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January 26, 2008

WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE FLORIDA PRIMARY?

So do we.

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Jesus.

I need to lie down.

Dave, thanks for explaining that. I now totally understand the process. On Tuesday, I will exercise my fundamental right to stay home and watch American Idol.

Florida, my heart's devotion,
Let it sink back in the ocean.

DO I need a Florida Drivers License to vote. If so, I found one in my box of Cracker Jacks®

Mitt is holding a heifer? Wow, he is stronger than he looks. Or maybe it's a lap heifer.

Hey Dave, when Rudy finishes hedging, could you send him over? I have enough leaves in my yard to completely cover the state of Florida.

iggy, even if you're not breathing, you can vote here in Florida. If fact, it's encouraged.

*enthusiastically votes for Dave*

Siouxie,
I'm not sure I should be allowed to vote. I voted for Nixon in '68 (my first election); Carter in '76; Clinton in '96.
I think I'll write in Alf Landon this time. Safer choice.

WOW! Mention Nixon, and the blog dies.
Sorry blog.

it wasn't Nixon

I'm voting for Moe. Eeny and Meeny are both jerks, and Miney is a crack addict. Of course, by the time the so-called "primary" comes to Mystate only Eeny and Meeney will be on the ballot.

Random, that's what bugs me too. We have early voting that's being encouraged here in Illinois, but had I done that, my vote would have been meaningless. My first choice (and now my second choice) both dropped out of the race before Super Tuesday.

One big primary day, across the country. Sounds good to me.

igloo: nixon is what made me a lifelong democrat. i watched the watergate trials in government class in high school; it shaped my world.

Ba-Rack and Roll! Hillary in a Biatch fight? No?

The Democrats have it half right by not making Florida's delegates count. Let's go all the way and make it so NONE of Florida's votes count AT ALL in the election!

I like that Candidate Match Game. You pick the issues that most concern you and you find out which candidate aligns the most with your choices. I think that at one given time, Americans from Coast To Coast (and Alaska and Hawaii), should should sit down at their laptops, access the game and the candidate whose views match most of the country's is the winner.

THINK of the monetary savings that could go towards balancing the budget! Of course, it would take forever to figure out exactly what questions to use. But that could be done by someone without a dog in this fight, such as Uzbekistan.

FDR. FTW.

Judi,
Nixon sent me to Vietnam and made me a democrat; Carter made me an independent. Clinton made me cynical.

Interesting. I played that match game thing, and my top candidate was Kucinich - who dropped out already. Top one still in the race, as far as I know, is my #3 John Edwards.

*zips in*™

Wasn't it nice when the worst thing the President did was get a bj in the oval office and no one died because of this stupid decision?

Will my vote count?

Chad - only if you're hangin'!

The candidates should hand out metamucil during their campaigning for the chance to completely ruin America as we knew it.

Wasn't it great when we took a stand against the spread of Communism. Korea and Viet Nam are the reason Japan is part of the free world not to mention ANY country located in Asia now being part of the free world. Our business in the middle est is beyond your capability to understand. Clinton acknowkledged He got a blow job? And no one got killed? What about his foreign policy leading up to 911? I know, I know. Bill Clinton had the world under control. Blow jobs. A tool for world peace. I long for the day blow jobs from white house staff promote our nation. Then you have the United Nations. Blow job diplomacy. Back to work at Naive, Inc.

I know Tancredo dropped out, but is he on the ballot? I want to see how many votes he gets from Miami.

BTW, the Wyoming Republican contest was a caucus rather than a primary. I know you're a stickler for accuracy in your columns, and I'm sure this error devastates you.

I sort of like the Delaware plan. It has the advantage that the Iowa / New Hampshire system has over the one-day national primary, in that meeting with real people matters; I'm not sure interpersonal interaction is the best way to select a president, but I suspect it's better than just having TV ads.

Actually, did we end up with worse candidates when they were selected by a handful of rich white men smoking cigars and drinking port?

I know Tancredo dropped out, but is he on the ballot? I want to see how many votes he gets from Miami.

BTW, the Wyoming Republican contest was a caucus rather than a primary. I know you're a stickler for accuracy in your columns, and I'm sure this error devastates you.

I sort of like the Delaware plan. It has the advantage that the Iowa / New Hampshire system has over the one-day national primary, in that meeting with real people matters; I'm not sure interpersonal interaction is the best way to select a president, but I suspect it's better than just having TV ads.

Actually, did we end up with worse candidates when they were selected by a handful of rich white men smoking cigars and drinking port?

So now Hillary says, "Aww, I feel sorry for Michigan, let's let their votes count after all. And I assure you that has nothing to do with the fact that I ran effectively unopposed there."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080126/ap_on_el_pr/clinton_florida_delegates_5

This Wednesday the Republican candidates will be debating right here in town at the Reagan Library.

Which reminds me, I need a shower.

I live next door. But I doubt I will attend. (Unless Dave shows) If it were on Thursday, I learn about guitars across the street every week and would be right there. But, I would never be seen with anyone from CNN or MSNBC. Well, that idiot Keith Olberman maybe. Shame is not an issue with him. Virtue.

lil - it's invitation only. But thanks for offering to take me.

Well, Bill OR Hillary (no one seems to know which for certain) will be campaigning in Independence, MO, tonight at William Chrisman High School. Apparently they have a larger venue than the UMKC auditorium. I find it rather demoralizing for the university to be outgunned by a high school. ;-)

Hey, we're old friends. Nursery school wasn't it?Last time Reagan Library had an important event (four presidents present, well they counted Carter reluctantly) the roads were blocked and FBI sharpshooters were positioned on all the overpasses leading in to the library. I saw them and thought otherwise. I think the organizers remembered Barbara Bush's great grandfather, Franklin Pierce, had spured the debate that divided our nation and ultimately caused our Civil War and then pissed off John Wilkes Booth who's great great grandson was 'rumored' to be in the vicinity. I'm not sure. Could have been Clinton's pirate family nearby causing the whole thing with security and all that.

When Reagan passed away, I could see the events at the library from my backyard. It was an incredible day.
But realizing that lilrascal may be a neighbor of mine frightens me.

Hey remember when Jimmy Carter left office. Not only were the hostages released in dramatic ninth hour fashion, banks tore down the protective plywood covering their doors and offered to lend people money again! Haha! Carter is related to Elvis you know. True in case you din't know this. Just clearing that up. His unmistakabe charisma with the people I mean

Nah. I live on the other side of the Canyon. With the Iraqis and Iranians.

Sigh.....maybe I should move.

It gets worse AWBH, I'm considering a job offer in Newbury Park

What the heck was tnat gathering on Main street about a month ago? There were like 1.5 million people attending. I looked for a parking place literally 3/4 of mile away! Made it t my lesson though. Others didn't.

The one time I was at a Presidential event, it was on the lawn of the Truman Museum in Independence, MO (I sang for the ceremony in which President Ford was granted the Harry S. Truman Community Service Award). It looked like a pretty full audience...until the ceremony was over. Then fully half the audience was revealed to be SS. Pretty awe-inspiring. More fire power there on that day than in the local forest during the deer season opener!

lol jazzz. On the GOP side, put Chuck Norris and Sly Stallone in a cage. I was hoping for a prelim bout of Paul vs. Kucinich.

Gad- zooks! And MOTW is from Thousand Oaks. Big blog, small world.

I picture them all as kids in the schoolyard, picking teams, GOP vs Dem. The last 2 left, of course, are Paul and Kucinich.

SNL sketch?

Rascal, when you get that job, consider moving annie to a cubicle with a window, k?

Rascal, when you get that job, consider moving annie to a cubicle with a window, k?

judi, ig' ... & whomever ...

As to Nixon ... I din't trust him the first time I saw his photo in our Weekly Reader when he wuz Ike's veep ... merely sayin' ...

Other candidates and office holders over the years have led to consider moi ownself an independent ... and given me a mistrust of gummint in general ... merely ... disenchanted ...

I think Gad is the one considering a job out here. No window office for me, thanks. Unless it's bulletproof glass.

Recently seen bumper sticker - "I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD MISS NIXON"

Annie where-but-here is going to be in charge of the one hundred or more government agencies I will spawn to run everything from your Honda lawn mowers to your resident applicable hemroid operation under my administration. If she fails, not to worry, it will be in the face of socialism. Your freedoms have everything to do with it. And no, we will not cave in to Save The Butterfly people. That is my pledge to youse, the great people of America. And Oz.

In most other countries, if they were crazy enough to have a similar system, all the primaries in all the states would be on the same day. Maybe, with the increased desire by the states to be first, it may well end up that way in the future.

Didn't Kennedy have something to do with Viet Nam and the war against Russia's communist aggression. Like not enough. I liked the part about Monroe best.

lilrascal - quit drinking the tap water out here, dude.

AAarrgghh!! We be needin' no stinkin' Primaries here in Tampa...we tooks over the scurvy city with flintlocks and cutlasses and be pillagin' (what ye folks call ear-markin') and rapin' (what ye folks call interviewin' interns)!

Those were consenting butterflies.

I quit drinking in 1982, 26 years ago...so long ago it was before Bill and Hillary were still not inhaling.

Then perhaps decaf is the way to go.

Anyone going to see Trower? It's his farewell tour. Really.

Mitt "Mitt" Romney is from Michigan. Michigan is shaped like a "Mitt"en. I smell a vast left wing conspiracy. I smelled this conspiracy on the 10th anniversary of Mrs. Clintons announcement of a vast right wing conspiracy. Coincidence?.........hmmmm.

Lil, the US began sending people into Indo-China, as it was then known, under Ike, at the request of the French. Kennedy increased it and Johnson went crazy with it.

Hindsight says we didn't have a dog in that fight, and the Communist economies would have collapsed of their own insupportable weight as we have seen over the last 20 years.

Why so condescending?,.....why so many lies?,.......been a long time crossing,

Never seen him. Probably an excellent show, hope he hits Vegas.

"Hindsight says we didn't have a dog in that fight, and the Communist economies would have collapsed of their own insupportable weight as we have seen over the last 20 years.

Posted by: pogo | 03:41 PM on January 26, 2008"

Not gonna give Reagan his props?

In New York, Bill blamed his weight gain on the vast Buffalo wing cospiracy.

Gad - Reagan pushed on an already leaning stack of dominoes and it fell. I don't know whether he could read that or not.

Snork!, that explains the "gassy knoll" too.

*snork* @ 'gassy knoll.'

Scarier than you think, Annie - we're in La Crescenta - just a few miles away ! We's kissin cuzzinz !!!

Mot, have you ever lived in the United States?

I hate politics. I hate politics. I hate politics.
*counts to ten and finds happy place*
February 12 is when I will be voting for something, but I'm not sure what or how. I can't figure out Virginia's system any more than I understood Dave's description of Florida's.
(Where's my "better sentence writing" guide?)

Auntie M - aren't you using it to even up your kitchen table leg? ;-)

HAHAHAH

As an Independent i don't have to vote for anyone..... They won't let me.

The big question in my state is this, there are other things to be voted on, but the instructions say I have to fill out every vote. Does this mean i can't vote on the other stuff?

DD--I think that book is propping up my computer desk. "The Joy of Cooking" is holding up my kitchen table.

OOh, that's one cookbook I ain't got! Just bought Lidia's Italian-American Kitchen this week, though. Outstanding recipes!

It's quite handy. I can get directions on how to cook random food items my hubby picks up at the store.

I'm doing a lot of raw food for Lent. We'll see how that goes.

I use the "Joy of Sex" to prop up my bed. May as well get some use out of it.

Here's Southpark's take on the Primary: http://www.southparkstudios.com/downloads/preview/?id=5986

My the blog got active for a Saturday. Guess having politics as a topic stirs the pot a bit? The funniest thing about all of this is the analysis on the news channels. While typing this I just heard Tim Russert say that the reason Barrack won S.C. today was because the black voters of the state thought that Billy BJ had , and I quote, "dissed" Mr. Obama over the past week. Old white guys using urban slang is very high on the unintentional comedy scale.

Yeah, well, anyone watching the Nationals can pretend that they skate better than Couple Number 1.

Iggy, I use my "Sex for Dummies" book for exactly the same thing.

TOO BAAAD! Fall by the youngsters from Michigan; I thought they had been the best till that skid-out.

Siouxie,
Mine is mostly sex with mannequins.

Mannequins...dummies...same difference. Ok..except for crash test dummies. Those can take quite a beating ;-P

and keep on licking ticking.

Hmmm....from politics to sex. What an odd leap. Heh.

hehe...Auntie!! how be you???

Perfect segue, huh?

Sadly Auntie, it's not even just sex. It's sex with dummies which if you think about it goes back to politics too. Look at poor Laura Bush for example.

*SNORKK!!!!!!!*

Hey, Siouxie. I've gotten super busy recently. I hardly have time to read the blog, let alone comment. I keep missing the good ones on education, too. How about you?

Doc's right. I snork at him!

I feel your pain about being busy recently Auntie. It took us almost 2 weeks to pack and move 60 yards down the street and now we're going on another 2 weeks worth of unpacking. I swear my wife and kids have more crap than a sewage treatment plant.

I'm good here. Spent the day with my youngest. They had art portfolio reviews from all the top art colleges. She's got her apps out already so we're just gonna wait and see when they "show us the money". See where she ends up. It's exciting but tiring and I'm SO glad that this is the last one going off to college!

Doc, we lived in our house for 5 years before we finally finished the basement and got rid of the stuff still sitting in boxes. I try to follow the "Sidetracked Home Executives" ladies' system. I just picked up It's All Too Much and I'm hoping to rid my house of more junk I don't need.

I feel your pain.

Siouxie, that sounds does sound exhausting. I'm just gearing up the Drama Club at school. The spring musical starts soon. I also re-joined a singing group I decided to skip out on this fall. So now it's Tuesday-Drama, Wednesday-singing, Thursday--choir. Then our weekends are booked. We're in Pennsylvania visiting friends right now. I'm in their living room with two laptops, two iTouches, one iPod, and a partridge in a pear tree.

wowsa, Auntie! LOL You have got your hands full.

Yeah. This is what my life is usually like. My "situation" from last summer and fall was an aberration. I never have that much free time on my hands. Luckily, we've fixed so we only have one after-school Drama meeting per week. Until April--then it's four days a week until the show on May 1 and 2.

We haven't had a decent President since this guy.

(Hope this posts properly; I'm working off a handheld.... er, that didn't sound right...)

So as you can see, I have no time for stupid politics. Or sex with dummies. Which is the same thing.

What are holding in your hand, Meanie?

Which one?

pogo (& y'all, frum way back up there sumplace) ...

Yeah, we sent "military advisors" (30 of 'em, as I recall) to Indochina when Ike wuz president ... but Tricky Dicky is the one who pushed the idea, and persuaded him to get us started over there ... merely ... rememberin' another reason I din't particularly harbor a fondness for RMN ...

Meanie--That one.

Too bad you didn't choose the other one, Auntie. This one only has a BlogBerry.

*Fondly remembers Amazon Women on the Moon*

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