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A Great Day

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Nov. 6th, 2008 08:33 am (UTC)
Thank you, Thank you!
Great big thanks to Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina and Virginia for riding in on the Blue Wave! Democrats also picked up at least 5 Senate and 23 House seats to solidify their majority.

Also a big thank you locally to my fellow Washingtonians for rejecting Dino "the whiner" Rossi by a whopping 6% of the vote this time! I give folks a lot of credit for seeing through all of the hideous negative ads, distortions, and outright lies perpetrated by Rossi and the GOP in this governor's race. Chris Gregoire won by a whole lot more than 133 votes this time around, and Rossi can't claim that Seattle stole this election! Too damn bad George Fearing couldn't have unseated Doc "Mr. Ethics" Hastings, but I guess we can't win 'em all.
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:27 am (UTC)
Now that all the posturing is done, we can only hope Obama actually does something. I don't believe in Democrats or Republicans as a species as both parties’ core beliefs are basically unchangeable in a hectically changing world. Obama is a great spokesman, (if not a bit preachy) and I'm certain that is what carried him to this point . . . now if he sticks to all his big talk and grand words . . . ?

I wonder now that the elections are over and all the poison darts put away, and all those behind the scenes that wanted everyone to face Election Day with a warm, fuzzy feeling are going back to spar in their shadowed corners, how long will it take for OPEC to raise the price of gas back up to four bucks a gallon? Obama might be the new “leader” of the "Free World" (?) but it is OPEC and Microsoft that truly rule the world and us!
Nov. 6th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Well I will say this Obama is the lesser of two evils, as McCain has achance of dropping dead any day do to age alone and we would be stuck with Palin, or a senator know one knew prior to a year and half ago, with little political expeirence and now has the herculean to the least task of fixing a horrible world economy and pulling the US out of 2 wars with out making those countries worse in the process.

Also dont understand why the whole world is happy about this either in my country people wanted him just becuase he was black, but the last time a democrat was in power they destroyed our off shore banking industry, it is easier for me to open a bank account in the US then it is at home, and the US refuses to put the same restrictions on there own offshore Delaware banks.

Plus globalization that all third world countries seem to hate took off during clintons reign.

I think Obama is going to be a like bottle of rum damn fun drinking it but when you wake up you think what the hell did i do,
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
A new day has Odawned
The Right Wing "Reign of Error" has come to a close. Though storm clouds are gathered in the Eastern sky, it is morning in America again.

As Wednesday dawned I gave my 1 year old boy a bottle and watched Obama's speech with tears running down my face. And for the first time in nearly a decade I am proud to be American again. All my British friends are emailing me their congratulations. My reply is the whole world is better place today than it was last week.
Nov. 6th, 2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Re: A new day has Odawned
"Reign of Error!" ROFLMAO That's just perfect!
Nov. 6th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you America.
Nov. 6th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)
Patriotism - Socialism - and Hypocrisy
I didn't vote for senator Obama...but I fully intend to support him as the president of my country. I have NEVER been anything less than proud of America and the ideals that she represents. We should be able to strongly disagree with our politicians without losing pride in country. Being American requires us to speak out when we disagree...but dammit we ought to be respectful about it. The outright hatred and vitriol displayed toward our leaders makes our country look like the monkey cage at the zoo to the rest of the world. If we don't respect ourselves...why should they?

We already have a graduated tax system...the more money you make the higher percentage of taxes you pay. The people on the low end of the income scale pay zero income taxes. Yet we all have the right to drive on public roads, attend public schools and utilize public facilities. These tax dollars are also used to fund entitlement programs. Our government already "spreads the wealth around". While we're not a socialist society, we have had socialist aspects to our government for a long time.

Where is the outrage this time around George? Four years ago you were ranting about people casting their votes for "bigotry and hatred", referring to the state ballot measures calling for constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. You said that it was ploy to bring out republicans to vote for the amendment and George Bush. Interestingly enough, as I pointed out to you at the time, those measures all passed in red states and blue states alike. Where is the outrage about what happened this time in the perennially blue state of California?

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Re: Patriotism - Socialism - and Hypocrisy - bbeitel - Nov. 6th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)
celebration present from my favorite author
Hello GRRM!!! I wanted to know if you could give me a great present for the election. I would immensely appreciate it if you changed the sample chapter on your website to John Snow or Dany (either will do).
Nov. 7th, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Re: celebration present from my favorite author
Dude, that's just not cool. Do you want him to turn comments off...again?!
He'll get done when he's done!
You can't rush genius!
If he had something to share he would share it...be patient. All good things take time :)
Nov. 6th, 2008 11:32 pm (UTC)
Summer is coming!!!
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:45 am (UTC)
Well said!
Nov. 7th, 2008 02:06 am (UTC)

I have to agree with what a few others have said here about you not just being a wonderful, talented author...but for also being a really cool guy!

Thanks for helping turn NM blue!
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Nov. 7th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
South Park nailed it with their episode last night. The Obama supporters who act like the world is going to be all sunshine and rainbows, and that we've come out of some kind of dark age, are overreacting; Obama could be a great president and still not live up to even half of what many seem to think he will be. The McCain supporters act like this is the end of the world, and that our country will be in ruins four years from now; that's just plain stupid, and the result of submission to fear mongering.

Both sides are overreacting in a manner that is just plain embarrassing to me as an American; we're supposed to be reasonable, logical individuals and we're acting like children. Crying tears of joy because one president's time is over and another's is beginning? Please, spare me. Claiming that Obama is a Trojan Horse in the White House? Save it for the skin-heads. This whole election has been embarrassing to me, and I see it more every passing hour. We've become a nation of over-emotional children.
(no subject) - bosundynamite - Nov. 7th, 2008 04:31 am (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 7th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
A sad for America
America, the freest, most prosperous, and inclusive country in the world just took one step closer to socialism by electing a racist, un-American, socialist.

a very sad day for our country, "Mr. Reverend Wright" Obama and his "America is a bitter" place wife
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:51 am (UTC)
Re: A sad for America
I think you took one step closer to your crazy pills. In any event, this links for you!

Re: A sad for America - freebison - Nov. 7th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: A sad for America - phbalanced7 - Nov. 7th, 2008 01:42 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: A sad for America - bbeitel - Nov. 7th, 2008 07:53 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: A sad for America - freebison - Nov. 7th, 2008 01:18 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 7th, 2008 05:23 am (UTC)
Don't tease me like that - I almost had the cork off the champagne.
I thought you meant Dance was finished.
But instead, it's just some crappy election in a foreign country.

Sure he's a little better, but:

1) You still aren't going to be getting Universal Health Care.
2) Lowering taxes is still the preferred panacea for all ills.
3) He still is afraid of the S word and thinks Chavez is a dictator.
Nov. 7th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
One of the young black women with whom I watched the results simply cried, "Oh, my God!" over and over while clutching her baby girl. I didn't cry until I woke at 6:30am while lying in bed.

I used to believe that in our time of greatest need the Hero always appears. After the election of 2000, that clear, blue sky morning in 2001, the election of 2004 and that Boxing Day wave of destruction I lost that faith. But now...

To think, modern man came out of east Africa and saved our species. Now, a truly modern man, the son of an east African has come to save our species. The Audacity of Hope. Indeed.

Nov. 7th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
If modern man came from east Africa, then aren't we all sons of East Africans?
Re: Hmmm - nycfalcon - Nov. 8th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Hmmm - bear6360 - Nov. 10th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC) - Expand
WTF? - numbchucks - Nov. 7th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: WTF? - omg_loki - Nov. 8th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: WTF? - numbchucks - Nov. 8th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: WTF? - omg_loki - Nov. 9th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: WTF? - nycfalcon - Nov. 8th, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
It truly was a great day...
I am re-listening to Game of thrones (read by
roy dotrice). I had a dream last week that Dance would be soon in my hands in some way. So I thought I better review them all again...thank you. thank you for writing them.
Nov. 7th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC)
By the way of coincidence
By the way, I was born on Election Day 1964. I am 44 and got my choice for 44th president. I campaigned for him and got my wish. It was just odd with the numbers thing...

Havoth Dallas TX
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