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Ask a Vet - Super Tuesday
Author: TriSec    Date: 02/05/2008 11:23:32

Good Morning.

Today is our 1,784th day in Iraq.

We'll start today as we always do, with the latest casualty figures in the warron terra, courtesy of Antiwar.com:

American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 3945
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 3806
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 3484
Since Handover (6/29/04): 3087
Since Election (1/31/05): 2507

Other Coalition Troops: 307
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan: 482

We find this morning's Cost of War passing through: $491, 762, 500, 000.00

And now on to Super Tuesday.




Does your state vote today? If it does, did you?

Going into today's contest, I find myself in an unusual position. I'm still undecided. Despite everything, it turns out that those early primaries have retained their undue influence, and once again the rest of the country gets what these little, white, rural states have chosen for us.

As for me, once again I have the unpalatable choice of voting against someone. No knock on those of you that support her, but I said from the very beggining, 'I oppose anyone named Bush or Clinton winning the nomination; It's time for new blood.' As the candidates have fallen by the roadside, those that many of us could vote for have been left behind.

Hilary has been called 'the best Republican candidate' and I think a lot of us fear that she would maintain the status quo and not really change anything. As for Obama, Papa TriSec points out that he is not beholden to special interests...yet. But when they come calling with their money, that's when we could have the possibility of change, if he's strong enough to act on it.

In the end....we can go and vote and do our civic duty and hope like hell that the machine doesn't eat our votes.



In keeping with the election, we'll take a look at one more candidate's position on the Iraq war. We've seen the two Democratic front runners in recent weeks, so for comparison we'll look at the former governor of this Commonwealth today, Mitt Romney.
Confronting Radical Jihad

Jihadism – violent, radical, fundamental Islam – is this century’s nightmare. It follows the same dark path as last century’s nightmares: fascism and Soviet communism. Many still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam, specifically by those extremists who promote violent Jihad against the United States and the universal values Americans espouse. Yet, the consequences of ignoring this threat – such as a radicalized Islamic actor possessing nuclear weapons – are simply unacceptable.

CHALLENGE: Jihadism – violent, radical, fundamental Islam – is this century's nightmare. It follows the same dark path as last century’s nightmares: fascism and Soviet communism. Many still fail to comprehend the extent of the threat posed by radical Islam, specifically by those extremists who promote violent Jihad against the United States and the universal values Americans espouse. Yet the Jihad has been with us for some time.

Radical Islam has one goal: to replace all modern Islamic states with a worldwide caliphate while destroying the United States and converting all nonbelievers, forcibly if necessary, to a fundamentalist form of Islam.

GOVERNOR ROMNEY: "Today, we face a new generation of challenges, globally and here at home.We will do as Americans have always done: we will rise to the occasion.We have all that we need.We have technology, technology that would have been beyond the imagination of our grandparents.We have national wealth. And most important, we have the heart and passion of the American people - always the greatest source of our strength as a nation." (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At The George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library, 4/10/07)

*snip*



To meet today's challenges, we must mobilize and integrate all elements of national power in unstable areas where traditional civilian agencies cannot operate effectively and traditional military power alone cannot succeed.

Create A Special Partnership Force (SPF). The SPF will integrate all elements of national power under a new force with leadership drawn from a core group of our Army Special Forces trained to work with civilian governments and intelligence personnel to form a new capability that is:

* Focused on locally-targeted efforts to win support in the community while identifying, isolating and eliminating terrorist elements.
* Highly integrated and able to mobilize all elements of national power, including humanitarian and development assistance and rule of law capacity building.
* Closely coordinated in partnership with local governments.
* Intelligence driven.
* Agile and flexible in its operations.
* A sustainable effort in contested areas and sanctuaries of Jihadist groups.

Launch A New Type Of Marshall Plan Unifying Nonmilitary Sources Of Power To Support Moderate Muslims. As President, Governor Romney will call together our Middle East allies and the major nations of the developed world to establish a "Partnership for Progress and Prosperity."

This Partnership will assemble the resources of all developed nations to assure that threatened Islamic states have public schools, micro-credit and banking, the rule of law, human rights, basic health care, and competitive economic policies. Resources would be drawn from public and private institutions, and from volunteers and NGOs.

Strengthen Global Alliances. The failure of efforts such as the United Nations Human Rights Council has given multilateralism a bad name. America’s strength is amplified when it is combined with the strength of other nations.


Remember, this is what we're up against. Did I mention that you should get out and vote today?


Lastly, we veer into the personal.

Today is February 5. An ordinary day for many, but it is a date of some significance for me and my oldest friends. Back in High School, we had our own 'club' of sorts, and we tried hard to run it democratically, with elected leaders, representative government, the whole works. Well, in the winter of 1981, the group fell under despotic rule. At the time, we always sat at the same table in the cafeteria, but one day a small band of us ventured to "the other side" and hatched a plan to overthrow the despot. On Friday, February 5th, we presented the charges and literally physically removed the 'president' from the clubhouse, and went on to resurrect what we could of our little club.

Perhaps insignificant High School memories....but it is where my handle comes from. I signed the articles of overthrow as the "Tribunal Secretary", hence TriSec. As the years passed, most of my friends moved away or lost contact...I'm still in touch with two from those days, curiously enough the despotic ruler we overthrew, and the leader of the uprising. This whole period of my life has tempered a lot of mannerisms and thoughts...so you probably can understand why I'm here now.


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Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 13:22:15
morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 13:40:49
Mornin' Everybody,

I just voted and I voted for Obama and now am at work for a long day - here until 8:00pm - ugh It's pouring rain here in Tulsa this morning.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 13:46:03
Quote by m-hadley: Mornin' Everybody,

I just voted and I voted for Obama and now am at work for a long day - here until 8:00pm - ugh It's pouring rain here in Tulsa this morning.


A 12 hr workday? - wow, that really sucks...

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 13:53:07
Hey ProducerChris



For music bumpers today, I suggest:



"Re-election Day" by Duran Duran

"I Wanna be Elected" by Alice Cooper



gang - can we come up with any others?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:12:01
Good Morning!



I read somewhere that Hillary didn't really cry, but rather she was coughing... Sure....

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:16:33
Quote by BobR: Hey ProducerChris



For music bumpers today, I suggest:



"Re-election Day" by Duran Duran

"I Wanna be Elected" by Alice Cooper



gang - can we come up with any others?


Get up, Stand up/ Bob MArley

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:19:44
Jim just said a great thing! "Now is your time to do it" regarding who you WANT to vote for.

Comment by Grumpymann on 02/05/2008 14:23:25
Quote by Raine:
Quote by BobR: Hey ProducerChris



For music bumpers today, I suggest:



"Re-election Day" by Duran Duran

"I Wanna be Elected" by Alice Cooper



gang - can we come up with any others?


Get up, Stand up/ Bob MArley
A suggestion from the GOP regarding the Voting machines:

Domo arigato Mr. Robato/ Styx



Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:23:33
Good morning everyone. It's 47 but I'm still freezing. And we're supposed to get a nice rain event just in time for the Giants victory parade.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:24:49
Morning! :hug:

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:26:01
Morning Mala and Grump. We all joined the party at the same time.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 14:26:05
Quote by Raine:

Get up, Stand up/ Bob MArley


Bob Marley / Beastie Boys mash-up:



Get up - stand up....

stand up for your right - to PARRRRRRR-TYYYY!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:26:33
I am so excited that it's election day!!!







Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:27:01
Quote by BobR: Hey ProducerChris



For music bumpers today, I suggest:



"Re-election Day" by Duran Duran

"I Wanna be Elected" by Alice Cooper



gang - can we come up with any others?






Love Re-Election Day, but it's by Arcadia (which is half of Duran just Simon, Nick and Roger)



Comment by Grumpymann on 02/05/2008 14:28:11
I need food and I have some stuff to do bye all

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:28:19
Does the Weiner Savage wear a white sheet when he's on the air?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:28:34
OOOH! I got a song!!! Minority, by Green day!

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:32:13
I forgot it's Mardi Gras!





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:32:21
Quote by Grumpymann: I need food and I have some stuff to do bye all


See ya later Grump!!!

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:32:56
Mala, is your primary today?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:33:47
Quote by wickedpam: I forgot it's Mardi Gras!



OH yeah!!!!



:boobs2:

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:33:59
KO had a piece last night speculating whether New York/New Jersey primary voter turnout would dropoff due to the Giants parade.

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:34:54
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam: I forgot it's Mardi Gras!



OH yeah!!!!



:boobs2:


Damn, where are the beads?

Comment by starling310 on 02/05/2008 14:35:03
Morning.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 14:35:41
Quote by wickedpam:





Love Re-Election Day, but it's by Arcadia (which is half of Duran just Simon, Nick and Roger)



I thought so, but did a quick search and it came back Duran Duran... :redface:

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:36:31
Morning to you too

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 14:38:46
I love me some Al Franken - his book Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot is one of my all time favorites, that along with Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them are both great, entertaining reads. I hope Chris is paying attention to this blog and takes some of your excellent suggestions for music this morning...;)

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:40:11
How about "Peaches" By the President's of the United States of America? :P

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 14:41:01
Laissez le Bon Temp Roulez, mon amis!!!



Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:42:40
Quote by BobR:
Quote by wickedpam:





Love Re-Election Day, but it's by Arcadia (which is half of Duran just Simon, Nick and Roger)



I thought so, but did a quick search and it came back Duran Duran... :redface:




It's often cataloged wrong. I think cause people associate it with Meet El Presidente from the Nortorious album.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:43:08
:rofl: I sorta miss Al Franken

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:43:54
John McCain, how can you not throw your weight behind a half-senile war-monger who wants to continue the failed policies of the Bush Administration?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:44:23
:star: !!!!







Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 14:44:46
Quote by Raine: OOOH! I got a song!!! Minority, by Green day!


I think American Idiot might be better...

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:49:50
Quote by Raine: I sorta miss Al Franken




Al is much better in small doses though.



Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 14:51:00
Potomac Primary is next tuesday and the only ad I've seen for a candidate is Obama.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:51:31
Fight The Power! Public Enemy!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:54:21
:puke: Guts and Fat...

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 14:54:36
When Rush explodes, it won't be pretty.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:55:30
Does Bill STILL have a radio show? I thought I heard that it was being cancelled.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 14:56:29
Deep breath DEAP CLEANSING breath...

Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 14:58:33
Quote by livingonli: John McCain, how can you not throw your weight behind a half-senile war-monger who wants to continue the failed policies of the Bush Administration?




oh, that reminds me. I saw a disturbing ad last night.



It was all about John McCain, and how he served in war, supported Bush, etc. and so on.



But the ad closed with the tagline..."John McCain, ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one." And the graphic at the end of the ad also read "John McCain, Commander-in-Chief".



Wasn't this election for the Presidency? Are we electing military commanders now?





Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 15:00:57
Quote by TriSec:



oh, that reminds me. I saw a disturbing ad last night.



It was all about John McCain, and how he served in war, supported Bush, etc. and so on.



But the ad closed with the tagline..."John McCain, ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one." And the graphic at the end of the ad also read "John McCain, Commander-in-Chief".



Wasn't this election for the Presidency? Are we electing military commanders now?





FEAR WAR KILL DEATH TERRORISM!!

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 15:02:09
Quote by Raine: Does Bill STILL have a radio show? I thought I heard that it was being cancelled.



He's on a 500W AM station in Sheboygan...



"And now the farm report, with Bill O'Reilly..."

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 15:02:21
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by livingonli: John McCain, how can you not throw your weight behind a half-senile war-monger who wants to continue the failed policies of the Bush Administration?




oh, that reminds me. I saw a disturbing ad last night.



It was all about John McCain, and how he served in war, supported Bush, etc. and so on.



But the ad closed with the tagline..."John McCain, ready to be Commander-in-Chief on day one." And the graphic at the end of the ad also read "John McCain, Commander-in-Chief".



Wasn't this election for the Presidency? Are we electing military commanders now?





I've seen that one too. The one political ad that runs on MSG and that had to be it.



On Day One, he will be there to bomb the world into submission. I would feel safer with General Ripper from Dr. Strangelove.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:02:34
I saw that Ad as well... HE looked SO OLD... And all pancake make-up upped...

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 15:03:57
Quote by Raine: Does Bill STILL have a radio show? I thought I heard that it was being cancelled.



In right-wing talk radio, you fail upward. How many third or fourth-rate right-wingers have talk shows (Dennis Miller, anyone?)

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:06:13
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine: Does Bill STILL have a radio show? I thought I heard that it was being cancelled.



He's on a 500W AM station in Sheboygan...



"And now the farm report, with Bill O'Reilly..."




Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 15:08:19
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine: Does Bill STILL have a radio show? I thought I heard that it was being cancelled.



He's on a 500W AM station in Sheboygan...



"And now the farm report, with Bill O'Reilly..."




He's not Les Nessman. Where are his Buckeye Newshawk Award and his coveted Silver Sow?



Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 15:10:00
Love Holly Hunter

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 15:13:54
Faye getting read on the show.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:14:01
FAYE!! That was your email!!!

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 15:14:22
Yeah Faye!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 15:16:45
Thanks guys,

I just had to share the bumper sticker "Shut the Huck Up!" with Steph and her crew today - glad you all enjoyed it. My mother is a big Huckleberry fan - ugh!

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 15:20:53
It's the Pepperidge Farm guy!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:26:54
So I am assuming that our Shelagh has started her gig today!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:27:22
20 points in Georgia is friggin HUGE!

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 15:31:46
Morning all, sorry to be late. I've been out....................job hunting :shudder:

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 15:34:52
Faye, I forgot to bookmark your blog page (I blame senility). What's that link again?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:36:32
Slam... That is so not cool caller!!!



I get REALLY pissed of when People think that young people are too stupid to know what they like and believe in.



I do believe that it was the YOUTH that gave us Elvis, the beatles, the Rolling stones... THEY are not Fads anymore...



:bad: It is people like that Caller that really dishearten me.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:39:53
Quote by velveeta jones: Faye, I forgot to bookmark your blog page (I blame senility). What's that link again?


WE have a link to it right down on the left in our links section!

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 15:40:54
Quote by Raine: Slam... That is so not cool caller!!!



I get REALLY pissed of when People think that young people are too stupid to know what they like and believe in.



I do believe that it was the YOUTH that gave us Elvis, the beatles, the Rolling stones... THEY are not Fads anymore...



:bad: It is people like that Caller that really dishearten me.


Any young person that is actually voting is probably more informed on the candidates than a lot of older adults.



Plus - they are looking at the next 40 years, and voting accordingly. In 40 years, half of us here will be dead.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:42:26
:clap: John Conyers!!!

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 15:42:50
Quote by Raine:
Quote by velveeta jones: Faye, I forgot to bookmark your blog page (I blame senility). What's that link again?


WE have a link to it right down on the left in our links section!


*sigh* I am turning into a dottering old woman. All I need is more cats................



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:44:20
An embarrassment of riches. I kinda like that.







Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:45:05
Quote by velveeta jones:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by velveeta jones: Faye, I forgot to bookmark your blog page (I blame senility). What's that link again?


WE have a link to it right down on the left in our links section!


*sigh* I am turning into a dottering old woman. All I need is more cats................

I am dottering as well, Another reason why I loves our link section!



Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 15:45:18
Quote by velveeta jones:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by velveeta jones: Faye, I forgot to bookmark your blog page (I blame senility). What's that link again?


WE have a link to it right down on the left in our links section!


*sigh* I am turning into a dottering old woman. All I need is more cats................



C'mon on Boxcar, here Shoeface. Now, where's Mittens?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:49:15
Quote by livingonli:

C'mon on Boxcar, here Shoeface. Now, where's Mittens?




Where is that from again? My dottering old mind can't place it.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:50:04
WOW you can hear the exitement in callers voice!! I AM excited for him!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:50:47
:wacko: what is caller talking about?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:51:08
:huh:

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 15:51:36
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:

C'mon on Boxcar, here Shoeface. Now, where's Mittens?




Where is that from again? My dottering old mind can't place it.



I think Jim has done that bit with Momma being a shut-in with a bunch of old cats.



Then again, she could end up like this.



http://www.sfgate.com/blogs/images/sfgate/parenting/2007/02/20/th_simpsons_CrazyCatLady160x185.jpg


Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:51:51
OK... caller... you are...

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 15:51:54
Is it me, or do the Hillary callers seem just a tad, uh, what's the word..................



CRAZY!!!??

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:53:13
False Anology, also known as a strawman, no?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:53:50
Quote by velveeta jones: Is it me, or do the Hillary callers seem just a tad, uh, what's the word..................



CRAZY!!!??


as in Bat shit!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:55:36
George Snuffleupagous!!!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 15:56:31
I've suspected all along that there is a concerted effort (whether from Hillary's camp or the more devious right-wing) to call in and support Hillary and I do believe that they are beginning to sound a skosh unhinged...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 15:56:50
IT seems to me that a lot of the Hillary callers are kinda angry people.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:02:43
Quote by m-hadley: I've suspected all along that there is a concerted effort (whether from Hillary's camp or the more devious right-wing) to call in and support Hillary and I do believe that they are beginning to sound a skosh unhinged...


I am beginning to believe this, to tell you the truth.



I'm hearing a lot of callers saying they are for hillary, and the reasons why do not make any sense. ESPECIALLY when they say that she is the best person to go against McCain. That makes my spidey sense tingle.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 16:03:12
Quote by Raine: IT seems to me that a lot of the Hillary callers are kinda angry people.


They're angry because they're realizing they've hitched their wagon to "Republican-lite" and don't want to admit it, especially since Hillary is slipping behind.



They want a woman president so badly, they're not willing to look past her ovaries to the person she really is.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:05:09
:kickcan: I wish I could be there for the Giants parade...

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 16:07:51
Off to get coffee, and fill out a job app at the coffee shop!!!

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 16:08:54
Quote by Raine: I wish I could be there for the Giants parade...


Not exactly the best weather for it. ESPNews is simulcasting WABC-TV's coverage right now.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:10:00
Dan Abrams got a little tooly last night...

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 16:12:11
So here I got the coverage of the Giants parade on channels 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, MSG, and SNY with ESPNews simulcasting 7's coverage.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 16:12:39
ShaneO needs other hobbies I think.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:15:33
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: I wish I could be there for the Giants parade...


Not exactly the best weather for it. ESPNews is simulcasting WABC-TV's coverage right now.


THANKS! I have it on now!!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:16:24
Quote by wickedpam: ShaneO needs other hobbies I think.


we need to get Shane-O on the blog....

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:17:30
I have the parade on, and I must say...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:22:56
BAGPIPERS!!!



I used to work right there... :sniff:

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:24:26
MAn I am so multitasking ... listening to Momma and watching the parade at the same time.

Such a beautiful sea of big blue on Broadway!!! :banana:





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:26:07
There is trinity Church!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:27:02
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this is the first Ticker tape parade Downtown since nineeleven. It is SO NICE to see so much JOY downtown!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:31:54
No, he is not a constitutional LAw professor... HE has TAUGHT it. HE does have expertise in it, but technically he is not a professor.



HE declined beign given a position as Professor At the University of Chicago.



Still he knows a billion times more about the constitution than most people do.







Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:32:33
And here I am... ALL by myself...

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 16:36:00
Sorry - the salt is getting high on my desk

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:37:46
http://www.law.uchicago.edu/faculty/obama



Barack Obama

Senior Lecturer in Law (on leave of absence)

1111 East 60th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

phone: 773-834-0935

email: [email protected]

Barack Obama received his bachelor of arts degree in political science from Columbia in 1983, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1991. While at Harvard, he served as the president of the Harvard Law Review.



Prior to attending Harvard Law School, Mr. Obama directed community organizing projects in low income communities in New York and Chicago. In 1992, he directed Illinois Project VOTE!, a state-wide voter registration and education campaign.



In 1996, Mr. Obama was elected to the office of Illinois State Senator from the thirteenth legislative district. He served as Democratic Spokesperson for the Public Health and Welfare Committee, and as the Co-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, as well as on the Judiciary and Revenue Committees. In addition to advising community development projects throughout the Midwest, Mr. Obama serves on the boards of a number of civic and philanthropic organizations, including the Joyce Foundation, the Woods Fund of Chicago, and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. His memoir, Dreams From My Father, was published by Times Books in 1995. He published The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream in 2006.



In 2004, Mr. Obama was elected to the United States Senate by the state of Illinois. He is currently a candidate for the office of President of the United States.





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:38:48
No more parade on the ESPN news...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:40:11


Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:40:37
McCAin is a nasty wretched horrible mean man.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 16:40:49
WOW that's just painful to listen too...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:41:23
Fuck... I hate hearing about the voting machine problems.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:42:02
Caller did NOT say Amazon Jungle... WTF?!?!?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:43:06
Seriosuly, that caller could no way have been a hillary supporter... NO WAY.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 16:45:44
McCain makes Bob Dole look like a lively human being

McCain is Bob Dole without the viagra

Ooops, pardon me...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:48:51
5 oclock easter ... YAY! on the TV Mosheen!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:49:33
Quote by m-hadley: McCain makes Bob Dole look like a lively human being

McCain is Bob Dole without the viagra

Ooops, pardon me...


:rofl:

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 16:50:05
Quote by Raine: And here I am... ALL by myself...






We're all here with you Raine - :hug:

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:50:32
Kucinich said "Roll with Obama"? Really?



When did he?

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 16:51:21
Quote by Raine: Fuck... I hate hearing about the voting machine problems.


I hope I still have my lever machines.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 16:52:10
I hope that somebody puts Momma's appearance on the CNN TeeVee this afternoon up on the YouTubes (I'll be on the Reference Desk ;( ).

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:52:55
A tiny Straw Poll from my former corner of the woods, in NYS: Mid Hudson NEws:

It’s Obama by a slim margin in the Democratic presidential primary, straw poll says



Red Hook – If a straw poll is any indication, Barack Obama would win the New York Presidential Primary on Tuesday by a narrow margin, over New York's own Senator, Hillary Clinton.



The poll was conducted by the Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Bard College Democratic committees on Saturday.



According to Vicky Perry, secretary of the Red Hook Democratic Committee, Obama polled 21 while Clinton polled 19 votes.



John Edwards, who withdrew from the race, had eight votes and Dennis Kucinich, who also dropped out of the race, polled four votes.



As far as Perry is concerned, the race is “up in the air,” as she said voters who planned on supporting Edwards or Kucinich on primary day, will place their votes with one two remaining candidates.




Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:56:04
Quote by livingonli:
Quote by Raine: Fuck... I hate hearing about the voting machine problems.


I hope I still have my lever machines.


This year you do, and next year, NYS is going for optical scanners with a paper ballot. From what I hear, these are very good machines.







Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 16:57:30
I absolutely do not want to hear about how unfairly the media has treated Hillary... F that shite.

Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 16:59:42
<-- nerves



Well, it is done. I've just sent in two applications for a managerial and a team lead slot in the beautiful Belfast, Maine area.



They're supposed to start interviewing by 2/13. One thing Athena does not do is dilly-dally.



Unlike, say...certain first cousins of our CEO that are just delaying and hoping all the bad things go away...



Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 17:00:07
Quote by Raine: A tiny Straw Poll from my former corner of the woods, in NYS: Mid Hudson NEws:

It’s Obama by a slim margin in the Democratic presidential primary, straw poll says



Red Hook – If a straw poll is any indication, Barack Obama would win the New York Presidential Primary on Tuesday by a narrow margin, over New York's own Senator, Hillary Clinton.



The poll was conducted by the Red Hook, Rhinebeck and Bard College Democratic committees on Saturday.



According to Vicky Perry, secretary of the Red Hook Democratic Committee, Obama polled 21 while Clinton polled 19 votes.



John Edwards, who withdrew from the race, had eight votes and Dennis Kucinich, who also dropped out of the race, polled four votes.



As far as Perry is concerned, the race is “up in the air,” as she said voters who planned on supporting Edwards or Kucinich on primary day, will place their votes with one two remaining candidates.






Raine,

I love it, the longer this contest goes on, the more I am supporting Obama, the less excited I am about Hillary - just my humble opinion ;)



Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 17:01:35


This year you do, and next year, NYS is going for optical scanners with a paper ballot. From what I hear, these are very good machines.







I voted this morning on an "Accu-Vote" optical scanner...with a paper ballot, yes.



The nice gentleman overseeing the process was actually taken aback when I asked if he knew who made the machine. (he did not.) But didn't our Raine post something a bit back about the company that provides the software being owned by Bain Capital [aka Mitt Romney]?





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:02:03
From the Rochester Democrat Chronicle:

State elections commissioners on Thursday approved the use of paper-ballot marking devices and scanners for the disabled later this year, potentially paving the way for all electors to vote on that kind of system rather than ATM-style touch-screen machines.



The decision, reached after commissioners deadlocked Wednesday, is a major step forward for New York, the last state to implement the federal Help America Vote Act.



New voting machines were supposed to be in place by 2006. After missing that and other deadlines and getting sued by the federal Justice Department, U.S. District Court Judge Gary Sharpe ordered this month that New York have at least one accessible voting device per polling site — about 8,400 — by the September primary and new machines for all voters in 2009.



He threatened to appoint a special master to oversee HAVA implementation if the state missed more deadlines.



Based on Thursday's action, county commissioners can pick from a field of three machines. All are devices that allow voters with disabilities to mark and verify their paper ballots and have them optically scanned. No ATM-style touch-screen machines were included, although Republican state commissioners had wanted at least one.



The move was hailed by voter advocacy groups who want New York to use paper ballots. Although the decision ostensibly affects just disabled voters, paper ballots and scanners could be what all voters use because counties may not want to buy a different type of equipment once they get started. Non-disabled voters typically would mark ballots themselves and have them scanned.




Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:03:30
Quote by TriSec:


This year you do, and next year, NYS is going for optical scanners with a paper ballot. From what I hear, these are very good machines.







I voted this morning on an "Accu-Vote" optical scanner...with a paper ballot, yes.



The nice gentleman overseeing the process was actually taken aback when I asked if he knew who made the machine. (he did not.) But didn't our Raine post something a bit back about the company that provides the software being owned by Bain Capital [aka Mitt Romney]?



YEs, I believe tho that this was the machines in MAryland. I think I posted it on the Message Board...



But yes.



Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 17:04:14
Always good to know what you're voting on these days.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:10:05
Bain Capitol connected to voting machines.

A company, whose head is the former chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and is on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign steering committee, has won a contract from Diebold to deliver its voting machines on Election Day to precincts in 14 Maryland voting districts. I filed this story on the deal for Wired's front door.



The trucking firm, Office Movers, is owned by the family-run Kane Company, whose CEO and president is John M. Kane, chairman of the Republican Party in Maryland from 2002 until December 2006 and pictured at right with President Bush. Last November, Kane joined the steering committee for Republican presidential nominee candidate Mitt Romney, who won Tuesday's primary in Michigan.



Diebold Election Systems (now called Premier Election Solutions) has a statewide contract in Maryland. Its paperless touch-screen machines are the only machines used at Maryland polling locations (absentee and provisional ballots are cast on the company's optical-scan system). According to Diebold's state contract, the voting machine vendor is in charge of delivering its machines from warehouses to polling places on Election Day and with picking up the machines after the election.



Diebold has subcontracted part of that task to Office Movers to deliver machines for the February 12th primary and November general election in 14 of the state's 24 voting districts, including the state's largest county, Montgomery County.



Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 17:10:34
ESPNnews is back on the parade, Raine.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:11:17
So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)

Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 17:14:44
Quote by Raine: So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)




The vote would go to who ever is in the majority. I'm still torn on who to vote for.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:17:03
A lot of people won't be making that choice until they get to the booth.



I could live with whoever is the winner... It looks Obama is gonna do VERY well in Georgia.







Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 17:22:07
Comment by m-hadley on 02/05/2008 17:40:10
This just in from Indian Country - Bush Budget Cuts Vital Indian Programs. I can't wait 'til Bush/Cheney are gone.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 17:40:33
Thanks for the links LIV, but... IT's Time to go VOTE!!!! :banana:!!!



Are you gonna vote on your way into work?



I will see you guys later! & :heart:

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 18:05:08
Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 18:07:25
Anyone know...how come they never ask the 7am voters any exit poll questions?



:kickcan:



Especially in the 02452 zip code?



I want to mess with people's heads, dammit!



Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 18:32:39
Anyone notice the Dow off almost 300 points today?



Isn't there some stock market myth about NFC teams winning the superbowl?



Frickin' Giants. Messing up our perfect season wasn't enough; you have to wreck the national economy, too?





Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 19:18:37
I killed the blog!



ME!



TriSec --> -----------------------------------------------:thud:<--- blog



TriSec: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting!

Blogger: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up! (shouting at the computer) 'Ello, Mister Daily Blog! I've got a lovely fresh front page for you if you show...

(TriSec hits the computer)

TriSec: There, he moved!

Blogger: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the monitor!

TriSec: I never!!

Blogger: Yes, you did!

TriSec: I never, never did anything...

Blogger: (yelling and hitting the monitor repeatedly) 'ELLO BLOGGY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call!

(Unplugs keyboard from computer and whacks it on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.)

Blogger: Now that's what I call a dead blog.



Comment by wickedpam on 02/05/2008 19:27:04




piles and piles o'salt!

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 19:34:38
I'm waiting for the stripper polls.

Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 19:49:36
No surprise, some early reports have the Huccubus winning W. Virginia...





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 19:53:26
Quote by TriSec: No surprise, some early reports have the Huccubus winning W. Virginia...



I just saw on CNN that W virginia went to Huck 52%, Romney 49%, McCain 1%.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 19:54:12
Quote by Raine:
Quote by TriSec: No surprise, some early reports have the Huccubus winning W. Virginia...



I just saw on CNN that W virginia went to Huck 52%, Romney 49%, McCain 1%.

and for the record, yes, I added it up. CNN didn't I guess...



Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 19:55:49
umm....shouldn't that total 100%?

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 19:56:38
Quote by TriSec: Anyone notice the Dow off almost 300 points today?



Isn't there some stock market myth about NFC teams winning the superbowl?



Frickin' Giants. Messing up our perfect season wasn't enough; you have to wreck the national economy, too?



HEY NOW!!! :nana:



Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 19:57:25
Teens unremorseful after stealing from Girl Scout.



I smell the next batch of Young Republicans here.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 19:59:40
Quote by TriSec: umm....shouldn't that total 100%?


well it is West Virginia... :Ducks incoming:



People it was a joke!!! 











Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 20:00:28
I touchscreened my vote into the Diebold black hole... :rolleyes2:

Comment by Blog on 02/05/2008 20:04:18
Quote by TriSec: I killed the blog! ME! TriSec --> -----------------------------------------------:thud:<--- blog TriSec: Nononono, no, no! 'E's resting! Blogger: All right then, if he's restin', I'll wake him up! (shouting at the computer) 'Ello, Mister Daily Blog! I've got a lovely fresh front page for you if you show... (TriSec hits the computer) TriSec: There, he moved! Blogger: No, he didn't, that was you hitting the monitor! TriSec: I never!! Blogger: Yes, you did! TriSec: I never, never did anything... Blogger: (yelling and hitting the monitor repeatedly) 'ELLO BLOGGY!!!!! Testing! Testing! Testing! Testing! This is your nine o'clock alarm call! (Unplugs keyboard from computer and whacks it on the counter. Throws it up in the air and watches it plummet to the floor.) Blogger: Now that's what I call a dead blog.
I'm not dead yet....

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 20:05:05
Quote by BobR: I touchscreened my vote into the Diebold black hole... :rolleyes2:


All your votes are belong to us.

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 20:11:01
Time to go head off to the salt mine. Tonight, I am working the Sabres room which is pretty much a one-person operation. They are playing Da Brooins tonight. If I can pop up for air, I will be on the blog or else I will catch you all later.

:peace:

Comment by shelaghc on 02/05/2008 20:22:46
Drive by posting from the job.



I don't think I'll be able to stream, but I can sneak onto the 'net occasionally.



While I can't change my vote now, I *can* help out at the local Dem meetup tonight. I've already volunteered to give them a hand. And just a few blocks away from where I live, every Saturday at Noon there's an anti-war protest.



Guess where I'll be every Saturday that I can make it?



And the biggest news, I was told there may have been a push very recently for real progressive radio here that involved some sort of grant money. I'm hoping I can find whoever was working on it because I made contact with a bigwig in Progressive Radio. He's willing to mentor anyone in the Pittsburgh area who wants to start up a new radio station.



Cross your fingers for me!



Hope everyone voted and is doing well today.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 20:36:15
Quote by shelaghc: Drive by posting from the job.



I don't think I'll be able to stream, but I can sneak onto the 'net occasionally.



While I can't change my vote now, I *can* help out at the local Dem meetup tonight. I've already volunteered to give them a hand. And just a few blocks away from where I live, every Saturday at Noon there's an anti-war protest.



Guess where I'll be every Saturday that I can make it?



And the biggest news, I was told there may have been a push very recently for real progressive radio here that involved some sort of grant money. I'm hoping I can find whoever was working on it because I made contact with a bigwig in Progressive Radio. He's willing to mentor anyone in the Pittsburgh area who wants to start up a new radio station.



Cross your fingers for me!



Hope everyone voted and is doing well today.

Wonderful news!



Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 20:48:01
Yay shelagh!



I'm just back from a meeting with the Maine operations manager. Nothing official yet, this was the "what's it like to live in Maine?" meeting.



And I also looked at a bigger map today, Belfast is on the same degree of latitude as my beloved Queens County, NS...so I damn well know what it's going to be like up there in-season.





Comment by shelaghc on 02/05/2008 20:48:08
Quote by livingonli: Teens unremorseful after stealing from Girl Scout.



I smell the next batch of Young Republicans here.




What a couple of losers! I hope that little girl isn't jaded for life. I saw that the supermarket donated $200 to the troup. Very nice gesture.



Now if only the parents of those juvenile delinquents do more than just pay back the stolen money.



Can anyone say "Scared Straight in the 21st Century?"

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 20:49:53
NOON? That is illegqal I believe! I have always been of the understanding that the polls open at 9 and close at 9... if ms Hipple has a polling place that does not open till Noon in Dutchess County NY, that is a serious problem.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 20:54:35
Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 20:58:47
Camden, Maine:



http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/images/camden-maine.jpg




http://www.swanhouse.com/assets/HARBOR.JPG


Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 21:01:05




Lake Worth????



Shit, that's my stomping grounds down there...that supermarket is less than 5 minutes from our place down there. Hell, I recognize the facade in the picture, I've sure driven by it enough times.









Comment by TriSec on 02/05/2008 21:03:49
Keerist, they ought to hook up with a Boy Scout troop down there, I'm sure the troop would be glad to protect their sisters in scouting with some axes and knives...





Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 21:06:03
Quote by shelaghc:
Quote by livingonli: Teens unremorseful after stealing from Girl Scout.



I smell the next batch of Young Republicans here.




What a couple of losers! I hope that little girl isn't jaded for life. I saw that the supermarket donated $200 to the troup. Very nice gesture.



Now if only the parents of those juvenile delinquents do more than just pay back the stolen money.



Can anyone say "Scared Straight in the 21st Century?"
The fact that the authorities aren't sure if they can charge the teens stuns me as much as those girls itself.



Think about that for a moment. That means someone can walk up to any store with a donation can and take it. In NYS, they call that stealing.



Comment by shelaghc on 02/05/2008 21:06:25
Quote by Raine: So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)




I'm hoping that's the way it goes, since I voted for Edwards but now am rooting for Obama.





Comment by shelaghc on 02/05/2008 21:15:57
Quote by TriSec: Keerist, they ought to hook up with a Boy Scout troop down there, I'm sure the troop would be glad to protect their sisters in scouting with some axes and knives...







Actually Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts have no relationship with one another officially. They're part of two completely separate organizations. That's why the Girl Scouts are always scrounging for money. Boy Scouts get donations from men in high places. Since there are still less women in high places, Girl Scouts have to scrimp.



Luckily those cookies are *very* popular.



Comment by shelaghc on 02/05/2008 21:18:29
Time to get offline. I'd hate for someone to notice I'm blogging here (despite them giving me almost nothing to do).



See you folks tomorrow sometime.



I guess I'll have to shell out some sheckles (when I can afford it) for the Stephcast until Pittsburgh gets progressive radio off the ground.

Comment by velveeta jones on 02/05/2008 21:38:44
Hey great poll today, but some of us have no door................or, in my case today, only a doggie door.............

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 21:41:42
I buy the cookies every year. I love the tagalongs.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 22:05:59
Quote by livingonli: I buy the cookies every year. I love the tagalongs.


me too!



The Thin Mints seem to be the most popular, but they're my least-favorite..

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 22:06:05
I am a do-si do girl myself... oh and thin mints... oh and somoas... and the peanut butter ones...

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 22:11:42
Do-Si-Do's are good too. One year they had the lemon ones, don't know if they will be back.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 22:13:32
Quote by BobR:
Quote by livingonli: I buy the cookies every year. I love the tagalongs.


me too!



The Thin Mints seem to be the most popular, but they're my least-favorite..


I sense a shift in the force...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 22:15:03
Quote by TriSec: Camden, Maine:



http://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/images/camden-maine.jpg




http://www.swanhouse.com/assets/HARBOR.JPG


Beautiful Tri... really breathtaking!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 22:28:19
I must agree with Randi, today there is something special in the air... People right up the road are waving signs as people drive past... obama and hillary supporters... a guy was wearing a bill Clinton MAsk and a bullhorn... it was pretty cool I must say.

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 22:38:09
So much for getting out early. We're short staffed tonight with no break coverage. So, instead of getting out at 11 PM with a last hour tonight. It looks like I will be here at least until 1 AM.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 22:44:22
ICK, Liv. That bites. The bright side is that by the time you get home, most of the returns will be in!

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 22:47:15
I would have liked to have caught a little Olbermann coverage though.

Comment by BobR on 02/05/2008 22:48:43
Quote by livingonli: So much for getting out early. We're short staffed tonight with no break coverage. So, instead of getting out at 11 PM with a last hour tonight. It looks like I will be here at least until 1 AM.


Do you get paid extra for covering the other peoples' slack? It seems like your company is saving money by having less personnel, but you're expected to do more than one person's job...



I also hope you got to vote.

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 23:05:47
I did vote earlier today so that was taken care of.

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:13:02
oooOOOOHHHHHhhhhh!!! Sam Seder filling in for Rach!



That means we get the SAMMYCAM!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:18:50
I added a direct Link to the Sammy Cam... So now we can watch it whenever we want!

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:23:51
The polls close in about 35 minutes here in Georgia...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:33:39
Quote by Raine: So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)
This is how it matters... ;)



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:34:58
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine: So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)
This is how it matters... ;)



... and btw...







Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:36:09
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine: So basically, listening to Thom, if I vote for Edwards... and Obama wins, then my vote would be for Obama?



;)
This is how it matters... ;)



... and btw...





Unless of course, he gets 15%, then he gets the delagates.



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:39:52
I am already watching the MSNBC coverage. 20 minutes from now for once, Georgia will be the national center of attention...

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:41:14
:puke: Tom Ridge... and Bay Buchanan....

Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:43:08
I knew Bay would find a homew pretty quickly after Fred Gump dropped out. She is now on Mitts staff, I see...



Comment by Raine on 02/05/2008 23:45:53
Goodness Bay Buchanan is really going after blood.

Comment by livingonli on 02/05/2008 23:51:42
Quote by Raine: I added a direct Link to the Sammy Cam... So now we can watch it whenever we want!


You rock!



8 minutes to Sabres-Bruins.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:00:17
The polls are now closed in Georgia!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:01:18
:rofl: They projected GEorgia already... OBAMA.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:03:58
I must say I think MSNBC forgot that there is a REPUBLICAN primary in Georgia too!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:08:32
So much for the youth vote in Georgia... more people ages 40-59 years voted for Obama that those under 40. it was only a few % points, but I think that says a lot... Something is happening in Georgia.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:09:43
Rach is saying the same thing. 40-59 is not a youth vote, and he won in that age group.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:11:24
Over on TPM.com they have some pretty astounding exit numbers - if they can be relied on, it looks like Obama's night... Whoo Hoo

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:15:45
omg, I am so embarrassed for tom Brokaw.... he actrually said that Atlanta is an integrated city.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:17:30
Doesn't this headline beg the question "What if Barack says 'No' to Faux News?"

Clinton Accepts Fox News Debate or suppose they gave a debate and nobody came.. I kinda hope that Barack stands Hillary up on this one ;)

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:23:39
heya faye! I am not able to get onto the TPM site.... :(

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:26:34
OK, I just got in there... and yes, those are some serious numbers!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:28:00
Quote by m-hadley: Doesn't this headline beg the question "What if Barack says 'No' to Faux News?"

Clinton Accepts Fox News Debate or suppose they gave a debate and nobody came.. I kinda hope that Barack stands Hillary up on this one ;)


IT's time to remobilize and tell barack to say no to FAUX news.



Total bullshit to me. SHAME on hillary

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:29:13
5% in Montana has Romney up

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:30:19
HEy faye... you have a half hour left!!!



Will we see you later this evening?

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:34:48
So far they are no where NEAR callinganything for the GOP in Georgia... but with just a tiny amount of precincts reporting, Georgia Dems went to obama w/ 64% -30% of the vote... :)



Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:35:28
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Doesn't this headline beg the question "What if Barack says 'No' to Faux News?"

Clinton Accepts Fox News Debate or suppose they gave a debate and nobody came.. I kinda hope that Barack stands Hillary up on this one ;)


IT's time to remobilize and tell barack to say no to FAUX news.



Total bullshit to me. SHAME on hillary


I'm beginning to get a whiff of the smell of desperation from the Hillary camp...



Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:37:10
I just read in Rolling Stone that John Mellecamp has had to ask McCain to stop playing his songs at McCain's rallies ROTFLMAO

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:37:30
The early exit polls have NJ going to BArack.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:38:34
And MEnendez just said that if the state goes to Barack he is still going to use his SUPER delegate vote for hillary.. WOW what a FUCKER!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:41:21
Quote by Raine: HEy faye... you have a half hour left!!!



Will we see you later this evening?


Raine,

Different time zones - (CST) - I've got another hour and a half =( , but yeah, I'll hang with you all when I get home. Trying to follow the returns on a computer with no sound or TV access is for the birds, tweet tweet....



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:42:15
Quote by m-hadley: I just read in Rolling Stone that John Mellecamp has had to ask McCain to stop playing his songs at McCain's rallies ROTFLMAO
friggin hilarious!!!! :rofl:



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:43:54
Quote by m-hadley:
Quote by Raine: HEy faye... you have a half hour left!!!



Will we see you later this evening?


Raine,

Different time zones - (CST) - I've got another hour and a half =( , but yeah, I'll hang with you all when I get home. Trying to follow the returns on a computer with no sound or TV access is for the birds, tweet tweet....

:doh: Lo siento!







One of the pundits just called McCain supporters McCainenites..... interesting choice of words.



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:45:26
Quote by m-hadley:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Doesn't this headline beg the question "What if Barack says 'No' to Faux News?"

Clinton Accepts Fox News Debate or suppose they gave a debate and nobody came.. I kinda hope that Barack stands Hillary up on this one ;)


IT's time to remobilize and tell barack to say no to FAUX news.



Total bullshit to me. SHAME on hillary


I'm beginning to get a whiff of the smell of desperation from the Hillary camp...

yup. She should know better... EVERYONE who is a registered democrat knows that you don't do Faux news.



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:46:29
Delaware, connecticut Illonois and MAss missouri NJ oklahoma Tennessee all close at 8 pm... (EST)

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:50:03
poor liv, he is so buried in salt.



WHA???????????? Tweety just said the Democratic Party is a female party????

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:50:54
Joe Scarboruough seems like he really despises PAt Buchanan

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:51:33
Rach just made a prediction "HUCKABEE LIVES"

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 00:52:20
They are saying that John McCain will NOT lock this up tonite... they are actually saying that it will be a three horse race!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 00:53:57
Scuse my ignorance, but why does Obama have such a huge lead in Georgia and is so far behind in Alabama? This grrrl who was raised above the Mason-Dixon is just wondering - please educate me

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:04:54
McCain projected to win in Illonois

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:05:26
BArack Illinois, McCain connecticut....

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:08:44
Quote by m-hadley: Scuse my ignorance, but why does Obama have such a huge lead in Georgia and is so far behind in Alabama? This grrrl who was raised above the Mason-Dixon is just wondering - please educate me


I am a transplanted NY'r... but from what I understand... Georgia looks down and Alabama... :P





Seriously, I don't know. I think this is a very telling thing tho for the south... if you don't count Alabama, which I suspect is a lot more LESS up with the times. ;)



HOWEVER, our own BobR may be able to answer this better than I, he has been in Georgia for a MUCH longer time than I... he been here for 29 years...

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:10:43
e back in a few... dinner is sitting in front of me, along with a loverly glass of wine.

Comment by TriSec on 02/06/2008 01:20:57
Evening folks. TriSec here from a sick/death bed.



About two hours ago I spiked a fever....violent chills, hyperventilation, the whole works.



Got some aspirin in me; I'm doing better now.



Jeez.





Comment by TriSec on 02/06/2008 01:22:21
*Liberal Confession Time*



I uh...turned in a blank ballot this morning.



All the names were still listed. I looked wistfully and John Edwards at the top of the ballot, then paused over Richardson at the bottom. Then I saw it.



"NO PREFERENCE"



I really, really, really, hate NH and Iowa.





Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:23:34
Huck up by 5% in goergia

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:24:32
Oklahoma seems to have gone to HIllary... sorry Faye.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:27:32
Quote by TriSec: Evening folks. TriSec here from a sick/death bed.



About two hours ago I spiked a fever....violent chills, hyperventilation, the whole works.



Got some aspirin in me; I'm doing better now.



Jeez.





Oh dear! Drink much liquids!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:29:18
Don't worry Tri, I admire you for your convictions.



I DID vote for John Edwards. It felt great. So far, at least in goergia that is about 5% more that obama will get in the end... and that will up his delegate count.



For me it was the perfect protest vote.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:35:23
Delaware goes to McCain

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:42:01
Quote by Raine: Oklahoma seems to have gone to HIllary... sorry Faye.


53% 28% so far btw... 19% is unaccounted for...

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:44:02
For those that HAVE a chance to watch... as far as the dems go...Watch those unnaccounted numbers...





Alabama right now has Obama at 72%

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 01:44:04
Quote by Raine: Oklahoma seems to have gone to HIllary... sorry Faye.


Raine,

I figured as much from the talk at work today, but am a skosh surprised by the margin, damn Okies

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 01:48:46
Quote by Raine: For those that HAVE a chance to watch... as far as the dems go...Watch those unnaccounted numbers...





Alabama right now has Obama at 72%


Oooops, my bad, I guess I should have noticed that the first numbers were with less than 1% reporting, sorry I'll try to pay closer attention to these polls and thangs - sure am tired though

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 01:53:36
Hello all. What the hell, Bill Richardson with the beard and the flaven! How many times can he say "huge!"

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:55:55
Mitt is taking Mass... Huck took alabama... we have a gop horserace...

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:57:15
Quote by Mondobubba: Hello all. What the hell, Bill Richardson with the beard and the flaven! How many times can he say "huge!"


HEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 01:57:19
I'm outta here - catch you all on the flip side - with a glass of vino in hand ;)

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 01:58:19


Comment by TriSec on 02/06/2008 01:58:32
I am now having some purely medicinal Jim Beam, then I'm going to pack it in for the night.



It's "celebration week" at Athena...the sales banquet is tomorrow and then the company annual meeting and year-end party on Thursday...(we nominated one of our team members for one of the major awards...I hope she gets it.)





Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 01:58:53
Quote by m-hadley: I'm outta here - catch you all on the flip side - with a glass of vino in hand ;)


Sounds like a good plan!!!! BobR is currently making a margarita, we had wine with dinner, and I am going to have a raintini.





Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:00:19
Quote by TriSec: I am now having some purely medicinal Jim Beam, then I'm going to pack it in for the night.



It's "celebration week" at Athena...the sales banquet is tomorrow and then the company annual meeting and year-end party on Thursday...(we nominated one of our team members for one of the major awards...I hope she gets it.)



TRi I hope you feel better in the AM... Jim beam--- VERY medicinal! :D



See ya later!



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:00:45
Mass and NY went to hillary

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:08:59
http://www.rfpusa.org/blog/uploaded_images/barak3-705468.jpg






Was Prince Philip gettin' is groove back 45 years ago?





http://www.nndb.com/people/481/000023412/prince-charles-face.jpg


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:09:36
It's all in the ears, people!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:10:30
Quote by Raine:
Quote by TriSec: I am now having some purely medicinal Jim Beam, then I'm going to pack it in for the night.



It's "celebration week" at Athena...the sales banquet is tomorrow and then the company annual meeting and year-end party on Thursday...(we nominated one of our team members for one of the major awards...I hope she gets it.)



TRi I hope you feel better in the AM... Jim beam--- VERY medicinal! :D



See ya later!







Maker's Mark is much more medicinal!



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:25:37
Quote by Mondobubba:
http://blogs.abcnews.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/05/03/barack_obama_ge_mn.jpg




http://www.newspapersoc.org.uk/documents/publications/pr2003/Prince%20Charles.jpg



Could they be related? Was Prince Philip gettin' his groove back??
I am seeing what you mean now... that is spooky...



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:28:24
Quote by Mondobubba: It's all in the ears, people!


indeed... the ears are uncanny!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:29:16
NJ is being called for Hillary...

Comment by livingonli on 02/06/2008 02:29:48
It has been crazy here in the salt mine. Buffalo is up 4-1 over Boston in the third period and then after the post-game show I will be tape operator for the main MSG room and then I may be covering a late Final Score in FSN New York.



Anything to beef up the pay check.



Hope Tri feels better.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:29:59
North dakota is looking like it's Obama

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:35:25
here is the huge story of the night... democrats are showing up at the polls by nearly 2-1 compared to the republicans.. LOOK at the number of people voting in EVERY state.



It is stunning.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:38:37
John mcCain is winning in BLUE states. that will not bode well for him in the general election...

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 02:40:39
I'm baaaack, the doggies have gone out and done their business and I've got a vitamin V and cranberry going. Looks like I missed NY, NJ, MA, what else? ;)

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:41:39
I'm not a huge fan HRC, but ya know, I am getting sick of the use of her first name only. Especially by Republicans. I think it use to demean and belittle her and as usual the MSM has started using Clinton's first name only. So cut it the fuck out. Call her Clinton or even better, SENATOR Clinton.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:44:12
my goodness, this is all so exciting.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:44:51
4% in in minnesota.... Romney and Huckabee are tied.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:45:42
Anyone here watching? WHY have they not called North Dakota for Obama?

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:45:53
See KO shows respect! Senator Obama,Senator Clinton. That is what I'm talking about!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:46:39
Quote by Mondobubba: I'm not a huge fan HRC, but ya know, I am getting sick of the use of her first name only. Especially by Republicans. I think it use to demean and belittle her and as usual the MSM has started using Clinton's first name only. So cut it the fuck out. Call her Clinton or even better, SENATOR Clinton.


you have a good point. I will do that as well.

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 02:47:45
I decided to get my ass off the couch and plop it in front of my computer... especially since somebody is hogging the laptop... :P

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:47:50
Quote by m-hadley: I'm baaaack, the doggies have gone out and done their business and I've got a vitamin V and cranberry going. Looks like I missed NY, NJ, MA, what else? ;)


OH dear, some places in Tennesse had to close polls early becuase of Tornadoes...

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 02:48:43
Quote by Mondobubba: I'm not a huge fan HRC, but ya know, I am getting sick of the use of her first name only. Especially by Republicans. I think it use to demean and belittle her and as usual the MSM has started using Clinton's first name only. So cut it the fuck out. Call her Clinton or even better, SENATOR Clinton.


I think to some extent it's to differentiate her from Bill.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:49:10
Quote by BobR: I decided to get my ass off the couch and plop it in front of my computer... especially since somebody is hogging the laptop... :P
all you had to do was ask.... :whistling:



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:49:33
Quote by BobR: I decided to get my ass off the couch and plop it in front of my computer... especially since somebody is hogging the laptop... :P






:rofl: Oh the things you do for love, Bobber! :rofl:

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 02:50:55
Quote by m-hadley: I'm baaaack, the doggies have gone out and done their business and I've got a vitamin V and cranberry going. Looks like I missed NY, NJ, MA, what else? ;)


I love that you call it Vitamin V... :rofl:

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:51:33
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba: I'm not a huge fan HRC, but ya know, I am getting sick of the use of her first name only. Especially by Republicans. I think it use to demean and belittle her and as usual the MSM has started using Clinton's first name only. So cut it the fuck out. Call her Clinton or even better, SENATOR Clinton.


I think to some extent it's to differentiate her from Bill.






That is why you call her Senator!



This is something I've picked up from my mom. The implied disrespect drives the little old lady crazy!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:53:04
:eyes drooping: Must hold. for. California results!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 02:55:06
Quote by Raine: Anyone here watching? WHY have they not called North Dakota for Obama?


Um, I dunno, 'cause they think it's in Canada, eh ;)

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 02:59:21
Gosh I hate the D.ish Network ads

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:00:44
:shocked: Utah for MITT!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:01:46
Connecticut still to close to call.





Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:02:27
Quote by Raine: Utah for MITT!






Shocking I know!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:03:56
I wonder what Senator Edwards is doing tonite.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:04:39
So, watch more of this coverage, or "Cops?" Bad boy bad boy...

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:05:46
I am surprisedthat mitt didn't run for president of the LDS...:P





All 2 democrats voted in UTah, and it went to BArack.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:06:53
Looks seriously like McCain isn't getting the results he had hoped for today.... pobrecita.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:07:18
Tucker seems to not be very happy. He is in the field not at the studio. Poor lil feller. I bet he is going to change into hims feety jammies and cry himself to sleep later tonight. :D

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:08:06
GACK! Mrs Huckabee!!!

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:09:27
Quote by Mondobubba: Tucker seems to not be very happy. He is in the field not at the studio. Poor lil feller. I bet he is going to change into hims feety jammies and cry himself to sleep later tonight. :D


Tucker hitched his wagon to the wrong horse.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:09:45
Quote by Raine: I am surprisedthat mitt didn't run for president of the LDS...:P





All 2 democrats voted in UTah, and it went to BArack.






firstly he isn't old enough. Second the president and the prophet of the Church O' Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints is chosen by God himself to lead the Church. ;perfectly straight faced:

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:10:06
Quote by Mondobubba: Tucker seems to not be very happy. He is in the field not at the studio. Poor lil feller. I bet he is going to change into hims feety jammies and cry himself to sleep later tonight. :D


true dat! he looks miserable... I mean seriously, RACH with no TV show is in the studio...



yup, they are tossing tucker with his Jazz hands and spiritfingers to the dustbin of history. buh bye.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:11:18
Huckabeee's speach.Peeyew! What a stinkin' pantload! :wacko:

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:11:44
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine: I am surprisedthat mitt didn't run for president of the LDS...:P





All 2 democrats voted in UTah, and it went to BArack.






firstly he isn't old enough. Second the president and the prophet of the Church O' Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints is chosen by God himself to lead the Church. ;perfectly straight faced:
So what you are saying is that he isn't qualified to be president??? :P



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:12:29
Guns, check. God, check. Gays, check. Huckabee hit the three Gs of the GOP.

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:12:58
california polls close at 11 EST... ALaska closes at MIDNITE!

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:13:57
bulldog fever?



Pander much, Knucklebee?

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:13:58
Bulldog fever?!?!?! Uh huck? what is with all the sports referances?

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:14:40
Oy! enough with the list of the team mascots an fight songs! :eyeroll!:

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:15:59
Quote by BobR: bulldog fever?



Pander much, Knucklebee?




Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:16:12
Oh huck... oh my gawd... what an amazing speech... this from a man who does not believe in evolution.

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:16:32
Who's that transvestite standing next to Knucklebee?

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 03:16:43
Shut the HUCK UP!!!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:17:26
Hell I've hung out at the house of the former governor of Maryland's house. Blair Lee III nice guy, about as preppy as they come.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:18:20
KS for Obama. That would be about all six of them.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:19:58
Developed? What do you mean developed Tom? Always has been.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:21:36
Ya know that Pepsi ad with Katan at the end is a hoot.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 03:23:23
A McCain/Huckleberry ticket - gag me with a pitchfork...

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:25:27
Quote by m-hadley: A McCain/Huckleberry ticket - gag me with a pitchfork...






:puke: I did more than throw up a lil in my mouth

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 03:26:16
Oh huck... oh my gawd... what an amazing speech... this from a man who does not believe in evolution.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 03:32:39
Mondo,

I hope that you call into the SMS tomorrow morning - you are one of my favorite callers - guess it depends when you get to sleep tonight, eh?

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:34:04
Quote by Raine: Oh huck... oh my gawd... what an amazing speech... this from a man who does not believe in evolution.


He's really evolved into a formidable candidate....



HEY-YOOOOOoooo...

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:34:58
Quote by m-hadley: Mondo,

I hope that you call into the SMS tomorrow morning - you are one of my favorite callers - guess it depends when you get to sleep tonight, eh?






Sadly, I can't call except on Fridees Faye. Work says NOOOEEEE!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:35:58
ohh post clean up on aisle two!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:37:50
Ohh KEE-RIST Mitt's speech is even a bigger pantload than Huckabee's

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 03:38:30
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by m-hadley: Mondo,

I hope that you call into the SMS tomorrow morning - you are one of my favorite callers - guess it depends when you get to sleep tonight, eh?






Sadly, I can't call except on Fridees Faye. Work says NOOOEEEE!






Too bad, Mondo. What kind of work do you do? Not to get too personal, I'm just curious.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:38:37
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine: Oh huck... oh my gawd... what an amazing speech... this from a man who does not believe in evolution.


He's really evolved into a formidable candidate....



HEY-YOOOOOoooo...






You slay me Bobber! :D

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:39:47
Quote by m-hadley:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by m-hadley: Mondo,

I hope that you call into the SMS tomorrow morning - you are one of my favorite callers - guess it depends when you get to sleep tonight, eh?






Sadly, I can't call except on Fridees Faye. Work says NOOOEEEE!






Too bad, Mondo. What kind of work do you do? Not to get too personal, I'm just curious.




The Kind where I can't surf the Net or make outbound calls :cry:



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:41:19
You know those Cyberdyne Systems Terminator androids are getting more and more life like.

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:41:28
Quote by Mondobubba: ohh post clean up on aisle two!


Where's that mop emoticon when you need it?...

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:42:33
Shock me Huck won Georgia.

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:45:23
Quote by Mondobubba: You know those Cyberdyne Systems Terminator androids are getting more and more life like.


Sometimes they get a glitch in their voice systems though...



"But the question is, who will be able to build the house that Ronald Reagan built - who will be able to strengthen that house, because that's the house that's going to build the house that Clinton, Hillary wants to build..."



time to reboot the MittTron 2000....

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:45:41
Ohh its Haley "Triple Chin" Barbour. He is looking very bloated tonight.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:46:42
Hillary Clinton "very very very liberal?" :rofl: Haley you are a HOOT!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:47:49
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba: You know those Cyberdyne Systems Terminator androids are getting more and more life like.


Sometimes they get a glitch in their voice systems though...



"But the question is, who will be able to build the house that Ronald Reagan built - who will be able to strengthen that house, because that's the house that's going to build the house that Clinton, Hillary wants to build..."



time to reboot the MittTron 2000....






Just kick it in the pants and wait 20 seconds.



Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:49:18
The next Republican who says he is more conservative than the next guy will cause my head to explode ala "Scanners."

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:49:40
Quote by Mondobubba: Ohh its Haley "Triple Chin" Barbour. He is looking very bloated tonight.


he must be constipated because he's certainly full of shit. Maybe he needs a laxitive.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:52:46
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba: Ohh its Haley "Triple Chin" Barbour. He is looking very bloated tonight.


he must be constipated because he's certainly full of shit. Maybe he needs a laxitive.




I shall now quote "M*A*S*H" Give him a high colonic and send him on twenty mile hike

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:52:50
Quote by Mondobubba:



Just kick it in the pants and wait 20 seconds.



http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/scheusslich1969/GIFs/kick.gif


Can I choose which part of the pants?
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/scheusslich1969/GIFs/nutkick.gif


Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 03:54:59
Quote by Mondobubba: The next Republican who says he is more conservative than the next guy will cause my head to explode ala "Scanners."


Do you want to conserve natural resources?

Do you want to conserve American jobs?



No?



NEXT!

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 03:57:28
I am going to power down, read some more of Joe Wilson's book and be swept into the arms of Morpheus. Did you Joe Wilson was a surfer?



Ya think Neil Young wrote this ditty about him???



Here's a story about surfer joe

He caught the big one, but he let it go

There's somebody satisfied with winning.



Back on the boardwalk there's moe the sleaze

Sells good things and aims to please

He's almost even but he doesn't mind a handout.



Come on down for a pleasure cruise

We're all going on a pleasure cruise

Come on down for a pleasure cruise

Plenty of women, plenty of booze.



Give your ticket to moe the sleaze

He's the one that's weak in the knees

His pants are baggy, but you can see them shaking.



I'll introduce you to surfer joe

He may be there, I really don't know



[Surfer Joe & Moe The Sleaze lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com]

We can smoke garfong and watch him ride the big one.



Come on down for a pleasure cruise

We're all going on a pleasure cruise

Come on down for a pleasure cruise

Plenty of women, plenty of booze.



Come on down, come on down

Come on down, come on.



Here's a story about surfer joe

He caught the big one, and he let it go

There's somebody satisfied with winning.



Here's a story about surfer joe

He caught the big one, and he let it go

He's somebody satisfied with winning.

He's somebody.



None yet


Comment by Mondobubba on 02/06/2008 04:00:37
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Mondobubba:



Just kick it in the pants and wait 20 seconds.



http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/scheusslich1969/GIFs/kick.gif


Can I choose which part of the pants?
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b288/scheusslich1969/GIFs/nutkick.gif






Oh the reset button is definately in front. It works best if you are wearing steel-toed Doc Maartan boots and kick really, really HARD.



That is a little know system tip

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 04:05:13
Raine,

Are you still with us? or did the vino take over? Just wondering...

Cheers,

MFaye

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:14:27
:rofl: I spend the past hour on a very serious political phone call from a friend in the state of NEW york... and daym! look at the fun I missed!



GOOD NEWS: I think I convinced him that ANYONE is better than ANY republican... and this is a man who is a serious independant... he has his hat tossed for Obama and has never voted for a dem or a repub...



When itcomes to independants, it's all about the supreme court.



seriously, I love talking to this friend. he is as smart as the good Doctor





Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:15:00
Does anyone have a delagate count?

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:23:14
Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 04:23:37
They are reporting that the delegate count is just about tied between Obama and Clinton - glad you are back, Raine ;)

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:27:57
Quote by m-hadley: They are reporting that the delegate count is just about tied between Obama and Clinton - glad you are back, Raine ;)


I just wish I could get my friendto blog with us!



he is a true PURE independant.



But hell, they ARE really tied. *sigh*



I guess I should saythat I am an obama by default supporter.



Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:30:53
Quote by m-hadley: Raine,

Are you still with us? or did the vino take over? Just wondering...

Cheers,

MFaye


:lol: I am here. Again. waiting for SOMETHING from cali....

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:33:51
The republicans are a real mess.



a real mess.



Did I not hear that McCain was supposed to have this all wrapped up tonite?? NOT GONNA HAPPEN

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:35:32
again I will say WATCH the number of voters in teh Republican primaries compared to the numbers in the dems.2-1 at least. AT LEAST.



And thisd is just a primary election. WAIT until the general!!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:38:37
I f*cking hate his "my friends" bullshit...

Comment by BobR on 02/06/2008 04:38:47
I think I'm done for the evening.



see y'all in the AM...

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:40:12
Does anyone else notice a remarked diferance between the spouses of republicans and the Democrats?







Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:44:43
Step aside McCain... Obama is on deck... obama is up!

Comment by Raine on 02/06/2008 04:50:23
Quote by BobR: I think I'm done for the evening.



see y'all in the AM...
hmmm...



I think I may go as well. :P



Bloggerloverlies... I will see you in the am... Obama is giving a great speach...



and all I know is that we need a REAL change in America...



Y vote today said one thing, but I am mre than happy to know where it ended up,



And I hope Senator Edwards sees that as well... :peace:



, I will see you in the AM...Good nite





Comment by livingonli on 02/06/2008 04:50:32
Things have finally slowed down so I can blog. Am I missing anything other than Rachel or Keith on tonight's coverage?

Comment by livingonli on 02/06/2008 04:55:14
I come up for air just as the blog runs out of steam.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/06/2008 04:55:29
I'm signing off with Barack's eloquent words in my ears... Catch you all tomorrow ;)

Comment by livingonli on 02/06/2008 05:48:25
Good night Bloggie. *click*



:sleeping: