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Posted on 2008.04.11 at 12:01
where am I: tewksbury
How I feel about it all: sickfie on you, annoying cough!
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I'll be voting later today, so this is (probably) the last pre-election vid I'll post (don't everyone cheer at once). I wasn't going to post any more at all, but this one's just too good not to spread around some:


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Vee
vsee at 2008-11-04 17:11 (UTC) ()
I hope you'll come over my way and tell me about it after you vote. My little poll is really silly, mostly, but I am very curious to hear voting stories. Good luck, hon.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-11-04 17:28 (UTC) ()
You'll probably get mine after eleven PM (EST) sometime--I work in RI (about an hour away from where I live in MA) and am still registered there, so I'm combining the two trips and hanging out after I vote until I have to go to work. I'll definitely fill out the poll at work, though! :D

Edited at 2008-11-04 17:29 (UTC)
tx_cronopio
tx_cronopio at 2008-11-04 17:34 (UTC) ()
That was wonderful, thanks! I also could not resist posting Just. One. More :)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-11-04 19:10 (UTC) ()
\O/!!!!!! Love that speech by Obama, and Seal's cover is excellent. Wouldn't it be lovely if Sam Cooke was around to see this day? Well. There are so many people I wish could be around for this day. Like Dr. King. And Sen. Obama's grandma. I like to think there's going to be a th'owdown in heaven tonight when these votes are tallied.

Voted two hours ago! SI SE PUEDE! YES WE CAN!!!!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-11-04 19:56 (UTC) ()

SI, ES VERDAD.

Here's an expanded version of a comment I wrote to a post on rakshi's LJ:

Somewhere in some (nonsectarian) afterlife, there's this little house where a bunch of the departed are having an election party. There are chips and popcorn and chocolate and champagne (with and without alcohol) and a good time is being had by all. And there's this giant better-than-plasma television that's all set up to hear the new President's acceptance speech.

When Madelyn arrives she's immediately wrapped in a bone-crushing welcome-home hug from her daughter Ann. Pretty soon everyone's gathering around her--family, friends, people she's never met, people she's only seen on TV-- to give her hugs and welcomes welcomes. And yeah, naturally everyone wants to know the latest gossip, and how things are going back on Earth.

They all catch up for a while, and then someone calls out that President Obama's speech is about to start. Madelyn looks up from the group and catches the eye of a young man with kind, intelligent eyes and an engaging smile. He takes her hand and brings her over to this one recliner that he's saved especially for her. She settles down into it, and it's all kinds of comfortable AND has the best view of the broadcast. Ann takes the one right next to her.

And Madelyn, well. She's definitely got the best seat in the house, as well she should. And here's the thing that makes it cooler still--it was Martin who saved it for her, because she deserves it a whole lot, and 'cause you just KNOW he's watching, too.

Edited at 2008-11-04 19:59 (UTC)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-11-04 20:17 (UTC) ()

Re: SI, ES VERDAD.

Aaaaaaaand yes, that did make me cry. *swallows hard*

*sigh* When he wins -- and I'm not jinxing anything, but he WILL -- I'm going to be a soggy wet puddle of grateful sobbing on the floor.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-11-04 22:23 (UTC) ()

Re: SI, ES VERDAD.

Political fanfic ftw! :D

If he doesn't win I may have a nervous breakdown. Well, okay, not really, but--gah, it's just unthinkable.
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-11-04 23:26 (UTC) ()

Re: SI, ES VERDAD.

For me it's really, really simple. If he doesn't win, I'm leaving. Boom, that's it. Don't know if it'll be England or Ireland or Canada, but it'll be somewhere that's not here. In 2004, I really felt strongly that I needed to stick around and do what I could to mend the ills, work for change, etc. But in this political atmosphere, with everything we've endured for eight years, if McCain wins this race, it says to me that America has become incontrovertibly conservative, to the extent that I don't have a place here anymore. It will be time for me to go elsewhere and leave the fighting to people who feel they might yet belong here. It's all on the line for me tonight.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-11-05 02:37 (UTC) ()

Re: SI, ES VERDAD.

I'd have left two years ago if it hadn't been for my family all being here. And I'm not ruling it out for a future date, either.

We could liek, get an apartment in Sandy Hill. It's right near the University so there's jobs and things. :D

Edited at 2008-11-05 02:38 (UTC)
newleaf31
newleaf31 at 2008-11-05 03:03 (UTC) ()

Re: SI, ES VERDAD.

LOL, wonder if they're looking for an OT professor.

But at the moment... I'm (VERY!) cautiously optimistic...! *crosses everything*
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