Monday, September 29, 2008

From the Big Chair

The first debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator John McCain took place last Friday and I don't know about you, but there was no game changer for me. Supposedly McCain was to trounce the Bouncing O on a multitude of topics. However, what I saw was a candidate that was in "repeat" mode. Citing those knowledgeable sound bytes from stump speeches and past wanderings from his various campaign stops. I was also mystified at this "elder statesman's" body language which telegraphed all sorts of questionable signals. The nod goes to Mr. Obama who bullet pointed, outlined, and qualified himself as not only knowledgeable but certainly presidential. I'm through with those "experience" slings and arrows because after this debate, it's all about leadership and commanding the issues. No one could avoid the talking pundits who have analyzed this thing to death. I have to agree that Senator Obama may seem aloof and almost just to damn cool to deal with this pot boiler of a country. But I'm basically convinced that his tempermeant as well as intelligence would be comforting in this stifling atmosphere. Even though I don't expect him to get much done in his first term, I think that he'll give it his all and then some.

Oh Sarah!: Well it seems that the maybe the wheels may be coming off the McPalin band waggon, as some conservatives are having second thoughts about the Alaska Gov. Mrs. Palin's painful interview with Katie Couric and all those photo ops with world leaders whom seemed to want to bask in her afterglow, rather than discuss anything of substance has started a micro chorus calling for Palin to take a bow and move on. It's been reported that Mrs. P is secluded at Camp Mac in Arizona, taking a crash course in everything political in lieu of her much anticipated debate with Obama mouthpiece and pit bull, Senator Joe Biden. It's gonna be a doozie and maybe a game changer in itself. I've still got some cheese dip and chips left over for this next outing, perhaps I'll need some Kleenex as well.

Cash-O-Rama: Does anyone get the Bailout? It's about the bell weather "They," that's those credit issuers, brokers, Wall Street whiz kids, insurance people and all the ilk that has done some bad business without much regulation. Meanwhile, a beleaguered President Bush and whom ever left in his administration is doing a Mr. Magoo. Stating that they didn't realize that this thing has gotten to this point nor did they expect that all this funny money shigity would eventually catch up to the mighty USA economy. Oh Really now? The latest incarnation of this measure has the funds being piece mealed out starting with a mere 250 Billion to start with other details still being hammered out as we go to edit. I'm suspect at this latest cash dash and of all those involved.I feel like some one's trying to pic pocket me to the tune of $3000.00, which is suppose to be each citizens share. I'm furthermore cautious that both Obama and McCain are being swift boated into supporting this shoddy deal at the hands of Congress and others. If you are concerned, and most likely you should. Here's some stuff you can do:

1. Call or e-mail Senator Obama. Tell him he does not need to be sitting there trying to help prop up Bush and Cheney and the mess they've made. Tell him we know he has the smarts to slow this thing down and figure out what's the best route to take. Tell him the rich have to pay for whatever help is offered. Use the leverage we have now to insist on a moratorium on home foreclosures, to insist on a move to universal health coverage, and tell him that we the people need to be in charge of the economic decisions that affect our lives, not the barons of Wall Street.
2. Take to the streets. Participate in one of the hundreds of quickly-called demonstrations that are taking place all over the country (especially those near Wall Street and DC).
3. Call your Representative in Congress and your Senators. (click here to find their phone numbers). Tell them what you told Senator Obama.

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