Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Last Minute Fun Facts!


Deb: Even if you have already voted, this is so well done! Please enjoy. We are never political on this blog, but I think we can go so far as to quote my grade 8 cheerleading squad's cheer on behalf of the President of the United States! and it goes something like this:

I saw a cool cat walking down the street
I said, "Hey cool cat I don't dig your beat."
He said, "Ooooh, what a square that's ever been seen."
Why don't you jump on OBAMA'S TEAM? ("the Bridlewood team" was the original)

Okay, I just read this over. Hope I don't hurt him with this. 'Cause wow. What you think is cool in grade 8 ... might just hurt the president. Words to live by.



25 comments:

  1. OMG!!! I LOVE THIS VIDEO!! You already know that!!!.... I've always been on Obama's team!!

    Ohhhhh you should check this out! A little girl wrote a letter to Obama and He replied to her! Its worth a read..I SWEAR!

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151178989197961&set=a.10150233180642961.323186.90277962960&type=1&theater

    And check Sophie's original letter too. Its too cute!

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  2. OBAMA 2012!!! (well...secret's out on who I voted for ;]) Just finished actually! :D

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  3. Yes Go Go Go! Well done Kelly!

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  4. Barack Obama indeed! Rainy day in Atlanta, but this gal was in line and got her vote in within 35 minutes. Easy peasy. Go vote, people!

    Laura in ATL

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  5. I can't check out the video since the hotels wi-fi is rather sloooow but wanted to say loved hearing about Debs Yukon trip, sounded like you had a great time and I loved the pictures! I'm on day 4 in Orlando, my feet hurt, thanks to The humidity I look like I stuck my finger in a light socket and I'm exhausted already but it's great, wonderful, stupendous! Having a blast.

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    1. Thrilled you guys are having fun there! I remember when we took the kids, we thought we were going to hate it, and we LOVED every second of it!

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  6. OBAMA 2012 all the way!!!!!!!!!!! Feels great to vote! :)

    vote people vote!!! In and out in less than 15 minutes!

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  8. a comment from a person on the outside looking in :

    thank you for reminding me to keep away from the TV news for a few days ! seriously the presidential election is getting big coverage here on Irish and english TV. it is good to have it covered and let the Irish people know about world events but not to the degree that important Irish stories are being shoved aside .

    when you vote in Ireland the only serious choice that exists is between conservative and conservative light . from what i have seen it looks more or less the same in the States . having said that i would encourage people to get out there and take their constitutional right for some exercise (i.e vote ) if you don't vote you can't complain about the outcome !

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    1. p.s sorry about the deleted post . i left out some words that made my post look nonsensical !

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  9. It surprises me how much we Canadians give a hoot about the American election, but then again, Barack Obama is the POTUS (taking a page out of Canadian politians' books to be seen on comedy shows) ... he is so personable, so charming, so warmly "cool" ... if (heaven forbid) he doesn't win this election, they might just put him in the movies.

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  10. Love it! A fabulous song from a fabulous musical, and sung with such conviction! Well they ARE all actors :-) If I were American, I'd definitely vote for this song - uh, for Obama I mean...

    Deb, your DVD is ready to be sent out! How do I get a delivery address?

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  11. You'll have to forgive me for not feeling like everyone else here. :)

    That being said, I'm so sick of all of it! I'll be so glad when it is done and over with. I live in one of those battle ground states. We get 5-9 phone calls every single day and at least 2-3 pamphlets in the mail every single day. Please no more!!!

    Really, what gets me the most is the amount of money each candidate spends on their campaign. Millions and millions of dollars! If one of those candidates had taken that same money and put it towards this country the way they claim they will, they could have made a huge difference in a lot of lives. I could rant and rave all day about this. (deep breaths, calm down, happy place....)

    If I had it my way, the two candidates would be given $200 dollars and they have just 1 hour in a grocery store. Whoever gets the most groceries with the $200 wins. I've got a friend who is awesome at couponing and freebies. She is one of those people who can get $300 of groceries for $50. Find me a candidate who understands what it means to be frugal and I'll vote for them - regardless of their party. :)

    For good or bad it will all be over soon and I can enjoy a day without political phone calls.

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    1. I totally agree with you, Molly. I would like to see all that campaign money go to educating the youth of the USA, feeding them, clothing them, and giving them a chance at a real, hope-filled life, rather than using the money telling us why we shouldn't vote for the other candidate and why we should vote for them. Our economy isn't exactly great, yet they spend this money like crazy...

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    2. Wouldn't that be great if they did that, Molly? I saw that youtube video of the little girl crying because she just wanted the whole Obama, Romney thing to end!

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  12. Voting here is somewhat amusing. Somewhat. Because of the normal polling locationg being flattened or underwater people are going to some pretty odd places to vote. I have heard/seen people going to a neighbors garage, the food store, and even just a table set up on a corner of the street. These are all places and people who have volunteered their space and time to have a poll set up. These are all the legal and real places people are being sent by the government to vote. Imagine getting word that your desginated polling spot is next to your neighbors car. Makes me smile that we are getting the job done come hell or high water. or both! :)

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    1. Yeah, I wished they'd showed more of that -- what an experience!

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  13. Mitt Romney is currently in Boston to wait out the election. I, however, was closer to President O'Bama today. I was on a plane in Chicago, ready to head back to Boston. The pilot announced that we're first in line for take-off. Then we waited. And waited. And waited. Ten minutes...fifteen minutes... When you're waiting to take off, those minutes get longer and longer. Then the pilot came over the speakers again. "Ladies and gentlemen, we're still first in line. However, we've been held up, as has the entire airport, because a VIP plane is about to land, carrying either the president or the vice president."

    Turns out it was O'Bama, as I heard on the news after I landed. Tarmac beats out the other side of the city, geographically speaking.

    Related to some comments above, I think the person who'd win the election would be the one who took all the money donated to (we'll say his) campaign and actually put it towards what they're promising to do. SHOW US YOU MEAN IT WHEN YOU SAY YOU WANT TO HELP. How many bumper stickers and "show us your citizenship papers/tax returns" ads do we really need? Stick with the issues and hey, start delving into them. I'd vote for that guy.

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    1. Halleluia. (that said, I would still vote based on "what they say they will do"...)

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  14. I didn't see this until today. I was a county election official yesterday at a polling site. I left for work before the blog came up. And, by the time I got home a little over 13 hours later, I was completely exhausted and fried. I microwaved leftovers and catnapped in bits and pieces in between waking moments to check election results and my rapidly scrolling, highly political Twitter feed.

    There are some bad parts about yesterday. Frustrating, aggravating, heart breaking parts. Many really distasteful, soul crushing parts of my day. I'm not gonna tell about those, now. I want to quickly write down the 3 shining moments, the GOOD things that happened at the precinct I worked. I want to shove away the bad and type out 3 very perfect moments that give me hope for our nation. I'm not sure if anyone'll see this a day late, but I need to type it out. A debriefing, sort of, I guess. I'm not gonna tell the (abundant) bad. Just the shining, glorious good.

    1. Coming with his relatives to vote was the most adorable, articulate, clever, insightful, involved, invested, interested, committed little 2nd grader. He was a lovely, African-American young man -- sadly, a very high risk individual in this area rife with racism and gang activity. He told me about how his grade had an election the other day. They voted on whether to do drugs or be drug free. They voted on whether to be prepared, respectful, and ready to learn or to not be prepared, respectful, and ready to learn. And, they voted on Romney or Obama. He told me all about that election and its results. He talked about yesterday's election and coming to vote for real. He helped a disabled relative of his provide her information at my table and assisted her to the voting machine. He watched with grave attention as his relatives voted, being respectfully quiet but not. missing. a. thing.

    I want to vote for this kid for the U.S. Senate in 30 years.

    He melted my heart. He gave me hope that we have such children rising up to be the future voters, leaders, political wonks in our nation.

    He was a very, very cool little kid. Poised. Articulate. Intelligent. Engaged. He had his act more together than most folks 20 years older!

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  15. 2. There was a moment when a woman stuck her head in the door from outside and hollered over to the tables, "What's the latest time to vote?" We hollered back, "7:30!" She went back outside for a moment to holler that information. Then, she came in briefly and told us that a farmer had just driven up to the side of the parking lot in his tractor to ask because he wanted to make sure he came out of the cotton fields in time to get to vote.

    That melted me into a puddle of social studies goo.

    3. And, this one. Oh, this one's gonna tear y'all up! I'm going to hem around some of the identifying details to protect the identity of these people. So, when I say "Clobberedvania," I'm referring to a will remained unnamed eastern European country that's taken a crap ton of a beating during my lifetime. Communism. Religious persecution, violence, killings. Lots of really, really nasty stuff.

    Yesterday, a late-middle-aged-almost-gotta-call-her-elderly woman who could speak English but with an almost unintelligible accent came in with her adult, highly Americanized daughter. She and her extended family (immigrants and American born descendants) have a tiny little business on the edge of town. The woman had become an American citizen after fleeing from Clobberedvania and emigrating to the US. She was coming to vote. She was shaking! She had tears in her eyes! She kept telling her daughter how excited she was! She was overwhelmed by the joy and significance of coming to vote as an American. Her daughter voted. The mother voted. And, I was choked up. I had tears in my eyes. This woman really got how important voting his, really understood what it meant to be an American. Her deep joy and appreciation for yesterday washed over me. For her, coming to vote in an American election was a holy, sacred event marking a lifetime of survival.

    One of the most beautiful things I have ever witnessed in my whole life.

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    1. Some wonderful moments indeed, Rigel. The kind that make me proud to live in this marvelous country. Thanks for sharing them with us!

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  16. Wow, Rigel, thanks for sharing these! Worth all the other drudgeries, huh?

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  17. Very awesome and catchy song :) And although I can't vote yet I wanted Obama to win so~ that worked out well for me :)

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