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I Confess
 

I Confess was a discussion we had in the early days of MysteyNet. I thought it would be fun to bring it back and see how it goes.

You can confess your truest feelings here or just everyday things.

We are here to listen, so confess away.



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Fran Hinkel - 03:32am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#192 of 3115)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

You and me both, Ruby. You chose just the right words!

BAM - don't look back. Just pat yourself on the back and say you deserved the break and continue on!

WT, for all the coverage we've seen on TV about early voting, it's pretty obvious where the votes are going. There is a lot of fraud going on. Why do we have that, anyway? Election Day should be Election Day. I can see people who are overseas or in the military having the opportunity to have their ballots here in time for the election, but all this other stuff has to go! It leaves things too open for fraud.

And, can anyone tell me why we need organizations like ACORN? No one took me on a bus to register or to vote. And, no one had to convince me to register! As soon as I was old enough, I looked forward to being able to vote. In my opinion, if you are too lazy to register on your own, you shouldn't be voting anyway! What happened to the local election volunteers who assisted the elderly and handicapped to get to a polling place on Election Day? That is all we should be doing to get people to the polls. ACORN is so widely known for its fraud tactics, why do we allow it? As far as I can see, this early voting thing has been a fiasco. I have heard of college kids renting a place so they will have residency to vote in some of the key states! It's just shameful and not what our forefathers intended, I'm sure.

Bella, I understand your granddaughter's reasoning very well. There are a few things I disagree with. I think the President should be elected via the popular vote. If most of the country wants him, why do we leave it to the electoral college to decide? I also think if we have a super president who is doing great things, is well loved and fixing our country, he should be allowed to be elected more than the two terms he currently can be elected. If The People want him, we should be able to have him!


White Tornado - 05:01am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#193 of 3115)
(8@D)======> The WINDS of change are inevitable...but then...so is the Power of Love......TORNADO WARNING: Some people are sheltered,,,,,, and then,,,,,, I unshelter them

My sentiments exactly, Fran.
There should be extremely extenuating circumstances for early voting~~~~~~not some, it might rain or snow,,,,,or I may have to get my nails done that day,,,,reason for needing to vote early. And as I said those few should be mandated to be kept secret until released along with election day votes after the polls have closed.


Fran Hinkel - 07:09am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#194 of 3115)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

The reason it is not secret, WT, is that ACORN is so blatant about what they are doing! College students filmed "voter organizers" and got caught in the act! This is nothing new for Acorn, they have a reputation for it.

What's happening here is something we have never seen before: centrist Clinton Democrats and Republicans are working together to expose the DNC and Obama campaign's illegal activities and orchestrated, coordinated fraud. Both parties are working with federal agents to investigate ACORN, which has been funded with upwards of $800,000 in questionable donations from the Obama campaign in what appears to be the expressed and explicit direction to engineer voter fraud in the general election (I have not personally investigated this). The tactics being employed now in the 15 states currently under investigation are the VERY SAME TACTICS we saw on the ground in Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Nebraska, Indiana, and other states working for Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

And all of this ties back to Chicago.

Where the Obama campaign and DNC are now based.

Obama once worked for ACORN's Project Vote program as its director and trained ACORN volunteers in the early 1990's. Later, as an attorney, Obama had ACORN as a client. Obama successfully represented ACORN, joined by the federal government, in a suit to force Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter law, which Illinois Republicans feared could lead to voter fraud. ACORN's political action committee has endorsed Obama in his run for the White House.


Martha Dumas - 08:04am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#195 of 3115)
Since the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body (and vice versa), we now know that only left-handed people are truly in their right minds.

May I point out that ACORN officials themselves were the ones who discovered the fraudulent applications and fired the employees in question. Hardly the behavior I would expect from an organization trying to pull off widespread voter fraud. I would also point out that a 5-year investigation carried out by Bush's own Justice Department failed to substantiate any "organized effort to skew federal elections" as documented here:
www.nytimes.com/2007/04/12/washington/12fraud.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


Martha Dumas - 08:57am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#196 of 3115)
Since the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body (and vice versa), we now know that only left-handed people are truly in their right minds.

As far as why we need an organization like ACORN, I would say it's to counter situations like this:
www.nytimes.com/2008/10/09/us/politics/09voting.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
or this: www.philly.com/philly/hp/news_update/20081002_Vote-scam_fliers_target_black_neighborhoods.html


Fran Hinkel - 11:17am Oct 23, 2008 PST(#197 of 3115)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

Thanks for those links, Martha. I'm not quite sure what it has to do with Acorn going out on the streets to register voters fraudulently, but I appreciate hearing different opinions. My point was that we should not have to have people out there recruiting votes, on either side. Voting is a privilege and a duty. If you need someone to drag you there, maybe you should consider not voting.


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