Monday, February 25, 2008
Ain't Nobama for me. "Nobama"
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
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
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
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.
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
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
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 asking...it is all about organizing and follow through.
I think these are very exciting times.
"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! :)
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.