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#325 register to vote and vote in every election

17 Oct

Well readers it is almost election day. For those of you who don’t know, election day is November 2nd. If you have any idea at all about the world, you should know that in MANY states this is a HUGE election year.

Especially in Nevada, campaigning is relentless. We have the big Senate election: Sharron Angle (R) vs. Harry Reid (D). Basically, Sharron Angle is nuts…at least in my opinion. She wants to get rid of the Department of Education and all abortion rights. For me, personally I would never have an abortion, but its not the governments place to make it illegal. She also has a whole bunch of other crazy ideas. Harry Reid has his faults too, but he is getting my vote. We also have a big race for governor. Current Gov. Gibbons is horrendous (came up the idea of paying teachers in gift vouchers…I kid not) so it’s between Rory Reid (Harry’s son) and Brian Sandoval (the Republican). I need to look more into this but unfortunately neither are really explaining much about their education ideas. We need someone who can FIX the current education disaster in the school district.

Educate yourselves about the campaigns in your city. Get out and vote in a couple weeks. Encourage friends and family to do so too. Whether Republican, Democrat, Tea-Party, and/or Indpendent- liberal or conservative, get out there and have your voice heard! Vote! Until next time…

“But what we can do, as flawed as we are, is still see God in other people, and do our best to help them find their own grace. That’s what I strive to do, that’s what I pray to do every day.”

-President Obama

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#337 read your local newspaper regularly

12 Aug

As you all know, yesterday I didn’t blog. Took the day off to SLEEP. My travels were good- but due to time differences, by the time I got to my mom’s place at 10:30 am yesterday, I had only enjoyed about 4 hours of sleep. I was exhausted. Came home, slept for a couple hours, went to lunch with my sister, came home, and went back to bed until about 7 pm. I rallied and got ready for my mini-AE reuinon with Steckel and Messmer (hi guys!). It was so fun as we reminisced about all the old times and got caught up on the new times.

In today’s world there are about a billion and half issues everywhere you turn. It is none too common to hear people say, “I don’t follow the news.” Wait, what?! How can you not follow the news at all?! I for one prefer to be in the know about what’s happening in Las Vegas, the US, and the world. So the author suggests reading your paper, maybe not even on a daily basis, but at least once a week. When I used to work at Bob Evans I would get my fill in of the news during my breaks. Now, I don’t ever read an actual paper- instead prefering to read online.

My homepage is set to www.cnn.com, so I am always reading up on the national and world news before checking my email or facebooking. I also make sure to frequent www.lasvegassun.com, which catches me up on Las Vegas news and happenings. Even if you may not have time to sit down and read, I suggest letting the news play in the background as you get ready for work or get ready to go out. It’s not always pretty, but it is important to understand what is happenning…even if you aren’t directly affected. Heres some articles for your reading pleasure:

So fellow readers, as I hope my article choices show, sometimes it is not only informative to read the paper, but also interesting and funny! Until tomorrow..

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential and fight for your dreams.”

-Ashley Smith