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Date: 01/26/08 12:50 AM

61 Responses to Texas Legislators Are Shady

  1. Profile photo of crichards96
    crichards96 Male 18-29
    83 posts
    January 25, 2008 at 5:18 pm
    Link: Texas Legislators Are Shady - A short undercover news report on Texas legislators breaking the law by stealing each other`s votes. Yea for democracy.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 25, 2008 at 5:22 pm
    Awesome find, crichards96--this might be the post of the day. Now I`m going to go throw up over the what I just saw.
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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 1:30 am
    Oh, This is gold.
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    StoogegirlSi Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 1:32 am
    Wow, no wonder this state (and this country and world) are a mess. That voting system has to be one of the dumbest I`ve seen.

    I heard a few years back that congressmen tend to ask one another to vote for them so that they could have time for other stuff (you know, like that trip to Wimbledon.) Gotta love democracy.

    It`s times like this that I want to do like the Sealand guys did and start my own country.

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 2:00 am
    Pwnt on video.

    Boo for sneaky legislators! That was very immoral of them.

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    gorgeousplan Female 18-29
    146 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 2:04 am
    ugh... this combined with working at the polls and seeing stupid people running the whole thing just makes me hate elections even more! damn you for bringing this to our attention crichards96! damn you!
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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 2:08 am
    so a bunch of liars and cheats run our legislatures... not all that surprised i guess, `tis a shame though. Whats that saying, those who are fit for power don`t want it, and those that want it aren`t fit... along those lines anyway
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    Gusbob Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 4:35 am
    I like how they don`t even try to hide the fact that they are pressing other people`s voting buttons.
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    843 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 4:49 am
    Honestly I don`t understand how their voting system work, even more after watching this video.
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    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
    469 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 5:23 am
    Wow, I don`t even know what to say to that. Can`t really say that I`m surprised though...
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    January 26, 2008 at 5:38 am
    Wow! Do you mean to tell me that there are corrupt politicians? Who would have thought!?!

    Seriously though, you guys need to fix that...

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    Yoeri Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 5:40 am
    you gotta love the US :D
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    bochamockado Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 6:03 am
    I fail to see how the lack of dinner/lunch/pee breaks neccesitates multiple votes.
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    zaman243 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 6:11 am
    The irony is that, that lady (who votes for other people without permission) wants to make more laws about having on i.d. when voting...
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    Noggin01 Male 30-39
    72 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 7:01 am
    I am truly disgusted by this. I find this to be more vile than snuff films.
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    ball_dogg_49 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 7:16 am
    congratulations fancylad, on first post
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    paragon12321 Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 8:19 am
    Why did the votes have to make a sound that sounds like it was stolen out of The Price is Right?
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    Bluedot34 Male 18-29
    300 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 8:37 am
    Hmmmm.........crooked legislators......

    Who would have guessed.

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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 9:01 am
    wow. that`s crazy. why did it have to my state.
    i guess it kinda makes sense though.
    our government is so huge. but eh. i bet other states do it too.
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2008 at 9:25 am
    *sing*... deep in the heart of Texas... *clap clap clap clap*
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    pyroman39 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 9:44 am
    This... this explains SO much about why it sucks here... Maybe they voted on the weather too...
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    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 9:52 am
    Wow wouldn`t they notice half of the people who voted weren`t there in the room ? Since they show the votes on a giant board...
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    Wyrenth Male 18-29
    251 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 10:09 am
    There`s a pretty easy solution to this. Install lockboxes on every voting pad and ensure that the only person with the key to open it is the person seated there. If they`re not there to vote, the box doesn`t get opened.
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    Wyrenth Male 18-29
    251 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 10:09 am
    Oh. And when acquiring a key, make sure that they`re showing photo ID. ;)
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    Akapppy Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 10:16 am
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    larajunky Female 40-49
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    January 26, 2008 at 10:35 am
    ^^ WB
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    Bucher Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:09 am
    wow. i mean wow.
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    Trexa Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:15 am
    If you mess with Texas, Texas messes back...

    I don`t know what I`m saying, but that was AMAZING. It was uber pwnage.

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    Spirithound Male 18-29
    814 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 11:16 am
    Wyrenth, the easiest solution is to make votes by a head count. That`s how we do it in Canada.
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    imalamer Male 18-29
    6 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 11:31 am
    Wait. Hold on.
    Maybe I`m not seeing this right.
    I don`t think people are `stealing` votes from other law makers. The Dems and Reps would be throwing fits if the other side stole their votes.
    I think people know how their neighbors will vote because they talk to each other. Then when their neighbor is going to the bathroom or eating lunch and a vote comes up they push what their neighbor would have pushed.
    I realize its against the rules of their House, but no one is taking votes away from anyone else.
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    rduncan2972 Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:49 am
    I understand partially, but this is corporate beaurocracy at its greatest!


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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:49 am
    Impersonating someone from IAB? Annnnd "Akapppy" has reached a new low.
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    idiotkiller Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:54 am
    he got everything right about you...except the number of posts.
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    idiotkiller Male 13-17
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:56 am
    imalamer, the reason no one makes a fit about it is because they all do it. If one person stands up and says, "hey, he stole my vote," the offender could just point to the 50 times the accuser has stolen votes.
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    iceco Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 11:57 am
    There`s a Latin phrase. I forget the latin, but the phrase is this: "Who will gaurd the gaurds themselves?"
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    Kinga750 Male 18-29
    136 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 11:59 am
    Regardless of the "necessity" of this practice, it is still ridiculous. Even if their intentions are honorable, this sort of activity invites fraud among politicians and distrust among citizens. I remain unsurprised, and disgusted with my own country.

    On the bright side this is exactly the sort of thing the news should be reporting. A nice change of pace to say the least.

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    Jay2645 Male 13-17
    140 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm
    It IS Texas...
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    Nightshifter Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    FancyLad, you should get rid of the fake AKappy.
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    January 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm
    Wow, that is drated up.
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    RCRanger03 Male 18-29
    13 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 3:53 pm
    Austin boy born and bred, and if you think our legislature is wierd you should come see our city. I`ll let Leslie Cochran know your coming.
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    justKatrina Female 13-17
    1007 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 5:01 pm
    I bet this is how Rick Perry keeps winning...
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    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm
    Dont worry guys, something is being done against then soon. It`s called ressource based economy and money for the people not the governement.
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    randomness07 Female 18-29
    280 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 6:42 pm
    wow Texas suck. just kidding, but Florida is better.

    They acted almost like it was a game to see who can hit the most buttons. Woo hoo, old people racing to hit buttons.

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    lucid_wizard Male 18-29
    308 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm
    democracy...gotta love it.
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    digitalmaste Male 13-17
    126 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    They should give each person an immunity to a different poison and then put that poison on their voting box. Poison solves everything.
    ...Or you could have a lock, whatever floats your boat i guess
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    patridiot Male 30-39
    118 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? - Who guards the guards?

    These are criminals who act as if they are above the law. They should be in jail. Sadly, their crimes pale in comparison to the federal government.

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    imalamer Male 18-29
    6 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 10:56 pm
    If one person `stole` a vote from another there would be hell to pay. It`s not like its a secret ballot and no one would notice their vote was cast in the wrong direction. Every vote is a matter or public record. Votes are not being stolen or changed by any other person. They are simply being cast with the push of another persons finger. This is not an example of corrupt politicians and to say it is is taking away from the truely corrupt.
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    Mouichi Male 18-29
    637 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    What a big fat load of cheese, I say. `We can`t pee, so we must vote more than once!` Sense?! NONE! Make a whole in the floor, if you have to, or bring a bottle to urinate in, if that`s really what`s forcing you to vote multiple times. Really, when something like this isn`t safeguarded, you end up with certain unnamed, and unworthy, politicians becoming political leaders. I vote for a new government. This one`s getting out of hand.
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    January 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm
    Only in Texas.
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    Bilyar Female 18-29
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    January 27, 2008 at 1:19 am
    I love it when people from Europe say the US is corrupted. Hello, these things happen here too. Same thing happens in my country and politicians don`t even bother to explain themselves.
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    seraphimboy Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2008 at 3:12 am
    Political Shiftyness Meets Old Fashioned Ingenuity
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    Omega_Ferret Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2008 at 5:39 am
    I`d love to see a sen. turn around to vote for the guy behind him him, get caught by the guy and then bitch slapped on the senate floor. "MY BUTTON B*TCH""
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    Afterthought Female 18-29
    245 posts
    January 27, 2008 at 3:13 pm
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    January 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm
    Do as I say, not as I do. Because I can do whatever the hell I want, I`m a lawmaker.
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    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    January 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Anyone found guilty of voting more then once should immediately lose their legislative seat.

    However that punishment would be to simple and effective...

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    quietxkiller Male 18-29
    24 posts
    January 27, 2008 at 8:47 pm
    Isnt This a repeat?
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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2008 at 8:07 am
    we say the US is corrupted not because things like this doesn`t occure in other places, but rather because this particular video was about the US. However, things like this do not happen in every country, because in some countries there would be hell to pay for such atrocities as these.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    January 28, 2008 at 10:43 am
    "bunch of savages in this town"
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    kentton77 Male 30-39
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    January 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    I submitted this months ago, I`m glad it finally made it up.
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    swtdreams285 Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    could this explain why things are going downhill in this world??
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    chrismeraz Male 18-29
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    February 12, 2008 at 1:30 pm
    Hooray Omega Ferret! A good bitch-slapping is right.

    Imalamer, so can I cast votes for all the registered voters who died since the last election, and while we`re at it, may I also cast my neighbor`s vote? He`s going to be at work and can`t make it to the polls. Yes please just put 50,000 votes down for John McCain, I`m sure that`s the way they would have voted if they`d actually been here.

    One person, one vote, bitches!

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