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Saturday, November 1, 2008

OH NO! Where's JOE?

Comically, almost as if a reflection of just how wrong McCain's campaign has been, when McCain went to introduce Joe the Plumber on the campaign trail... there was no Joe. Here's how it was reported by The Associated Press:

He was referring to Mr. Obama's vote for the 2005 energy bill, but his assertion that the Illinois senator backed billions in corporate giveaways for oil companies has been called misleading by fact-checking organizations because it also included tax increases.

In Defiance, Mr. McCain had hoped to make a splash with a living commercial: his first joint campaign appearance with Samuel Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. "Joe the Plumber."

The Ohio resident, who had questioned Mr. Obama's tax plans in a face-to-face encounter with the candidate, has become the centerpiece of Mr. McCain's stump speech and the major theme of his campaign: that Mr. Obama would raise taxes on small businesses, hurting jobs and the economy.

When Mr. McCain introduced Mr. Wurzelbacher, however, there was no Joe.

"Joe, where are you? Is Joe here with us today?" Mr. McCain said. "Joe, I thought you were here today. All right, well, you're all Joe the Plumber."


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Friday, October 31, 2008

Maricopa County Polling Places

The following provides and overview and a link to the . It is really straight forward and easy to use.

Maricopa County Elections
Polling Place Locator

1. Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day.

2. To find out the name and address of your polling place, complete the form.

3. Please enter your residence address of record. In most cases, this would be the residence address you indicated on your most recent voter registration application. Street suffix should normally be left blank unless your street has a suffix (for example: 14000 W Anystreet Cir N 85555). Do not enter any periods in street name (for example: 1000 W St John Dr 85555).

4. A sample ballot for your address entered can be viewed from the results page 15 days prior to the current election.

Once you've entered in your information it will return the following information:

Disclaimer: In order to vote you must be registered. The following information does not ensure that a person is registered to vote.

This is not an Early Voting site.

This Polling Place will only be open on the day of the election.

Your Polling Place for the election to be held on 11/4/2008.
Precinct Code:
Precinct Name:
Facility Name:
Facility Address:
Facility Location:
Hours of Operation:
See a map to your facility below

When the site provides your information it also gives you the options to view photo's of what your polling site looks like, a Sample Ballot, a hard coded map and a link to Google directions.

I hope this helps.

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Rednecks for Obama

I couldn't resist......

photo from Andrew Sullivan at The

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No Tricks. All Treats

This just in... is losing Arizona - it's better than I thought.

Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 10/28-30. Likely voters. MoE 4%

McCain (R) 48
Obama (D) 47

Early voters (17 percent of sample)

McCain (R) 42
Obama (D) 54

and to top it all off - With his home state in jeopardy, he's planning on being in on Monday, November 3rd. I would have thought that being in Ohio, Florida or Pennsylvania would have been a better investment of his time. It's Arizona after all, shouldn't he carry his own state?!

(McCain's visit was announced on the Yavapai County party website - The planned location, Prescott, Arizona's territorial capital, occupies a special place in the history of Arizona, and in the Goldwater legend. )

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McCain Robocalls Arizona

McCain-Robocalls-ArizonaLocal News reports that John McCain's campaign will start employing robocalls in his home state of Arizona. It appears that we have a voice beyond what John McCain assumed we had. We have the ability to think for ourselves, to not vote for someone because he's a homeboy. To make an educated decision, to cipher through the muck, mud, and waddle through the crap and reach a conclusion based on something other than - He's from our State.

source: CNN Political Ticker

are making a late play for Arizona as new polls show home-state Senator John McCain with a shrinking single-digit edge over Barack Obama.

Earlier this week, the campaign and the Republican National Committee paid for negative robocalls in the state, telling voters Obama’s election “invites a major international crisis he will be unprepared to handle alone.

“If win full control of government, they will want to give civil rights to terrorists and talk unconditionally to dictators and state sponsors of terror. and his Democratic allies lack the experience and judgment to lead America,” said the calls.

Okay, Arizona, now let's do what no one thought would happen - turn Arizona Blue on November 4th!

There's SO much to SCREAM about in the above Robocrap. It's gone from ridiculous to absurd so I'm simply going to let it be and leave this post with "You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and VOTE! November 4th.

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Joe the Plumber - a Footnote in History

McCains-Plumber photo by: CAROLYN KASTER/The Associated PressAre you kidding me? is schlepping "" around Ohio with him and introducing Joe whatever his last name is as "A Real American Hero"! Again, I have to ask, Are you kidding me! "A Real American Hero?" What? , regardless of if I agree with his race for the presidency or not, is a man of courage, a war hero, a man that I believe loves his country. He's also a man that has clearly lost his mind - for John McCain to call "Joe the Plumber" a "A Real American Hero" shows me just how wrong his campaign has gone.

When all is said and done, will have the memories of being a pawn during a Historic , he will be a footnote in the history books. An oddity of American politics.

I wonder, when Joe's grandchildren ask him about the picture on his wall of him and John McCain (you know one will be there), will he tell them that he voted for ?

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Arizona Voter Dress Code

President-ObamaYou know I've been going on about the Great State of and our Secretary of State, , and yes, I know she's just enforcing the (although, now seems a rather strange time to get all sphincter tight about it) when it comes to what type of clothing, badges, pins, buttons, stickers and the like would be considered "campaigning" in the polling place... And my advice was and is just don't. Your vote is too important to wear your pin's or other paraphanalia.

And just so everyone has a source to turn to.... ACLU has an excellent resource titled... "What not to wear on election day"..

Tuesday, November 4th.

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and ! for something you care about.

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Arizona Voter Identification Requirements

Arizona Voter IDNormally I try to put my own opinion on the issues and topics that I discuss on SCREAMING at the TV!, not in this case - you need to vote and you need to bring the proper when you do.

Required to in Arizona
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To obtain a ballot at the , the voter must announce or present in writing his or her name and address to an election official. In addition, the voter must present one form of identification that bears his or her name, address and photograph or two different forms of that bear only the voter's name and address.
Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address (one required) include, but are not limited to:

* Valid driver's license
* Valid Arizona nonoperating identification license
* Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal
* Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

Acceptable forms of without a photograph that bear the name and address of the voter (two required) include, but are not limited to:

* Utility bill of the voter that is dated within ninety days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television.
* Bank or credit union statement that is dated within ninety days of the date of election.
* Valid Vehicle Registration
* Indian census card
* Property tax statement of the voter's residence
* Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
* Recorder's Certificate
* Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued , including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder

For additional information visit the Secretary of State's election website.

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and ! November 4th.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Gay Marriage? A Look at Proposition 102

Arizona NO on Prop.102As we get closer to in Arizona I am getting inundated by the ads for Prop 102 in .

Family First has put just a ton of money in to this campaign so I feel the need to return the favor in kind. Okay, so I can't put a ton of money in to an Anti-102 campaign, but I can put a ton of time in to voicing my opinion. Ultimately, my fellow Arizonan's, isn't voicing your opinion what voting is all about?

The ads that are currently running show interviews with people on the street. These interviews talk about the simplicity of the Proposition. I agree it is wording is short and simple, wrong, but simple.

The ads ask if the interviewee understands the . One of the ads shows a woman in downtown Phoenix that was asked that question, she replied: "Yes, it's simple to understand. I'm for Marriage." Obviously it's not simple to understand.

The common thread in these ads is: "I'm for marriage, why would I want an attorney to overturn that? I think it needs to be part of our constitution."

This simply slays me.

My arguments against:

1. When dealing with law, legal terms and constitutional issues you must keep these definitions separate from religious terms and definitions. They are not the same. One is based on the rights of people of a land, town, city, county, state, or country. This definition is designed to govern the people as a whole. The other is faith based and defined in accordance with your personal faith and designed to govern a people of a similar faith/belief system.

2. Marriage is currently recognized as being between a man and a woman. If you Vote No on Prop 102 this will NOT change. The LEGAL definition may ultimately (and it should) be ammended to include but, again, the current law does not change. Additionally there is no way, shape or form that voting against Prop. 102 means your for Gay Marriage, not at all. A YES Vote for the Proposition would, however, provide a legal backdrop for discrimination in the state of Arizona.

3. This proposition, attempts to make a religious, faith, personal belief definition an amendment to a constitution. The Nation is based on a system of separation of Church and State, thus insuring our religious freedoms. To pass this Proposition in to law by making it a part of our constitution, would effectively remove this separation.

Ultimately I believe that it could then effectively be argured that the seperation of church (religious beliefs) and state has been breeched resulting in the amendment being overturned. Which, did nothing in the end except cost the taxpayers money.

was voted down the last time it was brought forward, the people of Arizona should feel insulted that it's even on the ballot again.

NO on Proposition 102 in Arizona.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Statistical Tie in Arizona Obama - McCain

Obama-for-ProgressArizona Republicans have been on TV more in the past 24 - 36 hours than they have been in the past 24 - 36 months... and for all the wrong reasons if you're a McCain backer.

The Obama Campaign continues to push it's grass roots movement, out in force on the campus' the Latino communities, the phone-banks and door to door. The drive seems to be working as the evening news on NBC, CBS, ABC and yes, even the local FOX station all reporting that it is a Statistical Dead Heat between OBAMA and McCain.

The Reps, like I said are getting plenty of air time, but they are staying sound in their resolve to "stick to their plan". If only they could have convinced McCain to stick to one of his many plans - maybe they wouldn't be getting air time for all the wrong reasons in his home state.

On Republican spokeswoman - and I apologize I did not catch her name when they air the news (it was a lead in story... caught me by surprise) - stated that she believes that McCain should have visited his home state and campaigned in it at some point. She went on to say, that in her opinion, McCain's neglect of Arizona is what has lead to the current situation in Arizona.

She did stick to the campaign party line by stating that they will not change their tactics during this last week of the election season.

I'd just like to tell her "Thank You, as an Obama supporter I appreciate your inactivity and again, want to thank you for your indirect support of our efforts in Arizona to get Sen. Obama elected President."

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Phoenix Metro Early Voting Locations

Okay here's your reminder ~


If you are EARLY VOTING you are nearly out of time. Here are your locations and Deadlines - remember to bring two forms of ID and do not wear any candidate propaganda or you MAY be turned away, asked to remove it, change it, or whatever is necessary to conform to State Campaign Laws.



10/02/08 – 10/31/08

10/02/08 – 10/31/08

10/06/08 – 10/31/08



222 E JAVELINA DR, MESA 85205 (US 60 & MESA DR)
10/02/08 – 10/31/08

10/06/08 – 10/31/08
FRI 10AM - 5PM


10/06/08 – 10/30/08

10/06/08 – 10/31/08

10/06/08 – 10/31/08

10/06/08 – 10/31/08
* Regional Site-Servicing Voters within a 25 mile radius of the Town of Wickenburg


10/06/08 – 10/31/08

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The Arrogance of McCain's Campaign HQ in Arizona

Vote November 4th - Vote for OBAMAArrogance runs in rivers at the HQ in Phoenix, Arizona. This afternoons local news interviews report that while the Campaign is working harder than ever, the McCain Campaign has stated:

has voted for McCain for the past 26 years, why wouldn't we now?" Kurt Davis, speaking for the McCain Campaign, said McCain’s closing strategy will not change in his home state.

My fellow Arizonans - they were serious! Don't take this kindly, just because you've done it in the past doesn't mean it's the right thing to do now. Do you know how Insanity is defined?

It is: Repeating the same thing over and over while expecting a different result

We, Arizonans, have voted for for 26 years, and up to the point that he sold his soul to obtain the republican parties nod as their candidate I may have considered doing so again.

McCain is taking your vote for granted. Don't you do the same.

Vote November 4th, vote for the candidate that will give this country the change of direction that it needs. Vote for "The One" on 11/4.

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and , , ! for change - , , to be heard - , , because you care.

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Wall Street Gets A Bonus

I'm going to apologize in advance for this post but there are times when the words you chose MUST reflect the emotion that you feel. I know, Mom.... swearing is the lazy man's way out of using ones intellect, so I'll use the funny little symbols instead of typing the entire word, and I will try my best to temper my approach to this cluster F*#K (oops)...bear with me though.

I am beside myself, I would say I'm at a loss for word but plenty of words come to mind. I'll just jump in on this one: The very same companies that we, the tax paying citizens, the sheep of the country, have just given $700 bn... guess what they're doing? Nope, they're not causing another financial meltdown (yet)... even better. You'll never guess what those greedy SOB's on are up to!

They've set aside, between the three companies that NBC spoke about, in excess of $18 bn in BONUS money for their employees! You heard me - BONUS MONEY

- $6.8 bn set aside in bonus money
- $6.4 bn set aside in bonus money
- $6.7 bn set aside in bonus money

WHAT THE - !!! ARE YOU SERIOUS? I damned near chocked on my eggs this morning when I heard this, the average bonus per employee is in excess of $150,000.00.

A bonus in excess of $150,000.000 - I want MY and I want it NOW. No, I'm not in a mood to wait. So Senate, Congress, Mr. Bush get your asses to work and come up with a plan to bail me out and please give me enough that I can give myself and everyone in my family a bit of a bonus for doing such a bang up job. Okay, I knew that some of the people we paid our money to were not the best investments, the Government, our 401K broker, AIG, but look I needed to keep the American Economy going so I disregarded my own regulations and paid my hard earned money anyway, now I need help. BAIL ME OUT!

I could be one of the many about to lose their house to - BAIL ME OUT!

I could be one of the many now living on because the company I worked for was forced out of business due to economic downturns and increase costs of business - BAIL ME OUT!

I am one of the millions being asked to help some fortune 500 company because they got greedy and now I'm going to pay for it; my kids are going to pay for it; their kids are going to pay for it and these assholes are FRIGGING PARTYING in California (to the tune of nearly a half million dollars) and if that isn't bad enough, now these greedy pricks are going to get a DAMN BONUS! Are you kidding me? For what? Screwing the country the best? Mismanaging their companies? Causing a global economic meltdown?

Somebody, anybody, please, explain this to me.

One final question: ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!

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Top 10 Reasons to Vote Obama

10. Endorsements from the Top Republicans can't be all wrong...

9. Can stay on message without wandering aimlessly....

8. I rattled a McCain and a 92% Bush fell out....

7. If McCain/Palin were elected... I just want to know, who runs the joint when it's moose season?

6. Biden knows what the VP does, and he also reads everything in front of him.

5. It's the Economy, Stupid. McCain himself said that the Economy is not his strength... ouch!

4. For more than 20 years, Joe Biden has been at the forefront of the fight against global warming. In 1986, he offered the first Senate bill to fight global warming pollution. Since then, he has been the Senate’s strongest voice for making America the international leader in reducing global warming pollution and exporting clean technology. (the

3. Senator McCain accepted more than $2 million from the oil and gas industry, more than half of that since he changed his position on offshore drilling last month. His forthcoming plan to open America’s playgrounds and sandboxes to drilling is expected to net another $1.2 million. (the

2. No Arizonan has ever run for and been elected as President... why start now

1. A few words that will scare the hell out of most anyone:

Ladies and Gentlemen; President Sarah Palin

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Arizona for Obama

Barack Obama

Arizona for Barack Obama. Wear your Obama shirts proudly and vote Barack Obama on November 4th!

Just remember, don't wear them at your polling place - The Arizona Secretary of State has her eyes on you (I hear she's a Palin fan) - and wont let you vote if you are wearing ANY politically aligned garment, badge, button, hat, sticker or anything else. I personally plan on wearing my "Vote for the BIG O" underwear - I don't think the polling place police will be checking THAT closely ;)

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and VOTE! on November 4th.

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Obama Gains Ground in Arizona

should be a lock for Sen. McCain and up until this evenings news apparently Arizona thought so as well. McCain has been everywhere - FL, NH, OH, TN, VA... not AZ... Johnny come home... According to the local NBC affiliate is cutting in to McCain's home turf. By employing a better ground plan than McCain, by paying attention to the state and it's voters, by having a more youthful, energetic, motivated campaign office in Arizona, is making headway.

As of this date McCain has gone from a "sure thing" rating to a "leaning towards" the margin is currently 6.6 in favor of . It's not a lot - let's show the world that we are as much in favor of getting America back on the right track as the rest of the country is - go out and vote OBAMA.

Remember, Jan Brewer, Sec. of State, doesn't want you wearing your buttons, pins, t-shirts or stickers to the polling places so leave it all at home - as much BS as it is your vote is worth more now than that T-shirt will ever be!

Vote, Vote Naked, but !

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and !, something you should care about.

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Obama Assassination Plot

"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world." (Robin Williams)

I know this is true, it is through words and ideas that the impossible becomes possible, it is also the way that hate is spread, fostered and executed.

Sadly each positive has to have a negative - it is the way of the world.

Reporting from Washington -- Federal authorities in announced today that they have arrested two alleged white supremacists in an alleged plot to Democratic presidential candidate by driving their vehicle at top speed and firing high-powered rifles at him from their car windows

The report went on to say:

Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., and Paul Schlesselman, 18, of West Helena, Ark., were charged in U.S. District Court in Nashville with illegal possession of a sawed-off shotgun, conspiracy to rob a gun store and making threats against a major presidential candidate.

View the full article by Richard Serrano, a Times staff writer.

This sickens me to beyond words. I am not a naive man, I know that this hatred exists in the world. It obvious from all of the crap we've heard along the campaign trail this election season.

Everything from "he's an Arab" and it's counter... "no, he's a good man". To people screaming "Kill him".

Enough people, what the hell is wrong with you? You don't have the brainpower that God gave a flippin' gnat - running around spouting off like that is just stupid. And these two yahoo's, it just goes to show how impressionable youth are - these are kids - yes they are of majority age, but they are still kids. The brain is not developed to it's full capacity until your mid-twenties; and that's if you don't screw it up with drugs or alcohol.

So what I want to know is who is the dumb F*!K that's filling these kids with this hatred and why? What has gone so terribly bad in their lives that they have to hate like that?

I try to understand, really I do - but ultimately there are just some things that shouldn't be understood. I would vote for eradication but that would make me just as vile as they are, therefore I'm voting for castration. Allow them to live, just not breed - they can practice all they want they just can not under any circumstances reproduce - I know that's not very christian but then again Catholics don't have the purist of pasts. I'll go to confession, I swear I will.

Forgive me father for I have sinned. It has been a couple of hours since my last confession. Father, I have lusted for the castration of people filled with hate, hate so venomous that it threatens their soul and the soul of those they come in contact with and hold any influence over. It is not with hatred in my heart that I have lusted, but it is with the desire for a higher level of intelligence and a more compassionate human nature that I have used mankind as my mistress.... I might have to work on that one a bit.

Just one man's efforts to clean up the shallow end of the gene pool... Amen.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Palin Goes Rogue

McCain angry at the Alaskan MaverickSeveral advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as "going rogue."

McCain sources say has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. A second McCain source says she appears to be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.

"She is a . She takes no advice from anyone," said this McCain adviser. "She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else.

"Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom."

The Republicans have all the fun! First they get an unknown moose hunter from , then they teach her a lipstick and pig joke, hockey, some foreign policy, a few catch words and phrases... and now, they want to call her a DIVA.... and sounds like they want to boot her from the party... Gosh, it's all just rosy on the now "don't cha' know"!

You have been given a voice, use it. Go out and Vote! November 4th.

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McCain; Just Like Bush

During and interview with NBC's , John McCain was asked the following question:

"So it's a little hard for the public to separate you from this administration, isn't it? " Brokaw pointed to a review of record, which showed he voted with Bush 92 percent of the time.

McCain said there were times he has broken with the Bush administration, but added:

"So do we share a common philosophy of the Republican Party? Of course."

You decide - do we want 8 more years of Bush and tactics, well at least 92% of the time, or do we want a new direction with new leadership?

You have been given a voice, use it, be loud on November 4th. Go out and ! about something you care about.

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