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I Earned Peanuts For Pulling An 18-Hour Day On Tuesday

Posted on | November 8, 2012 | 17 Comments

by Smitty

Now, maybe I just have more skin in the game:

. . .but I feel a driving need to explain to the World’s Youngest Blogger that I actively sought to keep the Republic. Sure, I could have done more, even running for office.
The notion that people aren’t stepping up to the plate and making sure that there are enough observers is a real disappointment. Sins of omission are not helping anything. Do what you can.
Via Insty


  • Bob Belvedere

    Have you read about this @TeamRomney FUBAR yet?…

    [Warning: Depressing]

    The Unmitigated Disaster Known As Project ORCA

  • MM

    I did, too. I was told that Republicans were short 1000 election officers in Fairfax County.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    I heard it was a disaster. It supposedly also got hacked by Lefties.

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    You are going to make me cry Smitty.

    Although for what it is worth, we probably did not lose because of voter fraud (not in every state and every race we lost, that is simply not possible). We lost due to ignorant people who are manipulated by the MSM and the Democrats.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Democrats and voter fraud, who would have guessed? (/sarcasm)

  • yestradamous

    A couple of weeks ago I filled out a form on the Romney website asking for volunteers. I never got a call from anybody.

    In 2008, I got a call the morning of the election asking if I could drive some people to the polls.

    Nothing this year at all.

  • smitty

    That’s about where I am at on the point.

  • smitty

    Politics is not a spectator sport.

  • Wombat_socho

    No need to assume malice where incompetence is so obvious.

  • rosalie

    When are we going to wise up and fight back?

  • Bob Belvedere

    As someone who has been in IT since the late ’80’s, let me assure everyone that this smells like near-pure IT arrogance.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Evi, I think you also have to factor in the fact that we have had several generations – starting with the one right after the so-called ‘Greatest’ – that have known unprecedented luxuries and have been nurtured in an environment surrounded by provided government services at all levels. So many tens of millions of Americans don’t know any other way of life and, most importantly, don’t care to know.

    The fault, Dear Brutus, is not in the stars
    But in ourselves…

  • JeffS

    ‘Fraid so, Bob. “The Lamest Generation” is among us.

  • K-Bob

    Hey, we’ll fix it in the roll-out!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Can’t tell you how many times I heard that from IT guys and clueless managers!

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  • K-Bob

    I used to get “dinged” on my annual review because my “bug percentage” was too low.

    It meant I took too much time to ship the code. Nevermind that I saved the company thousands of dollars by not having the software generate further bug fix requests. When I fixed it, it stayed fixed.

    So sadly, I know exactly how that works.