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Friday, September 19, 2008

I just have to question....

the whole philosophy behind the LIES. The McCain ads, and Obama is not totally immune, have been so blatantly deceitful - the only conclusion is they are pandering to the weak minded. I have found, over these many years, that people do essentially make their decisions, of whom to cast their vote - on the stupidest things!! That is exactly what the McCain team thought when they put Palin on the ticket. Considering that choosing a running mate, is quite simply, one's first executive decision - we should therefore be able to have a good idea of what is to come. Have you heard the phrase "be afraid - be very afraid"??? that's my feeling.

McCain has been harping about Obama being paid such extreme sums from Fannie & Freddie, but it is all so topical - he deliberately misstates or plain old lies about the entire situation. For one thing Federal law prohibits candidates from receiving money directly from companies. The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics watchdogs donations from employees of various companies. Obama is 2nd to Sen. Chris Dodd in receiving money from Fannie & Freddie EMPLOYEES!!! Obama received $126,349, which is quite small compared to the $390 million he has collected in total. McCain received $21,550 from Fannie & Freddie EMPLOYEES - just tells me that the employees apparently favor Obama as their candidate. If McCain's theory is receiving money from BIG business is wrong - than what he is presenting is extremely flawed.

Now, donations from directors, officers and lobbyists for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac show McCain receiving $169,000 to Obama's $16,000 - sounds familiar doesn't it? The ones at the top of these big businesses (usually Republicans) favor McCain where the workers are for Obama. (These figures are from the Federal Election Commission.)

I have also come to the conclusion, since McCain has changed his campaign slogan to mimic Obama's, and also various other statements - I suggest a new slogan: "What He (Obama) Says!!

Small gripe, but still a gripe: N*U*C*L*E*A*R.....Recite after me NEW CLEAR - if you say those two words fast enough -it will come out perfectly. Bush, McCain, Palin and even Jimmy Carter who worked on nuclear subs - cannot say the word correctly.

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Still communicating with the new family member and loving it all. The whole situation makes me reflect on so very much it becomes overwhelming at times. But this is a good thing.

I start physical therapy on my arm Monday - can't wait to see how much fun this will be. Hopefully it won't be an everyday thing or I can have it done here in town. Our hospital here is owned by Wheeling Hospital and also has a physical therapy department. With gas being so high, that would be a much better solution.

Thegrandson has a long weekend - no school on Monday - Yippee!! The daughter works 3-11:30pm that day so it will be a long one.

Bath time and ready for my favorite Bill Maher at 11 pm. Everyone behave (or not) and have a great weekend. TTFN.

1 comment:

DCup said...

Happy Friday. I'm looking forward to Bill Maher tonight.

You make a good point about McCain's choice of Palin. In many ways, he's showing himself to be way too impetuous to lead.

And I cracked up at your pronunciation lesson. Drives me crazy that they can't pronounce nuclear. If you can't say it, you shouldn't have your finger on the button.