Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Trying to Find My Election Zen Place

Okay, I'm feeling a bit calmer about the election. While I'm still fired up, I'm trying to be more positive about it and not be such a raging bitch. I promise I'll work on that!

Jon Stewart is my god. He is in seriously top form the last two weeks, my friends. This made me laugh until I cried. I have to say, this was pretty bad ass as well.

Both of these stories bring some light on the other side of Sarah Palin (First presented to me by Peter): Fark & Cross Cut.

I had a coworker state to me today that I need to keep reminding myself that I live in a socially liberal, open-minded, culturally and racially diverse bubble. I suppose it's true. Regardless of how this election turns out, I am proud to say that I do live in this bubble. Ecstatic! Uproariously pleased!! If only the rest of the country could have the diverse experiences I've had. How enlightened our country could be. If anyone out there would like to come visit and get a little perspective, come on over.

My local rag has been doing what they do best with this election coverage. Frank Rich is my hero. While Maureen Dowd and I don't always agree (particularly on her views of the Clintons), this article made me laugh (and cringe a little).

Here are some interesting news pieces from other parts of the country about the election, the convention and the general state of things (in places other than NYC that are close to me): Wisconsin, Minnesota, & Texas.

They say that 13% of Americans actually believe that Obama is a Muslim. In my research, I found some people that scared the HELL out of me. I keep reminding myself that some people prefer to live in ignorance. Nothing can be done about them. But to anyone reading this that feels as though they have half a brain, at least acknowledge that this fact is false, Okay?

I think what this election comes down to me is the tolerance levels of our political leaders. People are so full of hate. The republicans these days (thanks to our current president) feel that presenting themselves as gun-toting, gay bashing, anti-women's rights candidates will swing their voting pool. It's time to take a long hard look at what that says to our kids and to the rest of the world. We have the opportunity to prove to the world that we aren't a bunch of uneducated, militant buffoons, people!

Okay, I'll stop as a feel another rant coming on..... Let's start focusing on how to get Obama elected. Perhaps some of you are a bit confused? Check here. Perhaps you're ready to jump right in and help? Get your checkbooks out and go to Moveon.org and/or www.barackobama.com.

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