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Spirit Of Arthur Ashe Will Lead Obama To Victory In Virginia

A so-called swing state in the 2008 election is Virginia. Polls show the race in that state as very close.

Will Barack Obama be able to carry Virgina in 2008? Doing so would make him the first Democrat to carry the state in a Presidential election since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.

Yes— Barack Obama will win Virginia in 2008.

The spirit of Richmond, Virginia native Arthur Ashe will lead Senator Obama to victory in Virginia.

Arthur Ashe lived 1943-1993. He died of AIDS likely acquired in a blood transfusion. 

He was strong both on and off the tennis court.

On the court, Mr. Ashe was elected to the Tennis Hall of Fame.

Off the court, Mr. Ashe worked hard against South African apartheid, protested poor American treatment of Haitian boat people, addressed the United Nations General Assembly regarding AIDS, and served as Chairman of the American Heart Association.

When he died, Mr. Ashe’s body lied in state at the Governor’s Mansion in Richmond. He was first person to receive that honor since Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.

Mr. Ashe always hit the right note of keeping his own identity, while at the same time being a forceful advocate of welcoming and accepting all people. It was clear that when all was said and done, it was the whole human race he was most concerned with.

The spirit of Arthur Ashe will guide and inform Senator Obama as he campaigns in Virginia. The spirit of Arthur Ashe will move the people of Virginia to follow the right course and vote for Senator Obama on Election Day.

July 9, 2008 Posted by | Campaign 2008, Political History, Politics | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Despite Toxic Fish Warning, Galveston Is A Great Place To Visit

I feel a bit like the chamber of commerce folks in Jaws who denied any shark problem, but despite a toxic fish warning for Galveston Bay, Galveston, Texas is still a great place to spend a day.

You don’t have to flee the beach as are the people in the picture. Just be careful what you eat if you go fishing.

Galveston is what it is. A place to take a walk, get lunch, ride the free Bolivar Ferry, learn some history and do some shopping. There is enough to do for at least one day. You could spend the night as well and not run out of stuff to do the next day.

Many people in Houston are snobby about Galveston. Yet I’m not aware of anywhere else in this area you can take a nice walk on the beach. Going in the water is another matter. But I’m scared of the jellyfish anyway, so that does worry me much.

Here is a link to some of the many things to see in Galveston.

Below is a nice Galveston sunset.

July 9, 2008 Posted by | Galveston, History, Houston, Sea Life | , , , | Leave a comment