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message 1: by William (new)

William (acknud) I made a folder for you!

message 2: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments Cool.

I wish Vermont were exciting, but it's not. Obviously the Pres election is the big deal, but I like feeling involved in the local stuff, and here it's...eh this year.

What elections is everybody most interested in besides the big one? For me it's MN senate and MN House 6, NC senate -- those all strike me as close and exciting.

message 3: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments OH and BTW as this is a nominally beer-related group, I'm drinking a Wolaver's Pumpkin Ale now -- fantastic and alas likely the last I'll be able to have this year. Best pumpkin ale I've had, and best beer from this overall mediocre brewery.

Will probably drink a 5-6 YO Girardin Black label with pizza in an hour or so.

message 4: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments tonight I'm meeting up with mar and we're drinking angels share, earthmonk, rochefort 6 and 8, and maybe a jolly pumpkin or too.

I am jealous as hell of muzzle drinking that black label.

message 5: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments I'm most interested in the balance of power in congress.

Republicans will take a beating, but it'll set up nicely for the next election cycle... hopefully.

message 6: by William (new)

William (acknud) I am excited about the possibility of Murtha getting his shit handed to him this year. It is not about his politics. I just think he is an elite asshole and hates rednecks!

message 7: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments co-sign on the murtha bit

message 8: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments I think we've had enough of rednecks running this country, personally. I'm ready for smart, educated people to be making the decisions that require smarts and education.

No offense to rednecks of course -- they can hang out in their trailer parks, shoot squirrels and drink Bud all they want; I'm just not confident in their opinions on the tough issues facing this country. Sorry, being proud of being ignorant is something we have to get rid of in this country.

message 9: by William (new)

William (acknud) I am a redneck and am far from ignorant. There is that leftwing elitism coming out in you! :-)

What is everyone using to track the election? I am following an interactive map on MSNBC. BTW, Polls are closed in Ky.

message 10: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments Somewhat different definitions of "redneck" perhaps...

I'm watching MSNBC and have the NY Times website up, but I'm interested in hearing about live feeds and such. I'll check out the MSNBC website.

message 11: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments I'm a wanna-be redneck.

message 12: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments I think you have to be an honorary redneck just by virtue of being a Texan, don't you? Or were you not born there?

message 13: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments Oh I was born here, dammit.

message 14: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments I was born in Chicago and lived there for roughly 25 of my 43 years; would be hard to be a redneck if I wanted to be...

message 15: by William (new)

William (acknud) I qualify as I was born in Kentucky, raised in a house without indoor plumbing or phone for a long time. I drink PBR. Ain't and ya'll are in my everyday vocabulary.

message 16: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments so liberals want to tax me, and give my money to other liberals.

something not free about that

ya'll is in my vocab, but I'm from texas

message 17: by William (new)

William (acknud) Where are the other guys that voted on this?

message 18: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments Ballot-stuffing?

message 19: by Tom (new)

Tom (weavert503) | 15 comments I voted, it was awesome.

I even had an opportunity that none of you other regulars had: I got to vote for Barack Obama AND John Kerry at the same time; a very satisfying ballot to cast in the act of getting rid of GWB.

message 20: by William (new)

William (acknud) They are showing results coming in from Indiana.

message 21: by William (new)

William (acknud) Mike...you are confused. GW is gone anyway!

message 22: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments seriously... Now we all have B.O.

message 23: by Tom (new)

Tom (weavert503) | 15 comments Your maturity is unparalleled.

message 24: by Tom (new)

Tom (weavert503) | 15 comments Maybe a better way to phrase that would have been to say that it was very satisfying to know that I got to vote for John Kerry on the same ballot that I would use to help elect GWB's successor. Poetic justice.

message 25: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments I'm just reporting the facts.

message 26: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments that doesn't sound nearly as satisfying

message 27: by William (new)

William (acknud) I like looking at that MSNBC map and seeing what the breakdown in population looks like. Some counties are really close and some are lopsided.

Are these discussions going to make much since later. I am wondering based on how much we drink or in my case drink and smoke.

message 28: by Muzzlehatch (new)

Muzzlehatch | 168 comments I will be drinking a lot. Haven't gotten drunk in quite a while...

message 29: by Tom (new)

Tom (weavert503) | 15 comments I'm f'ed. I've been out celebrating all night. I bought a round of shots and toasted "the best decision this country has made in our lifetime." Drinking and smoking make it tough to maintain coherence.

I voted Yes on Mass prop #2, though. It was a good day.

message 30: by Dodd (new)

Dodd | 127 comments Damn, I haven't figured out how to navigate this site well yet. I'm always six hours late.

Yea President Obama.

message 31: by William (new)

William (acknud) Maybe you should come back more often! :-)

message 32: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments the best decision in a lifetime? We simply don't know how Obama is going to govern. He's a huge unknown... only thing we have to go on is his past, which is basically steeped in socialist views and associations with anti-american haters.

I hope he governs from the middle.

The american dream is now the soviet dream.

Funny they showed folks celebrating in NYC and one of them was waving a soviet flag....

message 33: by Claude S (new)

Claude S | 200 comments what makes you think it was? It was a clip played by a lot of the networks.

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