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October 08, 2004, 10:04:25 AM
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I think tonights debate will be interesting, especially to see if the Shrub camp changes their strategy (read mantra) tonight. Also to see if the additional time to prep will help Shrub at all.

I am looking forward to watching Shrub go down in flames yet again!

But as for the 3rd, well that one will just make my life hell. Its in will be held at Arizona State University, in a beautiful building that happens to be not 5 minute, and 2.2 miles from my office. Meaning the traffic will be insane! It will be worse then when it is just the president in town. They already have big signs up that there may even be road closures in the area. What I would like to know is, WHAT ABOUT US SCHMUCKS WHO HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE VENUE???? And to be honest the traffic here is already bad enough.... I know not compared to LA, BUT the problem here is that there are SOOOOO many ridiculously expensive cars  with drivers, dead from the neck up, on cell phones, with a "ME FIRST" mentality, who seem to have forgotten (or just plain ignore) that OTHER PEOPLE EXIST!!  :o

I actually had some Yokle, pull up next to me in a HUGE Ford F150, with raised suspension, and tracker size tires (gee compensating for something? ), who honked to get my attention just to flip me the bird because of my 6 (SIX) liberal democratic bumper stickers. And when he pulls ahead in his lane, staisfied that he has told me where to put my opinions (as if he could EVER silence me) what sticker is on his truck?
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"I\'m from TEXAS, what country are you from?"[/glb]

Just goes to show Texans are SO DUMB they think they are a country, not a state! ::)

Beatnik 8)
Doing my part to piss off the right wing of anything!
« Last Edit: October 08, 2004, 10:06:30 AM by Beatnik »


October 08, 2004, 11:12:18 AM
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i\'m hoping Kerry will pull out all the stops tonight because the format tonight is one in which Bush usually shines.  he\'s just so "folksy" ya know... hopefully there will be enough really sharp questions that he will forget his scripted responses and fluster into flames.

we\'re having my mom & stepdad over for the fun - tacos, margaritas, family tv time - it should be a gas.  i\'m just hoping my pop won\'t throw his taco at Bush - greasy tv screens are a pain!

anyone who\'s gonna be in SF tomorrow - there is an Art Expo at Lennon Recording Studios 2p-8p - they\'re pushing for an end to the Shrub too, so naturally my political pieces will part of the art show.  some really great live music is lined up, plus there\'ll be food and drink, so at $10 a head it\'s one of the best deals in the bay area for a fun time.

http://www.lennonstudios.com/artexpo.html
« Last Edit: October 08, 2004, 11:13:07 AM by gkg »
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October 08, 2004, 11:37:06 AM
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they make these cool motorized transports that go through the air - you could try one of those... they go faster.  unless i\'m driving.   ;D

come on over - and you better believe you are cleaning up - the man spills enough without a food tossing contest!

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October 08, 2004, 04:45:24 PM
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Bush hopes to rebound in second debate (Article Link~ http://newsobserver.com/24hour/politics/story/1720806p-9533592c.html

*lifts tray of assorted pastry* Ok, this is my contribution to Democracies calories in action Darlins. :)

This should be an interesting night indeed. ;)

Beatnik, you poor thing. (((HUGS))) I drive a 1988 Mazda pickup. The large trucks, like the Ford F150 you encountered, make my ride look like a "Hot Wheel\'s" toy.

As for the flipping of the bird in traffic; I have found a sure fire way to piss off the flipper , rather than just suffering through as the flipee! ;)

Applaud and throw kisses!

I swear it works wonders. (If your good at driving with your knee that is. If not, just throw kisses with one hand as you steer. ;) )

Most people that throw a bird will watch to see the reaction of their victim.  Their already po\'d, so when you don\'t react like they expect you to; i.e. all flustered and upset, etc... but instead smile your brightest, and throw kisses and/or applaud, they\'ll go through their own roof with outrage!  ;D

I did this in response to a woman in Tampa , after she insisted on following me for miles, while repeatedly hitting her horn so as to reinterate she had a third finger. (we\'re talking bumper to bumper A.M. traffic here).  
All the while she was birding, I was throwing kisses, smiling, and applauding. OMG, she was incensed and finally gave up her pursuit and trying to get me upset, when she nearly rear ended another car. :o

I pitied the first person she encountered at her destination, (if she actually arrived given her state of mind), that said, "Good Morning!" , after that.

Just thought I\'d share that little tidbit to help you with a solution to the next bird brain you may encounter. ;)
« Last Edit: October 08, 2004, 04:46:13 PM by Ocean »


October 10, 2004, 01:07:22 PM
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Ocean, thanks so much! For some reasion that never occured to me. But I am sure that during the next few days, as I WILL be sitting in more traffic, that I will have the opportunity to use your suggestion! And I will report back the results! :o

gkg - I believe that Kerry did pull out the stops, and that Shub was only marginally better behaved then the 1st debate. ::)

I believe the 3rd will be his campaigns death knell. ::)

I am struck by a newly relaesed song by Greenday:

"American Idiot" - "One Nation controlled by the media, in the age of paranoia" it also mentios a "red neck agenda" - sounds like Fox News to me!! Everytime I hear this song, it seems to me more and more an anthem for what this country has turned into. Especially played up by the Bush/Cheney camp who\'s mantra is "fear, fear, fear".  :-X

Well, ladies, unforunately I have brought home work, so I had best get started...... I owe, I owe, so it\'s off to work I go.... :-[
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October 11, 2004, 10:52:37 AM
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is it just me or did Bush channel some sort of turkey or rooster during half the debate - his head kept bobbing forward and back like some demented fowl.

fingers crossed that tomorrow will really blow the show wide open... i wasn\'t fully hyped by Friday\'s performance by Kerry, but it was good... i think he just needs to open up a little more.  he\'ll never be Bobby Kennedy, but hey, no one ever will.
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