“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.” –Dwight Eisenhower April 16,1953 This was called The Cross of Iron speech.
Yesterday I posted a video appeal by the Barack Obama campaign asking those that could to take just one day, perhaps a vacation day or personal day, and work for the Obama campaign on election day. I thought it was an innovative nationwide request to an enormous mail list. The article was picked up by a right wing blog. The three comments that were left on the post are hatred personified. I have been honestly concerned about the split in this nation because of the ugliness of the lies, the racist coded speech and references to ‘socialist’. Last night I got my last personal taste of the invective. I was at my favorite restaurant last night with the usual crowd. … Continue reading
So, check this out. I did not accomplish much, yesterday, but I did post to the blog, so please cut me some slack if you see a few dust bunnies around. Some things are more important than muddy footprints, I tell ya. Heck, there must be some kind of medal or free happy meal for me posting the Ten Post Round-Up two days in a row (tap-tap-tap…is this thing on?). I just got what could turn out to be bad news, today, so I’m a little bummed. But this YouTube from an up-and-coming news anchor has put a smile on my face, so I strongly encourage you to check him out: Great Kid’s News
The Swamp, the Chicago Tribune‘s Washington bureau blog, reports: A campaign official privately tells the paper: “She’s now positioning herself for her own future. Of course, this is bad for John. It looks like no one is in charge.” ABC News, among others, notes that, in an interview with CNN, one McCain adviser anonymously called Palin “a diva” who is “playing for her own future” political prospects. “”She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone,” the advisor told CNN. “She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: divas trust only … Continue reading
Earlier today I received a very persuasive, innovative email from the Barack Obama Campaign. They are promoting a new concept with this video: “Take The Day Off For Barack Obama” From the Obama Campaign: “This election will be decided by what this grassroots movement can accomplish on Election Day. We have volunteer shifts to fill throughout the day — make calls, knock on doors, and make sure your fellow voters get to the polls. No previous experience is required. Sign up now to take the day off and make history on November 4th.” It’s the truth. Sign up here.
Per Chuck Todd at MSNBC here’s the latest on the possible variations on the electoral vote. If this is true then there a blow out in progress for the Congress and potentially for the Senate. Remember, however, that people tend to vote one party for President and may vote for the other party for their home district congressperson. Working the down ticket races in, for example my home state of California where Barack Obama has a 27% point lead, is even more important. Remember how people can spit their vote. The Democratic Party is not complacent or taking anything for granted. Barack Obama and the Party fully understand how quickly things can shift. The organization of the Obama campaign is … Continue reading
Well, look who it is? I know, I’ve practically been a stranger, lately, but I’ve had a lot going on and found it difficult to find the time to blog, much less the motivation through reading what is becoming a severely contentious electoral race. I’ve made some adjustments, having decided that I like blogging a lot more than some other things that require my attention. Besides, like Phyliss Diller once said, “cleaning the house while there are children in it is like shoveling the walk while it’s still snowing”…it’s a no-win situation and blogging is loads more fun, let me tell ya.
84 year old Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was found guilty on all 7 counts of his indictment. He said, ‘This isn’t over yet’ according to CNN. All 7 counts were for some sort of financial corruption. He sat expressionless as the seven verdicts were read out at the end of his trial, less than a day after the jury began deliberations from scratch because of a change in jurors. After the second guilty verdict was read, Stevens’ lead defense attorney, Brendan Sullivan, patted his back, leaving his hand there. Stevens has been in a very tight battle with Democrat Mark Begich. Statisically the race has been a dead heat. Does this have any impact on Sarah Palin and her increasingly … Continue reading