Today, I went and made sure that I voted. I hope you did, too.
This morning got off to an interesting start. My husband has his cell phone set to function as an alarm clock. That plays loud music. And demands answers to math problems as evidence of awakeness before one can dismiss the alarm. I felt like I was back in first grade doing speed drills or something. What the world.
Today I learned of the death of former Oregon Governor and US Senator Mark O. Hatfield. He was respected by just about everyone as a politician who actually worked for what was best for the people he served. He was also known for being able to work with members of both parties to get great things done, while standing up for his beliefs. I sure miss those kinds of politicians, because the ones we have now… Another post for another day.
The current political climate in our country is unacceptably hostile and both parties have a hand in the situation (which is why I’m an Independent and super glad), but when you mark a political opponent’s district with cross hairs, and they end up getting shot, you might want to rethink your stuff, whether your name is Sarah Palin or not.
and the end of a campaign cycle. I know I probably said that two years ago, but there was so much negativity that if a candidate from either party had told me that he or she was going to run on a platform of what he or she would do as opposed to all of the skeletons in candidate b’s closet, I would have voted for him or her without blinking. Twice.
GOP Senate nominee Sharron Angle spoke to a group of students at Las Vegas’ Rancho High School. Between the change I can believe in from the dems and this, I’m going to keep my voter registration in the independent column. For real.
So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that. [Note: it's the Hispanic Student Union. The whole room is Hispanic teenagers.] What we know, what we know about ourselves is that we are a melting pot in this country. My grandchildren are evidence of that. I’m evidence of that. I’ve been called the first Asian legislator* in our Nevada State Assembly.
*Angle is not Asian, but recently disclosed that a reporter once told her she looked Asian. Uh huh.
I know that Newsweek is saying that the GOP is not as cool with big business as it used to be, but somehow I’m just not buying it. Yes, corporations are going to attempt to curry favor with the party in power, but Republicans and money go together like, well, you know.
Once upon a time, there was a lady named Meg. She went years and years without voting in one election until one day, as a CEO, in 2002, she thought it would be a neat thing to try. She was busy before, but now she had time on her hands. After five years of this voting stuff, she decided to register as a republican. Now, she’s running for governor of the State of California.