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The event for NY celebrating 160 years since the first conference for the woman sufrage amendment

was organized by 18million voices and was a crossover with other groups – PUMAs, Just Say No Deal

The Declaration was displayed and signed.

A poorly attended music event was going on close by (it was 100 degrees). The MC mentioned something about election, registration, Senecca Falls. When Hillary’s name was mentioned we cheered loudly.

I got to explain a french woman what this all was about. She told me in france, women only got their right to vote in 1946. In their last election sarcozi’s opponent was also a woman and she also received a beru bad treatment. Although when I told her some of the name calling on by our press she was shocked. She was also shocked to find out B0 was not nominated yet, just a ‘clincher”

“They only talk about him all the time in France”

I got to meet some of the 18 million voices people – Elisabeth from Rise, Hullary, Rise and Raj – and see again the PUMAs Just say no Deal-ers:  Lady Boomer NYC and Annie 1 from Capital Hill were there.

Towards the end someone offered to take a group photo of us – too bad by then most left

We’ve just begun!

Tough contest but The Onion gives it to TIME

Enlarge Image Fluff Piece

One twelfth of the light, glossy, groundbreaking surface-level feature.

In keeping with the tradition of sometimes being the most relevant coverage , the Onion informs us

“When the American people cast their vote this November, this is the piece of fluff they’re going to remember,” Stengel said. “Not the ones by Newsweek, Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Economist, Nightline, The Wall Street Journal, or even that story about lessons Obama learned from his first-grade teacher we ran a month ago.”

and concludes:

Readers have so far responded favorably to the piece, with sales of the latest issue of Time nearly tripling that of an issue last month featuring a 36-page exposé that tore apart and vilified former candidate Hillary Clinton’s health-care plan.

Must admit – tough job – as the pope’s I mean, Clincher’s visit shall be covered by all media “stars” – as they like to call themselves.

It’s not like this cartoon wasn’t out back in february

SNL scored some points with the pillow fluffing and bias was reported by many

Still, in this puritan times where laughing at Bo is verbotten it’s good to see some good ones coming out…

puma.gif picture by Robbedvoter

update of September 15

I was right

Update as of August 19

Also, this little item from the Green Party

McKinney chose as her running mate Rosa Clemente, the New York City-based hip-hop community activist and journalist.  …. her presence on the ticket has the potential to boost the number of African-Americans voting for the Green Party. . McKinney is aiming for 5 percent of the national vote which would qualify the Green Party for federal funding and establish it as a national party.

On this electoral map today, NY figures as “weak democrat” with Obama 47% to Mccain 39

My July prediction still holds

Update: Rassmunsen tracking poll today

Saturday shows Barack Obama attracting 43% of the vote while John McCain earns 41%. When “leaners” are included, it’s Obama 46% and McCain 46%

Original post – NY only

Gore, Kerry took NY by 60% (and yes – they won their elections too for the record).

So, imagine my surprise when I see the “clincher” at 50%! (ony 45% per CBS) and here’s the trend they notice:

Democrat Barack Obama now holds a six-point edge over his Republican rival John McCain, leading 45% to 39%. But more voters now than last month are undecided, and more than one in four who express a candidate choice could still change their minds.

The Siena research Institute which did the NY poll says:

Obama’s lead over McCain is 50-37 percent, down from 51-33 percent in June.

So, he no longer has a majority. From what I know NYC-ers (the majority vote in NYS) the flip-flops of June played a big number in that shift. This is a city that easily gets one million people to demonstrate against the war. And they vote!

And the pollsters didn’t even factor in 3rd party candidates. I predict McKinney will do nicely here – her nomination took place this month. . Even Nader will get some votes.  And some PUMAS may easily shift the balance. Watch for it, SDs!

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Seems to me certain magnificent big cats hold 31 electoral votes in their paws (“and then, the claws come out”) Yeah, Obama – all 31 electoral votes go to the winner – Howie can’t make special rules for you now!

reminds me of the last third of this video

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National Poll Averages; New York and Washington


Candidate ABC CBS Quinnipiac NY WA
Pollster ABC CBS Qpac SRI M-Info
Date 7/10-13 7/7-14 7/8-13 7/7-10 7/9-10
Barack Obama 50% 45% 50% 50% 47%
John McCain 45% 39% 41% 37% 37%
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