Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Election 2010 – The Enstupiding


First, fuck you Wisconsin and the cheese you rode in on.

Second, I lost. Well, Christine O’Donnell lost, but she’s me.

This morning I received a phone call from Susan Sarandon telling me to vote for Prop. 19 (marijuana legalization). Naturally, I do anything Susan Sarandon tells me to do (since the lemon juice scene in Atlantic City).

Lexington, Kentucky elects an openly gay mayor, Jim Gray. As far as I know, it wasn’t even an issue, as opposed to the 2004 US Senate race in Kentucky, where Jim Bunning’s proxies made unsubtle suggestions that the D. candidate, Daniel Mongiardo, was gay – the state senate president called him “a limp wrist” – and Mongiardo responded by trumpeting his hatred of teh gay. Mongiardo, who has since married – a woman – ran again this year but lost the D. primary to Jack Conway, who just lost to idiot Rand Paul.

Since Roland Burris was an appointee, his replacement takes office not in January but as soon as the Ill. election is certified, at which point there will be no black senators.

On the other hand, Tim Scott (from South Carolina) will be the first black Republican congresscritter since J.C. Watts left in 2003. Scott beat Strom Thurmond’s son in the primary.

Oklahoma, where the wind, as I understand it, comes sweepin’ down the plain, but not from Mecca, bans sharia law. In fact, State Question 755 (the “SOS Amendment”) bans the use by OK courts of any international law, so it might not be as irrelevant to the real world as it’s generally been portrayed.

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