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November 06, 2018

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mockmook

Furtest?

henry

TM, that does make sense. The idea that some guy enjoys flashing is odd, i hope that guy got help from the mental health people.

Extraneus

We had a couple of flashers in my dorm complex. All it took were a few drinks and half a quaalude. And of course, everyone remembers flashers running across football fields in the 80s and 90s.

What that has to do with the Supreme Court is still a mystery, though, since they all probably grew out of it and became responsible citizens just like the rest of us former reprobates.

Bernardo de la paZ

Well they memory holed the Hilton arms yearbook.

Captain Hate

Willowed

Holy shit the polls were crowded! I have no idea what that means because we're in a big time commiecrat area but there are surely some closet MAGAs also.

rich

the dems digging up high school and college yearbooks ... good grief.

Bernardo de la paZ


Oh never mind:

https://mobile.twitter.com/greggnunziata/status/1059655780989841408

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

An hour to vote here. It is usually 10 minutes during midterms. Yikes!

JMHanes

jimmyk:

"Remarkably the woman ahead of me in line was also a Republican, what are the odds of that on the UWS?"

As far as I know, those odds would be slim to 1.

Anybody who wants to see how Trump's endorsees are doing when the votes start coming in can find the list on the first page of the previous (Away We Go!) thread, about 3/4s of the way down.

Via Instapundit, the New York Post has a few key races they are watching, listed in order of poll closing times.

Clarice Feldman

The Kavanaugh stunt, I predict, was a major miscalculation.

JMHanes

Actually, jimmy, I guess that would be slim to two, unless the woman looked a lot like me but had black/gray hair.

rich

everyone is horrified that the dumbshit they did as a 16 year old will be used against them ... and not just that but dumbshit you didn't do.

Beasts of England

I've been scanning multiple comments sections for turnout reporting. Seems to be yuge all around. Color me confident. 😎

Miss Marple


Larry Schweikart
‏ @LarrySchweikart
2h2 hours ago

Hearing two busses near TX border stopped with "Beto" signs, full of illegals, each had $100 and were headed to the polls.

Jane

I'm getting ready for my election night (Ok late afternoon) cocktail party. I wish Caro was here to run out and scream "Futures are down 800 points!"

rich

and for Another Bob's comment on HQ2 ... Maryland was never in serious consideration. Very clearly demographics ... your could probably rate the most likely to least likely by demographics (ie white + asian as % of population).

rich

all the markets are up modestly by-and-by ... an 800 point cartering would be my trollish predictions coming true.

hrtshpdbox

That NY Post article that JMHanes linked to is a good races-to-watch guide.

Jane

Rich,

That was the dems prediction in 2016 if Trump won. It was early enough in the night where we took it as a sign.

Jane

Rush says that when democrats complain about voting problems in highly democrat districts it means things are not going the way they hoped.

PDinDetroit

Newspaper reporter fired after profane voicemail to candidate

This was about that VM left for John James, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. John James is great and would be a great replacement for Stab-me-now.

rich

Posted by: Jane | November 06, 2018 at 01:49 PM

had forgotten about that ... should probably look over the 2016 comments here because i'm pretty sure i was awake when the election was called.

Jane

It was called at 2:00 AM, Rich.

Porchlight

Thank you for that NYPost link and for the list of endorsements, JMH!

Extraneus

MSNBC Contributor: Georgia Can Prove It’s Not Stuck in Civil War by Voting for Abrams

That's what they think of Southerners.

lyle

Has Beta considered drowning a woman to enhance his political fortunes?

JMHanes

Voting looked pretty typical here, a steady line, not long, with only about a 5-10 minute wait between ballot and booth. If the vote total gets to 1,000 I'll consider it a banner day. It's more like to hover around 700, in a pretty solid Republican district, much to the annoyance of a couple of my ex-in-laws. I was thinking I had a lot of elderly neighbors. Then it struck me.

We had 7 referenda on (state) constitutional amendments, a trend I'm not enthusiastic about, when it comes to things like specifying tax rates! I did, however, vote yes on the amendment "protecting the right of the people to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife." I'd have voted for one outlawing civil asset forfeiture, if it were on the menu. Unfortunately not.

lyle

In case anyone was unaware, the D candidate for guv in my home state is—please be seated—a Native American woman. No word on her sexual preferences but one can only hope she knows how close she is to Prog Nirvana Identity Trifecta.

JMHanes

Here in my county, we only had to state an address which matched the one in the registration record. I did vote for the amendment requiring photo-ID to vote in person, and another one which strengthened protection for victims and established certain victims' rights.

Porchlight

Arizona looking good:

The AZ Data Guru
@Garrett_Archer
23m23 minutes ago

.@SecretaryReagan Early ballot update for Election Day: 1.63MM in. (75%- 76% est.) Parties: GOP 41.2% DEM 34% OTH 24.1% (+7.2R). Women are estimated at 51.3% of the electorate. Median age hold at 61, average down to 57.9.

10:51 AM - 6 Nov 2018

Bernardo de la paZ

The tax cap amendment was important but the one that got the most attention was the casino monopoly #3, and the democratic monopoly #4

daddy on iPad

Good Morning!

Gorgeous day for voting in the Bay area. I'm on a Used book run to Moe's in Berkeley on the Bart System. Couldn't be any more gorgeous. Voting literature left on the seat I'm sitting on says "Vote for Cat Brooks for Mayor of Oakland." Literature says she supports the Homeless, the Teachers Ubion, and True Sanctuary for All People.

lyle

Biden has apparently been quoted as saying he will be “dumbfounded” if the Ds don’t take the House.

Gee, Joe, don’t you have an unfair start on the first syllable of that word?
[Heh. TM]

Porchlight

Early voting update. Florida looking good. This dude has been tracking all the early voting with twice daily updates. Graph at the link.

au ng
@athein1

FL EV update 10am 11/6 --- Not much change from 730 am update. D lead at 22.7k due to more absentees trickling in. In '16 same day, D lead was 96k yet Trump won by 113k. So Rs have 282k of cushion. Rs usually win ED. FL is a lock. Go vote RED. #RedWave2018

8:46 AM - 6 Nov 2018

https://twitter.com/athein1/status/1059849566944550912

Bernardo de la paZ

That's why I dubbed him the salon of scranton, ironically

Jack is Back!

daddy,

If you are riding BART these days, did you bring your own toliet paper with you?

Frau  Lehrerin a.D.

Hahahahahahahaha! The article doesn't even mention the harm done by eliminating dodgeball from public schools.

Just like BHO and his troll, Common Core sucks.

http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/05/9-years-common-core-test-scores-indoctrination/

daddy on iPad

Had an unusual problem last night due to a main tank fuel gage going inoperative before engine start in Osaka. That mandated a procedure where I had to start all 3 engines, and then had to manually enter into the on board Flight Computer the suspected amount of gas on board. I did that, entering 217,300 lbs. Somehow that number did not migrate into the co-pilots slaved flight computer and after takeoff in cruise we discovered his computer thought there was 14,000 less pounds of gas on board, generating different airspeeds to fly. We had to verify which was correct and bias towards the proper airspeeds which happened to be mine. interesting detective work, and the split in airspeeds caused a large reduction in possible cruise speeds so flight was an extra 45 minutes long. Lot of head scratching going on but we got in safely.

Tom Maguire
Hey, that worked. Yay! I'm out of Typhuspad prison.

OK, Buford's back and better than ever!

daddy on iPad

hi Jack. no TP on my person, but Moe's lets paying customers use their head. listening to a very staticky Rush Limbaugh broadcast (hour 3) and am interested in seeing whats going on on Sproul Plaza on Campus when I walk to Telegraph about 30 minutes from now.

sbw1

Test login on JOM and w/ Safari puts sbw1 in the fields at the bottom but doesn’t show me logged in. Still asks me to sign in w/ Typepad.

Jane

Glad you are safe Daddy!

Bernardi Dr la paz

This is vekakte software.

Bernardo de la paZ

By that I mean, if the demogorgon can bet through, but not the wisest and wittiest then its dark magic indeed.

Extraneus

ASIA BIBI’S HUSBAND BEGS TRUMP FOR ASYLUM AS FEARS FOR HER SAFETY PERSIST

In a brief video message seen by Reuters, Ashiq Masih also begged Canada and the U.K. to consider opening their doors to the persecuted mother of five, who is now believed to be living in terror at an undisclosed location in Pakistan.

“I am requesting the President of the United States Donald Trump to help us exit from Pakistan,” Masih reportedly said. “I also request the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to help us, I also request the Prime Minister of Canada.”

Asia Bibi was acquitted last week by the Supreme Court of Pakistan of allegedly insulting Mohammed in 2009, which is a capital offense in Pakistan. She was accused of the crime by Muslim women from her small rural village outside of Lahore, Pakistan, who allegedly claimed she mocked Islam and its prophet during a quarrel over a cup of water.

When the other women refused to drink after her, saying that her faith had made the cup “unclean,” Bibi claimed to have responded, “I’m not going to convert. I believe in my religion and in Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for the sins of mankind. What did your Prophet Mohammed ever do to save mankind? And why should it be me that converts instead of you?”

Within days, Bibi was set upon by a mob of enraged Muslims, who beat her viciously and brought her before the village cleric, who demanded she convert to Islam or be killed. Bibi, a Roman Catholic whose family was the only Christian one in her village, refused, but begged for mercy. Pakistani police escorted her to prison, and she was eventually charged with the crime. She remained on death row in a windowless, 8-by-10-foot cell in Lahore for nearly a decade.

Miss Marple

text from my friend watching Fox Business:

"OMG! Fox Business guy showing voting lines in Carmel now - one place 4 lines each 20 people deep at 3PM!"

Sue

MM,

What does that mean?

Threadkiller

Somehow that number did not migrate into the co-pilots slaved flight computer

Typepad at 30,000 Feet!

Clarice Feldman

Well, my husband drove us both to the polls. He wrote me in for the pretend Senate and House races and I wrote him in for the ANC (neighborhood) council slot.He'll have the worst of it if we both win.

Tom R

My predictions are House: GOP 230, Senate: GOP 55 and the good guys win all the races in the JOM competition.

Someone play Devil's advocate and answer this question from the Democrat perspective. What factors are driving the Democrats enthusiasm to vote? If they are hardcore Marxist FULL COMMIE types then hatred of their country is an obvious factor. Aside from that I am having a hard time figuring out what other factors there are that are making Democrats enthusiastic voters this year. I would think the huge success of Trump's MAGA agenda especially in terms of economic performance would cause a sense of hopelessness/despair in the Democrats voters who know their policies can not create that level of prosperity.

Miss Marple

Sue,

Sorry, should have explained. Carmel is a suburb north of Indianapolis. Heavy GOP, as is my former area to the south, where my sister had a 40-minute wait at an early voting site.

Bodes well for Donnelly being tossed out.

Porchlight

Hey, that worked. Yay! I'm out of Typhuspad prison.

Buford, congrats - what did you do to fix it? I'm so sorry, I can't keep up today.

Miss Marple

Is this a sign? Photo at link:

A rare white reindeer was recently spotted near Mala, Sweden. pic.twitter.com/pThfzNK9m9

— Back To Nature (@backt0nature) October 23, 2018
Porchlight

Aside from that I am having a hard time figuring out what other factors there are that are making Democrats enthusiastic voters this year.

ORANGE MAN BAD

There you go. That's the whole story.

Extraneus

Miss BumBum contestants get into fight over fake butt accusations

The eye-popping scenes unfolded on Monday shortly after Ellen Santana was crowned the winner for Miss BumBum 2018.

The 31-year-old model and dancer was representing the northern Brazilian state of Rondônia in the competition. But moments after she was declared the winner, she was physically stripped of her winner’s sash by fellow contestant Aline Uva from Rio Grande Do Sul, in the south of Brazil.

Uva, a 27-year-old massage therapist, was heard shouting that the competition was a farce and claiming that the winner’s butt was surgically enhanced.

She added: “I fulfilled all the rules of the game, my butt is real, but her butt is plastic!”

Pics at the link. :-)

Threadkiller

Humble Hannity is taking partial credit for the midterm success in '94.

Elliott sans avatar

Good turnout in Ohio.

Porchlight

Long polling lines at my workplace today.

I'm standing at a desk today watching hundreds of well-fed, presumably liberal, environmentally-minded Beto voters walk past a discarded campaign leaflet on the floor without even glancing at it, let alone picking it up.

Here's what's really funny: they opened our polling location to take some of the load off the other campus polling location. Our line is 1 hour and 40 minutes long. The other location has a 20 minute line.

But I'm not telling any of these goofs. LOL.

Pinandpuller

You can't yell "penis" in a crowded frat party.

Eye Doctor .

Deep State Hits the Streets: Comey Posts Photo of Himself Before Stumping for Democrats
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/11/deep-state-hits-the-streets-comey-posts-photo-of-himself-before-stumping-for-democrats/

Threadkiller

Ext:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YjC0vMIrOAk

Sue

MM,

That’s good. Just saw where the ev is high around Indianapolis presumably democrat territory.

Bernardo de la paZ

Not a proper allocation of resources, I don't think.

Dave (in MA)

Inordinately pale trash panda, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/animalkind/2018/11/06/memphis-albino-raccoon-found-collierville-released-meeman-shelby-forest/1902095002/

MoodyBlu

We (wife and me) hit our precinct at noon. We were #428, 429 for the day and the only voters there with 5 poll workers.

We live in Centre County, PA (Penn State home). This county is typically liberal because of the college and will vote the bearded commie Wolf as Governor and the brain dead Casey back as Senator. I need the rest of the country to pick me up.

Porchlight

I have a few bets down. One is Braun to win, and another is for IN to be the Senate race with the closest margin.

Extraneus

And also in Brazilian news...

Bolsonaro’s Sons Troll Liberal Media Causing Meltdown — After Wearing Pro-Mossad and IDF T-Shirts in Public

(Click to open.)

Miss Marple

Sue,

It;'s not quite like other big cities.Marion County (Indianapolis) has nine townships. The center one (Center Township) is heavily democrat. The eight surrounding ones are more mixed, with 2 being 50-50 and 6 being majority Republican. For example, we had a GOP mayor a few years ago, and the current dem mayor only got in on Obama's coattails.

Early voting has been high all over the state, with registered GOP voters leading by a country mile.

Pinandpuller

#nevertrump is caudal.

GUS

Biden then said........3 letters V O T............

Dumber than TAMPAX LITE.

Dave (in MA)
co-pilots slaved flight computer
I'm surprised that terminology is still allowed anymore. More than 25 years ago the big famous defunct Cambridge software company I was working at scrapped (at great expense) one of the off-the-shelf HR systems because it used "master" and "slave" to describe the interoperability of some of its components. It's still out there in software engineering literature, for example, https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/ssw_aix_71/com.ibm.aix.genprogc/master_slave_model.htm
DrJ

daddy (and Kev),

How is the book scene in Berkeley these days? It used to be one thing I loved about the town.

I know that Cody's, Shakespeare and Black Oak all have closed. Moe's still seems to be around. Any new entrants? Or has the Internet pretty much killed it all?

GUS

I heard they were changing it from BART to SHART.

Pinandpuller

Mass ballots give candidates addresses?

Extraneus

Election Day’s Top Trending Google Search: ‘Where to Vote’ in Spanish

According to a report from The Hill, the top trending Google search on election day was “Dónde votar,” Spanish for “where to vote.” According to Google, the search term increased 3,350 percent today.
Porchlight

Lol, TomD. I think you are on the wrong blog.

Bernardi Dr la paz

So they can't even properly Google, is clem Kaine doing the search criteria.

Dave Seville

--Bolsonaro’s Sons Troll Liberal Media Causing Meltdown — After Wearing Pro-Mossad and IDF T-Shirts in Public--

Clearly he and his sons will be totally responsible for any anti-Semitic acts committed in Brazil.

jimmyk

Breakdown of scanning machines was not just at my polling place on the UWS:

https://twitter.com/wallerABC7/status/1059855041270632448

Amazing what Trump is able to do to tamper with the election.

jimmyk

the search term increased 3,350 percent today

3,350 percent compared to what? Yesterday when no one was actually trying to vote?

anonamom

Another report of big turnout from a friend in central Michigan.
Go John James go!

daddy on iPad

Sproul Plaza on the Cal Berkeley campus looks about normal. very festive athmosphere, multiple groups of guitar players acattered around and probably 50 of the little portable tables set up advertising all the Campus groups: Free Palestine, End Apartheid, Chinese Student Coalition, LGBTQ, Muslim this and that, etc. One group advertises "hug a dog", with a few pups for you to come up and get emotional succor from. Few guys in red on the Student Union steps handing out "Progressive Voting Guides." No sign so far of Antifa Thugs or Police, but the day is young. On to Moe's!

Porchlight

Lots more great news from FL from a guy who pegged it on Election Day 2016:

Here's one update (Collier County) but try the second link and look at all his updates.

https://twitter.com/OBgynFl/status/1059908941793107968

https://twitter.com/OBgynFl

Pinandpuller

The only thing I recognize about Ezra Klein other than his name is he's a fecking idiot.

Pinandpuller

For $50 you can adopt a Homeless Berkeley Wretch as long as you promise to clean up after him and keep him from biting the mailman.

Porchlight

Makes sense to me:

Clarice Feldman

jimmyk. smartass.

Porchlight

Sorry for cutoff: the last word of the first twitter comment in above screen grab is "ratios."

jimmyk

Clarice, I'm just disappointed that my memo to the Hispanic community about voting day being yesterday seems not to have had any impact.

henry

Porch, nobody in Collier County works. They are all retired.

Pinandpuller

Vote while you still can Jimmy

Don't you knock on doors at 4AM?

Pinandpuller

Hey did Barak fill out his brackets?

GUS

You mean Barak Hussein.

James D.

Why isn’t Comey in prison, or at least out on bail and awaiting trial?

GUS

Looks like Jimmy "the Weasel" Comey is dying his hair.

Why aren't they wearing their POOOOOOSY hats???

Miss Marple

Just texted with my grandson, the IU senior who is early graduating December 15.

He wanted to know if I voted for Braun. HA! As if I would have voted for Donnelly. Being as how he is on a campus he wasn't sure about things. He voted STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN!! Those years of babysitting paid off for me!

I gave him all the info I had on who was leading in the Senate, as he was nervous we would keep it (as I said, he's on a campus with crappy information).

Told him he could call me for updates, as I would be up late.

Known family vote totals so far:

Republican, me, 2 sisters, my son, my grandson, my Marine BIL: total 6

Democrat: daughter (if she makes it to the polling place today), 1 sister, brother & wife (union guy): total 4

pagar, a bacon, ham and sausage supporter

James D. has the question of the day at 04:08.

Tom R

Best non-election related news so far today.

https://www.al.com/auburnfootball/2018/11/auburn-ad-allen-greene-gus-malzahn-is-our-coach-of-the-future.html

Bernardi Dr la paz

Looking good:


https://mobile.twitter.com/Peoples_Pundit/status/1059911380088905729

Eye Doctor .

Jello boy

Does Comey strike you as someone who is worried?

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