amelialourdes: (vote for change ; california)

So, I'm sporting my Obama t-shirt here at work and watching the live stream from Unfortunately, I'm boxed in next to two Republicans and my co-worker isn't here today to watch with me so I'm on my own. I'm sure the tv is on in the break room but I'd rather watch with my headphones on since I'm switching channels. I'm going from CNN to MSNBC and some local channels.

It is an exciting day. I think that this country needs a change and I'm being realistic about it that everything isn't going to happen right away. I'm very aware of that and I'm not holding Barack Obama on a pedestal but I am ridiculously happy. This is my first election where I've really been aware of everything happening. I wasn't as involved in Kerry's even though I voted for him. I think it's just a really exciting time and I think that all we can do is hope for the best.

I have a lot of hope for this administration. It is a historic day and I wonder what everyone else is doing today if you're "celebrating" this day in your own way. What are you guys up to?

Edit: Uh, Barack H. Obama? Didn't want to go all the way there?

Thank you.

Nov. 10th, 2008 10:14 pm
amelialourdes: (shelter ; friends&lovers)

First of all, just wanted to say thank you for everyone who responded to my last (a lil crazy) post. Everyone has those nights and it was just a shit weekend so I just really appreciate everyone's words. For those who can relate to my situation, I'm sorry that we have to go through that. For those who said kind words (that's everyone) you have my love. I'm really glad that I have a place to go when I'm not feeling very well and where people will listen. It means a lot.

So, I've somewhat returned to being my old self today. There are still residual feelings of anger and sadness but I know that that's going to pass. I just went to work today and my co-worker really cheered me up throughout the day. Unfortunately, something that I had been working on got completely erased and that sucked. I was almost done with it and for some reason when someone's logged into one of our documents while we're working on it, if we try to save what we're working on, a document gets erased. So, in this case, what I was working on got erased and his copy was saved instead. That sucked.

[ profile] marishna beat me to it but here's a video of the brilliant and wonderful Keith Olbermann from Countdown today:

I know that I'm preaching to the choir when I post it here but just try to spread the word where you can. As much as I am really, really, REALLY disliking our governor right now, it seems like he's trying to get on everyone's good side and opposing the Yes on 8 decision. The fight rages on.

I hope that everyone had a really wonderful day and I'll be back tomorrow with a Heroes review.

Oh, did anyone watch Witness to Jonestown yesterday?

amelialourdes: (vote for change ; california)

Statement by No on Prop 8 Campaign on Election Status
Roughly 400,000 votes separate yes from no on Prop 8 – out of 10 million votes tallied.

Based on turnout estimates reported yesterday, we expect that there are more than 3 million and possibly as many as 4 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted.

Given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.

It is clearly a very close election and we monitored the results all evening and this morning.

As of this point, the election is too close to call.

Because Prop 8 involves the sensitive matter of individual rights, we believe it is important to wait until we receive further information about the outcome.

Geoff Kors
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8

Kate Kendell
Executive Committee
NO on Prop 8

They haven't given up yet and I don't think that any of us should either. As a heterosexual woman, one would think that this proposition has nothing to do with me but that couldn't be more wrong. I know that many on my friends list are against this proposition and not only those living in California but all over the world. This proposition has everything to do with everyone. It's another landmark for change for those of us who yearn for a society eradicated of bigots, homophobes, racists, etc.

Because of the initial reports, there was disappointment, a feeling of loss, a feeling of hopelessness among most of you. I felt that way even as the numbers began to appear with 12% of the districts reporting.

With Barack Obama as President, I do believe in change. I believe in his optimism. I believe in the power of his message and I believe in his supporters that we're all going to do the right thing.

This isn't the end of something. This is only the beginning. I don't just want this state to "tolerate" differences. I want people to accept them. Tolerate just implies that people put up with something. But accepting an idea? Being more than okay with it? Approving of it? That's change.

Don't lose faith. If you're upset for California, help us. Write in, call in, spread a message to friends and family in California. Do. Not. Give. Up.

Thank you.

Nov. 4th, 2008 08:07 pm
amelialourdes: (vote for change ; california)

I can't stop crying.

There are just no words and thank you to those who voted and hopefully we'll have another eight years to turn things around for us all.




... well, I'm still thinking about Prop 8 and will be checking up on that. But, this is an incredible step forward.

amelialourdes: (vote for change ; california)

I'm gonna go ahead and say it, it's really weird seeing Erin Daniels at the L Word/Queer as Folk convention thing. I used to like th L Word. I'm just watching it now because I began the show but I have no interest or emotional connection to it. I'm pretty sure that that died when Dana died. So, seeing her appear at the convention is strange and even more strange that it's Dana and Tina up there with Justin Taylor. Fucking Twilight Zone people. Twilight Zone.

I'm glad that reports are coming through and so are photographs! Um, keep 'em coming! I really have no other comment for any of them except *ded* because that's how I feel after watching a video or seeing a photograph. I really do love him lots.

In other news, yes, it is election day and I've been ridiculously excited and anxious for it. I wasn't as invested or involved in the last campaign but I did go all out for Kerry. I had that Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker, I was actively listening to what he was saying and I was so, so disappointed when he lost. I'm an Obama voter but I think that first and foremost I'm a voter. Period.

I think of the election in South Park style. That's all I'm going to say about that.

I'm just very, very glad about this time in our history and I'm completely thrilled to be part of it.

WHAT'S UP OHIO AND PENNSYLVANIA? LOOK OUT FOR CALIFORNIA, OREGON AND WASHINGTON! We're coming to help you out! God, I can't wait for the announcement. I think that I may cry.

Now I'm anxious about Prop 8 still. I'll probably update this again.


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