Election Night – Open Thread

4 11 2008

OHIO!   NEW MEXICO!

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So far so good, Mudflatters!!


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4 11 2008
More Light than Heat

First? couldn’t resist

4 11 2008
AKMama

It just keeps getting better!

4 11 2008
Vice Peeper Palin

OMG! never been close to top ten!

4 11 2008
dyricci

Ha! me 2nd!?
yeay!

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

207! Woo hoo….I’m first?!

4 11 2008
dyricci

ok well top 5 is okay too!

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

Guess not! 🙂

4 11 2008
Sparky

Just voted! Late work day

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Oh, thank goodness, when the comments get too numerous and I refresh I can’t get back, I was lost from Mudpuppy land until this new thread opened. It was horrible.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Someone who can get back to comments on the last thread will you go back and tell everyone to move?

4 11 2008
Bev

I am so proud of my OHIO tonight….Hope is alive.

OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Jane in Ohio

Yippee Ohio. I know I’ll have to deal with a lot of disappointed people in my workplace tomorrow but I’ll be giggling inside all day. Now if we could just get Alaska for Obama! I might have bubbles coming out of my ears and then everyone would know how I had voted.

4 11 2008
A

god bless Iowa!!!

4 11 2008
Expat Deb

Mudflats – thank you! You have played a significant role in this election for helping us in the lower 48 really “get to know” Sarah. I’m a fan forever!

When my home state of Ohio was just called and I couldn’t have been happier!

President-elect Barack Obama!!!!!!!!! Michelle, I am proud to have you as our First Lady.

4 11 2008
Sparky

just told last thread🙂

4 11 2008
JP

It’s over, thank god.

Will this keep the Alaska Repubs at home? Here’s hoping🙂

4 11 2008
A

when the people rise up we can make a difference! Yes we can!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Thanks Sparky

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

Keep It Going!!!

4 11 2008
AKErin

People, get ready…. there’s change a’comin…

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

Fired Up and Read to Go!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

The times they are a changin!

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

uhhh one to many Ready to go!!

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

I WILL SAY IT NOW cAUSE I HAVE BEEN SAYING IT FOR OVER AN HOUR! 11:30 EASTERN TIME – MCCAIN IS GOING TO CONCEDE!!

THERE IS NO CHANCE IN HELL FOR MCCAIN! SCREW YOU OLD MAN AND PALIN THE ORANGE JUMPSUIT IS WAITING FOR YOU!

GO AMERICA! AND PRESIDENT OBAMA and VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN – DO NOT LET US DOWN! BRING THIS COUNTRY BACK TO THE ONE I LOVE!!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

I am soooooooo proud of America, I fell all teary eyed.

4 11 2008
caplatt

Greetings from Santa Fe. We owe your state a debt of great gratitude. Thank you for sending Palin to McCain. It made our jobs of talking to undecided voters down here much easier. And when I wanted to arm myself for daily conversations your blog was the best source of information available. Really . . . Thanks.

4 11 2008
Judy in Chicago

We here in Chicago are gathering our fireworks. Downtown is going to go CRAZY!

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

Going to watch the finale w/ 80 year old mom… she almost didnt make it before the primaries but she’s here yelling at the TV LOL

Bless you all…

4 11 2008
sparkleball

Murtha D-PA reelected!!!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Democrat G –

On CNN they did say “people” were getting ready to give speeches!

Come on FLA call yourself BLUE!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Me too Kat,

Hell, I might as well say it…i am finally proud of America and I am a proud American.

This will change us!

4 11 2008
A

I am so grateful for my countrymen right now. Please remember to be gracious. Republicans have some thing to offer, please continue to me respectful and try to be gracious.

4 11 2008
dyricci

ok, kiddiies…
I have a b-day/election party to go to…will be back tomorrow (or at 3am maybe! ha!).

I will be checking in periodically though on my iphone! I’m ADDICTED!

Another smoke and another drink…keep ’em coming…

4 11 2008
Deb

ok…since new thread was posted in the midst of my typing and I didn’t want to miss anyone (plus it affords me the opportunity to drinnk more), I will repost my last comment….

we’re missing a few of the regular mudpuppies who have been here since Aug 29th…..I know they are all joyously celebrating as we are….but I propose a TOAST to AKM….and to all of us who stayed here through this quagmire… who worried, and laughed, and cried, and speculated, and reported, and tonight…….CELEBRATE our hard work and donations and hope in a new era!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Kat you are absolutely right! For the first time in a long time I am really proud of my country!

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

To AKM… thank you and Bless you

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

A huge thank you to AKM for this great blog where we can all come together. And it’s not over – the sick part of me wants to follow Little Miss Brittle back to Alaska and watch her rapture herself off into oblivion, so I’m counting on AKM to keep us in the loop. You betcha and don’tcha gist know it?

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Has Missouri come in yet?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

What state is going to put Obama over 270?

Everyone is talking like it is over now.

4 11 2008
Dazzler

I hear McCain had ten at his party in the Biltmore in Phoenix…he’s summoned Palin…probably to slap the begeezers outta her….LOL

4 11 2008
A

sorry for bad spelling , celebratory beer!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I am hoping that the blues get connected on the map…that would be so cool…Also

4 11 2008
Sandie

Celebrating in Alaska, with my family visiting from OHIO! What fun.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Big anxiety release with Ohio and New Mexico. Just waiting to drive the last nail in the coffin to pop the cork. Yay, Iowa!!! Cecily sent 1000 postcards/notecards to Iowa!!

4 11 2008
Dazzler

It is over…Obama’s got 55 coming from California and anyone of Florida, North Carolina will put him over…it’s all over…where’s the fat lady singing?

4 11 2008
antiAnti

OT – Monash U in australia is a mainstay for me – finest Japanese dictionary on the web (and probably in the universe). Salute from to Jim Breen.

4 11 2008
sammypunkrocker

Thanks to Mudflats for pulling me thru! Great info and ammo from the Palin letter to ‘troopergate’ results.

I don’t trust anybody who would start a war over oil to not rig an election, so I don’t trust results yet.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Watching Gene Grant on NBC.

That dude is chill!

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Keep voting Westerners. I want to see change in the West.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

McCain doesn’t want Palin to throw her hat in the ring for 2012 until tomorrow.

4 11 2008
Deb

DEMOCRAT G-not sure who you are, but I will be VERY surprised if MCDoofus concedes before all results are in…he’s still probably sitting in some room saying “my fellow prisoners, the mac is back”

4 11 2008
Dazzler

The North will rise again!!! LOL

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I mean Gene Grant on PBS,,,too many channels to surf!

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

Oprah is on abc….chicago is the place to be!

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

Jamie, Floridian in France (18:30:53) :

ALL I CAN SAY IS I LOVE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR BEING SO AMAZING THROUGHOUT ALL OF THIS! I AM IN TEARS AND LOVE ALL YOU MUDDIES!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Fat lady is going “oh, la, la, la, la, oh, oh.”

4 11 2008
antiAnti

CNN stream from McCain party just said McCain will speak but _not_ concede out on the lawn… AHHHH, just announced that all are inivited out to the lawn party, no ticket needed.

4 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m in Chicago and my niece has a front row seat sending pix…I wouldn’t go near Grant Park in a hummer….LOL The traffic started building about 1 p.m. today….it’s a sea of people there.

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

VA – 90% in 51-49 for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Now that I get to be relieved and happy I hope it doesn’t make me greedy to say that I want my Fl. and my Va. to come in blue, please.

4 11 2008
Deb

kat…..you see that?? 90% in in VA…..what did I say? BREATHE, girlfriend!!

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

Cheers and more cheers to AKM and the Mudflat community. Let’s all revel in the greatness of this night! I’m going to have an election hangover for days I fear.

4 11 2008
marksmyword

This has been a long but fulfilling day. I volunteered most of the day and I’m pooped. But I’m not going to sleep until I hear President-Elect Obama speak!!!

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

Things are looking good in Colorado….do you think my not sleeping well for the past coupla months has helped??

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Democrat G (formerly G) (18:35:29) :

YOU TOO ARE GREAT! And this has been my lifeline throughout this election, my only connection to HOME!

And I consider you all new friends that I’d like to keep!

4 11 2008
Bev

Love to Obama’s Grandma Toot….she is looking down with a broad smaile and lighting his way to victory.

Thank you Toot.

Obama…..

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Yay Virginia! I grew up in Alexandria (you know the non-real Virginia) so I really wanted this. I am breathing and drinking.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Optimistic in CO. Absolutely!

4 11 2008
Sparky

Deb (18:31:28) Salute, Deb! And AKM and Mudpuppies!

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I love it they say we “UNamerican” states out here on the west coast are going to give election to Barrack Obama. After 8 years of George Bush I can only say this is going to be so sweet.

4 11 2008
NoCalGal

Ambers says SP will speak at 11pm EST… hmmmm

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

The not sleeping well, the door-to-door canvassing, the repeated donations every time I got nervous…I think it all helped. Yay!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA (18:38:24) :

I know you live in FLA, but what is your connection to VA?

I asl cause I grew up in FLA, vote in FLA and I was born in VA!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Obama might get second Neb electoral vote.

4 11 2008
DeMo

A (18:31:15) said:

I am so grateful for my countrymen right now. Please remember to be gracious. Republicans have some thing to offer, please continue to me respectful and try to be gracious.
________________________

A, I couldn’t agree with you more. Obama never made this about D vs. R. It was about his policies differing from McCain’s.

We will have to come together as a nation, and I’ll be prepared to do that tomorrow. But tonight, I’m gloating in the privacy of my own home. I’m reveling in all the work all of us did that paid off. We put up with a lot. We earned this moment. It is ours.

Come tomorrow, I’ll extend my hand to all. Tonight, I’m pumping my fist.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

One hour and fifteen minutes left to vote in Alaska….

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

plwalsh (18:34:47) :

McCain doesn’t want Palin to throw her hat in the ring for 2012 until tomorrow.
__________

She better hold on tight to that thing on top of her head if she’s flinging her hat.

4 11 2008
Dazzler

So Alaska didn’t need to vote after all….LOL….you could’ve all stayed in bed today….but it sure would be nice to see an O victory up there….

4 11 2008
plwalsh

How could Palin speak before McCain?!?

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Fox news..projects VA win!

La-la-la-la-la!

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Bec-
I think I double posted in the last thread-only nothing posted. Weirdness.

So, again-I’m libbylou in live chat. I have not tried Shikago-maybe I’ll try to text.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Virginia projected for Obama (by NPR)!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Jamie, I lived the first 30 years of my life in Virginia, have only lived in FL for 12 so mostly I feel like a Virginian. I really want both of my states to do this thing.

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

OptimistInColorado (18:39:52) :

Things are looking good in Colorado….do you think my not sleeping well for the past coupla months has helped??
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My hope is after tonght you will sleep a little bit better. You have to wonder just how GW is feeling tonight knowing he is at least partially responsible for his party going down in flames?

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I am a little sad that the red wall has not yet been broken.

Next time lets connect the east with the west.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

I’m getting victory emails from the Dems…

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Optimist and other CO mudpuppies-

We are BLUE! Denver Post and 9News have called it- and @#!&*%! personhood has been trolled onto the mudflats- and it looks like right-to-work (translated: we hate unions) is losing, too. Udall booted Schaffer…

I’m doing the happy mudpuppy dance:)

4 11 2008
Peggno in SoCal

I was so wishing I could be in Chicago, but then I realized, I have the next best thing – I’m here with all of you! You have kept me sane and I’m so glad to have you to celebrate with.
Thank you, thank you, AKM, and thank you mudpuppies – what a bright and funny group.
I salute you from my red city in a blue state – I’m a mile from the Reagan Library. One day I’ll visit the Obama Presidential Library!
Yes we did! Also.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

One thing you have to give the W— he got his place in history.

4 11 2008
C.M. Mayo

Hola Mudflats, just to say thanks for blogging the Alaska angle of this election. It’s certainly been rich reading.

4 11 2008
Seachele Hussein Barack

I can now breathe a sigh of relief. I was so worried something would go wrong, but now it appears that we have won our country back. Proud to be an American again.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Udall and Obama in Colorado??? Life is sweet.

4 11 2008
addseattle

I’ve hardly posted but have read practically every day since SP was picked as the nominee. I love this blog!!! I’m from Seattle but sitting in Wash DC tonight on a biz trip watching the returns come in. Man, this is so nerve-wracking and exciting and stupendous!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

If Obama gets VA, he will also get NC and FL.

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

@ CO Almost Native (18:46:54) : I’m doing the happy dance with you too!!! We are blue! FINALLY…..WOOHOOOO!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
JDHNYC

Cali, Ore, Wash and its over🙂. Not sure why Sarah bothered to get a round trip ticket.

4 11 2008
Badgers

This should be called at 11.00 right? …

4 11 2008
Deb

have to laugh a bit at Pat Buchanan…..he is just such an OLD REPUBLICAN….can’t see the future for the past

4 11 2008
copybook realist

happy dance! happy dance!

4 11 2008
Anonymous

The Baltimore Orioles used to have a play by play commentator named Baily Goss. His favorite saying after an Oriole home run was , “Miss Mabel, ain’t the beer cold.”

Right Baily, “Ain’t the beer cold.”

4 11 2008
Trini

What time is Obama supposed to greet the folks in Grant Park? Anyone know?

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I had to mute out Buchanan…I can’t stand the repug whine

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

Seachele Hussein Barack (18:48:00) :

I can now breathe a sigh of relief. I was so worried something would go wrong, but now it appears that we have won our country back. Proud to be an American again.
_____________________

I SO agree…………….and Florida’s still looking good!!!!!!!……………

4 11 2008
PJ

PRESIDENT ELECT BARACK OBAMA!!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

has someone called Colorado? Who and where? I’m the ultimate skeptic cause I don’t want to get my hopes up only to be dashed…
on beer number 5….

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Come on rachael…SMILE!

4 11 2008
Deb

guess I should go look at some of the other colorado initiatives….us educators in aurora district agreed to leave a salary increase to the voters in a mill levy prop…..maybe I got a salary increase?? I’m too excited …it really doesn’t matter

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

AKM-
I lift my second Fat Tire in a toast to you: you gave us the scoop on Caribou Barbie, hope for a new future for America, and a place to share humor and laughter- cheers!

While we are celebrating a great win (DeMo is right- be gracious), we in the lower 48 and around the world will not forget/desert you and the other Alaskan mudflatters. We stand ready to do whatever you need to defeat CB, the Princess of Darkness.

4 11 2008
Bobg

The Baltimore Orioles used to have a play by play commentator named Baily Goss. His favorite saying after an Oriole home run was , “Miss Mabel, ain’t the beer cold.”

Right Baily, “Ain’t the beer cold.”

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

::happy dance::

Wooo woo, CO be blue! Maybe now Virginia too!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Sounds like MSNBC is about to project the West Coast states.

4 11 2008
Blue Idaho

looks like we did it!

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

Nobody has yet to call Colorado. However, one newspaper and one news channel in Denver has called it. Just waiting for National Media to catch up!

Pretty sure we are a bright pretty blue!!!!

4 11 2008
Dazzler

I’m actually enjoying watching FOX…I love the crying…they’re still bragging how Palin almost won Ohio for McCain…almost…LOL

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

DeMo (18:42:30) :

A (18:31:15) said:

I am so grateful for my countrymen right now. Please remember to be gracious. Republicans have some thing to offer, please continue to me respectful and try to be gracious.
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It will take actions, when our country does not suddenly become muslim, overtaxed, and totally destroyed the wind will be out of their sails. Given time and if we all work hard at making this a better place to live, if wages inprove, our country comes together most of them will come around. The weight of the world is now on Barrack Obamas shoulders but I really think he can handle it.

4 11 2008
Peggno in SoCal

Hey, Deb, this retired teacher in Calif has fingers crossed that CO gave you a raise.

4 11 2008
Deb

oh dear…..time for a quick break here…msnbc on break

4 11 2008
Trini

Kos just painted Virginia Blue!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Rachel is killing me tonight. I hope you got a raise tonight Deb, one more piece of good news.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

David Gergen on CNN said-

Wouldn’t it be fitting if Hawaii put Obama over the top? He is so wonderful-

4 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein

Yay, champagne open – toast to AKM, all the Mudpuppies, President Obama and all you wonderful people who voted for him!!

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Cheers, AKM. I lift my virtual glass to you. Confident enough at this point to head out to the P-Bar in Cecily and face real people. Catch ya later!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

After tonight I can get some sleep, and maybe my hubby will even forgive my desertion and smile at me again!

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

plwalsh (18:36:46) :

Fat lady is going “oh, la, la, la, la, oh, oh.”
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I thought I heard her singing this

4 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

LONG LIVE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!

MICHELLE OBAMA FOR POTUS 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Dazzler

That’s sadistic!

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Our west coast polls close in 5 minutes.

4 11 2008
Deb

darn…that was a quick break

peggno…thanks for that, we were not optimistic because of the economy…..but, it would be nice

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

With a third of the CO precincts reporting:
(r) John McCain 492,613 43%
(d) Barack Obama 653,546 56%

I still have my fingers crossed and there’s wine left in the bottle, so it isn’t over quite yet. But I remain *optimistic*.

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Gregory says big call at top of the hour. FL OR VA???

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

YAAA Virginia

4 11 2008
Deb

wow chris matthews almost EMOTIONAL?? who woulda thunk it?

4 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

Palin is on her way out, the wolves are in. It is good to look forward to the day when Alaska can say the same. At least we can look forward to a new Senator and Representative in Alaska.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Mudpuppies, thank you, thank you, thank you. This site has kept me sane. You are all fantastic!!!! I think they’ll be calling this for President-Elect Obama in 2 minutes and I’ll be running out to dance in the street.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

pdx mb (18:54:40) :

Shout out to Australia on MSNBC!
_____________________________
*** waving ***😉

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

YES, Virginia

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

I went back and posted

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN called VA for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

You know, different states are going to put Obama over on different channels..

4 11 2008
Deb

wow…I left for 2 minutes and fivethirtyeight is now calling VA for obama???

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

What a night! Listening to MSNBC-ers talk as if it’s all over makes me realize that it really is over. President Obama!

4 11 2008
BigPete

Mudpuppies, thank you, thank you, thank you.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

GO VA!!! Love to all our REAL Virginians!

4 11 2008
Peggno in SoCal

One minute til West Coast polls close – welcome, President Elect Obama!

4 11 2008
Trini

They’re going to call Virginia….wait for it…………

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Several places are calling VA for Obama now.

4 11 2008
pdx mb

CNN calls VA for OBama!

4 11 2008
NoCalGal

VIRGINIA FOR OBAMA!!!

and when CA closes.. it will be 270+

4 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

Dazzler (18:54:21) :

I’m actually enjoying watching FOX…I love the crying…they’re still bragging how Palin almost won Ohio for McCain…almost…LOL
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I’m over on Fox Forum telling them its a done deal and Obama has WON. I am telling Republicans that they can expect amnesty if they lay down their weapons and stop the assault on our human rights, but certain NeoCons and Replangelicals are not going to be forgiven.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

That is one bunch of sad sacks in Phoenix! HaHaaaa!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Seriously, Virginia is definite?

4 11 2008
Deb

one more in the east…FLORIDA…then we can go west!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

ITS OVER!

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

MSNBC just called Barack Obama President of the United States!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

MSNBC just called the election for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
pdx mb

NBC and CNN calling OBAMA WINS!!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

woooooohoooooo cnnn virginia
And CNNN projects OBAMA PRESIDENT ELECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

president!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
MSNBC

4 11 2008
Peggno in SoCal

YaY!~ Keith called it!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Done deal !!!!!!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

CNN JUST CALLED THE ELECTION FOR OBAMA

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

NBC CALLS IT!!! CA, WA, OR, HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

YYYYYYYYYYYYYYAaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!! MSNBC just called the whole enchilada for Obama!!!!!

4 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NBC calls it!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Bobg

NBC just called Obama president of the United States!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Missouri looks terrible — all those huuuuge crowds and all ……

4 11 2008
DLB in PDX

NBC calls for Obama as the next president!

4 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

CNN CALLS IT FOR OBAMA

FIREWORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Look at Grant Park now! Called for Obama!

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

every channel just projected OBAMA the winner!!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I WANNA BE IN CHICAGO!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Lana, KY

OMG !!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Sparky

oh MY GOD (and I don’t have a god) oh my god!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
NoCalGal

WOW!!

PRESIDENT OBAMA!! WOW!!

A new era!!

YEAHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN projected; Obama as the President!!!!

Doing the mudpuppy happy dance, watching Chicago go nuts! Shikago, are you in the middle of this mosh pit?

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Can Sarah say President OBAMA!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

YES WE HAVE

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

Name change sosad no more

4 11 2008
Bobg

Obama with 284 electoral votes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, the Wicked Witch, the Wicked Old Witch, Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

NBC just called Obama president of the United States!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND CNN!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

OMG you guys, it really is over. Obama got Virginia, the old south. I am so proud and happy. I wish I were in a room with all of you.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

fox just pronounced Obama president elect.

Oh my God! Tears just streaming down my face. unbelievable.

They’re saying that it’s “incomprehensible”, who would have thought this time last year that an African American would be president.

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

copybook realist (18:51:50) :

I had to mute out Buchanan…I can’t stand the repug whine
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To me that’s part of the fun🙂 Tonight I gloat, go to the bar, come out of the closet as a democrat and buy my empolyees all a celebratory beer. There has been much gossip about whether I was for Obama or McCain.

4 11 2008
Dianna

YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
OBAMA
BIDEN

4 11 2008
WordsmithNY

*270* !!!!!!

4 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT-ELECT OBAMA!!!!

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

we did it ,, wow ,,

4 11 2008
Deb

OMG!!!!! YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Juan Williams almost in tears!!! Voice shaking and all…Whoopee!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@ sohappy go blue AZ (19:02:10) :

Name change sosad no more

LOVE YOU!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

NOW look who’s crying?? ME!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I HAVE A GOD AND HE IS AN AWESOME GOD AND HE LOVVVVVESS PRESIDENT OBAMA!

THANK YOU HEAVENLY LORD AND JESUS CHRIST–YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Bobg

The country is going wild on TV.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

MSNBC just called it!!! HE WON!!!! Obama is President!!! If only my parents were alive to see this!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Oh \\\\blimey, I’m British and I’m crying!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I am so F@&king happy!

Thank you all for getting me through these tense and enormous times!

GOBama!

4 11 2008
JaneDoe

CNN just projected Obama as President of the USA!!!!!!!!!!! Please listen Awesome!!!!! Yes We Can!!!! 2 great songs for this historic moment.

Turn up volume! A brotherhood of man and women: Imagine

and Awesome photography: Beautiful beautiful Song!!!!

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Badgers

FANTASITC!!!!!!!

what a great night for America, hope over fear….

can’t wait for Jan 20th….

4 11 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

I haven’t posted so much because I’ve been nearly catatonic with fear. Now, I can’t really see for crying, but as well as I can I want to tell you all how much you mena to me. I couldn’t have got through this without AKM and the miraculous mudpuppies. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Dear Obama–this is the best moment of my life.

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

@ Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (19:03:13) :

NOW look who’s crying?? ME!!!

AND ME AUSSIE!!!

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

Look out world the United states of America is back !!!!!!

4 11 2008
MissSue MI

Crying here too! Congrats Everyone!!

4 11 2008
Bobg

Come on world Celebrate with us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Brokaw is choking up

4 11 2008
Dianna

MUDFLATS!

Celebrate!

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

Jamie, Floridian in France (19:03:12) :

@ sohappy go blue AZ (19:02:10) :

Name change sosad no more

LOVE YOU!!!
LOVE YOU TOO !!!! Love all you guys ,, thanks ,thanks thanks ,,,

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Now we have to pray. Pray for Obama Biden every single day. Pray that the lord will guide them and protect them. Pray that they will take America to great heights and with it the rest of the world. I pray that this is the begining of a more peaceful world.

EVEN Bill Kristol…..is saying good things.

4 11 2008
NanookYK

It’s breathtaking to see the joy from up here, and the tears are flowing

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, thank you, thank you, thank you

4 11 2008
Zim in Oz

Woohooooooo

President Obama ! mwah !

4 11 2008
JDHNYC

ITS OVER WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

OMG this is amazing!

4 11 2008
Peggno in SoCal

Laughing through the tears!

4 11 2008
BigPete

Daily Show declares Obama Winner

4 11 2008
the problem child

YEEEESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Bella the Bunny Girl

Celebrating in Canada!

4 11 2008
JaneDoe

THE END OF AN ERROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOVEMBER 4, 2008

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA / VP JOE BIDEN!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Glenn2008

God bless you all guys.

Congratulations to the start of a new, exciting era for this country!

4 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein

Argh, tears from Sweden too…

4 11 2008
copybook realist

all of the news folks are crying..this is beautiful!

4 11 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

Reposting:

Once Upon a Time in Wasilla

I haven’t shared this story w/ the mudpuppies yet, but this seems like a good time. About 15 years ago, I helped coach a T-Ball team at Bumpus Ballfields in Wasilla, and Track Palin was one of the kids on my team. This was the first year for most of the kids to play on any kind of team; they were kindergarten age, 5-6 years old. They were cute as heck, and our biggest challenge was to get them to stand up, as they were having fun sitting in the outfield and playing in the dirt.
Sarah and Todd introduced themselves, then insisted that we use Track as either the Shortstop or the Firstbaseman (I don’t remember which), as they had been coaching him, wanting him to excel at sports. We decided instead that we would rotate all the kids through all the positions so they could have an equal chance at the game, and learn the different positions. Well, that ticked off Sarah and Todd, and they yanked little Track off our team and signed him up for another one. I remember them saying “That’s fine, go ahead and use this as a ‘learning experience’ for the other kids, but OUR son is going to be on a WINNING team!”
Track went on to play hockey (where he spent an awful lot of time in the penalty box for picking fights and beating up kids w/ his stick). He also played football (where he got kicked off the team for hazing a teammate in the locker room).
I guess the moral of the story is, Sarah probably should have left Track on our team, and maybe even signed up HERSELF. It probably would have served them both well to have learned to work and play well with others….

4 11 2008
Dianna

We have our dignity back.

4 11 2008
shilo442

OUR President Barack Obama
Our VP Joe Biden HURRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

Fox news should just shut it down and go off the air

4 11 2008
Whiskey Otter

From a commenter at 538.com:

“President Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

His middle name WAS a slur. Now I want it used all the time. I want the racist dipshits, the Sarah Palins, the closet KKK idiots to know that we elected a black man iwth a funny name as President. Deal with it.”

I am so moved right now! I love the United States!!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Jamie and Aussie, and the rest of mudpuppies worldwide-

You have been with us all the way, and cheered us up and shared our frustrations-

You are all honorary American Mudpuppies! Wear your yellow boots, sip coffee from your mudflats cup with pride (come back now, Jamie- ya hear?)

4 11 2008
ocliberal

HELL YEAH!!!!! Yes we Did!!!!

Savor the minute everyone. We are all part of history – A good history!!!

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Tears Tears Tears of JOY!!

Congratulations to us all!

And hey you guys —– a blue Alaska and Virginia are still possible too!

Love you all and thanks so much for getting me through all of this emotional insanity!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

grown men are Crying on tv!! I don’t feel like such a big girl’s blouse for crying now:)

4 11 2008
Hyla

OBAMA WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

@ lock pepper in honolulu

AMEN!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

OUR LONG NATIONAL NIGHTMARE IS (ALMOST) OVER.

WE MUST ALL PRAY FOR SAFETY FOR OUR NEW PRESIDENT-ELECT.

IF THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN BUSH, THEY WON’T GET PRESIDENT OBAMA.

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

This is an amazing feeling🙂 I am SO HAPPY !!!!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

I wish I was two people so I could watch The joyous crowd and the really pissed off crowd at the same time, too much fun!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Crying. Joy. Proud. My phone is ringing off the hook. Dancing……..Oh, my God, they just showed people jumping for joy in Kenya!!!! More tears. Is this really happening?????

4 11 2008
Trini

I couldn’t type. Too many tears. Yeah!!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Sourdough,

interesting and telling story. Thank god she is back in alaska…now you all will ahve to re-eduacate her…Good luck with that!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@JaneDoe-

LOL!

@Sourdough-
Wonderful and appropriate story- tells a lot about the family, and how-today-they still haven’t learned that lesson.

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

the wave that washed the shores of the world ,,

4 11 2008
Catherine

We have a new president.

And he’s the one on the sign in my front yard.

This is so freaking awesome. 🙂

4 11 2008
Seachele Hussein Barack

WOW! We did it! Thank you AKM for all your inspiration and information.

4 11 2008
Dee

We All had a part in this!! I haven’t been this happy in a very long time. I am soooo proud of him and of us.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

MCCain has conceded.

4 11 2008
Sparky

I think we have to continue to support Obama and Biden
we can’t let up ever again

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Jamie, You moving home now?

4 11 2008
NMJ

They’re playing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours” at the Obama headquarters.

I can’t wait to see if AK goes blue. VOTE, AK! Vote!

Just heard that McC just called Obama to concede!!

4 11 2008
BlancheMadison

Crying like a baby in Brooklyn–

We ALL did this! THANKS TO ALL AND THANKS TO MUDFLATS!!!!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

I”ll bet there many many stories like that. Sad for the children.

4 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

I am speechless with joy…calleed my kids to go “whooo hooo” and I start to cry….what’s wrong with me???!!!

4 11 2008
BigPete

THERE IS A GOD

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

My heart is over flowing it is such an honor, to be here now! I’m so very, very grateful, God Bless America! Yes

4 11 2008
Bobg

ABC reporting that McCain has called Obama and conceded. Ain’t the beer cold!!!!

4 11 2008
the problem child

I now officially need a break. McCain conceding. No SWWNBN voices at all tonight. I love you all, mudpups. AKM, you are our great and powerful leader. BBS. Need to go weep. A lot. Not also, but a lot.

4 11 2008
deuce2al

CONGRATULTIONS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!

YES WE DID!

4 11 2008
arbo

Yes! Yes! Yes!
WELCOME PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We have been waiting a long.. long.. long.. time for you!!!!!!!!
*dancing in CT*

4 11 2008
plwalsh

CO and VA called for Obama.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

add CO to the list

4 11 2008
copybook realist

colorado for Obama!

4 11 2008
Sheesh aka 'AZ go blue"

I just turned on the TV once FL was called and saw the incredible crowds cheering for President-Elect Obama. Something I have never done before in an election is cry and the tears are coming now. I have truly never been prouder to be an American in my life as I am right now.

Fixing myself a margarita, raising it in celebration to all of you, to our dear AKM for bringing us all together and keeping us sane and to a new America!!!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

CO went blue

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

from fivethirtyeight:

AP calls FL for Obama!!

And Co mudpuppies: Musgrave is getting whupped!!

Doing the mudpuppy dance, starting on my third Fat Tire…

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Thank you mudpuppies for a fantastic election

4 11 2008
A

it’s over. Can you say ” President Obama”

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

HA FAUX NEWS SHOWING QUIET CROWDS, OBVIOUSLY TAKEN HOURS AGO!!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Wow, the President of the United States came to MY town (pop. 3500) a mile from my house…

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

No SARAH in DC!!!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Just look at that crowd, listen to the words of histroy on each and every face, inspiration, love and hope. Amazing….every channel in every town, city, state, all over the world, love is everywhere….

4 11 2008
plwalsh

FL called for Obama on MSNBC.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Virginia is blue and Florida too

4 11 2008
hirngabel

Thank you, USA!

4 11 2008
Trini

Landslide!!!! Florida is Blue…………woohoo!!!

4 11 2008
panthergirl

WHEEEEEEEE!!!!!! WHAT AN AMAZING NIGHT!!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

A bunch of stunned mullets in Phoenix, I keep hearing voices saying “I can’t believe n”, they better believe it!!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (19:08:59) :

grown men are Crying on tv!! I don’t feel like such a big girl’s blouse for crying now:)”

We had a friend in Jamaica from the UK that used to tease my husband for calling him a “big gell’s blouse”
nice to hear it again…
I haven’t been so happy since…well don’t know–just so CRYING!
JMAC is about to concede–yippeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bless the dear man–he and Cindy need to go off and enjoy their millions and leave the rest of the country in the hands of the greatest man since…abraham lincoln!

1

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Any AK natives think that SP might be Sentaor…? Gets her inta DC, you betcha!

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Only now can I share:

I bought a tee shirt the front of which says
WE WON

on the back it lists all the presidents of the US with: Barack Obama.

I will wear it all over this red red town tomorrow and I don’t care if I get spit at.

4 11 2008
arbo

Big hugs all around the mudflats….thanks AKM for keeping us sane these last few weeks:)
*still dancing*

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

Florida just went blue it’s a landslide

4 11 2008
sammypunkrocker

mudflats is the THUNDERF@#$K.

we have to all keep our eye on the prize and not disappoint the rest of the world. obama has alot of work to do.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Signed! Sealed! Delivered! HE’S OURS!!

https://www.yousendit.com/download/Y2o5VWRzQ1A1R05jR0E9PQ

4 11 2008
chascates

McCain called to concede!

4 11 2008
Bobg

Obama 333 electoral votes

McCain 146 electoral votes

4 11 2008
Margaret from Connecticut

Barack Obama is our new Peesident!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Aw Jesse Jackson crying wah wah wah Jerk

4 11 2008
WakeUpAmerica

Woo hoo!! Woo hoo!! (end zone quarterback dance)

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

IT’S A MUDSLIDE!!!

4 11 2008
Margaret from Connecticut

sorry about the above typo, too much excitement here.

President Barack Obama!!!

4 11 2008
Alexandra

COLORADO — my beautiful state — just went blue! Go Obama!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

OH GOOD PLASTIC MCAIN AND BILLIONAIRE BARBIE!!!

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

So God was looking out for us.

GOD BLESS AMERICA!

Sorry, Alaska, Palin’s heading home.

4 11 2008
addseattle

Wow – wow – wow!!!

McCain just took stage, wtih Cindy and SP and Todd.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

McCain speaking to supporters.

4 11 2008
AKErin

Thank you, America.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

HERE I AM, BABY!😀

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Booing for Obama at Mccain remarks

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

McC concedes – where’s Sarah?

4 11 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Crying in South Carolina! THank god!!!

ANd thank you to all of you Mudpuppies worldwide, for not giving up on us.

I hold all of you in my heart.

4 11 2008
Judy in Chicago

Sorry Alaska, but you can have your Sarah back NOW!!!!! Please take her NOW

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

McCain is giving his concession speech- and he is gracious- and his crowd booed Obama’s name. We have a lot of work to do, undoing the Republican hate rhetoric.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

special pride for African-Americans? How about the REST OF THE COUNTRY YOU OLD WRINKLED FART BAG???

4 11 2008
Sue

Praise the Lord! We will finally have an honest, decent person as our President!

4 11 2008
addseattle

McCain’s speech seems really flat – overly rehearsed or something?

4 11 2008
HJPowell

I’m sorry Alaska..you get Palin back

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin (19:18:17) :

Aw Jesse Jackson crying wah wah wah Jerk

HA HA HA! Cracked me up

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

McCain needs very much to stop the booing crowds. NOW. Right NOW.

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

yEE HA! From Texas!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

I almost feel sorry for Mccain….

Nah! not really

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

McCain is giving his last address in this campaigh….already
OMG thr polld judy closed here 20 min ago

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

opps..polls just closed

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

This is so cooooooooooool!

4 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

Good dog, is John McCain going to make this out to be out about race? Still? As a middle aged white man I am deeply offended.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

All those sad looking powdered old bags…and skin heads…

4 11 2008
strangelet Hussein

MUDSLIDE

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

Is Palin there with him?

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

I for one, will be keeping my spot at the Mudflats cafe…..I need to know what becomes of SWWNBN.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

blah blah blah I am so HAPPY I won’t have to listen to MCSAME anymore!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

addseattle (19:20:49) :

McCain’s speech seems really flat – overly rehearsed or something?
————–
I’m fairly sure it’s the speech he gave on the plane earlier today.

4 11 2008
addseattle

i’m sorry, but how can you send out robocalls about fidel castro endorsing obama and spreading false and nasty info – then a few hours later say “let’s all work together”. i just can’t buy it.

4 11 2008
Halcrow

Rebuild the hurricane-shattered seaboard states; make schooling affordable again; fix homelessness and joblessness: LET THERE BE HOPE.

4 11 2008
the problem child

It is done.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

strangelet Hussein (19:23:02) :

MUDSLIDE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STRANGELET!😀

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@Lighthouse (CO) (19:23:03) :

Is Palin there with him?

Yes she is, so is “first dude”

4 11 2008
Sparky

A whole lot of white in his crowd, I think.

4 11 2008
Judy in Chicago

Where is Elisabeth Hasseldorf………. bet she wont be on the View tomorrow!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

ENGLAND SPOON ARCHER! LOVE IT! I’M A MONARCHIST (but don’t tell anyone!!)

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

WOW, I just gained alot of respect for McCain

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

MUDSLIDE I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Glenn2008

Have you realized what positive impact the internet played in this? It connected us all. It democratized news and made it possible for all of you to voice your opinion and have impact. Never again can opinions be controlled as before!

Most importantly, the internet enabled a candidate to reach out to grassroots instead of being obliged to serve the interests of the powerful few!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Aunt Suz, I was thinking the same THING!

“special pride for African-Americans? How about the REST OF THE COUNTRY YOU OLD WRINKLED FART BAG???”

What about us white, caucasion, irish catholic, women voters who are OUT OF CONTROL WITH JOY WITH THIS VICTORY?–YOU BIGOT!!!!

Sorry Jmac–go home! and send the evil guvnah back to her igloo!

4 11 2008
*Coop*

We did it!! Obama is president elect.
Now what will Tina Fey do? lol

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

WHOA TINA FEY IS UP THERE WAVING!!! SHE’S BLINKING BACK FAKE CROCODILE TEARS!!! HEY HOWZABOUT A WEDDING INVITE FER ME TINA???

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

OMG the difference between the two crowds is so amazing —- SP looks defeated – can’t wait til she has to pay the piper in Alaska!

4 11 2008
Deb

poor sarah is crying!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

FLORIDA WENT BLUE GLORIOUS BLUE!

4 11 2008
addseattle

McCain just said how grateful he is to Gov. Sarah Palin – “one of the best campaigners … and a strong new voice…”

ugh – “courage and grace they showed in the rough & tumble of the campaign…” yeah right!!! Somewhat tepid response from the crowd.

4 11 2008
Lori W.

c’mon John, let Sarah babble one last time – THEN GET HER BUTT BACK TO ALSKASA!

4 11 2008
ARCTICTUNDRA

Start the Alaskan State Impeachment Proceedings!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Have the polls even closed in Alaska yet?

4 11 2008
DLB in PDX

AKM and all of you good-hearted mudpuppies,

I can’t tell you how much this blog and the supporting input from everyone has meant to me. I am a 64 year old who remembers my high school vote in North Carolina and how thrilled I was when JFK won that student-body election over Nixon. This election felt just as momentus, only this time it was REAL! Thank goodness.

When SP was nominated, I felt real fear, but AKM’s blog helped steady me. I am very sorry that John McCain ran such a sad and dishonorable campaign, but what really decided it for me was his hasty choice of Sarah Palin. This blog provided valuable information and support and helped convince me that his choice was a huge mistake.

I fully intend to continue reading this blog so that I can stay informed about Alasksa politics – especially Ms. Palin’s career. I’m betting, and hope, her future will be at Fox News and not in politics.

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

He’s going on much too long and he is BORING – most of the world wants to celebrate, not listen to this dour old poop.

4 11 2008
Freakout in Kansas

Sarah looks a little freaked out…sorry AKM, you can have her back.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Judy in Chicago (19:24:34) :

Where is Elisabeth Hasseldorf………. bet she wont be on the View tomorrow!
____________________
Reckon she’ll shut up now?😀

4 11 2008
Glenn2008

My respect to McCain for his graceful speech.

4 11 2008
LibertyLover

Sending Sarah Palin and Todd back home to you. See if you can keep her down on the farm…

Way to go President-elect Obama!!

4 11 2008
pj

Thank God…AKM and mudflats….
Now the rebuilding can begin…and miss sarah can return home!
I’m sorry for Alaska…and gleeful that the lower 48 can get a break… wink, wink.. don’cha ya know?

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

BLAH BLAH BLAH shut the heck up and GET OFF!!!!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Tired Mom –

How’s the party? Florida went blue! So did Virginia!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (19:26:00) :

FLORIDA WENT BLUE GLORIOUS BLUE!
————-
So Mom finally voted?😀

4 11 2008
Deb

what an idiot for not stopping the BOOING- McCain…despite being a POW…you have no honor!

4 11 2008
addseattle

Florida went blue – really??!!

4 11 2008
Terry in Maryland

President Obama. I love the sound of that.

A new start. We have a huge hole out of which to climb, but we stopped digging and started that climb today.

4 11 2008
Sparky

Glenn2008 I think you’re very right. The Internet was huge in Obama’s victory

4 11 2008
Carla

Congratulations, President Barack Obama! 333 to McCain’s 155!!!! This is amazing. God Bless America!!!! We in California love President Obama. =)

4 11 2008
Oho

The end of hate. Our beautiful new President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

oooh baby, here I am – signed, sealed, delivered!!!😀

4 11 2008
Bobg

McCain crown still spewing hate toward all others. OMG I am so ashamed to be a Republican. I will rectify that mistake next week.

4 11 2008
whiskey tango foxtrot

todd gets to go home

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

I wonder why McRage didn’t speak this well the past 2 years…? Anyone, anyone, Bueller???

4 11 2008
JBDC

did you hear them boo barack TWICE?? this is why they lost. HOPE!! not hate.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Oho (19:28:05) :

The end of hate. Our beautiful new President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden

And what a First Lady, huh?

4 11 2008
addseattle

Interesting body language between JM and SP as he finished up his speech . They shook hands and then a weird awkward little half-hug/pats on back.

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I was just watching the television it showed Jessie Jackson in Chicago bawling his eyes out. How very sweet it must be for him and all of the people who marched with Matin Luther King. This must be like an incredible dream come true for him.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

How amazing Cindy didn’t even touch John! and he got a handshake from SP

4 11 2008
Oho

Sorry you have Sarah back.

4 11 2008
Grace RN NJ

God bless us every one!! America rocks!! Congratulations to President Obama and Vice President Biden!!

4 11 2008
the problem child

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE… AND HOPE! So much yet to do…

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

YES YES…..President Obama…………………and FLORIDA TURNED BLUE!!!!!….

You’re right Terry in Maryland…..we’ve stopped digging and started the climb….it’ll be an uphill battle but we can do it…one step at a time……

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

CONGRATS to Mudflatters in EVERY STATE

Blue Candles were lit in some very red states by Muddies. Those were the hardest candles to keep glowing. You Muddies were the most inspiring to me.

Our candidate prevailed. Change will happen. Obama will still need our Muddie support. And SP our Mud-Pies.

4 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Wow! Did anyone catch the handshake and not so enthusiastic hug between Johnny Mac and Scara?

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Even though the speech itself was gracious, I think he really needed to stop the booing with a severe indictment of such hatred. Every commentator should be talking about this.

4 11 2008
Grace RN NJ

re:”What about us white, caucasion, irish catholic, women voters who are OUT OF CONTROL WITH JOY WITH THIS VICTORY?–YOU BIGOT!!!!”

That goes for me as well!!

4 11 2008
addseattle

People pouring into and dancing in the streets of Washington DC (literally). Looks like New Years Eve!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

OMG–Michelle is first lady and the kids are first kids–I can’t stand the HAPPINESS!

4 11 2008
Oho

How wonderful that we can have a President and lovely first lady that we can be proud of. My heart is breaking with hope and love.

4 11 2008
keenobserver2

AKM —Thank you for being such a wonderful blog and keeping us informed
(and amused) with your great writing!!! You are the best!!

4 11 2008
NanookYK

oh boy, did you notice the icy Arctic Blast towards SP from Cindy?
Now the icing on the cake would be Alaska going blue, eh?

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

When are we gonna see what’s happening in Chicago? Or maybe you all can. I have one channel coming in, I think it’s NBC.

4 11 2008
pdx mb

YES, WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

Like I said, 11:30 it is all over! PRESIDENT OBAMA and VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN!

Tomorrow, Jailbird Palin!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Jesse jackson was bawling his eyes out because HE thought he should have been our first African American President! NOT!!! Remember that he said he wanted to cut Obama’s nuts off when he thought the sound was off!!!

4 11 2008
Sheesh aka 'AZ go blue"

McCain’s concession speech was sincere and gracious. I’m glad he leaves this campaign with dignity. Palin looked in shock and Todd looked mighty flat.

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

We are still waiting to hear about NC–praying that we go blue tonight!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Measure up those drapes!!!!😀

4 11 2008
Oho

Yes Aussie!!!! Big hug to everyone!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin (19:33:02) :

Jesse jackson was bawling his eyes out because HE thought he should have been our first African American President! NOT!!! Remember that he said he wanted to cut Obama’s nuts off when he thought the sound was off!!!
—————
I remember😀

4 11 2008
BlancheMadison

Sarah the Impaliner and First Dude get a free one-way ticket back to AK–

Sorry AKM . . .

4 11 2008
Lori W.

all the idiots on right blogs blaming McCain and praising SP, who they are sure will win in 2012. pathetic. prop 8 here in CA does not look good to be defeated right now – all pray please.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bobg (19:28:26) :

McCain crown still spewing hate toward all others. OMG I am so ashamed to be a Republican. I will rectify that mistake next week.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Bobg you will make a WONDERFUL Dem or Indy. Please be patient with us when we Dems disappoint you. We are usually not as together as the Repubs. We are much more diverse and opinionated. No where near as good as our shining stars—Obama being the shiniest tonight. :-))))

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Lighthouse (CO) (19:32:17) :

Lighthouse, go to cnn–it’s in the background and ohhhhhh how I wish I was there!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

No the polls have not even closed in AK….they are an hour later than we are…I think.

4 11 2008
the problem child

Can we send SWWNBN back by slow, slow, slow, non-air mail?

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

lock pepper in honolulu (19:31:39) :

OMG–Michelle is first lady and the kids are first kids–I can’t stand the HAPPINESS!
——-

YEAH!!!

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Oregon just got rid of Rep. Senator Gordon Smith.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Look for all those campaign clothes on eBay…

4 11 2008
Sparky

President Barack Obama
Vice President Joe Biden

is America lucky, or what?

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

I was so afraid to really think this could become reality.

President-Elect Barack Obama
Vice-President Elect Joe Biden
First Lady Michelle Obama
Second Lady Jill
And First Family status to the beautiful daughters of Michelle and Barack Obama!

4 11 2008
Lynn-in-Australia

CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA !!!!!!!

4 11 2008
eajphd Wolves Run Free

What exactly is it that a community organizer does?

Just organizes the nation, that’s all.

4 11 2008
Judy in Chicago

Thank you AKM for creating this community. It’s been a tool I used to gain info, and insight, laughs, and I will continue to enjoy it.

4 11 2008
Sparky

Yeah, these are two beautiful families….American families

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

oops, Jill Biden
(and btw, is Second Lady proper terminology??)

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Nevada for Obama

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

I read an article that said Ellen De G. gave our NEW FIRST LADY a dog house when she was on the show..they said that after the election, they were going to get a dog. Guess what the dog house looks like? A Large Dog House White House!!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

It is going to be fun seeing the rest of the world wake up tomorrow morning.

4 11 2008
obamamama

Congratulations America! You did it.
President Elect Barack Obama. I love it!

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (19:33:17) :

We are still waiting to hear about NC–praying that we go blue tonight!
Obama’s ahead ….. so far so good…. if FL can do it so can NC!!!!!

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I’m happy that African Americans have their President. And I’m happy that I have my President. He’s my President, and I got to vote for him, too.

To me, this has been his greatest strength – he is half black, half white, half Christian, half Muslim. He is the epitomy of our strength as Americans. We are each some of one, and some of another. Obama has made all of us realize that we are all some of each other.

God Bless Us and God Bless America.

I am so grateful.

4 11 2008
wow

This is awesome!!!

4 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

These scenes in Chicago are just amazing. I think CNN is doing a fantastic job explaining how important this victory is. Not only for all of American, but especially for African -Americans. I agree. I am so happy for all of them. It was great seeing Jess Jackson so happy. This is a huge, huge victory over injustice and discrimination. A very blessed site to see! This is what America should be and the realization of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

4 11 2008
Oho

Goodnite everyone. What a wonderful day. Peace to all

4 11 2008
Sparky

Chin Trout Hussein (NJ) (19:36:49) I think you said it very well, Chin

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (19:33:17) :

We are still waiting to hear about NC–praying that we go blue tonight!
+++++++++++

My teen told me NC was called for O when I was out of the room. But now I see it is REALLY close. 50-50 on CNN’s election center. NC really had a great turnout. Well represented is great–be proud of NC.

4 11 2008
NMJ

He had to stop several times while the crowd booed and people heckled. He would raise his hands to stop them but they pretty much ignored him.

They’ve trained their followers to hate and boo; you can’t undo that with one speech. They’ll be waking up tomorrow hating Dems.

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA
African Americans
White Americans
Asian Americans
Latinos
Arab Americans
Young, Old, Middle Age, White Collar Workers, Blue Collar Workers and especially Mud puppies – All of you together have created a historical moment for your country. I salute you from Canada

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Wisconsin shopgirl (19:37:03) :

Nevada for Obama
————————
yesssss!!!!

4 11 2008
Trini

I don’t think I could be happier. This makes my life! SWWNBN looked like a crying deer in the headlights. Sorry Alaska, she’s back to you. But I’ll support you in any way in your efforts to get rid of her.

AKM: I cherish you and all that you have done.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin (19:37:10) :

I read an article that said Ellen De G. gave our NEW FIRST LADY a dog house when she was on the show..they said that after the election, they were going to get a dog. Guess what the dog house looks like? A Large Dog House White House!!!!”

I’m just hopin they get a regular heinz 57 dog from a shelter–not a 300 dollar + dog–although I know the little girls have allergies and they have to be careful…

4 11 2008
DeMo

I’m speechless, folks. Crying and speechless.

We did it.

“That One” is President Elect. Fantastic.

“Aint no stopping us now, we’re on the move…”

“Signed, sealed, delivered.”

Can’t wait to hear Obama speak. If I’m crying now, can’t imagine what I’ll be doing when I hear him.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Happy congratulations to all of America!!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

The crowd in Chicago looks brilliant!!! Loving the aerial shots.

4 11 2008
Laurie

I just happened to flip over to our CBC channel in Canada. They are showing a riot beginning outside the whitehouse. There are a lot of people..lots of noise…lots of police cars, and apparently the secret service were taken off guard. What the heck? Are they trying to give GWB the boot tonight? I understand the anger..but tonight is a night for celebration and I would hate to see it ruined.

4 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!! VICTORY!!!

Bless You Our Sacred Leader AKM!

It’s over. I’m exhausted. Two months of sheer hell. I thank every Muddie for holding our lines together! We bent at times in being overwhelmed as it all unfolded. But we did NOT break! It is to all the women here on the Mudflats with all the steeled posts when the rallies started in Alaska that gave us strength. To all of you I post my recurring link of honor to each one of you: there are many excellent women who could be President of the United States. The Governor of Alaska is not one of them and must not ever get near the Oval Office. She won’t now. NEVER.

Thanks to all of you courageous women here worldwide who stepped up to fight back!

4 11 2008
kem

I just want to say: HOOOOOOORAYYYYYY and also this; while I am pumped and grateful to the moon, I am sending you Alaskans as much good energy as I can–SWWNBN is going to be pissed. You all will have to be strong and wary!!

BUT, this is a new day and we can all be PROUD. Thank you, AKM for keeping us sane and building our HOPE even more!!!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

plwalsh (19:35:34) :

Look for all those campaign clothes on eBay…
+++++++++++++

Yeah. Hold your breath. But anybody who sees them go up, PUH-leeze let us Muddies know.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Andrew Sullivan says this about McCain’s concession speech:

“It was very classy, very moving, and finally worthy of the man we once thought we knew. Alas, his crowd was as ugly as he was gracious. I fear what will now become of the GOP.”

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

Just out in my street doing a happy dance!! Only one out there but who cares..OBAMA wins! Hope begins. Long road ahead of us but we will all roll up our sleeves and help Obama turn this country around! I couldn’t be prouder to be an American right now! WOOHOOO…more happy dancing to come:)

4 11 2008
White Agate

Can anyone believe this? Thanks to all for being there.

Did anyone feel creeped out by the lukewarm response to McCain’s classy speech?

He really is our president, we elected him, all of us.

A few hours of celebration and the ‘new work’ begins. The sun will rise and we will move forward together. The world is a different place.

4 11 2008
Lin Hussein

Tomorrow morning will be like a dream. Thank you to everyone who voted for Barack Obama. We all are better off now than we were yesterday. We will be a better country. I am very proud of our new president…President Barack Obama! See you all tomorrow.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

” UK Lady (19:39:41) :

Happy congratulations to all of America!!!!”

Thank you Brit Lady–and you are always welcome to visit the US at my apt in Hawaii!

Mudpuppies Unite~

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein
4 11 2008
Deb

I am still here…had to drop off a bit to cry with family over the phone….we ARE the USA once again….and the world looks at our hope in our new president in awe!!!

4 11 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Bobg, I was a Republican for years, but the Newt Gingrich/Contract With America was the final straw for me (long painful stretch). We welcome you with open arms, and although I haven’t said so before now, I’ve really enjoyed your posts. You, sir, are a true blue Mudpuppy.

Sleep well! And smile! We won!!!

4 11 2008
NMJ

eajphd Wolves Run Free (19:36:13) : What exactly is it that a community organizer does?

Just organizes the nation, that’s all.

Perfect!

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Thank you El from Saskatchewan– I have hope in a global perspective with Obama at the helm.

Thanks– Sparky– it is very exciting to think of the new roles for these American heroes.

I can’t wait to hear President-Elect Obama speak tonight!

YES WE DID

4 11 2008
cathie in New York

I have lurked here for two months, morning, noon and night. Thankyou for holding my hand throughout this historic time, for helping me see that it would be ok, and AKmudraker, to you for your wonderful, witty and incisive insight I would have been hard pressed to get here sane tonight without you. Thankyou. Thank you – I look forward to following the demise of Sarah Palin as she returns to face her constituents who now know so much more about her.

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

A New Day ! Congratulations, you have elected an intelligent, wise, warm-hearted and real American, a true representative of the entire country and a wonderful ambassador for the world scene. What a great way to step into the future.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Gov Bill Richardson – Sec of State

Carolyn Kennedy – US Amb to UN

4 11 2008
Camie

TOday is a day I will never forget. I keep a sign posted on one of the doors to my home that says Colored Entrance Only to remind me that no matter how far I have come, never to forget where I came from and the struggles that my ancestors have gone through. Never did I think I would ever see this day and as I sit here with tears streaming down my face, overcome with emotion that I have lived to see Barack Obama become POTUS. I am just speechless.

Thank you all for being such awesome company these past couple of months and for helping to make this day possible!!!!

4 11 2008
Just a thought...

thanks mudflats – appreciate all you’ve done🙂

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

hite Agate (19:42:20) :

Did anyone feel creeped out by the lukewarm response to McCain’s classy speech?
——————–
They didn’t force it on us here. Australia is creep-free.😀

4 11 2008
DeMo

Pacificnwgal (19:38:15) said:

“This is what America should be and the realization of our Constitution and Declaration of Independence.”

Absolutely. Our President-elect was judged by the content of his character and that is his appeal. Character. Grace.

I don’t know if every American believes that all (wo)men are created equal, but we’re on our way.

We’re going to have the politics of INclusion. What a change. A sea change. And I’m more than ready to swim in that ocean.

4 11 2008
Lee

Hello, All.

Just stopping in to give a big Wahoooooooo.

God is a Democrat. Pass it on to the Sarah.

4 11 2008
Alaska Pi

We are ALL Americans again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
( Maybe it’s the gov we should put on e-bay..?)

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

HAPPY DAY, HAPPY DAY…
I’m just blathering!

God Bless America!
Oh my, oh my!

PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA!!!! I’M CRYING!!!!!

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

Okay, I’m getting CNN up on my laptop. Thanks

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Obama speaks in 15 mins.

4 11 2008
Redgoddess in Juneau

Congratulations America! We have overcome so much to get to this point. I am so proud of our country this evening.

Note to SWWNBN
Welcome back, Sarah! I think we need to talk. I hope your smugness at the concession speech is to cover your nervousness because if it was not it should have been. It is not the same Alaska that you left and so many of us have learned so much about you.

4 11 2008
Lana, KY

North to Alaska . . .

Adios gov & dude

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Bobg-

Do not be ashamed; you are part of the Republicans for Obama (they were waving signs today at busy corners near my house). You are an educated voter who read, listened, and rejected the dark side of Christianity, the hate-spewing conservatives- and voted for the future.

I grew up in a Republican family in Nebraska, admirers of Rockefeller and Goldwater; my parents would have been horrified by the wing that has taken over the GOP. And they would have voted for Obama-

Be proud of what you did, and hope that the GOP can pull back from the abyss…

4 11 2008
Sarah

I think we owe some Alaskans a debt of gratitude for getting the word out on Palin and helping turn this thing around. Obama will be good for this nation.

Thanks Alaska!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Deb (19:43:16) :

I am still here…had to drop off a bit to cry with family over the phone….we ARE the USA once again….and the world looks at our hope in our new president in awe!!!
—————-
It’s going to be a brand new WORLD!😀

4 11 2008
rift valley

America and Americans, thank you for doing it!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Co. Coyotechaser

In our life time.

4 11 2008
Melangell aka Missile Blunt Palin

Crust Scramble – SouthGA (19:37:43) :

I’m happy that African Americans have their President. And I’m happy that I have my President. He’s my President, and I got to vote for him, too.

To me, this has been his greatest strength – he is half black, half white, half Christian, half Muslim. He is the epitomy of our strength as Americans. We are each some of one, and some of another. Obama has made all of us realize that we are all some of each other.
*********************************************

Silly, lovely Crust Scramble! I’d finally stopped crying, and then read your comment. Now I’m crying even harder! Can you hand me that box of Kleenex, please. And there’s more wine in the kitchen. 🙂

4 11 2008
Lacy Lady

So proud of Iowa!!!!!! Wow!!!!!! what a sea of people in Chicago. Just home from Dem. Hdqs. Everyone was soooooo excited. The Republican Hdqs had only 2 people tonight. Didn’t stay open very long—-they went home.
I am waiting for Obama to speak. Roland Martin on Cnn, had tears —I am sooooooo happy. Can’t wait to see how the Alaskan vote turns out. Palin didn’t seem to be so perky tonight. I will never forget this historic night.

4 11 2008
Michelle

Did you hear it? The faint fizzling. The puff of smoke. The ruby slippers are empty! All the flying monkeys are sporting bewildered expressions, ya know just like Dubya. Unfortunately the soul less witch is headed back here.
But more importantly cheers to our new President!!!!

4 11 2008
sohappy go blue AZ

now I can rest for a few days ,,,

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

Huge young crowd at the White House, all texting each other to get to the White House to celebrate Obama’s victory and an exuberant goodbye to Bush. What a sight!

4 11 2008
Bev

From sea to shining sea. . .
I have a dream. . . I may not get there with you. . .
We shall overcome. . .
A new morning in America. . .
CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN _ YES YOU CAN
Congratulations to Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States.

Celebrate folks because tomorrow the hard work REALLY begins!

4 11 2008
pvazwindy

Thanks AKM for this site and all you have done for us. I feel such relief tonight. Thank you Lord for Barack and Joe and i can’t forget grandma. What a wonderful community we share here, I’ve learned so much. Thanks to each and everyone of you for your shared hopes and dreams, witty observations and poignant moments. God bless all on this historic date in history. In friendship Rich & Annette-Az

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Kenya is waking up to good news.

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

We did it Mudpuppies, we did it!

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

What a great day! Thank you AKM for bringing all of us together to celebrate!
I look forward to our country coming together !! WoooHooo

4 11 2008
deuce2al

Looking forward to Obama’s speech. Thanks AKM and all of you
mudpuppies for making this day possible. Thanks to all the people
that supported Obama/Biden and to everyone. Don’t know what
to say, I am so happy. Make sure to throw her out of office. We
will help.

4 11 2008
eilen

Sarah Palin and her brood will be heading back to Alaska now. Please finish the job we started tonight. Please cast her back into obscurity and make her irrelevant. We don’t need that kind of crazy so close to DC again.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

lock pepper in honolulu (19:42:54) :

That’s a lovely thought, thankyou.

Hope to be still chatting to you all at mudflats in the future, I still want to know what’s what there. Who would have thought an English girl could get so caught up in Alaskan politics. Looking forward to seeing SP and the dud going down.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Camie (19:44:52) :

TOday is a day I will never forget. I keep a sign posted on one of the doors to my home that says Colored Entrance Only to remind me that no matter how far I have come, never to forget where I came from and the struggles that my ancestors have gone through. Never did I think I would ever see this day and as I sit here with tears streaming down my face, overcome with emotion that I have lived to see Barack Obama become POTUS. I am just speechless.
+++++++++++++++++

I am so proud for you. And having grown up in MS, I understand that race counts more in some places in America. But really and obviously, not all places. We have all of us elected Obama. All across the nation and all across ethnicities. Obama is OUR President.

4 11 2008
Sandy in Wisconsin

What a wonderful historical night for the U.S.A. My hat’s off to John McCain for his moving speech. Let’s hope he stands by everything he said, helps pull America closer and works with President Obama ( that sounds so good). The mass of Americans that came out to vote today was nothing short of amazing; I can not wait to hear the final percent that actually voted. Americans have been heard and their voice has been loud and clear: change is needed. I believe President Obama stands for a new exciting future for all and can not wait to participate in the change that will be coming.

I extend my thanks to all who have posted and a special thank you to AKM! Without you, this site would not exist. You have provided an outlet for us to voice our emotions and concerns. I will continue to read and admire the work you do. Thank you very much.

4 11 2008
Dianna

For all the effort of AKM and Alaskans, thank you for your tireless hard work.

We are here for you in bringing Sarah Palin to justice.

4 11 2008
twinkle toes aka Axe Diesel Palen

Maybe this has been posted, but CNN says the group by the White House is a spontaneous celebration.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Notice all the newsies wearing PURPLE/lavendar ties etc???

No more Red states or Blue states…

Let’s all be purple, people!!! : )

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Thank you AKM and Mudflatters. Somehow, you were a sign of the future.

4 11 2008
shilo442

so much thanks AKM, will be here to help you with the Palin/pain, I’m not going away, love you AKM.

4 11 2008
formereaglerivergal

I don’t do witty, or smart or even vehement. I do do thanks for all of you for keeping me sane since I did a Google search on Palin when she was tagged. This includes the 9 days I spent helping my mother in Houston post Ike. (Yikes!) Tonight I am waiting for my hubbie to come home from the local Obama field office with a well chilled bottle of bubbly. Our son from Melbourne, Australia called earlier – he says he can hold his head higher now! Congrats to all of you for keeping the faith, working hard and contributing to mudflats. P.S. Did you all notice the very pained expression on “First Dude” during McCain’s concession speech – more to come for him.

4 11 2008
MIKE OBAMA

SORRY GUYS SHES COMING BACK HOME. JUST DO US A FAVOR VOTE THE NUTCASE OUT IN 2 YEARS. YOU NOTICED THE CHILLING TEMPERATURE UP ON THE STAGE DURING THE CONCESSION SPEECH, OOOOHHHH IT WAS COLD UP THERE. GOOD LUCK UP THERE AND KEEP YOUR STICK ON THE ICE………………………..

4 11 2008
addseattle

Obama about to take the stage in Chicago ….

4 11 2008
UK Lady

5am here, goodnight everyone (and it is), now I can sleep for a week.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Don’t worry about Sarah. Just think of what happened to all those other VP picks who didn’t get elected. Remember Dan Qayle’s presidential run?

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

don’t cry for me Alaska..

4 11 2008
Reklaw

What a HUGE relief!!! At the same time, my condolences to Alaska…..Sarah will be coming home.

4 11 2008
shilo442

@ Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (19:52:22) :

My front door is opened for you and it says FRIENDS WELCOMED

4 11 2008
Jenn L

WOW!

4 11 2008
avahome

Boy Sarah looked really upset when John McCain gave his farewell speech. Sarah obviously thought she would be a Vice President.
Well Alaska if you’ll take Sarah back…we in Texas will take George Bush back.

We all have a lot of work to do……….let’s get cracking. After we do the happy dance!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
debweb

The world is new again. Reminds me of the hope and joy that is felt when a new life is born into the world. The healing has begun!!!

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

OBAMA JUST CAME OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PRESIDENT!!!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Please, please, dear ones, let us move forward together with peace and love in our hearts and in our minds. McCain has conceded and is asking his supports in his way to let go of their fear and hate. We must help them do that in anyway we can.

I know it will not be easy to deal with SP and her family when she returns to AK, but I’d like to see her learn from her mistakes. Let her resign with only a small amount of regret. Let it be, so.

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Mudpuppies, I love you all!

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

awwwwwwww ….. what a beautiful family!

4 11 2008
addseattle

Obama family just took the stage – he looks so grateful and humble! Dang I feel so proud!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Just had to stay and watch the new 1st family, they are so beautiful!!!

4 11 2008
Chin Trout Hussein (NJ)

Look at his SMILE!!! And Michelle’s
What a beautiful family!

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

I am chilled and it ain’t cause I’m sitting here Alaska….
my god the country is BLUE…
then there is Alaska, where polls are about to close in 2 minutes…
pray for Alaska to turn blue !!!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Any news on Alaska? I know CNN projected Hawaii for Obama- lovely for Toots:)

NC, IN and MO still too close to call?

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Thank you Shilo442.

I believe doors have opened wide all over America tonight. We are such a great nation. We have overcome sooo much. I will remember this night when disappointment looms over a door less open. We CAN open them.

Thanks to all.

4 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Welcome home, Sarah Palin. Better us than the nation – we know you. We will watch every move. There will be a big push in part of the state to let bygones be bygones – I’ve already seen this written in an ADN editorial – but sorry, not in my little neighborhood. And you, Sarah Palin, will have to shape up a lot in order for you to even have a chance at your grandiose and stunningly narcissistic desire to run for President or even VP again. You will have to show yourself capable of making true bipartisan efforts to get the gas line going, and sorry dear – you won’t be moving the capitol this time, either. No more Todd setting up camp & going into budget meetings, no more per diem, no more being gone from the Legislature so often that they made up buttons to summon you back. No more $700 motel rooms. No more AG and Commissioner attack dogs, because we are watching you every second. Every second – get used to it.

4 11 2008
NoCalGal

My God- My God

We did it. The beginning of a new epoch.

KNOW
HOPE

we have hope.

4 11 2008
HollyInBlueNYC

My first post, although I’ve been reading here for many weeks.
I’m elated, relieved and excited. And we are sending her back to you. Do you have 10% of the electorate and the will to have a recall of this horrible woman?? Through the process of her being vetted as the McCains did not, you have learned much ugliness about her YouBetchaness.

I’ve learned a lot about your beautiful state and I see there are many, many wonderful people in it. All the best to you!

4 11 2008
Reklaw

He truly fills us with hope, doesn’t he? I think our country is blessed to have him as our newly elected president. We are proud, proud, proud!

4 11 2008
addseattle

And here’s the difference – Obama saying he received a very gracious phone call from McCain, then honored for his service to America, and how he will work together with him moving forward – and the crowd? Applause. Not boos.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

He just introduced Michelle and the kids–oh my God, tears are streaming! And the puppy–And Toot!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

New puppy in White House!

4 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

My sister just had the best idea:

Maybe we can put our Governor on Ebay? Again and also, always appreciating that somewhere in America they might actually want her doggone it!

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

As if those girls could be more adorable….wait until we see them playing with a puppy in the White House!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Martha-
Bravo, bravo! BTW- fivethirtyeight says Uncle Ted the Convict will lose! I wish AK would turn blue, but this is one victory you can savor.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

HollyInBlueNYC (20:02:41

Glad to meet you!!!

And I like the sound of your organizing ideas ;-))))))

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Martha and sister-
Splendid idea-LOL!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (20:04:36) :

My sister just had the best idea:

Maybe we can put our Governor on Ebay
++++++++++++

LOL LOL—2 of us hee hawing

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

dum question but is this considered a landslide?

4 11 2008
Patricia in New Mexico

Yeah! New Mexico came through … and we did it one door and one phone call at a time. That is the way we’ll continue to work and continue to win and continue to fight for all Americans.

Congrats to all of us!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Well, so much for that permanent Republican majority…

4 11 2008
Charlotte

YES YES YES YES YES YES YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Other than that, I’m speechless🙂

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

President-Elect Obama. What a day, Mudflatters, what a day. We are chatting in the forum, so come join us. I think I am all cried out by now.

4 11 2008
PollyAnna in Worshington

Yes Lock Pepper, there is a Santa Claus, it’s a landslide.

4 11 2008
non alaskan

hay you get your gov back.
have fun with her

4 11 2008
bookish

I now have hope that we will restore the honor of our country.

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

lock pepper in honolulu, they’re calling it a landslide. I don’t know how they are defining it.

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

Martha Unalaska, you sound like you been residing in Unangan country…
Got ta love that fresh Bering Sea breeze!

4 11 2008
SMR

Thanks to all of my mudbuddies. You have been my sanity, hope & inspiration in a million different ways. Obama is right when he says this is our victory.

Thank you AKM — you have been an instrument for positive change in our country. Much of this belongs to your dedication!

YES WE CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a beautiful day!

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Doin the Snoopy Dance!!!!

Welcome to a new world!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

How I love That One….he so inspires me, I have no other words, through my tears….

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

OUR new world

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Isn’t he going to make one HELL of a fine President??

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Looks like MO will squeak into the McCain column, but what about NC, IN-I think Montana will turn blue, I hope…any news from Alaska?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

OMG everyone is crying!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

tears are streaming
YES WE CAN
YES WE CAN
YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for those of you that validated my landslide question…

Asian girl–glad you’re back…
oh what an emotional night!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
addseattle

They need to switch the music in Chicago to something ROCKIN !!!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

one 56 Y/O white grandma for president obama……for our kids and grandkids

4 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein

THank you to all of you – love you lots. Party on… I must sleep for an hour before getting up for work. Almost 6.20 am here…

And my 11-yr-old has been on the sofa since 5am, asking intelligent questions and mopping up my tears…

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein (20:20:22) :

THank you to all of you – love you lots. Party on… I must sleep for an hour before getting up for work. Almost 6.20 am here…

And my 11-yr-old has been on the sofa since 5am, asking intelligent questions and mopping up my tears…
————————–
Happy napping, Britgal. At least you know you’ll be happy when you wake.

4 11 2008
JB in WV

I think the world just changed!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

What a perfect campaign this was.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

If any CO mudpuppies are still on: Arapahoe and Jefferson counties went completely blue, huge numbers for Udall and Obama!! The Obama campaign organization rocks!

Doing the mudpuppy happy dance:)

4 11 2008
SoCal Bob

Barack just gave a great speach. What a great thing this is.

4 11 2008
Lori W.

FACT: They told us that the selection of Sarah Palin was a brilliant move by John McCain. But by election day, 14% of Obama’s support came from former McCain backers who defected because of Palin.
I am still in shock and awed by President-elect Obama’s speech, just crying tears of joy here in CA.

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Thank you. All of you. I’m so glad I found this place. I could not have gotten through this without you wonderful people.

When’s the reunion in Alaska?

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

What a wonderful world…………

4 11 2008
BobbyG

We have just witnessed in a very real, large measure a national exorcism — of Sarah Palin. This woman, whatever her arguable redeeming attributes and skills, is so clearly unfit to serve as next in line to the presidency, that her totally transparent ambition and arrogant ego became perhaps the tipping point factor in McCain’s loss.

Think about it. How much time and energy did he have to waste defending this bizarre choice, to the deafening exclusion of every other argument?

4 11 2008
Melissa

YES WE DID!

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

I’m exhausted. I can’t believe it. I’m stunned.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

SoCal Bob, I had no idea he could speak so beautifully off the cuff.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Thank you, AKM and mudpuppies. Sleep well. We have lots of work to do to put this country back together starting tomorrow. But we must celebrate tonight. What a day!!!!!

4 11 2008
LA voter 201 in CA.

OMG…YES WE DID

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (19:27:37) :

Jamie, Floridian in France (19:26:00) :

FLORIDA WENT BLUE GLORIOUS BLUE!
————-
So Mom finally voted?

You can be sure I’m gonna ask her! Thanks to mudflats, you, Aussie, Tired Mom, Sparky, Brit Abroad, Bobg, ira2, Dem G, AsianHussein, NY Dem, and all the other regulars who made this trip a blast! I love you all and hope we have found a home here together to get through all the rest.

Victory feels great!

4 11 2008
Windy City, AKA Alien Ears not Palin

So amazing. Thank you everyone for keeping me together through all of this. We are amazing. I am so grateful to AKM and all of you.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

OMG just got an email from Obama.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

FOX is like a crypt. There is astonishment and quiet. LOL. I am loving that.

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

CO Almost Native –

I am still on and still amazed at how well things went. Udall was declared our new Senator, as well. Pinch me – I must be dreaming!!

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Bye bye, Puffenhump.
Bye bye, Rick Davis.
Bye bye, Tucker.
Bye bye, Joe the not plumber.

Most of all, bye bye Palin

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

I see trees of green…….. red roses too
I see em bloom….. for me and for you
And I think to myself…. what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue….. clouds of white
Bright blessed days….dark sacred nights
And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world.

The colors of a rainbow…..so pretty ..in the sky
Are also on the faces…..of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands…..sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin……i love you.

I hear babies cry…… I watch them grow
Theyll learn much more…..than Ill never know
And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world

(instrumental break)

The colors of a rainbow…..so pretty ..in the sky
Are there on the faces…..of people ..going by
I see friends shaking hands…..sayin.. how do you do
Theyre really sayin…*spoken*(I ….love….you).

I hear babies cry…… I watch them grow
*spoken*(you know their gonna learn
A whole lot more than Ill never know)
And I think to myself …..what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself …….what a wonderful world.

4 11 2008
Pacificnwgal

This is very cool watching Obama as president elect. I am proud of America for finally coming to its senses and electing this brillant man. Thanks also to you, AKM, for being part of bringing the light to all of us in this great blog. You did good! Sweet deams mudpuppies!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Obama says he will be in touch about what happens next.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I’m prancing around my apartment yelling :
PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!

Surprisingly, the rest of the neighborhood is quiet–but this is kind of a richy area of honolulu…wish I had some firecrackers to wake every body up!

4 11 2008
Lily

Though I’ve been visiting your site for months, this is my first time posting. Now I’m happy to say you’re stuck with Sarah Palin! My condolences, but look at it as doing your part for our great country.

Congratulations to a worthy man, Barack Obama.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

He even used my first name!

4 11 2008
shilo442

off topic but please can anyone tell me if that Crazy Buchmann won, I’ve been trying to find out . God I hope she didn’t.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (20:28:09) :

I’m glad you’re still around – I was just looking at a map, and Florida looks beautiful in BLUE.

Speaking of which – we grudge-holders can now get over it.

I’m over it.😉

4 11 2008
the problem child

Way to much love, must go beddies. So gooooooooooooooooood. See what will happen tomorrow. Love ….. Hope….

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

I got the email from President-Elect Obama. I am so spent right now. I still don’t believe we won!

4 11 2008
sebastiana

Sweet land of liberty, of this I sing!

4 11 2008
Whabs, Seattle, WA.

Yes, we did!

YAY!!!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

lock pepper in honolulu (20:30:15) :

I’m prancing around my apartment yelling :
PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!
——————————
We can hear you on the other side of the Pacific!😀

4 11 2008
Glenn2008

Huh, we can sign with relief. Sarah will be back tomorrow to watch Russia. The country is safe again.

I hope she finds the right job to serve her country with dignity.

4 11 2008
melba

Congratulations everyone !!!!!!
from australia

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

My home: I moved here with my sweetie 2 months before Sarah took the VP announcement. I live in ‘baracuda country’.

It is and will always be a Alaskan version of a soap opera gone ‘cuda’.

I await the moment Alaska goes BLUE !!!!!!

4 11 2008
Glenn2008

sigh, I mean

4 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

Sarah Palin:

“Oh say it ain’t so, Joe! There ya go again, lookin’ ahead and kickin’ our butts. Please say it ain’t so, Joe!”

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:32:02) :

I got the email from President-Elect Obama. I am so spent right now. I still don’t believe we won!
————————-
Want us to pinch you?😀

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night, all who are going to bed. I can’t sleep yet. Too jazzed.

4 11 2008
Deb

once again I missed the “leap” over to the new thread..it’s ok…cuz I was too busy crying and savoring this historical moment!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (20:33:58) :

Sarah Palin:

“Oh say it ain’t so, Joe! There ya go again, lookin’ ahead and kickin’ our butts. Please say it ain’t so, Joe!”
———————————–
There ya go again, Martha – crackin’ me up!😀

4 11 2008
KC, Seattle

Thank you Mudfalts for the last two months. You gave me hope, wisdom and information. I can forgive the state of Alaska for giving me Sarah now that she’ll be leaving for home on the next flight. I grew up in Flint, Michigan. I am now a white Nana living in Seattle. I shed tears knowing that in my lifetime I could witness how far our country has come. It makes growing older worth it.
Thank you again from the bottom of my heart…..

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Another victory: pro-choice forces in CO and SD defeat draconian amendments!

I’m sad that the anti-gay amendment passed in FL- what about prop 8 in CA?
I’m hoping for good news-

I guess we will know about MT, IN, MO, and NC until tomorrow? And Alaska…

4 11 2008
Co. Coyotechaser

Co. Almost Native, I’m still awake and celebrating!!

4 11 2008
Just Imagine We Did

Amazing Grace:

4 11 2008
OMG!!!

Yes we can, and did!! Now we can all breathe again. Let’s thanks to AKM for all of the support and comfort that we have received from the only thing that seemed sane at times, since 8/29. Thanks to all of you!
Yeah for America!

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

DOES ANYONE KNOW IF PROP 8 WAS DEFEATED!?

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, YES! It must be a dream. This is the first time I’ve voted for a winner.

4 11 2008
samihawaii hussein that one stevens

just watched obama’s acceptance speech in grant park, chicago – i’m so happy i’m crying tears of joy! we all won, even the people who didn’t vote for obama won too – they just don’t know it yet!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Martha-

snicker heeheehee:)

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Mae in baracuda country… (19:59:57) :

I am chilled and it ain’t cause I’m sitting here Alaska….
my god the country is BLUE…
then there is Alaska, where polls are about to close in 2 minutes…
pray for Alaska to turn blue !!!
——————————
i hava been after this since day one

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

CO Almost Native (20:35:36) :

I’m sad that the anti-gay amendment passed in FL

NOOOOOO! Seriously???

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

@Martha Unalaska,
I thought the wild cattle ate all those little wild shrooms?
Good grief gal, I’m thinkin its that Bering Sea breeze…
Let the north wind blow!

4 11 2008
Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon

@ Mae in baracuda country… (20:15:31) :
Martha Unalaska, you sound like you been residing in Unangan country…

My grandmother was full blood Aleut, born on Whale Island. I’m named after her and she was a 4’10” ball of fire!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Put the Gov on E-Bay!!! Bwaaaaa-haaaaaaaaa-haaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Lori W.

I am in CA and prop. 8’s defeat is not looking good, sorry to report. But it is not over yet.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:37:04) :

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, YES! It must be a dream. This is the first time I’ve voted for a winner.
—————————————-
It feels a little like a visualisation, doesn’t it? No matter, give yourself a good hangover and it will feel very real in the morning.😉

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

asiangal, picture Shikago’s joy.

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

Democrat G – Still too early to tell on prop 8 in California but the exit polls were promising. It’s sad that it was even close.

4 11 2008
Deb

I sent this over to my right-wing blogger “friend” tonight….before obama’s speech…

“As I cried tonight…with my fellow Americans in Chicago, in Times Square, in Atlanta,etc…and my own family at this historic moment, we need to remember that the world looks at the US tonight…and must be saying in awe….how do they do that ?? with such hope??? (and, yes, with some, trepidation)

we are, in fact….the United States of America…and I trust, we will remain so….maybe BECAUSE of this election.”

we must stand behind “our man” to UNITE AMERICA….despite the nasty, ugly things that have come from the other side (although I do hope SP, has a limited part in any future national elections)

4 11 2008
MJC from Georgia

Thank You AKM and Mudpuppies for always being here to support one another through this Historic Journey.

November 5th is my Birthday, and I received the best Birthday Present of my life tonight…..President Elect Barack Hussein Obama Jr.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE OTHER MUDPUPPIES!!!

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Democrat G, it’s passing as of now, but only about a fourteen percent return.

Come on, defeat Prop. 8, Californians!

4 11 2008
DeMo

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:37:04) said:

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, YES! It must be a dream. This is the first time I’ve voted for a winner.
______________________________

You and me both. I was almost afraid to cast my ballot.

President-Elect Obama gave a fantastic speech. And I cried throughout.

As a funny aside, I went into my kitchen afterwards to encounter a mess on the counter. Talking to myself, I said out loud, “Can we clean this up?” When I answered aloud, “Yes we can,” I laughed.

4 11 2008
Gina

Yes we can! And we did!

4 11 2008
Greg Goss

Congratulations to America from Canada. The world is watching, and we watched America choose brains and calm dignity over fear and hysteria.

And congratulations to AK. I am a politics addict with about thirty blogs on my favorites list. Mudflats was generally the second one I would open to see what’s happening. But now I’m going to scale back to about two or three of those. I’m not sure that I will be reading an Alaska blog again until they finally get that pipelike under construction

4 11 2008
Ennealogic

L A N D S L I D E

Just had to say it. It’s true. Once I sleep and wake again, we will see just how massive and awesome the results are.

My faith is restored, and my hope is rewarded. This is a very good day.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Jamie-

That’s the report from MSNBC:(

4 11 2008
Joan aka Timber Challange palin

The answer to the question “Where have all the Real Leaders gone?” is finally answered tonight!

Tomorrow is the first day of the rest of all our lives – let’s take a deep breath, straigthen our shoulders, and get ready!

YES WE CAN!!!

4 11 2008
Greg Goss

They just threw up the national map on MSNBC and I noticed that Alaska is still shown as gray on the “called” map. Could it be???

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, yeah, no doubt. I bet he’s crying in joy. I know I have been.

4 11 2008
White Agate

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (20:34:21) :

Too right. Too jazzed. Cannot believe it. G’night, gotta get up tomorrow.

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

AKM…I’m still crying.

President elect Obama has left the stage, but what can we do for you?

Where does Alaska stand in the senate, congress races?

4 11 2008
NMJ

What is waiting for?? When do they plan to start counting??

4 11 2008
Sean Menefee

Alaska can have Palin back, but we’re keeping Mudraker, Mudflats, and all my fellow Mudpuppies. You guys gave me hope when I thought our Country had gone mad.

Your hard work and dedication is to be commended. You have a life long friend in Northern California!

Congratulations to President Obama and Vice President Biden!

Congratulations to my fellow AMERICANS!

Best Wishes to all,

-SM

4 11 2008
judi hussein that one Obama

Happy Birthday to all of us Mudpuppies……

4 11 2008
iona

I was teaching tonight, conferencing tonight with students when my next appt. came in and said the magical transforming words:

McCain conceded.

Oh. My . God. dess.

it’s real. we did it. thank you AKM and know that I will continue to read this blog for your take and info. on what’s to come. We have real work ahead of us. but for now, breathe and take in this moment. thank you all Muddies
and bless us everyone.

xoxoxoxoxoxobama/biden.

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

@Martha Unalaska
he he he, then you probably know me… but I’ll never reveal my real persona… I like to slam Alaskan politicians too much. Ya know all them guys that have thier names on transportation structures about the state and are still alive…

Cuda Country soap opera hunk Todd Palin, “Now Sarah has to run the Irondog with me.”

4 11 2008
Mother Who Thinks

Haven’t read the comments, but I just gazed at the map of the world in the side bar. It’s glowing with evidence of connections, positive and real, spanning the globe. It’s radiating hope. Yes we can.

4 11 2008
Bear Woman

@ Martha and Mae

Now it is our turn to let Sarah know who runs this state!

4 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

My Dear Friends in Alaska,

You have my deepest sympathies on your recent loss. Loss, you ask? Why yes, the loss of your opportunity to ditch the bitch. Although we did not know her as you do, we nonetheless rejoice in her passing into history. Granted, her moment in the spotlight was brief and all too booring (but not boring).

Please know that all of us extend our deepest condolences on your loss and share our concerns for your well-being going forward. If there is anything we can do, however small, to help you through this difficult time, please reach out to us.

With deepest sympathies,

Our United States and its people

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

AKM—can the senate and congressional seats be flipped?

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Yes, Alaska, the bitch is yours…..sorry.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

My blue candle just sputtered out.

4 11 2008
Dianna

Did I miss the Ted Stevens update?

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Night, White Agate.

Mother Who Thinks, that’s beautiful.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Thanks again AKM and all the Mudpuppies for your devotion to the cause and to eachother. I truly appreciate your support, your information, your insight, your humor and your recipes🙂 It has been so great spending these many days with people of like mind and vision.

Let them laugh at my blue candles now!!!

email is on the way Jamie, must finish celebrating first.

Thanks again MudPups! We did it! I heart you all!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Taupe Armageddon Palin (20:54:40) :

My Dear Friends in Alaska,

You have my deepest sympathies on your recent loss. Loss, you ask? Why yes, the loss of your opportunity to ditch the bitch. Although we did not know her as you do, we nonetheless rejoice in her passing into history. Granted, her moment in the spotlight was brief and all too booring (but not boring).

Please know that all of us extend our deepest condolences on your loss and share our concerns for your well-being going forward. If there is anything we can do, however small, to help you through this difficult time, please reach out to us.

With deepest sympathies,

Our United States and its people
——————————————-
What a shame we won’t see this in the Anchorage Daily News.

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

I don’t think there are returns yet from AK.

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

I AGREE WITH THIS 100% – PALIN – YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WIPE YOUR ASS NOW WITHOUT US WATCHING HOW YOU PAID FOR THE TOILET PAPER!

Martha Unalaska Yard Sign Toon (20:01:34) :

Welcome home, Sarah Palin. Better us than the nation – we know you. We will watch every move. There will be a big push in part of the state to let bygones be bygones – I’ve already seen this written in an ADN editorial – but sorry, not in my little neighborhood. And you, Sarah Palin, will have to shape up a lot in order for you to even have a chance at your grandiose and stunningly narcissistic desire to run for President or even VP again. You will have to show yourself capable of making true bipartisan efforts to get the gas line going, and sorry dear – you won’t be moving the capitol this time, either. No more Todd setting up camp & going into budget meetings, no more per diem, no more being gone from the Legislature so often that they made up buttons to summon you back. No more $700 motel rooms. No more AG and Commissioner attack dogs, because we are watching you every second. Every second – get used to it.

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

My blue candle still glows…into the far reaches of Alaska…for awhile.

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

Tired in Florida too…………but HOT DAMN we turned blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..the beginning is in sight…………….looking forward as YES we can!!!!!

4 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

Aussie Blue — thanks! you read my mind! I did submit the above condolences to the ADN, however one word was slightly kinder. let me know someone, if it should run.

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein, it has done it’s duty.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

The polls just closed in AK.

4 11 2008
Susan

A grand result and fantastic night — thank you one and all for this dream come true.

4 11 2008
Dianna

plwalsh (21:01:45) :
The polls just closed in AK.

Ah. We wait for the news,

4 11 2008
protus

Yes I Cried.

We are blessed to have the greatest man as president of this country at this time.

Thank you all for al lyour efforts!!!

We shall continue over come and we shall continue the fight!!!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
ira2

My sister and brother-in-something called me so I could listed to President-Elect Obama’s speech with them… we listened together and cried together… what an incredible time this is. I can’t stop crying. It’s really quite overwhelming. Hope, joy, love – this is like Christmas! Oh man, the wonder of it all.

I gotta go simmer down a little.

4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

My blue candle still flames for Alaska as well….

In the meantime… sing it with me:

We HAVE overcome…. We HAVE overcome …. We HAVE overcome TODAY.
Deep in my heart, I do believe, we HAVE overcome TODAY!!!!

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

Thanks lower 48 for giving us Cuda back.
I want her to run wild up here.
The Cuda will make for some great script in The Cuda Country Alaskan soap opera.

The first scene will involve The Cuda hunting down the former Congressional House Rep. Don Young. Who refuses to accept his landslide loss against Berkowitz and is hiding out in the sticks.

4 11 2008
Anthony Look

Alaska, now that Sarah is back in her home; do America a favor. Keep her there.
Thanks, best wishes. America loves Alaska (Sarah, well not so much).

4 11 2008
Susan in PA

I am so proud of us as a people. I have never been so proud to vote for someone in my entire life. What a miraculous moment.

4 11 2008
ByeByePalin

And America has spoken! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!

But the real beauty of the moment is the tremendous outpouring for Barack Obama himself. What a wonderful, wonderful night!

4 11 2008
Grandiose Rust Palin

I get first dibs on her second-rateness’ wardrobe. I plan to sell it on Ebay.

It was such a momentous feeling when I realized I wouldn’t have to listen to that annoying twit’s voice anymore. No more ‘joe the whatever’, no more ‘my friends’, no more ‘you betchas!’. It’s fabulous!

Yay! the Old Fart and the Tart, sunk! Yay!!! Feeling ‘blue’! Sorry Alaskans, she’s ALLL YOURS!!!!!

4 11 2008
braveny

What a wonderful night! I can finally breathe again. What a historic speech. just wow. What a rollercoster ride this has been… but it’s not over yet..
still awake and watching from california.

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

Jamie, Floridian in France (20:28:09)

THANK YOU for always being so wonderful and for shining that beautiful heart here in your home of the USA while enjoying the greatness of France! spinningaround989 at hotmail dot com

Everyone who let me know about Prop 8 – THANKS! I will be VERY upset if people voted YES!

It is 1 am and I must get some sleep! BUT, we’ll see. GREAT – my cable just went out – no TV for me now….thankfully the election is sealed!!!

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

crap. Its duty.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

National holiday declared in Kenya for tomorrow.

4 11 2008
Sparky

Wow, Alaska still too close to call. Even if it goes to McCain, this is really something, don’t you think, AKM?

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

I went over to cnn website. They have a pretty good site for info on presidential, senate, house and propositions. Updated all the time.

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/results/president/

4 11 2008
mijk

Congratulations You Could do it and You did and according to my television (Just woken up her) Alaska is BLUE!!!!Could that be true…

4 11 2008
Aurora

shilo442 (20:31:11) :
Sorry to say that Bachman is up 47% to Tinklenberg at 43% with 243 of 318 precincts reporting. Does not look good.

Al Franken is also down 41% to Coleman’s 43% according to CBS.

election.cbsnews.com/election2008/state.shtml?state=MN

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

It use to make me so bad when they would declare a winner before the polls had even closed in ID, but tonight, knowing that ID would stay red no matter, that me and my hubby, my two daughters, my grand daughter, and my son all voted for Obama, make me feel so good that I simple went into over joy when they announce our new President Elect Obama, three minutes after the polls closed here.

4 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (21:08:58) :
crap. Its duty.

Hi and what is duty?

4 11 2008
OptimistInColorado

Oh dear, don’t go poking around on the Faux News site….my goodness, those people are hostile. Thanks, mudpuppies, for all the comraderie and humor over these past weeks. Congratulations to all of us and let’s continue to support our new president. He has a rough time ahead despite the landslide. G’nite!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Alaska –

36% precincts reporting
61.76% for McP
35.64% for Obama

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08general/data/results.htm

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

What time do polls close in AK? 8 or 9?

4 11 2008
Lulu

HEY! Are you fired up? Are you ready to go?
YES WE DID.🙂

Finally, finally, finally.

AKM, thanks for playing such a major role in this election. I am convinced that the “truth about Palin” was also a major factor, and you were such a huge part of that. And to my fellow Mudflatters, thanks so much for all you did.

ONWARD TO A BRIGHTER TOMORROW!
(My final snark: anyone else think that the First Dude looked mighty pissed off up there on the dias in Phoenix? He sure wasn’t smiling.)

4 11 2008
Mrs.Polly aka R. Trinket Palin

Thank you, AK Muckraker, whoever you are. Thank you, Mudpuppies of Mudflats. President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama.

4 11 2008
jwa - Cheney Hussein Palin

First, let me add my thanks to AKM for creating this wonderful community of hope and information.

I am overcome.

As President Elect Obama🙂 says: Yes. We. Can.

and now we Must!

4 11 2008
Deb

although I warned my co-workers, that most likely I would come into work tomorrow tired (and, yes, maybe a bit hungover) I will go to bed…maybe listen to a bit more “news” before I drift off…..but my heart is full! thank you fellow mudpuppies….for being here….and for all you have given to me in the past couple of months! my heart is truly full!

4 11 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

Only in Alaska….
I can’t believe I’m having to write this. First returns on the Alaska Senate race just came in w/ about 37% of precincts reporting. Ted Stevens is winning over Mark Begich. WTF??!! What kind of heinous crime would he have to COMMIT to not get reelected by these idiots up here?!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Holy S**t!

45.19% for Begich so far
49.32% for Stevens

Alaska, are you crazy??!

4 11 2008
leap2three

“The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly.” As spoken by John McCain tonight.

It was a beautiful night! I was so moved by Obama’s acceptance speech! This IS our time!

Palin should return to the people who love her and focus her energy there. Neither her brand of governing nor her philosophical bent belong anywhere near the White House. Godspeed to Governor Palin and her family in their home state of Alaska and I hope to visit to see the polar bears before they perish.

4 11 2008
Regi

You know what, let them have Stevens, we have Obama :*)

4 11 2008
Sydney

Hi all. Just back from an election party. Talk about overwhelming. Wow. I came to this blog first thing to see how it was going in Alaska and to say: YES WE DID!!

Wow.

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Did Stevens get booted?

4 11 2008
Mike

Congratulations Alaska !!!
Sarah is Coming Home !!!
She & Todd will be back ! Do you have room for Joe the Plumber?
Soulmate No More……

4 11 2008
Deb

ok…before I go to bed…I just HAVE to say….they aren’t crazy….they’re just “mavricky”
sorry for that, also, you betcha!

nite all…and my deep gratitude to AKM for providing this forum !!!

4 11 2008
Regi

and thank you Mudflats, I don’t know what the future holds for you but it’s bright. I wish you could come out now and let the sun shine full on your part in this history. Or at least I hope those that have benefited the most from this blog know who you are.

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

Sorry, I’m tired, elated, almost dozing and ready for bed. Did he get booted?

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

haha FauxNews might have some regulatory issues in the future ……. no wonder they’re angry.😀

4 11 2008
jennsch

Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!
Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!
Yay! Yay! Obama!

http://thehaikudiaries.wordpress.com/2008/11/05/election-night/

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

Cuda Country an Alaskan Soap Opera
scene two
After Cuda sucessfully captures former Congressional Rep. Don Young and turns him over to U.S. Marshals for tax fraud, she gets to assign a community service detail to the convicted and former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.

Cuda declares that Stevens ‘detail’ is to formulate a new Commission to oversee ethics complaints with the Alaska State Trooper mafia. A mafia that was exposed when famed Trooper Whooten went crazy and started talkin…

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

…going for more wine until returns begin…..

4 11 2008
SMR

@NMJ — I’m not! We did our part in this household! Less than half the precincts reporting. Cross your fingers & toes for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Trout Igloo Palin in CA

YES WE DID!

I’m still screaming and jumping up an down. I’m so very very happy. Sorry, Alaska, you’re stuck with Sarah Barracuda. Give her hell for us, k?

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout) (21:18:28) :

Cassie, read NMJ (21:15:47) :

4 11 2008
Augie

Let us now begin our new history.
AKM, you have gone above and beyond in keeping this litter of mudpuppies fed, but we aren’t weaned yet. We’re all looking forward to seeing Sarah served up.
I want to thank the entire community here. Never could’ve made it without ya’ll.

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dianna, I was telling Aussie Blue Sky Hussein that her candle has done its duty so it can blow out.

Man, I am spent.

4 11 2008
Cin O

It`s finally over, no more rallys, no more negative ads, no more Sarah Palin, impersonations, and we have a new president, one that can talk to people, not shout, one who has compassion for everyone regardless of age, race, creed, faith, and everything else. We elected him and we can be proud! And now Alaska can have her governor back……………….. Aren`t you all lucky? :>)

4 11 2008
Democrat G (formerly G)

STEVENS F*ING WON!?!?!? WHAT! ALASKA, DON’T MAKE ME COME UP THERE AND KICK YOUR ARSE!! PALIN MUST DISAPPEAR (GO TO JAIL) AND STEVENS IS GONE ONCE SENATE VOTES HIM OUT!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Gov Bill Richardson on MSNBC..he shaved off that goatee! Sec of State…talking about Pres of Spain who called him tonight etc.

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

I’ve been running hither and yon all evening, at a school dinner, talking on the phone, delivering a ham.

I got to see both McCain and Obama’s speech. I just seem to be speechless. I feel as though a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders though.

I’m just so happy, and so proud, that so many Americans had a part in this historic campaign.

Thanks to all of you who have been out there working tirelessly for this victory. Get a little rest!

I am thanking God tonight, and praying with all my heart that these McCain people will FINALLY listen to what Barack Obama is saying, and come along with us.

Yes we can!

4 11 2008
Laura in Phoenix

We did it! YOU did it!!! Much love sent to you in AK!!

4 11 2008
Erin

Ivan Moore, the Alaska pollster, says he’s “shocked” that Stevens and Young are ahead. I’m not surprised, just disappointed.

4 11 2008
Yipee

What an amazing night!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is so humbling and awe-inspiring to witness and be a part of this historic moment.

President BARACK OBAMA. Sounds perfect!!

4 11 2008
NMJ

SMR (21:19:52) : @NMJ — I’m not! We did our part in this household! Less than half the precincts reporting. Cross your fingers & toes for us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know, I know…I just can’t believe all your hard work would go down the drain. When do the rest of your polls close?

4 11 2008
Lacy Lady

I am still waiting for Alaska to report. It is half past midnight here in Iowa.
Just wonder if the Palins plan to got back to Alaska, or find someplace in the lower 48 to hide. They both looked a little weary tonight.

4 11 2008
Dianna

asianHusseingrrl”that one”MN (21:22:06) :
Dianna, I was telling Aussie Blue Sky Hussein that her candle has done its duty so it can blow out.

Man, I am spent.

I’ll bet. Just waiting to hear how things go in Alaska. Concerned.
MS didn’t do too well, at all.
This place needs help badly.

4 11 2008
NMJ

Democrat G (formerly G) (21:22:47) : STEVENS F*ING WON!?!?!? WHAT! ALASKA, DON’T MAKE ME COME UP THERE AND KICK YOUR ARSE!! PALIN MUST DISAPPEAR (GO TO JAIL) AND STEVENS IS GONE ONCE SENATE VOTES HIM OUT!!!

No, No, No, Democrat! Calm down! Only around 38% of Alaska’s vote is in so far. Think blue!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Alaska’s election results are here:

http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08general/data/results.htm

Keep refreshing…

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

MSM seems to have forgotten you with SWWNBN’s defeat…but I’m still here.

4 11 2008
Cassie Jeep Pike Palin (Wish I were Trout)

This totally sucks, Alaska. What can I do?

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Jamie, Floridian in France (19:02:21) :
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, the Wicked Witch, the Wicked Old Witch, Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!!!

Laughing in Alaska.

Good night, Muddies. Much work left to do in our future. Sweet dreams.

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

Okay, back to Palin now. My young Republican co-worker told me today that he really wants Sarah Palin to be President some day. I told him that this is such a horrible idea on so many levels, but he just doesn’t see it. I told him I’d make a list! And I know that he’s not alone, even though she surely sealed the McCain loss, she still has a ton of supporters.

Anyway, AKM, I know you’re not going to give up, but I just want to remind us all that we can’t let her keep heading in that direction. I don’t want her to just fade away for awhile so people forget that there were ever any questions of her ability and integrity, and then come back as some sort of hero. We have children and grandchildren to think of – don’t let Sarah Palin govern them.

So, besides being a heck of a lot of fun, Mudflats is actually vitally important to national security!

Apparently, I’m getting a little punchy, even though I’ve just had coke to drink. My hubby went off to bed after the President-Elect’s speech, and I told him that I’d bring the laptop and come too.

4 11 2008
syt

Just got home from a fabulous election night party, and I couldn’t go to bed before thanking everyone–especially AKM–for the the sanity, kind words, and information during this rough election period. As an African American, I am still overwhelmed. I never thought I would see the day when our country would come together to do something so remarkable, and to mandate our country heal. However, I always had hope.

Yes we can!

4 11 2008
NMJ

New post alert!

4 11 2008
Jane Doe

What an Amazing Historical Night.

4 11 2008
asianHusseingrrl"that one"MN

Dianna, I’m waiting for AK results, too.

Cassie, things are fine on the forum now.

I can’t speak of AK’s affinity for Teddy because it looks like Michelle Wingnut Bachmann will be re-elected as well.

4 11 2008
Wow! We really did!

Thanks to Mudflats for all your hard work to make this happen.

It has been so energizing to meet such a fabulous and diverse group of wonderful, fun, thinking people this election season. I look forward to continuing to work with you to make this a better place.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Obama and Mr. and Mrs. Biden. You will represent us well.

I’m not thrilled to have Sarah back, but in this case, I’ll happily take one for the team.

4 11 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Michelle Bachmann has won–rats!

4 11 2008
syt

They just called Alaska for McCain and Michelle Bachman won her race in Minnesota.

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post alert

4 11 2008
dowl

South Side Chicago

I’ve been around Mudflats since poor Johnny selected the wretched Sarah. Sorry I did not make it to Mudflats II last Sunday–I am proud that now Republicans know what a ‘community organizer’ really means.

Thank you AKM and all for hanging in, doing the right thing, and championing Obama/Biden.

We’ve won and our work has just begun!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Forty Watt Hussein (21:39:56) :

Michelle Bachmann has won–rats
+++++++++++++++

a-FREAKING-mazing

4 11 2008
freethinker

I have been visiting this site daily during the campaign and just wanted to say thank you. No moose here in Arkansas, but plenty of Obama supporters. We didn’t go blue in the presidential, but all two senators, our Governor and every rep, except one, are Democrats. I will be following what happens in Alaska as the evening and months go on. I’m pretty sure your guv will come back to a very different state-thanks to all you Mudflatters!
Keep the pressure on.

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new tread

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

CNN exit polls have Begich winning with all age groups under 65 and with women.

Only 37% of precincts reporting and 49 for Stevens vs 46 for Begich.

4 11 2008
Bernice

Just got to get in on all of this. I have spent most of night dancing, shouting and praising God for this joyful time, a time I never thought I would ever live to see.

Thank You God!

President BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!!!!!

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!

I AM SO VERY PROUD OF OBAMA & AMERICA!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Dr. Patois

If you haven’t visited Palin as President, you should.

http://www.palinaspresident.us/

4 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin

Northern Exposure (21:35:13) :

Jamie, Floridian in France (19:02:21) :
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, the Wicked Witch, the Wicked Old Witch, Ding Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!!!

Laughing in Alaska.

Good night, Muddies. Much work left to do in our future. Sweet dreams.
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5 11 2008
raccoon coyote

Thanks for everything, Mudflats-keep up the good work, I’ll be reading!

5 11 2008
Charlotte

Yes yes and more yeses. A CHANGE FOR GOOD!




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