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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:24 PM
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a few musings on the recall vote from a non-Californian.
(Well, actually, I am a Californian by birth, but now I live in Texas).

For awhile, this whole election "amused" me a bit, and I, like many people on DU, felt that Cali would "get" what it "deserved"; ie, you voted to have the recall in the first place, so it's your own damn fault. I guess I felt that way because many MANY times, I see other DUers, particularly from Cali and the Northeast, dismiss all of Texas as a big, red, cowboy-filled f*ck*p of a state. I am new to Texas, and I have never, EVER seen such an energized group of Democrats doing everything in their power to try to change things, especially considering that we don't have much to work with. So when people here day-in and day-out disparage those of us who are on this board who live in Texas, it doesn't exactly give me warm feelings towards those people. Now, I see a lot of Californians taking umbrage at the "California gets what it deserves" crowd. Maybe, if there's one good thing that DU as a whole can take out of this election is that we're all in it together. Yeah, some like Dean, some Kucinich; some live in the South, others hate the South. But we're all working toward a common goal, and, at least until that goal is attained, we should work together.

Musing #2. I don't feel the same way I did at first... you know, "Cali gets what it deserves". There is no honest way that a Governor Schwarzenegger could come into being. This whole election has been a farce all along. If the Terminator wins (shudder), it basically signifies the end of what we thought our country was. If California--CALIFORNIA--can be tipped to the repugs right now, wow, what's in store for all of us in 2004? Are we ready to face the magnitude of what this means? It really really scares me. Not that I think that Ah-nuld himself is dangerous (as long as I keep my distance and never go around him without a male escort, lol), but it means that either people are that stupid, or else the whole idea of honest and fair elections is bogus.

I'm still keeping my fingers crossed and not paying ANY attention to Drudge.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:28 PM
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1. I was born in Cally-forn-ya but live in Alaska.
I agree in so many ways but I also know that a lot of
people who voted for AS would love to undo it. They did
so before the *&&^ hit the fan.

I think we're just so tousled by 9/11 and by the snake
dance going on in Washington that we're twirling around
and not seeing danger before it hits us.

We have this *war*. We have *debt*. Our people are
becoming poor and hurt and its a lonely world now. We
are not thinking first and looking at the long term.
But we will. I believe as Harry Truman once said, "You
can fool some of the people some of the time, but you
can't fool all of the people all of the time."

Ghandi said that it seems that evil prevails and no
matter what you do, you can't defeat it. But he said
that good always wins. Always. Remember that.

Hugs to a fellow ex-pat Cally-forn-yun.

RV, Redding alumni of 1953
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KCDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:38 PM
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3. Ghandi's theory is great, but what if I die first?
:shrug:

Alaska... how lucky you are! That's high on my list of places to visit.

:hi:
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xray s Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:30 PM
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2. It's not 'either / or', its 'and'...
It means that people are that stupid and the whole idea of honest and fair elections is bogus.



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