Monday, January 07, 2008

Change, Experience and Snowmen

On the political scene we hear a lot about which candidate can bring about change and which candidate has experience. I think most of us want a change in experience. We don’t want the experience that we have seen in Washington these past seven years. We want someone who can change that experience in our minds and in our lives.

On a happier note, remember before Christmas I asked Santa to bring me a snowman for Christmas.

Well Santa let me down but Dguzman and Jazz did not. Click on their names and scroll up to see their cute little snow guys.

Thank you for your “cool” gifts, my sweet friends


Anonymous Anonymous said...

A change in experience. That's a brilliant line! Yes, I want my experience to change, but more importantly, I'd like for the experience of those who think that government is the problem to change so that they could understand that government can do good and serves a worthy purpose.

January 07, 2008 3:18 AM  
Blogger FranIAm said...

What DCup said...

As for the snowmen, I had seen dguzman's but not Jazz's! Very cool. You have your adoring fans.

Please note that as adoring as I am, despite living in a snowy climate, I am highly unlikely to ever go out in it for snowperson building!!!

January 07, 2008 3:20 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Hillary is a one term Senator and spent 8 years having teas in the White House with womens groups.

Obama and Edwards are both one term Senators.

Does having teas make you presidential?

January 07, 2008 5:13 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

i love this change vs experience argument all over the TeeVee these days......

and Hillary just is so flustered at this point.....

January 07, 2008 5:29 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Congrats on your snowmen. I for one think Edwards is the only one that bring the size of change we need.

January 07, 2008 5:50 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

All I ask of you Americans, is that you get the Republicans out. PLEASE!!!!

January 07, 2008 6:35 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

Yeah, change for the sake of change is almost never a good idea. Think Jimmy Carter. Change for the right reasons, however, is almost a good idea. We need some new fresh ideas in Washington. That's for sure.

January 07, 2008 6:57 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Experience doesn't necessarily translate into competence. Just ask Donald Rumsfeld...

January 07, 2008 7:56 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Jim's so right; experience only seems to make these people MORE evil by the day--see Cheney, Rummy, etc.

The only change I'm looking for is to get the repugs OUT.

January 07, 2008 8:48 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I watched the "debate" Saturday night and was mystified by the sudden talk about change. Change without a discussion about direction sounds insane to me. I don't have confidence right now in the top candidates. They sound too conciliatory. What will they change exactly? Will they give me single-payer health care? Will they tax capital gains like earned income? Will they deliver on their promises?

January 07, 2008 10:13 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I'm with fallenmonk, Edwards is the only one talking about real change. He wants universal health care, Obama and Clinton don't. Obama keeps bringing up the talking points, "change" and "hope", but the only change he wants is for Democrats to compromise with Republicans and the only time that happens...Democrats get nothing, Republicans get it all. Then after the Republicans get everything they asked for, they still stab the Democrats in the back. That's not change, that's status quo.

January 07, 2008 10:31 AM  
Blogger James said...

I just wrote about change and Obama on my blog today. It might interest some of you.

January 07, 2008 11:39 AM  
Blogger Squirrel said...

good post--

re snowmen/ those were so cute, I will build one for you as soon as we get some damn snow! I is so warm today and tomorrow they say it will be 64 degrees or something! No way!

January 07, 2008 12:03 PM  
Blogger Batocchio said...


January 07, 2008 1:32 PM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

I am sick of hearing about experience. What experience did the little Bush have besides borrowing money from Daddy to start a business he sank and borrow money to buy a small share of the Rangers where they stuck him out in the bleachers to cheerlead and egg on the fans. That it all he's done and
cheerleading is all he's doing now.
The alcoholic has always been a loser but they needed someone to get their agenda through so they got him elected to do it and Cheney picked himself to set the agenda.
Now we need someone who can gring change. Change Bush's Nazi america back to ours and I think Obama is the man. I would like to see an Obama Edwards ticket either way.
Irish bookmakers are already paying off on Obama. He odesn't need experience. He is a good judge of people I can see it. A good Commander is good because of the leaders he or she surrounds themselves with. Man just look at the chief idiot and the little idiots he has surrounded himself with.
Oh yeah I told you I had two 6 foot snowmen I named Mr. and Mrs. POP, Sorry they are now merely a puddle! Such is life!

January 07, 2008 3:01 PM  
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January 07, 2008 6:27 PM  
Blogger Madam Z said...

PoP, In my opinion, the candidates are blathering about "change" just because they know that most of the country is "pissed off" about so many things happening in Washington that anything different sounds like an improvement. But "change" is in the eye of the beholder. One man's "change" is the other man's "same-old-shit." I could come up with a lot more cliches, but you get my drift.

Hey, that reminds me of snowdrifts, which reminds me of your snowmen. Aren't they sweet? I always smile when I see a nice, warm wool scarf wrapped around a snowman's neck. It seems like a bad idea to keep him warm, doesn't it?

January 07, 2008 6:28 PM  
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January 07, 2008 6:28 PM  
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January 07, 2008 6:28 PM  
Blogger Kahshe Cottager said...

What fun! I wish I could send you a whole load of snow so you could make one of your own. I would trade for some sunshine!

January 07, 2008 6:39 PM  

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