What's running though my mind comes through in my walk / True feelings are shown by the way that I talk. ~MCA Adam Yauch 1964-2012

Sunday, November 29, 2009

How to Stop Feeling Like Your Life Isn't Good Enough - wikiHow

Sometimes I fall in the trap of thinking my life isn't good enough...I become blind to what I have. Here is a great article I read today and I am passing it on. Have a great day, everyone!!

How to Stop Feeling Like Your Life Isn't Good Enough - wikiHow

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Acorn, Unions, and Dems...Oh My!! Hoffman alleges vote fraud in NY 23

I knew this was coming.....

Hoffman alleges vote fraud in NY 23 - The Scorecard - POLITICO.com

Keep talking, crazy man.....hopefully your minions will start to see how crazy you are.....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The sexiest man alive: Johnny Depp - CNN.com

Oh, yeah!! Damn right....

The sexiest man alive: Johnny Depp - CNN.com

Biggest Loser - 11/17/09

Well, we are down to now two more episodes of the Biggest Loser and last night was Makeover Week. I pretty much saw it coming that they would dye Danny's hair and shave off Rudy's beard...neither one I was too happy with.

Yes, I know Danny looked younger, but what it this problem stylists have with gray hair. I mean Danny IS 39. Some of us have gray hair by then, but hey, if he likes it, he should keep it. Rudy looks good without the beard, but I also think the beard, when trimmed and neat works better for him.

They all looked great after their makeovers. Jen Wielgus, on another site,stated that Allen looked the best, looking super fly in his shimmery suit....I have to agree.

Well, in a nutshell though, I have been kind of hoping for Amanda to go in the last few weeks because I am tired of her whining and saying "it's too hard", but either she toughened up or editing worked in her favor because she lost 9 pounds. The guys pretty much kicked ass, with Danny losing 12 pounds, Rudy losing 15, and Allan losing 5. The two remaining women, Rebecca and Liz, lost 3, putting them below the yellow line. Liz at first didn't show much fight, but finally pleaded a case I agreed with...Rebecca is 25 and she is 49....this IS her last chance and she needs the house more.

Don't ask me about what Rudy said about trusting Rebecca, because I don't know....maybe it was something we didn't see because of editing...but anyway, Rebecca was voted off and I am pretty sure that if Amanda falters next week, she will find herself gone too. Kind of good to see people my age kicking 20-something butt.

Rebecca DOES look good though and she should be proud of herself for the half marathon she ran. I was in the military and I don't recall ever running 12 miles in a shot.

They should start calling this show The Biggest Loser Love Connection though...Rebecca and Daniel...who knew?

Monday, November 16, 2009

New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts - Recap - November 15, 2009 - ESPN

This will definitely teach me NOT to go to bed early on the Colts. I went to bed at 10:45 last night after watching Randy Moss get a touchdown and the score was 31-14. Not wanting to see my Colts get their asses handed to them by the Pats again, I went to bed.

Damn......

New England Patriots vs. Indianapolis Colts - Recap - November 15, 2009 - ESPN

Later add:
I got the next best thing...the highlight reel! Just seeing Tom Brady and Bill Belichick look stunned just puts a big ole' smile on my face.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

John Stewart reacts to Sean Hannity's apology.

John Stewart is always funny...especially when he busts on Fox News.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Take a moment to honor a Veteran this Veteran's Day

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My whole life I have lived with Veterans. My dear grandfather was a veteran of World War II, my stepfather found his way to Laos during Vietnam, and my man is a veteran of the Iraq War. Living here in Northern NY, we are surround by veterans and their families on Fort Drum. Quite simply, even though none of it is simple, going to war changes a person. One never comes back the same. Please remember that today. Remember the sacrifice of these Veterans and their families today.

Veteran's Day is more than a day off or an excuse for a sale. It's about honoring those that left the safety of their homes and families to fight for something, sometimes coming back broken physically or mentally. Remember that today.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

An Open Letter to Employers......

I have been looking for a full time since May. At first I didn't try too hard, but I kicked up my search in the summer and was hoping to find a new position before my kids went back to public school after 4 years of my homeschooling them. I currently work two part time jobs, but even with the two of them, I do not make 40 hours a week or have many benefits.

In the last 6 months, I have sent out countless resumes and sent enough self nominations to the Army that I have lost count of how many.

Out of all that, I have been to 4 interviews, one of which proceeded to a second interview. In the process of all this I have bought clothes, spent countless hours researching positions, bought the $15 resume paper, motivated myself Stuart Smalley style that I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!, spent gas money and even had to not take hours at my second job to get to an interview.

Do you know what I got in return.....nothing. Not a rejection letter, not an email, not a phone call. With all of them, I followed up with a call or an email asking for a status on my application and interview...one of them, I sent to twice.

Now I know some HR people out there are going to say, "Oh we have LOADS of resumes come in...we can't POSSIBLY answer EVERYONE'S inquires!", and I can understand that when it comes to someone just sending in a resume. If I don't hear from someone I sent a resume to, I just assume that my qualifications don't fit theirs, but when I physically am called into an interview, I expect better than the employer acting like I don't exist.

To me, when a business doesn't send some closure after a face-to-face interview, it comes off as cold, calloused, and unprofessional. Ten years ago I had less experience and education, yet I am having a harder time finding a full time job than I ever have had before. It's almost like ANOTHER part time job trying to find a full time job up here, so when I take the time to go for an interview and I can't even get the common courtesy of a rejection letter, quite honestly it pisses me off.

So, to all employers out there...please understand that looking for work is hard in this economy, please don't make it harder by not having some common human decency. It might be hard to put yourself in the shoes of a job seeker seeing as you have a job, but at least try.

Ok...off my soapbox now!!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Read today's WDT's All Politics Is Local column

Bullshit butten Pictures, Images and Photos
A few days ago, I was on Facebook when one of my Facebook acquaintences linked the article from the Gouverneur Times article that stated that Bill Owens broke four campaign promises in his first hour. Of course, it wasn't long before many of the conservative blogs and news pages picked it up and all the teabaggers were in a frothing at the mouth twitter over how OF COURSE Bill lied....he's a Democrat right and how the people who voted for him were chumps that would soon learn their lesson. You know...the typical Conservative tendency to wait for a failure so they can celebrate the failure just to prove a point.....

Anyway, seems the article was misleading. I won't hash it out here....Jude's blog post does it so much better and with links too.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009

Fox News advances false claim that "House Call" protest was "spontaneous" | Media Matters for America

Hey, Fox News....since you seem to not know what spontaneous means, I thought I'd help you refer to the definition:

spon·ta·ne·ous (spŏn-tā'nē-əs)
adj. 1.Happening or arising without apparent external cause; self-generated.

2.Arising from a natural inclination or impulse and not from external incitement or constraint.

3.Unconstrained and unstudied in manner or behavior.

4.Growing without cultivation or human labor.


Note how it states "WITHOUT APPARENT EXTERNAL CAUSE". That means without planning. I suggest you all check your dictionary before using adjectives that aren't relevant.


Fox News advances false claim that "House Call" protest was "spontaneous" Media Matters for America

Thursday, November 05, 2009

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Owens thanks supporters

News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES | Owens thanks supporters

How Fox News and the teabaggers lost NY-23 - Daily Kos TV (beta)

I love how sure Fox News was.......

A video montage showing how Fox’s coverage of the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District empowered Republican teabaggers to push aside moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava in favor of a hard-line conservative candidate Doug Hoffman, allowing the first Democratic victory in the district since the Civil War:

BlogTalk: And Now, a Word From the North Country - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

My, my, my......little ole me ended up on a politics page at the New York Times...although they left out a part of my blog's name, but oh well!!

BlogTalk: And Now, a Word From the North Country - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Observation from Mayor Graham.....

I was reading Mayor Graham's blog and saw this.....


-Just heard us referred to on FOX as a sparsely populated, obscure district. Gee, a day ago we were the focus of a movement.

Hahaha......I love to see Fox News flip flop. They couldn't get ENOUGH of us when they thought Hoffman was a shoe in, but NOW we are an obscure district. Hahahahahaaaaaa.....

Take that Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, et al.!!

What happens if you are a Conservative / Tea Party pundit that tries to "make a point" and influence the election of a North Country representative to Congress?

You and your boy LOSES!

Thank you, North Country voters!!

Democrat Bill Owens wins hard-fought race for 23rd congressional seat News from The Post-Standard -

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

John Stewart - Indicision 2009 - Hoffman passes the Beck Test

The last three minutes of this clip is about NY-23. It's a riot.

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"We have a saying in Plattsburgh....no one puts Scozzafava in the corner!"

Hoffman on Hannity

I know all the teabaggers are bleating about how the Hoffman rally drew more people, but I supposed when the rumor that Sarah Palin might show is put out there, the sheeple will come.

That and music from John Rich after work hours. I noticed the set up that Hoffman had at his rally. Very fancy...I wonder which out of state group paid for that fancy background.

Anyway, I saw this link on Foil Hats Unite and wanted to post it. To quote North Country Liberal:"Here's another example of Hoffman saying nothing but having others carry his message."

Phone Banking at Jefferson County Democratic Headquarters



Get Out The Vote Phone Banking for Bill Owens on State Street in Watertown. I was there between 9am-1:30pm. It was mostly a positive experience save for some of the backlash of callers that have been robocalled to insanity. Many of those I called, however, voiced their support for Owens and how completely against the idea of having Hoffman as our Congressman they are.

It reminded me of a quote I heard from a man from Dexter at the Owens rally yesterday.....
The only Hoffman I want is on a bun with mustard.

Get out and vote everyone!!! Also, if anyone wished to help at Jefferson County Democratic Headquarters, they most definitely need more help. They are right at 241 State Street...just look for the Owens signs in the window.

An election day appeal!!

I probably won't have much time to blog today. Between my work shifts, I will be helping out the Bill Owens for Congress campaign. Polls just opened and I want to appeal to North Country Moderates, Independents, and Democrats to vote for Bill Owens for Congress.

Let's show what happens when parties TRULY come together. Let's not let people like Glenn Beck, Michelle Malkin, and Rush Limbaugh pick OUR representation.

Moderate Republicans....this Hoffman guy is NOT your guy. Look what happened to Dede Scozzafava and see what is being done to Moderate Republicans. To the Conservatives, YOU are not welcome. No deviation from the narrow line.

Vote common sense. Vote Bill Owens!

Monday, November 02, 2009

Think Progress » Doug Hoffman Praises Glenn Beck As His ‘Mentor’

Hey, Undecideds! Just something to think about if you are considering voting for Hoffman.

Think Progress » Doug Hoffman Praises Glenn Beck As His ‘Mentor’

VP Biden stumps for Bill Owens



I was lucky enough to attend the Bill Owens rally at the North Side Improvement League this morning. We were treated to speeches from Assemblywoman Addie Jennie Russell, State Senator Aubertine, and Committee Chair June O'Neill. In each of these speeches, props and thanks went out to Dede Scozzafava.

Bill Owens came in and shook hands with everyone in the room and eventually took to the stage where he gave a great view of his issues and where he stands. He then introduced Vice President Joe Biden. Hopefully you all can see the news reels of Vice President Biden's speech and if I find one on youtube, I will post it. I can't do it justice by telling, it has to be seen. It was a good speech and it was good to see our VP willing to support Bill Owens.

Update: Thanks to Sean Hennessey for sending out the email with the link to VP Joe Biden's speech.





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County Commissioner Sean Hennessey




Doris McLallen and Ted Ford

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Watertown Daily Times | SCOZZAFAVA THROWS SUPPORT TO OWENS

Hahahaha......The Hoffman supporters have been calling on Dede to drop out for weeks and then when she does, she puts her support behind Owens!!! HAHAHAHAAAAAA......

Watertown Daily Times SCOZZAFAVA THROWS SUPPORT TO OWENS

Op-Ed Columnist - The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York - NYTimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist - The G.O.P. Stalinists Invade Upstate New York - NYTimes.com

Some highlights of this op-ed piece......

"Who exactly is the third-party maverick arousing such ardor? Hoffman doesn’t even live in the district. When he appeared before the editorial board of The Watertown Daily Times 10 days ago, he “showed no grasp” of local issues, as the subsequent editorial put it. Hoffman complained that he should have received the questions in advance — blissfully unaware that they had been asked by the paper in an editorial on the morning of his visit."

"Last week it turned out that Hoffman’s prime attribute to the radical right — as a take-no-prisoners fiscal conservative — was bogus. In fact he’s on the finance committee of a hospital that happily helped itself to a $479,000 federal earmark. Then again, without the federal government largess that the tea party crowd so deplores, New York’s 23rd would be a Siberia of joblessness. The biggest local employer is the pork-dependent military base, Fort Drum."

"But the electoral math is less interesting than the pathology of this movement. Its antecedent can be found in the early 1960s, when radical-right hysteria carried some of the same traits we’re seeing now: seething rage, fear of minorities, maniacal contempt for government, and a Freudian tendency to mimic the excesses of political foes. Writing in 1964 of that era’s equivalent to today’s tea party cells, the historian Richard Hofstadter observed that the John Birch Society’s “ruthless prosecution” of its own ideological war often mimicked the tactics of its Communist enemies."

"The same could be said of Beck, Palin and their acolytes. Though they constantly liken the president to various totalitarian dictators, it is they who are re-enacting Stalinism in full purge mode."