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Bush or Gore...Who cares?


Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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By Andy CarlsonNovember 6, 2000

This election year could be one of the closest races ever. But this election isn't all that exciting. I mean come on, Bush and Gore's personalities are drier than happy hour at the Betty Ford Clinic. Worst of all they're the front runners! After them we have Nader who looks like he could have been campaigning against Lincoln. Then there's Buchanan, the guy who everyone thinks is a Nazi. Yeah, you heard me Nazi.

But it's not all that fair to critisize all of them together. It's much more specific (and fun) to "discuss" them one at a time. Let's start with Gore. His father, Albert Sr., was a senator from Tennessee. He served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1971 as a military reporter. Plus he was the vice-president for the last eight years if any of you hadn't noticed. Now he wants to be president.

In my personal opinion, I think he would make a great president except for one little thing...the guy has a personality that is equivilant to an Arby's trainee on drugs (don't worry we'll get to drugs, I haven't talked about George W. Bush yet). Actually the only time I have EVER seen Gore have human tendencies was during a New Years Party at the White House when he was dancing. He might be a descent politician, but he's really horrible at the Macarena.

Then there's George W. Bush. He, like Gore, has the same name as his father. Plus his, like Gore's, father was a prominant political figure before him. But Bush has had some great achievements. Such as Desert Storm...oh, excuse me, my bad. I'm confusing George W. Bush with George Bush, a mistake a sizable portion of the voting community has made.

Now I've heard everything about Bush. I've heard that he has a thing for cocaine and has had more weed than a blind man's garden. In addition, I don't think that the media has helped shape the image of Bush. From what a lot of teenagers my age have gathered about Bush is that he's a vocabulary handicapped, substance abusing, hick governor from Texas whose answer for everything is the lethal injection. Yep, that's the image that you really want when you're running for president.

Of course there's good old Ralph Nader, and I do mean old. But that's okay because if I were able to vote, Nader would be the candidate that I would vote for. He seems stuck on his issues and is not afraid to talk about them. Plus Nader doesn't go on national television and bicker, like Bush and Gore which is getting pretty ir .....
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Possessed

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Author Moritz Thomsen writes of his house in an Ecuadorian jungle: "At first it is infuriating to discover what is going on beneath your nose; the books rotted; the phonograph records green with mold . . . boots turnin ..... 
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Just a Juicy Little Tidbit

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 16, 2000

"Whatís this?" One of the two teenaged boys impatiently thrusts an open plastic margarine tub in my face. "We found it out in the woods just lying on the ground coming back from our tree stands." At the bottom of their ..... 
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Election year notes

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, October 30, 2000

Like everybody else Iíve got a case of election year fatigue, but in spite of that Iím finding a bit of perverse enjoyment in observing the whole spectacle. Say what you want about the shallow, unqualified and intellec ..... 
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Mr. Pike takes a vacation

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, November 6, 2000


My wife, Deb, and I went back to Door County for a four-day visit after a seventeen-year absence. Our eagerness to get our vacation underway had us driving across Wisconsin in the dark on a highway we dubbed "Dead ..... 
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In love with language

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Monday, November 6, 2000

One of the first things I notice when I travel is the sound of other languages being spoken - Asian, European, Middle Eastern...

I recently travelled internationally and realized how much I missed these sounds. ..... 
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Monday, November 6, 2000

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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To the Editor,

It is now time to vote. Please vote your conscience. If you are pro-life, pro-choice, or pro-abortion; consider this question. Are you happy your mother did not abort you when you were in her womb? We should wonder if th ..... 
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr.

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Walter "Fish" Ward, Sr., 98, formerly of the Mabel and Burr Oak areas, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Harmony Health Care Center where he had resided seven years.

He was born June 21, 1902, in Henrytown and attended school there. On ..... 
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Mildred S. Livingood

Sun, Nov 5th, 2000
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Mildred S. Livingood, 94, formerly of Canton, died Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at Samaritan Bethany Home in Rochester.

Mildred S. Johnson was born March 31, 1906 at Amherst, Fillmore County, grew up and attended school in Fillmore County. In ..... 
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