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Breathe In. Breathe Out.

In with the good air.  Out with the bad.



It’s interesting that a Zen Circle is, well, a circle.  A big, beautiful “O”.

Maybe that means something.  At the very least, it’s calming to look at.

Barack Obama is giving a great speech now in Cleveland.  He just this moment had a feedback problem, said “uh oh” (“oh”?  O!) and drummed his hands on the mics – killing the feedback – and kept right on going without missing a beat.  This is in fact the best speech I’ve seen him give in a long time.

Isn’t he tired?  Don’t his feet hurt?

I am.  I’m a steaming pile of runny English pudding.  I’d like to fall asleep for one day twenty three hours fourty-five minutes and open my eyes to see the first returns from the polls.  Today, I have been about as useful as a hot oiled little person at a basketball dunking contest – as productive as a beached humpback whale at a watchmakers’ convention.

Ommmm……  Ommm….  Ommm….



Tomorrow I go canvassing all day. Tuesday I’m going to spend all day driving people to the polls, handing out water to people in line or juggling coconuts to keep them entertained – whatever is most productive.





  1. hootie4170

    …and phone banking for the last two weeks in Western PA.  Sorry for not being around much, but I have chosen to spend all of my extra time making sure my home state goes blue.

    Things are a little rough in Lawrence, Butler, Beaver and Mercer counties.  Many rural areas make it difficult, but I have converted quite a few and convinced many people who normally don’t vote to vote this year.

    I’m convinced we can win Beaver county, keep it close in Mercer county and Butler county (55-45), and Lawrence county will be tough.

    All in all I’m predicting 52-46 Obama in PA.

    I can’t wait to get back here more, but this TIME cannot ever be gotten back and I atleast want to be able to sleep at night knowing I did everything possible to ensure an Obama victory.

    Moose 4 Life!!

  2. GrassrootsOrganizer

    I was planning to go down to Ohio but sat with my decision a bit and decided I needed to do what was right for me.

    So tomorrow and Tuesday I’m working in Detroit.  I can’t stand the thought of any of my AA peeps being denied their chance to vote.

  3. GrassrootsOrganizer

    You know what I’m sick and tired of?

    “as goes Nevada ( Ohio, Pennsylvania, Missouri ) so goes the country.”


    Can we reframe?

    “As goes ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WHO GOES FOR OBAMA (Ohio, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Missouri, North Carolina, Florida) so goes the GD nation already.”


  4. NavyBlueWife

    giving me an ulcer…i may have to go into hibernation until Tuesday around 9PM…this year has sucked for me and my family, and i fear that my curse will extend out to the election…no, i’m not superstitious or anything…

  5. Hollede

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmm. Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooommmmmmmmmm.

    It has been a rough weekend, but I now feel better. Thanks Chris.




  6. alyssa chaos

    the madness will start. [i have to be at my polling place at 6 am!]

    and today will probably be my last time with access/time to do  moosey-related shenanigans.

    I hope you all have an awesome Nov.4, soak it in, you’re watching history unfold….

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