I’m taking nothing for granted on the Kavanaugh confirmation vote Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Voting time is in flux, could be as early as 3 p.m. Eastern or as late as 5 p.m. We will have live coverage.

While it appears Kavanaugh will be confirmed now that Flake, Collins and Manchin are Yes votes, it’s ain’t over until it’s over. Will they still be Yes tomorrow afternoon?

If we have learned anything, it’s that the lunatics of #TheResistance are capable of the worst. So I’m not celebrating until the gavel hammers down tomorrow.

BUT, I am preparing.

How many of you remember our fireworks and music? I think the first time we used it was in June 2012, when Scott Walker won the Wisconsin Recall election. I wrote that it was Oh what a night:

What a night last night was.  It was as good as if not better than when Scott Brown won in January 2010.

Almost 20,000 people viewed the live feed during the 4 hours it was live.

I hope everyone enjoyed the fireworks display and music. We had fireworks firing off and exploding over the blog posts and music playing in the background, including John Philip Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Lee Greenwood singing God Bless The USA, and Kate Smith singing God Bless America.

Wait, what? How does it work?

We had custom-built an overlay of the website that, well, appears to shoot fireworks while music is playing. Imagine July 4 with the Boston Pops.

It requires that Flash be enabled, so it you have it disabled you’ll receive a prompt to enable it if you want to view the show (you don’t have to if you don’t want). We only run it for about 10 minutes, because last time it prevented some people from commenting.

A screenshot doesn’t do it justice, because you can’t see the movement of the fireworks, but here’s what it looked like when Walker won:

We used it again, and I think for the last time, in 2014 when Republicans took over the Senate:

Some readers in 2012 were not satisfied with fireworks, and wanted us to go nuclear:

Do we have nuclear capabilities? Like the Israelis, I’m not saying we do, and I’m not saying we don’t.

So tomorrow is the Kavanaugh confirmation.

I’m not over-confident, but I am prepared to launch the fireworks and music if he is confirmed. And also … the Victory Dance!

Come by the website around 3 p.m. so you are here when the voting starts and stay until the voting is over. If Kavanaugh is confirmed, we will launch.

Will we go nuclear?

We don’t comment on such matters, and never take options off the table. But if I were you, I’d wear eye and ear protection.


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