Friday, May 30, 2008
Today, without a single election in between, the countdown looks like this:
Obama is only 41 delegates away from the 2026 needed to be nominated for the Democratic party. Tomorrow will be the DNC meeting to determine what to do about Florida and Michigan (My opinion? They knew the rules and consequences from the beginning, and broke the rules anyway. Not a single delegate should be seated. But maybe that's just the teacher in me talking).
Sunday is the primary election in Puerto Rico. I don't really understand why the U.S. territories get to vote in the primaries, because they don't get to vote in the general election in November. In fact, I don't really understand why the U.S. even HAS territories anymore.
The last two primaries are in Montana and South Dakota on Tuesday.
Hope it's all wrapped up by then!!!
(P.S. Go Obama!!)
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Instead, I rode my bike into work today. School's starting late all this week, so I took advantage of the super-nice weather and the extra time. It's about 5 miles and took me just under 30 minutes. I had to walk the last bit, though, because the school is up quite a steep hill. It was great! A bit hot on my ride home, but I stopped once to drink some water, and had no problem at all. Don't think I'll be biking in again tomorrow, though.
It was nice for a day, though!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Am I for torture, or am I against it? Am I for extending tax cuts, or am I against it? Do I know everything about economics, or do I know nothing? Am I trying to distance myself from Bush or show how much we're just the same (and I love him)?
John Kerry was slammed repeatedly for being a "waffler" in 2004. Even in this primary season, Mitt Romney was called a "flip-flopper." Hillary Clinton has been laughed at for royally misleading her listeners with her story about the visit to Bosnia. So, why isn't anybody paying attention to the fact that McCain can't remember what he said a week before? That he is totally attempting to pander? That he doesn't want to look foolish, nor does he want to lose his temper again in public, so he just makes things up, and accuses the questioner of having unreliable sources? Isn't this kind of a campaign-breaker?
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
Tue May 27, 2008 at 05:39:22 AM PDT
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE...
Hurricane season starts in five days. If the Grand Committee of Meterological Poobahs hasn’t come up with their list of names yet, may I suggest the following as a way of commemorating the greatest hits of the Bush administration in this, its final year:
Uranium from Africa
On second thought, that would really be unfair. To the hurricanes.
Note: To show that I am the ultimate uber-patriot in the whole country, I'm going to start wearing an American flag lapel pin. In my eye.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
As Americans, we dream of a President who is honest, personable, intelligent, and wise.
We want a leader with courage and integrity who has known the struggles of an everyday American. A lot of people have stopped believing that may even be possible.
I haven't stopped believing. I support Barack Obama because he is that leader.
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Well, my kids did AWESOME! I had a 95% pass rate (best World History rate in the school, whoo-whoo!), which means 86 of my 91 students know a bit about history. Super. I'm very proud of them :-)
Memorial Day coming up this weekend. We're going to a party on Saturday at the place of one of my honey's friends from back home. This guy throws bigger and bigger Memorial Day bashes every year, and this year is no exception. He actually has the band Weston playing in his backyard for this party. Whoa. Look them up. So... that should be pretty fun.
Other than that, only 4 weeks left of school! Wow, this year went fast. Guess it's cuz I had so much fun! :-)
And I'll leave you with this. Because how could I post without mentioning Obama? This is 101-year-old Myrtle Strong Enemy of the Crow Nation in Montana last week. A dedicated Obama-supporter? I think so.
Obama has now secured a majority of pledged delegates, and with 3 primary contests and just under 300 unpledged superdelegates remaining, it'll be a cinch to wrap up the nomination. Phew. This was a long road, but I'm happy with how it's going to be ending! Even if Michigan and Florida are seated according to Clinton's request, Obama will still have no problem getting the majority of delegates.
Bring it on, McCain! We Obama-fans are ready for November!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
I love my job! :-)
Thursday, May 08, 2008
Okay, you KNOW something fantastic is going on when House members are so excited to shake hands with a presidential candidate that they swarmed around him in the chamber, got autographs, and "maneuvered for face-time." The Congressmen and women were described as "star-struck;" a group of elementary-school students touring the House chamber squealed when they saw him and were described as more than just excited, but, “Like rock star excited.”
We can't help it, we love him!
Read about it here :-)
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Have you ever heard of your global footprint? Well, National Geographic just released a new calculator called the Greendex, to determine your individual level of "Sustainable Consumption." I think I did really well! Of course, I could ride my bike more often, but I still scored a 61 on their survey, well above the U.S. average. Click here to find out your Greendex. How do you rank?
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Hmm... even my own 14-year-old students can tell you that the League of Nations failed and was soon after REPLACED by a much more successful United Nations. Good one, man.
Monday, May 05, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Thursday, May 01, 2008
$6.90!!! A whopping $6.90 that could go, instead, to making sure bridges in Minnesota don't collapse.
Personally, I think we should be paying FAR more than a meager 18 cents per gallon. Here's Obama: