November 4, 2004

Wisdom From Albert

Albert!I just thought I’d toss some Albert Einstein quotes. He was a smart guy, and some of his quotes apply today. The quotes are his, the context is mine.

On the subject of people voting for more of the same:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

On whether we ought to give up:

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”

Posted by James at November 4, 2004 9:10 AM
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I've calmed down now. Of course I'm going to stay. It's much easier to piss them off from within their own borders.

But I'm going to live in a swing state again as soon as I can. (Not very soon.)

Posted by: Julie at November 4, 2004 9:30 AM

I haven't calmed down. I'm still angry. And a bit delusional. I keep thinking I'm going to wake up and find out thatafter they counted the provisional ballots, they were all legit and all for Kerry. Oh yes, and the absentee ballots in Florida put him over the top there, too.

Posted by: briwei at November 4, 2004 5:14 PM

Brian is still stuck between denial and anger. Can we push him to bargaining, perhaps? You know, - help the fellow along?

Posted by: James at November 4, 2004 5:29 PM

Might I recommend a George Bush punching bag?

Posted by: Sara at November 4, 2004 8:23 PM

Brian, I've had the exact same thoughts. I said to James last night, "they *are* counting those provisional ballots in Ohio, right?," and he told me I was still in denial. He, of course, is still in anger -- sounds like Julie's there, too.

We should make a litlte quiz. Based on what thoughts you're having, which stage of mourning are you in? Has anybody hit acceptance??

By the way, Bri, I sent you email to your alum account. Could you send me an email if that's not the address I should use for you? Thanks!!

Posted by: Maggie at November 5, 2004 6:59 AM

Start local. I just sent a long email to my state senator about funding stem cell research in MA.

I feel better for it, I'll tell you that.

As for the punching bag...my friend Chris has one in his office. I highly recommend one: http://www.prankplace.com/bopbags.htm

Posted by: Patti M. at November 5, 2004 10:02 AM

I never got past the anger stage from the 2000 election and I don't think I'm going to do any better this time around.

I had my denial stage on Wednesday morning.

As for the bargaining stage, I did that a few weeks ago, during the World Series. "If we have to choose between a Red Sox win and a Kerry win, let it be a Kerry win."

Posted by: Julie at November 5, 2004 10:53 AM

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