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Monday, February 11, 2013

Mail In Your Goddamn Ballot!

Posted by on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Ive mailed in ballot (hell, this time Ive even put a stamp on it). Have you?
  • Goldy | The Stranger
  • I've mailed in ballot (hell, this time I've even put a stamp on it). Have you?

Am I better than you? Morally and civically superior? Chances are, I am, considering that I've mailed in my school levy ballot, and judging by the latest ballot return statistics, you probably haven't. As of last count only 87,330 of Seattle's 414,863 registered voters have returned their ballots—that's a pathetic turnout of only 21 percent! And tomorrow is the deadline!

So don't give me the satisfaction of feeling superior to you! If you are registered to vote, fill out your ballot and mail it in now, so that you beat Tuesday's 8 pm postmark deadline. And of course, vote YES on both levies.

 

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Pick1 15
@14 SROTU tried to derail a thread with bullshit?

I'm shocked I tell you! SHOCKED!
Posted by Pick1 on February 11, 2013 at 10:49 PM · Report this
the idiot formerly known as kk 14
@SROTU: Those are just stupid, inflammatory arguments that have nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand. First of all, the operation levy has nothing to do with bonds. So even if a shyster investment bidding firm screwed the federal government or a municipality on investing bond proceeds, it wouldn't have anything to do with an operation levy. Second of all, your premise appears to be that because Wall Street fucked over municipal governments, we should refuse to fund school construction. WTF!!?

@Goldy: Why the hell should we return our ballots before Election Day? Fuck that. Aren't journalists supposed to keep on reporting up until the day we vote? Or are we supposed to stop paying attention after we vote?
Posted by the idiot formerly known as kk on February 11, 2013 at 8:30 PM · Report this
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Thanks for the reminder
Posted by Racing Turtles on February 11, 2013 at 8:03 PM · Report this
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Taibbi on Imus: How Municipal Bond-Rigging Robbed Americans of Billions

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/blo…
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Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM · Report this
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Yield Burning

The New York Times described the scam as follows:

To refinance their old, expensive debt when interest rates fall, municipalities often sell new bonds and put the proceeds into temporary escrow accounts.

By law, those accounts cannot generate a higher rate of interest than the rate on the newly issued bonds; if they do, the excess is considered to be arbitrage profit, and it must be rebated to the Federal Government.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yield_Burni…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM · Report this
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Goldy, a low turnout's better for your side. The people who want the taxes will make sure to vote, but the people who don't want the taxes gave up on Seattle a long time ago. These levies will pass, no question about it. Voters here are like trained dogs.
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 11, 2013 at 7:10 PM · Report this
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We dropped ours off at the ballot box last week.
Posted by LMcGuff http://holyoutlaw.livejournal.com/ on February 11, 2013 at 6:58 PM · Report this
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@7 there was this guy named Mister G, who also firmly believed in throwing the baby out with the bath water. He really had everything figured out. Did you know we could fix all our problems if we taxed bicycles, bet you didn't! The ever powerful green lobby stopped that.
Posted by CbytheSea on February 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM · Report this
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@5, yeah let's use "the kids" as our excuse to shovel even more money at the incompetent thieves who run the Seattle schools, while doing nothing about the problems.
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 11, 2013 at 6:48 PM · Report this
Gordon Werner 6
I sent mine in the day after I received it.
Posted by Gordon Werner on February 11, 2013 at 6:32 PM · Report this
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@ 4 Yeah screw the kids!
Posted by Seattle14 on February 11, 2013 at 6:25 PM · Report this
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Go, renters, go! Jack up those taxes, and your rents!
Posted by Unbrainwashed on February 11, 2013 at 5:52 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Damn you, Silver Dollar Poll Tax!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 11, 2013 at 5:32 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 2
My conscience is clear. I am the 21%!
Posted by Gern Blanston on February 11, 2013 at 5:27 PM · Report this
ScienceNerd 1
I forgot to change my address upon moving a block. My zip is new... My ballot was forwarded to me. Will mailing it be voter fraud? Just stop yelling at me!
Posted by ScienceNerd http://stanichium.tumblr.com/ on February 11, 2013 at 5:25 PM · Report this

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