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(The Daily Caller)   Obama has won Arizona with 99% of precincts reporting   (dailycaller.com) divider line 79
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2012-10-22 11:02:57 AM

zappaisfrank: You're right, because if Romney doesn't pull it off, they'll blame it on Obama!


Which President Obama has already proven to be a winning strategy, considering he's spent his 4 years blaming his predecessor and still has the support of his party. If Romney wins and things don't turn around he'll be saying some of the exact same things that Obama is saying now, "We didn't realize how deep the hole was," and so on. Republicans will buy that just as much as the democrats are buying it from Obama. The only difference will be that the vast majority of people who believe it when Obama says it won't believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it, and the vast majority of people who don't believe it now when Obama is saying it will believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it.
 
2012-10-22 11:15:10 AM
The handwriting is on the wall. The fix is in. Someone let the cat out of the bag. Business as usual,
 
2012-10-22 11:19:18 AM

oryx: The handwriting is on the wall. The fix is in. Someone let the cat out of the bag. Business as usual,


Someone left the cake out in the rain.
 
2012-10-22 11:19:49 AM

runin800m: zappaisfrank: You're right, because if Romney doesn't pull it off, they'll blame it on Obama!

Which President Obama has already proven to be a winning strategy, considering he's spent his 4 years blaming his predecessor and still has the support of his party. If Romney wins and things don't turn around he'll be saying some of the exact same things that Obama is saying now, "We didn't realize how deep the hole was," and so on. Republicans will buy that just as much as the democrats are buying it from Obama. The only difference will be that the vast majority of people who believe it when Obama says it won't believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it, and the vast majority of people who don't believe it now when Obama is saying it will believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it.


Yeah. That's it. The reason the Republican-majority house has done (almost) nothing to help the economy is because Obama's been busy complaining about Bush.
 
2012-10-22 11:21:55 AM

runin800m: zappaisfrank: You're right, because if Romney doesn't pull it off, they'll blame it on Obama!

Which President Obama has already proven to be a winning strategy, considering he's spent his 4 years blaming his predecessor and still has the support of his party. If Romney wins and things don't turn around he'll be saying some of the exact same things that Obama is saying now, "We didn't realize how deep the hole was," and so on. Republicans will buy that just as much as the democrats are buying it from Obama. The only difference will be that the vast majority of people who believe it when Obama says it won't believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it, and the vast majority of people who don't believe it now when Obama is saying it will believe it if/when Romney, hypothetically, says it.


The same way Bush blamed Clinton, Reagan blamed Carter? The way presidents have been (more-or-less accurately, FWIW) doing it since the dawn of the country?

Do people seriously not believe that events that happen earlier in time have consequences that persist even though management changes?
 
2012-10-22 11:27:51 AM

sprawl15: oryx: The handwriting is on the wall. The fix is in. Someone let the cat out of the bag. Business as usual,

Someone left the cake out in the rain.


I don't think I can take it.
 
2012-10-22 11:32:46 AM

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: I already had one moron friend post this on my facebook feed as "evidence" the fix was in this morning...


You really should try to have fewer "moron friends." I managed it by staying the hell off Facebook. Apparently I am one of only twelve people left in the world without Facebook accounts. But I know a lot fewer morons that way, including many of my younger relatives.
 
2012-10-22 11:58:08 AM

Mrtraveler01: sprawl15: oryx: The handwriting is on the wall. The fix is in. Someone let the cat out of the bag. Business as usual,

Someone left the cake out in the rain.

I don't think I can take it.


I have a copy of the recipe if you need it.
 
2012-10-22 12:02:43 PM

wippit: geek_mars:
/wanted to do "that ain't no guess, that's what it's going to be" from Waterboy, but my GIS-fu is weak this morning.

You should've keep looking, you get some nice finds out there....

[i.qkme.me image 512x288]


I lol'd.
 
2012-10-22 12:06:07 PM

JusticeandIndependence: The comments from the article made me sad


They truly are first-class crazy/stupid. After seeing that I've decided that our very own conservatrolls need to improve, because those people outclass them at every turn without even trying.
 
2012-10-22 12:14:52 PM
Chicago politics

No surprise
 
2012-10-22 12:15:34 PM
I was a Chyron operator for a news station for three years. Election time was always the worst. The only way to get through the night without strangling the on-air "talent" was to build all the graphics way in advance. This also entails putting in dummy info that gets replaced when the real numbers come in and making extra blank templates for when the anchor decides to start comparing apples to oranges at the last minute. Sounds to me like somebody was checking their template positions and got spotted. Total non-story.

I know. Cool story.
 
2012-10-22 12:21:59 PM
When is the recount?  Halloween?
 
2012-10-22 12:32:48 PM
I don't know what's dumber, thinking that some local affiliate in AZ is let in on a grand election fraud involving the president or thinking that a third party candidate is going to get 17% of the popular vote, even in a rigged election.
 
2012-10-22 12:44:18 PM

bulldg4life: Where did the other 17% of the national vote go?


RON PAUL!
 
2012-10-22 01:06:00 PM

indylaw: Mayhem of the Black Underclass: indylaw: TtwoT • 13 hours ago • parent −
You are 100% correct. Just the idea that someone invested the time to key in the data for the graphic to appear on the screen is troubling. Was the person just trying out the option? Were they building the actual view that they planned on showing the night of November 6th? This is really, really disturbing.

Had it been the other way around - the graphic showing that Romney was ahead of Obama would still make me feel dishonored. Is this what our country has come to? The only way to win or achieve is through manipulation? Sad, very sad.

Yes, the fact that someone took 60 seconds to type in some random numbers in a spreadsheet is deeply, deeply troubling. SOMEBODY HOLD AN INVESTIGATION.

Actually, I thought it was probably a station intern, unfamiliar with the ticker, learning how to use the software, and the buttons, probably being difficult to read or not clearly labelled (like those bathroom signs at theme restaurants) pressed flush instead of dump and the numbers went live.

You might want to check your sarcasmotron. The irony capacitor is on the fritz.


I wasn't replying to the "INVESTIGATION" element of your comment as much as I was responding to the "spreadsheet" portion. I was speculating that it was either new crawl software or a new employee. That's all.
 
2012-10-22 01:28:37 PM

zappaisfrank: In a way, I hope Romney wins..because when he doesn't magically turn everything into sunshine, lollipops and rainbows and actually makes things worse than they already are, the GOP won't win another Presidential election for the next couple of decades.


Don't worry, the GOP only has one or two more presidential elections anyways. The boomers are starting to die off. Something like 47% of young people (I forget the age.. under 18 maybe?) are non-whites. While I don't necessarily think that the Republican agenda is anti-minority, they have historically done poorly in those demographics. In order for the Republican party to remain relevant they're going to have to drop an awful lot of the social conservatism stuff. We'll see how the fiscal conservatism works out also, imho like it or not single payer health care is a 'when' not an 'if'. There might still be a (relevant) Republican party, but it won't resemble the party of today.
 
2012-10-22 01:50:10 PM

Lionel Mandrake: propasaurus: TheManofPA: Man, if those are the real numbers, someone from the Time Agency is getting has will have gotten will have been getting their ass suspended

FTFY

 
2012-10-22 01:51:26 PM

mksmith: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: I already had one moron friend post this on my facebook feed as "evidence" the fix was in this morning...

You really should try to have fewer "moron friends." I managed it by staying the hell off Facebook. Apparently I am one of only twelve people left in the world without Facebook accounts. But I know a lot fewer morons that way, including many of my younger relatives.


We're like apostles. Only instead of giving up our families and friends, we ... wait.


Yeah. We're... just like the apostles. Hot damn. I'll bring the fishes if you got the loaves. It's a party up ins.
 
2012-10-22 03:13:42 PM

BeesNuts: Lionel Mandrake: propasaurus: TheManofPA: Man, if those are the real numbers, someone from the Time Agency is getting has will have gotten will have been getting their ass suspended

FTFY


I wish I would have traveled ahead to see how great this thread was before I posted that

Then I would have went back and posted it

Or Did I?
 
2012-10-22 03:23:53 PM

bulldg4life: Where did the other 17% of the national vote go?

TheSelphie: RON PAUL

Lando Lincoln: RON PAUL!


If more than 12.5 percent of the AZ vote goes to any one third party candidate, I will again buy a hat and eat it.

imontheinternet: I don't know what's dumber, thinking that some local affiliate in AZ is let in on a grand election fraud involving the president or thinking that a third party candidate is going to get 17% of the popular vote, even in a rigged election.


Might be doable with multiple third party candidates, between the Green, Libertarian, and Constitution parties, plus "Ron Paul!!!" write-ins (counting all the varying numbers of exclamation points). I'd think it more likely in Colorado; however, I won't bet a hat against it happening in AZ.
 
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2012-10-22 05:09:06 PM
We almost had two herp spin wagon rides today. Some overzealous staffer must have forgotten we'd already gotten our DailyCaller link for today.
 
2012-10-22 05:09:40 PM
It was likely Gerrold. He's always trying to get back at Wallace and Ladmo!!!!
 
2012-10-22 05:31:42 PM

JusticeandIndependence: The comments from the article made me sad


I tried to reason, and while I got some sane replies, I think the cause is lost.
 
2012-10-22 05:35:40 PM

DubyaHater: blackminded: Uh, time out one second.

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^ The fark is this? 

/threadjack

You obviously didn't hear about the article on Breitbart today


People other than Fark Admins read Breitbart?
 
2012-10-22 05:40:15 PM

geek_mars: FTFA: "For 17 seconds, Phoenix, Arizona CBS News affiliate KPHO ran a lower third graphic that showed that Obama had won the Nov. 6 election over Gov. Mitt Romney with 99% of the precincts reporting. The lower third graphic appeared around 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, during an episode of "The People's Court."

So, it was seen by tens of people?


Definitely tens.
 
2012-10-22 05:43:06 PM

blackminded: Uh, time out one second.

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^ The fark is this? 

/threadjack


She probably funded a Boys and Girls club that had a kid in it that happens to be Muslim.
 
2012-10-22 06:23:16 PM

John the Magnificent: Mrtraveler01: sprawl15: oryx: The handwriting is on the wall. The fix is in. Someone let the cat out of the bag. Business as usual,

Someone left the cake out in the rain.

I don't think I can take it.

I have a copy of the recipe if you need it.


You can't have your cake and eat it too.
 
2012-10-22 08:40:08 PM
Hmm, maybe that Diebold vote rigging stuff isn't Warrgarbll
 
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