Title: Election Day
cosmobeak - November 4, 2008 05:43 PM (GMT)
Hello all you Civil Squabblers!
Today may be perhaps the biggest day in Civil Squabble History. Bigger than New Years? You betcha. Bigger than our anniversary? No question! Today is historic; currently, polls are open to elect a new president and vice president into office. For the first time ever, we will either have an African American, or a female vice president. That is big stuff, folks!!
So, independent of how old you are or who you support, get out there and tell people to VOTE! Your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles! Going to lunch? Make sure your waitress knows that today is the day she can let her voice be heard!
Today will certainly stir up some differences. Once the polls close, everyone will hold there breath until we find out who will be the next leader of America. Regardless of who you're voting for, good luck! I think we're all going to need a bit of it. ;)
cosmobeak - November 4, 2008 05:49 PM (GMT)
Oh yes, and for those of you that don't know...there IS a bit of an incentive if you do get a chance to vote (even for you kids out there that aren't old enough!).Democracy Never Tasted So Sweet!
Head up to your local Ben and Jerry's between 5 and 8 PM, and enjoy a free scoop of ice cream! This one is open to you folks that can't vote, as well!Krispy Kreme Sweets!
After you vote, stop by Krispy Kreme! Show them your I Voted sticker, and get a free star shaped doughnut!Starbucks Coffee
If you need a little buzz after you vote, go over the Starbucks and tell them you voted. They'll give you a 12 oz Tall Coffee on them!
lipton_lover - November 4, 2008 09:14 PM (GMT)
Don't forget, McCain if he wins will be the oldest president.
cupcake - November 4, 2008 10:32 PM (GMT)
i made my mom buy me a bagel after she voted. we were laughing about the like socialist party candidates cuz we're like that. then we went to like 3 bagel stores and they were all closed so i got a roll.
thats my election day story.
and if you look at my fb profile, youll see that there was a conversation of over 100 comments about obama last night.
Raven821 - November 5, 2008 12:10 AM (GMT)
our local sex toy shop is giving away free vibrators to people with stickers :lol:
cupcake - November 5, 2008 01:59 AM (GMT)
bahahaha i love that.
why do you know that?
Raven821 - November 5, 2008 03:55 AM (GMT)
there was a post about it on a local blog
cupcake - November 5, 2008 03:59 AM (GMT)
no jk ily.
Raven821 - November 5, 2008 04:06 AM (GMT)
BARACK OBAMA JUST WON THE ELECTION
cupcake - November 5, 2008 04:08 AM (GMT)
Rachmoose - November 5, 2008 04:09 AM (GMT)
Raven821 - November 5, 2008 04:11 AM (GMT)
oh my god
i seriously don't even know what to do with myself right now
besides jump off every wall in my house
OH MY GOD
cupcake - November 5, 2008 04:12 AM (GMT)
omg i know, i'm so happy! my friend jen is like "that's it, this country is ruined, im going to canada"
ahhh and i'm getting champagne tomorrow night to celebrate<3
Rachmoose - November 5, 2008 04:37 AM (GMT)
mccain's speech was really really good. props to him.
the only thing that worries me about this election is that the democrats have the majority in the senate. bills might pass way too fast, and they might not be best for the country, but we shall see. Obama better be careful. (not to be a downer or anything)
lipton_lover - November 5, 2008 04:51 AM (GMT)
Needless to say, I'm scared stiff. Obama, whatever he turns out to be, has 99.9% control over the country. :ph43r:
cosmobeak - November 5, 2008 05:10 AM (GMT)
He does not have nearly that much control. Haha.
OH MY GOD I'M CRYING I CAN'T BELIEVE IT THIS IS THE HAPPIEST I'VE BEEN IN A LONG TIME!!
ihatehilarywithapassion - November 5, 2008 05:28 AM (GMT)
I have the same worries, Rach. Our government, in my opinion, is more effective when it's divided -- but now the Democrats have control of 2 branches.
I just hope you guys have been right and that he does a good job. We'll see, we'll see. I'm sure we'll be fine.
Meanwhile, I hope that a) my parents' taxes don't go up too much and b) pleaseeeeeeeeee don't put any pro-choicers on the Supreme Court. Oh man. I'm just gonna hold my breath now.
Rachmoose - November 5, 2008 06:00 AM (GMT)
OMG IT ALL MAKES SENSE!!
Obama=44th President of the USA
Ernie Davis=SU football player=#44=Heisman Trophy
Joe Biden=SU alumn
it all goes back to SU of course because we're awesome!
lipton_lover - November 5, 2008 01:50 PM (GMT)
What you mean he doesn't? The democrats won nearly everything by a landslide.
Rachmoose - November 5, 2008 02:04 PM (GMT)
that makes sense though. everyone hated it when we had a republican president. have you seen his approval ratings? american wanted change, we got change... but we just might have a little too much change. this whole "democrats won everything" thing is worrisome to me. oh well. if america doesnt like it, then in 2 years we have to option of changing who has control of the senate.
lipton_lover - November 5, 2008 04:32 PM (GMT)
Our democratic congress, which was more responsible than bush, had a lower approval rating.
cosmobeak - November 5, 2008 08:27 PM (GMT)
Eh, liberals suffered through years of republicans. I think we can stand a few years of democrats, too.
Obama doesn't not have complete power. Obama is only one man, Lipton. Just because he has the same affiliation of the majority in congress, it does not mean that he has all the power or that he will agree with everything they propose.
lipton_lover - November 5, 2008 11:03 PM (GMT)
It gives him a lot more power than there should ideally be, though. And especially when you count the fact that he's an amazing speaker, I won't be surprised if he manages to get a lot done, for better or for worse.
bananasplit - November 6, 2008 03:06 AM (GMT)
BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Whoooo.
Tonight I ate dinner over at my boyfriend's house and his crazy republican mom was going on this rant, talking about how that Obama better not screw with her rights and how if he messes up the economy they better get him right out of office because a crazy liberal like him doesn't belong there anyway. Finally Ben was like "Mom, open your eyes. We've had to deal with the republicans sending our country in a downward spiral for eight years now. Its time to give democrats a crack at it." Which is why I love him. And which is why I think his mom belongs in a psych ward.
In other election news, Minnesota's senate race is gonna have a recount, but it looks like Coleman's gonna win. I'm sort of glad. I really really hate them both, but I think its better to have a republican and a democrat in there. I wanted Barkley, but hey, what can you do.
ihatehilarywithapassion - November 6, 2008 07:12 PM (GMT)
|...Which is why I love him. And which is why I think his mom belongs in a psych ward.|
Yeah I mean the way I see it, Democrats have been complaining for 8 years and now it's just the Republicans' turn. Such is the circle of life.
But I think you're onto something, Lipton. My AP government teacher would always talk about how divided government is the best government. Why? Because it forces COMPROMISE! It's another check and balance thing. With Bush in the White House and Democrats having a somewhat tiny majority in Congress, it forces compromise.
But now, especially in the House, Democrats have significant control of BOTH branches. Which means it'll be way easier to push the liberal agenda through and decrease the need for compromises.
I just wish there were some more Republicans in Congress, that's all. Democrats can still have the majority, but not such a huge one that they gained this election. :/
But at the same time, apparently this is what the people want, so I can't really complain.