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Old 11-06-2018, 05:02 PM   #1
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Soooo, a lot on the line tonight. We'll all wake up to another reality tomorrow (but the up late crowd here will know a little earlier).

But most important, America will have another peaceful decision about the direction of our country.

Celebrate, reflect, enjoy. America has always been great. America is great today.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Soooo, a lot on the line tonight. We'll all wake up to another reality tomorrow (but the up late crowd here will know a little earlier).

But most important, America will have another peaceful decision about the direction of our country.

Celebrate, reflect, enjoy. America has always been great. America is great today.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:27 PM   #3
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But most important, America will have another peaceful decision about the direction of our country.
Had a similar thought as I walked into the polling place.

We take it for granted that the loser smiles, congratulates the winner, then exits - even if the loser is the incumbent. In way too many other places, the transfer of power takes place at the barrel of a gun.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:47 PM   #4
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Yep, the long history of peaceful political transitions is one for which we can all be thankful. As the night wears on and winners and losers are known, let's remember this and keep the discussion here free of the gloating or bitterness that leads to acrimony--and Porky.
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Old 11-06-2018, 05:56 PM   #5
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Yep, the long history of peaceful political transitions is one for which we can all be thankful. As the night wears on and winners and losers are known, let's remember this and keep the discussion here free of the gloating or bitterness that leads to acrimony--and Porky.
100%.

As an amateur scholar of the founding of this great nation, my only point is to celebrate what we have.

Thousands died to start this nation, another ~million have died to preserve it.

Celebrate, commemorate, honor. And vote.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:16 PM   #6
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Nicely written. Thank you Mr. Badger!

In other pertinent news, I read that the markets have returned an average of 17% the year after a mid-term election since 1946. That's heartening news. Time for me to hire a financial advisor and start buying!

In all seriousity, I love living in this country, even with all it's flaws. Wouldn't live anywhere else.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:17 PM   #7
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Or like its 11-6-1860

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I’m glad that the cycles aren’t aligned, rather 2, 4, and 6-year terms. Keeps things on an even(-er) keel while allowing for change.
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Old 11-06-2018, 09:12 PM   #9
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Yep, the long history of peaceful political transitions is one for which we can all be thankful. As the night wears on and winners and losers are known, let's remember this and keep the discussion here free of the gloating or bitterness that leads to acrimony--and Porky.

A "long history of peaceful political transitions" is historically incorrect. I thought I had posted a correction to that assertion on this thread, but now I can't find it.
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A "long history of peaceful political transitions" is historically incorrect. I thought I had posted a correction to that assertion on this thread, but now I can't find it.
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A "long history of peaceful political transitions" is historically incorrect. I thought I had posted a correction to that assertion on this thread, but now I can't find it.
It's not incorrect, but we apparently differ on a matter of opinion.

My opinion is that a century and a half is a long time--more than most nations on this planet have even existed under their present form of government.
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All right!

This reminded me that, while I usually have a glass of wine with dinner every day, I forgot to have it today. Think I need to remedy this, but kick it up a notch to a gin tonic.
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A "long history of peaceful political transitions" is historically incorrect. I thought I had posted a correction to that assertion on this thread, but now I can't find it.
Sorry, technical difficulties last night. The post is there.
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Thank you election gods that this one is over along with the constant barrage of campaign literature. My mailbox thanks you, my texts thank you, my front door thanks you, my TV thanks you, and we look forward to no more overt campaigning for the near future. Peace is wonderful.
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Thank you election gods that this one is over along with the constant barrage of campaign literature. My mailbox thanks you, my texts thank you, my front door thanks you, my TV thanks you, and we look forward to no more overt campaigning for the near future. Peace is wonderful.
I was kinda hoping this would go on so I can test any spam filter programs I have or plan on using in the near future .
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let's remember this and keep the discussion here free of the gloating or bitterness that leads to acrimony--and Porky.
understood, I sometimes forget which forum I'm on, I'll keep my opinion to myself
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