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Elizabeth Warren's Sandy email is so sweet

Rose Siding --

Hurricane Sandy pounded the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Last night, I was home with Bruce and our golden retriever Otis, and we could hear the wind gusting and blowing leaves and branches into the house. The rain came down in sheets. After some time in the dark yesterday, our power is back on -- but I'm keeping the flashlights nearby just in case.

Other parts of Massachusetts -- and cities all along the East Coast -- are much harder hit. We've all seen the terrible photos from New York and Atlantic City. The South Coast here in Massachusetts had significant flooding, and more than 280,000 homes are still without power in Massachusetts today.

A big storm is always hard on people and a strain on local communities. Right now, the people of Massachusetts -- and people all across the East Coast -- could use your help.

Please donate now to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund:


Rose Siding, thank you for being a part of this, and please stay safe no matter where you live.


I can't wait til she's Senator Warren!

Romney Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Mislead Voters In Wisconsin

...Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, six such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks.

One blatant falsehood occurs on page 16 of the training packet, which informed poll watchers that any identification cards from a voter “must include a photo”, despite the fact that Wisconsin’s voter ID law has been blocked by multiple state judges for this election.

The training also encouraged volunteers to deceive election workers and the public about who they were associated with. On page 5 of the packet, Romney poll workers were instructed to hide their affiliation with the campaign and told to sign in at the polls as a “concerned citizen” instead. As Kristina Sesek, Romney’s legal counsel who just graduated from Marquette Law School last year, explained, “We’re going to have you sign in this election cycle as a ‘concerned citizen.’ We’re just trying to alleviate some of the animosity of being a Republican observer up front.”

This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.


It would certainly slow things down here in WA State at the Accessible Voting Centers where I'll be working for the county.

Freeps VILE Conclusions On How Sandy Impacts Election

The OP thinks God's helping Romney out because people in the storm's path, being without power, will be forced to listen to conservative talk radio. Seriously...

...Without electricity, many people will choose to stay in their homes or dank emergency shelters. Without working televisions, they'll drag out the extra blankets and fire up the furnace or the fireplace while they listed to the RADIO for news and emergency updates.

Yes, radio. Many homes still have some battery-powered radios, some attached to emergency flashlights, with which they will listen attentively since the batteries on their laptops and cell phones won't function very long without recharging.

Some undecideds and even a few frustrated liberals will sit through shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham and possibly hear, for the first time, about stories the mainstream media has ignored or pooh-poohed and could inspire a few of them to not vote for four more years of Obama. Even if they are just miffed enough to not vote at all, that's probably a win for Romney.

It's like they don't know us at all, man! The responses are golden; A perfect little selection of the ugly on the other side of the aisle.

We have the bigot-

To: OrangeHoof
"What? No power? No TV? No Oprah? No View? And just what am I supposed to do for the next few days? Can't even charge up my Obamaphone! An' the 7-11 ain't accepting EBT cards. The hell? Obama...Obama sucks!

*accompanied by photo of AA woman

and the, um,...bigot-

Maybe Obama’s voters will be too busy looting to vote.

The poor student of science-

To: OrangeHoof
I prefer to think of it as God conducting an object lesson in exactly who really controls the ocean levels.

The even meaner poor student of science-

...These sodomite baby killers should be on their knees repenting for the way that they live. Bad storms have happened in many states with very sad results.....but this is the worst storm ever experienced in the the U.S.A. and to me it's a sign of the retribution for the way things have been going in our country.

The hateful-

Speaking of wash, it looks like NYC received a power wash and a blow dry. Hopefully, it gets rid of the pee smell.

And the oblivious-

To: OrangeHoof
No, I think it helps Obobo. Look for his encouraging words everyday. I expect to see him passing out relief supplies too.

(Why would anyone expect less of a president?)

"Unusual Event" at Oldest US Nuclear Power Plant Upgraded to an "Alert"

...The oldest U.S. nuclear power plant, New Jersey’s Oyster Creek, was already out of service for scheduled refueling. But high water levels at the facility, which sits along Barnegat Bay, prompted safety officials to declare an “unusual event” around 7 p.m. About two hours later, the situation was upgraded to an “alert,” the second-lowest in a four-tiered warning system.

Conditions were still safe at Oyster Creek, Indian Point and all other U.S. nuclear plants, said the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which oversees plant safety.

A rising tide, the direction of the wind and the storm’s surge combined to raise water levels in Oyster Creek’s intake structure, the NRC said. The agency said that water levels are expected to recede within hours and that the plant, which went online in 1969 and is set to close in 2019, is watertight and capable of withstanding hurricane-force winds.

The plant’s owner, Exelon Corp., said power was also disrupted in the station’s switchyard, but backup diesel generators were providing stable power, with more than two weeks of fuel on hand.


Indian Point was shut down and no trouble was reported there.

You Can Vote However You Like

These little ones are all four years older now. I hope they are as joyful this time around!

The kids from the Ron Clark Academy performing live "You Can Vote However You Like," a parody to TI's "Whatever You Like". Atlanta Georgia Ron Clark Academy.


Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

(McCain supporters)
McCain is the man
Fought for us in Vietnam
You know if anyone can
Help our country he can
Taxes droppin low
Dont you know oils gonna flow
Drill it low
I'll show our economy will grow

McCain's the best candidate
With Palin as his running mate
They'll fight for gun rights, pro life,
The conservative right
Our future is bright
Better economy in site
And all the world will feel our military might

(Obama supporters)
But McCain and Bush are real close right
They vote alike and keep it tight
Obama's new, he's younger too
The Middle Class he will help you
He'll bring a change, he's got the brains
McCain and Bush are just the same
You are to blame, Iraq's a shame
Four more years would be insane

Lower your Taxes - you know Obama Won't
PROTECT THE LOWER CLASS - You know McCain won't!
Have enough experience - you know that they don't
STOP GLOBAL WARMING - you know that you won't

I want Obama
Stick with McCain and you're going to have some drama
We need it
He'll be it
We'll do it
Let's move it

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

I'm talking big pipe lines, and low gas prices
Below $2.00 that would be nice

But to do it right we gotta start today
Finding renewable ways that are here to stay

I want Obama
Stick wit McCain you gone have some drama
Iran he will attack
We gotta vote Barack!

Obama on the left
McCain on the right
We can talk politics all night
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

Democratic left
Republican right
November 4th we decide
And you can vote however you like, I said
You can vote however you like, yeah

*It is parody, so the lyrics should be ok to post in full.

Up for Some Freeper Debate Woe?


Geezuss h christmas

End of debate and i finally get on

Meanwhile i had to frigging look at huffpo to follow the damn thing.....they had nearly 15,000 replies....damned enemy

kos.....50 posts per minute average

All ran fine.....i did not check trixie

But i mean really....we have bogged down most major events since Bush Gore

This has got to change......

I just dont get it......600 replies and we collapsed

Btw....Romney was plain awful

Let every opportunity pass and equating nuke power south africa with iran

I mean wtf?

We sure never feared south africa for world immolation

I hope Romney wins but he is one weak politically correct somebeach

Lord why could it not have been Newt

We may win but it will be with a zoned out northeastern moderate

Damn...just damn

My wife just said she feels stupid voting for Romney but we have no choice

753 posted on 10/22/2012 7:48:52 PM PDT...
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“Oh, by the way I have been trying to send this f’ing post for an hour!!!”

I thought you were giving up...

This site will be useless on Election Night.

759 posted on 10/22/2012 7:51:19 PM PDT...

All the pundits saying Romney did what he had to do by coming across as presidential. This only make sense if he has a commanding lead and is attempting to run the clock out. I think based on the polls he had to be aggressive and WIN THE DEBATE. He didn’t do that. He played not to lose rather than to win. Unforgivable.

Of course if the polls are wrong and he knows something I don’t then I could be wrong.

790 posted on 10/22/2012 7:56:56 PM PDT ...
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To: ...
I agree. I wish we had Newt going head to head with Dumbo.

I had a hard time watching tonight. I just get so sick of all Dumbo’s lies and his damn line, “the rich need to contribute a little more”. He makes me fricken sick every time he says that!!!!!!!!!

791 posted on 10/22/2012 7:57:03 PM PDT...)

“We have things called aircraft carriers and fighters now, We have a modern military”. He delivered it well and I had to laugh, OH-OH.
Point for Obama. I don't think that will be a game changer though. Also, my perspective may be different from most viewers, for example, I remember Obama's promise to eliminate weapons research, since before the 2008 election.

BTW Marines do use bayonets today, but they don't have "Corpse-men."

One thing that seems to repeat in all these debates: O gets in a long list of points and the mod moves on to the next question and R can't respond. Maybe that is just skillful debating on O's part, but he seemed to get the last word more than R.

813 posted on 10/22/2012 8:02:14 PM PDT...

Maybe I’m missing some crucial context given that I tuned out the debate halfway thru from boredom… but I thought Romney came off weak and pandering, as if Squishy Mitt was back again and reminding me exactly why I never wanted him as nominee in the 1st place.

This whole debate could’ve been won by simply pointing out that Obama basically sat idly by watching our ambassador Stevens plus others die, and did absolutely nothing. No further analysis necessary.

845 posted on 10/22/2012 8:14:18 PM PDT

Huge loss for Romney in my opinion. He had to be aggressive and wasn’t- the polls do not justify such a passive performance. He didn’t attack when he should have and he didn’t respond effectively when attacked. Unbelievably frustrating. Hopefully I am completely wrong. Wonder what Krauthammer thinks.

748 posted on Mon Oct 22 2012 19:47:08 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time...

4 Days Before FP Debate, Romney Visited PAC That Touts Communism As Greatest Threat

My take-away from that visit? This man has no place on the national stage, or on a grade school stage, for one of two reasons. He either has no more grasp of reality than a grapefruit (no offence), or he is perfectly willing to be bought and sold to a degree that reveals a total lack of character.

Meanwhile, as Ann was on The View, Mitt Romney made a surprise appearance at the meeting of a Colorado Political Action Committee — also known as a campaign funding PAC.

The group, the American Conservative Union, boasts of being one of the oldest conservative organizations in the country. It champions a mission statement that asserts ......... “the forces of international Communism are, at present, the greatest single threat to these liberties.” (Either the statement of principles hasn’t been updated, or next week’s foreign policy debate is going to be considerably more exciting than anticipated.)

Romney’s appearance on The View had been widely anticipated since he admitted at a private fundraiser that he was nervous about sitting down with the “non-conservative” and “sharp-tongued” women. This comment, along with the now infamous 47 percent comment, was recorded in a secret video leaked by Mother Jones.


Bolded portion is my own emphasis.

"At First I Got Upset. And Then I Started Pacing. And Then I Started Crying"

I read what the candidate's son said about punching the president and was mostly satisfied that he got steamed enough to go on record with his brash statement. I guess that's what getting all tangled up in the process does to me.

Then I encountered this beautifully expressed perspective which hadn't occurred to me at all. I wish it had.

therehastobeaway at kos writes:

At First I Got Upset. And Then I Started Pacing. And Then I Started Crying

I even wrote about it. I wrote about how even though he doesn't share the history of the Oliver Browns and Homer Plessys and Rosa Parkses, he nonetheless inherited their burdens. I wrote about how even though his forebears didn't endure the whips, the slashes, the examples made out ofs, or the hangings, he nonetheless inherited the complicated world left in their wake. I got upset again; I shed another tear as I thought of the serious black men throughout the country right now with ephemerally clenched jaws and stiffened fists upon seeing the Tagg Romney headline.

But then I closed my eyes and thought about how the big man himself would respond. With that catalytic grin of his, perhaps; or an understated quip. Or a presidential "I've dealt with worse than that", sans acrimony. Perhaps he would just smile, knowing he's already triumphed—because for one of the first times in history, Tagg Romney can't. And that thought alone was enough to make me feel fine again. A wave of calm immediately washed over me.

You know, he suffers the indignities. The calls for birth certificates. The effigies outside his field offices. The jokes about his father's birthplace. The proclamations that he is not smart, or "doesn't think like us". And he just takes it. Because he has to. Because there is no precedent for him. He is the standard bearer. He sets the example. He is the mountaintop. The one with whom the buck stops.

When Barack Obama took this office, he accepted a burden greater than that of any other man on Earth, black or otherwise. And for that, history will someday jump out of its seat and judge him not by the color of his skin but by the content of his character. He fights for that each day, just by being him. My jaw now softened, my fists unclenched, I set my eyes upon the dream, knowing it will someday come.

At first, I got upset. And then I started pacing. And then I started crying. But now, I just feel fine.


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