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20.1.05

So who's all wearing black today??

17 Comments:

  • At 11:19 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    *raises hand*

     
  • At 11:48 AM, Blogger Jen(nifer) said…

    I was think Red, White and Blue along with my W Stands for Women button...

    (My GOD I am the only person you know, for real, who voted for Bush, wait, Susan's fiance too, right?)

    ; )

    But I am still wearing my penguin pajamas instead.

     
  • At 1:00 PM, Blogger Jennie said…

    I am just incredibly confused as to why Lyle Lovett is playing at one of the Inaugural parties. Clearly he was coerced.

    It's a sad, sad day. :(

     
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Jennie said…

    ps - you should start a drinking game that revolves around the number of times that someone named "Jennifer," "Jennie" or "Jenn" posts on your site.

    Cranberry juice, of course...

     
  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger p.p. said…

    Does underwear count? If so, then me.

     
  • At 1:46 PM, Blogger Scarlett said…

    I am blackout'd today.

     
  • At 1:46 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Well, my workpants are black.

    If I could find one of those black armbands they sometimes were in Britain, I'd put one of those on.

    Oh, and Peter's comment absolutely made my day.

     
  • At 4:52 PM, Blogger Caren said…

    I was very sad this morning when I woke up & it was SUNNY outside!! I was hoping for rain!

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger CC Baxter said…

    Didn't realize that the king was being crowned today until heading for work. Got black slacks on though...

     
  • At 8:07 PM, Blogger melyssa said…

    at the risk of having tomatoes figuratively thrown at me, i must make this comment. there was a girl at my old job who is a yellow dog democrat. she said if clinton ever came into the office, she'd kiss him. (that's an illustration of how much she love clinton and the democrat party) but at the same time, she said she had to respect the fact that bush is now president.

    i'm not saying you have to respect him. i'm not saying you have to agree with him or his policies. but i am saying that you should respect the fact that he does hold that office for another four years, and it appears that he got it legitimately this time.

    done. now let the tomatoes commence.

     
  • At 11:11 PM, Blogger Me said…

    I've already emailed most of you...

    But Jen and Jennie, I knew you would both be sane.

    The other Jen - I won't even respond because we will just disagree.

    Peter, I went for the entire "funeral mourning" thing.

    Mac and Matthew, I saw that you were both blacked out. It cracked me up. Had I seen that prior, I would have considered that. It was hysterical. Oh, but arm bands Matt? I understand that we are stuck with 4 more years of Dubya, who is the modern day Hitler, but let's avoid the swastika?

    Caren, as I said, it's grey here. In Ohio. You know, the state that fucked up?


    DERN, how did you miss it??

    melyssa, you already got my (rather lengthy) response, so I'll just post the beginning. I *don't* respect Bush, and I don't feel that I should just because he is president. You don't get respect merely by holding an office. You have to earn respect. As an attorney, as a politician, as a parent, as a friend. It's not just handed out blindly. Absolutely nothing Bush has done has earned my respect. Not his way of dealing internationally with other countries, not his domestic agenda, not his systematic taking away of my civil liberties, not his lying to start an illegitmate war that has caused almost 1500 deaths already, his hypocritical stance with "moral values" while catering to big business. What exactly am I to respect in him or the office? He's turning the office of the presidency into a joke. A complete joke.

     
  • At 1:00 AM, Blogger CC Baxter said…

    It was just starting at 6AM as I was getting ready to leave. And I forgot to write the date down on the back of my hand.....

     
  • At 8:04 AM, Blogger melyssa said…

    yes, i got your email estephania and replied:

    you misread my comment. inever said you HAD to respect bush. i said you SHOULD respect the fact that he now holds that office. it's a fact whether we like it or not. he is the president of the united states.

    and I never said it was a sure thing that the vote was legit. i said it APPEARS that way.

    and i'll also add:

    i simply respect the process that is in place in the united states. and that process says that he is president. so i'm just dealing with it. now, if you want to start a movement to change the process... i'm all ears. because frankly i don't think any president has geniunely cared about the well being of the commoner.

    -M

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Stephanie, people in Britain sometimes wear a black arm band when they are in mourning. It is solid black, and has nothing to do with the swastika. On the whole, the British, of all people, would be hardly likely to embrace a Nazi symbol.

     
  • At 9:51 AM, Blogger Me said…

    Matthew, I was being more tongue and cheek. Guess it doesn't come through via computer...

    melyssa, Oh, I was just offering my two cents on the issue. I didn't take your remarks negatively at all.

    Dern, I always forget about the crazy time difference! ;-)

     
  • At 2:38 PM, Blogger Matthew said…

    Oops. Sorry for the misunderstanding, Stephanie.

    I'm pretty bad about detecting stuff on the internet. :-(

     
  • At 10:55 PM, Blogger Ontario Emperor said…

    I'm politically closer to Jen in Buffalo (see, Jen, there's another one of us!). I didn't even hear about the wearing black thing, just the "Not One Damn Dime" campaign (so we spent over 50 bucks on dinner - heh).

    One person said that Bush's foreign policy is the most radical one since Wilson's; actually, I'd rather compare it to Roosevelt's corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. While it's not the perfect doctrine (I don't believe that you can universally say that democracy is a good thing), at least it's better than isolationism.

     

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