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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Wishing ALL of you a most happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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Thursday, November 18, 2004

OK, after a lot of ranting, raving, and even screaming Tuesday night, the guys in this house are stepping up. Came home last night after another grueling 6 hours at the theater to find the bathrooms cleaned, the towels washed, dinner finished, and the dogs fed and out. Yeah! So, all you young marrieds or living together guys "out there" listen up - life is whole lot simpler and saner when you do it BEFORE she screams!!!!!

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

I will never, never, ever understand men. Forgive me all you wonderful guys that read my blogs, but my brain is man shattered right about now. I am in the middle of hell week. Anyone who knows of me knows that Nutcracker week and recital week is more than any human being should be made to endure. Tons of work, stage mothers, cranky demanding boss, lost tempers, blah, blah, blah. In the middle of all of this chaos I am still doing laundry, cleaning the house, planning dinners, and going to the food store. So, let's pile on some more crap. Let's choose this week to break up with one's girlfriend (son). And, let's have that girlfriend show up at my doorstep in tears (poor kid!), and let's have to get the new car fixed because kiddo hit road construction and part of the dashboard fell off (and let's have mom walk down to pick it up), and let's have a meeting at school so wife can come home from teaching at 7 and pick up the house AGAIN, and get the laundry folded, and figure out dinner, and answer emails from work, and figure out everyone's life for the next five days so I can go to the theater and live in mind boggling stress with at least a semblance of sanity that home will still be there when I finally get back. So, tell me, why can't someone at least take the damn dogs out so they don't pee on the carpet??????

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Friday, November 12, 2004

Were we not told last week that we were going into Falluja to get the insurgents? Then why on the news tonight (issued by someone in the State Department) were we told that it really wasn't for that, but rather to gain terrain?????? Terrain?????????????????

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Thursday, November 11, 2004

Thursday is cleaning day and as I usually do, I turned on the news while I cleaned. And, it is also Veteran's Day. While mopping the floor, MSNBC was broadcasting the ceremony from Arlington National Cemetery. And, who should be there, of course, but Mr. Bush. Made me sick and I immediately snapped it off. First, my husband, the veteran, is at work teaching school, while the president and so many other non-veterans are enjoying a day off. Secondly, this man fought no war, in fact, evaded it and then evaded his "get out Vietnam National Guard" duties. How dare he stand there acting all solemn and caring!!!!! And, wherever Dick Cheney is - Mr. six deferrments vice-president, I hope he keeps his pompous face out of mine. For those of you who might argue that President Clinton never fought either, let me also remind you that President Clinton never took our men and women into a war for NOTHING! Ten of our men have been killed in the last few days and 90, I repeat 90 wounded. Lives that are lost or will never be the same again. Will someone please tell me why. Will someone please tell me why this man gets to stand there in honor of our fighting men and women. Never, never, never will I support this man - never!

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Friday, November 05, 2004

What is all this talk about a mandate????? Sorry, but 51% to 48% does NOT a mandate make? Are we just going to wipe out almost half of the people that voted????? AND, what arrogance! He is now going to cash it in!!!! Is he to be president of only half of the country??? Guess so, according to him. And he wants our help????? Every time I think I am getting past some of those feelings of dark, dark Tuesday, the man steps up and plays cowboy again. This is supposed to be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Guess I am not a "people" because this president is a government of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite, not to mention arrogant, stubborn, and self-centered. Compassionate conservative - give me a break! I don't even believe one exists!

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Thursday, November 04, 2004

I was listening to two democratic strategists this morning on MSNBC. They said something that I think it would behoove all of us to listen to. They suggest that Democrats must get rid of their elitist attitudes and appeal much more to the common man/woman of this country. Let's face it, we do think of ourselves as better and a cut above, and often that prevents us from hearing what the country is trying to get us to hear. I am not suggesting that we forsake our beliefs, far from it. But, maybe we need to move away from the more flamboyant issues during an election and hit harder on what people are struggling with in their daily lives. Now, some of you are going to argue that the Republicans think they are pretty damn good too. And, yes, I agree. But, let's face it - they ran an incredible campaign. What they do so well, IS appeal to the common man/woman's thoughts and fears, and then get in and do whatever the hell they want to do!!!!! Yes, honesty must always be important, fighting for the down trodden is vital, but so is winning in order to accomplish those things. Just some things worth thinking on as we all try to right ourselves after dark, dark Tuesday!

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Wednesday, November 03, 2004

I have read through some of your posts this evening as I am in desperate need of some like minded friends. And, I am so very, very disappointed in my generation. And, so very sorry for all of you. I have heard comments from my sons and their wives today like - I can't work, I can't concentrate, I didn't want to get up, and one that sums it up - it is a dark, dark day! It is indeed, for so many of us are feeling lost, alone, and wondering why. I wish that my older advantage point had some wonderous words of wisdom, but I truly don't. I am as discouraged, as scared, and feeling as alone as all of you are. As I posted to Dan, we must lick our wounds, we must wallow in the sadness and the questions, BUT then we must rise again. To stay down only allows it all to go on. It looks gloomy right now and sadly that gloom will not lift for awhile. But, my friends, life does go on and life is always about change. Change is possible, but it will take time, and we must each strive forward towards that change. This is truly a time of deja vu for me and that brings its own sadness. Never did I want to see the country as divided or at war as what I saw in the much over praised 60's. Yet, here we are. So, I call on you to let history be your guide. Don't allow the discouragement to overshadow your beliefs. Stand up against the lies, stand up against the hate, stand up, stand up, stand up. You may only be one voice, but one voice can say a lot. With time, change will come. You are all like my own children to me. I know you through wonderful stories from Chris and Mary, I know you from brief moments at their wedding, I know you through your blogs, and I know you from the smiling faces that reach out through your websites. I thank you. I thank you for your caring about something bigger than yourselves, and I thank you for accepting me into your blog community. Keep going, keep learning, keep stretching, keep trying. And, hold in your hearts those we have lost at 9/11 and in this mess we call "a war". Those souls need you now more than ever.

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Monday, November 01, 2004

OK EVERYONE - this is it!!!! Get out and vote! Your future depends on it. No excuses! Just vote!

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