Monday, October 18, 2004

Republican Family Values

So, today at work, this woman comes up to the counter with her young son (around 4 or 5?). She's wearing an F$U baby doll top with a button that says "The First Family" and has a picture of Dumbya and the lady who was stupid enough to marry him. (Hello, can you please be wearing anything else to make me dislike you more?!?!) Anyway, she says she's mailing a package to her mother. On the package are several Bush-Cheney stickers and she asks me if it's okay to mail such things. "It's a free country," I felt like replying. The son asks why she's mailing such a thing when grandma is for John Kerry. "It's just a joke," the mother replies. "Why does grandma like Kerry?" the kid later says, to no response from the mother. Finally, as I'm wrapping up the transaction, the kid says, "You know, I don't think I like grandma." Nice. Republican family values at thier finest. The citizens of Williston are doomed!

Monday, October 11, 2004

Vote for Change!

Just got back from a gathering down at Vision Farm in McIntosh. We saw parts of the "Vote for Change" concert in Washington, DC. Let's hope there will be change November 2nd (there, Eddie Vedder, I got the date right!), as I saw many, many people out there who are hoping for it. Kathleen, in the future, if you need a techy-type guy, please let me know in advance and I'll be more than happy to volunteer my services. :-)

G'night all...until next time.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

Back after a long absence...

Well, things have certainly changed much since my last post on here. We've had two hurricanes pass through Gainesville, each knocking down two sizeable pine trees in our backyard. Needless to say, playing Paul Bunyan almost everyday gets quite old. We purchased a chainsaw the week before Jeanne roared though here and the log-clearing job is well underway. I just hope we can finish before they stop hauling off all of the oversized logs.

I've been meaning to go canvassing sometime soon, but my schedule has simply not allowed for it. Getting every voter out of the polls this election season is vital, though. I hope to get to canvas soon for the likes of Kerry/Edwards, Dave Bruderly (for congress) and Betty Castor (for senate). Betty will be here in Gainesville this Friday for a fundraiser.

Speaking of public appearances, we haven't been short on those lately despite the hurricane stuff that's taken up most of our time. Michael Moore was here last Monday night speaking to a packed house at the O'Connell Center (12,000+!!!). Then, the effervescent Dick Cheney appeared at our local Harley Davidson dealership last Wednesday. Finally, The Dave Matthews Band sold out the O'Connell Center with their "Vote for Change Tour" stop here with Ben Harper, Jurassic 5, and others.

There's also a slew of great people who have been fighting the good fight leading up to the November 2nd election. Dave Bruderly, whom I mentioned above, has his own blog about current events. If you're in the Sixth Congressional District in Florida, hopefully you'll give him your vote:

Bruderly For Congress

That's about it for now. I believe I will at least get some refreshments together and take them down to the local Kerry/Edwards's the least I can do towards bringing some semblance of our country back again.

Ta-ta for now. I'll try not to be such a stranger...