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    It just could be that the Citizens of Seattle have had enough of "Mayor Quimby" (as Radio Host Dori Monson calls him).

    Seems like mayor "Small Change" is running third in an election where only the top two vote-getters make it to the General Election. Could this be a sign of better things to come as we approach the "Mid-Term Elections where 1/3 of the Senate and all of the House of Representatives are up for re-election? One can only hope.



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    The margin is very close on the three, it can still go either way.

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    Seattle has a history with recounts in close elections.

    It could be that enough votes mysteriously materialize for the slimeball to skate past the primaries.
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    Dave_pro2a wrote:
    Seattle has a history with recounts in close elections.

    It could be that enough votes mysteriously materialize for the slimeball to skate past the primaries.
    Usually, recounts are to determine a final winner. In this case it is only a primary to determine who makes it to the final ballot in November. IIRC, a recount under WA State election rules requires that the margin be less than 1/10 of 1% in order to trigger an automatic recount. Of course one could PAY for a recount but based on latest count information from this evening's news, the gap is widening between Nickels and the "Top Two".

    Like I said in opening my original post, there just might be hope for Seattle.

    On a related note, everyone should remember that next year, 2010, ALL of the House of Representatives is up for re-election/election as well as 1/3 of the Senate. With the economy in the toilet it sure would be a good time to make some wholesale changes. Maybe some of those that have been ignoring politics all these recent years because they've had it pretty good will start paying attention to those who have been responsible for the record down-turn in the economy. In case anyone wasn't watching, Congress changed hands two years before Obama came to office. Nobody to blame but the current party in power.

    Time to vote out the Barny "Elmer Fudd" Franks and Harry "Undertaker" Reid.

    On one thing I do agree with Obama. It IS time for CHANGE.
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    Dave_pro2a wrote:
    Seattle has a history with recounts in close elections.

    It could be that enough votes mysteriously materialize for the slimeball to skate past the primaries.
    The graveyard vote usually doesn't come in 'til late...

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    Well I best get started on registering to be a Washington voter.

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    I would love to see a real conservative elected into Washington's Senate & Congress, & I'd especially love to see a conservative elected as the mayor of Seattle! The Lib's would go nuts! <--- insert evil diabolical laught here.

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    Dave_pro2a wrote:
    Seattle has a history with recounts in close elections.*

    It could be that enough votes mysteriously materialize for the slimeball to skate past the primaries.
    What do you wanna bet any recount would contain MANY democrat party affiliations. Not to mention the underage, felon, the "me no speaka da english", and my personal favorite. . .the dead vote.

    Remember the Rossi re count? Supposedly there were something like 105 or 134 votes for that bitch so she won. Man parts of this country are really starting to suck.

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    2ndAmendmentDefender wrote:
    I would love to see a real conservative elected into Washington's Senate & Congress, & I'd especially love to see a conservative elected as the mayor of Seattle! The Lib's would go nuts! <--- insert evil diabolical laught here.
    I never want a "real" conservative elected anywhere.

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    amlevin wrote:
    In case anyone wasn't watching, Congress changed hands two years before Obama came to office. Nobody to blame but the current party in power.
    Too bad most people weren't watching because they were focused on Bush. Sadly in 2010 they will still be focused on Bush. Because you know a President can ruin the country even if the opposite party controls the senate. Libs really need to suck it up and stop blaming Bush for the lack of action on the Democrats part.

    Also, how has Nickles been mayor for so long. I thought everyone there hated him.

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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    2ndAmendmentDefender wrote:
    I would love to see a real conservative elected into Washington's Senate & Congress, & I'd especially love to see a conservative elected as the mayor of Seattle! The Lib's would go nuts! <--- insert evil diabolical laught here.
    I never want a "real" conservative elected anywhere.
    Wouldn't it depend on what the definition of a "real" conservative is? IMO, a "real" conservative would understand that "rights" end at arms length - so you'd get a guy who hated gun control but supported abortion - pushed gay rights but didn't believe in NHC - would legalize pot but supported the death penalty. He'd limit spending, but wouldn't cut taxes until the debt was paid.

    The guy wouldn't make it to the primary.

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    The Bob Rivers Show on KZOk had a interesting interview with Nickles this morning...

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    5 pennies has fallen further behind in the polls and has called a press conference for 10 this morning.
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    McChuckles conceeded !!!! Woo hoo !:celebrate



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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    Well I best get started on registering to be a Washington voter.
    Does that mean you haven't voted?:X

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    Squeak wrote:
    FunkTrooper wrote:
    Well I best get started on registering to be a Washington voter.
    Does that mean you haven't voted?:X
    Yep, not once in my life.

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    People that do not vote do not have the right to whine, gripe, or otherwise fuss about who is in office or what laws should or could be enacted. A non-voter is either a solution to the problem or part of the problem. They want the rights but are too lazy to do their part in getting them. They will 'go along with the crowd' but won't stand up for what is right or legal. Don't stick your neck out too far, you may have to make a decision.

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    Do we know where the two current runners stand on gun rights, 2-A, OC etc. ?

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    Squeak wrote:
    People that do not vote do not have the right to whine, gripe, or otherwise fuss about who is in office or what laws should or could be enacted. A non-voter is either a solution to the problem or part of the problem. They want the rights but are too lazy to do their part in getting them. They will 'go along with the crowd' but won't stand up for what is right or legal. Don't stick your neck out too far, you may have to make a decision.
    I understand your viewpoint, but would have to disagree a little. There are some who have never voted for religious reasons. Then those like myself, who have always been dissatisfied with a system that has never given me someone I would want to vote for? Now Ron Paul almost changed my mind, if more like him start running, especially locally, I might vote.




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    Squeak wrote:
    People that do not vote do not have the right to whine, gripe, or otherwise fuss about who is in office or what laws should or could be enacted. A non-voter is either a solution to the problem or part of the problem. They want the rights but are too lazy to do their part in getting them. They will 'go along with the crowd' but won't stand up for what is right or legal. Don't stick your neck out too far, you may have to make a decision.


    Answer me this:

    Why should I vote and lend ANY credibility to someone else's claim of authority over my life?

    See... you've got it all turned around. Those who DO vote (participate) implicitly acquiesce to live under someone else's authority, so they have no right to piss-n-moan about who that person or group is or what they do. They agreed to the rules of the game when they stepped up to play knowing full well they may lose.

    Those of us who choose freedom turn our backs on these alleged 'rulers'...we shun that game. Ergo, when they try to exert authority we do not recognize, we have every right to complain... more right than those who chose to play their game do.

    As for being too lazy, or not being willing to take a stand for what's right, I challenge you to do the same as we shunners. I daresay it's a lot easier to 'go along to get along' than it is to take the principaled stand that myself and others have and say "NO! You're not the boss of me."

    Participating in the system in order 'to get those rights' is just another way of saying 'hire some thugs to enforce my will'. Thanks.. I'll pass. I just want to be left alone, and I strive to do the same for and towards my fellow humans.

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    Squeak wrote:
    People that do not vote do not have the right to whine, gripe, or otherwise fuss about who is in office or what laws should or could be enacted. A non-voter is either a solution to the problem or part of the problem. They want the rights but are too lazy to do their part in getting them. They will 'go along with the crowd' but won't stand up for what is right or legal. Don't stick your neck out too far, you may have to make a decision.
    I might agree with your sentiment, however it's rare that I've seen a candidate that truly represented my interests - see my post above. For example, in the last election my wife and I both voted - we returned blank ballots. There wasn't a single candidate in any of the four races that we felt would represent us - even remotely. So we voted by not voting.

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    Squeak wrote:
    People that do not vote do not have the right to whine, gripe, or otherwise fuss about who is in office or what laws should or could be enacted. A non-voter is either a solution to the problem or part of the problem. They want the rights but are too lazy to do their part in getting them. They will 'go along with the crowd' but won't stand up for what is right or legal. Don't stick your neck out too far, you may have to make a decision.
    I'm sorry but I disagree I have rights because I was born and have rights just like the everyone in the rest of the world, saying that voting for someone is what gets you rights is giving someone too much power over you.

    I'm really glad I didn't vote in the last presidential election because my vote would have gone to McCain, but if I could do it again I would vote for Ron Paul or do you think voting for third parties defeats the purpose of voting?

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    Not voting defeats the purpose of voting.

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    Well, growing up I was lead to believe you either vote republican or democrat and still thought this way when our messiah was elected. In the last year I've learned more about me and the world than I ever did in public school. If you think your voting for a republican makes a difference over a democrat look at what both parties do, they increase there own power while turning citizens into subjects.

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