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Posted: 10/23/2004 8:31:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/23/2004 8:32:23 AM EST by Spade]
www.guardian.co.uk/theguide/columnists/story/0,,1333748,00.html

Full article at link. I cut it some.


Dumb show

Charlie Brooker
Saturday October 23, 2004
The Guardian

Heady times. The US election draws ever nearer, and while the rest of the world bangs its head against the floorboards screaming "Please God, not Bush!", the candidates clash head to head in a series of live televised debates. It's a bit like American Idol, but with terrifying global ramifications. You've got to laugh.

Or have you? Have you seen the debates? I urge you to do so. The exemplary BBC News website (www.bbc.co.uk/news) hosts unexpurgated streaming footage of all the recent debates, plus clips from previous encounters, through Reagan and Carter, all the way back to Nixon versus JFK.

Watching Bush v Kerry, two things immediately strike you. First, the opening explanation of the rules makes the whole thing feel like a Radio 4 parlour game. And second, George W Bush is... well, he's... Jesus, where do you start?.................
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Throughout the debate, John Kerry, for his part, looks and sounds a bit like a haunted tree. But at least he's not a lying, sniggering, drink-driving, selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat. And besides, in a fight between a tree and a bush, I know who I'd favour.

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod's law dictates he'll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr - where are you now that we need you?

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 8:33:01 AM EST
He'll undoubtedly get a visit from the contemporary MIB.

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 8:37:53 AM EST
Dear God, I'm tired of the Left and other countries IGNORING the free Iraqis who are more than grateful to be out from under a tyrant's boot. I think they (the Leftists and foreign liberals) just don't grasp the reality that people in some countries don't have the freedoms that they do, and don't have it as good as they do.

Sheesh. Freedom and liberty are good enough for THEM, but not good enough for the Iraqis???
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