I had to flash back to the days when all the election news I could get came from the teebee networks.
I resolve hereby to lead a more virtuous life. Because I have had a glimpse of hell.
Of course it seems to be turning back around now. The bigots won in Tennessee, and I intend to start tomorrow to bring this to their attention. But Missouri? Tom, my brother, stand up and take a bow. Virginia? We will fight it out on this line if it takes all winter, but we know it has to be done. Montana? Looks like a win as I write. Read more about My. Fucking. Internet. Went. Down. At 8 p.m.
Just saying ...
Not that there's anything wrong with that, since the Republicans, even though nobody in their right mind would want to date them, do need to be raped.
NOTE Just an offensive metaphor, people! Read more about Bi-partisanship is a synonym for date rape
But it is a damn fine start, boys and girls. Lambert did a fine job pitching that half-magnum through the skylight; over here in my stairwell, the draft is drawing enticing aromas of champagne and real buttered popcorn through the air. Read more about It ain't all popcorn ...
Seven Samurai (hat tip, Leah) style:
Chaffee(Whitehouse D-RI) (CNN)
- [ ] VA...
- [ ] MO...
- [ ] MT...
- [ ] TN...
House: Read more about NPR...
GOP "Contract With America" Confesses to Meth Habit, Love Affair w/Summer Squash, Sordid Candy Laundering Scandal
There are some oddities here. Via the inestimable Taegan Goddard's Political Wire, the first polls to close are
Indiana (East), Kentucky (East)
Florida (Peninsula), Kentucky (West), Indiana (West), Vermont, Georgia, New Hampshire, Virginia, South Carolina
Hedge funds can arrest the development of whole economies, and they have the potential to crash the financial system. It has almost happened before. In 1998 the Fed persuaded the "Fourteen Families" (an apposite Mafia reference) of Wall Street - the major banks - to cough up money for a $3.6bn bailout for Long-Term Capital Management, a hedge fund whose bets went wrong. The Fed said at the time that LTCM's failure had been abrupt and disorderly and had posed "unacceptable risks to the American economy".
Ok, so I'm a tad nervous this morning. Coffee probably wasn't a good idea this morning, but it's going to be a busy day. I'll be at several election parties tonight, and running around between blogging today, and chewing on my fingernails. But I wanted to say:
Thank you, Fremen warriors. And: I'm sorry for being such a Bitch.
Long Live the Fighters! Read more about To the Fighters
Josh Marshall has a link: Center for Citizen Media. If you're doing any polling-place activism, including monitoring or observation, give a quick look here before you go. Might help keep harassment to a minimum or even your ass out of jail to know the facts in advance.
But vote first just in case. They don't let you out of the gray-bar hotel to cast your own ballot, ya know. Read more about Blogging The Election: Legal Advice