Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sorry, No Clinton Era Take 2 For Me

Crossposted at

So I already voted by absentee ballot, and no, I couldn't vote for Hillary. Our nation needs to move forward, not backward. We already had 8 years of a Clinton in office, anyone else remember what it was like? No, I'm not ready for Whitewater Gate 3, or Lewinsky Gate 4. Unfortunately that's what I akin her running to, a bad sequel.

When I look at where we are now, and how we got here, I really wonder. It seems to me the NAFTA Hillary's husband signed into law did more harm than good. I guess that's really the only place I let Bush off the hook. The job's began headed out of the US before he took office, of course, did he do anything to stop it? Stem the tide? No, I feel the Clintons deserve some of the blame as well.

I realize she was only the first lady then, and she wasn't running the country, or was she? Sure seems like she wears the pants in that family, so that would mean she'd bare part of the responsibility. As far as I'm concerned NAFTA was the plug that was pulled, that allowed the slow drain of jobs from our economy. Maybe if the focus of her campaign was to undo NAFTA and the bad things her husband and Bush did, I'd be a little more inclined to listen to her. But so far, and we're late in the season, I'm hearing nothing new.

At least with Obama his message of change resonates, and he's not afraid to speak his mind. Talking about climate change, jobs and green energy he's at least talking about heading in a positive direction. I'm still apprehensive of putting all my eggs in his basket, but between him, McCain, and Hillary, I'll take the chance on Obama. This country needs a new direction, and a change from the old guard. Hopefully Obama will be the champion he purports to be.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Latest In Campaign, I Mean Primary 2008

Yee-Ha, Whoopee... The big day has passed, Super Tuesday. The so called closest thing to a national primary. Where did it get us? Clinton and Obama are still neck and neck, and we're from a clear winner.

Just think of the money being spent in these campaigns. Where does it all come from, and could it be spent a little more wisely? Show me a candidate who donates their war chest to relieve the national debt, or builds jobs for the U.S. and that's the person I'll vote for.

At this point we still haven't heard a good plan to pull us out of the toilet. All it's been is I'm not Obama, and I'm not Hillary. They talk, give speeches, and debate. I just really don't have a good feel for what they're gonna do other than not be another Bush. Not that that's not a good direction, but it'd be nice to know what we're getting into.

I'm still waiting for change, I don't know what form it will take.

Someone Please Tell Me Why

I just don't understand why people risk their's and everyone elses neck. Today we had a winter weather event in Vermont, commonly called snow. Then all heck breaks loose and you see the best and worst of people. You see strangers help pull others out of ditches, and giving stuck cars a shove. Shovelling walkways and the like.

Then there's the "I need to get to work on time" crew, and I'm going to get there at all costs. You know, the ones that fly down the interstate grossly exceeding road conditions. It puts everyone else at risk, and for what?

You knew the storm was coming, why couldn't you get your butt out of bed a couple minutes sooner? Why'd you wait till last minute instead of giving yourself time?

Smarten up! You and everyone else will live longer if you slow down a bit. Even with four wheel drive, your vehicle can't go THAT fast on snowy icy roads. Watch for me, I'll be the one waving to your sorry butt as I drive by when you're stuck in the ditch.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

"Super" America


Over the last week I've been bombarded by adds and commentary, about the Super Bowl, and Super Tuesday. Everything's super this week, including the savings on a big new TV for the game. Super savings at the grocery store on the food you'll need to sustain the super long period you'll be glued to the TV for the game.

Everything's just super, but how much is it really? The America that's supposed to be the hope of the world has its problems. How super is it that there are kids that go to bed hungry in the U.S.? How super is it that most Americans can barely pay their bills, let alone put some money into savings for the future? How super is it that we can't balance our needs for energy and economics with the needs of the natural world?

You know what'd be super? If America really was the greatest place to live in the world. If other nations admired and looked up to us, instead of laughing at the most recent debacle we've gotten ourselves into. If the United States became the super nation it was destined to be before somewhere along the way we got sidetracked. What'd be super is if we were again the envy of the world. We're supposed to be its hope, the land of the free.

We've almost decided on the candidates for the next president, and still I have yet to really hear any good plan as to what they will do to make America super again. Just super!