Recipe for a Lovely Election Day Afternoon


Do I have any idea whether these tweets are correct? No, my friends, I do not. But between now and the moment, several hours hence, when the first election returns come in, I will simply choose to believe them. Here in California, the sun is shining, a light breeze is blowing, the trees that do change color–the non-palms, that is–are alive with scarlet and orange…and in my head, the GOP is romping to quite a few surprising victories.


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There are 19 comments.

  1. Podcaster

    You know, I was just saying to our last two presidents, Mr. Romney and Mrs. Clinton, there are no surprises in politics these days…

    • #1
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:40 pm
  2. Inactive

    Keep hope alive!

    • #2
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:42 pm
  3. Member

    In my daydreams today the GOP holds arizona and Nevada and wins in Montana and Indiana and Missouri and N dakota and Tenn……oh ok…..lets add W Virginia and Florida to the mix…..hmmm,how bout Michigan?

    • #3
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm
  4. Member

    Since conservatives vote more than leftists during inclement weather, the rainy and stormy forecasts in many areas like the Plains and in North Carolina are good news for Republicans.

    • #4
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:50 pm
  5. Thatcher

    • #5
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm
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  6. Thatcher



    • #6
    • November 6, 2018 at 1:59 pm
  7. Thatcher

    Just in case it all goes sideways on us.

    • #7
    • November 6, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  8. Member

    All I know is Larry Schweikart is very interesting and very positive on the election. I really wish someone would interview him on one of the podcasts.

    • #8
    • November 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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  9. Thatcher

    James Gawron (View Comment):



    Well played sir…

    • #9
    • November 6, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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  10. Member

    On Twitter, the major news outlets are talking about their exit polls.

    They’re talking about how a lot of people don’t like Trump, and do like health care.

    Oddly enough, they’re NOT talking about exit polls on the subject of this election. Which seems to indicate that the exit polls are pretty terrible for the Democrats, or they’d be telling us about how voters are actually voting…


    • #10
    • November 6, 2018 at 2:51 pm
  11. Member

    I wish I could be an optimist. Can we make a sunny-outlook serum from Peter’s blood?

    • #11
    • November 6, 2018 at 3:24 pm
  12. Coolidge

    Rōnin (View Comment):

    Just in case it all goes sideways on us.

    Ugh, what is life without hope? Nietzsche really needed to take a chill pill, dude.

    • #12
    • November 6, 2018 at 3:33 pm
  13. Member

    Suspira (View Comment):

    I wish I could be an optimist. Can we make a sunny-outlook serum from Peter’s blood?

    I believe we could. Peter has such a sunny disposition. It’s a gift.

    Here’s my happy pessimist take: Even if we lose, we win, because Trump will still be president and the Left will still be nuts. They really can’t help themselves at this point. I think by 2020, we’ll have a landslide of Americans behind us, win or lose tonight. 

    • #13
    • November 6, 2018 at 4:39 pm
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  14. Member

    I’m watching a good YouTube stream on the election – a guy called Styx Hexenhammer.

    He normally does three or four videos per day, and he’s doing an Election Night stream live.

    Right now, about 24,000 people are watching his stream, which is apparently more than PBS manages with theirs.


    • #14
    • November 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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  15. Member

    cirby (View Comment):
    Styx Hexenhammer.

    That guy is really smart. 

    • #15
    • November 6, 2018 at 5:32 pm
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  16. Member

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    cirby (View Comment):
    Styx Hexenhammer.

    That guy is really smart.

    I disagree with him on a lot of subjects, but damn, he’s entertaining – and yes, very smart.

    He’s also, as near as I can figure, more accurate than just about any pundit I see on TV.


    • #16
    • November 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm
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  17. Inactive

    Looks like those guys were right about Florida, but wrong about Montana. C’est la vie.

    • #17
    • November 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm
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  18. Inactive

    Oh me of little faith. Looks like we might win Montana after all!

    • #18
    • November 7, 2018 at 12:35 am
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  19. Member

    Here in California, you gotta adjust what constitutes “good.” So in that spirit, John Cox managed 40% of the vote. And my wife and I helped him to get to his whopping 22% take in Alameda county.

    Overall, he only lost to Newsom by 19 points! Lest you think I’m being too sarcastic, I am actually pleasantly* surprised he did that well. He’s a smart guy, but a bad candidate.


    *If that’s the word for it.

    • #19
    • November 7, 2018 at 8:59 am