Monday, November 06, 2006

State of unease


We took a ride to the beach yesterday to see the Atlantic Ocean in it’s state of confusion and unease as a northeast wind whipped in. This picture is symbolic of how I, and maybe you, feel inside this day before what may well be one of the most important elections of our lifetime.

39 Comments:

Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Every election is important! We should vote everytime and hope our votes aren't stolen by those who can't win otherwise.

November 06, 2006 3:37 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I am beyond scared about this election and my stomach is knots. That is why I posted about a great day I spent w/my gay best friend for his birthday sprinkled with political stuff. Lately, I can't chug enough of the Mylanta. I think we all need a day at the spa after Tuesday.

November 06, 2006 4:01 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

The last election was important too. Let's just hope we get it right this time. Win or lose, we still have a lot of work to do. It doesn't end as long as the Neocons have any power whatsoever.

November 06, 2006 5:10 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

The open ocean has always been too much for my mind to wrap around, like politics. But I love living on the sound.

November 06, 2006 5:13 AM  
Blogger Sothis said...

I have to wait until Wednesday to find out the results (since we are nine hours ahead of the West Coast). All of Europe is watching these elections. I sent in my ballot a month ago--here's hoping it actually gets counted.

November 06, 2006 5:25 AM  
Blogger andi said...

YES.

I heard someone last week say, "Well, there's not the dramatic interest in the mid-terms like there was for the presidential elections, but..."

At that point my ears shut down just trying to process the first bit of idiocy. Is he kidding? Is he living in shack out in the wilderness? And if so, why is he on TV news?

And as always, it continues to blow me away that people seem to believe everything they see on TV news.

November 06, 2006 6:10 AM  
Blogger JM said...

We can only hope that the voice of reason can erase some of the insanity and treason that has occurred over the last few years, much like a giant wave can wipe out a sand castle.

November 06, 2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Just notified about something by Fred the Cat.

He would like you to vote in this contest too. The Ellen show is having a dog vs cat vote.
Dogs vs Cats

November 06, 2006 7:28 AM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Let's hope the floating corpse of the Republican party washes up on the beach. Even in death they'd find a way to stink up the place.

November 06, 2006 7:36 AM  
Blogger HillCountryGal said...

The churning waves are a perfect metaphor for the apprehension I feel. Absolutely perfect.

November 06, 2006 7:45 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I've been holding my breath and crossing my fingers for a week. One more day, and at least the stress of not knowing will be over. I do think this is the most important election of my lifetime, and I cast my first vote ever for George McGovern. At least this isn't a national election, and we'll start to get the returns right away. I'll be watching. I hope we throw the bums out.

November 06, 2006 7:50 AM  
Blogger Reflections said...

I am sure it will be ok. We aren't the only ones seeing the need for change, so change is-a-commin! But a little prayer may be in order too!

November 06, 2006 8:56 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Nice Metaphor. Yes, it is time for the wind to come in from a different direction.

November 06, 2006 10:05 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

Umm...yep. That's it exactly.

November 06, 2006 10:30 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Salt from an old work of eating our graveclothes is here.
The sea-kin of my thousand graves,
The sea and the sea’s wife, the wind,
They are all here to-night
between the circle of horizons,
between the cross of the wireless
and the seven old warm stars.

Out of a thousand sea-holes I came yesterday.
Out of a thousand sea-holes I come to-morrow.

I am kin of the changer.
I am a son of the sea
and the sea’s wife, the wind.

November 06, 2006 10:38 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I'm confident but apprehensive. Things just have to change and surely enough voters in this country see the need for it.

November 06, 2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger Time said...

Predictions:

This election will be closer than the pundits have been saying, and the vote machines will be a big issue in the results.

The Dem's will win the House by 5.

The Senate will end up 50-50 and Cheney will make a record making number of votes to break ties in the next 2 years.

Bush will be the sterotype lame duck. His polls will end up being the lowest in history for any President. Historians will rate him one of the all time worst Presidents.

The Congress will go for the Biden plan for Iraq.

The neo-cons will finally start to lose power. This movement will be around for decades, but will not have the power they have enjoyed since 1994.

Pelosi, Reid, and Dean will prove a disappointment to the country and ALMOST lose the Whitehouse for the Dems in 08'. The Dem's WILL win the Whitehouse in 08'.

November 06, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger researcher said...

A little unease is good to stir up the passion.

November 06, 2006 10:43 AM  
Blogger mariamaria said...

maybe it's just me...but I am feeling optimistic.

November 06, 2006 11:02 AM  
Blogger Joseph Ryan said...

Goodluck guys :-)

November 06, 2006 11:16 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I'm cautiously optimistic about the house, hopeful, but not overly so about the senate, and hope any gains are a precursor to more gains in '08.

November 06, 2006 11:18 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

Times predictions are on the mark.

As long as there will always be another election, no election is the most important election of a lifetime. People have been saying that about every election for the last twenty years, and its never been true. Two more years in power would probably be the last nail in the coffin of Republicanism anyway.

November 06, 2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Perhaps the sea will calm and we will have a great sailing wind that will place the country back on course and away from the Theocrats.

November 06, 2006 11:35 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm a bundle of nerves too. If the voting goes off without a hitch I'll be shocked, but I'm not optimistic that will happen. What a shame that "we the people" can't even trust that our votes will be counted.

November 06, 2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Perfect picture to describe my feelings today. My stomach has been unsettled all day as well. I expect it will be worse tomorrow.

November 06, 2006 11:56 AM  
Blogger isabelita said...

Ah, makes me imagine scuttling the GOPer ship of state...

November 06, 2006 12:29 PM  
Blogger vanillabirdies said...

all the world's uneasy...

November 06, 2006 3:09 PM  
Blogger windspike said...

Rock and roll. lock and load...for it's off to the voting polls we go...
nice snap PoP.

November 06, 2006 3:39 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

Great pic. The only bad thing woudl be that poeple just don't go out and vote!

November 06, 2006 4:13 PM  
Anonymous Betty Cracker said...

Yep, feeling about as churned up as that ocean. We'll know tomorrow.

November 06, 2006 7:13 PM  
Blogger BBC said...

Can voting machines be tampered with? According to the How Stuff Works site they sure can.
http://people.howstuffworks.com/ref/vote-tampering.htm

November 06, 2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

beautiful picture...glad to see you got out to the beach to breathe in some of that salty air. Stella sez thanks for keeping her company while I was gone!

November 06, 2006 8:10 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

The ocean can have a calming affect. I think tomorrow will be even worse than today if that's possible.

Lovely photograph!

November 06, 2006 8:40 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

It never ceases to amaze me the contrast between the American and Canadian voting public. Americans are impassioned about their politics. Canadians… well… apathy runs rampant.

November 06, 2006 10:09 PM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

Must be your special angents. ;)

November 06, 2006 10:09 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Right on POP! We are on rolling around on those waves...I'm surfin' though...I gots to get me some waves...

November 07, 2006 12:51 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Unease....coupled with a sense of dread. I want to hope, but the way this insane war monger is going....it's not outside the realm of possibility that there may never be another election.

November 07, 2006 1:41 AM  
Blogger GraemeAnfinson said...

beautiful picture

November 07, 2006 2:14 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

May the hurricane of good sense sweep the beach clean and lead to a brighter day. (Okay, a bit mixed, but you know what I mean.)

My heart is with my American friends today.

November 07, 2006 12:02 PM  

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