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chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 12:49 AM

DUTIES

Here's to differences that make this such an interesting site.

Here's to things we are passionate about.

Ultimately, it's up to each and every one of us to voice our choices tomorrow.

(Sry Tsk, don't agree with ya on that).

Whatever the case may be, whomever your choice...VOTE.

Me

(if you live in Chicago, vote early and often)

sherilynn1962
Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 12:51 AM

I voted early - so much easier. I was in and out in 10 minutes.

Good luck to all tomorrow - make friends while standing in line!

S.

bleepy
Bleepy  (Level: 140.3 - Posts: 620)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 1:31 AM

I'm gonna say this again. It is your DUTY to be an informed voter. Really.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 3:48 AM

I don't believe in early voting unless you qualify for an absentee ballot. Polls should be equipped to handle lines and have no longer than an hour wait. I think the state of Oregon has the best and safest method of voting. Everything is done by secured U.S. Mail.

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 6:00 AM

I had to vote early if I was going to vote often.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 6:28 AM

I got off work this morning and got to my polling place at 0610. The parking lot and all street parking were completely full and there was a line that I couldn't see the end of. This was in pitch dark, 34 degree weather. I'm going back around two when it's warmer. Newspaper said that 40% of folks had voted early so I was surprised. I live in a very (for IN) liberal college town.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 6:46 AM

Didn't we used to get election day off work - as a national holiday?

If we did, we certainly don't now. I think it's most meaningful and fun to vote the actual day of elections, but with my job, I fear if I couldn't vote early, I couldn't vote.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 6:49 AM

Like thousands of other locations, we'll be voting soon in York, PA today.
First capital of united states.

After you vote- stop and think about the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Those are national treasures.



caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:10 AM

Jank, don't remember getting any time off of work. Do remember bars being closed for a given period though. Been such a long time ago don't recall the time frame. Also remember that being an important thing in my life then SiGH....Linda

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:12 AM

Should have qualified that by saying bars in Michigan-sure never applied in many places-Linda

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:13 AM

Voting or bars being closed? hahaha


(Oh, come on guys, you KNOW you were thinking it!)


Ok, I apologize.

(Linda knows I was kidding - doncha, Linda? Linda? ....Linda?)


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:20 AM

I read that elections are in November because we were an agrarian society back then, and the harvest was over. Tuesday was selected because we were churchgoers back then, and as it took a lot of folks a day or more to reach their polling place. People didn't want to leave on Sunday.
I favor early voting. We work 12 hr shifts, six am to six pm. Wouldn't be able to vote at all with those hrs.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:23 AM

obviously I need my own personal editor. Linda, we're in the same boat typing wise.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:24 AM

Don't blame me. I've now voted.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:10 AM

We get to leave 3 hours early on election day here in Canuck land. Good luck voting

gerryn
Gerryn  (Level: 18.7 - Posts: 141)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:20 AM

Lord help the people who work in the suburbs and live in the city in Chicago today. 1.2 million are expected. A friend of mine noticed an advertisement offering "Jersey Boys" tickets for $44.00 for 11/4.....The theater is right in the heart of downtown.. (you'd probably have to bring sleeping bags...cause all of the trains and buses and cabs will be full) ..Any takers? .

Have a grearrrrrt day.


sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:22 AM

I'm off for two days, really am overdosed on politics, and wonder if I'll go through withdrawal after the binge tonight.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:22 AM

Then again, with people going early to the polls and standing in line, traffic was VERY light in metro DC. A drive that took me 70 minutes yesterday morning I was able to do in half the time.

lettermanfan1
Lettermanfan1  (Level: 88.3 - Posts: 486)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:28 AM

Went to Mexico once on their election day...couldn't get a Corona anywhere!
Voted this morning...in and out of there in 30 minutes.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:49 AM

Have to say this. No wonder the lines are so long. Watching Obama vote-think he is still doing it and really doubt he is giving serious consideration to the candidates or the issues. Me thinks TV time. Perhaps all will do the same-beleive Biden next-Linda

townline
Townline  (Level: 54.0 - Posts: 213)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:27 AM

Watched Iron Jawed Angels on HBO a few days ago. It is the story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns that pushed for women's sufferage.

The women are thrown in jail, and went on a hunger strike which made headline news. The women's resistance to being force-fed earned them the nickname "The Iron Jawed Angels."

Anyone who doesn't vote because it is inconvienent should be required to watch the movie to see the sacrifices those women made to to earn the right to cast a ballot.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:30 AM

Townline, saw that and agree with you. Those women really sacrificed-Linda

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:31 AM

Back to Chick's original comments....
I belong to another Chat Group - and they
have been having trouble with their members
in the run up to today's vote....and had to
delete many of the posts....and cancel
some people's membership....

Remind you of anything????


violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:33 AM

It would be nice if all voters were informed, Bleepy.

I voted ten days ago. Early voting ended Friday in GA. The local news last night showed people lining up to camp out at the polling places! Record turnout already. Georgia is a battleground state for the first time since I've lived here. Really exciting!



pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:36 AM

My daughter sent me this

I voted today
I am a woman, who voted today.
I am a woman, who voted today wearing jeans and a Godsmack tee-shirt.
I am a woman, who voted today, passing the Democrats, Independents and Republicans, each with their opinion, clutched in their hands, on their posters, on their tee-shirts, hoping for the last minute influence.
I am a woman, who voted today, using the latest in technology
I am a woman, who voted today, in the grade school, where I was taught and my children where taught.
I am a woman, who voted today, who is weary of the political ads, phone calls, signs and brochures.

I am a woman who voted today, who has the right to throw away the brochures, the mail, to change the TV channel, to refuse to take the material offered at the polling place, at my own discretion.
I am a woman, who voted today, in the school, where my children and I received an education, for free.
I am a woman, who voted today, in a country, where water, electricity, and modern technology is the norm, not the exception
I am a woman, who voted today, free to choose, any candidate I wanted.
I am a woman, who voted today, wearing the clothing of my choosing. Not in a burka, with my hair covered.
I am a woman, who voted today, free to cast my choice in these matters that affect my life, the way I saw fit.
I voted today.
God Bless America!

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 9:48 AM

I'm in the nation's capitol (sorry, Al) Washington, D.C. and have been here a week. There are a lot of things you can see in Washington that make you stop and think. And one of the things you'll think about is your right to vote. Please go forth and do so. Thanks.


bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 12:32 PM

Walked this morning to my polling place, carrying a chair and a book, ready to wait in line, and was in and out in 31 minutes. Cool.

tsk9653
Tsk9653  (Level: 113.2 - Posts: 1466)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 2:13 PM

I stood in line for some 2 hours and than voted for the Green Party candidate, Cynthia McKinney. (Yes, she may be a whack job.) If Obama loses Michigan by a small margin - you may blame me and my fellow travelers. Couldn't bring myself to vote for Obama and end my streak of never voting for a winning presidential candidate.

As Chick as pointed out, I'm not a part of the everybody should go to their civic duty and vote crowd -- my own waste of in excess of two hours notwithstanding. I have great respect for anybody who elects not to vote because they don't like any of the candidates or don't want to participate in this so-called democracy. And, of course, all McCain supporters who don't vote win the tsk seal of approval.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 2:29 PM

"Like thousands of other locations, we'll be voting soon in York, PA today. First capital of united states'


If this freaking guy says "York, Pennsylvania" one more time I'm going to snap like a rubber band...

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 2:40 PM

appears decaf is in order

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 2:47 PM

Smaug!

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 3:17 PM

Smaug, you're back!!!

You better get ready to snap, 'cause Al promotes his York - the town and peppermint patties!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 3:36 PM

Good to hear from you, Smaug-Linda

bbear
Bbear  (Level: 161.0 - Posts: 2301)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 3:51 PM

Smaug! Where ya at, baby. Long time no hear.

Glad your around my friend.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 4:04 PM

This is beginning to sound like the Cheers bar - "Smaug!!"

chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 4:09 PM

Go AL!! Say it one more time...I SO wanna see Smaug snap!!

Me.

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.4 - Posts: 910)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 5:26 PM

Good Luck to you all today. Please let these elections go smoothly. I will be sitting watching all of the results coming in, here in the UK if I can stay awake.
All the best to whoever wins too.

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.1 - Posts: 1025)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 5:28 PM

Al's trying to cut down on the York agitprop, I think.


He's been wearing some kind of skin patch on his arm....


Oh wait, that's a pattie....


Good to see you back, Smaug.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.3 - Posts: 5487)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 6:42 PM

Welcome back Smaug....and I voted last week...polls close here in Tennessee at 8.
Vickie

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:06 PM

Welcome back Smaug !

It is nice to hear from you.


Well, it 's been a heavy voting turnout in York, PA ; first capital of .........

Oh, sorry Smaug. I'm a little giddy from eating a few pepperm


Candy today.


Let's wait for the results.


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:12 PM

Hi Smaug.

Nature abhors a vacuum. We can't complain about who filled it!

I double dog dare ya to come back and take care of that void for us.


Until then, Al is Penn by birth, Yorkie by choice... and peppermint pattie spokesman for all humanity.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:16 PM

Al, I had a taste for something sweet this morning and I went to Walgreen's for some PP's and they ain't cheap.
They wanted $3.99 for one 10 oz. bag of the mini patties (which is 16 to 18 pieces). They had a special I didn't first see and got two bags for five bucks. I came home and put them in the refrigerator for a couple hours and my wife nd I had one.
Like Tony the Tiger says, "They're GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRReat !!!

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:19 PM

PMB and family- another satisfied customer!

The "candy" is on sale folks.

[not allowed to be specific right now]


Stock up! Even in the area where Smaug lives too.





jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 7:51 PM

Just don't give em away to people who voted - today. That's illegal.
Tomorrow, apparently, they can give them away to anyone they wish and it's just fine.

pepperdoc
Pepperdoc  (Level: 152.5 - Posts: 4286)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:24 PM

What I read this morning said it was okay if you didn't force someone to provide proof that they voted. Frankly, I think anyone could have walked into one of those places and said "I want my free _____" (fill in the blank) and the business would have had to have provided it until they ran out of that particular give-away. Course, it's moot now.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:34 PM

(On my way to school this morning, the lines at the Starbucks were longer than the lines to vote! ha)

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Tue, 4th Nov '08 8:50 PM

Hey Smaug! What are you wearing?

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 4:42 PM

Assless leather chaps.

Hey man, don't judge me.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 6:05 PM



salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 6:06 PM

Hmmm, well I can see how that might appeal to you. However, if the weather we are having today is any indication of what you're going to have by the weekend, I suggest you might want to include a pair of long johns under those chaps. (I know, spoils the image, doesn't it?)

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 134.0 - Posts: 3777)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 6:22 PM

With this weather, something is certainly going to get chapped.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 7:34 PM

I wonder if chap stick would help?

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 8:00 PM

I'm tired of these sexual entendres.



I want new sexual entendres.

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 9:04 PM

Bring it! Do you remember how?

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Thu, 6th Nov '08 9:07 PM

You know - you put your lips together and, oh, wait - that's a whistle. Well, I'm sure you could do something with that. Come on, Smaug, entertain us - we've missed you!

davidf
Davidf  (Level: 102.1 - Posts: 746)
Sat, 8th Nov '08 10:36 AM

Smaug, what are you wearing?

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.1 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 8th Nov '08 11:16 AM

You're our Mr Fantasy. Make it snappy!


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