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Vote 2008: Live blog, Election Night (transcript)

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Wade on Birmingham - Vote 2008Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for our four-and-a-half hour(!) live blog of Wade on Birmingham Election Night Live Blog, part of our Vote 2008 coverage.

My special thanks to pundit extraordinaire Jen Barnett and comedian Christopher Davis for their tireless contributions to the cause. I loved having the opportunity to share such a historic night with all of you.

On the jump, the full minute-by-minute transcript from the live blog …


Wade on Birmingham – Vote 2008 Election Night (11/04/2008)
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7:07
Wade:  Welcome!
7:41
Jen:  Thanks!
7:43
Which wife will make a better first lady?
Cindy McCain

( 0% )

Michelle Obama

( 0% )
6:47
Jen:  Ok, so there are our tests. And now we’re live!
6:49
Wade:  Remember, our 14th caller who knows the UltraRock 98 phrase that payz wins front-row seats to Aerosmith!
6:51
Who’d you rather #1? (Have as president)
Abraham Lincoln

( 50% )

Nick Saban

( 50% )
6:53
Jen:  (Semi)early predictions, Wade?
6:55
Wade:  Someone at work asked me who I thought would win.
6:56
Wade:  Colleague 1: Obama.
Colleague 2: Mayor McCheese.
Me: The American public and democracy.
6:57
Wade:  And now, please welcome, to sing our National Anthem, American Idol Taylor Hicks.
6:58 [Video file] YouTube: -aGGu1pNMds Play
6:59
Jen:  Did you get any free stuff with your I Voted sticker?
6:59
[Comment From Sean]
There’s no way the American public wins.
6:59
[Comment From Sean]
I got a free sticker!
6:59
Jen:  That you nearly lost…
6:59
Wade:  What do have against Taylor, Jen?!
6:59
Wade:  Or America?!
7:00
Jen:  Everyone knows I hate anyone my mom loves
7:00
[Comment From Sean]
Same thing she has against America?
7:00
Wade:  Welcome everyone to Hour 1 of our live blog of Election Night! Thanks to Jen for live blogging with us all night.
7:02
Jen:  Pennsylvania goes to Obama along with Illinois, New Hampshire, and Mass–is Penn where the gunclingers live?
7:02
Jen:  Ah, check the map below
7:02
[Comment From Sean]
Where’s the free beer?
7:02
[Comment From Maggie]
Thanks for having us, Wade. I am personally celebrating this live-blog by leaving and going out for ice cream in about 5 minutes.
7:02
Wade:  Please, no pissing off the people with guns!!
7:02
Jen:  Get me a scoop! (Chubby hubby, pls, kthx)
7:02
Wade:  Free ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s?
7:03
Who’d you rather #2? (Have as president, or just have, I guess)
Kendra

( 33% )

Holly

( 67% )

Bridget

( 0% )
7:04
[Comment From Maggie]
Oh, hell yes. Finally, voting brings me immediate benefits.
7:04
Jen:  Breaking: Alabama cannot be projected
7:04
Wade:  That is very surprising
7:04
Wade:  McCain was a 20 point favorite. TWENTY.
7:04
Wade:  I was ready to call Alabama for McCain back in July.
7:05
Jen:  And I have the email chains to back that up.
7:06
Wade:  Keep a close eye on that Alabama map below this live chat window.
7:06
[Comment From Maggie]
103. Halfway there!
7:06
Jen:  270 is the magic number, Maggie
7:06
[Comment From Maggie]
Note: I’ve had a couple beers already and can’t add.
7:06
Jen:  Free with your I Voted sticker?
7:07
Wade:  That’s OK: the Wade on Birmingham Election Team is cranked on meth and peanut M&M’s.
7:07
Jen:  And big salads
7:07
Wade:  What channel(s) is everyone watching?

We’re currently on ABC.

7:07
Jen:  Quick lurking, Lori
7:09
[Comment From Lori]
Caught me. I’m obviously not very good at it. You guys are definitely helping my ulcer.
7:09
Jen:  For the record, Wade & I are monitoring the networks, plus CNN.com, Foxnews.com, and MSNBC.com
7:09
Wade:  Sorry to hear about it, Lori, feel better.
7:09
Jen:  Yay! Producer ducks in front of camera on Fox!
7:10
Jen:  Gaffe(r)! Gaffe(r)! Gaffe(r)!
7:10
[Comment From Lori]
I will have a miraculous recovery if Obama wins.
7:10
[Comment From Kari]
What up, peeps!
7:10
Jen:  You may have a miraculous recovery sooner than you think
7:10
[Comment From Sean]
My kids are pulling for Grover to win in Alabama.
7:10
Jen:  Cleveland?
7:10
[Comment From Kari]
I can’t watch right now….
7:11
Jen:  Why not Kari?
7:11
Jen:  Are robot cartoons on?
7:11
[Comment From Sean]
They’re also in the bathtub. So were blogging wet.
7:11
[Comment From Kari]
It’s too stressful.
7:11
Jen:  A-ha, well, we’ll keep you posted. Drink more wine.
7:11
Jen:  Sean, use a battery pack.
7:11
[Comment From Kari]
I’m watching gary busey on celebrity rehab.
7:12
Jen:  How crazy is he?
7:12
[Comment From Kari]
what a nightmare he is.
7:12
Wade:  — CNN projects Obama wins New Jersey, Illinois, Connecticut; McCain takes South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee.
7:12
[Comment From Kari]
did anyone hear about the shit going down in moody today?
7:12
Jen:  What happened in Moody?
7:12
Sean:  BTW, I tried to throw the Adger votes for a straight Nader ticket.
7:13
[Comment From Kari]
the town hall, a polling site, was decked out in mccain banners.
7:13
Sean:  Alas, he still got zero votes.
7:13
Jen:  OHHHH
7:13
Sean:  There are children singing on CNN in Phoenix.
7:13
Wade:  Kari, did you notify the election officials?
7:13
Sean:  This is just creapy!
7:13
Jen:  Did anything happen? (To the Moody folks, not the singing children)
7:14
[Comment From Kari]
there were round table discussions about the ballot going on INSIDE
7:14
[Comment From Kari]
no booths
7:14
[Comment From Kari]
no, i didn’t vote in moody
7:14
[Comment From Kari]
the confederate flag was flying high!!!
7:14
Jen:  Pics?
7:14
[Comment From Kari]
however, there were long rectangular tables in homewood.
7:14
Lori:  I voted at a table in Hoover, which I didn’t really like. But there was no discussion.
7:15
[Comment From Kari]
look, i didn’t see it.
7:15
Jen:  LOL
7:15
[Comment From Kari]
i’ve never voted at a table before.
7:15
Jen:  I heard that from several people today
7:15
Jen:  One in Hoover, and I think Wade
7:15
[Comment From Kari]
lol
7:16
Sean:  I voted under the table. Glug, glug.
7:16
Sean:  My kids were running circles around the privacy screen.
7:16
Lori:  Me neither. I was afraid someone was going to follow me to the scanning machine and snatch my ballot out of my hand screaming “NOBAMA”
7:16
Sean:  We only have one at our polling place.
7:16
Wade:  How long did everyone have to wait?
7:16
Jen:  <5 minutes
7:17
[Comment From Kari]
my son said he would only go with me to vote if i voted for president nader.
7:17
Sean:  About 15 minutes.
7:17
Wade:  About 20 min.
7:17
Jen:  WHAT is Nader’s favorite part of the frog’s lifecycle?
7:17
Sean:  The line was 10 deep. It was a huge turnout for my rural community
7:17
[Comment From Kari]
no line in hommwood.
7:17
[Comment From Kari]
homewood
7:17
Lori:  I was the only person in the A-B line at 3:30
7:17
[Comment From Kari]
lol!!!!
7:17
Wade:  Maybe 50-70 in Woodlawn.
7:17
[Comment From Kari]
not sure, i heard he’s a muslim.
7:18
Shephard Smith’s secret?
Botox

( 75% )

Browlift

( 25% )
7:18

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7:18
[Comment From Kari]
lol
7:18
[Comment From Kari]
Wade, your site is great!
7:18
Jen:  Ha–there’s the producer!
7:19
Wade:  A shot from about 5 minutes ago when a tech ran in front of the green screen.
7:19
Wade:  Thanks, Kari!
7:19
Wade:  Ok, only 3 hours and 41 min to go.
7:19
Sean:  Can’t wait for them to call Jefferson County.
7:19
Wade:  Alabama map has its first county lit up below.
7:19
[Comment From Kari]
i mean really….
7:19
Sean:  I’ve been to that county.
7:19
Sean:  there’s not much there
7:20
Sean:  But the dog track
7:20
Jen:  CNN has a much more conservative count: 77 Obama 34 McCain
7:20
[Comment From Kari]
yay! obama has alabama
7:20
Jen:  What??
7:20
Jen:  Oh oh, just for right now
7:20
[Comment From Kari]
how long will that last???
7:20
[Comment From Kari]
lol
7:20
[Comment From Kari]
one county
7:21
Wade:  Birmingham live on NBC right now
7:21
Lori:  On election night the whole “black belt” turns blue.
7:21
Sean:  Why is Alabama yellow on CNN? Don’t they know our motto? We dare defend our rights? Should we be another color?
7:21
[Comment From Kari]
do ya’ll have a delay?
7:21
[Comment From Kari]
my comments are taking forever to post.
7:21
Wade:  Yellow dog democrats.
7:21
Jen:  Foxnews.com reports 77 Obama 39 McCain
7:22
Lori:  Wow, that’s very fair and balanced.
7:22
Lori:  I’m surprised they announced anything they didn’t like.
7:22
Wade:  Blount County for McCain
7:23
Kari:  I still can’t get over Gary Busey.
7:23
Kari:  lol
7:23
Kari:  anyway…
7:23
Jen:  I’ve only seen episode one
7:23
Kari:  how close do you think this is going to be????
7:23
Jen:  He’s like a dog that thinks it’s people
7:24
Jen:  I think it will be a landslide
7:24
Kari:  lol
7:24
Lori:  I pray that you are right, Jen
7:24
Kari:  i hope so
7:24
Kari:  it’s hard to see that from here…
7:24
Jen:  You heard it here first
7:24
Jen:  Or from Karl Rove
7:24
Kari:  nice.
7:25
Jen:  Or one of millions of other pundits
7:25
Lori:  There’s a really cute reporter on cnn.com
7:25
Jen:  What color are the other states on CNN, Sean?
7:26
Jen:  Which one, Lori?
7:26
Lori:  TJ something
7:27
Who’d you rather #3? (Have as president)
Taylor Hicks

( 0% )

Ruben Studdard

( 75% )

Bo Bice

( 25% )
7:28
[Comment From christopherdavis]
election night 2008! well slap my bi-partisan ass.
7:28
Kari:  Who is coming up with these polls?
7:28
Wade:  Welcome Chris Davis!
7:28
Lori:  Bathtime for baby. Back in an hour. Happy blogging…
7:28
Kari:  i picked bo bice…
7:28
Kari:  why did ruben get 100%
7:29
Kari:  i’m claiming fraud.
7:29
Jen:  I voted for Ruben
7:29
Jen:  and my mom, by calling Canada
7:29
Wade:  Ruben for Governor 2010
7:29
christopherdavis:  thanks wade. it’s good to be here in my first venture into the blogosphere. the air isn’t as thin as i thought. novirtual nosebleeds.
7:29
Kari:  well obviously your vote is the only one that counts.
7:29
Kari:  for shizzle
7:29
Jen:  Try again
7:30
Kari:  lol
7:30
christopherdavis:  if rueben is elected governor he can sing a poorly written and produced song at his own inauguration.
7:30
Kari:  and his wife can do his hair.
7:30
Jen:  I’m sorry, 2011
7:30
Jen:  Alabama does go for John McCain
7:31
Sean:  The mac is not back in New Hampshire, according to CNN.
7:31
Wade:  To no one’s surprise.
7:31
Kari:  YES!
7:31
Wade:  About McCain and Bama
7:31
Jen:  Jen prediction: All states beginning with “A” with go McCain
7:31
Kari:  no about obama and NH
7:31
Wade:  Arkansas?
7:31
Jen:  Arizona and Alaska
7:32
Kari:  I pick all states with an M will go Obama
7:32
christopherdavis:  any undecided voters on this blog? if so, i have a punch in the neck for you later. i don’t mean that in a violent way.
7:32
Kari:  except Mississippi
7:32
Jen:  Montana? Hmmm
7:32
Sean:  All states that start with Z will go for Nadar.
7:32
Sean:  Nader.
7:32
Sean:  Zader
7:32
Sean:  Vader.
7:32
Jen:  Zagat’s
7:32
Jen:  Are you drinking that wine from the box?
7:33
Wade:  Puerto Rico?

American Samoa?

7:33
Kari:  who me?
7:33
Jen:  No, Sean
7:33
Jen:  GUAM!
7:33
Kari:  mine is a 6.99 wine FROM THE BOTTLE!
7:33
Sean:  My 108 year old Nanny was just on NBC 13. She was voting.
7:33
Sean:  Amazing stuff!
7:33
Kari:  nice.
7:33
Joe the plumber?
Engaging everyman

( 0% )

Annoying douchebag

( 100% )
7:34
Wade:  That’s funny, I was just on Sean’s nanny.
7:35
Wade:  Good night, drive safely.
7:35
Sean:  Potty mouth. There are kids monitoring this blog.
7:35
Jen:  Tip your waitress
7:35
Jen:  Can your daughter read?
7:36
Sean:  No. But I am reading it out loud to her in lieu of a bed time story.
7:36
Wade:  Hey kids, don’t vote, don’t stay in school.
7:36
Kari:  I’m telling you…
7:36
Jen:  Is this going to be about Busey?
7:36
Kari:  my kid voted for nader in the mock election
7:36
Kari:  no
7:37
Kari:  but why does he think he’s a therapist?
7:37
Jen:  What were his reasons?
7:37
Sean:  I voted for Nader once. Perot twice.
7:37
Kari:  he cares about the environment
7:37
Sean:  Your kid will come around.
7:37
Jen:  I wrote myself in once
7:37
Sean:  Or there will eventually be someone he can vote for.
7:37
Wade:  The Nader doc is simply fascinating. Required viewing for all voters.
7:37
Kari:  i believe specifically poler baears
7:37
Sean:  Funny, I wrote you in today
7:37
Jen:  2!
7:38
Kari:  i vote myself in
7:38
Kari:  wrote
7:38
Kari:  lol
7:38
Sean:  When you get to washington representing the 6th district, I want some damn pork in Adger.
7:38
Sean:  Oh wait, got pork in Adger.
7:38
Jen:  Beat me to it
7:38 [Video file] YouTube: 9ycR36N68R8 Play
7:38
Kari:  can we talk about gary busey for a minute?
7:39
christopherdavis:  lord gary of the manor busey?
7:40
Sean:  Why Gary Busey?
7:40
Sean:  It’s about to be over.
7:40
Sean:  CNN: Projecting PA for Obama.
7:41
Jen:  We like celeb rehab
7:41
Wade:  PA is a lynchpin.
7:41
Jen:  I don’t know why he thinks he’s a therapist, but I think Shelley will eventually freak out on him
7:42
Kari:  i am completely mezmerized by him.
7:42
Wade:  Next video will be a 10-minute drum solo so Jen and I can pee and do coke.
7:42
Kari:  hahaha
7:42
Jen:  It’s the teeth
7:42
Kari:  he’s living on another planet
7:42
Jen:  foxnews.com is having difficulties
7:43
Sean:  CNN: And now we got to Phoenix, where people are peeing all over themselves at the Biltmore.
7:43
Jen:  cnn.com: Obama 102, McCain 34
7:43
Kari:  lol
7:43
Kari:  who is the freaking reporter?
7:43
Sean:  Dana Bash
7:43
Kari:  she looks like a who.
7:44
Sean:  Crap… Shelby County just went for Karl Rove.
7:44
Sean:  No surprise there.
7:44
Kari:  Dana Lou Hoo
7:44
Jen:  McCain filing a something in Pennsylvania–lawsuit, injunction, missed the exact
7:44
Kari:  no way…
7:44
Sean:  She just needs the hair thing.
7:44
Kari:  already?
7:44
Kari:  why?
7:45
Jen:  Obama doing better with white dudes than John Kerry
7:45
Kari:  wait what is he filing in PA?
7:45
Sean:  That’s cause he’s more like a white dude than John Kerry.
7:45
Sean:  Kerry’s from another planet.
7:45
Sean:  And I voted for him.
7:45
Jen:  Also doing better with white dudes: American beer, twins
7:46
Kari:  maybe the same one as Gary Busey.
7:46
[Comment From Melinda]
Any news about Elizabeth Dole?
7:46
Wade:  She’s losing or has already lost.
7:46
christopherdavis:  hot korean women seem to fare well with white dudes too. but that’s what i hear at the country club and costco.
7:47
Kari:  nice.
7:47
Wade:  ”

Democratic challenger Kay Hagan knocked off Republican
Sen. Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina’s Senate race, the third pickup in what
is unfolding as a big night for Senate Democrats.

Hagan, 45, a five-term state senator, now becomes North
Carolina’s second female senator in the traditionally Republican state. With 4
percent of the precincts reporting, Hagan was up 59-38 percent against Dole.”

7:47
Sean:  they also do better with other white men.
7:47
Jen:  Joe Biden wins his senate race
7:47
[Comment From Melinda]
great!
7:47
[Comment From Melinda]
thanks for the link Wade.
7:47
Wade:  Biden still running for Senate?
7:47
Wade:  That dude won’t quit.
7:48
christopherdavis:  speaking of white dudes, busey specifically. he does have the choppers. his teeth are a conduit to higher learning.
7:48
Wade:  I have no idea what subtext show is being discussed. On my own blog, too.
7:49
Kari:  poor thing.
7:49
Jen:  He thinks he’s not there for rehab, but as an inspirational speaker
7:49
Kari:  celebrity rehab with Drew Pinsky.
7:49
Jen:  He out-Kanickies Kanickie
7:49
Sean:  Have we had a Palin siting yet?
7:49
christopherdavis:  cuba gooding junior gets and oscar and he refuses to do anything good ever again. busey gets an oscar nod, refuses to wear a motorcyclehelmet and goes insane
7:49
Wade:  Who else snagged “I Voted” sticker freebies?
7:49
Jen:  I haven’t seen any candidate on the tube
7:49
Kari:  MEEEEEE!!!!
7:50
Sean:  My kids hugged me.
7:50
Wade:  Palin is waiting it out with the McCains in AZ.
7:50
Kari:  my kid got one, too!
7:50
Sean:  And Graeme left something in his diaper for me.
7:50
christopherdavis:  i guess what i’m saying is, i hope obama doesn’t get any oscar consideration.
7:50
Sean:  that was all free!
7:50
Wade:  Obama is up for an Emmy, btw
7:50
Sean:  No way she is “with the McCains”
7:50
Kari:  for what?
7:50
Sean:  I bet she’s not even allowed at the Biltmore.
7:50
[Comment From Dave]
I was listening to NPR in the car, and they called PA as soon as they came on at 7 (8ET). That the race was that clear immediately doesn’t bode well for McCain next door in Ohio.
7:50
[Comment From CA]
Just signing on..this is better than TV..Palin just went to Arizona to be with McCain
7:50
christopherdavis:  in that case get barack a helmet just to be safe
7:51
Sean:  Is he going to ride a motorcycle?
7:51
Wade:  He’ll be better protected than the troops.
7:51
Sean:  Or win an oscar
7:51
christopherdavis:  maybe a vespa. he’s very continental.
7:51
Best I Voted freebie:
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

( 50% )

Chick-fil-A

( 0% )

Starbucks coffee

( 0% )

Krispy Kreme doughnut

( 17% )

Babeland sex toy

( 33% )
7:51
Kari:  mccain HAD to win PA
7:51
Sean:  But he’s got big ears. Imagine the drag.
7:52
Kari:  and, i didn’t know chick fil a had freebees
7:52
Wade:  My fave giveaway: flu shots for voters.
7:52
Sean:  I think I figured out Dana Basch.
7:52
Sean:  She’s not a hoo.
7:52
christopherdavis:  philadelhia, the city of brotherly love, but no love for a brother. don’t be hatin.
7:52
Wade:  http://voteandvax.com
7:52
Sean:  She’s James Carville in a wig!
7:52
Kari:  what!!!?
7:52
Kari:  nice.
7:52
Kari:  she’s still a hoo
7:52
christopherdavis:  i’m so racially edgy aren’t i?
7:52
Sean:  So he’s a hoo too?
7:53
Kari:  yes.
7:53
Sean:  Hooey.
7:53
Kari:  does that make GB a hoo?
7:53
Kari:  Dole defeated
7:53
christopherdavis:  and while we’re talking about PA. it’s white cheese on my philly. you slather some of that cheeze whiz crap on my sandwhich and we’re gonna have a fight
7:54
Sean:  No way. He an evil (@*#%)^)(*$
7:54
[Comment From Melinda]
i didn’t know babeland was giving out freebies. Looks like 33 percent of you knew. Where the heck is Babeland? Obviously, I need to get out more.
7:54
Wade:  Babeland is wherever I am.
7:54
Sean:  By the time I get back to this chat it will be over, but my kids need ALL their medications.
7:54
Wade:  We’ll keep it going, Sean.
7:54
Sean:  Busey land maybe.
7:54
christopherdavis:  catch me up. what’s aHoo? is this Dr. Seus related?
7:54
Kari:  yes!
7:55
Kari:  sorry…
7:55
Kari:  i should have clarified
7:55
christopherdavis:  yes me kari? or yes sean?
7:55
Kari:  where is jen?
7:55
Kari:  Yes chris
7:55
Jen:  Sorry sorry
7:56
Kari:  A Hoo is a Dr suess character
7:56
christopherdavis:  answer me dammit. why do you ignore me so kari? what happened to us? we used to be beautiful!
7:56
Kari:  sorry…
7:56
Kari:  the wine is kicking in
7:56
christopherdavis:  i can’t saty mad at you kari.
7:56
Jen:  They’re in the Grinch!
7:56
Kari:  and Horton
7:56

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7:56
christopherdavis:  oh i know my grinchian lore.
7:56
Kari:  I love horton
7:56
Wade:  Dana Bash, fyi
7:57
Kari:  lmao
7:57
christopherdavis:  carve me off a slice of that rare roast Who beast!
7:58
Kari:  i love that we are talking about hoos and GB.
7:58
Kari:  lol
7:58
christopherdavis:  it’s democracy at it’s finest
7:58
Kari:  alabama mccain
7:58
Who’d you rather #4? (This one’s for governor)
Charles Barkley

( 67% )

Barkley from Sesame Street

( 33% )
7:58
Wade:  Oy, the Fox anchor is talking about his Facebook account.
7:59
Jen:  I’m friending him
7:59
Kari:  me too
7:59
Wade:  It’s like Demitri Martin on Daily Show, but even less hilarious.
7:59
christopherdavis:  a whovillian conversation in russia during a presidential race will get you thrown in stalag 13
7:59
Jen:  In Soviet Russia, the Who hears you
7:59
christopherdavis:  we don’t dis demetri in this house young man!
8:00
Wade:  Welcome, to Hour Two of our live blog on Election Night 2008.
8:00
christopherdavis:  i love you jen. lol
8:00
Wade:  Please feel free to say hi, don’t just lurk!
8:00
Jen:  Heh
8:00
christopherdavis:  oh god, i just typed lol. what the?
8:00
Jen:  It’s better than saying it out loud
8:00
Wade:  Next up, political lolcats …
8:00
Jen:  Wisconsin to Obama
8:00
Kari:  I’m a LOL er
8:00
Kari:  bitches
8:01
Jen:  I can has lektoral votes?
8:01
Kari:  did you take your ambien
8:01
Jen:  Minnesota to Obama
8:01
Kari:  please do…
8:01
Kari:  it would be way more fun
8:01
Jen:  No ambien tonight, the new coverage will take care of it
8:01
Jen:  Wade will take it
8:01
Kari:  i called the M!
8:01
Wade:  But not orally.
8:01
Kari:  M states!
8:02
Jen:  MMMmmm, states
8:02
Kari:  but remember, i opted OUT of Mississippi
8:02
Jen:  Montana???
8:02
Kari:  wow, it does look like a landslide
8:03
Kari:  no, i like montana
8:03
Wade:  Be sure to tell your Facebook and MySpace and Twitter friends to drop by:

http://snurl.com/wade-vote08-live

8:03
Jen:  Fox just indian-gave Obama Ohio
8:03
Jen:  No offense to my native american friends
8:03
Kari:  ha!
8:03
christopherdavis:  just heard arizona is too close to call. talk about hometown disadvantage
8:03
Wade:  Ugh, Karl Rove on Fox — forgot he was on there.
8:03
Kari:  that sucks
8:03
Kari:  CD
8:04
Kari:  k, i’m gone for a minute
8:04
Kari:  my kid won’t go to bed
8:04
Jen:  see you soon
8:04
Wade:  MSNBC 175 Obama
70 McCain
8:04
Jen:  Shocking
8:04
Kari:  he’s afraid of mosquitos
8:04
christopherdavis:  i’ll be right back too. i hear undecided voters on my lawn
8:04
Kari:  and there is one in his room
8:05
Jen:  too bad there’s no frog there to catch it…
8:05
christopherdavis:  a mosquito or undecided voter?
8:05
Jen:  either
8:05
Sean:  I’m back. PBS is projecting the Isle of Sodor for Obama.
8:05
christopherdavis:  frogs cathc undecided voters?
8:05
Sean:  He’s usefule.
8:05
Sean:  useful
8:05
Wade:  Wish PBS was doing live national coverage.
8:06
Sean:  Sununu went down.
8:06
Sean:  Thus CNN projects.
8:06
christopherdavis:  pbs stands for punked out baby suckers
8:06
christopherdavis:  poor sununu. we hardly knew ye
8:06
Wade:  RIP Obama’s grandma.
8:07
christopherdavis:  was he undecided?
8:07
Jen:  So depressing–the Biltmore hotel with “Take me home tonight” playing in the background
8:07
christopherdavis:  RIP indeed.
8:07
Jen:  Oui, cheers Madelyn
8:08
Wade:  For more live blogging (and in-depth polling):

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

8:08
Obama
Half white

( 40% )

Half black

( 60% )
8:09
[Comment From Dave]
Jen, I’m watching Fox, and I don’t see the Ohio for Obama call you report.
8:09
Sean:  “If republicans can’t beat a lunatic like Al Franken, then we’re in bad shape this year.”
8:09
Sean:  That’s damn funny.
8:09
Jen:  It was a mistake, Dave–Shepherd called it out as an error
8:09
Sean:  Carville thinks Obama is going to take Fla.
8:09
Jen:  who’s the quote from, Sean?
8:10
Wade:  That’s the odd thing about American racial labeling: someone who’s “half-black” isn’t biracial or mixed race, he’s black.
8:10
Sean:  The mustachioed republicn guy.
8:10
Jen:  ah, him
8:10
Sean:  Anderson Cooper was quick to back pedal from the Carville comment.
8:10
Jen:  Mah boo?
8:11
Jen:  Did he say who was the mole?
8:11
Wade:  I am not the mole.
8:11
Sean:  I have a mole.
8:11
Sean:  But I’m not saying where.
8:11
Wade:  moley moley moley ..
8:11
christopherdavis:  guaca mole
8:11
Jen:  Then you must not have a cat
8:11
Sean:  Alex Castellanos
8:11
Jen:  GUAM!
8:12
Wade:  From FB world: “Erin Sullivan wishes Tim Russert was still with us.8:33pm”
8:12
Sean:  Graeme’s allergic to moles.
8:12
Sean:  And cats.
8:12
Jen:  I didn’t think I would say this, but I think Kari was actually raising the level of discourse
8:12
christopherdavis:  tim was essential.
8:12
Sean:  CNN: GA for McCain.
8:12
Wade:  I’ve been watching the Sunday morning shows lately, and it’s been sad without him.
8:12
Jen:  rats
8:12
Sean:  No word on Chambliss.
8:13
christopherdavis:  not to harp on this, but just out of curisity, were any of you bloggers undecided? fess up.
8:13
Wade:  No freakin way.
8:13
Sean:  I was decided after Fla. 2000.
8:13
Jen:  I couldn’t even decide if Obama was half white or half black
8:14
[Comment From Dave]
ABC reports all 4 of Maine’s electoral votes go to Obama (that state along with Nebraska splits up its votes)
8:14
christopherdavis:  unless obama ate a human baby on national television, there was pretty much no doubt that i was going to vote for him.
8:14
christopherdavis:  so i don’t get this undecided shizzle
8:14
Jen:  For me, it would depend on how cute the baby was
8:14
christopherdavis:  sadist
8:14
Wade:  psst: no one says shizzle anymore.
8:15
Jen:  Ah, another for Kari’s M states rule
8:15
christopherdavis:  alll babies are cute. even the homely ones.
8:15
[Comment From Maggie]
In a parallel world where 2000Mcain had run against Obama, I might have been undecided.
8:15
christopherdavis:  oops
8:15
christopherdavis:  my apologies… shiznit
8:15
christopherdavis:  shilzenit?
8:15
Sean:  Darnit, there are kids… oh wait, they went to bed.
8:16
Which did you do first?
Vote in real life

( 80% )

Say you voted on Facebook

( 20% )
8:16
christopherdavis:  kids need to learned obscure profanities sometime
8:16
[Comment From Maggie]
For the record, I waited for ice cream for longer than I waited to vote. Also: Coconut 7-Layer Bar Rocks.
8:16
Jen:  YUM
8:16
christopherdavis:  that’s what this election night needs. ice cream
8:16
Wade:  Maggie: saw your FB status first.
8:17
[Comment From Maggie]
Seriously. I would vote for Ben and Jerry for ANYTHING right about now.
8:17
Wade:  We know we’re second to FB.
8:17
christopherdavis:  someone bring me some hagen das. mango flavor please
8:17
Wade:  And now, the contestants weigh in on a giant scale.
8:17
christopherdavis:  nothing more american than voting and hagen das
8:17
Wade:  Who will be the Biggest Loser?
8:18
Jen:  Frusen Gladje?
8:18
Sean:  Karl Rove
8:18
[Comment From Maggie]
Also, MSNBC has called Minnesota (my current home state) for Obama with….wait for it….0% of precincts reporting.
8:18
christopherdavis:  frusen gladje? now i have to marry you!
8:18
Wade:  FYI: Sessions wins his Senate seat again over Figures.
8:18
Jen:  Bring boardwalk fries
8:18
[Comment From Dave]
Amusing quote from Katie Couric: “All the white states are currently undecided”
8:18
Wade:  White power.
8:19
[Comment From Maggie]
White people: Confused. Again.
8:19
Sean:  You mean white powder.
8:19
Sean:  That’s why they’re confused.
8:19
Sean:  McConnel Retains his seat.
8:19
Sean:  CNN projects.
8:19
Jen:  David Plouffe’s wife is still pregnant
8:20
christopherdavis:  indecisive whites. sounds like all the parents of the white women i’ve dated after their daughters told them of my “skin condition”
8:20
Sean:  You havea mole?
8:20
christopherdavis:  exactly
8:20
Sean:  Jefferson went for Obama.
8:20
Sean:  So did Walker County.
8:21
christopherdavis:  jefferson went for obama. first sally hemmings, now this.
8:21
Jen:  So here’s the dream I had about Obama about a year ago
8:21
christopherdavis:  do tell…
8:21
[Comment From Maggie]
psoriasis?
8:21
[Comment From Dave]
NOW Fox has projected Ohio for Obama.
8:21
Sean:  Wait.
8:21
Sean:  Do I need to get my kids up so we don’t have to hear this Jen?
8:21
christopherdavis:  begrudhingly
8:21
Jen:  We have this passionate night of sex, but I’m feeling conflicted because I don’t want him to cheat on his wife
8:22
christopherdavis:  oh my god, you didn’t kill his wife did you?
8:22
Jen:  Afterwards, he tells me that he and Michelle both cheat on each other, and basically everything he’s ever said in his speeches has been a lie
8:22
Jen:  Naturally, Im totally crushed
8:22
Sean:  No. She killed his daughters.
8:22
christopherdavis:  so he’s a republican clinton
8:22
Jen:  But I still want to keep seeing him, so I’m torn
8:23
christopherdavis:  strumpet
8:23
christopherdavis:  trollip
8:23
christopherdavis:  hpmewrecker
8:23
Jen:  Yes we can
8:23
christopherdavis:  yes you did
8:23
[Comment From Maggie]
If it makes you feel better, Jen. I had a dream about having sex with Michelle.
8:23
Jen:  LMAO
8:23
Wade:  MLK is rolling over in his grave.
8:23
christopherdavis:  i feel better already
8:23
Jen:  He said she was cheating!
8:24
Sean:  West By God Virginia went MCCain=CNN
8:24
christopherdavis:  MLK and harvely MILK woud be
8:24
Wade:  State flower of WV?

Satellite dish.

8:24
Sean:  Hank WIlliams JR. Wolf BLitzer you’re a moron!
8:24
christopherdavis:  macainiacs are out in full force
8:24
Sean:  HW has been dead for 60 years.
8:24
Jen:  where?
8:25
Sean:  CNN
8:25
Sean:  At the BIltmore.
8:25
Sean:  Playing live right now.
8:25
Jen:  ah
8:25
Sean:  Oops.. too late
8:25
Sean:  Sounds like they’re getting ready to call FLa or Va.
8:25
Jen:  flava!
8:25
christopherdavis:  i hear hank the third is a bit of an ass. that’s neeither here nor there. just idol gossip.
8:26
[Comment From Maggie]
Bob Schaffer just told me that all Obama has to do is win Washington, Oregon, Cali, and Hawaii and he wins now.
8:26
[Comment From Maggie]
Is hank III the son of Hank Jr.? I’ve always wondered.
8:26
christopherdavis:  c’mon fla! with your marshlands, and retirees
8:26
Wade:  Jews and Cubans…
8:26
Wade:  chads and oranges
8:26
christopherdavis:  yes hank three is the son of hank jr
8:26
[Comment From Maggie]
CSI squads
8:27
Jen:  socks and sandals
8:27
[Comment From Maggie]
Poor Hank III.
8:27
Wade:  Bham News columnist said he would not vote:

http://blog.al.com/archiblog/2008/11/the_reasons_i_wont_vote_today.html

8:27
christopherdavis:  rockets and red glaring faced retirees
8:27
Wade:  I thought it was disingenous of Archibald.
8:27
Jen:  mickey and minnie
8:28
Wade:  “Why don’t I vote?

A vote is a thing of value that I will not give.

A vote is an overt political act that I can not perform.”

8:28
christopherdavis:  columnists have to vote.
8:29
Sean:  He’s wrong.
8:29
Wade:  OH for Obama – MSNBC.
8:29
Sean:  And his paper endorses.
8:29
[Comment From JB]
Dad and Mom.
8:29
[Comment From Maggie]
I’m not sure who all this applies to here. But I’m taking this list of “5 Things White People Shouldn’t Do If Obama Is Elected” to heart. http://www.theroot.com/id/48691
8:29
christopherdavis:  well lah-di-da da mr. archibald
8:29
Sean:  Therefore he votes.
8:29
Sean:  John takes himself too seriously.
8:29
Wade:  You can’t be a paper that encourages people to vote and then cop out.
8:29
Sean:  I told him this at a halloween party last week.
8:30
Sean:  He was not even wearing a costume.
8:30
Sean:  That’s just slacking.
8:30
Wade:  Does Ohio mean it’s over?
8:30
Jen:  What up JB?
8:30
christopherdavis:  i wonder does archibald ever hurt himself getting off that high horse of his while trying to smell the sweet aroma of his own shit.
8:30
Jen:  I feel like it might be
8:30
christopherdavis:  i kid archibald i kid
8:30
Jen:  Is Kari back?
8:31
[Comment From Maggie]
Wade: That’s what Bob S. says.
8:31
Wade:  Usually, I think Archibald is on the money, but not today.

Even Romanesko led with it.

8:31
[Comment From Dave]
McCain advisor: “When you work with John McCain, you learn it isn’t over till it’s over.” She didn’t explain how McCain was going to get a million voters bussed into California before polls close there.
8:31
christopherdavis:  i don’t think ohio means it’ over just yet
8:31
Sean:  Pausing to eat dinner.
8:32
Wade:  Nom nom nom
8:32
Jen:  NBC: 200 O 85 M
8:32
christopherdavis:  need a cookie. be right back
8:32
Jen:  CNN: 174 O 69 M
8:32
Jen:  Battleground states of PA and OH to Obama
8:32
Wade:  Brian Williams and co. discussing Ohio now on NBC.
8:34
[Comment From JB]
is it wrong to be looking at this blog in one tab, stealing music in another, and looking at nekkid ladies in a third?
8:34
[Comment From Maggie]
I am so fucking envious of Kyle right now.
8:34
Jen:  Better than watching me & Wade sing naked
8:34
Lori:  Oh man, I missed all the good stuff!
8:35
Wade:  Kyle Whitmire of Bham Weekly in Grant Park in Chicago right now.
8:35
Jen:  Welcome back!
8:35
Wade:  His colleague Madison’s twitter feed:
http://twitter.com/MadisonU
8:36
Lori:  Maggie and I perfected our Dancy Dance. If I’m feeling crazy I might video it.
8:36
Wade:  Jen and I are watching “Privileged” instead of election returns.
8:37
[Comment From Maggie]
Did I get drunker than I thought, or are we talking about a different Maggie?
8:37
Jen:  Do eet!
8:37
Lori:  Didn’t I tell you?
8:37
Jen:  Oops sorry
8:38
[Comment From mikec]
hume is so lost in the technology
8:38
[Comment From Maggie]
Have you seen the footage of that Park?
8:38
[Comment From Maggie]
I keep looking for Kyle’s head when they do the flyovers.
8:38
Lori:  Ha! My daughter’s name is Maggie.
8:38
Jen:  sorry, got a little out of order
8:38
christopherdavis:  what’s privelaged?
8:38
Who’d you rather #6? (for President)
Gary Busey

( 43% )

Omarosa

( 14% )

Jonny Fairplay

( 43% )

Trishelle

( 0% )
8:39
[Comment From JB]
South Park is showing the “naggers” episode (With Apologies to Jesse Jackson) right now. the race war is over. see you hillbillies later.
8:39
[Comment From Maggie]
Black males, according to Gerry Ferraro.
8:39
[Comment From Maggie]
Lori: I’m not sure if it’s better or worse that you have a naked dance video with your daughter.
8:40
Jen:  it’s wade and I who are naked
8:40
christopherdavis:  i guess somebody’s got to be naked.
8:40
Lori:  There is NO naked. It’s a reference to a kids show Yo Gaba Gaba. It’s like muppets on acid.
8:41
christopherdavis:  yo gabba is yo awesome
8:41
Lori:  I am totally addicted. I really would like to see it on acid (not that I would know what that is like). DJ Lance’s hat rocks!
8:41
christopherdavis:  the skinny black guy on yo gabba looks like a young french bootsy collins. hey baby!
8:42
Jen:  you don’t have kids, right Chris?
8:42
Wade:  Ha! I just got the joke from 7:38 p.m.
8:42
Lori:  I gotta go again. Thanks for the laughs. Hope he keeps rolling along! GOBAMA!!
8:42
[Comment From Maggie]
I have not seen this show. I am intrigued
8:43
christopherdavis:  no kids. maybe i’ll trick some woman into marrying me and she’ll spawn some offspring for us
8:43
Jen:  meant http://www.yogabbagabba.com/
8:43
Jen:  thx lori!
8:44 [Video file] YouTube: ggrOcBWqHiU Play
8:44
[Comment From Maggie]
Liddy has GONE DOWN. (not that way. we hope)
8:46
Jen:  which way is that, maggie?
8:46
christopherdavis:  young french bootsy collins for president!
8:47
[Comment From Maggie]
The way that involves Bob and Viagra.
8:47
[Comment From Maggie]
This Yo Gabba Gabba thing is insane. I want children suddenly so I can make them watch it.
8:47
Wade:  Hey, children are everywhere. All you need is a van and the promise of candy.
8:47
Sean:  May… stop to eat dinner and the discourse falls of a cliff
8:47
Sean:  Man…
8:48
Sean:  So does my typing.
8:48
Wade:  Hell, Sean’ll give you one of his tots.
8:48
Wade:  George S. on ABC: “Wal-Mart Republicans”
8:48
christopherdavis:  attention all local dealerships. do not sell wade a white windowless van
8:48
Jen:  abc: 200 O 124 M
8:48
Wade:  Otherwise known as a “rape van.”
8:48
[Comment From Maggie]
Sean, I only want them if I can put them in a Skinner Box and force them to watch Muppet Show and Yo Gabba all day
8:48
[Comment From Tracy]
Is this going to be in the paper?
8:49
Sean:  New mexico goes to Obama. CNN
8:49
Sean:  What paper?
8:49
[Comment From Maggie]
Wade, I prefer you call it a “surprise sex van”
8:49
[Comment From Tracy]
If so, Mom and Dad, I totally voted for McCain.
8:49
Sean:  She did not!
8:49
christopherdavis:  thanks for the clarification on the street name for said deviant vehicle wade
8:49
Jen:  I can’t believe it was only 4 years ago that they were talking about how hopeless (no pun intended) the dems were, and that talk has already switched to the reps
8:49
Jen:  yeah, Tracy, front page
8:50
[Comment From Tracy]
I don’t know who that Sean person is…some cult member.
8:50
[Comment From Maggie]
Schadenfreude is nice, isn’t it, Jen
8:50
Jen:  yum
8:50
christopherdavis:  it’s quite the turn around. a whole new world. don’t you dare close your eyes. copyright disney
8:50
Sean:  The cult of Facebook Status update…
8:51
Jen:  From facebook:
Bryan Payne is OMG my SONS CAN BE PRESIDENT!!! THANK GOD!
8:51
Tracy:  Don’t out me to the parents, Sean.
8:51
Jen:  From me: but not your daughters, and don’t you forget it
8:51
Tracy:  My little corner of Indiana went blue, in a (relatively ) big way.
8:51
Jen:  it’s because you’re such a tease
8:51
Sean:  Good for you. PRobably because you guys just moved there.
8:51
Sean:  You know… tipping point.
8:52
Sean:  I’m working on a tipsy point.
8:52
Jen:  yeah, she’ll tip your point
8:52
Wade:  Alabama amendments update:

http://www.al.com/election/coverage/index.ssf?stateamend

8:52
Jen:  or something
8:52
Tracy:  It was the Ann Arbor vibe. We imported some free thinkin’. Pretty good for a county with no Whole Foods.
8:52
Wade:  MS just went McCain.
8:52
Wade:  South pretty red so far
8:52
Jen:  Apple went Obama
8:53
Kari:  Hey, wouldn’t it be ironic if the republicans won the popular vote, but LOST?????
8:53
Tracy:  Stop telling my campaigning secrets, Jen.
8:53
Jen:  WB Kari!
8:53
Wade:  ABC now reading twitter feeds.
8:53
Jen:  they are reading twitter feeds on TV
8:53
christopherdavis:  thanks MS. had a n opportunity to finally show some smarts and you blew it. m-i- crooked letter-stupid
8:53
Wade:  And we’re blogging about them reading twitter feeds.
8:53
Jen:  Breaking: Wade and I share a brain
8:53
Sean:  Just saw a bumper sticker in Hueytown: Don’t blame me, I voted for whitey.
8:53
[Comment From Maggie]
I love irony!
8:54
[Comment From Maggie]
oy
8:54
Wade:

State Amendment – 1-Rainy Day Account

Ballot Issue

November 04, 2008 – 09:50PM ET
Alabama –
388
of
2843
Precincts Reporting

14%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 121,858 60%
No 81,820 40%
8:54
christopherdavis:  nobody likes whitey more than i do
8:54
Wade:  What’s y’all’s take on Amend 1?
8:54
[Comment From Maggie]
Oh, shit, Wade. Are the Alabama voters favoring a tax increase?
8:54
Jen:  Don’t blame me, I voted for Vaggie
8:55
[Comment From Maggie]
Does that mean y’all can get your roads fixed sometime this century?
8:55
Wade:  No, it’s just raising a cap so that the rainy day fund can be used more effectively.
8:55
Jen:  what roads?
8:55
christopherdavis:  if it’s actually used for what it’s inteneded, i think amendment 1 is a good idea
8:55
Wade:  Not a tax.
8:55
[Comment From Maggie]
phew. I was about to think the sky was falling.
8:56
Jen:  Breaking: Dancing with the Stars results show tomorrow night
8:56
[Comment From Melinda]
Any word on the state supreme court race?
8:56
christopherdavis:  no need for taxes. just sell the mayor’s escalade, custom suits, and that deck he built onto his office.
8:56
Wade:  http://www.al.com/election/coverage/index.ssf?supreme

Supreme Court – Place 1

General

November 04, 2008 – 09:53PM ET
Alabama –
667
of
2843
Precincts Reporting

23%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Paseur
,
Deborah Bell
Dem 205,650 50%
Shaw
,
Greg
GOP 202,983 50%
8:56
Wade:  Dead heat.
8:57
Wade:  Now ask me tomorrow’s winning lottery numbers …
8:57
[Comment From Melinda]
Thanks.
8:57
christopherdavis:  paseur? that sound french to me. dern french liberals! next thing ya know they’ll be putting croisants in the school lunches
8:58
Kari:  Wait, Jen…
8:58
Sean:  CNN: This just in
8:58
Sean:  We’re NOT projecting a winner in the presidential race…. but
8:58
Jen:  Hmm?
8:58
Kari:  what do you mean i was raising the level of discourse?
8:58
Sean:  John McCain can’t win.
8:58
Jen:  LOL
8:58
Kari:  sorry
8:58
[Comment From Melinda]
Wade I’ll ask you about the lottery when I come and get my freebie.
8:58
Kari:  i had to see what i missed
8:58
[Comment From Dave]
What’s the story with the Blount County amendment, blocking outside cities from annexing any Blount Co land without a countywide vote? What city are they trying to thwart – is Bham close enough? Gardendale?
8:58
Sean:  “Now those of you out west, go vote.”
8:58
Wade:  Hottie alert: ABC 33/40 reporter Ana Jasen.
8:58
8:59
Sean:  I’m trying to annex part of Blount county.
8:59
Jen:  I’m the wrong person to ask about those amendment thingies
8:59
Wade:  Checking on Blount Co. for Dave……
8:59
Sean:  Actually, it may be Tuscaloosa.
8:59
Kari:  Ana Jasen….
8:59
Sean:  Or it could be hoover.
8:59
Kari:  seriously?
8:59
Jen:  They were like GMAT questions
8:59
[Comment From Maggie]
Damn, Ana Jasen
8:59
Kari:  she looks like she ran into a window
8:59
Wade:  Tsk tsk
8:59
Jen:  a HOT window!
8:59
Sean:  She’s definitely got some proportion issues.
8:59
Kari:  SMOOSH!
8:59
Wade:  Jealousy is not pretty on you.
9:00
Kari:  me?
9:00
Jen:  but who does her hair
9:00
Sean:  She’s all head.
9:00
Jen:  lol
9:00
Kari:  i wanna go there.
9:00
Tracy:  roots, tsk
9:00
Kari:  pshyeah
9:00
Sean:  Iowa goes to Obama. CNN
9:00
Sean:  Must vote for Ethanol.
9:00
Wade:  Welcome everyone to Hour Three of our Wade on Birmingham Eleciton Night Live Blog.
9:00
[Comment From Maggie]
insert joke here
9:00
Sean:  Them Mormons: All McCain, all the time.
9:00
christopherdavis:  ana…gerowwwwl.
9:00
Tracy:  When does Princess Leia come back to CNN?
9:00
Wade:  Halfway there.
9:01
Sean:  Okay, another break. I’ve got to iron clothes.
9:01
Choose Jen’s next hair color:
platinum

( 14% )

blonde

( 29% )

dark brown

( 14% )

red

( 43% )
9:01
Sean:  Damnit. Why don’t I live in a “red” house. Then my wife could do it.
9:01
Tracy:  BWAHAHAAAAAA!!! I totally make Tomas iron.
9:01
Kari:  ohhhh….
9:02
Kari:  ilsa fischer
9:02
[Comment From Maggie]
CBS is not calling the election. But Bob Shaffer totally is.
9:02
Kari:  so is anderson cooper
9:02
Jen:  hmm, interesting
9:02
Jen:  BUT DID HE SAY WHO THE MOLE IS?
9:02
[Comment From Maggie]
Ashton Kutcher
9:03
Kari:  no, DID WE SAY HOW I WAS RAISING THE LEVEL OF DISCOURSE
9:03
Jen:  oh right right
9:03
Jen:  things went downhill after you left
9:04
[Comment From Maggie]
You know what I’d pay to see, speaking of discourse raising: An Anderson Cooper/Keith Olberman sex tape.
9:04
Wade:  Falafel, I say.
9:04
Jen:  olbermann hangs left
9:05
Kari:  well…
9:05
Kari:  i think it’s pretty much over
9:05
Sean:  Wait… there are still chads to be pried loose in florida.
9:05
Jen:  abc: 207 O 135 M
9:05
Sean:  Don’t take away CNN’s ratings.
9:05
Jen:  or *ours*!
9:05
Sean:  Good point. Iron’s hot.
9:06
Kari:  i love how on fox they said nothing about ohio…
9:06
Kari:  they were talking louisiana
9:06
Jen:  fox broke ohio
9:06
Kari:  whatevs
9:06
Kari:  that’s not what i saw
9:06
Jen:  lol
9:06
Kari:  arizona
9:06
[Comment From Dave]
Answer to my Q about Blount Co amendment: Springville, and Bham apparently have interest in annexing parts of the county.
9:06
Jen:  but did you kill the mosquito?
9:06
Wade:  Thanks, Dave.
9:06
Kari:  gop insider
9:07
Kari:  “it’s over for mccain”
9:07
Wade:  Birmingham would no doubt do great things for any place it annexes.
9:07
Kari:  interesting…
9:07
Kari:  yes
9:07
Kari:  i caught it in my hand
9:07
Hottest pundit:
Karl Rove

( 0% )

George Will

( 33% )

Ann Coulter

( 17% )

James Carville

( 50% )
9:08
Kari:  the mosquito
9:08
Jen:  wow!
9:08
Kari:  i rock
9:08
[Comment From Dave]
Bham may have its sights set on Inland Lake, which is a water source. http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/statebriefs.ssf?/base/news/1224749747222560.xml&coll=2
9:08
Wade:  Ann Coulter! She’s a fellow Cornellian.
9:08
Jen:  you do rock; who needs a frog
9:08
[Comment From Brent]
oops, I accidentally voted for Carville, I meant Will. Bow ties are HOT!
9:08
christopherdavis:  anne coulter is also a fellow troll.
9:08
Kari:  or a milipede
9:09
Kari:  or a hermit crab
9:09
Kari:  the crabs were traumatic
9:09
Jen:  but who does her hair?
9:09
Kari:  i wanna go there
9:09
christopherdavis:  i’m sure she’s under a bridge riight now waiting to rough up some goats
9:09
Jen:  oh, thought you were talking about coulter
9:09
Kari:  pshyeah!
9:09
christopherdavis:  i was
9:10
Jen:  about her being a hermit crab
9:10
Wade:  Fivethirtyeight calls Obama for prez at 8:46 pm CST.

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/11/obama-to-become-next-president.html
9:10
christopherdavis:  why would i insiult a hermit crab?
9:10
Jen:  lol
9:10
Kari:  
9:10
Kari:  my scalp itches
9:11
christopherdavis:  maybe your scalp has soraiasis of the liver
9:11
Wade:  I demand a recont on the Hottest Pundit poll.
9:11
Wade:  Why wasn’t I listed?
9:11
Jen:  I am watching this whole video, Kari
9:12
Kari:  good
9:12
Wade:  I am waching Jen watching this whole video.
9:12
Wade:  Meta!
9:12
Kari:  how bout a dike spike?
9:13
Jen:  I did not know that was even a thing
9:13
Wade:  MSNBC 207 Obama
135 McCain
9:14
Kari:  i feel bad for mccain
9:14
Jen:  missouri leaning mccain with 21 in
9:14
Wade:  I feel bad for Trig.
9:14
Jen:  indiana onscreen, and now I know where tracy lives! in the blue part!
9:14
Kari:  nothing about scotty?
9:14
Sean:  Has ironed three shirts in the time it took for you guys to go way off topic.
9:15
Kari:  please…
9:15
Jen:  who’s scotty?
9:15
Kari:  it bc i’m BACK
9:15
Kari:  scotty vanity?
9:15
Jen:  is that the singer?
9:15
Wade:  Anyone got some Jefferson County results?
9:15
Kari:  yesssss…..
9:15
Jen:  he’s… great
9:15
Kari:  lol
9:16
Jen:  jeffco: 1 vote for obama
9:16
Jen:  at least
9:16
Kari:  itnwas me
9:16
Jen:  it was me!
9:16
[Comment From Donna]
I’m in a hotel room in Medart, FL, and have no cell phone service, unless I go outside in my jammies. Making me crazy! Jeffco went for Obama. Can you believe it?
9:17
Wade:  Birmingham/Jeffco has always been heavy Dem.
9:17
Jen:  we’re that blue dot
9:17
Wade:  Exactly.
9:17
Jen:  although I think of myself as more of a foulard
9:18
What would it take for you to vote for the “other guy” for prez?
Gun to head

( 20% )

$1,000

( 20% )

Sub-prime mortgage

( 0% )

GOP shopping spree

( 60% )
9:18
Sean:  I love that Mississippi hasn’t been called yet.
9:18
christopherdavis:  that sounds french! you buddy buddy with that paeur?
9:18
christopherdavis:  i mean paseur
9:19
Kari:  Hey, I opted out.
9:19
[Comment From Maggie]
Really? I”m seeing Miss. called
9:19
Sean:  I made it clear, my Alabama vote could be bought.
9:19
Wade:  MS = McCain.
9:19
Jen:  I am
9:19
Sean:  Just not on CNN yet.
9:19
Kari:  that’s Pasteur
9:19
Jen:  How are the senate races?
9:19
Wade:  Most of the South is red.
9:19
Sean:  Okay… maybe on the tube, But not on the web site.
9:19
[Comment From Donna]
All my friends have gone to bed. How can they sleep?
9:19
christopherdavis:  the dailyshow’s indecision live coverage just can’t be beat!
9:19
Wade:  Ambien!
9:19
Jen:  cnn.com is behind the broadcast
9:20
Jen:  yay ambien!
9:20
Kari:  thanks!
9:20
Wade:  More election coverage from the Onion…

http://www.theonion.com/content/index

9:20
Kari:  CD, I’m over CNN
9:20
[Comment From Donna]
Wine.
9:20
christopherdavis:  colbert is taking this hard
9:20
Kari:  wine and ambien?
9:21
Country you’d most like to invade next:
Iran

( 0% )

North Korea

( 0% )

Canada

( 33% )

Mypantsistahn

( 67% )
9:21
[Comment From Donna]
Hey, whatever floats your boat.
9:21
Jen:  no, if I take ambien at wade’s i can’t get home
9:21
Kari:  love it
9:21
Kari:  not you,
9:21
Kari:  donna
9:21
Kari:  or wade
9:22
Jen:  a-ha
9:22
Kari:  we all know how you do with ambien.
9:22
[Comment From Donna]
wow, texas for Obama. Who’d thunk it.
9:22
Wade:  Onion:

Voting Machines Elect One Of Their Own As President

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/voting_machines_elect_one_of

9:22
Jen:  hmmm, Donna
9:22
Kari:  ps i have a sex pistols album for you
9:22
Jen:  rockin
9:22
Wade:  TX = McCain acc. to MSNBC
9:23
Jen:  Alabama: McCain 59% Obama 40%
9:23
christopherdavis:  is anyone watching fox?
9:23
Kari:  NO!
9:23
Kari:  It was a little sad
9:23
Wade:  Has Rove bitten the head off a live bat yet?
9:24
Kari:  I’m watching comedy central
9:24
Wade:  House Dist. 3: 52% Rogers / Seagall 48% (74 % boxes in)
9:24
christopherdavis:  i’m sure they’re begrudgingly giving poll results in obama’s favor
9:24
[Comment From Donna]
No, really. I’m sure TX went for Obama (uh-huh)
9:24
[Comment From Donna]
No, cheney is the bat-biter.
9:24
Kari:  yeah…
9:24
Jen:  I watched Foxnews Sunday at mom’s and Rove called 338 for Obama
9:25
Kari:  I’m calling 327
9:25
Jen:  I want some of what Donna’s drinking
9:25
Kari:  I think you just need food.
9:25
Jen:  i had the big salad
9:26
Kari:  no, i mean real food
9:26
Jen:  it had bacon
9:26
Kari:  like a steak or something
9:26
Tracy:  McCain is only up by 4k in IN
9:26
[Comment From Donna]
It’s red, it’s cheap. goes well with Ambien (or xanax, or valium).
9:26
Jen:  i eat steak almost every night
9:26
Tracy:  …and 12% left to report
9:26
Jen:  wtg donna
9:26
Jen:  woot, tracy!
9:26
Kari:  nice
9:26
Jen:  ths for the update
9:27
Kari:  what is wtg?
9:27
Tracy:  NP. Do I get some Ambien?
9:27
Jen:  you can haz
9:27
Kari:  christ… i LOOK at ambien and I’m out for a week
9:27
Kari:  you bitches are hard core
9:28
Wade:  OK, now everyone say what you’re wearing.
9:28
Jen:  one of my temps is taking tomorrow off in anticipation of a celebratory hangover
9:28
Kari:  what do you want me to be wearing?
9:28
Kari:  lol
9:28
Tracy:  ooooh
9:29
Jen:  the rest of this liveblog will be charged at $3.99/min
9:29
Jen:  please enter your credit card numbers
9:29
[Comment From Donna]
I think I’ll let one of my sleeping co-workers drive us home.
9:29
Kari:  he started it!
9:29
Tracy:  I don’t know you, Keri, but I like your sassy talk.
9:29
Wade:  Baxley over Twinkle in PSC by slight margin with 28 percent counted.
9:29
Jen:  kari, tracy. tracy, kari.
9:29
Kari:  i’m like 3 glasses of cheap wine in…
9:29
[Comment From Donna]
Will a corporate AMEX work?
9:29
Kari:  what up
9:29
Jen:  I couldn’t vote for anyone named Twinkle
9:30
Kari:  me neither
9:30
Jen:  Donna, YES
9:30
Kari:  that why i voted for myself
9:30
Kari:  on everything
9:30
Sean:  Okay… I’m done lurking.
9:30
Jen:  oh, you really did write yourself in?
9:30
Kari:  yes
9:30
Sean:  Now I’m going to bed. 4 a.m. is sooooooon. Thanks for the political entertainment.
9:30
Sean:  Adger signing out!
9:30
Jen:  gnight!
9:30
Wade:  Have a safe trip, Sean.
9:31
Sean:  I have to… I’m flying to a blue state.
9:31
Jen:  abc 207 O 138 M
9:31
Kari:  you may be looking at the next judge of the civil court of appeals
9:31
Tracy:  BYem Sean!
9:31
[Comment From JB]
c u next tuesday.
9:31
Jen:  but who would do my hair?
9:31
Kari:  i wanna go there
9:31
Wade:  Stay classy, JB.
9:31
Wade:

President – National Results
November 04, 2008 – 10:28PM ET
Precincts Reporting: 40%
Name Party Votes Vote % Electoral Votes Won States Won Electoral Lead
Obama Dem 29,665,681 51 202 18 59
McCain GOP 28,370,748 48 114 13 74
Nader EPF 253,104 0 0 0 0
Barr Ind 236,783 0 0 0 0
9:31
Kari:  pshyeah
9:32
Kari:  i love how nader is in there
9:32
Wade:  Oprah on ABC now
9:32
Kari:  so for rizzle…
9:32
Jen:  so, obama charged the press for premium spots at his party
9:32
Jen:  didn’t bother me, but did bother some…
9:32
Wade:  me
9:32
Jen:  thoughts?
9:33
[Comment From Donna]
GO-BAMA (and I don’t mean the football team)
9:33
Jen:  oprah compares election to 9/11
9:33
Wade:  Go Saban!
9:33
Kari:  anyway…
9:33
Kari:  i’m for real thinking Ilsa Gischer
9:33
Kari:  Fischer
9:34
Tracy:  I can’t believe my husband became a citizen so he could vote and he is sleeping thru the results.
9:34
Kari:  no, not that
9:34
Jen:  Oprah: “We will even take the drug addicts’ vote”
9:34
Jen:  he looks like a big sleeper
9:34
[Comment From Donna]
Signing off. Time to get horizontal. thanks for communication on this amazing night.
9:34
Jen:  then what?
9:35
Jen:  night Donna!
9:35
Wade:  Night, Donna. Sleep tight. Safe travels.
9:35
Wade:  OMG, Oprah still talking.
9:35
[Comment From Donna]
TNX. Keep the faith.
9:36
Jen:  Breaking: Oprah does not take credit for Obama’s impending win
9:36
[Comment From JB]
Indecision 2008 is much funnier than Oprah. More commercials, too!
9:36
Jen:  we don’t have cable
9:36
Kari:  Photobucket
9:37
Jen:  ooooo
9:37
christopherdavis:  oprah is on?????
9:37
Kari:  she sucks
9:37
christopherdavis:  no she doesn’t. you take that back.
9:38
Kari:  never
9:38
Kari:  she’s the antichrist
9:38
Kari:  well…
9:38
Wade:  JB: We need live transcription of Comedy Central, please.
9:38
Kari:  i take that part back
9:38
Kari:  it’s a commercial
9:38
Wade:  Jeffco results.

ftp://ftp.jeffcointouch.com/elections/Active%20Election%20Files/Electionreportset.html

9:38
Jen:  it’s not wise to piss off the oprah
9:39
Kari:  whatevs
9:39
Wade:

                                                       VOTES PERCENT

           PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 377).  .  .  .  .       349   92.57
           REGISTERED VOTERS - TOTAL .  .  .  .  .   380,069
           BALLOTS CAST - TOTAL.  .  .  .  .  .  .   282,707
           VOTER TURNOUT - TOTAL  .  .  .  .  .  .             74.38

          STRAIGHT PARTY
          VOTE FOR ONE  1
           Democrat (DEM).  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   107,143   65.55
           Republican (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .    56,305   34.45
9:39
Kari:  what do you think of ilsa?
9:39
Jen:  loves it!
9:39
Kari:  you couls barack THAT color!!!
9:39
Jen:  but shouldnt I go blue?
9:39
Kari:  no
9:39
Wade:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/11/winners_declared_in_jefferson.html

Winners declared in Jefferson County: Smallwood wins tax collector

Posted by Birmingham News November 04, 2008 9:25 PM

Categories: Elections

With 86 percent of the votes counted in Jefferson County:

Incumbent Democrat Tax Collector J.T. Smallwood wins, 61 percent, defeating Republican Vickie Evans Fuller, 38 percent.

Jefferson County tax assessor: Birmingham business owner Gaynell
Hendricks, a Democrat, 55 percent, defeats Republican Jeff Caddell, 45
percent.

Jefferson County treasurer: Democrat Jennifer Parsons Champion, 56
percent, defeats Republican incumbent Kenneth Gomany, 43 percent.

Assistant tax assessor Bessemer Cutoff: Democrat Andrew Bennett, 64 percent, defeats Republican Andrew Smith, 36 percent.

The turnout in Jefferson County was estimated at 75 percent of the eligible voters.

9:40
Jen:  agh, giant article!
9:40
Kari:  75% is a lot
9:40
Wade:  reposted:

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/11/winners_declared_in_jefferson.html

Winners declared in Jefferson County: Smallwood wins tax collector
Posted by Birmingham News November 04, 2008 9:25 PM
Categories: Elections

With 86 percent of the votes counted in Jefferson County:

Incumbent Democrat Tax Collector J.T. Smallwood wins, 61 percent, defeating Republican Vickie Evans Fuller, 38 percent.

Jefferson County tax assessor: Birmingham business owner Gaynell Hendricks, a Democrat, 55 percent, defeats Republican Jeff Caddell, 45 percent.

Jefferson County treasurer: Democrat Jennifer Parsons Champion, 56 percent, defeats Republican incumbent Kenneth Gomany, 43 percent.

Assistant tax assessor Bessemer Cutoff: Democrat Andrew Bennett, 64 percent, defeats Republican Andrew Smith, 36 percent.

The turnout in Jefferson County was estimated at 75 percent of the eligible voters.

Results from the county’s website

9:40
Jen:  Isnt the normal turnout around 40%?
9:41
Wade:  75 percent turnout in Jeff Co!
9:41
Wade:  sometimes 50 percent
9:41
Kari:  Insanity
9:41
Wade:  50 percent in past years
9:41
Kari:  what happened to Traci?
9:41
Kari:  or donna?
9:41
Jen:  i bet she’s around
9:41
Jen:  donna went to bed
9:41
Kari:  she’s all ambiened up
9:41
Jen:  sean went to bed
9:42
Jen:  jb is looking at naked ladies and jon stewart
9:42
Kari:  it’s 930
9:42
Jen:  (not together)
9:42
Wade:  http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/11/amari_owens_win_jefferson_coun.html

Amari, Owens win Jefferson County district judgeships

Posted by Birmingham News November 04, 2008 9:27 PM
Categories: Elections

Two Republicans appointed district court judges lost election bids today.

With 88 percent of the vote counted, Democrat John Amari received 56 of the vote to defeat Norman Winston a Republican who had 44 percent of the vote in the 10th Judicial Court, Place 1 race.

Democrat Shanta Owens received 54 percent of the vote to defeat Republican Davis Lawley Jr., who had 46 percent of the vote in the 10th Judicial Court, Place 2 race.

Jefferson County election results website

9:42
Kari:  i’m watching stephen colbert talk in tongues
9:42
Tracy:  I’m here, just getting IMed
9:43
Jen:  hey! TMI! and I thought Tomas was asleep!
9:43
Kari:  so is this a done deal or what?
9:43
Jen:  depends on who you ask, i guess
9:43
Kari:  i’m back on cnn
9:44
Jen:  but I think it’s a good chance, while not a landslide
9:44
[Comment From Donna]
Aaaahhhhh! Virginia for Obama!!!!!
9:44
Kari:  is EVERONE PrO-bama?
9:44
Jen:  I think it’s curious that the nets and cables are taking so long to call some very eastern battleground states
9:44
Jen:  which would make the winner clear but end a lot of audience
9:44
Wade:  Most nets being cautious tonight.
9:45
christopherdavis:  hi pro glowbama
9:45
Jen:  cautious like a fox
9:45
Kari:  i feel like they are calling everything ridiculously early.
9:45
Kari:  how can they know with 12% reporting?
9:45
Wade:  They’re basing it on exit polling.
9:45
Kari:  that’s ridonculous
9:45
Wade:  Usually reliable.
9:46
Kari:  did you all get exit polled?
9:46
Wade:  psst, no one says ridonculous anymore
9:46
Kari:  I DO
9:46
Jen:  what? really?
9:47
Kari:  I’m loving the holograms on cnn
9:47
Kari:  why will.i.am, though?
9:47
Jen:  cnn.com senate race: 54 dem 38 rep some undecided
9:48
Kari:  why not someone more important for the first hologram?
9:48
Kari:  serioisly, people…
9:48
Kari:  this is important!
9:48
Jen:  we’re not watching cable
9:48
Wade:  Our pal Kathy liveblogging tonight over at Birmingham Blues:

http://www.queervoice.net/kmcmullen/2008/11/04/live-blogging/

9:48
Jen:  and i’m not entirely convinced you haven’t made up this hologram story
9:48
Kari:  my bad
9:48
Kari:  wait!
9:49
Kari:  do people still say that?
9:49
Tracy:  You have to see the hologram.
9:49
Kari:  see
9:49
Kari:  it’s rel
9:49
Kari:  real
9:49
Jen:  oh, yeah now I *totally* believe you
9:49
Jen:  cause tracy says
9:50
Kari:  whatever
9:50
Jen:  lol
9:50
[Comment From JB]
the hologram looks just like obi wan in every (spoiler alert) post-death vision to luke.
9:50
Kari:  i feel like i’m talking to myself
9:50
Kari:  GET CABLE!
9:50
Jen:  he’s our only hope
9:50
Kari:  it was leia that said that
9:50
Tracy:  They could have had so much fun with the hologram, but they went all serious.
9:50

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9:50
Jen:  in a hologram!
9:51
Kari:  i know
9:51
Kari:  tracy did you see the first chic?
9:51
Kari:  they explained the technology….
9:51
Tracy:  YES. That is the only one I saw. And then all I could think about was Star Wars.
9:52
Kari:  but if you’re going to use a hologram for the first time, why would you use an unknown?
9:52
Tracy:  And how I would be asking if the camera behind me was making my butt look big.
9:52
Jen:  live at the biltmore on abc
9:52
Kari:  exactly
9:52
Kari:  they should have saved it for barack
9:53
Tracy:  Now that would have been much better.
9:53
Jen:  once california is called, barack will be at 262
9:53
Kari:  nice
9:53
Jen:  with hawaii, 266
9:53
Kari:  major projections at the top of the hour
9:54
Tracy:  IN is still so close…
9:54
christopherdavis:  how major?
9:54
[Comment From JB]
and it’s not really even a hologram. why are they calling it that? have they never been to ripley’s believe it or not? or brookstone?
9:54
[Comment From Brent]
Are we past the point where Palin wins by sympathy vote if McCain kicks the bucket?
9:54
Jen:  with oregon or washington, he’ll be over the top without any add’l battleground states
9:55
christopherdavis:  what about the country of alaska
9:55
Wade:  If the Vietnamese couldn’t kill McCain, nothing will.
9:55
Jen:  I’m calling it at 9:55
9:56
Tracy:  Cause of death…
9:56
Wade:  http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2008/11/blount_stays_dry_by_3700_votes.html

Blount stays dry by 3,700 votes

Posted by Kent Faulk — Birmingham News November 04, 2008 9:48 PM
Categories: Elections

Blount County residents on Tuesday turned down a proposal to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county. The vote was 13,736 to remain dry and 10,010 to go wet. Blount is one of 26 counties in Alabama that do not allow the sale of alcohol.

9:56
Wade:  Sad.
9:57
Kari:  that is sad
9:57
Wade:  More booze for me, suckers.
9:57
Jen:  More for me!
9:57
[Comment From Brent]
McCain was hoisted by his own petard. He lost to Bush in 2000, so he tried to out-republican bush. and look what he got.
9:57
Wade:  Exactly, Brent.
9:57
Jen:  snaps to brent
9:57
[Comment From Maggie]
THERE ARE SOME STATIONS CALLING VIRGINIA FOR OBAMA
9:57
Jen:  plus wjen
9:57
christopherdavis:  let the alchoholism begin!
9:57
[Comment From Maggie]
I AM NOW SO DRUNK THAT I CAN ONLY USE CAPS
9:58
Kari:  Ha!
9:58
christopherdavis:  what about the plumber vote?
9:58
Kari:  Maggie, i’m with you!
9:58
[Comment From Maggie]
THIS ENTIRE ELECTION IS ONE GIANT LOLCAT MEME AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED
9:58
Jen:  it’s cracked
9:58
Kari:  lolcat meme?
9:58
christopherdavis:  plumbers must be heard
9:58
Kari:  projection…. virginia!
9:58
Kari:  obama
9:59
christopherdavis:  alaskan plumbers who enjoy six packs
9:59
Jen:  which station, kari?
9:59
[Comment From Maggie]
I CAN HAZ BLACK PRESIDENT!
9:59
Kari:  cnn
9:59
[Comment From Brent]
OMG, virginia?!?
9:59
[Comment From Brent]
Chuck D must be so proud
9:59
Kari:  220 obama
9:59
Kari:  135 mccain
9:59
Jen:  plus california
9:59
Jen:  will be 275
9:59
Wade:  It takes a nation of millions to hold me back.
9:59
christopherdavis:  virginia hasn’t voted democrat since the paleolithic era
10:00
Kari:  Brent Davis?
10:00
Tracy:  MI approved medical marijuana. I realize you are all enthralled with the Midwestern updates : )
10:00
[Comment From Maggie]
Yes, I remember the Zog vs. Urg vote well.
10:00
[Comment From Brent]
Brent Wadsworth, of the Leeds Wadsworths
10:00
Kari:  sorry
10:01
Wade:  We’re in our fourth and final hour of live blog
10:01
Jen:  abc 10:00 Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States
10:01
[Comment From Brent]
Kari Wurher from Remote Control?
10:01
Kari:  cnn projects winner
10:01
Jen:  live reaction on ABC
10:01
Wade:  ABC calling it.
10:01
Kari:  obama
10:01
Kari:  sorry, brent
10:01
christopherdavis:  the dailyshow just said it’s over. barack is the president
10:01
Kari:  thought i recognized the witty comments
10:02
Wade:  Congratulations to Barack Obama and Joe Biden!
10:02
Jen:  i am crying
10:02
Kari:  i’m typing to fast
10:02
[Comment From Brent]
Kenya is gonna freak!
10:02
Kari:  madness
10:02
Kari:  i’m out, bitches
10:02
Kari:  it was fun
10:02
Kari:  nite!
10:03
Jen:  sleep tite!
10:03
Wade:  Good night Kari
10:03

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10:04
Tracy:  IN still gray…come on!!! So close!!!
10:04
Wade:  CA, WA, OR for Obama.
10:04
Jen:  abc: obama 284 mccain 145
10:05
Wade:  Again, welcome to our fourth and final hour of the Wade on Birmingham Election Night Live Blog.
10:05
Happy?
Thrilled!

( 80% )

Meh

( 0% )

The world will explode tomorrow

( 20% )
10:05
[Comment From Brent]
what will happen to Joe the plumber
10:06
Jen:  he’s getting a country music contract
10:06
Wade:

President – National Results
November 04, 2008 – 11:01PM ET
Precincts Reporting: 53%
Name Party Votes Vote % Electoral Votes Won States Won Electoral Lead
Obama Dem 37,215,701 51 324 25 44
McCain GOP 35,003,998 48 124 15 43
Nader EPF 335,115 0 0 0 0
Barr Ind 291,274 0 0 0 0
10:06
Wade:  Joe the plumber? Flushed.
10:06
Jen:  abc: obama 297 mccain 145
10:06
Jen:  he’s a turd
10:07
Jen:  late breaking: florida and virginia in obama’s total
10:07
[Comment From JB]
As I leave to slumber, Bush is still president. Just as it should be. Now and forever.
10:07
Wade:  Good night JB
10:07
Jen:  I don’t believe in an afterlide, but I hope Madelyn Dunham somehow knows
10:08
Jen:  nite jb
10:08
[Comment From Brent]
go RED
10:09
[Comment From Brent]
did I just kill the conversation, sorry
10:09
Wade:  We’re all just catching our breath.
10:09
Jen:  ha
10:09
Wade:  Take in the moment.
10:09
Jen:  seriously
10:10
Jen:  Where were you when we elected our first non-white president?
10:10
Jen:  You were here, bitches!
10:11
Tracy:  Shazam!
10:13
Who do you want hologrammed into your living room?
Leia

( 0% )

Oprah

( 0% )

Sarah Palin

( 0% )

Elisabeth Hasselback

( 33% )

Sarah Palin

( 0% )

Tina Fey as Sarah Palin

( 67% )
10:13
Jen:  oops
10:13
Jen:  sorry for the double
10:13
Wade:  Hasselbeck, because she’s hot and vulnerable now.
10:14
Jen:  kenyans celebrating on abc
10:14
[Comment From Brent]
and not too bright
10:14
[Comment From Brent]
Hasselbeck, that is
10:14
Jen:  Hilary congratualtes Barack
10:14
Wade:  Next up: Will Dems take Senate to 60 seat filibuster-proof majority?
10:15
Jen:  abc: Obama 306 McCain 145
10:15
Wade:

Supreme Court – Place 1

General

November 04, 2008 – 11:09PM ET
Alabama –
2279
of
2843
Precincts Reporting

80%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Paseur
,
Deborah Bell
Dem 802,960 51%
Shaw
,
Greg
GOP 765,784 49%
10:16
Jen:  California people, any word on those controversial props?
10:16
[Comment From Brent]
ahem, GW, now THAT is a mandate.
10:17
Wade:  According to West Wing, Obama will now appoint McCain as Secy of State.
10:17
Jen:  cnn.com senatorial races: dems 55 reps 38
10:18
Jen:  jesse jackson crying on abc
10:18
Jen:  good thing he packed those drops for his close up
10:19
Jen:  breaking: john mccain concession
10:19
Jen:  “The American people have spoken, and they have spoken clearly”
10:19
Wade:  I still like McCain, though he wanted it a little too much.
10:20
Jen:  A nice concession speech
10:20
[Comment From CARLTON]
WE TOOK BACK ‘MURICA!!!!!!
10:20
Jen:  Maybe his best speech of the campaign
10:24
Tracy:  I think I just saw the old drummer from REM in the crowd on CNN
10:24
Jen:  I saw that guy, he’s about 30 years too young
10:24

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10:24
Jen:  Several ladies with the full Palin
10:26
Jen:  abc: Obama 333 McCain 155
10:27
Jen:  same count on cnn.com
10:29
Tracy:  Oh, Palin was heading for the podium.
10:29
Tracy:  Looks like she will not be sharing.
10:29
Jen:  abc originally announced that she’d stay backstage
10:30
Jen:  i felt for her with her teary eyes
10:30
Tracy:  You did not.
10:30
Jen:  i did
10:30
Jen:  tough to be first alternate
10:31
Wade:  Will be interesting to see what McCain’s fate will be.
10:31
Tracy:  Tough to miss the chance to grab the mike and scream “I’ll be back!”
10:31
Jen:  She could’ve tackled McCain and grabbed the mic
10:31
Jen:  lmao
10:31
Wade:  Senate? defeat in reelection campaign? retirement?
10:32
Wade:  secy of defense?
10:32
Jen:  speaking circuit
10:32
Jen:  perish the thought!
10:32
[Comment From Brent]
daytime tv?
10:32
Jen:  thats for palin
10:33
Tracy:  Obama LEADING in IN.
10:33
Jen:  The White House on NBC; Bush has already congratulated Obama
10:34
Wade:  FB crowd giving McCain props for a classy and moving speech.
10:34
Tracy:  I know it is over, but since I will apparently never live outside of the midwest again, I would be really excited to see IN go blue.
10:35
Wade:  Stay tuned for the Obama speech.
10:35
Jen:  Perfectly reasonable, TRace
10:36
christopherdavis:  it was a little emotional for me just looking at his name on the ballot today. now to see it come to fruition is a little overwhelming. i agree, it was a classy speech mccain gave. very nice and possibly the best speech of his presidential campaign.
10:36
[Comment From Brent]
For the CA props, looks like prop 8 (bans gay marriage) is ahead 53-Y to 47-N. Prop 4 (requires parental notification for minors to get abortion) is 48-Y and 52-N. Damn breeders.
10:36
Jen:  seriously? that’s surprising to me on prop 8.
10:37
Wade:  How many boxes counted at this point in Cali?
10:37
christopherdavis:
does anyone know about the rainy day fund vote?
10:37
[Comment From Brent]
9.5 % in.
10:38
[Comment From Brent]
Oh, and the chickens have been emancipated! (Prop 2)
10:38
Wade:

State Amendment – 1-Rainy Day Account

Ballot Issue

November 04, 2008 – 11:37PM ET
Alabama –
2294
of
2843
Precincts Reporting

81%
Name Votes Vote %
Yes 747,787 56%
No 577,426 44%
10:38

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10:38
Jen:  what? what chickens?
10:38

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10:39
Jen:  as in free range or as in running the streets?
10:39
christopherdavis:  free range chickens and humans alike will be taking to the street
10:40
christopherdavis:  obama should be giving his speech at the top of the hour
10:40

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10:41
[Comment From Brent]
Today at work, out the window I saw a plane dragging a banner saying “protect traditional marriage -vote yes on 8”. Prop 2 is Standards for Confining Farm Animals. Chickens get out of the 8 by 11 cages, and also veal calves, calfs?
10:41
Wade:  We’re telling our local Wade on Birmingham affiliates that we’re extending coverage through Obama’s speech.
10:41
Jen:  ah, thanks. chickens better organized than republicans.
10:42
Jen:  While we wait, here’s my Obama story
10:43
Jen:  I was working in Chicago in 2004
10:43
Jen:  Was watching Obama locally and just got all… hopeful and shit
10:44
Jen:  Came back to school and started talking about how I’d finally picked a president for the first time ever
10:44
Jen:  Classmates thought I was nuts: “The democrats will never run a black person or a woman, because they already vote democrat”
10:45
Jen:  And, although I ought to put something touching here, what I’m really thinking
10:45
Jen:  is suck it bitches!
10:45
Wade:  FB status of the moment: “Jeffrey Anbinder is awed by the concept of an African-American family living in a White House built by slaves 200 years ago.”
10:47
[Comment From Brent]
there goes the neighborhood
10:48
Wade:  Trust me: I’ve lived in DC. He’ll fit in better than the previous occupants.
10:48
Jen:  fist bumps all around
10:48
Tracy:  Thanks for the company on election night. I’m out.
10:49
Wade:  Night Night Tracy!
10:49
Jen:  don’t miss the speech, but sleep tite!
10:50
[Comment From Brent]
I wish Bernie Mac could have been Vice President. May he rest in peace.
10:50
Wade:  Love the Mac.
10:51

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10:53
Who’d you rather #7? (For president)
John McCain

( 0% )

Duncan McCloud

( 25% )

Ronald McDonald

( 0% )

Bernie Mac

( 75% )

M.C. Hammer

( 0% )

Mick Foley

( 0% )
10:54
[Comment From Brent]
Now we get to see which countries are going to stop returning our calls.
10:55
Wade:  Let’s hope it’s Aruba.
10:57
[Comment From Pat Richeson]
Hey, Do you have any information on the Paseur /Shaw vote numbers from Mobile?
10:57
Wade:  Will check ……..
10:57
Jen:  Breaking: Obama is about to speak
10:58
[Comment From Pat Richeson]
Thank you…
10:58
Jen:  Whole fam in black and red; very stylish
11:01
Jen:  “To put our hands on the arc of history”
11:16

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11:18
Wade:  Artur Davis on ABC right now.
11:22
Wade:  Pat, couldn’t find Mobile specific stats …

Supreme Court – Place 1

General

November 05, 2008 – 12:20AM ET
Alabama –
2503
of
2843
Precincts Reporting

88%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Paseur
,
Deborah Bell
Dem 891,540 50%
Shaw
,
Greg
GOP 888,256 50%
11:25
Jen:  Well, as I sit here covered head to toe in running mascara, all wanting to think of something snarky to say but ultimately so happily exhausted, just a few closing thoughts from us.
11:25
Wade:  Also, any closing thoughts from those still up with us?
11:26
Jen:  I can’t remember a president who spoke so poignantly to his detractors in the one speech where he’s completely allowed to ignore them.
11:27
Jen:  I know the great expectation management campaign will begin with the morning talk shows, but I hope that the folks who are elated right now, and the people building the bomb shelters, can agree to work together on whatever comes next.
11:27
[Comment From Brent]
God bless us, every one. Go to bed y’all. It’s late.
11:27
[Comment From Brent]
It was truly an inspiring speech. I now have a glimpse of what JFK
11:27
Wade:  I knew today was going to be an exciting day when I stepped in line at the fire station in Birmingham where I’ve voted for the past five years.
11:28
christopherdavis:  it’s just an awesome night. and i don’t say that lightly.
11:28
Wade:  The women behind me were already excited and emotional about history being made today, right there in that line.
11:28
christopherdavis:  i know what you mean. just looking at the ballot was emotional.
11:29
Wade:  People at work couldn’t stop thinking about it, talking about it, discussing it, even after a long long long campaign. The longest and most expensive in US history.
11:29
Wade:  Voter turnout for Jeff Co, 77 percent.
11:29
Wade:  I don’t think this was a particularly ugly or mean race at the presidential level.
11:30
christopherdavis:  been great blogging with you all. thanks wade for having me participate.
11:30
Wade:  I’m excited that I got to hear from presidential candidates within Alabama.
11:30
Wade:  My thanks to Chris Davis for joining in.
11:30
Jen:  Thanks Wade; good night all
11:31
christopherdavis:  you’re very welcome. now onto the next big thing. good night.
11:31
Wade:  Good night, everyone. Thanks for joining us. And, of course, God bless America.
11:31



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