Well past McCain/Palin territory and lurching* into McGovern/Eagleton Shriver territory.
*see what I did there?
Too right. An apposite quote from Little Miss Sunshine:
Grandpa Hoover: Let me tell ya, don't do [drugs]. When you're young, you're crazy to do that shit.
Frank: Well what about you?
Grandpa: What about me? I'm old. When you're old you're crazy not to do it.
My condolences. I lived in that "barren sandspit, unfit for human habitation*" for 20-odd years (and they were indeed odd [rimshot]) before escaping in 1995. I live in Ohio now. It ain't great, but it ain't Florida, and that's something.
*in the immortal words of Ponce de Leon
Err, aren't *all* chaps "bare-assed"? If they weren't, they'd be pants.
"(Apologies to Marilyn) "
And Shirley, too, also.
I think VW13 was talking about telemarketers, not help staff. I'm kind to both: I don't abuse help desk people for what is after all not their fault, and I hang up on telemarketers without even letting them get to the end of their introduction. Why waste their time?
This is somehow reminiscent of the 2000 Presidential election aftermath in Florida, when precincts were told to recount their ballots, but instead they just resubmitted their totals.
The debates are going to be fun!
Biden: "Mr. Ryan, your budget plan cannot work."
Ryan: "Yes it can."
Biden: "Prove it."
Ryan: "Uh, well, we haven't run the numbers yet..."
Damn you, DI, that link is gonna give me nightmares.