For American's, it's good to be a Democrat these days. We have two excellent candidates to choose from in the primaries.
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Don't get me wrong, I like both Hillary and Barack and I think either of them would far exceed the performance of the current Redumblican candidate.
That being said, I would also like to plead for folks voting in the primary to carefully consider their rationale for voting for any particular candidate.
Having been personally someone who has been able to succeed in business largely because of my ability to speak well and present myself well, I also have a lot of skills to back up the outer shell that clients assess me by.
I don't know that I can say that about Barack, but I do know that I can say it about Hillary.
In my mind, she has shown over and over how talented, dedicated and strong she is in handling difficult situations. Unfortunately, she doesn't have the ability to convey this as well as her husband did when he beat the pants off the last Bush president. I do fear that selecting a young, energetic Democratic candidate because he speaks well and conveys sincerity and inspires excitement might not be the best method of choosing. Mostly, Barack has brought enthusiasm to African Americans, independents and young people. Of those three groups, African Americans are the only historically tested group of voters that show up at the polls.
If folks haven't voted in their primaries yet, I'm not asking you to change your allegiance, but I am asking you to revisit how you decided that allegiance in the first place.
Democrats can't really afford a mistake at this point or Jeb Bush (or God forbid, maybe even Jenna) may be around in 2012 to restart the Bush monarchy.
I did an initial blocking of the completed red lace tea cloth, and it will look spectacular when it's all blocked out complete (despite the lousy picture).
All of the edging is completed, but I just stretched it out as minimally as I could to show it was finished. I will go back and do a proper blocking before Barb comes down for proper tea.
I couldn't bring myself to start the new lace project, so I worked diligently on US11 needles to make a couple of felted bucket hats.
I haven't felted them yet. Maybe I'll leave one unfelted to give me that hip-hop sort of look.
What do you think, yo yo?
Julie writes that I should have corrected the red eye on Thaddeus' picture, and then decided to do that for me. She went with the tried and true triptych format to make Thaddeus a bit more Boticelli.
Thanks Julie...you do Thaddeus proud.