11/3/08

What I Plan On Doing Nov. 4th, 2008


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59 comments:

The Creative Type said...

Now that sounds like a plan!!!!

happydays525 said...

Please do!!!!!!!!! =)

Danielle said...

I couldn't vote for someone who thinks it's okay to kill babies.

julio n carla said...

i couldn't say it better myself! love the image! & we def NEED change!

RachelDenbow said...

I'm not sure he thinks its okay to kill babies.

Anonymous said...

Actually, he does think it's okay to let a baby die and not try to save it's life when a botched abortion results in a live birth. He was only one of a few that voted for that. How could you support someone like that? He is friends with communists and terrorists. People are selling their souls for free health care and no taxes.. Everything has a price tag, baby. Especially socialism.

Niella said...

Hi Rachel:)

We're days away from our elections too.

Its so important to vote!

xx's.

Bekka said...

Hooray for the fact that we each have the right to cast a vote for the person we want to lead for the next four years!

I'm absolutely giddy about voting tomorrow, and seeing how everything plays out! I might have trouble falling asleep tonight. :D Happy voting!

hollysarah said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing the results too. Being a canadian I don't get to vote obviously, but I know that the decision will affect our country too.
(good choice Rachel)

smauge said...

Yes please! As someone (in Australia) who cannot vote but will be affected by the outcome (US are our close allies) pleeeeease vote Obama! Enough of the insane presidents already!
ps. voting is compulsory here - shame it isn't in the US too.

smauge said...

ps. I wonder how many babies have died in Iraq?...mmm...
How many babies have died due to lack of a "socialist" health care system?...mmm...
We have a so called socialist health care system here and I can't tell you how many times it has saved my and my babies lives.
SORRY FOR THE BLOG HIJACK RACHAEL! GOOD LUCK FOR THE 4TH!

RachelDenbow said...

I appreciate the comments and know this is an emotionally charged topic to post about. I welcome any comments that are thoughtful and reflective.
Any comments that turn hateful will probably be deleted.

Thanks for understanding.

Veronica said...

dito.

The Design Experiment said...

Great Choice!

My Kindergartner voted in his school's mock election today, and was so PROUD to vote for Obama! I love how even a 5 year old is interested in this election!

I'll be voting for change tomorrow too!

Obama '08!!!!

-Emily

Veronica said...

Wow. Just went back and read all the comments. Who knew this FREEDOM to express who YOU choose to vote for would cause such ignorant comments. Chill out!

Quiet Violet said...

I voted for Obama, too! Wahoobie! (Absentee ballots are SO worth it!)


I got my Obama pin two days ago in the mail... a wee bit later than I wanted, but hey.. can't complain!


To everyone... abortion is a big topic, make sure you know what you're getting into when you bring it up!

Sue said...

if I was an American I'd be definately voting Obama. What a great change to the whole world it will be.
Sue-Australia

Bridget said...

Way to rock the vote! I hope you had a chance to see him at the rally on Saturday here in Springfield. He was great!

Danielle said...

I'm sorry to have stirred up unkind comments on your blog. I'm just surprised at how many people think that they can decided if a child in the womb is really a living person or not. I have many friends and family members who have had abortions (none of which had the abortion for the sake of their health). I'm not against these individuals. I'm against legislating the death of the unborn.

RachelDenbow said...

Bridget,
We did make it to the rally! I will always remember that night and the feeling of being in that stadium with so many other hopeful people!

Danielle,
No, don't be sorry. I knew the readers of this blog came from both parties when I posted and I appreciate the dialogue that can take place over such issues.

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

If it makes any difference, abortion should really be a non-issue in this election. Abortion will not be illegalized with McCain/Palin nor will it be furthered by Obama/Biden...
WIth that said, I am pro-life Christian who is voting for Obama because of the top 3 issues that WILL be taken care of in the next four years: Taxes, War, and Health Care. In this case, the choice is a no-brainer for Obama and the masses of people who will benefit from a "socialist" health care (may I remind you, our libraries, public schools, firefighters, and police officers are "socialist" programs as they benefit the entire community and I don't see anyone complaining!).
For those who are (still) on the fence, go to FactCheck.org which gives the truth (good and bad) on both candidates for a truly informed opinion.
Sarah

RachelDenbow said...

Sarah,
I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

Had issues posting- hope this doesn't show up twice!

Well... as my dad says (and I have to agree with him) that he may LIKE Obama, and think he is good chance at change... but if someone believes that it is OK to kill a innocent child... what else will he think is ok to do?

How can being ok with the "choice" of killing a baby, at ANY time (aka "Pro-Choice") be any stronger of a indication of someones moral Compass?

I'm sorry- I like the guy! I think that he is well spoken and has good ideas... but I need someones moral compass to point in a moral direction- no matter how smooth he can talk.
If it was not for that- I would vote for him.... but to each his own.

Some people believe in "no war", "good Economy" "Change".... whatever... I believe in "Pro-life" and that to ME is the Moral Standard that I hold my vote too...

RachelDenbow said...

Good for you for knowing what you believe, anonymous.
Feel free to own your opinion today and also post your name.

Safo said...

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
Its so important to vote!

Safo from France :))

Lauren Z said...

Thanks Rachel-
I should have posted my name- but I had issues with it working, so I picked the Anon button instead... (oh, and I was not the Anon person who posted #6!)

If it makes anyone feel better- I do not like McCain either. I was pretty insulted with the Palin thing (what- just becasue she is a woman means that I should vote for you?! That is just sexist!)

But I think that I am going to to Vote on local matters, and Senate items, but leave the Prez to other people. I would hate to "cancel out" someones vote who is passionate about Obama or McCain, when all I feel is ... well.. indiffrence to either of them. I am not happy with the choice of them, so I will choose to not choose :)
I will leave the people who are passionate voters to pick who they like, and I will stick to Civic and Senate Matters :)

Lacey said...

As a mother of 2 boys I don't believe in abortion but I also don't think that I have the right to decide what someone does with their body. That's between them and God.

I waited in line for 3, yes 3 hours to vote this morning and I can't wait to see where Obama will take us!!

RachelDenbow said...

Thanks for posting, Lauren. I appreciate that you're getting out to vote even if you're only voting for civic and local issues.

Anonymous said...

Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment - Matt 5:21

Thou shalt not kill. - Exd 20:13

~~~~~~~
I don't know about you, but that spells it out pretty well. As for it being between them and God- well I think that we know where He stands on the issue- and if it is good enough for Him- it is good enough for me......

Kelly in NH

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

hugs.

RachelDenbow said...

Before we include scripture to back up our beliefs, lets think about how 'thou shalt not kill' pertains to other issues that we're voting on.

Its easy to over simplify if we want to.

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

Rachel, I had to come back and say kudos for keeping the calm through the discourse here in the comments. A few minutes ago, all I could muster up was "hugs" because I was feeling saddened and frustrated by some of the comments posted.

I know we won't all ever agree on everything and what makes America great is that we ALL have the right to vote and that's the best way to make our views and desires heard, negative comments left on the blog of a real sweet lady (yes you Rach!) aren't much help.

This election has made me feel a sense of community like none before, I feel closer to ALL Americans and feel more like a citizen of a nation, not a member of a political party. What brings me back to center is remembering that we are all in this together, all part of a greater community working together, and in our hearts we want whats best for each and every one who calls this great nation Home.

Anonymous said...

I also voted for Obama! In regards to some stupid comments that he has ties to terrorist and such is so ignorant. Just admit your a racist and that is your lame excuse. He is not a baby killer, abortion is LEGAL wither anyone likes it or not, Roe vs Wade can not be deleted, it is what it is. No one likes the thought of babies dying. I dont like the thought of animals or babies not getting a chance. Get out and be a change maker - adopt a US unwanted child!

Anonymous said...

brett's offer was too good to be true. I feel like i am making the world a better place today.... SKINNYYYY JEANS!!!!


els

EverySpark said...

YAAAAAAAAY! I am so excited to be a part of history today. We will be telling our babies and grandbabies about this one day.

Cath said...

Can you tell what it's the camera you use? :D

RachelDenbow said...

Cath,
I use a Canon Rebel XT.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the ONLY HOPE forward - McCain represents (ongoing) disaster. My husband and I are keeping our finger's crossed and eagerly awaiting the results of your country. It's amazing what propaganda people have believed and are still believing.
Helen AUSTRALIA.

Jamie D said...

yes!
voted for change today! so excited/nervous to see the results come in!!

also, to add to the discussion...a woman at my church was researching the issue of abortion and actually found that abortions have decreased with democratic "pro-choice" presidents.

thought that was interesting!

Jamie D said...

yes!
voted for change today! so excited/nervous to see the results come in!!

also, to add to the discussion...a woman at my church was researching the issue of abortion and actually found that abortions have decreased with democratic "pro-choice" presidents.

thought that was interesting!

Anonymous said...

Kelly from NH, it is not necessary to quote scripture.

I don't like it when people want to voice their opinions and then refer to God's Law. It is not fair. The Holy Bible is not written to be used like that!

We all know His law is above anything else, so when you quote it, do so in the most lovingly and respectful way you can. Not whenever you feel the need to be RIGHT.

Kat, NYC, NY

RachelDenbow said...

Kat,
That was refreshing. Thanks.

dainjb said...

i was a little sad about not heading to the polls today, but i sent in my absentee a few weeks ago ... obama for the win i hope!

interesting discussions above. it's also important to remember that not everyone believes in the same god or the same bible, and we, as humans, shouldn't really be judging our fellow men & women on our OWN beliefs (did that make sense?) ... believe whatever you want, i just don't think it's our place to discriminate based on those beliefs.

anxiously waiting the results,
dain

photography4me said...

I was really excited about voting for change today and cant wait to see what happens. It took me a while to make my decision. I know the abortion topic is really big on here and nobody wants to see babies die. But there are many issues going on this world today that need changing. Thats why I voted Obama.

Divine in the Daily (& emj photos) said...

The comments here are fascinating. I'm glad i figured out Rachel's facebook update that led me here.

I love that people have opinions and that we can take them to the voting booth and type them on blogs!

I voted for Mcain/Palin today. I have some reasons, here are couple.

1. Executive Experience. Obama's lack of it on any level concerns me. 2. On a fundamental level, I prefer less government over more government... i tend to lean republican with this ideology.

RachelDenbow said...

Good to see you here, Joe.
Thanks for your contribution. Tell the family we said hi!

Kristin said...

I don't really like socialism or bread lines...so I voted for McCain. But history always seems to repeat itself.

RachelDenbow said...

I'm sure you won't have to worry about those either way.

Meghan said...

Barack DOES NOT believe in killing babies. He actually introduced the Preventing Stillbirth and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Act of 2008. He isn't a terrorist and also before you start running your mouth you should actually google socialism.

RachelDenbow said...

YEEHAW!!!!!

Karen (teinture) said...

Hi Rachel :)

Even though I am not American, I have been following the election campaign in the US and wanted to chyme in here.

In our fairly recent elections in Australia, we had a very similar pre-election to you guys. The same issues that Obama has focused on in his campaign were the ones that concerned Australians with our party that was in power (National/Liberal coalition), a party that had been in power for a few terms. Our ex-prime minister, Mr. John Howward, was actually very good friends with Mr. Bush so his approval rating was through the floor (and subsequently was beaten at the election by a historical margin)!

Anyway, Australia was ready for a change...and we voted in Mr. Kevin Rudd. Younger. More progressive. In tune with what the public wanted and needed in Australia. Since being elected, Kevin Rudd has reformed our tax system some already. He is doing something about fixing our health care system. He abolished workplace agreements which were introduced by John Howard, (this was a system which saw huge job losses in major industries throughout the country), so now people have some job security again. He signed off on the Kyoto protocol (regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions). He has pledged to stop killing of Humpback whales altogether by the Japanese in the Antarctic. He SET A DATE for our troops to be pulled out of Iraq! Upon the worsening of the global economic crisis, he launched a plan for our country which will see all pensioners and low to middle income families receive a bonus of $1400 per pensioner, or $1000 per child to parents of said families on December 8th aimed to stimulate our economy and soften the impact that the crisis will have on our economy. These are all issues which our former PM would NOT address.

Like Smauge said, even though voting is compulsory here, I feel so PROUD to be an Australian and have voted in Kevin Rudd and had a hand in making our country a better place to live in :)

So, in all, I just wanted to show that change for the better CAN happen! I truly hope that Obama can change America for the better and bring peace and good things to your nation.

Karen xx

P.S. I don't really think that it's right for anyone to judge another's reasons for having an abortion. I have never had an abortion but I do know what it is like to miscarry. It's just not fair to judge someone for aborting their baby unless you have been in that woman's shoes. Judging another like that just doesn't sit right with me. Not intending to offend, just my opinion :) Thanks for this discussion Rachel!

RachelDenbow said...

I hope we can all have some confidence in the next four years. Even though I know its disappointing for so many people that Obama is our next president, I think there are good things in store for all of us.

Thanks for participating in the dialogue on today's post. It was a bit of a step out there to post something that even most of my family disagree with but I'm practicing being honest, no matter how others view it.

I'm off to celebrate!

Quiet Violet said...

We have a new President! Who wants to happy-dance with me?!

Stache said...

Yay President Elect Barack Obama! I'm dancing and full of champagne.

Anonymous said...

Obama is the antichrist

joke

J for Jendetta said...

Hi Rachel!

You really are a gem! I really appreciate how you have shown that you read these comments carefully and provide thoughtful, and tactful responses. Discourse is so important, and it is too easy for people to become overzealous or allow their emotions to supersede their verbal filters. As someone who is pro-choice, I tell others that NO ONE claims to be PRO-DEATH, and it could be fair to think that in times of war, some of our former presidents or hopefuls partook in questionable behaviors while overseas...that is not for us to know or to judge unless we are witnesses. How do we ever really know if a candidate is the right one or is a good person?

I am sad to say that I am not shocked at many of the extreme responses in the public. It is hard to mix politics and emotions without eventually feeling cheated. This is what makes democracy-- and most people confuse socialism with communism. Thanks for letting me release! Blessings to ALL, and Rachel, you rock!

-->Jenn

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Anonymous said...

Yeah, I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car or paying my mortgage...Obama won. I can't wait until the govenrment forces...hmm, a nicer way to put it...forcefully offers my 3 year old to go to school. I never could stand homeschooler's, can't wait until that's a thing of the past. Jermiah Wright is so charismatic, what a forceful speaker. Michelle Obama is finally proud of America. Bill Ayers is sorry that he's a terrorist who bombed America...oh, no wait once I looked up factual info. I see that I've got that one wrong, he really did bomb American interests, we'll just have ignore that bit. Since I only need to worry about what *I* want, it's in the above comments, thanks for that freedom from any moral ties or responsibilities for my actions. Any way since I only have to worry abot what I want, I won't have to worry about the unwanted tortured, murdered souls of the babies left to die alone after botched partial-birth abortions, I mean they were unwanted..who cares if we throw them away? Obama voted for this time and again. If fair journalsits like on ABC CBS, shows like The View,(nice ladies), heck even Oprah doesn't want to touch this subject and this is going on in her hometown and Obama's political stomping ground. Oh yay for the comments from anyone from France, Denmark, or the like...it's easy for me to not have to admit that your country has become a violent muslim territory. Some of your women can't go out without the threat of death, but hey our media here doesn't seem to care, so why should I? I suppose it's a father's right to murder his daughter if she disgraces his family for not wearing what he wants her to. Oh and I can't wait until everyone starts to pay higher taxes, it's patriotic. Now I don't have to worry about my 28 year old brother refusing to get a job...share the wealth baby! He can take a bigger part of the money some of you slave away all day to earn for his cause. Oh and if the terrorists decide that they don't want to sit down to tea with obama, that bobming is more affective, I won't have to worry. I mean I don't even live in New York. The airplanes that were used to destroy all of those lives never really came close to me. Heck, if any more attacks come America's way, it probably won't even happen near my city. Besides other people, you know, old people fought for my freedom and those battles are still keeping me safe. Look at how many people fought for causes in America's past. The Civil War ring a bell? Anyway, if you're up to doing research on these matters, checking many different reporting agencies, even ones with opinions different than yours may lead to the truth. I double dog dare you to read Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Neal Boortz, or Sean Hannity's blogs for a few weeks. I'm not daring you to believe what they say, I mean they all have differing political viewpoints, just asking you to look beyond the biased journalism that refuses to report the full spectrum of the issues. Now I'm reeady for the peaceful and loving response.

RachelDenbow said...

thanks for your input. I wish you didn't feel you had to remain anonymous.

I'm closing comments after this thoughtful response.