Election Day Thread

The Mercury station is driving people crazy everywhere: delays, extra long lines, and all kinds of problems with voting. New Jersey may not have results until Friday; Ohio may take two weeks to count everything. Florida is a mess.

Happy Election Day, Everyone!

329 comments

  1. Dave says:

    Voted without problem early this morning in my small little Connecticut precinct. Comfort in knowing that this state will no doubt go to Obama, but the real effort here is to keep that nutcase Linda McMahon out of the Senate.

    Even in this small town there was quite the turnout this morning. Usually when I go to vote there are two or three other people there, but this morning there were 40-50 already there at 6:30. Good sign, I hope.

  2. alex says:

    State Case: No Injunction;

    http://freepress.org/departments/display/19/2012/4797

    This is the state case before Judge Serrott: I am still looking for the federal case ruling before Judge Frost;

    November 6, 2012

    Bob Fitrakis returned from state Common Pleas Court, reporting that Judge Serrott ruled against him regarding his request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to remove the uncertified, untested software from some Ohio voting machines.

    However, the judge left open the possibility that the case could be heard after the election, if there is evidence of election tampering.

    The judge declined to interfere in an on-going election, but indicated that he would consider taking action as the case continues after the election if it was needed.

    So, in conclusion, in both the federal and state cases, expert witness Michael Duniho who worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) spelled out in great detail the threat to Ohio’s voting system by the secret, uncertified, and untested software.

    Michael Duniho affidavit here:

    http://www.freepress.org/images/departments/4797_Dunihoaffidavit.pdf

  3. alex says:

    Federal Case : No Injunction;

    Judge Frost said Fitrakis’s experts did not show sufficient familiarity with the software in question and were merely “speculative.”

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/2012/1106/US-judge-allows-Ohio-voting-software-alleged-to-be-vulnerable-to-fraud

    Here’s what I think:
    Fitrakis’s experts testified that the software is free on the internet and therefore did not know why the state of Ohio paid/contracted for it.

    Well simple really – - the SOS Hustead is paying for ES&S to ‘use the back door’ and steal the election; and they covered their payment for the service of ‘stealing election’ by billing for the cost of the software ( which is otherwise free on the internet).

  4. Patty says:

    It’s looking like this might be another stolen election. The hatred for this President and the money working against him is very powerful.
    We must DEMAND a New Voter System be replaced all across our country before the next election. Different States with different voting problems/rules…it’s all too crazy!

  5. teresahill says:

    Hi,
    My daughter voted for the first time today. She was really excited, dressed up for it, and we went together. No problems here, but we’re in South Carolina and no one expects anything but an easy Romney victory here. (sigh) I really hope we go with a national vote, rather than electoral votes soon.

  6. mitzi says:

    Thanks Alex,
    I’d been looking for the results of this case all day today, not much talk in the “media”, concerning what I consider a very important issue!

  7. Lorrie U says:

    The attempt to steal this election will not succeed, in fact it will have a boomerang effect with serious consequences as it is exposed.

    I feel confident that PBO will have enough margin by tonight that he will be declared the winner even though many states may still be uncalled. As Nancy has pointed out, it may not be completely official that it’s over for Romney for three days, when he will finally concede.

  8. Lorrie U says:

    It’s all over twitter, so not going unnoticed on social media.

  9. Suzy says:

    Theresahill..I sympathize with you. I grew up there many years ago when it wasn’t what it is now. I’m from Charleston area. Greenville was a backwoods back then. Now it’s a Metropolis with folks who support Business above Everything and the RW Churches have gained grown beyond the Protestant/Moderate Congregations I grew up with and had friendships with and has large Fundie Christian support that wasn’t there when I grew up.

    Even Charleston has become dumbed down Fundie supporters with education slashes and Mayor who is like Romney. Riley never sees and investment that won’t make money for him or his buddies.

    I’m glad I got out…although the LowCountry flora and fauna stay with me in my heart and soul forever…

    Whatever…I have much empathetic feeling for you being there and dealing with it all…day to day.

  10. Patty says:

    From your words…
    Mother Jones is doing a great job without tons of commercials.
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/election-voter-suppression-map#4.00/38.93/-101.93

  11. alex says:

    I don’t social media or FB: there are enough ways for business/marketing date mining to follow my every keystroke;

  12. Suzy says:

    “Democracy Now” will begin full night coverage of Election at 7:00p.m. TONIGHT for those who can get ONLINE coverage or those who have ROKU BOX or other Access to their site.

    Here is the link:

    http://www.democracynow.org/pages/broadcasters/election_2012

    Since some here appreciate “Alternative Media Coverage” and others just like to Channel Surf..is why I’m giving this.

  13. Bob says:

    The identity of the person who does the “recalibrating” needs to be recorded and there should be representatives from at least both major party’s present as witnesses to insure that nothing is removed or no switches flipped and their identities recorded also. A video of the process and persons involved should be required.

  14. Gypsi says:

    If Texas to Georgia decided to secede, despite the fact that I love my little house and have been here 30 years, I think I’d just move north. Global warming is going to make the south uninhabitable soon enough anyway. I am sick of my local news, local red races flaming lies and all. Hoping for good news, think I’m watching a movie soon here. On DVD. Then check after the vote gets counted.

  15. Gypsi says:

    Bernie Sanders keeps his seat!

  16. Patty says:

    Thanks, Suzy. I love Democracy Now.
    Intrade has Obama going up…Romney down.
    http://www.intrade.com/v4/misc/scoreboard/

  17. kiwi says:

    I was just viewing the huffpost election update tally screen and something is odd there – its being called for Romney in some instances with less than 1% of the vote reporting!

  18. Squallo says:

    “This doesn’t happen in America! Maybe Ohio, but not America!!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1aBaX9GPSaQ

  19. Gypsi says:

    ABC was calling Kentucky and Indiana half an hour ago, and the Central time portion of their polls haven’t closed yet. I’m thinking, DVD movie and walking slowly away from the computer. Gonna be a long night.

  20. Bob says:

    Some interesting sites to surf for election results. I like the idea of the “Video The Vote” site.

    http://medcitynews.com/2012/11/where-to-watch-the-2012-election-coverage-online-from-cspan-to-comedy-central/

  21. Patty says:

    Check out this…Today:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QdpGd74DrBM
    And this also in Pennsylvania:
    http://vimeo.com/52947220#
    How many more we don’t know about?

  22. Apple says:

    I agree. This needs to be taken seriously and not passed off as a ‘glitch.’ We can put Rover on Mars and still not be able to count votes correctly?

  23. Suzy says:

    VERY COOL…and Great News. His voice is needed.

    Thanks!

  24. Gypsi says:

    I like NPR, but I stuck a movie in. The west coast polls won’t close for another hour and a half.

  25. teresahill says:

    It happens. Historical trends, demographics. States get called immediately.

  26. Lunagardener says:

    Beautifully expressed…
    (Suzy) ‘I’m glad I got out…although the LowCountry flora and fauna stay with me in my heart and soul forever…’

  27. Bob says:

    Just noticed Elizabeth Warren’s lead over Scott Brown has increased from about 1,000 votes to about 5,000.

  28. fierywoman says:

    I’m feeling the same … Pluto united with Uranus working in an expect the unexpected way of taking out the garbage.

  29. fierywoman says:

    Exactly.

  30. alex says:

    Virginia SBE Suspends Reporting of Results, 1000′s Still in Line

    dailykos diary by eXtina

    Just heard this on TV. Thousands are still in line after the closing of the polls at 7:00 PM. They are suspending reporting while these people vote so that results do not influence their vote.

    There was a mad scramble in the middle of the day to find more voting machines for the NoVA area to accommodate the crush of voters.

  31. Bob says:

    Is anybody else listen to 2 competing web site audios at the same time while surfing other sites?

  32. Lorrie U says:

    If someone wants to go to Political Astrology blog and look at the listed transits for both candidates & tell me what they mean, the link is:
    http://politicalastrologyblog.com/2012/11/06/live-blogging-the-astrology-of-election-day-2012/

  33. Lorrie U says:

    CSPAN saying Romney camp sick over VA!

  34. Lorrie U says:

    Elizabeth Warren to the Senate!!!

  35. Lorrie U says:

    Obama wins New Jersey! Thanks, Chris Christy!

  36. ScorpioX3 says:

    So true, Apple. So true.

  37. ScorpioX3 says:

    Obama wins PA! Maryland first state to pass same-sex marriage! And here’s a good spot to watch results online

    http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results

    (Fingers crossed that Elizabeth Warren wins in my home state.)

  38. Chokyi says:

    Trying to keep a calm mind and hopeful – taking a bath helps…

    Oh we do need another voting system with uniform voting machines that are not owned and configured by private businesses. I think Canada has been held out as having a better system. Time to make this happen.
    All GOOD thoughts to all beings….

  39. pisca says:

    Yes, Bob, and it’s crazy!
    I have 2 muted teevees; NPR on radio and 3 puters going! Here are a couple of links to multiple screens on one site:
    International coverage;
    http://www.livestream.com/occupyworldnewsnow
    And US coverage:
    http://www.livestream.com/occupyworldnewsnowdocsandvideo

  40. Gypsi says:

    I love Twitter!

  41. Gypsi says:

    What I just saw on twitter! Yeah!

  42. ScorpioX3 says:

    Me too. Especially right now!

  43. Bob says:

    Thanks for the links. I have so many tabs up!

    Crazy is right. What I thought was 2 audios turned out to be 3 when I put 2 of them on pause!

  44. Lorrie U says:

    Me, too!! Lots of fellow dems, my second support system after Starlight News.

  45. Lorrie U says:

    Tammy Baldwin wins! Obama wins Wisconsin!

  46. fierywoman says:

    GOTV!!! GOTV !!!

  47. will says:

    Warren is not in yet – please, let’s wait for the rest of the votes to come in.

  48. fierywoman says:

    In case you should need more calming:

    From Juanita Jean:
    http://juanitajean.com/
    As if Nate Silver’s 91% isn’t enough, there’s some other great prognostication going on.
    Using maracas, coca leaves and a hallucinogenic brew, shamans in Peru got down to business Monday using pre-Columbian traditional ceremonies to pick a winner in the US presidential race.
    “The apus (gods of the hills in indigenous mythology) tell us (Barack) Obama will be reelected,” predicted Juan Osco, known as the Shaman of the Andes on San Cristobal hill overlooking Lima.
    Hell, it beats Fox and Friends.

  49. Lorrie U says:

    Sherrod Brown wins!

  50. Lorrie U says:

    Love it!! Thanks for posting.

  51. Lorrie U says:

    Republicans should be very afraid — Alan Grayson is back in Congress!

  52. Bob says:

    Remember PBO has 79 EV’s west of the Mississippi. Washington, Oregon, California, and New Mexico and possibly another 15 in Nevada and Colorado for a possible 94.

  53. Bob says:

    GREAT!! Go Blue! Fired UP! Ready to go!

  54. lightgraphs says:

    It’s all over in Pennsylvania. SWEET VICTORY!

  55. Bob says:

    I forgot Hawaii’s 4 EV’s. That makes 83 in the West plus possibly another 15.

  56. Chokyi says:

    Nate Silver’s fiftythirtyeight site has a live blog and he thinks Obama has the edge in Florida right now!

  57. Lorrie U says:

    On Twitter: “A brutal night for GOP. Guess their number one priority should have been helping Obama govern rather than making him a one-term president.”

  58. Lorrie U says:

    Yes, the two dem counties are not reporting yet!

  59. alex says:

    Stephanie Cutter on MSNBC: characterized about 15 min. ago that the path to 270 was closing fast for Romney: they felt good about VA and OFA is calling into the state if you are still in line stay in line your vote will be counted;

  60. Cappy says:

    Bernie Hooray !!! Cannot bear to watch…TV ‘results.’
    only here w/ soul friends:)

  61. alex says:

    Senate:

    Sherrod Brown OH – won

    Elizabeth Warren MA – won

  62. Lorrie U says:

    Donnelly defeats Mourdock in Indiana! Yes, God loves women tonight!

  63. ScorpioX3 says:

    I read earlier (twitter) that the Peruvian shamans are never wrong. We can hope.

  64. fierywoman says:

    recent comment from Sam Wang’s PEC live blog:

    “9:34pm. CBS: New Hampshire called for Obama. Erm, election’s probably over.”

  65. Cappy says:

    Today I definitely have, Bob. Could not track the interfering audio, though it felt like Fox News, which I have never–ever watched…or listened to.

  66. ScorpioX3 says:

    And so do the voters, Lorrie ;)

  67. NEOBuckeye says:

    Good news! Next to Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown may be our most liberal senator. Josh Mandel is an embarrassment!

  68. Cappy says:

    Yipppeeee!!!
    Blessings to Elizabeth Warren, a true Heroine.

  69. Lorrie U says:

    McCaskill leading Todd Akin by 15 percent in Missouri- and it’s legitimate.

  70. Lorrie U says:

    Broward County, FL – 56.8% reporting and Obama leading Romney 68.7% – 30.9% – and they’re STILL VOTING!!!

  71. Cappy says:

    PBO volunteers passed out hundreds of pieces of Pizza to those waiting in the loooong Fla. voting lines.

  72. Cappy says:

    Thanks for passing on up to the minute Twitter news Lorrie.

  73. Lorrie U says:

    Claire McCaskill beats Todd Akin 55-39%!!

  74. pisca says:

    Party pooper

  75. fierywoman says:

    This one makes me feel that there is still hope for this country.

  76. Cappy says:

    Thanks for great news re RVs W. of Mississippi, Bob…ESP.Hawaii.

  77. Lorrie U says:

    It looks really promising all around.

  78. Cappy says:

    Bob, make that EVs:)

  79. alex says:

    CN: wrestling ( can’t remember her name ) Senate candidate spent 100 million dollars and lost Senate twice… MSNBC

  80. Bob says:

    Another Lady wins!! Tammy Duckworth in Illinois beats T-party backed Joe Walsh!

  81. Bob says:

    Haha. Keys are to close together.

  82. Lorrie U says:

    Sadly Dem Bob Kerrey loses to a woman.

  83. alex says:

    Rep. Joe Walsh is gone: Tammy Duckworth -DEM has defeated the hard-right GOP incumbent. Third Dem pick-up.

  84. Cappy says:

    Thinking of braving the TV w/ the uplifting Dem. news…was worrying about PBO,s lower
    EVs plastered all over TV!!

  85. Lorrie U says:

    Well, my all-day candle, which would go out when Obama was the winner, just went out!

  86. Lorrie U says:

    A good night for the women, indeed. Much as was predicted on this very blog by our astute astrologers.

  87. shoalsister says:

    :)thanks!

  88. Lorrie U says:

    Boo! Paul Ryan wins reelection to Congress in WI.

  89. teresahill says:

    So… think Republicans in the House will double-down on the debt-ceiling and create chaos in the next few weeks?

  90. alex says:

    big oil, big banks won WI district 1;

  91. Lorrie U says:

    Obama wins Minnesota!

  92. Bob says:

    Lorrie,

    With NBC showing 172 for PBO now.
    Add 83 for the Western states considered a lock = 255.
    Add 15 for Nevada and Colorado = 270!!

    But without Colorado it would take Ohio, Florida, or Virginia to get past 270.

  93. JA says:

    I project STARLIGHT NEWS BLOG the winner!

    Thank you very much.

  94. Lorrie U says:

    Dem Tim Kaine wins in VA!

  95. Lorrie U says:

    ABC has called Ohio for OBAMA!!!!

  96. pisca says:

    Elizabeth Warren givung acceptance speech; I’m tearing up.

  97. Lorrie U says:

    We’re going to get this done–tonight!!

  98. Wennye' says:

    Sisters and Brothers has anyone heard whether crazy Bachman lost her seat?

  99. NEOBuckeye says:

    Really?

  100. Bob says:

    Denver Post calling Colorado for PBO!!

    IF THAT IS RIGHT AND THE OTHER WESTERN STATES HOLD IT IS DONE!!!

  101. alex says:

    8:06 PM PT: AP calls North Carolina for Mitt Romney. It was supposed to be the easiest GOP pickup (after Indiana), yet they had to fight for it to the very end, and their margin will be tin

  102. B.A. says:

    7 news (thedenverchannel) calls amendment 64 legalizing recreational marijuana as a win.

    Good for Colorado.

  103. alex says:

    Iowa for Obama

  104. Bob says:

    Ohio, Florida, and Virginia are just extra gravy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. alex says:

    Ohio Obama wins – second term re-election

  106. Wennye' says:

    our PRESIDENT for FOUR MORE YEARS!

  107. ScorpioX3 says:

    Ohio does it for us – 274 EV for Obama!

  108. Lorrie U says:

    President Obama has 274 EV!!!!!!!!!!! Is now offically elected!!!

  109. Salemone says:

    All you here tonight are fantastic! I am so proud of all Americans tonight!

  110. Bob says:

    Perhaps a billion super PAC dollars up in smoke!!!

    Get out of the way you obstructing House Rethugs!

  111. starlight says:

    We did it, and Ohio put him over the top!!!

    VICTORY!!!

    And we keep the Senate!!

    Big victory to the country for not falling for all that Super Pac money!! Billionaires lose the election to the people!

  112. teresahill says:

    Hi,
    By my computer’s clock, it was 11:13 p.m. Eastern when MSNBC called it for the President. (Rachel said 11:12, but I saw 11:13. Not sure if anyone called it earlier.)

  113. teresahill says:

    Anyone wanna bet on whether Mitt will actually come out and concede?

  114. barbk says:

    Hallelujah! I’ll take either one, 11:13 or 11:12, but she saw it before she said it so probably was 11:12.

  115. Bob says:

    “Happy Days Are Here Again” is a song copyrighted in 1929 by Milton Ager (music) and Jack Yellen (lyrics) and published by EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc./Advanced Music Corp

    HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

    Benny Meroff

    So long sad times

    Pull along bad times

    We are rid of you at last

    Howdy gay times

    Cloudy gray times

    You are now a thing of the past

    Happy days are here again

    The skies above are clear again

    So let’s sing a song of cheer again

    Happy days are here again

    Altogether shout it now

    There’s no one

    Who can doubt it now

    So let’s tell the world about it now

    Happy days are here again

    Your cares and troubles are gone

    There’ll be no one from now on

    From now on…

    Happy days are here again

    The skies above are here again

    So, Let’s sing a song of cheer again

    Happy times

    Happy nights

    Happy days

    Are here again!

  116. Lisa L. Robinson says:

    To everyone who comments on this blog, who reads this blog and doesn’t comment but takes in all the awesome thought provoking deep insights. I am SO PUMPED!!!!! We did it!!!!!!

    Starlight, you ROCK!!!!!!

    Can you tell I am excited,

    Love peace and chicken grease! Yes! Yes! and Yes!

  117. Su Llewellyn says:

    Yes We Can!

  118. NEOBuckeye says:

    Whew! What a relief!

  119. Lune Prière says:

    Hooray for Obama! I’m so happy and grateful! Look at the crowd at O Headquarters – rainbow coalition. I love it!

  120. kiwi says:

    Don’t want to be a wet blanket, but don’t let go of the focus and celebrate too early!!
    As much as I want to cheer, I don’t trust the behind-the-scenes manipulators. Lightworkers, stay centered and focused for just a bit longer! We need the popular vote as well as electoral vote or the right wingers will go even more crazy.

  121. Lune Prière says:

    Maybe i will get some sleep tonight after all!! Sweet Dreams Nancy and all the Starlighters! You’ve been my rock.

  122. mitzi says:

    Thank God and an Hallelujah!!!!

  123. Lune Prière says:

    great catch!

  124. shoalsister says:

    Wow! I believe in blue candles, and Lorrie U, and most of all the brilliance of Starlight!!! (that’s you, Nancy) Thanks to all of you for the sanity throughout…whew!

  125. Connie says:

    Believe in America! We move forward with President Obama!!

  126. Lorrie U says:

    Fox reports that the Romney camp is disputing the Ohio call. Guess he won’t be conceding for three days…

  127. Bob says:

    Roe vs Wade is safe

    Affordable Care Act is safe

    The Supreme Court may be changed

    Let’s get rid of the Citizen’s United decision

    and the electronic voting machines of any kind

    Get election reform in place

  128. Sharon says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to every single one of us, the U.S., and the planet!!!!!

    I share your caution, Kiwi, but I can’t see this changing. I think Mercury retro may have some lose ends hanging (not chads) and it certainly described the voting polls today (as Nancy said) but I don’t think it will bring us any surprises.

    I’m actually hoping Obama will consult with Romney to some degree after this because he certainly has gotten his share of the popular vote. We have to do something to start bringing everyone together (which doesn’t mean he shouldn’t assert himself!) I wonder what his new liaison with Christy will mean? That in itself could create a bridge. He needs to create bridges with the right people.

  129. RobinMoonrise says:

    My faith in this country is restored! And if our important GMO California proposition wins, it could change the rest of the country, too!

  130. pisca says:

    Latest I can see, she’s tied 50/50 1200 votes ahead. Still hope!

  131. Bob says:

    If the Colorado call stands and the rest of the Western states hold PBO still wins tonight or early Nov 7th.

  132. Sharon says:

    Oh, I just saw Lorie’s comment about Romney disputing OH. Bob! You said it in a nutshell!!!

  133. fierywoman says:

    Regulus in Virgo …

  134. fierywoman says:

    Yes yes yes, i second the idea!!!

  135. Cappy says:

    Rethugs not conceding Ohio!

  136. Lorrie U says:

    MSNBC: Romney’s not ready to concede Ohio or the election. Karl Rove is having a meltdown on Fox News.

  137. ScorpioX3 says:

    So here it is, huh Starlight? Even though all have called Ohio for Obama, the Romney team is saying it ain’t over?

  138. Wennye' says:

    Let Romney concde first!

  139. Stefanie says:

    YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  140. Lorrie U says:

    I have no doubt he wins one way or the other, think he still gets FL, too. But I think it’s possible Romney holds out hope for three days just like Nancy stated earlier.

  141. Rose says:

    Just blogged by Sam Wang at PEC:

    “Commenters are pointing out Karl Rove being thrown under the bus by Megyn Kelly. He’s still doing his sums, arguing a Romney victory in Ohio is possible. Wow. Just wow. (1) Anger, (2) Denial, (3) Bargaining…holy Kuebler-Ross.”

  142. Stefanie says:

    Karl Rove’s meltdown was one of the best comedy scenes I’ve ever seen on television. Maybe he’ll lose his job on Fox and get hired by SNL.

  143. pisca says:

    So that was their plan? Voter suppression and fraud so they could contest the election? Too bad: we don’t need Ohio to win this one! And the west coast hasn’t even been counted yet!

  144. ScorpioX3 says:

    Maybe he’ll just. go. away. ;)

  145. pisca says:

    I don’t think he will concede!

  146. Wennye' says:

    kicking up my heels to the tune…

  147. Lorrie U says:

    Obama is still leading in CO, NV, FL & VA so Ohio might not matter!

  148. barbk says:

    Chart for 11:12 PM, Washington DC, has Moon on the ascendant at 16+ Leo . . Sabian Symbol: A VOLUNTEER CHURCH CHOIR SINGING RELIGIOUS HYMNS. Keynote: The feeling of togetherness which unites men and women in their dedication to a collective ideal.

    You just can’t make this stuff up folks.

  149. pisca says:

    NV just called for Obama!
    Now we wait a few minutes… 11:05 pm Chicago (per Nancy): Moon conjunct Asc within a degree of waxing opposite Obama’s Asc.

  150. Lorrie U says:

    Uppdated Florida numbers: Obama leads by 53,000 votes, .66%, a larger margin than is needed for auto recount.

    Project Obama will win popular vote by 1 to 1.5% when all is said and done.

  151. Gypsi says:

    I’m glad. I donated to him but wondered whether he made it.

  152. will says:

    Now we have to come up with a way to put unrelenting, unmerciful heat and scrutiny on the congress – I don’t know how to do it, but we need to explore how we might impeach or otherwise get rid of these recalcitrant a**holes who are playing fast and stupid with the U.S. credit rating, the people and the economy.

    I reckon it will be a wild, wild ride.

    Congrats to all of us who did everything we could to turn this country around.

    God bless us and help us all.

    Hooray for America.

  153. NEOBuckeye says:

    Rove can go to hell for all I’m concerned. He’s more than earned it.

  154. Cappy says:

    Bravissima to your excellent insights, Nancy, astrological and psychological.
    Thanking everyone on this most special website….with hugs galore.

  155. Lorrie U says:

    Wow, that’s awesome!!

  156. Wennye' says:

    We don’t want to tax Spirit, ScorpioX3

  157. anita says:

    YEEHAW! All the despair over the last few months… gone. People actually can think! Warren won in Mass, and defeat to ugly Akin and Neanderthal Mourdoch in the Senate. And not last….our Pres is Pres is Pres is President!!!
    (Thanks for the new post, my iPhone crashes when your comments are many.)

  158. teresahill says:

    Ahh, you’re right. She would have looked at the clock, then said it.

  159. will says:

    An observation:

    When Fox and CNN panned the audiences at the Romney campaign, I did not see one single person of color – just a sea of wealthy, uber-white, middle-aged people. I could not identify even a shade of darker-than-white.

    Conversely, the Obama audience in Chicago, in New York, in Los Angeles, in Boston were chock-full of a huge swath of diversity in age, color, race and nationality. It was like seeing the difference between Pluto and Uranus in living, human color.

  160. Lorrie U says:

    NV & CO just called for Obama!

  161. fierywoman says:

    For Nancy, a thousand kisses and many warm hugs for sharing your beautiful mind’s thinking with us and for your generosity in hosting this friendly place.

  162. Gypsi says:

    Got to find the right fox news. My local one is going, wow
    When will romney concede?

  163. NEOBuckeye says:

    Yay Nancy!!

  164. Betsy says:

    Starlight, thank you so much for helping to keep us all sane. I don’t think I could have done it without you. <3

  165. Michael from nyc says:

    just saying hello — i’m pretty happy!

  166. kiwi says:

    Hi Sharon, to clarify, I’m thinking also about the house votes that have yet to be counted and announced. Who gets into the house may still have the ability to thwart Obama’s effectiveness for his next term!

  167. teresahill says:

    Romney hasn’t conceded, but Fox News’ headline just said President believed to have won.

    I’ll take it.

    Projection is that Obama will also win popular vote by about 1.5%

  168. Lorrie U says:

    FL & VA has Obama leading with mostly Dem counties left, so MSNBC is not willing to call it yet but feel pretty confident they will go to Obama.

  169. Bob says:

    Great state by state up to the minute results. Click on “View results table” on the left.

    http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/

  170. Lune Prière says:

    Wow. Just wow.

  171. Lorrie U says:

    Romney is on his way to HQ.

  172. Lune Prière says:

    I just can’t watch Romney, even to see him concede. I just want him to go away and never see his face again, ever.

  173. anita says:

    Me too!

  174. Rose says:

    PA is *not* contesting the results, and R$ got …

    … wait for it …

    … 47%!!

    Harrr! Harrr! :D

  175. Rose says:

    Where did you hear that, Lorrie? MSNBC doesn’t know that yet.

  176. Lune Prière says:

    Sweet!

  177. Lorrie U says:

    CBS notes exit polls: 42% of all voters say “handling of Storm Sandy part of their decision.”

  178. Lorrie U says:

    AP just called VA for Obama.

  179. Lorrie U says:

    Romney supposed to speak in about ten minutes.

  180. Lorrie U says:

    Per Twitter, Romney has conceded.

  181. Rose says:

    R$ has called PBO to concede!! He will be making his concession speech in about 4 minutes.

    Finally!

    WOOO-HOOOO!! I’m SO pumped for the people of this country!! We did it!

  182. shoalsister says:

    twitter would be my guess…

  183. Lorrie U says:

    Okay, it’s official per MSNBC that Romney made the concession call and is due to speak in about three minutes.

  184. Lorrie U says:

    We’re certainly on the same page tonight for posting!

  185. teresahill says:

    Romney has called the President to concede. Will speak any minute, according to MSNBC.

  186. Lorrie U says:

    With that, I will say goodnight to all, sleep well, thanks for all the emotional support and astrological insights!

  187. Lune Prière says:

    Tammy Baldwin wins senate race!

  188. Salemone says:

    Now we move FORWARD!!

  189. RobinMoonrise says:

    Arrogant asshat never even considered writing a concession speech? That speaks to his entitlement issues. Thank goodness we dodged that bullet which would have drawn us into WWIII.

    Rommoney on his way to make concession speech. Good riddance to old rubbish!

  190. Lune Prière says:

    Buy-bye Willard

  191. Salemone says:

    Now I can put out my blue candle. Been burning one all day.

  192. mooncookie0829 says:

    Karl Rove should just retire and never show his face again, because his number crunching is just wack. Poor guy.

  193. teresahill says:

    Well, he did it. Short speech. I think he looked relieved.

  194. LInda Gomez says:

    He was gracious and it was a nice speech. Romney is a decent fellow, but not president calibre.

    I couldn’t help but think GWB, though, was defeated tonight again. He just remineded me of him.

    way to go there Nancy, you done did it again ! :-) You have bragging rights.

  195. Goodnight all ..We are Bless..

  196. Rose says:

    Nancy, R$ finished his concession speech just about at the 12:05 time that you posted regarding the Moon on the last thread. I don’t remember the exact wording, but you know what I’m referring to.

    You are SO good at what you do!

  197. NEOBuckeye says:

    Why take pity on Rove? He has shown no humility since his days as Bush’s brain. This was a long time coming for him. Maybe he will be humbled somewhat, but I have my doubts.

  198. NEOBuckeye says:

    And with that, we now know who will be the POTUS as the United States and the world moves ahead into challenging times under the Uranus-Pluto Square. I wish Obama well; he’s going to need it and all the protection/support he can get with the coming Pluto Opposition and Uranus Square to the US natal Sun / Uranus Opposition and Pluto Square to the US natal Saturn coming up in 2014-15. Interesting times, indeed.

  199. Rose says:

    Whether he’s humbled or not, his *credibility* is totally shot!

  200. mitzi says:

    And Thank You, Lorrie U, you were wonderful tonight! You kept us going, during the tension, and last minute nail bitting sessions, with wit, style, intellect, and grace! – I can now breath again! – I thank you all!
    Blessings and Love!

  201. TJ says:

    May it be so!

  202. Gypsi says:

    GOod news and good night

  203. Patty says:

    Goddess & God…Bless America!
    (and thank you, Nancy!)

  204. Ardy says:

    So happy! Looks like it’ll be 332 to 206 EVs. So much for waning support for the Prez.
    Congrats to Nancy for your calls too.

  205. Ardy says:

    And there were delays,to fit the astrology, just not enough to affect the result …. the long lines, the ultra-cautious calling of the networks, Rove trying to delay, Romney delaying his concession …

  206. emma says:

    I think the Universe has heard the collective sigh of relief of the peoples of the Earth!

  207. ox the cat says:

    Just read all your comments. So Happy. Thanks Nancy for maintaining this site which has been a wonderful respite from all the noise that was going on around us. Great Day!!

  208. Cha says:

    THANK YOU, NANCY! YOU WERE RIGHT! Those astrologers who predicted mitt would win were wrong. Amazing how it seemed as both would win from different astrologers!

    And, I kept thinking it wouldn’t be decided tonight because of the whole MercRX thing..and of course thinking back to 2000 and 2004!

    UNREAL! And, such Great new people as Democratic Senators coming in! So many people to Thank for our Victory..all those peeps who stood in line for hours for one thing!

    From DU..

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=229704

  209. mima says:

    I’m from WI and I love that. Sadly, the state senate is back to be republican controlled:(

  210. ox the cat says:

    I thought he seemed like the weight of the world had been lifted from his shoulders. I don’t really think it was his dream and I think he would have been a disaster.

  211. ox the cat says:

    But hey, gotta say it, how about that Nate Silver. Someone tweeted or wrote if Nate Silver told me it was going to rain marshmallows I would stand outside with a cup of hot chocolate.

  212. Why in heaven’s name would PBO “consult” with Romney, Sharon? R$ got the votes he did because he’s white and he wasn’t Obama. Plain and simple. I don’t think O needs anything R has/had to give.

    Romney ran a hard-core shitty campaign (thank the baby Jeebus for that), was (arguably but not by much) the *worst* Presidential nominee we’ve ever had and just a front-running phony. He got the popular vote he did by virtue of his color and ratcheting up the fear. (I suspect much of what he got is also attributable to the execrable Ryan who, touted as a “policy wonk” was anything but. Also too: he’s white.)

    A vote for Romney was a vote for the white man, plain and simple.

    (Apparently, I have some strong feelings here.)

    And don’t even try to say PBO hasn’t tried to create that bridge with the other side. He’s done that over and over and over and the more he tries, the more they dig in their heels and say “NO!”. So, gimme a break on the “let’s create a bridge” crappola. I’d love nothing more than to see Congress act in accordance with the highest good of all. In my lifetime? Not so sure.

  213. angellight says:

    Starlight, you called it in your previous comment about the moon & 12:00 something p.m., might he be making his congratulation speech, and you were dead-on!

    CONGATUALTIONS EVERYONE ONE. WE WERE A TEAM; WE WORKED HARD AND SUPPORTED EACH OTHER, INSPIRED EACH OTHER, PRAYED TOGETHER! THANKS.

  214. NEOBuckeye says:

    Michelle Bachmann unfortunately won, according to the AP, but barely… 200 votes is all that saved her. Wonder if they will call for a recount? Even if not, I guess even crazy people need representation in Congress. We’ll beat her next time!

  215. Azizi says:

    Yes! Thank you Nancy and other Starlighters!

    We can breathe a sigh of relief that Uranus energy as symbolized by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and their supporters won over the Plutonian energy symbolized by the Romney/Ryan ticket, their supporters, and all the billions of dollars in negative advertising that was spent to no avail on the Romney/Ryan campaign.

  216. alex says:

    Two Senate Elections No Called Yet:

    Democrat Heitkamp leads North Dakota US Senate race
    Chicago Tribune-2 hours ago

    Senate Election Results 2012: Democrats Keep Control Of Upper …
    Huffington Post-12 minutes ago
    Democrat Senator Jon Tester in Montana was still locked in a close race with Republican Representative Denny Rehnberg early on …

  217. Nina says:

    Precincts usually post vote totals just outside the door after they close. These totals are sent to the central offices, who validate and tabulate them. The validating and tabulating takes time. But news and political organizations can look at the totals and phone them in to a central place, and those people can tabulate faster than the elections board because they don’t have to crosscheck the electronic signatures on each one.

    So the news organizations can fairly accurately state the vote totals even with only 0% reporting from the state board of elections. The BoE cares about getting things right, the news media cares about getting things first.

  218. Nina says:

    8 AM the next day and they still haven’t officially called Florida. Someone in government down there should be mightily embarassed about their elections process.

  219. Nina says:

    Ach, she pulled it out just barely.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-2012/wp/2012/11/07/michelle-bachmann-squeaks-by-in-minnesota/

    “She led Graves, a prominent businessman, by just over 3,000 votes out of nearly 350,000 votes cast.”

  220. Brenda says:

    Totally agree about Nate…currently reading his book The Signal and the Noise…highly recommend to all here…between Nancy and Nate, we are lucky indeed to be given the tools the understand where we all are in this “revolving world”!

  221. Nina says:

    OK, so putting the official reelection at 11:13 last night, ‘birthplace’ Ohio, that puts the ascendant at 10 Leo, MC at 29 Aries. Aggressive. The third house is just packed, too. Cusp of the third house is 27 Virgo, Mars and Jupiter conjoined at 28 Virgo.

    9th house is looking problematic – Chiron close to the cusp at 29 Pisces, Saturn at 20 Aries. Since the 9th is travel, foreign affairs and philosophy that makes sense to me – the biggest pains in the second half of the Obama administration will come from this direction.

    Sun and Neptune in the fourth. Fourth is usually house and home, right? I’m tempted to take this one a bit literally and say that this shows the emphasis will be on the House, and Neptune shows there’s still a lot of delusion in this area that needs to be swept clean.

    The Moon (emotions) was in the 11th, the house of associations and the community. Obama’s heart has always been with the community; a fitting placement.

    What does the third house generally mean in an event horoscope, though? In a personal horoscope it’s where we find siblings, neighbors, education. Maybe we’ll see a better focus on and action in education? It would be a blessing.

  222. Gina says:

    Hats off to Nancy, hats off to Chris Brennan, to Edith Hathaway, and all the other astrologers who predicted the victory for President Obama!

    And I love seeing Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren. And Senator-elect Tammy Baldwin!

  223. janet says:

    Nancy, thank you.

  224. Gina says:

    A couple of things are striking me, at this hour: the pundits are calling it a status quo election–I suppose President Obama’s renomination on a Taurus moon, and his re-election on the Leo moon may be an indicator of this–but I see great change in this election: more women, more diversity, and more inclusion! Forward, indeed!

    Here’s the other irony that strikes me: it is ironic to me that the party symbolized by the donkey is the one–how do I put this–with the elephant’s head…

    …as in Ganesha!

    Am I spelling this right?

    President Obama has overcome obstacle after obstacle to win re-election.

    Obama overcame a tough economy, all the money spent to defeat him, thanks to Citizens United, the nasty righty echo chamber, the void-of-course moon in his re-nomination, a Mercury station on election day, a Chiron return–heck, he even overcame the Redskins rule (as egregious as that may sound to some of us)!

    President Barack Obama overcame every single indicator that seemed to say he would lose.

    Thus, I now think of Barack Obama as the Ganesha President: overcoming obstacles, a little bit at a time.

  225. Diane L says:

    Second this! Astrology was the winner too w/Chris’s work going more mainstream. Thank you, Starlight, for all your great posts during a very trying election season.

  226. Diane L says:

    VERY happy all the big money spent by Koch brothers, etc didn’t make a dent! Too early here for me to think about the astrology of this . . .

  227. angellight says:

    Romney, Landslide Loser Refuses Timely Concession!

    EXCERPT:

    “America does some really dumb things but running an organized crime boss for president, and a bumbling wimp of one at that, this had gone too far.

    THE FIX
    What we saw here was a failure, an attempt to put a lizard with a bow tie in the White House. We can’t allow this again.
    We can no longer accept the government under these circumstances, the money in politics, the rule by special interest, the war for profit and the imposed third world slavery that the American people are expecting their grandchildren to face.
    Obama don’t get off the hook, he is now free to do all those thing he promised.”

    http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/06/romney-landslide-loser-refuses-timely-concession/

  228. barbk says:

    Just for fun, a bit of hindsight astrology regarding election day, November 6. In the U.S. Sibly birthchart I’ve maintained that, in a way, Saturn at 14 Libra represents the Republican party while Jupiter at 5 Cancer represents the Democrat party. Yesterday, transiting Persephone (kidnapped) and transiting Siwa (catabolic breakdown preceding insight), both asteroids, were at 14 Libra conjunct the U.S. Saturn (Pub Party).

    Transiting Chiron, stationing and intense represents healing and at 5 Pisces trines (benefits) the U.S. natal Jupiter (Dem Party).

    I should note also that the transiting Sun at 14 Scorpio (deep feeling) was sextile (cooperating) transiting asteroid Karma (payback, or what goes ’round comes ’round) at 14 Virgo (work/jobs). Transiting Karma was also square transiting Jupiter (understanding the big picture) at 14 Gemini (talk, talk, talk). This seems to me to say that voting Americans had jobs on their collective mind, and being able to dig (Scorpio Sun) through all the yadda-yadda commercials (Gemini), of which there was an enormous amount (Jupiter), made their collective decision to stay the course with the current President. I think it was helpful that transiting Mercury (thinking) was stationing (intense) retrograde in Sagittarius (seeing the big picture) as he was square Chiron (pain in order to grow) in Pisces (dis-illusion).

    Hindsight is often 20/20!

  229. Gina says:

    Oh yes–and President Obama also overcame the Tea Party, and most of the Old Confederacy–including the border states of Kentucky and Missouri. And the Religious Right.

    (Some would call them wackos, myself included.)

    I loved the President’s victory speech, because I believe he was talking to them, too. I felt tremendous awareness that he was talking to a deeply divided nation, with a “fiscal cliff” awaiting us all.

    If our President is able to overcome these things in governing, it will be a Ganesha presidency.

  230. Diane L says:

    Neptune sq Romney’s ASC could be why he didn’t write a concession speech . . . mildly delusional perhaps?? *grin*

  231. virgo says:

    I agree about mildly delusional. The Republicans apparently polled with a built-in Republican “enthusiasm factor.” They did not take into account the Democratic “enthusiasm factor” due to the increased Hispanic vote and an almost 2008 youth vote. Wow, hard to believe.

  232. NEOBuckeye says:

    Ditto that, Diane!

  233. NEOBuckeye says:

    Nate Silver was clearly another big winner last night. The punditry may be assigned to take courses in stats just to keep up with him now! I understand his predictions may not always appear favorable in future elections, but I certainly can’t fault him for being accurate. Meanwhile, Republican-leaning pollsters like Rasmussen lost their credibility and will be discounted in the future.

  234. Diane L says:

    Listening to the post election discussions about demographics & shrinking Republican base is very interesting. They may finally have to accept there is no going back to the 1950′s. Saturn in Scorp sextile Pluto reality check . . .

  235. Diane L says:

    Completely agree! Rove hates him! *big smile*

  236. Francis says:

    stunning that only 39 percent of whites voted for Obama and with the support and turn out of people of color Obama won indicating the transformation of the face of America. All 3 marriage equality measures passed. Women are clearly a major force to be reckoned with. Is this transformation of American demographics mirrored in the Uranus Pluto square or is something else going on in the stars? What ever is going on I feel myself in total alignment and feel that all of what I fought for in the 60s has now come to pass. I am feeling something deep inside like fufillment and I am very happy! Nancy and to all of you, I feel the power of this online community and thank you!!

  237. starlight says:

    Wow! I just caught up with all your posts.

    A couple of thoughts:

    Winners – America, over the billionaire caucus that tried to buy us. The hostile takeover was thwarted!

    Latinos and African Americans – their power at the polls is becoming increasingly potent and can be ignored only at great cost.

    Climate change – Sandy not only reminded us about climate change but gave Obama a push toward reelection and a mandate to deal with this looming issue.

    Losers – rich, bigoted old white men.

  238. Rose says:

    Quote from a PEC poster:

    “Biggest surprise of the night: Puerto Rico statehood referendum apparently passes.”

    This is the first I’ve heard of this. Anybody else know more?

  239. Virginia says:

    I LOVE the billionaires losing!
    A real kick in the teeth. Let the finger-pointing and blame-placing begin. :-)

  240. barbk says:

    Francis,

    I think we have Venus to thank for your (our) happiness. Remember, she did the 2nd part of her “thing” this year. . a 2-phased occultation of the Sun, the 1st part 8 years ago. In the chart for this year’s occultation in June had Moon (women-feeling) conjunct (new cycle) Pluto (transform), both square Uranus (breakthrough).

    At that time the other asteroid goddesses were working with Venus and the Moon;, Juno was in opposition to Jupiter, Vesta trine Mars and Pallas-Athene conjunct Uranus. Can’t leave out transiting Ceres conjunct Sedna in Taurus trine Obama’s Mars (and the U.S. Neptune) at the time Venus (love) passed in front of the Sun (consciousness).

    It is part of the overall process bringing our world out of the duality form of being and into a higher level and an evenly balanced way of being. Yes, Uranus square Pluto is the umbrella under which the small steps toward evolution, symbolized by personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Sun, Moon, Mars) and societal planets (Jupiter, Saturn) and the myriad of other minor planets, exercise their influence through aspects with one another. And that’s not just for the USA either, it’s the whole world, and we are all in it together.

  241. Diane L says:

    Here’s nice list of winners from TPM . . . heh, heh, heh Makes my Liberal heart very, very happy!

    http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/11/democratic-schadenfreude-gay-rights-allen-west-karl-rove-donald-trump.php?ref=fpnewsfeed

    BTW, women, minorities & the youth are just as valid as white males IMO.

  242. alex says:

    An hour after a concession speech is no time to discuss the big, underlying reasons for a political defeat. And so at the Westin there was talk about proximate causes, especially Hurricane Sandy and how it had stopped Romney’s momentum and helped Barack Obama polish his presidential image at a critical time in the campaign. Before Sandy, Romney’s aides had watched him move up, point by point, in the national tracking polls. After Sandy, Romney slipped, Obama rose, and the race became a virtual tie.

    Some Romney aides were surprised too, especially since they had put an enormous amount of effort into tracking the hour-by-hour whims of the electorate. In recent weeks the campaign came up with a super-secret, super-duper vote monitoring system that was dubbed Project Orca. The name “Orca,” after the whale, was apparently chosen to suggest that the project was bigger than anything any other campaign, including Barack Obama’s in 2008, had ever imagined. For the project, Romney aides gathered about 34,000 volunteers spread across the swing states to send in information about what was happening at the polls. “The project operates via a web-based app volunteers use to relay the most up-to-date poll information to a ‘national dashboard’ at the Boston headquarters,” said a campaign email on election eve. “From there, data will be interpreted and utilized to plan voter turnout tactics on Election Day.”

    Orca, which was headquartered in a giant war room spread across the floor of the Boston Garden, turned out to be problematic at best. Early in the evening, one aide said that, as of 4 p.m., Orca still projected a Romney victory of somewhere between 290 and 300 electoral votes. Obviously that didn’t happen. Later, another aide said Orca had pretty much crashed in the heat of the action. “Somebody said Orca is lying on the beach with a harpoon in it,” said the aide.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/in-boston-stunned-romney-supporters-struggle-to-explain-defeat/article/2512861#.UJqGZme5VI6

  243. Virginia says:

    I suspect Rove IS in hell, along with a lot of angy billionaires to whom he made rash promises.

  244. Jackson says:

    Nancy, your credibility as an astrologer is intact. Thank you.

  245. Virginia says:

    Just not enough money and frightened, angry old white men to keep the power they consider their entitlement.

    This morning I received email from a woman who offered congratulations to me about Obama winning, then went off on a long diatribe about how depressed she and her whole family is, how she’s lost faith in god, etc. – she must be a devotee of Faux News.

    Since we just legalized marijuana here in Washington state, my first instinct was to tell her to take a bong-hit and chill out. But she made me realize there are a lot of people out there who truly believe that this is the end of the world. They are Americans too, and I wonder what will become of them, whether they will get over their disappointment and join us, or become a sort of shadow America, bitter and lost. I hope that they will get over their hatred of Obama and grasp the hand of friendship he undoubtedly will offer.

  246. Rose says:

    If you haven’t checked it out yet, the size of each state on the electoral map at PEC is distorted to emphasize its share of electoral votes. It is very different from the traditional map of the US that we see on other sites.

    http://election.princeton.edu/2012/11/07/after-the-storm/

    Once FL is colored blue, about 2/3 of the country will be blue, based on electoral votes/population. I realize that there are conservatives in states that are blue, and progressives in states that are red, but the relative proportionality of the population is clearly shown in this map.

    It is really a stunningly different visual perspective—just toggle back and forth between the map on the politics tab at MSNBC.com (or any other traditional map) and the map at PEC. One shows the size of the state, the other shows the size of the population.

    The only thing that would make it better would be to have shades of red/purple/blue to show the proportion of progressives and conservatives in each state.

    But regardless of which map you look at, the bottom line is that the Ds carried 26 states, and the Rs carried 24. This is about in line with the proportion of the popular vote, 50% to 48%.

  247. Virginia says:

    I’m all for it, except adding a 51st star to our flag would make it look kinda wonky. I guess we could take Texas up on their perpetual ‘threat’ to secede.

  248. loyalurker says:

    Boy that election was like struggling with a stuck gear shift and then suddenly last night it just slipped easily into gear without much drama or evidence of all the anxiety and frustration that preceded it.
    So now the car is in gear again and off we go under a Mercury retrograde.
    I don’t anticipate an uneventful trip for Obama but I’m relieved he’s the one in the driver’s seat for our collective journey.

    Congratulations to Starlight for calling it and for continuing to provide a map of the big picture as we attempt to navigate these crazy unmarked roads. I was noticing that there was quite a bit of noise coming from the right (Romney’s concession speech, Jersey’s gov, etc) about how important it will be going forward to work together. Lip service or is it dawning on them and their money men in corporate suits that their obstructionist strategies are backfiring? I don’t think the class struggles and fight over the steering wheel have ended, but Mother Nature is holding all the wildcards and continues to wash away with increasing Neptunian errosive power our silly sand castles of ignorance, arrogance and our ego’s interpretation of reality.

    I’m encouraged that more women are taking the helm too and hopefully won’t get stuck striving to work within a ‘male’ system that fits like an old suit, being content to move the furniture around. We all need to have the wisdom and courage to tear down what has rotten foundations and build anew where necessary. And in many cases we may not have a choice. Things don’t have to change slowly in predictable linear steps. Things can change much more rapidly and even suddenly. Global warming is teaching us that. So I expect we’ll experience that energy, this sudden gear shift, as we move forward under Uranus/Pluto and other planetary change agents.

    God speed to Obama and the rest of us.

  249. Rose says:

    Alex, that is how they are going to spin Sandy, to save face. But the polls showed R$’s momentum stopped about three weeks *before* Sandy.

    Both Nate Silver at 538 and Sam Wang at PEC wrote articles about this.

    http://election.princeton.edu/2012/10/26/ro-mentum-watch-john-dickerson-cbsslate/

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/nov-4-did-hurricane-sandy-blow-romney-off-course/

  250. Rose says:

    Harr Harr!! :D

  251. M. says:

    That big swirling sound you may be hearing is the billionaire’s millions and Karl Rove’s career being flushed down the toilet.

  252. Gypsi says:

    ain’t that the truth. Wonder what rock Rove will be hiding under tomorrow. Those billionaires can make planes crash, and bodies not be found.

  253. Francis says:

    Virginia, you bring up a great point. Those entrenched in the old paradigm feel deeply threatened. For those of us dedicated to healing I believe it is critical now to extend an open hand and an open heart and help them along. Many will transform and some will move into the shadows. Your post helped me feel for them… bleeding liberal that I am :)

  254. Rose says:

    And just in case you missed it, on Morning Schmoe this morning, they got an update about the stock market, and the analyst said the drop was *mostly* due to comments made that the situation in Europe is starting to affect Germany’s stability.

    No doubt, the pundits in the MSM will try to attribute it to PBO’s win, but that’s not the truth of the matter.

    Just wanted to make sure you all knew the truth.

  255. Andy says:

    Nancy, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me stay sane during this election. I feel like I owe you and Nate Silver each a fruit basket. I don’t know what I would have done without you two!

  256. Wennye' says:

    A very powerful message there, Loyalurker!

  257. catsandmusic says:

    Andy and all–you echo my sentiments of gratitude for this site helping keep me sane and focused during the months of lies. Don’t have time to read much upthread today, as I only got a few hours of sleep(I was afraid to go to sleep before R$ conceded–thought they might pull some dirty tricks with the voting machines or something)and have been really busy at work. Wish I had taken the day off, but it has been wonderful to be surrounded by all of the happy people here at my big “safety-net” hospital that serves the poor of my area. Hope is in the air once again!

    And to whoever suggested the blue candle, glass of H2O meditation and prayer, I did it for two nights as well, and I am sure we did a little magick too. Although I don’t know the significance of blue vs other colors or why water, I found my meditation each time to be very calming to me. Am planning to keep it up.

    Blessings and love to you all! My fire sign ascendant is really struggling to keep me in my chair and working today when I really feel like dancing.

  258. Wennye' says:

    The beauty of it all the messages and inspiration didn’t just stay here, it went out into the Universe wheather through casual conversation or bull horn wakeup words. This board is powerful people and please don’t forget. Blessings All riding the rollercoaster with ya was GREAT!

  259. kiwi says:

    On the other hand Virginia, 51 stars become a ’6′ energy – perfect for these times – there has been a ’5′ energy since 1959 – (the era that these repubs want to go back to.)

    “The most important influence of the 6 is its loving and caring nature. Properly nicknamed the motherhood number, it is all about sacrificing, caring, healing, protecting and teaching others. No family or community can function without the power of the 6 to keep them together and safe. She is the glue that keeps a family or community together.”

  260. Bob says:

    Cats,

    Do you have others wondering what’s up with you because of that silly grin plastered on your face like you’ve just fallen in luv? Are you doing the feminine version of John Travolta’s STRUT in the opening scene of “Saturday Night Fever” or do you skip along singing “Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf, big bad wolf, big bad wolf, who’s afraid of the big bad wolf, tra la la la la?

    Have a great day!

  261. kiwi says:

    Nancy, may I add my voice to the chorus of kudos for a job well done and your amazing, everpresent, spirit of generosity.
    And everyone else, I love your posts too and the efforts made to keep more on the positive side than the negative.

    I’m also giggling that so many megarich have been parted from their money. Their own little stimulus package. Unfortunately though it probably is the reason we have so many 24/7 media hired political blowhards. Their money would have been more effectively spent through taxes.

  262. Bob says:

    Checked President Obama’s chart for the Nov 27th Mars-Pluto conjunction late last night, er, early this morning. His anlunar progressed to the afternoon of the 28th has his progressed Jupiter on the Asc. I think combined with the charts for Republicans, which are all negative at that time, it is showing a victory for him then.

  263. NEOBuckeye says:

    Definitely, Diane. How many potential female voters did the Republicans turn off with their remarks about rape and their incessant carping on and on about abortion? It seems that many women voters have finally had enough. It’s time for the old white guys that are sexist, racist, etc. to put those ideas in the past where they belong, or risk being left behind entirely.

  264. teresahill says:

    Hi,
    So, all the chaos everyone saw around the election…. Was it the potential for chaos in the chart? And we stood up to it? We fought against it and won?
    Just trying to understand.
    Or is there something else coming? Like the debt ceiling fight that might well explode? Because Republicans still don’t get it?

  265. Bob says:

    Why am I younger today?

    First step on our journey but we have mile to go before we sleep.

    We have to keep our prayers and positive thoughts and actions going forward with President Obama. He (and we) will be going through 5 Uranus-Pluto squares in the next 28 months. The time period will include a midterm election. We cannot go silent now. Have to let the obstructionists in Congress know that their national career will come to an end if they continue to block efforts to move this country forward.

  266. catsandmusic says:

    More like “Happy Days are here again”!

    And everyone around me at work is happy, but on the commuter rail this morning there were some grim faces. I live in what has been called “the Utah of Massachusetts”–Scott Brown lives one town over. Oh well, they couldn’t take away my smile. It did kind of feel like the kind of euphoria when you are newly in love–and also functioning on no sleep. (although it’s been awhile–lol)

  267. NEOBuckeye says:

    Obama won on an inclusive platform, wheres Romney ran on an exclusive one. This may never have been more clear than in their post-election speeches and receptions. Romney’s audience was almost entirely white and older. Meanwhile, Obama’s audience was diverse–young AND old, white AND black, as well as Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, rich, poor–a far more genuine representation of America, which he spoke to. He even graciously extended his hand to Romney and to Republican Conservatives, which really he has done all along throughout his first term.

    The ticking time bomb in the room that Republicans and conservatives ignored since the Reagan era began rested within their focus on narrow ideology and litmus tests for purity based upon adherence to that ideology. Sooner or later, as the nation’s demographics shifted, it was destined to eventually go off. And lo and behold, it happened last night. The much glorified Ozzie and Harriet, white, patriarchal, suburban utopia world of the 1950s is truly a thing of the past and will remain so. It wasn’t even all that glorious for those who lived and benefited most from it, much less for blacks, gays and others relegated to the margins because they did not conform to a picture perfect ideal.

    If Republicans and conservatives want to survive, they are going to have to let go of the past and embrace the now. They need to come to terms with the fact that while you might not necessarily agree with everyone, you’re never going to have 100% agreement in anything in a country as diverse as ours, nor should you ever expect to have that. Conservatives are not comfortable at all with ambiguity, but that’s the theme of this 21st century world. If you hope to lead effectively in this this time and place, you had best understand that it’s all about compromise and working through similarities and differences.

  268. DPH says:

    Nancy, I want to add my thanks to those of the other members of the Starlight community. Your posts, and the shared vision of the wonderful people who post here, kept me sane through yet another election cycle!

    I’m wondering if you’ve looked at upcoming charts for Fox News, Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch lately. So many of the problems communicating and finding consensus with Republicans stem from the reality-free bubble of propaganda that Fox provides for them. I was saddened, though not surprised, to read Republican comments about the election this morning– full of grief for the fact that America doesn’t exist any more (apparently, we’re now a socialist country), and calls for impeachment of the President over Benghazi. Without some way to break Fox News’ hold on Republican voters, I find it hard to see how we’re able to work together constructively on anything. The President is so obviously a great and good man that it pains me to see him portrayed as someone so evil– and have that lie believed fervently by so many. Do you think there’s a chance that the Pluto/Uranus squares can reveal and break the Fox News universe?

  269. Diane L says:

    Very well said, NEO. My feelings exactly . . . all of us who felt marginalized are in truth no longer. We ARE the new mainstream of America.

  270. kiwi says:

    thought you all might get a chuckle from the cartoon in NZ’s main paper today:
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10845846

  271. Lorrie U says:

    Thank you, Mitzi! Nice to hear, most people just think I’m a pain in the butt.

  272. kiwi says:

    Never LorrieU!

  273. Apple says:

    Thanks to Nancy and everyone. This site has been my secret haven for years. Here’s something personal that’s pertinent to this day. Four years ago today, because of the exhilaration I felt by Obama’s election (and all that represented), I quit a 40+ year cigarette habit cold turkey. Obama’s first healthcare victory, maybe.

  274. Lorrie U says:

    I received an email from an TP/Evangelical birther (he doesn’t know I know he’s a birther, so I play innocent) saying “You won!” My “innocent” reply:

    “No, the Koch Bros., Karl Rove, Donald Trump, Sheldon Edelson and all the corporate vultures lost. They found out that people are sick of the negativity, the lack of cooperation, the lack of respect, and we don’t like people trying to buy our elections or suppress the vote.

    “We are a diverse nation made up of diverse cultures, we have all emigrated here from somewhere else. We need to embrace our diversity and accept those who are different from ourselves. It can’t be all my way or the highway and hope to survive as a united nation. The extremists will probably continue to try to divide, but hopefully they may decide to do some soul searching and become more inclusive. One can only hope.”

    I know you guys will get it, not sure he will.

  275. Gypsi says:

    best paragraph I’ve read all day comes after the bong-hit here.

  276. Lorrie U says:

    Good one! I like…

  277. NEOBuckeye says:

    Murdoch is 81 now (born March 11, 1931, Melbourne, Australia) and will be approaching his Uranus Return in 2014. Not much way of knowing how it will play out in advance, but it could coincide in a sudden illness or even complete loss of control of News Corp somehow. Maybe he suddenly gives up the reigns to one of his kids, or maybe control is seized from him? He has almost lost control of his company on a few occasions to his rivals, but has always had his allies step in to save him in time. Maybe his luck finally runs out and he gets bought out by Google or something really surprising like that.

    Uranus Returns are increasingly common now with so many people living well into their 80s and beyond, but it still generally symbolizes the completion of a full human life cycle and the end of tending to day-to-day concerns, and probably for good reason. It’s difficult to imagine even a healthy person in his mid-80s being able to keep up with the day-to-day operation of a large, multinational company. Look at the two most recent Catholic popes, John Paul II and Benedict, both of whom lived beyond their Uranus returns but demonstrated clear signs of becoming increasingly frail and weary of their public role as Pontiff. Look at Fidel Castro, whose Uranus Return seemed to coincide with him giving up oversight of Cuba to his brother Raul. Look at Rick Paterno, the now disgraced and deceased Penn State football coach, whose Uranus Return coincided with the horrible and explosive revelation of sexual abuse and imposition on young boys by his assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

    Whatever happens to Murdoch, if anything, will probably be a surprise. But even if he lasts a few more years, his time left on this Earth on this go round is statistically much shorter than he likely cares to face.

  278. Gypsi says:

    If Texas secedes at this point, I’m moving north.

  279. Lorrie U says:

    Teresa, that fits in with my theory of how changes in consciousness mitigates and changes outcomes. “As you think it, so mote it be.”

  280. Lorrie U says:

    Agree! The fight has just begun and the Pres. will continue to need our strength and support.

  281. Patty says:

    A must read:
    ‘Republicans Bet Everything, and Obama Won It All’
    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/11/republicans-bet-everything-and-obama-won-it-all.html#

    Nancy, You are the Greatest!
    Thank you so much for this Wonderful Blog!

  282. Lorrie U says:

    You echo my thoughts exactly! As long as Fox News exists with its incidious grip on minds, we cannot move out of this gridlock. It needs to be eliminated as it currently exists if we hope to move forward.

  283. Lorrie U says:

    Nancy, didn’t you say something about Reid recently, about having some difficulty? Was wondering if he succeeds in getting filabuster reform.

    Reid Gets Set to Take a Flamethrower to Republican Obstruction

    http://www.politicususa.com/harry-reid-flamethrower-senate.html

  284. Lorrie U says:

    President Obama is the 44th President of the USA. I thought you all might be interested in the following from “Master Numbers: Cycles of Divine Order” by Faith Javane:

    Master #44 = Adeptship

    “The double 4 gives reason as the directing link to higher wisdom, and offers the potential for synthesizing the mundane and the spiritual for best results in action and leadership. Master number 44 individuals are resourceful and have complete strength and mental dominion over their activities. They understand financial values, but would work more toward the attainment of spiritual progress. The number 44 is a symbol that demands great self-control and discipline, one which brings with it a heavy burden and the possibility of becoming a world influence through conforming to the immutable laws of the Cosmic Order.

    “Master number 44 people may attain this level of wholeness by controlled energy, thus enhancing their vitality and in turn activating the nerve centers in the brain. The creative energy retained within the body enables these people to attain mastery and to become illuminates. The Divine creative energy may be used either physically, mundanely, or for the highest creative ideal of Godliness.

    “Discipline is truly an act of love because it means that the seeker cares to achieve. Discipline takes time and patience, wisdom and devotion–all of these attributes constitute gifts of the spirit.”

  285. Virginia says:

    Good point – I hadn’t thought of that.

  286. Lorrie U says:

    Some more good news…Allen West has been defeated!

  287. Rose says:

    WH says POTUS called Speaker Boehner, Reid, McConnell and Pelosi last night and this morning from Chicago to talk about deficit and taxes.

  288. Gypsi says:

    Montana has been busy: Try this for the story: bit.ly/Tw962K
    Don’t know if their cure for Citizens United will stand up, but they have voted that corporations are not citizens.

  289. Gypsi says:

    good for him, going on the offense here. Especially with Boehner and McConnell who are still looking smug

  290. Sharon says:

    Congratulations!!!! Keep up the good health!

  291. Bob says:

    What a smart yellow bird! :)

  292. Rose says:

    DSCC Chair Patty Murray: “Let me repeat that: Every single Democratic incumbent won re-election last night.”

  293. Patty says:

    Obama is also a Number 11.
    Eleven (11) is a master number, it is primarily associated with creativity; this is actually a major deal within the numerological world. Essentially Obama belongs in the public eye. He is instinctive as well as brilliant with success coming via his leadership and influence of the community at large. He will make a excellent reformer, psychologist, educator, writer, or peacemaker.

  294. Rose says:

    It’s official: 2013 will be the first year in history when minorities & women are a majority of either party’s caucus in the House (Dems)!

  295. Lorrie U says:

    Athens ablaze as protesters try to storm parliament

    Petrol bombs thrown and teargas and water cannons used as 80,000 protest against proposed austerity measures

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/07/greece-austerity-protests-violence?CMP=twt_gu

  296. alex says:

    Excerpt Email:

    Seven of the filibuster reformers we supported together will be joining me in the U.S. Senate: Virginia’s Tim Kaine, Hawaii’s Mazie Hirono, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, New Mexico’s Martin Heinrich, Elizabeth Warren, Chris Murphy, and Tammy Baldwin.

    Savor these victories. Politicians don’t win elections, it’s the army of supporters and volunteers knocking on doors, placing phone calls, persuading friends, and making donations who make it happen.

    Now, thanks to your huge effort, we have a stronger team fighting for a more fair, inclusive, tolerant, forward-looking society where everyone has a shot to go as far as their talents and hard work take them.

    I’m proud to stand by your side to fight for the America we believe in.

    Thanks,
    Senator Jeff Merkley

  297. sonya says:

    You’re talking about my state of Connecticut. Linda McMahon should of used her money for charity.

  298. NEOBuckeye says:

    Rep. Alan Grayson posted this on DU:

    The Biggest Comeback in the History of the House
    We won. And our victory last night was the biggest comeback in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    In 2010, we lost by 18 points. In 2012, last night, we won by 25 points, 62.5% to 37.5%. That’s a 43-point swing, back to victory.

    No one has ever done that before. We made history.

    Our polling shows that we won every county, every municipality, every race, every age group, every language group and each gender. We won it all.

    So to every voter, thank you.

    More… http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251233023

  299. Bob says:

    Looking at how well the Ladies did last night (and today) maybe we can get the GOP to wage another war on women. For years I have wanted to see gender equality in numbers in our Congress. It probably won’t happen in my lifetime but this is encouraging.

  300. kiwi says:

    He is such a hard worker. Not even taking a single day to rest in glory, but right back and – fired up, ready to go.

  301. kiwi says:

    is he talking about just his race margin, or broader?

  302. Jackson says:

    Murdoch and News Corporation are busy trying to make a play for the bankrupt Tribune Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Orlando Sentinel, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Harper Courant, Newsday, the Baltimore Sun, some other papers and a raft of television stations. I really don’t see that going well, especially given the nakedly partisan nature of Fox News Channel, and the changes Murdoch has wreaked on the once-respected Wall Street Journal. Not to mention the News Corp scandals with its English papers.

  303. Gypsi says:

    It is good to come here. Facebook is iffy right now..

  304. pisca says:

    Earlier this afternoon I read that at least 10 House seats have yet to be called, most leaning Democrat. Absentee/provisional ballots remain uncounted ( and in some cases “missing” lol) in many states and it may be weeks before some House races are decided. However, while msm obsesses over the fact that the GOP maintained a majority, the size of that majority seems to have decreased. Consider that the current House has 242 GOP members; at this point the incoming GOP reps is 233. Also, at least a few teabaggers/scumbags were not reelected. The House doesn’t look so bad after all!

  305. Wennye' says:

    Awesome..there may be hope for me! Blessings

  306. NEOBuckeye says:

    I think this was just about his congressional race, kiwi, but it’s still interesting to note anyway, particularly in light of the GOP holding onto the House. Grayson definitely made a huge comeback, and we could definitely use his voice in Congress.

  307. Duchess of Gadsden says:

    Romney stopped moving up in the national tracking polls on October 13. Perhaps his inner circle were only looking at the delusional pollsters. Just look at Nate Silver’s chart at http://www.fivethirtyeight.com, and it’s clear that the best Romney ever did was 49.1%, and that was still behind Obama.

    Obama led all the way.

  308. starlight says:

    I started a new thread to announce the talk I am giving Saturday.

    http://starlightnews.com/wordpress/2012/11/giving-a-talk-on-saturday/

  309. starlight says:

    We gained 9 so far? Do you know if any of those “lean Democrat” seats would be takeovers from the GOP?

  310. starlight says:

    “The Republican health care plan: don’t get sick. And if you do, die quickly.”

    One for the ages. I love that man!!

  311. starlight says:

    Wow!

  312. starlight says:

    The planets look very strong in early January. I have hope for this. After what McConnell said about continuing to be a %^$&** I think Reid has to go after the filibuster and the independent hold.

  313. Wennye' says:

    ah love, go for it!!
    “I really feel like dancing.”

  314. Connie says:

    Oh wow indeed! And Alan Grayson is back in Congress from a ‘new’ Florida district!

  315. Rose says:

    All those angry old white men will die off eventually, Bob. This is their last stand.

  316. ScorpioX3 says:

    Yes He Did!!

  317. ScorpioX3 says:

    You are right; what I meant was that the should leave (the political) stage right and not come back again.

  318. ScorpioX3 says:

    I noticed the same, Will. And you know if we did, millions of others did too. My mind’s eye saw it as a perfect illustration of Pluto (Romney) vs Uranus (Obama).

  319. KIM says:

    one is mine–Maffei/Buerkle. Maffei ahead by 13000. 21, 000 absentee ballots to count….I hope Maffei takes it back, he last it to her in 2010 by 648 votes. I believe he has a bigger margin than last time before the absentee votes were counted.

  320. mima says:

    I share your thoughts. I have come to this site over and over when I have felt doubtful. I think astrology is like math and, sadly, I have never been good at math and that renders me incapable of fully understanding it but I totally trust it. I’m glad that there are serious astrologers like Nancy who practice their craft with integrity. I also love the people who comment in this site, so many great insights:) I think everyone pulled through in this election and were all so reassuring. Thank you!

  321. barbk says:

    Love this; thanks Lorrie!