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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:05 PM
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I just filled out my application form for the absentee ballot. It asked me for my "race".
So should I put "Human" or "Golden Retriever"? Or "Arian" maybe? :wtf:
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:05 PM
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1. How about "10K"?
:rofl:

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM
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4. Or Half Marathon
Ya beat me to it Friend!

or more specifically "Bubba Gump 5K!"
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:11 PM
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11. Bubba Gump 5K???
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:14 PM
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17. Its a great race
every April in New Orleans, run through the French Quarter. It starts and ends in front of Bubba Gumps restaurant which provides outstanding Pasta and Shrimp after the race and mass quantities of beer. Its lots of fun.
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:18 PM
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20. Sounds like a good time.
:thumbsup:

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Neecy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:06 PM
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2. what???
Edited on Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM by Neecy
I don't remember ever having to indicate my face when applying for an absentee ballot - what state do you live in?
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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM
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6. (self delete)
Edited on Mon Jan-07-08 04:10 PM by Smith_3
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:10 PM
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10. same question. what state?
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Smith_3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:11 PM
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12. A southern one
;-)
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:22 PM
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23. That is not a good thing.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM
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3. Seriously, when I get asked for race, I always put "white",
caucasian or whatever the box says. Screw them! Let them prove that I'm not.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM
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5. human works for me, although, on occasion, I will put ET in there
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:07 PM
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7. It makes it easier for them to decide if they need to Cage your Vote
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:09 PM
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8. Say White if you want to get it counted, say "African-American" if you want it thrown in the trash
by some Bushie.

Sadly, that is pretty much the case these days, and the fact that absentee-ballots ask for which "race" makes it quite clear.

State-legislature controlled by Repugs much?

(no need to answer, I already know the answer, but confirmation would be nice and if I am wrong, I should know, too)
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:10 PM
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9. If you mark "NASCAR" they know to register you as a Republican.
Seriously though, if it's a state with a history of suppressing minority votes, they might have to keep track to prove that's not still the case.
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:11 PM
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13. Is that legal?
eom
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Fed_Up_Grammy Donating Member (923 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:14 PM
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16. It's legal to ask it but you're not required to answer it.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:13 PM
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14. you could always put "iditarod"
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:14 PM
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15. I like "human"
How could they be asking that question? This is clearly unconstitutional. It's probably voluntary anyway.

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Kucinich4America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:15 PM
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18. Since you asked, I'd go with "Aryan"
Better chance of the ballot not being "lost" that way. :(
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:16 PM
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19. So long as it isn't required.
Typically, with government forms, there's a big difference between asking for personal information and requiring that it be provided. That's what the "Decline To State" box is for.
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CanonRay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:20 PM
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21. I like to put "Sicilian"
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:21 PM
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22. Check the instruction sheet that comes with it
Look for item number 8 and see what the instructions say for you to do.

Many simply say to leave it blank a few require it.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:23 PM
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24. Marathon might work
I've always like the answer for Sex -- "I forget."
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:28 PM
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25. put a barcode
just for shits and giggles. :toast:
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NoGOPZone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:39 PM
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26. Is there an option for "Amazing?" nt
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orleans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:53 PM
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27. i wouldn't put a smart ass answer there because that might make
someone toss it

i'd put white or leave it blank

if you're not white i would not recommend putting down the race you are. that might get it tossed too (just my opinion)
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MzNov Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:54 PM
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28. Bay to Breakers? Boston Marathon? nt
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:56 PM
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29. If you want it discarded, put "African American" if you want it counted, put "white"
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Clintonista2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:58 PM
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31. LOL thats what I was thinking as I was reading the OP
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Zywiec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:56 PM
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30. What would you answer if you were applying for college grants? n/t
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txaslftist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:59 PM
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32. Native American
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:59 PM
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33. Presidential? n/t
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