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November 4, 2004 9:16 AM   Subscribe

Your Reaction to the 2004 Presidential Election, Uncensored. nothing you say here will be edited in any way whatsoever. please respect that, and your fellow contributors to this open discussion.
posted by b1tr0t (32 comments total)

 
That's so . . . yesterday. Who's going to "sing" on SNL this week?
posted by kcmoryan at 9:19 AM on November 4, 2004


Isn't that what Metafilter is for?
posted by eatitlive at 9:23 AM on November 4, 2004


eatitlive - i think b1tr0t is talking about discuss04.com.

me i have had an electoral overdose.
posted by bluno at 9:49 AM on November 4, 2004


I'll only read it if quonsar is posting!
posted by ba at 9:53 AM on November 4, 2004


if only quonsar had some sort website, where we could read nothing but quonsar... why i'd bet he'd name it something hilarious like mort.zeepblorp.com... a man can dream, though.
posted by Krrrlson at 9:59 AM on November 4, 2004


This is such a good idea. Setting up a message board to discuss politics. Thanks for the terrific link!
posted by rcade at 10:00 AM on November 4, 2004


eatitlive, that's what MetaFilter has become, a free-for-all insultfest (yes, I know I'm part of the problem, I'm in remission and seeing a counselor). But its not what MetaFilter is for.

Discuss04 should really be called VentYourRage04.

I'm ready to put '04 behind me and start thinking to '06 and '08. Wallowing in this shitty defeat isn't useful at all, thinking about how to make the next time different is useful.
posted by fenriq at 10:11 AM on November 4, 2004


http://www.icantmoveon.org/
posted by urlnotfound at 10:12 AM on November 4, 2004


Its so meta to post that particular link here.
Good job bitrot.
posted by nofundy at 10:15 AM on November 4, 2004


Icantmoveon.org is considering a "poetry-only" forum.

Lucky us.
posted by dhoyt at 10:21 AM on November 4, 2004


what's wrong with poetry? it beats politics. that's my conclusion from election 04 (tm).
posted by mrgrimm at 10:23 AM on November 4, 2004


I love poetry. That's kinda the point ;)
posted by dhoyt at 10:25 AM on November 4, 2004


nothing you say here will be edited in any way whatsoever.

Even if it has nothing to do with the election?

Let's test that out...
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 10:25 AM on November 4, 2004


i would imagine that the no editing, no deletion policy will change pretty fast once the felonious and libelous speech starts. Silly hippies, speech isn't free! And despite it being a message board, the owners are quite possibly still legally responsible as publishers.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 10:33 AM on November 4, 2004


My reaction to the 2004 Presidential Election:


posted by papercake at 10:46 AM on November 4, 2004


papercake, that was good
posted by matteo at 10:47 AM on November 4, 2004


With a side order of:


posted by papercake at 10:50 AM on November 4, 2004


The bunnyfaceplant is perfect.
posted by Sidhedevil at 11:04 AM on November 4, 2004


brilliant.
posted by JeffK at 11:06 AM on November 4, 2004


Can I add that these sorts of forums lend themselves to postings of mindless cliches, e-mails that we've all read before, and simply repeitions of partisan talking points? You'd think the purpose would be for people to talk from the heart about their reactions or feelings, but that's just not what happens. I think I'll be sitting out "discuss04.com", thank you very much. Nice idea, though.
posted by deanc at 11:08 AM on November 4, 2004



posted by specialk420 at 1:15 PM on November 4, 2004


"Can I add that these sorts of forums lend themselves to postings of mindless cliches, e-mails that we've all read before, and simply repeitions of partisan talking points?"

Immediately followed by a crappy photoshop cliche.

The ironing is delectable.
posted by darukaru at 1:23 PM on November 4, 2004


i made this last night.

posted by graventy at 1:58 PM on November 4, 2004


BANG
posted by brownpau at 2:40 PM on November 4, 2004


As long as the country is so evenly split between democrats and republicans, we should just have 2 presidents. Like, the president, and his nemesis, the anti-president. That would be so awesome.

posted by MC Deathray


Anti-president... I love this guy! :)
posted by LouReedsSon at 2:53 PM on November 4, 2004


"You have the vote of every thinking person!" Stevenson shouted back, "That's not enough, madam, we need a majority!"

as evidenced by the recent university study showing most bush supporters are complete idiots ...

is that better darukaru...?? you know you voted for tom delay when you punched that bush button too ... don't you??
posted by specialk420 at 2:56 PM on November 4, 2004


and here's a special invitation for bush supporters in the los angeles area
posted by specialk420 at 3:02 PM on November 4, 2004


And then there's this... :)
posted by LouReedsSon at 3:55 PM on November 4, 2004


Papercake: thanks. I love your cartoons. In all, all serious, I feel sorry for you--not for many people here on Mefi, but definitely for you. May I send you flowers?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:18 PM on November 4, 2004


Well, ironically, the election does open a whole lot of new prospects of things to track. Arlen Spector is (probably) replacing Orrin Hatch as the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, which puts a very different face on potential Supreme Court nominees.

Several democratic senators will be vying for leadership roles, and the 2008 race will have to begin soon with a reshuffle of the DNC and the DLC, along with the retirement of Terry McAuliffe.

Several cabinet changes are impending--they will require Senate confirmation, too.

Today, Bush announced an agenda to make major changes to Social Security, the tax code, and medical malpractice lawsuits. He did NOT mention foreign policy to any great extent.

The election is over.
posted by kablam at 4:47 PM on November 4, 2004


PP: I'm afraid I can't take credit for the cartoons -- other than the context. And the Kerry pin.

I could swore I originally came across that link via MF, but perhaps not as I can't find it with a quick search
posted by papercake at 5:50 AM on November 5, 2004


swear, that is. not swore.
posted by papercake at 5:57 AM on November 5, 2004


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