Good article in the Times. Yeah, time to stop postponing the inevitable.
They’re looking to start the End Times, they just can’t wait!
A Texas pastor who supports Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney warned in a pre-election sermon that President Barack Obama was “paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.”
Right Wing Watch on Tuesday published audio of First Baptist Church of Dallas Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress telling his congregation that Obama was enacting a “gradual erosion of God’s laws” that would allow the antichrist to take power.
“I want you to hear me tonight, I am not saying that President Obama is the Antichrist, I am not saying that at all,” Jeffress said in his Sunday pre-election sermon. “One reason I know he’s not the antichrist is the antichrist is going to have much higher poll numbers when he comes, President Obama is not the antichrist.”
“But what I am saying is this: the course he is choosing to lead our nation is paving the way for the future reign of the antichrist.”
In a town outside Atlanta, the president of a homeowners association sent an email to residents alerting them that the gates would be closed on Tuesday “to enhance controlled access to the community until we see what (if any) negative repercussions may occur because of the results of the election,” according to the New York Times Caucus blog.
Bill Stanley, president of the Cottages of Woodstock, a community for people 55 and over, claimed that he followed the advice of the police chief of Woodstock, Ga.
However, the police chief told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Certainly we would give no one that kind of information.”
Digby on the nefarious vote games in Ohio.
This is the same gang whose founder was supporting a candidate who was voting in two different states. Gee, you’d almost think they have another agenda!
at 9:30 a.m. No line, and no one asked me or anyone else for ID.
Got into fight with Republican committeeman, told him the Republican state rep (who really is a decent guy, votes with the Dems much of the time, great on constituent service) would have to switch parties before I’d vote for him again. “They get to hide behind people like him,” I said. “He’s in the wrong party, tell him I said so. I’m tired of what the Republicans are doing to this state.”
He was very conciliatory. “I’m sorry you feel that way, why don’t you write him a letter?”
“No, I’m going to send him another kind of message. He knows how to read vote totals.”
But it was an empty threat. He’s very popular in the neighborhood.
I don’t know about you, but I need a little something to take my mind off today’s election, if only for a minute. So here it is: One of the greatest unrequited love affairs of our time is the one between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and Bruce Springsteen, New Jersey’s beloved native son. But in light of the governor’s stepping up for the people of his native state and choosing to work with the president in the recovery efforts, the Big Guy finally got his special moment with the Boss:
After days touring the devastation at the Jersey Shore and across New Jersey, Governor Christie said there was a highlight to his emotional week: Finally getting the chance to talk to Bruce Springsteen, his music idol.
Christie and his family chatted with Springsteen at Radio City Friday night, where the musician was participating in NBC’s telethon to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
“We hugged,” Christie said as a crowd of volunteers in Monmouth County cheered at the sound of Springsteen’s name Monday afternoon. “Yeah, we hugged and he told me it’s official – we’re friends.”
Until Friday, the conservative governor’s love of the liberal musician was unrequited. Being on opposite sides of the political aisle, the men had met twice before, but only exchanged formal pleasantries.
[…] Christie has been to more than 130 Springsteen concerts and despite their difference in political opinion, has held Springsteen in high regard. After returning from the Republican National Convention in late August, Christie went on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and belted out “Thunder Road” with the talk show host, a performance that won the governor some praise.
But the destruction brought by Hurricane Sandy seems to have started a relationship between the two men who both love their home state.
Christie got to speak to Springsteen again Monday. The Boss happened to be flying on Air Force One with President Obama, getting in some last minute campaigning, when Christie was giving Obama an update on the recovery efforts in New Jersey
“I told the President today actually that the hug was great and that when we got home there was a lot of weeping because of the hug,” Christie said. “And the President said, “Why?” I said, “Well, to be honest, I was the one weeping, everyone else was fine.”
My niece wrote me this morning about her six-year-old:
A. informed me that she knows that it’s Election Day, and that if the guy you pick doesn’t win – “You get what you get, and you don’t get upset.”