Saturday, November 11, 2006

I hoped you are Haveing a good saturday because it a special edtion of

New Music Tuesday

I did not do a new music tuesday on Tuesday because of all day blogging on the november mid-term that send the GOP packing on tuesday i spend time on the election, and i have been having so much troble with my broser tring to get to Mtv news on-line that where i get my info so i will not kill you brian cell with useless info. excpect happy birthday to the mary in Peter, Paul & Mary (b. 1937), and the guy who wrote "Hot Child In The City" Nick Gilder (b. 1951), and the one and only Johnny Rivers (b.1942) .

so with out no further adue in

New Music Tuesday on a Saturday.

November 7


Isobel Campbell - Milk White Sheets
Foo Fighters - Skin and Bones
Dionne Warwick - My Friends & Me (Concord)
And Soundtracks to the movies
"A Good Year","Shout! The Mod Musical","Stranger Than Fiction"

Notable Reissues and Archival Material:

Louis Armstrong - Legends of American Music: The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong (box set with two CDs and one DVD; Time Life)
Tony Bennett & Bill Evans - The Tony Bennett & Bill Evans Album (Fantasy)
Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Surfers' Choice (Sundazed)
Bobby Darin - The Definitive Pop Collection (two CDs; Rhino)
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere - Deluxe Edition (with DVD, digipaks and 3-D version of album cover; Downtown)

PJ Harvey's The Peel Sessions 1991-2004
Manhattan Transfer - The Definitive Pop Collection (two CDs; Rhino)
Dave Matthews Band - The Best of What's Around, Vol. 1 (two CDs; RCA)
Thelonious Monk - Riverside Profiles (two CDs; Riverside)
OK Go - Oh No (limited-edition version with DVD; Capitol)

Pavement - Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition (with bonus CD; Matador)
Frank Sinatra - Vegas (box set with four CDs and one DVD; Rhino)
Sublime - Everything Under the Sun (box set with three CDs and one DVD; Geffen)
Frank Zappa - Trance-Fusion (Zappa)

Music DVDs:

Waylon Jennings - "Nashville Rebel" (RCA Nashville/ Legacy)
Nirvana - "Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!" (Geffen)
The Pixies - "loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies" (MVD Visual)
Rush - "Rush in Rio" (Rounder)
The Who - "The Vegas Job: The Who Live in Vegas Reunion Concert" (Passport Entertainment)
Andy Williams - "In Concert Series: Andy Williams" (Passport)
Various artists - "Carson Country" (Delta)
Various artists - "Harry Smith Project Live" (Shout! Factory)

TV on DVD:

Ark II - Complete Series
Beverly Hills, 90210 - The Complete 1st Season
Clifford the Big Red Dog - Best of Clifford
Doctor Who Story #087: The Hand Of Fear and Story #140: The Mark Of The Rani
The Electric Company - Best Of Volume 2
Grosse Pointe - Complete Series
Grounded for Life - Season 4
Inside the Actors Studio - Dave Chappelle and Icons
JAG - The Complete 2nd Season
M*A*S*H - Martinis & Medicine Collection and Season 11
Melrose Place - The Complete 1st Season
Police Squad! - The Complete Series
She-Ra: Princess of Power - Season 1, Volume 1
The Sopranos - Season 6 - Part 1
Ultraman Volume 2
The West Wing - The Complete 7th Season and The Complete Series Collection

Friday, November 10, 2006

Instant Gig Gudie

Tonight in Detroit Culture City

Tonight at the Magic Bag in Ferndale The GRANDE NATIONALS will released there brand new CD "BRASS KNUCKLE HEARTBREAK" with a show at the bag tonight the show will cost $7 and the show will begin at 8:00 PM

The BRAVE RIFLES and THE NICE DEVICE (with there maigical lead singer Alicia Gbur) Opened the show.

also tonight in Detroit, My fave Garage Folk girl Molly Jean will play a early show at the Cafe 1923 in hamtramck, MI with XD Wei as the main headliners.

and after that at the Belmont tonight it a very good show with the Avatars and the Bamboo Kids (from Brooklyn, NY) and the decks

and also at the home base in detroit at the stick a bright new Indie band will take the stage celeabartion of there news CD called called "These Colors Together" and it from the band Manna and Quail an they will have there CD relased party on Saturday at the stick.

also dont forget if your in Ann Arbor the Broken Social Scene at the Michigan Theater on Saturday Night and French Kicks with Canada at the Blind Pig on subday night
The Local News Round-up

Now this is better

Local Music News with a Edge

And the Big News in Culture city the major 4th of July Festival the Comerica Tastefest which have Common, The New Pornographers, Cat Power, Ray Davies, Spyro Gyra, Mavis Staples, Kings of Leon, Eric Burden and the Animals, The All American Rejects, Damone, Amadou and Mariam, Amp Fiddler, Calvin Cooke and Kevin Mahogany and other just to name a few have change there name it will be now know from now on as Comerica CityFest

The Name which havew been the tasetfest since it 1st one since 1989 since it been held ever year at the new center on West Grand Boulevard and Second near the Fisher building change was change by the good folks at the New Center Council as recongen that the event have grown from a taste of Chicago style festail to a major Culture event with actives and what else the music, Live and local and really loud

Next year event will take place from July 4th to July 8th,2007

and if you want to played CityFest here the link to Sonicbid for info:

speaking of which the big detroit version of the SXSW Festival The Metrotimes Hamtramck Blowout this year will celeabate it 10th birthday of going to club to club thur the rain and snow getting to see you local band and it was also the event that interduce you to the The white Stripes, The Von Bondies, The Sightts, His Name is Alive, Obie Trice, The Dirtbombs, Detroit Grand Pubahs, The Howling Diablos, Paradine, The Hentchman, The Hard Lessons, and more

well there setting up for the Blowout TEN which will take place From Wednesday, March 7 to Saturday, March 10, and it been secen 2003 the blowout kick off party will take place at the Stick complex(aka Majestic Theatre Center) in Midtown detroit and then we continued up 1-75 for about almost 200 bands plating in a small enclave to rock out to rock, country, Hip-Hop, rap, flow, blues, other from of very nice music up and down Jos.campau, Holdbrook, and Caffin and Conant. (the Main street in HAmtramck)

So why are we mentin the blow out four months early, that they are ask for bands to sidmm gor your music and this year it have gone it have gone total digiatil so you will not to send any music so if you want to play for a spot for this year blowout or if you want to play the blow aging you have to re apply on line Here the Links to the sight to apply for the march sigh gig.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Today Indie news on the edge

Back from getting the NME today i am typing at 11:45 PM so let me get the indie and Local out of the way.

By the way since i was bloging about victory at sea in a blue wave on tuesday night was the big
Decemberists show at Clught Cargo on Tuesday, if you were at the show on Tuesday i will like to know please E-Mail the sight on the Right of the menu, i was told by one blog that the Washington DC show that was webcast on NPR.ORG back on Halloween was Incredible, unrelenting, and bombastic", That was the DC Show how was the Detroit (Pontiac) Show.

speaking of which from the indie music sight of record is reporting that the band from Portland, Oregan have record a new EP you can get on line olny (Yes it a digiyal EP) it have a live versions of "O! Valencia", "The Perfect Crime #2", and "The Crane Wife 1 & 2" from Crane Wife , as well as a cover of the country song "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)", done already by the like of Alan Jackson and John Denver.

But to get it you have to sine for Sony
Connect and pay about 4 bucks.

also in indie news

Tonight in Ann Arbor Asthmatic Kitty artist My Brightest Diamond who just released her Debut LP Bring Me the Workhorse will released on iTunes only on Dec.5th, a EP featuring four versions of the Workhorse track "Disappear": the original, an alternate recording, and remixes by Stakka and James McAlister. Also included will be the previously unreleased B-side "The Lace Handkerchief

She in Ann Arbor at East Quad Music Co-Op (University of Michigan)

Meanwhied Will released the follow up album in march with a little tour in Europe so that mean they will still be asking Daft Punk to play there House.

speaking to which The Flaming Lips who made rock n roll a total sicence since there begining in OK City, OK (better know as Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), and now the band as reported by (the web sight runs by the newspaper the (OKC) Oklahoman and KWTV-TV (CBS -9 in OKC)) city leaders are planing to hourner the band (Who lead singer Wayne Coyne who still Live there) by naming a alley, yes you hear me correct a alley in OKC.

The alley which there not name like in any other america city incluing OKC will located in a section that runs between the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe railway tracks and Central Avenue
so why name the alley in hournd of the band to spur the city clean up effort.

and the bands have giving there Full Blessing the post say "Wayne wants this to happen and he sees it as a symbolic small road," the post reads. "The fact that it's an alley is even more appealing to a secret passage. Though it may have dumpsters and parked cars, it's real and authentic...It isn't Disneyland [and] they don't want's not an obvious homage to's about finding something special in an unexpected place."

as of this typing it going to the OK City Planning Council and will get the Final blessing November 28.

and if you miss the news this week my of my fave Underated band Rainer Maria have called a day Pitch Fork have the Full story

and did you hear that wanna be rapper K-Fed is now on the road to had Been statues.
The List

Tuesdays 10p - 12a
w/ Suzy Cole & Melody Licious
And Suzy i sorry you Fellow Westen Michigan Loss on tuesday

PLAYLIST FOR WEEK #41 (11/07/06)

1) Laughing Hyenas – Crawl
2) The Avatars – There Was A Time
3) Heads Will Roll – Spit You Out
4) Chapstik – Captain
5) Blue Ohm – Leave You In The Morning
6) Koffin Kats – March Of The Waynos/Splatterhouse
7) Grande Nationals – Pink Sweater
8) Brave Rifles – Signal Fire
9) The Nice Device – The Kill
10) Animal Chinz – Baby Girl
11) Electric Six – Germans In Mexico
12) Slumber Party – On TV
13) The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog
14) MC5 – Lookin At You
15) The Beggars – Right On Time
16) The Hard Lessons – It Bleeds
17) Mason Proper – A Chance Encounter
18) The Twistin Tarantulas – Ace Of Spades
19) 25 Suaves – Turn Up The Music
20) The Hadituptoheres – Interesting X-Rays
21) Esquire – Spin The Bottle
22) The Paybacks – Hollywood
23) Wolfbait – Broadsword
24) The Muggs – Gonna Need My Help
25) Human Eye – Human Eye
26) The Paybacks – Call When You’re Ready
27) The Holy Fire – Lift Off Message
28) Grayling - Kevlar



playlist for 11/8/06








Aural Bliss Playlist From 11/05/2006 with guest DJ GirlAfraid

Ether Aura – All Doves Grey
Chimera – Liquid Star
Catherine Wheel – Crank
Pale Saints – Fine Friend
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Sigur Ros – Untitled 8
Cousteau - She's Not Coming Back
Engineers – Forgiveness
Embrace – Ashes
Marjorie Fair - Stand In The World
The Meeting Places – The City's Asleep
The Cure – Chain of Flowers
White Light Motorcade – All Gone Again
Travis - Why Does It Always Rain On Me
Ride – Vapour Trail
SilverSun Pickups – Rusted Wheel
The Church - Reptile
The Flir – Lick
Highspire - Skies You Climb
Leaves - Silence
Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
The Sundays - Goodbye
Scheer - Goodbye
Mew – Eight Flew Over One Was Destroyed

Top 20 Songs
As of 10:52 Pm 11/09/06

1) Various - Today
2) Scissors For Lefty - Nickles And Dimes
3) The Shins - Phantom Limb
4) Citizens Here And Abroad - Secret
5) Silversun Pickups - Common Reactor
6) Brazilian Girls - All About Us
7) The Whitest Boy Alive - Fireworks
8) The Twilight Singers - Live With Me
9) Grizzly Bear - Easier
10) The Rapture - Down For So Long
11) The Hold Steady - Party Pit
12) Thom Yorke - The Eraser
13) Junior Boys - Double Shadow
14) Walking Bicycles - Desperate
15) The Decemberists - The Perfect Crime #2
16) Annuals - Bleary-Eyed
17) Bound Stems - Excellent News, Colonel
18) The Changes - Sisters
19) Junior Boys - In The Morning
20) Ratatat - Wildcat


Top 20 cd on

Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2006

Artist - Title (Record Company)
1. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain (Interscope)
2. Bobby Bare Jr. - The Longest Meow (Bloodshot)
3. Beck - The Information (Interscope)
4. Yo La Tengo - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (Matador)
5. Various - The World Is Gone (XL)
6. Junior Boys - So This Is Goodbye (Domino)
7. Viva Voce - Get Yr Blood Sucked Out (Barsuk)
8. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (Capitol)
9. Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain (Astralwerks)
10. 120 Days - 120 Days (Smalltown Supersound/Vice)
11. Brazilian Girls - Talk To La Bomb (Verve Forecast)
12. The Roots - Game Theory (Def Jam)
13. Bob Dylan - Modern Times (Columbia)
14. The Hands - So Sweet EP (The Basement Empire)
15. Annuals - Be He Me (Ace Fu)
16. The Thermals - The Body The Blood The Machine (Sub Pop)
17. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America (Vagrant)
18. The Black Keys - Magic Potion (Nonesuch)
19. Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson in Crime (Paper Bag)
20. Squarepusher - Hello Everything (Warp)

There 90 CD in the playlist
other noteable are

22. Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (Dangerbird)
24. DJ Shadow - The Outsider (Universal Motown)
25. The Ettes - Shake the Dust (Sympathy for the Record Industry)
29. The Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love (Universal)
33. Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang (Domino)
34. (Various) - Live at KEXP Volume Two (KEXP)
35. Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Ole! Tarantula (Yep Roc)
36. Graham Coxon - Love Travels at Illegal Speeds (Parlophone)
37. (Various) - The DFA Remixes Chapter Two (DFA/Astralwerks)
45. Scissor Sisters - Ta-Dah (Universal Motown)
50. The Lemonheads - The Lemonheads (Vagrant)
61. Lily Allen - Alright, Still (Regal)
62. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Out Louder (Indirecto)
64. Bright Eyes - Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) (Saddle Creek)
65. Forward, Russia! - Give Me a Wall (Mute)
67. The Horrors - The Horrors (Stolen Transmission)
73. Basement Jaxx - Crazy Itch Radio (XL)
74. The Hidden Cameras - Awoo (Arts & Crafts)
78. The Grates - Gravity Won't Get You High (Cherrytree/Interscope)
80. (Various) - The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited (Shout! Factory)
84. Hot Chip - The Warning (Astralwerks)


6 Music Charts
Ever Saturday 11 AM to 1 PM

This Week Last Week Artist Album Listen
1 Squarepusher - Hello Everything
2 New Holloways - So This Is Great Britain
3 Scott Matthews - Passing Stranger
4 Duke Special - Songs From The Deep Forest
5 Simple Kid - Sk2
6 Isobel Campbell - Milkwhite Sheets
7 Css - Cansei De Ser Sexy
8 Cat Power - The Greatest
9 Be Good Tanyas - Hello Love
10 Ty - Closer
11 Bonobo - Days To Come
12 Albert Hammond Jr - Yours To Keep
13 Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
14 Easy Star All Stars - Radiodread
15 Aim - Flight 602
16 Dj Yoda - The Amazing Adventures Of
17 Rifles - No Love Lost
18 Juliette & The Licks - Four On The Floor
19 Black Keys - Magic Potion
20 Blood Arm - Lie Lover Lie


dmrc top 10

1. My Chemical Romance — The Black Parade
2. Blanche — What This Town Needs
3. Converge — No Heroes
4. Paul Stanley — Live to Win
5. Mew — And the Glass ...
6. John Legend — Once Again
7. Cradle of Filth — Thornography
8. The Tragically Hip — World Container
9. Meg & Dia — Something Real
10. Beck — The Information
Major Breaking Culture News

As i get back to Detroit and Indie Pop Culture News

This is Big Breaking Local Pop Culture News big Time

The 4th of July street Festaivl in the New Centre area the have been called Comerica's Tastefest have change it name, it will no longer be called Comerica's Tastefest, but it is now called

Comerica's Cityfest

now you are asking the question why the name change

The New Center Council Inc which run the festival deciede to rename the festival relective of the free event that has grown from a tasting event to a locally and nationally recognized cultural experience. It offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, artists, varied local and national musical acts, and more.

Michael Solaka, president of the New Center Council told the detroit news "better describes what the event has evolved into," "It's not all about food."

mean whied “Renaming the festival was motivated by several factors including the growth of the event, its expanding scope of activities and attractions, and most importantly, the public’s overwhelming support for it,” said Jerry Burgess, chairman, New Center Council. “And for once, it’s just great to have change brought about due to positive influences.”

The Fest in the last few years have gone from a Ok taste of chicago like event to a major music festival which singail the half way mark.

This years event have gig from The Playbacks, Thhe Hard Lesson, Blance and host Cat Power, Common, The New pronagers and and in the past they also hosted from gig from Jet, The von Bondies, SSM and other.

This is just breaking
Broke Free Press sight at about 11:41 AM
i just got on the computher and just found out about it
There will be more to come.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

We Now Return to your regular Scheduled Pop Culture Blog


i got to tell you the day after is so good today

it was a very good election day as the total indie crowd won which was good as the smart indie people said no more as dems get the US house and almost the senate and the Gov of michigan is still the gov of michigan.

If was a good night big time and if your wondering i stay up until 4 AM, i Sleep in, this Morning and did not used the computer today expect for a update

A update on all the late update from Last Night

well nothing in the Michigan as all the incumbent won last night Jennifer Granholm won and beat back the brought and paid for campaign that cost 40 million Dollars of dick DeVos. but even better news she get a dems control state house with a 58-52 majority almost take the state senate

Debbie Stabenow go back to Washington as the 6 years Sentor

Mike Cox and Terri Lynn Land both won there office easely (Attorney General and Secretary of State).

The only thing that sucks the entire night was the passage of that tricky word Prop 2, it bad but it will be in the court for years.

in Control of the Congress which was good big time

The Dems get 29 seats to win back the House
New House
Dems 229 / GOP 196 / No Indy

Noteable win inclueld:

Arizona's 5th: Harry Mitchell (D) 51 percent, J.D. Hayworth (R)(he the guy that was on all the Fox news talking heads shows) 46 percent

Indiana's 2nd: Joe Donnelly (D) 54 percent, Chris Chocola (R) 46 percent

Kentucky's 3rd: John Yarmuth (D) 51 percent, Anne Northup (R) 48 percent

New Hampshire's 2nd: Paul Hodes (D) 53 percent, Charles Bass (R) 45 percent

North Carolina's 11th: Heath Shuler (D)(The Former TENN QB) 54 percent, Charles Taylor (R) 46 percent

Pennsylvania's 7th: Joe Sestak (D) 56 percent, Curt Weldon (R) 44 percent

Florida's 16th: Tim Mahoney (D) 49 percent, Joe Negron (R) 48 percent This is the seat that uesd to be held by Mark Foley untill they found old E-mail that brought him down.

Texas' 22nd: Nick Lampson (D) 52 percent, Shelley Sekula-Gibbs (R) 42 percent
(The Old seat hold by tom Delay go blue)

The Senant may goes blue pening the maybe recount of Virgina
The Dems may that back the house the total
GOP 49 / DEMS 48 / 2 INDY (Both inclued May vote with Dem with Liberman win in CONN)

Noteable win incluede

Connecticut - Lieberman(I)50%,Lamont 40%,Schlesinger 10%
Florida - Nelson (I)(D)60%, Harris (R) 38%
(K. Harris is going home, the peoson who screw Gore in 2000 and better yet the person who serew Kerry in 2004 ben blackwell lost in the Ohio GOV.)
Missouri - McCaskill - 49% Talent(I),(R) 48%
(Hey Rush Thanks )
Ohio - Brown(D) - 56%, DeWine - (I),(R) 44%
Pennsylvania - Casey, Jr. - 59%, Santorum(I),(R) - 41%
Rhode Island - Whitehouse - 53%(D), Chafee(I),(R) - 47%
and Early this Morning
Montana - Tester 49%, Burns (I)48%
Virgina goes bule (more after the report)
Virginia Webb - 50%, Allen(I),(R) - 49%

So i the end it turn out to be a good one

And i hoped the Contry to be more progess and let hoped this could be the rise or Progress radio.


NOW To the


Democrats take control of the Senate

By LIZ SIDOTI and BOB LEWIS, Associated Press Writers

WASHINGTON - Democrats wrested control of the Senate from Republicans Wednesday with an upset victory in Virginia, giving the party complete domination of Capitol Hill for the first time since 1994.

Jim Webb's squeaker win over incumbent Sen. George Allen (news, bio, voting record) gave Democrats their 51st seat in the Senate, an astonishing turnabout at the hands of voters unhappy with Republican scandal and unabated violence in Iraq. Allen was the sixth Republican incumbent senator defeated in Tuesday's elections.

The Senate had teetered at 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans for most of Wednesday, with Virginia hanging in the balance. Webb's victory ended Republican hopes of eking out a 50-50 split, with Vice President Dick Cheney wielding tie-breaking authority.

The Associated Press contacted election officials in all 134 localities where voting occurred, obtaining updated numbers Wednesday. About half the localities said they had completed their postelection canvassing and nearly all had counted outstanding absentees. Most were expected to be finished by Friday.

The new AP count showed Webb with 1,172,538 votes and Allen with 1,165,302, a difference of 7,236. Virginia has had two statewide vote recounts in modern history, but both resulted in vote changes of no more than a few hundred votes.

An adviser to Allen, speaking on condition of anonymity because his boss had not formally decided to end the campaign, said the senator wanted to wait until most of canvassing was completed before announcing his decision, possibly as early as Thursday evening.

The adviser said that Allen was disinclined to request a recount if the final vote spread was similar to that of election night.

The victory puts Sen. Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record), D-Nev., in line to become Senate majority leader. He has led the Democrats since Tom Daschle, D-S.D., was defeated two years ago.

And NBC News Called in a Few Mintues Later
Culture City News
Live and Local Coverage
Of the 2006 Vote
“Midterm Midtacular”

(Sourced Key: TPM - Talking Points Memo/K-OS - Daliy Kos/

3:16 AM
it geting late night in Foggy Detroit
So Let me wrap it up

Home Base State (Michigan)
Jennifer Granholm did blow away Dick DeVos Big time winning a second term in office

Granholm (i) Dem 1,941,854 56.21
DeVos GOP 1,466,370 42.44

Debbie Stabenow Easyly won over Mike Bouchard

Stabenow (i) Dem 1,955,113 56.75
Bouchard GOP 1,426,029 41.39

so as Cox as A.G. and and Land as S.O.S.

Prop 1 Conservation Fund - Passed
Prop 2 Affirmative Action - Passed
(But it will be in the court for years)
Prop 3 Dove Hunting - Faoled
Prop 4 Eminent Domain - Pass
Prop 5 School Funding - Failed

US Housed
Nothing Change

Outside the 313

The Dems Have taking over
almost clost to the senante
need to win MONTANA and win the RECOUNT in VA

A Little up Date tomorrow
and back to pop Culture

Thank you for reading

2:41 AM

Virgina Update
Precincts Reporting: 2435 of 2443 (99.67%)
Webb Jr Democratic 1,169,373 49.56%
Allen Republican 1,161,739 49.24%
Lead - 7634

Precincts Reporting: 625 out of 867 (99.67%)
Tester (D) - 149,249 - 50%
Burns(R)(Incumbent)- 141,733 - 48%
Lead - 7516

2:17 AM

Update on the last post

James Talent Cried uncle and give up
Claire McCaskill Win the Show Me State

2:07 AM

I was away Form the desk for two hours seeing some friends
So here some update From TPM

(November 08, 2006 -- 01:58 AM EST // link)
In the post below, TPM Reader DH is right. But get on this. It looks like Virginia will decide the senate. Karl Rove has turned races like this around before. You don't know the lengths they'll go to. Believe me, you're not being imaginative enough.

Check out Josh Green's article on Karl Rove from two years ago. Look what Rove pulled off in the disputed Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice race. Read it.

Get ready for the bogus headlines on Drudge. The rumors and innuendo. Live boys and dead girls. Like I said, your imagination will only get you maybe half the way there. Get ready.

-- Josh Marshall

(November 08, 2006 -- 01:50 AM EST // link)
TPM Reader DH on the Virginia senate race and probable recount ...

The Republicans have backed themselves into a corner in Virginia. If you're going to go to the mat with dirty tricks and voter suppression, your counting on staying under the rader and that once the election is over, folks will move on. If Allen contests the results of the election it changes the election from a single day event into a 3 or 4 week event, plenty of time to chase down those callerid numbers and phone bank contractors. Virginia isn't Ohio. It doesn't have Ken Blackwell to cover up the GOP shenanigans, and the state has already requested the FBI to look into them. The Allen campaign is going to have to make the choice of whether contesting the results is worth the chance of exposing criminal activity. Let's hope they choose to contest. It's our best hope of fully exposing the shenanigans of the GOP to the light of day and getting the mechanisms in place to prevent their use in the next election cycle.
Good point.

-- Josh Marshall


(November 08, 2006 -- 01:45 AM EST // link)
Jim Leach (R-IA) concedes defeat in Iowa.

-- Josh Marshall

(November 08, 2006 -- 01:38 AM EST // link)
More fun than the last two elections.

Late Update: Come to think of it. Make that the last three.

-- Josh Marshall

(November 08, 2006 -- 01:18 AM EST // link)
Dem Senate candidate Jim Webb on CNN declaring victory before his supporters:

"I apppreciated what Senator Allen not long ago said when he came on the news and said, `We all need to respect the process in this country, the Democratic process.' We all go out, we vote, we argue, we vote, but also I'd like to say the votes are in. And we won."

Webb is leading 49.43%-49.36% with 99.47% precincts reporting.

-- Greg Sargent


(November 08, 2006 -- 01:03 AM EST // link)
Is Rep. Pombo (R-CA) going to be another Abramoff victim?

McNerney (D) 49.3%, Pombo (R) 50.7%, with 31% of the votes counted.

That'd be a satisfying win.

Late Update: Ha. Looks like I had those numbers transposed. It's McNerney with the slightly higher number. Even better.

-- Josh Marshall
(November 08, 2006 -- 12:56 AM EST // link)
Tennessee Senate seat goes to Bob Corker, CNN projects.

-- TPM Reader DK

(November 08, 2006 -- 12:42 AM EST // link)
With 76% reporting, Democrat Claire McCaskill has emerged with a very narrrow lead over Sen Jim Talent. Most of the late vote in Missouri breaks for the Democrat, so you would expect to see McCaskill stretching that lead as the night wears on. But no guarantees.

Late Update: CNN was reporting on its website a very narrow McCaskill lead, but the latest numbers--with just 71% reporting--show Talent up by 3 percentage points.

Later update: McCaskill back on top. With 80% reporting, she leads 49-48.

-- TPM Reader DK
(November 08, 2006 -- 12:26 AM EST // link)
It's interesting. It didn't always show up in an obvious way in the polls. But I always thought the corruption issue had a pervasive, atmosphere effect, pulling down the Republicans and particularly the GOP Congress. At least the exit polls seem to show that that was true. Makes me really happy we launched Muckraker earlier this year.

I'll be curious to see how that conversation goes over the coming days, what the conventional wisdom becomes on the relative weight of Iraq, Bush and the corruption issue in ending the Republican majority in the House.

What do you think?

-- Josh Marshall
(November 08, 2006 -- 12:24 AM EST // link)
The White House strategy for going forward is pretty apparent from this Reuters dispatch:

President George W. Bush, disappointed at the Democrats' seizure of the House of Representatives, will hold a news conference on Wednesday to urge his opponents to work with him, the White House said.

The news conference was set for 1 p.m. EST (1800 GMT).

White House spokesman Tony Snow said the outcome of the elections, in which Democrats were projected to win control of the House and pick up several Senate seats, was "not what we would've hoped."

"But it also gets us to a point: Democrats have spent a lot of time complaining about what the president has done. This is an opportunity for them to kind of stand up," Snow said.

No concessions. No retreat. No surrender.

There will be much more to say about this in the coming hours and days, but it's not a bad time, even as the Senate remains in the balance, to emphasize a point we have made here from time to time during this campaign.

The election marks a beginning more than an end. Savor the moment tonight. But there is much to be done and no time to linger. Plans must be implemented. More battles waged. Our opponents have been planning for this moment for many months. They are ready. We must be, too.

-- TPM Reader DK
(November 08, 2006 -- 12:20 AM EST // link)
The two Georgia House districts which have been fiercely contested are still too close to call. Both Democratic incumbents, Marshall and Barrow, hold small leads with most of the votes counted.

-- TPM Reader DK

(November 08, 2006 -- 12:16 AM EST // link)
Democrat Bruce Braley picks up the Iowa-01.

-- TPM Reader DK

(November 08, 2006 -- 12:13 AM EST // link)
Karl Rove formally told the President tonight that the House had gone to the Democrats, Reuters reports.

To have been a fly on that wall.
-- TPM Reader DK

1:54 AM
Wednesday, November 8
The Day After

All Of Michigan is Decide i Thorw a link to the Free Press for all the Michigan Reslut

late update of Three Senate seats (ALL CLOSE)

McCaskill (D) - 867,683 - 49%
Talent(R),(I) - 842,251 - 48%

Lead - 25,432
85% precincts reporting - Updated: 1:56 a.m. ET

Tester (D) - 124,395 - 51%
Burns (R)(I) - 114,687 -47%
Lead - 9708

64% precincts reporting - Updated: 1:55 a.m. ET

Webb (D) - 1,151,230 - 50%
Allen (R),(I) - 1,145,511 - 49%

Lead - 5719
99% precincts reporting - Updated: 2:00 a.m. ET
and Can you say recount in Virgina

11:52 PM
From CNN

Macca is almost going down

Virgina Senant
Webb - 1,141,052 - 50%
Allen - 1,138,676 - 49%
99% of precincts reporting

11:30 PM Nothing new in Michigan
but in the Virgina Senant seat

Allen(R) - 1,133,424 - 50%
Webb (D) - 1,126,510 - 49%

98% reporting
can you say recount
like i say the senant could be decied by the Michigan/ Ohio Sate Game

11:07 PM
Dick DeVos waves the white Flag
He cry uncle and give up
Jennifer Granholm win 2nd term in Michigan

11:04 PM
NBC News
Dems Win the House

10:45 PM - Well it the top of Hours to the witching Hours (11PM)

Here are the update on the make up of the 110 Congress

46 GOP/ 43 Dems/ 2 Indie (one vote for Dem, the other i dont know)
138 Dems/ 124 GOP
with a pick up of 3 more seats incling former Tennessee QB Heath Shuler winning a house seats in Tennessee.

And back here in Michigan, CNN is calling the conserve Pro 2 pass Ouch

10:17 PM Local Headlines From the Home Base State (Michigan)
And ot my loveable Furball at riff2 you dont want to go to the free Press web page
but the headline is

Granholm wins second term
Gov. Jennifer Granholm turned away an aggressive and hugely expensive challenge from wealthy Republican businessman Dick DeVos on Tuesday to win a second term as Michigan governor.

Cox cruises to re-election
Republican Attorney General Mike Cox cruised to victory over his Democratic opponent Amos Williams in the general election by a margin of 55% to 40%, according to exit polls conducted by Mitchell Research for the Free Press and WDIV. The poll has a margin of error of 3.9%.

Stabenow wins re-election to U.S. Senate
U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow scored a landslide victory over Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, according to exit polling which showed her with a 20-point lead over her Republican opponent

Land wins second term
Republican Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land handily won a second term against Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh, a Democrat

Poll: Affirmative action ban too close to call
Election Day telephone poll also shows: • PROP 1: DNR money likely protected • PROP 3: Mourning doves likely safe • PROP 4: Voters likely opt for land protection • PROP 5: Funding increases for schools likely defeated

New make up (From
GOP 46/Dem 43/ Indie 2
114 Dems /GOP 97

10:02 PM This Just in Samtorem cry uncle he give up
Casey win and worst
a Lot of the new sight are running slow

9:52 Pm
From Think Progess
NBC News projects that Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley, a Democrat, will win the Maryland governorship - unseating Republican incumbent Robert Ehrlich.
So Sinclair Broadcasting Fave Gov is OUT.

9:48 PM - Update From TPM
Yarmuth takes out Ann Northup in KY-03. Amazing! And Donnelly takes out the Count in IN-02.
Called hot races:
Indiana 02: Donnelly (pickup)

Indiana 08: Ellsworth (pickup)
Kentucky 03: Yarmuth (pickup)
Vermont AL: Welch (hold)

9:35 Pm A GOP Senter have been show the door
Lincoln Chafee goes down in Rhode Island, according to CNN, losing to Sheldon Whitehouse

Michigan update

Governor - Michigan 288 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

Granholm , Jennifer (i) Dem 104,804 53.05
DeVos , Dick GOP 89,945 45.53

U.S. Senate - Michigan 254 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

Stabenow , Debbie (i) Dem 101,438 55.49
Bouchard , Michael GOP 77,735 42.53

Proposal - 2 Affirmative Action - Michigan 150 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

Yes 55,899 62.20
No 33,971 37.80

Proposal - 3 Dove Hunting - Michigan 150 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

No 58,464 64.50
Yes 32,183 35.50

Proposal - 5 School Funding - Michigan 150 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

No 57,845 64.89
Yes 31,300 35.11

9:16 - Make up

44 GOP/ 41 Dems/ 2 indie
61 Dems/ 55 GOP

9:12 PM -
From K-OS

Governor races
Latest hot races called:
Illinois: Rod Blagojevich (hold)
Massachusetts: Deval Patrick (pickup)
Michigan: Jennifer Granholm (hold)
Ohio: Ted Strickland (pickup)
Senate Races
Latest called competitive races:
Michigan: Debbie Stabenow (hold)
Minnesota: Amy Klobuchar (hold)
New Jersey: Bob Menendez (hold)
Ohio: Sherrod Brown (pickup)
Pennsylvania: Bob Casey (pickup)
Update: All that late GOP money into Michigan was wasted. Stabenow wins.
Update II: Mark Kennedy is a rising star in the Republican Party. Haven't you heard? Too bad Klobuchar kicked his ass.
And bad News Liberman have been called the winner in CT by MSNBC

9:04 PM Latest live and Local update

Governor - Michigan 47 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

Granholm , Jennifer (i) /Dem/13,858 /55.65
DeVos , Dick /GOP /10,692 /42.93

U.S. Senate - Michigan 44 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

Stabenow , Debbie (i)/Dem/12,453/55.63
Bouchard , Michael/GOP/9,466/42.29

Proposal - 2 Affirmative Action - Michigan 19 of 5681 Precincts Reporting


Proposal - 3 Dove Hunting - Michigan 19 of 5681 Precincts Reporting

No/ 6,394/62.95
Yes/ 3,764/37.05

Proposal - 5 School Funding - Michigan 18 of 5681 Precincts Reporting


8:43 PM

Latest called competitive races:
New Jersey: Bob Menendez (hold)

Ohio: Sherrod Brown (pickup)
Pennsylvania: Bob Casey (pickup)

Update: the dems have pick up 2 seats each in the house, the Sen.and the Gov.

8:34 PM UpDate

Prop 2 decision too close to call
Marisa Schultz and Karen Bouffard / The Detroit News

The battle over Proposal 2, the controversial ballot proposal to ban affirmative action at public colleges and governments, was too close to call early Tuesday night based on exit polling.
Voters who wanted to preserve racial, gender and ethnic preferences at public colleges and governments prevailed by about 4 percentage points, according to the poll sponsored in part by The Detroit News, WXYZ (Channel 7) and WWJ (AM (950). That is within the margin of error of the exit polling.
If passed, Michigan would become the third state to ban affirmative action at public entities by way of a ballot issue. As a result, Prop 2 has attracted notable national attention, sparked passionate debate and even divided friends.

8:28 PM More updates
From K-os

Called hot races:
Ellsworth (D) IN-08 (pickup)

Hodes (D) NH-02 (pickup)
Welch (D) VT-AL (hold)
KY-03 may be the first to be called, with Yarmuth holding on to a slight lead.
Update: Woo hoo! IN-08 falls to Ellsworth.

Update II: CBS just called Pennsylvania for Bob Casey. The easy calls are coming in.
Ohio: Ted Strickland (pickup)

Massachusetts: Deval Patrick (pickup)
Illinois: Rod Blagojevich (hold)
Update: Massachusetts is officially ours. Meet Gov. Deval Patrick.
Update II: Blago has been called in Illinois. That's a hold on a seat that was scary for a while.

8:21 PM Three More have been shown the Door
Sen. Rick Santorum beat by Democrat Bob Casey
Mike DeWine kick out the Doors by new senter Sherrod Brown
and the policial life of Kattleen Harris is over

Gov. Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Attorney General Mike Cox were leading by wide margins in election day polling, while legalized dove hunting appeared to have been shot down, and a controversial affirmative action ban proposal was leading.

The election day telephone poll of 600 voters, conducted by Mitchell Research of East Lansing for Local 4 and the Detroit Free Press, also showed Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land far ahead of her opponents, and Proposition 5, a schools funding proposal, failing.

The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

The official turnout hadn’t been determined, but the Secretary of State’s office estimated earlier in the day that 3.4 million Michiganders would vote – nearly 45 percent of state residents 18 years of age or older. In the last gubernatorial general election in 2002, 3.2 million of the state’s 6.8 million registered voters voted, or 47 percent.

In the Mitchell Research polling, these were the early results:

GOVERNOR: Granholm, the incumbent Democrat, was leading Republican challenger Dick DeVos, a wealthy Grand Rapids businessman, by a margin of 56% to 42%.

U.S. SENATE: Stabenow, the state’s freshman Democratic senator, was leading Republican challenger, Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, by a margin of 60% to 39%.

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Cox, the incumbent Republican, was ahead, 55% to 40%, over Democratic challenger Amos Williams.

SECRETARY OF STATE: Incumbent Republican Land was far ahead of Democratic challenger Carmella Sabaugh by a margin of 57% to 39%.

On the state’s five proposition items, meanwhile:

PROPOSITION 1: Passed easily. Polling said the margin was 81% to 19%. (The issue would require money collected from park fees, hunting licenses and so forth to be reinvested in those areas.)

PROPOSITION 2: In a vote watched closely by the rest of the nation, this proposal was ahead 55% to 45%. (The issue would amend the Constitution to ban affirmative action programs for public employment, university admissions and government education or contracting purposes.)

PROPOSITION 3: Mourning doves appeared to be one of the night’s biggest winners. The poll showed this measure failing 67% to 33%. (The proposal would have directed the National Resources Commission to establish a dove hunting season.)

PROPOSTION 4: This proposal appeared headed for passage, 68% to 32%. (The proposal would make it unconstitutional for government to condemn property for private purposes.)

PROPOSITION 5: Appeared headed toward defeat, failing 38% to 62%. (It would require funding for public education from kindergarten through college to rise at the rate of inflation every year.)

8:14 PM UpDate
From TPM

As expected, Democrat Ellsworth is pulling away from longtime GOP incumbent Hostettler in the Indiana 8th.

In the race to replace Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), Republican Joe Negron is holding his own in early returns, despite not having his name on the ballot.

In Indiana, Dem Joe Donnelly takes a lead over GOP Rep. Chris “the count” Chocola, 59%-41%, with 26% precincts reporting.

In early returns, the U.S. Senate race in Virginia is neck and neck.

8:03 EST: Webb up 50-49 with 23% reporting.

The night's first GOP upset in the House is brewing in the KY-03, where Yarmuth is edging Northup 50%-49% with 68% of precincts reporting.

7:56 EST: Yarmuth edges further ahead, 50-48, with 78% reporting.


From K-os

Latest called competitive races:

Ohio: Sherrod Brown (pickup)

Update: And yes, Cruella is officially dead. And she spent her family fortune to lose bad. Sweet.

8:00 PM Polls Close from michigan
Here We Go

WXYZ-TV is calling the Governor race to Jennifer Granholm base on Exit polls and will win her second them as Governor also XYZ is also calling it a second term for Debbie Stabenow over Mike Bouchard as Sen., AG(COX) and Sectuary of state(Land) won easy re-election
Prop 3 and 5 Failed did not get any info on two

7:44 PM - in about 15 mintues all hell will break loose so i will not get to everythings untill later but a 8 PM the only result willl from michigan from Exit Polls in Detroit Tv station the rest will be added later.

7:30 PM - Someone is going down
OHIO Gov go to a Dems
Ben Blackwell is the first shown the door, as Air America Randi Rhodes would sa BUy by.
A blowout in Ohio has been called.

Governor races
Latest races called:
Ohio: Ted Strickland (Pickup)

Other News
VA-SEN: CNN Exit Polls: Webb Well Ahead Among Women
By Greg Sargent

Virginia Senator George Allen tried to make Dem Jim Webb's treatment of women a central issue in the campaign, attacking Webb on the stump and in ads for his allegedly misogynic fiction writings and his essays about the problems of having women in military academies. But CNN's exit polls are finding that these attacks may have failed: They find that Webb is winning over Allen among women 56%-43%.

And there More

OH-SEN: Judge Orders Cuyahoga Polls Open Late
By Justin Rood

Only two areas were keeping their polling places open late to compensate for delays and problems earlier in the day, we reported earlier.

Now a third -- Ohio's Cuyahoga County -- will extend voting hours for its residents, because of "technical glitches an delays in opening," the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting. Voters there will have until 9 p.m. local time to cast their ballot.

7:25 Pm - 35 Mintues untill all hell break loosed
the intro of tonight 6:30 Network newscast


Brian Williams(NBC): "Tonight American voters decide the direction of their nation. By this hour, almost all of the shouting is over and all eyes tonight are on the American electorate."

Charles Gibson (ABC): "Good evening. This is going to be a fascinating night. An election day is always a great day for a democracy. We are going to learn a great deal tonight about how Americans feel about the war, about the president, about taxes, immigration -- the list is long. And voter opinions passionately held."

Katie Couric(CBS): "Hi, everyone. Well, it's election night, and voters all over the country are deciding who will control the new Congress." After summing up the balance of power, Couric said: "Polls are still open in much of the country. If they're open where you are and you haven't voted, please do. Then, come back to CBS and watch your vote count."

7:11 PM Latest called races:

Vermont: Bernie Sanders (I)- Hold
Indiana: Richard Lugar(R) - Hold

Polls have closed in Virginia, Vermont and Indiana

7:06 PM

Viewer Guide from to the michigan Canadate Party
Jennifer Granholm - Downtown Detroit
Dick DeVos - Lansing
Debbie Stabenow i think it Downtown
Sheriff Mike Bouchard - Ponatic

7:02 PM
first Exit Polls
Virigia - Too Early to call

6:55 PM - The first polls are about to close and will se who going home

6:50 PM - From TPM

From Wilburtronic, on the ground in Wyoming:

Turnout is up, apparently higher than 2002. The Trauner campaign met their goal of increasing turnout by 1,000 in Fremont County. Since that's mostly Native American, that's probably an extra 700 votes for Trauner.

CW is that Trauner would benefit from a low-turnout election. That's not happening. But the Wyoming Democratic Party, thanks to money from the 50-state-strategy and new staff, have put together their strongest GOTV operation ever.

Phone banking in Teton county has made 3,000 phone calls into Cheyenne, Laramie, etc after they finished Teton. They feel good about GOTV. If turnout is higher, it's hard to see that being for any race other than the House race. Since Cubin is so disliked nobody is really thinking that a high turnout would be for her.

6:46 PM - Update from TPM

House Results Thread #1

Polls have closed in Kentucky. Indiana should've closed, but polls will be open later because of voting problems.

Latest called races:

Update: And on a non-House note -- don't look at the exit polls. DON'T. They don't mean squat. We'll be getting real results in a few hours. I'm not blogging them because, quite frankly, I don't believe them.

Good Call

6:41 PM - Sorry i have to pulled down the the Exit polls Fro Huff Po because they incluld races that have not yet closed so i pull down this info some of the polls are close in Indian and Kentuckey other parts of the states will be close at 7 Pm, but this will go nuts at 8 PM in cluding Michigan

6:11 PM - this story just cross on the detroit Free Press web sight
Weather, long lines just part of voting problems

November 7, 2006


Free Press Staff Writer
Icky weather and long lines were far from the only problems reported at voting polls in metro Detroit.

Complaints ranged from parking problems to voting machines being down.

Some said they watched as frustrated would-be voters stomped away, sure their ballots wouldn't be counted.

Among the complaints:

• On Detroit's west side, where parts of the 17th and 18th Districts vote at Harding Elementary School, one of three voting machines was down the bulk of the day, voters there said. That machine handled all of the voters from the affected 17th area, said Dan Baker, 33. Baker refused to hand over his ballot to poll workers, who stacked the uncounted ballots in a box on the floor, he said. And he wasn't the only one. Warren Scott, 35, of Detroit, said his grandmother, 73-year-old Dorothy Scott, refused to turn over her ballot for fear it wouldn't be counted after the polls closed, as promised. Frustrated voters raised such a ruckus that the Detroit Police came, Warren Scott said – and the machine began working within five minutes, onlookers said. "I was the second one through the machine when it started up," Baker said. "It made me wonder, ‘Why are they making my people go through this?'" he added, noting that the Detroit polling location catered mostly to blacks.

• Advancement Project, a national civil rights organization that's been working with the NAACP to "ensure a problem-free election," according to officials, also cited voting machine problems and reports of large numbers of voters who are not on file but who have their voter registration information. Earlier in the day, the organization had highlighted problems with the Detroit Bureau of Elections' phone lines. Three lines were alternately busy or diverting callers to answering machines.

• The Michigan Republican Party filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Democratic Party with the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, alleging that MDP officials wore party-issued vests that read, "I can help you" and acted like election inspectors. "This type of conduct by the Michigan Democratic Party is outrageous," MRP Chairman Saulius "Saul" Anuzis said in a released statement. "Poll challengers are not to talk to voters."

• Meanwhile, Advancement Project accused Republican challengers of also attempting to identify themselves as representatives of the state.

• A hacker bombarded the website of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard, crashing the site mid-morning Tuesday. The same thing happened last week, said David All, spokesman for the Bouchard campaign, but the problem was fixed in a few hours. This time, the attack was so widespread that campaign officials had little hope that they could get the site up and running again today. "We're getting thousands of hit simultaneously," said All. "We're not pointing any fingers. But somebody is trying to keep Mike's message down."

• In Pontiac's precinct 6, poll workers were quickly overwhelmed with lines that began to form before the polls opened at 7 a.m. As a result, two more voting booths were put up to accommodate the crowd. By 11 a.m., the line was still at least 10 people long.

• Some voters got confused by language at the top of the ballot, which stated to mark the oval opposite of their candidate of choice. Poll workers, who aren't allowed to advise on voting matters, wouldn't explain which oval voters should fill, so some learned after they filed that they'd voted for the wrong candidate.

6:06 PM - If you have not vote yet please do so

6:03 - From TPM
Reportedly very high turnout in Virginia, Missouri, Montana, and Tennessee.

6:00 PM - first Exit polls withing the hours
The State Exit polls in Michigan just before 8 PM

5:55 PM - it looks good in VA
From TPM
A Republican poll watcher writes in to the National Review's Jonah Goldberg:


Spent my lunch hours working the polls in the People's Republic of Old Town, Alexandria. My polling place is city hall, where Clinton et al. had their rally last night. I couldn't avoid the rally, since it was right around the corner from my house. The turnout and the energy of the crowd made me very concerned about the results today. True, this is a very liberal area, but I've been through many elections and never seen that sort of buzz for a political rally here. These people are pretty fired up. True to form, Clinton arrived late and spoke to long, crowding others off the schedule.

Turnout today was about 1,000 voters by lunchtime. Last year for the gubernatorial eleciton, it was less than half that. While passing out Allen literature, I was called macaca once, and another person said he was getting his noose for Allen - a reference to a Post story about a noose he kept in his office I believe. The talk was generally that Allen ran a terrible campaign, and if this election decides anything, it is that Allen and Kerry are both toast for 2008.

A pickup truck with a coffin in it was parked in front of Market Square, the site of last night's rally. The owner appeared to be a middle aged Hispanic man, mourning his son who was killed in Iraq. He had a pickup truck with information on his son, and a coffin in the back with his service information. I wasn't close enough to hear, but he appeared to be blaming Bush for his son's death to the TV cameras. It was really a pretty moving sight. Although I think the conclusions he has drawn are incorrect, I am sure that sort of thing can sway many people.

My report from the front.

The reports from the field in Virginia are incredible -- with the Dem GOTV operation absolutely swamping the Republican effort.

5:45 PM - Just to Let you know what at stake
Before to night
Sentane - GOP 55/ Dems 45
Dems needs to win 6 seats
House - GOP 231/ Dems 202
Dems Need to win 15 to win back the House
Gov. - GOP 28/ Dem 22

5:40 PM - In about 20 minutes the First result will come in over the wire From Indiana and Kentuckey (Polls close at 6 PM)

5:24 PM - from the Four sight (Daliy kos(KOS), Talking points Memo(TPM), Huffington post )(HPo) and Crooks and liyers .com(C&L)

VA-Sen: Historic Turnout

Connecticut isn't the only state with possibly historic turnout levels:

Sources in both camps [Allen & Webb] tell CNN they are getting reports of record turnout approaching presidential election-year levels from Fairfax County (Webb turf) to southwestern portions of the state (Allen territory).

There has also been a sharp increase in absentee ballots, according to the Virginia Board of Elections. During the last midterm election year in 2002, there were 44,000 ballots cast. This year, 131,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

Will the pace hold up or taper off? Apparently, it may hold up, and turnout in Virginia may be double that of 2002:

Reports from around Virginia early Tuesday indicated an extraordinarily high turnout for a midterm election, with perhaps 65 percent of registered voters expected to cast ballots, state elections officials said. That would double the midterm turnout in 2002.

5:20 PM - Story right now in Detroit 2 and a half hours left
there voteing dispiet the rain in Detroit there still voteing

the big story in Michigan is The FBI is investigating an apparent attack by hackers that today shut down the Internet Web site of U.S. Senate candidate Mike Bouchard.

Anyone trying to log on to gets a message saying the site was shut down as a result of an attack by hackers.

David All, a spokesman for Bouchard's Republican campaign, said attackers created a program that resulted in the site being bombarded with massive requests for information that shut the site down. Workers were trying to get the site back up but it was unlikely to happen before the polls closed, All said.

Investigators tracked the source of the attack to Maryland, he said.

"The Detroit FBI office had a referral on this matter," said FBI spokeswoman Dawn Clenney. "We've been advised of it and our cyber-crime squad is looking into it."

All said a smaller attack with similar fingerprints happened about one week ago. At the time, campaign officials were not sure whether the problem was due to heavy volumes resulting from a new video message that had been posted on the site.

5:03 PM - this is the first of what could be almost mintues by mintues post of the big midterm eletion I have been raining in detroit tri-country since this morning, but that have not stop people from voteing turn out have been modernt, the have been some problum in the detroit area a candite for senate Candiatie Mike Bouchard have Been Hack and there are problum around the country on voteing around the country so tonight it ge some things spatarular big time an i will up date the best i could as the GOP goes down onr by one ny one this will be fun to watch or worst culture city will have egg on ours face tonight

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Make you voice here today

No Matter if you begin keep out party who ran out of ideas and who useing fear to win election Just go out and make your vote be heard today.


Less than 30 mintues to go
if you are in line before the poll close, you will be alouw to vote.

after you vote is webcasting the entire day eletion Live and local on there web sight click on the link of the ch.7 web page under the live and local section.

WDIV live webcast the 2006 Vote live webcast

Before i do single update of eletion mid-term update two things

if you want to hear Laura Ingraham inslut to demoracey
Click Here

And guess what

Bearking Culture News

Britney Spears have fimally dump the wanna-be Rapper Kevin Federline, She have filed for D-I-V-O-R-C-E, she citing irreconcilable differences a spokperson just said today.

I guess she finally reali he a bad rapper.
and the Rain is lighting up
So get out to Vote
Last separt post of the Day
The 4 PM report

There now lieing to win

From K-OS

Inaccurate sample ballots describing Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and Senate candidate Michael S. Steele as Democrats were handed out to voters in at least four polling sites in Prince George's County this morning.

The ballots were handed out by people who said they arrived by buses this morning from Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Erik Markle, one of the people handing out literature for Ehrlich, who is seeking reelection, and Steele, the current lieutenant governor who is campaigning to replace retiring Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D), said he was recruited at a homeless shelter in Philadelphia.

After a two-hour bus ride to Maryland, Markle said the workers were greeted early this morning by first lady Kendel Ehrlich, who thanked them as they were outfitted in T-shirts and hats with the logo for Ehrlich's reelection campaign. Nearly all of those recruited, Markle said, are poor and black. Workers traveled to Maryland in at least seven large buses.

it may not be working

Same site

From the Ehrlich (R-MD) campaign: "Our internal poll tracking is showing that turnout is light in our key counties. If this trend continues through the rest of the day we may face real trouble. In 2002 we won because of the incredible turnout. Our latest comparison of turnout, shows a decline that could put the election in jeopardy."

But things are geting a little bit better

From The Same sight aging

From a Republican: "Rhode Island - High turnout in traditional Chafee towns (Warwick, West Warwick, Narragansett, Barrington, Bristol, North Kingstown and South Kingstown). Also, Chafee ID's in these towns are turning out, between 30% to 50% of Chafee ID's in many of these precincts by 1:00pm. Areas of concern for Chafee are East Providence, high turnout, not a traditionally strong GOP area and low Chafee turnout in East Providence. Coventry turnout high. This is a good town for Governor Carcieri but only average for Chafee. So far (1:00pm) turnout is 28% of the level from the 2000 Presidential year. Expect turnout to approach 400,000."

From a Democrat: "Turnout is high. Especially in interesting places like VA10 and WA5."

"Add those to the number here who have voted early and sent in mail ballots and the total in Southern Nevada so far is 234,000 or so -- that's 36 percent of registered voters. In the last two elections, a large percentage has voted after 3 p.m., so there may be a deluge to come. If the initial number represents about a fourth of those who will vote today, the total turnout could still be above 55 percent. It was 57 percent four years ago."

Polls close in Four hours

Terry Lin From =Troy and the stepsister on a myspace post say she was the 126th that voted today at her polling place with no problum.

as in detroit (Home Base)

well the last i check

it have a headlines
Voters look forward to quieter phones
Metro Detroiters brave rain, wait in line to cast votes
From the Ch.4 Blog
Don't let the wet weather keep you inside on Election Day!
Voting this Election Day is turning into a soggy chore. Not only is it raining, but it's cold! It's the perfect combination to keep voters at home -- which is exactly what we don't want. I found my polling place much like the rain, a steady drizzle of voters trickling in. Still, we all did our part.
And the CH.7
i cant tell there buzy there doing a live web cast
so as ch.4
it a web cast old-school TV


update post begining a 5 PM
3 PM Mid term Vote UP

It look like the clowns is not going down without a fight

From TPM(from now on for the rest of the day will be refer to as TPM, Daliykos.comwill berefe to K-OS, Detroit Free Press will be refer to DFP and Detroit News be referd to as DN)


From TPM Reader TO:

I voted directly behind Bob Novak this morning in a small polling place on Capitol Hill. Novak immediately picked the paper ballot too. There was no line.


And Then on Crooks and Liars .com, the same Robert Novak predicts that Democrats gain 19 House seats, 2 Senate seats and 5 governorships on Fox, Now that low ball.


And it get worse

From TPM

The campaign of GOP Senator Conrad Burns had a curious reaction to a local paper's decision to write an article about a poll showing Burns down: It lashed back at the newspaper, yanking its credentials to cover Burns' election night event. The paper, the Great Falls Tribune. hadn't even comissioned the poll. It was done by U.S.A. Today and found Dem Jon Tester leading Burns 50%-41%. The paper simply wrote a story about it. But a Burns spokesman defended the punishment: ""Running a bogus poll on the day before an election to try and suppress Republican voter turnout is irresponsible," he said.

From the Billings Gazette:

A Burns spokesman dismissed the USA Today/Gallup poll as inaccurate and initially said the campaign was revoking one newspaper's credentials to attend Burns' election night event in Billings because it wrote about the poll.

Jason Klindt first said Monday that the Great Falls Tribune would not be allowed to attend, before changing his mind later in the day.

"Running a bogus poll on the day before an election to try and suppress Republican voter turnout is irresponsible and in poor taste," Klindt said Monday.

But then the Burns campaign apparently changed its mind and reinstated the paper's credentials:

The campaign decided to allow the paper's reporters to attend "so as not to punish the readers," Klindt said.

How magnanimous of the Burns campaign. Incidentally, other polls suggest that the race has tightened somewhat in recent days.


And it get more Ugly

I just spoke with a Latino election monitor in Arizona who said that a trio of men, one with a handgun visible, is harrassing Latino voters as they go to the polls in Tucson, Ariz.

Nina Perales, a senior poll-watcher for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), called me from Tucson's Iglesia Bautista precinct, where the three men are approaching Latino voters and videotaping them on their way to vote.

"As voters are coming out of their cars and walking up towards their polls, one person is videotaping the voter as he walks towards the polling place," she said. Then another person, wearing an American flag bandana and a shirt with the image of a badge ironed or embroidered on it, approaches with a clipboard to talk to the voter. "While the clipboard person is. . .talking to [the voter], the cameraperson comes up and starts videotaping their face," Perales said.

As this happens, the third man -- with a gun visible in a sideholster -- stands next to the voter. According to Perales, he is wearing a shirt with an American flag on it, and camouflage shorts.

The men only approach Latino voters, she said, and noted they have been doing so since early this morning.

Perales' group has contacted the Department of Justice and the FBI. The Feds have asked her group to keep an eye on the situation.

Perales said her group has been monitoring other polling places in the city and throughout Arizona, and this was the only instance of voter intimidation she was aware of.


And it get more worse

From the Louisville Courier-Journal:

A poll worker at the United Auto Workers hall on Fern Valley Road was arrested after he was accused of assaulting a voter, said Lt. Col. Carl Yates, a spokesman for the Jefferson County Sheriffs’ Office.
The worker, whose name has not been released, has been charged with interfering with an election and fourth-degree assault, said Yates, who had not other details.

Paula McCraney, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Clerk, said the poll worker was accused of choking and pushing the voter out of the door. Election officials called the police and when an officer arrived, the voter wanted to file charges, McCraney said.

“That about tops off the day,” McCraney said

There getting Despart


Meanwhile back in Home Base of Michigan

Still camping in Detorit thanks god we dont have touch Screen voting

what kind of problum you see at five tonight


the Channel 4 and 7 webcast is still going
Bill Bonds even made a appernd ay about 2:20 PM
but hey the web cast is looking like old school TV but on-line

and if the machen are failing the dems voters it screwing the GOP too

From. TPM

Republicans are complaining about voting irregularities as loudly as we are today. A Republican governor, two Republican congressmen turned away from the polls. Votes supposedly switching in electronic voting machines in New Jersey. Complaints coming from New Mexico and elsewhere.

Here's the bottom line -- no one trusts those machines anymore. And not only do they damage the integrity of our democracy, but they give losing campaigns an excuse to grandstand and further erode faith in our system. Paper ballots (or optical scan) is a solution, but it doesn't solve the problem of voter turnout, voter intimidation, the problems with inclement weather, and lack of voter education when entering the booth.


Things will get crazy begin at 5 PM Today

First result at 6 PM From IN and KY.
2 PM Mid trem eletion update

From the Detroit Free Press Web SIght

Callers flood Detroit Bureau of Elections lines

Detroit residents calling the city's Bureau of Elections for help today are being met with clogged lines -- sometimes busy, sometimes diverting them to answering machines.

Alaina Beverly, staff attorney for Advancement Project, said it's important for residents to be able to reach those numbers if they arrive at their polling place and are told that they're either at the wrong precinct or otherwise aren't able to vote.

The problem was reported by Advancement Project, a democracy and justice action group, about 11 a.m. Detroit officials reportedly added several phone lines and operators, but problems persisted this afternoon.

One of the numbers, 313-876-0222, was busy at 12:55 p.m. and went to an answering machine 20 minutes later. A second number, 313-876-0190, went to an answering machine about 1 p.m. and was busy at about 1:15 p.m.

The only number answered was 313-224-1959 at about 1:10 p.m. A woman answering the phone said she'd been inundated with calls and was handling them as quickly as possible. Twenty minutes earlier, the number was busy.

Some residents faced with obstacles at the polls will be given provisional ballots they'll be asked in an envelope, but Beverly said those envelopes are "significantly less likely to be counted" because of potential validation problems.

Residents who file such ballots can return to the clerk's office within six days to ensure their votes are counted by bringing proper identification, proof of residence or other paperwork that might have thwarted their voting efforts today.

Thing are get in bad in Michigan Floks

But there is some goo news floks

But it could be a good night if turn out is any inacastion


State officials are projecting a strong turnout and reported a busy morning at the polls, which opened at 6 a.m. today. Turnout in Danbury, Wilton, New Britain and Vernon was outpacing that from two years ago, said Dan Tapper, spokesman in the secretary of the state's office.

A suspected reason for the large turnout is the race between Sen. Joe Lieberman and anti-war challenger Ned Lamont. Lamont's primary victory was widely seen as a referendum on Iraq -- and a sharp rebuke of Lieberman's pro-war views.

This bodes well not just for Lamont, but also for our Democratic congressional candidates. This was always a team Democratic effort, in spite of Lieberman.

But the could not be said for the SC Gov


A poll manager says that Governor Mark Sanford was turned away from his home precinct Tuesday morning because he did NOT have his voter registration card.

Bob Crawford poll manager at Sullivan's Island Elementary School
says the governor was not allowed to vote

Crawford says first lady Jenny Sanford voted, but the governor
was going to a voter registration office to get a new card.

The Laura Ingraham Flood with dems vote help crank call have goting over 183 in a hours alone.


The FBI is looking into possible voter intimidation in Virginia's hard-fought U.S. Senate contest between Republican incumbent George Allen and Democrat Jim Webb," reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The intimidation -- including threats of arrest -- appeared to be concentrated in heavily Democratic areas.


My wife just came home from voting here in Webster Groves MO. She used the electronic touch-screen voting system. . . She touched Claire McCaskill's picture and the machine recorded a vote for Jim Talent. She then called one of the people running the polling center who helped her correct the problem. My wife then had to call the person over another time after it recorded her vote a Republican again. In her frustration she asked the person who was responsible for the design of this system. The polling person leaned in very close to my wife and whispered, "We're f----d."


Cook Political Report, CQ Politics, and the Rothenberg Political Report are all agreeing astonishing 43 GOP-held seats are either toss-ups or are tilting towards the Dem.


And it still raining in Detroit Home Base

But i have not seen a polical ads as off 2 PM so i guess the ads have stop.

More to come a one long post begin at 6 PM
The 1 PM Update

how in the hell Laura Ingraham can get away with it

From Daliy Kos from

Laura Ingraham has asked her listeners to call the Dem Voter protection hotline -- and they are now being flooded with calls from crank callers. Please call Laura and tell her what you think about this: 800.876.4123. You can e-mail her here. Apparently, voter intimidation and fraud are a joke to Laura Ingraham. Let's let her know that it is no joke [...]

More on Laura Ingraham: "caller indicated she is running a tape of Bill Clinton over and over saying "call 1-888 Dem Vote to report problems" -- and then making fun of him, thus producing a spike in crank calls to the number" Protecting voter integrity is no joke. And I am not laughing. If anyone has audio of this, I'd love it.

Even the RNC Chair is thaking the high road

TPM Reader DP:

I was directly behind RNC Chair Ken Mehlman this morning when I came out to vote. He lives up my street on Capitol Hill. When a poll worker asked whether he wanted to vote on an electronic machine or use a traditional pencil and paper ballot, he chose the latter.

So Mehlman won't drink from the poison cup? Actually, DP says the line for paper ballots was much shorter than for the electronic machines.

i did get a comment on the go vote post from all away from dayton OH

Ohio here and we are turning out strong! Go Dems!

How many republican congressmen does it take to change a light bulb?

ANS: Yeah, like they ever get anything done...

Well to andserw back it they can find the ACE Hardwear store where they sell light blub for about 2.99 for a four pack

there storng in Ohio but there still problums in Ohio with the debolt meaching take a look at the video for mean jean smith when she try to vote

WKRC-Cinny, OH
back in the Home base State of Michigan

all candidate in Michigan Gov and Senant have vote The Freep is reporting Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her husband, Dan Mulhern, cast their votes at 9:20 a.m. at Lewton Elementary School in Lansing, where precinct volunteers reported a steady flow of 60 to 70 voters per hour.

Meanwhile, Republican challenger Dick DeVos cast his ballot in his hometown of Ada, near Grand Rapids, early this morning before boarding a plane for southeastern Michigan

There still web casting on and all day switching over to MSNBC and CNN (Fox News don't Count)

More later....