Election 08

Nov. 5th, 2008 08:54 pm
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I am proud to be an American. I am proud we elected Barack Obama, though I know he's not perfect. He's a huge step up, and I think his presidency can go a long ways towards repairing our position and reputation on the world stage. I'm still sort of in shock - I don't think it's sunk in yet, and it may not for some time. But soon enough, I really truly believe things will start to change. I have always loved this country, but now I feel a hint of optimism that I may be able to respect our leaders again.

I am angry and depressed about California's bigoted, hateful vote on Prop 8. Way to pull the rug out from under our progressive victory, you stupid bastards. Marriage between two loving individuals, where's the problem? Argh.

I am so fucking excited that we passed Prop 1A to fund high speed rail!!!!! Today I spoke with the engineer in our office who's involved with HSR, and explained both my interest in the project and my capabilities that relate to our involvement. There's a good chance that I will be helping to develop seismic ground motion parameters, write drilling specifications for the engineering feasibility study, and/or build and document the GIS system we're developing to track the geotechnical engineering data collection process. It will be a very long and involved project, but some day in the next decade or so, ground will be broken for high speed trains from LA to SF! And that, my friends, is change I can effin' believe in!


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