The Death March with Cocktails, Cont.
The big news is that Mike Bloomberg has
bought his way, er, qualified to be on stage tonight, and so we get to see the lack of charisma of our plutocrat.
Expect two major themes: 1) everyone will pile on Bloomberg and b) Sanders has a target on his back as the purported frontrunner. Our failed political press is salivating at all the damage the Dems can do to each other.
All the email thingies have thus concluded wisely that this is what will happen because they read (and believe) in the national polls. Local polling in Nevada (a caucus state) is almost nonexistent so tonight’s “debate” will be the only Racing Form that can be read by our failed political press. And they’ve already written their ledes.
Anyway, the debate starts at 6PM Pacific and lasts 2 hours.
Fair Warning: one of the hosts tonight is Upchuck Todd.
(I’m not sure if I will watch it or not. More to come, I’m sure.)
According to what I’ve been reading lately, (and it was quite hard to find,) the DNC is planning on using a system very similar to the one used in Iowa, and of course they’re not going to roll it out until Election Day, because
secrecy, er, reasons, I guess. the system will feature an app eerily similar to the one that crashed upon its first trial,, er, was used rather (un)successfully in I Owe Weigh to report results in a timely manner. Which we are STILL awaiting, more than a week later.
Ain’t Modern Teknowledgey great?
Didn’t realize Nevada is a caucus state. So much for fruit machine voting, instead all we get is lemons.
NV now has caucus-in-advance where a voter could submit a ranked-choice voting card ahead of time, and not have to stand around for hours on caucus day. NPR had a thing about it. Why don’t they just do the entire thing with a ranked-choice-in advance? NPR, of course, didn’t ask anyone that.
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The toad with barf on it is a boner killer for me. Ain’t gonna watchit.
only catching the snippets theychoose to show on morning programs and i’m glad i didn’t watch the shitshow. i can only envision lord dampnut laughing his ample ass off as the candidates seem to be doing his job for him, attacking one another like kids on a muddy playground to see who can get the others the dirtiest. i know, only my opinion, but for crissake, can they please concentrate on what’s important: getting lardass out of the white house? can we please hear conversations/debates on policy differences and leave the name calling to the twitter twat-in-chief we desperately need to get rid of? the more divisiveness we see on display may just possibly guarantee a second term we can not afford. ACT LIKE ADULTS!!!! get back to the message that seems to have gotten lost in recent debates: our/your common purpose is to defeat the mango moron in november and #NOMATTERWHOVOTEBLUE! if your backers don’t hear that….we’re doomed. and that scares the hell out of me.
that’s all. sorry for the rant.
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Paul – [scratching my head] I thought that is what this forum is for. Um. Could be wrong, TG will straighten me out. Or send me to the corner for a timeout. Anyhoo, RANT AWAY! as far as I’m concerned, but I don’t pay the bills around here.