Archive for January, 2008

Chills. Tears. Change. Hope.

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Since i’m quasi officially working for his campaign, doing my duty to spread the word:

Obama took South Carolina tonight in a big way. Here’s his victory speech. It gave me chills. I made carmen cry, and she’s pulling for another candidate.

Full text can be found here.

SPOILERS: I’m having difficulty picking out my favorite quote, but here are a few front runners:

And what we’ve seen in these last weeks is that we’re also up against forces that are not the fault of any one campaign, but feed the habits that prevent us from being who we want to be as a nation. It’s the politics that uses religion as a wedge, and patriotism as a bludgeon. A politics that tells us that we have to think, act, and even vote within the confines of the categories that supposedly define us. The assumption that young people are apathetic. The assumption that Republicans won’t cross over. The assumption that the wealthy care nothing for the poor, and that the poor don’t vote. The assumption that African-Americans can’t support the white candidate; whites can’t support the African-American candidate; blacks and Latinos can’t come together.

But we are here tonight to say that this is not the America we believe in. I did not travel around this state over the last year and see a white South Carolina or a black South Carolina. I saw South Carolina. I saw crumbling schools that are stealing the future of black children and white children. I saw shuttered mills and homes for sale that once belonged to Americans from all walks of life, and men and women of every color and creed who serve together, and fight together, and bleed together under the same proud flag. I saw what America is, and I believe in what this country can be.

The choice in this election is not between regions or religions or genders. It’s not about rich versus poor; young versus old; and it is not about black versus white.

It’s about the past versus the future.

And as we leave this state with a new wind at our backs, and take this journey across the country we love with the message we’ve carried from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire; from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast; the same message we had when we were up and when we were down – that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we hope; and where we are met with cynicism, and doubt, and those who tell us that we can’t, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of a people in three simple words:

Yes. We. Can.

He just said “Bamboozled”

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

It’s like he speaks to my soul or something. 1:31 in.

smack

Friday, January 18th, 2008

as in “i’m walking . . . i’m walking . . . smack!”

the brother rented out his room in the house. I have a new roommate starting march 1.

how does the saying go? you’re not in control unless you’re out of control.

I’ll credit that one to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. No, i haven’t seen it, the quote was in the trailer. really. ok, fine, i’m an hdtv whore.