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Count every vote (for my candidate)!

This is what unflagging commitment to the democratic process looks like here (from the 14 November Seattle Times, emphasis mine):
Democrats are focusing on provisional and absentee voters in King County, where most votes counted so far have gone to Gregoire.

"We are calling the folks whose ballots were rejected and then we're going to their homes trying to help them to get their votes to count," Berendt said.

Ryan Bianchi, communications assistant for the Gregoire campaign, said the canvassers knock on doors and ask if the person is a Gregoire voter. "If they say no, we just tell them to have a nice day," he said. If they said yes, then they continued with the process.


suprised to see a comment from you in my journal`

I don't want you to misunderstand me...I am open to comments about my life and decisions...but your comment cut a bit. I received another comment that hurt too. I am a woman who has suffered miscarriages, and am working hard at trusting God through it all. I want to have a baby now more than I have ever before as I'm not used to having such trouble in pregnancy. My husband and I did consciously have sex without "protection" despite our doctor's advice. There is actually no sin in that, no misbehavior. We are married and chose to do something and can handle the consequences...really. Truth be told I actually prayed that my husband would be the "leader" in this issue and would initiate the "unprotected" contact when God was ready for us to try again...whether this month or in a few months as the doc ordered. Well, I didn't tell him of this prayer. He did exactly as I had prayed much earlier than I thought he would...and I reminded him before things got far enough to "make a baby" that we could be "making a baby." I also reminded him that if I do get pregnant, we could miscarry. He then gave me the option of cutting off the contact...but I thought, "didn't I just pray for him to decide this the other day if it's God's will?" So, I am trusting God's will is being done here. I could be wrong, of course, but my husband and I will be the ones to deal with the consequences. I guess I wouldn't be hurt had you and I commented to each other more, but we don't. I do read your posts and find them interesting. I also appreciate when you quote scripture. I don't have a problem with you commenting in my journal, but wonder why you waited for such a sensitive time to joke about pregnancy with a woman who so obviously wants to be pregnant after miscarriage. Once the "deed is done" I don't want it to be undone by me...so here I sit waiting to see if I'm pregnant. I know I'm being a bit emotional with my post to you here. So sorry for that, and sorry if I put you on the spot here. I just was very suprised to see your post.

Re: suprised to see a comment from you in my journal`


I'm sorry my comment wounded you somehow; it was not intended to. I don't know the rest of what's going on for you that would cause you to respond like this here in my journal rather than in your own. I'm not sure why you've shared all this here or what you're hoping I might do with it—these kind of details are perfectly appropriate for your own journal, but they're more than I'd honestly want to know about the conjugal relations of anyone else.

If there's any more to be said, I think it might be more appropriate in your journal or over email. I only made a joking comment to your entry on your children's disobedience to your directions based on your prior entry about your own disobedience to your OB's directions. I wasn't trying to make any super-spiritual implications about you, your husband, your children, or anyone else. You seem to have read a lot more than that and to have attributed some other kind of motivation to me, and I'm sorry that you did. Beyond that, I don't think there's much I can do in being answerable for that or in accepting responsibility for whatever you may be feeling now.

I wish you peace.