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Kenshiro



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, here's to hoping that my assumptions get proven wrong. I'm off to have some alcohol, then bed.
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katara



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go Americans!
I don't know how it is you do it, but you make the whole election thing so exciting. ^^ It's like watching a good soccer match, all the way up to the final score.

Nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As in, Romney will be accused of flopping?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting to find out if we approved gay marriage. It's fucking close! 600,000 odd ballots left to count. 1.9 million counted. 42 to 58% in favor so far. This might mean more to me than the Presidency (because it's so fucking backward that gay people can't marry).

But we're apparently legalizing marijuana, so there's that. Razz

Also, Allen West was defeated, which is good. That guy needs help. (He's the one that said the House had 80 elected communists, and that Obama wanted to make people slaves).

Michele Bachmann, damn her eyes, plucked victory from the jaws of defeat. She deserved to fail. She was polling really well, and then it looked like Graves might unseat her, and then she snatched it.

Paul Ryan kept his seat... saw that coming, though.

Elizabeth Warren won, which is awesome... or could be awesome... I'd like to see her become the new Russ Feingold. We'll see.

Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay senator, was elected. That's great news for the people of Wisconsin. Maybe she'll be the next Feingold (she's even from the same state!).

It's been a mixed bag for me, folks.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whew !
America's saved... for now.

I think the USA will turn blue again in 2016.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Disaster averted.

That said, Obama was disappointing internationally during his first tenure, I'm not putting much stock into the next four years.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
So Nate Silver was off by 10 electoral votes, or about 3%. Not bad for a statistical probability.


Everything I'm seeing is showing the race at 303 to 206, leaving Florida uncounted. If you look at his projected map, if Florida goes to Obama (who looks to have a small but consistent lead, again from everything I'm seeing), his map is exactly correct. The 313.0 to 225.0 was an average - his chart of the most likely totals showed 332 as the most probable, followed by 303 (so, 313, +/- Florida). What I'm saying is, I don't know that he's wrong yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogen wrote:
Still waiting to find out if we approved gay marriage. It's fucking close! 600,000 odd ballots left to count. 1.9 million counted. 42 to 58% in favor so far. This might mean more to me than the Presidency (because it's so fucking backward that gay people can't marry).

But we're apparently legalizing marijuana, so there's that. Razz

Also, Allen West was defeated, which is good. That guy needs help. (He's the one that said the House had 80 elected communists, and that Obama wanted to make people slaves).

Michele Bachmann, damn her eyes, plucked victory from the jaws of defeat. She deserved to fail. She was polling really well, and then it looked like Graves might unseat her, and then she snatched it.

Paul Ryan kept his seat... saw that coming, though.

Elizabeth Warren won, which is awesome... or could be awesome... I'd like to see her become the new Russ Feingold. We'll see.

Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay senator, was elected. That's great news for the people of Wisconsin. Maybe she'll be the next Feingold (she's even from the same state!).

It's been a mixed bag for me, folks.

10,894 or 27.43% for revolutionary socialist Kshama Sawant running against Democratic Speaker of the House Frank Chopp. Quite impressive given that not only is she running openly as a socialist (and fought and won against the State secretary for that right) but lacking Frank Chopp's corporate donors severely outspent, raising 20 000 from memebers and supporters of the campaign and Socialist Alternative, versus Frank Chopps 160 000 (or more or I forget). Going forward Soc. Alt. together with other org's on the left will build towards running a united left slate in the coming local and mayoral elections.

Here's a recent interview with Kshama Sawant from New Politics magazine. Audio of the interview is also available.

Among the campaigns endorsers are Seattle's main weekly paper The Stranger as well as Washington Alliance of Technology Workers (CWA Local 37083).

Tell me when we know if R-74 passes oh and congrats on legalizing pot. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just 'cuz they held on to the House doesn't mean this was anything but an absolute disaster for the GOP. their share of the not-white-men vote dropped again. they lost their chance at flipping the Senate because they nominated horrible little troglodytes who were too evil even for the likes of Missouri and Indiana. they lost on these ballot measures. and most importantly, all their voter suppression efforts failed.

and yet unemployment was over 8% for most of this election cycle, the incumbent's signature legislative accomplishment is unpopular, and the Republicans think Obama is the Antichrist. this election was theirs to lose, and, well, they lost it.

oh, to be a fly on the wall at the RNC...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slate: Cheer Up, Republicans
You’re going to have a moderate Republican president for the next four years: Barack Obama.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

also, Prop 30 passed in California, which is a huge relief to me, because if it had failed my tuition would have spiked to the tune of $2500
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm trying to keep up with the popular vote (mostly because Trump is an idiot and brought it to my attention). It's close there, right now the difference is only about 2 million in favor of Obama. Not as close as the 2000 election, but closer than 2004 and 2008.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Team Elephant may not have thought their cunning plan all the way through.

Nevertheless, Jet Blue can help!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CTrees wrote:
Dogen wrote:
So Nate Silver was off by 10 electoral votes, or about 3%. Not bad for a statistical probability.


Everything I'm seeing is showing the race at 303 to 206, leaving Florida uncounted. If you look at his projected map, if Florida goes to Obama (who looks to have a small but consistent lead, again from everything I'm seeing), his map is exactly correct. The 313.0 to 225.0 was an average - his chart of the most likely totals showed 332 as the most probable, followed by 303 (so, 313, +/- Florida). What I'm saying is, I don't know that he's wrong yet.

You can know that he's 100% right. Eat your words, pundits.
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