Friday, November 9, 2012

sshheeeesssh. come on now.

one of my bosses at work is this old, grey-haired, big-bellied, really-hard-to-have-a-conversation-with man. if i had to categorize him with one of the seven dwarfs, he'd probably be grumpy. my favorite thing to do at work is to be sickly sweet to him and see how he reacts. is that wrong?? 

anyway, that's not the purpose of this post, but he's the one that started it.

in the front lobby of where i work, we always have a stack of byu's weekly student newspaper. this week's has a picture of obama on the front saying 'four more years'. 

my boss insists on turning it upside down so that you can't see the front half of the paper. and for the past few days i keep turning it right side up because that's how it's supposed to be.

so today he came out and paced around staring at the newspapers and finally said, "who keeps turning this right side up?"

"that was me! is there anything wrong?" 
(imagine me saying that in the sickliest sweetest voice ever)

"well, he's not my president, so i don't want to see his face."

that's where i literally had to stop myself from saying anything because i potentially could've been a buttface.

but really?? can you believe there are people like that? and i know for a fact that my boss is not the only one. my facebook feed post-10pm on tuesday was full of people saying how life was over, how they are moving, how practically the world is going to end.

let's not forget that our 12th article of faith states:

we believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.

yeah, so maybe the republicans didn't have a win this week. maybe we didn't get what we want. but can we honestly believe that life as we know it will change? chances are things will be exactly the same. at least  for awhile. obamacare doesn't take full effect until 2014. in the meantime, 27 states have already filed a lawsuit to completely repeal it.

i may not share democratic values, but i at least feel like i can see where they're trying to come from.

the church of jesus christ of latter day saints came out with the following statement:

We congratulate President Obama on winning a second term as President of the United States.
After a long campaign, this is now a time for Americans to come together. It is a long tradition among Latter-day Saints to pray for our nati
onal leaders in our personal prayers and in our congregations. We invite Americans everywhere, whatever their political persuasion, to pray for the President, for his administration and the new Congress as they lead us through difficult and turbulent times. May our national leaders reflect the best in wisdom and judgment as they fulfill the great trust afforded to them by the American people.
We also commend Governor Romney for engaging at the highest level of our democratic process, which, by its nature, demands so much of those who offer themselves for public service. We wish him and his family every success in their future endeavors.

i think in the end, that's all we can really do. pray. as long as we're doing what we need to do, god's not gonna let us fail. 

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