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It is nice to see we didn't get Diebold-ed yesterday, for the most part.

The election went pretty much as I was hoping and expecting it would. I am a little disappointed that down here in Texas, my vote was more or less thrown down a well, a tiny speck of blue in a disgustingly red state. But I am proud to see that my home state of Iowa and my second-home state of Ohio turned blue, for the most part. Especially Ken Blackwell. I would have given anything to vote against that pseudo-Christian, election-stealing bag of shit. But he's gone, so yay.

I stayed up way too late last night, and am exhausted. Though I am happy, today's gonna be a long day.

Oh, and by the way: for anyone out there who did not vote yesterday--including the bizarre few who actually took pride in not voting--with all due respect, shame on you. I would love to use stronger language than that, but I won't.

If you don't vote, though, don't bitch. By not voting, you pretty much pissed away the right to do that.

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I waited in line to be among the minority of Democrats in Texas. I had really hoped we could boot F-ck F-cking F-ckinson. She's such a bitch. Oh well... Lost the battle, won the war.

I didnt vote because I wont be living in the state next year that I am registered for in now, though I would have liked to vote on some of the amendments in my future state of residence. I also think everyone voting should have to take a basic test to see if they know the issues each candidate is for, instead of saying "Ohh they're R or D, Ill vote for them regardless". I dont pay attention too much to politics and most of the time feel unsure of who I am choosing, which makes me think if I happen to make a difference with an unsure vote, what good am I really doing? I would undoubtedly fail that basic test, but this year I did read up on the candidates for the state I could not vote in and would have felt comfortable voting.



I dont think the bitching rule should apply to just those that didnt vote. I think everyone should quit bitching, because in the end its only the negatives everyone sees when things are seemingly not going their way. Hell, even when things ARE going their way, they still need to find something to bitch about because they take the good things for granted. Folks just dont seem to fathom the idea that other people may have a different and equally valid viewpoint, no matter how 'open minded' they claim to be.

I dont pay attention too much to politics and most of the time feel unsure of who I am choosing, which makes me think if I happen to make a difference with an unsure vote, what good am I really doing?

That's why we have political parties, to simplify the process of choosing your candidates. If you don't want to research each candidate (which is very easy to in the internet age) just vote for whichever party that most closely shares your values. Democrats can be all over the page on a number of issues. Republicans nearly always vote consistently and predictably on every issue, which is why they've been very successful politically.

Folks just dont seem to fathom the idea that other people may have a different and equally valid viewpoint, no matter how 'open minded' they claim to be.

I used to believe that, but it isn't true. There is no such thing as equally valid viewpoints in politics. There may be positive about both viewpoints but on real analysis, one is always going to come out better than other. For instance, was removing a tyrant like Saddam who tortured his own people a good thing? Yes, it was. However, was removing a tyrant like Saddam who tortured and killed terrorists when he found them in his country, thereby destabilizing Iraq into a place where terrorism could breed? No, it wasn't.

I've been studying politics for a long time and I consider myself open-minded, and I came to the realization that there is one political party that is consistently wrong about absolutely everything.

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wash. rinse. repeat.

I'm certainly glad I voted yesterday. It's a nice feeling to have voted when the race is so incredibly close and your state is the one that will determine control of the Senate. (See Virginia Senate Race) Everyone's gonna be watching us till this gets sorted out. At least the guy I voted for is ahead by.. oh.. 7,000 or so votes as of this moment. :)

Same sex marriage ban passed 57% to 43% though, even though I voted against it. Stupid red state.

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