Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hi kids! Hope your St. Valentine's Day/V-Day went well.I celebrated with a lovely mixed-seafood grill here at home, courtesy of chef Hansoo!
"Louie", our Golden Retreiver, is bearing up well since the devastating loss of our Australian Shepherd, "Frisco".It's been one month and three days.
Other stuff:
I've been focusing on my"The Book Of O:The Orgasm Poems" the past few days.Now that my "Words From Water: Poems" is finished(I'm still going to have a beloved poet friend review it and offer final revision suggestions), I can put more energy into my orgasms. Ahem.

I saw a great little collection of Short Films on WPBA, Channel 30 tonight. There was a French film that was very, very French--lots of despair and devastation;a quirky animated Irish film involving a cow listening to the radio, and a Swedish film that I'm not at all certain I "got", but it concerns a very neurotic man who appears to be trying to connect with others.The show will be repeated;check your listings!

In the I'm-so-excited-to-be-there-category:
I've posted several letters to various articles, and Op-Ed pieces at Salon.com.
and,
I just recently found that one was selected as an "Editor's Choice".My letter is posted at the article "McCain Apes Bush On Iraq."
Take a look at:
http://www.salon.com/opinion/kamiya/2008/02/12/mccain_iraq_war/

I am still so excited about Senator Obama doing so well.There are no guarantees, of course, but things are looking really great for him(though I'm certain Hillary will win Texas, and probably Ohio).

Have a great Sunday!

4 comments:

Collin said...

Very cool about your letter being selected for Editor's Choice!

Dan said...

Obama and Edwards Meet in NC
By NEDRA PICKLER – 2 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Barack Obama sneaked down to North Carolina Sunday and met with former rival John Edwards, who has yet to make an endorsement in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Officials at North Carolina television station WTVD said they have video taken from a helicopter of Obama leaving Edwards' home in Chapel Hill. A producer said the station was "tipped off" about the meeting, but said the source was confidential.

The Obama campaign confirmed the meeting. Although reporters normally travel everywhere with Obama, he left them behind to fly down in secret from his hometown.

"Senator Obama visited this morning with John and Elizabeth Edwards at their home in Chapel Hill to discuss the state of the campaign and the pressing issues facing American families," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. He wouldn't comment on the possibility of an endorsement.

People close to the Edwardses, speaking privately, say they have been torn about whom to support. The former North Carolina senator is concerned that Obama may not be ready for the presidency and that his health care plan is inferior. But Edwards was highly critical of Clinton — her policies, her ties to special interests and her character — during his campaign, making it more difficult to support her now.

The couple has been impressed with Clinton, who has more effectively courted them since the 2004 vice presidential nominee dropped out, people who talk to the Edwardses say. Obama has been less attentive, they say, and some of those close to the Edwardses have been annoyed that Obama has continued to ridicule him for once saying his biggest weakness is that he has a powerful response to seeing pain in others.

Still, since Edwards has left the race, Obama often praises him in public. This week he told Wisconsin voters that Edwards will "be a major voice in the Democratic party for years to come, and I want him involved and partnering with me in moving this country forward."

None of the other former Democratic presidential candidates — Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Bill Richardson or Dennis Kucinich — have endorsed Obama or Clinton, reflecting the party's split over who would be the best president.

On the Net:
http://www.barackobama.com

Anonymous said...

Coll-Thanks, honey!
Dan-
I keep thinking that Edwards will make a dandy Cabinet-member for whichever Dem is elected Prez...remember, I wanted--and had hoped for-- an Edwards/Obama, or Obama/Edwards ticket, but Senator Obama & Senator Clinton HAVE to team up--they really have to. Gosh, the DNC will be a storm of protests if they don't "Dream-Team" it.
Side-Note: How cute is that pic, Danny, you look 20 there!

Lisa Allender said...

Coll-Thanks, honey!
Dan-
I keep thinking that Edwards will make a dandy Cabinet-member for whichever Dem is elected Prez...remember, I wanted--and had hoped for-- an Edwards/Obama, or Obama/Edwards ticket, but Senator Obama & Senator Clinton HAVE to team up--they really have to. Gosh, the DNC will be a storm of protests if they don't "Dream-Team" it.
Side-Note: How cute is that pic, Danny, you look 20 there!