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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
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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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To: ambrose

This is Dr. Frasier Crane.....I'm listening.


21 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:12 AM PST by Mr. Keys (Sensitive war? French recipe for disaster)
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To: ambrose
On the brighter side, this could lead to BIG profits for the Pharmaceutical industry.................


22 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:23 AM PST by DoctorMichael (The Fourth Estate is a Fifth Column!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 26lemoncharlie

I doubt it. Spoiled children whine, but never actually do anything.


23 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:32 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

That's okay - good for the coffee business.


24 posted on 11/07/2004 7:30:35 AM PST by matchwood
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To: Capriole

Pass out rope and razor blades.


25 posted on 11/07/2004 7:31:01 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

Hey, you gotta get over it
Hey, you gotta get over it

It's too bad I'm not sad
It's casting over
It's just one of those things
You'll have to get over it


26 posted on 11/07/2004 7:31:25 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( ((the VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN...4 more years !)))
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To: ambrose

What these girlymen need is a bracing Canadian winter. The golden opportunities waiting for them in Canada will make those ceramicists, street performers, mimes and interpretive dancers sit up and take notice. Canada has a desperate shortage of these plus a crying need for more lesbian poets, herbal healers and aroma therapists too. Liberal arts graduates from really progressive universities are dazzled with big bucks by generous Canadian industries. Canada's socialist economy will shower immigrants with tons of free stuff. Homosexual don't have to worry about expensive medicines for their AIDS infected lovers either, the Canadian health care system is happy to provide everything they need. Don't delay, disgruntled liberals, Canada Wants You!


27 posted on 11/07/2004 7:33:03 AM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Hey liberals!! Peel your stupid bumperstickers! He lost! BwaaaaaHaaaHaaa!!)
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To: MEG33

Maybe Seattle wasn't meant to survive:-)


28 posted on 11/07/2004 7:33:06 AM PST by international american (RKBA RULES!!)
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To: ambrose
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.

Dublin, where I grew up, has 6 hours daylight in midwinter; and as for clouds, no one does overcast like Ireland. And yet, how often do you hear the Irish whining?

29 posted on 11/07/2004 7:34:26 AM PST by Right Wing Professor
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

ping....bring yer meds.


30 posted on 11/07/2004 7:35:52 AM PST by 1john2 3and4 (Thank God!)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

"What these girlymen need is a bracing Canadian winter. The golden opportunities waiting for them in Canada will make those ceramicists, street performers, mimes and interpretive dancers sit up and take notice. Canada has a desperate shortage of these plus a crying need for more lesbian poets, herbal healers and aroma therapists too. Liberal arts graduates from really progressive universities are dazzled with big bucks by generous Canadian industries. Canada's socialist economy will shower immigrants with tons of free stuff. Homosexual don't have to worry about expensive medicines for their AIDS infected lovers either, the Canadian health care system is happy to provide everything they need. Don't delay, disgruntled liberals, Canada Wants You!"


Yours sir...is my nomination for post of the week.


31 posted on 11/07/2004 7:36:24 AM PST by Armedanddangerous (Death to traitors)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

I have a feeling that Seattle is really over the election, but the ones who are still "gloomy" are the Mass Media..Washington Post, Seattle Times, The Lone Star Iconoclast.......bwaaaaaaaaaaahhahaaaaaaaa....SORELOSERS...


32 posted on 11/07/2004 7:36:57 AM PST by AmericanMade1776 ( ((the VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN...4 more years !)))
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To: ambrose

Seattle people like to say, "Tell everybody how terrible it is here .. how much it rains, how much you hate it. That way, they won't move here." Seattle has a much more pleasant daytime than California .. the sunlight is softer, more filtered by the atmosphere, and easier on the eyes.


33 posted on 11/07/2004 7:37:18 AM PST by Tax Government (Stop Freeploading. Become a monthly contributor to FR.)
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To: ambrose

That IS best!LOL


34 posted on 11/07/2004 7:39:11 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: ambrose
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.

Maybe they should all commit suicide.

35 posted on 11/07/2004 7:39:21 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: ambrose

"Yes! Yesss!! Oh, let me taste your tears, Seattle...mm, your tears are so yummy and sweet. Oh, the tears of unfathomable sadness! My-ymmuy."

36 posted on 11/07/2004 7:40:54 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: ambrose
O Schadenfreude, O Schadenfreude,

Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

Wie oft hat schon zur Winterszeit

Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!

O Schadenfreude, O Schadenfreude,

Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

37 posted on 11/07/2004 7:43:24 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: Right Wing Professor

But don't they have outrageously high rates of alcoholism and suicide?


38 posted on 11/07/2004 7:47:52 AM PST by BunnySlippers (George W. Bush is our president ... Get over it!)
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To: ambrose

Gloom descends on the great liberal Mecca.

39 posted on 11/07/2004 7:48:18 AM PST by Semi Civil Servant (This space for sale.)
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To: ambrose

Seattle is controlled by government and labor unions. Like San Francisco there is also a large gay contingent that resists a cultural change to moral conservatism.

To the south of Seattle lie pockets of disgruntled blue collar neighborhoods. Decades of layoffs and hiring booms have left a population accustomed to seeking often frivolous disability and freebie subsidies from the state.

Along the Seattle side of Lake Washington and along the north side of the City facing the Puget Sound are a new demographic of more conservative minded families and young professionals. They choose to live in Seattle to avoid the long commutes from the eastside of Bellevue-Redmond-Kirkland. They keep their politics silent out of fear of getting into confrontation with very vocal liberals.

The University of Washington lies more to the northend of Lake Washington and by a cut leading ultimately to the Puget Sound. It supports fringe groups that border on terrorist cells.

Abortion issues keep women voting democrat. In my opinion many of these women had abortions early because of loose morals and need the democrat party platform to soothe their angst about how thay 'corrected' their mistake. Roe vs. Wade provides them an affirmation that they are in some sort of mainstream of national consciousness.

No idea how the perspectives of pro-abortion women will ever change since they see Christians as opposed to their 'mistake' of getting pregnant. They fear Christians.

Many such women in their 40s and 50s say they got married because they got pregnant and they are bitter that they married too young and often to a man who could not care for them while suffering layoffs repeatedly with the boom and bust cycle of Boeing and their many subcontractors.

Seattle's economy is now more diversified but lags in employment because of an unfriendly business environment. The rest of the state appears to be 'getting it' but the city of Seattle is stuck in liberal mud.


40 posted on 11/07/2004 7:49:53 AM PST by Hostage
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To: Semi Civil Servant

LOL, that looks like any typical day in Seattle.


41 posted on 11/07/2004 7:51:01 AM PST by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: shagbark

I know of one in Seattle. He is exactly a gloom and doom idiot!!!


42 posted on 11/07/2004 7:53:06 AM PST by GW and Twins Pawpaw (Sheepdog for Five [Right wing, Bush voting, gun loving, abortion hating, Red State citizen...Pawpaw])
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To: Hostage

that pretty much nailed it. All true


43 posted on 11/07/2004 7:57:10 AM PST by ezoeni
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To: ambrose
"...Symptoms include sadness, irritability, gluttony, weight gain, menstrual difficulties and interpersonal strain."

Geeeez! That sounds like Seattle all year around!

44 posted on 11/07/2004 7:57:29 AM PST by albee (Those who desire peace should prepare for war.)
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To: austinaero

well my parents live in Snohomish and they are NOT blue. I'd say for them and at least 1/3rd of those like them up there, the election results were like Prozac on Steroids! My poor little brother though... he lives on Capital Hill (need I say more?). I better go visit him.


45 posted on 11/07/2004 7:58:39 AM PST by paulsy
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To: ambrose

I believe there are many high bridges in the Seattle area.


46 posted on 11/07/2004 7:58:54 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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To: ambrose; CyberCowboy777; Salvation; dueler88

They'll be dancing naked in the streets of Fremont and stroking their giant bronze statue of Lenin again by Spring Solstice, don't you worry.


47 posted on 11/07/2004 8:01:51 AM PST by Mr.Atos (http://mysandmen.blogspot.com)
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To: ambrose

W 1!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!


48 posted on 11/07/2004 8:03:29 AM PST by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: ambrose; NaughtiusMaximus; HoustonCurmudgeon; Baynative; Capriole
IMHO, SAD is a bunch of BS manufactured to sell Lights, Drugs and Misery. (BTW: I've lived in AK for 7+ years, now.) I think there are maybe 5-10 people per bazillion that actually have some problem, the rest are just whiners, wimps and other malcontents. This article says 20-30% of the populace of Seattle has a problem with SAD. I'll bet that 95% of those SAD sacks fit most, if not damn near all, of this profile:
49 posted on 11/07/2004 8:04:22 AM PST by FreeRadical (Blue Counties, Like Blue Helmets, Make Good Targets)
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To: Tax Government
Seattle has a much more pleasant daytime than California .. the sunlight is softer, more filtered by the atmosphere, and easier on the eyes.

Having grown up in Southern California and having lived at various latitudes above and below Seattle, I can honestly say that is one of the silliest things I have ever heard.

50 posted on 11/07/2004 8:04:31 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Santorum 2008)
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