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November 8th, 2011


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08:35 pm - Excellent election news
There were no elections in Portland today, but it looks to be a very good day in other parts of the US. In Mississippi, the insane personhood for blastocysts amendment failed, with 55% of people voting against it.

Also, in Ohio Issue 2, the ballot measure to vote on the horrific anti-public employee union bill failed to pass, meaning that the law pass by the Republican-controlled Ohio state government has been overturned. It looks like the tea-baggers' brief heyday is over. Hopefully, next year we'll see them turned out of local and federal office.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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From:ladyjestyr
Date:November 9th, 2011 05:11 am (UTC)
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I'm still somewhat frightened that apparently 45% of voters voted for the Personhood amendment. That's kind of horrifying.
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From:heron61
Date:November 9th, 2011 05:13 am (UTC)
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I completely agree. Mississippi is one of the poorest, least educated, and most conservative states in the US, but that's still far too many people voting for something quite that scary and that idiotic.
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From:antayla
Date:November 9th, 2011 06:28 am (UTC)
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Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
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From:andrewducker
Date:November 9th, 2011 08:09 am (UTC)
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Yeah, a 2.6% swing and it would have gone the other way. Faaar too close.
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From:heron61
Date:November 9th, 2011 10:55 am (UTC)
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There are definitely times when I wish that instead of the Civil War, Lincoln had just let the South secede, then the rest of the US wouldn't have to deal with those states. If the South wished to do so now, I'd strongly support it.
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From:andrewducker
Date:November 9th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
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I do sometimes think that because the USA is so big it polarises more, particularly around certain issues. If they weren't hot button topics then it would be easier to move the debate forward.
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:November 10th, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
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Good idea. Can we please give Texas and Arizona back to Mexico while we're at it? As long as we get to keep California, of course.
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From:mlerules
Date:November 9th, 2011 07:28 am (UTC)
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Hopefully, next year we'll see them turned out of local and federal office.

*x-ing fingers*
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From:innocent_man
Date:November 9th, 2011 02:17 pm (UTC)
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Seconded. And I live in Ohio, so this was kind of a nail-biter for me.
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From:kitten_goddess
Date:November 9th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
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Thank the gods! And the American people for coming to their senses!

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