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I don’t usually use this blog for political discussions, but I can’t resist marking and writing about what occurred earlier this week.

Tuesday this great nation elected its first African-American president, Barack Obama. This is a historical moment and many people had various feelings and emotions concerning this milestone. Amidst all the crying and celebrating, some people were left saddened and in a state of shock and disbelief. I can only imagine how those who had hoped for a different outcome must be feeling. I don’t know what they are going through and realize it will take time to get over that fact, but I can say we are all in this together and we must move forward together.

 

As I sit and think about what lies ahead for President-elect Obama, I’m hopeful and afraid at the same time. I’m hopeful because of the possibilities and afraid because of the pressure that I feel the world will put on this one man’s shoulders. He can’t fix this nation alone and I fear for those who think he can and for those who blame him for when he doesn’t. We are all Americans, and although he will hold the highest office, he’s only human and will need all of us to step up and take responsibility for ourselves while working together as a nation. This is only the first step in a series of steps in getting us back on track and being prosperous. Where we go from here is determined by what we do from here.

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My Thursday’s Thoughts are political once again. It came to me after watching numerous rallies in Pennsylvania over the past week.

 

You may think that your vote is worth as much as any other citizen of the United States, but sorry I must “burst your bubble”.  I can’t allow you to continue living a lie and in denial. Unless you live in one of the designated “swing states”, your vote may not mean that much. If you do not believe me, ask yourself “how many times have the candidates been to your state campaigning?” How much money is being spent on advertisements and calls in your area? If that number is really low or maybe even zero, then you’re not worth as much as say, “a swing state voter or independent”, in the campaigns’ eyes.

I don’t understand why voters don’t complain when candidates don’t treat their vote as important as the next person. With the candidates spending so much time in every nook and cranny of PA, OH, FL, CO, NC, and probably a few others, I began to feel unappreciated. The electoral college makes this voting process seem unfair and makes it very apparent that my vote is not worth as much as a Floridian’s vote.

So I’m wondering: How much is your vote really worth?

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Thursday’s Thoughts are back once again.

My brain is twirling with a few things that I have questions about and I will try to discuss one today that was brought to my attention by my friend. (My friend and I have weird conversations when I think about it.) Well, to get back on topic, today I will be discussing…..light bread. Makes me laugh when I think about it.

I have a few questions about the elusive light bread like:

  • Is it called light bread because it’s darker than wheat bread? Crazy that I think this way…lol

  • Why isn’t it just called white bread?

  • Where did the term “light bread” come from?

  • My friend said it’s called light bread because it’s lighter than cornbread. I have no idea where this came from, but it was funny.

My grandmothers or father, for that matter, could probably tell me why they think it’s called that, but I’ll hold off and ask them later.

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Today I thought that I would write about things that puzzle me. This list can and may change whenever the fancy strikes me.

1. Why do people like to crowd around my door and hold conversations that are much too loud?
2. Why do children run through houses?
3. Why is it only cool in the house when certain people visit?
4. Why does the word “potty” bring the same emotions to a child as the word “death”?
5. Why do some people talk loudly to one another; people who are clearly within whispering distance.
6. Why aren’t some people taught how to properly close doors?
7. Why do people expect you to answer questions that are clearly rhetorical?
8. Why do people delegate you to do things that you are clearly not interested in? Should I expect to get compensated?
9. Why does my brother get nervous, yes it’s that apparent, whenever he enters my room?
10. Why do people think that they should be trusted, ALWAYS?

Just a few things that puzzle me currently. Enjoy.

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