November 2004

Mencken

November 11, 2004

Here’s a great quote that was in a comment made by Oren at Pop Life. “As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the […]

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Yasser Arafat dies

November 11, 2004

I can’t explain why, but I’m kind of sad that he got ill and passed away. He’s been chairman of the PLO my entire lifetime. It’s just strange that there will he will no longer be there. I have a lot of sympathy for Palestinians. I think that the European media shows their plight much […]

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A lingering sense of loss

November 9, 2004

Here is a good article on a New Yorker’s perspective of the election results by Gersh Kuntzman from Newsweek. Excerpt: How can these Red States people cite moral values, yet ignore the immorality of a war that has caused the death of tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of people? If anyone should be beating […]

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World reactions to Bush

November 5, 2004

 Before getting to world reaction, here is a link to a post by Jamie Foxer that I think just about sums up exactly how I feel about this election (Thanks for pointing it out to me, Cliff). There is a good article at slate.msn.com describing european reaction to the re-election of Bush, ‘Brits to America: […]

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Who elected W?

November 4, 2004

According to exit polls: Vote by race and gender……….Bush………Kerry …..White Men (36%)……………..62%………..37% …..White Women (41%)………….55%………..44% …..Non-White Men (10%)………..30%………..67% …..Non-White Women (12%)…….24%………..75%Vote by Age………………………Bush………Kerry …..18-29 (17%)……………………45%………..54% …..30-44 (29%)……………………53%………..46% …..45-59 (30%)……………………51%………..48% …..60+ (24%)……………………..54%………..46% Vote by Religion…………………Bush………Kerry …..Protestant (54%)……………..59%…………40% …..Catholic (27%)………………..52%…………47% …..Jewish (3%)…………………..25%…………74% …..Other (7%)…………………….23%………..74% …..None (10%)……………………31%………..67% Most Important Issue……………Bush………Kerry …..Taxes (5%)…………………….57%…………43% …..Education (4%)………………..26%…………73% …..Iraq (15%)………………………26%…………73% …..Terrorism (19%)……………….86%………..14% […]

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OH THE HUMANITY!!!

November 4, 2004

Well, now that America is officially a religious state, I have some words of wisdom and some proposal for new laws… WORDS OF WISDOM Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, […]

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Mensch

November 2, 2004

I thought I’d take a break from ranting and share my favorite German song with you. It’s by Herbert Grönemeyer (you might remember him as the naive war correspondent in Das Boot). He lost his wife and brother to cancer in 1998 and wrote this song about his grief. You can hear the song and […]

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