Wednesday, November 08, 2006
news and events
all around america, there were people talking about change. many folks wanted a change from the dismal economic news; the dismal iraq news; the dismal scandal news, and so on. many americans were dismayed to discover business as usual at the polls and with attempted dirty tricks from new york to oregon- sea to shining sea. and, in the end, what did we change? what did we accomplish? one side 'won' over the other temporarily and we, the people, still dislike each other based on ideology. the christian right are still going to try to ban gay marriage and the secular left is going to fight for a higher minimum wage. perhaps we dodged a bullet with this election or perhaps we have just postponed the inevitable. maybe, this is what it took to get we, the people, off of our couches and participating in our democratic republic. hopefully, we can set to prioritizing cleaning up our country. there is much work that remains to be done. we progressives cannot sit back anymore- and as tired as we may become- it is up to us to lead the way. so, no rest for the heathen- get back into the saddle and let's get back to work.