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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

AJ Strata Makes A Fearless Prediction

I haven't been following the state elections, but I guess AJ Strata has. His prediction:
Rep sweep in NJ and VA Governors.

In VA Kilgore 51, Kaine 47, Potts 2.

In NJ 51-49 Forrestor.
I guess tomorrow I'll go and congratulate him if he's right.... I was talking to someone from NJ this week, and that person's comment was "Well, they're both crooks...."

I'm really reading all the European newspapers to see the state of angst and denial. More later. Sigmund, Carl and Alfred, Howard of Oraculations and The Anchoress all have great posts up about the riots. Gindy has a great round up of links and perspectives, including this quote from a rioter:
"We have found our thrills: playing with riot police in the evening," one 22-year-old told AFP, under cover of anonymity.
"As long as the police come and provoke us in the evening, we'll bring out the Molotov cocktails, stones, petanque balls, planks," he said.

Around him, half a dozen youths nodded in agreement.

"In the day we sleep, go see our girlfriends, play video games... And in the evening we have a good time: at 9:00 pm we go and fight the police," said one.

"It's like being in Matrix," the science-fiction film, he said, adding that he liked to see the "riot police in a panic, hiding behind their shields."


Comments:
"In VA Kilgore 51, Kaine 47, Potts 2."

It is sounding like Kaine won so far.

Thanks for the link.

"In the day we sleep, go see our girlfriends, play video games... And in the evening we have a good time: at 9:00 pm we go and fight the police,"

That was the quote of the day for me.
 
Almost all of the rioters seem like plain old-fashioned hooligans just having a fine old time!

Of course, whenever you have this type of civic disorder the ideologues and the career criminals mix in. It's very dangerous.
 
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