Even though most (not all) people were pretty good about keeping their views to themselves, this e-card made me laugh:
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Have you watched the Kony 2012 film yet?
It’s a wonderful 30 minute film that is trying to raise awareness for what is going on in Africa with the LRA. The LRA, run by Joseph Kony, has abducted over 30,000 children to use as soldiers or wives. Kony is one of the world’s worst war criminals and their goal is for him to be captured and the LRA disbanded.
How can you help?
1. Go to their website and read all the information.
2. Watch and share the video.
4. Find ways to post Kony information around your town/city or simply get the word out about Kony. The goal is to make him famous, and not in a good way.
Unofficially it looks like both Eric and I are keeping our positions as precinct committeeman and committeewoman:)
Eric and I are up for precinct committeeman and committeewoman again. No one is running against me (yet again) but Eric is up against another man.
The primary elections are on August 3rd – wish us luck!
Eric and I had our first precinct committee man/woman meeting last night. It’s funny b/c during the elections, the party seems so united. I tend to forget (until this meeting) that the party is actually divided into 2, conservatives and moderates. Eric and I fall into the moderates section. Although I’m pro-life, I’m very liberal on gay/lesbian rights. Back to the meeting. Last night we voted to see, basically, which side would run our county’s GOP. And that all comes down to which side had the most people elected.
Eric and I walked in, checked in and were handed a sheet of paper with a list of everyone we should vote for, which was decided by people on our moderate side. Guess who 2 of the people were on the sheet for possible delegates? Yep, us. We didn’t even know that they were putting us on the ballot and I have no idea how we were picked. If there were more moderates at meeting, we should win. Funny, huh? (Mom, Deb and Larry were on the ballot too.)
The meeting took forever last night. Eric and I voted but then had to leave at 9:45 so Eric could get to work so we don’t even know who won. I can’t find anything on-line yet either. I’ll let you know when I do.
*UPDATED: The results are in. Eric and I didn’t win but we are alternates. Shoot…
Eric and I have our first precinct committee man/woman meeting on November 17th. We received a notice in the mail today with information on the meeting. I guess we’re having a poo poo party on top of voting on party matters.
“…since our nominee for President did not win, we don’t want to poo poo the election. But, we can have a poo poo party. What we are asking is that every precinct committee man and woman please bring either a package of diapers, baby ointment, or wet wipes to be given to Safe Home. Safe Home has been providing shelter and aid to victims of domestic abuse…”
I thought that was cute.
I think it’s great that so many women, particularly moms, are speaking up after last night’s speech by Palin. It doesn’t seem like a lot of us blog about politics b/c, let’s face it, it’s going to tick off 1/2 of the people who read it. Anyways, here are some of the posts that I read that are just on my blogroll, my SIL’s or Nicole’s - both the good and bad reviews. If any of you would like me to delete your link, just leave me a comment…I don’t mind.
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANY OF THEM A NEGATIVE COMMENT. IT IS THEIR RIGHT AND THIER SPACE TO WRITE WHAT THEY THINK. Thanks!
here’s the diehl:
quiet gardens, raging seas:
three times the love:
two lines on a stick:
josh anderson (not a woman but still interesting):
bulldog mac (once again, not a woman but interesting):
and of course mine:
Lieberman, I’m starting to like you.
I’m impressed that he’s going against *his party to show his support for McCain/Palin (ouch Obama!). Good for you!
*Annie just pointed out that Lieberman is an Independent now. Yes, I know that but he will always be a Democrat to me after running with Gore. Plus, he considers himself to be an Independent Democrat.
Here’s the story at cnn.com:
What did you guys think of Palin? I didn’t know much about her before last week but she definitely stood out last night. She seemed very strong and a little feisty. It’ll be interesting to hear the feedback today.
*UPDATE: I just finished reading my SIL’s blog. She’s a Democrat, I’m a Republican (obviously) so we agree to disagree. She commented on how she wasn’t impressed b/c Palin didn’t talk about any politics and just focused on her family and fluff. You know, I really wasn’t surprised by that. Even though I didn’t know much about Palin, I did know her views on the issues. She’s very vocal about where she stands and what she stands for - unlike most politicians that dance around the issues. That’s one point in her favor. I hope she doesn’t change when it comes time for the debates.