Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I have the sticker to prove it. Ran into The Neighbor at the polls. It was nice to share that moment with her.

I also have to say that my polling place is generally best described as "sleepy". Using half of the poll workers are knitting or snoozing. Not today. There weren't lines, yet. (Although I heard one of the workers making provisions for that). But every voting booth was full, folks kept filing in and I'll betcha within the next hour they'll be standing on line to vote.

And that is awe.some.

Have you voted yet? Get out there!



Blogger rosemary opined...

OK the little hamlet in NH....16 for Obama 5 for that guy. the Steelers won.....voting after lunch.

November 04, 2008 8:19 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Don't you just want to pinch their wittle cheeks, Rosie? Good girl. Vote vote vote!

November 04, 2008 8:21 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

I voted too! I stood in line for a half hour before it was my turn.

I voted against the slots and against the phone tax.

Washington DC tradition: If the Redskins win the game before an election, the incumbant party wins, and if they lose, the opposition party wins.

November 04, 2008 8:46 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Good for you, Anne. Here's your "I Voted Sticker". And I am currently a big fan of the Steelers!

November 04, 2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

Oh, is that who they played last night? I'm not a football fan.

November 04, 2008 9:30 AM  
Blogger Caitlin opined...

I voted, I voted! And now
the breathless wait for the
outcome. And yes, I voted
for Mr. Obama, too.

November 04, 2008 10:00 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

You looking for cheap flights to DC for January yet?

November 04, 2008 10:03 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Anne, I don't follow football either. After you shared your little factoid I had to look up the results of the game. Still. Gotta love the Steelers.

I am proud to call you kin, Caitlin.

Whatdaya think I have to do to get tickets to the inaguration, Anne?

November 04, 2008 10:08 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

Anyone can go to the ceremony, but start writing letters to Mr. O, for the close up seats, I guess. You going to the balls, too?

November 04, 2008 10:17 AM  
Blogger Sling opined...

I voted for Obama too!!..
Our polling place was in the municipal auditorium,and I was in and outta there in about 15 minutes.
California is a solid Royal Blue state,and I mean to keep it that way.
I have some concerns about that hateful proposition 8 however.
I naturally voted an emphatic'NO',but the polls have it running too close for my comfort.

November 04, 2008 10:42 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

I voted! Got there at 10 minutes to 7 am. Waited about 20 minutes Voted...turned around and the line was huge!

November 04, 2008 10:57 AM  
Blogger Mom opined...

I voted about 2pm. I was in and out with no wait. My beloved was there before 7 am. He waited about 90 minutes. We both voted for Obama.
I love my Redskins, but if having them lose means the Republicans are out of office it is a good sacrifice.

November 04, 2008 11:51 AM  
Blogger D.A. opined...

All appendages still crossed.

Is it going to happen? Is it REALLY going to happen?

November 04, 2008 12:06 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Sling, I'm proud of you. And I hope by the end of the day I'll be proud of the majority of CA voters.

Yay you, Mom! What a great day.

D.A. I'm really starting to think so!

November 04, 2008 12:32 PM  
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November 04, 2008 12:43 PM  
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November 04, 2008 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

The voting, it has been accomplished by me, with a proud voting yes for Senator Obama and an equally proud NO on Prop H8.

I actually got a little choked up as I walked back to my car. We SO need something good to come from all this...

Anyway, the polling place was very quiet...but I saw a 3'x5' "yes on H8" sign in someone's yard and it made me want to run to Home Depot for red spray paint in order to adorn it with great big NO-NO-NOs. But I refrained, as this is too historic an election for me to want to sit in the local gendarmarie for misdemeanor property damage. :)

November 04, 2008 1:48 PM  
Blogger Bad Alice opined...

Waited for 2 hours, which beat the folks who waited for four or more hours last week at the early voting stations (some waited for 8 hours). Next time I'm going with an absentee ballot.

November 04, 2008 2:04 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

I'm very proud of you, Syd. You showed laudable restraint.

Bad Alice, thanks for hanging in there. Sadly, I just found out that this is the last time I'll get to vote at the polls. It'll be all mail in come the next election. That makes me want to weep. I like going to the polls. But if it was going to be my last time, at least it was with enthusiasm, gusto and uh, joy.

November 04, 2008 2:13 PM  
Blogger Leah opined...

I voted today & took all three kids in the booth with me (no school here today). It was too funny-they were yelling "VOTE OBAMA! VOTE OBAMA!" all three wanted to push the button...

November 04, 2008 3:19 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Ah, hope for the next generation! Thanks for voting, Leah. Even more than that, thanks for teaching your kids the importance of same. Thank you. Thank you.

November 04, 2008 3:21 PM  
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November 04, 2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Molly opined...


I feel like weeping.

November 04, 2008 8:27 PM  
Blogger Grish opined...

We Won! WE Won!!!

November 04, 2008 8:33 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

Things have changed my dear friend.
..We did it!

November 04, 2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger Edy opined...

Hope is alive! YES WE CAN!

November 04, 2008 9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha (Note no w)

Got home from bowling and voting (not in that order) turned on Jon Stewart at 7:00, saw that Obama had 207 before the west coast was counted and knew then we had won!!!!

Took the stations till the poles closed just to be technical but at 8:10 PST CNN called it.


Looks like Gregoire is beating Dino too so thats great as well.


Darcy is beating whatsis his name.




November 04, 2008 10:15 PM  
Blogger D.A. opined...

Oh my God!

It's half past six here. I've just woken up and checked the news.

Congrats to you all!

How incredibly exciting!

November 04, 2008 10:33 PM  
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November 04, 2008 10:51 PM  

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