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Monday, November 3, 2008

It's Almost Over

Do you think Obama's health plan will cover PTBS (Post Traumatic Bush Syndrome)?


"Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism." ~ Carl Sagan

Good luck, America. Let's get things back on track.
We can do it!

In the Mission.

On Haight Street.

On Divisadero.

In the Tenderloin.

In Golden Gate Park.

In my 'hood.

I wish that all the people who normally watch Faux News had watched Obama's infomercial instead Sean Hannity, but hopefully a few of them did.

I will be so proud when this man is my president.

Yeah, I took all of the photos. Except that first one.


UPDATE: You may already have read this, but Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, just passed away. So close to seeing him achieve a place in history, for himself and our country. It is just heartbreaking.

I just can't help crying about this.

From the press release: "In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer."

I will be donating, and gladly, just as gladly as I donated to help get him elected.


Anonymous November 3, 2008 at 11:36 AM  

I am so very excited about it all. I hope, hope and hope that Obama is elected U.S President.

Bill Stankus November 3, 2008 at 11:38 AM  

Hope is a delicate commodity. And I get a tad nervous when it's linked to any politician. We've done so poorly with our presidential choices for too long. Yet what else is there?

We need to eliminate the concept of the Imperial Presidency - and I do hope Obama is the first to say "enough".

Tomorrow's the day. And the whole world is holding it's collective breath.

tangobaby November 3, 2008 at 12:42 PM  

Hi carol,

It's nice to know the world is with us. I hope we have very very good news tomorrow. At least, either way, none of us has to endure another day of such a mindblowingly painful campaign like McCain's.

Hi Bill,

I'm not that young, but I can't recall another candidate in my lifetime who actually inspired me to hope for something better.

Hope may be a delicate commodity but I don't think it's resources are finite. I'm glad we have someone who gives us something to look forward to instead of a world to be afraid of.

I'm fine with that, even if it's advertising. I'm sick of the alternative.

Let's hope tomorrow comes soon!

Brenda@View From The Pines November 3, 2008 at 2:30 PM  

Oh my, I hadn't heard! My heart just fell when I read that! So close and yet so far. I too will be proud. So proud to have someone president who deserves the role. Poor man.

tangobaby November 3, 2008 at 2:49 PM  

Hi brenda,

I truly spent a good minute blinking away tears as I sit here at my desk. Part of my heart breaks that this supportive woman won't see him make his own and his nation's history, but that the McCain campaign at first couldn't wait to label his going to Hawaii as a political stunt.

I hope she knew that a huge amount of the country will be supporting him in many things.

Bill Stankus November 3, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

TB - I agree 100%.

We're due some good karma.

paris parfait November 3, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

Wonderful, hopeful photos! And yes, I've been quite teary too about Obama's grandmother. Such awful timing. His Nevada campaign director also died of a heart attack, age 44. Terrible. Let's hope tomorrow is a better day for Sen. Obama and his family - and for us all. xoxox

tangobaby November 3, 2008 at 3:51 PM  

Hi bill,

Yeah, we really are. And so is the rest of the world. Fingers and toes crossed.

I am looking forward to a good drink tomorrow night.

Hi paris parfait,

I took that photo in the Haight yesterday. It's a painted mural, not a poster (from what I can tell). And it struck me how many wonderful uses this image has appeared to us, all over town. Many more than I've even taken photos of.

I am so sad that Obama has lost the only remaining member of his past family and one who was so vital in his youth. At least I hope he knows that he has a huge family of Americans who support him in this sad time. I did read also about the Nevada campaign director. Being very close to his age myself, that's just too young. Just a sad day, but you're right...tomorrow will be a better one for him, and us.


sleep well!

Yoli November 3, 2008 at 3:54 PM  

Girl, that hit me hard. That she did not live to see her beloved grandson become president. Thank you for such a moving post. You rock.

namastenancy November 3, 2008 at 5:32 PM  

He is one class act! We will be so lucky to have him lead us through the difficult times ahead. If the unspeakable happens - well, does "The Boy" know of some inexpensive peasant houses in Europe? Or I may be buying that yurt and moving to Canada.

My Castle in Spain November 4, 2008 at 1:55 AM  

i was so sad to hear that news. She would have been so proud to see her grandson president of the US (ok...i'm being super confident here)

today is the day...
oh...gosh..i hope..i hope

My Castle in Spain November 4, 2008 at 3:57 AM  

and...you and Christina are so much on my mind today..
it's noon here and i just can't wait for the results!

Christina November 4, 2008 at 6:43 AM  

These photographs are incredible! OMGoodness!

Our family will also donate to cancer research fund. So sad that she is gone, couldn't help but cry. She will watch from afar now.

Vote Obama!

: )

julochka November 4, 2008 at 6:50 AM  

i saw that too! how sad she didn't get to see him elected! i had tears in my eyes too! but he WILL be elected, he just HAS to! otherwise...oh, i can't think about it!

A Cuban In London November 4, 2008 at 7:44 AM  

Yes, it happens to have skipped one too many trips to the barber.

Sorry, I was just talking to Bush.

I wish I could be there with you to share this historical moment.

Greetings from London.

Red Shoes November 4, 2008 at 7:55 AM  

Thanks for creating a photo series that speaks to the zeitgeist, at least of this city. Gorgeous.

julochka November 4, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

p.s. can't wait to see your administration!!! :-)

tangobaby November 4, 2008 at 11:52 AM  

Hi Yoli,

I know, she was SO close to seeing the closure. But like Christina says, she'll be watching from afar now.

You rock, too, lady. I'm so happy you got to vote in such an important election!

Hi namastenancy,

He really is an example of how to be calm and thoughtful and real. Perhaps someday he won't be one of the exceptions in politics, but the rule. I have no idea about budget accomodations but if you want to share a pad in Paris, I'll be happy to join you!

Hi my castle in Spain,

today is the day! And thank you for thinking of us! It feels nice to know that the world really cares. I hope that with all of this goodwill, our country can start to make things better for everyone.

Hi christina,

I'm so glad you enjoyed the photos. There are really so many signs and posters all over town, but these are some of my favorites.

I will be donating too. When I decide which place, I will let you know.

Hi julochka,

I know, let's just try to stay calm today. In just hours, we'll know. Finally!

Hi a cuban in london,

We'd love to have you celebrate with us (hopefully, a celebration will be called for). But just your good wishes from afar are wonderful!

Hi red shoes,

I realized how very lucky I am to have been a part of this election as a resident of San Francisco. I love this city more and more all the time.

Hi julochka (again),

Soon, soon! ;-)

rochambeau November 4, 2008 at 12:12 PM  

Love your Hood & you city!
Great photos Tangobaby!!
Thanks for sharing!