belated inauguration post

This inauguration was like another Christmas for me. Actually, it was like 8 years of Christamases. Granted my memory only extends back through about two and a half presidents, but I have to say, I don’t expect to ever be this excited about a politician again.  We didn’t go downtown at all, but even just watching it on television and talking to people who were there was amazing. Weeks like this really bring home what this nation is all about. And I love it so!

This is my new happy place:

Now, I’m a big NPR geek, but mainly I enjoy their news programming, so I don’t listen often on the weekends, since that tends to be more entertainment and call in type shows. But I hopped in my car last night and caught the beginning of “Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Usually I would switch it to something else, because I find that show kind of weird, but he started off with a poem he wrote about the inauguration, and then a cheeky Obama song – and they were great! I’ve been digging around online to find them, but they don’t seem to be posted yet. I’ll update this post once they are.

stop the hate

On Tuesday, November 4th, Californians voted to pass Proposition 8, amending their state constitution to include a ban on gay marriage. That’s right, they wrote discrimination into their constitution. This goes against everything that America stands for, against the very principles that allowed Barack Obama to win the presidential election on that same day. That ALL men are created equal, and that discrimination is not an American value.

Tomorrow, Saturday November 15, at 1:30 p.m. eastern time, protesters around the globe will make their anger over this injustice heard. To find a protest near you, visit Join the Impact .

Freedom and justice for all – support love, fight hate!

I’m sorry, you find this threatening… how, again?