Back to the drawing board

 

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24 Responses to “Back to the drawing board”

  1. khal spencer Says:

    Bit of that old election returns hangover, eh? I recall the night on Long Island when Reagan pounded Mondale. A bunch of us grad students from the geology dept were really drunk by the end of it and throwing dirty socks at the TV. I nearly missed a curve in the VW Rabbit, which would have put the car at 30 mph into Long Island Sound. I suppose had I done that, I could have run for the Senate from Massachusetts…..

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Mad Dog for president!

  3. Debby, north of Crestone Says:

    Bad day to be a Democrat, but I’m glad to see our bicycle colleagues doing well. I still have my copy of Merrifield’s book “Colorado Gonzo Rides” that I bought in 1993 when I moved to Colorado. Lot of great rides in that book.

  4. Larry T. Says:

    The stupidity of yesterday really makes me think of just staying on this side of the Atlantic. Now we’ll get all kinds of crackpot legislation that Obama will have to veto…how does that improve things?

  5. khal spencer Says:

    Just shoot me….

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/06/upshot/states-benefiting-most-from-obamas-health-law-elected-republicans.html

    • Larry T. Says:

      Ya gotta hand to the Repugs…they’ve been very skilled at getting people to vote against their own self-interest. Like taxes on the 1%, Cletus and Brandeen think they might win the lottery one day, so they fear paying a lot of tax and vote to keep taxes low on the plutocrats. As a friend who lived in Arkansas for awhile used to say, – they’ll put a jar in the local Stop & Rob soliciting donations for lil’ Billy’s kidney transplant, all while screaming “keep the gummint out of my dadburn medicare!” and rejecting all kinds of that awful “socialism” that Caribou Barbie screeches about. I’m gradually starting not to care if these morons get the government they vote for but starting to resent it being forced on ME by these same knuckleheads.

      • khal spencer Says:

        According to this morning’s NPR, youth and minority voting was down precipitously, while middle aged white folks, i.e., the Cletus Spruckler vote, turned out in droves, which helps explain Iowa**. No one would ever think this was a backlash against that colored, Kenyan-socialist guy in the White House, eh?
        ** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/05/joni-ernst-conspiracies_n_6104820.html

        It really makes me wonder how far the general public will go. down the road of self destruction. AFAIC, Caribou Barbie was just too dumb for her own good. There are smart political folks out there with plenty of resources, such as the Koch Bros.

        And Schickelgruber only needed about 30% of the vote to take over. Lest I forget to invoke Godwin’s Law….

      • Larry T. Says:

        Little question of her being a bought-and-paid-for shill for the Koch Bros. I heard her stay screwball stuff like this during the Repug debates in Iowa and was amazed when she emerged the winner in the primary. But obviously the ‘Pugs knew what they were doing since she’ll be up there with ol’ Chuck Grassely now, representing the corporate powers that exploit Cletus and Brandeen out in the countryside of Ioway.

      • khal spencer Says:

        Ballad of this election.

      • Larry T. Says:

        And according to this
        http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2012/10/10/want-a-better-economy-history-says-vote-democrat/
        the Repugs even have the 1% voting and spending millions against their own self-interest! Their propaganda machine is truly amazing…proving once again what my wife always says?

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