Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rocking the Vote

I worked from home most of the morning with the idea that I would vote around 9:30a or 10a then head into work. The night before I had spoken to P over the phone, he and I have a tradition that we go and vote together since we live in the same district. I called him and told him when I wanted to go and we met at my house. We vote at the local elementary school and being that we live in a small town there was maybe 10 people there to vote. We registered, cast our ballots and turned them in. While waiting for P, I gave the volunteers a thermos of coffee and some cups for they’re long day dealing with the hyper voters like me and the idiots. P and I stood talking to the volunteering asking about how they’re morning went, if a lot of people turned up to vote. We were told that people were lined up at 7:30a to vote and it took about an hour to clear the place out. We thanked them for their time, P dropped me off at the house and I went to work proud to be an American.

I was at the airport working and kept running back and forth from my store to the Fox news store and watching the coverage on CNN. I watched as Obama took Pennsylvania and Florida. I got home and called P we sat on the phone talking about the election (this is the first time in a decade that he and I didn’t sit and watch the coverage together.). I laughed my ass of when they showed coverage of the thousands that were on the White House lawn indicating the President Bush was watching and will invite the President elect to dinner. I think it was the first time that an election has held such verve, that thousands felt it necessary to show it at the White House. I teared up a bit at McCain’s concession speech. I told P that I almost felt bad since this would be the last time McCain could run. P’s reply was “too bad”. McCain had implied in a few of his campaign ads that very same thing to get voters. Which I ‘d always thought was a bit tacky. I give him kudos to the nth degree, he did serve our country for a very long time. You have to give him credit for that and the fact that he said he was willing to work “together” with Obama to right the economy. Note worthy I think.

Yes, yes, Minnesota is typically a blue state as was last night too. It was shown at over 80% voted yesterday which is fabulous, what I love to see.
They are saying the Senator Norm Coleman (R) won the Senate seat for Minnesota but are doing a recount because it’s so close between him and Al Franken.

U.S. Senate-Minnesota
Total Reporting:100%

Name Votes Pct.

Norm Coleman (R) 1,211,616 42%

Al Franken (DFL) 1,210,895 42%

Dean Barkley (IP) 437,373 15%

Charles Aldrich (L) 13,915 0%

James Niemackl (C) 8,906 0%

Other Candidates 2,342 0%
LAST UPDATE: Nov-05-2008, 12:49 PM Central Standard Time

Dump Coleman, he drives me nuts and deserves to be dumped because he staunchly supported President Bush on everything. I don’t necessairly want franken either but..

I’ve been watching the votes on California’s Prop 8. I read Melissa Etheridge’s blog on it and found that it was rejected by a hair . This pisses me off to know end because it says on the damn Declaration of Independence that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” ALL, including homosexuals.

This is so common sense to me, I have no clue why it is argued..

Which prompts me to answer why I believe homosexuals should be allowed to marry.

K’s Reasons Why Gay Marriage is Wrong (insert sarcasm here)

1) Being gay is not natural.
--What is natural? Americans always reject unnatural things like clothes, polyester, tattoos, piercings, test tube babies, in vitro fertilization, and silicon breasteses...

2) Gay marriage will encourage other people to be gay.
--Yep, in the same way that hanging around stoopid people will make you stoopid-er.

3) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior.
--People may even wish to marry their pets because a cat or a fish has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract. Wholly shit, lamps and frying pans are next!

4) Straight marriage has been around a long time.
--Hence why women are still property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.

5) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed;
--And we can't let the sanctity of Britney Spears' first just-for-fun marriage to Jason what’s –his-monkey be destroyed and the Starter Wife be taken for granted. Let’s not forget that soaring divorce rate.

6) A marriage between a man and a woman is valid because it can produce children.
--So therefore, gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our population isn't out of control, our orphanages aren't full, and the world needs more children to feed and abuse.

7) Gay parents will raise gay children.
--Since, of course, straight parents only raise straight children. See the conundrum?

8) Gay marriage is not supported by religion.
--In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America. Hmmm, I think I also missed the section in the Bible that says Christ hates gays and condemns them to hell forever along with Woody Allen. Ever heard of separation of church and state? Might wanna read up on that too.

9) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model to raise them.
--Which is exactly why this society expressly forbids single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms.
--Just like we haven't adapted to hybrid cars, the service-sector economy, Solar power or a black President.
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