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Election 2004 Bush Anti-Bush Books

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#21 Nick

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:08 AM

Anna, on Aug 5 2004, 10:00 AM, said:

Enough already! Is it freakin' election day yet?? Actually, is it December yet? Maybe then the election post-mortems will be over, too... :crazy:
Hehehe . . . let's just hope that regardless of who wins, Florida gets taken by a margin of at least one-half of one percent . . . otherwise there'll be another recount! (whee!)

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#22 Caretaker

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:12 AM

People feel they have legitamite complaints with a person or organization, they write about it.  And publishers, as long as they feel things will sell, will publish said writings.  It just happens, as someone stated above, to show that there is an audience who isn't buying into the Bush administration's policies anymore, and want to know that they are not alone in feeling that way.  If some people who were involved in/with the administration complain, too, then those people feel better and justified in their opinions.

Everyone's entitled to their opinions - it just seems that a lot are now being published.  Can't blame people for trying to make some money.

#23 Drew

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:15 AM

That's why I found it interesting that while the anti-Bush polemics are all over the library lists, they're not as present on the sales lists. People might want to read them, but they don't want to spend hard-earned money on them. Still, they keep getting churned out to the point where they're running out of titles.
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#24 Nick

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 09:35 AM

^I'm getting a "cannot find server" error on that link

EDIT: NM, it looks like the site was just down for a bit.

Edited by Nick, 05 August 2004 - 01:55 PM.


#25 ZipperInt

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 02:14 PM

That blog is hilarious.  :lol:
And I'm guilty of buying a "Complete Idiot's Guide..." book. :(  :Oo:
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#26 Norville

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 10:41 PM

Nick said:

I don't think it says much of anything about the American people, except that many of them are reading political stuff rather than . . . say . . . Science fiction novels. (the stupid heads!) ;)

:lol: I agree! So many people don't want to read good science fiction; it's so sad... I once had to deal with a patron who refused to read anything with any fantasy elements at all, so the delightful Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, which makes me want to tell everyone, "Read THIS!", was right out (because it's an alternate reality in which people can live inside the book world, and Thursday changed the ending of Jane Eyre forever); he honestly made me want to ask "Sorry, sir, is imagination against your religion?" Then there are all the women who won't touch SF, but gobble up romances, and look at SF-readers like "You're a lunatic." :rolleyes:

Anna said:

To add on to what Nick says... Get thee to the Science Fiction section!

Hie thee to SF, please, and make a geek/nerd very happy. ;)
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#27 Wally

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Posted 05 August 2004 - 11:29 PM

Handmaiden07, on Aug 4 2004, 07:41 PM, said:

What IS the matter with Kansas, anyway? Just askin... ;) :angel:

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Most of the people here are descendents of people who came to outnumber- and sometimes kill- people that they didn't agree with. Lawrence was burned to the ground something like three or four times during the time of "Bleeding Kansas." All the folks around here are those peoples' great grandchildren, and insanity is often hereditary.  ;)

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#28 ZipperInt

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:20 AM

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As an outsider, I'm worthless here, anyway.

Now, now, that's not true.  :)
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#29 Godeskian

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:22 AM

Wally, on Aug 6 2004, 05:27 AM, said:

At least, that's my theory. As an outsider, I'm worthless here, anyway.
Speaking with both my mod hat, and my member hat on, this just isn't true. You took the trouble to register an account and post, ergo you aren't an outsider.

Even if you were (you're not) that wouldn't make your opinion worthless. So post on Wally, post on  :cool:

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#30 Norville

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 12:30 AM

Hmm. I had the feeling that Wally meant an outsider in Kansas, not on EI.
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