99 days and counting…

99 days and counting…

I saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh out loud until I thought about it.

At least Nixon had the decency to resign

Anyone else feel like they’re watching the last five minutes of Dr. Strangelove?

The trees were just turning in Harper’s Ferry, but the election was already underway. It was November 6, 1860 (148 years before my actual birthday coming up this year). I heard Breckenridge won. I wonder what life would have been like without Abraham Lincoln.

Would we be better off? Would there still be slavery?

At least now I know how close we are to Harper’s Ferry. I was surprised. And I noticed one other thing: While I saw a few McCain stickers on the backs of cars, the only signs I saw in town belonged to Obama.

I got my new registration card in the mail last week. The deadline for VA and DC has passed, but if you haven’t registered yet for Maryland, better get moving. You have till the 14th.

A funny note: Two rangers were talking outside of the shuttle bus as we were waiting to board. They were commiserating over some of the people who come out here this time of year. One guy bitched loud and long about how he’d planned this trip for months to be that particular weekend, and how dare the trees NOT be in full autumn color mode. The guy ranger said he’d get right on that (indicating painting the leaves, Alice in Wonderland-style).

Snort.

Some people are just stupid.

Off to the shower, services and maybe a bunch of box moving this afternoon. If you have free time and you want to help out, give me a call on my cell. I could use put-stuff-in-boxes help and hauling help both.

Enjoy your day!

Comments:

LC:
RE: Fall Foliage
We’re in the mountains of Northern Georgia and the leaves are just starting to change here too. Saw some stunning foliage on the way down as we went up in elevation; we drove from late summer to early fall and back again.

Re the guy who was upset because fall wasn’t in full flood; I actually like early fall better. Sure, the hills aren’t totally aflame, but a lot of the dark reds and vivid oranges are only there briefly when the leaves start changing.

SC:
Bearing in mind that I want him to win, these are still funny:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3154/2702462166_77a0dda189.jpg?v=0

Then again, this one’s funnier – possibly because it’s fresher:

http://bumperstickers.cafepress.com/item/that-one-sticker-bumper/315158816

But my real favorite is this:

https://www.cafepress.com/mf/25570758/bumper_bumper-sticker?productId=218556906

I know this has made the rounds, but the comments are almost as funny as the piece itself…

I know this has made the rounds, but the comments are almost as funny as the piece itself…

Les Misbarack

:

I gotta wonder how many takes it took them to produce the finished version…

And in other news:

Connecticut court overturns gay marriage ban

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE4996BE20081011

and finally, in the “Duh” department, now this:

Panel: Palin abused power in trooper case

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/10/palin.investigation/index.html

I’m sure our favorite hockey mom won’t do that when she’s President. Nope. Not her!

That’s all I’ve got tonight, besides a cough. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive….

Comments:

MH:
…but, you know, the investigation was simply a political ploy… just sayin’

I know this has made the rounds, but the comments are almost as funny as the piece itself…

I know this has made the rounds, but the comments are almost as funny as the piece itself…

Les Misbarack:

I gotta wonder how many takes it took them to produce the finished version…

And in other news:

Reuters: Connecticut court overturns gay marriage ban

and finally, in the “Duh” department, now this:

CNN: Panel: Palin abused power in trooper case

I’m sure our favorite hockey mom won’t do that when she’s President. Nope. Not her!

That’s all I’ve got tonight, besides a cough. Maybe tomorrow will be more productive….

I totally didn’t need that….

I totally didn’t need that….

I just looked up the McCain VP candidate. Birthday? February 11, 1964

That makes me roughly three months and a week older than the potential VP of this country.

That’s not supposed to happen for … well, shoot. I *am* old, but *she* isn’t even a Baby Boomer.

What was he thinking???

And what scares me more: If he uses this sort of judgment for picking a VP, what will he do to our country?

Comments:

KP:
I hadn’t thought about the age relative to me, yet (yikes!), but all the other points — definitely! What was he thinking?

LM:
Well, now that W has the country bent over…

RR:
She’s exactly five years younger than my younger oldest brother (I’m the oldest. So, that makes her eight and half years younger than me. Then I stop and think about my mom….all these people are younger than her.

As for what was he thinking? What are any of them thinking when they select running mates? I had a conspiracy “nut” for a father so my thinking is colored and I feel that they’ll do whatever they’re told by the big money.

LD-H:
Hey Obama is Younger than I am. I’m feeling ancient these days. ūüėÄ

DF:
He’s thinking he needs a young woman to offset the young black man that he’s running against. It’s also a small “F-U!!” to Hilary who didn’t get the nomination not to mention put all the bigots out there in a huge quandry whether to vote for a black man or a woman. Personally, I thought it was brilliant move. Makes the election interesting again.

LC:
To be honest, as her primary positive qualities seem to be a willingness to buck her party and a real zeal for ethics in government and reducing pork barrel spending, I suspect he gave thought to picking a great candidate for the job. She’s got more experience in the executive branch than Obama does.

I actually saw it as an olive branch to Hilary supporters, of which I am one. YMMV of course.

SA:
Sarah Palin is an attempt to get the Evangelicals revved up to go vote. McCain needs them at the polls if he is going to have any chance of winning. If he can scoop up some Hillary supporters and put the Democrats off balance then it’s a twofer.

LS:
I think it was a “get out the babes” selection. Or maybe he just wants the soccer moms.

I heard on NPR that a bunch of Indiana delegates were wearing “Hoosiers for the Hot Chick” buttons.

It does make this election inevitably historic, you must admit, although even the idea of a female VP couldn’t make me vote for McCain. >>shudder<<

First drilling in Alaska, and now this…

First drilling in Alaska, and now this…

ThinkProgress.com: The Bush Administration’s Plan To Make The Endangered Species Act Extinct

Rat bastard. Why isn’t it January already?!?

It’s very nice that he’s setting himself up for a comfy retirement, ensuring oil development and a complete removal of roadblocks, but in the meantime?

Oh, the humanity…

See, now, this is why I have friends!

See, now, this is why I have friends!

Whether they’re on my flist or not! 9-)

I listened for a little, when I wasn’t cursing the computer out. I got the newsletter labels printed (eventually) and turned everything off, including the TV.

For Christmas this year, my SiL gave me a quote a day calendar: The George W. Bush Out of Office Countdown.

Three gems I’ve tacked to my board at work:

“I’ve been to war. I’ve raised twins. If I had a choice, I’d rather go to war.”
— Charleston, WV, January 27, 2002

“See, one of the interesting things in the Oval Office–I love to bring people into the Oval Office–right around the corner from here–and say, this is where I office, but I want you to know the office is always bigger than the person.”
— Washington DC, January, 2004

“We thought long and hard about what to propose. We proposed a bold initiative, an initiative that takes equities out of the system so people are treated fairly.”
— Lee’s Summit, Missouri, January 2007

And this is the man who’s running our country.

Today’s gem:

357 Days Left:

“The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature of Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself.”
— Grand Rapids, MI, January 29, 2003

My favorite feature of the calendar: GW in the bottom section, walking and waving. He’s at the far left of the page right now. In February, he’ll move a little closer to the right. And a little closer in March…..

BTW: I’m still firmly on the fence about who to vote for in a week or so for the primary. I still really like what Edwards has to say, but if I cast a vote for him and Hillary becomes our candidate because of it, I’ll never forgive myself. It’s all about strategy. Edwards and Obama have the best chance of winning over both sides. If not Edwards, then Obama. Hillary will pull every deceased Republican out of the woodwork to vote this coming November, and we just can’t have that.

Super Tuesday can’t come fast enough. Time to winnow the field.

Ok, I’ve had enough again…

Ok, I’ve had enough again…

Call your congressional representatives and tell them not to back this asinine plan of our fearless leader.

It’s more than time to start the impeachment process. We’ve passed 3,000 American lives lost, who knows how many Iraqis, and NOW he’s going after Iran! When’s it going to stop?

I’m not forwarding a plea from MoveOn.org, ImpeachBush.org, ActForChange or any of the other organizations screaming for my attention right now. I’m asking as a citizen of this country.

He’s sending kids over there. They’re the ones who are coming home in body bags. They’re 19. And we’re going to send 20,000 more of them to this place.

The Washington Post has stories every single day of the soldiers being asked to go to Iraq, the effect their exits have on the families they leave behind, and what happens when they return home, in pieces mentally or physically.

According to the ticker on my home web site, we’re well past $357 BILLION invested in this travesty. Election Day 2008 isn’t for another 665 days.

It’s time to stop him. Now.

Please?

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