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    • CommentAuthorMaliarenko
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
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    @mipeters,

    I had a bit of a chuckle when I read that you were thinking of escaping to Canada. I was thinking of moving overseas somewhere, so I can get the hell away from the States if McCain/Palin wins this upcoming election.

    I live in Edmonton, Alberta, and to be honest, your election is way more important to me and mine than our own national election that happened a little while ago.
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    @Maliarenko

    I'm pretty sure part of the reason Harper called an early election was to have the US election as a distraction to our own as well as avoid any sort of Liberal groundswell domestically after a Democratic win South of the border. The result is he gets another year (at the minimum) to govern while the Liberal party elects a new leader and gets its shit together before risking tumbling the government.

    ~R
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      CommentAuthorpico
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.123)
    Anyone making odds on the margin off victory?

    The Obama Half-Hour was exactly what it seems he wanted it to be - one final chance for undecided voters to get a good look at the Obama he wants them to see. Nothing wrong with that. And to be fair, he has to burn through those million$ somehow. Otherwise, it's just people's donations lying about.
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    I feel the same way, lets just DO THIS THING. Election blue balls.

    I voted last week (Chicago, vote early, and often!) at the board of elections. I moved recently and getting my license updated and address and blah was more of a pain than just going downtown once. Nice thing was, there was a SERIOUS line of people, mostly Black and...happy. I've been voting in every election, state, local and federal since I was 18, more than a decade, and this was the first time I saw HAPPY people at the polls. Usually it was me and the elderly. I got used to a man with an oxygen tank handing me my ballot and waiting while the person in front of me shat themselves because he couldn't vote for Coolidge. Young, racially diverse and HAPPY people voting for McCain.

    McCain is the young person's choice right? Hello? Hello? Anyone out there? Go Palin?
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      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008 edited
     (4005.127)
    @ Sara 013 - The fact that it was at Defiance, OH makes it even better, despite the reporting that it was due to miscommunication.
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      CommentAuthorSara 013
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.128)
    "due to miscommunication"

    I find that bit even funnier. XD
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.129)
    @all

    What are your election day plans? My wife and I (getting hitched tomorrow!) are spending a few hours at my friend's "election results party" and then heading back home for more drinking and yelling at the election coverage.
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.130)
    Congrats, RenThing.

    I'm gonna vote before work, act smug all day, go home and play video games until 7.

    I'll watch the Daily Show, MSNBC, and I'll flip to Fox and CNN every once-in-a-while.

    I'll check Talking Points, here, 538, HuffPo, Salon.com's War Room, Michell Malkin, and what the hell a couple of corn dogs.
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      CommentAuthortedcroland
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.131)
    He looks genuinely hurt.

    Have you no empathy, Joe?!
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    Republicans have long had issues with plumbers.

    here's a great interview with Robert Draper, a reporter for GQ who got deep in the McCain Campaign. My favorite bit

    WWD: You mentioned that the McCain campaign thinks that blogging is inimical to journalism. Do you think it’s true what they said in your story, that reporters are “primarily young, snarky, blog-obsessed and liberal?”
    R.D.: Oh, yes, I think it’s true, but I don’t think it’s a fatal impediment.


    I'd beg to differ on that assessment.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.133)
    @Richard Pace

    Just think - if Obama wins and Harper's second term is as bad as his first pretty soon you'll have liberal Canadians threatening to move to the US.
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    Nice thing was, there was a SERIOUS line of people, mostly Black and...happy. I've been voting in every election, state, local and federal since I was 18, more than a decade, and this was the first time I saw HAPPY people at the polls. Usually it was me and the elderly

    Had a similar experience, except this is Johnson County, Kansas, so just a smidge less racially diverse (Uncyclopedia entry: "Johnson County is a very diverse community where you can find both Anglos and Saxons."). But everyone was entirely pleasant, lots of smiles on people's faces, and the geriatric brigade running everything was super nice and super efficient. It was happiness all around.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.135)
    Oh that wacky John McCain. Apparently he doesn't think Obama is a socialist after all.

    Wait.. wasn't that about the only message he had left?
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    Uh oh! John McCain is going rogue! He better get back in line and get back on message, or John McCain is going to get pissed.
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    Wait.. wasn't that about the only message he had left?

    I'd like to think he realizes that he's going to eat it and is trying to save some dignity.

    But at this point I'd also just chalk it up to more bugfuck crazy.
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
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    let the cannibalism continue: FOX's Neil Cavuto verbally spanks John McCain
    • CommentAuthorScottS
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
     (4005.139)
    @orwellseyes

    I'd like to think he realizes that he's going to eat it and is trying to save some dignity.


    you crack me up :)
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      CommentAuthorvrbtm
    • CommentTimeOct 30th 2008
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