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2.20.2008

Number Crunching

From the Update: "EARLY VOTING - Yesterday was the first day to cast ballots early for the March 4 primaries, and voting was heavy. According to Elections Administrator Lannie Noble, 230 votes were cast, including 127 in the Republican Primary and 103 in the Democratic Primary." I think that's probably a good estimate of the actual Republican/Democrat breakdown in Wise County: Republican: 55.3%% Democrat: 44,7% Edit: Holy crap! Can these numbers be right for Tarrant County's early voting? Total votes:10,439 Democrats: 7,396 Republican: 3,043 ------------------- And I also saw that Embarq is hosting a reception for Phil King. On the very same week that my office switches over to Embarq, they stab me in the back. I bet they are even going to take my firm's first month Internet payment and endorse it over to him as a campaign contribution.

42 comments:

M&M said...

Barry, I think you should attend and be the heckler we read about in tomorrows update that gets escorted out by security.

Anonymous said...

Hey at least King keeps his indiscretions out in the open, unlike Clinton who kept his under the desk, er, table! Wait, I slammed both sides, didn't I? Oh well, "I don't like anybody very much". (Kingston Trio reference).

Anonymous said...

well it just goes to show that phil is in the pocket for the big bussiness instead of the comon man and woman tht lives in wise and parker counties. i wonder who will host a reciption next all though you can bet it will be somebody that expects him to jump when they say jump

vote for honesty vote for joe tison

Anonymous said...

Its an old joke, but we are unique in that Phil King is the best State Representative (that money can buy)!

Anonymous said...

Embarq too? How many other big firms will emerge for King?

Whether Tison wins or not, he's made the King of do nothing nervous.

That is worth something.

Can't we just picture the sweet reception at the Civic Center? Everybody in the Republican party will bring their church congregations.

Anonymous said...

Wise County is only 44.7% liberal weenie? I thought it would have been a lot higher than that.

Anonymous said...

practice saying" don't tase me bro"

Anonymous said...

Barry,

speaking of politics, I was going to vote for Sheriff Walker, but I hear is about to be married. He is not a very good politician, or he would have waited till after the election to get hitched.

Anonymous said...

Here's a number to crunch.

12-21-2012

Anonymous said...

I think the common man or voter should go to the Embarq reception to remind Phil King how he never does anything for us In Wise County. And for having the out right nerve, we can tell the host we are going to switch to cell phones and dump Embarq!

Wise County voters need to do the State of Texas a huge favor and get rid of this guy who is costing us $$$$$$ on higher electric bills. Is he working with our telephone company for higher phone bills?

The reason why more Republicans went to vote the first day than Democrats was to vote for Joe Tison!

It is going to be a big turnout in Wise/Parker county.

A perfect time to stage a protest outside the Decatur Civic Center.

Anonymous said...

Democrats are more 35% to 65%Republican in voting in Wise County. In the 2004 Democratic Primary they voted a little over 20% for John Kerry. Not so liberal and will not go for Obama either.

Anonymous said...

How can Embarq host a reception for King at the Decatur Civic Center where early voting is going on?

mzchief said...

I voted yesterday around 2:30 and was the ONLY voter the entire time I was there. I did find it rather odd that I was asked to identify whether I was voting Republican or Democrat and the old lady doing the asking looked SCANDALIZED when I said, "Probably both." Fortunately, there is a ballot setting for people who vote for both. Since that is the case, why is there ANY need for election personnel to ask voters if they will be voting Republican or Democrat?

Anonymous said...

I shake my head in deep sorrow at you all for believing it's a party that's the problem and that by changing party's your problems will be over.

It has absoultely nothing to do with wheither you are Republican,Democrat,Martian or whatever.

The problem is the person and greed for power,money and self gratification that drives individuals to various levels in Government and the party is nothing more than means to an end.

It's been proven year after year since we were all born and will continue long after we're all gone.

Anonymous said...

The higher turnout of dems in Tarrant is because the repubs were working.

Anonymous said...

Dump King Phil.

Anonymous said...

10:12 - That would be about the end of Obama's first term and the end of life on the planet as we know it. The only way to get around it is to vote for McCain.

Anonymous said...

Well, the Republicans had better get a clear view of McCain's VP choice. McCain probably won't last a year in office - he's too old.

And I guess his lisp is from bad dentures.

Anonymous said...

From a statistical perspective, you can not derive the percentages of Reps vs. Dems based on these numbers.

There are 2 major reasons why:

1. Nothing prevents a true-blue Rep from voting in the Dem primary. The opposite is also true. For example, I'm a Rep, but I'm going to vote in the Dem primary for Obama. I want Obama to win TX because I think McCain has a better chance of beating him in Nov. then Hillary. I think if Hillary wins TX, she'll be up against McCain in Nov. and she will probably win. That's just my personal logic, apply your own as you wish. After all, its a free country.

2. The Dem primary is much more heated and emotional than the Rep primary. This has a tendency to bring out the vote in bigger numbers. I suggest most Reps have less enthusiasm as a group and as a result, the Rep numbers will be under-represented in the numbers.

Double Fake Linear Regression

Anonymous said...

Usually I vote dem because all of the local candidates run on the dem ticket. But, vote rep on the general election. Therefore one could say I'm a democrat who usually votes republican.

Anonymous said...

10:34 - so true about power and greed, and these folks want us to swallow that they want to be "public" servants.

What a crock!

rpm said...

Just say no to Phil King.

mzchief said...

Approximately 1.1 MILLION Democrats and 400 THOUSAND Republicans voted in the Wisconsin primary. From what I have observed, it has been fairly commonplace for at least TWICE as many Democrats to vote in the primaries/caucuses as Republicans. This has been especially true since McCain became the OBVIOUS winner of the Republican nomination. It is rather telling when you can get MORE people to turn up to vote AGAINST a candidate/Hillary than you can to get to vote FOR a candidate.

Though I cast my vote for Bush in 2004 I voted AGAINST Kerry.

Anonymous said...

Don't really know what candidates I will officially be voting for. I really like the idea of the DA being a local product born and raised in good ol' wise county. Somebody told me James Stainton is a product of our county. Does anyone know where from?

Anonymous said...

MZ - Good point. But the repubs must be satisfied to let the dems vote in all of their candidates for state and local. That is curious.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean mzchief is really mzcrap?


Voting in the Primary Elections

If you are a registered voter in the state of Texas, you will simply choose your party and vote in that party's primary. To explain, we do not register by party in Texas. One becomes "affiliated" with a party by voting in a party's primary and the affiliation lasts for that primary year. As an example, if a voter voted in the March 2006 primary or April 2006 runoff primary, the voter affiliated with that party for the rest of that year, but on December 31, 2006 the affiliation expired. The affiliation means that the person may not vote in another party’s primary or participate in another party’s convention or sign an independent candidate’s petition for place on the ballot if the independent candidate’s position appears on the primary ballot. Note that in the general election in November, a voter may vote for whomever he/she wishes, regardless of how or whether he/she voted in the primary or runoff primary election, since all candidates are on the same ballot.

http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/voter/primary.shtml

I don't believe you can legally vote in both primaries

Anonymous said...

James Stainton is a graduate of Boyd High School!!!!!!!!! Top of the line kid.

Anonymous said...

2:39 - She was referring to the WISCONSIN primar.

Anonymous said...

3:07 - Please go check mzchief's original claim: that she told the poll person she (mzchief) wanted to vote in BOTH primaries. I know most half-intelligent voters know this is illegal as pointed out by 2:39 who cited the Texas election law. So I don't know who's at fault, mzchief for being so stupid that she thot she could vote in both or the election person who apparently didn't adequately communicate with mzchief. Probably because mzchief didn't stop talking long enough to hear the answer.

gern blansten said...

in response to an earlier post that said "44 percent of Wise County is Liberal weenies?"
No, because a vast number of those democrats are more than likely conservatives, since they live in a conservative area of the country. You liberal weenies are in a VAST minority!
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

ahem...

love,
gern

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that we seem to have people here that don't know how the system works and/or the difference between the primaries in March and the General Elections in Nov.

In the primaries...in March...you can vote as a Republican...and select Republican candidates for the general election in November.

OR

In the primaries...in March...you can vote as a Democrat...and select Democratic candidates for the general election in November.

If you vote as a Republican, you will have only Republican choices to select from. If you vote as a Democrat, you will have only Democrats to select from.

No, you may not vote as both a Republican and a Democrat in a given primary. That's why the election official stamps your voter's registration card with either "Voted in the Republican Primary" or "Voted in the Democratic Primary".

In the general election...in November...the 4th this year...the winner of the Republican primary in March for a given office will run against the winner of the Democratic primary in March.

There could potentially be other names on the general election ballot representing other less influential parties or no particular party at all(Independents).

It is also possible there will be only one name on the general election ballot in November for a given office. That is referred to as "running unopposed". (No, not "having a runny nose")

In the general election, the voter can vote for any individual pre-printed on the ballot, none at all or write in Barry's name. The last is referred to as a "write in vote".

I realize this is a basic description of the process and is limited to how it works here in the great state of Texas(also known as God's Country), but hopefully a few of you will become more enlightened in the election process.

Bottomline, vote people, a lot of blood has been shed and a lot of lives lost to preserve this basic, fundamental right of all persons 18 or older in these United States.

Remember that when you are marking your ballots.

Double Fake Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

gern - you're very correct about there being few democrats or liberals in Wise Co. Fortunately, there are many more in the rest of the country and it will be those states that turn the presidential election for Obama - even without Wise Co support.

Bulldog said...

Is Marilyn Belew going for the Rita Hayworth look with her pictures in her campaign propaganda?

and.....DUH Mzcrapola

mzchief said...

MY BAD!
I THOUGHT everyone would get the JOKE that first caught the old woman off guard when I said "Probably Both." As for the need to ask a voter which primary, why not just let the voter electronically indicate their party affiliation when they enter the electronic voting booth RATHER than ask.

The old lady did chuckle when I said goodbye and see you soon because there is no point in voting early if you do not plan on voting OFTEN.

Anonymous said...

Phil King has a new mailer out today with a quote from one of Brenda Bosecker's letters to the editor. I'm thinking she is a plant specifically designed for generating ads such as these.

Either way, "she" claims a clean campaign by King, but the top if this mailer, right above her gushing letter is the line: "The liberals would love to defeat Republican Phil King." I fixed the capitalization, as every word is capitalized. By referring to people as what is an epithet in modern terms, how is he running a "clean" campaign?

Anonymous said...

McCain will win the Republican nomination, so there is no point in voting in that primary unless you are voting against a specific candidate. Since I wanted to vote AGAINST Phil King, I chose to vote in the Republican primary. That explains why there are so many more Democrat votes in Tarrant county.

I just hope the higher number of Republican votes in Wise county are an indicator that Phil King is gonna get taken behind the woodshed in this primary.

Anonymous said...

5:58, Sorry, I forgot to add the word weenie.

Anonymous said...

mzchief....you are caught in a lie and trying to pass it off as a joke. You declare your party in a primary in the event there is a runn-off. Since it is still a secret ballot, the only way to know if you are able to vote in the run-off is to mark the registration book which primary you voted in. If you voted in the democratic primary, you cannot vote in a republican run-off election. It is confirmed....you are full of crap!

mzchief said...

EXCUSE THE HECK OUT OF YOU!
Sir/Madame, PRIOR to EVER calling anyone a liar you bloody well had best have some FACTS to back up such an accusation. I STATED it was a JOKE and unless you have evidence to the contrary you are NOTHING more than a sack of flesh wrapped filth whose parents would have better served the world to have smothered you as an infant.

I have been accused of MANY things but a liar is not one of them.

Piss of sleaze ball.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

I am not calling you a liar... but what the heck does this mean...

"I did find it rather odd that I was asked to identify whether I was voting Republican or Democrat and the old lady doing the asking looked SCANDALIZED when I said, "Probably both." Fortunately, there is a ballot setting for people who vote for both."

What ballot in a primary for people who vote for both? Never heard of it.

mzchief said...

To Mike Honcho...
The "Fortunately, there is a ballot setting for people who vote for both." was more absurdity/hyperbole indicating that I did indeed STILL get to vote even after having said "Probably both."

MY BAD for presuming to believe that people would be able to DETECT humour when it is presented as ABSURDITY.

HOPEFULLY, no one TRULY believes Barry has had ELEVEN wives and that the NUMEROUS skanks he has declared as wife # whichever is indeed a past spouse or believes the teachers having sex with their students should be punished based upon whether or not they are "hot."

Anonymous said...

mzchief...you can call me any name you wish but it doesn't change the fact you were caught in a lie. You are just as boorish on this blog as you are in person....oh yea, you can drop the British spelling crap, it impresses no one