Thursday, February 21, 2008

Getting away

I was fortunate enough to spend the last few days in NYC. Each year someone gets to go to the Association of Towns conference in the NY Hilton. It is a great place to learn about town government. All kinds of classes are offered for elected officials and government employees to learn more about their jobs.
I plan on getting away every month or 2 from now on, it refreshes you and allows you to get back into life and do the things you want to do. I can't wait for my turn to come again. I still have lots to learn about government.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

What is this Super Delegate thing?

I have been paying attention to the talk about Super Delegates, it doesn't sound good to me.
The delegates are not elected by the people, or are they required to vote the way the voters indicate. They are free to vote for anyone they want to, regardless. They have no obligation to anyone.
One of the Super Delegates is Bill Clinton, the husband of Hillary. Isn't that a conflict?, there is no doubt how he will vote, and many of the other delegates are friends or cohorts of the Clintons.
Are we being naive or not when we use that word democracy? And 20% of the delegates are Super Delagates, that is enough to control the process. WOW

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Life goes on.

Super Tuesday has come and gone. We listened to the hours of campaigning, we donated our money and we voted as all good citizens should. Barack Obama just said on tv, " this was only one battle to fight, we have many more to fight". That means we have many more hours of campaigning to listen to, many more commercials to listen to.
Our next tax bill will be much higher than we think it should be, the one after that, the same thing. We will continue to pay the high prices for gas, oil, groceries, and necessities. We will continue to think those in Washington could care less about us.
Hillary Clinton just gave her campaign $5 million dollars for a job which she could only make a salary of $1.6 million on, isn't that a little strange.
Corporations are running the country right now, and Hillary is either on the board of one of the largest corporations or has been for many years. Could there possibly be any connection there.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Today is the day!!!

For all of the candidates today is a big day. For those who don't have a chance to win the nomination of their party they will have strong reasons why they don't need to do this anymore. For those who are front runners, it encourages them to work harder because the big event will come up in November.
I am again disappointed with the fact that I have no clear choice. Some of the candidates are not strong choices, some on the ballot today are definitely masters of deception, and even with the solid records of unfavorable behavior and such, they are trying to fool all of the people all of the time.
God Bless the voter, may we make the right choice today.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

A great town

I am up early this morning. As I sit at the computer it is quiet, no snowblowers, no cars racing by. It gives you time to think. I just read the article in the Post Star about the Corinth Wesleyan Church having a special service to help Natalie Collura.
Corinth has a history of gathering together to help someone in need, it has been going on for as many years as I have lived in the town, which is 70 years. We have a few faults, but when someone is in trouble the town really shines and circles the wagons to help out the one in trouble.
Natalie, our prayers are with you and your family as you go thru this trying time. And Corinth keep up the good work.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Looking forward

This is an unusual weekend, we are looking forward to the Super Bowl, one of the biggest sports events in the sporting world. We no more than get thru that and we have Super Tuesday, one of the big events in the political world. What a Super weekend.

Friday, February 01, 2008

No kidding!

I have not posted on my blog in quite some time. My website is getting neglected also. I bought a new computer and my software was not legal anymore. I recently purchased the software to get back in touch with the site so very soon I will be back at it updating my 2 blog sites and my webpage It will be good to get back into it. I will try to update much more often.

I was watching tv the other day and someone mistakenly made the remark,, "we will have an election very soon". They left themselves wide open on that one. The return remark was of course " Oh, I hadn't noticed". It seems nothing else on TV is important except who is going to be elected in November. You have to wonder what the real deep down reasons anyone would run for the top office in the land. Is it money, or power or both? The job ages you like nothing else in life, except cancer. It places on your shoulders a pressure you have to wonder how anyone can cope with. You are attacked for almost everything you do and praised not nearly enough.

I would be happy if we could change things so we didn't have to vote for the lesser of 2 evils every time. it seems for a job as important as the job of president is we would be able to say, "I really like this or that person, I think they would make a good President. I heard someone say this morning, if one certain person called me and wanted me to hire them for a job, with all the problems they have had in life, I would certainly not even consider them because without question there will be more problems. It doesn't work that way. If the money is there they can go on with the campaign and nothing else matters. Too bad!!!!