Steal Back Your Vote. Tomorrow is E-Day!

3 11 2008

Most progressives are feeling reasonably confident going in to this election.  The latest numbers show Obama leading in the national numbers by 7 points and in the electoral college by a fairly wide margin.  The mood is good.  But the mood was good in 2000, and it was even better in 2004.  Remember when those early exit polls had us all convinced that we were about to elect President Kerry?  And yet, we ended up with another four years of an administration that many would argue was not legally supposed to be there in the first place.

In the last presidential election over 3 million votes were cast and NEVER COUNTED.  The next president, senator or congressperson may not be chosen by counting the votes, but by blocking the voters.

Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., are on the case.  Check out the  Steal Back Your Vote website.  Learn about six ways your vote can be stolen, and seven ways you can steal it back!  They’ve put together a fun comic book that shows how to deal with problems in the polling place.  The comic book is non-partisan, so you can take it into the polling place.  Pass it on to someone else in line when you’re done, or print multiple copies for those waiting.

Are you feeling a little stealthy, Mudflatters?  Black Box Voting has some great suggestions about what you can do to expose election fraud.  Most poll locations in the US require that the paper printouts from voting machines be posted on the door of the polling place after the polls close.  If you go to the polling place and video these original tapes as they hang on the door, you capture the “official” numbers as they should be recorded. 

These votes goes through several sets of hands before the results are released to the public.  Sometimes those final numbers don’t match the ones coming out of the polling place….go figure. But, if you’ve got those original numbers on video, you can upload them to the “Video Your Vote” site and get it on the record!   Then, if there are problems, you’ve documented them and put them in the proper hands.  Here’s a video that shows the process.


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3 11 2008
portland oregon native

Dicksville Notch, NH
Obama 15 //McCain 6
Wahoo!

3 11 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

Good luck with the voting tomorrow, mud puppies.

3 11 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

OT, and posted under McCain stuff on the Forum, but thought I’d share here before I head to bed. In standard Yahoo! format, the original mail from the campaign is below my reply, and I’m too tired to fix it.

I will be with all of you in spirit and prayers tomorrow. My 2 youngest will vote in their first presidential election and we will go as a family. I will carry the Mudpuppy spirit into the booth with me, and we will do our best to pour a bit of Blue into the midst of this SC red.

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Mudpuppies,

Here is the first email I’ve received from the McCain campaign. it came tonight. Since I’m in South Carolina, it seems a bit desperate. Thought I’d share my reply.

Thank you for being such a critical part of my sanity over the past several weeks.

Yours in hope for a new era,

Melangell Mudpuppy
Lexington, SC

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Dear John McCain,

I fully plan to make history tomorrow. As a white, middle class, female Cold War veteran of the United States Army Intelligence, mother and step-mother of five, bread winner in a family making somewhat under $100k per year (I make 3/4 of the total), with a son on his way to becoming an officer in the United States Air Force, I WILL make history by voting for Barack Obama.

I will vote against torture as policy for the United States.

I will vote against unilateral, pre-emptive military action.

I will vote against fear-mongering.

I will vote against tax cuts geared disproportianately toward the rich.

I will vote against corporate welfare, and the smearing of the poor.

I will vote against the gutting of the US Consitution.

I will vote agianst the secrecy, power-grabbing, and cynicism of the Cheneys, Addingtons, and Yoos of the past eight years – and the potential for those same types in your administration.

I will vote against cynical selections of candidates for offices as high as the Vice President.

I will vote against the cynicism of selecting a woman simply because she has a vagina and breasts, particularly since you could have selected Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Christy Todd Whitman, Kay Bailey Hutchinson, or Elizabeth Dole. Had you selected a man, such as Chuck Hagel, Lindsey Graham, or any number of other talented, reasonable men, I would have seriously considered voting for you.

Once, not so long ago, I believed in your integrity and sense of honor. You and your campaign have kicked that belief in the gut.

As an intelligent, well-educated, middle-class taxpayer and registered Independent in South Carolina, I will vote tomorrow for my core beliefs in the best that this country stands for – the very things that I stood for during my military service in Cold War occupied Berlin. In doing so, I vote against everything the Bush administration, the Republican Party, and your campaign have insisted I recognize as your values.

Furthermore, I will be forwarding your email to me and my reply to Andrew Sullivan, Mudflats, and Talking Points Memo.

Have a great, and very quiet life. I wish the very best to you and your family. But most of all, I wish the hope and renewal of an Obama presidency for both my children and my country.

— On Mon, 11/3/08, John McCain wrote:

From: John McCain
Subject: Make History Tomorrow
To: palmerpc@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, November 3, 2008, 10:14 PM

My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

Vote Throughout my years of service, I’ve been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I’m an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country’s future.

Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I’m prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation’s healthcare system.

Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.

I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.

Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.

I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.

With sincere appreciation,

John McCain

JohnMcCain.com

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

It’s Nov. 4 in S.C.! I’ll read the blog and toddle off to sleep a few hours! If I can…

3 11 2008
antiAnti

w00t dixville

3 11 2008
wes_ben

sixth?

3 11 2008
wes_ben

ah, 5th (i thought, i’d play it safe and add one in🙂

3 11 2008
Ennealogic

Stay strong, all. I’ll be out with my video camera tomorrow, and plan to get the numbers off the poll tapes too, although my local officials said tomorrow night would be too late, so I’ll have to wait until Wednesday morning.

3 11 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Stuck in the spam box, but hope to be out soon with an email from the McCain campaign, and my reply. I guess it qualifies under the “desperate times call for desperate measures….”

As Andrew Sullivan says, “Know Hope.”

3 11 2008
Edie

DIXVILLE NOTCH, New Hampshire (CNN) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama emerged victorious in the first election returns of the 2008 presidential race, winning 15 of 21 votes cast in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.

3 11 2008
Edie

You guys are fast

3 11 2008
braveny

wow.. how can they have returns already?

3 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Are we live blogging tomorrow nite? No one will answr me…

3 11 2008
portland oregon native

I was too excited to spell correctly…sorry

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin (21:28:48) :

Your terrific post is on the previous thread. You GO!!

3 11 2008
Dianna

Take a friend tomorrow or a neighbor or anyone that needs a ride!

3 11 2008
snoskred

If you get stuck in the spam box, can I respectfully ask that you do not post your comment over and over again.

When you do that, AKMuckraker or I have two choices – we pull all of them out (which annoys everyone who reads the comment threads) or we pull one of them out and delete the rest, which increases your chances of ending up in the spam box in the future.

You can try dropping in to the live chat on the forums and letting me know you have a message in the spam box, I will drag it out as soon as I can.

Snoskred

3 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

This is a repost from the other thread:
crust scramble,
Missouri is going to be tough. If Obama can get a large turnout in St. Louis and Kansas City, plus pull large numbers in the suburbs and do better than expected in rural areas, he may pull it off. There are a lot of evangelicals here, especially in the suburbs and they LOVE Palin. Southern Missouri is an extension of Arkansas. I saw a lot of McCain/Palin signs while down there in Springfield for the Biden rally a few weeks ago. I am in the northeast, rural area of Missouri. As a Southerner I have always been offended by the stereotyping of my state. After moving to Missouri, I am even more irritated. I have been around more bigots and uneducated folks here than I ever was in Georgia. No offense, to Missourians here. This is just my experience. It is going to be very close!
I have received very few calls or mailers from Obama campaign/DNC and have been inundated with many RNC/McCain mailers and robocalls (all of which were offensive). I hope that they were using resources in larger areas, since I am in a rural area with a small population. I don’t like Missouri being called a bellweather state, unless we go BLUE!

3 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

My fellow Mudflatters. I am going to retire now and hope to get a few hours of sleep. But know this in your heart, our day is here, our day is now. America, her voice will speak tomorrow, you will hear her speaking!!! Good, WILL win, over evil. I will be gathering with millions in Chicago tomorrow who feel just as we do. I promise to do everything I can to report to you live from Grant Park. Know this, among those 1 – 2 million people you will see on TV will be one strange cat, he will have 9 red, white and blue balloons, (again), and a sign that simply say’s Mudflats. You will be with me, and I, you. Good night all…

3 11 2008
psl

if we dont have to gape in horror at the criminals
conning the greedy and coercing the weak.
it will be in no small account of AKM and all you muddies!
good night. tommorow the battle for America begins, again.

3 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago (21:38:50) :
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The whole world (well, at least Mudflats) will be watching for you.

3 11 2008
mamaorange

No Palin medical records released. What do you AK folks make of that? I know AKMuckraker said she/he believed Sarah Palin was pregnant and is Trig’s mother, so what is Palin hiding? Or at this point does she just feel it isn’t worth it?

3 11 2008
Dianna

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Sleep well!
See you here tomorrow?

3 11 2008
MizKay [stuck in] Red Carolina

Shikago,
I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve.
G’nite!

3 11 2008
Kelly M

I voted absentee in person today in Haines Alaska…it’s still all about the paper ballot and fill in the little bubble here. I checked my answers like I was taking the SAT all over again. Trying not to hold my breath for the outcome tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Night Shikago!

Good luck with those balloons!

3 11 2008
3 11 2008
portland oregon native

Have fun Shikago. We will be with you in spirit ond watching on the tubes.

3 11 2008
responsiblecitizen08

Good night,all.
I am getting up at 5 to run in the morning. I will finish my route at my polling place and hopefully be the first in a long line of Missourians to help the state to go Blue for Obama. Sleep well.

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

@portland oregon native (21:22:30) :

Dicksville Notch, NH
Obama 15 //McCain 6
Wahoo!

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The great thing about the Dixville Notch results – in 2004 it was Bush 19, Kerry 7.

Something very big is happening…

3 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

Dear AKM and Mudflatters:

Thanks for being a great community of people. Have a wonderful day tomorrow because we know it is a new and hopeful beginning in our country. Sleep tight!

3 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

good night all-
I’m off to try and sleep as well.

3 11 2008
Dianna

Goodnight all. Sweet dreams.

3 11 2008
3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

In Dixville Notch there is only 21 people voting and they vote just after midnight, so they can be the 1st in the country to count their votes. And this year it was Obama 15 //McCain 6
2-1 for Obama Yes, We Can!

3 11 2008
NSWFM

Seems rediculous that it was released this late at night for this sketchy medical summary. For this, this could have been released by September 3.

3 11 2008
Karen

Say SP did give birth to Trig, what if she had her tubes tied? She wouldn’t want that news getting out. She wouldn’t want any more babies messing up her political ambitions either.

3 11 2008
Deep Blue in VA

Lock Pepper in Honolulu:

re: live chat tomorrow night – I have not seen any official word about that, but some of us were commenting about it on an earlier thread. I think if folks pop into the chat when they can throughout the day and evening tomorrow, there should be a steady stream of conversation.

A designated live chat time w/AKM could be great, but personally I find it a little overwhelming – the pace is dizzying once you have more than about 10 or 15 people participating.

That said, tomorrow night will certainly be an exciting time that this group will want to share with each other!

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Miss the start of SNL tonight, but saw something on MSNBC that I thought…they said was recorded when she was there….I guess it was supposed to be a joke, but was VERY NAZI like!
I’m trying to find it online…
???????

3 11 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

Dixville Notch(Obama 15 McCain 6) and Hart’s Lacation (7 votes for Obama, 10 for McCain and two for write-in Ron Paul) – they do grow fine people in small town America.

3 11 2008
Karen

Everyone is so focused on this election that that barely a thought is given to the current administration. Unfortunately, they are still there and very busy these days: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/opinion/04tue1.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

3 11 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

correction Hart’s Location17 for Obama 10 for McCain and two for write-in Ron Paul

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Man….. i am falling out of my chair here …..i can not keep up

3 11 2008
mvngfwd

Got trapped by 4 hours + of Traffic School DVD! But it actually was like therapy since I had to pay attention to something other than this election. Just read the latest 538, watched KO and RM, and have my blue candle burning. I believe Toot is very busy organizing the “ground team” waaayy up North to make tomorrow a great day. Good luck to all voting tomorrow and same to those volunteering, baking, praying, chewing nails et al. I look forward to celebrating this historic election with you all.😉

3 11 2008
Dianna

This so fits Sarah Palin:

According to Burnell, “It’s not surprising that narcissists become leaders. They like power, they are egotistical, and they are usually charming and extroverted. But the problem is they don’t necessarily make better leaders.”

Above taken from:

http://www.topnews.in/leadership-behavior-common-narcissistic-people-275058

3 11 2008
3 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

Voting Results are in for Dixville Notch, NH………
Dixville Notch, NH has voted Repub every year since 1968.
They started voting at Midnight ET.
21 registered voters. Results: Obama=15 McCain=6
GOBAMA

3 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

OOPS! Posted prior to reading other posts. Apologize for the
repeated post. WTH GOBAMA

3 11 2008
portland oregon native

@Deep Blue in VA
I agree…it’s big and hopeful and wonderful and alive and I am just basking in blue light tonight.
sleep well and vote tomorrow if you haven’t already

3 11 2008
Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Thanks everyone, I report tomorrow for duty…

3 11 2008
Dianna

Karen (22:01:19) :
Everyone is so focused on this election that that barely a thought is given to the current administration. Unfortunately, they are still there and very busy these days: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/opinion/04tue1.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

Oh no.
Thanks for bringing that to our attention.

3 11 2008
Dianna

Shikago aka Chief Hussein Shikago

Hope you get a chance to pop on here tomorrow, but we will be thinking of you.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Ok I just saw it…its supposed to be a spoof…she talks about when she is sworn in Jan. They better knock it off(SNL doing spoofs)…and Alaska is under”the Palin Doctrine” It was not funny. It was very fascist and nazi.😦
It is not up on SNL website yet. SCARY! The Palin Doctrine! In Alaska, If I lived there I would be very afraid…

3 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

wow — taken me couple hours to get thru all the comments
My Goodness everyone is on Pins & Needles tonight (me included)

Its going to be a very long and busy 24 hrs. So….. breathe – close yes – breathe – listen to calming music …… breathe – look at the candle — breathe — deep breaths – calm – relax –

DON”T FORGET TO BLOW OUT THE CANDLE BEFORE BED !!!!

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Bruce (22:05:25) :

Did you see the big Party that Alaska threw for Palin? Scary:
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Thanks, Bruce, You’re a man after my own heart.😀

3 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Melangell-

Awe-inspiring missive to McLame; I hope he reads it and takes it to heart. He probably won’t, but an honorable candidate would. I fear he has willingly sacrificed all of his integrity in order to win the Presidency.

We can’t let that happen.

We need to continue working for the election of the honorable candidate who promised to be President for all of us: Barak Obama.

I have voted, and tried to make sure it will be counted. Tomorrow I’m volunteering to drive people who need transportation to the polls; I expect to be inspired. I hope, in my small way, to make sure Colorado turns blue.

Be safe and be strong- and I’ll join all the mudpuppies tomorrow to watch the returns.

And remember, tomorrow it won’t be over; it’s just the beginning of working together to rebuild America into a strong, united country where we help all of us succeed. A country respected and admired throughout the world. And I promise to do anything I can to help AKM and other Alaskans bring Palin to justice.

Sleep well-

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Bruce (22:05:25) :

Did you see the big Party that Alaska threw for Palin? Scary:

http://thebruceblog.wordpress.com/2008/11/03/pics-alaska-throws-an-off-the-hook-party-for-palins-victory-return-home-boy-do-they-loathe-her-i-mean-love-her/
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LOL! Great 8)

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Man, I am freaking out here in MN. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with tomorrow, either way. I never thought in my lifetime (I’m thirty-seven) that I would be voting for a black man as president. My head is a’sploded.

Night, Chief Hussein Shikago. I’ll be scanning the crowds for you, bro. You done good.

3 11 2008
SMR

3 votes for Obama in Alaska today! Two former republicans & one first-time voter (my daughter) for THAT ONE!!!!!

The line was about 1.5 hrs long, and that was as short as it has been, according to the security people there. My mother said that yesterday, with temps around 10 deg, the line was snaking outside, that would have been a much longer wait than we had. I would say that close to 75% of the voters were not caucasian. Not sure what that means. Does that mean that there has been a huge disenfranchised minority vote in Anchorage just waiting for the right candidate? Pray that that is so! Lots of Obama, Begich & Berkowitz sign wavers on a major corner at rush hour. Big honks for them. Two kids barely twenty holding signs for Ted — must have had their parents tell them they had to do it. Can’t imagine they’re identifying with him or anything. On another corner just down the way, ONE M/P sign waver with his very small daughter (5?) holding up a sign as well. Not many honks for them, I only heard one while I waited for the lights to cycle through…

Sign of the times? I can hardly wait to have this over with! New beginning for all of us, and we deserve it! Change!

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (22:13:45) :

If you lived in Alaska, you would be lookeen’ forward to haveen’ Sarah Palin for breakfast!😉

3 11 2008
Lulu

PALIN RELEASES MEDICAL RECORDS – Palin releases medical records? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20081103/palin-health/

Does everyone here know this already? I’m always the last to post news…

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

SMR (22:18:14) :

Two kids barely twenty holding signs for Ted — must have had their parents tell them they had to do it. Can’t imagine they’re identifying with him or anything.
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Well, we know Ted speaks their “language”.😀

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

CO Almost Native, I hear you. Tomorrow, if things go our way, is just the beginning of a very long climb back up to where America used to be. It will take all our efforts, so we cannot slack off after tomorrow. If things do not go our way tomorrow, then it’s not my problem as I’m moving to Canada.

Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin , that is an excellent email. I am glad that you are disseminating it to the masses.

P.S. Not guilty? Not guilty? How the hell could Palin be found not guilty??????

3 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

now that everyone has taken a deep breath –
down to business ( lol )

Our candidate has done everything in his power to convince the American public that “he” is the right choice for the future of this country

We (ground-game runners & mudflats) have done everything we could from donations, to knocking on doors, to post-carding & rallys etc. We have done just about everything possible to get Obama elected.

The only thing left is VOTE – and help others to get to their voting locations.
It is undeniably – out of our individual hands. Use our right to vote – take our ID’s or whatever paperwork is needed – and VOTE

3 11 2008
NSWFM

Yeah, that SNL thing with Sarah Palin was nasty. She’s showing her true colors. It didn’t come across as funny at all.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Oh, and, if you live in CA, please, please vote against discrimination. Vote No on Prop. 8.

By the way, our voting system has to be fixed. There is no way people should have to wait for up to ten hours in line–not in this day and age.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:20:57) :

If things do not go our way tomorrow, then it’s not my problem as I’m moving to Canada.
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I believe there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen.

3 11 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

Heebie Jeebies-
I was just watching the Saturday Night Live Election Bash where the real Sarah Palin came on for a cameo appearance. She “jokingly” said that while she’s kept a sense of humor about all their jokes about her during this election, if they continue “after she becomes V.P.”, she will have to use her political powers to have NBC’s broadcast license revoked. “In Alaska, we play for keeps”, she snarked. As one of Sarah’s State of AK employees who is all too familiar with her “management methods”, I have to say that it literally sent a nasty chill down my spine. She didn’t get much of a laugh out of the audience, either.

3 11 2008
Dianna

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (22:23:34) :
@asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:20:57) :

If things do not go our way tomorrow, then it’s not my problem as I’m moving to Canada.
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I believe there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen.

If that happens, half of the American population will be there.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, yeah, well, that’s what I thought in 2000. Then, I thought, no way Bush gets elected in 2004. Shows how much I know.

3 11 2008
Trini

@Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin (22:25:59

She’s the “Red Queen”.

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Hi.
Was wondering if you were catching the news tonight. Not a boring day by any means.

3 11 2008
White Agate

Fell asleep for a while and now checking in again. Be well, all! Bring energy bars and water and folding chairs when you go to vote. I hope good weather brings a good turnout for Obama. I will think of Barack’s grandma and mine and all of the folks who have come before so I can be there to vote tomorrow.

G’night. And on November 5th, it’s back to the drawing room to contact reps about the 11th-hour policy assaults on the part of the (outgoing!) Bush II admin.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/04/opinion/04tue1.html?hp

I’m interested in everyone’s polling reports…sleep as well as you can everyone.

3 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

It is going to be a VERY LONG night

3 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

As far as the SP getting a pass from her own appointed “personal board” well – that was somewhat expected. She may have won that particular battle – but has not won the war yet. Yes, by AK state law – Monegan could be terminated without cause – so she did act within her authority.

Am sure there will be additional investigations regarding e-mails, kids travel and the house building — it isn’t over – just a set back. Also, in light of the intense scrutiny by the entire nation – will wager that the Alaska legislature will intently look at its current policies & procedures for State Employees & representatives.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dianna, I actually spent the evening with my best bud so she could talk me down. I did watch Keith and Rachel on the MSNBC site, though. Did I miss anything?

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (22:18:19) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (22:13:45) :

If you lived in Alaska, you would be lookeen’ forward to haveen’ Sarah Palin for breakfast!😉
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Yea, that’s the spirit! 8)
That little soundbite although meant to be “funny” is not…:(
want to hear what you guys think?

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:33:23) :
Dianna, I actually spent the evening with my best bud so she could talk me down. I did watch Keith and Rachel on the MSNBC site, though. Did I miss anything?

Barack’s grandmother died and you can write you note of condolence to the family. AKM provided it for us and will pass our messages on.

You okay?

3 11 2008
NoCalGal

Remember- Keep this number with you when you go to the polls… just in case

The number to call if you encounter any problems when voting is
1-866-OURVOTE

3 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Where is everybody? It is 1:36 EST. How can anyone sleep??

I may drive to my polling place with my book and thermos at 5 a.m. and wait in my car. I can’t stand much more.

Amen, amen above. SP was so snarky on SNL – that she didn’t know it was still on; they should advertise more. Revoking a license, playing for keeps is the Palin Doctrine is not funny.

Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC/Shuster said he was there when she taped it in one take without benefit of an audience. He “admired her intellegence.” ???

Responsible – sorry to hear that about MO. I was born in KC.

3 11 2008
reveur1147 aka Hussein NOpalin Scorpio for Obama

Bi-i-i-i-ig hugs to all Mudpups, with thanks for helping sustain my sanity and hopefulness throug*out these past 2 months

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dianna, I knew about Toot. That is so sad. I was just wondering if I missed a November Surprise.

I am a jumble of emotions tonight, and I don’t quite know how I am going to deal with tomorrow. I hope I don’t burst into tears as I vote. Like I said earlier, I never thought I’d live to the day when I would have the opportunity to vote for a black man for president. Gives me hope that some day, I will be able to vote for a woman, a woman of color, or an openly LGBT person one day.

One day.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Dianna (22:26:35) :

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (22:23:34) :
@asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:20:57) :

If things do not go our way tomorrow, then it’s not my problem as I’m moving to Canada.
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I believe there is no way on God’s green earth that is going to happen.

If that happens, half of the American population will be there.
^&^&&^&&^&*^&^&^&*^&*^
My Son, who is very “UP” on politics…says Obama going to “MOP THE FLOOR WITH MCCAIN” even in his home state!
I went out today…and the energy out there is “palpable” Its the energy of “Change”!!!
Ride the wave MUDPUPPIES!!!

3 11 2008
Dianna

NoCalGal (22:40:28) :
Remember- Keep this number with you when you go to the polls… just in case

The number to call if you encounter any problems when voting is
1-866-OURVOTE

Good reminder!! Thanks.

3 11 2008
braveny

wow.. I am giddy. It does feel like Christmas. I am heading off to bed and hoping I can fall asleep.

I think most of the AK folks are off preparing their signs to greet SWWNBN when she arrives to vote… Tomorrow will be quite a day. Taking back the USA.

See this link for nice poem from Nate at 538

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/chicago-tomorrow.html

3 11 2008
Dragon Lady

If the repugs steal this election I am moving to Canada and adopting the two comedians who pranked Sarah. It would be an honor.

3 11 2008
PDX Hussein That One MB

Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin (21:25:54) :

OT, and posted under McCain stuff on the Forum, but thought I’d share here before I head to bed. In standard Yahoo! format, the original mail from the campaign is below my reply, and I’m too tired to fix it.
***********************
Thank you for a beautifully written piece. It brought tears to my eyes.

My 16-yr-old daughter thanked me tonight for being so involved and informed about politics. She is just as nervous and excited as I am about tomorrow–did her homework tonight so she wouldn’t have to worry about it tomorrow in order to watch the returns. She says her friends are feeling the same–lots of nervous energy. She noticed that the pro-Obama kids had solid reasons for being pro-Obama and anti-McCain; however, the McCain kids didn’t really seem to know why they were for him/against Obama. I’m very proud of her, of course. She can’t wait for the next election when she will be able to vote!

Here in Oregon, no voting to do! Ours is all mail-in. Sometimes I’m envious of you folks who get to go vote in a booth, like we did in the “old days” in Oregon. But as I watched the video in the post, I thought that feeling comfortable that my vote was going to be counted securely was probably worth foregoing the booth.

Bless all of you and your presence here. I’m more of a lurker here, but I feel a deep attachment to this community.

MB

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

@Enjay in Eastern MT (22:32:50) :

As far as the SP getting a pass from her own appointed “personal board” well – that was somewhat expected.

hey NJ, if I filed a complaint against Aussie Puck Mule Hussein it would only be because I knew damned well that I could find myself wide-eyed and innocent.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

NoCalGal, thanks for the reminder. I have jotted the number down with my ballot choices. I don’t expect any problems at my voting place, but I will be ready if there are any. I am bringing a book, a crossword puzzle book, and stopping to buy a bottle of diet pop before going.

Dragon Lady, I am thinking that people forced themselves to go to bed to be ready for tomorrow. I took the day off (my bro is my boss, so he has to let me off), and I can’t sleep even though I am bone tired.

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, are there any parts in Australia that get snow and that get really cold?

I haven’t seen tonight’s SNL bash yet. I’m saving it for tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

I am with you about being a bundle of nerves and this should have been such an uplifting time as we go to the booth tomorrow. Shame on McC. and Palin for their hatefulness and their wacko followers.

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

It definitely should be the outcome but…. evil forces are at work in the opposing camp. I hope when they fall, they don’t resurface.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night, braveny. See ya on the flip side.

PDX Hussein That One MB, that’s great about your daughter. It seems that most McCain supporters are against Obama more than they are for McCain.

Do you watch Rachel Maddow’s show? She did a bit today about some security company sending a letter to some county in Oregon, stating they would be willing to help guard the vote.

Rachel said, “Someone should let them know that Oregon is the only state that has mail-in voting. What are they going to do, post a guard at every mailbox?” Rachel has been on a roll the last few days.

3 11 2008
Dianna

PDX Hussein That One MB

So glad you are here!

3 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Good write up in The Nation

[snip]

In short, it depends on you and your willingness to protect American democracy. It will not be the pundits or campaign managers who decide the outcome—it will be the get-out-the-vote activists, the poll workers, the monitors and observers, the election protection attorneys, the video-the-voters and the vote count investigators.

[snip]

But ultimately there is only one way Tuesday’s vote will be protected–if thousands of committed, independent public citizens show up at the polls with cameras, note pads, cell phones and lawyers, bound and determined to protect this election.

read more @ http://www.thenation.com/doc/20081117/fitrakis_wasserman

3 11 2008
NSWFM

I’m in CA and am going to go to bed soon. There was a funny thing on SNL where the two Bush daughters speak in their own twin language.

Thanks, Mudpals!

Let’s get it done tomorrow for Obama, his grandmother, the country and the world!

3 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

Good night, Mudpuppies. For any of you that haven’t been able to vote yet, I’d like to remind you that Nov 4 is my birthday, and I would really like an intelligent, rational President. And if you have any change left over, a filibuster-proof Senate would be really nice too.

Thanks.

3 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Twas the night before Christmas🙂 Don’t think I have been this excited for along time. Every republican I know is voting or has voted for Obama except of course my cousin Chucky the fundie preacher. Chucky has been deluging my in box with increasingly desparate emails. I haven’t bothered to tell him that I voted a week ago. It is my fondest dream that tomorrow you will all join me in making sure cousin Chucky goes down in flames by voting for Barrack Obama.
For those of you in the state of Washington please also join me and my home town in making sure our native son Dino Rossi does not embarrass us further by becoming governer of our great state. The last time he lost in our town by 212 votes, this was more than he lost the election by, in short we gave gave the election to his opponent, this from the people that know him best. I think that probably tells you all you need to know🙂.
Happy election day my mud friends. See you tomorrow when we share the great ride.

3 11 2008
Dragon Lady

AsianHusseingrrl – I should make myself go to bed but McCain and Palin are going to be on MSNBC soon. In for a penny, in for a pound.

Here in VA the repugs are running the 527 Wright ad about every 15 minutes. No joke.

Everybody see the Huffpo pic of SP as she asked if Barack thought the terrorists were good guys? Oo- that clenched fist and wide open mouth like no one else’s. Sixty-eight pages of comments.

Just saw the 527 ad about McCain’s age etc. that ends: President Sarah Palin.

The horror; the horror.

3 11 2008
Dianna

strangelet Hussein (22:54:05) :
Good night, Mudpuppies. For any of you that haven’t been able to vote yet, I’d like to remind you that Nov 4 is my birthday, and I would really like an intelligent, rational President. And if you have any change left over, a filibuster-proof Senate would be really nice too.

Thanks.

We will do our best to give you a very special birthday gift!
Sleep well and where I am, it is your BD, so happy birthday.

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

I’m in CA in a county with no early voting, darn it! It’s snowing, the wind is nasty, and I’m hoping it calms down before tomorrow. I’m taking a thermos of chicken soup with me, in case I’m in line outside. Ear muffs, ski coat, wool sweater, ski pants, uggs, ski mask . . . . I’ll be ready.

3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Don’t know if anyone here likes Boston Legal, but I enjoy it for various reason, not the least of which…tonight Denny Craig… voted for Obama…what a rush!

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:47:08) :

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, are there any parts in Australia that get snow and that get really cold?
——————————–
We have snow in the mountains, but only in the winter time. It only gets a few degrees Celsius below freezing, not really cold. Most years lately the skiing has been excellent, and we have relied on the snowmelt for our water because it hasn’t rained since 2000.

Down south, Tasmania is the last stop before Antarctica, if that’s any help.😀

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night to all who are going to bed. Sweet dreams of a you know what tomorrow.

strangelet Hussein, I hope you get the best b-day prez ever tomorrow!

3 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Portland, OR where all ballots are by mail. Washington County elections headquarters. Cars are lined up for 20 miles to drop their ballots in the box.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

SNL just ended with Amy’s Rap and SP, I think Amy should get a Emmy for that!
AGAIN! I saw the creepy Ad about rev. wright!!! WTF wrong with NBC and MSNBC? I want to write to them! I guess the repugs know all the dems watch( RM, KO, & SNL) and think they will change out minds…NO WAY!!! NBC FIRST VOTE JUST IN 11pm PT: BARRACK OBAMA! 8) didn’t catch where but Woooohoooo!!!!!
CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE!!!
GOBAMA!!!!!!

3 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

All the very best for tomorrow, my southern neighbours. My spouse sent in his absentee ballot a couple of weeks ago (for Obamba, natch). Tomorrow dawns a new, sunny and optimistic day – the dark and mean-spirited days will dwindle out and we will watch you stride strongly and honourably into the future with grace, intelligence and well-reasoned consideration. Welcome back!

3 11 2008
Dianna

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein (23:02:05) :
I’m in CA in a county with no early voting, darn it! It’s snowing, the wind is nasty, and I’m hoping it calms down before tomorrow. I’m taking a thermos of chicken soup with me, in case I’m in line outside. Ear muffs, ski coat, wool sweater, ski pants, uggs, ski mask . . . . I’ll be ready.

No early voting where I am (MS), either, but the line shouldn’t be long here as I suspect there will be a small group that will bother to vote.

Be safe. I sure don’t miss driving in snow.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dragon Lady, I cannot watch either McCain or Palin without feeling a searing pain in my brain. I do not know why, but there you have it.

Obama and Biden, on the other hand, I can listen to them for hours.

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, I am just sussing out all the viable options if tomorrow ends badly. I must have cold and snow where I live. That is nonnegotiable.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin (22:55:51) :

Chucky has been deluging my in box with increasingly desparate emails. I haven’t bothered to tell him that I voted a week ago.
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Ohh, that is making me laugh for so many reasons.😀

3 11 2008
Enjay in Eastern MT

Am about to hit the bed here too — going to be a looooong day tomorrow

Wish I could take off Wed. since we all (should) may be up celebrating tomorrow night —

Take care all — keep good thoughts & be sure to Vote if you haven’t already – would love to give Strangelet Hussein a fantastic birthday present.

((( huggs )))

3 11 2008
Dianna

Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin (23:03:42) :
Portland, OR where all ballots are by mail. Washington County elections headquarters. Cars are lined up for 20 miles to drop their ballots in the box.

WOW! That is truly impressive.

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

It’s been so strange lately that I broke out our West Wing DVDs and watched some about the Bartlett re-election. All the stuff that happened in those episodes can’t compare to this reality. Face it. If they’d had a candidate get punked, everyone would have said it was far beyond reality.
Put a little sanity back in my evening.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin
3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:06:15) :

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, I am just sussing out all the viable options if tomorrow ends badly. I must have cold and snow where I live. That is nonnegotiable.
———————————
I already worked that one out. Maybe you have some skills that could transfer to Antarctica. I understand from friends who have worked there that the #2 requirement is a talent for partying.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein, wait, you have SNOW in CA? We were at seventy today! Will be tomorrow as well. That is so not fair.

Re: Wright ads, I saw one during Sunday Night Football. My response? A big yawn. I mute commercials, anyway, so I just turned back to my computer for the duration. I also got two flyers from the RNC today. Shrug. Money they use to spend crap to me is money wasted, so whatever.

3 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

75,000 seconds til the polls close in CA. Nite again.

3 11 2008
Quetzalcoatl

My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

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

Fixed that for you, that about sums it up, McCain.

Oh, another Freudian slip, Joe the Bomb this time, utterings from McCain. Nice one. Can’t. Keep. Foot. Out. Of. Mouth.

3 11 2008
Dianna

Enjay in Eastern MT (23:07:01) :
Am about to hit the bed here too — going to be a looooong day tomorrow

Wish I could take off Wed. since we all (should) may be up celebrating tomorrow night –

Take care all — keep good thoughts & be sure to Vote if you haven’t already – would love to give Strangelet Hussein a fantastic birthday present.

((( huggs )))

Hugs back and sweet dreams.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night, Enjay in Eastern MT. Hope you’re able to get sleep.

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, Antartica. There are people there?

3 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Asiangirl – So That’s what’s causing that pain in my brain. I think you are right. I do not think I can take any more of of either of them.

Night pups.

I wish everyone sweet dreams of making history tomorrow.

3 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Am I the only one who can’t sleep?

3 11 2008
Dianna

Dragon Lady (23:13:39) :
Asiangirl – So That’s what’s causing that pain in my brain. I think you are right. I do not think I can take any more of of either of them.

Night pups.

I wish everyone sweet dreams of making history tomorrow.

Sleep well! See you tomorrow?

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

70’s in MN?????????? If you have to stand outside in line, you’ll be really grateful. I’ve got my skis on my car and I’m set, but standing outside in a semi-blizzard waiting to vote isn’t my idea of a good time. Wind, go away!

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Quetzalcoatl, snort. That was the best. Thanks for a sorely-needed laugh.

caligrl Hussein wolves eat PalinWTF was that? She seemed angry under that semi-smile, and it wasn’t even funny. Wow. Not good.

3 11 2008
Dianna

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (23:14:17) :
Am I the only one who can’t sleep?

Oh, I think you are in good company with others of us having that problem. Lol
Many have gone off to try and I hope they are more successful.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Whabs, Seattle, WA. (23:14:17) :

Am I the only one who can’t sleep?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
No! I have been sleeping badly😦 But I ventured out today…MUDPUPPIES…CHANGE IS IN THE AIR! ASIAN: do not despair….everything gonna be OK!
You need to go get grounded! Go to some trees a park a beach or something tomorrow. It will be ok. Watch…you will see, no need to flee! 8)

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (23:09:07) :

Thanks for posting that. SWWNBN reading someone else’s jokes from a teleprompter? Happens* every day.

*Correction: happened.😉

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

I’ll sleep plenty well. After all, staying up won’t make the time go faster, and won’t change the outcome, so I’m off to dreamland. I’d love to stay up longer, but I still have to teach in the morning, darn it. Maybe all those 11 year olds will take a voting holiday.

Night all

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Are you feeling any better?

3 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein (23:02:05) :

I’m in CA in a county with no early voting, darn it! It’s snowing, the wind is nasty, and I’m hoping it calms down before tomorrow. I’m taking a thermos of chicken soup with me, in case I’m in line outside. Ear muffs, ski coat, wool sweater, ski pants, uggs, ski mask . . . . I’ll be ready.

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein (23:02:05) :

I’m in CA in a county with no early voting, darn it! It’s snowing, the wind is nasty, and I’m hoping it calms down before tomorrow. I’m taking a thermos of chicken soup with me, in case I’m in line outside. Ear muffs, ski coat, wool sweater, ski pants, uggs, ski mask . . . . I’ll be ready.

___________________________________________
go sarah

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Whabs, Seattle, WA., me, me, me. I cannot sleep.

Dianna, night. Definitely see you on the flip side.

Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein , I am one of those weird people who would rather be in thirty below weather than in seventy above. I know, what are you going to do?

3 11 2008
LA

Sleep…HA…whats that. We will all sleep on Thursday after Obama is elected.
@Sarah
Storm is going to blow over by tomorrow. Are you in Tahoe? Its rained like crazy here in Sacto.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:16:44) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat PalinWTF was that? She seemed angry under that semi-smile, and it wasn’t even funny. Wow. Not good.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I know!!!! It was more like a threat!!!!
Good thing she is DONE…Stick that fork in her!!!!
It was creepy!!!
If you noticed Tina Fey didn’t stick around until the end of SNL when SHE was there, but did when mcgrumpy was….
I don’t think Tina likes Bible spice at all……….
8)

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:12:55) :

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, Antartica. There are people there?
————————————
There are towns there – some with street lights. Many countries have bases there.

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

Oops, I was telling others goodnight. I can’t sleep.

Just hope you are doing alright.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night, Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein , good luck with that blizzard tomorrow.

Dianna, caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I am still jumbled. I have this insane desire to cry, stay up all night, and in general, act like a loony woman. I think I shall do a bit more writing before I go to bed.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

LA (23:20:42) :

Sleep…HA…whats that. We will all sleep on Thursday after Obama is elected.
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I’m with you. Plenty of time to sleep later. And then, we will sleep with a big smile on our slumbering faces.😉

3 11 2008
Sarah "honey bucket" Hussein

Well, I’m still here instead of in bed. Asian, I’m gonna bundle up and hope that there’s just no way the line is 7 hours long! I’ll also have my chicken soup. My hubby and I can spell each other, taking turns sitting in the car if we have to. I’ll also have those hand and foot warmers–the ones that stay warm for 6 hours.
LA–No, I’m not in Tahoe. But I don’t say–I don’t want to be ID’d because in my second job, I’m not allowed to campaign or publicly express my opinion. So this site is nice for me. Bet it rained in Sacto. And, since it’s flat, it all just seems to stay in the streets, doesn’t it!

Now, I’m really off.

3 11 2008
EP DRAMA

I’m in CA in a county with no early voting, darn it! It’s snowing, the wind is nasty, and I’m hoping it calms down before tomorrow. I’m taking a thermos of chicken soup with me, in case I’m in line outside. Ear muffs, ski coat, wool sweater, ski pants, uggs, ski mask . . . . I’ll be ready.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I still haven’t watched the whole thing, but I definitely saw the smirk that Tina Fey gave Palin the last time they were on the show together. Remember, Tina said she’d be leaving the planet if McCain won. That couldn’t be comfortable.

Aussie Mule Puck Hussein, hm. You have me intrigued now. I shall have to research Antarctica.

Dianna, aw, thanks for the concern. I tend to have mood swings, plus, I had a drink tonight (I don’t normally drink as a rule) and a few cigs (only when I see my best friend, once a month or so), and enough fat, grease, and sugar to last a lifetime. Needless to say, I won’t be sleeping any time soon.

3 11 2008
ds55

Arrghh! I can’t sleep…

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:24:24) :
Night, Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein , good luck with that blizzard tomorrow.

Dianna, caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I am still jumbled. I have this insane desire to cry, stay up all night, and in general, act like a loony woman. I think I shall do a bit more writing before I go to bed.

I feel nervous, but I keep reminding myself that whatever happens is going to happen. If we faced bad news tomorrow, then we will simply take what we are given and fight like hell. Our fears are probably for naught.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

sianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:24:24) :

Night, Sarah “honey bucket” Hussein , good luck with that blizzard tomorrow.

Dianna, caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I am still jumbled. I have this insane desire to cry, stay up all night, and in general, act like a loony woman. I think I shall do a bit more writing before I go to bed.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Asian,
Please, BREATHE! Inhale to the count of 4 exhale to 6 do that for a few mins. It should help center and ground you. Tomorrow if you can, go to a park, trees, beach, breathe in the beautiful freash air…I went to a park today and believe me it really helped…but the “Change energy” is out there! Sensitive souls are feeling it! You need to get grounded. Crystals, water, trees, candles!
Change is always hard, but this is change for the good, Historic change!
Gobama!

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Is the Election About to Be Stolen?

“All this has led to speculation that the McCain campaign’s insistence that they can win Pennsylvania, Ohio, and other states, despite being (in some places, significantly) behind in most of the polls, could be prompted by having been informed about planned cyber interference with electronic voting results.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0811/S00050.htm

My own opinion is that McCain has been talking bullsh*t for two months, anyway.

3 11 2008
Dianna

sianHusseingrrl”that one”MN

You are always so gracious to everyone. A lovely quality and such a fast typer, too. Lol

3 11 2008
DeMo

Ick, Palin is speaking at a rally right now. I woke up to her shrill voice and now it looks like I’ll be trying to go to sleep to it. Don’t think that will be much of a success.

Spent a great part of the evening listening to “American Prayer.” Folks, tomorrow we get to the top of the mountain and I can’t wait to hear what everyone sees.

Barack has done his work. We’ve been doing ours. But we’ve got a few more hours to go. I have tremendous admiration for those who will be driving voters to the polls, baking goodies for poll workers, etc. And, of course, there are votes to be cast.

I’ll catch you all as the returns start coming in. My American Prayer is that we’ll be rejoicing together.

Until then…

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, thanks, for reminding me what I need to know. Maybe I’ll do tai chi in the park tomorrow as it’s going to be seventy.

Dianna, well, like I said, I’m moving north if McCain wins, so I shouldn’t be too nervous, right?

ds55, welcome, my fellow prisonerMinnesotan. The countdown to the beginning of the end of the nightmare starts…now.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:29:20) :

Aussie Mule Puck Hussein, hm. You have me intrigued now. I shall have to research Antarctica.
———————————-
You can only get there if you have skills that they need – and that doesn’t necessary mean drinking/throwing darts/singing, etc – although those come in mighty handy.😉

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

DeMo (23:34:26) :

‘nite, honey. You done good.

3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

oh, make her stop…she is on both CNN and MSNBC….I’ll be so glad when she makes that call tomorrow night saying congradulations to Biden,, dontcha know, also. Do you think she’s big enough to do it without having to rehearse?

3 11 2008
LA

@ds55 (23:30:23) :
You are in good company here…we are all not sleeping…AHHHHH

3 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Hi everyone
Here is a site just to make you smile — no politics involved.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap080722.html

Good luck to everyone tomorrow from Canada. And if it is raining or snowing – remember — we need all that moisture coming down to make things grow and be clean and bright for better days ahead.

3 11 2008
DeMo

ETA: Palin is invoking that freaking plumber again. They’ve made a celeb out of an unlicensed moron. But the campaign pointed a finger at Obama for becoming a celeb.

And why does she continue to cite The First Dude’s proud membership in United Steelworkers of America? They endorsed That One, as McCain called him.

Since McCain is about to hold a rally in AZ, it might be time to watch “American Prayer” again. If you’d care to join me, visit here:

I cry *every* time I watch. Tears of joy. Tears of hope. Tears for a better future.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

DeMo, thank you for reminding me that I haven’t played one of my fave Obama songs yet this evening. Have a good night’s sleep, and see ya on the flip side.

Dianna, yeah, I type pretty quickly. I have to in order to keep up with my thoughts. I am just honing up for when I run for office. Gotta find the good in everyone, right? Actually, I am pretty sarcastic in real life, but I do tend to be a bleeding heart liberal. I’m not ashamed to say it: I am a liberal.

Aussie Mule Puck Hussein, I think McCain is resigned. When I saw him on Saturday Night Live, there was a peace to him that really only comes when you accept your faith. I don’t think any of them really think they are going to win, but they have to say something.

3 11 2008
ira2

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (22:40:53) :
[…] I am a jumble of emotions tonight, and I don’t quite know how I am going to deal with tomorrow. I hope I don’t burst into tears as I vote. Like I said earlier, I never thought I’d live to the day when I would have the opportunity to vote for a black man for president. Gives me hope that some day, I will be able to vote for a woman, a woman of color, or an openly LGBT person one day.

One day.

Asian… you know Kansas is as red and as Bible-belted as can be, right? Hopeless, right? Well, my sister posted an article from the Salina Journal last Thursday: http://sibyllekuder.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/from-the-salina-journal/

I’d say “one day” is well within sight :o) You’ll never change the opinion of some people, but life does move forward no matter how much they jump up and down and try to hold it back.

3 11 2008
LA

Mudpups,
Quit listening to her…she will give you nightmares. And Yes, I too listen to American Prayer every day at least 5-6 times and sing….:)

3 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:34:47) :
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, thanks, for reminding me what I need to know. Maybe I’ll do tai chi in the park tomorrow as it’s going to be seventy.

Dianna, well, like I said, I’m moving north if McCain wins, so I shouldn’t be too nervous, right?

ds55, welcome, my fellow prisonerMinnesotan. The countdown to the beginning of the end of the nightmare starts…now.

This campaign has brought out so many people, and I believe that is because many have been feeling helpless for quite awhile to stop our downward spiral. This is the opportunity to correct our direction and reclaim dignity and well-being. We have lived with fear too long.

3 11 2008
Dianna

GJ in Idaho (23:37:29) :
oh, make her stop…she is on both CNN and MSNBC….I’ll be so glad when she makes that call tomorrow night saying congradulations to Biden,, dontcha know, also. Do you think she’s big enough to do it without having to rehearse?

LOL

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Watch my other fave vid, people:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjXyqcx-mYY

Yes.We.Can.

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, what talents do I need to possess in order to be accepted?

Ok. I am going to do some writing and then try to get to bed. Thank you all for letting me have my mini-freak out. Make sure you vote tomorrow if you haven’t already, and I’ll see ya on the flip side.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:34:47) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, thanks, for reminding me what I need to know. Maybe I’ll do tai chi in the park tomorrow as it’s going to be seventy.
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Asian: excellent! Tai chi would be perfect for you! I have mood/anxiety issues too, and grounding, nature helps so much especially if you live in the city, seek out nature or just hold a rock or crystal! Even if you live in a dense city you can find nature if you look. I will send good energy to you Asian…but trust, everything will be fine! 8)
You will be celebrating Barack as POTUS tomorrow night…mark my word.

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Good morning all! It is now November 4 here in France and I awoke to the terrible sad news about Toot passing away. I was praying with all my heart that she could just last long enough to see her Grandson become the President! How sad. I did leave my message on the last thread.

I finally got an short e-mail from my mom in Fla telling me that she has a package to send me (most likely all my Obama 08 gear we ordered) and that when she gets into the voting booth she will vote with her eyes closed! Oy vey! Maybe just her way of conceding that she will vote Obama. I sent her back a reply that said 8 years of Geirge Bush = more horrible years of Repubs McCain + lying Palin! Better send an e-mail to lil bro’ to call her one more time before she votes.

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

ira2, thank you for sending me that link. There is an openly-gay councilman somewhere in CA, and the Yes on Prop. 8 people are threatening to recall him if he doesn’t recant his public statement of No on Prop. 8. Barney Frank is gay. Yes, we are getting there. I do have to remember that we are progressing, even if it’s not as fast as I’d like.

Maybe, one day, an LBGT woman of color will be elected….

One day.

LA, I stopped listening to Palin and McCain a while ago as they give me indigestion. I advise others to do the same.

3 11 2008
LA

Asian;
Take the kitties and go curl up in bed and dream of tomorrow when we elect President Obama.
Nighters

3 11 2008
Dianna

DeMo (23:39:35) :
ETA: Palin is invoking that freaking plumber again. They’ve made a celeb out of an unlicensed moron. But the campaign pointed a finger at Obama for becoming a celeb.

That is one of strangest strategies they have been using. I still don’t understand why they didn’t let that just slip right into the archives of bad ideas.

3 11 2008
ds55

A few minutes ago, I heard Palin’s father say he taught Sarah to field dress a moose and tomorrow he wants to see her field dress a donkey. Grrr! Make them go away!

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Jamie, Floridian in France (23:49:12) :

Jamie, greeting to you in France🙂 I know that this election, the WORLD is watching, its so important b/c GWB has “mucked” it up so bad….
Are you guys feeling the energy of “change” there in FRance? What did you think about Palin pranked?LOL!

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I do have crystals…and tarot cards… and runes, not to mention black mirrors. Maybe I will do a reading or a scry tomorrow as well.

Jamie, Floridian in France, good for you for not giving up on your mom. I hope she decides to embrace the change that is coming.

Thanks, y’all for helping me. I appreciate it greatly.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:41:13) :

I, too, am a bleeding heart liberal – and have always been. It’s the (universal but not American) Catholic way and it’s the only way I can live with myself.

I can easily deal with people who call me a bleeding-heart liberal, but it took years of practice to refine the argument down to their own humanity. Once you do that, you have them beaten – because the truth is that anything that’s good and reliable in their lives is the result of bleeding hearts.

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Actually it dawned on me this morning. Everybody is focusing on whether or not Trig is hers, but what could be more damaging, more damning than that to her? Abortions! An abortion or two would certainly show up in any medical records that included births and anything gynecological!

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

LA, the kitties don’t sleep with me because of my allergies, but one is on my legs right now. I give them plenty of love before I go to bed, and it definitely helps.

3 11 2008
Dianna

ds55 (23:52:45) :
A few minutes ago, I heard Palin’s father say he taught Sarah to field dress a moose and tomorrow he wants to see her field dress a donkey. Grrr! Make them go away!

I hope that isn’t true. How nasty.

3 11 2008
Deuce2 AL

THIS IS MY “AMERICAN PRAYER”.Barack=Like a Rock!

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

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:41:13) : Come to Sweden – we have snow!

Has everyone else collapsed to bed and Jamie not got up yet?

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

sianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:53:23) :

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin, I do have crystals…and tarot cards… and runes, not to mention black mirrors. Maybe I will do a reading or a scry tomorrow as well.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yes! I do Tarot too! A reading yes, that would be good🙂 I don’t have a black mirror, though…but yes
I think we (who have cards) need to do a reading on this…but I do feel the energy, of change out there…the cards will only confirm what I feel.
Asian are you in CALI?

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, I learned early to proudly claim who I am and not cringe when someone throws a label at me like an epithet. In the words of the great Eddie Izzard, bullies get their charge from making you feel ashamed of yourself. Liberal is not a dirty word. Caring for others is not a dastardly deed. Being a community organizer is something of which to be proud.

So goes MY doctrine.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (23:53:38) :

Jamie, I don’t give a you-know-what about who is the mother. All I’m interested in is the mysterious doings of Dr Disappearo – who, today of all days, suddenly appears in the form of a press release!

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin (23:53:06) :

The election is all over the tv here. Whenever my husband turns on the news or a talk show it’s on the election and I am starting to hear audible groans! Like whenever he sees me walk in the general direction of my computer now….

Actually, I haven’t been out much the last couple of weeks as I’ve spent my days in front of mudflats!!!! But as I said, it’s all over the tv and the papers and though they are trying to be objective, their support for Obama, for change, for American leading the western world in electing a black to the White House. They know that the world desperately needs someone like Obama in the WH, that it will bring a return to diplomacy, peace, friendship and that is what they are hoping and waiting for.

3 11 2008
LA

Jamie,
Good morning to you! Here we are again.
We will never see SP’s medical records..at least the true ones.
But by tonight since its officially 4Nov in Ca and very early morning, it won’t matter. Obama will be our President.

3 11 2008
caligrl Hussein wolves eat Palin

Ok, Mudpups, g’night…this blog is going crazy, everything is posting over and over???
AKM?
Sweet dreams to all
Change comes tomorrow!!!

3 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, I claim the word liberal just as I claim socialist, feminist, and a few others. They are not dirty words, and I am better for my activism, as are all of us.

3 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

I had to work and missed KO tonight, thought he was going to be on again at 10, but he wasn’t. Was he to good, or what? Do you think he will be on after Hardball? Don’t know if I can sleep, so might stay up just to see…but then if I want to be first at the polls tomorrow, maybe I should turn in earlier. I’m not sure what it is going to look like here we have 15 precincts all voting at the fair building, so the lines may be long, or not. I could wait in the car, or not, but I will not go home until I vote, even if I have to wait all day.

3 11 2008
ira2

Dianna (23:56:27) :

ds55 (23:52:45) :
A few minutes ago, I heard Palin’s father say he taught Sarah to field dress a moose and tomorrow he wants to see her field dress a donkey. Grrr! Make them go away!

I hope that isn’t true. How nasty.

Somebody posted a link to a UK News story a while back, an interview with Palin’s parents – well, her mother seems to be the quiet subservient one, while her father did all of the talking in the interview. The man comes across as a total arsehole, and going by what I’ve read, it wouldn’t surprise me if he actually said what you quoted.

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I just got filtered – can’t handle that this early in the am.

3 11 2008
ds55

@ Dianna (23:56:27) : //ds55 (23:52:45) :
A few minutes ago, I heard Palin’s father say he taught Sarah to field dress a moose and tomorrow he wants to see her field dress a donkey. Grrr! Make them go away!

I hope that isn’t true. How nasty.//

He really truly said it in Nevada standing beside Sarah on stage.
http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/11/04/palins-dad-she-will-field-dress-a-donkey-tomorrow/

3 11 2008
LA

Jamie,
Good morning to you. Here we are again….:)
We will never see the true records of SP but by tonight since its officially 4Nov in Ca, it won’t matter. Obama will be our President.

3 11 2008
LA

Rats…I think I am going into spam.

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Good morning LA and to you all! I wasn’t filtered, it just looks like that there are so many more of you up and online here this morning than I usually find here at this hour! What? Can’t sleep? If it is still Nov 3 where you are then I say go get a good night’s sleep so you can stay up tomorrow night – election night – to celebrate. No sleep then for you!

I did hear on the French radio program the guy saying (now, I don’t know if he was quoting something from the US or just giving his opinion) that if McThief wins the election then all hell will break loose because everyone will know that the election was stolen!!!

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Wait a minute – my comments are not being posted in order – not being added to the end of the line. It looks like they are being sent back up to the middle. Is this weird or am I now just completely nuts?

3 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I moved to hubby’s computer to see if it works normally – my comments are being sent high up in the middle, not added to the end of the list. Anybody else suffering this too?

3 11 2008
ira2

Here’s the link to the UK article with the Palin’s parents’ interview:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4993804.ece?token=null&offset=0&page=1

Note that we can blame Mr. Heath for putting that flea in Sarah’s ear that she can be anything she WANTS to be – not what she’s qualified to be, but what she wants to be. *Barf*. And seriously, the man sounds like a redneck shmuck.

3 11 2008
Karen

I wonder if Obama’s sister will be able to be with him in Chicago tomorrow night. It would be nice if she could since she’s all the family he has left.

3 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Off to bed so we can get up early to vote before we go to work. Fortunately our precinct is very small, so I can’t imagine we’ll have much of a wait, and we fill in circles and get it scanned, so it’s pretty secure and reliable. I’ll catch up with all these comments tomorrow.

Get on out there and VOTE, my fellow mudpuppies!

3 11 2008
ira2

Hm, time stamp must be messed up. Newer posts post higher up now?

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Why are we not going to the (currently empty) chatroom to overcome this?

3 11 2008
LA

Hummmm…we seem to be having techinical problems here.

3 11 2008
eajphd Molten Contra Palin

OT but may be important post election. The Sidney Morning Herald describes the “Sarkozy call” as being routed up from SP’s office.

“We started by calling the governor’s office in Alaska, and after that, we were transferred from one person to another. It took us about four days.

“We spoke to about a dozen people, and that’s how we were able to speak to her.”
http://www.smh.com.au/news/us-election/prankster-reveals-how-he-duped-palin/2008/11/04/1225560778366.html

This supports the idea that SP is running her own campaign – probably looking to the future as everyone thinks. It also helps explain why McCain approved the Tina Fey’s going rogue as reported by KO.

Good Luck AKM when SP lands back on your door step.

3 11 2008
LaNon

well it was SUCH FUN to see all the no on 8 campaigners in WeHo and all around the more creative areas of LA today.. The tv coverage tomorrow night of 8 going down in flames will be v v entertaining.

cali will not amend the constitution as requested by the fundies. uh huh. won’t happen.
hope they broadcast from the abbey or 11 or some other killer gay spot in Hwood…
it’s FESTIVE!!! here in boy’s town!! everyone is having fun imitating our fav metrosexual gavin newsome who is radical saying Ya Better Get Used to it…! pretty funny how much $$ is coming in from other states….like….utah. Utah and cali are not a natural mix if ya get my drift.

looking forward to voting and waiting…

3 11 2008
LaNon

there are many succesful gay politicians in california who are respected for their work.
Pretty much forever. It’s just pretty open, closer to the ocean, the cooler the scene.

You guys can watch prop 8 vote tallies directly at the cali sec of state results site which will be faster in totals and updating than the tv idiots..

3 11 2008
tspey

VOTE AMERICA!

Good luck everyone!

I’m voting tomorrow at 7 am with my wife. I plan on hitting the streets starting at lunch and then going to election central at 10 pm to cheer on Mark Begich, Ethan Berkowitz and President Obama! :oD

3 11 2008
LaNon

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (23:49:26) :

…Yes, we are getting there. I do have to remember that we are progressing, even if it’s not as fast as I’d like.
————————

it’s hella faster in cali than most states.
fact.

3 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

HEY PEOPLE!!

This is a really bad time for Mudflats to go down, but all it means is that people will have to go to bed. If you find me in all of this, I wish you peace.

Heart you,
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

4 11 2008
knikgoose Hussein justaskin

How the heck can anyone sleep?
It’s like Christmas eve ‘cept we don’t know if we’ll get Santa or the Grinch!

I tried watching her, too, and she’s even ‘flippier’ and , if it’s possible, lying more! (Every sentence was a lie!) So, I have permanently shut her off.
However, on TPM there was an interesting comment about the “troopergate’ report released today,..

Petumenos whitewashes important facts. For example, see his report, p. 13. He says the Palins met with AST in 11/06 and expressed their concern that Wooten was “a security threat.”

Now look at the Branchflower report, p. 44, regarding the testimony of Gary Wheeler. He was at this meeting, and specifically asked the Palins “whether they perceived any threats from any individual or were afraid of any individual.” Wheeler said “I got a negative response … they basically said no.”

Wheeler has been a trooper since 1981. His sworn account directly contracts the claim made by the Palins, as reported by Petumenos. Did Petumenos interview Wheeler? No. (See Petumenos p. 9 for the list of people he interviewed.) Petumenos claims that he carefully took into account all the testimony that Branchflower gathered, but Petumenos is obviously ignoring this blatant and material contradiction between what Wheeler said and what the Palins said.

Wheeler’s testimony is important, because it shows that the Palins were not sincerely concerned that Wooten was a threat. Because of Wheeler’s testimony and other facts, Branchflower concluded that the Palins’ “claims of fear were not bona fide and were offered to provide cover for the Palins’ real motivation: to get Trooper Wooten fired for personal family related reasons.”

Nowhere does Petumenos mention Wheeler’s testimony, or address this contradiction. This is an example of how sloppy, incomplete and slanted the Petumenos report is.
Posted by jukeboxgrad ”

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2008/11/report_palin_not_responsible_f.php

Between that, and his firm’s conflict of interest regarding the Wasilla Sports Complex problems,….he’s got some ‘splainin’ to do.

And, of course, why did Palin release most of her security detail when she was 7 months pregnant if she thought he was a threat? AKM

4 11 2008
akmuckraker

New thread

4 11 2008
248 Crayons

ds55 (23:04:49) :

@ Dianna (23:56:27) : //ds55 (23:52:45) :
A few minutes ago, I heard Palin’s father say he taught Sarah to field dress a moose and tomorrow he wants to see her field dress a donkey. Grrr! Make them go away!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Too bad as an educator he didn’t teach her how to speak properly. That’s just gross and mean about field dressing a donkey. @ssholes!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
diana

VOTED IN nys, NO PROBLEMS, THOUGH THEY SAID THEY HAD A LINE AT 6AM THIS MORNING

THNKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR THIS BLOG IT’S HELPED ME GET THROUGH THIS CRAZY ELKECTION,

LOVED THE MEMO TO MCSHAME, SORRY BUT CAN’T RESIST, CAN’T WAIT FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE STAGE…..

TAKE CARE WILL CHECK BACK AFTER WORK…I’M ALSO RTAKING A WOMAN TO VOTE WHIO HASN’T VOTEDS SINCE SHE WAS 18, SHE’S IN HER 70’S AND WITHOUT ANY PUSHING ON MY PART, SHE’S VOTING OBAMA….

OBAMA 08

4 11 2008
Peggy

Hi Everyone,
I voted this morning in Woodland Hills, CA (L.A. County). No problems. Got there a half hour after polls opened and the line went very quickly. Out in about 15 minutes. Believe me I never get up this early, but I wanted to be sure I had time to vote before I went to work. What a wonderful satisfying experience to cast my vote for change in this country.
Much different from the experience my brother had last night. He tried to vote early at the only Los Angeles Country early voting location which was in Norwalk. Unfortunately he arrived 5 minutes after 5pm and they wouldn’t let him in. He said the crowd there was huge. The people who were able to get in still had a three hour wait. Again this was the only early voting location for Los Angeles County. While in adjacent Orange County, which is mostly higher income, conservative, and Republican there was early voting everywhere, even at the malls.
The people in line at the Norwalk location were mostly minorities, which most likely means registered Democrats and people that have to work during the week and can’t afford to wait in line all day. Seems to me that the lack of voting locations even here in California which is a strong Blue state is a way of disenfranchising a certain portion of the population.
Unfortunately there was also a large group of people with loudspeakers next to the polling place yelling “Yes on Prop. 8” which is the anti-gay marriage proposal, which many of us are seeing as a basic discrimination issue. Another way to reduce the rights of citizens and encourage hatred.
I so look forward to Obama’s presidency which I believe will start to bring this country together and lead us with compassion and wisdom. I know his dear Grandmother Toot is watching over him today with a great big smile and a very proud heart.
I haven’t written much here on Mudflatts, but I want you to know how much I appreciate all of you. I check the blog first thing in the morning, when I get home from work and before I retire for the night. Thank you for all your dedication and hard work.




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