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Preppers: The New Prophets?

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TONIGHT is national Hobson's Choice night, and we will be mulling over the (s)election returns live.  Who will be the next C.E.O. of this bankrupt enterprise - President Obama (D-Kenya), or Governor Romney (R-Kolob)?

Out here on Long Island, we are witnessing a slowly growing crisis, the epicenter of which is a crushing gasoline shortage.  No doubt, this amounts to a disenfranchisement of a significant portion of the New York/New Jersey electorate, who will not be able to get to the polls due to lack of fuel and extremely spotty and largely non-functional public transportation.  What happens, dear listener, when the extremely densely populated, extremely Democratic metroplex stays home in large numbers?  Is it even possible that Romney might win New York when only upstate residents get to the polls?  What are the possible repercussions?  Are we headed for a replay of the 2000 election debacle?

Meanwhile, the wisdom of the "preppers" is becoming clear here on Long Island... Organic food has disappeared from the supermarket shelves, as have items like eggs and bread.  While the electricity is still out in many areas, this is *NOT* the cause of the fuel shortage (as most gas stations have power, but no gas).  Should this seemingly manufactured shortage continue on the food situation could concievably get worse.  Those lunatic, tinfoil hat wearing "preppers" have their food stored, and likely possess the weapons needed to KEEP it.

...and if only they had the requisite storage containers to hoard it en masse, they might have had gas, too.