Wednesday, April 30, 2008
What is with the crap that fat guy on MSNBC is spouting off about? Does he really think that voters in North Carolina or Indiana are really still thinking about who they are going to vote for?
I doubt it.
The make up of the State is hugely important in the outcome, and it is silly to drape the "narrative" over the contests. Obama did BETTER in many groups in PA, than he had done in Ohio INCLUDING white males! But since that fact might shut down the "Story" of Comeback Kid Clinton, it isn't reported.
I'd bet dollars to Pesos that that the final results next Tuesday will be the same as they would have been 2 months ago.
The "Race" is really just a way to get us to watch the TV comericals that are surrounded by Hardball or BallotBowl or whatever.
Do you remember when Clinton won New Hampshire and the pundits explained that the Voters had "wanted to keep the race going longer"?
Right. Like they all had a meeting and came up with the plan to NOT vote for the New Guy. The fact that New Hampshire is full of old, white, grumpy people who don't even know a Black person. had NOTHING to do with her "winning"(actually tying). No, acording to the experts, voters picked her because she "found her voice" early that week. And cried.
You ever watch one of those movies where YOU KNOW exactly what is going to happen? I wonder if Batman wins at the end? Jesus.
Well Zeke knows: In Indiana it will be a delegate tie-one candidate or the other will win the popular vote(not that it matters; and Obama will win with a near double digit lead in North Carolina with 10 more Delegates then her.
Even though you will hear that THIS race is a MUST WIN blah blah blah, Clinton will "struggle on", just like after every other Primary since Super Tuesday.
So you can now stop watching the commercials and staring at the Pizza Stain on Chris Mathews tie. . Besides I got a hot tip for you: "Going Blue" is a lock in the 3rd tomorrow at Del Mar. I heard the other horses in the race can't go the distance.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I LOVE the bullcrap that the hairpulling throwdown between O and C is "good for the Party". That is like saying having HIV is good for you because it makes you eat better.
Look at this: SCARY MAP
All I can say is, it didn't have to be like this. I suspect that the CSI down in Vegas will determine the COD of the Nevada Donkey was a Kitchen Sink.
Anybody wanna get together for a beer tonight and think back to February when NV was Blue?
Monday, April 28, 2008
Why is this guy our Congressman? Does God Really Hate Reno?
Earthquakes, Wind Storms and Dean Heller.
Yep. Looks like He does.
Down at the bar yesterday, the boys were talking about our Governor. The word floating around out there, is that when Dawn Gibbons was interviewed by the FBI earlier this year about the activities of her "upstanding" husband when he was our Congressman, she gave up the goods on him.
Just like any good RICO trained FBI guy will tell you, just picking up a Wise Guy will cast all kinds of suspicion on him. (Maybe he rolled, Vinnie!). The Feds know it will cause trouble within the Mob, and they do it to screw up the organization. Looks like it worked again.
But wait. There is more!
Best of all, I hear SHE won't talk to the Governor about what SHE told The Man. I bet that made the conversation around the dinner table pretty interesting. Right up till Jimmy Gibby booted himself out of the Mansion over the weekend.
As for what Jimmy Gibby did to get the Feds on his ass, would be a GREAT QUESTION that none of our distingished local Media is types feel is an acceptable area of discussion with Governor Boy. I personally hope it was something REALLY good. Not just the typical Republican land rip off or extortion racket. I wanna see hookers and drugs and more hookers.
Zeke is like that.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Interesting how KOLO makes it look like it was not the mess it was.
Best line "[The Democrats] are going to love this."
Got that right Skippy. We do.
FROM A RON PAUL BLOGGER:
"Politics is a never-ending game, which has little to no rules, and the rules that do exist can change at anytime. You can choose to start, or stop playing this game at anytime, but no matter how you play this game it comes down who has the most people who care.
On Saturday April 26th , 2008, in Reno Nevada, the Republican State convention came to order with a set agenda and rigged rules to basically give complete control of the Delegate process to the party. The original rules would have only allowed for a set list of people that could be chosen as a whole to represent the state. This slate was created by a small group of people and were never published, and even as we began the convention were not known.
This was the first attempt to keep complete control of the delegate selection process. After three hours of explaining how this was not representative of the convention as a body, the convention modified the delegate selection process to allow anyone to run for a national delegate position. Three would be chosen from each of the three Congressional District and twenty-two from the entire body by each person voting for twenty-two people.
It was lunch at that point in time, giving two hours for the next play to be planned. Upon reconvening from lunch at 2:27pm, no time was wasted to unfurl this plan, which was instead of breaking up into districts to make sure at least three from each one was elected, the party would be kind enough to move around arbitrarily alternates to delegate positions to ensure “a fair distribution”, even better we shouldn't vote for twenty-two people at large because that would take far to much time, but instead vote for only five. Which took anybody with an eighth grade math understanding to know this was intended to divide our vote by four because in order to vote for twenty people you needed four people now instead of one. So this just was obliterated by the convention getting over a 75% rejection vote.
At this time we split into three districts and began to vote on delegates, this only took about an hour and went rather smoothly in district three and one. District two was continually delayed because of a dispute of whether a printed ballot was acceptable or a handwritten one was, somehow handwritten equals easier to handle to the those that ran the voting for district two. After this we came back and began to debate planks on the floor.
It was two hours in the making, the start of which was a person coming from the count room of the 2nd Congressional District of Nevada, which was the last of three districts to be counted. From our count observers in the rooms of Congressional District's 1 and 3, Paul Supporters had won all three delegates spots in District 3 and one Paul supporter in District 1. The counts of these districts took about 30 minutes after voting was completed. The 2nd District was taking very long to complete and no one could understand the delay of more then an hour, information from observers within its count room relayed that Paul Supporters had swept its three delegates as well. This meant that Paul Supporters took 7 out of 9 possible Congressional District delegates to the National Convention.
The person walking from the counting room took a straight line to State Chairwoman Sue Lowden, leaning over and whispering into her ear. After the person walked off Sue sat there for about 30 seconds tapping her foot and then stood up and walked over to Councilman Woodbury who was sitting in front of me, leaning over she said, "If we can break Quorum, can we invalidate this?" After saying this rather loudly and glancing at the expression on my face she quickly quieted down and I was unable to hear the rest of the conversation.
I sat in a dazed confusion for about five minutes trying to figure out what quorum was in this convention of 1347 delegates, which was 674 delegates. Soon after Chairwoman Lowden left, a John McCain staffer, Paul Johnson, came by. I had been gathering signs and information from him all day, and he believed I was a hardcore McCain supporter. He came up to me and got on one knee as if to propose his undying love. He began his conversation with, "They are trying to pull a coup, we are going to leave and quarter the convention." I responded, "Do we even have the numbers, all they need is a couple hundred to keep Quorum?" He answered back, "The powers that be have the numbers, I am just doing what I was told to do by my boss." At this moment I knew that they had lost control of the convention and were desperate. About an hour went by before they finally figured out they did not have enough people to pull off this little stunt.
I watched the party officers directly in front of me huddling up with the parliamentarian and trying to come up with something. Soon after this huddle, the party began to filibuster the convention filling it with videos and speakers over a course of 60 minutes. During this time Sue Lowden began barking at Chairman Bob Beers, and I could clearly see Chairman Beers not agreeing with what she was telling him. First it was just her talking to him, then after going on and off stage to present the next video or speaker, three people gathered around him, by the fourth time he stepped off the stage, eight people were surrounding and pressuring him, which I can only assume was to end the convention, being that was the next thing that happened when he returned to the stage.
When he returned to the stage for the last time, Chairman Beers ended the convention illegally calling an indefinite recess without a vote of the delegation to do so, at 6 pm. This was not before their first plan of ending the convention was attempted to be put into play by a member that was not informed calling for a Quorum which we would still have had. But Beers interrupted him saying, "I will save you some time", and called the indefinite recess. Later it was claimed to be the end of the contract of the room. But upon request from the Hotel they gladly gave us three more hours for free.
After five second of pure silence, disbelief, and confusion, a once consistently civil and controlled convention was thrown into ten minutes of anarchy, while the party vacated the room out the back doors. Bob Bears attempted to speak with an angry mob with little to no avail before leaving.
After this occurred we attempted to reconvene the meeting but fell 70 people short of a quorum.
This series of events leaves me with the understanding that the opinions and concerns of how Nevada Republicans want our government to work, do not matter. The only concern is that we fuel the inner party through our donations. Am I to understand that the people of Nevada are to have no representation and take marching orders from the Republican National Committee, that is two thousand miles away? To accept whatever they tell us, even if it is to support a man that never came to Nevada or would even agree to a conference call to discuss local positions on things such as Yucca Mountain. We know nothing about his positions that would affect the state in which we are to represent as delegates. When asked to come and talk before the January Caucasus, his Clark County staffer told us that he was not concerned with Nevada and would pick up delegates in May if he needed them. So we as a state are supposed to bow down and support a man who does not support our state?
We must complete a process of debate and discussion until we complete the National Delegate process. Being dictated to from people two thousand miles away is reminiscent of some of the central causes of the beginning of our great nation. So like a spoiled child the Nevada GOP officers, after being out played and without any other options they just kicked over the table and went home.
Las Vegas, NV"
Friday, April 25, 2008
The Nevada GOP voted McCain 3rd in their January Caucus. And now, in Reno tomorrow, at their State Convention they have to pretend they like him.
If you wanna have some fun today after you punch out, down at the Salt Pits try this: Every time anyone on TV, Radio, Print or Internet trys to get you to buy their product or idea, do a big shot of rotgut.
Even Zeke will be out for the night pretty quick.
Last night KOLO-8 announced to a clearly freaking out Reno population that "Watch tonight's 11 o'clock news to find out if all of the recent earthquakes are sign that the BIG ONE is on the way!"
If you ask me, George W ought to fly in here with the Marines and arrest that idiot and take him to Gitmo for clearly being a terrorist.
Seriously, even NPR locally used Fear to try and get us to join their station:"If you don;t call in, you may never hear that kind of great news story EVER AGAIN!" That is kind of crap that Cults use to get and keep people within the folds. KUNR ought to actually be worried that members might listen to their crappy Friday call in show that today had Gibbons and Cobb on as guests and managed to let them ramble on for a half an hour about how they hate Reid and how us Democrats and NPR members are idiots. Talk about biting the hand blah blah blah.
And what about those great Nissan and Dodge commericals that maintain having a car with a small engine is unsafe. Right. Obiviously if your car CAN'T go fast enough to break the speed limit, chances are you won't be dying as a result of the #1 reason of US Highway deaths; SPEEDING.
Of course when you are big and scary like Zeke, you are usually the one dealing out the fear
On line I am a tough guy. But if you met Zeke, you'd never know it. I have made an effort my adult life in making sure that I was friends with people who share and also strongly disagree with on issues.
It isn't because I am or have ever been apolitical. To the contrary. In fact, I have learned that hanging around people who believe JUST what you think, is well, boring. And it also doesn't make you any smarter.
Nobody believes everything a Party stands for, and that should be understood. However, in both camps people are encouraged to keep their mouths shut when they don't believe EVERY single plank at a County convention. This practice makes us much weaker as a Party and much less appealing to those people (Most Americans) who may not care if they conform to EVERY Democratic flavor of the week.
Group Think sucks. If you read the local or National blogs you will see that "liberal Blogs" only ever have links to other Liberal Blogs. Not good
Liberal means having an open mind. Well, get to know the people you disagree with. The Wise Guys will tell you "Keep you friends close and your enemys closer".
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Lord knows that I have every reason to mad. Look at me! Big and Ugly is no way to go through life, son.
But why are so many Democrats AWOL from local events lately? I hope it is the economy or personal issues, however I think the on going campaigns have done a great job of drowning the local Party, as they roll though each state. The 2 camps have grabbed their people and divided into corners and are egging them on to making rude gestures at their neighbors.
Nobody is saying I like both candidates anymore. Even the Blogosphere has divided into 2 camps locally. Although in Reno, it is mainly in one camp. I know the bloggers have no need to even appear as "non-partisan" like the media, but Jesus, the Poison Pen Parade is very long these days. I know at some point "everyone makes up" after the candidate is named, but I doubt the Democrats have been this split up since the 60's.
Zeke is worried.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
What to say to start this off?
"Even the longest journey begins with the first step?"
"Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child?"
"Praise the Lord and pass the amunition?"
Yeah, that'll do.
I am starting this Blog because it appears that most of the other Northern Bloggers are running out of steam for this election, and SOMEBODY needs to keep it going.
I am not going to pretend. I ain't no English Major. I won't be as witty as the Gleanerites, or as Wise as Myrna or even as persistent as A Forest Wanderer.
But I WILL tell ya what I think. And what I know. Maybe it will be interesting, probably not.
Either way, I don't really care what you think, because I am Zeke and when you are as Big and Ugly as me, you need not apologize. For anything. Ever.