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Thomas

Amen to that, brother... The current state of affairs on the election front is truly depressing indeed. What's more depressing is probably the number of people in this country who are thrilled with the way things are going in this country and happy as clams to have 4 more years of Bushit.

On another front, any chance you're going to be reinstating your .jpg comment process on your site anytime soon? I always thought it was pretty beasty... (let's just say I'm not a huge fan of TypeKey.)

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Thomas

Amen to that, brother... The current state of affairs on the election front is truly depressing indeed. What's more depressing is probably the number of people in this country who are thrilled with the way things are going in this country and happy as clams to have 4 more years of Bushit.

On another front, any chance you're going to be reinstating your .jpg comment process on your site anytime soon? I always thought it was pretty beasty... (let's just say I'm not a huge fan of TypeKey.)

best,
t

cheesebikini

Well if Russell Beattie is looking for a fight he should come to Sproul Plaza, the main square on the UC Berkeley campus, to "interact" with the punks passing out flyers there nowadays trying to convince people not to vote. But they're not the corrupt-Republican type of anti-voting advocates, they're the pseudo-anarchist completely-fed-up-with-the-system sort.

Paul

I had held out hope that Kerry would win in spite of all of the GOP tactics, but Kerry just conceded this afternoon. You were right. I'm not sure how this downward spiral can be stopped either. The GOP has managed to hijack the election process and turn it into a game. It's amazing to think that Karl Rove convinced the majority of people in Ohio that high unemployment is *less* important than a stranger getting married to someone of the same sex.

The gerrymandering in Texas is equally disturbing. They managed to gain all those seats in congress by illegal re-districting and no one is trying to stop them. If that begins spread to other states, and I don't see why it wouldn't, the GOP will continue to drift right towards a more social conservative christian fundementalist platform. I don't know that I can remain in a country like that.

I think the dems need to admit defeat and regroup, stop pointing fingers at the GOP, and over the next 4 (or maybe 8) years redefine their party. Unfortunately, I'll be in my 40s at that point, or in Canada. :)

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