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#1974407 - 11/05/14 06:28 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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It's impossible to find unbiased analysis of candidates and their platforms so that one can make an informed decision on who to vote for.
Then there's all the hype and spin and gender and color and 'we need this because' thrown in.
I wish elections could be run like a blind coke vs pepsi test.
Give me the ability to inform myself and let me chose which I like best.

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#1974416 - 11/05/14 06:46 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Truff - gonna disagree with you on that one. In Louisiana there is a non-partisan group that for every elections lists the ballot, and what a pro and con selection for each can mean (if i can find the link i'll post it). Does not put any political spin on the asnwers, simply lists facts.

Sadly, the last place to look for unbiased information is from a political party or a candidate...
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#1974424 - 11/05/14 06:56 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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I've not found anything like that up this far north, HG. Would be pleased to know that something like this is available.

Ditto re: the last place to look for unbiased info.... frown

But can you imagine the outcome if say, the last presidential election was done as a blind test with only facts available and no idea of race, ethnicity or gender? I am so tired of being told a vote for someone is a vote against someone else's rights.

I vote for a person based on their qualifications and ability to do a specific job...period. Wow! That's the same criteria used to hire someone for any job. Go figure.

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#1974427 - 11/05/14 06:58 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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I'm going to start picking my candidates based off who has the best rolled-up sleeves during their "everyman" speech in front of miscellaneous factory. Or whoever does the best "coat-over-my-shoulder" holding. It makes me feel like they really know who I am... "What? I roll my sleeves up too!"

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#1974428 - 11/05/14 06:58 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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out of the frying pan...
I try to vote against incumbents as much as possible. What's the line about politicians and diapers? smirk
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#1974461 - 11/05/14 07:41 PM Re: This is not a political discussion RR Becca
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Originally Posted By: RR Becca
I try to vote against incumbents as much as possible. What's the line about politicians and diapers? smirk


IF they don't smell right they are probably full of shift.
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#1974486 - 11/05/14 08:04 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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I am just happy all of the political commercials are over. Those ads, more than any single candidate, annoy me beyond words
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#1974488 - 11/05/14 08:07 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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There ought to be a UDAAP rule for political advertising. We got tons of junk mail that was nothing but distortions and misleading twisting of the facts. I've gotten to the point that I don't believe anything in political advertising.
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#1974500 - 11/05/14 08:24 PM Re: This is not a political discussion PATSGirl74
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Originally Posted By: PATSGirl74
I am just happy all of the political commercials are over. Those ads, more than any single candidate, annoy me beyond words


over? not here in La., where 3 elections have gone to runoff for senate and house seats...5 more weeks of these ads, but with more rhetoric and much nastier now...
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#1974535 - 11/05/14 09:33 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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I expect by the weekend, we'll be seeing commercials for the 2016 presidential election.
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#1974538 - 11/05/14 09:35 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Here in Iowa, one of our local tv stations ran a 30 second spot (a couple times each evening) of water lapping onto a beach with a graphic that read 'a political ad break - you're welcome'.
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#1974540 - 11/05/14 09:38 PM Re: This is not a political discussion MyBrainHurts
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Originally Posted By: MyBrainHurts
I expect by the weekend, we'll be seeing commercials for the 2016 presidential election.


If we see '16 presidential election commercials, so far ahead of the conventions, then it would be like promoting Christmas before Labor Day and that'll make my brain hurt.
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#1974566 - 11/05/14 10:05 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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interesting to see that 22% of people responding did not vote. Did not every state have elections yesterday? or did some states not, which would explain? or are people just apathetic to it?
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#1974570 - 11/05/14 10:09 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Hey, Fantasy Politicos, spin this thread however you want, but it absolutely IS a political thread. And it's pretty shameless that the mods have let it continue. The BOL mods for the cooler are biased and unfair.

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#1974575 - 11/05/14 10:11 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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It's like having a discussion about automatic weapons and saying it's not about efficient ways to kill people.

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#1974587 - 11/05/14 10:17 PM Re: This is not a political discussion buggs
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Originally Posted By: buggs
Hey, Fantasy Politicos, spin this thread however you want, but it absolutely IS a political thread. And it's pretty shameless that the mods have let it continue. The BOL mods for the cooler are biased and unfair.


oh Buggs...i fail to see how asking if people voted and if they feel their vote counts is political. but then, i don't get my rose-colored glasses at the same store you get yours from.

then again, likely if i did a poll on the type of cars people drove you would claim it is a thread about the bailout of Chrysler in the 80s and GM in the 2000s and also political...
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#1974591 - 11/05/14 10:19 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Say what you like buggs but this thread hasn't crossed any guidelines. BOL admin is the one making that determination, not you.

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#1974595 - 11/05/14 10:24 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Originally Posted By: HappyGilmore
interesting to see that 22% of people responding did not vote. Did not every state have elections yesterday? or did some states not, which would explain? or are people just apathetic to it?


Given the IQ of some, it's a good thing that 22% did not vote.
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#1974596 - 11/05/14 10:25 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
well, i'd like to think that the people on this site are a little more informed and professional than the average votre
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#1974604 - 11/05/14 10:31 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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"votre" confused is that a Louisiana pronunciation?
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#1974605 - 11/05/14 10:38 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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I did not vote for many reasons. 1) I'm from Idaho, so everyone with an R in front of their name automatically wins, 2) I don't follow local politics, so I didn't even know who the people where who were running, 3) I fail to see how voting for county coroner affects my life, 4) as an added benefit of not being registered to vote, I don't have to worry about jury duty.
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#1974608 - 11/05/14 10:45 PM Re: This is not a political discussion HappyGilmore
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Sorry TMatt, in Idaho you can still be selected for jury duty unless you also do not have a drivers license. Most states have moved to including drivers license information in their jury pools.

from: http://sjdc.isc.idaho.gov/JuryInformation.aspx

Quote:
Jury Panel: A large group of names is selected at random from a combined list of registered voters and Idaho driver's license holders

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#1974617 - 11/05/14 10:58 PM Re: This is not a political discussion buggs
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Originally Posted By: buggs
Hey, Fantasy Politicos, spin this thread however you want, but it absolutely IS a political thread. And it's pretty shameless that the mods have let it continue. The BOL mods for the cooler are biased and unfair.


Some reason when I read this I hear Nevil's voice (From iCarly) laugh

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#1974619 - 11/05/14 11:00 PM Re: This is not a political discussion TMatt87
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Originally Posted By: TMatt87
I did not vote for many reasons. 3) I fail to see how voting for county coroner affects my life,


oh sure, after a weekend of eating wild mushrooms and huffing paint a lazy first responder may put you in a body bag and pronounce you dead

the coroner may be your last hope in determining you're in fact, still alive
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#1974623 - 11/05/14 11:22 PM Re: This is not a political discussion CompliantOkie
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Originally Posted By: CompliantOkie
Sorry TMatt, in Idaho you can still be selected for jury duty unless you also do not have a drivers license. Most states have moved to including drivers license information in their jury pools.



Bummer frown
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