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[Sep. 27th, 2008|08:02 am]
Ed and Hank...

"Wha' the hell are ya swearin' at now, Hank...?"

"I got two posts ready ta go... but I still cain't get this here lj-cut ta work right... 'N I tried everythin' they said... More than once... 'N they said an update was s'posed ta fix it two weeks ago 'n it didn't... 'n then they said an update was s'posed ta fix it the day before yesterday 'n it didn't... 'S weird... 'cause it works fer most folks... but not fer some others..."

"Lj wha'..?"


"So's... what're ya gonna do...?"
"I don't got time ta mess with it no more... So's I guess I'll jus' hope they fix it soon 'n in the meantime let folks know wha's goin' on... 'n hope someone's got some suggestions tha'd help... 'N maybe I'll put up a short post remindin' folks ta register ta vote 'cause them deadlines are comin' up real fast..."

"It seems like time's jus' flyin' by this year..."

"It sure does... 'N all this was s'posed to be part of a bigger post about us... so's I'm kinda worried that I shouldn' be postin' jus' this part of it... withou' nothin' 'bout us doin' nothin' or anythin'..."

"We gotta do somethin', huh...?"


"So's... What if ya managed ta find some time in yer busy schedule ta mess around with me some...?"

"Tha' would probably help..."

"But... Are ya gonna write about it real explicit-like again...?"


"Well then fer the sake of Democracy... Let's do it again..."

"Yer a true patriot, Ed..."

"C'mere, dumbass..."


If you aren't already registered or if
you've moved there's still time to register to vote.

(But deadlines are approaching real fast in many states!)


Hows about we all get together
and send them war-wagin', flag-wavin', economy-destroyin',
bible-thumpin', environment-hatin'
clowns packin'.

We can cram 'em all into a really tiny car
to save on gas...

"I'm sorry to tell you... there's gonna be other wars..."

"These young people that are in this crowd...
I'm going to be asking you to serve."

~ John McCain

"Askin'...? More like draftin'..."

~ Hank


"I make [decisions]
as quickly as I can, quicker than the other fellow, if I can...
Often my haste is a mistake, but I live with the
consequences without

~John McCain

"Some mistakes
are a lot harder to live with than others."

~ Hank


"Bomb Iran...? hehehe...
Bomb, bomb, bomb... hehehe"

~ John McCain, Potential next 'Decider-in-Chief

(Warning: It's not funny)



[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-27 02:44 pm (UTC)

A few links...


There's already been voter suppression attempts in some states, (Virginia, Michigan and Ohio), Don't let anyone tell you that you can't vote or register to vote.

And if you're a student, "the U.S. tax code explicitly allows dependents to live away from home while attending school. And students covered on their parents' health insurance plans ARE NOT affected if they register to vote in another county or state. Financial aid has nothing to do with where a student votes."



McCain/2005 versus McCain/2008 on his support of Bush (1:30):

"John McCain the Fundamental Deregulator" (1:20):

Katie Couric interview, Sarah Palin on the bailout (1:30):

What you don't hear... Katie Couric's thoughts on interviewing Sarah Palin.
(Warning, Katie Couric swears like a drunken sailor. Who knew?)

"That makes you feel ill, huh...? You wanna feel really ill...? Try spending a few hours interviewing the former Miss Moosefuck, Alaska... Chosen by God my ass... What the hell is she talking about...? I did ask her about the BAILOUT, didn't I? Why the fuck is she going on about HEALTH CARE reform? If she ever read McCain's health care plan she sure as hell wouldn't be bringing it up. Ever. Shit... Here I work hard my whole damn life to get somewhere and she just comes snowmobilin' in and... Fuck... Maybe I should have gone with 'Kate'... Or 'Katherine' even... 'Katherine Couric'... Way too late now... Wait a minute... Did she just say the bailout is about REDUCING taxes? Health care reform and reducing taxes...? Talk about being a few freedom fries short of a happy meal... Damn... I'm hungry... Maybe Thai food tonight...? Yum... Jesus... You'd think she could at least memorize what they told her to... I wonder what she'd say if I asked her what the frequency is and called her Kenneth...? Shit... Dan would never forgive me for bringing all that up again... I bet she'd say something about how many fungible unflagged molecules could dance on the head of a pin... Or she'd talk about invading Canada... What the hell was McCain thinking...? 'Country First' my ass... Palin isn't qualified to be the Ambassador to Brainerd, Minnesota... Minnesooota... Hey... Maybe I should watch 'Fargo' tonight...? Thai food and 'Fargo'... I love that Margie... 'I'm not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your VP pick, there, John'..."

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From: mazaher
2008-09-27 04:56 pm (UTC)


"I make [decisions]
as quickly as I can, quicker than the other fellow, if I can...
Often my haste is a mistake, but I live with the
consequences without

~John McCain

"It's all the others who have reason to complain"

~The Gray
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-28 07:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Scary

Yeah. The Gray understands that a lot better than McCain ever will. Ed and Hank and I think McCain could be even worse than Bush and Cheney if given half the chance. Which he hopefully won't be given.
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[User Picture]From: not_hathor
2008-09-27 08:07 pm (UTC)
*Hugs Hank, Ed and 'Blue*

Sorry to hear about Hank's 'LJ' posting problems.... lot of people are having trouble with it lately.

I'm registered; and will remind Cassandra (she turns 18 next Saturday!!!)

In the meantime, hope you all can get a smile out of this:


(iff'n the link works)

Much love,

Mary (aka DancesWithChows)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-28 07:28 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks for the jibjab link - Hank and I have been losing our senses of humor lately ("Nope... No sense of humor over there...") and appreciated the laugh. (So did Ed!)

Happy Birthday to Cassandra!!!


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[User Picture]From: tatia85
2008-09-28 09:20 am (UTC)
What can I say... I am not American. But, if you want to feel a little bit better about the state you are in, try readin Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. It is worth it^^

And, I am missing Ed&Hank! How is life going there? (Ed, I believe you should go to camp a little bit by youserlf, 'cause I think Hank shall be more and more vocal about the vole election-thing :P)
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-28 07:49 pm (UTC)
LOL! Yes, Ed may go running for the hills sooner or later.
Not that he isn't just as ticked off as Hank is, he's just a lot less prone to ranting and raving about it. (Ed does however know exactly how to shut Hank up whenever he wants to. ;D )

That book looks really interesting - What an amazing story! Hank missed it somehow, (he misses a lot of things), but he definitely wants to read it.

Life has been fairly interestin' and Hank hopes to start trying to catch up writing about it soon. And post those posts he already has written but is having trouble posting.

Hope things are going well for you!

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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2008-09-29 04:24 pm (UTC)

Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

Yes I take it as a proud thing that I have the ability to vote and have always done so. I also encourage anyone who thinks their vote does not count to register NOW! You cannot complain out the economy your job or anything else if you do not even take the short time it takes to vote. And it is a private affair you do not have to tell anyone who or what you voted for that is your choice and it is one of the greatest things we have in this country our one time a year to really make our voice heard in this simple manner. So yes as Ed and Hank encourage you to vote I do as well. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-30 03:09 pm (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

Thanks for the non-partisan message to vote! Hank and I are incapable of being non-partisan anymore. (Although that's not to say that we don't sometimes get as angry at the democrats as we do at the republicans.) The weird thing about this election where Ed and Hank and I live is that you'd hardly know there was a presidential election taking place. Neither candidate bothers to spend much money on ads here because the outcome isn't in doubt. And even though most everyone will vote for McCain they're still upset Mitt Romney didn't win the GOP nomination so there's hardly even any signs for McCain around (and virtually none for Obama). (And, of course, they wouldn't like the idea of voting for a woman as VP even if she was competent.) But... even though our votes here really don't ever count, we still vote and hope and fight for electoral college reform so that maybe some day they will. (And I imagine there's republicans in blue states that feel the exact same way.)
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2008-09-30 09:54 pm (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

Well my theory is that everyone should vote. YES I want them to vote how I vote but it also their private choice and I have to respect that. Keep on fighting in your state change only happens over a long period of time and eventually it will change. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-30 11:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

It sure would be something if everyone voted! And I most definitely agree with you that it's a private choice and you don't have to tell anyone what or who you voted for. Hank and I just tend to be more vocal than a lot of other folks, (especially so over these last eight years). Maybe it's because we're always the underdogs in the state we live in and we are continually fighting one losing battle after another.

It's hard to explain how weird it can be... One time when we were talking to an acquaintance who is a member of the dominant religion here in Utah he stopped in mid-conversation and looked all around to make sure nobody else was nearby before whispering to us, "Don't tell anyone, but I'm a democrat."
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-09-30 11:18 pm (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

P.S. We never told anyone.

(Well we've told the story, but not to anyone who knows him and we've never mentioned his name.)
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[User Picture]From: joetheone
2008-09-30 11:58 pm (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

I totally understand. My very dear friend who is 20 years my junior but we have been friends for the past 5 years is thinking on moving to Salt Lake City. I keep telling him that it is not as free and open as he may think. He was just their for a week with a guy he really liked. I told him that the dominant religion in that state the people are the nicest people on the outside but turn your back for 5 minutes and well you could be stabbed in the back not literally but well you know what I mean. I am vocal with my own staff meetings so many of these younger people do not even vote. It really bothers me a lot. I try so hard to get them to at least pay attention to what is going on around them. The last 8 years have been really hard on our field also since we are in the human service field. Oh well, if all of us keep speaking our minds maybe they will listen. Joe
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[User Picture]From: myeyesaintblue
2008-10-01 04:06 am (UTC)

Re: Registered since I was 18 and encourage it also

Salt Lake City actually has a reputation for being pretty gay-friendly to visit, but I don't know how it would compare to other cities for day to day living. (It is the one place in the state where liberals usually outnumber conservatives and all the mayors have been democrats since 1976.)



I do know that Salt Lake is a heckuva lot better than where Ed and Hank and I live, which is about 4 hours (and forty-some years) south, but I imagine it can still be weird at times.

The number of Mormons in the state is steadily declining, but they still pretty much have a lock on the state government. Salt Lake is probably only about 40% Mormon whereas our small town is about 75% Mormon (although many of the people moving into this area tend to be very conservative as well.)

Hank would consider retiring in Salt Lake City (although he knows Ed would NEVER move, so therefore Hank will never move) except for the TERRIBLE air quality. I'm not sure if that would bother your friend, but the air can be absolutely awful in both winter (inversions) and summer (high ozone levels).

Hope that helps some. Keep speaking your mind and you're bound to get some of those younger folks to pay more attention!
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