Bed Time in Alaska – Open Thread

31 10 2008

On my way to work yesterday, I noticed an Obama-Biden yard sign I hadn’t seen before. It seemed strange that it was stuck there in a snow bank on the side of the road, because there was no particular house associated with that piece of land. As I got closer, I realized that someone had used a black Sharpie to put an “N” in front of Obama, and also had put a red diagonal line through the O. I pulled over, of course, yanked the sign and stuck it in the trunk. I thought about all the people that have been losing yard signs, and it made me mad that this one got destroyed.

Then, this morning, I found out that Spouse had been very clever, and using rubbing alcohol had managed to remove all traces of marker from the sign! It was as good as new! I wish I knew where it had come from, but since I didn’t….I now have an Obama yard sign! It has survived its first 24 hours without incident, I am happy to report.

So for all of you lamenting the loss of yard signs, maybe…just maybe…it’s in my yard!

Here’s a fun daily summary from TPMMuckraker. 5 days to go! Night all!


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31 10 2008
Dianna

Thanks. Love the summary. Goodnight.

31 10 2008
ds55

I’m listening to Morning Joe & Mike on MSNBC (it’s 5:30 AM here in Minnesota). They’re reading a newspaper article which says Sarah was mismanaged by the McCain campaign.

In a wicked sort of way, I’m glad this idea is being floated by the media because I believe Sarah is vain enough to agree with it.

I would love to see Sarah on TV indignant over her own mismanagement, blaming McCain and the campaign staffers for bruising her reputation.

31 10 2008
ds55

…that’s Morning Joe and *Mika.

31 10 2008
Chin Trout Palin (NJ)

So glad you and Spouse rescued that sign! Since last night was Mischief Night, I pulled my sign from the front yard but will replace it this morning.
Love the “highlights”. 4 days to go….
Thanks again for all you’re doing, AKM.

Obama/Biden

31 10 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

oh shoot– not enough coffee I AM Chin Trout Hussein (NJ), not that “diva” name.

31 10 2008
Gina

From Obama to Nobama to GOBAMA!!!!

31 10 2008
austintx

Will Poodles medical records ever be released ?!?! and………where is the Dr. that delivered Trig ???? BTW when is Bristol’s wedding ???

31 10 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

I love your stories. I have loved learning more about AK. Thanks for helping us all through the ‘Palin time.’ Part of that was information – part of it was humor, silly names and all.
I found out something interesting – in noting that several of the ‘red red’ states do not have a recent poll I wrote to the ‘Votemaster’ on the electoral-vote map – and he answered me! Seems that no one wants to pay for an SC poll and that’s why the most recent one is Oct. 20. OCTOBER 20!!! Makes me crazy. But I did notice one state that has a ‘most recent’ poll of Oct. 19 (Oklahoma) – and one with a date of SEPTEMBER 17!??! (Idaho). Any mudpups from OK or ID? What’s happening with polls where you are? There has to have been some movement. Is it just that we won’t find out until Nov. 4?
Oh, EIGHT!

31 10 2008
samihawaii hussein that one stevens

has anyone else seen this vid? it’s hilarious:

vlad and friend boris presents ‘Song for Sarah’ for mrs. Palin

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

What a great video.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE someone with the resources and knowhow to do it:

a video of Sarah Palin doing that pointing-with-her-knuckle thing, to the music of the chicken dance.

I promise I’ll wet myself laughing.

31 10 2008
Aeroentropy aka Bash Budweiser Palin

Good on ya, rescuing the wayward sign. After all ours got pinched in the neighborhood last weekend I went to the local headquarters to replace them and they had only 1 (one) left! I brought it home and coddled it for a while, bringing Sign in at night, putting Sign out at daybreak. Reminded me of when I used to do field work around Kodiak and had to bring the pink flamingos in at night to keep the bears from molesting them! I had to leave last night for the weekend, so it was time for Sign to make it on its own. I installed it at a sligtly jaunty and optimistic angle about 10′ up in a tree above the road. It will take a dedicated thief to get to this one. And with a little luck (and work), I will drape it with some celebratory ribbons tuesday night before reclaiming it.

Hang in there, mudpups everywhere!

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@austintx (02:49:36) :

Will Poodles medical records ever be released ?!?! and………where is the Dr. that delivered Trig ???? BTW when is Bristol’s wedding ???

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Sometime next SUMMER allegedly. Don’t ask me to recall where I read that but I seem to remember that the time frame came out of SP’s mouth.

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

You popped a new thread on me while I was off balancing the checkbook…

31 10 2008
SC Strike Chipper Sista M Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper

Just about anything set to the chicken dance music cracks me up. I don’t know why!
People are nuts. Delaying leaving my bed, this morning, I heard news from MN where 2 women were “discussing” M. Bachmann’s idiotic statements. The Rep woman asked, was what she said so bad? The Dem said, “Anti-American? Yes, it was horrible” The Rep said, “that’s not what she said”
?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

With 5 days left, I moved one of my Obama signs to the roadside in Red Red SC. It made it through last night! Let’s see if it makes it until Tuesday!!

31 10 2008
Dee

My sign has stayed safe in my yard for weeks. I have been, however the recipient of countless robocalls and mailings. Oh, the money they have spent to make me despise them even more. As Bugs Bunny would say, “What a bunch of maroons!”

31 10 2008
austintx

Susie – next summer – release of records or the wedding ??

31 10 2008
Diane

I have 3 questions.
Was her son given the option of jail or service? Is that why he is in Iraq?

If Stevens wins on Nov. 5th, I know it does not look good, and does not step aside and then gets removed by the Senate, could/would Palin put herself in the Senate for more “national experience”?

Hopefully, Gov. Palin will be heading back to Alaska on Nov. 5th.
How can we make sure she does not make a return flight in 3 years to campaign for the presidency?I have seen tapes of her debates and talks while running for Gov. She appears intelligent and could at least talk, but she never SAID anything, never committed to much.
Is she really smart or just a ‘smart like a fox’ politician?

Know that’s a lot to discuss, but I am curious.

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Help spread the truth about ACORN video

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

G’Morning fellow muddies. Cuppa in hand I’m ready to scan through last night’s postings. This has become another full time job! lol

AKM- bless you for rescuing the Obama sign. Bless your spouse for restoring it (LOVE that he/she’s green. Recycle baby recycle). Display it with PRIDE!

AUSSIE PUCK- I googled and came up empty. Sorry. But I did find other youtubes that are pretty entertaining though. Also.

Joe the (fake) plumber/the country singer/the guest rally speaker/the philosopher/the idiot is sure making his rounds for someone who was so pi$$ed off to be thrown into the spotlight. I worry about the many pipes that are being neglected in Ohio because of his heavy schedule. Then again since he (and his boss) have been outed that NEITHER of them have a license, maybe it’s for the best, yeah? But he may turn out to be a good guy after all; maybe he’ll throw a beef ‘n beer on Palin’s behalf (complete with LIVE country music) to help defray the mounting traveling expenses that are currently being absorbed by Alaska.

How many more days before Alaska gets her back?

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (00:04:46) :
I’m a bit late congratulating you. i assume your husband has probably made all the jokes about having haunting melodies as well as Halloween as a mnemonic for your anniversary. I just checked tenth anniversary gifts and found that Traditional Gifts: Tin or Aluminum whereas Modern Gifts:Diamond Jewelry. I’d suggested go modern. However given all the oddness surrounding Joe the Dead Beat, a tin hat might be nice.

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

I finally got a good night’s sleep last night. Haven’t been sleeping well, then got sick. Sound familiar? I’ve been hearing this a lot. Stress stress stress.
I think I slept well last night because i did something yesterday that I’m mildly sheepish about, but still glad I did it. My llittle sister has been PATIENTLY answering the horrid emails she has been getting from an old friend of my father. You know, one of those people who keeps forwarding all the lies and crap about Obama, all the fearmongering doo doo. She apparently got on his mailing list during some exchange with my father. Anyway, since she was stuck with this guy, and she is much, much nicer than I am, she has been looking up every allegation and giving him answers, plus telling him where he can find more answers. I was on the mailing list for some of this exchange but was ignoring it because I don’t like listening to those braindead muttonheads.
I made the mistake of reading one of his responses the other day, and sure enough, I saw red and went into fight mode. I wrote him two very nasty emails telling him to lay off my sister (and my mom, who had also gotten involved) and calling him a big fat bigot (he says anybody with the middle name Hussein very clearly is a muslim, blah blah blah). And I told him not to bother to respond because i would delete his emails without reading them. I got some emails back from him and indeed deleted them without reading. From the emails going to the rest of my family I think he had another big spaz-out yesterday after I called him out. I felt anxious for a while, and worried that little sis would be mad at my “ghetto” approach, but after a while I just felt better.
Nothing like telling off a big fat bigot to make you sleep well. He will still vote like the ignorant putz he is, but he needed to know that not every democrat is as patient and civil as my sister in the face of hate and bigotry and ignorance. I told him I wasn’t prone to civility.

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Diane (
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the way that i understood it was
1…the service
2she can not appoint her self….needs a special election
3…fox

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@disenchanted tore (03:59:39) :

No one has made the video yet. I’ve been picturing it in my mind for weeks now, but I don’t have the software….. it would be such an easy thing for TPM to make.

But thanks for your efforts.🙂

31 10 2008
Mollys Mum

I just had a thought. In the last 8 weeks Sarah has become accustomed to a certain “style” of living–being jetted everywhere on a private plane, getting to wear, if not own, fancy duds, throngs of adoring crowds all over the country—she is on her way back to AK to vote in a couple of days and then when the election is over, I wonder if she’s aware that the Repubs will pull the plug immediately?? LOL. There she’ll be in AK just getting ready for evening cocktails when the election is called for Obama. Will she go back to McCain HQ? Unlikely. Who will pay her way? It’ll be like Cinderella when the clock strikes midnight and all her finery evaporates. Can you imagine THAT postpartum funk?

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

And now maybe I can relax and finish my Halloween display and Day of the Dead shrine. I’ve got my Palin zombie head out with the rest of my ghouls. Voting done, yelling done, postcards sent, letters to editors sent, facebook links updated, my town is 90% hard core voting liberals. Stick a fork in me, I’m done.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Morning Dee.. As bugs bunny would say, “What an ultra maroon..! ”

If you’re going to quote the bunny, at least quote him correctly!🙂

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Morning Joe had one of his guys on the street looking for McGrumpy’s..

I turned it on in the middle, so i don’t know where he was, but he found 3 people who said McGrumpy, and one was from italy and didn’t understand..!

SO.. No one where he was were mcgrumpys..

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

It’s nice to see that Obama signs are protected differently than McCain ones. A McCain supporter shot and slightly wounded a teenager in Ohio for knocking his sign down. He described the action as being legal protection of his own property. The police have charged him with felonious assault.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1028081mccain1.html

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

eaj, but does that asshole who shot a kid over a sign surprise you? That just makes what the repugs stand for. Sad shooting a teenager over a sign epitomizes the entire GOP, but that sums it up..!

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Mollys Mum (04:08:14)
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nice picture………i can see it now…..yes i like it

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

LOL Aussie! With all of the available software and the many talented Dems out there, I’m surprised I didn’t find something similar to your lightbulb moment!

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (04:14:20) :

Unfortunately, not in the least. The thing that did surprise me was that he only wounded his victim.

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin
31 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Another one comes out saying “of course she’s not prepared”

Eagleburg blisters the Palin

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/31/eagleburger-blisters-pali_n_139524.html

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

for the winner of the ‘total moron of the month’ award, check this video.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/30/rick-sanchez-v-michael-go_n_139357.html

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Rapture Spenard Palin (04:04:25) :

re: your sister’s patient responses to this guy and your blow-up :

you know, they both have the same effect. I was getting sent some selected anti-Obama smear e-mails from a friend (someone I just became friend’s with at my high school reunion this summer) and him asking to explain, give me my opinion which he respected as he knew I was more politically aware and knowledgeable… So I patiently (mostly) answered each and every lie, distortion and accusation with proof, voting records, bills written and sponsored, education, resumes, things done and associations and grades by various groups, all for both candidates and SP when required In the end after two months almost daily of this back and forth he finally sent a very succint e-mail “I have to vote for the ex-military/POW and as far as Barack being better educated, in my opinion education isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.” A bit later I got “Obama will take away all of my guns and he doesn’t put his hand on his heart when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited.”

Oy! So your poor sister can write till she’s blue, a die-hard is a die-hard and only wants to trip us up. On the other hand, I ended up doing so much research about all 4 of the candidates, I was amazed at how much I learned – even my friend was impressed with my knowledge even though he wouldn’t be swayed.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

ds55 (02:39:36) :
“They’re reading a newspaper article which says Sarah was mismanaged by the McCain campaign.”

I can just visualize Todd in the background nodding in agreement. Of course, the other image I have is one of her after the election with an under new management t-shirt.

31 10 2008
Deuce2 AL

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (04:03:02) :
i assume your husband
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You are special! The host prefers not to consider gender, how come
you know so much more than any of us? Sorry, maybe you know
AKM personally. What do I know?

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Per MSNBC.. CBS/NYT poll says Failin is now at 59% unqualified to be VP..!

tell us something us mudpups didn’t already know..!

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

That Goldfarb interview was beyond bizarre. I think Keith is right when he said the man self-destructed his career in front of us on the screen.
Somebody should compile a short video of journalist reactions to these nutballs. Sanchez’s reaction and continued questions on the Goldfarb video, and that fox guy’s reaction to Joe the Plumber, and wasn’t there a Tito interview too?

31 10 2008
Zim in Oz

…about those robocalls…

Here in Oz I am often pestered with advertizing Robo faxes and calls.

If there is a live person on the end I usually answer with a ‘made-up’ language…that gets rid of them…(it is fun to make up a language…they get confused and do not know where they are)

BUT…a computerized call…you hit the # button on your phone receiver several times and it ‘blows’ the computer sending the message…they usually try again, hit the # button again a few times and see what happens.

Would this work in the USA….?

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Rapture, wasn’t that one of the greatest implosions of a talking head you’ve ever seen? The guy was sitting there, and you could see smoke coming out of his ears as he was thinking ‘crap crap crap.. i can’t even think of one stinkin name to throw out.. hmmm.. lemme see Ayers..!! YEA.. that’s the ticket’.. buzzz.. ‘well double crap… now who else? lemme see.. Osama Bin Laden! Yea.. oh wait, there’s no proof Obama ever met him,, Colin Powell!! Yea.. maybe he’s anti-semitic.. hmm., he’ll never buy it.. who, who who can i name! OH WAIT.. I know…
“I think you know who I’m talking about”.. maybe he’ll fill in the blank for me…

Hmm. he didn’t.. pretty sure i’ll never be on TV again.. My mom is going to so upset.. she’s going to be meschuganah after this.. !

31 10 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin
31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Rapture Spenard Palin (04:04:25) :

Your sister sounds like a saint. I don’t have patience with bigots. And frankly, I’m tired of ‘Independents’ who behave as though they are somehow superior because they have no political convictions.

And I bet the bigots are first in line with their hands out for a little socialism, Muslim or not.

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

Jamie, I felt like my sister was being too patient (with some of our extended family too, buncha repubs) and she was paying too high a price with stress and illness, all for what? That guy will never change. He will go to his grave convinced that there is an evil muslim under every bush and that democrats are communists (I never figure out how these people reconcile these two positions). That’s fine, but the protective older sister in me kicked into high gear (I used to threaten to beat up anybody who harrassed my little sister when we were kids) when I realized that she was SO stressed out and tired and crying over people like him. I would have preferred to punch him in the nose, but i settled for calling him a bigot.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Jamie, Floridian in France (04:25:32) :
@Rapture Spenard Palin (04:04:25) :

All you have to do is think of Bill O’Reilly and his “world view”. If you haven’t seen his discussion of the First amendment with Megyn Kelly a Fox legal expert it’s worth a look. It’s the second video on the following page:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/29/bill-oreilly-wants-to-arr_n_138978.html

His level of absolute density and insistence that his opinion supercedes the law of the land and Supreme Court. Remember he is probably their news source.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Just an unrelated comment, but Erin Burnett on CNBC is really hot. Cute, smart women are such a turnon.. Watching her discuss the stock market is fascinating.. She really knows her stuff.. And being cute just makes her even more believable..! hahahaha

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

I should have finished that comment..

Compared to Barbie, Erin is umm… like a billion times smarter..?🙂

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

I should have added “is astounding.” in the second from sentense

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

Marty, I loved it. What a delightful death spiral for a career that obviously needed to crash.

Aussie Puck, my sister is amazing, and really is MUCH nicer than me. BTW, she’s Alaska Martha, or whatever it is she calls herself here.

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (04:36:05) :

Next Wednesday, you can think of Billo Really crying in his beer about the extra $940,000 he will have to pay in tax every year.😉

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Zim in Oz (04:31:47) : Aussie Robocalls
I don’t know whether it works in the US, but in Canada I take great pleasure in hitting random number keys before hanging up. I figure it can’t hurt, but I don’t know if it actually does anything. I suppose if there is an option at the end to speak to a live person ie if they are trying to sell something, that I may be running up their phone bills by starting a non-existent response.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Rapture Spenard Palin (04:35:21) :

Dang! Didn’t you know that Muslims and Communists are the spawn of the devil, just like Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists and anyone else who isn’t a true believer. It’s all a grand Satanic conspiracy tied to geography, just ask Rev. Muthee. but be careful he might exorcise you, you unbeliever.

That’s how they manage to reconcile all of their dissonant ideas, by reinforcing their own self-importantly, smug, sense of self-righteousness and literally demonizing everyone else.

31 10 2008
PaulaOKC

MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina (02:53:30) :

I’m here in Oklahoma and the most recent poll I found was the Oct. 19 that you referred to and it shows Obama down by 29. However, there are not nearly as many signs or bumper stickers around for the other guy. Even when we attended the state fair we saw more t-shirts for Obama and the Democratic booth was alot busier than the GOP booth. We also saw more people carrying signs that they had picked up for Obama. I heard on this mornings news that we now have 200,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans, so there may be some hope here.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (04:40:38) :

Now that’s something to raise a beer to.

31 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

AKM you and spouse get an A for recycling.

Someone asked about Oklahoma and other red states. I can give you some insight into Oklahoma. My son was just there for a week, Prior to leaving I told him he may want to get to know people before he tells them he is big for Obama given the rather radical sentiment of some McCain supporters. His reply upon returning is that for such a red state there are sure alot of Obama supporters. Ethenol has been a huge boost to the midwest where small farmers have been struggling for ever. McCain is supporting the oil company propaganda that ethenol will lead to food shortages, they know this is not true and McCain is trying to take away their first shot at getting out of poverty since Jimmy Carter left office. Most of the major universities in the Midwest are researching better crops for both ethenol and bio diesal that could be grown on marginal farm land that we now pay these farmers not to use, need little or no fertilizer or pesticides and little care. McCain while trying to deny them this new income also voted against the farm bill that would extend payments, provide free meals for poor children at school, and provides for the food stamp program. His reasoning is they are making plenty on ethenol they don’t need welfare. Excuse me have the poor suddenly come into money, have all the farmers suddenly started growing only corn. We have the lowest food costs in the world compared to our incomes in the world because the government has subsidised the farms to stabalize prices and provide us with low cost food.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

McMoron is gonna be on SNL?????

god… they have no shame..

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Rapture Spenard Palin (04:22:57) : Your SP ghoul is gorgeous. Much better put together than the original😉

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Deuce2 AL (04:27:12) :

Thank you for the compliment. Actually the husband in question is Aussie Puck Mule’s – she mentioned him in reference to her anniversary.
Unfortunately I don’t know AKM personally. I could hazard a fairly accurate gender guess, I think, but don’t think it would be good manners to do so.

31 10 2008
Bobg

What’s with MSM giving Caribou Barbi a pass on the comment where she strongly insinuated that she would run in 2012 if he loses this time? Why is MSM giving her a pass on releasing the medical records that she promised to release early this week; it’s way past early. The more I see this woman the more I feel that she needs help.

31 10 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio for Obama

Mornin’ Pups🙂 have y’all been encountering street corner sign wavers? They’re out in profusion here at drive-time! I had fun on the way home yesterday: thumbs down to McCain/SWWNBN signs and smiles with horn honks for Obama

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

eaj i am fairly sure i know AKM’s gender due to a slip of the fingers in a comment a while back.. but as you said, could be bad manners to say it.. besides, the more we protect AKM’s identity, the safer he/she will be when it comes to attending events in alaska..

31 10 2008
Glenn2008

Joe The Plumber went Rogue!

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Bobg,..

A part of her promise to release records was stepped on by who was interviewing her.. i can’t remember now.. But the comment was something like ‘i don’t mind my medical records being out there, as im healthy, happy, have 5 kids and things are great. If they decide to release them, i’m ok with that’..

basically, she hedged her bets and never really said she WOULD release her records.. only she didn’t have a problem with it.. my guess is someone else did..!

31 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Lovely sign you got there, AKM. I hope you gave “spouse” a big hug and a kiss for that!

Ahhh the wonders of the insane… stealing then defacing a sign…

Only to be re-stolen, cleaned up and reposted!!!! Nyah Nyah!

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Glenn2008 (04:58:46) :

Joe The Plumber went Rogue!

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Link or source please?

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

My guess is joe the plumber is a skinhead.. he just has that scary, i’d kill you in a second if you pissed me off ‘ look..

31 10 2008
Bobg

It was on MSNBC Weds. night that “Joe The Plumber” has hired a publicist and is shopping for a book deal. Is everyone associated with the McCain/Palin campaign nuts?

31 10 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I keep feeling bad hoping that we will be sending Sarah back to Alaska kind of like wishing chicken pox on a good friend. I am hoping Alaskans will work to pound the last few nails into the coffin of her political career. I imagine they know how to take care of this problem.🙂 It has become obvious to me that both Sarah and Ted Stevens don’t think that they have done anything wrong and that they are entitled to these side benefits they have received. All I can say is wow, what planet have they been living on.

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Oh, so that would providing employment for “Joe the Ghostwriter”! Gotta spread the wealth…

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@ debbie aka
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new TV reality show……..john and cindy living on min.wage for 3 months…….sitting at the table tring to figure out how to pay for their kids doctor bill and also some food for the next week…….we have all been there

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Posted too quick. “would be providing”

31 10 2008
Deuce2 AL

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (04:54:49) :
==================
Thanks for the kind words in your reply. Perhaps one day we
mudpuppies will be graced by AKM in a photo shoot. I’m not
holdin’ my breath. Dontcha kno. Also.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Shove Maggot “That One” Hussein aka the problem child (05:02:16) :
He wasn’t at the morning rally – McCain looked like he was doing the
Mr. Puddles routine from the Daily show/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/30/joe-the-plumber-ditches-m_n_139248.html
He reemerged in the afternoon saying he didn’t know he was supposed to be at the morning rally and attributed the problem to a communications mix-up. The funny thing is he never got mixed up on Sarah’s rally schedule,

31 10 2008
Rapture Spenard Palin

Shove Maggot,

Doll art is part of my personal anger management program. Venting doesn’t work for me so I have turned to transformation through art. And since i am not an actual artist (I have no talent), I play with dolls. I find it amazingly soothing.

Here is a link to my first palin photo essay. Quite silly, includes nudity and violence, and captions.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2008503&l=0cc9c&id=1161087071

Here is my dress-up palin doll album. Haven’t done captions for these.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2009249&l=26a70&id=1161087071

31 10 2008
Glenn2008

Shove Maggot “That One” Hussein aka the problem child (05:02:16) :

re. Joe The Plumber going rogue:
Mac’s buddy abandoned him at his rally…

The source is right in the video at the top.

Soon you will see Joe T.P. travelling on a sperate plane, written across “Joe The Plumber”.

He is busy with his country record deal.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1008/15072.html

31 10 2008
Bobg

Sarah Palin is in Latrobe, Pa. this morning. Latrobe is about 40 miles from Pittsburgh. Cheer those Philadelphia Eagles Barbi!

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

eajphd Molten Contra Palin (05:16:04) : Ah, see I didn’t see that as JTP going rogue. I thought McC’s campaign had just screwed up again.

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@austintx (03:32:51) :

Susie – next summer – release of records or the wedding ??

~~

The wedding. I might have picked up that info from here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/03/levi-johnston-and-bristol_n_131565.html

The records? When hell freezes over.

The doctor? Who knows.

31 10 2008
Deuce2 AL

Sarah sure is one b-itsy d-itch.

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I finally watched the entire Obama/Joe the Plumber exchange and I tell you, Obama made such sense and was so thorough and what he said was so advantageous to somebody like Joe (did you see the people behind Joe nodding their heads in agreement the whole time) that if Joe is still a McCain supporter after that, then he deserves nothing and he’s a real idiot!

Also watched the Rachel Maddow interview of Obama and Dan Rather’s brilliant take on it. Obama is surely a brilliant man who knows what’s really important for us as a country and people in particular, but, then, you guys all know that!

31 10 2008
Liz_in_Illinois

If anyone is interested, here’s an analysis of the polls yesterday and what one research firm says about Republican notes about the race “closing.” Hope this hasn’t been posted yet, but I haven’t had time to read comments this morning.

http://www.gqrr.com/index.php?ID=2277

31 10 2008
ds55

The biggest problem I see with Sarah Palin’s “look” is she doesn’t seem to want to appear professional so much as she wants to appear glamorous.

31 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

We have had our sign for 8 months and no problems. Though there is only one other Obama sign on my street, there are NO McCain signs in my whole entire neighborhood.
I have seen ONE McCain sticker on a car. He must not like the paper hanging in my rear window that has McCain and Bush hugging and says McSame 92% of the time, be cause he almost ran me off the road and flipped me off as he passed me!
I print my own stuff and just tape it in my car.
One day a few weeks ago I was leaving work and was blocked in by two seniors who were scoping out my car. I thought…”Ut ohhhhhh”. I asked if I could help them, turns out the liked my homemade sign and I gave it to them. Every once in a while I see it driving in my neighborhood! As I was leaving yesterday, the woman was walking down my work street decked out in Obama gear. She saw me and blew me a kiss!

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Shove Maggot “That One” Hussein aka the problem child (05:20:38) :
” Ah, see I didn’t see that as JTP going rogue. I thought McC’s campaign had just screwed up again.”

Well, you know, maverick, rogue, screw-up, they’re all part of the same continuum. Just think about the guy who managed to lose five Navy planes. I’m sure he’d tell you it was part of being a maverick, his flight commanders would probably say it was part of being a rogue and his fellow fliers would say it was a total screw-up.

31 10 2008
antsy

My 90 year old mother-in-law who lives in Erie said she would’ve thrown Palin off the stage yesterday for not knowing that when in Erie you root for the Cleveland Indians. Of course she didn’t go to that rally and is voting for a democrat for the first time in her life.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Geeze.. Barbie is squeely even on soft mute.. she’s just so annoying.. i could never imagine her as president giving speeches.. isn’t that just something that would give you chills.. imagine barbie giving the state of the union address, once she knows what it is..

i don’t think her crowd is very large.. i can handle a few more days of barbie.. i can’t take 4 more years of their insame policy..

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Rapture Spenard Palin (05:17:04) : I LOVE your fundy barbie photo essay!
Definitely much better than getting angry — get creative and funny instead.

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Bobg

Latrobe is close to me, and I had to die laughing when I thought about the gaffes she could make there, e.g., calling it the home of Tiger Woods instead of Arnold Palmer. Yep, and be sure to throw out some good words for those Eagles, always popular in STEELERS COUNTRY!

31 10 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Has anyone seen the Maverick Family speak out on the use of Maverick tied to McCain? They explain what Maverick means. Maverick = Unbranded. Voting with Bush 92% oof the time = Branded. Brave New Pac has it posted at you tube.
http://www.youtube.com/user/bravenewpac

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Will anyone ever answer how she gets almost 60% negatives, how can the 40% actually think she’s qualified? I guess they don’t read anything ever.

Oh she’s going coal. We’re gonna keep burning coal and oil, just because it’s causing global warming is simply not important to her.

I keep blinking thinking she’ll go away.. doesn’t work.. i’ll try it on nov 5.. might work better then..!

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (05:34:16) :
——————i have not listened to mcbush in 8 years…can not stand his voice

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Bobg (05:20:37) :

Sarah Palin is in Latrobe, Pa. this morning. Latrobe is about 40 miles from Pittsburgh. Cheer those Philadelphia Eagles Barbi!

ROFLMAO She didn’t blink and her fake smile didn’t break once when she was booed yesterday in Erie for the Phillies mention!

31 10 2008
Dee

Why yes, Bob. I believe all those McCain folks are a bit looney. And Caribou Barbie will be in York, Pa later today. I hear she’ll be arriving on a Yamaha motorbike.

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

I was just on 538.com and a poster asked a good question: what time will results start coming in? Do we on the East Coast have to wait until the polls on the West Coast close?

One person responded that if Obama hits 270 early we could know by 10 p.m. However, I did a quick calculation and don’t see him getting to 270 by the time the polls in CO and NM close, so we will have to wait for the West Coast.

What say you?

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@eajphd Molten Contra Palin (04:03:02) :

a tin hat might be nice.
————————————–
He just flew home tonight. I thought he was disguised as Count Dracula, but he was just tired. He gave me a string of pearls from Broome in Western Australia. I look lovely.😉

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Susie.. they don’t start reporting until west coast polls close so they don’t mess with voting out west.. But i think polls close at 7 in CA, so they’ll have data ready to start posting as soon as they close.

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Here is what you have to do when a McCain person calls – knowing that the longer you keep them on the phone the less people they have the time to contact. These are what my husband does when somebody calls trying to sell something –

Either act like their call and every single little thing they say is the most interesting, the most exciting thing that anyone has ever told you in your entire life! Exclaim a lot, express surprise and wonder.

Or act like you have just woken up from a 40 year sleep and know nothing, don’t know who McCain is, don’t know there is an election, don’t know about cell phones or the war in Iraq or economic crisis and just act surprised and keep asking them questions, ask them to explain.

They may start by either being flattered that they are going to inform someone or they will be very patient but eventually they will get extremely exasperated and hang up on you. Gotcha!

31 10 2008
Anne

I have to thank you and all the Alaskan bloggers for educating the voters. Labor Day weekend, I was saying …oh, maybe she won’t be that bad but what the heck was McCain thinking? Now I know she WILL BE that bad and McCain doesn’t think.
I have not strangled anyone wanting to vote for McCain/Palin though it has been a close thing. I have had some great laughs at Republican expense, have shed some tears of anger while watching the news and have shaken my head at my cousin’s description of Palin as being cute and perky.
Thank you again for all your hard work.

31 10 2008
TexChick

CA polls close at 8pm. Sorry, Right Coast. We hate being last as much as you hate waiting.

31 10 2008
Dee

You’re right, Jaimie. Obama was calm and direct and never lost patience while explaining to “Joe” why his plan would benefit him as well as others.
I mean, really, he’s gone from “Joe” the plumber to appearing on Faux, writing a book?!?!, RUNNING FOR CONGRESS, AND NOW HE HAS A PUBLICIST?!? all in the space of a few short weeks. Pretty amazing, huh? Another “ultra maroon”.
Better, Bob?

31 10 2008
MJC

Washington Post Condemns McCain’s “Increasingly Reckless Ad Hominem Attacks”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103003244.html

**IT’S ABOUT TIME SOMEONE IN THE MSM HAD ENOUGH GUTS TO GET THIS STORY STRAIGHT!

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

That latrobe crowd is quiet.. could be under 500..

i think the repugs are starting to lose interest..

31 10 2008
Sparkleball Lady

Check out this fringe group of Obama supporters: Racists for Obama It just proves the polls are all just grasping at straws. We really won’t know nuthin this election day but we sure can hope. . .

http://gawker.com/5070689/racists-for-obama

ps the photo of an Obama sign in the yard of the house flying a confederate flag is pretty awesome

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

disenchanted tore & Bobg

And there was a boy right behind her that was booing and she didn’t even flinch. Is she deaf??

31 10 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Good Morning,

It is amazing that, given the unbelievable screw ups in the McCain campaign recently (actually all along), I still feel soooo constantly nervous about the outcome on Tuesday. I mean the disorganization is beyond comprehension, how on earth would McCain be able to run a country when he can’t run a campaign? The amazingly pitiful and embarassing sight of McCain trying to summon JTP at a rally when he wasn’t even there (doesn’t he have people to coordinate these things) at an event they had to bus school children to just to fill up the venue. And SP’s faux pas concerning the PA sports team, I can certainly believe that she would not have the good sense to do the research herself but doesn’t she have a staff with any clue? Then I read on HuffPo that at the Sarah Palin rally held at Penn State (a closed rally so they had to pay $8,000 to use the facility when it would have been free if they had done an open rally) the President of the University wanted to meet Sarah Palin and they said “No, he’s a big democrat, why would he want to meet SP?” so they blew him off. The President of the University IS a democrat but as he pointed out the school had hosted tons of events for both parties and he always, out of courtesy and interest, liked to meet and introduce himself to the candidates, dignitaries, whoever. He said this was the first time anyone had ever spat upon him (my words) and it was no “miscommunication” as the McCain people later tried to claim. These people are not only stupid and incompetent, they are just palin rude. This is a state they are trying to wrestle away from the dems and then they treat the head of a school of 44,000 students and untold numbers of alumni all over the state like dirt. These are just a few of the gaffes in the last 3 days, you could fill a book if you enumerated all of them for a longer period of time.

Explain why it’s close? I cannot. Given these types of behavior why do I still have to chew my fingernails everyday worrying about the outcome of this election? It is wrong on so many levels. Sorry, I’m just scared and mad that I’m scared because it should be a slam dunk.

31 10 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (05:43:50) :

Very thoughtful of him, enjoy the anniversary.

31 10 2008
Bobg

Barbi in Latrobe; I wrote down what she was telling the crowd. Read this and and you will get in idea of what to look for in the next 4 days.

McCain will reduce taxes for everyone.
McCain will retrain every worker that has lost his job.
McCain will cut capital gains tax.
McCain will take care of special needs children.
McCain will fight corruption in government.
Obama will raise taxes on everyone.
McCain will spread opportunity to everyone and lower taxes.
McCain knows how to fight the wars we are fighting.
Dems preparing to take over the entire government with a far left agenda.
Dems will cut defense and endanger America.
We must fight one party rule.
Obama will make country less secure.
McCain puts country first.
McCain will not wave white flag of surrender to terrorists.
McCain will fight greed and corruption on Wall Street.
McCain is a Ronald Reagan Republican.
The hard working Americans are the spirit of America.
Will put America back on the side of the people.
Referenced Reagan several times.
McCain admin will work for the people.
Obama has one agenda-raise taxes.

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (05:45:00) :

Susie.. they don’t start reporting until west coast polls close so they don’t mess with voting out west.. But i think polls close at 7 in CA, so they’ll have data ready to start posting as soon as they close.
———-
Apparently Alaska and Hawaii can have their voting messed with with impunity…

31 10 2008
Cynthia, Tx

******ALASKA PAYS FOR PALIN BABYSITTING????? iS THAT TRUE?

Perry travels at the expense of Alaska residents — probably at a cost of more than $1,000 every day.

JUNEAU — Gov. Sarah Palin is still calling the shots in Alaska government even as she campaigns as Sen. John McCain’s presidential running mate, aides say. Her Anchorage office director and hometown friend, Kris Perry, has been with Palin for almost a month to help facilitate communication between the governor and her staff back home. Perry travels at the expense of Alaska residents — probably at a cost of more than $1,000 every day.

http://www.adn.com/front/story/572634.html

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA (05:49:27) :

Explain why it’s close? I cannot. Given these types of behavior why do I still have to chew my fingernails everyday worrying about the outcome of this election? It is wrong on so many levels. Sorry, I’m just scared and mad that I’m scared because it should be a slam dunk.

~~

http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/whos-ahead/polling/index.html

The 2 Pew polls are very reliable and have a good track record – take a look at their very encouraging recent results.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Shove.. AK and HI won’t affect the outcome, one way or the other, and HI is like 5 hours later than CA so they wouldn’t be able to start reporting until 2-3 am???

People wanna know and waiting for 5 electoral votes that are pretty self-determined isn’t enough of a reason to delay reporting til so late.!

31 10 2008
MJC

General Petraeus Proposed Visiting Syria But Was Rejected By Bush Administration

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6148650&page=1

**I GUESS BUSH WOULD RATHER START ANOTHER WAR THAN TRY DIPLOMACY.

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Doesn’t seem to matter when they start counting votes – the news media is always predicting the outcome waaaay early, based on exit polls – it has always made me mad.

31 10 2008
biglake ak

Kat loves Wolves –
“Explain why it’s close? I cannot. Given these types of behavior why do I still have to chew my fingernails everyday worrying about the outcome of this election? It is wrong on so many levels. Sorry, I’m just scared and mad that I’m scared because
it should be a slam dunk.”
^^ ^^
0 0

My thoughts precisely.

31 10 2008
Shove Maggot "That One" Hussein aka the problem child

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (06:02:32) : I agree, everyone wants to know. And in this case, those two states are probably pretty much predetermined, and usually wouldn’t make much difference in electoral votes anyway. But I can also see how this could make those two states feel that they are somehow less important. That’s how movements like the AIP maintain what legitimacy they have.

31 10 2008
biglake ak

Ooops – Guess my Jack o’lanterns didn’t turn out!

31 10 2008
MJC

Palin vows to balance budget in first term — 10 days after campaign says it’s nearly impossible.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/30/palin-balanced-budgets/

***THIS WOMEN IS A COMPLETE JOKE! I HOPE THE OBAMA CAMP JUMPS ON THIS ONE QUICK!

31 10 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I’m sure Faux News will be milking this for all it’s worth.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashopp.htm

31 10 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Susie in Jersey,
That did make me feel better, thank you.
Periodically I just need to be talked down.

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

The media will call it based on exit polls, as they usually do.

http://www.270towin.com/closing.php

‘nite

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Shove, remember both AK and HI are very small states, so they can use voting numbers based on who’s voted early to determine where it’s going. It’s also not like either of them will end up differently, although AK seems poised to kick Stevens out, but duh, he’s now a convicted felon.. why would they want to vote for him,!!

Susie, in the charts you sent, both Pew and FAUX NEWS have obama up by 10%.. that’s pretty huge for fox to post a 10 point advantage.

I’ve said it before, i’ll say it again.. I think many more people will vote for obama than are admitting it.. Either in areas very red, or mom/dad both owning loads of guns are all screaming mccain and the kids, cousins, etc simply can’t bring themselves to vote for mcloser or barbie and will vote obama, even if they don’t tell anyone who they really voted for.

I think the final numbers will be far larger than current polls.

And please help me.. mcgrumpy the coward is on.. i could not even imagine him being president.. that creepy death grin gives me chills. And i really think mcgrumpy is insane.. he’ll probably attack vietnam for what they did to him 40 years ago.

All he says is fight, he wants to fight, he’s ready to fight.. and then he jumps to his bs about having a plan to cut taxes.. yet, he never says what he’d do.

Please,… im not sure i can take 4 more days of mcloser

31 10 2008
MJC

Obama On The Trail Thursday (PHOTOS)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/30/obama-on-the-trail-thursd_n_139504.html

**GREAT PHOTO’S!

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Aussie, the last few election cycles they’ve not revealed exit polls until all polls close to make things fair on the west coast.. As soon as they close, they start revealing data.. but they save it until that time.

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

MJC

OMG – the balance the budget talk – it is even worse than all the other gaffes put together. SHE IS A TOTAL IDIOT.

31 10 2008
testerm

Hi everyone! Here’s another Maverick performance.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/30/palin-vote-stevens/

31 10 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Good mornin’ Mudpuppies!!

Okay … I know …. we are getting closer to the election and in typical Democrat fashion … we are starting to doubt ourselves … we’re ahead, but McC could catch up … we are on the high moral ground, but McC doesn’t play fair … etc… GET A GRIP FOLKS!!!!

Do not put negative thoughts like that out there, not even for one second!

Visualize, visualize, visualize ….

Our man on inauguration day! Keep him safe by sending him positive thoughts and energy, surround him in the white light of protection and truth. I just keep a picture in my head of JFK’s inauguration with Jackie standing by, except I replace the faces with Barack and Michelle.

On the other side, I keep visualizing SWWNBN as that selfish girl in Willy Wonka and the Chocalate Factory, the one who blows up like a giant blueberry … except in my version SWWNBN keeps growing into a bigger and bigger snowball, she keeps rolling along picking up more and more snow, until she is soooo big she cannot move anymore! And then the good oompah loompahs of Alaska get rid of her!!

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!!

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@bobG

Wow! You just condensed a McCain speech into a paragraph that takes ten seconds to skim. Thanks. Now we don’t ever have to watch one to know what he’s gonna do to save the country.

It would take longer to sum up a Palin speech cause you’d have to talk about socialism, communism, terrorism, Ayers, Wright, Khalidi (or Kaladi), the wrong sports team, oil, oil, oil. What have I left out?

31 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin

Has anyone seen any interviews with Cindy Mac? I think it would make an interesting comparison to show Michelle Obama’s class, warmth, grace, intelligence, humor, and total humanity compared to the ice queen.

Michelle is probably more qualified to be VP than Sarah, but imagine her as First Lady!

31 10 2008
Proud Community OrganizerWA

Morning Mudpuppies!

I will be very busy today and am sure I will go through lack of information withdrawls!

I am volunteering for our fundraiser for the local foodbank. It is our 2nd annual Haunted House. I have to dress up and have my costume ready. I chose to be a witch, but I made a button to wear with it, that I will hide under my long flowing ugly wig. It will say NO I am not SP! Hehehe I will show it to anyone who has a sense of humor!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

AKM I love that you reclaimed and recycled the Obama sign! Wahoo

31 10 2008
MJC

Crust Scramble – SouthGA:

The Drudge Report has always been in the Tank for McCain.

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Check this out – the Palin’s babysitter/Confidante – paid only $100,000 a year:

http://www.andrewhalcro.com/the_100_000_per_year_babysitter

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

is the stepford wife creepier than usual??

My friends.. god.. make me hurl..

31 10 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (06:22:33) :

Don’t forget, someone has a bet for 11.47 pm.😉

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

eeeeuuuuu… he was wiping his face with some stinky old hankerchief..

maybe he’s getting sick and won’t make it to the 4th..i’ve never actually imagined wanting someone to get sick or worse..but with mcgrumpy, i’m tempted to make an exception.

31 10 2008
Jo Ann Staff Wrench Palin

Oh my!! A scenario was just discussed on NPR where Uncle Ted wins his election in Alaska, is forced to resign, and Bible Spice appoints HERSELF to fill his term–she’s goin’ ta get ta Warshington by hell or high water!!!

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Aussie, what? 11:47 when they call the winner is obama?🙂

31 10 2008
Bobg

I’ve been listening to the McCain/Palin rallies and they are getting disparate. If you listen to what they are saying, write the talking points down and then analyze them. They are promising things that they can not deliver. Most of what they are promising has to originate in Congress. (Money issues have to originate in the House.) The campaign is stressing that one party rule is dangerous. I am a veteran and McCain/Palin always call out the veterans in the crowd like they are the only ones that care about veterans. I’m afraid that many people are going to vote with their emotions. This makes it all the more critical that each of us votes on Tuesday. Run, walk, drive or even crawl to the polls and cast your vote. Maryland doesn’t allow early voting so I know we will have long lines but I will not let someone else decide what my government will look like. Maryland is strong for Obama but I’m not taking a chance.

31 10 2008
jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin

Jo Ann:
Alaska now requires a special election to fill a vacancy. No more governor appointments.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Jo Ann.. begich is starting to pull ahead quite a bit.. it currently looks like teddy won’t win, so we don’t have to worry about barbie.

wonder how many times mcloser has said the word fight in his speech..

i bet it was over 100..

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

bob.. where in md? I’m in ffx, but grew up in Silver Spring..:)

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

testerm

OK, I thought she couldn’t get ANY STUPIDER but I was wrong, you can bet she’s voting for Ted.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Grammy she has to.. teddy probably knows all the details about her house..!

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

NYT/CBS is up to 52% – 41%..

sweet

31 10 2008
pupule

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (06:02:32)

After we “fall back” from DST this weekend (here in WA), Hawaii will be two (2) hours behind CA.

Still addicted to the “flats”…just haven’t commented of late! Hugs to all!

31 10 2008
More Light Than Heat

Good morning, Mudpups,
Congrats to AKM and spouse for rescuing and re-using Obama yard sign. Way to go!

Got this little piece of fun from an Aussie friend this morning. This is 5 minutes of good fun, but the questions are a bit easy, in my opinion.

http://electionforecast.princeton.edu/ttiyivhtefigreh/
Princeton Judgment Aggregation Study (PJAS)

A series of questions allowing us to predict various state outcomes next Tuesday. And if you leave your email addy, you might just win an Amazon gift cert — to use on AKM’s Amazon store, of course.

31 10 2008
Priscilla Wasilla Palin

Hello. I have been reading Muddy since the first of September, but this is my first posting.
Have you seen the Sarah Palin poster at http://www.frighteningprospect.com ? It is available to print out. Good for Halloween decorating.
Also, a slide show of the Obama rally at Mizzou last night can be seen at http://www.showmenews.com.

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin (06:26:57) :

Michelle is probably more qualified to be VP than Sarah, but imagine her as First Lady!

~~

I was just thinking this morning how nice it will be to see young children in the White House again.

31 10 2008
Jo Ann Staff Wrench Palin

jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin (06:35:34) :
Jo Ann: Alaska now requires a special election to fill a vacancy. No more governor appointments.

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (06:35:48) :
Jo Ann.. begich is starting to pull ahead quite a bit.. it currently looks like teddy won’t win, so we don’t have to worry about barbie.

Thanks guys–this is a relief! The closer this gets, the more paranoid I become!

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Marty

I wonder how long it will take for all of the ethics violations to be sorted out when she gets back to AK?? It will take years.

And Bristol’s wedding?? Will that be held in the Gov’s Mansion and will Alaskans foot the bill??

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Bobg

I live in Somerset, PA – is that close to you? Very redneck county here . . . so you can bet I would crawl to the poll . . . .

31 10 2008
A Fan From Chicago

@Susie in Jersey 5:40:56

A Chicago Sun-Times columnist says this morning that Obama and Biden will not appear on stage Tuesday till sometime after California polls close (10 Chicago time) and if it’s still up in the air then, even later.

Based on past experiences, the networks will also probably be reluctant to call it till all polls are closed.

But there will be no denying the map. Eastern Time Zone states that will give us a really good idea of where things are headed earlier will be Florida, Virginia and possibly North Carolina.

If all three are Blue we’re headed for a good night. If it’s Florida and one of the other, same story.

This assumes that all votes will be counted and panicked, sinister Republicans don’t starting screwing with the machines in other states to make up for it.

Not out of the question.

31 10 2008
diane

Seen yesterday on the car in front of mine:

Obama-Biden
Two Brains Are Better Than None

31 10 2008
AnnaBanana

Interesting article in Newsweek titles – Election Addiction – http://www.newsweek.com/id/166535
It asks the question – how will political junkies handle the withdrawal after Tuesday.

Interesting to think about. I am sure I will get more work done and be able to grow back my finger nails

To the poster looking for the Joe the Plumber Going Rogue link – check out The Daily Show segment from Wednesday called “Goin’ Rogue”. The Joe the Plumber part about midway through is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=189759&title=Goin'-Rogue

31 10 2008
Bobg

Marty & Grammy-I live in Harford County about a mile and a half from Joppatown. I worked in North East, Md. in Cecil County until about 2 weeks ago. I’m working from my home office now. I retired 7 years ago and haven’t stopped since.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Good for you AKM! I have noticed in most of the Alaskan Obama rallies that there have been a severe lack of official Obama campaign signs! Alaska has been underserved!

I hope President Obama (yes, I said it!!! Sounds good.) comes to Alaska to thank all of the hard working wonderful Alaskans who have worked so hard on his behalf. I have been struck by the tenacity of all the folks up there with their beautiful homemade signs for our man.

They deserve a taste of the real thing!

AKM you are an inspiration to many. Keep it up – as only you can do!

31 10 2008
Epic

Susie in Jersey

All you have to do is, when you see that Barack has taken Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, all of New England and Georgia, you add the California, Oregon and Washington State EVs to that and there you are!

No further waiting or worrying required.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Good Morning Mudpups!

I’m having quite a laugh fest at the way the McCoward/Falin campaign is “ramping” it up! All lies all the time! All nasty all the time! Sounding desperate all the time!

Wasn’t Obama GREAT with Rachel? He is just so calm and soothing to listen to.

FOUR MORE DAYS!!

31 10 2008
MJC

Tired Mom (VA):

I’m with you all the way my Sister Mudpuppie!

I’ve always known that the Polls would be close at the very end. After all, they were close in the Primarys with Hillary. Obama has always said that the polls would be close as well.

Yesterday, I watched Rick Sanchez’s segment on CNN about election fraud. He had an expert show how easily the chips in the electronic voting machine can be manipulated by replacing them with chips that are pre-set to calculate a percentage of the votes cast to go to the other candidate.

But whatever the outcome, I am so proud to support and vote for this man who has shown tremendous character, integrity, and dignity throughout all of the nasty attacks thrown at him by McCain and Palin.

Obama and his wife reflect more christian characteristics and values than the other side, who have no qualms about using “God” as a weapon of fear. I can’t imagine how many times he has had to turn the other cheek. Obama is a Peacemaker, and he lives the 2nd greatest Commandment which is “Love thy Neighbor.”

31 10 2008
Melissa

Remember, depending on where you live, you will need to set your clocks back an hour.

31 10 2008
Melissa

I don’t know if I want to SNL tomorrow night, but I suppose I can see what people say about the show at around 10 pm.

31 10 2008
PaulaOKC

Is there hope for Oklahoma? MSNBC just had a report about early voting starting today and the longs are really long. The reporter said that no one really wanted to say if they were Democrat or Republican but that the ones that did are for Obama and to top that off there are quite a few Obama supporters! Alot of the voters said they haven’t voted in a olong time because they haven’t had someone they wanted to support. So that’s the good news from OK; now with more than 200,000 more Democrats than Republicans.

31 10 2008
MJC

Hi Priscilla Wasilla Palin. Thanks for the slideshow! Very encouraging.

31 10 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Goalie.. I can’t wait for it to be over..

And yes, I think you’re right.. 100% lie mode. Sounds like Faux news, all lies, all the time..

i think the saddest part of this election is that in effect, Obama has been running uncontested, yet it’s amazing how many people still think that mcloser is actually acceptable.

And msnbc is reporting a us preditor attack in pakistan.. maybe that’s W’s November surprise.. Going to war in syria and pakistan..

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@PaulaOKC

I’m a native Oklahoman! I lived in OKC when Oklahoma used vote Democratic most of the time.

Have faith Paula. I think there are really going to be some big surprises in lots of “red” states. The long lines of voters are a great indication – I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (06:32:11) :
eeeeuuuuu… he was wiping his face with some stinky old hankerchief..

I have seen the last couple of times he was on tv – Larry King interview, etc – and he is constantly wiping his nose – with the back of his hand! On tv!

@Susie in Jersey (06:44:08) :
@jwa-Cheney Hussein Palin (06:26:57) :

Michelle is probably more qualified to be VP than Sarah, but imagine her as First Lady!

I was just thinking this morning how nice it will be to see young children in the White House again.

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It’ll be beautiful to have a loving and caring family in the WH!

The IHT had a huge front page article with a huge photo of Michelle on Tuesday’s International Herald Tribune entitled “Tryout for a new role”. A beautiful article about how smart, charming, warm, hard-working, confident she is. It says that as First Lady she’ll focus first on her family, then on issues facing women and military spouses as well as taking on National Service.
It is a beautiful article and when I first saw it and saw the size of the photo I thought “This paper already has her pegged as the First Lady and is treating her as such. Yummy!

31 10 2008
JT

This morning I heard on the news that “Joe the Plumber” was working and that a new survey showed 50% thought Obama would raise their taxes, and it was less than that for McCain.

Are Americans really that stupid? I don’t get it. Joe the Plumber is such a fake, obvious opportunist, and suddenly he is the beloved GOP poster boy?? I really don’t get it.

Someone…TALK ME DOWN!!!

31 10 2008
Ripley_6 AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Ooooohhhhh!! Seems as if VECO is talking…. let’s hope they bring up SWWNBN’s fraudulent dealings….. OOOohhhhhh!!! See ADN website

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Back atcha Marty.

I can’t wait for the finish line either. My stomach is in knots. I don’t sleep well.
I cringe and the sound of either of them and I am continually sickened by how EASILY they lie over and over and over.

FOUR MORE and counting each and every second!

Big hug to you Marty. We will get through this and we will prevail!

31 10 2008
ENOUGHwiththetrainwreck

oh my goodness — this video is so wonderful – such a talented operatic voice – what a cool couple………….

there are other videos by this couple and her children………..i recommend all of them. stillHARDrock palin

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (06:09:24) :

I’m sure Faux News will be milking this for all it’s worth.

http://www.drudgereport.com/flashopp.htm
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The McCain camp did the same thing!

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Actually, we sit here and wonder how so many people can believe everything that McSleezy and his rabid sidekick say – well, it confirms my brother’s theory that a large percentage of Americans never watch or listen to news programs and never read a newspaper. How they got swept up into the election I don’t know (free beer and hotdogs?), but there you have it. They are no where to be found when a Fact Check or Truth Squad comes out, when lies are debunked or to see themselves on tv after being interviewed while standing in line to see a Palin rally to see how low, despicable and racist they really sound.

31 10 2008
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31 10 2008
Brother Meat Hussein

Muddies, forgive me if this has been posted, I got it as an email a few minutes ago. McCain’s cousins have endorsed Obama.
Enjoy:

http://keystoneprogress.blogspot.com/2008/10/mccains-cousin-endorses-obama.html

31 10 2008
Mississippi for Obama

found you through http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com
Helen and Margaret friends for 60 years
I love waking up to her blogs….day 4 leading up to Tues. Since October 08 this website has been viewed by over 700,000 people from the US and around the world.
I started reading the Anchorage newspaper to try and get an insight from the people of Alaska about the election. To me Palin would leave McCain in the dust in a minute if it suited her, she is ruthless and dangerous. wen she comes back to Alaska please please keep her there.

31 10 2008
Brother Meat Hussein

Drat, I’m spam today. I’ll try again.

McCain’s cousins have endorsed Obama.

.http://keystoneprogress.blogspot.com/2008/10/mccains-cousin-endorses-obama.html

31 10 2008
Jennifer in MT

Hi Mudpuppies! First time poster, long time lurker here.

Yesterday my husband and I submitted our early votes in Lake County, Montana. We were surprised by the number of people in the little room where the elections office is located. There was by no means a long line (it is Montana after all) but there was a constant stream of people coming in to vote.

We asked the clerk how things were going, she told us that in the 2004 election they only had 700 early voters, this year they have had over 4,000 ballots returned! I’m so proud of the number of people actually getting off their laurels this election and voting, even if they may not be voting for my choice.

31 10 2008
MJC

Palin Opposes McCain On Defense Cuts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/31/palin-opposes-mccain-on-d_n_139617.html

** DOES SHE EVEN HAVE A CLUE?

31 10 2008
Lacy Lady

I still have my yard sign, but I will bring it into the house tonight, as there will be a lot of “tricks or treaters” out tonight. I got my obama button in the mail yesterday, and I am soooo happy about that.
The Fox News people are getting desperate putting garbage out. It is piling up and the land fill is overflowing. Maybe they can put all the excess in one of the deep holes Mcshame & Barbie have dug.
I will be so happy when Tues arrives. My household duties and Christmas knitting have taken a backseat —way too long.
My Missouri friends went to the Obama Rally in Columbia, Missouri last night. They e-mailed me at midnight to tell me they had a great time. Only problem was that a too tall man was in front of them, so they had to watch on the large screen. Our Iowa Gov called me yesterday to say that Obama would be in Des Moines, Iowa today. He will speak at 11:00 a.m. CST. I wish I could attend, but Des Moines is 100 miles north of our small town. I know the traffic will be more than I can deal with. But I will watch on WHO news, and feel he is very close.—My Grandson is putting on a musical tomorrow night at our local High School. Hopefully, I can get lost in the music to calm me down.
COUNTING THE HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Something you must watch that is hysterical. The Colbert Report – sorry I can’t give the link on my computer – of Oct 30 last night. Watch the brilliant segment called “The DaColbert Code” in which he predicts the election using the DaColbert Code.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

I just donated again to the Obama campaign. They are choosing 5 people to attend the Election Night Event.

Of course I never win anything, but it still feels good because I know my money is for a great cause!

For some strange reason, I have been receiving emails for my email address I use here from the campaign, but it’s not the address I use for my donations and MYBO website.

31 10 2008
bPoint

October surprise…Vanity Fair getting the facts

http://www.courthousenews.com/2008/10/20/McCainAccident.pdf

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Which one of our muddies hosted an aide for the Obama team? Sorry, CRS is not my friend but certainly seems to be an unwanted companion. I’m sure you posted about your experience- could you please point me in that direction? I’d love to experience it vicariously. Thanks!

The View looks b-o-r-i-n-g today. Lucky for me I opted to bathe the pooches (a MUCH needed chore) instead of inversting my time.

31 10 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

i have a 86 year old neighbor (I will not be telling her how to vote)…..she is so sweet….i taked with her yesterday…….she said she really did not like mcsame….but once palin was on the ticket ……that did it for her because she is prolife……..i prefer pro BIRTH………people like mcsame and palin are not pro life or else we would not be in these wars…….

31 10 2008
Lulu

Happy Halloween, Mudflatters. It’s going to be one scarrrrry weekend for McCain-Palinites, as Obama-Bideners will be out in full force and THERE ARE SO MANY MORE OF US….Boo to you, too, Joe/Sam the Plumber, or whoever you are pretending to be today….(“Joe the Author,” “Joe the Singer,” “Joe the No-Show”–he’s a variety show already.)

31 10 2008
AKMOM

1- Was her son given the option of jail or service? Is that why he is in Iraq?
answer – Track wasn’t involved in the bus incident. He joined the Army on his own. He is in Iraq cause his unit from Fairbanks is there.

2 -If Stevens wins on Nov. 5th, I know it does not look good, and does not step aside and then gets removed by the Senate, could/would Palin put herself in the Senate for more “national experience”?
Answer – No she can not appoint anyone. (Thank God!) After Frank appointed Lisa there was a law passed about this.
AS 15.40.140. Condition and Time of Calling Special Election.
When a vacancy occurs in the office of United States senator or United States representative, the governor shall, by proclamation, call a special election to be held on a date not less than 60, nor more than 90, days after the date the vacancy occurs. However, if the vacancy occurs on a date that is less than 60 days before or is on or after the date of the primary election in the general election year during which a candidate to fill the office is regularly elected, the governor may not call a special election.

4 More days! GO OBAMA!! ALASKA needs the CHANGE!

31 10 2008
knife pile palin

add babysittergate to the list

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Jamie- just watched DaColbert Code. ROFL Emmy material! Also watched *The Music Man* clip. VERY entertaining dude.

31 10 2008
Bobg

AK MOM-As a vet I am appalled that our leaders would allow Palin’s son in Iraq. I’m sure that our enemies there are actively looking for him. Think of the propaganda coup they would have if they captured him and executed him on TV. If she has allowed this for political gain she is even more scary than I thought.

31 10 2008
Lacy Lady

Wizard_of_Washington.wmv (9.87MB) (Windows video)
Don’t know if this will work—but it is very clever.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

OT: But this is freakin ridiculous! How can people have to wait that long to vote! All the Election Officials need to be voted out!!! They knew there would be record turnout, and yet they are not prepared for the record breaking numbers of registered voters!!!

31 10 2008
rf11 in FL

disenchanted tore (03:59:39) :

Joe the (fake) plumber/the country singer/the guest rally speaker/the philosopher/the idiot is sure making his rounds for someone who was so pi$$ed off to be thrown into the spotlight. I worry about the many pipes that are being neglected in Ohio because of his heavy schedule. Then again since he (and his boss) have been outed that NEITHER of them have a license, maybe it’s for the best, yeah? But he may turn out to be a good guy after all; maybe he’ll throw a beef ‘n beer on Palin’s behalf (complete with LIVE country music) to help defray the mounting traveling expenses that are currently being absorbed by Alaska.

________________________________________________________________

If you don’t mind, I’m going to copy your post to my dad. He and I have had a running email going about Joe the P, and Dad will enjoy your humor.

Speaking of Palin going home, did anyone else read that they returned about a 1/3 of her new designer wardrobe, and another 1/3 have not been worn yet.
Does anybody believe this?

31 10 2008
MJC

How Electronic Voting Machines Could Steal Our Democracy

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-kim/how-electronic-voting-mac_b_139441.html

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Just donated to the Begich campaign – hope PA dollars will help!

31 10 2008
AKMOM

Bobg I have to agree with you. I was surprised that any of the candidates children are there. Track is there as is Beau Biden, and I think one of McCain’s boys. And it’s not just them in higher danger but their unit as well.
BTW – Thank you for your service. My dad was in the AF for 21years.

31 10 2008
phoebe

Just a little mean thought four days before the election. I think I’m starting to feel a little resentful for all the stress, lies & gimmicks the repubs have put us through. Saw an ad on tv yesterday for Mr Clean & thought ….that’s who “Joe the Plumber” reminds me of. Also, I realize that a $150,000 clothes expense is quite excessive, but I beginning to be able to spot her “Out of the Closet” wardrobe & a few new threads were not a bad idea.

31 10 2008
ColoradoHusseinGal

I received the following email from Begich’s campaign this morning:

Since Ted Stevens’ conviction on 7 felony counts his campaign and the Alaska Republican Party have been scrabbling to come up with a “Plan B” to win Tuesday’s election. Republicans are now telling Alaskans to vote for Stevens in order to have him win and then, if he’s expelled from the Senate, they can run another Republican in a special election!

We need to counter this negative message that the Alaska Republican Party is sending to voters. We have a new ad on TV and we need to raise $25,000 by Monday to keep the ad on the air through Election Day.

Watch our new ad and donate $25, $50, $100 or more today to help us keep it on the air!

https://donate.begich.com/page/contribute/planb

The Alaska Republican Party spokesman, McHugh Pierre, has said:

“If there’s going to be any opportunity for people to vote for a conservative candidate in the future, people have to vote for Stevens now. Otherwise we have Mark Begich. We want folks to remember that Alaska can’t afford to have a Democratic supermajority in the Senate.”
(New York Times, October 28 2008)
We cannot allow Republicans to use this despicable strategy. Take a stand against the Republicans dirty tactics today!

Watch our new ad and contribute whatever you can to help keep it on the air.

The Republicans new plan is not what is best for Alaska, it is what is best for their party. Their hunger for power is exactly what has led to corruption investigations and convictions at all levels of Alaska’s government, including Ted Stevens.

If the Republicans steal this election, who knows who they will put into the race. A possible outcome would be Sarah Palin running for the expelled Stevens’ seat in a special election!

The voters of Alaska, not the Republican Party, need to decide the outcome of this election. Donate today to help us win next Tuesday!

31 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Mollys Mum (04:08:14) :

I just had a thought. In the last 8 weeks Sarah has become accustomed to a certain “style” of living–being jetted everywhere on a private plane, getting to wear, if not own, fancy duds, throngs of adoring crowds all over the country—she is on her way back to AK to vote in a couple of days and then when the election is over, I wonder if she’s aware that the Repubs will pull the plug immediately?? LOL. There she’ll be in AK just getting ready for evening cocktails when the election is called for Obama. Will she go back to McCain HQ? Unlikely. Who will pay her way? It’ll be like Cinderella when the clock strikes midnight and all her finery evaporates. Can you imagine THAT postpartum funk?

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Molly, don’t forget that Palin has charged our brethren in AK a per diem travel expense for sleeping in her own bed for over 300 nights, and she has also charged AK taxpayers $55,000. in travel expenses for her children and husband.

Before it’s all said and done, I’ll bet you that the citizens of Wasilla contributed to the building of her house – the one that Todd and “his buddies” built, (at the same time that the hockey rink was being built by contractors who were Palin contributors.)

It will be interesting to see what happens to her AK gravy train when she returns home.

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

rf11 – and don’t forget the big wedding for Bristol that Alaskans will probably have to pay for.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

disenchanted tore (07:49:42) :

Which one of our muddies hosted an aide for the Obama team? Sorry, CRS is not my friend but certainly seems to be an unwanted companion. I’m sure you posted about your experience- could you please point me in that direction? I’d love to experience it vicariously. Thanks!
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I am! A very nice young man from Arkansas. He started in Boston, then Cincinati, next was Austin and now here in New Mexico. He arrived last Saturday and will be here through the 5th or 6th to help close down offices.

He’s working hard all day everyday. He is 26 and graduated from the University of Arkansas and is entering law school next year. Wants to be an environmental lawyer.

We are having fun introducing him to our local cuisine….

I’m not a phone caller or door knocker, so this was my way of doing my part for the dedicated “ground troops”!

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Bobg (08:07:04) :

AK MOM-As a vet I am appalled that our leaders would allow Palin’s son in Iraq. I’m sure that our enemies there are actively looking for him. Think of the propaganda coup they would have if they captured him and executed him on TV. If she has allowed this for political gain she is even more scary than I thought.
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Boy am I thick. My mind would never have gone there on it’s own – thanks for educating me to widen my eyes regarding every thing Palin. Scary doesn’t even cover it……..

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (05:45:00) :
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Polls close at 8 in CA. But all Obama needs at the point they start counting CA is 215 EV.

31 10 2008
Erin

Check out http://www.workingmother.com for insight on Alaska and Palin, and her clothes.

31 10 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

Ok. I made my donation to the cause and sent the following to the Begich campaign in response to their thank you letter:

Dear Alaskans for Begich,

Although I am happy to help defeat corruption everywhere, you should know that I learned about your campaign and current funding need from the Mudflats blog. If you ever get a chance to give a shout out to the Mudflats crew – and especially to AKMuckraker – I hope you will do so. Mudflats has brought us together, seen us through some hard times and kept us sane! Now if only we could all stay away from the chocolate, chips and brews of your choice! I think the nation will go on a collective diet when this is all over!

Good luck – I’ll be watching the results on Nov 4th and crossing my fingers for you.
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Good job with the sign, AKM and spouse!

31 10 2008
MJC

Florida GOP County Chair: Help!Black People are Voting!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/31/54758/404/148/647683

**THIS OUGHT TO MAKE YOU SMILE🙂

31 10 2008
rf11 in FL

MJC (06:08:15) :

Palin vows to balance budget in first term — 10 days after campaign says it’s nearly impossible.

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/10/30/palin-balanced-budgets/

***THIS WOMEN IS A COMPLETE JOKE! I HOPE THE OBAMA CAMP JUMPS ON THIS ONE QUICK!

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MJC, I totally agree with you. I am shocked every time I read an article about Palin possibly running in 2012. What?!?

I think the Obama campaign Palin strategy is to ignore Palin. They know that attacking her is so easy, but attacks also make some voters sympathetic to her.

Obama totally ignores Palin, which really makes her irrelevant.

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Goalie Sanka Palin in NM (08:24:14) :
Bobg (08:07:04) :

AK MOM-As a vet I am appalled that our leaders would allow Palin’s son in Iraq. I’m sure that our enemies there are actively looking for him. Think of the propaganda coup they would have if they captured him and executed him on TV. If she has allowed this for political gain she is even more scary than I thought.
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Boy am I thick. My mind would never have gone there on it’s own – thanks for educating me to widen my eyes regarding every thing Palin. Scary doesn’t even cover it……..

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One of two scenarios : either she knows that once it was known that Prince Harry was in Afganistan he was forced to head home to GB to keep both him and his unit from being targets so she hopes that if she mentions it enough her son will be brought home. Then she can still claim her son’s patriotism while having him safe at home (maybe blaming the Dems for forcing her son home) OR as you say, she doesn’t really care about her son’s safety or takes it for granted and she uses it to her political advantage.
You must notice that both Biden and McCain are very quiet and discreet about their sons in Iraq – for security reasons and because they are more discreet anyway – but as for SP, her son’s being in Iraq is on her list of her own qualifications for office right up there with her teen daughter keeping her baby, SP’s PTA experience and being so close to Russia.

31 10 2008
rf11 in FL

Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin (08:20:55) :

rf11 – and don’t forget the big wedding for Bristol that Alaskans will probably have to pay for.

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Grammy, you’re right. Plus, we need to add Palin’s bilking of the AK taxpayers for things that we don’t even know about (yet).

31 10 2008
rf11 in FL

I saw a great t-shirt at the Obama rally on Wednesday:

1/20/09
THE END OF AN ERROR!

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Today, as it’s “casual Friday” I’ve got my Obama-Biden shirt on. However, I’ve been told by two people that I am not allowed to wear this to work. My response: too bad, my right to free speech.

At lunchtime I went out to the grocery store. While standing on line an older man said to me “well, I guess I know who you are voting for and my vote will cancel yours. You know, he’s too close to those terrorists.”

I said to him that Obama had no ties to terrorists and that Sarah Palin scared the sh** out of me. Unfortunately, by that time the man’s prescription was being delivered and he was paying for it.

Had I not had to get back to work, I would have hung around to talk to him further to see if I could dissuade him…

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

This just in:

http://www.JuneauEmpire.com (only paper in Juneau, AK)

JUST ENDORSED MC LAME!

What a crock.

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

MJC (08:31:38) :

Florida GOP County Chair: Help!Black People are Voting!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/31/54758/404/148/647683

**THIS OUGHT TO MAKE YOU SMILE
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Smile a little at the thought of the big turnout. Frown a little at the thought that the guy could say such things, and apparently believe that others will too. Slap forehead at the thought that the moron would send it out in a traceable email when he’s the county party chair. Pick jaw up from floor at his “apology” for being “misinterpreted”.

31 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!! justaskin

rf11 in FL (0
Oh wait,..you left out the $1000 per day for her ‘assistant’/travelling babysitter!
So far, that’s another $70K or so on the Ak Taxpayer tab!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin (08:49:18) :
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A crock indeed. The reasoning in the endorsement sounds like it was written by Palin. Also.

31 10 2008
Augie

Happy Friday all, and welcome to all first time posters.

The only thing that’s going to get me through the next few days is looking forward to one of the all-time greatest moments in American politics. That is, of course, when Barack Obama is declared the next president of the United States.
The second best moment………
when Grampy and Frostbite Barbie give their concession speech!!!

31 10 2008
scottish-mud-fan

I think you guys will enjoy this article from the BBC correspondent Matt Frei
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/world_news_america/7701053.stm
Here’s a quote:
“I have had it with the whiz bang maps that swell or splinter on touching.

They are beginning to haunt my usually pleasant dreams.

I am drowning in the fractions and decimals of swing counties and swing states, making me feel like a deranged Russell Crowe surrounded by frantic equations in A Beautiful Mind.

I can no longer hear another speech or see another TV ad.

And yes, I hope that Joe the plumber, Tito the roofer and Guy the pollster talk to Fred the FBI agent and disappear into a witness protection programme for a few months.

I hear Alaska is a great place to hide.

It is time to curl up under a blanket, hug a hot water bottle and reflect on what has happened and what may happen.”

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

knikgoose-maybe Joe the Shmoe will host TWO beef n’ beers for the Ice Princess to cover those costs as well. McShame can’t afford her.

Joe’s publicist has told him to get in all of the pictures he can with His Hotness (hotmess?).

rf11- help yourself. Hope he gets a good chuckle.

Stepping away to watch the Phillies victory parade. I swear I saw my daughter (THAT dot) in the crowd! 🙂

31 10 2008
Cartoon Pig Dog

Thanks to everyone that posted links to the videos and comedy on here, makes my day go by much easer. I loved both of CCs shows last night (Daily show and Colbert). I thought any of you who haven’t heard this one yet would like it, it’s a song called “Vote Barack”, it’s very funny and at the same time (sadly, lol) very true. I can’t remember where I got it from but I have it on my site (you can click on my name) and I have it in my blogs on Myspace here:
(if the link don’t work, just copy and paste it, for a good laugh at the truth)

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=138399617&blogID=444837926&Mytoken=D11B3D9B-466B-4F0E-8535FD8DF3D54FD618834625

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

You seem to forget – or not to know – just how big the Cracker (our version of the Redneck) population is in Florida. And don’t discount the elderly white population of which some may have visions of blacks jumping them in parking lots. The e-mail sent by the Hillsborough County Repug Party Chairman is disgusting and racist and no one allowed in politics should get away with something like this, but it may actually and sadly have an effect on some.

31 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

I just watched the McPalin ad in which Barack Obama praises Joe Lieberman and John mccain for their work to fight global warming. As an Independent, this ad really confused me when at the end john mccain’s voice came on and said, “I am John mccain and i endorse this campaign.” My thought was, “thanks, John! i knew obama was a good guy that is willing to give his opponent’s credit when he believes they have done something right and admirable. you gave me one more reason to help me convince other independents to vote for Barack Obama for President.”
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Is the McPalin campaign a bunch of idiots, or what? Hasn’t anybody told them that they can not win this campaign with just the base?

31 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

There she goes again that Sarah Palin- walking that fine line between “maverick” and “wack job.”

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Good morning all,

Attn: Mudflatters in SW Wisc, NE Ind, SW Mich come to Chicago this Sunday.
Mudstock II

http://www.themudflats.net/forum/index.php/topic,2924.0.html

31 10 2008
Big Al from Las Vegas

If John mccain claims he is running an admirable campaign free of racism, why is he campaigning with that new skinhead sidekick of his that they refer to as “Joe the plumber?”

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Whoopsie, that should be SE Wisc. My mitay. Who cares come on SW Wisc. you can overnight here, free lodging.🙂

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Let’sGetReal for “That One” I have not been able to get tickets to the Obama/Biden rally yet either. Still worken on it, I figure either way, for this once in a lifetime event, I am there!

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

strangelet Hussein

“After a lifetime of service, Sen. Ted Stevens needs to call forth his energy for one final sacrifice for Alaskans.

He needs to step down.”

Well, at least (amazingly) the Juneau Empire didn’t ENDORSE Uncle Ted – that would’ve been the outside limit. The reasons for McLame were outrageously WEAK, to the point of being pitiful. I feel ill . . . Juneau is about an even split between Dems & Repugs, I can’t believe the Empire didn’t stay neutral . . .

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

MJC (08:31:38) :

Florida GOP County Chair: Help!Black People are Voting!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/10/31/54758/404/148/647683

**THIS OUGHT TO MAKE YOU SMILE
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What will he do when the Hispanic, Asian, and other minorities turn out in record numbers!

WE ARE ONE!!! Asian, Black, Hispanic, White, Purple, Blue….we all will live and die!

He is pathetic!!!

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

From the Juneau Empire’s endorsement of McLame, pathetic, where have they been for the past two months??

The biggest difference between McCain and Obama boils down to the one characteristic our next president must have, and that is experience. McCain has it and Obama doesn’t. Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, has experience, and McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, hasn’t nearly as much as Biden. Next Tuesday, however, we’re not electing running mates. We’re electing the man who will lead our country for the next four years, perhaps beyond.

McCain has faced much criticism in this campaign for being angry, impatient and quick to call a spade a spade. He’s not, however, being criticized for people not knowing where he stands on issues. On those matters he’s quite clear.

The biggest knocks on Obama are that, although he serves in the U.S. Senate, he just doesn’t have the breadth and depth of experience that McCain does, particularly with respect to foreign affairs. There’s no arguing that.

The Democrats’ most resounding criticism of McCain has been his choice of Palin, the governor of our great state for the past two years. As with Obama, Palin’s critics are quick to label Palin as a small-town soccer mom who knows nothing of national politics and even less about foreign affairs. But she does have more practical, on-the-job experience than Obama does.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (09:17:52) :

Let’sGetReal for “That One” I have not been able to get tickets to the Obama/Biden rally yet either. Still worken on it, I figure either way, for this once in a lifetime event, I am there!
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I will be there in spirit, unfortunately I am in red state, TX.

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

To AKM awesome spouse. One of my core beliefs; as Red Green says “If women don’t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.”

Final Days!!! Living In sanity rather than Living Insanity…
I am trying to stay sane in these final days. I honestly believe an overlooked factor with all of the polls is they do not take into account people who only have cell phones and no land line. I don’t know anyone under 35 that has a land line anymore.

http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/are_polls_skewed_because_many_people_only.html

Also MSM doesn’t like blow outs, they would much rather have a close race as it this keeps everyone tuned in, and buying newspapers, visiting websites. I think a blowouts a comin.

Happy Halloween!
When you open your door and see a kid dressed as SP, SCREAM!!! And tell them how absolutely scarey they are.

31 10 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

In five days, the 2nd biggest thrill for me (#1 is watching Obama win) will be not having to listen to Bible Spice’s annoyingly grating and shrill voice anymore.
I CAN’T WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Let’sGetReal for “That One” I know. I felt bad last night when I saw that 24%of Texans think Barack is a Muslim, yikes! Either way can they say “President Obama?”

If I had any money, I would fly you up fro sure.

31 10 2008
Bobg

Please…please…whoever is running the store in Iraq. Get those “celebrities” out of Iraq. The only thing it can do is to harm our efforts there. There is absolutely nothing to gain by having them there. It could possibly get several other troops killed.

31 10 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

OK, I have to run, bbl.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Mudpup’s this cheers me!

Gallup Daily
Gallup Daily: Obama’s Lead Widens Some on All Bases

Barack Obama holds an eight percentage point lead over John McCain among “traditional likely voters” — 51% to 43% — his largest margin to date using this historical Gallup Poll voter model.

31 10 2008
Off Topic

Off Topic:

I just saw Bristol carrying her baby, Trig. How far along is she supposed to be, now?

She was about 5 months along they said about 2 months ago, right? So, she must be 6.5 7.5 month at least right?

Is she showing like a woman who is that far along? Does she look different than when mommy announced she was pregnant?

Just wondering

31 10 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@Off Topic:

I just saw Bristol carrying her baby, Trig. How far along is she supposed to be, now?


Where did you see her?

31 10 2008
DeMo

Off Topic said(09:42:43) :

Off Topic:

I just saw Bristol carrying her baby, Trig. How far along is she supposed to be, now?
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That’s not Bristol. Willow and Piper have been on the campaign trail all along and that was Willow, I believe. Bristol has spent the campaign, other than the convention, in AK. Isn’t it nice how her mother has been there for her during such a tumultuous time in her life? Family values!

31 10 2008
Badfinger

To anyone and everyone who gushes over “Sarah the Liar’s” abilities I would ask you—How many of you would flock to “Sarah the Stockbroker” with your life savings? I mean she has presented herself as capable of leading this country. Are you really willing to allow her to have control of our Nuclear arsenal. Are you really convinced that a person who said she believes that man has walked with the Dinosaurs is a legitimate choice to lead this nation. Think about this real hard before you make your choice. That choice is much easier than your willing to admit.

31 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!! justaskin

Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin (08:49:18) :

This just in:

http://www.JuneauEmpire.com (only paper in Juneau, AK)

JUST ENDORSED MC LAME!

What a crock.
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May be the State still be owes money on the renovations “Todd” endorsed on that Governor’s mansion ,…what was it? $50,000. – and they’re afraid they won’t get paid.
I can’t see a newspaper not recognizing a sociopath when they see one.

Except that maybe they truly believe Palin can get them out of this loans mess they’re in (note link) OR that the owners (Morris) are die-hard repugs:
Newspaper companies renegotiating debt agreements with lenders:
• MORRIS PUBLISHING GROUP LLC – The publisher of 13 daily newspapers from Florida to Alaska (including the Juneau Empire) agreed to pay high interest rates and meet other conditions in exchange for lenders relaxing financial targets for nearly a year. The company had $417 million in debt as of June 30.”
http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101408/sta_343946207.shtml

Head Office is in Georgia, and the company serves mainly South-eastern US.
http://www.morris.com/divisions/morris_publishing_group/index.shtml

Could be this is the only chance the company has to make waves before they go bankrupt? Or, maybe the decision came from head office and not from the editor?

31 10 2008
SE_Idaho_Reader

To MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina (02:53:30) :

Yes , I am an Idaho mudpuppy!

I don’t know about voter polls, but the Idaho Statesman in Boise reported this week that Idaho high school students “buck state trend, pick Obama in mock election”

http://www.idahostatesman.com/idahopolitics/story/551082.html

This is quite extraordinary, and seems to have embarrassed the Idaho Secretary of State, whose office organized the mock election.

Recall that Idaho has five candidates competing for Larry Craig’s seat in Congress, one of whom legally changed his name to Pro-Life.

You think Alasky is wacky? Take a good look at Ideehoe!

31 10 2008
strangelet Hussein

A couple of random thoughts about Uncle Ted.

It’s not surprising that he still has substantial support in AK. He’s a fixture of life there. Also (heh), Senatorial staffs work to fix things for constituents. I don’t mean anything illegal or unethical, just intervening with the various bureaucracies when needed. Ted has been Senator for about 2000 weeks. If his staff has helped, say, 10 folks a week, that would mean that they’ve directly helped maybe 10% of all Alaskan families. People tend to be grateful for such assistance, even though it is really just part of the Senatorial job.

There is also the widespread belief that “they all do it”, even though “they all” don’t actually violate the law. And there is also party loyalty. I’ll be honest: if Alan Cranston had run for Senator from CA in 1992, I would have voted for him, despite his Keating 5 censure. I liked Cranston, and I damn sure would never have voted for Bruce Herschensohn. Luckily, Mark Begich does not appear to be as polarizing a figure as Hershensohn.

So, it’s not surprising that Ted has support, and it’s reasonable that his remaining supporters are pretty intense — many of them are committed to him personally, and others are committed Republicans who can’t be very happy about the recent polling trends.

As to Ted being allowed to vote in this election, I think it’s fine, as long as the same principle is applied to other convicted-but-not-yet-sentenced-felons-who-have-not-exhausted-their-appeals. I generally favor letting people vote. In fact, I would be fine if felons were not disenfranchised. I understand the reasoning behind it — violating the social contract, etc. — but it’s never seemed like a critical issue to me, and it opens the door to the kinds of voter purges we’ve seen in Florida and elsewhere.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Mudpups this cheers me up! Besides 538.com this is the only other poll that I really pay attention to.

From Gallup Daily:

Obama’s lead widens some on all bases. Advances to 8-point lead among “traditional likely voters”. 51% to 43%

31 10 2008
knikgoose HUSSEIN!! justaskin

@Badfinger (09:51:12) :

To anyone and everyone who gushes over “Sarah the Liar’s” abilities I would ask you—How many of you would flock to “Sarah the Stockbroker” with your life savings? I mean she has presented herself as capable of leading this country.
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Considering she thought it perfectly ‘OK’ to keep Alaska Perm. Fund money invested in Darfur/Sudan, even though there was a hue and cry about it,…..

31 10 2008
disenchanted tore

Goalie Sanka- Thanks for the reply. What a thrill for you to be a part of the ground force end of it. I’m thinking that you don’t see a whole lot of him (everyone keeps mentioning the discipline of Obama’s campaign so I’m thinking that he does have a lot of idle time?) ? Hmmm, methinks this young man will have an opportunity to do something BIG in Obama’s second term as an environmental lawyer🙂.

DeMo- I hear what you’re saying but I’m also thinking (well, hoping) that the rest of family is more grounded than the maverick and Bristol is in a MUCH better place with real family support. And if Sarah had really been thinking about the welfare of her other kids, she would have left them home as well.

31 10 2008
Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein

I voted early in Pima County, AZ, this morning at the trailer in the Sacred Heart parking lot. I was 17th in line. It took 45 minutes to get in, which was real pleasant, chatting with an older couple and a young woman about various non-partisan things, including their visits to Alaska.
The poll worker with a laptop, finds my record and prints it out on a sticker label, sticks it on my envelope, which I sign and date.
We have a long paper ballot, and fill in ovals with a sharpie pen.
Then roll it up, put in envelope, seal, and into a slot in the wooden box.
On the ballot box, is a big bowl of Halloween candy.
Best Butterfinger I ever ate!🙂

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Praises for the Spouse with Chemical-Solvent Knowledge!!!

31 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh
31 10 2008
Eyes Wide Open in Pittsburgh

Latest undecided Poll results:

Why are you still undecided?

Need to see Bristol’s baby before making up my mind.

17.09%

I’m hoping to get interviewed by Jack Cafferty, because I find his rage sexually thrilling.

9.48%

57 debates wasn’t quite enough.

9.48%

Really want to vote for a black president, but waiting to see if an impressive black candidate jumps in.

5.01%

Confused about whether Obama is a marxist, a communist or a socialist.

17.49%

Have to decide on Kerry vs. Bush before I get to Obama vs. McCain.

11.15%

There are too many choices here.

9.15%

There’s an election going on?

21.16%

1498 People Answered

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Scrimshaw aka Sack Panther Hussein (10:01:36) :

Thanks for the slice of your life. Yummy and nutritious.

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Badfinger (09:51:12) :

To anyone and everyone who gushes over “Sarah the Liar’s” abilities I would ask you—How many of you would flock to “Sarah the Stockbroker” with your life savings?
++++++++++++++++

LOL.

Palin’s attention getting talent has been a net negative for McCain. Let’s vote and pray Sarah the Stockbroker doesn’t get a chance to learn with our SS money.

31 10 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

My FAVORITE Obama quote from Rachel Maddow last night:

“When did it become commonplace for selfishness to be a virtue”.

I love this man. Please keep him safe Lord. Please keep his beautiful wife and precious girls safe as well.

Can you hear the laughter and happiness in the WH again? Won’t it be joyous?
I cannot wait!

@Scrimshaw – Hey pass those Butterfingers around to everybody!!

31 10 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bobg (08:07:04) :

AK MOM-As a vet I am appalled that our leaders would allow Palin’s son in Iraq. I’m sure that our enemies there are actively looking for him.
+++++++++++++++++++

I thought about this, too. Ummm….also.

How about Biden’s son? Neither getting media made much sense to me. Maybe neither is on the frontlines if that matters. Still might put their comrades in even more danger than otherwise.

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Epic (06:57:36) :

Susie in Jersey

All you have to do is, when you see that Barack has taken Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, all of New England and Georgia, you add the California, Oregon and Washington State EVs to that and there you are!

No further waiting or worrying required.

~~

Yep, that’s the conclusion I arrived at too. I’m still going to be bleary eyed on Wednesday. I figure I’ll open my champagne at about midnight and toast Barack Obama and all those who worked so very hard to get him elected.

31 10 2008
Lin Hussein

Why would anyone vote for an 84 year old man for senator? On CNN there is a story where Stevens says: “I’m not going to step down. I have not been convicted. I have a case pending against me, and probably the worse case of prosecutorial … misconduct by the prosecutors that is known,” That’s insane!

31 10 2008
Susie in Jersey

Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Judith Warner’s opinion column in today’s NY Times:

http://warner.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/dont-worry-be-happy/

31 10 2008
megacephalus

KOS / Daily Kos !!!

AK-Sen, AK-AL: Tubes going down the tubes
by kos
Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 11:17:02 AM PDT

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 10/28-30. Likely voters. MoE 4% (10/14-16 results)

Senate

Stevens (R) 36 (46)
Begich (D) 58 (48)

House at-large district

Young (R) 44 (44)
Berkowitz (D) 53 (50)

The biggest tactical blunder of this election was Stevens pushing for a speedy trial. Had he not panicked post-indictment and held steady, campaigning at home, he may have pulled this off. The trends were definitely headed that direction. Instead, his conviction has made him dead man walking while giving the Democrats a boost in the House race as well. Wow, what drama! You can see the reason for the topline results in Stevens’ favorability numbers:

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Ted Stevens?

Favorable/Favorable:
Republicans: 65/34 (71/26)
Demcorats: 8/91 (15/81)
Independents: 37/62 (41/53)

That’s a net 14-point swing among Republicans, 17 points among Democrats, and 13 points among Independents. Kind of hard to recover from that, no matter how hilariously pathetic Stevens’ spin becomes:

With just four days before the election and Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens insisting he’s not a felon, the U.S. Senate race is white hot.

“I’ve not been convicted yet,” Stevens said Thursday in a meeting with the editorial board of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. “There’s not a black mark by my name yet, until the appeal is over and I am finally convicted, if that happens. If that happens, of course I’ll do what’s right for Alaska and for the Senate. … I don’t anticipate it happening, and until it happens I do not have a black mark.”

Stevens reiterated that position during a televised debate late Thursday night, declaring early in the give-and-take with Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich, “I have not been convicted of anything.”

Meanwhile, Palin is no longer the nation’s most popular governor. At least one — Arizona’s Janet Napolitano — sports better numbers. Full crosstabs, as usual, below the fold.

31 10 2008
Let'sGetReal for "That One"

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (09:36:04) :

Let’sGetReal for “That One” I know. I felt bad last night when I saw that 24%of Texans think Barack is a Muslim, yikes! Either way can they say “President Obama?”

If I had any money, I would fly you up fro sure.
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I had tried to find a hotel in DC for the inauguration, and will still do so, but I don’t want to jinx Obama. I’m kind of supersitious as well. Raised by my grand parents, mostly.

I have been looking at the rates though, and they are outrageous! I may have to stay in Fredricksburg and drive to DC. Can’t afford anything more than $100.00 per night, and plus I am driving from texas.

31 10 2008
Dianna

Mississippi for Obama (07:28:52) :
found you through http://margaretandhelen.wordpress.com
Helen and Margaret friends for 60 years
I love waking up to her blogs….day 4 leading up to Tues. Since October 08 this website has been viewed by over 700,000 people from the US and around the world.
I started reading the Anchorage newspaper to try and get an insight from the people of Alaska about the election. To me Palin would leave McCain in the dust in a minute if it suited her, she is ruthless and dangerous. wen she comes back to Alaska please please keep her there.

Hello! I didn’t think I’d see anyone on here from MS. That makes at least two of us.

31 10 2008
Lighthouse (Sport Grunt Hussein) CO

Eyes Wide Open:

23/6: Funny!

That’s just what I needed during my lunch break!

31 10 2008
megacephalus

And a VERY nice ‘thank you’ to all of you in AK from KOS:

Cookies for O2B campaigns
by kos
Fri Oct 31, 2008 at 11:00:04 AM PDT

Today, most of the O2B campaign offices will be receiving a huge basket of cookies and brownies (the biggest size) to give their volunteers a nice sugary boost heading into the weekend. The two exceptions are the Baker campaign, which will get theirs tomorrow (I missed the cutoff time), and Begich’s campaign which will get theirs Tuesday because Alaska is apparently on the other side of the world next to Putin’s rearing head.

I bought the baskets in the name of our wonderful community. These guys are working their butts off for a more progressive America, so let’s do what we can. If you’re near a campaign office, dropping off some food is always appreciated. And here on Daily Kos we’re out of time — today is the last fundraising day. So no more slacking because the deadline is upon us. Let’s give our great candidates one final push before we fully transition to GOTV mode.

Leave everything on the road.

AMEN! from Berlin…

31 10 2008
megacephalus

@ Let’sGetReal for “That One” (10:26:27) :

try ‘couchsurfing.com’… probably swamped [as I was here in Berlin], but who knows!

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Rapture-

(I am late to the party, as I was helping at the local Obama office- great people, awesome experience). Like your sister, I have gotten Repug emails, mostly from a good friend who has TB (True Believer) friends that send lies and other nonsense over email.

I started out sharing my research, then I reverted- I am a retired high school English teacher- to humor, sarcasm, and the mighty pen. My best one was in response to a prayer email, asking everyone to pray for a McCain win- hmm…no mention of Caribou Barbie…

Anyway, I sent back a prayer of my own, which began:

True Believers, let us gather today, joined by the Internet, and pray for the deliverance of all the unwitting dupes who believe the lies and hatred spewed from the mouths of Republicans. Let them know that these mouthpieces have been sent by Satan, to tempt us into darkness.

It was a fine prayer, filled with brimstone (copied from my visits to black Methodist churches)- and ended with an alleluia and amen. I must admit it was one of my better writings.

My friend-laughing so hard she almost wet her pants- forwarded it on.

It’s a pity; I haven’t received any more of those kind of emails lately-

31 10 2008
Cartoon Pig Dog

“that one”: I have been hoping to make it to the inauguration myself, if you get totally stuck in your attempts to find a place close enough to stay the night before give me a shoutout and feel welcome to borrow my couch for the night (I’m in PA but it’s only about a three hour drive to DC from here and I’m hoping to go down myself that day). Sorry, no guest room, I’m one of them poor hippie folks that doesn’t own seven houses that I forgot about, lol.

31 10 2008
Crunk Petrol Palin

For those of you hoping to come to DC on Jan 20th, there is no way you will find a reasonably priced room. Rooms in DC are ridiculous even when nothing is going on.

Though, for you elitists, the Ritz Carlton is offering a deal. You get 2 nights in the hotel, tickets to one of the balls and a car and driver for only $50,000! Get in on it before they sell out.

Seriously, I suggest that you try a hotel outside of DC but near the subway or train. Driving in DC will be impossible. It is so bad that federal employees have the day off to keep them out of downtown.

31 10 2008
CO Almost Native

Liz in Illinois-

Thanks for the link; Greenberg Research is a very reputable firm- I used some of their work when I was in grad school.

Glad to see someone is spreading the truth- wish it was picked up by networks and cable.

31 10 2008
katiebegood

I’ve been reading about people not stealing Obama yard signs but pasting a “S” over the “b” in Obama’s name.

Republicans are so vile. I recently signed up for an on-line dating service and I made sure to say in my intro that Republicans need not apply! There’s no way I could date a Republican. He would want to kill me on the very first date!

31 10 2008
Priscilla Wasilla Palin

Hi MJC.

Five Obama signs were stolen from our neighbors and us (in MO) Monday evening. We are bringing our new sign in at dusk now; it’s sort of like having a second dog.
If Peter Frampton is reading this, there are instructions for making a cheap sign alarm at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/10/18/222920/02 . The accompanying comments and photos are fun, too.

31 10 2008
Trini

Happy Halloweenie to all mudpuppies!

I’ve got the candy ready to hand out. I’m so thankful that parents escort their kids to trick-or-treat. It will give me the opportunity to tell them to vote for Obama!

Is it too paranoid of me to want to bring my camera into the voting booth to take a picture of my ballot? Must….stop….eating….candy!

31 10 2008
Grammy aka Commando Coalfire Palin

knikgoose

Thanks, I’ll bet it was the corporate hq that told them to endorse McLame – so I guess the hometown paper really isn’t afterall.

31 10 2008
Augie

I’m wondering if Tina Fey will also be making an appearance on SNL with McCain tomorrow night. Seems like they wouldn’t miss an opportunty like that, and with how well they mocked Palin to her face, here’s hoping they can show McCain to be as big a fool.

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Trini (10:46:52) :

Yesterday we all agreed we needed to switch from eating the Halloween candy to eating pie. Come on over to the pie side…😉

31 10 2008
Trini

@InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein (10:59:04)

Can I have a candy pie?

31 10 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

You betcha’! We did actually discuss that possibility yesterday. I think a lovely chocolate minty thing made with York peppermint patties would be lovely, but I haven’t gotten around to that (and we don’t have any in the house anyway, or I’d be lookin’ like a balloon, also).

31 10 2008
SMR

Wow! Guess what everyone who has lost your job due to our staggeringly bad economy! Mike Ditka says if you want a job you can get one because this is the land of opportunity! I hope that any unemployed Republicans who have been desperately trying to find a job with no luck will take notice — Mike Ditka thinks you’re all lazy losers! Unbelievable! Does he have 7 houses too, or something?

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/10/31/mike-ditka-hits-the-campaign-trail-with-palin/

31 10 2008
Cindy aka Rake Trinket That One Hussein Palin

I am going to assume it was neighbor’s sign, since it was stolen sometime Wednesday. Since putting up a sign advising would-be thieves that their actions only lead to more donations to Democrats, the thefts from our yard have stopped.

My next tactic was going to be creating a fence out of 6′ Obama, Begich, and Berkowitz signs and adding LOTS of pinwheels.

31 10 2008
sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

Taking a lunch break here and weighing in on a few things.

Medical records: I’m guessing that the RNC is hoping we’ve all just forgotten about that little issue with so much more on the table. I don’t expect we’ll see them released which gives one the inclination that there’s something in there they don’t want us to see. She looks pretty healthy so what’s the hold-up???

Joe the Plumber: Seriously…a book deal??? You’ve got to be kidding!!! This guy has his 15 minutes of fame and he’s ready to write a book. The fact that McCain/Palin have latched on to this nobody is proof enough that the campaign is pretty desperate!

Arizona: I’m in Tucson which tends to vote dem but there are rumors that we might just see the whole state turn blue. I will be doing the happy dance for sure if that happens! I’m holding out to vote first thing on Tuesday morning for the ‘total experience’. I stood in line for 45 minutes during the primaries and I expect a longer line on Tuesday even with the early voting. Obama is putting some money here this weekend which, I believe, are for the express purpose of getting McCain to get his butt back here and defend his territory thus abandoning efforts elsewhere.

Palin’s future: Somebody got it spot on I think suggesting that Palin returns to AK, appoints herself to the Stevens gig. She avoids a recall and finds herself in Washington after all…brilliant strategy

Predictions: I’m cautiously optimistic that we’ll be ushering in Obama/Biden as our next Prez/VP. EV: 331 %: 52.

31 10 2008
ANITA

TIME FOR ME TO VENT…I UNDERSTAND THAT CNN HAS TO BE FAIR AND UNBIASED, BUT I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF HEARING THE REPUKELICAN BULLSH**. THIS MORNING JOHN MCBUSH WAS ON AND NOW ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER)SPELLING),. I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND HOW THEY CAN STAND IN FRONT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND REPEAT LIES THAT HAVE BEEN DEBUNKED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ARNOLD HAS BEEN SO INSULTING THAT IN PAINS ME. PLEASE HELP ME!!! THIS MORNING IT LOOKED TO ME THAT THEY BUSSED IN SCHOOL KIDS TO ATTEND THE RALLY IN OHIO. WHY CANT THE CAMERAS SCAN THE CROWD? SORRY BUT RIGHT NOW I’M JUST SO PISSED

31 10 2008
solja

Yet another misinterpretation of the constitution by Sarah, but this time it’s the First Amendment:

http://juneauvampire.com/2008/10/31/constitution-what-the-heck-is-that/

1 11 2008
Marianne

OMG. You guys are great. I love to hear about Obama supporters and I seem to see more than I thought I would. Although my house is split (my husband is for Mcloser and barbie) and I am for Obama. There are too many supporters on tv for the Loser and not enough for Obama but I can sit and smile to know that the internet has lots of Obama supporters and I know that if there are those who will not vote for Palin in her own state it makes me feel with glee. I cannot wait for Obama to be president and signed in to office. Yay for OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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