jadecat: (Hands)
When he calls you at work to gleefully inform you that Arlen Spector has changed teams. The Senator from Pennsylvania is turning into a Democrat.

(Once Franken gets seated that'll make 60)


Feb. 26th, 2009 08:50 pm
jadecat: (Ireland)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] razzle

Mostly posting so I don't lose it, and can show the hubby later.
jadecat: (Yes We Can)
Seen here...

Action Obama!


Especially after seeing the last picture...
jadecat: (RDJ-Oh Yeah)
It's now officially President Obama.

I'm just really excited about this. The man isn't perfect, and I doubt I will like everything he does. But at the same time- I'm just really, really looking forward to the next four years.

As Obama said in his speech- it's not going to be easy, we're going to have to work to make things better. But I have confidence that we can do it.

I wish I could have been at home to watch the inauguration, but no, had to be at work. I did covertly watch some of it via web-feeds. However, they were somewhat unreliable. I plan to go back and watch the videos tonight.

Did get to read the text of his speech- many of you were kind enough to post it in your journals. I enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty powerful. Despite what some pundits are now saying. ;)

I'm actually hopeful.
jadecat: (Hands)
I've watched the Keith Olberman comment- and love it.

Hubby and I were talking about this at lunch, and he proposed a different tactic- argue the banning of gay marriage as a violation of the First Amendment. Essentially- freedom to practice their religion.

There are churches that accept gay marriage, and that are willing to perform the ceremonies. Stating that gay marriage is illegal- violates their right to practice their religion.

We didn't have much of a chance to really discuss this idea, or if it was viable so- Thoughts?
jadecat: (Obama-Michigan)
Reasons, that he didn't know about, why my hubby likes Barack Obama:

• He collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics
• He is left-handed – the sixth post-war president to be left-handed
• He has read every Harry Potter book
• His desk in his Senate office once belonged to Robert Kennedy
• His favourite films are Casablanca and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
• He uses an Apple Mac laptop
• He drives a Ford Escape Hybrid, having ditched his gas-guzzling Chrysler 300

From The UK Telegraph- Barack Obama: The 50 facts you might not know
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Nov. 4th, 2008 08:32 am
jadecat: (Obama-Michigan)
I am pleased to say that I voted first thing this morning! :)

Hubby and I got to our polling place right around 6:45 am, and there was already a line. I turned in ballot 36!

jadecat: (Default)
Obama's Letter Was Answer To A Little Boy's Request

My favorite part: "Sometimes I get a little nervous before talking in front of a crowd, but Flat Stanley helped me practice the speech," Obama wrote. "He made me recite it in front of him and then even gave me some advice so the speech would go smoothly. Flat Stanley is really a great coach."


Oct. 22nd, 2008 01:51 pm
jadecat: (Default)
From this article

WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, "impetuous" Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier," the message said. "Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush."
jadecat: (Iron Man - LOL)
see more puppies

Also, the first video clip on this page...

Obama speaking at the Al Smith Dinner in New York (McCain in attendance) and MAN did he get some funny zingers in! OMG! To quote the website/his speech "the Democrat claimed his own "greatest strength would be my humility." (his greatest weakness is that it 'may be possible that he's a little too awesome'...)

Said Obama: "Contrary to the rumors you have heard, I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the planet Earth," a reference to Superman."

Makes me laugh!

Want one!
more animals


Oct. 16th, 2008 02:48 pm
jadecat: (Default)
Youtube clips I don't want to lose...

John Cleese Poem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19RiO30O9a8

Worst Person 10-15-08: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMd382c42sU
jadecat: (Default)
The man who became famous last night, may very well be regretting that he ever spoke to Obama...

The Joe file

"Two readers with access to the Ohio voter file say that Joe Wurzelbacher's inluence on this cycle will be limited in one way: He doesn't appear to be registered to vote.

(And yes, the freelance opposition research on Joe began before the debate ended.)"

And this amusing note:
Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher related to Charles “the Crook” Keating. Oops.

"Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher from the Toledo event is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Only Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan."

Okay, so the 'related' is a stretch, I'm still amused.
jadecat: (Default)
I loves me some John Cleese...

so I see [livejournal.com profile] robinskij's Python Fish with a video of John Cleese being asked about Sarah Palin...

John Cleese writes a poem for Keith Olberman
jadecat: (Obama-Michigan)
Every once in awhile I manage to forget that as I am a mere woman, my life and health are valueless... Except for that whole 'birthin' babies' thing.

Thank goodness there are men like John McCain to remind me.

jadecat: (Wedding)
My vacation started last Wednesday. It was hubby's and my 3rd wedding anniversary. :) However, he had to work the night before, and I had an appointment to get my CPAP that morning. So much of Wednesday was spent not celebrating, but sleeping, as I stayed up WAY too late the night before and ended up only getting about 4 hours of sleep. *laughs* We did go out to dinner to celebrate our actual anniversary- and that was very nice.

Thursday was slug day, we had debated going to Toledo and in the end I delayed. My head was bugging me big time, and I didn't think I would enjoy wandering with it. However, there was much time spent with my dearest, which was the point of the vacation... Being me, I had a little song I would break out into "We're on baycation... we're _____ " filling in the blank (...goin' to the zoo, ... staying at a hotel), and yes, it's baycation, just go with me. I did reserve a room for us at a hotel in Toledo, booked boarding for the Kyle-dog, and got directions from Google Maps on how to get to each point we wanted to visit, AND home).

Friday we took Kyle in, went out for breakfast, then got ourselves packed, left extra food for the cats, and headed out. Luckily we had only just gotten to the car when I realized that I had left the directions upstairs... Directions retrieved, and we were on our way!

The first stop was The Toledo Museum of Art". Lovely place, I've been there before, but not for like 6 years... (Whoa... I remember it was the December before hubby and I got together, so almost 7 years. Wow.) We headed in and spent the next several hours gazing at painting after painting, and some decorative pieces (tables, fireplace mantles, etc). There were works by Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Sargent, and on and on. My feet got tired of walking before my eyes got tired of looking! One very funny, to me, note. There is a section of the museum devoted to Sacred Art. In this area is The Cloister- it's a center courtyard with pillars forming the square. Each side represents a different style of arch used in the building of cloisters. At one point I happened to look across the square and saw a nun wandering around. I HAD to point this out to hubby, who was also amused. No nuns in the entire place until we were in the Cloister. Then a whole gaggle of them showed up. I was very amused, but it did make me feel a bit more irreverent. *grins* Then there were the groups of teens, talking very loudly... We tried to keep a gallery or so ahead of them. At the gift shop I was good- I only bought a couple postcards of my favorite pieces, and a pair of very pretty glass earrings.

Finally, aching feet won and we headed to the car to find our way to the hotel. The directions were good, but the signage... not so much. Especially trying to find parking... But we prevailed! Found an underground lot, parked the car and headed in. The place was somewhat disappointing initially. It wasn't terribly clean, and rather shabby, but it looked like they were doing some renovations. The elevator we took up to our room had a sticky floor, but at the time I was more amused than anything else. Being determined to be in a good mood can work! so we get to the room and upon inspection find out that the coffee maker doesn't have a carafe. However, we had 'splurged' on the junior executive suite that came with a jacuzzi big enough for two... So the room wasn't a total loss. ;)

Bright and early the next day we were off to The Toledo Zoo. Again, we found the zoo easily enough, but parking was another story.. See, we came in the 'back' side thanks to Google Maps, which actually worked to our advantage, once we got turned around and into the parking lot. *grins* There will be a picture post later- I took so many pictures at the zoo that the camera battery almost died! I won't post all of them though. *laughs* The weather was perfect for wandering around the zoo- not too hot, bit of a wind, but most of the animals were active.

It was just a lot of fun, and a wonderful way to celebrate hubby's and my anniversary. It was really nice to just get away for a little while. We both commented when we got home that it felt like we'd been gone much longer than just one day. A good vacation sign I think. Now however I have a cold... one that I've kindly shared with the hubby (or he shared with me?).

Too cool. 106-year-old voter chooses Obama

Look, a dragon:
Adopt one today!
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I happen to think this is pretty cool. Obama's campaign is reaching out to the deaf community


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