...election night...and the days following...with an assist from the Canadian TV series Heartland...
...and our fancy schmancy portable fireplace.
Hope you survived as well, because it's starting to look like America did not.
And here we go 'round the horn...
|a local oil change place provided a much needed laugh this week|
|one of our fire bushes in glorious bloom|
|trying to de-stress...|
|...while this was happening in NV, AZ, GA, WI, PA and MI...|
|these two chaps...|
|...were keeping a wary eye on this guy.|
|look who flew in to our bonus room for a visit|
|our japanese maple providing a pop of color|
|dismayed but not discouraged by recent events|
These are dark days.
Intentionally ignoring the consent of the governed was the primary cause of the Revolutionary War.
The original colonists did not want to break from England; they simply wanted to be heard, to have a legitimate say in how they were governed.
When that basic element of government was denied them, they rebelled.
In the days and weeks ahead we will see if there is a legal remedy to reverse the obvious corruption occurring in several states, where denying certified poll watchers access while stuffing the ballot box to guarantee an outcome has replaced transparent counting of legitimate votes.
Referring to the United States of America, Lincoln told Congress in 1862 they would either "nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth".
Time will tell which of those diametrically opposed choices we've made.
later, mcm fans...