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1037 at 10:45 am, not all absentees fed in yet.

A little over 2000 voted in the general election of 06.

There are over 3000 names on the checklist, but I don't know how well purged it is.  They do try, but it is difficult in a rural town with a college.

I have one totally non-random exit poll from Indiana:  1 previous Bush voter is reported to have voted for Obama.  You can add that to Dixville Notch to hold you until evening.

We got stickers, but mine fell off. :-{

Date: 2008-11-04 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

Yay for voting! :-)

Date: 2008-11-04 06:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
Thank you. Time seems to be moving slowly about now, but DW set me to doing chores. :-}

Date: 2008-11-05 04:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

Time moving at a normal pace again yet? ;-D

I'm soooooo happy! Yaaay Obama! ;-D

Date: 2008-11-05 05:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
I am moderately happy. We have thrown out an administration that, IMHO, has been behaving badly in some cases because they can.

I fear they have left the next administration with problems that have no good solutions. I wish them luck in finding the best possible solutions.

I am not very far left, myself, and, I must admit, don't particularly look forward to unchecked Democrats. But I don't care for the group that has taken control of the GOP and don't trust them with anything.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

I'm apparently as far left as you can get. ;-)

But yeah, I don't envy the new administration/Congress their problems.

On the other hand, I have complete trust in Obama to do what I would do in any given situation and to do his best. I don't know why.

Date: 2008-11-05 05:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
I'm apparently as far left as you can get.

Did you vote for Nader in '00? I'm one who holds those people partially responsible for the excesses, fiscal, legal, and international, of the last 8 years, although if a state didn't go for Bush by a small margin, that wouldn't apply to that state. And the responsibility was shared by bad polling practices and by Democrats not being on top of their job enough to counter them. VT, to the left of everyone except DC, just re-elected a Republican governor, at least partly because the Left doesn't play well with others, particularly other Left. If Palin hadn't bombed, we might have seen that with the PUMAs. But, also, he is a reasonable governor, and people realize that, but, IMHO, he needs better energy policies.

And I hold the country's people to blame for the excesses, too. It has overreacted to admitted disasters over the years and allowed its leaders to shame its name and tarnish its deserved image as a haven of freedom and opportunity. Hopefully we are making steps to improve that image again.

I fear I am an extreme moderate. Like young Strephon, I am a Liberal Conservative. ;-)

Date: 2008-11-06 09:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

No, I didn't vote for Nader. I probably overstated that a bit, I'm as far left as a Democrat gets probably. But as far as McCain's attacks on Obama were concerned -- I actually wouldn't mind any of those things (redistribution of wealth, universal health care, etc.).

Like whom?

I probably am a middle of the road leftie. I do tend to like getting along with the rest and compromise. ;-)

Date: 2008-11-07 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
I think Nader and others complaints about similarities in the way the Dems and the Reps do business probably have merit. But in a democracy, one has to have a working majority. So, while I agree with some of his charges, I don't agree with his methods.

We've been having a redistribution of wealth. The ratio between the top earners and the bottom ones has steadily increased over the years of trickle-down economics. And what we have is trickle-down economic disaster. I could do with a halt to that redistribution of wealth. :-} And rotted fabric in the golden parachutes.

And, yes, everyone should have access to reasonable health care. I foresee some difficulty in defining what is "reasonable" and who is "everyone".

Anyway, enough sputtering about politics. There has been a nice meme going around of people dredging up good pictures. It has been a relief to see those.

And I do hope to participate in your great question series. There was one on Chalion recently, and I had just been re-reading it, but it came at a bad time. Skipping ahead a bit, I wonder if Ingrey's wolf was so well prepared that it could leave without aid of a shaman? It was a very special wolf. Of course, we have Ijada to think about. Actuarial tables are against her going before Ingrey unless she has childbirth complications, and I hate to wish that on her . . .

Date: 2008-11-07 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

Hee hee, yeah, we'll see on the politics, and I'm happy to stop blathering on about it. :-)

Did you see the picture I put up? My son is the cutest thing ever! ;-D

I'm glad you're enjoying the questions. I haven't sent out a new one because I feel the Chalion question is still engendering a lot of discussion. And no matter what I say about discussion on the old questions continuting, after I throw a new one, it does peter out on the current one. So I'll probably just send a new one out on Monday. :-)

Any requests?

Interesting ideas about The Hallowed Hunt. I really do wonder what might happen there, though I don't think I've thought about it as much as you have! :-)

Date: 2008-11-07 11:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
Did you see the picture I put up?

Yes, I did. Beautiful picture of a wonderful child! I've enjoyed the other pictures you have posted, too. I meant to say something at the time, but was skimming through FL in a rush. One advantage of responding to comments is that I can always (well, almost always) find the comment notification email when I have time.

I do enjoy the questions. Haven't had time recently to read all the responses, much less contribute. And I hate to post if I'm not up on my reading. But the List has been very busy of late, much of it on topic, and that latter is largely due to you! My time will clear up, presently, and I keep the emails on gmail, which is very useful for searching.

Date: 2008-11-08 12:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

Thanks! we think he's amazing, but he's ours. :-)

Yeah, I've been posting the questions, but I don't always have time to participate, though I have been mostly keeping up with the discussions.

I do think it's nice to have lots of ontopic chat onlist. I'm not always interested in the offtopic stuff, though sometimes I am. I tend to be more generally interesting in the ontopic. Plus, I think it makes Lois more happy. :-)

Date: 2008-11-08 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
Ouch! (Just read your LMB note about your son's broken toe.) Ouch, ouch. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery!

Date: 2008-11-10 12:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] toraks.livejournal.com

Thanks, he's already doing much better by today.

I'm more worried about him than he is by far. ;-)

Date: 2008-11-04 05:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elfbiter.livejournal.com
*pointing both thumbs upwards*

Date: 2008-11-04 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countrycousin.livejournal.com
Thank you. Hopefully we can get a respectable turnout this year.

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