Finally.

Jan. 20th, 2009 11:41 am
bekindtostrangers: (Obama08: The First Family)
The sweetest words ever said: "George W. Bush is no longer president of the United States."

It's a good day.

bekindtostrangers: (Misc: Aweso)
This is absolutely unbelievable:

Obama Pics Daily - Legoland | Presidential Inauguration


P.S. Yay, 3 days!
bekindtostrangers: (Obama08: YES WE CAN HAS!)
I have no words.

SUSPENSE.

Nov. 4th, 2008 07:10 pm
bekindtostrangers: (Obama08: IOWA FOR OBAMA)
I AM GOING. TO . DIE.
bekindtostrangers: (Obama08: IOWA FOR OBAMA)
I have a sinking feeling the McCainiac will win. Oh, not because the Obamanators won't come out swinging; we will, and have. Everyone around me is screaming landslide, but, I reiterate - I will celebrate tomorrow. We all know the Republicans have a habit of stealing things that don't belong to them. You never know what could happen.

But damn if I'm not hopeful.

You know, it all comes down to needing a change. Maybe the status quo worked for awhile, yeah, but it's not working now, with huge consequences. If McCain is the person for you who most represents that change - vote for him. Ditto Obama.

Is there one candidate I think people, especially people in my age group, should vote for? Of course. But my feelings on peoples' politics are the same as my feelings on my friends' religions. If you have one? Awesome. If you're uber-religious? Also awesome. Just don't push it on me and I won't push my beliefs on you.

Same goes with politics. And now I'm going to get on my soapbox for a minute. Throughout the past 21 months, I've met more than one person, more than one staunch, right-wing, 'Obama's a terrorist' person. I live in a rather Democratic state (we voted for the Dem in two of the last three elections, and Bush only won the last one by a tiny margin) but there are pockets of Rednecks Republicans here and there.

And so, I say the same thing to anyone that I've said to them. I don't care what you believe. If you choose to believe hype and not read facts for yourself, you're only stunting yourself. If you truly support a particular party because of facts you've read, then I respect that. But don't assume that because you believe something means that I should believe something. That's what's great about this country - we have (or should have) the ability to believe and support what we want, without fear of retribution.

It's almost over. The final sprint. I only hope the man elected is the one who does the right thing.

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I kept getting robomails from McCain's campaign. Which is fine, except they were sent to the wrong name. I.E. not me.

Of course, this irrationally pissed me off. So I went through the motions of unsubscribing. They had a section for option comments.

Oops.

I never WAS a McCain supporter. Y'all are a bunch of lying, thieving hypocrites and if you get elected just WAIT til you see the mass exodus of all the JOE THE PLUMBERS in an attempt to NOT be crushed to death by your communist, fascist, BIG BUSINESS, END THE MIDDLE CLASS regime. And by the way? You totally weren't even sending your robomail to the right place. My name is NOT Kelly. Assholes.

I did say I was irritated after all.

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I was going to post my entire "live-IM" with one of my close friends as we watched the debate, once it was over.

This sums it all up for me, though:

me (8:11:05 PM): Can we have just a debate with Obama.
her (8:11:09 PM): Thank you.
me (8:11:09 PM): For reals.


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We have a National Debt Clock. Did you know this? It was installed in 1989, when the national debt was under 3 trillion dollars.

Apparently, it's run out of numbers. They had to change the '$' to a '1' as a temporary fix. Until the new clock is put in. The one capable of recording up to a quadrillion. QUADRILLION.

I didn't even know that could be a real number.

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A link and commentary on the new Rolling Stone cover article on John McCain, taken straight from the Jess's mouth...er, blog:


From the first page (online--page 1 of 10):

"In its broad strokes, McCain's life story is oddly similar to that of the current occupant of the White House. John Sidney McCain III and George Walker Bush both represent the third generation of American dynasties. Both were born into positions of privilege against which they rebelled into mediocrity. Both developed an uncanny social intelligence that allowed them to skate by with a minimum of mental exertion. Both struggled with booze and loutish behavior. At each step, with the aid of their fathers' powerful friends, both failed upward. And both shed their skins as Episcopalian members of the Washington elite to build political careers as self-styled, ranch-inhabiting Westerners who pray to Jesus in their wives' evangelical churches. In one vital respect, however, the comparison is deeply unfair to the current president: George W. Bush was a much better pilot."

I love this country.
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Respectfully ganked from Jess.



John McCain was meant to appear on David Letterman. He called at the last minute, stating that he was "rushing" back to Washington to work on the economic crisis (and showed up in Washington 22 hours late, but that's a different story) and couldn't appear on Letterman -- last minute enough that Letterman had no time to get another guest.

And then John did Katie Couric. When he was supposed to be rushing back to Washington.

Nice.

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