Daily archives: November 4th, 2008

Iowa Goes Blue; Dems at 54 Senate Seats

The numbers are slowly coming in.  Obama right now is at 207 electoral votes to John McCain’s 129.

63 electoral votes to go….

All figures from MSNBC.

New Mexico Goes Blue, West Virginia Red

West Virginia goes for McCain

Check your score cards: Barack Obama 200, John McCain 90.

Memories from the trail:

“The fundamentals of the economy are strong.” – John McCain

Barack Obama Takes Ohio!

MSNBC is projecting that Ohio has gone for Obama.

Thank you, Ohio!

Ohio’s 20 electoral votes gives Barack Obama 195 votes to McCain’s 76.

Next stop, Indiana…

Kay Hagan Wins in North Carolina

Elizabeth Dole is out of the United States Senate.

Welcome Senator-Elect Kay Hagan!

Obama 103, McCain 34

McCain’s campaign strategy has crashed.  The strategy to go through Pennsylvania has failed.

Florida is leaning to Obama, but too close to call.

How do you call a state with 0% of the vote in?

Nevertheless, according to MSNBC, Barack Obama is sitting at 103 electoral votes, John McCain is at 34.

Pennsylvania Goes for Obama!

Thank you Pennsylvania!  Thank you Pittsburgh!  Thank you Philadelphia!!!

2008 Election Results

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Vote “NO” on Proposition 48 in Colorado

From our friend, Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer:

In Colorado, Proposition 48 is up for vote on Tuesday. It is a rather simple statement; here it is in its entirety on the Colorado ballot:

Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution defining the term “person” to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as “person” is used in those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law?

Basically, this amendment to the Colorado Constitution would define a person as an legal entity at the moment a human sperm fertilizes an egg.

Prop 48 is ridiculous for any number of legal reasons. For example, if a woman who is pregnant for a day has a few drinks which cause damage to the embryo, can she be charged with reckless endangerment? What if she takes medicine that saves her but endangers the embryo? If I drive a pregnant woman around, can I use the HOV 3 lanes?

Phil has many good points, but the most important thing to remember is this:

The real point is, Prop 48 isn’t about science, and it’s not even about legal issues. It’s about religion. This proposition is obviously based solely on religious beliefs; there is little reason outside of that to even bring the argument up that a fertilized egg is entitled to rights as a human being. It is only the belief that the human soul enters the cell at that moment that this is an issue at all.

Proposition 48 is religion trying to create legislation, pure and simple.

I happen to believe religion is a good thing.  However, when “religion” is used to abuse, that’s out of line.

Stand up for what’s right.  Vote “NO” on Proposition 49.

Behold the Only Poll that Matters: VOTE TODAY!

I can hardly believe it’s here.  After many, many months, it’s Election Day 2008.


Don’t listen to anyone who tells you the election is November 5.  Don’t listen to anyone who tries to intimidate you at the polls.  In fact, report anyone who tries to intimidate you at the polls.

Today is the day!  Tonight will be, well, awesome.

We stand on the threshold of a dream.