the most important election of your lifetime: 2012 american general election thread

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Five Republicans have filed the necessary papers and $500 fee to qualify for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election, but with Rick Santorum dropping out of the race Tuesday, only four will be on the ballot.

Or possibly three.

Newt Gingrich’s check bounced.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

well he does have a decent chance of winning your state

latest Elon poll on our anti-gay marriage prop shows 61% opposed - if we don't pass the bill California did I will mail the crow directly to you

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Elon poll doesn't screen out non-voters though - the most recent PPP poll that is a voter poll is a bit more pessimistic:

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/03/north-carolinians-support-but-dont-understand-marriage-amendment.html

(though there's still room for a little optimism there if the anti-Amendment One can get the message across before May, and the end of the contested GOP primary season will also help, perhaps)

carson dial, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah full gay marriage is nowhere close to being legalized in any southern state, but looking at those results 40% of 18-29 y/os in north carolina are for it + 16% for civil unions, which highlights the 'we just gotta wait for old people to die' solution

iatee, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

alternatively we could take away peoples votes after age 50 maybe

iatee, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's to hoping. Meanwhile, in this story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/magazine/republicans-who-supported-gay-marriage.html?_r=1&hp

Some (sad) roffles:

I’ve had a few conversations with Long, trying to understand what harm they think they are defending marriage from. In one conversation I recounted my own classic wedding at the Holy Name of Jesus church, and wondered how somebody else’s less conventional marriage could diminish the joy of it.

“Well, I don’t think it hurts anybody,” Long replied, “but I think a society has to have certain standards, and since the beginning of time, marriage has been between a man and a woman.” Marriage, he elaborated, is about children. “You’re not going to procreate children with same-sex couples.”

I told him that would be news to my daughters’ school classmates, the ones with two moms or two dads. And by the way, we don’t prohibit elderly, infertile or just plain procreation-averse couples from marrying.

“I know plenty of gay couples, O.K.?” he snapped back.

Pobrecito.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

good morning!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

gawker's "fox mole" has been found and fired w/in 24 hours damn

goole, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shit, that was quick. I'm disappointed.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

uh surely that was expected

Jilly Boel (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

perhaps even desired

Jilly Boel (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ie, you're more likely to get a job somewhere else for being FIRED FROM FOX rather than just being an employee of Fox

Jilly Boel (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just about to post that link. Yeah, as of 13:54 Eastern, dude's still at their desk.

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

;-)

max, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

MAX IS THE MOLE

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

He joined Fox News years ago on a suicide mission...

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's a long suicide

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

I suspected when he voted for all those Randite trojan horses in the action-film poll

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

alternatively we could take away peoples votes after age 50 maybe

lol I would support this

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

full disclosure, I'd be unable to vote under that rule pretty fucking soon here but if I gotta take one for the team, well, shit, the team looks good to me

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

If that happened, we old people would take to the streets and engage in a vicious campaign of pie-flinging and gurning until our civil rights were restored.

Aimless, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw aero I webmailed you about something, dunno if you check that email

iatee, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

you'd still get a senior's discount at Shoney's iirc

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

We'd jape at every infant in a pram until it cried in terror.

Aimless, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Allan West says some things.

The conservative tea party icon also got in shots at Democrats and President Obama, who spoke Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. West said Obama was "scared" to have a discussion with him. He later said "he's heard" up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn't name names.

At the first of two campaign town-hall events in Martin County on Tuesday, the Plantation Republican told a New Hope Fellowship Church crowd it'd be disingenuous to pretend he knows everything about the area, but said he supports local projects like inlet dredging. But he contended that big national issues, such as gas prices, turn out to be the most important locally.

"I understand everything about the (St. Lucie) Inlet. I already represent 70 to 75 miles of coastline. Plenty of inlets, plenty of ports. I got it," West said. "I understand about the (St. Lucie) river situation. I understand about (Lake) Okeechobee. But it won't mean a hill of beans if the United States of America goes from $15.6 trillion in debt to $26 trillion in debt."

Translation: "I don't know shit about your district but I can't wait to be your FOX News commentator."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Plantation Republican"

can I just

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Current headline at latimes.com:

"Romney says he and Santorum will come together"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

He later said "he's heard" up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members, but wouldn't name names.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Clay, Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw aero I webmailed you about something, dunno if you check that email

I don't remember getting it - if you used the ilx link, that goes to a box I don't use. I'll send you something through here -

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

which may not have worked either, let me know we'll figure it out

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmm not seeing it. uh it's quick I'll fb msg you.

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 01:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol are we friends there, I'm sick & drugged up and have zero idea what your government name is tbh

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

no we aren't you have to accept the req i just sent. uh it's...related to my username.

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

sdrawkcab

Mordy, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am too doped up on cold meds to make the "iatee is _______?" joke I wanna make

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

George Soros?

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sidney Crosby?

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

man that would be so cool if I were secretly george soros

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have always been hoping to find out that I'm george soros, like I just forgot about it or something

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I, Atee

does Red Stripe work like poppers? (Abbbottt), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

"fuck wow I have a fucking lotta money it seems like, go me"

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"weirdly it turns out that i am the satanic enemy of right-wing christian america."

Mordy, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

well I am they just don't know who I am and I don't have any money

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

*head spins around, vomits money*

Mordy, Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

romneys no its obama whos waging the real war on women attack is hilarious and sad

lag∞n, Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I like the way this [redacted] thinks!!"

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhh

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:38 (2 years ago) Permalink


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