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This is what history looks like, when it's being made. [Nov. 5th, 2008|12:45 am]
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Well, the election is over. :)

I personally am very pleased with the results.

For those of you on my friendslist that are unhappy with the results, I hope and pray that over the next four years that Barack Obama will earn your respect, and exceed every expectation of him.

And can someone explain to me how the hell it looks like Prop 8 is going to win?


Anyway, thank you for all who voted, however you voted.

And here's to a prosperous four years.

And here's to being present for such a historic occasion.

I'm going to go journal hopping and join in some celebration, I think, and then off to bed with dreams for a better tomorrow.

And here...

Have some Avenue Q/Sesame Street gayness. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqcYJzc6lKw&e
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[User Picture]From: credendovides
2008-11-05 06:48 am (UTC)
I wouldn't really call it over. There are still state issues being counted. In California prop 8 is very important to me, and in a way I am watching that one more nervously than I did the presidential race.
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[User Picture]From: credendovides
2008-11-05 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh, and to answer your question why prop 8 is ahead...

Two words... Central valley. Largely rural farmlands, and very conservative. Apparently San Francisco and Silicon Valley are rather low on the reporting scale. Which makes sense, because there are more and larger precincts in those areas, which are largely who will be voting no on 8. So despite the early lead of yes, I'm not giving up yet. Look at what Virginia did in the presidential race. It was behind for a long time but pulled out for Obama due to late counting democratic precincts.
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From: christinaathena
2008-11-05 06:49 am (UTC)
PRESIDENT OBAMA! WOOT!

And, yeah, it's pretty bad about prop 8. Arkansas has a ballot initiative that's even worse, banning gay couples from adopting. Oh, technically it's not a ban on gays adopting, just on "unmarried sexual partners". Of course, opposite-sexed partners can choose to get married if they want to adopt ...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 07:04 am (UTC)
YAY OBAMA!! =)

And man, really? Did it pass? :( Seriously. When will this fear of homosexuality be over come?
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[User Picture]From: madaline_mcbain
2008-11-05 06:50 am (UTC)
religious support
traditionalist support
etc

That will be why prop 8 wins

you should read my entry about it, you'll probably appreciate it
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 07:05 am (UTC)
I'm sure I will.
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[User Picture]From: thecolourclear
2008-11-05 06:57 am (UTC)
People in this country fucking SUCK, that's how prop 8 is going to win.

HOW AM I LESS OF A HUMAN THAN ANYONE ELSE?

Someone explain that to me. Please.
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[User Picture]From: madaline_mcbain
2008-11-05 06:59 am (UTC)
by technicality it shouldn't have been on the ballot because of the church & state separation
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[User Picture]From: rinnychan
2008-11-05 07:00 am (UTC)
As long as 8 doesn't win by 60%, we'll be okay. But it's very close. Another good thing is that the people who are already married can't be forced to divorce.

I'm just trying to keep my chin up about it.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 07:07 am (UTC)
It has to have 60% for anything to come of it?
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[User Picture]From: carinastarr
2008-11-05 07:03 am (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS AMERICA!!!

im so happy that the people had the right idea and put the best man in, im sure with the making of history will come a better future...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 07:08 am (UTC)
It is my most sincere hope.

I think this is exactly what this country needs.
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[User Picture]From: zoombinilover
2008-11-05 08:03 am (UTC)
Currently, Prop 8 is winning. 50% of the vote is in. It is winning 52.6% to 47.4%. I was really hoping to be completely happy about this election. I started crying during Obama's speech because I was so bummed about Prop 8. Damn, damn, damn.

I'm from San Francisco and in school in Oregon. The idea of going home to my beloved, accepting, ultra gay city where so many people I love won't be able to marry is completely unreal.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:39 pm (UTC)
*HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: megwings
2008-11-05 08:27 am (UTC)
No no no no no prop 8 is not going to win. It is just making sure we get our cardio for the day, that is all. California is way too cool to let this happen. Come on, Cali. Don't make a liar out of me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:40 pm (UTC)
I know, right? :(
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[User Picture]From: nemjersatyr
2008-11-05 10:40 am (UTC)
GO GO BAMA RANGER
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:42 pm (UTC)
LOL
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[User Picture]From: nemjersatyr
2008-11-05 10:40 am (UTC)
and also, this


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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:43 pm (UTC)
Nice. :)
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-11-05 12:21 pm (UTC)
is that the one to ban gay marriage? man talk about a step backwards.

we dont have it in ireland yet but something is being drawn up at the moment. but they do have it in northern ireland, which is funny getting a lesson in tollerance from northern ireland. and it did lead to alot of banners saying

SAVE ULSTER FROM SODOMY!

you cant make that stuff up
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:44 pm (UTC)
Omg. lol. WOW.

People never fail to disgust me, even when only moments earlier I was so happy.
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From: echanchisai
2008-11-05 01:30 pm (UTC)
I am praying "vote for change" means real change - not partisan party-line stuff (same ols BS). I am very pleased that the world already has more hope for us.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:46 pm (UTC)
Me too. :)
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[User Picture]From: flamingruby
2008-11-05 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'm personally going to take a wait and see approach to Obama--however, my dad thinks we've elected the antichrist (quoth him)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yowch. Here's hoping Obama can gain even your Dad's support.
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[User Picture]From: diner
2008-11-05 10:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so depressed about Prop 8
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 10:48 pm (UTC)
Me too. :(
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2008-11-05 10:29 pm (UTC)
I'm not happy :(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-11-05 10:49 pm (UTC)
Well here's hoping you'll grow to love Obama, and he'll be the best president in your lifetime. :)
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