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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2010, 02:09:42 PM »
Fortunately I did not hear that. However reading the words is causing frequent uncontrollable flatulence that may lead to s***.

Definition of a surprise?  Flatulence with a lump in it.  :o
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2010, 05:43:33 PM »
Clearly Im not the one with the bizarre obsession.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2010, 05:45:48 PM »
Just got back from the polls. I sent Washington a message. :D

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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2010, 08:28:42 PM »
At the risk of political blah, a brewer just got elected Governor in CO...I've had his beer, pretty good.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2010, 11:08:47 PM »
...a brewer just got elected Governor in CO...I've had his beer, pretty good.
What I always liked about his brewpub is, after suffering major beer fatigue at the GABF, I could wander down to Wykoop and have a mead.

That being said, this forum is not the progressive echo chamber; political opinions should be taken somewhere else.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2010, 11:21:38 PM »
...a brewer just got elected Governor in CO...I've had his beer, pretty good.
What I always liked about his brewpub is, after suffering major beer fatigue at the GABF, I could wander down to Wykoop and have a mead.

That being said, this forum is not the progressive echo chamber; political opinions should be taken somewhere else.

I agree. I've seen it rip asunder another forum. This is not the venue at all.

And I'd vote for a man that could brew decent beer. Yup. Sure would.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2010, 01:06:31 AM »
I feel for you guys. I don't even live in the country and I'm sick of it.

The toy commercials for Sinterklaas have begun here. Yep, Sinterklaas - almost as weird as an American election. Did anyone campaign in blackface?

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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2010, 01:31:23 AM »
...a brewer just got elected Governor in CO...I've had his beer, pretty good.
What I always liked about his brewpub is, after suffering major beer fatigue at the GABF, I could wander down to Wykoop and have a mead.

I have to get to Wynkoop more often - everything tastes better when it's free :)

The toy commercials for Sinterklaas have begun here. Yep, Sinterklaas - almost as weird as an American election. Did anyone campaign in blackface?
Not this year, although there was one guy who was fond of Nazi uniforms for a time prior to the campaign.   ::)

That Black Peter thing seems weird to me, but we probably have traditions that seem weird to people in other countries.  Perhaps like our seemingly perpetual election season?   ;D
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2010, 01:32:35 AM »
I feel for you guys. I don't even live in the country and I'm sick of it.

The toy commercials for Sinterklaas have begun here. Yep, Sinterklaas - almost as weird as an American election. Did anyone campaign in blackface?

The interesting times are still in progress.  :-\

As always.

I'm surprised at what I perceive as a low turn out. Really? Am I wrong? Apathy. At most about a quarter of my colleagues voted.

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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 02:24:32 AM »
I'm surprised at what I perceive as a low turn out. Really? Am I wrong? Apathy. At most about a quarter of my colleagues voted.

I am amazed and ashamed by voter turnout.  
What makes the USA exceptional is that our government is based on our right to tell government what to do.
And the majority of the people cannot be bothered to take the time to exercise that freedom!
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 04:47:34 AM »
Voter turnout has always been a problem in American elections, particularly in off-Presidential cycle elections. It's bizarre, but at least in modern times we did still did use to hit 60% turnout on cycle and 50% off cycle as opposed to the trend today of ~50-55% on cycle and 35-40% off cycle.

Despite the number one given reason being "not enough time" - the real turning point? Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate. That triple whammy killed the electoral spirit.

I still think election days should be work holidays. I know employers are required to provide workers time to vote, but bah.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2010, 05:12:59 AM »
Voter turnout has always been a problem in American elections, particularly in off-Presidential cycle elections. It's bizarre, but at least in modern times we did still did use to hit 60% turnout on cycle and 50% off cycle as opposed to the trend today of ~50-55% on cycle and 35-40% off cycle.

Despite the number one given reason being "not enough time" - the real turning point? Vietnam, Nixon and Watergate. That triple whammy killed the electoral spirit.

I still think election days should be work holidays. I know employers are required to provide workers time to vote, but bah.
I'm not sure it would help so much in the USA because of the apathy here, but I think Germany holds elections on Sundays.  They get much better turn-out.
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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2010, 05:13:13 AM »
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2010, 05:53:48 AM »
 I spent the day in Colonial Willimasburg, VA. (vote absentee last week BTW).
Around noon I was sitting in awe in the the old capital building in the chamber of the House of Burgesses listening to a lovely lady dressed in 18thy century garb give her talk about Patrick Henry, Richard Lee and the other Virginians that deliberated and drafted the Virginia Constitution and we know where that led a month later in Concord, Mass.

  It occurred to me that is was voting day, and had it not been for these folks, and many more like them, we would have no need for a ballot.
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Re: Election Day in the USA!!!
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2010, 06:15:07 AM »
Another piece of positive news is that Massachusetts has voted YES on Question 1 to remove the 6.25% Sales Tax on alcohol, which is already taxed heavily through excise tax.  Of course, we'll have to see if they actual follow through with it.
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