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

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

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

    • BornInATrailer

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

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

    • Esteev

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

  • Botlrokit

    In other words, "Fuck Nashville again".

  • AlterNewt

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

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

      • OzoneTom

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

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

    • rickmaci

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

  • ph7

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

    • *calling up private jet*

      • nounverb911

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

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

    • commiegirl99

      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

        With votes?

        • commiegirl99

          No, silly, with his penis!

          • GregComlish

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

          • ph7

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

          • Or wait several weeks for the results.

          • AlterNewt

            I wish to discuss working under you.

      • BarackMyWorld

        Now THAT is a great fucking boss.

        • Botlrokit

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

      • On?

        Ur doin' it rong.

        No wonder he's an ex.

      • savethispatient

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

        • Lascauxcaveman


        • You win the Internet for today!

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


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

    • Caligula or Angelina Jolie's brother.

    • Disassembly

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

    • elviouslyqueer
    • "The KingSlayer," Ser Jaime Lannister?

  • Disassembly

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

    • BarackMyWorld

      Double-Ds? Of course Rebecca with be there.

  • MrsConclusion

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

  • Goonemeritus

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

    • Disassembly

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

    • glasspusher

      She wants to see his David Gherkin?

    • Wow, to each her kinks.

    • It's gotta be the combover.

  • Lazy Media

    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

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

    • MissusBarry

      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

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

    • Botlrokit



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

  • Toomush_Infer

    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…..

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

    • 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

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

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

    • Terry

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

      • Toomush_Infer

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

  • SorosBot

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

    • glasspusher

      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

        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

          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

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

    • Crank_Tango

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

      • MissTaken

        Good Question!

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

    • bobbert

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

      Right now, though.

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

    • BigSkullF*ckingDog


    • emmelemm


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

    • savethispatient

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

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

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

          • bobbert

            Google "Lascaux caves" for some great graffiti.

  • natl_[redacted]_cmdr

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

    • savethispatient

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

    • Barbara_

      Thanks for voting! You rock!

      • natl_[redacted]_cmdr


  • Barbara_

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

    • BadKitty904

      Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, tacos!

    • GregComlish

      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

      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_


        • Steverino247

          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_

            Email Rebecca. She knows how to find me.

          • Steverino247

            Message sent.

    • bobbert

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

  • Mittens Howell, III

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

    nom nom these cheetos are cheeeeeezy!!

    • glasspusher

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

    • prommie

      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

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

  • Botlrokit

    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

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

  • 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

    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 …

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

  • CrunchyKnee

    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.

    • 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

    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

    Wait, does LA get to vote for the President?

    • Terry

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

  • If you need directions, you can ask these guys:

  • YouBetcha

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

    • VeraSevera

      God willed that.

      • YouBetcha

        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

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

    • Terry

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

      • YouBetcha

        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

          What about Rock, Paper, Scissors?

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

    • 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

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

  • Noisette76

    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

    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

    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!

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

    • VeraSevera

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

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

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

  • BadKitty904
    • Toomush_Infer

      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

    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.

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

    • Yes. The. Biology. Lab.

      I plan on studying anatomy around that time.

  • prommie

    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.

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

  • iTuna

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

  • Toomush_Infer

    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

    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

      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

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

  • Crank_Tango

    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.

  • CindynEncinitas

    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

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

  • cotugirl

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

  • CindynEncinitas

    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

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

  • Nostrildamus

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

  • DixvilleCrotch

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

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