NeverDrunk23: Awesome. What a night of victories.
Petey4335: You're damn right!
Sybarite: For some reason my mind keeps putting quotation marks around the word "openly".
CygnusDarius: NeverDrunk23: Awesome. What a night of victories.And weed is recreational where, Colorado?./Suddenly//I wanna go skiing
phaseolus: Incidentally, she's not the first gay U.S. Senator from Wisconsin -- It's never been much of a secret that Sen. Kohl (whose seat she's won) is gay. It's a thing Kohl's always chosen to keep private, but it's a fact that I think is as widely known as Tommy Thompson's mistresses back in the day.Speaking of which, I imagine that Tommy Thompson's being a Really Old Ugly Guy & the consequent inability to pick up young/young-ish women anymore has got to be even more demoralizing to him than losing this Senate race.[Nelson-Muntz-Haha.jpg]
SteinAuf: [v017o.popscreen.com image 480x360]Congratulations to Baldwin! This is both a great win for progressive causes and a loss for head-on style political ads. Hopefully it makes up for Ron Johnson over Feingold a tiny, tiny bit.
Teresaol31: CygnusDarius: NeverDrunk23: Awesome. What a night of victories.And weed is recreational where, Colorado?./Suddenly//I wanna go skiingI seriously do not see how this changes anything in Colorado, especially along the front range where enforcement of possession of pot has been treated like a secondary offense since BEFORE the medical use legalization. Might it keep some of the small town cops and Colorado Springs wingnuts from persecuting people for personal use? Maybe, but more likely they will just arrange to have them charged by the Feds instead. As for the Denver metro and Boulder areas, it's business as usual this morning. Smoke a cigarette in public and they look at you like you have two heads, smoke a joint at a light rail station right in front of someone's little kids and nobody says anything about it.
SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: Petey4335: You're damn right!Haha!! Those commercials drove me insane.
machoprogrammer: Weren't all of his mistresses totally fugly, too? I seem to remember that
Petey4335: Which is why I sat here waiting for the thread to go green. I am so glad they are gone.
TheBlackrose: Petey4335: Which is why I sat here waiting for the thread to go green. I am so glad they are gone.I don't have TV at my apartment, so I had not been exposed to the deluge of ads this election cycle. I went to a friend's place for some games and he had left the TV on to watch the Packer game. Every other commercial was a Tammy Baldwin Too Extreme ad. Holy crap.
dywed88: Let's not forget Gay Marriage appears to have won 4 out of 4 referendums (and not even relying on "blank counts as no" in Minnesota. Hopefully this signals Minnesota is quickly moving towards legalizing gay marriage.Great night for gays all around.
Petey4335: It wasn't just the TV, it was also the radio. Milwaukee radio sucks* so hard I've turned off the music and flip through talk stations to/from work and the lunch break. They were constantly on them also.
ekdikeo4: Barney Frank anyone? First openly gay senator to be ELECTED while openly gay.
InmanRoshi: For all the talk about Wisconsin becoming purple, Obama is going to win there by about the same percentage as Romney won Georgia.
phaseolus: There's at least one Farker who could probably discuss Thompson's mistresses' attractiveness at length .../paging Ken VeryBigLiar
Ken VeryBigLiar: phaseolus: There's at least one Farker who could probably discuss Thompson's mistresses' attractiveness at length .../paging Ken VeryBigLiarWhy thanks you! Keep in mind most of his dalliances back then were with women from Juneau/Adams county, the area of the state that makes 'Deliverance' look like 'Annie Hall'. To hear it told, everyone up there ran with Ed and Tommy back in the day on cross-county drinking binges. And just about ever old crow from Nekoosa to the Dells has had one of the two of them grab their behind or make out with them./I have to relations that Ed got frisky with, one slapped him the other learned of it second hand.
wonred: I don't really care about the gay part, but I met her at a party rally at UW La Crosse before she ran for this, and I must say, she is nucking futs. Definitley not a stable individual.
machoprogrammer: o tell! If it was Juneau/Adams county women, they were probably just happy to get the attention. Born and Grazed in Wisconsin is a pretty accurate metaphor for that area...
heap: buuuuuut, am i the only one that was aware of this race, but blissfully unaware of this lady's sexual orientation? from the perspective of somebody several states away (so i wouldn't be getting any of the local advertisements) but still somewhat politically interested...the fact that ZOMGSSHE'SAGAYHOMO! wasn't shrieked from the rooftops loudly and repeatedly enough that it would puncture my little information bubble....well, that kinda feels like progress.
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