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« Reply #1065 on: November 06, 2008, 02:58:46 PM »
Don't get me wrong.  I'm going to Arkansas next month to visit my dad, who is also a firm Republican and who I love dearly.  The people there are nice (to me).  I just have trouble relating to them and wish they'd come to their senses.

(There are counties down there where you can't even buy a beer, for crying out loud.)

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« Reply #1066 on: November 06, 2008, 03:04:09 PM »







aka places I don't want my car to break down in

AKA A lot of Hurricane country. It's sad, a part of the country that has basically been screwed by the Republicans repeatedly and then every 4 years gets whipped in a frenzy by Rove nonsense about abortion and gay marriage so they can get screwed a bit more.

I'm very surprised.  Utah, Idaho, Montana, Eastern Washington and Wyoming are *very* anti gay marriage and anti abortion so I don't think that explains it.  Also, mccain is a "western states republican" whereas bush was a "southern states republican." 

I wonder if race was an issue for people in that southern part of the country?
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« Reply #1067 on: November 06, 2008, 03:04:55 PM »
What a daring proposition.

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« Reply #1068 on: November 06, 2008, 03:21:29 PM »
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And interviewing a hologram? How cool was that? As the great Canadian director Guy Maddin just e-mailed me: "Even Will.I.Am appeared confused tonight when Anderson told him he was a hologram. It's only going to get better with future elections -- the best reason reason to live to 106!"

I love the fact that Ebert and Maddin were just as excited about the holograms as the rest of the nation.

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« Reply #1069 on: November 06, 2008, 03:29:20 PM »
Wow, Ebert's post is pretty amusing!  And I do think the CNN holograms are a mild national emergency.  Sort of like the discovery of alien lifeforms amongst us.  OH DAMN, A HOLOGRAM!!

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« Reply #1070 on: November 06, 2008, 03:34:08 PM »
With another VP, I think McCain would have won Indiana, Virginia and North Carolina and who knows what might have happened in other battleground states. A lot of Neo-cons are looking at this as a death blow and I do hope the party gets back to classic conservatism, but things might have been a lot different with another VP... neo-conservatism is still very strong IMO.

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« Reply #1071 on: November 06, 2008, 03:57:24 PM »
Newsweek just posted a further description of the "towel incident" (to be said [or not] with Olbermann-like relish).

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At the convention in St. Paul, Palin was completely unfazed by the boys'-club fraternity she had just joined. One night, Schmidt and Salter went to her hotel room to brief her. After a minute, Palin sailed into the room wearing nothing but a towel, with another on her wet hair. She told them to chat with her laconic husband, Todd. "I'll be just a minute," she said. Salter tried to strike up a conversation. He knew that Todd was half native Alaskan and a championship snow-machine racer.

"So what's the difference between a snowmobile and a snow machine, anyway?" Salter asked. "They're the same thing," Todd replied. "Right, so why not call it a snowmobile?" Salter joshed. "Because it's a snow machine," came the reply.

Later, Schmidt and Salter went outside so that Salter could have a cigarette. "So how about the Eskimo? Is he on the level?" Schmidt asked. Salter just shrugged and took another drag.


"Because it's a snow machine.  Why?"

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« Reply #1072 on: November 06, 2008, 03:58:59 PM »
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her laconic husband, Todd

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« Reply #1073 on: November 06, 2008, 04:19:06 PM »
The dirt coming out about the McCain campaign is hilarious and terrifying considering this level of undisciplined chaos and incompetence came as close to power as it did.

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« Reply #1074 on: November 06, 2008, 04:47:20 PM »
The dirt coming out about the McCain campaign is hilarious and terrifying considering this level of undisciplined chaos and incompetence came as close to power as it did.


True. Who knows what could have happened if a corrupt and incompetent administration took over the White House!

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« Reply #1075 on: November 06, 2008, 05:18:19 PM »
The dirt coming out about the McCain campaign is hilarious and terrifying considering this level of undisciplined chaos and incompetence came as close to power as it did.


True. Who knows what could have happened if a corrupt and incompetent administration took over the White House!

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« Reply #1076 on: November 06, 2008, 05:22:20 PM »
I'm totally buying this issue of Newsweek when it comes out.


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« Reply #1077 on: November 06, 2008, 05:34:19 PM »
The book(s) about the McCain/Palin campaign will be absolutely spectacular. It'll be like the last couple chapters of every "massive success followed by hubris" biography, only it'll be 500 pages of "here's where it went wrong" instead of the last 80. Like Easy Riders, Raging Bulls if it was entirely about 'The Last Movie' and 'Sorceror'.
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« Reply #1078 on: November 06, 2008, 05:47:00 PM »
I would point out that Arkansas, Tennessee and especially Oklahoma are only kind of Southern.  For the most part, the Southeastern states did right in this election, considering where they were 30, 20 and even 4 years ago.  Virginia, Florida and North Carolina for Obama.  Mary Landrieu in Louisiana.  New Democratic Senators in Virginia and North Carolina.

Having grown up with Jesse Helms as my Senator, I couldn't be prouder of my state, which just turned out the reprehensible Elizabeth Dole, electing a woman in her place; elected it's first female governor ever; and casting its electoral votes for a black man for President.

I don't want to hear anyone talking about Klan meetings in North Carolina.  We represented strong.
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« Reply #1079 on: November 06, 2008, 07:10:59 PM »
I'm proud of North Carolina. Indiana too. Maybe we can even invite Indiana back into the Midwest again.  :)