Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pondering Exhaustion

Wednesday November 5, 2008 I think we all deserve a little rest because it seems so many of us are exhausted.

Was that an election cycle or what?

It was long. It was turbulent. It had many important issues to consider. It was long!

I wonder how many folks in our country called in sick today, because of exhaustion?

Terri has the day off and I am sticking close to home today. We both are exhausted.

Tomorrow, or even later this evening, there will be things to get done and work on.

After today we will all need to really get going on many fronts and with many issues.

LAUSD received its gift. Now it is up to all of us to make sure they don't do with this new money what they have done with all the other bond money received over the last 11 years.

FIX PEDRO HIGH! LAUSD, there are now no excuses left for you to hide behind. You have OUR money, now use it wisely, correctly and efficiently to provide for that historic school with any and all that it needs to succeed.

We should see by June,2009 whether LAUSD deserved the new bond when we see what improvements have been made, scheduled, and contracted. We should also now expect that a higher percentage of kids graduate because their school is better.

LAUSD, get off your behinds and fix the problems at Point Fermin Elementary School. Not only did you just get SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS provided to the District, the District recently was granted $274,000.00. There can be no excuses for not dealing with the power provisioning problems at that wonderful school and the fixes must be done immediately!

After today it is essential that we all look into ourselves and consider how we can help to make OUR country better, with the newly elected Congress and President Obama.

It is true that President Elect Barack Obama is younger than I am, but I won't hold that against him. This is a first for me, but I am extremely proud that OUR country elected a person younger than I am.

Now that the election cycle is over, OUR community needs to really get back to work on issues like how downtown San Pedro will look in the future and what is to become of OUR waterfront.

If you look further down on this blog you will see announcements about two more meetings this week.

It appears that so many people have decided to not be driven by fear any longer and work, with courage, on issues that are important to them. It is with that new feeling that members of OUR community can come together on many different issues and work to make OUR community even a better place to live than it already is.

Let's give ourselves today to rest, ponder, recover from shock, and celebrate the victories we have and consider the defeats we will have to live with.

Tomorrow, we all need to get back on our horses and ride to where the action is.

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