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Post  pure_awesome on Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:36 am

Eiron, did I get you?

Don't be fooled! This isn't a new thread! Spread awareness throughout your community!

Some Jackass wrote:Why the hell does pure keep changing the name of his thread? It's so annoying!
BECAUSE I'M GREAT. That's why.

I'm sure most of you realize at this point that I'm Canadian (he is?), and some of you may be surprised to find out that we actually do follow American politics pretty well up here. Since we don't have as much riding on it as you guys do, we can kind of just sit back and enjoy the spectacle.

So I'm wondering (since this forum is for 17 and up anyway): How are you going to vote? From up here, it looks like Sarah Palin has scared the ever-loving daylights out of enough people to secure an Obama victory. Is that what it seems like in the US of A, as well?

If Obama does win, are you excited about the prospect? Scared he'll make the wrong moves?

Or do you not really care at all, and you'll just roll with whatever punches happen to come your way?


Contest: Can any of you (without using Google, obviously), name Ralph Nader's Vice-Presidential candidate? Of course you can't, that would be silly. Smile Heck, I'm only asking because I just googled it myself.


EDIT: Election is done and over with, so this thread is being turned into a general politics thread as suggested.

Discussed so far:

Gay Marriage. Essentially, everyone's for it. No reason they shouldn't be allowed to be miserable for the rest of their lives, too.


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Re: The Whatever Thread

Post  Smashy B on Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:21 am

Me. I'm voting McCain. I have my reasons, a big one being that Obama hates the military and I don't approve of what he wants to tax.

And don't act like Obama won, McCain is gaining ground.

As for Nadar, hell I just found out about 2 weeks ago, I don't even know if the Green guy has a VP. This is the guy's 5th time running now, I'm surprised he's still alive (in before Portal).

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Re: The Whatever Thread

Post  Eiron on Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:28 pm

America is kind of wierd in that most people don't like to talk about politics in public, because we're rather crazy and emotional and everyone gets pissed at eachother. But this is the internet, land of anonymity and cat pictures, so I'll share my opinions.

For the longest time I thought I was going to vote for McCain, since he has a proven record of moderation and fighting against his own party on issues like global warming and tax breaks for the ultra rich. So basically, he was a dream canidate for me. However, when it came down to it, in order to secure the nomination, he had to reverse all those stances and submit to what the Republican Party decreed. My problem is that I don't know how he'llbehave in office. Will he return to his moderate policies, or will he continue following an ideology I don't agree with so he can run again later? I really don't think Obama deserves the magic aura he's gotten. People really know very little about him, and he is much less experienced. So, I am not comfortable with either. I would have been much more happy with Hillary Clinton.

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Post  SurgePox on Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:54 pm

I prefer to keep my political opinions to myself, as to not cause internet drama, but it's good to see a thread liek this.

I feel pretty strongly about prop 8, though.

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:19 am

^Forgot about the amendments. Number 2 must die.

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Post  gaiages on Thu Oct 30, 2008 1:25 pm

I'm not voting. Why? Because I haven't kept up enough on on the political bullcrap flung around to make an educated vote.

It's not like the popular vote matters all that much anyway.

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Post  Relmitos on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:27 pm

im just gonna be happy to see all of these commercials stop with this nonsense

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:36 pm

Eiron wrote:^Forgot about the amendments. Number 2 must die.
Hell no.

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Re: The Whatever Thread

Post  SurgePox on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:42 pm

Eiron wrote:^Forgot about the amendments. Number 2 must die.
The second amendment is the right to bear arms.


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Re: The Whatever Thread

Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:48 pm

A bright beacon of light just came down from the heavens and hit me in the head. Silly non-Floridians. Let me clarify: In Florida, we're also going to be voting on a proposed state constitutional amendment, not Constitutional Amendment number two. Sorry for the confusion.

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Post  SurgePox on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:57 pm

Oh okay, would you care to explain what it would do?

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:34 pm

Wikipedia knows all.

http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Florida_Marriage_Amendment_(2008)

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:43 pm

Wikipedia wrote:There is currently no text in this page, you can search for this page title in other pages or edit this page.
^That

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:58 pm

What. The. Fuck.

I was just there. Never mind. Its a Constitutional ban on any sort of gay marriage.

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:27 pm

So you're voting against the amendment?
I'm against Prop 8, btw. And as far as I know, I'm the only one in my family against it as well as out of most of my friends, but none of them know that. One of my friends says that only gays and weird people are against Prop 8. Well, I'm straight and a Republican. I am a walking contradiction to him.

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Post  SurgePox on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:40 pm

I also oppose prop eight, since i love the gays, and think they deserve the same rights as everyone else. People have been destroying yes/no on prop 8 signs in my city.

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:51 pm

I am indeed voting no on prop 2. Seriously, what's more oppressive than laws saying you can't love some one? (That's not exactly what it says, but itsure as hell is the message.)

Our Prop 8 is different than yours. Actually, they're probably all different.

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Post  SurgePox on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:52 pm

Probably, even though they are all antional laws. Our prop 2 is about farm animals

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:55 pm

Ha, cool. Our Prop 8 is about the government taking and compensating for private land. To build highways and stuff.

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Post  gaiages on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:38 pm

Eiron wrote:What. The. Fuck.

I was just there. Never mind. Its a Constitutional ban on any sort of gay marriage.

To prove my point about non-political involvement, I live in Florida and didn't know about that.

Go me.

That amendment's idiotic anyway. But hey, the governement's run be crazy old men, they're probably homophobic. x3

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:41 pm

My best friend is VERY homophobic, it's really annoying.

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:42 pm

gaiages wrote:
That amendment's idiotic anyway. But hey, the governement's run be crazy old men, they're probably homophobic. x3
My Grandma's like that, so it may ahve more to do with the generation gap than I'd previously thought. Interesting. Ninja-ed again...

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Post  pure_awesome on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:45 pm

Recent scientific research suggests that, contrary to what we may want to believe, homosexuality is actually a disorder. Not a "you're sick, you're going to die" disorder, but a "your brain doesn't function properly" disorder.

Which makes sense, kind of. Homosexuality is very counter-evolutionary. And evolution has kind of got us where we are today.

Not sure what that implies about marriage, though.

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Post  Eiron on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:49 pm

^It is sort of counter productive, in a sense, but its not harmful either. Homosexuality exists in every species on earth, too, which I guess lends creedence to that. I think something like 30% of all ducks are gay. Not joking.

Anyway, discrimination of any sort is teh suckage.

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Post  Smashy B on Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:50 pm

Speaking of voting, California, and Florida...
Fun Fact: of the 7 of us online (when i checked) 3 of us live in Cali, 3 in Florida (one's a guest) and then one in Canada.

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