Friday, November 05, 2004

No Jokes yet Leno

NO Jokes yet leno

Nov. 3rd, and unlike Leno I'm not quite ready for the jokes.
I still haven't gone through all of my stages, I'm caught between pissed and even more pissed. In my living room/bedroom (I live in a studio apartment w/ my mother thanks to Bush's great economy), people asking "what happened, how did he win?"
But do we really want to know the answer, do we really want to admit that the American People voted for him because, despite attempts by everyone from Moore to Moveon.org, the people have an overwhelming trust of the Corporate Media that rules America.
We are all looking for someone to blame, and now that we are close to finding the answers, we are
running away.
Running to Canada, running away from the greatest country in the world. I can't say that I haven't thought about it, hell I've even searched for apartments in Toronto and Vancouver.
However, I've come to the realization that as an American and as a Patriot (my definition of the word, not Bush's), I am obligated to stay and fight for my country and the Democracy that makes it what it is today.
I know that things will get worse, Bush will overturn Roe V. Wade, more Jobs will be lost, and the Media will continue to be the puppets of old white men selected to rest on Capitol Hill. Things are about to turn a godforsaken color of dark grey dystopia, but soon enough Democracy will be placed back into the hands of its rightful owners; the American People.
But until then, my fellow Patriots
live on and revolutionize

from- tiffany ward

37 Comments:

At 6:00 PM, Blogger azgopbabeval said...

I think that people who refer to everything as Bush's fault need to take a look in the mirror. (lets not forget that the economy is doing better since 9/11 & the recession that was inherited from CLINTON). Perhaps if you live in a studio apartment with your mother you should be thankful that you even have a roof over your head. If you arent happy with what you have then maybe you should do something about it rather than complain. Complaining doesnt get you anywhere. I came from a dark place and I made the decision to make myself better, isn't that the true meaning of the American Dream?
Oh, and by the way, to answer your question "How did he win?" -He won because a record number of American voters turned out to re-elect him, knowing that he was the most viable candidate to run our country & lead us for the next four years.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger amy said...

I'm from rural nowhere America. Southeastern South Dakota to be exact. I was numb when I realized Bush was the winner. I was number when TOM DASCHLE lost by 6,000 votes to John Thune. I'm still numb three days later. Ignore the other person who made their comment about complaining. I'm sorry you have to live with your mother. Things will get better. Thankfully I have my own home but I'm struggling with three jobs and have thought about moving to Toronto as well. Okay so in the last 24 hours but that's only because I have a friend there but I get your general angst. There are more out there like you and I.... than the other person who was in the dark. Thank goodness David Letterman and Jon Stewart are around....and here's to four more years of great Bush moments on comedy TV. God Bless America.

 
At 8:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What exactly is your definition of patriotism? Violent protests? Bitching and moaning about losing an election? Trying to ram your socialist views down the throat of America? Looking forward to seeing more casualties in Iraq so as to use it as a tool for bashing Bush? You make me sick, you seditious bastard.

I'm wondering, just how is Bush going to overturn Roe v. Wade? Executive order? Do you even know how the judicial system works?

How do you think this system we have is unfair? It's not a democracy, and if you think it is it just shows how ill-informed you are. We use the Electoral College, not majority vote. In any event, even if it was a pure democracy, Kerry would have lost. Biggest turnout ever led to the first president to win an outright majority since the first President Bush in 1988. The American people spoke, and they said "Fuck you, Kerry!" Deal with it.

By the way, I hope I piss you off, and I'm pretty sure I do based on the responses I've been getting. I will continue to post anonymously, just like the Kerry supporter who saw fit to vandalize my car anonymously. Maybe this will make you pukes think twice before you demonstrate your tolerance anonymously again.

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's pretty silly to ask "How did Bush win?" He won because he's the first president to get a majority vote since 1998. (That's right! The liberal's beloved Clinton DID NOT get a majority vote.) The problem with the left wing right now is that they are so closed-minded that they really believe that everyone thinks like them. That's the only possible way anyone can be sitting around saying, "How could Bush win?"

If you want someone to blame, look no further than the completely defunct Democrat party. The Democrats swing SO FAR to the left now, that there is no longer a place for moderate liberals. The Democrats are FORCING all the moderate liberals to go the other way. Your post is a great example of this extreme liberalism. You spout radical opinions as if they are fact when, in fact, you need to educate yourself about America.

America, first of all, is a Federalist country. We are not a true democracy. The President (George W. Bush) is part of the executive branch while laws are made my the Legislative branch and enforced by the Judicial Branch. Thus, the President cannot simply mosey over and "overturn" Supreme Court findings.

Last but not least, how in the world could ANYONE vote for someone who says, "I voted for 87 billion before I voted against it." That sentence makes absolutely makes NO sense and is just evidence of a person who is lacking a backbone.

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger gruesome oversmiler said...

Well, I guess that the previous note kinda proves your point about the media. I have never seen better use of propaganda. A near perfect mix of Joseph Goebbels and George Orwell. There was nothing really wrong with Kerry, but give some people the right editing equiptment and a simple-minded populous and away we go. In answer to the previous note, it makes perfect sense to vote for one bill that contains funding, but not one that has the same funding but also has no-bid contracts for Haliburton tacked onto it.

I feel for you that you are being so brutally attacked, but I'm not really surprised. Especially by the guy that got his car vandalized, can't blame him for being pissed.

I understood your point that there will be as many as 4 supreme court justices to be named in this next term and that G.W. will likely pack the courts with as conservative judges as he can ram through a beaten down democratic congress ultimately resulting in the overturning of Roe vs. Wade.

I also share your sense of patriotism and thank you for it. If we all leave for other countries there will be nobody here to balance the lunacy. We all need to become more involved if we can. Maybe we can convince a tens of millions of us to move to one particular southern state, say South Carolina.

I see the whole thing as a pendulum. It will get worse before it gets better for us. I suppose that means the people that think the opposite of us have had it pretty rough for the last thirty years or so. Let's just grit our teeth and hope they don't ruin it before we can get it back.

 
At 10:18 PM, Blogger Pete said...

More jobs lost? Over 300,000 were created last month! Our unemployment rate is 5.5% - may countries would do anything have a rate that low. 5.5% is even lower than the historic unemployment rate in the US.

Don't blame Bush because you live with your mother. Until people start taking responsibility for their lives we will have too many whiners like you.

 
At 1:18 AM, Blogger django said...

I am glad to see your passionate response to the aberration to my love for the Idea called America. I am not an American nor live there any more. But I am confused to see the kind of issues which has made it possible to end this way.
I dont see any differrence between a 3 piece suited politician there who drinks wine and a nose picking balls scrathing politician in a 3rd wrold country. Both win by playing of emotive issues and polarisation of societys.

 
At 2:27 AM, Blogger Glenn Mayo said...

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At 6:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are right and the Republicans are wrong. We must not change too much. The only thing we should change is getting better at not letting our votes get stolen, as I am convinced they were both in 2000 and 2004. History will bear us out. The people who voted for Bush were often not his true supporters, just people so frightened by his obvious manipulative machinations that they were afraid to vote against him. But take heart that 55.9 million people voted for John Kerry and that is a very large number of people, even not counting the stolen votes. Remember too that Dems were all so determined not to have their votes stolen that we cast a disproportionate number of absentee ballots in order to have a paper record of our votes in the event of a recount. Well, forget recount, we never even got counted at all. The technology must be taken over and controlled by neutral hands. No more partisan Secretary of State offices like J. Kenneth Blackwell in Ohio should be allowed. Speak out and get busy fighting against this pseudo-Christian takeover. Real Christians are furious about all this power mad war-mongering. Who would Jesus bomb? But seriously, more people voted for Kerry than have ever voted for a single candidate, except GWB this time, and counties in Ohio with only 600 + voters still managed to have over 4000 votes cast for Bush. Don't ever believe it when they tell you this time it wasn't stolen. Don't hang your head in shame and don't change unless YOU want to change. Hold you head high and always be proud to be a Democrat! History will prove us right.

 
At 2:39 PM, Blogger Chess613 said...

Tiffany -

Well done post and you're absolutely right - the media has a lot to do with rural America's perception of how things are going in the USA and the world. And the GOP has purposefully made sure the media sent the right message - THEIR message. I remember Jon Steward's appearance on Crossfire and his assertion that pundits are creating the message for the GOP and spreading it around.

You should look my post (http://chess613.blogspot.com) and you'll get my assessment on how things went down and the real issues behind the GOP's domination of national politics (which they've had since 1968). By the way, I've had a 7.5% pay cut and my father still hasn't found a decent job since the economy went south. So rest assured - you're not the only one.

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger Lorenzo said...

Oowah...I'm sick of the constant whining of those who claim Mr. Bush stole this or did that. Back in 2000 you claimed he "stole" the election. I can't believe in '04 you are crying that he stole votes in this one as well; a 3 MILLION vote margin and a 51% vote count says alot more about a legitimate president. The fact is despite all the things the Dems had going for them prior to Nov. 2nd it was not enough. Why? Perhaps it was because no one actually liked John Kerry but rather used him as the "most electable" - a sad mistake. The real point was it had to be Anyone But Bush, yet as it turns out the majority (and I say Majority - not the Electoral College) voted in favor of G.W. One would think that it would be George W. Bush who would make mistakes with his speeches during the campaing, but ACTUALLY John Kerry had more stances on as many issues as Hugh Heffner has playmates. The key to this election was not people's pockets or this off-the-mark finger-pointing at job loss and outsourcing. As it turns out, people mainly voted on their moral values not on the economic or foreign policy. And when the people vote on these values there is no "fear or intimidation". When a candidate has to prove he has moral beliefs or firm convictions (as Kerry had to do with numerous tv spots) the public will write him off. Unfortunately, it is people like you who have to tune-out everything that the President has said and refuse to give him a chance. And don't say that he's had 4 years to do that, because you claim he wasn't legitimate in the first place. I believe this new term can re-establish that fact. I love this blatant ignorance of events that took place before and right after Bush took office. What did he inherit on the way in? A declining economy as the result of the dot-com bubble bursting of the 90's and the worst attack on American soil in the HEART of the ECONOMIC center of the world. I think that has alot of reprecussions on the economy even 3 years later. It's funny to hear that you would even consider moving across the border when faced with a decision you don't approve of. This duck and run method never got this country anywhere and if that's your viewpoint more power to you. The common ground that both candidates called for obviously is not given up with people who refuse to give up extremist viewpoints.

 
At 11:01 PM, Blogger phucker said...

Hey I'm not an American, but I share your disappointment in the election results (though I guess my 'furriner' opinion doesn't count for anything). But I just did a little write-up on why Bush won...well it's not on Bush, but it does go towards explaining why he won...

 
At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I can respect your opinion against Bush, I cannot respect your obvious misstatement of facts. (as it seems the Democrats are doing more and more of these days) First of all, the media is prominently Democrat-oriented, with the exception of Fox news. If you don't like O'Reilly and those types, turn to ANY of the other networks and you'll see Democrat propaganda from the anchors themselves. Case and point: NBC, the biggest network. They came after Bush with a fury during the campaign, especially on the Today show and the prime time news, which I'm guessing are the most watched. So when you say the media has failed you, do you mean they have failed to win over conservatives by their obvious propaganda? Maybe they should have been more subtle?

On the issue of jobs, Bush actually created more jobs. The democrats keep referring to an instance of lost industrial jobs, I think it was in Ohio. If you'll examine the facts, you'll see that had nothing to do with the President, but with the company. (I love how everyone blames everything on Bush, even things going on in the private sector that he has nothing to do with. For those who don't buy into this idea, it just sounds plain desperate.) The fact is, our country has been moving away from industrialism and into technology for several decades. It happens. People and technology advance, making some jobs obsolete. It sucks that people are out of work, but that's the price for progress. If a democrat had been in office at the time, that's what you would say too, except people are so desperate to pin the blame for anything and everything on Bush's shoulders.

So, in conclusion, if you want to move to Canada, no one here will stop you, except probably for your mother who is the enabler of your lifestyle. Bush's idea is that everyone pursue the American dream and be successful. He beleives in less handouts and more tax cuts, so that people who make money can keep it, and people who sit on their asses with their hands out don't rob us of our hard-earned money. Many countries have tried the socialist idea of handouts, and it obviously didn't work. A country works best when its members are all working to make it and themselves better. You are obviously not contributing to a healthy society as evidenced by your using your mother as a crutch for your lifestyle instead of going out there, starting from the bottom, and working up. We all have to do it. (most of us, anyway, including me.) So, either way, get off your ass. Either move to Canada and see how they treat you, how they take even more money out of your paycheck to pay for a shitty healthcare system, with outdated equipment, underqualified doctors, and watered-down drugs. OR stay in America and live the American dream which Bush has made possible for you.

 
At 7:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to add something else to my last comment.
Bush is NOT going to overturn Roe v. Wade, and that was a really uneducated thing to say. Even if he disagrees with it, there's no way he can do anything about it. The only type of abortion he's even addressed at all is partial-birth abortion, which, if you know the details, you'd be pretty sick to support it.

Partial-birth abortion is exactly what it says. The mother carries the baby up to full term, when she starts labor contractions. Any abortion done any time before this moment is still considered acceptable by the Bush administration. Anyway, when the mother starts labor contractions, the doctor grabs the baby's head with forceps and pulls it out of the mother, thus delivering it. He then puts the fully-formed baby's head into a vacuum that resembles those brain-sucking bugs from Starship Troopers. The exact same thing happens. He stabs the baby's head, sucks it's brain out, then discards the body in a dumpster. Please don't tell me that this should be acceptable practice in America. I understand the argument for abortion, and am actually pro-choice, but this practice goes too far into the realm of murder. A woman has NINE months to get an abortion, so partial-birth shouldn't even be an option. If the baby is delivered, (and it is) it should be placed up for adoption. Here's a little tidbit of info: a left-wing senator woman (don't remember the name) was asked, in regard to partial-birth abortion: If we can kill a baby just out of the womb, what is the statute of limitations on when we can kill it after delivery? Her answer: about a week.
I'm sorry, but does anybody else want a week-old-baby killing America?!

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

In case you were under the delusion that Bush supports our military, read this from MILITARY.COM:

Commentary: "Four More Years" and the VA
More cuts, longer waits need not be. : http://www.military.com/Opinions/0,,Scott_110404,00.html

 
At 10:22 AM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

By the way, I'm starting my own blog...it's just begun, but it will be a blog like any other since I get to blather on....but different....science, art, politics...

stop by and blog.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

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At 10:56 AM, Blogger tsidska said...

I know how you feel. I literally cried, but it was a day after the results were announced because I was numb and reeling shortly after hearing them. It's really too bad, because Kerry would have made an excellent president. Oh well. Like the rest of the liberals in America, I'll be seething in my anti-Bush t-shirt for another four years. Keep up the good work.

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

In case you were wondering if there were free and fair elections in the United States, please read the Congressional report from the 2000 election. There aren't, and there wasn't this time...

http://www.house.gov/roybal-allard/undercountreport.pdf

THIS is what the Democratic party and ALL progressives should be working to counter. The battle rages on...there is no more poll tax, but there still is no equality in vote counting.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger JCormier said...

First of all, the economy is doing better after a mild recession from Clinton and near devastation following 9/11. Second, the intelligence which the US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, and ALL OTHER UN nations were receiving made them all agree that Iraq probably had WMD, if you want proof that Iraq had terrorists, have a look now, you can argue that it's only like that because we are there, and that "it's easier to recruit because we are there" but that's completely false, and I'll tell you why: yes, we are probably pissing off some people, the Iranians in particular, who don't like us to begin with, but these people already didn't like us, we're just making them come at us a little harder than would be necessary if we were on the other side of the ocean. Read my blog if you want, this response would be way too long

 
At 5:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Y'all need to get over yourselves and support "W" and our troops.

http://www.usaloveitorleaveit.com

W is our president for four years whether you like him or not and you need to support him for those four years.

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger Hillbilly from Olive Hill, KY said...

Forget all the other crap you said in this blog the following quote says it all:
“I live in a studio apartment w/ my mother thanks to Bush's great economy” .

Shouldn’t that be:
“I live in a studio apartment w/ my mother thanks to poor decisions I or my mother have made.”

Or

“I live is a studio apartment w/ my mother thanks to my own laziness and complete lack of motivation.”

I see why you wanted Kerry to win; you were looking for a handout from welfare on the tab of the tax payers.

 
At 9:02 PM, Blogger Lorenzo said...

LOL hillbilly - good point there...

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

Ummmm, no, no we don't "need to support him." He stands against much of what I stand for, and I will always stand up for what I believe in.

By the way, isn't the assault on Falluja a "major operation?"

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Lori said...

Just curious....why do people keep holding onto Roe v. Wade as a banner for abortion rights. That situation never even resulted in an abortion ...thankfully.

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger 1hautechick said...

I completly love kerry and am so disappointed that he didn't win, but really does it make that much of a difference? trhoguht the next four years what really can change that much. yeah bush should definatly not be in office hes an idiot and i agree with like zero of his policies but it is too late to whine about it.

conclusion: so shake it off my fellow democrats we still totally rock and we know it, who else has hollywood on their side, we're totally glamourous and we're so hot i need sunglasses so share the love ya'll, no big deal, chill out a little okay! but at the same time we have to respect democrats and republicans and all work together okay! i love you all
p.s. check out my completly new blog: 1hautechck.blogspot.com

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Dr. Science said...

awwwww....hautechick made me smile...

:-)

 
At 11:38 PM, Blogger JoeyPier said...

Tiffany wrote:
I live in a studio apartment w/ my mother thanks to Bush's great economy, people asking "what happened, how did he win?"
How were you doing before Bush? At what point did your life turn to crap? First week of the administration? Is there anything that you can attribute to yourself for your condition? Any bad decisions? bad actions? Talking political shit to your coworkers? Did you park in your bosses spot?
Oh.....He won because the best that the Dems could come up with was just like some of his looser predecessors.

 
At 11:13 AM, Blogger JoeyPier said...

These comments about the news media being in the RNC's pocket are amazing! Is it possible that these comments are just parroted left wing info spread out to direct the ill informed? Or perhaps these comments are born from people that are soooooo left that they think they are at center? I stopped watching the big three and CNN because it was crystal clear that they were and are anti Republican, anti traditional values, anti conservative. Long live Fox news, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. Adios Tom Dashel.

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger CleverCynic said...

If Tiffany believes her social condition is premised on who is in the white house, she is truly in for a world of pain for the rest of her life. My entire relationship with the government for the most part has been that form in April and registering my car.

Man... get things in perspective you deusche.

 
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thanks so much, i've read each one of your comments

 
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You give me strength to carry on " Strange day or what? :-)

 
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