I cannot speak for others, but I do not believe that James Comey of the FBI has used KGB hackers to plant emails in Anthony Weiner's laptop and thereby rig the election for Donald Trump, whose double is waiting in a Russian sub off Staten Island. But I keep hearing this from people and so I'll have to look into it.
Meanwhile, let us be clear that if this election is stolen from Hillary by last-minute machinations, you Republicans are in deep trouble. We lefties are not patsies who you can play footsie with. Vengeance shall be wreaked.
We are taking names and we know where you live. If Hillary loses, your hairdresser Heather (a Democrat) is going to cut your hair with pinking shears and color it mauve and trim your eyebrows to look like Bette Davis. She will massage your shoulders and press hard on a certain nerve that makes your voice squeaky and trembly.
You will drop by your favorite cafe and Hazel, a Democrat, will bring you coffee with cream though you never take cream. But absent-mindedly you will drink it and wind up staying home for 48 hours, driving the porcelain bus.
Hillary has got this election in the can, and if you and your KGB pals attempt dirty tricks — like give Democrats pens with invisible ink to mark their X’s, or jam the voting lever with wads of bubble gum, or put our ballots in the fake box full of composting worms, or hand us the trick ballot that goes blank when exposed to kryptonite — you will pay for this big-time. Do not think otherwise.
Schoolteachers, health care workers: all Democrats. No more special help for your kids having trouble with algebra, so give up any thought of college; they are headed for jobs in the hospitality industry, washing dishes, scrubbing toilets.
Your urine test at the doctor's will reveal a previously unknown strain of flesh-eating bacteria and you will wind up in long-term care, tended by —you guessed it — a woman named Carmelita, who will not take you to the toilet unless you ask her in Spanish. ("Necesito el toilet, por favor.")
Did you know that 95 percent of all psychiatrists are progressive Democrats? If Hillary loses, you will be declared mentally incapable and put under the guardianship of your lesbian daughter who hasn't spoken to you in three years. She will bring her German shepherd Namaste who stares at you relentlessly and snarls if you pick up a telephone. Good luck with that.
As you know, we in the media are totally Democratic, and when your wedding story appears in the paper, don't be surprised if the bride has a mustache and the groom's eyes are off-kilter. Your name will be misspelled and instead of "is employed as a data imaging specialist at NorCom," it will be "is currently doing time for wire fraud in a federal facility in Oklahoma."
Send us your birth announcement and we will rename it Hillary and put "Stronger Together" on the onesie.
Your wife is a Democrat, so I'd advise you not to eat home-cooked meals for maybe five or 10 years. And as for your little blue pills, your wife knows about identical little blue pills that will make a man suddenly interested in fabrics and interior decor.
I hope it does not come to this. Ours is a great country and we say let the candidate with the most votes win, but if you carpet-chewers want to play a different game, bring it on.
Microsoft and Apple have come up with a powerful whammer-jammer that, should it come to this, God forbid, will shut down the ignition of every RV and pickup truck in America and make the radio play NPR at high volume.
You will be listening to Ira Glass talk about hipster millennials and the cultural phenomenon of plaid shirts, and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it.
Garrison Keillor is an author, radio personality and weekly columnist for The Washington Post. He will be onstage Nov. 15 at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre.