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Actor Tim Robbins Stymied At Polls (celebutard)
gothamist.com ^ | 11/04/2008 | By John Del Signore

Posted on 11/04/2008 12:03:46 PM PST by Red Badger

Tim Robbins made a big stink at the YMCA on West 14th Street this morning when he was told that his name was not on the voter list. According to City Room, Robbins has been voting at the same polling place since 1997, but for some unknown reason, his name was nowhere to be found when he went in this morning. The Times happened upon him sitting in a folding chair looking dejected and annoyed: "The poll workers here know me...The woman said she remembered seeing me here for the primaries."

On Real Time with Bill Maher last month, Robbins seemingly foresaw his fate when he urged thwarted voters to "refuse provisional ballots. They’re throwing those out. They can throw those out. If that’s your last resort, take it, but fight in the polling place to vote. It’s your right as an American." And fight he did, even refusing to move at the behest of a poll worker who threatened to have an officer remove him. "Is this some kind of intimidation? I’m taking this as intimidation," the Tapeheads star reportedly remarked.

After filling out but not submitting an affidavit ballot, Robbins trooped down to the Board of Elections office at 200 Varick Street, where board officials verified that he was a registered voter and a Civil Court judge ruled that he must be allowed to vote. Apparently, at least 40 voters at his polling place had the same problem. Robbins told the the Times, "I have the time and luxury to do this. If this is a systemic thing, what does that mean for the country? Do the math on this one. It bears looking into that this might be a random elimination." His partner, Susan Sarandon, was able to vote without any problems.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: actor; election; hollywood; idiot
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Whatever..........
1 posted on 11/04/2008 12:03:47 PM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

He’ll call it a Limbaugh/Bush/Coulter/Rove/Cheney/Hannity/McCain/Palin/VRWC conspiracy to make sure his vote doesn’t count.


2 posted on 11/04/2008 12:06:51 PM PST by wastedyears (Quiet by nature, standing tall)
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To: Red Badger

Part of the eeevil VRWC to suppress the uber liberal democrat vote in NYC...

sarc


3 posted on 11/04/2008 12:06:53 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Red Badger

Does anybody care about mr. sarandon?


4 posted on 11/04/2008 12:07:26 PM PST by machogirl (when the call comes at 3:00 am, what if the teleprompter is broken?)
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Now you know how it feels to be in the US military, Commrade


5 posted on 11/04/2008 12:08:02 PM PST by llevrok (Milton Friedman! Please come home!!!)
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To: Red Badger
I have to disagree with you. The poll worker did what I would expect them to: not on the roll, then you don't vote until it's cleared up.

I saw a couple of cases of this in Boston today while voting. I was glad someone was paying attention.

6 posted on 11/04/2008 12:08:23 PM PST by realdifferent1 (Press 'Preview', then 'Post'; Circle final answer: show all work for extra credit.)
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To: Red Badger

Yeah, because the Chosen One, won’t win NYC by a 3-to-1 margin or anything.

What a Clymer.


7 posted on 11/04/2008 12:08:39 PM PST by goawaylibs
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To: Red Badger

If this weren’t a family site . . .

I’d think the last “a” in the title should be changed to a “u.”


8 posted on 11/04/2008 12:09:09 PM PST by Quix (GLOBALIST PLANS FM 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: Red Badger
looking dejected and annoyed:

You might as well zip it up Timmy... 'cause you sure ain't using it tonight!

9 posted on 11/04/2008 12:10:20 PM PST by John123 (The US may be going down the drain, but everyone else will drown first...)
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To: realdifferent1
I have to disagree with you.

I didn't say anything to disagree with.............

10 posted on 11/04/2008 12:10:28 PM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Red Badger

I bet the retard already voted and forgot.


11 posted on 11/04/2008 12:11:05 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Red Badger
I hate to sound like one of the speelng police, as I have a lot of trouble spelling. However, when referring to Tim Robbins, I think the word you meant to use is “celebuturd” not “celebutard” as is in the title.
12 posted on 11/04/2008 12:11:24 PM PST by GBA
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To: Red Badger
"Is this some kind of intimidation? I’m taking this as intimidation," the Tapeheads star reportedly remarked.

Tapeheads? Although I love that movie for its off the wall zaniness, it is not Robbins' most recent movie and it was far from his most popular (I think it only was in theaters for one week before it went to video). I wonder why it was mentioned.

13 posted on 11/04/2008 12:12:36 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: Red Badger
A “Don't you know who I am!?” bump.
14 posted on 11/04/2008 12:13:11 PM PST by Navy Patriot (The beauty of conservatism, Sarah Palin.)
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To: realdifferent1
PS: If Mr. Robbins has the 'time and luxury', then he should start to 'spread the wealth' by giving all those poor 'disenfranchised' voters $200 for their troubles.

But then again, didn't he and the misses raise holy hell about plans to put a low income clinic or night shelter in their neighborhood?

15 posted on 11/04/2008 12:13:29 PM PST by realdifferent1 (Press 'Preview', then 'Post'; Circle final answer: show all work for extra credit.)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe ACORN removed his name because they thought he was Tony Robbins and he might support McCain.


16 posted on 11/04/2008 12:15:52 PM PST by Terry Mross (If Obama wins our posting may stop)
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To: Red Badger

This is what happens when you let Democrats run the precincts...


17 posted on 11/04/2008 12:15:53 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: machogirl
I thought it was Mrs. Sarandon...

Oh and no, I don't care about him.
18 posted on 11/04/2008 12:16:38 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (No better friend, no worse enemy)
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To: Navy Patriot
"Don't you know who I am!?”

Why? Do you have amnesia? Do we need to call 911?.............

19 posted on 11/04/2008 12:17:26 PM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Red Badger
"Don't you know who I am?"

"Yes, Mr. Saranwrap, but we didn't recognize you without your skirt on."

20 posted on 11/04/2008 12:17:48 PM PST by webschooner (May piss be upon the One)
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To: Terry Mross

maybe that’s why bambi didn’t invite him to his party tonight.


21 posted on 11/04/2008 12:17:54 PM PST by postal patty
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To: Red Badger

“Don’t you know who I am! I got a Porsche already! A 911 with a quadrophonic Blaupunkt!”

Sorry Meat don’t know who you are. lol!


22 posted on 11/04/2008 12:18:36 PM PST by Caper29
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To: realdifferent1

Technically, you DO vote first, then it is cleared up. They give you a provisional ballot. The provisional ballots are reviewed at the registrars office, where they determine whether or not to allow it. Voters can call in or check on-line a week or so later and see if their vote counted.


23 posted on 11/04/2008 12:20:29 PM PST by nufsed
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To: Red Badger; All

So, two words;

Provisional Ballot


24 posted on 11/04/2008 12:21:03 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: Red Badger
Is this another....

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM!?!?!?!?!

moment? :D
25 posted on 11/04/2008 12:22:35 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: edcoil

He didn’t want a provisional ballot, he wanted a normal ballot........


26 posted on 11/04/2008 12:25:43 PM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Red Badger

They most likely just changed his polling location this is common. When your sample ballot is mailed to you it will tell you where your polling location is. I used to vote just down the street in my neighborhood one year ago they changed me to another poll about 2 miles away. Not uncommon
unfortunatley because he is stupid and famous he can say that the Republicans are trying to steal the election.


27 posted on 11/04/2008 12:28:09 PM PST by bzybee
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To: Red Badger

The ballots are exactly the same. one (if your name on list) gets counted first - these are the numbers generally announced on election night.

Prov ballots are counted after info is confirmed. normally the next day.

Either way his vote counts.


28 posted on 11/04/2008 12:28:35 PM PST by edcoil (Looking for a new tagline - do you have one I can use?)
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To: Red Badger

“the Tapeheads star reportedly remarked”

They are having to reach back 20 years to a midnight movie to find something that readers may know him by?


29 posted on 11/04/2008 12:28:35 PM PST by weegee (Fight Global Socialist CHANGE. vote NO on Obama-Biden. Say NO to Sen. Government)
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To: Quix

There’s a letter “u” in my screenname, that some folks seem to feel is misplaced ... I might be persuaded to trade that “u” for the offending “a” in the title ... just to reduce confusion all around.


30 posted on 11/04/2008 12:28:55 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Red Badger

GOOD! Glad to see that someone is enforcing the rules.


31 posted on 11/04/2008 12:30:27 PM PST by Godsgirl
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To: Red Badger

Maybe Tim needs to look back through the obits in the local paper to determine if there is a valid reason for him to no longer be on the voter rolls.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 12:31:49 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Red Badger
Robbins seemingly foresaw his fate when he urged thwarted voters to "refuse provisional ballots. They’re throwing those out. They can throw those out. If that’s your last resort, take it, but fight in the polling place to vote.

I wouldn't be surprised if he knew (or even caused) his name was off the voter roll so he could have this little hissy fit. The left doesn't like voter ID and they don't like provisional ballots. They would rather have fake votes thrown into the ballot box and thus be inseparable from legal votes.

33 posted on 11/04/2008 12:32:50 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Obama: Spread the Wealth = Marx: From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs)
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To: Red Badger

Hmmmm. He raises a stink on tv and then he “just so happens” to have been “dropped”.

Perhaps he already had seen that he was no longer on the voter rolls.

Doesn’t he have a card from voting in the primary? In my state, they rubber stamp it with the party you vote for in the primary so you don’t crossover in any primary runoff for a party you didn’t initially vote for.

He can’t keep up with a little piece of paper? How about showing them his driver’s license and a phone bill with his street address?

I think he’s trying to make himself a poster boy, here.

As for me, I’d RATHER find out that I’d been dropped off the rolls erroneously than to find out that someone had committed identity theft and already voted in my name.

I vote EARLY. If there are complications, I still have time to get it resolved.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 12:33:17 PM PST by weegee (Fight Global Socialist CHANGE. vote NO on Obama-Biden. Say NO to Sen. Government)
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To: Red Badger

Life is hard, stuff happens.

Suck it up Timmy you cry baby.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 12:33:19 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL


36 posted on 11/04/2008 12:33:25 PM PST by Quix (GLOBALIST PLANS FM 1900 ON #76 http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2031425/posts?page=77#77)
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To: FortWorthPatriot

I like to joke about timmy being mr. sarandon.
Bad joke I guess.


37 posted on 11/04/2008 12:35:53 PM PST by machogirl (when the call comes at 3:00 am, what if the teleprompter is broken?)
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To: Red Badger

Intimidation? He should have gone to our office at 201 Varick street.


38 posted on 11/04/2008 12:37:49 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (They're illegal aliens, not immigrants - there is a difference!)
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To: Tennessee_Bob

What’s at 201 Varick St?...............


39 posted on 11/04/2008 12:41:15 PM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: Red Badger
The thing I love most about Tim Robbins, is that his most convincing (and best) performance, by far, was in "Team America: World Police".

"We're guards"
"Yeah, we're guards!"

40 posted on 11/04/2008 12:41:55 PM PST by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: weegee

“He can’t keep up with a little piece of paper?”

I had to use a provisional ballot today even though I brought my card with me showing that I was at the right place to vote. All told, it probably cost me 20 minutes to straighten things out, but all the while I was thinking—as the voting line grew ever longer—THIS is why we don’t want government running health care! Think about it: election officials literally have years to prepare for elections, yet no doubt these snafus affect millions of voters across the nation. Imagine their performance trying to run 1/6 of the economy where misplaced paperwork can put lives at risk.

Yet Tim Robbins was belly-aching about having lost some time in his efforts to put into the WH someone whose very aspiration is to crush all the barriers standing in the way of his preferred simplistic solution to the health care mess: a single payer system in which your fate literally could be placed in the hands of a government bureaucrat.


41 posted on 11/04/2008 12:49:36 PM PST by DrC
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To: machogirl
No, it's a funny joke; I just tried to make it funnier by implying he was the feminine of the two.

So, I FAIL. :)
42 posted on 11/04/2008 12:54:40 PM PST by FortWorthPatriot (No better friend, no worse enemy)
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To: Red Badger

What a friggin ObamaTard. Just vote provision ballot and get on with it, check later to determine when the ballot is counted.


43 posted on 11/04/2008 12:59:02 PM PST by Fred (The Democrat Party is the Nadir of Nihilism and OBAMA IS A MARXIST)
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To: Red Badger

Matt Damon!


44 posted on 11/04/2008 1:01:20 PM PST by Callahan
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To: Red Badger
It really does suck when this happens to people who have the right to vote and are trying to vote in the right place.

But I'm sure this idiot feels he was targeted by Bush/Cheney/Rove/Halliburton because he and his old lady old lady are such outspoken moonbat celebutards.

The fact of the matter is his problems are the result of incompetence in his local election board. And as always, this incompetence just happens to rear its ugly head in an area where the election board has been run for decades by Democratic clowns too busy trying to figure out how to skew the results than record the actual votes.

45 posted on 11/04/2008 1:06:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Red Badger

I like “Tapeheads” especialy Rosco’s chicken-N-waffels rap.


46 posted on 11/04/2008 1:08:07 PM PST by fella (.He that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough." Pv.28:19')
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To: Red Badger

Damn! I told them to cross Sarandon’s name off of the list too! My secret voter intimidation ploy was only half successful.


47 posted on 11/04/2008 1:12:09 PM PST by July 4th
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To: dead

What gets me is his “intimidation” rant. It’s embarrassing just to read it, it’s so stupid. I cannot believe a real person actually thinks like this..............


48 posted on 11/04/2008 1:14:17 PM PST by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: fella

If Barack Obama is elected president, we are ALL gonna be working on “spec”.


49 posted on 11/04/2008 1:18:23 PM PST by weegee (Fight Global Socialist CHANGE. vote NO on Obama-Biden. Say NO to Sen. Government)
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To: Red Badger

gee, you would think this dummy would realize that everything he believes about a benevolent government perfectly controlling every aspect of our lives is just a bunch of baloney. I can’t wait until he tries living with a national healthcare program in europe or canada when he leaves.


50 posted on 11/04/2008 1:18:50 PM PST by Kirkwood
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