"I think Obama would be a disaster, and there's a lot of reasons," said Pollard, explaining the rumors he had heard about the candidate from friends he goes camping with. "I understand he's from Africa, and that the first thing he's going to do if he gets into office is bring his family over here, illegally. He's got that racist [pastor] who practically raised him, and then there's the Muslim thing. He's just not presidential material, if you ask me."
Yes, this is a quote from the story.
As much as I hate to admit it, it is going to boil down to race. And I thought we were so far passed that. I hoped we were so far passed that.
The house is 80 degrees! Yikes. Lots of fans going. If yesterday was a do-nothing-day ... today was do everthing-day. I got floors vacuumed and washed, windows cleaned, bathrooms cleaned, bedrooms cleaned! My brother comes for a visit tomorrow ... mom is very excited, they have not seen each other in over 5 years. I missed Clarrisa's street market! I didn't make it to the Mushroom Society meeting over at Lacey. ;( Gotta go to bed by 8pm ... boy this new schedule puts a kink in my life. Headed over to Rick's for dinner finger food and wine ... in the heat. (Pica to follow ... he loves Rick). D at the All Stars, coaching. M at Lake Chelan whooping it up on the water.
I receive lots of emails warning me against the "evil" Obama and I always wondered where does this crap originate from? So I was thrilled to see this story in the Seattle Times: Scholar traces online Obama smears.
I find this disturbing and insulting: Jeff & Mike Show #14 - 1/13/08 -- We chat with Beckwith...a man who's got the REAL skinny on Mr. "Secret Muslim Man" Obama ---we look at the political news and what's going on in the world as well. Rant Radio at is best.
Okay, first who is this Beckwith guy? What a bunch of crap on his website. I really wish someone on the Obama camp would sue them for defamation.
Sometimes I feel like an alien in my own country ... because I can't understand the words and the hate that are coming out of their mouths.
I admit it, I sat at this computer from 7am until around 3pm ... when I moved 5ft to the TV to watch an HBO documentary -- Hard Times At Douglass High ... 30 minute later was taking a little nap. Then eating some dinner was in order and back on the computer. Mostly reading and cleaning out my many email accts. I am starting not to like my mac acct so much. It is too difficult to find and save addresses. Trying to clean up my hotmail addresses. This started when I need to make a *group* email for a Round Robin I am helping to organize. And mac mail had not opportunity for *group* mail. And I pay good money for that account. I don't use it as I should. So back to organizing addresses, which are spread all over the place. If I need an address and can't find it, I go to my other email accounts. Sound confusing and ridiculous, well, I agree. I just use my yahoo account for newsletters I want to receive. My gmail seems easier to use now because I have a little quick link on my customized toolbar ... and I have my reader, calendar and all sorts of cool things on google pages. I need about a month just to clean up this mess I have created for myself.
My lost day. Saturdays are really becoming a total do-nothing day for me the last month. I need to make a plan and stick with it.
I think mom and I might go to the Pacific Northwest Mushroom Festival in Lacey this weekend. I always wanted to hunt mushrooms in the mountains, wilderness! I hear of people going out in the woods and finding these gems and am so jealous!
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I had to clean off my mac book from work today to go back into the pool for someone else. A few of us are suppose to be getting pc laptops. In the big cleanup and burning files ... this was one of the links I flushed out of my favorites folder. Space Collective, very interesting.
Today was the perfect day. Almost cold in the morning ... 50-ish. The sun came out to warm us (but not too much), the smell of mowed grass, a cool breeze. I hate to even mention it to you all suffering in the heat. I never complain too much when it is cold and rainy, especially when I hear of triple digits from other parts of the country.
My neighbors mock orange is blooming and the bees love it.
I has been a very eventful week concerning dear friends. My friend, pal, girl-gone-wild-with-me, from college, Janice and I connected via Facebook this week. I am thinking it has been 25 years. And then another friend from Angelo State saw her photo on my flickr stream! And wrote me a very sweet email. Tonight my litte neighbor, Katie, surprised me by leaving freshly picked strawberries at my door. I am showing her sweet note that came with!
It was frozen chicken satay from Costco or a taco ... but I was so ill for a day. Another day just getting better. In other words, I lost two days. And today I need to catch up for work for my sick Friday. Argh! It seems I have no time to blog, read blogs, think about something to blog about ... maybe I will turn this into "photo a week" blog ;) Oh, I am sure my new hours and responsibilities with new job title will all settle down soon, but right now I feel like I am moving at record speed. And my head is spinning. My heart is heavy with no time or inclination for my own art.
Taking naps when I get home from work can mean disaster for those who needs to be asleep by 9p.m. But I did ... now discovered Charlie Chan is on TMC ... woo hoo. I had a long list of things to do this afternoon ... oh, well. I did manage to take a couple of photos before I feel into a coma on the sofa.
This "weed", Bulbous Buttercup, has been appearing in my yard for years and I pull it up and it comes back and we have played this little game for a long time. Today I noticed that the topside of the petals had a metallic sheen! Yes, shining yellow petals to attract something wonderful. After about 40 minutes of searching I finally found the name on a great site enature, with a field guide for identification of all things wild.
Clarissa gave me an assignment a while back that I am just now getting around to ... "I want to know 7 weird or random things about you but instead of writing them down I want you to express them through pictures." So here we go:
1. I can't have enough green plates ...
2. I have never met a cardboard box I could get rid of.
3. I have many, many white pots to plant grass in (and keep buying more).
4. I collect small bottles and vases.
5. I love dead bugs and people mail or bring them to me from all over.
6. I can't throw out a tube of toothpaste until it is utterly, completely emptied.
7. I love collecting odd, glass salt & pepper sets.
I am not complaining! I think of my poor friends in Texas, sweating it out. Here it has been raining for the last two days and in the mid 50's during the day. Could be low 40's at night. Wow and it is June!
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is broke, can't make his child support payments or pay his mortgage, his $10 million estate in suburban Atlanta is under foreclosure.
I read this and thought it was a typo -- "In 2003, a Fayette County jury increased the payment to $3,000 after hearing evidence that Holyfield’s gross monthly income was $604,000, while Irvin was bringing in less than $2,600 a month."
Yes, he was grossing $604,000 A MONTH and is somehow managed to find his way into bankruptcy court. That is completely obscene! Period!
One "Red Charm" has bloomed. I am sort of out of the blogging spirit. Getting back into a 6am shift, trying to make myself go to bed at 8:30pm. I must have something very bad in my past life. I hope to get back into some grove soon. More CSS. Woo Hoo.