The Dangerous Fantasy of ACORN and “Vote Fraud”

18 10 2008

The Democrats know it.  The Republicans know it.  If there is a high voter turnout this election, the Republicans will lose.  Let me rephrase….If there is a high voter turnout, AND all the votes are counted properly, the Republicans will lose.  This shouldn’t be making anyone planning to cast a vote against the Republican ticket feel better.

I’ve been working on a post that elegantly ties in the escalating attacks on ACORN, vote fraud vs. election fraud, the U.S. Attorney firings, David Iglesias, the massive coordinated effort between the Bush administration, the RNC, and the McCain-Palin campaign to suppress voter turnout, and their attempt to create a monster under the bed, named “vote fraud” as their last attempt to steal this election.  It culminated by citing McCain’s over-the-top reference at the last presidential debate to the fact that ACORN and vote fraud was “a threat to the fabric of our democracy.”

Then I watched Countdown with Keith Olbermann… (I throw a metaphorical pile of papers in the air).  He said everything I wanted to say, and more.  So, here’s what I wouldhave said if I had a paid staff, a TV camera, and the on-air presence of Keith Olbermann.

I had the privilege of sitting in on a conference call with Robert Bauer, Counsel for Obama for America on Friday.  The situation, I think,  is in good hands.  And the very fact that this strategy, that we’ve seen before, was anticipated, and is not going unchallenged is a very very good thing.  Attached is a copy of the letter sent by Bauer to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey.  But, this shouldn’t make anyone planning to cast a vote against the Republican ticket feel better either.  letter-to-mukasey2

The general public, while feeling a bit isolated and distant from the inner workings of the Justice Department, is wondering what to do.  If there is one thing we have learned from this election cycle is that the following progression applies, when the information is correct, and if people think the issue is important enough.  (Imagine a set of falling dominoes)   Information > individual person > blog > bigger blog > every blog > readers pressure media for coverage > media reads blogs and gets lots and lots of email and phone calls> media covers issue > issue percolates into national awareness.  Also not to be underestimated is the nice low-tech letter to the editor.

It is the responsibility of American citizens to hold their media accountable.  We have no revered avuncular anchorman anymore to tell a generation of Americans a story that we can believe to be more or less correct.  I don’t think we ever did.  But now, in the age of instant dissemenation of knowledge, we are beginning to realize it.  

So, we watch the crowds of frantic Republicans screaming “VOTE FRAUD!!!” as they tear their hair and run around in circles, trying to convince us that somewhere out there thousands of voters will risk committing a felony, and attempt to cast their ballots under the name “Mickey Mouse” to destroy America.  And we watch, amazed,  Americans beginning to believe it.

So if this issue is important, and if Americans who are actually paying attention want the rest of America to realize that the thing that is being stolen is their fundamental right as Americans – their right to vote – then it’s up to them to take the next step, and pressure the media to start reporting on the real story of election fraud.

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18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

I’ve already emailed the list. Let’s get going mudpuppies.

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

I’ve never been first. It’s kind of wierd. Like finding a whole city empty.

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

I was just about to post and thank Bea for the update on Tinklenberg’s donation total. Close to $500,000. That is fantastic. The total on ActBlue of over $200,000 doesn’t include the amount donated directly on his Website (which is how I sent it). This is truly amazing. Nip McCarthyism in the bud.

18 10 2008
divatalk Hussein

Hey, I’m third this time, alright! I feel privileged. Ok, I’m on it captain! The email queen is on the job! Goooooooo!

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

nice to start over with a clean whiteboard..

my first question.. Did anyone see any of the video of Failin and her darling baby as she walks to the stage and waves, holding the baby with one arm, facing out towards the crowd, under a hoodie?

The poor baby had to be terrified, yet since it was good press, the working mommy angle and all, yet she was so callous in how she was handling HER child, made me sick. Can’t find any video.. I snapped some crappy photos off the TV.. will post them if i can’t find the video.

What mother would carry an infant this way? And a child with health needs doesn’t need to be paraded like a trained chimpanzee.

pathetic woman.. pathetic mom… pathetic period. good excuse for mandatory sterilization.. idiots shouldn’t be allowed to breed.

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

OT:

I am making calls in Indiana, when does early voting start there? And can voters go to any polling place within their county?

18 10 2008
BigPete

One way to lessen Voter Suppression is “early voting”….considering that long lines at voting centers on Nov 4…is an ‘innocent’ way to suppress the vote of working people.

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks for featuring this topic so well, AKM. I remember how the people who cried voter suppression in Ohio were treated last election. There was some serious evidence then to justify the cries.

Now the Republicans want to cry it because they have nothing else to use at this point. A very scary situation – and as you say – the removal of one of our fundamental rights. I hope MSM will “borrow Hillary’s pair” and get on this, pronto.

18 10 2008
jimstaro

Hmmm,ACORN? Nope Try A GOP Contractor “YPM”!!

Voters say they were duped into registering as Republicans

YPM, a group hired by the GOP, allegedly deceived Californians who thought they were signing a petition. YPM denies any wrongdoing.
Similar accusations have been leveled against the company elsewhere.

YPM is one of a number of repug groups known about and watched!

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Early voting has started in a lot of states. It is open in Illinois.

18 10 2008
jackie

I refer to Keith as OBi Wan Oberman.

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

LetsGetReal – I just found this page on the Obama Website about early voting in Indiana.
I’m sure they must have it up there for every state where it is available.

http://www.voteforchange.com/?state=IN&source=sem-fo-ev-google-in&gclid=CO2sqsnisZYCFRxNagodzFgQLg

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

ATTN: AKM – the link “letter to Mukasey” is NOT working.

Fixed! Sorry. AKM

18 10 2008
otrplm

CNN just reported Sen.James Rhoads R-P.A. died today

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

jim.. registering as a repug is bad for stats.. but they can ultimately vote for the right choice, so being registered with a wrong party affliation is better than not registering at all!

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Here is the Obama Website link to find out for every state – how to vote early or absentee, and how to find your poling place

http://www.voteforchange.com/?state=IN&source=sem-fo-ev-google-in&gclid=CO2sqsnisZYCFRxNagodzFgQLg

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

AKM, you so inspire me…Let us fight puppies, you all know that together we can win this thing.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

The more I learn about voting and electioneering in the US, the more I think it is at risk of becoming like a “pretend democracy” – much like Egypt. The GOP should more aptly be called the Banana Republicans for that is what they are very seriously trying to turn the country into. I worry very much for my neighbour country and its citizens, many of whom are relatives.

18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

BTW – as discussed earlier today on the previous thread when I wasn’t around — that photograph of the crowd of 100,000 in St. Louis today literally made me cry. How beautiful!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

Looking forward to seeing a big one in KC tonight.

18 10 2008
Marsha

Nothing surprises me any more. The American public obviously will believe anything if it is repeated often enough. Look at the 2004 election. Republicans are desperate and I wouldn’t put any thing past them in their desperation to hang on to the White House.

I’m hoping that the polls are showing that Americans finally have had enough of the lies, whines and mean spiritedness of the Republican party. Even Republicans with a conscience are abandoning McCain.

May the voter turnout for Obama be so high there is no way even voter fraud would cause anyone to question the outcome should Obama win.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

I am so embarrassed and apologize for the fellow Virginians who went to mcgrumpy’s rally today in woodbridge.

They didn’t seem as rabid as others i’ve seen.. so it’s maybe a good sign that they’re losing their steam and realizing they’re fighting a lost cause.

Would be funny if the repugs actually feel defeated and don’t bother to vote. How would that play?

I agree 100% we have to vote, every one of us. But maybe the other side will start feeling it;s a lost cause and not vote..!

18 10 2008
otrplm

Mr.Rhoades was a state senator not a U.S. senator.

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I have a shortcut on my desktop to Obama’s acceptance speech at the DNC. Whenever I am feeling down I just listen to it again and I know that this man just has to win.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter
18 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Let’sGetReal — here is a little more info on Indiana early voting that was in the Trib recently. I checked the Obama Website links above and it actually didn’t have my Illinois early voter info listed when I filled out the form. (You do have to provided a complete address and they ask for an email before you can complete the form on that Website)

Associated Press
2:35 PM CDT, October 16, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS – All Indiana voters can cast early ballots in person at county election offices until noon on Nov. 3 — the day before Election Day. Some counties offer additional early voting sites where people can cast in-person absentee ballots.

Absentee voting by mail is restricted to those with special circumstances, such as people who are disabled or who work all day on Nov. 4.

The Secretary of State’s office is urging voters to double check their registration information and find their correct polling place. Voters may have a shorter wait if they avoid peak voting hours of 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“We’re telling voters to prepare,” said Jim Gavin, a spokesman for the Secretary of State’s office.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

this is so good i had to quote it..

Palin is, additionally, costing McCain newspaper endorsements. Editor and Publisher calculated that as of Oct 18, Barack Obama led McCain 58-16 in the competition for the backing of newspapers. Many of the endorsements cited Palin as a factor in their rejection of McCain. The Salt Lake Tribune, which supported George W. Bush in 2004, commented that “out of nowhere, and without proper vetting, the impetuous McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. She quickly proved grievously under-equipped to step into the presidency should McCain, at 72 and with a history of health problems, die in office. More than any single factor, McCain’s bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him for the presidency.” The Kansas City Star, in turn, described Palin as “unqualified.”

18 10 2008
Southernbelle

Hi, I’m terrible at this sort of thing but I’ve given it a shot with a clip from YouTube. PBS along with YouTube is doing something called Video the Vote. Judy Woodruff explains it all in this youtube clip. Sounds to me like a subtle or not so subtle way of saying everybody better have back-up for their vote. It’s a great idea and I think should be passed on to everybody.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4968993.ece

Really good article in today’s Times of London re some of the bright stars that Obama might pick for his cabinet should he be elected (well, he’ll be elected – what I mean to say is, if the vote is not rigged for McCain).

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter (14:11:3!0) :

Thanks for the link, Marty
From the Salt Lake Tribune–” More than any single factor, McCain’s bad judgment in choosing the inarticulate, insular and ethically challenged Palin disqualifies him for the presidency.” The Kansas City Star, in turn, described Palin as “unqualified.”

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

hmm.. wonder if failin in an attempt at the lascivious vote, has a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ and shows not-ready-for-primetime-body-parts.

I can imagine all the pervs seeing a glimpse of something 1/2 the population has yet finding it so exciting they just can’t help themselves and decide to vote for her.

i know.. very, very uugy.. worse than ted stevens bare bottom visual..🙂

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

“Ethically challenged Palin” don’t you love it..Thanks to the Salt Lake Tribune!

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Hey kids..

ADD YOUR STATE TO YOUR USER NAME!! So we can see where everyone’s from!

18 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter (13:53:22) :

We saw that footage on MSNBC while cruising around the TV this morning. It’s despicable! She uses that poor baby as a prop and then hands him off to Willow to take care of him. I think the only people in that family who know how to properly hold a baby at this point are the three girls, only two of whom still seem to be being dragged around on the trail as additional props (and babysitters, obviously). I don’t care if she has raised 4 others so far; I’m not impressed with how and what she’s doing with that poor baby.

18 10 2008
jimstaro

Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

True but, it makes for the Primary Voter where it’s surpressed, there’s more on this group, and they’re not unknown, and the one major thing about them is they’re doing it without reporting any mistakes, ACORN has to turn in the bad paper but Does report Questionable Registrations as required by Law!

18 10 2008
Mad Skillz, son

HIt me, please, mudflatz … I must – I repeat, I must see this post. Please e-mail me when it runs – I will need to carve out some time, get a cold one and read this post word for word.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Injuneau i was so repulsed.. i snapped pics off the TV..

i hope someone posts a video.. MSNBC didn’t show her speech from that point, so i don’t know if anyone has it.. maybe on a repug blog, some moron posted it, thinking how cute and adorable it was that she brought her Down baby to a rally with thousands of scary things for him to see and further traumatize him.

18 10 2008
SoCal Gal

From a previous ‘Blink Blink…post:

…”we Democrats need to be very cautious at this point. The GOP is a cornered and wounded animal that is at it’s most vicious and dangerous; being complacent now is inviting disaster. The election is still 3 weeks away and there’s still a lot to do and a lot that could happen.”

The Repug machine has a lot of experience in stealing elections: 2000 & 2004 and they are craftily working away @ 2008.

Taken from http://www.margaretandhelen.wordpress.com
worth passing along:

What if things were switched around?
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was divorced?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and
Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference.
And, think of this – the candidates’ educational backgrounds:
Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization
international Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
John McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world.

You make the call.

Obama/Biden 2008

18 10 2008
jimstaro

CNN just reported Sen.James Rhoads R-P.A. died today

On this, I believe he’s a State Senator, and had gotten into a headon collison yesterday or the day before, Sad indeed. hadn’t heard his condition but had heard it was a bad accident.

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

@ Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (14:03:51) :

The more I learn about voting and electioneering in the US, the more I think it is at risk of becoming like a “pretend democracy” – much like Egypt. The GOP should more aptly be called the Banana Republicans for that is what they are very seriously trying to turn the country into.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

In case you missed this, here is Christopher Hitchens take on America the Banana Republic.

http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/10/hitchens200810

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/docs/Obama-Mukasey/

Above link is to a copy of the letter sent from Bauer to Mukasey

18 10 2008
MJC

AKM or ANBODY,
PLEASE TELL ME WHO WE CAN WRITE, E-MAIL, OR FAX A LETTER TO ABOUT THIS REPUBLICAN “ELECTION FRAUD”.

DO WE NEED TO BOMBARD THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT?

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

here’s an even more telling anti-failin article.. written by none other than Peggy Noonan.. Who’s peggy noonan??? How about a special assistant to Ronald Reagan.. A repug writing anti-repug.. good stuff.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122419210832542317.html?mod=special_page_campaign2008_mostpop

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

I sometimes feel as if I’m in a parallel universe when I read about the outrage over ACORN’s supposed voter-fraud crap while people continue to spew all the nonsense about Obama being this or that or the other thing which somehow makes him unAmerican.

If you think Obama is disqualified for president because he’s Muslim (so you think), then you are unAmerican.

If you think he is somehow more inherently dangerous if he were an Arab, then you are unAmerican.

If you believe that a person can never be forgiven for his sins (Bill Ayers), then you are unAmerican (not to mention not very Christ-like).

If you think making rich people pay more taxes than poor people in welfare whilst making poor people pay more than rich people is justified, then you are unAmerican.

If you think that the right response to someone who differs with you is to call for his or her head, then you are unAmerican.

If you think some people shouldn’t have the right to vote because they are poor, don’t have a license or a home, then you are unAmerican.

If you believe none of the above, but you espouse these views to win an election, then you are not only unAmerican, you are vile.

18 10 2008
braveny

@Marty I agree, she carries that baby around like a sack of potatos. It is simply horrible.

18 10 2008
Janet from Utah

Would you please publish some links to media outlets that we should contact to apply pressure?

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Asian…. wow.. high fives and BRAVO.. Excellent post!!

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

OK

I have to tell this story. I just got off the phone with this 79 yr old white lady in Indiana. The first time I called and said I was a volunteer for the Obama campaign, she immediately said “I’m not for Obama” and I said “Thank You” and hung up.

I was compelled to call her back, so I did. I told her I had just called her a few minutes ago, and I just wanted to make sure she wasn’t against Obama because of the things she had been hearing. She said that wasn’t it, she just don’t like people who don’t work, and she doesn’t believe the take from the rich give to the poor. And she was a die hard red republican. I told her, All American’s would like to work, well most. But circumstances prevents them from doing so. I told her I was a Christian, and that God put us on this earth to help those that can’t help themselves.

She said, that’s right, but I wasn’t old enough to know what hard work is. I told her I was raised by my grandparents, and in fact I did know what hard work is, and how hard people use to work. She went on to say, something about a black lady she helped when the lady’s husband left her, how she convinced the lady to go back to school. She said she has helped this lady more than she has helped her two grown kids.

I wanted to go deeper with her, but I was at a loss for words, because I got the impression that she thinks black people are lazy and always need a hand out! Wow! I told her to be blessed, and have a nice day.

18 10 2008
gjtinca.

Just finished reading this article in the NYTimes. thought you might be interested. McCain is having a fit about it. Shows him as a B —- of a husband.

18 10 2008
victoria2dc

Awesome Keith! There are diaries and blogs… e-mail lists and @#$% going on all over the Left side about them stealing the vote! We need to enourage people to be alert, to VOTE EARLY, to poll watch and become election judges.

If we vote early then we can be out there to drive those who aren’t voting early or by mail to the polls.

Every time I see the message from the alarmists I realize that they need to shut up and trust Obama.

Let’s get this video everywhere and warmly encourage people that our candidate is on the move. I know that panic because I’ve been experiencing it since the primary.

Aren’t you tired of this? I am… let’s work hard to vote and not be freaked out! Honestly, if there is one thing I learned from the Hillary/Barack battle, it’s…… TRUST OBAMA and do my job to make it happen.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/11/graydon200811

EUREKA! I found it……………the Vanity Fair Editorial in this month’s issue (by Graydon Carter). It is excellent and really brings attention to the idiocy of having Palin as a VP.
_________

@ Forty Watt Hussein – thank you, I subscribe to Vanity Fair and would expire without my monthly dose of Graydon’s editorials.

18 10 2008
lis60

Does anyone know when the next or “other” Troopergate report is supposed to be released? I was wondering if it was before Nov 4th.

I am really scared everyone. I know Obama is ahead and I have a good feeling about it, but what if something happened and McCain won and then Palin was in the white house. That just can’t can’t happen. She ISN’T QUALIFIED and I don’t care for him either -his temperament and his lying and horrible behavior during this election. I do not get how anyone could vote for him….

18 10 2008
SoCal Gal

From a previous ‘Blink Blink’ post…”we Democrats need to be very cautious at this point. The GOP is a cornered and wounded animal that is at it’s most vicious and dangerous; being complacent now is inviting disaster. The election is still 3 weeks away and there’s still a lot to do and a lot that could happen.” The Repug machine has plenty of experience stealing elections, 2000 & 2004 and are very craftily working on 2008.

Saw this on http://www.margaretandhelen.wordpress.com and thought it was worth sharing:

What if things were switched around?
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was divorced?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and
Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference.
And, think of this – the candidates’ educational backgrounds:
Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization
international Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
John McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world.

You make the call.

Obama/Biden 2008

18 10 2008
Ky Fork Decoy Palin

Bless you, KO! Cnn had a really twisted segment on this issue, last week. The reporter failed to mention that although some forms were fraudulent, they would not lead to illegal voting. When Bart calls Moe’s asking for “Seymore Butts”, does he get him.? Of course not.

The reporter also claimed he couldn’t reach anyone at the Acorn offices in a couple of towns. That may have been because the voter registration date had passed, but what the hell do I know? It seems like a decent reporter would have called the main office for a real interview.

18 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@braveny (14:28:44) :

@Marty I agree, she carries that baby around like a sack of potatos. It is simply horrible.

Yeah, or like a rag doll… Either way, it’s not very maternal or nurturing.

18 10 2008
victoria2dc

Question: Hey you guys in Alaska (I’m writing from CO) and just wondering why your gov’s kids don’t go to school. Does she or someone homeschool them? It seems the cute 7 year old is out on the campaign trail… just wondering!

18 10 2008
DrChill

My wife ran for US congress in 1992. To get on the ballot she petitioned the state government with names and signatures of registered voters from that congressional district.
People soliciting signatures were paid per signature. Occasionally, names of voters were suspiciously signed in similar hand writing. We rejected the practice, yet it was seemingly human nature. People being paid by the signature, produced signatures. The people accepting the job were not working elsewhere full time, or were certainly under paid.

Its important to understand the difference between subcontractors forging signatures, and intentional registration fraud, and voter fraud.

And its important to know when McCain is blowing smoke up your @$$.

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter, thank you. I worked on it while I was in tai chi class this morning. I used stupid at first, but I thought unAmerican fit better.

I am tired of narrow-minded bigots deciding what is and isn’t patriotic. It’s about time to take back the word, as well as American, from the right.

18 10 2008
victoria2dc

Bless you, KO! Cnn had a really twisted segment on this issue, last week. The reporter failed to mention that although some forms were fraudulent, they would not lead to illegal voting. When Bart calls Moe’s asking for “Seymore Butts”, does he get him.? Of course not.

That’s because they aren’t smart enough or too lazy to do the research. It is a very complicated and tricky story… and you have to dig to get to the truth.

18 10 2008
wren hussein rose

“…..the thing that is being stolen is their fundamental right as Americans – their right to vote – then it’s up to them to take the next step, and pressure the media to start reporting on the real story of election fraud.”
————
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

Addresses and e-mails of “the media”, at least some of them

THANKS! LINK INSERTED AT THE END OF POST. AKM

18 10 2008
Pinky

Did anyone see this story about voter fraud commited by a group associated with Repblicans?

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/washingtondc/la-me-fraud18-2008oct18,0,6338789.story

18 10 2008
pj

@ asianHusseingrrl
your posts are intelligent and astute in my opinion; but may I ask you a question regarding your last one?
People may be uninformed or misinformed for a variety of reasons, does that honestly make them “unAmerican?” Their fears, misconceptions, prejudices and life experiences may lead them to have mistaken belifs and because of that their fervor causes them to stereotype people, if we repropogate that are we doing any good?
Just an honest inquiry…no offense meant
pj

18 10 2008
Janet Hussein Utah

‘“…..the thing that is being stolen is their fundamental right as Americans – their right to vote – then it’s up to them to take the next step, and pressure the media to start reporting on the real story of election fraud.”
————
http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=111

Addresses and e-mails of “the media”, at least some of them’

THANKS, WREN. LET’S GET ON TOP OF THIS, MUDPUPPIES.

18 10 2008
pj

To watch BO live in KC…to start very soon

http://origin.barackobama.com/live/

18 10 2008
Meat Notgay Hussein

MJC (14:27:43)

I share your concerns re voting fraud. I had emailed the Obama campaign to see if they had a plan. Sen Obama is aware of the issue and he has a good team to deal with it. Here is the response I got:

Dear Friend,

Thank you for contacting us, and for sharing your concerns about voter protection. We’ve seen what’s happened in past elections and we have a clear message:

Not This Time.

We’re running the largest election protection operation in American history. We’re not waiting until Election Day; we’ve already been on the ground for months and we hope you’ll sign up to join us at the link below.

Thousands of volunteers have been working for months to get voters to sign voter registration forms, and we’re making sure that those registrations are processed.

We’re fighting to make sure eligible voters are not illegally removed from the voter rolls.

Our professional legal team is up and running across the country, recruiting and training thousands of volunteer lawyers.

We’re ensuring that counties have printed enough registration forms, and that they’ll have enough ballots and that the voting machines will be working on Election Day.

We’re taking full advantage of early voting in key states, pushing elections officials in counties across the country to increase early voting hours to make sure that our supporters have time to vote, and time to resolve any problems that may arise for individual voters.

On November 4th, elections officials everywhere will know we’re watching, because the team we’ve been building for months will be fully deployed.

Click here to get involved – you don’t need to be an attorney to help: http://my.barackobama.com/page/s/vpcvol2

There are a lot of false rumors out there too, and you can help us fight back. If you get emails making wild claims about identification requirements or making untrue statements that people who wear Obama t-shirts into polling places will be arrested, or any other questionable claims that may discourage Americans from voting, please check with us to get the facts. For more information, please click here: http://fightthesmears.com/articles/19/tshirtrumor

Then reply to anyone who may have been misled and let them know the truth. Thank you again for your support.

Sincerely,

Obama for America

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@pj. Hm. That’s a good point. Certainly, there are many people who are ignorant and would be swayed with good discourse, research, and facts. I am more referring to the hateful, vile people who think anyone who doesn’t agree with them should die. I am tired of taking the high road or being the one who has to understand. I am tired of listening to the fear-mongers who are fomenting unrest and accusing others of what they do themselves. I don’t want to have to be more fair than other people. As Margaret Cho once said, “I want to take the lower road for once.” Ok, that wasn’t exactly what she said, but it’s what she meant.

I am not so willing to cut people slack any more. I am a pacifist, but I am an angry one. I am pretty tolerant except when it comes to intolerance. Yes, that makes me slightly hypocritical, but at least I am aware of it.

I also believe that what I state is in response to what has been shown by the most right-winged of the right wing sector, and I have put plenty of thought into my opinions. Again, I was going to say stupid or ignorant when I first thought up this little rant, but I used unAmerican to make a point.

As for my last sentence, I stand by it. Pushing hatred and fear to win an election is vile.

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@pj, ps. I say all that with no offense taken. I am just incredibly tired these days for various reasons, and my empathy bowl for all the political grandstanding is pretty empty. I can’t believe the race is as close as it is, and I am at a loss to accept that fact.

18 10 2008
pamela

@asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN

I am tired of narrow-minded bigots deciding what is and isn’t patriotic. It’s about time to take back the word, as well as American, from the right.

– – – – – – – – – – –

Thank you, asian…How much better this country would be if so many people didn’t simply think “patriotic” meant blindly supporting the government (or idiotic wars). But I couldn’t have said this as well as your previous post.

In addition to holding media accountable, we need to hold elected officials accountable – so I’m writing my senators to ask them to look into why U.S. representatives are apparently pressuring the Justice Department.

18 10 2008
BigPete

Colbert has done a good job taking ‘Patriotic’, the flag etc. back from the Right, even if he had to do it under the guise of a Fox-right-wing-twit. Even better he let the right keep “Heroes!” He has a good bit on the Acorn/democracy sillyness
You can find it on HuPo on the late nite comedy video segment.

18 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

“my first question.. Did anyone see any of the video of Failin and her darling baby as she walks to the stage and waves, holding the baby with one arm,
facing out towards the crowd, under a hoodie?

The poor baby had to be terrified, yet since it was good press, the working mommy angle and all, yet she was so callous in how she was handling HER child, made me sick. Can’t find any video.. I snapped some crappy photos off the TV.. will post them if i can’t find the video.”
*********************************************************************************
Marty, I thought exactly the same thing–I’d love a psychologist to analyze the body language of the way she hauls that sweet baby around like a sack of potatoes. Wearing high heels and walking down the runway with no infant carrier is downright dangerous.

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

I think there has always been a certain “issue” with counting votes. I can say that I do not trust the video voter machines out there. Too much to go wrong, with calibration and such.

I am glad that the Obama campaign has issued this challenge. I agree that we Mudpups need to unite and bombard whomever will make the decision to investigate it with e-mail, snail mail, or whatever. We have seen this work.

Thank you again AKM for educating us. And through us, THEM.

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Marty(VA) and Injuneau and Braveny,
At the repug convention, I was struck when Palin brought out her family and the BABY. I couldn’t help thinking, “the noise of that room on that baby’s ears must be so startling and possiblye painful!” I was furious as I saw that child look around to see where the noise was coming from. Insane and maddening. I’ve have never taken her seriously as a mother since then.

18 10 2008
pj

A asianHusseingrrl,
ty for your honest frustration and anger! I am not a pacifist; I protested Vietnam and now advocate for veterans, it seems I’ve always been angry. I can only hope your “rightful” anger will motivate you, not consume you; you seem too smart and empathetic for that!
Isn’t it ironic the things, statements, personalities that push us into activism are usually the things we find vile. Hate and vile tactics bring out the good in us! I luv it🙂

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

I think the problem with the word “un-American” is that the Right Wing has transformed its meaning into anti-American. There are things that are truly un-American and one of them is the fostering of divisiveness. In fact, when you think about it, that’s also anti-American, given the ideals of our national motto e pluribus unam.

18 10 2008
Tom from PA

My son, who is attending college called me last night at midnight. He told me a group of friends were discussing the election and that he wanted to learn more about the candidate’s economic policies. I calmy explained supply side economics and compared trickle down to bottom up. We discussed anit-regulation vs regulation. He assure me he was voting for Obama (he better :-)) but now his roommate from WV was too as is his good friend from Ohio. Another of his good friends who is on the fence is calling me tomorrow for an economics lesson. The youth are truly energized.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

MinNj, i saw that too. It was just pathetic. The baby should be home in a comfy crib with people who love him holding him and playing with him..

Instead, he gets secret service agents changing his poopy diapers..

Sad very sad.. ambition over family. Sorry, in my world, that isn’t a choice.

18 10 2008
SoCal Gal

What if things were switched around?
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was divorced?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and
Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference.
And, think of this – the candidates’ educational backgrounds:
Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization
international Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
John McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world.
You make the call.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Hey kids.. if you don’t have a state in your name, please add one.. just nice to see where everyone’s from..!!

Marty (VA)

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

pj (14:52:29) :

To watch BO live in KC…to start very soon

http://origin.barackobama.com/live/

Thank you pj for the link. I love watching the crowds. .. they are so positive!!!

18 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

@ jackie (13:56:48) :
I refer to Keith as OBi Wan Oberman.

Funny, I just call him mine. Hahahahahaha

18 10 2008
18 10 2008
SoCal Gal

AKM trying to post and it won’t go thru???? anyone else having a problem?

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

It’s funny.. we have a puppy who gets more attention from his family than Trig does. What’s that say about the Failin family??

he’ll grow up wondering why mommy and daddy looks different, depending on what shift is on duty. such great role models.. think the Failins will end up in Parenting Magazine?

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Thank you Vlad for the link to Graydon Carter’s editorial.
http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/11/graydon200811

I was still laughing at the image of McCain being turned by Palin “from a grumpy, gun-toting Elmer Fudd into a grinning, almost amorous Pepé Le Pew… bewitched, bothered, and bewildered by her” when I ran into my favourite zinger: “…she’s also anti evolution. (And why is it that supporters of the theory of intelligent design are so often the ones who appear to have been most shortchanged in that department?)”

Perfect.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

The KC speech is getting close.. turn it on..

http://origin.barackobama.com/live/

18 10 2008
pamela

@pj
Thanks for posting the link to the rally – the crowd looks so happy – what a contrast to the crowds that seem to attend McCain rallies.

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter (14:11:30) :

“wow.. this is good..

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/18/the-palin-plunge-voters-s_n_135857.html

Yes, ’tis a beautiful thing as is the picture at the Obama rally in St. Louis.

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Forty Watt Hussein (15:12:24) :

Perhaps the transformation of “Elmer Fudd into a grinning, almost amorous Pepé Le Pew” may convince Palin to reconsider the idea of evolution.

18 10 2008
pj

@ eajphd
you are so right…those two phrases come to mean one thing when it is used to say that out of all our voices become one…those voices aren’t meant to be raised in one accord of agreement. They become one thru our democratic process.

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Hi pj (15:16:18) :

Thanks,
I assume that was about un-American and not Elmer Fudd

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

bo is entering the stage..! come on kids..

http://origin.barackobama.com/live/

18 10 2008
SoCal Gal

From a previous post…

“I think the Democrats need to be very cautious at this point. The GOP is a cornered and wounded animal that is at it’s most vicious and dangerous; being complacent now is inviting disaster. The election is still 3 weeks away and there’s still a lot to do and a lot that could happen.

I get a creepy feeling when I see the polling data today. The Repug machine is very adept in stealing elections. They craftily stole 2000 & 2004, especially in FL! And now are working away @ 2008. As the abouve AKM post makes us aware.

From a post on margaret and helen’s website. Thought it was worth sharing.

What if things were switched around?
What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college graduating class?
What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was divorced?
What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?
What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?
What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?
What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and
Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)
What if Obama couldn’t read from a teleprompter?
What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?
What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious anger management problem?
What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer distribution?
You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected a reality, if the tables were turned, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are? This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in another when there is a color difference.
And, think of this – the candidates’ educational backgrounds:
Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization
international Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
Joseph Biden:
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
John McCain:
United States Naval Academy – Class rank: 894 of 899
Sarah Palin:
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in Journalism
Education isn’t everything, but this is about the two highest offices in the land as well as our standing in the world.
You make the call.

Obama/Biden 2008

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@pj, wise words, my friend. You are right. I have to not let the anger burn me, but motivate me. I need to look to ‘that one’ and see how he keeps on keepin’ on.

@eajphd Molten Contra Palin, ahhhh, you have a very good point. Effective way to silence people–by labeling them anti-American.

@pamela, thanks. I do try.

One thing I appreciate about this place is that it forces me to examine my ideas and re-shape them. Thanks, guys.

18 10 2008
MJC

Address’ from the Talking Points Memo:

The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey
Attorney General
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-001

Special Prosecutor Nora R. Dannehy
Acting United States Attorney
District of Connecticut
Office of the U.S. Attorney
450 Main Street, Room 328
Hartford, CT 06103

**Does anyone have any suggestions for a GENERIC LETTER that we can use to send to the Justice Dept, U.S. Attorney’s office, U.S. and State Senators, and the Media?

18 10 2008
pj

@ eajphd
well…Elmer Fudd and the skunk are also among “the many” aren’t they?? I haven’t checked the site out yet…listening to BO, but they are playing around in the periphery of my mind🙂

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

wonder how long it will take BO to mention McGrumpy.. still hasn’t happened.

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@gjtinca. (14:31:57) :

Just finished reading this article in the NYTimes. thought you might be interested. McCain is having a fit about it. Shows him as a B —- of a husband.

~~

What article? I can’t find anything on the Times website.

18 10 2008
pj

@ Marty
15 minutes or less

18 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

Yosemite Sam + Elmer Fudd = John McCain

Tina Fey + frontal lobotomy + holy rollin’ = Sarah Pailin

Aloha Nui, Friends, from the 50th state!

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

LOL he’s talking about pie!!!

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

PJ.. mcgrumpy isn’t important to BO.. McGrumpy has nightsweats intertwined between vietcong torture and Obama laughing at him.

There is a huge difference between the two. one talks about pie and issues.. the other talks about how evil THE OTHER person is. That basically sums up this election.

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Marty(VA)
I would never expect ANYONE to expose their 5-month-old child to loud, percussive noise during their infancy, much less a special needs baby. (breath in, breath out time!) I truly hope VA is going Blue this year…yay VA! We’re counting on you!

AsianHusseingrrl
Your comments are always interesting and insightful to read. I don’t have cable AND my computer doesn’t play video, so I rely on everyone’s description to tell me what’s what. I always enjoy your take.

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Ripley he always talks about pie..

say it outloud.. it’s a fun word.. Pie is good. MCgrumpy is sour.

18 10 2008
pj

Bet Sweet Potato pie will be featured weekly on the WH menu come january🙂

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

@ eajphd Molten Contra Palin (15:14:59) :

Forty Watt Hussein (15:12:24) :

Perhaps the transformation of “Elmer Fudd into a grinning, almost amorous Pepé Le Pew” may convince Palin to reconsider the idea of evolution.

*****************************************************
Funny!

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

ok.. he is talkin about mcgrumpy.. they’re going to talk issues, they will lose..

so lets attack the person..

We know what matters. !! President Obama is the beginning.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA
18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

My favorite birthday cake is PIE!!! Who will make me one for my birthday after the election win!?

18 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

@ Asian
RE: I am not so willing to cut people slack any more. I am a pacifist, but I am an angry one. I am pretty tolerant except when it comes to intolerance. Yes, that makes me slightly hypocritical, but at least I am aware of it.

I am ABSOLUTELY UNWILLING. Look what it got us. 8 years of the worst governing in the History of the United States. Do I care if it makes me look hypocritical any longer? NO because SANE persons do not stand idly by and watch your country destroyed.

It, is unAmerican.
PERIOD

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ Forty Watt Hussein – Here’s another one for you (I only buy the magazine now for his “Editor’s letters” – they make me laugh, as do the magazine’s ‘letters to the editor (the V.F. Mailbag).

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/2008/09/graydon200809

18 10 2008
disenchanted tore

thanks for the link to the KC rally. I’m listening now- energy plus! I coulda done without hearing the pie story again (lol) but the point was important.

Can’t tell how big the crowd is, there was no live camera pan.

18 10 2008
pj

@ Marty
8 minutes and I’m lovin’ every minute of it!!
Someone should make a song…”lovin’ every minute of it”
Yeah i love the 80’s🙂

18 10 2008
pj

Yes…for us

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA (15:28:43) :

NY Times Cindy McCain article

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/us/politics/18cindy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp&oref=slogin

18 10 2008
Michele

Amen, sister! I’ve been blogging about exactly this issue all week at my site. It doesn’t get much traffic because I’ve been a little shy about going public with my crazy liberalism given the role I play in a public, non-profit agency, but enough is enough. I’m going on the record. If I lose my job, I’ll be in good company these days.

The more blogs and more attention we can get to this issue to build a critical mass, the less able the MSM will be to ignore it. You are all most welcome to visit me if you wish: http://mickeymusing.vox.com/

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA (15:28:43) :

NY Times Cindy McCain article

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/us/politics/18cindy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp&oref=slogin

~~

Gracias.

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Trying again:

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA (15:28:43) :

NY Times Cindy McCain article

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/18/us/politics/18cindy.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&hp&oref=slogin

Gracias!

18 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Third time is a charm:

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA (15:28:43) :

NY Times Cindy McCain article

~~

Gracias!

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Thanks, Whab, Seattle, for stating what I was really trying to say. The craziness needs to end.

MinNJ Roadster, aw, that’s a nice thing for you to say. I don’t have cable, either, but I do get to watch videos. I try to watch the Republican ones to know what’s going on, but I usually switch over to Keith Olbermann, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, or, sigh, Rachel Maddow. Much better for the soul.

P.S. Here is a funny-but-thought-provoking Huff post:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-sweeney/i-agree-with-michele-bach_b_135835.html

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Watching BO. To be totally superficial, hell he’s cute! And, as a Social Security collecting golden oldie, I’ve known a few cute men in my time.

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

With ya’, Whabs Seattle, WA. It’s been a really tough 8 years…really, really, really tough. One digusting nightmare after another. Truly.

18 10 2008
pj

@ Forty Watt
I agree…I’d take him as a son-in-law…eye candy for us ol’ ladies by-golly, ya bettch🙂

18 10 2008
pj

@ Forty Watt
I agree…I’d take him as a son-in-law…eye candy for us ol’ ladies by-golly, ya bettch🙂

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

I like his idea about helping the states get their budgets right, so they don’t raise my taxes… I live in Taxeticut. Aka Connecticut. If he can stop my taxes from rising every year, then I’ll be forever beholden.

18 10 2008
A Nana from Alaska

Desperadoes in Florida are calling voters and telling them to just make a phone call to vote for Obama and “save yourselves the trouble of actually going to the polls”. People call the number and someone says “Thank you for voting for Sen. Obama”.

It’s all FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, and FURTHER FRAUD!

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

imho, I think he needs to talk more about the war stuff….. foreign policy stuff….

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P. (15:29:18) :

My favorite birthday cake is PIE!!! Who will make me one for my birthday after the election win!?

What kind of pie do you like?

18 10 2008
pj

@ Ripley
ya know that do all these things he will eliminate waste, ect but there will still not be enough. But if he can set up good programs that are effecient and effective I will pay more taxes. It’s the waste I abhor, not the taxes.
I’m with Joe…there’s nothing unpatriotic about paying taxes for a sound, reasonable government!

18 10 2008
Sasha in MN

“So if this issue is important, and if Americans who are actually paying attention want the rest of America to realize that the thing that is being stolen is their fundamental right as Americans – their right to vote – then it’s up to them to take the next step, and pressure the media to start reporting on the real story of election fraud.”

BULLSEYE !!!

And not just to pressure the media but interact and raise awareness with those in your daily lives who may be ambiguous, ignorant or disenchanted with politics in general…from Alaska to the lower 48 and Hawaii we have to keep at it.
Everyday since January it seems I try to have constructive conversations with neighbors, coworkers and friends. It’s not just our right and duty to vote, it’s vital to grab the opportunity to help and engage those less informed or discouraged to really think of what their vote stands for, the many, many issues. Reflecting on how their votes were earned and the price they may pay if they cast their votes so casually and possibly influenced by unethical campaign tactics and the party who has driven this nation into the ground the past 8 years….I keep hearing Obama say “ENOUGH!” in the back of my mind.

18 10 2008
C.Rock

Early Voting starts in Texas Monday. Cant wait. OBAMA

18 10 2008
pj

@ LetsGetReal

I’ll send Sweet potato pie to any who wants “that there special treat” come November!!!
All it costs is a vote for BO/JB

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

Let’sGetReal for “That One” (15:46:04) : 🙂 Good old fashioned Apple Pie is my favorite! Warm, with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream and a square of Hershey’s chocolate on top! LOL

18 10 2008
copybook realist

listening to Obamas speach…reminds me of a book i just re-read off of my sons required reading list.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

pick it up!

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

I read all the eye-candy diaries at DKos, just ’cause I think he’s so adorable, and his youthful energy, amazing intelligence, and hopeful words translate as beauty to me, and I usually wind up shedding a tear or two (three, and sometimes…)

18 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

second time today I’ve heard his speech — both times I’ve been moved to tears I hear JFK, RFK, MLK when he speaks — they would all be soooo proud of him.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

okay, everyone. re: vote fraud and what can be done. (and i know the Obama camp is on this…but we must all belly up). if you haven’t seen Bill Moyers’ Journal from last night, you really must. By the way, AKM. We DO still have one venerable truth-speaking anchor…. BIll Moyers on PBS. (He also happens to be on the front lines of the fight for media reform.) Here’s the link to Moyers’ interview with Mark Crispin Miller who wrote the book Loser Takes All.

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/10172008/watch3.html

Also…Both PBS and YouTube are part of the “Video the Vote” initiative that Mark talked about. You can learn more about it at pbs.org.

In essence, they’re asking this: “On Election Day, take your camera with you when you go to vote, then submit your video, especially if you see any problems. But be careful to respect state laws about filming in or near polling places.”

hose Hussein hotrod

apologies if this has already been posted

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

pj (15:47:08) amen.

18 10 2008
johnsonstrategies

The Republicans made EXACTLY the same claims against ACORN at EXACTLY this time four years ago during Bush/Kerry campaign!

http://www.pubrecord.org/nationworld/406-gop-attacked-acorns-voter-efforts-just-before-2004-election.html

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P. (15:51:07) :

Let’sGetReal for “That One” (15:46:04) : Good old fashioned Apple Pie is my favorite! Warm, with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream and a square of Hershey’s chocolate on top! LOL

Sweet Potatoe, and Pecan Pie….I have crafted, and they are very delicious….but I’ve never made an old fashion Applie Pie. Let me try first, and master it….won’t take long.

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama (15:53:33) :

most cell phones have video on them. Be sure to operate in silent mode, so no ‘ding’ will sound when you video your own vote.

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

pj (15:50:31) :

@ LetsGetReal

I’ll send Sweet potato pie to any who wants “that there special treat” come November!!!
All it costs is a vote for BO/JB

Early voting starts Monday in Texas, and I am five minutes from the Library where I am going to go and cast my vote for Obama/Biden Monday morning.

Along with one of my daughters here. My other daughter will be going to the polling place close to her job.

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

heh, I can walk to my polling place… it’s the firehouse in my little town, at the end of my road. I can’t WAIT to vote.

18 10 2008
pj

For those that are fearful or worried; knowing that as a society we do NOT tend to vote with our minds (issues v. personality).
That speech, plus the one before 100,000 earlier in MO. should help ease our worries.
If it’s personality v. issues…and we get people to get to the polls…Palin beware!

18 10 2008
18 10 2008
just a little old lady

100,000 at Obama rally. Yippee! Jennifer Brunner has her eye on voter fraud here in Ohio. She’s a good Secretary of State.

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@copybook realist (15:51:10) :

‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ is one of my all time very favorite books. I think I will read it again, thanks for reminding me.

18 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I watched the Kansas City speech. He just inspires me when he speaks and gives me hope for our country.

I haven’t seen any pictures of Palin with the baby today. However, I think it’s sad that she drags him around. It has absolutely nothing to do with motherly love, but everything to do with the fact that he’s a prop. He’s there to get votes. Poor little guy.

18 10 2008
MJC

13 Million Voters Purged — and Counting!

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/18/172558/32/882/634737

**THIS IS SERIOUS! PLEASE READ AND WATCH THE CBS VIDEO!

18 10 2008
pj

@ Letsgetreal and ripley
I was able to vote by absentee ballot…hand delivered yesterday!
Now I plan on going and helping at the polling places in Omaha on 11/04. We may only pull out 1 EV but to me that says “good old Red Nebraska” sends one loud message to McCain/Palin!!!

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Let’s all celebrate with a slice of our favorite pie if…you know what. I like pie (too much, unfortunately), and it would be so sweet (pun intended).

Watch this vid if you can:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/howie-klein/do-you-think-americans-re_b_135813.html

It’s at the bottom, from an obviously righteous Minnesotan.

18 10 2008
just a little old lady

MJC

This is why everyone should go to the website and make sure they’re registered. I’ve forgotten the address for that website. Maybe you could find it and post it. I’m not too good at that sort of thing.

18 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Let me get this straight…the people that are screaming “Voter fraud” ACORN, McCain,Palin,Bush,Gop are actually the ones perpetuating the fraud?
So we should send a PDF to all the news org. that were listed earlier today. Do I have this right?

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Now this is really frightening!

18 10 2008
UpByTwo

Returning to Alaska will not be good for Palin now that McCain has openly stated that he made a bad choice for VP (quoted in the St. Petersburg Times today.) Also the McCain/Palin bragging for crowd numbers has been blown away with the 100,000 plus drawn by Obama in St. Louis today.

Check out Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo for the low-down on Palin’s fall from grace. It is even noted that she is costing McCain major endorsements.

18 10 2008
TxMomforObama

I don’t post often here at Mudflats. Mostly because by the time I’ve waded through all the posts my thoughts have usually been well articulated by someone or several someones!

But this— voter suppression is especially keen on my mind at the moment as I have an interest in another situation a world apart from where I live in Texas to compare it to. I have a family member living in Thailand, so naturally I am in to keeping up with the news there. Right now, the government in Thailand has pretty much so been turned upside down. A group of people mostly comprised of wealthy elites and royalty are angry over the parliament elected to serve a little less than a year ago. They have been protesting and essentially closing down the government for a little over three months now. I won’t bog down this post with all the details, I’ll just stick to the bottom line which is: These people believe that one man one vote is not a good way to choose a government as there are more poor people than rich people and that of course would mean the poor have more representation. Their solution is to have a large portion of parliament appointed by the government or by their king. The rest of the seats would be held by elected officials. As you can well imagine, the poor people, the people living in rural areas aren’t loving this idea. Especially since the general consensus among the elite few is that poor people are too ignorant to vote or know what’s best for them.

As I thought about the conversation I had with my loved one over there, I began to see something of a parallel happening here….The GOP and their games to stop people from voting is essentially the same thing happening in Thailand. We deserve a voice in our future in how our tax dollars are spent, we deserve one of the most important rights promised to us by our Constitution–The right to vote…ONE MAN ONE VOTE…So screw ’em. I’m sick of the Constitution being used by some members of the GOP to wipe their collective sorry backsides.

Let’s be thankful the Democratic nominee has such foresight he knew he would have to start the fight to before the election.

Count me in–Writing, calling whatever it takes…I’m ready to fight.

18 10 2008
pj

@ asianHusseingrrl
that was naughty 🙂
unfortunately that pie can’t be sent via UPS…sorry
But here’s hoping you enjoy a special slice on 11/04🙂
sorry…just bein’ a wee-bit bad in celebration after BO’s speech

18 10 2008
testerm
18 10 2008
IL girl overseas

I couldn’t help but roll my eyes while watching the debate when McCain called this one of the greatest frauds in voter history in our country. Trying to get votes tossed out for purely political reasons is doing far more to the fabric of our democracy than a few bad volunteers for ACORN. I hope people are wise enough this year to see this for what it is.

I love your blog, by the way! It has become one of my favorites.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

I’m so thankful that MInnesota has same day registration…and that our secretary of state and other agencies widely publicizes what docs are required in order to register. I’m sure there’s still a way things can go fraudulent…but at least purged registrations are a non-issue.

hHh

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Wow, that NYTimes article was powerful. So Cindy was rebuffed by the Reaganites because of Carol, the ex-wife. Interesting, because she is a very well-spoken business woman these days. What a difficult marriage for her. But isn’t seeing someone just on the weekends called dating? Or am I out of loop these days? (which is entirely possible; do most of the critters in DC to this? *throwing up hands in the air* )

18 10 2008
pamela

@avahome,

I think there was an absentee ballot SCAM in Ohio a few weeks back – something like the repub party mailing out applications for absentee ballots with a box that had to be checked for the application to be valid – but the box was not very obvious – so when the application was received, it basically was trashed. Just another way to suppress votes. Could this be a similar attempt?

18 10 2008
avahome

Many people believe the election was stolen in 2004 in Ohio. If you click on the links and read both what ePluribusMedia has to say and Velvet Revolution you’re gonna have an eyeful. The GOP has tried to sneak a rooster past dawn but IT guys found them out. And trying mightily from having the same things happen again.

$100,000 Reward: for Citizens to Stop another Stolen Election
Today, VR [VelvetRevolution] offered a $100,000 reward for information from whistleblowers who have knowledge of election related criminal activity by Michael Connell, Randy Cole, Karl Rove and others. The full ad will be published this week in the Akron newspapers

18 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago

Wanted to weigh in a bit before an upcoming trip.

Don’t discount the importance of the Chicago Tribune endorsement of Obama, and the LA Times and other papers that have never endorsed a Democrat for President. The Trib had four chances to give the nod to Roosevelt. And elected not to. They endorsed this Bush twice. Had a favorite son in Adlai Stevenson II twice and didn’t do it.

Do newspaper endorsements move voters? Certainly not at the level of President. People have their own, strong impressions. Farther down the ballot? Maybe.

What it represents is a movement, a ground-swell that affects the thinkers and the talkers and the writers. This is good.

The reaction to Michelle Bachman warms the cockles of my middle-aged heart (aplolgies to Sarah for my folkiness). Money to her challenger. Letters to the media. Crashing her web site. Damn. That felt good.

The overall rejection of the frightening craziness of the people who live in the “Good America.” The “Pro-America.”

I loved the photo of St. Louis today and whoever posted the great youtube pixs of Obama and the people he has touched. A tear or two came out.

We’re tired but we have work to do.

Barak joked at the NY Catholic fundraiser (annual even that welcomes humor) that he wasn’t born in a manger and his father Jorel sent him to earth.

I’m at the point where I’m not even mad at the Republicans anymore. It’s just time to move on and put all of this crap behind us.

Fired up. Ready to go.

18 10 2008
disenchanted tore

I just found a video of Sarah arriving at SNL *lugging* Trig like a sack of potatoes! OMG! Can you say Mother of the Year? NOT!!!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
find the video, 3rd story down in *other stories*

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Harry Reid on Republican voter suppressionL

18 10 2008
GrayHairedGuyInDenver

Off topic, but…

I don’t know if many of you believe in Astrology, but I found this interesting.

http://www.spiritualcompany.com/displayFile.php?art=0

I can’t remember what I was looking for when I stumbled on to this.

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@pj, well, considering that I hadn’t thought of that, I would say you were the one being naughty! Heh heh, heh heh. I just can’t say when Obama ______ the _______ because I am superstitious.

@TxMomforObama, thanks for that post. We all need to remember that our votes count just as much as anyone’s, as long as they are counted.

18 10 2008
deb2012

Republicans for Obama

nice long list

18 10 2008
avahome

Pamela……it sounds like the GOP playbook. I hadn’t heard about that one though. I was just so glad the Supreme court backed up J. Brunner from Ohio.
Can’t imagine what the GOP is thinking except being shit disturbers.

I will look for a link on the ballot issue you spoke about…thanks for the info.

18 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

pick it up!
*************************************************************************************

This is a lovely sad and inspiring book. I wanted to be Francie when I was 13.

All this talk of pie is making me hungry…my favorite is coconut cream or lemon icebox. Please stop–I’m trying to cut back🙂

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

“pj (15:47:08) :
if he can set up good programs that are effecient and effective I will pay more taxes. It’s the waste I abhor, not the taxes.”

I have felt for a long time that if we had check off boxes on the tax form to indicate the areas we would like our money to go to go (sort like the election check box), people would be a lot happier paying their taxes. I think it would work even if it wasn’t a binding requirement.

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

https://www.votepoke.org/index.html

*GASP!!!* I wasn’t registered!!! I haven’t voted since I moved here!!!

You need to check and see, and have your registration (printable) turned in 14 days before the vote!!! I will be bringing my form in to the in person… !!

Sheesh!!! Thanks to whomever posted that before.

18 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

The Obama campaign in Florida is crying out for volunteers to canvass in Breaverd County, central FL

18 10 2008
pj

I hope that Obama and the DNC can prove that the GOP inflated these issues in ’04, ’06 and now in ’08 warranting a suppression charge to be filed.
These convenient “leaks” do exactly that…
Back in the day (my day) of protesting we used to yell “power to the people” at rallies…that seems relevent today

18 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

disenchanted — that was her lugging him to her rally in Maine this morning! Poor little thing, dragged all over the map to get mommy some simpathy votes!

18 10 2008
nswfm CA

I get Key Lime Pie for my birthday every year because I make it for myself!

18 10 2008
avahome

Pamela…I found some links: Seems if you scratch the GOP they scream like little girls!

The Ohio Absentee Ballot Request Card Issue

and

Dem Ohio Secretary of State Denies Legal Ballot Requests from Republicans

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama, I hear you. MN is pretty progressive and proactive when it comes to registering voters.

18 10 2008
pj

@ eajphd
what a wonderful idea!!
I have been working for “clean bills” only legislation…or “no spending w/o electorate voting” but of course we get nowhere.
A check box for categories would be like local ballots that allow you to donate to judge’s retirement funds.
Think it would ever come to pass? Each category could be weighted like the ellectoral colleg…not enough EV’s=no spending for that budget period!

18 10 2008
disenchanted tore

THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN (16:27:41) :

After watching it again I figured that it was probably the video that everyone was talking about. My sympathy vote goes to that poor poster child/rag doll!

18 10 2008
MJC

MAKE SURE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION HAS NOT BEEN PURGED!

*QUICK AND EASY!

https://votepoke.org/index.html

18 10 2008
Augie

Nana (15:45:17) –
Report! Report! Report!
I know it’s been posted here before and I can’t remember the link, but try the DNC or the Obama campaign. Surely they have someone taking reports of voter intimidation and other shenanigans.

just a little old lady (16:10:55) –
To check your voter registration go to:
http://votersunite.org/
Right hand side of the page in the circle.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

UpByTwo (16:12:23) :

Do you have a link for the St. Petersburg Times story? I’d love to see it.

18 10 2008
phoebe

@Meat Notgay

thanks for your post……it was reassuring. nice to know the obama campaign is on top on things.

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

pj (16:32:37) : It would obviously provoke a lot of legislative and lobbying resistance, but I think something indicating a general mood of the tax payers might pass. On a local or state level I think it would be well worth a try since the politicians at that level know they need to be more responsive to people.

18 10 2008
pamela

We really do need an Obama landslide for two reasons – 1) to override the possibility of the election being stolen, and 2) so BO can really claim a mandate for change. 51% won’t do it.

Listening to the rally in Kansas City today reminded me how good Obama is at moving an audience. That’s the kind of thing Reagan did – go over the heads of congress and go straight to the people. Only, Obama can do this in a GOOD way. Only 17 days to go – there’s light at the end of the 8 year long tunnel!

18 10 2008
SMR

I don’t know if this has already been posted here, but if not, or if you’ve not already seen it & done your part, please follow this link to sign the petition asking the GOP to cease & desist with the racism & hate-mongering of their campaign. Many thanks.

http://colorofchange.org/united/debate.html?id=2181-552473

18 10 2008
pj

@ eajphd
in addition, your idea…spending preferences w/every tax filing would help us keep up with needs/trends/progress.
Thanks for the “sweet dreams” I will have tonight contemplating this idea w/a BO/JB ticket in the wH🙂

18 10 2008
phoebe

@copyright realist

It’s one of my favorites. Betty Smith lived in Chapel Hill, NC in her later years. We used to walk by her house on the way to school. Think I’ll reread it again.

18 10 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/straightticket.asp

got this in an e-mail today…. important information for “punch ticket” voters.

18 10 2008
Bernice

Just a little number I thought you all would like as you invite others to come aboard the Obama Train!

Coo! Coo! All Aborad! The Obama Train!
Designation: White House
Arrival time: November 4th, 2008!

Taking it back with Barack!

(http://www.devradowrite.com/)

18 10 2008
MJC

URGENT! PLEASE DONATE TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN
EVEN IF IT’S ONLY $5.00! EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!!

https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/im53?source=sem-register-google-ofacampaign-search-nsw&gclid=CKyoheKIspYCFQSwFQodUG-wLQ

18 10 2008
Willie

I hear on CNN that 60% of Alaskans favor Palin – guess that is why the state is red? Why do you think the majority approves of her?
Voting in Florida has been going on with vote by mail for anyone who prefers to vote that way. Early voting starts on Monday – every day except Sunday.
I am a volunteer with the campaign here in Bradenton making tons of phone calls almost every day. Obama will be in Tampa tomorrow.

18 10 2008
Florida-Turning Blue

Here in Florida early voting creates a PAPER TRAIL unlike election day touch screens. Thus we are encouraging everyone to vote early.

My niece attended the Kansas City rally. She said the line to get in was miles long!!!

In case you missed the 100,000 in St Louis, see the CNN picture here:
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/18/scenes-from-the-trail-100000-in-st-louis-for-obama/#comments.

18 10 2008
Florida-Turning Blue

Florida early voting creates a PAPER TRAIL unlike touch screen election day. Thus, we are encouraging voting early.

18 10 2008
Lana, KY

Real good article from 2000 about McCain & Cindy’s daddy, James Hensley, who started out as a bootlegger. They’re all a bunch of f-ing crooks ! And John McCain has for sure sold his soul to the devil. . .

long but very informative.
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2000-02-17/news/haunted-by-spirits/1

18 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Someone commented earlier on wanting to get a psychologist’s opinion of the way Palin carries her baby. As I noted in a previous thread, we, psychologists, avoid diagnosing people long distance, but after viewing the video there are a couple of comments I would like to make.

It’s clear that she is showing no concern for the infant in her public displays. She seems to be treating him as a trophy or talisman without indicating any affection or interest. This could simply be a result of wanting to please the crowd with a showing of the exalted child or it could be a matter of a total lack of bonding. Another possibility is that she is deliberately down playing her mothering of the baby to look more vice-presidential. Any one of these three possibilities bodes poorly for the baby. It indicates a high level of self-absorption that people already associate with her. That is also very consistent with driving ambition. Actually you could write a book about her, so I won’t go on here. The long and short is that she and her family would be better off living a simpler home life back in Alaska.

18 10 2008
Michele

I hate to be critical of the founding first dudes, but a lot of the issues we have with national elections are the result of the founders caving to pressure from the state’s rights guys and allowing states to be in charge of elections. It is probably okay for state and local offices, but it is outrageous that we go through this crappola time and again with ACORN nonsense, voter suppression efforts, Diebold shenanigans, etc. at every national election. A “free and fair” vote requires that the rest of the country not be subject to the buffoonery of one state or another (Florida, Ohio–I’m looking at you). Registration and voter eligibiity need to have national standards and there should be some federal oversight for election processes for national elections, as well, so ‘hanging chads’ aren’t even possible and suspiciously ‘missing’ ballots are punishable under federal law.

The Right is already trying to set up the narrative that ACORN tore the “very fabric of our democracy” to explain their upcoming loss, should it happen. This nonsense wastes time and distracts us from real problems. Mukasey is apparently just as compliant as Gonzalez was at DoJ, so there is no way to put a stop to it until after the election, but put a stop to it we must.

18 10 2008
pj

@ SMR
ty, I filled it out.
I also happen to have a very rare animal in my state…a honest republican (Chuck Hagel)…so I’ve been asking him to take a stand and even if it’s not public to ask the GOP to stop.
let’s pray they do, again ty

18 10 2008
marksmyword aka Barrel McRaven Palin

The Republicans don’t know who they’re messing with. Obama and Biden are from around the way: they’ll smile while kicking them in the ****. I have to admit that I have some anxiety, but I’m confident Obama/Biden will win. Paraphrasing what a sorority sister once said, the Republicans are playing checkers and Obama/Biden are playing chess. Checkmate!

marksmyword (PA)

18 10 2008
Florida-Turning Blue

Just read ‘Willie’s post. I volunteer in Seminole County, FL. We are sending people to special early voting locations instead of vote by mail. Rumor is that in 2000 mailed-in ballots were trashed without being counted.

Seminole County has five locations, open 7 days a week. Churches are providing vans after services the next 2 Sundays. Voting community and family picnics are taking place on Saturdays, ending in walks to the nearest location.

18 10 2008
Michele

pamela (16:41:49) :

Excellent points. There is one more, as well. Besides the very clear benefit to having Obama as president, we need an overwhelming, slam dunk, decisive win to repudiate this ugly campaigning that has become part of our election reality since Lee Atwater started it in the 1980s. The only way it will stop is if it stops working. A clear, unequivocal rejection of these tactics this election would hopefully bring a small amount of dignity back to our political landscape.

18 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

disenchanted tore (16:19:58) :

I just found a video of Sarah arriving at SNL *lugging* Trig like a sack of potatoes! OMG! Can you say Mother of the Year? NOT!!!
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
OMG! Poor Trig !😦
Her “entourage” ??? And she get’s per-diems to Alaska, and Todd too, and the kids?
**SWEET**
Just hope she reports all these “goodies” “pork” as JM says, lol!

18 10 2008
Joe and Heather Linwood NJ

You all need to check out http://www.huffingtonpost.com The photo of Baracks Rally in St. Louis is AMAZING……This is what makes me proud to be an American.
This photo needs to be posted on mudflats….
Go Barack….

18 10 2008
ds55

Get your ice cold glass of milk ready! We’ve got your Obama pie special, shipped right to your door. One sweet potato pie and one pecan pie from the Home Shopping Network. Good eatin’!
http://kitchen-dining.hsn.com/southern-sweet-potato-pie-co-60-ounce-sweet-potato-pecan-pie-2-pack_p-3787308_xp.aspx?sz=5&cat=&dept=&sf=QC0040&gs=&subcat=&attr=&o=-RI&ccm=QC0040

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@ pj (17:00:14) :

Just finished Hagel’s new book: America: Our Next Chapter
Tough Questions, Straight Answers
By Chuck Hagel, Peter Kaminsky

He is a good man and I believe that he will endorse Barack Obama as his wife did.

18 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

MUST SEE…. go to: http://perezhilton.com/page/2/

scroll down about seven articles or so…. look for Message to Sarah Palin from the Young Girls of America

perfect! Love it!!! Says it all!

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

Two questions:

I looked back through the thread but couldn’t find the answer to these two questions. Can someone help?

1. What brought A Tree Grows in Brooklyn into the discussion? It’s among my favorite books of all time!

2. Has anyone said how big the crowd was at the Obama rally in Kansas City?

Many thanks!
hose Hussein hotrod

18 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

I’ve been looking everywhere about the KC crowd, but so far can’t find it either.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/article860402.ece

Article in today’s St. Petersburg Times

18 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

Alaskan black leaders call Sarah Palin insensitive on racial issues

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2008/10/18/2008-10-18_alaskan_black_leaders_call_sarah_palin_i.html

The attached article appeared in the New York Daily News today and discusses Palin’s problems with minorities in Alaska.

The Daily News just endorsed Obama. (The New York Post endorsed McCain the day after the Repub. convention.

18 10 2008
pj

@ judi
ty, he is a good man and I just loved his wife’s endorsing BO/JB🙂
He won’t be up for re-election so I’m praying he’ll play a part on a BO/JB admin.
JM/SP have continued the soilin’ of that there ‘publican thingy…too bad, because as an Independent I like having choices not presented by party affiliation.

18 10 2008
Michele

So what the heck is up with CNN? Obama is getting major endorsement after major endorsement, but this is the CNN headline: “McCain Snags Key Endorsment.” Sheesh. Aren’t they supposed to be “in the tank” for Obama? I think someone forgot to tell them.

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

75,000 turned out in Kansas City according to the Miami Herald

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

One of the things we have to remember is: This is not the old Democratic Party. Obama is a lawyer, and Biden is a scrapper who knows how to fight as well as how to get along. They ARE NOT going to let this one get stolen, not if they can help it.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Thanks, Vlad, for the St. Petersburg Times Article.

18 10 2008
THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN

OMG those numbers are awesome!

18 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Story about the Kansas City rally here. Doesn’t give the number attending (other than Obama was expecting as many as the afternoon 100,000) but the second pic shows he was speaking to a huge crowd.

http://www.kansascity.com/703/story/847062.html

18 10 2008
Southernbelle

Like TxMomforObama I don’t usually post and for some of the same reasons but I will say as a counter to all the worries, upset and fears that at least in one little corner of Massachusetts there will be no voter fraud. This is one of those times when I’m happy to be living in New England. Our little village of 800 (swells to 4,000 with the city folk in the summer) does things the old-fashioned way. I go to the polls, know everybody who’s working there, get checked off the list, handed my paper ballot, vote, get checked off the 2nd list, stick my paper ballot in a wooden machine that dates from probably the turn of the last century, that has a crank on the side. I swear I am not making this up. It is one of the corniest most amazingly patriotic moments in my life. I absolutely love it. The Dems are in the Majority so Obama will win in our little town. Take that as a small slice of comfort in the rest of all the insanity. I adore this site!!

18 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

SMR
done and done. It was a pleasure.

18 10 2008
ds55

@ Michele (17:19:19) : CNN was called “The Clinton News Network” during the primary elections.

18 10 2008
disenchanted tore

40,000 attended according to this news station

http://www.kctv5.com/index.html

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/passionateeyeshowcase/2008/jesuspolitics/index.html#

For those who live in the northern US bordering Canada (and in the northern part of those states) – if you can pick up CBC Newsworld at 7 or 10 tomorrow evening (Sunday), there is a documentary on The Passionate Eye (great documentary series!) entitled “Jesus Politics” which is about the 2008 Presidential election. click on the link above for a blurb about it. It sounds really interesting.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

And here’s the Miami Herald saying 75,000 – so take your pick

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/731877.html

18 10 2008
ira2

About those Alaskan approval rates for Palin… I wonder how many of those way-out-of-the-way Alaskans get polled for their opinion of Palin. You know, the ones who can’t get clean running water or sewers, who can’t afford sufficient fuel for heating and whose healthcare access is laughable (not for them, of course). Are their voices included in those 80% turned 60% etc.?

18 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

SMR (16:43:18) :

I don’t know if this has already been posted here, but if not, or if you’ve not already seen it & done your part, please follow this link to sign the petition asking the GOP to cease & desist with the racism & hate-mongering of their campaign. Many thanks.

http://colorofchange.org/united/debate.html?id=2181-552473

I posted it yesterday a few threads back, but thanks for posting it again!

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

>asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN (17:21:51) :

One of the things we have to remember is: This is not the old Democratic Party. <

Thank God for that. But also, this is not the old GOP either. Before they starting hurtling headlong into fascism, they supported less government. Now, they just want to mind all of our business. I hope this election is a cautionary tale for them – one that either makes them go away entirely or radically changes their perception about what good government is all about.

18 10 2008
SMR

@Tom from PA — Wish that I was good with economics like you & could have some in-depth conversations with doubters!

On the positive side, here in AK it is quite easy right now to get the point out about Bible Spice’s economic cluelessness! My daughter, 18 this month & voting for the first time, and I have been having lots of good conversations about this issue. Recently our darling governor handed out $1200 to all qualified Alaskans to allegedly help with energy costs for strapped Alaskans. Of course the majority of them likely used all of that cash for big screen televisions and things like that. I was one of those few quite vocal about my reservations about this hand-out, one of the few asking that the money instead be spent on long-term solutions to high energy costs. Or save the money for a rainy day! It’s crazy to me. Anyway, the rainy day came a few weeks after the checks were mailed out when the stock market crashed and the state’s savings account — from which the $1200 came — lost, I think, hundreds of millions of dollars (any Alaskans that can recall what the real number was? I canceled my subscription to ADN on principle!). So, what I told my daughter was that Alaskans can look forward to less pork & personal income tax within the next 10 years thanks to Bible Spice & her frivolous actions at home & on the campaign trail.

Well, she apparently had quite a disagreement with several kids at school, and from what she told me, she made lots of headway with that argument. It is amazing to me how many idiotic Alaskans are blessing Bible Spice as though that $1200 for each one of them came right out of her personal checking account! Ah well, maybe bringing it home to each & everyone, the implications of each plan as it pertains to each individual, is where we really need to apply our arguments about the differing plans.

Had an interesting conversation with my mother today about the rabble at the Bible Spice rallies, how a great many of them look like they could use one of those “socialist” handouts themselves. She’s appealing to the lowest common denominators, yet they do not see the hyprocrisy in decrying Obama as a socialist… This country has gone insane.

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin , I thought the title said, McCain avows Christ’svalues. Thanks for making me laugh.

@ds55, great. Now I want sweet potato pie.

@THAT ONE TiredMom HUSSEIN, thanks for the video. I wish every woman would view it.

I, too, want to know what A Tree Grows in Brooklyn has to do with the election.

ps. Woo-hoo!

http://www.swingstateproject.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=3544

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Sorry for my italics mishap. I’m a little rusty.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

And this on CNN about BIBLE SPICE:

In remarks this week, Palin referred to Obama’s encounter with “Joe the Plumber” in Ohio on Sunday.

At a rally Friday in West Chester, Ohio, where one banner in the crowd read, “Obama is a Socialist/Marxist,” Palin said, “Joe suggested that that sounded a little bit like socialism. Whatever you call it, I call it bad medicine for an ailing economy, and it’s what Barack Obama will do to those who want to create jobs, and we’re willing to call Barack Obama on it.”

Palin invoked Wurzelbacher again Saturday, needling Obama for having a “staged photo-op” interrupted by a voter asking him a question about taxes.

“So when he left Joe’s neighborhood in Toledo, our opponent didn’t look real happy,” Palin, speaking in Pennsylvania, said of Obama. “Seems that the staged photo-op there got ruined by a real person’s question.”

“So here’s a guy working — standing there in his neighborhood when a candidate for president shows up, and he wanted more than just a handshake and a campaign button. He wanted some answers.”
_____________

Yep, this Alaskan piece of work is nothing more than a mob-inciter.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN

Rofl – Me too. I thought someone just didn’t know how to spell.

18 10 2008
phoebe

@eajphd

I believe you are the one who brought us the aging lounge singer & his back up singers…..it still makes me laugh. There has been alot said regarding Palin & her pareting skills or lack of them. I find the manipulation & lack of love, care & kindness she shows towards all her children upsetting. The children seem very world weary. I think the two oldest are rebelling bit time. That said….why can’t the family oriented, pro-life, God fearing Christians see what we see.

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:31:31)

And here’s the Miami Herald saying 75,000 – so take your pick…

Thanks Vlad..great post from the Miami Herald

“It comes down to values,” Obama said. “In America, do we simply value wealth, or do we value the work that creates it?”

Obama said McCain “is so out of touch with the struggles you are facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people ‘welfare.’ The only ‘welfare’ in this campaign is John McCain’s plan to give another $200 billion in tax cuts to the wealthiest corporations in America – including $4 billion in tax breaks to big oil companies that ran up record profits under George Bush.”

18 10 2008
Baseball Hussein Daytona Palin (CT)

Hi Mud Puppies,

I have been reading your posts for weeks now and thoroughly enjoyed all of them! However, I amfinally posting a comment since today really ticked me off when I saw Govenor Princess strut what looked like a baby doll onto a very large stage in a really loud arena. (She also did the same thing, I believe, in Philly when the bus pulled ONTO the stage and she and AIP Todd and the rest of the Palin clan disembarked into a cloud of smoke machine haze.) It is beyond logical thought that a mother would needlessly subject her special needs child to such an environment. I know the Repubs will do ANYTHING or say ANYTHING to stick up for their beloved party, but why hasn’t anyone denounced this? It is beyond child abuse! My aunt, who has been the principal of a special needs school for over 35 years is irate! And how can the dopes at the McCain-Palin rallies fall for this stuff? How Repub mothers don’t cringe when she touts the sack-o-potato, is beyond me.

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ Phoebe – lol – your sentence made me laugh

There has been alot said regarding Palin & her “pareting” skills.

I like it – her “parroting” skills

18 10 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:31:31) :

And here’s the Miami Herald saying 75,000 – so take your pick
—————–
Thanks for the link Vlad:
“It comes down to values,” Obama said. “In America, do we simply value wealth, or do we value the work that creates it?”

Obama said McCain “is so out of touch with the struggles you are facing that he must be the first politician in history to call a tax cut for working people ‘welfare

18 10 2008
copybook realist

This election has gotten me so strung out that I never seem to get any work done!..

I am walking to to the store now to get some sweet potato pie!

I think that Barack is a blending of sweet potato and pecan, perhaps I will buy both…If I baked I might try to come up with a good recipe….I would call it Obama Pie.

So is anyone going to be brave out SNL tonight?

18 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

No SNL for me!

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA, you are so right. This GOP is nearly unrecognizable and more than a tad bit scary.

The link I linked to stated that Elwyn Tinkelberg, Bachmann’s opponent, has raised nearly $500,000 since she made her startlingly idiotic statements yesterday. Sometimes, justice is swift.

18 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Tired Mom:
Thanks so much for the link to the Letter to Sarah Palin from the Young Girls of America–beautiful!

18 10 2008
ira2

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:37:38) :

[…]
“So when he left Joe’s neighborhood in Toledo, our opponent didn’t look real happy,” Palin, speaking in Pennsylvania, said of Obama. “Seems that the staged photo-op there got ruined by a real person’s question.” […]

BWAAAHAHAHAHA!!! OMG, ya, like she needs to talk about that. Wait – was she talking about herself? No, wait again, she doesn’t answer questions from real persons, that’s right, not during her staged photo-ops and not during – wait again, that’s all she has.

I’m gonna get whiplash shaking my head. Can I sue her?

18 10 2008
copybook realist

before I go…here is a sweet story about an Obama act of kindness

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/18/20635/849/791/634836

18 10 2008
phoebe

@Vlad

oops ….fat fingers….guess it makes more sense that way

18 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Maybe tonight SNL should stand for “Saturday Night Lie” (the ‘v’ for veracity left out for this episode only)

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

So nobody knows the answer to why we were talking about A Tree Grows in Brooklyn?

hHh

18 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

For those of you who thought the Homer cartoon which was posted a few weeks ago was a joke, voters in WVA are reporting that when they touch the screen to vote for Obama their vote registers for McCain.

Some early W.Va. voters angry over switched votes
Jackson County touch-screens switched votes, 3 residents say

http://www.wvgazette.com/News/200810170676?page=2&build=cache

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@copybook realist, I will at least tape it or watch it online. I am curious. In addition, I think you should try a combo pecan/sweet potato pie and call it the Obama. I bet it would be silky smooth with a hint of spice.

@Baseball Hussein Daytona Palin (CT), thanks for commenting. We need as many strong voices as possible. It is truly outrageous that the purported pro-family party doesn’t excoriate Palin for her use of her kids (especially Trig) as props.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/18/mccain-camp-fires-ny-times-story/

Good. I hope McCain continues to be caught off balance by the choices he has made. Had he not be so negative, had he not brought up Ayers, had he not brought up ACORN, had he not tried to sling mud at Michelle Obama, perhaps MSM would’ve left his wife alone. As far as I’m concerned, he bought into the hype and now he’s purchased the whole package. And he can choke on it.

I’m tired of his hypocritical, I’m a POW, worship me mentality. Time for his karmic reward.

18 10 2008
ira2

phoebe (17:42:26) :

I find the manipulation & lack of love, care & kindness she shows towards all her children upsetting. The children seem very world weary. I think the two oldest are rebelling bit time.

I think they call that “earthy” and “real”. It fits in with what the Toddling said when questioned about parental care for Bristol during her pregnancy: “Oh, she’s fine. Bristol’s low maintenance.”

That’s been sticking in my brain ever since and it still makes me wanna throw up every time I think of it again. LOW MAINTENANCE. Ya. That’s probably why she’s pregnant (again?) and unmarried at 17.

18 10 2008
copybook realist

@upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

I brought it up earlier…i just re-read it ( it was on my sons reading list for school) and some of Obamas speaches got me making connections.

lovely book and a good PRO American message

18 10 2008
vena45

I’m sorry for sounding stupid here but can someone please explain to me what this all means by this prosecution forwarding by the Obama campaign? Is this story about McCain campaign using false accusation to tie Obama as part of the ACORN voter fraud?

18 10 2008
ira2

Make that: That’s probably why she’s pregnant (again?) and unmarried and engaged to a future high school drop-out at 17.

18 10 2008
copybook realist

@asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN

“In addition, I think you should try a combo pecan/sweet potato pie and call it the Obama. I bet it would be silky smooth with a hint of spice.”

with a little crunch!

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@copybook realist, and very substantive without being cloying.

Damn. I want pie.

18 10 2008
copybook realist

OK…i am really going to the store now.

Before I go here is the dailyKOS page on Obamas busy rally schedule today.

Many beautiful photos and speach moments

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/18/12630/064/131/634471

18 10 2008
DarleenMB

copybook realist, you aren’t alone. I’m constantly searching for news on the net about the campaign and am holding on to my sanity by a thread. I’m terrified that the rethugs are going to find a way to steal this election like the last two.

and I’m not sure I can stomach watching THAT one on SNL tonight. Although I’m secretly hoping the audience roundly boos her ass off the stage.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

copybook realist — thanks!! and how awesome that A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was on a school reading list. Did your son enjoy it? I agree that it harkens to Obama’s themes and is very pro-American! 🙂
Like I said before…one of my all-time faves.

18 10 2008
copybook realist

shoot…i am no good without spell check….SPEECH

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

vena— no. it’s a story about the GOP using Acorn and voter registration as a smokescreen for the real voter suppression efforts they themselves are carrying out in hopes of stealing the election.

18 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Crunk Petrol Palin: Your post regarding votes changing in WV has me concerned. I wonder how many votes got changed that the voter didn’t notice? I haven’t voted yet, trying to decide when to go.

ira2: low maintenance! That’s unbelievable. I can’t believe that poor girl has no one supporting her. It’s just amazing to me that she just seems to ignore those kids. This is a great Republican woman? Is this a Christian woman?

18 10 2008
Deb

ok…WHEW….I think I’m back…after having my posts all day go to spamland…
early voting starts Monday in Colorado….since I have Monday morning off for a dr appt I plan to be one of the FIRST in line!!

18 10 2008
ButterfliesatnightOHIO

thank God, I’ve voted early, keeping my fingers crossed. This election is getting freaky.
OBAMA/BIDEN 08

18 10 2008
Baseball Hussein Daytona Palin (CT)

@ copy book. Thank you for the link. THAT’S why we want Barack in the White House!

Today, I went to the grocery store and all of the elected officials in my small town were collecting food for the “families to families” drive. The Dems were at one store and the Repubs were at the other. Bottom line, THEY WERE ALL WORKING TOGETHER to find relief for residents of our state who can’t afford the sky-high costs of living here. It was so heart-lifting when I saw truckloads of food taken to the soup kitchen.

GOBAMA and BIden!

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Hey muddies.. back for a bit..

With the incredible super mom only an hour and a half from her SNL debut, why not watch the real super mom. This repulsive, repugnant excuse for a mother is just disgusting. She is so completely devoid of a single cell of maternal instinct, she makes me want to puke.

So, now that i’ve been shy and not very opinionated, you can decide.. Look at this video at the 1:25 mark and decide for yourselves. This woman is carrying her baby, about how you’d carry a bag of groceries or the eternal sack of potatoes.

It’s just absolutely horrid. Moms of the world need to unite and scream!! Dads too, but come on, moms are different. They’re supposed to be the nurturing parent, the one who’s there to fix booboos, the one who’s always at the plays and soccer games, even if daddy can go too, mom is ALWAYS there.

These poor kids will soon be dysfunctional, all to stroke mamabears enormous ego and for this, I find it disgusting. Her baby will have secret service agents caring for her Down syndrome baby!! How normal a life will a Down baby have under the absolute best conditions? So, what hell has she chosen for her baby?

God, this is about as repulsive as that psycho NAZI Michele Bachmann.

Ok.. i’ll shut up.. PLEASE.. go look at come back and tell me what you think.

Remember.. 1:25.. you only need to see about 15 seconds and it’ll go back to other stuff. Sorry for my anger, but this is just over the top.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27254197#27254197

18 10 2008
susang

“Spend just one minute a day imagining Barack Obama as your president. Click the “I Envisioned It “ button to let the world know that this shared vision of a renewed America is your vision, too. Watch as our numbers and our vision grow.”

http://www.manifestobama.com/

18 10 2008
phoebe

@copybook

Thanks for the link…..I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT CROWD. …..as for “A Tree Grows In Brooklyn ” I guess it illustrates….anything is possible!!!!!!

18 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P. (16:46:17) :

http://www.snopes.com/politics/ballot/straightticket.asp

got this in an e-mail today…. important information for “punch ticket” voters.

_______________________________

On that same note, I was advised to NOT vote straight ticket because that would make it easy for a voting machine to re-direct my vote.

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@copybook realist, that story of Obama buying food is heartwarming. Those who truly do good deeds need not talk about them.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

Oh this is choice! …from a blog I visit religiously by a cultural studies guy named Michael Berube (who, by the way, has his own special needs child). This link goes to the blog…just scroll down a bit to find the post for Oct. 15, guest-contributed by John McCain. How very satisfying!!! You’re going to love it.

http://www.michaelberube.com/

By the way, Berube, who teaches at Penn State was named one of the 101 Most Dangerous Professors in a book by the same name, written by David Horowitz. No doubt Berube is just Mudflatters’ sort of pro-American🙂

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter, words fail me. I thought it was a doll at first, poor kid. Wow. Family values. That’s not the phrase that came to my mind when I saw that snippet.

18 10 2008
Lisa in Baltimore, MD

not sure if this was posted already,
but here’s the link to…

PBS – VIDEO YOUR VOTE:
http://www.youtube.com/videoyourvote

record your experiences (long lines, “mechanical errors” with voting machines, general voting rights abuses, etc…) at the polls and upload them to youtube.

18 10 2008
phoebe

@Marty

Sure hope no one watches SNL & improves their ratings!!!!! Think they made a big mistake having her on the show.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I do hope none of us mudpuppies will be tuning into SNL tonight. I’ll watch it online tomorrow. Kinda reminds of not feeding the trolls. I’m not gonna cast my pearls among swine. I would love it if SNL got their lowest ratings of the last 10 years (I can hope, can’t I?).

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

thanks asian.. that’s what i thought.. She spouts those values, EVERY chance she gets, yet doesn’t seem to have any family values whatsoever.

This is woman is just devoid any humanity.

Please, everyone send that clip to everyone you know. Lets let people, both dems and repugs the real woman, in a moment being caught being her real self. Uncaring, cold, callous come to mind.. im sure people smarter than me have plenty of other adjectives to describe her.

18 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I agree, most people only pay a minimal amount of attention to the machines as they vote. We tend to be too trusting of technology.

One way to fight this is to make sure that stories like this one get out to as many people as possible.

Voters should be told to pay close attention to the machine the entire time they are voting and if something seems the least bit wrong to call an election official over IMMEDIATELY (before they complete the voting process).

Most of the election judges are simply volunteers in the community. They don’t have a hidden agenda and take great pride in their participation in the election process.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

Off Topic..
But does anyone know why the Obama Sign Cam link gets an error message?

hHh

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Where I am in MN, we do it the old-fashioned way–scribbling circles. Rather, shading in circles.

@Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter, the problem is that anybody who already likes Palin isn’t going to be swayed. I read a study once that said our brains take in info that agrees with our preconceptions and spurns info that disagrees. I think the twenty percent who still think Bush is doing a good job is proof of this phenomenon.

18 10 2008
Deb

crust-I’m with you and will NOT be giving SNL ratings to brag about! instead I’m going to be sitting here visualizing the 100,000+ people watching obama in st louis today!

upnorth- what is tinklenberg’s (sp?) total contributions so far?

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

Deb—

between money sent to the Act Blue site and to his own web site, I understand Elwynn Tinklenberg (the dragonslayer of Her Hideousness, Michele Bachmann) now totals right around $500,000.00 — can you believe it?? Do we pro-Americans rock or what!

hHh

18 10 2008
Deb

upnorth- wow…that is awesome! I had read earlier today that his campaign thought they could hit $500,000 by 5 pm…..
any ideas about bachmann’s campaign budget?

18 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P. (15:29:18) :

OK, so good old fashioned apple–that I can do. Not sure how well it will travel though. Do you want to come to Juneau for it, or are you going to fly me to where ever it is you live so I can make it there? I’ve actually won blue ribbons in both the cooking contests I’ve ever entered; pies both (Peach Almond Crunch and Salmon Pot Pie)! I think I won largely on the strength of my crust each time! Hope you’re not a vegetarian…

Pies are birthday cake for my dad and me too (rhubarb for him, if we’ve remembered to put some away in the freezer the year before, as it’s in May; mine whatever fruit is available, which is usually easy since it’s Aug. One year my mom made a wonderful one we nicknamed “bleach pie”–blueberries and peaches!).

Let me know…

And I’m sure I can manage a sweet potato one if you change your mind, though that’s prob. one of the few types I’ve never made.

18 10 2008
intelligentbydesign

asianhusseingrrl”thatone”MN –

CA here (sorry, can’t edit the name when logged in ‘n all!)

Great posts – do you have a blog of your own? The thing that bothers me most about Bachmann’s comments was when she took it beyond current presidential politics, and accused college professors and seated congress-people. I’ve posted an analysis of these comments, minus any presidential “ayers/wright/obama” controversy on my site. It’s truly sick how far into the McCarthyistic attacks on intellectuals Bachmann is trying to take things.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

>Deb (18:46:01) :

crust-I’m with you and will NOT be giving SNL ratings to brag about! instead I’m going to be sitting here visualizing the 100,000+ people watching obama in st louis today!<

Me too, I put that picture on my desktop – it’s just amazing and so validating that I’m not alone in thinking that change is a good thing. Of course, I’ve known I’m not alone ever since I found AKM, Mudflats, and all you other mudpuppies – but to see 100,000 people rallying for Obama- that’s a really great thing. I feel like I’ve been given permission to hope again, and to believe again that this is a great nation made up of great people.

18 10 2008
Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin

I went to the Obama rally in KC today at Liberty Memorial. I took this woman from the supermarket who really wanted to go but didn’t have transportation. I forgot my camera, which sucked. We knew we would have to park a ways away, because, well, Liberty Memorial doesn’t have a lot of parking. We parked about 1.5 miles away.

The gates opened at 4. We got there at around 3:15 and the place was already getting packed. I got (yet another) Obama T shirt-this one is black with rhinestones that read, “Obama”. I will look cool.🙂

We got in and immediately got separated from each other. I just stood around waiting, wishing I had brought a book. After about an hour, I really had to pee, so there were Porta-potties and long lines. I finally got in one, and it was disgusting! Someone had laid toilet paper down on the seat, and it was soaking wet. No part of my body was going to touch the toilet seat, so I pulled my old Army move. I forgot that “my old army move” was 20 years and 35 pounds ago, and I ended up peeing all over the back of my jeans. But Obama was going to be speaking AND I had the responsibility of another person (who I could not find) SO…I just pretended I didn’t pee all over myself and tried to get a decent place in the crowd. (And really, my own pee was STILL better than someone else’s pee…)

Eventually, I worked my way up to about where I was before I left, when I heard my name. It was an old friend Liz from the synagogue in Topeka! And she was WAY up by the front of the stage! Rock star! I was hoping she wouldn’t notice I wet my pants…I don’t think she did. We had an awesome view of the stage as Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (MO), Ike Skelton (MO) and our fantastic governor Kathleen Sebelius took the stage. Emmanuel Cleaver told a story about when his dad was a preacher, and he said to throw out the offering, because it was tainted. When the congregation questioned him, he said,”Taint Enough!” So we yelled that after various McCain/Palin policies. Kathleen Sebelius gave us Kansans some hope too, about the new voter registrations and the fact that if everyone who voted for her votes for Obama, he can take Kansas,too!

Then there was a little bit of a wait. It was very cold and…well, my butt was very cold. I caught up on all of the Topeka news and it felt really good because I love those people SO much. I realized how much I miss them. I decided that the pee was now frozen.

We heard cheering and saw Obama’s limo, with two cars of secret service. (Oh, and there were snipers EVERYWHERE! In the crowd, on top of buildings, on the stage…no one is going to harm Obama. That made me feel better.) Within ten minutes, Obama was up on the stage in a white shirt. He is so handsome! He spoke about being raised by “Kansas Women” and how much he loves our governor. He talked about his policies and issues, then said, “The rumors about me are true. I like pie.” Then he told a story about stopping and getting pie. He wanted sweet potato pie, but they didn’t have any. They didn’t have any pecan pie either, so he had banana cream pie. He was with another politician, and the waitress wanted to take their picture and hang it up because the restaurant owner was a staunch Republican. So then the owner came out to talk to them, and Barack said, “So I hear you are a staunch Republican.” and he said, “Yes!’ And Barack said, “So how’s business?” Then he said his business wasn’t so good, because people couldn’t afford to eat out. So Obama suggested maybe he should vote for the Democrats this time!

After his speech, I tried to find the woman I came with to no avail, so I thought she would head back to the car. As I was leaving the area, I ran smack into a gigantic secret service agent. I said I was sorry and hoped he wouldn’t shoot me. He just smiled and said it was okay.

I got to the car and waited…and waited…and waited…and she didn’t show up for a long time. I wasn’t going to leave her there, but damn…I had wet pants! So, finally she showed up at the car and we got home.

And that was my day! Oh, and the news put the crowd at about 40,000. We will kick McCain’s butt on numbers and, hopefully,on election day!

18 10 2008
ira2

Off topic (again):

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/5050/story?id=6062405&page=1

“A lot of Republicans might not have gone to the polls,” Haycox said. “They didn’t want to vote against Republicans, but they didn’t particularly want to vote for a Democrat. So they might have stayed home. But now, everybody is going to come out for Sarah Palin.”

The governor is extremely popular in her state, Alaska GOP chairman Randy Ruedich said.

“The governor has been overwhelmingly successful in maintaining a positive image here,” Ruedich told “Good Morning America.” “Popular is a soft understatement.”

And though there are anti-Palin rallies in Alaska, polls are projecting a Republican victory in the state by double digits.

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Holy crap… tell me this is just a crock of maverick poop and they don’t really know what the hell they’re talking about. Please, pretty please?

18 10 2008
vena45

upnorth MN,
Thank you, I get the story now.

18 10 2008
vena45

I agree with some of you, I won’t be watching SNL either to give them high ratings just to brag or in support of Palin.

18 10 2008
upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama

deb—
no, i don’t know what bachmann’s own budget is like. i know the national repugs had just identified her campaign as an SOS a couple of days ago (before she opened her fascist trap on natl TV) and were going to take funds they’d intended for other races in the state to try to save her seat. who knows if, now that she has drawn such outrage and will probably be censured, they will still bother with it…or if they will shift their resources else where.
some good news…in just 24 hours or so the censure petition has received over 35,000 signatures.
http://www.censurebachmann.com/
and i’ll repost the dump bachmann site too…for those who may have missed it.
http://dumpbachmann.blogspot.com/

btw: i’m with you on shunning snl tonight.

hHh

18 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McGrumpy Finger Quoter

Since a lot of you won’t watch…

Here’s my story line..

Scene opens with Failin sitting in a classroom of kids sitting in a semi-circle.

Failin starts to read a story to the kids but the door opens and in walks a wolf. He’s limping on 3 paws. He goes up to Failin and says: “Hello Nice Lady, someone cut off my front paw and it hurts really bad. Can you help me?”

Failin sits, stone faced, reminscent of GWB.

She starts to read again, and the door opens again, and in walks a polar bear. He walks up to her, and says, “Hello, nice lady, my ice is melting and i can’t hunt for food and i’m starving to death. Can you help me?

Failin sits, stone faced, reminscent of GWB.

She starts to read again, and the door opens again, and in walks Barack Obama. He walks up to her and says, “Hello dear lady, I’ve been maligned and lied about. People have said really mean things to me. Can you help me?

He helps the wolf and polar bear as the leave humming the theme from the wizard of oz.

Failin says nothing and they show her face.

Trig crawls in, and says ‘mommy, can we go home now?”

She looks down and says ‘get out of my face, ya brat’

Close scene.

Thats my idea of a perfect SNL..🙂

18 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Crust Scramble – SouthGA (18:54:50) :

I followed your lead and put the pic on my desktop. I have a very large monitor and the pic looks terrific.

18 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin (18:57:34)
So sorry, your pants were wet, but I’m glad it was your own – don’t you hate it when you sit down in somebody else’s? I have learned to hover in public restrooms, I figure it strengthens my quads. Wish I’d been there with you 40,000 plus people. (I do hate to have a cold, wet A$$ – hope you’re dry and warm now).

18 10 2008
Deb

obama on my desktop!! what a great idea!

18 10 2008
copybook realist

@upnorth MN aka hose Hussein hotrod Obama (18:02:48) :

“copybook realist — thanks!! and how awesome that A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was on a school reading list. Did your son enjoy it? I agree that it harkens to Obama’s themes and is very pro-American! ”

my son did enjoy it.

I thought that it might be too girlie…being about a girl and all. (That Fancie is a tough cookie though). i don’t think that he bawled like i did…both happy and sad bawling. That book take you into gleeful moments for a few moments and then dumps you in the gutter for the next.

by the way all….I have my sweet potato pie and there is a NEW THREAD

18 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Hussein Scalper Palin)

Sarah with little Trig arriving at 30 Rock.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27254197#27254197

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@IntelligentbyDesign AKA CA, I just visited your blog. I bookmarked it for leisurely perusal. Thank you for your kind words. I do have a blog, of sorts, but I am doing a total rehaul right now. I am doing it with Joomla, which is open source, because it has a lot of flexiblity. The downside, however, is that it’s a bit unwieldy. I really need to get it going, though, because I have so much to say (obviously). For now, though, I will continue to vent here.

P.S. I agree with you about Bachmann, but also about the lack of respect for thoughtful discourse.

18 10 2008
Suchanut (Wesson Hussein Scalper Palin)

She comes on about 1:26

18 10 2008
intelligentbydesign

Gotta admit, I’m just too curious about Palin’s SNL appearance to not watch. Knowing the comments Fey has made about Palin…well…I admit, it’s like tuning into a race hoping to see a crash, but…if Palin gets taken to task (like McCain did by Letterman the other night…one of the best interviews I think I’ve seen all season!), I really wanna see it. =o)

18 10 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

New thread; Troopergate update

18 10 2008
intelligentbydesign

asianhusseingrrl –

Thanks for the kind words! Looking forward to seeing your blog once it’s together and posted. Many props on taking the time to assemble it with an open source platform, even if it is more clunky, so you can better manage it – you have more patience than I in that respect! =o)

18 10 2008
SMR

Randy Reudrich is the guy that Bible Spice allegedly nailed for $500 worth of copying/faxing for GOP business while working at the AK State Dept of Natural Resources. Of course now we all know that she had her own personal business on the company dime thing going on… Anyway, not sure that he can be relied upon to realistically predict the results — he is in no way open-minded.

Discouragingly, I’ve heard that plenty of police dept employees are still drinking the GOP grog and voting party line, I don’t get it at all — she sh!ts on their boss & they are in a union. How can they be so blind? I hope to God that the same is not true of the Troopers in our state.

I refuse to believe that the GOP can win this state by double digits. I like to think I have a bit more faith in my fellow Alaskans than that. Cross fingers & pray everyone that people here will do the best thing for our country and vote for Obama/Biden.

18 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Baseball Hussein Daytona Palin (CT) (17:45:31) :

You’re right, it was truly a disgusting performance. Folks around here refer to the baby as Stunt Baby.

The smoke machine and the bus pulling up on stage is hilarious. Do they think they’re U2?

18 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

@Steph aka Beans Harpoon Hussein-Palin, that’s a wonderful story, and I would willingly suffer frozen pees to see Barack, as long as it’s my own.

18 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (17:20:36) :

75,000 turned out in Kansas City according to the Miami Herald

————————–

That’s great news. (The Miami Herald hates Obama, I hope it hurt them to think of it happening in FL one day real soon)

18 10 2008
Karen

I’m not watching. There will be no shortage of video clips if I want to check it out later. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Powell endorses Obama in the morning so that Palin won’t dominate the news cycle. I also think Powell will help with some undecideds and will give a boost here in the last stretch.

18 10 2008
Deuce2 aka: AXE DIESEL HUSSEIN

Bernice (16:47:37) :

Just a little number I thought you all would like as you invite others to come aboard the Obama Train!

Your link didn’t work for me. I posted this one.
TAKIN’ IT BACK WITH BARACK!

18 10 2008
cecilia

None of my emails to those media that you list are going through. They are all being returned by the “Postmaster”. I have no idea why. Maybe someone more computer savvy than me can help me here. I normally don’t have problems sending emails.

18 10 2008
vena45

Hey everyone go read the article from CNN explaining how the Palin SNL skit went like tonight on already. If you’re not going to watch SNL tonight like me then at least you can read the skit from CNN, or do what I’ll be doing by watching it from Youtube later on so they can at least get ratings instead of SNL!

18 10 2008
wes_ben

I need help in understanding what is going on with the acorn thing. As Denzel say…explain it to me like I was 5.

18 10 2008
Carol(IL)

I watched Palin on SNL tonight and didn’t quite get why she went on. Granted that I’m completely biased against her-but, she seemed to stand around willing to be mocked with no comebacks. Someone must have thought it would be good press for her-but, she was just a mannequin.

18 10 2008
Greg Goss

Olberman clips are MUCH higher resolution and better to look at on a modern computer via MSNBC than they are on youtube. The user interface is a bit of a bear, but the fuzzy glop on youtube becomes painful to watch in comparison. This clip is at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#27245181

18 10 2008
WCBG

Regarding the so-called voter registration fraud supposedly perpetrated by
ACORN, how’s this scenario sound……. The workers submitting the fraudulent registration forms could be Republican party plants. They submit thousands of fraudulent forms, then the party can cry, yell, scream—FRAUD, FRAUD, FRAUD!! Thereby distracting the media, public and the campaign from the real issues–the economy, the war, healthcare, energy policy, etc, etc, etc. They also then are able to discourage some people from even trying to vote. Maybe it’s a little far out there, conspiracy-wise, but still within the realm of Rovian politics, don’t cha think??

18 10 2008
JT

I just watched SL, wasn’t much. Sorta alot of hype about nothing. I don’t think this is going to give her much press, especially if Colin Powel does endorse Obama tomorrow.

18 10 2008
SMR

@wcbg: not too far out there — I am the last person to think conspiracy, however, that one has crossed my mind. Nothing seems too far out there these days, that’s how sad the GOP is.

I say that as a former registered republican who changed her registration the week after the Bible Spice pick. Oh yes, I’m Alaskan too, born & raised. I’m not sure if I’d ever go back to the party, but I think my husband would if the neo-cons & religious fanatics would create their own party & call it whatever they like & leave the republican party to fiscal conservatives who espouse little gov intervention in the corporate world. Whatever & however they like to delude themselves that they still stand for fiscal conservatism & hands-off policy in regard to business, free-market, rational thinkers know that they do not and are calling out into the void for change. I sincerely hope that if Bible Spice brings one positive thing to the table it is a radical change in how the GOP restructures itself after the farce of this campaign cycle. Moral compass remains one of their battle cries, and yet they have the poster-child for neglectful mothers. I don’t get it, and hope I never will, and hope they take their religious zealot moral compasses and start their own party.

18 10 2008
Big Al from LV, Nv

I used to respect John mccain. then, he named sarah palin as his running mate confirming that he sold his soul to the right-wing extremists. He will do anything to win. i just wish mccain would wake up from the nightmare he is putting his country through, call a press conference and say, “i screwed up. i was wrong. i felt entitled to be the next president and sold my soul because i thought that was the only way to protect what i felt was my personal destiny. i hate myself. i hate what i have done to my country. john lewis was right. sarah palin and i have spread division and hate. and, now it is time for the lunacy to end. i hereby withdraw from the election and concede victory to my opponent the next President of the United States Barack Obama. the country is blessed to have Obama as its next President!”

19 10 2008
custador

Custador The Supreme Overseer of Impartialness of Her Brittanic Majesty’s Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:

I’m really, really scared that the Republican’s confidence is going to be up enough to steal a third election in a row…

19 10 2008
custador

@ Melissa:

Socialism is not communism. Your inability to grasp that simple premise is sad, but thankfully not my problem – being that I live in a country with good, free healthcare for all and subsidised university education for the poor. The USA is now essentialy a feudal society thanks to unregulated greed being allowed to rule.

19 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@melissa (00:42:13) :

Troll (n). Hairy Republican being who sneaks in very late at night and posts on old threads. Generally a man; often hides behind a woman’s name.

19 10 2008
Mr Hussein Wheat

Tom from Florida (04:23:33) :

I was a life long Democrate that has now seen exactly how much the party
ignores workers

YEA RIGHT

And “Joe the Plumber” was Undecided…You Betcha

You My Friend are NO Democrat, this whole “ACORN and vote fraud was “a threat to the fabric of our democracy.” B.S.

This Time You Repugs are not going to Steal the Election.

This whole Voter Fraud thing must have been Orchestrated by Karl Rove, just like the Gay Marriage Law Last Election, they would be trying the same thing in CA, but they know We won’t buy their Bull.

I would Have to Wager that ACORN did not submit all the Fraudulent Registrations , but that it was the GOP that did.

And McCain must be in on it to have the Gall to Say at the Debate “ACORN and vote fraud was “a threat to the fabric of our democracy.”

They are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO Lowdown and Crooked, this is why Most Intelligent Repubs will be Voting for Obama.

It’s Funny that 98% of the people that support McGrumpy would get lower taxes with Obama.

And I did Not want to bring up Race, However if “Tom From Florida” truly supported Democratic Ideals, then he must be RACIST..

19 10 2008
custador

Tom…. You’re an ass.

That is all.

19 10 2008
19 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Hussein Palin

Hmmmmm….

Sudden infusion of trolls on a Sunday morning–shouldn’t you folks be at church, getting instructions on how to vote?

Seems that a certain touch of socialism (nationalizing those investment banks) is what’s going to save our butts over the next few years. Strange that encouraging “elite” banking types (without regulation) to amass personal wealth didn’t go over so well, isn’t it?
A little more of that and we wouldn’t be worrying about socialism, it would be “is there a fairly nice cardboard box to sleep in tonight?” instead… and plenty will go through that as we work on fixing the HELL that this economic crisis will force us to live through–whether we participated in it or not.
I’ve been working hard for more than 30 years now; I pay all of my taxes and almost own a house that is just about exactly what I can afford. Small and shabby, yes-but that’s what I can afford. And I want my tax $$$$ to make things better for me AND everybody else.
You know, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?”

19 10 2008
Ivy Freeborn

” We have no revered avuncular anchorman anymore to tell a generation of Americans a story that we can believe to be more or less correct. I don’t think we ever did. ”

Two words: Walter Cronkite.

19 10 2008
chaos

somebody link to an actual letter I can send via those emails

19 10 2008
novel314

Hi, I am writing from Missouri. I have a question I hope someone can answer. Learning that S. Palin has a Downs Syndrome baby became common knowledge. However, during the third debate, Senator McCain referred three times that Sarah Palin knew about autism, (the implication being that she had an autistic child albeit, personal knowledge). Does she have an autistic child (which she and the campaign failed to acknowledge) or is McCain so out of touch or unable to understand (due to encroaching senility or illness) that he just does not get it???

19 10 2008
DrChill

Here’s a video I found

CNN fact check re: Acorn & voter registration

20 10 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

looking back at the last time we had voter problems – kennedy essay in the rolling stones — still relevant today: http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/10432334/was_the_2004_election_stolen

20 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish P. (15:29:18) :

OK, it looks like my reply to you never posted the other night. Good old fashioned apple pie is one of my specialties, and I’d be happy to make one for you for your birthday. However, I’m not sure how well it would travel. So, are you coming to Juneau so I can make you one here or sending me a ticket so I can make you one wherever it is you live? Just so you know, I’ve won blue ribbons in the only two cooking contests I ever entered, both pies (Peach Almond Crunch Pie and Salmon Pot Pie) and I think both wins were largely due the strength of my crust (hope you’re not a vegetarian…).

And, pie is the birthday cake for my dad and me too–for him, rhubarb if we’ve remembered to freeze some the summer before or can find early stalks (May b-day) and for me, whatever fruit is available (easier, since it’s in summer). One of my favorites was one my mom made that we named “bleach pie”. It was blueberries and peaches!




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