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Super Monday!
Author: Raine    Date: 02/04/2008 13:37:01

Good Morning!

I have no voice. No, it isn't a political thing, I really have no voice today!

Tomorrow is the OTHER big day of the week, SuperMegaHuge Tuesday. And truthfully, it seems as though no on really knows what is going to happen.
CNN is reporting that Obama and Hillary are in a dead heat nationally, and that McCain is in a real lead. However, Reuters is reporting that Mitt is widening his lead in California, and down here in the deep Red South, no one really knows who is in first or second for the GOP. Depending on the Poll, it is either Mitt or McCain.

It is a real toss up, if you ask me. No matter what, it is key that tomorrow everyone who CAN vote do so. This is the most important election of our time. If you need a reminder, let's let John Tell us:

Yeah, that was LIEberman next to him, grinning like a kid with a crush. :grumble:
Does anyone remember that Joe promised to support democratic candidates? I do. HE is a liar, and I cannot wait for the day when the senate removes him from all committees, but I digress...
McCain is promising to Find Clones of Justices Alito and Roberts if elected. The very thought sends shivers down my spine.

McCAin was down her in Atlanta this weekend wooing the conservative base... Even in the face of the Evangelicals not supporting him. Among evengelicals in Georgia, Mitt is in the LEad, with Huckabee neck in neck

In the mean time... Did you hear the breaking news? Mitt Won the GOP Caucus in Maine.

The only thing I can take away from the GOP race is that for the first time in my life, Right wing talk radio and I agree, McCain is not someone who should be resident. WE may have differing reasons why... but we can agree on that. Expect today to be the day that Rush and Hannity and Neil and all of the heads go into overdrive to spread thier hatred of him.

Should be interesting, and refreshing that this time, they are attacking one of THIER own creations instead of our fine candidates.

So VOTE on TUESDAY! No matter What! VOTE! WE need to keep sending that very stron g message to the GOP that we have, and that is that the DEMOCRATS are voting in record numbers... in some places 2 -1 over the GOP. That scares them most of all. As long as we KEEP getting people to the polls nothing can stop us from having a DEM in the White House, come November.

Well, it's Monday, and I don't know if anyone told you... but THE NY GIANTS WON THE SUPERBOWL!!!

It was a wonderful thrilling Nail biter of a game that was decided at the very end. I have pretty much no voice today from all the screaming I did last night.

I will see you inside.
:peace: and :heart:
Raine

151 comments (Latest Comment: 02/05/2008 04:45:33 by shelaghc)
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Comment by Mondobubba on 02/04/2008 13:40:43
Sith Spawn down in flames

The younger Manning well met

Joy in New York now.

Comment by TriSec on 02/04/2008 13:48:14
: pats Mondo on head :



There, there...





Comment by velveeta jones on 02/04/2008 13:50:01
Wow, I'm submitting this to digg.





Comment by velveeta jones on 02/04/2008 13:50:58
Good game last night. Awesome. Yay Giants .......(whatever)....



NOW..........on to........................BASEBALL

Comment by BobR on 02/04/2008 13:54:58
Morning, folks.... :coffee:



my hearing is slowly returning...

Comment by shelaghc on 02/04/2008 14:02:25
Looks like I'll be working a temp job as of tomorrow. No more Steph or blog in the morning until I can figure out if I can get away with it.



Comment by TriSec on 02/04/2008 14:13:26
In case anyone missed it yesterday...I had an unnerving experience with the Catholic Church.



Comment by TriSec on 2/3/2008 12:48:55 PM

Afternoon, everyone.



How prescient of a blog...I went to church today.



The twelfth point of the Scout Law is "A Scout is Reverent". It's also anniversary week for us (Scouting in America founded on Feb 8, 1910...), so we have this little thing called "Scout Sunday", allegedly a non-denominational service.



Well, it was hosted by the Franciscans at Sacred Heart Church, which curiously does not sponsor a unit. I was amazed by how deep Catholic indoctrination is; we haven't been to a mass in probably more than 5 years now, but I still remember every word, every ritual, every call and response. Who's into brainwashing now?



But what really, really, really outright scared me today...



The Brother called up all the scouts for a blessing, and he asked that everyone raise their right hand. Most of the parishiners lifted a hand, bent at the elbow with fingers outsretched in a benign manner...



But at least a third of the congregation, including the Lecter, went ramrod-straight and gave us an honest-to-goodness 45º stiff-arm Nazi salute.



I hope the pictures taken convey my utter horror and uneasiness at this.





The sermon was rather interesting too, but I'm saving that comment for another day.




Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:15:45
Quote by velveeta jones: Wow, I'm submitting this to digg.





:rofl:

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:16:23
Quote by Mondobubba: Sith Spawn down in flames

The younger Manning well met

Joy in New York now.


:clap: Fabulous!!!!

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:17:18
Quote by shelaghc: Looks like I'll be working a temp job as of tomorrow. No more Steph or blog in the morning until I can figure out if I can get away with it.

and all at the same time!

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:18:34
:puke: Wow, that's Boortz? y'all sure that wasn't the weiner?

Comment by shelaghc on 02/04/2008 14:20:34
Quote by TriSec: In case anyone missed it yesterday...I had an unnerving experience with the Catholic Church.



Comment by TriSec on 2/3/2008 12:48:55 PM

Afternoon, everyone.



How prescient of a blog...I went to church today.



The twelfth point of the Scout Law is "A Scout is Reverent". It's also anniversary week for us (Scouting in America founded on Feb 8, 1910...), so we have this little thing called "Scout Sunday", allegedly a non-denominational service.



Well, it was hosted by the Franciscans at Sacred Heart Church, which curiously does not sponsor a unit. I was amazed by how deep Catholic indoctrination is; we haven't been to a mass in probably more than 5 years now, but I still remember every word, every ritual, every call and response. Who's into brainwashing now?



But what really, really, really outright scared me today...



The Brother called up all the scouts for a blessing, and he asked that everyone raise their right hand. Most of the parishiners lifted a hand, bent at the elbow with fingers outsretched in a benign manner...



But at least a third of the congregation, including the Lecter, went ramrod-straight and gave us an honest-to-goodness 45º stiff-arm Nazi salute.



I hope the pictures taken convey my utter horror and uneasiness at this.





The sermon was rather interesting too, but I'm saving that comment for another day.






That would have scared the shit out of me. Good thing I already am switching over to Unitarian Universalist. I'd recommend them to anyone with a progressive mindset.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/04/2008 14:24:06
Quote by velveeta jones: Good game last night. Awesome. Yay Giants .......(whatever)....



NOW..........on to........................BASEBALL


Mornin' everybody,

I must beg your pardon VJ, but we've still got March Madness to get through, growing up in Indiana as I did, Basketball is the winter religion for Hoosiers, so I gotta love me some college basketball....

- whoo hoo Go Hoosiers

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:25:27
HERE is my Foil heads up for the week, keep your news eyes on international internet TRaffic. Last week interent connectivity was cut in Egypt and qatr... and there are rumours that ALL of IRan has no internet. I find it very unnerving. Especially after the comment about Obama and McCainand the election going to Obama unless we have a national Security crisis.



From the AFP:
Damage to undersea Internet cables in the Mediterranean that hit business across the Middle East and South Asia was not caused by ships, Egypt’s communications ministry said on Sunday, ruling out earlier reports.





The transport ministry added that footage recorded by onshore video cameras of the location of the cables showed no maritime traffic in the area when the cables were damaged.



‘The ministry’s maritime transport committee reviewed footage covering the period of 12 hours before and 12 hours after the cables were cut and no ships sailed the area,’ a statement said.



‘The area is also marked on maps as a no-go zone and it is therefore ruled out that the damage to the cables was caused by ships,’ the statement added.



Two cables were damaged earlier this week in the Mediterranean sea and another off the coast of Dubai, causing widespread disruption to Internet and international telephone services in Egypt, Gulf Arab states and South Asia.



A fourth cable linking Qatar to the United Arab Emirates was damaged on Sunday causing yet more disruptions, telecommunication provider Qtel said.



Earlier reports said that the damage had been caused by ships that had been diverted off their usual route because of bad weather.



Egypt’s communication and information technology ministry said it would report its findings to the owners of the two damaged Mediterranean cables, FLAG Telecom and SEA-ME-WE4.


Comment by BobR on 02/04/2008 14:28:34
Quote by Raine: HERE is my Foil heads up for the week, keep your news eyes on international internet TRaffic. Last week interent connectivity was cut in Egypt and qatr... and there are rumours that ALL of IRan has no internet. I find it very unnerving. Especially after the comment about Obama and McCainand the election going to Obama unless we have a national Security crisis.



From the AFP:


I guess that would make it impossible for anyone inside Iran to get the word out if we attacked them...

Comment by shelaghc on 02/04/2008 14:32:24
At Fox Attacks, there's a petition demanding O'LIElly apologize for his false statements.



Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:35:11
The Justin Timberlake commercial was good, the rest of the commercials were just Stupid.

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:39:04
Altho the James Carville Bill Frist ad frightened the HELL out of me.



Did anyone Else find it wrong on SO MANY levels? Like especially the fact that Bill Frist is a CRIMINAL?!?!?!

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 14:44:50
Good morning all.



I didn't sleep too well last night because I made a bit of a pig of myself. It doesn't help that I have a doctor's appointment this morning.



And there are those heavy snowflakes outside my window.

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 14:45:39
It must have been a blast at the Raine/BobR house last night with Raine losing her voice and Bob losing his hearing.

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 14:47:42
Quote by Raine: Altho the James Carville Bill Frist ad frightened the HELL out of me.



Did anyone Else find it wrong on SO MANY levels? Like especially the fact that Bill Frist is a CRIMINAL?!?!?!


James Carville is too buddy-buddy with Republicans in general for my taste.

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:48:03
Quote by shelaghc: At Fox Attacks, there's a petition demanding O'LIElly apologize for his false statements.

How pathetic is it that we leave in a day and age where we have to have petitions pleasding for people to NOT LIE?!?!?!



Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:49:06
OK, A friend of mine said that I should not be repeating this hillary nomination thing. He said it is a self fulfilling thought process. No matter what Hillary is still LIGHT years ahed of any of them, and we must tell peopel that.







Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:49:40
:rofl: HA... I love that... the mooks patting momma on her pretty lil head.

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 14:50:22
Altio Clones!!! MCCAin wants alito Clones!!!

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 14:50:37
Hillary is certainly a horrible choice but McCain??

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 14:55:30
Wasn't it the Baby New Year who was ripped on for the size of his ears in one of those Rankin-Bass holiday specials?

Comment by wickedpam on 02/04/2008 15:02:06
Morning! :hug:

Comment by wickedpam on 02/04/2008 15:02:48
Quote by livingonli: Wasn't it the Baby New Year who was ripped on for the size of his ears in one of those Rankin-Bass holiday specials?






Rudolph's Shiny New Year - or something like that.

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:04:45


This is the Ad that scared me to all bejezers last night.

:shocked:

Comment by wickedpam on 02/04/2008 15:07:18
Quote by Raine:


This is the Ad that scared me to all bejezers last night.

:shocked:




At first glance I thought it was cute, but when I started to think about it I realized James has been overly influenced by his wife.



Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 15:08:33
Good morning Mala. How was your weekend?

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:09:09
HEY!!! That Video is also on our MessageBoard!







Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:10:57
HERE is the AD!











And here is the Post!

Comment by wickedpam on 02/04/2008 15:11:44
Not too bad I guess just did the same old same old

Comment by BobR on 02/04/2008 15:14:28
I thought the baby at the webcam investing ad we pretty funny too...

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:14:43
:bad: Foil: to the penalty box!

Comment by m-hadley on 02/04/2008 15:17:55
Obama's thoughts on Indian Country Obama on Indian Country . A skosh shy on specifics, but in general he has the right idea...

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:18:09
I am NOT pleased with this.
The New York senator has criticized presidential rival Barack Obama for pushing a health plan that would not require universal coverage. Clinton has not always specified the enforcement measures she would embrace, but when pressed on ABC's "This Week," she said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people's wages, automatic enrollment."



Clinton said such measures would apply only to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it, which puts undue pressure on hospitals and emergency rooms. With her proposals for subsidies, she said, "it will be affordable for everyone."




I understand it in thoery, but this is just not an attractive way to go about it.

Comment by BobR on 02/04/2008 15:19:11
Quote by Raine: I am NOT pleased with this.



I understand it in thoery, but this is just not an attractive way to go about it.


Wasn't that the Mitt Romney plan for MA???

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:23:23
Quote by m-hadley: Obama's thoughts on Indian Country Obama on Indian Country . A skosh shy on specifics, but in general he has the right idea...


That sounds pretty good I think. Is he the first candidate to speak on this issue, Faye?



Comment by velveeta jones on 02/04/2008 15:24:35
I'm in total lurk mode, due to looking for werk.



Shelagh, congrats on the job, even though its temp, it may lead to something better.

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:24:41
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Raine: I am NOT pleased with this.



I understand it in thoery, but this is just not an attractive way to go about it.


Wasn't that the Mitt Romney plan for MA???


IT sure as hell sounds like it. Where is our good representative from the great state of Mass? PErhaps he can confirm or refute this.







Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:26:54
Uhm, is right to be concerned about the youth vote. They may be campaigning, but none of it will matter if they don't vote.



And sadly, historically, we have had a problem getting them to the polls in November.

Comment by TriSec on 02/04/2008 15:27:25
All the Romney plan did was require that you purchase insurance, whether or not you could afford it.



The major players in this Commonwealth lined up like vultures to create "low cost" plans that have well over $5000 in copays and deductibles, so you're paying a significant portion of your income for crappy insurance that doesn't cover anything.



And on top of that, they changed the rules for the providers, where they could write off uninsured patients to the free-care pool and get a small reimbursement at least, but now there is no more free-care, so if you didn't buy the legally-required insurance, the hospital will just have to eat the bill.



It's a lose-lose situation all around.





Comment by wickedpam on 02/04/2008 15:27:47
Quote by Raine: I am NOT pleased with this.

I understand it in thoery, but this is just not an attractive way to go about it.




It was an ineloquent way to say it.





I'm finding there is no longer a good candidate for me to get behind. I don't like Hill's war vote but I don't like Obama's position on giving illegal immigrantes the right to driver's licenses. I just don't believe in rewarding people for breaking the law.



Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:35:16
:banana: it may be a lil late... but I love Arrested developement!! (nice bumper music )

Comment by livingonli on 02/04/2008 15:36:52
I better get to the doctor's. My tummy's still upset from last night and my blood sugar numbers are still bad.

Comment by m-hadley on 02/04/2008 15:37:30
Quote by Raine:
Quote by m-hadley: Obama's thoughts on Indian Country Obama on Indian Country . A skosh shy on specifics, but in general he has the right idea...


That sounds pretty good I think. Is he the first candidate to speak on this issue, Faye?





Well Kucinich, Richardson and Gravel , all attended Prez on the Rez and spoke directly to Indian Country in August (some, like Gravel, revealed how little he actually knows about Indian issues, Kucinich had apparently watched "Dances with Wolves" a few too many times, Richardson - who I heard this morning endorsed Hillary

- was actually the best of the three on Indian issues - although that is no real surprise given the Native population of NM). This is the first I've seen of the final candidates addressing Native issues - so I commend Obama. Hillary was nasty to us as we tried to get her to participate in Prez on the Rez, although I've heard that her people have been calling INDN's List non-stop wanting an endorsement - I don't think that Hillary will get the INDN's List endorsement....

Comment by Raine on 02/04/2008 15:37:53
is this STILL the same caller?!?!?!