effervescible: (wolf/meryl - sleeping with your ghost)
-Jesus Christ, self, DO NOT read the comments on news posts about Judge Sotomayor's confirmations hearings. I don't even mean blogs, I mean mainstream non-slanted articles. They are a cesspool of hideous racism. There's probably at least one person out there saying "hey, I have a problem with this nominee based on these facts over here" but they are apparently not hanging out in the comments section! I wanted to vomit, hit something, and cry. In that order.

-I'm going to Otakon starting Friday evening and crashing with the lovely Ms. [livejournal.com profile] roserevolution. So glad we ran into her at Anime Next like three years ago and demanded her friendship. If anyone's going, PM me your cell # or something. I'll admit it, I'm antsy; I'm going because there are people I want to see, and I have a ton of (irrational?) fondness for the con itself. This'll be #7 for me, the most times I've been to a con. But yeah, I do worry that it'll make me kinda BAWWWWW I MISS MY OLD JOB I WANT TO BE IN THE INDUSTRY AGAIN BAAAAWWW. Like I was saying to [livejournal.com profile] loosewiring, it does feel kind of stupid to feel worried about the emotional impact of an anime convention. But for better or for worse, that sort of thing was a big part of my professional life for years, and thus a big part of how I defined myself. So...it'll be interesting. I think it'll be a good time overall, but I can't guarantee I won't have to breathe deep to forestall a couple of teary moments.

-I finally saw Up. It was awesome. I cried THREE TIMES and I am not a huge movie crier. Yeah, just give it the Oscar now, cuz there's nothing that has or will beat it this year.
effervescible: (obama 08)
And not just because he's a cutie.

"Obama himself has signaled, for example, that he intends to reverse Bush's controversial limit on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, a decision that scientists say has restrained research into some of the most promising avenues for defeating a wide array of diseases, such as Parkinson's.

...

The new president is also expected to lift a so-called global gag rule barring international family planning groups that receive U.S. aid from counseling women about the availability of abortion, even in countries where the procedure is legal, said Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, he rescinded the Reagan-era regulation, known as the Mexico City policy, but Bush reimposed it."


Fuck yeah.
effervescible: (obama 08)
Yes we could. And we did.
effervescible: (bomp!)
I KNEW IT.

Nice to see the truth come out so quickly. I wish people wouldn't use the incident to paint all McCain supporters as lying nutballs, though, any more than it would be fair to paint Obama supporters with the same brush if one of them claimed to have been mugged and had a "J" carved into her face. People are capable of being loons across a wide spectrum of political affiliation.

Still voting Obama, though.
effervescible: (brain cancer)
Talked briefly with my dad about the election today, and he's leaning towards Obama, although he has some concerns-"he's a socialist," he said to me, and I was like "um...not quite." He was also interested when I offered to send him some informational links, so any suggestions? Definitely I'll send him to FactCheck, since that's non-partisan. I just want to tip him off the edge of the fence. He's not fond of Palin's "rape victims should totally have to have their attacker's baby" policy, which made me happy.
effervescible: (does jesus have to choke a bitch?)
WHAT MCCAIN SAID:

"Obama is eloquent."

WHAT MCCAIN MEANT:

"...for a black man >:("
effervescible: (ohhhhhh shit son)
So I kindasorta liveblogged the debate. Did more line-by-line commentary in the beginning, before the eyerolling started to give me a headache.

EVERYONE WANTS TO READ MY THOUGHTS )

My favorite part was when Keith Olbermann was talking during the pre-show and a couple of people in the crowd rickrolled him via signs.
effervescible: (rukia - chappy and rukia the true otp)
I am getting a little verklempt at all these delegate speeches at the DNC tonight!
effervescible: (meryl - a woman who's sure)
Because, while many pro-lifers' ideals might not be so harsh, when it comes to the actual laws being created and social culture of our society today, one can either be pro-choice or anti-woman.
effervescible: (sincerely yours dubya bush)
Holy crap! I know, it's possible could end up with someone worse than Ashcroft, but they'd have to try pretty hard to find one. So for the moment, this makes me cautiously happy.
effervescible: (sincerely yours dubya bush)
I'm feeling calm now.  Actually sort of hopeful.

It's hard to say why, knowing that 11 states are full of hateful, bigoted people, and knowing that a little over half the country doesn't think civil rights are so important.

But after reading some blogs and threads on this message board (which is full of intelligent, delightful people) about what can be done next...I don't know.  I know things are bad.  I know it's so easy to let exhaustion overtake us.  Hell, I've felt it all day.

But I also feel energized in a way I wasn't before.  This backlash against decency has made me decide that I'm going to do something.  I'm going to volunteer for what I believe in and not just pay attention during presidential election years and I'm going to work to make people understand.  Even if it's only a little bit, even if it's just in my tiny corner, it'll be my tiny corner that I'm working for.

He wants to take our rights away.  I'm going to put up a fucking fight.

Excuse this burst of stubbornness.  I'll most likely be sad and/or bitter in the morning.
effervescible: (Default)
If nothing else, this disgusting debacle his convinced me that I am going to volunteer for Planned Parenthood when I get the chance.

If Steve says a damn thing today about this he's getting a punch to the throat.
effervescible: (Default)
I finally broke down sobbing in the shower this morning.

I know this isn't the end of the world.  I know we can last four more years.  But god, it's so hard to imagine what he might do now that he doesn't have to worry about re-election.  I've never been so ashamed of my country.  I don't understand how you can promote hate and become president.  Can someone please explain that in a way that makes sense?

Fuck.
effervescible: (Default)
I need a drink.  Conveniently, I have one.

I noticed a lot of black hoodies today.  I kept wanting to go up to people and say "So, uh...are you moshing or just wearing that cuz it's raining?"

Right now I'm watching Gilmore Girls because I will go insane if I just keep watching election coverage.  Thank you, Emily, for the hilarity that you bring.

E-Day

Nov. 2nd, 2004 12:52 pm
effervescible: (john kerry's milkshake [by missandrony])
Well, here goes nothing. I already voted, of course, so I can't comment on the polls. God, I'm wired even knowing it could be a while before we know for sure.

When this is done, I hope to have a president-elect who actually understands some basic tenets of the constitution.

Go John^2.

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