It’s flat crazy out there

Michael “McGet” McGettigan, director and owner of Trophy Bikes in Philly, doesn’t want any pesky punctures to prevent people from pedaling to the polls. | Photo courtesy Michael McGettigan, Trophy Bikes

Record-setting early and absentee voting numbers indicate “a great deal of enthusiasm and interest” among New Mexican voters in this midterm election, says one Duke City pollster.

This reflects what I heard from a poll worker when I threw the bums out the other day. Is it good news? Bad news? We’ll find out tomorrow evening, or Wednesday, depending on how close a thing it is.

Both parties were turning them out, but the Donks have the numbers in the early going, and New Mexico has a lot more registered Donks than Elefinks. You can get down in the Land of Enchantment’s political weeds over at Joe Monahan’s place.

Herself has been working the phones and going door to door, and she reports mostly positive interactions with The People, many of whom seem energized by the antics of Il Douche.

Charlie Pierce, meanwhile, is in Kansas, which he considers a bellwether for whether the ruthless avarice and ignorance that helped steer The Republic up to the hubs into a quagmire of orange sewage has overstayed its welcome.

All will be made known after the polls close tomorrow. Well, maybe not all. But we’ll certainly have a better idea of whether we’re still spinning our wheels or have decided to get out and push.

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14 Responses to “It’s flat crazy out there”

  1. Carl Duellman Says:

    i’ve got flat-proof tires and a pessimistic outlook.

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    I gotta hope the antics of Fat Nixon leading up to the election will insult enough people with functioning minds to the point they go down and vote against him since he’s asking voters act like he’s on the ballot. If they don’t, the politics of fear wins as it does way too often in this world. The list is getting long with Brexit the first of the wave of fear votes ginned up by dangerous lies….can we put a stop to it tomorrow?

  3. Pat O'BRien Says:

    The early votes counted so far in Arizona are only 2000 votes shy of the TOTAL 2014 turnout. They are still counting them, so chances are we will join other states in surpassing total 2014 turnout just in early votes. Get excited right? Not yet, Skippy. Arizona voter turnout in 2014 was 36%. I’ve still got a bad feeling about this.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      There’s many a slip ’twixt the cup and the lip, as they don’t say anymore. The hills are alive with the sound of ratfuckers.

      • Pat O'Brien Says:

        Ratfuckers? Hot damn, we are being invaded!. Did they come in a caravan? Are the they on welfare. Are they voting illegally, which the dumpster is already warning about today? Quick everybody, hide your rats before they get violated.

        BTW, Casa O’Be has just opened their bar for the duration of the election. We have some St. Pauli Girl NA in the fridge. So come on down and bring 2 or 3 bikes with you. And, bring Herb and Khal too. Herself is always welcome according to Sandy! She didn’t say whether that was with or without you.

  4. Dale Says:

    It is nearly showtime here in Maryland. My district was gerrymandered to be Red so that a western Maryland district could be redistricted Blue. That gave us Andy Harris a few years ago. He beat a moderate Republican in the primary who enjoyed bi-partisan support, mainly because of his environmental record. Now we have a do nothing tea party coat-tail rider sycophant to Trump in the house of reprehensibles. There is a viable challenger this time around, but it will take much hard lifting to dump the guy.

  5. Herb from Michigan Says:

    Well I was dead sure Obama would never get elected. And even more sure he wouldn’t get re-elected with all the racist bigots in this country. Twas shocked I was both times. So I am hoping to be pleased again tomorrow night when Trump backed candidates lose. If the young-uns pull their eyes off their iPhones and get out and vote methinks there will be some nice gains for us commie liberals come the dawn. With that in mind I think I will celebrate forthwith with some fresh squeezed cider and Tennessee carmel infused whiskey.”All is not lost…its just temporarily misplaced”

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Man, we got us a lot of those iPlodders out here in Noo Messko. I came up behind one on the singletrack the other day and had to ring my bell four times and speak to him five before I finally got his attention.

      And actually, I’m not sure I ever did get his attention. Not all by my myselfs, anyway. He was fiddling with his technology as he shambled along and dislodged an earbud.

      Obama. I voted for him twice, which means I’ve picked a winner twice. Lord, I have taken a beating at the polls ever since Nixon-McGovern. So has the country, now I think of it.

  6. Steve O Says:

    Rethuglicans have math on their side. Too many folks are cool with watching this thing corkscrew into the ground because it’s statistically more likely that at least two others will get screwed before they do. “Oh, I’m losing health care? That’s okay, as long as someone else loses theirs first.”

  7. Hurben Says:

    Guys, please let it stop, it’s very scary

  8. Dale Says:

    Be very, very afraid, but don’t lose hope. The Dems may win the house, and that would be an irritation in Trump’s butt. If here is a miracle, and the senate reaches at least parity, that may send him into a state of disconbobulation.

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