Today: 1 of the most important days in US history?

FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
edited November 2008 in Strut Central
seriously.b,121b,121folks in line with me today were crying. i was crying. b,121b,121i put my son to bed last night and said b,121b,121"Daddy's gonna hook you up BIG TIME tomorrow, son."b, 21b,121sappy.b,121b,121img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t3x1P6v7Moc/SOpyv3IOZvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/ZeM8tCh5zbE/s1600/024.JPG"1
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121b,121b, 21sappy.b,121b,121 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121b,121But true.b, 21b, 21I was discussing the election at lunch, and I said that for the longest time I didn't believe it was possible to beat the Republicans. It's like a huge weight being lifted (he says with finger crossed. knocking wood etc.)

  • real talk. my voting is at a kindergarden and while I was walking in I saw a group of them outside. I was thinking "i'mma do this for you little homies...."b, 21b, 21I sat and simply starred at my marked box for a few minutes and tear'd up.

  • DJFerrariDJFerrari 2,411 Posts
    Word... and I am ashamed, but willing to admit that if weren't for the Strut, I probably wouldn't even be voting. I've always ignored politics. I've simply never cared before... and I've never needed to care... things are all good in my world. Now I realize how selfish that is thanks to you all or y'all or yous guys. I'll take whatever bashing comes with my past attitude towards it all with open arms img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" 21b,121b,121But I'm still not going to get involved in any discussions... baby steps, baby steps!

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    An old neighborhood buddy of mine said "Happy Obama Day!" on my way from the polls.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121seriously.b,121b,121folks in line with me today were crying. i was crying. b,121b,121i put my son to bed last night and said b,121b,121"Daddy's gonna hook you up BIG TIME tomorrow, son."b, 21b,121sappy.b,121b,121img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t3x1P6v7Moc/SOpyv3IOZvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/ZeM8tCh5zbE/s1600/024.JPG"1 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121Waiting in line with about 500 or more folks for three hours in the rain was pretty moving. I think everyone was feeling the importance of their vote this morning. Apparently 40% of registered voters in VA had cast a ballot by 10AM. b, 21b, 21I got a little tear going when a change is gonna come came on my ipod.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
    A lot of older folks in my precinct at the polls this morning, and without exception, they were dragging kids, grandkids,nephews,nieces,etc out of bed and getting them to vote. You heard people talking about Alabama in the 50s and 60s, you heard talk of boycotts and being last in line for vaccine shots until all the white folks got theirs first. I had strangers introducing themselves to me and telling me how excited they were to be there making history. One woman was telling the people next to her how blessed she felt to have a job to go to afterward, and how nothing was going to stop her from voting and then living today to the fullest. The same woman grabbed my arm and said "God Bless You" as I walked my ballot up to the machine. As voting goes, it is certainly the biggest day of my life so far, and it taxes the imagination to think of something that would eclipse it in that arena. It certainly makes me proud to be a part of my community, and of course, MY country.b,121b,121A lot of people sacrificed to get to this point, and someone always has to lose the race. But just the fact that so many more people are engaged is really a bright light shining out of the deep dark cavern of the last 8 years. Let's hope it bodes well for Obama today and the future for all of us.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121A LOT of people sacrificed to get to this point b, 21b, 21h,121
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121 img src="http://www.docleaf.com/critique/Apr2308/cry.jpg"1 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121the sad part is, dude prolly doesn't give a schitt!b, 21b, 21he got his EIGHT years and will retire a rich man.b, 21b, 21I don't think he really even likes McCain, so not seeing him win will not bother dude.b,121b,121AND he gets to unload the giant mess he created on Obama.b,121b,121going forward, blame for his disaster of a war will be shared with Obama, who is inheriting it and will be tasked with crafting what will surely be an imperfect solution to it.b,121b,121all told I bet he's somewhere between "whatever" and "shit yeah; I'm outta here!"

  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121 img src="http://www.docleaf.com/critique/Apr2308/cry.jpg"1 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121I'd like to think this was taken right after someone spat in his face. b,121Not too much makes me feel as ugly on the inside as he does.

  • mordecaimordecai 2,204 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121A LOT of people sacrificed to get to this point b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1 b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121I couldn't help but think about this today. Especially driving back to work from voting. I felt like I was buzzing and I haven't had anything today.

  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
    Found a way to bring some lovin here today.b,121b,121img src="http://www.quickentrust.com/images/Black&White kids.jpg"1

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121A LOT of people sacrificed to get to this point b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1 b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b, 21This is the reason I dressed in a tie to vote today. Out of respect for those who got us here, anc came before.b,121b,121The enormity of this moment is impossible to overstate.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121A lot of older folks in my precinct at the polls this morning, and without exception, they were dragging kids, grandkids,nephews,nieces,etc out of bed and getting them to vote. You heard people talking about Alabama in the 50s and 60s, you heard talk of boycotts and being last in line for vaccine shots until all the white folks got theirs first. I had strangers introducing themselves to me and telling me how excited they were to be there making history. One woman was telling the people next to her how blessed she felt to have a job to go to afterward, and how nothing was going to stop her from voting and then living today to the fullest. The same woman grabbed my arm and said "God Bless You" as I walked my ballot up to the machine.b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21b, 21img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bbb.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/green30sv.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yaoming.gif" alt="" 21

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121seriously.b,121b,121folks in line with me today were crying. i was crying. b,121b,121i put my son to bed last night and said b,121b,121"Daddy's gonna hook you up BIG TIME tomorrow, son."b, 21b,121sappy.b,121b,121img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t3x1P6v7Moc/SOpyv3IOZvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/ZeM8tCh5zbE/s1600/024.JPG"1 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121It is historic in a good way. As I said yesterday, tomorrow will be a more perfect day in a more perfect union. b, 21b, 21I look forward to seeing Democrats govern. I think 8 years out of power has narrowed the focus and eroded the trust of many of my more liberal friends. When Obama tells the nation that Iran really is building a nuke, which he has said on the trail, the left will not have an easy option to dismiss this as war propaganda. There will still be a global war and Obama has--according to his campaign-no plans to end it. Obama will have to make hard choices that will appear at times to abandon whatever progressive principles his progressive supporters believed he holds. If he is to be a great president, he will have to forgo his party's dream to nationalize healthcare and focus on reducing the debt that Bush rang up. He will realize that the op-ed pages of Europe do not necessarily reflect the actual wishes of Europe's intelligence and foreign ministries. At a certain point, the media will toughen up on him and try to tear him down like they do with every president. There will be the vagaries that come with power, the petty scandals. It will all seem very normal, I think. Except for one thing. The president will be black. And that is a testament to America's exceptional and enduring example to the nations.

  • CosmoCosmo 9,767 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Today: 1 of the most important days in US history WITHOUT QUESTION.b, 21b, 21h,121
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121A lot of older folks in my precinct at the polls this morning, and without exception, they were dragging kids, grandkids,nephews,nieces,etc out of bed and getting them to vote. You heard people talking about Alabama in the 50s and 60s, you heard talk of boycotts and being last in line for vaccine shots until all the white folks got theirs first. I had strangers introducing themselves to me and telling me how excited they were to be there making history. One woman was telling the people next to her how blessed she felt to have a job to go to afterward, and how nothing was going to stop her from voting and then living today to the fullest. The same woman grabbed my arm and said "God Bless You" as I walked my ballot up to the machine.b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21b, 21img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bbb.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/green30sv.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yaoming.gif" alt="" 21 b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b,121So are you gonna vote now?


  • I thought I was crazy this morning. For no reason I caught a tear falling outta nowhere. Not ashamed to say it either. Everyone around me seems proud today. It's peaceful here at least.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121A lot of older folks in my precinct at the polls this morning, and without exception, they were dragging kids, grandkids,nephews,nieces,etc out of bed and getting them to vote. You heard people talking about Alabama in the 50s and 60s, you heard talk of boycotts and being last in line for vaccine shots until all the white folks got theirs first. I had strangers introducing themselves to me and telling me how excited they were to be there making history. One woman was telling the people next to her how blessed she felt to have a job to go to afterward, and how nothing was going to stop her from voting and then living today to the fullest. The same woman grabbed my arm and said "God Bless You" as I walked my ballot up to the machine.b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21b, 21img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bbb.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/green30sv.gif" alt="" 21 img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yaoming.gif" alt="" 21 b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b,121So are you gonna vote now? b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b, 21b, 21i actually was for this one but i couldn't because i just moved to a different state. but true, i normally don't vote... well there hasn't been anything for vote for anyways until now.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121seriously.b,121b,121folks in line with me today were crying. i was crying. b,121b,121i put my son to bed last night and said b,121b,121"Daddy's gonna hook you up BIG TIME tomorrow, son."b, 21b,121sappy.b,121b,121img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_t3x1P6v7Moc/SOpyv3IOZvI/AAAAAAAAAjg/ZeM8tCh5zbE/s1600/024.JPG"1 b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121It is historic in a good way. As I said yesterday, tomorrow will be a more perfect day in a more perfect union. b, 21b, 21I look forward to seeing Democrats govern. I think 8 years out of power has narrowed the focus and eroded the trust of many of my more liberal friends. When Obama tells the nation that Iran really is building a nuke, which he has said on the trail, the left will not have an easy option to dismiss this as war propaganda. There will still be a global war and Obama has--according to his campaign-no plans to end it. Obama will have to make hard choices that will appear at times to abandon whatever progressive principles his progressive supporters believed he holds. If he is to be a great president, he will have to forgo his party's dream to nationalize healthcare and focus on reducing the debt that Bush rang up. He will realize that the op-ed pages of Europe do not necessarily reflect the actual wishes of Europe's intelligence and foreign ministries. At a certain point, the media will toughen up on him and try to tear him down like they do with every president. There will be the vagaries that come with power, the petty scandals. It will all seem very normal, I think. Except for one thing. The president will be black. And that is a testament to America's exceptional and enduring example to the nations. b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b,121you shoulda voted for him then.

  • I think Obama's gonna carry DC without my vote.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121I think Obama's gonna carry DC without my vote. b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121dude I live in CA and still voted for dude.b,121b,121c'mon you know that's a dumb thing to say.

  • I've been calling down to Virginia since yesterday afternoon. Unherd came through last night and hit Florida. We shared some beers, some whiskey, and fought the good fight.b, 21b, 21I called to Virginia again today, and will continue for another hour or so.b, 21b, 21You guys did a good job down there - I have been met overwhelmingly with people who are either voting today or had already voted. I talked to a fair number of retiree-age folks who had either never voted for a Democrat or never voted at all. On the other side, one man told me "nobody in this house is going to vote for Obama. No sir."b, 21b,121I voted this morning in central Brooklyn. The crowd was average. The polls near me uptown were MOBBED. The excitement was palpable. There are bleachers set up on 125th & Adam Clayton Powell, and a jumbotron. It's going down tonight.b, 21b, 21This is not going to sink in for a while.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121125th & Adam Clayton Powell/b1b, 21b,121b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b, 21KEEP THE FAITH, BABY!b,121b,121img src="http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg172/Charden_2008/ktfb3.jpg"1b, 21b, 21Dude would have been proud.


  • FatbackFatback 6,746 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121Virginia...sink in for a while. b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121DONE SUNKEDb, 21b, 21This one's for you, Eli. You dorky ass cracker bitch!b,121b, 21object width="425" height="344"1param name="movie" value=""1/param1param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"1/param1param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"1/param1embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"1/embed1/object1b, 21b, 21This video is not yet processed.

  • dollar_bindollar_bin I heartily endorse this product and/or event 2,321 Posts
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    font class="post"1b,121b, 21Best Thing I've Seen All Day. Taking a shot in the middle is the best part.

  • Birdman9Birdman9 5,417 Posts
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121/font1Quote:/font1h,121b,121Virginia...sink in for a while. b, 21b, 21h,121
    font class="post"1b,121b,121DONE SUNKEDb, 21b, 21This one's for you, Eli. You dorky ass cracker bitch!b,121b, 21object width="425" height="344"1param name="movie" value=""1/param1param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"1/param1param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"1/param1embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"1/embed1/object1b, 21b, 21This video is not yet processed. b, 21b, 21h,121font class="post"1b,121b,121Frank has lost his mind. Good for you!

  • img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/green30sv.gif" alt="" 21b,121b,121Can't wait for you to show that to your kid in a few years.

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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121I'm voting for McCain. b,121b, 21h,121
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    Quote:/font1h,121b,121b,121Can't wait for you to show that to your kid in a few years. b,121b, 21h,121
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