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Hometown: Delaware County, PA
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Current location: Winthrop, Maine
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I just posted this on Facebook.

Just to give you an idea of how often I use Facebook, I found out about my high school class's October 2009 reunion in August of 2010.

Here's my fresh FB post, though:

President Obama re-elected comfortably.
Maine and 3 other states approve same sex marriage
Elizabeth Warren wins
Tammy Baldwin wins
pro-rape republicans lose
karl rove and donald trump make asses out of themselves (again).

Message to teabaggers everywhere: SUCK IT!

Just my post-election 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!


My family and I thank you Mr. President.

Not counting all of your accomplishments in your first term and what you'll do in your second term, I have a very personal reason for thanking you.

I am so grateful to you for being a man that I can point out to my son and say "here is a leader and someone that you can emulate with pride". Thank you for being a wonderful role model for my precious 12 year old son.

When I was a boy and I misbehaved, my mother would ask "What would President Kennedy say"?

I can finally look to a President and say something similar to my precious young man.

My family and I will mwke an exchange with you for the next four years. If you'll accept our gratitude, we'll have your back.



Gee, willard is choosing to end this campaign by acting like a dick.

I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you, SHOCKED!

A spoiled brat pathological liar of a greedy plutocrat is choosing to go out acting just like the walking turd that he is. WOW, what a stunner!


Has Oregon been called yet?



HOOOOORAYYYY Elizabeth!!!!!

Welcome to the United States Senate!!!


Make your fearless forecast for Tuesday!

For the arbitrary sake of this poll, under 1% is a nailbiter, 1% but up to 4% is close, 4% but under 10% is a comfortable margin and 10% or more is a landslide.

I think that it'll be President Obama comfortably. That's my 2 cents and quite possibly overpriced at that!


On election night, the magic number for President Obama will be 192.

If he's gained 192 Electoral Votes before the west coast states have closed, he's IN.

He will win CA (55), WA (12), OR (7) & HI (4) for a total of 78. If he has 192 before the West Coast closes, Than 192 + 78 = 270.

In my opinion, he will be well over 192 at that time. I expect President Obama to wind up with well over 300 Electoral Votes. He SHOULD be well over 400, but there are too many too red/teabagger states.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


Jill Biden

I just want to take a moment before the frenzy of a last weekend of the neverending campaign and (UGH) the start of campign '16 to say that I think that Mrs. Biden is the most wonderful, elegant, intelligent, charming and underappreciated member of the Obama/Biden team. I have rarely seen such a classy gentlewoman in public life.

How about we all give a brief moment of our appreciation to the lovely lady who will (Please God) be one heartbeat away from being First Lady until January 20, 2017.

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that (but I don't really think so this time)!


Well, as of today, both my wife and I have gone and done it!

My lovely wife went to our new town office during her lunch today. She registered and voted. I did the same last week.

So, as of today, there are 2 votes in Winthrop, Maine for President Obama, Rep. Chellie Pingree, David Bustin for State Senate, Craig Hickman for State Representative, Maeghan Maloney (whom I look at as a potential future Governor of Maine) for District Attorney and FOR Marriage Equality.

On Edit: Our 12 year old son will be voting for President Obama on Tuesday in his school's mock election, so our family is unilaterral in our support of the Obama/Biden ticket!

I would say that we both voted a straight Democratic ticket, but we both voted for Angus King, the independent candidate & former Governor, for US Senate. We both have a very high regard for Cynthia Dill, the Democratic nominee, but we wanted to take NO CHANCE of a repeat of 2010 and geting another paul lepage in the person of republican/teabagger charlie summers in the Senate. Our bad feelings are somewhat mitigated by the fact that the DSCC never really gave Dill much support and she ran an AWFUL campaign. We hope that she gets another bite at the higher office apple sometime in the future. You can never have TOO many good potential leaders in the party.

So, we've done our DUTY as loyal American citizens. We look forward to a great election night!

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!


I heard a few very interesting Sandy related comments today on NPR.

They were from people who didn't evacuate because they'd heard news media calls to evacuate before when the hurricane turned out to be not so bad. Some described themselves as "stupid".

It made me think of some of the media coverage related to some of the weather disasters since my first such experience, which was with hurricane Gloria in September of 1985. The news media had us convinced that we were all going to be on the roofs of our houses waiting for the National Guard boats to rescue us.

As it turned out, Gloria developed into one hell of a rainstorm with just about the worst thing to happen was that several Atlantic City casinos had to replace carpets. There was OUTRAGE!

I'm sure that we can all think about several instances of the news media WAY over-reacting to possibilities. Remember Y2K? One of my favorite examples was when we were being told that some pandemic or another during george w turdhead's 2nd term. On CBS This Morning, Hannah Storm was interviewing a talking head from the administration who told us in one breath that we needed to have plenty of flashlights, candles and batteries for WHEN the power went out. In the next breath we were advised to have plenty og DVDs available to keep the kids entertained...and Hannah Storm just let it go.

Please understand that I am not for one second saying that people shouldn't be made aware of the actual dangers of natural disasters. However, to me this seems to be the reactions of people who've heard "wolf" a few hundred times too many. I can only wonder what would happen if the news media were to go back to the notion that their job is to INFORM, not to incite panic.

I remember back in the 80s, my father made th comment that the American Cancer Society had lost it's credibility because when EVERYTHING causes cancer, than NOTHING causes cancer.

Perhaps the medis should learn that when EVERYTHING is worthy of panic, than NOTHING is worthy of panic

That's my 2 cents, and quite possibly overpriced at that!

BTW, where re the taxes, willard?


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