November 5th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/11/05 12:22:00 - http://www.sorryeverybody.com/
This site is really irritating me already.

For a start; Bush is not the fault of Democrat voters, and 59million people did vote for him. I doubt many of them are sorry; and so they shouldn't be -- that's the way democracy works.

Secondly "Believe me, almost half of us are very goddamn sorry." — I don't. Over 40% of the eligible voters in the US didn't even vote! So, at most, even assuming the ridiculous premise that all Democrat voters are taking on the failings of their democratically elected leader upon themselves only 30% of Americans are sorry at all. It's possible that some non-voters are sorry; but I suspect in general they're no less sorry about Bush than they would be about Kerry otherwise they would have voted.
Current Mood: [mood icon] ranty
Entry Tags: politics, rant, usa

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userinfo requiem_17_23
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2004/11/05 04:49:19
Quite.

Just goes to show quite how polarised people have become over the man, though.
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userinfo ewx
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2004/11/05 04:57:51
It'd make a reasonable amount of sense as regret rather than apology; "sorry" can carry either meaning.
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userinfo cartesiandaemon
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2004/11/05 05:05:38
*puff* *pant* *skid to a halt* What he said.
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/05 05:33:25
It doesn't feel that way.

Of course, that way is meaningless too - the Bush supporters would be feeling the same way if Kerry won (but might not go telling to rest of us so).
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userinfo yrieithydd
2004/11/05 14:43:36
It'd make a reasonable amount of sense as regret rather than apology; "sorry" can carry either meaning.

A fact often reflected in Senji's own use of the word!
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/05 16:51:17
It doesn't look like they're using it like that though.
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userinfo mst3kgirl
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2004/11/05 06:36:26
I don't know. I like the site. I agree that some of the numbers and/or percentages they claim aren't correct, but I think the sentiment is worth expressing. I feel much the same. I tried very hard to get Kerry elected - meetings, signs, working the polls. I certainly want the rest of the world to know that the outcome of this election wasn't _my_ choice.

They just don't want to be lumped into the group of "American Idiots"

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userinfo sion_a
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2004/11/05 07:06:05
They just don't want to be lumped into the group of "American Idiots"

And, in that position, I can quite imagine that I'd want to do the same. And try and get the message across as strongly as possible that there was a sizeable population of "American non-idiots", even if the actual numbers the claim don't really stack up. (For one thing, regarding numbers, I can quite well believe that there are many people who voted Democrat on the basis of believing that Kerry was the better man for the job, rather than that Bush is the wrong one, who would feel no need to express such extreme regret at the way things turned out.)
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userinfo mobbsy
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2004/11/05 07:15:02
They just don't want to be lumped into the group of "American Idiots"

Great, now on top of everything else, I've got the Green Day song going through my head. :-)
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/05 08:13:44
How about "I didn't vote for Bush"?

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userinfo damerell
2004/11/05 08:15:33
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userinfo senji
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2004/11/05 08:17:41
Created for angelofthenorth last night...
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userinfo edith_the_hutt
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2004/11/05 07:08:37
I'm sure they can find something to appologise about

Now do we have appologise for the Empire?
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userinfo naath
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2004/11/05 10:29:32
No, we have to apologise for loosing the war and letting the Americans go it allone.
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(Anonymous)
2004/11/07 18:05:28
are you stupid or what? if kerry had one, the bush voters wouldn't be apologizing to the rest of the world - they don't give a damn about the rest of the world. or even the rest of their country.
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(Anonymous)
2004/11/07 18:06:09
won, even
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