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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

arrrgh...searching for silver linings....

Well, before we get to THAT, it was interesting dreaming last night that the project I am currently working on has the wrong HANDLES.  Yes, I make pottery 24/7.  So, I wake up and think about those pots and say "I'll make 2 sets of handles and try them both" :)
I also dreamt of summer vacation and biking...a LOT of biking....the bike rack came off the car roof this week for winter, although most of this fall has been SO pretty, it IS November, which can be pretty dang gloomy and grey....

OK, the elections.  I don't understand America's so-called fed-up attitude with politics.  GET OUT AND FUKKING VOTE, especially if you don't like the way corporate money is pushing us all around.  People have been beaten, jailed and killed trying to vote, and some Americans can't be bothered to get informed about the issues and vote...and the rich azzholes and conservatives COUNT on that.  Disaffected voters complain a lot and stay home OR they say "Unemployment is down and the stock market is up and I now have health insurance, BUT democrats are all black muslims from Kenya who want to force gay marriage and abortion on our kids...so I am gonna vote the GOP".

There are 2 slim silver linings in all this, to my mind:  one:  I always like Jeanne Shaheen, our governor when we lived in New Hampshire and for the last 6 years senator.  She beat that sock puppet Brown pretty easily. TWO:  maybe a win like this energizes voters  to ACTUALLY go to the polls in 2 years and elect Hillary....

8 comments:

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

I am shaking my head over the national political landscape. The only thing that gave me hope last night was when my state (WA) voted for background checks for ALL gun sales.
(We might have a recent tragedy to thank for the passing vote, which would make it all the more sad.)

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Dream on, Gary. We are sure in a political mess, and not for the first time. Bike rides are much nicer, as is pottery.

Karen Jensen said...

Penny makes me feel better.

Michèle Hastings said...

I am VERY happy that Shaheen kept her seat in the senate as well as the incumbent governor. The governor's opponent was also a border jumper... he has a summer home on the big lake and claimed it as his residence to run for office.
We weren't so lucky here in NC, we lost our democratic senator :-(
At least I can say I cast my vote and it wasn't for Thom Tillis.

Cassi Renee said...

I just don't understand. People seem to vote for so many things that contradict their own self-interest. And not voting at all, when we're shown every day on the news how that right is not afforded by so many, is crazy.

Hilary said...

I figure that if you don't vote, you can't complain. Then again, I can't vote in your elections and I still complain. ;)

Funny how dreaming sometimes gives us creative ideas.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I hope you are right that this midterm election will be a wake-up call and get people to the polls in 2016. We must have Hillary!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I am comforted this seems to be part of a 6-year cycle. Otherwise I would just spend my days crying.

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