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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 09:37 AM
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Besides McSame, what other crazy shit is on your local ballot?
Here in Florida we get to vote on one of those "sanctity of marriage" BS ammendments

No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, NEW SECTION
(Initative Petition)
Ballot Title:
FLORIDA MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT
Ballot Summary:
This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only
one man and one woman as husband and wife and provides that
no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the substantial
equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.


Inasmuch as marriage is the legal union of only one man and one
woman as husband and wife, no other legal union that is treated
as marriage or the substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or
recognized.
_____________________________________________________________________

As it will read on the ballot

Florida Marriage Protection Amendment

This amendment protects marriage as the legal union of only one man and one woman as
husband and wife and provides that no other legal union that is treated as marriage or the
substantial equivalent thereof shall be valid or recognized.
The direct financial impact this amendment will have on state and local government
revenues and expenditures cannot be determined, but is expected to be minor.

__YES
__NO

http://www.duvalelections.com/Default.aspx?s=74
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I just wish that with all the Democratic turnout that is expected that we had a marijuana decriminalization bill being proposed.
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 09:40 AM
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1. Mitch McConnell is the only crazy shit on our ballot.
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nevergiveup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 09:48 AM
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2. The Ice Cream Man
Here in Illinois 14 Jim Oberweis, the dairy tycoon, is trying to unseat Jim Foster the Democrat who won Dennis Hastert's seat defeating Oberweis in a special election last March. Oberweis is the buffoon of all buffoons. This is a very red district and the election will be close.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 09:53 AM
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3. Sheriff Joe blow. He was on TV this am throwing his AZ Republic in the trash.
:rofl: Word is out on him. :D
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 09:54 AM
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4. A Senate candidate trying to win "Wide Stance's" seat had a name change to "Pro Life"
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 10:25 AM
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5. And I STILL can't believe that wording got on the ballot.
At no point should any judge have allowed the wording to read "This amendment protects marriage" as that is deliberately leading. It should have said "This amendment mandates that the participants in any 'marriage' be one man and one woman". It's a bullshit amendment to begin with, but as you know, here in the dumbfuckistan parts of Florida, a good number of folks won't even read past "protect marriage" before they check the "yes" box.
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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 10:41 AM
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6. We have a marriage limiting amendment in CA as well
At least our wording is better - IIRC the official title is "Limits on Marriage" and the ballot summary included the phrase "eliminates the right of same-sex couples to marry", or something similar. There's a lot of out-of-state cash coming in to support it, but currently it looks like a loser...
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-05-08 10:49 AM
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7. Just saw that marriage amendment shit on the ballot here too!
These people are just disgusting.
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