Tuesday, March 4, 2008

something funny to round out this stressful election evening

it really was nailbiting, as they said... i looked down at my hands and i have like no nails left.

so... something to make us smile.

redneck mansion


good night.

japanese people love obama

Obama to namesake town: Thanks for support

Staff writer


From Obama to Obama, thank you.

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, has sent the mayor of Obama, Fukui Prefecture, a letter of gratitude for the city's show of support, city officials said Tuesday.

"We share more than a common name; we share a common planet and common responsibilities," the Feb. 21 letter addressed to Mayor Toshio Murakami says. "I am touched by your friendly gesture, and I wish you all the best."

never mind, clinton wins texas!!!!!!!

and a good thing too...

Hillary campaign accuses Obama camp of vote suppression

Hillary Clinton's campaign has accused Barack Obama's camp of engaging in "outrageous" and "undemocratic" tactics during the voting in Texas, including locking her supporters out of caucuses.

The Obama camp denied the allegations as a "laughable" attempt to play down the state's caucuses, a political nominating exercise that has produced better results for their White House candidate in other states.

whew! looks like we narrowly missed a big legal bruhaha.

texas primary delegate breakdown by senate district

for you election-obsessed folks out there... visit this site to see up to the minute texas primary delegate breakdown by senate district.

kos explains the benefit of a long drawn out democratic primary race

Why the contested Dem primary is good

by kos

Tue Mar 04, 2008 at 09:02:21 PM PST

"Notice how John McCain won the nomination tonight, and yet he's gotten scant attention?

"I'm sure he'll get plenty of coverage tomorrow as he embraces George Bush and gets that coveted endorsement from Mr. 19%. But that'll be good for us."

via dailykos

while huckabee is scary, he gives good concession

this is honestly one of the most honorable and uplifting concession speeches i've ever heard.

though his frightening wife at his side and his constant biblical reference are a bit disturbing... its nice to see that he is a true "christian" in that he truly seems to care about the poor and taking care of people... but you know. therein lies THAT paradox.

video here

(i'll post the youtube one when it appears)

"critical tuesday" or "votr"

the mediaheads are calling tonight's primaries "critical tuesday" (always with the fancy names: super duper tuesday, the potomac primaries). they're also calling it "VOTR" - vermont, ohio, texas and rhode island (the 4 states that participated in today's election).

very clever...


the mediaheads on cnn and msbc tonight keep repeating this: "well, clinton keeps changing the goalposts" - as they snigger disrespectfully. fuckers.

but isn't it the damn media who's changing the goalposts? earlier today they kept saying "clinton has to win texas and ohio to have any hope of staying in the race," and now that she has just won ohio and is slightly ahead in texas, they're saying things like: "well, arent a lot of people going to say that she didnt really this isnt really a victory... after all, not so long ago clinton was ahead 20 points in those states..." they have said "not so long ago" about 5 times in the last 30 mins.

they drive me nuts. i love keith olbermann but i cant watch msnbc coverage of the democratic election anymore because olbermann is so obviously derisive towards clinton and biased towards obama.

he's only supposed to be biased towards the republicans! ;)

time for clinton's victory speech in ohio.