Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I Was Wrong...Winning Is Bliss!!!

As a lifetime Browns and Indians fan, I'm no stranger to heartbreak. I was prepared to go home an also ran tonight. While anticipation of a thing might be wonderful, it is nothing compared to the the thing itself. Congratulations to Barak Obama and to all of us.

I am inspired and so proud of this country right now; the tears won't stop. Instead of feeling like the only hope I had was to endure and survive, I now feel like we can thrive. I believe that the personal feeling of responsibility for the people around me and the caring I receive in return is reflected in this new leader. Let there be no more talk of bootstraps and refusal to meet half way. Let's sit down together and figure this world out. And let's do it with everyone at the table.

We can make it happen...yes, we can.

12 comments:

  1. Amen, Flann. I feel so proud. I don't want to go to sleep yet because it feels so good. Yay us!

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  2. I'm a lil' bit proud that Ohio is the only state that has always predicted a prezzy-dential election and we finally went bloo this year, but I was also dissy-pointed that we apparently had the lowest voter turnout in years as well.

    Then again, I'm disapointed when I only get a 96% on my Medicare tests, so what the hell do *I* know???

    'tis a new day a-dawnin!!

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  3. I slept the sleep of the happy, happy drunk. And rest assured, you weren't the only one weeping tears of joy last night. I counted 4 or 5 just in our living room.

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  4. Oh, one more thing--THANK YOU OHIO VOTERS!!

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  5. So what's it like to live in a newly blue state...?! Oh yeah, that's me too.

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  6. I am the proud owner of a newly blue state here in Colorado! And I couldn't be more happy about the election.

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  7. The Cap'n told me not to be smug around all of my evangelical Republican co-workers. I was a good girl, I really was. I only snickered a little when I overheard a voice from the other side of my cubicle say "Well, all we can do now is pray".

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  8. Wow Flan, if you put it that way? Schottenheimer didn't play that conservative Marty-ball and Elway went out with cramps in the fourth quarter.

    The Brown win the Super Bowl!
    The Brown win the Super Bowl!

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  9. Chris: Yay, indeed!

    Cap'n: I'm very proud of Ohio.

    Bubs: Twas a beautiful thing. And...you're welcome! And I loved the cheer we got from Chicago! If I could be a holograph, I'd beam to your living room and bawl along.

    GiveKL: Welcome New Blue True Blue Brother!

    SD: Me neither!

    Spooky: Nice show of restraint. I couldn't help myself getting drawn in.

    CB: What if, right?

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  10. "What if, right?"

    The Browns were the better team both times. Marty could draft, Marty could manage, but come the fourth quarter? Marty got conservative like a Repub on steroids.

    It took mediocre officiating and Elway miracles, though we the football and Browns fans were the true losers, having to watch an inferior team advance both times.

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  11. I remember being in Ohio on election night '00 and thinking "YOU PEOPLE!" (Not you, Flan.) Yes, winning felt damn good. 'Tis a new day.

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