November 3, 2004

After a Long Night, Some Quiet

POST #    1387

I'm not really sure what to say. A long night of blogging the election last night/early this morning. Sadly, the outcome wasn't what I wanted. I can only hope that New York and the rest of the Northeast break off, annex Canada, and form it's own nation. While I may be able to live through four more years of Bush without much direct impact on my life, I'm worried about how policies that he implements during those four years will affect me in the 5, 10, 15, 20+ years. My only hope is that in 2006, people wake up and realize that the Republicans have too much control and vote some balance into our system of democracy.

Posted by tien mao in Politics at 7:39 AM



It horrifies me to even think what the Bush Administration might do in the next 4 years.

God (is there one?), we're screwed.

Posted by: matt at November 3, 2004 8:13 AM

let's secede from the union! hee haw!

Posted by: Nichelle at November 3, 2004 8:14 AM

when the northeast breaks off illinois is coming along. we're totally blue, in more ways than one.

Posted by: rachelleb at November 3, 2004 8:16 AM

What an embarrassment. Who are all these people who insist on voting for a violent retard? I don't know any of them. Why do they get to make such important decisions for us? I'm so happy to start my day this nauseated.

Posted by: Joclyn at November 3, 2004 8:24 AM

Maybe a Blogger Nation?

Posted by: corie at November 3, 2004 8:43 AM

i'm willing to take anyone who voted for kerry in. no bushies though. and by in, i mean to my newly formed country.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2004 9:34 AM


Posted by: corie at November 3, 2004 9:39 AM

hmm...the republic of maoland? the democratic republic of maoland. where pizza, wings, beer, tv, and dvds are king. that and no notre dame fans. i can live with yankee fans though.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2004 9:54 AM

how about the independent republic of maoland?

Posted by: corie at November 3, 2004 10:11 AM

yeah, that works too. as long as all those other things come with.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2004 10:14 AM

woah woah woah. make sure you send out a blog memo before this annex so i can pack my stuff :0)

Posted by: girlwonder at November 3, 2004 10:56 AM

Really makes you wonder... if 52% of America wants to stand behind that man, do you really want to be an American? I truly cannot be a part of this. I had to stay home sick today. Sick to my stomach.

I'm not kidding.

Posted by: Maine at November 3, 2004 11:02 AM

My thoughts exactly. This seals it - we now reside in the DSA: Divided States of America.

Posted by: Paul at November 3, 2004 12:08 PM

Quit crying bloggers . Kerry was a garbage candidate . The Dems are done ! All you hipsters and media types can cry all you want . The american people have spoken and they have said "4 more years baby !!!! "

If you listened to the news , the papers , all these stupid blogs . You would've thought GW had no chance . But the media does not represent the american people . Sure GW has some flaws , but Kerry is a puppet . The Dems are a mess .

4 more years baby !!!

If ya can't beat em , join em people ... or move to Canada ... I'll be more than happy to help you pack .

Tien ... at least your a JETS fan ... you have that to go on ...

I dig your site ... keep up the good work .

Posted by: jzak at November 3, 2004 4:28 PM

what hipsters? i'm no hipster. and i would rather have a puppet any day of the week than GW. and no, i'm not a jets fan. i'm a giants fan.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 3, 2004 5:02 PM

Jzak = Jizzbag.

How's that for "Hope you lose your job in those 4 years, BABY!!!"

Posted by: Evan at November 3, 2004 5:33 PM

Good one Evan . A little sore loser , are we ?

You'll get another chance in 4 years . As for now , How bout a bag of some SHUTTHEFUCKUP_LOSER ....

Take care Evan the shithead .

Sorry Tien ... I got Mets and Jets confused .

Posted by: jzak at November 3, 2004 6:01 PM

sounds like you get lots of things confused, jzak.

Posted by: rion at November 3, 2004 6:05 PM

Rion ,
I didn't get the election wrong , did I ? Looks to me like Bush won , and some liberals are crying their eyes out . You guys crack me up . C'mon , who's next with some stupid ass comment .

Posted by: jzak at November 3, 2004 6:12 PM

Kerry a puppet?? Where on earth did you get that idea?? Puppet controlled by whom? I thought Bush was the only puppet - obeying the strings of Karl Rove... and Jesus, and Cheney, and the Carlisle Group, and that pink elephant.

Posted by: matt at November 3, 2004 6:17 PM

Oops, my bad timing made me walk into that one!

Posted by: matt at November 3, 2004 6:18 PM

Wow! You're right- I was waiting for 2008, but maybe there's hope in 2006?

I got so fired up today not to lose hope and started

We can't give up on America!

Posted by: Heather at November 3, 2004 9:24 PM

jzak, go fuck yourself. we know bush won, so kerry supporters shouldnt be upset? im sorry if we have a passion for this country and a concern for its direction, and that seeing an idiot like bush retain the presidency is one of the greatest atrocities we'll see in our lifetimes. but what exactly is the point of you chiming in with your asinine comments? to provide substantial proof that many of bush's supporters are indeed shitheads? you're doing quite well then in that regard. feel free to come get some.

Posted by: halo | veritech pilot at November 3, 2004 11:53 PM

jzak, i believe you're confused because you easily polarize the sides that you are defining, as this administration does... you base your argument in taunts that a child uses on the playground. there is an immense split in the government that we have now. that polarization serves the current administration and you are feeding right into it.

there are complex strategic thinkers in this administration who don't use their skills to solve the problems that this country is facing -- they distract from those problems, and work to mold your opinions of the "real" problems are to build an agenda that serves their own positioning, finances and power.

the administration that we elect as an entire country are those who mold the way we live in our daily lives, and unfortunately, this administration, more than any other in the last generation or so, is heavy handed in dictating a very narrow version of "liberty" and lifestyle through policy. and any republican with a sense of history would know that is the exact opposite of what the republican party was set up to do...

from Friedman's NY Times op-ed today:

"Is it a country that does not intrude into people's sexual preferences and the marriage unions they want to make? Is it a country that allows a woman to have control over her body? Is it a country where the line between church and state bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers should be inviolate? Is it a country where religion doesn't trump science? And, most important, is it a country whose president mobilizes its deep moral energies to unite us - instead of dividing us from one another and from the world?

"... what troubled me yesterday was my feeling that this election was tipped because of an outpouring of support for George Bush by people who don't just favor different policies than I do - they favor a whole different kind of America. We don't just disagree on what America should be doing; we disagree on what America is."

you didn't get the election result wrong... bush won and we know it. but i do believe that you are confused about the difference between what America is (or was reported to be) and what the current administration is moving it towards.

Posted by: rion at November 4, 2004 11:56 AM

good lord that's a long and thoughtful comment. i'm just going to go with a "what she said!!" addition to that.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 4, 2004 12:04 PM

yes, i agree with Tien -- a long and thoughtful comment that made me re-read the Friedman op-ed. It is so disturbing that people form biases and take sides based on all these notions of republican/democrat, liberal/conservative or based on affiliations with popular news/media icons when they are all social constructions anyhow that can be controlled by who is in power. This country's a mess and at face value, compared to 4 years ago -- a big, big mess. It's not about which SIDE is going to make it better, just that things need to improve on so many fronts. Bush just doesn't seem like he's ever going to do that. If he ever does start acting with some competence, I couldn't be happier, regardless of party lines or whatnot.

Posted by: yp at November 4, 2004 12:33 PM

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