November 2004


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Never underestimate the power of idiocy

Posted in Politics on November 2nd, 2004

I am disappointed in my fellow Oregonians.

With 65% of the precincts totalled, 56% percent of Oregonians have supported the ban on same-sex marriage. It amazes me that that many people in this day and age could be so completely homophobic.

That’s right, homophobic. It’s the only explanation.

This just completely pisses me off that so many people in this great state could decide that their neighbors do not deserve to be happy.

It’s so completely appropriate that the CNN map uses red to show the counties that are pro-ban. Red is the color of danger, and these counties are dangerously bigoted.

The only redeeming issue tonight is that Oregon has weighed in as a Kerry state.

Election night

Posted in Life on November 2nd, 2004

Sitting here watching the news coverage of the election results, I find myself wishing they had hired some sportscasters to be the talking heads. This whole election has taken on the feeling of a Superbowl for me, due to the polarization of the people, and having some of the more colorful spaortsacsters would make for better listening.

what to do

Posted in Politics on November 2nd, 2004

It occurs to me that in the next few days, roughly half the nation is going to be disappointed in who won the election. That’s the way these things go. One person wins, and the other goes and does something else.

It doesn’t end there, though. Not by a longshot.

Too many people only come out of hiding for the elections, and then retreat into their little shell. That doesn’t work. If the winner isn’t your choice, don’t just sit back and say “well, I didn’t vote for him!” Use the tools available to you as an American citizen to speak out about your views and desires for your Country. Contact your Representatives and your local politicians, hell, write to the Prez himself. It is not only your right as an American, it is your solemn duty.

The rest of the world refers to us as “those loudmouth Americans”. Well, be a loudmouth! Debate your position! Write letters, make phone calls, be an activist!

And whatever you do, don’t ever let me catch you moaning about how things are if you aren’t calling, writing or debating – I will not hesitate to bitch-slap you. American Democracy means you have the right and ability to tell your government how you want them to do their jobs. THEY work for YOU, so get off your ass and tell them about it.

America is no place for whiners.