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Sep. 9th, 2004

i've never gotten involved in politics much at all. in fact, usually, whenever someone starts talking about it, my eyes immediately glaze over and my mind starts humming 'i can't hear you i can't hear you' to the tune of 'mary had a little lamb'.

but this election.... egads. things are getting ugly and horrific. our government, from everything i read, is threatening another terrorist attack on us, if we vote for kerry. that, to me, is a threat. that, to me, makes it sound more like a dictatorship than a democracy. 'do as we tell you, or you will be smited!'

after dealing with all of the unemployment of the last few years, of dealing with dropped sales because people can't afford to go out and shop, of hearing accusation after accusation towards other countries, after seeing country after country either come to hate us, or get in trouble for assisting us...

i just want to shake everyone and scream 'THE LAST FOUR YEARS OBVIOUSLY HAVEN'T WORKED OUT!!!! IT'S TIME TO TRY SOMETHING NEW!!!!'

i mean, the definition of insanity is 'continuing the same action and expecting a different reaction', isn't it!?

grah.

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dreamrot
Sep. 9th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that
you end up being governed by your inferiors."- Plato
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:17 am (UTC)
EXCELLENT quote.
madmadhatter
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
bush make me angry. you not like me when i am angry! smash!

even ronnie reagens son thinks bush should go. wowie zowie.

just in case, does anyone know how hard it will be to gain canandian citizenship? i will be there yelling like homer "sanctuary SANCTUARY!!" if bush is elected again.
ragdoll
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:49 pm (UTC)
It's going to be hard. I'm already looking into it. You either need to be a skilled worker (not so easy) or have $300K to put into a business (even harder) or have a family member sponser you. You can find the info at: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.html
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crushdmb
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
I hate that man. I've NEVER been into politics myself, either. A few certain issues get me, but all in all it was like "eh". This year? Yeah, I'm voting. And it's not gonna be for Bush.

And it's not just the war and terrorism shit. It's more than that. Did you know he passed a bill and now doctors and pharmasicsts (sp? lol) can REFUSE to give out birth control for "moral reasons"?

Access Denied

Did I mention that I hate that man?:P
madmadhatter
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:17 pm (UTC)
sorry i get worked up over these things
yeah, what the fuck is next?

"i'm sorry but i can not prescribe insulin to you on moral grounds."

and the war on terror. not since the war on drugs has a fight against the intangible been such a smashing hit.
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crushdmb
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)
Ooh and something interesting: I was listening to Howard Stern on and the great Dave Chapelle was on. Howard asked about the election, and Dave mentioned that he had NEVER voted before, but this year he was going to vote against Bush.

A LOT of people who've never voted before are doing the same thing. Which is a good thing.
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
not that it helped us.

i still think that something went wonky at the polls. bush supporters may think that's wishful thinking, and that i'm stubborn to admit that we lost, but geez.

there had been too much out there against bush for it to be over -that- easily.

after hearing of all the local stuff that happened about how SO MANY democrats were turned away at the polls because they had registered with one of those people signing people up outside of buildings, who had been republicans. i saw on the news so many of the republicans telling press that they had been told to throw out any democrats that registered.

and i'm sure that if that happened a LOT in washington/oregon, that it happened elsewhere, too.

and wa/or even turned out to be won for kerry.
ragdoll
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC)
*high fives Aubrey for getting the point* I think I left you out of the filter that I posted under the other day (my political one) wherein I had a huge argument with this girl I know who thinks the Democrats in power will = a socialist welfare state. She's such a shithead.

ANYBODY BUT BUSH, DAMN IT!
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:11 am (UTC)
egads. if democrats were so freaking evil, then the whole u.s. would have gone to complete shite during the clinton administration.

boy, how i wish we could have billy back.
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griffxx
Sep. 9th, 2004 08:08 pm (UTC)
Side note: Nader being in the race may work for Bush.

A lot of people are voting 'against Bush' - but if enough votes split between Kerry and Nader, Bush will win.
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:10 am (UTC)
and many moons later, when we look back on all of this...

*heavy sigh*
jenniffer
Sep. 9th, 2004 08:24 pm (UTC)
I know I'm going to be in a minority here....

but...

from everything i read, is threatening another terrorist attack on us, if we vote for kerry.

Huh? Where the hell are you reading that?
griffxx
Sep. 9th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/president/2004-09-07-cheney-terror_x.htm

Speaking to supporters in Des Moines, Cheney called it "absolutely essential" that on Election Day voters "make the right choice. Because if we make the wrong choice, then the danger is that we'll get hit again, and we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating."

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white_daisies
Sep. 9th, 2004 09:08 pm (UTC)
Politics?

*runs away*
scrumbles
Sep. 9th, 2004 09:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, come on, I thought Fahrenheit 9-11 really got to you...
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a_muse_d
Sep. 9th, 2004 10:40 pm (UTC)
my sentiments exactly.
scrumbles
Sep. 9th, 2004 11:17 pm (UTC)
If Bush wins I'm moving to Portland and starting a secession movement.
thomsirveaux
Sep. 10th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
That's exactly what it means, Aub. It's fear-mongering at its most blatant. Between that and the Bush administration's chronic lying, it's a wonder there hasn't even been more of an uproar.
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:03 am (UTC)
And the sad thing is that now the election is over and the inaugural speach given, everyone seems perfectly happy to just sit back and let things happen again.

i'm happy that it took me forever to respond to these, because it's reminding me what frustrated me so much back then. i've been becoming complacent myself.

and i still feel the election was rigged.
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aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:01 am (UTC)
i was watching the presidential thingie on tv tonight while i was on lunch, and it seems like things have just gotten that much worse.

says me.

ah, well, i voted, now to wait it out again...
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