Wednesday, October 29, 2008
As you were. ;)
UPDATE: Unfortunately, the website is now telling me that they won't arrive until early December. I'm counting on forgetting about them & then when they come in the mail, it will be like Christmas, people. Except that they should come right before real Christmas, so, um, anyway . . .
Monday, October 27, 2008
I'm afraid the "share a link" feature on Facebook may have taken over some of my attention. Since I can quickly post a link there by clicking like two buttons, I've neglected this space a little.
I promise (to myself; I know you guys don't care that much) to improve. In the meantime, though, here are the links I posted on my Facebook page this month. Maybe putting them here as well will in some small way make up for it? I know - I'm full of shit. ;)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
And Colin Powell, as quoted by Maureen Dowd in yesterday's New York Times:
Any presidential vote is a gamble, and Mr. Obama's résumé is undoubtedly thin. We had hoped, throughout this long campaign, to see more evidence that Mr. Obama might stand up to Democratic orthodoxy and end, as he said in his announcement speech, "our chronic avoidance of tough decisions."
But Mr. Obama's temperament is unlike anything we've seen on the national stage in many years. He is deliberate but not indecisive; eloquent but a master of substance and detail; preternaturally confident but eager to hear opposing points of view. He has inspired millions of voters of diverse ages and races, no small thing in our often divided and cynical country. We think he is the right man for a perilous moment.
[Powell] told Tom Brokaw that he was troubled by what other Republicans, not McCain, had said: “ ‘Well, you know that Mr. Obama is a Muslim.’ Well, the correct answer is, he is not a Muslim. He’s a Christian. He’s always been a Christian. But the really right answer is, what if he is? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer’s no. That’s not America. Is something wrong with some 7-year-old Muslim-American kid believing that he or she could be president?"
Sunday, October 19, 2008
As the McCain camp turns to increasingly more dirty ploys & negative tactics, I'd like to shift my own focus to what the average liberal can do to get Obama elected. As justified as it is, my anger over McCain's appointment of Palin as his running mate & his dismissal of the pro-choice movement doesn't feel like it's going to get that done.
Starting now, I'm going to spend more time learning more about Obama & disseminating that information to both like-minded individuals and swing voters. And less time bitching about the Republican party, which I already know is batshit crazy. ;)
Friday, October 17, 2008
So in the meantime, you're going to get linkety-links. They're web comics that the new bf introduced me to, so it's kind of like getting to know more about him?