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Yessir, yessir, three vids full

Posted on 2008.12.02 at 13:15
where am I: on my way out, like always
How I feel about it all: dorkydorky
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This is awesome:



Dear Barack Obama,

You're actually starting to get my hopes up. This is probably a good thing. Your health care stuff isn't perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. Please don't ever let yourself get sucked into the Old Guard.

Optimistically Yours,

Me.

___________________



This? Should not be viewed while eating or drinking:




Dear John McCain,

I like you. I really do like you. Come to my house, I'll bake you cookies. Your politics kinda suck, though, which is too bad, 'cause they mostly didn't used to. Where have you gone, 2000!McCain? I miss you.

But I'm serious about the cookies.

Disappointedly,

Me.

________________________


This one? There are NO WORDS for this one:



Dear Mike Huckabee,

....?


In utter disbelief,

Me.

Thanks to isiscolo for the first two links, and to topaz7 for reminding me of the third.

Comments:


the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-12 18:46 (UTC) ()
The same thing happened to 2000!McCain that happened to 1980!George H.W. Bush. They sold their souls for power.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 19:09 (UTC) ()
George H.W. Bush is someone else I'd invite for cookies. *sigh*
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-12 19:11 (UTC) ()
Seriously, it's really sad.

In other political news, Sam thinks we should rename our oven mitts. He wants to call them Romney. *headdesk*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 00:41 (UTC) ()
I've always called Romney "Voldemitt", so.

Edited at 2008-02-13 00:41 (UTC)
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-13 00:57 (UTC) ()
Somehow "Voldemitt" sounds like a better name for an oven mitt.

ARE YOU AROUND?? OR TEASING ME FROM WORK?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 03:48 (UTC) ()
I am around now. Before I was Intermittently Around. Are you still there?
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-13 03:56 (UTC) ()
I am here. I need to sleep by midnight but one hour is good!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 04:41 (UTC) ()
Woe, you have left. Gone? You have gone. You have gone and left. Dang.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-16 00:42 (UTC) ()
I waited until like 11:45, 11:50 that night! Woe!

When shall you be around again?

Sam says that Brigid is coming. Nevermind that I haven't yet ovulated this cycle. This has nothing to do with anything except that we should videotape the birth. The birth of the yet-to-be-conceived child. Nothing like planning ahead.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-16 02:19 (UTC) ()
I'm going out for something with bubbles but then I'll be back. Ten-ish or before.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2008-02-16 02:19 (UTC) ()
w00t!
my life's so common it disappears
songdog at 2008-02-14 07:09 (UTC) ()
Blue Mass Group calls Romney, "His Expediency"
I tongued Hugh Dillon once.
callumvixen at 2008-02-12 18:51 (UTC) ()
oh Rick Mercer - MARRY ME!!! hahaha awesome.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 19:08 (UTC) ()
I LOVE HIM SO MUCH.
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2008-02-12 18:56 (UTC) ()
Dear Rick Mercer,

ILU

&hearts,

me
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 19:07 (UTC) ()
Facebook has a "Rick Mercer for PM" group. Awesome idea. :)
Tarnish notte the majesty of my TOWER of HATS
meresy at 2008-02-12 19:10 (UTC) ()
I know, right? *g*
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 23:51 (UTC) ()
Can't you just see it? I mean, dude. Rick Mercer/Question Period: Canada's most awesome OTP ever.
Mijan
mijan at 2008-02-12 19:09 (UTC) ()
What did Huckabee do this time? Aside from being a total Dominionist scumbag?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 23:45 (UTC) ()
You gotta watch the video, dude. ;)
Mijan
mijan at 2008-02-13 02:43 (UTC) ()
Yeah, I know, I've seen that before. It was more of a "yeah, he's a twat, what's new?" sort of response. But nothing much surprises me with him. The only thing that surprises me is that people are actually voting for him. Scary shit.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-02-12 23:00 (UTC) ()
BEST. POST. EVAR OMG MARRY ME.

I'd heard about the "Yes We Can" song, but hadn't actually heard it yet, let alone seen the vid. Have cried buckets, which is just sort of my standard reaction to speeches by Barack Obama (hope being often painful, y'know).

Second vid? Dripping awesome-sauce all over my living room carpet.

Mike Huckabee. *sigh*

Going to download the first two videos now. I hart you.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-12 23:47 (UTC) ()
Mike Huckabee's Dominionist scariness is inversely proportionate to Rick Mercer's awesomeness.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-02-12 23:58 (UTC) ()
Thought you might be interested to read will.i.am's explanation of why he wrote the song. Kind of self-evident, actually, but I'm always interested in the "why"s behind the "what"s.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 00:38 (UTC) ()

*edits for typos*

Martin Luther King didn't have experience to lead...
Kennedy didn't have experience to lead...
Susan B. Anthony...
Nelson Mandela...
Rosa Parks...
Gandhi...
Anne Frank...
and everyone else who has had a hand in molding the freedoms we have and take for granted today...


I could add:

Lech Wałęsa
Harriet Tubman
Pierre Trudeau (in fact, I just found this article that calls Obama the "Democrat's Trudeau")

...and a whole bunch of others.

no one truly has experience to deal with the world today...

they just need "desire, strength, courage ability, and passion" to change...
and to stand for something even when people say it's not possible...


I completely love this article.

Edited at 2008-02-13 00:39 (UTC)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-02-13 00:58 (UTC) ()

Re: *edits for typos*

Me too. I'm a big soggy mess tonight. If I get any more hopeful, I might kill the cynic in me.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 01:33 (UTC) ()

Re: *edits for typos*

Seriously. I just recently decided for positive that I'm voting for Obama, but I had some issues until I started really listening to some of his speeches. It just seems to me that yeah, he's ambitious, he has to be, but he really believes what he's saying, he's not just spouting rhetoric. I don't think you can fake that kind of enthusiasm for as long as he's been running.

Coincidentally, I just watched the Trudeau biopic the other night (I've owned the damn thing for months and had been putting it off like woah). I knew next to nothing about the guy going in, but all through it I was drawn to his ideas and kept thinking, gah. The US needs someone like that. And then watching Obama's speeches I got the same sense of being drawn. And now there's that article. *cue X-files music*

Either I'm tapping into collective thought or I read people like a genius. I'm thinking probably neither, but hey, it's a good story. :)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-02-13 02:11 (UTC) ()

Re: *edits for typos*

I'm ashamed to say I know absolutely NOTHING about Pierre Trudeau! But I think it's awesome that Obama's speeches and will.i.am's article reinforced the parallel for you in a positive way. :) I fell under Obama's spell right after I heard his speech at the DNC in 2004, and have been a huge fan ever since. For a long time I was concerned that I was just being sucked into a cult of personality. But I've read the man's books, I've read where he stands on many positions, I've heard every speech I can access, and I just agree with the man. I think he's not only brutally intelligent, but also gifted with an uncommon amount of common sense and actual integrity (in a politician? O_o! So rare!!). I think, at base, I just really need to feel proud of my country again. Obama has fierce support all around the world, from what I can tell by reading the London Times every day, and the idea of having a president who's genuinely respected by the rest of the people with whom we share the planet is just too enticing to pass by!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-02-13 04:37 (UTC) ()

Re: *edits for typos*

I'm ashamed to say I know absolutely NOTHING about Pierre Trudeau!

I'm ashamed to say I didn't either until about three days ago. wtf?

This video is a good showcase of his personality, from the little I've seen of such things (there's not a lot of Trudeau video around that I can find, which is odd). He's basically fucking with the head of a news guy during the 1970 October Crisis. It's a giant piece of history, actually, not that most American high schools would even consider teaching about it in history classes:




I fell under Obama's spell right after I heard his speech at the DNC in 2004, and have been a huge fan ever since.

I must admit I'm late to the party. I was a Kucinich supporter and honestly didn't pay much more attention other than a few looks at the various candidates' stand on the issues. Obama is impressing the heck out of me, though, for all my latecoming.


But I've read the man's books, I've read where he stands on many positions, I've heard every speech I can access, and I just agree with the man

Dude. He writes his own books. This isn't the case for most candidates. *is v. impressed*


I think he's not only brutally intelligent, but also gifted with an uncommon amount of common sense and actual integrity (in a politician? O_o! So rare!!).

The last US politician with pure integrity was Jimmy Carter, IMO. I think Obama will be a better President overall, but Jimmy owns my heart still. :)


I think, at base, I just really need to feel proud of my country again.

Word. Yes. Oh, gods, yes.


Obama has fierce support all around the world, from what I can tell by reading the London Times every day

He has support in Canada, as well, at least among the left (I'm amused that the blogger calls him the "Democratic leadership candidate").

Edited at 2008-02-13 04:38 (UTC)
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