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What are you opening for Election Day?

by Howie Hart » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:19 pm

I think I'm going to open a bottle of Canadian Foch. :?
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Robin Garr » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:31 pm

A can of whoop-@$$?
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Thomas » Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:57 pm

Depending on the outcome, good wine or caustic lye.
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Gary Barlettano » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:19 pm

Howie Hart wrote:I think I'm going to open a bottle of Canadian Foch. :?


I'm opening my mind to the possibility of four more years of Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor and to the thought that under the circumstances he might even be the better choice.

As to this evening's libation, I don't know yet. It's clear and in the 70's and we're grilling steaks, so something in that direction.
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by David M. Bueker » Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:24 pm

Tasting group tonight, so I have no idea what I am having.

If the GOP holds Congress I may have arsenic.
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by Jim Cassidy » Tue Nov 07, 2006 9:43 pm

Robin Garr wrote:A can of whoop-@$$?


Yarmuth is looking good early!
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Paul B. » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:06 pm

Howie Hart wrote:I think I'm going to open a bottle of Canadian Foch. :?

:lol: A great choice anytime.

On that note, I'm really hoping that we start seeing some '05 Bacos and Fochs on winery shelves soon. I can't wait to see what sort of hybrid reds that tremendous vintage produced in the Peninsula.
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by James Roscoe » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:41 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:If the GOP holds Congress I may have arsenic.


Two years ago I might have said just the opposite. Now I'm holding out hope for the Whig party. Does anyone know if Henry Clay is still on the ballot?
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by Sam Platt » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:54 pm

James Roscoe wrote:Two years ago I might have said just the opposite. Now I'm holding out hope for the Whig party. Does anyone know if Henry Clay is still on the ballot?


His anti-Jackson campaign ads really get on my nerves. :wink:
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by James Roscoe » Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:57 pm

Sam Platt wrote:His anti-Jackson campaign ads really get on my nerves. :wink:


You Jacksonians! Go and drink that corn whisky! Clay for president!
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by Jim Grow » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:01 am

I', having the rest of a bottle of Robert Pecota Syrah from supper and looking forward to the prospect of finally a Democratic Gov. in Ohio.
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by JoePerry » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:16 am

David M. Bueker wrote:If the GOP holds Congress I may have arsenic.


Cakebread?
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by JoePerry » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:30 am

Who else is staying awake to watch the results?

I'm drinking a 1999 Riojanas Reserva, as it is full of promise. 8)
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by Randy Buckner » Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:26 am

Who else is staying awake to watch the results?


It seems America has spoken with a pretty clear voice, Joe. People want change; people want out of Iraq. How do you like that nail-biter in VA? Lawyers will be thicker than fleas on a mangy dog....

The big winner of the night for me? Joe Lieberman! I love seeing someone stick it to the two big parties. Lou Dobbs says the fastest growing party is the Independent Party. You can paint Carole and me with that brush. Here's a tip of the glass to you, Joe Lieberman!
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by Thomas » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:57 am

Randy Buckner wrote:
Who else is staying awake to watch the results?


It seems America has spoken with a pretty clear voice, Joe. People want change; people want out of Iraq. How do you like that nail-biter in VA? Lawyers will be thicker than fleas on a mangy dog....

The big winner of the night for me? Joe Lieberman! I love seeing someone stick it to the two big parties. Lou Dobbs says the fastest growing party is the Independent Party. You can paint Carole and me with that brush. Here's a tip of the glass to you, Joe Lieberman!


Randy,

We have found common ground; as far as I am concerned, we need not just a third but a fourth and fifth party. The two-party system has finally proven itself to have been a major mistake for so-called democracy.

I disagree about Lieberman. He became an Independent for the sake of expediency, not for the sake of change.
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by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:06 pm

Thomas wrote:
I disagree about Lieberman. He became an Independent for the sake of expediency, not for the sake of change.


Precisely. Lieberman just refused to quit the race after losing the primary. Granted he won last night, but that doesn't make his switch to "independence" courageous.
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by JoePerry » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:36 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:
Who else is staying awake to watch the results?


It seems America has spoken with a pretty clear voice, Joe. People want change; people want out of Iraq. How do you like that nail-biter in VA? Lawyers will be thicker than fleas on a mangy dog....

The big winner of the night for me? Joe Lieberman! I love seeing someone stick it to the two big parties. Lou Dobbs says the fastest growing party is the Independent Party. You can paint Carole and me with that brush. Here's a tip of the glass to you, Joe Lieberman!


I woke up this morning with the question: "what if they let us win?"

Not the best time to be taking over. :shock:
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Randy Buckner » Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:37 pm

Precisely. Lieberman just refused to quit the race after losing the primary. Granted he won last night, but that doesn't make his switch to "independence" courageous.


I disagree. He is literally a man without a country. The Demos are pi$$ed at him and he can't lean to the GOP for fear of political suicide. I think it took courage for him to stick it out. He is pretty moderate -- exactly what we need in congress instead of polarized wing nuts.
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by Thomas » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:02 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:
Precisely. Lieberman just refused to quit the race after losing the primary. Granted he won last night, but that doesn't make his switch to "independence" courageous.


I disagree. He is literally a man without a country. The Demos are pi$$ed at him and he can't lean to the GOP for fear of political suicide. I think it took courage for him to stick it out. He is pretty moderate -- exactly what we need in congress instead of polarized wing nuts.


He may be moderate but he blows with the wind. What change is he talking about? He's been there through the mess. In my view, a few Dems should have been voted out too--by more real Independents.

Anyway, I drank a Garda Rosso last night.
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by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:21 pm

Randy Buckner wrote:
Precisely. Lieberman just refused to quit the race after losing the primary. Granted he won last night, but that doesn't make his switch to "independence" courageous.


I disagree. He is literally a man without a country. The Demos are pi$$ed at him and he can't lean to the GOP for fear of political suicide. I think it took courage for him to stick it out. He is pretty moderate -- exactly what we need in congress instead of polarized wing nuts.


I disagree. Since he ran for VP he has been about as useful as the common cold. He searches for the majority on virtually every issue and then grabs on for dear life. He's not moderate, just malleable.
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by RichardAtkinson » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:21 pm

I doubt there will be much change at all. The Democrats will control the House. Even if they get the 2 Senate seats?..neither areas will have enough of majority to get anything done. Except that the public perception will be that the Democrats won and therefor must share the blame if something goes wrong.

And then there is that presidential Veto from a president who has nothing to lose by using it.

Just more of the same old gridlock...and BS.

I just wish the Libertarian Party could get their sh** together and field some decent candidates. Instead of these wackos they seem to come up with.

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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Jenise » Wed Nov 08, 2006 1:29 pm

David said:
If the GOP holds Congress I may have arsenic.

Well they didn't (thank god0. So, now what are you going to have to celebrate?
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Re: What are you opening for Election Day?

by Ian Sutton » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:05 pm

In response to the two party frustration, I fully understand and agree. As an outsider though, we don't even hear of US independants or other parties (well not since that guy with all the money and a dislike of facial hair tried to invent a party and run for president). It's good for us to hear of them.

Over here as well as the liberals; there's the splinter right wing independance party (mainly seeking to get out of EU); the green party; smaller splinter groups & independants off the main parties, including an ex-newsreader who stood as an anti-goverment sleaze candidate and of course the monster raving loony party (and comically also splinter groups from the original :roll: ).

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by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:26 pm

Jenise wrote:David said:
If the GOP holds Congress I may have arsenic.

Well they didn't (thank god0. So, now what are you going to have to celebrate?


Well let's see...last night I had '86 Cos, Cheval Blanc, Lafite, Latour, Haut Brion & Lynch Bages, along with '63 Cockburn's and '83 Taylor Fladgate.
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