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Early voting in Evansville

from Politico, http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1008/Early_voting_in_Evansville.html

 

Here’s an early voting story from a medical student in Evansville, Ind.:

I squeaked in just before the 7pm deadline to find two very frustrated poll workers and a line of a couple dozen people, due to problems with the computerized voting system not accepting people’s driver’s licenses. It was taking about 7-10 minutes per person just to get the computer to accept them as valid and to print out their ballot, causing very long delays.

For me the most moving moment came when the family in front of me, comprising probably 4 generations of voters (including an 18 year old girl voting for her first time and a 90-something hunched-over grandmother), got their turn to vote. When the old woman left the voting booth she made it about halfway to the door before collapsing in a nearby chair, where she began weeping uncontrollably. When we rushed over to help we realized that she wasn’t in trouble at all but she had not truly believed, until she left the booth, that she would ever live long enough to cast a vote for an African-American for president. Anyone who doesn’t think that African-American turnout will absolutely SHATTER every existing record is in for a very rude surprise.

There were about 20 people in front of me but remarkably not a single person left the room without voting over the 2 hours it took to get through the line.

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October 23, 2008 at 1:42 pm Leave a comment

Dear red states…

Dear Red States…

We’ve decided we’re leaving. We intend to form our own country, and we’re  taking the other Blue States with  us.

In case you aren’t aware, that includes Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the entire Northeast. You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states.  We get stem cell research and the best beaches. You get Ken Lay.

We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Dollywood.  We get Intel, Apple and Microsoft. You get WorldCom. We get Harvard. You get Ole’ Miss. We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama. We get two-thirds of the tax revenue; you get to make the red states pay their fair share.

Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

Please be aware that Nuevo California will be pro-choice and anti-war, and we will want all our citizens back from Iraq at once. If you need people to fight, ask your evangelicals. They have kids they’re apparently willing to send to their deaths for no purpose, and they don’t care if you don’t show pictures of their children’s caskets coming home. We do wish you success in Iraq, and hope that the WMDs turn up, but we’re not willing to spend our resources in Bush’s  Quagmire.

With  the Blue States in hand, we will have firm control of 80 percent of the  country’s fresh water, more than 90 percent of the pineapple and lettuce,  92 percent of the nation’s fresh fruit, 95 percent of America’s quality  wines, 90 percent of all  cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the U.S. low-sulfur  coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven  Sister schools, plus Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and  MIT. We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.

With the Red States, on the other hand, you will have to cope with 88 percent of all obese Americans (and their projected health care costs),  92 percent of all U.S. mosquitoes, nearly 100 percent of  the  tornadoes, 90 percent of the hurricanes, 99 percent of all Southern  Baptists, virtually 100 percent of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University  of Georgia.

Additionally, you will enjoy those 38% who believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62 percent who believe life is sacred unless we’re  discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% who say that evolution  is only a theory, 53 percent that Saddam was  involved in 9/11 and  61 percent of you believe you are people with higher morals than we  lefties.

Peace out, Blue States

anonymous… someone brilliant!

October 21, 2008 at 8:07 pm 4 comments


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