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He voted!

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 21:56 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

And you?


Exactly two years ago, SurveyUSA completed interviews with 600 voters in every state (30,000 total interviews), asking them how they would vote in a 2008 Presidential Election between John McCain and Barack Obama. Based on those interviews, SurveyUSA was able to report that:

In November 2006, Obama carried …

1. His home state of Illinois.
2. His birth state of Hawaii.
3. The District of Columbia.

In November 2006, Obama got 28 total electoral votes.

In November 2006, John McCain carried 48 states, and rolled up 510 electoral votes.

How far has Barack Obama come in 24 months?

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  1. I know we’re supposed to “look forward” but there is a valuable lesson to be learned about why Barack came so far and it has to do with the GOP itself, Bush/Cheney/Rice and their megalomania, and the fallout of neoconservative economic and fiscal policy. I personally think there are folks who need to go on trial for war crimes but at the very least the new admin needs to study and pay attention to recent history here.

The perfect antidote to nonstop election coverage.

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 20:37 by John Sinteur in category: News

update: it appears too much traffic took it off the air… pity.

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Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 19:29 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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Remember the moment you knew Obama was going to win this? This was mine:

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 15:40 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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  1. Thanks to the votemaster for this great link, And thanks to Daily irrelevant for an inspirational start to a historic day!

  2. This was mine, no celebs but one awesome oldster:


  3. No policy. No platform. No division. No REASON to vote one way or other in Indecision 2008.

    But a powerful, powerful message. I’ve decided.

  4. Everyone should hope for a better world…

Automakers Report Grim October Sales

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 15:38 by John Sinteur in category: News


Sales of new cars and trucks in the United States plummeted in October to levels not seen in the auto industry in 25 years.

The stunning fall-off affected all automakers, as shaky consumer confidence and the inability of many eager shoppers to get loans because of tight credit drove sales down 31.9 percent during the month compared with the same period last year.

The grim results — particularly for General Motors, whose sales dropped by 45 percent during the month — raised new concerns about the chances of survival for Detroit’s troubled Big Three.

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  1. The Automakers of the US have literally had decades to clean up their act. They have insisted on producing junky cars that won’t last and guzzle gas, Ford Explorers and Chevy Blazers and Hummers. Meanwhile they have NOT listened to the public, but instead thought that they could “create” demand for their inferior products by slick advertising. THIS ONLY WORKS JUST SO FAR. They lost the lion’s share of their market to the Japanese, due to their own stupidity, and CONTINUE to this day.
    I have a Dodge van. Now you would think that after almost a century of building cars, they could get it right? NOPE! With less than 100,000 miles it’s on it’s second transmission and the engine is burning oil so badly it needs a complete engine job. The seats have deteriorated (through only Normal Use) The paint is faded. The plastic on the headlights is foggy due to being too soft for the job. The molding around the windshield is leaky and loose. ETCETERA!!!!
    It is too bad that the workers are the ones who suffer because of the designers’ and managers’ policies of “build ’em cheap” instead of “build ’em RIGHT”, but so it is.

    Next time I buy a Toyota!

  2. No! You MUST bail them out! Give them the 25bn! They need it. Honestly, banks were bailed out, why not carmakers? And carpenters? And struggling artists?
    Socialism FTW!


Photo of the Day

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 15:24 by John Sinteur in category: News


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sheds tears while talking about his grandmother Madelyn Dunham who raised him and passed away this morning, during a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, November 03, 2008. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/ Getty Images)

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How to Pull a Palin Punk: Perseverance

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 14:57 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008


The radio DJ who pulled off one of the most spectacular prank phone calls of all time — he punk’d Gov. Sarah Palin by posing as French President Nicolas Sarkozy — said he simply began at the bottom of her staff and worked his way up to get the Republican vice presidential nominee on the telephone.


Audette said the prank started with a call to Alaska. “We started by calling the governor’s office in Alaska, and after that, we were transferred from one person to another. It took us about four days. We spoke to about a dozen people, and that’s how we were able to speak to her,” Audette told ABCNews.

“The people running her campaign are not adequately protecting her. Either they are not doing their work, or they have given up — which tells you the wheels are coming off the bus.”


Audette said that most of the time, he is only able to use “30 to 40 percent of the material” he and Trudel have written for their crank calls before the person they are conning realizes the put on.

“But with Mrs. Palin we got lucky, because we used all the material we had written. At the end, we had to improvise.”

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the Daily Irrelevant

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 14:03 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

Okay…. I had a special edition of the site online, to “celebrate” the election today, but a mention of the site on electoral-vote.com means I’m returning with the normal site a bit early… to thank the Votemaster for the link and for allowing me to be part of a great experience.

Now, if you haven’t voted yet: GO! You’re not going to let a little bit of rain get in the way, right?

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McCain vs Palin

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 9:33 by John Sinteur in category: Indecision 2008

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Obama’s beloved grandmother dies

Posted on November 4th, 2008 at 9:22 by John Sinteur in category: News


Barack Obama made no secret of the reason for his 36-hour dash to Honolulu when only ten days remained before decision day in the presidential race. His beloved grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, was gravely ill and he was afraid she might not make it through to the campaign finish.

A television script-writer might have hesitated before capping this sub-plot to the Obama odyssey this way, however. Stricken with cancer, the 86-year-old former bank executive slipped away just hours before America is to decide whether to put the man she helped to raise into the White House.

The candidate was campaigning yesterday morning in Jacksonville, Florida, when aides gave him the news of his grandmother’s passing. He and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, who still lives in Hawaii and campaigned for him there during the primaries, issued a joint statement shortly afterwards.

“It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer,” they said. “She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud.”



In what the Washington Post called “perhaps the most ill-timed press release of the 2008 campaign,” the California Republican Party announced that they’d filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Sen. Barack Obama had illegally funneled funds from his campaign account for his personal use.

The use? Visiting his dying grandmother, whose passing was announced this afternoon.

The GOP sent the release at 1:30 pm ET, a few hours before Obama’s grandmother’s death was announced.

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  1. It is good to see that there are normal people all in this craziness:

    One comment, from Jason in Altoona, Pennsylvania, reads, “I will be voting for John McCain tomorrow, but I want to convey my deepest sorrow and condolences to Senator Obama and his family for their loss. I lost my grandmother a year ago, so I know how hard it can be.”

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    I wish there were more people like this guy.