Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Morning In America

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Floodwall 2012-11-03 1 (Good Morning, St. Louis)

Yippie!

The title refers to a TV ad when Ronald Reagan ran for president. The painting is from the grafitti-permitted section of the Mississippi River flood wall depicting sunrise over the stream, I suppose. However, hallelujah!, the forces of darkness have been pushed back. (Notice that I didn't say defeated. It never goes away.)

My political views leak through a bit on these pages but I usually avoid being explicit. Not today. I am full of joy and relief at the results of our national election. The president was re-elected. My superb senator, Claire McCaskill, won re-election against an extreme right winger and millions of dollars in outside money. I think most or all of my international readers agree with me. Some of my U.S. readers will not. In any event, I vote for us, not just me. That's my philosophy. We did not - we will never - win them all but yesterday those whose views I share won the big ones.

So here's another symbolic sunrise:


12 comments:

Olivier said...

on se réveille en France, avec la bonne nouvelle (En France, dans les sondages Obama avait presque 70% ) de la victoire d'Obama. Tu sembles toi aussi tres content ;))

Jude said...

Check out XKCD: xkcd.com/1131/
I was very relieved and happy.

cieldequimper said...

Glad I woke up to good news. I was kind of scared yesterday evening...

Carraol said...

Congratulations! Great post!

s.c said...

Also congratulations from Almere.

biebkriebels said...

Congrats, Americans come to senses.

Luis Gomez said...

It is a beautiful day Bob!

Speedway said...

More like a huge sigh of relief here, Bob. I was so afraid that too many people were suckered into the BS we were being fed by the neo-cons. I'm surrounded by them in my state and it's no fun. It's taught us we need to be ever-vigilant, or the special interests will be able to buy their way in.

JM said...

YES! Definitely a sigh of relief here too.

William Kendall said...

A deep sigh of relief from me on this one, Bob!

I like that pic!

Petrea Burchard said...

We must teach each other and try not to be angry, so next time there won't be a next time. I'm with you, Bob.

Bibi said...

Oh, boy, I am happy, too. I felt like cieldequimper, though, the night before....and was almost afraid to turn on my computer in the a.m.