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Words to Live By

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15

Motivational Quote of the Day

"Your ability to negotiate, communicate, influence,
and persuade others to do things is absolutely
indispensable to everything you accomplish in life."
— Brian Tracy: Pre-eminent sales and entrepreneurship expert.

Somehow it seems to bother Neil that I am speculating that McCain will be elected President. It seems to me that with 40% of the book at InTrade going that way, it is not that far out an idea. Is it that far out an idea that nearly everyone responds with emotion rather than logic. I guess I am unable to communicate this idea.

Sarah Palin will be the 45th President of the Unitied States

Is there book at InTrade On this yet.

By the way three years ago she was mayor of a city that has much less than 10,000 people. She has been Gov of Alaska for less than two years.

Hillary

Hillary

earlier this year Bill Maher said “if you hate Hillary, you hate yourself.
I couldn't have agreed more. Earlier this year I expected to vote for her not just in the primary, but in November. By the time I was eligible to vote in the Wisconsin Primary 19 February I had a good feeling that Obama might be able to pull the thing off. When I was called out of state by a family emergency I made sure that I voted by absentee ballot. Though I still thought I would be voting for Hillary in the general election.

There is no doubt it was a close race. There is no doubt that Obama used the rules to his advantage. There is no dobut if the Democrats were operating under the Republican rules Hillary would have won. There is no doubt that being a woman not only worked to Hillary's advantage just as well as her disadvantage, but the same thing could be said for Obama.

The point is she did loose. But there is a far more important point now.

Bob Cesca:The media is clearly pro McCain

"It is possible," Gore Vidal once wrote, "for any citizen with time to spare, and a canny eye, to work out what is actually going on, but for the many there is not time, and the network news is the only news even though it may not be news at all but only a series of flashing fictions."

The barbecue media script for this election, a work of unabridged fiction and co-written by the modern Rove Republicans, has crow-barred Senator Obama into the incongruous frame of the exotic effete elitist, irrespective of the fact that, on all counts, he's absolutely none of those things. It's the same script that's been wheeled out during the last several presidential elections -- designed as a way of sculpting reality into a neatly packaged prime time dramatic narrative that both reinforces and exploits fear-based stereotypes.

This week, for example, Cokie Roberts and Michael Crowley, along with a creepy monster squad of Republican stalkers, have been trying to peg Senator Obama's vacation in Hawaii as proof that the script is accurate. Hawaii, they say, is only for exotic elitists. Senator Obama is in Hawaii. Therefore, Senator Obama is an exotic elitist. See how that works?

The Bussiest Airport in the World

For the next five days the bussiest airport in the world, in terms of numbers of landings and takeoffs is Whitman Field in Oshkosh WI. Augest of course is the best month of the year to be in Wisconsin.

Is McCain after the log cabin members?

ORDERING CREAM PUFFS TO GO IN THE FUDGE HAUS AFTER TALKING ABOUT HOW WONDERFUL THE SAUSAGES WERE NEXT DOOR SURE SOUNDS THAT WAY.

President McCain

Yes it is true I have spent 30 years in Nixonland but check out this article:

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/92497/

Ok, the odds are that McCain will loose, but with the book the way it is right now you are crazy if you don't buy some McCain.

NO FACTS DO NOT MATTER

You might want to check out today's, Sunday 20080629, New York Times. One article was on how our minds create our own reality. Another was on people adopting the use of the middle name Hussein to counter the noise of trying to call Obama a terrorist. The point is McCain will be seated as President next year. Does it matter what the votes are? Those are facts, facts do not matter.

McCain now says that he will catch up to Obama in the polls within the last two days before the election. A terrorist attack, a vote fix, a propoganda campaign? Does it matter, of course not.

AM Hussein Hecht

A Question

Summers in Wausau are AMAZING! There are more than twenty free concerts here, lots of festivals and being the gateway to the Northwoods and the Lakelands it is just a great place to be. Living on the City Square for the past six years is wonderful because more than fifteen of these are right outside my door. Most of the City Square concerts are the City Pages Summer Concert Series and tonight was the first of these.

Tonight was the John Greiner Jazz band. To the immediate audience right of the band stand was the American Flag. The last song of the evening was The Star Spangled Banner. John, who I have know for years asked the family oriented audience to remove their hats, stand and salute the flag as they played the National Anthem.

At the risk of exciting the most numerate contributer to this web site I would like to shoot out some estimates and am sure I am accurate plus or minus ten percent. There were about 1,200 people on the square. More than 99% were standing for the Anthem. Most hats were removed. However even being requested by the band leader less than 10% of the audience were saluting or had their hand over their heart.

Why am I pointing this out? Why do I find this interesting? This is a conservative Reagan Democrat kind of town, yet when requested more than 90% of the audience tonight saluted or put their hand over their heart, after being requested to do so for the National Anthem. Yet why are they making so much noise about Obama not saluting or putting his hand over his heart at one playing of the National Anthem this spring?

Quote of the Day

The only issues they agree on are education, immigration, Iraq, abortion, Supreme Court judges, Social Security, tax breaks for the wealthy, wiretapping, trade, health care, the Middle East, same-sex marriage and Medicare. Stephen Colbert comparing Bush to McCain

The Seven Words I Never Wanted to Say in this Blog

It's sad that George Carlin died Yesterday!

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008)

This country was founded by slave owners who wanted to be free. Am I right? A group of slave owners who wanted to be free. So they killed a lot of white English people, in order to continue owning their black African people, so they could wipe out the rest of the red Indian people, and move west and steal the rest of the land from the brown Mexican people, giving them a place to take off and drop their nuclear weapons on the yellow Japanese people. You know what the motto of this country ought to be? You give us a color, we'll wipe it out!

The Gentle Giant

The Gentle Giant

Much has been said of the last song sang at Tim Russert's funeral. I have seen that piece of music mentioned several times as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Irony was added as a real rainbow appeared at the end of the memorial service.

The song however was a medley of Somewhere Over the Rainbow and What a Wonderful World. Performed with ukulele by Israel Kamaaxawiwo'Ole. Iz, or the Gentle Giant are far more pronounceable and spell able. I think that Tim would want to be remembered as a Gentle Giant and the world was more wonderful because he was here.

Longest day of the year?

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.php

Is the site that the web master pointed out the other day

Obama and the Muslim World

The most prolific contibutor th this web site, and his blog keeps on pointing out the inane. One of these silly comments is that under Muslim law Obama is a Muslim.

I find this very interesting as I did this article:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0613/p09s02-coop.html

Yes I am broke, but I couldnt not respond to $13 for three months. When that is up I think I will have to suffer through the web site every morning. The Monitor is clearly the best of the five papers I like to read.

On a third subject, wonder if the folk that run this web site are working on the ability to edit your submisions, perhaps they have mentioned how somewhere, but I do not believe in a direct response to me. A spell checker would be lovely too.

We can all dream!

What do you think of this?

Some real interesting thoughts here. If the author is right I guess we are Greece, and they are Rome. We will loose the war, but it is our culture that prevails.

Two other comments, deep into the article, I totally agree with the author on Houston. More importantly, my above analogy is not so black and white, no pun intened. Just as we are destined later this centruy to be a nation of third world races living as myopic uninquistive red neck simpletons.

Your thoughts?
BTW the ability to edit your post would be great
and obviously so would a spell checker.

How Birthrate Is Turning Modern Conventional Warfare on Its Head
By Gary Brecher, Taki's Magazine
Posted on May 26, 2008, Printed on May 26, 2008
http://www.alternet.org/story/86451/

Biden in the WSJ

some real good thoughts here from the editorial page of the wsj?

Republicans and Our Enemies
By JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
May 23, 2008; Page A15

On Wednesday, Joe Lieberman wrote on this page1 that the Democratic Party he and I grew up in has drifted far from the foreign policy espoused by Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy.

In fact, it is the policies that President George W. Bush has pursued, and that John McCain would continue, that are divorced from that great tradition – and from the legacy of Republican presidents like Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

David Klein
Sen. Lieberman is right: 9/11 was a pivotal moment. History will judge Mr. Bush's reaction less for the mistakes he made than for the opportunities he squandered.

The president had a historic opportunity to unite Americans and the world in common cause. Instead – by exploiting the politics of fear, instigating an optional war in Iraq before finishing a necessary war in Afghanistan, and instituting policies on torture, detainees and domestic surveillance that fly in the face of our values and interests – Mr. Bush divided Americans from each other and from the world.

Every Day it is getting Closer

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0508/10585.html

McCain will be the president. Every day I am getting more and more sure. The above article states that it is quite possible that he will win by more than 50 votes in the electoral college

Hope this link works

>Electoral College Prediction Map - Predict the winner of the general election. Use the map to experiment with winning combinations of states. Save your prediction and send it to friends.

I wish I could understand either W

The W that posts here read an article in the NYT and realized it just didnt add up. The numbers are so great in that article that even my feible mind would probobly have realized that something there does not make sense. That is being said by me, who cant make heads or tails about his post today on the Electoral College. I just have no idea what those numbers mean next to those states?

Are those the states that W considers battleground states? What does the percentage next to the states names mean? I dont know if the link below will allow you to see my thoughts for the McCain victory as of today. As of today going to the Washington Post web site they say the race is 238 dem, 189 r with the balance battleground states. I have even gone so far as to throw PA and WI to McCain. If I remember correctly they had PA d and WI battleground today.

I like my new Start Page

Yesterday afternoon I got a call that asked if I was given enough grief by others that the caller would not need to cause me grief. The caller went on to point out that if I would make Hechtmail.com my internet browsers start page my life would improve dramatically. They then went on to give me instructions for how to do this in both Firefox and MSIE. Suddenly I felt so much better, after all Safari is such a wonderful browser.

Regardless I do aim to please. So here I am. On getting here I saw a quote from WHecht’s Blog. Well if W can have a blog so can I. After all I believe W has accused me of saying that he could not name one problem with life as we know it that could not be blamed on W. Such a positive attitude this W character has. He corroborated this positive attitude by posting a cynical quote. Is it possible that all W’s are cynics?

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