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Aww shoot...

Nov 3, 01:28 PM · from the mouth of Jake

Well, congratulations have to go to Bryan for somehow picking the winner this year, even with all the facts going against them.

I was glad to see that we got soooo many people to go out and vote. But it’s remarkable that the same percentage of young voters (18-24) went out. Especially since they were supposedly predominantly Kerry. You’d think they would have voted, no matter who it was for.

I just hope in four years we get a real candidate, no matter what side of the fence he’s on. I really feel like we’ve been chosing the lesser of two evils forever. If it weren’t for Clinton’s charisma I could imagine (though we could be too young to fathom) that the lesser of two evils had been going back to JFK.

How come we have so many mindless sheep that follow these two parties? Can anyone answer a question like that? A week on the Internet would open so many people’s eyes to all the crap that both parties are.

Maybe Howard Dean will save us with his Scream special attack and we won’t have to deal with any bullshit going on in the government.

Another quick question, Bry, did you ever do the Appalacian trail thing. I have a vague memory of you doing that like 10 years ago?


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  1. Jim responds with:

    Yeah, I have to agree. All political flames aside, I’m very disappointed to see that we can be 99% sure of another four years of Bush.

    I wasn’t very convinced that Kerry would have saved the country, but I still just don’t feel that Bush is going to do this country any good – his track record thus far isn’t very pretty. Let’s just hope that he discovers a source of inspired brilliance and comes up with a way to clean up this mess in Iraq and with the economy.

    I’m terrified of what this could mean for our economy. If things continue to get worse, we’re in very serious trouble. I’m also scared to death of what will happen when our deficit gets so big that you can’t fit all of the zeros on the same piece of paper. Add that to the fact that we seem to be losing allies left and right and the future doesn’t look promising.

    How can we clean up a mess when we don’t have any help and when we’re just financially crippling ourselves? Security is so bad over there that only 1/9 or so of the money allocated to rebuild the infrastructure has been spent. The other portion of that money is sitting and waiting for the day when the contractors can actually do some work w/o having their heads sawed off or their equipment blown up. All the while, the zeros behind the dollar sign that we’re spending over there are just piling up and things are only getting worse.

    I just don’t see how Bush is going to fix all of this with his continued stubborn attitude of “we’re gonna fight fight fight fight and win – regardless of what anyone else thinks…”

    Anyway, I don’t want to set off any harsh feelings with the Bush camp out there. The country has spoken, and this is the answer. Let’s just hope that things don’t get much worse.

    · Nov 3, 02:08 PM
  2. Tyler responds with:

    I don’t have a lot to say here.

    I’m trying not to be a sore loser. But I am saddened. One of the most important things to me is seeing that the rest of the world likes and respects us, and doesn’t just look at the United States as a bunch of ignorant, pig-headed, narrow-minded, trigger-happy, homosexual-hating, Nascar worshiping cowboys.

    Disclaimer: The above statement is simply how I think much of the rest of the world sees us. I know plenty of intelligent, thoughtful, loving people who support Bush, and Bryan, you are one of them.

    I can’t help from being depressed though. I invested a lot in John Kerry, emotionally, and while I knew Bush would probably win, there’s been so much “Most important election of our lifetimes” talk lately, I thought he might just have a chance. I thought enough of those people said that because they wanted a change, not because they wanted to prevent one.

    In my ideal mind, it would have been nice if we could have avoided a war altogether by sending in a team of stealthy special ops to go put cyanide in Saddam and his lackeys’ drinks. But of course I know it’s not that easy. I think the world is a better place without him in power. I just hate war. And I try not to use the word “hate” often. This whole “spreading democracy throughout the world” thing bothers me. It’s not like we went to Iraq with coffee and donuts and an educational video on why democracy works. We went in there to shock and awe them and force democracy down their throats. It just reminds me of Christopher Columbus killing thousands of indigenous people and then forcing Christianity upon those left alive.

    Okay, I’m a tree-hugging, dirt-worshipping, Berkinstock-wearing, folk music-loving, granola eating hippie, and I’ve said my piece. I guess I had more to say than I thought.

    Besides, don’t you think the name John Kerry has a more presidential name? It’s got a certain ring to it, like John Quincy Adams, or Thomas Jefferson. His initials are even “JFK”. Oh well. Hillary Clinton in 2008!!

    Second disclaimer: Bryan, I love you. Even if you are a Nascar worshiping cowboy. And please feel free to join the discussion and call us all tree-hugging hippies. Love, Ty
    · Nov 3, 03:43 PM
  3. Andy responds with:

    I’m crushed.

    Like Tyler, I had a lot invested in this election. It’s true, I kinda thought Kerry was a douchebag, but still I thought he was the superior alternative to Bush. On domestic issues from education to health care to social control, Bush stands for almost everything that I don’t. So I feel like I have four more years of my ideals getting tromped on ahead of me.

    (The Iraq war is a whole other thing, since both men would have had to continue it in some way. There was no way to vote around that issue!)

    I’d like to say I’m optimistic. I know for sure that Bush DOES have the best interests of the country in mind when he makes his decisions. And he looked legitimately worried last night on TV, and I take comfort in that not because I wanted Kerry to make him feel shitty, but because I feel better knowing that our president DOES feel and express emotions. Through so many of his decisions in the last four years I’ve come to believe in Bush the phony, who says anything (and for that matter, can get away with saying the stupidest shit!) in order to benefit his corporate cronies, without thought and regard to others. The optimistic part of me hopes that he’ll prove me wrong in his 2nd term.

    People are saying that Bush won on the “values” issue. I can see why that would be, but it still pisses me off. Why liberals are so disociated from “mainstream” values is beyond me.

    But alas I’ve spilled too much. Please help me accept the fact that Dubya is our president again. Bryan, any insight into what makes him the better candidate would be much appreciated. (Sorry I bet you’re tired of being the token Republican by now! ;-) Help me see the silver lining!)

    Your token universal health care advocate,
    · Nov 3, 09:58 PM
  4. Jake responds with:

    I’m sorry Bry, but what the hell is going on with your party? Now they put off a whole bunch of budget crap till a couple days after the election so no one would consider that in their voting decisions. What the fuck are we spending all this money on? The only comparable thing I’ve ever done is played Civilization, but I thin I could run the treasury better than this…
    · Nov 4, 12:26 PM
  5. James responds with:

    This is exactly the reason why I didn’t vote
    · Nov 7, 07:37 PM
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