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And then there were five... - Diary of a Necromancer
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And then there were five...
A milestone tonight as Wesley Clark drops out of the race for the Democratic nomination, thereby reducing the field to half of its original strength; Bob Graham, Carol Moseley-Braun, Richard Gephardt and Joe Lieberman welcome this latest casualty to the Losers' Lounge with open arms and a few rounds of "I told you so"s. (And speaking of Moseley-Braun, she made a surprisingly strong showing in the Michigan caucus over the weekend despite having formally dropped out the race more than two weeks previously.) With roughly 20% of the delegates now assigned, the field stands at Kerry, Edwards, Dean, Sharpton and Kucinich; can any of our spunky little asterisks still catch up to the media's Golden Boy? Whatever happens in the actual races, one would hope that at least one other candidate can hang on to harass Kerry for a few more weeks yet, if only for the sake of the press's love of a horse-race scenario -- once the race is statistically won, they'll all rush back into wall-to-wall coverage of Michael/Kobe/Martha, and god knows I'd rather watch political coverage than any more of that rubbish.

A milestone of my own to report over the weekend, RE one of those moments where you go, "God, I'm getting old, aren't I"; as one of the xmas presents from the Relations turned out not to fit, we took it back to exchange it on Saturday, and I ended up making the drearily utilitarian decision to spend the store-credit in the socks-and-underwear category instead. Specifically, on a new bra, and not even a titillating push-up Janet Jackson Special, either, but a workmanlike lycra "you two aren't going anywhere" sports bra, which is the sort of thing that ordinarily one would cringe from if one were presented it as an xmas gift, and not for the basic reasons of poor taste in gift categories. The one concession I made to a sense of the original Giftly Intent is that it is a fetching shade of red. But even a red sports bra isn't terribly romantic, designed as it is to keep one's breasts from becoming disillusioned and wandering off in a fit of pique. (I suspect that mine would much rather be living with someone who leads a more exciting life.) Adding to the depressing circumstance of getting to an age and Life Circumstance to welcome socks-and-underwear items as gifts the further resigned acceptance of the fact that it's not as if it ever matters what sort of a bra I choose to invest in anyhow, given my continuing state of social ineptitude and gloomy basement-dwelling spinsterhood, the whole episode has left me with lingering twinges about Decrepitude And Mortality. Must finish Cover Letter so I can become less-broke and midlisted...

Downstairs door still sticking in ice. Water to be off "for necessary repairs" yet again tomorrow; hopefully they'll think to bring salt and an ice-axe....

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violachic From: violachic Date: February 10th, 2004 09:09 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Thank goodness Clark dropped out. Like Lieberman, I believe he was just a Republican in disguise. And not a very good one, at that.
donia From: donia Date: February 10th, 2004 09:22 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)


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donia From: donia Date: February 11th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)


I think Wesley Clark wasn't fully able to get his head around who he was. Many of his views were vague and I feel that if you're gonna jump into any sort of election, especially late, you better know what you stand for, what your policies are and how you plan to accomplish them.

The other candidates don't have to have such a solid game plan because they can always point to their previous records and that's what bothered me about Clark; he had no previous record.

Some say that it's good not to have a government "insider" running and I agree, but I also think that if you are going to run for something as big as president, you better have held some sort of elected position before. I don't care if it's just your local school board.

You have to have some idea how the process works and how you need to work in the process. I also think that if someone is going to spend their life as a Republican, they have to do something other than tell me that they have changed their ways. They have to prove it.

That's another reason why I think Clark needed to start out somewhere else in politics. I rarely believe what people who have jumped the fence say until they show me that they plan to back up their words with actions.

It's too easy to say you're going to do one thing just to get votes and then blithely break all your promises once you get in office. *coughGeorgeBushcough* End of rant.
razornails From: razornails Date: February 10th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

the undies

Don't feel bad. I am 23 and if someone bought me sox and underware for x-mas I would be delited (only if they got the size right).
I mean a good bra can cost over 30 bucks and I applaude your choice of style. I would pick a sports bra over a "Janet Jackson Special" anyday. I don't like when they move. I don't like when they get in the way and the bouncy parts when I am trying to run.

I bought an ace bandage yesterday just for said problem :)
robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 10th, 2004 11:12 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)

killer breasts, roaming the land in packs...

It's the times when they start whining, "No, I don't like you and I'm gonna go live with somebody else" that really worry me. Like they're going to escape, or something... s'pose this is why guys name their dangly bits, that sense of not-fully-attached semiautonomy...?
lcohen From: lcohen Date: February 11th, 2004 10:59 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
i would love to find a bright red sports bra! with these puppies, i get a choice of black or white....
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robling_t From: robling_t Date: February 11th, 2004 06:13 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
...My job here is done. :)
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