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US election fallout [Nov. 9th, 2004|09:48 pm]
Zoe
I avoided saying anything here until now, I mean we have talked it all to death at work but well just about the rest of the planet has put it their two cents/pence/whatever.

Ok first the funny bit:
Optimus Prime wins Election
very child of the 80's

Lots of maps of how people voted, and the whole Canada 2.0 thing.A very good Guardian piece by Simon Schama talking about outward and inward looking factions in the US. b0ingb0ing's roundup of thoughts. Scary posts on websites. kim_jong_il__ has started posting again, well worth a look.

I don't think the world got any safer that day, but well more people voted for him than the other guy, thats how Democracy works sometimes (yes I know all the stuff about dirtytricks and other problems but I hope if they did happen it was only in a few places, otherwise I would be double scared now). I keep telling myself 'its only four years, he cant trash the whole planet in that time', I hope I'm right.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2004-11-14 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, this was me being super serious again, whoops, it just can be very easy to label every US person as a redneck, who know very little of the world outside their own borders. I know I've done this in the past, but 99% of the US people I have met have not been like that.
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From: cerebros_vivos
2004-11-15 01:24 pm (UTC)
I agree withh your comments totally. In the past I have also snapped at people for making generalizations about Americans because I have also met many leberal-minded, tolerant and intelligent us citizens who I am proud to call friends.

The problem is, it can be hard to tell when someone is being ironic (gawd, that makes me sound like such a tw*t) or sarcastic purely through textual information.
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[User Picture]From: z303
2004-11-15 11:07 pm (UTC)
I guess as much as I hate them, this is what smileys are useful for.
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