Cray, if true.
> @BryanLowry3 reports: A GOP circulating in the district shows Estes up only 1 https://t.co/vqIhkkwIK6
— Alex Roarty (@Alex_Roarty) April 11, 2017
Knowing nothing else, I'd say a good result for Dems in KS-04 would be losing by 20 or less. This type of result would be tidal wavesque. https://t.co/JkpfcK7Cex
— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) April 11, 2017
Trump won this district by 27 points.
Thanks to everybody who kicked in — we raised $2500 for Democrat James Thompson in this race. It’ll be exciting to see what happens tomorrow. There are no moral victories in politics, but a closish race tomorrow should scare the fuck out of Congressional Republicans and convince them to shelve at least parts of their destructive agenda.
Good luck to the candidate
I hope the Democrat candidate James Thompson wins. If we can’t have that, then I hope it’s very, very close. Last week was crappy and today didn’t help. It’s time for something to change.
Or, because they are nihilists, cause at least some of the kkkrazy kkkaukus to double down and push even harder to immiserate their constituents and everybody else.
ETA: Of course I hope the Dem wins, but I’m not optimistic. It’s Kansas, after all. Something’s the matter with it.
I’m having a difficult time squaring this circle.
They are on a roll and they won’t stop until they are defeated, the earth is salted where they are buried so they can’t arise from the dead and people are ashamed to call themselves republicans or even say the word out loud.
Knock on wood…I’ve no doubt it will be good for Kansans, and anything that sends chills down the backs and bodily wastes running down the legs of congressional Rs is all good.
OT on another question: is it a misdemeanor or felony when someone piles dirty dishes in the sink ON TOP OF two really excellent knives, a three inch paring knife and six inch utility blade?
Could this just be grifting on the part of the GOP?
Don’t tell me, let me guess. You’re asking for a friend, right?
Good luck to us! And for all the blogfolk who live in and around St. Louis, tonight at the local Indivisible meeting I found out Senator McCaskill has scheduled a town hall meeting for this Wednesday at the Jefferson College Fine Arts Theater building in Hillsboro. Doors open at 8 am with a 9 am start time. Hope some folks can make it there.
I think so, yes, but I figure it means the reality isn’t more than ten points or so different than that.
@danielx: It’s fine. No harm done. What are sinks for if not to pile up dishes needing work?
I got a nice e-mail from Thompson today, thanking
himme for my contribution. He seemed genuinely grateful.
Make it happen, Kansans. Fingers crossed.
No, definitely me and all me. I am contemplating the appropriate punishment for the guilty party(s) since they have been warned previously. I backed off the flogging and maiming ideas.
I got no problem with dishes, it’s setting them in on top of my good knives that I don’t even run through the dishwasher.
Same old song
@danielx: Knives get washed separately. They just do.
I guess I would want to know what those two really fine knives were doing kicking around in the sink like that in the first place.
Siubhan is right. Those knives need their own cleaning space.
@SiubhanDuinne: Yes. That would be my question. Good knives should be set to the side of the sink to be washed separately. Lesser knives can be set in the sink. Good knives should be washed immediately after they’re done being used, dried and put away.
@danielx: Did you get them out before they rusted?
I’m with @SiubhanDuinne, though. What were they doing in the sink?
I still have a set of custom kitchen knives, a gift from my ex (a really, really good sword- and knife-maker) when I moved out, into a house I’d bought. (Amicable split, and we were close friends for many years afterward.) They hardly ever get near the sink. I clean them right after use, dry immediately, and put them back in the rack. I’ve had them nearly 20 years, and have taken them back to him once for serious cleaning and a little regrinding to freshen the edge.
One useful punishment would be to make the guilty party clean, polish, and re-sharpen the knives using just a whetstone.
No knife with a wooden handle belongs in a sink, ever, unless you’re holding it in your hand while washing it.
Worse than running a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet through the dishwasher, but only a little worse.
Yup. Good kitchen knives because they’re sharp and can do damage.
Bad/cheap kitchen knives because they’re dull and can do even worse damage.
Table knives because allowing them to soak damages their handles.
Also, it’s a Rule.
I’m not even a cook by any definition of the term, but that sent nasty chills up my spine.
Well, if Il Commendatore were to rise up, and drag The Turtle down to Il Inferno with him, I would call that a moral victory. Of course, The Turtle is a whiny-ass “tenor,” not a baritone, but still ….
I got one too. I wish him well in the election. Even a close vote, as others here have noted, would send a Message.
While we are on the topic of kitchen stuff, I am starting to plan for replacing my kitchen cabinets. Blah. I am trying to decide if I should stick with IKEA or spend the money for real wood cabinets. I just want white, but I like good casework. I will be doing solid surface or quartz countertops, depending on what I can get from one of my vendors, price-wise.
I don’t think that’s quite what the author of The Song of Songs had in mind when he wrote “The voice of the turtle is heard in our land”….
@SiubhanDuinne: No, it is because they are mini-swords. :P
Maybe we’re hearing a laugh, or is it a death rattle?
The oath of all true patriots, vis-a-vis the Rethugs, should be “To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.” Yee-haw!
Christ, I’m starting to sound like TenguPhule.
Villago Delenda Est
@Aleta: That may not work nearly as well as the Rethugs think it might.
@SFAW: While I approve of Enzo Ferrari, I am not sure he is that political.
Don’t you have some brief you should be writing, or some Dep to read, or a new CheeseHead to buy?
Enzo was old, but not as old as the real Commendatore, smartass.
@Suzanne: Whatever you do, get good enough cabinets that the shelves are actual wood, not particle board. I didn’t find anything at IKEA that passed that test, and if you are going to invest in a solid surface too then put it on decent cabinets. Particle board will sag with time and heavy pans or dishes. We just did our kitchen and I was able to get decent cabinets through a local direct sales place for a reasonable amount more than IKEA. We really like the no-slam doors and auto closing drawers, and with cast iron pans we know the shelves won’t sag. I’d say the brand name but I’m afraid that might violate a blog rule, but a FP’er can give you my email address.
Ugh. Test on 90 pages of reading plus a three minute presentation on 2 specific pages.
The Republican health care plan to change 1/6th of the US economy was less detailed than the first nights homework of a sailing instructors class.
And that was the one they DIDN’T dumb-down for Shitgibbon to be able to read it.
We had a babysitter do that once, to my decades-old seasoned pan. And not a helpful teenager, but a grown-ass woman. I struggled to overcome my need to just never hire her again. She was incredible with my kids, but STILL.
They should not have been in the sink at all, since I hadn’t put them in the sink, but somebody thought it was a good idea put take them off the counter where I put them. No wooden handles, good Henckels, utility knife was about sixty bucks worth of german steel fifteen years ago and I have no doubt it would be more now. I wash them by hand, dry them by hand, touch up with sharpening steel by hand, all that, and some other member of the domestic corps decided to put them in the sink at the bottom and bury them under all these goddamn plates and such. It’s almost as bad as using steel utensils with a nonstick skillet.
ETA: or running a cast iron skillet through the dishwasher. Older is definitely better when it comes to cast iron, btw. I inherited a perfectly seasoned WagnerWare skillet and there’s no comparison with Lodge, for example.
@SFAW: NO ONE SHITS ON ENZO!
@Villago Delenda Est: I hope they keep it up.
@danielx: Time for a household meeting and review of protocol.
Well YEAH, of course, DUH, that goes without saying. ?
crazy? you call that crazy? that’s like, just check marks on a list, man.
Villago Delenda Est
@Yarrow: The protocol is that we bring in the United Airlines protocol team to deal with you.
“Pirates like to say:
C) fuck you!
Oh, calm the fuck down, youngster. I wasn’t. I would be quite happy to own an Enzo, or a Boxer, or a 250 GTO, or pretty much anything from him/them.
But get some goddamn culture, will you? You friggin’ Wolverines, with your bizarre rituals.
E) All of the above
@Omnes Omnibus: Lewis did pretty well this weekend.
@SFAW: Fuck it. i really want an Aston Martin. WASP that I am. It’s just that Enzo did beautifully too.
@chopper: After it stopped hailing while we were sailing a very sensitive boat I’ve never been in it was kind of pretty.
I actually said to the 16 year old (who is going to teach at summer camp this year) “Double rainbow! What does it mean?!?!” he looked at me like I was crazy. Apparently completely unfamiliar with a meme from 2010.
Yeah, right. Like not winning a majority of voters convinced Trump to nominate Merrick Garland, our new Supreme court justice, to reach across the aisle in a gesture of comity.
No argument from me. All sorts of cars that I wish I could afford to own.
My current project is saving up for a Trabant. It’ll go well with my Gremlin and my Anglia.
Shitgibbon’s idea of “comity” is either
A) Not saying “FUCK YOU!” (aloud) to the Dems (and America) when he nominates someone
B) Andrew Dice Clay
Do you watch Hat Films? They just bought one.
You mean you don’t own a Pacer?
@StringOnAStick: It’s going to depend on the budget. I get a lot of trade discounts through work, but only on materials, not labor. Solid wood is for sure the best, though 9-ply plywood is good, too.
Well, since we’re mostly not talking about Kansas, I’d just love to throw in how much I love this cover of “As My Guitar Gently Weeps” as well as the movie it was produced for.
Also really upped my Halo Wars game today.
Never heard of them before your link, and that’s 10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back.
Not yet. That’s on my list, too.
I’m getting bumper stickers made: “My Other Car Is Just As Dorky”
@SFAW: But what about the finest of cars: The Reliant Robin ?
@SFAW: I hope you skipped forward to where they bought the car rather than just driving around in Turps’ Porsche.
And yeah, watching people play video games isn’t for everyone, and then watching people who play video games online for other people to watch do things other than play video games really isn’t for everyone.
And my first car was an AMC Matador. You know the fuel efficiency gauge Priuses have? The Matador, born in the seventies, had the same thing, but it was basically a relabeled tach. The car worked though, and was worth the $500 I paid for it.
The Subaru Brat was as bizarre as the Pacer, I always thought — the original, with the strapped-down carnival-ride seats in the open bed. With big handholds, because … whoa, hold my beer.
@danielx: I hate people piling dirty dishes in the sink at all. I’ve been trying to convince my husband for 40 years that it just makes more work. You pile in a bunch of not-so-dirty dishes, then you have to rinse off a greasy tomato-sauced dish, and it slimes the other 10 dishes that are already in the sink. If you’d piled them on the counter, you’d just have a dirty sink. But for some reason he thinks that a sinkful of slimed dishes is better than cleaner ones on the counter. Probably because I’m stuck cleaning up all the slimed ones. And if I cut myself on a knife at the bottom after cleaning the slimed ones? Felony.
“ETA: Of course I hope the Dem wins, but I’m not optimistic. It’s Kansas, after all. Something’s the matter with it.”
Kansas is about a year ahead of the rest of the country vis a vis the Resistance. I’ve lived here for almost 30 years, and the first 20-25 it was run by moderate good-government types of both parties. Remember Kathleen Sebelius was governor when Obama was elected. People didn’t pay attention because both parties were all about good roads, schools, and public services. They didn’t pay attention to the wingnuts until the roads, schools, and public services were affected, and now they’re pissed and demanding change.
My Brooklyn daughter brought her New York boyfriend home to meet the family this weekend. I thought he’d be eager to get back to civilization, and he wished he’d had a little more time. He liked the space between houses, between parking spaces (he sometimes sits in his car for hours waiting for a space on the opposite side of the street when the sides switch), the wide roads, the uncrowned spaces. And he thought the barbeque was terrific. This was a really nice place to live until the wingnuts took over, and I’m hoping we’ll be able to take it back.
I’m just going to vent here a minute. My brother-in-law’s best friend has been visiting them for a week. He’s pretty much a total pig but he has been a very good friend to my BIL.
He’s one of the guys who used to send the photos of Barack Obama as a monkey, etc. He hated Barack Obama with a passion, hates the government, by the way, but he was happy to take his TSA paycheck. So my sister asks him how he likes retirement (he retired a few months ago) and his response was that he was happy to to have to be around all the niggers and sand niggers anymore. What a fucking pig. Can we just send these people to another planet?
Apparently that little rant was his answer to almost any question she asked. She cannot wait for him to be out of her house. Personally, I wouldn’t stand for that talk in my house, even if he is her husband’s good friend from college. But maybe that’s why I’m not married and my sister is.
Thanks for letting me rant.
@WaterGirl: You understand that your BIL’s friend believes that the BIL thinks as he does, he’s just constrained by “political correctness.”
And you know he’s wrong because?
My wife wrote off her friend of 40 years after the Trump election.
@Taylor: I can see why you would say that, but my BIL told his friend to stop sending him that crap by email, etc and my BIL voted for Barack Obama. But I agree that if you are still friends with someone like that, you are complicit.
I think my sister’s skin is crawling, however.
Nah, it means they’ll fast track their voter suppression laws.
It’s election day in KS. Hope there is a shockwave. And thanks for doing the ActBlue the other day. I did ask a couple times a few weeks ago for one, hopefully next time we can give earlier into a race like this (even tweeted DougJ abt it as well as several comments on previous threads about the GA race).
If you add in my contribs to Thompson throughout the campaign, we BJers raised at least $2,800 for him. And I really appreciate all who gave, but wish we coulda given earlier for a bit more impact. C’est la vie, c’est la guerre.
ETA: wow, y’all gave an average of close to $50 a pop to Thompson. Another anecdata that liberals/progressives are fired up to kick some GOP butt. Good!
He’s got your number.
And yet, Brownback is still governor.
Look, I want to believe that you’re right re: Kansas becoming normal again. But to paraphrase Mencken: no one has lost money underestimating the likelihood that non-left voters will vote against their own interests — as long as there’s someone they can can “punch down” on.
O’Reilly sense of humor is on the same level as his sense of what is appropriate behavior. Offensive, Dumb, Sick, and Twisted. I still remember that asshole making fun of a then 13-year old Chelsea Clinton.
@Ruckus: Same here. In a world where the GOTea calls 48% for their own a “mandate” and 54% for Dems “voter fraud” it will be difficult to dissuade them without a thorough shellacking.
except for paying attention by voting for said wingnuts for ten+ years.
@SFAW: It was close last time, and I really believe it was stolen. Statistician Beth Clarkson has been trying to get voting machine tapes to analyze for years because she keeps seeing statistical anomolies in the totals, but with Kris Kobach in charge of elections, I’m not believing in free and fair elections until I see the evidence.