Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Boo!

I don't know which is scarier - that it's Halloween today, or that it's exactly one week until the midterm Congressional elections.

While the public opinion surveys look good for the Democrats, there's still not enough of a lead in many of the races for my taste. Don't forget, even though the generic polls are showing that Americans say they would prefer Democrats to win, each House race is an individual contest. All you need is enough people in a few districts to decide when they walk into the voting booth, "Ehh, my guy's not so bad," and stick with their incumbent Republican. If enough do it throughout the country, the GOP holds the House.

The Senate has always been even more challenging for a Dem takeover, and I also just don't have a good gut feeling about that NJ race, which could actually result in the loss of an incumbent Democratic seat.

I also don't put it past the sleazeballs of the GOP to pull some of their patented dirty tricks, or challenge close election results, or rig the new electronic voting machines that many municipalities are beginning to use.

And then there's the great unknown - some unexpected world event in the next days that could scare voters enough for them not to want to rock the boat. There's a line of thought, in fact, that during the 2004 Presidential election, Osama bin laden, who sees George Bush as his best recruiting tool among Islamic fundamentalists, deliberately timed the release of one of his video tape messages for just days before the November election. It sounds almost counter-intuitive, but some believe he wanted Bush to win re-election, and the tape certainly got Americans scared again. And scaring people is one of the things the Republicans like to do. ("President Bush said terrorists will win if Democrats win and impose their policies on Iraq, as he and Vice President Cheney escalated their rhetoric Monday in an effort to turn out Republican voters in next week's midterm elections.") Scumbag.

On a happier note, while I try to keep the doom and gloom at bay, I saw my first naughty nurse costume today when I ran out to get the papers.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to the parade dressed as Little Bo peep and 3 friends are going to be sheep :)

Anonymous said...

lol only you would get gloomy about the elections then drool over a slutty nurse costume in the same breath!

Anonymous said...

That nurse can take my temp. any time! :)

Not a hipster said...

Velma, I was going to say that only JBK could turn bitching about elections into a pic of a naughty nurse. :) Never mind that nurses haven't dressed like that in 50 years. Sorry, don't mean to burst your bubble, J.

J said...

Not a Hipster (who will now be known as not a fantasy), all I'll say is that if nurses don't wear miniskirts and thigh highs, with their luxurious hair cascading down over a tight body, and a come hither look on their face as they get ready to do a prostate exam - they damn well should!

Not a hipster said...

Sorry to burst your bubble. I'll see what I can do about changing from scrubs to your fantasy outfit. No promises, though.

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Anonymous said...

not a hipster, are those the blue smock things you see on tv shows? I was watching the Scrubs show today and I guess that's what it is? Or is it the apron things they wear in operating rooms? I've never been sure what they're talking about when you hear that word.

Anonymous said...

Ok I cant tell if you think the Democrats are going to win this time or not?

Not a hipster said...

Grey goose, those aprons you're thinking of are only used during surgery or when someone is in precautions and we don't want to spread their cooties to the other patients.

Scrubs are just the plain blue tops and pants you see people wearing. They are now becoming a LITTLE more fashionable, and some can even be kinda cute. They also come in other colors and designs.

But no matter how un-ugly they are, scrubs tend to make people look like shapeless blobs.

Anonymous said...

A nurse is ok but nothing beats a naughty schoolgirl lol

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