Post Election Thoughts & A Racy Ad..
This was a clear signal for change. A lot of fellow Americans were tired, fed up of the administration policies and voted their disapproval. The win is also a combination of efforts by the democrats, the candidates who ran a good campaign and also the netroots.
Folks like you and me have been active on various progressive blogs like Eschaton, Dailykos, Firedoglake, MyDD and many others too numerous to mention but worthy nonetheless.
While the blogs were often places for like minded progressive democratic folks to vent, complain and bitch. They were also places that helped us organize. They were forums for people who cared about our nation to come together and help change the direction of the nation.
The actblue pages of the various blogs helped introduce us to some great candidates, not just local but around the country. Via Eschaton I was able to meet and listen to candidates like Patrick Murphy an Iraq war vet who won in PA. Via Kos I was able to read about Jon Tester who won in Montana.
Organizations like Moveon.org via their GOTV effort helped ordinary folks like me pitch in the effort to take the country back (other than just voting). Via the DNC’s grassroots efforts I was able to get out and meet local candidates and was able to help out on their campaigns.
This progressive felt he could make a difference in some way via his time and dollars. It is a great feeling and today is a day to savor. I know we will do our best to keep the dems accountable.
Yes the country has moved to the middle and we will make sure it stays there for that is where most of America resides. I know that we must continue to be vigilant and to work hard. The fight to make this country a better place for us and for those who will inherit it is truly a worthy one.
That is my 2 cents fwiw.
On to lighter stuff..
Jon Stewart's funnies about Cnn's Blog party..hehe (Via Atrios)
Controversial Jeans Ad?
I found these interesting, cool and naughty (maybe you might differ). The remaining ones are here. Anyone seen these in the US? Maybe it's from Europe with their more relaxed approach to all matter sexual?