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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-25-07 01:10 PM
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7. Withholding your vote just makes their votes worth more.. . . . n/t
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  -Those of us on the left have no carrots and but one stick.. Jonathan50  Jun-25-07 12:55 PM   #0 
  - withholding your vote? Try withholding your money, instead  villager   Jun-25-07 12:59 PM   #1 
  - We don't have any money...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:03 PM   #3 
     - well, I'm not sure "withholding" your vote will be noticed by them...  villager   Jun-25-07 02:49 PM   #52 
        - And that is accomplished by voting for people who court your vote  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:58 PM   #58 
           - uh, I'm not telling you who to vote for...  villager   Jun-25-07 02:59 PM   #59 
              - Name me the politician who keeps all their campaign promises...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:12 PM   #60 
                 - name me the method you will use to change the system simply by not voting?  villager   Jun-25-07 03:24 PM   #62 
                    - Name me the method you will use to change the system by simply  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:50 PM   #69 
                       - Why do you assume that "voting" is the only thing I'm advocating?  villager   Jun-25-07 03:52 PM   #70 
                          - Here's why I'm angry..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:56 PM   #75 
                             - all right, one more go-round in honor of you laying your cards on the table  villager   Jun-25-07 04:08 PM   #85 
                                - Sell the house and the creditors get it all..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 04:11 PM   #90 
                                   - is there a particular benefit to staying, at the moment?  villager   Jun-25-07 04:14 PM   #93 
  - No sex threads. nt  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 12:59 PM   #2 
  - I'll post any kind of thread I please.  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:09 PM   #6 
  - I hope you're kidding  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:11 PM   #8 
     - Kidding about what?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:18 PM   #9 
        - You just don't know what an ass you are making of yourself over nothing.  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:19 PM   #10 
           - Have I ever told you what to post?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:21 PM   #11 
              - "No sex threads" was a joke, you dumb fuck. Big stick, sex, get it?  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:22 PM   #12 
                 - Have I ever called you any names?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:24 PM   #15 
                    - Yeah you called me arrogant. And yes, I am calling you stupid in this instance.  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:25 PM   #16 
                       - My exact words:  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:28 PM   #18 
                          - LOL this is too bizarre. nt  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:29 PM   #19 
                             - Well, I got a laugh anyway  DuStrange   Jun-25-07 01:33 PM   #20 
                             - Thank you, DUS :) I thought I was losing it for a minute lol. nt  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:36 PM   #22 
                             - I 'got' it.. . (A standard DU jest though it may be). .and yes, I laughed  annabanana   Jun-25-07 01:37 PM   #23 
                             - I confess to being juvenile but not mean-spirited lol  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:38 PM   #26 
                             - You started it..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:38 PM   #24 
                                - LMAO!!! I am going to stop answering you now, not out of any disrespect...  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 01:39 PM   #27 
                                   - I've been answering the phone "what the *fuck* do you want..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:52 PM   #35 
                                   - OK, I finally found it... Here is what I'm dealing with and why I'm less than pefectly calm lately  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:30 PM   #64 
  - Bad, bad, Bluebear! LOL! nt  blondeatlast   Jun-25-07 02:48 PM   #51 
     - I know, see what trouble I started! lol  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 02:52 PM   #54 
  - Their carrots are all full of banned pesticides  Warpy   Jun-25-07 01:05 PM   #4 
  - Actually, the right can't move without the stick.  Rex   Jun-25-07 01:07 PM   #5 
  - Withholding your vote just makes their votes worth more.. . . . n/t  annabanana   Jun-25-07 01:10 PM   #7 
  - The we have no power whatsoever...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:22 PM   #13 
  - and,  bigtree   Jun-25-07 01:23 PM   #14 
  - Oh please..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:27 PM   #17 
     - NO ONE listens to someone who has announced he 'won't vote'  annabanana   Jun-25-07 01:38 PM   #25 
        - Really?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:41 PM   #30 
  - Vote suppression is a Republican game. Yours as well, it seems.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 01:35 PM   #21 
  - OK, you tell me how to push the Dems to the left then  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:40 PM   #28 
     - By Electing Left Dems.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 01:48 PM   #33 
        - Such as?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:19 PM   #40 
           - I don't think anything could satisfy someone so bent on Vote supression.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 02:28 PM   #42 
              - Are you calling me a freeper?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:30 PM   #44 
                 - A freeper is a member of the Free Republic message forum.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 02:42 PM   #47 
                    - The only thing that motivates politicians is fear of not getting elected..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:51 PM   #53 
                       - I don't agree, but you can try to prove it.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 02:52 PM   #55 
                          - Voting for Democrats who then turn around and act like Republics  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:48 PM   #68 
                             - You may well want to now redefine your position.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 04:13 PM   #92 
                             - Awww.  Opposite Reaction   Jun-25-07 07:14 PM   #95 
  - Only if they are losers (and you see a lot of them here).  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 01:40 PM   #29 
  - The votes don't matter..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:43 PM   #31 
     - Lame.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 01:47 PM   #32 
        - OK, name me another...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:49 PM   #34 
        - Those issues actually help prove my point.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 02:11 PM   #37 
           - "People are convinced more and more that marijuana should be legalized as well."  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:14 PM   #39 
              - And how has Nader's tactics ended NAFTA? n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 02:30 PM   #43 
                 - And your tactics are working so well..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 04:00 PM   #79 
                    - We've already been through this.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 04:04 PM   #83 
                       - Nader is trying to bring people to act against NAFTA..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 04:06 PM   #84 
                          - No he's not.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 04:11 PM   #91 
        - And what would the pro choicers do to a Dem who voted anti choice?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 01:57 PM   #36 
           - It depends on what the Republican was doing.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 02:14 PM   #38 
              - All protests do, unless they are truly massive, is piss of the middle of the roaders..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:21 PM   #41 
                 - Maybe the ones you attend.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 02:31 PM   #45 
                    - I live in a red area of a red state..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:42 PM   #48 
                       - Well, you're almost guaranteed to be miserable so long as...  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 02:46 PM   #49 
                          - Please show me in what way I am responsible for the stigma attached to protestors..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:46 PM   #67 
                             - By refusing to do anything about it. n/t  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 03:56 PM   #74 
                                - You failed to mention what anyone can do to change the stigma against protestors..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:57 PM   #76 
                                   - Again, you're putting everything in the hands of other people.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 04:00 PM   #80 
                                      - LOL, I've been on my own since I was eighteen...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 04:08 PM   #86 
                                         - !  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 04:10 PM   #89 
  - We have a lever that you haven't mentioned...time.  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 02:41 PM   #46 
  - My generation protested the Vietnam war  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 02:53 PM   #56 
     - That's actually incorrect.  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 02:57 PM   #57 
        - Do you really think I don't know people my own age?  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:19 PM   #61 
           - Are you denying that Watergate caused a massive increase in cynicism, especially  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 03:24 PM   #63 
              - Well, we know one thing for sure..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:38 PM   #65 
                 - I'm more optimistic. We've learned the value of paying attention and holding government accountable  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 03:45 PM   #66 
                    - I'm not talking about dropping out..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:53 PM   #71 
                       - Primaries and public financing for all! nt  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 03:55 PM   #73 
                          - LOL, a nice pipe dream...  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:59 PM   #77 
                             - Tell it to incumbents  Heaven and Earth   Jun-25-07 04:03 PM   #82 
  - The way to get the electeds to listen is to not say anything. Got it.  blondeatlast   Jun-25-07 02:48 PM   #50 
  - I live in a very red state..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 03:55 PM   #72 
  - Honey....carrots are orange...  Madspirit   Jun-25-07 03:59 PM   #78 
     - Notice that I got called 'a big dumb fuck" or something similar above..  Jonathan50   Jun-25-07 04:02 PM   #81 
        - Bluebear is one of my bestest friends here  Madspirit   Jun-25-07 04:09 PM   #87 
        - Oh, Jonathan, please stop.  Bluebear   Jun-25-07 04:10 PM   #88 
           - Looks like he's been tombstoned.  LoZoccolo   Jun-25-07 05:50 PM   #94 

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