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I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:44 am



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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:46 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:47 am

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?
 
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:51 am

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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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:53 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 2:53 am

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
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:14 am

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.


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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:18 am

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.
 
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:23 am

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

No surprise there.
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:25 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:29 am

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.
 
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:31 am

Nope I didnt vote.


No elections in my state.
 
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:37 am

Regardless what happens in CA, I'll be glad I won't have to see anymore of those damn political ads for a while!
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:39 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:40 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:41 am

CV990A:
You think Kline will win or will it go to Kilgore?
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:47 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:50 am

Sadly, I'm no longer registered to vote in California, I reregistered in Illinois.
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:00 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:10 am

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

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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:15 am

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.

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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:23 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:28 am

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.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:40 am

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.

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Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:44 am

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...
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:35 am

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 them get married.

I voted against a bond for the community colleges

I voted against a transportation levee, because I voted for the last one, which passed, and nothing changed.

I voted against a "crime prevention district" because it sounded to me like more beauracratic bullshit with a .25% sales tax hike attached.

There were a few other issues that I voted against as well.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:37 am

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 25):
I voted against a "crime prevention district" because it sounded to me like more beauracratic bullshit with a .25% sales tax hike attached.

"crime prevention district"?
WTF?
Shouldn't that be every district?
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:39 am

No I didn't!

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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:41 am

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 27):
They won't let me

Are you a felon?
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:42 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 26):
Shouldn't that be every district?

That's what I said
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:28 am

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, Pennsylvania) were local & county seats.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:41 am

Quoting KROC (Reply 7):
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.

I don't think you'll ever forgive them for that, 'bro.  Silly

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!

What he said. Biggest reason I hate elections. Just wait till the Congressional mid-terms next year.  Sad
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:49 am

No elections in North Dakota to my knowledge....

Which shouldn't be surprising, since there's hardly anything in North Dakota.  Smile

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Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:51 am

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. They spent the entire year at an extreme far corner of our township running radar. It's the only 35mph zone around here. Because of that, I made a special effort to go vote against the police levy that would keep them here.



Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
The other is to place restrictions on military recruiters at our high schools

I'm curious how a city ordinance would affect a Federal recruiter.
Has anyone figured out the logistics on this yet?
I get the feeling that even if it does pass, it won't be enforcable.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:52 am

Quoting Mir (Reply 32):
Which shouldn't be surprising, since there's hardly anything in North Dakota.

Not true.
You can find this is Ross, North Dakota.  Smile


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Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:21 am

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 be suckered again by the right wing and their media voice Fox News!
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:29 am

Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 33):
I'm curious how a city ordinance would affect a Federal recruiter.
Has anyone figured out the logistics on this yet?
I get the feeling that even if it does pass, it won't be enforcable.

Part of Dubya & Co. education plan is to allow these recruiters to aggressively solicitate students in coning them to join the military. Dubya & Co. holds federal dollars over the heads of educators if they don't allow this.
This is not a ban on recruiting. They'll still be allowed but no more luring minors with free movie tickets and lowered Suburban blasting loud rap with Armey or Marines logo painted on it.
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:35 am

Congratulations SuperFly!

There are no elections in Alaska this day - or I surely would have voted . . it's my duty.
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:36 am

Nope...not an election time in Oregon, yet.
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:50 am

I voted via mail ballot here in Washington.

Lots of controversial measures here:
- repeal of gas tax
- ban indoor smoking (yeaahh!!!!)
- medical malpractice

No statewide offices open this year, but turnout will be high as the ballot measures are very controversial and have a lot of people motivated to vote either way.
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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:07 am

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
I hope all of his ideas go down to defeat.

"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't mean blacks, it means liberals. ROFTLMAO...

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Here’s how I voted.

we care why?
 
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:06 pm

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Proposition 77 (Arnold's Redistricting Plan)—NO

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 partisan districting makes a mockery of democracy. You make so many sensible comments, I'm actually really surprised you voted against it.

Did you know that Iowa - the only state in the union that uses retired judges for redistricting, which is what Arnold wants - had nearly half of the NATION's really competitive congressional races in the 2004 election.

As for me....I'm proud to have voted to help re-elect Mayor Mike Bloomberg, one of the best NYC mayors ever. And a bunch of lower-level local races, too.
 
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:11 pm

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.




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RE: I Voted Today, Did You?

Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:33 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 36):
Part of Dubya & Co. education plan is to allow these recruiters to aggressively solicitate students in coning them to join the military. Dubya & Co. holds federal dollars over the heads of educators if they don't allow this.
This is not a ban on recruiting. They'll still be allowed but no more luring minors with free movie tickets and lowered Suburban blasting loud rap with Armey or Marines logo painted on it.

This has nothing to do with President Bush, Military Recruiters have always visited schools, they are normally invited by the schools...... I joined the US Navy in 1986, my brother joined in 1993, we both saw Military Recruiters on school property.....
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Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:44 pm

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.

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 for not voting....
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Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:16 pm

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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