Wednesday, November 08, 2006

The Day After


I definitely don't want to talk politics today. I'm totally OD'd on the subject since yesterday was pretty much all politics, all the time. I will say this -- George Allen refuses to concede the Virginia senatorial race. Why should the fact that he's a bad sport and sore loser on top of every other black mark against him surprise me? He'll huff and he'll puff and he'll posture in a last-ditch effort to incite all the sycophants. That's what braggarts and bullies do.

I will say, too, that all across America, the people have spoken -- loud and clear. "We're mad as hell and we're not gonna take it any more!"

I don't know that yesterday's Democratic upsets were precedent setting, but there's no question that the voters sent a message to Washington. I'm not sure that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is any more culpable than any of the other engineers of the current sorry state of affairs, but he's the designated Republican whipping boy of the day. Of course, it's not like he'll have to move into his car and go hungry. Somebody in the Ol' Boy network will give him another cushy job.

Oh. I said I wasn't going to talk politics, didn't I? Ergo, I suppose it would be impolitic of me to wonder aloud... Nope. Nope. Not going there. Wouldn't be prurient -- er, prudent.

We have Twisted Linguistics for you today. You knew we would; it's a never-ending pursuit. I am so grateful to Roxan for cruising the Web and ferreting out these things. It gives me a bodacious headache when I have to do it myself. I, being a lazy sort whenever I can get away with it, will let somebody else do the work in an L.A. minute. As long as one of us does it so we can continue to hone our English skills on the whetstone of perverted spelling...

distrabution - A celebration which is a rather dissonant type of tribute.

repercusions - Curse words specially designed to be yelled at Repo men.

sghoprt - A surprised sneeze combined with an unexpected belch.

dialkectical - One of those 1-900 Sex Lines catering to a particular fetish. We won't tell you which one, so don't ask.

pyramidea - A type of OCD where the afflicted thinks about pyramids all day long. *(Roxan, I think it's also a virulent new STD.)

sugests - Sue's only kidding.

derferd - How they say fuck off in Latvia. Not really. Or it could be. I don't know.

rearive - Itchy red bumps on the butt.

15 comments:

RexZeitgeist said...

Serena if youthink Allen is wrong to ask for a recount, you need to study Washington States last govenor election......

Christine Gregoire lost the 1st count to Dino Rossi, lost the second count to Dino Rossi, and then stole the election on the third recount.....

Gawd, I am hungover...

Serena Joy said...

I'm not sure I understand how it's possible to lose twice and then suddenly win the third time.

Speak of the devil -- the TV is right now flashing a bulletin that the AP is declaring Webb the winner. We'll see what Allen does.

I don't know, Rex. I just have a plain old case of the butt for Allen. He's too smarmy, and I got a snoot full of him back when he was governor. I'd feel the same way about him if he were a Democrat. A jerk is a jerk. And I am so sick of jerks I could scream.

Are you hungover on politics?:)

RexZeitgiest said...

No, I am hung over on Bud Ice.....And failed friendships

Serena Joy said...

Ah, yes -- the friends who'll run a sword through your back without a second thought. That sucks. Sorry you're feeling so rough.

Kanrei said...

So glad I could come here for a politics free zone =P

Serena Joy said...

Aw, now, it ain't that bad, Kan. I'm sure I'll have something to say when this damned Senate race is finally settled, but relax -- politics is served up only sparingly around here. Maybe tomorrow I'll tell jokes. :)

Kanrei said...

Seems your state is the hero state. Webb wins and gives the Senate to the left. Congrats. Good day yesterday.

Serena Joy said...

Yeah, it's pretty amazing that this one turns out to be the deal breaker. Who'd have thought?

How'd it come out in FL? How badly did Harris get whomped?

Kanrei said...

She lost by a million votes literally.

Serena Joy said...

Wow! Maybe she'll slink on off into the sunset now.

Steve G said...

There will be new fodder on the horizon to keep the news boys and girls busy. Always something for the press to shout about. Nice to see this is almost over.

Serena Joy said...

I know it, Steve. There's always some new Nine Days Wonder just around the corner.

Southern Writer said...

Gregoire really has nothing on Dubya Bush. He stole two elections.
That's the way the world seems to work these days. If you don't like the way something turned out, keep bitching until everyone gives in just to hear you shut up.

In Twisted Linguistics, I couldn't even guess what "sghoprt" was originally inteded to be.

You have my sympathies Rex. I'm having friendship issues, too, and plan to drink a big bottle of Chianti for dinner tonight.

Serena Joy said...

Lesia, let's get a carton of Chianti and make a party of it.:)

I have no clue whatsoever what "sghoprt" was supposed to be, either.

RexZeitgiest said...

Southern writer, you aren't Hanibel Lectner, are you?


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