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23 August 2008 @ 02:59 pm
i'm not going to write you a love song.  
I posted a similar poll a while ago, and I'm just curious if anything has changed since then, so (also, I made it only viewable to me because I know that some people consider politics to be an incredibly private thing. However, I do encourage elaboration in the comments if that suits because I love to discuss =):

Poll #1247164 US Presidential election

Who do you support in the upcoming election?

Democrats: I believe in Obama/Biden
Republicans: I believe in McCain/Unknown
Republican: because I am a republican
Democrat: because I am a democrat
Don't care

I am...

Located in Europe
Located in Asia
Located in Australia/New Zealand
Located elsewhere

Today marks the last 10 days of summer vacation until it's hcore back, nose to the grindstone, dealio. I'm setting a small goal for myself, to write a fic per day before going back, since I'm not sure how much time I'll have to dabble in fandom. I've also decided that one must be Supernatural (yay fandom roots!), and one must be a new fandom/a fandom I've not written for. The rest will likely be Doctor Who haha.

People going back to school, are you happy about that?? Or dreading it??
Current Location: at home
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
Current Music: mum in the kitchen
behind blue eyes: books <3sadisthellsfire on August 23rd, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC)
Why in the world would I vote for a candidate endorsed by one of the worst presidents in American history? People make fun of Obama for his campaign about "change", but really, at this point, don't we want a little change? (And by a little, I mean a fucking LOT.)

Re: school, I'm looking forward to starting college. I also do not want to go to college! Mixed feelings, etc.
kePPy: General: magnet words a-jumblekepp0xy on August 24th, 2008 05:10 am (UTC)
Sometimes I feel a bit presumptuous discussing these things, being from Canada, but I'll dive in anyways. I wholeheartedly agree, not to mention the main gusto from his campaign is that he was a POW. I respect what soldiers do for any and all countries in protecting its people and fighting the good fight; that does not, however, make one ready to lead their country.

Secondly, they say that Obama is just a smooth talker. In my experience, eloquent people are that way because they put serious thought and consideration into their words; therefore, their words are far from meaningless.

ahh! Yeah, college is exciting! But the prospect of new work ways is daunting. You'll have lots of fun, I'm sure! What do you plan to study??
behind blue eyes: books <3sadisthellsfire on August 24th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Don't worry, my godfather is from Canada and we discuss politics like crazy. I completely agree about the POW thing. It's a guilt trip tactic. But on an entirely campaign platform note, he supports the war that is driving the country into ruin, tax breaks for billion dollar companies and generally rankles my liberal sensibilities.

The smooth talker argument pisses me off. Honestly, Obama isn't allowed to be an eloquent person because he's black. It's completely racist. His eloquence causes racists to feel that he is "forgetting his place". Meaning he should be ignorant.

I'm planning on majoring in English and then becoming a librarian. I love the faces people make when I say that, all O_o??? :D
kePPy: Dr Who: Ten peek over 'who?'kepp0xy on August 24th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
Oh hell yeah. It's clear that America is in trouble, and that has a lot to do with the war, as well as its own internal policy to its people. I think those who want to follow McCain are acting under a misapprehension or blinded by Republican solidarity. It's clear that he has nothing new to offer.

Hmm... is that so? Honestly, I didn't think it came down to that; I thought it was more an inherent distrust of those who could speak more articulately than many and that people thought someone so put together was probably hiding something. I don't doubt what you say; I think I'm very lucky for the circles I run in, that racism doesn't seem to ever occur in any detrimental degree and so it doesn't really occur to me as an option. I think it's extremely ridiculous that Obama's presidency or not depends on a bunch of racist fools, in that case.

ahaha I'll admit I was a bit "oh!" when I read that, but it seems cool. Librarians are afforded a lot of time to do their own studies and research, and I think it'd be awesome to spend that much time surrounded by books hahaha
behind blue eyes: books <3sadisthellsfire on August 24th, 2008 08:47 pm (UTC)
Exactly. It's like voting for the same old thing again, which is clearly not working at all.

I wish it was simply a fear of someone intelligent and put together. I believe completely that if Obama were white, his eloquence would be applauded. I live in an extremely white area outside of Detroit; an area that has an older, conservative demographic. Not to be stereotypical, but it is generally this group that is most racist, in my experience. America has a long way to go in actually achieving equality, at least in people's minds.

I know, it seems like something people only say when they're kidding. But I want to be like, a kickass librarian who introduces kids to Neil Gaiman and helps people with their research.
kePPy: Dr Who: Ten eyebrows & conversekepp0xy on August 25th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
I really find that so hard to wrap my mind around; like, I've learned about racism to that extreme, but I've never witnessed it, and in fact, have always been surrounded by people of different ethnicities. I just cannot fathom the continued and disgraceful prejudices that're apparently still around in place. The mind boggles. Are there still hate-crimes in your area???

Yay Neil Gaiman! hahaha! D'you want to be at a large library in a big city? Or would you prefer a more community-oriented one?
behind blue eyes: books <3sadisthellsfire on August 25th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
No, thank god. It's a much more passive racism; prejudices, intolerance. It's no excuse, of course, but it's better than the alternative. My generation is much more tolerant despite the de facto segregation we grew up in. It's just my parents and grandparents generations (who make up the majority of the population) who are behind on the times. And I really think that it has a lot to do with how little exposure anyone in my community has with anyone of a different ethnicity rather than true hostile racism. They fear what they don't understand. It's awful, but it's comprehendable.

I'd think more big city library, if only because it would be more interesting, more people, more work, more pay. I couldn't see myself being happy for very long in a small community library. But that's probably where I'll have to start.
victoria: [bones] booth/brennan; a momenttimeblind on August 24th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
OMG srsly? Last 10 days? *woobies* Where'd all the time go?

Fandom, yes. I've been sucked into the SPN fandom for no reason whatsoever. Helppppppp. XD

But, what new fandom? Erm... Bones?
kePPy: SPN: animated- Sam 'timber'kepp0xy on August 24th, 2008 05:12 am (UTC)
haha well for me, I think it's the same for everyone =/ It was a fast/slow summer. Strange timeframe.

haha well I can't complain about that ;D!

I'm not sure! I'll hafta poke through my random interests and see... Perhaps Private Practice or something =/ Bones I've never had a grasp of the characters, really. I just watch for the entertainment value XD!