October 19, 2004


I'm still upset from earlier today. I tried to read about the laser beam and refocus, but I just couldn't do it. Part of the reason is because I'm worried about our country's laser beam.

I haven't allowed myself to get confident about the election. In fact, I'm pretty freaking scared. I don't care about what the polls say; I'm freaked out about what happens on 2 November. I keep thinking about what Whittle said:

I fear the consequences of abandoning personal responsibility. I fear the self-hatred and nihilism that grows among the pampered, the narcissistic and the uninformed. These are things to be feared greatly. They have brought down entire civilizations and led to dark ages that have cost this species very dearly. I think we stand at such a point today, and this election -- win or lose -- will not determine the outcome...although it might give us some indication of how sick or healthy we are at this pivotal moment in history.

I fear that my blog-reading has insulated me from just how sick our country is right now. I surround myself with informed people who understand that we're in a post-9/11 world, so I was completely taken aback when someone spouted DU-esque nonsense about how the war in Iraq is a distraction (oh wait, that's not just from the DU; the Democrat candidate says the same thing.) And I'm afraid that there are a lot more like that out there.

And I have seen the eternal Idiotarian hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.

We need to win this election. I know our country has survived worse, but we are at a crossroads and we need to take the right path. I'm not confident at all that we will. I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by Sarah at October 19, 2004 09:00 PM

Now how many people paraphrase Prufrock in a blog? Not many, I tell you.

Posted by: CavalierX at October 20, 2004 03:26 AM

I too am very concerned, Sarah. I attend a typical Southern Baptist church in southwest Missouri, and interacting with some local college students who attend church there also, I am most distressed: Several expressed apathy over who ought to be our C-in-C; many STILL hadn't registered! (And of course, it's too late now.)

Another point: I, like most evangelicals, believe in the resurrection of the dead; indeed, I predict that the biblical "rapture" will occur on November 2--at least in Saint Louis, MO. (as it always does on election day). Seems the dead, they rise every time we here in Missouri hold an election--and (as you remember, being registered here in MO yourself), we have even voted a deceased man to the Senate!

THAT is what I really fear--dead people voting, dogs voting, cats voting, fictitious people voting, illegal aliens voting. As Peggy Noonan just voiced on Hannity & Colmes, that kind of fraud is treasonous.

If Kerry wins fair and square (he doesn't even have to win the popular--the electoral vote will suffice), so be it; we will have gotten the president we deserve. But if all those fraudulent means above sway the vote, then I weep for this, our nation.

Posted by: Jim Shawley at October 20, 2004 04:15 AM

Like you,I fear for our country when I see and hear some of the things that supposedly intelligent people spout. But there is hope. My mother, a southern yellow dog Democrat, has been seriously studying many issues and it looks like she has decided that Bush will be better for the country. Maybe there are more like her. That's one of the things I pray for. I also pray for our country, our leaders, our troops, and you and your husband. God Bless.

Posted by: Pamela at October 20, 2004 06:13 PM


I've been reading your blog for several weeks. I found it through a link from another blog (I think it started with Michelle Malkins blog). I have really enjoyed reading here. I sympathize with your tilt to the right and your lose of friends because of it. I have friends and family I can not even have a conversation with anymore (sigh). As for your blog reading insulating you from the sickies out there; start with Moveon.org and follow some of thier links. Yikes, will that ever bring you up to speed on the raving moonbats:-) Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Pamela at October 20, 2004 06:22 PM

Hang in there. Lincoln was convinced he would lose in 1864. It will be close, But Bush will prevail.

Posted by: Tanker Schreiber at October 20, 2004 08:21 PM