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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

All in One Day

Democrats retake control of the House...

Possibly the Senate...

And Britney Spears files for divorce...

Coincidence?

I think not...

6 Comments:

Blogger MJ Norton said...

Heh. Yeah, I was catching that as "news" lost in the election shuffle. I suppose it's time for regime change everywhere! ;)

I see that NPR is projecting a Dem win for the Senate race in Montana, but everyone else is holding off on coloring the state blue.

11/08/2006 1:05 PM  
Blogger SuperFiancee said...

"Regime Change"? Conservative Architect has advised me, this morning, that it's a cyclical thing. Has nothing to do with any failures on the part of either party. Astounds me that we are all living in the same world and see things so very differently.

As for the two remaining Senate races, I heard Tester declare victory (and have seen something on Yahoo subsequently) on tv during lunch. He had a 3000 vote lead and there were only another 800 votes left to count. Nothing yet as to possible recounts.

Virginia seems to be far enough ahead for me to feel comfortable, but that one will be the republican's "2004 Ohio", I think. I've already heard countless reports of voters being turned away, power outages, electronic voting problems...sounds sooooo familiar. May be weeks before we know for sure.

11/08/2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger MJ Norton said...

It does appear that Montana's gone into the Democrat's spot, though I haven't heard an official concession. Virginia's likely to be a long drive. Well, the new congress isn't sworn in until well into January, so there's time. It's better to take the time now and be thorough.

We had lunch with a GOP booster today and he was stressing how close nearly all the races were, so we couldn't consider it to really mean anything. I was tempted to bring up 2004, '02 and especially '00, when this thinking didn't appear to be anywhere in view.

11/08/2006 4:07 PM  
Blogger SuperFiancee said...

stressing how close nearly all the races were, so we couldn't consider it to really mean anything

Heh. Same thing here. Although, the equation had something to do with being bored with the same "dance partner" and just changing up. Nothing to do with the dance partner being in any way inadequate. That part was stressed. (I did an admirable job not rolling my eyes. You'd have been proud.)

Funny, that dance partner thing almost gets me full circle back to Britney Spears, doesn't it?

11/08/2006 4:18 PM  
Blogger Opus P. Penguin said...

Hey, just because I use the same metaphors (dance partner, etc.) doesn't mean I'm one of THEM. ;)

I don't think it's because we're "bored." I think it's because when one party is in power too long, it goes to their head and they forget about things like morals and ethics and then we want to throw the bums out.

Perhaps I need to be less oblique in the future!

11/11/2006 11:35 AM  
Anonymous supergirlfriend said...

Opus -

I agree that whenever one party gets control, they do start taking the party agenda more seriously than acting as representatives of the people who voted them in. And that is destined to piss people off...in both parties, actually.

I don't think you're one of them. You seem to have a mind of your own (I've learned to recognize those) and weigh the issues. You don't strike me as someone who votes 'straight party' either.

You weren't oblique. I just feel, like a few others who stop by here, that the changes we feel we need, have to start on the lower levels and build upward. And we seem to have had some success in that. Trying not to gloat too much in public, but it's hard not to do so here. No guarantee that things will change (there never is), but we have hope. Something we haven't had much of in some time.

11/12/2006 9:08 AM  

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