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The Al Franken team announced today that under its special recount tracking methodology, Franken’s ahead by 22 votes over that cock Norm Coleman! The maths here seem rather terrible: “The Franken camp’s methodology involves taking down the opinions of the local election officials regarding the challenged ballots, and assuming that all the challenges will result in those local officials being upheld by the state canvassing board.” Nah, they just read Nate Silver’s projection and shaved off a few votes, to make it look authentic. [TPM Election Central]

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  1. I’m confused. The people in this state can physically count 10,000+ lakes, but they can’t count optically scanned ballots where some computer actually does the counting??? I’m starting to question the veracity of their license plate slogan.

  2. [re=190150]StephanieInCA[/re]: So is the contrapositive true? If (s)he looks dirty, she’s clean? Cause if it is, you just took a huge load off of my mind.

  3. At this point, does it matter? We can’t get to 60.

    I hope Al loses. Ever since the bastard dropped me as a friend on Facebook, I could care less about his little Senate race…

  4. Couldn’t have Franken ran for School Board first or something? The guy’s got about 1000 years worth of fun-packed negative publicity behind him. I mean, ya Coleman is TERRIBLE, but Franken isn’t exactly the Messiah of the Great North, here.

  5. [re=190177]monty[/re]: Well if they don’t have 10,000 lakes, they need to change their license plate slogan to ‘Home of weird homo-hating little black man Prince (or whatever the hell he calls himself now)’. Too long??

  6. I hate Norm, fer sure, but this has gone on long enough. 22 votes? Doubtful. A year ago, I might have compromised on Garrison Kellior, but his act has grown stale. Let the baby have his bottle. If MN thinks they didn’t get crap during Coleman’s first term, just wait til they see how bad it is during his second.

  7. Minnesotans will give crazy candidates a lot of slack. Exhibit A, the awful Sen. Mark Dayton. Exhibit B, Jesse Ventura. It’s how we pass the long winters up here: find wierdos, put ’em in office, and stand back and watch. Oh, fer th’ fun!

    FWIW, true dis: a female friend claims to have been recently hit on by Coleman. She says Coleman propositions about every halfway woman he meets (my friend would qualify), more or less reflexively, about 20 minutes after meeting her. His wife’s being around is no deterrent; they have an understanding.

  8. [re=190249]WadISay[/re]: I believe Norm thinks he’s a charmer but has he looked in the mirror lately? He ain’t exactly channeling Humphrey Bogart–hell, Jack Black has probably seen more vaginas than Norm. Plus his name is “Norman Bertram”–not exactly the kind of name you want to be yelling in the throes of …. well, EVER!

    [re=190252]smellyal8r[/re]: No, all the men are not good looking. See above.

  9. [re=190255]Cape Clod[/re]: I’m with you here. That image makes me want to claw out my eyeballs. I’d take an image of Franken in bed with Arianna Huffington from Politically Incorrect over this one.

  10. [re=190249]WadISay[/re]:
    I dated a girl who worked at the law office that supported Norm during his first run. They basically paid him to run for the Senate. She said the same thing about Norm and his lawyer buddies and she was pretty sick of getting hit on. Slime, all of them.

    [re=190157]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]:
    New Minnesota license plate logo: At least we ain’t Texas.

  11. CONGRATS SENATOR FRANKEN! YOU’VE DONE GOOD! THE US SENATE NEEDS MEN LIKE YOU! COLEMAN IS A SORE LOSER! LOOK AT HIM WHINING LIKE A LITTLE GIIIIRRRRRRL! FRANKEN FOR PRESIDENT!!!

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