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This needs to happen. Vol 3030

I am good at very few things.sd

One of those things is pontificating about things in which i have no real reason to pontificate on. Politics is (are?) one of those things. So, seeing as I have the forum and/or soapbox to do so, I might as well make use of it.

Anyhoo.

I was watching The Colbert Reportsd2 and some guysd3 was talking about California's new proposed law (initiative?) that makes partisan primaries, well, illegal. Basically, what would happen is that there would be an open primary and the top two vote getters would be in the actual election.

 

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To be honest I’m not totally against this. Partially because of Colbert’s reaction. He says, basically, that this will create more elected moderates. Now, again, I’m not a guy who’s in the in on politics and who does what and how much senator x plays to the base and how much he plays to the corporations, but I don’t really see this as a bad idea. Like seriously. This is probably one of the better ideas I’ve seen come out of politics in a while.

Look, in most states/districts, the primary is laughable anyway. Like the OH-11 (where humble ditriech is from) has been solidly Dem since 1983 (the year young ditriech was born). And it’s not just there. The California 5th, the Michigan 15th and the Pennsylvania 2nd have been solid Democrat since 1949, 1933 (when the frakking district was created), and 1949 respectively. And the Louisiana 1st, Missouri 8th, Wyoming at large and the Tennessee 2nd have been Republican since 1977, 1981, 1979 (when former Vice President Dick “Go fuck yourself” Cheney was the rep) and 1867.

Seriously. Think about that last one. A non-Republican hasn’t won the Tennessee 2nd since the fucking Civil War for frak’s sake. What is the point of a partisan primary there?

And in the competitive states, the candidates that better represent their constituents interests, regardless of party, will typically be in the top two. So how is this bad? How is the fact that an elected official accurately represents where they come from a bad thing? Why can’t we do this a) in California, and b) everywhere?

Playing to extremists obviously isn't working. I mean, that’s what got us these Tea Partiers and the fact that they can actually change Republican primariessd4 to begin with isn't it? Let’s govern America by actual Americans with actual beliefs instead of a party line. At the very least, it would be shit tons more fun.

 

Always Bet with Black, Version 3.0.2

Previous Week: 17-10 (.629)
The Week before that: 11-5-1 (.647)
Rolling 3 Week: 40-22-1 (.634)
YTD: 17-10

Last week was a decent week for me if I do say so myself. I went 17-10, didn't get too many rabbits. Drank a lot at the Rhino and at the Dutchman's. Life is good. I mean, I was upset about the way the game ended an all. But a win's a win. Or something. Picks after the fold.

Burn the Land and Boil the Tea

I am different. This should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, because by definition everyone is different. But the best way to describe me is differentsd1. The littlest things make me happy. Case in point: everything I've ever become a fan of on facebook. Also: my facebook profile itself. But I saw something that everyonesd2 can enjoy.

I went to a bar yesterday.

This was mostly because one of my coworkers had come in and we had this conversation:

Him: "It's such a nice day outside
Me: It really is.
Him: You want to go to Clyde's and have a drink?
Me: Yes.

So, we walk over to Clyde's.

Sadly, the outdoor bar at Clyde's doesn't seem to have beer. Only liquor. So, I order my liquor standby, a seven and seven (7 & 7? Biz can I get a ruling on this?).

After the first couple of sips of my drink, I espiedsd3 something behind the bartender.

 

Firefly Sweet Tea

 

That's right. Muthafuckin' Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka. The font is even reminiscent of the tv show's fontsd4

So, after talking some to the bartender, we ask for taste. And it is amazing. Quite possibly the best Sweet Tea Vodka in all the Verse.

Now I just need to find out where I can buy it (which is, honestly, as easy as going here, calling the distributor in DC and asking. But I'm lazy) so that I can create a true "John Daly".

 

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