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November 5, 2008 [ More archived home pages here ]

President-Elect Obama's Kismet

Today's song is Dancing in the Streets by Martha and the Vandellas, released in 1964.

Congratulations to President-Elect Barack Obama on your overwhelming election to this nation's highest office! In January you will take the President's oath of office, ready to serve the United States of America.

Back on March 7, 2007 I wrote about my thoughts for this election. In that message I stated I would not vote for any Presidential candidate over 50 years of age. On Election Day I voted for Senator Barack Obama for many reasons, his age being one of them. In fact, he was the candidate I had in mind that I would probably vote for back in March of 2007.

I am a Centrist and I think he is one too. This nation has a majority of Centrists and they supported him just as I did today.

I thank Senator John McCain for running and Gov. Sarah Palin for bringing new light to the Republican Party. I was an Independent this past year. Prior to that I was a registered Republican since 1980. I have a message for the Republican Party:

Learn from tonight's election process. Understand that religious ideals is not what motivates we Centrists. Take your religious section of your party and tell them to keep their religion to themselves. It is not for them to tell me or others how to believe. We don't appreciate religion being the basis for our laws or policies on how to govern our nation. Religion is a very personal, not group, matter for each person to decide. Keep it that way.

Next, don't even think of only running old white men, over age 50 for President again. You need to have minority candidates of both genders high-up in your political party's structure or you will see a steady demise of your party.

Drop the opposition to abortion in your political platform. It is an adult women's right to do with her body as she wishes. In fact, it's an adult man's right to do what he wants with his body too. In short, your message should be, "you manage your body and I'll manage mine". Don't interfere with that fundamental right or you will lose major elections--every time.

I look forward to supporting my new President-Elect, soon to be next President. I may not agree with him on every issue, but he deserves my support to get a start on bringing us together and helping us shape a stronger and more tolerant American society.

Prop. O that I supported for passage apparently has been rejected by a majority of San Marcos citizens. That is also democracy at work and I accept that decision in this election.

After I voted, I was interviewed for about ten to fifteen minutes by a reporter from the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper. If that interview is published online and I can locate it, I will point to it.

The new day for Americans starts today. I look forward to Inauguration Day in 2009.

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I published three new short stories:

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I updated my LinkedIn Profile to partially reflect my reading list and some of my slideshow presentations.

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My digital art picture, Valley of Thirst may have been prophetic.

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In thinking of the upcoming International Project Management Day 2008, I discovered allpm.com, a web site for project managers like me.

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It's always good to see competition on drug prices.

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My sister-in-law, Rita, sent me a "Robin Williams as the American Flag" link to add to my, Don's YouTube Picks page. I placed it in the Non-Music Video section.

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My brother-in-law, Bob, sent me a link for a page about the 50's and 60's.

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My friend, Bob, sent me these links to some military pictures:

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The answer to this is a quick, cheap cremation and then moving to a Mac for a rebirth of your creative spirit. ;-)

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Found on the web links for November 4, 2008 [ Link since removed ]

Don


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