Ranting and raving and carrying on

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Every count votes!

So, Bush has won the US Presidential election. Does anybody really think it will make that much difference? I mean, the GOP controls the senate and house anyway, so even if Kerry did win he'd have better luck fitting a coke bottle up his butt than trying to get anything significant accomplished.

Anyway, I'm in upstate NY right now, so I've had a ringside seat for the last couple of days. American politics is interesting, to say the least. Their system has its strengths versus Canada's system (the fact that they get to directly vote for all 3 sets of representatives, and a two-party system versus Canada's five- or six- or seven-party system), and its weaknesses (the electoral college nonsense is kind of wonky - even though Bush had over 50% of the vote by sheer numbers he could have lost?). It's also amusing (at least to me) that the District of Columbia (as in, Washington, DC) voted 90% Kerry to 9% Bush. Correct me if I'm wrong, but don't most of those people work (directly or indirectly) for the government? Aren't they basically voting themselves (at least some of them) out of a job?

It was a very close election, much closer than anybody outside of the US probably would have liked, and I'm sure that a lot of people internationally are unhappy with the results. You know what? It's a democracy, and the people spoke. More than half of them thought Bush wasn't too big of an idiot to run their country for another four years. So shut up about it already.

'Nuff said.