Michele Bachmann…or is it Sarah Palin?

Maybe it’s just me, but Michelle Bachmann really is reminding me of Sarah Palin.  I’m just waiting for her to say she can see Canada from her backyard (in Minnesota).

Look, i know that Obama has disappointed many of us, me included. I’m not thrilled with his wishy washy views on same sex marriage, nor on his less than stellar implementation of a good idea in universal health care…i will never understand the need he and his administration had to push that through without really taking the time to sell it and to make sure it fit for the average American. Why is working together so hard?

So, does it make me happy that another woman is in the running for President? Absolutely.  Someday I hope there is one up for the position that I can fully support without having to caveat it to death (love ya Hillary, but…).  We can all have a dream!

I am sure I am not the first person to make this comparison, nor will I be the last, but as i sat here watching the evening news listening to her taut her titanium spine, I am left with a cold feeling. Heaven help us if one of these two get into office…I’m going to start stockpiling like my friend tells me I should 🙂

20 Things I’ll never understand…Part 1 :)

Ok, so we all know there are things you’ll never understand….Paris Hilton, why on earth people eat toilet paper or their couch and don’t think anything is wrong with themselves…Sarah Palin. You get the picture.  Well, for me here is a not-so-comprehensive list that I just feel the need to get on paper tonight after some pretty stupid local news stories that made me want to stop watching news (again…) and will probably succeed!  here we go:

  1. Why people watched Jerry Springer for so long
  2. How on God’s green earth Jersey Shore came to being
  3. Why Firefly was taken off the air…and Farscape too for that matter
  4. That Coconut milk ice cream doesn’t really seem to melt appropriately.  Doesn’t stop me from eating it (vegan, remember), but sort of disturbs me.
  5. How people can actually enjoy doing dishes.
  6. Sarah Palin and her rise to “fame” or is it infamy? Time will tell I suppose.
  7. The need to develop a widget just because…sigh. Story of my life.
  8. People who think the easiest way is the best way – like using tables to develop a site
  9. Music or videos that autoplay – Ack! Or worse…have NO controls for you to stop the insanity
  10. Why people insist that Flash intros are the way to go
  11. Rich media ads that automatically expand when you got to a page (ESPNCNN – I’m talking to you!)
  12. Why Microsoft had to buy Skype – I’m terrified of what it is going to become…
  13. Why people think putting EVERYTHING on their homepage is a must. Seriously people, less is more.
  14. Anderson Coopers hair – is it real, really? Doubtful
  15. Fox News (even typing it made me throw up a little…)
  16. Men
  17. How someone could think remaking “buffy” (tv version) without Geller and Whedon would EVER fly
  18. Why Sookie makes money on being…herself
  19. Why we can’t take after CBC and have some positive nationwide news more often – so depressing (tied to above, i know)
  20. The Tea Party – really? The fact that my friend referred to them as TP (which made me think of toilet paper) really only ads to this
While this is not an exhaustive list, it is only an installment, I am sure there will be more.  What are some things you’ll never understand! Inquiring minds want to know!  Bring it.

Palin made my decision easy… Thanks!

Well, between Rudy Giuliani and Palin last night….I am definitely voting Democrat.  Giuliani was outrageous…I liked him better when he WAS mayor of NY.

Back to the main reason that my decision was made easy: Palin.  Wow.  I actually only watched pieces because she was so horrible.  I am not talking about her public speaking capabilities, but she was all attack-attack, and no substance.  I know she fired up the Republican party, but as an Independent, she turned me off of the Republican party for quite some time.  She just turned me off to the point where I was just sitting on my couch with an “O” on my face….what a shame, she had a true chance to make some in-roads.

My vote will be for Obama.  I hope the majority of my fellow Americans join me.

Obama: DNC….upcoming RNC

Ok, so I know I am doing this backwards, but it’s been a really busy day and I was more disappointed/irritated about McCain then I was excited about the convention and Obama’s speech last night….bummer that.

I have to say that with the US Open on, I was NOT expecting to watch the DNC.  They are usually so boring (not as bad as the RNC, but bad enough).  I am, however, very glad that I did watch.  The atmosphere made me smile, Obama’s speech gave me hope, it made me want to believe that we can have friends in the world again.  Bush has me in such a place that I feel like I have to apologize to my international friends whenever we talk because of his remarks, self-presentation, and asinine actions that cause us all (or most of us) to wince regularly.  I love my country, but he takes it to a place I find .. upsetting.

ANYWAY!  Obama spoke to things I was hoping he would, hitting back at McCain on so many things that have gone unanswered…the part about McCain and Osama Bin Laden (following him to hell, but not to the cave he lives in) was awesome!  He makes me juiced about being an American…the first African American President?  How about the first President since Kennedy to speak to throngs like a preacher and make them believe in a better place.  Clinton was good…Obama is great.  McCain can’t even come close to matching him for inspirational, he does not have the presence, and he comes across as frail, and his wife…well, she never talks!  I wish she would get on CNN and let someone see who she actually is instead of standing there smiling and waving.

Michelle Obama, when I first saw her, did scare me a little.  She is a really strong presence, and not at all the soft stay-at-home mom type we are used to being in office.  However, having seen her in interviews in recent days, she is really growing on me.  I think she is the type of first lady that we need, like Eleanor Roosevelt…someone our children may be able to look up to and see what a woman can do.

Great DNC, the RNC has no hope of attracting the 38million that the DNC did…I know that i will probably only watch to see McCain’s VP (whose name I still don’t remember, and refuse to look up, but it begins with a P….) speak.  Per my post a few minutes ago about her, I don’t know enough, but I want to….if for no other reason then she may actually turn out to be interesting.  We will see if after her speech I am able to remember her name….

Bring on November baby!!!