Congratulations to the Bush Fans : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

Well there ya have it. We can all sleep now and take a break on the election. Happy?

-- Doreen (, November 08, 2000


Not quite yet.......

-- Sue (, November 08, 2000.

Come on Florida!

-- Cindy in Ky (, November 08, 2000.

Pleeease, Florida....... please, please, pretty please....

-- Wendy@GraceAcres (, November 08, 2000.

Can I just say I'll be happy no matter how Florida turns out. Although I fundamentally disagree with much of what Gore stands for (now, anyway) I happy to see the Senate split down the middle and Congress almost equally divided. Gridlock is good for the Feds. The last 8 years have proven that. Without clear majorities, little of the extremist policies endorsed by either side stand much of a chance and that can only be good.

-- ray s (, November 08, 2000.

You're right, we do need a balance in the House and Senate.

-- Shooter (, November 08, 2000.

This election is wierd, but it has been great to have it to explain the electorial process to my son. Another thing that happened is that my wife who has been democrat for 20 years has decided that the republican party is the party better suited to our values. She said it wasn't my input that changed her thinking, but instead Als' lies and spending the last year changing to the modern homestead lifestyle.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, November 08, 2000.

I will be glad when/if Bush becomes president, but this has been a very good subject for homeschooling! I really hope Gore doesn't get in.

-- Cindy in OK (, November 11, 2000.

At this point, I would rather have Elmer Fudd as President than any of the two guys who were the frontrunners(sic). However, I do find it interesting that the Bush people have filed for a Federal injunction to stop the hand recounts....interesting in view of the States rights, sovereignty issue which is so dear to conservative thought.

Also, and I didn't hear this, so help me out husband said that on the radio today, reporting said that Bush is on record for claiming that hand re-counts are indeed more accurate than computer generated tallies (in Texas, anyway.) Huh??? Then why be opposed to hand recounts in Florida?

Why not count everything while we await the absentee ballots in Florida? What's the hurry?

I think this whole election thing is beginning to stink, big-time. Having just reviewed some of the historical challenges to our Republic (sorry, didn't go any further than Watergate, Iran-Contra, and the sleazy exploits of our current Prez and his impeachment) I can't speak to why, exactly....but my intuition is starting to get the rest of me real agitated at this whole business...

-- sheepish (, November 11, 2000.

I find it absolutely LUDICROUS that anyone would actually vote for George Bush?!?!?! Obviously I was mistaken in my belief that most/majority of homesteaders actually gared aboutthe environment. I hope all the stereotypes of the South aren't ringing true, becuase that would scare the hell out of me, just as Bush getting elected does.

-- Laura (, November 14, 2000.

Laura, we care about freedom, less government sounds a whole lot better than Gore's socialist plans. We'd like to be free to OWN our property so we CAN take care of it.

-- Lenore (, November 14, 2000.

Laura, I agree with you. I was really suprised to find that most of the homesteaders on this forum are Republican. I guess the only environment they are concerned about is the environment on their own personal land. You would think there would be more who would have learned from all those years of reading jd's commentaries.

We can't make people see the big picture, we can only try to educate them.

My fiance voted for Bush only because of the gun issue. I asked him what he would rather his son had in the future- clean air or a gun, clean water or a gun, food not full of herbicides and pesticides or a gun. He didn't have an answer.

-- debra in ks (, November 14, 2000.

You'd think there would be more who would learn from all those years of history, Democracy falls. You're not wrong about taking care of the environment, but there has to be a way of doing it without voting for a man with socialist ideas.

-- Lenore (, November 14, 2000.

I'm just an old geezer (geezerette?) but I remember the "peace with honor" sham at ending the War in Vietnam; not to mention the interesting Paris Peace Talks; the killing of the students at Kent State; the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy; the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; the Pentagon Papers; the Watergate scandal; plus the other shameful things I recall done to our country that I have mentioned on some other posts. Maybe a lot of you were too young to remember. Or else, like many, you have forgotten in the busy times of your life these days. No wonder...times have been pretty good.

I remember staging my one-person protest walk down the center line of Beach Drive S.W. in West Seattle to protest the fact that southern schools weren't being integrated. I was young enough to be in a single digit age category then.

The environment has been an issue around my communities since 1970.

People my age (late 40s+) in my community still care very much. They still care about justice. They still care that our nation should listen to what they have to say. They are starting to get angry. They are not fringe groups, militia folk, communist agitators! They are just your everyday people who are waking up to the memories of the time when they had to be much more active to protect the rights of their beloved country. The "will of the people" wasn't something that people joked about or made fun of, or suggested didn't count because they thought it would take to long to figure out what it was supposed to mean. Or that people were too stupid to be able to express it. Or that fighting and losing one's life in a world war meant they could come back and get laughed at because they couldn't see well enough to read a poorly designed ballot...

I am glad to see that people still care. I am however, saddened to see that some people still want to believe jingoistic jargon and rhetoric, and do not chose to objectively seek out truth. They would rather have truth-like spins meted out to them in manipulated little parcels. They would rather read or hear one point of view over and over again.

I hope this election has made a lot of complacent people stop and think. And I hope they will then keep thinking...and then act. Responsibly.

-- sheepish (, November 14, 2000.

I meant to write "fighting and *risking* losing one's life." Can't really vote if you are dead. (Well, in some places, maybe...)

Anyway, my passion exceeded my proofreading.

-- sheepish (, November 14, 2000.

Laura, the enviroment is exactly the reason I did not vote for Mr. Gore. Being a citizen of his so called "home State" of Tennessee, we have to deal with dangerous ozone levels in the summer here in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, the pollution of the Little Pigeon River from Champion Paper Co. and the list goes on. He does not put his actions where his mouth is. I guess he also believes in the stereotype of us Southerners and doesn't give a darn about our concerns. But I guess we're not so dumb, he didn't carry this State. He's a hippocrate.

-- Annie (, November 14, 2000.

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