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Entered on: November 1, 2004 12:44 PM by Swerb
Just a friendly reminder (with Zilla-approved all-caps and multiple exclamation points).

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From: Ross Entered on: November 1, 2004 12:56 PM
Indeed. Though it looks like MI will go to Kerry (a must-win state for him), it's by no means a foregone conclusion. Only you can prevent Bush from raping our collective asses.
From: The Bone Entered on: November 1, 2004 4:09 PM
My vote went out a couple of weeks ago. Since it's an absentee ballot for Florida, I hope it gets recognized.  
Roche, make sure you and Jurge get out and vote. Oh wait - you don't subscribe to this website anymore.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: November 1, 2004 4:29 PM
Sad but true, Bone. It seems we have lost The Roche. Yesterday, his wife and kids came over to our house for trick or treating. Fun was had by all. But no Johnnybells. He stayed home to play boxing on xbox (!?!?!).
From: Ross Entered on: November 1, 2004 5:55 PM
Good lord. That guy really needs to get his priorities straight: Jackassery first, THEN boxing, THEN your own children.  
My mom notified my yesterday that I am apparently still registered to vote in Michigan. Too bad I didn't find out sooner - I could have procured an absentee ballot.
From: Creeko Entered on: November 2, 2004 10:15 AM
The democratic process is underway, record numbers of voters are turning out to cast their ballot, lets just hope there is no process fornication. The thousands of lawyers standing by make me wonder if there wont be some undue delays in official vote counts due to a few dangaling chads in the highly contested states.  
If it comes down to one vote in Michigan I take all the blame for not voting.
From: Ross Entered on: November 2, 2004 10:30 AM
I voted this morning, I was in and out in about a half hour - my hanging-chad-laden, punch-card butterfly-ballot has been cast! (No, I'm not joking, except I cleared the card of any hanging chads) There goes any hope of reduced process fornication...  
I have a strong fear (man I hope I'm wrong) that I'll hear from Roche that he was too busy to vote. Mark my words: I'm going to firebomb his house if I hear of such a thing happening!
From: The Bone Entered on: November 2, 2004 10:38 AM
I'll bet dollars to doughnuts Roche nor Mellisa will not vote. Farkin freeloaders benefiting from freedom whilst shirking civic duty.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: November 2, 2004 11:18 AM
I think you're right, Bone. Afterall, JohnnyBells doesn't even have time for his PornStation these days. And I'm gonna guess voting ranks under porn in the Hierarchy of Roche.
From: Swerb Entered on: November 2, 2004 8:00 PM
Well, Bert, at least you don't live in a "swing state" like us Michiganites - Illinois is a sure-fire Democrat state, right? I joked that we should bring nail clippers to cleanly eliminate any hanging chads...  
Well, Stacy and I went to vote... first, the volunteers handling the paperwork and check-in process were these fucking doddering old ladies - the one who signed my application thingy was so old, she spoke in a cracked croak, and was crumbling to dust before my very eyes. Jesus Fucking Christ.  
Then, we turned in our stupid punch cards, and the antiquated 1972 Vote Countariffic Machine they feed your card into WASN'T WORKING. The guy was just tossing the ballots into a bin, and told me they'd be counted after someone came out to fix the machine, "even if we have to be here until midnight," he said. Not very reassuring. We were tempted to stand there until our votes were actually counted... should I trust a piece of shit machine, or the word of some geriatric man in acid-washed jeans? It's all based on trust, no matter what the method, I decided, so I just threw my hands up and left.  
On top of that, the electoral college is a joke, and if there's a tie and it gets to the House of Representatives, it's a Republican majority, so we have four more years of religious fanaticism. In other words, this system is the very definition of process fornication. Canada, here I come.........
From: Ross Entered on: November 2, 2004 10:27 PM
You're right - I heard some asswipes on the radio defending the electoral college and it was such a feeble rationalization - something about it being easier to declare decisive winners. I don't see how that could possibly be true considering the fiasco of 2000. Regardless, yes, in tight races there are always bound to be miscounted or uncounted votes, but a direct election would mitigate, rather than magnify those errors. The point is that without electoral votes, a fuckup in Florida wouldn't cost literally 10% of the needed votes to win the election - if a few precincts are even entirely thrown out, it still wouldn't fornicate very much.  
Also, Heather mentioned the same story as yours with regard to the card-reading machine. Mine worked fine, luckily.

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