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Democrats in Rochester offer free beer for registering to vote

Posted on 06/18/2004 11:40:11 AM PDT by conservamerica

Greetings all:

I found it interesting that the democrats in Rochester are encouraging drinking over civic responsibility. If you sign up to vote you get free beers. I will not buy beer from High Falls Brewery I understand that their bottom line is not good but that is just ridiculous. If someone registers does that mean they will vote? They must have it within themselves to want to vote a beer will not instill civic responsibilities. Positive good debate will.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0618SM4KQJ4_news.shtml

Johnny


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: beer; democrats; dems; drunk; votebuying; voterdrives; voting
Greetings all:

I found it interesting that the democrats in Rochester are encouraging drinking over civic responsibility. If you sign up to vote you get free beers. I will not buy beer from High Falls Brewery I understand that their bottom line is not good but that is just ridiculous. If someone registers does that mean they will vote? They must have it within themselves to want to vote a beer will not instill civic responsibilities. Positive good debate will.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/0618SM4KQJ4_news.shtml

Johnny

1 posted on 06/18/2004 11:40:13 AM PDT by conservamerica
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To: conservamerica
Here it is in link form

And I will continue to buy from High Falls. I love Genesse Beer. Especially Genny Light and Genny Cream Ale. Its too bad they no longer make 12 Horse.

2 posted on 06/18/2004 11:43:12 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: conservamerica

Offering someone anything of tangible value for free to get them to register is a violation of law.


3 posted on 06/18/2004 11:44:13 AM PDT by kimoajax
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To: conservamerica
From the article...

That’s the plan at today’s East End Festival. Monroe County Democrats have teamed up with High Falls Brewery to offer two free 2-ounce beers to those who register to vote at the festival.

Wow! A whopping 2 shots of beer!

4 posted on 06/18/2004 11:44:46 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: conservamerica

George Washington's main campaign expense from his first run at the Virginia legislatture was providing rum for the voters! This is a longstanding American tradition. :-)


5 posted on 06/18/2004 11:45:40 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: kimoajax

It's also a violation of the law if the people registering are under 21.


6 posted on 06/18/2004 11:45:42 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Phantom Lord
Wow! A whopping 2 shots of beer!

Well, I'd need a lot more that to vote Left-O-Cratic (tm)!!!

7 posted on 06/18/2004 11:46:06 AM PDT by NativeSon
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To: kimoajax
Offering someone anything of tangible value for free to get them to register is a violation of law.

I don't believe that to be the case. I believe there is a limit of $5.

8 posted on 06/18/2004 11:46:20 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Phantom Lord
Wow! A whopping 2 shots of beer!

Hey it's cheaper than a pack of cigarettes.

9 posted on 06/18/2004 11:46:27 AM PDT by mware
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To: conservamerica

Gee whiz, this sounds like an opportunity to practice civic responsibility AND drink beer!
What could be better than that?

Well, maybe shooting and registering to vote?
Anybody thought of getting a gun range to register voters?


10 posted on 06/18/2004 11:50:40 AM PDT by Redbob (still holding out for the 'self-illuminating, glass-bottomed parking lot' solution to the ME problem)
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To: NativeSon
Well, I'd need a lot more that to vote Left-O-Cratic (tm)!!!

Even after 10 shots of Maker's Mark I'm not that daft! :)

11 posted on 06/18/2004 11:51:48 AM PDT by Mr. Buzzcut
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To: conservamerica

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son."

- Dean Wormer, ANIMAL HOUSE


12 posted on 06/18/2004 11:58:44 AM PDT by Argus
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To: conservamerica
If someone registers does that mean they will vote?

Don't worry. If they can't, someone will vote for them.

13 posted on 06/18/2004 12:00:37 PM PDT by AmishDude
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To: conservamerica
...and the liberals think conservatives are rednecks.
14 posted on 06/18/2004 12:34:11 PM PDT by txjeep
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To: glorgau
"George Washington's main campaign expense from his first run at the Virginia legislatture was providing rum for the voters!"

Yes. But this sort of thing has been illegal ever since the "machine politicians" used alcohol to get votes.

15 posted on 06/18/2004 1:32:11 PM PDT by Reactionary
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To: Phantom Lord

12 Horse was the best but the REDEYE and ScreamAle are still good. No thankx to any lite beer.

16 posted on 06/18/2004 2:49:50 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Redbob


The Democrats are a classy, classy act.

Yes, I like the idea of free rounds, for registering to vote.

Could the NRA do this?

:)


17 posted on 06/18/2004 4:45:34 PM PDT by 4Liberty (Unions are for communists.)
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To: conservamerica
That's the difference between liberals and conservatives. If I want beer, I work for it and buy it myself.

Hmm... Beer. What time is it?

18 posted on 06/18/2004 4:47:15 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (You need tons click "co-ordinating")
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To: conservamerica
Hmmm... Smokes and Beer. What will the Democrats think of next, hookers?

-PJ

19 posted on 06/18/2004 4:51:50 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's not safe yet to vote Democrat.)
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To: kimoajax
Offering someone anything of tangible value for free to get them to register is a violation of law.

Aw, beer is only temporarily tangible, anyhow!

20 posted on 06/18/2004 5:11:00 PM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: SandyInSeattle
"Hmm... Beer. What time is it?"



21 posted on 06/18/2004 5:14:03 PM PDT by itsamelman (40: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 42: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman")
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To: kimoajax

It's illegal to pay someone to vote, but is it really illegal to pay someone to register?


22 posted on 06/18/2004 5:14:07 PM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Political Junkie Too
"Hmmm... Smokes and Beer. What will the Democrats think of next, hookers?



23 posted on 06/18/2004 5:22:28 PM PDT by itsamelman (40: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." 42: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman")
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To: Phantom Lord

In Wisconsin it is $1.00, but I don't know that it includes registering (which can be done on election day, at the polls here, with no picture ID), or the actual voting.


24 posted on 06/18/2004 5:30:01 PM PDT by codercpc
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