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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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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."

aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:07 am (UTC)
it still angers me the way the entire election had been handled. i'm wondering what would have happened had everyone's vote counted, i.e. people that they kept talking about around here on the news who's voter registration was thrown out because it had been taken by the republican party, and had been told to go away when they had showed up to vote.

and i'm sure if it happened here in portland, that it happened a lot of other places too.
aubkabob
Apr. 29th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
and i love the fact, dear, that you're a rare breed in that you will say what you believe without fear of saying it in a realm of people who believe differently.

*happy hugs*
jenniffer
Apr. 29th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
Hehe, wow, I made this comment a long time ago.

Thank you for appreciating me instead of de-friending me. Had we been discussing this in real life, I prolly woulnd't have been so direct.....I um.....would have ommited the words "the hell"....LMAO.

I love the fact that you let me have no fear of telling you what I really think....even if it's different from your opinion.
aubkabob
Feb. 17th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
the last election taught me a lot of patience when it came to dealing with others and their political beliefs. although i cannot stand our president, i could never get rid of you for the stupid reason that you had a different opinion than mine (not that your opinion is stupid, i greatly value your opinion. just saying that if i would have allowed that to upset me greatly enough to delete you, that i would have been the stupid one.)

besides, it's our differences as well as similarities that make a friendship work, no?

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