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04 November 2004 @ 07:59 pm
So, how did Weird Al do in the election?  
This is the last thing that I have to say on the elections right now.. I've made my peace, it's over and let's see how the country fares over the next term. Hopefully it's good. When I came into work this morning and mentioned the election, one of my coworkers asked me, "so how did Weird Al do?" Me: ............... *bursts out laughing*. I wonder how many write-in votes he got this time... I just may have to vote for him next time around. <3

I have a very happy nod to Ohio for disbanding the discrimination law, but I don't get it.............. HOW did that law get disbanded (this particular law forbid the creation of a law that forbid discrimination against gays and lesbians.. if that makes sense.), and yet they passed another law in the same ballot that restricted marriage to a heterosexual couple. Okay, you tell me how that one works, because I'm confused. So, Ohioans voted strictly to help GLBT in one measure, and strictly against them in another........? O_o *confused* I'm just glad that I don't live in Ohio.

On the more personal front, whoa I had my end-of-probation observation today. O_o.......... I don't get my results until the end of the month, so I have to sit and wait until then. ^^;;; Wah. I hope that it comes back positively, because I get more money after probation! <3 It was soooo strange having another instructor sit in on a voice lesson with me, though I have to admit that he was the funniest student I've had in there. XD We were discussing phobias and he was assigned the phobia that dealt with a fear of getting sick. He was hilarious.

I had another student today who cracked up when I was practicing buying gifts from the store with her. I was the sales clerk and she was looking for a gift for her boyfriend. She's a lower student, so she got tongue-tied when I suggested buying makeup for her boyfriend's birthday. XD She couldn't explain why it was a bad gift! XDD I think she bought him a wallet in the end, poo. ^.^;;

I'm trying to finish Aishiteruze Baby. ^__^ 2 eps to go! I want to burn it off too, but only 25 of the 26 eps fit on a DVD... eeep... o_o;;;;

Edit: *cracks up* aomori, that's the cutest nickname for me that I've ever heard. XDD Hi-babe... Kawaii!!!
 
 
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ingenuepremiere on November 4th, 2004 04:50 am (UTC)
I would've written in Kermit the Frog, this time around. Ay yay yay.

Oh well, it's done and over...
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
Hey, a frog for president, great idea! That's better than an ass! >=D
athenazandrite on November 4th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
If they disbanded a law that forbid them to make a law that discriminates against GLBT Then that means that they can now make laws that discriminate against GLBTs right? If that's what all that meant then it makes sense that they'd go and make a marriage amendment.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 06:14 am (UTC)
nono..... reread, Athy-chan. ^_^

(this particular law forbid the creation of a law that forbid discrimination against gays and lesbians.. if that makes sense.)

The law made it illegal to create a law that forbid discrimination. In other words, it was perfectly legal to discriminate against gays and lesbians, and no law could be passed to change that. With the repeal of this law, other laws can now be made to forbid discrimination.

To quote the HRC:
"These key conversations happened across the nation and helped us secure an extremely important victory in Cincinnati, Ohio, beating back a mean-spirited and discriminatory law on the books. The voters there repealed a law that banned the city from enacting non-discrimination laws for gay, lesbian and bisexual citizens. "

They probably explained it better. ^_^ You can read more about it here: http://www.hrc.org/Template.cfm?Section=Press_Room&CONTENTID=23902&TEMPLATE=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm

I love the HRC<3
long gone with her red shoes on: ohcrapredshoeson on November 4th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
That only happened in Cincinnati. The rest of Ohio chose to pass Issue 1, which not only makes gay marriage/civil unions completely and totally illegal in Ohio (they already were, via DOMA -- Defense of Marriage Act that Ohio passed last year), but also robs straight couples of rights. Example: Now in OH, straight SINGLE pregnant women cannot get maternity leave.

Many people voted for Issue 1 solely on the basis of the first line, defining a marriage as a union between a man and a woman. If they'd taken five f*****g seconds to read the rest, they would have realized the damage they did to their own rights. Just wait until some straight woman gets pregnant and asks for maternity leave, but, thanks to the new law, gets fired instead.

That's when all hell breaks loose.
athenazandrite on November 4th, 2004 05:23 pm (UTC)
Somehow I read an extra forbid in there. Don't know how as I re-read it TEN times before posting trying to see if I had it right.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
XDDD *snugs* I had to reread it about ten times too to be sure that I wasn't the one who'd messed up. XDD *snugs* Don't worry about it! *bounces and snuggles* I miss you!!!! ._.
long gone with her red shoes on: ohcrapredshoeson on November 4th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)
Although hinoai commented below, I wanted to add something: The HRC thing only happened in Cincinnati. The rest of Ohio chose to pass Issue 1, which not only makes gay marriage/civil unions completely and totally illegal in Ohio (they already were, via DOMA -- Defense of Marriage Act that Ohio passed last year), but also robs straight couples of rights. Example: Now in OH, straight SINGLE pregnant women cannot get maternity leave.

Many people voted for Issue 1 solely on the basis of the first line, defining a marriage as a union between a man and a woman. If they'd taken five f*****g seconds to read the rest, they would have realized the damage they did to their own rights. Just wait until some straight woman gets pregnant and asks for maternity leave, but, thanks to the new law, gets fired instead.

That's when all hell breaks loose.
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, thanks Mina for the information!! That will be really interesting to see happen! <3 I wonder if they'll just 'ignore' the law. Y'know, because she's straight. *rolls eyes*

I didn't realize that the repealed law was just in Cincinnati. o_o Wah. Little good that it did.
buriteri on November 4th, 2004 05:33 am (UTC)
i hope the results come back good for the observation im sure they will though^^ but good luck anyways^^ *hugs*
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 06:15 am (UTC)
Sankyuu!! <3
alie_n on November 4th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
LOL Yes! Weird Al for president.

Good luck on your end-of-probation observation--I'm sure you did splendiforously! ^__^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 03:58 pm (UTC)
Awww, that sucks that you missed it!!!! *hugs* I went to a concert of his-- he totally rocks in concert!!!! ^____^
Chiakichiaki777 on November 4th, 2004 04:02 pm (UTC)
I would've pressed for a write in for Sharpton, but that didn't happen.

And I would have bought my boyfriend makeup ^_^