Obama Rally in Homer, Alaska!

28 10 2008

Reports and pictures continue to come in from Mudflatters around the state holding rallies and events for Barack Obama.  These latest shots come from Judi Nester, the Homer Obama co-Chair, in Homer, Alaska, a wonderful small town of about 5000 people located on the Kenai Penninsula, about a four hour drive south of Anchorage.

Judi writes:

Some of the things that we have done in Homer is send out 2,500+ postcards to voters in the swing states of Ohio, PA and IN – phone canvass in Ohio and, of course, Homer and walking canvass of the Homer area. Organized a big rally in the Park – called Unite for Peace and Change – which registered voters and gave a forum for people to make speeches about Obama/Biden. We had speakers ranging in age from 17 to 70+. Now like many Obama campaign volunteers, we are engaged in the GOTV effort in Homer.

We were inspired by the Women for Obama event in Anchorage to do our own photo shoot.  The photos and blog about the event in Anchorage was terrific.  We were able to get over 50 volunteers for our own photo shoot yesterday which is about 1% of the population of Homer.

We have been feverishly working here since about April of this year and have a wonderful volunteer base.  I read Mudflats everyday to get an idea of what’s really happening in Alaska politics.  It’s been wonderful, especially with what everyone has been able to do in the troopergate investigation.

I hope, some day after Obama is firmly entrenched in office, he hears about how hard Alaskans have worked for him, and how many of us have used our energy, our time, and our sign-making ability to be out taking his message to the state of Alaska.

A big hat tip to all the intrepid core volunteers for Obama in Homer – Bob, Kat, Elizabeth, Sharon, Frank, Ingrid, Kim, Shannon, Christie and Bob (the photographer).  Also to the Palpitations musical comedy group for their fabulous performances at three events!

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28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

Woo Hoo

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

I have been to Homer and I think it must be one of the most beautiful spots on earth!

28 10 2008
Nebraska Native AKA Sista Froth Hussein

Go Homer!

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

Makes me want to be in Alaska…one more blue vote for our man.

I surely wish it!

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Homer, so much fun meeting so many of you in Palmer at the State Convention. I can see you from Cecily!! Applaud. Applaud.

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

You in the photo’s AKM?

You seem to be everywhere and I thank you for that!

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

YAAAA ………another rally

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Stevens should step down–after the election–(wink-wink-wink).

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

@ Northern Exposure

Wow. Your photographs on your website are stunning.

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Breaking News!

Joe the plumber is a skinhead.

In Other News:

Homer, Alaska Ba-racks the Vote!

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Stevens should resign now (blink-blink-blink).

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

I am seeing blue here…………..I want Obamba to come to AK so bad……….you guys have worked so hard for him

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Stevens should hang in there (I’m not running for office this year.)
Lisa Murkowski
Don Young

28 10 2008
NMJ

Wouldn’t it be great if Obama could at least do a live, televised attendance at an Alaskan rally for him? I’m sure he couldn’t take the time at this stage of the game to physically go to Alaska, but even a 10 or 15 minute televised appearance would be phenomenal!

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

@ Big Al

Hey there. I’m not a big Bill Richardson fan, even though he is our Gov. Won’t post why, but I would be sorely disappointed if he was Sec’y of State.

Just sayin.

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Oops, yes I am running for office this year.
Don Young

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Wouldnt it be interesting if Alaska turn blue. 😉

28 10 2008
antiAnti

Homer rally thread came just in time. Rescued me from a the Palin rally in PA (CNN now).

I’m adding Homer to my must-see places.

28 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

OT

deep blue…i am trying to send you a message…can you post in my inbox so i can get back to yours

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Goalie Sanka, do I know you??? Are you related to me???

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

We are so ground zero here in Pennsylvania.

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Help! My repub spouse says Biden said that you will probably pay more taxes if you make 150,000. Can someone give me a link to the speech?

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

PA Gov. Rendell on Rachel Maddow right now.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Homer is a must-see place. It has a very cool artist community that you can only get to by boat (if memory serves correctly – I know I got there by boat, anyway). It’s surrounded by mountains, like much of Alaska, but has also has a very cool hippie vibe to boot. At least it did about ten years ago when I was there.

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

No I don’t think so Northern Exposure.

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

antiAnti (17:11:22) :
_______________________________

Look at the Cowboy standing next to palin he looks scary.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

fawnskin – I must have read your mind – I just did that.

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

AKM………I am sure he knows how hard all of you have worked………..i really HOPE his AK workers have told him……..i just wish he would at least give you ……. a shout out………

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

I have confidence in Eyes Wide Open and PA!!!

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

On the way home from work tonight I drove by the ATM machine where Ashley Todd claimed she was attacked.

28 10 2008
Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

Alaskans are remarkable people. Mudflats has given me the courage to speak out in rural eastern Oregon, the “red state in the blue state.” And btw…first?

28 10 2008
Wolf Pup Hideme Palin

nope.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey, Eyes, I will arm wrestle you for the Ground Zero title!

28 10 2008
NMJ

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (17:14:40) : Help! My repub spouse says Biden said that you will probably pay more taxes if you make 150,000. Can someone give me a link to the speech?

That’s not true, West V. Did he see Biden say that, or did someone tell him? If he saw it, what day and time was the speech given? That will help pin it down.

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Okay, Goalie, you must be an ace sleuth. I do have relatives in NM though.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

I saw Hillary here last week, saw Barack here last night. I here Pres. Bill will be a half our from here tomorrow night.

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

And Goalie, thanks for the compliment.

28 10 2008
antiAnti

Palin in PA – The cowboy hat guy behind Palin did a warm-up country rap earlier. Now he appears to just be there to cue the crowd for boos/roar. Guess the crowd needs tutoring.

28 10 2008
Cynamen Hussein Alaska Blue

I applaud your warmed-hearted efforts, good people of Alaska…and it is my prayer that hopefully President-Elect Obama will pay you all a personal visit to “Thank You” up close and personal…

We appreciate you all ~ and not merely for all that you do!

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

Northern,

Your name is a link to your website!

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I’m sure it’s not true. He doesn’t know where or when. Probably heard it on Fixed News although he says on ABC. I’m so irritated. I couldn’t find any reference to it and the McCain campaign would be making a big deal out of it I’m sure.

28 10 2008
Sparky

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (17:15:06) :

PA Gov. Rendell on Rachel Maddow right now.

Your Gov seems cool…is he?

28 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

deep blue…reading my mind is a dangerous thing

28 10 2008
Sparky

ugh…can you say McCreepy?

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Obama did a video for us at the State Convention and has one for us on Alaska HG blog. Good enough for now–but he owes us!!!

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

I believe Bill Clinton is going to be in Beckley, WV on Friday.

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (17:14:40) :

Help! My repub spouse says Biden said that you will probably pay more taxes if you make 150,000. Can someone give me a link to the speech?
_____________________________________

KO just reported on that tonight. It will probably be posted on his sight. He said he was trying to give tax cut to 150,000. Hope that helps. Mcliar took it and put a spin on it.

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Top Story!

George Bush has agreed to play William Stryker, the.Christian fundamentalist politician who sees himself on a mission from God to destroy the mutant race through economic catastrophe, for the fourth installment of the movie franchise X-Men entitled “X-Men 4: Mavericks Down!,” . Stryker is teamed up with his sidekick Karl Rove who plays himself.

The good mutants are led by Wolverine played by the optimistic Joe Biden and the beautiful Storm played by Halle Berry (who is just too hot to be replaced by a career politician).

The militant mutants are led by cynical yet resolute leader Magneto played by Ralph Nader. Ted Stevens will replace Rebecca Romijn-Stamos as Mystique, Magneto’s loyal second-in-command.

As reported earlier, Governor Sarah Palin will replace Anna Paquin as the character Rogue. However, Sarah Palin’s character Rogue will no longer reunite with love interest Iceman played by Senator John McCain. Instead, Palin has asked for a rewrite of the script in which she “acts” to fall in love with a business associate of her husband Todd Palin.

Barack Obama will play the voice of the ghost of paraplegic telepath Professor Charles Xavier.

28 10 2008
Glenn2008

Was Simpson at the rally?

The republicans made this race so surreal I am sure it will result in an episode sooner or later.

28 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

Hey all…
I live in a lovely liberal town on the north coast of California. I just fired off an email response to a special edition letter to the editor of my local paper. The writer wrote a supposedly “pro-McCain” letter that consisted of anti-Obama lies. I had enough. Here is my letter and the editor’s response. Enjoy. Editor’s response is first up. I’m below that.

Katherine,

You know what’s funny? The only guidance I gave the writers was to try and emphasize why readers should vote FOR their candidate rather than against others. And that’s why I got.

Colleen actually believes the stuff Hannity and Limbaugh are shoveling. I keep telling her to read smarter stuff, and not to be so needlessly afraid.

Oh well!

Thanks for the letter.

Kevin

On Oct 28, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Katherine Lee wrote:

> Colleen Hedrick’s letter was just bizarre. I have spent this entire election season tracking down rumors and lies about Barack Obama. Ms. Hedrick’s letter is filled with rumors and lies and buzzwords, none of which are backed up by fact. These lies have not worked during the campaign, and they certainly are not going to work in Arcata. I suspect that Ms. Hedrick cut and pasted most of her argument from anti-Obama emails. I’ve seen many of the emails circulating, and they have ALL been debunked. Ms. Hedrick hasn’t a leg to stand on in her anti-Obama rant. One big clue: her rant is all about what is supposedly WRONG with Obama, not what is RIGHT about McCain. Funny, that. Sooo…nothing positive to say about McCain, and nothing but fake “facts” about Obama that are the product of thoughtless paranoid prattlings by right wing nutballs.
> Barack Obama has shown himself to be the candidate with integrity and a vision. McCain has shown himself to be the candidate of fear and ignorance, rumor and innuendo, hate-speech and lies. LOOK at Obama’s tax plans, LOOK at his health care plans, READ what experts say about BOTH candidates’ proposals. Does anybody actually BELIEVE that Joe the Plumber knows anything about taxes, or even knows the definition of socialism? Oh Please. Don’t make me roll my eyes at the “wisdom” of some guy who wanted to get on tv. Anybody who bases their vote on Joe the Plumber or emails that they have not personally tracked down and checked for accuracy is not being an informed citizen. Your JOB as a citizen is to actually think, research, examine, and discuss before voting. And don’t give me that crap about not voting being a statement. A democracy depends on the genuine, thoughtful involvement of its citizens.
>
> Katherine Lee
> VERY annoyed voter who already voted (FOR Obama)

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Is this the reason that McCain signs aren’t being stolen?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/27424165#27424165

28 10 2008
Sparky

I forget which Mudpuppies turned me on to MSNBC video stream, but thank you so much…I’m watching now and I’m so happy.🙂

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

fawnskin – did you send the message? Nothing there yet.

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

prettybrowntee,
Thanks, I’ll look for that tomorrow. I’m sure he heard it on Fox. Mine is not an easy house to be in!

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Thanks for the info, Goalie. Duh!

28 10 2008
Lee

Hi, everyone.

The shots from Homer are great. Now I want to see the white house up on Seward covered in Obama signs.

My Uncle was a fisherman and I have visited most of Alaska. I have always found the people wonderful, and enjoyable.

Keep up the good work.

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Northern Exposure (17:20:32) :

Obama did a video for us at the State Convention and has one for us on Alaska HG blog. Good enough for now–but he owes
——–yes he does

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Deep Blue, we take the title. PA is as red as Alabama in the center and as blue as Massachusetts at each end. Did you see the Pottstown PA youtube clip yesterday of the McCain rally?

28 10 2008
mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

Deep Blue…..Homer IS about the prettiest place int the state, maybe in the world IMHO….. Halibut Cove is the place described, across Kachemak Bay on the Danny J…….fine chowder, wine, etc. at The Saltry. Art galleries, very few residents there, but mighty ones, of course.

28 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (17:14:40) : Help! My repub spouse says Biden said that you will probably pay more taxes if you make 150,000. Can someone give me a link to the speech?

That’s not true, West V. Did he see Biden say that, or did someone tell him? If he saw it, what day and time was the speech given? That will help pin it down.

*************************************

I saw it reported as well, another Biden gaffe they called it he said it somewhere on Sunday I believe … and McC made major deal of it in speech today in PA… I think Biden meant that’s where there is a break point of sorts in the Obama tax plan. Parade magazine three weeks ago ran the McC and Obama tax plans side by side and up to 117K Obama gave way more, then the two plans got closer in the amount saved the taxpayer, and they differed majorly over 250K. the Obama plan helps those under 117K the most, also generously helps those up to 250K, just not as much.

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

@Rapture Spenard Palin (17:22:02) :

Applauding your letter! His response was……….no response!

We all have to keep trying to do our part! Thanks for that.

No retraction?

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Tired Mom,
That makes sense thanks. I needed some ammunition.

28 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

Sarah is coming to Wasilla to vote on Nov. 4th. All of you should hold a “rally” to “greet” her.

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Sarah Palin will return to her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska to vote on Election Day, according to a campaign adviser.

Palin plans to leave the campaign trail next Monday night to fly to Anchorage, and will then drive to Wasilla to cast her vote before returning to the lower 48 to spend election night with John McCain in Phoenix.

“Home is where Gov. Palin launched her career in public service and it’s fitting that she return to Alaska to vote,” the adviser said. “She’s looking forward to traveling to Wasilla to cast her ballot.”

As of ten days ago, Palin was unsure where she would be on November 4.

“We don’t know what the plan will be yet on there,” she told reporters on her campaign plane earlier this month. “If I’m not there physically we will be applying for that absentee ballot and we’ll do the early voting there. Yeah. And we’ll do it fairly.”

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Hey, my global map is getting little dots on it from all over the world. So cool!

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

OK, Eyes, I’m a peacelover – I will give up the Ground Zero title without a fight.

BUT I would like to point out that Nate Silver at 538 has Virginia listed as the likeliest tipping point state for Obama on election night.

Just sayin’.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Sparky, Our Gov. is fine, but he is from Philly. Pittsburghers and Phillys are arch rivals. The two cities are 6 hours apart by car and very culturally different. We are seperated by Alabama (I mean central PA).

28 10 2008
Goalie Sanka in NM

mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage (17:25:14) :

Deep Blue…..Homer IS about the prettiest place int the state, maybe in the world IMHO….. Halibut Cove is the place described, across Kachemak Bay on the Danny J…….fine chowder, wine, etc. at The Saltry. Art galleries, very few residents there, but mighty ones, of course.
*****************

Thanks for that. I’m going to write that down. Now, that’s what I call insider
information! My curiosity is looming large about Alaska and this is just great.

28 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Here’s a good article about Palin and McCain:

http://men.style.com/gq/blogs/gqeditors/2008/10/palin-alone-abo.html

“I’m sympathetic to Eskew and Wallace, and not just because they’re decent people. They’ve held their tongue from leaking what a couple of McCain higher-ups have told me—namely, that Palin simply knew nothing about national and international issues. Which meant, as one such adviser said to me: “Letting Sarah be Sarah may not be such a good thing.” It’s a grim binary choice, but apparently it came down to whether to make Palin look like a scripted robot or an unscripted ignoramus. I was told that Palin chafed at being defined by her discomfiting performances in the Couric, Charlie Gibson, and Sean Hannity interviews. She wanted to get back out there and do more. Well, if you’re Eskew and Wallace, what do you say to that? Your responsibility isn’t the care and feeding of Sarah Palin’s ego; it’s the furtherance of John McCain’s quest for the presidency.”

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Halibut Cove! Thanks for jogging my ailing memory! What a cool place. I went there before doing the mayor’s midnight sun marathon in Anchorage – wow was that a tough race!

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

WVA
Not true. If you make over $250,000 in PROFITS, then you will pay the same as in the 1990’s under Clinton, which left the country with a billion-dollar surplus.
It’s all good.

28 10 2008
Lori W.

When there is a Rally and photos (for Obama) in Alaska, I send the story/pics to the Obama campaign. I REMIND THEM how great you all are!

28 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Great news! Obama AND Biden are going to be in Ft. Lauderdale tomorrow and we’re going! We’re taking our two daughters, ages 7 and 11, so they can be a part of this wonderful chapter in American history!

28 10 2008
Lee

West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin :

Go to Obama site. His tax plan does not increase taxes for anyone under $250,000.00.

They are just spinning this.

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ Northern Exposure

Went to your site. Lovely work. Will email you soon.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Pottsville, PA yesterday, Oct. 27, 2008 at McCain rally:

28 10 2008
Daisy Hussein

Thanks, again Alaskans!

Off Topic:
This short video “Charles Meets Barack” by Debha over at the Daily Kos is the most touching one of the entire campaign. Just google it. This is what it is all about.

Please see it. Charles got to meet Obama, and I hope Alaskans do too!

28 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

okay, for those of us who were forced to work and missed our daily dose of muddie news: where is your site Northern Exposure?? curious now that everyone is talking about it…. I wanna be a dot too!

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Yikes!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, I just saw the time on the Obama rally here in florida tomorrow with Obama and bill clinton and it does not start until
11:00 PM. WOW I have never heard of a late night rally. I wonder how many people will be there. I am going just to see. woooooooo Late night rally. I hope I can stay awake.

28 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

I tried to send this once, but it does not seem to have shown up. Sarah is going to vote in Wasilla on the 4th. You Alaskans should hold a “rally” to “greet” her.

STATE COLLEGE, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Sarah Palin will return to her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska to vote on Election Day, according to a campaign adviser.

Palin plans to leave the campaign trail next Monday night to fly to Anchorage, and will then drive to Wasilla to cast her vote before returning to the lower 48 to spend election night with John McCain in Phoenix.

“Home is where Gov. Palin launched her career in public service and it’s fitting that she return to Alaska to vote,” the adviser said. “She’s looking forward to traveling to Wasilla to cast her ballot.”

As of ten days ago, Palin was unsure where she would be on November 4.

“We don’t know what the plan will be yet on there,” she told reporters on her campaign plane earlier this month. “If I’m not there physically we will be applying for that absentee ballot and we’ll do the early voting there. Yeah. And we’ll do it fairly.”

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Thanks everyone. I’ve been to the tax calculator and have showed it to him too. I knew it was not true, but couldn’t find Biden’s speech. It’s typical of the Repubs to take everything out of context.

This website keeps me sane!

28 10 2008
ocliberal

I wish I lived in a beautiful liberal town. I’ve been to Arcata and it’s a beautiful little town. I had a friend who went to Humboldt State and I would vist her back in to ‘old’ days. Good times, good times..

I also wish we were a swing state. I’m so jealous of you guys who get to see Barack, Hillary and Bill! The only candidate we had even close to here was Palin about a month ago. And no way I’m driving anywhere to see her. Although if she had been down the street I may have gone -nah probably not. Someone might have seen me there. I have a reputation to maintain as a ‘crazy liberal’.

Oh well I digress.

Northern Exposure is one of my all-time favorite shows. PBS shows it every night at 10 (without commercials!) I TIVO it and watch it before I go to bed. Can someone tell me if Alaska is anything like Northern Exposure?

I have to say I LOVE the internal campaign sniping now between Team Grampy and Team Diva.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/top-mccain-aides-palin-si_n_138724.html

You know it took all of us about a week to realize Palin was a back-stabbing, ungrateful little snig. It’s too bad McCain didn’t vet her for at least a week.

KARMA!

28 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Deep Blue in VA, we love you too!!

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

rfll
Please post your pictures. I’m so happy for all of you…hope you get to the inside circle..speaking of which…

I am so please to know yet another part of Alaska! Homer is just the best! Thank you for your kindness and inspiriation! I send love to you…

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

rfll
Please post your pictures. I’m so happy for all of you…hope you get to the inside circle..speaking of which…

I am so please to know yet another part of Alaska! Homer is just the best! Thank you for your kindness and inspiriation! I send love to you…

28 10 2008
Zim in Oz

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28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

ocliberal:

I have to say it is cool to be a swing state, but we have sure paid our dues for a looooong time (since 1964, to be exact).

As of Nov 4 we will have a Dem Governor, 2 Dem Senators, and will go Dem in the electoral college. Can’t get much more blue than that!

28 10 2008
NoCalGal

GO HOMER!!!

to rally in the deep cold autumn.. in a deep red state is real democracy. I salute you!!

28 10 2008
Whiskey Otter Hussein

McPalin’s spin on the tax increase issue is so aggravating! They just keep lying and saying Obama will raise taxes for everyone, knowing full well that it’s only true if you earn over $250K, then out of the other side of their mouths, they say “we need lower taxes.” Well, guess what, taxing my health care benefits will HUGELY increase my taxes, Mr. McCain. They conveniently leave that out!

28 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Hey Northern!! I found it!! Now I’m a dot too! Beautiful photos!

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Northern Exposure (17:16:12) : I have confidence in Eyes Wide Open and PA!!!

I have already voted by paper ballot. In PA there is no early voting. In Pittsburgh we use paperless touch screens. To vote absentee you must swear in writing that you will be away on election day. If your plans change, you are required by law to go to the polls, retrieve your sealed absentee ballot, destroy it and cast your vote on the paperless machine.

I will be an election judge on Nov. 4th in a different precinct than where I vote. Since I must open the polls, stay there all day and close them, I am permitted to vote absentee since it is physically impossible for me to get to my own precinct while fulfilling my legal duties where I will be working.

Oh, in the primary, all three voting machines where I worked crashed when the polls were opening. We were helpless for the first hour.

28 10 2008
rf11 in FL

ocliberal (17:39:50) :

I wish I lived in a beautiful liberal town.

________________________________________________________________
Ha! Living in Florida has been great. My husband and I saw Bill Clinton and Al Gore kick off their ’92 bus tour in Daytona, and since then, we’ve been lucky to see lots of great candidates – John Kerry, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and Nancy Pelosi to name a few. I can’t wait to add Obama and Biden to that list tomorrow.

28 10 2008
rf11 in FL

MinNJ Moose Roadster (17:44:36) :

rfll
Please post your pictures. I’m so happy for all of you…hope you get to the inside circle..speaking of which…

_________________________________________________________________

Thanks, MinNJ. Today was a beautiful, clear, crisp, cool day – a welcome change from our typical sweltering heat. Tomorrow will be even better, I’m sure.

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Bill Clinton’s visit to Beckley, WV has been moved to Saturday.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

…almost forgot. The precinct where I will be working on election day is 99.99999 percent Democratic. The precinct on the other side of Allegheny County where I live is 50 % Dem 50% Rep. The two precincts are nine miles apart.

28 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

I had a very smart young cat named Homer, who once grabbed a 3 inch edging brush in his teeth and scampered off with it.

Any future visit to Alaska, will surely include Homer.

28 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

northern…i just dotted you from so cal

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Too funny – my kids are supposed to be sleeping but I can hear them chit-chatting – somehow they are talking about whether or not my husband is related to Obama. The 7-year-old told the 5-year-old “of course he’s not related to Obama!” The 5-year-old shot back with, “Well, he’s VOTING for him!”

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Eyes is correct about PA being the battle ground. Fortunately, Eyes lives in blue PA whereas I live in red pennsyltucky, ie, the middle of freakdome.

Some village’s, or city’s, idiot was cruising thru here today and stopped to preach to the choir in Hershey and then in Shippensburg. Pretty funny watching the entourage coming down I-81. Half of the small crowd from Hershey must have followed the Buswreck Express down to the bottom of Cumberland County.

Alaskans, would you be so kind as to recall your idiot??

I think Bill Clinton is coming to one of the Harrisburg high schools tomorrow; Ed Rendell is speaking at some small college east of Harrisburg on Thursday.

Ed is still bitter about Hillary losing, but he’s at least making it look like he wants a democrat in the White House. Who really knows what Clinton’s thinking.

I don’t like Rendell. He’s shifty and directs too much of the state’s resources to Philly – where he was once mayor. He’s the main reason our roads are so bad; sends all the highway money to Philly. And he lied to us about using casino earnings to fund public education; instead, he’s used hundreds of those millions to fund things like football and soccer stadiums. And to fund SEPTA. Now he wants to “lease” the turnpike to some foreign firm for 75 years in exchange for “up front money.” Yeah, right… he’ll send it all to SEPTA and leave the rest of the state with crappy roads and unfunded public schools.

Can’t stand him.

But he’ll probably help deliver the Philly-area vote.

Still, I wish Palin would go back to face her consequences.

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Zim
My cousin and her husband live in Austalia: both are small cat and dog doctors. One’s American and the other British. They landed with you and both are brilliant and have lived all over the World.
Take care of them…they seem to like it there.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

sauerkraut –

any word on whether or not Philly Obama operatives will use street money on election day? I remember that was a big controversy during the primary b/c they refused to do it and it’s some kind of big Philly tradition. I think I remember Rendell getting all indignant about it.

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Just looked at those Homer (doh!) pictures and noticed a woman… in a sun dress??

Where’s Palin in her bikiniki?

Oh that’s right… she won’t leave my state. Wind is still blowing like Palin is here.

28 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Nice photos….Alaska I hope you all go blue this year! I’m sure Obama is very excited about all your hard work and dedication!

I wish he would come to Texas, but I know that’s not going to happen. Since it is so red. One could only hope!

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

I voted this afternoon–the early voting place in my liberal enclave in NC was filled with excited voters. NC is going blue this year! Barack and Michelle will be here this week. Gobama!

28 10 2008
Sparky

Rapture Spenard Palin (17:22:02) :

wow Rapture…you’ve got a set.
Well done.

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Deep Blue – not familiar with this “street money” thing. Considering the ACORN controversy in Philly, I hope nobody pulls any monkey business. We need to win this state fair and square, regardless of what Ed the dolt thinks.

28 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Deep Blue in VA (17:58:47) :
The 7-year-old told the 5-year-old “of course he’s not related to Obama!” The 5-year-old shot back with, “Well, he’s VOTING for him!”

That is funny. 5-yo logic is worth further study.
I feel a warm kinship with Obama myself, and I’m Swedish (etc.)
He reminds me of my brother, who stammers when launching into a complex thought, brain running faster than mouth (as it should be).

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

On our trip to West Virginia last weekend, we say many signs along the way for Obama/Biden–farmers for Obama!

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Rapture Spenard gets my high five for the day. Way to tell those blips off!!!

28 10 2008
suchanut

I can’t make the Homer pictures big – am I technically challenged or are they just small?

28 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Guys . . . and Gals, How many think TODD will be appointed to the Senate should Stevens step down?

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Schrimshaw is swedish? A dancing queen?

Oh, reminds me… where did I put those schveedish fish thingies.

The Palin rallies have been blasting Dancing Queen so loud… no more abba !!

28 10 2008
suchanut

Denise – the Gov doesn’t appoint to fill the seat – we have a special election. I know lots of states have the Gov appoint, but no longer in Alaska.

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Did I miss something? What/where is Northern Exposure’s website?

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

rfll
I rejoice for your children! Hope you have a great day! And send us the love back when you return. Peace.

28 10 2008
suchanut

WV – click on her name next to her snowflake

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Halter Grasshopper, are you in Beckley? I was surprised that western VA was so pro-Obama but WVA was still so in the tank for McCain. What’s happening there?

28 10 2008
West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin

Thanks!

28 10 2008
Blue Idaho
28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (18:06:10) :

re: logic of 5-year-olds – I’ve been fascinated watching my son soak up all the election stuff. Every day he climbs on my lap as I’m getting my web news fix, and looks at the graph on 538 and gets so excited to see much more blue than red. He LOVES Obama. When that will.i.am song first came out he wanted to watch it over and over.

Every day he asks me, “Mommy, is Barack Obama our President yet?”. Only 6 more days until I can tell him yes. (well, President-elect, anyway)

28 10 2008
fawnskin hussein mudpuppy

re being related to obama…

i just know i am. afterall, i was born in kansas. therefore, related to toots. and cousin to some degree to barack.
yep. that’s my story and i’m sticking to it.

28 10 2008
suchanut

@Blue Idaho

Wow!

WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee tapped a $5 million line of credit Tuesday as part of a renewed effort to help GOP senators facing re-election difficulties, the party’s chairman said Tuesday.

28 10 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

wow – saw that mccain rally footage from Pa – sadly that’s what Murtha was talking about. Being from the Alabama part of PA we all know – we just don’t go on the record saying it! Oh well, Murtha is known for that too.

Deep Blue and Eyes Wide Shut – I lived in both states, and I’d have to give it to PA. I’m just on pins and needles to see how my old hometown votes. So many Obama signs there it’s amazing. Never would have imagined it. My parents even put a sign out. They’ve NEVER done that!

I was appalled to hear on Rachel’s show that college students in both swing states of PA and VA are being discouraged from voting – things like cops will be looking at voters to see if they have unpaid tickets, etc, VA Tech students from out of state being told they’ll lose scholarships etc. The Supreme Court said that students vote where they go to school.

28 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Yea for HOMER——-Great Rally——Thanks to all you beautiful, wonderful people!!!!!! Love the pictures. Great signs!!
God Bless All of you!!

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Wrangler Tractor–we’ve been registering our students and taking them to the polls for early voting in NC, a huge turnout on the first day of early voting here. My students are stoked. I teach at an HBCU and I’ve never seen students so excited about getting involved. We all want to go tomorrow to Raleigh to see Barack!

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

prettybrowntee (17:38:02) :

Yikes!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, I just saw the time on the Obama rally here in florida tomorrow with Obama and bill clinton and it does not start until
11:00 PM. WOW I have never heard of a late night rally. I wonder how many people will be there. I am going just to see. woooooooo Late night rally. I hope I can stay awake.
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Sounds kind of bizarre to me. I read on an earlier thread that Obama was going to be in Kissimmee in the evening, and I remembered the big show with WJC was supposed to be on at the same time.

I hope you get proper confirmation. Remember, there are some pretty nasty proRepub elements in FL.

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

Interesting new article in The Nation. Did McCain use military base for family vacation?

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20081110/tuttle

28 10 2008
antsy

Probably way late but West Virginian aka Halter Grasshopper Palin (17:14:40

Try with Barack Obama calculator – http://taxcut.barackobama.com/

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Blue Idaho (18:12:24) :

The GOP is broke! Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Yep, I wept for ’em, too

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Wrangler Tractor:

I guess we have two states in common – I was born in Lancaster, PA and spent some years there as a kid. So I’m behind them all the way – and I’m still a Phillies fan!

The intimidation of college students is horrible – there was a story on NPR recently about students at VA Tech being told if they vote in their college town then their parents wouldn’t be able to claim them on their taxes any longer.

I think this voter suppression stuff is pure evil. Voter fraud is not defensible either, but between voter fraud and voter suppression, I think suppression is much bigger threat to the “fabric of our democracy” or whatever that silly McCain line was.

28 10 2008
Edie

Pardon if this is a repeat; I just had to share. Tears were streaming down my
eyes as I viewed this video

28 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

So glad to hear that AK Gubnor does not have power to appoint her own Stooge to the Senate.
Special election… open field?

28 10 2008
DeMo

West Virginian,

I see you got your answer, but found this in the meantime. It’s all good.
http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/10/stunning_obama_changes_tax_pla.php

The message hasn’t changed, just McCain’s desperate attempt to change the message. I think there will come a time that I *might* feel sorry for how low he’s sunk, but it will be after a glorious inauguration day when every American can say our president is Barack Obama.

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deep Blue in VA (18:21:57) :

I’m hoping and praying that all these threats were cleared up with the students some time ago, particularly since VA was first cab off the rank in the dirty tricks department.😉

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (18:19:19) :
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LOL I know I thought something was wrong maybe they meant AM. So I called our local Obama office to confirm. Yeah it was correct it is 11:00 pm. in a stadium. I am really curious as to how many people will show up. I will head out that way after the telecast which is at 8:00 pm. So we shall see. I will let you know.

good looking out though.

28 10 2008
Lana, KY

Rachel will interview Barack on Thursday in Florida to be aired on her show Thursday night.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Edie:

That Charles Meets Obama video was amazing. There’s been a lot of good stuff posted this election – that one is definitely worth watching.

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Since we are talking about our kids and their affection for liberal politicians,

My 3 year old was so upset when back in August my wife and I went to see Obama here in Las Vegas without him that that he would not leave us alone until we took him to a rally. I mean every night, “when do i get to see obama?” So, the next rally that was in town we packed up the car and took him with us. He loved the event and was waiving his “Change We Need” banner and yelling “Obama” the whole time. But, when Joe biden came out he looked at us and said, “that’s not obama that is joe biden.” i don’t know what made us think we could fool him into thinking joe biden was obama.

So, again every night, “when are you taking me to see obama?”

Thank God, last weekend Barack was back in Vegas. My wife was volunteering and had to be there 5 hours early, so my son and i grabbed McDonald’s (the recession-proof restaurant) and drove over to the rally just the two of us. There were seas of people. But, we were able to navigate through the crowds and got just close enough for my son to see Barack. Upon catching his first glimpse of the next President of the United States, he yells: “Now that is Obama not joe biden!”

28 10 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Our President Obama! Yes, that sounds just right!

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

prettybrowntee (18:26:20) :

LOL I know I thought something was wrong maybe they meant AM. So I called our local Obama office to confirm. Yeah it was correct it is 11:00 pm. in a stadium. I am really curious as to how many people will show up. I will head out that way after the telecast which is at 8:00 pm. So we shall see. I will let you know.
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It sounds like it could be really grown-up and cool – like Willy should play his sax.😀

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Aussie Puck:

I’ve been trying to be optimistic – several folks close to me who are supporting Obama are worried about the election being stolen. I keep saying, “Obama is really smart. He’s not naive about this stuff. He’s prepared. He’s got teams working on this stuff and he’s ready for all the tricks.”

I really hope I’m right on that front, but even if I’m not, I do think his lead is big enough in so many states that it would be near impossible for the election to be stolen from him.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Sauerkraut, I get troubling vibes when it comes to Rendell for a couple reasons:

1. He is from Philadelphia😉
2. He pushed hard to bring slot machine gambling and casinos to PA & Pgh.
3. I cannot get it out of my head that he looks like someone from the Sopranos.

On the other hand, I have heard him speak in person twice in a week and my opinion is improving

28 10 2008
Trini

Way to go Homer!!!

My brother has land in Homer and in honor of that fine town, he named his new pug puppy “Homer”! Like the great folks of Homer (wonderful pics AKM, thanks) he is a funloving little rascal. I wanted to include a photo of little Homer, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. Sorry. Trust me, he is cute! Congrats Homer, AK!

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Thanks so much for the Charles meets Barack link–what an inspiration!

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Big Al:

I loved that story – you had me laughing out loud at the line about “That’s not Obama, that’s Joe Biden!”

My kids have tee-shirts that say “O is for Obama” that they wear proudly. All three of them (ages 3, 5, & 7) are just really into this election. I love it.

28 10 2008
mary (aka Shank Piston Palin)

Lovely – but I, too, couldn’t enlarge the pics.

I do think Obama and Biden should visit Alaska to thank you for all your work. I hope to visit someday, too!

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@suchanut (18:08:02) :

I can’t make the Homer pictures big – am I technically challenged or are they just small?
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i can’t make them bigger either………….they just must be small

28 10 2008
ira2

Man, I’m way behind on trying to catch up with the posts and comments! Absolutely LOVE the good developments and even more so the reports and pictures from Alaskan rallies.

If fate had played along, I’d be there now instead of here… when I did the research 3 years ago to find out where I was going to move after leaving AZ, Alaska was at the top of my list. Alas, as a disabled person on public assistance I didn’t have a chance to start over in Alaska, even if I could have afforded it (the property prices are out of reach). There’s nothing wrong with dreaming though, so just count me up there as an indistinct speck of spirit a-hanging out at rallies and happily stuck to a mountainside during non-rally times.

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deep Blue in VA (18:29:57) :

If it’s any comfort to your friends, the dirty tricks are pretty much all recycled from 2000 and 2004 – so they’re not unexpected – and the Obama campaign has thousands of volunteer lawyers covering the ‘hotspots’ in addition to millions of pairs of eyes and ears looking out for this kind of stuff (mine included).😉

28 10 2008
Edie

Deep Blue in VA :

I’m from Roanoke, where are you?

28 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Big Al from Las Vegas (18:29:18) :
So, again every night, “when are you taking me to see obama?”

Tears of laughter at that story, so adorable.
Your son has a bright future in politics for sure.
You’re raising him right.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Edie:

I’m in Alexandria – pretty far from Roanoke, both geographically and I suspect also politically. Do you see much Obama support there?

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Just heard on RM…
Obama on thrurs!!!!!!
My b-day is thrur What a awesome present🙂

28 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

Big Al from Las Vegas (18:29:18) :
So, again every night, “when are you taking me to see obama?”

Tears of laughter at that story, so adorable.
Your son has a bright future in politics for sure.
You’re raising him right.

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Edie (18:37:11) :

Edie, have you heard the Obama ad from Ralph Stanley?

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Edie,

Thanks for sharing the video of Charles from Boulder, CO. Charles. Very touching. My eyes got all misty, but I told my oldest son it was just allergies.🙂

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Check out fivethirtyeight.com and their discussion of the weird NC ballot. If you vote a straight-party ticket, you don’t vote for president. The ballot keeps the presidential race separate from the rest of the ballot. At early voting today, I was told NO LESS THAN three times that I needed to be careful about this ballot design flaw, so people are being careful and making sure that early voters know about this problem with the ballot.

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Of course I live in Chapel Hill, so we’re a little different from the rest of the state.

28 10 2008
Kettletop

Even if (when) Alaska goes for McCain, those of us in the lower 48 will appreciate the hard work Obama supporters have done in Alaska. You have been heard!

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

from yahoo news

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Readers of Ohio’s three largest newspapers, along with papers in Florida and Nevada, are finding an anti-Barack Obama DVD in editions this week.

Citizens United, a conservative advocacy group based in Washington, plans to release a 95-minute film in the five swing-state publications to highlight Obama’s record on abortion rights, foreign policy and his past associations, including his relationship with former pastor Rev. Jermiah Wright. The group said it planned to spend more than $1 million to distribute about 1.25 million copies of “Hype: The Obama Effect.”

28 10 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (18:12:04) :

Where in NC do you live?

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

Wrangler Tractor in VA (18:15:44) :

I was appalled to hear on Rachel’s show that college students in both swing states of PA and VA are being discouraged from voting – things like cops will be looking at voters to see if they have unpaid tickets, etc, VA Tech students from out of state being told they’ll lose scholarships etc. The Supreme Court said that students vote where they go to school.
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I believe courts have ruled that the police doing the things you describe amounts to unlawful voter intimidation so if anyone hears of this type of stuff happening, drop me a line at my blog and I will forward it to the proper election attorneys. If it happens to any of you folks commenting here, feel free to contact Obama campaign officials as they have attorneys ready and waiting to handle this described type of garbage PDQ.

I am forwarding the post to my contacts with the Obama campaign here in PA to ensure they are in a position to be pro-active about voter intimidation.

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen: I’m in Chapel Hill

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Michele,

Glad to hear they are clearing up that ballot quirk for people in NC. I had heard there was confusion about that, and in the 2004 election something like 80,000 people didn’t vote for president when voting for other offices. Presumably that was inadvertent in the vast majority of cases.

I just watched a video on HuffPo about the WV machines and the vote-flipping problem. There is definitely a lot of fishy stuff going on, but I am hopeful that there are enough watchful folks to defend against it!

28 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

Northern Exposure, I went to your site so hopefully you’ll have a Hawaii dot!

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (18:08:55) : Guys . . . and Gals, How many think TODD will be appointed to the Senate should Stevens step down?
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NO! Sarah is saving him in case McCain kicks the bucket before next Tuesday. Then she can tap him for her VP (The First Dude). If I were McCain, I would not eat any of Sarah’s homemade moose stew.

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

Well it’s officially winter in WV. It’s snowing…😦

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Idaho (18:12:24) :

The GOP is broke! Ba ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081029/ap_on_el_pr/republican_races;_ylt=At4eo1i9qNe7jEvmivJ9xaRsnwcF
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i think mudflats had a little something to do with this……….i read some where today…………..Tinken…….can not remember his name………is about 2/3 points ahead of bachmann………..and before what she said on TV.and said the things that she did…..she was a shoe in………….I am sure ever one remembers that night……….I would have loved to be a fly on the wall when they all got to work the next morning when they saw how much money had come in

28 10 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

Michelle,

I’m northeast of Raleigh

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Deep Blue in VA:
I’ve been worried since there were so many problems with Ohio in 2004. I’m impressed with Obama’s campaign and their awareness of the depth of the vote problems. Still, I won’t rest easy till after election day.

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Twinkle toes: will you be at the Obama rally tomorrow in Raleigh?

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

MinNJ Moose Roadster (18:01:25) : Zim My cousin and her husband live in Austalia: both are small cat and dog doctors.

Really cool. Random question. How small your cousin and her husband? Does their slight stature cause them difficulties when handling the larger dogs?

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28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

The mccainiacs complain about how the media is “leftist” but they never complain about that same media distributing their hate crap like the dvd’s and the so-called nonpartisan interview results that contain loaded fundie questions. PA Family Institute here in pennsyltucky stuck their flier into the many local small-town newspapers around during the past couple of weeks.

And, of course, the results for Obama show that he favors killing live partial birth abortions. What a bunch of anti-christian nutcases the PFI is… make me sick.

28 10 2008
Polyscisuzie

I’d like to ask the bloggers on this site to go to the Anchorage Daily News site and send a letter to the editor, here is the site:
http://www.adn.com/help/letters/
Here is a copy of the letter I sent:
“We down here in the lower 48 will in part rely on the media in Alaska to tell us the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about Governor Sarah Palin as we head to the polls to vote for the next leader of the free world and their running mate. We were let down by an intimidated mainstream media in the lower 48 the past 8 years when they did not investigate the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about George W. Bush and his team. For that we now have an economic meltdown, 2 wars, an energy crisis not to mention the deteriorated state of our education system, our unfavorable standing in the world and pending environmental issues. I hope the Alaska Daily News has the courage and foresight to not be intimidated by a label of “liberal media bias” in presenting the whole truth on Governor Sarah Palin. ”
It’s time “we the people” started asking for some truth and accountability from the media. Thanks.

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

If you right-click on the picture you want to view and then save it, you can go back into the saved pic and size/crop it anyway you wish. You can palinize it!!

28 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

“MinNJ Moose Roadster (18:01:25) : Zim My cousin and her husband live in Austalia: both are small cat and dog doctors.

Really cool. Random question. How small your cousin and her husband? Does their slight stature cause them difficulties when handling the larger dogs?
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Hilarious! Also, too, do they treat humans as well as their own kind? snort, snort!
We’s just playin with ya, mudpuppy!

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Scrimshaw

I did not know you were Swedish. I love Sweden. I have had a penpal in Sweden for 37 years now! She presently lives in Umea. I have visited there and I have been as far north as Jokkmokk, above the arctic circle, at midsummer.

28 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

Speaking of October surprise…has anyone viewed the MIchele Obama screaming “Whitey” tape that was supposed to come out this month?

Didn’t think so…

28 10 2008
sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy

If McCain kicks it and Palin moves into his butt print, then there is no VP.

I believe I am correct on that.

Therefore, Todd will never get into her butt print by dint of sleeping with the b…. ummm… well… yanno.

28 10 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

G’night Mudpuppies. I know the world is in good hands whenever I read this blog! I’m off to see Obama tomorrow in Raleigh!

28 10 2008
suchanut

@WV Democrat (18:50:46) :

Well it’s officially winter in WV. It’s snowing…
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Congrats WV! Get out yer boots! 🙂

28 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

John Stewart on Daily Show just did the election countdown advent calendar!

He must read Mudflats, believe that was someone here’s idea…..

28 10 2008
suchanut

@mhrt oregon”steve” (18:36:07) :

i can’t make them bigger either………….they just must be small
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Thank you Steve – it was making me nuts…

28 10 2008
suchanut

@sauerkraut aka Palins MooseCandy (18:58:24) :

Thanks s.kraut!

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Those of you in NC – check out http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/ for their Raleigh installation of the fantastic On the Road series. This one features cast members from HBO’s The Wire series.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/15050.html

“McCain, Obama battle for Pennsylvania

CHESTER, Pa. – With Pennsylvania suddenly the linchpin for the GOP’s presidential hopes, John McCain and Barack Obama rallied their respective bases Tuesday in this key battleground state before each candidate headed to the South.

A downpour forced McCain to cancel an outdoor rally in Quakertown, Pa., but Obama still took the stage about an hour south in this rain-soaked city, where the local school district had canceled classes so students could see him. Tuning in his customary dress shirt and tie for jeans, white sneakers and a rain jacket, Obama surveyed an umbrella-covered crowd of 9,000 and squinted his eyes against the raindrops.

“Let me just begin by saying that a little bit of rain never hurt anybody,” he said upon taking the stage at Widener University, rubbing his hands together for warmth. “I just want all of you to know if we see this kind of dedication on Election Day – there is no way that we’re not going to bring change to America.”

28 10 2008
jackie

sonofagun….you guys rock..i don’t know if it’s cause you like obama or just don’t like sarah..but it works for me..

28 10 2008
Lock Pepper in Honolulu

Hey, PA mudpuppies–I’m watching your gubna Rendell on Maddow–has he like fallin asleep in the tanning bed? What’s up with the tan?

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Wow – I just made it through the 538 post on Raleigh, and it is a must-read. Seriously.

Scroll down some from the top of the page to get to it.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ Polyscisuzie

I figure ADN will in all liklihood keep up the good reporting on Scarah. The one you have to worry about is any city or town with a newspaper owned by Ogden. They are lying, race-baiting, and damn lying in the one they own here. Sadly, they own about 112 or so. ADN is a McClatchy paper. They are generally fair to both sides and even occassionally do an in depth investigation. With what has come out thus far on old Scarah, they are going to be keep a sharp eye out as it will not only sell papers in Anchorage, but sell papers in their 30 other locations as well…

28 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Ah… another day of flailin’ for the McCain campaign.

THIS JUST IN: Joe the Plumber is still an attention-seeking doofus.

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Has anyone seen this Kos article?
HuffPost Bombshell: McCain Group Funded Rashid Khalidi
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/28/193350/11/648/645157
“In a stunning development, HuffPost’s Seth Walls has uncovered that McCain himself has an extensive relationship with Khalidi, including providing his group with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money. For some strange reason, Drudge pulled his Khalidi story shortly after the HuffPost article appeared. I think McCain’s camp is running scared- please either rec this diary or have Kos post the HuffPost article. This is one attempt at race-baiting that will blow up in McCain’s face.”

28 10 2008
SMR

To contribute my bit to the kids stories:

I ordered a new Obama t-shirt for my 3 yr old (her 2nd O shirt). She cannot read, but knows her letters. She pulled it out of the mailer and said “A new Obama shirt! I love it!” (It is quite cute — Peace signs & flowers & Obama). She knows that an O and B together mean Obama in this household! My other daughter, she turned 18 yesterday has about 5 Obama shirts, she got extra credit in her spanish class for wearing her shirt that says “si se puede.” It was one of those gorgeous multi-colored ones from cafepress that is offered in many languages (including german, ira!). Unfortunately, 18 yr old teens don’t do very well filtering their language, so my 3 yr old also says “Sarah Palin is stupid!” often…

I am looking forward to the mudflats t-shirts that are coming, and hope they come in small sizes so that we can all have matching mudflats shirts!

By the way, I was never able to figure out how to link my rally photos (AK Women against Palin, Alaskans for Truth & the Obama rally — all in Anchorage), but my very favorite one that I wish I could share is of our toddler & the beautiful african-american friend she made at one of the rallys. They are both holding up the Obama signs they made (my daughter has to bring crayons & paper everywhere she goes) — Lottie’s says OOOOO, her little friend knew how to write Obama, so hers is spelled correctly. It is a perfect snapshot of what is great about the Obama campaign!

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.) (19:19:06) :
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LMAO🙂 I know I saw his press release. I am like they actually took time to give him air time. I dont want to see him anymore. As if an Obama support would change at this point because of what he said. It was just all a bit weird all the more reason why I can wait for this election to be over.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T,

I just this second realized what McCain’s plan is for Pennsylvania. As I posted earlier, we cannot vote early here, except by absentee ballot.

What if the McCain camp dumps a bombshell accusation against Barack 24 to 48 hours before the election, allowing the Obama campaign little or no time to recover? That will not work in Ohio or Florida because people have been voting early there, but Pennsylvania has no early voting.

SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T, SH*T,

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Obama paid for my luggage twenty years ago

i read this awhile back………….and he still seems to be that same man………….it is very sweet

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Rapture Spenard Palin (17:22:02) – GREAT LETTER! And the very cool part is that your local Editor has been reading Mudflats since SP donned her Emperor’s Clothes. Ahem…since she donned somebody’s Emperor’s Clothes.

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (19:22:15) :
Has anyone seen this Kos article?
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hhhhmmmmmmm interesting!!!! Well what do ya know about that.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Hello Everybody, from down here in nothing happening Mississippi.
I just got off the phone with the man running the local democratic party campaign in my county. Guess why I don’t see any Obama signs… he said that he couldn’t get any. No flyers, no signs. Nothing.
So, I am going out canvassing Sat. with nothing. This is going to be fun.
Any ideas?

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (19:25:36) :
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Breath in, Breath out, swooooooooo LOL Obama will be the next President of the United States of America.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Needing help here.

28 10 2008
mvngfwd

RF11- when is the rally at the BankAtlantic tomorrow? I got a text that said doors opened at 4:30pm. Is this the same event? I have been lucky to see Obama and Clinton a few times so I was going to leave a seat for others. But a night rally might be really fun. hmmmm

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Dianna,

Can you print stuff off the Obama website? You probably won’t need more than 40 copies, if you’re doing one canvassing shift.

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (19:25:36) :

I would go after PA too if I were McCain. Economy of scale, for a start, Alabama PA for seconds …..

Remember there are only about 165 hours to go until polls close in the East.

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Dianna (19:29:31) :

Contact the general campaign. They have people working until from 9 to 9. Maybe they can overnight some.

28 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (19:22:15) :
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Yeah, I saw that on HuffPo. It’s not really a “bombshell”, but then neither was the fact that Obama attended a going-away party for a U Chi professor in 2003. With any luck, this should serve to neutralize the McCain attempt to whip up yet another smear out of nothing.

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Eyes Wide Open,

Remember that Obama has many paths to victory, and they don’t all have to include Pennsylvania.

I don’t for a second think McCain will win PA, but even if he somehow pulls off a miracle, Obama should still have a big cushion.

28 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Fast Eddie Rendell is slick. Too slick. I got an email from him today for his get out the vote caravan. He isn’t coming to Butler, PA, so no big deal to me. I guess it is because the county party is in a shambles and the mayor took a pedophile to his inauguration. I kid you not.

I have been calling undecideds for Obama. I have a whole new category of voters: embarrassed Republicans. They say they are going to vote Republican but sound so apologetic. The team I am working with came from Holland, MI and say Butler is heaven in comparison. Holland must be really bad.

On the lawn signs, the campaign still hands them out but feels it isn’t worth the bother. As I drove into town today (23 miles) I noticed that all the McCain signs have come down and a few Obama signs have gone up. It is so strange here. I love the phone calls. I will be working every day until it’s over.

I’ve gotten at least 2 robo calls a day from the McCain campaign. Fugitaboutit…. Sometimes there is too much attention.

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Dianna (19:29:31) :

How about a simple policy fact sheet? You have plenty of time to put one together and it won’t cost much to copy.

28 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Now is the time for all good people to breathe! McCain will surely try something desperate at the last minute, but we have to remember that Obama is smarter than that.

Everyone with your heartwarming stories about how much your kids looooove
Obama, keep them coming!

As for the new non-story about Obama being at a going away party for his colleague, it doesn’t matter a whit to me. The guy is a distinguished professor who is pro-Palestinian because he’s Palestinian. I am Taiwainese Amerian who is pro-independence for Taiwan. My dad was blacklisted from returning to Taiwan for twenty plus years (would have been jailed or ‘accidentally’ killed if he’d returned). Because of America’s pro-China stance, some may say I’ve been hanging out with an extremist if nothing else. A lot of it depends on point of view.

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ Dianna

For printable Obama signs see the below link.

http://obamamedia.wordpress.com/2008/09/29/free-printable-obama-biden-signs/

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Hick Town in W PA (19:33:42) :

I have been calling undecideds for Obama. I have a whole new category of voters: embarrassed Republicans. They say they are going to vote Republican but sound so apologetic.
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I wish I could think of a magic thing for you to say at that point, where they’re saying, “I’m sorry for being such an ignorant suck.”

28 10 2008
Dianna

Deep Blue,

Can you print stuff off the Obama website? You probably won’t need more than 40 copies, if you’re doing one canvassing shift.

Yes, I can! Thank you so much. Going out with a friend so I can get that done for both of us.

28 10 2008
Dianna

prettybrowntee (19:32:38) :
Dianna (19:29:31) :

Contact the general campaign. They have people working until from 9 to 9. Maybe they can overnight some.

General Campaign? How do I do this? Newbie here.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (19:34:14) :
Dianna (19:29:31) :

How about a simple policy fact sheet? You have plenty of time to put one together and it won’t cost much to copy.

I am up for anything…. where do I get it? Again, newbie.

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Dianna – check out these links on Obama’s Website for help in your canvassing.

http://my.barackobama.com/modules/votercontact/login_signup.php

http://www.barackobama.com/downloads/

28 10 2008
WV Democrat

@ Dianna

Here’s the downloads to print at Obama’s website.

http://www.barackobama.com/downloads/

28 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Snicker. Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, I think you came up with your own answer. “I’m sorry, too, that you are such an ignorant suck.”

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Hick Town in W PA (19:33:42) “…the mayor took a pedophile to his inauguration. I kid you not.”

……………………………………………………………………….
I sure hope your mayor doesn’t “kid” around.

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

The Obama downloads link I just posted has links to all of these resources:

# Logos & Taglines

* People
* Obama Logo Suite
* Obama
* Obama-Biden
* “O” Logomark
* States
* Tagline Lockups

# Website & Chat

* Buddy Icons
* Site Badges
* Site Widgets

# For Your Computer

* Desktop Backgrounds

# Posters & Signs

* Posters
* Signs

# Support Tools

* Contribution Form
* Sign-in Sheets
* Supporter Cards

# Flyers and Documents

* Blueprint for Change
* Flyer Templates
* Issue Flyers

# Videos

28 10 2008
RouletteRog

Senator Obama had a rally today in my hometown, Harrisonburg, Va. He was the first Democratic Presidential candidate to visit since Douglas and the first candidate of a major party since Nixon was campaigning for the GOP nomination. Wish I could have been there… The arena was filled to the rafters, better than 8000 strong and there was overflow in another gymnasium and on a soccer field. If anyone’s interested, visit dnronline.com and read about the reaction in a traditional GOP stronghold.

Meanwhile, the polling in my new homestate of Arizona shows Obama pulling within a realistic striking distance of McCain. I’ve decided that if Obama pulls to within 3 points, then I’ll vote for him to bump McCain off. Otherwise I’m voting my crusty, conservative mind and writing in Ron Paul.

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

RouletteRog – say it isn’t so! Arizona needs you. Be a part of history here.

28 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (19:36:44) : I feel sorry for them so, Besides the team says be extra nice because they are probably subject to guilt. LOL

28 10 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Obama is within 2 points in an Arizona State University poll that just came out tonight:

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

>b>Fox’s Shepard Smith Forced To Offer Disclaimer After Joe The Plumber Interview
Okay, we are so sick of Joe the plumber, bigmouth, know-it-all…he’s now riding the hate train express…spouting lies…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/foxs-shepard-smith-forced_n_138674.html
“Anyway, five minutes with Joe The Plumber had Shepard Smith so frustrated that the Fox anchor felt compelled to issue a disclaimer, immediately following the segment, pushing back on any notion that Obama would mean the “death of Israel,” saying: “I just want to make this 100 percent perfectly clear — Barack Obama has said repeatedly and demonstrated repeatedly that Israel will always be a friend of the United States, no matter what happens once he becomes President of the United States. His words.” Smith later added, “The rest of it — man…some things — it just gets frightening sometimes. We’ll be right back.” I haven’t seen Shep this broken up about the state of the world since Katrina.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Going out Sat. with a blown out knee but I have been following Mudflats while my knee heals. Lying here wishing I had guidance down here but that is not the case. In my thinking, it seems sad that it wasn’t organized early on in Mississippi because that may have made a difference. I have not been politically active but rather use to canvass for environmental issues. Hard work with all the apathy so this should be reminiscent of those days.
Thank you for the help and I may be giving a call out later about this again.

28 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA

Well, I better log off. I just overheard a couple of my parrots talking to one another about my unexplained absence from their end of the house. Oddly, my family isn’t complaining though. /nite

28 10 2008
Pistol Tanker Palin aka New Mexican Citizen

You guys in Alaska are awesome!!! Woo hoo!

Here in New Mexico we’ve been working our little butzkies off to get out the vote. Every day there are literally dozens and dozens of people calling, canvassing, staffing the office, etc.

I volunteered to be an Early Vote Challenger at two different voting sites. The enthusiasm is so exciting. Even with the few Republicans who show up (a couple volunteered and self-identified), there is a knowing sense that history is being made.

As of this last Saturday 40% of all registered voters had voted in Santa Fe County.

We should ALL be proud!

28 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

@Eyes Wide :

Easy, easy.

What bombshell could they have? That he’s half-Black? That he plans to outlaw BOTH the Steelers and the Eagles? That he speaks in coherent English sentences?

They cannot have anything of even potential substance that has not already been beaten to death — if it were worthwhile, they would get it out sooner. This is an election, not a pool game where you try to look weak enough to sucker your opponent into a big bet.

If they try to go with some giant lie — well, the Obama campaign still has a pretty big war chest and a lot of operatives to mount a quick rebuttal. And they’ve already called him a Muslim and a terrorist and a baby-killer and a Communist, and he still has a 10%+ lead.

Be calm and resolute.

28 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (19:42:48) : Well, no one is exactly sure what she gets out of his predilection. It is a huge scandal. Naturally he was the choir director of the local Catholic church. It’s sort of like Ted Stevens. Some people just don’t care if it doesn’t effect them (or so they think). The inauguration was a hoot apparently. Fast Eddie was not pleased.

28 10 2008
Willie

Just got back from an Obama organizational meeting for the rally here on Thursday morning at 11:00 – Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota – doors open at 9:00 and no tickets are required so get there early. Even the advance event organizer was amazed by the number of volunteers that came – 400! So if anyone here is even close to Sarasota – please come and show your support for Obama! If we win Florida Obama will be the next President!

28 10 2008
Dianna

Bec Hussein in Illinois (19:41:11) :
Dianna – check out these links on Obama’s Website for help in your canvassing.

http://my.barackobama.com/modules/votercontact/login_signup.php

http://www.barackobama.com/downloads/

WV Democrat (19:41:25) :
@ Dianna

Here’s the downloads to print at Obama’s website.

http://www.barackobama.com/downloads/

Thank you! After I leave here, I am going to all the sites you have provided, but thought I’d ask if there is a site or if any of these sites provide what to say at the door?

28 10 2008
DeMo

Just had the best convo with a customer service rep in Oklahoma. When she made a mistake, she said, “Fiddle-dee-dee.” I thought to myself that I was speaking with a Palin clone and was eager to resolve the situation and hang up.

When I gave her my email, she repeated it and said, “I as in Igloo, E as in Eskimo.” I told her there were too many Palin references for my taste. She laughed, apologized and said she realized that just as she was saying it. And then she went on to tell me how very much she despises Palin, is working for Obama and even taking her vacation time to work the polls.

America, what a country!

Loving the kid stories. What a great end to a very long (personal) day.

28 10 2008
suchanut

Ted Steven’s Update!

About an hour ago, I got a Robo call from Stevens daughter Lily. She was on Conservative radio talking about how her dad was done dirty in his trial. Anyway, the robocall was to invite me to a rally welcoming her father home to Alaska!

Then, I got a second call seeking to confirm my attendance!

I’m registered undeclared, so they all call me.

Question mudflatters: Can the robocaller tell if you hang up in the first 15 seconds?

28 10 2008
Susan in PA (Goalie Sanka Hussein)

@Hicktown,

The only robocalls I’ve gotten have been from – Ed Rendell!! A few urging me to vote for Obama, and one about today’s rally in Chester.

I did get a survey call today asking me why I’d changed my registration from Republican to Democrat – I had fun answering that one. I was never really a Republican – I’d registered that way long ago when I first moved here at the advice of my hubby. My area was so heavily Republican back then that hubby said I was disenfranchising myself if I registered Democrat since all the action was in the primaries – the Republican candidate always won back then. But no more – I love seeing all the Obama signs around here now!

@ Lock Pepper,
I’ve noticed Rendell’s dark tan – I was wondering myself where he got it!

@Deep Blue,
I think we’re living reverse lives – I grew up in NoVa, went to college in Lancaster (go FumDips!) and have been living in the Philadelphia area pretty much since then. So glad you’re still a Phillies fan!

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Dianna (19:38:58) :

Ok here is the number that I have 18003652027.

and you can go to http://www.BarackObama.com as well for more information. Sign up as a volunteer. It gives a lot of information.

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Here’s a good article, I hear cracks and it’s not the 18,000, in the glass ceiling…
Ooooooh, Barracuda!
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/10/ooooooh-barracu.html
“And some Republicans are starting to now say they should have seen this coming, since Palin has a reputation for making friends who can help her and then screwing them over.

The list is long:

* Former Wasilla Mayor John Stein says he mentored Palin during her 1994 run for City Council. Then she decided to challenge him and run for Mayor. “Things got very ugly,’ Naomi Tigner, a friend of the Steins, told Salon.com. “Sarah became very mean-spirited.” Palin allies suggested she would he “Wasilla’s first Christian mayor,” even though Stein is Protestant. Palin allies also whispered that Stein and his wife – who hadn’t taken his name – were not legally wed. “We actually had to produce our marriage certificate,’ Stein said. His wife died in 2005 without ever reconciling with Palin. “I had a hand in creating Sarah, but in the end she blew me out of the water,” Stein told Salon. “Sarah’s on a mission, she’s an opportunist.”

* Former City Councilman Nick Carney also helped mentor Palin in her first city council run. They later had a falling out when Palin accused him of corruptly advocating that the city use his trash hauling business. “The episode might serve as a compelling, if small-bore, example of Palin’s reformer instincts,” the New Republic reported. :Except that, according to those who were present, Carney wasn’t quite the crooked trash magnate Palin makes him out to be. For one thing, Carney couldn’t have proposed the ordinance because he’d recused himself from the matter. The council, in fact, had asked him to appear as a kind of expert witness on the relevant rules and regulations.” Carney endorsed Stein in the 1996 mayoral race against Palin, and news reports say she subsequently as mayor refused to call on him. Carney told Salon that Palin – without council authorization — spent more than $50,000 in city funds to redecorate her office. “I braced her about it,” he said. “I told her it was against the law to make such a large expenditure without the council taking a vote. She said, ‘I’m the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can’t.”

* State Senate President Lyda Green from Wasilla, is a fellow conservative and was an ally of Palin’s throughout the 1990s. “If you had looked at our résumés, as far as being pro-life, pro-N.R.A., pro-family, pro-parental control, saving taxpayer dollars, keeping government out of our lives, we would have been identical,” Green told the New Yorker. “She traces the chill in their relationship to her decision not to endorse Palin in her 2006 gubernatorial primary. (She stayed neutral.)…

“The animosity became public last January, when Palin turned up on an Anchorage shock-jock radio program, ‘The Bob and Mark Show.’ Bob Lester said that he knew Palin believed Green was ‘a bitch’ and ‘a cancer.’ Palin laughed at the comments. ‘Sarah can be heard in the background tittering, hee-heeing,’ Green said, ‘never saying, ‘That’s not appropriate, let’s not talk like that, let’s change the subject,’ or anything.’ Green was devastated. ‘I worked through it,’ she said. ‘The difficult thing about it was when my children read about it online. They were dumbfounded, because they had known Sarah. I had breast cancer in ’97 and had a radical mastectomy. Sarah certainly knew I had breast cancer, because she sent me flowers when I was ill.’”

* Former Gov. Frank Murkowski made Palin the chair of a state commission overseeing oil and gas drilling. Four years later she challenged him – and beat him – for governor.

* Prominent Alaska conservative talk radio host Dan Fagan was a longtime friend. But he found himself on the outs after he criticized her for raising taxes on oil companies. “He found himself branded a ‘hater,’” the New York Times reported. “It is part of a pattern, Mr. Fagan said, in which Ms. Palin characterizes critics as ‘bad people who are anti-Alaska.’”

**

Now, I don’t know what happened with all of these former allies. Certainly Murkowski was much-criticized. And certainly Palin views all these publications as left-leaning and hostile to her views.

But that said, all I can tell you is that some McCain allies are now quite suspect of Palin and worried that Sen. McCain is going to become just the latest Palin ally whom she uses – and then discards — in her rapid ascendance to power.”

— jpt

28 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

I’m catching up of WAPO’s political discussions. There was one today with Tom Baxter, editor of Southern Political Report. He says SC may tip. It’s under the radar because the is so little polling done. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? WOW Things are really tightening in MS. So McCain is up here in PA insighting insurrection and losing the South. Major big smile!

28 10 2008
Dianna

prettybrowntee (19:56:48) :
Dianna (19:38:58) :

Ok here is the number that I have 18003652027.

and you can go to http://www.BarackObama.com as well for more information. Sign up as a volunteer. It gives a lot of information.

Hugs! And hugs to all of you!!!

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Dianna (19:29:31) :

Will this help? I have 20 or 30 Obama / Biden 08 Rally signs (like the ones for windows).that I purchased myself from the Obama website. They are two sided and a heavy-ish cardboard. The sad part for me was that I got sick this week and so couldn’t get them out & delivered in Juneau and I was just going to try to make up for lost time in the last few days. But since our Juneau Obama office finally got some signs if their own, it sounds like your need is greater.

Can I express mail or Fed Ex them to you in Mississippi? If I get them out tomorrow, they should make it. Let me know right away so I can plan to bundle up tomorrow and get them out to a delivery service.

28 10 2008
suchanut

The Ted Stevens welcome rally is tomorrow at 5:30 PM at the Penair Hangar on Boeing Ave off Pt. Woronzof Road.

His website says “Let’s welcome home a man who has done so much for our state – and encourage him to keep fighting.”

sucking noise followed by sound of a vacuum seal breaking….

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Dianna (19:29:31) :

Should have mentioned this – the Obama store has been backlogged and unless you contact them directly by phone (I can get you a phone number that will go through if the main one listed does not) and be assured by them that they can mail them to you right away, getting these from Juneau might be a safer bet. Let me know!

28 10 2008
braveny

@Dianna
If you are good in word you can make some stickers too with the logo to give to folks. The download site for Obama is full of stuff. you can also get word templates .. google for Obama word templates

28 10 2008
NanookYK

Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh, PA (19:25:36) :
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take a deep breath and watch this video, and believe that America can do it, the rest of us are counting on it

http://www.americablog.com/2008/10/yes-we-can.html#disqus_thread

28 10 2008
akmuckraker

ARGH!!!!
Sorry everyone. I posted the wrong version of this post, and therefore you got almost none of the story, and teeny pictures….

I have corrected my mistake. Hope you will refer back and enjoy it more the second time!

Apologies to the Homer crowd!

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Hick Town in W PA (19:48:23) :
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (19:36:44) : I feel sorry for them so, Besides the team says be extra nice because they are probably subject to guilt. LOL
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Hick I know you have to be nice – that’s why I couldn’t think of anything to say.😀

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

This Just In!

As reported earlier, Governor Sarah Palin will star in the upcoming film X-Men 4 replacing Anna Paquin as the character Rogue. However, Sarah Palin’s character Rogue will no longer reunite with love interest Iceman played by Senator John McCain. In a bold, rogue move Palin has asked for a rewrite of the script. Her new love interest in the movie will be a business associate of her husband Todd Palin.

28 10 2008
suchanut

Bless you Martha!

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

SMR (19:23:38) :

can you ask AKM………….I would love to see the pictures……..i have a 5 year old g-daughter

28 10 2008
suchanut

Thanks AKM!! The photos are awesome! WTG Judi!!! Woooohoooo!!!! Homer rulez!

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Eyes Wide Open …thankfully we can count on folks like yourself to defuse the bomb like at the end of a 007 movie.

28 10 2008
MomsHugs (aka Eve)

So many lies to unravel, so little time… even less patience now.

Thanks to the mudpuppy that posted a link to this WashPost article…
Palin’s Love Boats
By Richard Cohen | WashingtonPost | Oct. 28, 2008

That article led me to this New Yorker article (McCain caved).
The Insiders: How John McCain came to pick Sarah Palin.
by Jane Mayer | The New Yorker | Oct. 27, 2008
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/27/081027fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=1

28 10 2008
Edie

Deep Blue in VA (18:38:39) :
Edie:

I’m in Alexandria – pretty far from Roanoke, both geographically and I suspect also politically. Do you see much Obama support there?
==================================
Stepped away for awhile…..I do see quite a bit of Obama support but Roanoke in a conservative area. Palin rally yesterday in Salem (a suburb of Roanoke) drew 16K people

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Martha…You are a angel🙂 I hope your feeling better now!

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Willie I just read a great article about Florida, early voting, and the huge percentages already surpassing total vote from 2004. The extension of the hours by the Repub Gov. really helps Obama -and it is admirable that he did this.

Go FLORIDA!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/28/obama-camp-giddy-over-ear_n_138656.html

28 10 2008
Edie

Deep Blue in VA

Oh, my sis lives in Centreville but, used to live in Alexandria a decade or so ago

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

2Dianna (19:30:34) :

Needing help here.
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what ever you do…..be safe………..I have family in arkansas……..that would not be fun…………..can you call the Obamba hot line

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Hick Town in W PA (19:59:44) :
I’m catching up of WAPO’s political discussions. There was one today with Tom Baxter, editor of Southern Political Report. He says SC may tip. It’s under the radar because the is so little polling done. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? WOW Things are really tightening in MS. So McCain is up here in PA insighting insurrection and losing the South. Major big smile!
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I believe I can see you grinning there, Hick. MS has been very interesting since at least the first debate (McCain won no friends by threatening not to show up, – “insulting Southern hospitality” they called it) ……

I guess we’ve all been too busy worrying about NC ….. eh?

And I’ve wanted GA all along …….

Do ya reckon we might hear “Southern Democrats” again?

28 10 2008
Ennealogic

I’m wondering if anyone in other states has something like this on their ballot. This image is also up on my blog post for today.

In case that picture link doesn’t work, it shows a portion of the ballot here with three symbols, one for each political party. The Republican symbol is an eagle, the Mountain party symbol is a mountain, and the Democratic symbol is .. a chicken. Weird, or not?

28 10 2008
Pacificnwgal

It is really nice to seeing people come together for Obama in Alaska, AKM. Thanks for sharing this with us. It gives people hope and inspiration. I am sure that Obama will learn of this, if her doesn’t already know. I am surprised at some of the things he says sometimes… things you wouldn’t think he is noticing. He either hears it himself, or he has a really good campaign staff.

28 10 2008
Edie

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (18:41:12) :
Edie (18:37:11) :

Edie, have you heard the Obama ad from Ralph Stanley?

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Aussie …yes I have….(radio) Hopefully it will help with the rural SW VA vote for Obama

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Thanks AKM – the bigger pics of Homer are great. I’m afraid our Mudstock Chicago this Sunday might not have that many people – since it is just Mudflats folks — but the Obama rally election night in Chicago will make up for our little crew.

Shikago – did you get your tickets for Tuesday? I got an email today to reserve them – hope you did. They are required. I’m still planning to stay home with my computer, TV and Mudflats!

28 10 2008
Edie

Aussie….are you in VA too?

28 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Love the pics, but the woman in the sundress has guts. I got cold just looking at her.

Chief Hussein Shikago! Good to see you. How was your meeting?

28 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Am cracking up here — sure seems they should have thought about absentee earlier.

“”Sarah Palin will return to her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska to vote on Election Day, a campaign adviser tells CNN.

Palin plans to leave the campaign trail next Monday night to fly to Anchorage, and will then drive to Wasilla to cast her vote before returning to the lower 48 to spend election night with John McCain in Phoenix.

“Home is where Gov. Palin launched her career in public service and it’s fitting that she return to Alaska to vote,” the adviser said. “She’s looking forward to traveling to Wasilla to cast her ballot.”

As of ten days ago, Palin was unsure where she would be on November 4.

“We don’t know what the plan will be yet on there,” she told reporters on her campaign plane earlier this month. “If I’m not there physically we will be applying for that absentee ballot and we’ll do the early voting there. Yeah. And we’ll do it fairly.” “”

28 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (19:31:51) :

Remember there are only about 165 hours to go until polls close in the East.
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That’s good.

Less than 164 now…..

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Oh Bec,.. Checking now, just got home…

28 10 2008
Edie

Big Al from Las Vegas (18:42:30) :
Edie,

Thanks for sharing the video of Charles from Boulder, CO. Charles. Very touching. My eyes got all misty, but I told my oldest son it was just allergies.
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You’re welcome……..(smile)

28 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

😦 I went to spam bin

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

Goalie Sanka in NM,

Don’t know enough about NM Gov Bill Richardson to endorse him for Secretary of State. But, I will say this …

To enhance his appeal to everyday Latinos, Bill Richardson should claim to be a relative of former L.A. Dodgers pitcher and Mexican-American icon Fernando Valenzuela.

28 10 2008
strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.)

@Ennealogic (20:17:11) : … The Republican symbol is an eagle, the Mountain party symbol is a mountain, and the Democratic symbol is .. a chicken. Weird, or not?
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Weird. Definitely Weird.

28 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

SP & “family” are flying back to AK Monday nite to vote in Wasilla Tues. morning and then fly down to AZ for election events in Phoenix

good grief — scarecrow from Wiz of Oz –“If I only had a brain” keeps playing my head every time I see her face

“We don’t know what the plan will be yet on there,” she told reporters on her campaign plane earlier this month. “If I’m not there physically we will be applying for that absentee ballot and we’ll do the early voting there. Yeah. And we’ll do it fairly.”

28 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

This Just In!

As reported earlier, Governor Sarah Palin will star in the upcoming movie X-Men 4 replacing Anna Paquin as the character Rogue. However, Sarah Palin’s character Rogue will no longer reunite with love interest Iceman played by Senator John McCain. In a bold, rogue move Palin has asked for a rewrite of the script. Her new love interest in the film will be a business associate of her husband Todd Palin.

28 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

Ennealogic, WTF? Did they choose the chicken? The party, I mean. If so, they need to re-think that decision.

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Bec did your request just go right through or is it a waitlist?

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Hick Town in W PA (19:33:42
I give you credit………….i could never do cold calls………..here in oregon………..we have had plenty of obama real calls……no robocalls

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Edie (20:19:51) :

Aussie….are you in VA too?
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Edie, no, I’m in Australia but I have a friend near Roanoke and she’s a big Ralph Stanley fan. There are lots of folk from VA here, and I hope none of them miss it.

28 10 2008
bPoint

Here is a great video of a gentleman who just met Obama

Enjoy it!

28 10 2008
ira2

SMR (19:23:38) :

[…] It was one of those gorgeous multi-colored ones from cafepress that is offered in many languages (including german, ira!) […]

I am looking forward to the mudflats t-shirts that are coming, and hope they come in small sizes so that we can all have matching mudflats shirts! […]

ARGH!!! Thanks, SMR – now I can gripe some more about fate. ‘Tis firewood season now, so whatever money I can pinch off the bill budget goes into wood wood wood wood wood. Once again, I get to not-show my affiliation and support :o( It sucks.

On the bright side – poor or not, visible or not, I can actually do my part as a socialist this winter!! Crunched some numbers and figured out that I will NOT apply for energy assistance this year, meaning ‘my’ ca. $700 will be available to someone who needs it more. I’m darn tootin’ proud of that. Also. Even if it means no mudflats t-shirt and no Obama t-shirt. YES WE CAN!!!

Ok, first I’ll go WAHHHHH for a while. Then I get to the proud part.

Oh, and you could put the pictures on your wordpress blog (if you have one) or flickr page (if you have one) and then link the page here?

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Just got a look at the new AKM pics😀 I’m totally in love with the log cabin buildings there! What a great bunch of people!🙂 I want to move there ASAP except for Grifter Bible spice😦
Maybe when she is impeached😀

28 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

New Obama Ad In South Stars Bluegrass Legend Saying Obama Is “A Good Man”

http://tpmelectioncentral.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/10/new_obama_ad_in_south_stars_bl.php

8)

28 10 2008
prettybrowntee

Bec Hussein in Illinois (20:15:04) :

Thanks for the post. It just shows that Obama is running a well oil machine. Wow. They are on top of this election. He is going to make a great President.

28 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Hick Town in W PA (19:33:42) :

I have been calling undecideds for Obama. I have a whole new category of voters: embarrassed Republicans. They say they are going to vote Republican but sound so apologetic.

______________

No need to sound apologetic to me, but perhaps an apology directed to your fellow countrymen if your vote should contribute to a disastrous McCain and Palin victory.

28 10 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (20:30:00) :
How did you do the smiley with the shades?😉

28 10 2008
Hick Town in W PA

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (20:16:51) : Do ya reckon we might hear “Southern Democrats” again?
****
According to Baxter the answer is yes. The demographics in Dixie are changing. He thinks VA, NC, GA, FL will go blue for sure. I’m sure there are lots of southerners enjoying the hell out of racist PA, scene of Gettysburg.

Apparently Lamar Alexander is the only southern Reb Senator easily winning his seat. This will give him a lot of muscle. Strange.

28 10 2008
Krystal

Hey, can someone tell me what Obbie was getting at with his joemamma comment being a slander against hispanics? I love him, but he completely lost me on that one. Any helpful hints?

28 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Ira2 –
Last night on other post I listed a couple books you may like “regarding history”

Did you see it? Wasn’t sure if you were off to bed about that time

28 10 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

B)

28 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

strangelet (Speck Backfire Hussein P.) (19:52:04) :

@Eyes Wide :

Easy, easy.

What bombshell could they have? That he’s half-Black?
__________________

Maybe that he’s half-white

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@asianHusseingrrl”thatone”MN (19:35:45) :

Now is the time for all good people to breathe
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awww……………thats sad……….I tell my g-daughter we all like a box of crayons……………diffrent shapes………..diffrent colors

28 10 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

I did not know about the emocrat symbol, but found this on the web:

“The Democratic Rooster originated in Greenfield during the presidential campaign of 1840. Joseph Chapman, local orator and operator of the tavern which later became the Gooding Tavern, was the Democratic candidate for Representative. He was exhorted by his friends to “crow, Chapman, crow” and the Rooster became a symbol of the party.”

28 10 2008
MomsHugs (aka Eve)

Yo! What happened to my post? I wanted to thank whoever posted a link on this thread to Cohen’s WashPost article which led me to read a New Yorker article. Good articles – so here goes again! If this doesn’t make it, I give up!

“Palin’s Love Boats” by Richard Cohen | WashPost
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/27/AR2008102702438_pf.html

“The Insiders” by Jane Mayer | The New Yorker
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/27/081027fa_fact_mayer?currentPage=1

28 10 2008
Dianna

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (20:01:21) :
Dianna (19:29:31) :

Will this help? I have 20 or 30 Obama / Biden 08 Rally signs (like the ones for windows).that I purchased myself from the Obama website. They are two sided and a heavy-ish cardboard. The sad part for me was that I got sick this week and so couldn’t get them out & delivered in Juneau and I was just going to try to make up for lost time in the last few days. But since our Juneau Obama office finally got some signs if their own, it sounds like your need is greater.

Can I express mail or Fed Ex them to you in Mississippi? If I get them out tomorrow, they should make it. Let me know right away so I can plan to bundle up tomorrow and get them out to a delivery service.

Martha,
Just popped on here and caught your message. That would be wonderful!
I will pick up the cost, gladly.

28 10 2008
prettybrown

New thread guys

28 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

NEW THREAD ALERT

28 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

[img]http://bestsmileys.com/days_of_the_month/4.gif[/img]

onw week to go

28 10 2008
asianHusseingrrl"thatone"MN

As for Senator Ted’s welcome home party, I would love it if AKM covered it incognito again. That would be a hoot.

28 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein Queen Grifter Failin

Hey mudpups..

I’ve been quiet.. Got a damn cold/sore throat.. Wonder who was at the Leesburg VA rally that did this to me.. hmmph..!

Anyway,, here’s my take on things tonight.

I’ve been looking at McAngry videos tonight, and see a distinct contrast to them when I see the calm, polite demeanor of Obama.

Here’s the weird part. I ruptured my achilles tendon back in June and today was my last med visit and he said i have healed well.. I asked him if he’d been hammered in the stock market and he said he just didn’t look at his losses..

I said at least you’ll be happy when Obama takes over and fixes this mess and he instantly went off into how he was totally in McGrumpy’s corner. He clearly had koolaid on his lips. He even used the Failin is so much more qualified than Obama. Every talking point memorized. Yet, when he asked me why I liked Obama, he didn’t care to hear my answers.

As one of the top orthopedic surgeons in northern VA, he’s very busy and said he would love to discuss this more, but he had a waiting room full of patients. So, it ended there without much more dialog.

My question I ask myself repeatedly, is how intelligent people like a surgeon can’t see what we see. I understand how ignorant racist idiots can justify mcgrumpy, but a doctor? Maybe he makes over $250k and he’s mad he has to pay more in taxes?

But he’s the curious part of the mcgrumpy allure. Middle aged, over middle income, well educated. Yet, he thinks Barbie is better than Obama.!!

It just makes no sense to me.

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Pistol Tanker Palin aka New Mexican Citizen (19:51:56) :

You guys in Alaska are awesome!!! Woo hoo!

Here in New Mexico we’ve been working
—————————————you should be proud………..maybe we will get our america back………thank you in new mexico

28 10 2008
Ennealogic

@Bella

Thanks for the feedback. I sent the image to the WV Democratic party folks to see if they had any comment. I’ll report back if they do.

28 10 2008
ira2

Enjay in Eastern MT (20:33:44) :

Ira2 –
Last night on other post I listed a couple books you may like “regarding history”

Did you see it? Wasn’t sure if you were off to bed about that time

Yes!! Saw it, took note of the authors/titles and put them on my wish list :o) Forgot to post a Thank You though, so – thank you!

28 10 2008
Dianna

mhrt oregon”steve” (20:15:35) :
2Dianna (19:30:34) :

Needing help here.
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what ever you do…..be safe………..I have family in arkansas……..that would not be fun…………..can you call the Obamba hot line

mhrt oregon”steve”,

I am in the process of going through everything now to get as much info as I can. I think the help on here is awesome. I will check the hot line, and thank you.

I must admit that I am going out with some trepidation. However, I learned a long time ago, you must stand up for what is right. Even if you voice quivers and you shake in your shoes, carry on. Change does not occur by waiting for someone else to take the lead.

28 10 2008
Ennealogic

@Bella

Thanks for the feedback. I sent the image to the WV Democratic party folks to see if they had any comment. I’ll report back if they do.

28 10 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Craig Ferguson is doing a big bit about Alaska right now.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Martha,

Will look for at new thread.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Martha,

Typed to fast. Please insert “you” in that sentence.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Martha,

Crap. Now I need an o attached to the to.

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Bec did get a ticket or go on a waitlist?

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

ok………….here’s why i love mudflats……………..you ask a question and you get 30 replys………ever one is willing to help…………….no one asks questions…………they are just on it…………well i love mudflats for lots of reasons………….

prettybrowntee (19:56:48) :

Dianna (19:38:58) :

Ok here is the number that I have 18003652027.

and you can go to http://www.BarackObama.com as well for more information. Sign up as a volunteer. It gives a lot of information.

28 10 2008
SMR

@mhrt steve — If you go to the Forum I started a General Chat question about Flickr called Flickr Help? — Anyway, in there a kind person told me how to put my photo in, so the photo of my daughter and her friend at the rally is there. I love it! So exciting learning how to do new things!

28 10 2008
whichferret

So I am waiting to find out if I have a “troll” or if I am going to be able to convert someone at my blog

wish me luck

28 10 2008
SMR

@Chief Shikago —

I had lemon meringue pie for breakfast today!!!!!!! Breakfast of champions!

I also left you a message on the McCain asks Stevens… thread at 15:04:22.

28 10 2008
whichferret

Oh and I am canvassing in MO on Saturday

really pumped about that

28 10 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

Scared … Really Scared

I have been watching the polling (as all of us here probably have) and I have been telling friends that in order for me to have a level of comfort, Barack needs to have a 10-15 point “lead” … depending upon the state.

Now I know this sounds crazy but with say, a five point lead and seven points of undecided, Barack and Joe could very well lose!

There is a bit of discussion about how the “undecideds” will “break. First, I really do not feel there are many African American voters out there who are “undecided”. Just take the quality of the candidate, past voting patterns and the historic nature of this election and there is little chance for “fence-sitters”. And yes, I do believe there will be an unprecedented turnout of African Americans, both early and on the 4th.

Now of those who report themselves as “undecided”, I truly feel that they are McCain supporters who are simply having a bit of a struggle with his and Palin’s antics or someone who simply cannot bring themselves to say that they are going to vote for “That One!”. And in the end they will vote McCain overwhelmingly … in my opinion.

So an apparent 5-6 points “up” can very quickly become 1-2 points “down” for Barack.

Any of you Mudflaters thinking this way or am I just being WAY TOO paranoid?

Yes, I know this is contrary to the view of some of the pollsters. But I would like to get some feedback from this most “aware” group.

Help me feel better, if you can. 🙂

p.s. Although I am in SC, I shipped off my absentee ballot to FL today. One more for Obams/Biden!!

28 10 2008
whichferret

new thread, just fyi

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

asianHusseingrrl the meeting went well, tired and sad now. Bec mentioned an e-mail from Barack regarding the 11/4 rally here that I was planning on going to, and when I filled out my form, I received an auto-response telling me I was on a waitlist for a ticket. I don’t understand, our Grant Park can hold 2 million people? I will be going anyway but will not be admitted in, I will be close.

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

SMR… WOW lemon meringue thats great! OK I go check the q…

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Dianna! I’m here – sorry that took so long, my husband was making dinner! I have 20 signs, and they say “Obama 08″. Very cool signs.

Email me a my alternate account: mtoonster at hotmail.com and I’ll get your address. Express mail would be best – I found a mailer just now and I can do a Clik N Ship Label tonight and get it out first thing AM. Our Fed Ex is slower, and has earlier cutoffs. I will post back here if I don’t find you at hotmail.

28 10 2008
Dianna

mhrt oregon”steve” (21:01:12) :
ok………….here’s why i love mudflats……………..you ask a question and you get 30 replys………ever one is willing to help…………….no one asks questions…………they are just on it…………well i love mudflats for lots of reasons………….

prettybrowntee (19:56:48) :

Dianna (19:38:58) :

mhrt oregon”steve”,

I agree with you 100%. If the country was run like this, what a beautiful world that would be.

I was on the other thread while opening up other windows (on task now) but the help here has been excellent.

Ok here is the number that I have 18003652027.

and you can go to http://www.BarackObama.com as well for more information. Sign up as a volunteer. It gives a lot of information.

28 10 2008
Dianna

Going back to work now. Hot chocolate and the printer is all I need tonight!

28 10 2008
Deuce2 AL

Now I have a confession. Even Brett doesn’t know this. I hope it doesn’t lessen the professional work we’re trying to accomplish in chronicling this historic election on the ground, but if it does, I’ll live with it. There is something stirring in America.

Back at the rally, after the march had left MLK Gardens, I’d gone back for the car while Brett took photos, and I spotted a very old black man in a sharp Sunday suit walking slowly at the very back of the huge march. He hadn’t yet arrived at the voting center, and I decided to find him when I got back.

I wanted to go talk to him, to ask him what this moment meant to him. He was a guy who you take one glance at, and know, that guy’s seen it all. I wanted a quote. I had my journalist hat on. I thought, this will be great.

So when I got back to the voting location with the car, I went to find him in the line. Eventually I spotted him, and was ready to walk up the few feet between us and introduce myself when I stopped in my tracks.

A young black boy, no more than eight years old, walked up to this man, who was at least eighty. The boy offered the man a sticker, probably an “I Voted” sticker, but I couldn’t see. The man took the sticker and paused. Silently, he looked down at the boy, who was looking back up at the man. The man put his hand gently on the boy’s head, and I saw his eyes glisten.

I didn’t ask the man for a quote. I didn’t need to. I walked over by myself, behind the community center, and I sat down on a bench next to the track, and wept.
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I did not write this. It is a statement from a reporter at five thirty
eight.com. I posted it because I was so touched by it. I hope you too
are as touched as I.

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Dianna

Are you here or there or anywhere? My stuff is ready to mail!

28 10 2008
SMR

@Deuce2 —

Thanks for the great story. Have you seen this?

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/28/13364/503/1011/644778

It’s kind of the same feeling. Photo 5 is heart-wrenching in a great way.

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

SMR thank you for giving me the heads up on that, I had already left for the chat session or the meeting I left the house for. That is so wonderful. Children are the most amazing thing ever! I never looked back with regrets, my son and I spent every minute together. His mother became totally disabled (after we lost his little sister at birth), when he was just 2, from thereafter it was he and I. We had the most amazingly great time. We were always playing together, something I cherished. SMR, thank you for topping off my day.

28 10 2008
SMR

@SC Torpedo —

Focusing on the positives!!!!!!!!!!!! Staying away from the gloom & doom sites & the dark places where the righties like to hang out. Have you been going into the bad neighborhoods? If you have, don’t go back there again! Keep the faith & go to this link:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/28/13364/503/1011/644778

28 10 2008
Lita

Wicked!! Your last para really moved me. I want you to know that the rest of the world thanks you for energy and sign writing skills on behalf of Obama.

28 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Good night everyone. Till then muddies. Thanks AKM. Night Brian, night Benda… Great job Homer!

28 10 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

WV Democrat (18:50:46) :
Well it’s officially winter in WV. It’s snowing…

Sorry, WV, but we here in sunny California beat you by a week and a half. Got about 6 inches of snow, but it’s back in the 70’s and all gone in town. But I could have cross country skiied for a couple of days if I hadn’t been too lazy to pull out the skis. Back to kayaking for now

28 10 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

Thanks SMR (21:37:48) :

I watched that and was inspired further as well. Even got a bit of a “chill” watching it! 🙂

Yes, I sometimes visit the dark places so as to keep an eye on the “competition”. But my concerns are not so much from them … Hey, their antics could in fact make one more CONFIDENT!

My concern is based on what I think drives/motivates people on the edge. What motivates people to “act” when they might have otherwise been complacent. Sometimes it is a good thing. Sometimes bad. Most people, I think will vote based on the candidates’ positions. Some for other reasons. It is the ones who would not have otherwise bothered to vote who I am worried about. The ones who will be “motivated” by the ugly/bitter commentary this country has witnessed recently.

And though I am most proud of what is happening in the “South” these days, I can remember when it was “different. And to the surprise of many, the greatest ugliness is NOT coming from states like SC (which will be RED anyway) but from “unexpected locations”.

So, I will continue to keep a close eye on the “numbers” and try to keep my spirits high. 🙂

28 10 2008
SMR

G’nite Chief. You’re welcome & really really really thanks for sharing. I (and I’m sure others here) feel really grateful that you thought us worthy of sharing. Isn’t everyone here the greatest (thank God snoskred & others keep the trolls away)? I hope that someday we will all be able to have a muddie reunion or something. At the very least I hope that we will all continue to meet here for a very very long time. Maybe not 24/7 like we are now as we await the end of this election campaign nightmare, but sometimes…

Take care. Peace.

28 10 2008
Catwoman

Re Homer: is the Salty Dog Saloon still there?

28 10 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

I know it’s WAY late to post here since there is a new thread, but I forgot to say earlier that the pics of Homer – well – I tried moving to Homer once, so they made me both very proud and very homesick for the town I almost called home once!

Way to go Homer – you are the coolest, and picture number 5 makes all of you look so organized and coordinated with your signs and bright colors that it brings tears to my eyes. I LOVE HOMER and all of you ROCK.

28 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@ocliberal (17:39:50) :

…Can someone tell me if Alaska is anything like Northern Exposure?

Well, sort of yes and sort of no. We have our share of eccentrics, small town radio stations (my town has 3, yes 3(!) public radio stations), etc. But, the geography on the show was all off, and other stuff also. But, it’s been so long since I saw an episode, I can’t tell you off the top of my head.

28 10 2008
SMR

@Catwoman — yes, home of the Salty Dawg Saloon… Quite an interesting place!

@SC Torpedo — I’ve decided that I don’t want to know what they’re doing or thinking, limited gray matter, don’t want that stuff taking up space that could be better used for other things! I’m the little blue boat in the red sea of my military Alaskan neighborhood (we are not military, but most around us are), and after going door-to-door for Obama here I got really discouraged until I just decided not to think about the icky rude people or the mean people who I had the misfortune to talk to. I think the last time I went out I knocked on about 40 doors, got about 25 answers, and 2 of them were voting Obama. Some M/P voters were nice, some were awful. They didn’t pull my hair or punch me in the nose, but I did have my toddler with me, maybe that was all that was stopping a couple of them. God, they were so effing rude. Until the Palin pick my husband was one of them! Bottom line is this: they don’t know me & I don’t know them, and I really really don’t want to look into the dark places where they justify voting for that ticket of hate. It’s easier if I just acknowledge the fact that it’s out there, it exists, and I’m going to do all that I can to get Obama/Biden elected and they can just sit their sorry unhappy butts in front of Fox news and keep being pea-brained & misguided. I know some really wonderful people who are voting for them who are single-issue voters — abortion — and I’ve got to put that aside for the sake of the friendship. And I can respect that they feel strongly about that. I do know (and am related to) others who feel strongly about abortion and are also just plain stupid about everything else — those ones I CAN’T live with. Basically, we’ve just got to keep on keeping on. And staying positive.

Peace & hope everyone. Must go to bed!

28 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@ smr
yaaa you did it ………….they are so cute………….my g- daughters best friend is from india……….and her other one is adopted from columbia…………my red neck family members are going to have a hard time adjusting…………i just hope it is peaceful…………thankk you fork trying ……….I saw that purple poodle and i don’t think i could have folowed those directions…………

29 10 2008
Angela

These are some thoughts that any person with critical thinking skills has considered. What about you? IT always say that for those that think a minority candidate does not have to be significantly better than white candidates to get any position, this presidential race is a perfect example of it.
What if things were switched around? Think about it…

Would the country’s collective point of view be different?

Ponder the following:

What if the Obama had paraded five children across the stage, including
a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?
We all know how the world would’ve reacted to THAT ONE!!

What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating
class?
That’s what most people wanted to see.

What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?

What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe
disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while
he was still married?
The media would’ve had a field day with that one, too.

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 McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?
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?!!!!!!!!
Are you SERIOUS?!!

What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many
occasions, a serious anger management problem?

What if Michelle Obama’s family had made their money from beer
distribution?

What if the Obama had adopted a white child?
HMMM!!!

You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality,
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
positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in
another when there is a color difference.

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in
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.)

vs.

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 offTWO HIGHEST OFFICES in the land as well as our standing in the world.

You make the call, McCain says he has been tested, In the military their is no test involved you are trained to follow orders no mater what the cost to life and limb. You do as your told or you find yourself busting rocks for 20 at Fort Leavenworth, KS.

29 10 2008
HopeMoBlue

Great pictures!! However, not trying to sound like an old grandma, but where is that woman’s coat? She had to been freezing in that sleeveless dress.

29 10 2008
grewingk

@HopeMoBlue

The gal in the evening gown (it’s black velvet and beautiful!) did fine during the shoot, then ran into the office and put a sweatshirt or something on as soon as we were done. It was a chilly morning, in the 20’s.

That’s me in photo #5, kneeling in the front row, holding the maroon Barack the Boat t-shirt : )

29 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Is Sarah going to Wasilla because Juneau won’t let her back in?

29 10 2008
Northern Exposure

Thanks for all the dots from everywhere, everyone. I’m so honored!!

29 10 2008
Kelly in CA

It is so GREAT to see you guys out there with all that enthusiasm. It brings tears to my eyes. OBAMA must win this election! Way to go, Homer, Alaska!!OBAMA ’08!

29 10 2008
Chris

“I hope, some day after Obama is firmly entrenched in office, he hears about how hard Alaskans have worked for him, and how many of us have used our energy, our time, and our sign-making ability to be out taking his message to the state of Alaska.”

I posted this quote on my blog, and also sent it to Obama’s website, because I have been so much in awe of everything you have done for Obama’s cause, and felt that you deserve to be honored…….thank you all!

29 10 2008
Chris

Mudflats wrote:
“I hope, some day after Obama is firmly entrenched in office, he hears about how hard Alaskans have worked for him, and how many of us have used our energy, our time, and our sign-making ability to be out taking his message to the state of Alaska”.

I posted this quote on my blog, and also sent it to Obama’s website, because I have been so much in awe of everything you have done for Obama’s cause, and felt that you deserve to be honored…….thank you all!

29 10 2008
Catwoman

@SMR- thanks for setting the spelling straight – visited Homer in ’86, just after the volcano eruption. Unfortunately, the cloud cover was down to the water, so we missed the view, but loved the Salty Dawg out on the Spit. Lots of excuses for a return trip!

30 10 2008
Lani

Homer was great–we visited there briefly on our Alaskan vacation last fall. We landed at the airport (from Anchorage) and were waiting for the ferry, so in the meantime we walked around and had a hearty breakfast at a diner there. Not five minutes into our walk, we saw a bald eagle! It was a beautiful sight, and I still remember it as a wonderful welcome to our trip. We LOVED our trip to Alaska, and I’m so happy to see everyone cheering for Obama!

30 10 2008
Janet

Thank you, citizens of Homer!

30 10 2008
DCSandy

That is so cool! Thank you, Homer!




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