Sunday, October 31, 2010

Who's Voting? Rush, Bachmann, Beck


Most people won't vote:

Two things are worth remembering with Nov. 3, the day after the election, on the horizon. The overwhelming majority of incumbents will be reelected even if Republicans win control of the House and gain influence in the Senate, as most polls show. And the real anger over the economic recession is not enough to drive many people to vote.

According to an analysis by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, there likely will be more non-voters this year than voters. Indeed, turnout in midterm elections typically is less than 40% of the voting-age population.
The survey shows that those who choose not to exercise their franchise likely will be younger, less educated and more financially stressed than those who call themselves likely voters.

And, not surprisingly, those who choose not to vote could be considered more liberal than those who do, reinforcing the conventional political wisdom that the American electorate is right of center, and successful politicians are those who move to where the voters are.
LA Times

Obama Stops for Breakfast at Valois Cafeteria in Chicago Video

Trick or Treat at the White House

More Signs of Sanity









See more photos from the rally here, here, here and here.

Michelle Obama Campaigns for Reid in Las Vegas Nov. 1


First lady Michelle Obama will stump for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a last-minute push to turn out minority voters just weeks after her husband urged Nevadans to keep Democrats in office.


Obama will join Reid Monday at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas for a final get-out-the-vote rally before Election Day. RGJ

Obama's Speech in Connecticut Oct. 30 Video

Obama's Schedule Oct. 31

Live stream of Obama's rally in Ohio here.

Live stream of White House trick or treating at 6:30 pm eastern here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

McDonald's Franchisee Threatens Workers: Vote Republican or No Raise

Vote republican or else we won't give you a raise:

A handful of McDonald's employees in northeastern Ohio received handbills in their most recent paychecks suggesting they vote for three Republican candidates.
"If the right people are elected we will be able to continue with raises and benefits at or above our present levels," the insert said. "If others are elected we will not."
The fast food chain's corporate headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., distanced itself from the action by Canton franchisee Paul Siegfried, saying it was not reflective of the company's position. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, the Democratic elections chief, said she was launching an investigation because the action appeared to violate Ohio election laws. AP

Obama Looks Beyond Election in Weekly Address Oct. 30

Awesome Signs From the Rally to Restore Sanity

My favorite:







For programmers:









Obama Rally in Chicago Oct. 30



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Stewart: The Media Reflects America Through a Funhouse Mirror

The mad, mad, mad Media and Jon Stewart's sane speech:


See some great signs from the Sanity rally here.

Obama Speaks in Philadelphia Oct. 30 Video

Obama will also speak at rallies today in Connecticut and Chicago. Live stream of Obama's rallies today. Check out times here.

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Performs at Rally to Restore Sanity Video

The Peace Train duels the Crazy Train. Enter the Love Train.

Rally to Restore Sanity Oct. 30 Video

The sanest rally ever!
It's still live streaming until 3 pm eastern at cspan. The rally has been brilliant. There was a duel between the Peace Train and the Crazy Train, when Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) and Ozzy duked it out -- at the same time. Then the O Jays came out to perform the Love Train.

Father Guido Sarducci led the benediction.
Stewart opens the rally with No Littering!




Father Guido Sarducci:







Obama's Schedule in Philly, Connecticut and Chicago Oct. 30

The Rally to Restore Sanity will be held 9 am eastern to 3 pm. C-SPAN appears to be the only media live streaming the whole rally.

Live stream of Obama's rallies today here.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Smug Sharron Angle Refuses to Talk to Reporter on Foreign Policy

It will be a crime if Nevadans elect this woman, but as I said before, secretly, I kind of hope she wins. I think this country needs to get this whole tea party nonsense out of its system.

Sharron Angle and other tea partiers clearly have a pact not to talk to any media but Fox News. It was funny and perhaps cunning that Sarah Palin gave Entertainment Tonight the nugget that the news media have wanted for months.
Angle has banned TV stations from her election party, apparently as punishment for asking questions.

Obama Speaks to Press on Suspicious Packages

Today's security team meeting


Update: CNN has a photo of the package.
Update: Obama said he was alerted last night to the suspicious cargo packages that were bound for two places of Jewish worship in the U.S. Obama said the packages, which contained explosive materials, originated from Yemen. They're trying to figure out who sent the packages.
Obama's statement on the "credible terrorist threat:"

Plane from Yemen escorted to NYC:

Hypocrite Michael Moore: Give Dems Two More Years

Michael Moore is just another fear monger. He's now scared of the republicans taking over. He should've thought about that before he spent the last couple of years bashing Obama, whining because HE didn't get what HE wanted. Here he is, a hypocrite, telling people to give democrats two more years. I'm sick of both extremes in this country.

Obama Speaks on GDP Growth in Maryland Video

West Wing Week Oct 29

Jon Stewart: "No matter what happens tonight, our children still love us." Obama: "That's the key."

White House Photographer Pete Souza Answers Questions Video

I'm really looking forward to watching this one later on:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Obama's Schedule Oct. 29

10:15 AM
The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
Oval Office
Closed Press
10:50 AM
The President departs the White House en route Beltsville, Maryland
South Lawn
Open Press
11:25 AM
The President tours a local business
Beltsville, Maryland
Travel Pool Coverage
11:40 AM
The President delivers remarks on the economy
Beltsville, Maryland
Travel Pool Coverage
12:25 PM
The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn
Open Press
6:10 PM
The President departs the White House en route Andrews Air Force Base
South Lawn
Open Press
6:25 PM
The President departs Andrews Air Force Base en route Charlottesville, Virginia
Travel Pool Coverage
7:10 PM
The President arrives in Charlottesville, Virginia
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Open Press
7:35 PM
The President delivers remarks at a rally for Congressman Perriello
Charlottesville, The Charlottesville Pavilion, Virginia
Open Press
8:45 PM
The President departs Charlottesville, Virginia en route Andrews Air Force Base
Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport
Open Press
9:35 PM
The President arrives at Andrews Air Force Base
Travel Pool Spray
9:50 PM
The President arrives at the White House
South Lawn
Open Press

Chafee Scores on Caprio's 'Shove it"

Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on Ellen Video


Obama Campaigns in Virginia for Perriello Oct. 29

Obama will speak at the Charlottesville Pavilion at 7:35 pm eastern.

Virginia Rep. Tom Perriello, one of this year’s most endangered House Democrats, is getting something that no other Congressional candidate has received this year: an exclusive, public visit from President Barack Obama.

The president will travel to Charlottesville, Va. on Oct. 29 to campaign for the freshman Democrat who has been a key White House ally in Congress.

Perriello is battling Republican state Sen. Robert Hurt to hold onto his seat in the state’s fifth district, which Sen. John McCain carried in 2008 even though Obama won Virginia. More at abc

Obama Travels to India Nov. 7-10


After much speculation and jostling with dates, US President Barack Obama is slated to make his first official visit to India in November second week.

It is learnt that both sides have agreed to hold the visit on November 7-10 after the conclusion of Congressional elections in the US.

Now that a set of dates is on the table, sources said, preparations have already begun with November 8 being planned as the day for official meetings. Indian Express
Obama will stay at the Taj Mahal hotel, apparently, the site of a 2008 terror attack. He'll meet with other world leaders while there:
Obama plans meetings with foreign leaders, including Chinese President Hu Jintao. That get-together comes at a time of rising economic and trade friction with China. Obama's itinerary doesn't include a stop in China, which Obama visited last year.

"It's a not a coincidence, necessarily, that we're going to four Asian democracies on this trip," said Obama's deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes. "We want to underscore the success of democracy in Asia and around the world." More at AP
In yet another new video series from the White House, Robert Gibbs answers the "first question" on Obama's trip to India:

White House Press Briefing Oct. 28

Raise Your Vote

I mailed my ballot today! Hurrah for me. Only a few days until Nov. 2. Raise Your Vote.
Some voting inspiration: