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Today I heard friends in class, people on the news, and many others excited that their choice for our future president.  I wasn’t being a sore loser (yes, I voted for McCain), I wasn’t weeping.  I didn’t get up this morning and riot as the TPD thought would happen if Obama didn’t win.  I didn’t mope around today in class.  I didn’t rip posters off the light poles around campus.  I didn’t scream at my friends in class, or my fiance who is a democrat…


I decided today to sit back and listen.  Here’s three quotes that I heard (one of which I responded to)


#1 – “F*** McCain.  I’m so f****** glad Obama won.  I f****** hate McCain.” 


#2 – (After I voiced who I voted for, because I’m not ashamed…freedom…do you know that word?)  “You voted for McCain?  Well what do you know…a black man making a white man look like s***”


#3 – “I voted for Obama because if I didn’t, I was afraid my black friends would think I was racist.”


Freedom…yes, they have their freedom of speech.  I respect that, and choose my own words very wisely.  I don’t respect 90% of the people I know who voted for Obama.  Not BECAUSE they voted for him, but their reasoning behind it.  Obama — are these the people you really want representing / supporting you?  Rude, ignorant, fearful? 


I’m not afraid of Obama — I’m afraid of his followers, and what they will do to get their way.


I’m afraid that people are going to take their freedom for granted / take advantage of it.  But most of all, I’m afraid freedom is going to be taken from us.


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
– Ronald Reagan –
– 40th president of US (1911 – 2004)


Mostly, I hope we can all grow up (this includes Obama supporters) and unite together as a country.  I hope that we can stand up for our rights and our freedom, and not be swoon by smooth talking.  I hope Obama brings the change he promised…


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Dear Taylor Kia & Orville Redenbacher

Dear Taylor Kia,


I was listening to the radio this morning…jamming; most likely singing at the top of my lungs and doing odd hand gestures and movements that make people in the car next to me stare…  Anyways, your commercial came on and being the commercial junky that I am (honest, I really am), I listened closely.  Now I usually like your commercials, sometimes think they are funny. 


But today………today you aired a commercial that was the voice of Bill Clinton and he was calling the home of John McCain.  When John McCain answered, Bill asked for Cindy.  Then John McCain got a little upset and asked who it was, then Bill asked for “that sexy Sarah”…


What is the point?  Do you get better car sales by doing this?  I wonder.  Yes, someone being able to fake the voice of a past president and a possible future one is funny, and when done tactfully, can be hilarious.  But this commercial is stupid, and degrading to both Bill Clinton, John McCain, Cindy McCain, and Sarah Palin.


I will never buy a vehicle from you mainly because I think your marketing person is an idiot for airing this commercial.



Dear Orville Redenbacher,


Your smart pop kettle corn is the best.  It’s salty and sweet at the same time, and less than 100 calories.  I stand amazed.






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“Single-Issue Voting”

This is the first election that I am old enough to vote in (missed the last Presidential election by 6 months).  Growing up, my grandparents and my mother instilled in me a need to vote.  My grandfather would say, “if you don’t vote, you can’t live under my roof.”  In my family (immediate) my mother always voted, and my father never did.  One of my older brothers doesn’t vote, yet the other one does, and it only recently actively politically involved. 


So since I am able to vote in this election, I’ve been doing more research on it then I honestly normally would.  I want to be an educated voter, and not just vote for who my mommy tells me to vote for (not that she does tell me, that was just an example).


I’ve read MANY blogs lately, and facebook posts (I guess I don’t consider facebook a blog, but more a way of stalking individuals and hearing the latest gossip??).  Anyways, I’m really tired of hearing people complain about “single issue voters”.   Here’s my reflection…


Let’s say someone IS a single issue voter, and I’ll use abortion since if you disagree with abortion, and care about it strongly that automatically makes you a “single issue voter.”  Okay, so an individual is “pro-life,” but what judgemental people who automatically claim that that certain individual is a “single-issue voter” don’t understand is that that ONE issue covers many others at the same time! For instance…


If you happen to be that “pro-life” voter it tells you that the candidate respects unborn life, and is morally sound.  It tells the voter that the candidate finds all life precious, not just those who have already been born.  Abortion was legalized by lawmakers.  Therefore is shows that voter that if a candidate is “pro-life” then they are interested in appointing proper, moral judges and encourage moral lawmakers to be appointed.  It also shows the voter that the candidate is willing to stand up for a difficult issue, thus making the candidate trustworthy, that when a difficult issue arises, they will be ready.


Do I think that voting is important?  – ABSOLUTELY!!!!!


Am I a “single-issue voter?”  – No.


Would I rather someone who has a very important issue (maybe something close to home/something they devote their life to) vote just for that issue and still vote?  – Yes.


I think it is more important that people are voting. 


My brother was listening to a local radio show (I forget which one now) and they went around a university campus asking students who they are voting for.  Their response??



When asked why?


“He promotes Change” (if they could even give an answer)


When asked “what kind of change does he promote?”




Find something you believe in, fight for it, and if it is just that issue…who cares!  It’s not my business to ridicule you for how you vote or what you vote for.  Atleast you’re voting!!!


I leave you with this quote from Sarah Palin from the Republican National Convention…

“In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change.”

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