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Democrats voting Wednesday for President

by James Denison / November 1, 2004 10:33 AM PST

should be commended for getting out their vote!

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I guess it's all started over there James
by SteveGargini / November 1, 2004 2:56 PM PST

I hope everyone makes the right choice.
Good luck to everyone -
Duh!
Just been thinking about that one - not everyone is going to be happy whatever the result.
That's the way it goes I guess.
Well, let's hope the result is decisive, and not have all that legal stuff.
Fat chance of that with the polls so close.
Duh! I just realised that the time over there in the U.S is just past midnight - Any sleep walking voters around. Happy

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Yes, and...
by James Denison / November 1, 2004 10:05 PM PST

...my vote for George W. Bush will get caught up in the bigger Democratic vote in this state of Maryland. I've been thinking of switching my voting place to Florida since I also own property there. My vote would count more there I think and I could do it by absentee ballot from here. Unfortunately there are many who vote in two states, which for local elections if they own property in both states I can understand, but for national elections is against the law. I sure wish they'd investigate the border counties and the ones with a large influx of transient residents to insure they aren't voting in two states at the same time for the presidential election.

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(NT) (NT) Heh heh heh heh heh... :)
by Dragon / November 1, 2004 10:46 PM PST
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Maybe we should start a pool.....
by Josh K / November 1, 2004 10:50 PM PST

....guessing how many times that tired old joke will be trotted out today.

Too bad it wasn't a joke when it was done for real to some voters last time around.

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The republicans are doing it again, Josh
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 12:03 AM PST

It's really too sad that they have so little respect for American values.

Dan

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Oh please!
by EdH / November 2, 2004 12:08 AM PST

Democrat vote fraud far more extensive every election. Republicans are pikers in comparison.

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You're half right
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 12:11 AM PST
In reply to: Oh please!

Republicans are pikers. But they are also producing these flyers.

Dan

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This again? ? ?
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 12:01 AM PST

Do people get a free Happy Meal whenever they post this joke?

Sadly, Republicans are putting out fliers faked to look like they're coming from elections boards with this misinformation on it.

Talk about Anti-American, this is sure it.

Dan

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Kinda like...
by EdH / November 2, 2004 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: This again? ? ?

the phone calls from Democrats claiming Norman Schwartzkoff is endorsing Kerry?

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Maybe
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 12:16 AM PST
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Here ya go
by EdH / November 2, 2004 12:28 AM PST
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Re: Here ya go
by Josh K / November 2, 2004 12:35 AM PST
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The Kerry endorsement came from someone who served with Schwartzkopf. The phone message does not say that the general himself endorsed Kerry.

Someone gave Stormin' Norman some "bad intel."

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???
by EdH / November 2, 2004 5:46 PM PST
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in a recording of a phone call played for the Associated Press, a man identifying himself as the Persian Gulf War general says...

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Re: ???
by Josh K / November 2, 2004 11:33 PM PST
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The recording was edited, by whom I don't know. The full transcript of the recording was:

Hi, I'm General Tony McPeak and as Chief of the air force during the first Gulf War, I worked closely with Colin Powell and Norm Schwarzkopf. In 2000, I voted for George W. Bush. This year I'm voting for John Kerry. George Bush took his eye off the ball and the war on terror and took us into a poorly planned war in Iraq, letting Al Qaeda, the people responsible for September 11th attack on us, regroup. John Kerry has a real plan to make the military stronger and to go after the terrorists wherever they hide. On November 2 we need to vote for change, a vote for John Kerry.

If you'd like to hear the actual call, click here.

Schwartzkopf was forced to admit yesterday that he never heard the tape, read the transcript or talked to McPeak about it. He said he was told by RNC party officials that he was being quoted.

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"I am supporting President Bush for re-election because
by Dragon / November 2, 2004 12:38 AM PST
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I guess you didn't read my other post....
by Josh K / November 2, 2004 1:54 AM PST

...in which I explained that the General is incorrect.

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Oh, but I did read it.
by Dragon / November 2, 2004 10:14 AM PST

I was just letting everyone know that the General, seen in quotes in my link, was supporting Bush. I didnt mean to imply anything about the fake phone calls.

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Re: Maybe
by Rolway / November 2, 2004 12:49 AM PST
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Hi Dan

Its amazing how trying to read between the lines from double tongues produce answers according to what you want to believe.

BTW I just voted and we do it the old fashion way. "Fill in dots". No pulling levers, punching holes, or pushing buttons. No mistakes or screwed up electronics.

George

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Re: Maybe
by James Denison / November 2, 2004 3:02 PM PST
In reply to: Re: Maybe

I wish we still had those here. It was all computerized with no paper backup in my precinct this time. We used to have a better system in which you filled out a paper sheet with dark pencil and then that was fed into a counter that tallied the votes and kept the paper backup copy. I want that back!

Already problems in Maryland, they even had to fire one election official today. I heard in Collier county Florida the vote tally didn't match the votes cast and everything there was on hold due to "software glitch".

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Re: Maybe
by Dan McC / November 2, 2004 11:07 PM PST
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More 'software glitches' are going to become apparent in the coming weeks and months if the e-voting results are thoroughly scrutinized.

Dan

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This morning I swear I saw...
by James Denison / November 2, 2004 10:04 PM PST

...some Democrat neighbors sheepishly removing their Kerry signs, while one down the road took off like he was late for the polls or something. What a scene, the smarter ones dejected, the dumber ones rushing down to the polls today in an effort to give their guy all the help they could. Of course the one still with Ohio tags on his car may have actually forgot what state he was in. None of them looked too cheerful. We cheerfully waved and gave them a smile, hoping it didn't look to much like a smirk.

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