Saturday, November 6, 2004

The weekend was surreal with all the Arafat 'dead or alive' maddness---The Israeli media said he was dead---Even the minister of Luxembourg said he was dead---then he said oops I didn't mean that, I take it back---Bush said "God Bless His Soul"---Then everyone said 'he's not dead, what's wrong with you people!'---He's brain dead---No he isn't, and will everyone please stop guessing (at least that's what that French guy in Uniform might have said)---then envoys said that he was in a reversible coma, to counter the claims that he was in an irreversible coma---Now the papers just say ' he is between life and death', because it's just too damn confusing to say anything else...the fast food style of life has made everyone so impatient, can't wait for official declarations about a man's health, can't wait to count votes, can't wait to invade countries...fast fast fast...

The blogs and news sites are filled with stories about how the votes were stolen this time round, and some are pretty scary:

The Ultimate Felony Against Democracy by Thom Hartmann
Machine Error Gives Bush Thousands of Extra Ohio Votes November 5, 2005, Associated Press
Polls match outcome in paper trail votes, But don't match in the e-voting states
Although the exit polls show that most voters in Ohio punched cards for Kerry-Edwards, thousands of these votes were simply not recorded. This was predictable and it was predicted. [See TomPaine.com, "An Election Spoiled Rotten," November 1.]

But then again, maybe some people just can't believe the result...you decide.

The ever helpful Canadians have started a "marry an American' drive to, and I quote, "sacrifice their singlehood to save our southern neighbours from four more years of cowboy conservatism."---will they get a lot of Americans dressed in wedding gear knocking on their doors? Reuters says: "The number of U.S. citizens visiting Canada's main immigration Web site has shot up six-fold as Americans flirt with the idea of abandoning their homeland after President George W. Bush's election win this week"---Good luck folks, maybe a liberal country and a conservative one can live peacefully side by side...

Fallujah is about to be blasted some more---The BBC (FM 90.1) had a spokesman for the families of the town begging coalition forces not to attack, he said that families have fled their homes and their belongings to save themselves from the attack, and that it feels like world war 3 That was on the 9am news, it will probably be repeated---10,000 GIs Ring Fallujah in Preparation for Massive Battle---The Seattle Times reports that "The number of dead and wounded from the expected battle to retake insurgent-controlled Fallujah probably will reach levels not seen since Vietnam" ---The BBC News website spoke by phone to a reporter in Falluja, who described how people left in the city live on through siege and bombardment---UN chief Kofi Annan has warned Iraqi and coalition governments against an assault on the Iraqi city of Falluja---Allawi rejects Annan's Fallujah warning... Pictures from Fallujah..




4 comments:

shady q80 said...

How will you celebrate the death of arafat?

Why do you read the news?

kwtia said...

I can't say that I have ever celebrated anyone's death and I hope I never do, Shady.
I guess I read the news because I am addicted to it.

Drunk'n'Gorgeous said...

Y'know that they say cats have seven lives right? Well I think Arafat has 10 or so. They've been so many assassination attempts and yet he's still alive lol I mean coming out of a plane crash alive is really something plus now he's battling with cancer or whatever it is he has, which I think will only take ten years out of his life. The guy really really really wants to live lol

kwtia said...

Forgot about all those times D&G, thanks for the reminder, it is pretty strange...