I must have blocked out many things associated with Dubya’s presidency, because for some reason Clinton’s 1992 election and inauguration are a lot more vivid in my memory than George W. Bush’s.
I remember thinking it was pretty cool that Clinton played the sax, because at the time I was pretty into my clarinet. Woodwind power!Filed under My Life, Politics (general), nostalgia | Comment (0)
I’m not really sure why people are so surprised it passed. An almost identical proposition, Prop 22 passed in 2000 with 61% of the vote. And in 2004, San Francisco began doing same-sex marriages and shortly thereafter the California Supreme Court put an end to it.
It disgusts me beyond belief…if California is supposedly a liberal state and a garbage prop like this gets passed, what hope is there for the majority of the country? How can something that discriminatory pass?
I’m ridiculously happy about Obama AND the Massachusetts ballot questions (No, Yes, Yes — it happened!) but this Prop 8 business infuriates me.
Right now I’ve never been prouder to be from Massachusetts.Filed under Current Events (other), Local & State Politics, Local News, Politics (general) | Comment (1)
Today is moving in slow-mo. I feel beyond antsy! I seriously want to take some Tylenol PM so I can wake up and know the election results. I’ve had butterflies in my stomach since yesterday! As confident as I may feel about Obama winning, after the 2000 and 2004 elections, I cannot really relax.
Plus, there are some really interesting ballot questions here in MA (No, Yes, and Yes for me), and additionally I’m concerned that Prop 8 in CA will pass. (I lived in CA during Prop 22, which to my dismay passed and subsequently got me interested in politics.)
I think I need a glass of wine. I’m wound up. :-)Filed under Local & State Politics, Politics (general) | Comment (0)
I cannot stand those Sununu and Shaheen commercials anymore!!!! They are driving me up a wall. Yesterday Matt was watching football all day and I swear, each commercial break there would be multiple commercials for both of them. They’re so scathing, especially Sununu’s commercials.
They’re also on the radio a lot, so sometimes we wake up to those awful commercials on our clock radio.
AND we can’t even vote for either of them because they’re in New Hampshire!!!!!
In 48 hours, not only will we learn who won the election (and these butterflies in my stomach will finally wane) but then I won’t have to see or hear those terrible Sununu and Shaheen commercials anymore!!!Filed under New England, Politics (general) | Comments (2)
Massachusetts is Obama country, and I like it that way. Everywhere, Obama bumper stickers, Obama lawn signs, and today at Trader Joe’s I saw a woman with Obama earrings. Of course, there are some Republicans here, such as the ones that live in a house that I pass by en route to work every day.
They began with not one, not two, but THREE McCain lawn signs. (Just in case one wasn’t enough…god forbid they would be mistaken for Democrats) Two were closer to their front door, and one was up by the street. Today when I passed by their house, the one up by the street was moved and stuck firmly on a hedge, making it far more visible than it was previously. Something about it just cracked me up…it seemed almost desperate. I equated it with the face of someone who is trying SO HARD to do something that their face turns bright red and veins pop out of their head. Maybe these people were doing their part to help boost McCain in his failing polls.
I wonder how effective lawn signs and bumper stickers are. I wonder if anyone has passed by that person’s house and said, “What a great idea! I’ll vote for McCain! Especially now that they’ve made that THIRD lawn sign impossible to miss!”Filed under Politics (general) | Comment (0)