Teh Squeaky Wheel
And the day begins! MidTermElectionAgeddon! The most important election of our lifetimes, again! Will America come to its senses or continue down the Orange Man’s dark racist path?
Exit question: What are the odds that 2020 will be the most important election of our lifetimes?
Good luck, Sven. I hope the Earth survives the day and is not ravaged by Gia for voting R (but that they do in fact vote R).
Let’s hope so, Mac.
Heya, Sven and Mac!
It’s always the most important election of our lives. (Which would be much less the case if we didn’t have too damn much gummint at every level…)
I’m resigned to pulling the lever for GOPOS Brian Kemp for governor because the race is polling so close and Abrams is even worse. In GA state/local elections, the winner must get 51% of the votes; hope Kemp can pull this off so there won’t be a need for a runoff. (There’s an LP candidate whose polling at 1–2.4%, which is within the margin of error between the two big government candidates.)
To hell with the Democrat and Republican parties; our Founders warned us about political parties…
There are a number of Republicans it deeply offends me to support but even more than in 2016 I feel I must vote against the Democrats, all of them. The shift to leftist thugs and Brownshirt action just poses too great a threat.
It has been fun seeing Elena get very worked up about politics for the last three years. The Spanish channels hate Trump and the news is nonstop how terrible Trump is. We have a daily joke as she turns on her news and it is rarely more than a minute or so before they are lamenting about Trump. I don’t understand the Spanish but as soon as we hear his name we shout “Trump!” and it is almost always the latest outrage. She was never much for politics or news beyond human interest stories but she records and watches several news shows on different channels every day now. She well understands the serious threat we are facing. We will be watching the results tonight for sure.
I would think your wife must have an interesting perspective on things, Mac.
It is interesting, Sven. She does not understand many of the issues but she will see there is something wrong with what they are pushing on the news so she will come and ask me about it. I try to explain and show her numbers or videos as I want her to keep questioning everything. Her older sister and father are republican but one younger sister and her husband are strong democrats and hate Trump. It is interesting to hear about Elena arguing politics with them. She never used to pay much attention.
There are some issues she has moved to the right on. I told her long ago before the recession that illegal immigration was not a big issue at the time but if jobs got tight it would become a much bigger deal and she noticed that happen and mentioned it. She and her family sacrificed much to come here legally and while she cares about the poor in Mexico she is a proud American now and understands the danger of uncontrolled illegal immigration, though she is aless strident than I am.
A smart woman, Mac, with a questioning mind. And good instincts --
Happy I’m Glad the Election Will Finally Be Over Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, Mac, and Fatwa!
In CA, we have the choice of voting for Diane Feinstein, Kevin DeLeon, or skipping the vote entirely, for Senator. Talk about a lack of choices! Of course that was the planned outcome when the top-two primary referendum was passed.
I took someone’s advice and voted against the incumbent in those cases.
LambiePieK and I recently returned from selecting from our meager choices re which shitheads will rule us next. (My nose is sore from holding it so hard at our polling place.)
To repeat an answer Dad once gave regarding his opinion of a different Hobson’s Choice of people, “That’s like asking me to express a preference between syphilis and gonorrhea.”
I was glad to see the local voting machines will still accept “FUCK THEM BOTH” in the write-in field. 🙂
I really hope that gun-grabbing, Joo-hating Abrams gets her Brobingnagian fundament handed to her on a platter…but I suspect that race will go to a run-off next month.
At times, that’s all you can do, Fatwa.
I read that there were problems with the voting machines at an elementary school in Snellville -- they didn’t have extension cords and the batteries soon ran down. It apparently took quite a while to get the cords to the polling place.
I’ve heard that and that the cords were actually onsite but weren’t attached / plugged in for some reason. We’ll see which version turns out to be accurate, I hope.
Why does it sometimes feel more like a “Calvin and Hobson’s” choice?
Perhaps the Calvinball-like rules?
The men whom the people ought to choose to represent them are too busy to take the jobs. But the politician is waiting for it. He’s the pestilence of modern times. What we should try to do is make politics as local as possible. Keep the politicians near enough to kick them. The villagers who met under the village tree could also hang their politicians to the tree. It’s terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hung today. -- G.K. Chesterton
Oh, I don’t know. Government is just another name for all those things that we all do together.
Like drinking, smoking and tellin’ tall tales on the patio at teh Mountain Redoubt? Now that’s government I could support.
It’s looking like liberal tears will be in short supply tonight although I’m sure there will still be some quivering lips and a few garments rended. On the other hand, I think we were all prepared for four shitty years under Hillary! so the Republicans losing the House is a small matter comparatively speaking.
What will be interesting tomorrow is watching teh Left pat themselves on the back for taking back the House, which is what, historically speaking, happens like every midterm. They’ll be so proud of themselves, like they are Frodo on Mt. Doom.
“I guess it depends on what the definition of “wave” is.”