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This just in from Arnie..
"If you believe your family knows how to spend your money better than the government does, then you are a Republican!"
So let me get this straight.. I believe my family knows how to spend money better than the government, so I should vote for a party that spends billions on unnecessary wars?

Though it's an irrelevant point anyway, since I wouldn't trust my family with money ;o)

Right now, I see American politics in much the same way as I see "World's Most Lethal Police Chases" - I'm watching it, and deep down I want everything to work out okay for everybody involved, but there's a part of me that wants to see the fleeing car-thief explode in a ball of flames and take a load of people with him.. On the assumption that the world is going to Hell anyway, Bush would make more interesting news coverage over the next four years than Kerry...

Of course, I (mostly) jest.. but still, I think the social climate in the US is too far gone at the minute.. It's becoming more and more acceptable to be openly fascist, helped in no small part by the fact that the citizens seem to think that their media is left-leaning, when by European definitions, it's still pretty far-right. People trying to take a centrist position find themselves way to the right of the rest of the world..

Ho hum...

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speaking as an american in new york city during the rnc, i would beg to differ on that last point.

Feel free. But I swear, Norway's populist right-wing party ("Progress Party", dear me) would likely be regarded as communist in the US. You practically have no political left anymore (or center). Just a spectre of it.

I wouldn't be at all surprised. I'm personally a fan, but then I do get called a tree-hugging pinko commie liberal every now and then. Everything's relative, of course, and you have to take things one step at a time. Somehow I don't see a massive swing towards anything in the same ballpark as functional socialism or a multi-party system happening for a while. So we're focusing on getting rid of Bush right now.

tree-hugging pinko commie liberal

Now that's an amusing(ly ambiguous) name to be called :-)

And I completely agree - get rid of Bush first (please).

Oh, and by last point I had actually meant the part about it being ok to be facist. Sorry for the confusion.

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