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You might recall us... Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic, the lovely couple from Wisconsin that kept the teeming masses of Kossacks up to date relative to Walker's union busting (that's disgusting!) malarkey here in the dairy state. We would often post such updates using the comic book The Fantastic Four as a literary fulcrum, and received plenty of laughs and recc's for our hard and zany work. We then disappeared into the Negative Zone of the lurker. However events warrant an election night diary.

Tonight as we enter into the final battle with the ultimate shape shifter, Mitt Romney.. the Super-Skrull, we wish to discuss a topic of great importance following Mitt's drubbing.  Follow us after the orange, thing-colored squiggly for a brief message about...

....GLOATING.

Gloating.

Making fun of those who will undoubtedly be depressed if the Skrulls fail to fare well in the election; that's what's on our minds. Read on and tell me...who's with us?

You see, we understand the nature of competition; that indeed a lot has been said and done (by the other side mostly, but us TOO!) that may well lead to the desire to share a "suck it", or a clever rejoinder, such as "It's Clobberin time!". But folks... let's think about this.

No matter how badly we defeat the Super-Skrull, or when (God help us if there are recounts, etc.,) what good will it do to be cruel to one another? I give you the following reasons to NOT GLOAT:

1) Every spiritual form has a version of the "Golden Rule"..there is a reason this is so. To be brothers and sisters in harmony...we need to be more kind to one another and let our empathy do more speaking than our magnificent egos.

2) We need to get things done in this country, more than Galactus needs to consume tasty planets. Sticking one's finger in the collective eye of the party after the Super-Skrull's plentiful drubbing will only exacerbate ill will. We Progressives have a history of late for being as petty as the folks we oppose on the right, though admittedly we know who started it. Becoming the thing (not The Thing, mind you!) you claim to NOT like is as dumb as absconding with the Silver Surfer's board.

3) Legislation will need to be crafted, passed and implemented. While we may not agree with points of policy much if ever with the skrulls, we do need to work together on to move issues such as climate change, campaign finance reform, education and taxation forward into the arena and through congress. Making the other side bitter and even MORE prone to slinging vitriol is a poor way to start.

We are no fools. And in fact may be called "Concern Trolls" (but given our record here as Kos, I hope this is not so) or a couple of Pollyannas for sharing these views here. But frankly, we do not give a moon or six-pence! For the good of our spirits, our societal sense of brotherhood and for simple and obvious need for stable, efficient governance...

....Let's all behave ourselves!!! Who is with us?

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  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    Union busting???? That's disgusting!!!

    by invisiblewoman on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 02:23:11 PM PST

  •  I remember you…er, y'all (2+ / 0-)
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    Mike Kahlow, invisiblewoman

    You were a touchstone of sanity for me during the worst of the Walker World.

    And you're absolutely right. Civilized people act in civilized ways. They show how it's done.

    One of my interests is bicycle racing (watching, not doing!). I can't tell you how many times I've seen rabid competitors (they're doping to win, for Pete's sake) pat one another on the butt or slap their back, or even hug after a race or a stage.

    It always makes me feel human to see it, and while I hadn't thought much about it—especially after an entire election season of brutal mocking of the other side—but I realized after reading your diary that I was already prepared to hang out the metaphorical "Do Not Gloat" sign in my postings.

    Unseemly would be the perfect word, I believe. Thank you for reminding me/us.

    •  Thank You (0+ / 0-)

      All things considered, Fitwalkerstan notwithstanding, WI is a great place ot live...what with Presidential visits and Springsteen and such!

      Union busting???? That's disgusting!!!

      by invisiblewoman on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:46:37 PM PST

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      •  I was a FIB for 26 years… (0+ / 0-)

        …and we did some bicyclling in WI. It was always a pleasure. I did a metric century around JVL, we did the Sugar River Trail a couple of times (lunch in New Glarus was always a delight), did Elroy-Sparta, and rode a bunch of Door County. Lettered roads in Wisconsin are great cycling roads. There's nothing like them in Illinois.

        For all that, once Labor Day rolls around, it's just a degree too far for this lad who was raised in South Florida (despite early years in Western New York of similar climate to, say, MSN).

        Now that I'm back in the Sunshine State, I've packed away my snow shovel for good, and will likely never darken Cheese Land's door again.

  •  I'll probably gloat (3+ / 0-)

    But in subtle ways.  I post music videos to my Facebook page with happy themes, etc.  I won't be all "HA HA, YOU SUCK" or anything like that.  Much.

    •  There is a petty... (0+ / 0-)

      ...side of me that is also tempted to GLOAT like a man possessed by zany madcap hyenas, but even SILENCE is probably a form of gloating.

      All I am hoping is that we can limit, not eliminate the ill will.

      Union busting???? That's disgusting!!!

      by invisiblewoman on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:48:22 PM PST

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  •  Good to see you two back! (1+ / 0-)
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    invisiblewoman

    I was here too during the recalls, but not with this name.

    Agreed on the gloating. It's really possible we'll lose the senate here in WI due to that rats-ass job of redistricting the republicans did, so any joy at electing Barack Obama and Tammy Baldwin will be tempered by the realization that we've still got a big fight on our hands.

    And anyways, my wife is on the ballot for state Assembly. I'm likely to be just a puddle when this night is over, so I don't even know if I'd have the energy to gloat.

    Well, if she wins, just a little. In private. ;-)

  •  Does Someone Really Think we are Concern Trolls? (0+ / 0-)

    ...ouch!

    Hurts worse than the Molecule Man altering the molecules in my pants to give me a mutant wedgie.

    Union busting???? That's disgusting!!!

    by invisiblewoman on Tue Nov 06, 2012 at 03:52:28 PM PST

  •  Um, ur.. (0+ / 0-)

    Fuck 'em , It's only through deep painful humiliation that they'll learn a thing.  Maybe.

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