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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:27 AM
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Everyone please give props to Longhorn: Winner of the 2008 Electoral Vote prediction contest!
(Sorry it took me so long to post this. It fell by the wayside because there weren't any official results from Missouri for a couple weeks. And during that time I kinda forgot. :blush: )


All hail Longhorn! The only DUer to accurately predict the final electoral vote in the Presidential race!

365-173

Every state correct (including Nebraska!).

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Woo-hoo! :applause: :fistbump:

Please post congratulatory props here:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:32 AM
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1. Yay.. but your tardiness probably cost Longhorn the Sec of State position
:rofl:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:46 AM
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11. No wonder you're a DUzy winner!
Thanks for the laugh! It's a great way to start the day! :hi:
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:55 AM
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20. So what's the stock market going to do tomorrow?
You're bound to know.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:01 AM
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25. I predict there will be buying and selling
and the end result will be negative, positive, or no change. :hi:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:15 PM
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139. I'm puttin' some real money down on this prediction.
Believe me, you will suffer if you're wrong.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:32 AM
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155. You can take it to the bank --
well, if you can find one that's open! ;)

:hi:
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:44 AM
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197. I sorta wish you hadn't put it that way.
Bank collapse...
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:50 PM
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208. Oh, dear!
I hope that was on purpose!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:56 PM
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122. Wow!
Good going Longhorn! :toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:57 PM
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124. I thank you kindly,
mzmolly! :hi:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:15 AM
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186. Congrats Longhorn!
Very impressive!

:yourock: :bounce: :yourock: :bounce: :yourock: :bounce: :yourock: :bounce: :yourock: :bounce: :yourock: :bounce:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:51 PM
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209. Thanks!
:hi:
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sazemisery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:36 AM
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2. Bravo, Longhorn, bravo. K&R n/t
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:46 AM
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12. Thanks!
:hi:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:38 AM
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3. BRAVO!
A REAL CHAMP!

With REAL S**T Kickers!!!!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:48 AM
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13. Thanks!
I think I'll wear them today! :hi:
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:38 AM
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4. Very good!
Nominated.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:49 AM
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14. Thanks!
All that time studying that map paid off! :hi:
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NoPasaran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:41 AM
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5. Way to go, Longhorn!
:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:50 AM
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15. Well, I'm happy that a Longhorn won something this week!
Thanks! :toast:
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Dem_in_Nebr. Donating Member (48 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:32 PM
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99. Do I sense a bit of bitterness there?
Or is it just me! ;-)

Anyway Longhorn, you rock!!! :-)

(I'm really happy about that one electoral vote from Nebraska!!!!)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:39 PM
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101. I'll bet you are!
Congratulations! :hi:

And no, not bitter. We've had a good season! :D
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:14 AM
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6. Nice picks
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:53 AM
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17. I really have to give credit to a Nebraska DUer
who opined that Obama would win that one vote. I figured a Nebraskan would know. I think lots of people predicted 364.

Thanks! :hi:
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:21 AM
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7. That is impressive. I think Longhorn should do a prediction thread
for every major election.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:54 AM
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18. Well, if I were that good, we would have never had Bush*!
He would never have beat Ann Richards for governor! :mad:

Thanks! :hi:
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:24 AM
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8. Is Longhorn's real name Nate Silver?
:party:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:55 AM
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19. LOL!
Thanks for the laugh! :hi:
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:39 AM
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9. Congrats Longhorn!
Longhorn is a favorite of many Duers in the cancer forum. Her encouragement and advice for others who are experiencing the disease is priceless. Despite her own battle with cancer, she is always there with kind words or links to information to find the answers we seek. She is one of the moderators at the cancer forum.

Longhorn is a fellow Texan, so when it comes to politics, we have an uphill battle trying to turn our state blue, once more.
I am glad she is getting recognition for her winning the EV prediction, but this lady deserves so much more for her support and kindness.

Longhorn, we at DU love you! Keep up the fight and get well!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:44 AM
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10. Oh, my, you're so kind!
I thought my day was made because I get to pick a DU 2009 Photo Calendar as my prize! But your comments are even more of a prize. Thanks so much! :hug:
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Window Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:04 PM
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47. Hear, hear. Beautiful post.
Way to go Longhorn!


:thumbsup:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:01 PM
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66. Yes, he brought tears -- the good kind -- to my eyes.
What a way to start the day! :)

And thanks to you, too, Window! :hi:
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:52 AM
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16. Huzzah Longhorn!
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 08:54 AM by Lasher


And I knew you before you got famous!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:58 AM
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21. Please let me know if this fame changes me!
:D

Thanks! :hug:
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:59 AM
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22. Good call Longhorn!
:thumbsup:

:thumbsup:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:01 AM
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26. Thanks, Friend!
:hug:
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:00 AM
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23. Yeah Longhorn!
:yourock:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:02 AM
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27. Thanks!
A little luck is nice now and then! :hi:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:01 AM
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24. Congratulations!
Nice boot. :)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:03 AM
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28. Thanks! I wish I really had that boot!
Mine aren't quite as cool but they serve the purpose! :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:05 AM
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29. Thanks, Skinner! And thanks for the 2009 DU Photo Calendar as my prize!
I can't wait to get it! The photos last year were beautiful and I'm sure they'll be just as great this year!

:hi:
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Hokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:45 AM
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33. Congrats Longhorn
Didn't you win my 2008 DU Sweet 16 basketball pool too? I can't find the final results on Yahoo.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:47 PM
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52. You know, I think I led at one point but I'm not sure I was the actual winner.
After all, I picked Texas to win it all! ;)

Thanks! :hi:
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Hokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:55 AM
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200. I found some old posts and you led after the first round
I can't find where I posted the final standings. Anyway, great job on picking the EV exactly. Maybe you can give Nate Silver a run for his money, hi hi.
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:26 AM
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30. Huzzah Huzzah!!!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:47 PM
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53. Thanks!
:hi:
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:29 AM
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31. Congratulations!
Great job!

:thumbsup:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:48 PM
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54. Thanks!
:hi:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:42 AM
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32. Congrats, Longhorn
May this only be the start of good news to come.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:49 PM
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55. This sure has made my day!
And I'm feeling very optimistic about 2009, too! Thanks! :hug:
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:46 AM
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34. yup Longhorn's a winner
in more ways than one

:hug:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:49 PM
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56. You're so sweet!
Thanks, Hon! :hug:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:57 AM
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35. Bwahaha - take THAT Larry Summers - you cretin! Girls CAN do math....
..predictive math. And Mr. Summers - YOU would do well to start LISTENING to some of them.

CONGRATULATIONS Longhorn! :woohoo:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:51 PM
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58. Some of us even teach math!
Thanks! :hi:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:16 PM
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87. WoooHoooo! You GO girl!
Kick some misogynist butt.
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Jim Lane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:29 PM
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92. Hey, wait a minute, you're a math teacher?
I think that gave you an unfair advantage. You should be disqualified.

On the assumption that the admins won't do that, however, I join the others in offering my congratulations. Well done! (For my money, your getting Indiana right was harder than picking the Nebraska split.)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:41 PM
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102. Yes, I teach math at community college.
You should definitely appeal! ;)

Thanks! :hi:
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:58 AM
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36. Congrats Longhorn, job well done!! nt
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:51 PM
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59. Thanks!
:hi:
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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:27 AM
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37. LOL...Now I know where my Crystal Ball went...
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 10:28 AM by rasputin1952
Congrat's!!!


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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:52 PM
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60. When you find it, please let me know!
Thanks, Ras! :hi:
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mtnsnake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:41 AM
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38. Excellent, Longhorn!
Got any winning lottery numbers to share or final scores of any upcoming TX Longhorns bowl games? ;)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:53 PM
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61. If only . . .
although I did correctly predict that OU would win last night. :(

Thanks! :hi:
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cbayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:25 AM
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39. Way to go Longhorn!
I bet you were always the smartest kid in the class.

:woohoo:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:53 PM
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62. Well, I thought so, anyway.
;)

Thanks, Hon! :hi:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:35 AM
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40. Very impressive! Now, who do you like in Tampa Bay v Carolina Monday?
Just curious...
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:56 PM
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63. I would have been rooting for Carolina only because I have Steve Smith
on my fantasy team. But it turns out, I didn't make the playoffs and they started in our league today. :(

So shall I go with Tampa Bay? :)

:hi:
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:45 AM
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41. Salute! and yeeeeehaw!
Way to go! :party: :toast: :fistbump: :yourock: :woohoo: :applause: :patriot: :toast: :party:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:58 PM
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64. It's a party in a post!
Thanks, Pal! We sure miss you! :hi:
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:59 AM
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42. How many will Franken win by?
nice job
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:00 PM
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65. I bookmarked the official vote count and check it all the time
but there are so many variables with all of those challenged ballots! I sure hope he pulls it off!

Thanks! :hi:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:04 PM
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43. 365-173? That's what I was going to guess but
...I had computer problems and...er...my mother was sick...umm, my cat ran away...?

Congrats Longhorn!! :fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:02 PM
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68. I'll bet a lot of people didn't know that Nebraska could split its vote.
I had inside information from a Nebraskan DUer -- wish I could remember who it was!

Thanks! :hi:
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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:33 PM
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44. Give 'em a raise!!!
Congratz!!1

:bounce:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:05 PM
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70. I'll take ten percent!
Let's see -- .10 times zero = :rofl:

Thanks! :hi:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:39 PM
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45. Bravissima, Longhorn!
What an optimist you were..I like your style! :fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:06 PM
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71. Thanks!
And since the election, I've never felt more optimistic in my life! :hi:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:57 PM
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96. Exactly!
:hi:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:54 PM
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46. Way ta go
I had Obama at 364. You remembered Nebraska splits it's electoral votes, thus your correct prediction of 365.

:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:08 PM
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72. Yes, that was really very lucky for me.
I was using the Washington Post electoral map and they had Nebraska and Maine split or I probably wouldn't have known.

Thanks! :hi:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:39 PM
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48. what does longhorn win?
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 02:51 PM
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57. A trip to the college football championship game in Miami!
:hide:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:11 PM
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75. We had our chances.
There's always next year!

:D :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:10 PM
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73. Any item from the DU Store but I knew I wanted a DU photo calendar.
I got one last year and it is absolutely gorgeous! The DU Photography Group submits the photos. I think they'll be selling them soon. :hi:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:43 PM
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49. Missed it by that much!!
I missed it by Missouri and the one vote in Nebraska, which I really, really wanted to count, but wimped out at the last moment.

Congrats to Longhorn!!

THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU ....




Hell yes, I'm a tea sip!!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:15 PM
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76. Howdy!
I would have loved to see Obama win Missouri but the trend seemed to favor McCain.

I'm sure I predate you -- I went to school with Earl -- Class of '78! Hook 'em, Horns and thanks! :hi:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:23 PM
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90. I was THERE for Earl, and saw him play in high school, too.
Edited on Sun Dec-07-08 04:29 PM by TexasObserver
I graduated from the law school there in 1977, and was working for a downtown firm the entire season. I drove up and down the Drag after every game, in those impromptu celebrations we had after each win.


My car? A brand new, burnt orange Buick Regal, with a white top and white leather interior!!

1977 was a very good year all the way around. Graduated. Got a job. Got a car. Got married. Took and passed the bar. Tried my first jury trial the day I was sworn in. And cheered the Horns on every weekend! It was a sweet year.

Ever go to Billy Shakespeare's on 6th, or Scholz Garten? I worked in the legislature my last year of law school, writing bills, and Scholz Garten was THE place to be for young pols back then.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:51 PM
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103. Wow, our paths surely crossed somewhere!
My husband and I both worked at the Capitol at various times from '74 to '76. We were married in '76 during spring break of our junior year. We didn't go back the next year and then I went back in '77-78 to get a BA in political science. I had plans at one point to go to law school but fizzled out on school and started raising a family instead. Our oldest daughter was born on Earl Campbell day, as proclaimed by the legislature on March 12, 1979! :) I finally went to Texas State in 2000 to 2002 and got a master's in math education so that I could teach math at the college level.

We still go to Scholz's and my husband occasionally plays trumpet there with the "Worst Band" on Thursdays throughout the summer.

The seventies in Austin were pretty great, huh? :hi:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:11 AM
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159. Austin in the mid to late 1970s was heaven on earth.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 01:12 AM by TexasObserver
I think of 1975-1979 as the last time the country was truly having a good time. The Iran hostage situation, the oil costs, and the stagflation ended the decade badly, but from the time we got out of Vietnam until late 1979, the country was having a good time.

And I had the clothes to prove it! SNL on Saturday night. The cops in Austin were cool then (not any more). It was a fun, fun time. Barton Pool. Hamilton Pool. Pedernales Falls. BBQ in Elgin. The springs in San Marcos. Octoberfest in New Braunfels. Lake Austin. Hippy Hollow. Matt's El Rancho. Rosie's tamale house. Dirty's hamburgers.

It was a great place and a great time to be a young adult in America.

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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:52 AM
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169. I just had lunch at Matt's on Friday!
And in the 70's, I worked at the PhotoMat that backed up to Dirty's. There's an outdoor eating area there now.

Memories . . .

:hi:
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:58 PM
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212. I took family there last month. (to Matt's)
My sister and her partner, two nieces, a nephew, his wife, and their baby.

That place is a madhouse now, though.

Enjoyed the trip down memory! Congrats again on your big win!
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:53 PM
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50. YAAY!
:applause:


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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:15 PM
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77. Thanks!
:hi:
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 01:53 PM
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51. Bravo... Bravo....
dang you must have been hanging out with the good guys Long...

So... what does the future holds for our Prez-Elect???

Any guesses... :shrug: B-)

Well done...




:thumbsup: :hi:


:kick:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:16 PM
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78. I think he's going to be the best president ever!
Thanks! :hi:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:02 PM
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67. Wow! Right on the money. CNN and MSNBC should hire Longhorn for election nights.
It must be fun to play with the touch screen thingies they have.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:18 PM
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79. I'm sure I'd wither under the pressure.
But their toys do look like fun! Though wasn't that hologram interview creepy? :hi:
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:18 PM
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88. Yeah, the hologram needs to be retired. Nver want to see that again.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:04 PM
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69. Great Job! So let's get to handicapping some ponies!!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:19 PM
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80. Oh, I love it!
How cute! Thanks! :hi:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:10 PM
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74. Congrats - but
how did you do that??
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:22 PM
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81. The honest answer --
I visited the www.electoral-college.com site every day (just like I did during the 2004 election.) For each state, the webmaster had trend lines that predicted what the result would be if the polling trend continued. On the states that predicted a toss-up, I just kind of went with my gut. And I was born in Indiana and really wanted to see it blue so that was more wishful thinking.

So all in all, I would say that I was just lucky! :blush:

Thanks! :hi:
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:32 PM
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134. Ah - Luck + Shoe Leather!!
It was a winner! A lesson for us all!

:hi:
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:37 PM
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82. Hey Congratulations
:bounce: :woohoo: : :bounce:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:44 PM
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84. Thanks, Pal!
:hi:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:38 PM
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83. So does he get a prize? Congratulations Longhorn. n/t
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:46 PM
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85. Yes, I get anything I want from the DU store. I'm choosing a 2009 DU Photo Calendar
full of photos from the DU Photography Group! I got one last year and it's gorgeous! Lots of talent in that group!

Thanks! :hi:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 03:54 PM
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86. Oh cool!
:-)
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Condem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:20 PM
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89. Don't want to put you on the spot, Longhorn, but...
The future of the US auto industry????
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:53 PM
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104. Damn, where's my mayonaise jar when I need it!


:hi:
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:28 PM
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91. congrats to you!
and, thankfully, we all won when Obama did.

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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:54 PM
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105. We sure did!
I'm still pinching myself!

Thanks! :hi:
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lavenderdiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:30 PM
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93. Congratulations, Longhorn!
I always knew you were one smart gal! And a sweet friend too- :hug:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:55 PM
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106. Thanks, Hon!
It's always a good day when I get to hear from you! :hug:
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pettypace Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:40 PM
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94. and the NE district?
I'm gonna have to start doing searches for her posts going forth...must reads!

Major props.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:56 PM
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107. I credit a Nebraska DUer who happened to post that he thought Obama
would take it. I wish I could remember who it was to give him credit!

Thanks! :hi:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:42 PM
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95. Props to his Clairvoyance!
:applause:


Me on the other hand, didn't even try to guess! :shrug:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:56 PM
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110. Just very lucky!
Thanks! :hi:
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 04:58 PM
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97. K&R. That is something! I don't think ANYONE got it exactly right-not even Nate Silver!
:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:01 PM
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111. I'll bet Nate would have called it if he knew he could have won a DU Calendar!
;)

Thanks! :hi:

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salonghorn70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:22 PM
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98. CONGRATS and HOOK 'EM HORNS
It took a Longhorn to figure that one out. :toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:02 PM
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112. Thanks, salonghorn70!
Always good to see a fellow Longhorn on the board! :toast:
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:34 PM
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100. Major props for a perfect prediction! n/t
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:03 PM
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113. Thanks!
:hi:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:56 PM
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108. Wowsuh! A future in campaign work?
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:04 PM
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114. I'm pretty good at stuffing envelopes!
;) :hi:
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John Q. Citizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:14 PM
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118. I was thinking strategic resource allocation or something exotic with lots of access.
Anyway congrats on proving just how right you can be sometimes!
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 05:56 PM
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109. Congrats, Longhorn!
Predicting Obama would win NC while losing MO was pretty savvy. :toast: :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:06 PM
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115. I guess all those hours of poring over the maps paid off, huh?
Thanks, Buddy! :hi:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:12 PM
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117. You should open shop as a political consultant, make big bucks!
Seriously, you deserve this big time. Thanks so much. Love that you won (I didn't even enter!).
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:27 PM
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119. There was a time I thought I was going to have a career in politics.
Now it's more of a hobby, though there's so much at stake, it's hard to think of it that way. Instead, I try to teach my students to be critical thinkers and hopefully, knowledgeable voters!

Thanks for the vote of confidence! :hi:
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:06 PM
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125. Nice answer! Good for you...
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:09 PM
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116. No gimme on this one!
Kudos!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:27 PM
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120. Thanks!
A little analysis and a lot of luck! :hi:
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Catamount Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:39 PM
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121. Well Done!
K&R


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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 06:56 PM
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123. I love seeing all those donkeys!
Thanks! :hi:
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:10 PM
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126. Huzzah!
Congrats to Longhorn!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:15 PM
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127. Thanks!
:hi:
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Dem2theMax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:23 PM
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128. Longhorn, I haven't posted in a while. But for you, I logged in!
The Patron Saint and I would both like to congratulate you! Pretty darned impressive.
All these DU'ers and you were the ONLY one to get it right. Then again, you do have a way with numbers.

Sir Robert got dressed up for the occasion.



And since Skinner didn't give you an award, (Skinner...bad boy,) here is one from the good old movie days.

Congrats! :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:08 PM
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131. It's so great to see you on the board!
You must come visit the Classic Movies Group! I promise we won't put you to work! :)

Skinner is sending me an award -- a DU Photo Calendar! But I gratefully accept your award, too! Thanks, Hon! I hope you're doing well! :hug:
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carnie_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:27 PM
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129. Way to go longhorn
:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:09 PM
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132. Thanks!
:hi:
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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 07:40 PM
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130. Very impressive.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:09 PM
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133. Thank you!
:hi:
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:40 PM
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135. Wow!!
Very impressive!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:12 PM
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137. Thanks!
:hi:
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Ediacara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 08:56 PM
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136. Congratulations!
I was almost there; if Obama had gone to Yellowstone County in Montana and spent a little more time in Missouri I'm sure that it would have been MY prediction that won :-)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:13 PM
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138. Wouldn't that have been great?!!!
Thanks! :hi:
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:16 PM
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140. WTG, Longhorn!

That contest went right past my radar screen, but I'm glad I saw the final happy outcome.



And I hope you do enjoy the calendar. I shot November! :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:16 PM
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147. Oh, cool!
I can't wait to see it! I so enjoyed this year's calendar!

Thanks! :hi:
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:21 PM
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141. AMAZING! Congrats, Longhorn!!! nt
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:16 PM
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148. Thanks!
:hi:
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DUlover2909 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:26 PM
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142. Congratz Longhorn!
:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:17 PM
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149. Thanks so much!
:toast:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:38 PM
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143. Congrats Longhorn!
:woohoo:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:18 PM
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150. Thanks, Pal!
I also predict you'll save me room in the hot tub! :hi:
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 09:41 PM
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144. Congratulations for a fine pick and wonderful political acumen.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:18 PM
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151. Aw, shucks!
:blush:

Thanks! :hi:
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Dystopian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 10:15 PM
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145. Congratulations!
Longhorn! The smartest DUer in the world!!

:bounce:

:fistbump:

:applause:

peace~
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:20 PM
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152. I'd just be happy to be the smartest DUer on this thread!
But I think I have a ways to go!

Thanks for your confidence in me! :hi:
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Khaotic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:11 PM
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146. We're Not Worthy!


We're Not Worthy!



All Hail the great Longhorn!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 11:21 PM
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153. Oh, my, I got to start the day with a smile
and I get to end the day with a crazy giggle! Thanks! :hug:
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:10 AM
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154. Outstanding! You must've slept well these past few months...I'm envious!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:54 AM
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170. I hope we'll all be sleeping better once Obama and Congress has a chance to fix things!
Thanks! :hi:
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Renegade08 Donating Member (201 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:33 AM
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156. Damn you Georgia and Missouri; otherwise, my prediction of 391-147 would have won.
I picked the 1 vote in NE, and was pretty confident that Obama would win the too close to call states of Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, and Missouri. I assumed if Obama won Indiana, he'd win Missouri as well. Georgia was admittedly a bit of stretch, but those early voting numbers were looking pretty good for awhile.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:55 AM
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171. Your tally sounds even better!
Maybe next time! :hi:
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nam78_two Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:34 AM
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157. Error: You've already recommended that thread.
K&R for LongHorn!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:55 AM
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172. Thanks, Hon!
:hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:52 AM
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158. Wow! Longhorn -- do you read palms, too?
:woohoo:

:applause:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:56 AM
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173. Hey, there's an idea for a part-time job!
Thanks! :hi:
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:00 AM
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160. Congratulations! Wow!
Some accomplishment! :wow: :applause: :fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:56 AM
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174. Thanks!
:hi:
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:03 AM
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161. :
:applause:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:57 AM
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175. Thanks!
:hi:
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:04 AM
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162. Good for you Longhorn!
Awesome insight!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:57 AM
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176. And a lot of luck!
Thanks! :hi:
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Granny M Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:09 AM
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163. Well done, Longhorn! nt
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:58 AM
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177. Thanks!
:hi:
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:27 AM
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164. Wow! I've never actually been this close to someone who nailed the # of jellybeans to a T!
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 03:28 AM by BlooInBloo
EDIT: Congrats!

Now that I'm thinking about, of course I have to run over to Kos and see if anybody there nailed it for their contest.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:59 AM
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178. Guessing jellybeans -- now that would be hard!
Thanks! :hi:
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:01 AM
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165. We salute you ! Nice pick.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:00 AM
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179. Thanks!
I don't know if I deserve these accolades but I'm sure enjoying them! :hi:
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victoryparty Donating Member (416 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:03 AM
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166. Well done!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:00 AM
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180. Thanks!
:hi:
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:49 AM
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167. Well done.
I was off by four myself. Couldn't resist the lure of a win by an even 200.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:02 AM
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181. Monk, is that you?
;)

Thanks! :hi:
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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:15 AM
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168. OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Longhorn Congratulations!
I've been off the board for awhile and I checkin this a.m. and see this! Love you and think of you everyday! :hug:
:bounce: :applause: :bounce: :applause:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:05 AM
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182. I think about you, too!
Thanks for thinking of me, Dear, and stay strong -- we'll do it together! :hug:
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racaulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:09 AM
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183. Way to go, Longhorn!
This electoral college victory was a tricky one to predict (like all others, I suppose). There were several states that could have easily gone to either camp, like Missouri and North Carolina, and then there were wildcards like Indiana and Nebraska's 2nd. Getting them all right, nationwide, is quite a feat.

Congratulations! And just for that, you get my first ever use of the fistbump smiley! :fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:11 AM
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190. You're very kind!
And I'll use it for the first time right back! :fistbump: Thanks! :hi:
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alwysdrunk Donating Member (908 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 09:18 AM
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184. Good job on the prediction, and on being a good sport.
I'm impressed by your extreme 538ness, but equally impressed at the fact you waited for Skinner to post this thread and didn't just post like 5 threads crowing how you were right. Being that you were exactly right, that would have been hard for me to do if I was you.

:toast:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:14 AM
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191. I have to admit that I PM'd Skinner to see if a winner had been declared.
I really wanted that calendar but I never dreamed he'd post this thread and that I would get such wonderful comments! Now I'm *almost* embarrassed by the whole thing. ;)

Thanks! :toast:
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:10 AM
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185. Hats off to you Longhorn!
And hats off to the folks who worked their butts off to make those beautiful numbers happen. I know that we were dancing the fast dance in Ohio. Peace, Kim
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:15 AM
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192. Thanks for all your hard work!
You're so right that the numbers are a tribute to folks like you! :toast:
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM
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187. What a smarty pants! Bravo.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 10:29 AM by valerief
:applause:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:16 AM
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193. Thanks!
It's fun to be a smarty pants every now and then! :hi:
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:35 AM
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188. I guess, She is a UT fan.
Congrats Longhorn.


GIG'EM AGGIES!!!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:17 AM
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194. I'm an open-minded UT fan -- my son-in-law is an Aggie!
Thanks! :hi:
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:09 AM
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189. But because of a strange tie-breaking rule, Skinner will REALLY give the Award to Sooner.
Congratulations, Sooner!

;)
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:19 AM
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195. Funny!
:rofl:

Thanks for making my day! :hi:
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barbtries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:36 AM
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196. too late to rec
but i'll kick it. impressive.
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:52 PM
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210. Thanks!
:hi:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:47 AM
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198. What's the secret champ
:yourock:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:52 PM
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211. A little analysis and a lot of luck!
Thanks! :hi:
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:53 AM
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199. w00t!!! so .... PALIN in 2012 ? running mate ? ROCKY the FLYING SQUIRREL
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:08 PM
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213. I think Palin's "15 minutes" will be up by 2012
but then, I never thought Bush could end up as president. :shrug: So I'm really not that good! :(

Thanks! :hi:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:16 PM
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201. Wow, LONGHORN ....Nebraska, too...!!
Okay ... so .. what new predictions ..?? 2009 ...???

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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:09 PM
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214. I predict that President Obama is going to restore confidence and pride
in this country! :hi:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:28 PM
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225. "Confidence and pride in our country" .... ...
:)
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:20 PM
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202. Alterted. Replaying election.

Everyone should join me in alerting on this Skinner fellow. Heck, he even names himself after that lame principal on The Simpsons like he had a job dealing with a bunch of Barts or something.


Note to anyone thinking of alerting: probably shouldn't actually alert. I doubt the mods would appreciate a bunch of false alerts.


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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:10 PM
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215. Thanks for the fine print!
You saved us some work, I'm sure. :hi:
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ieoeja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:44 PM
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221. Congrats on a perfect prediction.

That Omaha thing was pretty cool.


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bookman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 12:40 PM
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203. Way to go!

Great job. I'm proud that a fellow Texan nailed it.

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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:10 PM
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216. Thanks
and Howdy! :hi:
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:49 PM
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204. Well, alriighty!!!!
Congrats, K!!!! :yourock:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:20 PM
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217. Thanks, eleny!
I'm so happy your state went blue, too! :hug:
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:53 PM
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205. Right On!!....Congratulations....n/t
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:20 PM
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218. Thanks!
:hi:
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 01:56 PM
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206. What kinda stuff did he win at the DU store?
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:21 PM
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219. I chose a 2009 DU Photo Calendar
full of photos by the DU Photography Group. I have the 2008 edition and it's absolutely gorgeous! :hi:
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GodlessBiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:56 PM
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222. Superb choice!
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 02:29 PM
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207. Congrats Longhorn!!
Great job :yourock:

:fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 03:22 PM
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220. Thanks!
:fistbump: :hi:
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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:55 PM
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223. Congrats, Longhorn!
That's some mad skills right there. :fistbump:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:31 PM
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226. Thanks, AspieGrrl!
:fistbump:
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 04:56 PM
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224. Congrats!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 06:31 PM
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227. Thanks!
:hi:
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:28 PM
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228. Kickin'
Cool thread! :)
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