Friday, November 07, 2008
Ok, I’m thrilled with our new President Elect. I’ve never felt this way about a leader before, it’s G-G-G-Great, as the tiger from my childhood exclaimed.
Prop 8, not so good. The “Yes on 8” campaign concentrated on scaring people that kids would be taught that gay marriage was the same as straight marriage (which it is, but that’s a minor point, compared to the human rights issues). Anyway, heavy Church support, heavy minority support, heavy conservative support, and all those gay marriages have been flushed down the toilet. But I’m confident the courts will do the right thing. Also, there have been ongoing angry protests, and I have the feeling they will escalate. If there is one in my town, I’ll be there.
School bonds: all passed. That truly amazes me, that in the economic crisis people realize schools must be repaired. We also approved a high-speed train. And humane treatment of chickens!!!
My state is divided: blue on the coast (mostly--OC is a hang-up), red inland. But that my corner is finally in the blue camp, wow, I hope it stays there.
And yes, I went with sexy pirate.