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I honestly feel so sick over what is happening in Gaza right now. My best friend on the West Bank says that shit's been happening there, too. The Israeli government is just unreasonable these days, to the point where they've been deporting legal African immigrants who've made Israel their home. And now Israel's cut off all communications to and from Gaza. Why would they feel the need to do that unless they were planning on doing something the international community would object to? I could say I'm angry, but I'm not, it's something beyond that. I just can't stand the world right now.
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I'm still so tired for staying up so late last night! With the dishes and other chores, I didn't go to bed until past 4. This wouldn't have been a problem, previously, but I've actually had a decent sleep schedule recently (meaning I go to bed at around 1...). But Maryland approved same-sex marriage!!! We'd technically already had a law on the books, but when it passed, the religious right protested so much and got Congresspeople behind them, so the Governor and Congress agreed to let it go to referendum. And we became the first state to ratify a law by popular vote! We also passed the DREAM Act, so that's good news for students of illegal immigrants. I just... I could have cried when I changed the channel and saw that Obama had reached 274 electoral votes. My dad actually did get choked up. We were honestly so scared about the way the country would have gone if Mitt Romney were elected. It wouldn't have been terrible if it were the Romney of 8 years ago, though I still would have preferred Obama. But the Tea Party has the Republican party hostage, and it's been sick watching the TPs get more and more power. Who knows, Obama has nothing to lose now. Maybe he'll just bulldoze forward and drag Congress along behind him...

Games today: Chelsea vs. Shaktar Donetsk, DC United vs. NY Red Bulls postponed until tomorrow because of blizzard conditions, Sporting Kansas City vs. Houston Dynamo came on in it's place, and LA Galaxy vs. SJ Earthquakes. Chelsea was a fucking amazing game, and Torres scored! He had a couple really promising moments throughout the game, but the Shaktar players just swarmed him. They were top quality tonight, which surprised me, because, Ukraine? Ukraine doesn't have an impressive league. But they were great, really took it to Chelsea and the match was really a tug of war. And then I turned on the MLS Cup matches...
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Now I can go to sleep without worry that Ohio or Florida will suddenly flip and take the carpet out from under us. So very happy now!
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This election is driving me to the edge. I can't stand waiting with baited breath for our next leader to be announced. It's killing me. I voted last week, and now it's all coming to a head...
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Get out to vote, people! If you live in the US, and you are old enough/legal to vote, go to the polls. As long as you are IN LINE by the time voting is closed, they have to let you vote. I know a lot of my friends on here are not American, but those who are, this is your duty, it is your privilege as citizens. If you are able to, and don't, but complain later, I will find you. Don't test me.

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