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November 04, 2012

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Jane - Mock the Media!

Boy the left is interesting. On Steph even some of the republicans think Obama has it in the bag. Michael Dowd was downright gleeful.

They were a touch more sober on MTP but pretty damn confident.

Chris Matthews is confident, but scared to death. It's all about the "black man" to him.

Gloria Borger says if Mitt Romney wins there will be open warfare by the republicans.

Howard Finemann is on to electing Ashly jUdd to beat Mitch McConell. (What the hell?)

I think I'll go pack.

Extraneus

When I first came here, everyone else seemed to know each other, so I was going to go with Stranger. Then I tried typing that into a translation website, thinking I might go with a foreign form of the word. Extraneus was the Latin translation, and kinda had a cool double meaning, so I went with that.

RattlerGator

My handle originated for use on a Florida Gators sports site, gatorcountry.com

I selected it as something of a black-white reference that many Floridians would pick up on. There are two land-grant universities in the Sunshine State: Florida A&M (the Rattlers), and UF (the Gators). Although a rabid Gator fan and UF grad, I have family that are just as rabid about the Rattlers and my wife is an administrator at the school. Thus, RattlerGator.

I liked it so much, I've generally used it many other places as well.

Janet

Thanks, hit.

JM Hanes

Good morning! Here's your last chance at saying, "Told Ya So," on Wednesday. Predict them all, or predict a few.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 3:00PM TODAY!


National Results

Romney/Obama % Popular Vote:
Electoral College Vote Totals:
Total Turnout (% of RVs): 

Xtra Credit for Turnout by Party Affiliation:


Battleground States - Romney/Obama %

Colorado:
Florida:
Iowa:
Ohio:
Michigan:
Nevada
New Hampshire:
North Carolina:
Pennsylvania:
Virginia:
Wisconsin:

Extra credit for identifying a state that will unexpectedly flip for Romney, and doubleplus for predicting the margin there too:

Senate predictions? Take your best shot:

Frau Wahlzettel

Chris Matthews is confident, but scared to death. It's all about the "black man" to him.

The idiot is giving black Irish a bad name.

Jack is Back

A double-edged sword. Orange County is the centerpiece of the I-4 corridor - its Orlando - and if Sunday is so special for the AA community democrats then why didn't they take advantage last Sunday? This changes nothing and gives those people in the Villages later tee times.

Extraneus

Hi RattlerGator. I remember your website from back during an Obama-era racial politics festuche. Excellent site.

http://rattlergator.typepad.com/

henry

Reince is from Wisconsin, he knows how to beat vote fraud, recounts, and the resulting lawfare. Stay Calm, SHITCAN Obama on Tuesday.

Janet

I used my name to keep me from posting long tirades sprinkled with curse words....I still do that sometimes, but I have to own it. :(

Extraneus's story is cool. I like Porchlight's screen name too.

rse

I just watched steffy and it was like listening to an alternative universe. I thought Dowd was giddy and I used to like Cokie. I am beginning to hate that phrase the Women Vote.

And the Voter Suppression of needing to show ID is quite frustrating.

This really is going to be a shocker that no one is really prepared for. Except bo, mo, and axelrod?

Danube of Thought on IPad

Just saw Trippi express high confidence in Obama winning Ohio and the election.

C.R.

“This is the first time in many cycles that the Republican presidential campaign has emphasized door-knocking over phone banks,” [Romney campaign Ohio field director Scott] Jennings said. Across Ohio, he said, Mr. Romney’s campaign is knocking on 19 times as many doors as Senator John McCain’s campaign did four years ago.
In the NY Times h/t The Other McCain

Chubby

they were super confident Kerry would beat Bush

rse

Crowley started off with Rahm. Listened to maybe three words and turned off.

It was interesting though even on abc they are expecting a tight race. The win is coming from extrapolations of early voting totals.

hit-Brazile thinks he will win NC?

Janet

I saved this comment from the other thread & have to say that it's how I feel -

"There's a lot of angst about polls and predictions regarding the election, but I just don't feel it. I'm more fatalistic about it this time around.

If Obama wins, this country isn't going to be saved, and probably isn't worth saving. If that's how the election turns out, it's every many for himself, and to hell with civics. Better off with tax dodges and ammunition.

The fact that so many people will vote for him is almost enough to conclude as much even if he loses a close race.

I'll only feel differently if Obama is utterly disgraced in a monumental landslide."

Posted by: Extraneus | November 03, 2012 at 06:01 PM

The part I bolded especially. I can't believe this will be a close election. Obama's administration has been a ruin for our nation. I still can't believe he was ever elected in the first place.

Gus

The LIBTARDS................always.... use talking points and coordinated Sunday Show bullshit. Trippi is a clown. They are all dutifully repeating the lines that Axel-hole has told them to recite.
Maoists. All of them.

Frau Wahlzettel

I arrived as "Frau Gedöns" (or Jedöns in Cologne dialect) which translates as kerfuffle, fuss or hoo-ha. TypePad at some point would not let me use alt-commands for umlauts so I just adapted and became, as someone (cc?) said, "Frau (fill in with German phrase)." AFAIK I have no German in my background, but I went to Germany to land a great one for a husband.

Threadkiller

Picking Threadkiller seemed natural to me.

Clarice

Israel is sending a food convoy to stricken NY. I'm glad of it but embarrassed for my country. Really.

Shitcanned

My parents had a friend named Gus. The couple was, Gus and Esther.
I was chatting with one of my younger brothers one day, and mentioned Gus and Esther. I said....."Which one is Gus?" My brother still laughs 25 years later.
A legend began.

Clarice

Folks..there's a whole lot of bluffing going on right now--trying to get the old band wagon up and running. Get away from the TV.

henry

Gus, I like your new nic.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Picking Threadkiller seemed natural to me.

Posted by: Threadkiller | November 04, 2012 at 12:18 PM --

Yeah, it's almost as if you were born to it.

Agent J

My handle was derived from my first name of Jake, an that I would donate money anonymously to large or disadvantage family's during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season..Some one told their kids that it came from Agent J..why?? never found out but I like the mystery..

Political scene: I have given up on all of the news and with the exception of "Clarice Pieces" today, an this Blog today, I have read very little..The leadership of R&R has not changed, other then widening the spread..it is now 56+ R, 43+ D..

Shitcanned

Thanks henry.
Ignatz, I think your nic should be.


HOT CHIX PIX

Chubby

as we've learned from Behghazi, what we are given to see in the public theater and what we see alternatively are two totally different realities. furthermore, what we see in the public theater, for example, "it was caused by a video" is not the reality that is closest to the truth.

hit and run

rse:
hit-Brazile thinks he will win NC?

Bless her heart.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Janet I used to go by 'Barney Frank' because, even though he personally has always repulsed me about as much as humanly possible, I did respect the fact that he would go on opposition shows like Larry Kudlow and debate actual issues rather than deal in sound bites and because he's not stupid would usually do pretty well no matter how wrong he was.

Can't remember what the issue was, but I'm thinking it was the Fannie/Freddie thing, where he became just so flagrantly dishonest in protecting himself on a public policy issue not just his wretched personal life that I couldn't take using his name, even if it was just a joke from the start.

Chubby

"bluffing" -- exactly, Clarice.

"don't call my bluff" LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Skoot

The operators in Croatia were obviously standing down.

I posted here as scott, my birthname, for many years for the same reason as Janet, so I would have to own everything I wrote. I recently changed to Skoot after the wonderfully wimsical name of the log flume at Busch Gardens "Le Scoot". I also ride a Harley so it fits.

Just back from a candlelit church service. A lot of people hurting around here. My spirits are high, though. A couple more days and we'll turn her into the wind.

Captain Hate

On Steph even some of the republicans think Obama has it in the bag. Michael Dowd was downright gleeful.

To hell with Michael Dowd and his Bush worship. He's on the wrong side of the Tea Party and has no future.

Sue

Sue is short version of my name. No one calls me Sue except JOMers.

Haystack

We had dinner the other night with 2 liberal couples. Very nice intelligent people unless the subject of politics comes up...They were very anxious and not at all convinced that O would win. Somehow this reassured me.

Captain Hate

Barney Frank's advice was why Paul Ryan is such an expert on budgetary matters.

glasater

Back in the olden days of internet--mid nineties for our household--it was pretty common for husbands and wives to share one email address.

Doesn't work that way now of course with many of us having two or more email addresses to check on a daily basis.

Our email address was the first letter of my better half's first name and our last name put together. And I always just liked that "glass" sound so I kept it.

What caused me to drop out of commenting more frequently--'cause I'd been around since the Libby days--was the MF Global bankruptcy. We were involved in that fiasco and I found myself spending a lot of time trying to figure out how/what/why that event occurred.
Plus, my vision really took a turn south (double vision) and had some surgery to correct. Doing fine now but kinda had to relearn some ways of "seeing" things in general. And since photography is a little sideline business for me it's been pretty important to concentrate on that part of my life.

I've found I can post articles I'm interested in more quickly on twitter and FB so that's where my online efforts pretty much lie.

Love JOM and try to keep up but get so behind that it seems I'm always late to the conversation. The quality of thought and interaction is the best I've read on the internet.

Danube of Thought on IPad

I'm watching nothing but football amd recorded crime shows until Tuesday night. By the time they start announcing results at 11:00 EST, it's possible that they'll be able to call PA, VA, FL and NC immediately.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Ignatz, I think your nic should be.


HOT CHIX PIX

Posted by: Shitcanned | November 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM--

JUST FOR GUS, FIRST PIC UNDER "HOT CHIX":

P.S. I'm pretty sure cc is not at work, so it's OK.

Captain Hate

On Steph even some of the republicans think Obama has it in the bag. Michael Dowd was downright gleeful.

To hell with Michael Dowd and his Bush worship. He's on the wrong side of the Tea Party and has no future.

Err, Matthew Dowd.

Shitcanned

I love the Barney Frank discussion. Barney Frank is the natural conclusion and the natural result of LIBTARDISM. Policies that are NONSENSE are considered REASONABLE by LIBTARDS. They support said policies in order to garner votes in BLOCKS. When the obvious bullshit policy comes CRASHING DOWN. the LIBTARD LIES.

Rocco

FOR YOU GUS

SHITCANNED

pagar

" I'm glad of it but embarrassed for my country. Really."

Clarice, IMO it should be embarrassing for those who are voting for Obama or any Democrat after seeing what they have done to America.

No one can possibly believe he is the best person to lead this country for the next 4 years.

Jack is Back

Who was the Barney____________ comedy cop show on TV back in the day? Abe Vigoda was in it as Detective Fish. I thought it was the funniest SitCom I had watched in those days.

Buford Gooch

My nic came from a name I found carved in the bleachers at my high school 50 years ago. There was no one within 200 miles with that last name, though.

Appalled

I really have no sense of how this election will ultimately come out. The part of me that lives to annoy people has me thinking that Romney will lose Ohio, but it won't matter because he unexpectedly wins Pennsylvania. As much as I love my old home state, I really wish that it would stop being pivotal in elections. Thingls of regional imprtance, such as the GM bailout, really should not determine the election.

If Obama gets reelected, the next few months are going to be scary, as Obama will think he has a mandate, and the Congressional GOP will beg to differ. I just wonder how long the country will go on without a debt limit resolution.

If Romney wins, I really have no clue how things go either. I hope the GOP takes the senate, but don't confidentially predict it. If Missouri is a sentate loss, I will make icky faces at Extraneous. (If he wins, Ext, you can do the same at me, I guess.) Harry Reid, to my mind, is scum of the earth...a partisan Joe McCArthy wannabe who will go scorched earth in a fit of bitterness.

AS for name, -- the handle "Appalled Conservative" fits my initials. But when I first started posting (on another blog), I felt the handle would not fit where I stood back in the day. Hence, Appalled Moderate. Which later got shortened to Appalled, because so many of y'all thought I was some sort of false flag DublinDave type, and got into a fuss if I dared describe myself as something other than flaming lefty.(That's my wife and my neighbors, not me...)

Some Guy

Keep

Calm

Barry

Gone

Jane - Mock the Media!

Has Porchlight told us how she got her name? If so I missed it.

And Glasater, I miss you around here very much.

Where is Maybee to tell us about her name - oh yeah, it's her birthday. I forgot.

The libs aren't faking it. They are sure. We have to prove them wrong once and for all.

Shitcanned

Jane, I rarely disagree with you. Pre-planning riots is not a sign of confidence.

The LEFT will not know what hits them. I will know. It's called a SHITCANNING.

glasater

Thanks, Jane! And I miss Maybee, too.

jimmyk

Careful, JiB, I got flack here a while back for mentioning Barney Miller without condemning it as one of the worst shows ever.

Threadkiller

I like it, Sandy.

JM Hanes

hit:

I've begun to think that Obama is running the same stealth campaign in NC that he did the last time around. Not only am I seeing a ton of Obama ads, the Triad Time Warner channel reported that President is going to be here today -- though I beleive it's really a Bill Clinton appearance -- and Michelle will be rolling into town on Monday. "Doctor" Jill Biden (which sounds a lot like the "Prophet Muhammed" formula, no?) was here yesterday. Considering Obama's narrow win in 2008, I don't see how that can work again, but it may be a very close thing.

I've been intrigued by the same-sex marriage piece of the NC puzzle. George Will pointed out that there's a marriage amendment on the ballot in Minnesota, with the obvious implication that it will bring out the social conservative vote. The dynamics in NC have been far more complex. Gay marriage clearly doesn't play well in black communities, but at the same time, the black percentage of NC's population is one of the highest in the nation. I suspect that our Republican legislature decided to put the marriage amendment on the primary election ballots, because they wanted to avoid bringing out the black vote in the general election. No matter how that vote might split on gay marriage, and no matter how much damage it might have done to Obama's personal standing, there was no way that even blacks who voted against the amendment would also vote against Obama, or leave that box unchecked when they were actually in voting booth.

Frau Wahlzettel

Hi, Rocco! Thanks for bringing smiles today.

Re: "bluffing"
I found it very curious when BO warned Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff." To me that meant BO was bluffing, but I've thought that since he came upon the national scene.

Danube of Thought on IPad

Barney Frank was a year behind me in law school. Before he entered law school he already held some local political office, and got lots of attention on local TV. He stayed on, very actively, in that ofice while in school, and still managed to make law review (when it was determined solely by grades). One very smart cookie.

matt

So with the entire 6th Fleet floating around the Med and SEAL's assigned to subs and shore duty and boatloads of Marines and fixed wing squadrons at Signorella, a rear detachment of the 173rd in Vicenza and all sorts of other American and yes, Allied, troops in the region we couldn't come up with a single rescue sortie? Not one? What a pitiful, pitiful country we have become.

sbw

Faced with such blogolicious creativity, I feel pedantic admitting that I use my initials.

I had commented on my old blog about a TM thread Insty had pointed to about Plame. My comment misspelled his name beginning "Mc". TM goodnaturedly pointed out my error on my blog. I visited here to apologize as sbw and stayed as sbw. Glad I did.

:)

Frau Wahlzettel

jimmyk - I *loved* Barney Miller. The entire ensemble was great. I readily acknowledge that I've always liked oddball stuff.

Ah, Morgan Freeman is telling me that "seldom has a president faced such problems!" I hope he means the present reelection situation with Benghazi bleeding out along with the NE of the country, debts, and Obama's programs strangling the economy. Freeman used to be, as he put it, an American and not an African American. He announced he did not like Black History Month since the history of blacks was part of American history. What happened?

Some Guy

DOT, don't ever say the words "Barney Frank was behind me"...

jimmyk

One very smart cookie.

I don't doubt he's smart in a narrow sense. Is he someone I'd really want to hang out with, have a serious discussion about issues of importance, someone I'd gain from interacting with? I can't see it. I have no use for people who put their smarts to evil ends.

Shitcanned

Barney Frank is smart. And dishonest.
I liked it when he boyfriend got caught growing pot. Frank said he didn't know anything about it, because he's not much of an "outdoorsman". Nah, he's a "backdoorsman".
And a lying hack. But really really smart.

peter

I couldn't think of any nickname that would capture what I was about, so I just used my first name, in the early days, when PUK was posting, sometimes, I posted as PeterUS.

marlene

Rocco,love the picture! At the cabin in the woods,we have running water,but anyone who sleeps in the smaller cabin way out in the woods must use the outhouse. If all goes well Tuesday night,my husband said he'll change the sign on the outhouse from "Think Tank" to "O's Presidential Library". : )

jimmyk

Frau, I liked it, but mainly only when Vigoda had left, and Steve Landesburg came on. Vigoda seemed like a one-trick pony to me. And yes, Abe Vigoda is still alive, and Steve Landesburg is not. (I thought I saw Vigoda out walking in Manhattan a few weeks back, though I couldn't be sure.)

caro

Here's how I roll:

National Results
Romney/Obama % Popular Vote: R 54/ D 45
Electoral College Vote Totals: R 353 / D 185
Total Turnout (% of RVs): 59% 

Xtra Credit for Turnout by Party Affiliation: D 33 / R 36 / I-O 31

Battleground States - Romney/Obama %

Colorado: R 51 / D 48
Florida: R 53.5 / D 45.5
Iowa: R 49.5 / D 47.5
Ohio: R 52 / D 47
Michigan: R 50 / D 48
Nevada: R 51 / D 48
New Hampshire: R 52 / D 49
North Carolina: R 54.5 / D 44
Pennsylvania: R 51 / D 48
Virginia: R 51.5 / D 47.5
Wisconsin: R 51 / D 48
Senate: Republican control with 53 seats.

Long shot flip: New Mexico: 42/41

Frau Wahlzettel

Marlene - heh!

jimmyk

What gets me about the lefty MSM (but I repeat myself) and their "optimism" is that even if you believe the polls are right on, it's too close to call, and lots of states that were never thought of as battleground (MN, MI, PA) a couple of months ago are now close. So their confidence seems more like just trash talk by sports fans rather than anything rational.

Cisco Client

I continue to wonder why the men on the roof were asking about planes.

Rocco

You're welcome and thanks Frau.

That's perfect marlene, I hope he'll be spending a lot of time in his library! The sad thing is that his accomplishments would probably fit in that library.

I picked Rocco for my name after Rocco Martino of the Niger forgery fame. I remember a field trip you guys took to Scary Larry's and thinking, wow this guy not only knows Plame and Wilson, he's friends with them. I was a bit nervous to say the least. My real name's Ralph.

Kat

I admit I am scared. For years and years I believed in common sense of American people and loved their spirit of independence, self reliance. I did not sense the debilitating fatalism so common in Europe. But last election and all he ugliness that followed, from crying racism at every turn, to open disregard fow law by the president being positively cheered by his acolytes to the selfishness and sickening envy of anybody who made something of themselves, shattered my belief. Will my adopted country follow the European path of slow (or now perhaps not so slow) decline? Is this the "new normal"? Are there more parasites than producers?
In a way I preferred the old school Marxists: at least they were promising a better tomorrow. This bunch promises decline and it is frightening that so many people are more than willing to cheer it.

Cisco anyconnect download

Careful, JiB, I got flack here a while back for mentioning Barney Miller without condemning it as one of the worst shows ever.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--jimmyk - I *loved* Barney Miller. The entire ensemble was great.--

Jack Soo was hilarious. Half of what he said didn't even make sense but his deadpan made it funny.

JM Hanes

Janet:

"I used my name to keep me from posting long tirades sprinkled with curse words....I still do that sometimes, but I have to own it."

I chose my own name for exactly the same reason! Anonymity is real double-edged internet sword. I did switch to using initials instead of my first name. At first, I just wanted a gender neutral screen name, but at this point, I feel like my initials make it at least slightly more difficult to nail down my name and address. I doubt it would be terribly difficult to connect those dots, so it's sort of like the locks on doors and windows which discourage casual intruders and pose no challenge to professional thieves.

I must admit though, that I look at other folks' inventive choices with a certain amount of envy, and as a would-be non-compliant type ironically end up chafing against my own self-imposed discipline.

Some Guy

The MSM pundits believe O will win with the same faith that democrats believed the Stimulus would work.

As long as you can simultaneously ignore history, economics, human behavior, and common sense, it's easy.

Sue

Rocco

Even scarier was he had my email and sent me personal threats. I admit I was kind of freaked at first until I realized he was an idiot. Which is how he got his nickname. Scarry Larry.

jimmyk

I needed anonymity, or at least plausible deniability, because where I used to work it was against policy to "publish" anything political or controversial. I was too lazy to come up with anything clever, so I just adopted the nickname that Mrs. K and a few others used on occasion.

caro

National Results
Romney/Obama % Popular Vote: R 54/ D 45
Electoral College Vote Totals: R 353 / D 185
Total Turnout (% of RVs): 59% 

Xtra Credit for Turnout by Party Affiliation: D 33 / R 36 / I-O 31

Battleground States - Romney/Obama %

Colorado: R 51 / D 48
Florida: R 53.5 / D 45.5
Iowa: R 49.5 / D 47.5
Ohio: R 52 / D 47
Michigan: R 50 / D 48
Nevada: R 51 / D 48
New Hampshire: R 52 / D 49
North Carolina: R 54.5 / D 44
Pennsylvania: R 51 / D 48
Virginia: R 51.5 / D 47.5
Wisconsin: R 51 / D 48
Senate: Republican control with 53 seats.

Long shot flip: New Mexico: 42/41

Frau Wahlzettel

Via Insty - David Mamet's message to Jewish voters.
LUN

caro

whoops

centralcal

Hhhmmm - looking for omens. Here is a potential one from Ed Henry via Greta:

In a nostalgic move, President Obama is going to be joined on Air Force One Monday by former aides Robert Gibbs and Reggie Love, according to a campaign official

The official noted the President has already said that win or lose this will be his last campaign — no comeback in 2016 if he fails this time. So the President wants some of the people who were with him at the beginning around for the last hours of his last campaign.

Nostalgic?

Frau Wahlzettel

"In a nostalgic move, President Obama is going to be joined on Air Force One Monday by former aides Robert Gibbs and Reggie Love, according to a campaign official "

Will the staff be required to wear blindfolds?

Jane - Mock the Media!

Is there any doubt that if Obama gets re-elected he will be impeached?

Yeah, I know. It's racist.

Jane - Mock the Media!

Accd to Megyn Kelly Paul Krugman says anyone who doesn't recognize this will be a landslide for Obama is dishonest or lazy. He demands people stop saying anything else.

Captain Hate

So their confidence seems more like just trash talk by sports fans rather than anything rational.

Anything less than an absolute landslide they will call "cheating". They are some of the most dishonest people on the planet and are incapable of admitting that their candidate is a horrendously substandard choice for President. He is an unintelligent, arrogant, self-centered lazy bum with severe emotional issues who should have never attained any elected office. He is and will remain a permanent stain on the country.

caro

from Mamet:

Please remember that we have the secret ballot and, should you, on reflection, vote in secret for a candidate you would not endorse in public, you will not be alone.

This is why I am so optimistic.

boris

The Benghazi story and Krugman are examples of postmodern left reality disconnect. They really are a Cargo Cult.

Rocco

Sue

I don't blame you, I was nervous just posting on his website. You must have really hit a nerve for him to threaten you like that. I'm proud of you. Boy I miss those days!

rse

CH-I think it is more than that. There is a real sense of "people like us Should be in charge."

The "we are the elite" attitude.

Sue

Rocco

He insisted I was a man. Told me he had proof. I knew then he was nothing to worry about. And he disliked Kim and Top as much as me. We tagged teamed him.

derwill

Apparently Krugman doesn't believe in all the polls that are showing the race to be dead even. But I thought we wingers were being stupid heads for questioning the polls.

caro

Re Benghazi, 20+ other Americans could have been killed at the annex. What then? Would the MFM be able to ignore the massacre?

BOzo just got lucky that the death toll was four.

Sue

Kindle doesn't recognize scary as the correct spelling.

Captain Hate

Yes rse, but I think they will do whatever they can to invalidate a Romney win, particularly if it's close.

I've always valued anonymity on the innerwebz and try to keep it separate from "real life" even though what I post here are my true opinions.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Accd to Megyn Kelly Paul Krugman says anyone who doesn't recognize this will be a landslide for Obama is dishonest or lazy.--

So what will it make Pauly if Romney wins?

caro

derwill, have you heard of an Armageddon-type fortress built in the mountains near McCall? NE a few miles?

Sandy Daze

Out of the blue: we're in noon Mass and Mrs Daze leans over and sez, "gosh that man looks just like Rick Santorum." Since we're not in PA but in VA, we thought to ourselves, 'wow, I bet he hears that a lot,' i.e. looking like Rick S, but it surely cannot be him...

Well, it was him. Mrs D, as a EMHC, gave him the cup. He attended with about four or so of his older children. I asked his daughter what was up and she was very nonchalant saying her dad was doing some campaign thing nearby. Her older brother had the weekend off from college, a small military college in Charleston, South Carolina.

Had the opportunity to shake RS's hand, thanking him for his principled positions and telling him that he is a light to many, that even though plans don't always work out as we might want, it does not mean that the plan is not working out as intended... he seemed appreciative.
~~

BTW - there was a car in the church parking lot with an O-B bumpersticker. Saw it as we pulled in, so on the way in to Mass, I slipped a leaflet under the windshield wiper:

Hi Friend,
I just wanted to let you know that some knucklehead vandalized your car by slapping an Obama sticker on it.
The last thing you want is to be driving around all day looking like an idiot.
Take care, a good Samaritan

I did not recognize the car, but as we were getting ready to leave, we saw the folks get in. Much to our surprise it was an older couple which routinely participate in Mass as EMHC ! We, Mrs D, Windy D & I were very surprised. Perhaps they should read this:
Quietly, Catholic bishops draw a stark choice for the faithful between Romney-Obama
becasue it seems that they are supporting intrinsic evil. How they square support for O-B with their faith I don't know.

As Philadelphia's Archbishop Charles Chaput said, the Catholic Church is not telling Catholics whom to vote for, just to "to make sure that they're Catholic prior to being Democrat or Republican."

The archbishop said, "We do believe in the separation of church and state. But we don't believe in the separation of faith from political life. It's very important for Catholics to make distinctions when voting that they never support intrinsic evils like abortion, which is evil in all circumstances.

Another Bob

Re. 'Barney Miller': My late father was a detective in a big-city department for many years.

'Barney Miller' was the *only* cop show he'd watch. Was the closest thing to real-life on TV.

He didn't laugh much, but the episode where Kogan "bopped" a councilman on the head with a nightstick during a riot at the station house caused him to pour tears laughing.

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