Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The Math Ain't Fuzzy, Baby Blue

Update: A little food for your soul.

Jason Isbell

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

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So Hillary was the big winner last night?

Not really. There's no way she can overcome the math. All she can (and probably will) do is scorch the earth on her way out or try to steal the election.

Daily Kos: Delegates

So total for the night, thus far, is Clinton 185 and Obama 184. Not all votes are in, so things will change a bit. But at this point, we have a ridiculously tiny one-delegate lead for Clinton for the night, which could either produce her first delegate victory of the election, or be erased by the rest of the still-not-reported Texas caucuses.

Now according to both the Clinton and Obama campaigns, Obama entered the race with a 159 pledged delegate lead. So with some luck, Clinton ends the night about ... 158 157 delegates behind.

More problematic for Clinton, is that today's 370 delegates were about 38 percent of the just-shy of 1,000 remaining delegates before Tuesday's contests. That means we just had over 1/3rd of the remaining delegates allocated, with only marginal-to-none gains in the count for Clinton.

So Clinton is running out of states, and even her "big" victory Tuesday is proving little more than a pyrrhic victory.


And she knows how to steal it because Rove et al have perfected this 'strategy':

The changing of the guards: Bay Minette, election night - Baldwin County NOW - A Gulf Coast Information Source for South Alabama:

"What were exactly the chain of events which continues to irk Democrats, Siegelman supporters, election analysts and the national press when the power of the highest office in Alabama shifted in the middle of the night from incumbent Don Siegelman to Bob Riley?

On the eve of the election, the Siegelman camp believed the governor had secured enough votes in Baldwin County to win the election, but evidently a “glitch,” according to probate court officials, caused Siegelman to lose 6,334 votes from his tally.

Riley, due to the “glitch,” barely edged out the Democratic governor, who was considered a threat by Republican officials.

The following morning a recount seemed reasonable and evident to the Siegelman campaign as two men laid claim to the governorship.

But, the recount was denied by then Attorney General William “Bill” Holcombe Pryor, who was appointed Feb. 20, 2004 - during a congressional recess - to the federal-bench, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals by President George W. Bush."


No shite:

The Raw Story | Moses was high on drugs: Israeli researcher:

"High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments, an Israeli researcher claimed in a study published this week.

Such mind-altering substances formed an integral part of the religious rites of Israelites in biblical times, Benny Shanon, a professor of cognitive psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wrote in the Time and Mind journal of philosophy.

'As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics,' Shanon told Israeli public radio on Tuesday."


Senator Tom Harkin: Marijuana Makes People Sell Their Children:

"a hilarious reply from Harkin, which noted many of pot's notorious doom scenarios: 'the small child whose parents are so addicted to illegal drugs that they sell everything including perhaps their own children to obtain a fix.' Harkin knows the routine: smoke up, eat gyro, play Legend of Zelda, sell children to pirates for more pot, repeat. The full, horrifying letter, after the jump."




ABAT said...

Damn! I've still got my kids; although I have sold CDs and art to feed the beast, maybe the kids are next. This scaremongering crap never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Dude should chill out and have a pipe.

Could it be that people take drugs because of this:

"If a man wishes to rid himself of a feeling of unbearable oppression, he may have to take to Hashish." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Moses was definitely on drugs, hell, they all probably were. Hallucinogens have been used for as long as people have looked up and gone 'what the fuck is this all about?'. Kind of a chicken and the egg thing - one leads to the other.

townser said...

So sick to my stomach after last night. I emailed the Ex (who lives in Ohio) asking her just what the hell was the matter with everyone there. They already buggered one election (see 2004). If you want to get sick to your stomach check out Digby.

Funny, I also flagged that Moses article and sent it to a bunch of my "buds". It explains everything!

As for Abat's above comment regarding F.N. and hashish, I wrote mockingly of it this week over at my humble crap hole. Cue the irony.

townser said...

Sorry to fuck up the link. These cipherin' machines can be confusing.

Just go to Digby's site (

and look for a post titled "The Warrior King"

ABAT said...

Hey townser - you just gained a fourth reader.

I try not to mix my Nietzsche with my hash; it's too hard on my brain.

Mate, you wanna borrow my ex for a while? She'll put you off ex's for good! We unfortunately share a daughter. A decade later and I still have to hear her drunken shrieking at least once a fortnight.

Craig said...

All in all a pretty good day in news, eh?

townser said...


Thanks for the offer, but one Ex is enough for now. My liver and my wallet could not possibly handle another! But maybe some day when I am feeling particularly masochistic I will give you a call.

JPW said...

Why would you want to sell your personal slave labor, ABAT? Isn't that what having kids is all about?

Love all of the Nietzsche references. My students have to read a chapter on existentialism which includes Nietzsche and it almost blows there little closed minds right off there heads. What do you mean "God is dead?!?"

Jesus was a week pusher.

Ohio... man, they're worse than Alabama.

Digby rocks, yo. Seriously, she nails it pretty much every time.

Never been married. Haha, mofos!

Hey Craig. Welcome! The Isbell tune was the only good news but it almost makes up for the rest.

ABAT said...

Hey J,
Yeah man, why sell them when they'll eventually be old enough to go out and get your drugs for you. People just don't think of the big picture!

Townser - I'll pay for her ticket over and send a couple of cases of whiskey with her (she'll probably only drink about half by the time she gets there). When I see old reruns of Bob Hope going "take my wife ... please" - I know what he's saying.

JPW said...

Exactly, ABAT! You can dig through their drawers and when you find that bag of weed, you sit them down for a stern talking to then send them off for some hard labor while you smoke all of there stash. Genius!

A drunken import, Townser! How can you pass that up?!

Townser said...

Actually, you're right, J. Abat, send her on over. It's not like it could make anything worse...