Weekend Wound Up: Open Thread 3/1

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I'm taking two teen girls shopping today. Anybody want to trade places with me?

Any surprises in candidate filings? We had one in Mecklenburg and if I don't get to write about it, I'm sure somebody will.

What's going on this weekend in your life?

Tags: 

Comments

I love you...but I'll pass

I was good until you got to the "fevers" part. :D

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



***************************
Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

sinus headache, chinese class homework,

Jim Neal liveblog at firedoglake at 2 pm. Chinese class from 4 to 6 pm. Trying to sneak in some quilting and housecleaning, and visiting some neighbors with Jim Neal for Senate information. Oh, and I am nearly done with all those letters I meant to write to friends at Christmas!

And a new, longer FISA video by Jim

Micah 4:3:
... and they shall beat their swords into plowshares ... nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

I always wanted to be the avenging cowboy hero—that lone voice in the wilderness, fighting corruption and evil wherever I found it, and standing for freedom, truth and justice. - Bill Hicks

Sam you have an open tag in your sig line.

Please fix it! thanks!

Linda

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Effective!

Neal speaks strongly against retroactive immunity for the Telecoms who knowingly broke the law; Hagan has said that she would probably support it, the same way that Dole did.

Of course, Hagan also said that she wouldn't run for this seat until Neal came out as a gay man. Suddenly she had a change of heart. So apparently, when Jim Neal speaks, Kay Hagan changes her mind. So she might change her mind about telecom immunity, too, now that Jim has said that he is against it.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

stomach flu hit at 3 am

surprise!

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

I hate when that happens

Feel better soon.


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Ooooo....feel better soon

We banned Katie's boyfriend last weekend because it was going through their family. We were able to avoid it....this time.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



***************************
Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Gardening and writing

Getting the beds ready for spring planting, plus writing a white paper on services-oriented architecture (it's a technology thing).

Gardening.....that's what I've been doing

It's beautiful out there, but I won't be out today much....if at all. :(

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



***************************
Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Off to the gym

then to my niece's swim meet and later an overnight with her and her friend. What am I going to do with a pair of 11 year olds?!? hehehe!

Off to Ohio!

I'll be headed up to Athens, Ohio until late Monday night, gettin' my canvas on. Two extra seats in my car, WHO WANTS TO COME?!?

Have fun

and be careful! Be prepared for snow.....but most of all have fun.



***************************
Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I've been to Ohio.

It snows there.

I'm not going back.

:)


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Whoo hoo!

Going to pound the pavement for Obama! You go!! Don't wear flip flops in Ohio in the winter. They will laugh at you and think you very silly.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

can..t...typ....fingrs frozn

I've been in Cleveland since Yesterday.
Yesterday it was 25 degrees, today a high of 34, tonight a low of 21.
It took me 2 days to get here and I'm leaving a day earlier than planned to avoid new snow showers on Tuesday. So I'll actually be leaving before the primary :-(
The drive up here was so stress full though that I want to avoid the same adventure at all cost when I drive back home. There was one stretch through Ohio of what I call "white knuckle" driving, where I-77 was invisible under a white blanket and I was just driving in the tire tracks of a big truck in front of me as snow was falling heavily.
At this point I found out that My Prius actually has a warning light on the dashboard that flickers when the tires are slipping. Who knew? :-)
Anyway, the following 2 days promise to be warmer and most snow will have melted by Monday, which is the signal for me to leave before new snow falls.
The friend I'm staying with told me today that "February is the worst month to visit Cleveland". Now he tells Me!

I have a whole day of canvassing under my belt today. Another one tomorrow.
I saw hundreds of volunteers, a lot of them from outer state. Most of them are from states that are used to this kind of weather though. A lot of people from Illinois, Michigan and New York.

Anyhoo, time for me to catch up on sleep. I'll bring a big report when i get back home, with pictures! (I forgot to bring the cable to upload the pics to my laptop, DUH).

Good night and stay warm!
yeah, yeah, I know it was 65 degrees in NC today.

So...

I was having an online debate with someone, for the sake of argument, let's call her Jill, yesterday about Hillary Clinton.

Jill said that she was frustrated with Obama supporters who were suggesting that Clinton ought to get out of the race. I calmly responded that I wasn't one of those supporters and that I think she should stay in, so long as she's not thwarting the Democratic Party's chances in November. I quickly added, though, that there was absolutely no way that the media, the Party or any Hillary Clinton supporter would advocate Barack Obama staying in the race if he'd lost 11 straight contests by an average of 30+ points.

Jill never responded to my point; instead, responding back that Texas and Ohio were going to be much closer than that and that the fact that Obama, with all that momentum couldn't close the door on Hillary, proved that he was a weaker candidate and that his message of unity didn't pass the sniff test.

At this point, I'm thinking, and they say Obama supporters are delusional? But I re-emphasize by point by reminding Jill that people were ushering John Edwards out of the Democratic primary race after he lost just four contests by an average of 28.5 points. There are, clearly, a different set of rules for Hillary Clinton and everyone else.

Jill protested again, repeating the same lines as before and adding "the number of primaries lost in a row is immaterial because Hillary's wins on Super Tuesday gave her enough of a cushion to hold her own during her dry spell."

Um. No.

::shakes head::

----
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

----
There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

I have been disappointed with Hillary's campaign

over the past few weeks. Not because I am not a supporter (although I'm not), but because I think that while she's accused Obama of borrowing dirty tricks from Rove's playbook, she's been playing Republican herself. This isn't new for the Clintons, they've always played to the center - and perhaps that is a good political strategy. But the new "It's 3 AM" ad is so damn close to Reagan's "It's morning in America" ad that I want to throw up - and that's not just the stomach flu talking. They had the nerve to scream "Obama said he admired Reagan!" when what he said was he understood why Reagan was successful. Now, apparently, she has taken that to heart, because she's trying to scare us into voting for her.

Just sayin'.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

important stuff

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

my god.

One young life gone. Another completely destroyed. Whole families and schools altered because for all our "land of the free, home of the brave" rhetoric, we still haven't figured out how to keep certain interest groups from teaching the acceptability of hating others.

They're still teaching that hate and discrimination are perfectly acceptable when they're directed towards the right people ... ________ people ... gay people ... Muslim people, etc.

They teach that verbal humiliation and physical violence are a perfectly acceptable means of expressing one's opinion about those other people ... gay people, etc.

They teach that legislating gay people into second-class citizenship is not just their right, but their religious duty. And I can't decide whether to be mad as hell or sad.

Prayers and sympathy to all involved.

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Bigotry Kills

Stop the hate.

This just breaks my heart.


Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

Of course I'm crazy, I'm a blogger. What's your excuse?

I am sick of the freakin' wind ....

It messes with tennis bigtime and has delayed my campaign yard sign explosion by at least a day and possibly a week.

Today has been tennis practice, laundry, preparation for county precinct meetings, putting H stands on my signs, getting in a run with some stadiums and listening to NPR.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

We'll have to hook up

and play some tennis sometime. I haven't played much in the last few years, but I always have my racket in the car in case I run into someone who doesn't have a dozen excuses not to play.

Maybe it's me, but I remember always having to wait for a court back in the old days. I hardly ever see anyone playing anymore. :(

Tennis was all the rage back when I started playing in

the mid 70's. Not so much anymore (so no, it's not you.)

I would be a tennis animal still but last summer I had a stupid little injury to my right collarbone that limits my playing somewhat. I was just getting back into it .. arrrgghhh!!

I have signed up to play in a 4.5 league with our first match this Sunday. You should look into playing tournaments or leagues - with the NTRP rating system you can play at your level (heh, assuing everyone is accurate about selfrating). If you keep a tennis racket in your car you may have the "sickness" worse than I do.

Perhaps the day of the BlueNC picnic in April we could hit a few.

Cheers.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Lackoff

I just got back from the George Lackoff event. Saw James, met Jane and 300 other people hanging on every cognitive word. I've got 10 pages of notes I hope I can turn into a post tomorrow.

Thank you.

Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Lakoff said some really important things.

Did I say thank you?

;)