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BUSH'S WIN ADDS TO SEATTLE'S GLOOM
Washington Post via Mercury News ^ | 11/7

Posted on 11/07/2004 7:14:51 AM PST by ambrose

Posted on Sun, Nov. 07, 2004

BUSH'S WIN ADDS TO SEATTLE'S GLOOM

MOOD-CRUSHING WINTERTIME ARRIVES, AND JOLT OF COFFEE MAY NOT HELP

By Blaine Harden

Washington Post

SEATTLE - It has been a SAD week in Seattle, city of rain, darkness, caffeine, secularism and an 82 percent majority that voted in vain to fire President Bush.

SAD, as just about everybody here knows, is an acronym for seasonal affective disorder, the mood-crushing curse of wintertime existence in the northernmost major U.S. city in the Lower 48. An estimated 20 to 30 percent of residents experience some degree of the disorder, which researchers believe is triggered by the body's reaction to reduced natural light. Symptoms include sadness, irritability, gluttony, weight gain, menstrual difficulties and interpersonal strain.

As expected, suffering began last Sunday, with the end of daylight-saving time. Like a guillotine blade, darkness fell at 5 in the afternoon. It was the pitiless annual reminder that by midwinter, there would barely be eight hours of daylight, almost all of it sponged up by thick blankets of concrete-colored clouds that, on average, squat over Seattle 226 days a year.

The next day, election eve, it rained hard. The wind blew, roofs leaked, basements flooded and Seattle seemed to slip irretrievably into the dank funk that has given birth to the SAD resistance movement, otherwise known as excessive caffeine consumption. That movement gave birth to Starbucks and scores of other, lesser-known local purveyors of overpriced coffee.

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As election returns sank in, the city's seasonal slough of despond seemed to deepen. A local public radio talk show kicked off a lugubrious afternoon of post-election whining with a saxophone solo of ``Am I Blue?'' Several callers said they would be moving to nearby British Columbia.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: kerrydefeat
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Mongol General: We have won again. That is good! But what is best in life?

Mongol Warrior: The open steppe, fleet horse, falcon on your wrist, wind in your hair!

Mongol General: Wrong! Conan, what is best in life?

Conan: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of the women!

1 posted on 11/07/2004 7:14:51 AM PST by ambrose
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To: ambrose; Cap'n Crunch

I don't know, I'm pretty happy right now.


2 posted on 11/07/2004 7:16:04 AM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (You can turn your head away from the Berg video and still hear Al Queda's calls to prayer.n)
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To: ambrose

Gloom is a hobby in Seattle!...geez


3 posted on 11/07/2004 7:16:22 AM PST by austinaero
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To: ambrose

Just underlines the fact that we need to go back to some of the energy conservation policies of the '70's - one of which would be to keep the daylight savings time all year.


4 posted on 11/07/2004 7:18:34 AM PST by hocndoc (Choice is the # 1 killer in the US)
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To: ambrose

Better them than me.


5 posted on 11/07/2004 7:18:54 AM PST by Rocko (Congratulations, President Bush!)
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To: ambrose
Symptoms include sadness, irritability, gluttony, weight gain, menstrual difficulties and interpersonal strain.

The next four years are going to be a difficult period indeed.

6 posted on 11/07/2004 7:20:03 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: ambrose

Kurt Cobain got out of there when the going was good.


7 posted on 11/07/2004 7:21:26 AM PST by Semper Paratus (Michael)
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To: ambrose

I'll gladly sell the Socialists of Seattle some rope with which they can hang themselves.


8 posted on 11/07/2004 7:21:49 AM PST by CzarNicky (The problem with bad ideas is that they seemed like good ideas at the time.)
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To: ambrose
SEATTLE - It has been a SAD week in Seattle, city of rain, darkness, caffeine, secularism and an 82 percent majority that voted in vain to fire President Bush.

Now that makes me happy
9 posted on 11/07/2004 7:22:10 AM PST by Vision ("When you trust in yourself, you're trusting in the same wisdom that created you")
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To: ambrose

It sounds like somebody sat on their bumbershoot.


10 posted on 11/07/2004 7:22:19 AM PST by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: ambrose

LOVE TO HEAR LAMINATING WOMEN !! It's like double doses of Testosterone and Adrenelin being injected into my blood stream !!!YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!


11 posted on 11/07/2004 7:22:45 AM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
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To: Vision

Jezzzeee !!Does this mean the suicide rate will increase in Seattle??


12 posted on 11/07/2004 7:23:58 AM PST by 26lemoncharlie (Defending America)
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To: ambrose

82 percent majority? It proves that the Democrats are a bunch of doom and gloom idiots. Now keep an eye on the suicide rate.


13 posted on 11/07/2004 7:26:32 AM PST by shagbark
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To: ambrose
Awwww. Clearly what these people need is an outreach program of psychological counselling and intervention services, paid for by massive amounts of our tax dollars.

Not.

14 posted on 11/07/2004 7:26:49 AM PST by Capriole
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To: ambrose

When it rains it pours.


15 posted on 11/07/2004 7:27:05 AM PST by hflynn
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To: ambrose

LOL..WE WON...This is my last GLOAT(or perhaps not)


17 posted on 11/07/2004 7:28:37 AM PST by MEG33 ( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
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To: ambrose

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18 posted on 11/07/2004 7:29:10 AM PST by 7.62 x 51mm ( veni vidi vino visa "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: ambrose
I believe the problem with most democrats is that they live depressed lives. They live in big, crowded cities, work for a union or the government, if at all, and are single whether very young or old. Many of the others are minorities who feel they are held back.

Get out of the cities and move to small town America, even if you are still near a big city. Move South. Find a job you like or at least tolerate. Volunteer somewhere. Graduate and move on. Have a family. If inclined go to Church or Temple. Mow the grass and plant something. At the least you will feel better and it's likely you or your children will become conservative.

20 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:12 AM PST by HoustonCurmudgeon (May God Bless the President)
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