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Re: Predictions

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:58 pm

There are referenda concerning gay marriage and marijuana on various state ballots. Anyone guessing on how they would go?

Most of the gay marriage proposals would legalize the wedding. Minnesota has a measure to make such marriages unconstitutional, just like Wisconsin did. I wonder how Ned will vote on that (just a rhetorical question).
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Re: Predictions

Postby rrnate » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:42 pm

Here's to hoping Ned makes a hilarious gay panic joke to avoid explaining why they're lesser citizens to him!
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Re: Predictions

Postby kurt_w » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:13 pm

narcoleptish wrote:The lumber shortage will be ended when a subsidiary of Bain Capital brings in 30 shiploads of old-growth Chinese timber, harvested from an unspoiled nature preserve north of Xining with a temporary use permit.

Ack! The only place between Xining and north Mongolia you could find even one rowboat-load of old growth timber would be here.
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Re: Predictions

Postby Mean Scenester » Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:38 pm

Mean Scenester wrote:I predict FL and VA are called for Obama early in the evening and for the first time in a long time Ohio can go fuck itself to sleep even before 70% of its precincts have reported.

See, this is why nothing I say should be taken seriously. My electoral map prediction is holding up so far, and I still think FL and VA are going to Obama. I just might be a few more beers deep before that happens.
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Re: Predictions

Postby massimo » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:14 am

massimo wrote:Obama with 294, +1.2% in popular vote.
Baldwin in a squeaker with +0.2%

In hindsight I was cautious in my Obama predictions because of the flurry of Nate Silver naysayers. He must be feeling very good tonight.

But the Baldwin result, which is turning out to be far from a squeaker, is a genuine surprise to me, and a very pleasant one at that.

So who wins this thread? I'll have to review...
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Re: Predictions

Postby mrak » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:51 am

Sandi wrote:I usually watch CNN election night, but may switch to MSNBC just to watch Mathews, Ed and Maddow soil themselves and have a major meltdown. :wink:

Gee, I sure hope they were able to keep their composure.
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Re: Predictions

Postby kurt_w » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:53 am

Apparently there was quite the dramatic meltdown at Fox tonight.
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Re: Predictions

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:53 am

Although I know it's bad form to toot my own horn, I would like to point out that Wagstrade now has a 100% accuracy rate.
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Re: Predictions

Postby ilikebeans » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:05 am

kurt_w wrote:Apparently there was quite the dramatic meltdown at Fox tonight.

Those are some clips I am SO looking forward to later today. Cue Jon Stewart's staff.
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