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Indonesia Dyes Fingers Blue After Voting

Picture It: Better Than "I Voted Today" Stickers?

Want to know who voted in Indonesia's elections today? Just look for blue ink on pinkie fingers, and maybe actually be in Indonesia. Details! Voters are asked to dip their pinkies in blue dye, which lasts for days, before leaving. It acts as a security measure (like Iraq's purple fingers) to ensure nobody votes twice. Archaic but efficient! This would never work in the United States; people would complain and complain about finding blue on their white Volvos and silver MacBooks for days — at least until it wore off. Instead we should all get our nails done in festive American flags, like this. Yes. Yes we should.


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sw33tlovin sw33tlovin 8 years
i never liked the i voted sticker. it's too plain looking for me. i do like color, so i think that should be an option : D "This would never work in the United States; people would complain and complain about finding blue on their white Volvos and silver MacBooks for days" lol
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
Lol! Great post. Love it.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I've never had to show proof of my previous address either. Really stupid but I would wear the dye with pride just like I wear the sticker.
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
She's 5. She was 4 (almost) when mommy painted her toenails, and then wanted to paint mine as well.
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 8 years
lol, carrie!
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Awww how cute! How old is your daughter? (and if you say 32, I'm going to take back my "how cute" statement)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
I wore sandals for a week when my daughter last did my toenails. She was soo proud.
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Only if you wear sandles :)
UnDave35 UnDave35 8 years
Could I get my toes painted? ;)
Carrie-Sue Carrie-Sue 8 years
Agreed, Star. Maybe if they painted just one nail...
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
By the way, I'm all for voting security or showing ID. I just hated those nails.
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
comment #10 is uncalled for and rude, I have reported your comment. there is no room for personal attacks like that. It is very sad that you have to stoop to that level.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
em1282 em1282 8 years
:rotfl: Sarah this is what happens when I have too many carbs and one too many Snakebites. Mmmm. Irish pub food. :rotfl:
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
You ok em? :rotfl:
em1282 em1282 8 years
Wow, props to the dude for making that OBAMA sign. That must have taken a long time. Oh! Boys Are Morons Aye? Omnivores Bite Animals Meat Again
em1282 em1282 8 years
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 8 years
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
HAHA fuzzles, dyed....
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
In the 10 years I have been voting I have never once been asked for my ID. The only thing I am asked is my name and my address. Courts have ruled that requiring an id to vote is unconstitutional (I think they consider it a poll tax since you have to pay to get a DL) Also if you vote by absentee, no proof of ID is required. People have registered their dogs name and mickey mouse and have been able to vote in elections. it is really absurd. I have even offered my ID at the polling station, every time they shake their head. I am 28 years old, you would think that they'd know this was not my first time. I am trying to send them a message, not that it ever works, UGHH
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Hainan57, I would think that a "died" purple finger would indicate circulation problems. ;)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
Me too Monday! I had to give proof of my new address since I had an old ID.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Hmmm... pretty sure I brought ID to my voting both... and when it didn't match my current address (I'd moved two weeks before) I had to dig an old cable bill out of my car...
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
I am ALL for this. Election fraud ran rampant in this last election. A died purple finger would PROVE you hadn't already voted.Shit, since we can't even ask for an ID at the election booth, I can register numerous times and just "say" I am angelina jolie and have the right to vote.
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