The silver linings
Democracy worked. Drek posted about his friend's desire to learn to shoot, but the election didn't devolve into shooting. Power was held up peacefully, just like it was supposed to.
And - don't forget that 49% of Americans did vote for John Kerry. And regardless of the vote, there are still plenty of decent, caring, loving people in the U.S.A. The thugs may be in power now, but the good people of this country still have plenty of influence.
So I'll join Drek in not posting about politics and elections for the next two weeks, grieving. But then I'll be back, caring and working hard for my country. Let's show the rest of the world that there are still good people left in the United States.