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"Super Tuesday" Open Thread

Hello fellow Moosers. I must apologize for my absence as of late. It has been a while since I have written or even read much this past year, but in the past few days I have felt a small current of desire to rejoin human kind. So my first baby step is to post an election open thread.

Feel free to hijack, ignore, or tell us what you think about the various races that took place today. San Francisco may elect a new mayor, Iowa may lose the single Democratic vote holding back the pug horde voting on gay marriage (along with a whole host of other liberal issues), and of course there is Ohio. Ohio, Ohio, Ohio;~J

Oh and since I just can’t help myself…

Oy. Now I have to e-mail him. Shit. Oh well, I have been using his stuff for a couple of years now. He probably will give me permission to post his rants here.

Oh and about what he said…f*cking word.


  1. Issue 2 (anti-union bill) went down to defeat in Ohio.

    The personhood initiative in MS failed.

    The Virginia state senate looks like it will stay in Dem control Dems are currently leading 21 of the 40 races.

    Maine voted to keep same day voter registration.

    Russel Pearce in AZ was kicked out of office.

    And also in AZ, Phoenix and Tuscon both elected new Dem mayors.

    Looks like a good night for the good guys.

  2. sricki

    and of course you’re not forgotten. A lot of us have been a bit absent of late. I’ve been going through kind of a rough patch myself, and when that happens, the blogs are one of the first things to fall by the wayside for me.

    I don’t have much political opinion/analysis to offer. Maybe once things get a little easier for me around here I’ll get more involved. We shall see.

    Great to see ya though Holz!

  3. First of all what up fellow MOOOOSE!

    Some of us are so new we’re meeting you for the first time : )

    We had one race to vote on for a seat on our local city college board of directors, but interestingly enough it was a very hot race with a Democratic incumbent and a Tea Party challenger.

    We crushed the Tea Party dude with 69% of the vote.

  4. DTOzone

    (that is if you don’t count Enfield, London, which is a borough, i know, but in New York, borough, county, same shit)

    In my home county of Suffolk on Long Island, Democrats won the County Executive race in a landside, 58%-42%, kept a huge majority in the county legislator.

    In Nassau, a longttime Republican legislature from a district bordering Queens was defeated by a Haitian-American. The district is mostly white Italian “EEK a black person” refugees from the city in its eastern-most portion, but along the Queens border, a vibrant and growing Caribbean-American community.  

  5. HappyinVT

    We didn’t have anything going on here election-wise but watching other races made for a pretty good 2011 election night.  I hope (!) to feel the same in a year.

    We’ve also got a GOP debate tonight.  It will be interesting to see how that goes.  I’m planning on listening to it because I think we’ll get some fireworks.

    And, lastly, on a non-political note Paterno’s retiring after the season.  Sorry, but he should retire immediately.

  6. He was first elected in 2008 and reelected in 2010. He has a great bio, but is a little too right-wing for this area. By this area, I mean the outlying parts of Genesee county. The city of Flint is heavily Democratic, while the ‘burbs  mostly lean Republican. He represented the ‘burbs and outer areas, like the lake area where I lived a couple of years ago.

    Scott graduated from Grand Blanc High School before going to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and earning his BA in political science and economics. He also attended Harvard University for his Master’s in Public Policy and completed his Juris Doctorate at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Law School.

    He was seen as one of the state GOP’s up-and-comers. Unfortunately, for him, he sided with our Republican governor on education and taxes. The teachers’ union backed a recall effort against him. It was really close, but he lost. I’m hoping this sent a message even the state GOP can’t ignore. Michigan is more liberal than Ohio. There is going to be a backlash against the GOP in this state.

  7. HappyinVT

    Notice Perry’s so flustered he forgets the second department when Harwood asks him if he cannot remember the third.  Yeah, I so want Perry as POTUS … not.

  8. HappyinVT

    something but no it came straight from the president while he was addressing with Hispanic media

    Many political observers believe that drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans will require Obama to go negative, but the president said he won’t have to use too harsh a tone to accomplish that.

    “I don’t think it requires us to go negative in the sense of us running a bunch of ads that are false, or character assassinations,” Obama told Univision News. “It will be based on facts … We may just run clips of the Republican debates verbatim. We won’t even comment on them, we’ll just run those in a loop on Univision and Telemundo, and people can make up their own minds.”


  9. Is the annual meet up between the two high schools in Pasadena.  It had been done closer to Thanksgiving, but since it’s traditionally held in the Rose Bowl they’ve had to move it back for scheduling reasons.  We lost my senior year and all these many years the shame is still hard to bear : )

  10. fogiv

    An ongoing archaeological survey of a World War I site in Turkey has so far uncovered a maze of trenches, as well as about 200 artifacts that offer clues to life on a Gallipoli battlefield where troops faced off for eight months.

    The survey is one of the most extensive to date of an historic battlefield.

    On April 25, 1915, less than a year after World War I broke out, Allied forces – from Australia, New Zealand, Britain and France – landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula, now part of Turkey. Almost a century ago, this land belonged to the Ottoman Empire, an ally of Germany and the Central Powers.

    The survey is being conducted on the Anzac battlefield, which measures 2 miles by 1.5 miles (3.2 kilometers by 2.4 kilometers), where the Australia-New Zealand Army Corps (known as the Anzacs) faced off against troops from the Ottoman Empire until Dec. 19 and Dec. 20, 1915, when the Anzac troops evacuated.

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