Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
From: Feeney, Ryan
Sent: Mon 10/27/2008 10:21 AM
Subject: Thank you from the GDIT Step Out Team!
I wanted to send you a note of sincere gratitude for your generosity in supporting the GDIT Step-Out Team to fight diabetes. With your support we managed to blow through our goal finishing with $2,793!!!!
Saturday's walk got reduced to 2 miles due to looming weather forecasts, but our turn out was great and I am happy to report there were no insulin related injuries.
Director, National Capital Region
General Dynamics Information Technology
Intelligence Solutions Division
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Alaska's largest newspaper endorses Obama
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest newspaper, endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama Sunday after declaring Gov. Sarah Palin "too risky" to be one step away from the Oval Office.
"Like picking (Republican presidential candidate John) McCain for president, putting her one 72-year-old heartbeat from the leadership of the free world is just too risky at this time," The Daily News said.
The newspaper said Obama "brings far more promise to the office. In a time of grave economic crisis, he displays thoughtful analysis, enlists wise counsel and operates with a cool, steady hand."
The Daily News said since the economic crisis has emerged, McCain has "stumbled and fumbled badly" in dealing with it.
"Of the two candidates, root causes and has the judgment and intelligence to shape a solution, as well as the leadership to rally the country behind it," the paper said.better understands the mortgage meltdown's
The Daily News said Palin has shown the country why she is a success as governor. But the paper said few would argue that Palin is truly ready to step into the job of being president despite her passion, charisma and strong work ethic.
"Gov. Palin's nomination clearly alters the landscape for Alaskans as we survey this race for the presidency — but it does not overwhelm all other judgment. The election, after all is said and done, is not about Sen. John McCain, is the wrong choice for president at this critical time for our nation," the paper said., and our sober view is that her ,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Of course, the rain did come today...but luckily not until I was safe and sound in my apartment. :)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Needless to say, I will be rocking this as much as I can until election day. Speaking of which, I live a block or so away from McCain's national HQ...and I happened to walk by this morning while cooling down from my run. That was place sure was hopping...people outside and a ton of people on the phones inside. I just walked by and shook my head...
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Why his is name even an issue...it's 2000 freakin' 8 people! It kills me to see these ignorant people still say they don't trust the man because of his name.
"It means he's Muslim!"
Well, he's not! Heck, does it truly matter if he was anyways? This isn't 1607, where a bunch of puratinic folks came across on ships and ran the native people out. We are truly a melting pot...and have been for quite awhile. I think deep down, the same people say it isn't about race, it truly is in the back of their minds. And that's a damn shame...
That being said, I'm glad to see most of you guys involved in these heated discussions....now back up your words with a vote. I'm sure you can find time during the 12 hours or so the polls are open on the 4th. Then I'll respect you, if you're not going to vote you can just keep your mouth shut...
Yes, your Mikey can be passionate about things if he wants too.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Nothing else new, except I ventured deep into Maryland today after my exam, to pick up items for my Halloween costume (it's going to be awesome).
Oh, and the Saints beat the Raiders 34-3...and I was able to see some the game! At a Bailey's no less (those who know me from my second stint in Hampton Roads will get this). Watched the Skins game while I was at it...with some cool company...though it's too bad Virginia still hasn't stopped smoking indoors yet. :P
Finally, here's a sign I'm getting older. Toys R Us is doing it's annual "buy 2 get 1 free" video game sale, I've pretty much participated in this every year going way back to 2001 when they were still in cahoots with Amazon.com. This year, not so much...in fact...I think I'm going to sell off some more of my hardware. Don't worry though, the Playstation 3 and yes, even the Wii are staying for now.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Oh, the GOP is so sad resorting to the false truths mud-slinging, as our man Obama tries to run a respectable campaign. :P
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Oh, and a big, big thank you to my parents and my nana/granddad for donating to my diabetes walk! I actually just threw a donation of my own to this very worthwhile (and way-too-close-to-home) cause.
Mark Warner '08