Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Always vote wisely.


































Whooo are you voting for? Are you working for any candidate this season?

23 comments:

  1. Who's that guy who's first? Oh yeah. Howard Dean.

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  2. Got *that* right, Cat!

    listener, I messed with the color of your words ~~ used the colors from my web mail, and got you a bit closer than the google colors could.

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  3. Bill Thomasson7/21/2010 01:27:00 AM

    Who am I voting for? Come November I'll be voting for Gianioulias, Quinn, and all the other Democrats. I'm not working for anybody at this early date. After I get back from Australia, I'll look at my work schedule and the situation and make some sort of decision.

    One problem is that there seems to be no real point in working my own precinct. In 2004 it had 83% turnout with 75% going for Kerry. And 17% voted for Keyes, which doesn't suggest many persuadable swing voters. In 2004 and 2006 I travelled a dozen miles west to the 6th CD, but that district isn't in play this time around. The ones that are in play are 10 and 13. They are in driving distance, but I don't drive. (I could reach 06 by commuter rail directly from Oak Park.

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  4. listener--saw this in the Noo Yawk Tahmes today about breast cancer misdiagnoses. In a nutshell, GET A SECOND DIAGNOSIS FROM A REAL EXPERT, EVEN WITH A BIOPSY! Pass it along to your neighbor. Here's hoping for the best.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/20/health/20cancer.html

    Hmmmm....Can't say as I know anything about Tom Jones or Engelbert Humperdink aside from the names. Might recognize them. Not sure. Might have to look them up on YouTube. I have this vague impression that EH is sort of a Las Vegas mass entertainment type.

    Got a new satellite TV receiver hooked up, but now can't access the DVD player; probably have to re-program the TV. Sent an e-mail. Think we had this sort of problem before when we swapped out a component.

    For Attorney General of California I today became convinced I am not voting for the Democratic nominee, Kamala Harris. She has been handling various sorts of prosecution-related hanky-panky in San Francisco very badly, and today I learned she is engaging in absolutely egregious propaganda against Proposition 19 (marijuana legalization). I hadn't decided how to vote on the issue, but she has pushed me toward voting for it. Went back and looked up info on the Shafer Commission report, back in the Nixon administration, and darned if it doesn't make absolute sense: legalize (for adults), regulate, tax, and discourage by EFFECTIVE means:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shafer_commission

    The Republican nominee for AG is the Los Angeles County DA, and although he looks poor on some issues of importance to me, he looks pretty good on others. So I don't mind him getting in. Expect I will vote Green. Will check out the Peace and Freedom candidate as well.

    Hoping to get a Laura Wells (G) for Governor bumper sticker. Better send her a little money in any event. Meg Whitman (R) is ridiculous, and Jerry Brown (D) has yet to give any positive reason to vote for him, although he certainly could. He's certainly a superannuated politician. He can't complain (IMO) that I only voted for him two of three times he ran for Governor.

    Barbara Boxer (D) definitely has earned my vote for Senator.

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  5. Tom Jones:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvmyTZEqlo8

    Bah. Elvis emulation. IMO.

    And thus to bed, later than I should. TTFN

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  6. Very cool, puddle! Thanks for playing with it!! ♥
    I do that sort of colour matching when I make the logos on the backs of the photo cards I make, so I not only know what you mean, I appreciate it greatly.

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  7. While I do thank you, Alan, I would never suggest to her, in her current vulnerable state, that her docs may be entirely mistaken, unless I had more specific reasoning for it. She did not simply have a lesion but a palpable lump. She has not only had a mammogram and biopsy, she has had a full-body scan as well, and more. She is isn't having the surgery done at some little rural hospital, she is going to the only certified and qualified medical center this side of Boston (same place Ally goes). Sad to say, this is the real McCoy.

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  8. While I do thank you, Alan, I would never suggest to her, in her current vulnerable state, that her docs may be entirely mistaken, unless I had more specific reasoning for it. She did not simply have a lesion but a palpable lump. She has not only had a mammogram and biopsy, she has had a full-body scan as well, and more. She isn't having the surgery done at some little rural hospital, she is going to the only certified and qualified medical center this side of Boston (same place Ally goes). Sad to say, this is the real McCoy.

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  9. Alan! What planet have you been living on? I'm the next thing to a cloistered nun, and I've known who Tom Jones and Engelbert Humperdink are all my life.

    Bah. Elvis emulation. IMO.

    Tom Jones is to Elvis as, as... Words fail me! (And you know *that* doesn't happen very often.) I donno... as vodka is to water. I mean, come on!

    Help me out here, Susan.

    As for Engelbert... "Mass entertainer" sounds like a slam to me. Though he is known as a balladeer, he can swing and, yes, rock with the best of them. He is a mass entertainer in the sense that he has sold one hundred and fifty million albums worldwide and has sixty-four gold records and twenty-four platinum records. He had a very popular Vegas act in the 80s, and he always plays to sold out houses. Is doing so as we speak, in fact, on his current world tour. But he's not some purveyor of Musac! He's handsome and charming. He has a beautiful voice, and puts across a song with sincerity and verve. And, oh yeah, he has sex appeal and to spare!

    Also, Engelbert's fans are devoted and loyal. So, if you go on YouTube, be circumspect in your comments. They, err, we won't tear you limb from limb, as Tom Jones fans probably would, but you won't be popular if you say disparaging things about him.

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  10. Have been enjoying our daily storms, and very grateful that the spring's running so well again. Then this morning got an inquiry from my friend in Canada wondering if I was all right? Checked the severe weather map, and all the fuss and bother about floods/rain is just seven miles below me. *ALL* of the state seven miles below and east/west across. Wish them well.

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  11. Whew! I mess with other's work with a great deal of trepidation, lol! (Years of work as a copy editor. . . .) Glad I guessed right in this case. xox

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  12. I'm so sorry about that, listener. But, you know, it is true that not all lumps are cancerous, and mamography and even ultrasound can't always tell that. The lump I had was benign, thank God, but there was no way of knowing until it was out and analyzed. The scans were inconclusive.

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  13. Yikes, Puddle. So glad you're safe!

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  14. Cat, because Alan isn't fortunate enough to be female, he's missing the subliminal sizzle that radiates from our boy Tom. Nope, IMHO he leaves poor Elvis (and his sideburns and sequins) in the dust. Elvis is a sexy boy. Tom is nothin' but man, oh man, oh man. ;)

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  15. That's my girl! I knew you'd be able to say it light years better than I could. 8)

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  16. Today is the birthday of both Cat Stevens and Robin Williams.

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  17. Listening this morning to the birthday list ~~ really amazing day it's been. . . .

    Ernest Hemingway, Robin Williams, Isaac Stern, Jean Picard, Garry Trudeau, John Gardner, Janet Reno, Kenneth Starr, Don Knotts, Norman Jewison. . . .

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  18. BTW, listener, *love* the owl, and the owl pic!

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  19. Also Kay Star. Remember "The Bonaparte's Retreat?"

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  20. Ally update at baby!!

    http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys

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  21. Ally update at baby!!

    http://eatapyzch.blogspot.com/

    http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=allys

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  22. Super news about the preschool screening, though not a surprise.

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