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hutch0
Date: 2008-09-26 22:48
Subject: politics for annoyed people
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Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:despairdespair
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I'm sick of the American Presidential election. I'm sick of the mud-slinging and the sniggering behind hands and the second-guessing and the conspiracy theories and the media x-rays and the endless fucking pundits who actually haven't the first idea what they're talking about and don't care so long as they pander to the political bias of their audience.
Henceforth, if I refer to them at all, I will be referring to the candidates as `Binky' and `Bumpy,' and their running-mates as `Sid' and `Rosebud.' I don't care which combination of them gets elected, or indeed whether any of them gets elected. Fuck 'em all. I just want it to be over.
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2008-09-27 08:59 (UTC)
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I've felt like this about all politics, UK or US, for years now. Which really isn't on when you think about it. These are potentially VERY powerful people who hold sway over the way we live our lives, and yet it all comes down to squabbling and point-scoring in the end.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-27 22:55 (UTC)
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Like you, I've felt this way for quite a while, and I can't put my finger on the point at which things changed. When did all this bollocks start?
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mylefteye
User: mylefteye
Date: 2008-09-28 13:36 (UTC)
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I've long been disaffected by politics (you can blame the excellent 'Yes, Minister' for that), but the rot really set in when the spin doctors rose to power. And spin is just a polite term for bullshit.
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hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-29 22:17 (UTC)
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The big dilemma is that you should vote. It's a privilege that an appreciable percentage of the world's population are still denied in any meaningful sense. So you should vote, even though none of the choices are palatable.
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