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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-16-04 08:34 AM
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8. Grab my pitchfork and meet you guys in DC
That's a joke, but I believe, and this isn't a threat nor is it meant to condone what I believe will happen, that if Bush gets another term, by hook or by crook, there will be violence on American soil. The anger, the rightious outrage, the sense of violation we all have, the sense that Bush is beginning America down a destructive path while raping all of our principles-- all of the ideals this nation was founded on-- will boil over.

There's an old saying about revolutions, that they don't come from hopelessness, they come from crushed expectations. Americans, those of us who are true patriots, expect America to be better than it now is. We expect it to live up to the principles it espouses-- equality for all (not just Americans), the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Under Bush, we have become as Germany was in the early days of Hitler--invading nations on the thinnest pretexts, even using the same pretexts of terrorism and liberation and patriotism.

It will be hard to watch this great nation sink lower, to watch it destroyed by an imbecile and a corrupt media and a lot of Americans who don't understand anything. I think it will be too much for some. I'd like to think that as Democrats we are above rioting, are above violence, are able to control our emotions. But these emotions are at a dangerous level, and I have a really, really bad freeling about it all.

What we should do, what I hope we do, is continue what we've been doing. Keep up the energy, work to change minds, put pressure on the government to follow the right path, and expose the media for the fraud that it is. We've done amazing things so far-- Air America, MoveOn, the peace marches. We need to step that up, we need to take back state, local and federal governments, we need to continue to write and publish the truth on the Internet so that people at least have the chance to hear it. That's what I hope we will do. That's what I will do. But my crystal ball has a less rosy picture in it.

Let's not wait until after the elections to pour all of our energies into defeating Bush, though. Let's do it now.
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  -God forbid Dumbya buys this election, too...will you: daddybear  Oct-16-04 07:19 AM   #0 
  - Convert my liquid assets to gold and/or foreign currency.  no_hypocrisy   Oct-16-04 07:44 AM   #1 
  - Me too  chamilto   Oct-16-04 08:32 AM   #6 
  - you should be doing this either way...  sventvkg   Oct-16-04 09:40 AM   #14 
  - Other  NoPasaran   Oct-16-04 07:49 AM   #2 
  - Please share....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 08:33 AM   #7 
     - Some things are best left unsaid for the moment  NoPasaran   Oct-16-04 08:47 AM   #13 
        - Okay....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 10:05 AM   #16 
  - I'll wait a year to see how America responds  GOPFighter   Oct-16-04 07:54 AM   #3 
  - Sounds like....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 11:50 AM   #26 
  - just a feeling, mind you, but i think if bush steals this election  colonel odis   Oct-16-04 07:55 AM   #4 
  - I call bullshit  chamilto   Oct-16-04 08:35 AM   #9 
     - I almost hope you are right, but I truly believe you are wrong  jobycom   Oct-16-04 08:47 AM   #12 
     - I Agree..wait till he institutes the draft!!!!  sventvkg   Oct-16-04 09:42 AM   #15 
     - Then....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 10:06 AM   #17 
        - Listen, for 230 years  chamilto   Oct-16-04 10:20 AM   #18 
           - In America  jobycom   Oct-16-04 10:50 AM   #19 
           - True bro, and the one thing I feel comforted by is....  nothingshocksmeanymore   Oct-16-04 12:09 PM   #28 
              - By being....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 01:11 PM   #29 
              - Divide and conquer  jobycom   Oct-16-04 07:52 PM   #43 
           - bZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT  daddybear   Oct-16-04 10:54 AM   #20 
              - I thought that was an O'Reilly joke  helnwhls   Oct-16-04 07:43 PM   #42 
                 - Hahahaahah  daddybear   Oct-17-04 10:01 AM   #47 
                    - serves him right!  helnwhls   Oct-17-04 03:00 PM   #52 
                       - She is....  daddybear   Oct-17-04 05:49 PM   #53 
                          - you have proof bill o'rielly was framed?  helnwhls   Oct-17-04 06:00 PM   #54 
                             - Any proof...  daddybear   Oct-18-04 06:31 AM   #55 
                                - the accusations aren't about him touching her at all  helnwhls   Oct-18-04 01:08 PM   #57 
                                   - Then, guess what?  daddybear   Oct-18-04 01:36 PM   #58 
                                      - so what was her name  helnwhls   Oct-18-04 01:43 PM   #59 
                                         - HHAHAHAHAHAH  daddybear   Oct-18-04 01:48 PM   #61 
  - I'm taking election week off  benito   Oct-16-04 07:57 AM   #5 
  - I know that feeling  jobycom   Oct-16-04 08:36 AM   #10 
  - I will....  daddybear   Oct-18-04 01:49 PM   #62 
  - Grab my pitchfork and meet you guys in DC  jobycom   Oct-16-04 08:34 AM   #8 
  - VERY.....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 08:40 AM   #11 
  - though i believe there will be a lot of violence, people on the left don't  colonel odis   Oct-16-04 04:11 PM   #36 
  - I hear you, but  jobycom   Oct-16-04 08:07 PM   #45 
  - Right there with ya  helnwhls   Oct-16-04 04:30 PM   #38 
  - By the end of a hypothetical second Bush term  asthmaticeog   Oct-16-04 10:59 AM   #21 
  - Dunno if you are joking....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 11:01 AM   #22 
  - Not joking.  asthmaticeog   Oct-16-04 11:14 AM   #23 
     - Cool!!!  daddybear   Oct-16-04 11:35 AM   #24 
     - The Green Party  daddybear   Oct-16-04 11:38 AM   #25 
     - The thing with the Greens is  asthmaticeog   Oct-16-04 11:55 AM   #27 
     - I'm surprised someone hasn't lambasted you for mentioning this.  Ladyhawk   Oct-16-04 02:23 PM   #32 
        - Hate....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 03:19 PM   #33 
  - I can relate  jobycom   Oct-16-04 07:55 PM   #44 
  - Impeachment would be so right!!!  daddybear   Oct-16-04 02:00 PM   #30 
  - OOps, make that.....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 02:01 PM   #31 
  - Try to get political asylum in New Zealand.  Reciprocity   Oct-16-04 03:37 PM   #34 
  - Beats....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 04:06 PM   #35 
  - We are thinking of the Orkney Islands to make a new home  Madame_Bovary   Oct-16-04 04:21 PM   #37 
     - Sadly....  daddybear   Oct-16-04 06:05 PM   #40 
        - Sadly you speak the truth.  Reciprocity   Oct-16-04 06:36 PM   #41 
           - Dunno....  daddybear   Oct-17-04 12:50 PM   #49 
  - Love your sig line, but I believe it's: "Watery tarts lying about in ponds  grannylib   Oct-17-04 01:41 PM   #51 
     - I still....  daddybear   Oct-18-04 01:47 PM   #60 
  - Protests from the Serbian people managed to do what NATO bombing couldn't  The_Enlightenment   Oct-16-04 04:42 PM   #39 
  - IMPEACH  daddybear   Oct-17-04 07:57 AM   #46 
  - Jewel Liano  daddybear   Oct-17-04 10:22 AM   #48 
  - Not exactly sure what we'll do  juslikagrzly   Oct-17-04 12:55 PM   #50 
     - Heheh a most....  daddybear   Oct-18-04 08:10 AM   #56 
 

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