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I served in the US Navy from 2002-08; four of those years were as a Nuclear Propulsion Operator aboard an aircraft carrier. I engage in political activism in various Democratic circles when I am able to. I have a cat, and I am an uncle.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

2012 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY: SUPER TUESDAY



Super Tuesday 2012 results for the 10 Republican Presidential Primary contests. Scoreboard has been updated to reflect these results.




GOP NOMINATION 2012
DELEGATES
VOTES (%)
RECORD
X- ROMNEY
228
37.97
6-4
SANTORUM
85
26.97
3-7
GINGRICH
84
22.59
1-9
PAUL
21
11.33
0-10
ROEMER
0
0.05
0-10
KARGER
0
0.00
0-10
E- PERRY
0
0.38

E- BACHMANN
0
0.15

E- HUNTSMAN
0
0.37

E- JOHNSON
0
0.04

E- CAIN
0
0.00


X- Won 50%+1 of the delegates available for Super Tuesday
E- Eliminated from playoff contention.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SUPER TUESDAY 2012





February was a strange month in the Republican nomination process.

The month started with Romney winning Florida and it looked like he was going to cruise his way to the nomination.

We saw Newt Gingrich fade away to where he is counting on Georgia being his last hope for another surge.

We witnessed the Santorum Surge… giggle… with his wins in Colorado and Minnesota. Bonus was his victory in the Missouri Primary that didn’t count for anything.

Maine’s Caucus produced a result that raised some eyebrows about the integrity of these results.

Michigan was a win in the popular vote for Romney, but in the delegate count it was recorded as a tie… then the Michigan GOP reviewed the results and gave Romney a 2-delegate win.

So… here we are. 10 states, 437 delegates are at stake

POLL CLOSING TIMES

7PM ET Georgia, Vermont, Virginia
7:30PM ET Ohio, North Dakota
8PM ET Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee
11PM ET Idaho (split closing time, polls close at 8PM local time in Idaho)
12AM ET Alaska

"SUMMERTIME"



We attempt to bring some class to Michael’s Rant, so we present this duet between Audra McDonald and Stephen Colbert performing “Summertime” from the play “Porgy and Bess.”





Interview below

RUSH LIMBAUGH'S APOLOGY (Stephen Colbert)


EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY GROSS (Jon Stewart)




Thursday, March 1, 2012

WE HAVE A DATE





Mark your calendars for 29 May 2012 as the date of the Texas Primary Elections.

It is the day after Memorial Day, so it would be advised to take advantage of early voting.

Also, remember after the polls close on 29 May 2012 unlike in previous Primary cycles, there will be no Precinct Convention this year.

If you desire of being a delegate for the State Convention in Houston in June and then the National Convention in Charlotte in early September, you need to attend your county convention on 21 April 2012.

For a third time.... the Texas Primary Date is 29 May 2012.

More details about the election schedule are provided here by the good people at the Burnt Orange Report.