Thursday, August 28, 2008

Is it Really a Cover-Up?

Recently I read an article that Senator John Edwards would not be attending the Democratic National Convention, and is in fact, pretty much keeping a low profile since the revelation of his affair. In this article, it said that there are some Democrats who actually condemn Elizabeth for taking a role in her husband's "cover-up" for his political (and her prestigious) gains.

Cover-up? Please - what cover-up? This is/was a private matter between Edwards, his wife and family - not his supporters, not the press, and especially not the democratic party machine.

I can fully understand the disappointment, the betrayal, and even the anger towards a man who potentially could have been our President and because of this revelation, could have cost great damage to the party and the country with a scandal. And yes, when you are a public figure, especially running for such a high political office, you have to remember that any and all your actions affect everyone, not just yourself and your family.

However, I would not go so far to label his (or Elizabeth's) choice to not disclose the affair, as a cover-up. It's a very, very private matter.

I forget, but how did this affair come become public? Was it because of some allegations about her baby being his child? Who leak this to the press?

In any event, I think it's wrong to start pointing fingers at them, and especially to his wife. People may not understand or even accept why a husband or wife decides stay with a spouse who has had an affair, but that is no reason to start blaming the wife and throwing false allegations around out of anger or lack of respect or disgust. Just my humble opinion.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Proud to be a BobbleHead

Yes, you know who you are, calling all of us who simply adore Bill Clinton and cannot get enough of hearing him speak, bobbleheads. Speaking at my Party's national convention in Denver, Bill Clinton speech was powerful and passionate and exactly what the country needed to hear. He's so charismatic, intelligent, motivating, and just fucking amazing.

Hell, if I was there, I would be showing him my thong underwear.

Yes, sweetie, I'm a bobblehead when it comes to listening to Bill Clinton speak. I didn't let you down. I was nodding in full agreement when he said "...Barack Obama knows that America can not be strong abroad unless we are first strong at home" and "People the world over have always been more impress by the power of our example, then by the example of our power" Heck, I was nodding to the very end of his speech and if I wasn't in my car driving, I would have stood and applauded, along with the millions of other proud Americans who love their beloved Clinton and fully stand behind Barack Obama with full appreciation and respect.

Wow ... I just love him.

Check out Jimmy Kimmel Live - his spoof on BC's speech, the convention and Obama's choice for VP is so funny.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

You Got to be Kidding, Right?

Why am I getting spam mail from AARP's membership department? Hey you in the membership and marketing departments, I've got about ten years before I'm even qualified. Thanks for the offer (and yes, that's quite a spiffy travel kit and so hard to pass up) but I am more than happy to allow myself to enjoy my 40's. So please, no more offers and invitations.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Medicare in a Nutshell - A Funny

The phone rings and the lady of the house answers,

'Hello.' 'Mrs. Ward, please.'


'Mrs. Ward, this is Doctor Jones at the Medical Testing Laboratory. When your doctor sent your husband's biopsy to the lab yesterday, a biopsy from another Mr. Ward arrived as well, and we are now uncertain which one is your husband's. Frankly the results are either bad or terrible.'

'What do you mean?' Mrs. Ward asks nervously...

'Well, one of the specimens tested positive for Alzheimer's and the other one tested positive for AIDS. We can't tell which is your husband's.'

'That's dreadful! Can't you do the test again?' questioned Mrs. Ward.

'Normally we can, but Medicare will only pay for these expensive tests one time. The people at Medicare recommend that you drop your husband off somewhere in the middle of town. If he finds his way home, don't sleep with him.'

bada boom : )

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Today, as I was listening to the radio, a song came on that I never heard before. I know it's been around for a while and I am sorry that I am just now hearing it for the first time. It's such a powerful song, whose lyrics seem to really hit almost every thought and emotion I had upon learning what was happening on September 11, 2001.

I really don't like the song by Lee Greenword, God Bless the USA. It seemed like it only became so popular and the poster child for 9/11 because nothing else was close to it. But what I heard today, by Alan Jackson, should be adopted as our country's tribute to 9/11. It's really a very beautiful and powerful song.

Here is it - both the video and the lyrics

Where Were You by Alan Jackson

Where were you when the world stopped turning
that September day,
Out in the yard with your wife and children
Or workin on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock
At the sight of that black smoke risin' against that blue sky
Did you shout out in anger and fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry

Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
Pray for the ones who dont know
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below
Did you burst out in pride for the red white and blue
And the heros who died just doin what they do
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters


Im just a singer of simple songs
Im not a real political man
I watch CNN but im not sure i can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
I know Jesus and i talk to god
And i remember this from when i was young
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning
that September day
Teachin' a class full of innocent children
Driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset for the first time in ages
Speak to some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out an buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on 'I Love Lucy' re-runs
Did you go to church and hold hands with some stangers
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank god you had somebody to love


And the greatest is love

And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stoped turning,
that September day