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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    It was ordered to be covered
    Ya after a court order they kinda covered it. It really took a judge to figure that one out?



    The mural, positioned behind the voting machines, contains the words "change!" and "hope," along with a quote from the president and painting of him. Poll workers only covered up part of the mural, though, leaving the Obama campaign logo and other parts of the image visible, as well as the Obama quote.

    Poll workers claimed only the face had to be covered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Very OT - but i also had to share a conversation i had with my kids a few weeks ago about marriage equality. I know that those who oppose it won't care for the story, but since this isn't like facebook, i have to share it everyone.

    (For reference a Yes on 1 in Maine supports Same Sex Marriage).

    The kids were asking what all the Yes on 1 Signs meant. I explained to them that Question 1 on the ballot asks us if we think boys should be able to marry boys and girls should be able to marry girls. My son pipes up immediately thinking thats a great idea LOL.

    My 7 year old says to me "Are you going to vote Yes momma?"

    Me: Yep

    Son: Right, because you are already married and it doesn't matter to you, right mom?

    Me: Right!

    Son: But it might matter to one of us some day


    For the record, i never taught him that, he was not repeating anything i explicitly said to him. It made me teary eyed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Very OT - but i also had to share a conversation i had with my kids a few weeks ago about marriage equality. I know that those who oppose it won't care for the story, but since this isn't like facebook, i have to share it everyone.

    (For reference a Yes on 1 in Maine supports Same Sex Marriage).

    The kids were asking what all the Yes on 1 Signs meant. I explained to them that Question 1 on the ballot asks us if we think boys should be able to marry boys and girls should be able to marry girls. My son pipes up immediately thinking thats a great idea LOL.

    My 7 year old says to me "Are you going to vote Yes momma?"

    Me: Yep

    Son: Right, because you are already married and it doesn't matter to you, right mom?

    Me: Right!

    Son: But it might matter to one of us some day


    For the record, i never taught him that, he was not repeating anything i explicitly said to him. It made me teary eyed.
    Love this, and love the ways our kids pick up on stuff without us even really talking about it.

    This reminds me of a conversation I had this morning with T. I stopped at an ATM so I could get money to pay our daycare lady. First we talked about banks, and why it's easier to keep your money in a bank than stuffed under your mattress or something. And then, unprompted, T says "But it wouldn't be fair if one person had all the money in the world. That would be like cheating. It's better if we all have some money so we can spend it together." Income inequality, from the mouths of babes. (Trust me, Conservatives, I never sit around and talk politics with T. I talk about things like why it's important that we donate cans of food to charity every week -T's school has a weekly food drive all year long- so that people who don't have enough food can get food to eat, but I've never had anything close to a political conversation with him.)
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    Look at this picture of Romney from a Canadian news website today. Okay, I'm personally not his biggest fan but I don't think a worst picture could've been used. It's rain, but what it looks like is that even dandruff doesn't want to associate with him.

    President Romney? The view from Massachusetts - World - CBC News

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Ya after a court order they kinda covered it. It really took a judge to figure that one out?





    Read more: Philly poll workers partially cover Obama mural after court order, leaving logo and quote in view | Fox News
    It is pretty lame that the people working at the polls didn't think that it would be inappropriate to leave it up, or thought so but didn't care, or that whatever local authority was responsible of the task of ensuring that the polling place was non-partisan obviously failed.

    I also think its pretty lame that people are trying to make this out to be more than some very local and isolated individuals screwing things up.

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    Just thought I'd share....latest Diane Rehm show was about religion and politics and it was really fascinating. No matter what side you are on, because of the many many discussions we have here, i think you would all find this episode really interesting! It was not all one sided and had some great insight & perspective. She had guests from both the liberal and conservative side. If you have an hour of cleaning/cooking to do and what to listen, it really was a good one. I only heard the second half, will have to go back to hear the first.

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    Thanks! I'm just often amazed at how kids can be so innocent and wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post

    Foreign policy and relations with other nations is important. Like Kim said, our interests are and should be first as a nation but we can't ignore the fact that how other countries perceive our leaders isn't important.
    I was answering what I thought the point was. I do think it is important to have a good relationship with our allies. I very much do not agree with Obama's foreign policy, so I personally do not think Obama has our best interest at the front, however I can respect that it would talking point to have the support of other world leaders. If the shoe was on the other foot I am sure Romney supporters would be excited to have the support of other world leaders. I would guess Canada and other European countries who value a lot of the democratic platform such as universal healthcare and SSM would be in support of a Democrat president.


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    My hope today is that we can all remember that about 50% of the country will be very disappointed tonight (or tomorrow or whenever the official count is done) I also hope that the name calling that happened during the election is put to rest, after all I dont believe that people that vote for the other side are stupid, or anything else, I think they just have different perspectives on things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    It is pretty lame that the people working at the polls didn't think that it would be inappropriate to leave it up, or thought so but didn't care, or that whatever local authority was responsible of the task of ensuring that the polling place was non-partisan obviously failed.

    I also think its pretty lame that people are trying to make this out to be more than some very local and isolated individuals screwing things up.
    I was watching the news in the breakroom while I was eating my lunch, (and it was on Fox News...) and they said that this mural was in a school. Then the commentator said something like "Why on EARTH would they have a portrait of the president in a school?"

    I thought that was such an odd stance to take. Like it's just unthinkable to have a portrait of the current president in a school. Citizenship, anyone? I remember there being a picture of George Bush on the bulletin board in my 5th grade class along with pictures of other influential people and inspirational quotes. And why not, he was the President of the US at the time.

    I do agree that the local poll workers should have had the foresight to cover it up, but I don't see how it's controversial that there was a picture of the current president in a school in the first place.
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    Well Romney is going to win according to the Redkins rule so I'm not worried

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