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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 02:58 AM
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Well, that election sucked
The Republicans pretty much swept us away.

They won both the House and Senate for the first time since 1874.

Ron Sparks went down in flames. Even Jim Folsom, who I thought would win handily, lost to Kay Ivey, who was
responsible for "misplacing" over $400 million in state money.

And Gerald "Bury Them Dang Books" Allen was promoted from the house to the senate.

And they swept the SC races. Even Roy Moore's buddy, Tom Parker, who does less work than anyone on the court, doesn't pay his taxes, and wants to take away a woman's right to vote, was re-elected.

Even Susan Parker, the most honorable person on the statewide ballot, lost her race.

How bad do you think things are going get down here now? I just know they are going to try to find some way to end abortion in Alabama. It wouldn't even surprise me too much if they try to end public schools in the state.

Just think how conservative our Democrats are. They've been replaced by the voters for being too liberal.

What the hell. I hate to say it, but we've got a serious case of stupid in this state.


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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 06:09 AM
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1. Bentley's first words in acceptance speech:
"I just want to thank Almighty God."
:eyes:
That says it all for me.
We're seriously fucked.
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Carnage251 Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 04:21 PM
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2. There are no more dems in a statewide a elected office
I am gonna try my damnedest to make to California once I finish college.
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enuegii Donating Member (624 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 05:47 PM
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3. Look to the churches, and then follow the money.
Throw in a severe case of "The President is Black" syndrome, and there you are.

On the other hand, we won't have to worry about people who ran as Democrats jumping to the Republican party after being elected anymore.

Not for a while, anyway.
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Third Doctor Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 09:36 PM
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4. I'm thinking
Of moving. I'm sick of seeing people vote against their own best interests based on fear or out right bull shit.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 03:23 AM
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5. I'm a little happy about the election. My cousin actually got elected to the AL house.
I know it doesn't fix things but I'm just proud of the guy.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 04:17 AM
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6. who is your cousin?
If you don't mind saying.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-10 11:31 AM
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7. The new state rep for district 85- Grimsley.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-10 04:55 AM
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8. Congratulations to Cousin Dex!
:fistbump:
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-09-10 11:12 AM
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9. Wow
Someone else had posted about the 1874 thing also. I did not realize it was so bad.

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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 04:15 AM
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10. is that for real?
I've never seen a ballot like that, where you complete an arrow. In Tuscaloosa county, we fill in little ovals, and I thought the system was the same all over, except for Mobile county, where I think they have touch-screen voting.

I didn't check out your entire ballot, but looks like you vote much like I do. I could vote a straight Democratic ticket, and be done with it, but I don't, because I like to vote for each Democrat individually.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 07:40 AM
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11. We have the same kind of ballot (arrows) in Baldwin County.
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Atypical Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-10-10 08:53 AM
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12. Yup, that is my actual ballot.
Yes, that is my actual ballot, both sides. We complete the arrow for your choice.

I, too, prefer to mark each candidate instead of straight-party voting. But in this case I could not do a straight ticket because one of my Democratic candidates had an F rating from the NRA, and I could not vote for them because of that.

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