Thursday - November 4,  2004



Triumphant Bush extends hand to Kerry's supporters
Chicago Sun Times, 11-4-04
President Bush basked in the victory of his bid for a second stint in the White House on Wednesday, but struck a conciliatory tone by telling Americans that "a ...


'Morality' a Top Issue in U.S. Election Win by Bush

Reuters, 11-3-04

President Bush built his election win on a coalition of older, white, church-goers in a race where voters were more likely to cite "morality" as their top concern rather than war or terror, analysis of the vote showed on Wednesday.

Baseball, Football, Bloodline All Failed Kerry Bid

Reuters, 11-4-04

Forget misleading exit polls. The Washington Redskins, Burke's Peerage and even the candidate's height fell short...

I guess Bush was waiting until his second term to be a uniter.

"The president is focusing on his agenda for the next three years. One: finishing the war in Iraq. Two: starting the war in three other places." -- Ed Helms

"I was watching Ashlee Simpson on Jay's show last night. She was really singing, and I was saying, 'Bring back the lip synch.' And it struck me that Ashlee Simpson is a lot like George Bush, because she wouldn't even really be in the big leagues if it wasn't for family connections, and she's in way over her head. And she doesn't know what to do. And she blamed her band." –- Bill Maher

The-World-Is-A-Safer-Place-Without-Saddam News

“The president got re-elected by dividing the country along fault lines of fear, 
intolerance, ignorance and religious rule. He doesn't want to heal rifts; he wants 
to bring any riffraff who disagree to heel”. –- Maureen Dowd, New York Times


"Democrats swore this election would not be decided by the Supreme Court. Thanks to their clever strategy of incoherent campaign themes, an uncomfortable Vietnam fetish, and an undying belief in the get-out-the-vote power of Ashton Kutcher and Bon Jovi, it won't be. Yeah, suck on that Scalia!" -- "Daily Show" correspondent Rob Corddry

Disturbing News

"No word yet on what Senator Tom Daschle will do in private life, but insiders agree, whatever it is, it's safe to assume he'll be ineffective." -- Jon Stewart

Republican Shenanigans

Ratherisms from
CBS Anchor Dan Rather was once again in fine form on election night. Just in case there was any lingering doubt that he is insane, we offer this recap of his rhetorical flourishes:

"Do you hear that knocking...President Bush's re-election is at the door."
"This race is hotter than the Devil's anvil."
"His lead is as thin as turnip soup."
"This race is humming along like Ray Charles."
"The presidential race is swinging like Count Basie."
"This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex."

Read more Ratherisms...

Good News



I’ve been following your site for about a year and have nothing but good things to say about the work you are doing to expose the obvious deceits and manipulations of the Bush regime. Although I am horribly saddened by the results of the “election”, I am not surprised to note that the chairman of the Diebold Corporation made true his promise to “deliver the vote” of Ohio to his favorite politician. On the bright side, even though I have my serious doubts about the veracity of the vote tallies in my third world country of Florida, at least we were not the goat as last time.
I hope we have a country to hold an election for in another four years.
By then, even the densest of the dense will perhaps have seen through the lies and corruption and a glimmer of hope for the future may yet remain for democracy.

Thank you for writing.
In election 2002 when Jeb was "reelected", the high-speed train bill passed. Jeb sat on it. He did not enforce the will of the people.
The people of Florida for decades have favored acquiring a high-speed train. In fact, several governors preceding Jeb had saved millions of dollars in a fund. When Jeb got into office, he spent those funds on his own projects, none of which had to do with high-speed trains.
In election 2004 the high-speed train bill is suddenly voted down. Gee, just two years ago it passed by a healthy margin.
You bet our Florida votes are and have been fooled with.
And so is our safety. High-speed trains would sure have helped in evacuating people out of this state during the four hurricanes God sent.

Watch "The Daily Show's" live election night coverage.

Dubya's Dayly Diary

November 4, 2004
Dear Diary:
Wow! Kerry sure gave up a whole lot quicker than Gore did. Who knew he was such a cut & run kinda guy? Maybe those Swift Boat fellers were on ta somethin, after all -- hahaha!
Anyway, so now I got myself another four years. Which is kinda amazin, cause I thought I was a goner after that first debate, between those back photos and the mix-up with my meds.

More of  Dubya's Dayly Diary is here: 

Biz/Tech News

Post-Election Satire from The Specious Report:
Exit Poll: How Bush Won on Key Issues
Bush Extends Hand to Those Who Voted Against Him

 Electoral Map 2008

Sent in by Joi

Bush-Prison-Torture News

 "A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon
devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive
of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider
to be God-fearing and pious."
--- Aristotle, 343 B.C.

A protester wears a sticker on his forehead while demonstrating against President George W. Bush and the results of the U.S. election at New York's Union Square. (AFP/Mandel Ngan)

Go-F*** -Yourself News

All Hat No Cattle One Year Ago: Click Here for Linda Tripp

Go-Flu-Yourself News


Subject:  G'day from wayyyy up north

Hey Lisa!

Great site...just stumbled upon it in time for the election (I typed in "allcheerleadersnocattle", must of made a typo and lucked out.).
I too sold my soul to advertising (Radio-TV grad, became a writer-producer) and now live and work way up here in central Ontario, Great White North (turn right at Georgian Bay on Lake Huron).
Up here, we watched your elections the other night with the same dread fascination with which one watches a car wreck taking place. You don't want to watch but somehow you can't turn away. Americans are great people (we get lots here just like you get lots of Canuck snowbirds down there), but how the heck did this happen? Moral issues? How much more immoral can you get with 100 thousand Iraqis dead? And this whole gay marriage fixation is plain nutty. Just let them have the rights they're due (our Charter of Rights and your Constitution have a lot in common), they're happy and the issue goes away! It's not like they're going to send everyone in middle America an invite or make them watch the wedding video!
Right now we're grappling with 'the demon weed,' but it looks like that's going to be a non-issue as well. No one can remember any armed robberies or hostage takings after smoking a spliff or two. The corner convenience stores can't wait, owing to the gangbuster business they'll do in chips and chocolate bars. So it looks like 'high holidays' here are going to take on a whole new meaning. Rest easy, though, America -- you're more interested in our prescription drugs than in our Canadian Ciba!
As for Tuesday night's nightmare, I blame religion. Americans just can't put the Bible down for ten minutes. Personally speaking, I'm a born again Pagan; it's way more fun and does far less harm to the environment. There's still lots of room for Jesus, too, but without all the 'bless me this and forgive me that' stuff. Sky God, Earth Mother, Brother Jesus -- it's all good. I like what Frank Zappa said about fundamentalists: "Jesus thinks you're a jerk!" If Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell really did have a conversation with the Almighty, my guess is He'd make them take a vow of silence.
An old friend of mine is a member of the Ojibway tribe up here. Whenever we get together, I say, "How are things on the rez?" and his response is always the same. He looks me in the eye and says "We're still wondering when you guys (whites) are planning to go back." To him we're all the same; just 'renters' of the land. But with four more years of Bush, he now figures we've totally blown our chances of getting the cleaning deposit back.
Anyway, your site is fantastic, and the moment I can trade-in these beaver pelts (we had snow the other morning and it's in the forecast), I'll be sending along a contribution towards the great work you're doing.

Christopher H
First snow drift past the beaver dam.

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for your wonderful e-mail.
Welcome to AHNC Country. I have kept my sanity through the past four years by producing this website for people like you. It has become a ying-yang thingy.
It is also the best job I've ever had.
Beaver pelts? Oh my.

Odd News

Researcher Tasuo Hosoda of Japanese electronics giant Pioneer displays a prototype model of a blue-ray disc made of corn starch polymer that can store 25 gigabytes of data. The firm says it is an environmentally friendly way for eco-conscious consumers to dispose of CDs after the data stored on them is no longer needed. (AFP/Yoshikazu Tsuno)