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Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Oct 31, 2012, 01:31 PM (0 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Oct 31, 2012, 11:49 AM (5 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:15 PM (0 replies)

Great. Just...great.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Oct 28, 2012, 02:22 PM (2 replies)

Scary. Very.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Oct 28, 2012, 11:40 AM (0 replies)

Hah, I'm officially old I guess!

Went down to the OFA office to do my usual data entry job. They were re-arranging the furniture, bringing in some extra chairs and arranging them theater style, and that usually means a speaker or a video. The computer bank is off to one side, so I just kept at it since my furniture-moving days are far behind. After a bit, I shut down my computer as about 60 college kids swarmed in and chattered excitedly as we awaited our "guests".

Sure enough, in walked a group of 30ish people, one young lady and several young men. They spoke eloquently and passionately about why it's important to re-elect President Obama, sharing personal stories and exhorting their audience to volunteer with the campaign for at least an hour or two. Then they posed for a group photo with the delighted students, and delivered autographs to those who promised to volunteer.

After the hubbub died down and the furniture was put back, one of the other volunteers handed me a flier with pictures of those youngsters. Their names are Rachael Leigh Cook, Zachary Quinto, Benjamin McKenzie, and Nick Zano. I'm told they do movies and television. But I was impressed with their several presentations, their dedication to this campaign and their expressed love for the country. I'm thankful for them, but I still don't know who they are! Like I said, I'm old.

Here's a pic our office put on Facebook. I think I forgot one of the names, cut me some slack, okay?
Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Oct 27, 2012, 11:34 PM (14 replies)

The 'welcome' mat is out, the door is open.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sat Oct 27, 2012, 01:06 AM (2 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 09:14 PM (11 replies)

Political yard signs can be a target for vandals

Cindy Hoehne can’t figure out why someone would deface a campaign sign. The large Mitt Romney Colorado sign that Hoehne and her husband, Gene, tied down on their fence in front of their Windsor home earlier this month definitely spelled out who they were voting for. “We had no sooner put that up than a black SUV went roaring down the street and they were yelling obscenities, and I didn’t think too much of it at the time,” Cindy said. “I just thought, ‘There’s somebody that doesn’t like Romney.’ ”

My take:


Now that that's out of the way, it occurs to me that the vandals were, in this case, agreeing with the candidate's party. Republican rhetoric has become routinely hateful - of gays, of people of color, of women, of the 47%, of the sick and disabled, of teachers and firefighters, of union workers - and that hatred is often couched in "godly" expressions that are "informed by faith". Given the frequency and increasing stridency of such outbursts, the "God hates" painted on the sign could easily be construed as a frank statement of the GOP's latest motto.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 06:24 PM (5 replies)

Swing state

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Oct 26, 2012, 02:10 PM (0 replies)
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