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Signs, signs, everywhere a sign.

Unlike Cook County (Chicago), DuPage County, which voted against Obama both times and is the spiritual home of the Illinois GOP, is flooded with campaign signs.

One thing of interest. Not one sign showed the party affiliation. Not one. Even the aired TV ads (which seem to last 45 minutes out of each hour) never mention the party to which their candidate belongs. The closest they come is by trying to tie a candidate to Mike Madigan, the long standing state house leader. On TV and radio, this has been the nastiest, most disgusting, and vile campaign I have ever experienced in my 58 solar orbits around this flat earth.

One sign did make me laugh. A yoga center asked, "Election Stressed?" "Get your FREE yoga here. Only $18 a session."

Free. uh huh.

According a a neighbor who is a voting judge this year, voter turnout was, is and appears to be one of the highest ever. I guess running an insane egotist for president might cause turnout to rise.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Oct 28, 2016, 01:09 PM (4 replies)

Illinois registrations AND early voting at all time highs!

From Chicago Sun-Times:

In Chicago alone, 17,493 voters had already cast ballots as of about 5:30 p.m. Monday, on the first day of expanded early voting. That beats a city record of 15,000 early voters on Day One in 2012, according to Chicago Board of Election Commissioners spokesman Jim Allen. Another 22,000 voters have already voted early — as Chicago voters were able to vote at a “super site” in the Loop beginning on Sept. 29. That marks the earliest early voting had begun before an election in Illinois.

“We’ve never seen early voting 40 days before the election,” Allen said. “In 2008, we started 22 days before and in 2002, we started 15 days before.”

Illinois also had more than 7.9 million active registered voters as of Monday — beating the state’s previous high total of 7.8 million registered voters in the 2008 election during Barack Obama’s first presidential election, according to Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Jim Tenuto, who said he analyzed records all the way back to 1970.

State files analyzed by the Chicago Sun-Times show the Illinois record holds until at least 1960, the earliest statewide voter registration figures available.


http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/state-voter-registration-breaks-record-pols-push-early-voting/

Southern Cook County, my nape of the forest, only allowed early voting since this past Monday. And anecdotal reports from my nay-bores (only a handful of whom support the orange domed baboon) suggest that the whole week has been busy and filled with early rise and shining voters.

I dunno about anyone else here, but I am smelling napalm in the morning, and it smells like victory.

Now, if we could land the senate and the house, that would make my day.






Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Oct 26, 2016, 04:46 PM (1 replies)

I voted this morning, Southern Cook County, IL. Here is my report:

Because our Teabuggered Governor filed suit to keep turnout low in Cook County (chicago), and won, today is the first day of early voting in suburban Cook County. They even cut down on locations, meaning that people could not just go to their city halls as we have in previous years.

I got there at 9:15. The line was to the door.

12 electronic voting machines, all with a printed secure paper trail. Every booth filled. Four intake stations, which both signed you in and allowed for early registration. All four stations in use, with a long line of people waiting. Finally got to vote by 9:40, and by the time I was done, the line had actually grown.

There was one technical glitch in that the voting card they program with a unique number (prevents voter fraud) was not programing in one prep station. They had to clean the cards' computer chip with an eraser, and it worked fine.

By 9:45, I'd guess that 50-60 votes had been cast. The judges commented that they had never seen it so busy, so early.

Not one red shirt to be seen (if that is still Trumpenstein's idea to intimidate other voters).

This is southern Cook County. With a few pockets of red, pretty uniformly democratic. I am getting a feeling that this will be a blowout election. For the good guys' and gals' side. (That is not sexist. If they could name a musical that way, in which all the good songs were not assigned to Frank Sinatra, when he was in his prime, I can use it here).
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Oct 24, 2016, 10:10 AM (19 replies)

Wall Street Urinal to downsize substantially

They just issued a notice to all employees - "Take our buyout offer."

News Corp’s The Wall Street Journal on Friday offered all of its news employees the option to take buyouts, according to a memo reviewed by Reuters.

“We are seeking a substantial number of employees to elect this benefit, but we reserve the right to reject a volunteer based on business considerations,” wrote Gerard Baker, editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal.


http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/wall-street-journal-offers-all-news-employees-the-option-to-take-buyouts-memo/

Ever since the reptilian Lord Morlock decided to add the Urinal to his Fox News mega-corp, I started to wonder how soon the Fox way of doing things would adversely impact its continued operations. One thing about the Urinal, before the purchase, its OP-ED pages were hideous blatherings of ultra-conservative isms and beliefs, competing with Washington Times in a race to the bottom. But, its news pages, although clearly centered on and about business, trade, and related topics. Conservative? Sure, but they used to play it straight with facts, even unpleasant ones.

Once Fox took over, the OP-ED began to bleed into the news columns, as many predicted. I guess that shift has turned off readers. Downsizing (or as Human Resources calls it, reorganization for future progress and sustainability) is now a reality.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Oct 21, 2016, 12:55 PM (11 replies)

So, who wins when Trump's campaign implodes on 11/8?

There are a couple of folks who played it smart, and none of them are named Marco Rubio.

Top long time winner? John Kasich. His refusal to accept Trump or his antics gives him a leg up on the rest of te scrum.

Second place? Possibly Mike Pence, only because his demeanor is so anti-trump. His ideas are so scary, that they are bound to attract the Trumpians who still support the Gropin-Fuehrer.

George Pataki? Other than the fact that he has become so invisible as to give Saran Wrap a run for its money, the former gov of NY may be good in the long run.

Ted Cruz? He is probably the most problematic of the group. True believers love his idiotic ideas. And true Trumpians trust him as far as they can throw him. The one thing he has in common with Trump is his self-serving ego, and drive to beat up all opponents. But, the stain runs deep with this one, my little padawan.

As for the rest of the Klown Kar, there really are no winners. Scott Walker? As dumb and crafty as he is, he is tainted by a trumpian stain. Sanitorium? On what flat earth would he have a chance? Ever? Rick Perry? Nope. Carli Fiorina? Maybe she can raise her profile, but not on a national level in a sustainable fashion. Rand Paul? Who? Mike Huckabee? As stale as three week old bread.

Who is completely destroyed? Rudi Giuliani, Chris Christie, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush. Not only will the footage of them be left on the editing floor, the entire script will be rewritten to remove them from reality - about the same way as the political world has already passed them by.

I really don't see any other potential winners in the GOP. Whiners, yes. Angry, nasty, vile attakers against Hillary? Sure. But winners? Nary a one.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Wed Oct 19, 2016, 01:27 PM (8 replies)

Given the frequency with which that Dorito-haired Gropin-Fuehrer

sends mindless tweets, insults, and makes laughable demands, I have a suggestion for DU.

Could we had a new group, separate and apart group to subscribe to, one that is solely dedicated to gathering, reproducing, compiling, then parsing each one of his tweets? Keeping a recent hysterical record of all of his tweetershyte?

We could call it Trumpenstein Tweeterville, Trump Tweets, TrumpWEETS, T-Rump T-Wheat. Or whatever.

We have the people, we have the interest, and think of what a powerful resource it could be not just for us, but for the MSM. And think of the historical impotance!


Truth be said, I would like that to be created here for a couple of reasons.

1. I REFUSE to tweet, much less sign up for that maniac's tweets.
2. Having a daily log of his twittiness would amuse and entertain millions of folks, even those college grads who surprised their parents by moving BACK after graduation.
3. It would immediately be a use-fool database. About as base as he, and far more informative.
4. I would salivate at the thought of some of the really talented folk here expressing themeselves as a response to Agent Orange's tweets.
5. Collecting all his tweets may break the inter-tubes, but think of the fun!
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Mon Oct 17, 2016, 05:39 PM (6 replies)

The real reason Gropin-Fuehrer ran for president

It's all the perks, but especially the Oval Office. Cuz the chase of a pussy, round and round, is almost as much fun as catching them. Oh, and he will demand that all embassy and consulate people from abroad HAVE to be babes and young, otherwise no audience. One wonders, will he use the secret service to search the babes in front of him? And I mean every orfice.

As much as Teh Donald turns my stomach, I must admit I love how several GOP pols and most of the conservative Christian movement are twisting themselves into salted pretzels trying to man-splain how they can still support that sexual predator. (Wait, just wait. Here it comes: Ben Ghazi. Bill Clinton. John Podesta. Email. And Trump is a great businessman. And why is the media ignoring all of Obama's sexual dalliances? Talk about double standards!)

I love salted pretzels. Better than popcorn.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Sat Oct 15, 2016, 07:13 AM (5 replies)

Is it true that terrorists are buying up Galaxy 7 phones

to act like bombs?

Is it true that even Trump's kids have signed strict non-disclosure agreements? "By agreeing to be my daughter, you must promise to always agree with me. Or else."

Has Jerry Falwell finally taken rabid conservative Christianity too far, with his unbridled support for the cheetoh monster?

Tune in next week for the the answers to these and other fascinating questions on Dank Shadows!
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Fri Oct 14, 2016, 06:26 AM (1 replies)

The bestest Trumpenstien photo evah!!!

http://www.vanityfair.com/magazine/photos/2016/09/alison-jackson-donald-trump

The finger extension shot had me on the floor LMAO. Even the dog started to howl.
Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 04:49 PM (0 replies)

Infrastructure, investments, and the candidates

On several occasions, seemingly ignored by the MSM, Hillary has promised that water systems, sewers, power lines, rail, city transport (buses, light rail, other possibilities) airports, highways and bridges are in serious need of upgrades, modernization, and investment. The result job boom and improved functioning would benefit everyone.

To contrast, Teh Donald responded, "Pubic transportation? Only if they are hot. No flat chested ones allowed."

Posted by ChairmanAgnostic | Thu Oct 13, 2016, 04:06 PM (0 replies)
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