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FMJRA 2.0: Strange News From Clark County

Posted on | April 30, 2016 | 24 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

Granted that I spent last weekend immersed in cosplayers and the greasy organizational details of running an anime convention, the strangest thing to happen that weekend was receiving an e-mail from the Clark County GOP informing me that I’d been chosen as a delegate to the state convention a fortnight from now in Reno. As those of you who follow me on Facebook are aware, this is pretty remarkable since my precinct is full of Trump supporters, and so I was only an alternate to the county convention. Evidently the number of Trumpkins willing to make the treacherous journey to the state convention was low, or the fix was in, since this Cruz supporter is now headed for Reno in a couple of weeks. I am leaning toward taking my laptop and blogging the convention on Friday and Saturday, and in the tradition of Stacy’s Shoe Leather Fund, I ask those so inclined to kick in a Tubman or two for Fear and Loathing in Reno.

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24 Responses to “FMJRA 2.0: Strange News From Clark County”

  1. M. Thompson
    April 30th, 2016 @ 6:55 pm

    If’n I wasn’t unemployed, I would.

    Hopefully, the NV GOP isn’t as full of fighting over rules and platform resolution as the MN GOP, but not likely.

  2. Steve Skubinna
    April 30th, 2016 @ 7:50 pm

    I just got a mailing from Nancy Pelosi.

    No idea how in hell that happened. Seriously considered duct taping it to a cinder block, writing “Return to sender” on it and giving it back to the postal clerk.

    Decided not to, figuring that one way or another I’d end up paying for it anyway.

  3. Mike
    April 30th, 2016 @ 10:30 pm

    Congratulations, your delegateness! Shall we henceforth address you as “Sir Wombat”?

  4. Allen “GOODSTUFF” Reinertsen
    May 1st, 2016 @ 12:19 am

    Most cool Houorable Sir Wombat

  5. Bob Belvedere
    May 1st, 2016 @ 1:15 am

    Hopey he Changey his Underwear!

  6. CaptDMO
    May 1st, 2016 @ 4:09 am

    So you’re pan handling for expenses to fill the alternative slot that “others”, for some reason or another, can’t/won’t go to?
    Sure, let me check my Not One Thin Dime account.
    But you COULD try to “crowd fund” your trip on mainstream social media! Just ask for the Adult Cosplay Trumpkins!

  7. robertstacymccain
    May 1st, 2016 @ 6:37 am

    I hit the tip jar.

  8. Quartermaster
    May 1st, 2016 @ 7:01 pm

    It’s a long way to Reno from Vegas.

  9. Quartermaster
    May 1st, 2016 @ 7:02 pm

    That would be Sir Wombaticus Maximus.

  10. Quartermaster
    May 1st, 2016 @ 7:03 pm

    I would have considered explosives, but sending such through the mail might cause a serious negative reaction from certain quarters.

  11. Mike
    May 1st, 2016 @ 7:11 pm

    I thought maybe he’d cut us some slack? Us being pals and all!

  12. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:48 pm


  13. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:50 pm

    Eight-hour drive up US 95. I reckon I’ll get up early Friday morning so I can be there in mid-afternoon.

  14. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Sounds like somebody’s a wee bit jealous, and unaware of the fine tradition of the Shoe Leather Fund on this blog besides. Fie on thee and thy mockeries!

  15. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:51 pm

    Every day whether I need it or not. 🙂

  16. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:52 pm

    Of course!

  17. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

    I went to one MN state convention as an alternate back in the day, when Sullivan and Grunseth were contending for the nomination in the governor’s race. I do recall a fair amount of arguing over that sort of thing. This is my first rodeo with the Nevada GOP, so we’ll see how it goes.

  18. Wombat_socho
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 4:55 pm

    Yeah, the Postal Disservice takes a dim view of such things.

  19. M. Thompson
    May 2nd, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

    Except of course, when they joke about it.

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  21. gunga
    May 3rd, 2016 @ 7:30 am

    Please maintain situational awareness. We live in interesting times.

  22. Quartermaster
    May 3rd, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    No, they wouldn’t see the humor in it, and it would be just a joke, mind you. They are a narrow minded lot.

  23. Quartermaster
    May 3rd, 2016 @ 6:06 pm

    Alas, they are the joke.

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