Smallcreep’s Day

Posted: June 5, 2012 in Fuck You Friday, Humanity is a virus, Turdwaffle and problems
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I may just do updates on today’s elections.  Or I may get bored or drunk and give up.  It’s a crapshoot, really.

Scenes from a Democracy

I was voter number 108 in my Ward at 8:30 AM.  There wasn’t much of a line though.  In non-presidential races, I am sometimes barely over 100 at 6 PM.

The right wing radio liars are already shouting about fraud; perhaps they are more nervous than the right wing media has been portraying?

Even though a Heritage Foundation so-called expert can’t even cite a single case of voter fraud .  Maybe he should start using James O’keefe’s fraudulent voting stunts as examples?

Regardless of Walker’s success or not, there is still a shitload of work to do.  In some ways, I fear a Barrett upset would make liberals and union supporters sit back and figure the war is won, when it is just one more battle.

The Lite Gov is also being recalled, and I hope Mahlon Mitchell wins, even if Barrett doesn’t.  Because it sounds quite like Turdwaffle is going to be indicted, and if he has to step down, teh Lite Gov steps up.  While Kleefisch isn’t nearly the corporate toad that Turdie is, Mitchell would be miles better.

being Bad in service of Democracy is no vice.

Finally, there are four more recalls happening today, of State representatives.  I was quite disappointed that I didn’t get to vote for one, but my State rep is a good un.  However, the Lege is currently split 16-16 (one guy retired and the seat won’t be filled until November) and even one pickup will put some brakes on the Koch rule of Wisconsin.

View of Koch Subsidiary formerly known as Wisconsin.

3 of the four seats are much more favorable than last summer’s recalls, and Lori Compas’ grassroots challenge of Fitzgerald is an inspirational David vs. Goliath story, regardless of the results.

Also, Charles Pierce.

Whew.  Lo, I am weary.  FATIGueD. Lonks,  all those lonks.  I shall have some lunch, or perhaps a drink.

EDIT1:  Quite a turnout.  High turnout in Milwaukee is essential for an upset.

And a picture for thunder, cuz he’needy.

EDIT 2:  This is not an easy battle, and here’s why:

Someone VERY RICH, and VERY NOT-WISCONSIN , wants to keep Scott Walker in office.   Why is that, you wonder?  Because he is doing what is in THEIR Not-Wisconsin interests, not what is in the interest of Wisconsinites.  Everything Scott Walker says is a lie.

Comments
  1. is this not qualifying on both counts, Bimler?

  2. Nick, in a rational world, the fact that those center/right Republican policies have been a failure for most of us for 30 years now would mean that anyone adopting them now would be considered insane, or else corrupt beyond all redemption.

    Especially someone pushing same after being elected on a platform of “Hope and Change” amid the carnage of the Bush-Cheney junta.
    ~

  3. Oh boy.

    Imma get another drink.

  4. I do think it’s cute that thunder thinks there is a ‘rational world’

    What is the line from Douglas Adams? “There is a theory which states that if ever for any reason anyone discovers what exactly the Universe is for and why it is here it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another that states that this has already happened.”

  5. herr doktor bimler says:

    I fell in a fish pond on a visit to relatives in Milwaukee when I was little.

    Artist’s reconstruction.

  6. back to post topic, I have been hearing about unprecedented numbers of new voters. If there are significant numbers of new voters, all the polls we’ve been hearing about are meaningless

  7. I think I’ve got something even better from Myrtle Beach, S.C. a year or two ago, hdb.

    And by better, I mean worse.
    ~

  8. Massage from blooger:

    You are currently using 544MB (53%) of your 1024MB
    ~

  9. herr doktor bimler says:

    in a rational world, the fact that those center/right Republican policies have been a failure for most of us for 30 years

    In practice, you live in a world where people express nostalgia for the Reagan administration because their standards of living have since been in steady decline under the policies he introduced. See my forthcoming book, “Human Intelligence and Why it would be a Good Idea”.

  10. My prediction: the vote will not be called tonight. It will be close enough (and the Feds are observing, plus some people in Waukesha physically watching that creep Nikolaus) and the GAB will be very careful to cross the i’s and dot the t’s.

    either way, like this guy, I am kind of proud of this stupid flyover state. Thank Dog for that Bad German Brain stubbornness, inability to accept things when they are wrong.

    Beggar’s Day indeed, mikey.

    And yeah, Fuck Turdwaffle, that fucking fuck.

  11. My neighbor is a right wing conservative Christian (although thankfully not one of the weird evangelical stripe) , and he is one of the Poll workers at my Ward station. We don’t fight about politics, though, and we both understand that our roles in the electorate are to cancel each other out. good fences, you know.

  12. need some Kathleen up in this joint.

  13. If Barrett wins, I am saving my “I voted” sticker, and getting him to sign it.

  14. herr doktor bimler says:

    FIRST CONTACT.
    Thank you NASA feed.

  15. Great. the aliens are gonna fuck up our recall. they are probably here to vote for Scott walker.

  16. wait, are they Borg, or Vulcans?

  17. Nah, fuck them, they’re probably Green Slime.

  18. FIRST CONTACT.

    No need to save my “I voted” sticker then, huh?

  19. On to more important topix.

    mikey, good as that Nazareth album is, I always had much more affection for the more metallic followup “No Mean City”.

  20. yeah, I guess it’s a Lazy Ronald. I’d call it a Bad Ronald but BOY did I get in trouble when I tried that previously (hi Jennifer!)

  21. I’m NOT LAZY.

    Ok, dammit, yeah, I’m lazy.

  22. Maybe it’s a Bad Lucy.

  23. Venus, zrm. And the sun.

    http://www.geekologie.com/2012/06/last-chance-watch-venus-transit-the-sun.php

    LAST CHANCE: Watch Venus Transit The Sun Tomorrow Or Have To Wait Another 105 Years (Note: You Will Be Dead)

    You can tell them to fuck right off, of course.
    ~

  24. Come on, thunder. I really don’t think this is the first time humans have seen Venus.

  25. You can tell them to fuck right off, of course.

    Oh man. if Jennifer hadn’t complimented me on the Lamott quote (and frankly, sometimes seeing that at the top of my blog keeps me going) I would so put this up.

    If Pinko ever stopped by here, maybe he would put that into the Words of wisdom. Appropriately asterisked, of course.

  26. I was just reefer-ing to hdb’s last comment.
    ~

  27. I wouldn’t tell hdb to fuck right off over this.

  28. O my, I am gonna be a handful tonight.

  29. herr doktor bimler says:

    SECOND CONTACT.

  30. “Human Intelligence and Why it would be a Good Idea”.

    considering what we’ve done with the smarts we’ve developed so far, I kind of figure that the rest of the universe prefers that we don’t get any smarter.

  31. Jennifer says:

    yeah, I guess it’s a Lazy Ronald. I’d call it a Bad Ronald but BOY did I get in trouble when I tried that previously (hi Jennifer!)

    I heard that…

    And… point was missed. Oh well… onward!

    Time for a little Shocking Blue!

    I can’t embed videos in comments. So sad… Oh well.

  32. Jennifer says:

    IT’S MAGIC!!!!

  33. I kind of like WordPress, actually….

  34. Jennifer says:

    In practice, you live in a world where people express nostalgia for the Reagan administration because their standards of living have since been in steady decline under the policies he introduced. See my forthcoming book, “Human Intelligence and Why it would be a Good Idea”.

    I love this. 🙂 This put a big ol’ smiley face on my face… It will be the first thing I share with Grizzled when I retrieve him from the train.

  35. And… point was missed. Oh well… onward!

    Please…in honor of our anti-Turdwaffle efforts, can we say “Forward”?

  36. Grizzled when I retrieve him from the train.

    Is he caught up in the bogies?

  37. Tell Ol’ Grizz that he is welcome to bring some Salt to the table.

  38. NO, I DO NOT WANT TO DO WORK. WHY DO YOU ASK?

  39. UPDATE
    And since at this point, I figure nobody is going back to the OP, voting problems being reported

    Yeah, like 100%+ voting event isn’t going to stress the system. But reading that, it is funny that they are saying that they received about 600 calls.

    600 in the course of an election that will likely go well over two million votes.

    Innumeracy, your home is America.

  40. Nick says:

    Oh, I should add, I think Crazy Eyes Kleefisch would be as bad, or worse if possible, as Turdwaffle. Main reason– she’s may lack a little of Turdwaffle’s greed, corporate worship, etc., but she’s got lots of Christian Crazy to add to the toxic pool of the current Republican party. I know, I’m a cheery little ray of sunshine today.

  41. Nick, you fit right the fuck in with this bunch.

  42. after all, I am the Undersecretary For Rays Of Motherfucking Sunshine, and thunder is Minister of Optimism.

    mikey is Commissioner of Trouser Compliance, but he is an outlier.

  43. Jennifer says:

    The NASA link I bookmarked this morning is NOT WORKING! Wasn’t there a link here?? I nearly stopped by a stranger’s house who had some Venus-viewing gizmo set up, but refrained. I was dropping off a lamblet…. spotted the gizmo, and nearly dove from the car.

  44. herr doktor bimler says:

    What’s all this about a Klee fisch?

  45. Jennifer says:

    Oh… fine… no link, merely hdb bogarting the NASA feed. 😛

  46. Jennifer says:

    OK… I missed most of the places that had a feed. Maybe I’ll get back in the car and track down Mr. Parkway Scientist.

  47. herr doktor bimler says:

    This one’s working for me:
    http://venustransit.nasa.gov/webcasts/nasaedge/

  48. Nick, I confess I do not know much about our Lite Gov, as I have been focusing my disdain on Turdwaffle.

  49. This one’s working for me:

    It’s downside up.

  50. I nearly stopped by a stranger’s house who had some Venus-viewing gizmo set up

    (it’s only a model).

  51. mikey says:

    By all means let me know if the transit breaks Relativity this time.

    ‘Cause that’d be cool.

    Polls closed yet, Z?

  52. Oh crap, didn’t realize “embedding disabled by request” until now. Eff you, you effing embedding disabling FUCKING FUCKS!

    I’ll find another.
    ~

  53. less than an hour, mikey.

    turnout is pegging the needle, but especially in Madison and Milwaukee. Amazing amounts of first-time voters, who I suspect are NOT Turdwaffle voters.

  54. thunder goes Nutzoid.

    Dude, you could go old-school and do the html linkie type.

  55. Jennifer says:

    This one’s working for me:

    Thank you!

  56. Oh, I should add, I think Crazy Eyes Kleefisch would be as bad, or worse if possible, as Turdwaffle.

    Point of Order, Librarian. I believe Michele (ONE L, you savages) Bachmann has first claim to “Crazy Eyes”.

  57. Jennifer says:

    (it’s only a model).

    😛

  58. You can have some Phish, zrm.


    ~

  59. yeah, I’ve seen them, too, thunder.

  60. Jennifer says:

    He’s seen them all, thunder… in person, on video… before the song have even been written, or sung…

  61. He’s seen them all, thunder…

    quite a feat, considering i live in a place without oceans.

  62. Big Bad Bald Bastard says:

    Man, after hearing about those “no need to vote” robocalls, I hate Republicans even more than I did yesterday. Kick ass Badgers!

  63. Just wanted to stop by and say I am praying that the Turdwaffle loses and the other four assholes do too. Good Luck Zombilicious, here is hoping the good guys take him and the others down tonight.

  64. Man, after hearing about those “no need to vote” robocalls,

    Fortunately, only Republican Wisconsinites are that stupid.

  65. Did zrm see the Who?

    I went drinking with Pete Townshend.

  66. mikey says:

    I’m surrounded by oceans, and I’ve seen Rory Gallagher and Spooky Tooth…

  67. Fuck. Milwaukee wards are out of voter registration forms.

  68. I think I saw Rory Gallagher once. Didn’t he go insane?

  69. mikey says:

    Dunno. But after I saw him, I started asking people I knew who played the guitar if solos like that were meticulously planned out or kinda spontaneous, like one chord or note leading to another.

    Nobody ever could make me understand how you could play like that for eight or ten minutes.

    It’s beyond me. Help me mommy…

  70. what did they do for those folks that wanted to register then?

  71. Rory was the bomb wasn’t he?

  72. Damn. Just checked the mail

    “Your driving privileges and vehicle registration privileges will be suspended starting on the date listed in the “Important Case Information” box above.”

    What’s this about? I’ve been randomly selected by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to prove I have insurance, and I have 21 days to send them one of the three required forms of proof.

    I’m about to go to W.V. for at least three weeks, if I had been sent this after then I’d have been nailed for not checking my mailbox. And I haven’t even driven my car but once since coming home from W.V. on April 02.

    And I do have auto insurance.

    Fucking assholes.
    ~

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