politics


…again.

Will the Democrats shut out the fourth largest state in the country? Well, they are sure trying….or, well, they are threatening if Florida doesn’t change the January 29th primary date. What does that mean? Florida has its local and state primary on the 29th for sure but it can (read: will need to) change the primary date for the presidential election from the January 29th date which is against the national democratic party rules. So, stay tuned…this is probably/hopefully a bullying tactic by the democrats to make Florida in compliance. However, if the date does not change, Florida does not get to vote for the democratic primary candidate. Yeesh!

Either way, Floridians should vote on January 29th for the local and state issues and again on whatever presidential primary date it chosen.

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I know 2008 is technically the election year…but would you believe that some states actually have a Presidential primary in January. The nerve of them! This means we should be thinking about what we will do now and since I know we live in a bit/byte world…here’s a few bits, (pun intended) which offer a few more for your education arsenal.

I stand by the belief that everyone is entitled to have their own, just please place your beliefs in an educated mind. <Quote – Phun Chang>

www.votesmart.org

www.politicalwire.com

The lineup I am watching would include Ron Paul (R), Mike Bloomberg (R), Hillary Clinton (D), John Edwards (D), Bill Richardson (D), Barack Obama (D), Al Sharpton (D)


Edwards, Clinton and Obama at the debate.


Presidential candidates (from left to right) Mitt Romney (R), Barack Obama (D), Sam Brownback (R), Bill Richardson (D) and Ron Paul
Which presidential candidate has the best website?

 

I sincerely wished I had a video of my Thanksgiving this year. I was/am sick with a nasty cold so the camping trip that Charlie and were planning to go on got nixed. Also, now that we are both out for the count, we are unable to go to Orlando to visit Charlie’s family. So, instead of try to cook something, we decided to stop by my grandmother’s Thanksgiving dinner (can you really call it dinner if it is 2pm in the afternoon?) for some turkey and trimmings.

Well, can you believe that at 27 I was regulated to the kiddie table. I had just moved up to the adult table recently but since there was company coming over (my grandmother’s new beau) my sister, Charlie and I had to sit at a makeshift table. It was classic. And only then did I remember how much better the kid table can be compared to the adult table.

While adults discussed long dead actors and the state of the union. We “kids” tried to figure out how best to change the subject. When biological warfare came up – I eagerly changed the subject to the something more bland like the weather. When the “we don’t like the French” topic came up – I called the person simple minded and they quickly back peddled to a chorus of ums and ahs.

In previous years, I would have been shushed quickly and scoffed for being young. But – no, this time my grandmother encouraged me to speak out and give them a piece of my mind. Of course, I was slow to respond. Being hopped up on meds caused me to pause and think for a moment before I opened my big mouth. And I wondered what exactly had been going on in the geriatric and young adult population to turn the tide since last Thanksgiving? I was in no mood to discuss these things at what is supposed to be the “let’s love the family” dinner. We missed saying Grace, and do you know who my grandmother apologized to for this? Me.

So I say, hoorah! for the kiddie table. Although some of you may have found your way to the adult table this year: keep in mind that you can put the kids in another room at another table…but you can’t keep the kids down. It has been and will always be THE table to be at.

Oh and to put an even bigger spin on this whirlwind of a Thanksgiving (remember I was on many meds) on his way out, my grandmother’s beau said, “Happy Thanksgiving to you, your husband and your daughter.” Interesting how things appear to the senile but I salute you as I watch the passing of the torch in 3-D.

For the Nickelodeon Generation.

Meet Chester


Ok, don’t anyone get their panties all up in a wad. Click to view or not, it’s your choice to view and mine to post and I thought it was interesting.
Is the US heading towards fascism?
And to keep it fair and balanced, I tried very hard to find a retort from some pro-War, pro-Bush folks on YouTube and Google video. I typed, Bush is right, War in Iraq necessary, American freedom even I love George Bush (wow, that was hard to write for me…) but honestly all I could find were videos lambasting Bush and the War…looks like the conservatives may have the tv and radio but the liberals are winning the Internet. Just an observation. However, I did find this gem and thought I would share. Again, click if you want but don’t send me any hate mail for showing both sides. I like the “nanny, nanny boo boo” undertone and can we say “We didn’t start the fire”? :o)
Bush was Right!

Net Neutrality on the Daily Show – The Internet is a series of tubes.

Ohhh, he is mad at those republicans….Rep. Markey On Net Neutrality June 8, 2006

And let’s try to make this fair and balanced…PBS NOW on Net Neutrality

PBS NOW Part 2


Seriously, when MoveOn.org and the “Gun Owners of America” are both on the same side…anyone arguing the opposite HAS to be beyond nuts or just plain greedy in this situation.

911 Loose Change 2nd Edition with extra footage
(Google Video, 1h 21min)

A few days after 9/11, I remember sitting in my PR Campaigns class talking with other students about what may have actually happened and what the media was spinning. Two students called me UnAmerican for questioning my government’s sincerity and another friend later called me a conspiracy theorist claiming that no small (or especially large) group of individuals could pull off a well orchestrated conspiracy without getting caught or thwarted. That may be true…but I’m still waiting for a plausible explanation of what really happened.

To those class members and any else out there who may not agree with my views…Call me a conspiracy theorist, call me irreverent, call me what you want but don’t ever f*cking call me unpatriotic or unAmerican for questioning my government and its motives. I work for my government now and there are obviously arrogrant pricks among the crowd eager to make a name and a buck for themselves…I wouldn’t put anything past these jackals just like I wouldn’t put anything past those even higher up.

I question because I am patriotic. I seek answers by piecing together the non-obvious, non-official reports and news items. History has warned me that official body counts and experts will lie if the lie is deemed a “necessary evil” by individuals and groups more powerful than they are. And who has more power right now than our very own G.W. Bush. The man has blatently stated that he is above the law….how did I let this happen?!

It was unAmerican of me not to vote but I couldn’t support a flawed system. I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that I have to take what I get even though it isn’t perfect. I’m still not in harmony with our flawed voting system but I will at least try this time. I know that the next election is still two years away… but I’m just lubing up.

In the meantime, I have a thesis to finish and miles more research to complete.

(4/16/2006)