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There’s a patch of seemingly unused land at the south end of West Seattle HS (next to the Episcopal church) that I think would be a wonderful spot for a pea-patch. It’s already fenced and gets lots of sunshine. I wonder how one goes about siteing a new pea patch? It could be a great opportunity for the high school students to learn hands-on organic gardening etc.
Karen and Gregory: I have a shovel and am ready to go when you are. Let me know the day and time.
The caucus I participated in was the opposite of your experience JoB. Clinton supporters had the floor at least 60% of the time if not more. The outcome was still 5-2 for Obama. I was very impressed with the discussion and with the respect shown to everyone’s opinions.
Hey Karen…I’d like to be in but I don’t have a truck. Let me know the schedule. I’m not sure the blog wants us giving out email addresses, let me know if you can’t find the one I gave to you.
I keep suggesting to Seattle Fish that they consider adding a live butcher. It’d be great to get high quality fish and meat at the same location.
Hey Gregorywade & Karen:
I’m still hoping we’ll get organized and get some horse-doo
this beautiful weather is making me happy and giving me garden-lust.
We had good luck soaking our scalp in olive oil and wrapping our hair up in plastic wrap for one hour to drown the lice. Make sure the hair is dry before drowning in olive oil as lice can hold their breath when wet for a long time.
JoB: You do not “rant”! You speak the truth. Your writing is concise, easy to follow and fun to read! I doubt that CharlaBob was talking to you.
I wondered if it were possible to have a reasonable discourse with you when you admitted that Stephen Colbert’s satirical platform best matched your beliefs/desires in a presidential candidate. I think Colbert’s idea of truthiness best describes everything you’ve written. How can JoB, using facts and reality, argue against your imaginary world where “if your employer does not offer benefits, then work somewhere else” is the answer to our nation’s health care problems. I think that if you really understood that Colbert’s satire is pointing out the fallacy (lunacy) of the “compassionate conservative Republican”, you would be too ashamed to boast that you agree with his positions.
I want to thank you for keeping me on the fence for these last few weeks jumping back and forth between Hillary and Obama. Yesterday I followed my head and my heart and landed in the Obama side. It finally came down to the fact that since Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama are so close on issues that are important to me and are equally excellent candidates, I needed to give my vote to the candidate who is inspiring our young people to get in the process. My husband (bless him, he stuck by Hillary all the way) heard two older women Hillary supporters remark as they left the caucus room “this reminds me of 1960 and JFK”. I still love Sen. Hillary Clinton. I love her intelligence and left brain dominant organizational skills. I love that she’s still standing after all the dirty tricks the Republican’s (and her husband) have played on her. But seeing Sen. Barak Obama on Friday sold me that he will be the leader we need to take us past the devastation of the last 7 years. I’m confident that around the world people will be sighing with relief that we have put into this most important office a person of integrity and intelligence. In my life I have always worked to never let my heart rule my head, and I didn’t allow that to happen yesterday either. I believe that Sen. Obama has what it takes to not just beat the Republicans in November, but unite and inspire the best from us in the coming years.
Karen: I would love to meet with you to talk about the joys and frustrations of ADHD. Let’s set up a day and time at a West Seattle coffee shop (maybe C&P, it is nice a cozy).
Statement made by Dr. James Dobson before Super Tuesday: “I am deeply disappointed the Republican Party seems poised to select a nominee who did not support a Constitutional amendment to protect the institution of marriage, voted for embryonic stem-cell research to kill nascent human beings, opposed tax cuts that ended the marriage penalty, has little regard for freedom of speech, organized the Gang of 14 to preserve filibusters in judicial hearings, and has a legendary temper and often uses foul and obscene language.
“I am convinced Sen. McCain is not a conservative, and in fact, has gone out of his way to stick his thumb in the eyes of those who are. He has sounded at times more like a member of the other party. McCain actually considered leaving the GOP caucus in 2001, and approached John Kerry about being Kerryâ€™s running mate in 2004. McCain also said publicly that Hillary Clinton would make a good president. Given these and many other concerns, a spoonful of sugar does NOT make the medicine go down. I cannot, and will not, vote for Sen. John McCain, as a matter of conscience.
“But what a sad and melancholy decision this is for me and many other conservatives. Should Sen. McCain capture the nomination as many assume, I believe this general election will offer the worst choices for president in my lifetime. I certainly can’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama based on their virulently anti-family policy positions. If these are the nominees in November, I simply will not cast a ballot for president for the first time in my life. These decisions are my personal views and do not represent the organization with which I am affiliated. They do reflect my deeply held convictions about the institution of the family, about moral and spiritual beliefs, and about the welfare of our country.”
Thank you Dr. Dobson, in my humble opinion, you’re doing me and America a favor by staying home on election day. Invite Coulter and Rove to say home with you.
Oh well, I’ll be at Madison Middle School. We’ll have to compare notes after. A nap sounds good!
Heard last night on the Colbert Report:
Mitt Romney is making a real case for himself, with his soaring rhetoric he has explained that he understands the importance of the Reagan legacy to the Republican party. Romney says he understands we want to live in the house that Reagan built. Now, what’s so great about the house that Reagan built? Well, first of all Reagan built it in the hardest possible way. Using supply side economics you build the top floor first, you prop it up with homeless people, and you hope the rest of the house trickles down.
JoB: Are you going to caucus? I’d love to see you there as I find you very persuasive.
I think a pickup truck should be adequate. Should we start a separate thread to see if anyone else would like to come on board?
Thanks Karen & Gregorywade for doing this…
I would love to get it on some lovely horse manure! I unfortunately do not have a pickup, but I’d be delighted to pay for gas if someone wouldn’t mind my tagging along and filling a garbage can.
Sue: We broke down and purchased all three seasons of LOST on DVD. We initially watched Season 1 & 2 renting from Netflix and we were always watching in a hurry so we could send the disk back and get the next one. Rewatching Season 1 & 2 with my husband has been a lot of fun as I was shocked how many details I had forgotten.
TheHouse and Newresident: Wow, we have something in common! Who would’ve thunk it!!! The Powell blogger reported that the 1st Season 4 episode was seen at the exact same time on three continents. Maybe LOST will help the world FIND commonality. :)
Hey you LOST devotees, check out this blog…it’ll blow your mind…
I’d like to throw out a thought. What if we all decided to reconsider what 9-11 means to us. What if we start looking at the event as a lawless tragedy worthy of measured response, but not a catastrophe calling for war?
As NR says “Does ANYBODY remember 2 jet airplanes crashing into and destroying the twin towers? Not to mention the other devastation that occurred that day?” Yes, of course we all remember, we’re reminded constantly that we should all be afraid, so afraid that we must sacrifice our personal liberties in the name of fear. But really, how many of us were personally impacted. My family didn’t lose a job, our govt didn’t shut down, still got my mail, refugees didn’t flood neighboring states, etc. Did this act warrent the huge response: two wars, guantanamo bay, torture, creation of homeland security, 6 trillion dollar deficit?
I believe that the Republican administration wants me to live in fear so that they can concentrate more power and money to the fewest possible people without me raising a fuss. All they have to do is raise up the 9-11 banner and we’re all supposed to fall on our knees and be grateful for their protection. I wonder if we’re all being played like lovely Ann backing Hillary?