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03 November 2004 @ 12:26 pm
Good things that happened from the election  
1. Page smacked the ever-living shit out of Tingelstad for Minnesota Supreme Court. Tingelstad is the Dominionist judge who embodies everything that is wrong with conservative legal thought.
2. Tom Daschle has been knocked out on his ass (GO SODAK!).
3. Russ Feingold, the only member of the US Senate to vote against the Patriot Act, is still a senator.
4. The Minnesota legislature has effectively evened up from a Republican majority to a party split. After years of grid-lock, we may start seeing something ACTUALLY HAPPEN.
5. The Daily Show is now slated to become the most popular and relevant fake news show in the history of media.
6. The lawsuits against Diebold are now "go" - when the CEO promises a state to a candidate and delivers it, there's plenty of room to  manuever. I'm planning on donating to the EFF as soon as I can free up some savings.

I am remarkably detached now from the results of everything that has just transpired. Personally, I think Kerry did the right thing for America by conceding the election. The House, Senate, and White House are all Republican-controlled - this means that everything that goes wrong in their court for the next four years, the Republican party has nobody to blame it on but themselves. I don't envy them that position - I'm kind of glad they're going to take it in the ass for a while.

This election has elegantly personified the great cycle of political life - one group fucks it up, one group fixes it, again and again. We are fast approaching the time when we can no longer afford to let this happen, and for that, I am grateful.

For now, I will accept my hatred as hatred, but I won't give in - if I give in to my hatred, the terrorists have already won.
la femme stygiangunn on November 3rd, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
2. Daschle was the dem. He's done a lot for Sodak in his years as Minority Leader. I was pro-Daschle. Thune isn't going to be any use for SD.
Hoc Est Qui Sumus: Du Jourdiscoflamingo on November 3rd, 2004 10:33 am (UTC)
The hard and strong will never surrender
What there is to be shrunken is first stretched out
What there is to be weakened is first made strong
Waht there is to be withdrawn is first bestowed
What there is to be beaten is first raised up

Try to wash off blood with blood - think no evil.
Angel needs no wings - just a duster & a hackysackcanth on November 3rd, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
There is something to be said for rage that spurrs action, be it personal or global.

I also am willing to acept that I simply hate those in power. I am no longer willing to bend over backwards to pretend that there is no resentment on my part. I've been through too uch in the last three years not to feel that way, and a large part of that has to do with everything this administration has (and hasn't) done since september 11th. They have insulted my intelligence and dishonored the people who died that day, and they have done so with useless rhetoric and propaganda.

Even with the frustration now hanging in the air in this state, there is no time for me to back away from this country. Yes, we are nation of fools,but that is because we are SCARED fools. A president who takes over in a time of war ususally remains in term until something else gives. That doesn't mean that the people would have wanted this person otherwise. It simply means that our nation is too scared to think in a level-headed way. When we choose to get past this fear and we realize that our government is in serious needof a readjustment, something WILL happen. I don't know what that something is. Personally, i hope this government burns to the fucking ground in that process, but if that doesn;t happen, at least I hope the balance swings back the the democrats as it always has in time.

We all know wellstone is shaking head and laughing at this country. If i wasn't so frustrated right now, I might just have to do that myself.

Angharad Elwesangharad on November 3rd, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
re number 5:
Yep. I didn't used to watch it much, but now that I can get it without cable, I'm going to be watching it much, much more.