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Middle America is stupid, so Bush will win.
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Posted by RJB in JC MO 2004-10-02 9:33:17 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 So uh, why don't us Merican's get to vote in the New Zealand elections?
Posted by RJB in JC MO 2004-10-02 9:35:24 AM||   2004-10-02 9:35:24 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 I don't understand where this "international vote" BS is coming from. So if other a-hole countries are supposed to vote in our elections, I'm guessing that means we should be able to vote in theirs. I doubt they'd want that. Idiots.
Posted by nada 2004-10-02 9:38:46 AM||   2004-10-02 9:38:46 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 What a steaming heap of shite. It's amazing what people can believe when they really, really want to.

I just got my copy of "Intellectual Morons: How Ideology Makes Smart People Fall For Stupid Ideas", by Daniel J. Flynn, delivered this week. I think it might make an entertaining read.
Posted by Dave D. 2004-10-02 9:48:38 AM||   2004-10-02 9:48:38 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Let me tell you, it really sucks being a total moron citizen of the most powerful nation in human history. I guess we just blundered our way to the title, huh?
I feel so internationally unworthy. Well, not really...
Posted by tu3031 2004-10-02 9:50:24 AM||   2004-10-02 9:50:24 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 The people are stupid = we don't really believe in democracy unless it is of the People's Democratic Republic form, name only in which the select members of the inner circle actually rules.
Posted by Don 2004-10-02 10:38:18 AM||   2004-10-02 10:38:18 AM|| Front Page Top

#6 Come Nov. 3rd, I will enjoy tallying the number of brain aneurysms and heart attacks in certain parts of the world.
Posted by ed 2004-10-02 10:42:43 AM||   2004-10-02 10:42:43 AM|| Front Page Top

#7 These guys affect us through their anti-American votes in multinational forums like the WTO, the UN and things like Kyoto. If they want to vote in our elections, then Americans should be able to vote in their elections. Period.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2004-10-02 11:04:35 AM|| []  2004-10-02 11:04:35 AM|| Front Page Top

#8 I'd like to put a kiwi in charge of NZ, actually. Not a person, mind, nor even the little flightless bird, but a little can of shoe polish.
Posted by eLarson 2004-10-02 12:39:56 PM|| []  2004-10-02 12:39:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 The New Zealand Herald on Bush:

"....makes a mockery of Mr Bush’s claim...."
"....White House policy has been, and continues to be, severely flawed."
"Mr Bush, however, has been able to deflect attention from these shortcomings...."
"Often the President was glib...."
"Rarely was he considered."
"Mr Bush’s flippancy and detachment from reality...."

And on Kerry:
"Rarely did he meander, and occasionally his eloquence was put to good use."
"Mr Kerry cleverly uncoupled Iraq from the war on terror...."
"Mr Kerry, despite his sounder grasp of issues...."

There you have it: nothing but snide, disparaging comments about Bush, and nothing but praise for Kerry.

And this from a newspaper that regularly features anti-Semitic articles, shows unthinking, unqualified support for Helen Clark, the rabidly leftist Prime Minister, and writes timid, cautiously optimistic articles about the visit to New Zealand of such statesmen as Kamal Kharazzi, foreign minister of Iran - who's visit coincided with the state-sanctioned murder by hanging from a crane in his country of a girl of sixteen for having sex.

Excuse me while I barf.
Posted by Bryan 2004-10-02 1:40:59 PM||   2004-10-02 1:40:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 I find the notion of John Kerry having a "sounder grasp of the issues" to be utterly bogglesome. Myself, I find him dense and dull-witted despite his verbosity.

If we elect this dumbulb our President, we'll deserve every bit of the scorn, derision and catcalls that the world will heap on us.
Posted by Dave D. 2004-10-02 1:53:02 PM||   2004-10-02 1:53:02 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 The essence of this article is that it just isn't fair for New Zealanders to be so impotent and irrelevant when they're so much smarter than those American clods.
Posted by RWV 2004-10-02 4:04:48 PM||   2004-10-02 4:04:48 PM|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm heading down to NZ for Christmas and New Years, so I will gauge the pulse, so to speak, and let you know what I find.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2004-10-02 4:08:18 PM||   2004-10-02 4:08:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#13 I'm on a mailing list with a lot of Kiwis, and I get the impression they occupy a pleasant little resort island, far away from all the troubles of the Real World-- and that they indulge their postmodern, Leftist impulses because there aren't any consequences.

That's just my impression from listening to them talk, for what it's worth.
Posted by Dave D. 2004-10-02 4:30:07 PM||   2004-10-02 4:30:07 PM|| Front Page Top

#14 I fully expected this piece to be authored by Dan Rather or the New York Times. Facts don't matter just opinions or desires. I guess New Zealand also has shit for brains jounalists strike journalists and read "shit for brains leftwing liars or damned liars."
Posted by John 2004-10-02 4:45:10 PM||   2004-10-02 4:45:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#15 Maybe the Hollywood hype of the "Lord of the Rings" set location has gone to their collective head? Haven't been to NZ yet, but still would like to go.
Posted by nada 2004-10-02 6:03:53 PM||   2004-10-02 6:03:53 PM|| Front Page Top

#16 These guys need to get back to sodomizing sheep.
Typical elitist clap trap. What is really funny is this the total population of New Zeland is 3,993,817 (source CIA world fact book) it doesn't even make the list of the top 50 nations (source U.S. Census Bureau) in the world. In fact thay don't even make the top 100 nations. As they say nothing to see here move along.
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom  2004-10-02 7:29:22 PM|| []  2004-10-02 7:29:22 PM|| Front Page Top

#17 A kiwi friend of mine is known to refer to the country as "Helengrad" in honor of the current PM.
Posted by Atomic Conspiracy 2004-10-02 8:36:25 PM||   2004-10-02 8:36:25 PM|| Front Page Top

#18 LOL! AC
Posted by Alaska Paul 2004-10-02 9:01:08 PM||   2004-10-02 9:01:08 PM|| Front Page Top

#19 #13 "I'm on a mailing list with a lot of Kiwis, and I get the impression they occupy a pleasant little resort island, far away from all the troubles of the Real World-- and that they indulge their postmodern, Leftist impulses because there aren't any consequences."

Agreed, except that unfortunately the consequences are coming: they've let in enough Muslims to now be sitting with a community of 30 000.
Posted by Bryan 2004-10-02 11:45:19 PM||   2004-10-02 11:45:19 PM|| Front Page Top

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