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I am so proud to be an American -- and happy to be alive -- right now. I can't even put it into words.

Also, John McCain's concession speech was terrific. Classy and sincere... reminded me why I once respected/liked him so much.
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raisingirl99: (Idina: Change)
Judy Blume explains why she supports Barack Obama.

An excerpt:

I remember the night Roosevelt died in April, 1945. I was seven years old and just recovering from chicken pox. When my parents heard the news on the radio, they fell into each other's arms, crying. I cried, too, although I didn't have a clue.

My generation wept the same way when we lost John Kennedy. Then Martin Luther King. Then Bobby Kennedy. We mourned what might have been. In the dark days that followed, those of us who were young and idealistic were forced to grow up fast. I watched the Vietnam war unfold on TV as I played on the floor with my two small children. I became a skeptic about politics and politicians. Yet there was never an election when I didn’t vote. For me, voting was both obligation and privilege.

I’ve never spoken publicly about my politics. But I’m speaking out now because at last we have a candidate who makes me believe again. A candidate who I see as America’s best hope, a candidate who inspires not just my grandson’s generation, but my own, and my children’s.

Whoever is elected in November is going to face a daunting challenge. No one person can clean up the mess it took 7 and ½ years to create. That's why I want the calm, thoughtful candidate I believe will surround himself with the best and the brightest. I believe the decisions Obama makes will be made based on what’s best for this country.
raisingirl99: (Community Organizer)
Say what you want about him... I thought this story (or this story, if you can read Norwegian) was so sweet.

I don't think that simply being a good person makes someone qualified to be president. I do, however, think it's wonderful when someone I consider otherwise qualified to be president is also a truly good person.

Random act of kindness. )

This story was brought to my attention by [livejournal.com profile] rock_bottom at [livejournal.com profile] obama_2008. :)
raisingirl99: (Change We Can Believe In)
I've been busy, but not too busy to read this fascinating article about John McCain in Rolling Stone. Some of it I already knew, some of it honestly surprised me.

If you're a die-hard McCain supporter without an open mind, I doubt it'll do anything but make you angry. Otherwise, I think it's definitely worth reading.
raisingirl99: (You're The One)
How cool is it when actresses I like hold rallies related to candidates I like?

Ellen Pompeo & Danielle Panabaker speak in support of Barack Obama and registering to vote.
raisingirl99: (Make A Difference)
Not sure if you're registered, or where to go to vote?

raisingirl99: (Excuse Me(by an_autumn_end))
So I said I wasn't going to go on LJ this week, and I haven't, but I wanted to record this down before I forgot.

Apparently (and maybe everybody knows this, and my head's just been stuck in the books, or watching something "fun" to unwind, or whatever), some gay-rights supporters sued over the constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage that was just approved last week. There was an article on Yahoo!News that was mentioned on [livejournal.com profile] 2008_democrats. You can read the article here, too, if you want. )

The reason I wanted to write this down before I forgot was that my cousin (an extremely bright girl, I might add), who lives in Georgia, participated in early voting and then called my sister and I, about a week before the election. She thought the wording was misleading and was almost tricked herself into voting for the amendment (and she is very much a gay-rights-supporting-liberal). In case something similar showed up on our ballots, she wanted to warn us beforehand.


Nov. 2nd, 2004 11:02 pm
raisingirl99: (Hey Jupiter (by lavellebelle))
In addition to being concerned in general, here in SC, Jim DeMint has won over Inez Tenenbaum. It's not so much that I love Tenenbaum (though I do like her and campaigned for her a bit), but I cannot stand DeMint. I suppose that's mean, but he just makes me so angry. I feel as if I'm going to cry.

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Nov. 2nd, 2004 09:08 am
raisingirl99: (Vote Kerry/Edwards!)
Hey, eligible American voters...

Have you voted yet?

Political Quiz Results )


Nov. 1st, 2004 05:52 pm
raisingirl99: (Default)
I know that many of you have been writing awesome posts about voting (among others, I really liked this one by [livejournal.com profile] girlfromsouth). However, I still wanted to get my own two cents in here.

Obviously, I have my own candidates whom I support. However, no matter your preference, please, please, please vote! Let your voice be heard. Chances are, not every race in your area is in the bag, and even if you think they are? Vote anyway. Otherwise, you have absolutely no right to complain.
raisingirl99: (Max & 99)
Taken from an e-mail I received this morning, which took it from John Allen's weekly e-column, The Word From Rome:

While the Vatican does not endorse political candidates, and regards pastoral guidance on elections as something for local bishops, that doesn't stop lots of Americans from wanting to know what the Vatican thinks about the Bush-Kerry race.

Over the last several months, I've discussed the elections informally with at least two dozen Vatican officials, ranging from cardinals to junior clergy. Based on these conversations, plus comparing notes with colleagues, I believe that if a secret ballot were to be held in the Holy See, Kerry would beat Bush about 60-40.

Read more... )

Just thought that was interesting!
raisingirl99: (Lucy and Kevin (by cammathisonfan))
Voting Guide For American Catholics. There are six parts to it, but the link only leads to one of them. I haven't read all of it yet, but I thought one of you guys might be interested.
raisingirl99: (Saddest Eyes (by grafix_by_2346))
Unfortunately, I received this in an e-mail earlier today:

From SoaptownUSA.com...

Robb DiRusso

It Is with deep sorrow that I write this and tell you that Monday morning Soapboy passed away in his sleep of an apparent heart attack. We at Soaptown have lost a great friend, an exceptional columnist and one of our family members. Soapboy loved the daytime soaps as much as he loved his Godson Nicholas who meant everything to him. He enjoyed writing and answering your questions at the steamroom so much and looked forward each week to writing a new and exciting column. He appreciated your love and friendship always.

I sincerely hope that he is at peace now.

In other news, have you guys heard about the national ban on military-style assault weapons? )

Check out the petition here.


Jul. 29th, 2004 05:13 pm
raisingirl99: (Emma (by phantomicons))
I just saw "White Wedding" (a Degrassi: The Next Generation ep), and wow. I enjoyed it. So much. One of those episodes when, as soon as it's over, I can't wait to watch it again.

I'm excited about hearing John Kerry speak! :)
raisingirl99: (Subtext (by buffyx))
This is the trippiest thing I've seen on livejournal in a while. [livejournal.com profile] girlfromsouth rocks for pointing out the community to me.

[livejournal.com profile] johnxjohn

After starting there, I then found [livejournal.com profile] current_affairs, which includes such interests as blair/bush, blair/putin, and slash.
raisingirl99: (Default)
I know this isn't a "real" entry -- one will hopefully come before classes start back Thursday. I'm doing pretty well, though, all things considered. :) Anyway, for now...

Liberal or Conservative? )
raisingirl99: (Default)
Sorry if this offends anyone -- I feel a little strongly about politics. *g*

What Threat To The Bush Administration Are You? )


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