Amendments…

November 7, 2008 at 11:07 am (life, Politics)

I’m referring of course to #2 here in Florida and #8 in California. 

I can’t believe all those that voted for it couldn’t see past just the whole “gay marriage” aspect of it.  It’s about so much more than that (at least in Florida, I haven’t read up on the CA #8).

Who cares of two men or two women want to get married or have a domestic partnership?  Is it physically hurting anyone? No.  Is someone going to go blind by looking at  gay or lesbian couple? No.  It has no affect on you, why do you care so adamantly about it?

What saddens me is that “gay marriage” is not the only issue at stake, it also affects the hetero couples who needed this for domestic partnerships are equally hurt in this as well.  So what is a man and woman choose to just live together and never marry?  It’s THEIR decision.  Look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, there’s a domestic partnership if I’ve ever seen one.  Same for Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins (who unbelievably was removed from his precinct voter log for no apparent reason and had to fight to cast his vote this week).

People in Florida and California and any other state that his this need to take a step back and really look at everything that these amendments encompass because it’s hurting a lot of people, not just one certain group.

Seriously, it’s 2008.  Will we ever be free of discrimination in every form?  I guess not.  But there is hope, as proven on 11/4/2008 when Barack Obama was voted overwhelmingly to be our next President of the United States.

At least we got one thing right as a nation.  We still have a lot of work to do though. And it starts at home.

~peace

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Timing is everything!

October 30, 2008 at 7:59 am (life, Politics)

Edited to add his speech from today in my hometown.  It would have been so awesome to be there, because really, either way it would have been a once a life time opportunity to see him speak; just to be there to hear him.

http://www.barackobama.com/2008/10/30/remarks_of_senator_barack_obam_151.php

Man, right now…RIGHT NOW….I could be at a rally for Barack Obama that’s happening within five miles of my office.  And OBAMA is going to be there!!  Didn’t find out until last night on the news and I’m so bummed!  I would love to hear him speak!  I’d love to just be in the crowd and feel the overwhelming support and positive change vibes going around.

Wah.  Pity me! ;-D

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OhEmGee!

October 23, 2008 at 2:33 pm (Politics)

Don’t you wish you were me???

There’s a McCain rally in my town, tonight at 6pm…..and good ‘ole McCain (I’m trying so so hard to be nice) will be here.  Doors opened at 3 and it’s literally 3/4 of a mile from my office.

Too bad though I’ll be at home by then….laughing hysterically at my skills on Guitar Hero!

Peace.

ps. OBAMA BIDEN 08!!

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Another reason to not believe everything you read or hear from the GOP…

October 22, 2008 at 5:31 pm (Politics)

Seriously,  with under two weeks to go, more and more stories are coming out about vote caging by the GOP…and sadly these stories are not showing up in mainstream media.

I just read this one, and as a Florida resident Iam ashamed on behalf of the people this article is referring to, it sickens and saddens me deeply.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/23638322/block_the_vote

 

Please, vote for what’s right….vote for what you believe, but please don’t vote because you were told something was right…when you know it’s not….

Peace.

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Dear Cindy McCain…

October 10, 2008 at 7:12 am (Politics)

Are you kidding me?  Seriously?  You think Obama’s campaign is the dirtest in american history?

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

25 days and counting….never has an election meant so much.

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Random thoughts and a serious WTF question…

October 9, 2008 at 8:04 am (life, Politics)

First…look at me! Two posts in two days!  I might be on a trend here! ;-D

Ok, the serious WTF question: AIG (big massive insurance company) goes begging and pleading to the government and get 85 billion, Billion with a B folks dollars to help them in the huge, ginormous economic perfect storm.  Then as has been reported, the same company went and spent almost 1/2 a million at a freaking retreat for AIG agents/sales force people.  That’s the first WTF?

Then, this morning it’s announced that AIG has asked for MORE money from the government.  MORE billions.

The second WTF…if all the committees are pissed off that they got the first bailout check and then blew 1/2 a mill at a freaking SPA resort and are planning ANOTHER retreat at another SPA resort, why do they deserve the second bailout amount?

In my humble opinion, they need to give back the first bailout amount and fire everyone that went on that first 1/2 a million dollar retreat and put the fear of God into the second group that’s scheduled for the second one.

Random thought time….or maybe better an open letter to a certain radio host:

If you host a radio show (not naming names, but I live in the Tampa market and used to listen to a rather prominent station here) and you’re all about ratings and entertaining people why do you alienate yourself and drive listeners away with your political spiel that’s better left for your afternoon talk show?

You’re no longer number 1 in the area for the adult demographic because you’ve continually driving republican rhetoric down your listeners throats.  Your show is not fun to listen to anymore.  You fired someone for taking a day off to go to the other candidate’s rally (the one you don’t support and have all those nauseating parody songs about).

I hope this teaches you a lesson.  The people that listen to you don’t want to hear about your shuttered view of the political world.  They want to be entertained.  Trust me on this.

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As Election day draws ever closer….

October 8, 2008 at 2:34 pm (life, Politics, Uncategorized)

A really good article about the two candidates….and again…please vote on Election day, because if you don’t (and even if you vote for the other candidate) you have no right to complain about what’s going on if you decide to not participate.

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2008/10/13/081013taco_talk_editors

This article really brings it home as to why I support Barack Obama…not just because I’m a registered Democrat.  I freely admit I voted for Bush in 2000 and probably 2004 (although I think I voted for Kerry but I can’t remember).

We can NOT let life continue as it has for the last eight years.  What happened to the America we used to be?  I truly believe that the only way to get back to what we once were is to elect Barack Obama and let him truly lead us as a united nation once more.

So again please go and vote on Election day.  Please.  Don’t make me beg to the internet…but I will if I have to!

And again, if you don’t vote, then you can seriously STFU because you had the chance to express your opinion and desire and instead you did nothing.

Peace.

Obama-Biden on Election Day!

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Decision 2008

September 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm (Politics)

Obama-Biden ’08 people.

Let your voices be heard in November.

Enough is enough!

Word.

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Just let it go….

June 4, 2008 at 9:54 am (Politics)

Barack Obama now has 2158.5 delegates, well above the 2118 he needed to become the presumtive democratic nominee.  The .5 is because the democratic commitee is seating delegates from Michigan (Obama wasn’t even on the ballot because he knew it wasn’t going to count because Michigan moved up their primary) and Florida as well (Florida did the same thing with their primary). 

Side note: that really pisses me off because I didn’t vote in the Florida primary because they kept saying it was never going to be counted.   And while yes, Hillary did win Florida I’m wondering if there were more dems out there that didn’t vote because we knew it wasn’t going to count.  Would that have made a difference?  Ah well.  Hind sight and all that.

Anyway…she has not conceded as of yet.  She has 1920 delegates.  When does it become obvious that it’s over?  Stop dragging it out.  Accept the fact gracefully and let’s move on.

Something I found humorous….

http://achorn.blogspot.com/2008/06/barack-obama-wins-democratic-nomination.html

If Hillary was choosen as VP, you know Bill would be all up in it.  He’d be like the assistant VP.  Do we want that?

 

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Go vote!

April 23, 2008 at 8:55 am (life, Politics)

Ok so it’s not the deciding factor for the Democratic nominee (enough all ready!) but it’s fun!

http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=1016119

http://mine.icanhascheezburger.com/view.aspx?ciid=92807  (this is my own Eros!)

This is a fun site!  Have fun!

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