Posts Tagged ‘politics

11
May
17

Saving self…

09
Sep
14

Reap What You Sow….Sow Kindness

Doing right by others and self in our day to day life…We have never been closer to one another, yet we are often numb, empty, hiding from those nearby. Forget, if you can, politics, agendas, causes and just reach out and be a caring, listening, gentle person in the moment. And, yes we do reap what we sow. But, often we have a chance to change our sowing habits and reap a bountiful harvest that feeds the soul. Never too late, if the positive vision is even but a glimmer. Preaching to the choir here, I know. But we each have our demons, our mistakes, our failures and regrets. I can only try to make right in a more loving, honest way.

Harvest Moon-Super Moon-nature-life-man-SwittersB-photography

04
Mar
14

Let the ‘process’ work, for once!

21
Aug
13

Marblehead, Mass. Bans Dock Fishing

dock sail boatsThose damn outsiders, many of them Cambodians, are tying up the local docks fishing in Marblehead, Mass. So the city council placed a ban on all fishing off the docks/pier. Judging by the boats/houses in the background and those in the foreground, the decision making is not hard to figure out. Populations density, over harvesting, safe access, littering, parking all factor into this I am sure.

“Harbormaster Webb Russell explains that the docks were being crowded by people from outside of Marblehead. In fact, according to the CBS Boston report, many of the people in the above photos are from the Cambodian community.

“It was a little bit out of control,” Russell said. “The volume of people fishing down the gangway here, side-by-side.”

But, again, some Marblehead residents are unhappy with the decision.

“Several of my friends who grew up in this town since the age of 4 say they feel disgusted by the situation,” said Marblehead resident Michael Bourne.

“The result is, there are no Cambodians who are going to be fishing here as long as this ban is in place,” he added. “Whatever your heritage you should be allowed to gather in this town.”

13
Jun
12

Nature….A Sacred Place

I feel sorry for those cut off from Nature. I feel sorry for those that use it as a vehicle to infringe upon my Liberty while professing to cherish it. A balance seems needed by those that trample upon Nature and those that trample upon Liberty. Lest you think the well intentioned fanatics on either end are a bit confused…I believe not. The intent is controlling some aspect of your life. I have had enough of the planners and glassy eyed believers. I have had enough of the abusers. Both sides need to wake up.

Came upon this in a park in Fairview, Oregon during the family’s Easter celebration nearby. To me, ‘Sacred’ means respect and reverence and a lot less noise.

31
Aug
08

Sept. 8 Obama Implosion?: Palin Kicks Ass!: Palin & Obama (alis volat propris)

Sept. 8, 2008: I have to wonder how many principled people on the Left (there has to be some left) recognize the hypocrisy re diversity, tolerance and equality as it pertains to Sarah Palin. She is not perfect, but she is real. Right there to see and apparently to destroy at all costs. Pajama Media has an extensive list of dozens upon dozens of false stories that have emerged within the past month and especially the past week. Why are they so afraid of Sarah? The numbers are out this morning and it presently does not look good for the anointed one. But, that can change so easily. Bedrock to all this, away from the destruction machinary of the Left, are the key philosophical points that Palin brings to focus. I won’t recount them. You know them and apparently the Left’s assassins to as well or they would not be so afraid of her. It is suddenly as if Barry is running against Sarah and she is still Kicking his Sorry Ass.

The No’s have it so far: NOBAMA, NOPE, NOPRAH, NOBIDEN (doesn’t Joe look tired?)  

“No matter who you are, Oprah is NOT like you,” he said. “The fact that she can convince you that she is should make you even more afraid of her than I am.”
The anti-Oprah contingent feels that Oprah’s preaching from the tele-pulpit is what draws in viewers, show after show.
The last segment of the program, Schlaucher pointed out, tells her audience “how to get soul. It’s like a church following. You don’t really have to do anything, but it makes you feel better.” (That is the deal isn’t it? It is all about feelings now!)

http://jscms.jrn.columbia.edu/cns/2006-02-28/brewster-oprah

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sept. 4, 2008: I watched Sarah (well, we say Hillary..we can say Sarah) give her speech. I thought she did a wonderful job. Of course, the detractors said she used a written speech and teleprompter (not sure what that is about, they all do, to include Barry). An aside, have you ever noticed how befuddled and tongue tied Barry is without his script and teleprompter? I ask because this morning Sarah’s aid said her teleprompter was broken for some portion of the speech. Sarah did not seem tongue tied. The media has begrudgingly said that she did well, but that that was the easy part. I wonder. Given what was on the line last night that may have been one of the hardest things she will have to do. We shall see. She will have to run the gauntlet and that is as it should be as long as the focus is on her policy beliefs and nothing else. No more sleaze. I do believe, so far, I finally have something to feel good about. I couldn’t help but feel proud of her.        

Sarah Palin‘s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday night garnered 37.2 million viewers, just shy of Barack Obama‘s record-breaking audience last week. More people watched the Alaska governor than her Democratic vice presidential opponent, Joe Biden, whose speech at last week’s Democratic Convention was watched by 24 million viewers. Obama’s acceptance speech last Thursday pulled in 38.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched convention speech in history. Dubbing herself “an average hockey mom,” Palin joked in her speech, “You know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick!” She also blasted Obama’s background as a Chicago community organizer: “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities.”         Watch Sarah Palin’s convention speech.

http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/4-1-0&fd=R&url=http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/bulletin/bulletin_080904.htm&cid=1242212452&ei=1_i_SNqLJJP6lQTlhrSJAg&usg=AFQjCNFOgKg6ouaxn-RsjhBeD1Q-iTN74g

9/3/2008: Did I say RELENTLESS? How about DISGRACEFUL or SHAMEFUL or OBVIOUS PROPAGANDA? Is there any more obvious manifestation than this frenzied, concerted effort of the bias, vindictive nature of of the Left and their propaganda arm…the media (MSM)? One little gal causes all this fuss. A strong woman. The hypocrisy of the left is so transparent. I hope it continues because little by little the undecided’s will come to see the group think mentality of the Left. The savage conformist driven power. It is too bad for them she is much stronger than their onslaught. It will be interesting tonight to see if she holds her own. I wish she could tell them what a deplorable, gaggle of scared geese they are. All the bashing, innuendo, lies and falsities aside…Sarah is still equal to or superior to Obama on many fronts. And, she is not running for POTUS. Doesn’t this relentless onslaught concern any of you?     

  http://townhall.com/Columnists/MichelleMalkin/2008/09/03/the_four_stages_of_conservative_female_abuse

Palin Derangement Syndrome

The Four Stages of Conservative Female Abuse

It will be interesting to watch the RELENTLESScharacter assault upon Palin: influenced Pebble Mine vote, attempted to influence State Trooper’s career, her husband had a DUII 22 years ago, she wants to drill ANWR, she’s only from Alaska and oh my she hunts and fishes, oh and best..her Downs child really isn’t hers but of her teenage daughter and her 5 months pregnant teen (sounds like my extended family…and yours too?). That does all seem pretty impressive compared to Resko, Wright, Ayers, the corrupt Chicago machine, and who in the hell knows how much more….yes, Sarah is so unfit. Hmmm? Actually, on paper she seems amazingly more qualified than Mr. Appearance Over Substance: 

Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama    (Both attractive, well spoken. One’s real) 

 

Sarah Palin

Barack Obama

Office being sought Vice President President of the United States and Leader of the Free World
Full name Sarah Louise Heath Palin Barack Hussein Obama II
Nickname Sarah Barracuda Barry Obama; “The One”
Public opinion Smoking hot in a “naughty librarian” sort of way May be The Messiah
Age 44 48
Children 5: two sons, three daughters 2: two daughters
Religion/Church attendance Evangelical Christian; attends Juneau Christian Center when in Juneau and grew up attending Wasilla Assembly of God Attended Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years, a “black liberation theology” church formerly led by Rev. Jeremiah Wright and governed according to the Black Value System
Current Job Governor of Alaska Junior Senator from Illinois
Previous Public Jobs Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors; City Council member (1992-1996) State Senator (1997-2004); Community Organizer
Executive Experience Governor for 2 years; Mayor for 10 years None
Foreign Relations experience Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia) Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session; once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans
Military Affairs experience Commander in Chief of Alaska National Guard; Son is enlisted Infantryman in U.S. Army None
Private Sector Experience Sports reporter; Salmon fisherman Associate at civil rights law firm
Speaking ability Beautifully executed initial stump speech in Dayton, OH hockey arena without a teleprompter An enter…wait–did you say without a teleprompter??
Spouse’s name Todd Mitchell Palin Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama
Spouse’s occupation Salmon fisherman; Former North Slope production supervisor for BP Oil Vice President for Community and External Affairs at University of Chicago Hospitals; former Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago;former Executive Director for the Chicago office of Public Allies;former Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago;former associate at Sidley Austin law firm
Reaction to spouse’s political success Quit 17-year BP oil job when BP became involved in natural gas pipeline negotiations with wife’s administration Promoted and given 160% pay raise by UofC hospitals within months of husband’s election to U.S. Senate; Employer received $1,000,000.00 federal earmark, requested by husband, after her promotion
Coolest thing about Spouse Tesoro Iron Dog Snowmobile race champion (longest snowmobile race in the world); In 2008, while defending his championship, was injured when he was thrown 70 feet from his machine. He was sent to the hospital but still finished in fourth place Sister of Oregon State University head basketball coach Craig Robinson
Most Courageous Moment in Public Service Resigned in protest from position of Ethics Commissioner of Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders, including the former state Attorney General and the State GOP Chairman (who was also an Oil & Gas Commissioner), who was doing work for the party on public time and supplying a lobbyist with a sensitive e-mail. Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators in Hyde Park in 2002
In Current Office Because… Upset sitting Governor in GOP primary due to public support for her efforts to clean up corrupt government establishment Republican opponent, who was leading in the polls, was forced to leave race after unsealing of divorce records exposed a sex scandal
Theme: Change and Clean Government Hope and Change; “Bringing Change from Outside Washington”
What they’ve done to live that theme: Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest; Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate
Family Affairs May have removed State Public Safety Commissioner as part of effort to protect sister in messy divorce and child custody battle Often says, “I am my brother’s keeper”; Brother lives in a hut in Nairobi on $12 per year
Union affiliation Union member, married to Union member Endorsed by a union
Iraq and Troop Support Formerly (pre-surge) critical of apparent lack of long-term strategy for Iraq; Visited wounded U.S. soldiers in Germany;visited AK National Guard soldiers deployed to Kuwait;Son deploying to Iraq on 9/11/08 as Army infantryman Gave an anti-Iraq war speech to a crowd of anti-Iraq war demonstrators; almost visited wounded troops in Germany, but decided to go shopping in Berlin instead
Bipartisan/”maverick” credentials Married to a non-Republican; Exposed corruption within own party;Campaigned for Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell against corrupt GOP congressman Don Young;Called out Sen Ted Stevens (R-AK) to “come clean” about financial dealings that are under fed investigation Talks about bipartisanship
Legislative Record Passed a landmark ethics reform bill; Used veto to cut budgetary spending;Prevented “bridge to nowhere” that would have cost taxpayers $400 million dollars. Voted “present” over 100 times as IL state senator
How they dealt with corrupt individuals in home city/state Exposed legal violations and conflicts of interest of Alaska Republican leaders; Campaigned against corrupt GOP Representative;Ran against and defeated corrupt incumbent governor in GOP primary Launched political career in home of unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers (and still refers to him as a part of “mainstream Democratic Chicago”; Purchased home with help of convicted felon Tony Rezko
Guns Lifetime member of NRA and avid hunter; video can be found on YouTube of Palin firing an M4 at a military firing range Worked to pass legislation in Illinois that would prevent all law-abiding citizens from owning firearms
Earmarks Opposed “Bridge to Nowhere” project; Said Alaska should avoid relying on federal money for projects;Campaigned against porker Don Young (R-AK) in 2008 primary Secured federal earmarks for wife’s employer and for campaign bundlers
Abortion Pro life; gave birth to 5th child knowing that he would have Down’s syndrome Pro-choice; only IL state sen. to speak against the Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act, which required medical care to be given to live infants who survived abortions
Energy Believes energy independence is a matter of national security; For drilling in ANWR, which is in her state Says Americans should “get tune-ups” and “check tire pressure”; Says “we can’t expect the world to be okay with” our use of heating and air conditioning
Environment Chair of Alaska Conservation Commission (2003-4); Announced plans to create sub-cabinet group of advisors to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in AK Talks about the environment a lot
Athletic prowess Runs marathons Has reporters tailing him to the gym

http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/2008/08/30/sarah-palin-vs-barack-obama/

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