Nov. 4th, 2008 09:57 pm
liaku: (obama hope)
Obama's won. This is supposed to be a happy event for me. This is the guy I've been cheering on since summer '07 for chrissakes.

I've been emo lately. By lately, I mean just recently. I'm really annoyed about that since, as said, this was supposed to be a happy event.  Instead, I'm feeling terrified of getting older, of looking older, of my mind going with old age, of not existing after death.

It's weird.  I'm getting more and more atheist.  I remember being a devout little kid.  Then I remember doing away with organized religion when I was, like, nine (I was a deeply philosophical little kid).  I remember knowing, without a doubt, that there was something else though.  It was a intuitive thing, something innate, a primitive knowledge without a source.  It was like knowing how to hear or how to believe.  It was just there.   Well, it's not there anymore, and I'm feeling a little morose without it.  Not sure where it went.  Would really like it back.

Anyhow, I'm way behind in my work.

We are the ones we've been waiting for.

ETA: You know, I just realized that I've been tagging my (luckily infrequent) emo posts under "dumb shit" with all my quiz results and crap.  Well, now I've got an "emo" tag.  Go me!
liaku: (obama hope)
This is kinda hilarious.  The Economist took polling from countries worldwide and assumed they had electorial college votes based on population.  Yeah, we all know that the world's opinion means jack for whomever we elect, but it's fun to look at nevertheless.

Global Electoral Votes for Obama: 8,571
Global Electoral Votes for McCain: 23

Yeah.  If the world were our electorate, FOX news would have a real hard time trying to make it look like an even race.

ETA: TIME has a report:

UPDATE: Indeed, he just snatched the microphone out the hands of a woman who began her question with, "I'm scared of Barack Obama... he's an Arab terrorist..."

"No, no ma'am," he interrupted. "He's a decent family man with whom I happen to have some disagreements."

Thank you, John McCain.
liaku: (democrat xing)
FOX News with a truly interesting take on things:

Split, huh?
liaku: (Default)
Honestly, the reason I'm posting this vid is because of the fabulous use of Requiem for a Dream.

Admittedly, it's also a vid on my biggest issue in this election and my biggest gripe against McCain.

liaku: (democrat xing)
Obama has overtaken Hillary in the superdelegate count.  274 to 270(.5).  He needs 160 delegates to win.  Hillary needs 327(.5).  Numbers hijacked from DailyKos.  Not entirely sure what the .5's all about--which is kinda weird since I usually know what all the random crap's all about, but whatever.

Fever's in the 100 range now.  I believe it was 104 or so on Thursday pre-advil, then it dropped to 102.  By evening, it'd fallen to 98 before heading right back up to the 100's after the advil wore off.  When I went to the doctor's yesterday, they had a 103 reading.  I actually feel okay minus the tiredness and chills.  Thursday had some truly horrible headaches though.

My desk is littered with all these open advil packets.  I looks like I'm one of those ritalin abusers or something.

ETA: I just bought "She's In Love" from The Little Mermaid.  God I love this song.  Sounds about half as good in the soundtrack, but what the hell.

NC and IN

May. 7th, 2008 01:38 pm
liaku: (Default)
Clinton won Indiana, 51-49, closer to 1.5% difference than 2%. It's still a +3 delegate edge to Clinton though. I'm sure Rush Limbaugh helped. Obama won NC, 56-42, with +8 delegates. That's +5 to Obama overall for the night, +6 if you include the superdelegate he picked up earlier yesterday. The popular vote is now back in Obama's favor (he needed a +200k margin in NC to do that, and he got a +220k or so).

Would also like to comment that this is the first time so far in the primary season that SUSA was waaaaaaaaaaaay off in their polling. I believe they had Clinton winning by +10% or so in Indiana. Nice, SUSA. Nice.

ETA - There seems to be a general consensus amongst the senior class that I ought to deliver our graduation speech. Er, this is fine by me, but I don't really want to write our graduation speech.

ETA2 - Er, apparently George McGovern is not a superdelegate, so Obama's gain was +5 yesterday. He picked up another +4 superdelegates today though.

FOX Sunday

Apr. 27th, 2008 10:29 am
liaku: (obama hope)

Well, Obama will be making an appearance on Fox News Sunday. It's already been taped; it will air tomorrow.

Obama has said he would use his Fox appearance to "take Fox on." We'll see: if he gave better than he got, it may have been a useful exercise. But it's unlikely to happen that way, because Fox controls the interviewer, the cameras, the microphones, the questions, the editing process, the edited clips that are shown ad nauseam afterwards, and the "analysts" to probe and misrepresent and be sanctimoniously outraged at those clips for days afterwards. Going on Fox News to criticize the shoddy journalism of Fox News is like jumping into a rattlesnake pit to yell at the snakes: they're snakes, damn it. They don't give a damn what you say. They don't even have ears.


liaku: (Default)
$1,000,000 for Obama in one minute.

I think its time for me to shell out some spare change for this man again.  Gotta love them crazy grassroots movements.  I doubt it'll happen though.
liaku: (Default)
Richardson endorsed Obama.  Decent speech.  Some of it even felt genuine.  He's clearly angling for VP.

Not that I'm complaining.  The only ticket I'd love more than Obama/Richardson is Obama/Webb.
liaku: (Default)

It's kinda interesting how you can barely even hear the scream.

In other news, I watched the entirety of Obama's speech on race.  It was... a good speech.  It addressed the race issue quite well, and it was definitely finely crafted.  He tackled an issue head-on, and he didn't dump Wright, both actions that I approve of.  Apparently, he wrote it himself, so kudos to him for that too.

Maybe I'm just not drinking enough kool-aid, but while I think this is a great speech, and probably will go down in history, I'm not sure where the ZOMGSHIVERSDOWNMYSPINE sentiments are coming from.  It's not a shivers-down-your-spine sort of speech.  It's the type of speech that gets you thinking, reflecting, and ideally agreeing.  No shivers involved.
liaku: (Default)
"Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all.
-Barack Obama, June 28th 2006, Washington DC
liaku: (suikoden pwned)
I feel like blogging.

I ditched all my Suikoden avatars for this one, btw.  I try to mix up the fandoms, and I like to have, you know, an actual use for my LJ icons.  This one amuses me.  I believe that's Zweig, Lorelai, and Georg Prime dead, with Viki standing back there alive.  Awfully shitty team to use, imo.  Well, Zweig's average.  Lorelei's a decent mage-fighter hybrid, awesome if twinked (and only specific characters can be twinked).  Georg is awesome at least.  Viki is a great mage, but I never got into her.

Hm, I want to give Suikoden V another spin.  I loved that game.

Obama won Mississippi.  The white vote went overwhelmingly against him, sadly, but it's Mississippi.  Dunno what I expected.
liaku: (Default)
A Republican comparison of Hillary and Barack.  Well, I thought it was funny.

ETA: I need to make an "I am a latte-drinking liberal" icon.

ETA2: On the asoiaf forums, in response to how HBO would have to have balls the size of small planets to take on the cost of an ASOIAF TV series:

We could all start sending HBO bags of nuts.


Mar. 4th, 2008 03:59 pm
liaku: (Default)
Hillary's ad: debate footage doctored to make Obama blacker.

Wtf?  No, seriously, what the fuck?

And now I shall wait for the primary results to come in.
liaku: (obama)
Democrats Abroad just got their vote count in.

Barack Obama65.6%
Hillary Clinton32.7%

So that's 11 wins in a row.  Democrats abroad are democrats too!
liaku: (obama speech)
Wewt. +52% in Hawaii, +18% in Wisconsin.

Hillary has now lost ten states in a row.

ETA: Bush's approval rating drops to 19%.  I almost find that too low to believe.  He's a bad president, sure, but he's not that bad.  I mean, 19%?

ETA: Very outdated, but still amusing... Apple's Record Results Sends Shares Tumbling.  Yeah, you read that right.


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