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I Voted Today, Did You?  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1610 times:



Today there are elections here in California as well as New Jersey, Virginia and many large cities are holding there citywide elections.
Today voters in California have the opportunity to terminate Arnold’s plan which is already costing the state $50+million. His special election is an unfunded mandate to all local and counties statewide. Never mind the fact that the mid-term primaries are just 5 months away. I hope all of his ideas go down to defeat.

Here’s how I voted.




State

Proposition 73 (Waiting Period For Termination of Pregnancy)—NO

Proposition 74 (Teacher Tenure)—NO

Proposition 75 (Union Dues Restrictions)—NO

Proposition 76 (Increase Governor's Power To Cut Spending)—NO

Proposition 77 (Arnold's Redistricting Plan)—NO

Proposition 78 (Industry Backed Drug Discount Plan)—NO

Proposition 79 (Consumer & Health Care Groups' Drug Discount Plan)—YES

Proposition 80 (Partial Re-Regulation of Utilities)—YES



City

Proposition H (Handgun Ban)—No Position

Proposition I (Limit Military Recruiters In Schools)—YES


Two controversial citywide initiatives.
I know I am on the losing end on this one but I think as citywide ban on legal hand gun sales is a dumb idea that hasn’t worked in any other city. It’s nothing more than just feel-good politics.

The other is to place restrictions on military recruiters at our high schools. I am enthusiastically supporting this measure which will pass by a landslide.


Bring back the Concorde
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User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1605 times:

I did vote, but how I voted is my business.  Smile

It's the fact that your exercised this gift of the free vote that counts.


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1602 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
voters in California have the opportunity to terminate Arnold’s plan

Here in the UK I think Arnie has been getting a lot of negative press. From your point of view as an American has it all been justified?


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1598 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
The other is to place restrictions on military recruiters at our high schools. I am enthusiastically supporting this measure which will pass by a landslide.

You must live in the people's republic of Berkeley.  Wink

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 1):
I did vote, but how I voted is my business.

It's the fact that your exercised this gift of the free vote that counts.

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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1598 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 2):
From your point of view as an American has it all been justified?

I think the bastard has had a free ride with press far too long. They've only delt with him with kid gloves.
Now the idiots that voted for him are finally realizing who are pulling his strings.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
You must live in the people's republic of Berkeley.

Nope.
San Francisco.
Berkeley is a right-wing police state IMHO.  Smile



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1584 times:

I voted. I voted on four of the seven ballot issues available in my district, plus a variety of offices. I decided a few years ago that if I can't make an informed decision on an issue or office, then I don't cast a vote on it. My ballot had about ten holes for fifteen possibilities.


redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1577 times:

I'll vote after work and after the gym. I'm looking forward to doing my best to rid the city of the officials who made us by some stupid ass Ferry twice.

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17446 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1571 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
Berkeley is a right-wing police state IMHO.

No surprise there.



E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineFLAIRPORT From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1570 times:

didn't vote for a few reasons:
1) I'm not registered...I'll register next year
2) I'm not at home, I'll send in a write in next year
3) due to the hurricane voting was pushed back in South Florida in any case.


User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1562 times:

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
I Voted Today, Did You?

Absolutely not. For one I am registered to vote in a state that's a thousand miles away, second there really isn't anything being voted on there (nothing worse than a mid-midterm election) and third I really have no idea which city I legally reside in. I can think of 3 or 4 which might be it.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1562 times:

Nope I didnt vote.


No elections in my state.


User currently offlineSolarix From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1556 times:

Regardless what happens in CA, I'll be glad I won't have to see anymore of those damn political ads for a while!

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1553 times:

Yep, voting may be good, but the best part is no more annoying phone calls from politicians every 5 min saying 'vote for me'. Here in Virginia, they had started using automated messages that were often garbled or sometimes didn't play. Nothing says 'I care for the citizens of this state' like a broken computer message.


Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1552 times:

Quoting Solarix (Reply 12):
Regardless what happens in CA, I'll be glad I won't have to see anymore of those damn political ads for a while!

Or mail.

I don't watch TV anyway. I read that Arnold didn't spend a penny to advertise here in the Bay Area because it would remind the Democratic voters that there is an election.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1550 times:

CV990A:
You think Kline will win or will it go to Kilgore?



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1542 times:

Superfly-
I voted for Kane, but I think Kilgore will win. In all honesty, I don't care for either candidate, but I figure if I don't vote, I can't complain about whoever wins.



Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1538 times:

Sadly, I'm no longer registered to vote in California, I reregistered in Illinois.


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User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6432 posts, RR: 54
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1532 times:

I won't be voting until next Tuesday.

And we will only elect a council of just over a dozen good men and women to run this county with some 15,000 souls for the next four years.



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1519 times:

Nope. Nothing to vote for today. Therefore, no election.

Mark


User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4276 posts, RR: 52
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1519 times:

Woke up bright and early to get my vote in and put some yard signs out on the big street corners  Smile 9 State Constitution amendment proposals and 14 citywide proposals. Out of the 23 combined, only 5 were decent proposals.

Texan



"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1515 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 5):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 3):
You must live in the people's republic of Berkeley.

Nope.
San Francisco.
Berkeley is a right-wing police state IMHO.

 rotfl 

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
CV990A:
You think Kline will win or will it go to Kilgore?

Kline, only because 1) Warner has been a pretty good governor, and 2) Kilgore hasn't demostrated how he'd do a better job. Had the republicans run a better candidate, Kline would have lost big time.


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39854 posts, RR: 74
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1510 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 21):
Had the republicans run a better candidate, Kline would have lost big time.

I read that Kilgore didn't want to appear with Bush in public on this campaign. Arnold is also running from Bush here in California. I suprised to hear that Kilgore wasn't beging for Bush to appear with him considering how conservative Virginia is.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

I would, but if everything goes according to plan, I won't be residing here in 6 months. Even at that, I dont vote for a mayor, I live in a small city outside of the main city. That would be my only thing im worried about.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 21):
Kilgore hasn't demostrated how he'd do a better job.

What I loved about the Kilgore ads was how in the same breath he promised to both widen I-66 inside the Beltway as well as return road construction powers to local governments, which if I understand Arlington politics correctly is a contradictory statement...



Kittens Give Morbo Gas
25 CaptOveur : I early voted about a week ago. About the only issue I gave a shit about was the gay marriage thing on our ballot. I voted whichever way might let the
26 Superfly : "crime prevention district"? WTF? Shouldn't that be every district?
27 Post contains images BigOrange : No I didn't! They won't let me
28 Superfly : Are you a felon?
29 CaptOveur : That's what I said
30 PHLBOS : I did it just before I left for work; residing next door to a polling place does have its advantages. All the races in my area (Delaware County, Penns
31 Post contains images Falcon84 : I don't think you'll ever forgive them for that, 'bro. What he said. Biggest reason I hate elections. Just wait till the Congressional mid-terms next
32 Post contains images Mir : No elections in North Dakota to my knowledge.... Which shouldn't be surprising, since there's hardly anything in North Dakota. -Mir
33 Fokker Lover : When our county sheriff had some financial troubles, they pulled out of our township. We then hired the twp. police next to ours to patrol for us. The
34 Post contains images Superfly : Not true. You can find this is Ross, North Dakota.
35 Zippyjet : Superfly Welcome to my family of respected A Net Members list! Unfortunatly here in Maryland it is a dark/off year. Hopefully next Fall, we all won't
36 Superfly : Part of Dubya & Co. education plan is to allow these recruiters to aggressively solicitate students in coning them to join the military. Dubya & Co.
37 ANCFlyer : Congratulations SuperFly! There are no elections in Alaska this day - or I surely would have voted . . it's my duty.
38 S12PPL : Nope...not an election time in Oregon, yet.
39 StevenUhl777 : I voted via mail ballot here in Washington. Lots of controversial measures here: - repeal of gas tax - ban indoor smoking (yeaahh!!!!) - medical malpr
40 JeffM : "IN" defeat, not "to" defeat professor. Maybe if more of your type voted you wouldn't have to worry about stuff like this. And no, "your type" doesn'
41 NYCFlyer : Dude, why on earth did you vote against the redistricting plan? That is the most sensible piece of legislation in your state in a long time. Our part
42 NWA742 : Didn't get around to voting tonight. The only thing I really cared about was the gay marriage ban, I would've voted for it. -NWA742
43 MidnightMike : This has nothing to do with President Bush, Military Recruiters have always visited schools, they are normally invited by the schools...... I joined
44 MidnightMike : Got that right, vote, I do not care which way you vote, but damn it, vote! Tired of seeing these low percentages of people that vote, shame on people
45 BHXFAOTIPYYC : Consider yourselves lucky that you can vote on specific policies rather than the "one size fits all / take it of leave it" politics we get stuck with.
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