Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Election Day!

Breaking News: PA Rep. Tom Murt is projected to be re-elected in Montgomery County


No, not that one, who cares about that one?! This one! The election for Pennsylvania's 152nd legislative district, a race that really matters. To us here, anyway.


In this corner we have the challenger, Ronald Kolla:





No, really, that's the guy running against Murt, Ronald KollaOrganist at Woodside Presbyterian Church, believes the youth can lead America (& txt rlly gud 2), has knocked on, like, more than 1,700 doors--his campaign slogan is "Make It Happen." Yeah, dude! Oh, and his Facebook status says he's "in a relationship." Aw.

And in this corner, we have the incumbent, ho-ho-ho Santa!




Oops, we mean Rep. Tom MurtLoves to visit special needs kids dressed as Kris Kringle (Santa, lay off the salads, you look positively sickly!), calls Nellie Olsen and that cute kid from Lassie his friends (Hollywood poser), served in Iraq--his campaign slogan is.....well, we couldn't find one. Appears he was too busy authoring the Jon and Kate bill and finally putting an end once and for all to child exploitation in his great state to bother with much of a campaign. Thanks, Murt.

And after long and careful thought and much roundtable debate (the pool boys even stormed off at one point), the staff at Realitytvkids has officially endorsed ...




Santa! Rep. Thomas Murt!

Unlike the nail biter the general election is sure to be, projections are that Rep. Murt is expected to take his seat once again in a landslide (in 2010 he handily beat his opponent with 68% of the votes).

Election Graph: The polling girls have calculated that Rep. Murt will win by a landslide.

But could a choir boy pull off an upset? Stay tuned and follow the results online!

The Rules: It may seem counterintuitive, but even though this is a candidate thread, please do not discuss the general elections. However, you may discuss Rep. Murt's projected re-election as it does not appear to be very contentious here. You may also use the thread for a typical general discussion thread, as usual. 

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Starz22 said...

Um...ok! Go ...who ever we want?

killing dreams said...

This? This is the political thread?

At least that young man has taken an active role in politics. Why the hate? I think it was pretty brave of him. Sometimes young people have great ideas. So he's green.

Bias much? I think it's cruel.

amyf said...

OT, as usual (I'm good at that) - although I did post ON topic toward the end of the last thread (that always seems to happen, so I don't know if anyone saw it).

Admin mentioned this commercial last thread - it's my favorite ever and it always makes me cry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMIa0e6m3PI

(Anyone have an interest in Great Danes?)
(And I still wish people would check out Pit Bulls and Parolees)

Silimom said...

I have to agree with killing dreams. I give this young man credit for being idealistic and interested enough in the political system to run. Maybe if we had more young people like him, our elected officials would end their bickering and partisanship and work together.

I love Murt and yes, I think he should win. But I hope he gives this guy an internship when it's all done.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Killing dreams? Yikes. Lol just good fun snark toward BOTH. Anyone who runs in a shoein like this knows what they are getting into. Ron probably sees it as good experience. An internship would be great. He's a young man with promise.

Purseboy's Purse said...

Admin - I'd still be interested in your first idea of letting us know what party affiliations both J & K have. If it's publicly available info and you don't want to post it just point me in the right direction and I'll go look it up myself.

I maybe in the minority that wants to see this info but I do think it is relevant and if it's publicly available don't see an issue.

The twit's tweets said...

Purseboy's Purse said... 7

Admin - I'd still be interested in your first idea of letting us know what party affiliations both J & K have. If it's publicly available info and you don't want to post it just point me in the right direction and I'll go look it up myself.
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Admin mentioned which was which, in a comment, I think, in the previous thread. It's also very easy to look up online.

https://www.pavoterservices.state.pa.us/Pages/VoterRegistrationStatus.aspx

JoyinVirginia said...

What!?! Here I was expecting to see admin endorse Saint Tony Dovolani of the Ballroom and his adorable partner Melissa to win Dancin With Them Thar Stars! Its so simple, every Monday night at 8pm just start dialing 1800- 868-3406! Don't even wait for them to dance, just vote and call all your friends to vote too! And you can vote at ABC.com too!

abc said...

#8
Jon is registered in Berks. I won't disclose the party (GO JON!)
Kate is not registered at all. Maybe in another county, but not in Berks.

JoyinVirginia said...

For anyone who may have forgotten, key me remind you for the 136th time - Saint Tony earned his sainthood by passing a certain shopping kart around the ballroom floor a while back. She was so.bad, she didn't even get asked back to be one of the worst dancer ever candidates!

barbee said...

kate shouldn't be able to register anywhere but the county where she lives (well, actually, I should have stopped the sentence at 'anywhere', as she is too unintelligentish, uninformed, unaware, oh hell, just add 'un' to almost any word and it seems to fit her. Like uncool, unfit, unkind...see where I'm going).

Improbable Dreams said...

Admin ~ I typically enjoy your brand of humor, but on this, please count me among those who think you've crossed the line from snark into mean-spiritedness.

Whether or not someone thinks this "dude" is right for the job isn't the issue. I don't know him -- or PA politics--but this post misrepresents the candidate's qualifications & positions.

For instance, it was a news reporter who mentioned the fact that he'd "knocked on more than 1700 doors" AT THE START OF HIS CAMPAIGN. For all you & I know, he spent every waking hour since in drumming up support.

He's an organist, yes, but his website lists other jobs and accomplishments.

Delve further into the candidate's website, and you'll note an impressive sincerity on a range of issues, including the rising costs of education, safety nets for seniors, environmental protections from tracking. etc.

It takes a lot of courage these days to run for office, not to mention time and resources. Agree or not with his positions and/or suitability for the job, but it honors no one when you paint him with such a small, cheap brush.

Improbable Dreams said...

tracking = fracking. *shakes fist at autocorrect*

mim said...

Kate is not a registered voter? Why am I not surprised.
What's the excuse? Oh, busy mom of 8, too busy to vote? That's an election topic.

Kate is a twit said...

Improbable Dreams said... 13

Well said-I thoroughly agree.

It was an unnecessary put down (whether intended as snark or not) of Rep. Murt's opponent.

Kate is a twit said...

Kate is a registered voter. Just remember her legal first name is Katie. That's all I'll say.

On another note--I live on LI in NY, and I don't know why, but on TV I not only get political ads for NY candidates, but also get them for candidates in both NJ and CT. Imagine my surprise when one of the ads was for Rabbi Shmuley, who is running for Congress in NJ. The ad had several pictures of him, and the last picture was one of him and Jon! Jon's face was slightly blurry, but if you knew who Jon Gosselin was you could tell it was him.

I find it ironic that the ad was shown while I was watching DWTS last night.

mim said...

I searched using "K" not her full name, plus all the other info and got no hits for a registration.

abc said...

#17
Looked under Berks and Landcaster under Katie, Katie Irene,Kate, Kate Irene, Gosselin, and Kreider. Nothing listed.

Kate is a twit said...

I found her with no problem--are you using the correct DOB?

readerlady said...

Put me down as voting with the mean spirited crowd.

koop dedoo said...

Admin, I love your blog, and I realize it is YOUR blog, but I think this post missed the mark.

Thanks for the opportunity to post my opinion.

Vanessa said...

Admin, why did you forbid this kind of snark with the general election? This post may very well end up being quite contentious. He could be someone that our regular local PA posters know? Someone's relative, friend? Kudos to such a young man putting himself out there in such a vicious endevour. They all have to start somewhere. I agree with Improbable Dreams and Killing Dreams, not necessary.

TLC stinks said...

My husband and I voted early, thank goodness. I don't know why every state doesn't allow it, or change voting to a Saturday. Oh, I'm so glad it's about over. I am sick of the commercials, the talking points, etc. And the money that was spent...what a waste. I was a political science major waaaay back but these days I am so disgusted with the way politicians refuse to put themselves above their party. OK, now on to Kate...

Jon said she had no interest in the outside world, so of course I would not expect her to be registered to vote. Just as Sandy was devastating to many, all she cared about was that her hairdresser's shop was up and running. Her retweets about helping New Yorkers were disingenuous because before that her mention of Sandy was pretty sparse (it did not affect her very much, so to hell with everyone else; butI forgot, she did do a twitter journal about HERSELF in the basement. Typical narcissist.)

Anyway, look forward to a new day tomorrow, election-free, and a post on the continuing saga of Robert's book.

TLC stinks said...

Kate is a Twit, so you found that she IS registered to vote? Wow. I bet she tweets she voted but remember it's opposite day in Kate's world :)

Kate is a twit said...

TLC stinks--Yes, according to the PA website, she is registered to vote. I doubt she'll even mention whether she voted or not--she's probably too busy masterminding how she can get to NY to get her hair done.

koop dedoo said...

OT -

One of my YouTube recommended videos this morning was an interview from the 2009 Sundance Film Festival about "Taking Chance". With Kevin Bacon, the director, and the Marine that escorted Chance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ew6kVB0I3L8&feature=g-vrec

JoyinVirginia said...

I think this is a funny, good humored post! A refreshing change from the real campaign ads. I do think its disgraceful that admin has not had a post supporting Saint Tony of the Ballroom, but Dancin With Them Thar Stars still has a few more weeks.

NJGal51 said...

I agree with those posters that think you missed the mark with this thread.

TLC stinks said...

"Taking Chance" is a movie that should be recommended viewing for every American.

Angie said...

I don't know about you Admin, but in PA we have had it with phone calls, US mail, being told who to vote for. Today a thread that just said VOTE and if you want to mention anything, the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote.

Thank you

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

I voted.

Everyone have a good day-
and don't forget to vote :o)

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Admin, on this one I have to agree with killing dreams, silimom, and Impossible Dreams. We need more people to get involved, take a stand on issues, and run for office, sometimes just to break up the old guard (I'm from IL and we had Blago to plunge our state into despair and need new blood here).

I do not think the snark was warranted in this case. Sorry.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

For the first time in my life, I actually got up early enough to vote before going to work! Sure as heck beats standing in the lines I had to avter work.

Tucker's Mom said...

Angie said... 31
I don't know about you Admin, but in PA we have had it with phone calls, US mail, being told who to vote for.
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I've never experiences robocalls like this election. I've learned to tune out the TV when the political ads come on, but the phone ringing just chaps my ass because I have to pay attention to discern whether or not I should pick up.
I've got to the point that if I don't recognize the number, I pick up and hang up on one second so that I don't have to listen to them blather on my machine.
Yes, it made me crabby ;-)

So far, turnout looks large. I think a lot of people are passionate this election.

Tucker's Mom said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 34
For the first time in my life, I actually got up early enough to vote before going to work! Sure as heck beats standing in the lines I had to avter work.
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That's my usual strategy, but today DH and I are going mid afternoon, before most people get out of work. We'll see what the lines are like then.

Dmasy said...

Hubby and I will have a voting "date" in about an hour. Tiny town, tiny polling place. No need for voter ID's -- everyone knows everyone. We will vote with passion, in a state that is ALREADY declared!

mamaK said...

I love Kate's, 'I'm waaaay to busy to be on twitter today' tweet. Hello, Kate fans? See, this is Kate saying her life is way more important than yours and she really doesn't care about you. And that added +8 at the end of the tweet that doesn't make gramatical sense? Yeah, that's to show you that her life is so much more exciting than yours because SHE has eight children. They may be at their fathers, or home alone with the nanny while Kate gets her hair done, but she's too busy for you because everything she does is for those 8. Even getting her feet licked at a bar. Isn't she a great mom?

Tucker's Mom said...

We will vote with passion, in a state that is ALREADY declared!
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Good for you!
I'm excited because our state is one of those pivotal states that are predicted to make or break things, so we'll be up watching tonight when the returns come in and states are declared.

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Tucker's Mom, that's what I was doing, too. Picking up and then disconnecting the call so I didn't get a 3 minute rambling message on my answering machine. Sometimes when I got home from work there would be 4 or 5 of those robocalls!

I told the hubs we should automatically reject voting for any local politician who uses robocalls for a few reasons:

1. They don't know their constituents because do they actually tnink people want to receive 3 or 4 of these calls a day?

2. They're not intelligent because do they really think people answer the phone and then stay on it to hear the message from a robocall?

3. They are not wise with money, proving that with the spending they did on robocalls. Therefore, we couldn't possibly trust them to be wise spending our tax dollars!

Okay, through venting. I'm so glad the election is over so we won't have to get anymore of those irritating calls!

By the way, Admin, although I didn't agree with your post, you know I love ya'!

Formerly Duped said...

Whether Kate is registered or not, I don't care who she votes for. I doubbt she's an informed voter so if she opts out, fine by me!

amyf:(And I still wish people would check out Pit Bulls and Parolees)
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Love that show! Mentioned it on here a couple of times...did you see the sad one about Mr Murphy and his two sick pit bulls? Tia and her daughters, and the parolees are angels on earth. I have the utmost respect for them and doing the show to pay for the shelter is fine by me.

Dwindle said...

Carried over from the previous thread:

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 198
I've always wondered, what if you were just at work and didn't like something someone else said to you so you just mashed their face in?

And yet people do this to children to teach them, what, exactly? Because it can't be to teach them socially acceptable behavior.
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This got me thinking and I had to find it and post it. Go to 0:48. THIS is how kids grow up who have been mashed in the face at home. THIS is how they turn out. THIS is what Kate is doing to the minds and souls of those kids. At least some of them.

http://www.wkyc.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=195545

WARNING: Amyf, steel yourself hon. It's upsetting.

Anonymous said...


OMG the robocalls.

They somehow got my CELL number, and the calls have been ridiculous. Just ridiculous. That and the stupid surveys.

And then there are the millions of trees that were killed so they can stuff my mailbox with garbage that I don;t even take into the house. It goes right into the recycle bin. Just yesterday someone hung an ad off my doorknob.

So glad it will all be over.



heather

mamaK said...

Well, I'm getting ready to go vote, and I have to say I'm still undecided at this point. I like one candidate, but don't agree with his vision of America's future. I don't like the other candidate, but agree with his vision. 80% certain I know who I'll vote for, but still might change my mind when faced with the actual question.

I read an articule last night encouraging the undecided voter to stay home and not vote. It made my blood boil. The people of this country, especially women, have fought too hard for the right for their opinion to be heard. Even though I might walk away with buyers remorse, I believe that the opportunity to make a choice is so important and no one will tell me I shouldn't vote!

Besides, I blame my indecision on the corrupt nature of politics. If people running for office just said what they actually believe, and actually stuck to their word, my decision would be made.

I applaud the young man trying to fight how politics works in this country, but I don't mind the snark. He is very green and needs some experience.

Hope everyone enjoys their right to VOTE today!!! I have a student at home today who is very excited to go to the polls and waits for the day when he can make HIS voice heard! =)

Dmasy said...

Tucker's Mom, I think it would be so exciting to live in a pivotal state. Just knowing that your vote will have impact. (Yes, I know....every vote counts!)

I pretty much live in a state where ONE county carries the entire state. It is a reality.

Bless all the informed voters who will be representing us (both ways) in the key 4-5 states.

Tucker's Mom said...

LoveMyGrandsons said... 40
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Excellent points. Any and all mail/flyers/cards in my mailbox has been sent to the round file immediately. What a waste.

Well, if Kate is or isn't registered, I highly doubt she votes. She didn't even watch the debates, which this year, really meant a lot. When Andy Cohen asked her if she watched the debate, it didn't occur to her to record it if she was going to be on the road!
The woman watched no hurricane coverage! Who has a storm of the century coming through and not have the news on? I'm glued to my tv during a natural disaster. As long as we have electricity, I'm watching what's going on.

Dwindle said...

Admin, your thread topic is brilliant.

I was thinking about how you have us all under your index finger, or 3rd toe on your right foot, or thumb or whatever digit it was. And how we sat in our white plastic lawn chairs and dictated to you about rearranging the furniture. And how we kicked up a fuss about the thread topic. And how you allow it! So... you may own this big beautiful house, but the veranda is becomining kind of community property.

Nice. Nice Job. Must drive em nuts.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

I applaud the young man trying to fight how politics works in this country,

Just a short comment. I don't much care for politics anymore. I'm burned out. I don't believe ANY politician and absolutely detest lobbyists with their bribes and threats. They run this country with their billions of dollars.

However, at least in "this country" we're not having political coups, blood running in the streets and dictatorships thrust down our throats. I guess I just wanted to stick up for "this country" a little bit.

Dwindle said...

Tucker's Mom said... 36
LoveMyGrandsons said... 34
For the first time in my life, I actually got up early enough to vote before going to work! Sure as heck beats standing in the lines I had to avter work.
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That's my usual strategy, but today DH and I are going mid afternoon, before most people get out of work. We'll see what the lines are like then.
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I am dreading the lines. In my state quite a few polling places have been closed 'to save money', and not all voters were notified. I dont know why I didnt vote with an absentee ballot! and to top it all off it's in the 30s but at least the sun is shining!

Where is our LBelle? I will be thinking of her today as I head out into the rare sunshine!

Lynn said...

I have voted today, along with my youngest son who voted for the first time! We are so lucky in this country to be able to express our opinions, no matter what party we vote for. The United States is the greatest country in the world, no ifs ands or buts!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

I hear ya' Dmasy, that one county has so much power in our state. I still vote as is my duty. And who knows, maybe one day it will change in IL.

Dmasy said...

Dwindle, that video is horrible. Horrible. I will never understand how a heart can become so shriveled that basic kindness is squeezed out.

Back to the main message -- VOTE! CARE!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I woke up this morning still baffled by the killing dreams comment since I re-read the post and clearly the entire thing is supposed to be fun and light-hearted against BOTH candidates, not picking on one or the other or trying to kill anyone's dream in a district that has voted Republican every single year since 1968. For heaven sake Murt is standing there looking like an emaciated Santa, the whole thing is supposed to be fun. :)

But hey can't please em all. I certainly don't have the slightest problem with a youth trying to take on an incumbent and have heard of several stories of very young candidates taking office and doing great jobs.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

You know I'm glad I did early voting ballet so I can avoid the lines, but now I realize I'm not going to get my "I voted" sticker.

Phooey!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...


I don't know about you Admin, but in PA we have had it with phone calls, US mail, being told who to vote for.

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I got a few flyers for local elections and one knock on the door for the local state rep who I am voting for anyway, but I barely saw any ads for the national election and I never got a robo call.

DVR helps with that. As well as not being in a swing state. Or maybe I'm on the list of people they know they are not going to change their minds. Hehe.

Bearswife said...

OMG!
I am actually caught up with all the posts. I got behind this weekend and, phew, just got here!

Waving happily to fellow Canucks! I am pretty sure not a one of you live close to me. I live pretty close to the longitudinal centre of Canada. Although one of you lives in Sask., I think...
I am American but have lived here for 6 years (married a Canadian)and yes, I already voted. My step-mom thinks I am doing something illegal (no matter how many times I explain it to her), but I can vote by absentee ballot in the district I was last registered in.

amyf, have you seen Giant George? He is a pretty amazing Great Dane, he has his own website and book and of course, Facebook.
Love that commercial, we have backups of my dog's fave toy (a squeaking squirrel).
My favourite dachshund (I am his god-mother - no really, it's in his owners will) is home recovering after emergency surgery to remove a wine cork from his intestines. Poor little bugger! No one knows where he got it from, as his mom drinks mostly - gasp - boxed wine!!

carry on and vote strong!

LoveMyGrandsons said...

Lynn, I agree with you 100% and I always told my daughter that, too. America isn't perfect, but in my eyes, it's still the best and I wouldn't want to live anyplace else.

Please, no offense intended to our wonderful poster friends in Canada.

Dwinde #47. Loved your post! Yes, we don't have to agree with all of Admins's threads or her comments. And she doesn't expect us to, nor demand we do, and relishes, I think, the respectful give and take of different opinions on her blog.

Thank you, Admin. I'm on that veranda with Dwindle claiming my own personal plastic chair!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Wrong, part time poster. I took that Western video down immediately.

Get your facts right.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

"Taking Chance" is a movie that should be recommended viewing for every American.


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Required viewing.

Formerly Duped said...

Dwindle: absolutely shocking. Our society is generally much crueler to its elders than traditional societies like China. I am so glad we had my mom at home with her terminal illness except two days at the end and for surgery and post-op. A good reminder here. Thanks.

~~

I saw tons of TV ads although I don't watch a whole lot of television, mail full of election notices, and the phone calls! Oy!

Tucker's Mom said...

OMG, Jimmy Fallon's dog Gary (girl) picked the next President in the "Puppy Vote". You've got to watch this!
http://www.nbcchicago.com/entertainment/television/NATL-Romney-Clinches-the-Puppy-Vote-177463281.html

Then, there's Gnocchi the squirrel with the "Nut Vote".
http://www2.counton2.com/news/2012/oct/16/4/summerville-squirrel-predicts-presidential-win-ar-4767386/

The "Redskins Vote" picked Romney this year, because for the last 17/18 elections, if they win the game just before the election, the incumbent wins.
Well, they've been doing a lot of losing lately....

Any other "votes" or "polls" out there for the superstitious or animal lovers among us?

ps...if anyone can make the links clickable, I'd be much obliged.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Kate is registered, under Katie. Jon is registered too. But that doesn't mean she votes.

Is Katie her real name? She seems to use it a lot on anything official. Not Katherine?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Improbable, since both candidates were painted with a small brush but I linked to BOTH their web sites if you are actually serious about studying them, I have to disagree with your point. Just like the presidential candidates reduced to a silly parody picture up top certainly doesn't mean one can't go elsewhere to read what the real issues are. I doubt anyone comes to a snark blog for real election coverage.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate's real name is Katie Irene. I don't think she likes it much. It's so mediocre-ish.

Kate is a twit said...

I'm wondering how soon Milo will show up to remind Kate to vote. She acts like she is Kate's mother, reminding her to do things. She actually felt she had to remind Kate to set her clocks back.

Improbable Dreams said...

Sen. Murt is the incumbent. He has an established record and reputation. Snark aside, you ultimately "endorsed" him.

Parody or no, you've poked fun of a budding politician. Made assertions that were untrue, by omission and commission. On a public blog, which anyone can find via google, now and forevermore.

You feel differently, and that's your right. Reasonable people can, and oftentimes do, disagree. But to channel the words of Forrest Gump, "That's all I have to say about that."

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate is a twit said... 64
I'm wondering how soon Milo will show up to remind Kate to vote. She acts like she is Kate's mother, reminding her to do things. She actually felt she had to remind Kate to set her clocks back.
_________________________________________________

Milo was chewed up and spit out last night by a pit bull owner. She slinked (slunk?) away. No fans came to her rescue either.

Dwindle said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator)...

Improbable, since both candidates were painted with a small brush but I linked to BOTH their web sites if you are actually serious about studying them, I have to disagree with your point. Just like the presidential candidates reduced to a silly parody picture up top certainly doesn't mean one can't go elsewhere to read what the real issues are. I doubt anyone comes to a snark blog for real election coverage.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yesterday you allowed my hot topic political post where I said Romney's dentures whistle and Obama has big ears. Undisputed facts, but equally snarking on each candidate. I can be an equal opportunity snarker if I put my back into it. If someone wants additional info on a candidate (and I dont why you would since I just made your choice clear for ya!) they are on their own. If they are here, then clearly they have internet access and can look up other stuff.

And pay attention Americans! Really the choice is clear between whistling dentures or another 4 years of ears that stick out! If y'all cant make the correct choice based on that info alone, we deserve whatever we get! (snark folks.)

OK I am headed off to the polls, and just to make up for folks that dont vote, I will request 12 ballots. Oh yes I will!

I will return with In Person Coverage of A Morning At the Election Polling Joint! Leave a light on, and if I dont make it out alive, please tell my kids I luved em...

librarylady said...

I have voted today, along with my youngest son who voted for the first time!
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We took cell phone pics of our kids going into the polling place the first times they voted, lol. They were annoyed at the time but now they laugh and kind of like that we did it. We were just being kind of silly but making it a big deal at the same time...

The AP govt teacher at our high school includes students working as poll workers on election day, if they are old enough. It was an excellent way to educate them about the process and my kids were amazed at how long the day is, lol. A shout out to all poll workers :)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Well, Murt isn't a Hollywood poser either and has done a lot more than author a child actor bill. As if we wouldn't endorse him after that bill! lol. More than 1700 doors was pulled directly from his own press release, whether he knocked on more is irrelevant, since it says "more than", and each has a link to their web sites where you can read their entire biographies to their fullest extent. There wouldn't be room to post them all here nor would it be the right forum. If this candidate can't take a few jokes then he isn't cut out to run for office. Goodness gracious it will get a lot worse than that if he is ever in an election that is tighter. Given the silly photo he has up of himself, I'm willing to bet this guy would get a chuckle out of any jokes and judging by his web site, I think he's a passionate guy with an exciting future ahead. And that's all I will say. :)

JoyinVirginia said...

I read in the paper this morning that the 7-11 coffee cup vote is overwhelmingly for Obama!

SeeSaw said...

Good for you, Ronald Kolla, running for office. Never understand, though, why young candidates shoot for the top job right away. Makes so much more sense to start small -- local township or borough, state representative -- and get some experience. It's really hard to win federal office your first time out.
Admin - I get the humor and doubt you've ruined Ronald's chances for this or future elections.

Permanent Name in Blue said...

One last quick comment - this morning one voter was turned away because his little boy was wearing a T-shirt with a huge name for one candidate.

The poll workers said you can't wear anything like that because no campaign material is allowed inside polling place.

The dad started to argue, a cop came up and took him by the arm and quietly but firmly escorted him outside. The polling workers said they would let him back in when the kid's shirt was turned inside out and they'd give him his place in line back too.

Sounded reasonable to me. The poll workers are serious about their jobs and enforcing the rules for everyone.

The dad was having a devil of a time trying to convince the kid to turn his shirt inside out. Cop just stood there quietly.

Interesting diversion while waiting in line.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Doesn't Milo have dogs? I'm surprised as a dog owner she wouldn't be gently guiding Kate through the pit bull controversy trying to gently get her to qualify what she said. I think she sees herself as the keeper of Kate's lantern through the storm holding it high to brighten the path to safety.

I think they use this race and aim for a big office like this instead of the PTA to get experience, which explains why the past couple of years it's been really young up and coming guys with no experience just getting their feet wet. I have a funny feeling they know exactly how formidable this district is (it has never, in its entire history, elected a Dem) and that a more experienced candidate wouldn't want to waste the money trying to mount a real intensive campaign. Rather it's an opportunity for young politicians to talk to voters, make speeches, calls, campaign, preparing for the next time they run in something more contentious. It's actually not a bad idea to go through the motions of it. At least he can say next time that he's been through a campaign before.

For instance take Robert McGuckin, who was the 33-year old attorney who ran against Murt last election. He lost by a ton of course but I think he expected that. But according to his bio on his firm's web site, now he advises candidates and elected officials on public policy matters and communication strategies. Good for him, and having been through an election himself gives him the credibility to do that kind of work. He may not have been running to win at all, but rather, understanding the district, running mostly for the experience of it, and I don't see anything wrong with that.

Tucker's Mom said...

Permanent Name in Blue said... 69
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Doe what you have to do to steady your nerves. Truly, there's nothing left to do after you vote. What will be will be.
I sort of tuned out of the Sandy coverage in the day or two after. With Katrina, I was glued to the tv after but with Sandy, I felt overwhelmed and had to parse my exposure to it.
We've donated and continue to participate in giving efforts through church etc, but I had to take a day or two and breathe.
So, be well!

OrangeCoaster1 said...

I think my only comment today about the election is that once again, no doubt, the G8 lost out on an educational home teaching moment; not about candidates per se, but about the process, and promise, of living in a country where your vote does count. Our dinner table was always full of such conversation, and while my husband and I often cancelled out the vote, the children did not just learn about this in school. My youngest remembers our stroller walks to the polls. The G8 live with a self-absorbed narcissistic airhead, and I doubt that there is any conversation.

Other than that, I wish everyone a calm day. At our house, there will be election coverage, comfort food and a very good pinot noir.

Anonymous said...

Permanent Name in Blue said... 69

Now I'm going to bed with books, a valium and a determination to avoid TV, radio and internet until tomorrow at noon. I'm a a wreck about this election as I feel it's a pivotal one to decide whether we as a nation will head more definitely toward socialism.

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I thought there was no general election talk allowed here. How is making a comment about the country turning to "socialism" not a direct dig at one candidate and obvious endorsement of the other?

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Anonymous, I somehow missed that comment, but since she didn't say whether that was a good or bad thing for her, it's not obvious to me. Maybe she WANTS that, I have no idea.

Everyone breathe. Email me if there is a comment that is a problem. Please don't blow up on the blog about it.

JoyinVirginia said...

I voted this am. The ONE thing everyone in line can agree on: we are all SICK OF ROBOCALLS! And the ads! My neighbor I saw at the polls said she is just sick and tired of all the negativity! On both sides. And the thing is, here in Virginia, most of the ads were paid for by political action groups probably funded by rich people who don't even live here!
Something like theCommittee to Prevent Cruelty to Sunflowers says Candidate A is horrible, vote for Candidate B. Then the Society to Promote Tulips says Candidate B will pull up all tulips, vote for Candidate A.

Anonymous said...

Letting our employees out early to vote today. No strings, like some union companies are doing.

Marie

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Hopefully Kate is using today as a teachable moment, if she even has the children today. We don't know who has the kids or who is teaching them what.

I always went to the polling place with my mom. The machines there were complicated, a lot of switch flipping. Now I just fill in a bubble, not as fun. It was fun to watch her do it. I'm a big believer in making elections cool and exciting for kids. I also have some old pictures staying up all night in the dorms on election night once. We were young people excited about what would happen and that's great. I don't have a problem at all with the way the cable networks treat it like some kind of sports competition--whatever gets people into it and wanting to know more. Get them excited at an early age and that tends to translate to adulthood. Anyone have childhood memories of elections?

Kate is a twit said...

OT-If anyone needs something warm and uplifting to watch, watch this video titled "What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auSo1MyWf8g&feature=player_detailpage

Anonymous said...

ots. Walking dead this week's episode made me cry. The subaru commercial with the aging dog made me cry. having an upset stomach this am in the bathroom and throwing up in the trash can at the same time made me cry. Feeling that my man is going to win makes me hopeful.

Bearswife said...

I remember going to the polling place with my grandma in 1976. I had a homemade Carter sign in the back window of her car and she made me take it down before we got to the polling place. Election day was always an exciting time for our family.

Today, I will go to work, make dinner, and try and stay calm. Nothing I can do now, except maybe have some wine.

Dmasy said...

Admin, I do have a political memory.

My mother was a passionate Democrat. My father was a passionate Republican. They were equally passionate Catholics.

In 1960, I was in the seventh grade. Our dinner table was a hot bed of political discussion. Over the piano in the "front" room -- that fancy room that didn't get used -- there was a photo of the Pope on the left and a photo of Kennedy on the right. (Matching frames!)

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

For you I will delete it since it upsets you so, but it's completely inaccurate to say that everyone looks negatively upon that ideology. Many people here were just talking about how they think health care should be socialized. I didn't detect anything negative about that form them.

Lynn W. said...

I'll be voting later today since #1 priority is attending my Quilts of Valor sewing group. We must continue to cover our wounded and those who have served. DH agrees ... he was in USAF for 30 years. He's the one who insists I drive the 70 miles RT and I admit I thoroughly enjoy the companionship and challenge.

Poor Admin. -- without the "I've Voted" sticker you can't get an extra treat at Olive Garden. lol

PatK said...

I was beginning to think this day would never get here! Starting tomorrow, NO MORE ROBOCALLS!! Already have had two just this morning. It's been horribly excessive this time around.

I voted a little while ago and yes, there was quite a wait...as I knew there would be. So it's all good.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Thank you to everyone for talking voting in general and not the issues themselves, that is always allowed, the blog girls will be on duty for much of today, play nice and remember they are QUICK.

Try to avoid subtle digs, intentional or unintentional, and on the flip side, try not to be so personally offended by subtle digs. Just email me if a comment is so terrible it should be removed. So what if someone else here doesn't like your guy--guess what, no matter who you vote for, half of America doesn't like your guy. :)

Anonymous said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 85
For you I will delete it since it upsets you so, but it's completely inaccurate to say that everyone looks negatively upon that ideology. Many people here were just talking about how they think health care should be socialized. I didn't detect anything negative about that form them.

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Thanks. For the record, I did not say that everyone views socialism negatively. However, Barack Obama is not a socialist and the "the country is moving toward socialism" mantra comes from those who oppose him.

Heide said...

Admin - I don't get the graphic. :)

carolina peach said...

Someone was turned away from the polls in our town because he found a parking spot close to the door and happened to have a vote for bumper sticker on his car. Said he was too close to the doors.

Love the Subaru dog commercial, too.

Giant George the big dog is so much fun. But had to take him off my fb because he was posting every hour or so. Really amazing, considering he has no thumbs.

JoyinVirginia said...

The graphic is very clever. It is a diagram of how a landslide happens!

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Yeah it's an interesting graphic huh?

I didn't know landslides had toes!

Heide said...

JoyinVirginia said... 92
The graphic is very clever. It is a diagram of how a landslide happens!

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Oooohhhhh - now I get it.

She's come undone said...

Anonymous, she just asked you to email her if you had a problem instead of keeping it going on the blog. What part of that was unclear to you. And for heavens sake, pick a name and own your comment!

Anonymous said...


My favorite were the robocalls from the PAC Truth Matters.

Really? Sickening.

heather

Tucker's Mom said...

Anyone have childhood memories of elections?
*****
I have a memory of going with my mom. I think it was a local school and standing next to her side, looking around at this odd process of people standing quietyly in line going into a boot. I don't think I really got what exactly she was doing, but she was a SAHM for a time and if she was going to vote, so was I!

Anonymous said...

carolina peach said... 91
Someone was turned away from the polls in our town because he found a parking spot close to the door and happened to have a vote for bumper sticker on his car. Said he was too close to the doors.

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I'm sorry, but that is ridiculous. I understand the no politicking at the polling place rule, but common sense should prevail.

Tucker's Mom said...

PatK said... 87
I was beginning to think this day would never get here! Starting tomorrow, NO MORE ROBOCALLS!! Already have had two just this morning. It's been horribly excessive this time around.
*****
I mistakenly thought today would be robocall-free, but I've also had 2. One more day!
The tv adds are unrelenting however.

Anonymous said...

Regardless of who wins, we are in turbulent times. Pay attention to what is going on, read between the lines of the MSM message. Trust your instincts. Prepare and protect your families.

Kate is a twit said...

I am one of the lucky ones who didn't suffer the Robocalls. I got a ton of political junk mail though. Even my daughter, who has not lived in this area for over 20 years, still gets political junk mail addressed to her at my address. In fact, she got 2 from the same politician, both addressed to her-one of them was about veterans and thanked her for her time in the service. However, she never served in any of the armed forces.

Formerly Duped said...

I also have had two calls- one on my way out the door to the poll! I am now sporting my "I Voted" sticker.

carolina peach said...

#100 What do you mean? Plain English, please. What do you think you know that the rest of us don't?

New Kid said...

I voted by mail already but will accompany my husband to the polls today, since we have a vet appt. and will combine trips.

My election memories as a kid: My mom always volunteered to be a poll worker, so for that one day, she was gone before I left for school--before I woke up, in fact. That left Dad to get me ready, and he had zero girl's hair skills. Poor guy tried to put my waist-length hair in a ponytail one election morning and it was awful. I was about 8 years old and wouldn't have hurt Daddy's feelings for anything, so I waited until I was out of sight (walking to school) and then pulled out the rubber band and let my hair down. I got in a bit of trouble because we had P.E. that day and my hair was down. I never told Daddy about it. i told my mom many years later, long after Dad was gone. Of course, I told her it was all her fault for being a poll worker! :)

Kirkland said...

Here in the state of Washington, we no longer go to the polls to vote. It's all done via mail, although you can drop off your ballot at ballot boxes if you want.

So this past weekend, I filled out my ballot and my husband and I drove down the street to a ballot box and dropped it off. No lines! It was painless and easy and I felt good about it.

Here in Washington we're voting on the issues of charter schools, gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana!

Such fun!

NJGal51 said...

My dad was a priest (Episcopal) and we lived in the rectory. The church was next door and was a polling place. Growing up I can remember them bringing in those "giant" voting machines and we would stand there and watch them get everything set up. We'd also watch the ladies with the "big books" come in to get set up. After school we'd watch everyone going in to vote. It all seemed very exciting and glamorous to us. It made us want to vote.

Dmasy said...

Newkid, did your hair do have "roosters" and your pony tail was off center?

Dwindle said...

OrangeCoaster1 said...
I think my only comment today about the election is that once again, no doubt, the G8 lost out on an educational home teaching moment; not about candidates per se, but about the process, and promise, of living in a country where your vote does count. Our dinner table was always full of such conversation, and while my husband and I often cancelled out the vote, the children did not just learn about this in school. My youngest remembers our stroller walks to the polls. The G8 live with a self-absorbed narcissistic airhead, and I doubt that there is any conversation.

Other than that, I wish everyone a calm day. At our house, there will be election coverage, comfort food and a very good pinot noir.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I have great memories of political discussions on my dad's side of the family. My dad even ran for state rep one time.

Orange - do you have an election night comfort food? For some reason ours is a ham and homemade mac and cheese. I am not sure how that got started, but I have always made a ham for Presidential election night. I think it started back in the day when you were up till the wee hours waiting for a winner to be declared, (then all of a sudden as some point they started declaring winners before the polls were even closed). But a ham was something to just have out for sandwiches or whatever all night long.

So that is what I am making.

I challenge any TV network or local station to proclaim themselves "Political Ad FREE" next presidential cycle; and watch their ratings and good will SOAR!

Dwindle said...

Anonymous said... 79
Letting our employees out early to vote today. No strings, like some union companies are doing.

Marie
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That is excellent Marie! Like the old days. DD works for a state university and she gets 3 hours off with pay to vote. Nice! HunnyBunny's supervisors were told in writing by the company owner to accomodate any employee who needed time to vote. That was BEFORE the guy sent out a 2 page letter to all employees stating his political preferences and all the horrible things that will happen if HIS guy doesnt win.

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

Tucker's Mom said... 97

Anyone have childhood memories of elections?
*****
I have a memory of going with my mom. I think it was a local school and standing next to her side, looking around at this odd process of people standing quietyly in line going into a boot. I don't think I really got what exactly she was doing, but she was a SAHM for a time and if she was going to vote, so was I!

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I have no childhood memory of any elections.

My Mother has always been a Republican, my Father has always been a Democrat, and my maternal Grandma (who lived with us) was an Independent.

My family argued about anything, EXCEPT politics in the presence of me & my siblings.

Go figure.

Buttercup said...

Anonymous said...82
ots this week's Walking Dead made me cry

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This by far and away was the most emotional hour of television I have seen in a long time!! I was bawling like a baby!!!

Dwindle said...

Buttercup said...
Anonymous said...82
ots this week's Walking Dead made me cry

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This by far and away was the most emotional hour of television I have seen in a long time!! I was bawling like a baby!!!

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I havent watched the episode yet. Are you guys kidding me with this??? Someone must have died? Did Herschel die? Lori lose the baby? Oh, cripe, now I gotta go watch it.

And my thanks to the 2 or 3 posters who proclaimed tonight 'wine time' in their households. What a scathingly brilliant idea!

PS - waving wildly to the Blog Girls! HI, BLOG GIRLS!!! No need to reply, we know you are under penalty of severeness to remain behind your bullet proof glass there! hehe

cherier1 said...

Dmasy said... 84
Admin, I do have a political memory.

Over the piano in the "front" room -- that fancy room that didn't get used -- there was a photo of the Pope on the left and a photo of Kennedy on the right. (Matching frames!)
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OMG! We had the same 2 pictures PLUS one of the Queen of England since my mom was an Irish Catholic who lived, worked and met my dad in London. I thought we were the only house that had that!! Thanks for sharing that :)

In Ohio, the calls, letters, signs, TV and radio commercials, flyers on cars, door knocking etc have been outrageous. What a waste of money!! I think we should do as they do in Europe: 2 intense weeks of campaigning with a set amount of free TV time given to both candidates, a vote and it's over. How many children could be fed, teachers hired etc with the money spent here?!

We also got a flyer in the mail from a group in DC, Americans For Limited Government, that listed if every one of our neighbors voted in the last 3 general elections. People were furious. (Many didn't vote if this is accurate.)

Here is an article that mentions the form and shows the copy this woman received.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/19999367/voting-history-of-neighbors-exposed-in-pamphlet#.UJcCZ-RqXIw.twitter


Dmasy said...

cherier 1...big smile to you. So funny. Let's just hope that we did not inherit our mother's decorating "skills"! Our Pope and Kennedy head shots almost seemed to be looking at each other. Don't how you squeeze the Queen into that duo.

(I meet the greatest ladies here!)

Tucker's Mom said...

ots this week's Walking Dead made me cry
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OK, now I'm really intrigued. Not sure what I can stream with my service, but I'm going to try to watch season 1 and see if I like it.

Getting you neighbor's voting history is outrageous! I don't care if anyone knows how I'm registered for voting, but my history of exercising my voting right? No way.

Sidney said...

I was 5 years old in 1948 -- The Dewey-Carter election. I remember going into my mother's bedroom the day after the ballots were cast to ask her who had won. She was very upset and said that Carter won. She was so upset that it scared me half to death. I was 5 years old. I didn't know what might happen next, but I expected something terrible, like maybe the earth would explode or something.

Tucker's Mom said...

Over the piano in the "front" room -- that fancy room that didn't get used -- there was a photo of the Pope on the left and a photo of Kennedy on the right. (Matching frames!)
*****
Wow, memories.
Many of my relatives had the Pope and the Immaculate Heart of Mary picture, along with the weird king baby Jesus statue. Anyway...my parents were always democrats--Kennedy democrats.
I still have a JFK pin that my mom held on to since the '60's. I keep it on a cork board in my kitchen just to remind me of her.

Dmasy said...

Tucker's Mom....oh, I know that King baby Jesus statue....we had it in plastic and plaster. Oh, the memories! Did you wear a scapular also?

Tucker's Mom said...

Did you wear a scapular also?
*****
Wore it every day in grade school (at least in the lower grades, I know, because I remember my mom putting it on me) under my Catholic school uniform!

Buttercup said...

Buttercup said...
Anonymous said...82
ots this week's Walking Dead made me cry

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

This by far and away was the most emotional hour of television I have seen in a long time!! I was bawling like a baby!!!

***************

I havent watched the episode yet. Are you guys kidding me with this??? Someone must have died? Did Herschel die? Lori lose the baby? Oh, cripe, now I gotta go watch it.


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Dwindle - please let me know what you think of it after you watch it!!

Dwindle said...

cherier1 said...
Dmasy said... 84
Admin, I do have a political memory.

Over the piano in the "front" room -- that fancy room that didn't get used -- there was a photo of the Pope on the left and a photo of Kennedy on the right. (Matching frames!)
++++++

OMG! We had the same 2 pictures PLUS one of the Queen of England since my mom was an Irish Catholic who lived, worked and met my dad in London. I thought we were the only house that had that!! Thanks for sharing that :)

In Ohio, the calls, letters, signs, TV and radio commercials, flyers on cars, door knocking etc have been outrageous. What a waste of money!! I think we should do as they do in Europe: 2 intense weeks of campaigning with a set amount of free TV time given to both candidates, a vote and it's over. How many children could be fed, teachers hired etc with the money spent here?!

We also got a flyer in the mail from a group in DC, Americans For Limited Government, that listed if every one of our neighbors voted in the last 3 general elections. People were furious. (Many didn't vote if this is accurate.)

Here is an article that mentions the form and shows the copy this woman received.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/19999367/voting-history-of-neighbors-exposed-in-pamphlet#.UJcCZ-RqXIw.twitter

((((((((((((((((((((

In ohio we have been under attack. It is horrible! I yearn for tommorow when I can see Viagra and Tampax commercials again. Even Christmas ads NOW will be better than this. It is constant. And as much as I hate to admit it, MY guy is just as vicious and just as big a liar as the other guy. Well, almost.

And I am sick of all sides treating Ohio as if we are too stupid to know our own names. The condescending tones, the sudden paternal language, commercials back to back to back. Tv, radio, mail box, flyers on your door, on your car, signs everywhere. LEAVE ME ALONE! We did put a homemade sign on our front door that says "Our Rottweiller does not accept any solicitations at this door. Feel free to leave your literature and we will call you."

I feel better now; thanks.

Dwindle said...

@Buttercup - starting it up now, as soon as I make some hot cider. :-)

Dmasy said...

Dwindle, that is an awesome avatar.

Formerly Duped said...

Well, I am wearing my sticker of your avatar Dwindle- my friend was working at the polls and I asked for one lol.

I remember going with my mother to vote- it seemed top secret adult business as I watched the hem of her coat under the curtain in those days in the little booth.

SeeSaw said...

Dwindle - don't laugh at me.
I saw you avatar in its tiny form and thought it was a tornado (scared me for obvious reasons). Just went to your profile and blushed at my stupidity and likely need for stronger glasses.

LBelle said...

Hello!
Aww...Dwindle! You made me smile just for thinking about little ol me! Hugs!

I've had a rough couple of days, not getting a whole lot done and today I'm just sitting back and watching the US election excitement! As a proud Canadian ( I live just outside of Toronto ) there's no pressure for me but it sure is all very interesting. I can't believe the lineups for voting!! Wow!

Remona Blue said...

Bearswife said... 83
You reminded me of the last Presidential election.....
When my granddaughter cast her first vote, we planned ahead, voting early so that she, her mother and I could all vote together. Three generations...it was special.

I have one sister and one niece who work in the polling places every election. They have very very long days/into the nights. My sister said they always make a big announcement when someone is casting their first vote, and everyone smiles, gives encouraging comments and clap for the 'newbie'. And yes, a parent is usually with them and taking photos.

Formerly Duped said...

oops, I mean Dmasy, sticker of your avatar. My brain is going...re my #124 comment

AuntieAnn said...

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said... 80

Hopefully Kate is using today as a teachable moment, if she even has the children today.
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ROFLMAO!!

localyocul said...

My mother has a long day working at the election poll today too. She's 72. Last year when I said my mom was working the polls my young coworker's jaw hit the floor. She thought I said my mom was working the poles. LOL

Formerly Duped said...

localyocal: ROTFLMAO!! But I hear it's great exercise!

New Kid said...

Dmsay, did you SEE my hair? You got it 100% right!

"Newkid, did your hair do have "roosters" and your pony tail was off center?"

Dmasy said...

New Kid, I don't exactly think I saw you.

But, I knew....from my own experience. My mom was in the hospital with a new baby. Dad dressed and groomed his 4 little girls for Sunday morning church. I believe this is actually a photo somewhere ...

New Kid said...

Dwindle, I like your election night tradition. I have half a ham in the fridge and I'm going to steal your idea--thanks!

butterfly said...

I know I am late to thread, but I just got home- I thought Admin's snark was funny. I love snark. I know quite a few others took exception, but sometimes you just have to step back, lose the seriousness, lighten up and laugh. I dont think she was being intentfully mean (just made that word up).

New Kid said...

Dmasy--my dad had to stay home and "do Christmas" for 4 kids when my mom was in the hospital giving birth to me on Christmas Eve. He was better at cooking than hair, though.

AuntieAnn said...

Dwindle said... 67
And pay attention Americans! Really the choice is clear between whistling dentures or another 4 years of ears that stick out! If y'all cant make the correct choice based on that info alone, we deserve whatever we get! (snark folks.)
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Actually Dwindle it is and always has been the thickness of the candidate's eyebrows that detemines the outcome of every election. Didn't know that did ya?

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Formerly Duped said... 124
I remember going with my mother to vote- it seemed top secret adult business as I watched the hem of her coat under the curtain in those days in the little booth.
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Same here and the place was always so solemn. I couldn't wait to be old enough to get behind that curtain.

Dmasy said...

Dinner here will be meatloaf and scalloped potatoes and a salad. Left over carrot cake for dessert. I hadn't thought of the comfort food connection until Dwindle mentioned it. A glass of wine will make such homey food seem more elegant.

TheBuckStopsHere said...

I was 5 years old in 1948 -- The Dewey-Carter election

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??? Truman won. I think.

Dmasy said...

A fact from a Facebook friend: America has had 6 elections that took place on 11/6. The Republican candidate won each time. Abraham Lincoln was the first. Just an historical tidbit, not a prediction.

Buttercup said...

We should place bets to see if KG will even acknowledge the election going on today.

I vote that she's in her own little bubble and doesn't even know it's election day.

butterfly said...

I didnt get any robocalls either- so glad after reading some of the posts here- I would have been quite aggravated by them.

Walking Dead talk- omg sunday's episode was unbelievable, BUT it didnt match season 2 mid-season cliff hangar when they finally find little Sophia, she comes walking out of the barn and they had to shoot her. I teared up a tiny bit (I have never cried watching tv, ever, but that was intense!!). But, yah, sunday was another great episode. I didnt like Lori anyway.


BTW, Admin's snark reminds me of 'The Onion'
Anyone read that? Cracks me up!

Buttercup said...

butterfly said... 142

Walking Dead talk- omg sunday's episode was unbelievable, BUT it didnt match season 2 mid-season cliff hangar when they finally find little Sophia, she comes walking out of the barn and they had to shoot her.
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I cried when Sophia came walking out of that barn too!! Who knew that a zombie apocalypse tv show could be so emotionally draining? I do not like Lori either but think she redeemed herself a little in the end there. I have no idea where this series is going to go next and think it is definitely the best thing on TV right now. Until Game of Thrones comes back in April hehehe!

Maybe that's why we all do not like KK - she's a little like the undead.

Buttercup said...

Twitter keeping it real:

Where's Shoka? ‏@PimpMyKids

@Kateplusmy8 Surrender Shoka! He's a Gosselin, not a Kreider!

Katykat said...

This weekend, I ran into a cute, little old lady w/ her original "I Like Ike" campaign button on her shirt collar. It made me smile. :)

Kate is a twit said...

ROL has a new article with "Pit Bulls and Parolees" host Tia Maria Torres slamming Kate:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/tia-maria-torres-kate-gosselin-pit-bull-jon-girlfriend

A Pink Straight Jacket For Kate said...

She's at it again.

Kateplusmy823 mins ago via TwitterrificTwitter.

RT @GreatestQuotes: "You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations." - Zig Ziglar

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Yeah, right Kate. And if that doesn't work, you can scream, pout, and threaten to sue.

Those retweeted quotes are meant for everybody, but herself.

She's got a huge, clanking pair of fuzzy balls.



OrangeCrusher1 said...

Dwindle, we ARE having mac and cheese tonight, sans ham - comfort food, keeping it simple. And a good pinot noir, or two. Dessert is a large dark chocolate/sea salt Ghiardelli bar that I bought in the San Francisco airport on Sunday. There s also pumpkin ice cream in the freezer. Going to camp out in the bedroom soon as our ATTUverse receiver box is misbehaving and I get no reception downstairs. I remain thankful for power, but I will confess to using less than kind words with the service rep who says they will mail a new box tomorrow.
Moving forward, may open that wine sooner.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Good job Kate now you've pissed off the owner of the largest pit bull rescue in the US. Someone cue Deanna with the mop and the broom.

Formerly Duped said...

Kate is a twit said... 146

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Thanks for the link. Tia is certainly an expert on the subject of pit bulls. I really admire this woman who had an abusive background herself, to open the largest pit bull sanctuary in the world. She is genuine and knowledgeable, funny and unpretentious.Tia is a much more beautiful person than Kate.

Dwindle said...

@ Buttercup and others:

OT Walking Dead.

I did not, sniffle, see that coming. Would love to discuss! But dont want to give away anything for someone who hasnt caught up yet. I mean, things have gone from bad to worse, now!

I will say this: I think if you find a quaint little town that seems to be getting on ok after the apocolypse, DO NOT DRINK THE TEA, especially if you are female! Just a hunch, I have no insider info. But go back and watch the last 2 epis plus the preview of next week, and tell me what you think.

Sorry for the interruption, all.

gabby2 said...

Admin...my last few posts have been deleted....??

I posted something on 137 because yesterday someone posted an excellent youtube video on dangers of GMO food which I watched. And it's related to that.

AuntieAnn said...

butterfly said... 142
BTW, Admin's snark reminds me of 'The Onion'
Anyone read that? Cracks me up!
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I should explain my outburst (ROFLMAO) at Admin's earlier post.
I thought it was snark.
I don't think Kate steps into a booth except to get sprayed orange and the only way she'd teach her kids to vote is to make them choose between Jon or her.

I hated the way she set up Mady and Cara on Mother's for a Day, and then asked Hannah who she liked better, M&C or her. Blech. I can see her asking her kids now - who do you love more... Mommy or Daddy? She is that much of a parental alienator.

Sorry, Admin.

PatK said...

Just keep digging that hole deeper, Kate. If we're lucky, in another year or so you'll be nothing but a horrible memory.

Dwindle said...

OrangeCrusher1 said... 148
Dwindle, we ARE having mac and cheese tonight, sans ham - comfort food, keeping it simple. And a good pinot noir, or two. Dessert is a large dark chocolate/sea salt Ghiardelli bar that I bought in the San Francisco airport on Sunday. There s also pumpkin ice cream in the freezer. Going to camp out in the bedroom soon as our ATTUverse receiver box is misbehaving and I get no reception downstairs. I remain thankful for power, but I will confess to using less than kind words with the service rep who says they will mail a new box tomorrow.
Moving forward, may open that wine sooner.
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Orange, I like you! LOL! open that pinot, gal, I just opened a chardonay and have another one chilling! It is after 4:30p here, practically happy hour. No choco here, I dont know how I always let that happen!

Pumpkin ice cream! I make mine, with vanilla icecream and mix in a can Libby's pumpkin pie mix. Yep, I think there is going to be alot of fun for lots of us tonight!

butterfly said...

So Stacy London, Katie Couric and Lady Gaga have all come out with their eating disorders- Does anyone think Kate may jump on this train? Seems the 'fashionable' thing for celebs to do (not my opinion, just re-stating what I read in a couple of other articles) - could keep her relevant...

Dwindle said...

AuntieAnn said... 137
Dwindle said... 67
And pay attention Americans! Really the choice is clear between whistling dentures or another 4 years of ears that stick out! If y'all cant make the correct choice based on that info alone, we deserve whatever we get! (snark folks.)
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Actually Dwindle it is and always has been the thickness of the candidate's eyebrows that detemines the outcome of every election. Didn't know that did ya?
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I thought it was the arrangement in the letters of their mother's maiden names...
Actually I wasnt predicting, just warning Americans we will either have 4 years of big stickin' out ears, or 4 years of whistling dentures. To me, the choice is clear on that one! ;-)

Fleecing The Sheeple said...

This weekend, I ran into a cute, little old lady w/ her original "I Like Ike" campaign button on her shirt collar. It made me smile. :)

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I have an Abe Lincoln-Hannibal Hamlin ferrotype campaign pin. I wore it to the polls today.

The Dewey-Carter election. I remember going into my mother's bedroom the day after the ballots were cast to ask her who had won. She was very upset and said that Carter won. She was so upset that it scared me half to death. I was 5 years old.

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Who? That was the Truman-Dewey election when the country went to bed thinking Dewey won. I have a newspaper from election day, proclaiming Dewey the new President. It was the Great Truman Surprise. Truman became the 33rd President.

Sidney said...

Re # 138: Who? That was the Truman-Dewey election when the country went to bed thinking Dewey won. I have a newspaper from election day, proclaiming Dewey the new President. It was the Great Truman Surprise. Truman became the 33rd President.

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Oh, of course it was Truman, Dewey. I had the mental picture of Truman in my mind and called him Carter. Thanks for the help there. I guess I have had too many birthdays.

Buttercup said...

Dwindle said... 151
@ Buttercup and others:

OT Walking Dead.

I did not, sniffle, see that coming. Would love to discuss! ...

I will say this: I think if you find a quaint little town that seems to be getting on ok after the apocolypse, DO NOT DRINK THE TEA, especially if you are female!
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Dwindle I think you are onto something. What is in that Tea!

How do you think Kate would fare in the zombie apocalypse? Would Steve come and save her? Would the kids eat her (the words stringy and gamey come to mind)? Most importantly - who would do her hair??

An Army Wife said...

I just read an interesting article on the front page of our Post newspaper. As of 28 Sep the installation has prohibited the following breeds from being kept as pets on the installation: Pit Bulls (American Staffordshire Bull Terriers or English Staffordshire Bull Terriers), Rottweilers, Doberman Pinschers, Chows and wolf hybrids. The article says it's because "these particular types of dogs are often bred for hostile purposes and are potentially dangerous to Soldiers and their Families" and "They have a complex of being aggressive. For instance, pit bulls and wolf hybrids, are more common than golden retrievers to act aggressively. Part of the behavior is not genetic, but passed on, or let's say, it's bred into the breed".

I don't agree with it but there you go even Army installations are jumping on the bandwagon. As Kate would say, I just don't get it.

PatK said...

Dwindle, Buttercup, etc.:

I've heard the tea isn't anything special. It's some kind of inside joke with the writer and/or producers.

Also, I love to read spoilers re WD. I was prepared for this past episode. lol

Dwindle said...

butterfly said... 156
So Stacy London, Katie Couric and Lady Gaga have all come out with their eating disorders- Does anyone think Kate may jump on this train? Seems the 'fashionable' thing for celebs to do (not my opinion, just re-stating what I read in a couple of other articles) - could keep her relevant...
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Any minute now. And then she'll check into a 'spa' for 'rehab', coz that is trendy now too. And then comes the media tour to 'raise awareness'... And then when that dies a merciful death, it will be a 'book' about her own childhood abuse, with a media tour...

Dwindle said...

PatK said... 162
Dwindle, Buttercup, etc.:

I've heard the tea isn't anything special. It's some kind of inside joke with the writer and/or producers.

Also, I love to read spoilers re WD. I was prepared for this past episode. lol
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Nothing special, eh PatK? GOVERNOR, is this YOU? I smell a conspiracy.

Kidding Pat, kidding!

Girl From Up North said...

Hello from Canada! (Yes, another one!) Well, my birthday was on Sunday and occasionally, the US election lands on it, the 4th. It is a real treat for me - I do follow the rather dramatic US political goings-on from here.

I can't comment on who I like - I don't vote there so who really cares, LOL. But I try to remind myself that both men are in this for good reasons. I often think of Hillary Clinton, in 2008, when she was asked late in the primaries, why she is running. She was clearly tired and worn, but managed to say, holding back tears, that it was her passion, that everyday she woke up with public service on her mind. A really nice moment.

Nobody runs for president/prime minister for the money, their health or the good of their marriage. They do it for their country. They do it because they really believe they can make a difference.

Our politics are very different here, and sometimes, not as interesting, but just as genuine.

Good luck to everyone in the US. Stay safe while voting, be grateful you have that opportunity, and remember that you are all doing something for your country.

I'll be watching CNN with great interest!

carolina peach said...

Dwindle, you are right. Walking Dead. Think there is something in the tea that makes her and probably everyone else very open to suggestion. The Governor is scary. Her friend (so bad with names) is so suspicious, she probably hasn't touched it. Oh, heads up - what's with the aquarium room? And that was me #82 anon ots comment about WD.

Dwindle said...

SeeSaw said... 125
Dwindle - don't laugh at me.
I saw you avatar in its tiny form and thought it was a tornado (scared me for obvious reasons). Just went to your profile and blushed at my stupidity and likely need for stronger glasses.
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I would not laugh at you and you are not stupid and I wont tolerate anyone saying that about our SeeSaw! (LOL!) it's hard to see, I know, but I think it was taken just last week or so, I have his express permission to post it.

Tucker's Mom said...

I don't think Kate steps into a booth except to get sprayed orange and the only way she'd teach her kids to vote is to make them choose between Jon or her.
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One of the best lines ever!

Kate is a twit said...

Sherri Shephard, who I think is another idiot, is now getting flack for tweeting the following:

sherrieshepherd
Jeffrey & I got sent to a different polling site & while we were leaving someone's pit bull got loose - a killer dog will not stop our vote!

What is with these people? "A killer dog"?

Over In Berks County said...

#8
Kate is not registered at all. Maybe in another county, but not in Berks.

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Yes, she is, in Berks County, under Katie Gosselin. "Active status," and gives the polling place.

Dwindle said...

carolina peach said... 166
Dwindle, you are right. Walking Dead. Think there is something in the tea that makes her and probably everyone else very open to suggestion. The Governor is scary. Her friend (so bad with names) is so suspicious, she probably hasn't touched it. Oh, heads up - what's with the aquarium room? And that was me #82 anon ots comment about WD.
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Yeah, that room! WTF? Maybe he is thinking he can cure them, if he can find new bodies? Remember the head that was on the autopsy table was still alive? Are those heads in those tanks still alive?

And since so many have seen it, I just have to ask; Did Maggie ever say if the baby was a boy or a girl? And why was no one hugging Carl and what is happening to him? so sad... And could the baby be the cure? Born immune to 2 infected parents?

Over In Berks County said...

I had the mental picture of Truman in my mind and called him Carter. Thanks for the help there. I guess I have had too many birthdays.

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Or too many peanuts, and you were thinking of Jimmy! :)

Dwindle said...

Kate is a twit said... 169
Sherri Shephard, who I think is another idiot, is now getting flack for tweeting the following:

sherrieshepherd
Jeffrey & I got sent to a different polling site & while we were leaving someone's pit bull got loose - a killer dog will not stop our vote!

What is with these people? "A killer dog"?
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Sherrie Shepherd would screech and clutch her bosom if 2 bluejays flew by fast. AND she'd see a political conspiracy in it too.

carolina peach said...

Dwindle & Buttercup, Kate as a zombie, well, the hair is already looking zombi-ish and the nails. Can't you just see her slogging along, flesh falling from her torso and those girls, still up front and at attention. Not a pretty sight.

PatK said...

Nope, NOT The Governor. I might be a little whacked, but not THAT whacked! lol

Dwindle said...

Thank you Dmasy!

Tucker's Mom said...

DH and I were in and out of voting in 30 minutes, but near us, the after-work lines are 2-3 hours long. Young, old and everything in between, they're waiting patiently
Truly a banner turn out for our swing state.

Ex Nurse said...

Kate is a twit said...
Imagine my surprise when one of the ads was for Rabbi Shmuley, who is running for Congress in NJ. The ad had several pictures of him, and the last picture was one of him and Jon! Jon's face was slightly blurry, but if you knew who Jon Gosselin was you could tell it was him
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I think I remembr that thre was a PR pi where Jon endorsed him. Hre's something relevant to the blog: RS's top issue was that insurance should be required to cover marriage therapy.

chefsummer said...

I voted today and I'm glad that I did.

On another note Tia Torres slams Kate for her stupid re-tweets.

I think that that should be the next topic. And I wonder when will Kate's sheep start bashing Tia?

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/tia-maria-torres-kate-gosselin-pit-bull-jon-girlfriend

chefsummer said...

I bet Kate did vote you guys I mean come on!!!.

Kate thinks she'll/Maddy make a good president so she voted for herself.

Ex Nurse said...

Joe Biden was elected to public office adage 29. Everyone has to start somewhere--unless you at a Bush or a Romney, that is.

In Washington State, we have gay marriage and legalization of marijuana. I would be interested in hearing what othere states have on their ballots.

Heartbroken For the Kids said...

Dwindle said... 171
carolina peach said... 166
Dwindle, you are right. Walking Dead. Think there is something in the tea that makes her and probably everyone else very open to suggestion. The Governor is scary. Her friend (so bad with names) is so suspicious, she probably hasn't touched it. Oh, heads up - what's with the aquarium room? And that was me #82 anon ots comment about WD.
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Yeah, that room! WTF? Maybe he is thinking he can cure them, if he can find new bodies? Remember the head that was on the autopsy table was still alive? Are those heads in those tanks still alive?

And since so many have seen it, I just have to ask; Did Maggie ever say if the baby was a boy or a girl? And why was no one hugging Carl and what is happening to him? so sad... And could the baby be the cure? Born immune to 2 infected parents?

November 6, 2012 2:22 PM
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Hope you don't mind me jumping in here.
In last Sunday's episode they didn't say if the baby was a boy or a girl but in the previews for next week Hershel is saying to someone "SHE will need food, SHE will need formula".

Tucker's Mom said...


In Washington State, we have gay marriage and legalization of marijuana. I would be interested in hearing what othere states have on their ballots.
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In Md. the big issues are gay marriage and gambling. Gambling has seen so much money thrown at the campaigning to votes, it's stunning. Both sides--those who want to keep gambling away from Md., in WV and those who want Md. to open casinos.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Kate is a twit said... 146
ROL has a new article with "Pit Bulls and Parolees" host Tia Maria Torres slamming Kate:

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/11/tia-maria-torres-kate-gosselin-pit-bull-jon-girlfriend
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A while back Kate insinuated, when an unflattering article about her came out in ROL, that RH's rent must be due. So Kate, does this mean Tia's rent must be due?

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Ex Nurse said... 181
Joe Biden was elected to public office adage 29. Everyone has to start somewhere--unless you at a Bush or a Romney, that is.
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Sneaking in a little snark there?

Tucker's Mom said...

So Kate, does this mean Tia's rent must be due?
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Another case of foot in mouth disease. It was just pure vitriol that made Kate use her sheeple and hide behind their tweets (by retweeting) to get her passive aggressive message across.
I know her sheeple thought they got a real juicy morsel when Liz tweeted those pics, but their ire never caught any support and they have been buried by an avalanche of support for pit bulls and those who love them and want to see the public's opinion turn.
There are a lot of real stars out there who truly love animals, own them and support their causes. Kate is spitting into the wind if she thinks that she'll get support.
And this doesn't even begin to touch the parental alienation aspect.

readerlady said...

It seems faintly unpatriotic not to go to the polls today (I voted early this year).

Something non-political, but very blog relevant. There's a new book out called "Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter" by Melissa Francis. The's the adorable little girl who played Cassandra, the child adopted by the Ingalls family on "Little House On the Prairie". Just from the book blurb, her mother sounds scarily like KK.

Tweet-le De Tweet-le DUMB said...

Tucker's Mom said... 186
Another case of foot in mouth disease. It was just pure vitriol that made Kate use her sheeple and hide behind their tweets (by retweeting) to get her passive aggressive message across.
I know her sheeple thought they got a real juicy morsel when Liz tweeted those pics, but their ire never caught any support and they have been buried by an avalanche of support for pit bulls and those who love them and want to see the public's opinion turn.
There are a lot of real stars out there who truly love animals, own them and support their causes. Kate is spitting into the wind if she thinks that she'll get support.
And this doesn't even begin to touch the parental alienation aspect.
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Very well said!!

NJGal51 said...

<----------I voted.

Dmasy said...

ReaderLady, 187 ... I just read the sample pages of the book. I want more. I want a healthy ending for Melissa. I think this is the same book that one or more of the Gosselin children will be writing.

Pity Party said...

Read the article about Tia and the Pitbulls. KT should hire Liz as her PR person. Those two innocent photos of the kids getting much needed love from the dog have taken on a life of their own and still going strong. KT has gotten more press out of that than anything else she has tried to get going on her own. In her mind bad press is still press and it is all good. I would love for the dog whisperer to weigh in. I His dog, Daddy, is also a dog whisperer. I miss that show - although the cat man is growing on me it is just not the same. Might I add that Liz has a really pretty name. I don't know if Janetta is her middle name or last name but I like it.

carolina peach said...

Heartbroken #182. A girl. Trying to remember the recipe for baby formula my Mama used. Canned milk, karo syrup, water, and a couple of spoons of something else. Remember watching her make it, boiling the bottles, heating a needle over a match flame to get it hot so she could make the hole in the nipple with the hot needle. And I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday.

Tucker's Mom said...

Speaking of stage moms (and 'xcuse me if this has been mentioned), Teri Shields died. The battles between Terri and Brooke were epic and it's beyond amazing that Brooke seems to be so normal and well-adjusted.
One of Kathy Griffin's funniest routines is about her experience of Teri at Brooke's wedding. Griffin manages to turn a very sad tale of chronic alcoholism and narcissism (Teri's) into a touching story about how a daughter could love a mother so much, despite so many years of struggle.
I hope Kate's kids are so kind to her. For their sakes more than anything.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

Oh the sheeple were the cat that ate the canary with that pit bull story. They were blindsided by the outrage from the fact lobby.

Helen Keller, Rachel Ray, Jon Stewart and Jamie fox all have owned or own pit bulls. President Obama seriously considered a pit bull for the family dog. Bam!

Formerly Duped said...

Apparently Lindsay lohan did not know about Hurricane Sandy coming either, and tweeted what was the fuss about "Sally" and to stop negativity. Familiar?

Dmasy said...

ReaderLady, I just tried to order "Diary..." from Kindle. They only have the audio book. Do you know, will the regular book follow soon after?

I wanted immediate gratification! Oh, how quickly I got spoiled.

Realitytvkids.com (Administrator) said...

I think Brooke Shields seems very loving and forgiving and just sort of put up with her mother all those years when she had every right to cut her off and go on a dysfunctional rampage.

In pretty sure Missy works for cnbc and ended up very successful though that doesn't mean she wasn't very troubled.

Tucker's Mom said...

Apropos of our experiences of voting with our moms or dads as kids, tonight I saw a little boy help his daddy cast his vote. The dad filled out a paper ballot and then they walked over to the machine that scans them. Dad picked up his son and let him feed the vote in.
Great learning experience and hands on teaching by example about what it means to be a citizen and do your civic duty.

Formerly Duped said...

lol I just ordered the hardcover, along with a Xmas gift to equal free shipping.

Heartbroken for the Kids said...

carolina peach said... 192
Heartbroken #182. A girl. Trying to remember the recipe for baby formula my Mama used. Canned milk, karo syrup, water, and a couple of spoons of something else. Remember watching her make it, boiling the bottles, heating a needle over a match flame to get it hot so she could make the hole in the nipple with the hot needle. And I can't remember what I had for lunch yesterday.

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That's so funny.. I remember my Mama doing the same thing! Guess you can tell from my saying "mama" I'm a fellow southerner!A Georgia Peach. Doesn't matter how old I get, my parents will always be Mama & Daddy.

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