What’s Jack up to? Here is Jack’s spot de jour now that school is back in session. He just goes right to his spot on the couch and can’t be moved until he wants to move. So what’s Jack up to? Just chillin.
Well now that the RNC Convention/Introducing Sara Palin Show is over maybe we can finally get real and I can get some rest. Did anyone watch and see some of the wild protesters that made it onto the floor? Eek. Now let’s actually get down to what’s really important and past the silly sound bytes and onto some real questions and issues. That is if some don’t run scared and will actually sit and get interviewed by the press.
But no fear thanks to Mel-O-Drama and the fact that she’s more of a Maverick than anyone I know my hat has been officially throw into the ring for President. Sorry I had to go there. Click here to check it out. Have fun!
And thanks to Decorno for this link to an article by Gloria Steinem from the Los Angeles Times on Vice Presidential pick Palin. It’s an amazing article.
Here’s a quote: “Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing — the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party — are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to women — and to many men too — who have picketed, gone on hunger strikes or confronted violence at the polls so women can vote. We owe it to Shirley Chisholm, who first took the “white-male-only” sign off the White House, and to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who hung in there through ridicule and misogyny to win 18 million votes.
But here is even better news: It won’t work. This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.”
Read the full article here.
- What’s Jack up to? Oh, that Jack was really naughty yesterday. Just when I said he was being nice too. The DD let him off his leash for a second to switch leashes to take him for a walk and he took off running up the block after two much larger dogs that went by a few minutes before. Darn Jack. They could have taken his head off. I told you he had a Napoleon complex. Luckily, they just laughed at the little dog running up to them talking trash. Whew!So, did you watch? I sure did!
Last night I watched Barack Obama accept the nomination for President of The United States along with Nana and my fourteen year old African-American DD (dear daughter) and DS (dear son). I could not lose my smile. What a proud night! Sadly, the DH was still away on business, but called us to show his spirit.
It was so wonderful watching it with my grandmother who admitted that she never thought she would get to see Black man come this close to the presidency in her lifetime. She cried with happiness at being able to see it with her great-grandchildren. I hope that they realize just how remarkable and significant it is. They are now living in a new age. My two babies who share a birthday with Doctor Martin Luther King are a big step closer to his Dream. Our Dream.
photos from cnn, msnbc and yahoo
The speech was amazing. I heard it called by some hard nosed commentators a symphony. I’ll agree. One of my favorite lines of the night was when Barack said, “change doesn’t come from Washington, it comes to Washington.” I hear that. My bag is packed. Let’s go!
I don’t know how the other party will respond next week. But Barack has laid it all out tonight.
What’s Jack up to? I’m afraid I’ll not have Jack calmed down until the Dear Twins are back in school. Jack is having a fine time chasing the DD around the house and snapping at her toes today. When he’s not doing that he’s roughhousing with the DS. No sweet little lap dog is he.
The DNC has begun and as I thought I’d be, I was riveted. The first night did not disappoint with Michelle Obama giving the keynote speech. I don’t think a potential first lady has given a keynote speech at a national convention so that in itself is historic, but besides that the fact that it was a Black woman giving the speech made it that much more so.
I didn’t expect to be as emotionally moved as I was, but there you have it. I could not take the smile from my face or account for the great sense of pride that I felt for women, African-Americans, my children and even my country. Count me as one of those teary eyed Black women at the end of the speech. Could we actually be here in 2008? Finally. It was a wonderful heartfelt speech that showed her heart and her fabulous mind. That Barack is a lucky man. Must be some good judgement there to choose Michelle. I say the more women in politics the better!
Now you all know me and know I don’t go that deep, but this just weighed on my heart and it’s my blog, so hey, I’m posting it here. If you disagree fine, I’ll still love you tomorrow and we’ll still have Top Chef in the morning!
Today, Barack Obama gave one of the most important speeches in at least my lifetime and certainly in my children’s lifetime. He dealt with a subject that not only touched me as a black woman of many mixed races, but should touch people of all races in this country. The video is long, but please watch and really consider your hearts. In the end one thing I know for sure is that we are essentially all the same at our core. Make it work, Barack! And thank you, all my dear true and new friends.