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Breaking: Al Franken Wins Senate Seat

Al Franken, better know as a famously un-funny man, has just been affirmed the winner in the Minnesota senate race..

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"People always get what... (Below threshold)

"People always get what they ask for; the only trouble is that they never know, until they get it, what they have asked for." - Aldous Huxley

I look at it this way -- now conservative bloggers and commenters have a really nice, big, fat target in the Senate. Let's see if Al Franken can take what he dished out toward Republicans and conservatives for so many years.

Boy, Mike, that must be com... (Below threshold)
Ryan:

Boy, Mike, that must be comforting.

The way I look at, we now have a filibuster-proof majority with a climate-change bill passed by the House, and health care reform on the way.

Congratulations! Senator Al Franken!

Say goodbye to the country ... (Below threshold)
G.:

Say goodbye to the country we once knew. They are gonna ram everything they have wanted down our throats.

Help Norm pay the legal bil... (Below threshold)
Adrian Browne:
...one step closer to the n... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

...one step closer to the next American Revolution...

Ryan:"The way I... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Ryan:

"The way I look at, we now have a filibuster-proof majority with a climate-change bill passed by the House, and health care reform on the way."

You're familiar with the term - "Be careful what you wish for", right? You really CAN'T see how this is going to bite you so hard in the ass that your entire midsection's going to go MIA? Now you can get EVERYTHING your little 'progressive' heart desires - whether it's good for the country or not, right?

The way I look at it - the Democrats are going to have NO way to hide, and blaming everything that blows up (and things are going to blow up - oh, yes - you give little kids the key to an unlimited candy store, and you're going to see blowing chunks all over the place...) on Bush just isn't going to fly when their little sticky fingerprints are all over the issues, and their signatures are going to be PROUDLY attached to stuff that fucks over the taxpayer but good.

So enjoy your 'victory' while you got it - because it may very well be the last time you're glad a Democrat won anything.

Pretty sure this counts as ... (Below threshold)

Pretty sure this counts as one of the signs of the apocalypse.

I am certain that Michelle ... (Below threshold)

I am certain that Michelle Obama is even PROUDER of her country today, than she was when she first became proud a few months ago.

But the prouder SHE gets, the more ASHAMED I get.

Sheik Yur Bouty: "...one step closer to the next American Revolution..." I used to scoff at such talk...now I just prepare. Sooner or later the Leftists will run out of "other people's money" to spend, and when they do...

Was talking to my uncle (a ... (Below threshold)
mag:

Was talking to my uncle (a life long conservative) and he said he lost all faith in the American voter. I agreed.
Wasn't our system was set up to prevent the ignorant from voting (as it should be) but I guess it is not working.
What in hell were these people thinking when the voted for this clown????

Are libbies smart enough to... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Are libbies smart enough to realize that eventually, someone somehow has to pay for all of the pork theyre giving bac to their donors. Debt is projected to be 92% of GDP in 10 yrs, yeah, thats comforting.

The top 10 poverty stricken cities are all Dem. They'll soon do to the nation what they have done to big cities. (zipline.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/10-poverty-stricken-us-cities-have-had-democratic-mayors-councils-since-the-great-society/)

"Are libbies smart enoug... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

"Are libbies smart enough to realize that eventually, someone somehow has to pay for all of the pork theyre giving bac to their donors."

Of course they are. They're the smartest lifeforms in the known universe - just ask one.

But they've slapped a big "Not my problem!" sticker on it, and as far as they're concerned that's all they need to do.

GianiD: "The top 10 pove... (Below threshold)

GianiD: "The top 10 poverty stricken cities are all Dem."

And consider that big cities are the MOST vulnerable to a breakdown in government services. Many people in those cities are almost completely reliant on those government services...and the food for the cities comes from the countryside.

when the dominoes start to fall over...soon...big cities are NOT the place to be. hmmm...most Liberals LIVE in big cities...

Well the senate needs a pro... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

Well the senate needs a professional clown to show all the armature clowns how it's done.

C'mon...Sonny Bono w... (Below threshold)

C'mon...Sonny Bono was in Congress...it's not like we've never seen it before.

Not sure how many Congressmen have been seated after receiving a majority of the total votes where the total votes is greater than the number of voters, though.

They should have just redon... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

They should have just redone the election completely. Instead - isn't it amazing how recounts always seem to favor Democrats?

Just one more a$$hole among... (Below threshold)
JJ:

Just one more a$$hole amongst all the others in Washington ready to dump all over the country.

Dur.

What'ya expect from a state that elected Jesse Ventura?

Wasn't our system was se... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Wasn't our system was set up to prevent the ignorant from voting (as it should be) but I guess it is not working.

Well, yeah it was. The Constitution as originally drafted required for selection of senators by the state legislatures. Today we see a fine example of why it was written that way.
Somewhere along the line we thought we were smarter than Madison and Hamilton and those guys, and did that direct election deal.
Whoops.

Like hell He won it.. More ... (Below threshold)
914:

Like hell He won it.. More like He Obama'd it.

I voted for Jesse Ventura and He had a lot more brains than this saturday night live throwback teachers union moron.

I can't believe you just sa... (Below threshold)
G.:

I can't believe you just said you voted for Jesse Ventura 914.
BAWAHAHHAAHA

Falze: "C'mon...Sonny Bo... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Falze: "C'mon...Sonny Bono was in Congress...it's not like we've never seen it before."

It is true that Sonny Bono was a professional clown. However, Bono was unlike Franken in that Bono was actually funny. I used to watch Saturday Night Live with its original cast, and not once did I think that Franken was funny.

"Generally speaking, when c... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

"Generally speaking, when counting hundreds of items (say . . . socks), is recounting them very slowly, under the scrutiny of sock-counting experts and lawyers, over and over:

1. More accurate than your original count?

or

2. Less accurate than your original count?

Bonus Quote of the Day:
"[I]sn't it amazing how recounts always seem to favor Democrats?"

17. Posted by Adrian Browne"

Adrian

The court that oversaw the contest phase of the recount did not impose a single standard to be used by all poll workers for determining the eligibility of the disputed ballots. Instead it allowed each districts to set its own standards. The predominantly republican districts held to a standard based on a close reading of the rules. The predominantly democrat districts used a much more liberal interpretation of the rules.

Coleman's legal team screwed up in a major way by not challenging the use of two different standards for determining the eligibility of each disputed ballot. But they didn't and his eventual loss was predictable at that very moment. That gets us to today, and it has nothing to do with counting socks, sock-counting experts or honesty. It has rather more to do with a total willingness to win at any cost and finding ways to keep counting until you win. But if you read at all you already knew that.

Why G? I vote by the indivi... (Below threshold)
914:

Why G? I vote by the individual not by a party line. If someones got the balls to stand up to the same old bs status quo pay as you go system, that goes a long ways in My book.

Generally speaking, when... (Below threshold)
iwogisdead:

Generally speaking, when counting hundreds of items (say . . . socks)

The problem is that we had a "sock counting board" in Minnesota which governed the recount and which was blatantly biased in favor of Franken in every decision it made.

The count mysteriously went... (Below threshold)
914:

The count mysteriously went from Coleman ahead to Franken ahead ( if you count all the acorn dead people and illegals ) the same thing that would have happened in Florida 2000 had they recounted for the 48th time.

And we now have what?.. jus... (Below threshold)
Ran:

And we now have what?.. just another CLOWN in the senate. Can see him now.. doing the two-step with Lurch.

"The way I look at it - ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"The way I look at it - the Democrats are going to have NO way to hide"

I don't know about that. How many voters knew that the Dems controlled Congress since 2007? How many voters knew that the Republicans never had a fillibuster proof majority during Bush's year's--or ever since '94 for that matter--or that they didn't even have a clear majority for part of Bush's term? How many voters have a clue how much the Dems blocked during those years? No it'll still be the Republican's fault in the minds of the Adrians, Rs and Ryans, and sadly so many average Joes.

"Somewhere along the line we thought we were smarter than Madison and Hamilton and those guys"

If there were a Madison or Jefferson today the press/pop culture would destroy them.

Incitatus would be jealous.... (Below threshold)
epador:

Incitatus would be jealous.

Or at least the southern po... (Below threshold)
epador:

Or at least the southern portion of northbound Incitatus.

The Dems already had a supe... (Below threshold)
davidt:

The Dems already had a super-majority in the Senate if you count those Republicans who always vote with the Dems.

"Pretty sure this counts as... (Below threshold)
groucho:

"Pretty sure this counts as one of the signs of the apocalypse."

No, that would be the fact that this country actually entertained the possibility of Sarah Palin being a heartbeat or two from the presidency. Give Franken a chance. He's sharper and smarter already than at least half of the morally bankrupt, corrupt old crooks who currently make up that august body.

groucho stop drinking kool-... (Below threshold)
G.:

groucho stop drinking kool-aid, grow up and OPEN your eyes.

grouchy,Your opini... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

grouchy,

Your opinion of Al Franken only serves to solidify the low esteem which you have earned for yourself at this blog. When I see your name on anything here at Wizbang, a touch of nausea hits me. You have never, not once offered anything but your bile for our consideration. Get yourself back to the fever swamp you sprang from, for in this place you will find no respect at all for your words, nor for your person.

In his post # 5, Sheik Yur ... (Below threshold)

In his post # 5, Sheik Yur Bouty is close enough to spot on in reminding us all about the Second American War of Independence. But the War is already under way -- and only thus far is it a soft war.

Meanwhile the failed pretender to being a professional pathological projectile projector of the fasciSSocialist psychopathology, Herr Frankenstein, will for a time freeload on the United States of America in pretty much the same way he was an accessory after the fact of the theft and fraud and freeloaded on funds filched from a children's charity while posing as a radio talker-to-no-one on paid-to-Air America -- and before that rode on the back of the hugely talented Mr Limbaugh.

Perhaps as payback he'll try and have Mr Limbaugh and the rest of radio's talented unfairness-doctrined out of town?

If you dare to try, Herr Frankenstein, beware of F Lee Levin. Who will be on your arse faster than will Barney's Frank. And your deposition will take a month and will strip you butt naked.

Brian Richard Allen
Los Angeles Califrankenicated 90028
And the Far Abroad

Al Franken?Talk abou... (Below threshold)
Hank:

Al Franken?
Talk about tarnishing the democrat brand.

But look at the bright side.

Now Reid, Pelosi, Kerry, Kucinich and even Maxine Waters looks like friggin geniuses.

Now the vast majority of de... (Below threshold)

Now the vast majority of deceased Americans who gave Al Franken their votes can rest (RIP) assured that he will continue looking out for their interests.

My my, them sour grapes mak... (Below threshold)
max:

My my, them sour grapes make for some sweet sweet whine.

Mmm-mmm good.

Cheating gets one nowhere m... (Below threshold)
914:

Cheating gets one nowhere max.

Try to stay on topic, 914.<... (Below threshold)
max:

Try to stay on topic, 914.

"Say goodbye to the country... (Below threshold)
Jake:

"Say goodbye to the country we once knew. They are gonna ram everything they have wanted down our throats."

Because when the party you are part of has a majority and rams things down our throat it's all good. But when it's the party you don't belong to who's in the majority, it's time for armed revolution. Representative democracy is for wimps and losers, apparently.

max, Stay on topic, ... (Below threshold)

max,
Stay on topic, or shut up.

Jake, According to ... (Below threshold)

Jake,
According to the description we're a republic,
not a democracy. But don't agonize, we're
well on our way to mob rule.

Depends on the things, Jake... (Below threshold)
JLawson:

Depends on the things, Jake. Alcohol, in moderation, can make for a fun evening. Binge drinking, however, can lead to death.

Some folks smoke, and enjoy the buzz nicotine gives 'em. However, too much nicotine will kill - at one time farmers used it to make a fair insecticide.

Obama's binging on the economy. Things are arguably getting WORSE, not better, despite the massive amounts he's spending... or promising to spend, or planning to spend, or WANTS to spend. Maybe the secret is to LIMIT governmental spending to, say, 95% or revenue for the next couple of years, until things stabilize - not 'buy' everything your little 'progressive' heart desires?




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