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47 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread

  1. Ametia says:

    10-Year-Old Gives Birth in Southern SpainPublished: November 2, 2010
    Filed at 4:05 p.m. ET

    MADRID (AP) — A 10-year-old girl has given birth in southern Spain and authorities are evaluating whether to let her and her family retain custody of the baby, an official said Tuesday.

    The baby was born last week in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, said Micaela Navarro, the Andalusia region’s social affairs minister.

    Navarro told reporters the father of the baby is also a minor, and both the mother and the baby were in good health. Her department declined to give details, including the sex of the baby, but said authorities do not consider this a case of rape and that no criminal investigation is under way.

    Under Spanish law, having consensual sex with someone under age 13 is classified as child abuse, an official with the Spanish Justice Ministry in Madrid said. But this particular case is complicated by the fact that the father of the baby is also a minor and it is not clear if he could be charged, the official said.

    Spanish newspapers said the mother is of Romanian origin.

    The daily Diario de Jerez reported the girl was already pregnant when she arrived in Spain, but did not say when she came to this country. It is not clear if the father is in Spain.

    Medical experts warn that because young girls are still growing, they are at higher risk during pregnancy. Studies have shown that teenage girls are more likely to give birth to premature babies and their infants have a higher chance of dying by age one.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/11/02/world/europe/AP-EU-Spain-Child-Mother.html?_r=3&ref=world

  2. opulent2 says:

    And from half-way round the world Madame SOS Hilliary ..speaks about Goldilocks voters:
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    “A player in U.S. elections for more than two decades, Clinton, as the top U.S. diplomat, is now barred from domestic politics and chose to spend election day on the other side of the world on a two-week, seven-nation Asia-Pacific trip.

    Anxiety over the stumbling U.S. economy and discontent with Obama and government in Washington have brought Republicans to the threshold of huge gains that could give them a majority in the House of Representatives and perhaps the Senate.

    Taping a televised question-and-answer program in Kuala Lumpur, Clinton was asked whether Obama, a Democrat, could advance his agenda when “he himself is having challenges winning the hearts of the American people.”

    Clinton pointed to the long history of a U.S. president’s party losing seats in Congress in the election after he takes office, noting this happened to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in 1994.

    “A new president gets elected, he usually does an enormous amount his first two years, and then everybody in America says ‘well that’s not enough’ or ‘that’s too much,'” she said.

    “It’s like Goldilocks … It’s too hot, it’s too cold, it’s not right,” she added. “So they send a message to the new president by voting out members of Congress of his party.”

    Clinton said she believed history would look kindly on Obama — particularly for stabilizing the world economy and preventing “a global depression” soon after he took office.”

  3. opulent2 says:

    O and the lessons we have learn from that really speeecial state of TX:

    “If either party can achieve what politicos call the ‘trifecta’ — control of the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature — in a given state, it will be able to draw congressional districts within that state unencumbered by any need to compromise with the other party. That’s the kind of power that creates electoral maps like the one former GOP Majority Leader Tom Delay helped bring to Texas in 2003 — a map that pushed four of the state’s Democrats out of their seats.”

  4. opulent2 says:

    A Pew Research study found Delaware U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell received more media coverage than any other 2010 candidate.

    http://www.journalism.org/numbers_report/midterms%E2%80%99_media_mainstays

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    And this is precisely why we still are hearing from/about Palin…got damn tiddlyWINKS! This RIGHT HERE:

    “All voters are likely to vote for candidates who appear more competent. However, male candidates that appear more approachable and female candidates who appear more attractive are more likely to win votes. In particular, men are more likely to vote for attractive female candidates whereas women are more likely to vote for approachable male candidates.”

    http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/2010/10/25/ncbi-rofl-surprise-men-vote-for-the-hotter-female-candidate/

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    IOW’s don’t buck Pelosi, if you want to keep your seat in Congress:

    Democrats who voted against health care reform are more than twice as likely to be in a tough race as those who supported it: 22 of the 34 Democrats who voted against health care reform are in trouble, according to Cook, compared to 55 of the 219 who supported the bill.”

    “Similarly, Democrats who opposed the House climate-change bill are nearly three times as likely to be fighting for their jobs as are those who supported it: 29 of the 43 Democrats who opposed the bill to tax carbon emissions are vulnerable, while only 48 of the 210 who supported it are.”

  5. opulent2 says:

    Yes, Ed …this is true…but you should have said this on MorningJoe…you should have gone on talk radio in Philly, and Pittsburgh and said this! You should have held a press conference in Philadelphia on the steps where Rocky ran…and told the whole friggin STATE!!
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    “You know they’re trying to screw the president, right?”

    — Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D), quoted by the Morning Call, encouraging two men in a Philadelphia food court to vote.

    • Ametia says:

      All these wussie ass Dems are a day late, and a dolla short. Sounding the trumpet after the fucking teabagging bulls have been let out of the gate, while PBO has been trapsing the countryside rallying for these lame ass cowards.

  6. opulent2 says:

    Exit polls are being conducted in 26 states today but the results will be quarantined until at least 5:30 pm ET.

    Anything you might hear before then is based on uninformed speculation. Of course, much of what you hear after that time might be as well.

  7. opulent2 says:

    Charlie Cook says there’s too much focus on poll closing times for tonight’s results, times when no election results are actually available. Instead, the focus should be on the times at which meaningful levels of results are in.

    He sends over a useful table showing the states in chronological order by when 50% of the 2008 vote had been counted, along with some key races worth following.

    http://www.cookpolitical.com/sites/default/files/electionnight50percent_0.pdf

  8. Ametia says:

    Your WHITE male cowards at work folks

    Chris Matthews, you fucking COWARD!

  9. Lets do this, folks! Lets do it for our children’s future, our grandchildren’s future, and for the loved ones who have passed on, but took the brunt of Jim Crow and hoping for a better day! Lets do it for them!

    VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. HEADS UP, GUYS

    If you are seeing voter intimidation or suppression

    call 1-866-OUR VOTE

    If there is violence…call the police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go on and Rock The Vote!

  11. I Voted!

    Yes We Can Can!

    Oh yes we can, I know we can can
    yes we can can, why can’t we?
    If we wanna, yes we can can.

  12. dannie22 says:

    Hey y’all!

    We gon turn this mutha out!!!!
    The media is scurred!!! As well they should be!

  13. Ametia says:

    PLEASE REMEMBER, FOLKS, THE MEDIA IS PUBLIC ENEMY #1.

  14. Ametia says:

    Joe Biden, Bill Keating share ‘laugh’
    By Jessica Fargen
    Sunday, October 31, 2010

    A star lineup of Dems led by Vice President Joseph Biden yesterday hit Quincy to make a last-ditch pitch for the open 10th Congressional District seat.

    “Get up, folks. Get up and go out and get these folks to vote. Do not take this lightly,” a vehement Biden urged a crowd of several hundred at a rally for Norfolk District Attorney William R. Keating, who is running in a close race against Republican Jeff Perry.

    The campaign stump in Quincy comes as prominent Democrats make last-minute pitches across the country amid fears the party will lose control of Congress. President Barack Obama campaigned in Philadelphia yesterday.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/view.bg?articleid=1292717

  15. Lisa MB says:

    Good morning 3Chics!

    On my way out to vote and stopped by to soak in a little sanity. :) Thank you, Ladies, for all you do!

    • Ametia says:

      Hi Lisa. Good to see you, and Thanks! Rock the Vote, lady. That’s the power we have.

    • Morning, Lisa!

      Thank you for stopping by. I’ll be heading out to vote in a minute too. I made some phone calls to remind my children & a few relatives to get out and VOTE! They’re all on their way to the polls. Lets do this.

      We have to ….ROCK.THE.VOTE!

  16. People Get Ready! Here We Go…

  17. Ametia says:

    November 1, 2010, 8:20 pm 5 Reasons Democrats Could Beat the Polls and Hold the House
    By NATE SILVER
    While our forecast and a good deal of polling data suggest that the Republicans may win the House of Representatives on Tuesday, perhaps all is not lost for the Democrats. Here’s one possible scenario for how things might not end up as expected.

    It was hard to pinpoint exactly when in the night things started to go wrong. But at some point, a trash can was knocked over in John A. Boehner’s office in the Longworth House Office Building. A half-hour later, a hole was punched in the wall at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters.

    Republicans didn’t really have much reason to be upset. They were going to pick up somewhere between 29 and 34 House seats from Democrats, pending the outcome of a recount or two and the receipt of mail ballots in some Western states. They gained five Senate seats from Democrats, and won the governorships in Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Florida, among many other states. It had been a wave election, indeed — but a wave on the magnitude of 2006, rather than 1994.

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/5-reasons-democrats-could-beat-the-polls-and-hold-the-house/

  18. Ametia says:

    Morgan Freeman in middle of campaign ad controversy
    By: CNN’s Alison Harding

    (CNN) – North Carolina Republican congressional candidate B.J. Lawson’s campaign said it was “tricked” by a production company after it was revealed that actor Morgan Freeman was not the narrator in Lawson’s latest ad, as the campaign had previously claimed.

    “We’re apologizing to Congressman Price, to the voters, and most of all to Morgan Freeman because this is not the campaign we wanted to run, and not the campaign we have run,” Lawson campaign spokesman Martin Avila told CNN.

    The narrator’s familiar voice immediately raised eyebrows when the ad launched on Friday. Lawson’s campaign initially confirmed that the voice was Freeman’s on Facebook and on its website on Monday.
    But the Oscar-winning actor issued a statement soon after denying any involvement with the campaign.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/01/morgan-freeman-in-middle-of-campaign-ad-controversy/

  19. Ametia says:

    The noise of the media, always a DAY LATE & a DOLLAR SHORT!

    What’s behind the Tea Party’s ire?

    By Eugene Robinson
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010

    The first African American president takes office, and almost immediately we see the birth of a big, passionate national movement – overwhelmingly white and lavishly funded – that tries its best to delegitimize that president, seeks to thwart his every initiative, and manages to bring the discredited and moribund opposition party roaring back to life. Coincidence?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110105086_Comments.html

    Eugene must have had blinders and earplugs on since last August’s teagbaggers took off their white hoods.

  20. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Beautiful, 3 Chics, friends, and Lurkers!

    Let’s get out there and VOTE today! :-)

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