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Election Day 2012


As Hurricane Sandy approaches the NE and all sorts of dire predictions as to the storm's impact are being discussed, I recalled something I read way back in January of this year:

Mercury Retrograde on Election Day
If you thought the 2010 election was crazy, and if you’ve been following the race for the Republican primary this year, just wait for the actual 2012 election. We live in an era when voter rights are being systematically narrowed down (for students, the elderly and the poor). The 2010 Citizens’ United case has opened the floodgates to politics being a wholly owned subsidiary of corporate America. During the past six months we have been treated to a slate of candidates who cannot identify China as a nuclear power, who want to shut federal agencies they cannot name, who think gay people can be “cured,” who want the smaller, less invasive government to regulate every uterus, who want to eliminate entire circuits of the federal courts and drag judges before Congress, and who have racked up more sexual harassment and cheating than—okay, I will shut up! Here is my point. Mercury stations retrograde on Election Day 2012. The only other election day in American history when a Mercury retrograde was exactly involved was 2000. We are looking at the potential for some huge scam or something really weird, like an electoral college tie. As far as I can tell, we’re about to go post politics. We need to create something functional in its place.


http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2012/1/Horoscopes/The-Most-Important-Year-of-Your-Life?page=3

I will really hate it if Romney wins this election due to some natural diaster induced mishaps and irregularities.
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Here's another longer, more recent article by the same astrologer on the topic of Election Day:

Something happens this year that’s never happened before in American history: Mercury stations retrograde on the day of a presidential election.

http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2012/10/Horoscopes/Mercury-Retrograde-Election-Day

A sustained power outage in Philadelphia could swing the state to Romney. Who knows what would happen if the NYC subway system gets flooded out as they say could happen and almost did happen during Hurricane Irene. Many states might be effected in significant ways that could last for days and that could affect the election in unpredictable ways. If you are a believer of any stripe, time to start praying.
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Just saw this headline as I was checking my email:

AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-poll-majority-harbor-prejudice-against-blacks-073551680--election.html

I do not have a good feeling about this election. One friend, who believes Obama will win, tells me I am being a crepehanger; I so hope he is right and I am wrong.
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I have a queasy feeling about the election too.
I'm not much for astrology but the two articles are interesting and disturbing in that they mirror so much of what I've been thinking and observing.

OTOH, there's plenty of evidence pointing to a positive outcome; let's not be dismissive of it.

Chris
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Okay people. We have to believe in the power of our minds if we believe in the power of the universe at all -- whether it's in natural events or the alignment of the stars. So keep the faith. Spread the word. Affirm your asses off every day: Obama will win.

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Okay, ladies, here's my affirmation from now until election day:

Obama will win, and the Republicans won't steal the election from him/us! emoticon
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Katlin and All,

My high school site are mostly Republicans, and I believe they are optimistic about Romney winning, but they are also holding their breath and biting their nails, fearful that America is going to go down the drain with another 4 years of that guy who was born in Kenya. Zak

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Okay, ladies, here's my affirmation from now until election day:

Obama will win, and the Republicans won't steal the election from him/us! emoticon



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Obama has the elctoral vote. It will be close but it will happen.

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I took an online test and came out as being closest to the Green Party, but I didn't want to waste my vote. Besides, the election is that close. Are all poets Democrats? Surely there must be some Republicans here. Zak

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Obama has the elctoral vote. It will be close but it will happen.

Tere



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I've never met a poet or creative who is a Republican. Funny, eh? And Kat ~ that's the ticket!

xo
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vkp,

You apparently are not going to the right cocktail parties. emoticon T.S. Eliot not only was conservative, but may have been a monarchist. From Wikipedia on Wallace Stevens: "Stevens was politically conservative[19][20] and described by the critic William York Tindall as a Republican in the mold of Robert Taft.[21]"

I just wondered if there conservatives here who were being very quiet. Zak


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I've never met a poet or creative who is a Republican. Funny, eh? And Kat ~ that's the ticket!

xo
vkp



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True I missed those cocktail parties, but the living poets I personally know happen to be very liberal! Maybe that's why they're my friends...?
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nobody seems to remember that President is but one of several positions to vote for
nobody seems to realize that local politics matters, is what decides how we deal with everyday issues, and is more likely affected by your one vote than the choice of President
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And what a good showing women had in Congress for example. Yes. You are right Libra -- it is a whole system not just one office.
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vkp,

I attended a writers conference in Atlanta on Nov 2. At dinner there were six of us at the table; five of the people were either confirmed conservatives or too timid to reveal their Liberal leanings. I think they were all conservatives. One woman said she lived in L.A. for several years, and that where she lived everybody was a Liberal and you couldn't express your conservative views without being attacked on all sides. It was the reverse at that dinner table. All the writers were conservative. Zak

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True I missed those cocktail parties, but the living poets I personally know happen to be very liberal! Maybe that's why they're my friends...?



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How stressful.
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To the contrary. I've mostlylived in Red states, and it's not a problem. When I lived in a Blue state, New York, the people there were not that different from the people in the Red states. That was upstate NY, not NYC.

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How stressful.



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there are some very red areas in upstate NY.
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Libramoon,

Probably so, but this was Buffalo and its environs, and as I recall, the Democratic Party was stronger there. So strong that I knew a group of conservatives who were Democrats in name only. You had to be a Democrat to share in any of the spoils. Zak

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there are some very red areas in upstate NY.



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Wow. Grew up in NYC. Lived two years in Buffalo at the end of high school. Then back to NYC for grad school in the mid-80s, finally to settle in upstate (as in Hudson valley) for 24 years. So I can corroborate. Upstate can be oh so conservative (with pockets of city ex-pats leaning to the left). Can't recall Buffalo -- too fleeting, and no major elections to bring out the colors. In NY, there are all kinds. I've lived upper west side, upper east side -- but no problem finding like-minded souls. It's my understanding that the population of NYC is what drives the electoral college in NY.
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I've been to one or two airports in NYC. One of those times waited in the terminal a long time and had conversations with a young woman employee (I was young myself) and a huge cop, a nice guy, on duty there at the curb. Another time, about 8 years ago, I worked briefly in New Jersey, in Hackensack, across the river, or waterway, and got to one of the main terminals, forget what it's called, and stalled because I didn't know where I was going and misinterpreted the directions a young lady tried to give me. I was a blockhead and wouldn't listen to her. I do intend to go back, maybe to a writers conference. I was told recently that some writers conferences rent large blocks of rooms which makes it entirely affordable to stay in NYC for a night or two. That is the only way I would go, as I understand it's too expensive if you're only middle class. Zak

ps -- I suppose I'm going off center here; I'll PM you.

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Wow. Grew up in NYC. Lived two years in Buffalo at the end of high school. Then back to NYC for grad school in the mid-80s, finally to settle in upstate (as in Hudson valley) for 24 years. So I can corroborate. Upstate can be oh so conservative (with pockets of city ex-pats leaning to the left). Can't recall Buffalo -- too fleeting, and no major elections to bring out the colors. In NY, there are all kinds. I've lived upper west side, upper east side -- but no problem finding like-minded souls. It's my understanding that the population of NYC is what drives the electoral college in NY.



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Hey Zak et al,

I don't think you went too far off center here, but I want to follow up with something further and farther afield so I have started a new thread, The Power of Our Minds, and hope some of you will chime in.

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