First things first! I won my first AWARD!!! I've been shown some bloggy love by Girly Mom! She is a gorgeous mom of FOUR ADORABLE little girls. I LOVE reading her blog and all her girly girl adventures. Wanna smile, laugh, and say AWWWEEE a lot? Check her out.
OK, so the rules for this awesome bloggy badge are just for me to spread the love to 10 more bloggeronies. This was tough to pick just 10 since I've met so many awesome people, so here's to hoping for more love to pass around. Here goes . . .
Burgh Baby's Mom
Jamie at Choosing My Own
Nap Warden at Chronicles of a SAHM
Lindsey at Douglas Drama
RJTrue at What a Girl's Got To Do
Tommie at Tuesday Update
Beth at Wicked Flower Girl
Misty at Starting from Scratch
Mama Geek at What Works for Us
Jennifer at Crazy, Magic, Sometimes Hectic, Beautiful Life
I adore these blog authors . . . they are talented, funny, witty, and very lovable. Check 'em out!
DEBATING THE DEBATES
Fact Check on ABC's Good Morning America pointed out a lot of inconsistencies in both Hillary and Barack's claims during Thursday night's debates (here are more from the earlier Republican debates). It may seem like just a news blurb on morning TV, but isn't it a little scary that ALL of the candidates have lied or at the very least inflated numbers (still a lie in my book) or exaggerated credentials? No one seems to be making a huge deal about all this--it is all part of the game. It still stinks . . . Guess it is up to all of us to keep our eyes and ears open.
So, it is getting crazy in the political world. Could we have the first African American president? Or female president? Maybe they will run on the same ticket. I'm certain the Democratic party has high hopes for this---it could be an unbeatable ticket.
I have been riveted by these candidates. I could probably write about it all the time, but talk of the candidates, the elections, the debates, and all the other political stuff is ubiquitous, so I've refrained. But WOW, is it gettin' interesting. I keep saying that, but it is so true. The process has never seemed so exciting. Then again, I've only been around to vote in the Bush/Clinton eras.
The "strategery" is so obvious is some cases. Hillary and Barack were involved in a near love-fest the other night during the debates. What happened to all the bickering, the accusations, the sarcasm? They were so NICE. It was like watching American Idol, but without all the bad auditions (which is really the fun part!). The same couldn't be said about Romney and McCain. Yikes! They continue to pick at each other. In this case, it wasn't really fun to watch. Poor Huckabee and Paul were treated like the last two players picked in a round of grade school kick ball.
I really think that the debates are not so much for the discussion of where the candidates stand on the issues (you can find a ton of info on their positions online), but more for us to see how they act, react, interact, communicate, and just plain hold their own in high pressure situations. It is the tone of the rhetoric rather than the content (at least it seems that way at times.) Then again, it is awfully interesting when you "catch" candidates saying something that clearly contradicts their position or contradicts something they had said previously.
This brings me to another point--all of the candidates have accused each other for changing their positions/minds at one point or another. I don't know if this is such a big deal--especially if the candidate clearly states that he/she felt that evidence existed that clearly supported another view--we all have a right to change our mind if we find that our position isn't the best, right? I do think, however, that you need to come clean about changing your mind and not try to sidestep it. I mean, I would rather someone change his/her position than stick with something that would not benefit us. Then again, I guess you have to be careful you don't end up with a flip flopper.
I sure am eager to see where it all stands come the day after Super Tuesday. Should be interesting . . .
Before I go . . . check out what I get to wake up to each morning--
Woo hoo!!! Have a fantabulous weekend!