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post #1 of 21
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Yikes, people,There is nothing you can say to me to make me change my mind. Is not that true every where? I am so hating the signs all over the yards as I drive to work. My life is a world of propaganda, on both sides. Ouch.

I just want to hug a cat and make it go away.

Help.
post #2 of 21
So...should we vote for the man who owns a cat?
post #3 of 21
I was just saying to someone yesterday that I can't wait for Nov. 4. During the last week, the amount of political vitriol was getting too much to bear (and that's just among my cats ) so I've cut back on my CNN watching and posting to political threads. Like you, I already know who has my vote and arguing never really does any good. (Although I think political debate is probably good for our brain cells in the stave-off-alzheimers-sense.)


And it makes ME behave like an a-hole and I try to keep that under wraps.
post #4 of 21
Yeah I am over it. As far as political discussions go. I know who I am voting for and so are you. I hate the signs everywhere! Like somehow I am going to see one and say, "hmmm maybe I should vote for that guy." It seems like litter to me. I mean you can't even post missing pet posters on telephone poles, but election time comes and it looks like political puke everywhere.
post #5 of 21
I just got today a phone call from a Dallas councilman who has in legal trouble here for years, corrupt, abusive, and divisive. He was reminding everyone that he was on the ballot with Obama. I would say that, on average in Dallas, that will cause Obama to lose votes, not gain them. Although in a small percentage of homes, it might help.
post #6 of 21
Someone stuck an Obama/Biden sign in the front yard of the apartment building a couple of weeks ago. It didn't stay there long because I threw it away. I get a break from this at work thanks to the Hatch Act. They don't mind if we talk about the election as long as it's civil but you aren't allowed to wear any clothing that pertains to any sort of political election or distribute materials.
post #7 of 21
Ours is over tomorrow!
post #8 of 21
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Ours is over tomorrow!
Lucky you.
post #9 of 21
We don't have TV! (We have a TV - we just watch DVDs, and have no service, such as cable or Satellite).

Laurie
post #10 of 21
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We don't have TV! (We have a TV - we just watch DVDs, and have no service, such as cable or Satellite).

Laurie
Same here. I bought my first digital TV last year, and put up a deep fringe antenna and rotor on a 38' mast. And, found out that there are 51 off air digital channels in this area. So, I called Direct TV and fired them. I can find plenty of channels not worth watching for free
post #11 of 21
We recently did the same, we are home so rarely and live in the city and can pick up the stations that have the shows that we do watch so why pay $70+ to a cable company
post #12 of 21
I don't mind debating but I do get tired of it sometimes. Among the friends I see everyday they have all come to the same conclusion I have so we just agree with each other so we don't argue about it. The ones that were for the other side aren't anymore. In my city my candidate is 40 points ahead so I am in a warm cocoon of agreement.

However, November 4th will be a relief so we can move on.
post #13 of 21
The problem with politics is that in most cases (or many, I should say) it brings out the absolute nastiest and worst side in people. Things I've seen here and at the political site I moderate at are just insane. And these are people I would normally say are nice, normal, everyday people with love and happiness and friendship and kindness in their lives.

And yet they can come out, guns blazing, believing lies and vitriol and spewing forth the same thing themselves (and this is on BOTH sides here - I'm being bipartisan with this attitude).

It's such a shame, because at the end of the day, whoever ends up in charge is going to lead the country for ALL people - not just the ones who voted for him.

Pity so many people cannot leave nastiness out of their campaigning or their supporting. Because it's worth a great deal, but not the pain and heartache it can cause.
post #14 of 21
I cant wait for all the signs to go away here too. One corner will have 40 signs! I'm sick of seeing them for the national election as well as the local elections. I was joking around saying that I will vote for the person with the most signs for the local seats (Seriously, I'm kidding when I say that).

I dont think a bunch of signs is really gonna sway anyone either way.
post #15 of 21
I just posted in another thread that our Canadian campaign and election is like a walk in the park compared to the US which is an all out war with both sides willing to do whatever it takes to win - right or wrong.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Tara & Rob View Post
II dont think a bunch of signs is really gonna sway anyone either way.
Unfortunately, it does, because of the name recognization factor. Person goes into the booth with no idea who the candidates are in some of the local races, sees a name they recognize, and pulls the lever. The signs have paid off!
post #17 of 21
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Unfortunately, it does, because of the name recognization factor. Person goes into the booth with no idea who the candidates are in some of the local races, sees a name they recognize, and pulls the lever. The signs have paid off!
That's sad, especially considering the more than ample number of sources of information available today. I live thousands of miles away from my home state, but have still managed to keep up on the candidates and their positions.

At least the signs offer male dogs (or cats) lots of new "targets" to leave their mark.

I've already voted, and that has considerably reduced the pressure posed by ads, emails, online discussions, etc..
post #18 of 21
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I just posted in another thread that our Canadian campaign and election is like a walk in the park compared to the US which is an all out war with both sides willing to do whatever it takes to win - right or wrong.
That's par for the course here. Our politicians have the uncanny ability to make the sleaziest of used car salesmen look ethical.
post #19 of 21
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Unfortunately, it does, because of the name recognization factor. Person goes into the booth with no idea who the candidates are in some of the local races, sees a name they recognize, and pulls the lever. The signs have paid off!
That is so unfortunate but true!

I actually am enjoying the local politician signs. I don't know a lot about the local candidates and it has prompted me to go do some research on them before I vote on 11/4.

If you go by name recognition, a guy by the name of Hayden is going to win hands down in our district. His signs outnumber all the other candidates combined by 2 to 1 here (including the presidential signs). His site doesn't even post his party affiliation.
post #20 of 21
It was on one of the local TV channels tonite that John McCain is pulling his political ads in Wisconsin soon-I can't remember if they said in a week or the end of the month.
Of course there are plenty of other ads airing......
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
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At least the signs offer male dogs (or cats) lots of new "targets" to leave their mark.
Well said.

Is that something like leaving your scent to mark your candidate? I mean territory?
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