Crunch Time

Monday, November 06, 2006


Don't forget to vote!

18 comments:

JB said...

That would make John Kerry the leader of the terroristocrat wing of the Democrats. (snicker.)

David Thomson said...

It is fair to say that for the most part---a vote for a Democratic candidate is a vote for the terrorists. Democrats are are not to be trusted with adult issues of any sort.

Knucklehead said...

I remember therefore I vote.

Not that it matters to anything since it is purely anecdotal but I bumped into a long time frind today for the first time in some weeks. He's a Cato-ish conservative. He don't like Bush one little bit. He was definitely among the "sitting this one out!" brigades last time we spoke about the topic. Now he was quite clear that he'd be at his polling place bright and early tomorrow morn', grumbling mightily, noseclip on, not liking one moment of it but voting, apparently, 'cause the likes of Nancy Pelosi can't be handed control of the HR.

Fascinating times we live in.

JB said...

That appears to be the trend, Knucklehead. The base is coming home after a good ole bitchfest.

terrye said...

Some of the CATO people are just nuts. I remember when I was milking they were hot to end the dairy program. I remember some moron from CATO saying that they could ship in milk from New Zealand [where it was produced for less] in powder form and mix it water to sell in stores here. Most people would never know the difference. I am a capitalist and all that, but I thought that suggestion was just plain goofy.

Knucklehead said...

Well, yeah, Terrye, those libertarians do get a bit odd 'bout a number of things, don't they. Then again, who knows, mayber there really are enough cows and blow driers in New Zealand to powder the US milk market.

Knucklehead said...

I couldn't get past chuckling over that "powdered milk from New Zealand" thing, Terrye, so I went and had a quick little looksie. There are some four million Kiwis.

There are some 65,000 dairy farms in the US. The average herd is 135. That's... clickety... clickety... 8,775,000 dairy cows... heh, that ain't so durned outrageous. I think those Kiwis just maybe outta drop what they're doing and start putting out some powdery milk so we 'murricans can save some tax money and buy more 'spensive milk what's been dehydrated and shipped round the world.

You know, as I recall, I quit drinkin' milk rather than gulp that powdered stuff they served us in the military. Yuck! So your buddy's scheme could possibly have two positive effects. It could save the US Taxpayer all those dairy handouts and then wipe out the demand for Milk: A cruel and unhealthy product. (Those CATO boys ain't half as odd as those PETA people!)

terrye said...

PETA my ass. What do they think would happen to all those cows if people did not drink milk? Turn them loose in the wilds? Tie them to a tree in the back yard? Kind of a large for a pet.

They would cease to exist. That is cruel. They were bred to make milk. That is why they are here.

Skookumchuk said...

terrye:

Well, yes, you are right. But that is because you are rational. You don't live in some tender Rousseauist fairyland.

Hope Gale (that's yer feller's name, right?) got some deer hunting in this year. I sure didn't. But turkeys are right around the corner.

Well, late April.

Skookumchuk said...

terrye:

Oh, I should tell you. My wife says she wants to write an autobiography, centered around her 18 years of living with me. Her working title is "Bullets in the Linen Closet."

Rick Ballard said...

Skook,

I saw that Cheney will be out hunting tomorrow. The article didn't mention whether he was going after torts or family practice. I wonder if he'll switch to heavier shot?

Skookumchuk said...

In some states, torts can only be pursued with rifled slugs.

And my attorney friend says that family practice requires at least 00 buckshot.

Rick Ballard said...

The problem with 00 is that if you jump one close and fire too quickly you just ruin the pelt.

Skookumchuk said...

This is true. A good reason for getting one of these for Christmas.

loner said...

My wife would entitle hers on similar topic (though only about half the years): I'm Only Here to Amuse You.

You folks aren't the only ones.

Skookumchuk said...

Loner:

Sounds like a Noel Coward lyric. I like it.

loner said...

skook—

How's the weather?

Skookumchuk said...

Windy. Fir trees leaning 20 degrees from vertical windy.