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Kerry Concedes Election To Bush

timothy posted more than 9 years ago | from the now-clean-up-all-these-damn-peanuts dept.

United States 5687

WilliamGeorge points to this MSNBC story "that presidential candidate John Kerry has called George W Bush to concede the election. So it is over, and without a lot of extra fuss and recounts."

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Now, let's all have a big Slashdot group hug (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711096)

And let us move back to our normal bickering of Linux vs. BSD.

Re:Now, let's all have a big Slashdot group hug (2, Funny)

Laser Lou (230648) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711240)

Amen to that. I'm tired of getting flamed.

SUCK (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711100)

SUCK IT BITCHAZ

Re:SUCK (0, Troll)

General Alcazar (726259) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711159)

Mod parent up - that's as close to the truth as I can articulate at this moment.

There it is! (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711104)

I am so first, maybe

Oh Canada! (5, Funny)

raehl (609729) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711105)

I guess I better learn the rest of that.

Re:Oh Canada! (5, Funny)

Blindman (36862) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711178)

I understand the sentiment, but wouldn't moving to Ohio be slightly more effective?

Re:Oh Canada! (4, Funny)

Jeremiah Cornelius (137) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711194)

Yeah,
Well, you're better off than me. I still gotta learn to speak Canadian!

Re:Oh Canada! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711197)

I'll buy your plane ticket.

Re:Oh Canada! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711205)

"our home and native land..." so long! don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!

Re:Oh Canada! (2, Insightful)

btlzu2 (99039) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711232)

Please, PLEASE GO! Don't hold back. Liberals LOVE threatening to leave when their horse finishes last, so DO IT and leave us to fail miserably in our "fascism" and "right-wing extremism".

It's not true, but if you believe it you must leave. Good bye and good riddance. I'm SO SICK of hearing people threatening to leave whether jokingly or not. It's damn immature and pig-headed.

Re:Oh Canada! (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711235)

The whole Baldwin family threatened to move to Europe in 2000 if Bush won. They didn't. Somehow I think you won't leave either.

The "I'm going to move" threats have gotten really stale.

If you do move, go to France. I hear they really like stupid people.

Re:Oh Canada! (5, Funny)

pete-classic (75983) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711241)

For god's sake, would you take Alec Baldwin with you?

Four years later and he's still here.

-Peter

Sad sad day (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711109)

It's a sad sad day for 50% of America.

Re:Sad sad day (-1, Flamebait)

whitebread (154176) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711151)

Actually, this is a sad day for alot more of America than that..its just that the "moral majority" is too stupid to realize it.

Re:Sad sad day (2, Insightful)

JavaLord (680960) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711160)

More like 48%. Lets count the numbers correctly.

If you consider non-voters as not caring either way, then it's probably a sad day for 28% of the country.

For 100% of America (0, Flamebait)

raehl (609729) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711209)

The 49% who voted for Kerry, and the 51% who are morons.

Re:Sad sad day (2, Informative)

camliner (685937) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711228)

Actually, it is a sad sad day for 48% of America.

"...without a lot of extra fuss and recount"? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711110)

Sheesh, what am I going to do for entertainment between now and Thanksgiving?

Heh. (-1, Flamebait)

spicy salsa (826249) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711112)

Looks like the Bush did not get flushed down the John. =)

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WARNING: SCAM LINK IN PARENT (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711225)

There is no such thing as a free flat screen. The link is a total scam and you are helping by clicking the link. Say no to Spam on Slashdot!

omg election ef pree (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711113)

hooh winar chicken dinna@r

gmail invites (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711114)

Thank goodness. (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711115)

A big win for Republicans all around. NICE!!

Here Lies... (0, Flamebait)

darth_MALL (657218) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711116)

Liberty and Freedom
1776-2004
R.I.P.

woohoo (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711117)

woohoo it is over!

let me be the first to say.... (5, Insightful)

Ishkibble (581826) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711119)

what a shame, kerry would of lead the country in a better direction. it is truly a shame we have to wait another 4 years for some improvement to happen to this country

The horror... (-1, Flamebait)

MastaBaba (530286) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711120)

This will NOT be good for the US or the world. You Americans. Where DOES that 50% hide which voted for Bush?

Re:The horror... (2, Insightful)

r1ckt3r (302503) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711181)

In the South and Midwest, I'm surrounded by them.

damn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711121)

GODDAMMIT.

This sucks... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711122)

Not only will we now see four more years of Bush, we'll also see Hillary '08...

Time to buy my own private island.

Well, (4, Insightful)

brilinux (255400) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711123)

So we saw this coming, I suppose, and while most of us do not like it, it is finished. This is a testament both to Kerry's character as well as America's democratic process. I wish the candidates the best of luck now that it is over, and I hope that America does not go to hell.

first post (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711124)

woohoo go me!

fuck bush (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711126)

fuck bush

fp

two words (3, Interesting)

akwash79 (822130) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711127)

what happened??

w00t (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711128)

bush p4nd3d k3rry!

fp (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711130)

what the hell? where's everyone ranting?

Sweet (-1, Troll)

Scratch-O-Matic (245992) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711131)

Validation.

I need directions . . . (4, Funny)

jgaynor (205453) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711132)



Can someone tell me where I can sign-up for the upcoming Civil War?

Re:I need directions . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711231)

Here. [moveon.org] Or, here [foxnews.com] if that's the way you swing.

one nation under god (5, Funny)

h0mer (181006) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711137)

4 years closer to Wal-Mart Nation... let's go get some NASCAR shit and go off to church!

Hey.... At least we can get on with things now.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711139)

This beats what happened four years ago. Now business and the markets can get back on focus.

- Nick Donovan

gore (0, Flamebait)

Jane_the_Great (778338) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711141)

Al Gore did the same thing in 2000 - then called Bush again to take back his concession. We'll see if Kerry takes a similar route. Although, it seems pretty obvious that Ohio isn't going to go for Kerry so the result isn't heavily in doubt, except in the minds of Kerry supporters who aren't good at math.

News Just In: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711142)

Shares in law firms take massive dive

would have had better Dem turn out (3, Informative)

the_2nd_coming (444906) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711143)

in Ohio if those districts were given enough voting machines to get people through the polling places. people waited 9 hours!!!!

not to mention all the democrats that flipped!!! I hope they rot in hell!!!

Good move (2, Insightful)

jimmyCarter (56088) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711144)

The last thing this nation needs is another drawn out court battle to decide the presidency. Kerry did the honorable thing considering his slim-none chances of pulling Ohio out.

Life will go on. It's a sad day for sure, but life will go on. We are all Americans, first and foremost.

May I Be The First To Say... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711146)

I'm moving to Canada.

who cares (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711147)

kerry is teh suck!

Good... (1)

goobenet (756437) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711148)

At least kerry didn't drag the democrats through the mud with legal battles, and recounts... best part, no hanging chads this year!

Close. (1)

BabyJaysus (808429) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711149)

A sad day for generic characters everywhere.

Comedy fans rejoice (1)

Modern Fix (631127) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711152)

At least John Stewart, Bill Maher, SNL and standup comedians everywhere will have material for four more years! That's good, right? Eh? Eh?

Congratulations (2, Insightful)

Brown Eggs (650559) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711153)

While I am no Bush supporter, I want to congratulate him on his victory. And I sincerely hope that he will take great steps to heal the wounds on this country inflicted by both the events of the past 4 years and a VERY bitter election.

Re:Congratulations (4, Funny)

Reducer2001 (197985) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711239)

You haven't been paying attention at all, have you?

TIME TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME, FUCKERS (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711154)


ATTN: 51% of voters
RE: you being gormless, easily duped intellectual dungheaps

Just wanted to establish that whatever fucked-up shit comes down on all of our heads over the next four years...it's all your fault.

I am no longer blaming Bush or Cheney or Karl Rove or anybody else in the NeoCon coven. You can't blame them for being evil, hateful warmongering fuckshits any more than you can blame a gun for shooting bullets. But YOU ASSHOLES let them get away with it for four more years.

A tidal wave of blood coming down on us all from the next terrorist disaster? YOUR FAULT.

Military draft stealing away the lives of an entire generation of young Americans (and then some)? YOUR FAULT.

Perpetual wars in the Middle East making Orwellian nightmares seem like tinkertoys in the sandbox? YOUR FAULT.

A ruined economy and ecology, a Constitution left in tatters, a tyranny of wealthy white "Christians" who are anything but? YOUR FAULT.

The rest of the world abandoning us when we'll need it most (and don't say it won't happen)? YOUR FAULT.

Future decades upon future decades spent living down Bush's legacy and repairing the damage to the country and the world? YOUR FAULT.

Making this planet a less prosperous and peaceful place in which to raise my future child? YOUR FUCKING FAULT, YOU FUCKING FUCKING CUNTING FUCKS.

I hope you're quite pleased. I hope you enjoy the tax cuts and the military dick-waving and the surge of pride you must feel when Bush stands in front of a flag he has never for a moment of his life defended. I wish you all a free copy of "My Pet Goat" and a frosty flagon of the blood if Iraqui innocents. Drink fast, it gets warm so quickly.

Just remember, when you and I are both up against the wall, the last thing you'll see before we're both shot in the head is my finger raised in accusation against you. And it won't be my index finger.

Drop me if you want. Hate me if you want. I don't give a shit. Fuck all 'yall.

All I need now (3, Funny)

defile (1059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711155)

is the link to the Draft-Dodging HOWTO.

Finally! (1)

jimboinsk (802789) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711156)

No more political ads on TV or the Radio! No more taped phone calls! No more litigation to win the presidency?

Fuck. (1)

jbrelie (322599) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711157)

I suppose that one can only assume that Kerry's campaign knows something of the numbers that we do not... There was still a possibility that the uncounted provisional and absentee ballots could have closed the gap in Ohio.

If mine was one of those votes, I'd be pissed.

They did the math (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711222)

There turned out to be fewer provisional ballots than they thought, and not enough to put them over the top. It was an impossible battle.

Thank you Mr. Kerry (4, Insightful)

kuwan (443684) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711161)

It's being widely reported by the AP, CNN, Fox News, CSPAN, ABC News, CBS News and others that John Kerry has already called Pres. Bush to concede defeat. Apparently he'll speak to the nation at 1:00 PM EST.

I personally am glad that Kerry has done this. My opinion of him has gone up and I am glad that he will not try to divide the country further by dragging us through a contested election. Mr. Kerry, thank you for that.

And congratulations to Pres. Bush.

Next question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711162)

Well, now there's just one question left. After I'm drafted, will I be sent to Iraq, Iran, or Syria first?

Gotta remember to call all the Bush supporters I know and thank them for their voting me a nice extended tour of the Middle East.

Congratulations to Bush (1)

andyring (100627) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711164)

While it was certainly a hard-fought race, one that was quite heated at times, the people have spoken and I am glad that our country will not be forced to endure weeks of court battles over the results.

HAHAHAHA Lame Liberals (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711165)

hhahaha

4 More Wars! (2, Funny)

j4ck50n (548439) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711166)

Long live the Boy King!

Great White North (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711168)

what have you done? (0, Flamebait)

seestheday (629799) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711169)

here's to 4 more years of continuous war,
and a greater divide between the rich and the poor.

It's official, America is a nation of idiots. (1, Insightful)

conner_bw (120497) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711173)

It's official, America is a nation of idiots.

Unemployment and deficit rampantly high combined with a war, so you pretty much voted to get your asses DRAFTED into a war since this is what has happened historically with the combination of those three events. Conveniently enough, security is higher at the borders and at the airports... draft dodgers will have a hell of a time getting out.

I call upon the world to harass american tourists anywhere they go. If they want a xenophobe isolationist nation, then let them stay at home in their rotting cesspool of shit.

Four more years against the rest of the world. Thanks assholes.

Congratulations! (1, Flamebait)

Eohl (40739) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711174)

Congratulations to America on electing the morally bankrupt government it truly deserves!

As Gloria Steinem said upon the election of Nixon (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711176)

"We're all niggers now."

Congratulations (3, Insightful)

Aggrajag (716041) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711177)

I just hope for all of the American people that Dubya doesn't do anything that will make rest of the world hate you even more.

This is a sad day.

Re:Congratulations (1)

mc6809e (214243) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711234)

I just hope for all of the American people that Dubya doesn't do anything that will make rest of the world hate you even more.

Don't be so one-sided in your criticism. Sometimes hate is a choice.

no (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711179)

It cannot be.

In Spite of. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711180)

So despite the best efforts of Michael Moore, CBS, the NY Times, China, Osama Bin Laden, and Slashdot to swing the election the Kerry, it didn't work.

Congratulations.

Ha Ha you fail it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711183)

losers

And the rest of the world... (5, Funny)

Flaming Halo (66391) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711184)

...lets out a resounding "Aw, crap."

Too close to call? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711185)

How can FOXNews and CNN be sooo different in reporting?

Programmers, daddy what's a programmer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711188)

well guys, here goes your high tech jobs. Remember, smile when you say 'do you want fries with that'

Not over just yet (3, Funny)

s2k2vidguy (753453) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711189)

It isn't over just yet. There are plenty of Democratic-friendly lawyers that will be happy to file lawsuits in Ohio, with or without Kerry support.

Well... (3, Funny)

olrik666 (574545) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711191)


Two words :

Welcome, friend! [cic.gc.ca]

Repent, for the Apocalypse Draws Nigh! (5, Funny)

applemasker (694059) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711192)

First the Red Sox win the Series, now this.

The only question in my mind is what form will the other two Horsemen take?

At least I don't have to update my .sig

Some silver lining.

Still not sure how I feel about this (2, Insightful)

raider_red (156642) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711193)

I'm glad not to be stuck with seeing Kerry on the news for four years, but I'd have liked to have at least one house in Congress controlled by the opposition. That way, we might be able to get a better check on spending for the next term.

Good for Kerry (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711196)

This shows that at least he's a little more sane that Algore.

Good for America, some continuity.

It ain't over... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711198)

'til the fatlady counts the provisional votes in Ohio.
He shouldn't given up so soon. What kind of lawyer is he?

yup (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711202)

Lets see who has their job left in the next four years

Finally (1)

mikelb63 (780569) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711206)

At least it looks like someone actually won!!! At least this time Bush has some legitimacy (though I'm sure Democrats will still argue this) by winning the popular vote.

Actually... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711210)

The headline says he called Bush to concede. The story doesn't. This is a crucial distinction.

Why concede without a full result? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711211)

Why not wait it out?

question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711212)

HAVE YOU ALL GONE MAD??

No more politics (1)

VilePSU2 (767193) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711216)

The sign stealing Kerry fanatics can finally go home...

Damn. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711218)


Where's Lee Harvey Oswald when you need him? Thanks for nothing, Jack Ruby.

Bad Line Break (1)

AnonymousKev (754127) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711219)

The line break in the article puts the text "George W. Bush to conceed election" at the beginning of the line. For a second, I thought that Slashdot had taken partisan optimism to a new high.

I'm typing as fast as I can, but I'm pretty sure this comment is already redundant.

Four more years (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711220)

I for one welcome our re-elected overlord.

TO: the world FROM: the USA RE: election (3, Insightful)

spookymonster (238226) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711221)

From the bottom of our collective hearts:

We're sorry.

I'm sure future historians will mark this day as the offical turning point of the fall and decline of the American empire. We had a good run; good luck to the next guy.

Huh? (4, Interesting)

Alan (347) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711223)

I'm confused, the race is really close (252/254) with at least one major swing state still not finished counting and with the race there still at 50%/49% or so. I thought that if it was a tight race you didn't give up.

*sigh*

moo (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711224)

http://www.autofrog.com/~chrisp/tv/cnn.jpg

Glad to see no protracted fight (3, Insightful)

CrimsonAvenger (580665) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711226)

There will be bitching and moaning enough, without the prospect of another election decided in the Courts. It's good for the country that the election didn't get into the hands of either the Democrat or Republican lawyers.

Have to give it to Kerry - he was honourable enough not to try to drag this out. As I hope Bush would have been if it had gone the other way.

OH GREAT (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711227)

Another 4 years we have to put up woth good ole' looks-like-a-monkey dolt boy.

No, it isn't over. (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711229)

We have four more years of ruining America in the eyes of the world. Before you say BFD, remember, the US population is *not* the world...nor a large portion of it.

It is far from over. Very far.

Well if nothing else... (1)

LINM (255706) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711233)

...the productivity of every individual in the country with an internet connection should double versus yesterday

Will the democratic party ever... (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#10711236)

Choose someone in the primaries that is truly electable? Not necessarily a Southerner, but Edwards would have done it for example. Keep sending those Northern Liberals up, keep seeing them fall.

Another trend to note...compare the actual electoral votes in the North versus the South in 2000. As the population moves south and west so do the electoral votes, and so does the power.

The south is rising...again :)

WMD's (1)

Awestruckin (824416) | more than 9 years ago | (#10711237)

Well at least we still have a president with the authority to launch nucular weapons instead of a new guy with nuclear ones. CMIAW, but I think nuclear bombs are bigger, right?
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