Most of us would like to believe that discrimination is not as big of a deal as it use to be, but there are still very painful signs that discrimination still exists. Just a few minutes ago I was watching a report on a cartoon that depicted President Obama as a Monkey being shot by police.
Another problem with discrimination that we have is that older Americans are being ignored and harassed by people who don’t realize that they may just not have the help they need to do things. A great example is the older man who died in his home in Bay City, Michigan. This happened not far from my home and I still find it hard to believe that being how cold it was that the electric company limited his power. The sad part is he tried to pay his bill, but didn’t know where to pay it. You can read more on this store here. ( Man Who Froze)
These are just two examples of things that we need to as a society get over and change the way we act toward people. Companies need to start working with people and caring again and maybe we can avoid the mess like we had with this old man.
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I have to say I am excited. This is a great time in history and I wish I could have actually been there, but I couldn’t as I have no money and financial aid won’t let me skip classes. At least I get to watch the inauguration on TV and experance it that way. I can say I was home and even wrote about it on my blog. Yes it would be better to say I was somewhere, but at the same time I’m sure I’m not the only one at home.
I just wish that they had called off schools for today as I think it’s so important for kids to see this. I know our high school here has TV’s in every classroom, but many don’t and I hope that they will show this even during school. I think though that they have lunch at this time so maybe they won’t.
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I went in just after 6pm today with my mom and voted. I voted for Obama, I voted for stem cell research and more I love this country sometimes and today is one of those times that reminds me that we are a great country to live in.
I was going to give you all a picture of me with my I voted sticker on, but I’m really tired after babysitting all day and need to get to bed. I was thinking of doing it tomorrow, but I have class all day. Oh well. At least I can look back and say I helped to make history in some way today. I’m sure Obama will win, we will see in the morning.
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I am sitting here in class tonight wishing I didn’t have a 2 hour drive home. Since I have all the time I will not be able to watch the debate and twitter with everyone. Yes I’m sad about this. I am 99.999% sure that I will be voting for Obama, but I still would like to hear what both sides have to say about things as just because I want someone as president, doesn’t mean they will be.
I am hoping that I can find it on the radio, then at least I can hear it that way, but with my luck it wont happen. I guess I get to see the highlights tomorrow and watch it later, I have things to do tomorrow like pay other peoples bills and so on, so much fun.
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I thought that McCain said hew was going to stop his campaign starting today he was not going to show any ad’s on TV. I just saw one so now I’m confused did I miss something. I was really looking forward to not seeing a bunch of negative ad’s for the next few days. I guess I lose and someone lied or the tv station was not told about it!
I’m getting very tired with the “they caused this” and “They did this” thing, they did not do anything. Congress as a whole does things. I really just wish they would stick to what they are going to do and not what their opponent did. Thats one reason I love Obamas new ad where he explains what he wants to do and points you to his website to read more. I don’t know if McCain has an ad like this as I haven’t seen one, but I think he needs to start telling us what he’s planning on doing. I don’t care about the past, I care about how we are going to fix our future. The past is done and we can not do anything about it.
That said, yes I still plan on voting for Obama in the election as I agree more with his views and ideas them McCain’s. I also feel that Obama knows more about normal everyday people and their life’s. He has been though many of the same issues I have and knows what it’s like to go hungry or not have money to buy something. They say that the things you have been though make you who you are today. I feel that what Obama has experienced has made him who he is, but also will be in the back of his mind as president. I’m not saying McCain has not been though things, just that they were different things and I don’t think they really help him relate to the average person.
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I am sure Brarack Obama will not forget what he stands for if he makes it to the white house, end the war and get back to where we should be. One reason he will not forget it is because of the bracelet he wears. It was given to him by a mother of a solder in Iraq, she wanted him to remember her son when he was president. Remember what he fought for and the life that was taken. McCain also wears one to remind himself of the soldiers in Iraq.
Memorial Bracelets are a great way to show that you respect the past and hope for the future. There are many types of memorial bracelets there are some for 9-11, some for Vietnam and the gulf war. I think that these bracelets are a wonderful way to show that you are thinking about what goes on in the world around you and what happens to those that fight for what we as a nation stand for. I may be against the war, but I still respect what these guys are doing every day.
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I was watching the news last night and saw that McCain is leading in the polls. Okay he’s got a lead good for him, well mostly good for Palin because I once again talked to a women online last night who said she is voting for anyone but Obama, because Hillary didn’t win and it’s likely McCain won’t last though the term.
I couldn’t believe she said that, not only does she not care about the issues, she hopes McCain dies so a women is in the white house? I’m at a loss for words here. I guess this is what it has come down to for some people. They don’t care about the future of the country except that there is a women in the white house. These are the people that drive me crazy, the ones that don’t seem to listen to what the candidates say, they just see what they look like or their gender and go that way. That is no way to vote and really I hate to say it, I would rather just see them all stay home.
I don’t really care who people vote for as long as they vote for the right reasons. Even friends of Palin have not made up their minds who they are going to vote for as they disagree with some of her or McCain’s views. We need to stop looking at who has the experience and who would look better or what their gender is and look at the issues.
Here are my feelings and if you disagree feel free to Politely state your side.
Right now the economy sucks and giving tax breaks to the rich is not going to help. Why? because even with their tax breaks they have stopped spending money on some things. The rich are rich for a reason, unless they win the lottery, they are good with money. They know when to spend and when not to. They can afford to cut back as they can buy food and clothing, even overseas if they want to. If you then drop down to the middle and lower class, they spend all of their money on food, clothing and all of that, they boost the economy because they can’t buy out of the country, they buy at wal-mart, sears, JcPenny or other department store. The middle class needs the tax break to have that extra to spend.
The other argument people have is that in order to get investments and businesses going we have to give tax cuts to the rich. Again, remember they already have the tax cuts, they are not investing it because interest rates are too high. Also if you look at the business world now, people in the middle and lower class are starting to take risk and start their own business. Many are doing this online because it cost almost nothing to start. If you don’t have any money you start small. I started small. I got a free blog on blogger and went from there. My start up cost was zero!
You can do with this many types of business. Start by using eBay, yes you pay fees, but you don’t have to worry about setting up a store or anything. It’s also not that expensive to start up a website, say you like making candles. You can sell those online, you can even use blogger to sell them and not pay anything!
If you look at it this way you see that McCain’s tax cuts just will not work in this new age of business that is starting, We need a fresh thinker who has been in our shoes, who has lived off of welfare and knows how the system really works. If you have never been on it, you don’t know.
There are other issues too, but this is getting long already so I’ll leave you with this. What are your thoughts?