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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Good Times Blog P.S.A #4

This is P.S.A. number 4 reminding you that if you haven't voted yet to get out there now and do your civic duty:

Lulu and Jenny are faced with the choice of Ben Cardin or Michael "I pretend not to be a republican shill but really am" Steele (No Brainer); Martin O'Malley or Bob "I like to falsely paint myself as a moderate even though I don't even support gay families making medical decisions for each other" Ehrlich (um, no brainer).

Captain Adventure, D, Jackie and Others have the honor of casting a vote against Senator George "Macaca" Allen (Lucky).

Even our friend Ritchie, who I don't even think knows this blog exists (poor sod) is voting in a competitive race in Tennessee.

Of course, if you are a resident of the District of Columbia like myself and Fumbles, by all means get out there and vote. There are a bunch of already determined races or positions that hold no power that need your vote. Adrian Fenty is running against some guy whose name I don't remember. And Eleanor Holmes Norton is running unopposed for a position in Congress that has no power (by power I of course mean vote). Oh and don't forget the Board of Ed.

Again just a friendly reminder that over half a million Americans are getting the shaft today, and every two years in November where they are reminded that although they pay federal taxes, they have no influence or representation in congress. "Good Times".



Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

Go Ellie!!! Keep fighting the good fight!

1:56 PM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

I vote we have another cocktail.

3:36 PM

Blogger Jenny said...

I'm waiting to have my cocktail until I know there's a reason to celebrate... or to drown myself in self-pity that my state is, at the very least, leaning towards more of a purple-ish hue than the true blue that it has been for oh-so-long. I'm hoping for the former and not the latter... BTW, Caroline came to the polls with me today and slept thru the whole thing. I am sure that she would have gotten a kick out of the electronic screens (she stares at computers and t.v. when they're around...) had she been awake. They even gave her an "I Voted/Yo Vote" sticker. I say "Thank-you Democrats" for the translation - if the Republicans had their way, the sticker would read "If you can't read this, you should go back to where you came from. Oh, and by the way, I voted."

5:06 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

Interesting aside: a "Meredith Mensen" was interviewed coming out of a Rockville, Maryland polling place on NPR's All Things Considered today.

Mad props to Jenny for bringing Caroline to the polls. My parents used to let me "pull the lever" (back when votes counted) and now I'm addicted! I'd vote every day if I could. But, since I can't, I just vote a couple of times a year and talk about it the rest of the days.

The nature and volume of my alcohol consumption will also be determined by the election outcome...unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor. My fam actually has a lot riding on this one.

6:58 PM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...


9:27 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

Blue, blue, blue. I love blue.

Morning cocktail - Dunkin Coffee! I wish I had some Bailey's.

7:44 AM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

Somehow, I think the blue tide would feel a lot better if I weren't living in Virginia. I mean, I am PSYCHED that the Webb/Allen race is so close, but in the scheme of things, things will still be back-asswards down here. On a lighter note, I stole the world's most ridiculous yard sign this morning before dawn. A rainbow confederate flag. This place is nuts.

8:55 AM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

I hear ya Cap. You may have a D senator, but you still don't have several basic civil rights. It's so sad that Allen just won't let go. I'm anxious for this one to end...appropriately...

And, err, uh, a rainbow confederate flag? I don't know what to do with that.

Side note: I'm a bad friend. I should have called captain adventure long ago. THANK YOU for the heads up about the moonlight sail. Explanation is complicated; but bottom line, their call to you reaffirms that they are a stupid and worthless voluteer organization. Think, people! THINK!

9:24 AM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

On a lighter note, the great State of Maryland now has a govenor with a kick ass band!

In the battle of Blow Dried Guy vs. Republican Blow Dried Guy, having better biceps was evidently enough.

9:47 AM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

Incidentally, I think it is safe for you and yours gris gris to pop the cork.

Doctor's Orders.

9:54 AM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

I am however VERY excited that:
1. Dick Santorum is outta here
2. Maryland's new governor is a rock star
3. My favorite congressman, Ben Cardin, is now a MD Senator with Babs Mikulski.
4. South Dakota redeemed itself by defeating that ridiculous abortion law
5. Kathleen Harris might disappear now
6. Maridith Mensen's "appearance" on All Things Considered was heard by GTB friends in all states, and D even spilled her coffee

All in all, it is a pretty good day

9:59 AM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

"Marideth Mensen: the Voice of Conservative Youth"


10:13 AM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:16 AM

Blogger scooterlulu said...

Maridith Mensen...Famous. When I got to work today, the questions continued..."Was that your sister on NPR?", perhaps she could parlay this fame into a career on the lecture circuit.

In other news...who knew that "All Things Considered" is like the most popular show on the radio? Maybe only in GTB reader circles.


10:36 AM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

Gris, (aka Mojo)

Do you mean the status of Pop's MC, or his within the Office?

10:49 AM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

I mean Pop's very own employment status.

10:53 AM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

Chief of Staff?

If that happens, I'd like you to remember the great contributions my company has made to Maryland's economy, and how that should be rewarded with lucrative, no-bid contracts.

10:57 AM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

NO! Sadly, we don't have that kind of access. There's talk of him taking over his boss's job. For more info you'll have to contact me outside of our favorite public blog.

10:59 AM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

Someone just told me Rummy stepped down. Could this be true? Oh dear, please be true!

1:00 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

True, true, true. Announced on NPR! Phew.

1:02 PM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

Confirmed by CNN. It's like Xmas and my birthday all at the same time.

1:06 PM

Blogger scooterlulu said...

This is the biggest thing to happen since my sister became famous on NPR...yesterday.

1:21 PM

Blogger Fumbles said...

It is like Christmas...except for the fact that Virginia voters apparently think it is a good idea to use the bill of rights to restrict rights. But, as a MD voter (i know I need to change my residency) I am very happy.

1:34 PM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

Lulu. I am trying so hard not to incorporate STC in all of these reponses. Stop the baiting!

Happy Days!!

1:34 PM

Blogger Fumbles said...

I would also like to thank the Good Times Blog for keeping me informed and aware.

1:36 PM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

Hey Fumbles. I agree with the Virginia voter thing, but you might get some sick-kick out of the CNN voter comparison survey on the Amendment. Not a huge shock, but the more educated, the more affluent and the less militantly evangelical the voter, the less likely they were to vote "YES" on the amendment. I got some gratification out of that. Of course, it isn't that same demographic (outside of the gays) that will really be affected by how broadly the Amendment is written. Its the poor girl living with her boyfriend and getting the living crap beaten out of her, who now can't get a protection order because there is no recognized relationship between them, who will suffer. And because her father did what Jerry Falwell told him to do and voted Yes without understanding his vote, he created the situation. I doubt it will hold up in court for very long, but who knows down here.

1:45 PM

Anonymous Dr. Bombay said...

Let me also point out that the surest way to undercut the ability of people to enact crappy laws is to stop electing them to position where they can put this garbage on the ballot. First, step accomplished.

I will also note that the road to the achievement of any civil right is necessarily long process because it requires a change in people’s hearts. The 16th Amendment was ratified in 1869, and 137 years later we just had a reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act because certain Southern States are still disenfranchising minority voters. Given that kind of history, that fact that Question 1 didn’t pass with a higher margin is remarkable.

None of this changes the fact that it sucks in the mean time. While I won’t even suggest for so much as a second that I can fathom how painful, how gut-wrenching it must be to have a place where you live enact laws designed to curb one’s civil rights, I’ll state unequivocally that the most important thing is to keep fighting, to keep our eyes on the prize, and to never cede so much as one inch of ground to those who would sheath our nation in laws built upon bigotry and fear.

3:13 PM

Blogger scooterlulu said...

Here here! Applause! Applause!

See, this is what I wish for our blog each and every day. Frank, honest, respectful discussion.

Why don't you guys reply like this to our stories about men with lightbulbs stuck in their anuses, children trapped inside of vending machines, and the Hoff?

3:28 PM

Blogger CaptainAdventure said...

Dr. Bombay, you are completely right. Thanks for the support. I am actually pleased with the margin in Virginia (57% approval)compared to South Carolina (78% approval)and Tennessee (81%). I do believe it is a process, and that process is underway, like it or not.

3:32 PM

Blogger scooterlulu said...

Comments were removed because Bucket was pretending to be our regular anonymous poster in order to defame her. That's not what the Good Times Blog is about. Shame on you Bucket.


7:43 PM

Anonymous D said...

I might have spent yesterday afternoon with my arm up a horse's ass, but that doesn't mean I don't know bullshit when I see it.
All the rhetoric in the world won't stop us from fixing everything they screwed up.

7:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess what? I heard that that girl you're talking about was also on Bloomberg Television, as well. This after she told the AP reporter she did not want to be on television.

8:03 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

And all is right with this big blue world. Welcome to the Senate Mr. Webb!

9:48 PM


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