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View Poll Results: What would you vote?

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  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for McCain/Palin

    8 9.09%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for Obama/Biden

    41 46.59%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm voting for someone else

    10 11.36%
  • I'm eligible to vote in the election and I'm not voting

    5 5.68%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for McCain/Palin

    0 0%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for Obama/Biden

    1 1.14%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I'd vote for someone else

    1 1.14%
  • I'm a US citizen but not eligible to vote and I wouldn't vote

    0 0%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for McCain/Palin

    0 0%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for Obama/Biden

    15 17.05%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I'd vote for someone else

    3 3.41%
  • I'm not a US citizen and I wouldn't vote

    4 4.55%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Logic, I'm guessing.
    Logic is never the motivation.

    It's because he feels his viewpoint is valid and others are invalid (mistaken can be replaced here, for those that don't like the connotation). We all do it when we believe something. Mentioning it like that only speaks to one's strength of opinion, not on if it is correct, either (just to address the casual implication that everyone's opinion is valid)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    Logic is never the motivation.

    It's because he feels his viewpoint is valid and others are invalid (mistaken can be replaced here, for those that don't like the connotation). We all do it when we believe something. Mentioning it like that only speaks to one's strength of opinion, not on if it is correct, either (just to address the casual implication that everyone's opinion is valid)
    There you go again, reducing things to the point of absurdity. We should all pack it up and GTF off the net, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Obviously anyone who does not vote the way someone else does sees the other person's vote as unfounded. So why do you consistently have to mention this?

    Just... interesting.
    Not necessarily. I understand the mindset behind voting for Obama (or for whomever the Democratic candidate is after two terms of such an awful, awful Republican in the White House), but I do think the hardcore devotion to Obama qua Obama is a little weird, especially considering that his national political career has been so short.

    It's interesting that you found it interesting enough to mention.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    There you go again, reducing things to the point of absurdity. We should all pack it up and GTF off the net, I guess.
    You are welcome to do so, of course. It would help reduce the amount of noise I keep wading through by reducing dismissive personal posts that don't address the underlying topic substantially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    You are welcome to do so, of course. It would help reduce the amount of noise I keep wading through by reducing dismissive personal posts that don't address the underlying topic substantially.
    Yes, of course. And if you did so it would reduce the amount of factoids everyone already knows which have no bearing on anything, and also lack entertaining qualities.

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    Play nice, girls.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoahFence View Post
    Anyone who's been reading this forum can probably guess which 7 are not surfing the tidal wave.
    Very appropriate metaphor, Noahfence. I also think an Obama presidency will end in disaster.

    I voted McCain (I forget whether I already mentioned that).

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    I love these political threads -- if for nothing more than to demonstrate the quickness people are willing to drop manners to defend opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
    Yes, of course. And if you did so it would reduce the amount of factoids everyone already knows which have no bearing on anything, and also lack entertaining qualities.
    It would appear you didn't know it, so not quite everyone.

    But don't leave Jack I don't know where else I'd get my entertainment, otherwise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    It would appear you didn't know it, so not quite everyone.
    Of course I knew it, it's just one of those arguments that can be further reduced to "Life has no point, therefore everything we say or do is useless."

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