November 8, 2006

Lips My Donkey

Lips My Donkey!
Chuck, Mike, Jay and I kept each other company into the small hours of the morning, watching races go to Democrats. Watching the Daily Show deflate Katherine Harris and watching them rapture Santorum. Watching Fox news look glum and say unabashedly biased things like “another seat gone” when a seat would go to the Democratic Party. It was weird to see them cling to what they thought was good news all night, working harder and harder as time went on. Switching between Fox and looking at the actual map was like traversing some door between realities.

It was a good time.

At one point, Chuck confessed that he had prepared a graphic in case things went well for Democrats. (He’s posted it now.) If you want a clue to the meaning, the filename is called “KMA.gif.”

Mike visited Chuck’s link to see the image, and in typical fashion he came back to the chat and said, “Nice graphic. Lips my donkey.”

I laughed out loud. My friends crack me up. So, naturally, I wouldn’t let the joke go and “Lips my donkey” became the phrase of the night.

Since I’ve already stolen Chuck’s idea for his image, so I’ll steal the other idea from his post, too.

To Rich Santorum and Katherine Harris. To the strict abortion ban that lost in South Dakota. To Kerry Healey and Mitt Romney. To George “Macaca” Allen (whether he loses or not in the end). To Jim Talent (I told you to wait until they were done counting, Chuck!) To RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman. To Karl Rove, Bush and Cheney. To Saddam, while we’re at it. To Sunni and Shiites blowing each other up and getting our servicemen in the crossfire. To the lack of planning for the Iraq war. To the administration’s foot dragging on any change because of political concerns. Thank you for playing, but now: Lips My Donkey.

Because I have to be at least somewhat original in my posts, here is a new celebratory graphic for you to enjoy:

And to Chaffee and other Republicans we like: sorry for the collateral damage.

[Edited to add:
* My post from Election 2002
* My post from Election 2004

Posted by James at November 8, 2006 7:01 AM
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Glad you liked the graphic James... yes Lips My Donkey is a catchphrase now I think.

Posted by: Chuck S. at November 8, 2006 9:27 AM

Yes - it was a great idea on your part. I felt compelled to create the "Lips My Donkey" version after Mike's joke.

Election night 2006 will forever in my mind be tied to "Lips my donkey!"

That's why I hang out with you guys. For the catchphrases. ;-)

Posted by: James at November 8, 2006 9:33 AM

BTW - in honor of Republicans, I am conceding that my planned graphic joke loses to your idea.

Posted by: James at November 8, 2006 9:34 AM

Great images, both.

I have to say that on my drive in this morning, I passed by a couple of Healey signs, to which I shouted "Wa wa!" a la Nelson from The Simpsons ("Ha ha!").

Ah, yes. 'Tis a satisfying day. I've said to a few friends this morning that if I smile any wider, my face will split open!

Posted by: Patti M. at November 8, 2006 9:36 AM

The late night was worth it and I didn't need to break out the hard stuff. This was the first positive election since I developed an interest in politics so I'm thankful for the experience.

Posted by: Mike at November 8, 2006 9:48 AM

I updated the post with links to past election posts. 2004 was especially sucky.

Posted by: James at November 8, 2006 9:56 AM

To Mike's point, I haven't felt this good since I voted for Clinton in 1993. That year, I felt like a great weight--like an elephant, if you'll pardon the pun--was lifted from my chest.


Posted by: Patti M. at November 8, 2006 10:38 AM

Duh. I voted for him in 1992. Well, you know what I mean.

That turn of phrase reminds me of something I said this morning to a friend: I'm sad that Louise Day Hicks and Pixie Palladino are dead because I would love to see them faint upon learning that (gasp!) a black man is going to be governor!

Some of you may remember Mrs. Hicks from the bad old days of the desegregation/busing crisis in Boston, and her tag line "You know where I stand." She helped to form the anti-busing group ROAR, or Restore Our Alienated Rights. Can you stand it? People actuall thought this way.

Pixie Palladino just died last month, and those two were peas in a pod. Here's a blurb from her obit:

"Busing was a total disaster," she said in an interview with The Boston Globe in 1994. "It destroyed the school system. Kids lost their sense of loyalty to the schools and their communities. There's no Eastie pride now, no Southie pride. I think that's wrong. Everything we said 20 years ago has come to pass. A generation of kids was wasted on a sad and stupid experiment forced upon us."

Everyone knew this was about race, not school pride or whatever other excuse was offered. Louise Day Hicks's tag line said as much without saying it.

Oh, how sad they can't be with us today to see Deval Patrick as Governor of Massachusetts!

Posted by: Patti M. at November 8, 2006 10:50 AM

I had a great time too!!

We can even extend the "Lips My Donkey" to LMD to counteract Bush's Weapons of Mass destruction! (WMDs)

So bush can take his WMD and LMD!!! ! ! ! !

Posted by: Hooligan at November 8, 2006 12:56 PM

It gets better... Rumsfeld just quit.

Posted by: Julie at November 8, 2006 1:00 PM

w000000000000t! and I love the forehead graphic :)

Posted by: leslie at November 8, 2006 2:52 PM

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