1. The Bush/Cheney Mandate

    brian on 2004.11.04
    at 09:32 pm

    The Vice President –

    "President George W. Bush won the greatest number of popular votes of any presidential candidate in history," marveled Vice President Dick Cheney while introducing his boss. "President Bush ran forthrightly on a clear agenda for this nation's future, and the nation responded by giving him a mandate." (Via Washington Times)

    He forgot to mention that more people voted against the President than any incumbent in history. Does 55,435,808 votes for Kerry (and add in all the third party votes here) sound like a country asking for a more extreme, radical right-wing agenda than we've endured for the last four years? I think not. Will it stop them? Obviously not.

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  2. Someone thinks Kerry won.

    brian on 2004.11.04
    at 03:50 pm

    I was waiting for this. Greg Palast has written an article that says Kerry votes have been thrown out in OH, and NM in significant enough numbers to effect the outcome of the election. Take it as you will.

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  3. Electoral Maps

    brian on 2004.11.04
    at 03:03 pm

    A Red/Blue breakdown map of the US in the 2004 Presidential ElectionA lot of people are linking to this map in USA today, showing a red/blue breakdown of the country by county. I have a different take on it.

    This is the USA Today page from where the map comes from. I'm not sure what grey means. Note that the blue is where all the population is. Look at New York State, for instance. Easily blue, is in fact mostly red, 'cept a few university counties (center: Colgate, Ithica, Binghampton Syracuse), and NYC, which is hard to see in this graphic, because its geographically small, but people are stacked up on top of each other.

    Also, check out the one county of Idaho that went to Kerry – that's where Sun Valley is, where he has a home. Also, I've noticed that a lot of the scattered blue counties are near things like National Parks (Glacier in Montana, Yellowstone in WY, Grand Canyon in AZ, Black Hill of SD, Voyageurs in Minn, Isle Royal in the Upper Penninsula in Michigan). Is that not fascinating? Wouldn't these people know what's best for the environment?

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  4. Some more shockwaves from Nov. 2nd

    jake on 2004.11.04
    at 12:18 pm

    I'd like to add a few more bullets modeled after Brian's.

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