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Vote... and be D@mned! (vanity, but dead serious)
self | 10-30-02 | John Rollinson

Posted on 10/30/2002 12:29:05 PM PST by backhoe

When I was a little boy, I recall a whole series of books sitting on my Dad's shelves:

Boat... and be D@mned!
Golf... and be D@mned!
Fish... and be D@mned!

...and I even recall one of the Ten Commandments of Boating:

"Spit ye not, even windward
for such shall return to plague thee..."

These books were a tongue-in-cheek effort to lampoon hobbies of the day, and as a kid I found them quite humorous... but there's nothing funny about the upcoming elections. The course our country takes at the beginning of the new century is going to be set by this event, and we all need to participate.

But whether it's the vote-fraud stories breaking out, the attempt to silence the Right, the deification of Senator Wellstone... whatever "issue" you choose to focus on- it should be apparent the Left is trying to highjack these elections.

We all need to get busy, get energized, get activated, and get out and vote. Voting is the bottom line of a particapatory, representative government. Try to convince your spouse, friends, relatives and co-workers that this is a crucial election, and that they need to go out and vote, and get others to go, too.

There's another thing, too-- data I have seen indicates that voter turnout will be near historical lows...
Don't be fooled by the lamenting of the Jackal Pack Press about how awful this is- they only chatter to hear themselves talk, anyway-- what it really means in practical terms is that everyone who bothers to vote has their vote leveraged-- it counts for more!
If take only one thing away from this essay, remember that. Your vote will mean more.

And just for further inspiration, I'll leave you with some links:

-Activate Yourself! --

-The Vote Fraud Archives--

-Need Vote Fraud articles, stories, and evidence? Here's a source--


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elections
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1 posted on 10/30/2002 12:29:06 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
bump
2 posted on 10/30/2002 12:47:53 PM PST by Free the USA
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To: kitkat; arete; Chi-townChief
I had you all in my clipboard on that other post that was so slow I gave up!

I hope you'll take this to heart, and pass it on.

3 posted on 10/30/2002 12:53:40 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
This is driving me nuts, the way everything is so slow. I played a game waiting for this window to open up! But I waited, because I wanted to bump this.
4 posted on 10/30/2002 2:08:21 PM PST by JudyB1938
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To: backhoe
IT'S 6 DAYS 'TIL THE ELECTION

GOOD INTENTIONS DON'T WIN ELECTIONS.

YOU CAN HELP, TODAY. GO TO:

TakeBackCongress.org

A resource for conservatives who want a Republican majority in the Senate

5 posted on 10/30/2002 2:51:27 PM PST by ffrancone
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To: JudyB1938
Judy, thanks for stopping by... I am just checking in, my wife needs a roadie to lug her musical gear to church this evening.

This board's driving me nuts, too...

6 posted on 10/30/2002 2:54:08 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I'm not taking any chances. I'm buying breakfeast for some of my family members that I know need a push to get out. Then I'm driving them personally to the polls in their respective polling places. And I have my fellow employees fired up to vote, and we get off early enough that if they admit they didn't go vote they will hear about it all day long.



When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

Please urge your families to "lock n load". Lock the front door, load the car up to capacity with voters, and go vote.
7 posted on 10/30/2002 3:13:33 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: backhoe
I'm not taking any chances. I'm buying breakfeast for some of my family members that I know need a push to get out. Then I'm driving them personally to the polls in their respective polling places. And I have my fellow employees fired up to vote, and we get off early enough that if they admit they didn't go vote they will hear about it all day long.



When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

Please urge your families to "lock n load". Lock the front door, load the car up to capacity with voters, and go vote.
8 posted on 10/30/2002 3:13:42 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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To: backhoe
Is that right about record lows in voter turnout expected? Here in Tennessee early voting just ended today (or maybe yesterday) and they're saying that there were more early votes than ever before and they're expecting above normal numbers voting on election day. I can't imagine with the importance of these elections that there were be the normal apathy we've gotten used to.
9 posted on 10/30/2002 3:39:47 PM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: ffrancone
I've taken the liberty of sending that link all over the web... it will get seen.
10 posted on 10/30/2002 5:35:39 PM PST by backhoe
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To: MissAmericanPie
Amen, and dittoes to all that, but especially:

When I think of the men, and their families that have paid the ultimate price for this priviledge only to have a vile bunch of scum void the votes of legitimate citizens and turn our elections into a Banana Republic I want to go to war. If we really knew how much their fraud and election tampering has taken our country into it's present destructive direction we would be at war with them for real.

I have no doubt that the 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2000 elections saw escalating levels of vote fraud, buying of votes, bussing of questionable "voters," and all the other tricks we have seen the left pull... and the wife & dog are bugging me, must go offline!

11 posted on 10/30/2002 5:40:34 PM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Thanks backhoe. TakeBackCongress.org is definately getting money to senate candidates in the key states. I hope it is generating volunteers, also.
12 posted on 10/30/2002 7:49:30 PM PST by ffrancone
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To: Mr. Mulliner
Is that right about record lows in voter turnout expected?

That's a really interesting question... I kept seeing that tidbit- that turnout was supposed to be at record lows- but after the Wellstone incident, it appears both sides are trying to really get out the vote.

Naturally, that's what the election will really hinge on- the more successful side will win. I've been trying to get people energized, and informed... it will be interesting to see how all this tactical manouvering plays out.

13 posted on 10/31/2002 2:19:27 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
vote-fraud

The Houston FReeper Chapter has 2 election judges and 2 poll watchers among us (I'm one of the poll watchers) I voted this past Tuesday and although I found the new E-Slate system easy to use, I predict mass confusion here in Houston. This will probably be followed by legal challenges by the Left. Vote early folks!

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Flyer

14 posted on 10/31/2002 2:32:15 AM PST by Flyer
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To: ffrancone
getting money to... candidates-

I'm really glad to hear that- money isn't a cure-all, but without it, people don't get exposed to competing ideas.

I guess this is as good a place as any to plug this:

Click Here
 

15 posted on 10/31/2002 3:32:10 AM PST by backhoe
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To: Flyer
Thanks for stopping by, and I am grateful for people like you standing guard. This election is going to be a zoo...
16 posted on 10/31/2002 3:50:32 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
Good vanity, good post.

Get out there and vote people, and take a FRiend with you!
17 posted on 10/31/2002 4:06:44 AM PST by Taxman
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To: Taxman
Appreciate the bump & comments. Let's all get busy and drag the "dumb-decided" to the polls with us...
18 posted on 10/31/2002 4:45:14 AM PST by backhoe
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To: All
Let me tell you a story, admittedly one on my hometown level, that tells me "the natives are restless" out in voter-land... maybe much moreso than all the rubbish you see in the press would indicate.

I just learned via local talk radio that an increase in our city property taxes of 43% has been rescinded- due to massive, angry citizen turnout at last night's city commission meeting.

Even more signifigant than the numbers of people ( witnesses say they were "swamped..." ) who came to protest was the fact that prior meetings rarely had a single citizen show up.

On another local issue, I have heard repeated, angry ( angry? No, furious! ) calls to "axe the head of the local school board..."

This is signifigant because the school board budget drives the county budget- it's the single biggest drain on taxes ( to explain, we live in the city, which is, naturally in the county, and we get double-taxed... both the city & county levy property taxes. Damn them! )-- and we have all the usual school troubles.

The head of the local school board has spent the last few years building new ( many claim un-needed ) schools, calling for ever-more-tax-money, and claiming "he works for the Children, not the school board..." Which, aside from the smarmy "For The Children" nonsense, he literally does work for the board, and us taxpayers. We hire them, with our votes. We pay them with our money. They need to be held accountable.

Anyway loads of irate citizens are calling for his head, in one way or another.

19 posted on 10/31/2002 8:23:30 AM PST by backhoe
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To: backhoe
BTTT
20 posted on 10/31/2002 10:05:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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