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The push to have everyone vote.

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October 29, 2020, 05:54 PM
cas
The push to have everyone vote.
Everyone and their brother is in on it. Organizations, businesses, sports teams, media outlets.. countless places. TV, radio and print adds telling people to vote.

NO!

If you need to be told to vote, you shouldn't be voting.


People shouldn't be voting for someone simple because they recognize the name from a sign they saw on the side of the road.


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October 29, 2020, 06:11 PM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by cas:
NO!


I was going to agree, but then I had to admit that I’d prefer that like-minded individuals, for example on the issue of gun rights infringements, vote even if they’re so stupid that they require reminding.

On the other hand, “I don’t care who you vote for, just vote,” is nothing more than a way of signaling how virtuous and civic-minded one is. Fact is, if you’re voting for the wrong person or thing, and especially if it’s only because you’re motivated by the “Just vote!” encouragement, then I hope you stay home watching the teevee.

Whenever I hear the “everyone’s opinion is equally valid” platitude, I’m reminded of an observation by Frank Salter in the magazine Skeptic:
“[A]ll sides to a scientific debate over theory cannot be equal, unless they are all wrong.”




To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine
October 29, 2020, 07:18 PM
joel9507
quote:
Originally posted by sigfreund:
an observation by Frank Salter in the magazine Skeptic:
“[A]ll sides to a scientific debate over theory cannot be equal, unless they are all wrong.”

That's the key difference between science and economics, because no economist is ever wrong. Wink
October 29, 2020, 09:03 PM
Aquabird
Well, they are worried that if nobody is interested in going to a Biden "rally" then why would they waste part of their day to go vote for him.
You are right, if you have to be told...

Lots of people have no idea what is at stake.

I know some people who tell me that God will take care of all that.
I tell them, God takes care of those who take care of themselves. Does he give you a pay check?

No, he may give you the smarts to learn a career or the ability to do lots of skills. But you have to hone those skills and put them to work and seek out employment and be a good employee to keep your job.
You have to put the effort in.


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October 29, 2020, 10:03 PM
Rey HRH
They're playing the odds. There are more democrats than Republicans. So the more people they can get to vote, the more the election will lean democrat.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
October 29, 2020, 10:32 PM
Orguss
I'm just praying that this same fervent call to vote is happening in swing states and in favor of President Trump.



"I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet raised to an alarming extent by Hollywood and Madison Avenue, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak!" - Calvin, "Calvin & Hobbes"
October 30, 2020, 03:11 AM
berto
They care only if you vote the correct way. Make no mistake, the push is to influence the outcome through increasing turnout they believe is favorable to their side.
October 30, 2020, 09:37 AM
Haveme1or2
Yeah gotta pull the roaches out of the wood work to put together a majority.....
Those that were on the media screaming "we won't have to worry about our rent and electric bills" when obummer got elected.
Face it folks...the not haves are growing and they have nothing to lose....
October 30, 2020, 10:42 AM
OKCGene
Is to some extent a way to stuff the ballot box, by whatever means, with the excuse urging of more people to vote.
October 30, 2020, 11:07 AM
az4783054
Common sense can't be taught, it should be innate.
October 31, 2020, 09:38 AM
patw
I think we need an IQ test in order to vote. Some of the idiots who are voting have no idea who stands where or on what.
October 31, 2020, 01:39 PM
.38supersig
^^^ No democrat would let that one go through.



My other Sig is a Steyr...
October 31, 2020, 01:58 PM
ZSMICHAEL
quote:
I think we need an IQ test in order to vote. Some of the idiots who are voting have no idea who stands where or on what.

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Civil rights movement put that idea to rest.

Even Harvard Students Failed the 1964 Louisiana Literacy Test
Designed to keep black people in the South from voting, a video experiment reiterates just how absurd the exam really was.


LINK: https://www.bostonmagazine.com...siana-literacy-test/
October 31, 2020, 03:27 PM
Fredward
I've reminded all my friends on the "other side" to vote on November 5th.
October 31, 2020, 03:35 PM
sigfreund
quote:
Originally posted by Fredward:
I've reminded all my friends on the "other side" to vote on November 5th.


Heck, that may be possible some places.




To argue with a man who has renounced his reason is like giving medicine to the dead.
— Thomas Paine
November 01, 2020, 08:35 AM
bobandmikako
quote:
Originally posted by cas:
Everyone and their brother is in on it. Organizations, businesses, sports teams, media outlets.. countless places. TV, radio and print adds telling people to vote.

NO!

If you need to be told to vote, you shouldn't be voting.


People shouldn't be voting for someone simple because they recognize the name from a sign they saw on the side of the road.


Along the same lines, if you're too stupid or lazy to figure out how to get yourself a valid government-issued photo ID and register, then you shouldn't be voting.



十人十色
November 01, 2020, 11:51 PM
Lefty Sig
Fucking TINDER is telling me to vote. There is a checklist to register, and then vote, and a list of polling places in my district, and maps to get there.

I hope you appreciate the irony. My polling place didn't have any hookup-worthy chicks. Well, not for someone less than 70.

Even my employer is telling me to vote, and they have partnered with "Turbo Vote" or whatever that is. I registered 20 years ago and haven't moved so I don't need to re-register.

Almost everyone that is "getting out the vote" is a commie wanting you to vote for commies. Conservatives don't need this shit.
November 02, 2020, 08:24 AM
ZSMICHAEL
quote:
Fucking TINDER is telling me to vote

^^^^^^^
Swipe left for Biden, RIght for Trump??
November 04, 2020, 09:58 PM
FN in MT
The more voters, the more ballots, easier for the demos to cheat.
November 05, 2020, 12:02 AM
oldbill123
quote:
Originally posted by Aquabird:
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I know some people who tell me that God will take care of all that.


I am afraid it is old testament GOD that will take care of it. USA hasn't been the most pious