October 31, 2014

Tuesday Afternoon Thread: Its Up To Us

 

  • Alma98

    I loved this speech flotus was giddy lol. The boss was like a little kid when he greeted flotus.

  • Miranda

    Hundreds of Pinellas voters get robocall from supervisor of elections saying Election Day is Wednesday

    ST. PETERSBURG — An hour after polls opened Tuesday morning, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office mistakenly placed hundreds — possibly thousands — of automatic calls to voters instructing them that they had until 7 p.m. Wednesday to vote.

    But that is wrong. Polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Any ballots turned in after that time won’t be accepted.

    The calls went out between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. because of a glitch with the SOE’s phone system. Calls were made Monday alerting voters who had requested mail ballots but had not returned them that they had until 7 p.m. “tomorrow” to get them turned in.

    more here
    http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/local/hundreds-of-pinellas-voters-get-robocall-from-supervisor-of-elections/1260163

    • Alma98

      It really is time to start putting these people in jail or filing lawsuits against them. Also some hefty fines would help too it’s just madness.

      • nellcote

        A hefty fine and barring them from working in any official election related capacity for 25 years.

      • Gc

        My bet is that every incident is being recorded and saved in a secure location to be dealt with legally after the election. Now it’s just a plug up the hole in the dike thing precinct by precinct so that we can get THROUGH the election with all votes counted.

        • Alma98

          I hope so because this is ridiculous.

    • AxelFoley

      Mistake my ass. Glitch my ass.

      THIS is election fraud. Fuckin’ GOP needs to be destroyed. Completely, utterly destroyed.

  • annvic

    Happy Election Day, everyone! I got to admit I got a little bit jealous of all the people who had short waits to vote in the Open Thread. It took me and my mother four hours to early vote this year and y’all were breezing in and out, lol. It’s a good omen, though; us black folk in the DMV have been turning out live and in full effect this election season and I am so, so happy for that. Four more years!

  • http://themidnightsolution.blogspot.com LTMidnight

    Just voted. I know Romney will win Texas but it about running up the score and giving PBO a mandate to govern.

    As I stated before, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio are liberal cites. But I’m predicting PBO will do better this time than he did in 2008.

  • Miranda

    Judd Legum‏@JuddLegum
    For continuous coverage of a dude in a beret standing still somewhere in Pennsylvania, tune into Fox News

    • Alma98

      LOL

    • pamelabrown53

      Well, He was BIG and BLACK! Never mind he was opening the door for a white woman. FOX pulled this Black Panther fear fest in 2008 too. Just another example of broadcasting from a fact free parallel universe. The one where we get accused of everything they’re actually doing.

      Not too late; make some calls: GOTV!

    • Admiral_Komack

      There are French in Pennsylvania?

      • sagittarius

        LOL

  • Tx_Girl_in_LA

    I’m at work and I can’t keep focused!

    • conlakappa

      Right? I begged someone to speak with me sooner rather than later and she agreed, telling me what time I should call. I totally flaked, calling her much later than our appointment. She was very nice about it and said she understands that “today is a special day” but I think I did detect an eyebrow arching upward. Then that reminded me of the other person with whom I wanted to speak–she was in line to get gas but called me back and we had a good conversation. Sheesh, I do have to remember to do my actual job, right?

      • Tx_Girl_in_LA

        It’s tough…I keep checking twitter..POU…twitter…then POU…checking to see when is lunch time…twitter..

  • MsKitty

    Pardon the source, but the Gov. has had enough crap from Willard and his team…

    Chris Christie Slams ‘Know-Nothing, Disgruntled’ Mitt Romney Staffers

    “I told Governor Romney at that time that if the storm landed as predicted that it was going to be catastrophic to New Jersey and unprecedented,” Christie said. “I said to him, ‘Listen, Mitt, if this storm hits the way I think it’s going to, I’m off the campaign trail from here to Election Day.’ And he said to me, ‘Chris, of course. Do your job, don’t worry about me. I’ll take care of things.’ So all this other noise, I think, is coming from know-nothing, disgruntled Romney staffers who, you know, don’t like the fact that I said nice things about the President of the United States. Well, that’s too bad for them.”

    • Ebogan63

      Christie’s ’bout to start cussin’ at these foolz if they don’t leave him alone.

      • edp4bho

        No, he’ll just sit on them.

  • Alma98

    I just got a report of voter intimidation from my sister’s ex he told her they are Romney supporters. They have brought their asses to a black neighborhood running around with Romney signs trying to intimidate people. I gave him Gwen Moore’s number and the voter intimidation hotline number. I also told him to take pics of them.

    • Miranda

      Tell him to tell everybody in line to point and laugh at them, then start playing the dozens on their asses.

      • Alma98

        He said ain’t nobody scared of them or paying them any attention. They are in the hood hood if you know what I mean. They gone get that ass beat if they step to the wrong one.

        • Ebogan63

          Alma I saw a tweet just now saying that people were leaving voting lines in N. Milwaukee and that the polls were understaffed. I’m trying not to bring the ZOMG tweets up in here as we don’t do that.

          • Alma98

            Where is this located at? I haven’t heard anything about it. I’ll see what I can find out.

            edit: Ok I found out what’s going on here is a link to the story. http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/five-hours-into-election-long-lines-some-problems-surface-ur7hbv1-177502851.htmlI I live pretty far from this area but I know where it is. And this doesn’t surprise me at all they have some of the shittiest reps. in the city. How the hell can they have only one machine, if this isn’t voter suppression then I don’t know what is.

          • BluMilw

            It’s ridiculous that they’d have only 1 machine at that location!

          • Alma98

            Unfreaking real!

        • annvic

          Wow, the desperation must be short-circuiting their brain cells if they’re out trying to play Mighty Whitey with Tyrone n’ them. I went to vote at a middle class rec center and the dude out for Romney was so shook by us that he was nervously planting his signs and passing out his fliers while mumbling for people to keep an open mind and not making any eye contact. It probably didn’t helped that everyone laughed as soon as he handed them the fliers and the group of church folk in front of me loudly joked about setting them on fire but it was a long line and we needed entertainment.

          • Alma98

            We’ve had no problems either there has been a steady stream of voters since 7am. I think they’re trying this mess in the low income areas. Thinking the people will let them get away with it. They just don’t know they will get a beatdown, hell I try not to drive through that area after dark.

          • annvic

            They are really stupid for believing that they can get away with this foolishness. Too much of the ol’ GOP echo chamber will sho’ nuff get a Timberland in your ass.

          • Alma98

            I think because so many are older folks they’re still living in the 30’s, 40’s and the 50’s. They just don’t know they’ll get whooped for stepping on somebody’s shoe.

          • annvic

            Seriously. Black people have had it up to *here* with the Republicans and their bullshit. You step to one of us today trying to get in the way of us voting and your face might get cracked.

    • pamelabrown53

      Here’s the real deal. We can’t be intimidated unless we allow ourselves to be. Remember, this is all out in the open: not a gang of KKK’ers shrouded in sheets in the dead of night.

      Report ANY incidents and Stay The Fuck In Line! We’ve got your back, Mr. President…and we have the backs of all those before us who died for our right to vote.

      • Alma98

        Don’t worry they know what to do, see my comment to Miranda below.

  • Miranda

    Joyn-Ann Reid goes IN.

    Politico’s definition of presidential mandate diminishes women, minorities

    If Barack Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, he will have succeeded by winning the majority of votes cast by African-Americans, Latinos, single women, unionized white workers in the rust belt, the northeastern United States, the west coast, LGBT Americans, and voters under the age of 50.

    In some cases, (African-Americans and Hispanics, who according to the latest Latino Decisions poll are breaking for the president by an unprecedented 73 percent to 24 percent, with the potential to decide the election in four states) he will have won a super-majority of those voters.

    But if you ask the Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen, the senior editors at Politico, he will have won, without really winning:

    more here
    http://thegrio.com/2012/11/05/what-makes-a-mandate/

    • nellcote

      Vandehei and Allen really lifted the curtain with that one.

      • jeremy

        You go that right !

        Majority of the people working at politico are racist republicans who always suck up to the GOP while dumping on the DEMS and Obama. I can’t wait to Obama wins big tonight so I can see all the tears from the GOPmedia.

        • conlakappa

          There will be lots of long voices and mumbled, “um, we totally saw this coming but had to be objective…” My question to Schieffer: does this mean the R party sort of sucks or just completely sucks?!

          • jeremy

            LOL !

    • rikyrah

      GO jOY!!!

  • BarbinAtlSouth

    Slightly OT: Friend sent this regarding safety for folks in the area impacted by Sandy

    http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/USDHSFA-5b20eb?reqfrom=share

    U.S. Fire Administration Learning-Academic Materials and Programs (LAMP-POST) Update
    U.S. Fire Administration sent this bulletin at 11/06/2012 11:24 AM EST

    US Fire Administration Urges Residents Affected by Hurricane Sandy to Stay Safe as Cold Weather Approaches

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is urging residents to be safe as cold weather blankets the United States, including areas recently impacted by Hurricane Sandy. According to the NOAA National Weather Service, a coastal storm is expected to impact the mid-Atlantic and Northeast beginning after midnight Tuesday night and continue through Thursday night, with clearing expected by Friday. Impacts to the effected regions include: strong gusty northerly winds of 20-30 mph with gusts of 40-45 mph, rain of 1 to 2.5 inches along the coast, with lesser amounts inland possible, light wintry precipitation is possible inland, and coastal flooding/beach erosion along the New York/New Jersey coast. USFA urges everyone to monitor NOAA weather radio and local news reports for the latest storm conditions and take the necessary precautions to keep safe.

  • PBomb

    Hee-Hee…

    Obama: ‘It’s Always Good to Ignore Donald Trump’

    In a radio interview this morning with “Pedro Biaggi en la Manana” on El Zol 107.9 FM, President Obama was asked what he thought of Donald Trump’s stunt two weeks ago, offering to make a $5 million donation to charity if Obama released his academic records.

    “So, did you choose to ignore him?” Biaggi asked.

    “Well, it’s always good to ignore Donald Trump,” Obama replied. “I think it’s always a good rule.”

    Obama, who has said he has never met Trump in person, joked last month that the media mogul seems to have it out for him because of a long-standing grudge from their childhoods in Africa.

    “You know, this all dates back to when we were growing up together in Kenya,” Obama kidded with “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, alluding to Trump’s repeated birther claims. “We had constant run-ins on the soccer field, and he wasn’t very good at it. When we finally moved to America, I thought it would be over.”

    Read More here: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-always-good-ignore-donald-trump-195159468–abc-news-politics.html

    • Alma98

      HA!

    • conlakappa

      I heard the President on Steve Harvey around 6:30 a.m. Front, face, forward.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Ohio faces controversy over voting machines [Update]
    By Erik Sherman /MoneyWatch/ November 6, 2012, 11:00 AM

    As people head to the polls today to cast their ballots, a critical “battleground” state in the presidential election faces a last-minute controversy over its voting machines.

    In Ohio, a lawsuit alleges that Secretary of State Jon Husted and Election Systems & Software, an Omaha, Neb., company that makes electronic voting systems used in the state, improperly approved the use of untested, non-state certified software in voting machines to help tally results.

    The suit — filed Monday in federal district court by Robert Fitrakis, a Columbus, Ohio, college professor, voting rights activist and congressional candidate representing the Green Party — claims that the software could erroneously alter election results or even lead to election fraud. According to the complaint, the suit alleges that the software could introduce mistakes into the vote count, or allow third parties to manipulate the results.

    A federal judge heard more than an hour of oral arguments An oral hearing on a motion for a temporary restraining order on using the software is scheduled today at 9 a.m. in federal district court.

    [UPDATE: After an hour of oral arguments, U.S. District Court Judge Greg Frost said he would issue a ruling while Ohio polls are open.]

    MORE: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505124_162-57545531/ohio-faces-controversy-over-voting-machines-update/

    • aleth

      Judge is a republican— he will rule while polls open to see how the tabulation willl screw voting and to whose benefit. All bullshit… the more people vote the harder it is to steal.

      You all know if these shit was done in a developing country or by people of color in this country– THEY WOULD BE IN JAIL or accused of corruption.

    • nellcote

      Thanks for posting this. I’ve been looking for an update or even a mention about it.

  • Keithnohio

    Pennsylvania machine that turned Obama vote into Romney vote has been taken off line tv.msnbc.com/2012/11/06/mac… Its starting. This is where the Koch, Adelson money has gone. Vote machine rigging. Ohio, PA, Florida, Amazing………………….and frightening. Did GOTV canvassing this am and on my way to work. It is on us folks. FOWARD!!

  • MonieTalks

    I know we don’t give a fuck about Cenk, but his tripe needs to be pushed back. He writes shit like this and people are busy face-booking and tweeting this shit. And we need to shame bastards like him, especially considering that PBO’s real base and true progressives, Black and Brown folks are having every obstacle put in their way. His ass needs to be called out on twitter, seriously. I’m tired of this shit already.

    Why Obama Will Disappoint Progressives and I Voted for Him Anyway

    • Alma98

      Oh is he still around? Last I saw him he looked he was using some of Sammy Sosa’s skin cream. PBO being elected has shed a light on all these grifters and pushed them back into nether world where they belong.

      • conlakappa

        Was he still reporting from his mother’s basement a la Rupert Pupkin? But, yeah, I give two shakes of a rat’s tail about Cenk and his stupid.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Perhaps if his fan club had co-signed his show instead of his HuffPo bs, he’s still have a show on MSNBC?

      • nellcote

        He killed off Current TV.

    • nepat

      He’s still around? Whatever.

    • Admiral_Komack

      Why is he so butthurt?

      I never thought Barack Obama was a progressive; I always saw him as a pragmatic centerist.

    • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

      Cenk is irrelavent and as the hours go by he gets more irrelavent.

  • Alexander2

    (They should have never let y’all use twitter. lol)

    @JeffersonObama I’ll bet you that PA voting machine was rigged by Peggy Noonan’s vibrator.

    • Alma98

      hahahahaha!

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      *FTFO*

    • Admiral_Komack

      I didn’t do it.

      • conlakappa

        He who disclaimed it, named it!

    • PBomb

      *dead*

  • itgurl_29

    I live in a republican stronghold. Being that my precinct is like 99 percent white and republican, there’s never a big line and I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes to vote. I went to vote this afternoon and the place was freakin’ empty. Just me, my sister, my brother, and about a 8 precinct workers. In ’00 and ’04, there was a nice steady stream of voters at my precinct, all for Bush, of course. No one was there today. I’m telling y’all, these CACs are not feeling Romney like that.

    • Alma98

      They know lol.

    • edp4bho

      Funny. Same here. I saw no Romney signs at either of our precincts- across from one another. My town, right outside of Philly, is notoriously repub, but demographics have changed. Guess they know better. Even the borough hall had Obama signs on its lawn. Also, I am canvassing throughout the day- on a lunch break now. Ran across a caucasian female whose house I was not contacting. As she came out her door, she said…”I’m going to vote right now….I’m a registered republican and I’m NOT voting for Romney”. I told her good for her and welcome….LOL!
      I came across another white woman, not on my contact list, and she offered that she already voted, cheerily. I am sporting Obama buttons, so I suspect something’s going on under radar.

      • http://oldhollywood.net/ woody45

        I’m wondering if that’s going to be one of the major stories. The huge number of Republicans who either voted for PBO or decided not to bother altogether.

        • jeremy

          The media has been lying since the start of the campaign. Obama was never the one with the enthusiasm gap it was always the republicans. Which explains why Romney couldn’t pivot during the campaign because he had to enthuse his base.

          All you need to do is look at the early vote totals and read the stories like the one above.

        • itgurl_29

          At least at my precinct, there’s no doubt that there’s no enthusiasm for Romney. I had no trouble parking and when my siblings and I walked into the polling place, we were the only ones there. I always vote right after lunch and unlike ’08, ’04, and ’00, the place was a ghost town. It looks like my neighbors are staying home this election. And I’m oh so glad.

    • Town

      I live in a GOP stronghold and there’s LOTS of enthusiasm for getting the black guy out of the WH and LOTS of Romney/Ryan signs too. They damn near passed out from joy over Doug Wilder endorsing Mitt Romney (cuz yeah, it WUZ an endorsement).

  • Alma98

    I forgot to mention that I saw four or five 18yr old kids voting for the first time. Their parents brought them they looked kinda put out but mom & dad was not having it lol.

    • rikyrah

      LOL

  • Miranda

    Come on Cleveland! You can do it!!

    More than half of registered voters in Cuyahoga County have voted

    CLEVELAND – More than half of the registered voters in crucial Cuyahoga County had cast ballots by 2:30 p.m., and Democratic Party officials were hoping to push that number significantly higher to get President Obama the edge he needs in Ohio.

    Despite widespread fears of polling problems in one of Obama’s key strongholds, voting has gone on without snags throughout the day, according to elections officials. There were a handful of problems with paper ballots not entering electronic voting machines correctly, but those have been corrected without any lost votes.

    more here
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/06/more-than-half-of-registered-voters-in-cuyahoga-county-have-voted/

  • MonieTalks

    One of my friends on Facebook wrote:

    Today is our Black Friday.

  • Miranda

    Guam Presidential Vote Now Counted; Democrats, Libertarians Gain, Relative to 2008
    November 6th, 2012

    The Guam Election Commission has finished counting the November 6, 2012 presidential vote. Because Guam is on the early side of the International Date Line, voting finished there several hours ago. The results: Obama 23,067 (72.39%); Romney 8,443 (26.49%); Johnson 357 (1.12%).

    In November 2008, the Guam presidential vote was: Obama 20,120 (62.35%); McCain 11,940 (37.00%); Bob Barr, Libertarian, 212 (.66%). Here is a picture of the 2012 Guam ballot. The presidential part of the ballot is on page two. Thanks to Walter Ziobro for the news, which is from the web page of a Guam television station, KUAM.
    http://www.ballot-access.org/2012/11/06/guam-presidential-vote-now-counted-democrats-libertarians-gain-relative-to-2008/

    • Alma98

      Alright who the hell in Guam voted for Romney!

  • Miranda

    ROFLMAO

    Erin McPike‏@ErinMcPike
    According to GOP sources on the ground, Romney camp’s “ORCA” turnout app has crashed, so they can’t monitor their turnout operation.

    Erin McPike‏@ErinMcPike
    And of note: the Obama campaign’s app crashed in 2008. Romney’s camp modeled theirs after the old Obama system

    • nellcote

      LOLOLOLOLOLOL!

      It’s going to be hard for Rmoney to top this one.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      And that’s why you should never copy someone else.

  • GN

    NorahODonnell:
    Virginia elections officials report “very heavy, robust turnout” that will likely exceed 2008 vote – per CBS

    • Town

      There’s lots of motivated people to get Obama out of the White House, as well as lots of motivated people to keep Obama IN the White House.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    Councilman Reports Confusion, Crowding At Polling Sites In Brooklyn
    November 6, 2012 2:56 PM

    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A New York City lawmaker is calling on the Board of Elections to clear up the confusion and long lines at some polling sites in Brooklyn.

    Councilman Jumaane Williams called the voting process a “disaster” on his Twitter page, where he has been documenting problems he’s encountered at several polling sites.

    Williams claims that at least three polls didn’t open on time and machines weren’t working elsewhere.

    MORE: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/11/06/councilman-reports-confusion-crowding-at-polling-sites-in-brooklyn/

  • GN

    Doing our part here in Bklyn to drive up the pop vote total–this line is so long!

  • PBomb

    SMDH…
    ___________________________________________________

    Tom Arnold Won’t Be Voting For Ex-Wife Roseanne Barr

    Today is Election Day, and though actress Roseanne Barr is running for president, she can’t count on a vote from ex-husband Tom Arnold.

    Just in case you’re late to the table, Roseanne Barr of Roseanne fame is indeed running for president and will appear on the ballot in some states. According to OTRC, she’s running for the California-based Peace and Freedom Party, promising and end to the war on drugs, bring our soldiers home, guarantee clean water and organic food, fix the broken economy, implement single-payer healthcare, and finally ensure equality for all.

    It’s not a Stephen Colbert-style joke, Roseanne is very serious about her presidential bid (so she says), but one person who isn’t taking her seriously is her ex-husband, Tom Arnold, who scoffed at the idea of voting for her.

    Arnold told TMZ “I’m voting for Obama, but for God’s sake let Roseanne have her pot … she’s 60.”

    Read more here: http://www.inquisitr.com/389304/tom-arnold-wont-be-voting-for-ex-wife-roseanne-barr/

    • sagittarius

      A whole forest full of shade… wow

      Arnold told TMZ “I’m voting for Obama, but for God’s sake let Roseanne have her pot … she’s 60.”

      SMDH, indeed

    • majii

      “Arnold told TMZ “I’m voting for Obama, but for God’s sake let Roseanne have her pot … she’s 60.”

      ROTFLMBO! WTG, Tom Arnold, WTG!!! IMO, Roseanne Barr is a real nut.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      Why, Arnold? Just…why???

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    As Aleth pointed out, the judge is a Repub, appointed by Bush, so there ya go.

    Ohio judge rejects lawsuit against voting machine software
    By David Ferguson
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012 15:50 EST

    An U.S. District Court judge has rejected a suit filed by a Green Party activist alleging that Ohio voting machines were using dangerously vulnerable software that would allow votes to be blocked or altered. According to SFGate.com, Judge Gregory Frost ruled that election activist and Green Party Congressional candidate Bob Fitrakis provided “zero” evidence for his claims, offering instead only conjecture as to how and why the machines could fail.

    MORE: http://s.tt/1sjWA

    • Alma98

      We’re just gonna have to overwhelm them with votes. Forward!

  • PBomb

    So here’s the whole quote from Ben Affleck about voting for the President…

    Ben Affleck is pumped for the vice presidential debate

    —Snip–
    Although the star maxed out his donations to Obama in 2008, Affleck has not yet donated to the campaign this election cycle, according to records from the Center for Responsive Politics. But, he says, he will eventually get around to it.

    “I like the president. I’m going to vote for the president and I’m sure I’ll give money to the president’s campaign,” Affleck told The Hill.

    “The Town” star predicts Obama has a “very high” chance of being reelected but says GOP nominee Mitt Romney “definitely opened a window of opportunity up for himself” after the last debate. Affleck calls Obama, “a strong favorite to win reelection.”

    “Argo” co-star and AMC “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston also says he believes Obama will fare well in November.

    “I think [his chances] are pretty good. I think he’s an incumbent and collectively I think he’s done well actually. I think he will be reelected, and I would say 65 percent [chance he’ll be reelected].

    http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/261505-ben-affleck-is-pumped-for-the-vice-presidential-debate

  • nellcote

    The whole world’s watching, as we used to say in ’68…

    Libyans worry about Benghazi attack’s role in the U.S. election

    TRIPOLI – The United States has enjoyed more popularity in Libya over the past year than it has in most other Arab countries because it played a critical role in supporting the country’s 2011 revolution. Overwhelmingly, Libyans said they were rooting for Obama on Tuesday. “We are very interested in how this election goes,” said Tarek Ali, a gold seller in Tripoli. “Personally, I love Obama.”

    “If Obama stays in office, things here will be stable. But a new person could change the laws and bring new resolutions to pass — whatever it is, we don’t want it,” said Mohamed Bin Othman, the owner of a clothes store in Tripoli’s old city.

    But many Libyans also said they have paid close attention to this U.S. election this week out of anxiety rather than preference, after the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi drew promises of strong action from both American candidates.

    “Libyans are really worried right now about their image in the United States, especially after the consulate attack,” said Nizar al-Mutajawal, an anchor at Libyan First TV. “The possible impact of the election is still ambiguous to people here. They don’t understand yet how this government versus a new government is going to deal with the Benghazi attack. People don’t want retaliation. They want understanding.”
    [...]

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/11/06/libyans-worry-about-benghazi-attacks-role-in-the-u-s-election/

  • conlakappa

    AP/Yahoo! acting a fool until the bitter end:

    If Obama wins, will he finally tell us his second-term agenda?

    Walter Shapiro asks if anyone outside Obama’s inner sanctum knows what he would do with a second term.
    But just to show balance, earlier today the headline was about Miffed being a “baffling” President should he win. Whatever, tools, whatever.

    • qosine

      Shapiro was in the tank for John Edwards – even had a book deal about that loser. Move along Shapiro.

  • PBomb

    Completely off-topic, for all of those who watch Pretty Little Liars, The actress who plays Spencer Hastings is half black. Her mother is Deborah Pratt, who was the co-producer for Quantum Leap. I just read about that today.

    • BarbinAtlSouth

      Wait…. one of the producers for Quantum Leap was a black woman?

      Didn’t know that. Loved that show.

      back to ping ponging between here & twitter

    • Alma98

      I remember her mom, wow small world.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I read about her mom a few months ago. I was surprised.

    • rikyrah

      I actually knew that.

  • PBomb

    Apparently, Russell Crowe got into a fight on twitter with folks over PBO. He’s a supporter…
    ________________________________________________________
    Crowe: Obama is ‘the light’ and ‘the future’

    Actor Russell Crowe put up a fight for President Barack Obama on Twitter over the weekend.

    “Villagers,I don’t endorse politicians.Not my thing.However, Obama is the light & the future.Keep going towards the light. Put America first,” the “Gladiator” star tweeted. “Complex time for the world. America needs to continue the Global awareness that Obama has set. A healthy America means a healthy planet.”

    After making the political statement, Crowe was called an “idiot” and a “typical Hollywood clown” by some angry followers who disagreed.

    Read more here: http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/10/crowe-obama-is-the-light-and-the-future-139167.html

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      They better chill before Russell lays hands upon them.

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Afternoon miranda/POU FAM♥- – — ***BIG HUG*** :>)

    – — WHAT a TENDER MOMENT – – -OUR FIRST COUPLE -ALWAYS SHARE. :>) ***tears** annd ***smiles***

    – — —Can You Feel The Love Tonight - – :>)

    – — – -We sooooo LOVE THEM♥.- — The BEST FIRST COUPLE♥ in HISTORY!! – – –:>) — –

    Lookin’- — FORWARD- — -> 2 tonight. :>)- -

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — — -HE SPOKE TRUTH!- – :>) – —

    – —-Quote of the Day

    — -“It’s out of my hands now. It’s in yours. All of it depends on what you do.”

    — President Obama, quoted by NBC News.

    – — -GET! —– OUT! – —THE- –VOTE! :>)– —

  • rikyrah

    I cried watching this speech

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – – – -WHEW LAWD. – — – -THIS is- – – -BEYOND COMPREHENSIVE. :>)

    – —The ThinkProgress Election Day Live Blog- — -ENJOY. :>)

    – — -High turnout reported in Cleveland — -GET ‘EM- – –SISTA–Nina Turner!!- — Woo Hoo!- –:>)- –

    – – — -SNIP —

    – — THIS!!- — — –ArrrGGG!- —Illegal robocalls in Montana
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    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) SuperPAC and other conservative groups are running robocalls on behalf of Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), even though such calls are illegal in Montana:

    — – — rogress on Nov 6, 2012 at 8:50 am

    LATEST UPDATE
    5:09 pm
    Romney claims he’s only written one speech for tonight
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    4:55 pm
    High turnout reported in Cleveland
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    Scott Keyes @smkeyes

    Every poll worker I’ve talked to in Columbus said turnout was as high as 08, if not higher.
    6 Nov 12

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    4:46 pm
    Philly voter shares how he was forced to use a provisional ballot
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    ThinkProgress received the following email from a 23-year-old Philadelphia resident who was forced to use a provisional ballot despite being a registered voter:

    I had problems today voting. I wasn’t on the voter list at my polling place and was required to fill out a provisional ballot. I saw this happen to a woman after me who had her registration confirmation card with her. She raised a bit of a stink which seemed justified to me.

    I never received a registration confirmation card in the mail so I made sure to check that I was registered with the PA DoS before heading to the polls. (I did this online.) I was indeed registered. After submitting my provisional ballot at the polls I called the DoS and again confirmed that I was registered in Phila County and was at the correct polling location. I’m not sure how they put the voter lists together that they use at the polls, but unless they print them a month in advance I don’t see how they could be missing registered voters who are in the DoS database.

    Poll workers told him they had already issued provisional ballots to 8 or 9 people at the Cedar Park polling location by 10 am. Both the person in front and behind him were also told they were missing from the rolls. ThinkProgress also spoke to an Obama campaign poll watcher who reported similar instances of young people’s registrations getting lost or omitted from the books in a different Philly precinct.
    4:34 pm
    Illegal robocalls in Montana
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    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s (R) SuperPAC and other conservative groups are running robocalls on behalf of Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT), even though such calls are illegal in Montana:

    4:19 pm
    Heavy voter turnout reported in Virginia

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    Displaced New Jersey voters will have until Friday to email ballots
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    New Jersey has extended until Friday the deadline for voters displaced by Hurricane Sandy to email in their votes. Those voters must request ballots by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, but may return the ballots any time until Friday at 8 p.m.
    – — — – EFFECT on 2-NIGHT!?- —

    – — – THERE IS MORE. – —

    — – -FIRED UP!- – – -GET! OUT! THE VOTE!! :>) – - — –

  • Gc

    Bad, bad gc. Just voted. Walked past Ryney signs. Flashed on his attitude toward wen. Spat on signs

    • Ebogan63

      Fam, are we gonna have to take up a collection for GC’s bail? LOL!

      • Gc

        I’m very expensive :)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- —- -YES!- – –THEY!! — -DID!- – – — WINNERS!- – -:>)- – –

    – — -Obama’s Team Wins Election Day Basketball Game- —

    – – – -President Obama’s basketball team won in his traditional Election Day game Tuesday, according to a White House pool report with more details the game. There were two five-player teams with referees to call fouls. According to a fellow player and former Illinois Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias, Obama’s team won by “like 20″ points.

    The teams: Obama was player-coach of his team, which also included Giannoulias and Scottie Pippen. On the other team were Arne Duncan, Marty Nesbitt and Randy Brown.

    – — -SNIP- — –

    Giannoulias said Potus “played very well” but did not say how many points he scored. Giannoulias scored 32, he said, and Pippen 21.

    After the game, Obama returned to his Chicago home.
    THERE IS MORE.

    ———THEY R THE – — -CHAMPIONS!!- – -Woo! Hoo!—

    – – [Gotta "hit da Road. C U soon!!♥]– –

  • rikyrah

    Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 09:32 AM PST.

    Elijah Cummings rips David Gregory and Scarborough on laughing off voter suppression

    Proud Maryland native and House member Elijah Cummings (D) really was annoyed this morning with Mo(u)rning Jo(k)e laughing off voter suppression efforts throughout the country from Republicans yesterday.

    And he certainly expressed that quite candidly to them face to face.

    This thing, I listen to you all Joe yesterday, y’all were kind of laughing about it. It’s a very serious issue.

    It’s an emotional (issue) . I predicted a very long time ago that African-American people would come out in record numbers, and that is already happening in my district. They are coming out in records numbers because they do not like the idea that there seems to be a concerted effort to stop them for voting.”
    Scarborough blamed David Gregory, who is even worse of course, with his silence on the issue on Meet The Press all throughout the election season despite supposedly being a professional multi-million dollar journalist. And his silence there and then for everyone to see.
    Kathy Kay looked shocked and perplexed, wondering why would Republicans try and deny people, including black Republicans, the right to vote. It was Beltway centrist media figures off their high, seclusion bubble in D.C. and smacked into reality for a rare refreshing time.

    It was a telling incident of many on the Mo(u)rning Jo(k)e of a election show, three hours more than its regular version of sad, vapid centrist dribble.

    Thankfully Elijah Cummings was not tolerating their nonsense, especially Gregory and Scarborough’s, not one bit.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/06/1156883/-Elijah-Cummings-rips-David-Gregory-and-Scarborough-on-laughing-off-voter-suppression

    • annvic

      Thanks for reppin’ the state, Elijah! I am so glad he gave those mofos a sharp slap of reality. People of color have had our rights stripped away like gangbusters these last two years and none of these Beltway reporters gave a damn about it. I tell you, once PBO gets re-elected it’s gonna be a lot of hungry former news personalities……..

  • Miranda

    Evening thread is up!

  • edp4bho

    Hey guys, all tweeters, please give a big shout out to Rev Al for sticking by PBO through all kinds of shit.