Thursday, October 23, 2008

Update

Just a quick update. I'm still writing. Things are going okay. And I gained a few pounds (all good pounds).

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

If A Picture Is Worth 100,000 Words...

Obama speaking in St. Louis to over 100,000 people.




Here's the article.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I fear...

that the our new president (whoever he is) is not interested in leading but only in winning, that he is clueless about how to fix and change America and inspire Americans to grow up and take responsibilities and become less complacent about the world and being more competitive and better educated,

that he is going at foreign policies in all the wrong ways as our current president is doing,

that he would continue the wasteful, irresponsible, corrupt ways of the government, and everyone is either going to follow or become extremely angry with one another,

that he will continue to divide the country with fear and hate and exclusions -- "if you're with us, you're against us" -- and an unwillingness to embrace the future or to take us to the moon (figuratively speaking) once again,

that he will lead America to continue on a downward path and spell the doom for America as the strongest, best country in the 21st century as other countries such as China are making strides, where our children can't compete in the global workplace, where our citizens don't have decent homes, jobs, healthcare and lives, that our military is stretched too thin and demoralized and ineffective and under-equipped and without great allies,

that Americans will once again lose hopes in their leadership and feel aimless and purposeless.


I love this country too much to want that to happen. And I'm going to do my part come November 4 to make sure at least we're on the right path again. No guarantees. Just a promise that we may be able to keep.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Elephant in the Room

Steelworkers leader spoke at AFL-CIO:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QIGJTHdH50


"I won't vote for Obama.... because he is black."

I just don't understand that kind of thinking, but I guess you will have to be in that generation to understand it. Our parents' generation hate blacks. Our generation still hates gay people. It will take another generation to get over all that.. to break all the glass ceilings. But I'm happy to see the change for more acceptance.

I mean I can be "racist" sometimes too, especially when I see consistent bad behaviors from any groups that just irritate and baffle me. But I am also able to see through all that stereotypes and treat each person differently. I have friends and colleagues of all colors and I get along with them without even thinking of their races. Maybe it has something to do with me being a minority in the US as well, but never did I look at Obama and say to myself, "I can't vote for him -- he's black." It's not even in my nature to do that. I look at him and I see a man of intelligence, ideas, and a passion. And I go by that, and definitely not the color of his skin.

When 30% of Hillary Clinton's Democratic supporters (and I assume most of them are white) said they would rather vote for McCain or stay home than vote for Obama, something is wrong. But no one would admit that race is an issue. The elephant is so huge in the room that no one wants to see it. It's 2008, folks, get over your racial prejudices and think about what is best for the country. If you clearly prefer McCain's policies and records and abilities, than by all means vote for him. But if you're not voting for Obama simply because of his race, then I think you have some serious soul searching and education to do.