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Praise the People - Praise Them With Great Praise

 

 

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And the People Spoke. From their farms and houses, their factories and schools, they gathered into their appointed locations and spoke their Will and the Will of the People carried... Barak Obama was again returned to the White House.

Praise the People - Praise Them with Great Praise

And the People Spoke. The rights of all People were acclaimed and preserved. In the great lands of Maine and Maryland, all People of any sex now have a right to wed. In the great land of Minnesota the State Constitution may NOT be amended to state that marriage is only legal if it is between one man and one woman. The People in these states recognized and acknowledged that gay and lesbian relationships are legitimate in the eyes of the law.

Praise the People - Praise Them with Great Praise

And the People Spoke. In the lands of mountains - those lands named Colorado and Washington, the People may now possess a small amount of marijuana for recreational use. The measure didn't pass in Oregon, but baby steps - large baby steps - were taken.

Praise the People - Praise Them with Great Praise

And the People Spoke. In the great land of Minnesota the two ladies - Amy and Betty - were returned to Congress. People who care, people who respond and people who vote with the voice of their constituents are increasingly rare. Amy and Betty do that, and they do it well.

Praise the People - Praise Them with Great Praise

And the People Spoke. And in my household joy radiates (from me) and sorrow spreads (from my DH) because the Blue's have it!

Praise the People - Praise Them with Great Praise

This is my blog post for today. It's my day off and I'll be working on my NaNo for the day and attending my first NaNoWriMo Write-in at my local library tonight. It is my first and may also be my last social NaNo gathering, but I am actually looking forward to it. Have a phenomenal day filled with joy, hope, and accomplishments. 
I'm hoping I'll enjoy it. I'm really a bit shy in groups until I know people, so it could be awkward. But I can't just write in a vacuum :-)

- Erulisse (one L)
Wow, thanks Ann. Coming from you that means a great deal to me!

- Erulisse (one L)
It's hard to be married to such a conservative guy, but I love him so I'm stuck with his politics. And I understand where he's coming from. As someone who is self-employed and who pays double-taxes because of it, we're between hammers and anvils financially on a regular basis. He hoped that Romney would be able to help the economy in a way that Obama was unable to. I share the hope, just not the person directing it.

Fingers crossed for Florida. I noticed it was leaning blue earlier this morning, but it seems to be a tight race.

- Erulisse (one L)
Also, praise the people of Wisconsin, who have elected the nation's first senator who happens to be an openly gay woman and who did not make sexuality a major issue! And the people who voted against two senatorial candidates, Akin and Mourdock, who made HEINOUS comments about women and rape.

Praise us with great praise! <3
Absolutely, putting my hands together and making a loud sound of two hands clapping. All praise to my neighboring state! Praise also to those intelligent enough to condemn the stupidity so forcefully placed in front of all of us when Akin and Mourdock demonstrated their woeful inability to understand or sympathize with the female portion of their demographics. Shame on them and bravo for the voters for throwing them out on their ignorant keisters.

- Erulisse (one L)
Love your post! I was so ridiculously happy last night--I didn't realize just how much I was keeping my hopes down so that I wouldn't be disappointed.
Thanks so much. When I woke up this morning, all I could think of was that Frodo had indeed succeeded and that paean that had been composed for them seemed so applicable to our own times and circumstances.

- Erulisse (one L)
I hope I will. I'm quite a bit older than many of the NaNo writers around there, so I might be the ancient one in the group, but I'm on track with my wordcount and where I am in my story, so I might be ahead of the game. It will be fun to meet other crazy people in any case - LOL.

I'm totally thrilled with the election outcome.

- Erulisse (one L)
To us simple European folk it looks as if you got it right...

We are mainly not clever enough to twist our minds around why anyone would vote for Mitt Romney.
My DH voted for Romney because he felt that we would have a better economic outcome under his direction. He didn't see a lot of sense to re-electing someone whose economic policies hadn't worked up to this point. I understood his viewpoint, but didn't agree with it. At least he did vote against requiring voter ID and voted for Amy and Betty, so I got a few inroads into him despite it all.

- Erulisse (one L)
Except that, from outside - it looks as if the financial crisis that the bankers inflicted on much of the world came about during a Republican administration, and the economic policies seem to be working as well as can be expected when the Republicans voted into your parliament declared that their main aim was not helping him push through policies to help the economy, but to make sure so much of what he tried failed that he would be a one-term president...

And, somehow, a man whose own companies made so much money by outsourcing to Mexico (and China? not sure about that) doesn't instil most of us bystanders with confidence that he would put the number of people in work ahead of the size of company profits!

But sometimes we have to marry people despite their politics, rather than because of them :)
But sometimes we have to marry people despite their politics, rather than because of them :)

All too true...

- Erulisse (one L)
We didn't do too badly out here either. We actually VOTED IN A TAX Increase for sales and income (over $250K a year) to go to schools. Man, I did not think that one would pass. They also allowed the continuance of the death penalty - in spite of the bullhockey that was tripped about innocent folks on death row. They also struck down the food labeling. That's a sad one as I believe we need to know, BUT we can't afford to PAY for it right now.

There were a few others that were important that also made headway so all in all, California did good and I have nothing but good things to say about "Jerry Baby" our Gov. He may have fracked it up the first time out, back in the 70's but everyone is entitled to grow and learn and he has certainly proven himself able. Here's hoping the senate seats and our local governance also keep their heads on straight. @.@

Edited at 2012-11-07 07:20 pm (UTC)
All in all it sounds like California and Minnesota both did well in the election. Yeah us!

- Erulisse (one L)
Yes indeed we did! My state of origin and my state of adoption both kicked some ass.
Yay, a fellow Californian. I'm tickled about 30 passing (am currently in school).