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2012-11-06 04:25:06 PM  

NeverDrunk23: DamnYankees: GardenWeasel: CNN exit polls coming up

I believe any exit poll released before 5 PM is bullshiat. They aren't allowed to release them before then (either by law or contract, I forget).

Probably the safest bet is to take any results before 8:30 with a grain of salt.


i'm willing to call Texas, Idaho, Utah and Mississippi for Romney right now.

Waiting to call certain states is pointless.
 
2012-11-06 04:25:11 PM  

Carth: Why didn't Romney buy a house in a state he was competitive? It always looks lame when a candidate can't win their home state.


You think Romney is going to move to a flyover state or the deep south? Really?

The guy is f*cking loaded. He's going to live on the coast.
 
2012-11-06 04:25:14 PM  

Flab: almandot: Flab: Fear_and_Loathing: Minarets: almandot: 2 hours until a state's polls finally close!

NPR just reported that the networks agreed not to call any states until polls close on the West coast at 11 est.

That would be normal, then they will all fudge it.

Just watch Chris Matthews or Brit Hume's mood and you'll know.

Stuff'll leak online and then one tv personality will want to be the guy to scoop it and then they'll all jump overboard on it. There's a difference between waiting to announce things that are very close to try and gather more data and being anal about it and saying NO RESULTS UNTIL POLLS IN HAWAII ARE CLOSED!

Yet somehow our Canadian network hosts all manage to behave. They have called elections at 08:00:01pm when the polls closed in the Eastern time zone, just based on the voting in the Atlantic provinces. The announcers were giddy for the 10 minutes before that, and as soon as they were legally allowed to mention vote results. BAM! "The CBC announces at 08:00:01pm, if the trend continues, that the next government will be a ... government"

No false starts like Wolf with the killing of Bin Laden, last year.


Wolf was great during that. "I'm Mr. God news reported and omg if the report's that my sources are telling me are true this is huge but I'm NOT going to divulge it no siree nope nope nope. ermohshiat osama's dead and i knew it all along!"
 
2012-11-06 04:25:19 PM  

sonnyboy11: Carth: sonnyboy11: Done! Even though CA is going to the Dems regardless, it still felt great punching the hole for Taxbingo/Uncle Joe. Will be interesting to see how some of these props here in CA shake out too.

Did the blanket primary system affect your local races? What did you think of the system?

I don't think it had much impact on the local races in my district.


It did in mine. For the first time I can recall, Kevin McCarthy (our House rep) has a challenger.
 
2012-11-06 04:25:31 PM  

Weaver95: ShawnDoc: Weaver95: it's freaking WEIRD tho. we're pushing the vote hard core and have been all week, but most especially today of all days. And the GOP just...isn't there. like...at all. total ghost town. or full out retreat, if that suits you better.

I figured the Republicans would have put forth at least a token effort.

Aren't there at least some local/state races that they'd be trying to influence, even if they've given up on Romney?

we haven't seen the GOP out there AT ALL, not in central Pa.


That's because they're all out here visiting their diehard fans in suburban Philly. I haven't seen one Obama sign here. Chester County seems to be the Republican stronghold of Pennsylvania.
 
2012-11-06 04:25:39 PM  
Voted. Filled out the whole ballot. I even voted Yes on a micro tax increase for early Pre-K (it amounts to a $7 a year increase which is nothing, education matters.)
No (R)'s got my vote this time.
 
2012-11-06 04:25:59 PM  

ducklord666:


Nerd win.

I heart ducklord666
 
2012-11-06 04:26:08 PM  

robsul82: Rwa2play: DamnYankees: robsul82: Obama wins 2008, MSNBC fills their pants.

Maybe I'm sappy, but I like how Olbermann's voice breaks.

Me too; that was one moment that no one's ever going to forget in their lifetime.

/damn dust
//remember the video @ Grant Park when CNN called it
///epic, it was

Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.


Yeah, it was amazing to see how far we've come as a county. Then the derpstorm backlash came and it was amazing to see how far we still have to go.
 
2012-11-06 04:26:26 PM  

Carth: Why didn't Romney buy a house in a state he was competitive? It always looks lame when a candidate can't win their home state.


He has one in Utah. Does that count?

I have heard conflicting reports on early voting in Ohio, and particularly how the voting is going in Cuyahoga County. Anyone have any news?
 
2012-11-06 04:26:35 PM  

badLogic: AngryPoet: ILostMyPassword: badLogic: fruitloop: Any suggestions on whose coverage to watch tonight? I have a feeling all of them will suck, just trying to find whose will suck less.

I'm gonna watch Fox, as I want to Tivo the GOP meltdown for future enjoyment and possibly capture the first shots of the second Civil War.

If you want the real Derp tears I suggest the Tea Party News Network

Raise your hands if you are trolling these people....

I wish I could, but my work's websense server is sensibly blocking the chat box.


they do not have a lot of chat going on....and now a "Where the white women at?" and nothing....I think they pulled the plug
 
2012-11-06 04:26:49 PM  

jasimo: If I lived in a state where I knew the ruling party was actively working to discourage voting by causing long lines and constricting early voting, I would wait in line as long as needed to vote, regardless of how long it took.


I worked the early shift today at the precinct in Detroit shilling for a local (democrat) campaign and this was the attitude we were seeing. I was the only white face anywhere near the polling location, so I'm pretty sure the crowd was pro-Obama. The line was nearly 2 hours long but few were leaving. Whenever someone did leave that we had just seen walk in, one of the other campaign volunteers (all Democrat, the GOP has no ground presence in Michigan that I have seen) would point out that 'they' want the people to leave without voting and the person would usually go back and get in line again.
 
2012-11-06 04:26:50 PM  

magic_patch: Non-US Farker here. I hope you lot manage to avert the Rmoneypocalypse....but, say what you will....Ann Romney was a sweet bit of tail back in the day:

[i10.photobucket.com image 427x478]


Mitt was a handsome fella in his youth too. Still a scumbag.
 
2012-11-06 04:27:04 PM  
It was weird handing over a driver's Lic.  Then being told I looked like my father.  Approx. 11,500 voted at my polling place. Over a third of the town. .Apparently, swamp yankees are turning out the vote, or boat.
 
2012-11-06 04:27:16 PM  

DamnYankees: NeverDrunk23: DamnYankees: GardenWeasel: CNN exit polls coming up

I believe any exit poll released before 5 PM is bullshiat. They aren't allowed to release them before then (either by law or contract, I forget).

Probably the safest bet is to take any results before 8:30 with a grain of salt.

Well, we get real results starting at 7 when the polls close in NH, NC and VA.


North Carolina is 7:30, New Hampshire is 8. There should be some Florida results coming in too though not all polls close until 8.
 
2012-11-06 04:27:21 PM  

robsul82: Rwa2play: DamnYankees: robsul82: Obama wins 2008, MSNBC fills their pants.

Maybe I'm sappy, but I like how Olbermann's voice breaks.

Me too; that was one moment that no one's ever going to forget in their lifetime.

/damn dust
//remember the video @ Grant Park when CNN called it
///epic, it was

Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.


I made it through the announcement OK, but the dust got really thick during his acceptance speech.
 
2012-11-06 04:27:49 PM  
Not sure why this speech they're showing on CSPAN about the history of instituting the electoral college is so intriguing to me right now :P But it's on. Maybe I'll play some more Assassin's Creed 3 in a bit and shoot down George Washington a few times.
 
2012-11-06 04:27:55 PM  

fenianfark: Sasquatchuan: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

This is disturbing, even for Fark

Anti_illuminati: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Dude. Seriously.

Car_Ramrod: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Oh... oh god... that's so creepy. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!

I'm not sure if I should be proud of those responses or ashamed.


Proudly ashamed.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 04:27:56 PM  
www.wikirevistes.org

you asked for it with the dancing obamie thing..
 
2012-11-06 04:28:10 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Corvus: You seem to not able to focus (I notice this with a lot of crazy people). Do Mitt Romney and Obama have the same stance on those issues or not?

It doesn't matter a hooting hell what either of their "stance on those issues" may be.

The closest thing to any sort of real elected power in DC is the US Senate (House of Lords). Take a look at how the Senate votes - kind of blows your party-centric view of politics out of the water. The Senate is the House for rich people. Your Congressman makes a great show of fighting for you, your Senator kills it and you continue to throat that Koch.

Tools.

Blade Runner World in 20 years


Then why not vote for the one of the 2 primary party candidates then if it doesn't matter?'

You're either insane or a troll. You keep switching what you say and unable to answer any question posed to you. Or stay on any subject.
 
2012-11-06 04:28:15 PM  

Blargosaurus: Robo Beat: I sent in my absentee ballot weeks ago. Under Federal law, expatriates vote as if they were still resident in the last place in the States they lived. I get to vote in Ohio, but I don't actually have to live there. Best of both worlds.

/gobama

I voted as a Wisconsin resident from New Zealand a few weeks ago. The best part is, I don't have to put up with the ads and robocalls.


Same here, but from Canada, I still have to deal with derptasic relatives though
 
2012-11-06 04:28:19 PM  

DamnYankees: NeverDrunk23: DamnYankees: GardenWeasel: CNN exit polls coming up

I believe any exit poll released before 5 PM is bullshiat. They aren't allowed to release them before then (either by law or contract, I forget).

Probably the safest bet is to take any results before 8:30 with a grain of salt.

Well, we get real results starting at 7 when the polls close in NH, NC and VA.


Oh, my mistake. Thought they all closed at 8.
 
2012-11-06 04:28:32 PM  

12349876: DamnYankees: NeverDrunk23: DamnYankees: GardenWeasel: CNN exit polls coming up

I believe any exit poll released before 5 PM is bullshiat. They aren't allowed to release them before then (either by law or contract, I forget).

Probably the safest bet is to take any results before 8:30 with a grain of salt.

Well, we get real results starting at 7 when the polls close in NH, NC and VA.

North Carolina is 7:30, New Hampshire is 8. There should be some Florida results coming in too though not all polls close until 8.


Ohio closes at 730 too right?
 
2012-11-06 04:28:43 PM  

12349876: North Carolina is 7:30, New Hampshire is 8. There should be some Florida results coming in too though not all polls close until 8.


Florida, whatever. There's no way we're going to know who won their tonight, IMO, and I think its unlikely that both Romney and Obama would be under 270 with only Florida unknown.
 
2012-11-06 04:28:52 PM  
Closing in on the 2000 mark, heading for the evening thread - who will be the magic 2000th afternoon post?
 
2012-11-06 04:29:08 PM  

DamnYankees: robsul82: Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.

I also love the video at Ebenezer Baptist. They go nuts, like Aaron Boone's walkoff-style.


The one at Morehouse was damn awesome, the campus goes crazy when it's called. Then Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" starts playing over the PA system and the whole campus sings along.

Farking. Awesome.

/Wants to hear Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" played somewhere when Obama wins.
 
2012-11-06 04:29:15 PM  

nyrkah1: Mitt Romneys Tax Return: nyrkah1: Tonight's my 20th wedding anniversary. Do I watch election coverage and disappoint my wife?

Depends. Is she going to disappoint you or are you getting an anniversary blowie?

/ Blowie > Election Results on TV

It's been 20 years. I'd be lucky if it was an outside the pants handie.


My 20 year anniversary is tomorrow!

Sounds like you married my wife... LOL
 
2012-11-06 04:29:19 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: Weaver95: ShawnDoc: Weaver95: it's freaking WEIRD tho. we're pushing the vote hard core and have been all week, but most especially today of all days. And the GOP just...isn't there. like...at all. total ghost town. or full out retreat, if that suits you better.

I figured the Republicans would have put forth at least a token effort.

Aren't there at least some local/state races that they'd be trying to influence, even if they've given up on Romney?

we haven't seen the GOP out there AT ALL, not in central Pa.

That's because they're all out here visiting their diehard fans in suburban Philly. I haven't seen one Obama sign here. Chester County seems to be the Republican stronghold of Pennsylvania.


if so, then they're gonna lose.
 
2012-11-06 04:29:40 PM  

DamnYankees: robsul82: Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.

I also love the video at Ebenezer Baptist. They go nuts, like Aaron Boone's walkoff-style.


Thanks for mentioning that, hadn't seen it before. Beautiful.
 
2012-11-06 04:29:43 PM  

NobleHam: magic_patch: Non-US Farker here. I hope you lot manage to avert the Rmoneypocalypse....but, say what you will....Ann Romney was a sweet bit of tail back in the day:

[i10.photobucket.com image 427x478]

Mitt was a handsome fella in his youth too. Still a scumbag.


*nods sagely*
 
2012-11-06 04:29:55 PM  

Carth: 12349876: DamnYankees: NeverDrunk23: DamnYankees: GardenWeasel: CNN exit polls coming up

I believe any exit poll released before 5 PM is bullshiat. They aren't allowed to release them before then (either by law or contract, I forget).

Probably the safest bet is to take any results before 8:30 with a grain of salt.

Well, we get real results starting at 7 when the polls close in NH, NC and VA.

North Carolina is 7:30, New Hampshire is 8. There should be some Florida results coming in too though not all polls close until 8.

Ohio closes at 730 too right?


Yep. Here's a list of all the states closing times.

Link
 
2012-11-06 04:30:09 PM  

robsul82: Babawawa calls '76 for Carter. Hawaii puts him over the top.

NBC News calls '80 for Reagan at 8:15 eastern.

Brinkley and Jennings call '84 for Reagan when Michigan makes the scoreboard 274-3.

Dan Rather calls '88 for OG George Bush. Missouri gives G-Herb the White House.

Peter Jennings calls '92 for Clinton. Ohio puts the Big Dog in office.

CNN miscounts the electoral votes and doesn't realize Clinton's won a second term for 15 minutes. Eh, it was that kind of year.

Dan Rather calls Florida for Gore in 2000.

Dan Rather pulls Florida back.

Tom Brokaw calls Florida for Bush and with it the White House.

For some reason there's no videos calling 2004 for Bush, hmm.

Obama wins 2008, MSNBC fills their pants.

Obama wins 2008, Fox News also fills their pants. Brit Hume is extra morose at calling California to push Barack over the top.


That's a nifty collection, thanks.
 
2012-11-06 04:30:10 PM  
Wolf is busy fellating the GOP as usual.
 
2012-11-06 04:30:18 PM  

TheMysticS: ducklord666:

Nerd win.

I heart ducklord666


Aw, shucks.
 
2012-11-06 04:30:21 PM  
media10.washingtonpost.com
 
2012-11-06 04:30:32 PM  
John Cleese @JohnCleese

Presidential election today when we finally find out just how batty America is...
 
2012-11-06 04:30:45 PM  
Just got back from giving Obama one of his 5 votes in Oklahoma.

Now I'm trying to focus on voting out a kidney stone.
Thank you, medical science, for this pain medication.

/there was also a vote for repealing affirmative action and also another vote for dissolving departments of human services. SOCIALISM!
 
2012-11-06 04:30:52 PM  

GoldSpider: PA is still a fairly safe Obama state, so I'll probably make a statement vote for Johnson.

/huh huh "johnson".


Ehhhhhhh, just to be safe, vote Obama. Pretty please.
 
2012-11-06 04:31:05 PM  

ILostMyPassword: AngryPoet: ILostMyPassword: badLogic: fruitloop: Any suggestions on whose coverage to watch tonight? I have a feeling all of them will suck, just trying to find whose will suck less.

I'm gonna watch Fox, as I want to Tivo the GOP meltdown for future enjoyment and possibly capture the first shots of the second Civil War.

If you want the real Derp tears I suggest the Tea Party News Network



Raise your hands if you are trolling these people....

I'm sorry I didn't post it earlier, when I first found it they were interviewing Grover Norquist, and playing "Losing My Religion during the break."



A lot of them will be having a come to Jesus meeting later to night so it is apropos....
 
2012-11-06 04:31:10 PM  
fenianfark: mainstreet62: fenianfark: Sasquatchuan: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

This is disturbing, even for Fark

Anti_illuminati: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Dude. Seriously.

Car_Ramrod: fenianfark: [i47.photobucket.com image 480x720]

Oh... oh god... that's so creepy. WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!

I'm not sure if I should be proud of those responses or ashamed.

I didn't want to comment on your picture because I found it really, REALLY foul, but I would be proud. Most people have seen all kinds of nasty shiat on the internet.

Right on. I saw it on a friend's FB page, so I can't claim credit for such a masterpiece.


I salute you on your yoink!
 
2012-11-06 04:31:12 PM  

Mitt Romneys Tax Return: robsul82: Rwa2play: DamnYankees: robsul82: Obama wins 2008, MSNBC fills their pants.

Maybe I'm sappy, but I like how Olbermann's voice breaks.

Me too; that was one moment that no one's ever going to forget in their lifetime.

/damn dust
//remember the video @ Grant Park when CNN called it
///epic, it was

Admittedly, it was VERY dusty when I saw Obama declared the winner in '08. Mmhmm.

I made it through the announcement OK, but the dust got really thick during his acceptance speech.


This is the one that really got me-
www.mediabistro.com
 
2012-11-06 04:31:18 PM  

Coelacanth: John Cleese @JohnCleese

Presidential election today when we finally find out just how batty America is...


Was John Cleese asleep in 2004?
 
2012-11-06 04:31:19 PM  
For a while I thought you'd have to be brain-dead to be an undecided voter after all the information that was being put out there regarding our presidential election. However, last night I looked in the mirror and realized that I was, in fact, one of those wishy-washy undecideds.

The thing is, I wasn't undecided between President Obama and Governor Romney. Despite only having ever affiliated myself with the Republican Party, I am now a proud "decline to state", and am disgusted at how extreme the GOP has taken not just their own party, but also the national dialectic and the world by hostage.

Couple that with Romney's brazen flurry of lies to the face of the nation, there is no way I could vote for a Republican in this election.

But what about those third parties? I like the Greens, though I don't think they take into account how difficult their policies would be for most low and middle income Americans in the short run. In the long run, we as a nation need to take our medicine, but if Jimmy Carter showed us anything 30 years ago, its that we don't want to take it and aren't willing to pay the short term economic cost associated with retooling and refocusing our economy to sustainability.

And the Libertarians, man, they sure have a beautiful rhetorical edge compared to the other parties, and exemplify all of the purity in political thought that drew me to the Republican party in the first place by emphasizing personal responsibility and meritocracy. But the way the economy is stacked right now, I just don't think its feasible to remove the regulatory referees, or to flatten the tax code. The big corporations that already dominate the international political and economic system would just run hog wild and squish all the little guys.

So despite really wanting to cast a protest vote for Jill Stein or Gary Johnson, I voted for President Obama. Even though as a Californian, my Electoral Vote goes to him no matter what, he deserves it. Our President faced blatant contemptuous obstructionism from the GOP for 4 years and has accomplished an astonishing amount of executive and legislative achievements despite that, by compromising even when many would have preferred he stood his ground. He's a solid president, capable of critical thought, nuance, gravitas, humor, and appropriate resolve in the face of crisis. Even though I'm not a fan of his drone or NDAA stance, or failing to close Guantanamo, or deliver a public option, or stick to his state rights policy on drug enforcement, he really is as good a politician as we have in the 21st century.

And I'm proud to give him my vote.
 
2012-11-06 04:31:21 PM  

undernova: Closing in on the 2000 mark, heading for the evening thread - who will be the magic 2000th afternoon post?


ur mom
 
2012-11-06 04:31:56 PM  

magic_patch: Non-US Farker here. I hope you lot manage to avert the Rmoneypocalypse....but, say what you will....Ann Romney was a sweet bit of tail back in the day:

[i10.photobucket.com image 427x478]


Do you realize how old having to pull your dick through your boxers every time you have sex with her would get? Or the fact she'd make you sit down while you pee? Ok, maybe not that one, but you can see where I'm heading with this cold flat piece of lumber in the sack.
 
2012-11-06 04:32:18 PM  

bdub77: Wolf is busy fellating the GOP as usual.


Blitzer has no opinions, he just reads whatever is put on the prompter in front of him.
 
2012-11-06 04:32:21 PM  

NeverDrunk23: Oh, my mistake. Thought they all closed at 8.


Nope, they all have different times within the range of 6-9 local.
 
2012-11-06 04:32:23 PM  
Let's hope it doesn't come down to Florida. Nate's current projection on who will win Florida-exactly 50-50.
 
2012-11-06 04:32:25 PM  

magic_patch: Non-US Farker here. I hope you lot manage to avert the Rmoneypocalypse....but, say what you will....Ann Romney was a sweet bit of tail back in the day:

[i10.photobucket.com image 427x478]


There's no way she's wearing her magic underwear under that sleeveless dress.
 
2012-11-06 04:32:27 PM  

d23: [www.wikirevistes.org image 163x266]

you asked for it with the dancing obamie thing..


I didn't ask for it, but I'll take it :)
 
2012-11-06 04:32:43 PM  

meat0918: Is Reince Preibus always drunk?



Well, he is a Wisconsinite.
 
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