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I have this here megaphone and I’m not afraid to use it

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Last week, National Review called for a truce between McCain’s supporters and the flaming wingnut contingent, of which IR1.

I was going to go along — really, what’s the point of taking shots now? — but I had second thoughts. What if a McCain supporter says something that really torques me off seconds after I take the pinkie swear? My spleen would explode. I like my spleen. So, no. No promises.

But I’m not grinding any axes yet, either. I’m still doing math. Which is more dangerous: a misguided man who achieves many of his goals, or a very misguided man who achieves few of his goals?

Then there’s my other question: which is more insignificant, my vote or my blog?

Over sixty-three million people voted in the last presidential election, but there are over ninety million blogs. So, if my math is correct (and it never is) my vote is 1/180,000,000ths more significant than my blog.

But there’s more to it than math. What if one or more of you silly boo-boos actually writes in Zombie Reagan for president? Then my blog becomes several sixty-three millionths more powerful than my vote.

Uneasy lies the head that wears the…you know. The hat. The hat thing with the bells on.

Comments


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:06 pm

Uneasy rests the butt that bears the boss?

Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown?

Itchy are the fingers that grease the palms?

Unsavory is the crap that McGoo regurgitates.

Ever think us Conservatives (to use a label) seem to have more than our share of tough decisions to make every election?

This one is a tough one. Not because the decision isn’t fairly obvious, but because its SO distasteful this time.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:14 pm

Huh. My hand looks pretty meaty there, don’t it?

I think it’s the nails. I don’t wear them that short; I keep breaking them moving stuff.


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:18 pm

Math make head hurt.

*shrug* I dunno about this election. Darned if we vote for one guy, the same if we vote for the other, and we’ll be darned by both sides if we do nothing.

We should ask Fred! to run and steal the election like Bush II did in 2001 (or so it is alleged).


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:35 pm

Not meaty at all, Weaz. As a matter of fact, I would guess skinny would be a better descriptor. Longer nails might be OK. But don’t listen to me.

I really envy you that mini-megaphone, though. It’s cute.


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:46 pm

Hey! What’s wrong with fingernails that short? I don’t bite them I swear, they just don’t grow.

I do however bite my toenails.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:49 pm

I like them trimmed right to the fingers’ ends. My fingertips are RAWTHER sensitive. Any longer than that, though, and you can poke your eye out picking your nose…


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:52 pm

Nothin’ wrong with Weaz’ nails. They’re spiffy. I just meant longer might be even nicer. I also said (and this is important) don’t listen to me. That’s possibly the most important thing I have ever said.

You can bite you toenails? Whoa…


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:54 pm

I don’t mind people biting their toenails.

It’s when they bite other people’s toenails that I worry.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 7:54 pm

Trimmed to the tip is great. The ones that look uncomfortable are the ones that seem to be trimmed back behind the tip – almost like they are embedded back there and never quite made it out.


Comment from iamfelix
Time: February 20, 2008, 8:31 pm

Uneasy lies the head that wears the…you know. The hat. The hat thing with the bells on.

That’s an image that is begging, *BEGGING* I tell you, for a Stoaty-graphic. :-)


Comment from iamfelix
Time: February 20, 2008, 8:38 pm

And (to address actual post content), I agree with you. I may have to pull the lever for McCain … but I don’t have to be … eager … and I don’t have to LIKE it.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 8:51 pm

iamfelix – I had been considering having my olfactory lobe in my head (and my taste buds) numbed with novacaine before going into the voting booth to vote for….him.

Think it’ll work?


Comment from iamfelix
Time: February 20, 2008, 9:04 pm

McGoo: I think you may need what I had for oral surgery last week — gas, Novacaine AND I.V. sedation. Of course, it will be hard to fill in those little circles then ….


Comment from iamfelix’s brother. Really.
Time: February 20, 2008, 9:28 pm

“I may have to pull the lever for McCain … but I don’t have to be … eager … and I don’t have to LIKE it.”

Sister, sister! Do what I have planned before you go to vote. Pull an all-nighter, slam a fifth of tequila (El Toro White for me – I collect the red sombrero caps to decorate bass drum heads with), call a cab (or another one of our sisters) for a ride, and make the best of a bad situation. It won’t make your options any better, but you’ll be too snockered to give a poo.


Comment from iamfelix
Time: February 20, 2008, 9:55 pm

*LOL* I have no doubt that the above ^ really IS from my own dear brother!


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 20, 2008, 9:59 pm

K…go look outside, things is eclipsing.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 10:02 pm

Hot damn! Clear as crystal!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 10:23 pm

But its an hour early – or (gasp) my GMT calcs were *cough* in error.

Who cares. There it is!


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 10:25 pm

Ah. This calls for whiskey. Its’ effing cold out there.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 10:47 pm

El Toro White….red sombrero caps…..too snockered to give a poo…

Ah-hah! It’s Pupster!

Naa…um…let me see…


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: February 20, 2008, 10:47 pm

:-( we have rain and clouds here.

I’ll pull the lever [actually, rotate the little wheel and then push the button] for McCain, but I’m doing it only once. In my primary, I am voting against He Who Must Not Be Named. On the top of the ticket, I’m going to vote for Fred Thompson (via write-in if he is not on the ballot). That will make November more palatable.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 20, 2008, 11:18 pm

You’re down on the planet Houston, aren’t you Mrs. P?

Looking at Weather.com it looks like the clouds might clear up. Never can tell, though. It’s just through totality and will be coming out any time now.


Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:01 am

Meh. No eclipse for Las Vegas either. We get maybe a couple handful of days out of the year where we get extensive cloud cover and rain, and tonight just had to be one of them.

I too will push the button for The Maverick, yea verily though I’m loath to do so. We can’t let the Obaminaton get into the White House.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: February 21, 2008, 6:09 am

It started ok in the South of England and I thought I was going to get some good pictures. Then the clouds rolled-in here, too.

Stupid clouds.


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 21, 2008, 12:02 pm

It was clear as a bell here and I tried to get some pictures but my fingers turned to icicles and my camera sucks.
Stupid camera.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 21, 2008, 12:15 pm

Ah – but it’s not clear as a bell her now, is it PnB.

We now have about a half-inch of white crap on the roads – making things interesting for local drivers and car repair workers.


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 21, 2008, 12:48 pm

How are the roads McGoo? Husband is working from home and I don’t want to venture out until I see the salters come down our street.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: February 21, 2008, 1:27 pm

I don’t know – I don’t work and I’m not going out. I’m cooking beef/veggie soup.


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 21, 2008, 1:58 pm

Toenails are better than finernails because they’re stronger and bigger and you can use them to floss.

If you use hair or fingernails you run the risk of getting them stuck in your teeth, thus toenails are far superior.

*I am determind to move where it snows. I miss the mountains. Florida sucks.


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:23 pm

PM- Heard a story about a man who went to his dentist with what he thought was an inflamed infected tooth. Dentist went to work and found the problem to be a toenail that had gotten jammed into his gum.


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:29 pm

Huh, guess I’ll go back to using hair.

I used to be a dental asst. and that kind of stuff just grossed me out so much.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:38 pm

Oooo! A dental assistant with a low gross-out threshold. Bad job mojo.


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:40 pm

I could never be a dental assistant. Strong smells curl my toes and I don’t think people would appreciate me wearing nose plugs if I find their breath to be repugnant. Especially if I have a headache, in which case my olfactory goes into hyperdrive. Back when I worked customer service, many a breath across the counter would turn me into a mouthbreather.


Comment from porknbean
Time: February 21, 2008, 2:43 pm

PM…why use hair, when you can get one of these..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vABftrF4B5Y


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 21, 2008, 11:35 pm

Oooo! A dental assistant with a low gross-out threshold. Bad job mojo

Yeah, I didn’t pick that job. My parents figured I was going to be a loser so they wanted me to at least have a career while in my loserness prime. I hated it because it was flipping boring. I’d start to space out and the dentist was wanting stuff and I’d be like huh? wha? I was thinking of that band I saw last night and the surf trip we’re going on this weekend. Shaka brah.


Comment from Former Lurker
Time: February 22, 2008, 6:46 am

PJ Momma, if you can bite your own toenails, can you also put your feet behind your head? If so, want to go out sometime?


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 22, 2008, 11:30 am

can you also put your feet behind your head?

Sorry to disappoint you. I can however put my feet behind other people’s heads.

*oh I went there, yes I did.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: February 22, 2008, 12:14 pm

I grew up on legends of the Bell Witch, which was really more of a poltergeist sort of thing. In one story, a little girl put her feet behind her head, and the Bell Witch made them stick.

So, of course, we were always daring each other to put our feet behind our heads. I don’t think I ever managed it.

I used to be double-jointed in my thumbs, however! What? That doesn’t have any interesting potential?

Ummm.

Okay.

I can hang a spoon on my nose!


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: February 22, 2008, 1:31 pm

From “The Bell Witch” I ended up at “Nonsuch Palace” travelling through “Henry VIII”, “Queen Mary I,” “Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex” and many more people. Including The Right Honourable The Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC.

I should be working or doing my homework. Ah well.


Comment from pajama momma
Time: February 22, 2008, 4:21 pm

I used to be double-jointed in my thumbs, however! What? That doesn’t have any interesting potential?

*sniff* you’re a better woman than I. I have no talent.I can’t even outdrink anybody any more. What a miserable failure.


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