Wednesday, November 05, 2008

You spin me right round baby ...

We're having a dance party around here today!

Wanna join us? You've got to check out this web page for folding candidates president elect, first lady elect, and vice president elect. The music at this page (really play the video on the page... you'll feel good) is exactly how I feel today about the presidential election... deliriously happy, spinning .... Some things are good in the world.

Unfortunately, not all is well. In California, 5, 359, 110 people voted to legalize discrimination towards others. Really? Over 5 million people want to discriminate against other Americans? America is not yet a country of equality. I'm still hoping beyond hope with others though:

Statement by "No on Prop 8" Campaign on Election Status

Roughly 400,000 votes separate yes from no on Prop 8 – out of 10 million votes tallied.

Based on turnout estimates reported yesterday, we expect that there are more than 3 million and possibly as many as 4 million absentee and provisional ballots yet to be counted.

Given that fundamental rights are at stake, we must wait to hear from the Secretary of State tomorrow how many votes are yet to be counted as well as where they are from.

It is clearly a very close election and we monitored the results all evening and this morning.

As of this point, the election is too close to call.

Because Prop 8 involves the sensitive matter of individual rights, we believe it is important to wait until we receive further information about the outcome.

Geoff Kors
Executive Committee NO on Prop 8

Kate KendellExecutive Committee
NO on Prop 8

Keep your fingers crossed that those who voted early by mail weren't bigots.
After all, two other states made the wrong choice yesterday. I'm going to keep hoping bad things don't come in threes.

link to puppets courtesy of monster yarn's post today.


Beth said...

Well, you got 4 NO votes out of my household! I'm just as disappointed as everyone else is on this issue.

tiennie said...

Hooray for Obama! Boo to Prop 8! What a bummer. I wished that I could've voted as a Californian. Hopefully the ACLU can stop it from going into effect.

Kim said...

I still have tears in my eyes just thinking about Obama taking over, the history of this, the HOPE I feel. No words to describe how hopeful!!

What's with those CA voters agreeing with Arnold on Prop 8? Tom and I would vote to get rid of him and his Prop 8 if we could! Perhaps something will be changed in the years (of hope) to come. If we don't call it marriage, could we at least make it a legal union and then tackle the label?

Hilary said...

Yeah, I was really, really sad about the passing of 8. My amazing neighbors/best friends (two ladies) just got married a couple of weeks ago and it breaks my heart to think it could be nullified. Absolutely breaks my heart.