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what, no special election thread?

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by grundy, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. grundy

    grundy Chimp

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    yep, my morning got a lot better when I hopped off the bus and saw the headlines: "California says no to Schwarzenegger"

    All of his initiatives failed :thumb:
     
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  2. Cooter Brown

    Cooter Brown Turbo Monkey

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    ah yes, I had to laugh too. I did read one negative though, SF voted to ban the manufacture & sale of handguns and ammo in the city, and also made it illegal to posess one in one's home or business


    I don't know how you can vote to make something a law that is illegal.
     
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  3. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    After you vote it in, then it is challenged as being unconstitutional....

    clogging up the system.

    Rhino
     
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  4. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Gee. Would it be a giant stretch to think that a topic like this should go........

    Oh, I don't know........

    Maybe in..............

    The Political Discussion forum? :confused: :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    He'll be back...
     
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  6. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Corzine got it in NJ.
     
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  7. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    The NJ election was just one big, mud-slinging cluster fvck. I hope this isn't a reflection of where politics are headed.
     
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  8. Tenchiro

    Tenchiro Attention K Mart Shoppers

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    Nope, it is a reflection of where politics have always resided.
     
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  9. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I voted in our local mayoral race. I think maybe 6000 people voted. About 3500 for the winner. The next runner up was around 1000 votes behind. I was struck by 2 things. A) my vote actually counted as 1/10th of 1% of the winning margin. That is a pretty big number if you really think about it. and B) There are about 28000 people eligible to vote here, where were they?

    It seems to me that unlike national politics, in local politics average Joe Citizen can actually make a difference. That's a pretty cool feeling.

    By the way the winning candidate is a big bike / alternative transportation advocate which is why she got my vote.
     
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  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :stupid:

    Key word being: ALWAYS

    Check out historical accounts some time of the elections of presidents such as Jefferson, JQA, and Jackson.
     
  11. grundy

    grundy Chimp

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    the what?

    my bad, I'll go post a 'what's for lunch' thread... or maybe a 'gosh, can you believe the weather' thread :blah:
     
  12. JRB

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    I was irritated by some dude calling my house every night for Proposition 2. It was a ban on gay marriage. I didn't vote in this, because I hadn't paid attention to what's what. It looks like Texas hates gay people though. I wonder why my brother moved to Miami. :think:

    *Austin blew the anti-gay folks out of the water.