Monday, March 30, 2009

Your Life Is Now

Your Life Is Now - video

I can't embed this video, so click on the link to hear the song.

I'm currently listening to this song in my car. I keep listening to this song as if it were a mantra, a sort of "what would you do" kind of song.

We're still in the pits of a down and dirty political campaign. We've now got proof of voter fraud and the State's Attorney and local Bureau of Investigation has opened a case, but will they be able to find enough proof to convict before the election? Is there any way, with the local paper in the back pocket of the corrupt administration to get this information to the voters before they vote for a candidate who has been lying to them and buying votes?

I know I'm old enough to have seen this all before and I really shouldn't be so affected by dishonesty and corruption, but yet I am. Each time I witness something like this, it's like someone has sucker-punched me in the gut. I am stunned at the audacity to cheat. Incensed at the arrogance that "this is just how it's done." Where did this Polly-Anna core in me come from? At age 45 I still expect everyone to be honest, to do the right thing, to play by the rules. Logically I know that they don't, so why do I continually expect it?

I know it's this core in me, this indignation, that makes me get in there and fight for change. And I know that is a good thing. There's this idealism in me that honestly believes, things won't change until good people stand up and demand change. And if I won't stick my neck out there and do it, how can I expect anyone else to?

It's funny. I think of these crooks as children and I wonder at their character then. Did they ever possess this core of honesty, this sense of right and wrong? Were they corrupted along the way? I want to ask these guys, "did you ever think when you were a child, that you would grow up to become one of the bad guys?"

Here are the some of the lyrics in the John Mellencamp song that speak to me:

Would you teach your children to tell the truth?
Would you take the high road if you could choose?

Do you believe you're a victim of a great compromise?
Cus I believe, you change your mind and change our lives.

Your life is now
Your life is now
Your life is now

In this undiscovered moment,
lift your head up above the crowd.
We could change this world,
if you would only show us how.
Your life is now.

Would you teach your children to tell the truth
This is your time here to do what you would do.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our Next Mayor is on YouTube

We did another Press Conference yesterday with our friend who's running for Mayor. His focus was on crime. M's in the shot on the left looking focused and concerned. I'm in the shot on the right looking all over the place. Give him a listen and tell me what you think. How does he come across? I'm putting a link here instead of embedding the video because I don't want our local trolls searching for anyone embedding the story and finding my blog.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Head down and busy

So we're spending every spare moment working the campaign trail. Our general election is in 2 weeks. Lots of dirty politics and cheating going on. Constant stress. Remind me again why we're doing this? Anyway, I'll try to get more regular posts up after April 7th, in the mean time, here the latest on everyone's favorite crazy mother, no, not _your_ mother. Be nice.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thanks for the Laughs

Friends today have sent me some great laughs. I needed it. Also, CK has a gem of a poster over on his site that should get a chuckle out of you too. >FAITH

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Honestly folks, the panic over the economy and the state of our Union is getting just a little out of hand. Here's a news piece I saw on the CNN website today. Click on the link.

Chuck Norris for President of Texas

Monday, March 9, 2009

The Status of Women in the World

The headlines in today's news got me thinking about the status of women in the world. How many thousands of years of evolution is it going to take before we stop mistreating people? Today's headlines focus on women. Tomorrow it might be a genocide of some unlucky group. Human beings are worse than animals in how we subjugate, abuse and kill others we consider less than ourselves.

This first headline is about a 75 year old woman who had 2 unrelated males in her home. The one said he was delivering food. The other said he was a sort of surrogate son who escorted him because women can't have unsupervised visits from unrelated men. What mischief exactly did they expect a 75 year old woman to get up to anyway?
CNN Story75 year Old Grandma to be Whipped

For this story, you have women put in positions with no males left to protect or support them so they have to get money to survive anyway they can. If they lived in a society where women were allowed to go out to work, shop and have freedom of movement, you wouldn't have this same problem.
Iraqi Women Pimping Daughters

Of course, abuse of women isn't just a foreign problem. Recent headlines of Chris Brown's beating of Rihanna cannot be overlooked. Oprah weighes in on this. If the headlines are to be believed, Rihanna is taking him back. How dumb is that?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Be A Hero

Thanks to Debambam down under for showing me how to become a super hero.

Go here to create your own super hero: The Hero Factory

I outfitted my super hero with wings so that I would never have to fly in airplanes again (my kryptonite). She's also fully clothed (although it is a clingy outfit) because I hate those male fantasy female super heroes with their boobs hanging out. You just know one's going to come flopping out the minute you try to fight a bad guy. Pulllleeeeaaasssseeee!!! She also has a kick-ass weapon to get the bad guy's attention. What kind of super hero would you be?

I also have to mention, I love the hero website's choice of theme song: "I Need A Hero" sung by Bonnie Tyler. Enjoy the totally 80's video.

Did any of you ever watch the show in the mid-1980s that used that song as a its theme song -Cover Up? It starred Jennifer O'Neill and Jon-Erik Hexum. Jon shot himself accidentally and died. I think he was playing with one of the prop guns and put it to his head, not understanding that at point-blank range, even without a bullet, the packing material could kill him. What a waste! Oh well, back to focusing on politics. Oh, our guy won the primary by 41%, now onto the general election in 4 weeks. Election Story

Monday, March 2, 2009

Waking up to Snow!!!

Okay, so the timing is a little late and Spring really should be here, but better late than never. We got between 3-4 inches last night and more snow expect today until noon. Whee!! On another note, sorry I've been absent. Super busy with politics. Our Primary election is tomorrow and there's so much to do!

Last full day in Europe

Ahh, all good things must come to an end.  Our European vacation is drawing to a close.  We leave Nice this morning to drive back to Barcelo...