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I voted this morning, Southern Cook County, IL. Here is my report:

Because our Teabuggered Governor filed suit to keep turnout low in Cook County (chicago), and won, today is the first day of early voting in suburban Cook County. They even cut down on locations, meaning that people could not just go to their city halls as we have in previous years.

I got there at 9:15. The line was to the door.

12 electronic voting machines, all with a printed secure paper trail. Every booth filled. Four intake stations, which both signed you in and allowed for early registration. All four stations in use, with a long line of people waiting. Finally got to vote by 9:40, and by the time I was done, the line had actually grown.

There was one technical glitch in that the voting card they program with a unique number (prevents voter fraud) was not programing in one prep station. They had to clean the cards' computer chip with an eraser, and it worked fine.

By 9:45, I'd guess that 50-60 votes had been cast. The judges commented that they had never seen it so busy, so early.

Not one red shirt to be seen (if that is still Trumpenstein's idea to intimidate other voters).

This is southern Cook County. With a few pockets of red, pretty uniformly democratic. I am getting a feeling that this will be a blowout election. For the good guys' and gals' side. (That is not sexist. If they could name a musical that way, in which all the good songs were not assigned to Frank Sinatra, when he was in his prime, I can use it here).
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Oct 24, 2016, 11:10 AM (19 replies)

Wall Street Urinal to downsize substantially

They just issued a notice to all employees - "Take our buyout offer."

News Corp’s The Wall Street Journal on Friday offered all of its news employees the option to take buyouts, according to a memo reviewed by Reuters.

“We are seeking a substantial number of employees to elect this benefit, but we reserve the right to reject a volunteer based on business considerations,” wrote Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal.


Ever since the reptilian Lord Morlock decided to add the Urinal to his Fox News mega-corp, I started to wonder how soon the Fox way of doing things would adversely impact its continued operations. One thing about the Urinal, before the purchase, its OP-ED pages were hideous blatherings of ultra-conservative isms and beliefs, competing with Washington Times in a race to the bottom. But, its news pages, although clearly centered on and about business, trade, and related topics. Conservative? Sure, but they used to play it straight with facts, even unpleasant ones.

Once Fox took over, the OP-ED began to bleed into the news columns, as many predicted. I guess that shift has turned off readers. Downsizing (or as Human Resources calls it, reorganization for future progress and sustainability) is now a reality.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Oct 21, 2016, 01:55 PM (11 replies)

So, who wins when Trump's campaign implodes on 11/8?

There are a couple of folks who played it smart, and none of them are named Marco Rubio.

Top long time winner? John Kasich. His refusal to accept Trump or his antics gives him a leg up on the rest of te scrum.

Second place? Possibly Mike Pence, only because his demeanor is so anti-trump. His ideas are so scary, that they are bound to attract the Trumpians who still support the Gropin-Fuehrer.

George Pataki? Other than the fact that he has become so invisible as to give Saran Wrap a run for its money, the former gov of NY may be good in the long run.

Ted Cruz? He is probably the most problematic of the group. True believers love his idiotic ideas. And true Trumpians trust him as far as they can throw him. The one thing he has in common with Trump is his self-serving ego, and drive to beat up all opponents. But, the stain runs deep with this one, my little padawan.

As for the rest of the Klown Kar, there really are no winners. Scott Walker? As dumb and crafty as he is, he is tainted by a trumpian stain. Sanitorium? On what flat earth would he have a chance? Ever? Rick Perry? Nope. Carli Fiorina? Maybe she can raise her profile, but not on a national level in a sustainable fashion. Rand Paul? Who? Mike Huckabee? As stale as three week old bread.

Who is completely destroyed? Rudi Giuliani, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush. Not only will the footage of them be left on the editing floor, the entire script will be rewritten to remove them from reality - about the same way as the political world has already passed them by.

I really don't see any other potential winners in the GOP. Whiners, yes. Angry, nasty, vile attakers against Hillary? Sure. But winners? Nary a one.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 02:27 PM (8 replies)

Given the frequency with which that Dorito-haired Gropin-Fuehrer

sends mindless tweets, insults, and makes laughable demands, I have a suggestion for DU.

Could we had a new group, separate and apart group to subscribe to, one that is solely dedicated to gathering, reproducing, compiling, then parsing each one of his tweets? Keeping a recent hysterical record of all of his tweetershyte?

We could call it Trumpenstein Tweeterville, Trump Tweets, TrumpWEETS, T-Rump T-Wheat. Or whatever.

We have the people, we have the interest, and think of what a powerful resource it could be not just for us, but for the MSM. And think of the historical impotance!

Truth be said, I would like that to be created here for a couple of reasons.

1. I REFUSE to tweet, much less sign up for that maniac's tweets.
2. Having a daily log of his twittiness would amuse and entertain millions of folks, even those college grads who surprised their parents by moving BACK after graduation.
3. It would immediately be a use-fool database. About as base as he, and far more informative.
4. I would salivate at the thought of some of the really talented folk here expressing themeselves as a response to Agent Orange's tweets.
5. Collecting all his tweets may break the inter-tubes, but think of the fun!
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Oct 17, 2016, 06:39 PM (6 replies)

The real reason Gropin-Fuehrer ran for president

It's all the perks, but especially the Oval Office. Cuz the chase of a pussy, round and round, is almost as much fun as catching them. Oh, and he will demand that all embassy and consulate people from abroad HAVE to be babes and young, otherwise no audience. One wonders, will he use the secret service to search the babes in front of him? And I mean every orfice.

As much as Teh Donald turns my stomach, I must admit I love how several GOP pols and most of the conservative Christian movement are twisting themselves into salted pretzels trying to man-splain how they can still support that sexual predator. (Wait, just wait. Here it comes: Ben Ghazi. Bill Clinton. John Podesta. Email. And Trump is a great businessman. And why is the media ignoring all of Obama's sexual dalliances? Talk about double standards!)

I love salted pretzels. Better than popcorn.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 15, 2016, 08:13 AM (5 replies)

Is it true that terrorists are buying up Galaxy 7 phones

to act like bombs?

Is it true that even Trump's kids have signed strict non-disclosure agreements? "By agreeing to be my daughter, you must promise to always agree with me. Or else."

Has Jerry Falwell finally taken rabid conservative Christianity too far, with his unbridled support for the cheetoh monster?

Tune in next week for the the answers to these and other fascinating questions on Dank Shadows!
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Oct 14, 2016, 07:26 AM (1 replies)

The bestest Trumpenstien photo evah!!!


The finger extension shot had me on the floor LMAO. Even the dog started to howl.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 05:49 PM (0 replies)

Infrastructure, investments, and the candidates

On several occasions, seemingly ignored by the MSM, Hillary has promised that water systems, sewers, power lines, rail, city transport (buses, light rail, other possibilities) airports, highways and bridges are in serious need of upgrades, modernization, and investment. The result job boom and improved functioning would benefit everyone.

To contrast, Teh Donald responded, "Pubic transportation? Only if they are hot. No flat chested ones allowed."

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 05:06 PM (0 replies)

I've noticed new behavior in public places.

I meet a lot of people in my job, I am in courts frequently, elevators, halls, court rooms, law offices, etc.

People are going out of their way to be nice to one another. Regardless of color, sex, socio-economic standing, age, it seems that Trump has brought out the best in people. Lots of "please," "hellos" to complete strangers, and more. Cops are engaging in conversation, total strangers are making eye contact and talking to one another.

The more vile and outlandish that Trump becomes, the more people seem to be making a clear choice and effort to reject his behavior, and is seems like no one has any problem in actively being nice.

I don't know about your nape of the forest, but this is Chicago-land. While we have always been good to strangers and tourists, there is a marked change in people's behavior. I once heard a furriner from New Jersey describe Chicago as having people almost as cold as our winters.

Has anyone else noticed a change? Excepting the trumpenstein activists, of course.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Oct 10, 2016, 10:07 AM (29 replies)

If Mike Pence was smart . . .

Ok, bad start.

However, if Mike Pence was smart, he would hold a newser today, in advance of the Sunday morning shows, and tell the world:

"I admit that I was honored to be considered and selected as the vice presidential nominee. I would have loved to serve my country, my countrymen and women, and my God. However, there are certain things that take on a far greater importance than simply giving my a chance to hold the vice presidency position. With deep regret, I must announce that it is ethically impossible for me to continue in the role of Mr. Trump's vice president. His comments, his behavior, and his long history of sexist and racist actions and statements are incompatible with my views of what America is. If I continued to run, I would be betraying my faith, my promises to my wife, and to the very standards by which I measure myself and which guide my actions. I hereby resign from the vice presidential nomination, and vow to prevent a disgusting and vile person such as Donald Strump from ever setting foot inside the Offal Office. God bless you and god bless America."

If he was smart.

That one move would destroy whatever chances trump had left, it would paint Pence as an ethical, moral man who actually had standards, and it would catapult him to the top of the list to replace Trump should the RNC figure out a way to remove a Teh Donald. (The reality that is Pence is actually as bad as his campaign partner. Trump has the excuse of not being a pol. P nice has a history as a pol of horrific decisions and political positions.)

If he was smart.

Luckily, this is Mike Pence we are talking about. And therefore, it won't happen.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 8, 2016, 08:59 AM (18 replies)
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