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Old 10-15-2008, 05:02 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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MODERATOR: Off topic, off topic...sorry, we are not debating gay genes or religion here. Back to Act 1. Please.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:33 AM
 
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Call me niave but though I do think those behind the issue are right wingers, I do not believe that is the reason they want the issue on the ballot. They are not saying vote for this issue and vote republican or democrat...I see them 2 different ways. I am voting one way on the issue, the other for President, I am sure many will do exactly that, or I hope they will. Again, this is my take on the issue, many will differ...

Nita
OK, fair enough. To me, though, it's odd that this 'Family' organization brings these things up during Presidential election years rather than off-years. If this is such a pressing issue, why wasn't it on the ballot along with the governor's race two years ago? If the amendment banning gay marriage was so pressing, why wasn't it on the ballot in 2002 (a non-presidential election year), rather than 2004 (a presidential election year)? Right-wing groups in other states have followed this exact same path for the exact same reason. These things are typically not coincidental.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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OK, fair enough. To me, though, it's odd that this 'Family' organization brings these things up during Presidential election years rather than off-years. If this is such a pressing issue, why wasn't it on the ballot along with the governor's race two years ago? If the amendment banning gay marriage was so pressing, why wasn't it on the ballot in 2002 (a non-presidential election year), rather than 2004 (a presidential election year)? Right-wing groups in other states have followed this exact same path for the exact same reason. These things are typically not coincidental.
could it have to do with voter turnout overall and the interest in the campaign during Presidentaul election years? I don't know, but that might be the reason. It does seem like there are always more issues to be voted on during the presidental election years..

Nita
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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I say toss it because it is cruel to the children. You don't have to like gay people but please let those foster kids have a home.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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So, who here thinks it will pass?
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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So, who here thinks it will pass?
not me...even my hubby who thought he would vote for it has about changed his mind....

Nita
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:41 AM
 
Location: The Rock!
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I do not think it will pass. I also do not think the lottery will pass.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:58 AM
 
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I also do not think the lottery will pass.
Hmmmmmm........I'll lay 5 usenet dollars that it will.
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hmmmmmm........I'll lay 5 usenet dollars that it will.
rog, I would bet even more. I will be quite surprised if it doesn't pass.

NIta
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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rog, I would bet even more. I will be quite surprised if it doesn't pass.

NIta
I'm not putting ANY money on anything!! (which should probably give you an indication of how much I'd actually play the lottery if DOES pass...)
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