Any last words?
alex said on November 3, 2012 at 10:45 am
Gobble gobble. Burrrrp.
While surfing around this morning I came across a little factoid I hadn’t seen before, or paid much attention to in any event—Rick Santorum was favored over Mitt Romney in the Indiana primary. Gosh what a creepy state this is.
In the last thread, Dexter mentions that thanks in part to the cable companies, the state line between northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana has become an arbitrary dividing line for media coverage. It’s true. I know some people who just moved right over the state line and cannot get any of the Fort Wayne TV stations or newspapers even though they are still roughly within the Fort Wayne metropolitan area. Instead they get Toledo media even though they haven’t been to Toledo in ages and don’t know the first thing about the place.
Very much looking forward to this election being over. Indiana doesn’t usually get a bunch of outside spending on politicians but now we know what it feels like. You can’t turn on the TV without being bombarded by negative ads pertaining to the Mourdock/Donnelly race. The Mourdock ads try to paint Donnelly as a stooge for the “liberal Obama/Pelosi agenda” while the Donnelly ads simply string together old video of Mourdock’s most incendiary and buffoonish moments. If I were a low-information voter I wouldn’t know what to believe and would probably be so turned off by both that I wouldn’t bother to go to the polls.
Prospero said on November 3, 2012 at 11:00 am
Alex: We have what I imagine are the exact same ads against John Barrow, who is a pitiful excuse for a member of the House but his opponent is the guy Steve Earl wrote this about:
Lee Anderson (A face nobody would trust that wasn’t a cretin).
I like drumsticks, but this kinda put me off turkey forever:
Prospero said on November 3, 2012 at 11:41 am
GOPer rape squad.
Deborah said on November 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm
I’ve been having weirdness with Facebook that I don’t understand. My news feeds isonly showing 3 or 4 posts when before there were tons? I tried different sorting settings but that didn’t make a difference. Could this be from power outages related to Sandy? Is anyone else having this problem with Facebook?
beb said on November 3, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Last word? “Eat more pork!”
Who won’t be glad when the election is over?
Saw “Wreck-it Ralph” today. Very good, very Pixar-like movie from Disney Animation.
LAMary said on November 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm
That turkey looks wistful. Like it knows.
coozledad said on November 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm
LA Mary: Dinosaurs are much smarter than we’re willing to credit them for. Stupid, in some ways, maybe, but astoundingly capable of love.
We should be frightened of them.
Dexter said on November 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm
Little Bryan, Ohio’s high school football team just slew a dragon, beating Columbus Watterson in a state playoff game. I doubt any kid on this team will ever forget tonight. Even if they lose next week, it’s OK.
Alex, it stared slowly. Just a few years ago we got both Toledo and Fort Wayne stations, but then, one by one, they quickly eliminated them. Fort Wayne was always my “big city”, and I went to college there and I lived in a few apartments there over the years, but now it may as well be a thousand miles away. Soon my middle daughter will be moving to Florida and I will no longer have any Toledo connection either, except occasionally visiting someone in a hospital.
All is well here, with my favorite football team, the Michigan Wolverines, keeping The Little Brown Jug trophy by slaughtering the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Also, even though I don’t even know one kid on our local high school football team, I listened to the game tonight on the radio and it just felt good to beat a huge school like Columbus Bishop Watterson.
The turkey in the cage…
Dexter said on November 3, 2012 at 10:09 pm
What do ya spoze happened here?
Crazycatlady said on November 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm
I wonder if Trader Joe’s has my Tofurkey in yet?
Dexter said on November 4, 2012 at 12:25 am
Separated at birth…Paul Dano (as Eli in “No Country…”
and Josh Mandel of Ohio politics
Jeff (the mild-mannered one) said on November 4, 2012 at 1:01 am
Dexter, congrats to Bryan; just got back from watching my son’s high school team get to overtime, and just not quite have enough to prevent the field goal. Hat tip to Dover for beating our Granville Blue Aces.
Their football stadium was even more intimidating than their 325 lb. fullback; the Jumbotron should have tipped us off that we didn’t have a chance, but we were one bobble away from going one more week. But sometimes you get the bobble, and other times the bobble gets you.
Dexter said on November 4, 2012 at 1:05 am
Thanks, JmmO, my kids all graduated from BHS and I see the kids practicing football every day because I drive by there while taking the dogs to the park. I haven’t been to a game for years only because sitting on hard benches kill me , but when the venue is announced for the the next game vs. Napoleon , and it isn’t too far away, I just might go.
I just set my watch back an hour. This watch, a Timex Ironman Triathlon, was purchased twenty years ago. It’s just a cheap Timex…they are not supposed to last twenty years!
I’ll go to bed shortly; it’s a peaceful sleep these nights ,not having to worry about a deteriorating, dangerous furnace. Simple pleasures for simple minds. I even enjoy the excitement of election day. It feels electric to me. I would never vote early if I didn’t have to. I remember how charged up my parents were in 1956 when Ike ran against Adlai Stevenson; Dad was for Stevenson and Mom loved Ike and Mamie.
Mom even made a fancy white cake from Mamie Eisenhower’s cookbook . I was way too full of coconut and fruits and nuts…just too much, but Mom had fun with it as she celebrated Ike’s re-election.
Let’s see…the first time I could vote was 1972, so I have voted in just ten elections.
Deborah said on November 4, 2012 at 3:49 am
Dexter, I remember the Ike and Adlai election too, it’s one of my earliest memories. In my family my Dad was for Stevenson and my Mom was for Eisenhower too.
Basset said on November 4, 2012 at 7:43 am
Speaking of Thanksgiving dinner makings… I am back in the deer stand this morning, saw about a dozen yesterday but could not, as the saying goes, “harvest” one. We’ll see how today goes.
And my high school in sw Indiana didn’t play football.
David C. said on November 4, 2012 at 7:49 am
It was a depressing day yesterday. I cleaned and lubed the bikes and hung them downstairs until next spring. I emptied the gasoline out of the lawn mower (a bit of an upside there). And I made sure the snow blower was working. While I was in the garage, a canvasser came up to me and without so much as a good afternoon started into his spiel against Tammy Baldwin. I don’t think I’ve ever heard such a long sentence, nor one with the words gay and lesbian repeated so often. Wednesday can’t come soon enough.
del said on November 4, 2012 at 8:51 am
Last words? Gabba gabba hey!
It just sounds like gobble gobble eh to us humans.
Prospero said on November 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm
Dexter, I’ve got a 31-1/2 year old Timex. Many watchbands over the years but that watch keeps great time. Thirtieth birthday present.
I got a postcard from Tammy Baldwin in yesterday’s mail. I can’t stand Tommy Thompson, unless it’s the one that lives in Apartment 3G.
I forget now who it was that brought up Call the Midwife a few weeks ago, but tonight is the finale. Great TV show. Free on PBS website:
Fans of All Creatures will love this.
Basset said on November 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm
Del, I have done and continue to do some work on outdoor & hunting tv shows… And I remember one turkey call segment where I asked our host between takes what a particular hen call meant. He just grinned real big… “She’s sayin’ ‘come git some!’”
Deborah said on November 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm
Crazycatlady, what’s a tofurkey?
Basset said on November 4, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Tofu turkey… Kinda off white football looking thing stuffed with brown gunk. We get one for Basset Jr on the usual turkey holidays, not too appealing if you ask me.
Deborah said on November 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Sorry, tofurkey sounds horrible. Isn’t turkey already low in cholesterol? I suppose if you’re a vegan it might be a good substitute. But I’d just skip trying to approximate meats and poultry if I was a vegan and just embrace tasty vegetables as they are.
Deborah said on November 4, 2012 at 8:14 pm
Getting ready to have a fire in our fireplace with the aromatic piñon wood that we bring back from our land in Abiquiu. Looking forward to a Tuesday Obama victory. Fingers crossed. Going to try not to stress out until then.
brian stouder said on November 4, 2012 at 10:58 pm
Well Deborah, I think living well (as you and yours are) is the best revenge in any case, but if you say that and your not white, then lots of older angry white guys may well seize upon the remark and try and convince younger white chuckleheads that this just goes to prove that you’re an unAmerican anti-colonial Saul Alinski traitorous bastard.
Just when you thought things couldn’t get more silly, Mitt reminds us that his supply of callow truly is endless
(I heard references to this “revenge” thing, and visited Uncle Google. The link above seems to represent the other side’s best case – which amounts to not-a-helluva-lot)
MichaelG said on November 4, 2012 at 11:59 pm
Deborah @ 22. You’ve got it in a nutshell. I’ve never figured out that soy fake meat shit. If you’re a vegetarian, eat veggies. There are zillions of great veggie meals out there. I eat lots of them. If you want meat, eat meat. If you don’t, don’t. If you like vegetarian food get an Indian cook book. The Indians have tons of wonderful veggie dishes. Yum. And sorry, I also eat meat.
Jolene said on November 5, 2012 at 12:00 am
Brian, as you might guess, James Fallows rolled his eyes, and then began mocking the R’s for trying to make hay out of a widely used idiom. Check it out.
MichaelG said on November 5, 2012 at 12:08 am
On second thought I was a little harsh. Who am I to tell anybody what to eat? If you enjoy a dish, by all means, eat it. I’m guessing my dining habits wouldn’t please everyone. I’m sorry if I insulted anybody.
LAMary said on November 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm
I was looking through oldish Bon Appetit magazines this weekend and found a recipe for lasagne made with butternut squash and rapini. This is definitely on my list. I hit one of the smaller farmers markets yesterday and it seemed every other stand had rapini and squash, but it was 90 degrees and I didn’t feel like baking something for an hour. Next weekend.
I like vegetables enough to make a meal of them and we eat vegetarian three times a week. I’m in a pleasant rut of tossing a lot of different vegetables with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasting them. Onions, tomatoes and squash, parsnips, carrots, onions and red potatoes. Now I’m hungry.
whosear said on November 23, 2012 at 1:11 am
“I’m waiting for Sarah Palin to pardon me!”
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