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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
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    Man, I miss Russert.
    • CommentAuthormlpeters
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
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    "Man, I miss Russert. "

    Yeah -- the sadness of his untimely death aside, Brokaw is an awful replacement.

    After the election (when it's less important) they're supposed to try to find some to take over the show. I'd bet NBC has two choices picked right now to either go against or suck up to whoever wins...
    • CommentAuthorarau
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
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    Palin now looks like more of an idiot after a pair of Canadian comedians talked their way past her minders and impersonated the president of France.

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/sleuth/2008/11/sarah_palin_pranked_by_sarkozy.html
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeNov 1st 2008
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    So just remember: if Obama wins it's because God hates "prayer warriors" .
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      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    Personally I'll be most interested to see the effect of Obama's much vaunted ground game and also how much pollsters have underestimated the youth vote through filtering out first time voters and cellphone users.
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    @Greg SBB!, most methodologies have been modified to include cellphone users since the springtime. I agree with you on the other points. I sure hope the younglings get their asses to the polls.
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    McCain supporter in Michigan refuses to give halloween candy to "Obama supporters"



    I tried to think of something funny or snarky to add to that, but honestly, what the fuck is wrong with this woman? Getting kids to your door, opening the door, holding candy and then administering a political test? If she tried that shit on me as a kid she's still be cleaning the eggs off her house and dog shit off her porch.
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    Yep, that's the ticket! You're definitely gonna help McCain win support by being a withholding crazy asshole to children. That totally makes sense.
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    To be fair, it was all old people candy. Y'know, black licorice and mints that smell like linament.

    By the way, this was on a FOX affiliate. That's gotta sting.
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    Started paying attention to CNN's voter hotline map, set up so anyone across the nation who witnesses or experiences anything questionable or problematic with voting can call in and report it. Surprisingly, touchscreen problems are the fifth most frequent topic, registration is the major issue. Georgia and Florida are producing the most calls.
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    @orwellseyes:

    How about Werther's Originals? The worst of bad old people candy. Old people call them suckables.

    "Would you like a Werther's suckable for the road?"

    Fuck that.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    Can anyone find a copy of the pre-election version of Eminem's 'Mosh'? I can only find the edited version.

    Whilst Eminem is hardly the greatest political commentator around, that was a fairly powerful video, that I think needs to be spread around again right now.

    It didn't really work last time, but it highlighted the way that the youth and ethnic minority vote is being attacked and could possibly do with going around again.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    Just thought I'd show these two little hilarious P.S.As



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      CommentAuthorkeighter
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
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    @robinleblanc those are fantastic!
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    Good to see the MSM really hammering on voting problems. Too bad we had three fucked up elections in a row before they got around to it, tho.
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    @Vrbtm:

    I like those. Mainly cause my dad looked EXACTLY like the granddad in those commercials when I was a kid. Just give him an indecipherable Irish brogue and that was my dad.



    I have this odd affection for old people, but McCain and his geriatric band aren't nice old people, the kind who give you candy or pinch babies. They're old coots.
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      CommentAuthorMegaGoosey
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
     (4005.257)
    @robinleblanc

    You win my internet for the day.
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    Werther's originals are delicious. I've been startled this year to hear them scorned as bad Halloween candy a few times. I'd never heard this before. What's not to like about butterscotch?

    Creepy Halloween lady's plan won't work out for her, she's just helping build young democrats with ever kid she freaks out.
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    Fivethirtyeight.com reckons there is some slight tightening for McCain - but that he remains too far behind to have any realistic chance of winning.

    I think their estimate is now a 94% chance of an Obama win down from around 96%.

    Meanwhile in crazy town, one of the posters in a conservative forum where I lurk claims the Obama "O" logo is a disguised "666".

    This is the same guy who claims there was a court order in the Berg case disqualifying Obama from running but that it's been completely removed from the internet and that his computer was hacked to wipe the copy he saved.

    He and his buddies are buying extra ammo for Tuesday "just in case".
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2008
     (4005.260)
    They only need one bullet each.

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