A physics game. Use the objects on the screen to get the solid green box inside the green box outline. Fun. Aggravating, but fun. If I gave you this link duriug the week, you’d never get any work done. Think “paper plane.”
I am mostly a world traveler nowadays. I am originally from Canada, but now live in Atlanta with my husband, Halef, who is from Indonesia. I've traveled to over 40 countries to date, and I plan to see them all. Currently saving money for that.
Next trip: February in Iran.
Troopergate’s Mike Wooten has been taken off patrols because of the harrassment he is receiving from Sarah Palin supporters.
The Alaska state trooper who was the subject of harsh allegations by Gov. Sarah Palin was taken off patrols recently for his own safety, after her comments allegedly prompted a series of threatening phone calls, KIMO-TV in Anchorage reported Friday.
Classy. This was not by Wooten’s request – it was imposed on him by his superiors for his safety. Here’s hoping Trooper Wooten can take some comfort in the fact that, in some small way, his story helped stop a real disaster from happening in this country.
The First Pooch bites a Reuters reporter:
RedState is pleased to announce it is engaging in a special project: Operation Leper.
We’re tracking down all the people from the McCain campaign now whispering smears against Governor Palin to Carl Cameron and others. Michelle Malkin has the details.
We intend to constantly remind the base about these people, monitor who they are working for, and, when 2012 rolls around, see which candidates hire them. Naturally then, you’ll see us go to war against those candidates.
It is our expressed intention to make these few people political lepers.
They’ll just have to be stuck at CBS with Katie’s failed ratings.
I’ve been shopping at the same grocery store for about 5 years – the Kroger on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta. Most of the people who work there are African American. Because I’m a fairly social person, I have gotten to know 5 or 6 of the staff there fairly well.
Just got back from getting groceries there. The excitement on just about every one of these faces was awesome. I know these people and I have talked to them about politics because of the nature of this election. I think very few of them would have votred for Obama if he was incompetent. I would be willing to bet few of them voted for Sharpton or Jackson, for example.
I was wearing an Obama t-shirt, and I got a high five from a kid who was about 10 years old. I almost lost it right there. His parents can now tell him he can grow up to be president – and they can mean it.
Anyway, you could cut through the excitement and pride with a knife over there today!
We did it. Well, YOU did it. I couldn’t vote, but I shamed people into it, dragged them to the polls, and was a pain in the ass to a lot of people (including, by the way, a couple black people in my office who didn’t think their votes would make a difference in Georgia!) Hopefully, I did my part, too.
Despite this, showing Begich leading Stevens by 6 points:
Showing Stevens winning by a hair. So, when it comes to polling, it appears there are a lot of Alaskans who are too embarrassed to admit that they’ll vote for a criminal – but will anyway.
It looks like Californians, on the whole, are backing Proposition 8… and it makes me sick. I can’t find final tallies, so if you can, leave them in the comments.
Failure to Blow Election Stuns Democrats
Party Faithful Mourn End to Losing Tradition
I took the day off today. Two reasons.
1. I’m a little tired after last night.
2. Most of the people I work with are African-American, and were all very passionate about this election – and I was happy for them. We talked every, single day about this election, and I actually had to convince most of them that Obama was going to win. They didn’t believe me. So today, I doubt any of us will get any work done anyway.
Ok, here it is: Every time Obama wins an electoral vote, you have to take a shot.
This is your pre-Obama wave open thread. I an calling it 350 EVs for Obama. And I am including Georgia. In 2004, 835,000 African-Americans voted in the entire election. This year, 705,000 voted in early voting alone. I’m taking that as a good sign. In addition, I am hearing on local radio that the Atlanta suburbs are experiencing 15-20 minute waits at the polls. Not a good sign for McCain.
I work in Alpharetta, Georgia in a very Red area. I just went out for lunch to get the emissions tested on my car. Took it to a place where, when you walk in, the first thing you notice is a copy of the Ten Commandments on the wall.
Outside: Old white man who is testing my car sees the “GLBT For Obama” sticker on the back of my car.
“That sonofabitch better win!” says he, with a smile.
Maybe there is hope. Of course, I’m sure he didn’t know quite what the GLBT meant.
Love him or hate him – mostly hate him – he did an awesome job on SNL. Good sport.
McCain Fien Gold. Transcript, for those of you who can’t see the video, after the More.
Gun company owner, Dan Cooper, forced to resign from Cooper Firearms because he supports Obama.
Christine Durbin, the oldest daughter of Sen. Dick Durbin and his wife, Loretta, died Saturday of complications from a congenital heart condition in a Washington-area hospital, the senator’s Washington office announced.
Christine Durbin was one of three children in the Illinois senator’s family and had worked for 16 years in the Department of Agriculture’s emerging markets division in Washington. Christine Durbin also is survived by a brother, Paul; a sister, Jennifer; her husband, Marty Johnson; and a son, Alex.
“Chris Durbin, 40, fought a heroic, lifelong battle with heart disease and our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Durbin family,” the senator’s office said in a statement.
Her death comes days before Durbin, who ranks second in the Senate Democratic leadership, seeks re-election Tuesday. Durbin’s office said funeral arrangements were pending.
Just awful. I don’t have kids, but I can’t imagine being in a position where I outlived my child. Condolences to Senator Durbin and family.