Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Bright Spot?

Excerpt from Xeni Jardin of BoingBoing fame. Read this then join Working Assets.

Four more years of a nation led by criminals. I was making coffee with one eye on CNN when the news broke, and I called my dad, a man who's spent many years fighting for good things, sometimes at great personal cost.

"Get over it," he said, "The way you feel now is exactly how I felt when Nixon won a second term -- crushed. I just couldn't believe America was that stupid. But remember what happened to Nixon that term."

"Change comes from discontent," he said. "And right now, there's a lot of discontent."

I finish pouring my coffee, and agree when my dad says what we're faced with right now is considerably more frightening than Nixon. BB pal Jim Graham IMs a few minutes later: "Yeah, and Karl Rove makes Lee Atwater look like a choir boy."
The Good News? Halliburton is Hiring. The Bad? Can You Relocate?

Iraqis ignore U.S. poll amid bloodshed:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqis traumatised by violence have barely heeded the U.S. election as a suicide bomber attacked a U.S. checkpoint near Baghdad airport and kidnappers seized five more foreigners, including an American.

After President George W. Bush clinched victory over Democratic challenger John Kerry on Wednesday, one Iraqi in a Baghdad restaurant said it was time Washington altered course in Iraq.

"We hope the American president will change his policy towards Iraq ... because Iraq is oppressed and can't remain occupied," Salem Shummari told Reuters Television.

During vote-counting earlier, many Iraqis kept their television sets tuned to Ramadan religious programmes.

"Will Kerry turn occupation into liberation? No. Has Bush kept his promises? No. Whoever wins we will be at their mercy," said Raad Fadel, selling musical instruments in Baghdad.

Gibson Sums It Up For Me

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