Sunday

Special last edition!  On a beautiful day in La Jolla–the day on which no. 1 daughter is graduating from college, in fact–the entire Toast clan gathered at one of its all-time favorite breakfast resturants, the Cottage. Mr. Toast had Eggs La Jolla and coffee.  The rest of the clan (and also no. 1 daughter’s friend Erin) had similar awesome food because everything at the Cottage is awesome!

After 450 posts, this is a wrap.  It’s been great.

Toast: out.

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Saturday

Special edition breakfast in a foreign place: wife and self are in San Diego for no. 1 daughter’s graduation!  Breakfast, as a consequence, was a rushed affair this morning: cappuccino and a danish from Peets.

Below is an extraordinary elixir from the top of no. 1 daughter’s refrigerator.  Who new such a thing exists?

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Wednesday

Toast with apricot jam and cafe au lait.

Here are how the U.S. Senate candidates did in the election, sorted from best to worst:

Candidates with about 1%

Karen (“S.A.V.E.”) Roseberry

Massie (“mind control slavery”) Monroe

President Christina Grappo

Less than 1%

Ling Ling (“10 giant chaos”) Shi

Jason (“1011001…”) Hanania

Paul (“Meritt”) Merritt

Don (“Americanism”) Grunmann

With 94% of the results counted, Karen Roseberry beat one of the three so-called major Republican candidates, former GOP Chair Ron Unz, and Massie Munroe finished within a few thousand votes of him.  Nearly 60,000 Californians stood with Ms. Munroe against mind control slavery!  Together our candidates received over 4% of the votes, more than a second major GOP candidate, Tom Del Beccaro.  The top GOP candidate, Duf Sundheim, got a little under twice their votes, or about 8%.  But, of course, there are many more minor candidates–about 30.  All the minor ones combined swamped the GOP’s best.

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Monday

Toast with apricot jam and cafe au lait.

We conclude our review of U.S. Senate candidates with Herbert G. Peters, who offers a history lesson, lots of sentence fragments, and idiosyncratic punctuation:

“Andrew Jackson Democrat. Our first 70 years; our country grew and flourished. We had no income tax. Motto: Manifest Destiny. Democrat Presidents; were most wise: Andrew Jackson balanced budget seven of eight years. Franklin Pierce vetoed a federal welfare bill. To reverse downward spiral of last 118 years: balance our budget, resist war, reduce costs, reduce taxes, repeal welfare and minimum wage so all can find jobs. Churches and Charities help needful. Reduce opression: replace income tax with sales tax. Goal: better life for all.”

Imagine Thanksgiving with Uncle Herb, explaining once again how replacing the income tax with a sales tax will reduce oppression.

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Friday & Saturday

Cranberry-walnut toast with butter and cafe au lait. Both days.

U.S. Senate candidate Ling Ling Shi is a person of few words, and I have taken the liberty of arranging his or her candidate statement into free verse:

Ten Giant Chaos

Run

For God’s Heart 

And America’s Freedom 

Challenge 10 giant chaos 

in economy and 

economy-related sectors.

Here are a few other very short statements:

From Jason Hanania, who is apparently going for the tech vote: “01100101.”

From Karen Roseberry, a cryptic acronym: “S.A.V.E. the future!”

From Don J. Grunmann, a Public Enemy fan: “Fight-the-power.org”

And, last but not least, from Jerry J. Laws, two words that presumably sum up his platform or character: “Constitutionalist. Americanism.”

I wonder whether all states have such colorful candidates. It would make a great documentary.

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Thursday

Toast with apricot jam and cafe au lait.

The first thing to note about today’s U.S. Senate candidate is her name: President Christina Grappo.  Do her friends call her President or Christina?  It reminds me of the Lake Wobegon resident Senator K. Thorvaldson.  Here is her entire statement, verbatim: “My education & expertise merits this prolific occupation in order to represent California, as United Senator.  I hold a Democratic Party platform with key issues for gun control, human trafficing, balancing the national deficit, and foreign policy initiatives. I am mainstream Facebook in social media!  My core values drive America!”

Okay, now read it again, slowly.

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