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Election Night at the Riptide

by San Franciscans Cheer as McCain Concedes
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
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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!"

§Outside the Riptide, lining up
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§Cheers as Obama accepts
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§All eyes were on the televisions
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§poster
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§Your host, Jeff Grubler
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§V for an Obama Victory
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Jeff reminded everyone, "we can't relax now, just because Obama won. We've got two wars to stop."
§Obama on the big map at lower left
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§Obama cutout
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§McCain, you suck!
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§Said he was surprised, but we know he wasn't
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Along with others our friend here shouted suggestions to Obama as he accepted the presidency. "Make it a green economy!" "Nationalize Exxon!"
§this guy worked as a legal observer in 2004
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That election was STOLEN by Republicans despite the hard work of folks like this
§happy tv watcher
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§Julia of the Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
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And an anonymous dancer
§Obama and Biden on TV
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§Moose everywhere are laughing because...
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...it's ha ha ha Sarah Palin! You lose!
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