Posts Tagged 'Barack Obama'

#16: The First President Who’s Younger Than Moi!


At last! The grownups are in charge! I’m sooooooo happy! What a great day for America and the world!


The Waiting Game Begins

Today is not only Election Day — it’s also Jump Outta Your Skin You’re So Nervous About the Election Day! After overdosing on MSNBC and CNN this morning, my pal Pam and I escaped by going over to the Steeping Room for al fresco dining. Ahhhhhh…. Austin in November: sunshine and a soft breeze, great food (especially the tea and the coconut cupcake!). We sat next to a really nice guy who had two sibling Weimaraners, who just stretched out and snoozed, rising only for a bite of food and in response to an annoying barking Shih Tzu whose owners LEFT IT OUTSIDE! Don’t get me wrong; I love Shih Tzus (Sammy and Rosy in particular); what I don’t love are owners who leave their dogs unsupervised.

Then we took a stroll through the Domain (Austin’s California-style mall!). In a fit of patriotic shopping pique, we visited that all-American shopping venue, COSTCO, to grab some bites for tonight’s viewing party.

So now here we are at 7:35 p.m., antsy and still not quite breathing. Took Patsy for a walk and then chopped veggies and vacuumed! Anything to keep busy.

Just think: In 24 hours, we’ll know. Barack ON!

I Voted Today!

Today I cast my vote in here in Austin at the Ben Hur Shriner Center. As I walked up, I kept thinking about this touching account of early voting in Evansville, Indiana, sure that scenes like that are playing out  all over the country right now.

It was busy but not packed, and everyone seemed happy to be there. Instead of voting for the straight Democratic ticket, I went through each race and made my selections. First up was the vote for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. Seeing that historic ticket gave me goosebumps and, dang it, I got a bit teary. I took great pleasure in selecting Barry and Joe and then Rick Noriega and Larry Joe Doherty. And I hope I got my vote right on Proposition 2; that’s one of those backwards votes! At the end, I reviewed my ballot, delighted to see that there they were again, Barack Obama and Joe Biden, right at the top. It was all I could do not to start dancing and singing “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” at the top of my lungs. Instead, I opted for propriety and indulged in a couple more of moments to stare at their names to let it all soak in before proudly casting my vote.

What a year it’s been! I got to vote for Hillary in the primary and now Barack in THE election!

Regardless of your party preferences, get out and vote early — you’ll be glad you did!

Must-See Barack TV

Okay, I know I’m behind on weighing in the debate (I started a half-hearted Twitter account, but had to stop because my “thumbing” is not what it should be!). I do think Barry did well, John not so much. Anyway, for all of those pundits who accused Barack of being passionless and not addressing what he’d do for the middle class, here’s the antidote: His speech from yesterday in Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the rain.

Take that, you pundits! I think the bottom line is twofold:

  • The debate format constricts Barack’s preacherosity.
  • The talking heads aren’t listening to anything he’s doing outside of their interviews and TV!

WT…?!?!?! More Random Crapola!

Okay, today has to go down as one of the wackiest ever! Let me see if I’ve got this straight — no, I can’t even go there; it’s all giving me whiplash! And just what WAS the point of lying to David Letterman about going to Washington, only to end up sitting down for a nice chat with Katie Couric?!?!?!

Instead, I’ll go with these:

  • McCain’s Plan: Blurt Out Random Crap: Bob Cescas probably said it best in this hysterical column at Huff Post: “If what we’ve seen from the senator so far is him ‘focusing’ on the economy — what the hell is he like when he’s multitasking? What’s next, McCain? Suspending the election?”
  • Wanda Sykes tears into McCain and Palin on Leno last night:”That’s a crazy, scary lady right there. Gun-toting and, you know, shooting caribou. … They don’t let her talk. They say, “Oh, she’s meeting with the world leaders.” But there’s no reporters. I’m like, is she meeting with the world leaders, or did you take her to the Epcot Center? Let her drink around the world? You know, because I’ve done that. Maybe I should be Secretary of State. … She has been to Mexico. Does this ring a bell, George W. Bush? … She was like, ‘I can see Russia from my backyard.’ What — what — what — while you were delivering letters to Santa Claus at the North Pole?”
  • Letterman’s zingers just wouldn’t stop tonight:
    • “What are you going to do if you’re elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We’ve got a guy like that now!”
    • “You don’t suspend your campaign. This doesn’t smell right. This isn’t the way a tested hero behaves. I think someone’s putting something in his metamucil.”

I’m With Barack: ENOUGH!

This is really important. Today Barack Obama shot back at McPalin with a brilliant speech that said exactly what I’ve been thinking (well, not in his eloquent terms, but the sentiment remains the same): “I love this country too much to let them take over another election with lies and phony outrage and swiftboat politics. Enough is enough!”

Here’s a 4:48 minute clip; please watch it NOW!

Even though this could have appeared on TV news shows, but apparently the nattering nabos were much too busy carrying on about pigs wearing lipstick and who called who a pig and about how sexist we all are for daring to ask anything about the Alaska governor.

“Spare me the phony outrage, spare me the phony talk about change. We have real problems in this country right now.”

I’m so with Barack Obama on this. Please forward this to everyone you can think of. This deserves to be heard.

He Had Me at “ENOUGH!”

About time somebody shouted that word. THANK YOU, BARACK OBAMA! What an amazing, magnificent, stunning, memorable — those adjectives all sound so lame. I was mesmerized and got those history-in-the-making goosebumps several times. In fact, it’s a couple of hours later, and I’m still reeling from it. I’m definitely going to watch it again.

I’m just floored by this. Speechless. Inspired. Awed.


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