YAY  3:55 pm November 6, 2012

Cheers For This Illinois Lady Who Voted On Her Way To Give Birth

by Doktor Zoom

Voter rejects de-fetus attitudeHey, kids, let’s take a break from all the worry about voter suppression and screwy voting machines and give a big round of applause to Galicia Malone, 21, who, despite having labor contractions 5 minutes apart, stopped by her local polling place in the Chicago suburb of Dolton to cast her first-ever vote in a presidential election, before continuing on to the hospital. Congrats to Mom and baby!

CBS Chicago 32 reports that

when her labor began at 3 a.m., she held off going to the hospital until she was able to go to her polling place and vote.

“I never voted before so this made a major difference in my life,” she said. “And I wanted this to be a stepping-stone for my daughter.”…

“I was just trying to read and breathe, read and breathe,” she said. “That’s what I kept telling myself, ‘Read and breathe, read and breathe.”

Once she finished voting, she left her polling place and drove herself to the hospital, awaiting the birth of her daughter. She calls it a milestone day – her first vote and her first child.

The Cook County Clerk, David Orr, released a statement praising Ms. Malone’s commitment to voting:

“If only all voters showed such determination to vote. My hat goes off to Galicia for not letting anything get in the way of voting. What a terrific example she is showing for the next generation, especially her new son or daughter.”

No doubt some worrywart will come along and condemn this statement for encouraging risky behavior, but we figure as long as you don’t do something really crazy, like flying from Dallas to Anchorage after your water breaks, you’re probably OK.

[CBS Chicago]

 
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actor212 November 6, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hey! That kid's too young to vote! Where's his ID????

Estproph November 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

But we all know what the REAL issue is, don't we? Let's just say he wouldn't be denied a vote if he were less…urban.

Biff November 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Forget it, Actor. It's Chinatown.Chicago.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

This is a comment of great beauty.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

That's just plain awesome. And seeing the picture, I now dread what the folks over at Breitbart or that Twitchy will have to say about her if they notice.

MissTaken November 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

So far Breitfart's Ghost and Fox News haven't jumped in. They are too busy freaking the fuck out about a mural of our country's President. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/11/06/judge-

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

It's really getting sad that the Right turns to this nonsense instead of, you know, coming up with some new policies.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It's weird that so much of the nonsense is centering around Philly this time around, I guess it's a follow-up to the New Black Panther bullshit from last election. You'd think they would freak out around a city with lots of black people in a state Romney might possibly win instead..

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Pennsylvania. Romney's drones somehow believe it's in play. Philly would help.

Redgyal November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

You mean the folks on CBS Chicago. The first two comments criticized her for not voting early and assumed that she was a single mother. Oh and also the assumption that the father did not want to be around.

The interwebs need a mean filter.

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Fuck. People suck.

Redgyal November 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Not all just the ones who can't let it go.

Native_of_SL_UT November 6, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Wow, she's more intimidating than that dude in the beret. And twice as tough.

emmelemm November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Oh, the alt-text.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Yes, that is brilliant

weejee November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Or shameless.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Split the difference: Shamelessly brilliant.

Nostrildamus November 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm

I would totally bone that alt-text.

RedneckMuslin November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Fox News: Voting for Obama causes babies.

Schmannnity November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Congrats to baby Michelle Hussein Malone.

kingofmeh November 6, 2012 at 4:00 pm

don't care if this is a mommy blog; judging by today, this is the best mommy blog ever.

SmutBoffin November 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

This is a WAR BLOG! A mommy blog of war! With mommies and wars in blog form and sometimes Twitter or whatever but yeah there are mommies.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Can they occupy the same space at the same time? A war blog AND a mommyblog? I thought Einstein proved that was impossible.

FakaktaSouth November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Especially mommies who like to say words that they don't want their kids to call them from the school office for saying, like its MY fault so many people ARE FUCKING CUNTS, and that shit's gotta go somewhere. Hooray for WAR BLOGS and hook-ups thereby and fuck it, wonkette rules, I don't care what it is.

prommie November 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Nice. Real fucking nice.

FakaktaSouth November 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Forever life altering best things ever ever ever, with romance. Sorry.

prommie November 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

More fucking romance!

FakaktaSouth November 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I totally said romance before I saw this, I swear. Love love love.

emmelemm November 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Hook-up blog!

Advn2rgirl November 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm

You're the reason we can't have nice things.

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Finally, a mommieblahg we all deserve!

Detesticle November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

OT, there is a hashtag "VoteWhite" making the rounds on the Twitter. Ummmm, yeah.

Simple J Malarkey November 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

To be fair, all the stories I've seen look like the blacks and browns are doing their part flocking to the polls. Us white folks shouldn't leave all the heavy electoral lifting to them — we need to do our part to help fling Mittens to the curb!

WhatTheHolyHeck November 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Every election worker in my precinct was African-American and they were all to a person quick, efficient and polite. I got in and out in 10 minutes despite a line and was told to "have a blessed day."

OMG GUYS I FEEL SO INTIMIDATED

Redgyal November 6, 2012 at 5:40 pm

It was the part about having a blessed day, right? That is just so mean of them to say it.

WhatTheHolyHeck November 6, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Well you know, you'd expect them to be tearing up the place, yelling at the election monitors about their missing MFing iced tea.

BarackMyWorld November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Lori Grimes had only the second most interesting childbirth this week.

emmelemm November 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

HA!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

If only Malone had been chased by prison zombies while in labor AND THEN stopped to vote, that would be teh awesum!

finallyhappy November 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

or had a c with a filthy knife and then managed to live long enough to vote. And let me say I did not watch that part of Walking Dead- I can see Herschel's leg chopped off, T- Dogg chewed on by zombies and aquaria of heads but not a "live" c- section.

VodkaGoGo November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

With a much less positive outcome.

MissTaken November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Women kick ass!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

And they'll do it for a discount in my neighborhood!

Barbara_ November 6, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Mazel tov, lovely lady and best wishes for your new family. Sorry, I can't snark on this wonderful event.

Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Uh, how long before the rethugs research her, out her, and call her a slut?? Did I even have time to type this before it happened?

Native_of_SL_UT November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Take that Soccer Moms. Wimps.

HogeyeGrex November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Apparently there is a lady in Florida who broke her leg in the parking lot on her way in to vote. She went in and voted before going to the hospital.

People seem to think this voting thing is kind of important for some reason.

boskolives November 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

The "voting thing" is a far distant second to "counting the votes" on the importance scale, but still…

Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

You ain't a wolfin'. So much can happen to cast votes on the way to the shredder.

JaceWyatt November 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm
ManchuCandidate November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

No wingnut will ever ask her kid about his birf certificate.*

*kidding, of course they will.

SmutBoffin November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I'm predicting Obama will take an early lead tomorrow… and maintain that lead as his voters are obviously inspired and dedicated.

ChillBill November 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Suppress that, motherfuckers.

(And congrats, of course!).

Serolf_Divad November 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

On her way to give birth? Must be a Republican. Now if she was on her way to a 3rd trimester abortion…

LastGasp November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Wait, just because the baby's been born doesn't mean it's too late for an abortion!

Serolf_Divad November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

It does if you're a Democrat, I'm afraid. Birth is the dividing line between when Democrats stop trying to kill their young'uns and Republicans take over the job.

boskolives November 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Retroactive Abortions, this is the campaign issue we will see at the top of the repub bitch list in 2016

le petit mort November 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Chicago: Vote early, vote fecund.

Mumbletypeg November 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Pretty sure commenter Terry approves this message!

red_kira November 6, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Awe inspiring.

Toomush_Infer November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

All I know is – Obama is going to be a funny name for a daughter….

emmelemm November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Michelle, Sasha, Malia… all available.

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Egg? Could be ironic.

FlownOver November 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Electora?

Geminisunmars November 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Morning Becomes Electora?

calliecallie November 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Refalca?

boskolives November 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Some will still say Obama's a funny name for a president. Also

elviouslyqueer November 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm

"Bet she was a single mom crackhead welfare scammer with eight kids herr durr typical Obama supporter herr durr" wingnut response in 3…2…1…

SayItWithWookies November 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Oh sure — I, on the other hand, voted while wearing a condom — but do I ask for praise for voting responsibly?

SexySmurf November 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

That does nothing to protect you from hanging crabs.

cognachas4paws November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Good for her!

Blueb4sinrise November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I'm sure that the BBC will add this story to their live-blog, just like……

1551:

At least one member of the New Black Panther Party, a US-based political organisation that began in the late 1980s, is reportedly patrolling voting sites in the city of Philadelphia. Dressed in black clothing and a black beret, he is monitoring the stations and holding doors open for visitors, several US media outlets are reporting.

kingofmeh November 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

will no one stop this monster from holding a door open for someone else?

FlownOver November 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

So what's the other member of the New Black Panther Party doing today?

Blueb4sinrise November 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I have been turning to the BBC for years now as less fucking nuts than our USian offerings…….they've been sliding towards the steaming loo lately though.

fuflans November 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

yeah this is bizarre. bbc's been my home page since like…the internet started and until the past year or so (maybe a little longer? i am older than the internet so it's hard to remember) it's taken a hard shift right on america and esp on bamz (and especially mark mardell).

and the whole reason they are my home page is b/c they supposedly offer a softer, more eurotrash-y perspective.

Redgyal November 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

You can hear dog whistles in England too. Kenyans did after all force the British out of their country so there is that.

finallyhappy November 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Maybe he is a beatnik or a french guy- all black clothing and a beret- really?

MissusBarry November 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

♫ …dress in black and read Camus, smoke clove cigarettes and drink Vermouth… ♫

Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

That's nothing. I was at Goodwill browsing and these two old biddies were gripeing about Prez O. Saying how they had just voted for Romney.

Now, if these two braindead women can vote…gurl you gotta up the ante from just crossing your legs to keep the baybay in………………..

Arkoday November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Awesome on so many levels, not the least of which is voting for her child's future.

FlipFlopFuck November 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Obamacare Works!

Mittens Howell, III November 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Obama voting begins at conception.

LIT_Fag November 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Maybe Akin was right…women's bodies can stave off birthin' AND conceptin'!
Congrats to her, though!

EatsBabyDingos November 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Shortly after, Galicia hit Donald Trump upside the head with the afterbirth certificate.

PuckStopsHere November 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Now that's some Chicago-style politics!

RomneysLogCabin November 6, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Fox: Sneaky black and unmarried pregnant felon allows her unborn child to vote illegally.

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Black Panther Gives Birth To Distract Poll Workers

Jukesgrrl November 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Now be fair … you know they'll put a ? at the end.

Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Do you know who else's water broke???

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hurricane Katrina?

RedneckMuslin November 6, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Staten Island?

FlownOver November 6, 2012 at 4:19 pm

AquaHitler?

Arkoday November 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

One of the nailin' Palins?

StillGoinGreen November 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Boehner's

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel's?

SorosBot November 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Namor?

Incitefully_Joe November 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

The John Birch Society of Witchita, Kansas?

Incitefully_Joe November 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

David Vitter?

Jerri November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Aw, I think I have something in my eye. And it's not caused by rage or despair for once!

Congratulations to Ms. Malone and welcome to the world, new baby. We'll try not to screw it up too much (more) for you.

Jukesgrrl November 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Funny … I've had something in my eye a couple of times today. If this keeps up I'll have the same condition I inexplicable developed last year on election day and had a major relapse of in January.

Esteev November 6, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Let's see the birth certificate.

Come here a minute November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Hey, I was late for work after voting, where's my cheer? (Yes, it was three hours after voting, but still.)

Jukesgrrl November 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Well, sometimes voters require refreshment after doing that hard job.

Come here a minute November 6, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Waited until after work for that, and won't stop til it's done!

UnholyMoses November 6, 2012 at 4:14 pm
Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

"It was God's divine word that I be there. Originally, I was just going skip the ballot and just go to lunch that day," Houston said.

Clerk Sharon Tischler confirmed the story Tuesday but said she didn't know the names of the couple. Houston also wasn't able to recall their names.

While I believe the story the fact that no one remembers their names is an oddity. Aliens!!!

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

See, now I feel guilty about voting and living…

MozakiBlocks November 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Damn, that's hardcore.

My precinct didn't have my updated address even though I re-registered when I moved here. They told me that I'd have to go back to my old precinct, an hour and a 1/2 away without traffic to vote. I very politely told them "the hell I was" and marched my ass down to the elections office and voted provisional.

Fucking red state.

OneYieldRegular November 6, 2012 at 4:15 pm

That makes me want to vote again just out of sheer enthusiasm.

HELisforHEL November 6, 2012 at 4:17 pm

No one can ever whine about voting being harrrrd ever again.

StillGoinGreen November 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

When I was in line, I had to endure massive stomach cramps from a morning grumbler that I had mistakenly ignored. Can I get a hearty WONKY-HIDEY-HO FOR MY SACRIFICE?!?!!?1/1

UnholyMoses November 6, 2012 at 4:18 pm

If everyone would like to have this nice, wonderful, truly inspiring story washed from their memories and replaced by infuriating, wish-our-nation-would-be-destroyed-by-a-meteor-or-even-over-flouridation examples of good 'ol conservative hate, go to Twitter and search for the #votewhite hashtag.

We still have a long way to go, folks.

A long, long way …

Lazy Media November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Oh, I have to think this is a Poe's Law moment. HAS to be.

Lazy Media November 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Looks like it's being used by one asshole, TheFunnyRacist, and all the other tweets are people complaining about it.

Sassomatic November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Pff. Figures she's not at work today.

finallyhappy November 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

I gave birth early and my office knew why I was out. However, one guy called me the morning after I gave birth(actually that morning as I gave birth at 2 AM) to ask me questions about work on my desk. I hung up and found a new job during maternity leave.

ProgressiveInga November 6, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Galicia Malone is a Big F*cking Deal. ♡

DemmeFatale November 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

All those suffragettes that made HUGE sacrifices so that women could vote, are smiling down upon Galicia.
Thank you and congratulations, sister!

calliecallie November 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Did she vote for the Labour party?

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

*facepalm*

Wile E. Quixote November 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I see what you did there.

Blueb4sinrise November 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Did the Wonkette Bazaar Mannequins vote today?

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I don't know about them. They're white and lifeless. Probably Republicans. I hope they stay home and no one gives them a ride anywhere.

larrykat November 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Voting = yay! Bears stocking cap = boo! There's something a little bit wrong with everything.

YouBetcha November 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Cue: My husband complaining about his hangnail and why he can't take out trash.

Naked_Bunny November 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Hangnails hurt!

Jus_Wonderin November 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

This is true. Once, I had a hangnail on my big toe and I was wearing wool socks and then, I stubbed my toe on the coffee table and fell over an Ottoman. I didn't spill my drink though. No. No. No.

Why there was an Ottoman in my living room…I will never know.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 6, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Did you trip on the Persian, too?

Lot_49 November 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Coulda been some other Oriental.

Naked_Bunny November 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I didn't spill my drink though.

Sounds like a well-honed skill.

actor212 November 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Read and breathe

Oh, the Heinlein Manuever?

Doktor Zoom November 7, 2012 at 3:55 am

Ouch.

deelzebub November 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Illinois moms are tough. Last year a pregnant lady finished day two of the Illinois Bar Exam while in labor.

Lot_49 November 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I can sympathize with Galicia. I had to put 45 cents worth of stamps on my ballot, and then walk it all the way down to the mailbox.

JaceWyatt November 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

More proof that women need to rule the world.

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Galicia? She doesn't look Polish or Ukrainian…

Seriously, way to go new Mom/Voter! Somebody in town take her some flowers!

Lot_49 November 6, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Or Spanish

Steverino247 November 6, 2012 at 6:43 pm

I *knew* there was another one out there. I'm more into Prussian history than Spanish though.

natl_[redacted]_cmdr November 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Yay Galicia and baby! No excuses, people. Vote!

djneedlz November 6, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Who's shiftless and lazy now, bitch? BAM!

DahBoner November 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm

VOTER OF THE YEAR

ttommyunger November 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

I can't find a thing to snark about here, but have no doubt the Fucktards can and will.

prommie November 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Aww, I didn't mean to make you feel sorry, I am sorry. Totally completely life altering best thing ever, yes yes yes yes umm hmmm.

prommie November 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Love love love. With votes!

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