Has a Landslide Started? Open Thread

4 11 2008

NJ, PA, DE, DC, IL, CT, ME, MD, MA, NH, VT, NH  all for Obama.

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4 11 2008
empish

?

4 11 2008
Syndee

Gosh – this is not the time to be on a low-carb diet! 🙂

4 11 2008
Bren D'a Moore

Let’s hope …..getting chamapgne ready

4 11 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

Where is this info coming from, please?

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

Oh mercy

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

meeee
i am going to tell the other

4 11 2008
Forty Watt Hussein

@ Syndee (16:27:11) :

Gosh – this is not the time to be on a low-carb diet

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I’ve just totally blown mine. I mean this is a historic election after all!

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

wheee!!!!!

4 11 2008
banjobailey

CNN is indicating that Indiana and Virginia and Penn. cannot yet be called because the BLUE areas have not yet reported. Same with N.C. Oh, My, God, this is nerve wracking!!!

4 11 2008
shell from Ohio

Yes, Indeed!! I smell a landslide……..

I keep running from the computer room to the living room….I need a laptop.

4 11 2008
Trini

Leftover halloween candy: I’ve got taffy. It’s blue. My tongue is blue. It must be an omen!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Yahoo! CNN has Hagen ahead of Dole (of course it’s early, but who cares) in NC!!

Time for nachos and Fat Tire…

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

More chocolate.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Woman in active labor voting in Santa Monica, California!!!

4 11 2008
BigPete

Not much of anything happening yet…..except for that cow Dole losing, also

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Har Har, Bradley effect, Har har, har har ha!!!!!!

4 11 2008
sebastiana

Been reading this site for a few months, and thought I’d drop in to say hi from NJ, an Obama state! What is unnerving to me is that the popular vote is so close, which makes me worry about how the electoral vote will go. And MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow has pointed out that so far (8:34 Eastern time) no previous Bush state has turned blue. I’m still optimistic, but …

4 11 2008
cmac

I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide brought me down

Go Obama. America’s proudest moment is at hand.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

What’s corn candy?

4 11 2008
Miemaw from Texas

“YES WE DID!”

4 11 2008
Dee

I am actually unable to watch this…too nerve wracking. But if PA has gone ultra blue, I am THRILLED!!! I may start watching in an hour or so. And NO MORE COFFEE!! Blech!

4 11 2008
Dianna

An orange corn shaped candy made of wax and sugar. May have other things, not sure.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Popcorn?

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Corn candy or candy corn is like fondant candy in the shape of a corn kernal, with yellow, orange and white stripes.

4 11 2008
ocliberal

Florida is looking good so far… Barack is 6% up with 33% reporting.

4 11 2008
Dianna

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (16:36:16) :
What’s corn candy?

I meant cone shaped.

4 11 2008
ocliberal

cmac: Love Stevie!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

VA’s Warner is blowing out the Repug, and CNN called that race- good omen; and McConnell is barely leading in KY.

Obama ahead 55-48 in Florida- go Mickey Mouse!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Dianna (16:38:53) :
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (16:36:16) :
What’s corn candy?

With a yellow tip.

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Fox just called pennsylvania for Obama

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

This may be the end of the saying from Will Rogers years ago that “I’m not a member of an organized political party–I’m a Democrat.”

4 11 2008
DeMo

cmac (16:36:06) said:

I took my love and I took it down
I climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide brought me down

Go Obama. America’s proudest moment is at hand.
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I *just* looked up the same lyrics. Great Mudflats minds think alike. And it’s amazing that I can think with the way my mind is reeling.

Geez, would CNN please call PA already? Cautiously optimistic in FL.

Finally, just as I was typing, CNN called PA for O. YESSSSSSS!

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

cnn just called pennsylvania for Obama

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN projects PA for Obama!!!

Yipeee!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO
CNN Called PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Anyone have an update on TX?

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

CNN decares Pennsylvainia for Obama

4 11 2008
cmac

Bumpersticker I saw on the way home:

“republicans for Voldemort”

4 11 2008
BigPete

Just polished off the last Almond Joy…..that coconut lingers in the mouth way too long……..keeping the Kit-Kats for later…….the Twix’s?…..a distant memory.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Corn candy is fairly nasty, also, too–tastes good the first few bites then you get grossed out after a while…

4 11 2008
Dianna

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (16:36:16) :
What’s corn candy?

I am sorry about the poor explanation about candy corn. Someone explained it much better, but it very sweet.

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

Dianna,
50 McC
49 O
We might just get it ?! Wishful thinking….

4 11 2008
HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin
4 11 2008
nswfm CA

I saw a bumper sticker in the Channel Islands Harbor area on a car with Alaska plates that had red lipstick kiss + I am a Democrat and an Obama/Biden sticker. A woman with blond hair driving, right next to the Construction Batalion Navy Base in Ventura County. I hope she was voting absentee….

4 11 2008
Road Runner

Landslide on its way.
Whooppeee

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

You can now also get candy corn with chocolate tips, and other flavors. My hubby loves it, but it’s to much sugar for me.

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

BBC is showing footage from Grant Park. I swear one of the people in the crowd just waved a sea otter over his head.

Has it come to this, so soon? Is the stress leading me to hallucinate the presence of adorable marine creatures in Chicago?

4 11 2008
mwlfqotnThat0ne40

Just an FYI……there are dozens of mudpuppies over at the chat/forum…
Hard to keep up with all the comments, but it appears to be a fine party!!
Go, Big Blue….

4 11 2008
Road Runner

nswfm CA, My sister’s roommate lives in CA, but votes absentee in AK.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

They called NH just two hours after I left the county Democratic office. The Dem office was hopping with people still on the phones— two big screen tvs and one guy in the Republican office across the street. It’s been like that all week.

4 11 2008
Dianna

Scotsgirl (16:43:02) :
Dianna,
50 McC
49 O
We might just get it ?! Wishful thinking….

TX?
Fingers crossed( and toes). I live in MS and gave up on this place. We hardly count anyway, but TX is what? 32 EVs??

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Maybe the only good thing we can say about the Bush Administration is that he galvanized the electorate to give him a resounding push out the door of history with a big fat raspberry.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Whatever you dream you can, begin it. For boldness has genius and magic in it.

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Road Runner (16:46:00) :

nswfm CA, My sister’s roommate lives in CA, but votes absentee in AK.

Does she drive a Rav 4?

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Ohio polls just closed. They now start counting.

4 11 2008
DeMo

HamletsMill aka Rot Pipeline Palin (16:43:37) said:

Amazing Voting Images (PHOTOS)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/04/amazing-voting-images-pho_n_141136.html
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I’m mush. Willie Mae Goodman-Stacker got me. Stick a fork in me. I’m done.

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

If I had known about the lipstick I’m a Democrat bumper sticker, I would have had one on my car!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_corn

Great picture of the Halloween treat!

GoBama!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (16:36:16) :

What’s corn candy?
___________________________you have never had candy corn……it is a little halloween candy …..made i think of just plan suger……or powered suger…..shaped like a kernel of corn….and the color is at the top white…middle yellow bottm tip orange…..halloween colors…..my daughter and g- daughter’s fav……..

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Alaska polls open three more long hours. Getting out the bar vote. Usually good for Repugs.

4 11 2008
Mae is baracuda country...

gawd, my head is spliting… I just want to know if Alaskans decided to vote for a felon !

4 11 2008
copybook realist

just joining the converstaion…after watching poor delusional Wallace on NBC.

I am so nervous. I have already had two glasses of wine!….and it is only 5:45. I am on the O’douls now. Shoot I have to work tomorrow!

Gobama!

4 11 2008
Dianna

nswfm CA (16:46:39) :
Maybe the only good thing we can say about the Bush Administration is that he galvanized the electorate to give him a resounding push out the door of history with a big fat raspberry.

I can’t wait for historians to document his legacy.

4 11 2008
star the wonder pup

My state, FL, not called yet but trending strongly Obama.

4 11 2008
Badgers

“Has it come to this, so soon? Is the stress leading me to hallucinate the presence of adorable marine creatures in Chicago?”

This will probberly be the quote of the night…lol….

and the drinking hasn’t really started yet!!!…

4 11 2008
Dianna

star the wonder pup (16:51:44) :
My state, FL, not called yet but trending strongly Obama.

YAY, FL

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Coffee Grounds Joe said on MSNBC that it’s over in FL, Obama has won- mainly due to his superior campaign organization. Gulp coffee and scald your tongue, Morning Joe:)

4 11 2008
NMJ

Candy Corn

http://www.acclaimimages.com/_gallery/_pages/0013-0506-1416-2122.html

It actually hasn’t much flavor – just sweet and a little grainy, like sugar. About the only time you see it is Halloween. It’s almost a joke, ’cause it’s pretty bad. You eat it when you just want a pure sugar rush.

4 11 2008
Eric L

Rock and roll. 2008 – Alaska? You guys are going to spearhead that. Keep up the good work.

4 11 2008
blutxan

Dianna,

EV= Electoral Votes
Texas is 34

4 11 2008
Dianna

Mae is baracuda country… (16:50:03) :
gawd, my head is spliting… I just want to know if Alaskans decided to vote for a felon !

Heard anything, yet?

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

@lock pepper in honolulu (16:48:41) :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_corn

Great picture of the Halloween treat!

GoBama!
Dianna and others….

Good descriptions, can almost taste it. Could do with some of that.

4 11 2008
BigPete

star the wonder pup (16:51:44) :

My state, FL, not called yet but trending strongly Obama.
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If we snag FLA…I think we’ve won

4 11 2008
Cali Kid

Oh my oh my…. I’m on my 3rd drink

4 11 2008
Deb

well sheesh…you all moved over here and left me on the old thread talking to myself!!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

they are calling AZ for McCnut ,, bummer ,,,I tried hard to make it blue ..

4 11 2008
Pat in Branson MO

I’m also on my second glass of wine! And I also have to work tomorrow. May go try something sweet and fattening! Hey, Missouri just elected a democratic GOVERNOR…wish I could say the same for Pres.

4 11 2008
NMJ

I worry about info on a landslide. It could make people in the west and midwest think, why vote, since it’s already decided. And THAT could make us lose. Obama has warned against this, over and over.

4 11 2008
Deb

ok taking a break here during MSNBC commercial

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

Sosad, where are they calling AZ? CNN has no results on line for them, I thought they were still voting? Have faith!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

Here’s to a hungover mudpuppy blog tomorrow from WORK!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

I’m proud of my state–They just called it for Kay Hagan against Liddy Dole, who sank to new lows in her campaign ads this season. May NC go to Obama!

4 11 2008
Catherine

I’m so nervous I think I’m going to throw up. Thank goodness for leftover Halloween chocolate! 🙂

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Exit polls in Indiana show a substantial lead for Obama.

Not sure that Obama voters will get the “why vote” bug. They were just showing long voting lines in Massachusetts where no one expected McCain to win. In fact, they called MA for Obama just a few minutes later.

4 11 2008
BigPete

@Deb

Sorry….that ‘new tread’ WAS misleading.

4 11 2008
Dianna

blutxan (16:53:41) :
Dianna,

EV= Electoral Votes
Texas is 34

Thank you. I refuse to open another window to check anything because it locks up my computer.

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

Alaska has 3 more hours before the polling places close…. arrrggggg…
Felons suck.

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (16:57:50) :

I’m proud of my state–They just called it for Kay Hagan against Liddy Dole, who sank to new lows in her campaign ads this season. May NC go to Obama!

Loved that news ,, she hung herself with that add …

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Jeanne Shaheen also won in NH which means only one Repub senator is left.

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

My tall, handsome plumber is coming tomorrow, and his name is not ‘Joe.’ A good sign, I think…and hot water for me, after 9 days. He may get more than he’s expecting!!!! but then again, I’m sixty, and he’s a least younger and may be carrying heavy objects…

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Deb I talk to myself all the time even when sober. Just tell people you are talking to the cat. Even if you don’t have one.

Imagine John McCain watching these numbers.

Do you think he made Sarah and Todd sit in another room?

Who could sit in the same room with her for hours waiting while she keeps telling you they will win.

Imagine her waking up tomorrow and golly what an honor to go back and serve the good people of Alaska. Doesn’t bother her. Botherherbotherherbotherherbotherher.

4 11 2008
Actongue

Ack the fans of Palin on a Palin facebook app are wanting nuts they think she will run for president in 2012

4 11 2008
copybook realist

cali kid,

I am biden my time on o’douls……it is a little difficult to drink but …..well, I have to get behind the wheel at 8 to pick up my son and so I have to stay sober.

This is so much more difficult on the west coast!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

If exit polls in Indiana show a lead for Obama, why is cable news calling it for McCain? I don’t understand this stuff.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Colorado just closed- come on, Mile High State- go blue!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Polls just closed in another 15 states.

4 11 2008
shilo442

obama wins ny and michigan

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

Badgers (16:52:04) :

What? You KNOW if sea otters could vote, they’d vote Obama🙂

4 11 2008
plwalsh

MN and MI and WI and RI called for Obama.

4 11 2008
Dianna

Deb (16:55:58) :
well sheesh…you all moved over here and left me on the old thread talking to myself!!

Oh, crap. Glad you found us. Were you posting to yourself or are others still there?

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

that was a question for plwalsh

4 11 2008
RLS

All you ever want to know about corn candy.

[http://recipes.howstuffworks.com/candy-corn.htm]

4 11 2008
Deb

yay….back to hear MSNBC say AZ is too close to call!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

DEB
I went and left about 5 post… i really tried …until I got that msg that said “you have all ready said that”…it’s hard to get ahead ot the last post

4 11 2008
plwalsh

AZ too close to call.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Gobama AZ!

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Wolves for Obama!!

4 11 2008
DeMo

EV so far: Obama 174. We’re nearly there!!!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Deb (17:02:18) :

yay….back to hear MSNBC say AZ is too close to call!

WHAT????? I thought we were gone red ,,,,,

4 11 2008
Deb

lol there may be a couple of others over there, Dianna…but I talked to myself for so long…I’m not sure!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Can someone list which states we have locked up so far?

4 11 2008
Grandma Nancy MN

If you mix candy corn with peanuts, it is quite wonderful — a salty sweet treat. Things are looking pretty good!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

I’m flipping between MSNBC and CNN for my information. I wish Tim Russert were still with us. I miss him. These two places say that NC and VA still too close to call. Scary!

4 11 2008
AKErin

Moose’s Tooth growler of beer and some chili, at the ready. Chocolate saved for later, with the gin and tonic…
You all are great! We here in AK are just about ready to faint; nothing happens with our polls for some time, yet.

4 11 2008
InJuneau

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

GO BLUE!

4 11 2008
DeMo

Oops 174 to McCain’s 49. Forgot about the old bugger.

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Projecting sucks.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Who’s as excited/jittery as me?

I feel like I do when I have had way too much caffeine. I cooked all day–baked ham, potato salad, fresh bread, grits casserole, pumpkin pie, and sweet tea. Ya’ll come on over and have some.

Then we will pop the cork on the Korbel champagne chillin’ in the frig.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

wow…grant park!

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Injuneau
Left you a message two threads ago…Hope and Love, dear friend.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN has good analysis so far; projections-

Tom Udall (NM) projected to win- go Udall brothers! And Shaheen in NH over Sununu, more Dem Senators:)

4 11 2008
Windy City, AKA Alien Ears not Palin

@Orphan Annie–

I was in NW Indiana polling station also and there were tiny tensions from time to time but mostly as you described, an amazing spirit of cooperation and humor. In fact, I was ‘stationed’ near two women who were, it seemed for McCain, but that did not stop us from laughing together.

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

I hear ya, Crust Scramble!

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Sununu defeated – shoot, that’s gonna put a crimp in his presidential plans, isn’t it?😀

4 11 2008
Dianna

Deb (17:03:31) :
lol there may be a couple of others over there, Dianna…but I talked to myself for so long…I’m not sure!

Going back for them… be back. lol

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

CNN is projecting 55 Dem senators at this point in the night…just the total so far. Not a final expected count by any means.

Boy, I love to see the REpub analysts eating crow.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Sarah Palin, John McCain – can you say President Obama?!!

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

I’m going to go watch the soaps I recorded today and come back in a few hours. I don’t think anybody really knows ‘jack’ yet. How can they call anything with 5% or less in?

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Good news about Tom Udall in NM. Hope that trend holds.

4 11 2008
BigPete

On MSNBC…….possible to reach 60 Dem Senators

That would be the end of ‘Joe the neo-con warmonger’ (Lieberman)

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Michele-

I’m with you; Tim Russet’s expertise and enthusiasm are missed big time.

4 11 2008
Deb

CO—yay for Udall…that’s part of the reason I am very hopeful for Obama…..CO has been turning from red to blue over the past 24 months!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

I’m so disappointed in Virginia, it is looking iffy!

4 11 2008
Deb

CO—yay for Udall…that’s part of the reason I am very hopeful for Obama…..CO has been turning from red to blue over the past 24 months! oops….wrong Udall..but I think our Udall will win also

4 11 2008
Deb

Kat…breathe….VA is tightening!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (17:00:09) :

If exit polls in Indiana show a lead for Obama, why is cable news calling it for McCain? I don’t understand this stuff.
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remember they said not to may to much attention to exit pool…..because of early voting……..i will never forget 2004

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Grandma Nancy MN (17:03:53) :

If you mix candy corn with peanuts, it is quite wonderful — a salty sweet treat. Things are looking pretty good!
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Nancy, we love fresh hot popcorn tossed with semi-sweet morsels, or any kind of chocolate :-))) The sweet salty thing works for me.

4 11 2008
Crust Scramble - SouthGA

Damn, I hate to think this. Have the Repugs already started stealing the vote?

4 11 2008
Badgers

On pollster it says Fox News called new mexico for Obama…

http://www.pollster.com/

4 11 2008
Trini

Why aren’t they calling Florida? 52% O/48% Mc with 48% reported?

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Thanks, Steve, I’ll pour another glass of wine and say a prayer.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Thanks Deb

4 11 2008
SK in Dubai

Sun coming out in Dubai…. Slept 2 hours…And of ALL days in the year, I am in charge of the school run today…. I need some serious chewy brownies…

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Wish my eyes were better tonight, I’d like to do the chat, but it moves so fast, I get lost….bet everyone is having a great time….I do enjoy it here, as I can auto refresh and just pretend I’m in chat….love all you gals and guys…you keep me sane as I wait along with you…

Go Obama…Yes We Can

4 11 2008
Deb

Trini-2 points in FL is close to call

4 11 2008
Dianna

DEB,

Went back and left a post for the others to join us here. I think someone was there. lol

4 11 2008
NMJ

Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin (17:00:09) : If exit polls in Indiana show a lead for Obama, why is cable news calling it for McCain? I don’t understand this stuff.

LOL! You picks yur channels and you picks yur pundits. If you watch a liberal channel, they will interpret and project fairly accurately…leaning to the left. Ditto for conservative.

Of course, the final counts of real votes are what matter, but if the pundits you listen to are experienced, they’re usually very close.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Hoping they’re not stealing this election, but really not feeling landslidey. NO negative vibes though!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

FL has a lot of vote left to come in.

4 11 2008
Deb

GJ -keep up as best you can…just know we’re glad you’re here!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Crust Scramble, this is exactly what I was worried about–poll problems, Diebold machines, all the crap that was pulled in 2000 and 2004–and John McCain looking so damned confident. Well of course I thought of conspiracy. I hope that I’m just being absurd and obsessed.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Weird that Obama seems stronger in NC than VA. They are saying Obama is maybe up 14 points in NC.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

The Repubs WILL steal some votes. That is why the Voting Process needs to be the first thing on the docket. Help America Vote Act was really Help A-repub-win Votes Actually.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

All you guys out West, keep getting out the vote!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

FL not going well for Repubs.

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

Can’t get the blasted cork out of the champagne, so I’m drinking sparkling apple juice. Just as well, I have an important meeting at 10 am. I have been running into the street with my sparklers, as planned–when I made my little run at the news that Liddy Dole was defeated, somebody was driving down the street and honked…
SOUNDED like a friendly honk?
Hard to tell.
Who cares?
Wooooooooooooooohoooooooooooooo!
Yes we can!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (17:10:32) : Grandma Nancy MN (17:03:53) :

If you mix candy corn with peanuts, it is quite wonderful — a salty sweet treat. Things are looking pretty good!
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Nancy, we love fresh hot popcorn tossed with semi-sweet morsels, or any kind of chocolate :-))) The sweet salty thing works for me.

Oh, Gawd. None of this stuff is anything I need to get addicted to. And it would be so easy…

4 11 2008
UK Lady

That Megyn Kely bimbo on Faux is looking really pi**ed off!! tee hee!

4 11 2008
Pennsylvania Mom

Fox News is calling NM for Obama!

4 11 2008
Trini

SE FL not in yet. But, that’s a pretty blue area. Very curious.

4 11 2008
Dianna

GJ in Idaho (17:12:34) :
Wish my eyes were better tonight, I’d like to do the chat, but it moves so fast, I get lost….bet everyone is having a great time….I do enjoy it here, as I can auto refresh and just pretend I’m in chat….love all you gals and guys…you keep me sane as I wait along with you…

Go Obama…Yes We Can

Glad you are here, too. Live chat reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode with the candy on the conveyor belt.

4 11 2008
Pennsylvania Mom

Ohh, I wonder if we have champagne!!!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

GJ in Idaho (17:12:34) :

Wish my eyes were better tonight, I’d like to do the chat, but it moves so fast, I get lost….
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I like the pace here better, too. I’m usually multi tasking with kids etc…. and it is too much for my pea brain.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

I can live without Virginia (still disappointed though) as long as we get NC and FL. MSNBC is indicating that alot of the NoVa counts aren’t in yet.

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

I think I’m gonna get one of the bottles of sparkling apple juice open at work! Maybe that will clear up the ick taste I have in my mouth from being nervous all day today.

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

Can’t make it there tonight, Denise, but that meal sounds delicious! Save me some leftovers!

What state are you in?
(geographically speaking, I mean!)

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Can’t wait to see Hasslethingy and Ppfootensomething wailing!!

4 11 2008
DeMo

This may be childish, especially because EC decides it, but I need to know the popular vote. If we get a win, I want a true mandate. Looking forward to the final tally, though I’m getting ahead of myself.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Yes, the big dem counties in VA are not in yet. Vote is pretty close otherwise.

4 11 2008
DeMo

UK Lady (17:18:01) :

Can’t wait to see Hasslethingy and Ppfootensomething wailing!!
_______________________________________________________________

Possibly the only thing sweeter than candy corn.

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Karl Rove on Fox….it’s like a funeral over there!!! Yeehaw!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Karl Rove on fixed just called Ohio for Obama and dang near the win for Obama

4 11 2008
Khaki Salmon

Proud to be from Philadelphia (and a Chicago native)! Woo hoo! Go Obama!

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

First sea otters, now the BBC has John Bolton and his walrus moustache – no longer sure if I’m watching election coverage or Blue Planet over here…

4 11 2008
Syndee

Since my #2 post, just wanted to say thanks for all the references to the low-carb food! Off to cheat – and drink – a lot! Someone “talk me down”…things will be okay, right?!?!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

SC Strike Chipper Sista M Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper (17:15:45) :

Can’t get the blasted cork out of the champagne, so I’m drinking sparkling apple juice. Just as well, I have an important meeting at 10 am. I have been running into the street with my sparklers, as planned–when I made my little run at the news that Liddy Dole was defeated, somebody was driving down the street and honked…
+++++++++++++++++

You are sooo funny. Wish you had video to share. I’m a grinning and drinking some Champagne for you!

4 11 2008
NMJ

Dianna (17:16:30) : GJ in Idaho (17:12:34) :Wish my eyes were better tonight, I’d like to do the chat, but it moves so fast, I get lost….bet everyone is having a great time….I do enjoy it here, as I can auto refresh and just pretend I’m in chat….love all you gals and guys…you keep me sane as I wait along with you…

Go Obama…Yes We Can

Glad you are here, too. Live chat reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode with the candy on the conveyor belt.

Me too! I don’t enjoy chat because I have to make a choice: type OR read OR watch TV OR comment on the blog. On the blog I don’t have to choose – I can multi-task!

4 11 2008
InJuneau

@JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin (16:45:01) :

Has it come to this, so soon? Is the stress leading me to hallucinate the presence of adorable marine creatures in Chicago?

This is probably because the Shedd Aquarium has (had?) a couple of the Exxon Valdez sea otters in their oceanarium exhibit.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Rachel is bringing me down tonight, she has been VERT cautious for awhile now.

4 11 2008
Deb

a couple of the LARGER counties in VA are not in yet…so we can still send blue vibes that way!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@InJuneau (17:04:18) :

FYI, three college students
————————–
from the first rally that I saw…….I have said AK go blue……I think i heard back not this time but maybe next…..i had fath all the time …you guys have just worked ssooo hard…you should be so proud……I think i might think about facial sirgury after SWWNBN comes home

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

Wondering if I’ll get shunted off to the spam place if I keep posting this frequently, but wanted to warn all of the “hot” new bumper sticker the whining Repubs have already come up with: a HUGE “O” and in very tiny print beneath “shit”

Think WE should get one with a HUGE “O” and underneath it “happy day!”

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Andrew Sullivan says OH exit polls look really bad for McCain.

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

SK in Dubai
Keep on teaching! Love and hope to you from all your Mudfriends in Americal! All our best to you and your students, Love, us here. and always, dear heart.

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

UK Lady (17:18:01) :

Can’t wait to see Hasslethingy and Ppfootensomething wailing!!

Me too ,, I would like to stick a hot fire place poker in her ear hot end out and watch her burn her hands getting it out … (pooefhousersomething)

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin (17:19:52) :

Karl Rove on Fox….it’s like a funeral over there!!! Yeehaw!
+++++++++++++++++++

LOL LOL LOL

That is from 3 of us. Love watching them eat crow.

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

I teach at an HBCU, and one of my students said to me yesterday, “I don’t want to burst your bubble, but America isn’t ready for a black president.” I was so incredibly saddened by this young black man who had decided already that we as a country weren’t ready to elect Barack Obama. I have worked for Obama from day one, and we pushed hard to get our students to go to early voting. I want that young man to wake up tomorrow with Obama’s victory ringing out over the land. Every voter is making a statement of hope for the future of this country. We are ready! Go Obama!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

OHIO CALLED FOR OBAMA!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Deb

yay…MSNBC is saying OH is OURS!!!

4 11 2008
shilo442

Ohio for obama

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Ohio just went for Obama!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Dianna, I know what you mean….lol I loved that show…still watch it once in awhile when they do reruns or go to daughter in laws, she has the complete series on DVD.

Thanks, Deb…glad to be here with all the mudpuppies,

Now to go find some of that comfort food…mmm…popcorn and chocolate…yep

4 11 2008
Blue in MT

WhooHOO!
OHIO FOR OBAMA!!!

4 11 2008
BigPete

We got OHIO

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Ohio goes Obama, yay!!!! MSNBC just called it.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

That’s it for the election folks.

4 11 2008
nolipstick in PA

OHIO OHio OHIO

4 11 2008
dyricci

My best friend’s birthday today (can you believe it?)…She’s hoping for the best b-day present ever…OBAMA OBAMA OBAMA!

Meeting her and other friends in an hour for drinks at our fave bar to watch the results.

THis just in from MSNBC…OHIO FOR OBAMA!! Pour me a scotch rocks! WHoo-HOOO!!!!

4 11 2008
Badgers

MSNBC just called OHIO for Obama!!!!!!!!…..

4 11 2008
pvazwindy

ohio to obama

4 11 2008
Deb

damn…I did so well…up I sipped on ONE glass of one till now…..I can have anther now!!!

4 11 2008
gollygeez puck mule

OHIO just came thru. O has a small lead here in NC

4 11 2008
OrphanAnnie

@Windy City ~ My daughter is in Grant Park right now! Said that the crowd is HUGE!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

NMJ (17:15:49)
Yum, yum, yum!!!!!

OMG MSNBC just called OHIO for OBAMA!!!!

4 11 2008
ItsAboutTime

ohio goes blue!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
dyricci

And he’s leading in FL too!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

OK, it’s looking really good, going to make another drink. Virginia schmindia.

4 11 2008
Scotsgirl

MSNBC called 20EV OHIO!!!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Can’t wait to see how Hannity ends it all ,, car crash ,, noose ,, death by moose🙂

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ohio, yes we can….this is huge!

4 11 2008
Deb

ok…let’s see VA or FL flip now!!

4 11 2008
InJuneau

@MinNJ Moose Roadster (16:59:27) :

As I said to you in the last post:

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

(was that the thread where you left a message for me?)

4 11 2008
copybook realist

WHOOO__HOOOOO!

i deserve another glass of wine!

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

gollygeez puck mule: where in NC are you? I’m in Chapel Hill.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

McCain doomed.

4 11 2008
BigPete

Maddow really is a Debbie Downer…….let’s keep our eyes on her
If she smiles….we’ve won

4 11 2008
Deb

sosad lol@ death by moose

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Ohio just went to Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He flipped a red state to blue!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Creepy Morning Joe is practically conceding, it is REALLY looking good.

4 11 2008
Deb

yay for blue paint!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

NC looking good for Obama.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

CNN announcing a major announcement right after the commercial!!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Maddow predicted McCain win months ago.

4 11 2008
Deb

whew..commercial (potty) break

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Intrade Predictions has Obama at 98!!!! McCain at 1.5!!!!! And they do say follow the money!

4 11 2008
J.

Hm, considering Obama including the Pacific states (WA, OR, CA, HI) and IA is less than 15 electoral votes away from 270, he’ll only lose if he drops just about every single state left.
Landslide? Perhaps, but not quite.

4 11 2008
ocliberal

Ohio called for Obama! From a Buckeye native – it’s about freaking time!

Yeah! We are going to win this thing….

4 11 2008
Karen

Yaaay! Ohio sure makes me feel better! Come on Florida!

4 11 2008
Dianna

YES TO OHIO!!!!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Big Pete,

That’s funny..i will be atching for that smile🙂

4 11 2008
ocliberal

Florida is next!!!!! I can feel it….

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Big Pete: Rachel is smiling! They just don’t turn the camera on her as much. David Gregory is the camera hog tonight.

4 11 2008
A

thank you Ohio!

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

Obama still ahead in FL with 52% of precincts reporting…yes…FL going blue so far!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…………………………..

4 11 2008
sebastiana

OHIO called for OBAMA! YAY

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Fired up??????!!!!!

4 11 2008
ocliberal

We just have to get Virgina too….

4 11 2008
Badgers

we’ve won when we pass 270…

i’m not poping the Champagne just yet…

i hate to tempt fate

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

I just declared Obama the next president (first first) (ha ha )

4 11 2008
InJuneau

@mhrt oregon”steve” (17:21:14) :

At the big Anti-Sarah rally, I was careful to be documenting the rally with a camera, so as not to be seen to be participating. Other people were holding my signs! Spouse was documenting with the video camera.

@OrphanAnnie (17:24:00) :

Oh your LUCKY daughter! What a historic event to be able to be to attend.

And, we’re eating chicken pizza from Costco tonight, me with a large glass of wine and spouse with apple juice. I figure we’ll break out the bubbly versions later (after my class), maybe at the party.

Off to eat now. I’ll catch up with everyone later!

4 11 2008
the problem child

Checking in. Unavoidable delay.
Take me up to date, do it gently, and please forgive my tardiness? All I can see right now is blue OHIO!!!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ok, they better not call it before the polls close out here in the west, but they can for sure give a great big heads up…yes we can…

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

I’m still waiting on CNN–hate to be a fuddy duddy but am super cautious!
Ohio, Florida…looking good!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Well, the two states where McCain-Palin made a huge play both went to Obama.

4 11 2008
A Fan From Chicago

I’m watching so you don’t have to.

On Fox, Nicolle Wallace (not a bad Republican person) just said “We’re hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.”

Turn out the lights…the party’s over.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

NM is second red state to go blue.

4 11 2008
samihawaii hussein that one stevens

GJ in Idaho – I agree…I’m so glad to have found this blog and all the great Mudpuppies! It really helps – especially during the first dark days after Palin was nominated as VP for McSoLame.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

SC Strike Chipper Sista M Hussein ProAmerican Goodwill Shopper (17:18:00) :

Can’t make it there tonight, Denise, but that meal sounds delicious! Save me some leftovers!

What state are you in?
(geographically speaking, I mean!)
+++++++++++++++++++++++

Hey South Carolina (?) Sista!

I am originally from Mississippi (where the soul food menu comes from), but now live in North California. Not a swing state and I live in a blue county, unlike the southern parts of CA where some mudpups reside.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

NM called by msnbc!!!!

4 11 2008
Karen

New Mexico!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

FAUX News…only 70 more electorals needed for OBAMA!!!!

4 11 2008
From England aka Spoon Archer Hussein Palin

Swwnbn being described as a “once in a generation” politician, “political gold”. hee hee heee

I’m delirious now. JK Copper’s otters might have hit me on the head.

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

How can the turnout in Ohio be SO low????

4 11 2008
Deb

yay…back to see BLUE NM

4 11 2008
Trini

FLIP! NM for Obama!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

welcome problem child–we missed you. And where is Asian Hussein Grrrl?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Almost no way McCain can get to 270 now.

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

DeMo
Hassenthingy going whatever is very sweet…aha, ha, ha,, too early, but looking forward to it. Candy corn ain’t got nothin’ on that.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

200 EVs!!!!!! 70 to go!!!!

4 11 2008
Deb

and in honor of all the REAL “joe the plumbers” in OH and PA…I propose a toast!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Have family in Ohio that canvassed fro Obama.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Bill Richardson..Sec of State
Caroline Kennedy..US Amb to UN

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

Maddow = the power of negative thinking!!!!

4 11 2008
mwlfqotnThat0ne40

spouse says if O gets FL he’s got it !
I say the big surprise is that it will be SUCH a landslide They won’t know what hit ’em.

On the edge of my chair.

Blue candles/lights, everyone!

4 11 2008
Dianna

For Obama

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@GJ and Dianna-

I also prefer it here because I am technically challenged- and I like to check out Faux News, MSNBC, Huffpo…here I can catch up.

Ok, whoever made the good fish meal, you guilted me into a spinach/romaine salad with the last Colorado pear, dried cranberries, chopped red pepper, and toasted almonds. Then it’s back to crunchy stuff and Fat Tire.

4 11 2008
DeMo

Another email alert from ABC News. It’s already been said, but it’s more than worthy of repeating. OHIO for Obama. Wheeeeeeee!

C’mon FL and VA. Bring it home.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Deb…toast to Joe…still in the o’douls.

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Tired Mom you were right about VA😀

4 11 2008
Dianna

Carol(Chicago,IL) (17:31:57) :
How can the turnout in Ohio be SO low????

Turn out in Ohio was very high, according to my family from there.

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Any word on whether Michelle Bachmann is getting dumped? This is my fervent prayer.

4 11 2008
Deb

CO..that was ME…if I had known you were in arapahoe county, I would have invited you over!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Are the Repubs canvassing this year? They didn’t in my state.

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

OHIO
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Barb in PA

CNN just called Ohio for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

CNN OHIO FOR OBAMA

YAAAAAAYYYYYY

(Happy dance time!)

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Obama just flipped New Mexico!

Eugene Robinson wrote a great piece in the Washington Post today. You can almost feel the tears in his eyes.

Rachel Maddow Fan!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

talk about whip lash…i am watching NBC and MSNBC at the same time.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN finally projected Ohio going for Obama! Doing the mudpuppy dance, and getting ready for the happy dance:)

4 11 2008
protus

OH YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

WINNNNEEErr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

this kinda scares me…..can someone tell me why karl rove is now being a cheerleader for obama……….why….something has to up with that

4 11 2008
Lighthouse (CO)

I just ran home from a school event to check Mudflats. No tv, and I didn’t look anywhere else on the Internet, so ya’ll are my lifeline.

I will go back to school happy and celebrate with you when I come back.

I have snacks to last all night, so even if it’s over early, I expect to stay up. I hope you’re all with me.

4 11 2008
Erica

Woo Ohio and New Mexico! Yay! 😉

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Roadrunnerruth: can you post a link to Eugene Robinson’s essay?

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

sosad go blue AZ (17:24:53) :

Can’t wait to see how Hannity ends it all ,, car crash ,, noose ,, death by moose
+++++++++++++

HA—death by moose!!!

4 11 2008
Mollys Mum

He’s in. I just opened the champagne. :-)))))
Don’t be too hard on Rachel. I love the fact she tries to maintain her cynicism. LOL.

Here’s to President Elect Obama. First glass down!!

4 11 2008
UK Lady

I’m going to say it again – Bradley effect – HHHhhhhaaaaaaaa Haa Har Ha!!!!

4 11 2008
hirngabel

Congratulations from Germany! I think you got yourself a new president! =)

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

OMG, I think I am finally going to cry!

I wanna be in Chicago!!!!!

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

Screw Karl Rove! Little piggie in his starched white shirt.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Keith says Obama is almost to 270 virtually.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Molly,

I love Rachel,

Still, i will watching for that smile

4 11 2008
Trini

@Lighthouse (CO) (17:36:00)

No TV? Here’s the internet livestream for MSNBC

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/04/msnbc-election-coverage-l_n_141146.html

4 11 2008
shell from Ohio

ha ha..take that Joe the Plumber!! Way to rock the vote, Ohio!!

4 11 2008
DeMo

Dana Bash in AZ. “Crushing for John McCain.” No sympathy. “He know what it (Ohio) means historically.”

Hey, you run an ugly campaign and this time around, you get ugly results.

Somber mood. No tears of sympathy from me.

I’ll reach out my hand tomorrow. I’ll unite. Not yet. Not now. I’m just not ready.

4 11 2008
Dianna

mhrt oregon”steve” (17:35:59) :
this kinda scares me…..can someone tell me why karl rove is now being a cheerleader for obama……….why….something has to up with that

Oh yikes. What’s up with that?

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Thanks, Ohio. Wisconsin, I am so proud!!!!

4 11 2008
Deb

mhrt-despite being a slimy SNAKE…..rove is an intellectual….he KNOWS what is happening, and is trying to save some “credit” for the masses

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

great… this just in from Alaska Division of Elections via ADN AK Politics blog:

“About 23,000 people have voted early, according to the Division. Of those ballots, about 14,000 will appear in tonight’s numbers. (Generally, if you’re an early voter who cast a ballot before Thursday, you’re vote will likely be included tonight.)”

Not to funny considering some of the local races are already slated to be close… Stevens vs. Begich, Young vs. Berkowitz

This also means I just just go take a walk thru the woods with some hot coffee. It is relaxing to walk around the property. I figure it is going to be a super late night…

4 11 2008
Aunt Suz aka Axe Diesel Palin

I am in Chicago but am happily in my Lazy Girl chair with my lap top and my remote..and all you Mudpuppies! Right where I want to be!

4 11 2008
westvirginiademocrat

West Virginia has been called for McCain. With 20% in McCain is leading 53% to 45%. 😦

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Well, Leiberman is toast. Dems already have gained at least 4 seats in senate.

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Wow, look at the crowd building in Chicago, compared to Phoenix…don’t feel to sorry for poor ole granpa…in is not his time…

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

OK, now I’m getting greedy, I want Al Franken in Minn.

4 11 2008
Dianna

hirngabel (17:37:14) :
Congratulations from Germany! I think you got yourself a new president! =)

We can’t celebrate yet. Appreciate the congrats, though.

4 11 2008
Erica

Oh poor Joe the plumber will never get ahead now *eye roll* 😛

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Ohio and New Mexico. Let the wolves howl!!!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Bachmann at 46% vs Tink 44% with 8% reporting

4 11 2008
Catbird

OHIO!
My homestate.
I have some belief in the USA again!

4 11 2008
BigSlick THAT ONE Hussein Clamp Noodle Palin

CNN and Fox News are putting on the sad faces

Ohio just called for Obama

We have a new President and he is Barack Obama

Long Live President Barack Obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Okay it’s already been said but I have to say it too –

PA + Ohio + so close in NC and FLA!

Love it/ Let’s get there!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

UK Lady (17:37:07) :

I’m going to say it again – Bradley effect – HHHhhhhaaaaaaaa Haa Har Ha!!!!

I’ll say it again – The manatee effect – all these plumpster blowhards are going down ,, Rush ,Hannity, Rove HHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhaaaaaaa haa har HA!!!

4 11 2008
Windy City, AKA Alien Ears not Palin

@Orphan Annie–would love to compare NWI notes! Very interesting dynamics.

My husband’s birthday is today (someone reported a friend’s birthday) and this is what he wanted! Sadly, he fell ill with a virus but this is something we can celebrate for a long time. The last time a president was elected on his birthday was Reagan, which seemed like a terrible precedent until I connected that that election was also decided around hope and a positive vision for our country.

4 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein

OOO – can I open the champagne yet???

4 11 2008
copybook realist

I am loving democracy tonight.

I can’t wait to wake up to a new America!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Michele — OMG, I still can’t seem to figure out how to post a link. I’ve had advice from two moderators. I hear it is easy but nothing even remotely techy is easy for me.

MSNBC just showed a live picture of Grant Park in Chicago. Oh, how I wish we were all there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MSNBC showing 200 EV for our man and 90 for that other guy.

4 11 2008
NanookYK

Let the sunshine in!
You did it America! you have a wonderful new president, and WE have a great new world leader.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Big Ten states for Obama: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania!!!! Come on Indiana and Iowa, make it a sweep. 🙂

4 11 2008
Barb in PA

CNN can’t find a way to get McCain to 270 EV’s. I hope he doesn’t make us stay up too late to hear his concession speach…

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

the ubiquitous Randall Hank Williams is “entertaining” at the Repub “party” in Phoenix – they look glum, glum, glum😉

4 11 2008
DeMo

I’m missing Donna Brazille on CNN. Anyone else? I’d love to see her tonight.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

my dream now is to see the blues connected on the map…East meets West, north meets south…That will make me even happier

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

plwalsh (17:41:03) :

Well, Leiberman is toast. Dems already have gained at least 4 seats in senate.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Let’s hope. I am soooo sick of PRO-Iraq/PRO-McCain/PRO-Bush Joe the turncoat Lieberman.

4 11 2008
Dianna

westvirginiademocrat (17:40:25) :
West Virginia has been called for McCain. With 20% in McCain is leading 53% to 45%.

I sympathize. I live in MS and I think we aren’t even being discussed it is so hopeless.
Ah, well. I am cheering for everyone else.

4 11 2008
shell from Ohio

I wish I was in Chicago!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

I wonder what Joe the Plumber’s publicist is up to? He probably has 90 secs of fame left.

4 11 2008
the problem child

Thanks, everyone. I’m now listening to the MSNBC coverage simultaneously. Should be able to get through the night, now. Need a drink for our next toast. BRB

4 11 2008
copybook realist

bye bye joe the traitor

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Oh, yeah–it’s a new day!

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Barb in PA (17:43:40) :

CNN can’t find a way to get McCain to 270 EV’s. I hope he doesn’t make us stay up too late to hear his concession speach…
————————————-
Barb, if you’d heard his last interview for the campaign, on board the jet, you would think you’d already heard his concession speech.

Everything except “thank you linesmen, thank you ball boys”😉

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Dianna (17:44:12) :

westvirginiademocrat (17:40:25) :
West Virginia has been called for McCain. With 20% in McCain is leading 53% to 45%.

I sympathize. I live in MS and I think we aren’t even being discussed it is so hopeless.
Ah, well. I am cheering for everyone else.
++++++++++++++++++

At least MS is moving bluer. I am watching the race with Musgrove. What do you think?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Lieberman is going to have to hide under his desk.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native
4 11 2008
DeMo

Barb in PA (17:43:40) said:

CNN can’t find a way to get McCain to 270 EV’s. I hope he doesn’t make us stay up too late to hear his concession speach…
______________________________________________

Can’t tell you how thoroughly I enjoyed that. Bless John King. He tried. I guess they’re trying to keep people tuned in. They don’t have to worry about me going anywhere. I want to see and hear President Elect Obama speak.

4 11 2008
fawnksin hussein mudpuppy

traveled from los angeles to ohio on saturday. obama rally on sunday. canvasing on monday.
now at obama headquarters. worked voter protection from 5:30 this am til 8 tonight.
WE. ARE. ECSTACIC.

4 11 2008
DeMo

ABC News email alert. Mexico for Obama!

4 11 2008
pam

YAAY !!!! GO MUDFLATS!!! GO OBAMA !!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Things looking really bad for McCain in FL.

4 11 2008
fawnksin hussein mudpuppy

ECSTATIC

4 11 2008
DeMo

DeMo (17:47:23) :

ABC News email alert. Mexico for Obama!
_______________________________________________

Awww, geez, that was supposed to be NEW Mexico, obviously.

4 11 2008
samihawaii hussein that one stevens

omg you guys are fast!

i’m not bothering with tv – it’s too nerve-wracking for me, but i can get the minute to minute updates with all you great mudpups! thanks!

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Cheers to the Cecily representatives on the ground in Ohio and Pennsylvania. You know who you are and we are so proud of you!!!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Florida looking really good, I am so proud. If FL comes in for Obama it is over, right?

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

plwalsh (17:46:25) :

Lieberman is going to have to hide under his desk.

He can ask Benedict Arnold for advice …
No one will trust a traitor ,, he’s a man without a home

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

I can’t have the TV on in the same room as the computer because of the water heater not working,and electricity and things, so I just heard the Tschiakovsky Violin Concerto ( radio works in this room) and it rocked my world (as it always does,) so I’m going upstairs to watch the tv, but my guess it that it will not be as gladden as this as this has been. Back soon, I hope.

4 11 2008
Lori W.

If McCain wins here in CA, he will WIN !! ROTFL, SPITTING UP MY DRINK.

4 11 2008
JaneDoe

I wish I had one of those (airline) drop down oxygen masks over my computer…I’m hyper-ventilating watching these CNN projections.

On second thought, it would be too difficult to drink from my wine glass if I had it on.

It’s wonderful being here with everyone. Thanks to you AKM for bringing us all togehter.

Back to CNN, did I see someone above was watching Fox news??? Hope Hannity, Limpbo and I love my Oh Really are tying their HareKari scarves around their whatevers.

lata gaita…peace to Mudpuppies round the world.

4 11 2008
Dianna

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (17:46:03) :
Dianna (17:44:12) :

westvirginiademocrat (17:40:25) :
West Virginia has been called for McCain. With 20% in McCain is leading 53% to 45%.

I sympathize. I live in MS and I think we aren’t even being discussed it is so hopeless.
Ah, well. I am cheering for everyone else.
++++++++++++++++++

At least MS is moving bluer. I am watching the race with Musgrove. What do you think?

DENISE!

Don’t have a T.V. and not opening another window on the computer because it kept getting stuck.
Please tell me what is going on.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CNN:

NM to Obama (yea), LA to McLame (boo)
Montana and AZ too close to call- come on, Rocky Mountain states!

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Kudos to the Obama groups Ohioans for Obama and Pennsylvanians for Obama and New Mexicans for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

I think Arnold came out of the Revolution O.K.

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

John King, just gave McCain every state left expect California, Washington, Hawaii, and Oregon and he still wasn’t at 270..

Its over

4 11 2008
hirngabel

@Dianna

I guess there aren’t any realistic options left for McCain, so I think the Congrats are not too early. =)

Unless the confirmed number in the Eastern states are wrong.😉

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

roadrunnerruth (17:43:01) :

Michele — OMG, I still can’t seem to figure out how to post a link. I’ve had advice from two moderators. I hear it is easy but nothing even remotely techy is easy for me.
+++++++++++++++++

A low tech way of doing it is simply to copy the URL (address of the web page) and paste it in your mudpost. That may be way too low tech for you, but it works for me. :-)))

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Yup. It’s No Way McCain now.

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

The US Ambassador here just resigned. He saw the writing on the wall.

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

Ok, where is the best place to be in a blue landslide if you live in a red state? I’m thinking I’ll go over to WA for a victory bash tomorrow. WA is just across the river from where I live, about six miles from me.

4 11 2008
Lori W.

SWWNBN soon back to Wasilla, will continue to be on this site to see what becomes of her. If we got rid of Libby Dole, perhaps we can get rid of SP.

4 11 2008
sparkleball

Rove admiring because this campaign tops anything he did for Bush.

4 11 2008
DeMo

Obama leads by 320,000 popular votes. 40% of votes in. I need more! It’s not greed, I want the people of the US to make a huge statement that no one can doubt. I don’t want ONE Repub to tell me it isn’t a true win.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

So what will be the total EC count? Any bets?

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Thanks CO Almost Native-a beautiful piece!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Is Lieberman a troll?

What do you think, AKM?

4 11 2008
copybook realist

i am so proud of the people that worked for obamas campaign……it was a historic effort.

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

That map is LOOKING GOOD…..GO FLORIDA!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
sparkleball

De Mo, glad you’re here. Wrote you an apology for appearing prejudice the other night. Hope you’ll life a glass with me.

4 11 2008
Dianna

DeMo (17:48:06) :
DeMo (17:47:23) :

ABC News email alert. Mexico for Obama!
_______________________________________________

Awww, geez, that was supposed to be NEW Mexico, obviously.

I am sure Mexico is supporting Obama as well. Hell, what part of the world isn’t?

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Hey Aussie Puck! We meet again!

Kat in Fla – thinking hard for FLA to go BLUE!!!

4 11 2008
sparkleball

I’ve lifted too many glasses already. That’s prejudiced and Lift! OOOOOPPPS.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

No way I couldn’t work for Obama campaign.

4 11 2008
Co. Coyotechaser

This election is such a nail biter. I know Obama looks great, but I keep flashing back on Bush and the stolen election of 2000. Egads!

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Jamie, I really think we’re going to do it! Cheers

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Anyone out there from OC…what is with the low voter turn-out?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Weather looks great in Chicago.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Dianna

Don’t have a T.V. and not opening another window on the computer because it kept getting stuck.
Please tell me what is going on.
++++++++++

From CNN with 23% reporting, 56% Wicker vs 44% Musgrove

Not as bad as it could be. I don’t know where the votes are in from, some areas being more blue than others.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@roadrunneruth-

That’s the low tech way I do it: I highlight the http address, copy (under edit) and then paste it in my post. Good ol’ G5, love my Apple:)

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (17:52:32) :

Hey Aussie Puck! We meet again!
————————————
Jamie – start packing!

COME THE HOUR, COME THE MAN

4 11 2008
OrphanAnnie

@Windy City ~ Obama campaign really worked hard in my county, and we had many from our great neighbors to the west who came over and helped. Of the six of us outside my polling place, 4 were from Chicago! Thanks to you for your help – even if IN doesn’t go completely blue. It certainly isn’t cherry red anymore!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Cheers to you too, Kat!

4 11 2008
Lifesrants

Popular Vote will be like 53-47

4 11 2008
Lil' Geese Whalebone Palin

msnbc has obama taking the lead in VA!!!!!!

4 11 2008
the problem child

DeMo (17:48:06) : Mexico for Obama too, from what I know of Mexico!

4 11 2008
A Brit Abroad GO BLUE Hussein

Hi Jamie! How’s it going???

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

CO Almost Native (17:54:20) :
roadrunneruth
I found with my new browser that I couldn’t use the Edit on the screen, only the one on the right-click.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

I wonder if a campaign has ever worked like the Obama campaign. I’ve never heard of such a thing, anyway.

4 11 2008
UK Lady

The Dole harridan is giving her concession speech, it couldn’t happen to a nicer person!! heh heh.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Man, MSNBC is talking like it’s over. I am teary.

4 11 2008
Dianna

hirngabel (17:50:08) :
@Dianna

I guess there aren’t any realistic options left for McCain, so I think the Congrats are not too early. =)

Unless the confirmed number in the Eastern states are wrong.

I love your support! Have you been following our election?

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Aussie Puck Mule Hussein (17:54:25) :

Mentally, I have been packed for quite some time! Reality may be slightly delayed!

Can’t wait until I can talk to my mom again without yelling! Will she finally tell me who she voted for???

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

@Deb (17:40:10) :

mhrt-despite being a slimy SNAKE…..rove is an intellectual….he KNOWS what is happening, and is trying to save some “credit” for the masses
—————————–thank you ….it is he was for bush and mcsame…and i am thinking …whats up

4 11 2008
DeMo

sparkleball (17:52:17) :

De Mo, glad you’re here. Wrote you an apology for appearing prejudice the other night. Hope you’ll life a glass with me.
___________________________________________

I’m so sorry you didn’t see my reply. Yes, I saw your apology and thank you for that. I understand where you were coming from. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding.

Let’s lift a cyber glass to friendship, victory and a new beginning for America.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Sullivan reports a senior McCain campaign official: “we need a miracle.”

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

whats funny is we all seem to have forgot dear sweet Sarah (at the bus station as we speak)
without her help ,,, I’m just sayin ,, we owe her a big high five🙂
I am going to stick with the Obama plan ,, not bash her just send her along ..

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

Don’t think I can make it to No Cal (a LONG way from Columbia, SC) any time soon, Denise, but I will think about your meal while I eat something unmentionable from my pathetic fridge. I think I still have the goods towhip up a nice omelet, like the one I had to sustain me through voting this morning….
Think I will lean back and relax for a while, now. I like the looks of the eventual results.
Cheers, mudpuppies!
Goodnight and VERY sweet dreams!

4 11 2008
Deb

daughter just called…cuz she knew how ecstatic mom would be….I’m teary eyed every thing I see here now!
I am so thankful to AKM, and the opportunity to share this moment with my fellow mudpuppies all over the world!!
here’s to HOPE!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

SPECIAL REQUEST:
Can all Mudpuppies lift a glass of whatever when (please, God, please) Obama takes Florida????

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Fivethirthyeight projects Obama as President- he won Ohio, so he’ll win it all!

Doing the happy dance!!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (17:53:52) :
Dianna

Don’t have a T.V. and not opening another window on the computer because it kept getting stuck.
Please tell me what is going on.
++++++++++

From CNN with 23% reporting, 56% Wicker vs 44% Musgrove

Not as bad as it could be. I don’t know where the votes are in from, some areas being more blue than others.

No democratic money spend here so actually that probably is good. Wicker signs are everywhere.

4 11 2008
plwalsh

The Republican Party is in deep, deep doo doo.

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Dole on NBC saying goodbye–she will not be missed here in NC!

4 11 2008
Karen
4 11 2008
Dianna

DEB (17:57:44) :
daughter just called…cuz she knew how ecstatic mom would be….I’m teary eyed every thing I see here now!
I am so thankful to AKM, and the opportunity to share this moment with my fellow mudpuppies all over the world!!
here’s to HOPE!

How is your sister doing?

4 11 2008
plwalsh

The Republicans have become the party of wingnuts and old white guys.

4 11 2008
Deb

I would lay odds that MCDoofus will not concede until the final TALLY is in…even if everything shows him to be the loser tha he is!

4 11 2008
BigPete

Switching the TV to Daily Show Live….If Rachel won’t smile THEY WILL

4 11 2008
Sheesh aka Puck Mule Palin

Checking in while munching on a tuna sandwich. I’m dialed in to 538, not watching the tube at the moment and frankly, I like checking the results online!

My benchmarks for the decisive Obama win will be Ohio and Florida. And hoping for a landslide for good measure!

I know I just won’t be able to sleep until I hear the speechs and I have to get up at 4 am to catch a flight. I’ll be carrying my luggage under my eyes!

4 11 2008
copybook realist

bye bye doley!

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

IOWA!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Karen

Iowa!

4 11 2008
Trini

Iowa to Obama!

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Dianna – 199 to 78. I just opened a bottle of wine.

DeMo – even with Mexico McCain still couldn’t win!

VA TIGHTENING.

IOWA OB AND UTAH FOR JM

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Iowa called for Obama now.

4 11 2008
Deb

GO IOWA!!!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Iowa flipped blue!!!

4 11 2008
dyricci

IOWA FOR OBAMA! Just in from msnbc

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Iowa just called for Obama

4 11 2008
4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Yay Iowa!

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

if Alaska doesn’t go blue, i’m moving back to my village… no matter how hard it will be with $8.00/gal fuel costs…

OMG I so want Alaska to change… Like the rest of the country is …
I need some more hope…

4 11 2008
copybook realist

yeah…IOWA!

my heroes!

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

quoting DeMo

Let’s lift a cyber glass to friendship, victory and a new beginning for America.
————————————————————–
Cheers!😀

4 11 2008
Badgers

We got Iowa….

4 11 2008
Blue in MT

YIPPEE!!

I knew it was a good sign that my Obama/Biden magnetic bumper stick FINALLY arrived in the mail today. Too Close to Call MONTANA!! GO BLUE MT!!

4 11 2008
Dee

Iowa for Obama

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Too cloase in Montana, Obama leading in NV.

4 11 2008
Deb

YAY and toast to nate silver at fivethirtyeight…what a BRILLIANT young man!

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

Running upstairs to the tv to check…and down here to check…after the Tschaikovsky is was over for me, but that is not data (d’oh.)

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Aussie Puck-

hmmm…I don’t know what to tell you; I use my edit button on the bar at the top of my screen- perhaps a mudpuppy who is more tech savvy can help?

CNN projects Iowa for Obama! Utah, Kansas for McLame (duh)

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

Please please please let this be a blow out!

4 11 2008
Deb

in case you haven’t noticed…I’m into “toast” mode now…which means I will be TOAST by the time obama gives his speech! LOL

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

Hey all you Colorado Mudpuppies:

From MSNBC:

58% Obama
42% McCain

481,956 Obama
341,953

8% reported so far!

WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!! Let’s go blue:)

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Deb, Obama now up (albeit a small amount) in Virginia. Yay

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

I think the world will rejoice like New Years 2000 when this is done!

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

How’s “Little Miz Fizz” going to twist this result? Wasn’t “God deciding the election”? Has she pis*#@ed God off too, do you suppose?

4 11 2008
Dianna

Dragon Lady (18:00:40) :
Dianna – 199 to 78. I just opened a bottle of wine.

DeMo – even with Mexico McCain still couldn’t win!

VA TIGHTENING.

IOWA OB AND UTAH FOR JM

Have a sip for me.

4 11 2008
ira2

sosad go blue AZ (17:57:29) :

whats funny is we all seem to have forgot dear sweet Sarah (at the bus station as we speak)
without her help ,,, I’m just sayin ,, we owe her a big high five🙂
I am going to stick with the Obama plan ,, not bash her just send her along ..

A few of us could donate a penny each and buy her a little tacky good-bye gift :o) Something plastic, made in China… in appreciation for her untiring service to bring Obama to the presidency?

The storm here isn’t moving out, so I’ll have to get offline and off power before my stuff gets fried. Drat. Moving furniture around it is. Y’all keep a sharp eye on those numbers for me, k?

4 11 2008
Deb

damn…ANOTHER toast to CO and my colorado mudpuppy buddies!

4 11 2008
hirngabel

Dianna (17:56:36) :

I love your support! Have you been following our election?

Big parts of Germany (and the rest of Europe) are following the election. All major TV channels are currently covering the election all night long – and of course approval for Obama is GIGANTIC, like 80-90% all over Europe.

Personally, I followed the election really close, as I work in tourism for a marketing agency representing several US states (UT, CO, NM), regions (FLA Keys, PHX/AZ) and companies here in Germany.

And I would be more than happy to not have to convince people anymore to travel to Bush-country… =)

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@karen-
Are you in Colorado? I am so glad Udall has booted that slime Schaffer-

4 11 2008
shilo442

@ plwalsh (17:53:21) :

No way I couldn’t work for Obama campaign.

——————————————–
I’m sorry you couldn’t where you sick?

4 11 2008
OrphanAnnie

Indiana just 9,000 difference between McC and Obama. Could it be???? Can Indiana go blue??? 84% in.

4 11 2008
RouletteRog

I did it…This morning, around 7:15 AM I cast my vote for Obama. I had been weighing between Voting for Obama or voting 3rd Party. I decided that my loathing for McCain mandated that I overcome my concerns and officially join the ranks of the Obamacons. I did my part to make Az too close to call and I hope to high Heavens that we deny McCain his own home.

4 11 2008
Deb

wow that crowd in Chicago makes takes one’s breath away!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

NC – 70% in 50-49 for Obama

FLA – 64% in (I think I read that) 51-48 for Obama

Iowa called for Obama

4 11 2008
Lynn-in-Australia

Anybody have clues about Alaska results? Ozzie news is crap – rofl – CNN and FOX and they’re so busy arguing… but nobody is saying anything about Alaska and I’m sort of hungry for updates🙂

4 11 2008
dove in canada

need some comic relief? Jon stewart and stephen colbert have started their show on the comedy channel

4 11 2008
Aussie Puck Mule Hussein

CO Almost Native (18:02:27) :

I was only suggesting that roadrunneruth might be having the same problem if her browser is new and she doesn’t know she can right-click and get the edit menu.

Here’s to beautiful blue Colorado. Cheers! [slurp]😀

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Republicans just lost their last congressional seat in New England.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

oh come on Chris…this is so much bigger than the 60’s

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@galhopeful-

Yahoo! Where are you in Colorado? I think we have a bunch of mudpuppies…

4 11 2008
Trini

@MinNJ Moose Roadster (18:01:51)

Quit running up and down the stairs. Go to your computer. Reduce Mudflats. Click on your internet again and open another window. Paste this in the browser:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/04/msnbc-election-coverage-l_n_141146.html

Then, you can switch between the two and listen to classical music at the same time! Yipee!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

hellooo, let me introduce my new non-Palin self

4 11 2008
Deb

yay Kat!! or should I say “you betcha!” lol giggles

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

The minute they call either Va. or Fl. I am switching to Stewart/Colbert.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Go Blue Colorado!

4 11 2008
CeeJeeMcBeeGee

The Obama camp in calling Alaska…

4 11 2008
Michele aka Mullet Troll Palin

Oh, the Comedy Central show is great. Colbert and Stewart are brilliant as usual.

4 11 2008
El from Saskatchewan

Aussie Puck
Try this Hilight the url punch CTRL C to paste use CTRL V

4 11 2008
copybook realist

i would love Alaska to go blue. That would be more than huge!

4 11 2008
Lori W.

If anyone is in MN – how is Tinklenberg doing? Michelle Bachmann must NOT win – she is worse than Libby Dole. doing happy dance in Los Angeles!!

4 11 2008
Deb

I think there are about 6-8 Colorado of us mudpuppies…give or take

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Hello to you too ira2 and sosad soon to be sohappy soblue!

51-48% FLA with 66% in

4 11 2008
gal from cal

I will really miss checking in daily with the brave Mudflats blogger who I discovered when I was trying to find out who Sarah Palin was after the Rep convention. I’ll also miss all the astute commentary from around the globe. I’ve been really impressed at the level of clear-headed thinking out there, and I’ve alternately learned a lot and been soothed when I learned a lot. It’s been very cool to see how like-minded people have found this little corner of Alaska. You’ve all made this nail-biting, roller coaster fall campaign bearable.

I was delighted to hear Ohio called for Obama a few minutes ago. I was at my local headquarters calling Ohio voters even today. I’ve never been involved before. I disliked calling, but I did it for four days. Now we can all enjoy our evening… and our life! The polls haven’t even closed yet here in California, but we in the west will stonewall any more Republican advance.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Deb, you talked me down when I was worried, you were so right.

4 11 2008
pam

IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK ATLOT LIKE CHRISTMAS……..LA LA LA 🙂

4 11 2008
Deb

we can keep HOPING for FL

4 11 2008
Andrew Gregg

Wait a minute–I just realized: OBAMA IS BLACK!!!

OGODOGODGODOGODOGOD…….

4 11 2008
BigPete

Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA (18:07:20) :

The minute they call either Va. or Fl. I am switching to Stewart/Colbert.

It’s LIVE…………..

4 11 2008
UK Lady

Deb (18:02:48) :

Too funny! – Cheers, bottoms up, proust!!

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

http://www.pollster.com/

great site for what’s happening in all the states – top left is where you can pick senate, house, pres race results from the dop-down menu

4 11 2008
Co. Coyotechaser

I’m in SW Colorado and every one I’ve talked to in the past few weeks has been for Obama with only a few exceptions! I hope the results show the repubs getting a big old boot out of the state.

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (18:07:03) :

hellooo, let me introduce my new non-Palin self

Yeah!!!!

4 11 2008
GJ in Idaho

My hubby just came back from our polling place, the one that has over 35 pricincts all in the same building and says there is a huge line of first time votes, people that have not yet even registared are lined up at the entrance table. I wish I had given him the camera. I had forgotten you can still registar tonight, even if you never have before. Maybe these people really do want to join in the landslide. North ID or at least Lewiston, ID could go blue. The polls are still open for another hour and everyone in the building by 8 pst can vote no matter how long it takes them to registar and vote. I guess those calls I made yesterday and the day before might have turned some minds. And those that have been watching CNN and MSNBC tonight must be listening to the get out and vote message and have decided to make history with us. Yes, Yes, Yes We Can!

4 11 2008
Deb

lolol@ andrew

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

I’m starting to cry already. Grant Park is jubilant. Obama has 207 EV and with California’s sure 55 = 262 so not much more to go…..

I love the idea of sending Sarah something plastic made in China. Where do I send my penny and my “Thank You” card?

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

From ABC-
Sarah says if she campaigns again she wants it to be more positive-she doesn’t want to be on attack.

Puh-leeze

4 11 2008
Dianna

Jamie, Floridian in France (18:05:16) :
NC – 70% in 50-49 for Obama

FLA – 64% in (I think I read that) 51-48 for Obama

Iowa called for Obama

JAMIE
Thanks for posting the numbers.

4 11 2008
Kat Loves Wolves Hussein aka Kat in FLA

Big Pete, thanks, am switching now. I am so proud of America!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

Anybody hear anything about Arizona? Or are they NOT talking about it to save McLost the final humiliation?

And CO?

4 11 2008
Rosci

This has been quite a ride with you mudflatters. Thanks for the invite to the lodge. I could picture it in your description. Thank you for providing this forum. You have been a light in the darkness for the rest of us out here in the lower 48 trying to make sense of the Palin thing.

Watching 5 channels at once AND three online “channels”. Interesting how Fox news waits till the last moment to give Obama the electoral votes on some states. BBC is fun to watch. Their funny comments about our voting rituals are a crack up. MSNBC is probably the best for both TV and online.

Keep up the great work. We’ll be checking in with you even after the election. Palin ain’t done yet. She’s in her little corner as we speak handing out “sarah in 2012” stickers…

4 11 2008
Halcrow

@ Deb (17:59:57) :

He’ll be demanding recounts right up until St Peter greets him at the gates (and sitting at Peter’s right hand will be ‘that one’s’ grandmother)..

4 11 2008
Sheesh aka 'AZ go blue"

Thank you RouletteRog for getting us that much closer to blue🙂

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Jamie, Floridian in France (18:08:05) :

Hello to you too ira2 and sosad soon to be sohappy soblue!

I can feel a name change getting very close ,,,

4 11 2008
Dianna

ANY NEWS ABOUT ALASKA????

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Denver Post just called the CO vote for Obama!! And Udall ahead of Shaffer!!
Plus it looks like our @#!*&! personhood amendment is going down in flames.

Colorado is BLUE! Go Rocky Mountain states- and we may get Montana…

4 11 2008
Deb

copybook…I’m fairly confident CO will be blue….we’ve been moving DEM for a couple of years now….and people are kind of tired of the antics of focus on the family here, I think

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

El from Saskatchewan (18:07:55)

Thanks El, but it’s not me with the problem.🙂

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Carol,

Sarah Palin is at heart a pit Bull. She attacks every time that she opens her mouth.

did anyone see her on the SNL Election bash…

That B@tch is a nasty piece of spice

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

roadrunnerruth (18:09:56) :

I’m starting to cry already. Grant Park is jubilant. Obama has 207 EV and with California’s sure 55 = 262 so not much more to go…

How many do we get for Hawaii, Washington and Oregon? Enough without FLA, NC or VA?

4 11 2008
sparkleball

De Mo, Aussie Puck Mule Hussein, mudflatters, and all supporters of President Obama– CHEERS!

4 11 2008
sosad go blue AZ

Sheesh aka ‘AZ go blue” (18:12:01) :

Thank you RouletteRog for getting us that much closer to blue

Amen

4 11 2008
plwalsh

Oooh, FL looks like it is going Obama.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Wishing the best for Colorado. You have worked so hard.

4 11 2008
Taupe Armageddon Palin

YEA for Minnesota where Obama wins and Al Franken is beating Norm Coleman (the guy who lost to Jesse Ventura).

Now we’re waiting to see if that wicked “anti-American” bitch Bachmann loses.

Stay tuned…

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

CO Almost Native (18:06:45) :

Metro Denver area..& just so y’all know PROP 48 is HEAVILY defeated! WOOHOOO..choice still stands in our grand state!!

4 11 2008
ColoradoGuy

Just switched to Stewart/Colbert. What a hoot. There on top of all the latest counts, and the humor is better than usual.

4 11 2008
Deb

I like chuck todd…he is more of an analyst than a tv reporter

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Carol(Chicago,IL) (18:10:02) :

From ABC-
Sarah says if she campaigns again she wants it to be more positive-she doesn’t want to be on attack.

Puh-leeze
_________________________________
geez, you don’t need a belly-ful of champagne to laugh at that, do you?😀

4 11 2008
DeMo

I think Gloria Borger of CNN said no candidate has gotten over 50% since ’76. Maybe she meant no Democrat has reached that? Can’t recall precisely what she said.

Like I said above, I want over 50%. I want a majority. I want a mandate. I’m greedy that way. Not for me. For the unity of the country. I don’t want anyone to say it wasn’t the will of the people, that it was only the electoral vote that secured the victory.

Blitzer says important projections coming up. I want to hear VA and FL. BLUE.

Dragon Lady, LOL that even with Mexico McCain couldn’t win. How true.

Aussie, are you familiar with Monash University in Melbourne? Distant relative of mine. I have a sweatshirt from there. Yeah, I get a little thrill wearing it. My mother is in Australia every year. Hope to make it someday. So far, I’ve only watched her approach into beautiful ports from the ship’s camera.

4 11 2008
Jezz

Colorado springs calls it for Obama
Barack Obama won Colorado, taking key counties such as Arapahoe, Jefferson and Larimer by more than 10 percentage points.

Obama led rival John McCain by 3-1 in Denver.

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/nov/04/obama-leading-colorado/

4 11 2008
Blue in MT

GJ in Idaho

Yay! Fingers crossed for blue in both ID and MT. It almost seems like it’s contagious!

Thanks for taking time to make calls. You have played a part in a historic election & should be proud.

4 11 2008
Deb

lol thanks for that, CO…I’ve been so wrapped up here, haven’t even been following our local issues

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

CO Almost Native (18:12:27) : NO S$$$T! WOOHOOO
Guess it’s almost time to pop that cork!!!!! OMG–it’s almost over!
YES WE CAN!! YES WE DID!!!!!

WOOOOHOOOOOOO

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Defeating Prop 48 in Colorado shouldn’t do much for Palin then. Hardeehar!

4 11 2008
plwalsh

No Bradley effect says Matthews.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CO.coyotechaser-

I love Ouray, Durango- are you there? I’m in Littleton, since 1977 (that’s the almost-lol)

4 11 2008
JohnW

To quote Jim Carey from the second Batman movie

“Tell the fat lady she’s on in 5!”

Looking at the numbers, there is no way for McCain to make 270.

4 11 2008
dyricci

I am on pins and needles! I’m so scared because of 2004’s fiasco (well, and the two elections before this, too!)…

I’m having another cigarette…and I don’t really even smoke (until I’m drunk…which I’m nowhere near close to yet!)

*puffpuff*

4 11 2008
Speck Backfire Palin

I was afraid to turn on the TV or the computer all day til just now! The news couldn’t be better. I hope you will keep us posted on Palin’s shenanigans after she gets home. This is an awesome blog, I really enjoy your style of writing.

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

I just logged on to check for myself to see what was happening all I can say is HA HA HA HA !!!!!!! (Seriously histerical laughter) I am still at work the orders have been pouring in since about 6:30 PST mostly from Japan, ever since they figured out we didn’t have sh*t for brains and we really were going to elect the “smart black guy” what my customers who sppek Japanese as a native laungauge call PRESIDENT ELECT OBAMA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!! because the have trouble pronouncing his name. This is truly sweet they just said All he has to do is win California, Washington, Oregon and Hawii and we here on the left coast have never been anything but blue. Joe the pluber has no coattails HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!!!! Be back shortly got another order rolling in.

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Aussie-

Really! Who does she think she’s fooling.

Hey, does anyone here have problems with livechat? I can not figure out how to post anything on there. It just doesn’t show up. What am I doing wrong?

4 11 2008
Blue in MT

copybook realist (18:13:09) :

Yeah, I saw the SNL bash last night. I have to admit that SP scared me a little. She was really creepy and not at all funny. I don’t think what she was saying about revoking broadcasting licenses was in jest. She seemed like a true believer in censorship to me.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Arapahoe County in Colorado, NPR says you’re lookin’ good. You knew that already. Way to go Coloradoans for Obama.

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

CO mudpuppies-

Can we move Focus somewhere far, far away…like Siberia?

4 11 2008
Barb in PA

Ditto – what gal from cal just said! I’ve been inspired daily by what I’ve read on the Mudflats blogs. A wonderful group of articulate people! This has been the best experience I could have imagined (and I was a devout Tom Vilsack supporter in the beginning).

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Carol…
I had trouble too…i pressed “enter”. It seemed to work

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Iowa called for Obama!!!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Deb, I like Chuck Todd, too. I’m going to order a Chuck Todd mug from Cafe Press.

DeMo, my husband keeps telling me to chill, that Obama will win whether or not he gets this state or that state but I tell him, “NO! I want ALL of them! I want a statement to be made and I want it to be clear!” I guess I still feel so, so sad about the 2004 election. I couldn’t believe GWB was re-elected then.

4 11 2008
Wisconsin shopgirl

Has Colorado been called??

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

I’m back from mom duties.

And I’m seeing NC + VA + FL being called for OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

@Northern Exposure-

LOL!

CNN projects Texas for McLame (boo)

4 11 2008
DeMo

Carol(Chicago,IL) (18:10:02) :

From ABC-
Sarah says if she campaigns again she wants it to be more positive-she doesn’t want to be on attack.

Puh-leeze
___________________________
She’s a lying sack of moose poo. From the moment I heard her speak at the convention, I called her a mocking, sarcastic b!tch. A Republican friend of mine emailed that night to say she cried from the speech. I told her me too, but didn’t tell her it was for different reasons.

When I said I couldn’t keep my food down, she asked if I had a stomach bug. That’s when I told her I couldn’t digest what Palin was saying.

What a horrible, horrible person Palin is. Let her live with the regret of being too negative. She reveled in every booooo she elicited from the crowd. Maybe she was assigned role of attack dog, but she could have gone rogue and refused.

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Chuck Todd….good facial hair and good analysis

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

thanks copybook realist-I’ll give that a shot.

So, happy to found all you guys for all these important nights.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Livechat. Scroll down to the little text square under the big block. Type in there. Hit enter.

4 11 2008
Debbie aka Commando Coalfire Palin

Blue in MT (18:16:15) :

GJ in Idaho

Yay! Fingers crossed for blue in both ID and MT. It almost seems like it’s contagious!
—————————————————
I could see that happening, esp. Montana. My uncle an 88 year old retired rancher who has always believed the two parties in this country were the republicans and the commies today voted for Obama.

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Before I check all that out—
So, that pastebin thing-forget it?

4 11 2008
nswfm CA

I saw her on SNL and was horrified–she didn’t look like she was joking to me.

4 11 2008
MinNJ Moose Roadster

I have just hated these last 8 years, and I want this new, intelligent, informed and gracious era brought in.

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

TX and MISS go for McCreepy

207 – 135

4 11 2008
copybook realist

Man…Grant Park is AMAZING!

largest gathering ever in the US.

4 11 2008
galhopefulinCO

@ CO Almost Native (18:19:54) : Oh how i wish. Somewhere FAR FAR away would be great! Your comment almost made me spew my drink!!

4 11 2008
Deb

I wish someone would show SP that picture of Chicago…and tell her to LOOK…LOOK at ALL of GOD’S children out there to celebrate this election!

4 11 2008
Sparky

New THREAD JUST STUMBLED UPON IT!!!!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

OH GROSSS

FOX is grim tonight. BUT now they are praising Palin…how crowds she drew were not traditional Repubs.

WHAT!!!! The crowds looked Repub to me. ALL BRIGHT WHITE. Guess they are trying to make Palin their silver lining. Do they think they can scrub the tarnish off of her?!?!

4 11 2008
Dianna

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (18:22:04) :
I’m back from mom duties.

And I’m seeing NC + VA + FL being called for OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DENISE

Any numbers for MS for presidential?

4 11 2008
Co. Coyotechaser

Co-Almost Native,

I’m closer to Salida. Are you familiar with that area? I’m in the middle of nowhere : ), but I love it! AND I’m so proud of the US right now!

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

OH!!! hitting works! so damn easy.

4 11 2008
Mae in baracuda country...

Alaska polls close in 1 hr. 30 min.
It has been reported that at least 10,000 votes will not be counted tonight…. arrrgggg…

Alaska has got to go blue…

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

MS called McCain by CNN

Sorry Dianna. My heart goes out to you.

4 11 2008
AKErin

Our Obama sign is standing proud in our yard….

Waiting, waiting…..

4 11 2008
Whiskey Otter

@ copybook realist (18:13:09) :

My mouth fell open when I heard Palin’s trash talk bit on SNL about revoking NBC’s license when she was inaugrated as VP. She was so snide and snarky, and a little mental, if you ask me.

GOBama!!! What an amazing night so far!!

4 11 2008
Vlad the I'm HUSSEIN Palin

I hope Jeff Merkley of Oregon gives a big thank you to signkid. I see he’s got a sizeable lead and he sure got alot of free PR at signkid’s Obama signcam.

4 11 2008
Northern Exposure

Yeah, forget the paste-bin thing.

4 11 2008
pdx mb

@ RouletteRog (18:04:38) :

I did it…This morning, around 7:15 AM I cast my vote for Obama. :

Welcome to the tent!

4 11 2008
Bec Hussein in Illinois

Hi Carol – I’ve been over on the live chat. I tried to call Shikago on his cell but he didn’t pick up. Wonder where he is!! Excited, I’m sure.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Aussie, are you familiar with Monash University in Melbourne? Distant relative of mine. I have a sweatshirt from there. Yeah, I get a little thrill wearing it.
———————————————————
Sure am, DeMo. Very hospitable campus with the cutest guys.😉

4 11 2008
copybook realist

New Thread!

4 11 2008
JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin

My darling mudpuppies, I love you all but it’s past three in the morning and I can’t keep my eyes open any longer. The sea otters are going to bed now. (I’d insert an “in the tank” joke but I’m too tired to think of anything).

Please enjoy the rest of your evening guys – you have definitely earned it.

Hugs!

4 11 2008
sparkleball

murtha D-PA reelected!

4 11 2008
Jamie, Floridian in France

I’m hitting the chocolate chip banana bread now! Come on call FLA already!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

hey Dianna!! Git up, girl! Alaska for Obama!😉

4 11 2008
Deb

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
DeMo

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (18:25:28) said:

OH GROSSS

FOX is grim tonight. BUT now they are praising Palin…how crowds she drew were not traditional Repubs.

WHAT!!!! The crowds looked Repub to me. ALL BRIGHT WHITE. Guess they are trying to make Palin their silver lining. Do they think they can scrub the tarnish off of her?!?!
___________________________________

Oh, please. She’s as Republican as…I don’t even have an analogy. Her crowds were true, red Repubs. And she inspired their expressions of hate. I will never forgive her for that.

It’s been my limited experience that people who were considering voting Republican changed their vote as they got to know her. She repelled and repulsed people with a social conscience.

I aint buying that Fox spin.

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

JK Copper Catfish Hussein RefusetobePalin (18:28:21) :

sleep tight with a big smile😉

4 11 2008
Baseball Hussein Daytona Palin (CT)

Don’t know about the rest of you, but I can’t stop crying!!!! This is one of the most joyous days in American History.

4 11 2008
lock pepper in honolulu

“I did it…This morning, around 7:15 AM I cast my vote for Obama. I had been weighing between Voting for Obama or voting 3rd Party. I decided that my loathing for McCain mandated that I overcome my concerns and officially join the ranks of the Obamacons. I did my part to make Az too close to call and I hope to high Heavens that we deny McCain his own home.”

We salute you, Roulette Rog! Welcome aboard!

I’ve been messing with the cnn map and I think we have it sunk–entering california and washington, hawaii, etc…but don’t have hopes up too high–

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Deb (18:29:22) :
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!

TO AKM!😀 [clink; slurp]

4 11 2008
Dianna

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (18:26:12) :
MS called McCain by CNN

Sorry Dianna. My heart goes out to you.

Denise,
Crap. A lot of work to do here. I was so hoping that it would have been close, at least. Silly me.
Seriously, this state needs help.

4 11 2008
Badgers

Those numbers look good…. esp Flordida… hopefully…

4 11 2008
DeMo

Aussie Blue Sky Hussein (18:27:32) :

Aussie, are you familiar with Monash University in Melbourne? Distant relative of mine. I have a sweatshirt from there. Yeah, I get a little thrill wearing it.
———————————————————
Sure am, DeMo. Very hospitable campus with the cutest guys.
__________________________________________________________________

Damn, then I need to get there ASAP. Hope they like older, American women.

Deb (18:29:22) said:

“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!”

Amen and CHEERS!

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Jamie, Floridian in France (18:28:39) :

I’m hitting the chocolate chip banana bread now! Come on call FLA already!
————————
Maybe they’re waiting for your mother to make up her mind.😀

4 11 2008
Mollys Mum

@Deb (18:02:48) :
in case you haven’t noticed…I’m into “toast” mode now…which means I will be TOAST by the time obama gives his speech! LOL

You and me both, Deb!! Trying to sop up the cheese and crackers to counteract the champagne, but not having much success! LOL

4 11 2008
Irish in FL

Obama still ahead in FL…………have my blue candle lit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!….GO O!!!

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

AZ is 55 to 43 for McC with 9% reporting.
Numbers 50-49 men voting for Mc
Numbers 50-49 women voting for O

Under 30 for O more than the over 65 for Mc

4 11 2008
Carol(Chicago,IL)

Bec-there you are. I was thinking of calling him-but, I’ve been texting a friend who is in the ticket area.

By the way, in live chat I’m “libbylou”

4 11 2008
Aussie Blue Sky Hussein

Can someone please explain to me what happened in GA?

Did the devil really go down to Georgia?

4 11 2008
CO Almost Native

Any Cornhusker mudpuppies out there?

Chuck Todd says the second district (Douglas and Sarpy- Omaha) MAY go to Obama, he’s leading slightly. WOW! My loved, red-necked stepmom will blow her top!

CNN suggests Stevens may lose…

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

Dianna (18:32:23) :

Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca (18:26:12) :
MS called McCain by CNN

Sorry Dianna. My heart goes out to you.

Denise,
Crap. A lot of work to do here. I was so hoping that it would have been close, at least. Silly me.
Seriously, this state needs help.

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

When I visit, the news recieved there is still so lopsided. Fox everywhere. And the local papers are certainly Repub supportive. I suspect many young voters who have access to a wider version of information (other than that colored red and religious–sorry, but MS is very very evangelical) have voted for Obama and Dem candidates.

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new post

4 11 2008
NoCalGal

NEW THREAD UP…

SP supposed to give a speech pm EST

4 11 2008
Dragon Lady

Obama – 51 – 49 as of 3 minutes ago with 91 percent reporting in VA

GO BLUE VIRGINIA

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

new thread

4 11 2008
Sourdough Mullet Hussein Palin

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 gues the moral of the story is, Sarah probably should have left Track on our team, and maybe even signed up HERSELF. It probabley would have served them both well to have learned to work and play well with others….

4 11 2008
Kate in Canada

Congratulations to all of you who worked so hard. This election was important to the entire world.
From an exit poll story just posted on CNN: A majority of Protestants favored McCain, a majority of Catholics favored Obama (despite the pro-life thing)
AND- thanks to all the Jewish people who lobbied their not-so-dumb elders- the Jewish voters (2% of total) were 78% to 21% pro-Obama.
Yea everybody!
Kate, who can’t wait to see Stephen Harper have to make nice with a Democrat.

4 11 2008
Denise ThatOneFromMSgaAZca

DeMo (18:29:36) :

Oh, please. She’s as Republican as…I don’t even have an analogy. Her crowds were true, red Repubs. And she inspired their expressions of hate. I will never forgive her for that.

It’s been my limited experience that people who were considering voting Republican changed their vote as they got to know her. She repelled and repulsed people with a social conscience.

I aint buying that Fox spin.
+++++++++++++++

Seems the smart ones went for O. I know one who really LOVES Palin—compares her to Reagan. My husband. No kidding. And facts don’t matter. I really believe the recent studies that show Repub and Dem brains are different. LOL.

Fox is just trying to keep their audience. They came of age as the Repub mouthpiece. Now, well, they have got to be concerned. Changes.

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

sourdough new post….I am going to read your story you might want to re post it

4 11 2008
pdx mb

Ogletree on Stewart/Colbert saying he thought, after meeting both Obamas 10 years ago, he thought Michelle would be the one to be pres… interesting. Quite the power couple. It will be fun to see her impact on the White House. We all knew she was quite a special lady!

4 11 2008
pdx mb

Shout out to Australia on MSNBC!

4 11 2008
mhrt oregon"steve"

pdx new post

4 11 2008
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4 11 2008
Tired Mom (VA)

Hi AKM and all you muddies!

Things are sure lookin’ good …. haven’t been lurking or posting because I have had a family night election party! It’s been the absolute best night! All three of our daughters were new voters and were takenby dad to the polls. I fixed all kinds of snacky stuff and the other son and daughter in law came over and the grandbaby too! We’ve watched all night!

Oh Sh%%^& We won!!!!

4 11 2008
grewingk

Charlie Gibson just announced: “Barack Obama will be the next President of the United States.”

YES, WE DID!!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

President Elect Obama!

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
mwlfqotnThat0ne40

They just called it !! PRESIDENT OBAMA!!

4 11 2008
the problem child

MSNBC just called it for our man. Know their in the tank, but KO said it with such enthusiasm that I want to beleive!!!!!!

4 11 2008
True Blue Texan

Well, CNN has called Texas for McCain. I can’t say I’m really surprised but I had hopes an hour ago. Still, I think it will closer than anyone expected. And we had a record turnout.

Still, I predict Obama will get 331 EVs. Take that McCain/Palin!

What’s the word on Stevens?

4 11 2008
the problem child

Is there even any point correcting my spelling of believe?
LOVE TO THE F%CKING UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
ColoradoGuy

OK MUDPUPPIES. YEAAA!!!
IT’S NOT GO-BAMA ANY MORE. IT’S GOIN’ OBAMA!! GOIN’ TO THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 11 2008
Barb in PA

Fellow Mudflatters – we did it!! We must all get together here on January 20th to celebrate the inauguration, and stay in touch to keep up on how Sarah fares in her return to governorship!!!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Hugs and kisses all around! Cryin’ here at my home knowin’ other Mudpuppies are doing the same.

4 11 2008
Erica

WOOO!!!!! OBAMA!!! WOO!!!

4 11 2008
McFailin

I still can’t believe it – WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Still want to hear McCain concede, just to make sure.

Never thought I’d be so involved in a political race, and this site really started it all.

4 11 2008
ColoradoGuy

Sorry Colorado didn’t come in yet, but it’ll be there before long.
And who the hell needs Florida now?!?!?!

4 11 2008
True Blue Texan

Looks like I’m behind the times. Just heard the good news! Go Obama!

4 11 2008
ColoradoGuy

Ok Mud Puppies: Here is Colorado (and even Florida) as announced by MSNBC!!!

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Finally — the concession speech from McCain. With tears in his eyes. With “boo’s” from his crowd.

4 11 2008
Colibrimoon

Barack Obama has been declared the President of the United States. It is with great honor and privilege that I return Sarah Palin to the great state of Alaska. Please do with her as you will…

4 11 2008
roadrunnerruth

Actually, a very humble and generous speech from Senator McCain.

May the healing begin.

Goodnight Mudpuppies (not goodby!)

4 11 2008
Andrew Gregg

Booing Obama at the (tiny) McCain concession. The old white rump won’t die easily, but die it will.

4 11 2008
grewingk

Don’t worry — Sarah will have some ‘splainin’ to do when she gets home.

Jeeze, McShame is giving the best speech of his entire campaign right now — his concession speech. It’s a great speech. He’s trying to calm his people. He’s being really gracious.

Does Sarah have to fly home on Alaska Air, coach? She looks like she really can’t believe that they didn’t win!

Now we all get to do the real work — help Barack rebuild this country from the grassroots up. Just like his grassroots campaign to win the White House. Include everyone, regroup, rebuild. We can do that, too!

4 11 2008
McFailin

So glad McCain hasn’t given those kinds of speeches – it would be a lot closer. That was a great speech, made me almost like him. Sarah, though – no way, no how. Go home and then go live under a rock somewhere – really don’t wish her on Alaska.

4 11 2008
Bev

Maybe Sarah was thinking while standing there with McCain…”Hey, I want to be on “That Ones” team.

Sorry Sarah, glad you are going home, could not imagine listening to you screech at me for 4 years.

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

4 11 2008
Nisperos

Bruce Springsteen “We Shall Overcome” on the DVD.

4 11 2008
Just Imagine We Did

OBAMA HAS THE MANDATE!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HOPED AND PRAYED WITH US.

4 11 2008
Nisperos

We Shall Overcome

Pete Seeger:

“This song was originally one of two African American Spirituals: I’ll Overcome Some Day or I’ll be All Right. In 1946, several hundred employees of the American Tobacco Company in Charleston, South Carolina were on strike. Lucille Simmons started singing the song on the picket line and changed one important word from ‘I’ to ‘we’. Zilphia Horton learned it when a group of strikers visited the Highland Folk School, the Labor Education Center in Tennessee. She taught it to me and we published it as We Shall Overcome in our songletter, People’s Songs Bulletin. In 1952, I taught it to Guy Carawan and Frank Hamilton. Guy introduced the song to the founding convention of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee) in North Carolina. It swept the country.

Jim Musselman:

“This song has traveled around the world from Birmingham, Alabama to South Africa to Tiananmen Square. Sung from the soul, Bruce sings this song for EVERY PERSON, evoking a sense of hope relevant to human struggle, whether on a large social scale or on a deeply personal level”

Sing it this way today:

We have overcome, we have overcome, we have overcome TODAY…
We are not afraid, we are not afraid, we are not afraid TODAY…

4 11 2008
Deb

my god……what a moment! I am speechless!

4 11 2008
samihawaii hussein that one stevens

just watched obama’s acceptance speech in grant partk, 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
Mollys Mum

Omigod, I LOVE it. I just got an email from Barack, thanking ME personally for my contributions to the campaign–LOL. Well, a lovely email…

I’m about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don’t want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign — every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it’s time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I’ll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing…

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,

Barack

and then you scroll down…….
……………….

And there’s that RED BUTTON:

PLEASE DONATE.

Somehow this just struck me as wonderfully funny and I have the giggles and I can’t stop.

Must the be champagne. Blush.

4 11 2008
Rankle Hiway Hussein of the Obamanation

Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we WILL.
-Rankle Hiway Hussein of the Obamanation United States.

4 11 2008
concernedcanadian

Congradulations USA!!!!

Tears hear in Canada for the new team! The world needs this new change.

THANKYOU, THANKYOU for all of your hard work to make this happen. My husband and I had tears tonight. What a historical event for the US. He will do well for you guy’s. I just know it. Bravo!!!

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