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I wonder if today will be remembered as the last day of the Republic. If Obama gets elected, lots of McCain supporters will be displeased, but I would expect an orderly transition of power. That's one possibility.

The other possibility is that McCain is elected and there is widespread suspicion, founded or not, that the election was rigged. That, for all practical purposes, will be end of the Republic. Citizens will take to the streets, the lame duck administration will declare martial law, half the country will stop paying taxes, and we will begin the long slide toward a Mad Max economy.

That means we still have all of today and a good part of tomorrow to enjoy ourselves before all Hell breaks loose. So send me links to photos of any good Halloween costumes you saw this weekend. Those are always good for a laugh.

On Friday I found myself without a costume just two hours before a party at my restaurant. So I put on a pair of pajamas that were a foot too long, hiked them up to my nipples, donned my free Motley Fool hat that simply says "FOOL" on the front, and I was good to go.

How about you?
 
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Nov 5, 2008
I think my costume was pretty outrageous. When I went downtown in Baltimore, 50 or 60 people took photos with me.

http://halloweenminotaur2008.shutterfly.com/
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
When Republicans lose an election, they try to figure out why their message wasn't connecting with the voters. When Democrats lose an election, they sue. Democrats can't believe that they could actually lose because their message doesn't resonate - it has to be fraud.

In 2004, all the polls said that Kerry would win. The initial exit polls said that Kerry would win. He lost by 3,000,000 votes. But because the mainstream media believed their own hype, and couldn't admit they were wrong, they ended up creating suspicion and then fostering it in the press.

I'm tired of this kind of BS. If McCain wins today, it's because he won more electoral votes. The FBI is investigating ACORN in fifteen states - and it's not because someone tried to register Mickey Mouse. Voter fraud is rampant; illegal aliens, felons, and dead people are registered to vote, and cast ballots.

Here in California, Bob Dornan lost his bid to win a Congressional seat by 984 votes. When he was able to identify more than 1,000 votes that were cast for his opponent, Loretta Sanchez, by illegal aliens, Dick Gephardt threatened to "shut the House. . ." if Dornan's challenge continued. The state Republican party told him to back off, because to do otherwise might alienate Hispanic voters.

The root of the problem is that everyone seems to accept voter fraud as long as it favors one's own party. Free and fair elections are our right. If our elected representatives won't enforce that unless it's the other side that benefits, then we're all screwed.

So if McCain wins, it's infinitely more likely that the mainstream media was wrong than that McCain somehow rigged the election. But that's exactly what you'll hear. That's voter intimidation in the extreme - the message is, unless you vote for Obama you're supporting voter fraud.

God help us all.
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
Hovering over 7' tall... this thing was creepy

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_rYSPK9AMews/SQ-nykWAJTI/AAAAAAAAPQY/2dV_GQ3dHsI/s800/IMG_1366.JPG
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." -- James Dean

 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
I saw the public tax return information from the candidates. I shared more wealth than both Obama and Biden combined each year. I decided where it went.

All Americans have an obligation to pay taxes that are needed to fund services provided by government. We do not have an obligation to provide money to politicians to support failed government bureaucracies and social programs and we most certainly are not obligated to provide welfare checks to someone who did not earn it.

This is my country. I am not going to give it away willingly. Regardless of the outcome tomorrow we need to start taking our country back from the socialists and career party politicians.

Go vote.
 
 
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Nov 4, 2008
http://listonauta.blogspot.com/2008/10/happy-halloween.html
 
 
Nov 4, 2008
Hi Scott, I rarely leave a comment, but the descriptive of your Halloween costume just DEMANDS a picture!

As for the rest of your post: if the USA considers itself as the 'Leader of the "free world" ' it should also act in the interest of the countries it tries to lead. After all you can only lead if you are respected by those who you lead, and leading a group of people with only self-interest in mind is called dictatorship I suppose.

Hence please elect a leader that has a global view versus a self-centric inward view.
 
 
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Nov 3, 2008
I'm just hoping we'll elect a guy who can do a fairly good job of running the country. A guy who doesn't make *everybody* happy, but somehow manages to do his job without completely destroying our great nation.

In our country's long history, we've only been able to do this a scant 43 times. That's not much, but it leaves me with a glimmer of hope that *maybe* we can do it again.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
Christ, Scott. I love you, but those first two paragraphs are the stupidiest thing you've ever written.

Well, that I've read, I mean.

At least I hope it's stupid.
 
 
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Nov 3, 2008
The election is very close either way > why is it more likely for people to call foul if a republican wins? Do people really think that democrat electioneers are inherently more honest? Jeez, both sides are hiring the same people for crying out loud. It's just that for the last couple of close elections the republican cheaters have done a better job than the democrat cheaters, while the democrat spin doctors have done a better p.r. job of spinning the election results.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008

Hi Scott,

You need to make it so the comments are all on one page, this way people that read this at work can copy and paste the comments all at once thus appearing to reduce the amount of time spend browsing the internet
 
 
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Nov 3, 2008
Obama is playing everyone's fears against them and saying exactly what people want to hear. He is an amazing manipulator and even if you know his policies are unwise, you want to trust him. It's going to make me die a little inside when he justifies to the sheep why he couldn't deliver the great change he promised ... and they listen to him.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
You have too much faith in the get-up-and-go of the average Obama voters. They'll go back to the Xbox and Doritos.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
I like how you assume that Republicans are entirely well mannered (ironic considering the hate speech that's been yelled at recent Republican rallies), but Democrats are whiny babies who are going to through a fit the first time something doesn't go their way.

If McCain pulls it out, I'll be very much surprised, and some accountability would be required from the national pollsters, who haven't showed a single poll in which McCain was ahead since Mid September ( http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html#polls ).
 
 
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Nov 3, 2008
I can't say that I'm particularly concerned about the Republic ending tomorrow. I think it probably ended 8 years ago when Bush stole the election from Gore. Everything that's happened since on the national political scene just confirms my view that we lost it then.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
DILGAL!!
Curse you for not agreeing with everything I wrote!
But, on a lighter note, I LOVED your Dilbert mash- (no pun intended) up today. It made me laugh.
Who knew communists had a sense of humor?
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
How come when Dems lose a close election they all freak out and claim it was stolen and never can admit that they really lost? Why do Republicans when they lose go home, sulk and then get up and go to work the next day and pay and pay?

I'd like to see some people get angry. Get pissed off at the press and all the stupid polls. Obama wouldn't have been the nominated and McCain wouldn't have picked Palin if it weren't for the media promoting Obama 24/7.

I hope the polls are wrong 100% tomorrow. I hope the media has to eat crow.

Darn them all.
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
playslikemyung - Why don't you just sell everything you own and give the money to the gov't. Then I would believe you want socialism and aren't just greedy.
Of course, I know that will never happen, because everybody who supports Socialism thinks they will be on the receiving end and will be sticking it to other people.
 
 
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Nov 3, 2008
Unless Mickey Mouse shows up to vote, its not voter fraud. Its voter registration fraud and arguably, aside from creating more work for people setting up "the books" it doesnt impact the election one bit.

Registering dead people and cartoon characters isnt about "stealing elections". Its about making money for doing pretend work., so who cares right now? Call me when ACORN defrosts the body of walt disney and drags him weekend at bernies style to a chicago voting booth to stamp (D) on his ballot. Until then...
 
 
Nov 3, 2008
Gotta give you credit playslikemyung, at least you admit to being pro-socialism. Most people on the far left say "I'm not a socialist, I just think we should all share the wealth". Kudos to you for your honesty.
 
 
 
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