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Not Making This Up -- I Swear!

Some soldiers live next door. They're having a party this evening. They have a number of their soldier buddies visiting. They are all quite intoxicated. As I write this, they are having a political discussion.

No, I am not making this up. They are all in agreement as to whom they would like to see elected president.

Ralph Nader.

No joke.

Their alternate choice: Jesse Ventura as president, with Ralph Nader as VP.

I also hear them saying that it will never happen, because "Nader is too smart, he knows too much," and Ventura "was a Navy SEAL, so he knows what it's like."

They're also debating Hilary Clinton running. They all agree that they want to see women in the presidential primary, including Hilary and possibly Condeleeza Rice, but they don't want to see either of those particular two elected.

Uh oh. The lady who lives across the driveway from the soldiers, who is even more intoxicated than they, is starting to shout "shut up, shut up!" This usually indicates the police will be here within the next half-hour or so... unless she passes out before she makes the call.


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Jun. 18th, 2006 05:15 am (UTC)
Wow. Just... wow.
Jun. 18th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
so did they
call the police? when did things finally wind down?
and when did you get to sleep?
How is your class?
CTY starts a week from today....did some final shopping with 905 and bought paint for her room (boring old white-she can't stand the pale pink anymore!)
ilheard a fabulous "this american life" broadcast this week with julia sweeny. you can access it at www.thislife.org
it was so funny. I am planning to download some archived shows to entertain me to and from palo alto.
Jun. 19th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
Re: so did they
I haven't listened to "This American Life" for many months now. Thanx for the link, I shall check it out.

(I do occasionally download "Car Talk.")

Does painting commence before CTY, or after? Or, perhaps, during?

The police calls occur from time to time in this neighborhood, usually on the weekends, when people stay up too late, drink too much, make too much noise, and then phone in complaints against one another. In general it's just sort of amusing. The area has improved considerably over the past four or five years. Nearly all of the "druggies" who used to rent in the area have been displaced by owner-occupants, or renters who are friends or relatives of the owners, so there are few crime or violence-related calls.
Jun. 18th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
Ralph Nader? How interesting. I wonder what they think Ralph would do in Iraq . . . Jesse Ventura, well, you KNOW what they think he'd do.

Could you tell if the drunk lady was telling them to shut up because they were too loud, or because she disagreed with their politics?
Jun. 19th, 2006 01:06 am (UTC)
Actually, she disagreed with their politics. One of the soldiers said something positive about Jimmy Carter, which prompted her to cross the driveway and lean over the fence to bellow at them, "you guys are a bunch of idiots! Jimmy Carter was nothing but a stupid peanut farmer... and a peanut brain!"

The police eventually were summoned, but not until some hours later, about 1:30 a.m.; and not by the intoxicated lady, but by neighbors on the other side of the house, after one of the female guests and her male escort decided to have a "war of words" at a volume sufficient to resonate around the block.
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