Voted Early in the Florida Primary -YAY!

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    Mar 08, 2016 12:51 AM GMT
    We're already voting early in the Florida primary. In my voting district there was no contest except for President. Just 3 choices: Hillary, Bernie, and some guy I don't know anything about. Naturally I voted for Hillary.

    Very simple process. Just have my Florida driver's license scanned, and out popped my ballot, printed in accordance with my voting district. I don't know how other Florida counties do it, but Broward County really seems to have it well organized.

    I made my black mark (or marks in a general election), personally fed the ballot into a reader, and if I did it correctly, my vote is confirmed as entered.

    Because there was no waiting line the whole process took me just a little over 5 minutes. And I got a shirt sticker that said I voted early. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 08, 2016 1:21 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidWe're already voting early in the Florida primary. In my voting district there was no contest except for President. Just 3 choices: Hillary, Bernie, and some guy I don't know anything about. Naturally I voted for Hillary.

    Very simple process. Just have my Florida driver's license scanned, and out popped my ballot, printed in accordance with my voting district. I don't know how other Florida counties do it, but Broward County really seems to have it well organized.

    I made my black mark (or marks in a general election), personally fed the ballot into a reader, and if I did it correctly, my vote is confirmed as entered.

    Because there was no waiting line the whole process took me just a little over 5 minutes. And I got a shirt sticker that said I voted early. icon_biggrin.gif
    Obviously you picked the most unqualified and untrustworthy candidate for President. Evidently you want a Wall Street neoliberal for President who is just going to toss you along with all her other loyal supporters under an approaching bus if she is elected or more accurately selected. Oh well, that is your stupidity.
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    Mar 08, 2016 3:06 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

    Well, if you actually lived here you would have known this. And told us about your own primary voting. So what's the voting been like in New York, or wherever you do really live?
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    Mar 08, 2016 3:16 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Obviously you picked the most unqualified and untrustworthy candidate for President. Evidently you want a Wall Street neoliberal for President who is just going to toss you along with all her other loyal supporters under an approaching bus if she is elected or more accurately selected. Oh well, that is your stupidity.

    As you wish to believe. But, my real point was, if you could get past your own "fox hole" vision, as we used to say in the Army, is a larger picture.

    And that's with voting, and participating. We can argue later HOW you voted; my concern is DID you vote, or not? I hope everyone does.

    I just exercised a basic US American right. That's under assault by Republicans who want to limit voting to only their own friendly voting demographic.

    You rail against the Bible thumpers, with which I agree and support you. You might poke you head out of your fox hole, and take in the broader picture. To see the enablers those Bible thumpers really include, who gave them the power they wield in American politics today, and who are aligned with them and endorse them. I think you'll find it's not Hillary and the Democrats.
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    Mar 08, 2016 3:25 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Art_Deco said
    southbeach1500 saidWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

    Well, if you actually lived here you would have known this. And told us about your own primary voting. So what's the voting been like in New York, or wherever you do really live?


    Oh come now Kolonel, I've written time and time again here that I'm registered as an Independent. No primary voting for me.

    In Florida you could still vote in the primary. That's a minor issue. Busted again.
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    Mar 08, 2016 3:46 AM GMT
    In Florida only Party registrants vote in their Party's primaries for candidates, not independents. They can vote nonpartisan stuff: judges (nonpartisan haha) school board, referendum etc.
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    Mar 08, 2016 4:14 AM GMT
    Oh, and BTW, if anyone doubts my veracity (thinking of you SB, as always), here's a pic I took of today's little voting sticker. Taken in front of my computer screen with this thread.

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    More seriously, and my point, if we can get past SB's snarky personal attacks on me, I hope everyone here in the US will consider voting.

    If you have that option in your State during the current primaries then do it. I don't care what your political leanings are, just express them. That's your US Constitutional Right. We'll sort out and argue your choices later.

    I exercised that right today, Got this neat sticker for it! OK, never mind the sticker. The satisfaction is doing what only a fully empowered citizen can do. And knowing that my choice was a part of the process. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 08, 2016 4:20 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidI suppose the Kolonel will execute a hasty retreat. We won't see him in this topic anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Well, now that you've handed Deco's ass to him...he's slobbering all over himself with that phony magnanimous act above. Doesn't fool anybody. His next stop is the liquor cabinet.
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    Mar 08, 2016 4:30 AM GMT
    S2Ki said
    southbeach1500 saidI suppose the Kolonel will execute a hasty retreat. We won't see him in this topic anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Well, now that you've handed Deco's ass to him...he's slobbering all over himself with that phony magnanimous act above. Doesn't fool anybody. His next stop is the liquor cabinet.
    Now wait a minute, before you accuse Art of hitting the bottle, do you have any valid proof that he is an actual, confirmed alcoholicicon_question.gif
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    Mar 08, 2016 4:46 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 saidI suppose the Kolonel will execute a hasty retreat. We won't see him in this topic anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Well, now that you've handed Deco's ass to him...he's slobbering all over himself with that phony magnanimous act above. Doesn't fool anybody. His next stop is the liquor cabinet.
    Now wait a minute, before you accuse Art of hitting the bottle, do you have any valid proof that he is an actual, confirmed alcoholicicon_question.gif

    None, other than I joke about it. Because being a light drinker, I thought I could have innocent fun about the subject here. Well, not where southbeach1500 is concerned, when he has an ax to grind.

    He's propagandized my being an "alcoholic" for his own political purpose so that's it's become accepted as truth on RJ. In this he has succeeded.

    And yet no one from RJ who's met me in person has ever seen me drunk, in having dinner with me or elsewhere, like playing golf. Nor do I write incoherently drunk on RJ. Rather as, you can judge, it's rather academic at times, reflecting my teaching experience. This alcoholic libel is all an SB fabrication.
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    Mar 08, 2016 5:14 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Don't let the facts get in the way of another one of your whopper of a lies Kolonel Klueless:

    Florida is a closed primary state. If you wish to vote in a partisan primary election, you must be a registered voter in the party for which the primary is being held.

    http://www.flaglerelections.com/Voter-Education/Closed-Primary-Elections

    Party changes must be made by the end of the 29th day before the primary election. For a general election, a party change can be made at any time. A party change must be made in writing, use the Florida Voter Registration Application to change your party affiliation.

    From the very site you linked. It's very possible and doable. Yes, in the primary it takes 29 days foresight. For a general election it can be done on the spot.

    So I presume you don't vote for any party's primary? I'll keep that in mind, since you're a Florida resident (snigger).
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    Mar 08, 2016 5:27 AM GMT
    I'm also amused that southbeach1500 is enraged that I voted in the Florida primary, and of course especially because I voted for Hillary. So he tries to derail this thread, which I intended as an encouragement for other US RJ members to also vote in primaries where they can.

    For whatever candidates they wish. I voted for Hillary, but you vote for your own choice. We'll talk about it afterwards, as I said all along.
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    Mar 08, 2016 3:53 PM GMT
    And I want to note the excellent voter experience I had. Always do in Wilton Manors. Everyone is so friendly & helpful. Mostly older poll workers, I suppose many being retiree volunteers, those aren't paid positions. And they're on duty during business hours.

    Everyone is smiling, you aren't being herded around like cattle, but rather treated like guests. You smile back, and joke & laugh with them. And when they see me hobbling on my cane they offer me a special booth with a chair, which I've used before for elections with dozens of candidates and voter initiatives to wade through for a while.

    But when I realized I only had to choose from 3 Presidential contenders, making a single mark on my ballot, I took a standing booth. Because sitting down and immediately getting back up, just to make 1 quick mark, represented more effort. And then I personally fed my ballot into the reader/recorder, which confirmed it was done correctly, and I got my little "Atta Boy" sticker.

    Pleasant experience. The only time it's less easy is during Presidential elections with big turnouts. You may be in a line outside for a while. But even then the volunteers come outside to see who's handicapped, and bring folding chairs for them. I guess the voting rules prohibit those people from jumping the line.

    I love my little gay city. It reminds me of the small-town America I knew as a kid. Despite being right in the middle of the big metro sprawl of Fort Lauderdale & Miami. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 08, 2016 8:35 PM GMT
    And now my husband has voted today. He went into the city hall entrance in back, while I went in the front. Saw their office manager to drop off invitations for the Mayor and City Commissioners for a function we're hosting the end of March.

    I was inside for only a few moments, and as I went back to the car, he joined me! Wearing one of those little "I Voted Early" stickers that meant he completed the process. I mean, talk about in and out!

    BTW, naturally he voted for Hillary over the Socialist Sanders, as I did myself yesterday. We didn't even have to discuss it beforehand, it was a given.
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    Mar 08, 2016 8:48 PM GMT
    We vote by mail. Aside from the fact that we have a relatively late primary, this leaves us blissfully free of campaign visits and heavy commercial play. Because, when it comes down to crunch time, most of us who are going to vote have already done so. So there is no point in trying to change anybody's mind.
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    Mar 08, 2016 9:11 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidWe vote by mail. Aside from the fact that we have a relatively late primary, this leaves us blissfully free of campaign visits and heavy commercial play. Because, when it comes down to crunch time, most of us who are going to vote have already done so. So there is no point in trying to change anybody's mind.

    I voted absentee ballot a few times in the Army. In fact, my first vote ever, when I turned 21 (before the law allowed 18 ) was absentee from Ft. Benning, Georgia, When I had the great pleasure of seeing my own mother's name on the ballot (my father wasn't running in that election). She won, of course, my parents never lost an election.

    I also voted absentee while stationed in Germany. After that, I began to change my residency to the US State where I was living, for voting purposes. I began to lose contact with my home State of New Jersey (as should everyone), knowing more about the politics of where I was living.
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    Mar 08, 2016 9:30 PM GMT
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    mindgarden saidWe vote by mail. Aside from the fact that we have a relatively late primary, this leaves us blissfully free of campaign visits and heavy commercial play. Because, when it comes down to crunch time, most of us who are going to vote have already done so. So there is no point in trying to change anybody's mind.

    I voted absentee ballot a few times in the Army. In fact, my first vote ever, when I turned 21 (before the law allowed 18 ) was absentee from Ft. Benning, Georgia, When I had the great pleasure of seeing my own mother's name on the ballot (my father wasn't running in that election). She won, of course, my parents never lost an election.

    I also voted absentee while stationed in Germany. After that, I began to change my residency to the US State where I was living, for voting purposes. I began to lose contact with my home State of New Jersey (as should everyone), knowing more about the politics of where I was living.
    When I was stationed in Fort Polk, Louisiana in the early 90s, I changed my residency to Louisiana from New York since those money grabbing motherfuckers in Albany taxed me while I served overseas in South Korea. The only state not to grant any exemption for military servicemen. I said fuck this crap, Albany can kiss my ass. I changed my residency, drivers license, everything to Louisiana. At least Louisiana along with almost all other states offer military servicemen some type of exemption from state income taxes, not New York. Yet the Mario Cuomo Administration and the legislature were lamenting why so many people were moving out of the state. When you tax everything and everyone to death and you don't grant some type of exemption for New Yorkers serving their country, what do you expect people to doicon_question.gif
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    Mar 08, 2016 10:45 PM GMT
    ^^^^ I'm not sure I was ever aware you were in the Army. What did you do? For how long?
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    Mar 09, 2016 3:19 PM GMT
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    He went into the city hall entrance in back [to vote], while I went in the front. Saw their office manager to drop off invitations for the Mayor and City Commissioners for a function we're hosting the end of March.

    I'm sure they were "thrilled" to be invited to another one of your candlelight suppers.

    Actually it's a cocktail party reception with light buffet for about 100 guests, to officially welcome a new LGBT lifestyle magazine to Wilton Manors and Broward County. It's called Palette, a full-size and more "seriously" focused publication than the smaller "gay rags" we have here, that routinely feature nearly-naked Speedo bois on their covers and salacious articles inside, along with graphic personals and ads for gay massage parlors in the back pages.

    Palette is a publication of the Miami Herald, and my HUSBAND saw a mutually beneficial market for them in this area. He contacted their managing editor, whom I met for the first time at a large luncheon last week for a gay & lesbian professionals networking group to which he had invited her. We think she'll now be a regular member, the potential contacts and stories for her new magazine having impressed her.

    Palette also did an extensive feature on a new Wilton Manors business for their second edition that my HUSBAND had likewise arranged. He was even there helping to direct the photo shoot. He's really amazing! It's therefore at that same business where this reception will be held, and why it should be of interest to our City Commission to attend. Our goal is also to encourage Palette to do an article about Wilton Manors itself, currently "gay central" in South Florida.

    We're additionally inviting virtually every business owner in Wilton Manors, and I've been hand-delivering invitations to them for the last week. I dislike mailing invites, whereas handing it to them personally, and being sociable and explaining the event more fully than a formal card can do, gets better results. I already know most of these people anyway, I just enjoy the opportunity to visit, as well.

    And yeah, I think there may be some candles, the business owner likes scented ones for accent. Although no sit-down supper at a table with Royal Doulton, merely a reception. But you did have to make your usual snarky comment with pic, didn't you?
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    Mar 12, 2016 9:36 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
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    southbeach1500 saidI suppose the Kolonel will execute a hasty retreat. We won't see him in this topic anymore. icon_lol.gif


    Well, now that you've handed Deco's ass to him...he's slobbering all over himself with that phony magnanimous act above. Doesn't fool anybody. His next stop is the liquor cabinet.
    Now wait a minute, before you accuse Art of hitting the bottle, do you have any valid proof that he is an actual, confirmed alcoholicicon_question.gif

    None, other than I joke about it. Because being a light drinker, I thought I could have innocent fun about the subject here. Well, not where southbeach1500 is concerned, when he has an ax to grind.

    He's propagandized my being an "alcoholic" for his own political purpose so that's it's become accepted as truth on RJ. In this he has succeeded.

    And yet no one from RJ who's met me in person has ever seen me drunk, in having dinner with me or elsewhere, like playing golf. Nor do I write incoherently drunk on RJ. Rather as, you can judge, it's rather academic at times, reflecting my teaching experience. This alcoholic libel is all an SB fabrication.


    Didnt you have a seizure disorder?