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03 November 2004 @ 06:18 pm
So much for the optimistic nocturnal babblings of my cerebral cortex  
I am trying to find a silver lining. Really. At least Bush has to clean up his own record-setting deficit and his own Middle East mess (so where is Bin Laden...you know...the one who actually attacked us?) and Kerry won't look bad for failing to do so (which very well could have happened, especially with a Republican-controlled executive branch). But on the way home, I saw a lone Kerry sign against the bleak twilight landscape of the highway, and its now-seemingly-futile cheery optimism made me tear up. I had a similar reaction to the one in our front yard. I think I just need one night to get it out. I hope it will wind up better than I am fearing it will.
Current Mood: broken
necessary evilmeanjunglist on November 3rd, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
It's sad that we look to these two for the answer when in fact, the answers are within ourselves. This government is corrupt because we let it be this way. I wish the American people realized this.
That Chickmadamewoselle on November 3rd, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
We're fucked.
(Anonymous) on November 3rd, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
Not proud to be an American
I found out around 6 a.m. this morning from Pat (who stayed up until 2:30 a.m.) that Bush took Ohio. Aside from national election which makes makes me terribley depressed and frightful for what a lame duck Dick head of a president is going to do -I am really embarassed to be a resident of Ohio!!! It was not good enough to have a Protection of Marriage on the books-- the majority of Ohians felt obligated to vote for really terribley worded Constitutional ammendment. There are no words for my rage and sadness!! I was proud that I actually worked for a university that was offering benefits to same sex partners. This country is really not making any strides in any directions at correcting or recognizing the unjustices that are occurring to all groups of people. The Civil Rights movement still has long way to go!!

On that happy note..... I am going to mope.

chibivesiclechibivesicle on November 3rd, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Not proud to be an American
dude, i can understand your feelings. my brother drove down from cleveland to canton yesterday to vote at home and i cast and absentee ballot. to top it off it was the first time in decades that our county didn't pick the president. stark county is always poked and prodded for being the bellweather state for presidental elections. we are shocked that the anti-gay amendement passed 3 to 2. i think our case is "don't blame us we are from NE ohio" which always well goes democrat and liberal. hell even my home paper said don't vote for it, it is poorly worded but try telling that to the southern and western parts of ohio save for franklin country that went dem b/c of OSU and columbus the san francisco of the mw (you know with those several gay clubs and lots of offbeat avant grade things).
setupweaselsetupweasel on November 5th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
Re: Not proud to be an American
setupweaselsetupweasel on November 5th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
Re: Not proud to be an American
Wrote a song 'bout it. Like to hear it? Here it goes!
Shikgonadsandstrife on November 3rd, 2004 05:40 pm (UTC)
Viva soy revolución!!
radhardened on November 4th, 2004 06:11 am (UTC)
Not to be even more gloomy, but I don't see what impetus Bush will have to clean up the deficit or his mess in the Middle East in his second term. The majority of the American people have told him those things aren't important. I don't think the administration even views what's going on in the Middle East as a mess, so I'm not optimistic that they'll take any steps to clean things up.
lemeanie on November 4th, 2004 11:13 am (UTC)
Kerry signs have become a beacon of hope for me. I'm not taking mine down. But I am soliciting offers to move to other countries. America is in its darkest day. No one can tell me otherwise.
sinistarfithsinistarfith on November 4th, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
We don't have slavery. Or public hangings. We're not in the midst of a bloody revolution and have not yet been forced to shoot our family members over ideological differences. Aside from Texas, no states have recently threatened secession. We haven't had a presidential assassination attempt in 20 years. While fuel prices are high, there's not yet a crisis. So far, women can still vote. Nobody from the government has told me I can't write this.

So, I don't think we're in our darkest day just yet, though I share the sense of despair.