November 5th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

St. Louis County

Al Franken’s count just moved ahead of Coleman’s, as precincts in St. Louis County report in. That’s a physically huge county that has Duluth in it, but which I guess is Democrat-friendly even in the remoter parts. Northeastern Minnesota is iron-mining territory.

This race is a nailbiter.

I’m actually not sure it would be good for Coleman to win, because otherwise people might lose interest in his bribe-taking. :)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Bush red-faced

So, was Bush’s speech-reading face red because he was anxious, or was it red because he went on a bender? Or maybe it was just the lighting? Maybe he’s been riding his bike at Camp David and has a sunburn.

It wasn’t his most deadpan delivery ever. Plus Bush has a lot of incentive to be nice to Mr. Obama and careful what crimes he commits.
Apollo 4 on column of fire


Randi Rhodes is demanding apologies from Al Franken for not acknowledging her surpassing prescience about vote-stealing.

My response? Hellooooooo, Ron Kuby! I switch over to Air America.
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Malloy mood

I decided to pop in on Mike Malloy tonight, and he currently is in a good mood—or, more importantly, a relaxed mood. He feels that the Civil War is over and also that a weight has been lifted off of his shoulders.

I hope it lasts through at least the end of the week. :)
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I just heard a replay of Ralph Nader on Faux News last night. Nader reacted to the election of an African-American as president by calling Obama an Uncle Tom.

Ralph Nader calling Barack Obama an Uncle Tom

Also displaying his usual reaction to the slightest challenge (a whining hissy fit):

The shorter version: ‘Barack Obama is an Uncle Tom, and he can choose to become an Uncle Sam.’

Thinking in retrospect: Ralph Nader’s insistence upon dressing sloppily has always been a kind of FU. Dressing neatly for a respectable occasion is a sign of respect; Ralph Nader is habitually disrespectful.

I really have a hard time imagining how the dangerousness and dishonesty of Ralph Nader was not obvious in 2000. To me it was like the glaring sun.