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I can't believe my first vote went to such a man. I can't believe I canvassed for such a man. I can't believe I met one of his campaign workers by chance in a coffee shop. I can't believe such a damn decent man will be in the Oval Office.

God, this country.

"The failure was mine," says John McCain. And I suddenly forgive him.

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As awesome and fun as yesterday's canvassing was is about how much today's sucked.

God, I am just so... ugh. We got sidetracked for a good half hour by a pair of McPalin supporters who went on and on about how we're blinded by the liberal media, that Obama's a socialist, that they're scared for their Second Amendment rights, that health care is not a right.... I kept trying to break up the conversation so we could leave but it didn't work. They implicitly said over and over that I was just young and ignorant, and I just...

It sucked. I can't wait until this election is over.

On the bright side, I think I convinced someone to go Obama. They were a military person and I know a lot about vets' rights, so... yay?

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I just back from doing some door-to-door canvassing for Obama. Very fun. I got paired with a very nice schoolteacher lady. We talked amiably the whole time; she told me about the heartbreak from 2000 and 2004, about her conservative parents, and how much she likes MSNBC. I talked about how I grew up int he Bush years and have never known anything else, about my love of Feingold and Kucinich, and about being a huge ghey liberal stereotype. All and all, a good time. I'm gonna canvass some more tomorrow.

Now, I just downed a carmel Moolatte and it's mixing very oddly with my exhaustion. I think I need a nap.

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ETA: UPDATE: I have no idea how I can even get there... There is not return train. I'm gonna look into driving a little farther and getting a train from there. :worried:

Change We Need Rally
with Barack Obama

National World War I Museum
at Liberty Memorial
Intersection of Main St. and Memorial Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Saturday, October 18th
Gates Open: 4:00 p.m.

GUESS WHERE [ profile] fofomazuzu ARE GOING SATURDAY.

Now I have to figure out how to get there. Mum says I am not allowed to drive in the city itself but to Warrensburg, then a train to KC is totally cool. I'm figuring out the specifics now. I RSVPed really fast though.

BRB, have to go figure out how to get there now. :D

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Mum turned to me after the debate and said over the last three days, she's realized that John McCain is a racist.

Two major points tonight for her was referring to Obama as "that one" and being so condescending to the young black man in the audience.

Seriously, when McCain told that questioner he'd probably never heard of Frannie and Freddie before the economic crisis, the first thing Mum said was, "Why, because he's black?"

And I think it's a valid point. With the rampant racism going on at the McCain-Palin rallies, with the fact that McCain refused to look at Obama in the first debate, and with the events of this debate... you can make the argument that McCain feels a lot of disdain for Obama.

It's a sad state of affairs for our country.

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That may have beaten my expectations of WTF. Because holy shit, Sarah Palin, wot the fucking fuck.


ETA: Behind Tweety was a rickroll.

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The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) FListers, please take the meme to your ElJay to spread the fun.

I'm even doing this one off the top of my head. No prep, just like Palin.

Bethel vs. Fraser, my all-time fave SCotUS case because it's funny. Go hit up it's wiki page for a good chuckle.

Fraser got in trouble with the Bethel School District when he gave a speech for a friend of his who was running for the high school's student council. The speech was filled with a lot of sexual double entendres and innuendo. While the student body enjoyed the speech, Fraser got in trouble (suspended, I think) because of the content.

Here's the real details. See, if Fraser had given the speech without consulting a teacher beforehand, he may have won the case. He did run the speech past a few superiors first though and they told him the content was inappropriate for a school setting. Because he had been told this already, he lost that lovely freedom of speech that so many students lose when they enter an educational institution.

And that's the basics. :D


ETA: This LJ now does not allow anon commenting. Nice try, factless conservative troll! :D Try again on someone else, baby.
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Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago -- about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct -- the teacher said.

Seriously, this lady is just 4Chan rickrolling American politics. I am sure of it.

please god let this just be /b/ fucking with us plz

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Barack Obama, you fucking idiot.

When McCain lies about what your plan is, you don't laugh and say softly "That's not true" and let him keep going.

You fucking call him out. You say the words, "John McCain, you are a liar."

You lost this debate. You lost it because you let him yell over you and you wouldn't talk over him. This was not a time to be polite, you idiot.

And as for myself? I am so angry at John McCain, I am shaking. John McCain doesn't give a flying fuck about the veterans. The fact that he brought them up like that at the end- I cannot handle how angry that made me.

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Holy shit. Black protesters at an Obama rally. And he handled it like a class fucking act, let them stay a while, acknowledged them, said "No, you can hold up your signs." Even though the signs were disgusting, attacking him for supporting gay marriage and something about the KKK. D: Goddamn, Obama. You made me tear up.

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ETA: OMG. "Picture Rachel Maddow.... Now picture Jesus. Who makes you feel more tingly? .... Jesus Christ, that's right."

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Also, Keith was amazing. It was like liberal Christmasnon-denominational winter holiday in news, with the torrent of gaffes.


PS: How are my pundits so adorable?

Rachel: And we turn to Spain! Spain? Spain! Who'd have thought we'd be talking about Spain at this point in the campaign, but boy-howdy, we are!

Keith: The pain in Spain falls mainly on McCain. [...] Bush, who appeared suddenly like Brigadoon.

My gal pundit says "boy-howdy" and my guy pundit quotes musicals.

ETA: Heeeee, Paul Begala is a big ol' Rachel fan.
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John McCain doesn't know Spain is in Europe and is not Mexico.

This.... This isn't even funny anymore. I'm not laughing. I am terrified of this ticket winning the Presidency.

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The balls the NYT has.

Their front page story is here, eviscerating Palin's history.

It's absolutely awesome. I was thinking of giving ya'll highlights, but it's short and worth reading. Quite a few new facts and an interesting look into her process. She's certainly efficient, I'll give her that.

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  1. More on Palin's book banning. Very interesting as this one actually includes quotage from the Wasilla librarians. Palin was likely trying to get rid of a book by a liberal preacher called "Pastor, Why Am I Gay". How charming of Palin.

  2. My favorite headline right now is the HuffPo's The "Straight Talk Express" Is Dead. It's a little sad, the sense of finality to it.

  3. McCain-Palin, the pro-rapist ticket? Someone dug up voting records. In the nineties, McCain voted against Senator Joe "Jesus" Biden's bill that assured that no women would have to pay to have their rape investgated by the police. In fact, most Republicans voted against it.

    Previously on RapeGate: Palin herself signed off on charging rape kits to the victims. They have her goddamn signature on the paper. Lemme take this time to remind you that rape kits cost $300 to $1000 dollars. And if you vote for this ticket, I lose all faith in you as a human being.

    See, I don't hate Republicans because they are the "enemy" or anything. I hate them because they are horrible people.

  4. "The probability of [McCain] contracting an illness that would render him incapable of carrying out his duties effectively is probably up around 50, 60 per cent." Terrfied yet?

  5. Joe Biden is awesome:

That's all I've got for now. I need food and cold medicine.

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Okay, so I'm on [ profile] ontd_political and there's an open thread, so I ask everyone to tell me their favorite politician who isn't currently running for the White House. Because I'm a huge Russ and Webb fan and I wanna know who other folks like.

[ profile] the_spin blows my fricken mind by telling me about Rahm "RAHM-BO" Emanuel.

Just... just... click the link. You won't be disappointed. Holy shit, that guy is bugfuck crazy.

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Jesus Christ, now you guys give a damn?! Seriously? Do you believe for a second that people won't see this for the grope at the White House it is? You think folks aren't going to accuse you motherfuckers of waiting until the most politically opportune moment to catch this fucker? That waiting until a tough election season to do this isn't scummy?

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If I ever meet Sarah Palin, I swear to god- no, I'm an atheist. I need to swear on something real... I swear on my tattered, loved copy of Good Omens, I will punch Palin in her face.

I don't care if you genuinely believe in God, want to put creationism in schools, want to ban library books, and lie about your earmarks. I don't care.

But when you are in any way connected in blaming women for rape, you are less than a human being and I only wish harm upon you.

Bar none.

Fuck you, Palin. Fuck you, you anti-feminist bitch.


ETA: Chuck Todd has Jeff Zucker's credit card. That is almost awesome enough to fight off my rage.
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omg, ya'll, freakiest meme ever

From: Michael Pearson
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2008, 8:55 PM

Michael Pearson
Professor of Creative Writing
English Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Books Palin tried to ban
(This information is taken from the official minutes of the Wasilla Library Board).

Bold-face the ones you've read )

I cannot express how much I hate this woman. WHY WOULD YOU BAN "A WRINKLE IN TIME". THAT IS AN AMAZING BOOK.



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