I'm dissapointed that Bush won the election yesterday. I am not scared or worried or anything else that other people may say. We already have suffered through four years of his terrible administration. He lies to us. He thinks he's better than us. I'm disappointed that people think that Bush is "saving" our country for terror. Someone said to me, "how could anyone vote for Kerry after 9/11?" How could anyone vote for Bush after what Bush has done after 9/11 would be my response, but I wasn't witty enough to come up with that before he walked out of the room. I'm dissapointed that a record number of people turned out to vote for Bush because of this. I'm dissapointed that we didn't have anyone good to vote for as well. I'm dissappointed that Diebold machines were allowed to tabulate votes this election; without paper trails, with secret keypresses that allow people to manipulate the voting records, without any sort of audit system. I had a nice quote to post, but it seems I've already said it.
One thing that is very strange is how much the exit polls differed from the final results, especially in Ohio. Remember that Ohio uses Diebold voting machines in many areas. These machines have no paper trail. Early in the campaign, Diebold CEO Walden O'Dell, a GOP fundraiser, promised to deliver Ohio to Bush. He later regretted having said that.
(emphasis mine. courtesy: electoral-vote.com)
I don't want to speculate that there was any sort of fraud or foul play, but it certainly seems like it. CNN conveniently changed their exit poll numbers late on the night of the election to match what the Diebold machines were spitting out. I'm also dissapointed that 11 states passed measures banning civil unions and/or marraiges for homosexuals. So much for equal rights. I shouldn't be too dissappointed though -- California passed the same bill four years ago (I voted against it in the first election I was eligable though, so don't blame me). There is a lot to be dissapointed for.
On a happier note, I released an update for poker saver today. So go check it out if you play poker.