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Election Night at the Riptide
A map showing cookies for Obama-won states and crackers for those states that McCain took, decorated the wall at the Riptide in San Francisco on election night.
Photos and story by R. Robertson
A long line formed outside the Riptide in San Francisco's Sunset District, as folks crowded in to watch the final stages of the race to the presidency on the bar's televisions. Jeff Grubler, host of *Troubletown Nite at the Riptide* thanked Obama for winning, "because otherwise this party would have really sucked."
Party-goers made it clear they are not content with an Obama win, citing the continuing war and lack of social services that Obama has not pledged to fix. One election integrity activist cringed when Obama mentioned touch-screen voting in his acceptance speech, others shouted out "Make a Green Economy!" and "Nationalize Exxon!"
Jeff reminded everyone, "we can't relax now, just because Obama won. We've got two wars to stop."
Along with others our friend here shouted suggestions to Obama as he accepted the presidency. "Make it a green economy!" "Nationalize Exxon!"
That election was STOLEN by Republicans despite the hard work of folks like this
And an anonymous dancer
...it's ha ha ha Sarah Palin! You lose!