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 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 1
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I hope so..Cause its no use complaining if you dont try and change things!!
I know everyone is on here looking for their one and only
(even its only for a day) LOL..
but its time to get off our collective behinds and do something..
SO I HOPE YOU HAVE REGISTERED TO VOTE!
HERES ANOTHER PIECE OF GOOD INFORMATION YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE OUT OF TOWN TO VOTE ABSENTEE BALLOT
all you need to do is request one and it will be sent to you.
(that way you dont even have to take time off from your job.)
I have voted several times that way and its easy .No standing in line!
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 2
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Posted: 6/29/2008 4:32:14 AM
I'm registered in Florida. I have my home for sale and if it sells before the election, I will be voting absentee in Florida, but I will be voting. I have not missed voting ... EVER ... since I was 18. That's 40 years.
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 3
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Posted: 6/29/2008 5:03:46 AM
Cotter, I keep telling you to stop telling fibs here. You are not that old Where ya moving to?

Yes, it upsets me when I hear people talking about what is going on in this country and when you ask, they did not vote. I'll be there to vote too. Trying to figure a way to get around the fixed voting machines in Cajun land LOL

BTW, I did my fair share of punching the chads by living in Fla for 17 years. Hope you guys have a better system now.
 cotter
Joined: 10/17/2005
Msg: 4
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Posted: 6/29/2008 5:41:43 AM

Cotter, I keep telling you to stop telling fibs here. You are not that old
Cajun ...
Yuppers ... I'm a 59-year old granny ... sigh.

Where ya moving to?
Back to Ohio ... just as soon as I can get my house sold ... ... I'm outta here!!!
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 5
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Posted: 6/30/2008 4:54:16 AM
Good luck selling your home in this market..most people have to slash the price to get them sold and the speculators buy them up and use them as rentals..the house rental market in our area is growing and going crazy. There are a lot of people going into foreclosure.PLEASE EVERY BODY REGISTER AND VOTE.DONT LET THE SAME CROOKS BACK IN THAT SCREWED EVERYTHING UP FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS!!
 wolfie34761
Joined: 8/6/2006
Msg: 6
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Posted: 6/30/2008 5:15:10 PM

PLEASE EVERY BODY REGISTER AND VOTE.DONT LET THE SAME CROOKS BACK IN THAT SCREWED EVERYTHING UP FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS!!


AMEN to that artseagal.....!!!! Wolfie
 FishinForReel
Joined: 5/4/2008
Msg: 7
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Posted: 7/3/2008 7:58:03 AM
heres a copy of my voters registration..............

Don't Bring No Greeen Tomatoes Home Today

dar-lin' don't bring no green tomatoes home today
I'm ship-in out tomorrow and don't know if I'll be back
my units next in line and things aren't so devine
for a man with a family get-tin' sent over to Iraq

make sure you pick some ripe Ruskin's
you know your Johnny Reb likes them Red
make sure we've got plenty napkins
you know how they like ta run down my chin

make sure they call 'em beefsteaks
you know how Johnny Reb likes them big
and pray you'll see me next year
yeah pray I won't be dead

If you see the Landlord
driv-in' his Humvee on our side of the tracks
tell him he better pray, pray everyday
I come home in a sack
cuz me and the boys will be bringin home
heads full of smart bombs
heads full of awe and wrath
yeah if we come home alive from Iraq
we're gonna take this country back

Peace On and Offshore,
FishinForReel
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 8
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Posted: 7/4/2008 3:54:34 AM
my my my, is there an actual dissenter here
a man who thinks while drinking beer
some one who dont listen to the company line
some one who knows everything aint fine
well I do agree
and I am in the same boat
but never the less
I WILL STILL GO VOTE!



 FishinForReel
Joined: 5/4/2008
Msg: 9
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Posted: 7/4/2008 8:14:08 AM
Sorry Maam, rule number one never assume anything, I'm not a drinker, I'm a thinker, and I know if I were in Johnny's boots I'd feel the same way, I'll be writing in my candidate of choice if there's only 2 on the ballot. And don't give me the crap you'll be throwing your vote away. If only everyone would of thrown they're vote away maybe we just might not be in the havoc were in right now. I might even write in Johnny Reb, or find the name of a Soldier who has returned disabled, one who may be closer to the truth than others, and write his name in. Dissent is democracy.
well I do agree
speak up, show us , so others will follow. We've only seen the tip of the Iceberg, Rome was not built in a day, but fell in a nano second in comparison. It was not the Iceberg which sank the Titanic, it was the ego driving it. Or just be nice and don't even try to rock the boat. Prance your patriotic right to vote down to the poling rig. Although it's been in the works far longer than most care to admit, we've all seen where it got us the last two times. Go cast your vote amongst the shadow's like the black and white cold war photos of Russia they showed us, and wave your flag of glory. Bob Dylan was probably write anyways when he wrote "Blowing In The Wind" It does not take long to realize who is in charge of this democracy when once you realize they left out the last two verses to Woody Guthries "This Land is Your Land" when they taught it to you in school. Traktung Rinpoche wrote-Yes, it seems that to be "nice" one must cease and desist from all critical dissent and debate. To be nice, one must say things obliquely rather than directly, or better yet, say nothing at all. One should try to focus on points of agreement and smooth over differences in a fog of blandness. This emphasis on being nice is a form of oppression. Feminists pointed this out in the 70's and encouraged us not to teach our daughters to be "nice" because it was disempowering to them. Now we just want our Buddhists to be nice. This niceness which is being referred to is what Trungpa Rinpoche called "idiot compassion." It seems that it is fine for the Western Buddhist Movement to castrate the power of the Buddhadharma, but if anyone says "Hey, wait a minute, you are distorting the teachings of liberation," then they are branded with the scarlet letter - "not nice." OR
a man who thinks while drinking beer
I see you live in Dunedin, come on out to the Purple Moon on July 12th and listen to the music and free your self from "This Fine Mess Stanley Got us into".................

Peace On and Offshore,
FishinForReel
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 10
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Posted: 7/4/2008 12:49:55 PM
well you takes a heap a words to try to show me whose boss
and most of it is BS .... oh well your loss
keep picking and singing while Rome burns
and voting for no one
some guys never learn!


 FishinForReel
Joined: 5/4/2008
Msg: 11
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Posted: 7/4/2008 2:00:53 PM
I'm sorry Artseagal, any relation to Steven,

I should commend you for encouraging people to get out the vote, but if things go right down the middle again what will we have. Put some Sway in your request or should I say bounce , before the opposition lets another disaster occur to put the fear of God in the masses in order to maintain control of the status Quo. So whom do you suppose I should surrender my vote to and why. I want to hear whats in your heart and mind, I need to know whether it be a beast or a butterfly. What is gonna steer this ship away from the fire thats burning on the polar caps of this great planet earth. I hope not a greater more powerful Patriot Act. Shhh Hide me they're coming to knock on my door.

Peace On and Offshore,
FishinForReel
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 12
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Posted: 7/5/2008 4:02:25 AM
ART- cause I am an artist
SEA- cause I LIKE THE SEA
GAL- cause I am one
and if I thought I could do any good I would write my own name in..
but it wont so I am voting for Obama
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 13
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Posted: 7/5/2008 7:22:22 AM
Now that you've indicated your choice for President, it brings to mind how many e-mails I've received about him. The e's have all come from people that say that they are not racists or say that they believe in the U.S. Constitution all the way.

Here are some examples of these non racists or otherwise true Americans.........."Do we change it from the White house to the Black House?". "He's not American because his dad is not American". "He's not Christian because his dad is not". (of course, our constitution does not state any religion, but, conceived that he/she "will" be Christian by many who "assume")

There are many more that I've trashed, but, you get the picture. The majority of these came from upstanding (so they say), Republicans. Even the Republican party has denounced this type of untruth bashing. I'm waiting on the Irish bashing or how much money his wife has to start on McCain. It seems that people have lost track of the fact that we need a person in office that is a leader and they come in all ethnic backgrounds. I've even had people state that these are facts because they got an e-mail from a friend that got it from a friend that they know is telling the truth because they got it from a 3rd cousin 87 times removed that got it from a good source.

All these e's have come from good Americans and good Christians. I'm sure that they believe they are telling the truth. Of course, I'm a Christian too, but, I disagree because I do believe that my God does not agree with being a racists or telling untruths to sway people. I will vote, but, I'm not telling who. That is my right as a U.S. Citizen and I'm going to be there and be counted.
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 14
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Posted: 7/6/2008 5:14:32 AM
Good for you
let your concience and your wallet dictate who you will vote for!
the important thing is to vote !
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 15
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Posted: 7/6/2008 5:44:25 AM
I don't own a wallet. Had to sell it in yard sale because of current economy LOL
 Nephilim
Joined: 4/3/2005
Msg: 16
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Posted: 7/6/2008 9:18:23 AM
Is there a diffence in the two running for president now that they have won the nominations and now are trying to get people in the center to vote for them? If they both admit that their changes of position is "just politics", isn't that just admitting that they are both liars trying to get a vote? If they are both just lying for votes, then how can you choose between them or know what they will really do? Perhaps we should be allowed to vote for the lobbyists and special interest groups who are allowed to fund the campaigns, that way we will have more control over what actually happens in Washington.

Even if you did know the secret of what each of these guys really stands for and what their vision really is (other than lining their own pockets, be it literal with money or figurative with power), wouldn't your vote be washed away by all of the lemming voters who are voting as they are told? Lets say that there are many individual voters who aren't just voting as told. Is that worse? How many do you trust to see the best path for the country? They select the leader of our country with the daft skills that they have picked up from voting for truely important things like the next "American Idol".

I think that true involvement would require one not only to vote, but to find some truth in what those running are saying, and then manipulating some other group of people by making them appear more attractive to them. Can obama dance or sing? Can McCain dress cool? To win votes you have to stick what people really care about and say exactly what they want to hear, just ask Obama or McCain. They call it "changing strategy" from the primaries to the general election. Does Obama think NAFTA should be dropped? Only when he is talking to people who have lost jobs because of it. They should change their campaign slogans to "I agree with you".

Anyway, I think if I was going to vote I would vote for the one who is for change, the one who wants to do something about our dependence on foreign oil, the one who will not cut taxes to the rich, the one who is not like Bush.

It really is too bad that the only people who run for president are these clones or complete nut-jobs.
 FishinForReel
Joined: 5/4/2008
Msg: 17
Yes could there be another dissenter among us?
Posted: 7/6/2008 11:38:09 AM
Yes could there be another dissenter among us? Another Patriot, a Paul Revere for the people, one like the minutemen,(no, I know what your thinking ladies) a Rough Rider like Teddy Roosevelt a true breed of Republican unlike the corrupt regime running our country today. Let it rain Nephilim we are listening. I see no Teddy Bear in the race, should Ron Paul run independent? is He a Teddy Roosevelt?-

"The Man in the Arena"quote from that "Citizenship in a Republic" world-famous speech:

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat" - Teddy Roosevelt

Peace On and Offshore and Liberty and Justice for all, and remember you can't give it to another country until you have within your own borders,
FishinForReel
 Artseagal
Joined: 6/3/2008
Msg: 18
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Posted: 7/6/2008 3:49:48 PM
Anyway, I think if I was going to vote I would vote for the one who is for change, the one who wants to do something about our dependence on foreign oil, the one who will not cut taxes to the rich, the one who is not like Bush.

the above was a quote from nephilim..
my answer is:
you just dont get it do you..not voting doesnt help it hurts
if you want to do something drastic try marching on DC
maybe CNN will cover it if you do it naked
 Nephilim
Joined: 4/3/2005
Msg: 19
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Posted: 7/6/2008 5:58:17 PM
My point in that quote was that both candidates are running on the same platform. We have no choice and they have both admitted to just "playing political hardball" which aparently means just telling people what they want to hear.

How can voting help? Does a vote for someone you don't want to be your representative help in some way? I wouldn't want Obama or McCain to represent me in any arena, why would I want them to represent me in the country's highest office? I did really like the way that the Dems said they didn't care what Florida thought in the primary. Just shows how important everyone's vote is doesn't it? If you don't play along with the system, you won't be allowed to play at all.

Anyway, there is no point spoiling it for anyone else, you vote, maybe you'll get a cookie but when the cool-aide comes 'round, I think I'll pass. Rock the vote, buy an iPod and have a Coke and a smile. If I can just be the one dangling the shiny thing in front of your face while slipping the cards into my pocket and not the one putting the money on the table to play again and again, I'm happy.
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 20
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Posted: 7/6/2008 6:08:41 PM
This is the joy of a democratic government. He does not like the choices, but, a few million people have voiced their choice. You can stay home and not vote and we'll be happy to help you decide your future. Might even put you in for a demotion at work LOL. It's your choice, the American way, but, if you don't like either, don't complain. You could have put yourself down as a write in and voted for yourself.
 Nephilim
Joined: 4/3/2005
Msg: 21
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Posted: 7/6/2008 9:36:47 PM
Perhaps you should look up democracy. We are a far cry from anything represembling anything democratic. Which isn't a bad thing, last thing I want is average people running the country. What I do want is people who know what the hell they are doing, and that also isn't what we have or are going to have. I think the founders of this nation were very smart, they realized how incompetent politicians are and wanted to limit government. Too bad we applaud as we give them more control, power and money. It really is amazing how far we have let them go. This country doesn't even resemble what the countries founders had in mind and we are moving further and futher down that socialist path. Thats ok, I think that much of the heart of the country still knows what was intended and when spending and entitlement become unmanagable, we well still have them to bail out all of those who will be begging. Luckily this time it is completely man-made and not due to drought and poor agriscience.

Perhaps hardships will have some people rethink "fairness". Most people have gotten pretty off-track about what they think is "fair" and what they are entitled to. Anyway, you can vote, and you may be fiddling as Rome burns or this may go on for a thousand years I really can't say.
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 22
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Posted: 7/7/2008 6:11:17 AM
So, if none of it's right and nothing will correct it in your eyes, why not move? I'm sure that I can help you pack and I'm sure that I can find plenty of help with that packing. Might even take up a collection for your one way trip. Heck, we'd have a h**l of a party with the leftover donation money.
 Nephilim
Joined: 4/3/2005
Msg: 23
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Posted: 7/7/2008 10:55:47 AM
Just because it isn't right and nothing will correct it doesn't make it a good place to be, not that that was my opinion anyway. I'm just saying it is corrupt and voting isn't how you change anything in this society. In fact, realizing that the system doesn't work as advirtised is the first step toward prosperity. You have to know how the system works in order to make it work for you. If the system is run by cronyism, become one of the cronies. If there is tons of money being handed by the fistful to upstarts trying to get into the war business, move to the front of the line and hold out your hand. Speaking of which, I wonder how my grant writer is coming with her tasks. You guys go ahead and vote for liberal socialists who will tax us to death only to give it to ultra liberal groups. I will stop shaving and wearing deoderant and start a 509c. The US is the land of opportunity, even if it is created by ignorance sometimes.
 Cajun3149
Joined: 12/12/2005
Msg: 24
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Posted: 7/7/2008 11:02:14 AM
I'm a big LSU fan. We once had a two time All American (fresh and soph years). We cheered him all the way. He went pro. We cheered him on. He changed his name. We didn't care. He changed his religion. We didn't care. He refused to stand for the flag. We will not have anything to do with him. Get the picture?
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