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  1. #1 posted by Richard Sica

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    John
    I think you are insulting Grandpa Simpson by comparing him to John McBush and his bitch Bible Spice. There has never been a more important election. It is a choice between moving forward and rebirth or collective suicide.

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Yeah it’s a bit harsh on Abe Simpson but I didn’t see another image that caught him so well. As for Bible Spice, Steve Bell got her from the start.

  3. #3 posted by Troy

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    Well, I’d rather have the incompetent poster of the old man than the photoshopping of a Mao Zedung poster…

  4. #4 posted by Evan J. Peterson

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    McCain fought diligently and bravely. His concession speech was gracious and fair. I look forward to his return to being a nice, normal guy who doesn’t have to pander to wingnuts like his running mate. He may be too old for the job, but he did his best.

    That being said, I have never felt more like an American than I do today. I look forward to President Obama repairing our nation’s relationship with the rest of the world.

  5. #5 posted by John

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    I said to my sister when Obama first announced he was running what a great thing it would be for America’s standing in the world if he won. Then I said “A shame it won’t happen.” I love America, it’s an amazing country; last night confirmed that. Bad news about Prop 8 but that’s another battle for another day.

  6. #6 posted by Thombeau

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    John, I can’t begin to tell you how excited people are here! The fact that a campaign based on hope defeated one based on fear speaks volumes. Frankly, I’m still in shock! I feel that what just transpired is nothing less than a major shift in national—if not global—consciousness, one that was a long time coming.

    I’ve said it before but it bears repeating: my hope is that the rest of the world understands that for the past 8 years, more than half of the population here was against the Bush regime and its countless evils. This is quite vindicating, and inspiring!

  7. #7 posted by Wiley

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    I usually lay low out of sight from these manner of things, and don’t vote at all. This and the last Presidential elections were exceptions. All of the people here in America who have enough tolerance and common sense to recognize basic facts (not lofty ‘truths’) such as the reality of ‘diversity’ and ‘difference of opinion’ and ‘gray areas’ – deserve to be represented by someone fresh, clever, and full of ideas like Obama.

    Humanity, your unforseen maturity startles me, but I have nothing to complain about. Whenever I open my mouth it is usually to spit venom. It would appear that this world, for once, deserves a little silence from me.

    How could I forget – he is such a great speaker.

  8. #8 posted by John

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    Thom: I’ve spent years telling people here not to confuse the American people with the government. It’s been a magical moment in more ways than one.

    Something I kept thinking about was an email I was sent in 2000 when Bush was on the campaign trail. I don’t have the details but he’d been talking to a crowd somewhere and a guy said something nasty to him, to which he replied quietly, “Who gives a fuck what you think?” Whether that’s a true story or not doesn’t matter now; the past eight years were Bush and co. saying “Who gives a fuck what you think?” to the world then wondering why everyone hated them. That’s over now and it feels like a major relief.

    Wiley: he’s an amazing speaker who radiates intelligence. That’s a rare thing in any politician. He makes our current shower look like dismal gas-bags. You’ve got a cool President…we’re jealous!

  9. #9 posted by Thombeau

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    John, as is so often the case, you are absolutely correct!

 


 

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