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1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say?                                                                                                       I watched your farewell speech you gave in Midland, TX after leaving DC and I now look at you differently. I disagree with things that you did, but I do respect you as a person.

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why?                                                                         Britney Spears. Not exactly why I chose her, I just feel that she needs the love and someone to just listen to her. Really listen and be there for her as a person.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day?              I don’t have kids, so that’s not an issue, but I would spend the day being pampered; massages, pedicures, manicures, etc. and shopping til I dropped.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one?                                                                                                         The Corinthian Song (I’m a Vessel) by Micah Stampley

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose?
Body. This question is deep.

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why?                                                                                 I’m not really sure, but it would be in the United States, just not sure where. Hopefully somewhere quiet, but close enough to a mall.
 
7. What is your biggest regret in life?                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not calling to tell my principal I would be late.

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I don’t have an answer for this.

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why?             Age forward, I like this process

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say?                                                                                                                                                                              Daughter, Sister, Teacher, Friend

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Key may not know what he’s going to be when he grows up, but NuNu is determined to be a cheerleader. Don’t know what brought about this, but there are strong feelings toward this career/occupation.

On another note, just a reflection of the past week’s events:

  • I’m proud that Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America. A lot of people went through a lot of different things over the years in order for this to happen and I’m glad that as a country we were able to do this.
  • Although President Obama is now in office, this by no means says that the work is done. Equality and justice should be the driving force for a better nation.
  • Service to others seems much more important to me. I desire to do more for others.
  • I’m glad George Bush was elected President. In a way, he made it possible for Barack Obama.

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President Barack Obama, right, is congratulated by daughter ...

Today the United States of America got a new president, President Barack Obama. There are no words to truly express how I feel and what the moment meant to me and so many others. I am hopeful that things will change and for the better. President Obama has inspired a generation and touched many of lives, but the inspiration should not end today, but begin and continue on. We Are One and together we will and can get through anything.

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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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