Left home in Staten Island at 8:40 a.m. and arrived at 1st Avenue & 47th Street at 10:30 a.m (see above photo). United Nations building in the background.
Was suppose to meet group there that I signed up with on Internet, but so many people, I couldn’t find them. People arriving very fast. Struggled through the crowd. Bought a couple of pins as souvenirs. One says “Women’s March” and the other says “Trump Not My President.” Moved through growing crowd of now thousands of people until I could get to the #6 subway at 51st Street.
Planning to take subway to Grand Central & then the Midtown library before heading home on #10 bus, which I can get right across the street from Midtown library and takes me only a block from my apartment in Staten Island. Since, I’m 74, my stamina seems to be on the decline. When I arrived on 42nd St., outside at Grand Central,the crowd consisting of men, women, children and many families, was so big, moving through them was difficult. There was no way I would ever make it the few blocks to the library, not just because of the crowd, but because streets were blocked off. Decided to go back into Grand Central Station to catch the #6 train to go downtown where I could also catch the #10 Express Bus home.
When I re-entered Grand Central Station from Vanderbilt Avenue, I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never seen Grand Central like that. This was actually the highlight of my day. I had my camera with me all this time taking photos.
All & all, one of the most exciting experiences of my life.
Anti-Trump Marches And Rallies Planned For April 15. Tax Day.
He’s no longer my favorite Republican.
After the election, Christie phoned Obama and congratulated him. He sent Romney a condolence email. After how much Obama helped him with Hurricane Sandy, I don’t understand how Christie could still have voted for Romney. If Romney had been President, he wouldn’t have given any help and there wouldn’t even be a FEMA.
Citizens United Rejected By Voters In Montana, Colorado
In America One Can’t Buy a Presidential Election
I thought the worse thing about this election was the Citizens United law which allowed big investors to give unlimited funds to the candidates without even having to reveal themselves. The election also proved one thing–the best thing–you can’t buy an election. At least not a Presidential election. This shows that democracy is still alive in the United States. I find that very reassuring. I feel no sympathy whatsoever for all those billionaires and millionaires who lost a ton of money. Even though their wasted money won’t make a dent in their bank accounts, I’m sure they hate losing even a dollar.
Carl Rove raised 100+ million dollars from himself and his friends to support Romney and many Republican candidates. None of the people he supported won (reference: Rachel Maddow Show of 11/7). I think this flagrant attempt to buy an election, causes a backlash. It does with me.
Personally, I’m very disappointed that the Democrats didn’t win the House of Representatives. That would have made a big difference and stopped the gridlock, but it didn’t happen.
I think this election shows how much more liberal this country has moved since the last election. The Republican Party is regressive while the majority of the population is progressing. People are always moving forward. Conservatives are usually scared of change, but now they seem to want to go backwards. I think that change is one thing that the conservatives can’t control which makes them feel insecure.
Another good thing about the election is that a few right-wing nuts got thrown out (i.e., Allen West and Todd Aiken). Although, I wouldn’t classify Scott Brown as a right-wing nut, I’m glad he’s out of the picture.
[Update (11/9/12) You may have heard the latest Allen West news. He is refusing to concede his loss to Patrick Murphy. West has over $2 million in the bank, has hired a massive legal team and has already filed two lawsuits. Allen West has told his supporters there is “no rush” and that means he plans to tie Patrick Murphy up with lengthy and expensive legal battles. (taken from email received from Lois Frankel, just elected to the House from Florida and friend of Patrick Murphy)]
United Automobile Workers (UAW) and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have just charged Romney with hiding between 15.3 to 11.5 million dollars from the auto industry bailout in his wife Anne’s “blind” trust to conceal the gain and reduce taxes on it.