Get out and VOTE today, Democrats!

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    Nov 03, 2015 4:47 PM GMT
    If you have elections in your district today, make sure you get out and vote. A Democrat President won't be able to get much done if the House/Senate are controlled by GOP.

    P.S. I saw a lot of older folks in wheelchairs and canes walking into the voting area...so....you know how they'll most likely vote.

    So show up and vote!

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    Nov 03, 2015 4:52 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIf you have elections in your district today, make sure you get out and vote. A Democrat President won't be able to get much done if the House/Senate are controlled by GOP.

    P.S. I saw a lot of older folks in wheelchairs and canes walking into the voting area...so....you know how they'll most likely vote.

    So show up and vote!



    "House/Senate are controlled by GOP"

    And we'll do what we can to keep it that way.
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    Nov 03, 2015 5:04 PM GMT
    Really weird. All kinds of election day hoopla in the papers, but I never got a ballot. The secretary of state's web page hasn't been updated in a year. Noting in the local rag. Forget the county clerk's web page - it's kind of amazing that they even have one.

    Apparently, there is nothing at all to vote on in my county. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.
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    Nov 03, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidReally weird. All kinds of election day hoopla in the papers, but I never got a ballot. The secretary of state's web page hasn't been updated in a year. Noting in the local rag. Forget the county clerk's web page - it's kind of amazing that they even have one.

    Apparently, there is nothing at all to vote on in my county. I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.


    Here you go, mindgarden:

    http://www.co.hood-river.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B15637FD7-5185-426A-8FCF-6EA6F4BF169C%7D
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    Nov 03, 2015 7:05 PM GMT
    Nice try, but I don't live in Hood River County. As far as I know, they don't have anything to vote on either.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 03, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
    Well in my home city of Buffalo we have a city council election in my home district. I voted for the moderate republican candidate over the crooked insider who is the incumbent as well as the democrat who was appointed by his cousin who was our city councilman but decided to take a higher paying position in county government three months ago. It is time to send a republican to represent our district and end the crooked democrats 50 year monolithic rule in city hall.
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    Nov 03, 2015 7:19 PM GMT
    Seriously, we have such a hotbed of political issues to deal with.

    The biggest thing going on here is the recycling coordinator used a country credit card to buy a gallon of paint and a brush, then painted his office. The DA indicted him on a whole raft of charges, from theft to vandalism.

    Really, I think we should put my dog up on the ballot. If she has nothing to do, she takes a nap.
  • metta

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    Nov 03, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    MAINE

    Group’s videotaping of petition gathering at polls raises intimidation concerns


    Project Dirigo members have been observed videotaping petition gatherers and asking their names and addresses, as well as debating voters about universal background checks for gun purchases.


    http://www.pressherald.com/2015/11/03/group-videotaping-petition-gathering-process-at-polls/
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 04, 2015 12:22 AM GMT
    Pshaw. The only position of note in my district was for Chief Paper Clip Counter and Assistant Rubber Band Tester. It's one of those at-large functions.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:23 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said11988456_1207472479279405_81121453243874
    That is most of the older northern US cities. Go figureicon_mad.gif
  • tj85016

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:29 AM GMT
    please, 90% of government, the parts that actually runs things (and can't be fired or dismissed) are un-elected

    that's my theory on why people don't vote - they've figured it out it's a rigged game
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:32 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said11988456_1207472479279405_81121453243874
    Cities like Chicago, Gary, Flint, Saginaw, Detroit, Toledo, Lorain, Cleveland, Youngstown, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester, Schenectady, Bridgeport, New Haven, Newark, Baltimore, Chester PA, and obviously the city pictured above beautiful, vibrant Camden, NJ. Thank you democrats for fucking up these once proud, prosperous cities with your horribly failed urban policies. Keep up the outstanding work of endlessly pandering to crooked organized labor and the unmotivated urban poor. Oh yes keep churning out more costly, harebrained, silver bullet redevelopment schemes. You donkey dorks are doing one heck of a job. icon_evil.gif
  • tj85016

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:42 AM GMT
    it's funny how the "liberal media" doesn't show the US contractors building $12 million elementary schools in Afganistan

    i'm sure the people in Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia would enjoy watching that shit
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    Nov 04, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
    Our district won a Senate seat!
  • metta

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    Nov 04, 2015 6:54 AM GMT
    Conservatives Have A Big Night In Local And State Elections


    Voters elected Republicans and rejected progressive ballot initiatives, including anti-discrimination and marijuana legalization measures.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2015-elections-conservatives-win_563972dee4b0b24aee4812a0?utm_hp_ref=politics
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    Nov 04, 2015 6:58 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidOur district won a Senate seat!


    If it was a "district" it would be a house seat, not senate. Two senators per state ... no districts. So I assume you mean state senate?
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    Nov 04, 2015 6:59 AM GMT
    metta saidConservatives Have A Big Night In Local And State Elections


    Voters elected Republicans and rejected progressive ballot initiatives, including anti-discrimination and marijuana legalization measures.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/2015-elections-conservatives-win_563972dee4b0b24aee4812a0?utm_hp_ref=politics


    And I vote for a democrat for city council. Gawd forgive me icon_wink.gificon_redface.gificon_eek.gif
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    Nov 04, 2015 7:48 AM GMT

    This is sad, its almost 2016 and Houston is not some small place like El Paso. Wasn't there a state secession vote this time around?



    In Houston, voters overwhelmingly opposed Proposition 1, a non-discrimination initiative -- a huge loss for LGBT activists who campaigned for it. Many prominent Democrats, including Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, endorsed Prop. 1, also known as Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO.

    HERO's opponents successfully thwarted the measure, in part through a fear-mongering ad campaign that claimed the measure, which would have protected against discrimination in public places, would have allowed male sexual predators to disguise themselves as women and enter women's restrooms.

  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 04, 2015 1:07 PM GMT
    ELNathB said
    This is sad, its almost 2016 and Houston is not some small place like El Paso. Wasn't there a state secession vote this time around?



    In Houston, voters overwhelmingly opposed Proposition 1, a non-discrimination initiative -- a huge loss for LGBT activists who campaigned for it. Many prominent Democrats, including Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, endorsed Prop. 1, also known as Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO.

    HERO's opponents successfully thwarted the measure, in part through a fear-mongering ad campaign that claimed the measure, which would have protected against discrimination in public places, would have allowed male sexual predators to disguise themselves as women and enter women's restrooms.

    Small place and El Paso are totally incompatible because El Paso itself has almost 700,000 in population. As for Houston it is a very conservative city and a purple swing city. I don't blame the people of Houston for denying these transgender weirdos their special rights to use the woman's rest rooms. It should serve as a stern wake up call to the gay, lesbian and bisexual community to permanently exclude these transgender lunatics from our community because they are giving us a negative image. It is time to remove the T from the GLB community once and for all. We have nothing in common with these freaky extremists period.
  • metta

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    Nov 05, 2015 3:11 AM GMT
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  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 05, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidWell in my home city of Buffalo we have a city council election in my home district. I voted for the moderate republican candidate over the crooked insider who is the incumbent as well as the democrat who was appointed by his cousin who was our city councilman but decided to take a higher paying position in county government three months ago. It is time to send a republican to represent our district and end the crooked democrats 50 year monolithic rule in city hall.


    Are you in that earmuff-shaped gerrymandered monstrosity? Whatsherface Louise(?) Slaughter or whatevs? You know, the one who claimed some old gal had to wear her dead sister's teeth cuz she couldn't afford dentures.
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 05, 2015 3:22 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    ELNathB said
    This is sad, its almost 2016 and Houston is not some small place like El Paso. Wasn't there a state secession vote this time around?



    In Houston, voters overwhelmingly opposed Proposition 1, a non-discrimination initiative -- a huge loss for LGBT activists who campaigned for it. Many prominent Democrats, including Obama and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, endorsed Prop. 1, also known as Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO.

    HERO's opponents successfully thwarted the measure, in part through a fear-mongering ad campaign that claimed the measure, which would have protected against discrimination in public places, would have allowed male sexual predators to disguise themselves as women and enter women's restrooms.

    Small place and El Paso are totally incompatible because El Paso itself has almost 700,000 in population. As for Houston it is a very conservative city and a purple swing city. I don't blame the people of Houston for denying these transgender weirdos their special rights to use the woman's rest rooms. It should serve as a stern wake up call to the gay, lesbian and bisexual community to permanently exclude these transgender lunatics from our community because they are giving us a negative image. It is time to remove the T from the GLB community once and for all. We have nothing in common with these freaky extremists period.


    I don't know about removing the T, but I wish we'd remove the self-righteous moralizing sanctimonious white Liberal batshit cray cray from LGBT.
  • metta

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    Nov 05, 2015 7:25 PM GMT
    Oregon voter turnout was 69.5 percent, and Democrats won BIG

    "And the result?

    Despite a huge Koch cash dump, liberal Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley re-elected in a landslide.

    Despite a relentless smear campaign by the state's largest (but shrinking) newspaper, Democratic Governor John Kitzhaber re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term.

    The Democrats' state House majority expanded.

    The Democrats' state Senate majority expanded by the critical seat that will neutralize a conservadem who had been gumming up the works, with a second possible pickup still too close to call.

    Marijuana easily legalized.

    An equal rights amendment resoundingly passed.

    Top two primaries resoundingly rejected."


    http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/11/oregon_ballot_turnout_as_of_no.html
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/06/1342546/-Oregon-voter-turnout-was-69-5-and-Democrats-won-BIG
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    Nov 05, 2015 9:15 PM GMT
    icon_question.gificon_question.gificon_question.gif Roboposting ancient history? That was last year.

    Kitzhaber has long since resigned in disgrace.
    Campaigns are ramping up for the next governor after his replacement.