Congratulations Ohio--you're the Florida of the 2004 presidential election. It kind of makes you wonder who's going to be in the running to be the controversial, contested state in 2008?
That said, from what I've read, it's looking more and more like Bush won Ohio with or without "the disputed votes." Also, remember that our military men and women have some absentee ballots that may not have been counted yet. Honestly, I would far rather have the priority put on the military men and women's ballots than the disputed votes because our military men and women are out there, putting their lives on the line in order to give all of us the freedom to get out and vote. I think that carries a bit more weight that some guy or gal who couldn't be bothered to bring the proper identification to the polling place.
Of course, as the evidence mounts that Bush has won Ohio, you have to wonder--will Kerry concede and, if so, when? Or will be go Al Gore on us and keep dragging this thing out long beyond any reasonably measure?
And, please take this next statement in the humorous vein that it's intended....
I swear I will go postal if they have this whole thing drag on all day and then decide to go on the airwaves with breaking news during tonight's new episode of Lost
Woman Is State's Oldest Voter: Woman Is 107
I may print out a copy of this story and carry it around with me the next time an election rolls around. If I hear someone younger than Illinois' Helen Leckemby complaining about its too difficult/inconvenient/time-consuming to vote, I will point out this woman who is 107 and yet understood the important of her right to vote and exercised it. I don't care who she voted for...the fact that she voted is inspiring.
Police: Man poisons coffee at work
Kemarat Vathananand was upset that his boss wouldn't allow him to drink coffee out in the shop area so he decides to get some revenge by poisoning his boss through the coffee. So, does this mean Vathananand had to stop drinking coffee during the time he was poisoning the coffee pots or were there certain pots that he kept poison free? Also, this doesn't sound like the brighest of plans because I'm not sure how you insure that the boss in questions drinks coffee from the pot that you've poisoned. Also, wouldn't you also be poisoning your fellow co-workers? I tell you, this is definitely not a guy I'd want to work with.
Man allegedly drives dozer into church
I love how we have to use the word "allegedly" here when they probably found the guy in question on the bulldozer sitting inside the wrecked church. But you never know, he could've been framed! LOL. The other thing is--I understand that it was an African-American church, but does that mean that because this guy was white this was "racially motivated." Could've been that he was drunk and/or and an idiot. Or that he was a drunken idiot who thought, "You know, it sure might be fun to drive a buldozer around." and ends up slamming into church.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/03/2004 09:12:00 AM