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Old 10-21-2008, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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OK, I know I said I was going to vote with my family on Election day... but this morning I changed my mind.

Why? Well, to be honest, there were some pretty ugly posts on this forum last night that disturbed me. We talked about it in my Bible Study this morning, as well as all the other nasty things that have been happening. Then we decided to pray about it (the nastiness and the hatred that has happened lately). Then, after our meeting we began talking about it and we decided that action is a form of prayer.

The action we decided to take was to walk as a group from our church to the the polling site (about three blocks away). A bunch of ladies from an AA meeting in the church saw us, and joined in. Altogether we were a group of 40 or so little old ladies.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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So that's why I saw lotsa old people voting today--we went there in a bunch. 40 or so little old ladies.

I was so proud--I personally registered several of these ladies. They're mostly moms and grandmas, women who never bothered to vote because "politics is boring and I'm too busy raising a family to care." But this year we all walked there together and voted. And as each one of us walked out of the room and put the "I voted" sticker on, there was a feeling of pride.

When the last person finished we walked back to the church together, almost giddy. It's a beautiful fall day, and I feel more positive than I have for a long time.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Oh, by the way--saw a bunch of young people there too. I can't tell you how good that makes me feel. I've been so discouraged these last few elections that young people were losing interest. But not this year!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:45 AM
 
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Awww...that's such a sweet story!
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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That's great! I am very positive about the surge in voters this year.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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That's great! I am very positive about the surge in voters this year.
...Of young, idealistic, unreliable and probably not very patriotic voters.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Good for you normie!! Thanks for sharing the story.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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Snow birds...They vote as early as they can and catch the 10am to Lauderdale....they all be at the Denny's in Boca by 4PM to catch early bird special.

You won't see them again till March.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
 
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There it goes. The nice tone of the thread.
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Old 10-21-2008, 10:54 AM
 
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...Of young, idealistic, unreliable and probably not very patriotic voters.
Oh, so if the voters don't vote in accordance with your selection, they're "young, idealistic, unreliable and probably not very patriotic"? So I suppose only jaded, 50+ y/o flag pin wearers should be allowed to vote now???
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