Nate (yeah_hi_its_me) wrote in metaquotes,

I've got permission from the authors to quote. Post is locked, and will stay that way, so I'm not going to bother to link it. (But I promise it's not me.)
Written pre-election:

As the election is less than six weeks away, I have to wonder what our country, or even more, my city's reaction would be if Bush were to get reelected. For anyone reading this who's not from or familiar with Madison, it's an extremely liberal town. I heard Bush was supposedly planning a trip here, until he saw his numbers here...and then he went, "Woah, f*ck that" and changed his mind.
Why? Because I think a lot of Madisonians will think that the election wasn't fairly won by Bush, a second time. Because: 1) A lot of people here think that our little city is a microcosm of the entire country, when in actuality, it's not even a microcosm of the entire state (trust me, I spent this summer in Northern Wisconsin), and 2) after being exposed to things like Fahrenheit 911 and This Modern World, people will obviously think Bush and his cronies tinkered with the results in different ways....

And the comment in reply:
Hurry up and take advantage of the newly lapsed ban on assault weapons and grenade launchers. Stock up now, b/c if Bush wins I am forecasting some sort of violent unrest in Madison. The city council will probably vote to secede from the union, and mass chaos will ensue. It'll be like that onion article after the 2000 election about "regional warlords" and "Clinton declares self president-for-life". So it can't hurt to have some heavy firepower lying around the house when Madison's newly minted hippie dictatorship re-instates the draft and tries to conscript you for the upcoming battle with the US National Guard counterinsurgency forces."

Well, I thought it was funny, at least.
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