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Giants Win World Series - Will it Affect Voter Turnout?
MLB ^ | self

Posted on 11/02/2010 6:22:27 AM PDT by paul in cape

Now that the Giants have won the World Series, Will Bay Area voters come out of their self-induced marijuana and opium high in time to vote today? If you remember, a few days ago Candlestick Park was engulfed in a haze of pot smoke, to the point that even Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, a recovering drug abuser, complained about the aroma.

(Excerpt) Read more at sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: chat; giants; vanity
So what do you think? If 5 -10% stay home, will that affect the outcome of local and state elections?
1 posted on 11/02/2010 6:22:35 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape
Article HERE
2 posted on 11/02/2010 6:23:16 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape

If the hippies in California stay home, that can only help


3 posted on 11/02/2010 6:23:39 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: paul in cape

Isn’t the Giant’s stadium one of the very few major sports venues that was not built with taxpayer money? If so, I’m glad they won.


4 posted on 11/02/2010 6:24:03 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: paul in cape

I pray that all the SF Giant fans stay home from voting today. Congratulations on your win. Now celebrate in drunkenness at home.


5 posted on 11/02/2010 6:24:03 AM PDT by kevinm13 (Tim Geithner is a tax cheat. Manmade "Global Warming" is a HOAX!)
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To: paul in cape
Sorry. HERE
6 posted on 11/02/2010 6:24:08 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: paul in cape

Hmmmm..good point, I never thought of that. I hope it does...and that the sane (if there’s any left) folks, show up at the polls today.


7 posted on 11/02/2010 6:24:53 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: paul in cape
For some crazy reason, this seems appropriate today.


8 posted on 11/02/2010 6:25:55 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: kevinm13
I pray that all the SF Giant fans stay home from voting today.

Liberals, in general don't care about sports. So I figure a good number of Giant fans are probably more conservative.

9 posted on 11/02/2010 6:26:18 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: paul in cape

Uhm... That’s AT&T Park. Giants haven’t played at Candlestick for many years.


10 posted on 11/02/2010 6:27:56 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: paul in cape

I can tell you that people on twitter are 100% for prop 19. And that’s 100%. I just read prop19 on twitter, hit more 5 times, read maybe 200 or so posts. Every single person on twitter is Yes on Prop 19. No person tweeted anything about any candidate, in a search for prop19.

Not sure exactly if that means anything.


11 posted on 11/02/2010 6:27:56 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Sorry, I don’t follow the Giants, and I guess I’m dating myself.


12 posted on 11/02/2010 6:28:58 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: truthfreedom

It means potheads like Twitter.


13 posted on 11/02/2010 6:29:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: paul in cape
Prop. 19 will pass because of "Big Time Timmy Jim" Lincecum stumping for it on ESPN (Actually, when asked what the fan in SF were doing he said, "... smoking something, I hope ...").
14 posted on 11/02/2010 6:29:16 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: paul in cape

I doubt that there would be much affect in the western states.


15 posted on 11/02/2010 6:32:26 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: kevinm13
You obviously know nothing about Giants fans.

As someone stated above, liberals usually don't care anything about sports. But aside from that, our only hope here in the Bay area is that San Franciscans will be too demoralized over the projected GOP sweep to go out and vote to keep Pelosi in office - but I wouldn't count on it.

GO GIANTS!!

16 posted on 11/02/2010 6:35:37 AM PDT by tisket (If someone yells "You Lie" in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he's talking to?)
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To: paul in cape

“I guess I’m dating myself”

That’s ok. Here’s a woman who married herself!

http://weeklyworldnews.com/headlines/24040/woman-marries-herself/

:0)


17 posted on 11/02/2010 6:35:42 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: dfwgator

Correct, but Liberals enjoy rioting and partying. Which is going on right now.


18 posted on 11/02/2010 6:35:48 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: yldstrk
This thread needs music, with appropriate lyrics.
19 posted on 11/02/2010 6:38:37 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: paul in cape

Is San Francisco? Maybe Bela Pelosi’s voters will be too drunk to remember where the polls are.


20 posted on 11/02/2010 6:39:23 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: truthfreedom

Down toward the end, we have this:

“I’m calling in sick tomorrow - everyone is calling in sick,” said Patrick Steber, 31, as he celebrated on Castro Street.

“And then I’ll vote around noon,” he said. “We have to honor (pitcher) Timmy Lincecum by passing (the measure to legalize marijuana) Proposition 19.”

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/11/01/MNV51G5BSV.DTL&tsp=1


21 posted on 11/02/2010 6:48:51 AM PDT by jiggyboy (L)
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To: kevinm13
I pray that all the SF Giant fans stay home from voting today.

Hey, now. Don't lump us all into one category. Some of us are far-flung across the country. And besides, even among the local Giants fans, I'd be willing to bet most are more red-blooded American than sports-hating liberals.

22 posted on 11/02/2010 6:50:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: paul in cape

The Giants do not play at Candlestick, the Niners play there.


23 posted on 11/02/2010 6:52:41 AM PDT by svcw (Legalism is enforced revelation)
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To: kevinm13

Actually, if you want liberal sports-fans, I think you go with the Warriors (assuming that is still a franchise). Giants fans are too hardy to be liberal, even if the team has moved to better climate downtown. And I’m a Giants fan and I voted on Oct 14th, basically the very first chance I had. Straight Pubbie ticket here in North Carolina, so it doesn’t turn into Californication Nation East.


24 posted on 11/02/2010 6:58:46 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: dfwgator

Many lefties love sports....

...and just like in an election, if the lefties team loses, many will say the other side cheated or stole the game.


25 posted on 11/02/2010 6:59:27 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: paul in cape

The San Francisco Giants merit kudos for one thing at least: their ball park was entirely financed by private borrowing. In one fashion or another, almost every other major league professional sports team has their hand in the public till, thus indirectly transferring wealth from the taxpayers to team owners and players.


26 posted on 11/02/2010 7:07:28 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: tisket

Well I know nothing about Giants fans, I’m sure there are some. But I saw a couple of World Series games in Oakland and the crowd was totally blase. Not into it at all.


27 posted on 11/02/2010 7:11:18 AM PDT by altura
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To: paul in cape

RATS that turn over cars and start fires in the streets will be sleeping in today. Today I am a Giants fan.


28 posted on 11/02/2010 7:12:27 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Le Chien Rouge
Off topic...

...and just like in an election, if the lefties team loses, many will say the other side cheated or stole the game.

Ah, this explains Seattle after SB XL ...

29 posted on 11/02/2010 7:22:06 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: paul in cape

That’s ok. I date myself all the time. Mainly because I can’t get a woman to date me!


30 posted on 11/02/2010 7:26:52 AM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: dfwgator

i just did another search, and it appears that whoever on twitter is against prop 19 will refer to it as “prop 19”, everyone referring to prop19 is for it. It’s the difference between “prop19” and “prop 19” . It appears that a few drug dealers are worried.

Twitter likes pot, rather than potheads liking twitter. Twitter is pretty popular, and there isn’t too much No on 19 out there in twitterville.


31 posted on 11/02/2010 7:46:01 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: paul in cape
TV reporting that weed could be smelled in the Giants out field during the first two series games was embarrassing for SF and they know it. I think it change allot of minds on passing the weed measure.
32 posted on 11/02/2010 7:50:27 AM PDT by jetson
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To: dfwgator

Well, maybe.

There are more potheads than not potheads I guess?

Just trying to figure out how nobody on Twitter is no on 19?

Of course, twitter is young people mostly, and young people are all yes on 19, but the only no on 19 I saw was from street drug dealers worried about income.


33 posted on 11/02/2010 8:26:14 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: jetson

Why would that be embarrassing and why would it change minds?

I can see rioting in a Liberal city associated strongly with Democrats would make people associate Democrats with rioting, and most people are against rioting.


34 posted on 11/02/2010 8:30:52 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: tisket
As someone stated above, liberals usually don't care anything about sports.

Someone did an analysis a while ago on sports fans and political leanings.

They plotted it on a chart that showed NBA fans to the left, NFL fans to the right and MLB fans right in the middle.

35 posted on 11/02/2010 8:32:48 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Time to Clean House.)
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To: jiggyboy

This points to a win for prop 19, and likely problems for Fiorina and Whitman.

It doesn’t appear that there’s much of an “enthusiasm gap” in San Fran. All across the country, Dems are demoralized - there’s nothing for them to vote for. Here, they’re honoring the hero pitcher. A reason for them to vote, and instead of working for 8 hours or more, they’re doing nothing but voting.
And, typically, “change” candidates don’t do as well when the home team wins. Winning the World Series “all is well”, not as angry, not wanting change quite as much.


36 posted on 11/02/2010 8:39:13 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: kevinm13

I hope that’s tongue in cheek. It’s so wrong for many reasons:

(1) Many SF Giants fans live outside the bay area - in Reagan country.

(2) Of the fans that are SF libs, what do you care if they vote? They will re-elect Pelosi, who will then resign next year when she loses her gavel.

This is one lifelong Giants fan who already voted the GOP ticket by absentee ballot. And my district arguably has the most competitive House race (Harmer) and competitive state Assembly race (Wilson) in the state.


37 posted on 11/02/2010 8:43:10 AM PDT by KingofZion
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To: Rockingham

100% correct. The rest of MLB owners hate the Giants because they did not accept one dime of public funding (SF stupidvisors would be outraged if someone took a dollar away from the homeless people).

One of the biggest crimes of the century is taking money from the working stiffs (via taxation) and transferring it to the benefit of wealthy team owners and players. NFL,NBA,MLB and Hockey are highly profitable enterprises, they can afford to build their own stadiums and sell tickets to pay for them.


38 posted on 11/02/2010 8:47:52 AM PDT by KingofZion
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To: truthfreedom
Why would that be embarrassing and why would it change minds?

You can't smoke cigarettes but you can smoke weed, especially around kids? That is embarrassing. Makes SF look childish. Allot of parents were pissed off I'm sure.

39 posted on 11/02/2010 9:14:18 AM PDT by jetson
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To: BelegStrongbow
Actually, if you want liberal sports-fans, I think you go with the Warriors (assuming that is still a franchise)

Say what?

40 posted on 11/02/2010 9:16:07 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline please contact the board moderator.)
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To: jetson

Right, the cigarettes thing. Good point.


41 posted on 11/02/2010 9:29:48 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: GSWarrior

Hey, I haven’t paid attn to them since Rick Barry retired, and from what I see elsewhere about b-ball fans...but you can be the exception that proves the rule, ok? :)


42 posted on 11/02/2010 9:40:18 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: KingofZion

Amen to that.


43 posted on 11/02/2010 8:22:26 PM PDT by Rockingham
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