Friday, August 29, 2008
You're The One That I Want
i emailed a friend, and decided to just post some of it:
i haven't yelled and cried and cheered and clapped and affirmed to someone evangelizing on tv in who knows how long, if ever. i used to be much more interested and involved in politics. i miss those family debates and discussions. a mix of rep and dem in my family. i got burnt on george w. bush, and complete crap news programs repeating the same bs all the time. for all these years. i became dead and somewhat uninterested after that (still always voting though) because it was always the same for so many years. dismal.
i am completely changed and so glad i dvr'd the convention because i have to watch it again this weekend and i am sure again after that. we are living in a most amazing time in history and i am sure as hell not taking that for granted! i always wished to have been alive during Martin Luther King, Jr and JFK's time. this is as close as it gets.
al gore was amazing. to hear him speak, i could not help but unconsciously compare george w to him. pathetic comparison. ultimately gore likely did more for world good in some sense by losing, but our country has been so impacted by the depression george w bush put us through, from finances to the overall depressed mood. there is too much anger. too many people suffering. too many people without hope. too many lives needlessly lost to war.
i feel like obama can make people proud to be americans again both in our own country amongst ourselves and our outward perception. i don't want to be ashamed of our leader or feel apologetic for being american.
this is what is real. this is what is important. i feel obama truly transcends race and parties. i was very surprised they really "went" for it on certain subjects and basically called out mccain, but in a really smart and honest way. i see he is a strong man. he seems more "real." if you close your eyes and listen, his accent sometimes is like a classic cowboy gentleman ;) now i am making my biz to investigate joe biden.
was happy to host a mini democratic national convention viewing party complete with burgers and freedom fries! to share this with others is priceless.
i am so happy it was on mlk jr's anniversary and so happy this is a patriotic weekend. i am going to buy a flag....
today is about classic american music. dancing. a renewed energy. not being lazy. love for all. red white and blue. i swear i almost want to be very typically american. wear levis. eat meat, smoke, and wear cowboy boots ;)
and a little more....
love your fellow humans people. be kind to one another. don't take people for granted who are good in your life. smile. care. be understanding and compassionate. keep your glass half-full. life is too short for anything less.
and REGISTER TO VOTE!
(listening to Olivia Newton John & Travolta-Grease Soundtrack. "You're The One That I Want" ;)