Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1171 times:
The US Presidential election is getting uglier by the day. After Ohio, where Republicans have (fortunately) failed to prevent thousands of people from exerting their right to vote, it's now in Florida that 58,000 ballots, that were supposed to mailed out on Oct. 7 and 8 to Broward County, could be missing. http://www.local10.com/politics/3854230/detail.html
I understand that Broward County (mainly FLL) is a very large Democrat stronghold in Florida.
I'm really not convince that Americans will know on November 3rd who their next president will be.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 52 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1156 times:
"The postal service told Local 10 late Tuesday that they don't have 58,000 ballots floating around. They did say that they have several employees assigned to deal only with ballots and they are being delivered in one to two days -- once they get them."
..so.... who didn't bring them to the post office?
"the elections office is now suggesting that they take the opportunity to vote early."
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1122 times:
Is that the best you can contribute to this thread? Here we have 58,000 people who have no recieved their absentee ballots yet, in the SAME counties that there were fiascos in last year, and the best you can do is make wisecracks? Pathetic.
As for these ballots, if these people don't recieve their absentee ballots on time, expect and uproar and a complete mess in Florida. They should have the right to vote and nothing should stop them, not political intervention or post office messup.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 1114 times:
You're starting to sound like others in this forum, can't you at least comment on the thread? He brought up something serious, what do you say about the missing ballots? Or are you just going to choose to ignore it? Try again dude.
If you don't want to comment on it, fine, but don't ridicule the guy for bringing it up.
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1060 times:
Blaming Democrats or Republicans for what appears to be yet another election mess is pointless.
The reality is that we, the United States of America, have made ourselves the laughing stock of the world in recent years when it comes to the ballot box. We can put a man on the moon, develop some of the world's best technology, put powerful computers in the homes of most Americans, and we lack the courage, ethics, common sense, and tenacity to build a uniform electoral process that is immune to fraud. Lets not get started on the issue of how voting is a local issue. A lot of things are local issues, but there is uniformity across the US. Certification of medical professionals is a local issue, yet there is considerable uniformity across the US. The ONLY reason - even after the disgrace of 2000 (whatever you believe the real outcome of that race was) - we do not have a fraud resistant electoral process is because politicians prefer a process that is open to manipulation.
Our stock in the world has plummeted with our misguided adventures in Iraq, and if this election is contested, any attempts by the US to preach the virtues of democracy will be ridiculed by even the worst dictators.
Airplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 993 times:
A recent study reported 98% of dead people vote Democratic.
The same study reported 98% of dumb people vote Republican...
Sorry I couldn't resist.....
All I ever see Qb001 post is nonstop threads about the U.S. Election, or how evil Bush is, or how the U.S. has its nose somewhere etc. Maybe he should worry about his own country for a change.
Us Canadians were quite concerned and vocal during the Canadian federal election earlier this year. The reason you didn't realize it is that it was all done in about 2 months. Unlike the marathon circus show that is the American election.
Yes I said "circus". There are elephants, donkeys, clowns, freaks, and now a disappearing act. All you need is to have someone shot out of a cannon and you could charge admission.
How on earth, with all the past problems and the scrutiny afforded this issue, especially in Florida, can this happen?
Its all quite mesmerizing. But more in the context of watching an airplane careen into a mountain out of control than watching a circus really…
Yes I said "circus". There are elephants, donkeys, clowns, dare-devils, and now a disapearing act.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 977 times:
Well done QB. 1 thread compared to the numerous threads you have started on American Politics. It's too bad Captoveur is on vacation because his Obsession picture would be perfect in here right about now.
OYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 974 times:
Nice put Airplay,
I couldn't have said it better myself. I just feel sorry for the american people. They are the ones who has to go thru this. It must be irritating that the Greatest country in the world don't know how to have an election without making a fool of them selves infront of the rest of the world.
I think there will be more of this the noext couple of days unfortunatly.
Qb001 From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2053 posts, RR: 4 Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 967 times:
It's too bad Captoveur is on vacation because his Obsession picture would be perfect in here right about now.
Well, allow me.
Since you seem to have a strange "girly" attraction to perfume, I've found something that will both satisfy this fantasy of yours and illustrate what I think about your opinion, although in a slightly dyslexic way.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good theory.
IFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2 Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 949 times:
I just got back from voting early here in FL. In the 3 hours it took me to vote at least 1,000 people were there at all times. The line streched from the voting booths on the second floor all the way into the hall into the stairs and back into the first floor lobby where it wound around and ended about 100 feet outside the door(whew!). There probably would have been more but parking in downtown Gainesville is tough to come by.
Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
25 JeffM: :They should have the right to vote and nothing should stop them, not political intervention or post office messup." Tbar, show me something that prov
26 Gigneil: CNN Headline news reported today that the postal service did find several thousand of the missing ballots in Broward today. N
27 Qantas077: even the fiasco that is the US elections has made it's way down here, i've heard that the computer ballot boxes are so easy to hack into that all you
28 Boeing7E7: A recent study reported 98% of dead people vote Democratic. The same study reported 98% of dumb people vote Republican... And in a more recent study,
29 Mir: Why else would one of the US's largest hospitals be located in North Dakota??? So that this place can have SOMETHING to be proud of? There's certainly
30 USAirways737: The thing many people who claim to be so interested in American politics forget, is that our government is made to have checks and balances. Everyone
31 VonRichtofen: "And in a more recent study, 98% of Canadians come to America for medical treatment." riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight........ Who's citizens are flooding the b
32 JeffM: "..Who's citizens are flooding the border crossings looking for flu shots and or affordable prescription drugs?" Probably our Mexican friends that don
33 Tbar220: JeffM, Tbar, show me something that proves there was intervention and or a "messup" by the post office? Um, you're kidding right? Ok, lets do this log
34 JeffM: Address the points? Seems like 1 - 4 above cover them. What do you want... the world to stop until the answer is found? The answer you demand just mig
35 Tbar220: JeffM, First you respond to my initial post by insulting me, but then when I make a valid argument your testosterone levels just don't allow you to ad
36 JeffM: "..First you respond to my initial post by insulting me,.." Never did anything like that... If you think I did.. oh well. "but then when I make a vali
37 OYRJA: Guys guys guys.. Come on now. Kiss and make up now Isn't there already a liberal lady who has taken the responsibility for this? So ths case should be
38 FDXmech: >>>A recent study reported 98% of dead people vote Democratic.It must be irritating that the Greatest country in the world don't know how to have an e
39 Airplay: And in a more recent study, 98% of Canadians come to America for medical treatment. I live 50 miles from North Dakota. I don't know anybody that has t