Push-Poll to Nowhere. GOP Starts to Panic About Alaska!

3 11 2008

We’ve had an interesting new development here in the Last Frontier, as we approach election day. A few days ago, I found out that a rash of robocalls and push-polls were going out in the state of Alaska. When I heard about this, I was irritated for the same reason that other progressives are irritated at this tactic – spurious accusations of Obama being a terrorist sympathizer, a socialist, a Marxist, an elitist, and someone with blatant anti-plumber tax policies. All nonsense, but some people actually listen to nonsense.

Then the bigger picture hit me like a ton of bricks. Why on Earth would the Republican National Committee, or any Republican group have to robocall and push-poll Alaskans about the presidential race!? With only slightly more than hours to go, surely they have better things to do than preach to the choir.

Well, apparently, the choir has stopped singing. They’re kind of standing around, staring at the hymnal and looking at each other thinking, “Do we really want to sing this?”

The fact that the Republicans are robocalling Alaskans means they are worried. They may or may not be worried about actually losing the presidential race in the state, but they are worried about the margin of victory. At this point, it’s all about saving face for the party, and for Sarah Palin. Yes, the Sarah Palin who said that robocalls were “annoying”.

So, where are these calls happening? Ted Stevens’ neighbors in the sleepy chalet-filled hamlet of Girdwood, have been getting them. Summarized by one one Girdwood resident, the call reiterated Stevens’ assertion that he is not a crook, and threw in a few fun facts about how Barack Obama is a “terrorist who will run this country into the ground.”

But my favorite was a push-poll to Ketchikan. Ketchikan is the infamous “Nowhere, Alaska,” where that bridge was supposed to go. And yes, Ketchikan residents are rightfully miffed that they got labeled with that nickname, and then got thrown under the bus so Sarah Palin could have a talking point. You can hear the real story of the bridge from Bob Weinstein, mayor of Ketchikan, when he spoke to Rachel Maddow way back on September 2nd.

Back to the push-poll.

One resident of Ketchikan was the recipient of a fairly sophisticated interactive push-poll from americansincontact.org. After identifying himself as an Obama supporter, there were two main pushes. First, Obama’s association with, and acceptance of funds from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac – Would it make a difference “if you knew that?”

Second, “If you knew Obama supported the biggest tax increase in history, averaging more than $2000 for an average family, would that make a difference?”

This is the standard leading misinformation we have come to expect. So, why do I love this call? The Obama supporter they called was the aforementioned mayor of Ketchikan himself, Bob Weinstein!

(A big hat-tip to Mayor Weinstein for bringing this to my attention, and a shout out to all the wonderful Mudflatters in Ketchikan!)

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168 responses

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

No.!….Oh, my!

3 11 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

1st? no way!

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Desperate measures by desperate people

3 11 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

2nd is good…

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Sad news, Barack Obama’s grandma died today…..just being reported.

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Oh – Obama’s grandmother died today. I can’t believe. Soooo sad.

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Wah….Hoo, Alaska! You will rock the vote! How super cool that blue is a BIG part of your Aurora Borealis!

Lighting my blue candle for you, right now!

3 11 2008
Ennealogic

My heart goes out to Ms. Dunham’s family. Just one more day…

3 11 2008
obamamama aka Chap Poach Palin

Wow I just read about his grandmother. I am so sorry she could not see him become President. She has raised a wonderful man and hopefully our next President.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

How do you guys catch these so quickly!….Top 10?

3 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

This stuff is just amazing. I can’t listen to right wing talk radio anymore. This morning Glen Beck was speculating on riots in Detroit if Obama wins and riots in Detroit if he doesn’t win. It is blatantly racist. I wanted to call and say “Do you know that there are black veterans who served and their blood ran red for this country. To make comments like this demeans all Americans and dishonors black veterans most of all. This is a serious election. So now STFU.”

It was not good for my blood pressure. Maybe this is all going to change now. I hope so.

3 11 2008
Bobg

Note to Obama’s grandmother: Don’t worry, we’ll finish the job.

3 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Yahoo!

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Maybe Obama’s grandmother decided it was time to help her grandson in only ways a new angel can. Who knows.. Maybe she has a thing for alaska..!

I am going to guess more states will go blue now that we have angel power on our side..!

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

I think Obama’s grandmother will be with him, and smiling tomorrow night.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@HamletsMill,

Just don’t listen to that Beck fool. You don’t need to do that to your blood pressure, man! He’s just stirrin’ the pot to rile you up as it it. I won’t watch that guy. He’s moving to Fox – so you won’t run into him as often!

3 11 2008
Olay Biscuit Barrel Icky Patang Palin

Hmmmm…Convicted felon Stevens…If Stevens does get elected, how can he serve behind bars- and why does he get to vote, when sentenced felons do not- they are playing fast and loose with the laws. Kind of like Barbossa calling himself an honest pirate- still a pirate nonetheless.

3 11 2008
Rankle Hiway Hussein of the Obamanation

Alaska a horserace??! … almost too much to believe. We’ve seen McGeezer’s lead in Arizona evaporating but Alaska? Who’d’da thunk it eight weeks ago.

3 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

I am lighting a candle for Madelyn Dunham and the Obama family.

3 11 2008
grumpy in Illinois

First voting mystery found along a Florida highway. Thousands of pages of voter info found along highway.

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=7779138&version=7&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1

3 11 2008
Bea

Marty,

*wiping tears*

That’s a lovely way of thinking of it. I am going to try not to be sad and instead think of Barack’s ‘Toot’ watching over him everywhere he goes and blessing him and us with an even bigger win tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

My thoughts too, Marty & CO. It was the one way for her to be with him tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Chicago

The cosmos are busy.

I don’t suppose the Palin radio prank is particularly helpful in her own state.

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Tears here too, Bea!

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

I’ve been on mudflats since early Sept.. Rarely a day went by i missed spending some time here.. Now, like lots of other addicts, it’s a mandatory thing.. Even after tomorrow, it’ll still be a place to visit friends..!

Now, with Alaska creeping up, Arizona creeping up, it’s just showing that the entire country is slowly accepting they’ve been infected with Obama Fever!!! And it’s one of those infections easily cured with a quick stop at your local voting machine.. You’ll go away euphoric and feeling good about the future..

So, spreading Obama Fever is one of those good things..!🙂

3 11 2008
juneaugirl

I got the same push-poll in Juneau that the Mayor got in Ketchikan – last week. I just laughed. — I should have put 2 & 2 together. But I’m also curious about the Alaska Obama poll. I went to 538.com hoping to see my red state pink, but no such luck. They still have us bright red. I’m excited about the numbers – Where did they come from?

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Juneau i think it was Hays Research..

3 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

From

A sing along:OCTOBER 24, 2008 5:57PM
Donuts&Bacon on Nov. 5
pro-Obama pub song. It’s catchy and fun to sing, in a Pogues-y/Flogging Molly-ish kind of way, all the while being bouncy, political and to the point. Just the sort of thing to take one’s mind off of everything else.

the James Rocket (http://thejamesrocket.com), perform it here: http://thejamesrocket.com/thejamesrocket_files/donutsandbacon.mp3

In case you want to sing along, the lyrics are:

DONUTS AND BACON

We were reading and watching and ranting irate
When we saw a shirt advertised at the debate
Such sweet inspiration! A savory plate
Of donuts and bacon, Obama 08

And I saw in that vision before me online
A fine sentiment that we could all get behind
When the victory’s ours let’s go out and get blind
And eat donuts and bacon in the morning!

CHORUS
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon in the morning

Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon in the morning

It’s been a long tunnel but we see the light
Cause we all know that Barry will carry the fight
So let’s get out the vote then drink whiskey all night
And eat donuts and bacon in the morning

CHORUS

All good liberals can fight when our back’s to the wall
Cause we know that we’re right, and the right’s not at all,
All us losers and boozers and heroes can’t fall
If there’s donuts and bacon in the morning

CHORUS

Though we’ve suffered eight years of republican blight
If the worst should occur by deceit tuesday night
We can drown all our sorrows then get up to fight
And eat donuts and bacon tomorrow

But religious folks tell me despair is a sin
And though I’m no believer and I’ve never been
I believe that Obama and Biden will win
Let’s have donuts and bacon every morning

CHORUS 2X and WE OUT.

3 11 2008
dowl

South Side Chicago

‘Where We’re Going’ The Time is now – breathtaking montage on One True Media

This is beautifully healing message music. Enjoy and share with others.
http://www.onetruemedia.com/otm_site/view_shared?p=71ed4329ff45160de88cf2

Thanks AKM for providing the sharing space.
Barack Obama / Joe Bide 2008

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

AKM-

I saw Mayor Weinstein on 60 Minutes, I think. He was articulate, and did a great job of explaining the need for a bridge- and subtly dissed CB for throwing his town under the bus. Way more intelligent…

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

eeeeuuuuu.. tucker bounds.. we know he doesn’t have obama fever..

3 11 2008
bsveum

Damn, I love Alaskan politics. Thanks to Mudflats, I think I know more about AK than I do about my home state of Virginia. Certainly AK politics are more interesting. I’m thinking tomorrow is going to be an awesome day.

3 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Gotta mute Tucker.

3 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

pro-Obama pub song. It’s catchy and fun to sing, in a Pogues-y/Flogging Molly-ish kind of way, all the while being bouncy, political and to the point. Just the sort of thing to take one’s mind off of everything else.

the James Rocket (http://thejamesrocket.com), perform it here: http://thejamesrocket.com/thejamesrocket_files/donutsandbacon.mp3

In case you want to sing along, the lyrics are:

DONUTS AND BACON

We were reading and watching and ranting irate
When we saw a shirt advertised at the debate
Such sweet inspiration! A savory plate
Of donuts and bacon, Obama 08

And I saw in that vision before me online
A fine sentiment that we could all get behind
When the victory’s ours let’s go out and get blind
And eat donuts and bacon in the morning!

CHORUS
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon in the morning

Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon and
Donuts and bacon in the morning

It’s been a long tunnel but we see the light
Cause we all know that Barry will carry the fight
So let’s get out the vote then drink whiskey all night
And eat donuts and bacon in the morning

CHORUS

All good liberals can fight when our back’s to the wall
Cause we know that we’re right, and the right’s not at all,
All us losers and boozers and heroes can’t fall
If there’s donuts and bacon in the morning

CHORUS

Though we’ve suffered eight years of republican blight
If the worst should occur by deceit tuesday night
We can drown all our sorrows then get up to fight
And eat donuts and bacon tomorrow

But religious folks tell me despair is a sin
And though I’m no believer and I’ve never been
I believe that Obama and Biden will win
Let’s have donuts and bacon every morning

CHORUS 2X and WE OUT.

3 11 2008
AKaurora

I have a Bill Clinton call here in Anchorage Sat evening, so Obama’s team obviously thinks there’s a chance. Oh, that would be so SWEET! Take that, Guv!

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Tutu knew she and the rest of the family had done their jobs right. That’s all she needs and all Obama needs, too.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

How can Tucker still be saying it’s only 1-2 points..??

What an Ultra Maroon..!

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@Marty,

You are a very clever author. Me thinks you should publish short stories. I love reading your little tidbits!

Thanks for the fun reads.

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Josh Marshall has a post up at TPM saying he basically thinks Palin is finished on the national stage. It’s worth a read. Ending quote:

“But my strong hunch is that if McCain loses tomorrow that will be the end of Sarah Palin’s national political career even if there are some persistent twitches and jerks over the coming months.”

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/242294.php

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

So lets hear it..

Who has Obama Fever????!!!1!!

3 11 2008
shell from Ohio

you know I really love this site.

Jack Cafferty on CNN asked a question on how people were going to handle themselves after the election. Not in those exact words.

My answer is…I’ll be hanging out here watching the fireworks for, I don’t know, how long will it take to get the good gov impeached? Mudflats will remain my addiction.🙂

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Goalie thanks.. i love sitting here spinnin yarns.. did you see my farewells to barbie and mcgrumpy? i should repost them..

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Hey, Marty,

Did you see my comment on a previous thread saying that my husband also works across from the Verizon center, like your wife?

And here we are, making these connections on an Alaskan blog…

3 11 2008
shell from Ohio

Obama Fever……….oohhh, I do, I do…every time I say the name I get goosebumps and all tingley……LOL

3 11 2008
PDX "That One" Hussein MB

Obama’s grandmother has passed away. So sad she didn’t make it to see him win…

3 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

Oh AKM, things are heating up in Alaska.🙂

On a sadder note I would like to offer my condolences to the Obama family.

3 11 2008
Lulu

Can’t. Stop. Posting. And. Reading. Here. Job. In. Jeopardy. But…
Can’t. Stop.

GO BLUE ALASKA!!!!! GO BLUE, AMERICA.

3 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

From my mobile. Just one more day. After hearing all the ugly hate toward her grandson, I can`t say I blame her. But ultimately I think she and the All Mighty are going to be watching tomorrow very closely. Evil must not win over good. She will be our Obi One. May the force be with Barack.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Deep.. amaazing.. she works at NAS.. near the fire house..it’s just been a fun ride.. we should so a VA/MD/DC mudparty

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Marty,

Yes they were hilarious! Re-post so others will catch them!

(hint – it’s Rick Davis, not Steve Davis)

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Reprinted from 4 pages ago.. Early this am.. Enjoy..🙂

Fast forward to Wed.. Morning..

Barbie sitting in her campaign hotel room.. She called McGrumpy.. “dweeeeedoooodoooo… the number you have called is not in service”…

She leaves her hotel room the hallway is empty, the chairs from the SS people are gone. She goes down to checkout and the hotel clerk says, hello miss palin.. here’s your bill.. $27,546 is due. How did you want to pay for it?

“Bill it to the mcgrumpy campaign of course. ”

“Ma’am, they said you caused enough damage, you can pay your own bills”

“ummm we don’t have that kind of money”

“SECURITY”

Barbie is hauled off to jail.. She calls the mcGrumpy office, and someone answers, and she says, “hi… this is sarah… i need to talk..” click.

Police dude “ma’am that was your call”
Barbie:”they hung up on me!”
Police “Not my problem ma’am.”
Barbie “well, how can i fix this?” wink wink
Police “Lady if you think that winkin is going to turn me on, god you’re wrong”
Barbie, “What happens now”?
Police “You’ll end up in prison if you don’t pay”
Barbie,” but i ran for Vice President of the united states, how can i go to prison”
Police “easy, everyone hates you”
Barbie, can i at least call my hubby??? Please”
Police “Well, ok..”
Barbie dials First Duds number.. “dweeeeedoooodoooo… the number you have called is not in service”…

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

So, I’m just sitting here thinking—-SWWNBN is going everywhere tonight and PA Gov. Rendell is close to putting her on the PA Income Tax roles for her extended stays in PA.

Is she going back to Alaska to vote tomorrow—-or is she “phoning that in”, too?

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

On a different note. I think the reason Palin hasn’t released her medical records is that they’ll show that she’s actually–drum roll, please–Joe the Drag Queen!
Now, this is not to insult drag queens. Being from San Francisco, I’ve actually known several, and most are great people. But, you have some, like this Joe, that really are misogynistic. Oh, and Joe the Drag Queen’s real name? Joe Wurzelbacher. Shaving one’s head makes the wig fit better.

All you Alaskans (and we in the lower 49 know that everyone lives really close to Anchorage up there) should get together and have an impromptu Welcome back Sarah rally with We love Obama and Tutu signs. Face it, everyone has to be nice to you when you’re commemorating a grandma, and she sure deserves it. “Alaskans for Tutu” can be your motto. Oh, and see her off again when she leaves on Tuesday. And when she gets back for good, too. Then, your motto can be, Tutu’s glad you’re back where you belong.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Reprinted.. Part 2..🙂

Fast forward to Wed Morning..

McGrumpy wakes up around 11:00 from his hangouver. Cindy is on the other bed, with some latin hunk.. “Johnny, can you get me and Cesar some orange juice?

“Cindy, i can’t believe you’d do this to me, after the greatest loss in my life”
“Johnny, i’ve been with Cesar, Hector, Simon, Janet, and Ginger while you’ve beeon out playing the pathetic loser”
“Cindy, you’re my wife, you’ll do as i tell you!, I’m going to have to fight fight fight after I drill you in the nose”
“Johnny, give me a break.. Note that blue envelope on your pillow? I’ve already filed, and been granted a divorce, you idiot”
“How the hell did you get divorced since last night?”
“I’m very very rich”
“That’s just rude.. Get out!”
McGrumpy opens the door and it’s empty. The only security is a small old lady sitting in a chair.. He asks where his security detail went.
The old lady says she has no idea. There was 10 bottles of vodka sitting there and she’d been drinking.
John calls the head of his security detail “Hello, this is Crumblebunny, where’s my security?”
“Sir, you lost, you lose security”
“The NEXT MORNING???”
“Not normally, but in your case, we decided to make an exception”
Mcgrumpy calls his campaign manager, Steve Davis to find out what’s going on… And you know what’s comin…”dweeeeedoooodoooo… the number you have called is not in service

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

All survivors out there-

Obama’s grandmother died of cancer, so put on your wristbands (mine’s pink), light your blue candles, and send some of that inspirational strength we all have Obama’s way-

Help push the votes into the win column. (I’m sending bad vibes McWeasel’s way when he stops tomorrow in my state- a last gasp, I think).

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

LOL, Marty:)

Keep the humor coming-

@LuLu-
Tell your boss you have a bad case of Election Fever; it’s viral, and should be gone in 24 hours:)

3 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Oohhhh. It’s now Nov 4 in Finland and it’s coming this way soon… go blue Alaska…

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

Okay CO Almost Native, will do…and his mother died from Ovarian.

I have a pink one and a blue one – lucky me two kinds.

Cancer has robbed me of a lot – but NOT my LIFE!!

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Mayor Daley is expecting a million people to gather in Chicago

“There are going to be a lot of people who want to come down to celebrate, we hope it’s a million or more, that’s realistic. It’s going to be wonderful. Only the private event is ticket. You can be in the park and around it … You think I’m nuts? You think I’m not going to invite people down? The mayor’s not going to tell anybody not to come to this celebration, It’s a historic event. If they want to be there, they should.”

http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2008/11/03/fc-abroad-wasilla-planning-one-big-hoo-hah-as-candidates-get-down-and-party.aspx

3 11 2008
Sparky

Deep Blue in VA (14:00:00)

buh “friggin'” bye Sarah!

3 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

I’m heartbroken for the Obama family – I will light another blue candle in her honor, the family is in my heart and prayers. And the poor dear is scheduled to have a rally here in “communist” Virginia this evening …. he is such a strong and good man …. I know he will go on with the show, because it is for the good of the nation and his supporters… gotv …..

on topic: GO AK GO!!! You guys can do it! BLUE BLUE BLUE I agree with the poster who said bring all your Obama signs to Wasilla to welcome SWWNBN home!

GOTV!!!!! We really must win! Do it for his grandma! She has a better vantage point to watch now and I’m sure will be sending light and good energy his way from above.

3 11 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

I have a purple cancer wrist band and a pink breast cancer wrist band – for Obama’s grandma tomorow I will wear (oops – got the Yoda speak on). I can’t wear political stuff when I vote but I can wear those! My heart goes out to the family.

I still can’t beleive AK is so close to Blue – wow! wow! wow!

3 11 2008
nocalgal

condolences to the Obama family. Mrs. Dunham must have been a truly extraordinary woman. Look at her grandson.

I cannot imagine how sad he must be today- the last day of this never ending marathon. But I agree- she knew he would win. And she will know it from the great beyond.

Rest in peace Mrs. Dunham.

3 11 2008
braveny

lol getting robocalls in CA too… strange I would say. Commercials too on the Wright thing.

Prayers to Barack and his family and candles lit.

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

That’s great! Disconnect McCain ASAP

Let’s leave Sarah’s phone connected–her phone calls with European heads of state have brought us such joy. Maybe Queen Elizabeth can call her next. Or, better yet, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain can call to talk about sending Columbus over to meet her. That ought to be fun.

3 11 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird (13:47:13) : Marty, tears from my eyes, drain blue.

All good thoughts to the Obama family this night… what a bittersweet win it will be. I’m sure he said his good-byes in Hawaii, but still….

Otherwise, is anybody else as hyper as I am?

3 11 2008
Lee

Hi, Everyone. Such sad news about Obamas’ grandmother. For some time now I have been thinking that we should somehow start a foundation in her name for women going into the banking business. I am not sure how to do this but would be happy to donate to the cause.

I had so much hoped and prayed that she would be with tomorrow. Let me know what you think.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Goalie Sanka and Wrangler Tractor-

Thanks, and pass the word- we know the power of prayer and positive thinking. Goalie, I didn’t know it was ovarian- my stepmom has ovarian (she is Repub wingnut, but we all love her dearly), and I am spending a lot of time going back and forth to Omaha.

I’m sending powerful vibes to both of you also-

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (14:14:11) :
________________________________________________________________________________

Grant Park to be open to everyone? WOW!

That’s a far cry from the Democratic Convention of 1968 when we got pepper-gassed just for being there!

The times really are a-changin’.

3 11 2008
braveny

50 calls to Virgina.. i may have called some mudpups, hard to tell. One lady told me she had received 19 calls today. Not a single person said they were voting for Geezer and Dingbat. Virgina is voting for Obama!

3 11 2008
portland oregon native

I was not going to send any more money but I just sent off another $250 to the Obama campaign in memory of his grandmother. Can’t really afford it but can’t afford NOT to either.
This has to be so bitter sweet for him and the rest of the family.
SP was railing on about terrorists the last time I turned on the TV….had to mute her.

3 11 2008
MJC

My heart is breaking for Barack Obama and his family! What a Truly Sad Day.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Lee-

Great idea- maybe at a university, a scholarship for women majoring in banking/finance?

3 11 2008
mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

she is coming back here wasting fuel and time to vote; I figure she couldn’t plan ahead enough to get an absentee ballot, how weird is that?

who, me addicted here? I lurk, I remark, lurk more, do a quick chore, come back, lurk, lurk……will ‘cut down’ after tomorrow, but y’all are big fun.

had to find some little blue lights in the Christmas box for Spouse to put up……also found a box of blue tree balls……..everyone got their blue candles/lights blazing?

Cheers….. Did you read the article in the Irish Times written by my friend? She is to write another on Wednesday. link here:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2008/0905/1220544890619.html

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

“At this point, John McCain probably can’t win without divine intervention,” writes Charles Cook, editor of a nonpartisan political newsletter.

http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2008/11/03/obama-set-to-make-voting-history/

I just don’t see God coming in and changing everyone’s vote, can you? That’s the republicans’ jobs! 🙂

3 11 2008
Melissa

If they are placing robocalls in Alaska, then the GOP (and some of them didn’t think that we didn’t know it was also the name for the Republican party) is starting to panic.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

I will pick some blue flowers for Mrs Dunham, and put them on a windowsill.

3 11 2008
Goalie Sanka Palin in NM

@CO Almost Native –

How far out are you? I’m 5.5 for breast; and Nov. 1st, was my one year anniversary for ovarian.

When I heard that Obama’s Mother passed from it my jaw dropped. Funny, it gave me a deeper connection to him…

Sending vibes back to you. Yes, prayer and positive thinking was what I lived on for 5 months.

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3 11 2008
syt

So sad about Obama’s grandma. The family is in my thoughts…

I hope ak goes blue!

3 11 2008
Rose in PA

Just heard about Obama’s grandmother. So sad! No doubt she will be looking over him tomorrow though.

I’m heading to a rally with Joe & Jill Biden in Philadelphia tonight. Some of the World Champion Phillies will be there too. Should be quite a night!

3 11 2008
Judi NJ AKA Stepper Choke Palin

After four stores, I finally found a blue light bulb and it is now shining out of my living room window. I also received a donation request for cancer research today and am sending a check in memory of Obama’s Toot. I know she will be with him tomorrow but I feel so sad for Obama. What a bitter sweet time for him. I also just heard on CNN that JMC is going to be campaigning tomorrow. HUH? I thought that was verboten. I guess he just has NO class at all.

3 11 2008
Lee

CO Almost Native:

Maybe at the University of Hawaii. We will be in Kona, and Kuai in March. I do not know just who to contact there, but if you run an idea up a flag pole on the net some one will know.

My mother died of Ovarian Cancer also.

3 11 2008
LibertyLover

If you haven’t heard yet, Barack Obama’s grandmother passed away today.

3 11 2008
Quetzalcoatl

All those lies from the Repubs…but..but, that’s so unAmerican and unPatriotic, don’t they know or does it not apply to them.

This’ll make you smile, Obama Dress from a store called Peach Berserk in Toronto.

Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird
Too funny. I get the feeling McCain is going to get served some divorce papers, she’s had it with the bs like the rest of America.

Peace, to Mme. Dunham

.

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage (14:25:47) :
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Your friend in Galway tells it as it is! And, she’s speaking to my peeps! Give her hugs from a Mudpuppy with County Cavan roots!

3 11 2008
nocalgal

from previous thread:

” Bobg (13:42:05) :

Note to Obama’s grandmother: Don’t worry, we’ll finish the job.”

Amen Bob. Amen. And thank you Mrs. Dunham for the wonderful child you gave the world.

And Alaska blue.. just like those gorgeous glaciers.. what a beautiful sight!!

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Canvasing for Obama
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1103/p09s02-coop.html
This is why Obama’s grandma is at peace. Her grandson cares

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/1104/p08s04-cole.html
And here’s some letters to the editor about the article.

3 11 2008
mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage

Cassie Jeep…Trout: I will pass your comment on to her, maybe she will check in with us…watch for Galway Hussein…

3 11 2008
whichferret

I am going with my theory that she got inside information of good news telling her it was ok to let go now. That she did not need to hang on to SEE the event on Earth, she could watch up in heaven. Where she would be out of pain and not have to deal with the stresses down here any more. But I could be wrong

3 11 2008
prettybrown

I hope he wins Alaska and Arizona that would be awesome. I hate the the republicans can lie and get away with it. The they put up that damn sign that says Country First yet they are dividing this country more and more with their hate crap.

Oh and sooo sorry to hear about Barak’s Granny. Wow the day before the election man😦

3 11 2008
nocalgal

I like the idea of donating in Mrs. Dunham’s honor. The family said any site that works on Cancer research… and with all due respect to those who have dealt with cancer in their family or personally- I am donating to Obama.

The Bush regime and the neocons have been the biggest cancer in this country. I want it eradicated. So in her honor- a donation to Obama.

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

do you suppose some one from the staff of SWWNBN is also on mudflats……..i am sure toots will be watching from the other side…..

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Judi NJ-

McLame is going to be at Grand Junction CO campaigning, I think in the afternoon. Desperate, indeed-

CNN reported that the McCain organization has sued the Secretary of State in VA over military absentee ballots- VA law says they must be received by today, but McCain campaign wants VA to accept and count any ballots received by the 14th. I think the judge said at this point the suit does not have any merit, but leaves it open to be refiled.

Let the legal games begin…

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Paul Simon ad on CNN–the one with “An American tune”!

WOW! Sooooooooo good!

3 11 2008
Blue_in_AK

I got that same Ketchikan push-poll call here in Anchorage. When they got to the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae part, I told them they were “full of s***” and hung up. It felt good.

3 11 2008
sauerkraut aka Road Apple Palin

Have at 14 robocalls recorded on the answering machine just today. The big item is the republican claim that Obama intends to bankrupt the coal industry here in pennsyltucky.

What a bunch of bleeping losers those desperate, very desperate republicans.

If I had the means, I’d do my own robocalls asking voters if it’s true that McCain no longer beats his wife. In this years world of political advertising, truth seems to have taken a back seat to negativity. If McCain ever had any credibility, he’s burned his bridge to nowhere right into the ground. I will forever look at McCain as a man without any honor or dignity or self-respect.

I cannot wait until the results are in and he gets swept off the map by the blue wave. I’m seeing red here and the only cure is to vote blue.

3 11 2008
SC Torpedo Vindicator

Robocalls and Tacky Ads …

I was really bothered today (and still am I guess) over the NUMEROUS “Rev. Wright” ads and a new one about putting the security of the country at risk.

Then is hit me (as mentioned by AKM) that if they are spending money to do that here in SC, a RED state (!!), then they must be afraid of something. Not sure if it will change a lot of minds at this point or not but at least it says that SC was not being taken for granted and that is saying a lot.

And another “Rest In Peace” Mrs. Dunham.

3 11 2008
Bev

What I don’t understand is the lower 48 does not even mention the election in Alaska. They mention the Senate race but nothing else…I wish they would give the new poll numbers…this is the only place I have seen them since September..that was the last listed poll for Alaska.

Prayers for Obama and family, his Toot will lift his heart and light his path to victory.

Obama/Biden ’08…voted early in Ohio

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

whichferret (14:43:18) :
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I agree, completely. She’ll share the day with her beloved husband and daughter as they watch Barack.

3 11 2008
Bev

What I don’t understand is the lower 48 does not even mention the election in Alaska. They mention the Senate race but nothing else…I wish they would give the new poll numbers…this is the only place I have seen them since September..that was the last listed poll for Alaska.

Prayers for Obama and family, his Toot will lift his heart and light his path to victory.

Obama/Biden ’08…voted early in Ohio

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Goalie Sanka-

I am six years out for breast cancer; every day I’m up and out is a good day. I’m putting you on my personal prayer list for ovarian, if that is ok with you.
My sister is a twice-survivor of Non-Hogkins and one year out from breast.
Like you, she is one strong lady-

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Rankle Hiway Hussein of the Obamanation (13:49:20) :

Alaska a horserace??! … almost too much to believe. We’ve seen McGeezer’s lead in Arizona evaporating but Alaska? Who’d’da thunk it eight weeks ago.
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me me me…….for the last eight weeks almost daily……I have been sayin… go blue….go blue….From the first rallly that I saw the people of alaska were working so hard I just had faith that it would happen….you just can not put that much energy into some thing and not have change………..go AK

3 11 2008
phoebe

@Bobg

Well said!!!!!! But oh so sad.

3 11 2008
Montana Born

Dear All,

My husband and I thought that Gramma would “wait” untill after the election to pass on. It would have been so poetic for her to see her grandson become president. what a bittersweet day it will be for Obama tomorrow. My heart is so heavy for him, Michelle & the kids.

Love to all of you.

3 11 2008
karen marie

… teacher Joyce Ben-KiKi had Aron and his classmates each send letters to a famous person as part of a language arts lesson. Ben-KiKi wrapped the exercise around well-known children’s book character “Flat Stanley,” so along with the letters, the children each tucked a Flat Stanley figure they had made into each envelope.

“I told them not to expect a letter back,” Ben-KiKi said. “I told them these people are very busy and most likely will not write back.”

The list of recipients was impressive: Yankee third basemen Alex Rodriguez; Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Olympic gold medalist Mark Spitz; Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. John McCain.

Obama was the only one to write back. Two other boys, Avshalom Drescher and Zachary Goldberg, both 8, also wrote to him, but Aron was the first to get a reply.

Obama’s three-page letter to Aron described Flat Stanley’s visit with him and his staff in Washington, D.C. It chronicled their busy day together, which included coffee with constituents, a Senate committee meeting and a trip to the gym. It also had historical facts about the U.S. Capitol, details of Obama’s job and a confession from Obama.

go to the link to read the whole story and find out what obama confessed. it’s very sweet. (but skip the comment thread — just like mccain, it’s more of the same)

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-flatobama1030.artoct30,0,7881722.story

3 11 2008
JESinTX aka Grill Igloo Palin

@Lee

I love the idea of a scholarship fund in Toot’s name. I will be happy to participate and, in the meantime, make a donation to a cancer research organization.

I’ve been reading through various blogs and comments to stories. It’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of sympathy for the Obama family.

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Blue_in_AK (14:48:30) :
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LMAO! We’ve gotten different calls here in NC and it irks me that the recording doesn’t hear my expletives!

I’ve take another Mudpup’s advice and re-recorded my answering machine to say that I’m out knocking on doors for Obama….tee hee!

3 11 2008
Anonymous

Yeah just saw the Rev Wright ad from the Rep pac or what ever they are that aren’t the repugs exactly. but no one will know the difference because most americans are too stoopid to stop and think. Tired of all of this crap already. No wonder we are the laughing stock of the world

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

Okay, now the Wright ads are also showing in upstate SC.

3 11 2008
Susie in Jersey

I truly believe that Obama’s grandma knew it was o.k. and that she could go in peace, knowing that her beloved grandson would be the next President of the United States.

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Best ad for “Hope”—Paul Simon’s song. It was always my favorite!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/02/national-obama-ad-feature_n_140266.html

3 11 2008
Deb

just here for a short while before I go out to Obama office to work
sad news….and a big thank you to “toots” obama, for raising obama!!

fivethirtyeight has some a “developing story” now…..but you have to see the numbers! made me smile from ear to ear….and I’m sure obama’s grandmother is smiling down now also!

3 11 2008
prettybrown

Yup saw that ad in Floridda like 10 times today. I turn the tv when it comes on

3 11 2008
karma004

This is off subject, but I thought if anyone could answer this question, it may be one of you there in AK …. I read again today that Sarah Palin, although promising she would do so, last week, has still not released her medical records. Do any of you know why she is working so hard at hiding them?

3 11 2008
Bev

I have a cell phone so no calls here, and if they had balls, they would not use a recording…chickens!!!!!!!!!!

I also do not see any of the commercials because I am tuned to MSNBC 24/7…I only see the ones they show so they can have a discussion.

I don’t believe a word of McCain’s ads…I have read everything there is to read about Obama, online and in his books…nothing McCain can tell me that I don’t already know or knew.
His family is a lot like mine, struggling to fit in and not fitting in…I want someone in the whitehouse who has lived my nightmare and can awaken this country to a new dream.

Obama/Biden ’08…voted early in Ohio

3 11 2008
prettybrown

I hope he wins Alaska and Arizona that would be awesome. I hate the the republicans can lie and get away with it. The they put up that damn sign that says Country First yet they are dividing this country more and more with their hate crap.

Oh and sooo sorry to hear about Barak’s Granny. Wow the day before the election man

3 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Oh, Nov 4 in Sweden!!!!!!

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Insightful article by Nate Silver, of fivethirty-eight.com; a way to look at the voting results tomorrow night.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/167186

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

My son says the same ad just ran on MSNBC in NY state – I was watching MSNBC – so that means they spent for a national airing of that ad.

3 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I am a 4 year breast cancer survivor..All of you survivors are in my prayers and in my heart. The bad thing for me was that I lost my health insurance shortly after diagnosis. I paid for Cobra for 18 months and was without any insurance for a while and fortunately have been able to become insured since. People who haven’t been through this don’t understand what universal health care would mean. If you haven’t voted, please vote tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Susie in Jersey

@karma004 (15:00:00) :

This is off subject, but I thought if anyone could answer this question, it may be one of you there in AK …. I read again today that Sarah Palin, although promising she would do so, last week, has still not released her medical records. Do any of you know why she is working so hard at hiding them?

~~

Because she doesn’t want anyone to know that she has been diagnosed with a personality disorder?

3 11 2008
Bobg

I’ve got my alarm set for 4:00 AM. Our polls open at 8:00 AM. I’m going to be first in line at the polling place. I walk with a cane and I have 50% use of my right arm. If I can do it so can you and I’m in Maryland a safe state for Obama.

3 11 2008
Bea

portland oregon native (14:22:35) :

I was not going to send any more money but I just sent off another $250 to the Obama campaign in memory of his grandmother.
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The GOP is already gearing up to fight Obama’s win before, during and after the votes are cast.

PLEASE, if you all can spare any extra at all, donate one last time in honor of Obama’s beloved “Toot” to make sure her grandson has all the resources he needs to overcome any Repug dirty tricks:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/du

(This is the DU donation page. I have been trying like heck to make sure they reach their 125K goal by midnight. It feels like an important symbol to make this on the eve of this historic vote. If you all haven’t explored DU, I highly recommend it: http://www.democraticunderground.com)

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

This is encouraging

McCain, Palin Draw Surprisingly Small Crowds In Ohio

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-tucker/mccain-palin-draw-surpris_b_140311.html

3 11 2008
Lulu

karma004 (15:00:00) wrote:
“This is off subject, but I thought if anyone could answer this question, it may be one of you there in AK …. I read again today that Sarah Palin, although promising she would do so, last week, has still not released her medical records. Do any of you know why she is working so hard at hiding them?”

Because her mental health history is in the records, including medications prescribed? Is this why the McCain campaign leaked last week that Palin is a “whack job”?

3 11 2008
CaliKid

You know… out of respect for Obama’s loss, you would think that they would stop the nasty @zz crap!

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein “That One” Cobra (15:00:43) :

Oh, Nov 4 in Sweden!!!!!!
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It’ll soon be time here, too! Many of us have voted early where it was permitted. We knocked on doors last night in NC and about 40% had already voted. Two of our kids are in 1 day vote states–NY and MA, so they’ll be up and in line early—for as long as it takes.

We have to make this happen!

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN just had a brief interview with Obama about his grandmother, and how much she meant to him, his family and sister- how she inspired them…

Tears in my eyes over this-

3 11 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Deb

“…

fivethirtyeight has some a “developing story” now…..but you have to see the numbers! made me smile from ear to ear….and I’m sure obama’s grandmother is smiling down now also!”

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Comments but not story! What gives?

3 11 2008
phoebe

We need the election to be over & some serious healing of this country to begin. All the posts regarding health & insurance problems on this blog are heartbreaking. I think people are willing to wait for hours & hours to vote because this is the first time anyone has dared to have any hope in eight years.

3 11 2008
Susie in Jersey

@Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (15:04:48) :

This is encouraging

McCain, Palin Draw Surprisingly Small Crowds In Ohio

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-tucker/mccain-palin-draw-surpris_b_140311.html

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I thought I’d posted a comment on this phenomenon earlier today but I can’t find it.

Over the weekend, I thought I’d heard that his rally numbers were down dramatically. In fact, he even bused in school kids to one of his PA rallies to make it look like more people were there.

Does anyone else have a picture in their mind of rats leaving a sinking ship?

3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

If MT and AR can go blue so can AK. Yes we can! As far as I can tell those robo calls are just ticking people off and giving them another reason to vote for Obama/Biden. I know ever time I see a Rev. Right ad, I just call one more person, email on more friend and say ask them to vote. And so many tell me they too are tired of the lies and have decided to vote for Obama/Biden.

3 11 2008
MJC

FROM THE CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:
Statement from Senator Obama on the death of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham

http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/stateupdates/gGg8fD/commentary#comment-gG2bkS

**I HOPE ALL OF THE MUDPUPPIES LEAVE A MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE ON BARACK’S CAMPAIGN WEBSITE. I JUST DID.

3 11 2008
Deb

the news is that he’s now showing obama with a 98.1 win percentage…I’m sure he has numbers to back it up soon! that means mccain has less than a 2% win percentage 🙂 98.1%!!!!!! YES WE CAN!

3 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Night folks. Love to all, but I need to rest a bit before tomorrow…

3 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

phoebe (15:09:56) :
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so true….and hope is a really powerful tool. I guess community organizers kind of get it, eh?

To think that healthcare would mean that patients could actually concentrate on recovery rather than what’s in today’s mail meant to dishearten them….

3 11 2008
Bobg

Re; Busing in school kids. I remember when I was a kid I would have gone to a rally for Stalin if it got me out of school.

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

whichferret (14:43:18) :

I am going with my theory that she got inside information of good news telling her it was ok to let go now. That she did not need to hang on to SEE the event on Earth, she could watch up in heaven. Where she would be out of pain and not have to deal with the stresses down here any more. But I could be wrong
—————————–i love what you said and i so agree

3 11 2008
Irishgirl aka puck mule

mwTHATONE40yrsAnchorage (14:25:47) :

Yes I read that article in The Irish Times. It was great. I will be looking forward to her article on Wednesday!🙂

3 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Hah (nope, not gone yet). Just realised what the bussing in schoolkids reminded me of… I have an Iraqi friend who said that Saddam Hussein used to do that to them too – bus them to rallies to show “support”.

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Lee-

The article on Huffington Post says Madelyn Dunham worked her way up to VP at Bank of Hawaii; perhaps the Bank would be a good place to start a scholarship in her name. Tomorrow I’ll see if I can find a contact to write-

3 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Bobg (15:03:31) :

I’ve got my alarm set for 4:00 AM. Our polls open at 8:00 AM. I’m going to be first in line at the polling place. I walk with a cane and I have 50% use of my right arm. If I can do it so can you and I’m in Maryland a safe state for Obama.
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Bobg,

I’ll be up before daylight also to be at my polls first too at 7:00 AM here in PA. I will be with you in spirit, brother. Remember our fathers and grandfathers tomorrow at daylight. I will go and vote in loving memory of them on this Great Day.

3 11 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

538 has a 98.1 chance that Obama will win.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

While it can be said today is a sad day for Baracks Gram, her passing isn’t all sad.. How can i know this?? Overheard in a conference call from God and Gramma Dunham..:

God.. “Hi sweetie, how are you today?”
Gram.. “God, is it really you?? I’m kinda tired, but you knew that.”
God.. “I know how you feel, it’s been a tough fight for you. I thought i’d call and ask a few things.”
Gram.. “Huh, I’m sorry, but I don’t generally talk to God”
God.. “Well, you know all of us here in Heaven just adore your Grandson, Barack. He’s become a man you can be very proud of.”
Gram.. “Yes, thank God. Ohh, sorry.. ! He’s never let me down and even though we had our share of tussles, he’s always been a good boy and we’re all very proud of him.. But, if you’re callin, I’m guessin there’s a reason”
God..”Well, yes my dear. I admit there is. I am sure you know. We need to discuss your Earthly Transition”:
Gram..”Oh dear, it is really time?”
God.. “Well, yes and no. I’ve decided I’d sorta cheat a little and give you an option”
Gram..”Ummm, what do you mean?”
God.. “well, since we all adore Barack, and really have a lot of problems with those naughty kids, John and Sarah, I thought i’d give you a choice tonight”
Gram..”Oh do tell.. I am thinking I like that you sound a little devious, and people say God doesn’t have a sense of humor!”
God..”Well, oh yes, we laugh all the time. Moses and Jesus have food fights, those silly boys, JFK and RFK are always pulling pranks, although I don’t always approve of John and John Jr running around like little spoiled kids with their Martha’s Vineyard accents..but you know those goofy Catholics..”
Gram..”You’re going to make me wait and wait, aren’t you?”
God..”I’m sorry my dear.. Here’s the deal. If you want to hang around on earth, you’re welcome to wait til tomorrow to come to heaven.”
Gram..”Well, of course, i’d love to wait til after the election.. What’s my other choice?”
God..”Hmm, well, if you’d like to come to heaven tonight, we had a vote of the elders and decided we’d let you be in charge of counting votes..”
Gram didn’t take a second to make her decision.

3 11 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Oh and PS, their map is a beautiful shade of blue on both coasts!!!! Come ON you middle-of-the-road states!!!! Blue is Beautiful!!! LOL

3 11 2008
marksmyword aka Barrel McRaven Palin

Condolences to the Obama family. He loved his Toot and clearly she loved him.

I am so excited about tomorrow! I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. The temps in western PA will be in the 60’s and sunny. I checked the weather and it looks like the only place it’ll rain will be in Virginia. But it won’t matter: folks died for the right to vote. A little rain won’t hurt those in line.

3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

I have also decided to send a donation to the Cancer Society of Hawaii in support of Toot. To Celebrate her life, I have lit a white candle, placing it along side my blue one. I am sure that her loving Spirit is now free, whole and at this moment with her grandson, giving him strength and assurance in these final hours, before the election. Peace and Love to the Obama family, and all those that love and support them.

3 11 2008
A Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein "That One" Cobra

Thanks Marty, best bedtime story ever!

Blows out candle, switches off the light and kisses all the little Mudpups on the forehead.

3 11 2008
prettybrown

McCain was hear in Tampa, FL this morning and only 1100 people showed up to the stadium. Yesssssssssss! Compare that to Obama’s 35,000 last week at midnight. LOL

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Brit abroad aka Flag Hussein “That One” Cobra (15:00:43) :

Oh, Nov 4 in Swe
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thanks for the count down………..i am about stroking out here

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

It is cold and miserable here, and we’re expecting more snow tonight. If we’d had early voting I would have done it last week when it was in the 70’s. I’m really hoping the line isn’t too long, or at least it’s inside. I can’t vote early in the morning because I have to be at work before they open. Whatever happened to having polling places open so people could vote? I think we need a national day off (not holiday) with only the most essential services open–a day for voting, not going on vacation.

3 11 2008
Ripley AKA Copper Hussein Catfish in CT

Let me just say this: I love my Atty General in CT, the magnanimous Richard Blumenthal.

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/homepage/x1588602318/Blumenthal-Those-in-line-by-8-p-m-can-vote

Anyone in line by 8 gets to vote, no matter how long it takes to get to the end of the line.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

Ripley, VA gov tim Kaine said the same thing. If you’re in line at 7..you get to vote.. regardless of how long it takes..

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post

3 11 2008
A Fan From Chicago

Very sad news about Obama’s grandmother. How great that he got to go back and see her last week.

And how typical that the Repubicans called it a cheap ploy, a waste of jet fuel, and a secret plan to alter his birth certificate in Hawaii. Shame is clearly a foreign concept for them.

Just want to add that Dick Durbin’s daughter died on Saturday. Rough time for both our Senators.

I was on the staff of his first Senate campaign and he’s a friend. Hadn’t seen any plans but I was expecting that he’d introduce Barak tomorrow night. He was one of a small, handful of people who helped him work through the decision to run and is a valued friend and mentor.

Dick still may do that, but as we watch, know that both men take that stage with heavy hearts. There’s a lesson here. It’s just hard to find it right now.

3 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

TWO new threads up!

3 11 2008
Tristan 57 (DKos)

Trooper-Gate report due out at 5:30 EST!!!

Petumenos is gonna affect theis election one way or the other!

3 11 2008
nocalgal

prettybrown (15:23:47) :

McCain was hear in Tampa, FL this morning and only 1100 people showed up to the stadium. Yesssssssssss! Compare that to Obama’s 35,000 last week at midnight. LOL

wow. What a contrast…

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

troopergate will only hurt barbie.. the rest of the election has no relevance to what they announce in alaska.

i just think there’s a little personal payback in this coming out today..! it wouldn’t have shocked anyone if they waited til next week.

3 11 2008
Marty (VA) Hussein McLoser Songbird

AKM.. think Les Garas had something to do with convincing them to do this today? Wouldn’r surprise me one bit..

3 11 2008
Tristan 57 (DKos)

Methinks likewise. Petumenos is a Democrat and was hired by the board, two of the three which are Murkowski holdovers. Possible axes togrind?

3 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

Small remark about Ms. Dunham — she knew he’s gonna win. Usually, women hold out through holidays or big family events, but she already knew.

3 11 2008
Ben in SF

Alaska by a landslide, one way or another!

Re the busloads of school kids, I remember in mid-October when McCain made his eagerly-awaited economic speech at one of his Midwest rallies, that the cheering crowd sounded very young…as if it were 2/3 kids below the voting age. So they may have been doing this for a while.

3 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

The Republicans have not given up yet, and it will be interesting tomorrow. In Washington State our incumbant Democratic governor, Chris Gregoire is fighting against Republican Dino Rossi again this year. Four years ago, Gregoire won by just 133 votes. Polls show Gregoire ahead, but it is tightening. Today in early voting Republicans are coming out strong in early voting so as not to repeat the same outcome as four years ago. So we need to keep vigilant. I’ll be up first thing tomorrow to go and vote. Can’t wait!

3 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Pacificnwgal (17:20:26) :

The Republicans have not given up yet, and it will be interesting tomorrow. In Washington State our incumbant Democratic governor, Chris Gregoire is fighting against Republican Dino Rossi again this year.
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I’ve already voted by absente ballot for Christine Gregoire. Dino Rossi is from my home town, whch is really red but doesn’t like him much, last time around he lost there by 221 votes (Gregoire got 75% of their vote) in short his home town gave the election to his opponant it was very sweet. It also says something about him when his home town won’t support him🙂 Just heard on the news she is pulling ahead in the polls. Heres to hoping it won’t even be close.

3 11 2008
Sue in Kansas

We are seeing the Wright ads every few minutes it seems here in Kansas, didn’t think too much of it since we are in the Kansas City market, but if folks are getting them in CA and NY they must be nationwide. They are put out by the PAC called National Republican Trust. As a registered Republican (not for long) I went to their comments on the website and gave them a piece of my mind. This Kansas resident voted for Obama\Biden 2 weeks ago and so did my hubby, both registered Republicans. I hope there are more of us here in this red state.

3 11 2008
vena45

Come on Alaskans voice your votes for Obama and shut Palin up once and for all! That’ll really put the Repugs in their place and embarass them if they loose to their home states.




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