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      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
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    I have had this hanging in my studio since 2008...
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    Re: How people are supposed to vote if displaced or their precinct is shut down by Sandy:

    According to Gov. Cuomo, in the affected counties of New York, they can vote wherever they want to.
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    Facebook has my hyperventilating about the election and my friends who are big Obama boosters. I'm listening to unobjectionable indie pop and drinking tea to get my blood pressure down.

    I want it to be tomorrow so I can cast my vote, go to work, then hit up a concert.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2012
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    Good luck, America.

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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after they have exhausted all other possibilities. - Winston Churchill
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    #Naive Question

    The six billion dollars that have been spent on this election - does that money show up in the end economy?

    Does it help the economy?
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      CommentAuthorTF
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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      CommentAuthorScribe
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    This is great stuff from the Guardian

    America: Elect! The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form


    An excellent find, TF.
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    I want it to be tomorrow so I can cast my vote, go to work, then hit up a concert.


    yup.

    woke up early to go vote (my local stuff is more important to me than the presidential one which i really dont get a vote in since i live in an Old People State), will hopefully avoid most of the Nighttime Horror by being at the CEREMONY/ TITUS ANDRONICUS show
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    You know what I'm looking forward to tomorrow?

    Not getting any more bullshit political mailings. I could wallpaper a house with the spam I've received through the mail.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    @RenThing, are you in a swing state?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    No, I'm in California. We have a lot of very contentious state propositions on the ballots. If I have to hear one more thing abou GMO labelling I'm going to scream.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    I can only imagine how bad it is for those bastards in Ohio.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    My boyfriend and I love shouting YOU'RE WASTING YOUR MONEY at the TV every time we get a Romney ad. We live in New York.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    *nod* Yeah, I can't remember the last time I heard a presidential advertisement. My wife and I don't have television (Roku FTW) at the moment but I think the last time California was considered contested in any way was in 1992.
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    @ TF- thank you for pointing out the #romneydeathrally tag, it has been keeping me entertained all day.
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    Facebook is positively luminous with reports of faulty or finnicky voting machines, attempts to keep people out of voting lines, and, here in good old Pennsylvania, attempts to get people to show photo ID even though you don't actually have to. I'm hoping a solid majority are false, but I'm also pleased that in the age of camera phones we're getting lots and lots of documentation.

    I'm also ready to join the Can't Wait For This To Be Over party. Do we get shirts?
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    #NaiveQuestion

    The Eleventy Bazillion Dollars spent on the campaign are part of the US economy, and that does benefit television stations in battleground states, direct-mail companies, telemarketing outfits, and so on. Which isn't inherently bad for the economy, and does serve to draw cash out of certain billionaires' offshore accounts and spend it domestically, but it also saps money away from productive parts of the economy.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
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    So turns out some voting machines in PA are doing this:


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