wSep 13, 2006


When I die, I know this:
If any of you, or anyone at all, erects a Facebook group in my memory, I will come back from beyond the grave and kill you (or, if not possible, haunt your ass for all eternity).

Primary in Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District
Let's see, what else. Ah, yes. The Green Bay Press Gazette is carrying early results of today's primary in the Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District. There are also detailed results at WBAY and WFRV (WFRV's is much nicer to look at).

If you don't read a whole lot of national newspapers, then you might not be aware, but this race is getting a lot of national media attention because it's considered to be "in play," or that either party could win Mark Green's seat to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gard won the GOP nomination, and Kagen won the Democratic one. No real surprises there - Nusbaum definitely had more experience and was a more desirable candidate than Kagen on paper, but pretty much anybody who was ever a constituent of her seemed to hate her, or at least that's the sentiment I got (Holy crap, I just looked at polling data and realized that even Jamie Wall beat her! Hahaha, that amuses me a lot).
I'm disappointed John Gard won, but not surprised. I still think it's grossly inappropriate for a president, vice president, or congressman/candidate-for-governor to endorse somebody in a contested race before the primary. It's not fair to the voters, who are supposed to use the primary to decide for themselves.

If you read that Press Gazette article that I linked up above, you can read some brilliant words offered by John Gard: "The race is about a brighter, stronger America," Gard said. "There’s a clear choice: High taxes and more government versus lower taxes and less government. It’s going to be a liberal Democrat against a conservative Republican. We’ll let the people decide."
Yeah, you know, that's what it's all about - there are no deeper issues in politics. The race is all about a 'stronger, brighter America' and it all comes down to two options, black and white. One good, one bad, one always liberal, one always conservative, one will take your money and waste it, one will give you all the money he can so you'll vote for him again. Just please, for the love of God, keep the candidates classified into neat little boxes and don't think about it at all.

Oh, politics. What the hell.

I'm really hungry.

And really hoping I won't oversleep again tomorrow. Today ended so much better than today began.

Current Music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony as performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
scribbled mystickeeper at 1:11 PM

What inspired that comment about Facebook memorials? Was it Steve Irwin, or someone else? It is pretty obnoxious, I agree.

By Anonymous Carolyn, at 8:42 AM, September 13, 2006  

No, it was actually this acquaintance of mine from high school whose friend died like, a week ago. It's probably in very bad form of me to refer to it here, but I really felt like I had to make my feelings known.

By Blogger Jackie, at 10:47 AM, September 13, 2006  

The 9th district is waaayyyy cooler than the 8th.

By Blogger soapergem, at 11:44 AM, September 13, 2006  

....Yeah, except that Wisconsin only has 8 congressional districts.


By Blogger Jackie, at 2:34 PM, September 13, 2006

By Blogger soapergem, at 2:08 PM, September 16, 2006  

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