I’m so tired of this US election that I’m literally running out of the room every time I see a commercial come on; either side.
I can’t believe that 90% of the “world news” each and every evening is about the election. As if nothing else of importance happened in the world except which states got visited today and who’s zooming who in the polls. Really.
I read a post where a LJ was ratted out to the Secret Service for a post that supposedly threatened Bush – she was nice and removed it and had the visit and did well and no problem there and she’s not having much of a problem with it, but obviously some are ranting about the entire Fascist World that dares to have agents knock on her door.
news flash – I think it’s a Good Thing.
read this, first: http://www.wftv.com/news/3860693/detail.html
when you have people trying to RUN OVER officials running for office and their supporters, you have to understand that everyone in law enforcement is chewing their nails down to the bone, literally, over this election. Every single one is praying that nothing happens to Kerry or Edwards or Bush or Cheney because no matter what happens it’ll come back to be blamed on their agency by the news media and the general public; because that’s where the buck stops these days.
yes, I know she DID NOT mean what she said and it was a rant much like everyone else’s been posting and saying and prattling on the phone, but someone reported it – someone, obviously, with too much free time on their hands and who lives to troll through entries to see who’s saying what. But once that complaint went into the authorities, they had to react – it’s their JOB, folks.
and if I went off on a rant about Kerry, I’d expect them to show up here. See, they’re not just there to protect the Republicans, folks. They’re there to take care of everyone.
Because their careers last longer than the administeration, silly. See, when a new president is elected they don’t FIRE all the old Secret Service agents and all the FBI agents and all the CIA agents. They keep on working and just change the names on their letterheads. Really. Honestly.
so they don’t care if they’re protecting Clinton or Bush or Kerry or Cheney or Carter – they all get the same attention because they all deserve protection from the whackos out there that feel that power comes from the barrel of a gun and aren’t afraid to try and thwart the democratic process.
now it’s kinda obvious that if you really intended to hurt anyone, the last thing you would do is post about it – duh. But once the complaint goes in, the system kicks into gear and you can’t stop it by just saying “oh, I like that girl.” – so they went, they talked to her and found out she had no intention of doing anything, as all of us knew.
but I’m sure there’ll be some sort of Patriot Act ranting going on for days as people sigh and moan about the massive raids and attacks and everything that seemingly is going on without any newspapers covering it. Funny how the networks can keep digging up news about Bush’s National Guard experience but don’t bother covering these supposed raids that keep on happening almost hourly, from what I’m seeing.
which, of course, leads to a post I got from my writer’s group today about some romance writer who was raided under the Patriot Act for reseaching Cambodia for her newest book – even though she’s “multi-published” and belongs to the Romance Writers Association and is very wellknown, I can’t find any references to it online via Google other than one blog and an “interview” on one website where she won’t give her name, since her lawyers are dealing with it.
maybe I’m just too naive and Canadian, but you’d think that CNN would be all over this. Or MSNBC. or CBS. Or… well, you get my point. Heck, even the BBC would thrill to get news like this.
but, of course, the ranting has started and the moaning and weeping about how awful this society is and how it’s all going to be better if Kerry wins next week.
news flash, folks – the sun shall rise on the day after the election and if Kerry wins…
nothing will change.
who in their right mind thinks that he’s going to take the Oath of Office and wave a magic wand and do all those things he’s been promising? He may have the best of intentions, but ask any Canadian about Jean Chretien’s promise to scrap the GST and what happened once he got into office (and stayed there for about twenty years!)
nothing will change. The troops will still be in Iraq and there will still be terrorists looking to take out Americans just because they’re American.
as it stands now, if I were closer to the border I’d be hiding for the next week in me mom’s basement watching “Finding Nemo” and laughing over Dory.
btw, book just capped 70,000 words. I’m thrilled. Now just to sell the darned thing.