Þæs ofereode, þisses swa mæg (000_hester_000) wrote,
Þæs ofereode, þisses swa mæg

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Election silliness, version 2.0

Goddamn, Obama really ended up kicking ass. He ended up almost 100 electoral votes above Romney, which . . . wow. I have to admit, I did not see that one coming. Actually, I had been slightly expecting Romney to win.

I'm now reading a selection of crazed reaction tweets from Aftenposten, because nothing is more hilarious than seeing Donald Trump's over-the-top fury translated into Norwegian. (C'mon, tell me you don't find Vi kan ikke la dette skje. Vi burde marsjere til Washington og stoppe denne parodien. Landet vårt er fullstendig splittet! a little bit amusing.)

More importantly to me, 99% of the votes on the marriage amendment are in, and it's safe to say it didn't pass. I feel so proud of us right now. Apparently Minnesota is now the second state ever to have had such an amendment proposed but not actually passed. (The first was, oddly, Arizona.) So I think that makes us pretty awesome. Although it's frighteningly close. I want that last 1% of the votes to come back so I can see just how close it was.

On the other hand, I now have Fifty Nifty United States stuck in my head from looking at results all last night and this morning. Please tell me that someone else sang this in grade school and you know what the fuck I'm talking about.
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