Friday, October 31, 2008

Important message -5 More Friends

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hate and Ugliness

They look like ordinary people.  Mostly older, retired, and well off.  We met through a friend and started joining them for dinner every Wednesday evening several years ago.  Though we usually meet at a restaurant, tonight they came to our house for dinner.  

My day off, we spent it shopping, cleaning and cooking.  By the time everyone arrived I was already tired.

They sat in my living room enjoying their cocktails and  hors'dourves while we started plating the salad.  Then it happened,  Ms. W mentioned, with disgust and concern in her voice, she never thought she would live to see the day when a black man could be going to the White House.

And so it began.  The discussion went on to include a disagreement with those in the living room whether he is socialist, Marxist, communist or Muslim.  Every nasty lie you've heard in the ads was quoted.  You should have heard them!  It was sickening....  In MY living room, drinking MY booze, eating MY food.  I was furious and it was all my husband could do to keep me from marching into the room, telling them off and throwing them out!   He was quite distressed that I might "offend" our guests!

Fine, I told him, in a voice loud enough for those in the living room to hear, they had some nerve and were being very rude let alone offensive to me.  My tone and anger was making him mighty nervous.  As he called everyone to the table he asked that we not discussed politics... then my mother added,  "it upsets her."  

The subject changed for about 5 minutes then the comments slowly crept back in.  That's when the headache escalated to a 9 out of 10.  Vodka helped a little.

I am totally disgusted.  Disgusted with them for their ugly hate and disgusted with myself for not speaking up.  I feel like a fraud.  There was really nothing to say beyond calling them liars and racist bigots.  You can't really reason with people that unreasonable.  To have tried to set the record straight would have gone nowhere.  Especially since "Joe" thinks he's an expert on all things and  has the "facts" he thinks will prove it. 

But I make excuses... I should have said something.

Ms. W commented as she left that the whites won't be able to use public bathrooms if "you know who" is elected.

This is the most exhausting birthday I have ever had!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Opie and Andy for Obama!!!

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Voting made easy!

For the first time ever, I submitted an absentee ballot to the clerk of courts. On Nov. 4 I am scheduled to work 12 hours and was afraid time management might prevent me from getting to the polls on time.There were many choices to make ... the most important was a no brainer. I took my ballot to work and when there was a lull researched candidates and their records, judges and who had appointed them, and those pesky confusingly worded amendments. One very important in Florida is #2 which would like to ban gay marriage.

No rush, no one waiting to use the booth, easy-peasy. I just may do it this way from now on. So... I proudly state I have voted!

Early voting has begun here too. Whatever it takes, mark that ballot and drop it in the box. It is always important, but this year especially so

Saturday, October 18, 2008


If you purchased $1,000.00 of Delta Air Lines stock one year ago you would have $49.00 left.

If you purchased $1,000.00 with Enron, you would have had $16.00 left.

If you purchased $1,000.00 with WorldCom, you would have had less than $5.00 left.

But, if you had purchased $1,000.00 worth of beer one year ago, drank
all of the beer, then turned in the cans for the aluminum recycling
REFUND, you would have $214.00 cash.

Based on the above, the best current investment advice is to
drink heavily and recycle.

It's called the 401-Keg.
Safe and Happy weekend to all!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Know what happened to McCain's first wife???

She got dumped when he returned from Viet Nam only to discover she had been disfigured and made handicapped in a car accident while he was a POW. He proceeded to run around on her and finally settled on Cindy. Young, pretty, wealthy. He divorced Carol and married Cindy within weeks. Cindy's daddy gave John a job and pushed him all the way to Washington.

Perhaps you knew, I didn't but I'm glad I do now. I've always thought of McCain as a dishonest jerk... Just confirms my gut feeling.

Read about it... google, "McCain's first wife,"

...callously left behind

An excerpt:
"In 1979 – while still married to Carol – he met Cindy at a cocktail party in Hawaii. Over the next six months he pursued her, flying around the country to see her. Then he began to push to end his marriage."

McCain's broken marriage...

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Guilty as charged!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Barbra on Huffington ~ I like her words!

The Politics of Distraction, Hypocrisy and Blame
October 1, 2008

The Republicans fight dirty... they take every opportunity to shift the political conversation from substance to frivolity. They don't want the public to see the huge differences between the two parties. Less than two weeks ago, John McCain mocked Senator Obama's appearance at a Hollywood fundraiser.

And where do you think John McCain was supposed to be tonight? On Monday it was announced that he himself was coming to Hollywood for a fundraiser charging up to $40,800 a plate. The hypocrisy...

McCain accuses Senator Obama of being a "celebrity" (as if he himself is not one). It's a bad word only if you're a Democrat, of course. If you're a Republican it helps you become... President Reagan, Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Thompson.

He also calls Senator Obama an "elitist." How silly is that? Senator Obama is a self-made man from a working class family, while McCain came from a highly respected military family. Barack Obama owns one house and one car while John McCain owns seven houses and thirteen cars. Perhaps the elitism tag comes from the notion that Barack Obama is smart, eloquent and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Law School, while John McCain graduated 894 out of 899 in his class at the US Naval Academy. Isn't it about time America had a leader that started out as an ordinary man and became an extraordinary one?

The Bush/McCain doctrine of deregulation has brought the nation to its knees. And now John McCain has failed to deliver the Republican votes needed to assist the Democrats' efforts to keep the economy from crumbling. Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Senator McCain's Economic advisor (now that Phil Graham has to phone in his advice from the back room) has taken on the role of McCain's alibi-maker for his failure of leadership. The bill failed to pass in Congress because only 65 Republicans voted for it versus 140 Democrats. McCain was dining with Joe Lieberman when he should have been swinging GOP votes in a desperate last chance to save America from a financial disaster brought on by McCain's, Graham's and George Bush's deregulatory orgy. But what does McCain do... he blames Obama.

Nancy Pelosi told the painful truth about the Bush administration's failures. President Bush inherited a surplus from the Clinton administration and squandered every penny of it... and more. Do people really want four more years of the same? I hope Americans don't fall prey to the politics of distraction, hypocrisy and blame.