9.29.2004

What the Heck is Going On ?!

I hope that John Kerry wipes the mat with Dubba tomorrow night. After watching the news and reading the paper, I have a tough time hearing how people feel safer with Bush. He has done NOTHING for us but piss off many different kinds of cultures. I don't feel any safer and the fact that he uses 9/11 to illustrate just how great he is shows me that the guy is living in some kind of fantasy land! He talks about the "war on terror" like it is all about Iraq. Like somehow Iraq has anything to do with OBL. He talks as if he is doing us this BIG favor when this war is completely self-serving! I doubt that the families of the troops who dies feel like this war was for the right reasons and I doubt that the families of those who were held hostage feel that either. I can only surmise, friends, that there are those who really are living in that fantasy world with W. We impeached Clinton for far less than what Bush has lied about. I want to know where are the same calls for impeachment now?!

Dr. Phil is having the Bush's on his show. Maybe he can talk some sense into them! More likely, he will be kissing their butt. If that is the case, then Dr. Phil lives in that fantasy land too!

9.21.2004

Michael Moore Lecture

Okay, last night Michael Moore spoke at Rutgers Camden. First he had us waiting for 45 minutes. Did he not realize that we were paying a sitter?!

I liked how he started off: He read from the very same book that Bush read on 9/11. Very strange book. I thought that it was a joke at first. He had a lot of Bush rhetoric. It got a little "Al Sharpton" at times. But like my beloved said: "You were preaching to the choir, Brother Moore." I did like how he read E-Mails from the troops in Iraq. In the media, all the troops are "gung-ho". We aren't shown differing points of view. These guys are not running from fighting. They don't want to be part of a war that is morally, logically wrong! That doesn't make them weak! The coolest part was that he gave away "college-type" groceries for registering.

9.20.2004

Time is Standing Still

I swear, I have been a parent for 7 years. By now, I should know the signs!

When my 2 year old says that he doesn't want to eat, doesn't want to play, doesn't want to do anything that is considered "normal" for him, that usually means something is wrong. So when he casually yakked all over the kitchen table this morning, I should not have been suprised. I was anyway! He also threw up in the 7yo room like it was an everyday occurance. It wasn't for the big brother. So we are home today and it is like time isn't moving. UGH! I like doing things with him. Well, bright side: This gives me an opportunity to write. My beloved can't understand why I don't do this more.... Hmmmm.....

Anyhoo, we are going to a Michael Moore lecture at the Tweeter Center. I'd like to hear what the guy has to say! Hopefully, the 2yo will "cooperate" and not throw up anymore! I'll let you know how it was.

9.10.2004

Halloween isn't for another month!

See, I was just minding my buisness and I hear that Dick Cheyney wants us to make the right "choice" in November or the terrorists will strike again. Hmmm....what choice would that be?! He might as well told me that the color thing changed again and I need to go raid Home Depot for tarp and duct tape! Why does the GOP feel that they are doing such a great job on the war on terror?! (That's a rhetorical question, Bush-voters!) From where I sit, I'm not seeing it. I see a ton of mistakes that make us look like idiots. (Example: Abu-Graib. That in and of itself is a huge one) It seems to me that this is just to get people riled up and worked up.

Why do we have to be vigilant?! Maybe some dude is taking a picture of a building because it looks cool. How am I supposed to know the difference?! I can't wait until November comes. I would hope that we are smart enough to know when it's enough.

Jason.... I was just ranting. I get frustrated with many issues surrounding this campaign. I am a bleeding heart liberal (why is that a bad word?!)...what can I say? We can respectfully debate later.

9.04.2004

Grrrr! Dee Mad!

Being a mom, I guess that I notice certain things about how toy executives market to children. I should explain that I am the mom who looks up reviews of movies that my kid wants to see to make sure that they are appropriate. There should be no excessive violence. I don't let toy guns or weapons come into the house either. I'm pretty consistent on that.

Anyhoo, I don't understand why toy guys (This includes you too, Ronald Mc Donald!)market toys that linked to movies that are not intended for kids. (Spidey, The Hulk, even those weird Dr. Suess movies) Try explaining successfully to your kid why they can't go see How the Grinch Stole Christmas. If you don't research this stuff and go into a movie theatre cold, your small child could have nightmares for months to come. I feel like it's in my best interest to research this stuff because I NEED to sleep.

9.02.2004

I Can Hear Myself Think!

Wow, it's so quiet. The only sound is that of my 2yo playing with the Phillies bobbleheads. (Those of you in Philly know just how true this is! Hi Mark!) School is started and I'm actually relieved. It's peaceful and quiet. I can do whatever I want. (within reason... again, Hi Mark) I think that I will enjoy this while I can because I will be tutoring soon enough and then the schedule will be crazy! All you moms know what I am talking about!

9.01.2004

The End of Summer

Well, this is the last day of summer here in sunny, old, NJ. I have mixed feelings about it. I love having the kids here but I am forever the "entertainment committee." My 7yo is starting SECOND grade! When he was in Kindergarten, I used to be able to tell myself that I was still the mother of young children.... babies practically.... Second grade is a whole other level. To add insult to injury, my 2 yo has "the nerve" to start Nursery School. I hope to start tutoring soon.