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Enough.

In the fall of 2008, I went to an Obama rally and picked up an Obama 2008 bumper sticker. Now, I am not a bumper sticker kind of girl. I don’t have a single one back there. I decided, however, that it was time to stand up for what I believed in. Since I’m not crazy, though, I made the conscious decision to put the sticker on the side of my car, on the window, and not on the back bumper. You see, I live in a very red state with people who don’t take kindly to other people’s librul idears. I figured that it’s better to be driving next to someone who didn’t like Obama than in front of them.

In Nashville yesterday, my fears came true for a man and his 10-year-old daughter. Mark Duren was driving home after picking up his daughter from school when someone noticed his sticker and proceeded to run him off the road. Luckily, Mr. Duren and his daughter were unharmed, but this incident could have ended tragically. Not surprisingly, alcohol is a factor in this case, but that certainly doesn’t excuse the despicable behavior of this obviously unstable person.

You could write this off as some drunkard who can’t hold his liquor, but I see a pattern developing here. People are getting the impression that it’s okay to carry out acts of violence because they are standing up for what they believe in. Our elected officials are yelling into bullhorns to Take back our country! and Stand up for freedom! and Patriots, reload! GOP officials and other conservative supporters are asking people to commit hate crimes against their fellow Americans. They are inciting domestic terrorism.

The president should call out those that are causing people to act out their anger in violent ways and demand that they stop. Criminal charges should be brought against anyone who cause others, either through written or spoken words, to commit crimes and/or act violently. We are not in the middle of a civil war, and people need to stop acting like they are. Enough.

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I’ve Been Bobbleheaded!

When my friend Linda called me from Washington D.C. recently while on a trip, she asked me what I wanted to her to bring back for me. For some crazy reason, what shot out of my mouth was, “An Obama bobblehead!” She wasn’t sure she could locate one, but she did!

The first thing my husband said was, “Why does he look like he’s saluting Hitler?” Good point. Does anyone think this was done intentionally, or are we just a wee bit sensitive?

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The Tundra Drums is reporting that some federal stimulus money will be making its way to rural Alaskan villages to help replace honey buckets with flush toilets. In this day and age, no one should be using a honey bucket. When I lived in the village, I had a honey bucket for the first 4 1/2 years. Finally, in the last year of my time there, a flush toilet was installed in my house. We had a huge water tank in the bathroom that also ran to the kitchen so that we could have running water to wash our hands and cook with. It emptied into a bucket under the sink which we had to haul outside to dump, but hey, we weren’t complaining.

Using the honey bucket was gross enough, but having to empty it was worse. No one wanted to be the one to empty it, and once it got too full, well, you had a problem. Hauling a practically overflowing bucket of human waste on a sled in the middle of a blizzard down to the local “lagoon” was probably the worst part of living in the village. I cringe just thinking about it.

So, if nothing else good comes out of the stimulus package (and I know it will), at least there will be fewer people that have to make that weekly trip to the lagoon. Thank you, President Obama.

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My mother-in-law sent me an ecard today. I *heart* my mother-in-law.

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Take a look at the difference between Bush version 2.0 and version 2.8:

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I wonder what Obama will look like in eight years? (See what I did there?)

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First, the good stuff:

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And then the embarrassing stuff (for her, at least):

“An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.” Read the full article at Mudflats for more.

Oh, Sarah. Notsomuch a fiscal conservative, now are we?

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Well, I’ll be YouTubed!

Here’s what I did Saturday:

If you look very closely, you can see me at the very top of the blue arc.

Nah, just kidding. You can’t see me at all. I promise, though, I was there!

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