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evening all

President Barack Obama says goodbye to students lining a second floor hallway at the Yeadon Regional Head Start Center in Yeadon, Pa., Nov. 8, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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ABC: President Obama holds leads over the top three Republican presidential candidates in a new national poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision, with the president enjoying far wider advantages among Latino voters, an area of strength that could ultimately prove crucial come next year’s election.

…. Among registered voters nationwide, Obama holds the largest lead over Perry at 10 percent, with his edge over Romney at 9 percent. Cain, meanwhile, is within 6 percent of the president.

Among registered Latino voters in the 21 most Latino-heavy states, Obama’s advantage is far greater, exceeding two-to-one margins in every case. The president is up 65 percent to 22 percent on Cain, 67 percent to 24 percent on Romney and 68 percent to 21 percent on Perry…..

More here

Thanks Hopefruit

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Pete Souza

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Greg Sargent: As you may have heard, Republicans on the supercommittee are privately offering Dems what they’re calling a big concession: They will agree to hundreds of billions in new revenues through an overhaul of the tax code in exchange for making the Bush tax cuts permanent.

A senior Senate Democratic aide directly familiar with the discussions tells me that as part of that tax rate overhaul, Republicans are also pushing to drop the highest end tax rate down to 28 percent.

Full post here

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ABC: Michelle Obama told high school students taking part in a mentoring program at Georgetown University on Tuesday that being married to the president can be scary at times, because he makes the family get out of its comfort zone.

The first lady urged students not to let fear guide them after a student asked about being worried about going away to college.

“I mean this is scary,” she said. “Shoot, being married to Barack Obama? He’s got big plans. He’s always pushing us beyond our comfort zones, and I’m dragged along going, ‘What’s he doing now? No, not this.'”

More here

Video of the First Lady’s speech here – thanks P and Lisa

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Marketwatch: Job openings at U.S. workplaces rose to 3.35 million in September – the highest level since August 2008 – from 3.13 million in August, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

Overall job openings rose 22% from the prior year, with private openings up 23% to 2.99 million. Meanwhile, government openings rose to 366,000 from 326,000.

More here

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Happiness is ….. when the very great Steve Benen links to a photo on TOD: woot! I know, I’m sad.

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178 Responses to “evening all”


  1. 1 TrumpDog
    November 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Wow. Michelle looks really nice in that picture.

  2. November 8, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Now our hero Steve Benen is on your case, too? AWESOME SAUCE.

  3. November 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The polls said that Ohio Issue 2 would be defeated handily — repealing Senate Bill 5, which drastically changed the state’s collective  bargaining law for public employees.

    So far, the polls appear to be correct: With only about 9,000 votes in, Issue 2 is failing by a 63 percent to 37 percent ratio.

    Still, it remains early in the evening and things could change.

    Here’s what Issue 2 is about: It is allowing voters decide whether to keep or repeal Senate Bill 5 – a historic rewrite of Ohio’s collective bargaining law, originally passed in 1983.

    http://mobile.cleveland.com/advcleve/pm_110260/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=aPcOf8kT

  4. November 8, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    About time! Let’s face it, your blog keeps is spirited, and keeps us inspired,uplifted,informed and familial. Guess we will have to genuflect soon,huh?! Keep em coming, no holds barred!

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

      Ah Lady Jazz, you’re lovely. And yes, I will certainly expect you to genuflect from now on……..

      ….when you see pics like this:


      :lol:

      • 27 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        Are you enlarging the picture, Chips? I swear it gets bigger every time you post it. Not that I’m complaining or anything….. :lol:

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

        Um, yeah! Sexy,suave and scrumptious as hell, with that genuine smile that crinkles his whole face!

          • 40 HZ
            November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

            Chipsticks, you are on a mega, mega, mega, mega roll tonight. Are you sure you didn’t start before I did with the sparkling glass before I popped mine. I love it. My laptop is beaming at me everything I open it now. Thanks to you, our wonderful Chipsticks.

            It is raining smiles here in my home. HZ

          • 41 Me4obama
            November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

            Everytime I see this shower picture, ChristMtl Mom comes to mind. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Chips that Wet Picture should be made a Morning and Night greeting everyday.

      • 42 P
        November 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

        Why do you keep on posting this pic :sarcasm: ? The first time you posted it I almost peed myself…….true story…..I got so weak I couldn’t walk to the washroom. I was in a state of shock :shock: I forgot how long I stared at that picture….just know it was a looooooooonnnnnnngggggggg time ;). I hadn’t been commenting for a while because I got a lot to do (exam time) but it seems like it’s an every night thing with this pic so I had to let you know what you’re doing to me. This is the kind of pic that can send an Obamabot in an ER. Just when you thought this man could not look any sexier……Michelle Obama hmmmmm you are sooooo damn lucky……that’s all I’m gonna say! Another night, another stare……the staring begins :P

      • 49 Olivia
        November 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

        Ladies, you know that if the WH is watching, FLOTUS’ office is probably watching, too. Which means we’re in a world of trouble!!! ;) Mrs. O, we mean no harm. But damn, he’s good-looking…

      • 50 Beauzeaux
        November 9, 2011 at 1:32 am

        I can’t get over how f&#king beautiful he is. And then I see Michelle and I can’t believe how spectacular she is…

        Splendid they are.

  5. 51 Linda
    November 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Wow, how often can you say that there is great news from Texas! Well, here I present to you this:

    Court will redraw Texas map in boon to Democrats

    Yes, remember how the Republicans re-drew the congressional map in Texas that the justice department found was inherently racist? Well, it won’t stand. The courts will instead redraw it…. and guess what:

    “This most likely means three additional Democratic seats in Texas,” said former congressman Martin Frost (D), a victim of the GOP’s last redistricting map. “The GOP overreached one time too often in Texas.”

    YES! This could mean that the Dems stand a better shot at retaking the house in 2012 because of TEXAS!

    I guess that Republican overreach has reached all the way over and grabbed them in the butt!

    Woot !

    • 52 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Excellent — damn GOP can’t help but overreach, they’re so hateful.

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm

        You know, for all the money that the Koch Bros. poured into the 2010 elections, and into state elections for the past 10 years, you think they could’ve found stooges who were, you know, GOOD at pushing their plans for an Evil Empire. Americans might take a while to wake up, but when they do they tend to change the world.

      • 55 HZ
        November 8, 2011 at 8:51 pm

        Excellent, Excellent , Linda . Thanks for this news. Will follow this one as well. We are moving on. Also look what is happening in Ohio. HZ

    • 56 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Wonderful news, Linda. We’re “taking our country back”!!! Ha ha ha.

    • 57 globalcitizenlinda
      November 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      the same issue is replaying in Ohio were we are collecting signatures to put the redistricting on the ballot.

      second alternative is that drawing the districts in Ohio could be done by the independent judges.

      political over-reach can backfire!

      • 58 HZ
        November 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

        Great globalcitizenlinda!!! Yes, political greed, “over-reaching” and trying to disregard the middle-class people of this nation will backfire on these people. We will stay focus and get the job done for the good of the middle-class working people..HZ

    • 59 a4alice
      November 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

      Wow! That’s great news! Cue the wail from my very Republican Texas in-laws in 3, – 2, – 1……….

    • 60 lovingandlaughing
      November 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      That is wonderful news! Thank you for posting Linda!

  6. 61 Linda
    November 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Kentucky Dem Governor won re-election……

  7. November 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Kentucky democratic governor wins re election in a landslide!

    • 68 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2011 at 7:59 pm

      Of course, crickets in the media. As I said, this whole Cain nonsense with the 5PM presser was just a distraction.

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

        Yes! But, they may win a few too!

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        Meanwhile, Ed Shultz is giving all the credit to the 99 ers! That is 3x he has mentioned them in 8 minutes!

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        That’s great news. Wonder how KYians elect rand paul on one hand and then reelect Beshear in a landslide. Odd people. :)

        Ok. Any other news ? What about the racist cum peaace’s election ?

      • November 8, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        Now, Rachel is saying the democratic base did not show up in 2010 because they were ignored, but now they are fighting back.
        Oh brother! Their is some serious problems with what she just said!

        • 75 HZ
          November 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

          Yes, that sent me reaching for the remote. She just will not listen sometimes. Rachel we know better. You all did not do your job either.

          When we do goodness to people with respect, God smiles upon us with grace and favor.HZ

        • 76 anniebella
          November 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

          Sometimes Rachel is okay, then there are times I can’t stand her. There was no reason for any Democrat to stay home in 2010. If they cared for this country they would have voted and no let the Tea-GOP get control of the house.

    • 78 Me4obama
      November 8, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      Ed show is on Fire. I like him in settings like this. Go OHIO

      • 79 PoliticalJunkessa
        November 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

        Yeah, this is his gift. He is really passionate about the middle class. He needs to stick to what he does best and leave the rest alone.

        • 80 theo67
          November 8, 2011 at 8:49 pm

          Sorry – not buying his passion. I was going to scroll on by and say nothing, but couldn’t. His “passion” is just his shtick. When he told the middle class to stay home in 2010, knowing what the consequences of that would be to the lives of real people, that was it for me. I’ll never give him credit for caring about the middle class after that,because there are people who have now been harmed because some people stayed home to teach the Democrats and President Obama a lesson.

          • 82 donna dem 4 obama
            November 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

            THIS …THIS

          • November 8, 2011 at 9:09 pm

            Rachel just boasted about the base staying home in 2010 because they were ignored! Sigh!

            • 84 COS
              November 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

              I heard that. Does she realize that they only hurt themselves; not PBO. If they had voted in 2010 for Dems, they would not be voting on collective bargaining tonight. Cutting off your nose to spite your face is stupid. I hope they learned a lesson.

              • November 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

                If it really would make a difference I would send the links showing how many times POTUS pleaded to them not to give the keys back. They were the ones who ignored the warning.
                How many times did big Ed tell people not to vote to show there anger for not getting a public option.

                These overpaid propaganda agents really make my skin crawl.

    • November 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Thank you for the link, Jovie. This should be very encouraging for Wisconsin and all the other gop oppressed states with the facist governors and legislature taking away workers’ rights.

  8. 88 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I love what Michelle said about PBO there. So inspiring. I remember reading about how he told the law firm that they worked at that he was taking Michelle with him when he left. It’s been a beautiful adventure ever since.

  9. 93 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Congrats, Chips, on yet another redirect from other sites and writers! You deserve it so much.

  10. 94 jacquelineoboomer
    November 8, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Sen. Sherrod Brown from Ohio is on The Ed Show. He’s so cute!

    Go, Ohio!

  11. November 8, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    I guess that “Hispanic outreach” ain’t working for the GOP:

    New Poll Puts Obama Far Ahead of GOP With Latino Voters

    CHICAGO – President Obama holds leads over the top three Republican presidential candidates in a new national poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision, with the president enjoying far wider advantages among Latino voters, an area of strength that could ultimately prove crucial come next year’s election.

    One year before Election Day 2012, the president leads GOP front-runners Herman Cain, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry with advantages that are outside the poll’s 3.1 percent margin for error, according to the poll results released today. Among registered voters nationwide, Obama holds the largest lead over Perry at 10 percent, with his edge over Romney at 9 percent. Cain, meanwhile, is within 6 percent of the president…

    Well what is it that Hispanic voters have against the GOP? Well I guess Marco Rubio as VP will change their minds /snark.

  12. 96 Me4obama
    November 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    The mayor of Columbus OH reelected. Yes GO OH

  13. 97 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    All these same talking heads — I’m trying to watch the Ed Show to see election results, but damn, why do I have to see Rachel or Michael Steele — these same ol’ pundits all the time, talking amongst themselves. Ugh.

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:20 pm

      I know! I was thinking the same thing, he might as well have in Michael Moore- him and Rachel sound exactly alike!

    • 99 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      It was fun on Twitter when some of us went after Ed for having Rachel on his show! Rachel needs to get another job, somewhere off the teevee. I just mute her when she shows up on some other show.

  14. November 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Looks like the good people of ohio Hate the Presidents health care bill—

    Find election news from your community
    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Early returns from four counties — including Lake and Lorain in Northeast Ohio — show that state Issue 3 is winning by a 66 percent to 34 percent ratio.

    The issue is a proposal to prevent Ohioans from being forced to participate in a health care system. The official language says it is a proposal to “preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care.”

    The issue was spurred by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, particularly the federal law’s requirement that everyone carry insurance or pay a penalty if they do not.

    I just don’t get this…

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:22 pm

      Btw- thateans union democrats are voting against this- orders from the top?

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

      Is this constitutional? If the state doesn’t do it, the federal government steps in.

    • 103 globalcitizenlinda
      November 8, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      locally, this issue did not receive ANY attention because passage of this anti-healthcare mandate does not have ANY impact on the health care law since Federal laws tramp state laws . even the Ohio OFA did not do any official education and/or mobilization against this issue because it is moot and was put on the ballot as a kind of motivator for the teabagger to come out.

      once this anti-healthcare law stands, then the Feds will just takeover from Ohio and let federal law stand in for state law.

  15. 107 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Well, I cast my vote in my little election tonight. There were only 3 races to vote for — all very local. In one race, the republican was running unopposed so I left that blank, voted for the democrat in the other race, and then for clerk (no affiliation given) in the third race. I hope we can keep the state legislature in democratic hands tonight.

  16. 108 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I notice Jack Conway won AG in Kentucky. He was a great candidate against that horrible Rand Paul last year, but he lost. Glad to see he won tonight. Hope he goes on to do great things in that state and beyond.

    • 109 jacquelineoboomer
      November 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      I really liked him when I first learned about him. Think I even donated to his campaign. Congratulations, Jack!

      • November 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

        PJ and Jacquelineoboomer , great things will happen for us continually. I believe that people are watching and listening to our wonderful POB and watching the Republicans and what they are doing to the middle class, and they are taking it into the voting rooms all over the country.

        I believe that things will turn for us in a very positive and very good way for our POTUS, the House, and more alert and supportive Senators in the Senate in 2012.HZ

  17. November 8, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    OH — ISSUE 2 (SB 5) Votes
    Yes 33%
    100,328
    No 67%
    199,373
    1% reporting  

  18. November 8, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Added: even more Pete Souza magic:

    • 113 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 8, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      OMG — love it! How could anybody hate on and defund our teachers and preschoolers? How?!?!?!

    • 115 anniebella
      November 8, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      What a beautiful picture of the President and the kids and teachers.

      • November 8, 2011 at 9:45 pm

        Tears are flowing with this one,Chipsticks. (I pray that Pete will stay for our 2nd term). Look at those little men to POB’s right. What a story in those little eyes looking at so much intellect, compassion, grace,power, and love for the plans of their beautiful futures. What a photo!!!

        You are so on point, PoliticalJunkessa. “How could anyone hate by so much that they hate providing funds for schools, teachers, and reforms to the Dept. of Education for the future of these little loveable children and a nation becoming number 1 in educating for the future globally.” How and Why Not??????HZ

  19. 117 Me4obama
    November 8, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Michael Steele haz a saaaaad. Dems are kicking ass everywhere. #WeCan’tWait for #Obama2012

  20. 118 globalcitizenlinda
    November 8, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Yes, Columbus Ohio just re-elected our Dem Mayor Michael Coleman – a permanent unaplogetic supporter of President Obama from the very beginning!!!! .

    For those of you who are not very familiiar with Ohio politics, Mayor Coleman was one of the very few prominent Dems in Ohio that supported President Obama from the start of his announcing.

    I will NEVER NEVER forget how we had to fight the local Ohio Dems to give us a little support for then-Senator Obama’s first official rally in Columbus!!!

    The local Dems party refused to give us even a list of who were registered Dems in Ohio so that we could alert them about the then-Senator Obama’s rally in Columbus. We practically had to develop our own list of Obama-supporters by doing garage sells, barbeques, sports events, tabling and of course knocking on doors. we were completely ignored by the party machine and our work was almost exclusively grassroot based

    When the time for the rally came Mayor Coleman was the highest ranking elected Dem at the event and he introduced Candidate Obama. I will share with you the photos I took standing with other volunteers and Candidate Obama who thanked us one by one for all we had done to make it possible and it was my first time shaking hands and talking one-on-one with PBO.

    So, please celebrate the re-election of Mayor Coleman because he has stood with, worked for and promoted PBO every single time.

  21. 129 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    This is in the RED STATE OF KENTUCKY. Take THAT BAGGER RAND PAUL!!

  22. November 8, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    AP OH results here

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2011/by_state/OH_Page_1108.html?SITE=AP&SECTION=POLITICS

    Why is HCR issue getting crushed ? Issues 1&2 over 60% in favor of good guyz.

    racist pearce election results here (no counting yet)

    http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/32585/48755/en/summary.html

    • November 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      Look at the wording. That may be why its winning. Does it matter though? Can HHS override this?

      Oh Ohio. Baby steps. baby steps.

    • 137 PoliticalJunkessa
      November 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

      The HCR issue was probably confusing. No energy put into it, either, and it probably won’t have any effect anyway. GOP put lots of crap on the ballot all the time.

  23. 138 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Okay, this sista state senator from Ohio is the business! She demands an apology from the GOP for what they’ve been doing for the past year. LOL!!!!

  24. November 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I am so confused, why does Ohio not like the presidents health care law-

    CLEVELAND, Ohio —  Early returns from four counties — including Lake and Lorain in Northeast Ohio — show that state Issue 3 is winning by a 66 percent to 34 percent ratio.

    The issue is a proposal to prevent Ohioans from being forced to participate in a health care system. 

    The official language says it is a proposal to “preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care.”

    The issue was spurred by the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, particularly the federal law’s requirement that everyone carry insurance or pay a penalty if they do not.

    The official ballot language says the issue would “preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care and health care coverage.” 

    Critics of the issue, however, say it would affect much more than health care choices. 

    The language of the proposed constitutional amendment is so broad that some fear it could bar schools from requiring immunizations for new diseases and impede state regulation of health insurers. 

    The issue does not block the federal health care bill – should it ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court – from going into effect in Ohio. But it would prevent Ohio from enacting a Massachusetts-style health care system.
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    • 140 hopefruit2
      November 8, 2011 at 8:54 pm

      I don’t think Ohio “does not like the President’s health care law.” I think that Issue 3 is about one very specific thing and is worded in such a way to make people want to vote “yes.” If the Issue 3 was worded “to preserve the President’s health care law” we would see a very different outcome.

      • 141 globalcitizenlinda
        November 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

        you are right. wording of the issue was not straight foward and voter education on it was nil. word is that the people who put it on the ballot messed up and it will have to be undone

        even Dems and OFA did not mobilize for it because passage would have no legal impact on the AHCA – just a vehicle for teabagers to let off steam.

        local professors said that a vote for this issue could even nullify a lot things like compeling divorced parents to provide healthcare for their kids as part of the child support so it will be overturned in the Ohio courts.

        it seems this is not the end of this issue

    • 142 EDP4BHO
      November 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      “preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their health care.”

      There’s your answer. People are very lazy to read something in depth pertaining to their day to day. If they already have health care, they will not see the benefit of any changes, everyone else be damned. This issue has never been easy to persuade folks…..too wordy maybe, but it sure didn’t help to have those nameless creatures using nebulous language to confuse folks.

      • 144 COS
        November 8, 2011 at 9:23 pm

        I wonder if this will effect the portions of the healtcare law already in effect?

        • November 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

          That is very true. The wording of a lot of these issues have language that needs to be read very carefully. Most people look at the issue and then see so many words within that issue, they just get tired, and do not take the time to read the entire item on the ballot .

          Then most of them just look at the first few words which in a lot of cases are very powerful and eye catching;and they check off their vote. But the details are further down within the issue that they have been presented with to vote on. That is the sad and awful thing that happens but in most cases, it is too late for the voter. It is sad.HZ

  25. November 8, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he intends to resign after key economic reforms have been approved.

    His announcement follows a vote in parliament on the budget in which he appeared to lose his majority.

    Both allies and opponents have been urging Mr Berlusconi to step down as Italy’s debt crisis grows.

    ….

    The euro rose sharply against the dollar following the news of Mr Berlusconi’s decision. :) :) :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/world-europe-15646536

  26. 151 Xtine
    November 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Go OH, please do it!

    Meanwhile, my take on Cain’s presser: he’s going to dis-Able the lie de-tester because he detests anything that doesn’t support his Nein, Nein, Nein plan. Boring song, we’ve heard those lyrics before! The woman he compared heights w/ to his wife will come in front of cameras tomorrow and be way taller than his chinny-chin-chin! Now that would tickle my sense of wicked humor! Dood, please exit stage right, away from the mikes, Thomas is waiting in the wings for you! No person should have to put up with that behavior @ the workplace or anywhere!

  27. November 8, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    ugh, I’m really disgusted by those people outside Coach Joe’s House cheering him on like he won some great victory. Ugh, there are real victims of that Sadusky guy. Joe P, is NOT the one who needs support in all this.

    I would love any of those outside Joe P’s home cheering to look at their sons or nephews or lil brothers and decide how appropriate these “cheers for Paterno” would feel is it was their loved ones who were preyed upon.

    Seriously he a goddamn football coach, not a god. Is football so important to some people?

    BTW, I’m not really sure if ole dude should resign or not. That’s up to him and Penn State but damn crowds cheering at his house is just too much for me, IMHO.

  28. 158 xtine
    November 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Go OH, please do it!

    My take on the Cain presser: he’s going to dis-Able the lie de-tester because he detests anything that doesn’t support his Nein, Nein, Nein Plan. But, after he’s destroyed the detester, he’ll hook up to it. Take the mike away, we’ve heard those lyrics before! My wicked sense of humor would be tickled if tomorrow’s next woman to come forth in front of the mikes is way taller than Cain’s chinny-chin-chin, since he put that tid-bit out there! Dood, exit stage T-right already, Thomas is waiting for you in the wings. Come to think of it, there’s a Club membership with your name on it.

    Thanks, this took me away from the results for a minute.

    • 159 xtine
      November 8, 2011 at 9:53 pm

      Sorry, Chips, I forgot that I’d cleared my cookies, so my upthread comment didn’t come up right away cos I didn’t have my signon, so I re-wrote. Please feel free to delete either one, keep one. I was writing on the fly and hit “post” before I realized that I hadn’t put in my name, etc. Thoughts are the equal! Bless!

      • November 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

        No problem xtine, found you looking sad and lonely in pending, alongside a spammer promoting extensions to, well, certain body parts. :???: Got you out of there as fast as I could.

        • 161 xtine
          November 9, 2011 at 4:10 am

          Oh, that’s a funny! Made me cackle! Chips to the rescue from those spammer faux extentions! Phew! I’m now safely back to TOD! On my rescue, as I blinked back, I think I saw an elephant named Hyperbole w/ an “R” tatoo. It was swinging a Cain. :) Lawd, we made it outta there. It was a Grimm tale. Joshing, we’re not in NOLA, are we? :)

          Have to tell you, Chips, you’re our Hyperbole Zapper! You just always know what picks us up and keeps us in the fight, have the very best information, and I love the discussions in each thread. Mostly: Knowledge & Courtesy. I so apprecaite every comment, photos (got to have those POTUS/kids, FLOTUS &, well, rain/POTUS works pretty well for me too!) Uh-huh, no doubt!. Bloody grand smiles!

          Most of all, Bless! :)

  29. 162 hopefruit2
    November 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    ISSUE # 2 has been DEFEATED – YAY!

  30. 163 globalcitizenlinda
    November 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Ohio Issue 2 (the anti-union bill) has just been defeated by the voters !!! thank you all for what you are doing

  31. 164 xtine
    November 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Yessss, OH! Bless!

  32. 165 PoliticalJunkessa
    November 8, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Rock on Ohio! Rock on!!!!!!!!! That horrible law was not just repealed, it was DEMOLISHED. Woot!

    *Dean Scream* YAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

  33. November 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Mississippi abortion vote-

    MS – INITIATIVE 26 Votes
    Yes 45%
    1,254
    No 55%
    1,533
    <1% reporting

    • 167 Jessica
      November 8, 2011 at 9:27 pm

      This one is going to be close. No means it fails right.

    • 168 PurpleShoesLA
      November 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

      Out of all the controversial stuff being voted on today, this “personhood” amendment is the most disturbing of all. Hoping and praying that the NO numbers increase and this is soundly defeated. It’s just evil, backwards, ignorant stuff. :evil:

  34. 169 LDS
    November 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    What a wonderful day! All the canvassing and phone banking is paying off……Bring it on in 2012!

    Yes, ladies we do have a handsome President. But…..(yes, I did say but)……He looks so much better with The First Lady. That purple dress is such a knockout…she looks so lovely in that color. And they just compliment each other. Whenever pics are posted here with them miles apart, at the end of the day it makes me feel good to know and I am so grateful that he has her to come home to. Their love for each other makes me smile. Yes, she is lucky but so is he. The women in my family are so encouraged by this couples’ genuine love for each other. We pray for them daily.

    • 170 anniebella
      November 9, 2011 at 5:55 am

      LDS, Let me say Amen to everything you said. Amen

      • 171 anniebella
        November 9, 2011 at 5:59 am

        I listen to her speak, and her questions and answers segment and she was just wonderful. So down to earth, real, and seem to be speaking from her heart. I say it everyday, so let me say it again. I am so proud of this First Lady. I think the world of her. Oh yea that husband of hers ain’t so bad either.

  35. 172 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    November 8, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Michelle looks stunning in that purple dress. She is motivating me to work out!

    The President is such a goofball daddy in that last picture. :)

    Now to catch up with the news.

    • 174 isonprize
      November 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm

      Chica, you made our little story it’s own post??? Are you kidding me?? WOW :oops: You made me blush!!

      • November 8, 2011 at 10:25 pm

        It deserved a movie, not just a post Isonprize!! Endless thanks for sharing such a lovely, uplifting report – but I want to know: who do you want to play you in the movie?

  36. 176 xtine
    November 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Now waiting for Mississippi to demolish uteri colonization! :)

  37. November 8, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    MS – INITIATIVE 26 Votes
    Yes 42%
    43,893
    No 58%
    59,385
    22% reporting

  38. 178 lovingandlaughing
    November 9, 2011 at 12:11 am

    Love that top image of the President and the staff and children in the Head Start. I taught at a Head Start myself so that image just feels very special to me.


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