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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:42 PM
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Begich declared winner of Alaska race
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:15 PM by IndianaGreen
now breaking by AP (MSNBC)

On edit:

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens loses re-election bid

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD
The Associated Press
Tuesday, November 18, 2008; 8:46 PM


ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has lost his bid for a seventh term. The longest-serving Republican in the history of the Senate trailed Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich by 3,724 votes after Tuesday's count. That's an insurmountable lead with only about 2,500 overseas ballots left to be counted.

Stevens, who turned 85 Tuesday, also revealed that he will not ask President George W. Bush to give him a pardon for his seven felony convictions.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

Begich defeats Stevens in Senate race

By SEAN COCKERHAM

Published: November 18th, 2008 05:06 PM
Last Modified: November 18th, 2008 05:07 PM


Democrat Mark Begich has defeated Republican Sen. Ted Stevens in the election for U.S. Senate.

The Anchorage mayor widened his lead to 3,724 votes in today's counting of absentee and questioned ballots. The only votes left to count are approximately 2,500 special absentees from people living outside the U.S. or in remote parts of Alaska with no polling place.

The state will count those final ballots on Nov. 25.

Begich issued a statement shortly before 5 p.m. claiming victory.

I am humbled and honored to serve Alaska in the United States Senate, Begich said. Its been an incredible journey getting to this point, and I appreciate the support and commitment of the thousands of Alaskans who have brought us to this day. I cant wait to get to work fighting for Alaskan families.

The Stevens campaign has made no comment.

http://www.adn.com/senateelection/story/593747.html

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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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1. Hurray!
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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9. Details coming up on Olbermann's show
Commercial break now.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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2. hahahaha YEAH!
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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3. All I can say is:
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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doublethink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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4. Just heard that !! Cool.
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:00 PM by doublethink
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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5. Party!!
:party: :party: :party: :party: :toast: :toast:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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6. WooHoo!
One down and two to go.
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vanderBeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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7. Nice
:D
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Flabbergasted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:43 PM
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8. Woooooohoooo! nt
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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10. No Senator Palin!
What a relief!
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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14. You owe me a Coke!
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1corona4u Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:45 PM
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15. No shit!!!!
Whhheeewww.....
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:47 PM
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25. Got that right... ciao Sarah palin..don't let the door hit you!!
yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuupie!! Thank God we don't have to see this woman on the Senate for now..

I am also glad a Democrat won.. i had lost faith in Alaskans...
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:55 PM
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45. And don't even THINK of plowin' thru it.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:36 AM
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99. Thank goodness!

And Begich seems like a cool guy too.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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11. YES!!! Another big victory for the good guys!!
Cheers!
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tblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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12. You mean, NO Senator Palin?!!!!!!!
:bounce: WHOOOOOPPEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:48 PM
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28. you betcha.."wink" "wink"..
LOL!!
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GOPNotForMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:44 PM
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13. Yes! Now onto NORM. nt
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:45 PM
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16. One down TWO to go...
Buh-bye Stevens...

next up: NORM Coleman...

finally we got to get rid of Saxby in Georgia.


:)
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:49 PM
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33. Saxby and Coleman..
that will be my dream team to bring down....

I really hope Martin wins..
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:30 PM
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75. Saxby in particular. He claimed he had a trick knee to get out of the draft
and then he savages a war hero!
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:45 PM
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17. Ted's down the tubes...
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:45 PM
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18. Sorry Sarah
Looks like you'll not be coming down soon. :evilgrin:
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:50 PM
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35. yes please.. she should stay in Alaska and continue seeing
Russia from her house..
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:02 PM
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52. and continue cooking her moose chili
keeping her brood fed and pregnant.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:46 PM
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19.  Just heard it too! Great News
Franken hopefully is next!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:46 PM
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20. Yeah! Great thread to kick! Hoo Hah!
K&R.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:46 PM
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21. Thank Goodness! So does that make 56 or 57, please? nt
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globalvillage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:47 PM
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22. Awesome. k&r
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Hippo_Tron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:45 PM
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80. Guess that means the internet turns into a big truck again
A big truck for dumping Stevens back to where he belongs.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:47 PM
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23. "NO!"
:)
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:48 PM
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30. "NO!" "NO!" "NO!".......... "Its just a bunch of tubes!'
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:57 PM
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48. Oh yeah, I forgot- And happy birthday!
He must be hurting. 85 years. Go take a rest.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:47 PM
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24. Next up.. Minnesota.
Then Missouri, then Georgia.

Everythings goin' our way. :)
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:47 PM
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26. Stevens will have to pay for a recount too!!
If he wants it and Palin is out.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:48 PM
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27. Stick a fork in him!
The goose is cooked!
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:49 PM
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31. Doubt Stevens will request a recount.
It just extends the misery.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:50 PM
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36. He will have to pay his lawyers first for his appeal
great news
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liberaldem4ever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:48 PM
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29. Great news! Bye Stevens, you crooked Rethug!
Hope you enjoy your stay in the Big House soon!!

:bounce: :toast: :applause:
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:49 PM
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32. It looks like "god" is sending a CLEAR message to Sarah Palin-"I'm not opening any doors for you
to plow through."
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:50 PM
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34. LOL! You betcha!
Wink wink.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:52 PM
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39. I betcha this will put a damper on the number of books she sells, too!
Since this probably makes any future she had even less promising.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:03 PM
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53. Indeed, Palin is the big loser tonight.
She should give the concession speech.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:04 PM
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54. Number 58!!
and maybe, just maybe two more.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:05 PM
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56. Franken has a chance to beat Coleman
and if Obama campaigns in Georgia with Big Dog, we can bring draft-dodger Chambliss down.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:07 PM
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59. Yes, it is possible. Man oh man would that be great,
I didn't think we had a chance to get 60. Wow.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:28 PM
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74. Yeah...
since she was so eager to give MCCAIN'S concession speech! :rofl:
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:53 PM
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40. Cheers.. fellow DUers...
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 07:53 PM by Sebass1271
:toast:

what a great occasion to mark my 800 post!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:54 PM
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44. Congrats...
on your 800th post! :toast:
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:24 PM
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73. thanks!!!
after a "hard to swallow" news of today.. this really has made my night....
: )))
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:31 PM
Response to Reply #73
77. You're welcome...
Yeah, this made MY night, too! :hi:
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:50 PM
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37. Wonderful News

Excellent!!!


:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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lordcommander Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:53 PM
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41. i can see the end of sarah palin's political career from my house
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 07:56 PM by lordcommander
Congrats to the new Democratic Senator from the Great State of Alaska Mark Begich :woohoo:
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:59 PM
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49. Welcome to DU... lordcommander
Yes its great news isn't it?
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lordcommander Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:01 PM
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YOU BETCHA! lol
A great birthday present for Ted Stevens
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:01 PM
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51. God shut the door on her face!
Sorry, Sarah!
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:06 PM
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57. WELCOME TO DU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ull get frustrated here, but you will also be happy. This is a huuuge community@!
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lordcommander Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:11 PM
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64. Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
:hi:
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Doityourself Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:11 PM
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63. Can I call ya Joe?
LOL! Welcome to DU...and Sarah can't be paling around with criminals...!
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lordcommander Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:16 PM
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66. sarah palling around with a convicted felon......
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:17 PM by lordcommander


:wow:

OOOPS!!!!

:rofl:

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Doityourself Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:19 PM
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70. Oh shit!!! lol n/t
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Sebass1271 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:22 PM
Response to Reply #63
71. LMAO!!!
Say it aint' so....
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:17 PM
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67. Welcome to DU, lordcommander
Great news from Alaska, and Sarah Palin won't be running for the Stevens' seat afterall.
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lordcommander Donating Member (178 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:18 PM
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68. yup yup n/t
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TripleKatPad Donating Member (241 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:51 PM
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38. Is that total over the mandatory recount threshold?
If so, who thinks the thugs will pay for a recount?
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:53 PM
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42. Yes, way over. Stevens will have to pay for recount.
Doubt he will do it.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:53 PM
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43. Stevens will have to pay for a recount
News is now on WaPo and MSNBC crawler.
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Skip Intro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:55 PM
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46. for real!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU BETCHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 07:56 PM by Skip Intro
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:59 PM
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50. Stevens better ask Bush for a pardon
His days are numbered.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:05 PM
Response to Reply #50
55. Birthday begging day.... he is probably on the tubes right now
talking to Justice
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 04:36 PM
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109. I am sure the pardons are for sale. nm
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 07:57 PM
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47. coolio
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DeschutesRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:06 PM
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58. Second happiest political day for me this year (Obama win was the first)
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:09 PM by DeschutesRiver
Thanks so very much for posting this!!!
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:08 PM
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60. Yeah, Me too! This one feels soooo good in so many ways!!
Cheers!
:toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast: :toast:
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BumRushDaShow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:09 PM
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61. w00t
:fistbump:
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Doityourself Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:10 PM
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62. YES!!!!! N/T
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:11 PM
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65. Yeah Baby!!!!!! Alaska Comes Through After All!
:bounce:
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:19 PM
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69. Yeah!
You betcha!!!

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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:23 PM
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72. Very happy!!
Edited on Tue Nov-18-08 08:24 PM by mvd
and very satisfying! To me, all three of our Senate wins would be equally satisfying in their own way.
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dascientist Donating Member (385 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:31 PM
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76. I was here ...
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:37 PM
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78. Wheee!
This almost makes up for my state having to keep box turtle Cornyn. Almost.
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d_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:43 PM
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79. Now we need to get rid of Don and Lisa
finally a Dem representing alaska in congress :D
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:45 PM
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81. Woohoo!!! Thank you for replacing that convict with an honorable dem Alaska
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Hieronymus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:48 PM
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82. Sweet Jesus.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 08:56 PM
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83. Thank you Alaska!
You got it right! :woohoo:


Sonia
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 09:16 PM
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84. Great news. 1 down, 2 to go.
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:46 PM
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85. does this mean we have enough senators to tell Lieberman to go fuck himself?
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FKA MNChimpH8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:48 PM
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86. Freeperland is, curiously, happy about this
but with all the psychotic rascist ranting and auto-cannibalizing going on over there, I wasn't moved to do any deep investigation.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-18-08 11:54 PM
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87. Close races, hard work getting early vote paid off in the end. The polls predicted this.
Albeit the exit polls were nowhere near close.
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Smuckies Donating Member (600 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 12:01 AM
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88. GREAT!!! NT
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ZeitGuy Donating Member (318 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 12:14 AM
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89. November 4, 2008: The Gift that Keeps Right On Giving.
:party:
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machI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 05:23 AM
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90. Republicans: Criminals one and all
Gentlemen, I present to you proof that the Republicans are just a bunch of criminals.
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Hope And Change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 05:29 AM
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91. K & R!
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:12 AM
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92. No concession by Stevens.
I mean, "NO!!!1!" concession by Stevens.
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:18 AM
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93. Hahaha....wonderful!
Now Uncle Ted can rot in prison.
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stark6935 Donating Member (255 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:21 AM
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94. I was hoping the republicans would win :(
I mean how much respect would have been lost. They would have to announce him as Convicted fellon, and our senator.... TED STEVENS!!
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BREMPRO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 09:18 AM
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95. 58 and counting.... n/t
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nyc 4 Biden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 09:23 AM
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96. Down Goes Stevens! Down Goes Stevens!
Boot the most senior Repub Senator...Check.
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JawJaw Donating Member (574 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:04 AM
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97. 3 Cheers For Alaskans!!
High-Fives etc - You put the cherry on the cake!
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raventattoo Donating Member (99 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:32 AM
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98. Woooohoooooo!!!! nm
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:49 AM
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100. The fact remains
That nearly half of Alaskans voted to have a felon represent them in the Senate. Just as 58 million Americans voted for McStain/Failin' -- or so we're lead to believe.

Seriously, that's just sick.
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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:26 AM
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103. Old habits die hard.
Edited on Wed Nov-19-08 11:27 AM by Blue_In_AK
This is a huge victory for us. We haven't had a Democrat in congress since Mike Gravel left in 1980. So many years Ted ran unopposed up here. This is a truly gratifying day for Alaska. As Ken Burch put it in the Alaska forum, "Somwhere Nick Begich is smiling."




(For those who don't know, Mark's father Nick was Alaska's Democratic congressman from 1970-1972 when he was killed in a mysterious plane crash. Even though he had been missing and presumed dead for three weeks when the election was held that year, he still easily defeated his opponent, Don Young. Young was later able to win the seat in a special election and has been in Washington ever since. Mark's win is poetic justice.)
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8 track mind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:57 AM
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101. Later Stevens! Don't let the cell door hit you in the ass! n/t
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:19 AM
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102. now the republican caucus
will give him a big round of applause, whereas yesterday they were prepared to kick him out on his ass. this man seems to take the position that being convicted of seven felonies doesn't mean a thing.
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demokatgurrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:27 AM
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104. no recount? n/t
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:20 PM
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105. Kickin ASS! Todays Mission: Go taunt a Puke.
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budkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 02:00 PM
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106. So long tubes... you WON'T be missed... at all.
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 02:20 PM
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107. Oh Happy Day eom
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Christa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 02:36 PM
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108. The Repugs
The gift that keeps on giving :toast: :party:
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 05:55 PM
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110. Thank you, Alaska.
I suppose I'll let Florida keep the special crown I made for it. You wouldn't want it, anyway.
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