Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Yes we can! Bil Clinton in Florida today

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This Week on the Daily Show

Tuesday, October 28 -- Steve Martin -- Author, "Born Standing Up"

Wednesday, October 29 -- TBD

Thursday, October 30 -- Bill Kristol -- Editor, "The Weekly Standard"

This Week on the Colbert Report

Tuesday, October 28 -- Sherman Alexie

Wednesday, October 29 -- David Simon

Thursday, October 30 -- Wilco

Monday, October 27, 2008

Land of the Free...if you agree with ME!

This is the front yard of a friend of mine here in McCain/Palin-land (Texas). Like me, she's had her Obama/Biden sign stolen. More than once. In fact, when my wife told me about this family's stolen signs, she told me about the above sign, so we drove by to take a picture of it. Whoops. It too had been stolen!
That was last week. Today I drove by and noticed she'd replaced the replacement of her replacement sign.
To me, this is one of the most angering parts of politics in a place that's heavily one side or the other. I'm sure there are McCainiacs in Blue States whose signs have been stolen or defaced. I hate that. I mean...I really hate that. Do Americans really believe in freedom of speech? Then why do they have such a hard time allowing others their opinion?

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama sucks yelled at us today

Yes, my grandchildren, Xavier and Ariana helped me man the HQ today and as we stood on the front porch of the building talking about pumpkins in the pumpkin patch across the street, 3 young people who were walking by yelled "Obama sucks." My grandchildren were shocked, and wanted to know why somebody would say something that rude. As Ariana put it, "that just rude, why would they be so rude?" Xavier wanted to know why people would be that mean, because, in his 7 yr old mind, as he stated, "shouldn't you just disagree?, why do you have to be mean?"

I had to work to give him an answer, and I could not come up with a good answer, actually. You have to agree...why can't we just disagree, why DO we have to be mean?

From a child's lips to God's ears.

The wassup guys are at it again, now for Obama

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sarah Palin's Good Idea

Aired Tuesday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on ABC:

Sarah Palin had a good thought. She suggested that while Barack Obama is over in Hawaii, it might be a good idea for him to keep an eye on Japan.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This Week on the Daily Show

Tuesday, October 21 -- Christopher Buckley -- Author, "Supreme Courtship"

Wednesday, October 22 -- Tom Brokaw -- Author, "Boom"

Thursday, October 23 -- Governor John Corzine -- Governor of New Jersey

Friday, October 17, 2008

Obama and babies

I could not resist posting this because I have seen Sen. Obama interact with kids and babies, and this truly shows what a wonderful man he is. These videos will just make you smile.

and one more...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hofstra University arrests, injuries at peaceful protest

Thanks Keith Olbermann, this is amazing.

Unbelievable! Watch this and put it into the current debate context.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

friends don't let friends vote McCain

Obama signs vandalized and more stolen

The large Obama/Biden sign up at 1376 & Walnut Grove was vandalized last night. Someone spray painted a swastika on it. The morons don't even know how to make a swastika.

This Week on the Daily Show

Tuesday, October 14 -- Ari Fleischer

Wednesday, October 15 -- Richard Lewis

Thursday, October 16 -- Robert Reich

This Week on the Colbert Report

Tuesday, October 14 -- Joseph Stiglitz

Wednesday, October 15 -- Shai Agassi

Thursday, October 16 -- Brent Glass and Robert Greenwald

Thursday, October 09, 2008

American the Banana Republic

Christopher Hitchens' article is well worth reading.

America the Banana Republic
The ongoing financial meltdown is just the latest example of a disturbing trend that, to this adoptive American, threatens to put the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave on a par with Zimbabwe, Venezuela, and Equatorial Guinea.

In a statement on the huge state-sponsored salvage of private bankruptcy that was first proposed last September, a group of Republican lawmakers, employing one of the very rudest words in their party’s thesaurus, described the proposed rescue of the busted finance and discredited credit sectors as “socialistic.” There was a sort of half-truth to what they said. But they would have been very much nearer the mark—and rather more ironic and revealing at their own expense—if they had completed the sentence and described the actual situation as what it is: “socialism for the rich and free enterprise for the rest.”

Think about it, spas for the AIG executives, and crap for the rest of us. Sound banana republic-like to me! But welcome to another aspect of banana-republicdom. In a banana republic, the members of the national legislature will be (a) largely for sale and (b) consulted only for ceremonial and rubber-stamp purposes some time after all the truly important decisions have already been made elsewhere.

So, what do we do?? Vote the BUMS out of office! Our government needs drastic reform and that would include ethics and INTEGRITY reform. How do we do it? By calling our legislators ALL the time, and every time, on any bread and butter issue that impacts the middle class.

What else? Help get freedom to organize and join unions nation wide. Unions built the middle class and it is time to rebuild our unions across the nation.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

My unscripted take on the Oct. 6 debate

First, McCain stated that Obama added charges to a bill for overhead projectors--who the hell still uses overhead projectors? Did McCain really mean power point? What century does McCain live in??

Creepy....when McCain said that Obama's secret you don't know is that Obama will increase taxes on small businesses....with a smarmy smile and old man chuckle-thing. It was creepy.

The McCain statement "you know who voted for it? That one!" Now that was just ugly and nasty and creepy too. In a normal conversation who would say "that one" when referring to a person standing next to them? In our house that would have been my 91 yr old mother who could not remember anybody's name. So can't McCain remember names???

McCain's healthcare solutions to save money were records to save money (sure), and walk in clinics...didn't they used to be public health clinics, which Bush abolished?

McCain - healthcare = responsbility. So, shouldn't you have to pay a monthly bill for police, fire and 9/11?

Obama - healthcare = a right. As in, we as citizens of our nation, all pay for care for everyone?

And the part of the debate when I knew for sure it was staged, was when a retired Navy chief asked about friendship with Israel....BS. Who really believed that a retired USN chief really wanted to know that? My brother in law is retired USN and I know that was NOT the burning question that he had.

All in all, I think debates are not all that informative because they are too scripted.

I just watched the debate for a second time and I now truly believe that this debate was scripted totally. After all, who in a so-called town hall meeting, would ask about the cold war???? That is dead, gone and last century. This was scripted. What did they pay the audience members to ask these lame questions?

"That one" statement by Sen. McCain

Ok, this was one of many things that totally pissed me off during the debate tonight. What the heck did this mean,really? It was when I first heard it, very demeaning, and as the grandmother and Auntie of a "rainbow" colored family, I take great exception to his comment.

This was rude and not called for at all.

Monday, October 06, 2008

This Week on the Daily Show

Monday, October 6 -- Tim Robbins -- Actor, "City of Ember"

Tuesday, October 7 -- Sarah Vowell -- Author, "The Wordy Shipmates"

Wednesday, October 8 -- Michelle Obama -- Potential First Lady

Thursday, October 9 -- Robert De Niro -- Actor, "What Just Happened?"

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Lordy don't we miss Molly????

I miss Molly's humor and her wit. Today, I found this article in Salon, and just had to share it. It was written by Anne Lamont, and is a must read article for those of use how adored Molly.

Here is an excerpt:
It breaks a girl's heart to know that Molly Ivins does not get to have a go at the Republican slate this year. I can see that big, rosy, sunflower face watching this all with astonishment and roaring with laughter. Ivins -- the legendary buckaroo populist, journalist, freelance hell-raiser and freedom fighter -- would be pounding her fists on the arms of her easy chair, stomping her feet as if listening to live bluegrass.

She would have had such a ball with Sarah Palin -- the trooper scandal, her love of moose (between buns), the flamboyantly botched television interviews, the bravery of people who hunt wolves for sport, from the air. Even though Molly was a Texan -- who would have been on guard for the sneering tone of liberal criticism toward anyone with a gun or a double-wide -- she still would have obliterated Palin as a faux populist wingnut with a tanning bed instead of a heart.

go here to read the rest, which is NOT to be missed!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Who is Sarah Palin?

I know who she is, and most women do as well. She is "that girl" you know, "that girl" in high school, the one who was popular and pretty,, and would stab you in the back at the first opportunity. I have said this for the past 5 weeks, and the debate just sealed it for me. When speaking with my adult daughters, and I mentioned that fact, they both said....yeah, now that you mention it, that's her."
I have one grand daughter who is on the way to being "that girl" Evidently they are born with the proclivity for it, because even by age 6 you can see it. How this attitude is nurtured, I am not sure, but I think it has to do with the fact that even at a young age you know you are pretty and you learn how to manipulate people.
So, think of Sarah Palin as the manipulator. "That girl" from high school."
Women you know exactly what I am talking about. Right?

From the Obama blog today, I had to share this one, because it is so special

I had to post this because Katheryn's feelings mirror my own so closely. I too have a rainbow family and when I think of the importance and significance of my vote this year, well, it's astounding. I cried when I read what Katheryn had to say. See what you think:
Residents of Oberlin, Ohio are flooding the local Board of Elections to vote early this week. Two buses from Oberlin College shuttled over 100 students to vote yesterday, and over 400 Lorain County residents registered to vote. Students are excited to make their first vote in a presidential election early - especially in such an important and historic election. Buses will continue to shuttle students to register and vote this weekend.

Katheryn voted yesterday in Oberlin and told us a little bit about what that experience was like.

I was excited to vote early. When I arrived there were many cars in the parking lot with Barack Obama bumper stickers. When I went inside to vote there was already a line and a 15 minute wait. There was a muted buzz of excitement.

When it was my turn to vote, I cried.

My family, like Barack's is a lovely rainbow. I cried for my two sons, who will vote for Barack, and for the first time in their lifetime be able to see themselves and their children in him.

I voted for my late mother, a teacher, and father, a truck driver, who instilled in all of us a sense of community, responsibility, the importance of education, and struggled to send us to college.

I voted for all the men and women and children in my family who have worked for generations to contribute to this country, and after many years, have finally found a principled leader who represents us all.

I voted for my precious grandchildren for whom I've dedicated all my work for Barack to these past 19 months.

Finally, I voted for all the lost, the lonely, the disenfranchised, the poor, handicapped, ALL Americans who never had the opportunity to vote.

Today I have joined with millions of Americans of all backgrounds who have come together to help change the United States into the honorable and extraordinary country we've all known it can be -- with the help of Barack Obama.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


To the Tenth Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner

Saturday, October 18, 2008
at 6pm

at the Boerne Community Center
210 Adler Street
Boerne, TX

Suggested donation:
$30 ($25 for members)

Featured Speaker: Justice Catherine M. Stone

For reservations call or email:
Gwen King, 830-755-4434
Cindy Offutt, 210-698-5009

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Brain to Nowhere!