Friday, October 13, 2006

Where is the President?

Saying for the day: It is a political truth that it can't hurt a candidate to be seen with the President.

It used to be that on the off year election candidates for governor that were of the same party invited him to campaign with them.
It might only be for one day but pictures were taken and used over and over.
The implication being that since they were from the same party the state would get more help from Washington.

I have been watching the adds for governor in both Wisconsin and Michigan and I have yet to see the President in any Republican add.
Not only that but the Republican candidates don’t even say they are Republicans.
This says something about how President Bush is viewed.

If that wasn’t a good enough clue there is an add with the Republican candidate for governor in Michigan that shows the President and the candidate.
It says that you can’t tell the difference between the two and its run by the Democrats.
In the add the candidate morphs into the President and back again to himself.
The Democrats are so sure that the President is a liability that they want us to see the Republican and the President as being on the same bad team.

When Democrats run adds with the Republican President and the Republican candidate you know things have gotten weird.

News from Pigeon Falls-The little town in my backyard where trains still run and White Rabbits drink tea– Donna Bergall had her first free cup of coffee at Nancy’s today. Nancy told her if Donna would bring in the White Rabbit she would give him a free cup of tea and a piece of carrot cake. Donna told her that you can’t believe everything you hear.
The first snow of the fall came and went. School was closed for the day and there were kids everywhere. One has trouble understanding how the weather is too bad to go to school but they still can be out playing all day.
Eino still has not heard from Homeland Security about the stone man.
A national magazine said that they had heard the government was developing a new device to move people from place to place. It seems that the project had a set back of some kind but was now going forward again. The article said a reporter was going to check out the location where the first experiments took place to try to find out if this is a true story.
Eino broke a small piece off the shoe of the stone man and sent it to a laboratory in Lansing where a friend of his works. There is no information back from that lab yet but he hopes there will be soon.
The town is in the process of getting a grant for a new sewer system and people are afraid of what will happen if there is no government after November, Mayor South said that even though she won’t be Mayor she will stay with it until it is approved.

Todays Link-Don't Get Around Much- Please Remember to put Dr. John in the comment to get those singing JCPOINTS. Check your totals HERE.
This morning Betty and I got the first two blogger cups ready to send when we realized we didn't have the address for our friends in Hull. So we packed them and they sit waiting to be addressed. Betty went to her birthday club for lunch. I waited for the prospective buyer to come and take some pictures. When she came home we dsicovered the gas station on the outside layout had collapsed. It could have been the wind or somebody might have thrown a snowball. In any case it has to come in for repairs. The prospective buyer came and took pictures. I hope that is a good sign. Well I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Janvangogh said...

As a kid, I remember it took at least 8 inches of snow before they would close school. The bus ALWAYS got stuck a couple a times each year.

BTW, there is nothing like good ol' poll driven politics. Stick your finger in your mouth, put it in the air and see which way the opinion is going before you make a decision. Too bad people cant take the time to learn about gov't and world affairs, nor some leaders do what is right as opposed to what is popular.

4:36 AM  
Blogger The Rev. Dr. Kate said...

Weird is an understatement for our current political process. Somehow, I think the founding fathers expected better of us than this.

4:41 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

it is friday the 13th, politics and much more will be weird on this day.
school here don't close often, it has to be a major storm for that to happen. i however, have chosen to keep them home when i feel it is better to do so.
glad Donna got her first on the house coffee but it might end up costing her in the long run. Nancy will have under in close observation and try to get all sort of info from her.
Thansgiving dinner at Lori's while they are at her mom's would have been tricky. glad it all worked out. i still think it is odd that both our countries celebrate it on different dates.
i'm crossing all my fingers and toes for the home to sale. i'm thinking a second visit is a good sign. good luck. hope you and Betty are both well. take care and read you tomorrow.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Kat Campbell said...

I have noticed the blatant absence of the president in the political ads myself, Dr. John, it is not a good time to be him. Cliches my mother heaped on us as kids have a habit of bubbling to the surface every time I think about our current president... you've made your bed, now you must lie in it.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Lori's Minute said...

Last night I dreamt Bush was at our house barbequing in his underwear....his mother Barbara was asleep in the chair. They were staying with us because no one would believe they would come to our house for a visit.

7:01 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

Oh Dr John, things have definately gotten weird!!!!

8:08 AM  
Anonymous Stacy said...

I miss the days of when you showed the President respect just because he was the president. You didn't have to agree with his political views, you just showed him respect. Of course, I miss the days when you showed everyone respect.

12:10 PM  
Blogger BobCiz said...

I'm not running for any office and I would be horrified to be photographed next to Dubya. I'd be afraid that my neighbors would shun me, my friends would stop calling, and my family would disown me. It wasn't too long ago that having the opportunity to shake the President's hand was considered a surpassing honor whether you were in line with his politics or not. Just one more indication of how Bush has perverted and ruined the office.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I know the media hates Bush. That is apparent. I don't agree with everything Bush has done but I do like him. I believe he loves the Lord. I believe he is doing what he believe is best for our nation. Whether he is right or not is another issue. I support our president and respect him. He is the president that God brought forth to us. It is our duty to pray for him.
If Bush has perverted the office, what can you say about Clinton?? He was a criminal.

12:52 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

It can't hurt a candidate to be seen with Jesus either. That is typically the thumbs up that I constantly look for.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

It can't hurt a candidate to be seen with Jesus either. That is typically the thumbs up that I constantly look for.

4:43 PM  
Blogger QuillDancer said...

If the stone man ever turns back into himself, Eino is going to owe him a new pair of shoes!

6:39 PM  
Blogger Miss 1999 said...

The ads here in Tennessee are absurd. I'm a democrat, but, even if I wasn't, I'd never vote for Bob Corker (the republican candidate for Congress). I have YET to hear this man state what he's gonna do for us? The ONLY thing he talks about is how he started his business out of the back of his truck. I mean, at least VanHilleary actually stated what he wanted to do- ya know what I mean?

PS: I'm having tea with the White Rabbit :0)

11:01 PM  
Blogger Sister Chris said...

Just catching up with your entries and the one from the other day made me laugh!! Sorry, as I told Dawn it would be nice for ALL OF US to get together sometime,(since we are all available--no one overseas or no one in jail, etc.) and I thought of Thanksgiving at Pete's since I assumed you all would be there anyway!! Don't worry-- she told me it won't happen, not over the holidays anyway. Did she mention that I also suggested we might get together this summer at 6 Flags?? Sorry, it was just a thought. And no, you and Betty are waiting for an answer about a loan to get the new house. (I thought you might have sold your house and were waiting on a new mortage).
have a good day!!

1:05 AM  
Blogger Tina Dray said...

Sorry Dr. John don't do politics avoid them at all costs!
snows good though

2:51 AM  

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