Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
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Ho-hum.

Apparently someone from one of the two branches of America's single party system of government won.

What a surprise.

Just means less chance that I'll be picketing against encroachments on some forms of personal and economic freedom, and more likely that I'll be picketing about others.

Gun rights? Probably not too much to worry about. Taxes--short term, good; long-term, we're still heading right towards that same old brick wall at break-neck speed, and accelerating...

Religious and reproductive freedoms? Equal treatment regardless of gender, race, or sexual orientation? Okay, these could definitely be problems. Not that I wish the Chief Justice ill--I hope he manages to recover--but why couldn't Rehnquist have fallen seriously ill and failed to come back to work as planned a week or so earlier when people might have had time to digest the implications...

Of all the party candidates, Michael Badnarik got the highest national vote total...around 400,000. Only Nader (running as an independent) did better. So, we can still make a credible claim to "largest third party." I suppose.

Like it matters. Yeah, yeah, cz_unit, game theory, blah, blah, blah...The problem is that right now there AREN'T two players; the game theory has been gamed...there's really only two sides of the same cast of characters, and a bunch of other players trying to get in the game.
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  • Blending in

    When W gets back to us from Tennessee, this young pup will be joining us, becoming a Livestock Guardian Dog for the chickens.

  • Peeking out

    We're looking forward to meeting her, too.

  • New contact picture

    I think Pam's not trained to react to the back side of a phone the same way one responds to a camera.