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Dept. of Making History, Again

November 6, 2012


*Memo to the Koch brothers and Karl Rove: put your wallets away, boys. Didn't work.

This entry was originally posted at http://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/239723.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here; I watch both.


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Nov. 7th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
America, your vote can not be bought!

Nov. 7th, 2012 05:53 am (UTC)
Nov. 7th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)


Nov. 7th, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
....and we just got news out of Wisconsin that Tammy Baldwin beat Tommy Thompson ... and Willard and Zombie-Eyes are just now conceding ... WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:06 am (UTC)
dasfsajk commenting system
Trying to comment again.

Yaaay we did it!

Nov. 7th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: dasfsajk commenting system

And oh, my god, I love your GIF!!!!!!
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:35 am (UTC)
Re: dasfsajk commenting system
Yeah, I found it over on tumblr during the whole thing with sdcc 2012. I was similar to Matt half the evening- just yelling at my laptop for Florida to stop switching.
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
Re: dasfsajk commenting system
I did a bit of yelling at the screen when Akin did his "concession" speech and a few other moments. But I'm going to be so frakkin' relieved!
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:27 am (UTC)
Woop! Just woke up this morning in the UK to hear the news. FANTASTIC!!! Many congrats. <3
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It doesn't mean this country doesn't still have a boatload - a danger-of-sinking-amount - of problems. It means that we may have the right person at the helm right now. I am so bloody relieved.
Nov. 7th, 2012 07:47 am (UTC)

Tonight is a very good night for democracy.
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, aye, it was; now it's up to all of us to make the coming days, weeks and years equally good for democracy. Woo-hoo!
Nov. 7th, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)
Our media was still a little more fixated on horseracing... but definitely we all think it's great stuff.
Nov. 7th, 2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Horseraces? As in, focusing too much on the race aspect of our election, or as in an actual horse race that's important in Australia and not up here? (Yes, I am that sleep deprived and loopy this morning.)

And you're right, it is great stuff.
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:16 am (UTC)
There was a stupid ridiculous and frankly more than a bit offensive lame-arse excuse for mind-numbingly slaggy females to get (badly) dressed up and vomitously drunk big excuse for yet another pathetic gambling frenzy horse race here - the Melbourne Cup, which has happened yearly for rather a long time - on Tuesday. It's so important to people in the state of Victoria that it's an actual public holiday and tends to dominate the news :-)
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
Ah. Real horses. And its own holiday? Don't tell the folks in Kentucky. Heh.
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Yep! Real horses, fake excitement. At least to my POV, as I love horses and despise the Bizarro World rituals of horse racing!
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:15 am (UTC)
Horses are amazing, intelligent creatures. I can't look at them too long because they have alien octopus eyes.

I'm really rather fond of donkeys, burros and mules, though. Go figure.
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:33 am (UTC)
Donkeys are marvellous people! And they love coleslaw! I've had the pleasure of serial donkey guardianship in several countries. But more on that at some other point, as I have to go earn the proverbial crust now...
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
They love coleslaw? That's adorable and amazing - how did you discover that? During one of your donkey guardianships? No matter - it's just nice to know someone else who likes donkeys. Hope the crust-earning went well!
Nov. 8th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
That's coleslaw without mayonnaise, of course :-)

We looked after two local donkeys for a couple of years once, a mother and daughter pair. Already knowing that donkeys liked carrots and sometimes cabbage, H2 and I used to make up huge bowls of both vegetables, roughly shredded, often with chunks of apple thrown in for good measure (handy when you have an orchard next door), and 'the girls' would go mad for it at breakfast time. And occasionally, if we'd accidentally awakened them when we came home from work at stupid o'clock, we would have to quiet them down with some leftover coleslaw :-)

I have to say that relationship was a mutually beneficial one. We had a 1.5 acre field full of horrid stinging nettles and other noxious weeds, and the donkeys ate every one and fertilised the field so well that the following spring it was a riot of buttercups and looked like a suitable place to film one of those shampoo adverts!
Nov. 17th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'd meant to drop by and tell you how much I enjoyed this tale. When you talked about the stinging nettles, I remembered that donkeys seemed to like eating the things, something that always amazes me. (I also remembered the story about the swan princes, but that's an aside.) And the donkeys helping present you a riot of buttercups come spring ... well, it's making me smile all over again.
Nov. 18th, 2012 09:36 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it - it just goes to show that donkeys have mysterious ways of spreading smiles :-)
Nov. 11th, 2012 06:27 am (UTC)
Not only in Victoria either - I'm in NSW and do you think we got any work done on Tuesday???
Nov. 11th, 2012 08:51 am (UTC)
We don't talk about the gambling problem up in NSW... ;-)

~evil grin but just funnin'~
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Nov. 8th, 2012 05:36 am (UTC)

*high fives with you*
Nov. 8th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)

Just saying :-)

p.s. There's been some talk about disgruntled Ahh Murkan conservatives wanting to emigrate en masse to Australia. Erm, do they actually know anything about Australia besides 'has kangaroos'? Like, say, the bits about general social liberalism and compulsory voting and oh yes public healthcare and many of the rest of their supposed worst nightmares...?
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:51 am (UTC)
I've spent the day on the couch being sick, but it's allowed me to watch some coverage of the conservative meltdown-cum-imaginary world building exercise craziness that's come in the wake of the election. I've also, perhaps in the spirit of knowing one's opposition, read a few of the fruitbat right-wing (or just plain hovering way off any axis) blogs.

They all live on Planet Goo-Goo.

So if they've decided, for whatever reason, that Australia is Better Than Here, mere logic and actual facts isn't going to stop them from thinking that. Logic and actuality are just socialist scams.

Nov. 8th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
And yet, if we were to KILL THEM A WHOLE LOT WITH RIGHTEOUS FIERY FIRE, people would make us fill out forms and call us the criminals...

The Doctor is right. Homo sapiens is a fascinating species :D
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:11 am (UTC)

I know, right?


Nov. 8th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
p.s. Boo to your being sick! Hope you are doing the Improvement Boogie by now.
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:09 am (UTC)
Thanks. It's pain, exhaustion and stomach. The situation is largely due to stress and then sudden stress release (I'm guessing you know a lot about stress-caused and stress-exacerbated ailments. I'm taking time off tomorrow, and not even taking part in our ongoing and very intense labor negotiations (I'm on the negotiating committee), because the exhaustion has become pretty overwhelming.

Nov. 8th, 2012 06:28 am (UTC)
All I can possibly say to that is 'ouch! and 'get well soonest!' o_O
Nov. 8th, 2012 02:25 am (UTC)
I'm waiting for some informed reflection.
The whole "swing state" thing was clearly off; Romney got almost nothing.
With most of the Senate seats up Democratic, net +2 D is spectacular. Yet the House is only up maybe half a dozen Ds.
I look forward to some entertainment in the explanations.

Nov. 8th, 2012 05:57 am (UTC)
Informed reflection? I'll want to read or listen to some of that. Eventually. Now, though, I'm indulging in cruel schadenfreude.
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:59 am (UTC)
Mmm, Schadenfreude...
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
Creamy ....
Nov. 8th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
And soooo tasty! The only problem with it is that it also tends to be endorsed by the very creatures we'd like to KILL A WHOLE LOT WITH- well, see above :P
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
Nov. 8th, 2012 11:38 am (UTC)
. . . with sparkle sprinkles
Nov. 8th, 2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
Not nutritionally sound, of course ....
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