Posted On: Tuesday - November 8th 2022 8:04PM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '24
I mean, in particular, election coverage beats the VIEWING of Sportsball, on TV. As I mentioned in this post regarding the young people who had the flyers and doughnuts on Saturday and our little campaign trail excursion - livin' that American dream - a beacon of democracy we are, yeah, yeah - most people don't realize that this stuff won't continue as it's been. Even the illusion of Norman Rockwellesque democracy of the people on these Tuesday every couple of years won't go on.
No matter about all that, I am still a sucker for election night coverage, as if it's my favorite Sportsball Superbowl. I believe the last time I watched election coverage on TV was in 2000 at a friend's place in Chicago, Ill, with a weird wake-up call in the morning. There's the internet, and I guess I'll be checking a few sites now and then. If nothing else, it'll be nice to see lefty tears, as they say*, in the morning.
We took a nice walk to the voting place and back in the nicest Fall weather one could imagine. On the way out, I saw a neighbor couple walking in. I know from signs I've seen on their lawn in the past that these 2 just negated our 2 votes about 5 minutes later. What's the point? When has anyone won by only those 2 votes anyway? Usually, the cheating blue-squad gives itself a bigger margin than that - even with the inflation and all, toner is not too dear.
Speaking of the cheating, though I liked the process in our State, I do think we need a 1st World country, were there one that gave a damn around, to send people to monitor American elections. It's only fair, after all we've done for them ...
I really got a kick out of this one of Steve Sailer's posts today which took aim at the extreme stupidity inherent in elections in many of the States. He mentioned the voting in different languages. If you have to do that, you aren't really a nation, are you? I'll paste in the whole funny part (there's some more to the post itself):
Of course, countries like Paraguay don’t have mail ballots coming in by slow boat and migrant caravan from Honduras, Guatelombia, the Galapagos Islands, the Kerguelen Islands, Transnistria, Abbottabad, Abkhazia, Azkaban, Raqqa, Narnia, and The Republic of Pirates.Haha, great stuff, iSteve!
Nor do these Third World countries have to provide, by legislation or court order, ballots in English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Armenian, Navajo, Persian, Arabic, Syriac, Panjabi, Punjabi, Hmong, Mixtec, Esperanto, Hittite, Proto-Indo-European, Klingon, Linear B, Linear A, !San Clickspeak, Shavian Alphabet, Incan Knot Lingo, Runic, Voynich Manuscript, Semaphore, Canary Islands Whistle Speech, The Analytical Language of John Wilkins, American Sign Language, Thieves’ Argot, Pig Latin, Smoke Signals, Ouija Board, Enigma Encryption, Turing Machine, General Semantics, System Basic, Cityspeak, Telepathy, Dolphin, Assembler, COBOL, Coco Sign Language, HTML, PDF, Graffiti, Gang Signs, Tattoos, SMS, Bitcoin, and Emoji, plus certain languages spoken only by individual pairs of identical twins.
Well, anyway, we did something constructive today. No, not voting... I mean planting trees. That felt a lot better.
* No they use the term "liberal tears", but I still have a thing about not using "liberal" to mean ctrl-left, in respect to those old Classical Liberals (Libertarians, basically).