Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Down to the wire

I'm not really sure if that's going to be the case, but I'm hoping we'll get to call it tonight before we put the paper to bed.
Turnout is heavy everywhere, though, so it's going to be tough.
I voted a little while ago and I was number 938 in a precinct that normally gets two or three hundred.
There's plenty of time left before the polls close, though so tell me what you're hearing out there.
I'll be here all night, so let's get the conversation started.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stan that sounds like a good number in your voting district. I hope they voted on the question too. Most Polling Places in this area have 3,000 or less voters and 3 minutes is allocated per person to vote,which is more than necessary if there is no disability involved. So, if anyone would like to do a little math - you can see that working people would be at the Polls 7 to 10AM and 4 to 8 PM. If you are a wise voter and only work PT or not at all, use your gray matter and head to the Polls inbetween the above mentioned time frame and I do not mean Noon to 1:00PM It is a small time frame but what is time to you and me anyway...we have plenty of it.

Stan said...

How about that referendum question?
Did you vote yes or no?

Anonymous said...

I voted YES - 3:26 PM

Anonymous said...

Said it before and I'll say it again. Risa and Castor weren't trying hard enough to get Black detectives. Yet, she is in the papers again with the SWAT team. You may as well name your paper the castor/ferman herald.

By Rachel L. Swarns

updated 3:29 a.m. ET, Tues., Oct. 14, 2008
BROOKLINE, N.H. - Melanie Levesque grabbed the campaign signs from her Mercedes S.U.V. and plunged into the white crowd at the fairgrounds here. The cows were lowing, the cider presses churning and Mrs. Levesque, a black state legislator, was hunting for votes and a place in history.

Blacks account for less than 1 percent of the population in this small suburban district near the Massachusetts border. But none of that seemed to matter to the people here at an annual fall festival this month.

A group of snowy-haired retirees promptly invited Mrs. Levesque to a potluck dinner. Art Fenske, a 91-year-old former paratrooper who served in World War II, presented her with a T-shirt that proclaimed, “Don’t ever give up.”

It's happening elsewhere, why not here in Montco? Because Montco is Pennsyltucky!

110408 8:31 p.m. 0002 ssdd4r's but a new day for everyone else

Anonymous said...

Let me suggest that a person that maybe is too full of himself/herself should not be a Detective. As for our District Attorney and former District Attorney - they both are or were excellent in their position. Get over the dismissal and check the facts.
Now Melanie Levesque,a black person, campaigning with her sign on top of her Mercedes SUV, attending a function at a country fair is quite laughable don't you think? - expecially in NH where farm equipment down the main drag will cause a traffic jam - one or two cars at best. But you are right we should never give up as the shirt said. The TH does that every day trying to improve our lives by telling us the way it is. -We hope they will never give up.

Anonymous said...

It's going to be a long, long, night. A friend of mine lives in Chester County and the voters were lined up at 6:30 AM- wait almost 2 hours. Not bad! She told me that an elderly person showed her her ballot ug! - (you color in the person you are voting for) and said she had changed her mind and did not want to vote a straight ticket - now what to do? She suggested she check with the clerk and ask to see if she could get another ballot. Thank the man up stairs for our machines, we can preview before we vote - love those machines. Have a great night!

Riggstad said...

I read a report on msDEMbc that Obama might be choosing Rahm Emanuel for his Chief of Staff...

If that isn't an indication of what we will really be getting with this guy...

If it is true of course.

Anonymous said...

The TH does that every day trying to improve our lives by telling us the way it is. -We hope they will never give up.

November 4, 2008 6:18 PM

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I don't see any improvement with the same old same old pennsyltucky bias in the newspapers or in the county. And, a lot of other people in the county are waiting for an outcome in several racial bias cases coming up in the DA's office.

110708 11:30 a.m. ssdd in montco 0001

Anonymous said...

Anonymous - The TH, as usual, will cover the "Racial Bias Cases Coming Up In the DA's Office" as usual - the facts as presented, & well written without "Bias".. Have a great weekend and get some rest -you sure are out of it.

Anonymous said...

I've already seen and experienced the bias, and as Stan said in his column today, while in the south, he wouldn't have noticed the "colored" signs. Just like you can't see the bias that so many have experienced in Montco. So, go back to sticking your head in the sand. And, don't worry about my getting plenty of rest. My health reports continue to "ROCK" according to the doctor...

111008 5:38 p.m. 0001 ssdd in Montco

Anonymous said...

Blinders On! Not all residents of Montgomery County see bias as you do, but it does exist. My color has never hindered my ability to secure a job nor get a home. My qualifications/interviews got me where I wanted to be and have been. So, stop complaining and get out there and volunteer and spend time in our area that needs so much help and of course make the departments that you feel are "bias" know what you have done to change things.

Anonymous said...

Not sure who the "blinders on" comment was directed to, but I have been successful with jobs, owning property, etc., despite the bias and the problem still exists even when you complain about it. The so-called authority has harassed me when I called about problems on several occasions, not doing their jobs, and several officials agreed that they weren't doing their jobs when I went over their heads. I've gotten the run around, but I persisted and I have gotten some things accomplished in this county, too. I have spent quite a bit of time in this area and around the world, so I see both sides of the equation, especially when the world is relieved by the replacement of president-select shrub. I voted along with a ton of other people tired of the bias and the "decider's" decisions.

Also, it is my right to complain, and not walk lock-step with the ones that want you to be quiet and ignore the wrongs. Questioning authority is a valid idea and I and others will continue to do so.

And, finally, on this Veteran's Day where everyone should remember the service of those who protect everyone's right, one of my family members in the Air Force and in FULL DRESS UNIFORM was shot at by a racist in the south. He continued to serve his country despite this ignorant person.

111108 11:58 a.m. ssdd in Montco 0001

Anonymous said...

Veterans Day is every day in our family. Starting with WWII our family has had someone answering the call. That's how it is and doing home tour there are some people that do not appreciate what these men/women are doing in order to keep Our Country safe. North/South Carolina where many Air Force Training Grounds exist are great places to visit. There are and always will be prejudice in some areas down south, but then you know here in the north many people do not respect all races.