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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 03:38 PM

David Sedaris On Undecided 2020 Voters

Also from my Facebook feed.


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Reply David Sedaris On Undecided 2020 Voters (Original post)
Different Drummer Oct 6 OP
empedocles Oct 6 #1
smirkymonkey Oct 6 #2
book_worm Oct 6 #3
lunatica Oct 6 #4
soldierant Oct 6 #5
lunatica Oct 6 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 6 #13
lagomorph777 Oct 7 #19
trof Oct 6 #6
ChubbyStar Oct 6 #10
trof Oct 6 #11
tblue37 Oct 6 #8
Buckeyeblue Oct 6 #9
Karadeniz Oct 6 #12
NoPasaran Oct 6 #14
klook Oct 7 #22
spanone Oct 6 #15
napi21 Oct 7 #16
calimary Oct 7 #17
lagomorph777 Oct 7 #20
Texin Oct 7 #18
GoneOffShore Oct 7 #21
maxsolomon Oct 7 #23
roody Oct 7 #24

Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 03:42 PM

1. Humor has gotten such a free ride from traitortrump

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:01 PM

2. I love David Sedaris.

That is a perfect analogy.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:22 PM

3. I agree I don't see how anybody could be undecided

You either hate him or love him.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:41 PM

4. I'm undecided

But only on which outstanding candidate I prefer right now. They’re all damn good!



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Response to lunatica (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:03 PM

5. But you know you'll be wanting the chicken

regardless how it is cooked. I have decided how I'd like it cooked, but I'll take it even if that method is not available.

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Response to soldierant (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:08 PM

7. Chicken is good no matter how it's cooked.

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Response to book_worm (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:54 PM

13. I don't hate him. I loathe him. Hate is toxic. . . . nt

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Response to book_worm (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:06 AM

19. You either hate him or you ARE a piece of shit with broken glass in it.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:07 PM

6. Sedaris almost rhymes with 'hilarious'.

Love the guy.

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Response to trof (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:21 PM

10. Have you read Me Talk Pretty One Day?

Whenever I need to laugh I just read a few pages randomly, it is freaking GREAT!

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Response to ChubbyStar (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:30 PM

11. Yep, and heard him read a lot of it.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:13 PM

8. K&R & thanks. nt

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:19 PM

9. That made me laugh out loud. Thanks.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:44 PM

12. Laughing out loud, really!!!!

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:09 PM

14. Look at Mr Fancy

Flying on an airplane where they serve meals

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Response to NoPasaran (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 01:23 PM

22. Available only in 1st Class and Deluxe Comfort Plus Ultra. (nt)

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:36 PM

15. succinct

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 02:13 AM

16. I doubt there are many truely undecided voters now. I'm HOPING that many of the voters who voted

for the ConMan in 2016 are leaning to voting for him again but will converted after hearing the Dem Candidate's campaign commitments.

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Response to napi21 (Reply #16)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:23 AM

17. I hope those folks start looking at their retirement and their Medicare

that trump and his pals want to take away. And maybe getting shaken awake to who’s really screwing them.

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Response to calimary (Reply #17)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:07 AM

20. I hope our candidates make a point of the economic dangers of Trump.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:43 AM

18. I think a lot of *undecided* voters are lying about who they plan to vote for,

or they've not voted (ever) or for a very long time = lazy-stupid.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:22 AM

21. Here's a link to the original piece from 2008 -

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/10/27/undecided

The last paragraphs are telling:


I didn’t vote again until 1976, when I was nineteen and legally registered. Because I was at college out of state, I sent my ballot through the mail. The choice that year was between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Most of my friends were going for Carter, but, as an art major, I identified myself as a maverick. “That means an original,” I told my roommate. “Someone who lets the chips fall where they may.” Because I made my own rules and didn’t give a damn what anyone else thought of them, I decided to write in the name of Jerry Brown, who, it was rumored, liked to smoke pot. This was an issue very close to my heart—too close, obviously, as it amounted to a complete waste. Still, though, it taught me a valuable lesson: calling yourself a maverick is a sure sign that you’re not one.

I wonder if, in the end, the undecideds aren’t the biggest pessimists of all. Here they could order the airline chicken, but, then again, hmm. “Isn’t that adding an extra step?” they ask themselves. “If it’s all going to be chewed up and swallowed, why not cut to the chase, and go with the platter of shit?”

Ah, though, that’s where the broken glass comes in.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 01:58 PM

23. A friend in Arkansas posted this over the weekend on FB

and the 1st reply was a rant about Corporate Dems and the "corrupt" DNC and that's why people voted for President Asshole.

I replied "go back and read the quote again."

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:30 PM

24. I knocked on doors and phone banked last weekend.

In Iowa. Most people I talked to were undecided. Not everyone lives and breathes politics.

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