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Jun. 8th, 2004

02:58 pm - October surprise!

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This isn't an LJ poll, this is a third-party website poll. I find it rather amusing. :-)

octobersurprise.net asks:

What Will Happen Before The Election?

WMD's found in Iraq!
Osama bin Laden captured!
Spectacular terrorist attack on US soil!
Vote is threatened by terrorist attacks, vote suspended due to red alert.
US pulls out of Iraq in October, leaving the UN in charge.
Diebold Election Systems fixes the vote in battleground states.
Escalation in Israel, Iran, or North Korea. US opens a new war front.

View results

Edit: Yes, I know there is no 'all of the above' option, or ability to pick multiple answers. I didn't make the poll. :-)

Current Mood: [mood icon] cynical

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From:heinousbitca
Date:June 8th, 2004 03:09 pm (UTC)
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it won't let me pick all of them.
i'm thusly reporting this to the Trilateral Commission.
however, i picked the suspended vote due to red alert since it seems like the most likely thing that will happen given we don't really need anything besides Tom Ridge having indigestion to take it that high...and the results of that are mighty scary.

Just kidding about the Trilateral Commission part. There is no Trilateral Commission. There has never been a Trilateral Commission. Carry on, Citizens.
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From:snippy
Date:June 8th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Number 3, I agree with you. It would be very hard to manufacture such without taking steps that I don't think the Bush administration would take. Except, maybe, they might fake having found bombs or biowarfare agents.

Number 7, well, it's really easy to manipulate how most US citizens percieve other countries. For example, Bush was able to convince a large percentage of US citizens that the terrorists who attacked the WTC and Saddam Hussein had some link to eachother. I don't really think it would be hard to manufacture some other lie convincing many US citizens that some other country was an imminent threat.

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From:snippy
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:34 pm (UTC)
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From:memegarden
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Why can't we pick more than one?
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From:omnifarious
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
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See my edit. :-)

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From:vorrant
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:18 pm (UTC)
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There's no "all of the above"
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From:omnifarious
Date:June 8th, 2004 06:20 pm (UTC)
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See my edit.

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From:wrog
Date:June 8th, 2004 11:40 pm (UTC)
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actually, I think that, somewhere around September or October, we're going to see the CIA leaking some Really Damaging (to W) Stuff. I guessing at this point they hate him enough to do to him what they did to Carter. I'm also guessing this is the main reason Tenet quit; he wants to be well out of the way when the shit starts flying.
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From:omnifarious
Date:June 9th, 2004 07:10 am (UTC)
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That's entirely possible too. I think it's going to get really ugly in October. I do think that Bush really does feel that he has a mandate from God, and that will allow him to justify to himself all kinds of interesting things.

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