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Superman's product of the century (so far):
Is it happening again? About this stage in the 2004 Gubernatorial race, Gregoire was about 15,000 votes ahead of Rossi.
Now we are pretty much an all 'mail in ballot' state. I wonder how many ballots were mailed today?
There's at least one organization that is putting some legal muscle behind the frustration felt by many Americans over the recently disclosed DHS "Right Wing Extremist" policy.
If you are feeling powerless in the face of big brother, this might be a good place to give from the pocketbook. I did.
Nearest burgh for me is a little town East of Bellevue, Washington: Issaquah. Tea Party at noon today. I was surprised at the size of the crowd - maybe 300 or so. Lots of signs. Very nice and orderly for a bunch of right wing extremists. Folks drove by and honked horns which elicited loud cheers and there were a few chants of "Lower taxes", and "No more bailouts!". Even here in the bastion of liberalism we're havin' a Tea Party!
Right by a monument to freedom downtown...
These folks are just too rowdy!
"Give me liberty or give me debt!"
Previous protests of this size in sleepy Issaquah? 0 Number of reporters? 0
Think I'll go to Seattle for the big one tonight...
In the meantime, when I say "Taxes", you say "No".
Me: "When I say "Freedom" you say "Yes".
Michelle Malkin has a great round up of Tea Parties across the country.
UPDATE: Maybe no reporters - but perhaps surveillance?
Here's a virtual one:
Mark Steyn answers.
2500 "distractions" in 30 days? The press needs a new metaphor.
H/T Brenda Battle-Jordan
How 'bout in Obamerika?
Atlas Shrugged, conservative web site, banned from Department of Homeland Security access - due to content filter. You read that correctly. Pamela has the screen capture at the link.
Anyone care to hazard when the re-education camps begin?
There's one organization, at least, that "gets it".
That's the National Black Republican Association.
H/T Brenda-Battle Jordan.
This just in:
Geithner likes it.
Markets? Not so much...
H/T Chris Stamper.
Michelle Malkin posted this video a couple of weeks ago.
Other than conservative blogs and Fox News, there continues to be no media exposure.
Still just can't quite digest this.
Can we draw any other conclusion than this blatantly corrupt politician (Charlie Rangel is a Congressman!) is so arrogant that he doesn't care who knows that he has shady business deals and is a tax cheat? Is he so assured that his constituency won't hold him accountable? Could the media be more complicit in political corruption?
Is Charlie Rangel a bellwether for this banana republic we now live in?
Has it been that long? We participated in a huge trade show and I got completely immersed in it. Done now. Coming up for air.
In case you were wondering.
The One's coattails were insurmountable. Story and video here.
Keep on keeping on Dino. What you do does assist this state to be more accountable.
God Bless you Dino.
Pundits earlier this evening were saying that nothing was going to be close enough to earn recounts or another look.
Turns out that Norm Coleman and Al Franken are in a death match.
Calling John Fund. Calling John Fund. It's close...
As of 1 AM Pacific Time.
He'll need huge improvement in absentee ballots to overcome this.
Rossi rightly refuses to concede.
Only about half the WA state votes have been counted - we have a long history of absentee ballots changing elections.
Then, of course, we have 2004.
Re-elect Dino Rossi...
All the national networks have called the gubernatorial race here in WA.
The local news channels refuse to do so.
This with 0 votes counted out of Pierce County - and an untold amount of absentee ballots yet to be counted.
At this moment it's 628,495 Gregoire, 591,178 Rossi. That means that half of the votes have been counted.
It's 8:29 PM, most eastern counties not reporting - King County has not reported anything at all yet.
Snohomish County (just north of King County) highest reporting so far - substantially for Gregoire (and Obama).