Kinda makes my armpits tingle.Mimsofthedawg said:Part of the point of the article, if you actually cared to read instead of just reading the fine example of yellow journalism andy chalk produced here, was that many gamers voted early specifically because Halo 4 was coming out. So, Fox News' "evil plans" of explaining why gamers may not go out and vote today are actually proved right by you. How do you like being a statistic?
If anything this absolutely mean spirited and generalized was said about another group, there would be a freaking media massacre. But because it's said about gamers, everybody on Fox has a laugh because their only vision of gamers is the one they see on The Big Bang Theory in between jerking off to Ayn Rand.Andy Chalk said:"The idiots who can't get a date and look at the women's breasts in the games will definitely find Halo 4 more interesting than something that requires thinking."
Quite. I voted third party and all over the country, tens (Likely hundreds in total) of thousands of people will do exactly the same. But due to our election system, which is hopelessly biased against third parties in its construction - say, with the ballot laws and collusion between the Reps and the Dems to exclude other candidates from the debates - my vote will not matter at all. People will even say that, in my refusal to vote for douche 1 over douche 2 because (in their heads, largely) they see douche 2 as WAY evil and douche 1 as only slightly less evil, that I've 'thrown my vote away'.Bobic said:In a way, wouldn't it be a good thing if the people who care more about Halo 4 than who wins the election don't vote? I mean, they clearly don't care much, so the result wouldn't really concern them anyway, surely it'd be better if the decision came down to people who gave damn.
And don't think I'd look down on these people at all, I don't. The whole, 'why should I care to vote on an election between a douche and a turd' logic could well apply depending on your views. Hell, I'm British, and if you asked me to pick between Ed Milliband and Dave Cameron right now, I'd just sigh and reach for a coin. And unless someone sways me in the pre-election build up, I'll most likely vote for something fun like the monster raving loonies, or just write a nihilistic poem on my voting paper. So seriously, apathy is fine by me.
*Reads Source*Mimsofthedawg said:Yea... except, you know, part of the point of the blog (it was about as much of an article as this forum post) was to show that many gamers interested in Halo voted early not that they didn't vote at all.
And CNN and MSNBC don't go to great lengths to discredit Romney? Just stop with the spin already, both sides say the most ridiculous things about each other from Romney being a murderer to him being a rape supporter and womanizer, so don't play it off like its only Fox that says such things.Diablo1099 said:*Reads Source*Mimsofthedawg said:Yea... except, you know, part of the point of the blog (it was about as much of an article as this forum post) was to show that many gamers interested in Halo voted early not that they didn't vote at all.
My points more or less still stand.
Fox have gone through great lengths to discredit Obama and as practically a part of the Political Right, they would rather if people didn't vote for him.
I do wish more of the Younger Votes show up and vote for Obama as I see no good coming from voting for Romney.
I barely touched on the Halo Issue, I merely stated that they HOPE that the players don't vote, they've made their position on the idea of Obama staying in for another 4 years VERY VERY VERY clear.
Really fox? Really. You expect me to take you seriously after that?"There will always be that percentage who are too cool, too cynical, and too ignorant to be bothered. I would guess that's between 10 and 15 percent of the kids of voting age," he said.
I know, just Fox was the one on Topic and is was on their website this source came from.Coreless said:And CNN and MSNBC don't go to great lengths to discredit Romney? Just stop with the spin already, both sides say the most ridiculous things about each other from Romney being a murderer to him being a rape supporter and womanizer, so don't play it off like its only Fox that says such things.