November 1, 2014

Sunday Jazz Brunch

Sheila E. and her father, Pete Escovedo, at the “In Performance at the White House: Fiesta Latina,” a concert celebrating Hispanic musical heritage held on the South Lawn, Oct. 13, 2009.

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  • dannie22

    good morning all!! time to GOTV!

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good MornTin’ dannie22. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

      – — B BLESSED. :>)

  • goldenstar

    Why Do White People Think Mitt Romney Should Be President?
    by Tom Scocca

    I’m voting for Barack Obama on Election Day. This fact will appear on Slate’s list of which candidates its writers are voting for, a list which will almost certainly look like the 2008 list, which is to say an almost unbroken string of “Obama.” People will look at this list—Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama—and they will say, Look at the Slate writers, inside their bubble.
    And they will be wrong. There is a real, airtight bubble in this election, but it’s not Obama’s. As a middle-aged white man, in fact, I’m breaching it. White people—white men in particular—are for Mitt Romney. White men are supporting Mitt Romney to the exclusion of logic or common sense, in defiance of normal Americans. Without this narrow, tribal appeal, Romney’s candidacy would simply not be viable. Most kinds of Americans see no reason to vote for him.

    http://tinyurl.com/atjhmue

    • GreenLadyHere

      Good Sunday MornTin’ GOLDenstar. ***BIG HUG** :>)

      – – -THIS – -RA-Chere – — -Most kinds of Americans see no reason to vote for him. — – -BAM!! :>)

      Good 2 C U. :>) B BLESSED! :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    — -Good Sunday MornTin” POU FAM♥ —REAL FAST: “WHYCOME” I torture myself watchin’ –“creepy crowley” when I wake up! Aaaaarrrrg!!! —
    She’s such a RE-THUG!! –
    – ☻She let Portman -DRONE ON – 4 minutes on the “strengths” –LOL —of da TWITT! –NO INTERRUPTION!! –

    -☻In RESPONSE 2 the STUPID — – -ILLOGICAL – –INANE annnd INSANE karl rove statement: – – -Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says

    “If you hadn’t had the storm, there would have been more of a chance for the [Mitt] Romney campaign to talk about the deficit, the debt, the economy. There was a stutter in the campaign. When you have attention drawn away to somewhere else, to something else, it is not to his [Romney's] advantage,” Rove told The Washington Post.

    — she let him get away with NOT SAYIN’ HOW STUPID it was!!!

    — – -I’m GLAD that she GOT CRITICIZED by the RE-THUGS – 4 her “support (HAH)” — -of MR. PRESIDENT durin’ Debate #2. – – –

    It’s called — -KARMA!! – –HAH!

    O.K. – -LEMME “wash/bleach” my brain – – -annnnd move on 2 POSITIVE MATTERS —WITH OUR BELOVED PRESIDENT!!♥ — :>)

    • conlakappa

      No one is stopping him from talking about those things, of course. Or offering specifics of any of his plans.

      • GreenLadyHere

        GOOD SUNDAY MORNTIN. conlakappa. ***BIG HUG** :>)

        – — ***BIG fist bump*** —-Annnd WHEN he SAYS ANYTHANG — -IT’s A LIE!! — – geesh.

        THEY ALL – –DELUSIONAL!! – -LOL

        Good 2 C U conlakappa. :>) Have a good day, :>)

  • GreenLadyHere
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  • GreenLadyHere

    POU FAM – — UH! – –OH! – –Guess TWITT 4-GOT 2 TELL US – — -THIS!! – –

    — – -Romney’s Bain investment record: Three times the bankruptcies of fed investments

    — – -Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my pal Mark Karlin:

    Jon Stewart lacerated the myth of Romney’s alleged expertise as a venture capitalist the other night. (See video here.) Quite simply, under Mitt’s leadership, Bain Capital had a worse investment record than the federal government’s backing of alternative energy companies (e.g., Solyndra).

    In fact, Romney’s record at Bain showed him picking firms that went into bankruptcy at three times the rate of the fed record.

    – — -SNIP – – –

    When Romney’s bankruptcy record, as he ironically promotes himself as a “job creator,” is just about three times the rate of Obama’s as president, it’s clear the “job creator” is really (particularly when combined with his slash and burn labor strategies) a job destroyer. He’s also a liar, and his dissembling is meant to hide one of the greatest myths of the campaign: that private investment is more effective at stimulating the economy, when Romney’s own record as the CEO of Bain Capital shows that it isn’t.

    Please read the entire post here.
    THERE IS MORE. – – — -HAH!

    — — –ROMNESIA — –at work!! LOL – –

    Annnd – –BTW TWITT- – -WHERE R YOUR TAX REPORTS!?? –HAH

  • gc

    Good Morning
    And may God, Goddess, Buddha etc bless you for having BHO’s back with a dedication and passion I have been privileged to share these last months.

    If I ever hear that AA’s have “lost their enthusiasm” I shall single handedly strangle whoever said it.

    • Miranda

      Oh Lord, we betta start a bail fund up for gc! LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good SUNDAY MORNTIN’ ALEXANDER2. :>) ***BIG HUG** :>)- – -LIKE FATHER – —-LIKE DAUGHTER! — -WHAT AMAZING TALENTS! :>)

    – — – -MR. PRESIDENT ONLY ATTRACT the BEST annnd the BRIGHTEST – — 2 da – –“HOUSE”. — :>)
    – — -[C what he means - --cornrows"? - -He wants da BEST in the PEOPLES' "HOUSE". LOL] —

    – – -SI! – — SE! – – -PUEDE! – -Woo! Hoo! — -:>)

    — –Have a WONDERful annnd BLESSED DAY. :>) -

    • GN

      Srsly; I love Sheila E!

  • rikyrah

    Good Morning, Everyone :)

  • rikyrah

    Cheating to Win

    by BooMan
    Sun Nov 4th, 2012 at 10:19:17 AM EST

    It shouldn’t be controversial to say that the Republicans are trying to win the presidential election by reducing the size of the electorate. They passed restrictive photo identification laws which were overturned in one court after another. They restricted early voting and weekend voting, in some cases seeing those decisions overturned as well. The Ohio Secretary of State has defied a federal judge and been reprimanded. He continues to defy him, now issuing a new rule about how provisional ballots will be treated that are contrary to a prior consent decree. At Daily Kos, a diarist writes about spending nine hours in line to vote yesterday, all because Governor Rick Scott has reduced early voting hours and hasn’t provided adequate personnel and machines.

    The conclusion is unavoidable. The Republicans are trying to make access to the polls so difficult that people will give up and go home. They are going to try to throw out as many provisional ballots as they can, which are really just votes for the president. They aren’t even pretending that they have persuaded the majority of registered voters to support their presidential candidate. But they are trying to win anyway.

    This really ought to be the scandal of the year. Yet, rank and file Republicans seem to be perfectly content with these tactics. It’s as if they believe that the Civil Rights Movement never happened, or never should have happened. They are happy to win the election even if they only win by suppressing the vote of working people and students and the elderly and people of color. It’s disgraceful. When Romney talked about the 47% of Americans who won’t support him, he reflected this attitude. It’s an attitude that says that only Americans in certain income brackets and with certain complexions should have a say in our democracy.

    But the truth is that the will of the people should decide who wins elections, not the relative effectiveness of voter suppression tactics.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/11/4/101917/659

    • GN

      Nothing new about these Jum Crow tactics to reduce black political power and hence ensure vastly unequal distribution of resources. While the sole patrol spent four years bitching at the first black POTUS and nipping at his heels. Black people seem to be coming out in force because it’s obvious what’s going on in terms of trying to give white voters disproportionate power.

      • LV

        Yep BLACKLASH. We feel that all the crap they have been throughing at PBO is also being thrown at us. Also voter suppresion. Like Rev Al says. Did they think we would let them get away with that. Again I cannot express enough of how proud I am for how we are responding allover.

        • GN

          Indeed!

          Ex:
          @NicholsUprising: “Lines as far as you can see for President Obama” in Florida today. Something is happening in Florida.

          • conlakappa

            The reblacktion to Scott an’em’s naked attempts to steal the power of the vote?

        • Gc

          This may be their Hail Mary though. It will lose and Obama will have spurred a non-violent people’s revolution. Sorry tension and grandiosity are alternating today :) Going to visit the elderly parents soon. Usually that is unnerving. Today, I could use the distraction! I’m “on call” for OFA here.

          This is a story I meant to relay, but did not get around to. I “hostessed” at a function at the Rehab Hospital I volunteer with a couple weeks ago. It was about the power of hope and caring our facility provides. But the patients attending were not just thinking about the accidents and injuries, but about the need to reelect Obama. “He cares about us!”

  • GN

    @JesseRodriguez: AP:
    Democrats say judge has ordered 4 more hours of early voting in Orange County, FL.

    • Miranda

      YES!!

  • rikyrah

    Bloomberg’s Out of Control Spending

    by BooMan
    Sun Nov 4th, 2012 at 08:24:54 AM EST

    I don’t mind New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s advocacy for gun control, but no single human being should be able to throw hundreds of thousands of dollars into a congressional campaign regardless of whether they are doing it to fight the National Rifle Association or because they want closer relations with Israel or because they want less scrutiny of their casino empire. Mayor Bloomberg is supporting both Republicans and Democrats, but the problem isn’t who he supports. It’s that he is giving $2 million to a Democrat in Florida and $1 million to a Republican in Illinois and $3.3 million to oust a Democrat in California. He gave over one million dollars to Connecticut Republican Andrew Roraback, and they have never even spoken to each other. How does Bloomberg know that Roraback has the character to serve in Congress? From perusing his website? Who hands a million dollars to someone without even talking to them to make sure they aren’t going to be the next Eric Massa, Anthony Weiner, or John Edwards?

    Overall, more than 80% of the dark money that was spent in this cycle went to support Republican candidates. So, I am just guessing that most Republicans are okay with a campaign finance system that so completely favors their side. But they can get a taste of this medicine in a few places from Bloomberg and his big government gun-confiscating socialism. How does it feel to have a billionaire swoop into your district and hand more than a million dollars to the Democrat? If we are going to fix our campaign finance laws, we are going to have to reach out to the Republicans who agree with us that democracy ought to be about equality and not about who can woo the most billionaires. You could even argue that the billionaires who floated Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum’s campaigns cost Mitt Romney dearly by delaying his ability to organize his campaign against Obama and forcing him to squander resources while getting bad-mouthed by fellow Republicans for months on end. Without the Citizens United ruling, Romney would have won the nomination in February. Of course, that’s because he’s a billionaire.

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/11/4/82454/0868

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2 – – -UH! OH! :>) – – – -MR. PLOUFFE —done – –GONE BOLD!!! —HAH! – —

    – — –Obama Adviser: Rove Will Be ‘At A Crossroads’ Tuesday – —

    —-White House adviser David Plouffe commented on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday that Karl Rove would be at a “crossroads” on Tuesday when Mitt Romney loses, a play on Rove’s big outside spending groups, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads.

    The comment came in response to Rove’s assertion that Hurricane Sandy had has boosted President Obama’s re-election effort.

    “I think Karl Rove might have said that because a few days ago he predicted a big Romney win, and my sense is Karl is going to be at a crossroads himself on Tuesday when he tries to explain to the people who wrote him hundreds of millions of dollars why they fell up short,” Plouffe said. – – – –

    – — -BAM!! – –LOL – — –

    Annnd I’m BEYOND “FATIGUED” of the promotion of THIS – –LAME EXCUSE!! —
    –Mr. Martin Bashir said that the RE-THUGS appear 2 B havin’ a – –POST-MORTEM – – -BEFORE da MORTEM!! — –LOL

    – — How ’bout THEY DEVOTE MORE TIME 2 PRAYIN’ 4 the VICTIMS annd 1st RESPONDERS!! –[instead of supportin' THIS STUPIDITY!!.]

    • conlakappa

      Bless their hearts, the teetotalers cannot possibly drink at the wake so they’ve started the dry-mourning [let it go, Admiral!] already.

      • Admiral_Komack

        They’ll have the shakes, though:
        “He…he won…again, that Nig (GONG!)”
        “What did you say?”
        “The sheriff is near.”

        • conlakappa

          I think amusingly and ironically, the wiseacres at AMC ran Blazing Saddles around the time of the President’s election and inauguration. I hope they do it again. They aired A Face in The Crowd last week and some other movies about the low nature of politics. Inherit the Wind too.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2 – —-Geesh! – — -The RE-THUGS R STILL TRYIN’ – –2 – -“SUPPRESS DA VOTE!!” – — –

    – – -After Republicans Restrict Early Voting Hours, Floridians Wait More Than 6 Hours To Vote – –

    – – — Last year, Florida’s Republican dominated legislature “rolled back the number of early-voting days from a maximum of 14 days to eight days.” The result? Floridians are finding it much more difficult to vote, with voters in some counties waiting in line for hours:

    Long lines were reported across the state, including a six-hour wait time at one early-voting site in Miami-Dade County. Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer asked for more early-voting time, but was told by state officials that no emergency existed to justify an extension.

    “As state officials, we are bound to follow the law,” Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner wrote Sawyer.

    – -SNIP – —
    Florida’s Republican Governor, Rick Scott, has refused to extend early voting hours to accomidate more votes. In response, Miami-Dade County will allow in-person absentee balloting on Sunday from 1PM to 5PM.

    – – -Further, the Florida Democratic Party has filed a lawsuit to force Governor Scott to extend the early voting period. Republican Governors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist extended early voting hours in response to record turnout.
    THERE IS MORE

    – –-AIN’T GON LET NOBODY — -TURN US – –‘ROUND!! – – -HAH!

    • nellcote

      Anybody organizing to bring water/cookies to people in long lines?

      • GN

        I don’t know about today, but I read stories from last week about people giving out entire fish dinners to ppl on line. I’d imagine that the festival-like atmosphere continues.

        • Gc

          The Obama Effect. Another sea change he has produced in this country. The haters HATE it. Hate coming together, hate multi hues, hate hope. Kossacks hate it. They cannot be the cool kids with their cynicism and sarcasm. High school redux? Some of us grew up. HS sucked for me too, but I ain’t dumping on decent people because of it.

        • conlakappa

          Loves it!

  • GN

    @davidaxelrod:
    14,000 in Concord for 44 and 42.
    Largest political event in New Hampshire history! http://t.co/7j9oYK3q

    Amazing!

    • Gc

      And NH is our most conservative state up here. I have chills. Not kidding.

      • conlakappa

        And one of the many area codes in which Miss Ann and her husband own a home. Tears for days, tears for freakin’ days.

  • GreenLadyHere

    ALEXANDER2 – –Good NEWS – –[Which has been consistent recently :>)] –

    – — — PPP: McCaskill Leads Akin By 4 In Missouri – –

    – —–Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) holds a 4-point lead over Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) in Missouri’s nationally watched Senate race that’s playing out in Missouri, according to a survey by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling released Sunday.

    McCaskill claims the support of 48 percent of likely Missouri voters, while Akin trails with 44 percent — a two point uptick for the conservative GOP congressman since PPP’s last poll of the race two weeks ago. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine, a possible spoiler to Akin, earns the support of 6 percent, just as he did in the late-October poll.
    THERE IS MORE.

    —CONTINUED – – –BEST WISHES. –:>)

    [Gotta "bounce" MISSIN' U/CARRYIN' U -IN MY ♥ :>) - - -Goood NFL LUCK!! :>)] – – –

  • GN

    @lordxmen2k:
    Mitt Romney is so dumb he went to Amazon to see if he could order “The WH” and have it delivered before Tuesday.

  • qosine

    FYI Florida Voting

    Voters can still cast ballots Sunday in Pinellas, Hillsborough
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/elections/voters-can-still-cast-ballots-sunday-in-pinellas-hillsborough/1259950

    • Miranda

      Yeah for these elections supervisors finding ways to work around that demonic Governor!

    • nellcote

      Also:

      The federal lawsuit says counties should offer absentee ballot voting at local election offices if early voting cannot be extended. Both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties said they planned to do that.

      “I decided to open because we are allowed to do so,” said Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher.

      Bucher noted that voting in her county did not wrap up until 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Her office started accepting absentee ballots at 9 a.m.

      Christina White, deputy supervisor with Miami-Dade County, said the county also decided to accept absentee ballots for four hours on Sunday at its main office.

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/florida-democrats-asking-a-federal-court-to-extend-early-voting-period-in-the-state/2012/11/04/ac0dec90-268c-11e2-ac64-5d52a2c5953e_story.html

  • GN

    Bitter Biyce, 12 hours ago (~1am this morning):

    @drboycewatkins1:
    Our ancestors fought for us to have the RIGHT to vote, not the OBLIGATION. Don’t trade one form of oppression for another

    • Miranda

      My God he is stupid. His hate has overtaken him to the point where he is now just a cartoon, just like Tavis.

      • GN

        Indeed; envy and jealousy have completely twisted this “brother.”

      • conlakappa

        That is beyond stupid. I don’t think all of those people died for us to take voting for granted. He needs a rest somewhere. His ODS is too deep.

    • goldenstar

      WTH? So, he’s saying that we shouldn’t have a sensibility that we must vote to have our voices heard?

      • GN

        He’s claiming that us feeling obligated to vote is just as oppressive as Jim Crow. He’s officially a coon.

    • LV

      What these fools should understand is this is not about just NOW. What is at stake is whether a POC is ever given the chance to be considered for POTUS again. They will rewrite the history of his presidency as a catastrophic failure and we should never venture there again. These people need to stfu. Hate to quote GW. They are with us are against us.

    • qosine

      He’s just hopeless.

      • conlakappa

        He’s just an asshole. I rarely cuss online. Like this is only the second time in 10+ years of online living but it seems necessary.

    • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

      He’s now a regular front pager at BAR.

      How full of your own shit do you have to be to believe some politician will come to you personally and ask you “why didn’t you vote?”

      I gotta go ask him “How does a party get more progressive when progressives take themselves away from the party”?

    • sagittarius

      Dear Bitter Boyce:

      In a semantic world, you would be correct: our ancestors did fight for us to have the RIGHT to vote. However, as with any other RIGHT, there are expectations that it will be used judiciously, honorably, with dignity and in remembrance of those who toiled, struggled, fought and died for everyone to have them.

      The RIGHT to vote IS an OBLIGATION to our ancestors who died in the Middle Passage; to those who endured slavery; to those who fought to live as whole human beings and not 3/5ths of a person; to those who were lynched and the survivors of those lynchings; to those who were slaughtered for believing that they have the RIGHT to live as full American citizens (e.g., Tulsa, OK and Rosewood, FL).

      How dare you define the desire and determination to vote as a form of oppression? How dare you dishonor black folk like that? How dare you?

      • Alma98

        Tell him sag!

      • rikyrah

        yeah sag

      • GreenLadyHere

        HEEY sagittarius. ***BIG HUG*** :>)

        – –***fist bump*** – –2 DA MAX!! —

        – – -THIS – –>How dare you define the desire and determination to vote as a form of oppression? How dare you dishonor black folk like that? How dare you?

        – –He’s been the — SPOOK WHO SAT BY DA DOOR – – — SILENTLY – — -ALL this time!! – – –

        Ain’t NOBODY — “studdin'” — him!! – — -PERSONA NON GRATA!!! – -:>)

        Good post sagittarius. :>) Good 2 C U. :>)

        • sagittarius

          Hey, GLH! **BIG HUG**

    • Ebogan63

      The only ‘oppression’ I see is his damned Ivory Tower negro mind. He is a complete idiot. The RIGHT to vote that has been fought over is a fucking OBLIGATION to those very same ancestors that he uses to promulgate such bullshit.

    • MsKitty

      (Paging Harriet Tubman)

    • JojoRaze

      If you don’t vote you don’t have the right to complain. Dude needs a good running slap a la Bernie Mac in Head of State.

  • Miranda

    Voters In Miami-Dade Can Cast Ballots On SundayMIAMI (CBSMiami) – In an usual move, Miami-Dade Elections Department will allow voters to cast their ballots on Sunday.

    While state law does not permit Early Voting on Sunday, the elections department is permitted to provide and accept absentee ballots.

    In honor of the Early Voting hours offered on the last Sunday in 2008, voters can go to the Elections Department in Doral at 2700 NW 87th Avenue to vote by absentee ballot from 1pm-5pm.

    The elections department said any voter who shows up in the allotted window will be able to vote by absentee ballot. The voter did not have to request an absentee ballot ahead of time. http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/11/04/voters-in-miami-dade-can-cast-ballots-on-sunday/

    • goldenstar

      How are absentee ballots counted in FL?

      • Miranda

        They will be counted starting at 7pm Tuesday. The poll workers will begin feeding the absentee ballots into the machines that read the ballot at that time. Considering the counties doing this are doing so against the wishes of the evil Gov, I’m confident they will be as accurate as humanly possible.

        • goldenstar

          Great! Thanks for the explanation.

  • Miranda

    John Nichols ‏@NicholsUprising
    “Lines as far as you can see for President Obama” in Florida today. Something is happening in Florida. @thenation @WeGotEd @edshow

  • sagittarius

    Good morning, POU Fam!

    May we be blessed, healed and touched by His merciful grace as we go about our day. Rejoice in this day, for it is one the Lord has made.

    • Alma98

      Morning sag!

      • Worldwatcher7

        Blessings accepted and returned. It’s a good God day to GOTV!

        • Alma98

          I’ve already had a couple of OFA folks visit me this weekend. They were scared to approach the house because the dog was acting crazy, he’s a JRT. I let the screen down and talked to them… I told them that I’m registered and I vote across the street from my house. They were like cool see ya on Tuesday.

      • sagittarius

        Morning, Alma!

        I am calling WI today for OFA. It’s been interesting, so far!

        • Alma98

          LOL! Girlll they will cuss you out, you know the Packers are playing. lol

  • Alma98

    Good Sunday morning to all!

  • sagittarius

    I’m making calls to Wisconsin voters for OFA. I am stopping now because the Packers are about to play (will resume after the game).

    My sister calls WI ‘the unforgiving state’. She lived there for a minute and hates it with all the heat of 1,000 suns. I went to college in WI; now I only go there while traveling through to another state.

    • Alma98

      What college did you go to sag? And yes these people love their Packers. On the weekend you can see whole families dressed in their Packers garb lol. After living away for 25 yrs and coming back I can say I truly hate it here. If not for my mom getting on in age I would be gone already.

      • sagittarius

        I went to Marquette. I have no idea why I made that decision, since I’m not Catholic.

        • Alma98

          My niece got a scholarship offer to Marquette but didn’t take it. She said she didn’t like the atmosphere there. They do good work for low income and elderly people needing dental help and having legal issues. Other than that I don’t know much about the school. They also have a private high school that’s expensive as can be almost 7,000 a semester.

  • nellcote

    ORLANDO, Fla. — A judge extended early voting hours in one Florida county on Sunday after the state Democratic Party sued in an effort to give people more time at the polls.

    Some voters had faced waits several hours long on Saturday, the last scheduled day of early voting. The judge ruled on a lawsuit filed late Saturday in Orange County after an early voting site was shut down for several hours. The Winter Park library was evacuated when a suspicious package — a cooler — was found outside. It was later detonated by a local bomb squad.

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    Bill Cowles, the Orange County elections supervisor, said that voters who show up on Sunday will be asked to use a provisional ballot because the Republican Party of Florida had appealed the decision. The extra hours will be offered at only the Winter Park library.
    [...]
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/florida-democrats-asking-a-federal-court-to-extend-early-voting-period-in-the-state/2012/11/04/ac0dec90-268c-11e2-ac64-5d52a2c5953e_story.html

    Note that these are provisional ballots NOT absentee ballots.

  • nellcote

    Doug Wilder on my teevee. What a way with weasel words!

    • conlakappa

      Still trying to get that museum back-taxes bill paid, eh?

  • GN

    @TheReidReport:
    Florida Dems take back ‘souls to the polls’ Sunday – early voting restored in 5 counties http://t.co/O8GtfCEY

  • rikyrah

    Does Krauthammer Have a Point?

    by BooMan
    Fri Nov 2nd, 2012 at 10:34:36 PM EST

    I consider Charles Krauthammer to be a very intelligent man. I think he is intelligent, but I also think he is quite devious in the sense that he cannot be relied upon to say what he really thinks. He’s a manipulator. His arguments don’t roll off the top of his head but are prepared meticulously to have the desired psychological impact. If you take him too literally, you’ll conclude that he is either not very bright or that he’s simply crazy. As a result, he can sometimes be hard to gauge.
    There is certainly a degree of scare-mongering in his column today. There’s the boilerplate about how Obama is turning America into a typical European socialist state filled with people who can’t tie their shoes without some assistance from a bureaucrat. We all know that is food for the sheep. But maybe he actually believes that Obama represents a real threat to the Reagan Revolution.

    Reaganism’s ascendancy was confirmed when the other guys came to power and their leader, Bill Clinton, declared (in his 1996 State of the Union address) that “the era of big government is over” — and then abolished welfare, the centerpiece “relief” program of modern liberalism.
    In Britain, the same phenomenon: Tony Blair did to Thatcherism what Clinton did to Reaganism. He made it the norm.

    Obama’s intention has always been to re-normalize, to reverse ideological course, to be the anti-Reagan — the author of a new liberal ascendancy. Nor did he hide his ambition. In his February 2009 address to Congress he declared his intention to transform America. This was no abstraction. He would do it in three areas: health care, education and energy.

    To be more clear about it, Krauthammer also made this statement: “Reagan was an ideological inflection point, ending a 50-year liberal ascendancy and beginning a 30-year conservative ascendancy.” I agree with that statement, but it seems clear that Krauthammer sees next Tuesday’s election as the potential endpoint of the conservative ascendancy. I’d like to believe that he is correct. As for the next part, I believe he is correct:

    If Obama loses, however, his presidency becomes a historical parenthesis, a passing interlude of overreaching hyper-liberalism, rejected by a center-right country that is 80 percent non liberal.

    When you put it that way, I guess this election in kind of important.

    What say you?

    http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2012/11/2/223436/197

  • Miranda

    The folks in South FL need to raise HELLSouth Florida County Extends Early Voting — But Only In One GOP StrongholdLast night, voters in Miami-Dade County were forced to wait in line up to six hours to vote. In some precincts voters who arrived at 7PM were not able to cast their ballots until 1AM.

    In response, Republican-affiliated election officials in Miami-Dade have effectively extended early voting from 1PM to 5PM today by allowing “in-person” absentee voting. But this accommodation will only be available in a single location in the most Republican area of the county.

    Nearly every city within 5 to 10 miles of this location — including Hialeah, Miami Springs, Sweetwater and Miami Lakes — has a substantial Republican voter registration advantage.

    The most populous city among those is Hialeah where Republicans, powered by a large Cuban community, have an overwhelming registration advantage of nearly 20,000 voters. There will not be an opportunity for in-person absentee voting in downtown Miami or South Dade, where there are heavy concentrations of Democratic voters.more here http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/11/04/1136371/south-florida-county-extends-early-voting-but-only-in-one-gop-stronghold/?mobile=nc

    • Ebogan63

      Brazen attempt to steal it for Mitt.

    • Alma98

      I can’t believe this isn’t illegal these jackasses are outright saying democrats can’t vote but republicans can. You’re right they need to raise hell and somebody needs jail time. Outrageous!

    • trose1

      I am still waiting on someone in the MSM to find Gov’s Scott and Kasich and ask them why they suppress Black voters.
      Why are these Gov’s not being held accountable for their administration action’s?
      MSM would be running arond in a tizzy if PBO did anything half as blatant.
      The MSM pretending what we see is not happening, it is disgusting.

  • Miranda

    Mitt Romney relying on teleprompters to deliver his closing speechDES MOINES — Warming up the crowd at Mitt Romney’s morning rally here Sunday morning, Iowa congressional candidate John Archer strode on stage and took what in Republican circles has become a tried-and-true dig at President Obama.

    “Wow,” he said, “I don’t need these teleprompters!”What Archer may not have realized is that the twin teleprompters erected at both sides of the podium had been set up for his own party’s nominee.more here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/mitt-romney-relying-on-teleprompters-to-deliver-his-closing-speech/2012/11/04/32497b9e-26ab-11e2-b2a0-ae18d6159439_story.html

    • Alma98

      UGH!

    • goldenstar

      I have never understood the Republican fascination with the President and teleprompters. They all use teleprompters; some better than others.

      • LV

        That’s easy.They want to portray him as a dumb ass negro who can’t express himself with out it. Because other people us them is irrelevant.

  • sagittarius

    Fam, thought you would be interested in this, as much as her spirit is called upon here:

    AfricanBurialGround ‏@AFBurialGrndNPS
    In 1993, the church where Harriet Tubman worshipped in Canada unveiled a plaque honoring this historic freedom fighter: http://ht.ly/f06vZ

  • JojoRaze

    I’m viewing the NH pics on TOD and PBO is still giving Bill Clinton the subtle side-eye. He’s like “Thanks for splaining stuff, but I still don’t trust it.AT.ALL.

    I love PBO, he’s just like me wrt to Bill Clinton. “Thanks, but I’m watching for that knife to my back any day now.”

    • Alma98

      I was thinking the same thing looking at those pics. You see how happy Clinton looked walking down those AF1 steps. I know a lot of people love him but no I don’t trust him.

      • JojoRaze

        He looked happy introducing PBO too, but PBO is just watching for that knife. This is how I know that he has no issues with Hillary; it’s Bill that he has issues with.

        I’m thinking PBO is thinking “What is the price for having you stump for me?” And I’m thinking the same thing, “Why is he doing this?”

        • BoomerGal

          Because if Hillary runs in 2016 (which I seriously doubt) he’s got Obama in his pocket!

  • Aquagranny911

    Quick pop in POU! Going to fix some enchiladas for the troops. So glad I’ve got the makings in my freezer!

    Happy GOTV to all & if you have some TOYH (time on your hands) how about bringing some food to OFA? No pizza, por favor! Veggie trays, fruit, soups stews…something hot & rib sticking would be so appreciated. Also bottles of water!

    Got to go.

  • Aquagranny911

    Quick pop in POU! Going to fix some enchiladas for the troops. So glad I’ve got the makings in my freezer!

    Happy GOTV to all & if you have some TOYH (time on your hands) how about bringing some food to OFA? No pizza, por favor! Veggie trays, fruit, soups stews…something hot & rib sticking would be so appreciated. Also bottles of water!

    Got to go.

  • lamh35

    This is why people love Biden!!

    Biden gives 17-year-old exclusive ride

    Cleveland (CNN) – She and Joe Biden may now be BFFs. A 17-year-old high schooler and the Vice President of the United States could end up being “best friends forever” after Biden surprised the young lady with the ultimate offer – and the pictures to prove it.

    • nellcote

      Being VP has brought out the best in Joey B.

  • Ebogan63

    The Miami Herald ‏@MiamiHerald
    BREAKING: Miami-Dade elections office will no longer be providing absentee ballots today. People shouting, demanding to vote. #Heraldvote
    Retweeted by allanbrauer
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    This bullshit is disgusting! After only 2 hrs.

    • aleth

      Damn

    • gc

      fuckers

    • nellcote

      Voters Overwhelm Dade Elections For Sunday Voting

      MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In an unusual move, Miami-Dade Elections Department decided to allow voters to cast their vote by absentee ballot on Sunday.

      By 2:30 p.m. nearly 200 people were in line. Elections department officials said they were so overwhelmed they were forced to close their doors.

      By 3 p.m., the doors had re-opened and people in line were given tickets for absentee ballots.

      While state law does not permit Early Voting on Sunday, the elections department was permitted to provide and accept absentee ballots.

      Miami-Dade elections officials said voters who still want to vote by absentee ballot can also pick one up on Monday at their headquarters in Doral at 2700 NW 87th Avenue.

      Voters can either fill out the absentee ballot at the elections department or take it home, fill it out and have it returned by 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Voters can no longer request absentee ballots by mail

      http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/11/04/voters-overwhelm-dade-elections-for-sunday-voting/

      • Ebogan63

        Glad they allowed folks in line to vote, but towing away cars of folks in line ain’t a good look.
        Scott should be in jail.

        • nellcote

          Scott should be in jail.
          ===
          I still have hope he’ll get there.

          My blood pressure is so borderline these days I can’t go near twitter because of tweets like this. There just isn’t enough room on there to get a fuller picture.

          • Ebogan63

            One of the downsides to Twitter.

      • JojoRaze

        This could have been avoided if Scott acted like a decent human being and a patriot instead of a crook and extend early voting uniformly as his TWO Repub antecedents did. However, since this is a crook that robbed Medicare, I hope people remember in 2014 to vote his crooked heart out.

      • Guns3000

        I’ve lived in this area off and on for about 15 years. The President is getting probably 60-80% of those votes.

    • Alma98

      Damn! They really are trying to take us back to the Jim-crow days.

  • Ebogan63

    Joseph M. Cabosky ‏@CabPolitical
    Dems end on high note on last day of early voting in NC. Their margin bounces back from 15.8% to 16.2% http://www.cabpolitical.com/2012/11/04/dems-end-on-high-note-in-north-carolina-early-voting/
    Expand

    Over 62% of likely NC vote in, whites still only 67.4%, well off 72% ’08 figure. Afr. Amer. at 27.4%, was 23% in ’08 http://www.cabpolitical.com/2012/11/04/dems-end-on-high-note-in-north-carolina-early-voting/

    • JojoRaze

      Cab says if the white vote stays < 70%, PBO will win. Everyone who's eligible to vote should vote, even if it's for Mittens. However it seems as if the white vote, even if it goes up to 70%, isn't going to be enough to make this a winner for Mittens, because the black vote is shaping up to be bigger than 2008.

      • conlakappa

        The brown one too.

        • JojoRaze

          Yes, I totally forgot about the Latino vote in NC–that is a big factor.

          • conlakappa

            Remember too that the number of Asians increased in the US, outpacing forecasts. Different segments of that population trend D. I think about the huge Indian population in Virginia. There are also those who just love this President who might not have been tapped in politically before.

  • crazycanuck

    Yeah, this is what many here are afraid off, that the election will be stolen. They are being so dam blatant about supressing the vote, it’s disgusting. They all should be thrown in jail.

    And yeah, I don’t and never have trusted Clinton. I really wish PBO would stay away from him.

    • nellcote

      Whatever Clinton’s getting out of all this campaigning is NOT to the detrement of PBO. We need to stick together for 3 more days.

      • JojoRaze

        I’m glad PBO is hanging with him for the next 3 days but I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop wrt to Bill. He always has some drama following him. Hillary has earned the President’s loyalty, but Bill, not so much. The fact that PBO is still side-eyeing him, shows the trust is still not there for him.

      • GN

        Totally, 1000% agreed.

  • JojoRaze

    Listening to the Hollywood event. Poor PBO loosing his voice but sounding so good. It’s wrong to have a prez this smart and this good looking!

    • conlakappa

      That’s what the other side is thinking! If he is going to be as much of an egghead as Adlai Stevenson/Jimmy Carter, must he be so fine too?! And the son of a white woman so he’s got their daughters and nieces baracking? I think they will cynically offer up another hairdo without a brain come 2016. We haven’t seen the last of Lyin, methinks.

      • nellcote

        Getting a cramp from crossing my fingers that Ryan looses twice on Tuesday.

        • goldenstar

          From your mouth to God’s ears.

  • crazycanuck

    Coco Pazzo ‏@CocoPazzo

    As the end of voting hours come voters in Miami are refusing to leave & the crowd is chanting ‘Let the people vote!Let the people vote!’

    • conlakappa

      Dang, getting all Exodus up in that piece!

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!

  • lamh35

    TV ALERT. Black Girls Rock 2012 on tonight, BET 6PM central.