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Cynthia Dagnal-Myron is an award-winning former reporter for both the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star whose articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, Working Mother, Orion and many others. During her Sun Times years, she traveled with and interviewed the top rockers, film stars and other celebrities of the 70’s and 80’s. And dated Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once. Her latest book, "The Keka Collection," is available at Amazon.com http://amzn.com/1453845763 and Barnes and Noble--Kindle and Nook versions available. Her latest short story, Deadline, is a Kindle book availabled here: http://bit.ly/10pqtoV

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 11:01AM

While we celebrate...we must never forget...

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America was its good old, stubborn, sassy self yesterday.

We refused to be "bought." Or sold.

Or--and this is most important--fooled by cynical political strategists with a "plan" that only needed the right "yes" man to put into place.

Obama won by a much larger electoral margin than most thought he would. And though the popular vote was close...he made it to 50%.

I think it was because despite what a lot of the pundits thought, America was really listening.

The video below is one of the things they heard.

And I have a feeling that a lot of people were replaying this Grover Norquist speech in their minds as they took a deep breath, gave it one more "think," and voted for Obama, even if they weren't quite sure 'til they were there, staring at the two names on the ballot.

NEVER FORGET HOW CLOSE WE CAME TO THIS:

Or the tireless people who fought so hard to make sure we didn't go there.

FORWARD.
Together.

Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King

and recognize that there are ties between us, all men and women living on the Earth.
Ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood, that we are bound together
in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong.
We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead.
We are bound and we are bound.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist
There is a hunger in the center of the chest
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
And though the body sleeps the heart will never rest

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

Can't get no light from the dollar bill, don't give me no light from a TV screen.
When I open my eyes I wanna drink my fill from the well on the hill,
do you know what I mean?

Shed a little light, oh Lord, so that we can see, just a little light, oh Lord.
Wanna stand it on up, stand it on up, oh Lord,
wanna walk it on down, shed a little light, oh Lord.

There is a feeling like the clenching of a fist, there is a hunger in the center of the chest.
There is a passage through the darkness and the mist
and though the body sleeps the heart will never rest.

Oh, Let us turn our thoughts today to Martin Luther King
and recognize that there are ties between us.
All men and women living on the Earth, ties of hope and love, sister and brotherhood.

 Shed A Little Light

James Taylor

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Yes, we've lost many of our friends to the "new" Salon, but I always post here, too, because this is where it all began for me. I hope you're grinning from ear to ear today. Did you hear what he SAID? You know what I mean...

Still gonna be shaky, but...I exhaled when I saw the projections that he'd won. I just wasn't sure if I could face a Romney win--my daughter and I were "joking" more and more about moving to Canada, in the weeks just before the election. And it became less and less a joke each day.

I couldn't live anywhere else. Not forever. But man, a long "vacation" was lookin' real good. I'm retired, I could go almost anywhere, right?

But I'm prouder to be an American today than I've been since...the first time Obama was elected! Dodged that bullet! Phew!
R&R and on a less serious note I invite one and all to check out this little ditty: http://open.salon.com/blog/jmac1949/2012/11/07/a_note_of_reconciliation

;-)
I didn't know that James Taylor's song wasn't actually here, and that really upset me, because it's so beautiful and should've been heard! I've fixed it now--recently my "mothership PC" has been particularly cantankerous, even after a $400 repair. Sigh...