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Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday-

There's a new 'State of Denial' up this morning over at Wand of Wonder. This week I have a candid discussion with Mitt Romney about whether the Devil plays favorites...

Speaking of politics, now Massachusetts is talking about pushing its primary back to February 5th. The irony of all this is that if all the states have early primaries, in order to make each individual primary "more meaningful", it may well distribute delegates among the top five or so candidates more evenly than they would have been distributed under the old, strung-out primary system. Then there won't be any candidate with enough delegates to clinch the nomination by convention time, thus making all the primaries less meaningful, as a group. But what the heck, the old system was boring anyway. It's time to get back to the old, smoke-filled backroom brokering.

The final sign of winter arrived this week- the town's highway crews have put up the tall, thin snowplow-guide sticks along the town's roads. I suppose I'd better put the grill away. Well, maybe next weekend...

Hey, is it hunting season already? Have a great weekend, everyone, and let's be careful out there!

20 comments:

Phoebe Fay said...

Maybe we should give up on primaries and pick candidates with a reality show. Survivor: Democracy!

I'd watch.

Tequila Mockingbird said...

hunting season? i really think cheney should go quail hunting with some of the republican candidates. that would make the primaries more "meaningful"

Preposterous Ponderings said...

Nuns with guns!

Looks as if that one could use a razor.LOL

Malach the Merciless said...

Yeah, my stuff is going away Monday

C.Rag said...

I like Phoebe's ides of having a reality show. I really want to see Rudy eat bug or something.

TED VELVET said...

you mean have a convention that actually convenes? smoke filled room...ahh the good old days, when you could smoke...in a room.and I never smoked, I just like the smell.

Pope Benedict XVI said...

Massachusetts is an evil place

Mike said...

I have this theory that if I leave out all of my summer stuff--grill, patio furniture, blow up love dolls, and my precious mower, winter won't happen. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Sara Sue said...

Oh winter is coming, we can't stop it. Hell, it got down to 58 here last night!

Colonel Colonel said...

Phoebe: "Maybe we should give up on primaries and pick candidates with a reality show. Survivor: Democracy!"

AH! I like that. I feel a "State of Denial" post coming on...

T-Bird: "i really think cheney should go quail hunting with some of the republican candidates"

And yet another new State of Denial post. You guys are good!

PrePonderings: "Nuns with guns!"

I love nuns with guns.

Malach: "Yeah, my stuff is going away Monday"

Quitter!

C.Rag: "I really want to see Rudy eat bug or something."

I'd rather see a bug eat Rudy.

The Velvet: "I never smoked, I just like the smell."

I know what you mean. I love a good cigar. Never smoked one, but I like the smell.

Popey: "Massachusetts is an evil place"

Yes, well, it seems to have corrupted a whole bunch of your priests.

Mike: "I have this theory that if I leave out all of my summer stuff- winter won't happen. I'll let you know how it turns out."

I love this theory. Keep us updated.

Sara Sue" "Oh winter is coming. Hell, it got down to 58 here last night!"

PPHHHHHTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!

Parad0x said...

I live in Texas. Fill me in on these "snow plows" you speak of Colonel!

Sirdar said...

Never did understand American politics. Nor do I understand some of your presidents....but someone does as they vote them in.

Sara Sue said...

Is that you on the left, Colonel??

Colonel Colonel said...

Parad0x: "I live in Texas. Fill me in on these "snow plows" you speak of Colonel!"

You're better off not knowing, trust me.

Sirdar: "Nor do I understand some of your presidents....but someone does as they vote them in."

I keep reminding you Canadians- the American people did not vote George Bush in. The Supremes did.

Sara Sue: "Is that you on the left, Colonel??"

Damn! What gave me away, the fact that the cross on my chest is actually a piece of twisted aluminum foil?

Beach Bum said...

How about a reality show where the candidates are asked questions while hooked to a lie detector. If they tell a lie the candidates receives an electric shock. The survivor, if any, gets the White House. But will have to return and play again for the midterms.

Colonel Colonel said...

Beach Bum: "How about a reality show where the candidates are asked questions while hooked to a lie detector."

That's a great idea, but how about if we put enough current into it to fry them if they lie?

I know, I know, we'd have no candidates at all left much too quickly...

Phoebe Fay said...

I think Beach Bum has the right idea. In fact, I think the system should be applied to all candidates.

With periodic retests as a form of aversion therapy.

here today, gone tomorrow said...

Well, nothing left for me to do but applaud the post AND the comments!!

Kerstin said...

I'm starting to think Phoebe's Survivor: Democracy! has some merit. Hell, we can't do any worse than we're doing now.

Cissy Strutt said...

Hell, I'd vote for the one on the left. I just want to know what she is concealng under that wimple. Clearly not a tub of depilatory cream.