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11.01.2004

exercise those rights (updated)

Wow, so this is how it's gonna be? (And why my stomach hurts.)

Among the few people who didn't realize what was happening at first, they were extremely annoyed when they figured it out. "Is that Republicans over there? Yeah, it is!" said a man toward the back of the line. "They're gonna come down here and, try to try to fool us? That's not happening." Behind him, a woman added: "Un-huh, that's not right."

(Bearman link via William Gibson, but follow the Stephen Elliott one too.)

And go read the sensible thoughts of Jeff, Maud and Ed. I am comforted by the blogger army of shared unease*.

Vaguely pessimistic hope can only be rewarded with victory.

UPDATE: *It has been pointed out to me that the unease may be only mine. Ditto the pessimism. I actually feel pretty up about the whole thing, but a lifelong strategy of employing the "not getting one's hopes up only leads to pleasant surprises" principle is hard to shrug off.

REUPDATE: It's not just me, but the above stands. Let's all be shiny and happy until the ballots have flown. Good luck, America.

4 Comments:

  • At 2:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Definitely not just you. --Jeff, www.syntaxofthings.com

     
  • At 3:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Vaguely pessimistic hope sounds about right.

    My entire nation, except Alberta (our own special red-state), is getting an ulcer watching this election.

    Personally, I'm getting the underground railway ready, just in case I need to get some liberal friends out of the US after this election.

    Mr. McLaren.

     
  • At 3:41 PM , Blogger gwenda said...

    Odd you should mention the underground railroad, because for some reason I do feel like we ought to have a bag packed. And have converted our money into gold, silver and cigarettes (the currency of the road).

     
  • At 4:03 PM , Blogger Bill S. said...

    I'm hopefully dreading the election, but with no plans to take the 15 minute ride to the Canadian border, regardless of the outcome. As if Canada needs a bunch of disillusioned American liberals crowding into its bars and coffee houses.

     

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