Will trump relapse

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 11, 2020 - 6:36pm

Submitted by svelte on October 11, 2020 - 8:05pm.

I don't know. I'm not sure it matters now.

People have by and large made up their mind.

Look at #2 The Election Is Already Happening!

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/11/politics/...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 12, 2020 - 8:53am.

But a quick covid recovery is not dramatically satisfying.

Submitted by svelte on October 12, 2020 - 8:47pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:
But a quick covid recovery is not dramatically satisfying.

Have you seen the polls? Biden is leading in Georgia. Georgia! If that doesn't say something I don't know what does.

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/pol...

And the news reports of lines for early voting in Georgia today. Many folks waited 2-3 hours, some folks up to 7.

People are fired up. And they are going to make damn sure their vote gets counted. If anything, he hurt his chances by trying to clamp down on voting. It convinced more folks to vote early. I know I've already submitted by ballot and so have a lot of my friends.

Submitted by JPJones on October 15, 2020 - 3:36pm.

svelte wrote:
If anything, he hurt his chances by trying to clamp down on voting. It convinced more folks to vote early. I know I've already submitted by ballot and so have a lot of my friends.

Yup! The news made national headlines all summer. Now, nobody I know isn't paranoid and taking extra precautions to make sure their vote gets counted. Apparently, blatant voter suppression pisses people off. Whodathunk?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 15, 2020 - 4:58pm.

also, arent old people, who are more likely to vote trump, also more likely to want to avoid death by covid at actual polling places?

i guess I dont understand why any normal human would want to go to a polling place, even in normal times.

I always vote by mail, and would never dream of going to a polling place.

why in the hell would i want to drive somewhere, park, wait in line, and uncomfortably stand there and try to figure out all those ballot initiatives, when I could sit at home, get drunk and read the guidebook at my leisure.

at least when I used to drink.

I dont think they even allow drinking while voting in a polling place.

http://content.time.com/time/nation/arti...

i think it's ok to be drunk, but you definitely cant break out the cocktail shaker. check your local lawyer for advice. safest bet is to stay home, get smashed, mail in in the morning.

Submitted by svelte on October 15, 2020 - 7:29pm.

scaredyclassic wrote:

I dont think they even allow drinking while voting in a polling place.

http://content.time.com/time/nation/arti...

i think it's ok to be drunk, but you definitely cant break out the cocktail shaker. check your local lawyer for advice. safest bet is to stay home, get smashed, mail in in the morning.

lol you've thought this through! I had never even considered drinking while voting, and I'm one who enjoys a good drink!

Perhaps you're yearning for the forbidden?

If nature hadn't wanted us to imbibe, it wouldn't have let berries ferment without intervention. I've seen those videos of drunk wildlife...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 16, 2020 - 10:50am.

i have come to see over many years that i am not able to drink moderately, and so I may no longer drink. it wasn't so pronounced an effect when i was younger, but now that im old, drinking every day just doesnt work for me anymore. my problem has been that if i start up again, to try to do it moderately or once ina while, that goes out the window pretty fast.

. But certainly election time, that's definitely a time i would historically get hammered and spend the evening poring over my voting options (or sometimes allowing my kids to pick a candidate).

thats another reason not to go to the polls. it was fun to vote with the company of one's loved ones...

Submitted by svelte on October 16, 2020 - 11:07am.

I'm that way with hard alcohol. Every time I say thats it...never again. My latest relapse was when fireball came out (tho its alcohol content is fairly low) followed closely by a fernet and coke streak. Now I'm back to never again.

Submitted by sdrealtor on October 17, 2020 - 9:55am.

Interesting, I love to drink alcohol. All kinds of alcohol. But I have zero cravings for alcohol. I could drink two bottles of wine one night and then not drink again for a month. It’s something I enjoy not something I crave. It has zero control over me

Submitted by svelte on October 18, 2020 - 9:47am.

sdrealtor wrote:
It’s something I enjoy not something I crave. It has zero control over me

I don't crave it. I can resist the first drink just fine.

What happens is that once I have the first drink, sometimes I keep emptying the glass and refilling it. That's where I get into trouble - with each refill the drink gets a little stiffer (with hard alcohol). Then I wake up the next morning with a terrible hangover. I'm not saying this happens every time I have hard liquor, but it happens enough times to make me want to avoid it. Besides, something that rough on my throat and stomach has got to be doing damage to my organs.

So I stick to wine. It is pre-measured and I even water it down a bit with ice (yeah I know, sacrilegious, but if it's any consolation I only drink white wine). So as long as I don't day-drink, I'm fine...I'm in bed and asleep before I've had too much wine. Much safer for me and I feel fine in the AM.

Submitted by sdrealtor on October 18, 2020 - 10:50am.

I understand that. I was just explaining that I just dont have any addiction issues. I guess that comes from havinga brother that has an addictive personality whether it be substances (fortunately he shed those 30 years ago), going to the gym, reading and whatever academic endeavor he finds an interest in.

Yes sacrilegious! No water in wine! Ive got a favorite white wine you would love and never consider adding water or ice to.

Submitted by svelte on October 18, 2020 - 6:16pm.

sdrealtor wrote:

Yes sacrilegious! No water in wine! Ive got a favorite white wine you would love and never consider adding water or ice to.

lol, I get it. I just like very subtle tastes...most wine and other beverages taste like syrup to me.

I've probably headed towards liking really light beverages because, besides wine, all I drink is water. No soda, nothing.

And now that I eat just fish and chicken (light meats), I almost feel physically ill when I eat a heavy, rich meat like a steak. I had one a few weeks back and that was a mistake.

I'm pretty picky with wines too...I just like dry wines such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio for the most part. French, Italian, and Californian in that order. I cannot stand the oak taste of Chardonnay, though steel barrel Chard is great. And SBs and PGs from Australia, New Zealand, Chile and a few other countries are way too sweet, with rare exception.

Submitted by sdrealtor on October 18, 2020 - 9:58pm.

The white wine I was referring to is a CA sauv blanc

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 19, 2020 - 2:40pm.

i really like wine, with every dinner, or weekend lunch. but beer is good too, before or during the meal. and scotch whiskey before or after. but particularly peaty whiskeys, and esp. laphroaig. but only in winter; johnie walker black all year round. the giant handle of johnnie walker black, from costco, when it's on sale, buy as many as you can, practically as cheap as jw red, it's like im making money drinking jw black..

but in summer, gin and tonic, light on the gin, so i can keep drinking them; or micheladas; but definitely greyhounds, with the grapefruits i found in the street near me; maybe a dark and stormy? but really primarily negronis, are my favorite; or all of those, actually. maybe just a martini?

but no bourbon. I can resist that. unless it's in an old fashioned; or the only drink there. then ok.

and bloody marys with anything brunch like of course. I also really enjoy shopping for liquor in big liquor stores. i love throwing things in my cart.

there's no way i can do this moderately. all so good. it is sad how zero alcohol is not that difficult, but moderate drinking is impossible. definitely the first thing i would do upon returning home in the evening is fix a drink. first thing....before anything...

alcoholic friend of mine died of throat cancer a while back; pretty sobering...

margaritas!!!

in spite of all of the above, in my opinion, i did not have a drinking problem. but, y'know, science might disagree. so im willing to listen...

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