Duhhh-aisy & Random Thoughts (Open Thread)

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Despite the slack-jawed pose above, Daisy Mayhem is a highly intelligent animal. It’s just that when she sees reflected light on the wall (or, FSM forbid, a laser pointer beam), her brain shrivels to the size of a lentil, and all she can think to do is stare and then pounce.

I’m off to vote for President Obama in a few minutes; today is the first day of early voting in Florida. I’m kind of out in the boonies, and our early voting polling place is a library surrounded by cow pastures. It’s usually not very crowded, but it was jam-packed on Election Day in 2008.

From what I read on Mememorandum, it looks like some folks are starting to entertain the possibility that President Obama will win the election via the Electoral College and lose the popular vote. In a way, that would be poetic justice, and we could spend days here swapping recipes featuring bitter wingnut tears. But it’s not the outcome I want to see.

I hope President Obama crushes Romney like a rotten walnut—and not just because I don’t want to see us return to a policy of shoveling goodies to plutocrats in hopes that a few crumbs will fall off their table for the rest of us. I hope Mr. Obama wins big because Romney is the most shameless liar to ever credibly aspire to the presidency, at least in my lifetime.

That a champion prevaricator and spinning weathercock like Romney is even within striking distance is a shameful indictment of the state of our national politics and media. I entertained similar notions when Bush won in 2004 after it was clear he’d hoodwinked us into a war on false pretenses, but there was a “let’s not change Horsemen in mid-apocalypse” vibe back then.

There’s no excuse now. So off to vote I go.

[X-posted at Balloon-Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 10/27/12 at 08:28 AM • Permalink

Categories: CrittersPoliticsBarack ObamaElection '08Election '12MittensOur Stupid Media

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I love Daisy’s expression; Boxers have a certain way with “huh?”.

The defective sheltie also gets that “O.M.G.” look on her face at the site of a laser pointer.  Before she starts plunging and yelping at it.  And this, despite the fact that she is a a very bright dog (as herding dogs tend to be).  Something about that little red point . . .

I voted Tuesday - not going to be around on election day, something about a trip to TUSCANY!!! - but will be checking in via the intertoobs.

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