I watched the VP debate the other night and was disgusted, of course. Palin is so incredibly stupid. She walked out there with an agenda of things she was supposed to say and facts she was supposed to spew. She avoided the softball questions that were given to her, and wasn't challenged AT ALL with any follow up questions. This woman could be the next vice president, possibly PRESIDENT of this country, and the media is treating her like a spoiled and helpless child. Everyone claims she did better than expected...it is not hard to do better than expected when you are EXPECTED to make a fool of yourself. Joe Biden I thought did well, but of course he would do well. He's been in this business long enough and he knows what he is talking about. Anyway, here is a video I need to post on my blog because it is important. Matt Gonzalez is Ralph Nader's running mate in this upcoming election. I did not know anything about him before Ralph invited him to be his running mate, but the more I learn the more I like. He gives exceptional speeches and is really, really smart.
Also, speaking of politics, I am not going to say much about the Bailout Bill or "rescue bill" whatever you want to call it. I do not agree with it. My feelings on it are pretty much the same as Congressman Dennis Kucinich's thoughts. Here is a speech he gave the morning it was passed in Congress:
"We have come a great distance in seventy-five years; from the New Deal to the Raw Deal, from having nothing to fear but fear itself, to being afraid of everything. We traded democracy's warm heart containing the ideals of faith, fairness and frugality, for the greedy, cold calculations of the Dow Jones ticker. The New Deal saved free market capitalism with jobs and regulation; now both sink in the swamp of speculation, manipulation and capitulation. The Golden Rule of 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you,' is submerged by the rule of gold, 'do unto others before they do unto you.' Some people will ask of this Congress, what were we thinking? Why did we give $700 billion bailout to Wall Street without fixing what caused the problem in the first place? Why did we rig the free markets for security fraudsters? Why didn't we explore alternatives to let Wall Street solve its own problems? Why didn't we have money save millions of homeowners, create millions of jobs, and a green economy? Why didn't we stop the speculators? Why wasn't there accountability? Why didn't we take time to make an intelligent decision?
Why? Why? Why?"
That is all I am going to write about on that, since it is done and over with. Blegh.
Another thing I wanted to write about is that I saw the movie Religulous last night. It was supposed to be "offensive" or whatever, which I didn't think it was at all. It was a humorous movie poking fun at religion, which if you think about it...all religions ARE a little bit strange.
I am pretty excited about seeing the movie W. It's a movie about George W. Bush's life. I am not sure if I will actually like that one, but it will be interesting. That man is such a joke anyway.
Today we decided to drive downtown and walk around State Street. We didn't realize there was a Badger game today and it was PACKED down there. The farmer's market was still open when we got there, so that was pretty neat. We got to walk through a lot of little shops as well. I didn't buy anything, but it was nice to look. Oh, before we headed downtown we ate at a little Mexican restaurant called Pedros. I am always a little skeptical about mexican restaurants and mexican food in general, but it was good. Before we headed home, we stopped at a petstore called Animalmart. Unfortunately and fortunately there were cats and puppies there. I wanted them all!! I am seriously considering getting a second cat. If I really decide to do this, I will have to read up on how Spirit might deal with this. She doesn't seem to like other cats and is really quite stuck up. But I think that might just be how cats are, and if not I'm sure Spirit isn't the only unfriendly cat to be forced to live with another cat. We will deal with that when the time comes, though. I bought her a little cat tent and a new toy since we were there. She hasn't paid much attention to either since we've gotten back, but she's been sleeping so maybe when she wakes up she will be more interested.
I used my mall gift card to buy Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility today. I played it for about 45 minutes so far and it is really fun!! I wanted to spend some time crocheting this weekend, but I may end up playing this game for hours instead. Ian's mom ordered me a book about crocheting through her book club (it was only ten bucks!) and I hope to find some time to learn. Shelley taught me the basics last weekend at Kail and Elizabeth's birthday party and gave me some yarn and a needle (? if that's what it is called). I'm eager to make things.
Okay, well the Brewers are on so I'd better watch. Or maybe I shouldn't...it seems they've been able to score twice when I wasn't paying attention. Oh well, I think I will.
Oh! One more thing. I have discovered the joys of podcasts at work. They make the day go by just a little bit faster. On Friday, I listened to audio from a couple episodes of Real Time with Bill Maher, audio from shows on MSNBC, and a Ricky Gervais talk show. I will have to continue to do this.
Now I am really going to stop writing. Bye.