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I'm so delighted that Barack Obama won the election. Partly because it means the U.S. is going to return to the 21st century instead of racing as fast as possible back towards the 19th - if not the 14th, as it seemed sometimes. We're going to have a government that at least tries to be based on something like reason, as opposed to sound bites, backroom deals with corporations, drunken-sailor style spending, and imperialistic thuggery. I don't necessarily agree with Obama about all his policies, and I don't think he is flawless (or entirely free of corporate ties) by any means, but he is a thoughtful, intelligent, knowledgeable, and well-meaning person, he listens to opposing viewpoints, and he knows how to motivate people in a civilized, positive way. Can there be a more absolute change from the last eight years?

More than anything, I'm ecstatic that for once there is no doubt at all - the American public has spoken, and the guy they wanted won. There was voter turnout at the 80% level, as opposed to the usual 50%. Whatever election irregularities or glitches existed were overwhelmed by the sheer tide of determination and enthusiasm. It was an inspiring thing to see. There hasn't been turnout like this in an American election since 1908.

Should be interesting now to see what develops. He has a mandate, let's see if he can live up to it. At least we don't have to be embarrassed by our president any more.

(I would probably sound more excited if I weren't so freaking exhausted after about 24 hours straight of being glued to the radio and internet following this race. :D)

Date: 2008-11-29 11:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] florencisalesas.livejournal.com
My most sincere congratulations! (some weeks in retard, I must to admit)
This man has a lot of work to do, a hard path to cross and a lot of enemies who will put them lot of troubles for walking through.
Anyway, anything will be better than the horror we had over the last years. It will be very good for America and for the rest of the world as well. That's just so obvious than even a child of six can see it.
Thank you to all who voted him for beting for that change!

Date: 2008-12-06 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sfwriter.livejournal.com
Hey, how are you? Sorry, I'm even later than you in replying. XD

I agree with all you said. I must say that the more I see Obama in action, the better I think of him. He's exactly what we need right now - somebody who puts getting things done right over ideology of any kind. I hope they take good care of him down in that hellhole Washington D.C., he'll be in a lot of danger.

But to have gotten rid of the right-wingers (at least getting them out of power, they're still infesting the Congress and the media) is an unexpected and huge relief.

Now if we can only get the government to fix the crooked election system before the next election... or we'll have the bastards back again.

Just a question

Date: 2008-12-06 03:26 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Hey, I been casually following the piranha fanfic for a long while now (I have to say I love it, your writing is really good!), I also been following the update journals on DA once in a while. I hope its not an intruding question, I am just curious. Where do you work? I mean you mentioned you work a lot, but you also seem to work from home/be your own boss. Just curious as to what kind of job can that be.

Re: Just a question

Date: 2008-12-06 11:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sfwriter.livejournal.com
Hi, Anonymous :D Actually I work at home as a medical transcriptionist, typing up medical reports. I pick up my work over the internet, so I have a pretty flexible schedule. I'm not self-employed though, I work for a transcription company.

Thanks for your interest - glad you like "Piranha." I'm hoping to complete the next section very soon. Feel free to comment anytime - here, on DA, or at Fanfiction.net, I really like hearing from readers.

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