Sunday, November 30, 2008

Interesting Fact for the Day

This came via a New York Times article that you can read by clicking this link

Most modern presidents have had a ranch, farm or estate easily isolated from the community around it. Mr. Obama is the first since Richard M. Nixon to be elected while living in a urban neighborhood, and Mr. Nixon soon sold his New York City apartment and retreated during his presidency to exclusive getaways in Florida and California. Mr. Obama, by contrast, is expected to keep his Chicago home.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Worth Taking a Look

Thursday, November 27, 2008

What If...

I know it isn't great to stay focused on the past but I must say after hearing about India I wondered... What if we would have spent the last 6 years focused on the Taliban and Al Queda.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Something from our minds - New items

RNC Chair Hopeful Belonged To Whites-Only Country Club

You know, I didn't even realize there were still White-only Country Clubs left yet sadly I am not surprised that there is
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Evasive Lieberman Discusses Regrets On "Meet The Press"

Lieberman is such a total jerk.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Inspiration for the Day

If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just - Anita Roddick (founder of The Body Shop)

I hope that the Klan and their members go bankrupt

Hey if you don't like someone because of their nationality you have that right. I think you're stupid but you have that right but when you do acts of violence and terror I believe you should pay and the price should be huge. Anyway, I saw this CNN article (which you can read by clicking this link) and I am glad that they have to come out of pocket. - WhatIsOnMyMind

CNN) -- A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because they mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

Jordan Gruver, then 16, was targeted and beaten by Klan members, his lawsuit alleged.

Jordan Gruver, then 16, was targeted and beaten by Klan members, his lawsuit alleged.

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The jury found that the Imperial Klans of America and its founder wrongfully targeted 16-year-old Jordan Gruver, an American citizen of Panamanian and Native-American descent.

The verdict included $1.5 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages against "Imperial Wizard" Ron Edwards.

The law center said before the verdict that a large damage award could break the Klan group, allowing the teen and the law center to seize the group's assets, including its headquarters, a 15-acre compound in Dawson Springs, Kentucky.

"We look forward to collecting every dime that we can for our client and to putting the Imperial Klans of America out of business," said SPLC founder and chief trial attorney Morris Dees, who tried the case.

Friday, November 21, 2008

AFPS News Widget

AFPS = The American Forces Press Service

Obama's Cell Phone Records Looked At By Verizon Workers

Forget putting them on leave with pay. They should be fired or at least not given pay. If you do something criminal you should pay the price.
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Want to see who contributed what to whom?

I've always found The Huffington Post's Fundrace Widget an interesting tool. Sadly, I've never had enough funds to contribute to even register on these things...but someday...

Quote for the Day

When Senator Obama's preacher thundered about racism and injustice Obama suffered smear-by-association. But when my late father -- Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer -- denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford, Reagan and Bush, Sr. - Frank Schaeffer

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Oh. NOW, She Wants to Talk

Wow, I really wish you could interview her. It is funny that some whine about Palin being mistreated by the media, yet she was really handled with kid gloves. I think too many people were afraid of being called sexist that they rarely gave her followup questions.
About Sarah Palin
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

A Neat Weather Widget I found

The WeatherPixie

How is the weather in your part of the world?

Monday, November 17, 2008

Progress in Iraq?

There is a report from CNN that the Iraqi Cabinet has approved a plan for regarding the withdrawal of US Troops. I'm cautious about it since it always seems that the plans fall through. Here is a link to the story. I've also included the first part of the story.

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact that would set the terms for U.S. troops in Iraq.

Members of the Iraqi Cabinet vote on the security agreement Sunday in Baghdad.

1 of 2 The agreement sets June 30, 2009, as the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities and towns, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

The date for all troops to leave Iraq will be December 31, 2011, he said.

These dates are "set and fixed" and are "not subject to the circumstances on the ground," he said.

Twenty-seven of the 40 Cabinet members in attendance voted in favor of the agreement, said Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. One minister abstained.

The Cabinet consists of the prime minister, two deputy prime ministers, and 37 other ministers.

The approved draft will be sent to the Council of Representatives, Iraq's 275-seat parliament, later Sunday, where it will be put to another vote. "There is great optimism that they will pass it," said Industry Minister Fawzi Hariri.

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This is a trend that should be exposed and dealt with

Editor and Publisher has published a report on the increasing number of Anti-Obama incidents. I believe that everyone has a right to like or dislike who they please. What bothers me is the steady stream of hatred and violent reactions that keep being swept under the rug by so many. You can read the story by clicking this link.

I have included a bit below.

Local Papers Report More Anti-Obama Incidents

By Dexter Hill

Published: November 14, 2008 12:20 PM ET

NEW YORK Earlier this week we started covering (see link at bottom) anti-Obama, often racist, incidents taking place around the country, generally overlooked in the national media -- but covered by local papers. This seemed to strike a nerve with many readers so we will continue regular updates.

Local stories show that anti-Obama incidents (including physical and verbal abuse, KKK outfits worn, flags burned on front lawns) are occurring on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

From the Orange County (Ca.) Register, concerning an incident in Fullerton: "Two gang members pleaded not guilty Thursday to hate crime and attempted robbery charges in connection with the beating of a black man who was trying to buy cigarettes at a Fullerton liquor store." The two men shouted racial and anti-Obama epithets in the attack.

In Idaho, the Secret Service is investigating a “public hanging” sign erected by a man upset with the election outcome, the Bonner County Daily Bee (Sandpoint) reported Thursday

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Obama To Meet With McCain At Transition Office

I admit after all of the mess McCain and Palin threw at the wall trying to knock Barack down I would not be in the mood to meet with either of them. I know you have to do what you have to do but McCain and Palin are directly responsible for creating the atmosphere for some of the threats that were directed towards Obama and his family.

It would not be gracious but I would need both McCain and Palin to apologize for their despicable behavior before meeting with either of them.
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Ignorance Exposed

Hopefully this Ricky guy has some true friends who will sit him down and educate himself. This is what Christians should fight against.

“He’s neither-nor,” said Ricky Thompson, a pipe fitter who works at a factory north of Mobile, while standing in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store just north of here. “He’s other. It’s in the Bible. Come as one. Don’t create other breeds

It always pains me when people use Christianity to spout their hate. He feels justified in believing that he has the right to say that another human is not his equal.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Congratulations Ann Dunwoody

This is shaping up to be a great year of firsts! From KansasCity.Com comes this report of the first female 4-star general. Let's keep knocking down the barriers. Here is just a snippet but please go to for the complete report by clicking this link

Ann Dunwoody becomes first female 4-star general
McClatchy Newspapers
The U.S. Army promoted the first female to four-star general in its history Friday in an emotion-laden ceremony that sparked hopes among women that the role for female troops will continue to expand.

Gen. Ann Dunwoody's elevation to the pinnacle of the officer corps was the culmination of a protracted fight by women. The military named its first female one-star in 1970, the first two-star in 1978 and the first three-star in 1996.

Women currently are not allowed to serve in ground combat, limiting their command options and roles in wartime. Instead, women have risen through the military ranks through career paths like nursing, intelligence and logistics.

Dunwoody's standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium drew the military's highest ranked officers. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the Army chief of staff, presided, and three-star generals had to stand in the back because all the seats were taken.

After Dunwoody's husband, Ret. Air Force Col. Craig Brotchie, and Casey pinned four stars on each shoulder of her uniform, women soldiers throughout the crowd cheered, some as they wiped tears of joy.

Dunwoody, 55, said she was humbled and overwhelmed by the distinction


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Layoff List - Focus on the Family

The Denver channel mentioned that Focus on the Family will announce their layoff plans soon. I am actually not surprised. For me most of their recent donation request seem to gear on the negative side. I just don't think people are responding to that tactic anymore. Maybe they think more like myself "Tell me more about what your plans are, what you are going to do instead of trying to scare me about 'the other guy' "

Anyway here is some of what was on the website, you can click link for the complete story:

In October, Focus on the Family announced it would lay off or reassign 46 employees next year due to the restructuring of its distribution arm. Now Focus spokesman Gary Schneeberger has told the Colorado Springs Gazette the company will be announcing specifics on more layoffs in the next few days.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jennifer Aniston Talks To Oprah About Angelina "Uncool" Comments, Brad

Every time I see Brad Pitt I'm interested in what he is doing now. Every time Jennifer comes on the screen or is talked about it seems to somehow go back to Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie. After a while it is tiring to hear this constantly rehashed. Jennifer has never been known for being a strong actress but she has become a person that is stuck in the past and will often do conversations/interviews just to say she isn't.

Really, I think she should just move on
About Oprah
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Palin Attacks Obama Over Ayers Yet Again On CNN

Once again Mrs. Palin proves that she does absolutely no independent research and barely knows what she is talking about.

I would have more respect for her if she didn't shoot her mouth off without doing at least a little bit of thinking.
About Sarah Palin
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

<i>National Enquirer</i>: Cindy McCain Having Affair

I'm not a Cindy McCain pro but to me that picture could be anyone during anytime and I'm just not seeing Cindy when I see that picture.

Yes the National Enquirer get some things right but lets be honest they get a heck of a lot of things wrong.

I guess time will tell but if I have to make a call, I would say it is fake and just a story to sell copies
About Cindy McCain
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Quote for the Day

The Republican Congress never once stood up against the Bush/Rove machine that demanded support for unconstitutional wars, attacks on civil liberties here at home, and an economic policy based on more spending, more debt, and more inflation -- while constantly preaching the flawed doctrine that deficits don't matter as long as taxes aren't raised. - Ron Paul's CNN Commentary

Monday, November 10, 2008

Keeping up to date with Politico

Sunday, November 9, 2008

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Friday, November 7, 2008

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Newsweek is releasing their How They Did It Files

Here's a blurb:

The disclosures are among many revealed in "How He Did It, 2008," the latest installment in NEWSWEEK's Special Election Project, which was first published in 1984. As in the previous editions, "How He Did It, 2008" is an inside, behind-the-scenes account of the presidential election produced by a special team of reporters working for more than a year on an embargoed basis and detached from the weekly magazine and Everything the project team learns is kept confidential until the day after the polls close.

Here is the link:

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

rush limbaugh do you think

rush limbaugh
you talk
but do you think
do you think
before you speak
or are ratings
all that matter
you ramble on
and make no sense
you can not be so clueless
as to believe
the stuff that ramble from your mouth
without a thought

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quote for the Day

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves - Thomas Edison

17 Bank Closures so far in 2008

Sadly yesterday I learned there was another bank failure which brought the total for 2008 to 17. I think I will start keeping track of them again

Here is a list of the 2008 Bank Closures along with their closing date via FDIC

Bank Name Closing Date Updated Date
Freedom Bank, Bradenton, FL October 31, 2008 October 31, 2008
Alpha Bank & Trust, Alpharetta, GA October 24, 2008 October 24, 2008
Meridian Bank, Eldred, IL October 10, 2008 October 10, 2008
Main Street Bank, Northville, MI October 10, 2008 October 10, 2008
Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, NV and Washington Mutual Bank FSB, Park City, UT September 25, 2008 October 20, 2008
Ameribank, Northfork, WV September 19, 2008 October 20, 2008
Silver State Bank, Henderson, NV
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September 5, 2008 October 20, 2008
Integrity Bank, Alpharetta, GA August 29, 2008 October 20, 2008
The Columbian Bank and Trust, Topeka, KS August 22, 2008 October 20, 2008
First Priority Bank, Bradenton, FL August 1, 2008 October 27, 2008
First Heritage Bank, NA, Newport Beach, CA July 25, 2008 October 20, 2008
First National Bank of Nevada, Reno, NV July 25, 2008 October 20, 2008
IndyMac Bank, Pasadena, CA July 11, 2008 October 27, 2008
First Integrity Bank, NA, Staples, MN May 30, 2008 October 20, 2008
ANB Financial, NA, Bentonville, AR May 9, 2008 October 27, 2008
Hume Bank, Hume, MO March 7, 2008 October 27, 2008
Douglass National Bank, Kansas City, MO January 25, 2008 October 20, 2008

CNN's Political Ticker

President Obama: The Significance Of The Moment

I just feel good today. Already I have had people try to burst my bubble. It is sad because you know what if McCain would have won I would have let them be happy.

I'm happy though. I pray for President Obama, VP Biden and their families.

Let's stay fired up!
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Quote for the Day

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour - Mary Kay Ash

Indiana Judge: GOP Poll Watchers Violated Court Order On Foreclosure Lists

If they broke the law they should definitely pay the price
About On The Ground 2008
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Tim Robbins' Polling Place Nightmare: He's Turned Away!

At least he has a voice. Can you imagine how many people this happened to who have no idea where to turn. Let's keep getting out the vote. We have to do it huge for Obama
About Election Day
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Help us get Barack Obama elected, there is still so much to be done

Today is the last day to make your voice heard. Please help us get out the vote for Barack Obama. If you have already voted, please help a friend to vote. It's that Important. We need your effort

Help us get Barack Obama elected, there is still so much to be done

Today is the last day to make your voice heard. Please help us get out the vote for Barack Obama. If you have already voted, please help a friend to vote. It's that Important. We need your effort

Obama Wins Dixville Notch, NH, The First Place To Vote

A sweet start to my morning. But...we have such a long way to go. Get out the vote. If you voted already take someone else to vote. Make a call. Text a friend

Let's get out the vote in a way where even dirty tactics won't stand a change
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, November 3, 2008

A Proverb for the Day

Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thornbush has roses - German Proverb

Florida U. McCain Chairman Votes For Obama

I believe when you see someone go so off the tracks, go so divisive and so hateful you have a responsibility to rebuke them.

McCain should have been told to stop his ways long time ago. I am glad that some people are looking at integrity and character and voting Obama
About Barack Obama
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Quote for the Day

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it - Joe Clark

Quote for the Day

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly - Robert F. Kennedy

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Stench Run: Republicans Ramp Up Negative Attacks As Election Day Nears

Meanwhile the "Moral Majority" remains silent at the constant immorality in their party.
About John McCain
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Pass this on to the voters in your life

"Please take the time to Vote or spend the next 4 years wishing you had! VoteForChange. com and ***EARLY VOTE*** Problems Voting? Call 1-866-OUR-VOTE"

Forget the polls we need to be sure we don't have another Election night like 2000 or 2004, Fight like we are down and we will win this!

Yes We Can!

McCain Attacks Obama's Patriotism

Senator McCain you are one hateful individual. Believe it or not just because you were once a POW you do not have any authority over declaring who is Patriotic and who is not. McCain you have shown yourself in this campaign to be one disgusting, individual. You have run a campaign on lies and distractions. You have attacked every single day.

McCain you might have been a POW but you disgust me. I hope that people will finally shut your type of divisive, incendiary politics down. I hope that other Republicans (even if they vote for you) will get a backbone and tell you to stop.

McCain you are a coward and a sleazy man. You need to be called out - TODAY
About John McCain
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Saw this and it was worth passing on - BE PREPARED

Be prepared for polls. Have this number with you 1-866-OURVOTE. Run into trouble call and help will come. DON'T LEAVE POLLS TIL YOU VOTE!