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Obama 2012

7 Nov

Well done, America, you didn’t fuck it up. Although Florida, seriously, it’s been 24 hours. Get it together.

Scenes from a bar abroad:

Election 2012

24 Oct

I just sent in my absentee ballot yesterday. No surprises on who I put down for President. It’s amazing how giddy I was at the post office. Many thanks to Democrats Abroad, who clarified what paperwork needed to be done.

Remember, early voting has probably already started in your state! Get out and vote!



The View From Abroad

10 Oct

I was walking with some friends the other day when I came across this advertisement on a newsstand. The main article is what caught my eye.

For those of us who don’t speak French, it’s titled “Romney the Alien: millionaire, Mormon, bumbler.”

This is a pretty accurate view of the Mittster in the international media. From what I’ve gathered*, most people are a little worried about Romney becoming president and hope Obama carries off this election.

I lived abroad during the Bush years – during Katrina, as a matter of fact – as well as during Obama’s tenure.  Frankly, I was sort of getting used to not being embarrassed about our democratically elected leader. So for all of you who aren’t planning to vote, think again. Because this is your most important civic duty.

And for god’s sake, pick the guy who isn’t going to make us look like idiots on the world’s stage.




*In the wholly unbiased and random polling of female au pairs in Paris, aged 18-27. Very scientifically sound, I know.

Marriage Equality for All!

16 May

I know, I’m late to the party. But I still have all sorts of FEELINGS on the whole matter. Mostly, pride. Once again, Barack Obama proves that he totally deserves my vote.

Of course, this historic announcement is tempered by a bit of cynicism and reality. The inestimable Jay Smooth of Ill Doctrine lays it all out.

On the whole, I’m still pretty positive about the whole thing. I mean, as a cisgendered woman with no real interest in marriage, I really don’t have a dog in this fight, but I can recognize the steps forward and cheer anyways.