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    Following the Election

    I thought it would be very interesting to follow the election as it happens today. I wish I could stay home just to follow it as much as possible. Could everyone pitch in and post as much as you possibly can? Posting the time as well so we can follow it accurately.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


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    So Sorry to hear Barack Obama's Grandmother passed away yesterday.

    6:25 a.m." Long lines and malfunctioning machines could mar voting" reported on the News.

    Hope to report something more positive before I go to work.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
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    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

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    Re: Following the Election

    Am following the election like mad in the past week. I expect a lot of chaos (how Americans can have such long queues is a bit beyond me), and Obama to win.
    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. - Rabindranath Tagore

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    The only philosophy which can be responsibly practised in face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. - Theodor Adorno

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    Re: Following the Election

    6:40 a.m. "McCain votes in Phoenix. Obama casts ballot in Chicago. Lineups three hours before polls opened in Detroit".

    (This is a little like watching the Super Bowl with Vautrin)
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Following the Election

    Hope there will be posts here on and off all day long to keep us all posted during this election for those of us that miss the News during the day and can't get to a Computer.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Following the Election

    6:51 a.m. "Pollsters anticipate big turnout in 18 - 24 year-old demographic"
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Following the Election

    Most all voting locations have lines out the door and around the block.

    I think that Obama will win. I do not like a single candidate running for any office for anything. Greed driven buncha jackwipes (it's my word and yes you may use it if you want )

    I've said it before I refuse to vote or care about who is in office.

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    Re: Following the Election

    i walked in voted and left in less then 10 minutes so lines are not too bad here


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    I am so sad. Our country is going down the toilet at the speed of light now. If I didn't have to work tomorrow I might just consider getting super drunk tonight. History or not, we made a bad choice.
    The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to the office. (Robert Frost)

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    Re: Following the Election

    You sound like my family down in AZ, they are all anti-obama.

    Personally I am glad he won, and according to the stats 6 out of 7 canadians are too. Time for a change indeed.

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    Re: Following the Election

    Quote Originally Posted by TKDLady View Post
    I am so sad. Our country is going down the toilet at the speed of light now. If I didn't have to work tomorrow I might just consider getting super drunk tonight. History or not, we made a bad choice.
    Can he do worse than Bush though? You guys should be happy you don't have Sarah Palin a heart attack away from the nuclear button.

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    I am more concerned with the fact that the Democrates have total control in Washington now. And the only change will be higher taxes to pay for all his social programs.
    The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get to the office. (Robert Frost)

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    Re: Following the Election

    and yeah he can do a lot worse then bush, pay thousands more in taxes, bill clinton had said raise taxes for over $250,000 too, ended up being $43,000 when the bill passed, so for most of us its gonna be higher taxes.

    The democrats will also try and pass things that they couldnt before like allowing felons to vote, because 80% of felons are democrats and it would add a few million more votes for them.

    and there is going to be a terrorist test, even biden admitted it, so when a terrorist event that makes 9/11 look like no big deal happens and its 30,000 bodies then maybe people will see him differently.

    Right now he is just words, he hasnt done anything. 2 years in the senate isnt really anything, i just hope he picks a cabinet that knows what they are doing and keep him from turning this country into a socialist nation.

    That being said i expected to lose, the republicans need a new strategy. Id give my right arm to chair the RNC and develop a new one.


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    Re: Following the Election

    i walked in voted and left in less then 10 minutes so lines are not too bad here
    Same here DA, my fiance walked in and voted and was out in no time. Was crazy to see some locations with people waiting 3 hours.

    I'll be honest with you guys, I don't think Obama will do any worse than anyone else. The country is so messed up and the economy is awful. Perhaps some of you haven't felt it but tons of little people have. Bah I'm done talking about this, no one in power cares...

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    Re: Following the Election

    My experience...

    Here in San Jose, California on election day, I was a precinct inspector at a polling place, meaning I was the lead of a eight-person crew (although one called off sick). Polls are open from 7am to 8pm, and we had about twenty people waiting for us to officially open. That would have been our busiest time and we didn't have any long lines. We had maybe up to three people waiting for a polling booth to open up (we had six booth for people to fill out their paper ballots, and one electronic machine... we have to have one machine set up by law for people with disabilities like blindness, but one doesn't have to have a disablility to use the machine).

    Anyhoo, in the June primary (which wasn't a presidential primary... that was held in February), we had about 26 people all day fill out a paper ballot. Most people dropped off Vote-By-Mail ballots. This time we had maybe ten times as many fill out ballots. Not to mention all the provisional ballots people filled out (if somebody votes outside of his precinct or is unable to surrender his Vote-by-Mail ballot if he's a VBM voter, he votes provisionally to make sure nobody's voting more than once and is the legitimate voter).

    Our polling place was a block from a university. Our crowd seemed to be a pro-Obama crowd (some even wore Obama paraphernalia, which nobody should really do in a polling place).

    Since I worked from 5:30am to 10:00pm (when I dropped off the polling materials including the ballots), I went straight to bed (I pretty much knew who won the presidential election) and caught up on the other results the next day.

    Since I voted for a third party candidate, I knew my candidate wasn't going to win. I didn't want McCain or Obama to win. I have major issues with McCain and I'm in complete disagreement with Obama. I see nothing positive coming from his election. Real change would be a return to limited government and our constitution, not growth in federal government which has lead to much of America's financial woes, the fault of both Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Following the Election

    Quote Originally Posted by darkangelism View Post
    That being said i expected to lose, the republicans need a new strategy. Id give my right arm to chair the RNC and develop a new one.


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