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Know When to Fold ‘Em- Nevada Primary Tie Settled With Card Game

Posted in humor, politics, sci-fi with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 23, 2010 by Sunshine Superboy

Gorram tied election! The Nevada Primary a few weeks back kinda reminds me of these guys:

Speak good or ill if you wish about speculative fiction and the spirit of the wild west. Thing is, this actually happened:

CARSON CITY, Nev. — The 10 of clubs wasn’t quite good enough.

That’s what Carl Moore Sr. drew Thursday in the tiebreaker between two rural Nevada county commission candidates who sought the Republican nomination in the June 8 primary.

Nye County Commissioner Andrew “Butch” Borasky, who survived a recall last year and is seeking a second term, drew a queen of clubs to advance to the November general election. The drawing took place in a courtroom in Pahrump, 60 miles west of Las Vegas.

Both tied with 381 votes in the primary. They remained tied after two recounts. State law calls for candidates to draw lots to get a winner when an election is deadlocked. It can be cutting cards, throwing dice, drawing straws or flipping a coin.

Before the big moment, Borasky and Moore agreed on procedure, down to the color of the deck that Clerk Sandra Merlino used – red. Merlino then shuffled the cards seven times and fanned their fate out on a table. “We decided on high card,” Borasky told The Associated Press in a telephone interview afterward. “There was no disagreement between us. We shook hands before and after.”

Borasky will face Libertarian candidate Sandra Darby in November.

Sunshine Superboy

please relish every moment of this:

(whats up with the gambling muppet randomly dying???)


African Reform of U2/ Muppets Re-interpret Rhapsody

Posted in art & music, celebrities, humor, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

I love this:

An expert commission of African leaders today announced their plan for comprehensive reform of music band U2. Saying that U2’s rock had lost touch with its African roots, the commission called for urgent measures to halt U2’s slide towards impending crisis.
bono and mandela
“Our youth today are imperiled by low quality music,” said Commission chairman Nelson Mandela. “We will be lending African musicians to U2 to try to refurbish their sound to satisfy the urgent and growing needs for diversionary entertainment at a time of crisis in the global music and financial sectors.”

Concerns about U2 have been growing in Africa for a while. One Western aid blogger testified to the Commission that his teenage kids found U2’s music “cheesy.” The Mandela Commission proposed that U2 follow a series of steps to recover its Edge:

1) Hire African consultants to analyze U2’s “poverty of music trap”

2) Prepare a Band-owned and Commission-approved Comprehensive U2 Reform Strategy Design (CURSD)

3) Undertake a rehabilitation tour of African capitals to field-test and ground-truth proposed reforms

4) Subject all songs to randomized experiments in which the effect on wellbeing of control and treatment groups is rigorously assessed.

Mandela expressed optimism that the Commission’s report and proposed reforms had come in time to stave off terminal crisis in U2, and restore its effectiveness in the 80s arena rock field.

FYI, its cross-posted from Aid Watch

The Aid Watch blog is a project of New York University’s Development Research Institute (DRI). This blog is principally written by William Easterly, Professor of Economics at NYU. It is co-written by Laura Freschi and by occasional guest bloggers. Our work is based on the idea that more aid will reach the poor the more people are watching aid.

And thats all I have to say about that. Except that everyone is freaking out about the Muppet Bohemian Rhapsody, so I’m gonna go ahead and share it with y’all.

love & rawkouts,
Sunshine Superboy