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Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2008, at 9:39 AM
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  • Voting accomplishes nothing. Except, of course, allowing those in power to continue to believe that the system is working.

    -- Posted by mrfresh28 on Fri, Feb 29, 2008, at 10:31 AM
  • LOL. I studied economics. And I also took a few classes on foreign policy. We spend billions and trillions of dollars in that area, yet are still one of the most hated nations in the world....I guess money doesn't always equal success.

    Oh, and the reason they're spending all that cash on campaigns? Simple, because they can; they're rich. Apparently that fact doesn't seem to bother you. You are a good little obedient voter, just the kind they like.

    -- Posted by mrfresh28 on Mon, Mar 3, 2008, at 9:50 AM
  • LOL. Well, I think it should all be performance-based, bazooka my man. If the President messes up (see: Iraq, health care) his pay should be docked accordingly.

    I think Babe Ruth said it best when he was asked what he thought about being the first ballplayer to make more than the President. "I had a better year than him," he replied. Gotta love that!!!

    -- Posted by mrfresh28 on Mon, Mar 3, 2008, at 10:46 AM
  • Yup. If my calculations are correct, he owes me about $1.5 million. I plan to write that down on this year's taxes, too. =)

    -- Posted by mrfresh28 on Mon, Mar 3, 2008, at 3:36 PM
  • The folks who asked for information should not be castigated, because, even if they are late, they are trying to become informed, and trusted you to give them the information. That's very flattering for you, actually.

    As for me, Obama reminds me of Kennedy. And that scares the pants off me, to tell the truth. The glib "celebrity" way he has about him, well, I just don't trust him. The only reason the world idolizes Kennedy is the tragic way he died. I know I shock some good folks out there, but that's the way I feel. My family had dealings with the Kennedys for years...enough said.

    -- Posted by senior lady on Mon, Mar 3, 2008, at 4:54 PM
  • ROFL at Observer's attempt to sound important. We're talking about different things, bro. I'm saying your vote counts for nothing because all the candidates are cut from the same cloth and that we have no power over the outcome.

    But thank you for referencing the debacle in Florida 8 years ago, you have made my point for me. Ask someone who voted for Gore in 2000 what their vote counted for. If they're at all educated, they'll realize it meant squat and that our current system is flawed beyond repair.

    Keep on casting that ballot if it makes you feel better though. Hopefully they don't have another "recount" when the wrong person wins this time.

    -- Posted by mrfresh28 on Wed, Mar 5, 2008, at 9:51 AM
  • Well, I voted in vain in 2000, all because of the electoral college system. And this year I couldn't vote in the caucus because of its timing; I have a very-much needed evening job. If there was such a thing as absentee-voting for it, I was unaware.

    And while all of this IS VERY FRUSTRATING, I still don't know of any other country that has a better way.

    The USA really should find a better way, however. Find a way to do away with the electoral college; it's not needed any more.

    Right this minute, would I vote Republican or Democrat? I just don't know; with McCain in the offing I just don't know. (Not that he is the cream of the crop either, although the recent "scandal," I feel, was bogus.) I won't vote for Obama as I don't trust him and he is too inexperienced in the way of the country and the world.

    Clinton? But with the potential trouble of Bill in the background -- who knows what a mess he could cause... So again, I say I just don't know.

    -- Posted by senior lady on Thu, Mar 6, 2008, at 2:43 PM
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