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Monday, November 5, 2012

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Posted by on Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:12 AM

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OMG, there's an election tomorrow! I'd throw you a link, but you can read about it just about everywhere, so just Google it or something.

Toss-up, schmoss-up. Sure, the pundits want you to believe the presidential race is a toss-up, because that's what'll keep you reading the pundits, but every polling meta-analysis out there, from Nate Silver's 538 to Darryl's "Monte Carlo" analyses at my old haunts HA, have President Obama up comfortably in the electoral college count.

Speaking of meta-analyses... Darryl's got the only one running in the Washington governor's race, and analyzing the last three public polls, he finds Jay Inslee with a 75 percent probability of winning the election. That may sound pretty good, but if the doctor told you you have a one in four chance of terminal cancer, you'd be pretty damn worried. Be worried, and vote, goddammit!

Blame it on Sandy. Republicans are preparing to blame President Obama's imminent victory on Hurricane Sandy. Though I'm not sure if pegging Romney's defeat on an act of God will play with the Republican base the way they intend it to play.

Don't trust Republicans with your ballots! Republicans are going door-to-door offering to collect your ballot and drop it off for you. Can you trust them? Um... they're fucking Republicans!

Don't trust Republicans on the phone! Readers are reporting getting phone calls urging them to vote for "pro-choice" Rob McKenna and a list of other Republicans. Don't believe 'em.

And in non-election related news: I'm sure there must be some non-election related news out there, but I wasn't interested enough to look for it. So Google it yourself.

And finally, in case you're not already aware of how incredibly stupid Tim Eyman's I-1185 is, here's a simple video explaining how stupid Tim Eyman's I-1185 is:


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I love that, at the Republican Convention, Romney mocked Obama for promising to "slow the rise of the oceans" and it will be that very issue which is blamed for Romney's own demise.
Posted by DOUG. on November 5, 2012 at 9:23 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
"Though I'm not sure if pegging Romney's defeat on an act of God will play with the Republican base the way they intend it to play."

Taking this at face value*, one must remember the incredible logical contortions the Republican base are capable of performing. The "act of God" was bringing a "real rain" to that liberal hellhole NYC; that evil Obama and his dimmycrat minions just took advantage. I'm sure there's some biblical parallel they'll cite.

* I read this as a facetious statement, but I feel the need to treat it straight.
Posted by Matt from Denver on November 5, 2012 at 9:36 AM · Report this
In addition to the predictive polling favoring Obama and Inslee, this news made me smile: The Seattle Times has been knocked off the top 25 list of US dailies for circulation:…

Wonder why?
Posted by Fizgig on November 5, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this

I particularly like comparing McKenna to cancer...
Posted by anonymous101 on November 5, 2012 at 10:22 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 5
Yeah, but it's painfully obvious that republicans don't remember anything their candidate said or did longer than about 30 seconds ago. In other words... convention? What convention?
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 5, 2012 at 10:26 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 6
@3 What a worthless rag. Circling the drain because of Blethen's avarice. Ironic.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 5, 2012 at 10:29 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 7
I could tell you what the statewide and Seattle results would be, but you'd laugh.
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM · Report this
Gay Dude for Romney 8
Goldy, the first item was funny. The last item was not funny because the first item was already funny.
Posted by Gay Dude for Romney on November 5, 2012 at 11:16 AM · Report this
Can we have an initiative where we vote to have Tim Eyman tied to a dead octopus and thrown in the back of a pickup truck?
Posted by originalcinner on November 5, 2012 at 11:25 AM · Report this
Simone 10
I've given up listening to any news channels (hardly watch much of any anyway) who keep saying that this presidential race is a tie/close tie. I've even been muting the BBC America news and CBC news when they mention a close race.
Posted by Simone on November 5, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Ipso Facto 11




Jill Stein of the Green Party and Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party will discuss issues ignored by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney!

Will either of these candidates achieve the 5% of the popular vote they need in order to receive matching federal funding and streamlined ballot access for the next election?

Hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation, from the studios of in Washington D.C.

This event will be streamed live at Free and Equal, RT America, and many other outlets beginning at 6:00pm PST!
Posted by Ipso Facto on November 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM · Report this
That was a very convincing (and clever) message about opposing I-1185, but it doesn't matter. Those assholes are going to pass it. Yes they are.
Posted by crone on November 5, 2012 at 6:18 PM · Report this

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