leighblack: (2008 - Omnisexual Time Agents)
It appears that Coleman has squeaked out a victory over Al Franken. By 762 votes. Out of 2.9+ million votes. 762 votes. If you've ever said that your vote doesn't count, you are dead wrong. They'll definitely be doing a recount, but most places have declared Coleman the winner.

ETA: Now the vote difference is only 571 and the AP has uncalled the race. The recount won't begin for a couple weeks and could last into December. Insane!

Unfortunately, it looks like Prop 8 passed in California, although it's still unofficial. Oh, California. How can you do this to us? How about all you other jerkoff states too?? I want to be so hopeful, but this is a crushing awful blow for equality in our country. Hopefully we can try again in two years once the country has had some separation from the conservatism that's had its hold here for so many years now.
leighblack: (2008 - Omnisexual Time Agents)
You guys! YOU GUYS. CNN, NBC and hell even FOX News are calling the election for Obama already.

I hardly even know what to say. I'm so jealous of [livejournal.com profile] bibliogrrl and [livejournal.com profile] carriemonster partying in Grant Park right now!

Also, for some reason I'm very amused by the thought that Butch Walker is sitting at home staring on the TV and typing about election results on his laptop, just like I am.
leighblack: (2008 - Minnesota for Obama)
They already called Minnesota for Obama! Hooray! I can still live here since we're still blue!! =)
leighblack: (JB - Preeeeeety)
I told my mother the other day to wait and vote with me in the afternoon. She went at 7am instead and waited in line for 50 mins. I went at 4pm and walked right up to the election judges and then the booth. Shouldn't she know to trust me??

They're expecting at least an 80% turn out in our state. That's amazing! Way to go 'Sotans!

Anyhow, that's done. I can't handle watching the results trickling in, so I'm staying away from the TV. So let's get back to the really important stuff.


dear gods, that's a gorgeous photo!
leighblack: (2008 - Fight Crime)
I know everyone is mentioning it, but don't forget!

Get out there and vote America! I appreciate it. Our friends in other countries appreciate it. And apparently our education system appreciates it too.
leighblack: (Riley - Big Ears)
So yeah, hi. I'm up at the cabin until Saturday. [livejournal.com profile] seimaisin was here for several days, but she left this evening. So now it's just me. Well, and my mom and Earl, who are over at the house. Across the street. Sort of.

For some perspective, here's a photo )

Yes, the house and the cabin are only about...what? A hundred feet apart? If that? Yet we each stay in our respective areas and it's probably better that way. And we're more likely to call each other than to actually walk over to the other place. It works for us, so whatever.

ANYHOW. I was sitting here watching TV tonight (yes, certainly an exciting way to spend a birthday) and Earl let himself in through the doggie door. He jumped up on the couch with me and implored me to scratch his chin, just like he belonged here. I figured my mom was visiting the neighbors and he was looking for her and just got confused, so I carried him over to the house to wait for her. Nope, she was sitting there watching TV. Neither of us have any idea why he would wander over to the cabin by himself. Weird little dog.

For real though, just being up here makes me miss Riley more than ever. I expect to see him trot over to sit by my chair while we're sitting by the fire. =(

Also, part of the fun of this state? It was nearly 90 degrees yesterday. Today? It barely made it into the 70s. brrrrrr...

But holy crap am I happy that I got the hell out of town. What the fuck is going on in the city that I love?? Sadly, that's not even the worst of it.
leighblack: (2008 - Obama Pointing)
81% Chris Dodd
81% Barack Obama
80% Dennis Kucinich
78% Mike Gravel
76% John Edwards
76% Hillary Clinton
76% Bill Richardson
74% Joe Biden
49% Rudy Giuliani
40% John McCain
32% Ron Paul
32% Mike Huckabee
32% Mitt Romney
24% Tom Tancredo
22% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Gee, and people ask me why I want to vote for Obama? But seriously, who is Chris Dodd?? Oh, he's dropping out of the campaign today. Well then nevermind.

Riley's visit to the vet went okay today. She gave us some more pain pills since she thinks he's in a good deal of pain. She seemed to think that he's okay for now though, but the end is not far away. He actually wagged his tail around the other dogs in the office and he hasn't wagged his tail in weeks. And he wanted to get the hell out of the vet's room RIGHT NOW. My baby still has a little spunk after all!
leighblack: (Hicks - Bill Has a Gun)
For some reason, I am extremely amused by the fact that Phil Lewis took time out of his busy(?) life to correct a quote from three years ago that I happen to still have on my signature over at the LA Guns message board. Maybe he just didn't like that it mentioned Keri Kelli.

I managed to arrive at my polling place yesterday just as the kiddies were being let out of school. And some little kid called me "elderly"! =/

Note to 47% of Minnesota voters: What's up with that? How can you seriously re-elect that douchebag?

I'm not even going to start on the ones who voted for the succubus Michele Bachmann.

Though really, Bill Hicks said it best:
"I'll show you politics in America right here,'I believe the puppet on the right shares my beliefs.' 'Well, I believe the puppet on the left is more to my liking.' Hey, wait a minute, there's one guy holding up both puppets! 'Go back to bed, America, your government is in control. Here's Love Connection, watch this and get fat and stupid.'"

ETA: Whoa! That was unexpected. Bye bye, Rummy! Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out
leighblack: (T-Rex - !)


Sep. 1st, 2005 08:05 am
leighblack: (CJ Fandom - Big Gun)
Seriously, if you're not already reading [livejournal.com profile] interdictor's firsthand account of what's really going on in New Orleans, you should be. His calling it Lord of the Flies II: Escape From New Orleans seems to be right on the money. Why are people SHOOTING at the rescuers??? They're trying to HELP you, even though you chose to stay when you were told to get OUT! This is completely fucking ridiculous! What these people don't seem to be able to comprehend is that the city is GONE. They will have NO choice. They have to get out. It's going to take weeks for them to fix the levees and pump out the water. After being submerged for so long, all of the buildings under any amount of water will need to be leveled. They won't be able to salvage them at all. That's MOST of the city at this point. And if you're wading through the water to get anywhere, you are a most likely a walking corpse at this point. That water is DEADLY. Maybe not instantly, but it's still rife with bacteria and things you don't even want to think about. Can imagine trying to live in a city that's mostly covered in that stagnant water for a month?? Ever seen/smelled what stagnant water is like? Multiply that by miles, add a couple thousand rotting bodies and 90+ degree days with glaring sunshine. NOT a good mix.

They've had to suspend evacuations of The Superdome because of shots being fired and fires blocking the paths of the buses. Not to mention the hoards of people trying to rush onto the buses. They NEED the military down there to help keep order! Oh wait...they're in Iraq fighting a pointless war. I keep forgetting. =/
leighblack: (Rent Movie - Be My Life)
Great. There's a new Pope. Can we go back to normal life now?? I don't know if the media or the internets knows this, but there are people in the world who are not Catholic. *shocked* Yep, there sure are. And really, we don't need to see the film/photos of the black smoke every two minutes like I did last night.

This Ratzinger guy...errrr, sorry...This Benedict XVI guy sounds like a real friendly, open-minded person. /sarcasm

I'll stick with my agnosticism, thanks.

Disclaimer: This is not meant to offend anyone. It's more of a rant against the state of the media. I know some of you are religious, and some are probably Catholic. I hold nothing against anyone for their beliefs, because if it works for you, who am I to say anything? I did my time in Catholicism and got out as it in NO way matches my beliefs.
leighblack: (Nigel - Your Face it Haunts)
Not that I really want to get into a debate over this or anything, but I walked over to talk to my mom yesterday, looked at her and said "Unplug me. Please. I want there to be no confusion about this." I don't understand how the whole Schiavo case got to this point. It's a real shame, because you feel for both sides. But a pox upon the government officials who are using the case to make themselves look better.

Everyone seems to be miserable lately. Or sick. Or broke. Or some combination of those. I almost feel guilty for being in a fine spot in life. My biggest complaint right now is that my hair is still blah and I really need to get it fixed. So, big hugs to everyone. I'm thinking of you all.


Dec. 27th, 2004 01:47 pm
leighblack: (Anti-Bush - Attention)
I can't believe I didn't post this link the other day. You know those magnetic ribbons that are on cars everywhere?? The ones that supposedly support the troops, but really just make the magetic ribbon makers rich? Yeah, well here's a link to get some more appropriate magnetic ribbons made.


I'm going to order a couple myself ("God Bless the Magnetic Ribbon Industry" is my favorite), but I'm worried that they'll get ripped off of my car. I need to figure out a way to mount them in a window instead.
leighblack: (Loathing)

On January 14th, 2005, we Americans who are furious with the current President will each send one grab-bag-sized bag of pretzels to the White House (just to show we care) at the following address:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Spread this message to every Bush-fearing person you know; post it on message boards, communities, etc. that you belong to.

Spread the word!


Nov. 3rd, 2004 10:38 am
leighblack: (Bush Finger)
Kerry conceded the election to the Shrubbery. I weep for our nation.
leighblack: (Attention)
I feel so ill. What the fuck is wrong with this country?? The Bush administration LIED to us, took us into a deadly war under false pretenses and turned a budget surplus into a crippling debt. But hey, maybe he's not so bad. Let's elect him again. *grumble* Every state that had a amendment to define marriage to be between a man and a woman on the ballot voted to pass it. Not to mention the EXTREMELY conservative Representatives that were elected in. We can all kiss Roe vs. Wade goodbye right now, not to mention basic human and women's rights.

"Go back to sleep America. Your government has it all figured out for you." - Bill Hicks

At least Obama got elected (way to go Illinois!) and Minnesota went for Kerry. There are small rays of hope. Very, very small.

I had a thick layer of frost on my car this morning. I've decided it was a result of Hell freezing over.
leighblack: (Default)
I thought I would make like an actual update, rather than something about my trip. Oh, but my photos from the Hairball are up. Go here and look under 2004 Photos. Lots of Acey!

I went to see Napoleon Dynamite tonight. Uhhh...I don't think I was the audience the film was meant for. I totally didn't get it, or think it was funny. It just felt like I was wasting two hours of my life.

I totally don't get what's going on in this country. I got in a huge arguement with my uncle about the Swift Boat Vets, or whatever their called. He wouldn't believe me that they've been discredited since none of them actually served with Kerry. I just looked at him and asked "What, do you want Bush to get reelected?" and he said yes. I just don't understand how people can think he's helping this country move forward. I decided I wasn't going to argue with my uncle anymore, since my mom was trying to get us to shut up. And then he said "well, I can't help it if she's wrong." Yeah, okay. I can prove what I'm saying. But I'm wrong. Whatever.

We're going to the Twins game tomorrow afternoon. I'm pretty excited about it. I haven't made it to a game yet this year. That's pretty sad. It sucks that my company no longer gives away free tickets.

And, I suppose that's about it. It's been a quiet week. I've been very relaxed since I got home. I really, really, really needed to get away from here! I totally feel like my batteries have been recharged!
leighblack: (Goran)
Yanked from [livejournal.com profile] bush_sucks


202.456.1414 / 202.456.1111
FAX: 202.456.2461

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leighblack: (Skyla)
From this link at the Charleston Gazette:

Article text under the cut )

This woman, who had a nice government job with FEMA, wore an anti-Bush Tshirt to a Bush rally. She & her husband were removed in handcuffs and then she was sent home from her job. But "FEMA spokesman Ross Fredenburg would not say Wednesday whether Nicole Rank had been fired." Uh-huh. Sure sounds like she's fired to me. This is scary!! She & her hub had followed the rules of the rally, but were forcibly removed and she (allegedy) lost her job because she had on a Tshirt that didn't jive with the rest of the people at the rally. That's some scary shit.

By the way, listen to Air America Radio if you can. You can listen live on the web if it's not broadcast on a station near you. I listen like 6 hours a day now.
leighblack: (Vampy)
First up, a welcome to [livejournal.com profile] ashturil, who is yet another Hugh fan. I was going to remember to do the welcome thing yesterday...and, yeah, well, I forgot. *looks sheepish*

Rikki dear, I still haven't gotten to your HIM icon. I was so frustrated with Chandler's icon yesterday that I nearly tossed my monitor out the window and had to leave the computer for a while. I have all the pics and stuff now, so this weekend for sure. *crosses heart*

I never really rant about political stuff in here, as I like to keep my journal things happy and stupid, but I got really ticked off this week.

It's behind the cut so you can easily ignore me, if you so wish )


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