I'm sorry, I'm trying to be a grownup about this.

I made this lovely little graphic when Bush was elected appointed 4 years ago. I whipped it out again two years ago, when Coleman and Pawlenty won in Minnesota. Today I'm depressed, and that's surely turning to rage, but I'm beyond calling Bush names. We really do need to think about the culture war, and what went wrong. I'm not yet sure what to think of Jeff Jarvis' Post-Election Peace Pledge. I think it's a good idea, an attempt at unity, but I have to crawl out of my dark place before I can go there. I've taken much solace in this BoingBoing post:

Xeni Jardin's dad
"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."

Then again, perhaps it's all a wicked promotional stunt by George Lucas.

Crystal is angry too, wanting to move toward the positive. Everytime Bush does something that harms us and our world, she wants us to remind Bush voters that this is what you voted for.

And, finally, for the truly desparate: Harper's Guide to Expatriation. Maybe better to for us northerners to just join the United States of Canada and leave the red states to be Jesusland.

Here's a nice variation from Mena Trott: Canada 2.0


November 3, 2004 at 11:58 PM in Current Affairs, Road to Democracy | Permalink


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This made me belly laugh, along with


Thank you, all the way from Australia. I sympathise.


Posted by: Wing at Nov 4, 2004 6:59:15 AM

The revolution will be blogged!

I'm wondering if you've heard of this:


Basically, its the Blog-o-sphere re-thought to best serve a democracy. Its really an interesting idea, but at the moment the only way people find out about it is word of mouth.

If you could make some type of mention of Techmocracy in your blog that would be excellent.

Otherwise, keep up the good work.

Posted by: MikeH at Nov 4, 2004 10:23:25 AM

Chuck, I think laughter helps:


Posted by: Duncan at Nov 4, 2004 12:40:27 PM

Oh yes, that will do nicely!

You put all that together?

Guess I'll say I Thank you. In a song.

Posted by: Chuck at Nov 4, 2004 12:54:14 PM

except, as i stated on my site, Alberta needs to not be included with Canada. We'll gladly give it up...although they do have oil. So the United State of Texas will surely invade it before too long. hmmm...interesting dilemma.

Posted by: lane at Nov 6, 2004 2:19:20 AM