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Got your riot gear ready?

Get your pitchforks and torches ready, and a list of the stores you plan to loot, cuz according to Obamanation all hell breaks loose on November 4th and 5th.  That is, of course, assuming that the racists in the country steal the election that Teh Precious has already won.

Seriously, that is the message we are hearing.  It’s an amped up version of what Donna Brazile and other Obama supporters said would happen in Denver if Hillary “stole” the nomination from Teleprompter Jesus.  Obamanation’s rebels without a clue don’t really plan to riot, it’s just part of the pre-election haka, designed to convince us that Obama is the inevitable winner.

But over at Corrente, Chicago Dyke poses this question:

For the sake of argument, let’s say Obama wins, very clearly and obviously in your own mind. And let’s say that somehow, insert your own 2000 redux here, “they” (try to) take it away from him, via Brooks Brothers riots and SCOTUS foolishness and other sundry undemocratic methods. What is your response, if any? And why? How would it be different than if HRC had had it stolen from her? Or the candidate of Your Choice?

I don’t think McSpain has the ground game to steal it this time; I also don’t think Wall St/Telco Ave money wants Obama to lose. So honestly I’m not so worried about it. I think we’ll get a “democratic” prezint next Jan. But let’s say the paranoid, insane racist members of the Franchise refuse to give up power, and pull out all the tricks, and declare at 3am Nov 5 that “McCain Wins!” What do you do?

Although she slides in the mention of Hillary and “candidate of Your Choice” along with some other qualifiers and disclaimers, the framing of the question is premised on the idea that if the election is stolen, it will be stolen by McCain and the GOP.  Now I’m not trying to pick on CD or anyone at Corrente, but I think a very important question needs to be asked:

Assuming for the sake of argument that you are convinced the election was stolen from the rightful winner, does your reaction depend on which side did the stealing?

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140 Responses

  1. “For the sake of argument, let’s say Obama wins, very clearly and obviously in your own mind”

    Oh, fantastic. So this all depends on the “clarity” of Obot minds? LMAO “He won a month ago at a podium in Toledo, and no mere redneck votes will overturn our Messiah!!!!”

    Only in Obamanation is threatening the electorate that they better deliver OR ELSE considered a winning strategy. This is America, where we don’t vote based on threats in order to avoid violence.

    But it’s McCain who’s got “fear tactics” on his side?

  2. Seriously:

    My question is premised on the idea that there is no doubt the elction was stolen.

    But if Obama “wins,” no amount of evidence will convince his supporters that he stole the election. And if he loses, they will never believe that he lost fair and square.

  3. And for the record, I don’t think for a minute that Obama’s supporters will put down the beer bongs and take to the streets, there’s not going to be any violence. I’m just saying that all this huffing and puffing is an absolutely idiotic, counterproductive strategy.

  4. Oh I dunno…but for the returning to Louisiana thing with the apt. I do need two LCD flat-screen teevees for the apt. I need a 26″ LCD for the momster’s bedroom and then at least a 32″ but not more than 42″ for the living room. If you are rioting and looting I’m willing to pay less than retail but with a bonus. Also, add’l payments will be provided for a Blu-ray DVD with home theater.

  5. Well, you already know the answer, myiq. All of the Obama Rules are predicated on the fact that he’s The One. He MUST get into office. And anything goes. Anything that stops him from fulfilling his destiny is evil and must be stopped by any means necessary, And once he gets in like Bush and Nixon, he will then govern like the Dali Lama.

  6. For the sake of the above, I hope someone riots and loots! I need those teevees!!!!

    Oh, and if someone can get some Geico squirrels….

  7. But I don’t think that the scenario where there will be “no doubt the election was stolen” will happen. If that happens, it’s completely different territory. All institutions would have had to fail for that to happen.

  8. Sorry Fredster, we won’t have TVs, but we’re going to rob the libertarian owner of Whole Foods blind. We’re going to pop grapes in our mouth *right in front of the stockperson* and tell him we’re fighting the man.

  9. Oh, Seriously, I think you just insulted the Dalai Lama.

  10. Both sides believe there is fraud, that the election is being rigged, etc. Regardless of who wins, the other side will believe it lost because the election was stolen. Who of the two candidates would concede? How far are they willing to go in contesting the outcome? And, Nov. 5th Bush is still in the WH. Wonder what he will do if there are riots???

    Get a helmet and a lot of alcohol.

  11. The Democratic version of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists is nothing to sneeze at.

    Brit, yeah, I mean, I know the election of 2000 was stolen, but barring Bush stepping down voluntarily, uhhhh….I don’t think we should have stormed the Supreme Court. We maybe could have fought harder and longer through legal channels, but violence is not the answer. If teh election is clearly 100% stolen and can’t be undone by legal means, then I’d suggest the best remedy would be for Congress to vote down all his proposals on grounds of illegitimacy and so forth.

  12. Would Hell breaking loose be confined to just the 4th and 5th?
    Doesn’t sound so bad after all, if only it were True.

    I’m thinking, Not So Much..:

    pumasunleased.wordpress.com

    The Three Headed Monster has nothing to do with Halloween! 🙂

  13. Sorry, Your Holiness, I mean no disrespect….

  14. Aw shit! I need at least one of those teevees so the momster can watch Law and Order (in all its variations) when we get to the Chalmette apt.!

    (sigh) I guess that means I can’t get anyone to fix us up with free cable either. 😦

    [Fredster grumbling…what a bunch of loser rioters…]

    My comments about the teevees is a snarky thing about the looter in nola right after the levee breaks when the looter was pushing the cart with the teevee in the cart after power failed.

  15. Would Hell breaking loose be confined to just the 4th and 5th?
    Doesn’t sound so bad after all, if only it were True.

    I’m thinking, Not So Much..:

    pumasunleashed.wordpress.com

    The Three Headed Monster has nothing to do with Halloween! 🙂

  16. A) If you believed Obama stole the election, what would you do?

    B) If you believed McCain stole the election, what would you do?

    C) Is your answer to A different than your answer to B, and if so, why?

  17. The Democratic version of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists is nothing to sneeze at.

    Send out the MARCHING BANDS!!

    And armed with the mighty glockenspiel!!

  18. “The Democratic version of the 101st Fighting Keyboardists”

    That would be the 82nd Chairborne

  19. Obama already stole the election and WE didn’t riot.

    Fredster, that teevee stuff is too funny.

  20. “That would be the 82nd Chairborne”

    LOL

  21. Myiq, what I believe does not really matter. I would need cold, hard evidence that there was massive cheating. There also needs to be consensus. If massive cheating occurred that could be proven to a majority who would then be convinced of it, then I have enough faith that even many Obama supporters (many of them are just holding their noses) will condemn it.

    Ooops, I assumed it was Obama who cheated. What was I thinking.

  22. A) If you believed Obama stole the election, what would you do?

    Lock the doors and then apply for a Federal job overseas in Europe. Telling the Momster she must learn sprechen ze Deutche; ney! Then also claiming blood ties to Germany and hence not guest workers due to the blood lines of Chloe the mini-doxie.

    B) If you believed McCain stole the election, what would you do?

    Hate to say it but breathe a sigh of relief and figure we’ll get thru the next 4 years.

    C) Is your answer to A different to your answer to B, and if so, why?

    It is and I figure McCain will be a caretaker Prez for 4 years and hopefully buy us some time. And besides I still need those damned teevees and I hope someone riots somewhere that will help me!

  23. “B) If you believed McCain stole the election, what would you do?

    Hate to say it but breathe a sigh of relief and figure we’ll get thru the next 4 years.”

    That’s about right, though I feel a little bit guilty about it.

  24. So the threats worked for securing the “D” nomination.

    The Obama gang doesn’t have an original one in their bodies — and so they are floating the same old threat.

    Thing is that Ms. Donna R@cist Brazillion doesn’t not believe in the existence of PUMA — Pollsters have not figured out exactly how to count the PUMA.

    It is the PUMA who have the most reason to riot — and it is the older feminists who fought the battles who have the most justification to riot.

    But a bunch of dumb kids who are part of a thug gang — will they riot? What is in it for them — really?

    Let them — so what? Throwing temper tantrums is not how to win friends or prove that you are right.

    Threat of riots will not make me take back my vote FOR McCain-Palin (absentee ballot — first time EVER I have voted this early — I always wait until the deadline.)

  25. myiq – if you are still around: why do some of the older threads cause Internet Explorer to shut down? Is it the loading of the gravatars?

    Thanks.

  26. scrubs57, on October 29th, 2008 at 3:54 am Said:

    Obama already stole the election and WE didn’t riot.

    Fredster, that teevee stuff is too funny.

    I’m not frackin’ around! I need those teevees for the apt. You don’t know what it can be like! The momster at 83 goes nuts without a daily dose of Lenny on Law and Order and Olivia on SVU!! At least we both agreee…L&O Criminal Intent…eh fuck it!

  27. What I find funny is that most of the liberal bloggers think that there is no other activism but blogging. They constantly deride any kind of protest/grassroots organizing as hopelessly 60’s and not hawt, and now they think they’re the Chicago 7 or something.

    I can see them organizing a guerilla TP raid but not much else. Brooks Brothers riot, indeed.

  28. What I find funny is that most of the liberal bloggers think that there is no other activism but blogging. They constantly deride any kind of protest/grassroots organizing as hopelessly 60’s and not hawt, and now they think they’re the Chicago 7 or something.

    I can see them organizing a guerilla TP raid but not much else. Brooks Brothers riot, indeed.

    That right there, is brilliant.

  29. scrubs:

    Dunno, but the open thread last night was crashing mine right after I posted it.

    Loading the gravatars makes IE run slow on posts with long threads.

  30. I like the Crim Intent guy, although they might as well get rid of the woman, she just stands there and never gets to say anything.

  31. The blogosphere is a double edged sword. PUMA would not exist without it, but at the same time we are scattered across the country in a way that makes face-to-face meetings and organizing virtually impossible.

    I guess you could say PUMA is a virtual possibility

  32. Northwest rain:

    My big regret is that we did not get back to Louisiana in time to get my mom registered to vote. She hasn’t voted in years and so was removed from the roles.

    She saw what happened to Hillary and admired her. She wanted to vote for HRC and after the convention I explained Hillary wouldn’t be the nominee. So then she said she wanted to be able to vote for whoever was against Obie. Thru a number of delays I wasn’t able to get her back to register to vote against Obie.

    I hope to have her around for a few more years to at least vote one more time.

  33. That’s too bad, Fredster.

    How is Louisiana going in the polls? Isn’t that a pretty red state anyway?

  34. Have you ever dozed off during one episode of L&O and woke up during another?

    It’s disorienting

  35. Seriously, which man and which woman? They have the guy and woman who have been there forever on CI and then the new two which now the new woman is gonna be placed with Jeff Goldblum.

    Eh….the show’s not good when you can’t remember the character names.

  36. “She hasn’t voted in years and so was removed from the roles.”

    Oh, sorry. They shouldn’t be able to do that.

    Are you in an ACORN state, though? Maybe she’s registered after all.

  37. To answer A) I am more likely to actually do something, because I see Obama as a totalitarian. He only inspires fear. What to do exactly? I don’t know.

    To answer B) I just can’t imagine that Mc would countenance stealing the election let alone doing so. So, I don’t know if I would do anything. I also feel “safer” with Mc. However, that in and of itself bothers me to no end, because I am not willing to “purchase” safety at the price of democracy. It bothers me that I can actually see myself to stunned to do anything.

    As for evidence that would prove there was theft and who perpetrated it, I have no faith in the media to accurately and objectively report anything. The 4th estate is dead, i.e. goodbye democracy. So, as far as it stands for me, the election was already stolen.

  38. I like the original guy. I might like the original woman, too, except she’s never said anything. 🙂

    I also like the new guy they brought on to replace the Capt.

  39. Oh scrubsie! LA will be red in the prez voting but I think Mary Landrieu will win reelection in the Senate. She did too much to bring home the help and assistance post-Katrina plus was able to get the revenue sharing on off-shore drilling that helps the state. The Republican candidate is an asshole. He was elected S.o. State as a Dem and then when thrown out (?) switched parties to then launch the Senate bid.

    I think Mary was hurt by her endorsement of Obama, but she’s never stuck by him. It will hurt her in the election but she’ll win.

  40. myiq, I did that with 2 different episodes of My Name is Earl – didn’t matter too much because I still laughed my ass of.

  41. Seriously, on October 29th, 2008 at 4:20 am Said:

    “She hasn’t voted in years and so was removed from the roles.”

    Oh, sorry. They shouldn’t be able to do that.

    Are you in an ACORN state, though? Maybe she’s registered after all.

    Oh no, it’s perfectly legal. If you don’t vote in a prez election and there’s a break of 4 years they can remove you from the roles.

    Now I <b worried when I went to vote and saw my deceased Dad’s name on the rolls. I told them he was dead and could they line thru that or something and they complied. I watched those pages for the next couple of elections just to be sure.

  42. Scrubs:

    When I watch My Name Is Earl I often wonder if one of the writers is someone I know, because except for winning the lottery I have a lot in common with Earl.

  43. Riots if he loses?
    Talk about feeling “entitled.”

  44. You could’ve voted twice, Fredster! (Unless you have to show ID down there.)

  45. “If you don’t vote in a prez election and there’s a break of 4 years they can remove you from the roles.”

    That’s crazy! I could maybe see 40 years, but 4?

  46. myiq – maybe that’s why I like the show so darned much. He has had sh*t for luck but is still honor-bound to do the right thing, even if it is only for karma’s sake.

    Wish more Dems felt that way, eh?

  47. I would rather lose with my principles intact than win without them.

  48. Yeah, what myiq said.

  49. I wonder what the reaction would be if anyone from the McCain camp hinted at riots if the election doesn’t go his way. LOL

  50. I was getting REALLY annoyed earlier today (okay, technically it was yesterday) at some commenters who keep posting GOP talking points.

    For any of you who missed it, here was my reaction:

    http://myiq2xu.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/just-a-note-for-our-gop-friends/

  51. Does anyone remember a hilarious thread in TalkLeft, when they were not so accidentally talking about cages in Denver and vibrational cannons that could make you sh*t in your pants?

    A group of commenters suddenly started whispering about those female hidden weapons-knitting needles and crochet hooks (both bamboo and metal).

    What ended up happening at Denver? Peaceful Protests.

    However democratic government should be founded upon a certain universally recognised legitimacy. When that goes, trust disappears and any group who so wishes can claim to challenge it. I foresee a rise in internal terrorist groups such as the Weathermen, or the Brigate Rosse (Red Brigades) in Italy.

    A friend of mine who travels frequently and has a number of Arab friends, told me she was surprised at being told by a young Algerian that many young people identify themselves with the Matrix (the movie).
    They are the good guys fighting against the Matrix (or soulless American society).

    Which is why the Puma respect for one man one vote is so important. And Parties must address this issue fast.

  52. Interesting post at Texas Hill Country:

    Despite their obvious visceral anger towards the Democratic Party establishment a single theme reigned supreme in the great majority of their posts and emails. Helen put it best, “IT IS COUNTRY AND PRINCIPLES BEFORE PARTY.” I was absolutely, jaw droppingly, astounded to hear a Hillary supporting Democrat in Exile say this.

    These responses gave me the insight to look at them as I have never looked at a political opponent before, I saw Americans who care about their country. This got me thinking, who am I to judge whether they can love their country just because they are Democrats. Neither Republicans nor Conservatives have the copyright or moniker on patriotism. After all aren’t PUMA’s demonstrating this by standing by our sides?

    They have become apostates to their party but not their country, that speaks volumes to me. PUMA’s have recognized that this is about America, not a singular person.

    The post is from a conservative guest blogger who was here the other day asking us about PUMA

  53. Laurie:

    Our system of government (republican democracy) depends on the consent of the minority to the rule of the majority.

    In some places whoever is on top oppresses the groups on the bottom, and if the situation is reversed the new top dogs do the same.

    In Iraq the Sunnis oppressed the Shia when Saddam was in power. When we invaded we put the Shia in charge, and they began oppressing and killing Sunnis.

    Here, when we lose an election we don’t riot or rebel. We start planning how to win the next one. It says a lot about us that we peacefully accepted the verdict of SCOTUS that selected Bush over Gore.

  54. James Madison on what form of government we have and why…

    http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa10.htm

  55. myiq:

    I agree. What I was pointing out was that the consent of the minority to rule by the majority MUST be based on free and fair elections.

    When whole Parties start cheating in a massive and upfront manner, that undermines the whole system.

  56. Laurie:

    That’s why election fraud doesn’t only matter when the other side does it.

  57. *nods* It’s not about the candidates, it’s about the voters. Too many people fought too hard for too long to get the right to vote for us to turn into what we despise.

  58. Johninca:
    I love the Federal Papers!
    This conclusion by Madison more or less sums it up re factious violence:

    The influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular States, but will be unable to spread a general conflagration through the other States. A religious sect may degenerate into a political faction in a part of the Confederacy; but the variety of sects dispersed over the entire face of it must secure the national councils against any danger from that source. A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.

  59. Hmmm…is that why Madison isn’t on any bills? Paper money as an improper or wicked project? 🙂

  60. Madison was perhaps the greatest political philosopher who ever lived. He didn’t just theorize, he put together the blueprint for our government.

    Consider this: The Constitution is over 200 years old, but we have had more Presidents than amendments.

  61. Seriously:

    Three non-Presidents appear on US money

    Can you name them?

  62. Franklin, Hamilton (that’s a double wammy for poor James), and…

    Who’s on the $100,000 bill?

  63. Whammy

  64. Oh but actuallu Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony, too

  65. Susan B. Anthony is the other

  66. Oops, forgot about Sacajawea

  67. looks like we should pass 3,900,000 hits by Friday.

    With the weekend and the election, we should pass 4 million by Tuesday

  68. The subway system in Boston recently became automated and all the machines pay off in $1 coins. Hilarity ensues with poor tourists staring befuddled at 17 Sacajawea dollars and then trying to unload them.

    (If anyone cares, Woodrow Wilson is on the $100,000 bill.)

  69. Tha would actually be a good investment, clear out your 401K, get a $100,000 bill, whip it out whenever you need to buy something. They can’t refuse it and they can’t make change…you get everything for free!

  70. I read an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education that was pretty interesting. It said that 94% college youth were registered to vote and they were probably going to vote, 2/3 for Obama, and 1/3 for McCain. But the article’s authors studying “engagement” (did they actually do work for their candidates?) and the answer was no. Most had a preference, but no strong association with a candidate. There won’t be a rebellion. They’d have to get off their phones.

  71. “Woodrow Wilson is on the $100,000 bill”

    I was just looking for my wallet to get the answer to that question

  72. Re: Madison. He was a slaveholder who deliberately kept slaveholding out of Congressional discussions for 20 years. Truly, he put a gag order on the subject in legislation. He silenced a petition by Ben Franklin on the abolition of slavery. Federalist #10 was a justification for why a large republic (thought by many at the time to be a kind of dictatorship) would be OK. Madison was a weasel. IMHO. In fact, what I dislike about him has a lot to do with what I dislike about Obama. He did things in a very underhanded way. When asked to write a bill of rights, which he did not want to do, he personally rewrote the constitution to put in some of the things he didn’t find too objectionable. Congress threw it out. He manipulated to get his way and rarely told the truth. He was an anti-war president who got the US into the War of 1812.

  73. chimera:

    I can picture rioting Obots burning down a Starbucks and looting Whole Foods

  74. on the $ 100,000 bill samuel chase not woodrow wilson

  75. jefferson was a slave owner who hated slavery he realeased his slaves upon death…look the founding fathers were great thinkers and brilliant men but they were also men of their times…

  76. “I was just looking for my wallet to get the answer to that question”

    LOL

    chimera–He sounds awful. Are there any biographies you’d recommend?

  77. the $10,000 has Salmon P. Chase

    WW is on the $100,000

  78. I find Jefferson to be really creepy. People act like he was so enlightened because he opposed slavery, but I hink it’s much worse that he knew it was wrong but didn’t do anything about it because it benefitted him.

  79. you are right samuel chase on$ 10,000 bill $ 100,000 bill woodrow wilson oops sorry

  80. Fuzzy:

    SALMON P. Chase

    Samuel Chase was a different guy

  81. I’m gonna try to get some more sleep, RD should be here with her AM post around 8 am eastern

    It’s 3:30 pacific right now

  82. “Samuel Chase was a different guy”

    Who’s Samuel Chase?

  83. Night

  84. Seriously-

    Look no debate on the character on the founding fathers and mothers (eg Abigail Adams) they were what they were…I have lots of friends who know Obama is wrong for america thay are just voting for him because the “D” after his name.

    Are their any of the founding fathers you like? I love their creation America…so they did something right!

  85. right sorry not spelling or reading well this morning

  86. fyi jefferson was not at the constitutional convention and madison wasnt either I believe…

  87. They did something right, that doesn’t mean they were perfect or beyond question.

    Samuel Chase was the only Supreme Court Justice ever to have been impeached.

  88. WELLLLLLLL….

    I’m not worried.

    The Obots Vs Ticked Off Feminists? Game over, Obots.

    Still… I’m armed with the most powerful weapon I own… my All-In-One Sexist Repellent (aka, my bitter, loud mouth!)

    Bring it ON!

  89. If only the Constitution had been framed by “better” people…

    When I read a journal article for university the first thing I do is find out everything I can about the author. Based on what kind of individual they are/were, character, etc. I can determine if it’s worth reading what they wrote.

    I highly recommend this method. It saves one from having to consider most everything that is written and proposed.

  90. Paper currency remains controversial, and if you discuss it on wikipedia your neutrality will be questioned. 🙂

  91. Oh and to your question:

    —- “Assuming for the sake of argument that you are convinced the election was stolen from the rightful winner, does your reaction depend on which side did the stealing?” —-

    In short, NO. Stealing an election, corrupting a caucus, any fraud on *either* side is wrong! I think that’s one of the primary tenets of PUMA – that being FAIR matters and does not go unnoticed.

  92. Quinn:
    LOL bitter loudmouth plus knitting needles will win any day!!!!!!

    Off to work now.

  93. jvsp, on October 29th, 2008 at 6:53 am Said:

    When I read a journal article for university the first thing I do is find out everything I can about the author. Based on what kind of individual they are/were, character, etc. I can determine if it’s worth reading what they wrote.

    I highly recommend this method. It saves one from having to consider most everything that is written and proposed.
    _______________________________________________________

    jvsp. I’m guessing you are a humanities or social sciences major. A person simply cannot afford to do what you say in sciences such as physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics. Some really awful people sometimes actually have really good ideas. Say, like Republicans.

  94. I think jvsp is being sarcastic.

  95. urgetocompute
    I was being sarcastic in the extreme 🙂

  96. Okay I’m completely half asleep but I feel the need to pimp my annual cause : National Novel Writing Month is afoot.

    From November 1-November 30, you will attempt to pen or type a 50,000 word novel. This year alone 110,000 adults and 15,000 children will participate in this literary event and you can, too.

    If you don’t feel you’re quite up to the task of writing a bestseller, throw in a few bucks so that children in classrooms around the country might try it for themselves. It’s a non-profit organization devoted to teaching children the joy of writing and the donation is tax-deductible, unlike these damned campaign contributions. You’ll feel good when you’re done.
    a
    Anyway, enough of my bloviating. It’s almost time to write!

  97. btw, inquiry conducted in the aforementioned manner would get one cudgeled and tossed out the window in the world of analytic philosophy.

  98. Laurie, at 6:55 am Said:

    Quinn:
    LOL bitter loudmouth plus knitting needles will win any day!!!!!!

    ***********”

    If Obama wins fair or not, it may be a time to revive the “Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society” (which does exist on line, but it really is a sewing circle).

  99. myiq
    it’s a profound question – and I think I already answered “No” to it, when I reacted to what was then MY party doing the stealing.
    No, stolen elections are what I am against, first and foremost.
    Also, discovered more early Obama rhetoric, when wealth redistribution used to be “getting our fair share”
    http://edgeoforever.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/of-narrow-mindedness-and-getting-our-fair-share-more-unvarnished-early-obama/

  100. Well, it’s a good thing nobody proposed that, then.

  101. taste of winter arrived last night burr got down in the 30’s suppossed to warm into the 60’s but no heat until the 1st of December this is Florida

  102. A friend of mine, Obama supporter, said that there would probably be election tampering from both sides. I think he’s right. It will be very hard to prove which campaign/Party tampered better. : (

  103. The Obots usually aren’t shy about tampering right out in the open. 🙂 I bet the Repubs are sneakier.

  104. Still no sleep, so I went surfing again.

    Lookie what I found in Kitty’s Katbox:

    “I’m really going to miss these guys in six days, when all the PUMA sites revert to poetry blogs and Georgia O’Keeffe/Sylvia Plath appreciation societies.”

    No link, you shouldn’t go there unless you’ve had your shots, but can you believe they called ME a sexist? These guys are like the Ed Wood of blogging – they’re so bad they’re funny.

    The First Rule of Blogging:

    If you’re not hated, you’re not trying hard enough.

  105. Seriously, Mc seems to care about how he wins, which is just another reason why the Reps despise him.

  106. Um, no, I can’t believe anyone who refers to the Georgia O’Keefe/Sylvia Plath appreciation societies would be considered sexist. lol The very idea!

    Who is that?

  107. SeriouslyI remember Florida in 2000. Voter role purging, roadblocks by poll areas, intimidation on elevators during recounts. But yes, the computer tampering is sneakier.

  108. jsvp:

    What does a philosophy major say to a science major five years after graduation?

    “Do you want fries with that?”

  109. *Seriously, I

  110. Yes to Democracy/No to Intelligence

  111. myiq2xu, quoted::

    “I’m really going to miss these guys in six days, when all the PUMA sites revert to poetry blogs and Georgia O’Keeffe/Sylvia Plath appreciation societies.”

    **********

    We really get under their skin. That is so satisfying!

  112. myiq2xu, on October 29th, 2008 at 7:33 am Said:
    jsvp:
    What does a philosophy major say to a science major five years after graduation?
    “Do you want fries with that?”

    …wish I could laugh, but it’s true. *sigh*

  113. ROFLMFAO:

    I won’t reprint them here; let’s just say it makes myiq2xu of “Confluence” fame look mature.”

  114. myiq2xu, context of quote?

  115. jsvp:

    History majors like me get to work the drive-thru window

  116. No context, it’s sorta like free verse poetry

    You would swear they blog on Crayola laptops

  117. Why do you even read the idiots at Corrente?

  118. Well, at least you’re famous! But can you take it to the bank?

  119. Everyone needs a hobby.

  120. Did Chicago Dyke ever get her blog back the way she wanted it? Did she have to lay off the sauce to do it?

  121. First rule o’blogging, check your front page for such insights as “you wouldn’t hire the plumber’s wife to fix your pipes!!!!!!!” before you complain about how most commentors just aren’t up to your blog’s lofty standards. Otherwise, you will look a bit silly.

  122. Seriously, Beautifully said.

  123. Heid Li has an interesting post up on how James Taranto “helped me [Heidi Li] clarify my thoughts about the point of conscientious objection: a reflective choice to withhold one’s vote from Barack Obama while also not voting for John McCain.”

  124. On the test your IQ ad, they have BO’s IQ as 139. Just a month or so ago, it was 126. Hmmm.

  125. I totally believe Obama stole the election., the primary. Didn’t we all witness it? The caucus fraud, the voter suppression, the delegate intimidation, the false stories leaked to a fawning press. The money paid to superdelegates. We learned of all of it.

    Isn’t past performance a good indicator of future performance?

    If Obama wins, I will never believe he didn’t steal it. Voter fraud and suppression is just how this guy operates.

  126. mawm–you r so right he already stole this election from the best this country had Hillary,,,and as far as mccain I don’t beleive he would cheat to win he is to proud a man a man with standards,,,,,,but if mccain stole from obama —-In the words of his mentor rev.wright—well it looks like the chickens have come home to rrrrrrrrrrrroust——–

  127. LOL, just for the record, I’m not planning to riot.

    Either the people of this country unite and peacefully demand election integrity or we get what we deserve.

  128. Mawm:

    If you don’t want me reading bad blogs, then stay up and chat with me in the wee small hours while I sit here with insomnia.

  129. Yesterday my Latina housekeeper told me that her E LA neighborhood was on “red alert” for rioting on Nov. 4. She is battening down her hatches. It doesn’ t matter if Obama wins or loses. It’s not the latte liberals who she is worried about.

  130. I’d rather face a week of intense rioting than 4 years of Obama as president. And mark my words, if he were to steal the election he will ONLY serve 4 years — that is if he isn’t impeached or forced to resign before his first term is finished.

    I suppose the Obamamedia is salivating at the thought of covering the riots that they will have caused by their refusal to do their job and vet this man.

  131. Midlife Mama, on October 29th, 2008 at 9:57 am Said:
    I’d rather face a week of intense rioting than 4 years of Obama as president.

    Hear, hear!

    And I for one would fault the media, as much as the O camp, if there were rioting as a result of a McCain/Palin victory. Because it is their constant shilling and bleating that has DELUDED many of these dimwitted souls that Obama is enjoying anywhere near the advantage they’ve projected.

    And Mawm – I agree. BO’s ONLY means towards a “victory” is via fraudent means. A throroughly accounted-for and legitimate election means a McCain win, period.

  132. Thanks, guys, some of these posts had me laughing out loud.
    In anticipation of additional election tampering by the Obots, I’d like to volunteer for the 82nd Chairborne.

  133. CD herself was the one to shake everyone at Corrente until we all understood that the DNC fix was in for Obama, whether we accepted it or not – and she was right. I say it would look like karmic justice if the DNC and teh Precious got their pockets picked this time, not that I think McCain would do that. I have been very impressed by his restraint and courtesy towards Obama.

  134. I agree that if he wins, his term will be a single one, and a very bad one at that. First off, only a superhero could fix the shitpile that the Bush gang is leaving behind–and Obama is no superhero. He doesn’t even like to work hard. Second, all the blame for all the crap that will come raining down in the Bush aftermath will fall on the guy in the office–and he won’t know how to handle it.

    Inspiring speeches and fainting worshippers won’t cut it for the rest of Americans as they watch their financial situations worsen, their job prospects wilter, and their faith in government collapse. It’s going to be ugly whoever gets in, and the ugliness will just reveal Obama to be the empty suit we all know he is.

    I predict he’ll start out on a really high approval rating that will quickly sink to Bush-like levels by the end of his one term and that he will be the second most hated president in history. I put money on this.

  135. Right now, looks to me that unless Obamanation wins by 10 pts or more, the stink of thievery will be smelt on his toga on Mt. Rezko due to ACORN, illegal campaign contributions, no birth certificate, etc.

  136. Already expressed the same concerns if McCain wins. No question, the ObamaTrons will take to the streets and violence will ensue. Because, you see, the polls and the MSM told them they would win, so it must be stolen. Probably because not enough dead people were allowed to vote.

  137. He already stole the nomination. That’s enough for me to say, loud and proud, that he shouldn’t get to be President. Election fraud is election fraud. I don’t care what party you belong to.

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