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by David R. Modny
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mallard Fillmore
Replies: 726
Views: 365476

Re: Mallard Fillmore

The duck needs a history lesson.
by David R. Modny
Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

Begich wins Alaska. That's 58 seats now - including the two Indys that caucus with us. There's also been some pretty interesting analysis by a few pundits on why Franken should stand a decent chance in the recount, in terms of how ballot intent is uniquely treated in Minnesota and why it may play ou...
by David R. Modny
Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here comes the racism...
Replies: 19
Views: 19603

The sad fact is that if this were primarily a "white man's" country (i.e. a heavy concentration in all areas), we'd be seeing hardly any minorities EVER elected to office. That is, it's as much an urban vs. rural phenomenon as it is a North vs. South deal. One look at the statewide, county...
by David R. Modny
Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Here comes the racism...
Replies: 19
Views: 19603

Racist idiots...never cease to amaze: http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20081117/ts_csm/aaryan After Obama's win, white backlash festers in US By Patrik Jonsson Patrik Jonsson – Mon Nov 17, 3:00 am ET Atlanta – In rural Georgia, a group of high-schoolers gets a visit from the Secret Service after posting ...
by David R. Modny
Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

You guys following this Stevens/Begich saga today? They've started counting the absentee ballots and Begich is now up...by *3* votes. More counting to continue!


EDIT: As of late night Wednesday, Begich has increased his lead to 814 votes.
by David R. Modny
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Undoing the damage
Replies: 4
Views: 5507

For me, my own personal hope is that we can finally unleash our full potential in stem cell research. I think it's absolutely criminal that we've lost so much time in possibly helping to find a cure to the diseases that inflict so many, many lives - both involving children and adults. In fact, it's ...
by David R. Modny
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 43 meets 44
Replies: 7
Views: 7097

Rspaight wrote:Well, "Bush" and "discrete" don't exactly go together.


That's an understatement...lol. I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of John Wayne. The cowboy mentality.
by David R. Modny
Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: 43 meets 44
Replies: 7
Views: 7097

I just think it was tacky to do it in front of someone whom he had just met for the first time (and possibly in front of other dignitaries). I've got to believe a good deal of African-Americans -- and probably some other folks as well -- might take slight offense to someone "sanitizing" hi...
by David R. Modny
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: 43 meets 44
Replies: 7
Views: 7097

I heard the hand sanitizer bit yesterday. Truly creepy, eh?
by David R. Modny
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

On the subject of Missouri, I'll just add that this will only be the second time in the last 104 years that the voters of that state didn't side with the winner! That is, once it's inevitably certified for McCain.

That in itself is pretty amazing.
by David R. Modny
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Undoing the damage
Replies: 4
Views: 5507

Undoing the damage

At the very least, the *start* of undoing Bush's damage... http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/08/AR2008110801856.html?hpid=topnews&sid=ST2008110900031&s_pos= Obama Positioned to Quickly Reverse Bush Actions Stem Cell, Climate Rules Among Targets of President-Elect's...
by David R. Modny
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

Rspaight wrote:Obama got the electoral vote from Omaha's congressional district, for a final total of 365.

I can live with that number, too.


EDIT: Question deleted. I read it as "Obama"...not Omaha...lol!

(365 does indeed have an even nicer ring to it. Very cyclical!)
by David R. Modny
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

Not bad at all. The one that impresses me is IN, I guess, but NC was a good pickup. Yeah, Indiana was a nice take. I felt good for bartcop too. Although he's located in the state (i.e. Oklahoma) that I half-jokingly refer to as the collectively most racist in the nation (my apologies to any of our ...
by David R. Modny
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:24 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

And...because I believe in "cashing in" on every last bit of political capital, it's now a 7% spread in the national popular vote. Very nice.

Franken's within 236 votes too...before the mandatory recount.
by David R. Modny
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Day After
Replies: 25
Views: 22395

No surprise - but AP is now reporting that North Carolina has been declared for Obama.

364 electoral votes is a nice number. It sings.