i'm in the process of doing at the least, two things. the first of which is typing this entry. the second being that i'm consuming my second small glass of wine in celebration of senator barack obama winning, not only his place in the whitehouse as the american president, but also his spot in history as the first BLACK american president. i spent pretty much the entire day watching my cnn interactive map and sweating anxiously at the numbers. in fact, i'm still watching that map and telling indiana and north carolina to hurry their lazy arses up and call it. how hard can it be to say (at almost 100% reported) who has clinched it? fer feck's sake, florida finally had the nads to turn blue at 95% reported (i think it was), as did virginia, why the smeg can't you? the coolest moment, was after yelling "he's got virginia!" i refreshed the page, not one minute later to see the entire west coast turn from light grey (still voting) to blue (democrat) and catapault obama into the majority! i was quite literally jumping around and yelling "victory". it was a fabulous day and reminded me of my excitement at watching our very own elections this time last year. i'm hoping the change really is for the good.

the third thing i'm doing is attempting to transfer my music from my laptop onto my newly acquired ipod. however, either itunes hates me more than it used to, or the bloody device is fubar. reckons it can't read or write from it, so i'm having to scan it for "bad sectors" and the like. i'm not keen to reformat just yet as i want to get the songs on it, off it first. that way, i don't lose the ones i actually want to keep and can dump the rest. i've already dumped about 2000 of the files on it. mainly language things, and i'm not in a mad rush to learn italian at this stage, i'm still faultering through my french studies. and i mean "faultering" ;) with luck i can do the swapsies and all will work out fine and dandy. otherwise i might be a little bit sad. of course, all is not lost, i still have my iriver of awesome, so it's not all sour grapes.

well, once i've finished this, my second glass of wine, i am kind of obligated to have a third. the reason being that i'm drinking for others who are only able to intoxicate themselves vicariously through others due to ailments or work duties or plain and simple abstinence. that is fine by me, i feel like it's not that bad a thing to do, and they're only half glasses anyway. plus, i'm celebrating a victorious, uh, victory, an historic victory of awesomeness. i'm soooo pleased that usania voted the way it did, i don't want to think of what might have been had it gone the 'other way'.

i could hear the collective sigh of relief from my usanian friends when everything turned blue.

til next....
~Kits~ (i gotta work on closure)
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( Oct. 8th, 2008 02:26 pm)
yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] uncut_diamond (a candian laywer)
just some observations made re: the candidates for P and VP of the USA - specifically: Barak Obama and Sarah Palin, with a passing refrence to John McCain.

I'm a little confused. Let me see if I have this straight.....

*If you grow up in Hawaii , raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different."

*If you grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers, yours is a quintessential American story.

*If your name is Barack, you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.

*Name your kids Willow ,Trig and Track, you're a maverick.

*Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.

*Attend 5 different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded. (This is on her resume')

*If you spend 3 years as a community organizer; become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review; create a voter
registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters; spend 12 years as a Constitutional Law professor; spend 8 years as a State Senator representing a district with over 750,000 people; become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee' spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.

* If your total resume is: local weather girl; 4 years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with less than 7,000
people; 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second-highest-ranking executive and next in line behind a man in his eighth decade.

*If you teach responsible, age-appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.

*If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.

*If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner-city community, then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America 's.

* If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude," with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA , your family is extremely admirable.

til next....
~Kits~ (still mostly ignorant in relation to who's doing what with whom, but knows she's not a republican)
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( Sep. 30th, 2008 09:03 am)
the american congress is currently my hero!

til next....
it seems to me like this whole death of saddam thing was rushed.
i don't necessarily agree with capital punishment in any form, but if they were serious about actually hanging (forgive the pun) any real charges on him, wouldn't it be the genocide ones?
i don't feel that his death sentence for hunting down a couple of would be assassins and killing maybe a hundred people in the process is worthy of the sentence they imposed. a few life sentences without no chance of parole, maybe.
i would have thought the iraqi courts would have wanted to give him a right royal grilling during the genocide trial, but instead they chose to let that one slip away: in effect, admonishing saddam of any involvment.
i agree with some people on this: that it was a politically motivated move. they simply wanted to get him out of the way for fear he'd slip out of their fingers and back into power (or something like that).
i don't agree with saddam's policies or his motivations for violent leadership, i disagree with all leaders who choose to supress their people for their own gain. what i disagree with is the sentence and the farce that was the trial that lead to this sentence.

i think the people of iraq were owed something more than what they recieved.

til next....
~Kits~ (and that's all i'm going to say on it. i hate talking politics in my blog)
so, 10% of Liberal voters would seriously consider changing their vote due to the new Industrial Relations Laws. this is almost promising.

the government is in deep shit over the AWB Cole Inquiry thing.

it now doesn't matter whether you are a suspected terrorist or not, the government passed (unapposed and unamended) a new bill that allows them to tap your phone, read your SMS, track your internet activity, because you may have been seen in the vacinity of a suspected terrorist. yay for more invasion of privacy laws. keep em coming guys. and i wonder why i didn't vote for them?

i was a tool and posted an entry meant for a community in my journal because i was too stupid to change where i was posting it to.

til next....
~Kits~ (i wonder if i can find a secluded island in international waters and live the rest of my life there?)


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