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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #100 on: 04 Nov 2008, 22:25 »

Huh. This is the first presidential nominee I've voted for that's actually won. Well done indeed.

I am emotional, ecstatic and relieved. This was one wild ride, and I don't even live in a state that "matters".

Only thing left is that Prop 8 has to get voted down. Not looking good so far, though...
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« Reply #101 on: 04 Nov 2008, 22:48 »

Truly, this is a great day for mankind.
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« Reply #102 on: 04 Nov 2008, 23:09 »

I'm seventeen, but I'm glad he won, even if I had no part in it.

And I'm glad my state (Hawaii) is a blue state, man.  It's just a great feeling walking down the street knowing that most people have the same political views as me.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #103 on: 04 Nov 2008, 23:20 »

Hurghg. Merkley v Smith (Oregon senate race) is absurdly close, and I fucking can't stand Smith.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #104 on: 04 Nov 2008, 23:35 »

Remember , remember the 5th of November.

I guess this makes the republican party Guy Fawkes and company, then.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #105 on: 04 Nov 2008, 23:49 »

Kind of hard to blow up the Senate when it's a hologram on CNN.

YEAH.
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« Reply #106 on: 05 Nov 2008, 00:09 »

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If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

It's the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen; by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the very first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different; that their voice could be that difference.

It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled — Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of red states and blue states; we are, and always will be, the United States of America.

It's the answer that led those who have been told for so long by so many to be cynical, and fearful, and doubtful of what we can achieve to put their hands on the arc of history and bend it once more toward the hope of a better day.

It's been a long time coming, but tonight, because of what we did on this day, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America.

I just received a very gracious call from Sen. McCain. He fought long and hard in this campaign, and he's fought even longer and harder for the country he loves. He has endured sacrifices for America that most of us cannot begin to imagine, and we are better off for the service rendered by this brave and selfless leader. I congratulate him and Gov. Palin for all they have achieved, and I look forward to working with them to renew this nation's promise in the months ahead.

I want to thank my partner in this journey, a man who campaigned from his heart and spoke for the men and women he grew up with on the streets of Scranton and rode with on that train home to Delaware, the vice-president-elect of the United States, Joe Biden.

I would not be standing here tonight without the unyielding support of my best friend for the last 16 years, the rock of our family and the love of my life, our nation's next first lady, Michelle Obama. Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that's coming with us to the White House. And while she's no longer with us, I know my grandmother is watching, along with the family that made me who I am. I miss them tonight, and know that my debt to them is beyond measure.

To my campaign manager, David Plouffe; my chief strategist, David Axelrod; and the best campaign team ever assembled in the history of politics — you made this happen, and I am forever grateful for what you've sacrificed to get it done.

But above all, I will never forget who this victory truly belongs to — it belongs to you.

I was never the likeliest candidate for this office. We didn't start with much money or many endorsements. Our campaign was not hatched in the halls of Washington — it began in the backyards of Des Moines and the living rooms of Concord and the front porches of Charleston.

It was built by working men and women who dug into what little savings they had to give $5 and $10 and $20 to this cause. It grew strength from the young people who rejected the myth of their generation's apathy; who left their homes and their families for jobs that offered little pay and less sleep; from the not-so-young people who braved the bitter cold and scorching heat to knock on the doors of perfect strangers; from the millions of Americans who volunteered and organized, and proved that more than two centuries later, a government of the people, by the people and for the people has not perished from this earth. This is your victory.

I know you didn't do this just to win an election, and I know you didn't do it for me. You did it because you understand the enormity of the task that lies ahead. For even as we celebrate tonight, we know the challenges that tomorrow will bring are the greatest of our lifetime — two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. Even as we stand here tonight, we know there are brave Americans waking up in the deserts of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan to risk their lives for us. There are mothers and fathers who will lie awake after their children fall asleep and wonder how they'll make the mortgage, or pay their doctor's bills, or save enough for college. There is new energy to harness and new jobs to be created; new schools to build and threats to meet and alliances to repair.

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year, or even one term, but America — I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you: We as a people will get there.

There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won't agree with every decision or policy I make as president, and we know that government can't solve every problem. But I will always be honest with you about the challenges we face. I will listen to you, especially when we disagree. And, above all, I will ask you join in the work of remaking this nation the only way it's been done in America for 221 years — block by block, brick by brick, callused hand by callused hand.

What began 21 months ago in the depths of winter must not end on this autumn night. This victory alone is not the change we seek — it is only the chance for us to make that change. And that cannot happen if we go back to the way things were. It cannot happen without you.

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while Main Street suffers. In this country, we rise or fall as one nation — as one people.

Let us resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long. Let us remember that it was a man from this state who first carried the banner of the Republican Party to the White House — a party founded on the values of self-reliance, individual liberty and national unity. Those are values we all share, and while the Democratic Party has won a great victory tonight, we do so with a measure of humility and determination to heal the divides that have held back our progress.

As Lincoln said to a nation far more divided than ours, "We are not enemies, but friends... Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection." And, to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn, I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president, too.

And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from parliaments and palaces to those who are huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of our world — our stories are singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American leadership is at hand. To those who would tear this world down: We will defeat you. To those who seek peace and security: We support you. And to all those who have wondered if America's beacon still burns as bright: Tonight, we proved once more that the true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals: democracy, liberty, opportunity and unyielding hope.

For that is the true genius of America — that America can change. Our union can be perfected. And what we have already achieved gives us hope for what we can and must achieve tomorrow.

This election had many firsts and many stories that will be told for generations. But one that's on my mind tonight is about a woman who cast her ballot in Atlanta. She's a lot like the millions of others who stood in line to make their voice heard in this election, except for one thing: Ann Nixon Cooper is 106 years old.

She was born just a generation past slavery; a time when there were no cars on the road or planes in the sky; when someone like her couldn't vote for two reasons — because she was a woman and because of the color of her skin.

And tonight, I think about all that she's seen throughout her century in America — the heartache and the hope; the struggle and the progress; the times we were told that we can't and the people who pressed on with that American creed: Yes, we can.

At a time when women's voices were silenced and their hopes dismissed, she lived to see them stand up and speak out and reach for the ballot. Yes, we can.

When there was despair in the Dust Bowl and depression across the land, she saw a nation conquer fear itself with a New Deal, new jobs and a new sense of common purpose. Yes, we can.

When the bombs fell on our harbor and tyranny threatened the world, she was there to witness a generation rise to greatness and a democracy was saved. Yes, we can.

She was there for the buses in Montgomery, the hoses in Birmingham, a bridge in Selma and a preacher from Atlanta who told a people that "We Shall Overcome." Yes, we can.

A man touched down on the moon, a wall came down in Berlin, a world was connected by our own science and imagination. And this year, in this election, she touched her finger to a screen and cast her vote, because after 106 years in America, through the best of times and the darkest of hours, she knows how America can change. Yes, we can.

America, we have come so far. We have seen so much. But there is so much more to do. So tonight, let us ask ourselves: If our children should live to see the next century; if my daughters should be so lucky to live as long as Ann Nixon Cooper, what change will they see? What progress will we have made?

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time — to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can.

Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #107 on: 05 Nov 2008, 01:00 »

I really, really liked that speech. He had a fire in him, a passion, and the puppy line was hilarious. But when he started about Things That Are Kind of Bad that This Lady Went Through, I started inadvertently humming We Didn't Start the Fire. I totally related too, since according to my state issued ID, I am 107, which is older than her.

It really bothered me that during McCain's speech (which I also thought was pretty good two, and I only noticed two "my friends"s) the people kept booing really loudly when he'd mention Obama or Biden. That didn't happen during Obama's speech, but then again it's a lot easier to be gracious when you win.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #108 on: 05 Nov 2008, 01:11 »

I wish I could've seen the live broadcast of that speech. I got chills up my spine just reading it on the computer screen.

I posted this in the other thread, but I want people to see it, so repost for great justice:

Dear America,

Thank you, thank you so much. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you.

Yours sincerely,

David A. Dovey.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #109 on: 05 Nov 2008, 01:21 »

It was one of the most difficult things I've ever done, sitting in my little office while in the next room miners bitched about the white house becoming the black house, etc., watching that speech and holding back tears.

I have to say that, if Obama does nothing else in the next four years, bringing back visioncasting to the Presidency will be worth every moment.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #110 on: 05 Nov 2008, 01:28 »

Dovey I did not get to watch it live either, but I did listen to it.

Also it is up on youtube already, or at least parts. Here is the first bit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dkUsojBhTc Hopefully they will have the rest up soon.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #111 on: 05 Nov 2008, 01:29 »

Yessss, that wasn't there an hour ago (i think)
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #112 on: 05 Nov 2008, 02:01 »

The whole thing is up, in three sections.

And, again, wow.

It is within my lifetime, and in the city I call home, that firehoses, dogs, clubs, and dynamite were used against African Americans.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all, and failing miserably.

How far we've come.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #113 on: 05 Nov 2008, 03:08 »

For anyone who still hasn't seen it, the Guardian (along with presumably most other news outlets) has the video of the full speech here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/nov/05/uselections2008-barackobama
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #114 on: 05 Nov 2008, 04:26 »

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #115 on: 05 Nov 2008, 04:43 »

Nothing like an historic president to make a bunch of schoolgirls naked and excited!

I'm pretty pumped!
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #116 on: 05 Nov 2008, 04:55 »

Wait, what?
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« Reply #117 on: 05 Nov 2008, 05:10 »

HEY AMERICA!



CHEERS!!
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #118 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:07 »

Oh I will definitely drink to that
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« Reply #119 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:09 »

I just watched Obama's acceptance speech. It was a truly great speech, when he was talking about the woman who was voting at 106, and asking what his daughters might see if they lived to be that age, I'll be darned if it didn't strip away every bit of cynicism I have, and leave me actually looking forward to seeing what the future holds. Also when the crowd spontaneously started chanting "Yes we can!" a shiver ran down my spine. But I think my favorite moment was "This victory alone was not the change we seek - it is only the opportunity to make that change"

I tell a lie, what I was most impressed with was something he didn't say. Not once in those 15 minutes did he mention 9/11 and for that reason, as well as many others I applaud the President elect, and look forward eagerly to what he will do once in office. In my mind the 19th of January can not come soon enough.

Hey, there's a point, has Bush made an official statement yet, not that I expect it to be anything other than the usual generic congratulations bullshit.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #120 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:23 »

You guys are just so gosh darn enthusiastic about politics. In a couple of years (?) when the British elections happen we will all just be like "yea cool Gordon won well done Gordon don't fuck up too bad huh?".
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« Reply #121 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:26 »

Peet I am also British and by God if I didn't stay up all night to watch the election it wasn't for want of trying. I have never been so super anxious about the opinions of people four thousand miles away.

Thank you all you American people, you have made the world a better place by proving that there is still a point in elections. Man they were big queues.
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« Reply #122 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:48 »

yeah i did the same thing with my housemates, we stayed up until almost 1am watching the election then sort of turned to each other and went "man, it's too bad canadians don't get this enthusiastic about their own elections huh?" we had one of the lowest voter turnouts ever in october and nobody really cared or was surprised that harper won again cos it's not like there were any better options.
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« Reply #123 on: 05 Nov 2008, 06:52 »

Yay for America. I'm going to the bar tonight.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #124 on: 05 Nov 2008, 07:28 »

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

This.

Also, the bar I went to screamed when he won. It was deafening. Too bad the people I went with were rather apathetic about this election. (I was the only one who actually liked one of the candidates. At least they voted the same way as me...)
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« Reply #125 on: 05 Nov 2008, 09:51 »

My campus was full of people running around shouting and screaming...people were chanting "Obama" and, believe it or not, "U.S.A." Probably the first time I've seen any of these people, who are all extremely jaded and cynical and critical of America, showing some kind of pride in their country. And the same goes for me, frankly. A large group of people started spontaneously saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
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« Reply #126 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:03 »

I have been singing the two or three lines of America the Beautiful I actually know to myself all day. Who knows why.

Dear America,

Good job.

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« Reply #127 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:07 »

My campus was full of people running around shouting and screaming...people were chanting "Obama" and, believe it or not, "U.S.A." Probably the first time I've seen any of these people, who are all extremely jaded and cynical and critical of America, showing some kind of pride in their country. And the same goes for me, frankly. A large group of people started spontaneously saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

Oh man I wish I did not go to a conservative school
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« Reply #128 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:12 »

I have been singing the two or three lines of America the Beautiful I actually know to myself all day. Who knows why.

Dear America,

Good job.

Love Odi

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« Reply #129 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:16 »

Oh beautiful for spacious skies
For amber waves of grain
For purple mountains' majesty
Above the fruited plain

America, America
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea

etc etc three more verses

Also I had to listen to two girls complaining about Obama being elected. But both admitted that, in the event of the president somehow dying, they would rather have Biden in office than Palin, which I found quite interesting.
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« Reply #130 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:29 »

I sat next to a table of three girls at the bar/pub last night and one of them kept insisting Obama wouldn't win because the Steelers won their last game.

I resisted the urge to throw dirty plates at her.
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« Reply #131 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:40 »

HEY AMERICA!
*pic*
CHEERS!!

*hic*

So where was you when you heard the news? This is one of those history dealies, so remember.

I was in class, with maybe 8 other people. I was mistaken in my assumption that homework would be due, so I showed up when I probably shouldn't have. But I had my lappy, and I watched as Pennsylvania and Ohio came in for Obama, and it was then that we knew. It didn't really sink in until the next morning. I really wish I had been somewhere where people were celebrating...

President Obama. It's going to take some getting used to, hearing that.

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« Reply #132 on: 05 Nov 2008, 10:52 »

I have lived in Indiana my entire life. I watched to KKK make it into the papers twice in my lifetime (awful short since I'm only 18). I have been cynical about my nation, the kind of people it's filled with, its leaders and its government. I really believed we were going to be "Jesusland" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesusland_map) in just a few short years.

The first time I voted in my entire life and my candidate won?! All the people my age who'd been so discouraged by the Bush administration, and by the kinds of places they grew up in, were inspired to vote for a real leader, not just a politician. We've shown that when it comes down to it, not everyone is ignorant and narrow-minded. In fact, a majority of our nation happens to be intelligent people with dissenting opinions.

I am so excited to see Indiana blue in my lifetime. I just hope that we really can turn this nation around. I just hope that the SS do a damn good job.
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« Reply #133 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:02 »

So where was you when you heard the news? This is one of those history dealies, so remember.

I was in class, with maybe 8 other people. I was mistaken in my assumption that homework would be due, so I showed up when I probably shouldn't have. But I had my lappy, and I watched as Pennsylvania and Ohio came in for Obama, and it was then that we knew. It didn't really sink in until the next morning. I really wish I had been somewhere where people were celebrating...

President Obama. It's going to take some getting used to, hearing that.

I was in my apartment glued to my cell phone, lap top and TV with my roommates and friends. We started drinking at first as a way of saying "Well, shit. This is going to be the most depressing night of our lives". I learned how to drink an Irish car bomb. We were eating doughnuts. Then *wham*. Obama was elected President?! We were all stunned for a moment. Then we screamed and cheered and cried. I'll never forget going out to our balcony with a bottle of Jack's and pouring victory shots. We screamed and whistled. People screamed back. We could see the lights were on in every apartment, every building. We could even see people's TVs. It was all the same. Everyone was celebrating. There was a victory march down Kirkwood. People were just so stunned and elated. I will never forget how the entire city felt.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #134 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:15 »

"where were you?"


i, like many others, was sitting in my basement with a friend and an open bottle of whiskey waiting for the announcement.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #135 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:20 »

I was eating cake and ice cream with my family.  It was my brother's birthday last night, too.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #136 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:21 »

I was watching Current's election coverage/musicamabob and I might've been texting Linds at the time.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #137 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:27 »

I was at a Girl Talk show. On stage. The election coverage was on a screen behind the crowd.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #138 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:31 »

okay you win


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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #139 on: 05 Nov 2008, 11:52 »

I'd just gotten home from the sports bar I mentioned earlier. I'd left the TV on and heard it as I was walking in the house.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #140 on: 05 Nov 2008, 12:06 »

I was in my bedroom, sitting at my computer watching coverage with my roommate, who had just gotten home from work. We were switching around between CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox News (We figured any close states called blue by Fox were in the clear) and Comedy Central.

I watched Jon Stewart call it at eleven PM, which was strangely pleasing to me senses.

The look of Stephen Colbert was priceless. He simply couldn't stay in character anymore. It was a beautiful moment.

This thread's also made me realize: for the first time in a couple of decades, I will actually want to involve myself in the National Anthem at a baseball game.

The first time I voted in my entire life and my candidate won?![/i][/u].

I relate this far too much to being a Red Sox fan. There are so many fans these days who are not old enough to remember the gut punches of years past before the Sox started actually winning.

I didn't even consider that. Everyone I know remembers 2004 and watching Bush win after voting blue vividly. We remember the bitter "what the fuck" of feeling like your vote and effort did not amount to shit. I almost resent those of you who get to feel like you've made a difference from the get-go.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #141 on: 05 Nov 2008, 12:07 »

I was very inadequately trying to get homework done.  I kept refreshing CNN on my computer until I heard good news.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #142 on: 05 Nov 2008, 12:18 »

Dimmukane those are more or less the exact words I was going to type. The only thing I have to add is that I was in Gabbly asking them when the speeches started so I knew when to turn on my nearly dead radio.
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« Reply #143 on: 05 Nov 2008, 12:34 »

A mass of people just crowded outside the dorms and yelled and chanted and shared hugs and everyone was so excited. Everyone was so happy it was seemed like no one knew what to do. We paraded a cardboard cut-out of Obama for a while, and then it seemed everyone agreed that getting a bit drunk to celebrate was a good idea. And then there was an impromptu dance party which was massive and super crowded and lasted until security came and broke it up. It was beautiful.

I mean, shit. This is something people will remember.

Although I am pissed that California passed prop 8, as well as similar legislation being passed in Florida and Arizona. And that Alaska re-elected fucking Ted Stevens. And geez, Michelle Bachmann, what the heck Minnesota.

But at least Michigan legalized medicinal marijuana. And Washington passed the initiative about physician-assisted suicide. 
Plus the whole Obama thing. That's pretty cool. I think...we may be on the upswing, at last.

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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #144 on: 05 Nov 2008, 13:11 »

I was on my couch alone all night watching every minute of CNN but it was fucking grand. Then I stayed up past 3 AM celebrating in Gabbly.

Fuck I just realized I could've been at that Girl Talk show though, if you mean the one in New York.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #145 on: 05 Nov 2008, 14:48 »

Man, I really wish I could've voted. Still, last night I just couldn't stop smiling as I walked through the Berkeley campus. It was a neat feeling. Neat, but bittersweet due to the props in CA.

So did anyone think President Bush's comments were kind of douchey? "Congratulations and go enjoy yourself." I mean in context it's generic congratulatory stuff but seriously, put 'go enjoy yourself' in the context of the mess Bush is leaving Obama.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #146 on: 05 Nov 2008, 15:03 »

I have been singing the two or three lines of America the Beautiful I actually know to myself all day. Who knows why.

Dear America,

Good job.

Love Odi

I've been singing My Country 'tis of Thee all day.

I don't care if it's another country's national anthem in disguise, it's apt.

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« Reply #147 on: 05 Nov 2008, 15:05 »

Haha, I hadn't heard of that till now. I only read about Bush promising Obama "complete cooperation" leading up to his inauguration.

If you read the rest of the comment, it's on par with the rest of Bush's public speeches- just above 2nd grade level. So I think it's less Bush being surprisingly witty (in a fucked up way) and more Bush having no clue how to string together a sentence without the phrases "What an awesome night for you" and "Congratulations and go enjoy yourself.''
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #148 on: 05 Nov 2008, 20:47 »

Rofl, the Mccain supporters on Yahoo Answers are going apeshit.
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Re: Vote, VOTE, VOOOOOOOTE!!!!
« Reply #149 on: 06 Nov 2008, 10:23 »

you should hear the ones on xbox live
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