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Jon: If only Sasha and Malia were as cool as Spain’s first daughters…


I’m going to assume that this isn’t the only blog you read, and therefor you have already seen the whole goth spanish first daughter thing about a 47 times. Everyone is acting like it’s so funny, but I know that in reality they are just like me: jealous

Jealous because the most interesting thing about any American first daughter in recent memory is that they were maybe a little awkward (*ahem*).

Anyway, I thought I might inspire the fates a little by creating this startlingly accurate and lifelike rendition of a more perfect potential future first family.



Jon: Correlation?

Regardless of Obama and Mccain’s individual  positive and negative political aspects, obviously many circumstantial qualities came into play for voters when deciding on whom to elect. There was Mccain’s age, Obama’s name, Palin’s sexy legs, and Biden’s zombie like personality. The most powerful of all though was the fact that Obama is black.

But how much of an effect did  this really have on voters? I think the following maps make a really compelling case that, at least in the bible belt and non-coastal south, race was a big deal breaker for several white voters.

This first map shows all the places in country where people voted for a Republican candidate in greater numbers this election compared to 2004. So basically, the red parts are where people who voted for Kerry in 2004, but Mccain in 2008 live as well as areas where large numbers of first time Republican voters reside.  



This second map displays where in the country the largest concentration of black people live. The red areas are the most densely populated.


There are a lot of ways of interpreting this data, but it is undeniable that the two maps seem to fit together like puzzle pieces. To me this is strong evidense that race played a big part both in how people voted, and how urgently they felt the need to register for the first time.



KEEP IT ON THE BROWNLOWE: Rain on the Parade

These people aren’t cheering for Obama. Instead, they are bigots cheering for the passing of Proposition 8.

Our dear reader, Leslie, brought to my attention that Proposition 8 went through in California, therefore rectifying an amendment stating that marriage is only valid between a man and a woman. Are voters serious? I thought we were getting past that trivial shit. Thanks a lot for raining on our parade! (just kidding Les, thanks for making me aware of how effed oppression is!).

Just remember Obama’s closing speech last nite and how he said he was going to improve the lives of everyone: gay straight, white black, rich poor, etc.

This optimistic message is of course in contrast with the new video from those art-farts, The Kills featuring downer jive, “Tape Song”:



Just ask yourself, whose facial expression would you rather represent you?


Even Palin’s cheerleader-esque pep rallies can’t justify McCain’s “Drill Baby Drill” face.

Final Thoughts on Election Eve:

So tomorrow is the day America will either pull it’s head up from under the sand or bury itself a lot deeper.

I’m pretty sure everyone knows the light is near.

Obama is everywhere. He is on television right now. McCain rejected the invitation to speak by the same network. Palin has been topping off the campaign for him. I would think he would want to drive it home for the grand finale. This makes me think that even if McCain was to pull through, Palin would be severely present in his presidency. Lucky for Obama supporters, this seems to turn Republicans off.

Even though it looks like Obama is going to plow, through, undefeated I would like to present the following quote I heard directly from the lips of David Sedaris:

“To put them [undecided voters] in perspective, I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. “Can I interest you in the chicken?” she asks. “Or would you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broken glass in it?”

To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked.

I mean, really, what’s to be confused about?” – David Sedaris [read the full article in The New Yorker]

Of course, live, David Sedaris referred to the second plate consisting of HUMAN SHIT.

That’s how important this election is.


Jon: I’m kind of in love with you Sarah Silverman…


… Dear Beth, Andy,Taylor, and everyone from New Jersey:



Em Brownlowe


As we draw closer to the election, I admit it is kind of nerve racking to see the polls between McCain and Obama neck in neck. Living in the ultra-liberal bubble of Portland, OR has led me to believe Obama is already President… (I also thought John Kerry was a sure shot, too).

However, I am really sick of the defeatist pessimism displayed by a lot of young Democrats I have come in contact with over the past few days!!!!

Yes, it is easy to not have any faith in the system after Bush stole the election twice due to the outdated electoral college bullshit. What ever happened to THE PEOPLE’S VOTE determining who should be President. I certainly hope people don’t assume the system is going to be fucked up again and again and use it as an excuse to justify that their vote doesn’t matter. If every young, apathetic Democrat did that then there is seriously no hope.

The vibes and thoughts you throw out into the world are contagious and can affect the outcome of the situation.While there is a lot at stake and little doubt that this election will be a close call I think it is important to stay positive and support Obama’s message of “HOPE”.


KEEP IT ON THE BROWNLOWE: McCain, Obama, Hilton???

As we draw closer to to the big election, John McCain starts hitting Obama below the belt in this ad that comes off as feeling like an entertainment news story:

Oh McCain, your jealousy is outraging. People don’t just like Barack because of his “dreamy” looks and celebrity-like charisma…They like him because he actually has brains and the will to change America and rebuild our reputation with the rest of the world.

After having Barack Obama being compared to her celebrity, Paris Hilton was inspired to launch her own campaign:

Funny thing is…her energy plan is kind of smart.

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