"Count what is countable. Measure what is measureable. What is not measureable, make measureable." -- Galileo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Relief! What roller-coaster ride this election has been. Now its over and Obama is the next Prez. Can't imagine what would have happened in Chicago if he'd lost--125,000 depressed, suicidal Democrats turned loose on the streets.

Astonishment! The conspiracy theorists were wrong and the Powers That Be didn't steal the election. Americans have completely repudiated the last 8 years. Of course, it would have been a lot less painful if they'd done it in 2004. And the world would be a completely different place (for the better) if Gore had won in 2000.

With yesterday's election behind us, now is the time for new beginnings.

"Hello, this is the United States Government technical support. Have you tried rebooting?"
For the first time in years I can feel proud in something that we as a nation have done... together. I can stop "eating bitter."

We have executed the first line of the computer algorithm for getting one's self out of a hole: we have stopped digging.

Programmed in Python it might look like this:

from previousAdmin import war, civilLiberties, globalFinances

def exitHole(self):
Obama.elect(self, nation)
war.reset('Iraq', 'Afghan')
civilLiberties.reset('habeus_corpus', 'Geneva_convention')
globalFinances.reset(self, 401k)
print "Oh, my good god!"

Now on to World Plone Day!

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