the most important election of your lifetime: 2012 american general election thread

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Isn't that part of the "general" election? The presidential election is the name of the big bore.

xp

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the past we have had a separate thread for all the House and Senate races

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't care either way if someone wants to start one

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really like the campaign she's running - she's putting the screws to brown w/o coming off as especially petty. the grassroots fundraising and organization are really top notch, taking a page from bama '08 but w/ (actually sincere) populist messages at the core. although i could have done without the 'trip to the aqaurium' email w/ her grandkids' email.

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

she's the only candidate i've ever given $$ who doesn't rep me directly

it's smdh time in America (will), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's a weird election for me inasmuch as i've known brown (personally) for a long, long time and respect him as a person but hate him as a politician. warren drives me bonkers as a person, but i couldn't have a higher esteem for her politically, so...

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

interesting, how do you know him remy?

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

boy scouts
selectman in my childhood hometown
we share a mechanic
met him a million times growing up
my dad and he hung out in the early '80s

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you think your mechanic is the type of person who can 'make mistakes' for the right amount of money?

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i probably don't have the right amount of money, unless it's fallen under the driver's seat. plus, i really like him! he gave me a banana split one time (not a sex joke) and i think he drove me home from soccer practice. elizabeth warren came into a store i worked in ca. .09 and ordered very complicated business cards at two minutes past closing time.

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that the sum total of "drives me bonkers as a person"?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not all of it. Her affect is sometimes haughty Cambridgey-Fancy-Scarf-Lady, and some other times a little transparently calculated. But, as I said earlier, I've got immense respect for her work, her intellect, her campaign, and I do like her brand of populism.

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

he gave me a banana split one time (not a sex joke) and i think he drove me home from soccer practice.

Somehow I imagine this docudrama minifilm starring Will Ferrell.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Plantation Republican"

can I just

― i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2:54 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah. people who insist on calling Allen West a "Plantation Republican" are just as bad as old politicians who throw around the word "niggardly" and then go "what? what? it doesn't have anything to do with the n-word!" imo

(I don't expect everyone on ILX to agree with me abt this)

crüt, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

No but see he's actually FROM Plantation, FL. It just results in crazy awkwardness.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know that. and niggardly doesn't actually have anything to do with the n-word. you can say "Republican from Plantation." don't say "Plantation Republican."

crüt, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Florida republican" should be pejorative enough

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

no more pejorative than "Florida Democrat"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we all just agree that the word 'florida' taints any noun that follows it

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

"The state with the prettiest name" – Elizabeth Bishop

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

like hell will I agree with that

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 12 April 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

when can we finally make Puerto Rico and Cuba states?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

when they learn to speak american

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Flo Rida Republican

crüt, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait wait wait, somebody besides me is from Plantation, Florida?? I've seriously spent my whole life undoing people's confusion when they see my place of birth written as PLANTATION on a form. It's like when I lived on a street that was just named BOULEVARD.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plantation is only thirty miles away from me. Whole lotta nuthin'.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

up to 80 U.S. House Democrats are Communist Party members

Communists are only scary to old people.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

might wanna check the hubbub outside the Miami baseball stadium to verify

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only hubbub is seniors trying to find a parking space before they give up and park illegally again.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are a limited number of early bird specials available, i'll have you know

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't emebed any of the photos of everyone in the parking lot screaming about Ozzie Guillen and Hitler, so...

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guillen protesters are either 60 or Miami Herald columnists.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

(housekeeping note: i'm kinda in favor of just having this be a big free-for-all rest-of-2012 politics thread. separate threads for congress and general stuff seems like a recipe for duplication. "election season" tends to warp everything else around it. the presidential race promises to be only not-boring in how annoying it is anyway)

goole, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh I think we're in a for a very lolz-y prez campaign

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(...but also maintain a politics thread that's actual about the important shit that goes on instead of the duopoly horse race.)

xp

yeah, who cares

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that what i said? no, it isn't

goole, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah we still have the gen politics thread

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought you were asking if we should split up the horseraces

iatee, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, goole – it looks like a snooze.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's what i said!

goole, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

(l-r: obama, romney)

fka snush (remy bean), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ok I reread it

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

or l-r: gore, bush amirite lol

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

meh, it will get way more fun when the economy re-tanks in the fall

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

We will then rely on you to prop it up. Don't ask me how.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 April 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rabbit season

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Now this is good--we have a Silly Controversy to distract from Presidential Evil that everyone can Weigh In On:

She seems sincere--she looked right into the camera.

clemenza, Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

The B____ Who Used to Run the Music Industry

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:48 (2 years ago) Permalink


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