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Watching the returns tomorrow night.

#1 Post by eelj » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:37 pm

So tomorrow is the big day. It's been a long 2 years for my wife and I.

Just this year alone we have worked 12 parades, 2 fundraisers plus we manned the booth at the Carlton county fair for the DFL (Mn Democratic Farmer Labor party). After voting we will head to Carlton and watch the returns on TV with our state rep to the Mn legislature Mike Sundin, I'm hoping it will be a victory celebration.

Thats just what we will be doing, anybody else have any plans for tomorrow?

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#2 Post by featureless » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm

eelj wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Thats just what we will be doing, anybody else have any plans for tomorrow?
Trying to focus and not throw up? Nerves are killing me. :lol:

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#3 Post by eelj » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:56 pm

featureless wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
eelj wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Thats just what we will be doing, anybody else have any plans for tomorrow?
Trying to focus and not throw up? Nerves are killing me. :lol:
My 2 dogs are worried about Mike Sundin, big supporters.
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#4 Post by rockhound » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 pm

After the polls close I'll be sipping whisky and frantically hitting refresh on a lot of different news sites.

Might have to break out the Aberlour A’bunadh if things go well.

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#5 Post by dougb » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:05 pm

Yesterday, sitting at the computer, I watched an unkempt unshaven and slovenly stranger walk across the front of my yard and up to the door. I pulled the sweatshirt off my pistol and went to open the door and see who it was. GOP party worker leaving a flier on the door. Probably should leave the 12 gauge by the door. Or the dog.
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#6 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:17 pm

rockhound wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:58 pm
After the polls close I'll be sipping whisky and frantically hitting refresh on a lot of different news sites.

Might have to break out the Aberlour A’bunadh if things go well.
I may have to break out the Clément 1952 or 1970...if it's a landslide or a disaster.

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#7 Post by Wino » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:57 pm

I have the same feeling I had 24 hrs. before the Turd won 2016 - that he was going to win - and he did. This feels the same and I'm sick at heart.

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#8 Post by YankeeTarheel » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:03 pm

Wino wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:57 pm
I have the same feeling I had 24 hrs. before the Turd won 2016 - that he was going to win - and he did. This feels the same and I'm sick at heart.

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Unlike 2016, I refuse to be surprised and shocked if that happens. However, it will reinforce that the American Experiment is at an end, killed by its own beneficiaries.

As a college professor put it in the 70's, who had been in Germany in the '30's: It was heart-breaking to watch a great nation STRIP itself of its culture.
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#9 Post by featureless » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:55 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Wino wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:57 pm
I have the same feeling I had 24 hrs. before the Turd won 2016 - that he was going to win - and he did. This feels the same and I'm sick at heart.

FDT
Unlike 2016, I refuse to be surprised and shocked if that happens. However, it will reinforce that the American Experiment is at an end, killed by its own beneficiaries.

As a college professor put it in the 70's, who had been in Germany in the '30's: It was heart-breaking to watch a great nation STRIP itself of its culture.
Yes to all of this. My friends all thought I was nuts when I believed Trump would win (I thought I was, too). I really hope this one goes better. Like I've said, I'll take a blue ripple. Even a blue drip if it leads to a Dem majority by one ass.

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#10 Post by AndyH » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:34 pm

Fingernails? We don't need no steeenkin' finger nails...
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#11 Post by Bisbee » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:40 pm

That’s why it’s good to live in a desert Red state that has a snowflakes chance of changing. You do what you can without any concern for the outcome. The ultimate Buddhist practice.
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#12 Post by K9s » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:12 pm

featureless wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:49 pm
eelj wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Thats just what we will be doing, anybody else have any plans for tomorrow?
Trying to focus and not throw up? Nerves are killing me. :lol:
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#13 Post by K9s » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:13 pm

AndyH wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:34 pm
Fingernails? We don't need no steeenkin' finger nails...
OMG I haven't chewed my fingernails in many years... until recently. I noticed it the other day and was blown away! Maybe I need to start smoking or drinking or something...
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#14 Post by eelj » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Bisbee wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:40 pm
That’s why it’s good to live in a desert Red state that has a snowflakes chance of changing. You do what you can without any concern for the outcome. The ultimate Buddhist practice.
My good friend Mr Bisbee, sometimes all it takes is just one pebble to cause a landslide.

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#15 Post by eelj » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:16 pm

Maybe I need to start smoking or drinking or something...
It's always worked for me.

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#16 Post by Wino » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:00 pm

Talked to SIL a short bit ago. He voted this morning at area elementary school. Said not many there, no line and when he left said no more than maybe 20 in line. Not a good sign.
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#17 Post by SeanMoney » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:08 pm

I'm taking the Ramones' advice and am gonna be sedated.

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#18 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:19 pm

Revising my plans:
Drink the cheap stuff if it's bad.
Drink the good stuff if it's pretty good.
Drink the GREAT stuff if it's awesome.
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#19 Post by Bisbee » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:35 pm

NPR reports Bernie Sanders won his race for Vermont Senator.
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#20 Post by featureless » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 pm

Well, tonight is dojo night, so I'll get my ass beat and my aggression out either way. :ninja:

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#21 Post by YankeeTarheel » Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 pm

featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Well, tonight is dojo night, so I'll get my ass beat and my aggression out either way. :ninja:
Get a couple of kicks and punches in for me! I liked sparring--hated ground-fighting (too hard on the joints). :ninja:
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#22 Post by featureless » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:48 pm

YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 pm
featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Well, tonight is dojo night, so I'll get my ass beat and my aggression out either way. :ninja:
Get a couple of kicks and punches in for me! I liked sparring--hated ground-fighting (too hard on the joints). :ninja:
Yeah, I suck on the ground. Not great on my feet, either! I'd rather wait for a takedown, put them on the ground and then run like hell! Dojo is kind of small, though, so they always seem to catch me. ;)

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#23 Post by AndyH » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:58 pm

featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:48 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 pm
featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Well, tonight is dojo night, so I'll get my ass beat and my aggression out either way. :ninja:
Get a couple of kicks and punches in for me! I liked sparring--hated ground-fighting (too hard on the joints). :ninja:
Yeah, I suck on the ground. Not great on my feet, either! I'd rather wait for a takedown, put them on the ground and then run like hell! Dojo is kind of small, though, so they always seem to catch me. ;)
If you get cornered, run for the doors - it's like a TARDIS - they'll never find you in there! :lol:
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#24 Post by featureless » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:04 pm

Funny thing, we rent space from a kids dance studio. Maybe I'll hide behind the purple frilly curtain that is the "changing room". Or maybe I'll don a tutu and my opponent will die of laughter. Can't take one's self too seriously.

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#25 Post by YankeeTarheel » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:26 am

featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:48 pm
YankeeTarheel wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:39 pm
featureless wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:38 pm
Well, tonight is dojo night, so I'll get my ass beat and my aggression out either way. :ninja:
Get a couple of kicks and punches in for me! I liked sparring--hated ground-fighting (too hard on the joints). :ninja:
Yeah, I suck on the ground. Not great on my feet, either! I'd rather wait for a takedown, put them on the ground and then run like hell! Dojo is kind of small, though, so they always seem to catch me. ;)
The way I saw it: On my feet, I was "spending the interest". On the ground, I was "spending the principle". IOW, ground fighting took a toll on already-suspect joints.
Now? With 2 cobalt-titanium hips, a knee 'scope in the not-too-distant future (maybe two), elbows I'm doing re-hab exercises on, and shoulders that are suspect, the dojo is NOT a good idea!
But it was definitely the least boring and most fun exercise regimen I ever engaged in!
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