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posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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See my whole thing is, I'll vote for a president when I know I want to vote for them. I voted for Obama for the 1st time in 2008 when I turned 18. I regretted it after his run. I did not vote for Trump or Hillary because I cannot back any of them up. Then I'm told just to write somebody in. Ya know what that is? Thats people looking for participation trophies. Yay look at me I voted give me attention. In reality, that vote for micky mouse you just made has 0% impact on the winner of the presidency. Its just silly when you think about it. Give me somebody to vote for and I will vote for them each and every time. But I will exercise my right of freedom of choice and choose not to vote for somebody I do not back. Thats why I'm not participating in this mid term election. I know NOTHING about the choices and I care very very very little about it. I will not make a mistake of 2008 again. And the funny thing is, had I not voted for Obama in 2008, he still would of won. So did my vote actually matter? Or is that a trick of the psyche?




posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:44 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: TheRedneck

Election day is like Christmas for me. I even wore blue nail polish and eye-shadow.


Be careful out there beautiful!



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

A few HOURS!?!

It took me 20 minutes to vote, including drive time both ways, mainly because it was a long ballot and they had a line... voting sure is easier in Alabama, I guess.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: Soulece

That's a long winded way of saying you're apathetic.

Ask yourself how we got to where we are.... I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the last word in the first sentence of this post.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: muzzleflash


What's ironic is that I used to be the super idealistic one, but now I'm just jaded.


That said, talk to Colorado and California about if voting doesn't matter.

I'm sure they'd tell you voting is awesome seeing as they just cut spending to state prisons and increased tax revenue.

Win win.

They can even spark up a dubbie before they go vote.


I'm in Colorado now.
Yes it is a win win, lol.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: muzzleflash


What's ironic is that I used to be the super idealistic one, but now I'm just jaded.


That said, talk to Colorado and California about if voting doesn't matter.

I'm sure they'd tell you voting is awesome seeing as they just cut spending to state prisons and increased tax revenue.

Win win.

They can even spark up a dubbie before they go vote.


I'm in Colorado now.
Yes it is a win win, lol.





posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: Soulece


In reality, that vote for micky mouse you just made has 0% impact on the winner of the presidency.

Well, it wasn't for the President... he's not running. Just a heads-up.

It will do one thing: every vote gets counted, including write-ins. The local news will not report that anyone voted for Mickey Mouse, but the official reports, which the Republicans and that candidate will see, will include all those write-ins. I made my feelings known. Whether or not that crook cares... that's another matter.

It is very short-sighted to believe that ones vote makes no difference. Alone, you may be right, but how many more feel like you do? If they simply took a few minutes to vote, your vote would make a difference... a heck of a lot more difference than posting about it on an Internet forum.

This post will never be seen by the guy I voted against. At least he will see that someone in his district voted for Mickey Mouse instead of him.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: muzzleflash

A few HOURS!?!

It took me 20 minutes to vote, including drive time both ways, mainly because it was a long ballot and they had a line... voting sure is easier in Alabama, I guess.

TheRedneck


The tv showed there were huge lines waiting before the polls even opened this morning. So I'm guessing a few hours is normal at most places today.

Imagine the horror, endless lines of automated votebots slowly shambling along, pretending their opinion is unique and matters...

Ohhh the humanity!!!



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: loam

Sad times.

Generations consistently get spoiled and distracted...

All while our rights keep getting stripped.

The surprise face on some will be ironic one day.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Soulece

That's a long winded way of saying you're apathetic.

Ask yourself how we got to where we are.... I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the last word in the first sentence of this post.


Ok fair, apathetic would be the right tl;dr.
Ask myself how we got to where we are? Apathy? Or are you referring to my post? In which the last word in the first sentence was "them".
I just will never fathom having to chose between 2 evils and choosing the lesser evil. That's way too hive minded for me.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: Soulece


In reality, that vote for micky mouse you just made has 0% impact on the winner of the presidency.

Well, it wasn't for the President... he's not running. Just a heads-up.

It will do one thing: every vote gets counted, including write-ins. The local news will not report that anyone voted for Mickey Mouse, but the official reports, which the Republicans and that candidate will see, will include all those write-ins. I made my feelings known. Whether or not that crook cares... that's another matter.

It is very short-sighted to believe that ones vote makes no difference. Alone, you may be right, but how many more feel like you do? If they simply took a few minutes to vote, your vote would make a difference... a heck of a lot more difference than posting about it on an Internet forum.

This post will never be seen by the guy I voted against. At least he will see that someone in his district voted for Mickey Mouse instead of him.

TheRedneck


I see where you're going with this. And I do not disagree. If everyone had my mentality we would not be where we are and we'd have far far far fewer people voting. Im acting on individualism. I will, and should not, tell others to vote. I will however participate when I feel the need to and not participate when I feel I, myself, see no point in doing. I already know others will vote. As long as I don't turn into one of those people that tells others to not vote, its a non issue.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: Soulece

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Soulece

That's a long winded way of saying you're apathetic.

Ask yourself how we got to where we are.... I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the last word in the first sentence of this post.


Ok fair, apathetic would be the right tl;dr.
Ask myself how we got to where we are? Apathy? Or are you referring to my post? In which the last word in the first sentence was "them".
I just will never fathom having to chose between 2 evils and choosing the lesser evil. That's way too hive minded for me.


While you have some valid points, voting isn't just picking between two people.

There are usually laws/measures and things of the sorts we all get a say on.

Sometimes they're on local ballots where only 10-30% show up and decide things that will impact your day to day life more than any presidential election.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:00 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: Soulece

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Soulece

That's a long winded way of saying you're apathetic.

Ask yourself how we got to where we are.... I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the last word in the first sentence of this post.


Ok fair, apathetic would be the right tl;dr.
Ask myself how we got to where we are? Apathy? Or are you referring to my post? In which the last word in the first sentence was "them".
I just will never fathom having to chose between 2 evils and choosing the lesser evil. That's way too hive minded for me.


While you have some valid points, voting isn't just picking between two people.

There are usually laws/measures and things of the sorts we all get a say on.

Sometimes they're on local ballots where only 10-30% show up and decide things that will impact your day to day life more than any presidential election.


I do find that hard to dispute.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: muzzleflash

A few HOURS!?!

It took me 20 minutes to vote, including drive time both ways, mainly because it was a long ballot and they had a line... voting sure is easier in Alabama, I guess.

TheRedneck


The tv showed there were huge lines waiting before the polls even opened this morning. So I'm guessing a few hours is normal at most places today.

Imagine the horror, endless lines of automated votebots slowly shambling along, pretending their opinion is unique and matters...

Ohhh the humanity!!!



what if.......everyone thought like that?




posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Soulece

I will not deny your right to stay home on voting day. The right to vote is yours to exercise or not at your own volition. I simply am pointing out that others likely have the same attitude, and that creates the very situation you are not voting over. There's a serious lack of logic in that thinking.

I have seen local elections here decided by less than 10 votes. Ten. I can promise you that hundreds of people stayed home that day because they thought their vote didn't matter. Well, guess what? That day it didn't, when it easily could have. That local official likely had more direct impact on those people's daily lives than all the Presidents and Senators elected in their lifetime.

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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a reply to: Soulece

I'll keep this as short as I can, here are things people are voting on today other than clowns.


Medicaid Today, voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah


Home care and reproductive rights, Maine, Alabama, Oregon and West Virginia


Marijuana Voters in Michigan and North Dakota


Housing, cities in four states, Austin, Chicago, Charlotte, Portland


Voting rights, Florida, Michigan, Nevada


Minimum wage, Missouri, Arkansas
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posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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a reply to: Soulece

It's not too late...

TheRedneck



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: Soulece

Theirs still time left. You should just get down there and vote against the moron and chief... beats wasting your vote altogether.



posted on Nov, 6 2018 @ 02:07 PM
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originally posted by: Soulece

originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: Soulece

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
a reply to: Soulece

That's a long winded way of saying you're apathetic.

Ask yourself how we got to where we are.... I'll give you a hint, it has something to do with the last word in the first sentence of this post.


Ok fair, apathetic would be the right tl;dr.
Ask myself how we got to where we are? Apathy? Or are you referring to my post? In which the last word in the first sentence was "them".
I just will never fathom having to chose between 2 evils and choosing the lesser evil. That's way too hive minded for me.


While you have some valid points, voting isn't just picking between two people.

There are usually laws/measures and things of the sorts we all get a say on.

Sometimes they're on local ballots where only 10-30% show up and decide things that will impact your day to day life more than any presidential election.


I do find that hard to dispute.


Look, if you ever have a disease that is terminal, are you not going to go to the doctor because things look grim?

If you have a 1% chance to make life better by taking an hour out of one day, just once or twice a year, why not do it?



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