Okay, Here’s the Deal

October 31, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

As long timers know, every election I work on the Ballot Board.  That’s the board that certifies the ballots by mail as being legitimate and then opening them all to be counted.  It’s tedious but important work.

It takes from 8:00 – 5:00 all week long and Tuesday for a while, too.

I was hoping that Da Chipster could take over for me this week but something has come up for him so you guys are pretty much on your own.  If nothing else, I will put up a couple of chat posts during the day so you can chat among yourselves about the news because I’m not getting news at all until I get home.

More later … first dinner.


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32 Comments to “Okay, Here’s the Deal”

  1. Very important work! We promise to play quietly and not to quarrel over the remote.

  2. slipstream says:

    Did somebody mention dinner? Why yes. Thank you for inviting me.

  3. HAWT DAMN!!!!

    Mariachis to the right. Margarita machines to the left. So to speak.


    Folks who want to hang effigies of Hair Drumpf remember to sweep up the hay after you’re done. And keep the charcoal ten feet or so from the hay. Jeez

    Sandridge, creme d’menthe may man, muy pronto

    EPO, meat on the grille please. Cabrito’s fine. Beef’s better. Too much is just right

    While I prefer to foment revolution (“the hand that cradles the rock, etc etc”) but I can plan a party with equal parts savoir and faire.

  4. Margaritas first, last, and always!

  5. Remember to toss out those Republican ballots that you can see with your x-ray eyes like they issue at the post office for rigging elections.

  6. Margaret Rose says:

    Hey Grandpa, what’s for supper?

    Were havin fried chicken so crisp and hot,
    With tatters and gravy make sure and take a lot.
    There’s green beans and fatback and biscuits with butter,
    And cold cold milk, straight from the udder.
    And fer desert, get ya some pie,
    There’s sweet tater, apple and of course yer favorite shoo-fly.

  7. Do we have to talk about the election, do we? Do we?

  8. @AKLynne

    Hypthetical: If I found an instruction manual for the Diebold machines used in Texas elections, and it’s in Russian, do you think that’s an issue worth reporting?

  9. You are doing the good work of free elections. We can wait for more good stuff.

  10. Speaking of Russian, has anybody read on Huffington about the server in Trump Tower linked to a Russian server? I have been looking in other papers and have not found another article about it. It supposedly involves a group of computer investigators who have discovered the link. It may be a hoax, but wouldn’t it be something to get the onus back on Drumpf right away?

  11. JAKvirginia says:

    Diane: I’m with you there. A topic-a-day. NO politics!
    That would be wonderful. Maybe we can start now with a list of topic suggestions? Just a thought…

  12. We are all partying over at my house – still have chocolates and candy!!!


  13. Thanks, epo, I guess I was restricting myself to the major news outlets.

  14. charles r. phillips says:

    JAK, I’m with you. Suggested topics should include Most Disturbing Halloween Costume, Best Turkey Dressing and What It Comprises, and Favorite Scene From “A Christmas Story.”

  15. JAKvirginia says:

    charles r. phillips: Great start! What fun topics. Really! Okay, people, you are a creative bunch without a doubt. Any more ideas? Let er rip.

  16. WA Skeptic says:

    Thank heavens the trick-or-treaters are finally arriving; I was eating all the baby Snickers myself!!

  17. Elizabeth Moon says:

    Thank you for your service, ma’am. It is as important to national security and defense as being in the military–without a clean, honest voting system, we could not exist.

  18. Elizabeth Moon says:

    You know, much as all this excitement keeps the adrenal glands exercises…I would settle for an election in which there was a calm and mannerly discussion of the reasoning behind the various policies. This escalation of language and accusations is exhausting.

  19. Primo Encarnación says:

    Sorry, I will be on it tomorrow! Promise!

  20. Elizabeth Moon, I think you’d have to erase the media and start over with a new set to get rid of their two principal angles of election coverage: Who’s ahead, and What outrageous thing did anybody say? But I wish you could.

    Did somebody say party? I’m from PA, I’ll make the shoo-fly pie. Won’t have candy until the big sale tomorrow.

  21. Rachel Maddow was almost giddy tonight about the election so far in Texas. She’s not thinking it’s going blue this year, but she says it’s exciting and maybe blue soon. JJ’s work is paying off!

  22. JAKvirginia says:

    Elizabeth Moon: Agree wholeheartedly about a “calm and mannerly discussion”. I’m thinking all it would take is whole bunch of (different?) Americans who want and could have one. Let me know when you find those people.

  23. We could discuss who is having lovely autumn weather. Here fat spiders are making huge webs, the deer are coming in to eat the last of the apples, the gophers are making mounds all over the yard, the resident squirrel has discovered the box of black walnuts I collected, the leaves have fallen off most of the trees, and there’s been frost a couple of times on my car windows. On the other hand, the tomatoes on the porch are still hanging in there and trying to ripen. I love autumn!

  24. e platypus onion says:

    Leave us not forget the election is not won, yet-


    I hate to be a killjoy….i guess maybe I like being a killjoy. 🙂
    We must never forget THEY are out there, still.

  25. e platypus onion says:

    Anybody catch Harry Reid’s letter to Comey accusing him of sitting on explosive evidence tieing Russia to Drumpf?


  26. GASP! Well, would you believe it! Trump has shredded, burnt, atomized various of his own incriminating e-mails and other documents that show some very nasty link-ups!

    And the FBI have looked into what they could save or restore and decided that there may be a non-criminal reason why El Donaldo had contact with the Russians.

    Yup! And rain makes applesauce!

  27. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Here’s a Happy Halloween for everyone. Double treats, no tricks. It’s Samantha Bee with President Obama.


  28. Karaoke time!

    Oh, I’ve got a Basket of Deplorables.
    See them all a-roiling in a mob.
    Folks who hate you if you’re Mexican, Muslim, or gay,
    And scores of shills who pillory Hillary ev’ry night and day!
    If you want to join with the Deplorables,
    I’m sure they can find room for many more;
    Renounce all facts and history,
    Insist it’s a conspiracy,
    And leave your brains and morals at the door!

  29. I like it Lunargent. Very catchy.

    No freeze yet in east central Minnesota. 57° sunshiny today. Woo-hoo!

  30. Lunargent says:

    Thanks, Debbo.

    I heard the first line in my head as soon as i heard the phrase, but the rest had to ferment for quite a while.