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08 November 2006 @ 09:44 pm
You Know You're a Democracy Geek When...  
...You tear up while voting.

...The woman handing out "I Voted!" stickers comments on the size of your smile as you feed your ballot into the little, electronic ballot-eating machine.

...The first thing you do this morning upon waking is tune in to NPR to find out if the Dems took the House.

...You cheer Nancy Pelosi at 6:02am.

...The first thing you do when getting to work is draw a political cartoon on the white board in your office, depicting a crying, red elephant and a dancing, blue donkey shouting "We in da HOUSE!!"

...After learning that Rumsfeld resigned, you look out your office window to see if angels are appearing in the sky.

...The last thing you do before going to bed tonight is check your Fantasy Congress team to see if they've updated the lists with the new members.

...You actually have a Fantasy Congress team.

...You thought up this list.

Love to all!

Erin
 
 
Current Location: my basement apartment
My State of Mind: sleepysleepy
 
 
 
eclecticfan: kissing libertyeclecticfan on November 9th, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)
ahhh, political geeky joy to you too!

it was a good day - let's just hope the dems actually do something (or at least attempt to do something, the shrub is still there) like:

* rescind the tax cuts to the wealthy

* get the hell out of everyone's bedrooms

* force the FDA, CDC and other federal departments to follow science and not religion

* clean up the environment

* bring the oil companies under control - like making them pay to drill in the Gulf of Mexico andnot giving them a freebie

* restore Habeas Corpus

off the top of my head, this seems to me to be a good way to spend two years
Catebabydykecate on November 9th, 2006 08:33 am (UTC)
Good to know I wasn't the only one :). I voted for the first time yesterday (indeed, I am that young). We had our own little miracle in Missouri, electing a Democrat for the Senate. Only 2 Democrats won in my home town, but I was out at the polls handing out info. I am so excited, tomorrow I go to the National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce's Confenece in Kansas City. :) Cate
Shut up and smile: TV; The Daily Show; governmental responsmorningafter2 on November 9th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
...The first thing you do this morning upon waking is tune in to NPR to find out if the Dems took the House.

Check, and seeing as how I'm the first one awake in my family, they all knew without having to turn on the radio. :p

...You cheer Nancy Pelosi at 6:02am.

Saying up late or waking up early? Because I did the latter.

...The first thing you do when getting to work is draw a political cartoon on the white board in your office, depicting a crying, red elephant and a dancing, blue donkey shouting "We in da HOUSE!!"

Not exactly, but there were little donkeys in the margins of all my papers that day.

I was pretty bummed out because I'm still too young to vote, but I tagged along with my parents anyway just so I could say I was there. XP

We had a minor miracle up here in New Hampshire, too. We're usually a pretty conservative Republican state. Now, I don't believe a single Democrat lost their race in our state. Celebrations must be had by all!
Lishesquelishesque on November 9th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeee! So happy. :) We should party like it's 1999. Sure feels like it.

I procrastinated for so many hours reading the election coverage instead of doing my essays. I'm so proud of America. :)
Shit: marissa coffeeshitashii on November 14th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Dude. Amazing. First of all I also have a Fantasy Congress team. Rock on. Greatest thing ever created, no joke. Secondly I didn't sleep on election night because I kept refreshing my senate results every two minutes waiting for Virgina to figure itself out. Also no joke. Not a wink of sleep.

I also had a West Wing marathon party with a friend in celebration of election day. We watched all the key election-related episodes.

Now, this could be a result of the fact that I'm a student of political science. However, many of my PoliSci friends think I'm far too obsessive so that just confirms my overwhelming nerdiness.