Monday, February 25, 2008

Just say NO-bama

Well I just returned from seeing and listening to John McCain, at our community center. I can not believe that I actually liked what he had to say. He presented a short speech and then did a question and answers segment from the audience. He had no notes, other then the names of the various people to thank for setting up the event. I saw a man who knew his stuff, a man that was experienced and he even had a sense of humor. In ways, he reminded my of my father. Mac, as he is called, has answers and ideas that have not reached the voting public yet. On defense, he clarified his statements about the middle east and his 100 year statement, and updated the crowd on progress in Iraq. Regarding Bin Laden McCain said," If I have to follow him to the gates of Hell, I will! I promise, I will get him!" Too bad McCain did not win in 2000, the world would have been a different place. Yes, he is old. I do not think that ageism should be a factor. I am hopeful that he will pick a republican VP that doesn't blow his ticket for me. I still will vote Hillary first (if given the chance), then McCain.

Ain't Nobama for me. "Nobama"

Sunday, February 24, 2008


But my philosophy is, live in the moment so the past doesn't matter, plus I have friends that can fill me in and they feel so superior when they do....

Life is a ride.....look back too often and you miss Now. : )

motto for assholes I encounter

I always say, if someone can't give me the minimal level of respect that they demand for themselves, then they are not worth the breath that I breathe.

Friday, February 22, 2008

stunned myself

I preface this post by saying I honestly tried to figure out why I was so pissed that Hillary was losing, and this is what I found.

Hillary supporters actually truly believe that Senator Clinton is the best candidate for the position of the President of the United States, and for good solid reasons.

I think that subconsciously this (most likely) defeat cuts so much deeper then other defeats because it strikes a nerve that reminds women (me) of the many times when they ( I ) “knew better” or “was better qualified” but were either overlooked, ignored and/or rebuffed for seemingly no good reason or rational.

As I consider this theory and empty out my own emotional baggage, I feel more willing and open to the idea of supporting Obama da’man and, (again with the honesty)…. it feels good.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

campus green zone

What can we do to increase the safety of our children when they head off to college. Now getting drunk, smoking pot, and failing is nothing compared to getting murdered in cold blood. A chilling thought, but one which I think deserves a tremendous amount of attention and resolutions.

Each campus needs to offer mental resources available on all campuses 24/7. They need to also provide a confidential hot-line for people to report peculiar behavior anonymously. They need to train professors and security how to handle a lone-attack, and they need a communication system that alerts authorities and paramedic immediately.

I will be writing my daughter's college shortly and asking what they have planned, and what they currently provide. I am betting that they are unprepared, and are less then motivated to make any real efforts on this critical issue.

Free me of this madness

Okay this whole political process has got me down. I talk to people and say things like " which canidate matches up best with how you feel about the issues ?", and the reply is either a blank stare or, even worse "I don't know what the issues are." Holy sweet Jesus!

I have only one vote, that's it - and I am not on the Obama team. All these people who don't seem to know how our government works are falling over themselves, chanting words, like "change" , "hope", "dreams" that are not connected to even one single issue. They are just words. Floating effortlessly through our collective souls possibly landing an inexperience junior senator in to the POTUS, or even worse we may end up with 4 more years of "shrub" policies. That's right McCain, may be able to whip this dude's @ss. Isn't that just the icing on the cake.

I am going to vote early, and stop watching the maddness....afterall....I only have one vote.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

tell your life story in six words

Lucky to worry about dying everyday.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

WI 2

Everything great movement , or societal shift begins with small actions....not "hope and a prayer ".... but rather drive, dedication and purpose....Hillary has opened the door for every single woman in this country to ask more of herself and more of her country.

Nothing like being POTUS and having approximately 100+ million women on your case every day.....wanting this that or the other thing. If we want it , it is there for the is all about organizing and follow through.

I think these are very exciting times.

posts on WI

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man -if you want anything done, ask a woman." - Margaret Thatcher

Come on HRC supporters, chin up, we need to be proud....and strong.

"The fastest way to change society is to mobilize the women of the world." -Charles Malik, former President of the United Nations General Assembly

The so called "genie" is out of the bottle.....we learn, keep trying and we will succeed. There is a whole world of women to reach this is only the fist step. This is no time to quit! :)

my conclusion

I have come to the conclusion that I really do not dislike any of the candidates, well, not so hot for GOP's McCain. What I do not find at all appealing is the various supporters and pundits I see on the television as well as those heard on radio and read in print. It is not enough for many supporters to just proudly stand with their candidate. They seem to find it impossible to refrain from gleefully jumping into massive arguments and accusations. I believe that the social mentality of our country has been diluted to down to a point that encourages the lowest yet acceptable language and behavior. And if you are willing to go below that level, well, please please, let me get the first crack at broadcasting your vile-ness to the world. Calling this primary a political freak show would be insults to the freaks and their shows.

I hope that those who are without homes find shelter. I want those who are not educated to turn the page on their text books and stay in school. I wish that some day all women will be respected as equals to men. I hope that the world becomes a safer place, and that hunger and disease are eliminated. I hope that those who chose to injure change and become those who heal and inspire.

All of these things start with the individual. Start the change in yourself, then spread your wings and include your family and your friends, then your neighbors, next your town and so on. Real change does not start by one man or woman in the white house; it starts right where you sit with yourself. Remember no one man or woman holds the rights to these dreams. No one person can claim ownership of all hope. Own your hope and your dreams and own them now.

oh big brother...individuals judging others

My point here, is that no one has the right to exploit someones private life for their own egotistical and twisted personal gains. What the hell is wrong with people?

Monday, February 18, 2008

A bit of sexism is a bit too much

Ok. so I have been visiting this political blog for several days, maybe even weeks and there are Obama people, and Hillary people. And time and time again, the people who do not like Hillary, can't quite say why....oh sure they say this, that, or the other thing, but nothing concrete. My eyes see people who are afraid to have a powerful smart , bright , woman lead our country.

new at this

Thank you for visiting. I have very little to say as I am overwelmed with this new tool. I am basically an extreemely private person, I don't generally care what people think of me and usually I pay little attention to the daily grind around me. I hope to start painting again real soon. I am currently experiencing political over-load, and the drag of the lingering gray winter days.