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Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #350 on: November 12, 2012, 01:05:39 PM »
Yes this is so true when you pick up the phone and you hear that Obama is the devil from a robot..... It is well a good test of how patient you are heheh.

I was getting them from both sides.. at one point I had FIFTEENTH in a day.. started at 8 am with a wakeup from 'Cherry' for the GOP.. then Huckabe, Ryan, Romney, 'Candy', 2 from the Dems,  John McCain (boy did they castrate him..), two more from GOP girls with stripper names, a live call from the DEMs.. (they were polite when I started swearing at them..promised to take my name off.. never heard from them), 2 live calls from the GOP (they hung up on me in mid rant first time, promised 2nd time to pull my name), 2 from Crossroads, and ANOTHER Live call from the GOP. AT 10 PM!


Offline pyrostinger

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #351 on: November 12, 2012, 01:08:34 PM »
...Damn.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #352 on: November 12, 2012, 01:28:17 PM »
'Strippers for Mitt'?  Now I'm thinking I missed out...  O_o

Offline sirtree

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #353 on: November 12, 2012, 01:39:24 PM »
To be honest I live in a more conservative area so I got more attack Obama and such but it was insane and it nearly made me throw my phone at the dam wall here I am studying bank balance sheets and I hear some punk robot talking to me urg.

Offline Serephino

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #354 on: November 12, 2012, 02:27:00 PM »
Luckily, I only got two calls.  One was live asking me to support Obama.  The other was a robocall with a message from Bill Clinton.  The Republicans left me alone.

Offline StattickTopic starter

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #355 on: November 12, 2012, 02:34:26 PM »
'Strippers for Mitt'?  Now I'm thinking I missed out...  O_o

Why do you think he needs all those women in binders?

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #356 on: November 12, 2012, 02:46:09 PM »
Why do you think he needs all those women in binders?

*chokes on her iced tea* 

That seriously made me laugh out loud. 

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #357 on: November 12, 2012, 03:13:50 PM »
'Strippers for Mitt'?  Now I'm thinking I missed out...  O_o

That made my day.It wouldn't surprise me if they found one of those one of these days.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #358 on: November 12, 2012, 04:55:06 PM »
'Strippers for Mitt'?  Now I'm thinking I missed out...  O_o

Sorta like this.. I started noticing a trend in the women's names on the calls like .. Stella, Candy, Carli, Dana and so on.. so I made the joke to a friend of  mine.. they cracked up

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #359 on: November 21, 2012, 10:25:22 AM »
And now, in what would probably be the final, ironic coda for this election:

Poetic justice: Romney likely to finish at 47 percent


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When all the votes are counted, could Mitt Romney really end up achieving perfect poetic justice by finishing with 47 percent of the national vote? Yup. Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report says new votes in from Maryland put Romney at 47.56 percent. He predicts with certainty that with all of New York and California counted, Romney will end up below 47.5 percent of the vote.

Maybe he was right about 'not having to worry about 47% of the voters'.

Offline Vekseid

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #360 on: November 21, 2012, 11:41:25 AM »

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #361 on: November 21, 2012, 12:41:54 PM »
Wait are they still counting? :o

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #362 on: November 21, 2012, 12:43:13 PM »
Yes, the absentee and paper ballots take longer to process.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #363 on: November 21, 2012, 07:59:28 PM »
Yes this is so true when you pick up the phone and you hear that Obama is the devil from a robot..... It is well a good test of how patient you are heheh.

Seriously a robot (or a taped auto-call machine)? They should have had it in a Borg voice.  :D Now that's one bit of electioneering we're not getting here any time soon.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #364 on: November 23, 2012, 10:17:09 PM »
Some people are attempting to spread ideology over the phone?Oh joy.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #365 on: November 24, 2012, 09:19:33 AM »
It's called telemarketing.  Charities and political organizations are immune to the Do Not Call list.  Usually the weeks before the election, every registered voter gets called up by the various teams trying to 'get the vote out'.

I have never been more glad to be cell-phone only.

Offline LunarSage

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #366 on: November 24, 2012, 09:28:02 AM »
Which is funny, because bugging me by calling me at a really inopportune time is -not- the way to get my vote.   -_-

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #367 on: November 24, 2012, 09:28:38 AM »
Which is funny, because bugging me by calling me at a really inopportune time is -not- the way to get my vote.   -_-

Yup :D

Offline Skynet

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #368 on: November 24, 2012, 12:00:01 PM »
Seriously a robot (or a taped auto-call machine)? They should have had it in a Borg voice.  :D Now that's one bit of electioneering we're not getting here any time soon.

You must join the Borg.  Resistance is futile.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #369 on: November 24, 2012, 12:54:28 PM »
What surprised me is there are STILL attack ads being run on some stations.. I was having thanksgiving dinner with a friend and we saw a crossroads ad on TV...

Offline Marikir

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #370 on: November 24, 2012, 01:11:10 PM »
Welcome to the world of the permanent election cycle.  Enjoy your stay, citizen. 

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #371 on: November 24, 2012, 01:18:26 PM »
What surprised me is there are STILL attack ads being run on some stations.. I was having thanksgiving dinner with a friend and we saw a crossroads ad on TV...

I've heard about that and I'm just sick of those damned commercials in general.I swear there should be some form of legislation banning them from doing that after an election.

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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #372 on: November 24, 2012, 02:43:53 PM »
It's called telemarketing.  Charities and political organizations are immune to the Do Not Call list.  Usually the weeks before the election, every registered voter gets called up by the various teams trying to 'get the vote out'.

I have never been more glad to be cell-phone only.

Reading those posts by you, sirtree and Callie before, at first I thought it was an actual robot doing the talking - or at least, some fully pre-recorded message/s being played up from a machine that was running through an automated list of phone numbers, the kind of list that telemarketers have as a baseline tool. Like ELIZA doing election peptalk...a rather strange proposition!
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Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #373 on: November 24, 2012, 03:16:27 PM »
What irritates me the most about that is that they don't have the guts to get an actual person to tell you this stuff.

Offline MasterMischief

Re: The Election Thread
« Reply #374 on: November 24, 2012, 03:56:09 PM »
I've heard about that and I'm just sick of those damned commercials in general.I swear there should be some form of legislation banning them from doing that after an election.

Advertisements are people too.  First Amendment!  First Amendment!

Why do you hate the Constitution?

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