phreddd: (black joe biden)
The following appeared in the "Sound Off" column of the Capital Times weekly supplement to the Wisconsin State Journal, October 15, 2008...

"There are perhaps several million Arab Americans. Barack Obama is not one of them. New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu, University of Miami President Donna Shalala and the late comedian Danny Thomas are. They are as welcome here as the Germans and it's quite offensive that some of John McCain's followers are stupid enough to think they can get somewhere by making the mere accusation that somebody is an Arab."
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Thank you, Mark Foley (Member of Congress, R-Florida), for making anything I watch on the news the last 5 days feel like an episode of Nip/Tuck.
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Well, the most repressive measure I have seen yet regarding the legal recognition of same-gender relationships is now an Assembly vote away from the ballot boxes here in Wisconsin - and regrettably, I can't say I'm all that surprised by yesterday's State Senate vote (I must say that Iwassurprised by the two Democratic senators that had to be swayed at the last second to vote against it.).



To my fellow Wisconsin people: I strongly encourage you to harass your Assembly memberbetween now and their vote on the constitutional amendment (likely sometime between now and March) - and encourage your neighbors to do likewise.

As someone who lives in the senate and assembly districts of two co-sponsors of this particular piece of toilet paper (Senator Dale Schultz and Rep. Stephen Freese - neither of whom seem willing to let common sense and the fact that they have vocal constituents who consider this legislation to be little more than mean-spirited at best get in the way of Republican party supremacy), I want it to be known that I want NO PART of allowing an abridgement of anyone's rights to be written into a state or federal constitution.



To everyone: Does anyone else seeing this feel the same way I do (NAMELY: insulted)?

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I'm a little disgusted about little things today - my health (My doctor seriously wants me to lose at least 15 pounds, figuring it will get the cholesterol, blood sugar, and other things under control. It was a depressing visit, for reasons I won't go into here, but depressing enough to send the message.) and the state of the nation (Bush did an end-around on John Bolton - he is now the US ambassador to the UN, like it or not. I don't like it one bit, for the record.) are topping the list.

In better news, I called my mom, and she said the house sale went final on July 15 (which had to make her somewhat happy). Also, John and I got a new slow-cooker last week, and we made a nice, vegetable-laced roast over the weekend.

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