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Really cranky this morning

Really really cranky. I live in Canada. It's not my election, and it's not my country, but media-wise, you wouldn't know it at the moment.

Anyway: Because I'm cranky, I'm once again advocating the fact that lj-cuts are your friend. Or they're my friend. Honestly, I wouldn't have flisted people if I weren't interested in at least half of what they have to say -- but I'm trimming people who insist I see 100% of what they have to say 100% of the time, because. Well. Look at the subject.


Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:02 am (UTC)
I agree. I feel bad, in many ways, for all those who will feel the consequences of this election but had no role in the outcome - Americans or otherwise. Being voiceless hurts, when the choice is as big as this one. I have trouble imagining what it must be like to watch something like this happen and know it's going to affect you, and be powerless to react or affect the outcome. Americans don't know this experience. Canada just had an election - most Americans didn't even know it happened let alone what the result was. NONE of the major US news outlets even covered the outcome. (For that matter, close to 25% of my political science students at the University of Michigan can't identify Canada on a map; it's also known as the Soviet Union to at least two of them.) ::rolling eyes::

But yes, we Americans are screwing up the world for an awful lot of people, many of whom would LOVE to be in our shoes and be able to participate AT ALL. I'm starting a campaign to get people to learn about politics and participate more, wherever and whoever they are. It's not a big effort, and it won't be a lot of people, but an ocean is only a lot of drops of water....

(sorry to spam you, Michelle)...
Nov. 3rd, 2004 01:36 pm (UTC)
(sorry to spam you, Michelle)...

No, no, this isn't spam. I don't consider posting links to things I don't find offensive spam. In the right context, I don't consider posting links to things I do find offensive spam, fwiw.

Comment spam has to be divorced from the original post in order to be spam. Bad spelling? Absolutely necessary unless you're an amateur. And gender confusion? (You know, sending email about penis enlargements, except both words spelled in alternate-world English, to women) is a bonus. Sex, drugs, more sex, Help Nigerian Widows, You've Won A Zillion dollars -- spam.

That wasn't spam.
Nov. 3rd, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
Or to put it another way, holding a conversation isn't spam.

Nov. 3rd, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC)
Or to put it another way, holding a conversation isn't spam.

See? This is why you're the poet and I can't finish a book in less than 150,000 words <g>.