Monday, February 04, 2008

Sign(s) of the Times


High Noon Show-Down & Electoral Shoot-Out in 20 States!

I’m claiming that my home and yard are so strategically located that my signage articulates my message to everyone in my precinct, that I really don’t have to walk it with flyers. I live on a three-way corner so that drivers and walkers get my message coming and going, twice a day. If I were actually to get out and walk and ring doorbells, that would be overkill.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Meantime, I’m not reading polls, or posting them. I don’t believe in “counting winnings until the dealing’s done”.

The night’s still young. Maybe I can call in to HQ and see if I can do some phone banking. . .

20 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Peekay said...

Obama now on C-Span out of Boston.

2/04/2008 08:07:00 PM  
Blogger Yellow Dog said...

Been watching. He was introduced by Teddy Kennedy, who's clearly run down. Pooped like the superannuated race horse that he is.

2/04/2008 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger skip sievert said...

Sign of the Times.

Credit card collapse next.

Houses in default.

The same tired homily's by Politicos.

Do we have another bubble in us?
How will Clinton/Obama protect the American people?
Or are those two going to enforce the system and cater to Bank of America?

2/04/2008 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger LTE said...

Y-Dog, Obama is wearing down, too. He's stale and redundant. But look at Clinton! That tired ol' greyhound looks more like a Daschund dragging its belly and its tongue.

2/04/2008 08:46:00 PM  
Blogger HILLBLOGGER said...

Hi Vigil,

Slightly off topic here -- just want to let you know that European Tribune petition against Tony Blair is already up and running:

http://www.gopetition.com/online/16745.html

or see:

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2008/2/5/34320/04454

Thanks!

2/05/2008 02:04:00 AM  
Blogger Non-Partisàn said...

So many choices facing voters in your precinct and mine: Will it be the Old McCain, the Retread Clinton, or the New Obama? Will we try to go back to before Bush with Hillary, or continue Bush with McCain, or move beyond Bush with Obama?

2/05/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Big Yellow Forehead said...

Have you guys checked this video out yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yq0tMYPDJQ

2/05/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

I have voted and emershed myself in champaign. Whas' happenin?

2/05/2008 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger Peekay said...

Ok guys. A few things:

First, Skip, I don't know what to make of some of your posts, but if you are going to show that a statement is the same whether it is Obama or Clinton using a slash (e.g. "Obama/Clinton"), please put Obama's name first. ;)

Second, what a long night this was. California probably won't be known until Friday -- lots of problems in Los Angeles with the DTS ballot.

Third, Al Giordano got most of his calls right tonight. Looking back on it, he was almost spot on across the board. Really, really impressive. I write tonight to note two of his post-Super Tuesday thoughts that I think are also spot on:

(1) A McCain - Huckabee ticket would kick Hillary's butt all across the country (McCain would take the middle and Huckabee, one 72+ year old heartbeat away from the oval office, would bring out the evangelicals). This is my worst case scenario coming out of the Republican race (a McCain - Crist ticket is my second nightmare). A Clinton - [fill in the blank] is my third nightmare. ;)

(2) In one post tonight, Al Giordano echoed my private thoughts after seeing that Obama held his own tonight (except that he did it much, much more eloquently):

"And somewhere in a country called Tennessee, a grey eminence is watching, pulling hidden weapons out of the trophy case, eyeing them, remembering the thrill of the fight, gearing up for battle.

In the immortal words of King Henry prior to the battle of Agincourt: Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more…"


Here is Al Gor...er, I mean, Al Giordano's blog: http://ruralvotes.com/thefield/

2/05/2008 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Al Gore as L'éminence grise? Dream on. You have convinced me that it's unthinkable at this point to believe that Barack Obama would step out of character to run as V.P. for Hillary Clinton (assuming he loses to her). Don't you now try to tell me that Al Gore will step out of his character to rescue Hillary. Hillary doesn't need rescuing - short of all out civil war among Democrats. IMO, Hillary doesn't need rescuing because she's no John Kerry.

Al Gore endorsing Barack Obama? Hmmmm.... that might cause an uncivil war, all right. Still, conjuring that prospect warms the cockles of my heart on this winter morning.

2/06/2008 05:36:00 AM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Memo to Hillsblogger:

Please, please, please clue BBC in that it's not

BARRACK Obama.

It's

BARACK Obama. Obama's never been in the service and he's never had anything to do with barracks!

2/06/2008 05:39:00 AM  
Blogger Boris said...

If Hillary wants to debate Barack on Faux news, should Obama tell Clinton to go Fox herself?

2/06/2008 06:10:00 AM  
Blogger LTE said...

Yes, he should.

The real story of the night, when you look at their rallies and their turn-out numbers, is that the Dems have two strong candidates either of whom could lead a united party to victory. Forget the gaseous platitudes: in Dem terms, their choice on Super Duper Tuesday was deciding which candidate was Super Duper and which was merely Super. Over on the GOP side, it was a choice between Weak & Divisive or Weaker & Unacceptable.

2/06/2008 06:46:00 AM  
Blogger skip sievert said...

Oh really ? Thats funny. Both groups Dems and Repubs are controlled by exactly the same special interest groups.
You really think there is a difference between McCains special interest ties and Obama's ? Ha.

There isn't.
Either will screw down the American people.

Classic mass hysteria and propaganda by the Network news media controlled now by Globalism that promotes the ''differences'' between the two group.

The fundamental system we use is an antique, and the Constitution that you Price System slaves are brainwashed into worshiping is a slave system from the 18th. century when Adam Smith economics still made sense.

2/06/2008 07:00:00 AM  
Blogger Non-Partisàn said...

Quote of the day:

Pat Buchanan said on NBC that if McCain wins in November, "he will make Cheney look like Gandhi".

2/06/2008 07:42:00 AM  
Blogger GetaLife-ReadUrNews said...

McCain is not eligible to be president

John McCain was born in a foreign country, the Panama Canal Zone. It never was part of U.S. territory. The U.S. only controlled the territory, by treaty, until 1999. When John McCain was born in the Zone, it was part of Panama.

As Lew Rockwell points out,

McCain was born in a foreign country, and therefore not eligible to be president, according to the Constitution.

Indeed, the Constitution is clear:

No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.

No doubt if McCain “wins” the election, the U.S. Supreme Court will come up with some phony interpretation, which conservatives will praise as upholding “original construction.”

Anyway, who cares about the Constitution nowadays? Certainly not recent presidents or justices.

But the fact remains that John McCain is as ineligible to be president as his top backer, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

2/06/2008 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Peekay said...

Vigil, an endorsement is a reasonable hope.

Lte, that is not the story. The story is that Hillary is almost exclusively a blue state winner within the Democractic primary. She lost the red states to Barack. We need a 50 state strategy, especially if "moderate" McCain is at the top of the Republican ticket. Hillary and _________ will not beat McCain and Huckabee or McCain and Crist. And that is the real story and the real concern.

The voice from Tennessee would not be throwing his hat in the ring. He would simply be joining his voice with mine, yours, and millions of others as he endorses Barack Obama for President.

2/06/2008 08:35:00 AM  
Blogger skip sievert said...

Oh really ?
Why not just call off the election and put Geo. W. back in.

All the false and misleading filigreed and labyrinthine wish desires entered here have nothing to do with any kind of real politik as to the actual people that run our system.

It is comical to observe yellow dog participant from both sides.

Unconcious soldiers.

These faces you mention are controlled by the same groups. They are interchangeable.

It appears the logic displayed here is a plant for the powers that be.

Not that it is known by the poster.

2/06/2008 09:30:00 AM  
Blogger workshop said...

I love the way Obama basically tells us that everything wrong with America is because people have been too confrontational.

No, Obama, the problem is that they haven't been confrontational enough. Ever since Reagan's election, the Dems have backed down every step of the way, so that we find ourselves now living in a Corporatocracy and an Empire.

So the solution to that is to talk nice? The way to tame corporatocracy is to just show a little understanding? To remember that they deserve a voice too (though for decades now they've been virtually the only voice, and that's been especially the case since the 1990's change that opened the door to media consolidation - yet Obama tells us that he doesn't want to refight the fights of the 1990's - they are a done deal in his eyes).

Obama is your man if what you want is a national dialogue on the difficulties we face, where the terms and the possible outcomes are set by Corporate America. That, to me, is the ultimate in cynicism.

I'm sorry, but while I am against violence and do not support lefties who encourage it, I DO believe that those who keep the faith are those who continue to fight for the principles of real democracy and real equality and opportunity, for real community - that is, against Corporatocracy - and as the lost and lamented Edwards told us repeatedly, you can't play footsie with the Big Money and then sit down and negotiate with them, in the interests of The People, in good faith. It takes a little confrontation and sometimes a lot.

The real cynics are the many Dems who are not willing to stand and fight. And chief among them, in my opinion, is Obama. Obama may or may not mean well, may or may not believe his plaintive 'why can't we all just get along'. Maybe he really is that naive. I don't believe it. I believe he is a deeply cynical human being, as cynical as his model, Reagan, devoted to heading off the Powerful Progressive movement that COULD ocurr if progressives would stop listening to the siren song of political 'realism' election after election.

I call that political 'realism' political cowardice. We seem to be afraid to cut our ties to the Democratic Party. If people had always thought that way, there would never have been a Republican party and slavery never would have ended.

2/07/2008 04:01:00 AM  
Blogger skip sievert said...

You have a couple of things right workshop but not much.

Democracy is a scam and has been since at least 1948.

Corporatocracy took over by then.

Now system change is in order before our resource base is destroyed by the Price System.

The current political price system destroys itself.

Technology destroys our price system or... turns it into a abject slave society based on Adam Smith economics and the Babylonian original ''civil " constract law/religion construct.

2/07/2008 08:42:00 AM  

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