I cried. I did. The tears just poured down my face, the Main Distractor and I were instant messaging, and even though I was alone (with the dogs) in my Vancouver living room, not in a crowd of hundreds or thousands or hundreds of thousands, it was great.
There are some races that didn’t go the way I would have preferred, personally (Darcy Burner in WA for one, Michelle Bachmann in MN for another, for opposite reasons), and holy SHIT the religious people need to keep their self-righteous motherfucking noses out of the politics, because taking away people’s civil rights is just not done in a democracy. It’s just not done! Why would they think that they could? and I mean come down to it, how does a proposition like that even get on a ballot? what the fuck is going on down there in California?
Anyway, I’m terribly pleased that the right man won the election. I’m very interested to see what happens in the next 12 months.
I was going to write this more than a week ago, a sort of a note about which websites and people helped feed my insatiable newscraving in the run up. Then other people started doing that, and I didn’t want to appear like a bandwagoner. But anyway. In the unlikely event that anyone who bothers to read what I write isn’t aware, I give kudos to the following:
- FiveThirtyEight and Nate Silver
- DailyKos (take with a grain of salt, sometimes, but great for breaking political news and some good analysis)
- Rachel Maddow (I think the favourite new (to me) voice of the campaign)
And the news/opinion sites listed as distractions on the right.