Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Day 311: Democracy Works!

Record turnouts, strong, passionate, valuable disagreements, with deep theoretical differences. But we had our election; we voted in our Republic, and although President Elect Barack Obama won with 52% of the electorate, 46% of the electorate did not agree with this choice. But in our country, there's no blood in the streets, no storming the capitol. . . at worse, there's frustration but still a working within the system. I'm so impressed and hopeful for our country!

Let's all hope for an administration and ask of ourselves that we will now not be distracted by theoretical differences but devote energies in a very pragmatic way to solving some of the immense problems facing us.

Last night, I discovered that on channel 352, I could watch 8 stations at once!!!!! Last night, the Weather Channel (bottom right) was often BBC or comedy central. It was great! I sat with my laptop showing pollsters.com and switched to which ever channel looked the most promising at any moment. What a night!



I hope that now that the election is over, I can go back to watching things like Netflix movies!

16 comments:

Jackie's Shot said...

lol I can't keep track of two channels how do you manage 8. ~Jackie

Cari said...

Ok I can not believe you got to watch 8 channels at once! That is crazy! I also love that you took a photo of it!
Cari

Chell said...

Well we had a lot of damage done here by people, damage in the millions from "celebrating" sad sad sad...

Mandy said...

I can barely figure out how to turn my TV on.

This IS an amazing country we live in, and I could not be prouder of being an American.

Becky said...

That's cool--my DH would be thrilled if the eight-channel thing with sports games.
I'm usually very much a "I hate all politicians because they're all evil" cynical person, but today I am proud and hopeful and thought both guys were class acts during their speeches last night.

Amy said...

WOW, I want that! How cool! I too hope that everyone takes this opportunity to search their souls and move towards unity in service to making our country a better place!

Michelle said...

oh,wow! my head would be spinning with that many channels going on! love the "screen" shots-lol!

Cindi Koceich said...

Wow...8 channels at once. That is talent!! tee hee!

Happyheart said...

Netflix movies is what you'll need to avoid all the christmas commercials that will replace the campaign ones now :-)

Gypsy Girl said...

Yup now we need to stick together and try to solve some of these problems.I am proud and always have been to be an American.We were so happy 4 of our Children were able to vote this year. No way will I let my dh we can watch all those channels at one time heck no. He drives me crazy as it is with the remoted, he changes channels every minute and a half.

Mom2Drew said...

Wow...don't know if would want to see 8 different news channels at once, but that is pretty cool.

Jason said...

That is so cool, I wish I could have seen that. I wish the weather channel was at the bottom of every station :o) Yes, I am a geek.

Bobbi said...

Lol, I could not watch 8 channels at once! Go get you some movies!

Erika said...

8 channels at once??? DH would die for that! :)

Amy ~ Just Being Aimlyss said...

So cool! I read this and immediately went to my TV to check 352 (I also have Directv), but no go! I'm wondering if it is on another channel, maybe it changes in different markets. And I'm LOL at the Netflix comment, I have the same thing going on...movies just sitting around forever! They definitely made their money on me these past couple of months. :)

Nessa said...

wow, that is crazy!! I plan on going back to watching my DVR now that the election is over, LOL!