And ON and ON and ON (Politics)

My message to Adam Frisch having learned of his conceding to Boobert when the small difference in the votes would have launched an automatic recount for which the state would pay. No fundraising involved:

You’re a tool. Seriously. This would be an automatic recount. Even if you lost that (and you probably would) it would say something to the Democrats in D3 who didn’t think it worth their time to vote at all. Maybe you think this is “dignified” and “respects the electoral process” or something, but no. Part of that process is a recount to be sure human error didn’t enter in. It’s not like you called the Secretary of State and asked her to find you 18,000 votes or something. It would be a message to the National Democratic Committee, too, to get behind EVERY democratic candidate in EVERY state because NOTHING is a done deal until it’s a done deal and empirical probability is just a bad guess; it’s not real unless you’re looking at nature or science. Very disappointed in you.

With votes coming in from the military oversees and ballots that needed to be “cured,” there are now only five-hundred votes between Boobert and her contender, Adam Frisch. Both of them are in Washington learning how to be representatives for Colorado. I hope she listens this time, but I dunno…

Since the votes will ALL be counted by noon today (that’s pretty soon), it looks the closeness of the votes will trigger an automatic recount. As there are (or were) only 300 votes left, Frisch will not “win” in the usual sense. A recount could give him the lead, but I personally doubt that will happen. And in such an unlikely situation, would Boobert accept a loss? Since she’s gone on these two years insisting that TFG is the legitimate president, I don’t think so.

Regardless who wins at this point the Republicans have the House. Last night I read their plans for the upcoming term and none of them involve leading the country. They are going after the Democrats. Heather Cox Richardson summed it up, stating first that the Republicans ran on inflation but…

Yesterday, midterm results gave Republicans control of the House of Representatives after a campaign in which they emphasized inflation; today, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has received his party’s nomination to become speaker of the House, along with other Republican leadership, outlined for reporters their plans for the session. “We must be relentless in our oversight of this administration,” the number 2 Republican in the House, Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana, told his colleagues. They plan to begin a raft of investigations: into President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, the origins of Covid-19, the FBI, the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and so on. But not, apparently, inflation.

They are also going to investigate the prison conditions of the January 6 prisoners who have not bailed themselves out of jail or found anyone to do it for them. That is absurd since none of them have to stay in prison.

For my part, I don’t know what Hunter Biden has to do with anything. We know enough about the origins of Covid 19. The FBI is a branch of the gubmint acting on orders of an apolitical government branch. After what, 21 years? Withdrawal from Afghanistan could have been easy or without cost. Could we please move forward? Please? I know it’s hard, but… It’s like a bad marriage.

Somehow I didn’t know that we elected officials whose main job was to investigate other officials that we had elected. I thought they had another job, like leading the nation and producing policies for the welfare of the people. I wonder why we pay them. I get the January 6 Committee — the events of Jan 6 were an attempted coup against a new administration that had been elected by the majority of the people — but I don’t get this. I guess I’m very naive or maybe it’s that only recently (last six years?) I’ve paid attention to government at all. I’m very conflicted about a lot of things. Like the central government is immense and expensive; what should its role actually BE? I know here in the bark-of-beyond and all the other barks-of-beyond in this country people feel alienated from the federal government and wonder what it’s doing there; and they vote Republican, which, I realize, is really voting AGAINST the federal government; it’s a Libertarian leaning.

I could fall into dark dudgeon over this stuff, but I don’t think I have much to do with it. I’m beginning to question the usefulness of “staying informed.” In fact, I’m questioning a lot of things right now.

One thing I DON’T have to question is the meaning of the expression on this little dog’s face:


He got his wish and as soon as we arrived, we were “met” by a group of more than fifty cranes calling out, spiraling higher and higher in the sky. I discovered four more muskrat nests (featured photo). It was a cold but beautiful afternoon out in the Bark-of-Beyond.

All the stuff on the floor — I live in a house that is more or less a dog house depending on the conditions in the yard which, right now, are pretty dirty/muddy/snowy. My living room rug is mostly white. You get the idea. The kitchen is a passageway to the living room. The ONLY time this is a purely human house is when I’m having human guests for a few hours. It’s the way it is when you have a giant dog who will dig a hole bigger than she is and then continue to refine and perfect it.

27 thoughts on “And ON and ON and ON (Politics)

  1. Nothing but inflation, crime, immigration during the election. And they are focusing on HUNTER BIDEN right out of the gate. I don’t get it.

  2. It should be obvious by now that, if a Republican wins, it was a free and fair election. If a Democrat wins, the election was stolen. If it’s too close to call, it’s because the Democrats had a hidden trove of ballots to pull out just in case. 😉 I like to recall the words of the great Richard Nixon: “When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.” And here I thought we’d hit the bottom back then. Silly me.

  3. Now that the news is out that Adam Frisch conceded, why couldn’t you have gotten 40 inches of snow like New York instead of getting a congresswoman who ________ (fill in the blank with your choice of facts about her)? I am sorry for you (and the rest of us).

    • 40 inches of snow would be the best. It would set us up for the summer, I think because it wouldn’t go anywhere. It would take the city a month to clear the streets, but my street, being a national highway, is continually plowed. I would ski and ski and ski and teach the dogs to ski and all would be well here in Heaven. I’m officially retiring from politics. No one will notice except people who read my blog. Here’s what I wrote Frisch on his FB:

      You’re a tool. Seriously. This would be an automatic recount. Even if you lost that (and you probably would) it would say something to the Democrats in D3 who didn’t think it worth their time to vote at all. Maybe you think this is “dignified” and “respects the electoral process” or something, but no. Part of that process is a recount to be sure human error didn’t enter in. It’s not like you called the Secretary of State and asked her to find you 18,000 votes or something. It would be a message to the National Democratic Committee, too, to get behind EVERY democratic candidate in EVERY state because NOTHING is a done deal until it’s a done deal and empirical probability is just a bad guess; it’s not real unless you’re looking at nature or science. Very disappointed in you.

  4. Why did Frisch concede when the vote was close enough to warrant a recount?! I thought ‘you little bitch’ when I saw that Bobo said she won this morning–when she hadn’t.
    Teddy, I feel you, little buddy. Dumb Republicans…

    • Frisch is a tool. I’m so over this. What a stupid stupid man. And because of the “odds” and the “probability” of Boobert winning, dem turnout in the election was extremely low. What a bunch of stupid fucking people. Teddy had to stay home today because Bear wanted to go and we had a wonderful time. He wants you to know it’s OK. He understands that Bear needs a turn.

      • That is the dumbest thing. To take it so far against an opponent who is very clearly not everyone’s little darling like she thinks she is and then to say, “I’m out” just when it is so tight?! Really dumb. Have you looked back to see what other have written on his FB page? What in the heck was his reason for running if he was going to back down this late in the game? Not for me to understand, but I am disappointed.
        Teddy, you are a little sweetie.

        • He could not have won, but that’s really not the point. The point is the dems didn’t turn out to vote and their noses should be rubbed in it. And boobies should sweat until the last possible moment. There are things here that should be SAID and a recount is the language for that. But no. I think if he concedes, the automatic recount won’t happen.

  5. If only it were a genuine libertarian leaning. The GOP will grow the government just as much as the Democrats. They will just assault a different set of rights and spend your money on different pet projects.

  6. Unfortunately, I think that much of the unrest in the country is the result of the ease of communication that the internet has brought. Disinformation (or misinformation) can be spread at the same lightning speed as true information, confusing those who don’t “keep informed,” and leading to the type of divisions that we have seen. It’s been a horrible election, with results that are better than they could have been. Hopefully the “special prosecutor” will have a positive effect, and the country will be able to settle down. Nam myoho renge kyo!

  7. Mercy. I missed this post and though I hate to miss any of your posts, I’m sort of glad I didn’t see this one yesterday! I’m grieving a little for what could have been…

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