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Bill the SplutPerson was signed in when posted
11-03-2004
10:55 PM ET (US)
Rationalians would probably be the "reality-based community," of which BushCo are proud non-members of. The Faith-Based/Reality-Denying group. (From an article that got a lot of comment here a coupla weeks ago--I'll try to find the link later)

New Comments Thread. Please post there.
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SteveM
11-03-2004
10:35 PM ET (US)
Hey Fistlekits, could you please explain to me who the Rationalians are. I have never heard of this expression before.
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Fistlekits
11-03-2004
10:25 PM ET (US)
The U.S. of C. actually sounds like a great idea.

I always did think that the Bush-worshippers should found a country of their own... and the Rationalians should do the same.
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LavenderGray
11-03-2004
10:23 PM ET (US)
Eminem vs. Bush:
http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cf...onID=51&ItemID=6534
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Rabbit
11-03-2004
10:03 PM ET (US)
Long live the United States of Canada! Vote Kill Kill/Byron '08!
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M3
11-03-2004
09:51 PM ET (US)
Welpers, I was going to post something to show why Billy boy shouldn't be watching CNN's site for anything, but the page has been so flooded that it's down except for members!

Basically, I saw it last night, that CNN fudged their exit poll figures. They had screen captures and some forumlas that showed that even if they had found another bunch of people AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED to vote, they would have had to drop a bunch of Kerry votes to equal the amount of boosting that Bush got in numbers. Oh, and Kerry was in the lead, till the numbers all across the board for all the states were changed to put Bush in the lead.

Rather interesting and slightly worrisome. I didn't trust CNN for anything before, but now I really wonder who we're supposed to trust... Insert Stalin quote here.
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Rabbit
11-03-2004
09:32 PM ET (US)
I know all you guys are worried about the election results, but now you can stop worrying now. Davey's faith in democracy has been restored.

Whew, for a minute there I was really scared.
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MiminaPerson was signed in when posted
11-03-2004
09:26 PM ET (US)
*claps* Finally, someone made a pic of that. Beautiful.
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Bill the SplutPerson was signed in when posted
11-03-2004
09:20 PM ET (US)
Here's the best idea I've ever seen:
http://house.style.net/usa.jpg
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SteveM
11-03-2004
06:30 PM ET (US)
Geek test, wow I am a Jedi Master. I will admit that knowing quite a few programming languages, including assembly (about 8 varieties) and machine code probably bumped me into the Jedi Master class. Add to this that I have never had anything to do with miniatures and do not own a trench coat.

I think I might go and do some binary maths.
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Lilly von Roritor
11-03-2004
05:59 PM ET (US)
See, I issued that retroactive apology yesterday afternoon because I was in a room full of lower-middle & working class American women, all of whom were voting for Bush, so that (and the polls) indicated what was about to ensue. (Well, my parents voted for Bush too, but at least I understand their reasons for doing so, even if I can't exactly agree. :::Reference here the ?Disraeli? quote about how if one is not a liberal when young, one has no heart, and if not a conservative when old, one has no head:::)

Okay, I just tried to locate that exact quote and failed, but liked this one anyway: Once at a social gathering, Gladstone said to Disraeli, "I predict, Sir, that you will die either by hanging or of some vile disease." Disraeli replied, "That all depends, sir, upon whether I embrace your principles or your mistress."

I have at least two friends who previously told me they were thinking of emigrating to NZ--Peter Jackson has a lot to answer for!--if Kerry didn't win, so now I get to try and come up with reasons to make them stay here in the US. At least neither of them are gay, which would make the argument that much more difficult now.

And on a completely ephemeral/Thanks To Our Hulky Friends In the North tangent--Ernst, thanks again for the geek quiz! I only scored in the 'casual geek' category (dang...I lost, like, 300+ points in the 'non-geek' criteria! Who knew?), but I respectfully submit the argument that I deserve at least another 50 pts. for immediately noticing that they misspelled both "Tolkien" and "Gaiman"!
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SteveM
11-03-2004
04:12 PM ET (US)
"Mimi-- I'd aim for New Zealand" - I agree, us Aussies did no better at our recent elections. We somehow put the garden gnome back into office. NZ is a really nice place anyway, especially if you like working in the city and living in a rural environment. I went there a few years ago, on business, and I was amazed at how little time it took to travel from a landscape of rolling green hills to the mayhem of the city.
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Ernst Bitterman
11-03-2004
03:12 PM ET (US)
Hey, as the electronic vote-o-matic rig-u-lators become more and more widespread, how hard do you think it will be to arrange a constitutional amendment allowing as many terms for a president as he feels like pursuing? Or, perhaps, decade-long terms? Man alive, those gizmos are a conspiracy theorist's best friend!

Mimi-- I'd aim for New Zealand: English speaking, very distant (unlike Canada), and not quite so politically chummy with the US (unlike Oz, and Canada in a complex sine-wave).
Edited 11-03-2004 03:23 PM
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MrSpaz
11-03-2004
03:02 PM ET (US)
Hmm. It just seems so odd. I don't know anyone who voted for the man. I mean, I didn't vote for Kerry (and NO, I did not vote for Nader, thank you very much; I defected from the Republican party for the Libertarians long ago), but when I was talking to people in line at my polling place, Kerry was the topic of conversation. There was one Bush voter who was in line that was obvious, mainly 'cause he pulled up in a big 'ole pickup with "Bush '04" stickers on the back. Still, my county (Orange county, FL) was basically 50/50; maybe I was just in the Kerry half. I guess the only upshot is that at least after this he'll be done for good. Unless he skips a term and tries to come back...I need to stop talking now. :)
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MiminaPerson was signed in when posted
11-03-2004
02:38 PM ET (US)
*downloading migration packs for Canada and Australia*
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NegaduckPerson was signed in when posted
11-03-2004
01:45 PM ET (US)
Either Bush wins, giving us four more years of playground bully idiocy, or Kerry wins by the electoral college again reversing the popular vote. Christ, what a day.

I guess conceding was the only thing Kerry could have done to avoid another drag-out battle like Florida 2000. It's so unlikely he'd have won anyway.

Still... CRAP. Crap on a crap cracker.
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