This vestibule smells like a dirty diaper.

November 4, 2008

In the final hours before the election is finally concluded, I found myself perusing the news sites for updates, interesting facts, whatever. What I found most interesting about this adventure in news hunting was the lack of actual news. “Record amounts of voters” etc and so forth are the headlines. As much as I’m interested in this election, is there just nothing else going on? Even The Times isn’t reporting much of anything else except for this election. Is there a cease fire in Iraq today? Did we put our failing economy on hold?
I suppose I’m just overwhelmed by the saturation. I understand that this is “election day” but let’s get real, what is really going to happen pre-6 pm EST? I guess I have kind of reached my limit on how much election stuff I can take. I voted over a week ago (YEAH OREGON ABSENTEEEEE!) but I’m ready for it to be over. I’m ready for the New York Times to feature something else on their homepage. I’m ready for people’s facebook statuses to be more mindless and entertaining.
I know life isn’t going back to normal after this election. A lot of things are going to change, and I’m not sure if they’re necessarily good. I really fear for Barack whether he wins or loses because some of the hatred he’s up against could turn into violence. As forward-thinking as we like to believe this country is sometimes, there is a lot of backwards bullshit that will make it hard for everyone.

I’m really not sure what I’m talking about anymore. And in fact, I just got a slew of text messages that have made a lot of things much more confusing and hooooly crap now I’m very confused and in a… black hole.

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