Posted by: bridget | 5 February 2008

Miscellanea

Update: Filing periods are not strictly construed.  Polling will continue throughout the week. 

Two poll questions for those who are not in Super Tuesday states; or those who are, but didn’t get enough of the franchise today.  Oh, and some random thoughts mixed in there. 

Sunday School Teacher asks,

“If Thumper is living an alternate life-style, and a fox eats him; Is that a hate crime or just lunch?”

You decide.

Happy Mardi Gras! :)

Today’s weather: 72 degrees; feels like 72 degrees.  What is the problem with global warming again, and why do the people who hate global warming meet up in Bali in the middle of the cold, wet winter to discuss it? 

Oh, yes, there’s something else going on today, too (as much as this blogger tries to ignore it – at least until next Tuesday, when she gets to pull a lever for the last man standing).  Oh, and there’s some Republican in-fighting, too.  (Tieki blogs this, too.)  Today’s (second) question:

If McCain gets the nomination, is voting Dem/staying home more like cutting off your nose to spite your face, or cutting off a gangrenous leg to save the patient? 

You decide.

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Responses

  1. Hmm… you say you know how I’m going to respond to this, but to be honest, I don’t even know.

    Obviously, I won’t vote Democrat. At the same time, McCain is looking less and less appealing even as an alternative to Shillary. Could I vote third party / write-in? Yes… I’m just not sure.

    This is my quote of the day from Ann Coulter that really has me thinking:

    I’d rather deal with President Hillary than with President McCain. With Hillary, we’ll get the same ruinous liberal policies with none of the responsibility.

    Also, McCain lies a lot, which is really more a specialty of the Democrats.

  2. I’d sooner vote for McCain than I’d vote for Romney. I can’t trust a man who changed every position on social issues two years before running for president, and has no trouble distorting all of his opponent’s records and then complaining when they attack his real record.

  3. Vote McCain? I’d rather eat a bucket of salted razor blades and have my temperature taken with a soldering iron… rectally.

    I can’t trust Romney to do the right things. But I can trust McCain to do the wrong things. McCain’s entire belief system is based on pissing off conservatives, and I wouldn’t vote for him at gunpoint. Go Romney: He’s not McCain.

    A joke I read on Patterico’s (a great blog, but nowhere near as good as the Pachyderm’s):

    Q. What’s the difference between Hillary Clinton and John McCain?

    A. One has a grating, disagreeable personality; has a history of financial scandal; has spoken of setting benchmarks for withdrawal from Iraq; has said the Bush tax cuts benefitted the wealthy at the expense of the middle class; has derided Sam Alito as too openly conservative; has supported amnesty for illegal immigrants (and then lied about it); has said that we shouldn’t drill in ANWR because it’s “pristine”; has misrepresented the positions of Republican candidates; wants to close Guantanamo; has spoken of sending “greedy people on Wall Street” to jail for their roles in giving subprime loans; has been endorsed by the New York Times; supports blatantly unconstitutional limits on free speech; and is hated by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin . . .

    . . . and the other one’s a Democrat.

  4. Such provocative questions! I vote 1) lunch and 2) nose.

    It will be interesting to see if/how McCain courts the Conseratives. No way he wins the general election without them.

  5. He’ll court conservatives the way Democrats court blacks: “Vote for me. You’ve got nowhere else to turn.”

  6. Thumper is lunch. McCain decision=cutting off leg to save the patient. Cut it off early so you can’t crawl to the polls and vote for him. My voting ended today. I’m in MA (Romney won) The general is irrelevant for an (R) No matter what start looking for Congressional candidates.

  7. 1. I definitely agree with lunch.

    2. I am sorry to say I have another question. Is it too early to start talking about impeachment?

  8. Okay, unamimously, Thumper = lunch. Hwere, wittle wabbit wabbit!

    From one of my friends (and occasional blog-stalkers):

    Also, Super Tuesday today. Who will it be for the Dems, the black nationalist and virulent anti-white racist, or the personification of evil herself, the socialist feminist who has ridden her husbands coattails to success (coattails because the front of the garmet was already occupied)? Who will the the the Republicans (i.e., El Partido Estupido) pick? John “Amnesty Kennnedy-Feingold, gang of 14, I’m a hero because I managed to lose 5 planes in the course of my military career” McCain, Mike “The Amnesty and Big Government Huckster” Huckaboo, or Mitt “I’m bland, but the least objectionable candidate with a chance at the nomination because people are too dumb to understand Ron Paul” Romney?

    I think that sums up a lot of what y’all are feeling. Just to be all official, though:

    Nose: Neil, W&F
    Gangrenated leg: QoS, Fray, AJWHR
    Impeachment: SST
    Unknown: Tieki

  9. “If McCain gets the nomination, is voting Dem/staying home more like cutting off your nose to spite your face, or cutting off a gangrenous leg to save the patient? ”

    Seriously, what is the problem with McCain? The American Conservative Union gave him a legislative evaluation of voting along conservative lines something like 87% of the time. You know what Obama scored? less than 10%. I’ll be voting for McCain over either Hillary or Obama any day of the week.

    Now back to coughing up my lungs.

  10. You didn’t answer the Thumper question.

    It assumes that Bambi and Thumper are living an alternative, Vermont/Massachusetts/San Fran lifestyle.

  11. I am just curious, for all those people bashing tearing their hair out about McCain. If a majority of Republican primary voters choose McCain, shouldn’t we be mad at ourselves?

  12. 1. I want an answer to the Thumper question. You’re in academia. :p

    2. No. Over 80% of Huck and Romney voters consider themselves conservative; less than half of McCain voters say the same thing. To me, that’s not “us” putting him in there or giving him our votes; that is the conservatives splitting their votes among two others, while the more independent people vote for McCain, with a few conservatives thrown in.

  13. 1. Lunch. But if the fox had said something about Thumper to another fox beforehand – oy vey, look out for the hate speech police…

    2. Neither. It would be like discovering that you have a strange genetic mutation that may be harmful, but may in fact turn out to be benign, or even useful (and certainly looks like it would enable you to kick other people’s asses, if nothing else), and deciding that the most sensible course of action is to freak out and drink a gallon of rat poison. Radioactive rat posion, at that. Manufactured in Arkansas, stored in Chicago. Awful thing to do, and useless to boot.

  14. You simply must see this Bridget…

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23436203-details/Adoption+of+Islamic+Sharia+law+in+Britain+is+'unavoidable'%2C+says+Archbishop+of+Canterbury/article.do

  15. Okay, putting A-bomb under “nose,” with a footnote. :)

    TT – wow, that’s depressing. I’ll blog that after I get ice cream to make me feel better about the fact that our experiment we like to call “western civilisation” is failing as fast as Ron Paul’s campaign.

  16. 1. Lunch. But if the fox had said something about Thumper to another fox beforehand – oy vey, look out for the hate speech police…

    Such as, “I would love to eat that hot piece of ass, Thumper,” yes, there would be a hate speech problem.

    If there is an afterlife, I’m going to be punished for even thinking that.

  17. >Okay, putting A-bomb under “nose,” with a >footnote. :)

    Somewhat unsurprisingly, I don’t get it.

  18. ROFL.

    Your response is filed under “voting for Hillary would be like cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face,” which is abbreviated as “nose.” :p

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