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Wednesday, November 03, 2004 :::

Silver Linings

I always look on the bright side of things. Ask anyone. I'm pretty well-known as an optimist. So here goes:

1. This particular Bush can never run again.

2. Now we'll be able to watch him crash and burn over the next four years, reserving our rights to shout "I told you so!" at the top of our lungs. That's always fun.

3. I've always kind of had the impression that I was smarter than the majority of the country. Now I have data to back it up.

Also, here is a picture of Bush's infamous "One Finger Victory Salute", just to remind you that Bush is probably taking his victory with the proper humility and decorum.

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Dan--another good thing is that the other signs of the Apocalypse have not happened yet (today). --Elayne

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:28 PM  

May I add one, Dan?

4. More Bush-isms! There's just nothing quite like a middle-aged white guy with limited intelligence spouting off words that don't exist while addressing large portions of the free world.

Can I get an "Amen"??

By Blogger Will, at 1:56 PM  


Nothing beats his eloquent pauses, stutters or words like "strategery"

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:04 PM  

Thanks Dan for your optimism. I'm not feelin' it so much today. I think I'm still in shock- I don't know why I was so optimistic!

By Blogger Tsering324, at 2:11 PM  

My 4-yr-old son pronounces patterns as paterins. I'm thinkin' he would make a fine president some day.

RE: #3 - "Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."  - Mark Twain 

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:27 PM  

My 4-yr-old son pronounces patterns as paterins. I'm thinkin' he would make a fine president some day.

RE: #3 - "Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."  - Mark Twain 

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:27 PM  

My 4-yr-old son pronounces patterns as paterins. I'm thinkin' he would make a fine president some day.

RE: #3 - "Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."  - Mark Twain 

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:27 PM  

To Anonymous (but not Fromer Original Anonymous/Hot Babes Best Friend- where have you been, anyway?)-

I love mocking his Bush-isms as much as the next person. But with so many *actual* ones out there, we don't need to perpetuate the *fake* ones. Bush never said "strategery." That was only Will Farrell on SNL. Don't be one of those annoying Dems that only serve to feed the flames of the Reps by miss quoting their guy. You make the rest of us look bad.

By Blogger hot babe, at 2:41 PM  

Dan, forget the silver lining of things, I can't believe people voted for Bush's frugazy ass!!!!

By Blogger ceclipse26, at 2:52 PM  

Miss me hb?

I am staggered. I was so firm that G.W. would not prevail in this election. It will be a sorry situation for the coming four years. But once again Dan’s optimism lifts my spirits. We will survive. Your optimism is prized, my adored Dan of Planetdan. Now I must leave you once again.

Oh and Hot babe, lighten up on the other posters…sheesh.

By Blogger Formerly Original Anonymous/hot babes best friend, at 3:45 PM  

If we all lived in Stars Hollow, shit like this wouldn't happen. BTW, was there a new episode on last night? I haven't checked the Tivo to see if it recorded anything. If there was, that's another happy thing. :)

By Blogger Maggie, at 3:57 PM  

Yes, that must be it. Bush was elected because the American people are idiots. And if you ask Alterman, it's because they're also assholes. And if you ask Pandagon, it's because they're also homophobes. And if you ask Kos, it's because they're cheaters (whether they're cheaters or not). And if you ask Oliver Willis, fuck Republicans.

Right. It can't just be that slightly more than half of the American populace agree with Bush's ideas more than Kerry's. It can't be that most Americans see that Bush's policies won't lead us to death, dismemberment, gulags, and/or begging for scraps from Mexico like the kid in the opening scene of Oliver. It can't be that most Americans don't agree with those on the left that say Bush=Hitler, that we went into Iraq for oil, and that Bush/Cheney/Halliburton/Ashcroft are put on earth to rob us of our civil rights.

I'm sorry your candidate lost. But maybe the silver lining is that you'll learn that your political opponents are not actually your enemies.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:25 PM  

Hot Babe, HAVE AT HIM (or her as the case may be). Hey anonymous my planet.

By Blogger Formerly Original Anonymous/hot babes best friend, at 6:54 PM  

I never said my political opponents were my enemies. I mocked them mercilessly, but I never said they were my enemies. Drama queen.

By Blogger dan, at 9:24 PM  

Thanks for pointing out the silver-lining, was gonna be kinda hard to see it in those over-polluted, emissions-soaked clouds.

Yeah, we are a country divided. and yeah, I think its safe to say that although those of us who voted for Kerry don't consider those who voted for Bush our enemies, we are scratching our heads at what we believe to be a big 'ol stinkin' pile of evidence....
Oh wait....I said *we believe*....we do still have a right to our own opinions don't we? Or did that go out when the GOP won?

By Blogger pixelala, at 9:26 PM  

actually it was more like 30% or less of the populace. Given that the 'record number' of people voting was only about 60% of the people who were able to vote (and that most likely misses a lot of people including everyone under 18)

so - 51% of 60% is really only 30% or less. Bush got 30% or less of the people in America to vote for him. 'American Has Spoken' my ASS!!!

By Blogger buba69, at 9:28 PM  

Yeah, this country is divided, and I agree with pixelala - the people who voted the other way aren't our enemies...they are friends, co-workers, neighbors, fellow churchgoers, etc. If Kerry would have won, the country would have been divided just the same. Unfortunately, the rest of the world doesn't see it that way. They see an America made up of self-centered citzens that are willing to throw away their vote on singular issues rather than considering every issue in front of the candidates. They see our unwillingness to be pragmatic, and they can't believe it. "How can the most powerful nation in the world be so divided?"

There was a lot of talk today from both sides of "beginning the healing", which I found offensive. I am not 'hurt'. This is what makes us American...the right to disagree. Openly. Without persecution or censor. If we all were forced to agree on everything, nothing would change. As a result, Euphorians can't stand this election. Too bad. See you in 4 years.

I read a post on another blog today from a guy who had his father tell him "Get over it. The way you feel now is exactly how I felt when Nixon won a second term -- crushed. I just couldn't believe America was that stupid. But remember what happened to Nixon that term." Wise words, I say. Very wise.

By Blogger pierre, at 1:25 AM  

What a great country we live in. The incumbent can win a MAJORITY of the vote and the Minority accuses everyone besides themselves to be "idiots". Well, fasten your seatbelt and grab a box a kleenex, you've got four more years of crying.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:06 AM  

We call you idiots and you call us cry-babies. That's the way the two party system works. Haven't you learned that yet?

Incumbent inschmumbent.

By Blogger dan, at 12:27 PM  

YEA!!! FOUR MORE YEARS OF BU_ _ SH_ _!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:32 PM  

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By Blogger Stifledfits, at 12:45 PM  

I'm with you Anonymous! (not the asshole Anonymous that's coming here to ruin the anti-bush party)

I was thinking Barak Obama in '08, but you're right. Hilary Clinton can have '08 and that will give Obama a few more years to cook in the senate and then he can have '12.

And thanks for the silver lining(s) yesterday Dan, I really needed them.

By Blogger sarie, at 1:08 PM  

I conquer- I mean, I concur with stifledfits about democracy being the rule of the weak-minded and anonymous being an idiot. Also,you forgot coke-head in "dimwitted-alcoholic fundamentalist moron president." (Although, at the moment, I'm of the opinion he's not as stupid as we'd like to think he is, which scares me even more.)

By Blogger Tsering324, at 1:13 PM  

Please tell me you have someone besides Hillary. Same with Obama. Let's let him have at least one turn in Congress before we annoint him our new savior.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:19 PM  

Wohoo!! I'm now an official blogger. No longer am I anonymous, the anti-bush (bu-- sh--), not the pro-bush party crasher. It's all because of you dan!

By Blogger stapler, at 1:49 PM  

Welcome to the blogosphere, stapler.

By Blogger dan, at 1:51 PM  

We Dems tend not to view nor "anoint" our political figures as religious ones. I guess that's another difference. It's kind of one of the founding principles of this country...

By Blogger Will, at 1:52 PM  

Okay....I wouldn't use the *d* word, but has everyone seen this?

By Blogger pixelala, at 3:52 PM  


and that's 1 point for Will. Why can't I ever think of comebacks like that?
(still 0 points for Anonymous)

By the way, what the hell is Bush doing in that picture with the one finger salute? Picking his nose?

By Blogger sarie, at 3:53 PM  

No, he's flipping off the camera man. It's a still from a video from the nineties. He's getting ready for an interview. He fixes his hair, flips off the camera, does that wierd frat boy laugh where he crinkles his nose while shaking his shoulders, and says "That's my one finger victory salute." Honest to god. It's awesome.

By Blogger dan, at 4:10 PM  

dan: "I never said my political opponents were my enemies. I mocked them mercilessly, but I never said they were my enemies. Drama queen."

Hmmm. I guess maybe I jumped to conclusions when you said "a vote for the Bush adminstration is a selfish, under-informed, ethnocentric mistake of gargantuan proportions." And when you said that everyone who voted for Bush must be less intelligent than you. And when you said that you were going to get pleasure from watching them crash and burn.

But maybe you meant all that in a friendly sort of way.

I love your blog. I think you're hilarious. I'm just a swing voter that wonders why the left is so eager to insult the intelligence of anyone that doesn't totally agree with them on every issue. If you want to win the next election, wouldn't it be better to reach out to some of those 50+ million Bush voters and try to pull some of them over to your side, instead of accusing them of preferring dark to light, evil to good, Van Halen with Sammy Haggar to Van Halen with David Lee Roth?

Anyway, didn't mean to break up the anti-Bush party. Carry on.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:02 PM  

Dang, you did your research.

But what if I hate both Sammy Haggar AND David Lee Roth?

By Blogger dan, at 5:06 PM  

Then I'm voting for *you* in the next Presidential election.

Thanks again for all the laughs.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:54 PM  

Oh, Anonymous, haven't you figured out that Dan generally considers himself to be more intelligent then *everyone*?

While I would agree that too many on the left are so eager to insult the intelligence of anyone that doesn't totally agree with them, the right is just as guilty as condemning to hell those of us that don't totally agree with them on every issue. And in order for the Democrats to win in 2008 they need to find a candidate that will excite & motivate the left because they believe in him/her. Choosing a candidate that is falsely "safe" is never the way to win. Seeing the crowd running by & saying "I must find out where my people are running so that I can lead them" is the most ineffective leader imaginable. In order for the Democratic party to win back the Oval Office, they need to nominate that individual that is willing to stand strong in the face of opposition. But I'm not sure its a lesson they're willing to learn at this time- especially if its one they may need to learn from the Republicans.

And Former Orig Anonymous- Welcome back. I've missed you desperately. What is a girl to do without you admonishing me every other comment? I'd be honored if you ever visited my blog instead of me always having to invite you back into the conversation on planetdan. That way you can ridicule & chastise me more directly &, hopefully, more often.

By Blogger hot babe, at 6:28 PM  

That's what he's been doing to us for four years and will do for four more!

By Blogger Honey21117, at 8:51 PM  

David Lee Roth Or Sammy Hagar?

By Blogger Stacy, at 10:25 PM  

I am a non-mormon,liberal,living in communist Utah. As such, I do not have a vote. But if I had had a vote, even I could have seen the the train wreck coming from behind the mormon curtain.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:15 PM  

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