Friday, November 7, 2008

Hello Friday!

It’s been quite a long week.  t least finally, Friday is almost here.  Not that I have any serious plans this weekend, but it is really nice to know that I don’t really have any plans.  If that makes sense.  This has certainly been a fun and interesting week.  I think today I finally recovered from the Obama Election Night rally in Grant Park.   (Man I must be getting old.)

A few thoughts have sprung to mind in the wake of the most recent election.  Thoughts such as…

  • Tuesday night’s outcome, I do truly believe was the best possible out come.   Not only, because I believe that Obama will be able to steward our nation in the correct direction, but one added bonus that Some people have not thought about, is that it might actually be a good thing that McCain will not be the President, but still retain his Senate seat.   I’ve said before, that I have long held John McCain in the highest of regards, and I do think that he is one of the true patriots of our country.   Over the course of this election campaign I do not think that we’ve been seeing the real John McCain.  Now that the election is over, and he is no longer in the thralls of his campaign “advisors” I hope that we see a resurgence of the fiery maverick that used to be John McCain.
  • Sadly, this election was a bit of a “one step forward one step back” affair.   Great strides were made on behalf of African Americans with the election of Obama.  I certainly never thought that I would see that happen prior to this election.   That would be the step forward.   Sadly, another embattled segment of our population saw a major set back in it’s own quest for equal rights.   With the passing of Proposition 8 in California and the adoption of  similar pieces of legislation in many other states across the nation, I think that one can now safely make the argument that “Gay is the New Black.”   Anyone else find the fact that at least in California the high turn out of Black and Hispanic voters who were there to vote for Obama was one of the main reasons behind the passing of  Proposition 8  a tad bit …interesting?   My heart truly goes out to the individuals who do not have the freedom to define their own families now because of these pieces of legislation.
  • If you have not seen this week’s episode of “South Park” you really should.  It’s wonderfully funny.  Matt and Trey are right on point with their mirror on our society once again.

On a final note…let me send you out on your weekend with this…

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