The 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Photography was awarded to Damon Winter of The New York Times “for his memorable array of pictures deftly capturing multiple facets of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.” Check out his amazing portfolio here (or here).

Okay, so I’ve failed to live up to the requirements of NaBloPoMo after only three days. But I think tonight merits an exception. I am drunk on a hybrid of JOY and HOPE and apple martini. I only had one of the latter, but even after, four glasses of water and over an hour of digestion, I can barely type straight. Or walk straight. Thank goodness the bar I chose was only three short blocks away! (Had intellectual policy discussion with random guy named Sebasitian. Don’t know where I got the impression people that go to bars aren’t the type of person I’d be interested in. I wasn’t interested in this guy, buty his polictical savvy was nice. Yeah, that description made no sense. Se above, re: drunk on a single appletime. Am a total lightweiht, but OBAMA WOO!)

My god, people. We elected a BLACK MAN named BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA. We finally proved that anyone can be President, even a kid born to a single-parent household, raised by his grandparents. We showed that a campaign of hope can triumph over a campsign tailored to fearmongering and divisiveness.

MICHELLE OBAMA is going to be out First Lady! She is opinionated and fiercely determined, and she will do great things of the office. Sasha and Malia are adorable and genuine, and I look toward to seeing what dog they choose. Biden is honest and has strong roots in the communities he grew up, the complete anyithesis of Chenes. And the SUPEREME COURT! My god, we don’t have to worry about more Rebupican appointees stacking the court.

And I see how many spelling mistakes I’m making, but I’m too joyous and drunk off only ONE apple martini to care. Good grief, that was strong. I feel like I’ve had two or more. Hope I don’t have an hangover tomorrow–boss is a Republican, and he frowns on political discussions in the office. (So naturally, we discuss plitics when he’s not present.)

I feel like sitting here is making me ever nore drunk, even though my lisp have not toughted alcohol since McCain finished his speech, through that’s probably me getting tired. I was up at 5:45 this morning, after all. And I know I’m making spelling mistakes, but I’m too amused to correct them. I’m going to go to sleep and dream of four–nay eight–years of an Obama administration. I’m so happy with the direction the country has chosen.

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Oh, Ron Howard. Don’t you know Andy Griffith and Happy Days aren’t the real America, and don’t represent small-town American values? Go peddle your radical left-wing terrorist claptrap somewhere else. McCAIN ’08!

I finally contributed macros to ontd_political’s Shenanigans Friday! I love Shenanigans Friday so much.

And woah. Just spotted McCain’s Patronizing “Congratulatory” Message to Obama

“How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day”? Here, McCain, I fixed it for you: “How perfect that your nomination would come on this historic day concerning a man who I once voted against honoring with a national holiday.”

Also, the “achievement of our opponent” was “noticed” by 38.4 million people, nearly a fourth of US households–more than the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and the American Idol finals. It is believed to have set a TV record. I’d like to see you fill a stadium with eighty thousand-plus passionate supporters, or make the Democratic equivalent of Pat Buchanan gush so profusely over the content of a speech you wrote that he had to be forcibly interrupted for time constraints. “Unnoticed.” Ha.

Oh, and next time you want to look sincere, hire a better acting coach. And a lighter that won’t make you look like you’re filming in a cave.

No love,


India’s poor urged to ‘eat rats’

And an even more brain-injuring political move: A McCain advisor seeks to solve the health care crisis through semantics. I did a double-take, convinced I was reading an Onion analogue.

Illustrating and cartooning blog Drawn! posts some excellent Ronald Searlerelated links! So much love for Ronald Searle! Anyone that hasn’t read Molesworth is missing out on something extraordinary.

Aaron Sorkin writing movie about Facebook. My face looks like this: o_O?

Biden: “Think About It”

Chris Crocker’s soulmate in an angry rant against the Twilight haters

Four years ago, I posted the following in my blog:

Barack Obama. WOW, how awesome was he tonight? I had never heard of him before. Now I want to move to Illinois just to be able to vote for him.

How soon can he run for President?

Oh, four-years-ago me.

That time is right now.

Check out this new John McCain ad. In this message approved by the Senator, the narrator claims, “Beautiful words cannot make our lives better.”

I beg to differ.

“I love you.”

Ironic that “Love” is the name of the spot.