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

Ugh!

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.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

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. :)
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Wow

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.
Democracy!

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.