Look -- **high horse alert** -- I'm as exhausted and disappointed by the blechy Prop 8 win as anyone with an ounce of humanity in their body. And I'm a queer radical who was kind of against this whole struggle to begin with, until I saw how happy it made my friends. Heck, I was even considering popping the question to the big bf on his birthday next year. Read more »
Mayor Gavin Newsom in the Prop 8 spotlight. Photo by Luke Thomas, Fog City Journal
Mayor Gavin Newsom expressed equal awe over seeing an African American elected president of the United States and a ban on gay marriage in California. “First and foremost it was an extraordinary night last night…for the country…and for civil rights,” he said at a crowded city hall press conference on the day after the election. Read more »
"Great Relief, Happiness...It's like a disease was cured."
So writes Gilda K. of New York on Obama's great big cyber Hope Wall. where you can add your own messages and pix, too.
Or as they put it, over at the Hope Wall, Yes we can, Yes we will.
It’s not over yet folks. Were are down 2,400 votes with a significant number of votes yet to be counted from areas that we expect to do well in.
According to the information I got from the Department of Elections, there are some 113,000 absentee and early voting ballots yet to be counted, in addition to some 17,000 “provisional “ ballots. Read more »
It's astonishing to me that in this modern age, San Francisco still can't get the votes counted on election night. I understand that the Department of Elections was overwhelmed by absentee ballots, but if we're becoming a vote-by-mail city -- and it appears we are, since almost half the votes this time will be absentee -- then we should be prepared for it. Read more »
Obama tees are our overalll favorite, but John Avalos tees are a hit, locally.
The number one fashion hit, nationwide, was the ubiquitously beautiful Obama T-shirt. Ask anyone who wore an Obama tee on his election night, they'll recall how they were greeted with high-fives and whoops of joy as the news spread that Obama had done it, just like we always hoped and prayed he would.