Friday, November 26, 2010

True Thanks

If you missed this on Thanksgiving Day, you owe it to yourself to watch it.  Its not every NFL pregame show that can bring a tear to your eye. (It is worth putting up with the annoying commercial at the beginning.)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Serenity Now, Serenity Now

Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) -- who claimed this week he is "uniquely qualified among a group of talented contenders to lead the Energy and Commerce Committee" -- said that climate change should not concern us since God has already promised not to destroy the Earth," the Toronto Star reports.

Said Shimkus: "The Earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over. Man will not destroy this Earth. This Earth will not be destroyed by a Flood. I do believe that God's word is infallible, unchanging, perfect."

(H/T - Political Wire)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election Night Live Blogging

Going to bed, but about 60K votes separating Scott & Sink.  May cause me to run for Palm Beach County elections commissioner some day

OK, getting late.  The key number is 52.  If Dems have 52 Senators, its OK.  Washington will then be really funny to watch.  (and I have officially given up on Palm Beach County voting.)

12:35 - FL Gov's race comes down to Palm Beach County, OY

Please, Please, Please - I want Palin v. Obama in 12.  I'll even give her cash.

12:32 - Losses in PA, IL & Wisc cause the stomach acid in the WH tonight

12:31 - Fox says Reid wins.

12:12 - Looks like Reid might win more comfortably than most Dems tonight.

12:11 - Really, Arizona, Jan Brewer?

12:05 - hey CNN, Obama has done transformational.  Look at what he has done. (and does Mary Matlin have a migraine?)

11:57 - CNN says Dems hold Senate, defeat history.

11:51 - GOP winning for CT gov, but votes still outstanding in Stamford, Bridgeport and Hartford.

11:47 - Does Boehner crying really help?

11:45 - Penn. Sen and OH Gov appear to be going to the GOP.  False illusions from earlier.

11:32 - Alot of the missing votes in Fla appear to be from Palm Beach.  Sink has hope.

11:19 - May seem obvious, but key to the House in 2012 for Dems will be recruiting.  Find good candidates!  Lots of seats that are winnable.

11:10 - CNN just announced no votes in Nevada, but still won't make call.  (Why wait?)

11:04 - Hard to say who has less insightful statement - Spitzer v. Parker

10:53 - Apparently Scott has gotten the call in FL.  I shiver.  He becomes the most unpopular Governor in America before he is even inaugurated.

10:50 - I literally expect nothing to happen over the next 2 years.  Advantage Obama.

10:44 - Shrugging about House.  Had assumed we would lose, numbers don't matter, given the Parlimenatry nature of House (especially for GOP).

10:36 - Wisconsin will be a dark spot.

10:33 - BTW was in Hickenlooper's bar in Denver last week.  Good Beer.

10:30 - Colorado may be another bright spot for Dems. (Few and far between)

10:25 - words that should strike fear in all voter - "problems with the vote in Palm Beach County."
 (calling Theressa LaPorre)

10:14 - Looks like Amendments 5&6 in Florida will pass.  Good news for gerrymandering-foes!

10:08 - Expect gridlock. House will be uncontrollable with lots of tea-partiers.   (White House secretly giddy, if they can keep Senate.)

9:49 - Looks like Mass is back in the Dem camp.  Patrick wins and keep 10 of 10 seats.  Scott brown was a fluke.

9:43 - Also some weird results out of South Carolina. Gov's race is too close to call, Alvin Greene got 30+% and Joe "You Lie" Wilson is losing.  Weird when S.C. may be a Democratic bright spot.

9:40 - Getting pessimistic about Sink's chance in Florida.  But still no results from Hillsborough County and need more from Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward.  Still some hope.

9:32 - Listening to Rubio victory speech.  I may be alone, but I have never impressed with Marco Rubio.  But I do expect to see him on a GOP ticket within the next 12 years. (BTW - line of note in the speech "no matter what title I may achieve.")

9:17 - Florida results are maddeningly slow this year.

9:10 - Nate Silver projects 90% of House takeover, but only 2% Senate takeover.  This defies history that when the House flips, so does the Senate.

9:06 - Races in Wisc, Penn., Illinois, and Colorado Senate races could really change the storyline tomorrow.

9:00 - Exit polls in Wisconsin suggests this may be closer than thought

8:49 - With W.V. being called for Manchin, looks like Dems will hold Senate.  House will be a very different story.  Virgina, which was purple in 08, looks to be red again.

Quick Predictions for Today

The GOP takes over, wins 55 seats from Dems, but nets 51 after losing their own seats in DE-At Large, HI-1, FL-25 and IL-10.


Democrats hold the Senate, 53-47.  Wins in Colorado and West Virginia.  Losses in Nevada and Wisconsin.  Surprise win for Democrats in Alaska, but won't be decided for another month.  California is closer than expected


A couple key races, Dems win Florida, Colorado and Ohio. GOP wins in Oregon and Illinois.

(More detailed predictions if I can find the time today)