Count Me In

"All right. Here we go again."
"Ready?"
"Yep."
"One for Gore-Lieberman."
"Gore-Lieberman. One."
"One for Bush-Cheney."
"One for Bush-Cheney. Got it."
"One for Cheney, but not Bush.

No matter how you cut the cards, the presidential election was a statistical dead heat nationwide. So the ballot problems in Florida are but a microcosm of what has occurred in many other states.
The real question becomes what can Americans expect from either candidate once he takes office.

(rrrrring)
"Hello?"
"George? It's Al."
"Al? Al who?"
"Get off it, Junior. It's Al, the next President of the United States, that's who."
"In your dreams, Poindexter.

"Vargon, the Imperial Council is ready to hear your report on the progress of intergalactic colonization project HMX-2528."
"Thank you, Comrade Expletivios. Good morning, distinguished members of the Imperial Council.

The sad truth is that there is no surplus in our national budget. For the two presidential candidates to play that card is wholeheartedly deceitful. We have a national deficit that continues to grow. In 1998 it amounted to $5.

Our thin-skinned County Supervisors can tolerate no opinions but their own.
Their October 24 gang reply to my criticism of their wasteful spending
habits raises more questions than their misleading assertions answer.

In communities across the nation, there is a growing concern that current development patterns are no longer in the long-term interest of our cities, existing suburbs, small towns, and rural communities. Though supportive of growth, communities are questioning the economic costs of abandoning infrastructure in the city, only to rebuild it further out.

"Boss, we're getting sued."
"Sued? Who'd sue ABC?"
"It's in the papers. Listen to this. 'A federal judge will rule shortly on whether the hit television program Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? discriminates against the hearing-impaired and those who can't use touch-tone telephones.

In the October 4 issue of the River Cities' Reader (#291), you printed a letter from Karl J. Rhomberg, a Democratic Party candidate for the Scott County Board of Supervisors, that was critical of a decision we made concerning the lease of office space for Juvenile Court Services.

Q: I'm so mad at all them media for making fun of the Miss America pageant. I been watching it for a real long time and I sure do like the good, clean, family entertainment, especially that part where the girls come out half-naked in their bathing suits.

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