Chill • 4 November 2008

31 Comments

  • Posted 4 November 2008 at 10:22 pm | #

    He has obviously read ‘The Road”. Uhuh.

  • grimmly
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 2:06 am | #

    staying up and watching this in the UK, fingers crossed for your guy, looking good.

  • RE
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 2:41 am | #

    Seriously.

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 2:42 am | #

    Hey! Ohio and Pennsylvania, two big old rustbelt caches of swing votes, have been called for Obama. You can go to bed now and sleep peacefully.

    …Fade to black…

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 2:42 am | #

    RE! Some words for how you feel, my girl?

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 2:56 am | #

    Ok I am gonna make T-Shirts saying Obamamania, should be a hit single!

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 4:38 am | #

    he got it all right!
    338 vs 127? American is waking up.

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 4:47 am | #

    Liz, what if he wins MONTANA??????

    I just watched Sen. John Lewis and CHRIS MATTHEWS get all lovey on each other on MSNBC.

    OUT OF CONTROL>>>>>>

    IN SUCH A GOOD WAY>>>>>>>

    This is the most thrilling drama this country has seen. Can I say that? Uh. Emotionowl.

    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<HUGE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    ALSO, global electoral college

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 5:21 am | #

    !!——!!
    ^^—^^ happy

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 5:32 am | #

    yes! you can say that—- a thrilling drama for sure. After listening to him speak tonight, I let out this huge sigh of relief- come mid-January, I will no longer have to listen to a dip shit president bumble around with the English language. Obama is a joy to listen to. I feel like the face of America has been given a huge face lift- hillbilly OUT, intelligent, progressive, thoughtful man IN. Yea for the world.

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 5:35 am | #

    what a glorious world to wake up to this morning :-)))))

    C O N G R A T S ! ! !

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 7:54 am | #

    C’est trop beau… what a beautiful thing. People all over the world are inspired.

    I can’t stop crying!

  • Laruga
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 9:43 am | #

    Great graphic!

  • grimmly
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 1:48 pm | #

    This is insane, just watched Obaman’s speech and ended up wiping a couple of tears away, my cynicism and good old British reserve in dust around my ankles. Haven’t been this choked up since I watched Yul Brynner shoot Tony Curtis in Taras Bulber… when I was eight!

  • boodiba
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 3:20 pm | #

    I bet the global stock market will respond with optimism too…

    There was much rejoicing on the streets of the East Village last night.

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 3:38 pm | #

    I’ve already cried twice……I’m such a sap! But a happy sap!!!!!

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 5:51 pm | #

    The haneous Prop 8 Passed. It will not stand for long.

    For now, but not for long, it’s about race.

    I don’t have many words. Just living it.

    I worried a bit that Obama’s turning the last 5 min of his speech into “Yes We Can” rap would be bad for rap and hip-hop in the long run (aren’t they necessarily subaltern/critical?), but… nah. Check it

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 8:38 pm | #

    I tried Googling ‘haneous prop 8’ but didn’t find whatever it is you have been referring to. Where does the ‘haneous’ bit come from?

    I can’t believe the word ‘fuck’ appears on your blog. This is supposed to be the beginning of no more fuck.

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 9:29 pm | #

    Oh no. What will I do without the F word? Get a vocabulary?

    My fellow owls! It is the dawn of a new era! The “post-racial” era. The post-ironic era. The post-dynastic era.

    And, most of all, THE POST-F-WORD era. Now let me be clear. The F word should not be a part of our politics. That belongs to another time, a more difficult time.

    My pledge to you is that during these halcyon days of the post F-word era, I will END illegal rendition of the F word in public discourse. Restore honor to the blogosphere. Unite readers whose opinions differ over the showing of my navel and use of profanity. It is time to wash the slate clean.

    P.S. Carl, Haneous Prop 8 is the initiative to ban legal marriage rights to gay couples in California and probably annul thousands of happy marriages. Like this. (Oh, fuck.)

  • Posted 5 November 2008 at 11:20 pm | #

    Not to be a vocab fascist, but isn’t it

    Heinous Prop 8?

  • e&sj
    Posted 5 November 2008 at 11:45 pm | #

    hairy anus prop 8 – butt if you like that WTF – marry it.

  • Susan
    Posted 6 November 2008 at 12:37 am | #

    WOOOOO! WOOOOO!
    Amazing, basking in this golden light.
    Wow. This is way more than politics.

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 12:59 am | #

    i followed which counties of 15 in this area voted in favor of prop 8 around here and they were three big bedroom communities. two community where bordering Silicon Valley and one was a rural community. All of the other communities, all closer to universities and the center of the city, voted against this proposition. i’m not sure you can draw any conclusion from that, other than more counties here voted against the proposition. it must have been communities elsewhere in the state that voted in favor of it.

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 2:21 am | #

    Do we have to vote for your navel now?

    You cannot repress the F word, that would be discriminatory to all Glaswegians

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 4:26 am | #

    The So-Cal demographics of this vote (which passed by a small margin) are nuts. Seven in 10 African Americans (who came to the polls in record numbers, of course, and wonderfully), and 2 in 3 voters over 65, voted to revoke the rights. The latter is to be expected; and as for the former remember that So-Cal is extremely segregated by race and by sexual orientation. African Americans in Compton have survived by hewing to traditional gender roles and religion that has socially conservative strains… and most of the rest of society has just plain ignored them for decades. This is a matter of reaching out, forming relationships, de-segregating, framing marriage as a civil rights issue. Turning this thing around not into a marginal win-back but a pro-gay landslide. This is a moment of massive change in social consciousness as well as demographic revolution—the change will happen quickly if relationships are formed and the envelope of civil rights ideology continues to expand. No problem. It’s good to have national attention on this issue now, because the contradictions it expresses become diamond clear.

    Anyway. Enough strategy already. I’m appalled I misspelled heinous.

    Puckey. I think I just lost my entitlement to the F word. Must learn to opreate in multiple syllables before I reduce to a vulgar one.

    I do wish to rejoin the proud history of FCUK soon.

    Is there anything else I’m systematically misspelling? I remember when I learned that “definitely” didn’t contain an “a.” Heinous.

    Meantime, how the pewaukee am I going to swear?

    I request euphemisms please. Effing horsefeathers poppycock goshdarn piffle.

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 4:28 am | #

    Oh I forgot. This is blimey amazing. I’d give it it’s own post but worry that only Karen and RE will really appreciate.

    Not the first time I’ve been breathtaken by Mary Jo Bang.

    Bang!

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 4:29 am | #

    Yeah I know blimey is not an adjective. I’m new at this.

  • meniscusmerangue
    Posted 6 November 2008 at 9:26 am | #

    It can be used adjectivally. With ‘ ‘.

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 11:52 am | #

    In Glasgow we sometimes say ‘Jesus’, instead of F. This is because the F word has no equivalent, it is bigger in scope and nuance. Just like Jesus. It helps if you use an exclamation mark. Though I don’t think it will go down well in Compton. Crikey is a little underpowered, like blimey, and then if you use them, we know you are being ironic, and really mean F.
    sigh.

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 1:13 pm | #

    When should we accept that life is only
    an exaggerated form of special pleading, romanticized beyond saying
    into moon, stone, flock and trees.

    Lovely

    🙂

  • Posted 6 November 2008 at 3:11 pm | #

    yes, MJ Bang paints such vivid landscapes with her words.

    nothing is lost. nothing is lost. nothing is lost.

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