Sunday, September 28, 2008

News on the HOMEFRONT..

Emily's feeling better, thank goodness! She was sick all weekend... and I felt so sorry for her. I HATE it when she's sick, I hate knowing she's not feeling well and wanting with all my heart for her to just feel better. Anyway, I'm not sure if she'll go to school tomorrow, or whether she'll stay home just to be sure. So I guess we'll have to just play it by ear, although she'll probably STAY HOME. But, Guess what I'M STARTING TO FEEL SICK----- I have a really bad sore throat and a RUNNY nose! UUURRRGGGGHH! The vicious cycle of COLDS... I HATE FALL/WINTER because of them. Oh Well.

Saturday, September 27, 2008


Hello, Last night we watched the DEBATE carefully. I think it was a good debate, but why the HELL did John McCain NOT EVEN LOOK at Barack Obama ONCE!! I found it SO RUDE!!!! Really REMARKABLY RUDE!!! I think Barack tried many times to look at John McCain and he finally gave up. I loved what TOm Shales from The Washington Post said, " McCain too Nasty.... Obama too NICE" I couldn't agree more!! Barack CLEARLY won on Domestic Affairs and McCain SLIGHTLY won on Foreign Policy. However the best line was when Barack, said something like " John acts like this war started in 2007... " And then went on the attack telling him all the things that he did back in 2003 that were wrong. A good line from McCain-- Just to be fair... Was when he said something like, " The next president won't HAVE to WORRY about going TO Iraq"... after getting attacked from Barack Obama about his vote to go to Iraq. It made Barack Obama appear to not be looking in the future. BUT Overall, I think McCain needed more for the INDEPENDENCE who were leaning towards Barack for them to change position.. I do think that Barack appeared very confidant and PRESIDENTIAL and that those independence who may have been LEANing towards McCain could maybe switch to OBAMA.. So I really do believe that Barack won but McCain had a decent SHOWING. Atleast that is what I think POLITICALLY, however PERSONALLY my impression of John McCain is worse after watching that debate. I think he was rude and NOT PRESIDENTIAL at all. His answers to many question were NOT CLEAR or PRICISE and the only time he appeared like he knew really well on a subject was when he talked about PLACES he has been, which is an obvious strength of his, but there is ALOT more to being PRESIDENT then that. (and, JOE BIDEN HAS VISITed THESE PLACES ATLEAST AS OFTEN IF NOT MORE SO then McCain as HEAD of the Foreign Relations Commitee) I think McCain was kinda a BULLY and I really DON'T respect that!! Even if at times I appear to be a bully on this blog... I'm really not a bully in real life. SHHHH.. Don't Tell. :) Okay.. Well I gotta go, Emily was sent home from school yesterday for being sick, and FOR ONCE the school was right.. She's sick! She slept a total of maybe 4 hours last night... She would sleep for 1/2 hr wake up.. Sleep for 45 minutes wake up, etc.. this was all night!! She threw up twice last night, although she's been able to keep the toast, soup and crackers we've given her today down.. So that's a good sign, but anyway I should go check on Emily!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Chris ROCK.. ROCKS!!!

Okay.. Did anyone out there catch Chris Rock on Larry King the other day? OMG--- He's hysterical!! He was talking about politics on the part I saw, and it was so FUNNY and yet really made sense to me too. He's great that way, what he says makes a lot of sense if you actually LISTEN to it. For instance he said something like, well as far as the economy goes.. i say don't vote for the guy w. 15 houses and 150 million dollars, because if he loses a couple what does he care, he still will be okay. Why not vote for the guy w. only a couple of million dollars and ONE HOUSE...I mean he cares about losing his house because he'd be HOMELESS... HYSTERICAL....I have an AUTOGRAPHED Chris ROck TEE SHIRT from when he was at GLASSBORO STATE COLLEGE from MANY MANY YEARS AGO! I don't really care for Comedians who curse alot but for some reason I've always liked Chris even IF he curses a little too much! Watching Larry King again made me think, he DOESN'T need the curses-- he's funny anyway. Check it out if you can find it.. I know CNN had a link for it!! Really FUNNY!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A delayed RANT!!

Hello, SO yesterday when John McCain made that "ANNOUNCEMENT" about suspending HIS campaign and The call to DELAY the PRESIDENTIal DEBATE... I just had to wait a day before I blogged. I HAD to, because I may have gone off the deep end. I COULD not BELIEVE IT!!! And so, I waited..... I waited so as not to hurt the feelings of those people that I may have offended with my opinion of the whole debacle. The transparecy of the act from JOHN MCCAIN! That as if HIM NOT DOING THE DEBATE would have HELPED ANYTHING, I mean don't get me wrong... I think working on a crisis and trying to DO something when a CRISIS happens is a good thing. But how is not doing a debate on a friday night from 7 to 9 going to completely DESTROY all chances to get action done. WE HAVE AIRPLANES!!! They can get you from point A to point B pretty fast.. GENIUS!! So okay.. SEE I need to breathe... Becuase I get so worked up. I just couldn't beleive it!! SO this is me after 24 hours, can you imagine me yesterday!! I was so upset and the only bit of sanity was Barack Obama when he said, I'm paraphrasing here but he said, When you're president you have to be able to do more then one thing at a time. AMEN-- to that!! See, I'm all about having DEMOCRATS and REPUBLICANS work together to get things done... I also feel the need to REMIND people that it was BARACK OBAMA that made the CALL to John McCain asking for them to work together and release a JOINT statement. John McCain has to then go and try and BE the hero and save the day with HIS INGENIUS attempt to show himself as the person who will DO ANYTHING to help reach a settlement.. OKAY But what exactly could he do, (he's not EVEN on the economic commitee) -- And where was he for the last 9 days? Now 2 days before the debate, and after he get a call from Barack-- he decide this, or was it just done to distract people from polls, and the fact that the ECONOMY isn't his strongest area. Okay.. I realize I don't know truly what John was thinking... But OH MY GOD, it comes off to me like such an attempt to distract people and try and get himself out of a debate-- one in which I don't think he is prepared for. It was truly a hail mary pass if you ask me! I'm happy that Congress worked so quickly and that IT APPEARS as if an agreement has been reached..(Although I'm not sure what is right about this bailout) but I think John McCain will NOW have to DEBATE Barack Obama! I think that is a very good thing. TALK CANDIDATES--- the American people need to HEAR FROM YOU BOTH... WE have less then 50 days before Americans have to decide who should be president!!! THIS ISN'T THE TIME TO NOT BE TALKING TO US---SO I'm just happy that the debate is going on as planned. I really do think that Barack will come out of this stronger then ever because I truly hope the American people in whole are not that dumb to not see this John McCain move as just that, a political move to distract people from the real issues of the MCCAIN/PALIN ticket. So aren't you glad that I waited to blog, can you just imagine what yesterdays blog might have been like? :) LOL. Missy

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Little miss smarty pants!!!

Hi, it's me. I havent written in a few days, I had a migraine. It's seems to be better now, just the tiniest bit of a headache remains. I get horrible migraines. Throwing up and all. It's bad!! But I'm feeling better today and I worked today. So yeah, I'm happy to feel normal again. Well Normal for me!! :) Anyway, Emily makes me soooo proud. She really is doing so well academically in school. EVERY test she has taken so far and there have been ALOT already, she has gotten A's on. Most of them 100. She has gotten one that was a 95 and one that was 97. She's amazing. I'm not so book smart and it really BLOWS my mind, how amazing she is. She is just so smart... Okay. I know I'm bragging a little about my kid here but I can't help it. She's just so intelligent. She can tell you all the parts of a butterfly, the colors of each of the flags of the world, she's even written a little song about the flags of the world. She just knows so much and she's only 7!! She can tell you facts about King TuT (THanks to Grandma whose given her a book about him.) Dinosaurs, Picasso, and art!! She is like a sponge--- she just soaks up information. It's really something to see. And it's not like we push her to learn these things. She just wants to know them. I don't know them--- I don't care to know them, but she just LIKES it!! It's amazing and I'm so proud she has that in her. So, I can't help but brag a little about her becuase well she just amazes me everyday. My little Smarty Pants!!!! We got her a cute little sweatshirt that says that SMARTY PANTS... and she is!! AND WE ARE PROUD OF HER!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

McCain's Tax Decreases......

Are like giving M&M's to a starving person. It taste good memomentarity but doesn't sustain them! THINK THINK THINK THINK!!! WE are going to BAIL OUT these CORPORATIONS after our GOVERNMENT has already given them HUGE tax breaks. So I ask you, DID it help doing that? WE can't continue to give them these if they are still allowed to do whatever they want to do with them, like MIllion dollar saleries and bonuses and when all these poor choices they have made,come bite them in the ass, we are left paying for it. THE LITTLE people who's 401K's are taking a major hit, and who have to deal with the fact that our government has no choice but to help. BUT the point is, these corporations should not have been allowed to have their cake and eat it too. I would love to see the CEO's and BIG WIGS lose a house or two to help pay for this bail out? Oh, in a perfect world. But no, lets vote for John McCain, and let this crap continue. PLEASE STOP THIS VICIOUS CYCLE, and Atleast try a new approach. I can't tell you that Obama will change all this, but I for one am willing to have him try. We are already in such a pile of shit, how can we not try something else before we all drown in it.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Okay, I'm so angry over the whole argument that Sarah Palin HAS MORE experience then Barack Obama... Why because she says so? INVESTIGATE!!!!....

Here are just some of His REAL EXPERIENCE....

1985-1988 Director of Developing Communities Project

(he entered Harvard Law School in 1988)

1992 he directed "Project Vote" and registered 150,000 new African American voters.


1993 he joined a law firm that specialized in civil rights litigation

1992-2002 He was a board of director for many CHARITABLE organizations. Including, Public Allies, Woods fund of Chicago, Lugenia Burns Hope Center, among others.

1996 Obama was elected to to the Illinois Senate (13th district) and he was reelected TWICE more.

2003.. Obama became chairman of the Illinois Senate's Health and human Services Committee.

2004.... wrote and delivered the key note speech at the DNC.

2005.. OBama was sworn into office as a US Senator.

Senator Obama serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, which oversees our nation’s health care, schools, employment, and retirement programs. He is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, which plays a vital role in shaping American policy around the world, including our policy in Iraq. And Senator Obama serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which is focused on providing our brave veterans with the care and services they deserve. In 2005 and 2006, he served on the Environment and Public Works Committee, which safeguards our environment and provides funding for our highways.

As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Obama has made official trips to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.


Obama graduated from Harvard Law School where he was the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review.


Different day, same issues...

Brian and I have lost thousands of dollars in our portfolio over the last year!! Have you looked at yours lately? It's sad, Are those TINY tax breaks you'll receive from John McCain going to change that fact? Brian and I don't even have risky stocks. It's just CRAZY!!! WAKE UP!!! GET REAL!!! INVESTIGATE!!!! THE TRUTH!!!! Brian wrote a blog two days ago that I think EVERYONE SHOULD READ. I was impressed with it!! READ IT AND LEARN EVEN MORE REASONS WHY MCCAIN ISN'T THE RIGHT CHOICE!!


Obama said yesterday at a town meeting, "I certainly don't fault Senator McCain for these problems," he said. "But I do fault the economic philosophy he subscribes to. It's the same philosophy we've had for the last eight years -- one that says we should give more and more to those with the most and hope that prosperity trickles down to everyone else."


Monday, September 15, 2008

a little sweetness.... ( for a change)

Hello, It's 7:57 pm. Emily is down stairs playing WII with her daddy. They are playing Wii Fit. It's really great for Emily.. Because the yoga moves are terrific for her balance issues. I like that her and Brian play it together---it's kinda their thing and it's sweet. Soon she will have to stop and get her PJ's on and get to bed. She's doing good in school, at least I think so. Back to school night is Wednesday and I sent in the paper, volunteering to bake something. Which means Buy something and wrap it up to LOOK like I baked it. HA HA! So I'm just taking a few minutes to write a quick blog... before I need to get Emily's teeth brushed, PJ's on, and book read. Bed time is a nice time of the day. It's all hugs, kisses, prayers, and togetherness. Sometimes I rush through the process and I later regret it. I mean really how much longer is she gonna want to do the nighttime routine. She's almost 8... soon it will be "Mom---get out of my room!!" I hope not.. But you never know. IT does go by so quick. But anyway, I'm in a sentimental mood.... perhaps it's because I just watched, "bed of roses". I just love that movie, sweet and sad too. Anyway, I should probably go and spend some time with my girl, since they must be done playing WII fit, because I hear the ROCK BAND! Goodnight!

DOW FALLS 504 points!!!

The DOW fell 504 points today, BUT THERE ISN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ECONOMY!!!!!!!!!! VOTE BARACK OBAMA!!!! VOTE BARACK OBAMA!!!! HAVE you not looked at your PORTFOLIO lately!! PLEASE please

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Hello, I know that I've become a LITTLE obsessed with this whole ELECTION thing. But I can honestly tell you, I really believe it is such an important election. We CAN NOT continue down the path we are on. I want to scream it to everyone in the world who is thinking about voting for McCain/Palin. I WANT TO TELL THEM HOW INSANE IT IS TO ELECT MCCAIN AND PALIN!!! BUT I can't do that, I can't get into people's heads and change them. I can't say, well why is it you want to vote for them, I want to counter them with the truth about all the lies that they are being told about Barack Obama. I want to make sure that they aren't voting against Barack because he's black, even if they don't want to admit it! I want to tell them that unless they are FILTHY rich, Barack's tax increases aren't going to affect them. And I want to tell them if they are just pretty rich, their taxes are not going to be raised that much! And even if they are on their way to reaching $250,000 a year, it's still not worth not voting against Barack Obama! Because it isn't about only them. We live in a world. We need to think more globally. It's not only your children, but their children, and their children's children. If we want this world to be here in another 100 years---- DRILLING is not the answer! We have got to change, RIGHT NOW! We can't wait another 4 to 8 yrs! WE JUST CAN'T!! I want to ASK THEM, "Isn't their a part of you that is really frightened about the idea of a HOCKEY MOM/GUNSLINGING/2 yr GOVERNOR of ALASKA being your possible PRESIDENT! And if not, really understand from them why not? I want to get in their head and find our why, it doesn't make more sense that Joe Biden should be Vice President? A six term senior US senator, who is the CHAIRMAN of the Foreign Relations Committee! Doesn't it just make more sense? Really? I also want to tell them if they just CAN't vote for Barack, I beg them to just NOT vote this year! Because really do they think it's a good choice!! It's really frightening, this surge of support for McCain/Palin, Can't they see how shallow it has all been? This VP selection of McCains, Done simply to create waves and it's certainly done that! But remember the Tsunami? Sometimes waves are disasterious! Where is the substance from this ticket? Where is the answers? About how they plan on changing things around. I want to say, Have you not listened to Barack Obama, have you not heard the sincerity in his words. Everything that he has done, I REALLY believe he has done for a pure reason. He ANSWERS the questions thrown at him, even if they are from Bill O'Reilly. He isn't fraid to speak the truth, even if there is someone trying to speak over him. He is RESPECTFUL, he's tried to be in this election and unfortunately he is being forced to sling a little mud himself becuase McCain's attacks are becoming too much for even him not to answer back! So, yes, I can fully admit that I've become OBSESSED with this election! BUT I can't help it, especially now when it's getting closer and closer to NOVEMBER. I'm afraid of that Tsunami, that is McCain/Palin. Whatever respect I had for John McCain has all but left me. Because it's so obvious the desperate straw he was grasping when he choose Palin. Well atleast to me, it is. I really want to understand how other's don't see it the same way as me. How they can not see the transperacy of it! So even though there isn't a way for me to shake people awake, and have them listen to reason! I can atleast write these words on this this little blog that I'm not even sure any one reads, but here they are, my thoughts. Read them, think about them, curse me if you choose, but please just THINK about them before entering that booth on election day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

What was McCain Thinking? Sarah-2nd In command?


#2.... she went to KUWAIT, GERMANY, Mexico and CANada! HAS NEVER MET A WORLD LEADER!!

#3....SHE WAS GOVERNOR FOR less than 2 YEARS of a state with fewer people then any of the major "CITIES" in our country!!!SHE TOOK OFFICE on 12/4/2006!

#4... SHE WAS MAYOR OF an INCREDIBLY SMALL TOWN of around 5,500 people when she was mayor of it!

#5.... SHE requested $27,000,000 (YES---- MILLIONS) in EARMARKS while MAYOR of that incredibly small town! And McCain CRITIZED IT in 2001 and 2002!!!!!!!!!!!

#6......SO WHAT!!! She DOESN'T USE THE GOVERNOR CHEF, but she did EXPENSE per diem a total of $16,951 for 312 days she spent at home! and for travel expenses of $43,490for family and $93,000 for herself. (which may/ or may not be legal but don't act like you ARE THIS WONDERFUL person who tries to SAVE your state all these expenses!!!)

#7..... When she said during her acceptance speech, "THANKS, BUT NO THANKS" about the bridge to nowhere, she forgot to say it was only after 2 years of PUSHING FOR IT and being critized for doing so (by even McCain). LIAR, LIAR PANTS on FIRE!!!

#8..... She backs Abstinance only PROGRAMS... WELL, It's hard to PREACH Abstinance to HORMONAL TEENAGERS, Isn't it? THAT's ALL I'm GONNA SAY ON THAT TOPIC!!!!

#9......GOV PALINS involvement with the LETTING GO of that PUBLIC Safety COMMISIONER when he REFUSED to fire PALIN'S FORMER BROTHER IN LAW who was involved in a CHILD CUSTODY battle with palins sister!!! shame shame shame. Even her ETHICS adviser told her to APOLOGY for "OVERREACHING OR PERCEIVED OVERREACHING" to get that Brother in law fired!!

#10... SHE OPPOSES abortion EVEN in cases of RAPE, SHE ONLY accepts ABORTION in cases where the MOTHERS LIfe is in danger. (and while that is her right, REALLY, Should we go back to HANGERS or back alleys!!)

#11.... in not even 2 years as GOVERNOR of Alaska, Alaska requested nearly $750,000,000 (YES MILLIONS) in EARMARKS, BY FAR THE the LARGEST per CAPITA Request in the NATION!!!!!!


#13... McCain said, "I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn't a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn't a governor for a short period of time." while he was trying to win the nomination. IT Was okay to say it about Guiliani and Mitt but not SARAH!

#14....Did you catch her interview with Charlie Gibson, IS SHE REALLY READY TO BE HAVING TALKS WITH WORLD LEADERS? She can't even handle herself w. Charlie? I heard alot of DOUBLE TALKING and AVOIDANCE but not ANY real answers to ANY QUESTIONS!!

#15.... Palin said about being Mayor of Wasilla, "It's not rocket science"..."It's
six million and 53 people." ENOUGH SAID!!!

#16.....Palin said less than a year ago, "I'm not an Al Gore, doom and gloom environmentalist blaming the changes in our climate on human activity." YEAH, DAMN THOSE SCIENTIST!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Been a few days.....

Okay so it's been a few days since I blogged. I've been working the last couple of days. We moved from a home based office to an "ACTUAL" office. I actually like it, although it was fun being at Danielle's house and being able to eat lunch with her. The office is a bit lonelier. But I'm sure, I'll get use to that and I do like having more space. SO it's kind of exciting too. Anyway, what else has been going on? I finally figured out how to add music to my blog. WHich is cool, because I can listen to my playlist while I'm working.. Totally cool. Emily's aide thing never really got resolved. After a looonnng annoying day of phone tag with the school. We were told basically OH Well, it didn't work out the way we HAD ALL agreed it would, with Emily having the same wonderful aide she had as last year so you'll just have to deal with it. I mean they were nice about it, but in the end what was best for Emily wasn't done and it's left us all feeling upset over the whole thing. Danielle says we should take it further and write a letter to the superintended of schools and such. We probably should, but I'm not sure we will. Emily seems to be fine but I still like the idea of her having an aide that already knows her as opposed to an aide that needs to get to know her from scratch. Looking at it from purely a concerned Mom stage, they better know what they are doing and take good care of my kid and keep her safe, or there will be hell to pay!! Let's see....... this weekend we have plans to take my aunt out to dinner for her birthday. Which was on Aug 24th---- We are a little late. Don't cha think? But better late then never, so Aunt Barbara... Happy Birthday! If you read this and we are looking forward to seeing you guys on Saturday. We are probably going to go to the Texas Roadhouse.... YUMMY! Emily is doing well in school so far. Nothing really challenging for her! NO surprise there. But she seems to be doing good. Brian talked to her Teacher Mrs. M and she seemed nice. SO lets keep our fingers crossed that she has a good year. PLEASEEEEEE! Politically speaking, I'm really afraid about this whole McCain/Palin thing.... I feel like they are duping a giant majority of people. How is this possible, that this lady MAY be our president, if god forbid something happens to McCain. It's really scary. PEOPLE----- WAKE UP!!! PLEASE!!! It's all fun and games until this Governor of "ALASKA" and of less then two years becomes our president!! NO offense to the people of Alaska, I'm just not sure how she can really relate to the plight of the cities, living in ALASKA! Also, The people that are wanting them to win are really not looking at the global picture. A new poll suggest that our allies in the world would rather see Barack Obama win and feel like he would help improve relations in the world. WE live on one planet people... it's not all about us!! We are the ones to decide, we are the ones who have to vote them in, and it's one of the most IMPORTANT things we can do. We should make the decision based on the FACTS, Not just wouldn't it be cool to have a hockey MOM be our Vice President. THINK! THINK! McCain is old, FACT! He already had cancer, FACT! The chances of him living through one term aren't so hot! Now, I hope I'm wrong, I hope he lives to be 93--- like his mom! But what if I'm right, do we really want a hockey mom running our country! It's not about whether a woman can be's about whether this one should be?

Monday, September 8, 2008


Hey, uuuuuggggghhhhh.... MONDAYS....Don't ya just love MONDAYS? I just got Emily on the bus. We did have a nice weekend. Pat (MIL) visited us from Friday to this morning. She was suppose to stay until tomorrow but decided to leave today to spend some extra time with her Mother. (Great will be 95 in Dec) WOW!! Emily was very disappointed that she was not staying until Tuesday, and even though I understand why she left today, I felt really bad for Emily. She doesn't handle change toooo well. And she doesn't get to see her Grandma very often, since she lives in New Mexico. SO I understood but their was a tiny part of me that was a little pissed too. I couldn't help it! Anyway, Emily doesn't seem to be as pumped about school this year. I think she hates the LOOONNNGG days, plus she told me that their were 180 days of school. That does SOUND like a lot especially to a kid!! But anyway, I hope she finds that she likes it and has fun. I've made up this thing for her "THE 3 L's" I tell her for school. Listen, Learn and LOOK( people in the face when u talk to them) She has that problem she'll turn around, or look at her feet, or just plain walk away and because her voice is soo low, it's hard to hear her. SO we are really trying to work on that!! Brian said he's going to try and call the school today and ask about her aide. We REALLY want an explanation. All summer when we talked about school with Emily--- we would talk about having Mrs. G again so it's just disappointing that she doesn't. But whatever I'm gonna try and let it go, at least until I find out why. DEPRESSING NEWS....... Well the newest polls are SHOWING McCain winning. I can't believe their scheme is working! The McCain people didn't even know who Sarah Palin was but for a few months ago! AND she seems to have a LOT of skeletons in her closet, but since the election is only a few months away, they may get away with it! Which is just plain depressing! I thought it was said, that people don't vote based on a VP. I guess you can throw that out. UUUGGGGGGHHHHH! I did just re-read my blog and I sure seem negative but I'm really not a very negative person and actually I still really believe that Barack Obama will win, I just worry that people who are not ready for an African American president will find some way to vote for McCain. I know that their are people who really beleive in McCain and I say vote for him then, it's your right. I'm just really bothered that I think for a lot of people (bigots) they just will vote for McCain so that Barack doesn't win. It's really sad, and I wish I didn't feel this way, but I do. I DID NOT grow up in a household like that. WE never USED the N word, never even thought of using it. None of the relatives we were close to, used that word. Or said disparaging words about African Americans. I just had a grandma and Mother who DID not tolerate that. But growing up, I heard subtle and not so subtle racist remarks when I would visit friends houses or ex-boyfriends family reunions. IT made me feel uncomfortable but it didn't stop me from dating them or hanging with them. I didn't know any better and I was trying to fit in. I wish I knew then what I know now. But it also was an eye opener too. I think that for people like that it's almost impossible for them to vote for Barack and it sickens me. Vote for a person based on their qualifications and ideas, not because of their race! It goes both ways, I'm sure. It's just sad that it does. I'm not voting for Barack because he's black although I'm proud of the barrier it will break. I'm voting for him because for me, he's the right choice and because I truly think he'll bring about the bold changes we need! I wonder how many more people would vote for him if they could do so without the color of his skin being a factor. It's sad!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Emily B. 2nd Grader

Well Friday was Emily's first day of 2nd Grade. She seemed to like it! But for some reason she does NOT have the same one-on-one aide as last year, which is a little annoying to us. WHY? WHY? WHY? Would they do that? Mrs. G not only was great but she knew her and our concerns for her. It made us feel so much better knowing she was there for her. Now all of us have to get to know another aide and it's just frustrating. We are going to call the school on Monday hopefully to figure out WHY? The whole thing just was a distraction from what should have been an exciting time. BUT Emily seems fine, so that is what is most important but it's still annoying especially since they told us Mrs. G would be her aide again at our meeting. WHY would they tell us this... if it's just a lie.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

A kinder gentler Political BLOG!

Okay, again we heard more lies last night during the convention but I was NOT angry like I was the night before. Becuase I thought that Cindy and John McCain were respectful and likeable! They highlighted what they felt was JOHN MCCAIN's STRENGTHS without belittling Barack! I can handle that. I understand that Democrats and Republicans have differences. I sure felt alot better about their speeches then Sarah Palin and Guiliani's from the night before. Sarah and Rudy were mean spirited and Belittling to Barack Obama and his supporters. And so.... While I DID NOT agree with John McCain on much, I did appreciate his approach. So now it's wait and see. Wait and See and hope and pray that those swing voters and once Hillary supporters will go for Barack still. Okay.. I'm done talking politics, I'm literally sick of hearing it! SO anyway, my baby girl is going to start 2nd grade tomorrow. I hope it goes great, I hope she is happy while there and that she likes her teacher. It's tough letting go, not being there to make sure she's okay, knowing you have to put your faith in others to protect her for those hours. It's hard, it's really hard for me to do! She's my girl!! The love of my world!

Them's fighting WORDS...

SO okay, I SHOULD NOT have watched any of the REPUBLICAN convention. I wanted to, because I was trying to be a well rounded voter. But I have got to tell you, it just made me really understand WHY it is I am voting for Barack Obama. IT ALSO MADE ME ANGRY!!!!! It appears that as far as being NASTY the republicans are KINGS. SO that is what I felt came out mostly of the speeches I listened to. Lets try and knock Barack OBama down, even if what was saying was totally LIES. You ask the "community" he helped if he did NOTHING. I bet they will tell you how change is possible and actually more probable when you get down on their level and HELP them. (you know, what wasn't done after Katrina by our current administration) SO that just angered me, and as far as substance--- pretty much all I heard was "WE WILL NOT RAISE TAXES" But I have to tell you that the truth is not raising taxes DOES NOT help the economy. Even giving tax credits does not help the economy. That is how they win, the put that carrot in front of peoples faces and think "well gee, everyone LIKES money so we'll win" but I have got to tell you. IT HASN'T worked for 8 years and it's not going to work for 4 more. WE HAVE GOT TO CHANGE the way we think. OBama has said he will only raise taxes on people making $250.000 and more. I'm sorry those people can afford to pay a slight bit more if it will help our economy get out of this republican mess. People (and I mean the republicans) are not looking at the BIG PICTURE. It's funny, because they say the same about us. But putting an extra even $5000.00 dollars in our pockets, tell me how is that going to change things. How will that change the programs that are corrupt, or just plain not working in our government. How will putting a relatively small amount of money in our pockets help lower our Country's DEBT that is a direct result of this republican administration? WE HAD A SURPLUS PEOPLE under the DEMOCRATS!!!!!!! DO you like borrowing from CHINA to pay off our DEBT? Yeah, that's solving problems. OKay, I get it--- Barack OBama should not have said that people "CLING" to their religion. He made a mistake, but who among us has always said the right thing EVERY MOMENT of your life. I understand he's in the public, it's not the same as you and I, but HE DIDN'T mean it and I believe him. SO STOP SAYING IT!!! You know what I saw of that convention, just plain attacks, attacks, attacks. If you are always saying something bad then you don't have to defend yourself. You don't have to play defense when you are on the offensive ALL THE TIME. IGNORANT----- Just plain IGNORANT. Barack Obama was so clear in his defense of Sarah Palin. In no uncertain terms it is not okay to go after family, and especially not kids. He is a stand up guy, and that matters. That is who I want for a president. Now, I feel for John McCain and Sarah Palin they have both been handed hardships in their lives but that DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY WILL MAKE a GOOD PRESIDENT AND VP because of them. Personally, if I hear about his 5 years in a POW camp one more time I think I'll go crazy. It was a very honorable/brave thing but it doesn't have anything to do with whether he will make sound judgments when it comes to presidency or take this country in the right directions after it's been driving fast and going in the wrong direction for 8 years. I have a great ad for Barack, just keep flashing Bush's approval rating over and over and over. We need a BOLD change and it isn't going to come from electing McCain (a person who voted with BUSH at least 90% of the time!!!!) It will be more of the same. I am so sure of it! And just so you don't think it's me ( a democrat). Here are some lies from Fact

Joe Lieberman and his former Senate colleague Fred Thompson both made misleading claims about Obama in their prime time GOP convention speeches on Tuesday. We've heard two of them before – many times.

* Lieberman said Obama hadn't "reached across party lines" to accomplish "anything significant," though Obama has teamed with GOP Sens. Tom Coburn and Richard Lugar to pass laws enhancing government transparency and curtailing the proliferation of nuclear and conventional weapons.

* Thompson repeated misleading claims about Obama's tax program, saying it would bring "one of the largest tax increases in American history." But as increases go, Obama's package is hardly a history-maker. It would raise taxes for families with incomes above $250,000. Most people would see a cut.

* Lieberman also accused Obama of "voting to cut off funding for our American troops on the battlefield." But Obama's only vote against a war-funding bill came after Bush vetoed a version of the bill Obama had supported – and McCain urged the veto.

These are the LIES that were said on day 2, I can't wait until they have the LIES from last night on their website!!!!!

OH yes, I remember the other thing said last night... FEAR!!... What if the big bad "ISLAMIC" terrorist get us!! Well.... they did get us on GEORGE BUSH's WATCH. ON HIS WATCH!!! And then after wards he LIED to us, and went after the wrong guy and the "real" guys are still out there!!! SO keep bringing up 9/11!!!! It doesn't make your team look good!! READ THE 9/11 COMMISSION! READ it and you will find out how Bush was warned about it, warned like Clinton and Gore were never warned about an attack happening!! HE DID NOTHING!!! NOTHING! Went on vacation. I understand that George Bush isn't running for President again (THANK GOD) BUT I do think that McCain is somewhat an extension of his presidency.

Okay, now that I got that out of my system. I am going to go enjoy the last day of Summer Vacation with my daughter!! PEACE

Monday, September 1, 2008

Feeling Melancholy

You know, I can't believe Emily is almost in 2nd Grade. WOW... where has the time gone? Really, she'll be 8 on her next birthday... WOW 8! Anyway, I'm feeling a little sad that summer is ending and the extra time with my sweet girl is about to end. I TRULY miss her when she's at school. SO I'm feeling a little sad tonight--- just a tad. Also, Emily's been having some trouble falling asleep---it's taking her a while and I'm not sure quite why? Hopefully it's just getting her back into a better routine. Because I know how important sleep is for her especially when she's in school so I hope it gets better for her. ~~~~~Okay... I guess I better go and get some sleep myself. Good Night.