Election Results

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by Renee750il, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. MinPinOwner

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    People say things online they would never say to someone's face. I've never heard people say things like that in person. Lets just say there are a few reasons I don't use Facebook regularly.
     
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    Exactly. At least this way there's hope for negotiating reasonable terms and getting (far cheaper) preventative care for those I'm subsidizing anyway and there's a possibility for better accountability. The current way is certainly not working very well.
     
  3. release the hounds

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    and people who voted for Obama, hate unborn children, want tax payers to kill babies, they disgust those that have morals, hate our country, are bad Americans, they make other people sad because they "love" America more than Obama supporters.

    People are ridiculous all around.
     
  4. Miakoda

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    As for the election, it is what it is. I know my family will continue to do what we can to live as our faith has instructed us to live. The next four years will most undoubtedly alter us even moreso financially, but we'll have to deal with it as it happens.

    The thing is, there's no immediate answer. Each side wanted/wants a single explanation as for how to solve all the issues, and the fact is that there is no single answer. No single act can be done to magically correct all the things wrong. The main problem lies in the hypocritical finger-pointing from each side when the magical single answer was unable to be produced.

    Raising taxes and printing more money isn't going to solve these issues. Forcing those who earn more to give more isn't going to solve all the issue (especially when one doesn't stop to take into account the higher-earning family's debt issues....i.e. a friend of mine has special needs baby with numerous chromosomal issues, thus the daily medical care for this little boy is more than most of us can imagine. hubby has a great job as a neurophsyicist, and they actually manage ok financially with her having to be a full-time yet unpaid nurse to their own child. but they have their own bills and debt to pay. but for some, that doesn't matter because they make more than some of the "poorer" people, therefore they should have to "give" more. now what happens to my friends? do they downsize their own house and downsize their own vehicles because they can't afford to "give" more while maintaining their own standard of living?........just food for thought)
     
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  6. Miakoda

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    I use facebook to stay in touch with my family, as we are all spread out, yet extremely close. I also use it to stay in touch with my close friends. Somewhat recently, I allowed myself to add some "online friends", and that backfired on me this morning with that lovely message.

    Sure, I let things roll of my back, but it does hurt my feelings, because such insinuations are a character attack. And yet if I try to defend myself by explaining my beliefs, I'm shrugged off. It's obviously ok in today's day and age to tell someone who and what they are. It happens all the time.
     
  7. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    I just love how your life turns into doom the day Obama got re-elected. People want to start extra saving accounts for their kids, people worry about downsizing, etc. You are going to do what you can to live your faith as instructed? How about you can just continue to live and express your faith as you were able to do before.

    I'm sorry, but that's just as annoying and over the top as calling everyone who voted for Romney a bigot and racist.
     
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    I agree. Both sides run off of insinuations about the people on the other.

    There's no middle ground anymore. You can't possibly be a college-educated woman and vote for Romney. You can't possibly be a hard-working gay man with no college education, and struggling to make ends meet, and possibly vote for Romeny (who was my cousin, by the way). You can't possibly be a Pro-Life Christian situated in the upper class realm and vote for Obama (one of my close vet friends).
     
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    Oh, yes. Because I just came into this thread preaching gloom and doom. :rolleyes: YOU just proved my point exactly.

    I make a comment. You attack. I make a comment. You attack. Anyone see the pattern here?

    I would love it if you would quote me on where I gave a sermon on how we're all going to be broke and living in hell.
     
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    I don't think that was necessarily directed completely at you, because honestly there are hyperbolic doom and gloom comments ALL over the internet today (a couple in this thread). All our jobs are going away, better stockpile the guns, my kids won't be able to go to college.

    Frankly it leaves me wondering why that's true today but wasn't true a week ago, when the guy who is president again was... already president.
     
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    Yep. I love all the statuses on my Facebook Newsfeed about how "OH NO! Guess I better start doing...." Wait, what? It's not like he was just elected for the first time, you absolutely can live the same way you've been living for the last 4 years. :confused:
     
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    I'm just shocked that TWO states legalized marijuana. And neither one of them was California. :eek::confused:

    (At least, I think so, I'm still going off of what I saw last night, haven't checked today's news yet.)
     
  13. Southpaw

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    In other news.... totally love that WOW the day after the election, gas prices go up! Totally meant to buy it yesterday but forgot. Stupid. I'm in such a crabby mood lol I think there is only one thing that I voted for that actually won.
     
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    I think Jk Rowling says it best.

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    If Republicans want to move anywhere, of course they can't move to other highly advance countries since most of them are "socialist". Where they should move to is less advance countries, like some countries in Africa where religious belief is highly regarded, there are no entitlements so people who can't afford education can't go but those who can can go, health care is available to those who can pay for it and no one forces you to pay for someone else, rich can keep their money and don't have to share but of course can give donations.

    Yep, I think that is perfect for them.
     
  15. Miakoda

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    And now I should move?
     
  16. Beanie

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    The funny thing is that the first time I ever heard "I'm LEAVING THE COUNTRY" was from Dems when Bush was re-elected.
    Maybe it was around before that, maybe people say it EVERY election, just like "THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION EVAR," but I don't remember hearing that the first time he was elected...


    Perhaps unfortunately none of those friends of mine who said they were leaving the country because Bush got re-elected actually did so.
     
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    Not unless you were saying on FB that you would move if Obama was re-elected.

    Those that did (and there were a few) should take a tour through Europe, Africa, and Asia, and see which they like best.
     
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    That was done in sarcasm responding to those who said they are going to leave the country. There aren't that many choices since most of the other highly advance countries are what they are trying to run away from. Just putting out more options.
     
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    People like to talk big but I highly doubt anyone would actually move out of the country. It's a lot of work!
     
  20. Beanie

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    I think a small handful of people are actually joking... I think there's another group of people (every election) who seriously are just that over dramatic that they truly feel that way. Or maybe not over dramatic necessarily, maybe just that... desperate, or disappointed, depressed... there's a handful of other D-word descriptors I could use. ALLITERATION.
    I did at one point look at moving out of the country (to Denmark!) but that was long before I could even vote LOL.
     

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