• Happy Day After Election Day

    November 7, 2012

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    Posted in: Democracy

    I expect to wake up on November 7 late, with an angry absinthe and Miller Lite hangover, so decided to write this blog post ahead of time.

    Congratulations to _____, the winner. Democracy, peaceful transition, electoral college, who could have predicted it/it was just as we predicted.

    But even though _____ won:

    – We still will have tens of thousands of troops doing nothing more than dying at whack-a-mole in Afghanistan for another two years, followed by indefinite training missions and permanent bases in that God-forsaken country.

    – The US will continue its drone wars, foolishly believing that the technology means war without risk because American lives are not at stake. In the big picture, they still are.

    – Freed from election politics, the U.S. will resume making war against Iran.

    – Guantanamo remains open, though our child prisoners there have now all grown.

    – No one is accountable for a decade’s worth of kidnapping and torture.

    – The Patriot Act is still in place and Americans’ civil liberties are worth the value of an expired coupon.

    – In January 2013 the president will still order deaths off a disposition matrix. People will still be held in indefinite detention without trial at his mere word. Bradley Manning still will not have had his trial.

    –Climate change, the homeless, veteran’s suicides, the economy, gun control, immigration, blah blah blah.


    Hell, pass me that bottle. I’m gonna have another drink and go back to bed.



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  • Recent Comments

    • Andrey said...

      1

      Can’t shake the feeling that the only major difference between the candidates was that one of them was black and the other one was white.

      11/7/12 2:23 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      2

      quote:”Hell, pass me that bottle. I’m gonna have another drink and go back to bed.” unquote

      Let’s toast. Here’s to Grand Illusions, squandered freedoms, and the victims of our electoral process.(gulps) Ya’ll havta ‘scuse me now though..I have to puke.

      11/7/12 2:38 PM | Comment Link

    • pitchfork said...

      3

      ahhhhh…perfect. I can blame my hangover on Arthur. He told me to do it. :)

      quote:
      “Now go get drunk.”

      see?
      http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2012/11/yeah-yeah-nobody-knows-anything.html

      fuck. I love Arthur’s blog. He WUZ rite ya know.

      http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2012/11/i-wuz-rite-fuck.html

      Problem is..now Obuttface can spread the blame amongst those that voted for the asshole.

      11/7/12 3:45 PM | Comment Link

    • jo6pac said...

      4

      Drones away and Austerity for all. Stick a fork in Amerika because it’s done.

      11/7/12 4:00 PM | Comment Link

    • Eric Hodgdon said...

      5

      I’m glad your wife had a good time.

      11/7/12 6:22 PM | Comment Link

    • Eric Hodgdon said...

      6

      ‘None of these Candidates’ came in 4th in a 5 person Presidential contest out here in the Tarnished State. So, my vote counted above the last place runner (Independent American Party).

      I for one will continue on my quest now that the pointless distractions are over with.

      “Is there never to be an age of Happiness?
      Is there never to be any rest?

      Rest enough for the individual, perhaps.
      Too much and too soon and we call it death.
      But for [Us,] no rest and no ending, [We] must go on….
      ……..
      And when [We have] conquered all the deeps of Space, and all the mysteries of time, still [We] will be beginning.
      ………….
      Is it this or that?
      All the Universe or nothing?
      Which shall it be Passworthy?
      Which shall it be? “

      11/7/12 6:46 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

      7

      When I woke up this morning I found out the name of the winner so I can help you fill in the open spaces. Ah damn, I already forgot the name. Shame on me.

      11/7/12 10:02 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      8

      Hey, guys, it’s not always black or white. Be like Obama and lighten up.

      – Rich “Homer Simpson” Bauer

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/tv-radio/democracy-simply-doesnt-work-top-simpsons-quotes-for-the-losing-candidate/story-e6frf9ho-1226512127966

      11/8/12 12:09 AM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

      9

      Did the woman in that photo get her visa?

      11/8/12 12:14 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

      10

      She got a promotion.

      11/8/12 1:10 PM | Comment Link

    • jim hruska said...

      11

      PVB,
      I suggest a herbal drink from the Czech Republic-BECHEROVKA.
      Less head ache.
      I’m glad that we won the cold war otherwise i couldn’t buy this product.
      jim

      11/8/12 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Meloveconsullongtime said...

      12

      Just a general question: Are US Consular staff hired and promoted FOR being devious lying c-nts, or does the State Department train them to become that way on the job?

      11/9/12 5:11 AM | Comment Link

    • Lafcadio said...

      13

      For meloveconsul:

      The answer to your question is that it’s a combination of both, but the ojt definitely sharpens the skill.

      In fact, that’s the most effective training that State has.

      And the biggest lies most people tell at State are to themselves.

      11/9/12 10:28 AM | Comment Link

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