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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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Comments

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    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.

  • Steve Skubinna

    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.

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

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

  • http://goodstuffsworld.blogspot.com/ Allen “GOODSTUFF” Reinertsen

    Most cool Houorable Sir Wombat

  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Hopey he Changey his Underwear!

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    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!

  • robertstacymccain

    I hit the tip jar.

  • Quartermaster

    It’s a long way to Reno from Vegas.

  • Quartermaster

    That would be Sir Wombaticus Maximus.

  • Quartermaster

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

  • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Mike

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

  • Wombat_socho

    Thanks!

  • Wombat_socho

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

  • Wombat_socho

    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!

  • Wombat_socho

    Every day whether I need it or not. 🙂

  • Wombat_socho

    Of course!

  • Wombat_socho

    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.

  • Wombat_socho

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

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    Except of course, when they joke about it.

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  • gunga

    Please maintain situational awareness. We live in interesting times.

  • Quartermaster

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

  • Quartermaster

    Alas, they are the joke.

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