On my Facebook newsfeed, a post popped up of a youtube commercial for Congressman Alan West. Asking for donations, misusing the whole "God" thing to his advantage, though I would say from many of his previous statements and actions, he doesn't seem to be that christian-like. These next two months are going to be incredibly nasty and ugly. This is not going to be a pretty election. How could it be? There is so much at stake. It is going to be very difficult for those voters that only listen to one side to determine the truth. If you only read the New York Post, it's a problem. If you only read the New York Times, same thing. Read more than one paper. Watch a bit of everything. Tell your kids to find out where the candidates stand for themselves. Every election is important but somehow this feels more dire, more urgent, more important. Gain knowledge! You will feel empowered!!
The Democratic National Convention had its finale last night. What a night! Everyone gave great speeches. They felt authentic and from the heart and the gut. I love Dr. Jill Biden. I think her students are very lucky to have her as a teacher and I am only sorry that we don't get to see her more. I have said it before, and I will say it again, I love Joe Biden. Always have. I think he is the real deal and not full of it at all. His life story is rich with hardships and triumphs. Every time I hear about his tragic loss of his first wife and child and what he did to come back, it brings a tear to my eye. Then, Michelle Obama came out on stage to cheers and claps to introduce her husband. President Barack Obama walked out on the stage, cool as always, and made an incredible speech. Taking responsibility for what has gone well and what hasn't. How refreshing. The President paid great homage to the military and their families. They deserve it so. The Democratic National Convention gave us speeches that will be replayed for years to come. The Republican Convention gave us Clint Eastwood. Still no one from the Romney camp was fired....
Sidebars: It's Friday, the kids are back in school everywhere now. The schedule is back. The weather is still warm here but can feel Fall in the air sometimes. The leaves are brown and falling already. Enjoy your weekends. Keep breathing. Keep reading. Keep listening.
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