Archive for the ‘Halloween’ Category

>Trick or Treat

November 1, 2008

>Trick or Treaters in this neighborhood were greeted by the future president, and never was so much laughter heard from little kids and even more from their parents.

Barack got fist bumps from 3 and 4 year olds, comments such as “Obama brings change,” and even had his picture taken by a mom. We probably had 50 or 60 kids, some in groups of 6 or 7, some by themselves, some 16 or 17 years old. The older ones discussed the election seriously. Some came to the door while their parent waited in the car at the curb. The parents hooted and hollered, and some motioned for Barack to come to the car so they could meet him.

A couple of kids said they wanted to see the scary mask, so they saw this guy.

The choice is clear.

These kids will hopefully tell their parents, and those of voting age will be reminded of how important this election is.

Never miss an opportunity to promote your candidate.

>Halloween Hits

October 31, 2008

>This is no surprise. Bessemer councilwoman Louise Alexander pleads not guilty. Her trial date is set for March 23.

Students are already voting in the National Mock Election. View results here . In Alabama, thus far, McCain has 51.39%, Obama has 45.9%. Nationally, Obama leads 62.1% to 34.23%. Ballots are being accepted until Tuesday, so results are not complete.

Let’s look at some battleground states. Students seem pretty smart.

Colorado Obama 60 McCain 35
Florida: Obama 63 McCain 31
Georgia Obama 66 McCain 31
Indiana Obama 61 McCain 31
Missouri Obama 54 McCain 41
Nevada Obama 74 McCain 23
North Carolina Obama 57 McCain 39
Pennsylvania Obama 58 McCain 37
Virginia Obama 62 McCain 33

Wow. Maybe Obama will do that well in the real election!

It’s Halloween, and we are prepared for trick or treaters.

Some years I put fake spider webs and spiders around the door, but this year I didn’t need to. A Snickers bar to whoever can identify her.


For a fright this Halloween, watch this (found at blogactive):

And from the Obama campaign (also found at blogactive):

Boo!

October 31, 2007

It’s Halloween and what is more scary than listening to “Sean of the Dread” Hannity. On the radio yesterday he was being critical of Hillary Clinton’s postions saying she was soft on our enemies…and that he want’s our enemies to live in fear of us.

Well that is fine, except he is supporting an administration and a party that thrives on keeping the American people in fear of…everything.

Terrorism, for instance…are you really afraid that a terrorist is going to get you. Well neither are most Americans, as a story in the Birmingham News today reveals. Only 10.4 % rank a terrorist attack as their biggest fear. Losing their memory is first (21%), followed by being burned alive (19%), and snakes (11.5 %).

As for who is scary, Osama bin Laden (26.4%) barely beat out George W. Bush (24.s%). No surprise there. FearNet.com conducted the survey.

Notice that same sex marriage is not listed as something to be fearful of, but if you listen to republicans, it is the biggest threat to America since the witches in Salem way back when.

And Forbes has released the list of highest earning dead celebrities. Elvis is No. 1, after earning $49 million in the last 12 months. John Lennon is second with earnings of $44 million.

Oh, I am just glad that my daughter no longer attends Hoover High School (having graduated a few years ago) and that my son is a senior elsewhere. It’s just a crazy place, I wish the football team success in the playoffs, and lets put Suzy Baker on the scary list. Seems like the crowd at the school board meeting did not like her either, and one Hoover parent suggested they park outside her house and see what goes on in her private life. The parents point was that we don’t need to be prying in to any one’s private life, coaches included.

And hey, Jess Lanier is still undefeated (9-0) but hardly a mention on TV sports last week. Possibly because their game was on Thursday rather than Friday, but still, no respect. Lanier plays Gadsden City (8-1) this week at home. Good luck Tigers.

>Boo!

October 31, 2007

>It’s Halloween and what is more scary than listening to “Sean of the Dread” Hannity. On the radio yesterday he was being critical of Hillary Clinton’s postions saying she was soft on our enemies…and that he want’s our enemies to live in fear of us.

Well that is fine, except he is supporting an administration and a party that thrives on keeping the American people in fear of…everything.

Terrorism, for instance…are you really afraid that a terrorist is going to get you. Well neither are most Americans, as a story in the Birmingham News today reveals. Only 10.4 % rank a terrorist attack as their biggest fear. Losing their memory is first (21%), followed by being burned alive (19%), and snakes (11.5 %).

As for who is scary, Osama bin Laden (26.4%) barely beat out George W. Bush (24.s%). No surprise there. FearNet.com conducted the survey.

Notice that same sex marriage is not listed as something to be fearful of, but if you listen to republicans, it is the biggest threat to America since the witches in Salem way back when.

And Forbes has released the list of highest earning dead celebrities. Elvis is No. 1, after earning $49 million in the last 12 months. John Lennon is second with earnings of $44 million.

Oh, I am just glad that my daughter no longer attends Hoover High School (having graduated a few years ago) and that my son is a senior elsewhere. It’s just a crazy place, I wish the football team success in the playoffs, and lets put Suzy Baker on the scary list. Seems like the crowd at the school board meeting did not like her either, and one Hoover parent suggested they park outside her house and see what goes on in her private life. The parents point was that we don’t need to be prying in to any one’s private life, coaches included.

And hey, Jess Lanier is still undefeated (9-0) but hardly a mention on TV sports last week. Possibly because their game was on Thursday rather than Friday, but still, no respect. Lanier plays Gadsden City (8-1) this week at home. Good luck Tigers.