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04 November 2008 @ 09:26 am
politics and paint  
So, we're getting the front trim on our house painted and one of our neighbors commented to the painter that he thought the colors were ugly, then, pointing to the sign in our window, added "Ahhh.. what do you expect! They're voting for Obama!" To which another neighbor responded "Bah! They're from Center City!" So funny.

Actually, we were a little freaked out by the colors too. The plan was light green and dark green, but the finished product looked more like light green and shamrock green. So, now we're not only those damn liberals from Center City, we'll be those damned Irish too (there's a strong Italian-Irish rivalry in South Philly). Oh, I almost forgot they're also mad because we have a tree in front of our house!

My polling place was as empty as I've ever seen it, no line at all. I've had short waits even for mid-term elections there, so this was weird. I wonder if my all too conservative neighbors are staying home? My buddy Scott on the other hand called me from West Philly to let me know he'd been waiting in line to vote for an hour and was expecting to wait another half hour. Go Scott!

Oh yeah, in Cape Cod, I saw this handpainted sign by the side of the road that said "God won't bless America if Obama is elected!" I really should have gotten a picture of it. Or made my own sign that read "I am only concerned about the actual ramifications of my vote, not the imaginary ones."

Can't wait to see how it all turns out. I'll be watching the results come in from in front of the big screen tv in the South Philly Taproom. Don't forget to vote!

Listening to: The Olivia Tremor Control - "Hilltop Procession Momentum G
Jimbpphantom on November 4th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Lol! She's got a letter in her mailbox!
alsnowgrrlalsnowgrrl on November 4th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
I voted over a month ago in Michigan (absentee). I knew I would be here in New Mexico during the election and I didn't want to miss my chance to get my say in! It's funny your polling place was so empty, it seems record numbers are everywhere else.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: comics: xkcd loveassmonkeydiary on November 4th, 2008 03:39 pm (UTC)
Definitely perplexing behavior for a battleground state.
theballadofyoko on November 4th, 2008 03:30 pm (UTC)
I was surprised there wasn't a line, too.

I expect to come home late tonight, and find lipbylipby pacing around the office.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: searle figaroassmonkeydiary on November 4th, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Feel free to join us at the Taproom if you fancy the calming influence of booze!
theballadofyoko on November 4th, 2008 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'm all for the booze, but Lipz is on meds, so I don't want to tempt him. Have a beer for me!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: monkey tattooassmonkeydiary on November 4th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Will do!
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Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on November 4th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, Philly as a whole will vote strongly for Obama, but my neighborhood is fully of old, conservative Catholics.
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Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on November 5th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
My buddy saw the Fox News guy who reported that story walking around his polling place asking white and Asian people if they felt intimidated.
Pallaspallasathene8 on November 4th, 2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
It's just too bad the sort of idiot who would make a sign that says "God won't bless America if Obama is elected!" wouldn't know what the word "ramifications" meant, because that would be a good sign.

And what an adorable little wedgie.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: icegrafassmonkeydiary on November 5th, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
Indeed and indeed!
artysmokes on November 8th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
That's a nice one. Hope sent me here. Now I might never leave. :D
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: guru of badonkadonkassmonkeydiary on November 8th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
Any friend of Hope's is more than welcome!
hopefoothopefoot on November 8th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
I pimped you in a group on flickr that is the closest thing I've found to the chuckleheads. It's here - http://www.flickr.com/groups/passiveaggressive/ - some of the threads are funny. The premises of the group is humor.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on November 8th, 2008 06:43 pm (UTC)