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Call to browncoats

POSTED BY: DESERTGIRL
UPDATED: Thursday, November 9, 2006 09:15
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Monday, November 6, 2006 10:02 AM

DESERTGIRL


I would like urge all the Browncoats in the United Stated to be sure and get out and vote tomorrow.

The way I see it we live on the core. If we do not like was our government (our modern day alliance) is doing on the rim (Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc) then it is our duty to change that government. Why because we can.

I don’t mean to offend anyone who believes we are doing the right thing. If that is you than by all means go vote for the status quo.

But I find I have been quoting River Tam an awful lot lately. “We meddle, we tell people what to think and we haven’t the right.”

I do not want to see any more young people come back home broken, with scars that run deeper than skin. Or worse yet not come home at all. I am going to vote for those without their hands in the pockets of big corporations. Corporations scarier than Blue Sun because they exist in the same world as me.

- Desert Girl




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Monday, November 6, 2006 10:04 AM

PENGUIN


Amen...go vote!



King of the Mythical Land that is Iowa

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Monday, November 6, 2006 10:37 AM

WHIMSICALNBRAINPAN


Indeed voting is important and I plan on going tomorrow. Having said that...


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Monday, November 6, 2006 10:56 AM

SISTER


DONE IT!...Voted early...whoo hooo

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Monday, November 6, 2006 12:25 PM

RMMC


Will most definitely be voting.

Bumpity-bump-bump-VOTE!

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Monday, November 6, 2006 12:44 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


Quote:

Originally posted by desertgirl:
I am going to vote for those without their hands in the pockets of big corporations.


If you can correctly identify any such politicians, please let us know.

BTW, I've already voted absentee.



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Monday, November 6, 2006 12:52 PM

DERANGEDMILK


AMEN! Voted last weekend.
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Monday, November 6, 2006 2:10 PM

DONCOAT


I always, always, always vote -- both primary and general elections.

Occasionally, the person I vote for actually wins.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 2:16 PM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by DonCoat:
I always, always, always vote -- both primary and general elections.

Occasionally, the person I vote for actually wins.



Me too, DonCoat! On both things.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 2:16 PM

YINYANG

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Quote:

Originally posted by ecgordon:
Quote:

Originally posted by desertgirl:
I am going to vote for those without their hands in the pockets of big corporations.


If you can correctly identify any such politicians, please let us know.



I second that request.

By the way, I can't vote. I want to, but... there's apparently some sort of age restriction. Don't quite know why, but there is.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 2:25 PM

ZISKER


Shoot, I sent in my absentee weeks ago

If you can't do something smart, do something right.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:04 PM

FIREFLYIMNOTWHOLEWITHOUTIT


I have been to Iraq! i spent 13 months there in the army. The entire time i was there we were looking for buissy work. river is right! Dont get me wronge im all for America but F*(% the government. go vote tomorrow and maybe i wont have to go back!

Browncoat4LIFE

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:11 PM

CHINDI


No matter WHAT your political persuasion... voting is what makes us a democracy (er republic, but you know what I mean...)

I mean even if ballots get destroyed, and machines hacked.. if you don't TRY to vote, you got no right to complain!!

I always vote too. And sometimes my side wins..

Chindi soemthing about might not have been the winning side.. but certain it was the right side...

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:27 PM

BABYWITHTHEPOWER


Vote, but do your homework. Don't be one of those people that vote for someone simply to vote against the other guy. People like that cause more problems then they are worth.

Know what you are getting into, know what the candidates stance is, and make a sound judgement. The last thing this country needs is an over abundance of any single party.

And anyone that honestly believes that there is a candidate out there that isn't in someone's pocket, that has a snowball's chance in Hades of being elected, is kidding themselves.

Here's hoping.

FIREFLYimNOTwholeWITHOUTit, as am Army vet myself, I am appaled at your statement. Not that you disagree with the actions the government is taking or in your voicing them, but for your blanket nature of the statement. The Government as an institution is not flawed, the individuals in power are. And the fact that you fear going back rather than having the pride of serving with your brothers and sisters leads me to believe you're a weekend warrior. You enlisted durring war time, if you thought you wouldn't get deployed you're naive at best. I hope you don't go back, but if you do, I hope you serve your country well.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:30 PM

FIREFLYIMNOTWHOLEWITHOUTIT


your talking to an A co 1/16 INFANTRY vet. I Earned my stripes in iraq. watch who u call a weekend warrior!.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:36 PM

SAVEWASH

Now I am learning about scary.


I actually had a co-worker tell me she was going to vote for some guy because he's cute! I think she was serious, too! Ouch.

I'll be voting for sure and I've been trying to get myself informed so I'll vote well.

Bumping for the vote!

"We need to keep our heads so we can ... keep our heads."

And write a novel!

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Monday, November 6, 2006 3:44 PM

BABYWITHTHEPOWER


Quote:

Originally posted by FIREFLYimNOTwholeWITHOUTit:
your talking to an A co 1/16 INFANTRY vet. I Earned my stripes in iraq. watch who u call a weekend warrior!.



I stand corrected, and I meant no disrespect by the term weekend warrior, it's just easier than typing Army National Guard/Army Reserve.

If you were a full blown active duty Army soldier, than your comment confuses me even more. If you enlisted into the active duty Infantry after Sept. 11 than you should have had no illusions about deployment. It's a volenteer Army, and you knew what you were getting into, and if you didn't, it's not the administration's fault for that.

Regardless, we shall agree to disagree. We are, after all, brothers. Something the civilians amongst us will never understand. And as a fellow soldier I'd rather not butt heads with you. I'm sure you at least, will make an educated choice (and that is not saying the rest of you won't, don't want to start a war over a miscommunication).


Back on topic. Go out and vote. Remember, it's a Right, not a privelege.

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Monday, November 6, 2006 4:31 PM

SIRI


I'm right there with you. Another site I'm on describes voting as a sacred act. It's not just the politicians we have to muddle through selecting, it's the many amendments on ballots throughout the US. It's virtually impossible not to be political. I suspect there are many views but maintaining our autonomy and freedom to choose is a gift and a right. But I'm here to tell you they've been holding my phone hostage and I'll sure as heck be glad to get it back.




Siri

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Tuesday, November 7, 2006 11:21 AM

CALIFORNIAKAYLEE


I voted! And I have the sticker to prove it!

I also bullied my husband into voting. Of course, once he took a look at some of the measures last night, he found his own motivation.

So who else has voted?

~CK

You can't take the sky from me...

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 1:02 AM

PH4NTMN3SS


vote for whoever will get the troops out of iraq, i personally do not care if you think fighting a war is a good thing, but think of the soldiers, they fight for their country but i doubt any of them want to stay there, possibly die.(not speaking for anyone)
vote against george bush. get the americans out so john howard will follow suit and get the aussies out too.
i'm probably politically incorrect or insulting someone. i would say i'm sorry, but i'm not. just hope i'm not insulting you.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 1:17 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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I voted for all the people I thought had the biggest wang. Length as well as girth were the main contributing factors... but they had to be straight wangs too because curvey ones are just weird man. In 2008 I will have to rethink my strategy or I might be the deciding vote that gets another Clinton into office.

I'm voting for Mayor McCheese in 2008 as a protest vote. Check it:

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Wednesday, November 8, 2006 2:13 AM

BROWNCOAT1

May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.


Voted after work yesterday.

How fitting was it that South Park had the episode with the election candidates of Big Douche and Turd Sandwich. Could have easily been the candidates here in Virginia.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 4:51 AM

BROWNCOATJIM


Here in Boston, the last stronghold that the old irish political machine held, they had a saying: "vote early and often".

I got out and did my browncoat duty, have no fear!




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mal: "No, no Feds, just an honest brawl between folk."

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:05 AM

DAX82


All your doing is taking one corrupt politician and replacing it with another. there all nothing but a bunch of liars and criminals. Because I voted I have jury duty in march, now I have to figure out a way to get out of going. Thats just another reward for voting. If your anything but an Independant your a moron. I guarantee I could do a better job than all those monkeys in D.C., I actually care about the future of my country. So go vote for some dumbshit thats just flappin its mouth just to get your vote.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 5:12 AM

FOLLOWMAL


Quote:

Originally posted by CaliforniaKaylee:
I voted! And I have the sticker to prove it!

I also bullied my husband into voting. Of course, once he took a look at some of the measures last night, he found his own motivation.

So who else has voted?

~CK

You can't take the sky from me...



Voted! Always have, always will. Husband, daughter and daughter in CA and her fiance, my Mom, all my brothers and wives and their children old enough. Voting is a right earned by the blood of folks who have fought for all of us to have that right. My Dad was career military and we had that honor instilled in us from early on. I appreciate that sacrifice and consider it my duty to do my part since they earned it for me.

"You hold. Hold 'til I get back." Mal

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 6:20 AM

KAELE


I have now earned my right to b**** and moan if things don't work out the way I want them to.

I voted.

For those who are of age, NOW is a great time to go register to vote. When you go to get your license or to have it renewed, ask for them to register you to vote when they ask you the organ donor question. (Which is also a good idea, BTW!)

OR to register, visit the Rock the Vote website:
http://www.rockthevote.com/rtv_register.php?ms=RTV_index

Our country was built on the foundation that we wanted a say in our government and our future. Keep that alive. Have a say in how your laws are written and who represents your voice.

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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:01 AM

NOSADSEVEN


I don't vote...it only encourages them.


Ok, that's not actually true, I almost always vote. I usually write-in. But I think the two party system has hijacked our constitutional government. We always talk about voting for A or B, R or D, rarely taking the moment to consider who it is that put these limited choices before us. Just like all the parenting books suggest to let a toddler choose between two acceptable choices to you: the blue shirt, or the red shirt. The green shirt is never offered as an option.

Just who are these parties? They're private clubs. They're not constitutionally mandated. They don't represent me. But they collude together to maintain power. Prohibitive ballot access laws, campaign finance 'reform', hell, even the direct election of Senators sabotages the original constitutional balances. Senators used to represent the states. As in, the state legislature used to elect the Senator as the representative of the state governtment to the federal government. Now Senators are simply 'super-representatives', who owe their allegiance to their party, not the state. Sure, they'll fight for their share of the pork on behalf of their constituents, but that's only to ensure reelection so they can serve their party's interests.

My point is, I think choosing to not vote is a perfectly legitimate and rational decision that should in no way forfeit one's right to voice opinions on current politics. If the rules of the game are unfair, it makes perfect sense to me to simply not play the game.

Anyway, sorry for the wild-eyed rant. I normally avoid real word discussions on intenet forums like the plague, but... 'tis the season.


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Thursday, November 9, 2006 9:15 AM

MILFORD


Done. Now what?

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