Interviewer: When I interviewed Chuck [Berry], I mentioned the segregated venues he used to play in the South when he was younger. He teared up and recalled, "My dad said, 'I don't know if we'll live to see it but one day we will [have an African-American President] – and I thank God that I have."
Lemmy: I would have said America wasn't ready for it. And I don't think they were, because they're trying to drag him down now. I mean, the poor fucker's only just gotten rid of all that George Bush shit that he left, or is trying to. And he's being stonewalled by the fucking Congress all the time. I don't know how he's gotten anything done. They should be glad. I mean the alternative is Mitt Romney. Please, please don't vote for Mitt Romney. Fuck him. Repeal abortion law is the first thing he'll do. Fucking monster.
I hope that one day a website like the Google voting page will be a place to vote from.
"Looks like I picked the right day to start drinking hot, caffeinated beverages."
[Hotel-turned-polling place] Luxe Sunset Boulevard has announced, "In true Luxe fashion, the hotel will be offering voters in precincts 9001354A and 9001364A a unique voting experience."
Voters will be treated to complimentary valet parking and hors d'oeuvres throughout the day including coffee, muffins and delicious finger foods. The hotel's Luxe Lounge will feature live election results on its two flat screen televisions and every voter will receive a voucher for 10% off a future dinner at On Sunset restaurant and special room rates.
Ain't got nothing on my district, sometimes lovingly referred to as "the earmuffs"
Is this the last time you will vote for yourself?
"No, I don't think so," he said with a grin.
Before You Vote... Let Me Explain This To You... Up Until 1871 We Had A Constitutional Republic Called The United States (Notice Spelling) Representing And Represented By We The People... BUT In 1871 They Moved Our Capital From Pennsylvania (A State In Union And Leaving Us Without A Government) To Washington DC (A Foreign District) And Formed A Corporation Called The UNITED STATES (Notice Spelling ALL CAPS) Declaring To Be The Government (And Threw Our Constitution Out The Window And Starting Writing Laws To Which We Were To Follow Of Their Own Not The Unalienable Rights Our Constitution Gave Us) And Was To Only Govern In Washington DC For 1 Year But Was Never Reversed! As Time Went By Alot Of Things Happened But Then In 1913 The Corporation SOLD The Power Of Coining And Regulating Money Away From The Congress To ANOTHER Corporation We Know As The Federal Reserve (Unconstitutional). A Few More Years Went By And In 1933 They Took YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE And Formed A Corporation Around Your Name To Back The Loans From The Central Banks (Commonly Referred To As A STRAWMAN Look It Up) And Made Adhesion Contracts For That Corporation To Tie You Into Their Jurisdiction Such As Drivers License, Social Security Cards, Checking Accounts, Federal Reserve Notes (Money), Mortgages, Anything With Title (Look At Them All They Are In CAPS Which Denotes Corporation Gramatically) Then In 1944 The Corporation Took All Of Its Assets (Building, Strawmen, Titles, EVERYTHING They Owned) And Deeded It To The International Monetary Fund ANOTHER Foreign Corporation (IMF Brenton Woods Act Of 1944 For Research) Soooo If You Think Your Vote Counts Think Again Because The Government Is A Corporation Run By A Foreign Corporation!!! Example: If McDonalds Buys Burger King Who Is Gonna Control??? Think About It!!! Who Do You REALLY Thinks Calls The Shots??? NOT WE THE PEOPLE!!! The Corporation Owns You, Everything You THINK You Own, Your Children, EVERYTHING!!! So In Closing No Matter Who You Vote For Obama, Romney, Paul, Johnson, ANYONE They Will Not Answer To You Because The IMF Is Still Gonna Call The Shots And They Are After One Thing And One Thing Only ONE WORLD ORDER It Doesnt Matter What Person We Elect He/She Will Be Part Of Carrying Out The Master Plan!!! Any Questions???
What is Kali Ma? Staffers at #RomneyDeathRally won't explain anything. Chanting grows louder. Dogs are howling. My kids just want to go home
One by one the stars are winking out, while the dark fires in Mitt Romney's eyes burn ever brighter. The end is nigh.
Trump's hairpiece grows. It seethes. It demands. We comply. Our birth certificates. Our school transcripts. Our souls.
"I can be slain by no man," Romney bellows, breath of rot and sulfur. Hillary Clinton raises her sword. "I am no man!"
The sun is out yet no light shines. A locomotive bourne of sinew and flesh belches sulfer. The Cain train has arrived.
Palin, frothing from her maw, screams "I CAN SEE R'LYEH FROM MY BACKYARD!"
Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have now disrobed. Upon one chest is "laissez." Upon the other, "faire." Their bodies merge.
"I will bring Reagan back to America!" Mitt opens his shirt to reveal the face of Reagan sewn to his belly. Its eyes open.
The best part? Note how that scary, scary black man intimidates the women by greeting them and holding the door. Run for your lives!
From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, local taxi companies will help Angelenos in Los Angeles, South Bay and Long Beach "Roll to the Polls" for free.
Malone, 21, voted about 8:30 a.m. in Precinct 88 at the aptly-named New Life Celebration Church, in south suburban Dolton. Her water had broken, yet she made the detour to vote in her first Presidential Election.
Voted 'yes' on all three [MA] questions, though I don't really hold out much hope for any of 'em to pass.
I just voted for DONALD TRUMP because I don't want ALIENS putting MIND-CONTROL JUICE in my MOUNTAIN DEW
Voters were being asked for I.D. even though the state has no law requiring it, voting locations opened late and some locations didn't have ballots, she said. "In a word, there's just one word to describe the experience in New Jersey, and that is catastrophe," Arnwine said.
While the state is allowing voters to return their absentee ballots electronically, servers in at least three counties had shut down.
dirigibleman:"Voters were being asked for I.D. even though the state has no law requiring it"
(Arsenio) Hall and (Warren) Oates:"why is joe biden going to cleveland"
The right-wing group True The Vote has been prohibited from monitoring elections in voting stations around Columbus, Ohio, and may soon find itself under investigation for fraud, the Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday.
scaryblackdeath:"So, just so somebody here says it (as if I've read all 700+ comments)... both Obama and Romney ran inexcusably shitty campaigns."
I got high, then went and handed my vote to a librarian. Why doesn't the rest of the country do it this way?
backseatpilot: I put on a jacket and tie to go vote. I've been trying to make important events more memorable by looking nice, it feels good.
Cookiebastard:"Oh, hai, guise, if yr sitting around waiting and eating chocolates, feeling anxious and stuff, I have an idea.
Take Action! "
The Obama campaign's confidence extends well beyond Pennsylvania. In conversations with an array of top advisers this morning, a clear picture emerged that Chicago believes it has Nevada, Iowa, Wisconsin, and New Hampshire more or less in the bag; that it feels nearly as certain of carrying Ohio; and that Obama is just a tad ahead in Virginia. As for Colorado and Florida, Team Obama believes they are both too close to call, but thinks they could well win both; they are forthrightly pessimistic only about North Carolina among the nine battlegrounds. This could all just be spin, of course — or they could simply be proven wrong. But having known and reported on these people for a solid six years now, my sense of their tone and body language is that their self-assurance is for real.
Romney Mega Prayer. . .courtesy of my daughter.
posted by Danf at 2:28 PM on November 6 [+] [!]
The map on Facebook is actually kind of interesting. It shows when people click the "I voted" button in real time.
FUNNY BUSINESS IN PHILLY
GOP officials booted, Black Panthers return — and Obama at polling site?
New Black Panthers Return to Scene of 2008 Polling Station Confrontation
Fox News's "Fox & Friends" kicked off the coverage of the New Black Panther Party today at 8 a.m. with an interview with Get Out The Vet's Ben Brink about how Navy SEALs and other veterans will "fight back" against such voter intimidation from the New Black Panther Party. About ten minutes later, Fox News's Gretchen Carlson introduced video of the man standing outside the polling place.
Almost everywhere else, elections are run by impartial voting agencies. In France, elections are the responsibility of the Ministry of the Interior, which establishes places and hours of voting, prints ballots (France still uses paper) and counts the votes. In Germany, an independent federal returning officer oversees a complex state and federal voting system. In Canada, federal elections are managed by a specialized agency, Elections Canada. Mexico, emerging from a sad history of electoral manipulation, created in the 1990s a respected independent agency, the Federal Electoral Institute. Brazil has nationwide electronic voting, producing instantaneous, uncontested results...
But here's what doesn't happen in other democracies:
Politicians of one party do not set voting schedules to favor their side and harm the other. Politicians do not move around voting places to gain advantages for themselves or to disadvantage their opponents. In fact, in almost no other country do politicians have any say in the administration of elections at all.
tardigrade: Romney Megaprayer is interesting because it's a hoax, but people are taking part in it anyway.
Romney Megaprayer is interesting because it's a hoax, but people are taking part in it anyway.
The larger the elections, the less important yard signs are.
Some general vote getting effectiveness guidelines are:
Direct mail: gets one vote for every 500 pieces of mail sent when targeted at undecideds.
Phone banking: gets one vote for every 400 calls when targeted.
Canvass visit from a stranger: gets one vote for every 300 door knocks when targeted.
Personal canvass visit from a neighbor: gets one vote for every 12 visits.
Partisan voter guides/cheat sheets handed out at the polls: gets one vote for every 10 handouts.
The most effective vote getting mechanisms are the things most people are least likely to do: visit their neighbors and be outside their polling place talking to their neighbors.
linux: But with the judge rejecting the lawsuit on Husted's installation of experimental software that, as per the Salon article, exports unencrypted plain-text ballots, I'm rather anxious about the possibility of the vote being stolen.
But with the judge rejecting the lawsuit on Husted's installation of experimental software that, as per the Salon article, exports unencrypted plain-text ballots, I'm rather anxious about the possibility of the vote being stolen.
St. Alia of the Bunnies:"Problem is it really doesn't matter who wins. That fiscal cliff is out there and only God Almighty can keep us from tipping over it."
Live Blogging of the Election Tonight
Starting around 6 P.M. EST or so, the main page and Senate pages will switch to blank maps that will be updated throughout the evening as election results come in.
But be aware that very early reports can be confusing. If Austin happens to report first, Texas might be dark blue for a little while. If problems in New York City due to the storm delay reporting until after upstate districts report, New York might be dark red for a while.
But it will be interesting to see the colors spread out from east to west as the results come in. Come back tonight.