Thursday, October 2, 2008

It's not over.



Well, that debate watching/blogging was fun, wasn't it?

Here's the deal:

if Palin truly scares the shit out of you... or hell, if she just annoys you...Or even if you think, "Meh, she's not horrible. I mean she thinks the earth is only 6000 years old, but I bet she's totally fun at the bunko game..." ...If you truly want Obama to win and the thought of McCain making the big decisions scares the crap out of you, then you need to give money today. You need to get your blog-reading butt off the sofa, go grab your debit card, and click HERE and you need to give whatever you can tonight because these last days are crucial and we have swing states to win.

McCain announced today they are GIVING UP Michigan. Holy shit. What I love about Obama is that he ALWAYS had a 50-state strategy. He knew that individuals in every state would fund his fight against another 4 or 8 years of this Republican insanity. And he was right. But it's not over yet. Palin not sounding like a total moron in the debate may have put that McCain ticket back into play tonight. So give today to give Obama/Biden what they need to finish the fight.

Donate HERE.


President Obama with his grandparents.


And now for fun:

Have you guys seen THIS? Funny. Track suits. Always good for a laugh.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Decorno - Just wanted to leave you a quick note and tell you how delighted I am that you wrote this post! I think a lot of folks think that it will be a change if McCain wins - but let me tell you, just because the Chief is different doesn't mean the braves are - you are absolutely right that McCain means at least 4 more years of Republican party apparatchiks in lower level jobs making the same bad decisions that they've been making! I maxed out my donation to Obama because I believe in him and I really think McCain/Palin would be a continuation of the failures of the Bush Administration. I think you are super brave for posting your views and I am proud to be a Decorno reader! Keep fighting the good fight!!!

Decorno said...

Thank you. I appreciate that. I catch a lot of flack from some commenters (and many who email) saying they don't like the political posts, but here's the thing:

I love decor. I love design and fashion and all the frivolous things my silly life affords me but I also believe in civil rights, justice, freedom, and social obligation to the poor, the indigent, and the less fortunate. Despite my f-bomb throwing ways, I have a very Christian point of view when it comes to politics. There is nothing Christ-like about the kind of policies we've seen from the Bush administration which is essentially:
Are you poor? Fuck you. Are you brown and wear a thing on your head? Fuck you. We will invade your country and disrupt your lives and bomb your people. Share wealth? Hell no. My Halliburton friends are going to get in on that action, and all my Wall Street pals will rape the system for what it's worth and we'll just socialize the risk... and the bailout.

It's hard to think of nothing but design when it's time to make big decisions. I don't think I can change anyone's mind, but if I can rally my own peeps to donate - to fight Republican bucks with our own cash - then I may as well try. I've got nothing to lose.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you. As much as we all love design and fashion, none of it will matter if this madness continues. You may not think it makes a difference, but others are reading what you have to say and feel inspired that you're willing to stand up for what's right.

(And so you're not nicey-nice about everything, but that's part of why people keep coming back to your blog- you're honest; and really who needs another design blog that gushes over how much i "love" this or "so gorgeous" Keep it real girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

One more- Palin may not have sounded like a total moron tonight only relative to herself. The bar was soooo low that unless she said something completely ridiculous, her performance would be hailed as success.

And did anyone else think that her smiling constantly was inapporpriate. We're talking about people dying in a war and more people losing their homes and she was smiling the whole time.

Joanna Goddard said...

LOVE obama. you are wonderful. thank you.

Anonymous said...

I think Palin was a total joke. That ridiculous smile glued to her face made her look totally moronic and I didn't hear one particularly intelligent statement from her, just a bunch of "down home hockey mom" bullshit. McCain is an absolute idiot and proved it by choosing her, taking what he thought was a quick route to gaining women's votes. He apparently thinks that all of us women are stupid and vote by gender rather than by actions and deeds. They both need a bitch slap.

hello gorgeous said...

Love you, D.

I would like to add that you can sign up to volunteer on the website. If you live in or near a swing state, PLEASE consider making phone calls or canvassing in that state.

You can make the phone calls from your local HQ or from your HOUSE! You just download the calling list and find out who the people on your list are voting for and if they want to volunteer for the campaign or help on election day.

I haven't volunteered for a political campaign in 15 years but I volunteered for this one - I am not sitting this one out and taking my chances. It's far too important.

Only about 30 days left folks.

That Sarah Silverman thing was hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Didn't I hear her say 'nuculer' at least once?

S. Adler said...

Loved your comment above! Well said. True confession -- I would check out your blog from time to time because I have a passion for design BUT I only started subscribing when it got political. Keep expressing your views.

Kwana said...

Wonderful post Decorno. So well said. I'm with you all the way. Head over my way and check out my my new flair. Go team GO!

Anonymous said...

Wow he's got a big head.

Robyn, bitches. Bring it. said...

Far more effective than donating money to the cause: fly to Ohio and personally register homeless people and get them to vote immediately while bribing them with money for their crack addictions! Go team!

Anonymous said...

Decorno,

Sarah has you running scared. Give more money to the most corrupt guy out there. Ever heard of Rezko and ACORN. Obama knows them well. Sarah did well- just look at your reaction (you need to give money now). I'm laughing my ass off. GO McCain/PALIN.

L said...

Want to know the real John McCain, read this from Rolling Stone:

"The Make Believe Maverick"

http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/make_believe_maverick_the_real_john_mccain

The combination of McCain and Palin is Twilight Zone frightening!!!

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Hello Gorgeous...I also volunteered making calls at the headquarters here to a swing state. Feels good making a contribution. And yes, we can make calls from home too! Thanks for the post Decorno.

L said...

Darn, unable to get the url
pasted.

If interested, you can Google "Make-Believe Maverick : Rolling Stone"

Decorno said...

Anon 6:21 - I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but here it is anyway:

Duh.

Of course Palin has me running scared! I think it's really, really scary that this country has millions who would actually want her anywhere near the White House. I think it's embarrassing for our country. We look like Hee Haw Nation. She's just George Bush with tits.

diana said...

Just donated. :-) Thank you for posting this reminder.

Anonymous said...

I just donated too. But it's not Palin or McCain that has me running scared. It's their supporters...

Anonymous said...

I agree! A nation of Robyns. It's like a nation of Ann Coulters.

Robyn said...

A nation of Robyns is a nation of women who dedicate themselves and their pricey law degrees to defending indigent criminals in the justice system-- just exactly the kind of people who are more than happy to suck welfare dry.

Every day of my life is spent defending those incapable of defending themselves-- the lowest that society has to offer-- people that most us would ignore on the street if they asked us for a cup of coffee.

Just because someone disagrees with all of you or is fiscally conservative and doesn't want to eat monster taxes on her small business doesn't mean that she doesn't contribute to society ten times over than the average person.

Decorno said...

Seriously, what was the Robyn-hating comment about? Robin's in our club. She may not be voting for Obama, but as I noted yesterday, she's sounds like she's on the right side of key issues. (I love to sound so self-congratulating by saying "on the right side of an issue.")

Decorina said...

How do you figure that you, Robyn, contribute 10 times more to society than anyone else?

Anonymous said...

"Every day of my life is spent defending those incapable of defending themselves"...

and yet you don't think homeless people should be registered to vote.

BelleNoelle said...

@Robyn

I hear this all the time. I am fiscally conservative that's why I won't vote for Obama. That I can respect except for the fact the this new breed of Republican has proven themselves to NOT be fiscally conservative OR small government. Our civil liberties are being chipped away AND they are spending our money. The only difference is that it's not going to those who need it "the lowest society has to offer" it's going to people who already have too much. the top 1%

Anonymous said...

Robyn:
"A nation of Robyns is a nation of women who dedicate themselves and their pricey law degrees to defending indigent criminals in the justice system-- just exactly the kind of people who are more than happy to suck welfare dry."

If you are so bright then why would you help the very people that would fit that description? No decent law firm wanted you?

Anonymous said...

"A nation of Robyns is a nation of women who dedicate themselves and their pricey law degrees to defending indigent criminals in the justice system-- just exactly the kind of people who are more than happy to suck welfare dry."

What a hateful thing to say. I feel terribly for the people you defend. With that kind of heart and compassion so clearly expressed by you, I am sure they are getting half-assed representation.

hello gorgeous said...

Okay, I wasn't going to post this weekend, but, um, Robyn?

You're fiscally conservative and you think this current administration follows that policy? And that McCain will be any different?

Are you smoking crack?

I am serious. My husband (okay, I am outing him) is a registered R. He is a fiscal conservative. When I was young, I voted the R ticket because I was a fiscal conservative.

Do you know how far back in history you have to look to find Republicans that are fiscal conservatives? Have you seen the debt and deficit in the past 8 years (when he was left a budget SURPLUS? OH, YES, I AM YELLING!!).

Ugh. It's like talking to Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

And, for the record, my husband is voting for Obama. And I think everybody already knows where I stand.

Anonymous said...

And Obama doesn't scare you...are you nuts...don't think things will change with his team either. It's going to be tough!

Decs said...

Agree with you. It will be tough. Economy probably won't get better for about 5 -7 years at best. At least in the meantime, we can perhaps restore civil rights that were diminished under Patriot Act bullshit and maybe withdraw from Iraq.

Anonymous said...

I find the fact that you keep interjecting politics between great design to be far more annoying. Thats why I'm headed over to designsponge now. If I wanted to read about politics I would go elsewhere. I'd suggest you cut the political commentary.

Decs said...

Well, you're going to hate it when you find out that I will be the guest blogger for Design Sponge in late October. Grace was kind enough to invite me to write for her fantastic blog.