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if you are following me on twitter, you may know that we stayed up all night. then i had breakfast, worked a bit (from home) and then slept about three and a half hours. i find it endearing to see that people are noticing our (country's) interest in the election, and perhaps mine in particular..

the election of more women to the U.S. senate, the first openly lesbian senator, same-sex marriage approved in some states, Akin & Mourdock defeated, legalising recreational use of marijuana.. all good news!


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Nov. 11th, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
duck soup
i just came by to give you a hug.

the election surprised me. lots of good news, yes.

while i'm no fan of any politician, particularly at the national level, Romney took the cake. i was just reading a review of an old Marx Bros. movie and he came to mind. not sure why.
So. We are in the European nation of Freedonia, which is experiencing the usual crisis. Only a loan from the wealthy widow Mrs Teasdale (Margaret Dumont, who else?) can keep the nation afloat. But she insists a new dictator take over, Rufus T Firefly. (I notice the govermment members recognize the name and are aghast... but that is all we learn about who Firefly is.) Of course it's Groucho, and once again he is just pretending to go along with his responsibilities so he can get hold of Mrs Teasdale's dough. Right off the bat, he brazenly announces his intention to utterly wreck Freedonia ("If you think this country's bad off now, just wait till I get through with it.") and the crowd mindlessly cheers him on. One of the rules of these movies are that Groucho is openly a crook and a fraud, but no one bats an eye and carries on as if he weren't. I didn't catch it as a kid, but by now I've seen so many candidates for high office that are obviously con men out to just make themselves and their cronies rich that Groucho's attitude makes sense.
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