Illegal Jesus

This just in!

Posted in 2008 election, political by writerwriting on November 10, 2008

The Daily Oklahoman has the ability to produce news that is not pulled directly from the AP wire or about how Barack Obama is going to destroy the country. This is a shocker from the country’s reddest state.

For 103-year-old Oklahoman, Obama’s election was worth the wait.

There are idiots in the comment section, so feel free to laugh as you scroll through them (especially Ruth, who insists that Obama isn’t black, he’s Kenyan).


Real America In the Tank For Obama

Posted in 2008 election, political by indiegoddess on November 7, 2008

North Carolina has been all but officially called for Barack Obama. CNN, last I checked, still had us uncalled; but AP did the math, finally. There are fewer provisional ballots outstanding than there is a difference in votes between McCain and Obama. I can’t tell you all how thrilled I am to be living in a blue state. And in the bluest blue heart of that blue state, as well.

One thing I found amazingly hilarious, though not entirely surprising if you know the area, is Guilford County. Greensboro is in Guilford County, for those of you who know cities better than counties. Guilford County is also the place where Sarah Palin made her famous [and not at all facist] comment about being so happy to be in “Real America.”

Guilford County went to Obama 59% to 41%. That’s an 18 point margin. How do you like your “Real America” now, Governor Palin?

So, from those of us in Orange County, we’d like to send a wave all the way over the red Alamance County that separates us to beautiful blue Guilford County, and say to you all “Well done. Well done, indeed.”

75 days

Posted in 2008 election, political by writerwriting on November 6, 2008

As the dust settles

Posted in 2008 election, personal, political, the personal is political by writerwriting on November 6, 2008

These are historic times. These are times of joyful weeping, of glimmering hope, of we the people and yes we can. These are times of love and of pride, of young black men holding their heads high, of mothers telling their sons there are no limitations on you. Change is possible, more possible than it has been in years. In the words of Indie Goddess, it doesn’t feel like we elected Obama, it feels like we elected ourselves. For the first time in years, I feel as though I can do things and achieve a result instead of being ignored by my government.

As we approach Obama’s first day, and first 100 days, in office, we all need to keep in mind what he stated in his speech. He will not be perfect. Change may not come in one year or even one term. We all must rise up as one nation, as one people, to affect the change we want to see in this country. There will be much opposition to this presidency. It will come about through laws and as sad as the probability is, violence. If this administration turns into what we hope it will be, what we elected it on, we must remember why we elected him. When the opposition says he isn’t doing enough fast enough, when they say he has failed when he has not, when we are asked to make sacrifices for the betterment of this nation, we must remember why we elected him.

We can’t sit back in our homes and wait for Obama to restore our place in the world. We can’t sit back and wait for the economy to right itself, we can’t sit back and wait for Joey B. to help Obama take action on Darfur. We can’t sit back and wait.

This is our time. This is our moment. Social change has never been more within our grasp than it is right now. We have elected a president to these great united states – not north, not west, not middle, not south but all, united – who not only acknowledges the existence of the poor and hungry and weary, but listens to and understands them as well.

Take this moment to rejoice, to celebrate, to bask in the awesome piece of history we are witnessing before our very eyes, and then roll up your sleeves and get to work. Our president needs us, both those who voted for him and those who did not, to help him achieve the change our country needs.

We’ll get tired, we’ll get dirty, and we’ll probably have to face a series of disappointments before we reach the prize. When that happens, remember why we elected him.

This is our chance to answer that call. This is our moment. This is our time — to put our people back to work and open doors of opportunity for our kids; to restore prosperity and promote the cause of peace; to reclaim the American Dream and reaffirm that fundamental truth — that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope, and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people:

Yes We Can.

President Elect Barack Obama, November 4, 2008

His font got serifs, remember?

Posted in 2008 election, political by writerwriting on November 5, 2008



I just got queasy

Posted in 2008 election, political by writerwriting on November 4, 2008


Happy Election Day!

Posted in 2008 election, personal, political, the personal is political by writerwriting on November 4, 2008

Y’all, I am nervous. You can probably expect about 80 posts from me saying that over and over again today. I’ll try to restrain myself. Ignore the time stamp on the blog posts, I AM NOT CONTACTING YOU FROM THE FUTURE.

Okay, so I barely slept last night. I got out one of the holiday coloring books we have and found our Election Night mascot. Indie Goddess or I will take a picture of him and post it later. His name is Hoppy and he has bloodshot eyes, just like us!

I have a separate browser open right now. I’m calling it my OFFICIAL ELECTION 2008 BROWSER. I have opened CNN, BBC, MSNBC, 538, and ONTD: Political.

The rest of you get out there and vote if you haven’t already. Starbucks and Ben & Jerry’s have revised their “get something free for voting” to “get 1 free thing today only”. So go get your free coffee and your free ice cream, my lovelies!

Election Eve internets roundup

Posted in 2008 election, funny, imagination land, political by writerwriting on November 3, 2008

First on the list! This hilarious post full of hilarious polling. McCain’s only down by 1 in California? Really? And up by 22 in Pennsylvania?

Next on the list: scary email forwards, ftw! I can always count on people from back home for some lulzy forwards about how Obama is a sekrit Muzlimz who is going to blow up the United States. I got this one a few weeks ago but didn’t read it until last night. Sorry for the formatting and typos. I refuse to alter the original:

Read all of this, for some it may open their eyes to what
> is happening.
> According to Revelations
> This is a matter of opinion and opinions are like (well you
> know) everybody has one.
> My personal opinion? I agree.
> *******************************
> A lot of Americans have become so insulated from
> realitythat they imaginethat America can suffer
> defeatwithout any inconvenience to themselves.
> Pause a moment, reflect back.
> These events are actual events from history..
> They really happened!!!
> Do you remember?
> 1. 1968 Bobby Kennedy was shot and killed by a Muslim
> maleextremist.
> 2. In 1972 at the Munich Olympics, athletes were kidnapped
> and massacred by Muslim maleextremists.
> 3. In 1979, the US embassy in Iran was taken over by Muslim
> maleextremists.
> 4. During the 1980’s a number of Americans were
> kidnapped in Lebanon by Muslim maleextremists.
> 5. In 1983, the US Marine barracks in Beirut was blown up
> by Muslim male extremists.
> 6. In 1985 the cruise ship Achille Lauro was hijacked and a
> 70 year old American passenger was murdered and thrown
> overboard in his wheelchair by Muslim maleextremists.
> 7. In 1985 TWA flight 847 was hijacked at Athens, and a US
> Navy diver trying to rescue passengers was murdered by
> Muslim maleextremists. (remember the pilot of this flight
> was from Richmond , MO )
> 8. In 1988 , Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim
> maleextremists.
> 9. In 1993 the World Trade Center was bombed the first time
> by Muslim maleextremists.
> 10. In 1998, the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were
> bombed by Muslim maleextremists.
> 11. On 9/11/01, four airliners were hijacked; two were used
> as missiles to take down the World Trade Centers and of the
> remaining two, one crashed into the US Pentagon and the
> other was diverted and crashed by the passengers. Thousands
> of people were killed by Muslim maleextremists.
> 12. In 2002 the United States fought a war in Afghanistan
> against Muslim maleextremists.
> 13. In 2002 reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and
> murdered by– you guessed it– Muslim male extremists.
> Now, I really don’t see a pattern here to justify
> profiling, do you?So, to ensure we Americans never offend
> anyone,particularly fanatics intent on killing us, airport
> security screeners will=2 0no longer be allowed to profile
> certain people….Absolutely No Profiling!
> They must conduct random searches of 80-year-old women,
> little kids, airline pilots with proper identification,
> secret agents who are members of the President’s
> security detail, 85-year old Congressmen with metal hips,
> and Medal of Honor winner and former Governor Joe Foss, but
> leave Muslim Males alone lest they be guilty of profiling.
> According to The Book of Revelation:
> The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40’s, of
> MUSLIMdescent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive
> language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal….the
> prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will
> promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power,
> he will destroy20everything.
> And Now:
> For the award winning Act of Stupidity Of all times the
> People of America want to elect, to the most Powerful
> position on the face of the Planet — The Presidency of the
> United states of America .. A Male of Muslim descent who is
> the most extremely liberal Senator in Congress (in other
> words an extremist) and in his 40’s.
> Have the American People completely lost their Minds, or
> just their Power of Reason ???
> I’m sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the
> ‘unknown’
> Candidate Obama…
> Let’s send this to as many people as we can so that the
> Gloria Aldreds and other stupid attorneys along with
> Federal Justices that want to thwart common sense, feel
> ashamed of themselves — if they have any such sense.
> As the writer of the award winning story ‘ Forest
> Gump’ so
> Aptly put it,
> ‘Stupid Is As Stupid Does’
> Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or
> Media outlet…do it!
> Or again. . . Just delete if you disagree.

I’ll let you suss that one out for yourself.

And finally, a blog post that didn’t make me slam my head into my desk. It comes from Margaret and Helen, who are our inspiration for starting this blog! In the post, Helen discusses Liddy Dole and her ridiculous attack on Kay Hagan.

Ohhh yeah

Posted in 2008 election, funny, imagination land, political by writerwriting on October 31, 2008

His sister was here yesterday! I had no idea. Sad.

I love this family

Posted in 2008 election, funny, personal, political by writerwriting on October 30, 2008