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Entries from November 2008

November 4, 2008

November 6th, 2008 · No Comments

A few scattered thoughts from Election Day: – I am absolutely exhausted, physically and emotionally drained.  And I only do this part-time.  I think there’s a serious case of blogger burnout going around the entire political blogosphere right now.  Sites that normally update two or three times an hour have been barely twitching since Tuesday night.  It’s [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Yes. We. Did.

November 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

November 5, 2008, and I have indeed woken up in a very different America.  More thoughts on the events of last night later.  Right now, I need to pull myself together, go to work, and try not to… well, fall asleep, do backflips, give out any awkward hugs, shed any more tears.  Note to world: We are back.  The [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Election Day: Get up, get out, and VOTE

November 4th, 2008 · No Comments

It’s been an incredibly long, incredibly hard-fought race.  Today feels like Christmas, if Christmas came once every four years.  Will America get another lump of coal in our stocking or that new bicycle?  It’s up to us.  “Progress is neither automatic nor inevitable.  Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

When will it be safe for Obama supporters to start celebrating?

November 3rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

All aboard the Overconfidence Express!  While the rest of the blogosphere focuses on polls and punditry, I know what’s really on the mind of the American people: When will it be safe to pop those bottles? Sure, you could always wait until the networks call the election, but who wants to spend those extra four or five hours (or [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Republicans

R.I.P. Toot– Obama’s grandmother passes away

November 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments

The AP reports: Barack Obama’s grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86. Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats

Which proverb will hold true for John McCain on Election Day?

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

[poll=4] By the way, guess which of those is one of John McCain’s favorite sayings.

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Tags: John McCain · Republicans

Why I’m so confident in an Obama sweep

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Taking a look at the previous post, where I predict the final presidential election result, I’m realizing that my prediction basically amounts to this: Barack Obama will win every state he’s leading in and every state that’s a toss-up, except for Montana and North Dakota.  On the face of it, that seems like a fairly, if [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Polls · Republicans

TWP’s final 2008 electoral map prediction

November 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s been two really, really long years.  But in a little over 48 hours, we will most likely know who the next President of the United States will be.  Luckily for you, you don’t have to wait for Tuesday to see how the final electoral map will pan out.  From the people– me– who correctly [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Polls · Republicans

A Christian perspective on gay marriage: Why I’m voting no on 8

November 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

In case you haven’t been following it, Prop 8 is a controversial initiative on the ballot in California that would insert a ban on gay marriage into the state constitution.  I think this ad, narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, hits the nail on the head: Regardless of how you feel about gays getting married, this [...]

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Tags: Religion

Canadian comedy duo prank calls Sarah Palin

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

First, the must-hear audio: And the AP has the background story: Sarah Palin unwittingly took a prank call Saturday from a Canadian comedian posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy and telling her she would make a good president someday. … The call was made by a well-known Montreal comedy duo Marc-Antoine Audette and Sebastien Trudel. Known [...]

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Tags: Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

SNL: McCain-Palin infomercial airs on QVC

November 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

In case you missed it, John McCain and Tina Fey were hilarious last night on Saturday Night Live. It’s amazing how well McCain can control his facial expressions whenever Barack Obama isn’t in the room. SNL does qualify as free media, but I’m not sure if it’s the best use of McCain’s time three days [...]

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Tags: Cindy McCain · Entertainment · John McCain · Republicans · Sarah Palin

Barack Obama and Sarah Palin blow stuff up in new video game

November 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

(via Kotaku) If for some reason you are standing up while surfing the Internet, you should go ahead and sit down right now.  Because this is probably the coolest thing you’ll ever see. Cashing in on election fever, EA today announced that, as part of an upcoming update for Mercenaries 2, both Sarah Palin and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Entertainment · Republicans · Sarah Palin

If McCain wins the election: A million and one questions

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Just a few thoughts three days before D-Day. – Does Barack Obama regret his decision to take Sasha trick-or-treating yesterday (which actually ate up his whole day because he campaigned in the relatively safe Iowa and the relatively unimportant Indiana to stay close to Chicago)?  Or his campaign’s decision to throw resources into Arizona pretty much for no other reason [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · John McCain · Media · Republicans

“You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama”

November 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Vote for McCain-Palin or you’re going to hell. So says Janet Porter of the Christian right website World Net Daily in one of the most profoundly ridiculous articles I’ve ever read, titled “You cannot be a Christian and vote for Obama“: To all those who name the name of Christ who plan to willfully disobey Him by voting for Obama, take [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democrats · Religion · Republicans