Polls are closing. Report rumors, results, anecdotes, and general apocrypha here. I have to go out for a bit and it will be bring me back up to speed when I get back.
I’m not wearing any panties.
No excrutiatingly long lines in Southern California, say my friends in Silver Lake, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Hancock Park, Baldwin Hills, South Bay and in several locations in the San Fernando Valley (yeah, I got a few friends).
Rick Scott is a disgusting, abnormal human being.
I heard there was a bus full of sombrero-wearing Reconquestos planning to crash the Fox News studios as soon as the polls close…
The deli section at Food4Less is selling awesome rice pudding for about $2 a pound.
Early exit polls show Obama taking the swing states. I am going to bed.
I saw a blah person when I walked down the street today. And then later I saw a person who looked suspiciously Hispanic. But neither of them stood at Parade Rest or opened a door for me.
Are we doomed or what??11!?
I’d vote *or what* but I’m in Orygun so my ballot got mailed a few days ago. Mr. Ch and I check each other’s ID’s at the kitchen table…
No excruciatingly long lines at my home office desk when I filled out my mail ballot three weeks ago. No Black Panthers that I could see, either.
I am wearing HalloweenJack’s panties
John King still looks like a butler.
6 cars in line to drop off ballots by my library, at he official drop off box in a McDonald’s parking lot! I don’t know if they got fries with it.
“What a great country!”
~ Yakov Smirnoff
I just tried to vote for Roseanne Barr and the electronic machine registered 12 votes for Jill Stein and 1 for Robert “Naked Cowboy” Burck, who, as I understand it, isn’t even on the ballot in any state. I just went with it. Sorry.
Saw lots of pictures on TeeVee of people with brown skin VOTING. I am shocked.
John King still looks like a butler an asshole. Went ahead and fixed it up for ya…
Maybe they’re related to John Boehner? Wait: Then they would be orange. Sorry. My bad.
They just called Fox News for Mitt Romney.
White guys who are deliberately bald look a lot like snakes.
This thing just washed over the transom from one of my wingnut acquaintances. If Glenn Beck is in the mix, you know the shit’s gonna be right…assuming he’s been keeping up with his meds, of course…
Putting Adele “Hometown Glory” on repeat and drinking heavily until I’m in a messy, fetal crunch under the desk and the pain goes away, goes away. Then maybe watching Dr Who on Netflix until its bedtime.
All the wonders of my world …
humboldtblue’s panties are fetching an awesome price in Brazilian reals on e-bay.
BREAKING: Cayman Islands called for Romney!
Canvassing (GOTV) in a prosperous middle class (solid working to solid middle to some upper) neighborhood here in the Berkshires of western MA today. I wouldn’t have been surprised if these were Dems/former Dems who’d gone native in their prosperity. None of it! Solid Democratic voters all over the place. The union makes us strong — even when we’ve moved up into management — types. And virtually everybody had already voted — they didn’t need me to remind them. Heartening!!
Oh, and this was a largely Polish-American area. Go Polish-Americans!
I’m not watching anything until The Daily Show airs live at 8pm. Has Fox called California for Romney yet?
Romney wins Utah!!! All is lost.
If any pundit wants to know why the dems are kicking ass: don’t fuck with a woman’s right to her own body, men cannot tell women about rape and don’t try and take voting rights away from minorities, they are not amused.
Disconcerting, but yet strangely arousing.
Jen Rubin sitting in a darkened room, drinking wine straight from the bottle and playing Just Like A Woman over and over and over again.
And, lo, balance was restored to the universe. And it was good.
Robert Burck is wearing my panties so I guess he’s not naked anymore?
Someone just got Mourdock’s, Akin’s, and the entire FOX News crews’s panties in a bunch
So how’s the protest vote going? Is St Stein racking them up?
Adolph and Eva want to invite you to a glorious reception in their bunker!!!
Akin’s bitter sore loser speech will live long as an example of why nobody likes the stupid motherfucker.
WTF was that Akin speech anyway? It sounded like an old man down on the last bar stool before last call.
Ohio!!!! Bammerz is Prez!!!
As Kool-Aid said: Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
We did it! We fucking won!
Thank you Mr. President!
Jon Stewart has called it for the President, so it’s official.
(Everyone else has too.)
Wonder if Chris Christy is smiling….maybe he’s on the phone now with his new best friend Bruce.
Republicans from FOX News anchors to David Gergen on CNN are saying that Obama won, so now the question is how can correct this problem over the next four years by moving toward the middle.
All the Super Pac Secret Money in the world + Bain-owned voting machines + Republican voter fraud + voter suppression and those MOTHERFUCKERS LOST TO OBAMA.
My faith in American democracy is (somewhat) restored.
With less than 10% of votes to tally Virginia just turned Blue! In Nate We Trust…
Romney family refusing to leave their bunker. Somebody better get that dog out!
Oh for fuck’s sake. The Romney people aren’t conceding Ohio.
The Romney people will most likely be screaming election fraud for another month.
Even if they don’t concede Ohio, it’s over. Obama has 290 EV, which wins even without counting Ohio. Time to stop being a sore loser and concede, Willard.
Re Mr. Bogg’s delightful “get a job!” comment in the comments of principlesoverparty’s diary:
Fuck you, sir. Fuck you long, fuck you hard, fuck you until you die from anal bleeding. You think my life is so fucking easy and that jobs are just hanging from the trees to be plucked? Let’s switch. I’ll take your bank account, your house, your job, all your property, and your front page spot at FDL. (I’m pretty sure the alleged problems at FDL are due to your ruining the brand with your smug, disgusting, vile criticism of anyone who dares disagree with you.)
You get my negative net worth, my useless non-resume, my $210/wk in unemployment (which your man Obama has not seen fit to even try to extend past December), and my health issues (both physical and mental). No calling in favors or looking up old friends, you’ve got to make it with MY cards. Good fucking luck, asshole. Now go throw yourself in front of a speeding Buick and really improve things around here.
As for why I’m in this thread, well, the primary reason is that the server crashed when I tried to post it on the other one. And then I saw you sitting up there on the masthead, and figured, why not come piss on YOUR house for a change, rather than the intelligent people trying to have a conversation only to have you come call a new diarist a “fucking idiot”. Not to mention your ad hominem attack on me for “whining all day”. (My posts covered less than two hours and I’ve been off the site for as much as two weeks at a time. But straw men are easier to attack, right?)
1. Fuck you.
2. Your behavior towards princiiplesoverparty was abominable (hell of a way to treat a new diarist! Great way to grow the site, idiot!) and he’s a better man than I for keeping a civil tongue in his head.
3. Your mockery of a life situation which stands a very good chance of driving me to suicide before January 31st (first month after UI is taken away) is as callous as any remark that any Republican has made this year, including Mitt’s 47% line.
4. You are nothing but an offensive, smug, contemptuous blowhard and all problems with FDL readership might be solved if you were gone.
5. And just because I can’t say it enough, fuck you.
You worthless disgusting sack of shit. And while 90% of my vitriol is directed at you because of your bellicose boorishness of today, I’ve never read a single goddamn thing here that you’ve written that could be considered intelligent, useful, or even funny. You are the very definition of a waste of space.
“how can HE correct this problem”, I meant.
LOL listening to RMoney’s concession speech. A “better” candidate couldn’t have lost. Hope Paul Ryan lost twice.
Oh for god’s sake! I’m tempted to just tell you if you’re that delicate, perhaps it’s time to hock your computer and cancel your cable/DSL service to improve your net worth. But today is your lucky day….
1. If you have a negative net worth, consider declaring Ch. 7 bankruptcy. Most jurisdictions have materials that tell you how to do this yourself if you can’t afford an attorney.
2. If you are out of work, you may qualify for other benefits besides unemployment–including programs that cover medical benefits.
3. If you take medication, check the manufacturer’s website for coupons and income-based discounts. Yes, you may have to fill out forms, and spring for stamps, but it may be worth it.
4. There is a procedure for extending unemployment. Unless you have absolutely maxed it out, find out what it is in your state and follow it.
5. There are websites and employment groups that help people draft better resumes, and improve their interview skills. Join one. And learn to use SpellCheck.
6. And I know this may kill you before you have a chance to commit suicide, but maybe you SHOULD consider looking up old friends and calling in a few favors–before you choke on that attitude problem.
And before you go full-metal whack-job on me, I HAVE been where you are. It isn’t easy to overcome it. It can be done.
Pundits on Nat’l Propaganda Radio that Lord Miff had a well run campaign. Are the tracking the same reality I am? Geez
MSNBC pouring praise on Romney’s concession speech. Woe, what a crock. You could find a way to allow the healing role of this moment (important to do, vital to do) without denying that R’s speech was crabbed and forced, like each mincing step R took to the podium. (Gee whiz, Chris Matthews’ has the most insightful comments here? Well, give it another 10 seconds.)
Mitt Romney has just conceded with class and magnanimity. He said all the right things, and for once, he sounded like he meant what he said. I don’t feel the slightest bit of schadenfreude.
And when they do, they will have to answer for this and this and this and this and this and this….
Republicans have a problem.
Ah, give the guy points for a class act with the concession speech. It was good–not in the same class as the Teddy Kennedy concession speech, (“Yadda-yadda…And the dream shall never die!”) but definitely had all the right elements. And no tears.
Although I can’t help but wonder if, months from now, as he contemplates the share of the million commercials he paid for leading up to this election, while gazing at the mega-yachts floating past his house in La Jolla, if he won’t have the same thought Michael Huffington had after losing his bid for the Senate: “You know, for what I spent in advertising I could have had TWO of those!”
Feel better now?
Forgive me. Mitt was my governor. He lost not just MA (and every other state he owns a house in) but even his “hometown” here in MA, Belmont. Why? Because the man lacks grace. I can think of no other word for it. I felt for him and Ann (whom I can’t stand, but I do recognize she’s a person, someone who has dealt with a lot a lot), but there was something so crabbed, so mincing about his speech — familiarly so. I had hoped for more — for true generosity, however painful the moment (isn’t true generosity only born of pain?).
O’s best speech ever? coming round. He’s been closing off, lately, remembering beginnings. So, once you’ve remembered the old beginnings, what’s left if only new ones. Where from here?
If you want to Monday morning quarterback the Romney campaign, there are dozens of reasons why Mitt lost: from the $10,000 bet, to staking out a position to the right of Newt Gingrich on immigration, to failing to make his tax returns public, the 47% speech, the “binders full of women,” threats to repeal ObamaCare, pushing for war in the Middle East despite no family history of military service, and having five sons in perfect health who not only didn’t serve in the military, but appeared to not do too much else except benefit from the family largesse. But I think the primary reason he lost is because of his personality. Mitt Romney is a control freak. He has no room in his operation for people who don’t share his “vision.” Consequently, he most likely fired anyone who disagreed with him, or told him the truth–i.e.: That while he might appeal to educated whites and wealthy businessmen, he comes across as a “tight-assed dickhead” to blue-collar whites.
Wow, how can such a charming, eloquent intellectual such as yourself not be employed? Bet you were considered a real rebel at the copy store. But the manager just didn’t get your in-your-face style with the customers? And refused to respect your belief that deodorant and shampoo are the tools of our bourgeois oppressors?
I bet you have a really hot girlfriend too… in Canada.
And just as a preemptive answer to your next witty manifesto of self-righteous dickitude: go fuck yourself.