I tried to get Tobyjoe to write this for me today because I am a total moron when it comes to writing political commentary. He said (and I quote):
tobyjoe: i dont blog, baby
mihow: BLOG DAMMIT!!!!!!
mihow: BLOG FOR ME!!!!
mihow: you got something against blogging?
tobyjoe: yes, i do
tobyjoe: i can’t do it
tobyjoe: therefore, it’s lame
tobyjoe: just like dancing and playing baseball
So, I’m on my own on this one.
To be honest (and I don’t know why this is) I figured we (the Dems) would get the Senate but not the House. Turns out, Dems got the House
and the Senate still hangs. (Woo! Got the Senate!) I’m even more surprised that the final count comes down to Mr. Macaca (George Allen) from Virginia who is demanding a recount against his opponent, Jim Webb.
George Allen was the guy who said this:
“This fellow here, over here with the yellow shirt, macaca, or whatever his name is. He’s with my opponent. He’s following us around everywhere. And it’s just great. Lets give a welcome to Macaca, here. Welcome to America and the real world of Virginia.”
This was said to his Republican audience about a 20-year-old volunteer of Indian descent, the only non-white faced person in the audience. Macaca is a racial slur. Go George Allen!
George Allen is also the guy who hung a Confederate flag and a noose in his office.
Anyway, he trailed his Democratic challenger by fewer than 6,000 votes and has demanded a recount. We’ll see.
I was particularly pleased to see that the people of South Dakota voted against the outlaw of almost all abortions.
Say whatever you want today. Are you happy with the outcome? Disappointed? Are you inspired? Worried? Any good voting day stories?
In other news…
My last day at work is on Friday. But they’ve already given me a freelance gig, which is really great. No rest will be had, however, because we’re heading to Cleveland, Ohio this weekend for a wedding, renting a car. We’ll be stopping in State College along the way. I’m looking forward to the road trip.
My last outdoor soccer match was last night. We lost. We lost every game but one, actually. But I couldn’t have been placed with a nicer bunch of people. We got on really well and had the most excellent time playing together. So much so, we’re continuing an indoor league this winter. I did manage to score one goal this season, which totally rocked.
Oh, also, I created this last night while killing time. It was the first time I used an “Artistic” Photoshop filter in over 13 years. I feel proud.