In the meantime, let's not fall for that passive, national unity, all one nation, koombaya crap. They never did, why should we?
I agree with you, blacksmithin, absolutely about the getting busy. I told myself and everyone else I know that all day yesterday (until they told me to please shut up -- and some didn't say please.)
But I'm not finished feeling sad and angry just yet. The loss is real and I'm still upset about it. I don't think of it as whining, although it's tempting to call it that. Depreciating myself, feeling angry and rushing into action are all tempting methods at a time like this. (These are three of my favorites.) But I think, after a night's sleep, I'll admit extreme disappointment and a sense of loss and a need to talk to others who feel the same.
This doesn't mean I'm not already plotting in my head for the next time. I'm more motivated than ever to stop the movement to force religious beliefs on those of us who do not agree.
But I think this isn't the thread for plotting. Maybe I'll start a new thread for that. And george and the other thread crashers can visit there. I don't think it's too much to ask that we have a thread for the purpose of consoling each other. But it is typical (I just have to say this, naughty me) that these religious fanatics think such activity as mourning and consolation are "childish." It's a fine example of exactly what we have to fight against for the next four years.
Thomas, Soz, FreeDuck and the others have said it very well already. Leave us alone here. We can argue on another thread.