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29 October 2008 @ 08:23 pm
An Open Letter to Certain Celebrities  

Dear those of you Famous People Whose Opinions Really Matter who offered to leave the country (or even the planet, oh my!) if the Republicans win another election:

Ha ha, nice try.  We've been waiting for you to leave for 8 years, and so far, no such luck.  But given that Obama has a comfortable Gallup margin over McCain, which he's steadily increased since the end of September, there's a strong likelihood that we'll have a government just plumb FULL of Democrats very soon, and then, why, you won't want to leave at all.

I don't suppose any of you would threaten to leave the country for just a few days until the results are all in?  We've waited this long.  Couldn't you just emigrate a tiny bit?  You'd be a little late, but it's the thought that counts.  You can even vote first if you like.

Pleeeeeeease?  I mean, this is really unfair.  Three election campaigns absolutely flooded with threats of mass Idiot Emigration, and you're still here.  Don't you think that's carrying flirting a bit far?

Much love, squeezes and Republican kisses (the bleach is in the basement, darlings),
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Rainhypnagogie on October 30th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
*stare* You're a Republican? How did I not know this? This election is really surprising me about my friends list. :)
Wiseacreewin on October 30th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
I'm really a Libertarian, but they never give me a candidate. :)

I vote Republican because of Iraq. Most people don't know I'm one because I'm socially liberal. Most of my friends don't know I'm one because I have all of my teeth and don't suck the blood of innocents by the light of the full moon.

(Not that I'm bitter or anything, but there's a reason why I've been off lj for awhile.)
Rainhypnagogie on October 30th, 2008 12:42 am (UTC)
Yikes, we should not discuss Iraq. :) I am relieved that you're really a libertarian, that makes me feel a little better - most of my roots are in the libertarian party. I think I've grown into a democrat for the most part - I believe in libertarianism as a theory but I've come to believe it's a nice system that only works with responsible people, and people aren't very responsible, so it wouldn't work all that well in practice. I can respect other ways of seeing it though.

I still loves ya. *hugs* :)
Wiseacreewin on October 30th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Thanks... *hugs* Still loves you too.
Lion's Denannbonny on October 31st, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)

BWAHAHAHAHA! *the freak of nature runs howling off into the moonlight...*

MASHFanficChick: Peacemashfanficchick on October 30th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Aw! *hugs you* You know I don't agree with your politics to a large degree, but I hope you also know that I ABSOLUTELY support your right to vote for whomever you want to WITHOUT BEING HASSLED FOR IT. (Teased, yes, maybe, but only because I think ALL the candidates deserve to be made fun of, because I think that no person is above occasional mockery. But not hassled, harassed, bothered, or otherwise assaulted, verbally or physically.)

That said...I only jokingly threatened to move when Bush was elected. I was kidding, and everyone knew I was kidding. It was sort of a "Wow, I dislike him so much that..." kind of a joke. Maybe it wasn't that funny, but I WAS kidding. And I'm not even jokingly considering it this time; for all the faults I believe McCain has, I honestly believe that he's a good man, and probably would not make too awful a president. Especially considering that I don't think Obama is such great shakes, either. (It's a fallacy that we Liberals all love him. A lot of us think he's cute, but cute does not a president make.) HOWEVER. If Palin becomes not vice-president, but president, I WILL do everything in my power to leave here, and I would hope that you would support me in that, even if you didn't agree with my choice, the same way I support your political endeavors, even when they go contrary to mine. Because Palin scares me, in a way similar to how Bush scared me, but worse. I honestly fear for my rights, rights that I take advantage of every day (including--and this first became an issue for me after Bush had already been elected--the right to have a relationship with a person of the gender of my choosing). So yeah, make fun of the people making empty (and empty-headed) threats all you like...but please also consider that some of us really are serious, and therefore should be taken seriously.

(And for the record...yeah, I know you were talking about Famous People. But it's a really short step from Famous People to Not-Famous Stubborn People. Just saying.)

*this comment temporarily without appropriate icon, because my computer sucks and is not letting me get into my icon page*
Wiseacreewin on October 30th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
And for the record, I'd be greatly disappointed to lose you, and your opinion matters to me.

Heidi Klum I can live without. But she just won't take the hint!
MASHFanficChick: Aw Shucks (Hutch)mashfanficchick on October 30th, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Aww! *hugs you again* That means so much to me. Really, honestly, it does!
Радаdigitalemur on October 30th, 2008 03:21 am (UTC)
*hug* It'll be over in a week or so (yeah, I know it takes a few days to wind down after the election). And goshdarnit I have been making the moving to Canada remark since 1998, and I know I'll never go. *sigh*
Wiseacreewin on October 30th, 2008 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, not that I want YOU to go, but you probably should visit at some point, I hear it's nice. ;)
Радаdigitalemur on October 30th, 2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
I go whenever I can, actually. I mean, I only live 5 hours from Montreal, it's a weekend jaunt! Or it would be if the exchange rate were more favorable. D12 and I did a road trip up there in 2001 when the Loonie cost 75 of our cents, and I got spoiled for them days. Nowadays it's nearly 1:1, and I dealt with it in order to go to Vancouver last June after my conf in Seattle, but oy, I can't afford to do it again right now.

If you ever wanna come up and roadtrip to Montreal, lemme know! You'd need ID first, though, and I forget whether they've gone to requiring passports for the land borders yet....

Edited at 2008-10-30 12:51 pm (UTC)
J.D.arasirsul on October 30th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
They do in fact require passports for the land borders. I made a trip up to Montreal about a year ago and got carded... and inspected... at the border.