Miscellaneous ramblings and gloating

Some miscellaneous thoughts on a wonderful election.

  • I bet that NC goes for Obama since he's already leading and the provisional ballots that will be counted will probably lean Democratic.
  • Breaking news! As I type, Ed Schultz says that NC was just called for Obama! Whoo Hoo!
  • Congratulations to Larry Kissell.
  • Congratulations to David Price! BJ Lawson's followers believe that "residents that took the time to use their brain and examine the issues, clearly gravitated to [BJ's] campaign and message." (See Drew's comment here). I think I'll take pass on using my brain for awhile, ok?
  • I couldn't believe how incompetent the Republican Party seemed to be. The State Board of Elections makes this information about me public: Absentee Ballot OK - Voted One-Stop 10/21/2008. But I must have gotten a couple dozen robo calls after that!!??? What's with that?
  • I made this video to celebrate Republican incompetence:

  • And Doonesbury, as usual, hits a home run:

George Entenman
Chapel Hill

Comments

Robocalls. Talked about that with lots of people last night.

They all continued to get robocalls from Republicans after they voted, but not from democrats. All were UNAs and sporadic Dems.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Vendors or late buys

I suspect that these were either vendor errors or last-minute buys combined with a desperate plea to "please just get them out ASAP!" Perhaps equipment overload on buys that were scheduled to get out by 5 or 6.

Dan Besse

Dan Besse

I got one from Richard Burr this morning,

extolling me to "vote for Dole to keep the Liberals from taking over the government", or some such mess.

Not only have the cows left the barn, but the damn barn itself has collapsed. Idiot.

Lawson can break it down all he wants.

He still lost by 27 points.

“We are the party of Roosevelt. We are the party of Kennedy. So don't tell me that Democrats won't defend this country. Don't tell me that Democrats won't keep us safe.” ~ Barack Obama

I don't think anyone is disputing that.

We're certainly not. Clearly, we have more work to do if we're to achieve electoral success. There's nothing wrong, though, with taking a look at the data and drawing conclusions. I don't think anyone would dispute that the Obama campaign's amazing (and quite frankly, inspiring) effort to turn out voters was a help to Congressman Price's campaign. Was it the difference maker in the election? No, but there's no reason to think it wasn't worth a swing of a notable amount of pp's.

Congrats to Congressman Price on his re-election. I sincerely hope he will turn attention to issues on which, in my opinion, his record has not been great.

And Congrats to Senator Obama on his election as the 44th President of the United States (I'll have more to say on this later) and to the Democratic Party on their gains in U.S. Congress. The Republican Party got a long-deserved wake-up call last night.

And zabouti, please don't take one person's comment and describe it collectively as the thought of every B.J. Lawson "follower." I would hope that Senator Obama's election as President would represent our country's progress in overcoming the use of this type of tactic. There are surely very smart people with understanding of the issues who voted for Congressman Price, and anyone who suggests otherwise does so wrongheadedly. There are also also very smart people with understanding of the issues who voted for B.J..

North Carolina Officially Turns BLUE!

Charlotte O is calling it for Obama in NC!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

That makes it 364 EV's and counting

Can we call it a landslide NOW?

We can haz country back, plz?

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

North Carolina. Turning the South Blue!

:)

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

here is what...

...seattle looked like last night.

winning.
it's a good thing.

"...i feel that if a person can't communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." --tom lehrer, january 1965

Best post

Sums it up pretty good zabouti.
Yes I had robocalls from Guiliani. and others .
and the nasty glossy flyers from Dole. Whom I have written to frequently, and not supportive note to her either.

Not targetted.

I recommend we look at PPP blog for some interesting data on the turnout.
And lets all consider that Meck went for Perdue? I still can hardly believe how things changed so fast once Perdue started to campaign.

TurnNCBlue

I'm Hurt: No One Pestered Me

You know, I'm a little hurt that no one, from either campaign, bothered to contact me in any way.

I live over here in Wake, on the edge of Greater Cary's assault on Chatham County. (I can drive to the Trader Joe's in Chapel Hill in about the same time that I can drive to the TJ's in Cary. And, I don't care what color you paint your garage door.)

While I did get a few pieces of mail from some local folks, and while I'm on the DNC's mailing list (and have responded to their mailings) I received no mailings from Obama or McCain, no robocalls at all, and no one knocked on my door or left anything hanging on the doorknob.

Not that I'm complaining, but...

I can't figure out why I got the robocalls, either

After reading about the Republican microtargeting effort, I can only speculate that it's because I still own an older gas-guzzling pickup truck!

Not that the Democratic lists were always better: the Vote Builder list that I got from the Obama people when canvassing my own neighborhood had my wife and me on it!!??

It turned out that the best lists for my county came from our own home-grown database: it was about half the size because we'd removed lots of people who were still in old lists.

Heck, we got Republican calls for our daughter, who hasn't lived here or even been on the BOE roles for about 15 years!

Lots of room for improvement.

-- ge

Besta é tu se você não viver nesse mundo
http://george.entenman.name

Besta é tu se você não viver nesse mundo
https://george.entenman.name

Im crying

Im crying from laughter at that video.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Congratulations to David Price?

Congratulations David! Keep up the good work. I am looking forward to two more years of votes to protect wealthy bankers and increase the national debt, keep us at war, and to build a threatening biological testing facility miles from my home. Hopefully Price will continue voting to place sanctions on foreign nations that result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.
Its no surprise that Price won. The Defense Industry, Lobbyists, Law Firms, and the Pharmaceutical Industry make up 4 of the top 5 industries that financed his congressional campaign. At least we now know who Price is really working for.
So congratulations. I think this calls for a toast. Here's to two more years of the same congressman who has helped earn congress a 9% national approval rating.

zabouti:
"I think I'll take pass on using my brain for awhile, ok? "

That's the spirit!

If it isn't my buddy from the polling site.

Unless all of B.J.'s followers are this rabid.

"You could say, 'Look, is this guy, Laden, really the bad guy that's depicted?' Most of us have never heard of him before." John McCain, following Clinton's strikes on al Qaeda camps

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Free at last! I think?

Congratulations David! Keep up the good work* Independent

You are neither independent nor free as long as you work within the defunk present Republican party.......

You are absolutely right!

I couldn't agree more. I probably dislike the Republican Party more than you do, but I will not support a Democratic incumbent whose political perspective looks more like Bush's than his opponent.

-Independent

Republicans know how to audit the books?

From Kos:

Just as in her days in Alaska, when she charged the taxpayers for her time spent at home, or countless other remarkable boondoggles, Diva Palin can't resist grabbing while the gettin's good. But she didn't just use her own expense account to buy clothes, but she had some of her underlings charge it on their cards too!

According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement.

But here's my favorite part. Ready for it?:

One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

Progressive Democrats of North Carolina