Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Never Going Back to Buttholeville

Never going, never going backbackbackback back to Buttholeville.

This is one of those few moments in life where you'll remember exactly what you did, where you were, who you spent it with, the feelings you felt for the rest of your life.

It is a tragedy that Toot will not be able to see her boy today. May she Rest in Peace.

Obama's grandmother dies a day before election

Hope. Change. Competence.



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My election predictions:

Obama by 4 points in the popular vote

Obama gains 320-ish electoral votes

Senate: Dem total = 57

House: Dems pick up 22 seats.

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Daily Kos: STFIL!

To the "youth vote"... THEY think you are lazy and undisciplined and distractable.

Prove them wrong.

Stay. The. Fuck. In. Line.

To the "African-American vote"... THEY think you are lazy and undisciplined and easy to intimidate.

Prove them wrong.

Stay. The. Fuck. In. Line.

To the "Jewish vote"... THEY think you are stupid and old and fragile.

Prove them wrong.

Stay. The. Fuck. In. Line.

To the "Latino vote"... THEY think you are racist and too busy picking their lettuce for $50 and hour.

Prove them wrong.

Stay. The. Fuck. In. Line.

To the "Hillary vote"... THEY think you can't tell a uterus from a policy position.

Prove them wrong.

Stay. The. Fuck. In. Line.

To the "Gay vote"... many of THEM wish THEY were you, but that's another rant.

Stay the fuck in line and don't settle for a provisional ballot unless you ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO.

Provisional ballots WILL NOT be counted on election night and therefore will not be part of the "winner" narrative and since you did stay the fuck in line lets get your vote the fuck counted now.

WE have the right and stamina to finish what we started and WE can hear Lady McBeth whispering in our ears, "But screw your courage to the sticking-place, and we'll not fail." (which is lofty, not-real-American edujewmicated, Shakespeare for STAY THE FUCK IN LINE!)

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Some historical perspective. From the Onion.

Frightening in its accuracy.

January 17, 2001

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over' | The Onion - America's Finest News Source:
"WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that 'our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over.'"

Bush swore to do "everything in [his] power" to undo the damage wrought by Clinton's two terms in office, including selling off the national parks to developers, going into massive debt to develop expensive and impractical weapons technologies, and passing sweeping budget cuts that drive the mentally ill out of hospitals and onto the street.

"You better believe we're going to mix it up with somebody at some point during my administration," said Bush, who plans a 250 percent boost in military spending. "Unlike my predecessor, I am fully committed to putting soldiers in battle situations. Otherwise, what is the point of even having a military?"

On the economic side, Bush vowed to bring back economic stagnation by implementing substantial tax cuts, which would lead to a recession, which would necessitate a tax hike, which would lead to a drop in consumer spending, which would lead to layoffs, which would deepen the recession even further.

"Finally, the horrific misrule of the Democrats has been brought to a close," House Majority Leader Dennis Hastert (R-IL) told reporters. "Under Bush, we can all look forward to military aggression, deregulation of dangerous, greedy industries, and the defunding of vital domestic social-service programs upon which millions depend. Mercifully, we can now say goodbye to the awful nightmare that was Clinton's America.
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3 comments:

davyproctorboy said...

JHW---By the way, do you like the use of H is your name? From yesterday: Yes, I think competence will return to government under Obama. As far as Afghanistan is concerned: OBL, assuming he is alive, is most probably not in Afghanistan. No Afghans were 9-11ers. The majority were Saudis. As insane as the Taliban was, there is no moral justification for having killed one Afghani over 911. Not one. I am sure you will happy to know I voted today for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in decades, since, I think, McGovern....

Anonymous said...

This has been the longest day ever and there's still hours to go.
Got the Celebration Ale on ice, just waiting for the good news.
Looking forward to celebrating at the Fillmore in a couple weeks.
Cheers!
Peter G.

JPW said...

davy, I couldn't me more proud of your vote for Obama. And don't worry, Prop h8te will be flipped by the Cali Supreme Court.

A new day is upon us.

I'm really looking foward to that Fillmore celebration too, Peter!