From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE…
If you still have any friends or family members who are undecided about how to vote, consider sending them these handy closing appeals:
Me Me Me Me Me Me Me!
Mine! Mine! Mine! Mine!
In conclusion: Backward.
P.S. Fear everything!
Dear Voter,Hope it helps.
Us. Together. E pluribus unum.
Hope freedom equality inclusiveness competence compassion.
Brains common sense science community respect hard work accountability.
Facts action change responsibility solutions fairness.
In conclusion: Forward.
P.S. Fear nothing but fear itself.
Cheers and Jeers starts below the fold... [Swoosh!!] RIGHTNOW! [Gong!!]
Cheers and Jeers for Monday, November 5, 2012
Note: Hey Republicans! There's gonna be too many voters on Tuesday, so you'll be voting on Wednesday. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!! That one never gets old.
By the Numbers:
Days 'til Election Day: 1
Days 'til the America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth, Massachusetts: 11
Number of people who showed up in Concord, NH yesterday for the Obama/Clinton rally (the largest political event in state history, says says David Axelrod): 14,000
Percent chance of an Obama victory tomorrow night, according to Nate Silver's latest projection: 86%
Current consumer confidence index number, the highest since February 2008: 72.2
(Source: The Conference Board)
Increase in retail sales in October among stores that have been open at least a year: 5%
(Source: International Council of Shopping Centers)
Amount raised for the Red Cross from Friday's telethon for storm relief: $23 million
NEW! "The President is Distant and Aloof and I Can PROVE it!"
I tell you the President is distant and aloof---and so's his distant and aloof running mate!!!
Puppy Pic of the Day: An odd place for wings to take dream.
CHEERS to Mitt Romney! Friday's jobs report was a bit better than expected, and the unemployment rate, while still not where we need it to be, remains under 8 percent. And for the first time I can remember, Mitt Romney is reacting decently and honorably to the news:
just approved this bumper sticker."
"People of America recognize that the slowdown in jobs that occurred during the early years of the administration were the result of a perfect storm. And an effort by one candidate to somehow say, 'Oh, this recession and the slowdown in jobs was the result of somehow this president magically being elected,' people in America just dismiss that as being poppycock.I hope he includes that in his concession speech. It's darn near poetry.
Every indication is that the economic policies adopted and pursued by this president are creating jobs. And so the people of America have to ask: do you want to stay with the president who is rebuilding the economy, who is creating jobs, or do you want to stop in mid-stream and find someone new?"
CHEERS and JEERS to pumping and grinding. To coin a phrase: "The cleanup continues." Here are some headlines from the weekend, with links to a couple notable dKos diaries:
Disaster exacts toll on older New YorkersOh, and one more headline if you're in the mood to add some tears to your Wheaties: Sandy-battered East Coast braces for cold new storm. Nor'easter, they say. Thursday or thereabouts. But they'll definitely have the giant anti-ravages-of-nature dome finished by then, right? Uhhhh…right?
Dangling crane secured
Over 1,000 NY Marathoners Running Supplies to Staten Island
New Jersey can vote by email or fax
Warming shelters opened
Occupy Wall Street Leading Massive Volunteer-Powered Recovery Efforts
Port Elizabeth terminal re-opening
Motorists line up to buy gas
Schools to reopen Monday
CHEERS to a fine set of numbers. Fresh polling out of my beloved and at times infuriating state of Maine over the weekend, and you won't find any surprises. Here are the latest from the Portland Press Herald and PPP:
Portland Press Herald (Live calls)Average 'em together and it's Obama by 10 (landslide!!!), C&J reader King by 13 (landslide!!!) and gay marriage approval by…let's see: 10.5 percent average minus five points for the Bradley Effect equals…5.5 (we'll take it!!!) But only if you vote, so, y'know…do that.
Obama 49% Romney 42%
Senate race: Angus King (I) 50%, Charlie Summers (R) 36%, Cynthia Dill (D) 12%
Marriage license ballot question: Yes 55% No 42%
Public Policy Polling (Automated calls)
Obama 55% Romney 42%
Senate race: Angus King (I) 50%, Charlie Summers (R) 33%, Cynthia Dill (D) 11%
Marriage license ballot question: Yes 52% No 44%
mysterious past in Disney's "Beverly Hills Chihuahua 4."
I'm your father aaaafter all,[Facepalm]
I'm your father aaaafter all,
I'm your father aaaafter all,
I'm your fa fa fa fa ther!
Four years ago in C&J: November 5, 2008
CHEERS to the new President-elect of the United States.
Hey, pundits! Whose resume is thin now?
And just one more…
CHEERS to O-tunes. As the campaign season staggers for one more day to its inevitable conclusion (and remember the Mourdock Rule: when Obama wins it's "God's will"), an anthem has emerged as a sequel to 2008's Will.i.am viral smash Yes We Can. And it's got it all: popular stars, Obama clips, lots of Whoa-oh Ooh Yeah's, and crowds of people running out into the street in fired-up-ready-to-go harmony. And damn if it doesn't work. Enjoy:
The Romney team tried to make a similar one, but Victoria Jackson and Meat Loaf were perpetually off-key, and their crowds kept stopping to ask each other, "Who's our guy, again? Newt?" (Actually, Mitt. But Newt in 2016 sounds good to us!)
Have a merry Monday. Tomorrow we shail into hishtory! Floor's open...What are you cheering and jeering about today?
Today's Shameless C&J Testimonial:
“I have no idea what standard people are using to declare Obama’s first term a failure. To save us from a Great Depression, rescue the auto industry, re-regulate Wall Street, decimate al Qaeda, kill bin Laden and Qaddafi and provide universal Cheers and Jeers? That’s failure?"