Rain Gear Rally for Obama in Juneau!

20 10 2008

When I got an email a couple weeks ago from the organizer of the Obama rally in Juneau that happened this past Saturday, I thought to myself, “Why are they calling it a Rain Gear Rally?”  It’s two weeks from now…how do they know?  Then I remembered.  It’s Juneau.

And sure enough, those intrepid waterproof souls we know as Juneau Democrats, braved the freezing rain and wind, and were out there for the cause.  A big wave from your compatriots in the north, Juneau! Keep up the good work!

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20 10 2008
NSWFM

Thank you guys, please stay toasty warm and dry!

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

me first no not me

20 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Great looking signs. I am envious of Alaskan signs. Always so individual. Really need to keep them and have a retrospective show….during Obama’s second term.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

I have wanted to do that so bad…..I am always the last post…..

20 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/18660

Above site to donate to Michele Bachmann’s opponent in Minnesota. If RoboProp Bible Spice is the Pit Bull, Michele Badmouth is the stale lipstick.

20 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

They are all as cute as can be! Go Alaskans.

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

You know what I love most about Obama rallies (besides how much fun people seem to be having}? It’s how diverse the crowd is. Young, old, black, white, Asian, Latino, First Nation, gay, straight, bi, etc. Obama rallies reflect the diversity of our country while McCain/Palin rallies mostly show older white people.

You go, Juneau!

Oh, and Ira2, I agree. Hectoring older people into voting how you want them to vote (as their priests, preacher, pastors, etc.) is despicable.

20 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin
20 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Looks like they had a wonderful time – even with the rain suits !!

Am so envious😦

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

Thank you guys so much……..I want AK to go bluuue so bad………you guys started it all………all of you should be so proud…….

20 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I like the look of the blond guy – and the fact he is rallying for Obama in the rain. Is he looking for a wife with a great political outlook?😀

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

mc will not allow in one in with out tickets……….but obamba will let any one in…….he wants to reach everyone not just his base

20 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

jbardo@email.wcu.edu

I just sent off an email to the Chancellor of the Western Carolina University (at above email address) in North Carolina re the poor bear cub. Perhaps if they receive a number of emails re this sick and cruel display, they will try harder to find the sub-human(s) who did this.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

Go AK turn blue

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, haha, I was thinking the same thing about the last guy with the nice smile and the red sign. I like dark hair.

@mhrt oregon, I don’t think AK will go blue, but it’s sure getting a lot closer!

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin, if Palin really reads “The Economist”, then she can advise McCain on what the article says. By the way, “They are trying to find a way for McCain to win without votes”, that’s hysterical. But then I thought, that’s how W. got the job the first time!

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin, I couldn’t even read the story. The headline was enough. I know there are some angry wingnuts on the left, but there seems to be so many more of them on the right.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@ asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN HUSSEIN!! justaskin (16:26:44
the closer it gets…. the happier I will be……. to me it seem if AK turns blue that would be the last straw

20 10 2008
ira2

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:02:05) :

@Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin, I couldn’t even read the story. The headline was enough. I know there are some angry wingnuts on the left, but there seems to be so many more of them on the right.

And angry wingnuts on the left tend to hide out in the western New Mexico forest or in the northwestern Arizona desert, muttering and steaming and folding tinfoil hats, whereas angry wingnuts on the right go beat people up or blow clinics up or torch churches. Unless that’s changed in the years since I last had TV. (Didn’t need TV to know about the ones in the NM forest though.)

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@ira2, yup, that’s about it. Our wingnuts are loony, but strangely lovable. Their wingnuts are loony and dangerous.

@mhrt oregon, if Alaska goes blue (the whole of it, and not just parts of it), then it WILL be the end of times. However, thanks to AKM and other progressive Alaskans, it’s turning lighter red day by day.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@ ira2 (22:09:05
since i am actually here kinda early for a change I just wanted to say i enjoy your post so much……i always get a smile on my face when I read yours………

20 10 2008
MildlyDisturbed

Cindy and Sarah were backstage at a campaign event. Sarah says, “Cindy, I see John sent you a dozen roses.”

“Yes he did, Sarah. You know what this means: I’ll have my legs in the air for a week.”

“Couldn’t you just put them in a vase?”

20 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Yup, it was rainy, but fun and upbeat and rainy. Oops, said that part already (it’s just that it really was; we’re in the middle of the fourth wettest year on record and still have 2 1/2 months to go😦 ). And someone came out before the rally and said he’d roasted a whole pig that he wanted to donate to feed the rally participants after we were done (sorry if that offends any of our vegetarian mudpuppies). It was amazingly delicious!

20 10 2008
GJ in Idaho

You are all such special people, keep up the spirit, I can almost see it…AK going blue. I received a little unexpected income today, so went ahead and donated to Mudflats and the next AK Demo Senator. I think I’ll give a little to Min tomorrow. I can’t get these Demo’s in ID to even put Obama on their websites, so I’m focused on swing states and doing what I can there. I wrote to our local news paper editor and he says he understands why the local dems don’t support Obama. He thinks maybe their chances of getting elected are better if no one knows they are Democrats. What kind of nonsense is that? I’m proud to be a Democrat and want everyone to know I proudly voting for Obama and Biden.

Well, thank you! I’m honored to be in such good company! 🙂 AKM

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@ira2 (22:09:05)
I am so scared…….. I want obamba to win………….but i am scared if he does there will be all kinds of roits……..my moms family is from arkansas……..and they go to church but they can be NOT kind when it come to certain things………..and they have guns and they can shoot animals……..I have trouble putting gopher bait down the hole………..we need obamba….but I am scared for the next couple of months………..i am a mother and a grand mother……..I am scared for our country…..

20 10 2008
ira2

@ mhrt oregon (22:16:10) :

Thank you :o)

(I’m learning to say “thank you” instead of something like, “ewwwwwwwww, don’t notice me, you’re not supposed to see me, don’t SAY stuff like that, just enjoy the posts, but for cryin’ out loud, don’t tell me you do!!” Yeah, I’m screwed up, LOL!)

So anyway, back to practicing: Thank you.

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

GJ in Idaho, so I’m guessing your state is red? That’s such a twisted sense of logic. Actually, I know it’s red, but that’s still pretty wussy of the local Democrats. Good for you for proudly showing your support! Also, thanks for supporting MN Democrats. They are going to need it.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (22:25:582 (22:09:05)
Glad you had a good time…………you also need food to stay warm…………we are so proud of you…….goAK

20 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@mhrt oregon (22:34:55) :

Thanks!😉 We DO know how to have fun in the rain (if we didn’t, we all be couch potatoes all the time!). What part of OR are you in? It does rain a lot some places there too (used to live in OR, still have family there…). We’re trying our darndest to pull the map back to blue (after only 44 years…). We came home and had hot chocolate to warm up too.

20 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Has this business of McC complaining about “anon. donors” for Obama bothered anyone? It does me – or did me – so I went to the McC web site and introduced myself … letting him know how much I donated and why.

Anyone else?

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@ira2 (22:28:01) :
I had a mentor who told me that I was good at giving but I needed to learn to receive also …………and all I needed to say was thank you………..it works….I am still working on it……

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Enjay in Eastern MT, yes, especially as the Times recently came out with this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/21/us/politics/21donate.html?hp

So, let’s see, it’s ok to donate a bazillion dollars, but not only fifty bucks? Sheesh. What will he come up with next?

20 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Salt Lake City continues to put it out there …

Krugman: GOP does little for working Americans, including plumbers

“Forty years ago, Richard Nixon made a remarkable marketing discovery. By exploiting America’s divisions – divisions over Vietnam, divisions over cultural change and, above all, racial divisions – he was able to reinvent the Republican brand. The party of plutocrats was repackaged as the party of the ”silent majority,” the regular guys – white guys, it went without saying – who didn’t like the social changes taking place.

It was a winning formula. And the great thing was that the new packaging didn’t require any change in the product’s actual contents – in fact, the GOP was able to keep winning elections even as its actual policies became more pro-plutocrat, and less favorable to working Americans, than ever.”

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_10769643

20 10 2008
ira2

mhrt oregon (22:27:03) :

I dunno, but I think they’ll get used to it. Look at how they cheer for Palin, and she’s a woman! That used to be as bad as black in their minds in respect to uppity aspirations, didn’t it? Maybe once the election is over and the country settles down again, all those rabid morons will settle down with it. Methinks there’d be more danger in Obama NOT winning, in which case the rabid morons would feel validated and encouraged to take it further and further.

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (22:38:05
WE live in salem …….from califoria ……..this is big diffrence for us…….but our granddaughter is here…….I saw the picture of Brian and the show…………we do have rain but it is ok……it is pretty……..not sure if we will ever have money to go to AK……but it sure does look great….No moose………but we do have deer in our back yard and they eat what they want……I am just so glad my granddaugher gets to see them………I do really think you guys are so brave………….I grew up in a small town…………and i know how everyone knows your business
I knew that when the local clerk at the store asked me why I was changing my hair color………Proud of you

20 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in Florida

Good morning from the other side of the world – where it is now raining too. That means Marty the Boston pouts all day.

I just read that Obama and Hillary drew a crowd of 60,000 people in Orlando, Fla yesterday, 8,000 in Tampa. Not bad! If any of you Floridians have the latest on the state of the State please let me know. I am so anxious.

I have started flooding my mom with links to videos and e-mails with quotes and truths (I am a one-woman truth squad!) and am just praying that she watches and reads. My brother worked the phone banks for Obama this weekend in NY.

Did everyone see that Jim Brady endorsed Obama/Biden? And after Powell, will other Republicans get up the courage and endorse Obama, too?

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@ira2, but she’s a conservative’s man wet dream, and she’s a soccer mom, doncha know. You think they would be cheering so hard if it were Hillary or Kay Hutchinson? I don’t think so. They are being told that Obama is a terrorist. Well, at least it’s implied. I don’t think they will let that go.

You are right, however, that if Obama loses, it will be even darker.

20 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Had a dinner date and got coffee (asked for no caffeine, but got it) so here I am. And wide awake at 2:55 more or less here (all the clocks are different in this house, and I don’t mind.) Just loved the Pitts. pics…great ppl. there, and just saw something on PBS about the area: hills and bridges and rivers and engineers. Very cool. Thought of you all when I was viewing it.

Go Juneau! For some reason, I love the name of your city…your brave citizens are an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Um, conservative man’s wet dream. Yes, it’s bedtime for me.

20 10 2008
Deuce2 AL

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (21:58:26)
==============================
Great idea. Thanks for the email address. Mine has been
sent.

20 10 2008
ira2

LOL @ asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:03:02) :

20 10 2008
LA

@Jamie,
Good luck with your Mum. I too have been on a mission with my Godmother. She is very RightR and a devoted Rush listener………need I say more. But I keep trying. She hates the way America has been taken down the path but still clings to the outdated ways of Gov. What can you do?
Poor Marty..

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:00:23) :

@ira2, but she’s a conservative’s man wet dream, and she’s a soccer mom, doncha know. You think they would be cheering so hard if it were Hillary or Kay Hutchinson? I don’t think so. They are being told that Obama is a terrorist. Well, at least it’s implied. I don’t think they will let that go.

You are right, however, that if Obama loses, it will be even darker.asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:00:23) :

@ira2, but she’s a conservative’s man wet dream, and she’s a soccer mom, doncha know. You think they would be cheering so hard if it were Hillary or Kay Hutchinson? I don’t think so. They are being told that Obama is a terrorist. Well, at least it’s implied. I don’t think they will let that go.

You are right, …….., that if Obama loses, it will be even darker.

Oh yes it will be darker……….When bush was put in place I thoght it was bad………then it happened again………i could NOT belive it……….then i thought it could not get worse………but I have a uncle that said when yu think it can not get worse it can……….and it has

20 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Aussie
Krugman is so damn brilliant, isn’t he? Who needs a Pulitzer when you can have a Nobel. Period.

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Let’s face it, Caribou Barbie is a perfect nomenclature for her, and doesn’t she know it. Winkin’, flirtin’, struttin’…I think it was on “The Daily Show” that someone said, “She might as well rip open her shirt and scrawl McCain on one breast and Palin on the other” and be done with it.

I don’t think she’s attractive because I value tolerance, intelligence, humor, and compassion more than anything else. Oh, and curiosity. In other words, Tina Fey over Sarah Palin.

Sadly, the more macho of men seem to want their women pretty and not-so-smart.

20 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

OMG, Asian, that is SO funny! chortle, snicker, laughing so as not to disturb the kitty…

20 10 2008
Peter

A wet year in Juneau seems to be when they get more than 100 inches of rain. That’s pitiful by Ketchikan standards- our average is over 150. Oh well, at least it’s not as bad as deserts like Seattle saying they’re rainy.

20 10 2008
LA

@Asian,
So what does that say about McWeasel…..snark snark…teehee

20 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in Florida

@LA

Thanks for the encouragement – but the terrible part of it is that my mom is and has always been a die-hard true-blue Democrat! Never voted Repub, hates Bush. What happened? All I can guess is that for some strange Twilight Zone sort of reason, she has been watching more and more Fox since 2004, and loves Bill O’Reilly (“he’s really fair and presents both sides of every issue” gag me!) and I suspect she watches Hannity! She gets angry whenever I or my bro visit and we don’t allow her to watch Bill or Fox!

Some vile acquaintance of hers sends her ALL of the Obama smear e-mails. All of them, and so it has sunken in, partly I suspect and fear because Obama is black! It is weird that these ladies, no matter how unhappy they are with this administration, no matter how much they hate Bush and how bad they know things are, they still can doubt Obama…

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@mhrt in oregon, oh yes, it can get much worse under McCain/Palin if they get elected. They will see it as a mandate to keep on doing what they are doing. McCain has lost all credibility with half the country, and Palin never had it in the first place. It would be ugly.

@Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, MinNJ Moose Roadster, and awfully damn prescient. He must be giggling in his Cheerios, not because of the crisis, but because how he got excoriated for predicting it.

Jimmy Carter: Nobel Peace Prize, 2002.
Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007 & Academy Award, 2007.
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize for Economy, 2008.

Hey, Republicans, where are your Nobel Prizes?

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:10:55) :

Let’s face it, Caribou Barbie

you are one smart girrrrl

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@MinNJ Moose Roadster, yeah, well, I have to keep my indignation low-keyed not to disturb the cat on my legs or the one in the papasan next to me. They are both taking their tenth nap of the day and are unmoved by my political angst.

@LA, well, look at his first wife (model), his second wife (model), his alleged mistress (looks like second wife twenty years ago) and his running mate (beauty pageant queen). McCain clearly has only one use for women, and it’s not to cook his bacon (he can do that himself quite nicely, thank you).

20 10 2008
Small Town Girl

I have some really great news to report, Mud puppies! My husband (we live in San Francisco) is over in Reno, Nevada, observing early voting for the Obama campaign. Nevada allowed voters to go to polling places and vote beginning Oct. 17. The location at which my husband is observing saw a heavy, steady stream of voters all day Saturday and today too. I’d rather not identify where he is working so as to protect his anonimity. There are Republican observers too. Everyone is being cordial and civil to each other, as it should be. When voting ended today, he learned that Democrats are voting 2-1 to Republican voters in the early voting in Nevada! Let’s hope this keeps up!

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

@Small Town Girl, you are kidding! That’s great news. Woo! Lovin’ the early results.

@mhrt oregon, I can’t take the credit for Caribou Barbie, but thanks for the compliment. I have waaaay too much time on my hands, and I use much of it to think.

20 10 2008
Maeve

It seems to be overlooked – but last Saturday (Oct 18) was ALASKA DAY!!!!!

It is the day that Russia turned over Alaska to the US in 1867 (this is part of what gives us our vast international expertise)

Here in Sitka (the actual place it happened) we had our big Alaska Day parade and the Sitka Democrats were well represented! I’ll try to get some pictures – I was in the parade and we had a friendly reception from the crowd!

Deborah Bonito – who is married to Mark Begich, the senatorial candidate running against Ted Stevens – was with us. It actually did not rain during the parade!!!!!!

BTW – for anyone who wants to make an impact on the next senate or congress – Alaska is a really cheap media market so your contribution will go far!

http://www.begich.com
(Senate seat running against Ted Stevens)
http://www.ethanberkowitz.com/
(congressional seat running against Don Young)

20 10 2008
Zim in Oz

…just surfing around….

I see SP is breaking from quite a few McC views….

What is more scarey than SP following McCain without blinking ?
….SP with her own opinion and ideas !

Personally I think she trying to ‘save’ herself. (in the campaign)

BTW I think the penny dropped for her during SNL re Alec Baldwin.

20 10 2008
LA

Jamie,
Too bad that your Mum wouldn’t go to a Obama Rally and see the joy and happiness in the faces of the people there. So much of this campaign has been run on hate and fear that McWeasel generates. I did try and send the email link for Obama Fight the Smears to my godmother after she sent me some awful E’s. Keep trying and I will be hoping for you…:)

20 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Barack Obama turns rivals’ words on them in Florida

“Words helped get Barack Obama where he is today. Elegant words. Inspiring words. Words that swoop and words that soar.

But as he campaigned Monday in Florida, it was the words of his Republican rivals that Obama used to urge supporters to the polls on the first day of early voting in this tropical battleground.”

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama21-2008oct21,0,491052.story

20 10 2008
mhrt oregon

@Small Town Girl
Yahoo………..I am so hopeful……just hope the machines don’t cheat

20 10 2008
LA

Dare we hope that Nevada will be blue….the polls are saying it will.

20 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

A blue Nevada?????? Wheee! That would be reason to party!

20 10 2008
LA

@asian
Nevada is in a very bad way with foreclosures. I do believe that it is the highest in the country. Hopefully they don’t want anymore of failed economic policies.

20 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Aussie
Great article. I’m still holding the grudge for 2000. That piece did me some good as to let me know I may not be alone. Good read.

20 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

MO was all out of love ……

McCain is fighting Obama’s momentum in Missouri

A.M.
Two days after Barack Obama drew 100,000 supporters to a rally in St. Louis, John McCain attracted about 2,500 people to a field in this nearby suburb Monday, a visible symbol of the challenge the Republican nominee faces in this crucial state.

P.M.
In a rally that barely filled the corner of a high school football field in Belton, McCain derided comments by Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate. Biden said, if elected, Obama would be tested by an international crisis within his first six months and would need supporters to “stand with him” as he made difficult and perhaps unpopular decisions.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-campaign21-2008oct21,0,4181810.story

20 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@MinNJ Moose Roadster (23:47:19)

I share your grudge.😉

In other news, after Super Saturday with Obama, Missouri has no love left for McCain ……

McCain spent the morning at a rally of 2500, and the afternoon at a rally that “barely filled the corner of a high school football field” …….

20 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

tee-hee. Serves all Repubs right, it does. Justice! I want justice!

20 10 2008
Small Town Girl

I was at a Tina Turner concert tonight in San Jose (Tina – 68 and still going strong – what an inspiration!) and spoke to him. I cannot tell you how happy this made my friends and me! It shows the work done on the ground is paying off – for now. Must keep the work up through election day. I had to share the good news some more.

21 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Him who?

21 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in Florida

LA –

My mom refused to sit in the tv room with 3 of her children and 1 grandson when we were all visiting this summer to listen to Obama speak at the townhall meeting he held in Titusville, Fla (less than an hour’s drive from her). She took her book and stomped off into the other room just to make her point!

I sent her the link to the Obama Campaign’s video “Who is Barack Obama?”. Won’t tell me if she watched it.

21 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Spill the beans, Small Town Girl…we who are awake at this hour (early am for me) want to know! Tina is an Obama girl?

21 10 2008
Small Town Girl

Well, my 3 girlfriends and I hoped that Tina would put up a pic of Obama during the show but she didn’t. But I do not think there is any doubt that Tina Turner is an Obama Woman. Hey, it’s just after 1 am for me in San Francisco. Can’t sleep from the concert energy and the great news from hubby. Hubby is “him”.

21 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

This is a great read!

Obama: face to face with white America

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obama-face-to-face-with-white-america-967574.html

21 10 2008
LA

Jamie,
OHHH Mother’s. You keep trying and I will keep positive thoughts for you…:) I have given up on my Godmother. She won’t even listen to me about SP. She thinks SP is wonderful and a “real woman” whatevertheheck THAT means plus she has “great hair”…okey dokey. Also.

21 10 2008
vena45

Here’s a very interesting article peice everyone should read by The New Yorker called “How John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin”. Very interesting!

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/27/081027fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=all

21 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in Florida

LA – well, I guess great hair is a valid reason to vote for somebody to run our country, right up there with “she shops at Walmart”, “she’s a hunter”, and “she’s hot”… they’ll get what they deserve and our small and only compensation will be the ability to say “well, I told you so.”

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

) :
got to go and give my almost 17 year old dog her medicine and go to bed……been up since 5am………but it has been nice being on the first part of the blog………usually I have the last two comments…..thanks guys you are great………..after all this is over i have a new project for us all that has been bothering me……..alot………what can we do for the childred of Irag……..they have been hurt very badly….their childhood has been taken away………later after the election can we please try to think of what we can do for the children……….if sarah palin or mccain whats to keep the war going ……..maybe they need to go to the hospitals or at least look at pictures of all the injured children in the war zone………..I think palin said something like ………Obamba said we were just bombing cities and blowing up people……but that is what they are doing……..I looked at many pictures on the net ………and if this was happening in my county I would be really pissed also…..and they hate us do i blame them …no………I would hate them if they came here and told me to believe the same way they do…….one example……that little whip thing with sharp points………that you are supposed to hit your back with and then yell with joy ……nope not for for me…….but who are we to tell thm they need to be more like us …………please forgive this rant………I will be good until after the election…… but please think about this……….after I saw those pictures I was just sick………Sorry it first started when a mother was upset when her kids saw a picture in a news paper that upset her kids and I was thinking of my granddaughter if this was in her state her town her street………her home……….I close my eyes her and pray i do not go to church thanks guys

21 10 2008
NMJ

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (21:40:18) : http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12429421 Good article in this week’s Economist

Why do you think this is a good article? It’s pro-McCain, anti-Obama.

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@small town girl
tina turner was in San JOse….where…..so sad i was not there

21 10 2008
Small Town Girl

mhrt Oregon “Steve”: Are you in the Bay Area?? She was at HP Pavilion. It was packed. I wanted to tell all the people around me about Nevada but I didn’t. It is good to get news from the front lines!

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Small Town Girl (23:58:15
just moved to oregon lived in bay are since i was 5 now 56…..please tell me all the good new from the front lines……….all of my family still there.thanks

21 10 2008
LA

Good night Mudpuppies. Almost 2AM here in Ca. You all stay safe and we will all sleep when Obama is our President.

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

yes …..jan 5 2009

21 10 2008
NMJ

LA (23:38:10) : Dare we hope that Nevada will be blue….the polls are saying it will.

Check out one of my favorite tracking sites. It’s Intrade, where people actually buy and sell shares in predicting the electoral vote changes as well as the percentage of success for the candidates. The Intrade percentage of success for Obama vs McCain is always on the RealClearPolitics site. It tracks 24/7 in real time and some consider it more accurate than polls since people can say anything in a poll, but on Intrade they think seriously about the percentages and lay real money down for their decisions.

You can click on any of the states and instantly see the current odds for Dems vs Reps, along with other info. If you scroll down the page you’ll see the percentages for Obama vs. McCain. Here’s the link:

http://www.intrade.com/

BTW, the market prediction for a blue Nevada is 77% at the moment!

21 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Aussie
Thanks for that link and UK. Great read. My computer is wobbly…so I’ll say love to all and courage for the last. take that computer tyrants…..

21 10 2008
LA

Thanx NMJ,
I will go to sleep with visions of all those lovely blue States in my mind….:)…AND I’m sure more to come in the next 2 weeks.

21 10 2008
End the End Times

I suspect (being a Juneau person) that there were quite a few who attended the rally who didn’t belong to a party. (I know I don’t) I think that would make Senator Obama happy. His speech today was amazing–at times he seems better at transporting the audience than the Kennedys I think. Is that because we are living these times, or is it this magical thing about Obama, or a combination of things?

Peter, in Ketchikan–I agree. Ketchikan often wins the rain contest. I lived there for a wee bit too. It is certainly part of the rain forest, our Alaskan freezing kind.

I’d like to thank MinNJ Moose Roadster for the kind remark about the name Juneau. (Such is the stuff that keeps us going in our little town) It certainly sounds like home to me, having grown up here. And there is at least another town in the U.S. named Juneau, yes? I’m sure many prayers will come from here for Senator Obama’s grandmother. Hope we can all send a lot of love his way.

21 10 2008
Jason in Oakland

Great to see. When I hear (referencing the previous post) Palin say she doesn’t sit in the seat of judgment of gays who want to be married, then indicates she’s going do what she can to stop them–I know your governor is not playing with a full deck. I’d rather be judged by someone than have them do something to me. Andrew Sullivan has her and her lying pegged. So, much appreciation for the public support for Obama in Alaska and the growing outrage over Palin. And following her example, let’s not judge her, let’s show her the door next election.

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@ End the End Times (01:20:16) :
think you for you thoughts………..

21 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@ End the End Times (01:20:16) :
think you for you thoughts………..i guess I missed his speech today…………..but or heart go out to his family

21 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio4Obama

Mornin’ Mudpups !🙂 Loved the Juneau pix, ‘specially the boots ! MSNBC “First Look” reported the results of Scholastic Magazine’s pres. poll: 57%-Obama 39 McCain.

21 10 2008
Grammy

End the End Times:

There is a Village of Juneau in PA! After I moved here from Juneau, we took a drive and it was such a cute widening in the road!

21 10 2008
arbo

Lovely Juneau, miss it dearly…enjoy listening in on all the chatter in this sanity saving blog…this is where I come for the real, clear truths and balanced views…
positive vibes for a better government, that is what the people of every section of America want and deserve… Juneau is an active community in voicing it’s opinions, rain or shine, it speaks the truth for all who want to listen…Yeah! for Juneau, always colorful in the rain, very blue, in fact!

I am always late on these threads cause it is overwhelming for me to read and follow links etc., there’s so much info out here, where we hang out…it tires me, it stresses me, it boggles my mind, raises my blood pressure…so it is wonderful to come back to mudflats and see happy people holding their Obama signs in the rain…that is what I call ethereal:)

21 10 2008
ED

All those signs. McCainiacs must be thinking “So amateur”. But I’m thinking “authentic” and “grass roots”. This is the way all campaigns should be run. Not from the top down, but from the bottom up. Go Obama/Biden 2008.

21 10 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange Palin

The Juneau rallies always seem to be such a bright splotch of color on a gray (albeit beautiful!) Alaska day! I know it’s been said so often, but those signs- just wonderful! And the painted “Muddie” boots looked like Native American folk art!

My heart goes out to the “4th/5th” generation Alaskan gal. May her little one be born into better times, the era of Obama!

21 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor

@mhrt oregon (22:57:45) :

Ah, I lived in Salem for 6 years. Lovely place, great fruit in the summers, and yup, not nearly as much rain as here… Drop a line if you ever manage to plan a trip up here; we love playing tour guide. And, I have Bay Area rellies too!

@Peter (23:14:39) :

We usually get over 100 inches of PRECIPITATION in the year. Our avg. for rain (on its own, not melted snow=rain equiv.) is ~44 inches. We’re at 55+ already for the year. And that’s only where they official measure at the airport. The numbers for downtown are prob. twice that… But I agree, Ketchikan is WAY rainier! I love the rain, but not enough to live there (kind of like I like the cold in winter, but not enough to live in Fairbanks!).

@End the End Times (01:20:16) :

Yup, there is a Juneau in Wisconsin that is named for someone else from the same family as ours was named (Joe’s cousin or uncle or something). There’s also a Juno (for the Roman goddess) in Texas.

@Grammy (04:57:46) :

Wow, there’s really a Juneau in PA? How cool.

@arbo (06:44:46) : Juneau prob. misses you too…

21 10 2008
Kim in Florida

Thought I would share our Sarasota, Florida Women for Obama rally here! I have heard numbers of 2,000-3,000, 5,000 and 10,000 attended.

21 10 2008
Kim in Florida

The link didn’t embed so here is the Herald Trib website; video in middle of the page. This rally happened Saturday 10/18.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/section/news0105

21 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

@ NMJ – I read all articles – I found it was funny how the Economist refered to Mz Palin – perhaps you missed it.

” He needs to dump the dumb populism (even though it seems to be too late, alas, to dump the dumb populist-in-chief, Sarah Palin.) “

21 10 2008
nswfm CA

MinNJ Moose Roadster (23:02:35) :

Had a dinner date and got coffee (asked for no caffeine, but got it) so here I am. And wide awake at 2:55 more or less here (all the clocks are different in this house, and I don’t mind.)

That reminded me of the same thing happening to me and a guy I was dating in 1996. We were both up until 3AM, saying “that definitely wasn’t decaf!” It was an Italian restaurant at 66th and 2nd in NYC, one of our first dates…before he taught me how to surf the internet. Now, it’s me and my kitties doing the late nights without any caffiene. All three of us are hoping Obama wins, his grandma lives and the world rejoices in America coming out of it’s insanity period.

21 10 2008
nswfm CA

NMJ (00:30:21) :

Vlad the I’m HUSSEIN Palin (21:40:18) : http://www.economist.com/world/unitedstates/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12429421 Good article in this week’s Economist

Why do you think this is a good article? It’s pro-McCain, anti-Obama.

I think this article is saying “adios” to McCain, even though it is telling McCain what he should do, and it’s pretty much too late.




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