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11-06-2012, 04:39 PM
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Well we don't talk about stuff like that at work normally. You just avoid talking about politics and religion.

Most people here if they like one political party just HATE the other political party. They usually don't look at individuals but at the political party.

I came across something today that said people of the same political party tend to be a lot more similar than people of similar races, incomes, education levels, etc. So maybe there's something to it.

What scares me is that politicians and political parties aren't dumb...they probably look to see what issues get people riled up and focus on them at the expense of meaningful ones. Like they frame the conversation and get us going to get votes. Kind of like trolling but on a larger scale.

Now I'm not cynical enough to believe that there's a huge conspiracy out there or that politicians keep us down so they can get votes (like some people think doctors want you to get sick so you buy medicine), but it's funny how I can talk to somebody perfectly fine and then someone brings up abortion and it goes to hell in a handbasket.

Like my girlfriend...we don't talk politics. Kind of weird, but we are kind of on different sides of the fence. We get along great otherwise, but if we talked politics, it would drive us apart.

Kind of an artificial division, right? But that keeps people interested. If you don't care about something, you don't care. But if someone can convince you it's life or death, or you get to pick a side, then you get invested. And some people get carried away with that.

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11-06-2012, 05:20 PM
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11-06-2012, 05:20 PM
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Well we don't talk about stuff like that at work normally. You just avoid talking about politics and religion.

Most people here if they like one political party just HATE the other political party. They usually don't look at individuals but at the political party.

I came across something today that said people of the same political party tend to be a lot more similar than people of similar races, incomes, education levels, etc. So maybe there's something to it.

What scares me is that politicians and political parties aren't dumb...they probably look to see what issues get people riled up and focus on them at the expense of meaningful ones. Like they frame the conversation and get us going to get votes. Kind of like trolling but on a larger scale.

Now I'm not cynical enough to believe that there's a huge conspiracy out there or that politicians keep us down so they can get votes (like some people think doctors want you to get sick so you buy medicine), but it's funny how I can talk to somebody perfectly fine and then someone brings up abortion and it goes to hell in a handbasket.

Like my girlfriend...we don't talk politics. Kind of weird, but we are kind of on different sides of the fence. We get along great otherwise, but if we talked politics, it would drive us apart.

Kind of an artificial division, right? But that keeps people interested. If you don't care about something, you don't care. But if someone can convince you it's life or death, or you get to pick a side, then you get invested. And some people get carried away with that.
I can't even begin to tell you how much sense that makes..

You pretty much summed it all up, I'm not big on the whole conspiracy ****. It's just a part of life.

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11-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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I voted around 1:30 today. The line was not long when I went in, but it was pretty long when I came out.

I also got a call from the North Dakota Democtratic Party this afternoon asking me if they could count on my vote for their various candidates. I told them no, they could not, because I live in Minnesota. The person who called me babbled incoherently for a moment and then apologized before hanging up.

You'd think the fact that my phone number begins with 218 instead of 701 would have been a clue. Morons.

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11-06-2012, 06:02 PM
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Would be hard to mix area codes up. Especially since ND has one.

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11-06-2012, 06:02 PM
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I'm heading to a Wolves game on Friday night. Anyone have any good suggestions for food within walking distance of the Target Center?

Edit: I should note that I am not old enough to drink.


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I'm heading to a Wolves game on Friday night. Anyone have any good suggestions for food within walking distance of the Target Center?
I usually head to Gluek's before Twins/Wolves games. Good beer, good food, and it's right across the street.

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11-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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Some people just aren't the brightest

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11-06-2012, 07:24 PM
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Some people just aren't the brightest
I wanted to reply with, "Maybe if this was Florida."

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11-06-2012, 07:25 PM
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I just checked the 2008 election results for here. Can't say I was disappointed.

Ok, back to the original topic.

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11-06-2012, 07:27 PM
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Why are politics so big in the states ?
I look at it this way....if you don't vote, you can't complain. And I like complaining.

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11-06-2012, 07:33 PM
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Voting is important.

Everybody should vote. I can't understand why some people refuse to vote.

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Me either. Especially if people die for me to do so.

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11-06-2012, 07:42 PM
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I'm 27 and have never voted before...

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Pretty much.

I was going to.

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11-06-2012, 07:49 PM
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Actually, any response from this thread will work. It always comes in handy. The gift that keeps on giving.

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Actually, any response from this thread will work. It always comes in handy. The gift that keeps on giving.

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I've voted once, didn't like it... Will probably do it again.

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11-06-2012, 08:22 PM
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Good.

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I'm 27 and have never voted before...
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