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Quack!

14 Aug

I find this whole thing bizarre, because he obviously doesn’t want the job. It’s far too time-intensive and adoration-deficient. So what is he doing? I guess we’ll find out.

On the other hand, I’d love to see him as Secretary of State. What?!

 

Huh.

23 Mar

Wow, has this thing really been silent for almost four years?

Well, another election cycle might be the best time to resuscitate it. Maybe. I’ll think about it…

 
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Amazed but Happy

25 Sep

I saw Herman Cain speak for the first time at the South Carolina debate on May 5th, and I tweeted that night:

Ok, that’s a minimalist compliment at best, but I sent him a campaign contribution the next day, and I’ve been following him ever since. Classifying every comment about him with “He doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, but…” but he was still my guy.

He lost some of his mojo when people started criticizing his lack of foreign policy knowledge, but instead of arguing or giving up, he hit the books. Surrounded himself with smart men instead of yes men, and learned what he needed to know, went to Israel and met with more smart people — and came back with better answers. If he wins the nomination, it will be for his proven ability to save a sinking ship (which is what America is right now), but a president needs to know more. And Cain gets that.

When Perry got in, he staggered a little again in the debates, but I think that was mostly frustration that Perry and Romney were getting all of the questions. I was glad to see that he was back in fighting mode for the Tampa debate last week. And then Orlando? Holy mackerel. Not only did he get the most standing ovations, but he was the only one who didn’t get booed. :o)

I laughed when Chris Wallace explained the 9-9-9 plan. It’s nice to hear it come from someone else’s mouth. Should have known that was a good sign. Sent another campaign contribution on Friday, by the way. And yesterday:

Still not sure he has snowball’s chance in… Florida of winning the nomination, but he’s on the right track. Congratulations, Herman Cain — and keep going!

 
 

Love

24 Jul

How long have these ladies been waiting, do you suppose?


Phyllis Siegel, 76, right, kisses her wife Connie Kopelov, 84, after exchanging vows at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office

Gay marriage went legal today in New York. Got friends there that I hope will join in — but not without serious and sane consideration, of course. I suspect these ladies have given it plenty of that.

For those of you that disagree with the concept, I give you my very favorite bible passage:

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. But when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I started to emphasize several parts of this, but decided that the whole thing speaks for itself. This is just right.

 

A quick and unscientific poll

01 Dec

Show of hands, please. If the Obama administration cancels the mortgage interest federal tax deduction, which it looks increasingly like they’re really going to do, how many of you will never buy another house?

*raises hand*

 
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Huh?

03 Nov

From Bay News 9

 
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election night

02 Nov

8:15 I watch MSNBC so you don’t have to. They say “the magic number is 40.” Heh. And that Virginia-11 is the most liberal district, so keep an eye on it.

8:40pm Huh. I’ve heard “pundents” many times, but I’ve never heard “pundates” (pund-eights) before. Thanks, Bay News 9!

10:56 MSNBC is saying the republicans will gain 47, and that they should have done much better considering how badly Obama sucks. Ok, that’s a paraphrase, but the “should have done much better” part is fairly verbatim, so interpret the second half as you will.

11:30 pm Fiorina and Whitman are both ahead right now, but Boxer and Brown have already been called. Not saying they’ll win, just saying. (I saw this in 2000, when Gore was called for FL.)

 
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It’s chilly, suddenly.

30 Oct

I think hell may have officially frozen over.

NOW Defends O’Donnell After One Night Stand Story

“Today the tabloid website Gawker published an anonymous piece titled “I Had A One-Night Stand With Christine O’Donnell” that takes the routine sexual degradation of women candidates to a disgusting new low. NOW repudiates Gawker’s decision to run this piece. It operates as public sexual harassment. And like all sexual harassment, it targets not only O’Donnell, but all women contemplating stepping into the public sphere,” O’Neill said.

NOW has endorsed O’Donnell’s opponent Chris Coons in the Delaware race, and said it disagrees with O’Donnell’s political views.

“That does not mean it’s acceptable to use slut-shaming against her, or any woman,” O’Neill said. “Let me be honest: I look forward to seeing Christine O’Donnell defeated at the polls, but this kind of sexist attack is an affront to all women, and I won’t stand for it.”

The National Organization for Women has consistently and brazenly not only ignored, but actually encouraged, this kind of abuse toward conservative women — most recently endorsing Jerry Brown just hours after his Meg Whitman “whore”-calling debacle. They would never have allowed treatment like this against a female democrat, and it’s both an enormous shock and a relief to finally hear them defend one of ours.

Not counting on it becoming a trend, but I’ll surely give credit where it’s due.

 
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Looking forward to next Wednesday

29 Oct

How much do I love living in a red state?! I’ve never experienced this before. There are plenty of dem yard signs, don’t get me wrong. But literally every group of people standing on street corners waving candidate signs, in the past few weeks, the signs have been for republicans.

And there’s a radio ad against Alex Sink (one of many) going on about how the newspapers that support her were also Obama supporters, and “how’s that working for you?” They even say “If you like Obama, you’ll love Alex Sink!”

Holy cow. Love it, but so weird.

 
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…and the Pacific Ocean

26 Oct

When I saw the title, I thought, “not Olivia Wilde too!” But this made me laugh out loud, repeatedly. I refuse to believe that MoveOn has (either accidentally or due to severe head injuries) developed a sense of humor, so let’s just assume it’s a spoof… of some kind…

Mr Caruthers. Heh. And stick with it to the end.

 
 

Go me.

25 Oct

I have this pathological hatred of standing in long lines. I blame Russia.

 
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Nancy Pelosi’s teeth are grating

07 Oct

Michelle Obama: why she’s rated the world’s most powerful woman

Hahaha. Forbes must really be buying into this administration’s spread-the-wealth philosophies.

The most powerful woman in the world is a woman without a job?

 
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Interesting

30 Sep

Not taking sides, but I find this interesting just because it’s on TMZ. Usually fair, sometimes shockingly so, but not known for being a bastion of conservatism.

The company that Meg Whitman used to hire her maid Nicky Diaz Santillan back in 2000 claims Nicky deceived them about her immigration status before the company referred her over to Meg.

The owners of Town & Country Resources tell TMZ that when Nicky filled out the standard candidate questionnaire, she “indicated she was legally able to work in the United States” … even though Nicky knew she was in the country illegally.

T&CR add … “Further, Nicky provided us and our client with the documents that our client would need to complete the I-9 form as was their legal obligation as an employer.”

Innnnnteresting…

 
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…and took her dog in the divorce settlement

25 Sep

Florida, I love you like a sister. So I’m going to tell you what I would tell my sister:

Is your man cheated on his ex, stole all her money, left her, and then slandered her to everyone who would listen? Hunker down, sweetie, because he’s going to do the same thing to you.

Charlie Crist – ” I’m Not Gonna Change My Stripes” (VIDEO)

No kidding, governor.

 
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