for real. i am counting the days till nov. 4.
i have been pretty fed up with the presidential election since about oh...2007. both mccain and obama just mudsling at each other the whole time; i'm so tired of it. i'm sick of the media throwing in their two cents, which is usually a completely biased two cents in either direction, depending on which channel you're watching.
but of course this election hits a little closer to home than usual thanks to our campaigning efforts for prop 8 (yes, i'm still voting YES). i hate how the "yes" voters have come to be known as intolerant, hate-filled people who don't want equality for all -- when in fact WE DO. it's not easy for me to get all activist and outspoken about this stuff because i'm not normally like that, but i will stand up for what i believe -- and that is the fact that children, who have no say in which family they are born into, deserve the right to have a mother and a father.
i'm not here to go over my position, though; that's been done. i would however like to say that the prop 8 debate has become riDICulously heated. "yes on prop 8" signs around the state don't even last overnight before they are stolen/vandalized/destroyed. people are being harassed, yelled at, flipped off, threatened. some people choose to wave "vote yes" signs on busy street corners in their towns and drivers come by and yell, jeer, intimidate. last week in fountain valley a group of people were waving signs (which, last time i checked, is not an illegal thing to do nor is it imposing on others) and some apparently-no-voters came and threw BLEACH on them. one of the wavers was a pregnant woman who got covered in bleach.
seriously? this is insane.
groups on both sides of the issue have every bit as much right as the other to express themselves and stand up for what they believe. but MY SIDE is not the one physically attacking people. who's the hater now?