Tuesday, September 02, 2008

This Is Obama's Election to Lose

Obama the savior was supposed to win the presidential 'final' hands down. Surely a cakewalk against the despised GOoPers. He still may. But he chose an uninspiring VP pick (yes he's "experienced" but we were looking for change weren't we?) and he's no longer wowing the crowds like he used to.

Along comes McCain. His choice for VP gives us an everyday woman, someone almost everybody can relate to, and steals some of the excitement from Obama. Now, even the electing the Republican party will surely bring some definite change. It's no longer the Democrat's version of manifest destiny through diversity.

His selection has certainly piqued my interest. I'm much less likely to be voting for a Libertarian this time around. She's a true outsider. An unpolished, pistol packing mama, with convictions and who has actually led citizens in an elected government office. I'm sorry, Senators and Congressmen don't "lead". They 'legislate'. Usually to the detriment of our freedoms.

And as far as her 'lack of experience goes'. Look back to Bill Clinton 8 years ago. I voted for him then. I have no problem voting for her now as McCain's backup.

And for that matter, her disfunctional family life? Who's family isn't disfunctional? If you don't have an unwed mother or pregnant teen somewhere close in your family 'shrub', YOUR the oddball. Geez, the bible is full of disfunctional families. Can you imagine the same level of scrutiny (minus the defensive layers of lawyers) leveled at Mr. Clinton's characer eight years ago?

I want a black man as president some day. I want a woman president. I want a black woman president (Baldilocks anyone?) someday. It is time. It will happen someday. It'll happen soon. I just don't want it to be Obama.

Harvey's Mad Rain Dance

Apparently Harvey's rain dance during Fay did wonders. We had a deluge here last week... so bad soccer practices were cancelled for the week, I found a puddle of rainwater in the back passenger seat of the wife's "new" car... Lake Lanier jumped TWO feet and my house is now the high ground for all manner of insects and arachnids.

And now we're bound to get more rain from Hannah and maybe her friends...

So, when you need some rain, call Harvey. He'll get you all wet.

Thanks Harv!

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In Honor of Labor Day

I voluntarily worked...

Was a nice holiday weekend. The kids were out of school Friday so I took them on a 4-5 hour hike. I drug them up and down all three peaks of Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Took the kids bowling using some of the free game tickets they got from being good students at school.

Got food poisoning from a local restaurant.

Soccer has started so I went to coach practice last night for the two players who showed up on a holiday. Was nice to get some one on one time.

Still haven't mowed the lawn or done the dishes though...