These Folks Rode the Short Bus as Kids

I live above the Fitzgerald Theater where the last Senate debate is being held. There are two crowds outside my windows chanting, "Franken!" and, "Coleman!" ad nauseum. Two large groups of folks with nothing better to do on a Sunday night than shout at each other. I had to pass a large group of Franken folks to get into my building (the Coleman folks were on the opposite side of the street). They asked me who I was voting for, and I told them that I wasn't voting, and they got indignant/evangelical on me. I then told them I'd prove to them how pointless voting was, and told them that I'd vote for their candidate for a mere $20. No takers. I'm trying to think of another, "most important thing you can do," that isn't worth $20.

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Live above the Fitz? Really?

Well, I'm pretty sure that paying for votes is a felony. So while one vote may or may not have been worth $20 to them, it almost surely wasn't worth a felony conviction + the risk damaging the reputation of their candidate on the eve of the election + $20.

Maybe you should have asked $10.

Anyway, do you REALLY live above the Fitz? I'd always heard rumors that a cloaked figure would occasionally be seen on the catwalks quoting baseball statistics, but I'd never given it much credence....

What do you think of life above the Fitz? Those rowdy Prairie Home Companion groupies always keeping you awake at night?

Where do you get groceries? Where do you park? And how do you end up being a baseball junkie rather than a hockey nut? (And remember: Norm brought hockey back!)

Those Prairie Home Companion

Those Prairie Home Companion groupies are always pissed at how late the show runs. They normally stop off at Baker's Square for dinner at four thirty and are asleep by six in the evening.

I like college hockey a great deal. I can't wrap my head around professionals that are bigger and faster playing on a smaller rink than the kids in the NCAA. I prefer the more open passing game afforded by the larger sheet of ice.

I park in the garage on the same block. And I shop for groceries and everything else I need at the evil big box Super Target that the Stuff White People Like crowd tell me will bring about Armageddon (and not the Michael Bay flick, which actually would terrify me).

As far as the lack of legality, who cares? I've got no moral problem with people buying and selling their votes outright. First off, if any election was actually close enough where your vote mattered, the courts would wind up deciding the outcome. Secondly, all politicians try to do is buy people's votes. That's what pork is for. Much more honest if they were just to give me cash upfront, instead of trying to cloak their megalomania in the guise of altruism, leadership, nonsense, etc. Pick one:

1. $20 and no say in how the government is run.
2. No say in how the government is run.

I'll go with option one.

Secondly, all politicians

Secondly, all politicians try to do is buy people's votes. That's what pork is for. Much more honest if they were just to give me cash upfront, instead of trying to cloak their megalomania in the guise of altruism, leadership, nonsense, etc.

Thats why prostitution is illegal in most states. Otherwise people wouldn't be able to tell the whores from the kind girls who have sex for money.

I don't follow the stats or anything else, but I have been known to enjoy a couple beers while watching a Leafs game. I prefer the pros, because of vicious crap like this.