Election Day or Stockholm Syndrome


#1

On the eve of the US election, for those of us yet to vote, am I alone in feeling like a hostage?


#2

With a rumored cabinet which includes Newt Gingrich as Secretary of State, I feel like the DNC has a gun to my head. I’m in Michigan, which has mysteriously become a swing state since Friday according to TV news.

I am depress.


#3

No. You are not alone.

I feel kinda nauseous.


#4

Nope, you’re not alone.


#5

Thank you, ladies! I have this one ushakable feeling that I should be packing bug-out bags tomorrow. :pouting_cat:


#6

It feels a little like the day before The Day After, I have to admit…


#7

I have been amazingly calm about the whole thing. There is only so much I can do and I already did my bit. It will be what it will be. The media shitshow has me jaded to the point I don’t know how I could be surprised over anything related to the election now.

@IronEdithKidd if you have to pack the bug out bag wanna be the tot’s private hockey coach?


#8

I gotta formulate some plans for the next several months to avoid that, but for a long time, I’ve been saying that I want very much to move to Tobago.


#9

On the other hand, some folks can see which way the wind is blowing, and forward thinking government employees are keeping at least one municipal facility officially open late. Wish I could attend.


#10

I’m not great at teaching, but I’ll do my best!


#11

If you don’t mind the heat of an Aussie summer, I got a tolerably comfy sofa.


#12

Quite close to NZ, which is also quite high on my “ultimate” want-to-live-there list. :smirk_cat:

Offer considered, assuming the couch can hold 2.5.


#13

Due to the size and depending on the skills gap, it can sometimes be easier to get a visa for Australia that leads to permanent residency/citizenship than NZ. And on an Aussie passport, working in NZ is as simple as getting on a plane.


#14

I already voted (WA does ballots by mail) but I have a cardiologist appt tomorrow morning. I expect he may be a bit displeased with my blood pressure.


#15

I’ve maintained a strict media diet this time. Oliver, Bee, and Maddow. Limited NPR and occasionally Scarborough. My indigestion is at a minimum overall. Fully prepared to celebrate.


#16

I’m admiring your optimism, Acer!


#17

#18

Tucker freaking Carlson was on NPR this morning. I’ve been a regular contributor for 35 years, but might stop.


#19

Tucker Carlson was on WHUT?

(free accidental pun)


#20

Hell, if it all goes wrong, we can always form Cascadia, right?


Clinton will win fairly comfortably in the end, though. But the senate will be a tossup (although Patty Murray will walk it). Either of the candidates for congresscritter are okay, and Inslee will be back easily too.