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November 03, 2008

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cboldt

My mom is voting for Hobama because she thinkshe will send her a check, lower her property taxes, and lower her utility bills.

I know, I know...I'm a failure.

tumbo

Obama with very little time in Congress has shown us how to lead the world..........A country that changed...determination of American voters..........

centralcal

I confess to being a thief today.

I "stole" the lovely flag wallpaper at National Review Online and put it on my home and my office computers.

It helps keep me in the right mood today (the flag, not the stealing).

Walter

Just caught my polling place on CNN. In the background you can see the state rep candidate for whom we had the bonfire Sunday.

My favorite comment in line was made by an 80-year old woman: "I voted the first time for Roosevelt. I didn't know any better then."

jean

Clarice could view this as a money making opportunity.She could open a B&B for first time lady protesters.A place for women of a certain age,who would like a safe haven during their first protest

PeterUK

"Clarice could view this as a money making opportunity.She could open a B&B for first time lady protesters.A place for women of a certain age,who would like a safe haven during their first protest".

She could also give lessons in stick fighting.

bad

Clair McAsskill says if Hobama wins it is kumbaya time. Same thing if he loses.

BARF

clarice

PUK and I are already cornering the market in knobbed walking sticks (the better to kneecap the oppo).

Amused bystander

Well today is my birthday -- hope to get a nice present out of the voters this eve.

Eye-witness Report from Manhattan: Lines at the polls are HUGE, and I hear that it is the same in Brooklyn here. Never seen anything like this before. The makeup appears to be mostly AA's and liberal Obamabots -- there are noticeably a lot of young people in the mix un both groups.

And Oh the earnestness and alacrity in the air! One would think that they were voting for the commencement of the Renaissance or something. Horrid to behold.

Obamabots outnumber the AA's -- which you would expect in Manhattan. I would imagine that this is reversed in Brooklyn and the like.

I was out at 7AM: Around the block. Back out at 9: Even longer. A friend came in from Brooklyn and said that their were very long lines at 6:45.

Still, nothing to worry about from an EV point of view.

I think that we can safely say that both AA and the urban vote numbers will be a record.

Just FYI.

MayBee

and BHO is touted as having a chance on a promise of "New taxes."

But only on other people. Those rich people and corporations. Everyone else is getting a check in the mail.

clarice

Happy B-Day , AB. Another sign that the popular and EV pictures may once again diverge.

Jim Ryan

Beach Boys.

Bill in AZ

Obama spent a lot of time in the voting booth. Couldn't figure out how to vote "present".

Jim Ryan

Folks, nothing to see here. The lines in the morning are long because people were told the lines would be long, so they got there early like everyone else. At my local they were around the corner and down the block at 6am. By 9am they were down to their normal three people in length.

Jim Ryan

Obama spent a lot of time in the voting booth.

A voice in his heart, his conscience, said, "For once, do the right thing."

Jim Ryan

Crap. Voted for McKinney by mistake. Thought it said, "Whom do you definitely not want?"

Thomas Collins

See LUN for some Wildcat material for your radio gig, Jane.

By the way, there were only two Obama/Biden signs outside South Station in downtown Boston this morning. I would have thought there would be more enthusiasm for The One in Mass. Maybe they were all in NH working the Dixville Notch vote!

Pofarmer

she thinkshe will send her a check, lower her property taxes, and lower her utility bills.

Well, she'll probably get 1 out of 3. Too bad she's bass ackwards on the other 2.

Amused bystander

Thanks, Clarice. I am feeling hopeful about today for some reason -- just a feeliing.

Hope it is not just senility kicking in early.

in_awe

Light rain and cool in Southern California -long lines in The OC.

bad

Po

She will go ballistic when those taxes and utility bills don't go down.

PD

O: "But generally speaking, I tell the truth."

And the rest of the time?

And how do we tell the difference?

For what reason does any sane person running for office add "But generally speaking" to that sentence? For what reason would any sane person vote for him?

clarice

Well, I'm getting slightly better dealing with MT, but it really looks like my posts were done by a dipsomaniac.

bubarooni

hey charlie,

i lived in columbus for about two years working with one of the japanese companies out on i-65. a lovely and wealthy little town with two fortune 500 companies there.

it's night and day between there and bloomington. the university here skews everything so far left. there is actually someone running for city council in bloomington who wants to institute a 'county wide single payer health system'. they have imbibed deeply the socialist kool aid here and he'll probably win.

there is a tiny dry gulch that wends it's way thru the I.U. campus called the Jordan river. we like to refer to bloomington as Berkeley-on-the-Jordan.

clarice

Bill:"Obama spent a lot of time in the voting booth. Couldn't figure out how to vote "present"."

Nah--he was wide stancing it with Ayers and Farrakhan.

bad

lol clarice

clarice

bub, many decades ago one of my husband's frat brothers ran for president out of Bloomington and was indicted by the state atty genl for treason or something.

Pofarmer

She will go ballistic when those taxes and utility bills don't go down.

Oh, they'll go the opposite of down.

MayBee

Happy real birthday, AB.

Jane votes Joe The Plumber

I just voted - twice in fact. I screwed up my first ballot which was rejected by the machine so they had to mark me down as "idiot" and give me a second ballot. I wrote in Joe the Plumber for every unopposed democrat.

PD

we like to refer to bloomington as Berkeley-on-the-Jordan.

Here in Madison, we're "Berkeley of the midwest" or "People's Republic of Madison." Our common council is forever wasting time on stuff like voting to become a sister city of somewhere else in the world or whether to support Bush impeachment.

Turnout seems good here. My polling station opened at 7. I got there at 6:30, there was a line already. I was voter #80.

clarice

Madison? Hi, badger! Do you listen to my B-I-L Michael (Whadda Ya Know)Feldman?

Amused bystander

Thanks MayBee.

Sarah Joseph Ballard

Does anyone here get Atlanta local news? There are reports of low turnout in urban Atlanta (which would be understandable, given the early voting numbers). I'm curious as to local reports.

Charlie (Colorado)

Well, I'm getting slightly better dealing with MT, but it really looks like my posts were done by a dipsomaniac.

Must.

Resist.

Setup.

MayBee

My husband just left to vote. He's going to call me if the lines are long (I hope they are not. It's rainy here today).
I'll go around 10 with all the retirees, and probably just before Chuck Todd calls the election for Obama.

LJM

The face of things to come... Chuck Schumer is on tv touting the fairness doctrine comparing partsinship in broadcasting to porn.

Jane votes Joe The Plumber

Chuck Schumer is on tv touting the fairness doctrine comparing partsinship in broadcasting to porn.

He had the most perverted grin on his face while he was saying it too.

hit and run

Go Vote, I say.

glenda waggoner

Happy Birthday, AB--you are in good company with Laura Bush!

Clarice--I feel good that you will not have to start-up the self-defense school, just yet. Though, if the 3,000,000 polls are right, I will have to go to work...along with the rest of the world that worked hard, saved their money, paid their house off, invested carefully for it to be taken away by a socialist!

PeterUK

"He had the most perverted grin on his face while he was saying it too."

Were his hands visible?

Porchlight

Happy birthday, AB! I hope it turns out just the way you want it to.

If you all will forgive me I'm going to make one more plug for the Malstrom piece. It is a terrific read and a great morale booster.
Obama is Toast

Jim Ryan

I give up Charlie. What's the zinger?

LJM

It's unnerving.

Clyde

For Sarah Palin:

I - I love the colorful clothes she wears,
And she's already workin' on my brain,
I - I only looked in her eyes,
But I picked up something I just can't explain.

I'm pickin' up good vibrations,
She's givin' me excitations.
Good, good, good -- good vibrations...

(The Brian Wilson Smile version, natch!)

clarice

Schumer was probably "ridin' dirty" with the microphone again, Jane.
Charlie--You MUST.(I wish you were going to be three with me so that i could master that darn formatting,Chaco.)

MayBee

Ah well. My husband just called and he's done voting already. I'm going to go now and cancel his O vote out.

Jim Ryan

It can't be "That's because they were.", can it? Clarice is as lucid as they come.

clarice

Thnx,Jim--lucid maybe--well-typed (alas)never.

Porchlight

Heh, MayBee. My parents have canceled out each other's for most of the last 40 years, and my husband and I are carrying on the tradition.

Porchlight

**each other's vote***

Clyde

Is it just me, or does Schumer kind of remind you of O'Reilly's evil twin?

LJM

If nothing else comes from this, I am hoping that Bill Ayers will be rooted out and exposed by the media for the slime ball that he is. That may be too much to hope for as the media would be more likely to glorify the guy. I'm hopeful. I just can't believe this guy and his horrible wife are walking around free and have any legitimate influence in society.

LJM

Schumer as O'reilly's evil twin. LOL

Jane votes Joe The Plumber

From Don Surber:

Karl Rove predicts the Electoral College outcome.

It will be a short night, according to Rove: Democrat Barack Obama 338, Republican John McCain 200.

LUN

Sorry to bum you out.

hit and run

Porchlight, you're walking a very fine line there.

"Obama is Toast" is 49.9% potentially racist. "Burnt Toast" would push it over that line.

Amused bystander

Glenda: Yes, Well I proud to share it with Mrs. Bush as I am quite a fan of hers. We could all learn a bit from her gracious, dignified and stalwart example. One of the best first ladies to ever grace the WH, IMO, and poorly served by Left and their baboons in the media. The whole sick lot should be ashamed of themselves. Both she and her husband will be treated much more kindly by history should the Republic survive.

You know, it is also Will Rodgers's BD too -- how we could use him now.

I was poking around, and I found that it is also the BD of Comrade Cronkite...Oh well, can't have everything.

clarice

I believe that Rove's map is no more than his calculation of the average of the polls.
But if it were his prediction remember he predicted a Rep win in 2006.

Jane votes Joe The Plumber

Happy Birthday AB!

PeterUK

"It will be a short night, according to Rove: Democrat Barack Obama 338, Republican John McCain 200."

I'd hate to see Harare on the Potomac.

hit and run

Porchlight, you're walking a very fine line there.

"Obama is Toast" is 49.9% potentially racist. "Burnt Toast" would push it over that line.

Jim Ryan

Secretary of State Bill Ayers
Supreme Court Justice Cornell West
Attorney General Lynne Stewart

Come on, help me out here people....

PeterUK

""Obama is Toast" is 49.9% potentially racist. "Burnt Toast" would push it over that line."

Milquetoast.

Jim Ryan

Sorry I meant Secretary of Education Bill Ayers.

Sec State is still unfilled...

Porchlight

If it was Kerry it would be French toat.

Obama: bruschetta with arugula

Porchlight

**toast**

What is my problem today?

Amused bystander

That rove map is just an average of polls that are out there. It is not his estimate or opinion. I do not know what Rove is upto with this.

There are those of us who think Rove is the "Obi Wan" source over at the NRO. [S]he has a much better opinion of M/P chances.

Perhaps Rove is staying out of it, at least publicly, for fear of hurting the GOP's chances lest he be associated with M/P
(or maybe he is just anticipating the gulag).

Let us not get discouraged by this poll averaging.

Extraneus

Hey Porchlight, you're a librarian, right? That's two good reads in two days. I'm going with your recommendations from now on.

bad

Andy McCarthy on guilt by association hypocricy from Khalidi. LUN

hit and run

The Rove map is becoming for me like the Berg case became for Clarice.

LJM

I went back and read some of the comments on Tom's link above. There was some discussion about Jack Cashill's Ayers/Obama connection theory. I noticed in the San Fran article posted above that BHO used a nautical metaphor "trim my sails."

As you may recall Cashill attributed the use of nautical metaphor in "Dreams" to Ayers.

Amused bystander

Thanks, Jane.

Amused bystander

Hit: Well just so you don't hit any innocent bystanders (amused or not).

PeterUK

"I noticed in the San Fran article posted above that BHO used a nautical metaphor "trim my sails."

Well,it isn't a phrase that a community organiser would use on the streets of Chicago.

"Wa he say bro?"

"Dunno,somtin about cutting prices".

centralcal

Chuckie Todd over at PMS-NBC gets to use the Greek columns from Obama's convention night. (okay, maybe they aren't the exact same ones, but dang near!)

LUN

Porchlight

Yes, Extraneus, and thank you, but I'm a bit down on my profession these days. You're considered a pariah if your politics are anywhere to the right of Hillary Clinton's, and the younger generation of librarians are if anything even further to the left. Some of them describe themselves as "librarian activists" and campaign openly for leftist politics within the profession.

bad

BHO used a nautical metaphor "trim my sails."

Hobama had been ordered by Ayers to sound masculine. People were talkin'... So Dohrn gave him a list of phrases to add to raise his man quotient.

Elliott

Happy birthday, AB!

Again, Karl Rove is not predicting anything. His map is entirely dependent on public polling.

Jim Ryan

Goldberg:

...nothing prepared the country for some of former Vice President Biden's comments while in office. Early on, when he told the Russian foreign minister he'd "rather punch a nun in the throat" than cooperate on an Iranian nuclear deal, the Obama administration knew they had a problem on their hands.

PeterUK

"BHO used a nautical metaphor "trim my sails."

Hobama had been ordered by Ayers to sound masculine."

So we can expect,
"Shiver me timbers".
"Ah Jim Lad"
"Splice the mainbrace"
"Man overboard"
"Pieces of eight,pieces of eight"
"Who's a pretty boy then?"

Amused bystander

"trim my sails" The phrase of a poseur, beyond a doubt. Never has trimmed a sail in his life, I'd bet. Does he think the "ruling class" still talks like this?

I tell you, this election has just destroyed my patience with "liberal-speak" and all their vapid metaphors. (This is awkward for a New Yorker, let me tell you.)

This is sort of metaphor is straight out of the 1930's, which is what this election is all about. The Dem's really want to return to the days of FDR. Literally.

Mass senility laced with nostalgia.

Jim Ryan

Hobama had been ordered by Ayers to sound masculine.

And to start using nautical metaphors as much as possible now.

Amused bystander

Thanks Elliot. Better steer clear of Hit on the Rove stuff (just kidding).

Amused bystander

Jim:P lol.

Amused bystander

Jim:P=JimR:

SunnyDay

Today's verse:

...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Is 40:31 NIV

can't find my King James version - it's much more poetic - but this will do.

SunnyDay

:P means you are sticking your tongue out.

clarice

It's raining in Philly, Cleveland and Northern Va, all blue blue areas.

You're welcome,
Gaia

SunnyDay

Rain has stopped here. Pray harder.

clarice

I do not understand this:

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Jim Ryan

O: "Bill? Did you read the article? The nautical metaphors! Jesus, Bill!"

A: "Crap. Okay, calm down. Crap! Okay, look. Start using nautical metaphors. A lot. Not too much! But use 'em."

O: "Bill, I'm freakin' out. I didn't even understand a lot of what you wrote for chrissakes."

A: "Do you know 'cut of his jib', for example? How about 'Arrgh!!'...Hello?"

hit and run

Yes, indeed, happy birthday AB!

Make that wish when you blow out your candles.

MayBee

OK, I voted and it was fast. They had a table with pink provisional ballots in the center of the room, and signs explaining them. That's good.

California sends out a fantastic election guide with all proposals, the pros and cons written by supporters, the rebuttals to the pros and cons, and the actual language. It made it really easy to vote quickly, because I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

My Dem Congressnostril was running unopposed, but I suspect he won't find much to investigate in this next administration.

LJM

The San Fran interview was in January. I'm not sure when Cashill first asserted his theory. I read somewhere that Moby Dick was one of BHO's favorite books. Maybe that explains everything.

Not to get to far ahead of myself I'm looking forward to hearing how BHO works "shiver me timbers" into the State of the Union address.

Amused bystander

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles;
they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.

(King James Version)

matt

the only image that comes to mind with Obama's statement is of Danny in Caddyshack at the yacht club, wearing his blue blazer and captain's hat.......just like Judge Smails.....

Amused bystander

Hit: thanks again.

JimR: Too funny (and Just so)

A: "Didn't you ever watch Gilligan's Island?
O: I was 8 years old then and...er...umm...
A: Oh for the love of Pete...

peter

Secretary of State Bill Ayers
Supreme Court Justice Cornell West
Attorney General Lynne Stewart

Come on, help me out here people....\

Aunt Esther for First Lady

centralcal

Another great verse, Sunny and AB!

MayBee

DirecTV has an Election Mix channel today. 8 channels in 1 screen, I just toggle over the picture to choose which one's audio I want to here.

Talk about your porn.

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