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Journal Corf's Journal: TEOTWAWKI

Well, Bush just got elected. Can't really say re-elected, because it's not trendy among the circles with which I hang to believe that he was ever elected back in 2000. I've gotta admit, the guy sure does talk purdy; in his first couple of speeches, he's all "reaching out" this and "no president should ever try to impose religion on our society" that... I think that won't hold up for much longer, given that it was the religious who got him into office in the first place. I've no desire to emmigrate, though. I just realized this. I love my country, even the dumbass bits of it who voted for this monkey-boy does-no-wrong lives-of-others-wielding semi-dictator of ours. The democratic party needs to reorganize and step up to the plate in '08 with a candidate who it's tough to hate (wow, that rhymed well), to meld into some sort of centrist John McCain/Mark Warner hybrid that can appeal to everyone with truthful, honest, insightful, and effective rhetoric and actions.

I am ready to give up on the folks who voted to ban gay marriage, though. "Protecting marriage" should involve a cap of three kids max (and requirements of at least $10k annually per kid of family income beyond $30k annually for the parents alone), mandatory sterilizations as a precursor to a successful first divorce (if you fail, then you ought not bring future innocent children into your failed world), and exposure to more than just the religion in which the parents were brought up; that way we'd get a balanced, thoughtful, responsibile citizenry after only one generation. You would accuse me of moral relativism, of attempting to rework the nation into my particular sense of discipline and propriety... but isn't that what 51% of America did just two days ago? The difference is my ideas would work, and discriminate against nobody who has not proven through bigotry or irresponsibility that they merit said discrimination.

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