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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/20/08 10:06 A

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I've posted it in a couple of places but did you see the speech on Meet the Press where Colin Powell endorsed Obama. He addressed that very subject VERY Very eloquently.

Here's the link. I think I love Gen. Powell.

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10/20/08 9:48 A

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My hope is that when Obama is elected, he does spend a whole lot more on early childhood education to counteract some of the ignorance that is rampant in this country.

If you ever want to see ignorance in action, go to freerepublic.com. I've read there that Obama is actually an illegal alien, as he was born in Kenya and refuses to release his birth certificate because of that.

My favorite, though, is when they claim that he's a "Muslin".

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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/17/08 8:21 P

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Wow. I'd like to personally apologize for the flakes and morons. On the one hand, I'm glad that people are actually pumped about voting. I just wish they'd use their brains and common sense. I spent the past 2 days in southern Indiana and had a few near misses with some real freaks. Mostly we were ok because we were in Bloomington near the IU campus but traveling to and from in the sticks was a bit dicey.

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10/17/08 10:34 A

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hahahaha

that makes it even funnier!

I've been to germany. I do't recall seeing any mexican spanish types there. Maybe they hide on the french boarder?

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

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10/15/08 4:02 P

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The best part is: Some guy in said store started speaking to me in Spanish.

OLE!

Well, yeah, it is obvious that spanish people and german people sure as hell look alike, right?


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10/15/08 2:53 P

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WHAT!!!

Thats nuts.

I cant vote either. I love the Canadian jokes i get when I tell them why.

Election time makes all sorts of people crazy. Good thing it does not last terribly long.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe, Norwegian family counselor (1906-1981)

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10/15/08 2:24 P

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Ah... yes. Voting... For me as a non-US-citizen, it is quite a spectacle - of the bad sort that is. Everybody is talking about voting. Do you vote for Barack Osama or John D'oh McCain? I get that question a lot, and all I can say is that I am not voting at all. I mean, I am not allowed to, anyway, and for all I see it takes a while to for me to get there. Well, that's the future, we'll see what happens.

Anyway, the oddest experience was yesterday on this topic. I went to the grocery store. Why? Well, even an emigrant get's hungry every once in a while. Now is this a crime? Not yet.

Anyway, while I was waiting at the register, the lady in front of me kept talking and talking to the cashier, and I was kinda eager to get out of there and get on with my day.

They finally started talking about elections, and I just knew that I should can my schedule. At some point, the lady turned to me asking me who I will be voting for.

DING!

I replied in a more grumpy way (I really wanted to get out of that small store) that I won't be voting at all. I was just about to explain myself, when...

...ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE!!! *bambambambambambambam*

That lady started screaming and yelling at me, as if I just raped a 3-year-old. I would be the end of the United States, I would bring democracy to its knees, I am in one line with Osama Bin Laden (No kidding, she really said that! And yes, I am Osama's personal barber... NOT). She practically suggested that I would support dictatorship and all that fun stuff.

I stood there, asking myself: They all come to me, but how do they find me?

After I started yelling back that I can't vote even if I wanted to because of my immigrational status, she refused to talk to me further. And the cashier said: We don't serve your kind here.

ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/12/08 3:10 P

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When I went to the Obama Rally last week they were really doing a big push to vote early. Hopefully lots of people listen so they can avoid the last minute disaster. I just found out that my husband is off on election day so I'm going to check out working at the local polls. I've always thought that would be cool but he's always had to work. It doesn't work out too well when you're taking 3-4 young kids with you.

Tami

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10/12/08 12:44 P

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It's stories like this one (and in the last election there were a lot of them!) that make me wonder just how much of a democracy we live in.

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10/12/08 11:31 A

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Oh no, not again. I hope this make the crappy nominee win like it did other times. Last election while I was voting a young pregnant woman came in to vote. She was told she was not on the roster, she showed her ID but still was refused. It was a 1/2 hour before closing time, she was 9 months pregnant and had rode the bus to get there with her 2 yr old. The people at the poll told her she would have to go to another city to the Voter Registration to clear it up (she had moved but said she changed the address with them). She explained her situation and requested a provisional ballot. After about 15 minutes in phone calls her request was refused!! I thought they were not allowed to refuse. She was again told to go to the Registration office with 15 minutes of voting time left! Needless to say she left in tears and the entire line of voters were on the phone calling the Voter registration office!

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ADOPTMOM1 Posts: 8,660
10/9/08 5:50 P

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Check out this article from the New York Times. If this effects your state you might want to check your voter's registration before election day. Don't forget to take you photo ID too.

www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politi
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