It’s Time To Vote


If you are in Virginia, you have until October 15th to register or re-register here

New Jersey Information here

In my part of the nation, early voting has commenced-while this year in Ohio, it’s purely local. My city is electing a Mayor and Council. This year, I am going to vote early anyway. After all, even President Obama started off as a state legislator.

If there are no elections, this is the perfect time to register if you haven’t already, or re-register if you’ve moved or changed your name. Get ready for next year here


82 Responses to “It’s Time To Vote”

  1. 1 utaustinliberal
    October 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Okay then, I’m first.

  2. 5 utaustinliberal
    October 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This has got to be one of the funniest and weirdest SNL skits I’ve ever watched. Congratulations GOP, you really are a joke.

  3. October 6, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Great info for Virginia Carol.

  4. 10 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm


    Schumer To Boehner: Prove That A Clean Spending Bill Won’t Pass


    “I think there’s a bit of posturing going on here,” Schumer said. “To have us default could, and there’s a pretty high chance, send us into a recession deeper than the one in 2008. … I believe Speaker Boehner will not do that when push comes to shove.”

    He accused Boehner of “playing with fire” and likened his stance to that of a hostage-taker.

    “Speaker Boehner comes in and he says, basically, it’s sort of like this,” Schumer said. “Someone goes into your house, takes your wife and children hostage and then, says, let’s negotiate over the price of your house.”



  5. 17 MightyPamela
    October 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Hey everyone! Another of what I consider the perfect day of Creation, we have had many this summer! Back later after the Glory of this day subsides! {{{{TOD}}}}

  6. 19 nospin
    October 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    On Boehner’s facebook page he is claiming the WH said “we are winning”. Meaning it wasn’t Rand and McConnell who got caught on video plotting how to lie to the American people so they could win, it was actually the WH who said it.


    This man disgusts me. The lies he tells.

    May the fleas of 100,000 camels infest Boehner’s nether regions and may his arms be too short to scratch.

  7. October 6, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Those on twitter should consider RT’ing this tweet.

    It links to a tweet that allows you to subscribe to a Twitter list of “Federal Shutdown Leaders”

    (Sorry if this is a repeat, I’m doing my best to catch up, but I’m still 1 and half threads behind!)

  8. 25 Anjo
    October 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Hi GB great to see you here today. Hope things keep going wonderfully for you.

    Congratulations on the new granddaughter born 2 hrs ago, hope she grows up to be President.

    Watched the Stephanoupolus(?) Boehner interview and all who voted for this guy should be ashamed. I just get the sense that their whole attitude is he’s black lets just do him anything, say anything about him, he can’t respond, we’ll just up the hate till America can’t stand him and throws him out…its all delusion on their part unfortunately for the rest of us they believe it and they are in positions of power to do real harm. Lets hope this whole debacle comes to an end before real and lasting harm is done to the country

    • October 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Goodness, if the country was really ruled by the hateful few, then the country would be finished. They’re not able to think or plan further than the next spiteful moment. Let them stew in their hate. The rest of us are moving ahead.

  9. 27 anniebella
    October 6, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Peter King a Republican in the House said the Republicans are responsible for the Government shutdown.

  10. October 6, 2013 at 4:51 pm

  11. 29 nospin
    October 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations on first UT

  12. October 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Thank you for the new thread, Carol 🙂


  13. 33 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    When elections used to have consequences

    By Mark Murray, Senior Political Editor, NBC News


    Two ways Washington creates change

    In the U.S. system of government — with its checks and balances — major legislative change comes in two forms. One, when one political party controls most, if not all, of the branches of government (see the New Deal, Great Society, Obama’s health-care law). Two, when divided government reaches good-faith compromise (Social Security changes in the 1980s, welfare reform in the 1990s).

    But in the 15-plus years this reporter has covered Washington politics, such legislative compromise has never been dictated by the terms of the side that had lost the previous election. The losing side has certainly blocked the majority creating new laws (like George W. Bush’s Social Security effort in 2005, Bill Clinton’s second-term agenda, Obama’s cap-and-trade legislation). However, it hasn’t rolled back major laws, especially without controlling all the branches of government.
    The reason: Elections have consequences. Or at least they used to.



  14. 34 nospin
    October 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Just a reminder

  15. 40 Ladyhawke
    October 6, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Mark Murray ‏@mmurraypolitics 39m


    What’s extraordinary about this budget fight is GOP is seeking concessions after LOSING most recent election


    Retweeted by LOLGOP


  16. 41 Nena20409
    October 6, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Bob Schieffer of FTN on CBS, mildly doing a job that is required for any Journo worth his/her salt.

    It is from HP. I was not able to get vid from other source.


  17. October 6, 2013 at 5:29 pm

  18. 46 anniebella
    October 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I want President Obama to remain strong. Do not negotiate with these extreme radical racists Tea Party Republicans.

  19. October 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    Nancy Pelosi speak about the Debt Ceiling in 2011

  20. October 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I sure hope the President reads this letter …. not because I wrote it, but because he needs to know we know what this is all about ….

  21. October 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I’ve posted this before, but a reminder that the GOP plot against President Obama was not limited to DC GOP pols and “strategists.”

    It was made public at the GOP Governor’s get together in the week following President Obama’s Nov 2008 election victory.

    • October 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

      Irrespective of whatever harm it would do to America. And, they gave it their best shot and lost on 6 Nov 2012.

      Now, they are desperate. If their Coup d’Etat fails, plutocrats like the Kochs are unlikely to get another chance at establishing a fascist state for a very long time, if ever.

  22. October 6, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    • October 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm

      LL, his intentions require no special divining, as you know. The attempted Coup d’Etat is underway. We either defeat it or America will just be another failed state for historians to ponder and students to slice and dice in their Ph.D. dissertations.

      • 61 Vicki
        October 6, 2013 at 6:33 pm

        Bobfr—If we are seeing this correctly that what’s going on now is a coup, that ACA, deficits, are just the pegs they are hanging their hats on, what happens when we prevail? When winning elections has failed for the Kochs, and subverting the economy is avoided, what happens next?

        What will they do next to try to take power back into their hands?

        • October 6, 2013 at 6:54 pm

          Vicki, as you know,

          They will continue to own the corporate media until we convince – by not viewing, and boycotting advertisers – that that’s a no win.

          The will continue until we successfully overturn the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling by passing strict regulations for funding elections (something that can be accomplished if we control the House and Senate in 2015).

          They will continue until President Obama has the opportunity to appoint two Justices to SCOTUS (and that we ensure we elect a Democratic President in 2016 to continue to overhaul of SCOTUS).

          In other words, they will never stop. But if citizens do their job and vote, don’t provide financial support to corporations – like the ‘news’ media that spread lies and enable sedition – we will continue to prevail.

          The core message of democracy is that citizens MUST PARTICIPATE – all the time, not just at elections and sure as hell better always vote.


          • October 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

            The core message of democracy is that citizens MUST PARTICIPATE – all the time, not just at elections and sure as hell better always vote.



          • 64 Vicki
            October 6, 2013 at 7:21 pm

            This is very positive, Bobfr. And it says that we the people have some ability to control our fate. Keeps hope alive.
            I sure hope you’re right.

  23. October 6, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Vote in every one….Elections matter!

  24. 66 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 6:11 pm

  25. October 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Here’s my contribution to the @Ron_Fournier and @ChuckTodd pushback today.

    Here’s what upChuck tweeted (in lockstep with Fournier) today:

  26. 72 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  27. 73 africa
    October 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  28. 77 desertflower
    October 6, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    So I walked out of the library today after tutoring, and there was an AA woman, asking people to sign a petition to put some Republican on the ballot. You could only sign the petition if you were a registered R. I said “No”…and she said asked if I was a Democrat…I said yes and she was noticeably upset by that. Said, “Ohhhhhh” Really? WTH? Wonder if she realizes that they don’t give a damn about her? I almost said something to her, but you know what, I just didn’t feel like getting into it right outside the library today. Tutored for 2 hours….people are seriously deluded.

  29. 79 cookemom
    October 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    I know PBO doesn’t govern by polls, but I can’t help but to recall what David Axelrod said during the ’12 elections. They had an internal poll that never showed PBO behind, ever, not once. The trajectory always showed him rising in the polls. The closest it came was when the trajectory went flat for awhile, after the first debate.

    I’m sure PBO has already knows how much the real American people have his back. I mean, no way his internal pollster just packed up and went home. Contrary to Paul saying that ‘I won’t negotiate’ couldn’t have been poll tested, PBO knew just when, where, and how to deliver his stance.

    PBO is a very patient man, whose strategy is about the big picture and end game. He doesn’t bluff, because he doesn’t have to.

  30. 81 globalcitizenlinda
    October 6, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Since most beltway refers to the NY Times as the paper of record, I think any one who can needs to focus on the piece they had today.

    the stuff in there is chilling and looks criminal ( I have no legal background but I can smell stench).

    this article names the names of the participants who can be legally charged.

    I see that a number here are already demanding that legal charges be brought and I agree (thought so the very first time I read the contents of this NY article).

    we need to work on multiple fronts. so while some in the beltway can ignore the contents temporarily, there is nothing like a law suit to get their attention.

    someone needs to be charged for the damage they have done to so many through deliberate action;

    Please take the time and:

    – if you can, share this with as many people in your network and media as possible;

    – create attention-grabing tweets;

    – don’t know if States’ Attorneys General can be involved since the states can point to specific financial losses from the GOPshutdown

    – can send to citizens’ groups which understand which laws were broken;

    – see if a petition can be put out in which citizens demand an immediate investigations;

    – sent to elected representatives and political strategists;

    – other stuff …

  31. 82 jacquelineoboomer
    October 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Thank you for this timely info, Carol!

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