[Homestead] It's almost over
erthnsky at bellsouth.net
Tue Dec 2 01:03:08 EST 2008
Marie McHarry wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 10:18 PM, EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
>> LOL, well, it could always be worse. I could be up in Minnesota
>> listening to Al Franken everyday..OMG I think I'd go crazy.
> I thought about mentioning that to you, but your pain level seemd
> high already. I actually have not listened to either of those two
> contenders much during this election, but Coleman is no picnic. I
> used to listen to Franken's show when he was on Air America: he
> always had good guests, and he's a decent interviewer.
I know, I'm just goofing on him. I think I mentioned in a previous post
that I actually thought he was entertaining on SNL and on Maher's show
and other places I'd seen him.
Campaigns, however, tend
> to make people insane (both the candidates and the populace), so for
> all I know they're both raving by this time.
You aren't kidding about that. I've spoken more about my political
beliefs in the last year on this list than I have with anyone in my
life, ever. I've worked on political campaigns and voiced my opinion
less. Perhaps it is a Southern thing, that you aren't supposed to talk
about politics, I don't know. I do know that I am taking away some
lessons from this political season. Perhaps the way that I have spent
the majority of my life(not talking about my political leanings) is
In a way, it's too bad
> that Minnesota doesn't have a law like Georgia's that requires a
> runoff if nobody goes over 50 percent. A sizeable number of voters
> went for "neither of the above" so the final totals for Franken and
> Coleman are somewhere in the high 40 percent range I believe (I'm too
> tired to look it up). Regardless of which one ends up with a couple
> of votes, ain't nobody gonna be happy with the results. I'm betting
> the loser of the recount goes to court.
Oh yeah, I think it will end up in court, too. But I gotta say that I
am surprised that I haven't seen too many news stories about allegations
of fraud or unfair election activity from either side since Election
Day, which is amazing in light of all the press we saw _before_ Election
Day...there were voter problems everywhere, it seemed...
“Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to
hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda
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