by timothy. 0 Comments

Good Reads Mailing List | 2004 week 45 number 1

John Kerry has called Bush to concede defeat, meaning yes it’s true: four more years. I for one am burnt out by the past year, hope has turned to ash, enough is enough. I know most of the people on this list are lefties, so I’m going to avoid political articles for the next while. No need preaching to the choir, when most of us are Canadian to begin with and nothing we do or say matters. If a particularly good article comes along showing Bush is as guilty of war crimes as we suspect he is, then maybe I’ll post to it, but that’s not likely to happen. The voters have spoken and they’ve chosen George Bush’s vision of America.
Now I figured, if Bush wins, I’ll send a link to that Guardian Article. Published on Oct 23rd, many of you have probably read it already. If you go to Guardian’s website today, looking for that article, you find:

The final sentence of a column in The Guide on Saturday caused offence to some readers. The Guardian associates itself with the following statement from the writer.

“Charlie Brooker apologises for any offence caused by his comments relating to President Bush in his TV column, Screen Burn. The views expressed in this column are not those of the Guardian. Although flippant and tasteless, his closing comments were intended as an ironic joke, not as a call to action – an intention he believed regular readers of his humorous column would understand. He deplores violence of any kind.”

The article has now been removed from the Guardian Unlimited website.

The offending sentence is:

On November 2, the entire civilised world will be praying, praying Bush loses. And Sod’s law dictates he’ll probably win, thereby disproving the existence of God once and for all. The world will endure four more years of idiocy, arrogance and unwarranted bloodshed, with no benevolent deity to watch over and save us. John Wilkes Booth, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Hinckley Jr – where are you now that we need you?

I can’t help but agree with the first part – despite of what the Christian Evangelicals think, God in fact does not exist. – Timothy

A reader’s guide to expatriating on November 3 | Bryant Urstadt
“So the wrong candidate has won, and you want to leave the country. Let us consider your options.”

To remove or add yourself to this list, go here

emailed by Timothy on Wednesday 03 November 2004 @ 12:03 PM

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *