Blogging Bayport Alameda

November 9, 2020

Lovely Day

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:09 am

I was sitting in front of the tv binge watching cable news when I found out that one tv network after the other had started calling the race for Joe Biden. The thing is I knew it was coming because Decision Desk HQ had already called Pennsylvania (and therefore the presidency) for Joe Biden on Monday morning around 8:00 AM. By the way Decision Deck HQ was one of the three twitter accounts I kept refreshing from like midnight on Election day/night and still today just to keep up with the running tallies for states like Arizona, Georgia, and Nevada.

As I watched the spontaneous celebrations happen across big cities in the US and couldn’t remember this happening for any other election, not even for Barack Obama’s historic win. Then I heard people relating these sorts of celebrations to when authoritarian leaders are ousted in other countries and understood better the need for folks to celebrate the collective dread being lifted.

Already the incoming Biden administration has signaled that it will be doing things differently and that it’s taking this pandemic more seriously than the existing administration. The new coronavirus Taskforce has been named and it’s full of actual competent people including the former Surgeon General appointed by President Obama and fired by Trump, as well as the whistleblower from the Trump administration who warned that the Trump administration was mishandling the response.

I think this is the first time in a long time that I’ve felt hopeful.

It’s been more than five years since this song has been the soundtrack to my wake up alarm. I think January 20, 2021 will find this song back in the settings for a new day.



5 Comments »

  1. Yay! (and Phew!)

    Comment by MP — November 9, 2020 @ 7:00 am

  2. Uhhh-do you follow the news? “Actually competent people” already produced a vaccine. Stock market way up.

    The Hill
    @thehill
    · 3h
    #BREAKING: Data show COVID-19 vaccine candidate more than 90 percent effective, Pfizer says http://hill.cm/XKzIqoI

    Comment by Nowyouknow — November 9, 2020 @ 8:03 am

  3. Congratulations Biden Harris! I feel like I can breathe again!

    Comment by Karen Bey — November 9, 2020 @ 8:07 am


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