Monday, October 27, 2008
Ed Note: I wantonly swiped this post from my friend NosyBear who is a blogmate from Les Enrages.org. It was quite the event yesterday, and I'll add video later. - UC
Apparently in estimating the size of the crowd in Civic Center Park in Denver today, the Denver police missed three people: Myself, UC and UC's partner. Here's what 100,003 people look like in Denver's City Center Park.
If you squint really hard underneath the American flag back in the trees, you'll see the three of us the Denver PD missed. I'm the guy next to the pink pixel representing a pink hat worn by a lady standing next to me. For scale, since this was apparently taken using a telephoto lens, it's about a half-mile from the podium to the capital steps. The police are actually estimating more than 100,000 so it looks like we beat St. Louis for the biggest Obama rally in the nation.
Not bad for a state that eight years ago was considered reliably red.
Of course, there were a couple of McCain protesters. We saw these guys trying to look inconspicuous. Of course, our crowd wasn't their crowd - they had nothing to worry about but I'm sure they projected their biographies onto us and thought they were faced with a hundred thousand clones of themselves. I'd have been quiet, too. Not shown is the nun with a placard calling Obama a baby killer. Gotta love that one - when contraception and comprehensive sex education would eliminate most abortions, they can only think the best course the one most discredited: Ban abortions.
A bit more crowd-watching. They were hanging from lamp posts. They were in the trees. They were atop the Denver Post building and the Denver Art Museum. The crowd was huge, polite, and 80% of them had early voted. And finally, we found two of the undercounts:
Not to be premature but it looks like next Tuesday evening will be a very short one for John McCain.
Expect video from UC later....
p.s. Forgot to mention McCain was here last week. The estimated crowd at the National Western Arena (think Stock Show) was 4,000 people. Cheers!
TAGS: 100,000 in Denver, Obama Rally, Undercounts, Don't Tell Anyone our Weather's This Good
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I keep looking at the map and I just don't think there are enough Katherine Harrises or Ken Blackwells in America for McCain to win. Isn't doubting that McCain can steal this election un-democratic? Am I calling down the thunder? What makes me think that the force is with us now?
Let's go back and look at how the last two Predisential elections went down.
I have no doubt that in 2000, illegal voter suppression disenfranchised tens of thousands of Florida voters creating a contest that settled within hundreds of votes.
The results of the recount court battle led to the U.S. Supreme Court handing the election to George W. Bush. Despite the ridiculous logic applied to the imfamous case, the problem was not the decision of the court, but rather the narrow grounds on which Gore's legal team contested the vote. Only when the proper legal application of voter intent--which included overvotes, which were not included in Gore's challenge--was applied to the recount by a consortium of journalists did we finally have conclusive evidence that Gore really won. Many irregularities took place in other states, but the scene of the crime was in one state--Florida.
Four years later, in 2004, illegal voter suppression disenfranchised enough voters for George W. Bush to take Ohio's decisive electoral votes. Once again, the election came down to the state that everyone thought it would come down to for months ahead of the election.
So yes, when the last domino of the election happens to be the state where your brother is Governor and this person
is in charge of elections, then yes, you wind up with this:
And, four years later, if the person in charge of the vote in Ohio is throwing out votes based on the weight of the paper used for their registration, you get this:
Imagine with me for one second that John McCain's team is every bit as good as Greg Palast says they are at suppressing votes. E-vote flipping has been evident as well. Still, in order for this to work, the McCain campiagn still needs to know which states' votes to suppress.
How can they do that when they face the reality of losing Georgia? Stealing Florida or Ohio or both will only mitigate the landslide, not bring victory.
By the way something, it even looks like the Supreme Court is not on their side anymore.
UPDATE: Just because I'm calling it doesn't mean anyone should get complacent. Remember, the goal is a complete shut out. Not one vote for McCain. Now get back to work.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
In the letter, McCain urged Russia's U.N. Ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, to contribute anywhere from $35 to $5,000 to help ensure McCain's victory over Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama, currently ahead in voter preference polls.
"If I have the honor of continuing to serve you, I make you this promise: We will always put America -- her strength, her ideals, her future -- before every other consideration," McCain assured Churkin.
Moscow's mission to the United Nations issued a terse statement on the Republican presidential candidate's letter, saying that the Russian government and its officials "do not finance political activity in foreign countries."
It is illegal for U.S. presidential candidates to accept funds from foreign sources. The McCain campaign accused Obama earlier this month of not doing enough to screen for illegal contributors and asked U.S. election officials to investigate.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Profile:(From The Onion)
Shot at least seven men for giving him the stink eye
Reason For Running:
Wants to Rid Washington of flimflam men, hornswogglers, jakes, jukers, and no-good four-flushers
Yelling at people
Once punched Teddy Roosevelt square in the mouth
UPDATE: You think I'm kidding? Look at this very recent New York Times/CBS poll. Do you notice that while Obama's support has gone up by 5% in one week, McCain's has gone down by 6%? Where do you think that other 1% could have gone?
It's sure as hell not like those kind of people don't exist.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Variations on the Nigerian Royalty scam are on the rise. What I think is really detestable is these ones found me via resume posting and job board accounts like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com. That's right, these creeps target people seeking work and won't mind robbing them blind of their last chunk of money.
Here's what they look like:
Start working with us today! All that you need is to have the bank account
and the opportunity of checking your e-mail twice day. *Previous
experience in finance/accounting is not a mandatory requirement.
It could even be a part time! Your earnings will depend on your
speed and accuracy of completing assignments. Salary starts from
$3,000 USD(2,057 EUR) per month.
Please contact us: Liberty.Trading.Team@gmail.com for additional
information. We look forward to hearing from you as soon as
Sincerely,Liberty Trading team, Michael Gilson,
I am Maxwell Dean, marketing manager of Es Textiles & Fabrics Company .If you know low information folks seeking work and have their resumes up at Monster and other websites, let them know to beware of these jerks. Sad thing is I am sure there are others targeting the same group, and some targets thinking its something that these 'opportunities' could help their period of unemployment.
We are into Raw materials Production of textile and fabrics which I Supply to my
customers in the American geographical region and Europe, For making of good
clothes and Fabrics.
Our customers in AMERICA intend to pay with USA Money Orders, which
is hard for me to cash here in the Cyprus . So I decided to search for a reliable and honest person in USA to help me in cashing the Money Order and send me cash here in Cyprus. All you need do is this; you will accept payment from my customers Coming to you in Money Orders. You will take it to the Bank to have it deposited. You shall be rewarded with a payment of 10% for every payment you receive.
Please if you are interested, forward all requiredInformation below to me :
Present working Status:
Have you done this type of work before ? YES / NO
You must have a bank to process payments !
Reply me as soon as possible only if you are interested as soon as I
receive the above details from you work will commence.
Marketing Manager'Maxwell Dean
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone No: +9054288735018
Thursday, October 9, 2008
While catching up on blogs I came across this little piece of loveliness and harmony via Glenzilla's place.
And worst of all, all of this rage and this innuendo is taking place in the most volatile climate of all — one of severe economic distress and anxiety — and these mobs are increasingly becoming convinced, because the Right and the McCain/Palin campaign is leading them to believe it, that this economic crisis is the fault of the black candidate — Obama — for making banks give mortgages to racial minorities. As an email printed just now by Jonah Goldberg put it — defending someone at a McCain/Palin rally today who screamed he was “very angry” at Obama the “socialist”:He, and the rest of the conservatives in this country are sick and tired of being taken for granted, having our money stolen by the government and given to lazy, ungrateful people who don’t contribute or produce (or often, aren’t even citizens) anything.
This is what happens when you stoke the fury and resentments of people looking for scapegoats and work them into a blind rage. And they didn’t just pop up and start believing this. They’re saying this because the core premise of the McCain/Palin campaign has become that Barack Hussein Obama is a Terrorist-sympathizer, being funded by secret Arab sources, who hates the military and the troops. As McCain now asks in his most sinister tone in every speech: Who is the real Barack Obama? As National Review’s illustratively deranged Andy McCarthy put it: ” Someone is either a terrorist sympathizer or he isn’t; someone is either disqualified as a terrorist sympathizer or he’s qualified for public office.”
Glenn's points are well taken, and the rest of his post does the usual thourough job of painting the whole corrupt media picture.
On a related topic where Glenn did not opine, I will. That's about the outcome of the election.
Let's say that the Thugs are unsuccessful in stealing the election and Obama wins, which I'm pretty comfortable saying since I believe the margin is now too wide to overcome, even with thievery.
The. Dogs. Are. Loose.
The Thugs are preparing and unleashing their foul and vicious members. It's not that I am so worried about Obama's safety. I am worried about every brown skinned person, every gay person, every person willing to speak out against the Reichwings failed and corrupt policies. People of peace will be voilently confronted by these angry dogs of war in the street because "since your not with us, you're against us." Any persons our groups perceived as "other" or "that one" by these turds is going to have a tough time of it, as they/we will be blamed for their precious fanatsy universe crumbling and reality rearing it's long absent head. Commanded by the likes of Sarah Palin these lunatics will be back to bombing Planned Parenthood any day now.
On the other hand, there are these guys. Let's hope there are tons more like them.
TAGS: Wingnuts, Insanity, Sidewalk to Nowhere, If the Thugs steal the election this is how they'll rule, Collectively A Room Temperature IQ, Paste Eaters, Failed Kindergarten Etiquette
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
My new commute to work is somewhat contrarian to a lot of people's commute; I live very near downtown Denver and work out in the suburbs. Actually the Tech Center is not really a suburb, but a business cluster, surrounded by 'burbs.
So most people are commuting the opposite direction, flowing into downtown. Interestingly, people on the bus and train are talking about presidential politics, and a lot. I would guesstimate that it's about 9 to 1 running pro Obama.
They really don't like McCain or Palin.
But I suppose you'd expect dirty fucking hippies who take public transportation instead of driving an SUV solo like a REAL AMERICAN to be all commie pinko like that wouldn't you?
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
A wee bit o wisdom and experience of the gay brothas and sistahs about The Evil Mooselini:
So, um, this gay atheist says "Keep The TaliBaptists From Coming to A Theater Near You! You're Next!"
D E F E A T Mc C A I N!
Since I started my new job/schedule, there has been literally "No Time For Blogging Today!" That should settle down in a week or so, but in the mean time, very light and sparse posting.
Can I just say this about my commute? I'm highly amused in the mornings when my train is flying down the track, and the cars on the freeway are moving reeeaaalllll sssssllllooooowwww.
One more thing. All "Yea" voters on the bailout were schlubs. Don't let them change the language to "rescue" from "bailout." In fact call it THIEVERY!