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November 06, 2012

American democracy: A view on why Obama won; plus NFL pix 'n fantasy, Uncle Luke, new SOPY rankings & more

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A VIEW ON WHY OBAMA WON: The president won reelection by a significantly greater electoral margin and a greater popular-vote margin than I'd predicted (see below). Democracy in action makes me a proud American, and I especially have never been 1aa1americaprouder of my state. I felt from the moment the Obama-Romney choice was set that the president was very vulnerable for defeat because of the economy, but that Romney was not the man to defeat him. I also felt strongly that the VP choice of Paul Ryan did not help the Republican ticket. It was not the game-changing loser that McCain's choice of Palin was, but when your VP cannot even carry his own home state, that is an ominous sign. Economic indicators gradually trending upward helped Obama late in the race, but so did factors that made the contest about much more than just the economy. Romney's intention to abolish Roe vs. Wade and to fundamentally alter Social Security put him at odds with mainstream thinking and made his views seem radical to many. More than that, the race became one of personal integrity. More than any presidential campaign in my lifetime, Romney's campaign defied fact-checkers and flatly and intentionally misled, as with the Jeep ads. The tactic played Americans for dumb. Americans are not dumb. The affirmation of that was quite resounding. Original post from Tuesday, with the headline THE HONOR OF VOTING: Am proudly wearing a 'My Vote Counted' sticker after casting my ballot this morning at my local elementary school. What an honor. It might sound corny, but it makes me proud to be an American. I never feel a more organic, visceral connection to democracy than when voting -- particularly in a presidential election, of course, in the company of dozens of other citizens waiting in line just like me. This election has been so polarizing. I wish Obama and Romney supporters alike could start from a point of mutual respect, an understanding that we all want what's best for the country and that the candidate we don't support is not the devil, but just a guy with different views. I'm not sure this is possible, but we can dream. My prediction for tonight: Obama wins reelection with just under 300 electoral votes, but Romney narrowly wins the overall popular vote. Should this happen, let's hope that 200 years has been enough time for disappointed voters to understand how the election works and therefore not feel cheated. The minute a winner is declared -- either way -- healing must begin and progress continue. It is a big part of what separates America from countries that wish they were.

NFL PIX 'N FANTASY: Great news, and not so great. NFL predix: Great. Had a huge week, thank you. 1aa1fripixAnd much needed. Went 13-1 overall and 10-4 against the spread, including outright upset bull's-eyes on Panthers over Redskins, Steelers over Giants and Colts over Dolphins. Why can't I do this every week!? Greg's Lobos: My fantasy team stinks. Am now 2-7 and spiraling out of playoff contention after a 124-109 loss. Nobody I can count on week in week out other than Aaron (Money) Rodgers, who gave me 34 more points to no avail.

1aa1luke
LUTHER CAMPBELL'S GOOD FIGHT: The New York Times has a piece I'd recommend reading on Miami rapper and activist Luther Campbell, centered around his legal fight to clear his name in order to keep coaching local high-school football. Click here to read. Pictured is Campbell (holding a UM visor, of course) and writer Greg Bishop, who conducted the interview over golf. One thing the article omits is the great work done in this case by Campbell's local attorney, Michael J. Carney of Kubicki Draper. 

Poll result: Strong approval of Marlin's Redmond hiring: We asked (yes or no) in a recent blogpost if you liked the Marlins' hiring of Mike Redmond as new manager, and 84.7 percent said yes.
 

SOPY RANKINGS (WEEK 10): A NEW LEADER!: This college football season marks the blog debut of our weekly State Offensive Player of the Year (SOPY) rankings, which I like to call the "Sunshine State Heisman." Our chart encompasses the most productive seasons of any quarterback, running back or receiver from the state's seven FBS teams: Miami, Florida and FSU, FIU and FAU, and South Florida and UCF. (Note: Rankings consider only passing, rushing and receiving, not returns). Our formula awards one point per offensive yard gained running or receiving and a half-point per yard passing, plus six bonus points for touchdowns thrown or scored. Because our rankings are cumulative, players on a bye week take a temporary hit that evens out over course of season. After Week 10 it's South Florida's B.J. Daniels surpassing Florida State's E.J. Manuel, who was on a bye. The SOPY Top 10 entering Week 11:

Rank (LW)     Player, Team-pos.     SOPY Pts. Week=Year

1 (2)     B.J. Daniels, South Florida-qb     128.5 = 1,585.5

2 (1)     E.J. Manuel, FSU-qb     BYE = 1,483.5

3 (3)     Stephen Morris, Miami-qb     124 = 1,365

4 (4)     Jake Medlock, FIU-qb     103.5 = 1,215.5

5 (5)     Blake Bortles, UCF-qb     106 = 1,205.5

6 (8)     Graham Wilbert, FAU-qb     102.5 = 1,043.5

7 (7)     Jeff Driskel, Florida-qb     93 = 1,039   

8 (6)     Chris Thompson, FSU-rb     BYE = 965

9 (9)     Mike Gillislee, Florida-rb     119 = 953

10 (10)     Latavius Murray, UCF-rb     214 = 914

Bubble: Duke Johnson, Miami-rb, 797.

State of the State rankings: 1. Florida (8-1); 2. FSU (8-1); 3. UCF (7-2); 4. Miami (5-4); 5. South Florida (3-6); 6. FAU (2-7); 7. FIU (2-8).

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Nice enough sentiments, Greg. Unfortunately, your guy finds himself in a close race precisely for doing exactly the opposite of what you're requesting - mutual respect? An understanding that we all want what's best for the country?

Your candidate promised an end to partisanship politics. A President not just for those Americans who voted for him, but for All Americans. Yet, the moment he raised his right hand in acceptance he literally told half those non supporting Americans to "go to the back of the bus." Colorful language indeed.

He rammed Affordable Healthcare without a single Republican vote of support. He sold it to his side of the Country by stating that it was not a tax, yet smiled while the Supreme Court legitimized it by declaring it a tax.

Easily the most divisive, least transparent, governing by edict President in American History. Yet somehow, you suggest to those with a different vision of America to accept him should he win. Suggesting that "healing must begin and progress continue." Sorry, my dear host. I cannot. I will not, and I hope -as intensely as humanly possible- that your guy goes down in blazing defeat.

"This country was bought and sold along time ago"
-George Carlin

well said OC,

I think if Cote is picking Obi I think we have a chance.

Reposted by popular demand.

Feel free to blow me, Greg.

My fellow Americans,

Two hundred years ago George Washington gave us the "Real Deal." Sixty years ago Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave us the "New Deal" And now for the past four years Barrack Hussein Obama has given us the "Raw Deal." On this day, the most sacred day in America, I ask you my fellow citizens to go to the polls and vote for that great American Mitt Romney so that he can bring in the new "Great Deal" for America. Vote once, vote twice, vote often. Call your friends, call your relatives, call a stranger. Make sure that your pets vote. My seven year old dog Sammy has voted in every election for the last 20 years. We are at a pivotal moment in our history. Are we going to allow the forces of darkness to continue to occupy the White House, or will we rise up in a groundswell of righteous indignation at the last four years of hopelessness. Ring the freedom bell from every corner of this great land. Ring it once for liberty, ring it once for justice, ring it once, for peace, and ring it over and over for that great liberator Willard Mitt Romney the next great president of the United States of America. God bless everyone that votes for Mitt today. God bless all who vote twice for Mitt today. God bless all who vote three times for Mitt today. And God bless this great country of ours the United States of America.

I am Mr. Woodcock and I approve this message.

Anybody see Cloud Atlas? The scene where Tom Hanks' British author character has a "run in" with a book critic might be one of the greatest scenes in movie history. OC, that scene is right up your alley, boy.

Ahh yes. The Democratic process in all its "progressive" ways:

--Giant Poster of Obama Greets Voters in a Philadelphia Precinct--

--Black Panthers Return to Polling Sites--

At this pace and in 2016 we will all be allowed to vote for the candidate of their choice at the barrel of a gun.

That scene in Atlas is how we deal with ass wipes in the 21st Century. Make sure you watch that scene, Kazaam.

Don't worry OC, while the Panthers are doing their thing in Philly the Cubiches are doing our thing in Miami. My Grandmother who would have turned 103 last week if she was still with us voted twice for Romney already. Once in Hialeah and once in Miami.

that's funny since Cote said on the "chat" yesterday to vote for the candidate of his choice..hhhmmmm.

yeah, what are black Panthers doing out there in Philly? maybe they are supervisor's?...making sure everyone votes for Obi?.

I also saw a photo of the messiah on the wall there, of course liberals would think nothing of it and now there is another story out were GOP observers in Philly were thrown out by the Dems in a bunch of polling places.

The candidate of Cote's choice funny you mean Luther Campbell is running for office I hadn't heard.

Obi has an over whelming advantage in the black vote and the Hispanic vote and strangely enough those two groups have the most people on welfare.

this is what liberals stride for, big government ,throw the people a bone and you'll get their vote.

Not sure that's accurate FZB maybe proportionately they do have the most but don't go too crazy with the sterotypes there is plenty of white trash in this country too.

Baby,

One year earlier, Bane & Ellwood found that the average duration of a new spell of poverty for a Black American was approximately seven years, compared to four years for Whites. In 2005, official statistics stated that 10.2% of Black Americans were welfare dependent, compared to 5.7% of Hispanics and 2.2% of non-Hispanic Whites.[35]

that statement is from Wikipedia, welfare dependency..

Ok but I think my statement about proportion is relevant there are many more whites and fewer of the other races so the numbers are skewed a bit because of that. 2.2 percent is a lot if you consider how many non hispanic whites there are in this country and those people are voting for Obama.

Those numbers are old too I bet you could at least double that number for whites right now.

I think the reason that Mitt wins today is overconfidence. The Dems, especially the low lives, will sleep late as they do everyday check the mailbox for the welfare check and turn on the big screen and sit around all day eating fried chicken. Vote? I's don need ta vote my man Obama gonna win big. When's the elecshion?"

you could be right there Baby, there are a lot of other white nationalities out there, still is a shame that a lot of people rather have a hand out than getting off their ass and go to work, here's to hoping things change on that front.

I know a guy who is a Russian immigrant and he has been here since 1995, well he worked for like two years and then found a way to go on welfare and get section 8, this guy is in his early fifties now and when I asked him why he is doing this he says he worked enough in his life already...There's got a be a way to get this type of people off welfare..

Hope and Change FZB um yeah...

Hey Trust Fund, did you limo to the polling place already?

FZ, here's what OC was doing last night before he got in line to vote. He's the guy wearing the red suit.

http://specials.msn.com/msnvideo/video?videoid=1184289b-3ed2-4d07-90db-c318390a86bc&from=en-us_msnhpvidmod

you think he's still going to vote for Ron Paul??

what a waste, I know that's his candidate and you have to admire him for sticking with his guy but Kaz if Romney losses Florida by one vote I'm coming after you..

Dashi says, he saw Trust Fund getting out of a 1987 Cadillac limousine being helped out by a negro chauffeur at the poling place. He says Trust Fund stepped out eating a kaiser roll with lox smothered in Grey Poupon while he sipped a cup of tea with his pinky extended in a feminine manner. "Leroy, could you please bring me my ballot and my ascot. And make sure that Fluffy doesn't get out of the car, heaven knows what these ruffians would do to my poodle. I hate having to mingle with the unwashed. Toodaloo Missypoo, dady will be right back." Woof woof.

the Campaigner-in-Chief is the most arrogant, left-wing ideologue in our history; 4 more? what an obscene thought, he will finish bankrupting this country.
Vote Romney!!

UCF is 7-2 good for them they are having a good season I like them a little I know a few people who went there.

USF has fallen fast after some really good seasons the past few years.

Sorry guys but FSU and UF are having excellent seasons also just keeping it real.

Uncle Luke looks like he has put on a few.

Hey Kaz,

Obi said he will tax the rich a little more than us poor slobs, that alone should make you vote for Romney...

Baby, I haven't even thought about our next game against the Titans but we should be able to handle them, they are horrible.

They are bad not KC or Jacksonville bad but close.

Line is at 6 right now seems like it should be higher but our offense still needs to wake up a little this will hopefully be a good chance for that to happen.

Hey you guys want a good laugh..

the laughing Hyena (Joe Biden) is hinting at running for president in 2016..

I have to agree about a lot of white people being on welfare. Just look at the last 3 1/2 years, unemployment 11-12%, there all not black or hispanic.

11-12% in some states.

Naples I work in RI the unemployement rate there is around that big number even for a small state.

But Obi says he's got unemployment under control...

This headline takes the cake:

"People Trading Gas For Sex On CRAIGSLIST"

Dashi told me that as Trust Fund was coming out of the polling place he passed him by with his chauffeur and flipped him a nickle as he went by. "Do you have any Grey Poupon, Trust Fund?

OC, Trust Fund has a fleet of gasoline trucks filled to the brim parked in a parking lot in Union City NJ and he still can't get laid.

CBS has moved the Pats-Colts game Nov 18, to 4:30.

Hey Trust Fund are they Shell trucks or Texaco?

Big Baby,

sorry i didn't respond to your post on the previous thread. i am in agreement that if the world lived by the two dicta posted that we would be in a better place.

OC Dolphin,

crucifixion has never been a method of execution by jewish courts; the four types are sword, strangulation, a form of stoning, and a type of burning where the convicted swallows a hot coal. execution was used by the romans and i always was under the impression that the nazarene was executed for political crimes against the roman occupiers of the Holy Land. please let me know if/where i am wrong, as i have been known to be quite a few times along the way on this blogsite.

Where as Judea was a Roman possession when Jesus was born and Pontius Pilate was the fifth Prefect of the Roman province of Judea, from AD 26–36. He is best known as the judge at Jesus' trial and the man who authorized the crucifixion of Jesus. As prefect, he served under Emperor Tiberius.

"Give us Barabas." And he washed his hands of the whole matter. The Roman soldiers were the ones that crucified him under orders from the Prefect. But it was between Jesus or Barabas and the Jews chose Barabas to live. Or so the story goes.....

Shadow, here is a picture of Trust Fund sent in by Dashi showing Trust Fund at home just before he took the limo to the polling place.

Wassup Trust Fund!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/30/article-1216986-06A39BF5000005DC-216_634x432.jpg

Mr. Woodcock,

man, dig that crazeeee bathrobe!! ah, for the good old days when a man could walk around unfettered by trousers and show the girls just how much he "cared" for them.

Shadow,

you OK??.. Your talking about killing people 4 different ways , stoning, strangulation shit like that, get a grip man.

woodcock, I followed your advice and voted three times today, also told my family to do the same, we gotta get Obi the clown out of the "casa blanca" if you get my drift.

just had dinner with the fam and just opened a bottle of wine that I was reserving until Fidel died but since the son of a bitch hasn't kick the bucket yet this seems like a good time to do it, I'll be drunk one way or the other..

A PRIEST I COULD TRUST!!!!

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/list/201107/top-10-nfl-undrafted-free-agents?page=8#sT

not a bad backfield at austin when your second stringer lights it up in the NFL. better results than mercury morris and duane thomas as pros; west texas state (i think) really had em going in the late 60s

there is all kind's of reports of people complaining down here from long lines to equipment malfunction's..

I can understand why they are not properly prepared, they only had 4 years to work out the kinks, I don't think that's enough time..

did you guys see the 'black panthers' dude that was standing guard at one of the precincts in Philly?..I thought I was back to 1967..hehe, too funny.

If Obi wins I'm thinking of changing my name to Tyrone FZB, it has a nice ring to it, for sure I'm going for the food stamps and section 8..I gotta talk to the russian dude I was telling you about so he can hook me up, he knows all the tricks.

later.

THE CRYING TOWEL ON THIS ONE:

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/list/201107/top-10-nfl-undrafted-free-agents?page=10#sT

amazing that he wasn't appreciated enough by the chargers, or by the locals. mike1 and i were in tears when he got traded, as i believe Kazaam also was (figuratively). bound for canton, ohio on the first ballot; only tarnish on his record the catchable ball that he didn't come up with that let the giants win the last super bowl. where are all those guys who were content with the draft picks that came the dolphins' way- was it a second plus a seventh rounder? would have been bad even if miami would have gotten a 1st round pick, as the dolphins in those years couldn't draft an offensive player to save themselves.

1967? Try 2008, moron!

Welker would have been worth two first round picks shadow I didn't know that he was bound for Canton though but he will be if he continues his production darn.

I think he is gone after this year though in NE I really do they won't franchise him again he would likely sit out maybe they pay him 11.5 mil franchise tag but but he won't sign it they won't sign him long term he will be available.

It's over folks hey at least he is a lame duck president yeah right the shift is on this was it for the Republicans.

We may never see another Republican president in our lifetime get ready this country has changed.

Called this election the second Mitt Romney was elected as the GOP nominee.

Doesn't matter, Obama and Romney have the exact same policies, it was four more years no matter how you slice it.

The VAST majority of this country are fiscal conservatives and social liberals - it's only a matter of time before a third party overthrows these exploitative corrupt regimes.

In deciding the presidency, 10 states can overrule the rest of the 40.

The electoral college only exists because the founders thought Americans were too dumb to elect their own president.

On the plus side, Donna's going to keep raking in the federal money for UM.

http://www.miami.edu/EE/images/galleries/news/obama_oct_300.jpg

Electoral college, like college football polls to determine champions are two of the most idiotic things we do in this country. ..we do them just because it's tradition rather than adjust to modern times. Interesting that the word "college" is in both. I sure wish my vote would count one of these days.

I lost last time, but won this time. Hope we get a chance to continue to move the country forward and keep up with the best of the rest. Though I expect the House to continue to block everything just because. It'll be another 4 years of standstill.

Kaz is right, we need another party to rise...for me, that would be the Independent Party...if that makes sense.

Some people don't get that the conditions of the US in 1776 don't exist now.

Yes, Welker ranks as one of the, if not THE worst trade in Phins history. Some of us knew it at the time, while others on this blog (some who I think are no longer here) thought it was a good trade. No doubt if he keeps it up, he will be Hall of Fame. I'm glad he didnt make the catch in the Super Bowl. ..not an easy play, but he usually gets those.

sorry, my dear right wing lunatic doomsdayers..
OBAMA WINS AGAIN!
like i told you he would.
maybe if the republicans decide they can work with a president, the way o'neil worked with reagan, we can get some more things done.
in the meantime, bye bye, romney, you lying, hypocritical, stand-for-nothing empty suit.
the people have spoken. let's get back to sports now..

real conservatives should be happy right now:
obama spent less per month on average his 1st term than any president in 60 years, except for clinton.
you republican pukes are so full of it. bush spent more. reagan spent more.
there are principled conservative arguments out there; unfortunately none of you idiots have EVER presented any. you all bought the big lie, and that's why you lost.. lol

The masses are asses Dave. No problem. The more things change the more they stay the same. He says yes we say no. Nice gridlock. There's a silver lining to every cloud. Frankly, it's all Kazaam's fault. If instead of siting on his wallet he would have spent some of that dough in Dade county maybe Obi would be lined up for a job as a janitor at the Fountainbleu Hotel.

Only reason I go Obama is because he tries to progress the country while Repubs want to keep us down and behind, while some other countries pass us byin the quality of life category. However, I still believe McCain was the best candidate we ever had...the only guy we ever had who'd go against his own party if he thought they were wrong about an issue.

Nothing changes. Obama is still a stepin fetchit jive ass.

Well, All you have is another 48 days left anyway, Dec 21st is right around the corner, Tell Trust-Fund he cant take it with him, so sell,sell,sell....

Just watching MSNBC and Rachel Meddow is so giddy I think she'd screw Chris Matthews if he asked..

At least we'll be able to see Baracks girls come to legal age.

THE NATIONAL REVIEW AND WEEKLY STANDARD WARNED OF THIS:

maybe the two most conservative (we are discounting humanevents-they are way too more religious than political) magazines stated when the republicans and their unelectables (santorum,bachmann,perry,...) started duking it out- that if the GOP didn't come up with a good candidate they would lose, and mitt romney, THEY DECLARED, was not a good candidate. despite incredible criticism and some very heavy flak absorption, the president was re-elected and won EVERY SWING STATE!! as the conservative rags and mags stated, it would take a top-tier candidate to defeat still for another term president obama and mitt romney turned out to be the republican version of the wooden al gore, except romney is a decent human being while al gore was/is vile.

whatever the bloggers feel about candidate obama, he is our president and will be for four additional years and it is time for the GOP to start grooming some young blood- rubio, jindal, christie, whomever- and time for us to get our country up and running to its max. maybe we can start by doing something about our dependence on china for manufacturing and cut out the outsourcing of whatever jobs we do to save a buck an hour; i am tired of making phone calls to bombay to find out the balance on my credit cards if i misplace the paper copy. yes businesses are in business to make money and return same to their investors, but how many jobs would we create by having americans, real live people, answering when we call the pharmacy for a refill or wells fargo to transfer some money into the checking account? sure it is cheaper to have the electronic operator work for walgreens, but i'll pay a few bucks a year more to have people working instead of the automated response thing. creating jobs means creating consumers means benefiting businesses; as you can tell i avoided economics at USC and it probably shows. history major, and history tells us that no candidate has ever been elected president without carrying his home state, and romney lost both in massachusetts and his state of birth michigan. and they lost the home state of paul ryan, i do believe- a portent of political doom for the republicans.

well gracias liberals,

you just put back in office a clue-less, cowardly, inept commander in chief that's going to continue to fack-up our country..

hopefully we can now impeach the son-a-bitch for lying and covering up the murder of 4 americans, OC's doomsday scenario is coming to fruition, the laughing hyena may become our next president and he won't have to wait until 2016.

looking on the the bright side of things, I can now apply for food stamps and section 8 right away, everybody else does...

Hey David, Glad to report I'm still here buddy, I got a hold of a bottle of wine last night and was sound asleep by 10:30..

Woodcock, for what is worth, I'm also blaming Kazaam for this debacle, I think we lost because of his negative ways.

doomsday scenario? please.. you right wing cubans are something else.. let's go to war with iran, iraq, china, EVERYONE, except of course, CUBA.
we'll stay in miami and scream and yell about cuba, but let's send americans to die all over the globe so corporations can continue business as usual.
he lied, huh? and you know this because????
it's a damn intelligence issue. no one outside the white house, state department, and the CIA really knows what happened, except FZB and FOX news.
4 embassy workers isn't too bad; bush had the deaths of over 50 on his hands; and of course, almost 3000 in new york f$%^ing city, but that was over 10 years ago, right?
you ain't impeaching anyone, silly man. turn off fox, pick up a book, and read some history for a change.
he's YOUR president; get used to it, shut up already, and get out of the way..

all-righty then,

back to football, here's my mid season report.

we are ahead of where we should be, two main reason's, QB Ryan Tannehill and coach Philbin, there was a lot of uncertainty as the year was getting under way on how bad the Dolphins were going be this year and how good of a coach we had, people kept saying he was the third or fourth choice yada,yada yada...Well both guys have proven themselves and our future looks very bright with both of them leading the team.

Offense:

QB-A-Tannehill is the real deal, finally!

Offensive line-C (disappointing play the last 3 weeks)

RB's-B-they have no holes to run through

WR's/TE's-C (unit doesn't have a HR hitter yet)

Defense:

front four-A stout against the run

LB's-B against the run / C against the pass

secondary-C (they don't make enough plays)

special teams-B+ / punter and kicker very good, coverage teams a little up and down

over all we are exactly where we are supposed to be,4-4 is average but let's remember this is a rebuilding year, we are playing a rookie QB and we have a rookie HC, three of our four losses have been by 9 pts, two in over time and the other one late in the game.

this team is heading in the right direction.

Wins and losses are important and if they can beat the Titans and the Bills the next two games we are back on track, but the main thing is Tannehill's development, it will pay off big time starting next year.

Woody,

Dashi ain't tell u nothing. LOL.

With that said, HA!!!! IT WAS AN OBAMANATION!!!!

People, it's done and we can all move on. Now, can we all go back to our regular lives! And keep Recovering! Finally TV without corny political ad's! And like Dashi said, NOBODY IS GOING TO INFLUENCE UR VOTE BY NOW! U WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR WHO U WERE GOING TO VOTE FOR! ALL ALONG! To bad some of u were wrong! Just like in sports!

AND DON'T WORRY ABOUT ROOMNEY!

HE WILL MAKE MORE MONEY! NOW!!! THAN HE WOULD'VE IF HE WERE PRESIDENT!

EVEN HE KNOWS THE ECONOMY IS ABOUT TO HIT A BOOM!

ROOMNEY JUST WANTED TO BE PRESIDENT SO ALL HIS MONEY CAN BECOME TAX-FREE!

P.S.- Doesn't Romney look like the Anti-Christ! The History Channel! Is always talking about! Rich Guy! Who is Religious! And Comes off looking like he cares! Blah! Blah! Blah!

With that said! We can forget about the 2012 Doomsday Prophecy! We get to wait another 4 more years! Before the end of the world by some religious zealot! Thank Yaway!

FZB,

you are absolutely correct about the dolphin runners- no holes for them to run through. the rushing totals at the beginning of the season were a mirage, and no ground game means punishment for the QB-not good at all.

FZB,

Great Mid Season Report! It is about that time! Dashi Would Disagree on a Couple. Still a Very Solid Analysis. No Bias.

T-Sizzle- B+.

RB's- Agreed. B. Except Holes are Still there Reggie is Just Dancing Around them Too Much! But The Overall Grade is Still High! We Have 3 Young Studs! D.Thomas, L.Miller, And J.Lane! FB's Are Part of the RB's! And Thighpen is a Great Special Teams Player! Reggie is Actually holding the rest of the Unit Back From Developing! A Good Problem to have!

The O-Line- I would give a B! When U think about it. The Weak Links are the Guards! Cognito and Jerry! And they Aren't that Bad! Maybe Jake Is Blocking Down Protecting a Weakness? FatBoy has turned into a Nice Surprise! Jerry and Martin are Doing OK! And They can Only Get Better! The O-Line Coach Needs a Raise!

Wr's/Te's-Agreed. C. Bess and Hartline are Serviceable! But We need 2 More Good Wr's! Gaffney is Just Ok For the 2nd Half of this Season! Rather See what R.Matthews can become as a WR! Even More than M.Moore! He has good size for a WR!

On the D!

D-Line- A+! Great Against The Run And Real Good Against The Pass! We have about 6 Guys for 4 Spots! Good Mix Of Vet's And Rookies!

LB's- F-! D+, Against the Run! They Don't Make Enough Plays Behind the Line! Most Plays in the Run Game Are Made by 2 Guys! Starks and Soliai! And they aren't LB's! In PASS COVERAGE! F--! The LB's Don't break Up any Passes! Don't Get any Sacks! And Usually Tackle the Guy They're Covering 5-10yds After the Catch! Add that they are paying 2 Guys $16+ Million. This Makes it a Big Problem!

Secondary- C. Agreed. Just not Enough Playmakers! R.Jones is the only Real Player with Star Potential! S.Smith is a Good Starting CB! And is 6'4" for a CB is HUGE! With that Said We have nothing Else! Carroll is Really a Nickel Back! And J.Wilson is a Great Special Teams Player and Back Up Safety and Dime Back! Marsha 2.0 and Clemmons Need to be Replaced! But Overall the Position is Still Young and has Some Depth!

Kicker- B-. Carpenter could've Won 2 Games By Himself! But He Lost Them Both! But Overall Carpenter Is a Solid Kicker with a Strong LEG! No Olindo Mare! But Carpenter can Nail it Down the Middle With the best of them!

Punter- A++! All Pro! The Man Can Kick It Out the Stadium!

Coaching- A! Philbin and Staff are More than We all could've imagined. We are in good hands! Can't wait til the 2nd half and see how we keep improving! And 1 more Season of Building thru the Draft!

GM-A! Ireland has My Respect! I was Always a Fan! But after 5 Years! If we were bad! It was on Him!

WE HAVE TALENT!

Still have a Couple Holes! But Compared to what Ireland Inherited at 1-15! And With Parcells having total Control the First 2 Years! He Has totally Turned This Roster Over in 5 Years! With Younger and Better Players! And the 2 he did Keep! From the Old Regime Are 2 Great Players! Soliai! And Fields!!

Can't Wait!

Dashi expects the Fins To go at least 5-3 The Rest of the Way! And Finish 9-7!

To OC Dolphin! YOUR guy LOST!!!! Try to get over it!!!!

FZB read today that Pro Football Focus rated both Burnett and Dansby in the top 10 at LB in the league nice.

They rated R. Jones as the # 1 safety in the league you can read about it here:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/07/3085174/optimism-reigns-for-miami-dolphins.html

I am with you brother Tannehill has looked really good I think that after years of futility at that position we are finally set the future looks very bright.

I still miss my son Garrard though.

Congrats to the Rainbow Coalition of pimps, wimps, and chimps on winning the election.

FZ, what Dapper Dave is not telling you is that what he's really ecstatic about is the new law passed yesterday in LA County that requires gay porn actors to wear condoms when they make a movie. You're going to have to put one on your butt plug now Davy Boy.

Woodcock what surprised me the most was that it wasn't really close at all.

The tide has turned Romney was a good candidate and people weren't even smart enough to see it, not even close.

That worries me going forward I am not even sure Rubio could get enough minority votes to win the future is very bleak for the Republican party the demographics and economic status of people in this country have officially shifted and I don't see it changing.

Greg I disagree with that premise most voters are dumb they just proved it again.

Time to invest in Jheri curl.

THe PLAIN TRUE that most people will not face up to or admit.....the Election was as close at is was BASICALLY because a lot of folks have trouble crossing 'the color barrier'. romney was clearly NOT the right person to be president based on his views and history.
Prez Obama OR ANYONE ELSE having to deal with UNCOOPERATION the past 4 years would have had difficulty get anything accomplished as well.

I have no idea how many of you guys still work, but I feel sorry for anybody in the so called middle class who have to work for another 35-40yrs,you guys are screwed. Stock market opened up this morning down 220pts, jobs are scarce, salarys are down, not a bright future. The lower class people are happy, the president will take care of them at your expense.

http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/results/president/map.html

disregard the talking heads, tightening polls & outright outLIERs like gallup …
romney +5 suuuuuuure …
as an aside, I called ‘the most respected pollster’ during the contested 2000 election when they consistently showed bush up by double digits …
“are you only polling alabama”
anyway …
barring the unforeseen …
president obama will breeze to victory with 332 electoral votes …
duplicating his 2008 result minus in, nc & ne2 …
(nebraska & maine award electoral votes by congressional district; the others winner take all)
who am I …
a political junkie who accurately predicted 49 out of 50 states last go-around …
missing on missouri (the show-me state broke my heart by 1/10 of 1%) & ne2 …

THE DIE IS CAST

Posted by: green | November 05, 2012 at 01:59 PM

http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/11/06/florida-election-results-2012/

O 303
R 206
FL (29EV) yet to count …
obama leads …
332

WHO KNEW

Baby,

On the Election. Remember I told U Roomney Alienated Himself! From A lot of People! Or Voters!

He thought! This is the Same United States from 100 years Ago! That only a Set group gets to Vote! Like at His Church!! U know the Elders!

U can't Go out and Insult the Chinese and Asian! Plus, Disregard Women! And Not really show Compassion to the American Immigrant! Of any Kind! Nevermind we all know most Black People are Voting Obama! Thats a HUGE part of the American Population!

Also, The US is Filled with Muslim People! And Middle Eastern! Who are and have become Citizens! U can't just go out and Disrespect Minority's! It starts adding Up! And they Become the Majority! Notice how Big the Difference Was In Urban Area's! Big City's!

And That's Without Getting Into Not being a Liberal! Like Dashi!

If the Republicans Wanted to Win! They Would've Went With a Real Mexican Candidate and a Black/Asian Woman as VP!

Remember at the END OF THE DAY!! IT'S A POPULARITY CONTEST!

And Mitt Shrunk his Field! Enormously Every Time He Opened his Mouth! And Kept looking like the Personification OF THE GOOD OLD BOY THAT HE IS!!

The Republicans have to Go back to the Drawing Board! They Need A NEW PROTOTYPE! OR PROTOTYPES!

ROBO VP! Wasn't Cutting it!! And Neither was the Franchise!

Still talking Politics! We all know Jake Long is Worth it!

Dashi please STFU you are a complete dimwit on any topic, anytime thank you.

Congrats Obama lovers....

Unemployment rate in the mid-teens, gas prices doubled, he ordered our people in Libya killed and then lied about it. Fast and furious...The list of failure is endless but what was proven is that rich people are hated and you can now run on steal from the rich to give to those who don't work.

Take your obamaphone and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. With welfare and government jobs your democracy in action was an election that was bought. We now have obamacare for good...It may work for a while but eventually money and doctors who are willing to work for free will run out and your beloved government will decide if you or a loved one gets treatment. You don't care...It is free today and to hell with somebody else.

Hispanics...Let me get hit straight...You guys jump on a raft and risk drowning and sharks to flee socialism and a dictator and when you or your parents/grandparents get here you then vote for what you ran from? Smart.

Congrats you elected a failure and as you can see from the stock market...It will just get worse. But you don't care today but will when it gets down to you.

fellers,

both the democrats and republicans are NOW faced with the prospect of groomig their 2016 candidates, as joe biden will be way too old for a run and will want to be remembered as a decent vice-presdent. the GOP seemingly has more young studs in the barn, but if the whackos like gingrich, bachmann, santorum, perry... get back into the fray they will discombobulate each other in the primaries. maybe christie of NJ would be okay, as he will emerge as a guiliani-esque figure after his state will have been battered by two huge storms (we pray that #2 is a mild event). the democrats have cuomo jr. and a few congressmen of note and probably a senator or two, but the shadow is making the GOP candiddate an odds-on favorite next election, especially if clinton the carpetmuncher gives it a whack. she is unelectable and will secure a republican victory no matter what the %age of latino/women/women who used to be men/men who used to be women/homos of both genders is. mitt romney was, as chronicled by the very conservative national review and weekly standard, NOT a good candidate and the results showed it- losing every major state that was supposed to be contentious, including our own florida. if the GOP decides it wants a recount, they'll be burning taxpayer money, an anathema to them; if required by state law, then so be it.

stock market down 318pts.

HIT A NERVE U BIG BABY?

It's Cool! If I'm always Right! Somebody always has to be wrong!

And U Fit the Bill.

No I think I am speaking for the group mostly when I say that you U R A complete dimwit.

Look at me My Feelings Are Hurt! My Guy Lost Yesterday! WAAAHHH! WAAAAHHH!

Grow Up U Big Baby!

This is just the beginning of ur Misery! Watch when the Celtics get Tossed out the Playoff's By the Knicks! Tom Brady Loses in the 1st round! This Year!! And The REDSOX NEVER MAKE A SERIES AGAIN!

Tuff Luck Buddy!

Shadow..Christie is done. He will end up switching parties and I wouldn't be surprised at him running as a democrat in 2016. His actions were Charlie Crist like and he is all about Christie.

You say whackos but correct me if I am wrong...A middle of the road candidate hand picked by the establishment just got crushed...Now, I know the media was in the tank and the Obama is a walking lie but he won nonetheless and the person that wasn't in your class of "Whacko" got his azz kicked.

Obviously, this election wasn't about the economy. This election was about race (see Powell), ideology, and Santa...people aren't going to vote against the guy bringing free stuff down a chimney (see foodstamp numbers and the "My Obamaphone" lady)

look what I started, the Progressive movement.

Chris Christie isn't anything like Charlie Crist, he would never become a Democrat.

Insane that a guy who actually has principles would get characterized as a slime ball like Crist just because he did his job and didn't shamefully exploit the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy for the Republican establishment like so many in Congress were happy to do with the death of our ambassador in Libya.

'I've got a job to do here in New Jersey that's much bigger than presidential politics and I could care less about any of that stuff. I have a job to do. I've got 2.4 million people out of power. I've got devastation on the shore. I've got floods in the northern part of my state. If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics then you don't know me.'

our own florida. if the GOP decides it wants a recount, they'll be burning taxpayer money, an anathema to them; if required by state law, then so be it.

Posted by: the shadow knows | November 07, 2012 at 11:56 AM

FLORIDA (with 99% of polls reporting)
Barack Obama: 49.9% (4,082,518 votes)
Mitt Romney: 49.2% (4,020,487 votes)
Other: 0.7% (70,257 votes)

A result with a .5 percent difference or less would trigger a recount.
-- pbpost

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS

Kaz...Just words.

Christie will never, whether you or I agree with it or not, get any nomination if he puts the R by his name.

He accepted nothing but a photo op with the campaigner in chief and praised him for being such a good leader (although I don't think he really did anything except appear for 2 hours). thats the perception and you know what they say...Perception is reality.

When people are complaining that a politician did his job instead of shamefully exploiting a national tragedy to manipulate the 'perception' of the 24 hour news cycle that tells you about all you need to know about the 'reality' of politics today.

The alternative was to turn the president of the united states away and say he was doing a bad job handling the crisis? Please.

He was the first governor to endorse Romney, a keynote speaker at the Republican convention, and he appeared with Romney throughout the campaign.

I like Christie, he's far and away the best the Republican establishment has to offer in 2016.

The GOP's great fat hope:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrAA7zz490I

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Free Stuff!

That is all Dashi is trying to Say!

The Republicans Would've done Better! With Marco Rubio and Condelleza Rice as The Candidates!

Get with the Times!

I watched this Documentary a While Back on the US Presidents! Where it stated That After the Inception! Of TV! AND THE FIRST LIVE PRESIDENTIAL POLITICAL DEBATE OVER KENNEDY AND NIXON! Politics Were Never The Same!

Ur Actions and What People are Looking at Are Just as Important As Ur Issue's!!

The Republican's Still haven't got this Memo! And Usually the Guy with The Most Money at the Time is the 1 Who Runs For President!

And It's Only Going TO GET WORST IF THEY DON'T ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM! They Need To Diversify Their Portfolio! U can't Invest All Ur Money in 1 Place! They already do the Right Thing With all their Focus Groups and SuperPAc's! The Fan Base is Stronger than Ever!! The Problem is in Winning New People(Voters) Over!

Why Do U think Democrats are Pro-Everything?

Everybody has at least 1 Issue that they Stand For!

Or DO U GUYS JUST FOLLOW THE LEADER? And Don't Mind being Controlled By Big Brother! Like Ur some Part of a Cultic Church! That Found Jesus in Utah! After they Got kicked out of New York For talking that Crazy! And Touching Little Boys!

Are U that kind of guy?

what's up guys,

Of course the liberal nitwits are happy, they are going to get a little more food stamps, a free phone etc..

the key word is "free"...they will still be having moe babies (the cost is close to 10,000 in government assistant in fla per child between medicare,food stamps etc) and our over burden welfare system will keep on growing.

we are becoming a welfare nation..Thanks liberals.

And BTW, Christie was the first choice as Romney's VP.

He would have had to step down as governor for campaign finance reasons and he didn't want to do it.

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