Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-a-dee-ay




UPDATE2: From GWB's press conference ~ "The message yesterday was clear: The American people want their leaders in Washington to set aside partisan differences, conduct ourselves in an ethical manner and work together to address the challenges facing our nation." -GWB

Ummm, actually, that's not what the message was. God, this man is thick!

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UPDATE: Now I hear Rumsfeld is going bye-bye. Can this day get any better? :)

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Looks like it's going to be a wonderful day!

I got up early this morning after falling asleep with election returns going on the radio. Made some decaf coffee and turned the TV on to see what happened during the night. My eye was immediately caught by a familiar sight. Thailand. Out here in the computer room, I had the TV set to PBS last night. This morning, it was "Globetrekker". Yep, you betcha! I got a 30-minute tour of Thailand.

And that was before I even woke up to a point of coherence!

So... Thailand aside.

It would appear that California has done a good job after all. We may still have Aaaahnold but he will be answering to plenty of new Democrats. Jerry Brown, an anti-death penalty candidate, was elected as Attorney General.

Most importantly, I looked at the bond initiatives. They all passed. Senate Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, called the bonds' passage "a milestone in state history."

He went on to say they "will make a real difference to the lives of millions of Californians, who will find it easier to get to work, will send their children to better schools, will live in safer, more affordable housing and will live with less fear of catastrophic floods..."

Additionally, nearly all of the propositions failed. All the police state, anti-worker, anti-freedom ballot propositions failed with a resounding "thud".

The Maloof Brothers will not be getting a taxpayer-funded arena for their sports team in the middle of Sacramento so they can get richer on the backs of already-stretched residents.

Looks like it's going to be a good day in the neighborhood.


Peace,


Thailand Gal
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15 comments:

jen said...

A very good day, indeed. 1C woman..1C!

and we'll be taking the senate as soon as the nonsense is over.

finally. an opportunity to head in the right direction. Amen.

Cuppa said...

"My oh my what a wonderful day"

We (AC and I and many other Canadians)are celebrating with you.

Pam said...

Vermont did well too, yes, it is a good day.
Are you old enough to remember the movie that "Zip-a dee-do-dah" came from?

Thailand Gal said...

Jen, I hope so much that you will blog about what's happening, now that 1C passed. The idea that we call ourselves "civilized" and allow people to live on the streets like stray cats is something my puny mind will not comprehend!

Cuppa, glad you are celebrating, too! This is good news for the entire world. Now with Rumsfeld going bye-bye, too, it looks like the Neocon house of cards might begin to tumble.

Pam, I remember the song when I was a kid. Oh, what an earworm! As for the movie, just guessing.. was it Mary Poppins? :)

Peace,

Thailand Gal
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jen said...

ding, dong, the witch is dead....

it seriously cannot be any better of a day.

Susan as herself said...

Oooh--- I love Globe Trekker!!

And elections turned out pretty well her in Illinois too... can't really complain!

Anvilcloud said...

My faith may be beginning to be restored.

Dogwalkmusings said...

I want to encourage all your readers to embrace the concept of the Cafeteria Party!

Stephen Newton said...

So long, Rummsy. YAY

Thailand Gal said...

Jen, right on!

Susan, I usually don't have my lazy tail out of bed early enough but whenever possible, I always catch Globe Trekker! :)


AC, I am reserving my enthusiasm. The story just hasn't been written yet. :)

Mari, I'm all for anything that might bring about positive change! LOL ~

Stephen, yeah! It's about time! That guy is truly scary!

Lucia said...

Wow! How great. First decent elections and then Rumsfeld taking a hike. This calls for some celebration!

Dick said...

It was indeed an interesting election. In one of our local ones the two candidates are nine votes apart, so everyone's vote can be very important.

Thanks for your visit today to my blog. I appreciate your comments.

Joyce said...

as you well know, we are always affected by American politics. I too was glad to say bye bye to Rumsfeld yesterday.
maybe less war?

KC said...

Days like those are great, aren't they? Thailand tour...Bonus!

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