Election Day! (Part 1)

On this 2016 Election Day, the plan here on Leavenworth St. is to put up a number of posts throughout the day.

Per usual, if you see anything unusual, interesting, weird or Election Day-ee, fire it over to LeavenworthSt(-at-)gmail.com. (FYI, a link in the comment section will automatically NOT post.)

But to start you off, I thought it would be fun to watch a little throwback. To when we were naive and full of gumption.

To May 2015…when your GOP Nominee, measuring the drapes…was Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Enjoy 3 minutes in the Time Machine:



More post up through the day, with maybe some predictions around 2 or 3pm. Follow EVERYTHING @LeavenworthSt on the Twitter and Leavenworth St. on The Facebook — where you’ll also get updates with every new post.

Oh, and no matter what candidate or issue wins or loses…there will be some news from Leavenworth St., no later than the end of the week…

And don’t forget to…you know…vote.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Like the Queen of England we people are sovereign. Like the Queen the sovereign is powerless. Those who hold leadership positions (not that they are “leaders” in any wise; leadership is always and only aspirational) have already betrayed us. They will do what they want, as always, smiling their pretty, patriotic lies in the halls of power near and far, in board rooms, on K Street, on Twitter. All very rational (thank you MBAs) and orderly (thank you lawyers and bureaucrats), all artfully arranged and savagely conducted (oh, thank you, political parties and your operatives. Another bowl of razor blades for breakfast? No, thanks, I’m on a diet. But I will take another glass of tears, always more than enough of those to go ’round). I used to worry about atomic destruction, but not any more. We destroy ourselves daily. How could The Bomb be any worse? The only thing left to feel today is scorn and light regard for all politics.

  2. Sparkles says:

    The most memorable Scott Walker moments, encapsulated in headlines –

    April 21, 2015, New Yorker –
    “Kochs Defend Purchase of Scott Walker”
    Sept 21, 2015, New Yorker –
    “Kochs Demand Walker Return Nine Hundred Million Dollars”

    Of course, who can forget our local ties to Wisconsin’s dimmest bulb:
    June 9, 2015, our own Deena Winter in the now defunct NE Watchdog –
    “Ricketts’ cabinet member entangled in Gov. Scott Walker controversy ”

    July 9, 2015, Chicago Sun Times –
    “Cubs’ Todd Ricketts to co-chair Scott Walker’s fundraising effort ”

    July 30, 2015, Washington Post –
    “Ricketts family gives more than $5 million to Walker super PAC”


    Sept 22, 2015 – CBS, Chicago
    “Ricketts Family Loses With Scott Walker”

  3. bynd says:

    The first step is admitting you have a problem.” Denial is a large part of addiction, and breaking through self-deception can be very difficult. Many addicts have to reach a low point before they will accept that their drug (politics) use is a serious problem in their life. This low point may be different for different people, and it could be as simple as realizing you are neglecting other hobbies, or as serious as legal trouble or divorce.

    But in today’s world it seems the only step is to point out your opponents problems. Think things will change?

    As one of the wisest men penned,

    What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.

    • Sparkles says:

      And a man who was definitely not one of the wisest, once proclaimed –
      “What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.”

      While another man, himself not wise, uttered –
      “Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?”

      And four years later, that same remarkably unwise man would declare –
      “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”

      • The Grundle King says:

        Quote Sparkles, a couple posts ago…”I also don’t hate GW.
        I’ve always thought he was a kind spirit and generally a very decent human being. He was a true champion in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa, a noble cause for which he will always be honored.”

        I understand that Bush was not an eloquent speaker…but it’s hard to square up statements like, “I also don’t hate GW” with the unprompted insults you just posted.

      • Sparkles says:


        Citing widely known Bushisms means I hate the man?
        Bit of a stretch, don’t cha think?

        Does citing Yogi Berra mean you hate him?

        And ‘unprompted’ they were not,
        Bynd was, of course, referring to me in his, ‘admitting you have a problem’, post.
        I suppose he imagines himself coy by not directly responding to me. Or, maybe he just doesn’t understand the function of ‘reply’, a distinct possibility when it comes to bynd.

        A suggestion;
        When you come to a fork in the road…

      • The Grundle King says:

        Sparkles, you’re the one who brought up Bush. No, simply quoting him doesn’t mean you hate him…but choosing to quote him (out of the blue) using THOSE quotes, it belies a certain level of ill will towards the man. Hate? Maybe not quite that level…but it doesn’t exactly jive with your earlier statements.

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