Not signed in (Sign In)
This discussion has been inactive for longer than 5 days, and doesn't want to be resurrected.
    •  
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
     (10833.1)
    What a speech. I can't believe a President-elect mentioned climate change in his acceptance speech.
    •  
      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
     (10833.2)
    Just woke-up and was more than a little afraid to turn-on the TV.

    Thank FUCKETY.

    Anyway, here's Beyonce's sentiments:

    •  
      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012 edited
     (10833.3)
    @Alan, I KNOW, RIGHT? I let out a little "woah" too.

    Me, I just feel a sense of accomplishment...that I chose REO Speedwagon's "Roll With The Changes" as a good victory song at least and hour or so before Obama HQ did.

    What, I'm Canadian. I'll take what victory I can get.
    •  
      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeNov 6th 2012
     (10833.4)
    I mostly don't feel joy so much as a profound sense of relief that my country will not be given over to a soulless shapeshifter and his lunatic supporters.
    •  
      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012 edited
     (10833.5)
    Just this:



    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.6)
    Okay, well, great. That's all done and settled then.

    Soooo...

    Americans - Hand in your guns. Mecca's that way - prayer matts are over there.

    What? No?

    Damn...
  1.  (10833.7)
    "So, now that we've cleaned out Congress, can we get to work on our television news pundits?"

    Congress is nowhere near "cleaned out". We got a few new faces in the Senate, but 2/3 of them weren't even up for reelection, and most of the House also got re-elected.
  2.  (10833.8)
    Romney's concession speech should have just been: "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn't for you meddling women and minorities."
    •  
      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012 edited
     (10833.9)
    My question: Now that MA has legalized medical marijuana, do you think we might get some clinical trials and research into medical applications? I'm sure the funding is not really there, which is a shame. Medical marijuana may have a lot of potential, but like any other drug it really should be tested and researched so that the appropriate dosing and administration is determined by condition.

    Edit: reasoning behind this question is the number of incredibly prestigious hospitals and universities in MA.
  3.  (10833.10)
    Watched the votes on tv & politico. Waiting to find out how many votes my stepdad DID get (he didnt win) in the office he was seeking. Knew he'd won last night before bed, but it didn't really feel like much of a win before this morning. I guess I needed time for stuff to sink in.
  4.  (10833.11)
    I have to admit, the news of two states legalizing pot, four states voting in popular referendum in favor of marriage equality, the first lesbian senator, and Puerto Rico voting to join us kind of overshadowed Obama's reelection for me. Possibly because Nate Silver's been saying all along that he was going to win, whereas all this stuff came as a surprise. These broader, state-based changes are probably more significant for progressivism than just the reelection is. Although the fact that we dodged the potential bullet of RMoney-appointed Supreme Court Justices is kind of a big deal, too...

    That was a hell of a speech, too. Climate Change, strident support of multiculturalism and equality, gay rights, open talk of workers uniting and supporting each other (which I can't help but think of as a jab at Ryan's Ayn Rand fandom)... Obama's pretty centrist, but damn, that was a really overtly leftist speech.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.12)
    I read that as 'workers urinating on each other'.

    I think I stayed up too late last night.
  5.  (10833.13)
    @oddcult-
    It's safe to go to bed ;)
  6.  (10833.14)
    Shit, and now each time I re-read it, that's what I see too.

    So glad this election is over.
  7.  (10833.15)
    we voted in a bisexual atheist congresswoman in my district and i couldnt be happier. that feels like the real victory for me as she is someone whom ive watched the past 5 or so years on PBS roundtables and i feel like i finally have a real voice in politics
    •  
      CommentAuthornigredo
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.16)
  8.  (10833.17)
    I like the idea of Karl Rove getting upset.

    Don't care what about, it's just nice that Karl Rove isn't happy.
    •  
      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.18)
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.19)
    •  
      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 7th 2012
     (10833.20)

This discussion has been inactive for longer than 5 days, and doesn't want to be resurrected.