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Shelly Adelson Will See You Now Mr. Rove


Added by Chicago Guy on November 7, 2012 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Bad Love Affair

Bad Love Affair


Fades the autumn rose

paled on her petals,

memories of sunny days

gone by;

times it rained on you and me,

sometimes, there were quiet…


Added by Blinddream on November 7, 2012 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

To Reply To Me About Today's Open Salon Post

If you want to communicate with me about what I posted this morning on OS, please reply to this post. This will make sense if you read my OS (other OS) post, which I'll duplicate here:



Open Salon is currently functioning worse than I've seen it in about 2 1/2 years of blogging here.

No one I know is getting e-mail notification of comments or PM's.



Added by koshersalaami on November 7, 2012 at 8:55am — 53 Comments

While we celebrate...let us never forget...

America was its good old, stubborn, sassy self yesterday.

We refused to be "bought." Or sold.

Or--and this is most important--fooled by cynical political strategists with a…


Added by Keka on November 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

Christmas (Haiku)

Christmas (Haiku)


birth of the Christ child

commercials with more tinsel

attitude changes


Blinddream 11/2012

Added by Blinddream on November 7, 2012 at 6:52am — No Comments

Dodging the Bullet

Walking my dog this morning as the blustery edge of a Nor’Easter plucked at my little island, I saw a woman about my age speed walking up Main Street. “Good morning,” she said. “Excellent morning!” I answered. “Isn’t it wonderful?” she said, and I wanted to bound across the cobblestones and hug her. I…


Added by Steven Axelrod on November 7, 2012 at 5:16am — 13 Comments

Of The People, By the People, For the People

It's after midnight, and I am still watching the election returns. 

I am literally ecstatic the Barack Obama has won re-election tonight, far more so than I was four years ago, because we all knew that Obama was going to win that election long before election day.  

This time, it was different.  President Obama deliberately conceded the media game to the Republicans.  At the time, I was convinced that his debate performances were calculated to achieve one outcome:  to allow…


Added by Alan Milner on November 6, 2012 at 11:07pm — 25 Comments


Even after their passing

the image lingers…


Added by M. C. Sears on November 6, 2012 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Being the Obamas on Election Night

He nods goodnight to the guys with the dark glasses, leaving them to serve as sentries on his front porch.

While stepping across that familiar and long-missed threshold he inhales deeply and slowly sighs it out while he quietly shuts the door.  It is 7:30 p.m.

She is already there.  Her campaign duties ended with a women’s luncheon somewhere in Ohio at around 1:30 p.m. EST.  She and the girls are half-heartedly watching MSNBC while they awaited his…


Added by L in the Southeast on November 6, 2012 at 4:21pm — 4 Comments

The Brilliance of Oregon's Mail-in Ballot


It's Election Day 2012 today.

Voting was pleasant as usual here in Oregon. I drove up to the ballot box and hopped out, took my photo of the ballots going in the box (although this is not necessary, they say, I do it anyway), and waved to several women I knew. One was passing out her left-over Halloween candy to any interested sweet-tooths. A few cyclists rode up and we laughed at the jostling to put our ballots in the box. Then, I hopped back in my truck and we…


Added by Anna Herrington on November 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

2012 Election Day, Everybody’s Late, Political Realities and Instant Karma

Everybody’s Late: It’s Tuesday November 6th and everybody’s late.  I showed up for a doctor’s appointment at the Marin Community Clinic and waited the better part of an hour to find out that the doctor was delayed…


Added by JMac1949 Today on November 6, 2012 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments



girl matador 1 - crop 2  



          It makes a long time since I was the bullfighter known as Brujita…


Added by Allen "Skipper" Howlett (ASH) on November 6, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

She voted!

Added by tr ig on November 6, 2012 at 11:45am — 7 Comments

A President that “Slipped Through the Cracks"

A life’s Lesson Exposes a President that “Slipped Through the Cracks”

By Charlie Ganss 11/05/2012


Monday morning, November 5th, one day before the election. It’s down to the wire, and you are still sitting on the fence. I was taught that when it came to making difficult and important decisions, I take a piece of paper and write down the pros and cons, advantages and disadvantages, strengths and weaknesses of that decision and let that be my guide. So…


Added by Charlie Ganss on November 6, 2012 at 10:29am — 7 Comments

So, What's Next?

Kid in Bathroom
OK. The election is over and your candidate lost. What do you do? Do you wish him well and try and work with the other side to make this country a better place, or do you do a "Mitch McConnell"  and do everything in your power to screw-up everything he tries to accomplish. In other words, do you help the man you voted against try and fix all the things that are wrong with this country? Or do you  join a "Down with…

Added by Kenneth Sibbett on November 6, 2012 at 9:13am — 2 Comments

Baring Dad's Walls - Open Call

Big John  

This is my father at age 19 - December 1942

Everybody has a hero, and since I have decided that I like you people... I would like you to meet mine.  This Open Call would be an interesting opportunity to share what's on my walls, although they are largely dominated by family photos.   Instead, I've chosen to share what's on my father's walls...  because it is all his work…


Added by Harp on November 6, 2012 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

Fall morning

Real trees and frost trees…


Added by Myriad on November 6, 2012 at 6:43am — 5 Comments

Art Open Call- part 1

It took me forever to do this one and I almost chickened out. To me art is personal. You'd think that I'd be ok with throwing out the personal since I put my poems (basically subconscious ramblings) online, but evidently art makes me more squeamish.

here is what I see when I look up…


Added by Hyblaean~ Julie on November 6, 2012 at 5:53am — 7 Comments

The Hunt

The Hunt


Wilderness of mind

is rough terrain

yet, all adventure begins

in such a place

where unknown is discovered

by startling encounters;…


Added by Blinddream on November 6, 2012 at 5:37am — No Comments

you called me human

and offered me the same rights and responsibilities as others because at a fundamental level you knew

knew what it was like to be me

to get up and face everyone and have to ignore the compliment/slights of those that cannot see me as a person, but who I need nevertheless to live

and so I live

resenting. But you knew and you called me human to my face as you stared at me from the tv in the common room, and I heard you. Heard you in my ears and my heart and it flooded…


Added by Hyblaean~ Julie on November 6, 2012 at 3:15am — 1 Comment

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