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 11/5/2008 9:28 AM
 
Well, I don't think there will be the months of recounts this time. I didn't vote for President elect Obama, but I do wish him well. Both Obama and McCain had very good speeches last night. I am glad it was so decisive that we can move on now! WHEW, I can live without the commericals!
Just heard on the news chains required in the mountain passes in Oregon. Let the fun weather begin! Better get off the computer and go see how the local voting went! Paradise has far more to do with the person than the place
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 11/5/2008 9:34 AM
 
It will be so nice to not have all those commercials ! They just make me nuts !!! It should be an interesting to see what happens with Obama in the White House - things need to start turning around, it's starting to get scary. Trudy, Molly & Murphy 37' Montana 5th wheel - "be the kind of person your dog thinks you are"

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 11/5/2008 10:45 AM
 
I agree, Trudy. We'll see if he delivers his promises. Well, some of them as some, I felt, were down right scary. Lenora & Choco

Sometimes, the only right answer is silence...which in and of itself speaks a thousand words.
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 11/5/2008 11:59 AM
 
Well, I AM going to mention the election and the results. Since I use my TV only for watching DVDs, I thankfully missed all of the hype, nastiness, name-calling, and whatever else passed for campaigning. I fully supported Obama and am immensely pleased with his landslide victory. It gives me new hope that perhaps we can turn this country around again. There has been so much talk in past years and elections about "returning to "family values," and things like that. And that's fine as long as we're sure we know what and whose values those might be. However, IMHO, those "values" have turned into being good little consumers, going into debt to buy the latest things advertised as "needs," blindly lock-stepping to demands from the political machine in Washington D.C. in order to support an unpopular war with no conceivable end in the near future, a war that has taken the lives of TOO many of our sons and daughters, a completely unnecessary war, one we were led into by false information.
To me, there's only one way to go from here: up. And, it's up to us as American citizens with brains to use those brains and think for ourselves. The current economic, social, political, and military catastrophes have been coming for a long time--they're not just recent things. And we have allowed them to happen. It's time to take back our country by spending less time shopping and more time letting our leaders know what we need, making sure they do what we elected them to do, asking for and expecting accountability. We no longer have the option of sitting back and going along with whatever others think is best for us.
I'd like to thank those of you who got out there and worked in any way for whatever candidate you supported, and all of you who took the time to vote. That's the only way our country will work.
Okay, off the soapbox now. I've always been a very political person, one who can't be afraid to express my political opinions and beliefs just because there are some who might disagree with me. Disagreement opens up conversation, and conversation leads to honesty. Chris 2006 Forest River Lexington, 23 ft

Chris Blog: http://piecingalife.blogspot.com
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 11/5/2008 1:10 PM
 
Hear,hear!! I totally agree,Chris! Liz & Jack(4 legged)
27' Jamboree Sport Class C

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 11/5/2008 3:12 PM
 
I fully agree Chris. I too feel our family values have slipped and a liberal based society seems ill equiped to repair it despite the fact he says he is all onboard with that type of agenda. He may be a good speaker but actions speak louder than words! His past is shakey at best and who knows what the future will hold.
All we can do is press our conservative concerns on our legislators and do our best to be the good people we need to be. I'm not thrilled about "one party rule" because it does not create a balance.
I thoroughly beleive a party system creates a beligerent feeling. Politicians seem only to spout party lines not whole heartedly express realistic human needs. However our society has not been able to develop a way of doing things any different so once again...all we can do is keep after the folks in charge if we need to. Why can't people just be one united human race?! "Phae's 5" on the road -- Paul, Shell, pets (Morgan & Emmy) in our 2002 Tiffin Phaeton. The 5th is in honor of our Feisty (cat)whose likeness still rides on the dash.
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 11/5/2008 3:47 PM
 
I too fully supported Obama and feel that we have to come together as a country to deal with all the issues facing us. It isn't going to be easy or quick. I also believe that many people have good, positive family values that have nothing to do with being either liberal or conservative - whatever that means anymore. Even the writers of the Constitution didn't agree about everything, but they did agree to disagree. Aren't we the lucky ones!!! carold
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 11/5/2008 4:01 PM
 
And here's a great example just now that I love. Sewisme and carold seem to be at two opposite ends of the political spectrum (I won't use liberal and conservative because, like carold, I don't feel the terms mean anything important). Yet they both agree, as do I, that something needs to be done and that we should all be responsible for what happens in this country. I think our political leaders lately, as well as the media, have attempted to divide us too much, to make us enemies, to try to make us believe we have no common ground. Yet in this small forum we can see how false that actually is.
Yep, there's certainly a lot of hope. Let's take advantage of this chance and make the best of it. Chris 2006 Forest River Lexington, 23 ft

Chris Blog: http://piecingalife.blogspot.com
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 11/5/2008 7:16 PM
 
I also supported Obama and hope he is able to regain the respect for America that has been lost around the world in the past 8 years and bring us to a better life for all.

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 11/5/2008 7:45 PM
 
I will agree this country is in a mess, a moral mess above all. Chris I will agree on a few of your issues, but some I truly cannot. And I'll leave it at that.
Lenora & Choco This message was edited by AlmostThere on 11-5-08 @ 7:46 PM

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