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photoblog image Let the <s>Games</s> Recovery Begin

Let the Games Recovery Begin

 

When this page posts at Tuesday midnight UK time,

we will not yet know who the new American President is.

Regardless of who it is, there's a lot of work to be done!

 

Jan van Arkel windmill in nearby Arkel, Netherlands,

where Astrid used to live.



Let the Games Recovery Begin

 

When this page posts at Tuesday midnight UK time,

we will not yet know who the new American President is.

Regardless of who it is, there's a lot of work to be done!

 

Jan van Arkel windmill in nearby Arkel, Netherlands,

where Astrid used to live.



comments (51)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 7 Nov 2012, 00:54
I am taken with your treatment, Ginnie.

Pres Obama might prefer your said "Continue"...
Ginnie Hart: Continue, indeed, Ray, for moving forward. Recovery from the election circus!
vintage! i like it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Dennis.
Wonderful Ginnie!
It's 9:00pm in Arizona - Obama barely pulling ahead - how on Earth can this be so close? Hopefully when you wake up in the morning and Astrid kisses you bye-bye on her way off to work - we will know...
Ginnie Hart: HA! This calm, cool, and collected lady decided to sleep on the couch last night, waking up once every hour to see what was happening. At 5:45a my time, I woke up to CNN predicting an Obama win. Romney was ahead in the popular vote at that point but was taken over shortly thereafter by Obama. My state lost but my vote won! And right now I'm listening to Obama's re-election speech. YES YES YES.
It is looking like it going to be Obama which, I think, is good news.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Michael. It IS Obama and I approve your message!!!!!
9:15pm...
WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
*** and as a side note... Elizabeth Warren won Massachusetts! XOX
Ginnie Hart: YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! Amen, sistah!! smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2012, 06:43
I have just been listening to Obama's acceptance speech on the radio Ginnie...I thought of you
Ginnie Hart: YESYESYESYESYELSYESYESYES. I am one very happy camper, Chris! WHEW! But still...there's a long road ahead. But we all knew that, didn't we!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 7 Nov 2012, 06:47
#4More
I think despite all the problems, America made the right choice in not jumping ship prematurely..I have faith he will turn it around.
Your image is symbolic smile
Ginnie Hart: YES to everything you have written, SAVO. Send America a prayer every time you think of them. They need to move forward past the filerbustering and impasses!!! Thanks.
Beautiful windmill Ginnie and perfect processing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marie. Just in time for a second term for Obama! Merci.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 7 Nov 2012, 07:21
I thought of you as soon as I woke up, Ginnie. You can settle down to a morning nap now. Love your windmill, by the way
Ginnie Hart: HA! I'm actually doing pretty well right now, Lisl, believe it or not. Pretty psyched, to be honest! Thanks for thinking of me!
oh yeah, sure, like obama isn't going to win, he is the antichrist after all haha just joking... nice picture for the day, hon
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Elaine. Don't even go there! sad Thanks. smile
Happily it is Obama. He made a very clever speech....it almost made me proud to be an American....but I'm English grin
Ginnie Hart: HA! You can be our token American in England on SC, Bill. I like that. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2012, 07:54
The position of the windmill means: pause, break - fitting your title - and very Dutch indeed!
I am happy with you: Yes!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt. I'm one very happy camper! smile
Thankfully the American public saw sense.
Ginnie Hart: About half of them did, Richard. Thankfully it was a bit more than half. (sigh)
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 7 Nov 2012, 07:58
Congratulations, I am glad that they gave him a second term.
Knowing that 68% of the youngsters voted for Obama says enough for me!!!
A lot of work needs to be done.
Fabulous shot of the windmill Jan van Arkel.
http://www.molendatabase.nl/nederland/molen.php?nummer=949
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, MLMA. I have just added this Jan van Arkel info to my text above. When I saw it last Saturday, I immediately knew it would be perfect for today, even without knowing who'd win. Thank God it was Obama!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2012, 07:59
It's "four more years" of President Obama! Lets hope that he's not blowing in the windmill or needs some more work like the windmill. I wonder with such a close result when looking at the people vote how he will get the support throughout the country?
Ginnie Hart: There is so much work to be done, Alan, on getting the two parties to start working together. If it doesn't happen, I'm afraid to imagine the outcome for America. That's why I posted this image today.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet
  • 7 Nov 2012, 08:00
Are you saying that the United States is like this windmill Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Well, Chad, take it to it's obvious conclusion. HA!
70% of the British public wanted him back in so good news Ginnie. I like the picture and title for the occasion and there is a heck of a lot of work to be done.
Ginnie Hart: The world wanted Obama, Janet, which is what's so amazing. Many in America just don't get it. I really pray for a coming together of both parties in the days and years ahead! God have mercy.
une fois que la rénovation soit faîte,tu me feras profiter mais en couleur...
Ginnie Hart: I'll try to remember to do that for you, Angevine. smile Merci.
haha sorry, i didn't know it was a place for me to 'go there'... just heard somebody mention it on twitter and thought it was funny.... they said 'if obama wins all the Christians will say he's the antichrist'... and i laughed and wondered why, and then said it on your blog as a JOKE honey, i don't feel that way, haha... i'm canadian and don't care much lol... oh btw, both my eyes are green, that was just processing smile
Ginnie Hart: You're crazy, Woman. HA! grin But thanks anyway.
  • Laurette
  • South Africa
  • 7 Nov 2012, 09:15
A marvelous capture Ginnie with excellent processing. may the best man win !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Laurette, and I'd like to believe he did!
Oh it's Obama again!
That's a close call.
Obama promised "change" to the people of America. But nothing has really changed a lot.

Ha... Revolution is a slow process, you may say that. ;o) Let's keep blogging.
Ginnie Hart: The amount of change has been incredible in 4 years, based on what he started out with, LC. Let's hope it'll be more obvious in the next 4 years!
  • tede
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2012, 09:23
Superbe ce moulin, magnifique N&B. Belle journée Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tede. Merci.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 7 Nov 2012, 09:29
In Germany 91% of the public had voted for Obama!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Philine. Almost the entire world was voting for him in huge margins! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 7 Nov 2012, 09:49
Well we know now I think Storm Sandy my have helped
Ginnie Hart: Yes, for sure, Vintage, and several other things, like his attitude towards women, gays, immigrants...etc., etc.
I'm glad your wishes came true Ginnie.
Seems to me that for Obama to win a second term is a great tribute to the changing attitudes in USA and the world. History said the first win could never happen, so history would have said a second win would have been even more inconceivable.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Sheila. He may now have a harder row to hoe but hopefully he'll stand up to it since he now has nothing to lose!
  • jpla
  • France
  • 7 Nov 2012, 10:13
Il y a encore beaucoup de travail pour le restaurer ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée
JP
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, JP. Both the windmill and America. Pray for us. Merci.
We all know now and I am glad for the choice. I like the 'old-fashioned look of your windmill.
Ginnie Hart: The cat is now out of the bag. It's a done deal! Thanks for hanging in there with us, Mary.
It is probably a good idea to change the democrats' donkey for your windmill. Good thought Ginnie! & congratulations on the results!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Now that's an idea, Juan Carlos (even if nobody "gets" it!). Thank you.
Great outcome on both fronts Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I'm a very happy camper!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 7 Nov 2012, 12:34
Reported to be the most expensive election campaign in my paper. Even if - from my view - nothing really happened, except for a few debates. I see that if Romney doesn't make it, his church may take a dim view of his apostleship.

There was also some joke about Bush needed 8 years to break down and Obama will need at least 8 years to rebuild - I think someone is forgetting the legacy of the other Bush - Obama may need 16 years!
Ginnie Hart: I highly agree with the 8 years it took to break down the system, Louis, and therefore at least give Obama the benefit of trying to fix it in 8! Let's hope he can stand his ground this time around, especially since he now has nothing to lose!
If only it was as simple as fixing up a windmill! Great treatment Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly. Obama would look at that as a good deal, I'm sure! smile Thanks, Martin.
Excellent image to mark this day, Ginnie. Love it, and love your honorable and compassionate President...
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“The task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression, the spirit that has lifted this country from the depths of despair to the great heights of hope,

You, the American people, reminded us that while our road ahead has been hard, while our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,”
—————————————————————–

Well said, Mr. President, well said.
Ginnie Hart: THANK YOU, Beverly. This just about says it all. I choose to be optimistic about it all, even though it will be a tough row to hoe!
Keep the one you have got.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed, Mick. He needs 4 more years to finish the job!!!
Politicians like windmills need plenty of air movement to functiion I do hope Obo can deliver for everyones' sake.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Good thought, Martin. And yes, let's pray he will stand his ground this time around!!!
Well a good result all round Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I think so, too, John. Now the hard work begins...or continues!
A fine windmill Ginnie and it sounds as if you are a very happy lady today, I must admit the Romney guy sounded a bit too cocksure to Maureen and me, but sadly Obama still seems to have two parliamentary house in conflict instead of working together for your country, a bit like our coalition government sadly.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. We're really hoping Obama can stand his ground this term and figure out how to cross the aisle to effect partisanship! Surely miracles can still happen??!!
Superb image with this treatment Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
A lot of work or a lot of damage! Fortunately, you got the worker. smile
Ginnie Hart: Let's hope it's a lot of work and that it gets done, Tom. Otherwise, I'm afraid of what will happen next!
Bonsoir Ginnie. Superb photo with a very beautiful texture. I like it. Have a lovely evening Ginnie. Amicalement Antoine.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Antoine. Merci.
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 7 Nov 2012, 20:29
This is really beautiful Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sally!
So, a popular win, then. Fine picture, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Graeme. Both the electoral AND the popular win! Thankfully. Thanks.
I like your windmill Ginnie... Penny and i stayed up until 2:00 a.m. waiting to hear President Obama's acceptance speech... we were please with the outcome... now i hope that they will all get together to get the work done....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Peter. I'm working on being positive about this outcome, sending out good energy into the world to get a lot done in these next days and months!
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 8 Nov 2012, 07:34
There is a lot of work to be done but I am glad things turned out as they did. I think we, as a nation, delivered a powerful message. The 47% DO count, women DO count and minorities count! All foreign concepts to the GOP.

This is a beautiful photo ... BTW! I have always wanted to see a windmill in person.
Ginnie Hart: Absolutely spot-on, Helen. Thank you. I have much hope for these next 4 years. Obama right now has the leverage for the upcoming fiscal cliff. If the Republicans don't work with him, all those Bush tax-cuts will go away! You know they don't want that to happen!!!
  • Oscar
  • France
  • 8 Nov 2012, 07:42
I like, and in B&W is better. I dan't like de politics, are a band of thieves, all
Ginnie Hart: I hate the politics, Oscar, and am hopeful they all can start working together! Let's start being positive and become the change ourselves.
It's day two after the election and I am still grinning...
Ginnie Hart: Me, too, Larry!!! And I'm also very optimistic that change can and will happen. Obama has the leverage right now because if the Republicans don't work with him in Congress, all those tax-cuts to the wealthy will soon go away! You KNOW they won't want that to happen!
As an irritable geek, I've got something to say about what happened on Nov. 6:

Nate Silver was right. Karl Rove can suck it. Math works, science-deniers.
Ginnie Hart: You'll get a kick out of this, Michael. My sister's son-in-law made the following predictions BEFORE the polls closed on Tuesday. He actually did as good if not better than Nate: http://www.brobinson.info/2012.htm. Remember...he did this BEFORE the results started coming in!
...And it's very good when there are a few less misogynists in power., and a few more geeks. Nice job, Colleen Lachowic.
Ginnie Hart: You nailed it, Michael. Thank you. We need geeks like you! I just Googled Colleen Lachowicz and found this wonderful link: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world-of-warcraft-gamer-colleen-lachowicz-takes-her-orc-character-into-the-us-senate/story-e6frg6n6-1226513464251
A lot of work to be done indeed, here and by the old new president...
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Wim. I'm actually quite optimistic. Obama has some leverage right now as the fiscal cliff approaches. The Republicans in Congress will NOT want the Bush tax-cuts to end, so they will have to start working with him!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Nov 2012, 23:30
A lovely vintage image smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 9 Nov 2012, 02:20
an apt image for the time, nice catch.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian! It did seem appropriate.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 17 Nov 2012, 12:21
Well we are all Obama fans in our family smileI read an article a while ago and If Europe were voting as a Country Obama would win a overwhelming victory.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Frida. That's the irony! The rest of the world gets it!!! (sigh) Let's hope he can now get some things done! Thanks.

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