Election Night 2008–Live from the ‘Lou

November 4, 2008

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9:57 That deathly silence from me is me having nothing to say. Obama takes Virginia. CNN just projected Obama as President-Elect. Fat lady is loosening up her vocal chords. http://money.cnn.com/data/world_markets/ Asian markets are digging it (for today). I’ve turned on Dirty Jobs instead. Preparedness tip: Obama has indicated he’s a fan of an assault weapons ban. He has advocatd 500% taxes on ammo. He has said he will close the gun show loophole. If you’re a 2nd Amendment enthusiast, be sure to have Santa bring you your goodies before1/20/09.

7:58 Peter Kinder (R) winning for Lieutenant Governor. Has that contemptible Oompa Loompa Shepard Smith become even more orange?

7:50 John pours two shots of Maker’s Mark into a highball glass. Is this what the country really wants? Socialism and surrender?

7:33 Things still screwed up in Velda City. Long lines. So far, Props A, B, and C all passing, but it’s early. No electoral call right now–I can’t find a news source that’s not basing it on speculation.

7:15 Jay Nixon (Democrat) is going to win the governor’s race in Missouri. For folks reading this from outside the state, Nixon ran to the RIGHT of the Republican. He ran as a “bitter clinger.” May not reflect the Missouri Peisdential vote. Electoral vote unchanged.

7:00 pm: Polls closed in St. Louis. People in line can still vote. National Electoral Count: McCain 34 Messiah 77.

6:05 pm: All the local news outlets are reporting that many voters on the near north side are refusing to use the voting machines and insisting on paper. At my polling place they had both. Ironically, I voted electronically precisely because I was worried about St. Louis city shenanigans.  

5:53 pm: The worst of the voting problems appear to be occurring in Velda City, Missouri, which is one of the many, many municipalities of St. Louis County. For the uninitiated, St. Louis City is NOT part of St. Louis County–we’re our own thang. St. Louis City has a population of about 400,000. St. Louis County surrounds the city and has a population of a million or so. Velda City is on the near north side, and poor. TV helicopter cameras are showing a line of hundreds of voters waiting patiently outside the polling place. This is the first time I’ve ever heard of Velda City, and I’ve lived here for 15 years.

5:40 pm: Well, here we are. I voted this morning at 7:15, after standing in line for an hour. According to a small unscientific sample, that was pretty standard for south St. Louis. I’m watching the local news now, and while polling trouble is not widespread, there are long lines on the north side. If you are in line at 7 pm, you WILL be allowed to vote. Therefore, there’s no way the polls are closing tonight at 7. Turnout is huge. Maker’s Mark at hand; getting set to order a pizza. Harboring a small flame of hope.

I won’t start posting in earnest until 7; I just don’t think it’s right until the polls close in St. Louis. should be an exciting night. Here we go.

Vital stats: Dow up 305 to 9628; gas $2.09 a gallon; silver up $0.36 to $10.15 an ounce.

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6 Responses to “Election Night 2008–Live from the ‘Lou”

  1. Hey! I’m in Missouri, also!

    I’ve decided to keep the television on the SciFi channel and what not until waaaaaay later on!

    No need to watch all the Obamite sycophants on the Pravda channels try to play head games with McCain supporters in an effort to keep them from the polls in the west.

    I’ve been calling this election for McCain over the past week, so I’m on tenterhooks!

    Well, I’ll be checking back with you every now and then tonight.

    Cheers and God Bless America!

  2. Ohio is still in play.

    Polls are closed, but thousands still in line.

    Cheers

  3. *tap* *tap* *tap*

    Hello?

    Are you drunk already?

  4. John Galt said

    Heh. No, just nothing to say. Doesn’t look good, neh? VA just went for Obama.

    I wish I could get drunk. Can’t. Have purchases to make tomorrow.

    Still, St. Louis is quiet, so that’s something.

  5. Nope… Not looking good…

    McCain conceded..

    For the first time in my life, America has let us down…

    I’m going to bed.

    Good night and God bless.

  6. John Galt said

    I’ve had better days.

    Still, we’re not leftists. We don’t live and die by whether we have political power. This is still the greatest country in the world.

    Paradoxically, those of us who believe in self-reliance will be far less damaged by an Obama presidency (my goodness, saying that’s going to take some getting used to) than the dependent underclass that just put him into power. Funny how that works out.

    When you wake up, start preparing. We’ve got less than 3 months before things become very different. Cash and tangibles, tangibles, tangibles.

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