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Heck with politics, have a meme!

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

I give you . . . Nick Rhodes juggling!

Pleasure and learning later, too early in the AM for that.

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Nov. 4th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Yay for Nick juggling! I love that whole photo session -- so colorful! :)
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Oh, I agree. That whole tour booklet was just sumptuously designed, and the photography was exceptional.
Nov. 4th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Ahh... good old days...

Nov. 5th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
Does he really know how to juggle?
Nov. 5th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Weirdly enough, this was an Ask Katy question some time ago and the answer was, in fact, yes.
Nov. 5th, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
I curbed the polical commentary through force of will until after the election was over and done with.

And then I posted a LOLcat.

Really, I was so burnt out after slogging for the Gore and Kerry campaigns that I had a lot of cynicism about the results, and am not entirely surprised that GA went red; I've been far too wary to post bumperstickers or signs on my property for fear of vandalism. Wearing an Obama button = magnet for evangelical RAEG and entirely too personal and intrusive questioning and lectures from the ignorant who get all their news from FOX. Seriously, fuck off, old angry white person, I am here to buy some pot pies and cat chow.

Also, there was some unannounced voting precinct juggling within the last 2-3 weeks. I've voted at a church up the road or by absentee ballot for 12 years, and 2-3 weeks ago, my voting reg card and the Internet both said that was where I needed to go, and sometime after I double-checked, they swapped precincts on me.

Now, luckily, I was driving and was running errands mid-day. What IF I were coming from a job, got stuck in line until after the polls closed, and THEN was told the brand new polling site for me was actually across the street (which it was: two precincts about 100 yards away from each other! One on one side of a two lane road, one on the other, with my old precinct having a grand total of about 500 people, 180 of which already voted early, so WHY the new precinct so close to Election Day? What IF I was stuck riding the bus or begging a lift from others, and had to wait for the next bus, which can be up to an hour to an hour and a half along some routes?

Absolutely ridiculous that they'd do this sort of thing, as it just causes problems for the members of the general public who can't afford to take a day off from work, or drive their own car. It is fortunate that my new precinct was so nearby and that I could drive. I am wondering how much RAGE I am going to hear about tomorrow from other parts of town or the state if this was a widespread and equally un-publicized deal state-wide.

Had Obama lost, you KNOW there would be some outrage, and it would be fairly earned. If the Republicans rage over it, I don't blame them one bit.
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:31 am (UTC)
We don't have to think about what would have happened if Obama lost.

Because he didn't. Yeah, he lost Georgia (sigh) but he won enough of the rest of America to become President of the United States of America.

I'm still a bit stunned, but enormously relieved.
Nov. 7th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
We can take heart that Georgia was only "slightly" red this year, rather than solidly red, as in the past.

Also, Florida and Ohio both went blue. Imagine that, Florida going blue!

P.S. Love that icon. LOL. So good.
Nov. 7th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
I saw a map somewhere, and it looked like more counties went blue this time around than previously, when Atlanta metro was a blue dot in a sea of red.

Think there was a splash of blue down at your end of the map, actually. So you may have had more people on your side than you realized.

And, yes, Florida went blue! Friend of mine went down to Miami to work on the campaign and did loads of door-knocking. It's heartening to know that his efforts and the efforts of those like him paid off.
Nov. 5th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous pix of Nick, thx! Loved the lilac colored hair. :)
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