Thank ghod for small favors!

Thank ghod for small favors!

I just turned my laptop on (didn’t bring it with us because the battery thing made it kinda dumb to do so), and found the autosaved draft of the Friday post. Posted it as a backdated entry. Poof, and there it is again.

Imagine my relief. I’ll NEVER edit another entry using a previous entry as a starting point. Copy and exit, no saving. That’s for me.

There’s a lot of stuff from today, but I want to run out the door to the O’Malley/Brown rally, since I got a personal invite to see former Pres. Bill Clinton in person tonight. Starts at 9. It’s 8:03.

L8r!

PSAs R Us

PSAs R Us

Our church is holding a free showing of An Inconvenient Truth:

Spotlight on Global Warming

A free showing of the acclaimed video by Al Gore: An Inconvenient Truth. A discussion session follows. Printed material also available.
When: Sunday October 8 at 1:30 p.m.

***A special thank you to Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light for providing us with this great opportunity. Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light (GWIPL) is a non-profit initiative that helps congregations, religious institutions and others in the Washington, D.C. area work for a more just, sustainable and healthier creation by reducing the threat of global warming. Visit gwilp.org for information and resources.

The Washington, DC Green Festival is coming October 14 and 15 to the Washington Convention Center. This seems like a very good time to investigate solar panels, green building materials and so on. I’m thinking maybe we’ll go Saturday. Anyone else interested? http://www.greenfestivals.org/content/view/10/33/ [Dead link]

O’Malley/Brown fixed their web site so the video doesn’t automatically launch. It still doesn’t say explicitly that they’re running for Gov/Lt.Gov, but you really have to be living under a rock if you’re in the Metro DC area and you don’t know they’re running against Ehrlich (our soon to be Ex-Governor, if we have anything to say about it.

Ok, so yesterday…

Ok, so yesterday…

Monday was the local Labor Day Festival. We were marching with O’Malley and Brown (http://www.martinomalley.com/), in a large field of folks from many different backgrounds. Pleasing, I think. I got pix, but they’re still on the camera. Ran into the photog for the Post who shot my kid’s photos at her school and he said they had a fight over which of her photos to run when. [grin]. I didn’t see more shots in today’s paper, so I rather doubt lightning struck twice, but still…

There was lots of yelling, very nice (if hot in the sun) weather, and a decent amount of support for the candidate, so that was good.

Walking with Martin O’Malley…

Walking with Martin O’Malley…

Yesterday I signed up to volunteer for Martin O’Malley’s campaign to dump Ehrlich as Governor. I still would have been happier with Doug Duncan, but I’ll take what I can get.

So this afternoon I got email with a list of local appearances, and it appears one of them will be the Labor Day Parade. We need to meet by 9:00am, for the walk, but that should be easy to do, considering what time my kids are waking up now. 8am would be better for the purposes of ensuring parking. The parade starts at 10am.

We’ll be somewhere in the middle of the line-up, according to the web site.

I think I’m up for that – a little positive candidate support and some waving and shaking hands could be just the ticket… I just need to know if it will be just me or me, DH and the girls too. DH isn’t affiliated, but he might still be willing to walk. Dunno. Gotta ask.

And I got my sample ballot this afternoon in the mail. Got some clues already from the ACLU and from the Post, but I need to do a little more research before the 12th.

The political machine is cranking up…

Late night posting…

Late night posting…

Watch for me in the Washington Post under Maryland politics. I went to the Doug Duncan Town Hall meeting tonight and asked some pointed questions. Got some decent rhetoric which, if true, makes him look like a decent choice for Maryland governor. Noticed a reporter in the background, and chatted him up after the meeting, at which point he made sure he had my name spelled correctly. Interesting.

We’ll see if anything comes from it. I’m leaning a little closer to voting for him vs O’Malley (especially if the latter really likes slots). He seems to be strong on education, but I’ve got experience with politicians who talk real well, but who can’t follow through, and that’s the last thing we need when it comes time to unseat Erlich.

There’s other stuff, but not at 12:45am. I’m going to bed.

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