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  • Boxer opposes House GOP move to stall EPA rules

    09/22/2011 9:36:26 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/22/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    California Sen. Barbara Boxer declared war Wednesday on an effort by House Republicans to roll back environmental regulations, warning that blocking the plan in the Democratic-controlled Senate is no sure thing. The House is set to vote Friday on legislation that would delay an Environmental Protection Agency rule to require 27 states that rely heavily on coal-fired electricity generation to reduce power-plant emissions that drift into other states, and another rule that would limit mercury and other pollution from coal-fired plants. Both rules would step up enforcement of the 1970 Clean Air Act. House GOP leaders plan weekly votes throughout...
  • Traumatized Kerry supporters in Florida seek therapy: report

    11/09/2004 8:50:18 AM PST · by frog_jerk_2004 · 63 replies · 1,793+ views
    MIAMI (AFP) - Shocked supporters of defeated US presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites) are seeking help from psychologists, who refer to their condition as "post-election selection trauma." The Boca Raton News reported Tuesday that Palm Beach, Florida trauma specialist Douglas Schooler alone has already treated 15 clients and friends with intense hypnotherapy since the Democratic candidate conceded on November 3.
  • After two years for Kerry, worker wonders how to let go Confessions of a L-O-S-E-R]

    11/08/2004 4:09:10 AM PST · by johnny7 · 24 replies · 1,738+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-08-2004 | ASHLEY H. GRANT
    ST. PAUL - John Kerry's bid for president has ended, closing a pivotal chapter in 27-year-old Kristin Prestegaard's life: the time when she became involved in politics. "That was the first time I wasn't afraid to tell people who I was voting for," she said.
  • Puff Daddy Makes an Ass of Himself - Doesn't Know the Definitionn of "Disenfranchised"!

    11/07/2004 9:24:26 PM PST · by opticoax · 68 replies · 2,560+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/02/04 | Bill Hemmer
    From the "American Morning" Show on CNN COMBS: We made them a part of this process, because I'm a part of this community, and I'm also a disenfranchised voter. And my first time voting was, like, 2000. So I know what the talk is inside the community. I know the feeling, the buzz. This is history for us. We will decide. We're the wild card of this election. HEMMER: Why do you say you were disenfranchised four years ago? COMBS: Because politicians, they just didn't pay attention to us. We're part -- I call ourselves the forgotten ones, youth and...
  • MoveOn, Soros Are Heartbroken, Distressed by Bush Win

    11/05/2004 8:27:13 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 120 replies · 2,761+ views
    CNS ^ | Nov. 4, 2004 | Robert B. Bluey
    The liberal activist group e-mailed its supporters late Wednesday acknowledging "heartbreak" over President Bush's re-election and billionaire investor George Soros called Bush's win "distressing" before departing to Europe for work on other business. But the prominent critics of the president said they wouldn't spend too much time mourning Tuesday's election results, vowing instead to look ahead to congressional races in 2006 and the battle for the White House in four years. "This totally sucks. But we're going to pull through it together," wrote blogger David Allen, administrator of the popular Democratic Underground website. Unlike past elections, groups like MoveOn,...

    11/07/2004 8:23:06 PM PST · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 103 replies · 1,726+ views
    NOTMECAMPAIGN ^ | after the election | some liberal idiot
    On November 2, 2004, over 59 million Americans voted for him (according to the media)...but NOT ME! * Over 59 million Americans voted to retain a President who was quoted as saying that Osama bin Laden (the mastermind behind the deaths of over 3000 people) is "not important"...but NOT ME! * Over 59 million Americans voted to approve the slaughter of American soldiers and innocent Iraqi men, women, and children over nonexistent weapons of mass destruction...but NOT ME! * Over 59 million Americans voted to approve the second class citizenship of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Americans...but NOT ME! *...
  • San Francisco in No Mood for Tolerance After Bush Win

    11/07/2004 7:36:07 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 102 replies · 3,072+ views
    By Andrea Orr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The summer of love has given way to the autumn of fear in San Francisco, a liberal stronghold where residents bitterly disappointed by the Bush victory are in no mood to reach out and mend divisions. Rather, they are waving "United States of Canada" maps, redrawn to show Canada extending down to include California, New England and the other so-called "blue states" that voted decisively for Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry in the U.S. presidential race. Some are canceling plans to travel to neighboring "red states," where Bush drew most of his support....
  • In Seattle, Kerry Loss Darkens Winter Mood

    11/07/2004 1:08:56 PM PST · by lilylangtree · 63 replies · 1,533+ views
    Washington Post/The Spokesman-Review | 11-7-2004 | Blaine Harden
    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...
  • Lawrence O'Donnell calls Red states"welfare" states; urges Blue states to secede

    11/07/2004 2:17:10 PM PST · by bushisdamanin04 · 165 replies · 7,296+ views
    Sorry about the vanity, but this is a must read for conservatives. On the McLaughlin Group this weekend, Lawrence O’Donnell actually stated that the Red states were “welfare” and that the Blue states paid for the Red states. He further urged the Blue states to secede from the Red states. And he was quite serious. In the past few weeks O’Donnell has had foaming-at-the-mouth mental breakdowns, especially on MSNBC, but when he made his comments on the McLaughlin Group, he was quite calm and collected. First, are these the people to whom Bush is “required” to reach out to? Second,...
  • Nearing Final Stage Of Grief, Dem E-Mail Cites "Imploded" DNC: "Fool Me Once...."

    11/07/2004 7:27:52 PM PST · by dukeman · 142 replies · 4,228+ views
    11/7/04 | Fevered mind of a demorilized Dem
    Mr. McAuliffe and Senator Kerry, I and thousands of others have worked/volunteered, contributed time and money and energy to the Democratic Party and John Kerry to the point of exhaustion - and you have severely disappointed me by not waiting eleven days for all the military and absentee ballots to be counted, by not challenging the broken and rigged results in many states, as you promised the thousands of volunteer lawyers would. You promised to fight and you had 10,000 lawyers, many who were here in Palm Beach County Florida, but you did not use them. At 6 PM I...

    11/07/2004 7:12:22 PM PST · by GOP_NJ · 83 replies · 3,620+ views

    11/07/2004 5:58:20 PM PST · by kupia_kummi · 113 replies · 2,650+ views
    Mirror.CO.UK ^ | November 5, 2004 | Brian Reade
    THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN.. THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world. This once-great country has pulled up its drawbridge for another four years and stuck a finger up to the billions of us forced to share the same air. And in doing so, it has shown itself to be a fearful, backward-looking and very small nation. This should have been the day when Americans finally answered their critics...
  • Area Kerry voters outraged

    11/07/2004 6:38:47 AM PST · by John Thornton · 195 replies · 3,915+ views ^ | 11/7/2004 | Larry Wilson
    John Kerry supporters such as Rhonda Morton of Corning woke up depressed Wednesday. It got no better after Kerry conceded the election to President Bush. "Part of me wants to just give up on the whole political process," said Morton, a writer, artist and longtime peace activist. "Part of me just wants to go live in Europe. Truly, that is something I'm considering." Mansfield University student Adriel Chaney, 31, of Philadelphia, isn't moving to Europe, but he was angry Wednesday with some voters. "I voted for Kerry," he said. "I just knew that Florida would go the opposite direction. People...
  • (Barf Alert!) Stunned at Election Results

    11/07/2004 4:47:47 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 176 replies · 4,874+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/4/04 | Angie Calligan Tucker
    I sit here with tears in my eyes, stunned, trying to wrap my brain around the idea that just over half of the 60 percent of eligible voters are apparently gullible. Perhaps John Kerry wasn’t your first choice, but how could George Jr. be any choice at all? I never thought I would miss his father. This country needs voters who can think, not just turn on the radio and ask Rush Limbaugh “What should I think today?” Millions of us will need to wait at least four years to get sick or have a toothache. The party of “morals”...
  • Man commits suicide at Ground Zero (distraught Dem)

    11/06/2004 10:00:35 PM PST · by Reagan is King · 180 replies · 7,817+ views ^ | November 6, 2004, 7:11 PM EST | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, DEBORAH MORRIS AND SEAN GARDINER
    Distraught over the re-election of President George W. Bush, a Georgia man traveled to New York City, went to Ground Zero and killed himself with a shotgun blast, police said yesterday. The suicide victim, Andrew Veal, 25, was discovered just before 8 a.m. yesterday when a worker for the Millennium Hotel looking at Ground Zero from an upper floor saw a man lying atop the concrete structure through which the 1 and 9 subway lines run. The worker, thinking the man was sleeping, alerted colleagues and the Port Authority police were notified. But when they got to Veal's body, they...

    11/07/2004 3:20:32 PM PST · by finnman69 · 138 replies · 2,943+ views
    sf gate ^ | 11/7/04 | Adair Lara
    "Oh! Somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere and somewhere hearts are light, And somewhere men are laughing and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville -- mighty Casey has struck out. When the mighty Kerry struck out on Tuesday, Bay Area voters in their Dump Bush T-shirts found themselves on a salt shore. Of the eight patients San Francisco psychotherapist Frances Verrinder saw Wednesday, seven were upset and frightened to the point of tears. In another part of town, Joyce Renaker began "eating chocolate and speaking in obscenities."...
  • Michael Moore lost the election

    11/07/2004 8:10:19 AM PST · by aculeus · 30 replies · 1,590+ views
    BuzzMachine ^ | November 6, 2004 | Jeff Jarvis
    Michael Ledeen thinks the Guardian lost it by having a bunch of ferners try to influence our campaign. You could argue that the French and Old Europe lost it for Kerry because he tied his star to them -- now how dumb was that? -- and we're still pissed at them for deserting us. You could argue that bin Laden lost it for Kerry by showing up again. Yes, you'd think that this only made Kerry's point about letting OBL slip out of our fingers. But never underestimate our prideful anger. But I say instead that Michael Moore lost it...
  • San Francisco in no mood for tolerance after Bush win

    11/07/2004 6:33:27 AM PST · by ambrose · 185 replies · 4,846+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/7
    San Francisco in no mood for tolerance after Bush win Sun 7 November, 2004 14:13 By Andrea Orr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The summer of love has given way to the autumn of fear in San Francisco, a liberal stronghold where residents bitterly disappointed by the Bush victory are in no mood to reach out and mend divisions. Rather, they are waving "United States of Canada" maps, redrawn to show Canada extending down to include California, New England and the other so-called "blue states" that voted decisively for Massachusetts Democratic Senator John Kerry in the U.S. presidential race. Some are...
  • Election dejection

    11/07/2004 11:44:21 AM PST · by kattracks · 188 replies · 4,773+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 11/07/04 | DEBORAH BAER
    The day Sen. John Kerry conceded the election, Dorre Kleinman, 35, was in a horrendous mood. She was trying to get on the subway with her 1-year-old daughter, who was in a stroller. "I swiped my card and signaled for the token-booth person to buzz me through the wheelchair entrance," says Kleinman, who lives in Brooklyn Heights. "He claimed I didn't swipe my card. I demanded that he let me in, and he refused, so I started screaming and yelling. Finally, just to shut me up, he let me through. As I walked by his booth, I gave him the...