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Wednesday, November 05, 2008


This is an historic day. No, not because of the election to the Presidency of Barack Obama, but because here at the journey we have now completed two full years of posting to this blog without missing a day. Of course, the election of Obama is good too. It's funny, until yesterday the idea of an African-American president seemed, even as we hoped and campaigned for it, remarkable. This morning it seems like the most natural thing in the world. But what is genuinely newsworthy is that we managed to elect a president of unusual intelligence and intellectual achievement. Now that's special!


Anonymous Jean said...

Congratulations on your two year milestone John. What a mighty achievement! :-D

I can see how the election of a new President might pale into insignificance by comparison (chuckles)... but yes... it is very good news that an intelligent articulate "person" capable of making a real difference has made it into the White House. The only negative... all the hype about his being African-American... he is afterall just as white as he is black... and therein lies the beauty of it all. No doubt it would have been the same had a woman made it to the oval office... but it appears attitudes have a way to go before that can ever happen. Who'd have thought it? Baby steps though... (at last in the right direction!)

Funny cartoon John... now THAT'S rockin 'n rollin' (((LOL)))

1:35 PM  
Blogger John M Crowther said...

Thanks, Jean.

I can understand your apprehension about race in the discussion, but I think if you were here you'd see a different reality, one that I find quite astonishing. The prevailing attitude really is a coming together, and a sense that on Nov. 4, 2008 at 11 PM the Civil War finally ended. It's an attitude that one feels being shared by blacks and whites. The mood here is remarkably upbeat, almost euphoric, perhaps the most upbeat in a positive way that I've experienced the country since I was 6-years old and World War II came to a close. The other amazing thing is that places like Times Square, Harlem (in NY), Grant Park (in Chicago), Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, and streets across the country people were massed in celebration, blacks, whites, Asians, latinos, young, old, etc. with nowhere the slightest hint of tenion or violence.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Jean said...

What a great outcome! I'm so glad... but sorry at the same time that some of the joy hasn't spilled over here. I guess it will in time as things begin to be put right politically and morally. Let's hope so. Oh and... someone needs to tell the media! LOL

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for the record, could you remind me again just WHAT he's achieved, except promoting his own career?
Three years in the senate, and he's never sponsored a bill, editor of Harvard Law Review and never published a paper.
Actually, having so little to show for himself obviously worked to his advantage.
Having said that, I will never speak in negative terms about our government again.
I participated in the Democratic process, my candidate of choice did not win, and I intend to be a helluva lot more gracious than you, and those of your political leanings ever were about losing.
And better luck to my side next election.
And I won't be visiting here again, I've decided. In order to express my true feelings I would infuriate too many people, and make myself crazy.
So when you respond to this email, you'll just be talking to a bunch of people who think just like you do..... therefore, what's the point?

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness we won't be hearing from him again. I doubt very much that he has it in him to be gracious.Roger

3:40 AM  
Blogger gretchen said...

On the group where I "hang out" with a bunch of like minded funny women when someone says something that we agree with wholeheartedly we are apt to respond by saying "I love you, Susie" or whoever. It is in that spirit that I say: I love you roger.

6:08 PM  

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