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Weeping and gnashing of teeth

 
 
FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:34 am
Wasn't that against narco-terrorists?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:36 am
FreeDuck wrote:
Wasn't that against narco-terrorists?


Sure, it might have been, lol. I am indeed happy to know that it's easier for a kid to get crack these days than alcohol. Alcohol kills, you know.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:37 am
I was just thinking, hilariously, that 'war on terrorism' is rather like saying 'war on war'. Ha ha ha ha. I kill me.
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:39 am
Yep, it's like f-ing for virginity, ain't it?
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:40 am
One study I would like to see: A comparison on incidences of inbreeding between the red states and blue.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 11:51 am
A toast! To the end of the US as a super power! I didn't think I'd live to see the day, but alas, it is on the horizon. After we are bankrupted by our multiple simultaneous theatres of war and our economic productivity gets trounced by that of Brazil, the EU, and China, we will again be free to be Americans. Not members of the richest most powerful country on earth. Not uninformed people with little knowledge of the rest of the world who happen to be able to vote for the government that controls do much of it. Just Americans. Poor, wacky, independent Americans.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 12:58 pm
My immediate area must've been strong Kerry supporters, 'cause everyone's way grumpy. I mean if you just look at faces -- grumpy, grumpy, grumpy. People are driving badly, aggressively. I was rushing off to a doctor's appt. from dropping off sozlet at preschool, saw another mom who I'd talked Kerry with, from across the parking lot we both shrugged hugely, shook our heads, made disgusted hand motions. I was just slouchy and grumpyand when the nurse said, "How are you?" I said, "Sick. And grumpy." She knew what I meant and said, "Oh, doesn't it absolutely suck?" She said she'd stood in line 3.5 hrs to vote. I complimented her on sticking it out and voting at the end. We commisserated a bit.

That's better than being somewhere where everyone is celebrating, I guess.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:06 pm
oh god i'm watching the concession speech
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:08 pm
Usually when I have this horrible feeling I console myself by thinking it's not the end of the world... but the stakes were so high...
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Steppenwolf
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:13 pm
For Kerry supporters, there may be a silver lining: this election could be seen as a strong statement against a certain type of prevalent and heinous discrimination.

With the re-election of President Bush, the populace has firmly indicated that S. Ct. did not go far enough in City of Cleburne v. Cleburne Living Center, Inc., 473 US 432 (1985). A change in the Executive branch would have amounted to effective discrimination against what some amici in Cleburne (such as the APA) describe as a "quasi-suspect class." Indeed, even a "compelling interest" test seems too harsh for American voters. In effect, we have declared that there is no interest great enough for our country to discriminate against this unfortunate class.
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Dookiestix
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:19 pm
I think I'm just gonna take a break from all the news in the midst of this aftermath of disgust and dispair. Spend some quality time with my 5 year old daughter. She was rooting for Kerry as well, and is so smart as to speak grammatically correct circles around the idiot savant who is getting another four years to destroy and divide this country even further.

It is a sad day for progressives, Republicans for Kerry, our troops, moderates, and America's level of intellect, which is sure to drop in the next four years.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:20 pm
I'm so sorry Kerry didn't make it. I talked to some colleagues in Berkeley, and they half-jokingly said they were going to apply for political asylum in Germany. If any one of you wants to follow their example, I'll be happy to be of help.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:24 pm
Dookie, I haven't even told my daughter yet. I'll have to. I'm not looking forward to it. Everytime she sees a picture of him she says delightedly, "Hey, that's John Kerry!!"

I liked how Kerry said he'd continue to fight.

Oh he looks so sad.
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:25 pm
Quote:
If any one of you wants to follow their example, I'll be happy to be of help.


Realistically, what are the odds of being granted a semi- or permanent visa in the EU these days? I know there will be a lot of interest coming from Americans in the following months...

Cycloptichorn
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 01:33 pm
Cycloptichorn wrote:
Realistically, what are the odds of being granted a semi- or permanent visa in the EU these days

For Americans who have a job, I understand the odds are actually pretty good. The main question seems to be when you get a visa, not if.
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FreeDuck
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 02:00 pm
Next question, how do you get a job in the EU?
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Thok
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 03:00 pm
FreeDuck wrote:
Next question, how do you get a job in the EU?


This is the first step.
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 03:34 pm
Yeah you need a job. A job or a partner. Otherwise no (long-term) visa.

How do you find one? Check the job vacancy websites, I guess ... your chances will all depend on education and experience - and which country you would like to go to.
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smog
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 04:15 pm
My turn to vent:

I'm sad right now....

I haven't gotten dressed or gone outside yet today, and I don't plan on it. I am still wearing my Kerry t-shirt; I was up until sunrise and wore it as I slept for a few hours.

I am sad.

Right now.
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squinney
 
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Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2004 04:35 pm
Too sad to even post today.

Some interesting numbers to chew on:

Percent Votes Cast comparing 2000/2004

Florida Up 25% (Floridians cast 1,392,824 more votes this year so far, than they did in 2000)

Most other states averaging increased vote casting of 14-16%

Nevada up 35%

New Mexico up 21%

Ohio up 16.5%

California DOWN 10% !!! (Bush lost 163,934 votes from 2000. Kerry lost 434,148 when compared to Gore votes in 2000)
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