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05 May 2008 @ 07:11 pm
What is to be done?  
In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a blogosphere founded upon four essential human freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression — everywhere on the net.

The second is freedom of every person to perve on celebrities and/or fictional characters in his own way — everywhere on the net.

The third is freedom from pop-up ads — which means economic understandings which will secure to every user a healthy blogging experience — everywhere on the net.

The fourth is freedom from fear — which means a system-wide reduction of ill-conceived and ham-fisted policy announcements to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no user will have reasonable cause to wonder whether they are in violation of standards — everywhere on the net.

That is no vision of a distant millennium. It is a definite basis for a kind of blog-hosting attainable in our own time and generation.

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Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was "civis Romanus sum." Today, in the electronic age, let the proudest boast be "Ich bin ein LJ-er."

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One other thing I probably should tell you, because if I don't they'll probably be saying this about me, too. We did get something, a gift, before the election. A man down in California heard me mention the fact that our two youngsters would like to have a goat. And believe it or not, the day before we left on this campaign trip we got a message from UPS in Seattle, saying they had a package for us. We went down to get it. You know what it was? It was a little baby goat, in a crate that he had sent all the way from California, black and white, spotted, and our little girl, the six year old, named it Frank. And you know, the kids, like all kids, love the goat, and I just want to say this, right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we're gonna keep it.
 
 
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jamethjameth on May 6th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
I support this nomination. FIRST
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Atticus (as if I could be anything else)thecolourclear on May 6th, 2008 03:12 am (UTC)
Ohhh, oooh, third!
clothing5 on May 6th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
I support Gillen. He is a nice person. Also, he does not like Chipotle peppers.
Kristin: Carl- sexy posecalli_thaala on May 6th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
I support him too!
Zenspinner Chaosdancer: Conspicuous 6th drchaosdancer on May 6th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
Oh yes, I most certainly support you! I hope it works out brilliantly.
tanyahptanyahp on May 6th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Where's my super-delegate to tell me that: I support this nomination.
 Love takes hostages: NMTB Simon |you know everything?|xskintandminted on May 6th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
9th. I support this nomination.
Rekhytptolemy_rekhyt on May 6th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)

Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was "civis Romanus sum." Today, in the electronic age, let the proudest boast be "Ich bin ein LJ-er."

lol.
Not the usual teenaged girl.mllecaesura on May 6th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
pixxelpusspixxelpuss on May 6th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC)
I totally support this nomination.
6billionghosts on May 6th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
what an idiot
the ill-tempered cavalier: Maxgillen on May 6th, 2008 04:57 am (UTC)
snuhsnuh on May 6th, 2008 05:11 am (UTC)
You have my vote! I love goats!
blue: nosebluemoonshark on May 6th, 2008 05:29 am (UTC)
I support gillen.
Becca: Booksspiritedrinoa on May 6th, 2008 05:30 am (UTC)
I wholeheartedly support this nomination.
trexsandwich on May 6th, 2008 05:34 am (UTC)
I, and my constituents, support this nomination.
Serenamagyarok_saman on May 6th, 2008 05:47 am (UTC)
I support this candidate.
Michael: Happy Joenebris on May 6th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
Contents: One [1] Vote
You realize that they will have you shot at some point. =)

~M~
the ill-tempered cavalier: maogillen on May 6th, 2008 06:02 am (UTC)
Re: Contents: One [1] Vote
There's always the chance I will merely be sent to work in a tractor factory like the traitor Deng.
a veteran pseudo-fictioneer: brainy - intimidating?skalja on May 6th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Ezekiel Lucian Lyonjoyinthedark on May 6th, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
I support this nomination. I support this candidate.

And sir, please do not let anyone get your goat.
Laithornlaithorn on May 6th, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
Sure why not :c)

Gillenvotes++
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Not Falling Off Ledges, Power and Wisdomeclective on May 6th, 2008 06:33 am (UTC)
Was sufficiently impressed by this and by your LJ to vote, despite not knowing the first thing about you. Keep up the good work, sir! +1
cScott: Sixcscottd on May 6th, 2008 06:41 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.
Gabriel Arthur Petrieeyenot on May 6th, 2008 06:42 am (UTC)
I support this nomination.