janiejones: (obama rally)
Colin Powell endorses Obama.

I'm thinking this carries more weight than Lieberman speaking at the RNC, y/n?

Story time

Jan. 20th, 2007 12:34 am
janiejones: ([gg] mother daughter)
Usually, I ignore the little sidebar of links Gmail always includes with incoming mail. It's the only thing I don't like about using their email. But today I saw this one: Why Mommy is a Democrat.

Hee! How awesome is that? Check out the sample pages. I am seriously getting this for Small Anne. It will piss off at least half my family, and all of S's, but I can live with that. It just plain looks cute and I want it. Plus, it will help Small Anne better understand why Mama is, in fact, a Democrat. ::g::

Sad news.

Sep. 13th, 2006 10:37 pm
janiejones: (lighthouse storm :: lidi)
I was all set to post about tonight's Project Runway, and then I saw this:

Ann Richards has died at age 73.

I'm no expert on her life or her career, but what I knew of her I found extremely admirable and impressive. I always thought she was feisty and intelligent, a good champion for women and minorities, and, really, just plain cool.
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That political meme what everyone else is doing. )

I thought this was a pretty interesting quiz. I've found several 'determine your political leanings' memes, but they never ask more than about 10 questions, and not that memes are scientific, but really, ten questions seems a bit simplified.

Politics meme = Francis Urquhart icon. Hee.
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Note the all-encompassing icon.

I can't...I can't even talk about the election, okay? People voted for Bush, okay? They actually voted for him. The majority of American voters decided, Hey, we need another four years of this mess we're in!

On top of that, I had a dentist appointment today, and was forced to endure--unexpectedly--the beginnings of a root canal. A VERY PAINFUL root canal.

This does not bode well for the next four years. Something has got to change, and it's up to Democrats to get off their asses, organize powerful campaigns, and DO IT.

Now I'm off to work. This day just gets better and better...
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Failing not to get depressed over the fact that Coburn is the projected winner over Carson. (Coburn branded Carson a liberal...running ads that showed the Democrat as a puppet with John Kerry pulling the strings. Coburn said he favored the death penalty for doctors who perform abortions [...]. Referring to state legislators, Coburn said the state had not prospered because of "crapheads in Oklahoma City." Known as one of the most conservative members of Congress, Coburn helped lead a revolt against then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich by conservatives unhappy with concessions made to Democrats.--USAToday.com)

HOW CAN PEOPLE BE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE FOR THIS MAN? He's not a Republican; he's a fucking nutjob who masquerades as a Republican.

And when did being a liberal become akin to Satan worship? How come I can't put out an ad demeaning Coburn as a damned conservative and have people shriek in horror? Why is liberalism evil, instead of just a different way to run the country?

Failing not to get depressed about the fact that 79% of my fellow voters feel there should be an amendment to the Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Hoping hoping hoping that tomorrow I'll be able to start calling him "President Kerry." Seriously. What do we do if Bush wins for real this time?

I seriously thinking being this politically-aware and passionate is going to affect my sanity. Oh, what I wouldn't give for a little apathy right now.

I Voted... Did You?
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Logging on for the first time in...how long? (And sneaking on, at that. They can try, but they can never defeat my love for y'all!)

All my extra icons are gone...gone...gone forever! Argh!

But I'm logging on in honor of Election Day, and in honor of you, my friends. I know we're all out there voting today and spreading the liberal love, and I wanted to be sure to let you know I was thinking of you all, here in the state where Bush has the second largest lead over Kerry in the nation. Pfft.

It truly is a privilege to be allowed to vote; a fact I didn't entirely understand when I was 18 and eligible, but which I understand and cherish now. And no matter the outcome of this election (oh please oh please please please, God), I am proud to be a liberal feminist American voter who voted her heart and her conscience today.

Thus endeth my minute on the soapbox.


Go, Dems

Aug. 10th, 2004 03:19 pm
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The Snippet and I are going to a Democratic party meet-up at my man Brad Carson's headquarters tonight.

One step closer to my goal of becoming more politically-involved.

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"If you're a Democrat, you win when people think."

I heart Jon Stewart.

I will always love and admire Bill Clinton.

That is all.
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Yahoo article referring to a Rolling Stone interview, which I am pasting here, as Yahoo is stoopid and time-sensitive.

Trudeau skewers Bush )
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Go here for the Dishonest Dubya doll. Laugh through the tears.
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I cannot even deal with my co-workers today. The political discussions are escalating and I'm nearing the end of my rope here. Every day it's more and more, and worse and worse. Last week, I heard it all: John Kerry should be killed. John Kerry could be castrated. Al Gore is the anti-Christ. Liberals are a bunch of "separation of church and state phonies." If John Kerry is elected POTUS, we can all count on being taken over. We should just bomb the hell out of the Muslim countries. Bush is a better president than Clinton because he has "a higher moral standard." What the FUCK ever.

I'm just...I can't take it. They're already at it this morning, and it's starting to really get to me. It's starting to really drag me down. I don't have an ally, and I'm not able to laugh it off anymore. I know I should be, I know it, but the more I hear of it, the worse it makes me feel.

The anger. The vitriol. These aren't people who disagree with my politics. These are people who seem to beleive, fundamentally, that I have NO RIGHT to my politics. I don't understand that. I mean, yeah, I disagree with them on pretty much every level, but I see why they believe what they believe (no matter how fucking misguided I think they are), and I don't feel they're going to hell if everyone doesn't agree.

I just...I don't even know. My only hope is to get here, plug in my headphones, and just work and listen to music. They have no regard for me or my beliefs. I think I've made it pretty plain what I think, and if I haven't been clear, there's my "Proud to Be a Democrat" mouse pad. I didn't just snag it out of a trash can, people. I plunked down full price for it, happily.

These are discussions they're having amongst themselves--albeit loudly--so I don't even really want to complain and get them stopped. If the entire department wants to get together and spout their Republican manifestos, I can't stop them. (I am such a fucking liberal.)

It just depresses the hell out of me.

But I'm listening to "Brimful of Asha," and that's a fun song, so maybe the day will be okay.
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A request from my friend B:

I need to know if you can recommend any books about the philosophy of modern liberalism. I am specifically looking for philosophy, not just books about particular policies or books that are just cheerleading for the Democrats. So I'm not looking for Carville or Franken. I need something that goes into the logic and justification of liberalism, not a book that begins with the assumption that liberalism is good and then applies it to particular problems. Would Paul Wellstone's book qualify? Do you know of anything?

I'm not sure what to recommend him, because he's pretty much read the same books I have. I'm thinking Wellstone's book could qualify, but can any of you better-read Dems offer any suggestions?
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The Case For Bush is the Case Against Him

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The Snippet and I had a very interesting discussion last night on our way home from the restaurant (where I OD'd on the most delicious garlic mashed potatoes). I can't remember what started it, but I think one or the other of us brought up Bush's proposed gay marriage ban amendment.

It was interesting. )

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.
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God grant me patience.

Quote from a co-worker just now: "Clinton didn't take care of bin Laden because he didn't have the balls."



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