The big news today is that your humble Curmudgeon is going to vote. It’s one of the few occasions when we emerge from the CITADEL — the fabled Curmudgeonly Institute for Tactics, Advocacy, and Defense of the Enlightenment Legacy — the secret global nerve center for monitoring events throughout the Creosphere which threaten the values of Western Civilization. That’s where your Curmudgeon is headquartered in his luxurious underground control room.
We were blogging here at the time of the last presidential election. It didn’t go our way, and afterwards we posted Barack Obama, Robert E. Lee, and You. It was a bit melancholy in tone, but we behaved rather well. This time around … well, we won’t gloat if we like the results, and we won’t rant if we’re disappointed — not outwardly, because either reaction would be unseemly, but you’ll know.
There are some other races we’ve written about — mostly state school board elections in Kansas and Texas. And of course, Congressman Paul “Pit of Hell” Broun is being challenged by write-in candidate Charles Darwin. There’s also the theocracy amendment to the Florida constitution which is on the ballot. We don’t expect to hear about any of those until later, because the presidential election overshadows everything else. When it’s over, we’ll be able to get back to our usual subject matter.
It’s unlikely that there well be any other news today, but you don’t have to talk about the election. As with all our free-fire zones, we’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — science, politics, economics, whatever — as long as it’s tasteful and interesting. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.
We now throw open the comments to you, dear reader. Have at it.
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