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David.
11-02-2004, 12:02 AM
I'm still undecided. Who should I vote for? Poll forthcoming


(I'm not really gonna listen, though I AM still undecided, I won't say between who )

David.
11-02-2004, 12:04 AM
vote Gaz 2004!

Michael Michigan
11-02-2004, 12:05 AM
Don't vote.

David.
11-02-2004, 12:06 AM
good idea

David.
11-02-2004, 12:07 AM
I might write in Hilary Duff.

Joe Seahawk
11-02-2004, 12:08 AM
You might be able to score some free crack if you vote for Kerry..

David.
11-02-2004, 12:09 AM
mmmm crack

DenverChief
11-02-2004, 12:09 AM
I might write in Hilary Duff.

Alotta Vagina?

David.
11-02-2004, 12:11 AM
Alotta Vagina?

christ I hope so.

Joe Seahawk
11-02-2004, 12:20 AM
"In that this will be my last column before the presidential election, there will be no sarcasm, no attempts at witty repartee. The topic is too serious, and the stakes are too high.

This November we will vote in the only election during our lifetime that will truly matter. Because America is at a once-in-a-generation crossroads, more than an election hangs in the balance. Down one path lies retreat, abdication and a reign of ambivalence. Down the other lies a nation that is aware of its past and accepts the daunting obligation its future demands. If we choose poorly, the consequences will echo through the next 50 years of history. If we, in a spasm of frustration, turn out the current occupant of the White House, the message to the world and ourselves will be two-fold.

First, we will reject the notion that America can do big things. Once a nation that tamed a frontier, stood down the Nazis and stood upon the moon, we will announce to the world that bringing democracy to the Middle East is too big a task for us. But more significantly, we will signal to future presidents that as voters, we are unwilling to tackle difficult challenges, preferring caution to boldness, embracing the mediocrity that has characterized other civilizations. The defeat of President Bush will send a chilling message to future presidents who may need to make difficult, yet unpopular decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the decisions. America has always been a nation that rises to the demands of history regardless of the costs or appeal. If we turn away from that legacy, we turn away from who we are.

Second, we inform every terrorist organization on the globe that the lesson of Somalia was well learned. In Somalia we showed terrorists that you don't need to defeat America on the battlefield when you can defeat them in the newsroom. They learned that a wounded America can become a defeated America. Twenty-four hour news stations and daily tracing polls will do the heavy lifting, turning a cut into a fatal blow. Except that Iraq is Somalia times 10. The election of John Kerry will serve notice to every terrorist in every cave that the soft underbelly of American power is the timidity of American voters. Terrorists will know that a steady stream of grizzly photos for CNN is all you need to break the will of the American people. Our own self-doubt will take it from there. Bin Laden will recognize that he can topple any American administration without setting foot on the homeland.

It is said that America's WWII generation is its "greatest generation." But my greatest fear is that it will become known as America's "last generation." Born in the bleakness of the Great Depression and hardened in the fire of WWII, they may be the last American generation that understands the meaning of duty, honor, and sacrifice. It is difficult to admit, but I know these terms are spoken with only hollow detachment by many (but not all) in my generation. Too many citizens today mistake "living in America" as "being an American." But America has always been more of an idea than a place. When you sign on, you do more than buy real estate. You accept a set of values and responsibilities. This November, my generation, which has been absent too long, must grasp that 100 years from now historians will look back at the election of 2004 and see it as the decisive election of our century. Depending on the outcome, they will describe it as the moment America joined the ranks of ordinary nations; or they will describe it as the moment the prodigal sons and daughters of the greatest generation accepted their burden as caretakers of the City on the Hill." - Matthew Manweller
Central Washington University political science professor

Michael Michigan
11-02-2004, 12:24 AM
By Mathew Manweller--Do you know this guy?

DenverChief
11-02-2004, 12:26 AM
preferring caution to boldness

Wonder where the Roman Empire would be if they would have been a little more cautious and a lot less bold

HolmeZz
11-02-2004, 12:30 AM
Gaz, pants down.

Joe Seahawk
11-02-2004, 12:31 AM
By Mathew Manweller--Do you know this guy?

Nope.. But I found myself agreeing with this article emphatically..

MadProphetMargin
11-02-2004, 12:34 AM
Nope.. But I found myself agreeing with this article emphatically..


Me too. We aren't sufficiently afraid of terrorists, I think.

He hit the nail on the head.

We should vote out of fear, and never, ever question if Bush has actually been effective against terrorists.

Michael Michigan
11-02-2004, 12:35 AM
Nope.. But I found myself agreeing with this article emphatically..

This is why I wondered and it was a good read.

About the Writer: Mathew Manweller is a political science professor at Central Washington University.

DenverChief
11-02-2004, 12:37 AM
Me too. We aren't sufficiently afraid of terrorists, I think.

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THERE IS ONE BEHIND YOU!

Joe Seahawk
11-02-2004, 12:45 AM
THERE IS ONE BEHIND YOU!

:shake:

3,173 people really did have one behind them on Sep 11th, so I find you're joke incredibly tasteless..

Saggysack
11-02-2004, 12:48 AM
It's all good Joe. George W. Bush will save you. Or have you saved, somethin like that....atleast.

MadProphetMargin
11-02-2004, 01:18 AM
THERE IS ONE BEHIND YOU!

THE CALL IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE PENTAGON!

MPM,
Is even more "incredibly tasteless" than you.

MadProphetMargin
11-02-2004, 01:20 AM
This is why I wondered and it was a good read.

About the Writer: Mathew Manweller is a political science professor at Central Washington University.

Is being a chickenshit necessary for tenure, or did he just feel the need to do extra credit?

patteeu
11-02-2004, 06:59 AM
Don't vote.

Yep. I picked the Gaz option because anyone who was still undecided a week or two ago, shouldn't really be voting in this election.

David.
11-02-2004, 10:25 AM
Yep. I picked the Gaz option because anyone who was still undecided a week or two ago, shouldn't really be voting in this election.

that's it, I'm going to vote Bush to cancel your vote out.

BIG_DADDY
11-02-2004, 10:27 AM
Wow, John "Rice Patties" Kerry is winning.

David.
11-02-2004, 10:30 AM
actually, I think I'm going for Badnarik. I'm off to the polls now. Hope it doesn't take TOO long.

BIG_DADDY
11-02-2004, 10:31 AM
actually, I think I'm going for Badnarik. I'm off to the polls now. Hope it doesn't take TOO long.


Good Call!!! :thumb: