The Past Week…Random Thoughts July 27–August 2, 2008 (Special “Toad Rescue Edition” w/Pic)

This is a trial run, to see if I can actually do something like this every week!

Random Thoughts from this Past Week

This week we saw Obama making a point of how he “looks different” from the faces on our currency, geting called out by McCain, then playing the victim AGAIN!

So Obama thinks talking about “looking different” ISN’T talking about race???  Unless he was referring to the fact that he doesn’t wear a powdered wig or beard…


Down here in CD-2, Richardson’s magic touch still hasn’t quite put Harry Teague D-OIL) ahead.  According to reports, Teague may throw some more of his money into his campaign, after loaning about $700,000 to his primary campaign. (Don’t forget, he got about $200,000 from Republicans, the same people who are supporting Steve Pearce’s Senate run.) This week he’s hired Frank Constanzo of the Pringle Communications Group, “a seasoned corporate turnaround specialist and political operative. He has served as an elected official in New York State and appointed appointed official in Arizona.  Constanzo also served as a senior advisor to both Governors and Bill Richardson on their Presidential campaigns.” For more on “Democrat” Teague, see here.

A “corporate turnaround specialist”–inspiring, isn’t it?


One thing about Obama’s begging letters, THEY seem to inspire me to NOT contribute!  After receiving one a few weeks ago, I took the money I once might have contributed to the Democratic Party and bought a pet carrier that was needed by the local animal shelter.  This past week, I got one from Obama on behalf of he DSCC which coincided with the start of several days of “Toad Rescue.”  We’ve had tons of rain and the toads were out for several nights calling to each other. One decided to take a dip every night in the water bowl I leave out for the wildlife in the arroyo behind my back wall.  I’d go out in the morning to feed the birds and spot the little guy floating in the bowl or awake and struggling to get out. I would fish him out before the water got hot enough to slowly cook him.  One day I took some pictures following the morning rescue and I’m glad I did, because that was the last time I saw him.  The weather had dried out and the toads went back to sleep in their underground burrows and I presume my little guy is nice and comfy in the hole I spotted near the water bowl.  Here’s a picture of him!

This Week’s Posts:

This week we welcomed Kenosha Marge to the blog! Her posts are starred *!

Thanks, To Everyone Who Has Visited This Blog!

So Why Is Bill Richardson Really Fundraising for Hillary??

Funding In-Depth, Investigative Reporting as a “Charitable Matter”??


Let’s Face It, PUMAs—Uninformed, Conforming Voters are Our Worst Enemy….No Matter How Smart They Are (Updated 1X)

*Enabling Bad Behavior…

British Commentators: The Chosen One Looked “Shattered” After Meeting Brown….and Did Cameron/Obama Discuss “Conservative Means” to Achieve “Progressive Goals”?

This Racist Celebrates Mick Jagger’s 65th Birthday by Recalling When She Was NOT a Racist…(Updated 1X)

Bonus from the prior week:

July 21st Editions of Newsweek & Time Pander as Obama Travels: One “Revisits” His “Spiritual Quest,” the Other Uses Mandela (and Fudges His Birthdate, Prints an Old Web Story as Current, and Uses a “Black Power” Fist to Illustrate) (Update 1X)

4 Responses

  1. GRL – thanks for the update for the week. I am up in Santa Fe. Interesting to hear about CD-2. Do you think Teague can actually win down there? I cannot remember the last Dem Rep from that district, if ever.

    I just found your place, but will come regularly now. Good to find a NM blog. Thanks!

  2. Not sure where you live – we’re outside of Tucson and this is our first monsoon season – yesterday we found a HUGE toad in one of the water dishes we use for pots. An amazing thing to behold.

    I am back to getting weekly letters from the DNC and Obama…and send every one back to them – empty – in their postage paid envelope with NObama in big black letters all over the outside (I want to influence every postal worker with whom the envelope comes in contact!) and the inside.

    It feels great every time I do it! I’m thinking of putting weights inside to add to their return postage bill.

  3. I am a bit surprised to see Lynn Sweet’s blog listed under “Blogroll”. I found her to be very unobjective in her pundit appearances on MSNBC during the recent most contentious primary season. I surely never considered her “one of us”.

    That said, thank you for all the work you have done in Hillary’s behalf. I just wish (and still hope) it can have an effect before the final final on this rigged democratic party nomination process. It has been the biggest disillusionment of my life. Many elected officials, past and present, that I would have trusted with my life have disappointed me beyond recovery.

  4. Note: Lynn Sweet…I was looking at her stuff a lot when the Rezko trial was going on….haven’t kept track of her that much recently! Will check it out…Thanks for the heads up…Also, since she’s from Chicago I figure she give some idea of what the power center in Chicago is pushing…

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