Thursday, September 11, 2008

Politics follows life

My second post in one day. How weird is that?

Michelle Malkin has a post on her blog regarding a memorial service at Ground Zero that occurred today involving both presidential candidates as well as the mayor of new york. She is critical of Barack Obama and makes the claim that Obama tossed his flowers onto the memorial while
"By contrast, John McCain and his wife kneel and gently, somberly, place their roses down at the foot of the 9/11 tribute."
I watched both videos and did not see the striking difference between the two that Michelle did and I think it might be hard to criticize every minute thing that a person does. We can not see into the hearts of the people. Who knows, maybe Barack Obama has a bad back.

On the other hand, if you watch the second of the videos (it's long - about 10 minutes) you see the two candidates walking along and shaking the hands and talking to first responders. That was touching to see, and in my opinion that's where the difference in the two candidates shows.

First of all, McCain has his wife with him. Obama's wife was not there. I like that image of the man who would be commander-in-chief to have his wife with him instead of having her own agenda. (i'm not being sexist here, if the candidate was a female, I would still want to see their spouse supporting).

Secondly - watch the progression down the line. Poor Obama shakes hands and is ready to move on to the next person, but he can't because McCain is having a meaningful conversation with the person in front of him.

Third - watch the pins. Of the first responders, one that I saw gives a pin from his lapel to McCain. Another one gives a pin to his wife Cindy. It was very touching. Now again, I could possibly be reading too much into this, but I did not see Obama receive a pin. He did receive flowers from someone near the end.

Here is the video that Michelle Malkin has on her site.

Here is her website if you want to go to the source: Michelle Malkin

They should be wearing a cape

Most days on my way to work I walk past a FDNY station. Not every day, I like to vary my route just so that it stays interesting.

Today I had to walk past there. They had a special memorial outside and a lot of activity. A lot of people there, getting pictures and talking to the firefighters. It was nice to see. I think that most new yorkers still see Firemen as heroes after 7 years of remembering 9/11. Today I really wanted to go to each one and shake their hand and thank them, but they had a lot of that going on.

The world is an evil place, and there are evil things being done every day. I'm grateful that there are people that are willing to sacrifice to fight that. Even if they don't understand it.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Didn't see that coming

On the way to work I was walking along the sidewalk and this girl that claims to be psychic was preparing to set up a table. She had someone carrying a table for her and he runs into me. After he runs into me she says, "Watch out!"

Now I would have been really impressed if she had said it before he ran into me.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Bobcats on the Wall

Bobcats have moved into an abandoned/foreclosed home. How cool is that. :)

Here is a pic and a link to the article, some of the comments from readers are hilarious.

Here is the link to the story:

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Obama pushing for a raise

in his recent appearance at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church. Warren had asked Obama:
"Now, let’s deal with abortion. 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. you know, as a pastor I have to deal with this all of the time. All of the pain and all of the conflicts. I know this is a very complex issue. 40 million abortions. At what point does a baby get human rights in your view?"

Obama responded:

"Well, I think that whether you are looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is above my pay grade."

"We need a President who doesn't think that the protection of the unborn or a newly born baby is above his pay grade."

- Fred Thompson