President Obama has maintained a five-point lead in the crucial swing state of Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll of likely voters. The survey found that Mitt Romney has gained ground in Florida and Virginia, where the race is now effectively tied.
It's an interesting article and you know that's true because I'm drunk off my ass.
That's why I have "and others*" above. Brian Montopoli? I know his name from years of reading Ava and C.I.'s writings. And I almost just went with him but thought, "Nope, there's a woman's name" -- there's actually more than one -- "I need to include her. We always get left out."
So it's Halloween and the room's lurching. I had a blast at the Halloween party I went to. I was not the designated driver this year. So I knew I could have fun and drink like crazy. And I did.
What would we do without "The Monster Mash"? I wondered that tonight. The party was just getting started and the hostess put that on and we were all leaving the wall -- it was like a middle school mixer! -- and moving around. It is the perfect Halloween song and it's got a beat. And can you think of any other Halloween song?
I mean, maybe -- big maybe -- MC Hammer's "Adam's Family." Maybe.
And that's really it.
We have Christmas carols galore but only one real Halloween song so thank goodness it's a danceable one.
I dressed up. Not just for the party. For work too. And everyone in the office dressed up. I thought it would be just me and maybe two other people. Instead, we turned out. There was a Mummy, a vampire, a fairy, a witch, a demon, a devil, a Pippi Longstocking (that was me) and so much more.
And there was even more variety at the party tonight.
I saw a few people who wore Mitt Romney or Barack Obama masks. They didn't do much but stand around in them and then take them off because it got hot under them.
I'll write about "Revolution" tomorrow night when I'm sober.
But here's something to chew on in the meantime. We always get the we-must-start-over stories, you know? "Revlolution," "Jericho" and more. Why is it that they always start over exactly the same?
I mean, there are some powerful gay men. Why don't these shows ever have a gay man with a bunch of pretty boys working for him in a brothel? It's always women. (And was on "Revolution" Monday night.)
Seems to me, if the world was starting over, there would be enough gay men who would be able to launch a stand and strike a blow for equality.
He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
We all love the song but that's about all most of us at the party could sing along with. My New Year's Resolution: Learn the entire lyrics to this song.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Chaos and violence continue, kebabs are out, al Qaeda is back, corruption never left Iraq, nor did US troops (despite Beecroft's claims otherwise), we look at Benghazi, terror and more.
Save us all from the sexism. Last night, Ann, Marcia, Ava and I weighed in on a sexist get-out-the-vote ad and I would have hoped that lengthy piece could be it on the topic for a bit. But sexism never ends, instead it seems to roll in with the tide.
Yesterday's snapshot noted Nussaibah Younis' "Time to Get Tough on Iraq" (New York Times) which is an important column. And one of many important pieces of writing Nussaibah's contributed over the years -- such as at England's Guardian newspaper. But today Jacob Hornberger (Media With Conscience News) decides to 'tackle' the article in the way only certain men can -- by completely misunderstanding everything about the article and about Nussaibah. So when Hornberger writes of Nussaibah, "He wants the U.S. government to get tough . . ."?