Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] the aftermath

Timothy Towns towns@us.ibm.com
Wed, 6 Nov 2002 15:22:26 -0700

Yes, it is a sad day.  However, I'm praying that citizens will awaken when
they see Mr. Bush and the conservative right act with increased vigor upon
our rights and the rights of other nations.  Let's hope.

Tim Towns

ninas <ninajill73@hotmail.com>@cs.colorado.edu on 11/06/2002 01:59:43 PM

Sent by:    powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu

To:    Eel Bonjack <scissormansnip@yahoo.com>,
Subject:    Re: [Powderworks] the aftermath

very well said!

this is a sad day for all of us except people like my bosses who are
gloating today - making this an even worse day than it should be!

on 11/6/02 5:45 PM, Eel Bonjack at scissormansnip@yahoo.com wrote:

> It is a dark day for democracy, for freedom in the
> world's biggest superpower. Apparently, Republicans
> are going to be in control of Congress, and there will
> be no balance of power. Our so called "President's"
> administration is a joke, but not a funny one.
> Apparently, his tactic of trying to invade a third
> world country just to get more oil and to look
> patriotic has worked. IT divided and conquered the
> Democrats (who are no good themselves) and our stupid
> media makes him look like a hero for it. I'm sure many
> of you in other countries have a different angle.
> Well I must echo again and again, that he is as
> idiotic and as dangerous as ever, and even more
> emphatically, NOT MY PRESIDENT. He is the first
> American dictator, and I don't mean this rhetorically.
> He was NOT democratically elected, yet this time
> around, his manipulation worked differently, and all
> too well. I underestimated the intelligence of the
> American public when I thought most people would see
> right through it (Why has Enron disappeared off the
> front page?) Our system of democracy, of checks and
> balances is now dead, it has now failed and
> malfunctioned. It has been sick for years, granted,
> but now its flatlining. Bush will not stop;slowly but
> surely, he will take away more freedom of expression,
> kill everybody who disagrees with him, and it will
> happen right before our very eyes, subtly but
> effectively.
> Its better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
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