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07 November 2012 @ 02:32 am
 
Had (hazelnut) liqueur and (cheap, sweet) wine so limited entry:

Thank fucking goodness.

Obama, re-elected. Warren, first female Massachusetts senator. New Hampshire, first all-female congressional delegation. Baldwin, first openly gay senator (lesbian!). Hirono, first female Hawaiian senator, first female Asian American senator, and first Japan-born immigrant elected to U.S. Senate. Duckworth, first disabled female veteran in the House of Representatives. Gonzalez, first out pansexual Senator.

Some very scary people, out.

Or as one of my friends said, something like, 'Not the best day for old rich white straight able-bodied men.' Which, in my book, is not a terrible day if it turns out to be a better day for those outside that demographic.

That joy is all without even talking about the ballot measures.

So, yes: thank fucking goodness. My family and I don't have to run away to England! (We can just visit and have a good time, instead.)

And, apropos of nothing, we have an incredibly attractive first lady. I may have spent a goodly amount of time staring at the curve of her back. Maybe. Goodnight.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
 
 
Current Mood: relievedRelieved.
 
 
 
Rosa | ¯\(ºдಠ)/¯rosaxx50 on November 7th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Obama, re-elected. Warren, first female Massachusetts senator. New Hampshire, first all-female congressional delegation. Baldwin, first openly gay senator (lesbian!). Hirono, first female Hawaiian senator, first female Asian American senator, and first Japan-born immigrant elected to U.S. Senate. Duckworth, first disabled female veteran in the House of Representatives. Gonzalez, first out pansexual Senator.

Todd Akin got kicked out.

I am pleased.

Though I am browsing through fox news's website right now and it is making me lol.

Edited at 2012-11-07 09:07 am (UTC)
minervas_eule: Sektminervas_eule on November 7th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC)
*Hooray!* Best morning news of the year!
And *yeah* for hazelnut liqueur ♥

PS: And you will keep your awesome female power Foreign minister (I suppose).
iselimaiselima on November 7th, 2012 10:01 am (UTC)
Good news! No: great news! all around!

So nice for you and your family you can stay - and throw a few glances at the First Lady. *gg*
shadowycat: Ocean homeshadowycat on November 7th, 2012 12:48 pm (UTC)
I couldn't even watch the returns last night I was so worried. It was such a relief to wake up to these results! :D
CaroRulescarorules on November 7th, 2012 01:40 pm (UTC)
So happy even if I am not American!
albalarkalbalark on November 7th, 2012 02:55 pm (UTC)
Best news? That the oodles of money spend by the Republican fact cats attempting to fearmonger people into voting for them was *WASTED*. No, GOP, in spite of your best efforts, you couldn't buy, steal, suppress or cheat your way to victory. You are actually going to have to win in the marketplace of ideas - what a delicious irony. *g*
Kiwi Crocus: EA || Mrs. Fisher || Is that so?cranky__crocus on November 29th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
I loved that part too. :D

My father was laughing about how he'd been donating to Obama's cause and that he, as an Alien, was trying to buy the US's election.

I thought that was pretty funny too.
101mutts: Elphaba101mutts on November 9th, 2012 05:34 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks for your overview. I hadn't realized how many firsts this election brought. Overall the ballot initiatives were quite liberalizing (marijuana and gay marriage particularly). I was a little disappointed Death with Dignity didn't pass MA but was surprised how close it got.

My most politically active friends voted third party and are disgusted by Obama. I've been hearing their opinions a good bit and it was refreshing to see some of the reasons why this election cycle was good.
tt: just wanted to saytwisted_twister on November 9th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Congrats! It seems that America isn't all this stupid after all (though you are most welcome back to this side of the pond whenever you wish; I don't want you to lose your lovely British English).
Kiwi Crocus: Kiwi || ;Dcranky__crocus on November 29th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
I'm relieved to know America isn't all that stupid after all, too. And I will try to get back to your side of the pond as soon as I can! Drat money.

Alas, much of my British English has hybridised. I don't sound American or English anymore; I sound like some sort of transatlantic mermaid!