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And The Uptick For Obama on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Graphs Heads Higher...

As of this Monday morning...

Good to see.




Oh, wow. Fantastic Animated Google Doodle for Today: LITTLE NEMO IN SLUMBERLAND

"On October 15th, 2012, Google showed an animated Doodle for the 107th anniversary of Winsor McCay's Little Nemo in Slumberland."



Obama Grabs Wide Lead Among Those Who Have Already Voted: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

Source: Reuters

Obama grabs wide lead among those who have already voted: Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON | Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:15am EDT

By Andy Sullivan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.

Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.

The sample size of early voters is relatively small, but the Democrat's margin is still well above the poll's credibility interval - a measurement of polls' accuracy - of 10 percentage points. (full graphic: http://bit.ly/RmeEen)

With the November 6 election just more than three weeks away, 7 percent of those surveyed said they had already voted either in person or by mail (full graphic: http://bit.ly/SWm5YR).

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8991FR20121014

I've Been Waiting For That Little Uptick on Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Graphs, And...

There It Is.

This Sunday Afternoon...

Nov. 6 Forecast


Former Aide to Scott Walker Convicted of Embezzlement

Source: Reuters

Former aide to Scott Walker convicted of embezzlement

MILWAUKEE | Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:41pm EDT

By Brendan O'Brien

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A former aide to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was convicted on Friday of stealing money from a fund for families of U.S. soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A jury in Milwaukee County Circuit Court found Kevin Kavanaugh guilty of embezzling more than $42,000 from Operation Freedom, a military appreciation event held each year at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Kavanaugh, who worked for Walker when the first-term Republican governor served as Milwaukee County executive, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Sentencing is expected on December 7.

Kavanaugh, 62, was the treasurer of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a charity involved in Operation Freedom, from 2006 to 2009. Walker appointed him to serve on the Milwaukee County Veteran Service Commission during Walker's term as Milwaukee County executive.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE89C02720121013

Who Won the Debate Tonight: Joe Biden Mops the Floor With Paul Ryan ... Seriously, it Was Bad


Who Won the Debate Tonight: Joe Biden Mops the Floor With Paul Ryan ... Seriously, it Was Bad

Chris Miles
in Politics

Who Won the Debate Tonight Joe Biden Mops the Floor With Paul Ryan Seriously it Was Bad

Of course, you can’t ever really “win” a presidential debate. Stay with me here: There is no point system, there are no game rules (and the rules that do exist are constantly broken), and there is no end game. The audience will be split every time, usually down partisan lines.

But on Thursday night Joe Biden mopped the floor with Ryan. Seriously, it was watching a dad lecture his 13-year-old son.

In the only vice presidential debate, Biden completely dominated all facets of the debate … from foreign policy, the national debt, taxes, and even social issues like abortion … boldly hammering through policy points and the Obama administration's policy decision rationales, and strongly defending his party’s stances on the issues.

Republican rival Paul Ryan looked shaky, out of breath, and out of things to say. Many times he looked down at the table, or the floor, or somewhere else … it was like he knew every word he was saying was wrong.

Already in the early goings of the debate it was all Biden, who held a fierce, intense, and relentless critique of Paul Ryan and the GOP ticket’s policies. Ryan looked very much younger, less experienced, and was frequently getting interrupted by Biden as he tried to string together responses.

In one candid moment of the debate, Ryan addressed the vice president saying, "I know you're under duress." He was addressing Obamacare and Medicare, to which Biden responded, "I heard that death panel debate argument from Sarah Palin." BOOM.


Breaking: CBS News Poll of 500 Uncommitted Voters Gives Biden 50% Edge to Ryan 31%

Source: CBS News

OCTOBER 11, 2012

Poll of uncommitted voters gives Biden 50% edge over Ryan, 31%

A CBS News/GFK poll of 500 uncommitted voters found 50% thought Biden won the vice-presidential debate, 31% favored Ryan and 19% thought it was a tie.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50132981n&tag=breakingnews


"Ryan looks like a deer in headlights... Dear Paul Ryan, use your safeword now!"

Jeremy Scahill tweeting:

@jeremyscahill: Biden is killing Ryan on the stimulus request. Ryan looks like a deer in headlights.

@jeremyscahill: Dear Paul Ryan, use your safeword now!

I love that we're all posting in Dec. 1969

Very nostalgic.

I got Hot Wheels that year...

Bullied Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Last-Ditch Cry for Help on YouTube


Bullied Canadian Teen Commits Suicide After Posting Last-Ditch Cry for Help on YouTube

By Neetzan Zimmerman, Oct 11, 2012 6:35 PM

A 15-year-old girl from Metro Vancouver reportedly committed suicide last night, just over a month after posting a YouTube video recounting how bullying forced her to switch schools and drove her to drugs, alcohol, and self-harm.

In the video, Amanda Todd describes on cue cards her experiences with both real-world and online bullying. She says she recalls being severely beaten by classmates and having nude photos of her circulated on the web.

"I'm struggling to stay in this world, because everything just touches me so deeply," Todd says. "I'm not doing this for attention. I'm doing this to be an inspiration and to show that I can be strong."

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On Facebook, a page called "Rest in paradise Amanda Michelle Todd" had over 5,500 likes at the time of writing. The Twitter hashtags #RIPAmanda and #RIPAmandaTodd were both trending in Canada. And YouTuber users were asked to repost Todd's video in order to raise awareness and keep her memory alive.
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