Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving. I’m going on a hike this afternoon with a good friend. Anyone else celebrating without a turkey?
In addition to gratitude for you, our readers, and to Priscilla, Brian and our anonymous moderators, I am also grateful that the election went so much better than expected.
Tomorrow, some friends and I will get together to write Vote Forward letters for Sen. Raphael Warnock, who is in an important runoff on Dec. 9. You can join the effort here or sign up to make phone calls or become a social ambassador here, via the DNC.
My fairly recent reluctance to visit the USA is heavily influenced by the experiences of people in so many places like Cheseapeake and Colorado Springs, where a person with issues decides to get himself a gun to strike back at the world. Fewer guns out on the street would make a huge difference (as recognised by 90% of Americans) but the NRA clearly has the politicians in a death grip. Change the politicians and something might be done after all. I can’t vote in the USA but I appreciate the work you and your friends are doing to change the politicians.
I’m in a bad mood, myself, right now, having had my day ruined by f’ing UPS, which I won’t go into the details about, except to say that it took up so much of my time that I did not have nearly enough of the time I had planned to write letters on behalf of Sen. Warnock with friends.
But, as I told my sister, there are families in Chesapeake and Colorado Springs who would have loved to trade my bad day for their.
I was in a really bad mood having just come off the comments sections of a few sites (lurking). It’s sometimes difficult to discern whether the commenter is LW or RW and that made me cranky >(I guess).
I do make a serious exception to people who are prompted exclusively by hatred, as opposed to a simple difference of opinion. The former are a lot more likely to decide to resort to violence and that’s a “no-no” in my book.