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Election Day

Postby rahau » Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:26 am

Okay, we are down to the wire. Vienna, God love her, is doing all she can in the final hours.

There may still be some of you who think the election is beyond your control. It isn't. You can make a difference. I can't help but think of the lyrics to the song "Falling Slowly."

You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now


Take this sinking boat and point it home. Raise your hopeful voice.

You have the power.

Vote.

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Re: Election Day

Postby roofboy179 » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:27 pm

rahau wrote:Okay, we are down to the wire. Vienna, God love her, is doing all she can in the final hours.

There may still be some of you who think the election is beyond your control. It isn't. You can make a difference. I can't help but think of the lyrics to the song "Falling Slowly."

You have suffered enough
And warred with yourself
It's time that you won

Take this sinking boat and point it home
We've still got time
Raise your hopeful voice you had a choice
You've made it now


Take this sinking boat and point it home. Raise your hopeful voice.

You have the power.

Vote.


-emotional slow clap-

And i would if i could, but age restrictions ban meeee D: But. For serious. Y'all who can vote, should vote. DO EET.

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Postby Ang Mo » Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:15 am

Yes, I third that or whatever. Please get out and vote tomorrow.

My one request is that if there are people on ballots running unapposed than please cast a write in vote for Chairman Mo. I love getting name checked on the local news. I can hear my acceptance speech already, "My country tis of me....sweet land of ego-tree, let my name reign....when every teenager, every graduate, and every adult hears my name on every radio, television and mp3 player....they can vote for me at last, me at last, thank goodness almighty they voted for me at last......then the people show up in white suits and carry me back to the hospital...............damn sleeveless jackets they put me into make it impossible to wave to my supporters.............. :wink:
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Postby tanthalas » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:22 am

I voted, and what scares me the most right now isn't the Obama/McCain race, but Proposition 8.

This quote keeps reciting itself over and over again in my head when I think about Prop 8... I think having recently watched V for Vendetta (V for Vienna!) and Freedom Writers may have something to do with it...

First they went after the Communists,
and I did not stand up, because I was not a Communist.
Then they went after the homosexuals and infirm,
and I did not stand up, because I was neither.
Then they went after the Jews,
and I did not stand up, because I was not a Jew.
Then they went after the Catholics,
and I did not stand up, because I was Protestant.
Finally, they went after me,
and there was no one left to stand up for me.

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Postby roofboy179 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:57 am

tanthalas wrote:I voted, and what scares me the most right now isn't the Obama/McCain race, but Proposition 8.

This quote keeps reciting itself over and over again in my head when I think about Prop 8... I think having recently watched V for Vendetta (V for Vienna!) and Freedom Writers may have something to do with it...

First they went after the Communists,
and I did not stand up, because I was not a Communist.
Then they went after the homosexuals and infirm,
and I did not stand up, because I was neither.
Then they went after the Jews,
and I did not stand up, because I was not a Jew.
Then they went after the Catholics,
and I did not stand up, because I was Protestant.
Finally, they went after me,
and there was no one left to stand up for me.



I havent yet seen V for Vandetta (and I agree, V for Vienna would be a good movie) However, Freedom Writers is my all time favourite. x] Proposition 8 is very dear to me, though i am not in California. Vote 'No' on Prop 8!!!

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Postby Kalenabear » Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:40 am

Whoo-hoo! Just got off work and went straight to vote! It's exhilarating to know that voters will be a part of history, regardless of the results! :) I kind of wish that I went to a very busy polling location to, you know, get caught up in all the excitement and spirit of what this country's all about.

Vienna, you're an inspiration for working the polls today. Some of my co-workers have also helped out at the polls. This is one of the best examples of patriotism, what with serving people from all parties, all ethnicities, all...everything. You have helped unite this nation, if even for one night. Thank you. I'm definitely going to sign up as a pollworker next time.

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Postby Ang Mo » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:21 am

I voted and it was a great feeling to be part of a very historic moment in American History. Barack Obama is the new President of the United States of America. It restores my faith in the American people.
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Postby tanthalas » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:44 am

Proposition 8 passed.

:(

I wonder what story Vienna is going to tell now to introduce City Hall.

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Postby roofboy179 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:59 am

tanthalas wrote:Proposition 8 passed.

:(

I wonder what story Vienna is going to tell now to introduce City Hall.


O.O Did it, seriously!?

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Postby Kalenabear » Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:01 am

tanthalas wrote:Proposition 8 passed.

:(

I wonder what story Vienna is going to tell now to introduce City Hall.


They're still counting ballots. But, she's already spoken: City Hall says, "Take it away someday, this beautiful thing won't change."
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Postby Reileen » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:44 am

tanthalas wrote:Proposition 8 passed.


Son-of-a-biscuit!!

Guess we can't have everything...
"You've made us swear our souls to you
And blamed us for your poisoned grace."


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Postby tanthalas » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:11 am

Ok looks like I lied. They haven't counted everything... it's close right now, but with "Yes" still in the lead.

*still hopeful*

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Postby Scot » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:25 am

Yeah, I'm really disappointed with Prop 8, but happy with more
general election results!

And yes- V for Vendetta was a good movie and that quote is great.
It's amazing how untolerant this country of tolerance is becoming, but
there are simultaneously signs of progress, so we're not there yet, but
hopefully, we're progressing and Prop 8, too, will be taken away someday.

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Postby tanthalas » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:32 am

http://www.sfgate.com/election/races/2008/11/04/

51.8% yes vs 48.2% no, with 17% precincts left to report. Looking at the numbers, it's pretty clear that this is pretty much a done deal.

Aside from my overwhelming disappointment in the very state I live in, I am confounded by the idea that our government system would allow a constitutional amendment to pass on a squeaking majority vote. I thought that the entire point behind making 2/3 votes for Constitutional Amendments was exactly to prevent stuff like this from happening...

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Postby Samantha » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:35 pm

Congratulations on your new president!

Prop 8 is a real shame though...


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