Congratulations America on your new President Elect Obama.
I wish we could get as many people could get involved or interested in the elections here. The thought of being able to pack out a football ground here with supporters for any political party is just laughable. And don’t get me started on the women I know not voting!
On a slightly different subject here in the UK tonight we are celebrating Bonfire Night also known as Guy Fawkes.
Thinking about it a little bizarre, but we celebrate the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot of the 5th November 1605 in which a number of Catholic conspirators the ring leader being Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament and the government. Talk about holding a grudge!
People make ‘guys’ like a stuffed scarecrow sometimes it’s made in the shape of a hated figure (TV Personality, Politican, etc), paraded through the town normally by lit torch and then put it on the top of a massive bonfire and burnt. At that point lots of fireworks are set off.
I like to think that it’s an excuse in the deepest winter to have a party and to see children enjoying themselves rather than still harking back to something that happened 400 years ago. But some people seem to take it a little too seriously even now!