scribblinlenore: (Hope: The Obamas)
Okay, so I was as excited as the next person on Inauguration Day. I watched the swearing in with the rest of my company in the conference room, and followed coverage on my computer the rest of the day, and caught some of the Inaugural balls last night. But just now, on Countdown, I saw a picture of Obama sitting at his desk in the Oval Office, on the phone, with his shirtsleeves rolled up. And my heart did this thing in my chest, and I suddenly had tears in my eyes, because it's really real: PRESIDENT OBAMA!!!!

YAY!!!!

Also, as an aside, I love how much Barack and Michelle love each other. It is so beautiful.
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Just walked home from an election party at a local bar that I went to with some fangirl friends, and I was going to take a car, but I couldn't get one, and I'M SO GLAD! They are literally dancing in the streets in Brooklyn, and I got to be a part of that. And I got to spend election night with a big crowd of people who were all hoping for the same thing, cheering their lungs out. And I was so thrilled that my home state of Virginia voted for Obama. And we won, we won, we won, we won, we won!!!!!

I know the hard work is just beginning, but for now, I want to savor this moment.
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Dudes, the old people who run the elections at my precinct had that thing working like a well-oiled machine. I saw half the people who live on my block there. And coming home, I passed all these houses with Obama/Biden signs and American flags flying...and the occasional Irish flag, because, hey, they do love their heritage around here. :)
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Okay, this format is seriously awkward, for both candidates, but especially for John McCain. When he has to listen to Obama answer? And he kind of stares into the camera with big, blinking eyes of doom? He looks absolutely batshit CRAAAAAZY.
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I don't post about politics all that often, but today I got an email from the Human Rights Campaign with the alarming information that marriage equality is currently losing by five points in the polls in California, due in large part to heavy fund-raising efforts by anti-equality activists. HRC is asking for our help, and if you donate online today, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar.

As someone who fervently believes that all the real-life John and Rodneys out there should be able to marry if they choose, I made a donation. If you feel the same way and if you can afford to, I hope you'll consider adding your support. They accept contributions starting at $5. You can get more information here:
http://www.hrcactioncenter.org/actioncenter/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=31925601

Feel free to pass this on. And now back to our regularly scheduled rambling about TV and how cute Pete and Patrick are... :)
scribblinlenore: (David Hewlett: Century Hotel Kiss)
As seen from [livejournal.com profile] suzvoy:

In response to heat they're getting from the American Family Association, P&G is conducting a phone poll to see if people are for or against the Luke/Noah storyline on As The World Turns. Even if you don't watch the show, please consider taking a quick moment to support boy kissing and thwart homophobic bigotry. The poll is completely automated. You don't have to talk to anyone. And it really does take all of a second to register your opinion.


Just call 1-800-331-3774 and press #1 to continue in English (or #2 for Spanish), then 2 to get to the ATWT poll, then press 1 to continue the storyline.

Please spread the word if you're so inclined. The fight for good has never been so simple! :)

ETA: Some people aren't getting the option to choose Spanish or English when they call. However I do when I call. So...I don't know why that is! *g* But you should listen to the prompts to make sure you're voting for the right thing.
scribblinlenore: (General: Secret Smiling Girl)
I don't usually comment on politics here in my LJ, but I will say that I was incredibly disturbed by the recent Supreme Court decision upholding an abortion ban that has no provision for the health and safety of the mother, against the advisement of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists--you know, actual doctors. So if you're in the U.S. and are concerned about our eroding reproductive rights, I urge you to take part in National Call-In Day to Support the Freedom of Choice Act. I just did. Follow this link to NARAL, and they give you all the information you need to find your elected representatives, so you can tell them how you feel:

http://prochoiceaction.org/campaign/congress_foca_0407?rk=q1zhP0F1H5ACE

Please pass it on, if you're so inclined.

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