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Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Chroma Hex [+1]:" It's not the best troll post. I mean, of course people are going to get heated over the military. It's ... [snip!] ... over the military. It's a little funny now, but the fact that I can see something like this happening is what makes it worse. "


Oh definitely. Disrespect of the military is a touchy subject. It's funny after the fact, but it's kind of a sick humor.

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
8th Nov '12

Ok well I did an edit. Not a nice joke. Glad to see our military did count. Oh and like I said I never blamed Obama. Can't see how this would have been his fault. This was sent to me, I should have done more research on it.

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
8th Nov '12

Hahaha wow I really got sucked into that one. I'm really glad I didn't post about it on FB or shoot off a shit load of angry emails, lmao

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
8th Nov '12

There is an element of truth to it.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/02/mitt-romney-miliary-voters-absentee-ballots_n_1933754.html



http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/09/26/obama-accused-of-suppressing-military-vote-by-withholding-absentee-ballots/



http://m.techcrunch.com/2012/10/19/snail-mail-election-fail-21-of-absentee-ballots-not-counted/

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" There is an element of truth to it. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/02/mitt-romney ... [snip!] ... http://m.techcrunch.com/2012/10/19/snail-mail-election-fail-21-of-absentee-ballots-not-counted/"


Ya I saw those stories also. I am wondering if this is where the joke is stemming from.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
8th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" Ya I saw those stories also. I am wondering if this is where the joke is stemming from."</blockquote>




Probably. Sites like that and the onion take a true story and exaggerate it. There's a whole line of journalism that focuses on it.

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:" Once again our military is disrespected. Unless I have missed it, have not heard Obama address this issue. ... [snip!] ... Ok so I guess this is fake!! Thank goodness. Not a nice joke but at least our militarys votes did count!"


when i just googled military absentee votes.......page aftert page of articles came up confirming that at least 4 states didnt get the ballots to the overseas troops intime...

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting khigh:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mamaluvsher4babies:</b>" Ya I saw those stories also. I am ... [snip!] ... Sites like that and the onion take a true story and exaggerate it. There's a whole line of journalism that focuses on it."


Makes it easier to get people to believe it.

Valor. 2 kids; El Paso, Texas 2226 posts
8th Nov '12
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" Oh definitely. Disrespect of the military is a touchy subject. It's funny after the fact, but it's kind of a sick humor. "


http://www.duffelblog.com/about/
The whole thing is written by, ran by, and for the military. They've released a ton of really hilarious stories in the past.



That said... This is a bit of a serious and sensitive topic, so I can see why others would be upset.