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Fellow Americans, today is the day to decide on the future of our country!! It’s an amazing  privilege to be able to vote and I encourage each of you to get ready and make your final decision.  If you’re still undecided, you better hurry!

I think both candidates have something good to offer, and either way it goes, it’s really not going to be the end of the world. The sun will still come up and spring will return. People make it out to be so black-and-white and it’s just not that…there’s so many shades of gray.

I am very excited for this election and can’t wait for it all to be over. And for the country to move on.

And in other news, dh started jury duty for the month yesterday (he could get called up any day to go into be on the jury, unless he’s able to get out of it). I would laugh, but I’m afraid if I do, next month will be my turn. So I’ll give him my condolences and move on 🙂

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I couldn’t come up with anything creative to say today, so I stole a post my husband wrote on one of his blogs.

What if they were true? Would it really make a difference, or is Obama too much of a savior in people’s eyes to see the truth?

I’m thinking that Obama could produce his birth certificate from Kenya and he would still get elected. People would say, “Why does it matter?” The sheeple in this country that listen to the elitist media are going to vote for him regardless of the truth.

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Have you heard the complaining about Sarah Palin’s expenses on clothes, makeup and hair? $150K on her and her family.

“The clothing purchases have raised questions about the propriety of using party money for such expenses. The Republican National Committee said the clothes belong to the committee, while John McCain’s campaign said the clothing would go to a “charitable purpose” after the campaign. It also sought to deflect the issue by criticizing the media attention.”

To me, it’s such a silly and desperate thing to whine about. Oh, boo-hoo, she tries to look nice. She’s in the public eye! What’s she supposed to do, shop at Goodwill and get her hair done at SuperCuts?? Even if she shopped at moderate places and spent less, there would be people criticizing that and others saying if she had the money, why not.

It’s not the Dems that donated money to the party’s finances, so why are they complaining?

But it’s not just her…”If Palin’s $2,500 Valentino jacket seems expensive, consider that Barack Obama wears Hart Schaffner Marx suits that retail for about $1,500. John McCain consistently wears $520 Salvatore Ferragamo loafers, while Vanity Fair editors estimated that one outfit worn by Cindy McCain cost $313,100, including diamond earrings and pearl necklace.”

I think it’s all just a bunch of nit-picking. It’s really absurd. I don’t give a rat’s rear how much our future president/vp’s shoes cost. If I had their money I’d buy the same stuff!!

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We got a letter in the mail from one of the political parties asking for support. The opening line was, “To say this is a critically important election year would surely be an understatement.”

When was the last election that wasn’t important? And this one is really “critical?” Hmmm…I can think of 4 right off the top of my head that were probably more critical to this country than this one.

Let’s start with our first President…Wasn’t putting a strong, well-known, well-loved man critical to the strong foundation of our country?

How about the election between Lincoln and McClellan during the Civil War? McClellan was against emancipation of the slaves.

Great Depression ring a bell? It was Roosevelt against an Alfred Smith. But Hoover wanted to stay in the White House to work through the Depression. He said Roosevelt was an extremist and would ruin the country.

Then there was 1944 during WWII between Dewey and Roosevelt. Once again, an election in the middle of a war.

I’m sure if I did a little research I could come up with a couple more that I would deem more critical than this one. Yeah, I know this one’s big…major companies have just filed bankruptcy. The government bailed out one (another story!) and the stock market is not exactly pretty at the moment. We’ve got troops that need to come home.  But this is a far cry from Civil War, the Great Depression and World War 2!

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So now in the political realm there’s a big stink about Sarah Palin running because she has kids.

Since when did the Democrats think women should stay at home all the time??  They’ve held a strong point of women being able to work and raise a family. It’s typically Repubs that have the conservative view of women staying home with kids.

One example they’re using is with her 17 year old daughter getting pregnant.  (I guess my mom would be a terrible mom, too, since I got pregnant at 18!) They say she can’t be an effective VP with all the troubles of motherhood.

Democrats are worried. They thought they had the edge with a woman running for president, and now it’s obvious that Hillary’s flopped. So they have to go sling some mud at the Republicans. It can’t be both ways, but somehow they (D) want it to be. Talk about flip-flop.  “We can do it, but you can’t!”

She IS married. There’s plenty of stay-at-home dads. I’m sure her husband would take a huge share. How could he not? He’s going to be under the spotlight as much as she is. People (I for one) are curious what he’ll be doing to support his wife and what he thinks about the whole thing.

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Holy smokes! I predicted Leiberman, but I’m glad I’m wrong.

She’s Sarah Palin, 44 years old, the governor of Alaska, a mom of 5…the oldest in the military and the youngest a baby with Down’s. I could go on, but I’m sure you’ll hear about her if you haven’t already. This is huge.

I’m thrilled. I love many of the things she stands for (anti-abortion, anti-big government) and I think it was a great move of McCain. Hillary has pretty much no chance of taking office anymore, so people that would vote for her just because she’s a woman may vote for McCain/Palin. Yeah, not a good reason to vote for someone, but as I say IRL, “People are sheep.”

No, she doesn’t have a lot of experience, but what does Obama have? IMO, Obama’s as popular as he is because he’s incredibly charismatic, young, and half-black. I think having a half-black president would be great for the country as far as racial divide goes, but that’s no reason to vote for someone. Just like the female issue. He doesn’t have experience like McCain does and his head is in the clouds. I don’t think he’d get as many things done as he thinks he could…he’s a little overly optimistic.  Anyway, I digress…

She’s the first female runningmate for the presidency…and if they win, or Obama wins, this is hugely historical. Especially if McCain doesn’t make it full term, which a lot of people are worried about. She could actually be the first female VP and then President.

I’m very excited. I’m really looking forward to seeing her more and hearing more of what she stands for. And I can’t wait to go vote!

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I really, really find something I read today amusing. 😀

Barack Obama’s new book, “Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama‘s Plan to Renew America’s Promise”, is coming out Sept. 9th. This is a policy book! Hah!

I find this amusing because now we have a book to pull out when a Dem flip-flops on a topic–we can go back and see what his POV was 2 weeks ago.

Of course, many will see this as a great thing, and I can see why. People that love Obama will enjoy reading some of his speeches that are in the book and can get a better understanding on where he wants to go as future president. Back in 1992, Clinton and Gore released “Putting People First,” a book of their plans that actually did very well and stayed that way for awhile even after they were elected into office. So I’m guessing that Obama’s will do well, too. So much of the world’s eyes are on him right now.

I guess I’m just not the type to buy a policy book. However, if Rice wrote one, I could see myself reading it.

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