Thursday, November 04, 2004

374,523 Votes For Michael Badnarik

Well, obviously he didn't win, but I was a little dissapointed with the low 374,523 votes. I was hoping for at least a million. In Virginia 11,591 people cast their vote for Badnarik. It's kinda cool to think that I am the "1" on the end of "11,591"

Just a brief and obligatory comment about the election: Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better. Don't get me wrong, I think John Kerry is a douchebag, but I'm not happy with Bush either. At least you can't blame the third parties for making Kerry lose--he lost by a margin wider than ALL the third party votes combined.

We have a lot of "fair-weather patriots" in this country. In the last two days I've heard so many people talking about "getting their passports ready" or "moving to Canada". Good riddence, get the hell out. I'm not saying you have to agree with Bush, but you had better stick around during the hard times. If you believe in America, you need to fight for America no matter WHO is in office.

Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better. If it takes more Bush to get people to realize he's a terrible leader, then that's what it takes. You can't coerce people into thinking "the right way". They must come to that realization on their own. Just like you can't force freedom.

Anyway, that's enough about that. I knew I was going to be dissapointed no matter who won. I didn't want the most Socialist senator in history in office, and I didn't want the most ridiculously NOT finacially conservative man to stay in office. It'd be down hill for me either way.

Right now I am sitting at the computer it Master Control at ECTV, watching Good Morning Emerson. It's my job, after all.

I'm still kinda tired because on election night I went to Emerson Independent Video to help with "Decision '04", a live program that they do the morning after. So I was up and awake at EIV from midnight to six in the morning. It was such a bizarre thing, because I didn't end up doing much, and at 3am I walked from Beacon Hill (near Kerry's House) all the way to this Pastery shop in the North End called "Bova's". It's open 24 hours, and they had some of the tastiest lookin' stuff ever. It was amazing. The pastry I got looked amazing and beautiful, but I didn't like the flavor. Oh well. It was just so weird to be somewere in the middle of the night/early morning. And you have to understand, the streets in the North end are sooo narrow and it feels like a gangster movie. Amazing.

So anyway, cheer up you old bugga's! Always look on the bright side of life!

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