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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:12 PM
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I'm starting to get really nervous-
And I can't put my finger on it, I just did a search of news articles and it didn't help.


Someone talk me down :cry: I need some feel good stuff.

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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:13 PM
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1. I hear aliens are landing today.
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:14 PM
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2. Really?

:spank:

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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:19 PM
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7. Any chance they'll take McCain & Palin (& maybe George Bush while they are at it) with them?
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:15 PM
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3. I woke up at 2:30 am today and burst into tears
I'm so stressed over this election, I can't take another 3 weeks of this.
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:16 PM
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4. ...
:hug: so you know exactly what I mean then.

:loveya: to you

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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:19 PM
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10. Yeah, even tho I'm pretty sure Obama will win
I still remember the sting of Kerry's losing
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:16 PM
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5. Don't be sad--it's all good.
Obama still has a huge lead over McCain.
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:18 PM
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6. Turn off the radio and TV, disconnect from the Internet,...
Take a tent or a camping trailer and go out into the wilderness for the next two months. Come back after everything is over and done with and all the dust has settled.
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Morrisons Ghost Donating Member (324 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:20 PM
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12. How
Is she gonna vote if she does that?
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Speck Tater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:54 PM
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32. Hmmm. Hadn't thought of that. I'm in ORYGUN. Vote by mail. NT
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143tbone Donating Member (468 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:19 PM
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8. Get ready to get out on the streets--immediately--
if they steal the election.
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damonm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:19 PM
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9. If it's feel-good you need, then...
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:21 PM
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14. Thanks, I needed that
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:41 PM
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27. Thank you!
Sometimes it just gets overwhelming.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:20 PM
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11. i'm stressed and uber pissed.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:20 PM
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13. Uh, ok.
Edited on Tue Oct-14-08 12:20 PM by Drunken Irishman
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:21 PM
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15. Here, our emergency kit....



Has he let us down yet?

Or more importantly, have the American people let him down yet?

Keep ya chin up kid.
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crankychatter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:23 PM
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18. that's my wallpaper - nt
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:37 PM
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24. It's my ACTUAL wallpaper, all over my house!!!
:silly:
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:50 PM
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29. I think it's about time -
This became my desktop. No, he hasn't let us down.


I hope and pray WE don't let him down as well. (Americans, not DU.)

I think this may have something to do with the fact my son, my oldest, turned 18 Yesterday. He wanted a Tattoo for two years- had it picked out and everything. (It's a combination wolf,raven totem...it's beautiful)



I saved up for it, and managed to get it for him but after I didn't even have a buck fifty to get him a card. He hugged me really tight (After sitting there for almost 2 hours) and said "Mama this is the best, lasting present you could have gotten me. Just think, when I get hitched and have a baby- that baby will be up on my shoulder and seeing your gift to me."

I cried like an idiot.

He's joining the Navy this summer after graduation :( I don't know what I would do if it was CIC McCain instead of Obama.

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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:59 PM
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37. Its going to be okay...
We are going to win this, a little green tea and honey might help.. but it is going to be okay.. I think we all get the stomach dropping flutters from time to time. You are not alone!!
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:22 PM
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16. What news articles did you search
for heaven's sake?


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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:22 PM
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17. Do you have an hour or two to spare?
You could make some phone calls for the campaign, then you wouldn't feel so stressed. I think you feel that you have no control over what happens, but you do. Working toward our goal would make you feel better.
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:25 PM
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19. I'm worried, too. What's McCain going to do when he loses? What if the depression
kills him, or causes some of his health problems to flare up? What if Palin goes broke and has to do a Playboy spread? What if the voters like Obama so much that he's a shoe-in for 2012, and that causes him to relax and fall into a sophomore slump? What if the rest of the world is so happy with the choice that stock markets soar to dangerous heights again? How are we going to stay united when the troops come home and we don't have Iraq to unite us anymore? What's going to happen when we begin building better levee and flood control systems in New Orleans and other coastal regions, and the regions devastated by natural disasters become thriving parts of the economy again, while an investment in green technology stimulates production and research, causing job and wage growth to explode, generating enough extra income to wipe out the deficit in five years and leave us with a surplus to invest in our infrastructure and education system? What happens when we have cleaner air, a real health care system, safer monetary infrastructures, and a government that can respond to emergencies without simply bombing something?

We have been so united in outrage, will we know how to unite in victory? That's my concern. But I beat on.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:38 PM
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25. ........
:thumbsup: :hi:
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Hell Hath No Fury Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:26 PM
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20. Something to help you --
Edited on Tue Oct-14-08 12:30 PM by Hell Hath No Fury
This is something I posted here on DU back on January 17, 2007.


"I wanted to share something that happened to me when I was watching the Democratic Convention that featured Barrack Obama as a speaker.

First, I should say that I regularly have these "flashes" of future information -- just a little internal voice that will give me a declarative statement that will later turn out to be true. I think the weirdest one I ever got was during a pre-release screening of "Ghost". When Whoopi Goldberg first came on screen, my little voice said, "She is going to win the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for this." Even as I listened to the little voice, I thought to myself, "That is fucking crazy!"

Well, it turned out it wasn't that crazy after all.

Another time, I was coming home after a very long day of work and parked my car on the side of my house instead of putting it in the driveway like I normally do. The little voice told me I needed to move the car to the driveway, but I was too tired to move the garbage cans from the drive. So I left it there. The next morning I wake to find my car had been stolen and that it was totaled in a hit and run accident.

I have learned the hard way to pay attention to the little voice. :)

So, fastforward -- I am watching the convention. Obama is introduced and starts to walk out onto the stage. I have never heard of him, have no idea who he is or what he stands for. Before he even speaks, that little voice says to me, "This man is going to be the first black President of the United States." Clear as a bell.

With Obama's announcement he has formed an exploratory committee, I am thinking back to that flash. A lot.

Was his Presidency supposed to be 2008 or some future date? I have no idea, there was no indication of that in my flash.

But I will be watching the next two (four? eight?) years with extra interest."



This is the nost relaxed I have been about an election in years! :D

On edit: a friend was there with me at the time, and I turned to tell him about the flash I had. We talk about it a lot these days. :D
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:39 PM
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26. I am impressed....
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:54 PM
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33. ...
:hug:

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ps1074 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:28 PM
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21. Look here

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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:31 PM
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22. Next Monday is the 35th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre.
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GalleryGod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:33 PM
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23. Don't Be Faint of heart,Now!!!! Just ride to the sound of gunfire!
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SpookyCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:47 PM
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28. It's ok...I think we all feel some stress to one degree or another.
Edited on Tue Oct-14-08 12:48 PM by SpookyCat
I know I do. :hug:

What helps for me is

- working on getting O elected
- being with my friends and family
- getting out of GD : P and going to the Photography group (they are nice there!)
- laughing as much as I can!

I made a mistake a while ago and tried to encapsulate the last 8 years, esp the last few to my sister, who has been paying very little attention, as it turns out. So going through everything, up to and including telling her I will not be a good german, and exactly what I mean by that...it freaked me right the hell out. I realized and said out loud for the first time that I will fight and die if it came to that. And I mean that.

However....

Truly I don't think it will. I think this is all sound and fury as they say.

*****************************************

Oh, hey, here's something fun we're gonna do....

I realized that since the election is Nov 4, the day after is Guy Fawkes Day!!!

Sooo, my friends and I are going to make tiny effigies of all the war criminals, and burn them in my fireplace on November 5th! "remember...remember!"

If you're near SF...you should come by! I'll even save shrub for you, kay? :evilgrin:

Edit to take out misplaced smilie....
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:53 PM
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30. That made my day-


I'll make a shrub of my own, NC is a little too far to travel :p

Upthread I posted why it seems to be hitting me so hard. I just wish I could shake it. My kids are my WORLD.
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:53 PM
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31. This calls for LOL cats.




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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:54 PM
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34. :D

Thank you.
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Zuiderelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:57 PM
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36. Good idea...
Edited on Tue Oct-14-08 12:58 PM by PelosiFan








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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 01:52 PM
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40. LOVED 1 and 2!!!
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Mother Of Four Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 12:55 PM
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35. Just wanted to say-


I'm so glad I found this place-

You guys are the absolute best.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 01:07 PM
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38. In the words of the immortal Bob Marley...
every little thing is gonna be alright.
Go do some yoga or something...or exercise. It will help.
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Born_A_Truman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-14-08 01:14 PM
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39. Watch his acceptance speech
Volunteer! I'm going to Nevada this weekend for the Drive for Change. I have been volunteering here in California with the local Democrat club registering voters. If we all do something it will help.
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