Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Daily Blend: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

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Christine O’Donnell (R-DE)
Christine O’Donnell (R-DE)
(Now has a lot more time to masturbate over her cauldron)

I won’t be writing about the Midterm results in detail, as they’re already covered by, oh, just about every single other politically-inclined blog and website out there. I can say, though, that I’m somewhat relieved that it wasn’t as bad as it might well have been; the serious crazies of Christine O’Donnell (R-DE), Sharron Angle (R-NV), Joe Miller (R-AK) and Carl Paladino (R-NY) were rejected, but that’s sadly counterbalanced by, amongst others, the loss of the great Russ Feingold (D-WI), one of the only spine-equipped Democrats and renown for being the only senator who voted against the PATRIOT Act in 2001.

And now, onto your non-Midterms-related news.

  • On a sadly surprising note, California’s Prop 19 to legalize recreational marijuana failed 53.7% to 46.3%. As usual, a low voter turnout in favor of the measure is what doomed it. Lazy idiots.

  • On a slightly better note, Colorado’s Personhood Amendment, a scientifically illiterate anti-abortion measure that would have granted human rights to zygotes, failed by a 3-1 margin. Naturally, the anti-choicers are vowing to try again in the next election.

  • Little Billy’s letters to famous (and infamous) people – and their replies.
    (via The Agitator)

  • But none of these things prove that you will leave the U.S. The account of Canadian poker pro Terrance Chan who tried to enter the US and was instead treated as a criminal and denied entry.
    (via The Agitator)

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