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For me the current elections are so much different from the 2000 and 2004. I feel relaxed.

In the past, I felt like the country is attacked by the evil empire and the majority of population is cooperating with the aggressor.

This time, I have no negative feelings toward any of the candidates. They both are very decent people, deserving respect and capable to be among the leaders of this country.

What is driving my choice now, besides the obvious parallel with teh FDR, because the country is economically in the similar condition compared with 1930s and requires similar policies, is pure qualification.

What I see is that one candidate is very smart, definitively much smarter than I am. When I watch him answering questions I understand that I’m simply not capable to think that fast. He is also perfectly educated, better than I am. In him, I see what I want – a manager. A macro manager to lead the country. A micro manager to deal with every small issue, in complex or separately.

Then I see another candidate. First on all I doubt that he is smart at all. Maybe he is simply lost when he speaks to the camera, but it looks desperate. I can answer almost every question better than he does. Sometimes I feel that he has nothing to say and he simply squeezes out some meaningless word soup.

I also see how badly educated he is. His education is far inferior to mine. I don’t even compare him to another candidate’s education – that’s just a joke. I compare him to myself and I see that compared to me he is almost a high-school dropout. But I’m not running for president – he does.

I also see his judgement in action. The most important desision before elections is to pick a VP. And he chose the candidate even less qualified than himself. That is worrisome, because in order to be a successful president he must chose every single cabinet member to be at least 10x smarter than himself. And I doubt that he can.

Otherwise, he is a very nice guy and I wish him long and happy life. Somewhere away from the White House.

Please go and vote. That’s not only a duty, that’s more a privilege, one of those rare days when your opinion is worth more than zero.

Now, after cleaning out our champagne glasses, I want to say to my fellow bloggers – we did it!

Bush came to his office 6 years ago when blogosphere was virtually non-existing. We, the people, lost badly then and our voices were muted. Two years ago, when blogosphere was still in its infancy – and we lost again. Now, when we are finally strong and we can fight – we did it!

Millions of people lined out this past tuesday to kick G.W. Bush into his stupid fat ass. I saw him yesterday on TV and his ass was swelling and it was red like a tomato. Not even a baboon has it so bad.

Me, and a million of my fellow bloggers, we give and accept congratulations for the great job we did for this country and its people.

Congratulations!

Any bubble, including Nasdaq bubble of 2000, when the index lost 78% of its value after the bubble burst, follow the same psychological pattern of participants, i.e. bubble inflators. This pattern is:

  1. euphoria
  2. denial
  3. recognition
  4. panic
  5. hope (optional)
  6. capitulation

Btw, the lost wars usually follow the same pattern. Now let see the reported RBC Homeowner’s Survey, where homeowners expressed their ridiculous expectations:

  • 75.6%: see their Home’s value climbing over the next few years
  • 46%: expect a gain of 5% or more annually
  • 30%: foresee a rise of 10% to 15% a year
  • 70%: said their home’s value has risen 10% or more in the past 3 years
  • 6% think their home’s value will sink in the next few years
  • 7.8%: worry that their mortgage might exceed the value of their home

As you can see 46% of homeowners are in deep denial and 30% have plain brain damage. Only 6% are absolutely correct.
This stage is called denial, when obvious facts are still ignored by the majority of the market players. It is the same stage where Nasdaq was in early 2001. Please check the charts to see what happened next.

Barry from Big Picture is reporting that Americans came second to last among civilized nations in answering the simple question:

Is that true that “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals”?

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As you can see the heads of about 50% of Americans are full of crap, comparing to just few % in civilized countries like France or Japan. This just confirms the soundness of Republican’s favorite motto:

We don’t want Americans to become smart, we just want stupid people to vote for us

Indeed.

When Bush was asked what he thinks about the "most Europeans consider the United States the biggest threat to global stability", worse than Iran or North Korea, – he dismissed this as absurd.
What else would you expect from a reformed alcoholic who believes that US Constitution is "a piece of paper"?

There is no senses more powerful than hate and fear, even love is behind them. We talked often how Bush' administration is exploiting fear to unite the nation in support of "the war on terror", while in fact fighting the "war for foreign oil". 

So now hate is in play. The absolute majority of this country hate Niggers, Gays and Latinos. The constitutional amendment that will ban a Nigger from marrying a white protestant girl will certainly play on this hate and unite many voters behind the great Republican party.

Divide and conquer. It's all the same in the last 2000 years.

Fortunately for Bush, the last day scandal did not took as much as public interest as the last year wiretapping revelations. But, look how much more of interest the NSA has in the last few months.

On this graph from google trends, red is NSA, blue is wiretapping.

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