If it’s not too much trouble, could you folks find some additional candidates that I don’t have to hold my nose to vote for? And would it have killed you to run some ads for the guy you’re running for Governor? Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think anything can stop Sandoval from getting a second term, but you guys haven’t said much of anything about the Democratic candidate beyond the fact that he is fortunate enough to have the last name “Goodman.” It’s like you guys aren’t even trying.
In fact, in general if you guys could start acting like Democrats, that would be great. You know, you could stand up for things like reproductive rights and getting the freaking spooks to at least give lip service to the 4th and 5th Amendments? Oh hey, and if you’d kindly admit that the War on [brown people using] Drugs is a failure, that would be great.
In Closing: Everybody PANIC!!!; that’s Mrs. Bach; any time in jail can easily become a death sentence, no conviction required.
Happy Friday the Thirteenth, and Happy Honey Moon.
NSA: Aw, you know I can’t possibly go more than a few days without coming up with some NSA, spying on Americans, War on Terror,or Privacy right? Heck, they may actually have to do things the legal way.
We Don’t Need No Education: Maybe. Unless of course we do.
It’s good to be the king: Or even just the CEO. Not so good to be a serf, but that’s “same as it ever was.”
Election Follies: So much to ridicule, so little time. At least the Chicken Lady lost her bid to be a candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Nevada.
Is anyone in their right mind surprised?: The DEA is playing hard ball with docs who associate themselves with medical marijuana. This is why Nevada doesn’t require a prescription. Remember: pot is still illegal under Federal law, and when all is said and done the Civil War established that Federal law will always trump state law (in that case, the state laws that said people could own other people).
Times haven’t changed: Perception has.
Maya: Zen Pencils.
And Finally: Purple Toes. More.
The problem with the unexpected is that, well, it’s unexpected.
A decade ago, some guy was running for Senate in Illinois as a Democrat. I’m not sure anybody thought he had a chance — after all, he’d already lost in a bid for a seat in the House — until the unexpected happened. In this case, details about the divorce of the front running Republican from his very pretty actress wife happened to be disclosed by the courts to the Chicago Tribune. And the details regarding his sex life were absolutely devastating.
The end result of this *ahem* unfortunate turn of events is that the Republican candidate was replaced by someone deemed “more electable,” and the underdog Democrat went on to win a seat in the Senate. Just a few years later, that man went on to become President of the United States.
So, when Serious People say that a Democrat’s only shot at winning is “a Republican screwup“, remember that stranger things have happened.
A quick break: To bring you a metric ton of NSA and NSA “reform” and Ed Snowden and NSA related items.
And, In Closing: on the Class of 2014; someone noticed; given up; most popular Google searches by state; and ironic photos.