Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Jubilant Crowds Gather Outside White House.



I've never seen this before. Crowds of people lining up outside the White House to express their joy at the end of an election.

Ezra Klein:

I've never seen DC's streets like that. I've never seen any streets like that. Thousands of people, screaming, honking, hugging each other. An indiscriminate celebration. U Street was a mass of humanity, everyone giving high-fives, drivers stuck in the road and laughing with the crowd. The whole scene just utterly joyous and totally, even strikingly, racially integrated.

9 comments:

Ingrid said...

I just got up and wow..I'm so relieved..wiping my tears away..literally. I can't find Obama's acceptance speech completely but ahem..I need to get the kids up for breakfast and school anyway..
wow! and what a statement it is for the people in Washington to go out all force like that..up yours Bush and Cheney..go off to your property in Paragauy (Bush) and don't ever show your ugly face again..pah!!

Ingrid
thx for keeping the faith Kel..[s]

Kel said...

Ingrid,

Your brain went exactly where mine went. It was like a spontaneous outburst wishing Bush would vacate the White House immediately.

At six am this morning so may people texted to me to say that they were in tears. It's just wonderful.

Ingrid said...

btw Kel, I just linked to this. And is it 'me' or is the internet a WHOLE lot slower today??[g]

did I mention that I posted a boston legal snippet on my blog? Come check it out since you've never seen it period..


Ingrid

Kel said...

It is slower. It must be the whole world watching what took place.

And I watched the clip. Funny and very topical.

Will Conley said...

I was so wrong. I predicted Barack Obama would not be elected, no matter what happened. So wrong.

So Kel. What's next? Think you've got what it takes to start getting paid for what you do? I think you've got it.

Kel said...

Will, I still find it hard to get enough people to read what I do!

Isn't Obama's election a glorious thing though?

Ingrid said...

As I linked to this post, one of my blogger friends commented seeing this on tv and inspite of the lack of audio, could tell that they were singing an known baseball chant (no doubt a soccer chant in Europe, I think I've heard that one before I left the continent)..nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, good bye!

makes sense..[g]

Ingrid

Kel said...

Ingrid,

That is fantastic. A spontaneous outburst of mockery!

Will Conley said...

Yes, Kel, as far as getting enough people to read you, I would suggest changing that to "getting more of the right people to read you". You know? That can mean just a handful of people with whom you enjoy talking, or it can be more of a "target the influential people" type of route. You don't strike me as ambitious (GENUINE is more like it) but if you ever wanted to get paid to do this, it's less a matter of numbers and more a matter of friends in high places. Whatever the future holds for you, all I can say is, your blog is way more useful to me than 99.9% of the mainstream sources out there. You cover all the salient topics of the moment--the same general subject matter as the mainstream--but in a way that is clearer, and with a conscience. Just my two cents.