Posted On: Wednesday - November 4th 2020 6:20PM MST
In Topics:   Elections '16 - '20  Immigration Stupidity  California  Trump  Geography
(Hey, what can you do for a title when you still have Warren Zevon and that great guitar riff in Lawyers, Guns, and Money in my head, since the last post.)
This has been the situation for this whole afternoon:
First of all, you gotta hope and/or pray that North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania stay the hell put. The latter, Penn., could be a problem, as were the Silver State to go for Trump in the end, then the ctrl-left would go all out for new votes in the Philadelphia area. I'm sure some mail with some questionable, but what-the-hell, postmarks could be had for cheap.
It's amazing that this race possibly has, or will soon, come down to Nevada the "Silver State". As I mentioned in the previous post, Nevada used to be a conservative bastion. Really, it was as Libertarian as one could get, probably more than even the "Free State" project location (Vermont or New Hampshire, it's been a while ...) due to there being so much more land in Nevada. Liberty flourishes more easily when there is lots of room.
Besides the libertine paradise of Lost Wages (at least for those who are smart enough not to play!), the State was full, if you could call empty "full", of ranchers and mining types. I've driven multiple different routes across Nevada - see I've been everywhere in this here land. - mostly on the two lane roads, and one could just get away from everything and everybody out there. Get out of the car, set up some bottles or old computers, and start plinking away. Well, in the modern electronic world, I suppose one can never be away from the prying eyes of somebody, but when can still be tempted to think he is alone with nobody but God, out there.
Peak Stupidity has 3 posts from almost 3 years back about the great Libertarian pundit Vin Suprynowicz, a name I have to cut and paste EVERY SINGLE TIME. I met the guy, a former editorial writer of the Las Vegas Review Journal, in person in Las Vegas once, and he gave me a copy of this book of his. If you're interested, see "Papiere bitte!" - "Your papers, please!" and memories of Mr. Vin Suprynowicz, "Papiere bitte!" - "Your papers, please!" - Part 2 and "Papiere bitte!" - "Your papers, please!" - Stories from the real deal. Mr. [ctrl-c, ctrl-v, there] Suprynowicz was in the right place to be a Libertarian writer for a big newspaper. He'd be out of place now, and well, no he doesn't write for them anymore.
It's been the Californians bringing their California politics to both Vegas and the Reno/Tahoe area (Lake Tahoe straddles the border in central CA/NV) that's part of the change. A commenter under an unz (either Sailer or Epigone) article today put this nicely: They are like plague refugees of the 14th century. They run far away to get away from the disease, but just bring it with them to spread in their new home. Along with the Californicators, hundreds of thousands of, hell maybe a million(?) counting offspring, by now, illegal aliens were imported to do that card shuffling, crap table cleaning, and all usual manner of menial work that American, well, they used to do it, so I don't see how they CAN'T do.
Back to the great Libertarian pundit, Vin Suprynowicz, I did note from his later columns, ~ 2010 or so, unlike the Reason magazine fools, Vin saw the ruin brought on by massive illegal immigration.
Anyway, with that long background written, I will just conclude this point by saying that Nevada is not the libertarian State that would have put Trump on top before PST poll closing time,were this 1985. Well, that is, if no decent Libertarian were running. The place sure as shooting wouldn't have gone for the extreme-left Biden/Cameltoe ticket!
It is the current year, though, and the current day after another 50/50 divided Presidential election. The reader should be able to see those numbers above. The vote counts have not changed since my late morning, maybe earlier, but the "Reporting % in" has gone up from 67% to 75%. I don't know what the deal is with that. I wrote 8,400 votes in the last post in haste and got it wrong. It is the same number now on the Fox News site as it was then, but it's actually 7,647. That's 7,647 votes that could change the country. I really hope that of the ~ 390,000 more votes that could be coming*, not a damn one is from a former Californian who knows how to do things better, or an illegal alien that doesn't know Jack Squat about how this country is supposed to run!
I was voting in Nevada,
I just left to take a piss.
Send lawyers, guns, and money
to get me out of this!
We're all innocent bystanders
and somehow we got stuck
between a rock and a hard place,
and we're down on our luck.
Oh we're down on our luck.
Yes we're down on our luck.
Trump, send lawyers, guns and money
The shit has hit the fan. - Help!
* Simply based on the total votes tallied so far, 1.168 million x 0.33 (1/3 of that 75% already in).