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post #1 of 28
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It seemed like such a good plan.

Jackson Hole is kind of a sleepy place this time of year, so I figured I would vote right as the polls opened and get on with my day. It's a bright, beautiful morning and there's more snow on the mountains for early November than there's been in decades. I was in a great mood as I was driving to the Wilson Fire Station, which is where I vote. The sun was just lighting up the snow on the peaks, it was bue-tee-full.

When I got about a quarter of a mile away, I suddenly realized the fatal flaw in my plan. Wilson, WY, just happens to be Dick Cheney's voting site as well.

The place was swamped with media trucks and reporters and cameras and county police and highway patrolmen and big guys with sunglasses (it was barely light out) and wires sticking out of their ears. An utter madhouse.

Well, I did finally make it through the throng and exercised my right to vote.

I hope all of you do, too.

Bob

And boy do I sypathize with all you residents of "battleground states".
post #2 of 28
Did you see Mr. Vader hisself? I hope he enjoyed his little vacation in Hawaii -- quite a contrast though I doubt he had time ot spend at the beach.
post #3 of 28
Hm, Vader....very apt indeed. I was thinking about going to Hawaii over the new year. Now, I have to give it a six-month period for the stench to go away. Such a beautiful place too. Why couldn't he stay in the midwest or south....
post #4 of 28
Got to the polls at 7am CST and waded thru the torrential downpour (I wish it were snow ) and then WAITED in a gawd awful line for 30 minutes, but the deed is done. My sister, who lives in Atlanta, says the wait is hours and hours upon end. I think this is the most turnout I have ever seen. Hope it holds up!

__________

"To be is to ski, the Rockies, of course!"
post #5 of 28
The best part of all this will be Network TV tonight, when you skip between networks to see how they skirt the issue of declaring the winner.

This is going to be very interesting.
post #6 of 28
Lines are a couple hours long in the DC metro area. I thought I was jumping the gun getting there right at 6 AM... nope, there was already over 150 each in a double line. Get out there and vote!
post #7 of 28
So I wonder who Chaney voted for? Bob did you nullify his vote? Wow it's nice to see such a big turnout. I was up early and even here in Park City there was a small line. after i voted i drove up to The siver lake area of Deer Vally. There had to be at least a dozen skiers in Tele gear and AT gear skiining up or making turns. I just have to get my aT gear and soon. It is such a beautiful day. a perfect bluebird morning.
post #8 of 28

Dick and the movies

I, my wife, and Dick Cheney all attended "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" together in Jackson a few years back. I said "Hi" when he walked past.

I should have tripped him.

My daughter voted early in Denver last Friday. Took 3 hours.

I vote for more snow to fall in Utah by tomorrow afternoon. I suggest that all you Utahnites join with me in voting for Initiative 1 and against Amendment 3.
post #9 of 28
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Originally Posted by Utah49
So I wonder who Chaney voted for?
I think in the quiet of the voting booth he reflected and pulled the cord for Kerry. He'll get to spend more time in WY.

Remember what someone said to Hoover in 1932?

"Why don't you vote for Roosevelt and make it unanimous?"
post #10 of 28
Thread Starter 
Ahhhh.... you guys are great.

Yes, Utah49, I did nullify the Vee Pee's vote.

There was a cool article in the local paper last week. The main barbershop in town does a straw poll every presidential election and they've NEVER been wrong. In Teton County, registered Republicans outnumber registered Democrats by over three to one.

Kerry won the straw poll.

Bob

That makes *two* times (one for real, one for fun) in the last week I've had the opportunity to vote against Bush.
post #11 of 28
Bob, was that you in the crutches standing in fromt of the Veep? Looks like a real ski town there...
post #12 of 28
In VA the wait was a little over a hour...much better turn out than in the past...
post #13 of 28
today is celibacy day for me. No Dick, No Bush.
post #14 of 28
Bill I'm with you on your votes up with 1, down with 3 and yes to more snow!
post #15 of 28
It is gray and rainy today in upstate NY. We're not a swing state, but I was so happy to see the lines for the polls, I rounded up all the umbrellas I could find and took them downtown. I just asked folks to pass 'em on after they vote. Anything to make this happen...
post #16 of 28

3 words...

Flush the Johns!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #17 of 28
They would still smell better than the shrub and his henchmen.
post #18 of 28
I trust Bush more than I do Kerry and Edwards. That being said......
post #19 of 28
See, the problem is that EVERYONE though that they would "beat the crowds" and vote first thing in the morning. I voted (I'm also in NoVA) at 3:30 this afternoon, and I waited exactly ZERO seconds in line! From the time I parked my car at the high school, until the time I was driving away, was probably 4-5 minutes.

Oh, by the way, I voted for the winner!

I also have a winning lotto ticket for next week's lotto, that I will sell for $100.
post #20 of 28
John H--you seem to be the sunny sort of fellow that I want to ski with. Do you time your vacations to ski powder the day the storm blows through?
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bill Emmett
I vote for more snow to fall in Utah by tomorrow afternoon. I suggest that all you Utahnites join with me in voting for Initiative 1 and against Amendment 3.
Sadly we failed on all accounts there Bill. Funny how we could care less about the enviroment but make sure that the title of "marriage" is so nobly defended. I am a little dissappointed in all the elections, local and national. My first time voting and I think I only predicted about 3 outcomes. Yay for utah!
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Duke
Sadly we failed on all accounts there Bill. Funny how we could care less about the enviroment but make sure that the title of "marriage" is so nobly defended. I am a little dissappointed in all the elections, local and national. My first time voting and I think I only predicted about 3 outcomes. Yay for utah!
I feel your pain Duke. I've been at this political masochism for a long time. But I've found that regardless the outcome, a good season on the slopes seems to make all things better.

I guess real pain is cheering for the Cubs while living in Utah.
post #23 of 28
Well I expect all of the wrong decisions to be made in Utah, but unfortunately the disease seems to be catching nationally. Oy vey!

I hope that Bush will genuinely try to reach out, but his track record ain't good. I'm preparing for "four more years" of small-mindedness, self-righteousness and greed.

The only bright spot is that ski season is starting up.
post #24 of 28

Patriots In Wyoming!

Bob, you guys in Teton county are heroes! As far as I can tell, it is the only county in WY that went for Kerry. Now I can feel even better when I visit!

Seems like Cheney not taking his "home" county shoulda been worth a national story or two!

Certified results:

http://www.tetonwyo.org/cc/docs/2004GenElection.htm
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by spindrift
Bob, you guys in Teton county are heroes! As far as I can tell, it is the only county in WY that went for Kerry. Now I can feel even better when I visit!

Seems like Cheney not taking his "home" county shoulda been worth a national story or two!

Certified results:

http://www.tetonwyo.org/cc/docs/2004GenElection.htm
In an election that gave a liberal Democrat VERY little to feel good about, I at least take heart in the fact that we denied him his home county. It ain't much and it's going to be a long four years, but at least it's something.

Bob

Barack Obama in 2008!
post #26 of 28
no i did not
post #27 of 28
My reaction can be summed up in two words: God grief!!!!!! :
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by sno'more
John H--you seem to be the sunny sort of fellow that I want to ski with. Do you time your vacations to ski powder the day the storm blows through?
Absolutely!!!!!

I've had average luck on my vacations. I had one week in Whistler what was all fog, with about 2" of snow all week. Then, I went back the next year and got between 8" and 18" EVERY day!!!
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