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2008 elections

By adamg - 12/4/08 - 6:49 pm

Alison Rose reports that the Obama sign stolen from her front lawn in March showed up on her front steps last week:

... No note. No "I'm sorry." Just back in all it's (slightly wrinkled) glory. My husband took it inside the house and put it in our curio cabinet, where we keep our one-of-a-kind precious memories. ...

By adamg - 11/24/08 - 10:48 am

PolitickerMA reports Governor's Councilor Kelly Timilty will pay an $8,000 fine for those bogus Patrick endorsement mailers.

By adamg - 11/12/08 - 8:21 am

Two precincts in South Boston and one in Dorchester, according to Matt O'Malley, who provides some interesting Boston numbers from this year's election. Overall, of course, Obama won big in Boston - O'Malley says one Roxbury precinct went for Obama by a 99.5 - 0.5 margin.

Bonus fun fact: There is a Harbor Islands precinct, with nine registered voters, none of whom bothered to vote.

By adamg - 11/12/08 - 7:57 am

CW Unbound looks at the numbers, discovers a huge shift in votes in western Massachusetts from the last time voters considered a ban. But why?

By adamg - 11/6/08 - 3:47 pm

Chris Lovett posts a chart showing relative increases in voter turnout by ward this year as compared to the turnout in 2004, 2000 and 1996.

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 7:25 pm
Obama dudes

Brian Lewandowski expresses his happiness at the news - times five.

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 7:16 pm

Jules Crittenden sighs:

... I’m not interested in spending the next four years in bitterness, the way the opposition spent the last eight, and I trust America will still be here at the end of this term. Congratulations, Obama. It is a great country. It is yours to govern now, all hope and change in your hands. Hope and change are great, but try not to change it too much. Because I can assure you, it doesn't get much better than this.

Sissy Wills is not conciliatory:

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 12:35 pm

Let's start with Arlington, because, well, Shane Curcuru compiled results for the town. If you know of other, similar Boston-area results lists, post the links here.

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 11:03 am

Alicia reports the driver on the 9 bus in South Boston this morning was not grumpy:

... Today, as I breathlessly boarded the bus, while fumbling for my pass, the driver smiled brightly and said, "Good morning!" Completely caught off guard by her greeting, I said, "uh, hello..?"

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 10:53 am

Sure, they didn't have Princess Leia begging Obi-Wan Kenobi for help like CNN, but they did have Mike Barnicle. Elias winces:

The abiding drawback to working the polls on election day is watching Mike Barnicle run his meat hole by the hour on MSNBC.

After a mere sixty minutes he runs out of sensible things to say and is reduced to decrying the "the 24-7 cable news culture", y'know the one that otherwise keeps the wolf far from Mike's door. ...

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 10:17 am

Richard Howe wonders if the president-elect would consider a Massachusetts greyhound, since there will soon be plenty of those available.

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 12:40 am

Rajon Rondo reports:

I just got back in the locker room. We just got the W in Houston, and I had to blog. OBAMA IS THE PRESIDENT! I can't even explain how I feel right now. All I have to say is that we have to repeat, because we have to go back to the White House to meet Obama. ...

And what of Curt Schilling? Schilling reminds us we're all Americans:

... Do I agree with him? Not a lot. Was he my choice? Nope. But we end that 'stuff' now right? Tomorrow we all wake up Americans. Tomorrow the world once again looks at us in complete awe. Never has a country on this planet selected what was once a 'minority' to its highest political position. No free nation has ever done what we just did, again. ...

By adamg - 11/5/08 - 12:26 am

Channel 5 reports.

BPL Main Branch steps filled with Obama supporters yelling "USA! USA! USA" and "Yes we can!"

Heather: "It's almost like a World Series celebration." Well, yeah, except without the rioting and people dying.

Celebration in Davis Square.

By adamg - 11/4/08 - 11:42 pm

Via blogs and Twitter:

David Stephenson: Damn: this computer is only a few months old, and I can't afford to short it out with tears on the keyboard.

Bhyde: Thank you, my fellow Americans!

Megorious: For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country.

Paul Levy: A good result, by a very substantial margin (NOTE: Levy was actually referring to the defeat of Question 1, but he lets me know it applies to the national election as well).

Jeff Cutler: Wow and wow and wow.

Chris Devers: after two bitterly even & divisive 50-50 elections, a landslide could be a very, very healthy thing for America.

Obama victory march in Davis Square.

Anthony: I'm really thrilled:

... Our nation is confronting once-in-a-lifetime challenges, so the road ahead is rough. But this outcome makes us far better equipped to face them. I'm proud of us, and not just for the choice we made, but for the impressive numbers of people who turned out. ...

Margalit: Today every candidate I voted for won:

... Today every proposition that I voted for won. Today my entire slate was successful. And today the country finally changed in a way that I believe with all my heart will be the best thing to happen to us since FDR. ...

Superguppy on McCain's concession:

If McCain had shown this much graciousness and class during the campaign - it would have been much closer.

David Stephenson to McCain's booing supporters:

shut up, you scumbags. Your dude lost.

By adamg - 11/4/08 - 9:46 pm

Channel 4 reports. Normally, who cares, but she feels like part of the family now, given that she's spent more time in our living room than most of our actual relatives in recent weeks.

By adamg - 11/4/08 - 9:26 pm
Woof! Paul Keleher photographed this Question 3 supporter.

Channel 5 is projecting:

  • No income tax repeal.
  • Yes pot-possession changes.
  • Yes on banning dog racing.
By adamg - 11/4/08 - 9:21 pm

Lance and Scott are liveblogging the elections.

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