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Old 11-03-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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From 1940 to until the 2004 presidential election, if the Redskins won their last game prior to the election, the incumbent party won. If they lost the incumbents lost. With the 2004 election, this predictor has been right 94.4% of the time:

kare11.com | Twin Cities, MN | Monday Night Football game could predict Presidential election

Score of tonight's Redskins game, at the two minute warning:

Steelers - 23
Redskins - 6
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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They lost in 2004, Bush won. Oh well.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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The trend continued up to 2004 when the Packers beat the Redskins. However President Bush went on to win a second term in the White House.
Actually, Bush lost but flipped Ohio, thereby stealing another term, so the trend remains PERFECT from 1940 to 2008.

Amazing! And THANKS PITTSBURGH!
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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If only you had evidence to back up your hysterical claim.

How's this for predictions?

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Old 11-03-2008, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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If only you had evidence to back up your hysterical claim.
Evidence that Ohio was stolen has carefully been researched by numerous sources. One of the best at researching it is Bob Fitrakis.

Proof that the machines were hacked is hard to come by. Mathematically exit polls have NEVER been more wrong than they were in 2004 Ohio. Ken Blackwell (Sec. of State) insured no prying eyes would see any proof of this, as well as Rove working on winning Ohio (with the help of Blackwell and Diebold e-voting) two years in advance.

But anyway, from 1940 to tonight, the Redskins have never broken the streak, only the neocons could do it, and they had to cheat
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:55 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas
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That's right, when the magic predictor suddenly has a flaw, immediately point fingers at the GOP and scream "they cheated!"

It was a football game between a team with a chance at the super bowl versus a team that might make the playoffs. To pin your hopes on a football game is foolish to say the least.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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LOL, go Steelers. Not that I believe in lucky charms... but they're fun! And, I gotta admit I'm wearing my lucky socks today.

Shhhhhh, don't tell, but I'm going just a little bit "rogue" too! And no I'm not telling what article of clothing that refers to... some things are better off left a secret!

Of course, I have to take a second for a serious message. Here it is: Luck doesn't win elections, votes do. OK, message over.

Now go put on your lucky socks and carry your lucky newspaper down to your lucky voting poll. Stand in the lucky line and cast your lucky ballot. And with any luck.... your candidate will win.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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I'm a big Redskins fan, but if a Redskins loss is what it takes, well, I'm glad the Steelers won!
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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That's right, when the magic predictor suddenly has a flaw, immediately point fingers at the GOP and scream "they cheated!"

It was a football game between a team with a chance at the super bowl versus a team that might make the playoffs. To pin your hopes on a football game is foolish to say the least.
You could look it up. The transcripts from the depositions given in court in Ohio are quite clear about how the 'cheating' occurred.

No one is pinning their hopes on a football game. It is just another of those interesting bits of trivia compiled by folks who like that stuff.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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I'm a big Redskins fan, but if a Redskins loss is what it takes, well, I'm glad the Steelers won!
I'm a Steelers fan, and if a Steelers win means a Obama win. Kick ass for me!
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