Re: This is the election thread

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What election? Is there an election today?


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:38 AM
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not so's you'd notice.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:43 AM
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Don't let on to W-lfs-n that I can't read this, but would anyone care to translate?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:43 AM
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3: My Arabic is a little rusty, but I think it says: "Hah, infidel, you have fallen into our trap and elected the 12th Imam."


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:48 AM
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I can sound it out but know nothing of the meaning. Thanks, Hebrew school!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:50 AM
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Is it intentional that the second word sounds like "Ben"?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:50 AM
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"Ben" is "poop" in Japanese, incidentally.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:51 AM
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The first one means "And the son of Avinoam came with mighty waters"; the poet is referring via allusion and paronomasia to lightning. The second means "send a lightning, my God, and disperse them."

Alles klar?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:51 AM
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1: There's a ward by-election in 2 days time, but I miss being eligible to vote in it by the width of three streets. With cars and houses and everything.

You're probably not eligible to vote there either. I wouldn't worry.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:52 AM
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Klar as Kristall. (How would you say that, so klar wie Kristall?)


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:59 AM
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You see, the son of Avinoam was named "Baraq", and "baraq" means "lightning".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:01 AM
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Ah, I see. You should send that to the Obama campaign; maybe he could use it in his speech tonight.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:10 AM
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Sounds like the sort of thing that will be convincing evidence for Obama's election-night revelation that he is the Antichrist.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:31 AM
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The McCain spam list that I'm somehow on just sent me, out of the blue, the names and phone numbers of 10 voters in Danville, Virginia.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:38 AM
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7: Everybody bens.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:49 AM
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14: Quick! Call them to remind them that Republicans vote on the 5th this year.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:53 AM
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15: "A one-humped camel makes a one humped ben. A two-humped camel makes a two humped ben."


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:54 AM
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too much grammar policing makes a no-humped ben


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:55 AM
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Weird amounts of nervousness given that I have no doubt Obama will win. I'm trying to decide which option is best for my mental health: (a) turn off the internets and get some work done; (b) start drinking; (c) all of the above.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:57 AM
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Speaking of Grammar Police. DCist posted Halloween pics and 'smasher is in there as is spack.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:59 AM
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If I thought that "turn off the internets and get some work done" was actually an option, I would be taking it right now.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:00 AM
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7: Not really. It's more a morpheme meaning "excreta" generally.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:00 AM
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Oh, to continue my digression, there's a pic of Tom in his wicked cool Doc Oc costume.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:01 AM
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22: Party pooper.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:02 AM
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22: Well, unchi on you. I say it's close enough.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:06 AM
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Are you kidding, Merganser? A morpheme meaning "excreta" is even better.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:06 AM
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Armsmasher's costume is decidedly strange.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:08 AM
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amorphemeous excreta, even better.


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:10 AM
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"Party excreter" is less traditional, and I'm nothing if not a creature of tradition.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:18 AM
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Party defecator gets 7 results. Party defecater, none.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:21 AM
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24: Well shucks, if you believe something in your heart who can say it's not true.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:42 AM
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You're one of Heebie's students, aren't you?


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:48 AM
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Any last minute campaign news ? Is Barry really a Scientologist, not a muslim ?

The captive in elevator tv headline news-lite said something to alarm the Clinging Bitters - something about retroactvely banning their guns. Previous Barry news items on this channel have been momentum positive, mostly about big rallies and surging in the polls. Today's blurb is an ill-timed November surprise.

(I should not type on my phone)


Posted by: Econolicious | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:55 AM
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Clinging Bitters are cocktail additives made from the fruits of brambles, oder?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:59 AM
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UND NICH SO WEITER


Posted by: OPINIONATED GRANDMA | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:00 PM
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So klar wie Kristol. Ha.

Aren't those dots in the text for illiterates? Sort of like training wheels?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:04 PM
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The vowels or whatever they're called don't appear in the Torah, IIRC, but I'm quoting from medieval Hebrew poets (natch) and my source has them. I don't know what the custom at the time was. Haaretz coesn't seem to use them. Basically, I don't know from Hebrew.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:12 PM
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37: And Teresa Nielsen Hayden claims to have invented disemvoweling! Call her out for the anti-Semite she so clearly is!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:22 PM
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It makes me way sad that The Poor Man is still calling itself The Toot now that The Toot has passed away. I know I'm going to cry no matter what happens tonight, but if BHO pulls through, it's going to be so so sad to know that The Toot didn't get to see it.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:43 PM
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Spike: 'Ron Paul is the real maverick!"


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:50 PM
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39 - On the upside, she died knowing she'd raised a fine young man, seen him through college, Law school, seen him elected to the State Senate, then the Senate of the USA, and finally nominated for president. That's no too shabby.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 12:59 PM
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39: I don't get it. Is there actually a connection? Was BHO's grandmother really nicknamed "The Toot"?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:10 PM
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Toot is a Hawaiian word.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:11 PM
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Tutu is Hawaiian for Grandma, in a nickname way.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:15 PM
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Where are my leaked exit poll numbers, darnit? I need a fix!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:47 PM
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Since I wasn't likely to be doing any work anyway, I'm kind of glad today is a state holiday. Rather civilized. But awfully quiet around here--son's school and wife's employer are not so much with the civilization.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:54 PM
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Since I wasn't likely to be doing any work anyway, I'm kind of glad today is a state holiday. Rather civilized. But awfully quiet around here--son's school and wife's employer are not so much with the civilization.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:54 PM
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Fuck. How did that happen?


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 1:55 PM
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Where are my leaked exit poll numbers, darnit? I need a fix!

Alright Spike, but this is to go no farther than here:

Obama 203, McCain 19.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 2:14 PM
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Fuck. How did that happen?

The usual way, I expect.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 2:15 PM
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My Hebrew's a little rusty, but I believe it says "History shows that a naive and weak foreign policy has resulted in tragic outcomes for the Jewish people."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 2:20 PM
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Best I could come up with was alleged Colorado exit polling - 52 Obama, 47 McCain.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 2:21 PM
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Please tell me one of you NY unfoggeders has gotten your free sex toy in return for voting? I'm dying to know what the "maverick" is like, and I'm really jealous of the free silver bullet. So much better than a cup of coffee, y'all.


Posted by: wrenae | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:39 PM
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53: Thanks for calling my attention to that! There's a Babeland in my neighborhood. Yay.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:43 PM
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Attention:

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

OK, that's better. Some election stress relieved. You may now return to your regularly scheduled cock jokes.


Posted by: Chopper | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:47 PM
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Tutu is Hawaiian for Grandma, in a nickname way.

So Tut and Gramps were his grandparents! What about Ray and Choom Gang?


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:50 PM
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They're saying the lines in Detroit are five hours long. This is fucked up.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:53 PM
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FIVE HOURS LONG?

Seems to me that maybe these places that had early voting for a week because the limited number of polling stations would otherwise be swamped, should have taken the Pennylvania approach instead and INCREASED the number of polling stations.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 3:56 PM
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So much better than a cup of coffee, y'all.

We went to Ben and Jerry's, only to find a sign saying that the free cone event doesn't start until 5:00. BOO.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:09 PM
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A café in sf is giving away a free bottle of beer to voters, but you have to order something else to get in on it.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:11 PM
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And so it begins. First polls have just closed in KY and IN.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:12 PM
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C and I have made ourselves comfortable and are settled down for a late night. Fingers crossed for you all.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:25 PM
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The other election thread is totally lame.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:26 PM
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36: The dots are not for illiterates, although they do aid non-native speakers/children in understanding words; actually, most hebrew speakers nowadays don't even know the rules governing the exact use of the dots ('nikud'). Every edition of poetry in hebrew, though, has them, for reasons esoteric and complex (don't know why, really).
Happy election, y'all! Hope Israel will follow in your footsteps to sanity..


Posted by: Uri | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:42 PM
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YEAH! Vigo County Indiana is in the house with 36% of precincts reporting and Obama up. Go Vigo County.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:50 PM
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Vigo County, IN now at 54% with Obama still leading. YEAH! Come on Vigo County , you can do it, you can be the first Obama county to report in the USA.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:55 PM
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Come on Vigo, now at 69%, with Obama still up. But ass-licking Steuben County is at 68% reporting with a McCain lead. DAMN YOU STEUBEN.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 4:59 PM
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Vigo is a good sign it went 53-46 Bush in '04, now at 57-42 Obama with 80% in. Terre Haute in the county and Indiana State. who did Larry Bird support?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:17 PM
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And Steuben running 10% points ahead of 2004 as well.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:18 PM
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Where does one find the county-by-county 2004 numbers, Stormcrow?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:21 PM
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Vigo is now at 80% reporting with Obama up by 57%. Rural Indiana is looking amazingly good given that Indianapolis and Gary haven't started to come in yet. Obama neck and neck. Vigo County!!!!!!

For those wondering why I'm trolling this, a quote:

"The county is one of the best bellwether regions for voting U.S. presidential elections; it has voted for the winning candidate in every election since 1960."


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:25 PM
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I have them on CNN
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/pages/results/states/IN/P/00/county.000.html

For instanc eis beginning of Indiana table.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:26 PM
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70: You can find those numbers here.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:27 PM
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Whoa. CNN has some hologram technology that's actually pretty sweet. The future has arrived, once again.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:28 PM
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Cosma actually has any data you might want about anything ever.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:30 PM
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71: Only caution on Vigo is that it has Indiana State in it. So youth vote and all that, although Terre Haute is a big enough city that the school does not dominate results.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:31 PM
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72: beaten by Stormcrow.

75: Actually, I hate data, but I hated that damn 2004 red-blue map more.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:33 PM
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Fuck Michele Norris.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:37 PM
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Obama also running 10 poijnts ahead in Chesterfield County Virginia (Richmond suburbs). In very rural Virginia & Kentucky counties - he is running about even with Kerry. (Obama must be underperforming in those because they think he is a flipflopper.... that's it.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:38 PM
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78: Jesus, don't watch TV or listen to the radio!! You could get seriously hurt that way.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:40 PM
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78: Jesus, don't watch TV or listen to the radio!! You could get seriously hurt that way.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:40 PM
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Someone on MSNBC was saying that Republicans expect Elizabeth Dole to lose. I think the NC polls are still open, so that probably doesn't mean anything.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:42 PM
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80/81: Streaming audio, actually. I'm still too fond of my Macbook to fling it across the room, but it's getting tougher. OTOH, the news is sounding good enough that that helps.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:44 PM
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If Obama won 48% of whites in IN, he won the state.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:47 PM
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I am getting 7-12% spreads on most counties, Kerry to Obama, but really rural Kentucky and Virginia it is more like 0-4% (still Obama gaining).


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:58 PM
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Fuck it.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:58 PM
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what's going to happen, unfogged?

Tell me everything will be OK


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:59 PM
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Stormcrow, you work fast. It does look like he's running at least 10 points ahead in the white parts of Indiana.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 5:59 PM
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what's going to happen, unfogged?

Tell me everything will be OK


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:00 PM
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I'm fucking bored already. Doesn't anything interesting ever happen.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:01 PM
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Everything is cool, man! Forrest Whittaker robocalled me at 7:10 pm!

max
['C'mon Indiana.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:02 PM
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David Gregory's suit makes him look like he should be carrying a violin case.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:02 PM
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91: That is awesome.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:02 PM
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87 - Ogged's going to get cancer, then recover, then fall for a lifeguard and abandon us to an uncaring world. There will be cake.


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:05 PM
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93: That's (good) organization. Canvassed twice today!

max
['A poll still might be open!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:06 PM
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Danny Glover robocalled me in 2004 to ask me to vote Kucinich in the primary. I think the call was probably aimed at the previous holder of that university-assigned phone number.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:06 PM
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I wish forrest whittaker would robocall me

All I have is wolf blitzer and bill bennet and this bottle here


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:07 PM
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One minute to the closing.

max
['Watch 'em roll in.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:10 PM
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Instant call on PA. Obama wins the presidency.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:11 PM
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Kobe wins!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:12 PM
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Who called PA?

max
['South Carolina has honky solidarity.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:14 PM
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MSNBC


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:14 PM
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NBC


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:15 PM
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And NPR.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:15 PM
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Which of youse had the PA bet?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:16 PM
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And ABC.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:16 PM
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C has retired to bed. Just you and me now, internet.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:16 PM
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I'm eating a jalapeño to keep calm. NH and Penn down! Bam, bam!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:18 PM
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Shaheen called in NH.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:18 PM
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I believe that Halford bet that O would take PA, and that Mary Catherine was his counterparty.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:19 PM
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99: Woo! Hoo! Can I cry yet?


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:19 PM
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110 -- Yep. MC owes some deserving kids in South Central LA some cash. Or, just send it to me!


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:20 PM
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Obama has to win one of OH, VA, FL, NC, IN, or two out of three of CO, NM, NV. Any of those called and it's official.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:20 PM
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PA call. Those motherfuckers better have it solid. CNN has not called it yet.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:20 PM
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Fox just called New Hampshire for Obama!

max
['Woo hoo!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:24 PM
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CNN showing McCain election night party being entertained by the Phoenix Boys' Choir right now.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:24 PM
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Crap, I've only got one beer. I may have to break into the liquor.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:24 PM
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I just put in 2 1/2 hrs of GOTV. I'd rather go to the dentist.

Someone on TV should mention that the odds are about 30 to 1 against McCain, and should say what SP said in 113. But they won't.

I'm following the Senate and House, and the long-shot Presidential states like GA and AZ.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:25 PM
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I habe a code, can't drink. Bah.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:25 PM
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Bobby Jindal in 2012!


Posted by: Carlo Valdonoci | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:25 PM
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Shaheen machine!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:26 PM
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Kay hagan trouncing dole, says cnn

Yes! There is no God after all


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:27 PM
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Time to go across the street and buy some beer. This is all still too stressful. Agreed that those fuckers better be right about PA. Though I think they might be. Still, can't take the disappointment. And I really want to see the Indianans and other erstwhile Reds stick the motherfucking knife through the Republican party.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:28 PM
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Oh, Fox: Hagen over Dole, big.

max
['Fox also discussing why, shockingly, the voters haven't blamed the Democrats for the last two years.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:28 PM
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Hagan called over Dole in NC. Apo's on the floor passed out.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:28 PM
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What is happening in Virginia? I'm not in front of a tv.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:28 PM
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119: SP, drink the cheap booze, you won't taste the difference.


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:29 PM
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Obama is gonna win PA, it's just that CNN is lagging and I can't find MSBNC channel.

max
['Damn it, I should watch TV more.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:29 PM
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126: Senate race called for Warner (says AP, maybe others).


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:30 PM
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127: You can trust him, he's a doctor.


Posted by: MJN | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:33 PM
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Question 1 in MA blown out of the water.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:35 PM
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Fox calling Sheenan over Sununu, refusing to call PA, due to localism there.

Also, McConnell in Kentucky.

max
['O leading in FL, behind in VA, still.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:37 PM
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AP has called MO Gov. for Jay Nixon, the Democrat. A good thing.


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:38 PM
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123: To me, it's more amazing than stressful. I never thought I would see the day. My earliest memory of anything real related to civil rights (as opposed to stuff studied in the classroom) was the Little Rock school desegregation in 1957, when I was 16.

Getting kids into class then required the 101st Airborne. That Obama got this far half a century later boggles my mind, much less that he could very well become the president.

And, he's articulate.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:38 PM
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MSNBC called PA based on what? I looked at the story on their site, and it doesn't say. The PA SoS doesn't show any reporting at all yet.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:40 PM
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133, woo!

My dad informs me that my mother didn't vote, which had to have helped with that.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:40 PM
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Hey guys, I'm at HQ. They're handing tickets to the rally out like gobstoppers. I've got a couple spare. Anyone want them and able to make it downtown in the next hour or two?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:41 PM
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Fox has finally called PA for Obama. Also calling Hagan over E Dole. No little blue electoral pills for Liddy!


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My kids had some awesome election commentary earlier that I videotaped, I have to put it up some time. Example- "Obama will win Arkansas because it's on top of Louisiana." Kid could have been an analyst for the Clinton campaign.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:42 PM
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BYE LIDDY AHAHAHAHAHA


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:42 PM
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136: Blume, where are your folks? I'm in KC


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:42 PM
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Fox NOW calling PA for Obama. (Also IL for O., Ark. for McCain... damn!) Kerry win in MA. Pryor (D) wins in Ark.

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['Only a pentabox on CNBC.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:43 PM
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The suicide watch at the Corner is teh awesome.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:45 PM
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141: They're about halfway between Columbia and St. Louis along I-70.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:45 PM
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Booooo Georgia!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:46 PM
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Georgia for McCain, darnit.

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['CNBC calls Alabam for McCain.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:47 PM
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I get CBC here. Probably I'd hate those guys too if I knew them, but a lot of the US guys make me gag. Not just Fox -- Shields, Stephanopolous, Matthews.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:48 PM
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144: Thanks, Blume.


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:48 PM
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CNN calls finally PA.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:50 PM
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CNN finally calls PA for Obama.

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['Obama still ahead in FL!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:52 PM
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Jesus. It's going to happen. This just makes me smile.

Also: Curried sweet potato soup with a swirl of yogurt and chopped cilantro.

Playing: The soundtrack to Until the End of the World, which I hadn't even chosen myself.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:53 PM
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So I guess networks call some states based purely on exit polls, even with zero results?


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:55 PM
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the senate races are not looking good


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:55 PM
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For VA, Richmond hasnt reported. It will be overwhelming Obama. neither has Va Beach.


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I think Fox called GA for Chambliss. Fucker.
It seems like NBC has the fastest trigger on calls, in both directions- they called GA for McCain first.


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154: Or Fairfax County, hardly.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 6:57 PM
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Still amused to see N. Dakota listed as a battleground state.


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Housing prices in ND have been skyrocketing and people want Obama to do something about it. The $10,000 home is a thing of the past.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:01 PM
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McCain's goose almost cooked.

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Virginia, Indiana, and Georgia aren't looking as good as I'd hoped. Hopefully this will change as more of the count comes in.


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by my scientific polling method (looking out of my window), east london are not on the whole sitting up late watching for the results: apart from the prostitutes' flats i can hardly see any lights on at all

though people might be listening to little radios under the bedclothes -- i wouldn't see that

my immediate neighbour is playing 20 jazz records, so he might be up late for results

a very noisy mouse is gnawing on something on the other side of the room


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I don't want all this "battleground states too close to call" bullshit. I want to read headlines about a MOTHERFUCKING LANDSLIDE.


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Really slow returns up by Chicago in Indiana. But O. is keeping it close with most of the red counties in.

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161: The update from East London is possibly my favorite thing on this thread so far.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:08 PM
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my immediate neighbour is playing 20 jazz records,

Simultaneously?

Lake County, IN, still at 0% reporting. There is hope. TPM and Kos remind us that Webb's win in 06 came late.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:08 PM
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Chris Matthews is an asshole. That asshole has been interviewing DeLay, also clearly an asshole. So, some form of teh buttsexxor on MSNBC.

Fox shocked and horrified to suspect the US is actually a center-left country.

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['Oopsie.']


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I also love the East London update.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:10 PM
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Note that by "Webb's win" I am referring to VA, lest anyone think me thinking him from IN.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:10 PM
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Fox calling New Mexico, Wisconsin for O. North Dakota for McCain. O gets Minn, Michigan.


HOT DMN! OHIO FOR OBAMA!

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['WOOOOOOOOOOO!']


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Hmm, so much for ND being a swinger.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:12 PM
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CNN calls RI for Obama! WOOOOOO!


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woooooooooooooooooooooooo buckeyes!


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166: Fox shocked and horrified to suspect the US is actually a center-left country.

Why does America hate America?

Unless there is a big boom in turnout in Lake (Gary) County, I think McCain ekes out Indiana. (But remember it was 60-39 for Bush in 2004).


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169- sez who?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:13 PM
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Fox calls Ohio for Obama, Game Over!


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:13 PM
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SHIT. Scratch that, fox fucked up and called Ohio for O for like 15 seconds.

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['Wardrobe failure. Brett Hume, doddering.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:13 PM
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ABC calls Georgia for McCain. Sigh.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:15 PM
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Fox calls NM for Obama. One of CO, NV, FL, OH, NC, IN, VA for the win.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:16 PM
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CNN already calling the end of racism in America. Bill Bennett tells blacks to stop whining about an un-level playing field.


Posted by: mrh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:18 PM
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Chambliss wins in Georgia. Shit. Udall wins in New Mexico.

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['Britt Hume gaying it up on Fox.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:20 PM
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Damn Mitch McConnell. Yes, I knew it was going to happen, but: grrrr.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:22 PM
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CNN interrupts Dr. Evil to finally call Georgia for O.

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['Sloooowwwwwwww.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:23 PM
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You mean for McCain, max?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:25 PM
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For McCain. Yeah. Tired.

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['Virginia finally closing the gap, almost tied now.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:27 PM
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McCain's margin is down to 1 point in VA. Another nailbiter, folks.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:28 PM
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At this point, one more significant contested state for Obama and he wins it. Who wants to bet the networks will avoid calling any of them for as long as possible?


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MSNBC says AZ is too close to call. Pretty please?


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YES! OK! FOX calls Ohio for Obama!

WOOO WOOO WOOO!

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['Excuse previous premature wooing.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:29 PM
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I must say I like the old-timey state abbreviations the NYT uses.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:30 PM
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mitch & saxbee both winn...


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:30 PM
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also, lol@tom delay saying nanci pelosi will rule washington and barack better get in line


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:31 PM
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That's the ballgame, thanks for coming, everyone.


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I'm not sure I understnd CNN's methodology. Currently they've called Michigan for Obama, based on these results:

Obama 193,241 48%
McCain 204,715 51%

Huh?


Posted by: Brock Landers | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:32 PM
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THE MAC IS ON HIS BACK!


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:32 PM
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What's with that CASSOULEt sign in times square?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:33 PM
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smnbc says ohio FTW!


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:33 PM
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CBS agrees on OH!


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:34 PM
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Fox guy says there has been major divergence between exit polls in VA and actual returns.

max
['Love those voting machines.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:34 PM
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['Excuse previous premature wooing.']

Premature wooing is the nectar.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:35 PM
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Ok, so we know that Obama is gonna win at 9:25.

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['Now waiting for the final ball drop.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:36 PM
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MSNBC winking and nudging and saying McCain can't win.

LA called for McCain.

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:37 PM
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Smoke up, pot decriminalized in MA by 30 points!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:37 PM
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O-MOTHERFUCKIN'-HIO!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:41 PM
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Cue The Pretenders in 3.. 2.. 1..


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No 60 seats for the dems.


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202: Pot delivered by repurposed greyhounds, no less, if current trends are to be believed.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:44 PM
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Official network call will be 11pm when CA, OR, WA close. Set the Tivo.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:45 PM
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Yes! I was just about to ask about Question 2.

I'm bummed that Susan Collins seems to have won Maine. She votes with all the Repubs in Congress, but people in Maine don't know it. I understand holding on to Olympia Snowe who is an effective Senator, because Collins is just dumb.

Allen has represented half the state (the southern liberal part), so it's not like he was unknown.

Wolf calls Ohio for Obama!


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Premature wooing is the nectar.

Truly, a seminal statement.

Fox guy saying that D majority in House and Senate very liberal, have shown now inclination to bipartisanship, moderate and conservative Democrats almost extinct, and that it's up to Obama to moderate the viciously liberal congresscritters.

max
['Also, Britt Hume saying that the ultra-liberal Obama of this campaign may not be the real Obama.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:46 PM
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VA closing. Margin now


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:48 PM
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Margin now?!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:48 PM
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Fuck. Margin now < 8000 votes.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:49 PM
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matthews: "obama will have toruble governing because he still hasn't won working class whites tonite"


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:49 PM
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Screw you, Matthews. Ohio just ate McCain's ass.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:51 PM
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People still in line in Florida. Sheesh.

Shit, VA, now just 7000 votes of diff, with 74% reporting.

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['Almost there.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:54 PM
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Screw you, Matthews. Ohio just ate Fucked McCain's ass.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:54 PM
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Yay! We got o-HI-o! For the muthafukin' WIN!


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matthews: "obama will have toruble governing because he still hasn't won working class whites tonite"

What does a black man winning the presidency in a landslide with substantial turnover in Congress equal?

A center-right country in which you'd better not govern too liberally.


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I was nervous earlier today. Okay, until about fifteen minutes ago. But Ohio! We're done! (or should be).


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 7:59 PM
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Yeah, but he hasn't won McManus.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:00 PM
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How many electoral votes does McManus have?


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JMcQ: "obama will have toruble governing because he still hasn't won bob mcmanus tonite"


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:02 PM
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obama will have toruble governing

Sigh. Ain't it the truth.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:02 PM
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VA margin down to 1000 in favor of McCain with 78% reporting.

FL closing up.

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['Damn.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:03 PM
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He will have to Ruble governing, meaning that he will have to conduct all government transactions in Rubles.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:04 PM
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Obama moves ahead by 8k in VA with 88% reporting!

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['Woo!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:05 PM
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O now ahead 8,000 votes in VA.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:05 PM
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225: See? Commie. McCain was right.


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Uh oh, McCain took Texas. The Mac is back!


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229: Heebie clearly didn't canvass enough. And who knows who mcmanus ended up voting for.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:07 PM
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O now down just 8k in IN, but we're running out of blue precincts, it seems.


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THE MAC IS ON HIS BACK!
WHICH IS WHY EVERY. SENIOR. CITIZEN. SHOULD. HAVE. LIFE. ALERT.


Posted by: OPINIONATED C EVERETT COOP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:08 PM
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Fairfax County not completely counted. I'm thinking we might have VA.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:09 PM
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No...

Not texas...

If we've lost texas, we've lost utah, it's all over


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:09 PM
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Iowa called for O. O. very close in Indiana.

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['Texas finally drops for McCain.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:11 PM
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MSNBC has just reported that John McCain has went to bed.


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prostitutes' lights all out now

neighbour's bechet records silent (or turned very quiet)

the mouse has gone to bed, and so shall i

"arizona is the portillo" as we say in hackney

goodnight unfogged! happy guy fawkes day!


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:13 PM
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Arizona too close to call!

This is the kind of election I like.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:13 PM
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OK, listening to John Lewis on NPR almost makes up for Michele Fucking Norris and Mara Fucking Liasson.


Posted by: Not Prince Hamlet | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:13 PM
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Bill bennet looks so sour

More even than usually


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:14 PM
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Mara Liasson is alway on Fox condoning their shitty shit. So, she can go sit on a tack.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:15 PM
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(mccain, the mouse and i)


Posted by: tierce de lollardie | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:15 PM
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la la la.


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Shit, still a solid south. Wicker won. But McCain camp is admitting they've lost on the QT but saying it's all cool, it's not their fault!

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:16 PM
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O-man ahead in FL & NC. Holy crap are there a fuck of a lot of people in Grant Park.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:16 PM
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Virginia is the former home of the Capital of the Confederacy. If it goes to Obama Jefferson Davis will be pissed. Just sayin'


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:16 PM
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NC and VA are about equally close. I thought that the margin in VA would be bigger.

Any news on Franken?


Posted by: Bostoniangirl | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:18 PM
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HEY REPUBLICANS! YOUR BASE DOESN'T EVEN INCLUDE ALL THE RACISTS. START OVER.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:18 PM
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Franken up by ~15000, not many precincts in yet.


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MSNBC has just reported that John McCain has went to bed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:21 PM
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I need to stop eating Halloween candy.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:22 PM
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MSNBC has just reported that John McCain has went tohe bed.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:22 PM
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Some right winger on on CBS: "It is important that we demonstrate that conservatism can be functional." heeheehee...


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Obama up 30k in VA with 85% reporting.


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Everytime I see the all-lower-case comments from 'tierce de lollardie', I think "this is a strange thing for read to write... oh."

I want to be in Grant Park right now. Why did I not book a ticket for today? So stupid.


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Go down there, essear. Doesn't matter if you can get close!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:28 PM
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Chris Shays loses! Woo!

O. ahead in NC, Va and FL, still behind in IN. If all four go for Obama, that's it, I think.

Matthews: Obama not winning bigger due to negrotude.

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['BLACK! BLACK! He's black! It's shocking! Wait! He's still black! Oh, the humanity!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:29 PM
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260: I'm about 800 miles away? I mean, why did I not book a flight? I had considered it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:29 PM
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A black man can't win the presidency, max. If this election's proved one thing, that's it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:30 PM
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262: drive! drive! It'll go all night!


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but he skips a line, Essear
i'm eating caramel candies and watching the elections very attentively, was not commenting coz there is proverb 'where felt is made there's no need for a dog'


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Driving at the moment woudl be ill-advised. I've had more than a bit of wine.


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a


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:33 PM
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Fred Barnes is waxing poetic about Sarah Palin on Fox News right now.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:33 PM
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This is (believe it or not) closer than I thought it would be. Props to Pennsylvania (Mom and Sis came through). Come on VA!


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I picked the wrong week to quit drinking.


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where felt is made there's no need for a dog

New mouseover text!


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I'm not surprised by the electoral margins, but the popular vote seems really close. (50.5/48) What's that about? (other than the lack of CA, I suppose.)


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Murtha holds on to his seat, proving that calling your constituents racist doesn't necessarily mean you'll lose your seat.

Lots of anchorladies on the tee-vee tonight wearing purple, presumably to indicate that they are not favoring red or blue, because red and blue together make purple see?


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CO abortion ban fails. SD abortion ban fails. Prop 8 is the big one left.


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Connecticut Fourth for the Forces of Light!


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:38 PM
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CO abortion ban fails. SD abortion ban fails.

Oh, thank god.


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I really want Florida to go for Obama, as some sort of vindication or something. But my honey drew me a representation of the fucked-up ballot they've come up with this year---the "connect the boxes, don't put checks in boxes!" ballot---and they're fucked. Just fucked.


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The line to get election results here is very very long (MSNBC / Roc Center).


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Florida's looking awfully good so far.


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Ohio is nice, but ideally what I would like now is for somehow rick santorum to lose his seat all over again

All stunned and flanked by his freaked-out family again

That's what I'd like


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I passed a Yes on 8 table today and was shocked by the sudden violence of the anger I felt for the college kids sitting there. I wanted to grab them and yell at them and shake them.


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Franken's doing well, Bachmann unfortunately also is, Madia is not doing well. About 15% in, no idea as to where the votes are coming from.


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Let your hate grow strong, Blume.


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Obama leads by 48k in VA with 90% of precincts reporting. It's coming down to Fairfax County (my county!) which is leaning Obama quite heavily.


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Chris Shays is gone.


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this is very touching


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538's projections have held up well so far. Nate Silver is so getting laid tonight.

Surprise, surprise, Tim Mahoney loses. Dick. I think that's the only R gain.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:47 PM
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Okay, South Dakota called for McCain by NBC.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:48 PM
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Man I'm tired. I ditched the campaign-workers party in favor of going back to Dr. Oops's and putting my feet up. I spent all day knocking on doors, culminating with a final high-speed scavenger hunt for Obama supporters who hadn't yet voted after 7 pm.

Elizabeth Township had some artisanally hand-massaged voters, let me tell you. We contacted the identified Obama supporters three times each this weekend.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:48 PM
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God, I wish Brokaw would stop pretending McCain still has a chance, worried about where McCain will make up the one EV if he loses Omaha. People will watch until 11 for the official call, there's no need to be stupid. (Katie Couric too.)
Tick, tock...


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289: you did it though, LB! If not for you they would have had to wait 10 or so minutes after the polls closed to call PA.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:50 PM
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Tweety: A black man can't win the presidency, max.

Concise and condensed Chris Matthews: There's going to be a black president named President Black in the Black House! Holy shit!

Concise and condensed Chris Matthews #2: Tom DeLay, you are like the biggest hater I've ever met, and I totally get a massive hardon for that hate hate hate, so please tell me why are you such a fabulous and wonderful wonderful hater and hurry before I blow my wad here on national TV.

Clearer Britt Hume: the Republicans are getting their asses kicked, but we're all on so much valium here in the studio, we don't care. Plus, we're all still wondering if Barack Obama isn't actually Alan Keyes in a mask. I think we all know that Alan Keyes is the only black person who could really convince America to vote for a black man. Boy, wouldn't the Democrats be surprised then?

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['True colors, heh heh.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:51 PM
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Fox calls Virginia for Obama! WOOO WOOO!

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['Yay!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:52 PM
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Britt Hume is bitterly calling VA for Obama.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:52 PM
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Hmm, Fox withdraws the call of MS-Sen for Wicker. 60 may be possible after all...


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:53 PM
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Let your hate grow strong, Blume.

Then I did a backflip while jumping up to a ledge above them. Then they cut off my hand. Good thing I had already voted!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:56 PM
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NBC is talking with some Presidential historian instead of talking about VA. C'mon, Brian Williams! Give me VA results!


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 8:56 PM
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Obama ahead 57k in VA with 91% of precincts reporting. Much of the remainder is in Fairfax County, which trends strongly Democratic. I think it's safe to call VA for the Sekrit Mooslim.


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What's that about?
Cities report late compared to more rural areas and Obama gets his huge margins from cities.


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268: Fred Barnes is waxing poetic about Sarah Palin on Fox News right now.

Oh please don't throw me into that briar bush rally around Palin, Republicans. That would be terrible for us, you'll fucking crush us in 2012. I'm scared, very scared.


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NPR too calls VA. IN still a nail-biter; it looks as though most of the remaining vote is in Obama territory.


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You mean he gets his margins from the fake America.


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297: Right on, Jack!


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268: Fred Barnes is waxing poetic about Sarah Palin on Fox News right now.

FAZ liveblog about Palin:

Will eigentlich niemand etwas über Sarah Palin sagen? Doch, endlich, bei Fox News wird sie gewürdigt. Die Medien, sagen die Medienleute von Fox, waren schuld, dass sie mit einem derart schlechten Image durch den Wahlkampf hetzen musste. Dabei ist sie beim religiösen, wertkonservativen Kern der Republikaner doch so gut angekommen. Der kann sie dann in vier Jahren wieder zum Wahltanz bitten.

I like the dig about the media at Fox.


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Poor areas in big cities report late. Florida is gonna drop soon. I don't think NC is gonna go our way, unless they are mainly behind in black precincts.

Not liking the voting machines at all.

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:01 PM
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11 pm ET coming up. Get ready to stick that fork in McCain.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:04 PM
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304 in Babel Fish:

Does nobody want to actually say to something about Sarah Palin? But, finally, at Fox News it is appreciated. The media, say the medium people of Fox, were debt that them had to rush with such a bad image by the election campaign. It arrived nevertheless so good with the religious, worth-conservative core of the republicans. That can ask it then in four years again to the choice dance.


Posted by: Funky Clod | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:06 PM
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Obama moves ahead in Indiana. Finally!

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['Woo woo!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:06 PM
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Ha. Germans are so good at those deadpan digs.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:07 PM
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Josh Marshall has degenerated into a giddy stand-up routine. Right now he's asking, "Why can't Obama close the deal?"


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:07 PM
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Wow, the look on Rachel Maddow's face as Chris Matthews blathers on about Obama being black is just priceless.


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This has been a great victory for nonpartisanship, moderation, and centrism, but there's a grave risk that the worthless, criminal Democrats will fail to understand that.


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OBAMA WINS! OBAMA WINS! OBAMA WINS!

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['WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:10 PM
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Past 270, biznatch!!!!!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:11 PM
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Delurking to say ...

YAY!


Posted by: Meanie Greenie | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:11 PM
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Wait, wins what?


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Holy shit, the Democratic challenger Tom Perriello up by a mere 500 votes with 97% in! God I hope he beats Virgil Goode.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:12 PM
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Wait, wins what?

A NEW CAR!

max
['Barack Obama, c'mon down!']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:13 PM
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FUCK YEAH! Thanks to everyone on here who volunteered, donated, cajoled, or simply voted.


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I counsel despair.


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291: 289: you did it though, LB! If not for you they would have had to wait 10 or so minutes after the polls closed to call PA.

Yeah this is the story. Pennsylvania was the McCain-Palin closing strategy state (it's "down" to 13% margin right now).

My thighs are still burning. My last area was in some of those tight little valleys with a bunch of houses in places where only a 'burgher would build 'em. And then they'd have 20 steps up to the front door from the road. Literally the last one had the door 3 stories up. I split the difference.


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Yay.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:15 PM
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VA, FL called for Obama.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:16 PM
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Congratulations!


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Fucking awesome. Hasn't sunk in yet.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:17 PM
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John Lewis is doing a good job.


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Musgrave is gone.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:19 PM
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I swear to you, I just watched Keith Olbermann say that Obama's election is a repudiation of 200 years of American tyranny. I need to see that again to be sure I heard what I thought I heard.


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I couldn't resist the urge to go outside and set off firecrackers, but people appear to be sleeping, so I only blew up one.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:19 PM
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John Lewis made me cry. People outside here are shouting and waving in the street, honking their horns.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:21 PM
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YAY!!! Time for more wine!!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:22 PM
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I hope that Maddow and Olbermann manage to disappear Chris Matthews.

Gregory is more vulnerable than Matthews, but less obnoxious.

To say nothing of Scarborough.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:23 PM
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321: True. Allegheny County is a hilly, hilly, hilly place.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:24 PM
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Yeah, I'm going to have to take a shot. And I hate shots.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:24 PM
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Obama plans to bring the country together. No mention of the hog farm he'll need if he wants to accomplish this task. I'll be there for them, though.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:26 PM
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Also: time to de-friend all the random high school acquaintances who just posted facebook status mesages about praying for America's troubled future and how the country has turned away from god.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:26 PM
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Ah yes, the 23-year-old Guatemalan rum.... forgot I still had that.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:27 PM
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Holy shit, I am actually feeling proud to be an American.


Posted by: Cosma | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:29 PM
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Well, CNN web site has choked but last time I say, Obama had jumped ahead in NC.

Re: Becks' shame at America's lousy voting system: it's pathetic that California put O. over the top, because FL, IN and MO were still out. That's fucking ridiculous.

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:29 PM
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NBC panned over Jesse Jackson's face in the crowd. His face was scrunched up, cheeks all wet with tears. It was beautiful.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:29 PM
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McCain's party is invite-only. I guess they didn't want the rubes calling out "kill him" about the next President of the United States.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:29 PM
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Oh this is good, McCain supporters remain classless in defeat.


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:30 PM
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McCain's concession is, so far, the best speech I've heard him give.


Posted by: MJN | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:31 PM
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337: Port Ellen '74. Paid a dollar a year for it.


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:32 PM
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David Brooks was looking sicklier than usual. He did his small best to put some kind of creepy little curse on Obama, though.

McCain seems to be conceding in a pretty decent way, beyond the call of duty.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:33 PM
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Good ol' McCain. Yes, he's an asshole, but unlike Bush, he really is an American patriot.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:35 PM
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did maccain just joke that he's going to buy the farm pretty soon?


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:35 PM
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Did Ted Stevens win? I wonder if Palin would run for his seat in a special election.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:36 PM
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Maybe the rubes bought some tickets from a scalper and got in after all.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:37 PM
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And the booing resumes. They really are assholes.


Posted by: MJN | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:37 PM
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Goooooo Stanley's slacker roommate! Way to deliver Virginia!##!@!@#


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:38 PM
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did bush just say "congratulation to you and your good bride"

?


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:40 PM
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This better be a fucking good speech, Barry.


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God, I would've been ashamed of that crowd of supporters, were they mine. He's up there doing this big self-consciously gracious speech, and the fuckers are booing.


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346: Now there is a distinction without a difference.

Anyway, congratulations my newly minted socialist siblings.


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:41 PM
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God, I would've been ashamed of that crowd of supporters, were they mine.

I got the impression he was indeed.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:45 PM
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Is the minister going to end with God Damn America?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:45 PM
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and most of the speech was 'thanks supporters, you're great."


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:45 PM
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Does this mean we have a mandate for socialism?


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:46 PM
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WWooooooooo Nevada!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:47 PM
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I, for one, welcome our new socialist overlords.

Holy shit, I'm crying, and that doesn't happen often.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:49 PM
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Looks like probably more Bachmann. She's been steady at +4%. It's a pretty homogeneous district, I think. Madia doesn't look so good either.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:49 PM
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Damn, but North Carolina is going down to the wire. Obama up 28,000 with 95% in!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:50 PM
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Ooh, a message from Barack: "I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first."

To me!!! first!


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:51 PM
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Since McManus isn't here to weep bitter tears at the rise of Whirly-Eyed Fascism and the dawning of Obama's boot grinding into a human face for eternity... I shall weep for him.

But I do love that Obama has a gaggle of opening acts warming the crowd up for his speech. Good showmanship.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:51 PM
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dawning *spectacle* of Obama's boot


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:52 PM
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Feh. Krauthammer on Fox: '...I don't think we've ever had a president in the White House....[long pause]... as untested and unknown as Barack Obama.'

Ok, so the R media ops have been setting up for the loss and are trying to play that for Obama to be a good president he must unite the country in an R agenda. So the election continues.... for four years.

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:53 PM
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364- They should have taken the "please donate" off the bottom of the template first.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:53 PM
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Prepare to hear a lot of "this is still a centre-right country."


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366: also the boot is stomping on a human face forever.

I can't wait. I hope there are hobnails!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:55 PM
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Obama is a Jonah Goldberg Fascist. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a daycare worker giving a toddler a bran muffin - forever. No boot.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:55 PM
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Ehere are people wtching the goings on in grant park?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:55 PM
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Wow, up in MT, IN, and NC now, JMM says MO may go Obama as well. Landslide, bitches!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:56 PM
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Bruce Schneier href="http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/road-to-270-illinois.html">Silver from last week:

Jubilation if and when Obama wins the Presidency, culminating in a rally in Chicago's Grant Park that may draw one million souls. It's not a Cubs' World Championship, but most Illinoisans will take it; what kind of odds could you have gotten in 1908 that a black dude would get elected president before the Cubs won the Series again?

via Making Light


Posted by: Dr Paisley | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:56 PM
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Ehere are people wtching the goings on in grant park?

WGN-9


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:56 PM
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I think that we should take a pool on Krauthammer's head exploding. A recent column was phoned in from never-never land.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:57 PM
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that doesn't help me. I need non-cable SF channels.


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369- Andy Hiller, to his credit, said that this mean this is now a center-left country. Sadly he then started babbling about how Hillary is not celebrating tonight.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:57 PM
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Justin "the English David Brooks" Webb just on Radio 4 sounding sooo out of it. Still thought his man stood a chance even yesterday.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 9:58 PM
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Keep your eye on the Maine House of Representatives District 32 - http://bangornews.com/electionresults.html

Its a toss up seat. Katherine Cassidy is the Democrat. She's also my sister....


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:00 PM
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Shit, apparently we're now being ruled from Kenya. I guess I should have looked at the Obama fellow more closely.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:02 PM
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Yeah, people are probably going apeshit in Kenya.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:03 PM
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377: We're watching it on the internet - MSNBC is streaming.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:03 PM
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Yeah, people are probably going apeshit in Kenya.

So, so racist.


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It would actually be fun to have a talking heads clown show with Krauthammer, Brooks, Kristol, and Jonah Goldberg on the panel, and a sly moderator egging them on. You could probably keep the fake birth certificate alive for awhile.


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I retract 378, now he's talking about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. Get out of the 90s, dude.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:05 PM
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On MSNBC they just showed Kenyans dancing in celebration. The African street!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:06 PM
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[i]imagine a daycare worker giving a toddler a bran muffin - forever.[/i]

Chilling.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:07 PM
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Has Sarah Palin conceded yet?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:08 PM
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365:I've been here, there, & everywhere all night.

I voted for Obama, as a continuation of 40 years of straight-ticket loyalty.

I just don't serve Obama.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:08 PM
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Hmm, Prop 8 up by 13 points with 15% reporting, but I don't know what parts of CA have reported.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:08 PM
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In socialist America, Obama serves you!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:09 PM
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I voted for Obama
wow, i knew it!


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:09 PM
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Okay, I'm bored. When's the next election? Is Italy having an election soon?


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:10 PM
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It would actually be fun to have a talking heads clown show with Krauthammer, Brooks, Kristol, and Jonah Goldberg on the panel, and a sly moderator egging them on.

Just put Chris Matthews in charge... he's a bipartisan racist.

max
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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:10 PM
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390: Oh, but you will serve him, padawan. Bran muffins.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:10 PM
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Bob McManus: I just don't serve Obama.

Soon the Winged McManus symbol will once again play across the clouds.

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Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:12 PM
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Obama's supporters get kudos for the (albeit faint) applause in response to the comments about McCain.


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394: Italy is *always* having an election soon.


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New puppy!


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He can get a greyhound from MA!


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394:New Zealand is next.


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394: New Zealand! This Saturday! Will be disappointing.


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Holy shit, I am actually feeling proud to be an American.

Yeah, I was thinking about buying a flag to hang from the porch tomorrow. You know, like an American flag.

I just walked to the store to grab some beer. Some neighbors outside celebrating invited me in for absinthe, and then a corpse reviver. I feel a glow now that seems appropriate to the occasion, and hereby declare that I will make absinthe my number one drink during the Obama administration.

The neighborhood is elated. People are whooping and shouting, beeping car horns and shooting off fireworks. One man stepped onto his porch and sang "Obama" to the tune of "Volare". It's raining, but the mood is good.

And now the acceptance speech. I don't care what McManus says, I like this guy.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:19 PM
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Everyone in my neighborhood is praying to Jesus for salvation. Too late, bitches.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:20 PM
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I don't care what McManus says, I like this guy.

In his speech, Obama still feels it's necessary to kiss up to the party of war and torture and exploitation. The party of George W Bush. I think he is sincere. I don't much like him.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:23 PM
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Yeah, I was thinking about buying a flag to hang from the porch tomorrow. You know, like an American flag.

Hey!! I think I have a flag in the basement. Came with the house. Hasn't flown since I've lived here. It will fly tomorrow.


Posted by: Di Kotimy | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:26 PM
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You lost a bet, bob. Get the fuck out of here. And in case you're wondering, I'm completely serious -- like a heart attack.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:26 PM
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The outstanding votes are on the balance in Franken-friendly areas. I think he'll pull it out. He's down 1%. Manana.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:27 PM
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Brilliant speech though: sombre, humble, hopeful.

The wingnuts will go nuts.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:30 PM
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Obama is so getting laid tonight.


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I am fucking crying uncontrollable listening to a speech by a politician.


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Brilliant speech though: sombre, humble, hopeful.

Agreed.


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The speech was astonishing. But, I mean, expected. What strange, wonderful times.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:35 PM
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Senate race called for Merkley in Oregon. One more, bitchez.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:41 PM
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Slept for a bit and woke up in time to see Obama's speech. Fantastic. The 6 year old woke up in the middle of it for a pee and came and found me - told her to watch carefully and remember. She was more interested in how you make flags.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:54 PM
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we need two more, and its not clear we will efen get one


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 10:54 PM
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Well, we got OR, and Minn is a draw. Georgia seems to be going to Chambliss and Alaska is just out, but I doubt Ted Stevens will win.

So, gonna miss by two seats, likely, unless Chambliss flips unexpectedly.

max
['It's the southern races that kept us from 60.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 11- 4-08 11:12 PM
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Actually, I rather like the Electoral College.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:26 AM
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Surprise, surprise, Tim Mahoney loses. Dick. I think that's the only R gain.

Tom Delay's seat goes back to being R too.

Also some guy in Louisiana beat the incumbent Dem.

Paul Kanjorski JUST BARELY hung on against celebrity racist mayor Lou Barletta. Kanjorski does not exactly have a lot of accomplishments for someone with 24 years in the House, and it would be no tragedy for him to lose, but not to that asshole.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:36 AM
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The primary challenger split the Lousiana vote. Combined, the incumbent Dem and the challenger had about the same number as the Republicans.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:38 AM
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Delurking, also, to say that it looks like Obama is taking North Carolina as well. That's where I'm from - I literally cannot believe it is happening, and it makes me want to cry, even though I'm sitting in a public place in another country where people are going to be very confused.

Nothing like watching the sun come up while the returns come in, though.


Posted by: sarabeth | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:44 AM
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What election? Is there an election today?

I spent the whole day canvassing searching for someone who would say this. Didn't find them.

Great speech.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:46 AM
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I literally cannot believe it is happening

This is great and sums up my reaction. A lot of friends went downtown to celebrate and hear a speech by our (pending recount?) new congressman, Perriello. I was tempted to walk the handful of blocks, but I'd rather just sit here and let it sink in. It's taking awhile.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:52 AM
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I was at an election watch party for most of the evening. When they called the election for Obama, I just couldn't believe it -- it's been clear for a while now that an Obama victory was likely, but seeing it happen was incredible. Pennsylvania! Ohio! Virginia! Florida! I can't believe this is real.

And then I came home to check the ballot measures, and it turns out that Cal. Prop 8 is ahead in the polls. And, OK, this is real. America still sucks.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 12:58 AM
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Or, I should say, California still sucks.* Virginia, Florida, and Ohio, you're still awesome in my book.

*Los Angeles County, why must you suck so very much? Big ups to Alameda and San Mateo, my old hometowns.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:00 AM
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The vote on 8 is getting much tighter. Know hope. This seems to be the best coverage.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:07 AM
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California's only half-reported, jms. Give them time before unleashing the full WTF, DOODZ.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:08 AM
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424: Periello knows a few friends of mine. I kicked down to him early on. Was happy to see him up.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:10 AM
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I'm also suspecting Obama's popular vote number to bump up a bit. Is this proud optimism?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:11 AM
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Are we discussing prop 8 here or in the other thread? Anyway, a lot of the east bay, Santa Clara county, and LA have not reported yet.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:11 AM
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suspecting s/b expecting

I blame wine...from California, no less!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:11 AM
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So can an awake Californian tell me what makes Mono and Alpine Counties different from their surrounding counties with respect to the #9 vote?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:17 AM
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I've been wondering the same thing, and I'm an awake Californian. Liberal employees of ski resorts? (Bear Valley, Mammoth, and a few others are in those counties, I think.)


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:25 AM
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Mono Lake is kind of a hippie enclave (as evidenced by all the Save Mono Lake bumper stickers you see around Berkeley).


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:39 AM
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The race seems to be ticking slowly towards NO on 8 with a lot of Bay-area counties still reporting.

What's the deal with LA County? They're only half in, too. And the initial numbers suggest a lot of people there. Presumably this is where L.A. is? Late-counting urban precincts? I know so little about you wacky Californians.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:46 AM
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Mono Lake is boring. Oh, look, brine shrimp or whatever.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:48 AM
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Unfogged is boring. Oh, look, ben w-lfs-n or whatever.


Posted by: brine shrimp | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:49 AM
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The whole Mono Lake, east side of the Sierras, 395 area is beautiful.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:52 AM
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Lots of Alameda county is in and the LA numbers haven't been changing. Looks like the margins in the No counties aren't going to be big enough and prop 8 will win. But I was just reading that vote by mail counting could go on for days, so.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 1:54 AM
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LA county inching towards no on prop 8.


Posted by: ebL | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 2:24 AM
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What election? Is there an election today?

I spent the whole day canvassing searching for someone who would say this. Didn't find them.

And at that spot PGD shall fix his Blackberry in the ground and make an offering to Poseidon.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11- 5-08 4:18 AM
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