Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hey! S'up? Well, Jamie is supposed to be jetting off today to go visit her brother, Doug (aka, Dug), out in San Francisco, so that's pretty cool (I've still never been there, but I always hear great things about it, and it's definitely on my list). I wandered over to Steans Manor for dinner last night, and I'm happy to report that Ryan and Jamie's house looks really great following the staining and painting that they had done. The house just looks a lot more.... unique with the different colors (it looks more interesting, less generic, and overall, I think, a lot cooler). Jamie's parents have also given Team Steans their Christmas present a few months early, so they now have some kind of super badass Samsung flat screen high def television. It's an impressive piece of technology. Now you can see every pore and pimple on the actors of whatever sitcom you're watching. What else? We got some rain, yesterday, overnight, and this morning. I'm not sure that my lawn (or the small bits of remaining vegetation in my yard which once comprised a lawn) recognizes the liquid falling from the sky or knows what to do with it. Anyway, it's great get some rain, and it's amazing how quickly the plants around here spring back to life.

And the last presidential debate before the election is on TV tonight. I'm a little curious because I want to see who does a better job of explaining their economic recovery program, and also a little curious to see whether McCain is going to try to go on the offensive with all of this Ayers/ACORN/Obama's-a-fanatical-left-wing-liar-commie-terrorist crap. I don't think any of those attacks have been very successful with anyone outside of the GOP base, and, in fact, I think they've turned some people against McCain. McCain, himself, has defended Obama at some of his rallies, calling him a decent man when people in the crowd became a little too rabid. I thought it was good to see McCain say these things, and it reassures me that despite all of this campaign nastiness, he's still probably a pretty good guy (not saying I agree with him on a lot of stuff, but that's okay). I'm not really willing to give Palin the benefit of the doubt in the same way (I see nothing but ignorance, lies, and distortions from that woman).
Obama needs to come out tonight and retain his poise and composure while getting very specific and clear about his economic recovery plan and any other plans that he has for the country. I think that people want to see the candidates stick to the issues, and they want to be able to feel confident that their candidate has viable, well-defined plans to lead America out of it current problems- most specifically our economic downturn. The more realistic and viable Obama can make his plans and ideas seem, the more likely he is to shore up his lead tonight.

Well, that's it for now. Mayhaps more later.

7 comments:

Queenie said...

I still think secretly Palin just freaks you out because she's conservative, successful, intelligent and hot all rolled into one. Same reasons people are freaked out by Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

Steanso said...

Actually, Palin freaks me out because she's utterly unqualified to lead our country, and because she treats our national presidential race like some sort of high school popularity contest. I actually think I'm more qualified to be president than Palin (hey, I've got a law degree, more international travel under my belt, and I can name a whole list of newspapers that I read on a daily basis to keep up on current events), and I don't think that I'm qualified at all to be president. She's dishonest, self-righteous, and overconfident. She's bought herself a high approval rating in Alaska by handing out money to her consituents- money she gained by getting in bed with the oil companies and by taxing Alaskan oil when she sells it to the rest of the country. Palin herself doesn't freak me out. The fact that other people in any way find her competent or qualified to lead freaks me out.

Queenie said...

Wow, why don't you tell me how you really feel......

And all I have to reply to that is....um, she's the VP candidate, remember? And the Democratic PRESIDENTIAL candidate has experience....um.....in what? How to be evasive and hide his terroristic friend network? Yes, he's extremely qualified....right.

Steanso said...

Yes. That's all Obama has ever done is hide his terrorist friend network. Never mind graduating in the top of his class from Harvard Law School, serving as a professor teaching constitutional law at a presitigious university, serving as a community organizer, practicing law as a constitutional rights specialist, and getting elected and serving as a U.S. Senator from one of the most competitive parts of the country. And all of this was done without having a daddy to back him up who was already a celebrity admiral in the U.S. Navy. Obama is wicked smart and has already created an incredible, prodigious career for himself within a relatively short span of time. If you'd rather focus on Ayers and a bunch of stuff that happened back when Obama was 8 years old, though....

Queenie said...

Please re-read your experience list for Obama.....really? Compared to McCain's lengthy tenure in the Senate, his POW service...Palin being a Mayor and Governor of a STATE....um, don't think Obama's experience being a 'community organizer' and teacher quite compare to the experience of the other team. But you can throw magical pixie dust around however you want, dear friend. And you ARE still my friend...we can agree to disagree :)

Steanso said...

Yes, your guys rock and our guy is a total idiot. I can't believe he's managed to stumble along this far.

Anonymous said...

You know what secretly freaks me out. The voters in this country who think Palin is intelligent.

She has sounded stupid and ignorant in every interview I have seen with her when she didn't have her campaign advisors and/or teleprompter.

I know you're a hard core conservative, but really. Intelligent. Give me a break...

I can't comment on Elizabeth Hasselbeck. I don't know much about her and have never seen her speak. I know she was married to a journeyman backup QB in the NFL and she may be on a talk show, but that's about it.

Reed