So the "47 percent" remark Romney initially doubled down on is now "completely wrong"? Shake that Etch-a-Sketch, Mitt.
Tue. Nov 13, 2012
Well, it’s been one week since the election, and some people are handling it better than others. Some are calling old friends idiots and saying “please unfriend me now.”
Some are literally running down their spouse:
A Mesa woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly chased her husband around a Gilbert parking lot in an SUV during an argument over the presidential election. The woman finally ran over her husband, leaving him with critical injuries.
But most amazing to me, tens of thousands have decided that the country which a mere week ago they claimed they were fighting to save … should now be destroyed via secession:
But rather than simply deal with the results, however, thousands of Georgians have decided that they would rather secede from the United States.
The White House’s website, which added a petition section earlier this year to “to take action on a range of issues,” has also received petitions from over 20 states. That includes more than 13,500 Louisianans and 18,000 Texans.
When I checked this morning, just shy of 30,000 people had signed one of the two petitions for Georgia, though a significant percentage of them are not from Georgia.
Once upon a time, some liberals would proclaim that if Candidate X wins, they will move to Canada. Few ever did, but it was a statement that “this country has changed so much I must move to a new country.”
Those who call for secession are saying “this country has changed so much it must be destroyed via a breakup.”
That is skin deep patriotism, or what one might call “bandwagon patriotism.” As long as things are going my way electorally, America is Great! Love it or Leave it! But let “my side” lose just one election, and I’m ready to bust the whole thing up.
That also says, “I have so little faith in this country, and in ‘my side’s’ ability to effect change in this country, it’s just time to end this experiment.”
Frankly, it’s a selfish & cowardly attitude of sour grapes, and it’s embarrassing to live in a state where so many apparently hold it.
Wow. I live in a fairly urban area (1 mi. outside Atlanta city limits) and I just saw 2 coyotes stroll through our parking lot.
This just in: NFL cancels remaining prime-time games in 2012 so people will stop whining about replacement refs.
Hey @NFL, you've got to get a grip on this ref situation. Your product looks very tarnished tonight.
You know that age when you hear the lyric "hope I die before I get old," and you think "too late"? I'm there.
Thu. Sep 20, 2012
Anyone who really knows me also knows that lists, statistics, and “counting” are Things Reid Likes. The following is a continuation of a now nine year old tradition, “A Day for Accounting.” It was inspired by this from Crystal Lyn, and something that happened 54 years ago today.
Tue. Sep 11, 2012
Today is for the families of the nearly 3,000 people killed on Sept. 11, 2001. To this day, half of these families never received even a shred of remains of their loved one. Comparatively, the rest of us mean nothing today.
Ten years ago I wrote about just on of those lost, photographer Bill Biggart: ‘I’m OK, I’m with the firemen’: In Memory of Bill Biggart.
“The photographer was Bill Biggart, who was killed at the age of 54 when the North Tower collapsed. This long convoluted essay is meant to honor him, and to tell how his story powerfully affected me, in detail. Because only by telling it in detail can I get out the demon: that he made choices that I would have made had I been in his place, he did things I would have done because they seemed the safe thing to do. And he died, doing what he had to do, as I know I would have died.”
A half hour into the Falcons game, ONE channel fails on my cable. The channel the game is on. All others work great. Thanks @comcast! Grrrr!
AT&T would you ***PLEASE*** stop sending people to my door trying to sell me things I repeatedly have said I do not want.
I hear it's "Empty Chair Day," when 1 places a chair in the yard with an Obama sign on it. So I put one out that says "Osama Bin Laden."
The JPL control room right now is the best party I've ever seen that had no alcohol.
Everybody should know you can't solve our political problems by discussing them on Twitter. That's what Facebook is for.
The cats & I are on squirrel patrol. Put out a bird feeder, even on a 3rd floor balcony, and they will eventually find it.
Come next January, I will be #retroactively voting for Mitt.
Will 1 of the goofballs whining about the US Olympics opening ceremonies uniforms tell an Army Ranger they look "unAmerican" in their beret?
Right now, I would love to turn to any news channel that features nothing but a reporter, head down, reading the opinion. @JeffreyToobin?
Our media: we are in such a hurry to give you *something*, that what we give you at first may be ENTIRELY wrong.
This moment, 10am Friday, is the perfect time to dump any embarrassing news you might have. No one will hear it over SCOTUS noise.
OK, who stole the diving board attachment for the rim of my coffee cup? C'mon, guys, I *really* need it this morning.