Bag of Randomness for Election Day 2016


  • I bet it would shock all of you to know who I actually voted for. OK, that’s a bit strong, but I’m sure it would surprise you.
  • I wonder what kind of sleep Trump and Clinton, and all those running for office, must get the night before the election. Certainly, it’s not a very restful one.
  • In previous presidential elections, I was highly interested and checked sites like FiveThirtyEight religiously. This year, I was a Laodicean.
  • If I recall correctly, since Bush/Gore, the major news organizations have formally agreed to not formally call an election until a certain time, I think it’s 9:00 PM Central. But with most things, I’ve probably confused this with something else.
  • All the rain yesterday ruined some big plans I had today. One of my most loyal readers is in the entertainment business and invited WifeGeeding and me to take part in a television shoot which included some “out of the norm” but memorable outdoor activities. Our schedules are too tough to reschedule. Actually, the rain and mud isn’t really the issue, but they need “bright skies” to shoot.
  • YETI is Selling Tumblers That Look Like Whataburger Cups
  • Texas priest puts aborted fetus on altar to urge others to vote for Trump
  • At first, I thought this New Yorker article about Glen Beck was parody or satire
    •  That was the old Beck, he insists: “I did a lot of freaking out about Barack Obama.” But, he said, “Obama made me a better man.” He regrets calling the President a racist and counts himself a Black Lives Matter supporter. “There are things unique to the African-American experience that I cannot relate to,” he said. “I had to listen to them.”
  • The best current article on Tony Romo – Tony Romo Isn’t Going Anywhere – Inside the lost season of a Dallas Cowboys quarterback who refuses to fail—even if he did just lose the biggest job in football
    • As his back injury was announced – “I’ve gotta call Dak,” Romo said. Excusing himself, Romo slipped away and spent the next 15 minutes on the phone pumping up and offering advice to Dak Prescott, the rookie fourth-round draft pick who’d be thrust into the starting role as a result of Romo’s latest setback. While the gesture spoke volumes about Romo’s leadership, the phone call was no doubt difficult to make.
    • Broken collarbones, ribs and a pinkie finger. A herniated disc, a punctured lung and a bad back. Romo has dealt with countless injuries throughout his 14-year NFL career. But this one may have been the most deflating of all.
    • Romo’s dedication is evident each offseason, when he spends time around coaching legends such as Mike Krzyzewski and Larry Brown to pick up pointers on motivation and leadership. It’s obvious every Thursday during the fall, when Romo takes a handful of offensive starters to dinner at various ritzy Dallas steakhouses to build camaraderie.
    • Last month, on a weekday evening during Dallas’ bye week, Romo hosted a gathering at his new home for any member of the squad who remained in town. Some Cowboys shot hoops on Romo’s indoor basketball court while others played Ping-Pong or cards or teed off on his golf simulator. A catered meal from Nick & Sam’s, Romo’s favorite restaurant, featured steak, shrimp, lobster, chicken parmesan and numerous salads and sides.
  • Longtime Rangers TV personality Jim Knox not returning in 2017
    • Knox’s departure follows the announcement last week that longtime television announcer Steve Busby was also not renewed for 2017.
  • Is a selfie in the voting booth legal? Check this tool first
  • Happy 30th Birthday, SisterGeeding.
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3 Responses to Bag of Randomness for Election Day 2016

  1. RPM says:

    No Knoxie, No Busby? I don't want to live on this planet anymore.

  2. John Mackovic says:

    Laodicean? The ocean? What ocean? …so are you Chinese or Japanese?

  3. sara says:

    Did you vote for Johnson? I did. And Americans hate me for it but guess what. I did not contribute to Clinton's loss, nor Trumps victory. I would not have voted for either of them. I think that's what a lot of the "It's all your fault you Third partiers!" don't understand.

    If all the Clinton voters voted for Johnson, Trump would not be president.
    Which is exactly their argument in reverse.
    Which is ridiculous, lol

    If Clinton couldn't get enough people off their butts (I read something like 40+% of people didn't vote at all) then that is not my fault.

    I'm hoping that Trump really is a closet Democrat like all the Republicans were saying he was way back in the beginning.

    Either way, I cast my vote in good conscience. I'd still rather be in America than anywhere else.

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