Tuesday, January 27, 2004
These people are, in my opinion, the enemy. As usual, all emphasis is mine.
Dylan Huber, a 31-year-old from Berkeley, drove the Kucinich "Democreation" bus from California to New Hampshire. Dylan, who usually doesn't vote Democrat, got turned on to Kucinich by a friend.
"I vote Green, or I write somebody in," he said. "I'm pretty much a nonbeliever." Asked what that meant, he said, "What's the word? Disenfranchised. That's me."
Oh really? He's disenfranchised? Let's look that word up, shall we? From Dictionary.com:
adj : deprived of the rights of citizenship especially the right to vote
Has he been deprived of that right? No, he's driving a bus for his candidate! That's just about as far from disenfranchised as you can get! These people are voting, and they can't even figure out what the hell they're saying!
"We came from Colorado," said Dara Blumenhein of Boulder. Her companion, Mel Rensier of Boulder, said "Our goal is to raise the issue of youth politics and music."
Dude, war sucks but JIMI ROCKS! LONG LIVE THE PURPLE HAZE!
Danielle Feris of New York City stood in the snow holding a Kucinich sign for hours.
"I love Dennis because he shows me how we can have a world where I can be free to be who I am, I can feel safe, and everyone in the country can be safe and happy. Um, yeah."
Yeah, that's the ticket! If we could all be free to be who we are, the world would be a happy place with snuggly bunnies and rainbows! And I think I just figured out who our troll is!
Back at the UNH rally for Kucinich, which was dubbed a "party," not a rally, the scene was more laid back. No one pressed his views on anyone else. Everything was "cool, man." Derek Garcia, a 22-year-old volunteer from Albuquerque, said he was first attracted to Kucinich by "his courageous stance against the 1972 ABM treaty, which begins to allow the weaponization of space."
So a treaty that bans ballistic missiles caused the weaponization of space? Um.... sure buddy, go take another toke. Go read some of the descriptions of people. It's insane. These are quite honestly some of the most idiotic people I've ever read about. They're almost painfull in their stupidity.
Kucinich himself arrived at the party after 10:00 and roused the crowd with phrases like, "Are you ready for free college tuition?!" and "Are you ready for social and economic justice in a nation that doesn't have any?!"
DUDE! Free beer and pizza for everybody! FREE FREE FREE! And like, I'll end all war and have like, PEACE, dude!
After Kucinich left, the party calmed and people began to file out into the subzero New Hampshire air. Walking by the "Democreation" bus, which was parked in front of the event, one student summarized her thoughts about the evening to a friend.
"It's an awesome idea," She said. "A world where everyone lives in peace and harmony, where there's no war. It's a f***ing awesome idea! But you know what? It's never gonna happen. A billion dollars in my pocket is an awesome idea, too. But you know what? It's never gonna happen."
Probably the only semi-intelligent thought from the entire night. These are practically the people that Ari and I are surrounded by. I have co-workers with "Kucinich for President" stickers all over their cars. Kucinich bankrupted a major US city, and these people think he can do any better with the entire country?
Even worse, these people are still going to vote, after Kucinich loses the Primary. Dear god.....