Hey, Ohio!

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I’ll give you 5 dollars if you vote for Kerry.

Eh? Eh?

Take it or leave it.

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  • Fraser

    Candian dollar jumped .71 of a cent on news that Bush won.

  • http://3jtl1.blogspot.com jason

    Wow… continued hegemony, for only less than a penny?!? Sign me up!

  • Fraser

    Sometimes you just have to let a thing fall, and then rebuild from the rubble. That’s what Bush is.

    Also, this time 3 years ago the Canadian dollar was at 67 cents. Now it’s at 82 cents. Where will it be in another 3 years under Bush? I am giddy with hope, especially in light of our current economic strength and housing boom.

    The American military is stretched thin. We know it, the UN knows it, Iran knows it and the American people know it. If we want a functioning UN to work, the citizens of the only remaining super power have to feel as though uniliateralism is a too costly doctorin to follow. The deaths and huge price tag of the Iraq occupation and not catching Osama ensure that the American people realize that they can’t, easily, strong arm any nation they want. America can throw it’s military weight around, but the cost is alot of debt and alot of death. Americans won’t stand for that forever. Army recruitment is down.

    After 4 more years of Bush the Americans will temper their resolve, focus on domestic issues like their balooning debt, become a gentler nation and begin to act as a partner on the world stage rather than an overseer.

    The only advantages to Kerry winning would be a fresh start on trade negotiations between Canada and the US and the potential for the UN to be more involved in Iraq. And Kerry was making protectionist noises, so he likely wouldn’t have been very good for Canada either.

    Finally, Kerry wanted to stop Toronto from shipping it’s garbage to Michigan. That alone makes me thankful he didn’t win.

    Bush winning is good for alot of reasons. America will come out a different nation after Bush. A nation that is sick of war, debt, job losses, and being alone.

    Bush winning is good for alot of reasons.

  • Kiran

    And then he will sign into law House Bill #420934-B decreeing ponies and candy for everyone!

  • http://3jtl1.blogspot.com jason

    Couple of things…

    The President doesn’t really have that much of an effect on trade issues; it’s the houses of Congress that make those kinds of policies. And, even though Kerry was griping about Toronto garbage in Michigan, under NAFTA he can’t do anything about it.

    The Canadian dollar rising against the US dollar isn’t a good sign for the States… but what American pays attention to the value of the loonie, which is only really reported on PBS? Or the euro, or the yen? The average American doesn’t care about exchange rates, for a bevy of reasons.

    And do you really think that more than 49% of Americans will somehow, in the next four years of Fear and Loathing In the United States, wake up and realize exactly how far down the path to destruction (of all of us, not just themselves) they’ve traipsed? I doubt it.

    I’ve been optimistic these past few months, but last night really threw me for a loop. All that money, time, blood, sweat and tears by the non-wackofuck-right was all for naught.

    Fear won in 2004. And look out, ’cause Fear drives a pretty mean steamroller.

  • Fraser

    As far as the dollar goes it doesn’t matter if the American people notice the day to day rise and fall of their greenback. What matters is when they realize that their industry can’t afford to expand and upgrade, and their business becomes less competitve on the world market. They do feel the pinch of a less robust economy than their used to.

    The US economy is a juggernaght. But it is getting sick.

    What Americans do have to notice, and they will, is American casualties in Iraq, and the billions of dollars that the president has to ask for to keep fighting in Iraq. Believe me, they’ll notice that.

    The Americans aren’t even close to “destruction”. What they are close to is having China and the European Union actually be able to challenge their hyper-power status.

    China and the EU aren’t their yet. They couldn’t prevent a war in Iraq, but they did make it a very unsavory war for the Americans. Iraq is a hard pill to swallow, and it’s just going to get worse as time goes on.

    Things will work out. The US will still be a power, it just won’t be an untouchable power as it once was. Al Qaeda proved that on 9/11, America’s current spending habits are unsusstaible. Their’s only one outcome to all of this.

    America is going to have to take a step back from hyperpowerdom. It’ll still be a strong nation, just not rediculously so.

  • http://3jtl1.blogspot.com jason

    Aw, it’s all shite anyway. It’s a good thing I still have my Y2K bunker up and running. See you all in 2008.

  • http://www.tunerds.com Riz

    Nader 2008: Still fucking up the Democrats chances.
    Nader 2008: I can totally win this time dude.
    Nader 2008: Seatbelts for none.
    Nader 2008: We need a fucking hippie after 8-years of Bush.
    Nader 2008: Just let me win one state and I’ll stop running.
    Nader 2008: A leader who knows where Alaska is.
    Nader 2008: Dude, I totally slowed down automatic windows. I can change things!

  • Chris

    Predictions for the next 4 years:

    The rich will get richer.
    The poor will get poorer.
    Oil prices will become obscene.
    Alternative fuel sources will not be seriously developed (at least, not in the US).
    The Daily Show will remain hilarious.
    The US Government will remain hilarious.
    Minority rights will be trampled for 20 years or more.
    The Canadian dollar will be worth nearly a dollar, and I will do a lot more online shopping.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    I like the online shopping bit.

    Don’t forget greenhouse gas emissions. Status quo or higher.

  • Chris

    Oh yeah, I completely forgot. We’ll be Venus II in a few revolutions.

    Oh, and just for fun: People will stop believing in John Titor.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    The civil war in the United States will start in 2004. I would describe it as having a Waco type event every month that steadily gets worse. The conflict will consume everyone in the US by 2012 and end in 2015 with a very short WWIII.

  • Chris

    …when Russia nukes the hell out of North America. Fun times ahead.

  • http://www.westcoastgirl.com ‘nee

    Pshaw. That’s been happening in Israel for fifty years and so far nothing terrible has happened. Not counting, of course, terrible things that have happened everybody living in Israel and Palestine. They’re screwed. The US’ll probably manage to contain it within their own borders, since they’re protectionist by nature anyway.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    See? It’s a good thing Kerry didn’t get in. He would have kept it within both our borders.

  • http://3jtl1.blogspot.com jason

    Yeah. Funny how that works sometimes.

  • http://www.lobstersox.com freeman

    It’s funny because your new deal filenames are the exact same as mine. OMG INTERNET FRAUD.

  • http://www.guzzlingcakes.com/ Eve

    Whatwhatwhat?