Monday, November 06, 2006

Return from Albuquerque, or welcome back to the *real* world

Returning from Albuquerque yesterday afternoon, we mistakenly turned on the radio as we drew closer to civilization. From listening to NPR we learned from Jimmy Carter why the U.S. does not qualify to have observers oversee the election process: It doesn't meet, or violates, conditions necessary for fair elections.

But more disturbing was the NPR story on the results of the Pew Research Center's latest and last poll conducted before tomorrow's election. It's showing strong Republican gains, citing such factors as the Kerry - Bush spat and the improving economy by some as the reasons behind the re-energized republicans.

Sadly, we were returning to the same Universe we had escaped just the day before. And I got the eerie feeling the latest poll was greasing us for the surprising election results (!) we'll all enjoy beginning tomorrow evening. Either that or America is a nation of more ignorant bastards than even I can comprehend.

4 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

"or America is a nation of more ignorant bastards than even I can comprehend" ...

well, i don't know about you, but I can comprehend a shitload of ignorance and it still wouldn't equal the sheer volume displayed by jerks who would vote to continue with this trainwreck. ~~ D.K.

azgoddess said...

polls are full of shit...really they are

anyone can manipulate the facts..and produce a poll

just vote and Vote for PEACE!

dada said...

see Raed?

"I can comprehend a shitload of ignorance and it still wouldn't equal the sheer volume displayed by jerks who would vote to continue with this trainwreck."

We're in the same boat! Despite the "shitload of ignorance" you ARE able to conjure up, it's still not equal to amount that really exists out there. What a bitch, huh? (grin)

dada said...

az: Re your assessment of polls, I agree, save for exit polls which really did seem to work. That's probably why they've been outlawed here in America, huh?

Well, with polls saying the dems are way more popular and polls saying the repugs are making huge gains, it appears some of them will prove right. Today we'll find out. (If only we could trust the vote counters.)