I'm taking a quick break from noveling, so let's see what we have today:
Dutch scientists have come up with self-healing concrete, pretty awesome!
Puerto Rico voted to become a state! Sounds good to me, although Congress has to approve it and if that goes through, there is a process to statehood. I think it would be fascinating to watch that happen, although we then have to reapportion House seats and figure out a new pattern for the flag. But still, exciting!
So I guess the thing is for Republicans to move to Australia (remember, Canada got the French, Australia got the convicts and America got the Puritans), but as a reminder:
Washington State approved marriage equality, and in a cool move, the money from the new licenses goes to a charity that helps LGBT youth. Great idea!
There were so many wins in the election for the progressive side (Obama, 3 marriage equality wins, defeating 1 marriage amendment, Grayson winning his seat back, Baldwin, Warren, King, CO and WA approving marijuana, gains in the Senate, gains in the House, I think, Casey, Murdoch losing, Akin losing, and honestly even more). Check out the Good Men Project's list. Michelle Bachmann won, but if that's the only negative I can find, I'll take it.
Here's what I've been saying for years. We need both sides of the political spectrum to find the best solutions to our problems. We need that dialogue. And I'm hopeful that this election's loss will bring the conservative side back towards the middle so we can have that dialogue. Rachel Maddow sums it up perfectly. Please watch this clip (the relevant part starts at 14:07, but the whole thing is good). Memorize it and force our politicians to have that dialogue between the two parties: we want everyone to win.
And another meme from the vote:
BuzzFeed shares idiotic comments from clients to creative professionals. So sad that people say things like this.
Here is the anti-Starbucks menu:
That's it for now, I'll be back again soon, but have a great one!