Eric The Short (ericisshort) wrote,
Eric The Short
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Election Thoughts

Well the day after elections and nothing has really changed. No one ever really focused on the issues and it really came down to voting for war or no war. I wish it were that easy.

In the "most important election in history," the same amount of people as always came out to vote meaning that things have to get a lot worse before people care to make them any better.

The other side of the western world that I have seen here in spain has helped me to understand America so much more, for better AND worse, and it has really frustrated me. My mind races with world affairs and politics which both interest and frustrate me more and more every day.

Oh and I thought this was funny...

vote turnout for the fifty states, ordered by Average IQ

(1) Connecticut..................113 Kerry
(2) Massachusetts................111 Kerry
(3) New Jersey...................111 Kerry
(4) New York.....................109 Kerry
(5) Rhode Island.................107 Kerry
(6) Hawaii.......................106 Kerry
(7) Maryland.....................105 Kerry
(8) New Hampshire................105 Kerry
(9) Illinois.....................104 Bush
(10) Delaware....................103 Kerry
(11) Minnesota...................102 Kerry
(12) Vermont.....................102 Kerry
(13) Washington..................102 Kerry
(14) California..................101 Kerry
(15) Pennsylvania................101 Kerry
(16) Maine.......................100 Kerry
(17) Virginia....................100 Bush
(18) Wisconsin...................100 Kerry
(19) Colorado.....................99 Bush
(20) Iowa.........................99 undecided (Bush)
(21) Michigan.....................99 Kerry
(22) Nevada.......................99 Bush
(23) Ohio.........................99 undecided (Bush)
(24) Oregon.......................99 Kerry
(25) Alaska.......................98 Bush
(26) Florida......................98 Bush
(27) Missouri.....................98 Bush
(28) Kansas.......................96 Bush
(29) Nebraska.....................95 Bush
(30) Arizona......................94 Bush
(31) Indiana......................94 Bush
(32) Tennessee....................94 Bush
(33) North Carolina...............93 Bush
(34) West Virginia................93 Bush
(35) Arkansas.....................92 Bush
(36) Georgia......................92 Bush
(37) Kentucky.....................92 Bush
(38) New Mexico...................92 undecided (Bush)
(39) North Dakota.................92 Bush
(40) Texas........................92 Bush
(41) Alabama......................90 Bush
(42) Louisiana....................90 Bush
(43) Montana......................90 Bush
(44) Oklahoma.....................90 Bush
(45) South Dakota.................90 Bush
(46) South Carolina...............89 Bush
(47) Wyoming......................89 Bush
(48) Idaho........................87 Bush
(49) Utah.........................87 Bush
(50) Mississippi..................85 Bush
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haha, actually...
illinois went to kerry, as well.
yeah, I didnt actually fact check that. Lazy as I am, ctrl+c and ctrl+p worked just fine.

yo

Anonymous

November 4 2004, 11:36:02 UTC 12 years ago

whats your thoughts on western sahara? hmmmm?

-todd
If this is a quiz to see how much I know about their desires to be an independent nation, then yes, Todd, I'll indulge you with my opinions. I'm never one to pass up a discussion, even if its with someone that I dont like.

To me it looks pretty similar to every other colonization attempt transitioning into the modern world, just coming a little later than most. I dont know if they really have the right to do it or not, but I dont like the way the moroccan government has handling it. Some of my berber friends agree with it and others dont, but I really dont see a point to it.

There are really no benifits that I see with the way that the government of morocco is progressing. 30 years ago I would say yes, secetion would be a great idea. But now I think it would be much harder to set up their own govermnent from scratch than to go with the new moroccan king, who I think is doing marvelous things to set up democracy there already. At this point its a mute point and not worth fighting for except that there are political leaders there that see this as the easiest road to power of a country.