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Things I would've blogged about if I had the time:
I'd vote for him again. Even though I think we're overdue for a woman president, I'd vote for former V.P. and now Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Al Gore, again. I know I've voted strangely in the past, Ed Thompson for one, but Mr. Gore has shown the kind of leadership we need now. It's safe to say the war in Iraq wouldn't have happened had my vote counted instead of the Electoral College's. If Mr. Gore became president I don't think the auto makers and polluters would love him, but after reading his book Earth in the Balance, I think his term would be good one not only our country now, but for the future world also.
For once I didn't mind donating $200.00 to Pick 'N Save. This was one shopping trip when I actually wanted to spend $200.00. Pick 'N Save is running a "Bonus Bucks" promo where you receive a coupon for savings on your next shopping trip by spending X amount of dollars. It's not a bad deal, 10% savings, if you pay attention. The promo is incremental. If I spend $80.00, I'll probably get a coupon for use with a $120.00 minimum shopping trip. The coupon I used yesterday was $18.00 off a $180.00 shopping trip, which means we probably spent $120.00 previously to get it. The coupon we received yesterday for spending $200.00? $40.00 off a $400.00 or more shopping trip. I don't think so!
A couple good columns I read last week. A Miami Herald writer, Leonard Pitts, turned 50 and had the humor and seriousness to write about it. It was reprinted in Thursday's Journal Sentinel. This makes two very good column's from him in two weeks. Also, I found it interesting, in last Sunday's Journal Sentinel, that Historian John Gurda had joined a Father Groppi open housing march 41 years ago when he was just 19. Being one of the few white faces in the crowd, taunted but undaunted, he helped carry the American Flag at the head of the procession. He said, "Never before had I felt so angry, so scared and so exhilarated, all at the same time." I guess you could say it changed his life, because a couple years later he was determined to be part of the solution; he took a job at Journey House to work with the kids who were part of the brick-throwing mob who greeted Fr. Groppi.