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Election Day

11/06/06 | by [mail] | Categories: culture/news

The polls will be opening up in just over 12 hours. I hope everyone remembers to vote tomorrow. I want to specifically mention the Missouri race for US Senate. Very often it feels like one vote doesn't make much difference, but this is turning into a very close race. It's the closest of all the Senate races this year and it may end up deciding which party controls the Senate for the next two years. That means that your vote in this race is very important. And not just in the sense that every vote in every race is important.

Part of what makes Missouri politics so interesting is that we have a healthy population of independent voters. If anyone is still not sure about this race, allow me to make one final plea. Even if you don't feel strongly about either candidate, you can probably agree that we could use some more Congressional oversight in Washington. The Constitution gives Congress the very important duty of checking the power of the executive branch. When they fail at that task the nation can begin down a very dark path. I could throw out some scary words here, but there's no need. I'm sure you understand that a balance of power can be a very good thing. If only for this reason, I hope you'll consider voting for Claire McCaskill. There are lots of other reasons that I think she'll be a good Senator, but I thought that one might appeal to independent voters in particular.

And don't feel bad about Jim Talent being out of work. I'm sure that he'll get offered a high-paying job with his old lobbying firm, Arent-Fox, or with one of the oil or pharmaceutical companies that he's been so supportive of.

Sorry, I couldn't resist that one. Happy democracy, everyone.



I am considering it, voting for Clair, but I am still on the fence. If I can’t get off the fence by tomorrow afternoon, I will vote for the Libertarian in that race.

What is your position on Amendment 2? I think I am going to vote for it. I see potential for harm, but also a lot of proactive deterants for harm. My idea is that if abuse starts to happen, make some new laws that cover it.

[Member]  http://hundiejo.com11/07/06 @ 01:42

Henry…vote for McCaskill!!!!!

Are you seriously thinking about it? Your vote matters in MO, vote for Claire!

dave [Visitor]  http://www.mindfulmission.com11/07/06 @ 14:56

Amendment 2 allows for “including somatic cell nuclear transfer to produce human embryos for stem cell production.”

When does a life begin?
Why do some people think that if we throw money at research, that we will get results?

Why doesn’t the MSM report that Adult Stem Cells work better, have more results?


Jeremy [Visitor]  http://prudence.wordpress.com11/28/06 @ 14:37

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