Thursday, September 29, 2011
So, I went to the Jewish Temple today for New Years service and it was enjoyable. A bit long as in almost three hours, but no too bad. Lots of people there and a couple I recognized. I had never seen them there before so, I assume they show up just this time of the year. Anyway, it was a nice day out, which was good as I had to park a bit away from the Temple. After doing a bit of shopping (I needed a new curtain liner for the shower) I am now back home waiting to get the mail. My exciting day off!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
From The New York Times- WASHINGTON — Not since Jimmy Carter in 1980 has a Democrat running for president failed to win a lopsided majority of the Jewish vote. This has been true during times of peace or war, and even when there has been deep acrimony between the White House and the Israeli government. Republicans see a chance to change that in 2012, with President Obama locked in a tense relationship with Israel’s leaders and criticized by many American Jews as being too tough on a close and favored ally. Tuesday’s Republican upset in New York’s Congressional election, they say, is a sign of bad things to come for Mr. Obama. Sensing trouble, the Obama campaign and Democratic Party leaders have mobilized to solidify the president’s standing with Jewish voters. The Democratic National Committee has established a Jewish outreach program. The campaign is singling out Jewish groups, donors and other supporters with calls and e-mails to counter the Republican narrative that Mr. Obama is hostile to Israel. Among those efforts is a multi-page set of talking points circulated last Friday with the title, “President Obama’s Stance on Israel: Myths vs. Facts.” David Axelrod, a close Obama adviser, has sent e-mails to Jewish voters, pointing them to a speech by the Israeli defense minister, Ehud Barak, praising Mr. Obama and saying he had deepened the military cooperation between the United States and Israel. The rest of it is here- LINK! Religion. It's a problem...really. Religion, any religion taken to an extreme. Very Sad.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Another long day. End of this week, things hopefully, will calm down. Looks to be a busy day. Going to try and get to bed early tonight as well. Hoping the weekend will look nice. Well, not much to say. Woke up and listened to the silence for a while this morning. Now, off to work.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Attempting to ignore all the 10th anniversary hoopla... I was in Cincinnati then, btw. Completed watching The Guild this morning. I have to say, I really enjoy it. I think waiting for more episodes will make me nuts though as they are only 5 to 10 minutes long. Got the laundry done and cleaned up a bit. I think I am having a bit of a depression problem already. Not really very happy right now even though it is a beautiful day out. Had a tough time sleeping last night. Felt like I wanted to cry a couple times. Not good over all. Right now, I'm sitting in Camino Bakery having a latte and just watching people go by. Having a bit of an emotional day. At times I feel like I'm just wasting time and am just really down on myself and the world in general. Most likely not a good thing. You know, watching the Guild, I laughed out loud for the first time in...well, a long time and I thought about that. I've been here and hour, so I think I'll head out and take some pics.
Out to dinner for sushi tonight. Just me and my Nook Color for company. I had been a long day. Came home and watched four seasons of The Guild. Fun web show. Very professional looking. Almost called Kim to see if I could stay at her place tonight. Just felt real lonely tonight and wanted to be around someone. Even sleeping with the cats in the spare bedroom would have been fine. It just suddenly became a rough evening for me. Guess I should re install the special lights into the living room lamps. Anyway, I just stayed at home and watched the Guild. Maybe I'll feel better tomorrow.
Thursday, September 08, 2011
So, I listened to part of Obama's speech tonight while driving home. He can give a good speech, for sure. Then, where are the results? Wonder how long it will be before he caves in to the GOP? He's really disappointed me. I hoped that he would be a tough, no holds barred leader that would set the country back on track after 30 years of Republican mismanagement. Didn't happen. No spine. He talks the talk...