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A Simple Suggestion

Here's  a little something for those of you who were dissatisfied with the results of November 4.  One fellow Net runner attached this to an email sent to every single person he knows.  He put "My House on Election Night" in the subject line:


Me, I blasted the video to every mother of boys I know with the subject "Be Thankful."

See, it's best that those who feel this way get this out of your systems.  Because this ain't about teams; it's about not slowly ripping out one another's esophageal tissue over the next four years.

And here's how to do it:  You divorce the personal from the political.  I say this not only for anti-Obama voters, but for people who hate any politician, and you know who you are (the politicians who make me claw at every single skin atom forehead individually, not you ever-docile The Readers.)

What you do is pretend that this policy proposal, that Cabinet appointment is issuing from some random American who happened to win the jury duty lottery to be President on that particular date, and you assess it from there.  You applaud the stuff you like and give the Philly treatment to the crap you don't.  Call Obama whatever you wish, a different name every day, to support this illusion:  Bob, Daisy, Mister Shuggles.  Go ahead, make a four-year tear off calendar page if that helps.  There has got to be 1460 different first names out there, with over one thousand different spellings of "Brittney" alone.

Either way, we're all in this together.  And if all else fails?  Sugar.  Sugar sugar sugar sugar sugar.

just trying to help at:  mbe@drinktothelasses.com

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Reader Comments (4)


November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKris

Ok, the sound was really lousy, so I couldn't grasp much of what happened in that clip. It seems the pre-teen girls were really upset about a very important issue. Maybe they found out that cholera in Zimbabwe is spreading out of control? Or that they're still killing young women in Ciudad Juárez?

Happy Thanksgiving, guys! :-)

November 26, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterred pill junkie

They were VERY VERY UPSET about the outcome of this year's American Idol competition. So yes: Extremely important stuff going on in the clip.

November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMB

Indeed. Unfortunately I have found that the politics train keeps on a-chuggin' no matter what I think. And I think that really, not much will change, we'll just have someone else to blame for things. The lack of any kind of bi-partisanship is really what's doing us in.

You're right MB, we have to deal with things, not just b*tch about them!

November 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAnne from Iowa
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