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A Penny for the Old Guy

The election is over. Do you care? My favorite T.S. Eliot poem comes to mind:

“We are the hollow men
  We are the stuffed men
  Leaning together
  Headpiece filled with straw. Alas!
  Our dried voices, when
  We whisper together
  Are quiet and meaningless
  As wind in dry grass
  Or rats’ feet over broken glass
  In our dry cellar.

 Shape without form, shade without colour,
 Paralysed force, gesture without motion;

 Those who have crossed
 With direct eyes, to death’s other Kingdom
 Remember us-if at all-not as lost
 Violent souls, but only
 As the hollow men
 The stuffed men. …”

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John McCain and New Running Times

 I’m watching John McCain on CNN right now. He’s speaking at the Republican National Convention. He’s doing alright. The people who keep yelling “USA, USA…” are kind of creeping me out with their mob mentality chanting, but it’s alright I guess. I went to one of those gatherings at a stadium in Texas and I found it to be quite eerie.

Cindy McCain looks a little like the Crypt Keeper from Tales from the Crypt. I like her anyway. I’ve seen her kinds shopping around Highland Park and Northpark in Dallas a million times. Check out the the cost of her recent outfit as reported by the press:
Oscar de la Renta dress: $3,000
Chanel J12 White Ceramic Watch: $4,500
Three-carat diamond earrings: $280,000
Four-strand pearl necklace: $11,000–$25,000
Shoes, Taryn Rose: $475
Total: Between $299,100 and $313,100

 I know that the press meant this list as a criticism, but I think that if you are worth over 100 million dollars, you can rock a Chanel watch, right?

The Republican National Convention was alright. Sarah Palin’s speech was a highlight. I’m disappointed that there was so little talk about policy. Also, none of the candidates really distanced themselves from the unpopular war in Iraq and George W. Bush. In my opinion, this is Obama’s easy win.

I hate to say that… but I think it’s true. If Obama does win, I’ll be winning an iPod from someone special in Texas. But we’ll see. Anything can happen between now and Nov. 2. It’s on!

In other news, I’ve been using Hal Higdon’s marathon training program. I’ve been traveling quite a bit and I’ve missed a few long runs, so I’m pretty worried about completing the program by Thanksgiving. We’ll see what happens. Here are my updating running times (I’m getting faster):

April 27: 10k Homestretch Challenge – 53:54 (8:40 pace)
May 19: 5k Mayor’s Challenge – 23:57 (7:42 pace)  – {pr}
May 26: 10K Celebrate America: 50:18 (8:05 pace)
June 21: 10K Possum Trot: 49:53 (8:01 pace)

I have a 5k on Saturday. I haven’t been running because I’ve been traveling so much, so I am not planning on beating my personal record. It will still be fun to get out there with my brother. More later…

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I’m a Republican… [Please Believe Me]

 “Why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly? Because her father is Janet Reno.” —  JOHN MCCAIN. And I still don’t like him! This 1998 article says that McCain “had to apologize to the President” after telling the joke.How exactly did that conversation go? “Mr. President, I’m sorry I called your daughter ugly and your wife a lesbian..”?

Anyway, I recently caught Hillary Clinton and John McCain’s back-to-back biographies on MSNBC. In college, Hillary was the studious overachiever and McCain was the obnoxious boozer.

McCain graduated at the bottom of his class at the Naval Academy while dating an exotic dancer. He’s said himself that he “generally misused [his] good health and youth.” He also cheated on his wife after the war and is quoted in saying” My marriage’s collapse was attributable to my own selfishness and immaturity”….”I cannot escape blame by pointing a finger at the war. The blame was entirely mine.” McCain’s new wife is chair of a large beer and liquor distributor. Nice.

Hillary, on the other hand, graduated with honors from Wellesley and was on law review at Yale Law School.

She has been fighting for children’s rights since the seventies, and she stood by her husband through heck. She’s a religious Methodist who believes deeply in the social gospel. For more about Hillary’s belief system, I recommend Paul Kengor’s book, “God and Hillary Clinton.” Kengor was incidentally my adviser for my first year at Grove City College, and he’s a best-selling author. 

Don’t get me wrong, I disgaree with Hillary on almost every political issue there is. But I cannot vote for John McCain. Ever.  As for Obama…. this is not American Idol. He needs to be derailed. 

I support Hillary, so far. [?!] I can’t believe it, I know. But it doesn’t hurt that she’s a woman… and maybe if we had a liberal Democrat as a president, Republicans in this country would start standing up for some fiscal conservatism instead of just rubber-stamping everything a “Republican” president puts their way.

 As for Chelsea…. I always thought she looked more a Democrat donkey-boy from Pinocchio than a cross between her mother and Janet Reno. Just sayin’.

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John McCain Is Not A Conservative

   On Fox News Sunday, George Bush said “McCain is a true conservative.” Wait… what?!?! Consider the source, I guess. George W. Bush has run up a federal deficit that would make the most liberal presidents in history shudder. I just read great article about why McCain is not a conservative. The article says the the liberal media has been tiptoeing around McCain, because he not only has a very liberal voting record, but also, I believe, he’s incredibly beatable by Hillary OR Obama. Speaking of which, Obama won Nebraska, Washington, and Louisiana. NOoO! Go Hillary or Huckabee! Or anybody besides NObama & McCan’t!

In the words of Jimi Hendrix:

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McCain = Bob Dole Ver. 2.0

Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. My picks are Hillary and Romney or Huckabee. My prediction is Obama and McCain.  I think Republicans are going to lose the general, no matter what. Please don’t vote for John McCain. I think he’s a great American patriot, and I don’t understand why he wants do this again. He’s so Bob Dole and “I use AOL.”  He’s so 1999-2000, and so  6-years-ago campaign finance reform….

I went for a run today and it was absolutely beautiful outside. I found a trail that I didn’t know about. There was a beautiful fog this evening. It’s thin wisps hovered over the wetlands and the wooden bridge/trail.

There is a pervasive pine smell in the entire state of Georgia. The pine trees are extremely tall. I love the Deep South sometimes. When I’m on the trails, I wonder how people make it in the city. I guess I miss the excitement, but I am enjoying my time here. However, I would kill someone for a piece of Chicago pizza right now. I guess the grass is always greener.

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