themightybee: (colbert - endorses hotness)
My political side piece, Howard Dean, needs your help in guaranteeing health care for all Americans.

Today, Dr. Howard Dean is drawing a line in the sand. A public health insurance option is the only way to guarantee health care for all Americans. And to show that we mean business, we all need to tell Congress we won't settle for less.

I signed Howard Dean's petition, and if 250,000 of us sign, he will personally deliver it to Congress. Can you join me at the link below?


Even with my two part-time jobs, I'm still making barely enough money to get by. The public health care option is quickly becoming my only option. I have a number of medical expenses due to my major depressive disorder, and without health care, this time next year, I'll be paying for it out-of-pocket. I'll also be in extreme debt.

Please sign the petition and help people like me, and people throughout the country, receive the aid that we all deserve.
themightybee: (xmas - halpert elf)
01. On an unusually warm, rainy morning, I get into my car, turn on the radio and hear "Sleigh Bells."

...the fuck?!

I'm not complaining. I've spent the last week and a half stuffing my iPod like a Thanksgiving turkey with songs of holiday cheer. Still, I doubt the majority of Rhode Island is as hopelessly in love with the holidays as I am right now. We've been in a recession longer than most of the country, our unemployment rate for September was 8.8% - the highest in the country! - and the governor wants to do away with our state income tax. Christmastime is bringing NO ONE joy. So, 101.5 FM, bring me back my golden oldies, please, before you give someone road rage and my car's back bumper pays the price.

02. I'm excited for The Office tonight. I'm even more excited to see my personal deity, Oprah, on 30 Rock. I'm triple-word-score excited over the news that George Clooney is returning to ER. It's been too, too long since I've seen the man in scrubs. OH LORDY GODDAMN. *falls over*

03. My President-Elect is fucking awesome. My VP-Elect is a total VPOTUSILF. Politics just got 100% more dirrty.
themightybee: (TCR - Obama Endorsement)
I think Stephen Colbert said it best:

“I’m a little stunned. I don’t know what to do with my happiness. I’m still afraid someone’s going to take it away.”

There is so much I'm feeling. It's difficult to describe it all. Nonetheless, I'll try. ;)

I fell asleep last night exhausted with joy. I pulled the blankets over myself knowing that this one day will be the catalyst for some much needed change; knowing that on January 20th, we'll be swearing in a man who will hold us to his heart as tightly as he holds us in his hands; knowing that walls that, for years, had been reinforced have come crumbling down.

Obviously, and unfortunately, there are still walls that need to be broken. Newly obtained rights are about to be torn out of the hands of too many people; marriage licenses dissolved. It's disappointing to know that there are people who feel their neighbors, their brothers and sisters, should be treated as separate but equal. I'm hopeful, though, that after embracing a black man as our President, we'll soon ALL be able to embrace the lives and rights of our GLBT community. Everyone's love matters.

More than anything, I'm overwhelmed when thinking about my nephews. They won't remember a world where they didn't have a President that shared their skin color. No child born after January 20th, 2009, will live in a world where every leader of the free country resembled one another. The inspiration this is going to bring to the future of our country is mind-blowing.

Today is a beautiful, beautiful day.
themightybee: (TCR - Obama Endorsement)
(and my vagina.)

themightybee: (TCR - Obama Endorsement)

themightybee: (Politics - Speck State for Obama!)
I'm watching Barack Obama cast his vote.

ETA - My mood theme icon! Oh, my hearrrt.
themightybee: (Politics - Speck State for Obama!)
This morning, I voted for Barack Obama and Joe Biden.


It's too early to wax poetic, so you'll have to settle for an emphatic expletive, lol. I'm sure I'll have something more worthwhile after I've flooded my insides with coffee.

A couple photos:

This was the line to get into our polling place. My mom and I arrived at 6:50am knowing that we'd be in for a long wait. We were let inside promptly at 7:00am...and that's pretty much the last thing to go smoothly, lol. The ballot machines weren't working and the markers were out of ink and they were low on ballot folders and OMFG. All of this, along with the 33 referendum questions on my town's ballot, slowed the process significantly. Still, we were back in the car less than an hour later, so it wasn't all THAT bad.

And I got my sticker!

themightybee: (Politics - Speck State for Obama!)
I'm having a pre-election meltdown. Every now and then I'll suddenly be all, "JESUS FUCKING CHRIST NEW PRESIDENT TOMORROW!!1!" and black out for a nanosecond. I wonder if I should talk to my psychiatrist about this, lol.

My mom and I are heading to the polls at 7:00am. Why? Because (a.) who doesn't want to wake up at the crack of dawn on their day off and (b.) I want my goddamn "I Voted!" sticker. Also, I suppose I care about using my voice.

Honestly, this is the first election that I've actually cared about. I was too young to remember Clinton's first term, and I was too busy rebelling against authority (I wore Hot Topic! I meant business!) to care about his second term. I started to realize the importance of politics during Bush's first term. Prior to his second term, I registered to vote and, while I still wasn't educated in the ins and outs of government, I voted for Kerry because I learned enough to know that I absolutely did not care to have another four years of Bush.

*takes a moment* *sobs*

This time, I've paid attention. I've weighed the policies of each candidate. Despite what the opposition thinks, I'm not voting for Barack Obama because he's the shiny candidate du jour. I'm voting for him because, as a low-income middle-class American citizen who's on the verge of losing her insurance benefits, I feel that his administration will pay attention to my needs. I'm voting for Barack Obama because I want to keep hold of my rights as a woman. I'm voting for Barack Obama because I can no longer afford an education under its current policies. I'm voting for Barack Obama because I know that "change we can believe in" is more than a catch phrase. I'm voting for Barack Obama because, for the first time, I have hope.


Oct. 16th, 2008 01:07 pm
themightybee: (Politics - Speck State for Obama!)

fluffy fingers.
themightybee: (Simpsons - Lord Love A Lefty)
Connecticut Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

I love being sandwiched in between two gay-friendly states. Hopefully, my little speck of a home state will soon follow suit.

themightybee: (Heroes - America the Fucking Hot)
I know this video is already spreading through Livejournal Land like an STD, but I have to post it here, if only to remind myself that Jonah Hill has the ability to make me laugh (Something I once thought impossible). Also, it's a clever video addressing the apathy that one too many Americans seems to be displaying.

PLEASE VOTE. I know it's your choice, but it's one of the most important choices you can make. Life is not a spectator sport. Get in the fucking game.

themightybee: (The Office - Jim Exclamation Point)
He's talented, he's musical, he's hotter than hell...and he's politically aware.

Women set Democratic fund-raiser

More then 50 women in the entertainment industry have organized an event to raise money for eight Democratic U.S. Senate candidates on Sept. 27, with a lineup of performances by Martin Short, Jennifer Garner and Larry David, among others.


The event, to be held at the home of Lona Williams and David O'Connor, will be hosted by Short and include performances by David, Paul Shaffer, Garner, Catherine O'Hara, Jenifer Lewis and Marc Shaiman. Guests also will include Diane Keaton, Jason Bateman, John Krasinski and Jurnee Smollett.


And with that, I'm taking my tired ass to bed. Night, chickadees!
themightybee: (TCR - Dubz TF y'all?)
People like this need to GTFO of my country, for real:

Stephanie Parker, 23, a single mother puffing on a Marlboro menthol cigarette in Main Street, Mount Clemens, voted for Mr Kerry and had been drawn to Mr Obama. “Palin’s made a big difference. I think she’ll do us great. What she stands for is fantastic,” she said. What does she stand for? “I couldn’t tell really. But I love her.”

Stephanie Parker, your simple, uneducated ass is on notice. Do you hear me? ON. NOTICE.

It only gets more depressing from here.
themightybee: (Heroes - Nathan Is A Very Pretty Man)
I left these for someone else, but I thought I'd post them here as well. For all of you who are having a hard time deciding who you want to vote for, here are a few links that are excellent for research.

On The Issues - It's tagline says it all: "Every political leader on every issue." It also includes state and federal officeholders, should you want to research your local elections.'s election table - an easy-to-read chart on the candidate's positions on important political issues - It lists candidates alphabetically or by the issues.

Five Thirty Eight - From the website's FAQ: "What is the mission of this website? Most broadly, to accumulate and analyze polling and political data in way that is informed, accurate and attractive. Most narrowly, to give you the best possible objective assessment of the likely outcome of upcoming elections."

Whoever your candidate is, know that it's awesome you're declaring your vote. Too many people opt out of having their voice heard, and I think that's a shame.


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