“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
(D) Joe Biden*
(R) Donald Trump
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Joe Neguse*
(R) Lauren Boebert*
(D) Adam Frisch
(R) Ken Buck*
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(D) Jason Crow*
(D) Brittany Pettersen
(D) Yadira Caraveo
“If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.”
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As Yogi Berra once said: “it ain’t over until it’s over.” The Trafalgar polling group; that predicted Trump’s win in 2016; now says Trump is slightly ahead in Michigan & Pennsylvania. Michael Moore claims that Trump voters are undercounted, now as well as in 2016. We’ll just have to see.
Meantime, my e-mail inbox is being clogged with last minute appeals for money from multiple campaigns, especially Senate campaigns. They are sort of funny; one will say HELP, somebody is behind in whatever state. Hour later, I get an appeal that we’re ahead in the same state and help us pour it on.
I made my final cash contributions at end of September to Hick and to Mark Kelly. Since then, my delete finger has been busy.
I've been getting about a dozen pleadings a day for the past few weeks. But strangely, they are all addressed to "Constance". I suspect their database might be slightly out of alignment.
I've been getting Trump fundraising emails addressed to "Janet" for months and months. My name ain't Genghis, but it ain't Janet either. I wanted to unsubscribe, but I wanted more to see what the campaign was saying to fire up the foaming-at-the-mouth racist hordes.
I'm getting 15-20 emails a day from the Trump campaign alone, and that's on top of the many emails from Dems whose campaigns know my actual name.
I got two or three physical mails from the Trump campaign when they were sending out the super-duper, ultra-impressive "We got more money than God" packages when they blew through their first $600 million.
I put a handful of pennies into their postage-paid return envelope. Funny, they didn't send me any further correspondence!
My elderly aunt in California is getting between 7-10 robo calls a day from Donald Trump himself!! The last time I was there I blocked the number for her but they’ve found a go-around. She’s 87, a life-long registered Republican who hasn’t voted Republican in the last three cycles.
For $35 you can get a MAGA sticker; for $3,000 she can get an autographed picture. I’m guessing they’ll go for much less next week in the ‘going out of business’ sale.
Again, in C.A.L.I.F.O.R.N.I.A.
An enterprising person could pull them out of the dumpster behind Trump's campaign offices next week and sell them as dart boards!
I was getting regular mailings from the Trump campaign (I'm an active Dem) but my husband was getting nothin' (he's a lifelong Republican). I'm pretty sure I stopped the Trump letters by sending back the reply envelope with some cat litter in it (clean, not used!).
You're so much nicer than I am.
Oh, used cat litter is much more the style of the Trump campaign–it would add much more class to the "Trumpstink"!
I’m getting a half dozen Hick mail pieces every day, although my ballot was received weeks ago. Some are addressed to previous residents of my apartment. No Trumpie stuff, but plenty from the Kochs warning me of dire consequences should any taxes be raised by ballot initiatives. To the recycle bin with all of them!
Yes, same here. I really thought they could quickly check our ballot status and save the money.
As I understand it, if someone wants to pay for multiple lists, they can get the updates and adjust their mailings. State parties or people doing canvassing do so, as it saves time overall, and time is money.
If, on the other hand, those who are grifting want to keep the mailing numbers up, as there is a cost that includes a price per item sent incentive.
The Democratic GOTV and voter ap, NGPVAN, aka Votebuilder, updates directly from Secretary of State voter records, as well as DMV, vital records, etc. We have one of the best, if not the best voter system in the country, and the VAN database updates with “ballot received” in about 36 hours.
So if Hick’s campaign is still sending me expensive mailers and crap, I gotta go with the campaign consultant grift as the cause.
Today is National Doorbell Day
Let's ring it in with ghosts and goblins.
James Bond has left the building. …for the last time. RIP Sean Connery.
Don’t count on that, Duke. Remember, Sean Connery only lives twice!
Yeah, I know. But, on top of all the losses we have suffered, this one hits me particularly hard. I was a big fan. I learned how speak with a Scottish accent from listening to him, primarily..
Sorry, V. I am just very sad today.
Thoughts are with you Duke. The SNL Sean Connery ‘Celebrity Jeopardy’ series was some of their best work. RIP, good man.
Smart move, Duke. Most women are suckers for a Scottish accent.
I know the feeling, Duke. At my age, 75, practically all my mentors and previous generation family are dead. And so many of my beloved cats and dogs. I miss them all.
Thanks for that , V. 😪
The losses pile up. Those we remember live on in an important way.
Happy Halloween, enjoying all the spirits who can visit in various ways. And a good All Saints day tomorrow, as it revolves around "giving God solemn thanks for the lives and deaths of his saints, including those who are "famous or obscure".
Thanks for the kind words, ya'll.
One of the downsides to being a quarantined news junkie is, lately, the news is particularly distressing. I am ordinarily able to compartmentalize the bullshit and set it aside fairly easily.
But, sometimes, …you know. Some of them hurt just a litttle more than others.
It's not just you, Duke. Karen was all torn up about Connery too yesterday. She had to have one of his movies last night to make herself feel better.
Randy Rainbow: How will you choose your POTUS?
It’s getting ugly out there. Trumpers try to intimidate Biden caravan, hit a supporter’s car, succeed in getting an event canceled.
Dr. Cervini’s thread: https://twitter.com/ericcervini/status/1322336712899649537
Daily Beast, same page: Cops pepper spray voters peacefully marching to a polling site.
Trump tweets, “I love Texas!”
It's a sign of desperation that the racists have to try to stop buses. It's one of those bad ideas that keeps getting circulated by people too dumb to see how defeating the imagery is. Biden campaign was right to cancel events that could have resulted in violence by one side. We shall overcome is as relevant as ever.
Agree, GG. You can smell their desperation.
I’m more than amused at the old white preacher guy this morning on CBS4 with his dire warnings of what will happen to Christians if the Democrats take the majority. He’s telling me to pray, then vote. ✅✅ #BidenHarris
You got this one.
Will Texas care?
Didn’t we have a Karen contest the other day? RWNJ women?
I submit this entry- Renea Turner, who placed her hand on a Bible and declared herself to be the Governor of Ohio. She also had plans to kidnap Governor Mike Dewine and put him on trial. Sheesh.
There you go again, Kwtree, picking on my poor beleaguered wife. I am SO ready for that meme to fade away. Maybe with the demise of Trumpism…
I am with Karen on this, and I know deep in my heart kwtree meant no harm by it. I have watched people put up their dukes and heard so often of people "duking it out", I always have a soft spot for people with highjacked names.
But, I figure, it makes my name special, and leave it there.
Sorry, cook and Karen. Have to come up with another acronym for wacky women Trumpkins. Any ideas?
A full Rudy?
I like it!
Ix Nay on the Imberley Kay. I’ll just keep describing these unhinged ladies as female RWNJs… It’s unwieldy and awkward, but those K women won’t get stigmatized.
Cool. I was just thinking of crazy Trumplican© women and couldn’t keep Kimberly Guilfoyle out of my head. I like your idea. Let’s try to ignore gender on this one and stick with who is nuts and who isn’t.
A crazy Trumper threatened our Lakewood silent protest today. As usual, we were standing at Wadsworth and Alameda, this time holding Biden/ Harris signs, American flags, and pleas to vote.
He was yelling about Trump, waving his flag, and spouting off Q nonsense as though he was in church and speaking in tongues.
He also made veiled threats: “Biden supporters are afraid of self defense”, and told me when I took video of him that I should be careful or I “might slip.” Lakewood police were called, were very professional, tried to get him to move to another corner- but he refused. Anyone know this guy?
Most of the passing drivers supported us. But the Trumper reacted as though people screaming “Fuck Trump!” were messages of support.
I was driving East today from Limon to Burlington. Driving by the Genoa exit there were a dozen vehicles on the westbound on-ramp ablaze with Trump flags and signs. About five minutes east we met a westbound caravan of cars, pickup trucks and semi-trucks with lights flashing and flags a-flying’ that was probably two miles long. Every overpass from Genoa to Siebert had people waving Trump flags to both directions. Lincoln County – hard to miss the irony.
There was a new Camaro with California plates along with a Chevy pickup yesterday in the Best Buy parking lot at Colorado Blvd and I-25 in full Trumpanzee regalia.
Most recent poll I saw this morning shows Biden winning Colorado by 13 pts.
There is a guy who stands on some of the bridges here on the west side waving an American flag. I was walking across the pedestrian bridge over C-470; between Alameda and I-70; some months ago and he was there. He told me I should be waving the flag too, to be a real patriot. I said that “real patriots” are those who work in homeless shelters and tutor under-privileged kids. He muttered something like fuck off. I laughed and walked on. He was gone when I returned from my walk.
Excellent response, CHB. Your patience, good heart and good deeds set an example that we all should aspire to.