[Ssf] Oh shit
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Thu Nov 4 16:32:09 GMT 2004
Out of the ashes of defeat the seeds for victory in the future are planted:
Superstar Obama wins Senate seat
November 3, 2004
Chicago: Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan father and an American mother who
shot from obscurity to political stardom in mere months, trounced Republican
Alan Keyes to claim a Senate seat in Illinois.
He will be just the third black US senator since the post-Civil War
The resounding victory is the latest stride forward for a man who grew up on
the beaches of Hawaii and the streets of Indonesia barely knowing his
father, but has gone on to become a linchpin of the Democratic Party's
"What we have shown is that all of us can disagree without being
disagreeable - that we can set aside the scorched-earth politics, the
slash-and-burn politics of the past," Obama said at a victory celebration
He acknowledged, though, that "I am under no illusion that we come out of
this assuming that all people throughout the state of Illinois agree with me
on every single position".
Obama gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention this
year, delivering a message of national unity in a stirring speech that made
him an overnight political sensation.
National news shows and magazines profiled him, and the 43-year-old state
senator from Chicago became a top draw for other Democrats' campaigns
Obama will replace Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald, who declined to run
for a second term.
Keyes, a conservative Maryland resident and two-time presidential candidate,
is also black. It was the first US Senate election in history in which two
black candidates represented the major parties.
Keyes, 54, focused his campaign on morality and argued that abortion and
homosexuality threaten the country.
Obama had no difficulty in dispatching Keyes, whose views earned the disdain
of some members of his own party.
Keyes quickly demonstrated a willingness to say whatever was on his mind. He
said homosexuals, including Vice-President Dick Cheney's daughter, are
"selfish hedonists". He argued that Jesus would not vote for Obama.
Before entering politics, Obama was the first black president of the
prestigious Harvard Law Review and was also a civil rights lawyer in
The US has had four black senators in its history and two since the 1865-77
This may have been a victory for the short sighted bigotry of the republican
party and a defeat for the short sighted opportunism of john kerry but maybe
this election will be known for the election of someone who is probably the
future of the democratic party.
Or maybe this defeat for the democratic party serves them right for choosing
a candidate that has nothing in common with the people he is trying to apeal
>From: Dan <dan at aktivix.org>
>To: Ssf at lists.aktivix.org
>Subject: [Ssf] Oh shit
>Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2004 13:52:23 +0000
>Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone.
>Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
>Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
>Bring out the moron, let the mourners come.
>Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
>Scribbling in the sky the message He's not Dead,
>Put crêpe bows round the white necks of the peaceful doves,
>Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
>He is an Ape, an Arse in East and West,
>A monkey boy in his Sunday Vest,
>Our doom, our midnight, our future fight;
>I feared that Bush would last forever, I was right.
>The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
>Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun.
>Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
>For nothing now can ever come to any good.
>The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
>under whose shade you do not expect to sit,
>and which you do not expect to be scorched off
>the face of the Earth by some bible-bashing
>fuckwits who, rolly-eyed and quite mad,
>are every day willing on the end of days,
>finger on the button...
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