Election Day – Open Thread

4 11 2008

First calls!

VT to Obama

KY to McCain

IN too close to call.

The Mudflats chat is in full swing!


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4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

ARGH THIS IS GOING TO KILL ME!

4 11 2008
C Trout Palin

tension unbearable

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

So I should have said, WOW, IN too close to call? I went to college there and I would never have guess that that state could be so close!

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein
4 11 2008
Anonymous

GO BLUE

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

OK, typing too fast to get all the letters and commas in there. Should have said, “I went to college there, and I would never have guessed that that state could be so close!” Ah, better now…

4 11 2008
Emjay

I’m on my computer here – MSNBC on TV and also have the electoral scoreboard on Kos on my computer http://scoreboard.dailykos.com/map/

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I hope McCalin/Pain enjoy their chance to be ahead in the election–won’t last long!

4 11 2008
Blue Idaho

I do not think I have enough wine.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Voting was smooth as silk here in east honolulu–had fun waving at the sign bearers on the corners.

No Bradley effect for me–I colored in that square with all the confidence in the world—all the curtained booths were occupied and so I voted proudly at a table!

Proud to vote for the next POTUS (drum roll) Barack Obama!!!!

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

WHOOPIE!!!

4 11 2008
ocliberal

Republicans have conceded Dole’s seat in NC! Woohoo!

4 11 2008
ttownlotta

This election is giving me ulcers. Have started drinking.

4 11 2008
mustang

the tension is palpable
hanging in the wet dripping air where i am

almost hard to breathe….

also so so very quiet…

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“Republicans have conceded Dole’s seat in NC! Woohoo!”

SHUT UP…..REALLY??? Hot diggety DAWG!

It’s only 2:15 in Hawaii but I’m tempted to start the celebration…but don’t want to crash too early! I guess I’ll wait a couple of hours before I start Miller time…

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

*falling off the wagom*

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

I think McCain will take Indiana, unless Obama has a nice turnout in the Western part of the state.

4 11 2008
moxiemocha

I’m surprised at the McConnell/Lunsford race here in Kentucky. It’s really dead heat. We will see how it comes out. Of course, McCain wins Kentucky. That’s a no-brainer.

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

wagoN

4 11 2008
shilo442

I can’t watch this anymore. What the heck is going on in Virginia?

4 11 2008
Deb

ok–this is great news! I’m multi-multi-tasking here, cooking dinner, watching MSNBC live, checking five thirty eight and also checking in here…I’ll check in now and then and then settle into chat with my laptop and TV later after I eat!

GO OBAMA!

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

shilo442 (15:21:45) :

I can’t watch this anymore. What the heck is going on in Virginia?
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It looks like tissue time in VA.😦

4 11 2008
jojin

Beginning to feel sorry for Mccain. Such an OLD man – such a tough fight. I think he will now have an heart attack and croak.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

This is almost more than I can bear.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Florida doesn’t look good…tell me it’s too soon to call…

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

WOW, McCain doing very very well in VA…

Not the best of start

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Too soon to call. On cnn they’re saying the numbers coming in from Virginia are two small rural counties. Don’t give up hope.

4 11 2008
NMJ

Did I just hear right? Did MSNBC just say it’s projected 57% Dem in AK?

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

How would they know already? AK is still voting

4 11 2008
Regi

Can’t breathe.

4 11 2008
momcat4obama

i’m going insane!!! so glad i have you folks to go with me… ; )

4 11 2008
pvazwindy

TV on mute-wife crying-had to come here for support

4 11 2008
More Light than Heat

Anyone else having trouble connecting to the chat server over in the Forum????

4 11 2008
NMJ

They’ve only counted 14% of the votes in Indiana. D & R keep switching places.

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

Yeah, our polls don’t close for another 4 hours and 28 minutes here…how would they know yet?

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Could they have meant Arkansas? Aren’t they AK?

4 11 2008
shilo442

Real clear politics has in Fantasy 08

Virginia Democratics 83.1

Republican 14.4

They’ve always called these right , all through the primaries I relied so much on this. Gee I hope their right tonight.

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@lock pepper in honolulu (15:33:59) :

Could they have meant Arkansas? Aren’t they AK?

Nope, they’re AR, Arizona is AZ, Alabama is AL, and we’re AK…

4 11 2008
SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

I am so nervous, it looked good in my part of Florida but my stomach is in knots as I watch the returns. Four drinks don’t seem to help.
SOMEONE TALK ME DOWN! PLEASE!!!!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Lifesrants (15:29:59) : How would they know already? AK is still voting

That’s what I thought. I guess it’s just a “projection”, not a count. I’d like to know what they’re basing it on.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“momcat4obama (15:31:53) :

i’m going insane!!! so glad i have you folks to go with me… ; )”

Me, too, Mom cat! My husband and two cats are napping–can you imagine? This is such a great community–thank you AKM!

A toast to the Yellow Boots! tho haven’t started drinking yet–

4 11 2008
Dianna

lock pepper in honolulu (15:15:05) :
Voting was smooth as silk here in east honolulu–had fun waving at the sign bearers on the corners.

No Bradley effect for me–I colored in that square with all the confidence in the world—all the curtained booths were occupied and so I voted proudly at a table!

Proud to vote for the next POTUS (drum roll) Barack Obama!!!!

YAY, LOCK!!!!! Say, are you keeping your name?

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@lock pepper in honolulu (15:33:59) :

Could they have meant Arkansas? Aren’t they AK?

I meant to add that that is a common mistake though, people thinking that Arkansas is AK…so maybe that’s what happened.

I had to write to The Food Network after Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt labeled a map with AK for Arkansas… I never did hear back from them…

4 11 2008
Susie in Jersey

Oh, oh – I’m thinking that maybe it’s not looking too good for our guy right now. Please tell me I’m wrong.

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

Alaska is pretty much McCain
Just like Texas, Louisana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Georgia, South Carolina, Arizona.

So don’t get upset over those states.

4 11 2008
Uncle Joe Mccarthy

who knew?

todd palin is a racial minority

oh, and mitch mcconnell was just booted out of congress

4 11 2008
InJuneau aka Wrangler Tractor That One Hussein

@Lifesrants (15:36:47) :

I’ll have you know that a poll taking this week in Alaska had McCain only 2.7% up on Obama, which was well within the 4% margin of error.

4 11 2008
Sparky

ocliberal (15:15:29) :

Republicans have conceded Dole’s seat in NC! Woohoo!

buh bye Dole! You did it to yourself

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

I am scared to start drinking – won’t be able to stop! Pass the Tums!
Glad I made the lasagne last night to put in the oven – wouldn’t be able to stay long in the kitchen – no tv there!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Okay, I lied–Florida looks better than I thought…I think I’m just so frantic I’m jumping to conclusions. They only have 1% in but 57 O to 43 Mc–Go FLORIDIANS!!!

4 11 2008
yellowdoggranny

I’m too nervous to watch the results, listen to people speak, or think…I think I’m having a nervous breakdown..I may gack!

4 11 2008
iona

ah yes – I remember Tallahassee…I went to sleep believing what the
TV told me…that Gore was our president. Was awakened by my clock
radio the next morn braying “And the next president of the US is in
the hands of the state of Florida!” I also remember when they called
it for Kerry. in other words, it’s too soon to be calling things…slow
down, it’s going to be a long night…be calm and breathe and don’t
take what you hear as a lock-down on anything….

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Okay, I think I’m headed out to buy beer…my liver needs this election to be over…
Back soon!

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

CHILL!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Dianna

lock pepper in honolulu (15:35:51) :
“momcat4obama (15:31:53) :

i’m going insane!!! so glad i have you folks to go with me… ; )”

Me, too, Mom cat! My husband and two cats are napping–can you imagine? This is such a great community–thank you AKM!

A toast to the Yellow Boots! tho haven’t started drinking yet–

I use to married to a man like that. He slept though EVERYTHING.

4 11 2008
SGM in Alabama

SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin,

It’s going to be all right. Have some food & keep breathing…. No more drinks for a while.

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Dianna – said on previous thread – I want electoral maps With Widgets that show in Real Time (as Hamletts Mill taught us) the individual state results.

I can’t hang forever on 3 percent in for Virginia. Anyone know who is doing a state by state real time result on the web?

Beer goes with Tumbs. Tubs. Tums. It is 7:42 and I am having a nervous breakdown.

Actually white wine goes with Tums. And Hostess powdered doughnuts.

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

WOW!

McCain is doing alot better in VA then I thought even at the rural areas,

4 11 2008
shilo442

Ahead in Florida

4 11 2008
NMJ

CBS and Fox have called W. Virginia for McC. ABC, CNN, NBC & AP are holding off.

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Just got confirmation that my son voted for his very first time!! He’s 19.

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

Where is the best real time numbers? Where are you finding the Florida #’s

4 11 2008
Dianna

Dragon Lady (15:43:09) :
Dianna – said on previous thread – I want electoral maps With Widgets that show in Real Time (as Hamletts Mill taught us) the individual state results.

I can’t hang forever on 3 percent in for Virginia. Anyone know who is doing a state by state real time result on the web?

Beer goes with Tumbs. Tubs. Tums. It is 7:42 and I am having a nervous breakdown.

Actually white wine goes with Tums. And Hostess powdered doughnuts.

This needs to be over soon before I wipe out everything in the kitchen.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@More Light than Heat (15:32:21) :

Anyone else having trouble connecting to the chat server over in the Forum????

I haven’t been able to go into the forum the whole day! Keeps redirecting me here:(

The tension is unbearable…..what’s happening with Virginia!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Dragon Lady (15:43:09) :Dianna – said on previous thread – I want electoral maps With Widgets that show in Real Time (as Hamletts Mill taught us) the individual state results.

I can’t hang forever on 3 percent in for Virginia. Anyone know who is doing a state by state real time result on the web?

Go to Polster.com: http://www.pollster.com/

Every time you refresh the page the colors change as soon as there are new counts in. Hover over a state to get more detail.

4 11 2008
shilo442

Oh, shoot, I have to go get a beer, my nerves are shot, heads dizzy, so just what I need is a beer. 83.1 to 20.0 in virginia They have Obama still winning.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Virginia???? WTF Might be a very long night

4 11 2008
Dianna

I am suppose to be at my friend’s house and I can’t stop pushing my refresh button!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
shilo442

Sorry 83.0 to 13 in virginia

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Daily Kos had it but now I can’t get it to work; it posts Nothing.

4 11 2008
Dianna

S.C. to McCain ????
Just got an e-mail about that.

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

FOX Gives West Virginia to McCain

MSNBC South Carolina to McCain

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Again, states that Mc was supposed to win.

4 11 2008
Dianna

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH.

This is torture.

4 11 2008
White Agate

My husband is checking 538, Pollster, NYT, CNN every 3 seconds. I sent him upstairs with the kids for tubs. I am down here ‘washing dishes’ with a glass of wine checking on Mudflats. Will go to the Forum next.

It’s going to be a long night, but the energy is good. Thinking good thoughts…

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

McCain’s last interview sounded like a concession …… weird.

4 11 2008
Dianna

Dragon Lady (15:49:37) :
Daily Kos had it but now I can’t get it to work; it posts Nothing.

Oh, Dragon Lady, I gave up on being on any page but here because my computer kept freezing up.

4 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

So glad Dole is out, she shot herself in the foot the nasty old bat!!

But what the hell else is going on??!! Keep us posted please everybody. Feel ill, must drink more vodka!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

can someone please talk me down on Virginia? This was leaning Obama – if it goes Mccain, then how do we view polls of other states?

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Penn. will be closing in 6 minutes.

4 11 2008
BigPete

For all you nervous wrecks………Daily Show Indecision 08 at 10 pm EST

4 11 2008
Dianna

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (15:54:13) :
can someone please talk me down on Virginia? This was leaning Obama – if it goes Mccain, then how do we view polls of other states?

Keep an eye on PA, FLA, Ohio.

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

well that was fun ,, my sand pile thumbs up/down poll (in phoenix) is closed..
Too dark … This morning it was Obama about 3 to one ..This afternoon I had a run of 20 thumbs up and no down .. This evening It was back to about 3 thumbs up to one down (or no comment)
Obama had 100% of the Spanish/Mexican vote all day ..
Thats this part of north phoenix (all I could do)

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Whose the Geek – Hamletts do you know about Daily Kos electoral scoreboard?

– it not only showed (the one time it worked) the percentage of the state vote in but broke down by county. It is fantastic but it is blank now. Maybe it crashed?

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady (15:54:04) :

So glad Dole is out, she shot herself in the foot the nasty old bat!!

cheers to that !!!!!! she got what she dished out ,, perfect ..

4 11 2008
mustang

i still cant watch tv….just reading blogs….

4 11 2008
phoebe

@Regi

OT…you live in the Hudson River area? We peeped last fal l& took all the backkroads….what a place. Do you know of the Guinan family & “The Little Chapel of Hope”?

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@Dianna (15:55:57)

Thanks…arrrggghh

Refresh, read, wine, wine, read, refresh, wine, wine, read, wine, wine….

4 11 2008
antiAnti

msnbc map shows the country breakdowns – just click on a state

4 11 2008
Dianna

BigPete (15:54:28) :
For all you nervous wrecks………Daily Show Indecision 08 at 10 pm EST

???

4 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

Dianna (15:53:53) :

Me too, I think we’ve finally killed those tubey thingys.

4 11 2008
shilo442

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (15:54:13) :

http://fantasy08.realclearpolitics.com/aav2/trading/tradingHTML.jsp?evID=7672&eventSelect=7672&updateList=true&showExpired=false

I’m watching the fantasy stock still has obama winning virginia
82.3 to 14.8

4 11 2008
Nebraska Native

Changing my name back now… no more waiting… Dole is out??? Didn’t see that! Divine indeed!

4 11 2008
NMJ

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (15:54:13) : can someone please talk me down on Virginia? This was leaning Obama – if it goes Mccain, then how do we view polls of other states?

Hey, just because a couple of channels decide too early that Virginia belongs to McPain, that’s just going to make them look bad. Because Virginia will definitely go BLUE.

4 11 2008
antiAnti

country = county

4 11 2008
mpb

Alaska voters voting info for those not in their precinct or too antsy — important http://ykalaska.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/alaska-voters-voting-info-for-those-not-in-their-precinct-or-too-antsy-important/

You can vote anywhere in Alaska where there is a poll. Be sure to ask for “question ballot” by name.

4 11 2008
mustang

thx for Daily Show reminder!!!!!
🙂

4 11 2008
shilo442

PA. to obama yeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

NPR just predicts Obama in Pennsylvania.

4 11 2008
shilo442

NJ> Obama yyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

4 11 2008
ocliberal

MSNBC just called PA for Obama!!! Yeah!!!!!

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

BBC says Pennsylvania goes to Obama!

I can breathe again…

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

when wolf blitzer says he projects does that mean it’s a pretty sure thing? How can they now with only 1% of precincts reporting?

4 11 2008
shilo442

Mass conn obama new hamp YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEAAAAAAAA

4 11 2008
DeMo

It’s gonna’ be a mofo of a night. I’m here and at Pollster.com, fivethirtyeight.com, Daily Kos electoral map and electoral-vote.com.

When I saw the initial numbers for FL, I let out a sound that probably scared my neighbors. When I saw VA, I let out a sound that scared me. So far, numbers are what was expected. Very eager to see PA.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

NH for Obama

4 11 2008
Lana, KY

it gets all dark
the computer overloaded
it gets very quiet
i think i imploded ~

where’s my mind ?

4 11 2008
Sparky

NPR says Obama winner in at least 9 states thus far

4 11 2008
shilo442

DELEWARE obama GGGGREAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
103 ev now

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAA!!!!!

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

56/43 McCain with 12 percent reporting.

Don’t breathe; got it to work.

Everyone try Daily Kos – you’ll see how incredible it is. If you poll late, check a state coming in.

Just stopped working.

103 to 34 (Obama) Chris Matthews says it is over for McCain. To heck with Kos.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

OMG! 103 electoral votes for Obama already

4 11 2008
NMJ

MSNBC calls PA, MD, Conn, NH, MN, DEL, D.C., and ILL to Obama. They say that the path has closed to 270 for McPain!!

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

chris matthews just essentially said McC has lost

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

THANK GOD!!!! WE GOT PA AND OHIO!!!
BUH-BYE MCRAGE!!! YER OUTTA THERE!!!
BUH-BYE SARAH!!!! WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
shilo442

Obama will take Missouri. I’m sure of it.

4 11 2008
DeMo

Wait, MSNBC called PA for O? That’s fantastic! Need to hear it from CNN. Don’t know why, but I chose a network and I’m sticking with it for the night. Not a clue why I chose CNN. With my nerves, I don’t know why I’m choosing anything.

G-d knows what I’ll choose for dinner. Should be interesting. And I’m sure you’re all on pins and needles wondering what my final verdict will be for dinner. Take out, for sure.

4 11 2008
Badgers

Has anyone else called PA? (ap?)…

Indiana still looks intresting…

looking good !!!

4 11 2008
shilo442

Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin (16:04:21) :

Did we win Ohio too?

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

SP has scared the BeJesus out of prochoice women – chris matthews

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Remembering past Florida predictions–Post Election Stress Disorder

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

God, I wish I could sleep through this like my husband and cats….
How can MSNBC say it’s over for mccain already? I would like to hope but just don’t get it…(always been mathematically challenged)

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Fired up, ready to go……….

4 11 2008
DeMo

ABC News just sent me an email alert and called PA for O. Weeeeeeee!

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

This morning I kept reading that this could all be over by 8pm (EST)

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

Just got home….

How’s our man doing?

4 11 2008
kate aka chin duststrap

People, I am a wreck, husband away, exhausted teenage daughter asleep. I am going to get the scotch soon!!

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

NMJ – those Kos county numbers for VA are terrifying – when I can get the thing to work. They still hadn’t called PA numbers. What gives?

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

wow this is crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy ,,,

4 11 2008
shilo442

Ahead in Fla. so far!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
phoebe

JK Cooper

yes a very good sign….think Mc may be SOL

4 11 2008
Dianna

DeMo (16:05:06) :
Wait, MSNBC called PA for O? That’s fantastic! Need to hear it from CNN. Don’t know why, but I chose a network and I’m sticking with it for the night. Not a clue why I chose CNN. With my nerves, I don’t know why I’m choosing anything.

G-d knows what I’ll choose for dinner. Should be interesting. And I’m sure you’re all on pins and needles wondering what my final verdict will be for dinner. Take out, for sure.

LOL! I don’t recommend the dried pineapple, bacon and saltines that I vaguely remember eating. The tiny marshmallows went down well, however.

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Fired up, ready to go……….Lock Pepper…
God, I wish I could sleep through this like my husband and cats….
How can MSNBC say it’s over for mccain already? I would like to hope but just don’t get it…(always been mathematically challenged)

I think that it is over……………I hope that it is over, I pray that it is over!

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Guys and Gals!!!

I’m baaaaack!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Dragon Lady (16:11:57) : NMJ – those Kos county numbers for VA are terrifying – when I can get the thing to work. They still hadn’t called PA numbers. What gives?

I closed Kos – loaded too slow. Use Pollster.com.

4 11 2008
Deb

ok…finally back…with laptop, msnbc on, and fivethirtyeight backdrop…
YIPPEE for PA!!!!

4 11 2008
Deb

north carolina is not far behind in coming out for our man!

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Whew, my nerves are starting to pulse real hard.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

What a difference between the Chicago crowd and the Phoenix “crowd” (and I use that term loosely) that they’re showing on cnn.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Hang in there pups, I have faith Virginia will pull through in the end! Lots of voter machine problems – lots of paper ballots!

4 11 2008
Deb

call me greedy, and I know we can win without it…but I want VA!!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady Turning Turtle Annette AKA UK Lady

This is looking soooo goood!!!, just sneaked another look at Repug party, looks more like a wake to me, and I should know Im half Irish!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Those of you mudpuppies who are worried about VA; the urban areas, like around DC, aren’t in…

And PA just closed, I think- CNN doesn’t have enough numbers in to begin looking at the state. Early OH WV numbers look good- but very, very early.

You can look at CNN.com; fivethirtyeight and realclearpolitics still project Obama winning 300+ electoral votes; light those blue candles-

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Deb (16:15:32) :

call me greedy, and I know we can win without it…but I want VA!!!
—————————————-
Woulda been good because then we could get down to some serious drinking.😉

4 11 2008
shilo442

Our Biden even won his senate in deleware

4 11 2008
InJuneau

OK, just for the record, I’m reclaiming my all-blogs name, though I may have to come up with something else to add to it, in the interest of being more exciting. I am nearly having fits watching the numbers. I hope this is over before I have to go to a class tonight from 6-9 (and THEN I’m searching out a PARTY!).

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

I would describe the tone on Fox as ‘grave’. No shrill shouting matches, no up beat “fair and Balanceds”!

Oh happy days!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Dianna (16:13:37) : LOL! I don’t recommend the dried pineapple, bacon and saltines that I vaguely remember eating. The tiny marshmallows went down well, however.

Sounds almost as good as the big bowl of mashed potatoes I just had…yum! Comfort food! Think I’ll have chocolate frozen yogurt for dessert. Or popcorn. Or both.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Somebody said they were sticking with cnn–I tend to agree…I love MSNBC but think they lean real blue which makes them a little biased and I don’t want to jump to conclusions.

Don’t get me wrong–love em dearly, you betcha, just want (almost said straight talk) totally realistic coverage so I don’t get my hopes up. also…

4 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

Okay, I had to take a nap because otherwise I was gonna start drinking too early. Now I’m ready.

4 11 2008
Deb

aussie-absolutely…although I am so optimisitic…I opened my REALLY GOOD bottle of wine and am sipping it slowly!

4 11 2008
shilo442

Too bad for Biden though he has to leave his senate seat he has another job waiting for him. OUR VP.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Dianna-

I’m with you on CNN, but I’ll skip your dinner choices; I’m going with Fat Tire beer and nachos:)

4 11 2008
Trini
4 11 2008
Road Runner

MSNBC, Senate:
Jean Shaheen in New Hampshire, new seat
Warner, VA new seat

4 11 2008
Nisperos

On that Beer Run…

Consider buying Fat Tire from Fort Collins, CO. Kim Jordan, CEO of New Belgium, which makes Fat Tire is a heavy contributor to the Dems and a supporter of wind power. But, our biggest hero in our town in terms of financing Dem causes is philanthropist Pat Stryker; in fact, she’s one of the top contributors to 527’s nationwide… A shout out to Kim and Pat and other donors big and small, and a great big thanks!

4 11 2008
BigPete

Anybody else nervously scarfing down left over Halloween Chocolates..?

I AM CORNHOLIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Shilo442, Delaware has a Dem for Gov. That will go to a Dem

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Checking in. Holding my breath on VA – not a lot of precincts in yet. 30% of FLA in looking good for Obama! Indiana??? Can’t say and pray for PA.

4 11 2008
Deb

i fixed stuffed mahimahi, artichoke, and a zuchinni portabello stir fry dish! for dessert I would like a BLUE VA!

4 11 2008
InJuneau

Would you believe that, at the moment, our O is AHEAD in Texas?!? I’m sure it won’t last, but what a wonderful temporary thought!

4 11 2008
Dianna

NMJ (16:17:51) :
Dianna (16:13:37) : LOL! I don’t recommend the dried pineapple, bacon and saltines that I vaguely remember eating. The tiny marshmallows went down well, however.

Sounds almost as good as the big bowl of mashed potatoes I just had…yum! Comfort food! Think I’ll have chocolate frozen yogurt for dessert. Or popcorn. Or both.

That sounds really good to me… and if I had popcorn and yogurt of any flavor, it would probably be history by now.

4 11 2008
Deb

fivethirtyeight is not calling PA for obama yet…nate still has it in the “likely” column

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@NMJ-
Already had the popcorn and frozen fudgecicles- time for nachos:)

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

BigPete –
I just started eating! Is 2:12 am here.

4 11 2008
Dianna

BigPete (16:19:32) :
Anybody else nervously scarfing down left over Halloween Chocolates..?

I AM CORNHOLIO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WHAT LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY???? That went days ago. Before Halloween in fact.

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

I’m on cnn too. Only cable news i get. We laugh a lot about John King’s crazy map but man is he smart in operating it. He can calm people down just by pointing out what counties have been counted and which ones will give bigger numbers to blue! It is going to turn out just the way we want. I am sure!!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Deb-
You’re eating healthy?! I’m saving that for tomorrow- I walked for 4 hours canvassing, after I drove wonderful people in my dog-mobile to vote. After all that walking, I deserve junk:)

4 11 2008
DeMo

Dianna (16:13:37) :

DeMo (16:05:06) :
Wait, MSNBC called PA for O? That’s fantastic! Need to hear it from CNN. Don’t know why, but I chose a network and I’m sticking with it for the night. Not a clue why I chose CNN. With my nerves, I don’t know why I’m choosing anything.

G-d knows what I’ll choose for dinner. Should be interesting. And I’m sure you’re all on pins and needles wondering what my final verdict will be for dinner. Take out, for sure.
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LOL! I don’t recommend the dried pineapple, bacon and saltines that I vaguely remember eating. The tiny marshmallows went down well, however.
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Without even reading your reply, I had some dried apricots. Meh. Tiny marshmallows sound good, but I’m not running to the market across the street to get them. Could be that my nerves are so tightly wound that I won’t order dinner. Weight Watcher’s ice cream sandwiches might just have to do the trick, after O is declared POTUS.

I can’t wait to see what I hope will be a grand celebration in Grant Park.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Dark chocolate M&Ms.

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Candy corn and candy pumpkins…………yum!

4 11 2008
OrphanAnnie

I just got back from spending the day at the polls working for Voter Protection for the Obama campaign in NW Indiana. What a day! People were so excited to vote – great spirit with the other Obama workers. Our job was to make sure to do everything within our power and the law to make sure that people were able to vote who showed up. I spent half the day outside, basically greeting people and making sure that when they came out they had been successful in being able to vote. The last half of the day was spent inside as a poll watcher. I was so proud of all of the workers in my precinct – they all, Dems and Reps, were working hard to make sure that the everyone who, for whatever reason, weren’t on the rolls were allowed to vote. The spirit of cooperation was fantastic – I was proud to be a part of the process. I’m exhausted, but so glad I had the opportunity to be part of the Obama campaign – small part though it was.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Virginia is making me nervous, I’m from there, born and raised, and I want it to go blue very badly. Jamie, it looks like FL may do it, I’m scared to hope.

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

PA is still too early…

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

SouthernSindy aka Rankle Hiway Hussein Palin

STOP DRINKING! You need to be awake and sober when OBAMA wins!

Come on EVERYONE! POSITIVE ENERGY! Send it all out there. Believe in THE SECRET and BELIEVE that OBAMA will win and IT WILL HAPPEN!

PRESIDENT OBAMA and VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN are coming…….TONIGHT!

4 11 2008
Augie

InJuneau (16:20:29),
Ohhh, I hope Texas goes blue!!!
I would soooo like to see my dad’s wife’s head explode!!!!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Deb (16:20:21) :
i fixed stuffed mahimahi, artichoke, and a zuchinni portabello stir fry dish! for dessert I would like a BLUE VA!

WOW. I think you won tThe Healthiest Award. And if I had that I would have washed all that other crap down with it.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

McCain/Palin making serious calls to Get Out the Vote in Colorado. Come on, Colorado.
Drive it on home.

Still waiting on Ohio, Florida.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Looks like dems are picking up those senate seats!! yay!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Nisperos-there you are!

I have a six pack of Fat Tire in my frig, reserved for me alone- and I’m not much of a drinker. But I don’t plan on driving…the slight problem I have is my husband; when he gets home, he doesn’t get to take over the study (no Repugs allowed).

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

I had no heat for two days last week on top of the water heater going out…plumber coming tomorrow morning, after much wrangling of a personal nature. OMG. So the TV is out on the first floor because the water heater slot on the electric box is turned off, and I’m listening to classical radio (which is very calming and my background) but my nerves are shot. Just getting out to vote is a big deal for me (chronic illness,) and I’ve been pissed off for 8 YEARS…I’m remembering all my votes today. One Independent, the rest Democratic.

My parents marched for Civil Rights (God please rest their souls), and so did I. Chris Matthews has nothing on me, as my whole body is tingling. VICTORY FOR US, the AMERICAN PEOPLE!

4 11 2008
InJuneau

OK, all the tlak of food is making me hungry. Good thing my work day is over in a few minutes so we can go home and rummage around the kitchen for something easy to eat before my class. Too bad I didn’t get around to making any pie over the weekend, though we do still have Halloween candy…

4 11 2008
InJuneau

Argh, that’s “talk”…

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

Some very acidic boiled sweets that i decided yesterday to throw out because they were just extra calories i didn’t need… well now i need them!

4 11 2008
Deb

five thirty eight “Hagan Beats Dole in North Carolina”
yippeeee

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Candy corn and candy punkins…………yum!! Barack Obama is my man!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

I can’t eat, gone liquid for the night,in fact if it wasn’t for the OJ in my vodka I wouldn’t be getting any sustenance at all. Going off to sneak a look at Faux now, heh heh.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I’m goin’ to Deb’s house for dinner…my gracious, stuffed mahimahi with artichoke?
YUM!
Deb, you must be like my sister who can whip up a gourmet dish with ease in about 40 minutes.

4 11 2008
InJuneau

@MinNJ Moose Roadster (16:26:46) :

I do hope you didn’t call “Joe the Plumber”! With everything he’s up to these days, you’d never get the work done.😉

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post

4 11 2008
Trini

Any word from Shikago?

4 11 2008
shell from Ohio

Obama is at 66% in Ohio right now. It’s still early, I know……Come On, OHIO!!

4 11 2008
Deb

lock-I’ve been eating “on the run” for two weeks…I decided to have a celebratory mean tonight! besides, I plan to drink a LOT, so I need a lot in my stomach!

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

Where did you get the Tx results – I am in HOuston. Mr Skelly lives on our street – up against Mr Culberson.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

MSNBC has called Penn. for Obama, do you CNN watchers doubt that?

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Am sitting in living room with four of our five kids, the all blue-clad grandson, hubby and a couple of significant others —- all but the baby voted Obama today! Thanks Obama, you’ve brought my family even closer!!!
From debate parties with the young voters to this election party, it’s a good thing!!!!

Am starting to drink now!!! Must give the baby back first!

4 11 2008
Deb

oops…meal not mean

4 11 2008
phoebe

UKLady
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new tread

4 11 2008
Dianna

DeMo,

I didn’t get to say hello to you. Way back on another thread I sent a message to you.

Good to see you here!!

4 11 2008
Deb

APcalls NH for Obama

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Northern Exposure-
We’re doing our part; I had a great day in Arapahoe County, one of the bellwether counties because it has been soooo Republican (urg). I wore my yellow “vote 2008” button proudly, after I worked for Obama most of the day.

CNN: NH went for Obama!

4 11 2008
5 Little Hussein Peppers who love 'that one'

Oh I can’t start drinking yet, the kids need to be put to bed…oh wait, I am the only parent home, I guess that is my job! What a hopeful night
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Nisperos
I wish I could be drinking a Fat Tire…I live in SD and it is not sold here😦
I first had it at a folks festival in Lyons CO…highly recommended both the beer and the folks festival!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

did yall see new pst

4 11 2008
Deb

CO- you in Arapahoe county?? so am I!! my little corner of arapahoe is BLUE

4 11 2008
Dianna

Ohio

Obama 321,000

McCain 162,000

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Yay, MSNBC just called Dole a loss.

4 11 2008
Badgers

ABC just called the NC senate race for Kay Hagan to beat Dole…

excellent…

4 11 2008
DeMo

NH for O. Blitzer said it would be painful for McCain. Hate to sound like I’m losing my humanity, but I don’t care about McCain’s pain. I care about America’s future!

Damn me for being a Halloween Scrooge. (Live in an apt. in NYC. If you sign up, massive numbers of kids show up.) Karma is, indeed, a b!tch. I want candycorn in the worst way. And I want it dipped in chocolate pudding. Wow. I’d have an excuse if I were pregnant.

4 11 2008
Deb

5 Little…CO has some of the best beers (especially microbrews) in the country

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Way to go, Florida. Staying at the phone banks after your polls are closed and making calls to the Midwest.

4 11 2008
Deb

diana-where’d you see that??? whoa!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“lock-I’ve been eating “on the run” for two weeks…I decided to have a celebratory mean tonight! besides, I plan to drink a LOT, so I need a lot in my stomach!”

Just don’t be surprised if you hear a gentle knock on your door and at your doorstep is a mudpuppy friend with a flower lei and a bottle of white wine to go with the fish…just sayin,

Hey, too bad we can’t have a LIVE Mud puppy election party!
Aloha!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@UK Lady (16:27:59) :

I can’t eat, gone liquid for the night,in fact if it wasn’t for the OJ in my vodka I wouldn’t be getting any sustenance at all. Going off to sneak a look at Faux now, heh heh.

ROTFL re. the OJ…..I’ve been having great fun on Faux all night!!! It’s sombre over there. After the torture they’ve put me through this whole year? Payback is a B!”£h!!! I said on an earlier thread, I CAN NOT WAIT for Hannity to come on…hee hee hee

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Phoebe don’t worry, it has juicy bits!

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Augie (16:25:31) :

InJuneau (16:20:29),
Ohhh, I hope Texas goes blue!!!
I would soooo like to see my dad’s wife’s head explode!!!!

I loved that comment! I have been nervous all day, my mouth tastes awful from all the nervous stomach stuff. I haven’t had that problem since I moved out of NYC in 2003.

Please, please, please…..let this be a blow out!

4 11 2008
Windy City, AKA Alien Ears not Palin

My husband just brought me a glass of red wine –a toast to all of you and our great nation.

4 11 2008
Deb

lock-since CO is kind of squarely in the MIDDLE of the country…I would be up for hosting a mudpuppy gathering ANYTIME…I’m sure I can get other fellow colorado mudpuppies to help me out with that!

4 11 2008
Wrangler Tractor in VA

We ate healthy but I cooked this am after voting – Weight Watchers Pork Loin with a gingered cranberry sauce and parmesan/buttermilk mashed potatoes with a spinach salad, but I had lots of halloween candy too!!! We bought extra after halloween when it went on sale just for tonight!! Don’t worry bout VA yet – it is a mostly red state in the rural (most) part of VA.

Like someone else said – keep those positive vibes going! Yes we can!

4 11 2008
Dianna

NEW THREAD

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Virginian democrat is running away from the republican in governor’s race

4 11 2008
Deb

darn…georgia didn’t flip…that was wishful thinking

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

fox just called pennsylvania for Obama🙂

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

GA we hardly knew you…

4 11 2008
Road Runner

CNN calls Pa for Obama

4 11 2008
ira2

Heh. I know I can’t get all jittery about the numbers. I don’t drink AND there’s no chocolate in the house.

– “Voted in spirit” this morning with my sister’s fiance in Kansas (YAY OBAMA!!)

– watched the weather stay warm and pleasant all day (northern MN, 60*, t-shirt weather) for the voters up here

– did some rearranging of furniture to keep my mind off of things (but counteracted that by checking in at mudflats every so often)

– took a long afternoon nap

– am confident (because of above-mentioned lack of boozing and chocolate) that my $5 donation to Obama’s campaign and my vote-in-spirit did their part in the huge pool of votes and donations to Obama and he’ll be President Obama.

– am currently listening to rain and thunder (uh-oh, what moron voted for McCain and upset the heavens??? )

So there. Aussi. Now I have to make up my mind whether I want to lose it (that mind) by paying attention to the numbers or lose a toe by dropping a big desk on it. Hm. Got ten toes, but only two brain cells… hm… well, for the sake of fairness, I’ll go with one brain cell to be sacrificed on numbers first and then one toe sacrificed to further home environment comforts :o)

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

AKM has new post

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Grant Park is loving the call from CNN in PA

4 11 2008
NMJ

MSNBC has live video of voting in AK!

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

PA, I luv U……….

4 11 2008
Deb

fivethirtyeight…now has obama with called or safe 234 EV

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Time Square is celebrating PA win on CNN

4 11 2008
Barb in PA

Champagne corks are popping all over PA!! Hubby and I just opened ours – thank you CNN!!!! I don’t care if it’s still 0% polls reporting….!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

guys new post

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Barack Obama, Mr. President…..This is so wonderful!!

4 11 2008
NMJ

CO Almost Native (16:21:16) : @NMJ-Already had the popcorn and frozen fudgecicles- time for nachos:)

I had to give up fudgecicles…as soon as I opened the box, I ate them all!

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Injuneau

My plumber is tall (6′ 3″) handsome, slim, and is a wonderful contributer to the community. He has bright and interesting children, who have been in the neighborhood news several times for prizes that they have won. I resented all the butt-crack jokes about plumber with “Joe”, as plumbing is a craft without which I would be in serious trouble. I didn’t know I would need him at the time…but because of economic troubles, I was without hot water for 9 days. My brother finally chipped in, and we’re good to go…hot water heater and Obama! Yeah, it’s all good!

4 11 2008
Deb

Tom DeLay with Chris M…I could throw up on my keyboard

4 11 2008
Nisperos

@CO Almost Native…

Well mine better get home soon… I’ve already eaten the baked chicken. My kid’s CNA (nurse assistant) cancelled out at the last minute. I had gone to 4 Dem houses in the neighborhood and couldn’t get anyone to come hold signs on a busy corner with me. Finally, I did all the personal care for my kid and fed her as well, and then went out with 2 early teens on skateboards (they wanted to be part of history even if too young to vote – found them practicing their electric guitars hooked to digital software in a neighborhood garage which had the garage door up) and brought my daughter along in her wheelchair to the busy street corner. All the honks were great! We had a flag, an Obama-Biden yard sign, an Obama-Biden with pictures “Vote Nov 4th” poster, and my daughter was in her wheelchair wearing her Obama-Biden black and pink logo T-shirt. I wore my sympathy for “Toot” Hawaiian shirt. Did get a few thumbs down, but more honks. The nerve-wracking disgusting part was that I knocked on some student “over-occupied” investment homes (we have a 3 unrelated law) trying to find sign holders and they were all Repubs and had voted. Yuck!

We have 2 Obama headquarters in town. While trying to find someone to stand on the street corner, I met a fellow Dem who’d been at the office I had been at on the same day and time frame. I didn’t even recognize her, but now have a new friend. Guess it was too hectic at headquarters; we both agreed we’d had our fill of canvassing and trying to find addresses on apartments…

The missing home partner just arrived… so I’m off for a food and beverage run…

4 11 2008
Dianna

NEW THREAD. Come on over to the new thread.

4 11 2008
InJuneau

Thought I’d post this here too in case folks are still here and not yet on the NEW THREAD.

FYI, three college students from UAS (Univ. of Alaska-Southeast) were working on a project today for CBS News. They had been trying to video people at the Capitol, but no one wanted to talk to them there. Spouse, who knows one of them, stopped to talk to them and sent them on their way to the Obama office. They’d also been driving all around looking for a McCain office, of which there is not a one in our town, too. Anyway, they shott footage at the Obama office (FULL of people calling voters all over the country) and then headed back to the univ. to edit. Apparently they called the CBS folks who were THRILLED that they’d found an Obama office in Alaska! Anyway, their stuff should be on some time tonight on the Dan Rather portion of the coverage I guess.

4 11 2008
InJuneau

@Scotsgirl (16:30:02) :

I’d been looking at the New York Times webpage. Don’t know if O’s still ahead there as we just got home.

@MinNJ Moose Roadster (16:44:31) :

Ah, isn’t it wonderful to have a great plumber. The company we use is fabulous (and “our guy” is named Tom!).

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Hey Gang, for giggles n snorts, DO check out FAUX News..if THEY are giving us so many blue states, it MUST be so!! Happy Days Are Here Agaaaaaaaaaain!!!

President-Elect Obama
repeat after me…
President-Elect Obama!!!

First Lady (and she IS a lady!) Michelle Obama
SO graceful, SO elegant!!!

Suzi in Chicago!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

oh yeah I remember reading that McRage will be appearing “remotely” instead of live, at this CONSCESSION SPEECH!!!! SUCH a wuss!!!

4 11 2008
SC Strike Chipper Sista M Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper

Howdy do, mudpuppies!
I’m retiring to the bedroom now to watch results. I’ve been running out to the street, waving sparklers and doing a little dance, then running back in as each state is called for Obama. But I’ m too tired to continue that little ritual.
I’m loving the trend I’m seeing here.
Keep it going!
Yes, we can!
Yes, we DID!

4 11 2008
Blue Lonestar

YAY YAY YAY

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Yes we did, Yes we did, yes we did!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Rational Woman

Just watched the speech – so inclusive so eloquent Fantastic!!

Congratulations Mudflatters you did your part and do doubt will continue to do so.

From far off here in the land of Oz I am so happy for you all. Time for a celebration and some well earned rest.

4 11 2008
Megan in Jersey

Wow I wish I had savored the moment more, I was so nervous about the electronic machine eating my vote… I enjoy your writing so much, I’m getting all nostalgic now that our “campaign” is over, so proud of us all!

Typical of Our Candidate, he gave us credit for being a better country than we have been in his speech, time to live up to it!

goodnight from Princeton Junction




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