Here's to Y'all!
Congratulations to all you dingbats, gullible morons, Halliburton stooges, illiterate suburban isolationists, millenarian ultranationalists, first-strike apologists, tax break enthusiasts, paranoid Big Brother ideologues, anti-Constitutionalist sheep, submonoglottal cretins, sports fans, neo-imperialist cheerleaders and others: it seems your man has won this election.
What can be done? I do think much much bad will come of it, both for America and the world, but there's one advantage to be had in a Bush win. In his second term he will be responsible for the balls he set rolling in his first term. There will be no pinning these diplomatic and policy disasters on a Kerry Administration.
So congratulations. You'll get what you asked for.
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Some of the replies:
The moral spirit of America has spoken!!!!!!! California can sink into the Pacific, The New York Times can eat a bigtime crow. The citizens are fed up with the Liberals pushing of their new fangled morals down our throats.
I was right.... I said that morals were a great part of the concern in this country. Now, perhaps God will continue to bless America. It's all over the news that the issue was the sinking of values and the word of the people for decency to return to America.
Yeah...Whopee... God Bless America !!!!!!!
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I object. It isn't over yet. We may still have the slow-motion nightmare of a Kerry win over a Republican-dominated Congress. Ohio is out, and will be out for some time, and the counties that remain out are mainly in the northeast, where people tend to vote Democratic, and where there are large numbers of unemployed.
The exit polls have revealed that the United States population suffers from extreme schizophrenia, and that Democrats and Republicans inhabit parallel universes that are completely different.
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Pretty soon our Hummers will be big and bad enuff to reach ya yellow people and ya won't be laughin then.
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--- You wrote:
In his second term he will be responsible for the balls he set rolling in his first term.
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You are less cynical than I am. You imagine the pendulum swinging back and brining the Democrats back to power. I see an inexorable shift to the right. The Democrats cannot win again unless they give up secular values.
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As you ex-pats know, all of us poor, tax-paying suburbanites love and admire George and we will support him (right or wrong) to the bitter end!! Whichever war he starts next!
In fact today in a moment of uncontrolled patriotism, I stopped by the Recruiting Officer at my Church (St. Clare's in Stone Bank) and tried to re-enlist in the Army. The Sergeant said that there might be some problem because of my age.
But I reasoned that I would be saving my country lots of $$$ by enlisting because they would be able to take advantage of my Cannoneer skills. And with the low pay that our troops receive, my pay would be even less than my Social Security check, so we'd be saving our Country a lot of additional money.
This way I would also be helping by allowing the Government to give the savings to some poor, Union led, constantly grumbling, underpaid teacher or University of Wisconsin tree-hugging professor.
US Army US 5543756
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The following pretty much sums it up.
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I'm not sure if this relates to the election outcome in some way. In any event I thought it would be of particular interest to you. From Reuters:
Updated: 5:51 a.m. ET Nov. 3, 2004
TAIPEI, Taiwan - A man leaped into a lion's den at the Taipei Zoo on Wednesday to try to convert the king of beasts to Christianity, but was bitten in the leg for his efforts.
"Jesus will save you!" shouted the 46-year-old man at two African lions lounging under a tree a few meters away.
"Come bite me!" he said with both hands raised, television footage showed.
One of the lions, a large male with a shaggy mane, bit the man in his right leg before zoo workers drove it off with water hoses and tranquilizer guns.
Newspapers said that the lions had been fed earlier in the day, otherwise the man might have been more seriously hurt ... or worse.
[D.K. judged this "of particular interest" to me because several chapters in my novel A Taipei Mutt take place in the Taipei Zoo. See:
As for relating to the election, yes, I sense this bit of Taipei news has a kind of allegorical relation to the Bush victory. But it's through a glass darkly that we see, and the precise interpretation of this "true fable" is still rather dim. --E.]
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Re: Silver Lining
Almost all the most outspoken Bush critics, even
in his own party, won huge victories in the elections.
Russ Feingold by 55%, way ahead of Kerry in Wisconsin.
Bryan Dorgan from North Dakota, who actually had a
walk-on part in Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit," won a
new term in the Senate with 75% of the vote, Barbara
Lee won with 84% in Oakland, Ron Paul (Republican
anti-imperialist from Houston) won unopposed in the
House. I suppose you know that Bush got only 15% of
the vote here in San Francisco and only 9% in D.C.
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[Also received this:]
[The map isn't all bad, I have to admit. But I submit that Jesus of Nazareth would have resented the identification. He'd have preferred being in the U.S. of C., and would have gone to Jesusland only when the time came to be crucified by the hypocrites and vipers that rule there. Regarding which, see:
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