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Attn. Old Ed: Pleez Post Nuptial Report(13 posts)

Attn. Old Ed: Pleez Post Nuptial ReportDale Brigham
Oct 1, 2003 7:32 AM

Come on, buddy, I love a wedding, and I hear you just bought one. We need, nay, we have a right, to know all about the pre-nuptial proceedings, the blessed event, and the aftermath.

Unless you contradict my assumptions about KY weddings, I'm envisioning shotguns, jugs of XXX moonshine, bare feet, hound dogs, and gingham. Please set the record straight, Ed!

Your Fellow Traitor,

Aw, man ...OldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 8:45 AM
I still can't talk about it without weeping. It was a nightmare. She married into a damn nest of rich Texas Republicans (no kidding), horsemen and oilmen, and we (well, my wife) felt obliged to uphold Kentucky's honor by pissing away VAST amounts of money on them.

Guest count: 470. Only about 150 of those had I ever laid eyes on. Wedding itself: Cathedral in downtown Lexington. Reception: At the Kenneland Race Course Sales Pavilion (posh, posh beyond belief).

I was in the heart of the monster, my friend.

Daughter dear was lovely, and I only wept once or twice over the usual 'losing my baby' trauma. Wept many hot, bitter tears over the hitherto unthinkable 'losing my baby to rich Texas Republicans' trauma.
Just think about ...Live Steam
Oct 1, 2003 8:55 AM
the new little Republicans that will soon be pitter-pattering around the homestead on holidays! Heck maybe one of them will grow up and use his political ties to become a fine Republican representative - maybe even president, someday :O)
Oct 1, 2003 8:59 AM
The beauty and logic of my shining centrist example will no doubt counterbalance the multitudinous evils of his upbringing.
Oct 1, 2003 9:22 AM
When was the last time a centrist was elected to anything? Did a centrist ever get their way in the legislature?
Uh ...OldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 9:42 AM
Almost everyone elected to anything is a centrist. 95 percent of the things that pass legislatures end up being essentially centrist. Extremes don't do well in either American electoral politics or American legislative politics. It's just that we have a hard time recognizing centrism for what it is. It frequently LOOKS like something else, until you stand back and take the long view.
what you are vs. what you can accomplishDougSloan
Oct 1, 2003 9:53 AM
Ultimately, centrist policies may result, but that often has no relationship to particular people, as nearly all legislation is the result of compromise. Clinton was no centrist. Given free rein, we'd now have 70% income taxes, socialized medicine, no armed services except a few cruise missles to lob at someone now and then, private ownership of guns would be prohibited, and lying under oath would become the national past time instead of a crime. Luckily, the Founders devised checks and balances that prevent extremists from going too far.

So, actually I think politicians are rarely actually centrist in their beliefs. However, if they have any sense, they will accept some centrist results rather than take-it-or-leave-it extremist positions.

Nonetheless, congrats on the wedding well done. Ultimately, if the kids are happy, not much else matters, right?

Thanks. Indeed. It's all that counts. nmOldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 9:57 AM
Right on!!!! and the worst part about it...No_sprint
Oct 1, 2003 10:17 AM
Is that left to his devices, we'd have that horrendous situation not because he and others really feel it's best for the country but because it's all about that really scary and devious conspiracy to grow the ranks of the dependent and stupid aka build their voter base to put them in power.

We're all lucky Bush is the man, whether one is intelligent enough to know it or not, it doesn't matter.
Oct 1, 2003 8:57 AM
What are you, royalty? Is that how many were invited, or how many showed up? I'd hate to think you invited more. I don't think I could find 470 people to invite to a wedding unless I pulled strangers in off the street.

About those rich Texas, look at it this way--you're helping to destroy the system from within! It's so--sixties!
Read my post!OldEdScott
Oct 1, 2003 9:01 AM
I only recognized 150 people, tops! That's part of the nightmare! These people (in laws) are out of control!

I intend to burrow like a mole, as Lenin said.
Welcome to the world of family planning my friendKristin
Oct 1, 2003 9:10 AM
That's how the Republicans rose to power. Mulitudes of children. Baptists at that!! :-)
470 and I didn't get invited? I can only surmise that i didn'teyebob
Oct 2, 2003 1:17 PM
get the invite because...

a) You had enough liberals there and didn't need me
b) You had enough scotch drinkers there, and didn't need me
c) You heard about my behavior at the last Republican wedding that I was invited to and didn't want to run the risk of ruining your social status in Lexington.

Call me for the next one, huh?