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Do the math.

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Gee, I absolutely could never have seen this one coming, on the day after the election:

Boeing Announces Big Layoffs in Defense Division

So, Obama voters, you planned to take a slice of the producer’s pie, without making any pie yourselves.  What happens when you try that?

Ten percent of nothin’ is, let me do the math here… nothin’ and a nothin’, carry the nothin’…

– Jayne Cobb

 

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Whither the Republic

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Quick thoughts on the fiasco:

Those who voted for four more years of this will get exactly what they want, and what they deserve.  Unfortunately, we will be riding the downside shit roller-coaster with them.  Also, they will never learn from the consequences of their actions.  By voting the way they did, by definition they are incapable of understanding cause-and-effect.

My Tarot reading was completely FNORD.  Note to self: do not do divination for self when you are seriously interested in the outcome.  “Expectation bias” was in full play, and my reading was just as far off as it was four years ago.  (Perhaps I should do divination in the stock market and buy the opposite of everything I think I should – I’d make a fortune.)

It’s going to get ugly.

What are the alternatives?  Go Galt?  Hunker down and follow Harry Browne’s “How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World?”  Gird the loins and re-enter the fray to fight for what we believe in?   All or some of the above?

What are your thoughts, dear readers?

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Here’s my call …

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Romney 321, Obama 217.  Click on the link to see my take on the interactive map.

I think Illinois will be close, but for Obama.  Romney will make it a close one in Pennsylvania, but I think Obama edges him there.  Harry Reid’s machine in Nevada will push that state into Obama’s column, despite Romney’s good numbers there.  But I think Romney takes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and Ohio.

Of course, your mileage may vary.

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Your Wiccapundit’s 2012 Election Tarot reading

Monday, November 5th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Four years ago, I prepared a Tarot reading in advance of the 2008 election.  My reading indicated that John McCain would eke out a win against Obama.  In retrospect, that reading was contaminated with “expectation bias”  and “wishcasting” that tainted the divination.

My reading for this election is much more sanguine.  I trust that the results will be in the hands of the Gods; those of us on this plane have done what we can do, and I am OK with where we are.

Thus, here is the reading.  It is a non-traditional spread; nine cards in three rows of three from left to right and top to bottom.  The descriptions of the cards are from the Robin Wood Tarot, which is the deck I used.  This is not my normal divination deck, but it is the one I had at hand.  My query was a general one regarding the state of the election, not a request for revelation of a specific outcome.  The analysis following is mine.

First Row:

Three of Swords (reversed) –  Sorrow, Loss, Emotional Pain

Two of Cups  (reversed) – Loss of Balance, Love Becoming  Hate & Misunderstanding

The Empress (reversed) – Lack of Satisfaction

Second Row:

Nine of Wands (reversed) – Obstacles, Problems

Eight of Wands – Swift Activity, Hope

Temperance – Moderate Lifestyle; Frugal Management of Means

Third Row:

Page of Cups (reversed) – Deception, An Unpleasant Surprise

The Emperor (reversed) – Weakness of Character, Megalomania

Nine of Pentacles – Accomplishment, Safety, Material Comfort

I generally try to read in an organic fashion, meaning that I try to find a divinatory conclusion that incorporates all elements of the cards presented.

The first row of cards symbolizes the sorrow, loss, and emotional pain that flowed from Obama’s unrequited promise to “rise above politics” and to unite Americans.  For those who believed in the “hope and change” rhetoric, their love turned to hate and misunderstanding, even among his most avid supporters.  This lead to a deep lack of satisfaction that mirrored what those of whose who didn’t vote for Obama felt.

The second row symbolizes the obstacles that are being addressed by swift action and hope (real hope!) flowing from a man who is truly a man of moderate lifestyle and frugal management of means (can you say Mormon, anyone?).

In the third row, the deception perpetuated on the American people (by Obama the cipher, aided by a compliant media) which was evidenced by a weakness of character and megalomania (“I won, Eric”; and giving softball interviews on entertainment shows) ultimately gives way to the safety and material comfort that Americans can create for themselves under the stewardship of a man of accomplishment who replaces a Potemkin man of smoke and mirrors.

I read this as confirming my growing feeling over the past few days that this election will result in Mitt Romney being elected as the 45th President of the United States, and that it will not be close.  I last felt this way during the few days prior to Ronald Reagan’s victory over Jimmy Carter.  Deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say.

I shuffled the deck again with one specific query in mind: will Mitt Romney accrue more than 300 Electoral College votes?  I drew one card, which was the Ace of Pentacles.  This card carries the following meanings: pure contentment, attainment, prosperity, bright prospects.  Answer: Yes, Mitt Romney will get more than 300 Electoral votes.

So, there it is, Dear Readers.  Your Wiccapundit has put himself out on the line.  Time will tell whether my reading was an accurate one.

 

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Can you smell what the electorate is cooking?

Monday, November 5th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Bob Krumm brings the heat, written as a retrospective from tomorrow talking about how the Electoral shellacking Obama took came about.  As Captain Picard would say: “Make it so.”

The scenarios: Gallup electorate poll is right

 

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Vote: Not for revenge; for a reckoning

Monday, November 5th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix.  Roman general and statesman.

His epitaph reads: “No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full.”  I humbly suggest that tomorrow, the American electorate will repay Barack Hussein Obama in full.  He will lose in a landslide, the Republicans will pick up House seats, and will take control of the Senate.  To quote Yul Brynner in The Ten Commandments: “So let it be written.  So let it be done.”

 

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UPDATE: Roll Crimson Tide, Roll

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

That roaring sound you hear?  It’s the sound of the groundswell that will turn Obama out of office.   Here is the latest UnSkewed Polls projection:

Tomorrow I’ll be posting my tarot reading of the impending election.  Stay tuned.

 

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Please, please, let it be so…

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

– Wiccapundit

One can only hope:

Mitt Romney 52 percent 342 electoral votes projected at UnSkewedPolls.com

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