"Before her meteoric rise to political success as governor, just two short years ago Sarah Palin was the mayor of Wasilla. I had a good chuckle at MSN.com’s claim that she had been the mayor of “Wasilla City”. It is not a city. Just Wasilla. Wasilla is the heart of the Alaska “Bible belt” and Sarah was raised amongst the tribe that believes creationism should be taught in our public schools, homosexuality is a sin, and life begins at conception. She’s a gun-toting, hang ‘em high conservative. Remember…this is where her approval ratings come from. There is no doubt that McCain again is making a strategic choice to appeal to a particular demographic - fundamentalist right-wing gun-owning Christians. And Republican bloggers are already gushing about how she has ‘more executive experience’ than Obama does! Above is a picture of lovely downtown Wasilla, for those of you unfamiliar with the area. Behind the Mug-Shot Saloon (the first bar I visited when I moved to Alaska long ago) is a little strip mall. There are street signs in Wasilla with bullet holes in them. Wasilla has a population of about 5500 people, and 1979 occupied housing units. This is where your potential Vice President was two short years ago. Can you imagine her negotiating a nuclear non-proliferation treaty? Discussing foreign policy? Understanding non-Alaskan issues? Frankly, I don’t even know if she’s ever been out of the country." - Mudflats Blog
When she was asked about a month ago about being interested in the position of Vice President, she said she couldn’t answer that until she knew what the Vice President does. The position is a heart beat away from being The President and quite frankly this makes me even more convicted in not supporting McCain, which I thought wasn’t possible.
I feel like they are trying to trick me. Ohhh, look he picked a woman to run with, isn’t he awesome. I wonder if he will support her getting equal pay for equal work, I mean he’s changed his position now, right?
All of the commissioners were re-elected. The voter turnout was abysmal. Most people didn’t even know there was a vote going on at all. It seems most people don’t even care. There are 1,170,135 registered voters in Miami Dade. The voter turnout was 160,492.
In the months of August and September a bunch of fancy expensive restaurants are participating in Miami Spice. The menus have a set price of $23 for lunch and $36 for dinner, which includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert. So places you would never go to eat at because the entrees start at $36 you can go to and get the full to do. We went to Emeril’s for lunch on Miami Beach. It was so very good.
Amanda:you know that guy I was telling you about, the one at the laundry mat. He asked me where I was originally from and I told him, Tennesse. He laughed a little and then said I'm from Connecticut, that means I'm better than you. He began to laugh again and walked away.
Me:you should have said, at least I don't have OCD.
Amanda:I'm not gonna mess with a crazy person. I took a picture of his "work station" though.
Amanda:he put plastic down on all the counter space he was using to fold his laundry.
"A hurricane reduction program likely to begin in October will devote $64 million to efforts such as spreading tiny salt particles in the storms to drain them of much of their rain before they hit land.
Another idea is to place a layer of oil on the ocean in a storm’s path to cut evaporation from the sea, keeping the hurricane from getting too hot and thus more powerful.”
This is some of the most ridiculous shit I have ever heard. Other ideas include throwing mist at the hurricane in order to reduce its temperature or spraying soot particles into it. Money like that needs to go towards preparing for these things, investing in neglected infrastructure, and being able to aid the affected areas in a more timely and efficient manner.