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Monday, November 3, 2008

Brace for Impact!

Nobody knows what's going to happen tomorrow, and frankly I don't feel like wasting your time with pontifications or predictions. Here's what I will say: We will be having an "online victory party" here just like we did the night before the nomination.

I will be liveblogging all night long (though I will be at a party, so we're going to have to see how often I get to the computer). I'm also operating under the assumption that it will be a LONG night. McCain is on fire, Palin is on fire, and the best poll from 2004 shows the race as a tossup.

So, get out to your local polling stations and lets make sure that John and Sarah can raise their hands in victory tomorrow night. Then, we'll get online here to celebrate.

One last thing...I kicked off the last victory party by posting a Bon Jovi music video, so I figure I'll get this one started with another one...

Consider this my response to anyone who thinks this election is lost.

(and if any of you are artistically inclined, I would love it if somebody could photoshop Sarah's hairdo onto the "Have a Nice Day" smiley face from the video...I would love to make that our theme image going forward.)

114 comments:

huskyonspeed said...

Ok, I'm getting nervous now... I e-mailed my mom to ask if she has turned in my mail-in ballot and she hasn't replied yet. I'll hope for the best. Tomorrow will be intense, not just on the presidential level. We got a close race in my state for governor, and supposedly our very conservative 4th district is close... let's keep praying for John and Sarah and for the Senate candidates, so we can keep the filibusters going no matter who wins.

techno said...

Adam, if the next 24-30 hours are anything like the evening of August 28th and the early morning of August 29th before Sarah was finalized as the VP candidate, we are in for one hell of a ride.

huskyonspeed said...

Here's another cool vid:

http://www.youtube.com/

watch?v=8ZZf619DIpo

dale said...

FINALLY

BREAKING NEWS: TROOPERGATE
by Greta Van Susteren

Governor Sarah Palin CLEARED. See note from my FNC colleague Dan Springer

From: Springer, Dan
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2008 7:21 PM
To:
Subject: Urgent
Personnel Board investigator assigned to look into Troopergate, found
no probable cause that Palin violated the state’s ethics law.

This is reversal of legislative investigation which concluded she had
abused her power.
Dan just sent a second email that had this note in it:

there is absolutely no evidence to support a finding of probable cause
for violation of the executive ethics act against the gov.

alyssa said...

Thanks for that news, Dale!

huskyonspeed said...

I could tell listening to McCain speak today that his voice is getting hoarse. Hang in there John, you need to give a good victory speech tomorrow! :-)

Mountain Mama said...

Ooops, Techno: Adam (rightly) doesn't like swearwords, and the moderator accidentally posted yours. Ack! Maybe re-write your comment sans "h" "e" Double-Hockey Sticks?----quickly, before Adam deletes the first comment?

WOW! I am SO HAPPY about the Palin exoneration!

Of course, I am LOOKING FORWARD to seeing LOTS of coverage on the MSM networks about her exoneration----right? I mean, surely they'll run on and on about how INNOCENT she is, right?----just as they do whenever a Republican is supposedly "guilty"----right?

HA! I wonder if we'll hear a SYLLABLE about it on those BIASED networks....

Well, anyway, WE ARE HAPPY about this! It's ROTTEN that this news is coming late, but what else is new, with the MSM in Obama's pocket?

Night Owl said...

I've been playing "Don't Stop Believing." :)

momprayn said...

Dale - Great News! Hope there's more to come......

Dean said...

Below is an email that the McCain campaign is blasting out tonight. Thought I would share this.

Go McCain/Palin


My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

Throughout my years of service, I've been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I'm an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country's future.

Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I'm prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation's healthcare system.

Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.

I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.

Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.

I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.

With sincere appreciation,


John McCain

Jill said...

Obama responded with class and dignity about the Palin pregnancy. I agree with you, 12thman. We all know the hits Sarah and her family have taken during this harsh campaign, and with those few words about his mother having him when she was 18, it did more to call off the braying hounds than anything could have. We all owe him for that respect. We certainly do not owe him our votes and support, and he's not going to get it! On with the fight!

Bill said...

Okay, so I was watching Foxnews. It's pretty much all across the board the conventional wisdom that McCain is a long shot to win this election. HOWEVER...

Carl Cameron said that this is the most energetic and optimistic he's seen McCain in 14 years of covering him. He also said that the people in the campaign are excited and upbeat. They see the polls and think that they have a great shot at winning tomorrow.

SO, any chance someone on here has access to those internal polls that make them so giddy? I don't see much to be giddy about out there!

12thMan said...

Remember, tonight we also play "Redskin Roulette", meaning that if the Washington Redskins win their last home game before the election, the incumbent party keeps office. If they lose, the opposition wins (although in 04 GWB still won).

Since 1940 (although this also dates back to the Boston Redskins in 1936):

1940: Redskins beat Pittsburgh Pirates 37-10, predicting a win for the incumbent, FDR (D) is re-elected

1944: Redskins beat Cleveland Rams 14-10, predicting a win for the incumbent, FDR (D) is re-elected.

1948: Redskins beat Boston Yanks 59-21, predicting a win for the incumbent, Truman (D) wins.

1952: Redskins lose to Pittsburgh Steelers 24-23, predicting a win for the opposition, Ike (R) is elected

1956: Redskins beat Cleveland Browns 20-9, predicting a win for the incumbent, Ike (R) is re-elected

1960: Redskins lose to the Browns 31-10, predicting a win for the opposition, JFK (D) is elected

1964: Redskins beat the Chicago Bears 27-20, predicting a win for the incumbent, LBJ (D) is elected

1968: Redskins lose to NY Giants 13-10, predicting a win for the opposition, Nixon (R) is elected

1972: Redskins beat the Dallas Cowboys 24-20, predicting a win for the incumbent, Nixon (R) is re-elected

1976: Redskins lose to the Cowboys 20-7, predicting a win for the opposition, Carter (D) is elected and tragedy befalls the nation

1980: Redskins lose to the Minnesota Vikings 39-14, predicting a win for the opposition, RWR (R) is elected and it's Morning in America again

1984: Redskins beat the Atlanta Falcons 27-14 on a Monday night, predicting a win for the incumbent, RWR (R() is re-elected the next day

1988: Redskins beat the New Orleans Saints 27-24, predicting a win for the incumbent, H.W. (R) is elected

1992: Redskins lose to the Giants 24-7, predicting a win for the opposition, Clinton (D) is elected

1996: Redskins beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-16, predicting a win for the incumbent, Clinton (D) is re-elected and becomes last pres-elect to touch 300 EV mark

2000: Redskins lose to the Tennessee Titans on a Monday night, predicting a win for the opposition, W (R) is elected the next day despite Al Gore (Hiss)'s best attempts at theft.

2004: Redskins lose to the Green Bay Packers 28-14, predicting a win for the opposition, yet W (R)proves to be a spectacular president in at least one regard by going to be re-elected anyway and breaking the streak.

2008: 12thman will be happily cheering on the Redskins, who boast the second-best record in the NFC and are coached by original 12thman hero Jim Zorn (and not to mention now have former Hawks MVP Shaun Alexander). The opposing Steelers are three years removed from one of the biggest acts of larceny of all-time (SB 40 over my Hawks, a "win" that would have made ACORN proud) and are also owned by Obama-backer Dan Rooney.

While the streak ended in 2004, a Redskin win has NEVER resulted in a Democrat victory as the opposing party (versus the incumbent). GO SKINS!!!!!!

Patriot1776 said...

Must remain upbeat and positive...It is in the people's hands. Got to get out the vote - make sure you each do your part.

I live in PA...and praying hard....

huskyonspeed said...

Go Redskins! Beat the Stealers!

LT said...

I just wanted to thank you all for this blog. I haven't posted but a couple times, but have visited regularly since September. It has truly been a haven, a sanctuary. I frequent a couple other blogs but they are infested by those who want to depress, taunt, or attack us and our candidates. I've been safe here...thanks. The road is tough for the ticket these next hours, and its easy to get worried, so let me add my thoughts.

I will be voting with enthusiasm as soon as I can get to the poll. Faith is what will carry me beyond that, though. I have prayed for John and Sarah - and our country - for tomorrow. I realize, though, that they still may very well lose. Perhaps our country must reap what it has sown for its apathy, disrespect for life, and decline in morals. Maybe there is a purging that must happen and that at the end of it at some later time Sarah will be there to leading us as we start picking up the pieces. I can't say, but one thing I do know is we have a promise from upstairs. If we are true and faithful to what's right, any trial we must endure will be used for a greater good and that looking back we will one day see all things happened for the best. I pray for victory tomorrow, but am confident and thankful that however the prayer is answered, it will be what God knows is best for us.

Should we elect McCain/Palin it will be a time of incredible joy and vindication. If it doesn't happen, though, I have made new friends - Sarah, John, Joe the Plumber, all of you, and a conservative movement in exile but determined and persistant. None of that will disappear. I may be saying it through a couple of tears tomorrow, but "I'm thankful".


Ps. 27

knowitall said...

"it" that is a tough act to follow. let's hope that we all have tears of joy tomorrow. I wish you had visited more often.

How many Americans have thoughts like this opinion writer? Please notice what he says about Sarah.

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/

33714474.html

huskyonspeed said...

John McCain can... go... all... the... way!

momprayn said...

Patriot - See you're still "here" - maybe tomorrow??? That would be something!

It - enjoyed your post. Yes, indeed, I know how you feel. Well, not too much longer now.....

I'm tired...going to bed and try to sleep. I wanted to close with the caption I said I saw earlier (previous topic)that tells you how Sarah is feeling and we should all dwell on it (& prayer of course which I know she and her family is doing) until it is over.....

"PALIN SEES VICTORY IN SIGHT AS MOST POLLS DO NOT!!!!!"

HAVE A NICE DAY(night, whatever)!!!

Chris said...

I have a vision of the Drudge Report about 24 hours from now:

A picture frame above the report title of four persons cut into squares sort of like the Brady Bunch.

At the upper left hand corner:
Joe the plumber with that same caption

At the upper right hand corner:
John McCain with the caption John the President

At the bottom left hand corner is a picture of Sarh Palin in hunting garb with that moose she shot with the caption Sarah the Vice President

At the bottom right hand corner is Tito the builder with that same caption

Down in the body of the report is a picture of a very angry Barrack Obama with the caption GD (spelled out) America!

Then under that is an electoral map in with Pennsylvania colored RED stating Angry racists rednecks in Pennsylvania cling to guns, bibles, war heroes, and hockey moms.

I have a vision.

Scott said...

Dear Mr. Obama from Old Glory

tom paine said...

If anyone needs a reason not to vote for McCain/Palin they need only to listen to this Sarah Palin phone call: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic7s8Qy9FhE

It is truly scary that Gov. Palin could be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

The guys who made the call could not believe she did not catch on even after nearly 7 minutes of totally inane and silly stuff. They mentioned eveything from being able to "see Belgium" from their window to "I love to kill animals" and "we could do it from a helicopter" to mentioning the "Nailin' Palin" porno film and Sarah still did not catch on that it was hoax.
In fact, she mostly just gushed and laughed. Listen to it!

How in the world could she ever make a major decision or deal with world leaders?

With Gov. Sarah's finger on the red nuclear button in the White House some high school kid might be able to start WW Three with a prank phone call to her!

The woman is either incredibly stupid or clinically naive.

WAKE UP AND SEE THE TRUTH!

StudentsofAmerica said...

It's been fun blogging and volunteering for the McCain/Palin ticket this season. Thank for all your help and hard work Adam. We praying for a McCain/Palin victory tomorrow.

Scott said...

actually here's a fitting song
link

i bolded the parts that make me think of McCain.



I've paid my dues -
Time after time -
I've done my sentence
But committed no crime
-
And bad mistakes
I've made a few
I've had my share of sand kicked in my face -
But I've come through

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -
We are the champions -

But it's been no bed of roses
No pleasure cruise -
I consider it a challenge before the whole human race -
And I ain't gonna lose -

We are the champions - my friends
And we'll keep on fighting - till the end -

TrueRedHead said...

Here ya go, Tom Paine - here's a bit of truth for YOU.

http://yc2.net/whodunit.html

Ray said...

They made a prank call to the real Sarkozy, too.

If you ask me, he is doing a fine job as president.

Pasadena Closet Conservative said...

Drop, cover and hold on! It will be a long night. Vote McCain!

Ted said...

Bottom line, McCain/Palin winning depends upon the PUMA vote (not reflected in the polling).

And Palin is partly responsible for attracting the PUMA vote!

God save this great nation and God save the US Constitution!

techno said...

From the introduction to The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin: "Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than it does knowledge..." The Obama campaign and its minions tonight

techno said...

from Ernest Hemingway: "Courage is grace under pressure." That describes Sarah so well.

techno said...

from Goethe: "Against criticism a man (woman) can neither protest not defend himself (herself); he (she) must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him (her)." Sarah dealing with the MSM and choosing not to get in a war with it

12thMan said...

Bad news: Pittsburgh 23, Washington 6. Then again, W won in spite of the Redskins rolling over and playing dead four years ago. Start a new streak BABY!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh and Tom I see you've taken time out from your Obamancrush to post here (DailyKooks down?). Not that your contribution was anything good but I guess you do need to check in once in a while. So, lemme get this straight: All Barry is at this point is the politician from Ball Of Confusion that says more taxes will solve everything and has shown no indication he'll be more than Reid/Pelousy's puppet, and you're here concerned about a prank call that Sarah took. DOES IT OCCUR TO YOU SHE WAS POSSIBLY PLAYING ALONG?!

Then again, you're not too terribly concerned with the double-gut-punch of the upcoming POR (Pelousy/Obama/Reid) admin or Joe 'Three letters: J-O-B-S' Biden being one heartbeat away from the presidency are you?

So why is your name Tom Paine again? Wouldn't somebody else from that time period be more fitting? Like, say, Benedict Arnold? Now don't you got a Barry celebration to go tomorrow where you're playing Chris Matthews or something?

Mountain Mama said...

12thMan: You mentioned on an earlier thread here that your relative died on Memorial Day. That reminded me that my kind, loving Grandmother died on Christmas Day! I'm sure heaven was her FAVORITE present ever. (smile)

On a MUCH earlier thread, we were wondering if Obama had traveled to Hawaii to meddle with his actual birth certificate. Granted, he might have done that even while visiting his grandmother----but as I wrote earlier today on the thread prior to this one, it still is very sad that she died today, one day prior to the election. If he wins, though, just think:
she'll see MUCH more about it from heaven! What a vantage point, eh?

Again, we don't believe the polls, and the pollsters themselves admit they don't know how to weight them re. the amount of Democrats.
What we must remind ourselves ALL DAY TUESDAY, is to:
1. GET OUT THE VOTE!
and
2. EXIT POLLS ARE ALSO OFTEN WRONG!

Seriously, even if they appear to show that McCain has won, don't believe the polls; the final count occurs WEEKS later----and that's not even counting the inevitable, in some case already occurring LAWSUITS.

What a mess.....

KEEP PRAYING, and get out the vote!
It'll be raining here, so I'm praying people go vote anyway. The lines were long today: 20 min. outside, minimum!

12thMan said...

Actually, she died on Memorial Day weekend, May 29, 2004 to be exact. Scary thing that's two days after my birthday.

Folks, since "Redskin Roulette" is officially out of bullets, we got a new streak. Every election year the Los Angeles Lakers have been to the NBA Finals, the Republican has won:

68/72: Nixon
80/84: RWR
88: HW
00/04: W
08: McCain?

LET'S HOPE! Besides, I'm glad that RR has officially been debunked. That means when I flip on Rush tomorrow I won't have to do it with a dirty look.

manajordan said...

I'm nervous and excited. I find myself saying a quick prayer quite often these days.
No matter what we trust in God. This all will be sanctified for the benefit of good people, all of you, and Sarah and John.
I'm glad people here have prayed too for Sen. Obama with his loss.
God bless everybody, I look forward to checking in a lot tomorrow.
Thanks Adam for all you have done, you are amazing.

Brianus Berkleianus said...

Thanks!!--

to mountain mama for your prayers

to patriot for yours; I shall be praying for the birth of your child!

to momprayn for your generous remarks, and for repeating my words about Sarah

to It for your thoughtful, inspiring post, and especially for your serene confidence in loving Divine Providence: diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum, for them that love God, all things work together for good

to techno: yes, yes, yes to your Hemingway quote as applied to Sarah (and I have really enjoyed your trademark ten-point posts!!)

to Adam above all: I am so grateful to have met so many new friends through your blog!! This is especially important as I feel quite isolated in my own hometown, Berkeley, California, once the cradle of the free-speech movement, but lately a bastion of rigid, mindless conformity to the leftist-fascist party line (the only McCain-Palin signs I have seen in my city all these months are MY OWN!!!)

Anyway, tears will flow tomorrow, whether dulces lacrimae, the sweet tears of victory (and this is what I expect), or amarae lacrimae, the bitter tears of defeat. Even in defeat, however, we would still have the good Lord, our friends (especially on this blog)...and our beautiful, brave Sarah.

Should the news be doleful and dire come the morrow, let us reflect that 4 November would then simply be remembered by us as the day that the campaign for SARAH 2012 was born!!

God bless you all!!!

Brianus

Mountain Mama said...

Let's stay hopeful, yet thank God for whatever transpires on Tuesday (this one's for you and your brother, Brianus):

PIED BEAUTY
Glory be to God for dappled things -
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced - fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Tbone said...

It is great that the Personnel Board exonerated Sarah Palin on troopergate. We all knew that the Legislative Panel was a joke. I am happy for Sarah.

As for tommorow's election I feel it is going to be alot closer than the national polls are saying. It seems to me that they are underpolling Republicans. I urge all McCain/Sarah supporters to get out and vote.

Polls are showing all the swing states as being close. Which means McCain can still win on election day.

Even if McCain loses tomorrow. I still think that Sarah Palin will still be President someday. We can't give up. Sarah is amazing. She can comeback and beat Obama in 2012.

azaeroprof said...

Wow. Just came from John McCain's "midnight rally" on the courthouse steps in Prescott, AZ. Same site where Barry Goldwater began and ended his campaign. We had probably close to 10,000 people there with lots of energy.

McCain showed up around 12:30 AM. He was extremely energetic for a guy who's probably been up for 20 hours and traveled to 7 states. Same with Cindy. He had Sen's. Lieberman, Martinez and Graham with him as well. John was a little hoarse, but seriously juiced and didn't even use the teleprompter.

Oh, and Hank Williams, Jr. warmed up the crowd with a pretty long set.

It's hard to imagine that a campaign so filled with the kind of enthusiasm we saw tonight could lose. So keep your spirits up, keep praying, and GET OUT THE VOTE!

alyssa said...

Please VOTE today everyone! Let's elect the best VP in the history of America! We love you Sarah!!

Ted said...

tbone, it seems to me it's not the underpolling of Republicans as the main issue why the polls may be wrong, rather, that a significant portion of the Dems are PUMAS.

We'll soon find out!

Ray said...

Actually, whenever the Redskins win, the incumbant party loses the popular vote.

When they lose, the challenger party loses the popular vote.

This is the current 21st century trend for the Redskins, that I just made up. It fits, and the century mark is a good excuse for changing the pattern.

The 20th century is dead, and so is its trend. :p

I don't believe in that stuff anyway. ;)

Scott said...

like hannity told colmes last night.. he'll use his new escalade hybrid to take him and any other democrat to the polls for free on thursday.

knowitall said...

for those of you that wish to light a candle for today.

this is one of my favorite websites for times like this.

http://www.gratefulness.org/

candles/enter.cfm?l=eng

Rob said...

I'll say this much--and I say it as someone who expects a fraud-assisted Obama victory: if it really turns out to be a long night, I think we win.

knowitall said...

this is a long article that I found on hillbuzz.
but, if you don't at least look at it while you are waiting anxiously today, i will personally go to your house and put an Obama sign in your front yard. How's that for a threat?

http://seanmalstrom.wordpress.com/

2008/11/03/toast/


####
the editorial in the Worcester, MA, newspaper had an amusimg misprint Sunday.
It described Sarah as a "mouse hunter from Alaska"

Better tell Mickey and Minnie!!!

Keep smiling gang

Dale said...

Is it over? It may be over for McCain. But there's poetic justice in that. But it's not over for Sarah.

How she'll win in 2012:
http://sarahin2012.com/?page=how

Mountain Mama said...

NOW!
Fox News and other outlets need to get a public statement NOW from the Obama campaign----and from OBAMBI HIMSELF about whether or not they support the SOLDIERS' RIGHT TO VOTE!

We need to hear TODAY what Obama believes about their rights!

Plus, does Obama support the lawsuit which the McCain camp has filed in Virginia, to get a delay in counting the votes until the military ballots are returned from overseas! See, once again, SOMEHOW (gosh, I wonder which party is behind this!?) those ballots were mailed out to the troops LATE, sometimes even 10 days late!

WOW, do you think the Obama campaign doesn't want to count those ballots, like that jerk Gore tried NOT to re. Florida in 2000?

MAY GOD INTERVENE HERE to let our soldiers' ballots COUNT! This ticks me off EVERY ELECTION! We need our soldiers' protection, but ONE party doesn't give a HANG about the soldiers' VOTES!

Also, I was really stunned to see the Terrorist Family----Bill and Bern Ayers----voting today. WHY DID THEY VOTE? I thought they were ANARCHISTS, more than communists even? (HIS VERY WORDS)

Oops, I guess they still want to help out their old BUDDY, Barak!

PRAY, PEOPLE----and don't be disheartened. The election results do NOT come in today, and voters OFTEN LIE in the exit polls!

I'm actually very optimistic! The Republicans have a MUCH better turn-out-the-vote operation, so CHINS UP, EVERYONE!----and pray away!
:->

Rose said...

Here's a letter from John McCain today
http://palin-vp.blogspot.com/

My Friend,

From the time I entered the Naval Academy at age seventeen I have been privileged and honored to serve my country.

Vote Throughout my years of service, I've been faced with challenges where I could have taken the easy way out and given up. But I'm an American and I never give up. Instead, I choose to show courage and stand up and fight for the country I love. Today, I am asking you to stand with me and to fight for our country's future.

Our country faces enormous challenges and our next president must be ready to lead on day one. My lifetime of experience has prepared me to lead our great nation. I'm prepared to bring solutions to our economic challenges, bring our troops home in victory and improve our nation's healthcare system.

Time and time again, my country has saved my life and I owe her more than she has ever owed me. I have chosen to show my gratitude through a life of service to our country and tomorrow, you will have a choice before you.

I humbly ask you to make the choice that will allow me to serve my country a little while longer by casting your vote to elect me as your next President of the United States.

Finally, I ask that you never forget that much has been sacrificed to protect our right to vote. We must never forget those Americans who, with their courage, with their sacrifice, and with their lives, have protected our freedom. It is my great hope that you will exercise your right to vote as an American tomorrow.

I thank you for your kind support, your dedication to our cause, and most importantly I thank you for your vote.

With sincere appreciation,

John McCain

Mountain Mama said...

Bill Sammon, Deputy Managing Editor of the Washington Bureau of Fox News, just reported that there are "Four Things to Watch Tonight:"

1. Beware of the Exit Polls
* Remember how the supposed victory in FL during the 2004 election suppressed voter turn-out in the West?

2. Watch Ohio
* It might indicate how the election might turn toward Obama or McCain.

3. Forget the Popular Vote
* The Electoral College determines the election outcome.

4. An Electoral Tie
* This might occur!


My take on the above items?
Forget #2 as well: exit polling is SO unreliable!
PRAY AWAY!

momprayn said...

Mornin' gang of "how many"??? (techno - you give us the count) Looks like ya'll posted lots of "goodies" today too.

Techno - "ignorance more frequently begets confidence than it does knowledge...." by Darwin. Then, what happened Darwin?????
Looks like he didn't believe in his own statement....oh, I forgot. He thought he WASN'T ignorant.

I digress, sorry --- 12th man: yeah, noticed about the Redskins. But maybe you're prophetic in saying "start a new streak, Baby!"
And Ray, think you're right too...about the new 21st century. You're both right! I think you guys are more right than you think!!!! I've heard that there is going to be a lot of "it has never happened before" stuff (good and bad). Things WILL be changing.....big things.

knowitall - Re Sarah as a "mouse hunter...". Yeah, you're right, they really dropped the ball there, it should have been "RAT hunter"!

Tom - Well, I sincerely pray God's richest blessings on you - in fact, I pray that for everyone on this planet, no matter what they believe. I do not say this sarcasticly. Re Sarah's prank call, I must strongly disagree of course and I agree with 12th man. When I heard that, my take was she was "playing along" and trying not to be "rude". Our Sarah is not naive.
Re us Christians/conservatives in the most part (obviously can't speak for everybody)--- just for the record & hopefuly more understanding, if any of you think we "hate" Obama, etc., you are wrong. We may "hate" the evil we think is behind it behind it but we are supposed to hate "evil" and fight it, according to our beliefs. Evidiently, you guys don't see any "evil". Strong disagreement there. Also, it must be realized that sadly, there are many that say they are "Christians" but they do not "walk the talk" and/or immature/ignorant or whatever:
"...I say it again with tears in my eyes, there are many who walk along the Christian road who are really enemies of the cross of Christ. Their future is eternal loss,for their god is their appetite; they are proud of what they should be ashamed of; & all they think about is this life here on earth." Philippians 3:18,19. We get highly frustrated & all but that's because of our passionate beliefs. And yes, we know you guys are passionate about yours & I can understand why you react strongly because you strongly believe what you do. And many have died on your behalf so you will have the right to state whatever you want. I can honestly say I have tried to understand why you believe the way you do but I cannot, according to my belief system. I only ask that you do the same with us and get rid of any hatred.

As I finish this, Sarah has just voted in Wasilla & had a brief press q & a. Good point she made was the fact of Alaska being so far away from Washington, which is a good thing!!
"Forever I'm gonna be "Sarah from Alaska"...."look forward to the end of this day!"
THAT SAYS IT FOR US AS WELL SARAH!!!!

Patriot1776 said...

Great, and so it begins - Schumer says he wants to look at the Fairness Doctrine...This is going to be a dangerous 4 years if they are successful today.

Can they regulate us if we move to satellite radio?

They have the papers, the networks, the universities, the public schools...and they still want to silence radio and the then the internet?!

We better pray for a McCain/Palin victory tonight....

Brianus Berkleianus said...

Thank you so much, mountain mama, for the beautiful citation from Gerard Manley Hopkins!

I too, momprayn, saw Sarah cast her vote in Wasilla, and heard her remarks afterwards. She never fails to inspire and motivate me. To me, she embodies and incarnates, in these fateful days and years for our nation, all that is sound, strong, noble, brave, beautiful, and yes, sane and normal, in this great country of ours. I then went out to vote. My polling place was on the UC Berkeley campus. Yes we still have a secret ballot in the People's Republic of Berkeley!

I feel nervous, but confident of victory!

God bless you all!!

Brianus

Patriot1776 said...

Congressman Moran - says it is 'simplistic that those with wealth expect to KEEP it .. that will won't work in the long run"

Prepare for your hard earned savings, money, and property to be taken by force from a government to be given to those who they determine 'need' it.

Black Panthers intimadating voters in Phildealphia- one has a knight stick...told the voter - "A black man is going to win this election no matter what". Black Panthers are being station outside some polls...what is going on in this country?

I still pray for an unexepted outcome....

I will be making my 10 calls when I get home from work on behalf of McCain.

Ray said...

Officially +4 McPalin votes in NJ through my father, mother, sister, and myself

Scott said...

this could get seriously ugly "when" McCain wins.....

why is it ok for them to cheat like h*** at every turn but when we win honestly we'll be accused of stealing this election? we'll all be racists.....




FOX just reported on air that Black Panther members are intimidating voters in Philadelphia — people who don’t look like they would vote for Obama.

We told you months ago that in Chicago, Obama supporters told us that this was their plan for election day — to hire gang members, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, you name it and use these men for “voter turnout” efforts in Philly, Gary (Indiana), Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, Pittsburgh, you name it. Anywhere with a large black population, where white and Hispanic voters (read: Hillary voters) could be intimdated and kept from the polls.

Glad the police are on top of this in Philly. Obama’s followers will try this in every major city, from what we are told. They are especially desperate in Philadelphia, because they need big numbers there to win the state, and the only way they will get that is through fraud and intimidation (aka, The Obama Way).

If you see Obama’s followers doing this in your city, call the police immediately, then start calling the local news. Follow that up with a call to the McCain/Palin voter hotline. Post what you see here if you can — we’re monitoring things all day.

866-976-VOTE = Honest Election Hotline

manajordan said...

I enjoyed watching the footage of Sarah voting also.
She is such an inspiring and yet down to earth person. She is an elect lady for sure.

knowitall that was a great article.

Hoping and praying.

Tbone said...

We are about 5 hours away from the first poll closings. We should know early if it will be close. McCain needs to win 4 of Pennsylvania,Ohio,Florida,North Carolina, and Virginia. If he loses 2 of those states he will not be able to win. I am still optimistic of a McCain/Sarah victory.
I also saw Sarah vote from Wasilla and her interview afterwards. That is also a big reason why I like Sarah.

Mountain Mama said...

From www.renewamerica.us/
columns/wambough/050107 ---

<<
Democrats got validation in Election 2000 that manipulated data (disinformation) could be used to significantly curtail Republican voter turnout and possibly alter the outcome of closely contended national elections. Democrat leadership (my view) had a crystal clear Election 2004 strategy:


Manipulate swing state exit-poll data early on Election Day to create a lethal effect on Republican voter turnout.


Utilize manipulated exit-poll data to advance Kerry's momentum via the Internet.


Use manipulated data as justification for the Networks calling states promptly for Kerry and slowly for GWB.


Should Kerry not win Election 2004, de-legitimize GWB's Presidency by asserting that the manipulated exit-poll data was accurate and pre-election poll averages, automated polling just prior to the election, and actual vote counts were all fraudulent. See "Left Wing Claims Exit Polls Were Accurate, Bush Stole Election"


Use the manipulated exit-poll data to justify to Democrats that the election was fraudulent and stolen.


One of the best papers I've read is "Voting Machines and the Underestimate of the Bush Vote" by CALTECH/MIT Voting Technology Project (and December 5th Addendum) The project concludes: "There is no evidence that electronic voting machines were used to steal the 2004 election for George Bush."


Also, the CALTECH/MIT paper poses a provocative question: "Which is more likely — that an exit polling system that has been consistently wrong and troubled turned out to be wrong and troubled again, or that a vast conspiracy carried out by scores and scores of county and state election officials was successfully carried off to distort millions of American votes? I think the Kerry campaign concluded that the former is what happened."


Should the Kerry Campaign choose to contest swing state elections, manipulated exit-poll data (favoring Kerry) would be in place to support multiple legal challenges in the courts.


Given that the National Networks could not participate in further overt deception of the American voter (because of inappropriate declarations in Election 2000 and subsequent Congressional scrutiny), the Internet became the vehicle for stopping the re-election of President Bush. The Internet enabled disinformation to be disseminated to the American people "early" on Election Day without overt involvement of the National Networks.


Curtailing Republican Voter Turnout

To achieve the desired lethal affect on Republican voter turnout, blatantly misleading exit-poll raw data (disinformation) was paraded before the American people at about 1 p.m. EST on Election Day just minutes after Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International sent their first wave of exit-poll data to the Networks and subscribers. This early data was to suppress Republican voter turnout using disinformation. The Internet blogosphere aided the deception (in some cases unintentionally) by spreading the buzz / perception that Kerry was winning and that the election was "effectively" over; no need wasting your time voting; Kerry will be the winner.


The architects of the "Disinformation Strategy" must be wondering whether their scheme backfired and contributed to a GWB win. Maybe Democrat voters concluded that Kerry was winning in a landslide (based on exit-poll disinformation) and therefore it wasn't necessary for them to vote. Why wait to vote in a long line (in Ohio rain) when it was a sure thing that Kerry was going to win the election? Republican voters may have been shocked by the exit polls ("Virtuous Victory" by Larry Kudlow) and concluded that they must help GWB win by voting (no matter what the exit-poll data showed) and thus turned out in droves. Or just maybe the exit-poll fiasco caused the loss of millions of votes for GWB and the Republican Party due to a successful Democrat voting suppression strategy.


How much "early" exit-poll disinformation impacted voter turnout in unclear. It is not known to what degree disinformation distorts voting patterns for the Presidency or impacts "down-ticket" races. However, it should be clear to everyone that any interference with the election process that produces only small shifts in voter behavior can make a huge difference in a national election. In Election 2000 just a little over 500 votes in Florida decided the Presidential election. Democrats, Republicans, Independents and all citizens should renounce strategies that rely on "misinforming" the American people to win national elections.
>>

GET OUT THE VOTE, everyone!
We can win!
;->

Mountain Mama said...

Many people of color keep saying today, "I hope 'they' don't take this victory from us."

The "us" word indicates that we really might face rioting if Obama loses: these voters-of-color TOTALLY identify with Obama----even if they disagree with his socialistic views----and they'll feel "robbed" by whites if he loses.

Please tell me I'm wrong....

Sheri said...

Does anyone know if Hillary wore red when she voted?

Ray said...

Well, I'm Hispanic, and I consider an Obama victory as hijacking the republic.

Sheri said...

Look, I found Hillary wearing red. She has on a black jacket and a red shirt under it. She also has on red lipstick. That is a sign to all PUMAs

Hillary in Red

purplecrayon said...

Mountain Mama,

You're wrong.

I live in one of the bluest of the blue states and I think your fears are greatly exaggerated. IF Obama wins, he will have been elected by a coalition that represents all people.

Obama's message from day one has been one of unity, not division.

huskyonspeed said...

My mom informs me that she has turned in my ballot. This is my first presidential vote, I feel so patriotic :-)

miiszkim said...

hi everyone!!!

i've been coming here ever since sarah palin was announced the VP candidate. its been a very interesting election season to say the least lol, but I'm finally glad its over. I felt really excited this morning b/c its the 1st election I was able to vote. But my excitement soon dissipated. I stood in line for almost 4 hours..oh yea did I mention that I live DIRECTLY INSIDE THE BELTWAY?? Not too much fun listening to all the Obama praises :-( And Maryland will probably go Blue like always, but I feel in my heart of hearts that there's a tinnnnnny possibility it might go Red..but I wont hold my breath.

Mountain Mama said...

Dear Purplecrayon:
Of course people of color will rejoice if Obama wins! I wrote about the opposite event: an Obama loss. In that case, many people of color who totally identify with B.O. have already verbally threatened to riot----and they really might do so.
It's just very sad that the political machine chose SUCH a liberal person as Obama to push as the first viable Person of Color to run for the presidency. If only they had selected someone more moderate!

Also, you're sadly naive if you believe Obama is an actual unifier. There's NO time when B.O. broke with his party's expectations or votes, to work across the aisle in unifying ways! None!
On the other hand, there are MANY important occasions when McCain did so. HE is the real unifier. As usual, B.O. is a fake....

Scott said...

"""""
Look, I found Hillary wearing red. She has on a black jacket and a red shirt under it. She also has on red lipstick. That is a sign to all PUMAs""""


maybe it was subconscious but i put on red today without even thinking about it.. even my socks are red O_O

Scott said...

"""""Mountain Mama,

You're wrong.

I live in one of the bluest of the blue states and I think your fears are greatly exaggerated. IF Obama wins, he will have been elected by a coalition that represents all people.

Obama's message from day one has been one of unity, not division."""""


it doesn't matter what obama stands for.. that's how it is in this country.. there is a huge group of people that will be violent if he loses based on race. For crying out loud look at the article i posted on the black panthers at 10am this morning in philadelphia. If they feel it is an injustice, for whatever reason, that obama loses, they can't contain themselves.. yet it's ok for them to do whatever they can to "steal" the election on their end...

Scott said...

""""i've been coming here ever since sarah palin was announced the VP candidate. its been a very interesting election season to say the least lol, but I'm finally glad its over. I felt really excited this morning b/c its the 1st election I was able to vote. But my excitement soon dissipated. I stood in line for almost 4 hours..oh yea did I mention that I live DIRECTLY INSIDE THE BELTWAY?? Not too much fun listening to all the Obama praises :-( And Maryland will probably go Blue like always, but I feel in my heart of hearts that there's a tinnnnnny possibility it might go Red..but I wont hold my breath.""""

it doesn't matter if you live in a state you know will go blue.. your vote counts toward the popular vote. Though that doesn't elect the president it does have an effect on showing the popularity.. look how much they still hold Gore and the popular vote over Bush's head.

Mountain Mama said...

P.S. I use the expression, "people of color," because my black friends tell me this is the current politically-correct term.
The people I saw on television who identify 100% with Obama (not with his views; they weren't actually very clear about his views; they identify with his also being a "person of color") were formerly known as, "black people."

sigh.... I truly do look forward to the day when everyone is a mixture of every race, so this confusion and hurt can heal and end.

Scott said...

black panthers blocking the polling entrance in philly (video)

Scott said...

i forgot to add the second video of the police arriving

video part 2


i think this is similar to what acorn did in chicago intimidating the banks.. i don't know if they intend violence but a guy with a club in his hand is intimidation

techno said...

Whatever happened to sportsmanship and the sacredness of a fair vote in American elections? Do all elections in the USA have to be subject to voter fraud? Whatever happened to the concept of a fair fight? Some black people act like Obama is entitled to be President because he is black; that's like saying Nancy Pelosi deserves to be Speaker of the House because she is from the most populous state-California. If Obama is defeated it is not because he is black, but because he is a dyed-in-the-wool radical socialist. If Joe Biden was on top of the ticket and echoed the same beliefs, he would face the same rebuke.

Mountain Mama said...

WHERE IS OBAMA? HE SHOULD BE SPEAKING OUT RIGHT THIS MINUTE AGAINST THE BLACK PANTHERS, and their pulling these intimidation tactics!

Look, my folks marched with ML King on Wash DC, and our family marched with the Afro-Americans (sorry; that's what they wanted to be called eons ago) for their rights at the local college AND when George Wallace came to town. We were the only whites in the group! We all Sieg Heiled G.W. over and over (he was saying just disgusting things and being a real racist jerk), and put chewing gum in the buckets sent around for donations. But we did nothing SCARY toward THEM----and yet WE were tear-gassed! Amazing.....

So you'd think people of color (ie. blacks) would NOT want to engage in intimidation tactics themselves, right?

Are these intimidation tactics going to scare people in large cities out West from voting?

Sheri said...

Scott, Don't you think that Hillary would know what are large group of her followers were doing? PUMAs...I am sure it was not accidental. She knows what her people are doing. IMHO

momprayn said...

Sheri - re Hillary/red - good!

Scott - sorry, I'm happy you're wearing red but somehow it's more newsworthy/exiciting when Hillary is wearing it today! ha!

huskyonspeed - hey! good boy! tell your mom she did a good job!

People of color issue - yep, I agree, sad to say.

Now that's done - I have some really "interesting" information that may or may not happen. But thought it worth sharing for those interested & want something to do while they are ignoring the exit polls. It's a prophecy just given last night about America and the elections by Kim Clement. I wasn't able to see it until today because the server crashed or something when it was streaming. Yes,again, I know it may be a bunch of "bologna" (baloney) but I've been following this guy for awhile & he has been correct about a lot of biggies - including Katrina & Pres. Bush being elected, etc. & I think he is very sincere but yes, I know -- people think they hear something from God and they really haven't. OK, that's true - but I'm going to keep it "in mind" just in case and btw Sarah believes also in this kind of thing (prophecy) today if I understand her religious affiliations right. Anyway -- here's some highlights:

* "..the same angel that stood watch over the great soldiers..generals..presidents of yesterday when this nation began; that same angel is present to steer you in the direction that you need to go...I've created this nation to stand before Me as the salt of the earth...to stand before Me as the light of the world."
* This great angel presiding over America has/will be watching over America from last Sat. until this coming Thursday!!!! Why Thursday? Election results recheck, etc.???/riots?? SOMETHING.
* Australia will be a great friend to the church (reminded me of that article on this blogsite by an Australian)
* There will be vindication after vindication revealing of truth in the month of November.
* God will prove Himself in the political arena these next two years.
* They shall say "but now there is a SECOND PRESIDENT...."
(This one is a great mystery and he didn't know what it meant either.???? Very interesting. Note this along with the angel watching until this Thursday re the election, etc.???
Kim said all he knows is something VERY unusual will be happening/coming out.
Anyway - if interested you can watch the video (1 hr. 22 min. long) at:
www.christian.tv/channels/details/
video/21/mediapage

and check out the one given Nov. 2:
kimclementvault.com/prophecyread.
asp?num=314.

I'm sharing this now just in case weird stuff re this election happens. Maybe Obama is declared the winner & then find out he's not or some revelation of some sort - don't know. Whether right or wrong, keep on praying guys!!!

Scott said...

it's like i said earlier.. it doesn't matter how civil obama is, there are groups out there driven by race.. and it isn't just on the "black" side.. race is an issue for them regardless of what the candidates say.

Scott said...

can you imagine if members of the kkk arrived to stand in front of the building in full dress in tennessee?
the media would have that as their onscreen logo for 3 days.

knowitall said...

Sheri,

I loved your comment on Hillary's choice of clothes today!!!
leave it to a lady to notice.
Go PUMAs.

Scott said...

as for obama speaking up about this.. i think it's obvious by now he doesn't much care if he's elected dishonestly......



another thing going on in philly is the minority republican poll watchers have been kicked out of various locations.
http://townhall.com/blog/g/cf47766b-5a6d-44ab-95e7-ce60631bcadc

Scott said...

sheri
""""Scott, Don't you think that Hillary would know what are large group of her followers were doing? PUMAs...I am sure it was not accidental. She knows what her people are doing. IMHO""""


i didn't mean to sound like i was questioning her wearing red as though it was coincidence.. i just wanted to point out that i was also wearing red.

Scott said...

dang you philadelphia!

voter catches poll watcher allowing double vote

i bet i could flood this topic with 50 posts from philly alone! i'll spare everyone though.

Scott said...

it's possible the election won't be decided until after the 14th! if it gets that close and we're relying on virginia...


"""""""
A federal judge has ordered election officials in Virginia to preserve late-arriving absentee ballots that Republican John McCain's campaign claims should be counted.

The McCain campaign says in a lawsuit that absentee ballots weren't mailed on time to many military members serving overseas. The complaint asks the court to order the state to count absentee ballots from overseas troops postmarked by Tuesday and received by Nov. 14.

The deadline for ballots to be received is 7 p.m. on Election Day.

U.S. District Judge Richard Williams said Tuesday that he will hear the lawsuit on Nov. 10. He ordered election officials to keep the late-arriving ballots until then.

momprayn said...

Scott - Re not knowing until after the 14th -- yeah --- if it comes down to that deciding things, I wonder if that means maybe that "truth" would be one of the things to come out in Nov. that the "prophecy" talked about? and then McCain wins???? don't know. I don't like these "nail biters". But at least we should know more that situation by tomorrow?

Scott said...

does everyone realize the last "civilian security force" was the SS in Nazi germany.......

they already have their shoulder patch!
new logo

God help us

Dean said...

This is going to be so close that it makes the fraud more concerning. I just wonder how many of the illegal registrations will be voted.

These were states with high cocentration of Acorn workers.

Tbone said...

Here are the states whose polls close at 7:00 ET.
Vermont
Indiana
Kentucky
Virginia
South Carolina
Georgia
The key states here are Virginia,Indiana and Georgia.
If Virginia gets called early for Obama it will be a bad night for McCain. I still think McCain will win Virginia.

Tbone said...

Here are the states whos polls close at 7:30 ET.
Ohio
West Virginia
North Carolina
Two more swing states close. Ohio and North Carolina. Two must win states for McCain. If he loses one he is in trobule. Ohio is the one that really worries me. If McCain/Sarah can hold serve on Ohio,North Carolina,Virginia and Indiana. Than we can focus on Florida.

Mountain Mama said...

I cannot believe that so many Americans are willing to vote for a person based on their mere impression of him, for how he seems to be----that they are willing to ignore all of his truly-odd associations, with radicals up the wazoo at his community organization, church, and law office----and that so many Americans actually are willing to try socialism! What has become of America and our work ethic?

I try really hard to think that Obama loves America----but I only see his narcissism, his ambition (as he himself states in "The Audacity of Hope"), and his thug mentality about political action.

Therefore, I pray hard..... Please help us win this election and turn this nation around, Lord.

Thanks for everyone who is praying also. May it be a Long Night....

Sheri said...

Scott, that is why I posted my next comment, I think that she did know. I could be wrong, it could be coincidence, but I think it was a little wink to PUMAs. ;)

You know the MSM did not talk Palin and this Blog seriously, so I am going to say that they are not taking PUMAs seriously.

Scott said...

here's a good article on the 2004 exit polls and how they were way off
link

Scott said...

just for the record... drudge is full of crap

alyssa said...

I'm worried about Ohio too, but I'm trying to stay positive as I watch the results come in.

Mountain Mama said...

Ignore the exit polls!

(But rejoice: with <1% in, McCain is beating Obama!)

Again, ignore the exit polls!
(grin)

You guys got enough chocolate to stay awake tonight?

Patriot1776 said...

Just a comment about PA - in 2000 and 2004 I got calls from Bush's campaign to vote...this year nothing. In 2004 (I usually vote after work) I got 2 calls reminding me to vote...

I have to say the McCain campaign wasn't well organized in PA....

I am still praying for an upset...

Scott said...

mccain has kentucky... obama has vermont

Scott said...

i don't know how they managed to call vermont 2 minutes after the polls closed at 7pm eastern...

alyssa said...

VA is looking good.

huskyonspeed said...

Man, Senator McConnell is in a close one in Kentucky... if he doesn't win that would be a big blow.

loki said...
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huskyonspeed said...

Chalk up West Virginia for the good guys!

loki said...

In my home state of Indiana...does not look good. I'm hoping I'm wrong.

Scott said...

they're really jumping the gun on which state goes to who.. oklahoma and illinois close in 2 minutes and they've already labeled them.

Scott said...

"""In my home state of Indiana...does not look good. I'm hoping I'm wrong."""


fox has indiana 51/48 mccain with 25% reporting.. it's too early to tell

momprayn said...

McConnell WINS!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!

Scott said...

msnbc already has mccain losing pa... funny that no one has reported in yet

Scott said...

where did you see mcconnell winning?

i dont know how the news people are figuring this stuff unless they're all psychics..

momprayn said...

PA - called for OBAMA! :(

miiszkim said...

Pennsylvania has been called to Obama..ugh =(

Scott said...

i was hoping at least fox news wouldn't be so quick on proclaiming the winner of each state.. it's not even close to being accurate. With 13% reporting they have the winner in a headline? this is seriously giving me a headache...

i'm the only one here it looks like so i'll probably turn it all off and come back later. But the media is definitely trying something here.

miiszkim said...

yea i dont really understand how they can call a state..but idk..Georgia has been called for McCain so thats somewhat encouraging :)

momprayn said...

Scott - I'm getting my info from Fox News. Just called GA for McCain though!!!
Question --- what happens IF Obama wins and then something happens to him (God forbid of course) before January???? Do we then automatically get Biden as Pres.???? I'm seriously worried something might happen to him.

miiszkim said...

I started screaming when Fox called Ohio for Obama with just 3% of the votes in!!!! but then he said they weren't calling it, just Winconsin..there's still hope..I think!