October 8, 2008

Election Day is 1 month away...or is it?

I sat down with my notebook and Hershey bar ready to watch the debates.

This is how far I got.

...before I fell asleep. Like snorin' deep.

For my friends that are rolling their eyes right now...but will send me an email in a few minutes to ask me just what my notes said, I am just going to share them now to save you time. I am very thoughtful and generous that way. Notes in red.

1) McCain: "Not you Tom." I looked at Big Shooter and said, "WHUH?! What in the heck?" it was weird and rude.

2) Concerning Fannie & Freddie: Did he say just say Obama was the 2nd highest campaign fund benefactor? Must check that out.

3) Obama: "No one wants to hear politicians standing up here pointing fingers." Amen Brother.

4) Loved the bipartisanship points McCain made when he spoke on spending reform, spending reform, spending reform. How often have each really crossed party lines with their votes? Must look up.

5) 78 yo Fiorra ~ Loved, loved, LOVED her question. "What are you going to ask the American people to sacrifice for the good of America?"

If you're wondering about the UH in the top left with tallies: blame Girl Child. She cannot listen to Barrack without counting the "...uh(s)..." he says. I promised her I'd keep track for her. I was awake for the first and last 15 minutes. The count was 53 (in case you were wondering).

I am glad I fell asleep. Because when I woke up I was NOT a happy camper hearing this little tidbit, "Obama only needs ___ # of electoral votes to win."

Pardon Me?!

Y'all I was under the impression the election was in one month. If they already know how they are going to vote (the electoral college) then what in the heck am I wasting my time on?! I have many more things I'd rather blog, worry over and contribute $ to. Don't you?

The more I think about it, the more mad I get.

I'm just going to bed.

Love Note to my Big Shooter: I am hoping some home-made chicken noodle soup, comfy quilt, your chair...and your nasty nose spray...will do the trick for you Love.


[Somebody Loved] said...

I am totally against the whole electoral college thing...

it really should be what the people want... everyday people like you and me.

"that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln

My question is...
What has happened to real debates?

I have been involved with Forensics: (not to be confused with forensic science or pathology)the art or study of argumentation and formal debate.

As a judge... I have watched high school students pull off a debate far more intriguing than any of the 2008 debates.

Also our country would not be in this dire situation if we (the people)had held our government accountable for their actions.


Pat said...

I agree with Sheila, the electoral college needs to go away. I've never been worried about an election before, but this year I'm very nervous.

Kristina P. said...

Down with the electoral college! Let's just stick to the popular vote. I'm sure we could get Al Gore to support us in that.

I don't watch the debates. They make me cynical and distrustful.

Lisa said...

I tried to watch last night, I just couldn't do it I was getting so nmad MAD. Did you hear the AIG execs took a Million Dollar Mini-personal Va-Cay on teh governments bail-out money!!!! I'm steamin' Hot! Somebody get me a waterin' hole to jump in.

Queen B said...

I completely agree...the electoral college is incredibly unfair. I did not enjoy the debate AT ALL.

Melissa said...

I agree...
I ended up turning it off!
I couldnt listen without getting annoyed.

Erin said...

I'm so glad you counted the "uh"s for your daughter. That is so stinkin funny!

Flea said...

Chicken soup sounds really good right now. Or maybe some hot cocoa. Did you say something about an election?