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Election Night Hot Spots…

What’s up with those not so red anymore states?  That seems to be the question on everyone’s minds. 

I live in one of them, Virginia.  I actually just made what I assume is my last volunteer effort for the Obama-Biden/Warner/Connolly tickets today.  A last minute literature drop on doors.  Now this should have been quick and painless.  It’s a door hang and you are out…however I didn’t make it till about 5:30 PM.  UGH!  Have you ever tried to find houses in the dark?  It’s not a good time!  We did manage to finish our packet, and I’m calling it a wrap.  I hope it was enough. 

States to keep an eye on:  Virginia, Georgia, and Indiana.  All will have numbers out early.  All three were thought to be Republican strongholds.  Virignia is showing Barack Obama with about an 8 point lead (depending on your poll), and the other two states are close.  We NEED one to go blue!!  Two would be great!  And three would mean I could pop open a bottle of super cheap champagne, drink a fair amount, go to bed, and then wake up on November 5th with a hangover, but delighted.

So go vote Virginia!  I want my home state to be the first “red state” to be a “blue state” tomorrow night!!!;_ylt=AsFdVlfYWzWQ5oDTJ5uuMuBp24cA

Joe Biden: Deep in “Republican” Territory
November 3, 2008, 9:08 pm
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Apparently Joe Biden has been venturing deep into what has typically been thought of as unwinable for the Democrats.  These areas area rural and midsized communities not thought of as Democratic strong holds.  But Joe Biden has been out stumping hard these last couple of days.  Apparently these areas are pretty receptive to Joe Biden and Barack Obama.  Oh, Joe, say it isn’t so…hahahaha!!

It’s NOT too Late!!

I’m off to do one last Obama-Biden/Warner/Connolly canvas.  Dropping literature, reminding people to vote.  Follow the link below to get involved!  We need you!  If you live in a battleground state, come on…change the world…one vote at a time!

I liked the following video so much, I’ve posted it again!  Watch it!  Then get up off your couch and make some calls or do some canvassing!!

Dishonest John Strikes Again
November 1, 2008, 5:07 pm
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Okay so there has been a lot of grumbling about who gets tax cuts under the Obama Biden tax plan.  Let me make it clear…

If you make up to $250,000 a year (as a family) you will not see a tax increase.

If you make less than $200,000 (as a family) a year you will will get a tax cut.

And incase you are still wondering, most American families make less than 250,000 a year. 

That’s pretty clear to me.  Perhaps John McCain can’t hear well in his old age, and that’s why he’s confused.  I think Sarah Palin is just confused…you know, unable to grasp reality!  But hey, we are talking about the people who want to tax your health care benefits!

On College: Obama and Biden say YES YOU CAN!!

Obama/Biden Higher Education Plan

  • Create the American Opportunity Tax Credit: Obama and Biden will make college affordable for all Americans by creating a new American Opportunity Tax Credit. This universal and fully refundable credit will ensure that the first $4,000 of a college education is completely free for most Americans, and will cover two-thirds the cost of tuition at the average public college or university and make community college tuition completely free for most students. Recipients of the credit will be required to conduct 100 hours of community service.
  • Simplify the Application Process for Financial Aid: Obama and Biden will streamline the financial aid process by eliminating the current federal financial aid application and enabling families to apply simply by checking a box on their tax form, authorizing their tax information to be used, and eliminating the need for a separate application.

Taxes…Obama and Biden Save Me….


Try out the tax calculator.  Under McCain’s tax plan we’d save about $100.  That might pay my gas for a month..and that might is a big if!  Guess I don’t make enough money for McCain to lower my tax bill.

This one’s for mom…
October 8, 2008, 3:05 pm
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So I asked my mother today what she thought of my blog.  She sat quietly, I could tell she was trying to find the right words.  Exact quote, “You are really out there.”  “A little sarcastic.”  and then “You tell it like it is.”  So I guess that’s mom’s version of a compliment!  haha..sorry mom. 

Not much I can say except, yeah I’m a little sarcastic at times.  And a little angry.  Actually a little more than a little angry! 

So on a lighter note I took my eight year old daughter out campaigning with me this weekend.  We went door to door for the Obama-Biden ticket, Mark Warner, and Gerry Connolly.  I try to take her with me when I do this stuff for a number of reasons but the two main reasons are:  1.  I work all week so I like to do activities together and 2.  I want her to grow up knowing you can make a difference.

So off we went, her on a scooter and me on foot.  We’ve hit about 15 doors before someone finally answers.  A young lady answers her door and says, “I’m leaning McCain because my parents are Republican, but I don’t really know anything and need to get informed.” 

I’m thinking yippee here’s my chance.  So I start listing off my reasons…GI Bill expansion being number one.  John McCain (see mom I didn’t even change his name or add snarky comments here) voted against Senator Webb’s proposal to increase the GI Bill and allow military members to pass it to their families.  I say, “I’m a vet and that’s why it is important to me.”  Well my eight year old who has been sitting quietly on the step looks up and says “You’re not a vet.” 

I’m not even kidding!  I turn and look at her as my temperature is rising and my face is turning red and say, “Hello, was mommy in the US Navy for 4 years?”  My eight year old looks at me completely uninterested and says, “Oh.”  Now I have no idea what the lady at the door is doing because I’m so focused on my child.  I finally look back and go through the rest of my reasons (women’s rights, education, economy, etc.).  As I’m wrapping up my eight year old pipes up again, “All right, all right.  Enough already.  I think she gets it.”

At this point I think my head is going to explode.  I’m quite sure there is steam coming out of my ears.  I quickly wrap it up, hand her the literature, grab the kid, and stalk off.  All the while telling my eight year old she may never get to watch tv again!  I’m sure somehow Hanna Montanna is to blame for this behavior. 

I’m also thinking the lady at the door has to think I am a liar, I clearly have no credibility, my eight year old thinks I should shut up, and she’s definitely voting for McCain now.  Sorry Senators Obama and Biden!

What I’m thinking now is the Obama children are young…I wonder if they too have these funny moments with their children! is the best place for your personal blog or business site.