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News & For Sale “When Reality is Even More Tasteless Than Crappy Internet Humor” by m1cnBot

 
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m1cnBot 14 years ago on 11/02/04

Story Originally Posted By: John Booty

Somebody complained about the "vomiting on Republicans" portion of my previous post. While that was admittedly pretty tasteless, I love it when reality proves to be far weirder than fiction.

After making that "drunken voting" post, I went to my local voting place, which is inside a Catholic church and elementary school. Hanging over the voting machines were hundreds of signs handwritten by children, with slogans like "ELECTION 2004 PLEASE NO MORE DEAD BABIES". The signs were actually visible from within the voting booths and were hanging about a foot from my head while I was casting my vote.

Uhhhhh, what the hell?

I found that pretty offensive on a couple of levels separate from my obvious partisan bias. First, I don't think that kind of thing belongs anywhere near a voting booth no matter which side it supports. Second, no child sits down and writes something like that on their own. Obviously, adults directed the children to write them as a sneaky form of political propaganda aimed at voters since political signs written by adults would not be tolerated within a voting booth. Nice to know that certain groups have no problem exploiting children to get their message across. What a democracy!

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Dwarf Rampage 14 years ago on 11/02/04
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That is just fucking crazy. Did you mention it to anyone at the church/school?
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Ratnax 14 years ago on 11/02/04
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Let's see Booty's partisanship :D.

Did you think that the sign was indicating that dead babies=war in Iraq (meaning no more Bush)

or did you think the sign meant that dead babies=abortion (meaning no more Kerry)?
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Ratnax 14 years ago on 11/03/04
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<<1. It seems odd to protest "dead babies" in Iraq when people of all ages are/were getting killed. Protesting "dead babies" in Iraq makes about as much sense as protesting "dead 18-24 year olds" in Iraq. >>

Which is exactly what I thought when in Michael Moore's System of a Down video from a few years back against the Iraq war used footage of a woman saying "I don't understand how we are going to establish peace in Iraq from bombing children".
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breakaway_republic 14 years ago on 11/03/04
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"<<Protesting "dead babies" in Iraq makes about as much sense as protesting "dead 18-24 year olds" in Iraq. >> "

Well, using that line of resoning, those aforementioned dead 18-24 year olds are somebody's babies.

My sister (who's to the left of the Green Party) commented that her polling station in NYC was tastefully decorated with prominently displayed Abu Grahib-themed artwork. But I'm sure that breech of electoral etiquite is justified...it's all those evil right-wingers who have to pay.

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