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MarianJack

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Delaware County, PA
Home country: USA
Current location: Winthrop, Maine
Member since: Tue Jul 8, 2003, 05:38 PM
Number of posts: 7,951

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Has Oregon been called yet?

Thanx!

PEACE!

HOOOOORAYYYY Elizabeth!!!!!

Welcome to the United States Senate!!!

PEACE!

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!

PEACE!

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!

PEACE!

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)!

PEACE!

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!

PEACE!

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?

PEACE!


I did a very little, but also very big thing today.

For all elections after 2000, we were apartment dwellers, so we had no front yard. We only had our cars for bumper stickers.

When we moved into our house at the end of September, one of the first things we did was to put lawn signs out in support of our candidates for state house and DA (Both of whom are friends of our family).

Today, I put the sign for Marriage Equality out in the front yard. I hadn't been able to get one before today.

Even though I personally already voted for Marriage Equality here in Maine, I felt good about putting that sign up, especially since we live next door to our (Catholic) church, which has been particularly strident this year in it's homophobia.

I will always regret that at a younger age I WAS a bit of a homophobe myself. However, that may be one of the reasons that I'm so passionate about equal rights for ALL of our LGBT friends, neighbors and allies today.

Two of our best friends are 2 women who've been partners for almost as long as my wife and I have been maried. WHEN we in Maine pass Marriage Equality in Maine next week, our family will be proud and happy to stand with them when they MARRY each other.

I also like to put my money where my mouth is. NOBODY in our new community will now have any doubt as to where this family stands. If they agree, so be it. If the sign on our lawn convinces 1 or 2 more people to vote our way, GREAT! If anyone is offended, PISS ON THEM!

Even though there are only 9 days until election day, we feel very good about our new addition to our front lawn!

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

PEACE!

I Voted here in Maine yesterday, therefore preserving my right to complain!

To the surprise of absolutely NOBODY who has known me for at least 5 minutes or has ever looked at the back of my wife's and my cars, I voted for President Obama. It was the final vote I cast because I was saving that vote for "dessert". My first votes cast were for District Attorney and State Rep, because both of our Democratic candidates are friends of mine. I supported sending our Congresswoman, Chellie Pingree, back for another term and I supported our Democratic and anti teabagger candidate for State Senate. I PROUDLY and HAPPILY voted FOR marriage equality in Maine. Despite the publicity that some other states, like Maryland, are justifiably receiving about the liklihood of their passing Marriage Equality, I kinda hope that WE are the first state to be declared as approving it on election night. To add a bit of side information, my wife's best friend is a member of the LGBT community. She and her soon to be recognized in Maine spouse have been the best and most loyal friends possible. We would (and have) left our son in their care LONG before we would trust any fundie teabagger dipshit with him.

My only bit of trepadation was in my vote for US Senate. While my heart is with Cynthia Dill, our Democratic nominee, I cast my ballot for Angus King. It runs against my grain to not vote for the Democrat, but the last thing I want is charlie summers (the republican and a paul lepage #2) in the senate. I do believe that King will vex us from time to time, but he'll vote more in line with our Maine values much more than summers ever would. I hope that Cynthia Dill has a political future after this election. We need more smart and articulate leaders up here!

BTW, our DA nominee (hopefully winner) is named Maeghan Maloney. I mention her because you may be seeing her name within the next several years with the title "GOVERNOR" proceeding it!

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

PEACE!

The sound on my )()*&%^^# streaming isn't working!

My speaker's are up all the way, as well as the sound in all of my windows. No F'in sound from any F'in source!

Is anyone else having the same problem?

Thanx.

PEACE!

UPDATED! It's fixed! I just restarted and now it's working fine.

PEACE!
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