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Obama Wins! And Nothing You Can Say About That Quite Nails It

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An emailer at 2:38 a.m. EST put it this way .


And I answered, yeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooo!

The election of Barack Obama is beyond… Beyond.

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Try to sum up the import and you enter the nexus of intersecting visions.

You’re through the looking glass, Alice.

Not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

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Open the pod bay door, Hal.

Scuse me while I kiss the sky.

O frabjous day, calloo, callay….


Barack Hussein Obama president.

Say you know what this means and you’re a liar you betcha….

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wanted to write there’s a new world coming. One in which war will not be the primary way of solving differences and in which caring for the Earth will be a revered activity, and access to healthcare will be regarded as a right and not a privilege of wealth.

I wanted to put in the context of the 60s, a time when the ecstasy of seeing the Whole Earth, and when vision quests into nature, art and more sparked Revolutions Per Minute, resulting in treaties to roll back nukes and place solar panels on the White House, open doors to Russia and China, passage of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the first Earth Day, the breaking down of color barriers.

The spirit of such times is renewed in Obama, I wanted to write.

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