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Yesterday afternoon I bought new shoes, two pairs of shorts, and two bathing suit tops last night at Dillards. I keep waiting for the markdowns of the markdowns when I can truly go crazy. I desperately needed nicer flip flops for work, though, and the bathing suits and shorts were ridiculously cheap.

After shopping, I made dinner for the fam last night. Salmon grilled on cedar planks, ditalini with red pepper, garlic & spinach, and a salad. Everything came out pretty amazingly. I love cooking for other people. I miss it.

Oh, plus I got to talk to Brian. We hadn't talked for a bit, and we had to play catch-up on each other's lives. I hadn't realized just how much I missed him.

I've been working on my Obama paper for the past two days, and I'm up to 564 words. She said "at least 1000 but if you do everything you're supposed to, it'll be around 2000." I'm focusing on one aspect of his campaign (bringing integrity back) and there's only so many times and ways I can say the same thing. Especially without sounding biased.

I've got a pretty bad sore throat today. It started last night and it was NOT helped by the broken sleep I got. I had to keep getting up to let Jack in and out of the doggy door because apparently he still hasn't mastered that, and kept whining at the door. I just have to open the door a tiny bit and then he'll go through, but I thought eventually he would go through by himself, but he didn't, so the incessant whining kept me awake. And then of course he and Padfoot had to bark outside forever, and then come in and run around. I know they're just being dogs, and Padfoot is happy to have a friend, but it's very frustrating when you're sick and trying to sleep.

Today is Sam's birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY jitrbug52!

She's 25 today! We are going out to celebrate. I won't even be out of class until 10 pm, but I'll go hang out with everyone afterwards. Here's hoping I don't still feel like crap at that point.

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tevarin
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
If you can only think of 564 words on him, maybe he's not all that:)

I'm practicing up to be Ron Paul at the Thanksgiving debate.
thisgirliknow
Nov. 13th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
I'm up to 1400 and still going.
subjectivity
Nov. 13th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
yeeesh. You don't really like Ron Paul, do you?
thisgirliknow
Nov. 13th, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
he's playing devil's advocate to convince dad NOT to vote for him.. cause dad likes him.
subjectivity
Nov. 13th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
ew! what?
thisgirliknow
Nov. 13th, 2007 06:27 pm (UTC)
Chabad supports him.
(Anonymous)
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
http://senate.ontheissues.org/Ron_Paul.htm

I like some of his positions. He's as good as Dodd or Obama and more credible than Hillary on restoring the Constitution, ending the Patriot Act, ending torture, rendition, warrantless spying, etc.

He's saner about the failed "War on Drugs" than most Democrats, and he's got a better view on gay rights: Keep government out of the business of defining marriage, kick out soldiers (gay or straight) only if their sexual behavior disrupts the unit. I like his opposition to affirmative action, and his stand for gun ownership rights.

In a hypothetical matchup between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, I'd vote for Paul. Paul over Huckabee or Tancredo. Maybe even Paul vs. Giuliani.

But I'd vote for Dodd or Obama or Hillary or Edwards over Paul because I think many of his other policies are either bad or downright crazy. I don't like his denial of the right to abortion. I think he goes too far valuing private property over environmental protection. I think his economic plans to get rid of the federal reserve and go to a gold standard are foolish and risky in the extreme. I worry about all the support he's getting from the right-wing militia movement.

I love that Paul is in this election, because I think he shows just how hypocritical and false Bush and the rest of the Republican field are. I'm looking forward to playing him in a debate because I like his reputation for honesty and contrariness. But I don't want him to be President.





tevarin
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
whoops
anonymous comment is me.
tevarin
Nov. 13th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
http://senate.ontheissues.org/Ron_Paul.htm

I like some of his positions. He's as good as Dodd or Obama and more credible than Hillary on restoring the Constitution, ending the Patriot Act, ending torture, rendition, warrantless spying, etc.

He's saner about the failed "War on Drugs" than most Democrats, and he's got a better view on gay rights: Keep government out of the business of defining marriage, kick out soldiers (gay or straight) only if their sexual behavior disrupts the unit. I like his opposition to affirmative action, and his stand for gun ownership rights.

In a hypothetical matchup between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, I'd vote for Paul. Paul over Huckabee or Tancredo. Maybe even Paul vs. Giuliani.

But I'd vote for Dodd or Obama or Hillary or Edwards over Paul because I think many of his other policies are either bad or downright crazy. I don't like his denial of the right to abortion. I think he goes too far valuing private property over environmental protection. I think his economic plans to get rid of the federal reserve and go to a gold standard are foolish and risky in the extreme. I worry about all the support he's getting from the right-wing militia movement.

I love that Paul is in this election, because I think he shows just how hypocritical and false Bush and the rest of the Republican field are. I'm looking forward to playing him in a debate because I like his reputation for honesty and contrariness. But I don't want him to be President.





subjectivity
Nov. 13th, 2007 11:39 pm (UTC)
He also would do some pretty scary things with health care. Eliminate FDA oversight of dietary supplements, abolish vaccinations, get rid of Medicare and Medicaid and welfare in general. Probably get rid of CDC. His "health freedom" principles would certainly free us from health. But none of that will matter, because our earth would only last a few more years anyway once he gets his hands on it and lets the free market supersede environmental policy.

His "gay rights" views stop before allowing gay people to adopt, by the way.


I think he's an irresponsible radical. His ideas are interesting in _theory_ but heaven help us if he ever actually had the power to implement any of them.
tevarin
Nov. 14th, 2007 02:07 am (UTC)
I need to read more on his health care policies. Would it be so bad if the FDA was replaced by a private group like Underwriters Laboratories?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underwriters_Laboratories

After the Vioxx screw-up and all the politicizing of emergency contraception drugs under Bush, I'm less inclined to give the FDA the benefit of the doubt.

Thanks for the heads-up on the gay adoption thing. Points off for Paul.

subjectivity
Nov. 14th, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
I don't think that private organizations should be responsible for doing the job of the government. Because, frankly, it's NOT their responsibility and they can't be held to the same accountability. For things that affect public health and safety, I think the government should be in charge.

I'm not saying that they couldn't do a good job as a contractor or that their work isn't useful. But the FDA could do the job it's designed to do if it had the resources (and had the support of the president). Besides, speaking as a contractor, and I know you are one too, contracting is expensive!
silicon_jesus
Nov. 14th, 2007 07:43 am (UTC)
So, I will probably sound really stupid asking this, but I never saw a post explaining how Jack came along? Is he a permanent addition or just temporary?
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