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Sven
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Sven

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?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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G’day, GN! 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… Read more »

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

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.

Sven
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Sven

I took someone’s advice and voted against the incumbent in those cases.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hiya, PAddy! 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… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

At times, that’s all you can do, Fatwa.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

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.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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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.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Why does it sometimes feel more like a “Calvin and Hobson’s” choice?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Perhaps the Calvinball-like rules?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Exactly!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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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

Concur.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Well said.

Sven
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Sven

Oh, I don’t know. Government is just another name for all those things that we all do together.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Like drinking, smoking and tellin’ tall tales on the patio at teh Mountain Redoubt? Now that’s government I could support.

Sven
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Sven

Exactly.

Sven
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Sven

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.

Sven
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Sven

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.

Sven
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Sven

“I guess it depends on what the definition of “wave” is.”