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More Political Horror Stories... I can't wait until November 5

I was reading some online political Blogs tonight while passing out candy. This is a very scary Halloween.


As an African American who considers himself an independent I voted for Obama for several reasons. The first and primary reason is that the US really needs a break from the way the good ole boys club has run this country. My first choice for a president would have been a black woman, second choice a white woman, third choice a black man. Obama is a break from the past presidents because of his bi-racial heritage and his choices of how he lived in the US. This country needs leaders who can thin outside of the box when it comes to solving problems.

I voted for Regan on the same idea that I voted for Obama. I believe that Obama like Regan will not be insecure about not being the brightest person in the room. I believe that all great leaders surround themselves and seek out the advice from experts in their fields and then build a solution from a consensus of experts. Obama has …

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, TX

This post is about using a lot of Google stuff.  There are a lot of folks that are calling applications like Picasa and Chrome Cloud applications.  I am using Chrome for the first time to write in my Blog.  I also used Picasa on my computer to organize my images and upload them to web albums.  I can embed Flash slide shows in my posts with out doing any programming.  Check out the images from my trip to the Cadillac Ranch.


I am planning on upgrading my free Google storage account so that I can load all of my 21GB of images on Google servers.  Thsi will be a backup and a way to publish my images when I want to on my Blog or other web sites.

Palo Duro 50K (30 mile) Trail Run

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I ran my first 50K trail run this past weekend. It is the longest run that I have done in my life.  I ran from 7 AM in the morning until 2:44 PM. My total time on the course was 6 hours and 44 minutes.

The run started in the dark.  I was really excited to do this run.  My friend Stephanie had told me that this trail run was really cool.  When we started out of the starting gate it took about a quarter of a mile before we could all start running.  It was a congested group of runners with flashlights and head lamps shuffling along down a path that got narrower and narrower until it was single track.  For a few seconds I felt like I was in the crowed exiting ACL on Sunday night.

As we ran through the early pre-dawn I was in awe of how the colors of the canyon walls started to slowly fill with color.  I was running with a green flashlight and I felt like Flash the Green Lantern as I hopped and danced over an occasional rock on the red dirt trail. I only hoped to have this much energy at mil…

Why I support Obama

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http://lickingcalcutta.blogspot.com/2008/10/viral-e-mail-from-marlene-about-obama.html

Always research what you hear or read from unverifiable sources.

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2008/10/antiobama_virus_hits_home.php

Anti-Obama Virus Hits Home

I was pretty surprised when I got an e-mail this morning from a friend who's a sophisticated figure in the local music scene. The e-mail amounts to a long conspiracy theory meant to suggest that Obama has questionable Muslim connections who may have funded his college tuition and other endeavors. Then I got the same e-mail today from a Fort Lewis-based sergeant I know serving in Iraq. It begins like this:

"Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. ‘Barry' (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two …