Tuesday, November 04, 2008

You Know What To Do Today

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Today I bring you this most excellent painting by Gil Elvgren, the finest pin-up artist of all time (modified by me). His calendars have been proudly displayed in my office for years.

Update. Just got back from voting for truth, justice and the American way. I always get there at 5:50am and often have been first in line. Today I was #33 and when the doors opened there were over 50 in line. Amazing to me.
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28 comments:

Dan from Madison said...

Did it two weeks ago absentee, a nice option we have here in Wisconsin so I lose zero time standing in a long line.

I am hoping for the best but expecting the worst with this election.

Gerry from Valpo said...

For about ten years I had to vote absentee due to an irregular business travel schedule. My preference is election day.

Annie said...

I'm too suspicious of what can happen to my ballot between "voting early" and actual election day...so I vote on THE DAY.
Being a conservatively leaning libertarian, it was a hard won decision for me voting this year. I blogged a little about it, but it all came down to a quote by Robert Heinlein:
"If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong."
I took his advice.

Dan from Madison said...

Good quote. I also have doubts about mailing the ballot in, but so it goes.

Maria said...

Are all three of you guys "conservative"?

I haven't been subcribed for very long. I do enjoy the non-political stuff. If Obama gets elected, then I guess in 4 years you'll get to see if he's actually a socialist.

Dan from Madison said...

Maria - we tend to stay away from the political stuff so as not to attract trolls, and original things are just more interesting to us than saying "politician x is an a-hole" like six million other blogs do.

I think Obama will probably win, but won't come through with a lot of his fire and brimstone promises he has made such as killing coal, raising taxes to a large extent, etc. Even today on Bloomberg they are discussing the stark realities of our ecomomy and that is simply cannot withstand higher taxation, and a partial shutdown of our utilities.

I am not saying that a lot of what The One will do won't be detrimental to the country because I think it will - I just think that the real world will temper him quite a bit.

Maria said...

Obviously it's your blog and y'all can say whatever you want but calling Obama a socialist isn't any different to me than saying politician X is an a-hole.

Dan from Madison said...

Anyone wonder why we don't blog on politics more often?

Anonymous said...

A conservative is someone who thinks nothing should happen for the first time.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Excuse me. I went back to read the post word for word and nowhere does it mention anyone's name attached to anything except Gil Elvgren and artist. Did I miss something?

Dan from Madison said...

Maria it seems took your socialism thing to poke at Obama, she is probably used to people calling him that ;).

Annie said...

Blog trolls lookin' for a hot date. I wouldn't give it much weight. As far as calling him a "socialist"...well, I suppose socialism is as socialism does and when the media honeymoon wears off in a few months the majority will get down to the business of collecting on empty promises. After all, we'll get a mortgage for nothing and gas for freeee!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agAvKP-NnjU
Curiously, I have the urge to go listen to some Dire Straits.

Dan from Madison said...

Shopping for guns and ammo as we speak. Will be interesting, that is fo sho. Looking forward to winning with Palin in 2012.

Annie said...

Well, all I can say is this morning when I announced I'd be going to the gun store to buy more ammo, my kid said she wants me to pick her up one of those real estate flyers. She wants her first free house to be a two-story with a full walk-out basement and a wrap around porch and a connected 3-car garage for housing all the vehicles she's going to drive around in "burnin' up free gas".
Can't say she doesn't have good taste.
She's 15 and she "gets it". That astounds me.
Dunno who raised that kid, but I'm keeping her.

Dan from Madison said...

Good story. I am ordering so much from Cheaper than Dirt I will probably make some batf list somewhere.

Marija said...

So Gerry, explain the post to dumb ol' me, then.

Maria said...

So Gerry, explain the post to dumb ol' me, then.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Dan, since you are shopping check this out. I saw the link at Xavier.

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/GunTech/NewsletterArchive.aspx?x=v&p=0&t=1&i=1115

Looks like a really fun winter weekend garage project.

Dan from Madison said...

I saw that, very cool.

Annie said...

I went to my local mom & pop type store a little bit ago and the shelves were dang near bare. Where they usually have dozens of boxes of my favorite .45 ammo, they had two oddball ones left. I bought them both.
They had quite a few long guns on the wall...probably 3/4 of what they normally do...but as for handguns in the case; where they normally have well over a hundred, there were probably less than 35 or so. No Glocks, no Kimbers, no Colts, no Springfields, no S&W, no Berettas. They had mostly Taurus and a few Sigs...there were some Steyers (that I didn't know what they were- I just read the tag) and something that started with a "U" that I was unfamiliar with, too. (Ubberi? Upberki? Some weird name like that...and I don't know what it was either).
I chit-chatted with the owner for a bit and he said business has been booming (pun intended). He told me that it's been hard to keep anything on the shelves whether it's guns or ammo or accessories. As soon as it comes in the door, it doesn't take it long to go right back out...that is if it's not already spoken for before they ever unpack it.
What's it like in your neighborhood?

Dan from Madison said...

Interesting Annie. I won't have time to get out to the shops this week, but next week fo sho. Will let you know.

Anonymous said...

Your blog. And, you can sure change the subject if you want to (An Elvgren pin-up to ammo supplies, hmm).

Looks to me like Gerry from Valpo's modification of the poster says a lot about who/what he is displaying to the entire planet. Did I miss something? Nope.

Sorry, I just changed the subject to politics. Feel free to change it back to 'ammo'.

Dan from Madison said...

Anon - yep we can change the subject whenever we want. You got that part right. Especially since this isn't a political blog for the most part.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Some people have extremely thin skin Dan. I hereby change the subject to...ummm..Eczema.

Dan from Madison said...

Good call Gerry.

Annie said...

Maria/Marija/Anonymous;

# Arbitrarily calling any politician an "A-hole" is in no way the same thing as calling someone a political label by which they have repeatedly defined their own ideals with words and deeds as it applies to their own economic theory of social organization. 0bama* has made several comments to that end which can not be refuted. Look it up.

# When you state that you want to take from one to "spread the wealth" by giving to another, that is socialism by definition. Look it up.

# We won't need "four years to see", because it's right there in all his social engineering programs. Buzz words for "socialism" (and dare I say "Marxism") are "economic justice", "redistributive change", "restoring fairness to the economy", and several other phrases that make me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
Don't take the word of an insignificant commenter on a blog somewhere in the Great MidWest... Educate yourself and go Look.It.Up.

*Dan/Carl/Gerry, the "O" in the name was substituted with the number zero for the purpose of non-troll-baiting, but if you feel the need to delete this comment in its entirety with the intent of not attracting the kind of attention you don't want, I understand. No harm, no foul.

Dan from Madison said...

Sh1t no, great comment.

Gerry from Valpo said...

Thanks Annie, you said it best.