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RE: Group holds fast to Kerry cause with Beacon Hill vigil By Donovan Slack, Globe Staff (December 29, 2004)
by Robin Baneth
Yesterday, a member of the Boston Coalition Against Election Fraud — petitioning outside John Kerry’s home — tried to persuade a passerby to send a post card to Kerry urging the senator not to certify the electoral college results. The pedestrian replied that he was perfectly happy with the election results, being a Republican. ’’I guess everybody needs a cause," he said.
Please someone enlighten us as to what the Republican’s cause is? According to a good source, everybody has a cause, what’s his?
You heard me. What the hell do you Republicans stand for? A leaner, meaner government? A new state church? Lower taxes? Safer world?
Yes, the Coalition Against Election Fraud in Boston has taken up a cause instead of staying at home and watching The Apprentice or the White House Channel. Those cutie pies.
Republicans tentatively have their "man" in office. So, Republicans, what is it that you are so content about? What is your big picture for America and the world? Please explain your intentions for my 9 year old daughter?
Please articulate the reason we are still in Iraq. Try not to use the word oil in your explanation.
Please justify this incredible drunken spending spree we are on. What are we getting for our money? Yes, Democratic money too.
Do you wake up each day wondering how the world can be a better place or do you just try to make sure you can buy a big house, impressive car, go on vacation, and send your kids you college? Can you see beyond your nose? Did Clinton not help you in this regard?
Ask a Republican why we are in Iraq and they stop the conversation, turn away, matter-of-factly state: "I don’t want to talk about it."
128 million dollars a day on this war and they do not want to talk about it!
1,100 plus American soldiers dead and they have nothing to say regarding why. It’s one of those hush-hush topics, like incest. Want to talk about the weather?
Want to talk about Bush’s failures before, during and after 9/11, like having one terrorism meeting in his first nine months of office? Or do you prefer to talk about Clinton’s orgies?
Want to talk about flu shots or is Janet Jackson’s right boob really pierced?
40,000 serious physical wartime injuries but let’s talk about our pet’s leg humping habit.
200,000 veterans will return needing therapy, family, and social support but Oracle merged with PeopleSoft.
Want to talk about about Tom Delay ethics violations and rules changes or is today triple-coupon day?
Want to talk about expensive nation-building or are we going to have an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl in January?
Want to talk about the impending draft or do you prefer bottled beer or draft?
Want to talk about the unemployment rate or maybe Shrek III is in production?
Want to talk about heating prices or maybe it is time to buy an IPOD?
Want to talk about the Kyoto treaty and global warming or want to talk about the weather?
Want to discuss the ability of the local police to search your house on an anonymous tip or let’s talk about golf?
Want to talk about the skyrocketing abortion rate or want to talk about a recipe for brownies?
Want to converse regarding the bilking of Medicare and Social Security or did the NHL lockout end yet?
Want to talk about Warren County, Ohio locking out the media on election night or want to talk about Scott Peterson’s verdict?
Want to talk about -16,022 votes for Gore in Volusia County, Florida or let’s talk about the pretty clouds?
Want to talk about -25 million votes in Youngstown, Ohio this time or let’s talk about the Anderson and Lee video?
Want to talk about 10 hour waits to vote outside Columbus, Ohio or maybe mini-skirts are making a comeback?
Want to talk about 57,000 reports of election embarrassments to the GAO or let’s talk about election fraud in the Ukraine?
What do you want to talk about? Please let’s not discuss anything of importance our contentment depends on it.
In fact, Republicans, don’t talk to me at all. I can no longer look in your eyes as you make me feel sick.
Unless you can answer these questions.
Republicans, what exactly pleases you with the current situation and what drugs you are on? Does Rush’s Oxy-Contin really work that well? Can I get this cure-all from Canada? Do I need a latina maid to hook me up before drug companies lock us out of Canada?
Robin Baneth, M.S., M.A.
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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