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Preparing for the Worst - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Preparing for the Worst
At this point it's clear that the best we can hope for is a slim margin for Kerry in the Electoral College. Because I prefer being cautiously pessimistic, however, I'm readying myself for the outcome everyone I care about has been dreading. Part of that labor consists of whetting the blades of irony.

Why do so many Americans claim to feel safer with the Bush Administration in charge? I suppose it's because the comfort of being hated around the world seems desirable to the certainty of not knowing where people in other countries stand. That's the same principle that leads men and women to stay in marriages that make them miserable, right? Hate rules. Love is dangerous. As I recall, Dostoyevsky's Grand Inquisitor made a compelling case for the practicality of that logic.

Mode: darksome
Muse: rumbling in my mind

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masoo From: masoo Date: November 3rd, 2004 01:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Zogby called it Kerry by about 100 electoral votes. None of the states he called for Kerry have yet gone to Bush. A landslide in the electoral college is still possible.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:45 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Zogby was wrong, alas.
masoo From: masoo Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The legend of Zogby didn't last very long, did it?
slanderous From: slanderous Date: November 3rd, 2004 02:21 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
This election is making me nuts.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: November 3rd, 2004 03:44 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I understand. Nice to have you as a friend, even if I'm feeling like total shit right now. What a day...
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