Wednesday, November 05, 2008

12 comments:

Thomas Nackid said...

Wow, wishing I still lived in NYC! You guys look like you had a good time last night.

ces said...

What. A. Night.

Nationally. Locally.

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

What an amazing time for America!

manchess said...

Finally after 8 long and ugly years, optimism, science, education, generosity, grace, charity...all will hopefully be not only restored, but enhanced and developed to the point where America shines again as the hope of the world.

Anonymous said...

"O mundo é bão, Sebastião"

Titãs

Anonymous said...

I will have to certainly disagree Manchess. I love reading about what you guys are up to, we all have such mutual interests. But I have to say there is such a disconnect and a fundamental difference between "big city folk" and "small town folk." I view the next four years, not with optimism and absolutely not with hope, but with a deep set feeling of dread about what is to come. I have no faith in the government, certainly if they can't be trusted to take care of social security and to keep their filthy hands out of everyone's hard earned income for their pork projects, then we cannot trust them with universal health care.

Thomas Nackid said...

Anonymous:

This is America. You ARE the government! Or you should be. By the way I don't consider myself "big city folk" or "small town folk" (I have been both.) I am an American, not a red stater or a blue stater (I've lived in both). Try to shed the fear that fear and cynicism that our "leaders" have spent the last 8 years pounding into you.

Irene Gallo said...

Anon, you've hit one of my biggest peeves. The idea that those of us who enjoy living in close proximity to one another somehow have different values from suburban or small town people is preposterous.

I share my sidewalk with 8 million people originating from every corner of the planet. Living on top of one another may make us gruff at times, but it also makes us curious, tolerant, compassionate, and understanding when people need helping and when they don't

manchess said...

LOL...you are proving my point, anonymous. This is exactly the kind of trumped up fear that we've had to overcome in the past 8 years in order to bring a sense of dignity, grace, and discovery back to the country. It all starts there.

Then we get down to the work of taking care of our hungry, poor, elderly, veterans....and the hopeless, as well as the hopeful: our students.

ces said...

Irene, have you seen a neurologist about your migraines? I've had them for many many years, & when they first started I'd lose 4 days of work. Finally, a new doctor sent me to a neurologist. One week later, with a new prescription of 3 drugs & a protocol to follow, & my migraines lasted only 45 minutes!

Do it!

And I'm glad you're feeling better.

Mark Winters said...

While it probably wasn't as cool as the happenings in NYC I did go to the election watch party Janet Napalitano hosted here in Phoenix. There was such a great vibe throughout the night and sense of relief after McCain conceded.

I'll miss Tina Fey on SNL tho. ;)

Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Greg Manchess couldn't have said it better. I see hope. It won't be an easy mess to clean up, that the Neocons left us with, but it can be done. Bush and his filthy regime are going out the door.

Just going on You Tube and seeing the world reactions is testament to this great day. Unfortunately, there are those who are of the "Who cares what THEY think?" mentality which, has led us to this dark place in time. The change has started, already, the healing has begun.