Tag: 2008 Election

A little more than 12 hours to go…

A little more than 12 hours to go…

And I can’t wait for Wednesday.

So excited I can’t stand it anymore, but someone today asked me if I thought we’d see an immediate change. I had to say no. I think the hole’s too deep for an immediate change. I am hoping for some bones, though, and I’m betting, come Wednesday, there will be a change in the air, and more than just the weather at play.

Gonna crash. Tomorrow will definitely be a new day. Stay warm!

November 11, 2008: Special Comment on Gay Marriage ~ Keith Olbermann

November 11, 2008: Special Comment on Gay Marriage ~ Keith Olbermann

From a friend, who found it for me…

Keith Olbermann’s special comment on Proposition 8:

And here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChanTFSmqao

It’s long but you should watch the whole thing. All I could think of was “Amen, brother.”
I couldn’t have said it better.

Here’s the text of the Olbermann piece, in case you don’t want to watch the video (which you should): http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27650743/


If I were single I’d be writing that man love letters.

I love him anyway.

Thanks so much for posting this
Wow. I think that’s the first time a new commentary has made me cry.

A Mormon comments on gay marriage: Mormon Church wins on gay marriage

He said what I said but in a more eloquent way. I wish I had gotten off my duff because about two weeks before the election I realized the “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Why can’t the world live more that way?

Acceptance Speech: President Barack Obama (Comment)

Acceptance Speech: President Barack Obama (Comment)

I love listening to [Obama’s] speeches. He compares to Martin Luther King Jr. in this regard. History will recognize him as a real statesman, I think. One of the very few…

In 1972…

In 1972…

I was just 9 (my birthday was the day before Election Day that year). I recall staying up to watch (and weep) as my favorite candidate, George McGovern, lost by a landslide to Richard Milhous Nixon. It took years to recover.

In 1976, I was 12 when I worked on the Carter campaign. Somewhere I still have Jimmy Carter letterhead.

Social Studies (and Current Events) were my favorite subjects all through junior high and high school.

Just a day away from my 45th birthday, and I still can’t believe we managed to do this.

As I watch President-Elect Obama’s acceptance speech, I notice that his audience is far more representative of the whole country. I am proud to have supported him through the primary to now. I have a hope that his words are played out in deeds.

According to my web site, we are at T-75 days and counting to the inauguration. A great deal of damage can still be done by our current administration, but what I do know is that there is a day coming when I can say that I support fully and completely whatever our President says we need to do.

We can fix the broken things about our home.

Yes. We can.

I’m just a little late, here, but gotta say it anyway…

I’m just a little late, here, but gotta say it anyway…

We watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on the 1st, because my oldest wasn’t up to watching anything the night before. After it was over, the kids begged to watch You’re NOT Elected, Charlie Brown. Originally, I said it was not as good. I was wrong. I forgot how closely it paralleled the 1972 election (was released just before), and I forgot about the Joe Cool appearance. Most importantly, I laughed harder and longer at that than I did at Great Pumpkin.

You’ve still got a day before the election. Go. Find it and watch. You’ll be enlightened…again.

It is time…

It is time…

On November 4, 2008, assuming you are a citizen of the United States, age 18 or older, you have a responsibility to exercise your right to vote. Your right has been established in many different sections of the United States Constitution.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Of course I care who you vote for, but beyond anything else, I care that you exercise your right to vote.

The polls open in less than 8 hours.

Do what you must.

(And, if you’re in my neck of the woods and you want to watch the results come in with company, there’s a brand new sofa and a microwave available for popcorn, plus a big TV and a digital tuner. Come share in the event. You won’t regret it.)


Watch the results? I’m voting, don’t get me wrong, but I’d rather go to a party to have a root canal than to watch the pundits pontificate. To each their own, I suppose. I’ll hear the outcome tomorrow on the all-news radio.

Well, for the right-minded (left-minded?) person(s), I *could* be convinced to pop in either Dave or The American President. I’m in the mood for something hopeful…

I wish we lived closer, I’d take you up on that. Hopeful is good.

Oh, I am SO with you on this one. I swear, I went to the polls today ready to actually hit anyone who came near me w/any sort of politicking. Luckily, there was absolutely no one doing any sort of that thing. Surprising, but refreshing.

The wife and I have a nice bottle of wine ready for tonight. It’s my favorite kind of reality TV! We’ll be watching PBS so we won’t have to be interrupted with those vital local results (zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz). Forget about congress, we have to tell you who the new Dogcatcher is in South Bubbaburg! Oy!

You can’t write this stuff…

You can’t write this stuff…

Seems our “friend” Joe the Plumber has some issues of his own…

Real Deal on ‘Joe the Plumber’ Reveals New Slant

I guess the American Dream includes never paying taxes at all…

(Or, in other words, people who live in glass houses, be careful what you wish for, etc…)

99 days and counting…

99 days and counting…

I saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh out loud until I thought about it.

At least Nixon had the decency to resign

Anyone else feel like they’re watching the last five minutes of Dr. Strangelove?

The trees were just turning in Harper’s Ferry, but the election was already underway. It was November 6, 1860 (148 years before my actual birthday coming up this year). I heard Breckenridge won. I wonder what life would have been like without Abraham Lincoln.

Would we be better off? Would there still be slavery?

At least now I know how close we are to Harper’s Ferry. I was surprised. And I noticed one other thing: While I saw a few McCain stickers on the backs of cars, the only signs I saw in town belonged to Obama.

I got my new registration card in the mail last week. The deadline for VA and DC has passed, but if you haven’t registered yet for Maryland, better get moving. You have till the 14th.

A funny note: Two rangers were talking outside of the shuttle bus as we were waiting to board. They were commiserating over some of the people who come out here this time of year. One guy bitched loud and long about how he’d planned this trip for months to be that particular weekend, and how dare the trees NOT be in full autumn color mode. The guy ranger said he’d get right on that (indicating painting the leaves, Alice in Wonderland-style).


Some people are just stupid.

Off to the shower, services and maybe a bunch of box moving this afternoon. If you have free time and you want to help out, give me a call on my cell. I could use put-stuff-in-boxes help and hauling help both.

Enjoy your day!


RE: Fall Foliage
We’re in the mountains of Northern Georgia and the leaves are just starting to change here too. Saw some stunning foliage on the way down as we went up in elevation; we drove from late summer to early fall and back again.

Re the guy who was upset because fall wasn’t in full flood; I actually like early fall better. Sure, the hills aren’t totally aflame, but a lot of the dark reds and vivid oranges are only there briefly when the leaves start changing.

Bearing in mind that I want him to win, these are still funny:


Then again, this one’s funnier – possibly because it’s fresher:


But my real favorite is this:


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