Thursday, October 23, 2008

The deed is done.

Early voting rocks! I went up to the U for class early, because I knew they had early voting, and it took me a whole 15 minutes from beginning to end. I picked the perfect time, because on my way in there was no line at all, and on my way out I passed about 10 people waiting to get in. So now all I have to do is sit around for the next week and a half and wait to see who is going to be our next president. One of the teachers at school said he was going to have a 5th of whiskey for election night, either to celebrate the victor or drown his sorrows, depending on who wins. This is the first election in a long time that has had me on the edge of my seat. Not only do I feel that the future of our country depends on who wins, but it is also iffy enough that the victor is not a forgone conclusion.

Here's to the end of George W's reign of (choose one)

  1. Terror
  2. Ignorance
  3. Self-serving
  4. National Embarassment
  5. Runaway National Debt
  6. Lies & Deceit

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naptime nostalgia said...

Good for you.

One of the things that bugs me so much lately about my republican friends, is of course a few months ago they were completely pro McCain/Palin and loved every single thing comming out of that campaign. Now, however, all I hear is that the country is doomed cause no one is qualified and no one will be good.

Ugg. Are they that blinded about voting republican, that they can't see themselves voting democrat even if they think the GOP nominee is crap?

I just don't get it. Now they all tell me the aren't going to vote Obama or McCain, and just throw their votes away elsewhere.

The only positive I can see in all this is that McCain won't get their vote. But to me it's just downright stubborness. And ridiculous!

Thanks for letting me vent.

Max said...

I know what you mean, itr's like the people who were going to vote for Hillary Clinton, and now are going to vote for Palin. I have no problem with a woman being elected president, but considering how diametrically opposite those two candidates are, I object to people voting for JUST because she's a woman.
Me, I actually voted for 2 different Republicans this time. I really like Huntsman, even though I don't agree with him 100%, and I'd vote for anybody over Randy (I wanna pave the entire valley) Horiuchi. There are good people in the Republican Party, and there are terrible people in the Democratic Party. That's why I'd like to see the straight party vote eliminated. At least make them hit the Republican button for each office sepreately.

A Paperback Writer said...

You know what occurred to me today?
If McCain wins, we'll be forced to endure FOUR YEARS of Sarah Palin in the media. I cannot stand to hear about that woman for four years.
However, if Obama wins, Palin will fade into the background with good old Geraldine Ferraro, whom even the media doesn't remember was the FIRST woman nominated by a major party as VP.
Four years of Palin *shudder*
That alone is reason to vote for Obama.

Max said...

Thanks Writer, now I won't be able to sleep until the election is over. Then I'll sleep fine, because either Obama will win, or I'll shoot myself.

A Paperback Writer said...

Hey, nothing like a good Halloween scare, eh?
Even one of my eighth graders came up to me the other day and said, "Sarah Palin scares me." I told him he was a bright boy...
(Actually, you sort of know the kid; he comments as mydadisdeath on my blog. You taught siblings, I'm sure of it.)

Max said...

I know who you're talking about, or at least a couple of his older siblings. Smart kids. I still haven't been able to sleep since you brought that up....

A Paperback Writer said...

Well, that just opens up all kinds of interesting comments I could make if this weren't a PG-rated blog.
I'll leave you to imagine them.

Max said...

Yeah, well, these days I'm lucky if my life reaches PG-13 status. As a matter of fact, I can't even remember what happens past PG-13......

A Paperback Writer said...

you and me both, buddy.
Let's see, the most physical contact I've had with a man in the past year was probably the last time I saw you. I seem to recall hugging you goodbye. Yup. That'd be it.
(Yeah, I know: pretty steamy. Maybe you shouldn't post this comment due to inappropriate content.)

A Paperback Writer said...

I went and voted today -- out by the junior high. There was no line whatsoever because it was 3:30 PM.
Yup, I voted for Obama. Still would've preferred Hillary's policies, but O. clearly has better ideas than Mc. on education and the environment and health. Plus, every vote for Obama is a vote against Palin.
For local leaders, there was one where I couldn't quite recall the exact policies of the two candidates. But -- I knew that my trespassing, water-stealing neighbors had a sign up in their yard for one guy. I voted for the other one.
Getting home, I looked them both up. I made the right choice.