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Nov 3, 2008, 05:27 PM
 
The day before the election. Wow.

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Nov 3, 2008, 05:33 PM
 
So sad, at least she died knowing that her grandson is very likely to be the next President.

<slight tangent>How long before the righties call this an attempt to gain sympathy for Obama?
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Nov 3, 2008, 05:35 PM
 
I already put it in the other thread. It's the November surprise.

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Nov 3, 2008, 05:38 PM
 
It would have been sad for her to see him lose tomorrow.

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Nov 3, 2008, 05:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
It would have been sad for her to see him lose tomorrow.
She's not the only one who won't be seeing that...
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Nov 3, 2008, 05:41 PM
 
Wow.. that's just tragic timing.

I see goMac beat everyone to the inevitable politicizing of it. Nice job.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 05:41 PM
 
We shall see.

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Nov 3, 2008, 05:56 PM
 
So sad. It's like losing his mother, as much as she raised him. Just ahead of the general election tomorrow to boot.

My sympathy for his family. It's sad to lose anybody especially a Grandparent.

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Nov 3, 2008, 06:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by kobi View Post
Godspeed Toot! Godspeed!
That is EXACTLY what I said after eating at El Toro for lunch today.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 08:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead View Post
That is EXACTLY what I said after eating at El Toro for lunch today.
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Nov 3, 2008, 08:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
It would have been sad for her to see him lose tomorrow.
It's unfortunate that you have to use even this for a petty political dig.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 08:27 PM
 
That is Sad, I can't imagine the anxiety, excitement and now sadness he is going through.


Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
It would have been sad for her to see him lose tomorrow.
You should place as much $ as you can on McCain right now.

Head over to http://www.intrade.com click signup button (second on top) and buy say $9,900 in shares of McCain.

That will set you and your family up a nice hefty $100,000 when McCain wins.

Honestly with your confidence and attitude it would be economically irresponsible for you NOT TO.
     
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Nov 3, 2008, 08:34 PM
 
but he did the right thing to see her when he could...



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Nov 3, 2008, 08:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
It's unfortunate that you have to use even this for a petty political dig.
He's one of those compassionate conservatives.

Sad news about Obama's grandmother.
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Nov 3, 2008, 08:39 PM
 
Well, that's poopy news. Best wishes to him and his family.
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 01:02 AM
 
Sad
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 02:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by zerostar View Post
Head over to http://www.intrade.com click signup button (second on top) and buy say $9,900 in shares of McCain.

That will set you and your family up a nice hefty $100,000 when McCain wins.

Honestly with your confidence and attitude it would be economically irresponsible for you NOT TO.
Or $99,500 after $500 in commissions. Still, it sounds like a sure thing…

Edit: I think they closed buying and selling these contracts as I posted.
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Nov 4, 2008, 02:12 AM
 
We all must go to our forever nap. He believes she went home. That is comforting for him. Sorry for your loss Barry.

PS: Hope she voted.

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Nov 4, 2008, 10:27 AM
 
Originally Posted by puppetswhokill View Post
We all must go to our forever nap. He believes she went home. That is comforting for him. Sorry for your loss Barry.

PS: Hope she voted.
I was thinking about that. If you vote early, and then die... what happens to your vote? It would have to still go through? Right? Or can they pull it out?

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Nov 4, 2008, 11:42 AM
 
her vote counts... i read it on digg somewhere
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 11:54 AM
 
digg FTW
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 11:56 AM
 
That photo looks like it's in Central Park, or rather, along the wall outside of it. Must date from his Columbia days.
     
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Nov 4, 2008, 12:37 PM
 
There's a good tagline...

Vote early... because you might die.

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Nov 4, 2008, 12:52 PM
 
Are early votes valid if you die before election day proper? I presume so...
Likewise, in non-early voting states; if you fill out and send in an absentee ballot, but die before election day, when the ballot is counted?
What if you fill it out, then die, but haven't put it in the mail? Is it legal for a housemate to send it in?
     
   
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