Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This is the house at 1026 N. 4th St., Watertown, Wisconsin. A simple, single story house with overgrown bushes and weathered exterior. A 90s vintage Pontiac with a broken plastic fender sits in the gravel driveway.
You really have to wonder. What exactly was that this unfortunate person read or heard that lead to this conclusion? And what was it about this person's education and upbringing and values that processed that information to arrive at this statement?
It's boggles the mind of a rational thinking individual. But clearly not the irrational. Just what exactly does this person think will happen if in fact, Senator Obama is the anti-christ?
What kind of world do these deluded people think they're living in?
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
A cruise ship from the Norwegian Cruise Lines at port in downtown Hamilton, Bermuda. I wish this picture could convey just how large this ship was, and I hear this isn't even in the largest class of modern cruise ship, because it wouldn't fit in the harbor otherwise.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I've resisted political oriented posts for the last couple of weeks, but I think this video stands out as a beacon of how to conduct a rational discourse. I have admired General Powell for many years; he was III Corps Commanding General during the time I was with the 1st Infantry Division in Kansas, and followed his career as he went to theater command in Germany and then to the Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the first Gulf War. His bona fides are without question.
What makes this video outstanding is that General Powell, in seven minutes and without notes, provides a clear and succinct critique of both campaigns and the strengths and weaknesses of both candidates. He then summarizes it all as he announces he will vote for Senator Obama.
It was all very good, but the best part comes at about 4:45 in. For all the bluster and the right's attempts to impose its own definition of "patriotism", General Powell reminds us all of what a true patriot really is. Thank you, General Powell.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Those who have been following "This Blog Title For Sale" for the last 3-plus years know that I have been to some really neat place and some not-so-neat places. Last week I had the special opportunity to visit our first international client. In Bermuda. It was a great trip, but with an inauspicious start. This rain shower had just moved off the island as we made our final approach into the airport.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
PolitiFact | A radical Ayers allegation
In short, this was a mainstream foundation funded by a mainstream, Republican business leader and led by an overwhelmingly mainstream, civic-minded group of individuals. Ayers' involvement in its inception and on an advisory committee do not make it radical – nor does the funding of programs involving the United Nations and African-American studies.
This attack is false, but it's more than that – it's malicious. It unfairly tars not just Obama, but all the other prominent, well-respected Chicagoans who also volunteered their time to the foundation. They came from all walks of life and all political backgrounds, and there's ample evidence their mission was nothing more than improving ailing public schools in Chicago. Yet in the heat of a political campaign they have been accused of financing radicalism. That's Pants on Fire wrong.