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Election Aftermath

Just a short post to wrap up the political series of posts that I have done.

I am very happy that the election went almost exactly like I predicted.

To recap:

I said the President would be reelected by around 3 million votes.  He has exceeded that.

I said the Electoral College number  would be over 320 votes.  It was.

I said the Senate would have 55 Democrats when it was all said and done.  They got 53 Democrats and 2 Independents who will caucus with the Dems so 55 was right as well.

I had also said on Twitter that I hoped the results would be known by ten so I could watch Fox News and laugh and laugh.  Well, I missed that by an hour or so, but I did manage to laugh and laugh.

Especially when Karl Rove tried to reel back the calling of Ohio by the Fox News election experts.  Lord,was he a riot!

He was all Wait! Wait!

It reminded me of the scene in Trading Places where Don Ameche’s character tries to get the Stock Exchange started back up after Ackroyd and Murphy bankrupt him.  “Turn those machines on!,” he screams.

Poor Karl was doing the same thing with the same sorry results. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer person.

So now we move on.  I will still write about current events.  I enjoyed doing these.  But real life is tapping me on the shoulder and I will have a post up over the next day or two concerning that.

Thanks for putting up with these.



Why Doesn’t Tombstone Have a Chain of Pizza Parlors?

Now that I have your attention, welcome to my blog.

There was not a lot of clamoring for another one of these. I know,I know. You have enough to read as it is.

I blame Twitter for this. Over the past year, I have been commenting on Twitter and on blogs.  For the moment those blogs and the people who write them will be nameless. If this goes over alright, I might feel confident enough to include some of those wonderful folks, with their permission of course.

So, what will we talk about here, you ask?

Not much politics or religion, I am afraid. Those topics can be polarizing . Who needs it?

I would rather talk about everyday things. Being a dad. Being a granddad. Husband.

Random things  that come to me for which 140 characters is not enough.

Like the title of this post.

I am not computer literate enough to make this thing pretty.  Any constructive comments are always welcome.

So for now, I am going to hit publish and see what happens.

Maybe I will stand a little farther back before I hit that button.


I wrote the above as sort of an introduction. Now I feel the need to refresh it a bit, but I don’t have the heart to erase it.  So, if you are new here, I will  write about a wide variety of things as you can tell by going through the archives.

Please feel free to stroll or scroll through the posts.  I encourage you to comment on any or, if you are really feeling adventurous, all of them.

I did give in on the politics pledge.

And I learned how to embed YouTube videos.

Also, there is a blogroll that wasn’t there at the start.  It is full of wonderful writers who I consider friends of this blog.

One last thing, I decided after a few posts that I wanted a way to end each posting. So I settled on this one.


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