Palin Proves She Wasn’t Meant to Lead

January 14, 2009 · Posted in Government, Media, Political, Rants · Comment 

Sarah PalinNow that her fifteen minutes of fame are up, Sarah Palin continues her war on the media.  Now, a recent quote in one of her hometown newspapers has her lashing out at the “bored, anonymous, pathetic bloggers who lie.”  Obviously, the blogging community is up in arms about this, because frankly the words that I’m writing (and I am a bit bored) are in the veil of anonymity not lies (I guess two out of three truths isn’t bad considering the source), express opinions and feelings about something more than Sarah Palin.  These views and opinions – like so many of my peers – are my feelings on why Sarah Palin isn’t qualified to be Vice-President of the United States of America.  My ammunition for many of my blog articles about Sarah Palin are the very words that she is quoted as using.

Since losing the election, Sarah Palin has apparently be slammed on the interview circuit and much what they’re looking for is dirt.  With everything flying around about her daughter, her son’s birth, and what comes next it’s no wonder that she’s a bit overwhelmed.  The following quote, from Esquire’s upcoming magazine sums up her feelings for some of the people writing about her.

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Give Blood Today – Fly Somewhere Tomorrow

January 5, 2009 · Posted in Public Service · Comment 

1Donating blood has always been a mixed bag for me – on one hand I understand the need for blood to save lives and at the same time I think about all that could go wrong with that big, giant needle poking into my arm.  Until now, it’s always been an issue of conscience alone, and take it or leave it I’ve been an infrequent donor.  Apparently I’m not alone, because the American Red Cross is resorting to awarding donors with the change to win one of 15 pairs of tickets anywhere Delta airlines flies (domesticly).

There are, of course, a few caveats, but only that you donate in the states of Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Puerto Rico, southern Mississippi, or northern Florida between now and March 31.  Not too bad considering, and the reality is, giving blood is good.  Apparently the Red Cross needs approximately 38,000 pints of blood every day just to meet the demand of hospitals and other organizations, and that doesn’t include storage for future requirements.  With the fall-off in the economy people have donated less money and apparently less blood, too.

Lets hope that this incentive helps increase the number of donors – and perhaps you’ll even see me out there giving a pint or two in the months to come.

Ranter