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Notes On Various Topics

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Here are some notes about life and about the world—

*I’m very glad Governor Mark Sanford got busted and I hope his career is ruined. Governor Sanford was as a far to the right as you see in elected office and cared more about his right-wing ideology than he did about the people of South Carolina. He refused stimulus founds that would have helped people in South Carolina deal with these hard times.

* I don’t enjoy going to the grocery store as much as I once did. I was for some years friends with a bagger named Johnny Castille at my grocery store. Johnny died in 2007. Johnny was a black man and an active Democrat who would have been so glad to have seen Mr. Obama elected.

* I’m listening to a best of the Cure CD as I write this blog post.

* If you don’t often visit my blog, I most often include many links with my posts. But today, like yesterday, I’m a bit rushed. It can be hard to find the time to do this each day. I will though add a picture to this post. Maybe a picture of an animal of some kind. (Look above–I found a winner.)

* If you are thinking of starting a blog, be sure to include pictures and facts about animals. You can’t go wrong with animals. You could include with the animal posts, facts about the politics of the nations where the animals live. Or facts about environmental threats faced in the world. 

Or you could just write about animals.

* Be kind to the people you meet in life not just because you are courteous as a matter of habit, but because you see kindness as part of what being alive in the world is about.

June 25, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crazy Far-Right South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Set To Reappear From Secret Trip—-Update–The Secret Trip Was An Affair!

Extreme states-rights conservative Governor Mark Sanford of South Carolina has been missing. The story excerpted below suggests where he may have been and says that he has decided to reappear.

Update 6/24—It now turns out the Governor was in Argentina instead of hiking on the Appalachian Trail. 

Update 6/24—Ohhhh—He was having an affair in Argentina.

Update 6/27–Here is a portion of one of the love letters Governor Sanford sent his mistress in Argentina-

“Do you really comprehend how beautiful your smile is? Have you been told lately how warm your eyes are and how they softly glow with the special nature of your soul.” 

Here is the link to a more complete story about the love letters.

Update 6/30—Governor Sanford talks about other women he has been involved with and says that his mistress is his “soulmate.” Above is a picture of the Governor. He is shown here with the family he skipped out on over Father’s Day weekend.

Maybe he does not love his family.

Governor Sanford has fought the acceptance of federal stimulus funds in South Carolina.  I really don’t care if he loves his family, because it does mean much in relation to the harm he would do the people of South Carolina who need help in these hard times.  Here is a story where Governor Sanford says the stimulus package may lead to slavery

Governor Sanford is so far to the right that the conservative South Carolina legislature recently overturned 10 of the Governor’s vetoes.

Some have suggested that Mr. Sanford may run for President in 2012. Would it not be best if first he could master the obligations of being Governor of South Carolina?

Here is the full story about the Governor disappearing.

From the story—

A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford said Tuesday the Republican checked in with his staff and was surprised by the attention given to his secretive vacation and planned to cut it short and return Wednesday…Sanford hadn’t spoken with his staff since last Thursday. He left the state on what Sawyer called a routine post legislative vacation to unwind. His absence left fellow state leaders scratching their heads…

The lieutenant governor couldn’t figure out where Gov. Mark Sanford was. Calls from a state senator and close friend rolled to voice mail. Even his wife said she hadn’t talked to him for several days. The explanation came late Monday night from his spokesman: The second-term chief executive was hiking along the Appalachian Trail “to kind of clear his head after the legislative session.”  The Republican governor left town on Thursday, Sawyer said, with plans to hike the trail, which passes through 14 states but not South Carolina. Sawyer said he didn’t know where exactly Sanford was along the 2,200-mile route and declined to discuss if anyone was hiking with him… 

Some questioned who was in charge of South Carolina if he couldn’t be reached. The National Guard and the state’s top law enforcement agencies report to him, said Senate Minority Leader John Land, D-Manning. Lt. Gov. Andrew Bauer said he’d been rebuffed by the governor’s staff when he tried to find out where Sanford was and had not been put in charge in his absence. “I cannot take lightly that his staff has not had communication with him for more than four days, and that no one, including his own family, knows his whereabouts,” said Bauer….

Jenny Sanford said Monday she had not spoken with her husband for several days, including Father’s Day. The Sanfords have four sons.  “He was writing something and wanted some space to get away from the kids,” she told The Associated Press while vacationing at the family’s Sullivans Island beach house. A message left for her wasn’t returned after the governor’s hiking plans were disclosed. “It’s one thing for the boys to go off by themselves, but on Father’s Day to leave your family behind? That’s erratic,” Land said. “And when those officials can’t get in touch with the commander, it’s really weird. That’s not responsible.”

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June 23, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 4 Comments