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NPR's primary map is working better.

About half of the delegates for WA appear to have been chosen in the caucus. The rest next Tuesday.

NPR: 2008 Election Map for Presidential Election, House, Senate, and Governor Elections

All of the Dem delegates were chosen via the caucus. The Reps opted to split the delegate count 50/50 between the primary and caucus events. What an utterly fucked up system. Why did the public pay millions for a primary election where only a quarter of the results count? Hell, why does the public pay for a private organization's selection process at all? It's a goddamned racket, I tells ya...bastids
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All of the Dem delegates were chosen via the caucus. The Reps opted to split the delegate count 50/50 between the primary and caucus events. What an utterly fucked up system. Why did the public pay millions for a primary election where only a quarter of the results count? Hell, why does the public pay for a private organization's selection process at all? It's a goddamned racket, I tells ya...bastids
Why does the public subsidize the freaking parties by paying for their primaries? If the Republicrats want to have fancy-assed voting or crooked as hell voting. let them. I don't give a damn. I DON'T like paying for their fun and games.

Revoke all tax exempt status for churches, parties schools, etc. Quit subsidizing businesses and politics. Get gov the fuck out of my pockets.

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Why does the public subsidize the freaking parties by paying for their primaries? If the Republicrats want to have fancy-assed voting or crooked as hell voting. let them. I don't give a damn. I DON'T like paying for their fun and games.

Revoke all tax exempt status for churches, parties schools, etc. Quit subsidizing businesses and politics. Get gov the fuck out of my pockets.
I completely agree. The political parties are private clubs, but as we've seen they are very powerful private clubs.

Reminds me of yet another of my questions I can't get answers to. Why are mortgage transactions recorded in public records by governmental agencies? They are private contracts between private parties. I don't get it.
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I completely agree. The political parties are private clubs, but as we've seen they are very powerful private clubs.

Reminds me of yet another of my questions I can't get answers to. Why are mortgage transactions recorded in public records by governmental agencies? They are private contracts between private parties. I don't get it.
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I completely agree. The political parties are private clubs, but as we've seen they are very powerful private clubs.

Reminds me of yet another of my questions I can't get answers to. Why are mortgage transactions recorded in public records by governmental agencies? They are private contracts between private parties. I don't get it.
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I completely agree. The political parties are private clubs, but as we've seen they are very powerful private clubs.

Reminds me of yet another of my questions I can't get answers to. Why are mortgage transactions recorded in public records by governmental agencies? They are private contracts between private parties. I don't get it.
Nothing requires a mortgage or in some states, what's called a trust deed, to be recorded publicly except the practical effect of resolving disputes over which lien has priority in the case of multiple liens. The principle followed by the courts is "First in time is first in line". So the date and time of recording establishes the priority of the lien. A mortgage or trust deed is just a security instrument that spells out how a default is to be handled. The note you sign for the debt is not usually recorded.

If you were to loan someone money, secured by real estate, you would not have to record the debt, but if your lendee took out an additional loan that was recorded, your loan would be in second position where you probably don't want to be in the case of foreclosure.

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Why is the gov in the marriage racket? I thought marriage was a religious institution, which would mean its a private matter handled by private organizations.
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Oh no...no no no no no....NO! Dammit!

You will be seeing a RE lawyer Monday.
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