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Breaking News

By M Davies   /     Apr 22, 2008  /     Misc/Crap, NEPA  /     1 Comment

I just got two breaking news email alerts from CNN.com and PoconoRecord.com (hello?  earth to TL, CV and WNEP???  Bueller?) that Hillary has won the Pennsylvania primary, but now the question is by how much of a margin?  If its less than 10%  It may very well be the end of the road for Hillary.

BTW, I just visited CNN.com and they have a county map of PA.  It turns out in my crappy county of Luzerne 76% of voters voted for Hillary and 24% voted for Barack.  With 85% of the precincts reporting.  Its amazing that all of the sudden NEPA matters in the presidential race.  I love live results. 

According to the TL, Meuserbot appears to be winning the 10 CD House Seat:

U.S. House – District 10 – GOP Primary
134 of 531 Precincts Reporting – 25%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Meuser, Dan GOP 6,609 53%
Hackett, Chris GOP 5,978 47%

25% is still to early to call. 

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I before E except after C

By M Davies   /     Apr 22, 2008  /     Annoyances, Misc/Crap, Technology Hates Me  /     1 Comment

I went to the polling place in the Lee Park Towers with Gabby and Owen in tow.  I parked the car in front of the house and we took a walk down to the Towers.  Btw, the Lee Park Towers is an older care home.  I frequently call it the "High Rise" because I’m from NEPA, land of the coalspeak

On the way down to the Towers a guy gets out of his car.  "Um?  Where do I vote, in the Firehouse or the Lee Park Towers?" he asks me.  Do I look like I work for the Election Bureau?  Look on your fucking Voter Registration card, jackass.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t say that out loud because of Gabby and Owen being there, but instead I told him of how certain parts of Lee Park voted at one place, and the rest voted at the other.  I don’t know the specifics as to why its setup like this.  I know the division line is down Lee Park Ave, since I was on the even side I voted at the Towers…the odd side votes at the Firehouse.  Its confusing….I know, (considering ITS WRITTEN RIGHT ON THE TOP OF YOUR VOTER CARD)  Rocket science people, rocket science.

I get to the voting place to check in.  You have to sign your name on the paper and then go over to the voting machine.  The women that work at the check-in area obviously live in the High Rise and are approximately 150 years old.  She asked me for my last name, I say "Davies". 

"DAVIS?" she goes.

Me:  "No, DAVIES.  IES.  D-A-V-I-E-S.  Not Davis."

She starts looking through the book and surprise!  I’m not in there (or so she says).  I proceed to have her check under my maiden name, even though I know damn well that I already updated the last name on my registration.  No luck, although there was a person with the name of Hruckno…that was kind of comical to me.   In the meantime, I dug out my voter registration card, except the only one I can find is the one with my Libertarian registration.  OH!  She goes, "DAVIES", I was looking under Davis. 


Finally I was able to get to the booth, cast my vote and walked back to the house.  I was going to pack up some misc stuff from the side porch to take back with me but the stuff I was going to take was missing.  I panicked, thinking that someone stole it, but it turns out that Rich was there earlier in the day and took it with him.  This is the second time he’s freaked me out about moving something and not telling me.  I went to the house about a month ago and the HEAVY park bench from the front porch was missing.  He some how managed to move it to the back porch, but I freaked and thought it was stolen.  You never know in our neighborhood…..

I was just about to take some pictures to put up to Flickr of my Garage Salin’ this past weekend, but it turns out I still can’t find the charge cable for the new digital camera, and then I found the old digital camera and got psyched only to find out the battery was dead and now that has to charge.  Luckily I was able to find the cable for that one.  Its charging, and hopefully I’ll be able to upload some pics before the night is over.  Provided my laptop battery doesn’t die.  You know my luck with batteries. 

BTW, I voted for Hillary.  I hope that doesn’t make me a sellout.

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