Top Headline Comments 11-5-12

Happy Monday.

Florida election officials are busy demonstrating once again that they're barely competent. Lawsuits are ensuing.

Here's a noteworthy piece on negative advertising.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 06:55 AM



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1 Good Morning Morons. Today is Monday, November 05, 2012. On this day in 1605 Guy Fawkes and his band of dumb asses tried to blow up Parliament. But in his legacy they still celebrate his day today but not for the right reason. They celebrate him being drawn and quartered. Here dumb asses wear masks that supposedly look like him. They should be drawn and quartered. In lighter news Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 dollars for trying to vote in 1872. That would be the same as $1850 now if you trust the gov numbers.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:56 AM (YdQQY)

2 In case you missed it, the Dem-Commies get 4 extra hours in FL to try to steal election. Lawfare, it’s the name of the game.

http://is.gd/8Jz7kC

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:56 AM (YdQQY)

3 I'm positive that Obama belongs in Hawaii.


How's that?

Posted by: fluffy at November 05, 2012 06:57 AM (z9HTb)

4 Sandy is gone but another is on track for Wednesday.

http://is.gd/hgEtMj

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

5 CNN asshole attacks Christians for supporting Romney. The evil, it burns.

http://is.gd/doYkuu

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

6
My old ship is now at an end.

http://is.gd/pYIFLY

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:57 AM (YdQQY)

7 Get ready people, EPA plans huge surge in new regulations in the months between Romney win and shit-ass being booted out.

http://is.gd/oJqteO

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:58 AM (YdQQY)

8 NY is considering extending voting due to Sandy. Yes, it is bullshit but it will not effect the outcome of the election. NY is a guaranteed commie State.

http://is.gd/4CcDYA

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:58 AM (YdQQY)

9 Forget about the expiring Bush tax cuts which should be called the Commnie Tax increase asswipes. The other commie tax love known as the AMT is set to hit as well. But hey, this was supposed to be the tax on millionaires. Sound familiar?

http://is.gd/cV8dvq

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:58 AM (YdQQY)

10 Taylor Swift is not just a good looking babe, she is smart too.

http://is.gd/XgIT4g

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:59 AM (YdQQY)

11 The “recovery”. Keep in mind this is the government’s numbers

http://is.gd/2ZrPK2

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:59 AM (YdQQY)

12 Green Energy supported by “greens”. Not a chance. The greens are just what I have been saying for years. They are either communists or anarchists and support nothing. The new term is BANANA

http://is.gd/drVB40

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:59 AM (YdQQY)

13 Kindle Daily Deal:

Wonder Boys


A successful first novel made Grady Tripp a young star, and years later he still hasn’t grown up despite his professorship, estranged wife, and pregnant girlfriend. This satire of the permanent adolescence of the creative class is mordant, humane, and features characters as loveably flawed as any in American fiction.



And that’s it for Monday.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:00 AM (YdQQY)

14 Sandy is gone but another is on track for Wednesday.

Yeah, I've been watching that. Due to global warming it may just hit my area as an eight inch snowfall. In the first week of November, for crying out loud.

Usually our snow period is from mid Dec. to mid Feb.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:00 AM (feFL6)

15 My old ship is now at an end.

I was never assigned to her but my RAG squadron did some pilot training. Floating history.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:02 AM (3Y7RV)

16 One day to go and still clinging to a thin shred of hope in the common sense of the American people...

Posted by: Cricket at November 05, 2012 07:04 AM (DrC22)

17 Remember, Remember, on this Fifth of November
Communist, media, plot.
It stands to reason that in this season
Americans will remove this blot

Posted by: Mark formerly in Spokane,now in Sandy Ut at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (xGX1p)

18 I don't think them keeping voting open for four extra hours is gonna save them in Florida... the desperation is terribly thick.

Posted by: TLGM at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (appbn)

19 In lighter news Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 dollars for trying to vote in 1872.

And the Womyns Herstory scrunts will never tell you, but she voted Republican.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (hO8IJ)

20 I remember the first ship I was ever aboard. My Dad took me for a visit when I was 5 years old. CGN-9 the USS Long Beach. It was part of Nuclear task force 1 with the Enterprise and the Bainbridge.

I googled it a few years back to see where she was. It was the picture of the tugs towing her dismantled self. The Boxy superstructure that had once been her hallmark was gone. It was a pain in the chest.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:07 AM (3Y7RV)

21 Martin Luther King was also a Republican. Ya don't hear much about that either.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:08 AM (/tk/V)

22 21 Martin Luther King was also a Republican. Ya don't hear much about that either.
Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:08 AM (/tk/V)

Hell, most of these idgits don't know Abe Lincoln was a repub or that most every move made in congress to stop the eradication of Jim Crow laws were done by Dems.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:10 AM (3Y7RV)

23 13. Wonder Boys has been sitting about half read on my nightstand for the last 6 months or so. I just don't seem to want to finish it.

Thanks, Vic for bringing us the news each morning. I can count on you more than the MSM any day.

Posted by: Scanner Dan at November 05, 2012 07:11 AM (l/3v6)

24 My browser crashed when I tried to open that NYT link...I think my tablet has become self-aware.

Posted by: Icedog at November 05, 2012 07:11 AM (9ScGj)

25 18 I don't think them keeping voting open for four extra hours is gonna save them in Florida... the desperation is terribly thick.
Posted by: TLGM at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (appbn)


You are right, although my fear is that it might allow Karen Harrington to lose to Debbie Jism-perm Schultz or that Alan West might go down as well.
I don't think Connie Mack can make it anyway.

I so hate these liberal fucksticks. And remember, we have to win tomorrow and every damned election for the next 30 years. At least.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:11 AM (XkWWK)

26 teej --

I was just going to compile a list of Republicans that the Democrats claim. MLK was near the top. They also claim Abe Lincoln -- who I have mixed feelings about. Not over slavery, but the entire issue of states rights vs federal government.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:12 AM (feFL6)

27
Taylor Swift is not just a good looking babe, she is smart too.




I expected that link to have something about dumping a Kennedy, which is always a smart move. Maybe she'll write a song about what a dysfunctional trash-heap of a family they are.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:12 AM (Kp9Rs)

28 Fox has Wendell "Great Pyramid" Goler reporting from Ohio today. I hope that will be not be continued tomorrow.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:12 AM (YdQQY)

29
My old ship is now at an end.


My nephew was on the last deployment. I think he'll appreciate the significance of that more in years to come. For now he's glad to get home.

Posted by: Retread at November 05, 2012 07:12 AM (zxitI)

30 Martin Luther King was also a Republican. Ya don't hear much about that either


You don't say.

Posted by: Frederick Douglas at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (z9HTb)

31 Good morning folks. Here's hoping that there's still enough left of the real America and American common sense to send the thug and his moll packing tomorrow. I'll be voting here in SW Virginia as soon as the polls open tomorrow, and my wife will on her way in to work a couple hours later. That will at least cancel out two government leech votes in the suburbs of DC.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (qEkGZ)

32 The long lines in FL are not because of an inadequate number of polling stations. It's cause we have ten amendments on the ballot and they are all damned long and in legalese (of course). So the problem is that most people aren't inclined enough to look at the sample ballot they send out at least two weeks ahead of time, figure out what you want to vote for or against, mark the ballot, and bring the damned thing with you when you vote. It's taking some folks fifteen minutes to vote because they have to read all the stuff on the ballot. I brought my sample ballot and was out of the booth in less than two minutes.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (qFpRI)

33 And I almost forgot that that quisling piece of shit Alan Grayson is running.

We have to de-program the schools and the media too.

Roll up the collective sleeves (ironic use of the word "collective").

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (XkWWK)

34
All the hullabaloo over voting in the flaccid penis state is nonsense. Absentee voting was open to all comers with a simple request via email. Absent that, a phone call was sufficient to bring the ballot.

I suspect the wailing and teeth gnashing is muscle flexing prior to election day. Without doubt, the Marxist will double-down on extracting a pound of flesh from Governor Romney and Congressman Alan West. Lock and load!

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 07:14 AM (lDWQr)

35 The preference cascade continues apace.

Whoever is doing the closed-caption transcription for the constant Obama commercials on ESPN is clearly not voting for him. I hit the mute button during the commercial breaks and the CC comes on automatically on this tv.

Anyhow, all the other commercials, they come across perfectly fine. But the Obama commercial is a festival of misspellings and incomplete sentences. It's especially funny that they misspell Barky's name--I mean, who doesn't know how to spell his name? So it seems that they're taking a small dig at him.

Warms my heart.

Posted by: Double Wide at November 05, 2012 07:14 AM (vcYNu)

36 I am playing Assassin's Creed III. Takes place during the American Revolution. Just met Ben Franklin. He spent five minutes explaining the virtues of pleasuring older women.

Posted by: TLGM at November 05, 2012 07:15 AM (appbn)

37 If Allen West loses, that district should be nuked from orbit.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:15 AM (Kp9Rs)

38 Hey! Why aren't the OWS people over in S.I. showing those poor people how to survive out in the cold with nothing? Are they all fat cats over there or something?

Posted by: Kindle Opus Anarcus at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (CNtBl)

39 They also claim Abe Lincoln -- who I have mixed feelings about. Not over
slavery, but the entire issue of states rights vs federal government.



Still, he makes a good club with which to beat lefties. JFK makes a good club, too. Liberal Democrat with policies that would make reach for the smelling salts.

Posted by: fluffy at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (z9HTb)

40 Anyhow, all the other commercials, they come across
perfectly fine. But the Obama commercial is a festival of misspellings
and incomplete sentences. It's especially funny that they misspell
Barky's name--I mean, who doesn't know how to spell his name? So it
seems that they're taking a small dig at him.

Warms my heart.


Posted by: Double Wide at November 05, 2012 07:14 AM (vcYNu)

So that's what they have Biden doing now. :-)

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (qEkGZ)

41 37 If Allen West loses, that district should be nuked from orbit.
Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:15 AM (Kp9Rs)

I don't think West is going to lose. The last poll I saw for his district, about a week ago, had him up 51-40.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (qFpRI)

42 Good morning! I am not turning the TV on. My BP can't take the constant gongs of breaking news and the political analysis of every poll, statement, appearance, etc.

I have already voted. I donated as much as I could. I am praying we win this thing. I can't do any more.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (GoIUi)

43 It's especially funny that they misspell Barky's name--I mean, who doesn't know how to spell his name?

Did we ever figure out Obama's last name?

http://is.gd/t0Tp8W

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:17 AM (hO8IJ)

44 Oh for crying out loud. Just looked up at the tv and they were showing a clip of Christy with his arm around Nappy.
Then he kissed her on the cheek. Arrrgh.
My eyes. My eyes.

Tell me again Annie C of your love for that RINO.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:17 AM (M7Cfv)

45 38 Hey! Why aren't the OWS people over in S.I. showing those poor people how to survive out in the cold with nothing? Are they all fat cats over there or something?
Posted by: Kindle Opus Anarcus at November 05, 2012 07:16 AM (CNtBl)

The OWSrs were either professional homeless or frauds that spent their evenings in local hotels. The whole thing was media fueled bullshit.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:17 AM (3Y7RV)

46 If West loses I'm surePresident Romney can hire him...Press Secretary would be awesome. I'd never miss a briefing.

Posted by: Icedog at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (9ScGj)

47 And the Womyns Herstory scrunts will never tell you, but she voted Republican.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (hO8IJ)


Keep in mid that the Republican Party of 1872 was damn close to the Democratic Party of 1992. The Republican Party did not even start o become more conservative until Goldwater.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (YdQQY)

48
...and bring the damned thing with you when you vote.


Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (qFpRI)




Absolutely correct Mandy, and indeed the amendments were lengthy and complicated. With low comprehension voters clogging the system, it's no wonder the lines were long.

Posted by: Doctor Fish at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (lDWQr)

49 Enterprise bravely
traveled the seas, kept the peace
or unleashed some Hell

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (ccXZP)

50 We have to de-program the schools and the media too.



Roll up the collective sleeves (ironic use of the word "collective").

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:13 AM (XkWWK)

Without the school de-programming (and breaking the teachers unions so you can fire those who teach propaganda instead of their subject areas) none of the rest of it will ever work, no matter how many elections we win.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (qEkGZ)

51 Drinking.

But running low on whiskey.

Should I add any benzodiazapenes. Thoughts?

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (SKX2R)

52 Well boys, just one more day before we get a chance to deliver a well deserved kick to the posterior of that marxist faux-green ass hat in the WH....and her husband.

My schedule tomorrow....

Get the kids up, and ready for school, (and out the door).

Get my wife up, and dressed. Heh.

Get the baby dressed warm, and then head to the fire station, and vote!

I'll spend the rest of my day watching/reading the news, and snickering at the usual cries of Suppression! by the left in heavily democratic areas in transparent attempts at getting a few more people to vote. Then it's all lawyers and lawsuits for the rest of the day until the polls close, and numbers start coming out. An early call for PA, and/or Ohio for Romney will seal the deal, and I'll start the gloating on a few other sites I frequent.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (L7hol)

53 One more day, Morons!

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 05, 2012 07:19 AM (Pm4tN)

54 Ativan and Valium. So I got options.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:19 AM (SKX2R)

55 Good Morning!


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Lets send this asshole to the dustbin of history.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 07:19 AM (ovpNn)

56 IT doesn't matter that I waited until the last possible day of early voting only to find that the lines were so long they effectively disenfranchised me, because I obviously couldn't take time on Election Day because I have to cash my benefits check.

Posted by: Florida Obama Supporter at November 05, 2012 07:20 AM (6J+oK)

57 Umm.

Friends tell me they are fairly certain the shenanigans in Florida are part of the Democratic effort to throw this election into turmoil and question. Many of the voters purposely overwhelmed several polling station/lines to give the appearance of impropriety.

Notice the speed with which the lawsuit was filed by Democrats.

The whole thing reeks. But has the media questioned who is in line? Are they eligible? Was there a concerted effort by any particular group to perpetrate this phony incident?

No of course the media didn't ask the tough questions. IT's simply the "evil" Republicans voter suppression efforts.

Posted by: marcus at November 05, 2012 07:20 AM (GGCsk)

58 Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 07:18 AM (L7hol)

Tomorrow's schedule: work, monitor VA voting for CAC, pudding(!!)

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 05, 2012 07:20 AM (TlJYH)

59 Yeah, just one more day, DangerGirl.

I've been waiting for this day for 4 years. Now to see what happens.

I got possibly more, or less, riding on this election than anybody. It's a bit complicated, but then so am I.

Anyhow, we will see. The moment of truth is near.

I hope Romney smokes the motherfucker's ass.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:21 AM (SKX2R)

60 Morning all......I'm baaaaack with full interwebz!


Aren't you all lucky?



Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:21 AM (X6akg)

61 Ativan and Valium. So I got options.

This explains much.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (TlJYH)

62 60 Morning all......I'm baaaaack with full interwebz!


Aren't you all lucky?



Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:21 AM (X6akg)

Indeed, hey Baby, hope you are well.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (3Y7RV)

63 The whole thing reeks.

I think that might be 'Tami' in Ct.

Confucius say: Seven
days without a hot shower makes one reek.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (feFL6)

64 >>>This explains much.

I don't actually take them. They're for contingencies.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (SKX2R)

65 oops

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:23 AM (feFL6)

66 Good morning! Election eve is finally here. Feeling pretty optimistic for RR. A little concerned for the senate races though.

Posted by: macintx at November 05, 2012 07:23 AM (teREJ)

67 Tell me again Annie C of your love for that RINO.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:17 AM (M7Cfv)


I think A-Cup gets pretty damp when somebody with a similarly outsized ego and big mouth comes in the room. She should end up with that miserable turd Alan Grayson.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:23 AM (Kp9Rs)

68 Good morning, Morons and Moronettes! It's a beautiful Monday morning and there is a feeling of joy in the air as my wife and I realize that the political robocalls will soon come to an end. I made sure to hit the local liquor store for needed supplies since on Tuesday, I will be celebrating or be in mourning.

Posted by: NR Pax at November 05, 2012 07:23 AM (6I+f5)

69 Indeed, hey Baby, hope you are well.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (3Y7RV)

I am now.....I friggin' love hot water!

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:24 AM (X6akg)

70 head of NAACP in Houston said they did not know it was illegal to campaign at a polling place.

BS

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 07:24 AM (Dnbau)

71 I think that might be 'Tami' in Ct.

Confucius say: Seven
days without a hot shower makes one reek.


Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (feFL6)

Heeeeey! I have friends with power.....who kindly let me use their shower.

Apparently, I gots poetic with electricity.

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:25 AM (X6akg)

72 Electricity is over rated.....unless you are getting it from wind, solar or unicorn farts.

Otherwise, you just hate Mother Gaia!

Posted by: Kos Kid, disapproving of Tami and her new fangled electricity stuff at November 05, 2012 07:25 AM (OWjjx)

73 Posted by: marcus at November 05, 2012 07:20 AM (GGCsk)

That may be happening in some places. But honestly it's mostly the ten amendments on the ballot that are throwing a wrench in the works. I early voted last Monday, went at 9 am, and still waited an hour. My observation when I got to the front of the line and had to wait the last fifteen minutes in that same spot because of no open voting booths was that it was taking folks a heck of a long time to read through the amendments and vote on them. That's most of the hold up. Plus yesterday being the last day of early voting it's not surprising they had a larger crowd.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at November 05, 2012 07:25 AM (qFpRI)

74 @70

There were signs at my polling place saying "No campaigning beyond this point."

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 07:26 AM (a0nis)

75 IT doesn't matter that I waited until the last possible day of early
voting only to find that the lines were so long they effectively
disenfranchised me, because I obviously couldn't take time on Election
Day because I have to cash my benefits check.


So THAT'S why Indiana closes the liquor stores while the polls are open.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:26 AM (hO8IJ)

76 Ativan and Valium. So I got options.

This explains much.
Posted by: Sean Bannion at November 05, 2012 07:22 AM (TlJYH)


he was up all night on the ONT too, unless they are socking him in shifts

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 07:26 AM (Dnbau)

77 Alright, since Rasmussen's tracking poll showed no relative change between the candidates yesterday, I'm going to assume, to make myself feel good, that Obama's Sandy momentum has stopped, that last-minute deciders are getting serious, and maybe Romney has got the momentum again, or at least that Obama's has stalled.

I don't know this for a fact. It's wishful thinking.

But, yeah, GOP energy is higher. So you could all be right and Romney could win by more than I suspect.

God I hope so.

I don't want to live under 4 more years of Obama.

In fact, pretty sure I'd refuse.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:26 AM (SKX2R)

78 Electricity is over rated.....unless you are getting it from wind, solar or unicorn farts.



Otherwise, you just hate Mother Gaia!

Posted by: Kos Kid, disapproving of Tami and her new fangled electricity stuff at November 05, 2012 07:25 AM (OWjjx)

I do hate her....she's an evil bitch.

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:27 AM (X6akg)

79 >>>he was up all night on the ONT too, unless they are socking him in shifts

Oh, I was up, then I watched "American Warships", one of the worse, but funniest, movies ever.

Then I got drunk, and chatted with some dentist I know on MSN.

Lovely night, really.

/sarc

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:27 AM (SKX2R)

80 My observation when I got to the front of the line and had to wait the last fifteen minutes in that same spot because of no open voting booths was that it was taking folks a heck of a long time to read through the amendments and vote on them.

I subscribe to Grandpa Mutt's rule of Constitutional Amendments. If you can not understand it fully the first time you read it, vote no. When in doubt, vote no.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 05, 2012 07:28 AM (OWjjx)

81 Bill Clinton: American Military Is Now 'Less Racist, Less Sexist, and Less Homophobic' ...thanks to Obama.

Fuck you Bill.

Posted by: Icedog at November 05, 2012 07:28 AM (9ScGj)

82 go to bed. get some sleep.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 07:28 AM (Dnbau)

83 >>>I do hate her....she's an evil bitch.

Who is?

I was just going to say "Tami" is nice, then I saw that Tami wrote that.

I guess that's what I get for being drunk.

Are you the Tami that's married to the AF pilot? I got that mixed up with "Tammy" from last night.

Who had an AF dad, which is also cool.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:29 AM (SKX2R)

84 @81

Well, they don't call him "The Magic Negro" for nothin'.

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 07:29 AM (a0nis)

85 Ugh. Will be glad when this is over.

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 07:29 AM (opS9C)

86 head of NAACP in Houston said they did not know it was illegal to campaign at a polling place.



Obviously they are both dumber than an anvil and can't read the signs posted everywhere.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:30 AM (YdQQY)

87 >>>There were signs at my polling place saying "No campaigning beyond this point."

Well, that sounds reasonable.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:30 AM (SKX2R)

88 60 Morning all...otect...I'm baaaaack with full interwebz!
Aren't you all lucky?
Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:21 AM (X6akg)


You need to go around your dwelling and put those child protection caps in each and every outlet in order to keep the electricity from leaking out. Do it! Do it, now!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 05, 2012 07:30 AM (Kqtqx)

89 Bill Clinton: American Military Is Now 'Less Racist, Less Sexist, and Less Homophobic' ...thanks to Obama.



It would have been nice to have him on the ship when we went through that typhoon.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:31 AM (YdQQY)

90 >>>Ugh. Will be glad when this is over.

I won't be anything when this is over. Still an improvement though.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 07:31 AM (SKX2R)

91 I subscribe to Grandpa Mutt's rule of Constitutional Amendments. If you can not understand it fully the first time you read it, vote no. When in doubt, vote no.
Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 05, 2012 07:28 AM (OWjjx)

Lol. Generally I agree with you. But the sneaky bastards really like to put things that are good for the average joe and not so good for the expansion of government in the most complicated language possible. For example, one of our amendments would stop the state from being able to jack up your property taxes when your home value goes down to "make up the difference." It was the longest damned one on the ballot and if I didn't know ahead of time what it was for there was no way I was teasing that out of the nonsensical jumble of letters on the page.

Posted by: Mandy P., lurking lurker who lurks at November 05, 2012 07:32 AM (qFpRI)

92 I'm used to losing electricity here in rural SE Pa -- usually at least once a year for anywhere from one day to five. Anytime it goes out
they compile a list of areas with the most households effected then
start with them. Since liberals like to huddle together like termites in
a rotten piece of wood, the conservative areas are usually the last to be last fixed.

But it's a hell of a rush, better then any drug, when the power comes
back on.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:32 AM (feFL6)

93 Go fly a kite Luddites

Posted by: Kraftwerk at November 05, 2012 07:32 AM (Kaabf)

94 CNN poll...49-49 tie (D+11!)

http://twitchy.com/2012/11/04/cnn-poll-reaches-new-heights-of-absurdity/

Posted by: Icedog at November 05, 2012 07:33 AM (9ScGj)

95 If this turns into 2000 redux, I won't make it, I truly won't.




Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming soon. at November 05, 2012 07:34 AM (Gk3SS)

96 It would have been nice to have him on the ship when we went through that typhoon.


Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:31 AM (YdQQY)


Or lacking a typhoon, just keelhaul the rapist.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:34 AM (Kp9Rs)

97 I recommend the following character for pudding


ü


Posted by: StrategicCPLUSMC at November 05, 2012 07:35 AM (6J+oK)

98 More evidence of fraudulent voting, this time in Iowa --

http://tinyurl.com/b3lpzfg (Nat'l Review)

I won't mention which Party is named, but you only get one guess.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 07:35 AM (ccXZP)

99 @94

That poll makes this look like a blowout.

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 07:37 AM (a0nis)

100 No power really sucks and makes me cranky.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 05, 2012 07:37 AM (kbo6V)

101 dave in fla: PPP for Va (i found this last night) O by 4? Kaine by 6? Did you comment on this last night?


Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 07:37 AM (HNwOT)

102 Now now Tami. Mother Taiwan isn't evil. In fact, "she" doesn't even exist. Now those that worship the creation instead of the Creator on the other hand...

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:37 AM (K4AdI)

103 Morning, all. I need help. I'm at home today and forgot how to pull up the 'new text document' thingy to paste my story. Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 05, 2012 07:38 AM (uBKMo)

104 I subscribe to Grandpa Mutt's rule of Constitutional
Amendments. If you can not understand it fully the first time you read
it, vote no. When in doubt, vote no.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at November 05, 2012 07:28 AM (OWjjx)

Smart guy, your Grandpa Mutt. :-) I vote no on anything unless I'm dead certain it's a good change (mostly, that means it's one that limits government power). I think we only have 2 on the Virginia ballot this time, but there's only one that I will vote for (makes it harder to steal private property with eminent domain) no matter how many are actually on it.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:38 AM (qEkGZ)

105
alexthechick @ 95:

If this turns into 2000 redux, I won't make it, I truly won't.

That's my worry. I don't want to spend a month waiting for the lawyers, and courts to decide who we voted for. No hanging chad recounts. No BS.

That's why turnout is so important. An overwhelming win in each state that Romney takes is crucial.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (L7hol)

106 Hi Sean, Brought forward from last thread. Sorry I disappeared, the bacon was calling.


1219 As long as none of the loonies near me riot (a distinct possibility) it will be all good.

Aren't you in DC? There's a good possibility that will happen in Anacostia.

I do live in DC. What's more, last year some occupy types had a mini riot a block away from me. They smashed up the TD bank. It was the G8 summit, think.

Posted by: Elizabethe custard/longbow at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (TOBhV)

107 You know, while I despise the commenters (and writers) on Yahoo News, the comments in their sports section are comedy gold.

My personal favorite comes from an article on Andy Reid and the Eagles. One commenter makes a comment about how cheesesteaks suck, many other commenters are blasting Reid. The comeback from a Philly fan? "Fuck all you motherfuckers, especially the guy with the cheesesteak comment!"

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (Pm4tN)

108 Game over. Joe Trippi just had a major tell on F&F this morning. The predictive expert said that it comes down to turnout and, “if the Obama camp ‘s model is right they will win, but if THEIR numbers are wrong they will lose. So just like Obama, renowned election expert has been reduced to a prop, totally dependent on the accuracy of those with whom he's cast his lot. Won't be his fault.

Posted by: Kindle Opus Anarcus at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (k0ks4)

109 You need to go around your dwelling and put those
child protection caps in each and every outlet in order to keep the
electricity from leaking out. Do it! Do it, now!



Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at November 05, 2012 07:30 AM (Kqtqx)


That's just silly....I've kidnapped a couple of utility workers and their truck. He's chained in the basement. I'm tired of this shit. 3rd time in a year.

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (X6akg)

110 Note in the voting story link how frustrated voters in blue counties blame Rick Scott and the GOP for their troubles, while as we learned after the 2000 elections it is their locally run, Democrat-controlled voting centers that are the problem. The GOP side works right because it is competently managed. The Dem side is a debacle because it is run by imbeciles. A microcosm of the two parties in action, really.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (nvV9F)

111 I dunno.

Here in the Communist Republik of New York I have two neighbors that voted Obama and are now voting Romney. Three others say they are not voting and agreed they find Obama "uninspiring".

What does that unscientific sample say in a place like NY?

Posted by: marcus at November 05, 2012 07:40 AM (GGCsk)

112 Taylor swift is know for writing songs about her ex boyfriends.



Saw her in concert. She was great.

Posted by: Elizabethe custard/longbow at November 05, 2012 07:40 AM (TOBhV)

113 A little anecdotal evidence from the Richmond, VA 'burbs on this fine Monday morning--

Was passing through the area over the weekend, and neighborhoods that once had a ton of Obama signs in '08 had very few this 'go round and yet had oodles and oodles of Romney signs. We're talking 2 to 1 margins, at least. One area that had basically all Obama signs in '08 and lots of 'em now had a whopping total of 2. And 2 Romney signs (I don't remember McCain signs there last time).

Hopefully happy days are about to be here again.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 07:41 AM (U9x6W)

114 Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Sandy is helping Obama, and the bromance with Christie is just, uh, icing on the cake. Not sure why the Romney camp is so afraid of Benghazi. Let's hope they gambled right! In any case wife & I will be voting for Romney at 6:00 AM sharp.

Posted by: Cricket at November 05, 2012 07:41 AM (DrC22)

115 You damn phone. On the other hand, I guess a phone that changes Gaia to Taiwan can't be all bad.

Posted by: teej says go K-State at November 05, 2012 07:41 AM (ma+gB)

116 100
No power really sucks and makes me cranky.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 05, 2012 07:37 AM (kbo6V)

Hey CBD! This your first time back or were you here before?

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:41 AM (X6akg)

117 Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (Pm4tN)


I think yahoo assigns their few intelligent people to cover sports because they suck at everything else. The sports guys regularly scoop the MFM gumshoes.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 07:42 AM (Kp9Rs)

118 Wow! 496 retired general officers and admirals endorsed Romney. Obama gets....5

Posted by: Icedog at November 05, 2012 07:42 AM (9ScGj)

119 Am I the only one to miss this story about Biden's brother getting a huge government payout?

http://tinyurl.com/8n2qmvt

The corruption is at a third world level.

Posted by: typo dynamofo at November 05, 2012 07:42 AM (+VMZ0)

120 That's why turnout is so important. An overwhelming win in each state that Romney takes is crucial.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 07:39 AM (L7hol)

You have to win by more than the "margin of fraud" yes. That's my worry. I am pretty much certain that Romney will get more votes (and more EVs) if you just count real, live eligible voters voting. But when you have to factor in the undead and illegals and NAACP revolving door voting...well, that worries me. Dems will lie, cheat and still. It's what they do; it's what they are.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:43 AM (qEkGZ)

121 Has everyone seen SCoaMF Wars yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmag05JNZg

This video was done by poster jrg -- it's a must see!

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 07:43 AM (ccXZP)

122 @marcus your D+5 poll shows a TIE

On a side note it is not the fault of CNN for that skewed poll, I understand they are using the Mann/98 "smoothing technique"

Posted by: StrategicCPLUSMC at November 05, 2012 07:45 AM (6J+oK)

123 #120...should read "Dems will lie, cheat and steal." jeez...more caffeine please

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 07:45 AM (qEkGZ)

124
>>No power really sucks and makes me cranky.

Do you have it back now or are you riding a bike connected to your phone or something?

And I don't see Nevergiveup back yet either.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 07:45 AM (SUKHu)

125 CNN polling slogan "hide the decline"

Posted by: StrategicCPLUSMC at November 05, 2012 07:45 AM (6J+oK)

126 Noticed something driving through swing-county Loudoun VA this morning.

1. The Romney-Ryan signs tend to be on private property, while the Obame-Biden signs are mostly at places like freeway interchanges.

2. The Romney-Ryan signs have the names of the candidates in big bold letters. The names Obama and Biden are in teeny-tiny font in the middle of large blue fields.

This leads me to think that Romney-Ryan support is personal and grassroots while Obama signs were put out by paid campaign workers in public spaces, and the design of the signs suggest even the Obama people are embarrassed to display the names of the Failure and the Buffoon too prominently.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 05, 2012 07:46 AM (QXlbZ)

127 OT:

Lost a laptop last night. It was working fine, then the screen froze up, and all the magic smoke leaked out from inside. It's an old IBM thinkpad, which I've repaired before. This time, I think I'll let it stay dead.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 07:46 AM (L7hol)

128 SCOAMF Wars http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmag05JNZg

This clip was on the ONT. OMG! Seriously funny stuff!

Posted by: OR-Conservative at November 05, 2012 07:46 AM (PEwU1)

129 On a side note it is not the fault of CNN for that skewed poll, I understand they are using the Mann/98 "smoothing technique"
Posted by: StrategicCPLUSMC at November 05, 2012 07:45 AM (6J+oK)


I understand that job is called "fluffing" in another industry

Posted by: Thunderb at November 05, 2012 07:47 AM (Dnbau)

130 Has everyone seen SCoaMF Wars yet?

That is fucking awesome.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:47 AM (hO8IJ)

131 A friend of mine in an affluent voting precinct in Hillsborough County Florida told me the lines were longer than any they've ever seen. I requested an absentee ballot via EMAIL, got it, filled it out and returned it, as I'm currently out of state.
I just hope the Postal Union Workers actually deliver the thing.
It took me several hours to review the ballot, the amendments are mostly stuff the State Government could easily make laws for, if they're so inclined.

Posted by: Kmac at November 05, 2012 07:47 AM (FCDZ9)

132 Tip for President Romney in dealing with the corrupt media:

As President, when you are asked a tough, leading, biased question..........here is how you answer......

"Well, Ms. O'Donnell, your question is certainly probing, in depth, and a credit to impartial journalism. It is also a question you would never dare ask my predecessor. Next question."

Posted by: Scoop at November 05, 2012 07:47 AM (AzwZn)

133 Hey guys, this week's South Park episode is about the election. It's tentatively titled "Obama Wins!", but I suppose that could change. They did make two versions of their 2008 election episode, "About Last Night..."

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 07:47 AM (a0nis)

134 well, alot of us have left nothing on the table for this election.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 07:48 AM (HNwOT)

135 Cannot wait to vote. I'm in NYC and I know we don't really have a shot at winning the state or unseating Kristin "sock-puppet" Gillibrand.

But yesterday, Schmuck Schumer went to Staten Island and they reamed his ass but good. His term is up I think in 2014 but by then, things will be cleaned up and the drones will have forgotten.

Maybe Bob Turner can run against him. Who knows?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:48 AM (XkWWK)

136 Propositions are easy. Vote NO on all of them. You'll be out in 2 minutes.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 07:49 AM (he2LC)

137 I'm tired of this shit. 3rd time in a year.

If it's because of tree limbs coming down you should write a polite
letter to your utility describing the number of times you've lost electricity,
how the damage was caused by trees, and ask them to please check their records for the last time your area had tree trimming crews. Wouldn't
hurt to have your neighbors do the same thing.

We had a tree crew work our area last spring and I was amazed that we didn't
lose power this time. Part of every electric bill goes toward that sort of preventive maintenance.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:50 AM (feFL6)

138

SCoaMF will be in chicago on election night.

figures

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 07:50 AM (LpQbZ)

139 My concern is also retaking the Senate. Dave in FLA seems confident that we will at least get a tie if not win outright control.

I'd rather the latter than the former, although it would be sweet to have Paul Ryan cast all the deciding votes to move our agenda along.

Especially the repeal of 0-care, considering how it was rammed down our throats.

I got your revenge right here, SCOAMF!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:50 AM (XkWWK)

140 I know you we all like to bash Cali, but at least the liquor stores are open tomorrow. And there is "No electioneering within 100 feet of a polling place."



Which reminds me, I need to go shopping today. Here in SC, the liquor stores will be closed.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 07:52 AM (he2LC)

141 Nov.3, days old but news to me ... from Pavlich @ Townhall

BREAKING: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station Advocating for President Obama

Posted by: panzernashorn at November 05, 2012 07:52 AM (BAnPT)

142 126 Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 05, 2012 07:46 AM (QXlbZ) ----------------- Good point. They are crooks and criminals, to put it mildly.

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 07:52 AM (opS9C)

143 i can't take...at work...can't concentrate. Please beat this son of a bitch. Please God, please let this happen.

Posted by: levi at November 05, 2012 07:52 AM (5V/0T)

144
Well, this is the third presidential election I've experienced while hanging out at this blog.

Bush vs Kerry seems like decades ago.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 07:53 AM (SUKHu)

145 Good morning, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. I hope you all had a great weekend.

Today’s entry is a little long and a little dark, because I’m feeling dark. First is a Hollywood story, then a rant by me, so once you’ve finished the story, you can just skip the rest. Because that’s the kind of giver I am.

One of the best films about the soul-destroying power of publicity and celebrity is the 1957 Burt Lancaster / Tony Curtis Sweet Smell of Success. Beginning life as a Collier’s short story, “Hunsecker Fights the World,” it was press agent Ernest Lehman’s attempt to expiate his guilt for being one of the little fish who fed big fish like Walter Winchell (who was the inspiration for Hunsecker) gossip and secrets that made men like WW more powerful, in his own way, than President Eisenhower.

Through a number of machinations, Lehman was asked to write the screenplay, and from the beginning, he had nothing but fear and contempt for Lancaster. “People were frightened of Burt, and he never did anything to make people unfrightened of him.” On his first day at the lavish production offices for Sweet Smell, he was talking to Harold Hecht, a former bookie and hoofer who helped found the production company of Hecht-Hill-Lancaster. “I was sitting with Harold Hecht. The door opened and in walked a towering, impressive figure. He was zipping up his fly and smiling proudly, saying, ‘She swallowed it.’ That was my introduction to Burt Lancaster.”

Working with the venal Hecht, the sleazy Hill and the angry Lancaster (who was also known as a prolific woman-beater, among other achievements) ruined Lehman’s health, and his doctor ordered him to get off the movie. The doctor repeated the order to the production company, whose only response (and the doctor never repeated who said it) was “I hope the son of a bitch dies.”

Sweet Smell of Success
was a flop at the box office; it was too cynical for the America of 1957 and the public wasn’t prepared to see two popular stars like Lancaster and Curtis play such rotten shits. At a party after the preview, a finally healthy Lehman found himself sitting at a table with Lancaster, who suddenly turned on him. “You weren’t that sick, Ernie,” he snarled, angy at the failure of the movie. “You didn’t have to leave the picture. I ought to punch you in the jaw right here and now!”

“Go ahead, Burt,”
Lehman said. “I need the money.”
And now for my ranty lament:
One last day, ‘rons and ‘ronettes. Dear God, have mercy on us, only one more day of this un-American Marxist and his nasty, grasping, ghetto-trash beard. I’d like to think that. But let me share with you some thoughts from a column in the local paper (the Sunday Eagle-Tribune), penned by a fellow who teaches government and politics at the local community college and who claims to have worked on eight Dem and Rep presidential campaigns:

Mitt Romney received no “bounce” from his nominating convention in Tampa. According to Gallup, he actually lost one point in the polls. . .President Obama received a median five-point bounce. . .whereas the DNC was crisp and breezy, the RNC was staid and stale.

According to NBC/WSJ and Marist College polls, Obama has a comfortable lead in Wisconsin. . .not looking good if a VP candidate can’t deliver his home state.

According to recent polling data from organizations such as Gallup, Ipsos
(who?) and Rasmussen. . .most of the individual battleground state polls continue to show Obama with small to comfortable leads. And the battleground states are where this election will be won.

Romney’s competitors from the GOP primaries and caucuses have been conspicuously absent from the general election campaign, and their silence speaks volumes about their enthusiasm for Romney. Allowing Romney to be defeated clears the way for Rick Santorum, in particular, to begin the process of what is likely to be a 2016 re-try. Speaking of enthusiasm, Ann Romney did not seem to have much of it recently when she publicly stated that if her husband loses, he will not try again in 2016. Sounds like a tacit write-off of Nov. 6.

When all is said and done, Obama will win re-election. He should receive around 51 percent of the popular vote and around 300 electoral votes, possibly more.


Now, the Horde has known me long enough to know I’m not a Concerned Christian Conservative, but columns like that make me wonder – is he trapped so deep in his bubble he can’t see the weighted posts, or is this country really so bent on suicide as to reelect the SCOAMF?
I so want to shove this column back in the guy’s face with a letter to the editor next Sunday. If you’re not working a phone bank or some other GOTV / ORCA duty, just think of this braying jackass and how good it will feel to laugh “how’s that 51 and 300 working for you, chief?” at cockholsters like this for the next four years.

Sorry about that. My gut tells me we’ll win – already you can read blog posts, letters and opinion pieces asking why the country is so divided and how we really need more bipartisanship (Dem code for “Shit. We are going to get our asses kicked on Tuesday. I hope the GOP stays the spineless wimps we want them to be.”) – but my heart and head aren’t. This is why I’m not watching the returns tomorrow night – I couldn’t take the sight of votes piling up for the Taupe Dope. I’m just going to wake up Wednesday morning and turn on the radio.
Sorry for the downer, friends in a box. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 05, 2012 07:53 AM (uBKMo)

146
Nov.3, days old but news to me ... from Pavlich @ Townhall

BREAKING: NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Station Advocating for President Obama


Posted by: panzernashorn at November 05, 2012 07:52 AM (BAnPT)

Obviously you haven't been reading the posts here.

Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:54 AM (YdQQY)

147 Tip for President Romney in dealing with the corrupt media

That's how he should handle everything in his first hundred days ... "well, that's a good question, but as you prostitutes for the Democratic Party made abundantly clear over the past four years' reign of error by the worst President in American history, I have no obligation to explain that or anything else to anyone, because I won you see, and that trumps everything, so my press secretary Mr. Hume will instead be passing out copies of the 953 executive orders I just signed undoing everything that worthless un-American traitor just tried to do to our beloved nation. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll be at the people's house with my jacket on and my feet on the floor rather than the desk getting some actual work done."

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 07:54 AM (nvV9F)

148 We had a tree crew work our area last spring and I was amazed that we didn't
lose power this time. Part of every electric bill goes toward that sort of preventive maintenance.


Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 07:50 AM (feFL6)


It was definitely because of trees. Drove around a couple of days afterward and there were huge trees that came down on the lines. Also saw a lot of big trees that came right out of the ground, roots and all.

Posted by: Tami has this new fangled electricity stuff! at November 05, 2012 07:55 AM (X6akg)

149 Taylor Swift was not only banging a Kennedy he is still in high school -- not smart at all.

Posted by: redd at November 05, 2012 07:56 AM (nDA7V)

150 139
My concern is also retaking the Senate. Dave in FLA seems confident
that we will at least get a tie if not win outright control.



I'd rather the latter than the former, although it would be sweet to
have Paul Ryan cast all the deciding votes to move our agenda along.



Especially the repeal of 0-care, considering how it was rammed down our throats.



I got your revenge right here, SCOAMF!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 07:50 AM (XkWWK)
I would not mind a Tie in the senate just for the fun factor of watching Hey Girl its Paul Ryan Bust that tie over and over. In fact i would prefer it.It would give Paul significant skin in the game and thats good for his election in 2020.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 07:56 AM (ovpNn)

151 And if anybody cares, my NaNoWriMo word count is 16,415 as of this morning.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 05, 2012 07:57 AM (QXlbZ)

152 Obviously you haven't been reading the posts here.


Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 07:54 AM (YdQQY)

Obviously took Sunday off. Last visit, you'd burned your boiled eggs.

Posted by: panzernashorn at November 05, 2012 07:57 AM (BAnPT)

153 @151

Is your novel about pointy-elbowed cheerleaders?

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 07:58 AM (a0nis)

154 Hey guys. I could use some advice.

Yesterday, my TomTom was stolen out of my car while loading and unloading for an event (that was the only possible time it was unlocked) I had a bit of other chintzy stuff taken as well, but the gps was the biggest item.

I didn't contact the police, because I just didn't think there was much they'd be able to help me with, as I don't know the serial number.

On a whim, I checked CraigsList, and found a GPS that looks exactly like mine.....the picture shows only the GPS and charger, which is what was taken from my car. It was posted twice, yesterday afternoon and today, just after midnight, and the price has already gone down (trying to get rid of it quick maybe?) It says it is a TomTom 2011 series, which there is no such thing.

My only reservation thus far is the location is in a suburban area, whereas my tomtom was taken downtown. But, of course it's not like the person couldn't have been downtown at the time.

Do you think this is something I should look into, or am I being paranoid?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at November 05, 2012 07:58 AM (LiCO6)

155 The local schools are closed tomorrow.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 07:58 AM (SUKHu)

156 ARLEN SPECTRE IS DEAD!

Just thought i would mention it again since we are talking about senate control.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 07:58 AM (ovpNn)

157 What are the morons thoughts today? Looks like the MSM is trying to sell the idea that Barry is on the come back. My local paper in NC reports Mochelle is coming to town and that Romney has a slight lead in NC.

Romney leads by SIX.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 07:59 AM (wR+pz)

158 @155

FOR THE CHILDREN

lolololol

Posted by: JDTAY at November 05, 2012 08:00 AM (a0nis)

159 Harry Reid on 60 Minutes last night reveals once again what a partisan, intransigent hack he is.

It is clear that Republicans cannot work with this senile old bastard even if Romney wins a mandate.

Reid's in for a BIG surprise if Dem's still control Senate in 2013. The American people will NOT stand for his insolence and partisanship when they elect Romney to get the country moving again.

Posted by: Scoop at November 05, 2012 08:00 AM (AzwZn)

160 I would not mind a Tie in the senate just for the fun factor of watching Hey Girl its Paul Ryan Bust that tie over and over.

I'll be in my bunk.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 08:00 AM (hO8IJ)

161 144 -

Me too. Important to remember, they tried telling us in '04 that Kerry was going to win it, and they did it by fudging polls, playing shenanigans with polling stations, vote counting, newspaper headlines, etc.... all the same stuff they're doing this year.

It didn't work then, it won't work now.

I don't know about anyone else, but in '08 I stopped all contact with politics just after the conventions. Everyone knew who was going to win, and it was pointless to pretend we didn't.

We know who is going to win this year, and that's why many of us are still hanging around. It's also why you don't hear anything like enthusiasm coming from the left.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 05, 2012 08:00 AM (BeSEI)

162 If, like me, you think that CBS is a pointless waste of bandwidth (thanks to a guy whose name rhymes with Ran Dather), here's the story of the DOD providing hurricane relief from the DOD:
http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=118439

Posted by: Bad Science at November 05, 2012 08:01 AM (Ba9hO)

163 And if anybody cares, my NaNoWriMo word count is 16,415 as of this morning.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 05, 2012 07:57 AM (QXlbZ)


That's great! I finally decided that, if I can't finish this month, I'm giving up. Since the 1st, I've been doing exercises from a book called Book In A Month, and while they've been hard, I'm amazed that they've also brought me so close to the end I can nearly taste it. I'm on track to finish by the 30th, so. . .

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 05, 2012 08:01 AM (uBKMo)

164 Mary, Take heart. Put not your faith in princes, or community college instructors.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:01 AM (he2LC)

165 Good morning! I am not turning the TV on. My BP can't take the constant
gongs of breaking news and the political analysis of every poll,
statement, appearance, etc.

------------

^THIS. I'm not turning on anything today. I can't handle another "decision desk" political pundit who places undue importance on their own opinions and expert opinions. Like I give a s***. Cannot handle it.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 05, 2012 08:01 AM (lTVJy)

166 Now I'm totally out of whiskey. This sucks.

I have merlot, but that just seems wrong. Getting drunk on wine is for 50-year old women, and then mostly white wine.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (SKX2R)

167 Joe Choo Choo Biden's brother got his company a sweet 1.5 Billion dollars from the Feds.












Not news?

Posted by: typo dynamofo at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (+VMZ0)

168 Do you think this is something I should look into, or am I being paranoid?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at November 05, 2012 07:58 AM (LiCO6)

Its yours.Get three or four freinds in another car or two to go with you to the location to check it out /buy it. Make sure to record it on video. Confront him accuse him get your shit back and beat his ass.If he complains, cockpunch him.Its the new rage.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (ovpNn)

169 It was definitely because of trees.

Then I would definitely write a letter. You might have a bunch of goofy libs in your area that get pissed off when they plant an inappropriate tree near power lines and the tree crews come along and 'top' it. So, to avoid the outrage they just stay out of area and let nature takes its course, which it will.

Anyone that plants a tree that will grow to more then 30 feet near utility lines is just asking for it. You know as well as I that libs are the dumb.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (feFL6)

170 The American people will NOT stand for his insolence and partisanship when they elect Romney to get the country moving again.

With all due respect, yes they will, because most people get their news from TV, and the MSM will be reporting that the Reid controlled Senate is the only thing standing between them and TeaBagger orchestrated anarchy.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (nvV9F)

171 @145 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing--

My general rule of thumb is to not pay attention to what 99.9% of professors say about politics, because of the fact that so many of them aren't just liberals, they are blazing communists and proud of it. In that spirit, I would not let that op-ed worry you one little bit.

I don't know what will happen. My gut also tells me we win, but I am nervous too. Can't help but be. The important thing now is to work, vote, and drag Mitt and Paul over the line. I am Eeyore-ish in nature in daily life, but I am checking that habit at the door best I can until tomorrow night. Doesn't do any good anyway.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (U9x6W)

172 Soon.

Posted by: toby928© at November 05, 2012 08:03 AM (QupBk)

173 @51 Better switch to potatoes.

Posted by: Thorvald at November 05, 2012 08:03 AM (1V6Pv)

174
>>FOR THE CHILDREN

Yeh, so they get to stand in line with mom or dad while they vote or something?

I'm already thinking about things to pack for my kids in case the line is long...

Lots of Halloween candy so they're really pumped full of sugar, right?

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:03 AM (SUKHu)

175 Tickled Pink,

Buy it back and see if any of your old coords are still in it. Then file a police report.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:04 AM (he2LC)

176 Now, the Horde has known me long enough to know I’m not a Concerned Christian Conservative, but columns like that make me wonder – is he trapped so deep in his bubble he can’t see the weighted posts, or is this country really so bent on suicide as to reelect the SCOAMF?

The two possibilities are that this guy is trapped in a bubble or we're trapped in a bubble. There are two pieces of evidence that lead me to believe that it's him and not us. First is the Scott Walker recall. Everyone in the press expected that to be razor thin; in fact, it was not even close. Second is Chick-Fil-A. That thing was entirely word of mouth, there was no big media push, no publicity campaign. People knew about and showed up, the press was taken completely off guard, and then when they found out about it they blew it off because it didn't fit into their preprogrammed model.

We see these polls showing the race asa tie and with large Democrat overweighting. I don't know that the polling outfits are doing this to try to influence the election; rather, I think they're doing it because they don't trust their own results. They believe that the election is going to be close because that's what conventional wisdom says, so they either consciously or subconsciously tweak the data to fit their expected results. I also think that all of the polling outfits are hesitant to step out on a limb as no one wants to be thought of as the crank. If one company says it's not going to be as close as the experts thing, and that one company is wrong, then that company will take a lot of heat. However, if every company is wrong then no one company can be embarrassed.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 05, 2012 08:04 AM (JxMoP)

177 the only thing about the TV today is that we might catch snatches of Mitt's almost-Reaganesque stump speech. it motivates me.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:04 AM (HNwOT)

178
Obama will be a stuttering clusterfrack of a lame duck failure.

SCOALDF?

One term failure?
SCOAOTF?

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (SUKHu)

179 Thanks for the words of comfort, all. Like I said, gut feeling's one thing, heart and head another.

Tine to get back to the book and GOTV, so I'm out of here for the day. See you all tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (uBKMo)

180 166
Now I'm totally out of whiskey. This sucks.



I have merlot, but that just seems wrong. Getting drunk on wine is for 50-year old women, and then mostly white wine.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:02 AM (SKX2R)



Gee...I hope you don't get alcohol poisoning and pass out choking on your own vomit and end up being discovered in six weeks time in a bloated putrid blackened state with your face half eaten off by the homeless cat that got in through the bathroom window you left open.

Would be such a shame.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (ovpNn)

181 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (8y9MW)

182 Platinum Rasmussen numbers haven't dropped yet, but drudge headline says Romney 49-48.

Posted by: VBJonny at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (bED4B)

183 So where is Romney/Ryan visiting today?

Posted by: DoomedNoLonger at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (Gr8DF)

184 178

Obama will be a stuttering clusterfrack of a lame duck failure.

SCOALDF?

One term failure?
SCOAOTF?

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (SUKHu)
Michelle prefers the term Limp Dick to Lame Duck

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (ovpNn)

185 170 -

Yep. I would like to see a 2-3 vote majority in the Senate, but at best it's likely to be tied or 51-49. That leaves it vulnerable to the wooing, and the media will play up the bipartisanship like they just invented it or something.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (BeSEI)

186 Cry me a river, Demoncrat-controlled counties. We here on one of the smart areas ofFlorida (SW FL) also had to wait in line 4 to 4 1/2 hours, but no one in line with me threatened or filed a lawsuit to keep OUR polls open.

In fact I haven't heard of ANYWHERE in FL where the waits in the damned early voting lines were shorter than 1 1/2 hours.

You all wanted early voting - live with it.

Fucking lightweights.

Still doesn't matter, though. Mitt wins the Sunshine State - handily.

Posted by: Marybeth at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (fkaOH)

187 >>>Gee...I hope you don't get alcohol poisoning and pass out choking on your own vomit and end up being discovered in six weeks time in a bloated putrid blackened state....

Soon enough.

But I'm holding out until after the election.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (SKX2R)

188 56
ARLEN SPECTRE IS DEAD!

Just thought i would mention it again since we are talking about senate control.

I am not feeling very good either.

Posted by: Gen Franco at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (wR+pz)

189 Wednesday's news today:

"White men had another temper tantrum, and President-elect Mitt Romney was the beneficiary of their anger ...."

/The MSM

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (nvV9F)

190 I like that advice about taking friends. Teach the fucker asshole not to steal.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (he2LC)

191 Is heckling now illegal? heckler at Obama rally was hand cuffed last night? Im not big on heckling, because I dont like it when it happens to our side, but hand cuffing them just for heckling?

Posted by: DoomedNoLonger at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (Gr8DF)

192 romney is in Va for parts of today. I think he spent the night here.

dammit Virginia, our country began here. don't let it end here. bring it home!

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (HNwOT)

193 Anyone remember the time Intrade had President Obama as a 100 percent favorite to win re-election?

Oops, my bad, I meant Nate Silver, not Intrade.

Posted by: Travis at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (9WkMB)

194 Michelle prefers the term Limp Dick to Lame Duck.

Oh, no you DIN'T, girlfriend!

Posted by: Reggie Love at November 05, 2012 08:07 AM (uBKMo)

195 I'm ready to hear SCOAMF come out and tell us how he got a "Shellacking"...and then Biden can pipe up and say..."you know that is a really big fucking deal"

Posted by: kawfytawk at November 05, 2012 08:08 AM (JWLqy)

196
Yep. I would like to see a 2-3 vote majority in the Senate, but at best it's likely to be tied or 51-49. That leaves it vulnerable to the wooing, and the media will play up the bipartisanship like they just invented it or something.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 05, 2012 08:06 AM (BeSEI)

If we win this, i'm thinkin the Media will finally see that their importance has waned. They have done everything they could to push Obama across the finish line.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 08:08 AM (3Y7RV)

197 Snarlin Arlen died only because another devil was needed in Hell.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:08 AM (he2LC)

198 Morning all. What's up with all the polls showing both tied or O slightly ahead? I really would have liked to awaken to see the polls showing R ahead in every single one. What's up with this?

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (detCI)

199 @121 That should go viral! Excellent!

Posted by: Thorvald at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (1V6Pv)

200 @180

Gee...I hope you don't get alcohol poisoning and pass out choking on
your own vomit and end up being discovered in six weeks time in a
bloated putrid blackened state with your face half eaten off by the
homeless cat that got in through the bathroom window you left open.


I am not feeling the love.


I think that was a sock.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (wR+pz)

201 198, It's called propaganda.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (he2LC)

202 Has everyone seen SCoaMF Wars yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnmag05JNZg

Exploding unicorn! Eleventy!!1!

Posted by: Seabiscut at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (PEwU1)

203 dave in fla: where are you?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:10 AM (HNwOT)

204 Has everyone seen SCoaMF Wars yet?


OMG, funny. Which ron made that?

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Wonders what Dagny thinks at November 05, 2012 08:10 AM (3Y7RV)

205 I would prefer Ras @, say, 99-1 in favor of Romney, but I'll take 49-48.

I am really curious to see what Gallup says. I am assuming it will be tight, but hopefully not as tight as Ras.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:10 AM (U9x6W)

206 175

I thought the same thing, other than I thought that surely the idiot would be smart enough than to return it to factory settings.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at November 05, 2012 08:11 AM (LiCO6)

207 >>>Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012

Don't worry about it. It was prescient.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:11 AM (SKX2R)

208 RCP justposted Fla. Times Union poll Romney +5 in Fla

Posted by: Early Culyer at November 05, 2012 08:11 AM (1QFtp)

209 SCOAMF WARS?

I posted it on my FB page last night.

My only complaint is that the words scroll by too fast for a lip mover such as myself.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:12 AM (he2LC)

210 Pink, contact them and ask them if it comes with the box

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 08:12 AM (OIJP7)

211
10 Taylor Swift is not just a good looking babe, she is smart too. http://is.gd/XgIT4g Posted by: Vic at November 05, 2012 06:59 AM (YdQQY)

I hope thats sarcasm. Please?

Posted by: bitchka at November 05, 2012 08:12 AM (xXhWA)

212 198
Morning all. What's up with all the polls showing both tied or O
slightly ahead? I really would have liked to awaken to see the polls
showing R ahead in every single one. What's up with this?

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:09 AM (detCI)

It's called D+11 weighting samples. Its the only way they can show him tied or slightly ahead.Dont worry, by wednesday the polls will be adjusted to weigh partisan ID properly just in time for the election.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:12 AM (ovpNn)

213 @166 Faggot.

Posted by: Thorvald at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (1V6Pv)

214 It's to late for polls. It's all about turnout now. (and how much cheating the dims get away with)

Posted by: Case at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (GxTMf)

215 @198 Sandy--

I suggest you check out dave in fla's blog. He explains it all very well. But for one example, CNN cooked up a national tie with their special sauce of a D +11 sample. Only in an alternate reality where CNN is the highest rated news network will this election have that party breakdown.

As a certain radio talker says: "Let not your heart be troubled."

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (U9x6W)

216 What's up with all the polls showing both tied or O slightly ahead? I
really would have liked to awaken to see the polls showing R ahead in
every single one. What's up with this?


PsyOps by the SCOAMF's media.

Posted by: Retread at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (zxitI)

217 I am thinking neither side has a real feel for this thing, but I'd rather be us than them.

Redskins lost, check
No president has ever been re elected with unemployment this high, check
Red states have more EC votes this time, check
Enthusiasm is higher for Republicans, check
We have not been out spent, check.
Obama has NEVER broken 50% in any poll, check
Independents favor Romney, check


Pudding futures are sky rocking, check

OK I made the last one up, dud.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (wR+pz)

218 Every one of these polls assumed D+X, whereas in 2010 it was R+1. They truth lies somewhere in between.

There are enough crossovers and previous non-voters for use to win regardless of sample sizes if enough Americans are fed up with Obama's crap. If not, well, then once again we will get the government we deserve.

I think we will win, just as in '04 when everyone counted Bush out except the people who actually voted.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:14 AM (nvV9F)

219 And just another shout-out for the Chicago election night get-together...If you're in the Chicago area and you would otherwise be staying home the night of the election, come and hang with us. There's a good size crowd taking over a bar in the Loop (we even get our own party room with several TVs to watch the results). Log on to the AOS Yahoo Groups board and let me know you're coming. Now back to your Top Headline Comments...

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:14 AM (detCI)

220 >>>Posted by: Thorvald at November 05, 2012 08:13 AM (1V6Pv)

Thanks, dude, that's very sweet of you.

Merlot it is. I'll save the benzos.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:15 AM (SKX2R)

221 In the end, it will come down to if the GOP’s Get Out the Vote is better than the Dem’s Get Out the Fraud.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at November 05, 2012 08:15 AM (QXlbZ)

222 Drudge has a red headline: Rasmussen: R 49%, O 48%

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 08:16 AM (he2LC)

223 Wonderful story of 1000 NYC marathoners who bought and carried supplies to people on Staten Island where the race was to begin:

http://tinyurl.com/aem539e

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (jkDqy)

224 "...the close relationship between Keith Ellison, [..] the nation’s first Muslim congressman (D-MN), and Awad was a matter of public record." http://preview.tinyurl.com/aat9keh
One of the things that brought Minneapolis Mayor Hubert H. Humphrey to national attention was is adamant pursuit of entrenched Anti-Semitism. I guess what Minneapolis voters are now is Gen3 + Somali.

Posted by: Thorvald at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (1V6Pv)

225 My only complaint is that the words scroll by too fast for a lip mover such as myself.

That's why YouTubes come with a pause button, dude.

Posted by: Another lip reader at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (ynKDK)

226 Thank you -- all of you -- for explaining the D+11 samples the polls are using, or the reasoning behind why R is tied or behind O in these stupid polls I saw this morning. Just would have been nice to wake up and see R ahead in all of them.

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (detCI)

227 dave in fla: where are you?



Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:10 AM (HNwOT)

I *think* he's running a half-marathon (or some other ridiculously healthy activity) this morning, he said...will do his final poll analysis thing this afternoon? Something like that anyway, though he does have posts on some of the new polls up over at his web site...the ones from late yesterday anyway.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (qEkGZ)

228 Some voters left the polling sites upon learning of the expected wait, and others refused to line up altogether.

And how many of these voters would not hesitate to wait 8+ hours in line for the next IPhone? Or whatever.

I'm sorry, you don't get sympathy from me for an extremely long line to vote. I believe voting should be inconvenient, and that only those motivated to overcome the inconvenience should be voting in the first place.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:18 AM (8y9MW)

229
Re Scoamf Wars, up there, GnuBreed said:

>>This video was done by poster jrg -- it's a must see!

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:19 AM (SUKHu)

230 does Dave in Fla not realize that his first loyalty is to the Morons?

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:19 AM (HNwOT)

231 That leaves it vulnerable to the wooing, and the media will play up the bipartisanship like they just invented it or something.
--------------------------------

Yep. They are already pushing that to the max.

Posted by: Scoop at November 05, 2012 08:19 AM (AzwZn)

232 178 Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:05 AM (SUKHu)

As bad as things have been these past 47 months, the 2 months that TFG is a lame duck might be the worst of all.

I guess it's like a giant kidney stone - it hurts the worst the moment it exits the pee-pee.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:19 AM (XkWWK)

233 Poor Dave in Fla probably needs a long vacation after this election. Poor guy.

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (detCI)

234 Just would have been nice to wake up and see R ahead in all of them.

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:17 AM (detCI)

He is ahead.
Just because they D+Eleventy it doesnt change the facts. Just changes their Bullshit propoganda.It will make the concession speech all the sweeter to our ears.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (ovpNn)

235 davidinvirginia: did you see final Va PPP poll? very depressing. that's what I want Dave in Fla to "fix" for me.

I won't be able to sleep tonight

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (HNwOT)

236 Has everyone seen SCoaMF Wars yet?

On a scale of 1-10, that's about a 27. Very nice work.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (nvV9F)

237 >>>Drudge has a red headline: Rasmussen: R 49%, O 48%

Well, I must concede that is not what I predicted (although it's consistent with what I said above in some comment I'm too drunk to link to or reference).

Anyway, good. I'm glad to be wrong.

It looks like Romney might pull this off and damn good thing too.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 05, 2012 08:21 AM (SKX2R)

238 Morning all. Did y'all see the video of the halftime show at a Texas high school football game that featured a dance off between TFG & Romney? Spoiler alert: Big Bird shows up and Punches Romney in the face.

http://tinyurl.com/bz4aam2

Posted by: Countrysquire at November 05, 2012 08:21 AM (QB3JR)

239 234 D+Eleventy

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (ovpNn)


Now that made me laugh! And it might be the perfect adjective for this whole corrupt polling cycle.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:21 AM (XkWWK)

240 And the Womyns Herstory scrunts will never tell you, but she voted Republican.
Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at November 05, 2012 07:05 AM (hO8IJ)


*spits on Womyns Herstory idiots*

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 08:22 AM (4df7R)

241 Good morning, Moron Nation!

Remember that if you encounter a Monday today, it's totally acceptable to punch it in the face.

One more day until I see if I'll need more or fewer blood pressure pills.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at November 05, 2012 08:23 AM (5J54Q)

242 Let's not forget, in counties where the democrats control the election board they purposely put less voting machines in Republican districts.


You never see a line in a Black precinct in a democrat county.

Wonder how that works?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:23 AM (wR+pz)

243 I was just thinnin' , what the heck are Steevy and Alan G. going to do now that they can't write "Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure/tyrant" anymore?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:23 AM (XkWWK)

244 Mary Poppins: As an avid fan of "golden age" movies, I always enjoy your anecdotes.I always thought that "Sweet Smell of Success" was a dreadful movie. Somewhere I'd heard (probably here) that Lancaster was a lib asshole (birm) who generally refused to work with conservatives.
Despite my optimism about tomorrow, I'm still full of anxiety. However, Richard Padova,who wrote the piece you cited,has a history of writing pro-Dem pieces. Professor of Government Politics? Community College? Massachusetts? That tells me all I need to know about him and his opinions, so I wouldn't put much stock in what he says.

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (qtKqj)

245 From our local rag, evidently over 80% of Texas School Districts have united to petition the Legislature to revamp the state testing accountability arrangement. The school districts' biggest complaint is that too many school days are devoted to testing, not teaching (for the test).

As a taxpayer obligated to fund the local ISD, the last time this came up in debate a few years ago, the curriculum being tested by the State was limited to educational fundamentals.

If time is the constraint, given that the results of tests reflect each student's preparation, taxpayers need to complain that the burden of responsibility be placed back where it belongs on each individual. Students and Teachers, do your homework on schedule every day, and report for testing on Saturdays, attendance mandatory.

That'll be the day... when "no child left behind" public education actually trains the lazy, stubborn and insubordinate students with countermeasure job skills rather than persist enforcing conformity of failure within the only "acceptable" college-prep track. Results? Accountability? Get back to basics: Expectations.

Posted by: panzernashorn at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (BAnPT)

246 When I start to feel my knees buckling with anxiety, I'm going to remember the heeeee-uge, pumped up crowds RR drew in West Chester, Ohio, and again last night in PA. I watched both rallies on C-Span. There were so many people there. They waited hours in the freezing cold, they cheered, they waved their American flags. And I keep hearing Paul Ryan over and over saying, "we can do this!" I do not believe the polls are as close as they are. But I do worry about the fraud. WHY must we put up with that??

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (lTVJy)

247 davidinvirginia: did you see final Va PPP poll? very depressing. that's what I want Dave in Fla to "fix" for me.

I won't be able to sleep tonight


Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (HNwOT)

No, I didn't see it, but isn't PPP the bunch than even the MSM makes fun of occasionally for being totally in the tank for the Dems? Almost all of them are to some degree, but PPP doesn't even try to pretend? If I've got my polling companies straight, that's PPP, and so I wouldn't put much stock in it.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (qEkGZ)

248 150
I would not mind a Tie in the senate just for the fun factor of watching Hey Girl its Paul Ryan Bust that tie over and over. In fact i would prefer it.It would give Paul significant skin in the game and thats good for his election in 2020.
Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 07:56 AM (ovpNn)




Yeah, I do not want a tie in the Senate. Do you really think that with Friendsh like Brown, Collins, Murkowski etc, that Ryan would even get the opportunity to break that many ties? Nah, our good Senate Repubs are too apt to cross over and vote with the Dem half. I want buffer against those fools.

Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (X66C/)

249 242 Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:23 AM (wR+pz)

Saw a story this morning (maybe Breitbart?) that early voting and write-ins in Chicago have totally collapsed since '08. Down like 57%.

THAT says a lot.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (XkWWK)

250 It's past the time when all we had to look at was polls. Early voting has been going on in key states and we are outperforming while dickhead is underperforming.

It's true in FL, CO, OH, IA, etc. These are real numbers not some poll based on a better turnout than Dems got in 2008.

Don't worry, vote. Voting is the best revenge.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (TMB3S)

251
>>As bad as things have been these past 47 months, the 2 months that TFG is a lame duck might be the worst of all.

Well, he himself will just be sulking and golfing. His minions, on the other hand, do worry me.

Esp. Holder, since we know what he did last time when Clinton was a duck of the lame variety.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (SUKHu)

252 @246

Just remember.


We the going gets tough, the tough get drunk.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (wR+pz)

253 A recent poll shows the dead vote democrat 100% of the time.

Posted by: Case at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (GxTMf)

254 248 Posted by: DangerGirl (@deadlyestrogen) at November 05, 2012 08:24 AM (X66C/)

Wow. I must admit that I had not thought of that. We need to pick up a few seats to keep those fools in line.

That and a Tom Delay type whip in the Senate.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (XkWWK)

255 Don't worry, vote. Voting is the best revenge.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (TMB3S)

Hey, MFer, that's my line.

Posted by: Injuin Blackfoot Barry, The One Who Eats Dogs at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (wR+pz)

256 Morning all. Power back both at home and Office and Now I have to replace batteries left and right and resechedule a boat load of people.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (79ueO)

257 Can't wait for that vacation they tell me I'm getting.

Posted by: Slow Joe at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (IoNBC)

258 249 - yeah, that story was out yesterday. It would be sweet to see Illinois go red based on that info. I also have a bet that Connecticut will go red for the first time in many, many years -- hopefully the idiots in Fairfield County will make it happen this time instead of being brainwashed by liberal guilt.

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (detCI)

259

Every time I have checked this morning, no coverage of the Sandy victims on CNN.

I do not linger there, however, but so far, not once.

Ignore it, and it might go away...

Posted by: 1 day at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (LpQbZ)

260 @243 As long as they don't substitute "First"

Posted by: Retread at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (zxitI)

261 253 A recent poll shows the dead vote democrat 100% of the time.
Posted by: Case at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (GxTMf)


Since becoming a fashion magnate with my ties, not so much.

Posted by: Zombie Jerry Garcia at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (XkWWK)

262 Off, Mr. Natural sock!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (XkWWK)

263 Can I vote for love of country AND revenge?

Posted by: TLGM at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (appbn)

264
>>These are real numbers not some poll based on a better turnout than Dems got in 2008.

I'm amazed that the polling companies just don't care about their reputations.

Or maybe they just can't get conservatives to take their calls and this is the data they get.

Nah, if they don't screen well for likely voters, it's their fault.

Either way, it is silly.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:28 AM (SUKHu)

265 258 249 - yeah, that story was out yesterday. It would be sweet to see Illinois go red based on that info. I also have a bet that Connecticut will go red for the first time in many, many years -- hopefully the idiots in Fairfield County will make it happen this time instead of being brainwashed by liberal guilt.
Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (detCI)


I know she's down in the polls, but maybe it might lift Linda McMahon?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:28 AM (XkWWK)

266 It's true in FL, CO, OH, IA, etc. These are real numbers not some poll based on a better turnout than Dems got in 2008.



Don't worry, vote. Voting is the best revenge.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:25 AM (TMB3S)

Saw a story about the same pattern in Wisconsin. Traditionally GOP areas have seen a good bump up in early/absentee voting, while traditional Dem areas are down from 2008.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:29 AM (qEkGZ)

267 no one, even the O campaign, believes turnout for them will be in 2008 range.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:29 AM (HNwOT)

268 But I do worry about the fraud. WHY must we put up with that??

Because for 25 years the Soviets made a point of seeding our schools, our government, our unions and our media with other commies and anti-American fellow travelers. As a result, such types utterly dominate these key institutions and have intentionally led to a breakdown in social order and an increase in fraud and other strong arm tactics designed to achieve by force what they could not otherwise achieve at the ballot box.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:29 AM (nvV9F)

269 Lost a laptop last night. It was working fine, then the screen froze up, and all the magic smoke leaked out from inside. It's an old IBM thinkpad, which I've repaired before. This time, I think I'll let it stay dead.

No, you have to jam a screwdriver into it's brain or it'll come back as a walker. We're all infected! All of us!

Posted by: That Guy Who Makes Everything into a Walking Dead Metaphor at November 05, 2012 08:29 AM (q5NFp)

270 A little more news on enthusiasm levels -- Yesterday, Joe Biteme held two rallies in CO with a total attendance of around 2k; Ryan held one rally in MN and drew 9k, with another 1,000 turned away because it was over capacity.

Posted by: GnuBreed at November 05, 2012 08:29 AM (ccXZP)

271 JJ - maybe it will lift McMahon but she seems a little retarded herself with her ads telling CT voters they can vote for Obama and her too and not feel bad about it. It doesn't make me feel kindly toward her.

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (detCI)

272 It will make the concession speech all the sweeter to our ears.
Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:20 AM (ovpNn)


My father and I were wondering yesterday what exactly TFG's concession speech will sound like. His theory is that it will be something like, "I cannot in good conscience concede yet, and will fight to ensure that all Americans are allowed the right to vote without impediment, overcoming Rethuglican disenfranchisement, blah, blah, blah."

I disagree. I honestly don't think Obama WANTS to win re-election. He doesn't like having to work this hard; it gets in the way of his personal time. The only reason he has any urge to win is his ego, which is so huge that Narcissus caught sight of it and said, "Whoa, that dude is CONCEITED." So when it comes time to concede (and have no doubt, he WILL be the one conceding), I think his speech will be more along the lines of, "The country isn't ready for my awesomeness, you're not worthy of me, and I'm going to take my ball and go home."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (4df7R)

273 263 Can I vote for love of country AND revenge?
Posted by: TLGM at November 05, 2012 08:27 AM (appbn)


I just flashed on the last scene from "Fish Called Wanda" where Michael Palin is about to roll over Kevin Kline with a road grader.


"REVENGE!!!!"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (XkWWK)

274 @235 kelley in virginia--

I am looking at the internals now. It is D +3 with likely voters, but it has Romney over Obama by +2 when it comes to the economy. I don't know if there are glaring errors in it, though; hopefully dave in fla can look at it later.

Regardless, it is in the margin of error. And frankly I don't trust NBC, ha!

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (U9x6W)

275 what new voters has O picked up? none.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (HNwOT)

276 Gee, I guess the election really caught a lot of Democrats in Florida by surprise... Why didn't anyone tell them that there was an election this year?... and that it took place on the first Tuesday in Nov.?.... Heh.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (tDZmu)

277 272 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM (4df7R)

CONCEITED CONCEDES.

Film at 11.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (XkWWK)

278 Ok, off to get the little one to school now...

Posted by: Sassy at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (detCI)

279 My father and I were wondering yesterday what exactly TFG's concession
speech will sound like. His theory is that it will be something like, "I
cannot in good conscience concede yet, and will fight to ensure that
all Americans are allowed the right to vote without impediment,
overcoming Rethuglican disenfranchisement, blah, blah, blah."


Who gave you my speech?

Posted by: Injuin Blackfoot Barry, The One Who Eats Dogs at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (wR+pz)

280 VAgirl, thanks for the analysis.

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (HNwOT)

281
Saturday night with a group of friend, after much deliberation, we arrived at the best idea the SCOAMTT ever had:
roof hits

Posted by: Justamom's having an election day bash at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (Sptt8)

282 now that they can't write "Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure/tyrant" anymore?


I'll come up with something.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:31 AM (8y9MW)

283 *hand on bible*
The restaurant where I proposed to my wife burnt to the ground and was never rebuilt, the church we got married in is now a gymnasium, our reception hall burnt to the ground and was never rebuilt, and it appears the house we first met was washed away by HC Sandy.

Advice?

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:32 AM (feFL6)

284
>>Morning all. Power back both at home and Office and Now I have to replace batteries left and right and resechedule a boat load of people.

Yea! Good to see you. We got Tami back today, too, but CB's D is still without power.

Rescheduling a bunch of people means you'll be really busy, so that helps your business, right?

/off broken window fallacy

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:32 AM (SUKHu)

285 Advice?


Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:32 AM (feFL6)

Sounds like God wants you to get a divorce?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:33 AM (wR+pz)

286 Ras has Romney 49 Obama 48

Posted by: perdogg at November 05, 2012 08:33 AM (oSdsj)

287
>>I'll come up with something.

I started playing with it up at #178.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:34 AM (SUKHu)

288 >>I'm amazed that the polling companies just don't care about their reputations.

>>Or maybe they just can't get conservatives to take their calls and this is the data they get.

>>Nah, if they don't screen well for likely voters, it's their fault.

>>Either way, it is silly.

I'm assuming all of you know that PPP has been working with SIEU and Kos this entire election cycle, right? If you paid me enough I could give you a poll that gave Osama bin Laden a close race in Texas.

Fuck the state polls. They have one purpose this cycle and that is to depress the Republican vote.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:34 AM (TMB3S)

289 Friend just sent me a note that she saw on Fox the retired Navy Seals are going out to precincts to counter the Black Panthers!

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 05, 2012 08:35 AM (GoIUi)

290 @280 kelley in virginia--

You're welcome, but I goofed! I am sleep deprived and read your post as about the new NBC/WSJ Virginia poll that dropped this morning.

The PPP poll was D +5. Given the 2009 and 2010 races here and the complete and utter beatdown we handed most 'Rats, I find that breakdown highly, highly unlikely, but I don't claim to be a state polls expert or anything. That is just my gut reaction to it.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:35 AM (U9x6W)

291 Advice?

It's a test. Your marriage is a temple built on granite that cannot be harmed by outside forces.

Posted by: Blacksheep at November 05, 2012 08:35 AM (nvV9F)

292 289
Friend just sent me a note that she saw on Fox the retired Navy Seals are going out to precincts to counter the Black Panthers!


Posted by: Miss Marple at November 05, 2012 08:35 AM (GoIUi)

Where? I'll bring them lunch if they are in my town.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:36 AM (wR+pz)

293
>>My father and I were wondering yesterday what exactly TFG's concession speech will sound like.

*I* had a tough race, *we* just didn't get it done, *people* just wanted someone to blame and for some strange reason didn't understand it was Bush's fault.

Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (SUKHu)

294
Advice?

Send all your slightly used wedding gifts to the Obama campaign. They need the money more than a greedy b*stard like you does! Forward!!

I keed I keeeeed.

Give your wife a snuggle and tell her you love her... works like a charm.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (tDZmu)

295 @291

True dat, I was just kidding about the divorce thing.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (wR+pz)

296 The PPP poll is D+4

but it gets worse

When asking respondents who they voted for last time, its an Obama 58% McCain 41% breakdown.

so its actually a lot worse than D+4

Last i checked McLame didnt lose the vote by 17%

These people are blowing smoke up your ass.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (ovpNn)

297 but JackStraw, someone could pay you to say that Obama carried Texas by 10 points. but you would be wrong. so who would hire you for the next election cycle?

unless you are saying that PPP is actually part of the Dem election game just like t-shirts, signs, robo calling etc

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (HNwOT)

298
283
*hand on bible*
The restaurant where I proposed to my wife burnt to
the ground and was never rebuilt, the church we got married in is now a
gymnasium, our reception hall burnt to the ground and was never rebuilt,
and it appears the house we first met was washed away by HC Sandy.

Advice?


Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:32 AM (feFL6)


Stay the hell away from NE Florida please.

Morning Horde. Just talked with my dad/boss and we're closing up shop early tomorrow afternoon to make sure we get to the polls with plenty of time to spare. I'll be sitting in front of the tv tomorrow night with a glass, some ice and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue, just waiting for that Magic Moment.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (da5Wo)

299 #289 I assume it will be urban areas. I didn't see it (being in TV blackout due to nerves). Bet it pops up on Drudge soon.

If they show up in Indy, I will do the same. I don't think so though, probably Philly because of the desperation to cram the ballot box there.

Posted by: Miss Marple at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (GoIUi)

300 if the people who wear the fawkes mask now read up on who fawkes was....they wouldn't support him....he was trying to blow up king james, a protestant, in order to return a Catholic monarch to the throne...

Posted by: phoenixgirl, ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (Ho2rs)

301 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 08:30 AM

I think you are making a common mistake by assuming that Choom Boy will react to defeat like a normal -- if embittered -- American.

My guess is that he will rail against massive eeeeevil Rethuglican fraud and employ the resources we have put in his hands to delay and, if possible, overturn the will of the American people. He doesn't have to lose as long as he believes he has the REAL mandate.

We simply aren't capable of making this decision, and he will show us the error of our ways.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (ZgX/g)

302 Here's a headline I never expected:

Widespread looting reported in Atlantic City
http://tinyurl.com/cdyeq56

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:39 AM (feFL6)

303 thx for all the PPP Va poll analysis. i will get on the treadmill with a slightly springier step

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:39 AM (HNwOT)

304 Dave in Fla has a new poll post up on his web site.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:39 AM (qEkGZ)

305 242 A person can visually scan a paper ballot at a glance. It takes less than a second to return to a point on the paper ballot that a voter may have hesitated to think again before filling in the blank beside the chosen candidate's name. Besides, each voter gets to choose which paper ballot on the table they want, and proceed to a seat in a stall set with blinders before depositing the ballot in the black box.

Whereas, the election computers require a volunteer to literally make your entry for you on screen, accessing a cumbersome "ballot". The computer must process page changes to get from one office to the next, requiring excessive time given a crowd waiting in cue for their turn to vote. Regardless of time wasted in the process of attempting to vote by casting your ballot on inefficient computer screens, there are always far too many voters who dawdle at the poll, completely unprepared for all the other offices being contested in each election.

As the sale's pitch for computer ballots was "efficiency", they take far longer for a voter to complete and submit than the fill-in-the-blank paper ballot. As per cost, paper ballots are far less expensive for elections than computers. And as for what security in prevention of election fraud can be taken, paper ballots win over computers. Besides, in order to access a ballot from the computer, it knows your exact identity, tracking your choices. There really is no expectation of "privacy" with that, no matter the propaganda to the contrary.

From local counties to each voter's State, this should be THE issue for redress 2013.

Posted by: panzernashorn at November 05, 2012 08:40 AM (BAnPT)

306 218 Every one of these polls assumed D+X, whereas in 2010 it was R+1. They truth lies somewhere in between.

There are enough crossovers and previous non-voters for use to win regardless of sample sizes if enough Americans are fed up with Obama's crap. If not, well, then once again we will get the government we deserve.

I think we will win, just as in '04 when everyone counted Bush out except the people who actually voted.


Posted by: Blacksheep


Flashback- I remember that so well. The polling place I went to was like a camp meeting- people laughing & hugging, young mothers with kids in tow saying "look, this is how Mommy votes..."

All the pundits were DOOM! on BOOOSH! I saw what I saw and knew we were going to win. I get the same feeling from the R&R rallies.

Posted by: backhoe at November 05, 2012 08:40 AM (ULH4o)

307 288
>>I'm amazed that the polling companies just don't care about their reputations.





Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:34 AM (TMB3S)

Who is gonna call them out?
The Main stream Media?
They are in it together.


When they are proven wrong they will just claim:

1) Voter Fraud / Suppression2) Respondents lied to them during the poll taking.3) Americans just changed their minds at the last minute.
and in that order.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:40 AM (ovpNn)

308 Today's polling averages:

O+0.50% - Current RCP Average
R+1.30% - Average using the D+3 turnout model
R+3.60% - Average using the 2010 turnout model
R+4.17% - Average using the Rasmussen Party ID turnout model

This is a special version I am running where I have thrown out all the old polls that are a week old and have not been updated. I'm also throwing out the CNN poll because it is an obvious outlier that skews the averages too far in Romney's direction.

The polls are trending toward a Romney victory of between 3 and 4 points right now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:40 AM (JxIkO)

309 Is heckling now illegal? heckler at Obama rally was hand cuffed last
night? Im not big on heckling, because I dont like it when it happens to
our side, but hand cuffing them just for heckling?


It's possible that they were asked to leave and refused. If it was some leftist twit who's pissed Obama hasn't brought about the revolution yet, or because he continues to kill brown people around the world, then they could have tried to make a scene.

Posted by: Alex at November 05, 2012 08:41 AM (HwgHt)

310 304
Dave in Fla has a new poll post up on his web site.


Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:39 AM (qEkGZ)

http://difpolls.blogspot.com/

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:41 AM (ovpNn)

311 Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (ZgX/g)


So you're betting the shooting war starts in January, then? Because that would be the direct result.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:41 AM (8y9MW)

312 I'll be sitting in front of the tv tomorrow night
with a glass, some ice and a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue, just waiting
for that Magic Moment.


Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 08:38 AM (da5Wo)

Just ONE bottle? Light Weight. A FL cracker should have at LEAST TWO.Go to the sto now, so you won't be pissed off later. Remember Bulto's advice.
http://tinyurl.com/cuwfn2

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 05, 2012 08:42 AM (wR+pz)

313 Average Democrat advantage across all polls: D+5.22

thats all you need to know.

Posted by: jeremiah GOD Bless America with a Mitt Romney Presidency wright at November 05, 2012 08:42 AM (ovpNn)

314 dave in Fla, I love you (in the brotherly-sisterly way)

Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:42 AM (HNwOT)

315 On that "extra 4 hours" thing. The story is wrong.

It is one polling location that was given an extra 4 hours because there was a bomb threat. All the rest of the early voting locations closed on time.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:42 AM (JxIkO)

316 I don't know what the rules are elsewhere, but in my area of PA, the polls stay open till everyone that was in line at closing time has voted. So, why does any poll need to extend hours, or are they really closing polls with people in line? Just seems like much ado about nothing.

Posted by: Sophistahick at November 05, 2012 08:43 AM (UhXzR)

317
Working all day tomorrow, so today I cook and decorate for tomorrow's victory bash. Big, big bash. Hope some can go outside. I'll have to leave a key so people can get it going before I get home. Already have guest room and couches accounted for. Kids can always sleep on the floor if need be (JK).

It's like Christmas, New Year's eve, Fourth of July et al rolled together.

Posted by: Justamom's having an election day bash at November 05, 2012 08:43 AM (Sptt8)

318 Fire up the Choomwagon, fellas! Bogart Barry is going home!

Posted by: Fritz at November 05, 2012 08:44 AM (/ZZCn)

319 >>but JackStraw, someone could pay you to say that Obama carried Texas by 10 points. but you would be wrong. so who would hire you for the next election cycle?

The same people who are paying them this cycle.

The campaigns don't rely on media polls, they have their own internal polls that are much more accurate.

Media polls have become a tool to set a narrative. Every time PPP comes out with a poll the left starts fapping and the right has a tizzy. This is not a coincidence.

If you spend any time taking apart the internals you will what a joke the polls are. Not only do they play with the Dem/Rep weighting they play with demographics when they need to, too many women, too many blacks, too many 18 - 29, etc.

Here's an example:

>>j___eraghty In the PPP poll of Ohio, 2% of those who say they have already voted describe themselves as "undecided." http://t.co/eemvCp9x

I'm not all that smart but I know who the hell I've voted for after I voted.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 05, 2012 08:44 AM (TMB3S)

320 Entire natural gas grid on Long Beach Island shut down, must be completely rebuilt
“The company has already resolved over 1,500 gas leaks, which is an
incredible number of leaks to address within three days, and with bad
conditions,” Lu said. “It is definitely unprecedented because typically,
they would go out there, dig out the line — or if the line is exposed,
figure out how to clamp or repair the line — rather than shut down. It’s
a very time-consuming process.”
http://tinyurl.com/baqvaab

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:45 AM (feFL6)

321 unless you are saying that PPP is actually part of the Dem election game just like t-shirts, signs, robo calling etc


Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:37 AM (HNwOT)

This.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:45 AM (qEkGZ)

322 I'll be voting at 0600 tomorrow. In Virginia.

I'll let you morons know about early-early turnout.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (fwARV)

323 I'm sorry but I don't buy the "Sandy is a plus for the Democrats" propaganda line from the media.

Democratic turn out has always been affected by the weather - bad weather, lower turnout - while Republican turnout is not affected nearly as much. The MSM is trying to tell us that a weather disaster will positively affect Democratic turn out? Sorry, that doesn't compute.

In addition, remember the most reliable Democratic voters have already been tallied in early voting - leaving only the unreliable voters to turn out on election day. They are unreliable because things like bad weather keep them from voting. So the claim is that the unreliable Democratic voters are going to literally crawl through broken glass to vote for Obamao - when they didn't have that much enthusiasm for him in the first place?

Just more media lies in an attempt to suppress Republican voting by discouragement.

Posted by: An Observation at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (ylhEn)

324 Thanks Dave in Fla for the context of poll closing and for your amazing and hard work with the polls.

Posted by: Sophistahick at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (UhXzR)

325
MSM d. 2008 RIP
Polling Orgs. d. 2012 RIP

Posted by: The Undertaker at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (x9s9/)

326 If you have time today and are fretting about the supposedly "close" race, head on down to your Victory Center and make calls for Romney/Ryan and the other Republicans in your area. Ive been doing it for the last three days and it makes me feel alot better.
We all need to pull the oars HARD!


Posted by: DeusExMachina at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (6RTwM)

327 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 08:26 AM (79ueO)


Yay! Glad you are back. There was worry.

Posted by: Elizabethe custard/longbow at November 05, 2012 08:46 AM (JINbJ)

328 I see Ras finalis R 49 - O 48. Anybody know what unrounded numbers are?

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 05, 2012 08:47 AM (GvYeG)

329 Larry Sabato said Obama wins at 290 EVs. Also said Biden was in command at the second debate or some shit like that.

Posted by: levi at November 05, 2012 08:48 AM (5V/0T)

330 "dave in fla: PPP for Va (i found this last night) O by 4? Kaine by 6? Did you comment on this last night?"

No, why would I? It's PPP. They had Walker losing by 3.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:48 AM (JxIkO)

331 My father and I were wondering yesterday what exactly TFG's concession speech will sound like.

I'm not kidding - I don't think there will BE a concession speech. I don't think he's capable of speaking the words.

Cornwallis didn't surrender at Yorktown - he sent his secretary to do it for him. The General, Lord Cornwallis thought surrendering to the yuppie locals 'beneath him.'

Obama feels the same.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 08:49 AM (fwARV)

332 I think I'll be Johnny-On-The-Spot for Arlington (TX) tomorrow. I've got the day off, and the Romney campaign hasn't called me back. I don't have enough minutes for my cell-phone plan to phone-bank from home... so, I think I'll swing past a few polling places and talk to so people. Maybe take some pictures.

You know, be a reporter, for a change.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:51 AM (8y9MW)

333 Not that NJ was ever considered a red state but it looks as if they may not know the results for a while (in the case of a close race) either:


''Voters who have been displaced from their home districts and counties
can vote in a variety of ways, as Gov. Chris Christie has ordered to
extend early voting times and to allow some to vote by e-mail or fax,
noting those methods are not considered secret ballots.
Among the directives:
Displaced voters may cast provisional ballots at any polling place in New Jersey.
If
a voter casts a ballot in a county other than where they are
registered, the county in which they voted must either hand-deliver or
mail via overnight delivery the ballot to the home county, which will
then count the ballot.''

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:51 AM (feFL6)

334 *some* people.

[sigh]

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 08:52 AM (8y9MW)

335 Just ONE bottle? Light Weight. A FL cracker should have at LEAST TWO.Go to the sto now, so you won't be pissed off later.



At approx $250 a bottle? I think not.




Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 08:53 AM (da5Wo)

336 Wingnuts Mittens is DOOMED!!!

Posted by: RomneyLosesGaryIndiana at November 05, 2012 08:54 AM (xAtAj)

337 I would love for someone to leak the PPP actuals, the data that gets sent to Axelrod, so we could compare the two.

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 08:54 AM (tZYm2)

338 BanHammer in effect!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 08:55 AM (da5Wo)

339 Obama feels the same.


Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 08:49 AM (fwARV)

I just hope he doesn't get it into his head that he can refuse to leave office and get away with it. Yes, I really think that's possible, if he and his little bubble of acolytes talk themselves into believing that they can get away with it.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:56 AM (qEkGZ)

340 Pollsters are wishcasting, not lying.

The ones who aren't are just playing it safe. No pollster would want to be wrong alone on the "wrong side".


Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 05, 2012 08:56 AM (xAtAj)

341 #283: Advice?

Take an anniversary trip to Washington, DC?

Posted by: GroverMuhfugginCleveland at November 05, 2012 08:56 AM (LXKJo)

342 The media is down to its last, desperate hours of trying to prevent the inevitable crushing of its puny god.

The polls they are pushing reveal a deep-seated denial of reality.

Tomorrow, we will show them the truth.

One more fucking day, my fellow morons.

One more fucking day.....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 08:57 AM (wtvvX)

343 "I *think* he's running a half-marathon (or some other ridiculously
healthy activity) this morning, he said...will do his final poll
analysis thing this afternoon? Something like that anyway, though he
does have posts on some of the new polls up over at his web site...the
ones from late yesterday anyway."

No, that is next Saturday. I was writing my daily update. I had a few new polls dropped on me last night, ya know.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:57 AM (JxIkO)

344 dave in fla--

Do you happen to know offhand what the D/R/I breakdown was for NH in 2008?

I am looking at the new WMUR poll this morning, and I think they have it at D +7 (can't even tell for sure because I had to figure it out myself based on what I think is the right set of data). Wondering how that compares to before. I know squat about NH polling.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 08:57 AM (U9x6W)

345 I hope he does.

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 08:58 AM (tZYm2)

346
I have studied liberals closely for the last 10 years. I have concluded that most of them are mentally ill.

Posted by: The Undertaker at November 05, 2012 08:58 AM (x9s9/)

347 "Cornwallis didn't surrender at Yorktown - he sent his secretary to do it for him."

Maybe he'll send Michelle out to berate the country as a whole.

Posted by: GroverMuhfugginCleveland at November 05, 2012 08:58 AM (LXKJo)

348 Shovel ready....


http://tinyurl.com/barcnwq

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 08:58 AM (da5Wo)

349 Say it ain't so, Joe (Bastardi)
On Weds nor'easter he tweets:

''ECMWF idea is where I am here and its been consistent and ugly. Heavy snows inland could knock out power DC to NJ''

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 08:58 AM (feFL6)

350 No, that is next Saturday. I was writing my daily update. I had a few new polls dropped on me last night, ya know.


Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:57 AM (JxIkO)

That's what I get for relying on my memory...especially in the morning.

Posted by: davidinvirginia at November 05, 2012 08:59 AM (qEkGZ)

351 "No, I didn't see it, but isn't PPP the bunch than even the MSM makes fun
of occasionally for being totally in the tank for the Dems? Almost all
of them are to some degree, but PPP doesn't even try to pretend? If I've
got my polling companies straight, that's PPP, and so I wouldn't put
much stock in it."

Yes, you can safely ignore any poll you see from PPP. They are an opening partisan Democrat polling firm.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:59 AM (JxIkO)

352 344 if you go to RCP polls, you can look up the D margin in NH from 2008. Same for all states. Check elect. map and click on a state.

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 05, 2012 08:59 AM (GvYeG)

353 Posted by: RomneylosesOhio at November 05, 2012 08:59 AM (xkJak)





Tell your boss to go by some shaving cream and a razor today

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (1Jaio)

354 Holy crap. I'd never even HEARD of Johnny Walker Blue. $250 a bottle????


What the hell is in it??

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (wtvvX)

355 It lives

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (tZYm2)

356 You know what the disappointing thing is? I won't be able to shove it in his face on Wednesday. Because he won't be here.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (JxIkO)

357 VBJohnny - when you show up, do you have unrounded final Ras numbers?

Posted by: Honey Badger at November 05, 2012 09:01 AM (GvYeG)

358 I am awake. Which means someone is going to get some heaping wrath.

First up, Gabriel. Honey, South Florida is like another country from the rest of the dangling chad that is the peninsula of Floriduh.

I voted early in Florida for Romney/Ryan. This required photo ID to match my aging supermodel face and the address matching my casa. Then I got a printed receipt with my name and precinct. Another volunteer got the two page ballot, read my precinct number out loud (with pointing to numbers in the event I might be a Democrat) from both pages, matching this to the number on the receipt. I then had to initial my receipt before I could finally vote. Do not tell me that the entire state is incompetent when you lump us on the same short bus as those bozos in South Florida. Do not make me stop this car. #ChristyBReadyToRiotAtSlightestProvacation

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 05, 2012 09:01 AM (baL2B)

359
*pops out of lurking*
I really want to punch a troll right square in the nose.
*back to lurking*

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 05, 2012 09:01 AM (0vN24)

360 Does anyone have a site that has the times for the network calls by state?

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (tZYm2)

361 Well, now we know how accurate your ridiculous re-skewing the polls is.
The final PPP poll of the WI recall had Walker WINNING by 3, not losing
by 3, you idiot. All the poll had Walker ahead.


Let's pretend, for a moment, that you're not lying. I know, it's a stretch, but just go with me here.

the "final PPP poll" is not what PPP was saying. See, almost everybody tries to get the "final poll" right- as a way to regain their reputation after a full cycle of shilling for one candidate or the other. As we've seen in this race (2% of those who already voted are "undecided?" seriously?), that isn't guaranteed to work, either- but their work is actually already done. Their "work" was done last week. That was the culmination of their previous preposterous polling. This most recent round is a fig leaf for them to say,"Oh, we saw a lot of movement," "We saw a shift in momentum," or (as will probably be this year's excuse,) "We knew our data was bad, but the answers we get are the answers we get. We can only publish what we actually find!"

On the other hand, there's you. You most certainly were telling us- up to the day of the election, that Walker was going to lose the recall. You still haven't cleaned that egg off of your face.

Wait, that's not egg, is it?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (8y9MW)

362 "No, why would I? It's PPP. They had Walker losing by 3.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:48 AM (JxIkO)"

Well, now we know how accurate your ridiculous re-skewing the polls is. The final PPP poll of the WI recall had Walker WINNING by 3, not losing by 3, you idiot. All the poll had Walker ahead.

Posted by: RomneylosesOhio at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (luJ3e)

363 Maybe he'll send Michelle out to berate the country as a whole.

I can totally see that.

"YOU DON'T DESERVE BARACK!!!

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (fwARV)

364
Maybe he'll send Michelle out to berate the country as a whole.




Michelle will be hunched over a box of donuts and snarling at anyone who gets to close.

Posted by: Alex at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (HwgHt)

365 356
You know what the disappointing thing is? I won't be able to shove it in his face on Wednesday. Because he won't be here.


Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (JxIkO)

We can sock him, and then humiliate the sock. I don't think he's a sentient being anyways, so it gets us most they way there.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 05, 2012 09:02 AM (xAtAj)

366 352-- Where exactly do I go on RCP? I am looking at the 2008 section and not seeing an election map.

I wish I drank coffee on days like this... I can't think straight.

Posted by: VAgirl at November 05, 2012 09:03 AM (U9x6W)

367 "Pollsters are wishcasting, not lying."

For the most part, I don't think it is either. In the last week their likely voter screens have been destroyed by Democrats claiming to have already voted. It is a campaign tactic being used to artificially inflate the polls and make them tighter.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:03 AM (JxIkO)

368 See, the "RomneylosesOhio" guy nicely proves my point.Mentally ill.

Posted by: The Undertaker at November 05, 2012 09:03 AM (x9s9/)

369 *pops out of lurking*
I really want to punch a troll right square in the nose.
*back to lurking*

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 05, 2012 09:01 AM (0vN24)




Feel free. I'm sure it will be the first and last time they are touched by a woman besides their mothers

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 09:03 AM (1Jaio)

370 Can I take a baseball bat to it? Please?

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (0vN24)

371 Clinton is now going to criss-cross the Pennsylvania. If it was such as sure-thing, would they waste him on this state? Another thing- where the heck is Michelle Obama?

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (opS9C)

372 Not sure what it would do.

R's are going to crawl on broken glass to vote TFG out, so why make it seem close?

Respectability? That'll only last until polling day, then the pollsters lose theirs.

Posted by: HoboJerky, now with 45% more DOOM! at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (xAtAj)

373 "Michelle will be hunched over a box of donuts and snarling at anyone who gets to close."

With a 40 ouncer to chase it down.

Mmmmmm, the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull!!!

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:05 AM (wtvvX)

374 Another thing- where the heck is Michelle Obama?


Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (opS9C)

I am starting to think she is in Algeria with Hillary, where former FLOTUS' go to hide.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 05, 2012 09:05 AM (baL2B)

375 I do take heart that the Obama campaign views my methodology as a threat. I am singled out for ridicule. That tells me they think it is valid, and don't want people listening to what I am saying.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:06 AM (JxIkO)

376 Holy crap. I'd never even HEARD of Johnny Walker Blue. $250 a bottle????


What the hell is in it??


Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:00 AM (wtvvX)


Really? I mean, you've heard of Johnnie (sorry on earlier misspelling ) Walker right? Scotch Whiskey. The have several "labels" of varying quality. Starts at Red ($23), then Black ($36), then Green ($65), then Gold ($90), then Blue ($236) and finally, Blue King George V ($600).
All those prices are for a 750 ml bottle.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 09:06 AM (da5Wo)

377 Has anybody called out that cocksucker Springsteen for being out campaigning for the JEF instead of helping the "little people" of Jersey deal with the ass kicking they got from Sandy in places where he made his dogshit name? What a worthless fuckhead.

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 09:06 AM (Kp9Rs)

378 I'm touched by people concerned with how I'll get by without saying "Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor" every day, but I'm more concerned for Dave_in_Fla. His entire blog is based on the Presidential polling. What will he do starting on Wednesday? Well, Thursday- I figure he'll do election analysis/postmortem on Wednesday.

I can just go back to philosophy/holding Republicans' feet to the Conservative fire.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at November 05, 2012 09:06 AM (8y9MW)

379 With a 40 ouncer to chase it down.

Mmmmmm, the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull!!!

I thought Dems supported size restrictions.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 09:07 AM (fwARV)

380 @335

I know what blue cost. My advice, get a cheap back up. shit you'll be drunk by then and won't know the difference. ha ha

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 05, 2012 09:07 AM (wR+pz)

381 "Another thing- where the heck is Michelle Obama?"

Secret Service has taken her to an undisclosed KFC where she can "calm down" with a 62-piece bucket of extra crispy, safely away from Jugears McFuckstick.

Just to be safe, they sanded down her fingernails....

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:07 AM (wtvvX)

382 Rescheduling a bunch of people means you'll be really busy, so that helps your business, right?

/off broken window fallacy
Posted by: Mama AJ at November 05, 2012 08:32 AM (SUKHu)

yeah doesn't really work out like that. I lost a week I can never get back and it will take all day today to get everyone rescheduled and things back up an working, but I'll survive. Yeah CB's Dildo leaves near me and his area got hit hard also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 09:07 AM (79ueO)

383 "Mom" puts toddler on railing at Pittsburgh Zoo. Child immediately "falls" (she might as well have thrown him) into exhibit of these lovely Painted African Dogs: http://tinyurl.com/aptxy57

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:08 AM (opS9C)

384 Which one is delivered by a bonnie lass in a short plaid skirt?

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 09:08 AM (tZYm2)

385 "unless you are saying that PPP is actually part of the Dem election game just like t-shirts, signs, robo calling etc"

They are.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:08 AM (JxIkO)

386 Michelle is begging Obama to release the suicide bombers. "It's toooooo cloooooosssssssseeeeee, we might looooooooosssssssseeeeeeee!!!!"

Posted by: The Undertaker at November 05, 2012 09:08 AM (x9s9/)

387 Polls, regardless of skew, don't suppress the vote. People vote regardless of polling.

Skewed polls do cut off small donations to republicans from those who do impulse giving or are somewhat uninformed. After all, why would you give money to a losing cause? Where's the ROI in that?

The other more obvious reason to skew the polls is to give democrats a cushion into which they can put their fraudulent votes, and then later use the skewed polls to bolster their lawfare.

There is now a third reason for polls to err on the side of democrats: the DOJ has been leaning on Gallup to produce more favorable polls. Since its all a guessing game anyway, there's no reason for pollsters to unduly risk the wrath of a fully politicized Gestapo coming down on them like a ton of angry, toothy vaginas.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 05, 2012 09:08 AM (YPdze)

388 I'd rather neuter a totally conscious pissed off male lion with a dull knife than vote for the JEF.

Posted by: FL-Chick at November 05, 2012 09:09 AM (0vN24)

389 "but I'm more concerned for Dave_in_Fla. His entire blog is based on the
Presidential polling. What will he do starting on Wednesday?"

I go back into obscurity, after a bit of gloating to Ace and CAC.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 09:09 AM (JxIkO)

390 Clinton is now going to criss-cross the
Pennsylvania.


Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (opS9C)


Have they issued Megan's Law alerts in all those locations?

Posted by: Captain Hate (more dagny and less curious) at November 05, 2012 09:09 AM (Kp9Rs)

391
"Another thing- where the heck is Michelle Obama?"





Seeing if she can get her old job back as a center with the Knicks

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 05, 2012 09:10 AM (1Jaio)

392 I know what blue cost. My advice, get a cheap back up. shit you'll be drunk by then and won't know the difference. ha ha


Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at November 05, 2012 09:07 AM (wR+pz)


Oh, the Blue is just for the celebratory drink. Or two. Actual drunkenness will be achieved through other, cheaper, means.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 09:10 AM (da5Wo)

393 Clinton is due in Pittsburgh today.... Pittsburgh.

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:11 AM (opS9C)

394 Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 09:10 AM (da5Wo)

Maker's Mark manhattans for me.

All of them.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 09:13 AM (fwARV)

395 now that they can't write "Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure/tyrant" anymore?

I don't see why we can't continue to refer to Bammy as a SCOAMF/SCOAMT. Just because he's getting kicked out of office doesn't mean he's not still the miserable waste of space he was when he first got inaugurated.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 09:13 AM (4df7R)

396 Can anyone tell me if Romney's vaunted army of election lawyers is doing anything about Demo fraud now, before it's too late?
I woke up this morning, wide-eyed at 3:30, thinking of the family who arrived to vote only to be told that they'd "already voted." Further inquiry determined that their votes were cast for Obama and that they couldn't do anything about it until mid-November.
I'm dyin' here.

Posted by: Jim Flimsey at November 05, 2012 09:14 AM (T9V22)

397 Polls open here in NJ tomorrow at 6:00 AM and I will be there with one of my daughters to get Romney off to a running start

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 09:15 AM (79ueO)

398 @BCochran1981:

Oh, I've heard of Johhnie Walker Red and Black. (I've even drunk it!). But I'd never heard of the "good stuff".

Probably a function of the liquor stores I frequent :-)

Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:16 AM (wtvvX)

399 Pittsburgh? Not one of Messina's "Paths to Victory" maps includes a red PA.

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 09:16 AM (ICwOo)

400 A thought on enacting change in the government.

There are two parts to this nut, and they really are of different kinds.

The first part is, you have to get people elected who are somewhat amenable to your positions. We understand this. It's why we support even assholes like Scott Brown even though he disagrees with us about half the time.
This is a partisan process which requires us to hide every flaw in the candidate and make sure he is not subject to cleavage issues, or really any issues at all whenever possible.

The second part is, we need to put pressure on those people, who instinctively understand who their base is, to act in the best interest of that base.
This requires consistent pressure, the reveal or threat to reveal lawmaker flaws, the demand to commit on cleavage issues, and is decidedly non-partisan.

See, the election of "good" people, and the subsequent activism against those same "good" people, are almost diametrically opposed positions. The first bolsters and protects, while the second threatens to, and eventually does, expose weaknesses and points of division and tears down.

It's why activists make shitty operatives and vice-versa. It's also why the best politicians are also the least likely to be ideologues.

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 05, 2012 09:16 AM (YPdze)

401 Clinton's supposed to stop by Scranton too. If I wasn't otherwise busy, I'd head out there, and walk around with an R/R sign.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 05, 2012 09:16 AM (L7hol)

402 Jim Flimsey at November 05, 2012 09:14 AM (T9V22)
---------------
Where was this, Jim?

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife at November 05, 2012 09:17 AM (qtKqj)

403 cocksucker Springsteen

True that. I'm reading about a miles long backlog of cars waiting to get onto Long Beach Island that started 8 pm last night. They'll have 8 hours to get in and get out with whatever they can take. Since the homes will have no heat for as much as six months because they've shut off gas lines and need to rebuild the entire system, they've gotta do winter prep, too or face broken water heaters, toilets, plumbing in the spring.

Where's Waldo Bruce?



Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at November 05, 2012 09:17 AM (feFL6)

404 Jameison Manhattans to start the night, then it gets rowdy

Posted by: Jean at November 05, 2012 09:18 AM (ICwOo)

405 dave in Fla, I love you (in the brotherly-sisterly way)
Posted by: kelley in virginia at November 05, 2012 08:42 AM (HNwOT)
--
If you were in West Virginia, that would still be wacky.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at November 05, 2012 09:19 AM (zhe90)

406 Oh, I've heard of Johhnie Walker Red and Black. (I've even drunk it!). But I'd never heard of the "good stuff".

Probably a function of the liquor stores I frequent :-)


Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:16 AM (wtvvX)


Lol. The only reason I have a bottle of it is because the wife and I honeymooned in the Bahamas. The shop in our hotel had it for $125. Still expensive, but there was no way I was walking away from that. It's only been opened once in the last 9 1/2 years. At the christening of our first child, which was the first grandchild for either family. I fixed 3 drinks, one for me, one each for the godparents. (Wife was nursing obv) I thought it tasted better than sex. The godparents both choked and poured coke in it. I "might" have lost my shit a little at them.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 05, 2012 09:19 AM (da5Wo)

407
I'm in SW PA where the dog mauled the child. Everyone here knew of it and was aghast that the mother did not jump in to save the child. Two take aways:
1) Mother waited for help = nanny state mentality = Darwin award ( mind you that this is a tradgedy and I am not thrilled to point this out.
2) These people that all knew of this trdgedy know nothing of Benghazi which is more than a trdgedy it is treasonous as well.
3) I Lied there is three. Our culture may be beyond repair without a little fertilization of the tree of liberty.

Posted by: Sophistahick at November 05, 2012 09:20 AM (UhXzR)

408 No, why would I? It's PPP. They had Walker losing by 3.
Posted by: Dave in Fla at November 05, 2012 08:48 AM (JxIkO)


Signs you've been watching too much "The Walking Dead:"

I just read this comment as, "They had A WALKER losing by 3."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Binder Hobbit and ABO Supporter at November 05, 2012 09:20 AM (4df7R)

409 @397

You can vote early in NJ until 3pm today.

I did so yesterday in Sussex Co.

Posted by: Gran at November 05, 2012 09:21 AM (Lpnoa)

410 Another thing- where the heck is Michelle Obama?

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:04 AM (opS9C)-----
She's in NC.

Posted by: MrX at November 05, 2012 09:21 AM (LtSvr)

411 407
Posted by: Sophistahick at November 05, 2012 09:20 AM (UhXzR) ________ The poor child. It is absolutely horrible. I can barely even think bout it, but am furious at the mother for putting the kid on the railing in the first place.

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:23 AM (opS9C)

412 After the Pittsburgh rally, Clinton will head to the eastern side of the state and make campaign stops in Blue Bell, Philadelphia and Scranton on Monday.
http://tinyurl.com/armupbg

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:25 AM (opS9C)

413 I don't like scotch whiskey. I think I will pick up some Buffalo Trace today.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 05, 2012 09:26 AM (he2LC)

414 A lot of masks are going to slip off temporarily in the immediate aftermath of tomorrow's result.


Note well all cues both verbal and physical of any significant characters that you encounter. Take a series of mental snap shots, because in this time of surreal and serpentine media communication and mixed social messaging, when the single most difficult thing to determine is the unvarnished truth, you will both see and hear it, whether intentionally or involuntarily.


It will be invaluable going forward.

Posted by: ontherocks at November 05, 2012 09:26 AM (aZ6ew)

415 Dave in Fla, looking at your blog on the Nov 4th post I think you have your percentages wrong; 147 out of 1474 is 10% not 1% , and 7 voters out of 1474 is .47% . I think you forgot that percentage moves the decimal place two digits. Sorry if somebody has pointed this out already - but I didn't see a correction.

Posted by: An Observation at November 05, 2012 09:27 AM (ylhEn)

416 MrX- Thank you. I just have not seen news coverage of her... Must not be memorable. _ Oh my mom decided Mitt will win since the yard guys are blowing the leaves off the roof, must be some Eastern European folk belief or something.

Posted by: Baldy at November 05, 2012 09:27 AM (opS9C)

417 For the most part, I don't think it is either. In the last week their likely voter screens have been destroyed by Democrats claiming to have already voted. It is a campaign tactic being used to artificially inflate the polls and make them tighter.

I also think there's some confirmational bias built into these poll results. The companies expect Jugears to win and thus they are tweaking their data to make it fit into their expectation. My guess is that their unweighted data is showing a Mittens lead outside the MOE and they just don't believe it to be true. so they reweight to get to something that they think conforms more closely to reality.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at November 05, 2012 09:27 AM (JxMoP)

418 It will be invaluable going forward.


Posted by: ontherocks at November 05, 2012 09:26 AM (aZ6ew)

Heh. You said 'forward'.

Posted by: washington nearsider at November 05, 2012 09:28 AM (fwARV)

419 You can vote early in NJ until 3pm today.

I did so yesterday in Sussex Co.
Posted by: Gran at November 05, 2012 09:21 AM (Lpnoa)


really? I did not know that. But anyway i am at work already and I will vote early tomorrow and then got out to breakfeast with my daughter.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 05, 2012 09:28 AM (79ueO)

420 your face half eaten off by the homeless cat

That's animal cruelty.

Posted by: DaveASPCA at November 05, 2012 09:30 AM (MOWP1)

421 Nevergiveup: So glad to see you are safe and back online--missed your comments.

I was surprised at the intensity of pride and pleasure I had filling in my absentee ballot for Romney/Ryan. Other than voting for Reagan, this is the first time I happily voted for someone who earned my respect.

And because we can here in the UK, I placed a £50 bet on R/R with 10/2 odds and can't wait to collect.

Stay safe, all of you on the East Coast.

Posted by: GuyInLondon at November 05, 2012 09:35 AM (dniUc)

422 @419

You can go to your county clerks office and fill out a mail-in ballot and hand it in there.

Posted by: Gran at November 05, 2012 09:37 AM (Lpnoa)

423 "
"Mom" puts toddler on railing at Pittsburgh Zoo"

Damn it. When my wife read me the headline about this story, I immediately said, "someone put that kid up on the railing".

Dear lord, the stupid......


Posted by: Tex Lovera at November 05, 2012 09:38 AM (wtvvX)

424 Richard Hoagland, the acting U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, discussed with Code Pink and anti-Israel activists what he said was classified information, during an October 3 meeting with the groups in Islamabad.

http://goo.gl/6Pxah

Posted by: redd at November 05, 2012 09:40 AM (nDA7V)

425 @414: that is some excellent advice!

Posted by: Truman North, 315-223 at November 05, 2012 09:41 AM (YPdze)

426 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at November 05, 2012 11:10 AM (9XBK2)

427 The comments responding to that article are far more frightening than then the lawsuit.

1. Prove to me someone waited 7 hours to vote.
2. Prove to me that this is mostly a problem in Dem districts.
3. How long is early voting allowed there?
4. Is early voting even constitutional?

Posted by: Mekan at November 05, 2012 11:34 AM (T/L2Z)

428 402
Jim Flimsey at November 05, 2012 09:14 AM (T9V22)

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Where was this, Jim?

Posted by: Hoplite Housewife
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Sorry, I've read so much of this stuff in so many places that, in spite of trying hard to backtrack, I can't find it. I usually read NRO, PJ Media, and Ricochet after I tap out Ace.

I gotta' get ahold of myself; maybe I'll go out and rake leaves and then kick them all over the yard again.

Posted by: Jim Flimsey at November 05, 2012 11:37 AM (T9V22)

429 boo

Posted by: boo at November 06, 2012 06:04 PM (MMTJh)






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