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There should be tests that people should take in order to have kids, be parents, and vote. ;D

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Early and often. ;D

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Yep. But, voting in Massachusetts is a waste of time. The results never change.

We do elect a pub governor now and then as an affirmative action thing.

The best thing about today happened at eight o'clock.  The phone stopped ringing when the polls closed.

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Yes I did & it looks like there is some house cleaning going on. :)

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Vote  ;D.  Half of our county commissioners are doing prison time and we thought they were good people when we voted them in.

Then there's the ones who vote for their party regardless of the candidate.  I'd bet 1k that 1/2 of the people who voted couldn't write one paragraph detailing their candidates credentials. LOL, people would probably vote for Bundy if he was their party.

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Have yet to miss an election in 40+ years,  If one does not vote then one should not criticize.

We do elect a pub governor now and then as an affirmative action thing.

pub?

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Have yet to miss an election in 40+ years, If one does not vote then one should not criticize.

We do elect a pub governor now and then as an affirmative action thing.

pub?

As in re"pub"lican, not the drinking establishment. 

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Yep. But, voting in Massachusetts is a waste of time. The results never change.

We do elect a pub governor now and then as an affirmative action thing.

The best thing about today happened at eight o'clock. The phone stopped ringing when the polls closed.

You would think that Scott Brown would have changed some voters thinking, but that didn't happen.  :o

Yes I did vote and yes, it was nice not to hear the phone ringing.

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Yes.

My guy won.  :)

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Yep. But, voting in Massachusetts is a waste of time. The results never change.

We do elect a pub governor now and then as an affirmative action thing.

The best thing about today happened at eight o'clock. The phone stopped ringing when the polls closed.

You would think that Scott Brown would have changed some voters thinking, but that didn't happen. :o

Yes I did vote and yes, it was nice not to hear the phone ringing.

Prior to Brown, the last U.S. senator from Mass was Edward Brooke who served from 1967 to 1979.

A thirty year span between Brooke and Brown. Brooke and Brown sounds like the name of a bookstore or a law firm. Brooke is brown, but Brown isn't a brook.

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yep, always have and you should, it helps to stop the commercials!

Its hilarious when those that gripe on how the Big G is running then they admit they didn't vote ;D

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yep, always have and you should, it helps to stop the commercials!

Its hilarious when those that gripe on how the Big G is running then they admit they didn't vote ;D

That reminds me of the year that the drinking age in Michigan got voted back to 21.  I was bartending at my favorite old watering hole that night.  Three young guys were sitting at the bar lamenting the fact that they would lose the right to drink soon.

The bar owner walked past me behind the bar, and went up to these young men.  "Show me your voter registration card, and you'll drink free all night!" he told them.  Needless to say they were asked to leave when none of them could.

In this instance, apathy became rather sobering!

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The trouble is the vast majority of the electorate are misinformed for every election.  Many on the right listen to people who provide them with carefully chosen facts (i.e Limbaugh, Hannity, etc) that support their viewpoint and many on the left do the same (i.e. Olberman, Maddow, etc.).  No one in either of these groups has all the facts and yet, each of their favorite talk show hosts tell them they are the most informed audience in the nation.  In my opinion, to be an informed voter you need to listen to both sides and read the financial websites and pages almost every day.  If you did you would be shocked at how much information from talk shows is twisted or only uses anecdotal instances to support the viewpoint they want to espouse.

But I digress . . . . yes, I voted.   :)

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yep, always have and you should, it helps to stop the commercials!

Its hilarious when those that gripe on how the Big G is running then they admit they didn't vote ;D

I agree you should vote, but I don't agree with the second half of that statement.  Voting is only one part of the process.  Once the election is over, you need to tell your representative what you want them to do.  Over and over.  Everyone does.  Look at it this way: so, I voted.  My person didn't win.  I'll go home and whine for the next 2/4/6 years because I earned the right whine.  Uhhhh...NO!!!!  Write your elected official, and tell them your concerns with specific issues, and how you want them to act on them.

That's WAYYYY more important than actually voting.  Voting gets you a sticker and a badge on Foursquare.  Communicating with your elected representatives gets things done.  Sometimes.

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