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Date: 2004-11-04 20:46
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Tags:america, public, rants
Subject: Reflections on the election ruckus

(originally posted on a message board I go to after reading the posts there and being angry about what was happening there. I'm not abandoning the social experiment in my last few posts that you might be able to read if you're friended; I just felt this has to be cross-posted. It was originally directed towards US readers, hence the "Your country" reference in the last paragraph. This is a public post.)

You know what? I'm seriously fed up of people being so anti-Bush and spitting venom.

Being President isn't easy. For anybody. Presidents have feelings too, believe it or not, and when everybody comes crawling out of the woodwork to spit and hiss, it probably feels utterly dejecting and demoralising. I'm sure you know how I mean.

As a non-US citizen, and one who doesn't take a lot of interest in politics, I haven't researched enough about either Bush or Kerry to know what the real consequences of electing either one would have been. I thus have no opinion on whether Bush is going to be a good President. I equally have no opinion on whether Kerry would have made a good one. But I do have an opinion on people who go out of their way to direct hatred towards either one. It is, quite frankly, sickening and boring.

What's done is done. Your country elected a President. You have him, for better or for worse, for the next four years. There's absolutely nothing to be gained by ranting about it now. Deal with it... please?

[edited 2006-10-31: Fixing a typo.]

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My name is Greta: talking
User: 180milehug
Date: 2004-11-04 14:52 (UTC)
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Subject: (no subject)

Expecting people not to talk when they're frustrated is absurd. It doesn't work.

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linda: weird light
User: fragilehearted
Date: 2004-11-04 19:47 (UTC)
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Subject: (no subject)

well. if all your rights were much more likely to get thrown out the window, you would complain about the election too. men cannot understand how even MORE frustrating this is for women, b/c bush is out to stamp down women's rights.

& there is something that can be done as in regards to complaining. protesting can lead to discovery of voter fraud, which could lead to impeachment & conviction, & the end of bush. you never know. clinton got impeached but not convicted. maybe bush will take it a step further.

but i'm sorry you've had to hear about it. it's just really hard living in fear of rich old men telling me what to do w/ my body. & it's REALLY hard being anti-bush in texas. b/c i know lots of ppl who love him. but honestly, i do know enough about him to hate him--hell, i have been dealing w/ his misogynistic ass since fucking 1994!

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2004-11-11 08:39 (UTC)
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its not about telling you what to do with your body, because a baby(note that i did not dehumanize a baby by calling it a fetus) superceeds that bull. abortion, except in the very few life threatening cases, is just wrong. even rape. i would not be here if someone who was raped took the easy way out. the wrong of rape, incest, ect. doesnt right the wrong of abortion. shit happens in life and you just have to decide how to deal with it the best way possible, not pull the victim card and try to pretend it never happened. if someone sent you back twenty or thirty or so years and told you to tell your mother how fervently you support abortion? would you say that if your life was in anyway inconvientient to go ahead and just erase it before it began? no, you wouldnt. and if you would you got more problems than a skewed belief system. feel free to erase this, dont bother convincing me im wrong cuz i probably wont be back here.

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linda: weird light
User: fragilehearted
Date: 2004-11-11 08:54 (UTC)
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Subject: (no subject)

oh wow. anonymous commenter. grow some balls & get back to me. preferably in my own journal, so we don't have to bother ciaran here. but i don't accept anon comments, so you'll have to grow some cajones & post w/ your name, sir. & yes, i know you're a guy, b/c as a guy, you just can't fully understand. & you know you're wrong, or you'd have posted w/ your name instead of anonymously like the coward you are.

PS--yes, if my mom would have aborted me, i'd be fine w/ it. she'd probably have divorced my father, & she'd be a lot happier instead of being miserable staying w/ him for my sake. her happiness in exchange for my life? absolutely. it's selfish for me to say that keeping me was ok, if my mom could have been happy otherwise.

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the surfacer: hating you makes me all warm inside
User: the_surfacer
Date: 2004-11-04 22:19 (UTC)
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O NOEZ PEOPLE SHOULD NEVAR TALK ON THE INTARWEBNETTE ABOUT ANYTHING THAT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED BECAUSE THEY MIGHT HURT CIARAN'S THE PRESIDENT'S E-FEELINGS!!!!!!!!!111eleventy11!

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Josh
User: diji
Date: 2004-11-05 13:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

I've kept my mouth shut thus far, which is an accomplishment for me. I will sat it this way.... I understand what you say, being a president is hard work. To quote Carlos Mencia, "If you went into work and had a bad day, what happens? You teach a guy to fish and you fucking gouge his eye out. What happens if the president has a bad day? Everybody dies."

I also understand what Will is saying. To that, I would say this: Don't worry, Jerry Springer, Botox, and frivilous law suits are already proving our reputation as stupid... one more thing isn't going to help or hurt us.

I think I will leave it at that.

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Truck
User: cheesetruck
Date: 2004-11-23 11:00 (UTC)
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friended, btw (not that I read your post, just that I was going thru the demoscene interests list and you were here.)

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Sophie
User: soph
Date: 2004-11-23 11:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Cheesetruck?

Any relation to Sir Garbagetruck?

(btw, I have some tunes on Nectarine if you're interested. :D)

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Sophie
User: soph
Date: 2004-11-23 11:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

In reply to my previous comment, I see you are SGTrUck, if the link to Trebel is anything to go by.

Friended. :D

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head_bracelet
User: head_bracelet
Date: 2004-11-26 01:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

i would have to agree with you completely. i am not one to be interested in politics...being a canadian i rarely take part in reading up on american presidential bullshit but my mother is american and often informs me on the latest news. personally, i think people just like to complain...had bush made different choices hed still have people who criticized and hated him...same goes for if kerry had won this time around. being in the public eye is just asking for people to opening verballize and converse about you...and generally people are more negative about things than positive...

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User: shootingstarrrr
Date: 2004-12-25 17:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Merry Christmas, random person #46

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Sophie
User: soph
Date: 2004-12-25 18:48 (UTC)
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Merry Christmas to you too. :)

And hey, that's a pretty good idea you've got going there. I assume you're just going to random journals and saying merry Christmas? That sounds neat, heh.

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User: shootingstarrrr
Date: 2004-12-25 18:50 (UTC)
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I am indeed. 100 journals :)

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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2005-11-11 12:01 (UTC)
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grrrrrrrrrrr. indiference is wores than ignorance.

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