Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Vice Presidential Debate and Random Thoughts

(c) Andy Ternay
  • Full moon at dawn earlier this month.
  • A few words on the Vice Presidential debate:
    I actually felt that Dick Cheney did a good job. If he had not lied constantly, consistently and repeatedly he would have won. Cheney is a bully and a thug; winning without cheating is not natural to him. His most glaring lie was when he said that despite being President of the Senate, right then and there at the debates was the first time he met Senator John Edwards. Even our media found that incredible and quickly turned up a photo and a quote from 2001 in which Dick Cheney thanks John Edwards for attending the national day of prayer breakfast. There is even a nice photo of the two of them side by side.

    Edwards did okay. I expected more from this famed litigator, but he was able to get out there and do what needed doing.

    As of midnight last night, John Edwards had won the debate according to CBS. ABC had him losing by a very slight margin. Online polls had John Edwards ahead by an unreal margin (courtesy of people like me who dedicated hours to nailing those things and getting out letters to the editor—I got fifteen out!).

    To me, what summed the whole campaign up were the closing statements. In his last two minutes, Dick Cheney chose to threaten the American people—the boogeyman will get you ( I never knew the boogeyman was an Islamic extremist). John Edwards chose to speak about hope and optimism—a brighter future.

    I am voting Kerry/Edwards—not just because I am voting against Bush, but also because I think these guys will do good for America.

    Now, to other things.

    I am cautiously optimistic that I will be able to blog from the hotel. They have data ports and high speed access, so I am hoping a simple Ethernet cable will do the job. There is a Target right down the block from the hotel so if it is a matter of cables, that is easily solved.

    Wireless access is only available in the lobby, so buying an airport card would not have helped much.

    I freaked out when I saw how much airport cards were for my ibook-$119! The last time I had looked they were $69. I could not understand it, I have an older model laptop, the price should have gone down, not up. Then I found out they had stopped making the airport card for the ibook, and now they are scarcer than liberal republicans, hence the surcharge. I don’t foresee getting a new laptop anytime soon, so I may have to snag one.

    Someone commented in an email (not the comments section) that I don’t always start my day with prayer, because some days I end my blog with a prayer and some days I don’t. I always pray and invite the Goddess into my life. It’s just that I do it separately from the blog. Prayer in the blog is nice, but not central to my spiritual life.

    Speaking of which, Goddess, my name is Andy, I am an alcoholic. I have been kept sober, one day at a time since Imbolc, 2001. This is through the grace You have granted me. I thank You, my Higher Power, for my daily reprieve. Today is a good day to be sober.

    Please be with me today, all day long and help me to stay sober all day long. Show me Your will for me and grant me the power to carry that out. Thy will, not mine, be done. Be welcome to me; body, heart, mind and soul. Thank You, Blessed Be!