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November 1st, 2004

the only earth?

republicans gone wild

Josh Bearman reports from the Sunshine State about local Republicans and their Halloween adventures: dressing as San Francisco gay rights activists at heavily Democratic polling places.
“I know all about Polk street and the Castro,” he said. “Stanford University. I’m from San Francisco, and I’m for gay marriage.” He was wearing a yellow golf shirt, tucked into khaki chino shorts with a call phone clipped to his belt — the Republican uniform. “Our candidate, John Kerry, supports gay marriage, gay adoption, everything gay.”

The ruse, apparently, was supposed to target this church-going Democratic crowd by misrepresenting Kerry’s politics. It was a little surprising at first; but then again, that’s the only way Republicans can win: by misleading people [laweekly]

Check out the link for the rest of the story, photos of republicans "supporting" women & their right to choose, telltale signs of inauthenticity, and the power of video capture to chase them away.

I think I'm ready for this whole thing to be over.
hipstamirror

halloween scene

We weren't kidding when we told you it would be a very special halloween party in Pioneer Square. We know you're probably depressed as hell that you couldn't make it out on a Sunday night halloween to see for yourself, but thanks to the miracle of modern internet technologies I've posted a few more pictures from the end of the party at Tim's loft so that you can live vicariously through digital imaging. [flickr]
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foot traffic, hub lawn

I didn't get around to posting these until now, but on Friday the H.U.B. lawn was decorated with markers symbolizing casualties in the Iraq War. It was an impressive display, both in terms of execution and message. [flickr]
the only earth?

event horizon

At Pub Quiz tonight, we were losing badly and talking about the election and which states Kerry would win and what we would do if he lost. I hate to admit it, but I can't even imagine Wednesday, regardless of the result.

Maybe it's some sort of low grade post-traumatic shock syndrome from 2000. Or maybe it's the fact that I've spent the past six years dreading or despising a Bush presidency. Tack on a couple more for the Clinton impeachment, etc. and it's been a long dark few years. I can only hope that a Kerry victory will bring a little relief, if not happiness.

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I'm going to get up early to do G.O.T.V. in either the 11th to make up for my weekend moveon neglect.

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Maybe I'll see you at the Stranger election party at Chop Suey?