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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.1)
    Okay, political speculative fiction.

    McCain, resigned to a loss or at least desperate for a last chance, cans Palin and picks Lieberman to try to bring over hesitant voters.

    Palin returns to Alaska to campaign for Stevens, vowing to nominate a new Senator upon his re-election and stepping down. (Can she do that?) Maybe she steps down, her Lt. becomes gov and appoints her, buttressing her for a 2012 run?

    That's crazy. That'd be wiiiiild.
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     (4005.2)
    Sorry for over-posting, but 538 has a fantastic collection of photos to sum up what they've seen on their tour of America over the last 100000000 months.

    How do you describe McCain's campaign offices? "Big Empty"

    Nate & Co. really did a fantastic job for this election, and as high-information folks we are, we're lucky to have them around. Awesome.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.3)
    Sometimes I think Sarah Palin can't say anything more ridiculous. I should know better.

    The 1st Amendment is threatened by criticism!
    • CommentAuthorZJVavrek
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.4)
    ScottS:

    Sounds exactly like the line Tito the Builder was trying to give in his interview on the previous page. They're attacking Joe the Plumber, this is harming his first amendment rights, because the first amendment says we can't contest what people say. *ahem*.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.5)
    ZJVavrek:

    Exactly. I want to call Obama a secret Muslim terrorist who sodomizes white school children and rapes nuns... but that pesky media keeps saying I'm being "negative". What about MY right to express myself without having to actually back my insane opinions up?
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      CommentAuthororwellseyes
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     (4005.6)
    @ScottS:

    I kid about McCain being old and FAIL and bush being a stooge, but I don't hate them.

    Palin? Well, that woman is deeply fucking stupid.

    Speaking of comedy, A McCain protestor wielding a picture of Obama in African dress is confronted by Obama supporters. Did I mention his stupid hat? Oh you will love the hat. That's a freedom hat son, not a Muslim evil do-er hat.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.7)
    @Orwellseyes

    except that McCain is old.

    And I don't hate Palin (I refuse to put that much emotional investment into her). I really just want her (and Joe the Plumber) to go away. Now.
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    This makes me sad, because I actually immensely respect Bob Dole, but...Elizabeth Dole is a sleazy piece of shit.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.9)
    The blatant lying displayed here aside, it's very telling - and, for me, at least, fairly disconcerting - that apparently being accused of being "godless" is still widely considered the ultimate insult, beyond all the other kinds of shit these people have pelted each other with.

    I mean, not really surprising, but still... That kinda disturbs me a lot more than the actual lying.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.10)
    CNN has an interactive map with state-by-state early voting data.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.11)
    Umm, if as Scott hypothesizes the election result is blatantly rigged and the courts fail to provide a remedy aren't protesting and ultimately armed uprising an appropriate response?
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    @Kosmopolit:

    This is the first Youtube election, yeah it's cliche but true, and you're going to see that play out HARD on election day. Everyone, EVERYONE, has a fucking camera (aside: My girlfriend did not want a cameraphone and the Sprint guy asked "Is this about your religion?") and is going to be using it the SECOND things get weird. People are going to be live-blogging the vote in a way that's never been seen. If bullshit starts to fly ("Oh, we ran out of democratic ballots") it's going to be all over the place. I'm very curious to see if sites like Digg and youtube and twitter don't server tank on tuesday.

    The fuckers are not stealing this election.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
     (4005.13)
    editing. hang on.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.14)
    The blatant lying displayed here aside, it's very telling - and, for me, at least, fairly disconcerting - that apparently being accused of being "godless" is still widely considered the ultimate insult, beyond all the other kinds of shit these people have pelted each other with.

    I mean, not really surprising, but still... That kinda disturbs me a lot more than the actual lying.

    Agreed.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008 edited
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    @Oddcult - I was going to make a comment about Eminem taking a cue from Anonymous there, but then it got to the end and see that its for the 2004 election. Hmm. Good piece though.
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    The fuckers are not stealing this election.
    On top of the cameras being everywhere, there's literally an army of lawyers volunteering to watch over polling sites all over too.

    Shit's good.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.18)
    Just got a batshit crazies link from my mom, I really need to have an election talk with her...
    • CommentAuthorarau
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.19)
    Just found out my grandmother voted for McCain. Disappointing but expected of a white senior in MD. Luckily she will be drowned out by the state's overwhelming blueness.
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeOct 31st 2008
     (4005.20)
    @pi8you
    People paid for supporting Obama online? Fuck, where's my check?

    Sounds like a Clinton supporter's incredibly sour grapes. Though on second thought (and skimming a bit further) it sounds more like a McCain/Palin supporter playing a Hillary supporter... and the comments seem to agree.

    It's amazing how many times Obama can very clearly tell us what he stands for and some people still insist he doesn't stand for anything -- read "The Audacity of Hope" -- it's all in there.

    Monday I'm doing get out the vote work for the Obama campaign and Tuesday I'm voting -- can hardly wait to vote. I'd never been involved in a campaign before, but this election seemed too important to stand on the sidelines. Oh -- and no one I know was paid - - I even had to donate some cash to get a yard sign (only to have it stolen:( )

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