did you stay up all night too, to see the outcome of the US elections? I sure did. Lucky for me I'm on the late shift this week, otherwise there would have been no way I could have stayed up till 4am. Well, it turned out like I and the rest of the world hoped it would. It sure is time for change.
For me last night had 2 positive moments and one disappointment:
First, Obama will be the 44th president and with him I believe not only will Americans have a better life, hopefully with heath care for all, but also the rest of the world has hope for a world with less battlefields and not another cold war. He is a true president from the people for the people.
Second, the extremely high voter turnout. I think it's absolutely great that so many actively decided to participate in the fate of their country. Especially when I saw the long queues of voters. In Germany it would be unthinkable to have to wait in line to vote, let alone having to register prior to voting. And yet we have lower voter participation. We always take Damien with us to vote in the hope that he will one day be not only proud to be able to vote, but will also do it with enthusiasm.
Third, what I didn't understand nor expect is the "yes" by the majority of Californians on Prop 8. For me it is discrimination and so last century. It just doesn't fit in my concept of a modern free world. Hopefully this form of discrimination will no longer exist when Damien is old enough to marry.
Now enough about politics, on to the freebies :-)
Alphas & Wordart:
Kits & more:
Here one last time, because it brings hope and is just a great song: