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  1. #106
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    I will be very glad when this election cycle is over. Some of the TV and radio commercials for the different congressional candidates are attacks against their opponent, either their political, business or sometimes even their personal life. Candidates, I wish you'd use those spots to tell me why I should vote for you instead of your opponent. The ones between Joe Walsh and Tammy Duckworth seem particularly nasty to me and they've gotten worse the past few days. 14 days till the election. I find that I'm avoiding the television so I don't have to see the ads. I should listen to CD's in the car, too, instead of the radio.
    Last edited by cassiesmom; 10-24-2012 at 11:11 AM.
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  2. #107
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    Well... Jesse Jackson, Jr. has submitted his resignation and acknowledged that he is under investigation. Only in Illinois. In any other state he would have not run again and someone else would be making arrangements to take over his district right now. But not in Illinois -- he was re-elected despite barely mounting a campaign, so now there will be some kind of special election to replace him, and people who didn't run for the office on the November ballot will try to get it now. We might be the Land of Lincoln but I think we are also the land of SNAFU politics.
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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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  3. #108
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    Once again, candidates for Illinois governor - I need you to tell me where you stand on the issues and what you plan to do to help Illinois improve. I've heard more than enough of you bashing one another. The election is a little over 3 weeks away. I missed the first debate because of choir rehearsal. I'd like to write in "none of the above"! Please help me here.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

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    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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  4. #109
    When disgusted by both major candidates in a race I normally pick the green or the libertarian and vote for them. Not sure how it works in Il, but in Federal elections if a party gets over a certain % of the vote they become eligible for matching funds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    When disgusted by both major candidates in a race I normally pick the green or the libertarian and vote for them. Not sure how it works in Il, but in Federal elections if a party gets over a certain % of the vote they become eligible for matching funds.
    I am probably faced with that in the upcoming gubernatorial election here in Massachusetts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    When disgusted by both major candidates in a race I normally pick the green or the libertarian and vote for them. Not sure how it works in Il, but in Federal elections if a party gets over a certain % of the vote they become eligible for matching funds.
    There is a Libertarian candidate, a young guy from Peoria. The Chicago Tribune has endorsed the Republican candidate which they almost always do. They did endorse Obama in 2008 and again this past election, though. The next debate (second of 3) is tomorrow. I'd like to see this young guy beat both the Democrat - our current governor and the Republican. That would bring big changes to Illinois. The governor is threatening tax increases between election day and the new year, but the Republican is so wealthy and connected that he's out of touch with the middle class.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

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