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11 October 2012 @ 05:23 pm
Sparktober (YAY!) and election circus (GRR!)  
aj compiled a sampler tray of her Sparky ficlet fabulousness here at sparktober!

sparktober has been a bit light so far, and I'm sorry. :( I felt kinda shy (I KNOW, ME?) about bringing the squeee without mah executive committeh (*shakes fist* avengeeeeers!) because then I feel like I'm being all me me me all the time meeeeee. I'm gonna get over that! This is going to RAWK!

Also holding me back: THIS ELECTION THING. I feel a little personally involved during this particular election season, being that I am in possession of one free-range vagina and would rather that men I've never met have no legislative authority over what I do with it. There's an awful lot of campaign rage to get through every day, you know?


Our politics and personal beliefs may not align, but you've got to admit that is one ridiculous freaking photo for a sitting congressman to pose for in a magazine article, right?


It's distracting me from things I would like to be focusing on, like my Sparktober bingo card. But there's a VP debate on tonight featuring incumbent Joe "WHAT Did He Just Say?" Biden and the challenger Paul "That's Me In The Picture Above" Ryan, so I sort of feel obliged. You?

You are:

Watching the VP debate!
4(16.0%)
Not watching, but will catch the highlights/reactions after.
12(48.0%)
Who the heck is that clown?
3(12.0%)
I'm not American, and I'm laughing at you guys right now.
2(8.0%)
I'm avoiding anything and everything having to do with politics right now. (VOTE THO!)
4(16.0%)

Little Red should:

Watch the debate.
6(20.7%)
Ignore it because SPARKTOBER.
9(31.0%)
Develop better powers of mental dissociation so that both things can be addressed without contaminating each other.
3(10.3%)
Write in Elizabeth Weir for President.
11(37.9%)
 
 
 
Rose Wilde-Irish: Ass Kicking Elizabeth by Qwirkyrosewildeirish on October 12th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I'd be totally fine with that last choice if it wasn't for the fact that one of the candidates scares the bejeezus out of me.
Little Red: sga - lizzie facepalmmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, I should have added (NOT SERIOUSLY) but I figured that was implied. I'm watching the debate right now. This moderator is all aggressively interrogating people! It's exciting!

As per usual, Biden's kinda rude and Ryan is a raging lying weasely douche. I think a might be the effect from cause b, though.

I think Ryan only has one point, which is "[MY] VALUEEEES." Biden keeps making the faces I'm making at home, but since he's on TV I think it might not read quite as well.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on October 12th, 2012 01:25 am (UTC)
I'm actually pretty impressed with how well they've managed to lock down Biden during Obama's presidency. While Romney tends to spout stupid things if you let him ramble long enough and nobody holds a candle to Dan Quayle, I do think that if not handled properly, Biden would potentially be in the lead (if you removed Quayle from the equation).
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh man I know. He's already stopped himself mid-sentence TWICE in this debate from saying "This guy is full of shit."

I can't wait for the end of Obama's 2nd term when Biden is not the nominee and instead gets the world's most awesome pundit/talk show.
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on October 12th, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Your lips to God's ears.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Are you watching? I want to give this moderator a MEDAL. That's how many crap political moderators there are and how this woman is a SHINING STAR who is actually like "Mr. Ryan, do you even HAVE a tax plan? Are you still working on it? WHY WON'T YOU TELL VOTERS?"

Though I am constantly shushing Biden. Limit yourself to one interruption per minute, PLEASE. Shhhhh! I actually want to listen to Ryan lie to me!
Melyannamelyanna on October 12th, 2012 03:43 am (UTC)
I don't know, Biden seems to be in possession of – oh, what do you call it? – a brain.

(I know a guy who grew up in Indianapolis and knew Dan Quayle. They went to different schools but both did speech and debate in the time when Indy was one of the big powerhouses nationally for speech and debate. He told me once that he could have an "I beat Dan Quayle" button, but so could practically everyone else in the Indianapolis area.)

Edited at 2012-10-12 03:44 am (UTC)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on October 12th, 2012 10:29 am (UTC)
See, the vice presidential debate with Quayle really changed my mind about him. Because he was on. And he decimated everyone in that. (Though Stockdale had a refreshing, "let's cut the b.s." kind of approach that wasn't really suited for debate.)

I kind of figure him for someone whose brains fall out his ass whenever there's a red light on a camera (or possibly an audience? IDK). Which...still might be able to explain Quayle sucking at speech and debate, actually. I still have no idea where the Dan Quayle from the v.p. debates came from.
Michelle K.jemster on October 12th, 2012 01:36 am (UTC)
You know, I didn't realize it was Paul Ryan until I saw another one of the same photo shoot on FB.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 01:37 am (UTC)
Doesn't it make your life both better and much much worse now that you know?
Michelle K.jemster on October 12th, 2012 01:38 am (UTC)
Yes and I don't know quite how to feel about that. My brain has stopped.
entertaining in a disturbing way: Sparky - pantslyssie on October 12th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
I feel as though, as a concerned citizen, I should be watching or something. But I don't have the stomach for it. And besides, SPARKTOBER.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 03:02 am (UTC)
I watched it. The clear winner was the moderator. Also Biden. I feel like I learned a lot about what the actual issues are, too, because the moderator was awesome and deserves all the awards.
Phrenitis: big damn heroes (snappyoperator)phrenitis on October 12th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you're made of enough awesome that you'll manage to both watch the debate AND play in sparktober madness. mylittleredgirl for President!

(Also, the moderator, omg. I ADORE.)
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
GIVE HER ALL THE AWARDS! Is there an Emmy for this we could drum up for her?

Debates over! Now for food and to refocus from politics and hate to love and sex! :)
Phrenitis: john's idea (jr_moon)phrenitis on October 12th, 2012 03:10 am (UTC)
I just love that she actually asked legitimate questions and called Paul Ryan out on his bullshit. WOMEN FOR PRESIDENT. Surely someone on Tumblr will make awesome gifs of her slamming home question after question and then Paul Ryan's reaction faces of D'OH and ERM, and then we can spread that around and show why she deserves EVERYTHING. ;)

Drink tea from your anr mug of awesome! Because, um, Elizabeth drinks tea? This will inspire you? I DON'T KNOW BUT I FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT IT.
Little Redmylittleredgirl on October 12th, 2012 03:15 am (UTC)
IN THE MEANTIME YOU MIGHT ENJOY MANSPLAINING PAUL RYAN.

AND THIS IMAGE:


Ooooh! I'm going to make tea and put it in the mug right nowwww!

I love that she called BOTH of them on stuff and was like NO SRSLY. ANSWER MY QUESTION. HUSH MR. VICE PRESIDENT YOU'LL GET A CHANCE. And then "PAUL RYAN, DO YOU EVEN HAVE A PLAN??? IS THAT WHY YOU WON'T TELL US?" Oh god I LOVE HER.
Phrenitis: elizabeth gun (emily_reich)phrenitis on October 12th, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
THIS IS THE BEST. OMFG.

Also, appropriate time for this gif I think:

stexgirl2000stexgirl2000 on October 12th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
If she would moderate the Presidential Debates, I'd be SO Happy.