Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

The J-O-B hunt continues

I am still job hunting. The job I thought I had lined up seems to be in limbo. Which is frustrating in itself, I guess that is the nature of this beast which we call a bad economy. So I am back in the hunt. I had an interview today for a position that teaches clients (kids that are aging out of children services) independent living skills. I am really exited about the possibility of this position. This a new program for the organization and the possibilities are endless for what the program could grow into. I probably won't hear back until later next week. There were still several interviews to go.
I have signed on to drive a snow plow truck this winter season. I will be working for a family that attends our church and am excited about making a little extra cash. It will be early morning hours, but I think it will work out most of the time, so long that I don't become to much of a grump to those around me, like Delilah.
I am five assignments from having my associates degree. One of the assignments is to write a five to six page paper on the differences/similarities in the doctrines of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. It has proven to interesting thus far in the process. I just started doing some research and am about a page into the paper.
So, things are slowly moving along for us in the family.

More to come later after I look up Ju Ju Be.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Post Election Observations

I have noticed a few things about this election that was held this year. I think the Democratic party and the Obama faithful did a great job of organizing and pursing a grassroots based push towards the election. In our neighborhood, Obama faithful went door to door on one occasion and possibly two occasions. I never saw the McCain faithful go door to door. Obama trounced on the Midwest, it was a very impressive showing for him considering the Midwest is considered the heartbeat of the United States and often considered to be the backbone of the Republican party. The overall feeling I have about the election of Obama is that people view has the person that will save the country. I think that view should be taken cautiously. I believe Obama will do a good job as President, but I also realize that President only has so much power. The President is only one part of the federal government the other being the judicial and legislative branches. The Democratic elected officials sure better work together to accomplish issues because there will be no one else to blame but themselves considering they have a Democrat as the President and control of both the House and Senate.

There have been some mix result with this year's election. For example: Californians approved an amendment that defined marriage as the union of one man an one woman; Florida and Arizona approved gay marriage bans; Arkansas approved a measure that restricts unmarried couples from serving as adoptive or foster parents; Colorado defeated a measure stating that life began at conception; South Dakota defeated a measure that would have banned abortions except in the case of rape, incest, and serious health threat to the mother; Washington approved physician-assisted suicide; Nebraska approved a ban on race - and - gender - based affirmative action; and San Francisco said you can arrest prostitutes.

I think the conservative ideal lives on in America as is apparent by the various outcomes of different measures across the nation. We may not all agree on the different ways to solve the issues that confront the United States but we must all respect the position of the President of the United States and work together to solve the issues.
I guess I'll keep looking for Ferrari parts in the mean time.