On this, the day before Thanksgiving, one wishes for an escape from the next 5 weeks of good tidings among the Haves and BahHumbugs to the rest of us.
Yet another woman who claims postpartum depression as a defense has killed a child in Texas.
Her astute neighbors describe her as a “loving, attentive” mother.
It’s rumored that Katie Couric and Matt Lauer are on her defense team.
Only kidding about that last remark.
A 10-year old, partially eaten grilled cheese sandwich has sold for $28,000 on eBay.
The macho men on the Miami Police Department have a new form of amusement: using 50,000 volt Taser guns on little kids, one as young as 6 years old.
If Bill Clinton had “delivered” Arkansas for the Democrats, and John Edwards had done the same with North Carolina, John Kerry would be the President-elect.
And why didn’t MoveOn give a hand to Doris “Granny D” Haddock in her run for Senator from NH? As previously noted, MoveOn’s rate of success was pathetic: only 5 of their 27 candidates for the House or the Senate were elected.
Just thought you’d like to know: five of the 27 candidates for the House and Senate endorsed by MoveOn were successful in their election bids.
Allyson Schwartz (PA)
John Salazar (CO)
Melissa Bean (IL)
Ken Salazar (CO)
Patty Murray (WA)
A number of the remaining 22 candidates lost in squeaker races, which might set them up well for another try.
Liberals and true Conservatives everywhere, take heart: the turnout was still less than 60% of eligible voters. Even with a bare majority of 51.1%, only about 30% of all eligible voters chose Bush.
I can well believe that 30% of the American electorate is homophobic, in favor of school prayer, etc. That certainly doesn’t mean that the rest of us have to pander to them.
So, two days after the deluge, the pundits conclude that the Kerry campaign – and the Democratic party – were sunk by bad assumptions about rural/exurban voters; the success of the Swift Boat veterans in discrediting Kerry as a war hero; and the intensity of opposition to gay marriage.
In other words, they couldn’t pull it off with the standard formula for success: a well-funded campaign and a decorated war hero/former prosecutor as the standard-bearer – not to mention the fact that the opposition’s candidate for Vice President has a gay daughter who wears a wedding ring.
Having “blown” yet another election that was theirs to lose, the Dems are already being quoted in the press about yet another exercise in self-flagellation: a Hillary Clinton candidacy in 2008.
News flash to all my unmarried male friends: if you want kids, don’t marry an Andrea.
At 4:35 am ET, it looks like a Republican sweep of the Presidency, the House and the Senate.
The much-vaunted 18-29 vote turned out to be a dud for the Dems. Virtually all of the so-called “moral” propositions – from legalizing medical marijuana to prohibiting gay marriage – passed in favor of traditionalists.
Nader was irrelevant in all but one state, New Mexico, with 5 electoral votes. If NM goes for Bush, assuming he won Ohio, that would, at this hour, put him over the 270: a largely symbolic possibility, given the way the vote is looking in Nevada, which also has 5.