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  Taral-DLOS
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
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I won't be 18 until 3 months after the 2012 elections and I am ticked I won't have a chance to help boot Obama out of office.


I voted in the last Presidential election and let me tell you, it wasn't very satisfying when I didn't like any of the candidates. I'm hoping someone worthwhile will run this time so I won't be voting just to get Obama out. Confused


Has anyone considered voting for the candidate who will be easiest to mock? Voting not to improve the status quo (because the status is NOT quo), but instead to maximize the quality of humor pundits (Daily Show, Colbert Report, Rick Mercer Report for Canada, etc.)?
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
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I won't be 18 until 3 months after the 2012 elections and I am ticked I won't have a chance to help boot Obama out of office.


I voted in the last Presidential election and let me tell you, it wasn't very satisfying when I didn't like any of the candidates. I'm hoping someone worthwhile will run this time so I won't be voting just to get Obama out. Confused


Has anyone considered voting for the candidate who will be easiest to mock? Voting not to improve the status quo (because the status is NOT quo), but instead to maximize the quality of humor pundits (Daily Show, Colbert Report, Rick Mercer Report for Canada, etc.)?

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Sarah Palin recently announced that she won't be running for President this time round. I wondered if any of you would have voted for her, had she decided to run?

My answer is obvious, but if I were in the US, I'd not vote for her. I've been researching her recently, and I have to say I wasn't impressed with her. To quote one member from another site:
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She's uninformed on issues she should know more about, and yet, speaks as though she knows what she's talking about. And I don't mean in a "I disagree with her views on ___" sense, I mean in a factual "this is what's going on" sense. It's a dangerous combination.


Too, I'm simply not impressed by her hissy fits whenever someone disagrees or contradicts her, as seen on her twitter page.
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Sarah Palin was a publicity stunt in my mind. I would never have voted for her, unless we were going with Taral's idea of electing the easiest person to mock.

At this point though, I'm not sold on anyone.


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Well I ended up voting last night (I voted for Horwell) basically because I wanted to vote against McQuinty and his reign of educational terror. Looks like it didn't work anyway.
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Taral-DLOS wrote:
(because the status is NOT quo),


Not gonna lie, I totally read that in Dr. Horrible's voice. Wink
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Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
Taral-DLOS wrote:
(because the status is NOT quo),


Not gonna lie, I totally read that in Dr. Horrible's voice. Wink


Excellent! That's what I was hoping for!

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Taral-DLOS wrote:
Queen Padmè Skywalker wrote:
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(because the status is NOT quo),


Not gonna lie, I totally read that in Dr. Horrible's voice. Wink


Excellent! That's what I was hoping for!

The world's a mess and...I just...have to rule it.


That last quote was part of my sig for the longest time.

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So, whether you're Republican or not, anyone got anything to say about the candidates? Personally I'm favoring Herman Cain. I like what he says, his answers in the debates and interviews, and the fact that he's not a career politician.
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While a flat tax might seem fair, I would imagine that if Cain's 9% flat income tax were implemented, a person that makes $20,000 a year would miss the $1,800 that is taxed much more than someone making $2,000,000 a year would miss the $180,000.

When you couple that with a 9% federal sales tax, I imagine that it would hit the lower class pretty hard.

I suppose it all comes down to ideology, but in the past few years I've thought that if as a simple matter of reality, "the top 10% [possess] 80% of all financial assets [and] the bottom 90% [hold] only 20% of all financial wealth" in the United States, then if the federal tax system treats everyone equally, then as a matter of reality it's actually benefiting the top 10% that possess 80% of the wealth in the country. Thus, I don't really find it to be "unfair" to increase their tax burden. Even under a flat income tax, they're already taxed more than those less wealthy, is it truly less fair to tax them proportionally more of their income because their income is exponentially more than the lower classes? They're still obscenely rich.


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Currently I'm not impressed with either the Republicans or Democrats as a party (never mind individual candidates). Personally I'm not inclined to believe either party is capable of running the country as the Republicans seem to stonewall everything the Democrats propose and the Democrats seem unwilling to stand up for anything.

So right now I'll probably be voting for a 3rd party candidate. My feeling right now is that at best the Republican/Democrat nominees will have a case of "lesser of two evils" (namely "will screw up badly enough, particularly economically, to send us back to the middle ages but not so bad we're sent back to the stone age"). So yeah as you might guess I'm pretty disgusted with both parties right now.
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I hate politicians.
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/11/domestic-violence-law-topeka-kansas_n_1006203.html Shocked


That's offensive. My God, what is the world coming to? Legalizing spousal rape in Afghanistan, and decriminalizing spousal abuse in Kansas?

What is the world coming to?
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The world's been like this for a looong time unfortunately. I've read enough old books to know that. Sad

I'll say it again: I hate politicians. I voted this time for the novelty of turning 18. Never again. Okay, possibly again but I certainly won't be voting for the sake of voting. If I do vote it will probably be to get/keep someone out of office.
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