November 3, 2004 6:50 pm

I Feel Ill.

All day I’ve been in this weird hazy state, kind of like after you know someone has died, and you feel sick, like you need to throw up but know you won’t?

Bush is the fucking Antichrist. You can say what you will about that title going to Marilyn Manson, but I can assure you that some controversial glam-rocker has NOTHING on someone wielding supreme executive power over a nation that is wrapped around their little finger, backed by a Congress that is staunchly Republican, and who is wholly unconcerned with the feelings and safety of other nations. And what’s more, now he doesn’t have to worry about pissing people off because he can’t be re-elected. So he can do anything, and there’s nothing we can do about it. AND, what’s possibly worse is the fact that if we did get Bush impeached (you know, or he died, or GOT KILLED or something), we’d have Cheney to take over. Tell me that doesn’t strike cold fear into the pit of your stomach.

I can’t tell you how much faith I’ve lost in our nation because of this. I feel sorry for the rest of the world, I really do. I want to write every country a letter and tell them I’m sorry for the rest of our country and that I voted for Kerry and I did so with confidence. And that I don’t support Bush or his fucked-up ideals.

Here is a conversation I just had with a friend I’ll call X. And it’s not the same X as I used last time.

X says:
why do you hate bush so much?
X says:
if you dont mind me asking

Pikkle says:
I can’t stand his attitude toward foreign policy… the “we’ll do whatever we want whether you like it or not REGARDLESS of what the rest of the world thinks we should do”
I don’t agree with his views on gun control (the lack thereof), his views on women’s rights (I think a woman has the right to choose), the death penalty (I don’t agree with it; Texas is the death penalty mecca), I believe the Iraq war was partly him trying to finish what his daddy started… He tried to make a link between 9/11 and Saddam Hussein which doesn’t exist…
Pikkle says:
etc etc.
overall, I just don’t agree with him. I don’t think he is leading our country in the right direction
Pikkle says:
I don’t believe he is concerned about poorer america at all; he likes giving tax breaks to his multi-millionaire friends and then he thrusts the nation into the worst debt we’ve ever been in…

X says:
ok. i respect that. this is my opinion. this is our country, not the world and we have the right to protect ourselves wether the UN says we should or not. fuck the UN. i also am VERY against abortion. just the thought of it makes me want to throw up. i believe in the death penalty. i dont believe in gay marriage or gay people adoption because that would intail putting a whole generation of children on the level of test rats
X says:
children need both a man and a woman to raise them
X says:
and bush has strong convictions and morals and he does what he thinks is right wether anyone else thinks so or not. i like that. hes a fighter and kerry was just to much a politition that sits on the fence to be a people pleaser

Pikkle says:
I do agree that a man and a woman is probably the ideal setup. however, if gay people want to have kids, that means they will have to either adopt, or do in-vitro. which means they want the kid an AWFUL LOT. and I think that’s a hell of a lot better than some crack-whore who might be legitimately married, but has a billion kids that they cant feed or take care of, nor do they want.

X says:
yeah, but that is selfish. thats not thinking about what the children wants. what happens when your son wants a father and you want another mommy. very selfish.

Pikkle says:
and I like the fact that Kerry can look at his decisions and learn from them. in my opinion, Bush is far to much of “a fighter” for his own good and for the good of the nation. I don’t think he can look at a situation objectively. he has an opinion that he thinks is right and he just runs with it, whether it makes sense or not.
Pikkle says:
In my opinion, you can’t control who you love, and if somebody happens to love another woman, so what? I think Britney Spears and her 55-hour marriage and subsequent SECOND marriage within a few months or whatever is a LOT more of a threat to the “sanctity of marriage” than gay people will ever be.

I think I did pretty well. I always get nervous when people ask me to defend my views because I know what I think, but I’m always afraid that I won’t come off as articulate as I need to be.

truth casualty

I found this near our mailboxes today, so I scanned it. It’s from a place Callie worked for called ACT: America Coming Together. It goes on to say this:

After that, the list just kept on growing.

The Bush Administration went to war citing weapons of mass destruction and links to Al Qaeda. Bush declared victory in Iraq on May 1, 2003, stating “Mission Accomplished.” Now–17 months later, we know neither was truthful. The results today:

1,101 American soldiers dead. (dept. of defense, 10.16.04)

7,730 American soldiers wounded. (dept of defense, 10.05.04)

Nearly $200 billion spent. (washington post, 09.09.04)

0 weapons of mass destruction. (the oregonian, 10.07.04)

No links to 9/11 and Al Qaeda. (wall street journal, 06.16.04)

Is America – or the world – any safer?

The Bush Administration’s policies have gone far enough.

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