Thursday, May 29, 2008
Our hosts' chickens are surviving under our care, though we were too scared to force the sitting hens off their nests to get at the eggs, so now there is a little chicky added to the brood, with maybe more to come. Won't our hosts be surprised when they get back!
Today, our last day of freedom, we are planning to go(if tornados don't stop us) see "Prince Caspian" and do some grocery shopping. Tomorrow and Saturday we will be at conferences all day and we will have to clean house Saturday morning before we leave. Then it's back to real life and responsibility on Sunday. Not that we didn't have responsibility here, just way less than at home. I think living alone long-term could make a person very self-centered, because there's no one to take care of but yourself!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The day after Jen's graduation she and I are escaping for a little vacation. We are really just house-sitting- but we will be alone and we are planning on relaxing and getting some projects done. I am hoping I can convince Jen to share a half-gallon of vanilla ice cream and a batch of chocolate sauce with me. She is so reluctant to eat any type of sugar, but I think sugar is essential to any vacation.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I think people should be able to choose what ballot they want, whatever party they may officially belong to, and the smaller parties should be added to to the Dem. and Rep. Ballots, instead of being separate. There was hardly anyone to vote for on the smaller ballots because fewer people were running under those parties.
None of the ladies working with me knew why NE had a Democratic caucus besides being able to vote yesterday. It doesn't make sense to me why would they caucus and vote both?
After the polls closed at 8pm, we counted all the leftover ballots and only we were only one off. I left before the ladies figured out what happened to that one.
Four hours got to be a little long when there weren't many people coming in to vote, but I am glad I went. For one thing, it's good to get your name out as someone involved in politics. That way people know to contact you when they need help and then you can influence the political scene for the better, in little ways at least.
And on the way home, I stopped to see the sunset.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
cavil \KAV-uhl\, intransitive verb:
1. To raise trivial or frivolous objections; to find fault without good reason.
2. To raise trivial objections to.
3. A trivial or frivolous objection.
On to a different subject, is anyone wondering who I'll be voting for today? Well-
Now you know. I will be sure to post about my experience helping at the polls sometime tomorrow. Hopefully. I will try to.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Tomorrow is voting day in Nebraska, finally, and I will be working at the polls for about four hours. This is my first time doing this, so I'm not sure if I'll have much to do or not. Everyone else working in our whole precinct at the various voting places are elderly women, except for a few high schoolers who don't have a choice about helping or not, but they're glad to get out of class for a while. It should be a good learning experience.
Monday, May 5, 2008
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." ---Ayn Rand
I think it is also the Church's job to discipline offenders by having them perform restitution to the offended, and if we all had guns to defend ourselves there would be fewer murder victims and less criminals.
Racism. A touchy subject. The blacks have been complaining so long about racism that everyone else is starting to believe them. That makes me mad! Booker T. Washington had it right when he wrote this:
"As for Wright, Jackson, Sharpton and all the other race-baiters, I think this passage from Booker T. Washington's 1911 book, My Larger Education, says it all: "There is [a] class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs---partly because they want sympathy, and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs... There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who don't want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public.""
I thought this was just too funny:
"If anyone sees a giant floating pig over the California desert, please call the Obama campaign. Well, scratch that. It appears the pig has popped. The inflatable swine---as wide as two school buses, as tall as a two-story house and adorned with the words "Don't Be Led To the Slaughter" on the side and "Obama" on the bottom---was accidentally released during a performance of Pink Floyd's "Pigs" at the Coachella music festival in Indio, California, Sunday. The organizers offered a $10,000 reward that will be split by two families who awoke to a lot of shredded pork in their driveways Monday morning. "It wasn't really supposed to happen that way," said a Coachella spokeswoman. That pretty much sums up the month for Barack Obama. Perhaps it's even indicative of his chances of becoming president: When pigs fly."
I am so tired of hearing about Obama and Hilary, how they are going after eachother, and how liberal they are-I know they are not Presidential material, unless they lived in Iran or North Korea- but I don't mind laughing at them!