IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS  2:35 pm November 6, 2012

Oh Right We Have Just Now Decided To Have A Los Angeles Election Night Party

by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Since we will have a chat cave full of courrespondentes live-blooging tonight’s MADNESS for you, the feverishly page-refreshing Wonkadero, your Editrix has decided to take the night off and treat herself and her fellow Angelenos to Election Night beers and whatnot. THE DETAILS! Let us call it “seven p.m.,” until “11 or something,” at everyone’s favorite sports bar cum Art Deco ballroom, Busby’s East! (5364 Wilshire Blvd., (323) 525-2615.) We do not wish to hear your bitching about “parking” and “driving.” We know we live in Los Angeles. Sack the fuck up! Some beer is on us. (Also, we know there are no NBA playoffs tonight — OR ARE THERE? That is a picture from last time, dummies. GAH.)

 
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BarackMyWorld November 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Ain't no party like an election night party, cuz an election night party gets a recount.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Is that where you throw up and remember every beer you drank?

BornInATrailer November 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

When you plan ahead for sloppy seconds, your know it'll be quite a party.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Get your ass on a plane to NYC and party with real people, Trix.

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm

I second that emotion. Although some of us are still digging out of the wreckage of Sandy.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Best reason for a par-tay

Botlrokit November 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

In other words, "Fuck Nashville again".

RedStatePinko November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

By the cement pond.

AlterNewt November 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Rebecca's right. Easy drive. Right down the street from the El Rey theater. DRINK!

boskolives November 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

"everyone’s favorite sports bar cum Art Deco ballroom". Ha, bar cum Art Deco you say, res ipsa loquitur sez I.

OzoneTom November 6, 2012 at 3:35 pm

What you said, except it is missing critical punctuation "everyone’s favorite sports: bar cum, Art Deco ballroom"

ManchuCandidate November 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Karaoke! I promise not to warble "Don't Stop Believing" while tears are rolling down my face if Romboto wins.*

rickmaci November 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Hush yo mouth. Don't even think about it.

ManchuCandidate November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Very unlikely, I know. Just gallows humor at this point.

ph7 November 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Election parties always come with the promise of victory fucking, right? I mean, who goes to a victory party looking for their sister?

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

*calling up private jet*

nounverb911 November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Just borrow Mitt's he won't need it anymore after tonight.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I'm protestant, we don't do used.

commiegirl99 November 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

How do you think I got together with my ex? (HINT, I WAS HIS BOSS AND I MADE HIM DO SEX ON ME ON OBAMA ELECTION NIGHT.)

BadKitty904 November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

With votes?

commiegirl99 November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

No, silly, with his penis!

GregComlish November 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Doing one's ex is like voting. Sometimes there are regrets, but it is ultimately one's civic duty

AlterNewt November 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I wish to discuss working under you.

BarackMyWorld November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Now THAT is a great fucking boss.

Botlrokit November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Forced sex and Barry wins the White House? I just came a little thinking about it!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

On?

Ur doin' it rong.

No wonder he's an ex.

savethispatient November 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I have a similar story, except I'm self-employed…

Lascauxcaveman November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

LOLs.

RufusTFirefly November 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

You win the Internet for today!

ManchuCandidate November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I'm in the wrong business. I get the other kind of "fucked by my boss."

BTWBFDIMHO November 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

And you confess that today? I don't know if I can wait 4 more years…

ManchuCandidate November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Caligula or Angelina Jolie's brother.

Disassembly November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

I take it you've never been to an election night party in Little Rock.

elviouslyqueer November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm
Chet Kincaid_ November 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

"The KingSlayer," Ser Jaime Lannister?

Disassembly November 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Will all those 'free rides to the polls' people be volunteering as DDs?

BarackMyWorld November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Double-Ds? Of course Rebecca with be there.

MrsConclusion November 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Busby's! My band played there one night three years ago! Remember?

Goonemeritus November 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I will just sit at home with the wife who will be trying to telekinetically seduce David Gergen through our TV screen.

Disassembly November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

Let her know you can now do that with CNN's iPhone app.

glasspusher November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

She wants to see his David Gherkin?

Chet Kincaid_ November 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Wow, to each her kinks.

Andrew Drinker November 6, 2012 at 3:21 pm

It's gotta be the combover.

Lazy Media November 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Any Wonketteers in DC going out? C'mon, you can't ALL be stuck to the couch with Cheetohs dust and spooge. Where's a good Democratic bar (all of them)?

Katydid November 6, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Ha! Cheetohs dust and spooge. It's what's for breakfast for every Republican tomorrow morning.

MissusBarry November 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I'd certainly be interested in knowing about any such gathering. I've been seduced into attending a party in *barf* Georgetown, but I suspect it'll be a shit show…either in wait to get a drink, or political leanings, or both.

johnnymeatworth November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I'll be at home re-enacting the first ten minutes of Apocalypse Now….

Botlrokit November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Palin.

Shit.

I can't believe we're still talking about Palin.

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Oh, sure – do you know how hard it is to get a plane ticket to L.A. from upper Michigan on short notice – there better be some hardtime liveblogging from there, bitches…..

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Maybe DokZoom will liveblog, keepin it real West Coast style~

weejee November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Well let's see, if memory serves you take a DC3 from Iron Mountain, and after 72-teen stops you get to Billy Mitchell in Milwaukee. From there you take a shuttle to O'Hare in Chicago, but often it is faster if you walk ride the Hound from MKE to ORD. Then you fly to LAX. Heck, you're there in two, three days tops!

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

If you don't get re-routed back to Detroit first….thanks, weejee…

weejee November 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Well it's good training for that special job in Brunei.

Terry November 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

The UP? How many feet of snow do you have on the ground so far this fall?

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Hell, I've got snow and roses out my back door – it's a weird year….

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Maybe I'll head on down – LA and SF are in the same state, so they must be pretty close together, right?

glasspusher November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Yeah, I get that all the time from my (still) east coast friends. Great, you're going to be in San Diego? I'll just drive down, it's only 10 hours…

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I got that from my family; I've got a cousin (and his wife & kids) who live in San Diego, and my parents said it should be easy for me to go visit them. Um, no, not really.

glasspusher November 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Yah, back from old NJ, where I hail from, you could get to any part of that state from my location (Piscataway) in 2 hours or less. Here? More like 12.

CindynEncinitas November 6, 2012 at 3:58 pm

Don't sweat it. I'll make up the couch for you, dear. My divorce went thru… baby, baby… *bumps…grinds*

Crank_Tango November 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

So when's the next bay area barn burner now that you're in town?

MissTaken November 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Good Question!

We really should have a non-official Wonkette meetup thingy to introduce SB to you wacky and crazy people.

bobbert November 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

If you leave right now, you could be there by eight (LA traffic willing).

Right now, though.

weejee November 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

'Becca, when are you heading up for a northern pod meetup?

BigSkullF*ckingDog November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Yeah!

emmelemm November 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

You didn't just call Trix a whale, did you???

savethispatient November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Presumably she's waiting until after December 6th, so she can gay-marry her state-employed pot dealer.

weejee November 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Just in time to hear the bluez in Port Townsend just a short hop from Lascaux's cave in PA.

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Color me bemused. I, an East coast-er, had never figured Lascauxcaveman's name was based on anything 'real.'

bobbert November 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Google "Lascaux caves" for some great graffiti.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

OT: Who's got two thumbs and just voted? This fucking guy!

savethispatient November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Bethumbed Americans are one of the largest voting blocks.
The more you know.

Barbara_ November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Thanks for voting! You rock!

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

WOOOOoooOOOOOoooooooOOOOOOOOT!

Barbara_ November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

If anyone in Albuquerque wants to come over tonight I am making tacos and I have a ton of snob beer.

BadKitty904 November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, tacos!

GregComlish November 6, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Oh well looky here. Somebody sure thinks she's special with her snob beer and fancy foreign cusine and her elitist meth-addled sunbelt hellhole.

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Actually, I was thinking of coming to see ZPZ when they play there on 12/15/12. Got a sofa I can use for the night?

Barbara_ November 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Yes.

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm

So, how to arrange this? Twitter? The old CIA/KGB dead drop downtown? Passing notes through the Editrix?

I was thinking of driving up from San Diego County, staying at Flagstaff and then coming in to ALB. See the show, crash, get up and see it again in Flagstaff, then drive back home. I'd get the VIP packages so I can talk to the crew since I met them at Dweezilla last July.

Barbara_ November 6, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Email Rebecca. She knows how to find me.

bobbert November 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I'll have to do that by remote viewing from Groveland. Salut, en avant.

Mittens Howell, III November 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Sorry, can't come, I just built my election-night fort out of blankies and couch cushions.

nom nom these cheetos are cheeeeeezy!!

glasspusher November 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

You can rebuild the fort later, dear, I need those cushions for company…

prommie November 6, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Fakakta and I like to play fort with the couch cushions too. Fucking world is too harsh and wrong out there, sometimes you just need a cocoon.

Loch_Nessosaur November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

The Dems in Tampa are throwing a watch party at MOSI at 8pm. No RSVP necessary.

Botlrokit November 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I shall host a Wonkette drinking party at my house. My wife and I shall be the only one attending, though, for we live in the boondocks.

hagajim November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

So if Measure B fails will there be a big unprotected sex orgy or fapfest? Only makes sense in LA.

SayItWithWookies November 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Ohio has 18 electoral votes — so Obama better win by more than that so as to fend off the inevitable provisional count there. But if he doesn't, I can make it the party in oh, three, four days tops.

UnholyMoses November 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Well, I think I'd have a right to bitch about driving if I drove all the way from here in KC to be there.

But since the laws of physics are more widely followed than the laws about voting, I won't be there.

On the bright side: Turns out that Todd Akin isn't a legit candidate, as my brain rejected him this a.m. So I (and, hopefully, the rest of the nation will) have that going for me …

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Too appropriate: a b-ballroom setting that also hosts the NB-BA. Wonder which Beer of Kings they serve on tap.

CrunchyKnee November 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

We'll be election night irresponsible-drinking and probably smoking the (almost legal) election weed here in Denver at the usual dives near Curtis Park. Sure, we're not all LA fancy with the traffics and the crimes and the what nots, but we do have decent beer and a dork for a governor.

Andrew Drinker November 6, 2012 at 2:53 pm

If Obama wins Colorado and Gary Johnson's total percentage is beyond the margin of victory, I'm going to laugh my ass off into next week!

ttommyunger November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Sorry, Wifey has a ton of "Repo Wars" to catch up on and I've got a date on the Intertoobs with Daisy Marie…

Allmighty_Manos November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Wait, does LA get to vote for the President?

Terry November 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Naw, it's usually over before the West Coast polls close.

Chet Kincaid_ November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

If you need directions, you can ask these guys:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czLXk2ttp_M

YouBetcha November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

I refuse to attend. Being pregnant and unable to drink, I hate seeing joyful drunken revelry. Curse you all.

VeraSevera November 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm

God willed that.

YouBetcha November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

God needs to create a better system where the fetal occupant isn't such a lightweight. Or maybe the placenta can metabolize alcohol. Because SCIENCE, DAMNIT. You'd think if Darwin was right this shit would have been figured out by now.

kittensdontlie November 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Man created 'induced labor' just for situations like these.

Terry November 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm

So, are you going to name the baby Willard, regardless if it's a boy or a girl?

YouBetcha November 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm

The top names on our list are Trick, Paper, and Bracket. My fingers are crossed that Palin doesn't fake squeeze one out between now and my due date, because you just know she's going to steal one of my names.

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 3:29 pm

What about Rock, Paper, Scissors?

boskolives November 6, 2012 at 3:34 pm

If it was good enough for George, it should be good enough for you too. Also

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

I have a friend. Her first baby, she did the whole nine yards: no beer, no wine, stopped smoking, exercised, and gave birth (after 36 hours of labor) to a fourteen pound boy. By C -section.

Next time, she barely blinked an eye and had a beautiful 8 pound girl.

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Wow…that's pretty illegitimate….far out….

Noisette76 November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

BOO! I would love to be there, but have two wee munchkins who need to be abed by then… but I'll be there in spirit! Celebrating! Because there will be much to celebrate!! Right? RIGHT????

VeraSevera November 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm

SF Wonkettes at Trax on Haight St. tonight. Vera Severa in person. It's K'bama vs. Roseanne down to the wire.

P.S. Don't eat the nachos.

P.P.S. Vera is the OLD at the end of the bar with an empty martini glass….

elviouslyqueer November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Attention Memphis-area Wonketteers! I am organizing a victory drinky-poo at The Flying Saucer Draught Emporium downtown at 5pm 4pm TODAY. Because VICTORY (and beer, also, too)!

EDIT: Starting an hour earlier! Happy Hour, bitchez!

Andrew Drinker November 6, 2012 at 2:52 pm

WHO WANTS TO PARTY IN COLUMBUS? And by party, I mean go on a crazy bender while burning effigies of John Husted?

VeraSevera November 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm

No…no I don't want to party in Columbus…ever…but glad to know someone is…

SayItWithWookies November 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Gassed up and ready to go, baby! The car too.

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Already picked up the champagne as I departed the mechanic for the vote booth. I hear bubbly goes well with asparagas sandwiches~

BadKitty904 November 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm
Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Geez, and I've just been telling my Republican friends that our polling place isn't accessible by Hoverounds….guess I'll have to up my game…

Poindexter718 November 6, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Mad props for finding Designated Bloggers.
I initially thought you were contemplating posting your hawt newz whilst under the influence of alcohol, which would represent a shameful new precedent.

starfanglednut November 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Alas, I shall be in biology lab until 9:30. How boring is that?!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Yes. The. Biology. Lab.

I plan on studying anatomy around that time.

prommie November 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Philadelphia, anyone?

What about this, Drinking Liberally:
The week's events:
•Tuesday 11/6: Drinking Liberally Center City meets every Tuesday 6- 9 p.m. at the upstairs bar of Jose Pistola's, 263 S. 15th St. (between Locust and Spruce Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Someone should ask Handsome Joe if he's got any plans this eve…

iTuna November 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I'm going to be cuddled up in my girlfriend's bed, watching results and drinking heavily. None of you are invited.

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

All right – I'll be too blitzed to move, but you're all invited to me and Mrs. Toomush's place for any mad Wonketteering you want – she's downstate tonight….whee…..

Tilley November 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Spouse is out of town getting chemo treatment. Drinking after work until 8 with a friend. Then back to my cold dark house, my anxiety-riddled countenance lit only by the lurid glow of the computer. Wonkette live-bloggers and Johnny Walker, don't fail me now.

SunburntCounsel November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

I know this is horrifyingly unsnarky, but I hope chemo for the spouse, election returns, and the Johnny Walker go smoothly.
That's a lot to handle in one go.

Tilley November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Thanks — and don't even get me started on my job! Oh hell, let the drinking begin already bitchez!

Crank_Tango November 6, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Party down in the 510! Well, actually I am getting over a cold, so I will be drinking hot rum with brown sugar and butter, like every other night this past week.

MissTaken November 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

SB and I are planning to crash the Drinking Liberally Oakland shindig at the Spice Monkey Cafe tonight. Join!

I'd link to the site, but it's blocked here at work.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Here it is! And yep, we'll be crashing like with the Philly Wonkette drinky thingy:
http://livingliberally.org/drinking/chapters/CA/o

And here is the place:
http://www.spicemonkeycafe.com/

CindynEncinitas November 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I would totally go but it's Beer Week down here and Stone is going to be at the Encinitas Ale House. Plus, L.A. is vacation far, especially on a school nite. Have one in the OC! I miss Taco Mesa so bad!

commiegirl99 November 6, 2012 at 3:32 pm

The owner of Taco Mesa roofied me one night at Chat Noir. I USED to love that place. Now not so much.

cotugirl November 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Found 2(!) cans of sparkling wine in desk drawer. Election party on the train home bitches.

CindynEncinitas November 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Ooohh, drag! I guess I can scratch that place off my list. I hope the Mongolian BBQ treated you better. I miss it, too. And Cappy's.

NYNYNYjr November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Is that a picture of the Staples Center? Weird place for a party– can you drink in there?

Nostrildamus November 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

This election will be a relief to all of us. Mittens can go back to just lying to his family, again.

DixvilleCrotch November 6, 2012 at 7:27 pm

If you guys pub crawl all the way out to Rancho Cucamonga later, I'll come join you!

ph7 November 6, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Just hope you don't have to wait in line for an hour for either.

Andrew Drinker November 6, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Or wait several weeks for the results.

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Message sent.

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