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Words for a new day

Last night the people of the USA spoke.
Virginia, Ohio, Colorado, and now Indiana.
States that often represent the quiet minority

Many have felt that government has been broken for quite some time.
That government no longer cares about its people.
That as a nation we had lost our way.

Last evening the nation spoke. It didn’t speak in one voice, but it spoke enough, to change.

I thank jagienka for the words I try to post every year. Words that mean just a little more today than even the wealth of what they carried in the past:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November…



In general we’ll be opening the house to friends for the debates coming up (both), election night coverage, and other such things we feel fit the bill.

We do ask that you at least give us a heads up if you might come.


And yes.. the house tends to have a distinctly blue tint.

(Life makes it hard to get these posts out in a timely fashion)

.. I started laughing so hard I had to turn this off.

Sarah Palin (As portrayed by Tina Fey) and Hillary Clinton (As portrayed by Amy Poehler) introduce the new season of Saturday Night Live with a discussion of Sexism in the upcoming election.

TV Guide calls this one a tie because it’s impossible to tell who is funnier.


And now we know what a FLIRG is.

Last week I walked into the break room. There were two folks taking opposing views on who did better in which debate.

8 days into 2008 and the presidential election is in the break room.

I’d like to take this opportunity early in this hell year to make a request of the readers of this blog.

Be intelligent and not apathetic.

This actually goes a long way. The terms ‘democrat’, ‘republican’, ‘conservative’ and ‘liberal’ have all pretty much lost their original definition.

The bi-partisan government wants you to be polarized, pick a side, and then see if they can get a 50/50 vote that will require their unbiased hand to help decide.

The issues that will be argued and debated are all things that will not be dealt with. They are simply hot button terms designed to make you pick “one side” or “the other side”… Black or white… there is no middle ground.

Well, the government would like you to believe there is no middle ground.

Last hell-year, I watched as intelligent friends fell right into the morass and backed their candidate based on how well they linked up with their list of pointless issues. I watched as they bickered these points. I saw people in social circles actually come to blows.

This year… think about what’s important to you. What are the problems you see on your street, in your town, state, etc. Because I can guarantee you; stem cell research, gay marriage, social security privatization, removing evolution from the school books… will not occur in the next 4 years.

People say that their vote doesn’t count. That government doesn’t accomplish anything.

Both are unfortunately, untrue. Unfortunate, because we let the government polarize us into a 50/50 split. If just one state did something unexpected the election would change. Visibly.

And before you tell me that government can’t accomplish something in a timely manner… get me started on how the Washington state legislature made online gambling a felony in 45 days from law proposal to passage.

I stand by the phrase with which they promoted the move “V for Vendetta”

“People should not be afraid of their government. Government should be afraid of their people.”

I am not a Democrat. I am not a Republican.

I am an individual.