Verna…v.o.b. As Verna Sees It…Election Night until Inaugural of Barack Obama

CSPAN…is playing the day from the top….with the exit ceremony of the Bush’s.   Michele and Barack walked to the helicopter with them and saw them on…..then Michele and Barack walked back and joined the Biden’s.

As Michele turned, she looked again at the Helicopter, and let out a very long poignant SIGH….

….as ….did…we…all……..V.

GWB had a stange look on his face,…..trembling….allmost to tears….and Barack…walk to the stage….with a strange look on his face……

The idiot newscaster said, “his usual calm demeanor …seems to be helped along”…alluding to something off…..

I said to myself…something just happened, what was it?…….

as each passed to the stage down the steps….and then it was Barack’s turn to walk down the steps….it hit me…

BARACK OBAMA WAS ALREADY PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES….

They say the Oath of Office before so that there is unity of the transfer of power….

Minutes later they walk to the stage…the Oath of Office …was ceremonial……

It does not matter that he was emotional and stumbled a little…he was already the Prez.

Now, how about the playing of Hail to the Cheif to GWB as he entered the stage?

Oh Well, …..it was just a big send off……

Barack and Biden, just walked across the floor of the Capitol Rotunda as

President and Vice President.

Now, Barack is going to escort GWB private citizen to the helicopter…EXECUTIVE ONE.

Is it morning yet?…Can’t Wait….Can’t Sleep…Must Sleep

Barack is probably sleeping…he does everything right….he was so cool today….wow…V.

CSPAN…no jacks commentary….will do my own commentary….thank you very much…V.

Didn’t Sidney Poitier sing a song in that movie with the nuns….Great gettin’ up in the Morning?

I was kinda humming that to myself and remembered the scene….

As the Sun has dipped behind the horizon here on the very, very, west coast of the continent….when it comes around in the morning….to the east coast….glad tidings are sent to all of you around the world and back to DC….YEA….YEA….YEA…!!!!!!

‘nough said…V.

Peeping in on the new Glenn Beck on FOX….Sarah Palin was his guest….They both agreed to accept Barack as their President,….but would question his policies….[paw…wa….ceees]….they did not like….aren’t we grateful.

 My question, and probably a question from most of you is……

Why the blazes did you not ….Question The Policies

 ….of the Current President….[until tomorrow]?

What’s up with the Right ‘Wing Nuts’….

No pictures of the roaring….smiling ….happy crowds?

No replays of the events…..?

Just lining up the sights in the smear campaign to come?

Let’s head them off in the beginning….I know a lot of people are celebrating tonight…I am happy for it….my joy is spoken to the Creator himself…as I walk out in the sunshine…I look at the busy street and all the people passing…thinking ….tomorrow….your work days…family days….will have a little less dread in them until things are better….V.

Long hot summer of 1963…a little fat kid on the West Texas Desert….laying on the braided rug in front of the TV …jumps up crying ….”Dad, why are they hitting those people…Make ’em stop!”

The modern police force has now modernised to hitting and shooting every color, age, and gender.

A young man New Years Eve night was shot and killed, for shooting blanks into the air at mid night….he was 22, and used a truly antique weapon….and had on some clothing that resembled Nazi uniform….he was on is own front porch…shooting into the air…having to reload every round…and he was murdered by the police…..

His crime….young an silly…how many times could have silly frat pranks and youthful idiotic acting outs…could have resulted in ….a death penalty…judge and jury….by armed cops.

This is not the racial equality we wanted….equal rights to have the snot beaten our of you or killed….aging women,…homeless,….poor youngsters….rebelious youth with no hope…..is not a death penalty crime…..V.

Sly ‘ole MR FOX…..WHY HAVE YOU NOT MARKED THE EXIT OF YOUR PRESIDENT WITH……

A LOOK BACK AT THE GEORGE W. BUSH YEARS…..MMMMmmmmm!!!!!

INSTEAD OF THE CAUSTIC ….UNCALLED FOR….WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU MR OBAMA….

LIKE …MR FOX….WAITING ON THE SLY FOR ….B’ER RABBIT.

Waiting for your answer…when will we be treated to the FOX NEWS documentary..GWB.

  Mahalia Jackson Song…..

….gon..na…cross over river Jordan…to the…Promise Land…..what a set of Pipes she had….V.

Can’t you hear her?…..She is on my Facebook Pandora Radio page…..I have always loved Mahalia Jackson…when she would sing on the Ed Sullivan program…I could be anywhere in the house and…as a child heard her voice and came running not to miss another note….

I heard for the first time this morning that she was standing with or in range of Martin Luther King and prompted him to say….’tell them about the dream’…and he turned over the pages of his speech and started the “I have a dream”…..from his heart.

Martin Luther Kings…speech writer said that this morning on CNN MLK speech presentation.

Judging from the crowd, they did not air it publicly at the MALL…just televised it…it should have rang out from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as it did that day…..V.

ACTUALLY,….AT 9 AM PST…..

I am going to put on my OBAMA ….HOPE SHIRT….GRAB THE AMERICAN FLAG out of the garage….and…go to the I – 5 overpass…

AND WAVE THAT SUCKER UNTIL MY ARMS WON’T HOLD UP ANYMORE……V.

Had my usual too many cups of coffee, watched the news, checked in on my computer and the blog,….now

I am going out and package up the garbage for the truck that runs early in the morning.

Probably going to be the most pleasant event on an every other Monday afternoon I have spent

The sky is clear, and the sun is shinning brightly, up here in the Northwest Corner of WA. 

I hope the sun is shinning in the DC area tomorrow….just one little sun break in the clouds at just the right opportune moment…please…v.

Sly ‘ole MR FOX, Brit Hume on today was asked the question, [paraphrased],

“After the first 100 days, how long do you think the ‘honeymoon’ with Mr. Obama will last?”

Brit Hume, [Paraphrased] “I don’t think it will last that long, since he has had such an early start on it in his transition”

Code words for, ” We are not going to give him 100 days to work things out before we start trashing him”

….DUH?…..When did you wake up?….the GEORGE W. BUSH ….HONEYMOON?….

Get REAL….OR GET OUT OF THE BUSINESS……

We will voice our opinion with the following, we outnumber them:

I only listen to segments anymore occasionally to get a drift of the opposition,…

I do not want to give them any more rating points than they deserve….Vote with the Remote.

If you see something you do not like….CLICK IT.

They read the ratings and viewership second by second as to what is playing and how many cable units are on that station.

 

I listened reverently to the MLK speech, which I am personally fond of and have been since I was a child and did not know what it really meant.  That story is somewhere in the 68 pages of my blog.

I watched the Concert and I liked all of it, except the American Pie song…thought it was totally out of place.  All the speakers and the pomp and circumstance…lovely and very well done.

Now, I have a personal agenda, the Right ‘Wing Nut’ Watch.  I am a former repub and feel obligated to call out the mess that is propagated in the media.  It is far worse than sour grapes.  Someone needs to take all those sour grapes and make a little wine and get over it.

1.  Last night radio, Bill Cunningham blasting away on the new administration, had a caller, Viet Nam Vet, that said, [paraphrased] ” ….well I will pray for him and give him a chance, but I’m a Vet and I will ….’do it’.  No backing out by the host Bill Cunningham, no bleeping button….no accountability. 

2.  Brit Hume today, offered caustic dialog about Obama taking care of the problems right away…many voices on FOX did the same all morning……so….

I offer you this following:

MR FOX…..Sly ‘ole FOX….WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE LAST 8 YEARS?

Blasting the Dems and Congress, …..blind eye to the administration….

Where was your microscopic watchfulness on the government pocketbook that you NOW profess so much interest in?

WHERE was your incisive dialog on the promises of the current President Bush?

MEANING, the Current President Bush, after today that is HISTORY.

MR FOX….SLY ‘OLE MISTER FOX….B’ER RABBIT ….WON’T SAY ‘NOTHING ANY LONGER.

CHANGE….’nough said?…..

This song rang from the houses on the street where me and my children lived…in the countryside of Oahu, Hawaii….I feel the nation is catching up with where we were in the 80’s.

We were truly equal, interacting as each person had their place in the community…mom’s, dad’s, children, aunties, tutu’s, and everyone was family.

We watched all the children in public….a child alone, but nearly always with a friend or two, was safe to go into town to the shops, ride the bus, go to the beach, cross the streets, and walk home from school.

We shared,….I baked bread, the children carried it out to neighbors,…fruit from the trees in their yard came back in the door.  We cooked, cooked out, fished, ….and called neighbors…bring your children and come by for supper….we never thought what we would get back for it.

A week would pass and a neighborhood dad would knock on the door, I’m taking my kids somewhere, do yours want to go along…or you would come home and something would be done for your home or yard…

Everytime I hear that song …I remember the times the places and the faces….V.

There is a Fair Wind Blowing….The Ship of State is waiting at the Dock for the Captain

Long has the Ship been at the Dock…the great navy upon the seas without a Captain

Pirates and Villainous Raiders,….riping stores from the freighters….sinking merchant vessels.

Passengers overboard, ….Corruption aboard rescue vessels.

Small ships, ….signaling distress…..with no answer in return.

The Captain is newly appointed, …the sails are readied,….

the Ship of State sails 12 noon,..January 20th, 2009.

This is my original composition to offer for the nation upon this eve of the Inauguration….V.

Yes, people are hurting, have been ruined financially, young men and women have gone to war, not come back, or partially come back with severe problems,….people, women with no kitchen, men with not shelter for their families, children with no home to go to bed and sleep to go to school from the next morning,…seniors with no resting place for their aging years….

Milk money goes for heat and gasoline,….people not going to the doctor, afraid of medical bills,…money woes from need, and past mistakes,….some by choice, but most by necessity….we have it all,…I am not discounting that….

44th President, Barack Obama, has stood up, said, I will take it on,…before he could get from the election to Inauguration….we have more added to the heap when we thought …how much more could happen or could be take…we got it…..

Barack has a little more ….but come Tuesday,…we have a voice….with the authority…with the presence…with the nation behind him…the smartest and brightest,…learned,…diverse….to stand with him…..and …..us…….V.

I am glad they are all over there…they are trying to figure out what we are supposed to be doing now on the blog now that we aren’t campaigning…..numb nuts….

Reading what they are coughing up for dialog, it is about as exciting as watching oatmeal cool.

We are in the most exciting adventure in modern times…..the TV said he was the 3rd black US Senator since reconstruction….and now he is going to be the 44th President…the dynamics of it  all…his personnae….the energy….

We are witness to stuff that will be in history books,…we have heard and learned, watched documentaries, …about great people….and we have it here and now and are a part of it.

That is what we have to write about….V.

I actuallly liked the red and black election night dress….it is a costuming thing…special for a special event….I understood the reasoning behind it….different, striking….I liked it when she first walked out…wow…the family in uinitson…a visual package….

I absolutely loved the Camel and Black suit and coat she wore today….STUNNING..GRACIOUS…SMART….

Now that the hours are getting close I feel like she is our First Lady….she gets a rose garden for her birthday.

This spring, maybe Michele can have a ladies luncheon in the Rose Garden, historically it is outside the Oval Office for the President outdoor gatherings…maybe the other garden that the First Ladies use a lot…I have been watching THE WHITE HOUSE special on CSPAN…and just imagined them in there…..

The Obama Family are very very special, smart, gracious and wish them a Blessed, Happy, 8 years in the PEOPLES HOUSE…..V.

I wish I could have been at one of the Train Stops….American Flag in hand…video rolling….jumping for joy…Barack comjing out on the Train landing…waving…seeing him in person…WOW…that would have been the ultimate….

I hope their is a special with Train pictures and video….V.

Barack Obama, in front of the crowds…the smiling faces…the noise the JOY…that’s what I have been missing….

We want BARACK OBAMA…out in front of the crowds during his administration…the speeches…the HOPE…..

 

PLEASE….PLEASE…PLAN TO HAVE PUBLIC EVENTS….AND WITH MICHELE TOO…WE NEED IT….V

 

He is very good…but tonights show is wonderful….tune in if you are up….push this guy up to prime time….Larry King spot…..out witht the old…in with the cool….V.

Looking for news…..I can tell….CNN …Larry King is asking everyone to send it what the Obama Inauguration means to you…a well intentioned on statement on the outset….but really,…is that all he can come up with….we are living history…he is so old…he still is scratching his head wondering what happened….he is still in a fog from the election….

CNN Headlines is running…..MCAIN….they are trying to cover all the bases….if no one is watching headline news at this hour….at least they will pick up ratings from the Right ‘Wing Nuts’….

He ask again…what does the Inauguration mean to you?…but he is not telling or reading any of the comments…..It is just /…non committal …dead air…

History is being made…..Obama recreating the Lincoln Train Ride to the Inauguration…..it should be on every station…..over and over….it is beautiful…moving…history as it is being made….we are living in the time of one of the Great Presidents….NOW..

And you think I am going to watch what you will cough up for dialog for the Day of the Event…NNNOOOO…..

I am broadcasting on BlogTalkRadio…..my own dialog…..and watching the action on CSPAN….

..V.

The Garbage Goes Out the Morning of Jan 20,2009….Just checked the calendar, yeah, that is the next garbage pick up morning for us…every two weeks….that means….

Week from Tuesday …..THE GARBAGE GOES OUT….no doubt about it….

Tuesday the 20th….got to got have the garbage all packaged up and ready for the Truck….

That will be a good morning…..V.

Barack looks well and rested…he looks PRESIDENTIAL…I thought he always did but now he has that special glow…that air….Bless him bountifully…he has worked so hard…think of the days weeks, months, years…the hands he shook…OUCH….and to write speeches and run this campaign and do all of it so well…I know he had help…but he was the leader…the decision maker…the stamina…the one out front….it was his ….shoe leather and skin….

Don’t anyone say anything about Barack Obama in hearing range of me….walk a mile in his shoes.

The Drapes and the Chandeliers come with the largest burden born by any person living…Bless him…I am so glad he looks so good….rested…he must remember to stay that way…take time for himself…we will help and we will all make it….V.

Beautiful sunny day, garage door up, putting away the boxes from Christmas for next year…one was cleaning garage floor, washing a car, I was cleaning the laundry room, both doors open…my laundry room is a breezeway between the house and garage…but also a GREEN HOUSE…because I am one of those PLANT NUTS….where ever I am expect plants…big ones…

a song came on the radio in the garage..

..It’sTHE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT…..

YEAHHH…..YEAHHHH..,,,YEAHHH…..

An the words to it …I could only catch a few….don’t know….but the best part sounded a lot like

…..CHANGE……YEAHHH….YEAHHH….YEAH…..V.

Right ‘Wing Nut’ Watch….01/11/09….a RUSH to news radio
Today, January 12, 2009, 6 hours ago | Verna ….v.o.b.
RUSH, opened with, ‘Obama is not following through with his promises…..’ I wanted to scream….he did not have anything to back up his comments….’Obama…Jobs….’…no validation to his commentary…the ‘wing nuts’ are feeding like rabid piranha on this stuff…..this is how you get messes like in the middle east,….ideological differences….feeding the masses on anything against the other side…mostly inuendo and unvalidated statements…..

Like football rallies in high school….’FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT,…..THE OTHER TEAM..’

THE OTHER TEAM are your friends and neighbors, fellow citizens of your home town.

We need that law that we had before about you could not defame people without subsance….V.
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Reparations for AT&T….Ma Bell…and GE…General Electric
Today, January 12, 2009, 6 hours ago | Verna ….v.o.b.
Remember when the phone company had to split up in regional corporations? Bell South, etc…to comply with anti-trust laws….huge expensive venture…just reprinting the phone books nationwide to change the name of the company, and the stationery, the billing statements….they were printed then…no computers….that is just a small detail…all the trucks repainted with new names….equipment made with a new logo on the phone…they were leased then and the phone company logo was imprinted in the molded plastic….

Then the Electric Company had to comply….Ditto….

After what just happened to the nation…in allowing consolidation of financial markets….we could owe reparations to this mega corporations….V.
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Rocky Horror Picture Show….the illness and the symptoms
Today, January 12, 2009, 6 hours ago | Verna ….v.o.b.
It was a De Regulation problem…too big to fail is why we had ‘Anti-Trust’ Laws….That could invade any commodity…If a if a large, extra large, or giant corporation failed it would not be a disaster…but …Mega Corporations had to be bailed out…until the illness is cured…the symptoms will continue…

This was the outflow of the crash of the 30’s….the financial moguls manipulated the market and pulled it down on their heads…everyone else was just collateral damage…..

George Bush says he was operating on the ‘Open Market’ …let it correct itself….no problem here…at the same time …regulations were removed ….rules of the road…and a massive financial freeway pile up…..

Financial Freedom and entrepreneurial spirit is All American….as long as you have speed limits…Load limits…on heavy big corporations….you do not get road damage and pile ups.

V
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Bush Legacy…will be like getting over the influenza….or a migrain
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 10:07:27 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Bush Legacy…will be like getting over the influenza….or a migrain….

We will feel a little weak and puny at first,…but then it will feel so good to be well….V.
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YOU..GUYS…ARE…GREAT….THAT’S THE SPIRIT…WE LIVE!!!!
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 9:20:40 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The Battle that raged in here for so long will not be given up so easily….Not giving up any ground that was so hard fought for…V.
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We have a President to support….I’m staying as long as this site is open…we need to be here for Obama against the Right ‘wing nuts’ and all they can throw
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 7:59:06 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I have mixed feelings…I thought the site would go down after the election, then elation,…it is going to stay…We are all going to stay together…then the mess and no help to clean it up…then…I wanted to ditch like everyone else…then…I remembered how much I like to write ideas here…how much I like to come on and see people that I look for…then..I wrote…it is like throwing an apple in a pond of sewage…but right now…I like seeing all of you and ….damn the torpedoes…we went through the gates of hell to get this far…it was some tough fights when we thought one bombshell was over…another one would hit….I’m in…we will make it…V.
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Unknown User…..JUST GOT PERSONAL….WELL…BRING IT ON…RIGHT HERE ON THIS POST ANSWER AND I WILL ANSWER…
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 7:14:33 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Rules: Time limit 15 min…you write a few lines and then I will….. give it your best shot….everyone else will be the judge of who won…..write a comment and then I willl….what do you have to tell me ..your turn…go…V.
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The Garbage Goes Out the Morning of Jan 20,2009….Just checked the calendar
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 6:40:07 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The Garbage Goes Out the Morning of Jan 20,2009….Just checked the calendar, yeah, that is the next garbage pick up morning for us…every two weeks….that means….

Week from Tuesday …..THE GARBAGE GOES OUT….no doubt about it….

Tuesday the 20th….got to got have the garbage all packaged up and ready for the Truck….

That will be a good morning…..V.
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President George Bush has had his last ride on Air Force One as President
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 6:58:41 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
That was the news I woke up to this morning on the radio….he will ride it one more time, but not as President when he leaves DC…..is that a good start for the day or what?….V.

P.S. For you who were educated after the Teacher Unions ruined education, The Presidential Plane only has the designation,…AIR FORCE ONE…when the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is on board…there are several planes set up for that purpose…but even if a President is in a small plane…when he is one board…that is ….Air Force One…the same is true for the helicopter…Marine One…and so on…..once in this couintry we had teachers that wanted the students to know about the world we lived in….not so much now…just teachers following the agenda and making the paycheck….so sad.
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Of Hearth and Home……a valuable thing
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 6:50:31 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Homes,and shelter for your family, should not be enslavement…that is what it became…the entire residential property in America is owned ‘de facto’ by overly large monopolies…’to own’ became a ‘glorified rental agreement’ that could never be paid off…except the rare property that is or was owned by older generations before the price was high and the constant re sale. Re sale of property every 4 to 7 years has become ‘normal’. The costs, added on, and sold to ‘make a profit’, sold at a higher cost, more added on, ‘sold to make a profit’, costs added on …it had to peak out somewhere.

Older generations purchased a property and lived in it and had money to do other things and had a home to live in in senior years….it was not a ‘done thing’ to borrow money elsewhere to endanger, or risk the home. It was a valuable thing, not just a box of tissues to be used and discarded, family life was valuable also.
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What will we lose ….when we lose newspapers?
Yesterday, January 11, 2009, 6:26:54 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
A large newspaper is going to stop printing in 60 days….more will probably follow. What will we lose? I processed this and came up with a few things.

1. Ready in hand knowledge of local government and officials that affect out lives, quality of life and finances.

2. What is going on in our community.

3. Local commerce. How many times have you seen something that interested you that you would have not normally known about or created an interest to follow up on? Local events and fairs, business opening, social events, that ad that made you decide to go to dinner, order pizza, go pick up an item that you saw advertised,…the list goes on…maybe you don’t but you got a call and someone else had read a newspaper. Then there is comparative shopping, who had that dishwasher on sale to replace the one that went out during the holidays?

4. Stimulates brain activity, and motivates the public awareness of sense of community, provides discussion material in social settings.

5. The business model of the delivery and concept of newspapers is from the turn of the last century. We are in a paradigm shift of all things….maybe newspapers can redesign the concept and make a strong recovery.

6. Did the industry get too top heavy and too consolidated to survive? Are smaller newspapers the answer? Advertising even in small amounts is extremely expensive. What could be changed to keep the news and public events, and local economy at an ‘in hand’ form?

Just Sunday morning thoughts….what are yours?…..V.

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Remember Last Year on this site?
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 3:00:50 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The highs, the lows, the fears, the excitement, the HOPE,…..01/20/09

We get the CHANGE….That alone was worth the effort….

Thank you all for being a part of this historic battle….the future generations will look back in awe.

We lived it…….V.
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CNN has had good programing this morning…not the usual Sat morning junk
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 2:02:09 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
CNN has run great programming this morning. Lots of Obama and real straight talk about the past administration, the economy, and positive Obama Goals….Yeah….V.Comments
Bumper Sticker I Saw on Tuesday in Bellingham……Peace….When…
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 1:00:53 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
We will have Peace When:

The Power of Love overtakes the Love of Power.

When the warring parties say they will not further engage in war because innocents are killed and it does not make sense, that is when there will be a ceasefire.

When the armies see the photos of the dead, and say ‘No More’….that is when it will stop.

When each side says, I will not hold past differences against you and we will go forward separately or together, Live and Let Live…..that is the only way out…..until then…..

Get the Americans Out…..leave all the stuff….put them on planes and ships and come home.

The warring parties will either have democracy, some form of it, detente, or peace…..or

They will all kill each other…..either way…..WE WIN…….V.

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I nominate Sarah Palin…..For…..Shopping Television Network…..
Friday, January 09, 2009, 8:17:20 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I nominate Sarah Palin…..For…..Shopping Television Network…..

She can join the ranks of the other national female faces,…..whose public presence is faded and shop worn…..maybe pushing cosmetics…..accessories….or…….real pelt coats and real animal leather goods….maybe baby seal….fluffy house slippers…..mmmm…V.
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So what happened after they got the money…this is what was going on in Sept when they got turned down the first time….
Friday, January 09, 2009, 2:26:47 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
– RISMedia – http://rismedia.com

House Rejects Bailout Bill, Real Estate Leaders Talk about Impact on Housing

Posted By Paige On September 29, 2008 @ 4:37 pm In Today’s Top Story | Comments Disabled

By John Voket

RISMEDIA, Sept. 30, 2008-In a stunning vote, the House of Representatives on Monday rejected the Bush administration’s proposed $700 billion rescue of Wall Street by a vote of 228-205. According to published reports, 132 Republicans voted against plan, only 66 in favor and 138 Democrats voted in favor with 95 opposing the measure.

It was unclear what would follow, however supporters scrambled to bring the bill up for consideration again as quickly as possible. On Wall Street, even before the vote was complete, stocks began tumbling. The Dow plunged as low as 700 points before rebounding slightly.

The decision came after lawmakers attempted to hammer out a plan to share spending controls with the current administration. The failed plan to initiate the biggest bailout in U.S. history had tentative support from both presidential candidates.

The failed plan would have authorized the Federal government to acquire a massive package of devalued assets from beleaguered financial companies to shake loose seized credit. The proposal had been designed to end a vicious downward spiral that has battered all levels of the economy.

As a result, hundreds of billions of dollars in investments based on mortgages have soured and cramped banks’ willingness to lend.

The government would receive stock warrants in return for the bailout relief, giving taxpayers a chance to share in financial companies’ future profits. To help struggling homeowners, the plan would require the government to try renegotiating the bad mortgages it acquires with the aim of lowering borrowers’ monthly payments so they can keep their homes.

Sen. Chris Dodd, chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee seemed to empathize with homeowners and average citizens who barraged lawmakers’ offices in recent days skeptical of the plan.

“I don’t know of anyone here who wants the center of the economic universe to be Washington,” said Sen Dodd, a top negotiator on the bailout. “The center of gravity is here temporarily. … God forbid it’s here any longer than it takes to get credit moving again.”

Leading up to the decision, some top real estate industry leaders and analysts agreed that something had to be done, but didn’t necessarily buy in to the bailout plan as a quick fix for volatile corrections or declining trends in the housing market.

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist essentially likened the bailout to the biggest jumbo mutual fund the government established for itself, ever. In a commentary to members September 22, Yun said he inclined to view the proposal, “as the biggest sovereign wealth fund investment to date.

Yun pointed out that several sovereign wealth funds have been investing in Wall Street firms and mortgage-related debts since late last year.

“Singapore, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and China were among the countries putting up a few billion dollars in the hopes of turning a big profit once the housing market recovers,” Yun wrote.

He explained that the principal goal of the new Treasury authorization is not to make money but to unclog the financial pipelines so most Americans, the primary investors in the program, can begin borrowing again.

“Knowingly or not, the 75 million homeowners and 100 million taxpayers have now become the key stakeholders on the side of housing market recovery,” Yun added.

While NRT President Bruce Zipf did not downplay its historical importance, he was somewhat philosophical in referring to the current situation as part of a cycle.

“This is just on a different level and at a different scope,” Zipf said. “There’s a cleansing period going on, it’s just a question how long this cleansing period will go on for.”

He remained certain, in the end, there will still be people buying and selling homes and an industry to lend the money for them to do it.

“Everybody may look a little different, with a different name and a little bit of a different structure, but this is an evolution,” Zipf said.

He said when it comes to counseling everyone from brokers to agents to the clients about declining trends in some of its markets, NRT has been doing that for years. And it appears in several of those troubled markets, the counseling is paying off.

“In some of our markets, we have been witnessing declines for up to four years,” he said. “And the good news is, in some of those markets we’re now seeing unit sales greater than the price declines. This certainly signals a rebound in the market.”

He said particularly in lower priced markets, trends are looking up.

“Price means more than anything now,” he said, adding that home owners and potential buyers should still look to the real estate market as a good long term investment.

“Real estate will never reset to zero,” he said.

Carter Murdoch, Ph.D., compliance and marketing executive for the Realtor Builder Mortgage Services Group of Bank of America said industry-wide, mortgage rates are remaining somewhat consistent. It’s the Fed that has found itself with “no bullets in the gun.”

“The number of lenders has dropped by historic proportions, thereby making it tougher for all borrowers to find funding,” Murdoch said.

Murdoch not only shared Zipf’s observation that several declining markets are showing some renewed spark, he goes as far as predicting those markets whose home values have fallen the farthest will recover the fastest.

Although the federal bailout appeared imminent, he said the fix will take some time.

“The reality is the liquidity crunch it will take a minimum of six months, possibly more than two years to shake out,” Murdoch said.

He said as a result of the economic slide in recent days, the “velocity of money has almost come to a standstill,” and a bailout is a first step, “priming the pump” to help restore overall confidence in the financial markets.

Bob LeFever, an industry consultant as well as president and CEO of The LeFever Group, illustrated that in some powerful circles of influence, the economic shakeup is all but past. He illustrated his point recalling a conversation with a broker at a boutique real estate firm in Newport Beach, California – the heart of financially shell-shocked Orange County where the extinction of virtually all its major financial services giants has cost thousands of jobs.

He said over one recent weekend, after the bailout was proposed, that firm closed four deals – one for $20 million, one for $17 million, one for $12 million and one for $8 million.

“The agents said the reason people did it because they felt the government proposal will redefine the bottom of the real estate market,” LeFever said. “People with money, understand that the crisis is over.”

He said the final twist to the whole national financial debacle is the government bailout. But at what cost will it come?

“I liken this to a hurricane,” LeFever said. “First comes the wall of water. Then the eye of the hurricane comes over – the eye of the hurricane is the government stepping in with a $700 billion package.

“Now the aftermath is coming. This mess ain’t going to get cleaned up in 72 hours,” he added.

LeFever suggested consumers who don’t have to buy or sell might want to hold tight to see how the back end of this historic hurricane shakes out.

Rei Mesa , is President of Prudential WCI Real Estate in Florida, the company has over 40 locations and more than 2,000 real estate sales associates serving 17 counties throughout Florida. That state took one of the hardest hits from LeFever’s so-called financial hurricane.

He said it will be tough to tell the full impact of a government intervention.

“I’m disappointed it didn’t happen sooner, but it’s absolutely needed,” Mesa said. “Short term it’s going to affect our sales, but in the long term it’s going to bring some long term benefits.”

He, too, pointed out the availability of continuing historic low interest rates, and feels the affordability factor will soon follow, spurring the market among those who have the credit worthiness to qualify for loans.

Moving ahead, Mesa said it’s more critical than ever for everyone on the front lines dealing with consumers be as informed as possible about goings on in not only the world of real estate, but the arena in which the financial aspects of real estate transactions play out.

“We’re looked upon by the consumers as individuals who provide guidance,” Mesa said, “and quite frankly stay engaged. It’s not a necessity, but a requirement to stay informed.”

The good news Mesa sees coming out of the bailout is a leveling off of foreclosures in the short run, and a return to accessible financing for homes which are generally correcting to a more affordable price range, especially for first time buyers.

And the potential worst-case outcome?

“The most negative outcome would be more stringent requirements for qualifying for a mortgage, even for those with good credit,” Mesa said. “And if what we do today does not curtail impending foreclosures, obviously it will continue to erode values in real estate. This will make it that much longer and much harder to return to a balanced market.”

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Mayor yesterday at noon declared Bellingham a disaster area. Special meeting of City Council folks furious over new roads on Meridian not having storm drainage. Months of interrupted business on Meridian for road building.
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 10:13:48 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
We are on the coastal and western side…locked in. Canada on the north, water to the west mountains to the east and only the interstate, I-5 corridor up from the south to Canada. Bellingham is 20 minutes south of the Canadian border.

If WA were the face of a clock, Bellingham is 11 o’clock and Kennewick is 5 o’clock.

WA is divided right through the middle by the Cascade Mountain range. All of WA to the left, West of the Mountain range is flood area. The interstate was closed long hours in about 5 spots. No trains or buses from Portland north yesterday or today. Pretty dramatic, they estimate 40,000 homes flooded by early aerial survey. That does not count the homes in Seattle that slid down the cliffs and water damaged from roof wind and rain…Lots of wet homes…lots of business coming for repairs roofs and carpets…V.
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WA….the floods and the rains….torrential rivers….damage….
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 8:49:27 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I wish I kept a log of the last week, it was like a month.

First were the heavy snows…WA is not equipped for heavy snow. WE had about a foot in the yard and snow over the bumpers of the cars in the parking area beside the driveway and could not get them on the street. Only the very few arterials were cleared. Side streets were not cleared. Snow usually does not last a day or two…this did and got inches on top of it…then it was compacted ice that hung around for about a week…..other states think that is not a big deal….we are not equipped for it ….it shut down the town in the heavy shopping time during Christmas.

It was a final blow to a lot of businesses just seeing a small rise in buying the days before Christmas…and the second paycheck buyers for the month of December. Christmas was almost a non event here….people were just worn out emotionally.

That melted, and saturated the soil. Then torrential round the clock rains. Bellingham is full of creeks, streams, ponds, lakes, ….just here in town….Western Washington is a maze of water structures. The rains were from the mid-pacific ocean and were warm.

We went from freezing snow and ice, temps in the teens, to almost 50 degree rainfall. The freezing line on the high mountains went up to 4,000 feet. The melted snow from the snow storm, the torrential heavy rain was joined by heavy immediate snow melt from the mountains.

The local radio station that usually pumps out Conservative programming went live and local. The local owned hardware store that everyone loves, opened at midnight selling sump pumps. The Whatcom lake was rising and filling lake front homes, the gates to the reservoir were opened to ease the overflow, the overflow drains in to Whatcom Creek that comes straight through downtown Bellingham to the waterfront and flooded the towns Sewer treatment plant.

The runoff into the lake was legendary….Water flowed like the Colorado river down streets, through homes, into the Whatcom lake, and into the Whatcom Creek, into town.

The Guide Meridian, the north south main artery, is a global meridian. It just had months long repair, rebuilding, and road maintenance. People were calling into the radio station ….furious…all of the rebuilding of the main north south meridian in town and no account was made for water runoff…..water was running through the stores…the street was closed,…for 2 days,….people could not get out of town to go home….the town just 15 minutes north, the entire main street was a river and closed…entire districts of homes were inundated…..dang fools drove into the water…with people waving them off and road barriers closing streets…only to have to be rescued.

The main town bypass runs along Whatcom creek….with water being released downstream to help save the homes on Whatcom lake…flooded out of its banks and roared over Squalicum road which is still closed with trees down in flood waters. The pavement is torn up all over town.

Interstate, I-5, comes into town around foothills and lakes, big lakes. Beautiful setting to drive into town in sunny weather. Winding around the picturesque setting and dropping right into town around the last S curve. A boulder fell off the cliff and closed the only access into town from the south. I think there is an obscure passage around the other side of the mountains…long and narrow and dark…it was cleared. At 2 am this morning another boulder dropped off of the hill side….9 feet tall,….9 feet wide and closed the north bound lane again the only access from the south….costing millions of dollars an hour in truck freight from Seattle, California, to Canada and here.

Homes were flooded, and lots of trees down, mudslides, closed the highway to the Mt Baker ski resort that was just making a come back monetarily, and it was closed down again. The mudslides closed the highway up there from town, and the warm rain caused avalanches and ruined snow areas that just were heralding the new snow powder that was late for the year.

Further south in other areas around Seattle and south, is disastrous….and on national news.

Should be a great economic comeback for the area….going to cost a lot to fix it all…..V.

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Dear Sarah Palin…..
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 8:11:03 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Dear Sarah Palin,

Keith Olberman ran a lot of your video. It was creepy that a numb skull like you can make it on national TV….as anything other than fodder for levity. That said, you went too far in mentioning the bloggers….I am not anonymous….you used my old handle…Very Scary…from the 90’s.

You do not have permission to use it.

You do not have the intellect behind the message to use it correctly.

You make a fool of yourself using it with the winking, blinking, and nodding….ALSO.

You can’t carry the impact that I did in using the term….Very Scary.

Your reference to the bloggers,….Barack Obama had them and you did not.

You and your partner and Right ‘Wing Nuts’ lost….fair and square…the American Public did not want you.

You, Sarah Palin was the reason, and the sole reason, that many, many, Repubs I know did not choose to go vote….that caused a vote for the Dems….as a non-vote.

Dear Sarah, get your own platform….complaining and throwing mud is not a platform…or you could audition for the Shopping Channel Network….a lot of repub women think you are great and are stupid enough to buy from the Shopping Channel…..V.

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HowObamaGot Elected……….we wanted him more than you…..Sarah Palin
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 7:59:02 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
What is this drivel on Sarah Palin…..she thinks everyone is against her….isn’t that a marker for mental and emotional instability….she keeps yapping….the deeper she gets into …..swarmy…self-pity….V.Comments
I nominate Sarah Palin…..For…..Shopping Television Network…..
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 7:54:23 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I nominate Sarah Palin…..For…..Shopping Television Network…..

She can join the ranks of the other national female faces,…..whose public presence is faded and shop worn…..maybe pushing cosmetics…..accessories….or…….real pelt coats and real animal leather goods….maybe baby seal….fluffy house slippers…..mmmm…V.
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Right ‘Wing Nuts’….it is not OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT….
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 7:48:51 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
We have extensive flooding in Western Washington and more on the way….listened to the local station for news and updates…I mean we have trouble going from one neighborhood to another and only one street is open to the hospital…it is bad….so it has been an intense news day listening to radio and TV after being at the office all day going back and forth to news web sites….

I wanted to write this before ….BUT TODAY I REALLY DO…..

Right ‘Wing Nuts’….it is not OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT…..

The Seat in the Senate is:

For the STATE OF ILLINOIS to send a Senator to for the STATE OF ILLINOIS……

it is for THE STATE OF ILLINOIS to pick a US Senator to send to the Senate for that State

It is the person that was ….chosen by the STATE OF ILLINOIS….by their….at this moment ….legal representative…to send to occupy that seat…..

It is for the …..STATE OF ILLINOIS….to REPLACE… the Governor…IF AND WHEN ….THE STATE OF ILLINOIS….SO CHOSES TO DO SO.

BARACK OBAMA….is the PRESIDENT ELECT…for all of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…he is no longer an employee of THE STATE OF ILLINOIS…..AND HAS MORE TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT ….

what the ….STATE OF ILLINOIS…is going to do about the Senate Seat ….reserved for the duly appointed Senator from ILLINOIS…..previously occupied by Barack Obama……

‘NOUGH SAID?…….V.
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Bring it on…more…more….more….Peanut Brain Palin…..
Thursday, January 08, 2009, 7:47:06 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The more the public sees of the Peanut Brain Palin the more she is out of the picture in the future….I understand she is deficient in the mental department, but what about the people putting her up and out in the public eye….Desperate…or ….Dumb?…..mmmmmm…..V.Comments
Right ‘Wing Nuts’….it is not OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT….
Wednesday, January 07, 2009, 10:20:01 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
We have extensive flooding in Western Washington and more on the way….listened to the local station for news and updates…I mean we have trouble going from one neighborhood to another and only one street is open to the hospital…it is bad….so it has been an intense news day listening to radio and TV after being at the office all day going back and forth to news web sites….

I wanted to write this before ….BUT TODAY I REALLY DO…..

Right ‘Wing Nuts’….it is not OBAMA’S SENATE SEAT…..

The Seat in the Senate is:

For the STATE OF ILLINOIS to send a Senator to for the STATE OF ILLINOIS……

it is for THE STATE OF ILLINOIS to pick a US Senator to send to the Senate for that State

It is the person that was ….chosen by the STATE OF ILLINOIS….by their….at this moment ….legal representative…to send to occupy that seat…..

It is for the …..STATE OF ILLINOIS….to REPLACE… the Governor…IF AND WHEN ….THE STATE OF ILLINOIS….SO CHOSES TO DO SO.

BARACK OBAMA….is the PRESIDENT ELECT…for all of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…he is no longer an employee of THE STATE OF ILLINOIS…..AND HAS MORE TO DO THAN WORRY ABOUT ….

what the ….STATE OF ILLINOIS…is going to do about the Senate Seat ….reserved for the duly appointed Senator from ILLINOIS…..previously occupied by Barack Obama……

‘NOUGH SAID?…….V.

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Safety Tip….Green Christmas Trees…if you have one up….TAKE IT DOWN
Monday, January 05, 2009, 2:36:12 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
It is time to take down those green cut Christmas Trees…I took down ours tonight…it was dried up and just a reminder…take down yours now…one more hour of hot lights on them and they will ignite and FLASH FLAME ON….YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE A …FLASH FLAME…UNLESS…you have seen a tree burn…

I grew up in Texas and we used to take them out back and burn them….almost an explosion.

Tumble weeds will flash burn but nothing beats a dry tree fire….V.
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Green Tip…..Ice and Snow on a Windshield….glass cleaner melts it on contact
Monday, January 05, 2009, 2:33:25 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
In the morning if you have ice and snow on a car window….spray it with glass cleaner…the solvent in it melts snow and ice on contact….it works wonders….V.Comments
News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately
Monday, January 05, 2009, 2:25:12 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately

News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately

News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately

News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately

News Flash……The Middle East is at War….Leave Immediately

They have always been at war, and always will be at war, …….

and when they themselves want to stop the killing and all the babies,

and non= combabtants….they will stop that …#@%$…and not until then.

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Dear Daryl…..PAY UP…YOU OWE US….FOR THE WEB SITE AND BANDWITH
Monday, January 05, 2009, 2:09:14 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Did you donate to the web site that you are …cutting and pasting from…probably not…

can you name the nations that the parts of the image represent…probably not….

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So Sorry for you …UNKNOWN USER…..
Monday, January 05, 2009, 1:56:35 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Sorry you are having a ….GARAGE SALE…..TRY….CRAIGSLIST…..this is the Obama Web Site…two clicks forward and turn left at the next browser window….Comments
Dear Daryl…..PAY UP…YOU OWE US….FOR THE WEB SITE AND BANDWITH
Monday, January 05, 2009, 1:52:33 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
DONATE….PAY UP…YOU OWE THE SITE …BIG TIME….OR BETTER YET….GET YOUR OWN WEB SITE…PULPIT…AND NON-PROFIT DESIGNATION…..Comments
Green Tip…..Ice and Snow on a Windshield….glass cleaner melts it on contact
Monday, January 05, 2009, 1:35:31 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
In the morning if you have ice and snow on a car window….spray it with glass cleaner…the solvent in it melts snow and ice on contact….it works wonders….V.Comments
Safety Tip….Green Christmas Trees…if you have one up….TAKE IT DOWN
Monday, January 05, 2009, 1:33:06 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
It is time to take down those green cut Christmas Trees…I took down ours tonight…it was dried up and just a reminder…take down yours now…one more hour of hot lights on them and they will ignite and FLASH FLAME ON….YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE A …FLASH FLAME…UNLESS…you have seen a tree burn…

I grew up in Texas and we used to take them out back and burn them….almost an explosion.

Tumble weeds will flash burn but nothing beats a dry tree fire….V.
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Good Morning Media….I know you need some input for tomorrow that is why you are here tonight…..feast on this
Monday, January 05, 2009, 1:19:43 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Obama has done everything to put himself in the most humble position he can….over and over…’We have one President at a time’…

Barack was given a plane that is the auxiliary plane to Air Force One…probably for security reasons…

The Auxiliary Plane is a back up with all of the Security and Communications in it….The other plane is the First Plane and has a designation. The only time that a plane is called Air Force One is when the President of the United States is on board…Never has a President Elect had such a daunting task as ‘That One’….God Bless him and keep him always…and be grateful that he has stepped up to do the job. The others just wanted to hold the office and we have 8 years of that.

The auxiliary plane also.. has the seals on it for the President of the United States…whoever that is…he must be MIA..Missing in Action or AWOL…V.
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Peace….
Sunday, January 04, 2009, 7:19:44 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
some on Facebook that are Obama supporters are starting causes and protest movements because of the Warren thing..Please do not mess up this Inaugural for Barack…Obama has worked so hard..there are no words to discribe the sacrifice…

Like the post earlier said Obama had and family had lived in hotel rooms for two years…and he had to walk out of his empty home at Hyde Park…that is something he worked for all his life and had to leave it to serve the grateful and ungrateful alike….Peace…V.
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Fan of Ruhel Christy……you gotta appreciate the dialog…
Thursday, January 01, 2009, 9:33:06 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Imagine a ‘Borat Man’ doing stand up comedy giving this dialog…..I read Ruhel Christy and laugh until tears roll down my face….

Hindus allowed me to join job in 2008 Jan ,after continuous 5 years forced unemployed ness ,torture ,discrimination , that also by walk in interview ,and direct selection by SABIC ,Saudi Kayan official !!?? b’se these Hindu think tank got order from astrologist , pamist that this man =Ruhel Chisty have one strong life line +rise in west to allowed him once ,in Saudi Arabia only !!?? and used our human work force those are working there to torture this man by brain voice ,rays ,waves ,so this man will forced to left that company and will forced to live in India till his life with out job , money ,what ever money he will earn we will finished by some tactic !!!?? its well known that Indian maximum politicians are strong believer of astrologist , pamist and these all are following there direction in many things !!?? while I Ruhel Chisty was facing brain voice ,rays ,waves torture in Udaipur from past 1991 to 2001 ,and 2003 to 2008 Jan ,now from 17 December to till now !!!?? these all b’se I did complain at international, level concern = brain voice ,rays ,waves torture up to dignity level =up to kill to my scientific brain level , in 1998 July ,1999,2000 that time I know how to sent emails ,what is value of internet at international level !!!?? while these people allowed me in Saudi Arabia ,b’se these people
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Call to prayer…or what ever truth leads you for our President Elect and new administration
Monday, December 29, 2008, 11:30:17 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
This is going to be the toughest job handed to an elected official…maybe any man living so far….a nation as large and mighty as the United States of America….and the Ship of State is in rough seas….Bless him and keep him and his loved ones as they sleep tonight…..for soon he will have all he can handle….Blessings Barack Obama….rest well and don’t worry…it will all work out well….V.Comments
Bring Our Troops Home Now…..The war in middle east is as old as time itself…
Monday, December 29, 2008, 2:04:21 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
hello media,…time for that extra cup o coffee….make notes for todays programs…I know you are out there….

Here’s the deal……

I AM SICK OF PEOPLE DYING, AND GETTING HURT…ANYWHERE…A PERSON IS A PERSON

And God bless the women, children, oldsters, peacemakers, and innocents, caught up in it.

If we can’t stop it,….leave….put our military, and support personell, on planes and ships and bring them home…leave all the weapons….and everything else…they will either have peace or all kill each other….either way …we win….You can’t fix Stupid…to quote Ron White.

We need to return to battle field warfare for them…all those that want to fight go out and when the last man stands….that side wins…end of story…

As I count it:

War in iraq

War in Afghanistan

War Isralies and Palestinians.

Indea and Pakastan have troops on the border….LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST.

I watched the movie produced, directed, narrarated, and starred in by John Huston ‘THE BIBLE’ on TV tonight….the same people were fighting about the same silly things….BRING OUR TROOPS HOME…..before anymore of the darlings get hurt or killed…..V.
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Spirituality versus Religion……
Monday, December 29, 2008, 1:11:36 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Religion Says:

Empty the church of the Unwashed and Odd….we have to worship God.

Make a donation….we have the church to support,

A well kept fortress,….a Pious Port.

Take no note of anyone not like us…If they were like us they would not make such a fuss.

And of course should your circumstances change, you must have done something off the radar range.

Spirituality says:

Why are your doors closed but for a few hours a week?

When out in the cold are the sick, hopeless, and meek.

Everyone marvels at the glory of your building, magnificent and strong.

To refuse shelter in its spreading arms is wrong.

90 days without a paycheck, an illness, or bad luck,

Can make you one of these and no one will hear you

When you scream…….&%#$….!

This is an original item I just wrote….it expressed my feelings so well.

Right “Wing Nuts”….how dare you push your piety and spite out the hatred and evil hate speech,….and want others to think you are the better of the People….I am to Spiritual to be called the modern social definintion of Christian…or Republican…or Conservative…Eat my dust….V.

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Online Rally,…..Bring Our Troops Home…Now
Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:46:53 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
hello media,…time for that extra cup o coffee….make notes for todays programs…I know you are out there….

Here’s the deal……

I AM SICK OF PEOPLE DYING, AND GETTING HURT…ANYWHERE…A PERSON IS A PERSON

And God bless the women, children, oldsters, peacemakers, and innocents, caught up in it.

If we can’t stop it,….leave….put our military, and support personell, on planes and ships and bring them home…leave all the weapons….and everything else…they will either have peace or all kill each other….either way …we win….You can’t fix Stupid…to quote Ron White.

We need to return to battle field warfare for them…all those that want to fight go out and when the last man stands….that side wins…end of story…

As I count it:

War in iraq

War in Afghanistan

War Isralies and Palestinians.

Indea and Pakastan have troops on the border….LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST.

I watched the movie produced, directed, narrarated, and starred in by John Huston ‘THE BIBLE’ on TV tonight….the same people were fighting about the same silly things….BRING OUR TROOPS HOME…..before anymore of the darlings get hurt or killed…..V.
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Online Rally,…..Bring Our Troops Home…Now
Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:08:49 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
hello media,…time for that extra cup o coffee….make notes for todays programs…I know you are out there….

Here’s the deal……

I AM SICK OF PEOPLE DYING, AND GETTING HURT…ANYWHERE…A PERSON IS A PERSON

And God bless the women, children, oldsters, peacemakers, and innocents, caught up in it.

If we can’t stop it,….leave….put our military, and support personell, on planes and ships and bring them home…leave all the weapons….and everything else…they will either have peace or all kill each other….either way …we win….You can’t fix Stupid…to quote Ron White.

We need to return to battle field warfare for them…all those that want to fight go out and when the last man stands….that side wins…end of story…

As I count it:

War in iraq

War in Afghanistan

War Isralies and Palestinians.

Indea and Pakastan have troops on the border….LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST.

I watched the movie produced, directed, narrarated, and starred in by John Huston ‘THE BIBLE’ on TV tonight….the same people were fighting about the same silly things….BRING OUR TROOPS HOME…..before anymore of the darlings get hurt or killed…..V.Comments
Bring Our Troops Home Now…..The war in middle east is as old as time itself…
Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:05:16 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
My Facebook Cause page….Bring Our Troops Home …Now…please join and make it the biggest site on Facebook….make a statement….

http://apps.facebook.com/causes/182453?m=05e3e92a&recruiter_id=22776378

Another link sent to me that is great…alternative mediation as a way of problem solving in the Middle East and a it is a great read on the site…

http://www.jerusalem-academy.org/index.html

Pray for our Troops….safety and safe journey home…call on what ever truth leads you…the time is now….V.

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Hello Media,…goodmorning…..
Monday, December 29, 2008, 12:02:47 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
hello media,…time for that extra cup o coffee….make notes for todays programs…I know you are out there….

Here’s the deal……

I AM SICK OF PEOPLE DYING, AND GETTING HURT…ANYWHERE…A PERSON IS A PERSON

And God bless the women, children, oldsters, peacemakers, and innocents, caught up in it.

If we can’t stop it,….leave….put our military, and support personell, on planes and ships and bring them home…leave all the weapons….and everything else…they will either have peace or all kill each other….either way …we win….You can’t fix Stupid…to quote Ron White.

We need to return to battle field warfare for them…all those that want to fight go out and when the last man stands….that side wins…end of story…

As I count it:

War in iraq

War in Afghanistan

War Isralies and Palestinians.

Indea and Pakastan have troops on the border….LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST.

I watched the movie produced, directed, narrarated, and starred in by John Huston ‘THE BIBLE’ on TV tonight….the same people were fighting about the same silly things….BRING OUR TROOPS HOME…..before anymore of the darlings get hurt or killed…..V.
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Hello Media,…goodmorning…..
Sunday, December 28, 2008, 11:58:38 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
hello media,…time for that extra cup o coffee….make notes for todays programs…I know you are out there….

Here’s the deal……

I AM SICK OF PEOPLE DYING, AND GETTING HURT…ANYWHERE…A PERSON IS A PERSON

And God bless the women, children, oldsters, peacemakers, and innocents, caught up in it.

If we can’t stop it,….leave….put our military, and support personell, on planes and ships and bring them home…leave all the weapons….and everything else…they will either have peace or all kill each other….either way …we win….You can’t fix Stupid…to quote Ron White.

We need to return to battle field warfare for them…all those that want to fight go out and when the last man stands….that side wins…end of story…

As I count it:

War in iraq

War in Afghanistan

War Isralies and Palestinians.

Indea and Pakastan have troops on the border….LEAVE THE MIDDLE EAST.

I watched the movie produced, directed, narrarated, and starred in by John Huston ‘THE BIBLE’ on TV tonight….the same people were fighting about the same silly things….BRING OUR TROOPS HOME…..before anymore of the darlings get hurt or killed…..V.
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State, County, and City, financial help…….Alternative
Friday, December 26, 2008, 10:13:24 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
States, Counties and Cities, could save millions, by going to the 4 day work week. Not extended hours, not 4 tens, just 4 days….so many offices that are non-essential could save utilities, staff, and related costs by going to 4 days….even if they hired an extra person here and there or part timers and interns for the busy 4 days…..

It would save the money for the essential services that are being cut. Children services, art and music in schools, and people that are losing their jobs entirely could be saved….we all can do our part….

Small business could save the same way by closing, say Sunday, Monday and Tuesday….once everyone got used to it….we would do the same amount of business….and know what days we used if it was uniform…..

The biggest savings would be on fuel……heating and air conditioning,….fuel of people driving to work….the enviornment….pocket books…..day care…..it would be streamlined and efficient…V.

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I did ….I did….watched…. Mr. Grinch….Whoville on parade…..
Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 11:15:43 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
and after Mr. Grinch stole Christmas….and had it all tied up in a bag and was going to push it over a cliff….he waited to hear the crying and nashing of teeth in Whooville below…..and the sounds of laughter and song where heard….

Mr. Grinch, “Maybe Christmas does not come from a store,….maybe it means much more,”

45 minutes until Christmas morning….and off to see my family….and feast….I am sure they will have roast beast….and have traded way too much stuff…..in pretty bows and fluff….i will come to dinner and remember the poor,….I am sure Christmas means so much more.

The ‘wing nuts’ will gorge the homeless, and turn them out in the cold. Empty the church of the unwashed and odd…..we have to clean up the place and worship God….V.
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Merry, Merry, Holidays….for today is for a moment…..enjoy
Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 4:51:54 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Makes me think I would like to watch the Grinch Who Stole Christmas….Whooville…..on parade.

Let me know when the new Millienum starts….January 20, 2009.

Michelle Obama will be the First Lady with a late Birthday present….The Rose Garden…..V.
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Repost of another members post down page…only way I could get all of it on my facebook
Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 1:06:10 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Twas the Night Before Inauguration
By John Cobarruvias
BayAreaHouston.blogspot.com

T’was the night before inauguration and what to my dismay
The market was tanking, I lost my 401K!
The stocks were hung, in downfall they stuck
While Bush did nothing, a truly lame duck

The republicans were nestled, their heads in the sand
With visions of defeat of the republican brand.
And Cheney with his gun, his heart a pace
Looking for someone, to shoot in the face.

When out on the house floor, there came such a clatter
I sprang to the internets to find what’s the matter.
Away to my screen I ran with a flash
Hoping the market, didn’t crash.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Showed me someone I needed to know.
When what to my eyes, I paused, with a comma
But a vision of hope, It was Barack Obama!

With excitement and conviction in each of his steps
I wondered what he and his el ves, w ould do next.
More rapid than eagles his appointments they came
And he whistled and shouted, and called them by name.

Now Emanuel! Now, Dashle! Now Richardson and Biden!
On, Clinton , On Napolitano, and Gates, no sense in hiding!
To fix the economy, our reputation and more.
And to stop the killing of this unnecessary war.

As Obama stood still, the republicans they trembled
Remembering 8 years of a disaster they had assembled.
They’ve broken our banks, and doubled our debt.
They scared us to death with weapons of threats.

They squandered a surplus, They started a war.
They shredded our constitution, littered on the floor.
They attack our unions, our immigrants and those who are gay.
They claim to be Christians, yet on the sick they prey.Comments
Winter Dehydration….Drink water and Juice for kids, and oldsters too
Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 1:25:45 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Winter Dehydration … It can cause a bad attitude, fussiness in children, short tempers in others, in mild forms….headaches, muscle cramps, back and kidney aches…..name it.

It is easy to tuck in on wintry days and not drink anything but coffee and chocolate….coupled with dry air…can cause mild dehyration…in any form can make the body react without seeminly cause.

Heat a pan of water to just warm drinking temp, put in a cup with a splash of juice, or small piece of peppermint, or just a pinch of cinnamon and half teaspoon of sugar….give to children and oldsters as well….several times a day is good….at least once a day….give children fluids in the form of a water, or water base non-stiumulating drink….V.
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My Christmas Wish…..
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 10:25:01 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Just want an at home Griswold Christmas. We have old fashion lights on the house and shrubs, Sent Christmas cards, tree to the ceiling, and over decorated, 6 strands of twinkle lites and little wooden red apples and boxes of gold, blue, and red balls. But that is all I want…Seattle is 60 miles away, do not want to go to Christmas Day and back that night. We have 8 inches of snow in Bellingham. Train is broken, buses stopped, Seatac closed, …so what…..its Christmas if I have the lights on safe and warm at home with Christmas on the TV… Christmas Eve….order hot steaming Pizza from the Pizza Pipeline in Bellingham, ….walk to the Catholic Church for mid night mass…..I am not catholic…married twice to catholics ….spent more time in mass than most….curl up in new red flannel pajamas….get a box of pastries for Christmas morning from Avenue Bread….watch Christmas movies all day….eat sandwiches and candy….not do anything because….’yer supposed to’..oh yeah….bowls and bowls of hot buttered popcorn with parmesean cheese and tons of butter…V.Comments
Weather?….What would they do with a real problem?…..How much Federal Funds did they get to ‘study’ crisis?
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 9:38:35 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/393113_airport22.html

Stranded Sea-Tac Airport passengers hope for the best
Last updated December 21, 2008 6:39 p.m. PT

By MOISES MENDOZA
P-I REPORTER

Hundreds of tired travelers lined up at ticket gates Sunday at Sea-Tac Airport, hoping to find flights and leave the airport, where many had been stranded for more than a day.

Crosswinds at Sea-Tac Airport led to the cancelation or delay of dozens of flights Saturday night and Sunday morning, leaving thousands of people with nowhere to go.

The cancellations hit Alaska Airlines particularly hard, and may continue into Monday. Alaska and Horizon Air canceled all flights at Sea-Tac and Portland International Airport as of 2:45 p.m., in part because of a lack of de-icing fluid. Passengers who live locally were told to go home for the evening, and others were told to make their own hotel arrangements.

A port spokesman said individual airlines are responsible for keeping their own planes de-iced, which is why some planes were still making it out of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Sunday. Two runways remained open.

“It’s kind of a perfect storm,” port spokesman Perry Cooper said. “I’ve had people here for 20 years and they have never seen anything like this.”

While a lack of de-icing fluid made the situation worse, Horizon spokeswoman Jen Boyer said the stretch of bad weather had exhausted the airlines’ crews and equipment during the holiday rush.

“We’ve just been playing catch-up with the weather, that we’re running out of fresh crews and running into maintenance deadlines for the aircraft,” Boyer said. “We still have three days to get everyone home for Christmas, and we’re trying to get everyone there.”

Passengers booked on a canceled flight may re-book on the next available flight without penalty or apply for a full refund of the unused portion of their ticket.

Akiko Onuma, a 21-year-old Scripps College student from California, flew into Sea-Tac on Saturday night from Ontario, Calif. She had a 9 p.m. Saturday connection to Lewiston, Idaho, on Horizon that was canceled.

“There were hordes of people — literally hundreds of people — trying to figure out what to do,” Onuma said.

By the time Onuma got her bag at midnight Saturday all the hotels were booked, she said, so she spent the night at the airport.

Onuma is now hoping to get out Monday morning on a flight to Walla Walla.

Terry Haybert of Tacoma was at the airport with his wife and 5-year-old daughter. He had a 1 p.m. flight to Portland on Sunday, which was canceled.

“This was the biggest mistake ever, we should’ve just driven,” Haybert said of his holiday plans.

Joseph Gudall from Blairstown, N.J., flew from Newark to Seattle, hoping to get to Fairbanks, Alaska, on a 9 p.m. Saturday flight from Seattle. The departure time kept getting pushed back until the flight was canceled at 1 a.m. Sunday, he said.

“It was a sheer disaster,” Gudall said. “I never thought this could happen.”

Gudall is booked on a 9 p.m. Sunday flight to Fairbanks. Gudall is heading to Alaska to visit his daughter.

Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said cancelations may continue into Monday if the weather doesn’t improve.

“Since we’re dealing with Mother Nature, it’s really uncertain,” McElroy said. “We’re hopeful that we can resume our schedule Monday, but we’ll have to see.”

On Sunday afternoon, airport staff handed out blankets and pillows to travelers, who were sprawled out over any available space.

Passengers should contact their carriers for flight status before heading to the airport, spokeswoman Terri-Ann Betancourt said.

Passengers whose flights are scheduled to leave Monday should allow extra time to get to the airport and they should expect long lines once they arrive.

People whose flights are canceled, should rebook from home, Betancourt said.

Cooper said heavy winds had died down by early Sunday. But poor weather at airports in the Northwest and around the country remained a problem, he said.

“It’s that systemwide domino effect,” he said.

While airport restaurants and stores did not receive their deliveries Saturday, trucks were able to drop off goods on Sunday morning, Betancourt said.

“We should be OK with concessions,” she said.

Flight status can be found at the airport’s Web site: hosting.portseattle.org/fids. Those with reservations on Alaska or Horizon can check their flight status online at alaskaair.com or horizonair.com, or by phone at 800-252-7522 for Alaska and 800-547-9308 for Horizon.

P-I reporter Brad Wong contributed to this report.

© 1998-2008 Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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Arrrrggghhhh!!!!……I have an adult child that is stranded
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 7:10:31 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I have an adult child that is stranded and can’t get in or out of a mid point stop…..I did not know she was traveling…..it was none of my business….and it is only getting worse here….V.Comments
Verna Speaks….first Blog Radio Program….30 Min.
Sunday, December 21, 2008, 2:43:48 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/show.aspx?userurl=Vernavob&year=2008&month=12&day=21&url=Vernavob-Introductory-Program This is my first Blog Talk Radio, BTR, my first program, I did not do a test. I lowered the register of my voice, and was in a glass dining room.
The echo and the voice register is not good….however, I did not follow instructions and do a test first. I read the directions as I was waiting for my first show to start on the clock countdown. Not a good idea…I will practice the voice quality….V.Comments
My oh My, …all the free press that preacher fella is getting…..
Friday, December 19, 2008, 4:02:06 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
In relationship to the amount of time the beautiful day Barack is sworn in…..please give it up….the amount of negative stuff is just awful…..I am looking forward to the day…..the blessed day we have CHANGE……….do you want some cheese with that ….Whine?….V.Comments
Here a Site, There a Site, Everywhere a Site Site…oh my what’s a blogger to do?
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:15:21 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Stay with the Obama Site, we have had our ups and downs, trolls, word jousts, butted heads on oppions, but we came out the stronger….I love this site and my Facebook site is great….it is linked to this one and is a wonderful place….am adding a new feature and will take a little more time to get it ready…..not enough hours in the day for communicating, writing and all the good stuff…V.Comments
A focused simple approach is best….I am a fan of….
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 7:08:36 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Verna became a fan of Clark Griswold. 1:37pm Film – 99,007 fansAdd Comment – 0 Comments Comments
Bush’s new home town…..
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:41:51 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I grew up in the neighborhood he is moving to…

It is a safe…repub…neighborhood watch….phony, corporate theiving, drinking, cheating, ‘houty touty’, self righteous sinners your imagination can think of…JR Ewing people…if you get my drift…

I moved to the country in Hawaii for almost 18 years and loved it until the drugs from California came to our neighborhood…I got my two girls and came to the NW to finish raising them…I would not take them back to North Dallas where I was a young woman…V.
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Barack Obama because…..
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:27:25 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
He said this is a ‘Red, White, and Blue America’….

he said, “You are not going to like all the things I am going to do”

I voted for him because I trusted his judgement and to bring in the people he could work with to get the job done….

I voted for him because…he knows what he needs to do to get it done.

I am proud that an intelligent person like Barack Obama even stepped up to take the job on….V.
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We have a wonderful new member to the site….Jordan J. Fowlkes
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 6:18:10 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Jordan J. Fowlkes is a new member and just getting started on his posts….what a new fresh format he is using…

I would hope that the national committee picks up on this bright fresh college student….V.
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Repost of another members post from the past…The Arch through which we pass…The Gateway to the West…represented Hope and Change to earlier settlers
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 2:51:33 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Scenes from St. LouisBy Christopher Hass – Oct 18th, 2008 at 4:24 pm EDT Comments | Mail to a Friend | Report Objectionable Content

(Photo: Matt Hoye/CNN)

Were you at this historic rally today in St. Louis? If so, send your photos and stories to blog@barackobama.com.

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Barack on Greed and irresponsibility
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 1:33:21 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Greed and irresponsibility‏From: Barack Obama (info@barackobama.com) Sent:Tue 9/23/08 7:13 PMTo: Verna Verna —

The era of greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and in Washington has created a financial crisis as profound as any we have faced since the Great Depression.

Congress and the President are debating a bailout of our financial institutions with a price tag of $700 billion or more in taxpayer dollars. We cannot underestimate our responsibility in taking such an enormous step.

Whatever shape our recovery plan takes, it must be guided by core principles of fairness, balance, and responsibility to one another.

Please sign on to show your support for an economic recovery plan based on the following:

• No Golden Parachutes — Taxpayer dollars should not be used to reward the irresponsible Wall Street executives who helmed this disaster.

• Main Street, Not Just Wall Street — Any bailout plan must include a payback strategy for taxpayers who are footing the bill and aid to innocent homeowners who are facing foreclosure.

• Bipartisan Oversight — The staggering amount of taxpayer money involved demands a bipartisan board to ensure accountability and oversight.

Show your support and encourage your friends and family to join you:

http://my.barackobama.com/ourplan

The failed economic policies and the same corrupt culture that led us into this mess will not help get us out of it. We need to get to work immediately on reforming the broken government — and the broken politics — that allowed this crisis to happen in the first place.

And we have to understand that a recovery package is just the beginning. We have a plan that will guarantee our long-term prosperity — including tax cuts for 95 percent of families, an economic stimulus package that creates millions of new jobs and leads us towards energy independence, and health care that is affordable to every American.

It won’t be easy. The kind of change we’re looking for never is.

But if we work together and stand by these principles, we can get through this crisis and emerge a stronger nation.

Thank you,

Barack
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When the Message is Truth ….a letter from Barack earlier
Thursday, December 18, 2008, 12:33:51 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The economy hit a new low this week, and in every part of the country, people like you are feeling it.

The recent financial disasters — from the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the historic drop in the stock market — are not just a string of bad luck. They are the result of years of bad decisions made in favor of big corporate special interests instead of America’s working families.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Home foreclosures are skyrocketing, and home values are plunging. Gas prices are at an all-time high, and we’re still spending more than $10 billion every month on a war in Iraq that should never have been waged.

John McCain’s campaign is doing everything it can to focus attention on false personal attacks and distractions — but there’s too much at stake for that kind of politics.

I need your help to get the conversation back on track.

I recorded a two-minute TV ad about our economy and my plan to solve this crisis. Please watch the ad and share it with everyone you know:

For eight years, Bush-McCain economic policies have favored reckless deregulation and huge tax loopholes for big corporations. Now, as these corporations crumble, American taxpayers are facing costly bailouts.

More of the same failed ideas are not going to solve our economic problems.

I’m calling for a $1,000 tax break for middle-class families — not just because they need help dealing with the rising costs of gas, food, and health care, but also because our economy needs to be reinvigorated from the bottom up, not the top down.

I’m proposing a second stimulus package to save over one million jobs and provide immediate relief to struggling families.

And I’ll end the “anything goes” culture on Wall Street with real regulation. We can see clearly that our economy is stronger when we protect investments and pensions, and avoid devastating bankruptcies and bailouts.

This is no ordinary time, and it shouldn’t be an ordinary election. Help keep the discussion focused on the issues.

Please watch the video and share it with your friends today:

http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo

Thanks for helping to bring the change this country needs,

BarackComments
Religious wing nuts giving Christians a bad name…or ‘no room in the inn’ for the Homeless
Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 7:35:31 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Thanks, I took on the local churches and mission about sheltering the homeless this week…The mission is a friend on my facebook site which is huge…I have people in office and musicians, politicians, writers, etc…..They sent me a message that they had a new ‘drop in center’ open from 11 to 3 across the street, which they own with 3 other huge buildings downtown on three corners. I ask them if the homeless did not get cold on the weekends…Reply and they needed donations to have someone open it more….well…

and ask if I would open it ‘volunteer’ 7am to 10 am 5 days a week…well

We have 7 to 8 inches of new snow on the ground, I told them that I do not get out in bad weather and if in the three buildings of a couple of hundred people that live and work there could someone not go open the door every morning….well

They reported back that a local church, {one copped out after a news blitz about opening} was going to let the homeless in 8 pm until 8 am Saturday and Sunday….well

I sent back a message that I was saddened that a church that is only used a few hours a week is closed to those in need…so they could worship god…and the words ….’no room in the inn’…came to mind.

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Loan Defaults…Scam of lenders….Blogtalkradio…JFK FAN AND JAM KING
Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 5:10:09 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Blogtalkradio…Jam King and JFK FAN..have a Blog Talk Radio Program and the last quarter of todays show is discussing the mortgage mess…a foreclosed home was sold for a $1 at auction…JFK FAN said, why didn’t they offer it to the owner for a $1…and the ‘call the lender’ scam does not work…it just alerts them that the home is in trouble….V.Comments
Not Gonna…Not Gonna….Not Gonna get involved with…
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 11:50:03 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Not gonna:

Get involved with the Blago thing…That is for Illinois to work on

Caroline Kennedy Senatorial Seat….That is for New York State to choose

The George Bush Shoe thing….that is a biblical thing that gives up a persons fate to God…I will leave that alone….by the way…have not in all the talk on the media…heard them once say that it is in the bible…..to dust off ones shoew at another person is a very very serious act….It gives up that persons fate to the almighty himself…..don’t have to worry about impeachmnent…or anything else that is serious stuff there…..but radio tv reporters, journalist, talking heads are not known for anything out of the bible…..remember…you heard it here first.

I have a secret dislike for Christmas on Dec 25. Can’t get over it. it is deep buried in my psyche somewhere….I get the Christmas spirit in the first week of Jan….Jan 6 is when the mexicans celebrate…did not know that.

The entire arab world knows that Sept 11 is the accepted actual birthdate of the savior…the catholic calendar has the date correct for the conception of Christ….

I just wish the Americans were not so fiercely defending ignorance….they will fight and argue and tune out the truth if it upsets their blockhead ideas…..I am an American…but will accept education, reading, personal study,…learning is a lifetime event.

Oh yeah, the not gonna stuff,….well I am not gonna do anything anymore that is meaningless activity….doing and going just to be doing and going…..I started with my office…I do not drive on ice…thank you very much….stayed home and put things together for the Dec 25th event that I can’t wait to be Jan 6th when all of the commercial stuff is over and it is just spiritual reflection.

What I am serious about is waiting for a blog post all of its own….with pictures…stay tuned…it will take me a few days to get it done….I think it will be before the Dec 25fh thingy….You will like it very much…..V.

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“Just the Facts Mam” Don’t read those long blog posts
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 6:45:38 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I get ‘crossed eyed’ and ‘brain tangled’ trying to read those long wordy posts….so i don’t…I skim the first few lines and the last few lines if it is a topic I am interested in….to get read…Just the Facts….V.Comments
Heaven is going to be a lonely place….
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 1:23:17 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Heaven is going to be a lonely place ….for those that think they are the only ones going to be there….

Can’t you just see it….Saint Peter says “Go over there to that cloud and sit there alone for eternity….You thought you were the only one deserving to be here land we are in the wish granting business……that’s original folks….just had it up to here with the self righteous numb skulls. ..V.
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Google Tool Bar has a Spell Checker that will check blog Posts
Monday, December 15, 2008, 3:49:18 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Google Tool Bar can be added to your browser and then you add the button ….abc Check….it is a quick way to just type and then click the button and it will edit your post before clicking publish…then you can write as fast as you think and click abc check and correct the stuff that is usually typos…..great idea…V. {not a Google stock owner}Comments
Get on Board….the CHANGE TRAIN….we are loading passengers for the “We are not taking this anymore express”
Monday, December 15, 2008, 3:06:31 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Meet, discuss, lists, write, read, network, ….What do you want to Change first?

1. Your own experience

2. Your Family or household

3. Your neighborhood

4. Your Town

5. Your State

6. Your Nation

It Starts like everything else that was ever made, first with an idea, then a plan.

1. I need to re evaluate how I use the funds that I have. Effective utility for management in my own life.

2. Our the members in my household, emotionally secure regardless of the economy? How can I help the small ones feel secure. How can I use my funds to help their interests first, they can not provide from themselves. Make a list of the few priority things they need.

3. My neighborhood, – what is a short lists that are needed to help the few blocks around me. Are all in my neighborhood secure, fed, what is a list that are needed. Are they in fear of the current conditions, will a invite for a ‘cup o coffee’ help to share and take off stress….How about a block pot luck for sharing…it could be at the church, public space or other forum….that was the intent of the House Meetings.

4. Town….what is a short lists of CHANGE you would have for your town. Do you have a copy of the local City council budget of how funds are spent.

5. State….Make a short list of the impact of the State in your personal life and the lives of your town…..

6. The Nation…yeah it is easy to jump on the blog and give President Elect Obama first hand advice….but that is not the deal…it is helping to bring about CHANGE using his policies and knowing what they are….to make others aware in our conversations and dialog in our sphere of influence. THAT IS THE CHANGE WE NEED….to let others know what is going on….a personal reporter to effect….OBAMA’S changes. …..V.
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My Facebook cause pages….One of my faves….’Green Tips’
Monday, December 15, 2008, 2:45:17 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Green Tips…..is my favorites of the cause pages I created on my Facebook page….I share and write money, and energy saving tips for everyone.

The Criteria for the page is that is must be easy, useful, and cheap for anyone to use on their own. No purchase or donation needed to use or join or view…..all are welcome to view.

It helps you and the enviornment….http://apps.facebook.com/causes/133715?m=1a240be5&recruiter_id=22776378 ……V.
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Green Tip….Staying Warm at Home….Windows…cheap fix…
Monday, December 15, 2008, 2:29:05 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Duct Tape and rolls of heavy clear plastic from hardware store…it really works.

If you do not have double pane windows, or storm windows….do this.

Behind the curtains, duct tape sheets of heavy clear plastic to the window frame. It will be good insulation to keep heat in. In rentals and mobile homes it works really well too. Surprisingly well.
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KA CHING!!!!!…..You heard it here first….I am starting this out right now….first time on any media
Monday, December 15, 2008, 1:58:08 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
KA CHING!!!!! For everytime a Federal Dollar is spent on wasteful deceitful tacts to ‘study’, ‘fund extra meetings travel’, or useless undercover ‘Green Washing’…..looking ‘green’, saying ‘green’ to get the ‘pull’ on the Federal Slot machine….ok JFK FAN…give me a cartoon for this one….V.Comments
Federal Funds for ……Green Washing…..careful you are going to learn something here
Monday, December 15, 2008, 1:35:16 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Green Washing is ‘doing green’ looking stuff and no real impact for the sake of ‘going green’.

I was exposed to a concept at the House Meeting Sunday. The local WTA city bus was offering a program for people to stop driving….

Beautiful full color multi-page magazine quality brochures were passed out to each seat. It was explained that you could log on to the web site, log in how many trips you biked or walked each week, the mileage, and you could win $250 or $1,000 in several scheduled drawings.

Then I listened for the HOOK, in there always is one….why was it important to log in our trips, other than you were allowed 3 free pick ups if you were out without a car and had an emergency, like to pick up a sick child at school. But there was more….the CITY NEEDED THE LOGS to get the FEDERAL FUNDS to run the project….DUH?

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF …..WASTE OF PUBLIC FUNDS….how many of these ‘Projects’ are on our books that have used….’being green’ to put the ‘snag’ on public dollars…..what about the brochures….a little over done?…..what costs did that do to funds and environment…..the development and the pictures, the ink, the paper, the distribution, all to ‘get the logs’ for the ‘pull’ on Federal Funds….graft?

That was the foremost point made….to get as many ‘log ins’ as possible. That was the ticket counter for dollars,…add to it the salaries for this ‘green washing’ project.

ugh……we are so off course that this could even fly to this level…..V.
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House Meeting….went well….new dialog happened
Monday, December 15, 2008, 1:15:24 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Fly on the wall?…..We gathered and signed in….we were told at the outset that of all the topics carefully written out on the board one would be chosen….it was friendly and the dialog began after the short video…everyone was energized by the sight of Obama and the crowds…

I did not like the fact that they singled out a topic to discuss and controlled the dialog….Tree huggers and let’s choose the environment and get together and all plant a tree and get the town to outlaw plastic bags…don’t drive, Smart Trips bus log in for State credit…but at the end some good direction came out of it from a person that waited to last to say something…MMMmmmmmm…..

The topic was a warm fuzzy topic and the habitual Dem meeting attendees were there. I recognized several from the City Council televised meetings as frequent flyers to the public podium.

They were comfortable with the topic and parroted, the safe non-committal schmooze….

I offered, staying on the topic, that all that I had heard was applying a ‘feather duster’ to a nasty environment.

Awareness was the key that we all could use….my office is down at the yacht harbor and we have about 5000 sq ft….the owner of our company is an Eco-Broker…he has dedicated about 25% of the floor space for displays….

It is a collection of energy and water saver devices and pamphlets on tables from all across the spectrum….this is for awareness and display…not for sale.

We have the curly que light bulbs, solar panels, radiant heat panels, rain barrels, lighting tubes for the ceilings, buy local food farmers lists, water saver faucets from the water dept…..

I have a Facebook page that has several cause pages. One of them is Green Tips. It has a link to http://www.sustainableconnections.org Where we were having the meeting. The link has ‘Zero Waste’ that is my favorite and tons of other information and links to what we can do.

I offered that I have a few tips of my own that I am passionate about that everyone can do.

1. CLOSE THE BATHROOM DOOR…..by law a huge vent has to be in the ceiling of every bathroom. When not in use….the vent is still open….the heat goes right out the roof. In a two story condo, or home the entire house is vented out the roof if the bathroom door is open, even when the vent is not on. The purpose is to vent moisture from the bathroom to save mold issues.

Test this yourself. Close the bathroom doors and see have many fewer times the furnace comes on. It saves fuel, gas or what ever and….the electric for the fan…then leave it open for a while and notice how many times the furnace kicks on and runs…..the difference is dramatic.

It saves the bill payer money and the environment and fuels…

2. DON’T DRIVE ONE DAY A WEEK…..I am not going to take up biking at my age in a rainy raw place….it is beautiful but it is wet….This is my way for doing my part….combining all errands…don’t drive one day a week and any other time it can be avoided.

I told them spread the word, if you do not have a computer, write it on a note to friends and relatives….these two things that even seniors can do….and the link and sharing information…awareness….makes a difference for how everyone can participate….V.

Post Script addition to this entry… a lady from the WTA Smart Trips was at the meeting on Sunday…Did she ‘donate’ her time to be there,…travel and etc to the meeting?
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CSPAN ….MUST SEE…I watched this wee early this morning…Mortgage Putz gets what for!!!
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 11:07:14 AM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Watch it…it is worth the time of day….I am off to a lunch thing and the House meeting at Sustainable Connections…..I have a facebook linked with mybo account under my name group….my personal group.

I also have several cause pages….one of them is Green Tips….linked with www,SustainableConnections.org

Jump on CSPAN it just started…..snow here this morning got to go warm the car up….later. Until then ….behave yourselves….V.
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The Grapes of Wrath ….mandatory reading…..film watching
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 10:52:31 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
We have to do something before we face that again….I for one and trying to get the light of day on the situation before then….because….I would be so very small to help after it gets out of hand.Comments
News Break….I had to for sanity sake……time out.
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 10:45:17 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Other than a quick peek here and there….scrolling the newies and CSPAN had to take a big break, besides local events on the local public stations were eating my lunch….literally, making me sick to my tummy and not wanting to eat…..

Local government waste public works that are commendable….but not at this time….big stuff ….multi-millions and raising every ‘take’ from the publc every where it can……

The smallest event is the most the most telling in stupidity….

County just over 157,000, town on a 4th largest port on west coast, just below 60,000

No real industry,….health care largest employer behind gov and civil service

Healthy beautiful enviornment…..hugely unhealthy population…..

Older wood homes, pastoral township, main street just off waterfrontage.

Walkable, safe, coffee shops, cafes, pastry shops, a few boutiques.

Banks, thrift shops, feed store, music shops, farmers market on weekends

and that is about it…..huge stores,…VACANT….the old department stores….VACANT….

Furniture shops….VACANT…..etc…I mean every block has multiple huge vacancies….small businesses since the beginging …..GONE….

Because that business has moved out to the malls and centers.

NOW, for the stupidity part…..

RAISING THE PRICE ON PARKING METERS…..A QUARTER BUYS ABOUT 7 MINUTES……

CAMERA MONITOR AND GIVE TICKETS IN LESS THAN 5 MINUTES…..I MEAN BRUTAL WATCHFULNESS FROM THE EYE IN THE SKY

MORE STUPID THAN THAT?

FREE PARKING DURING 11 TO 2 …..FROM THANKSGIVING TO NEW YEARS…..to enhance downtown trade

Radio addresses to the public….can’t understand why people are not using it…..

How do you get through that kind of mentality…..they don’t know they are SICK.

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Hey did you hear what she said? Hiedi …down page….
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 10:24:14 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Happy early Birthday, I am going to respond to your post even if any of the others do not…what a very special event….I

feel like standing up on a chair here in the blog and telling everyone…

hey, did you hear what she said…Her Birthday is Jan 20th..V.,
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I am getting new members to my Bellingham Group Now
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 7:37:07 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
I get new members to my Obama group…people are getting involved and reading the Web….V.Comments
Auto Dealer Garage Sale
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 7:27:57 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Equip the existing autos with ‘on demand’ hydrogen units…..

a small pint jar of water, electric from the battery, makes hydrogen in the ports,….

up to 55$ savings on gas ….

and have a ‘garage sale’……

The dealers could write off the losses, restructure, and take their time remaking the all American car…..what about a general purpose simple vehicle to todays safety standards like the Ford Falcon?

On Demand hydrogen is a thing people out of work should explore to make for cars currently on the road…..there is a lot of information on the net…..V.
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Coming to a Town Near You….the Homeless Problem….here is our story in a 1 min Video from You Tube
Thursday, December 11, 2008, 5:11:07 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Why and Who….we have to stave off this problem before it happens…

the new homeless ….we do not want to go back to the days of the Grapes of Wrath…..

When big shiny motor cars drove past hordes of people walking down the road with their belongings with them and blew dust in their faces……

We have to make CHANGE happen now in our own community.

US…as in YES WE CAN.

My blogs yesterday were complaining about the millions of money spent in this county and city on esthetic projects for the eyes of those who are making it….WHILE…cutting back resources for law enforcement, public services, arts and music in the schools….

ARTS and MUSIC and SPORTS for youngsters is not to make them stars, though it is an opening to do that…..these activities help the brain develop to think, focus, motor skills, hand eye coordination…..is very important….

Mindless increases by City council AGAIN in revenues and property taxes, shoreline set backs on all water frontage,….creeks rivers, bay, the huge lake in town,….made exiting homes pay more and ruined the property values.

175 foot lots, are now non-conforming dwellings….can not be improved or rebuilt in case of storm or fire…..the city council meeting last night was controlled anger…..property owners were not informed of the change would effect them. Many leading Realtors in town stood up and talked.

That was my late night going to bed thoughts, the radio wake up this morning was the city council approved last night late, $600,000 …to STUDY….to put in a ….TERRA QUARIUM….at the waterfront. That is not to build it, acquire the land, to design it, build the aquarium, and zoo exhibits and staff and maintain it…..holy smokes!!!!! We are losing school stuff, public stuff and the State is 6.2 BILLION in debt……WHO IS GOING TO STAND UP TO THIS INSANITY?

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Home Foreclosure Mess…..Bank not co operating on a Short Sale to Save homeowner REPO
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 10:40:47 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Homes can, with the written permission of the lender, place the property on the market for ‘Short Sale’….short amount of time to sell before the property is Foreclosed and the bank repossesses, saving the owner the credit fiasco.

The property was on the market and with the banks permission recieved extended time for sale. The property was priced right and vacant making it easier to show…The agent spent lots of money advertising and open nearly every weekend for viewing.

The agent wrote and submitted to the bank 3 contracts within $15,000 of the price.

The bank did not respond or acknowledge recieving the presented offers which timed out on time for contract acceptance.

A call to the agent from the bank that the property was going to a Foreclosure Date soon.

The agent ask why they did not accept the last contract submitted. The bank file did not have a single note that ANY contracts had been submitted. The agent had talked to ‘front desk’ people in the loan dept but never could get past them or have calls returned.

The bank person re assigned the file to a new negotiator and the contract is under review.

When is the insanity going to stop……V.
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Everyday, more and more people in town that have had jobs for years…lose them
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 7:19:40 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The City, County, and State,…need to get out the treasury books and the budget and a pair of scissors….we need to fund ….ONLY….what is for the public good….

Thousands could be at risk by March 1.

Many towns and states in the nation are already there with plant closures.

STOP THE ….STATE…AND FEDERAL…..’GLORY SPENDING’…..STUDIES, JUNKETS, PLANNING….

PARKS AND MONUMENTS….ENOUGH….

Plan for mass shelters, and feeding stations…..

Study to bring industry and construction to town.

They think the have nots will crawl off to ‘another’ town somewhere….I meet good town folks everyday that do not know what they are going to do….and have school children and homes…
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The Board of Realtors….came to our office meeting
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 7:06:33 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
The outgoing President, the incoming president, the ‘county executive’ and aids.

They invited us to:

A Day on the Hill,……chartered bus to ‘see how legislature works’ for a day….for a ticket price for us.

A bi monthly meeting….luncheon…breakfast….for a fee for us.

Our yearly dues in January are $486 times every realtor in the county.

They are visiting offices because to tell members that if they can’t pay THEY will suspend our license. I do not think they will have the legal power to remove a license from a state licensed office….they are only an association. Contracts or no contracts….them standing in our office and threatening the office meeting in real fine suits was apalling.

THE POINT OF THIS:

The Board of Realtors have HUGE fines for donating to the Republican party in WA. Hundreds of thousands of dollars…..

What they came to our office and did is equivilent to a ‘SHAKE DOWN’.

When they ask for questions….I ask,”What are your plans to get people involved in looking at homes and even going out to see them”

They mumbled a few words and left the office and drove off in SUV’S.

Now as in most of my posts there is a turn around at the end….here it is.

As the silent vacumn of them leaving our office…a lady who was an editor of the Hearld, just lost her job, was sitting in on our office to go to school to get her license…..

She said, “They have not put anything in the paper for over 4 years”

The Realtors used to have industrial ads to promote using a Realtor, a professional, and the job we really do for our clients….now our money is for ‘pomp’ and circumstance and Republican graft….and give em more…..to pay their fines.

Stay tuned I am about to write another one.
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And one more thing….or two….We have a TOWN FULL OF PARKS AND TRAILS….
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:53:26 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
THE TREE HUGGERS DREAM…..and they are planning MILLIONS for more…..

IT RAINS …….9 OR 10 MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR!!!!!

It is all empty….you can walk across the county in parks and trails…..it is wet and cold….in SUMMER…..

All of this is great …..but it is not serving the people….and of many many more at risk

MULTIPLY this across the nation by every town and city….

A few people ‘awarding contracts’ and ‘art grants’ to a few……it has to stop and now.

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I am not against these things…however,,,’,Head in the Sand ‘ comes to mind
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:45:28 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Add to it the New Library multimillion dollar building with a 2 Million dollar ‘roof’ that you can grow grass on……for ‘estetic’ reasons….We live in a Forest next to the water with many many creeks, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, mini lakes, ponds IN THE CITY LIMITS…we have ….’estetics already’

I put this on the blog to say that there are probably Federal ‘Green dollars’ in this..somewhere.

Even so, if not, I have not researched this…..IN THE BUSINESS CLIMATE IN BELLINGHAM….THIS IS STUPID IN ANY ONES BOOKS….

Foreclosures, huge empty stores in downtown district, no tenant in site….our waterfront is lovely thank you,…..the money is to ‘take over’ an unused recently closed industrial site in on area of docks….they want to change the street directions….just because…..is one plan….plus land acquistion…..this is going to make me really popular in town…but the

THE EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES….who is in charge…where is the brains?

We have homeless families, Babies not in shelters I have heard, suicide drup and alcohol issues, antiqludated social sytem filled with despotic drones.

The state takes them off the street in drug court, jail, etc and gives them…..tranqulizers, psyche drugs, a mandatory performance schedule and expects them to perform While dealing with recovery, homelessness, jobless, family problems, legal problems and now on STATE DRUGS.

The young people are by and large college and university students that for some reason money or problems had to drop out. No jobs in Bellingham for them, no where to go, suicide and accidental death from accidents and overdose….every month the ‘non public’ numbers from hearing about another one gone is so sad…

WE ARE ABOUT CHANGE,…..HOPE….AND IT STARTS WITH A ….PARADIGM SHIFT IN GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND PRIORITIES……

PEOPLE ARE DYING AND THE ECONOMY IS GOING TO CAUSE MORE…

ANYONE IS 90 DAYS FROM BEING HOMELESS….

STOP THE INSANITY OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING,,,,PARTIES,….JUNKETS…..STUDIES….

WALK OUT AND LOOK OUT THE WINDOW…..

HOW MANY HOMES FOR SALE IN THIS COUNTY……

NO JOBS STRUCTURE FOR THE MASSES….

BRING IN A JOB OR CORPORATION TO BELLINGHAM, WE HAVE A LOT OF GREAT HARD WORKING PEOPLE HERE.

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Millions Spent, Travel, Meetings, Studies for years just to ‘consider’ this fiasco no one is even talking about
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:26:36 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Waterfront Redevelopment
Public open houses scheduled for Nov. 13 and Nov. 17 offer public opportunities to review the City’s Waterfront Connections Plan (3,000K PDF) alongside Port of Bellingham proposals. City officials invite Bellingham residents to weigh in on options that will shape the look and feel of our downtown and waterfront for generations to come.

Bellingham Mayor Pike presented his Waterfront Connections Plan to the Bellingham City Council and community on Sept. 29, and with it invited the public’s feedback. Members of City advisory committees weighed in during meetings in October, and members of the public are invited to learn more and share their opinions:

Mayor’s video invitation to Nov 13 & 17 meetings (WMV)
Waterfront Discussions
November 13 and 17
Depot Market Square
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to review displays, meetings begin at 7 p.m.

People who are unable to attend are encouraged to participate by reviewing materials and providing comments to the Mayor’s Office.

Pike says connections are the key to a successful waterfront redevelopment, and the Waterfront Connections Plan highlights connections that he wants to make sure are included in final plans for Bellingham’s waterfront.

This fall, Port and City officials are bringing to the public the results of extensive work during the past year, including reports detailing environmental impacts of waterfront redevelopment and options that will contribute to a final master plan.

City and Port officials are in agreement about most items, such as balancing economic, environmental and social values, developing at least 33 acres of public parks and trails, adopting mixed-use zoning, and creating opportunities to host higher education institutions and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Pike said City and Port officials are still negotiating options for street alignment, connections to downtown, preserving historic buildings, and city infrastructure costs and timing. The Waterfront Connections Plan lays out ideas for these areas and more, he said.

“The City is committed to these key values: making sound financial decisions, using the triple bottom line, creating a unique neighborhood, and honoring the needs of our community,” Pike said. “The new waterfront neighborhood will belong to all of us and must represent all our best ideas. I hope you will join us in this essential step by participating in this public process.”

Updates will continue to be posted on the City’s website. Regular waterfront redevelopment updates also are provided during Bellingham City Council meetings.

For more information, contact the City’s Waterfront Office

Related Materials
Waterfront Connection Plan (PDF)
Port of Bellingham Proposal for Waterfront District
Comparison of City and Port plans – Oct 28, 2008 (PDF)
The “Blethen/Christensen Waterfront Plan”
Waterfront Vision and Framework Plan (PDF)
Waterfront District Planning
Dan Burden Presentation: Creating People-Friendly Communities (WMV)
Video of Waterfront Connections Presentation to Bellingham City Council – Sep 29, 2008 (WMV)
Waterfront Vision Video – Sep 2008 (WMV)
Video of Waterfront Redevelopment Discussion Session – Nov. 17, 2008 (WMV)
Video of Waterfront Redevelopment Discussion Session – Nov. 13, 2008 (WMV)
Video of Waterfront Redevelopment Discussion Sessions – Oct 29, 2008 (WMV)
Video of Waterfront Redevelopment Discussion Sessions – Oct 28, 2008 (WMV)
Updated: Nov 17, 2008

Importance of Waterfront
Street Grid Direction
An area of considerable discussion is how streets in our new waterfront neighborhood will connect to Bellingham’s downtown.

The location of the streets – together with parks and trails – will form the very fabric of this new neighborhood. Street locations will determine building locations: where buildings can and cannot be built, where historical structures must be torn down or where they might be redeveloped.

Street locations also will establish essential connections between downtown and the waterfront, and determine how and whether Bellingham Bay and the islands can be seen from the rest of downtown. The streets help determine how the neighborhood looks and feels.

The Port’s proposal, which has been extensively studied, includes a street grid that turns at an angle from the existing downtown street grid. Port and City officials have agreed to further study how the waterfront might be developed using a traditional street grid.

Mayor Dan Pike wants to make sure that both street patterns are equally and fully examined, so that our community can weigh the pros and cons of each and make wise, informed decisions about our new neighborhood.

The Waterfront Connections Plan (PDF) provides an opportunity to study the pros and cons of both street grid option so the best choice for Bellingham can be made.
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Budget Cuts, City Law Enforcement, school arts and music, no cafeteria at Parkview
Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 6:23:32 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
But we will have a ‘Plaza’..WA it over 6.2 Billion in debt…..

Project Description

The Bay and Holly Street intersection, referred to the “gateway” to the Arts District, will be reconstructed to include a plaza, seating, lighting, landscaping and artwork. Along with the streetscape improvements, the water line on Bay Street will be replaced.

Bay and Holly Intersection Improvements

and

Water Main Replacement

Project Bid No: 91B-2008

Project Schedule

Awarded : 8/11/2008

Construction Duration: 65 working days

Contract Amount $777,399.79

Project Engineer

Ravyn Whitewolf, P.E.

Phone: (360) 778-7900

Email: rwhitewolf@cob.org

Contractor

Tiger Construction

Project Number: ES-0373 & EW-0142

City of Bellingham

Current Construction Project

For more information about this project, visit the following websites:

http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pcd/major-projects.aspx

http://www.cob.org/government/departments/pw/projects/index-current.aspx

If you would like construction updates emailed to you, contact rwhitewolf@cob.org
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Too Happy to Care About It….Barack Obama is 44th President Elect….nothing else matters
Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 10:52:28 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Too Happy to Care About It….Barack Obama is 44th President Elect….nothing else matters.

Good Morning Media,….about time for you guys to show up….sucking up stuff to make notes for your shows tomorrow….yeah we are all still here…a few folks went back to their real lives…

Too Happy to Care About what Thug in What state is grabbing bucks for what….its that states problem…..

The ‘wing nuts’ are going to try to grab everything they can to throw at Obama to see if they can make it stick….it comes with the territory and it will go on everyday for his entire term…..

They have had to make up stuff when the news was scarce and the Hal Lindsey….lathering up ‘wing nuts’ like old race horses with his ….this is the end and this is the endgate guy….stuff….all bent on ‘fleecing the flock’….those stupid enough not to do any better.

Hal Lindsey did scare me Sunday nite….we don’t need anyone making statements like he did. His web site went down….don’t know if it is up yet….or what…..too Happy to care….so there….

The Bill O’Really …what’s his name….putz….I flipped on for a second last night during a commercial to see what he was up to but not long enough for him to get a rating ……and could not believe my eyes….

Bill O’Really had a photo up of the Pastor….again with him….too happy to care…Obama won….and he is going to do his job….the mess will go on with the ‘wing nuts’…..

life will go on….we will all be happy…..things will get better or not….the Middle East will not have Peace until the day after Doomsday….our troops will come home…..we will party….pass the plate….pick up the pieces…..picnic…and play…V.

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What the Heck? This is the Obama Blog not a JUNK MAIL FOLDER
Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 10:27:37 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Space Alien?

Foreign Lottery Salesman?

Don’t matter, who that guy is….I get ‘rib crunching’ laughter out of it. I was off site reading and catching up on JFK Fan and other favorites blog posts….on late this evening….and come back and …..actually read through that long post ….couldn’t breathe….laughing so hard…..

Absolutely, convinced that he is of

India decent, ancient citizen reincarnated old hookah junkie, that spent his idle moments reading old New Yorker Magazines……abducted, puked out of the spacecraft for being so bazaar they were driven mad trying to study him….and he landed on his head falling back to earth ….he found an old lap top …..now we have him….or something like that….V.
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We are not alone in our quest…..look for your little hint in your life that it is there with you….
Tuesday, December 09, 2008, 9:54:46 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Mine came in an extraodinary way today…..I got called into the office early most days last week, had duties this weekend….busy and called in Monday….early in today and worried that time was running out and money short for my grandchildren’s gifts to get mailed….I was in the office and another agent brought in a whole collection of Christmas Bears….beautiful things that had been a once a year collector’s purchase for a long time.

I had small gifts purchased over the year as I saw things that reminded me of each of them.

I needed something that said Christmas present to put in the box to get mailed to other states and towns to them.

I did not have to go out to stores, I was doing my part for the office, and the spirit of life breathed into my circumstance…..bears. Pretty White, first class Christmas Bears……

Look for your little hint that we are not in this alone……I think it will start to happen more and more….all things for a reason….This is going to be a wonderful thing to watch as it all plays out….V.
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VOB……thanks everyone again however……
Monday, December 08, 2008, 11:25:57 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Do you think anyone can read …..61 pages of a blog…..I just looked at mine…I could not believe it….and I have other sites as well…

.Facebook I just started a few weeks ago….almost 200 added…multiple causes….dumped all of the cutesy applications…don’t need them….I have to much to write about…..takes too much time to open all of those pages….wasted time…Glad to be here…..it is going to make the winter not so bleak…V.
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HAL LINDSEY REPORT ,,,,web site is down….for the count..maybe
Monday, December 08, 2008, 10:13:33 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Site says …temporarily off line….some reference to the webmaster…either it is down to be modified or we CRASHED IT…..looking for the trash he has been putting out about Obama….and it is trash…read my blog to get the rest of the story….do not want to bore others with a repeat now…..V.Comments
We have our OWN Parade…..Thanks everyone, V.
Monday, December 08, 2008, 9:37:20 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
http://www.obamablogger.org/Comments
To JFK Fan v.o.b. and friends
Monday, December 08, 2008, 7:14:30 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Thank you for your humor and pictures. I get off track on a tangent now and then.

I want to offer this joke for an apology.

A bar owner answers a late night phone call hours after he has closed up.

“Hello, this is Murphy”

The voice answers, “Misser Murrphy, could you come down and open up?’

Murphy answers, ” No, we do not open until morning”

The voice answers, “Misser Murrphy, I don’t want to get in, I want to get out.”

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Hal Lindsey…don’t be deceived….he is no scholar….
Monday, December 08, 2008, 4:35:51 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
this is so bad…I can’t imagine the network, cable, or whatever keeps him on does let him continue….I watched it years ago when by and large it was a history and bible lesson…I am appalled that it is given air time….He is closer to bringing in the evil one than anyone on the public stage.

If he really studies the bible or even read the Left Behind Series….the antichrist is AFTER the wars and famines and doomsday and is the deceiver of the ‘undecided’ in the truly last days on earth….V.
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Homeland Security and…..Hal Lindsey….hiring a killer
Monday, December 08, 2008, 3:22:23 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Your On….I did not want to put it into print on my pages….here goes…did you Google …Hal Lindsey Obama?…did you view his Sunday ‘Missal’?…He is making the case Obama IS the anti-christ…the most feared globally acepted man of evil in all traditions through out mankind….would that make Obama a ‘target’?….a president elect no less?….is that in your spirit of fairness and free speech?….me thinks not…..me thinks it is criminal…like the free oral expiration of hiring a killer verbally, ….whether he does the deed or not…it is a prison offense….V.Comments
Home Land Security,…Hal Lindsey…and 1st Amendment
Monday, December 08, 2008, 3:09:08 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Maybe you don’t know enough ‘wing nuts’. Most of my formerly long time friends are lathered up like old race horses over the Obama campaign…I have not spoken to any of them sense the election…I know what they were sending me before and how a seemingly ‘credible cleric’ like this nationally known and followed person would put a foundation on all that idiocy….it is not first amendment…it is like ‘FIRE’ in a movie theater….V.Comments
Homeland Security and…..Hal Lindsey
Monday, December 08, 2008, 2:48:28 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Homeland Security should be all over this,… he is inciting riot and pleading his case for followers….omg…literally….what is the difference between this religious ‘wing nut’ and the muslim extremist…clerics just doing their job being a ‘mouth piece’ for unrest, terror, and dogma.Comments
Plastic Palin Antenna
Monday, December 08, 2008, 2:24:26 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
That Plastic Hair ‘Claw’…as I am told by younger women…what it is….she accepted the VP of the United States of America with that in her hair behind the podium.

The minute she did not ‘make it’ and flew back to ‘I’ll Ask Huh’ it was back…that means if they ‘heaven forbid’ would have pulled that fiasco off…would have returned to that immediately,…can we say ‘state dinners’.

I think she uses it for alien and big brother transmissions…reverse of the tin foil hat…she can’t seem to be ‘on’ without it.

That may be her answer…

The Plastic Claw transmitter.
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Hal Lindsey…..a terrorist? National Security Where are you?
Monday, December 08, 2008, 2:05:26 PM | Verna ….v.o.b.
Is Hal Lindsey a terrorist?

1. Using Religious dogma against a President Elect

2. Inciting Religious dogma publicly to gain momentum and support for flawed ideas

3. Goooogle…..Hal Lindsey…..Hal Lindsey Obama will come up before any of his good stuff does

4…You have to do this….it slipped in under the radar….it is bad…..it has to be stopped….

5. National Security should be all over this and if not WHY NOT?
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Maybe you don’t know enough ‘wing nuts’.   Most of my formerly long time friends are lathered up like old race horses over the Obama campaign…I have not spoken to any of them sense the election…I know what they were sending me before and how a seemingly ‘credible cleric’ like this nationally known and followed person would put a foundation on all that idiocy….it is not first amendment…it is like ‘FIRE’ in a movie theater….V.
Homeland Security should be all over this,… he is inciting riot and pleading his case for followers….omg…literally….what is the difference between this religious ‘wing nut’ and the muslim extremist…clerics just doing their job being a ‘mouth piece’ for unrest, terror, and dogma.
 

That Plastic Hair ‘Claw’…as I am told by younger women…what it is….she accepted the VP of the United States of America with that in her hair behind the podium. 

The minute she did not ‘make it’ and flew back to ‘I’ll Ask Huh’ it was back…that means if they ‘heaven forbid’ would have pulled that fiasco off…would have returned to that immediately,…can we say ‘state dinners’.

I think she uses it for alien and big brother transmissions…reverse of the tin foil hat…she can’t seem to be ‘on’ without it. 

That may be her answer…

The Plastic Claw transmitter.

Is Hal Lindsey a terrorist?

1.  Using Religious dogma against a President Elect

2.  Inciting Religious dogma publicly to gain momentum and support for flawed ideas

3.  Goooogle…..Hal Lindsey…..Hal Lindsey Obama will come up before any of his good stuff does

4…You have to do this….it slipped in under the radar….it is bad…..it has to be stopped….

5.  National Security should be all over this and if not WHY NOT?

All of those air head religious, right ….’wing nuts’…..soaking this stuff up..;.as if they needed more ….’fuel’….they had to be lathered up like old race horses for this one…..

Was he deliberately doing this for ratings and/or money?

Hal Lindsey has always been a pretty striaght shooter and no nonsense.   Is he off the charts for good or what?

Flaborgasted at his remarks….he sounded and looked serious….he is going to have the ‘wing nuts’ rioting in the streets.

REPOST FROM LATE LAST NIGHT:

Haven’t tuned in for a while, jumped over during a movie commercial to see what the topic was….could not believe my ears…..and this is a spiritual person saying this…..could he be charged for creating havoc or riot or treason or something…I am serious…

Segment started with how ADOLF HITLER came to power….similarities ‘supposedly’ in the economic and social values of today…that point made…TRIED to make similarities with Obama…..straight forward outlined the thing and finished with untruths about Obama’s record and being unknown….we have had Senators and Governors run for office that were not nationally known.  

I mean, you need to go to Hal Lindsey web site and download this mess,….I am serious….this type of stuff it off the charts….I did not write it as bad as it was….

Is that the deal now?  Bush was called a Nazi by the Bush haters and Now Hitler references and then Obama as President Elect is similar because he was not nationally known before his bid for office…come on….first one side and then another calling the party in power similar to Nazi and Hitler…..

Who is going to take responsibility for the class warfare and hatred after it goes too far?

The Hannity ‘unhinged’ hour, and the Hal Lindsey ‘devil is coming’ segments,….I mean, these are normally rational people in their own enviornment.  I mean they aren’t mental, are functional, have families and employment, can meet schedules and process thought….how do they get so off the charts and stay on the air….and keep face….do they listen to it…?

I am serious, I am worried about the mess we are headed for and after it gets there,…there is no pulling back….this could get ugly….the right ‘wing nuts’ already are waterlogged and can’t hear or see anything but the mantra…..V.

All of those air head religious, right ….’wing nuts’…..soaking this stuff up..;.as if they needed more ….’fuel’….they had to be lathered up like old race horses for this one…..

Was he deliberately doing this for ratings and/or money?

Hal Lindsey has always been a pretty striaght shooter and no nonsense.   Is he off the charts for good or what?

Flaborgasted at his remarks….he sounded and looked serious….he is going to have the ‘wing nuts’ rioting in the streets.

Haven’t tuned in for a while, jumped over during a movie commercial to see what the topic was….could not believe my ears…..and this is a spiritual person saying this…..could he be charged for creating havoc or riot or treason or something…I am serious…

Segment started with how ADOLF HITLER came to power….similarities ‘supposedly’ in the economic and social values of today…that point made…TRIED to make similarities with Obama…..straight forward outlined the thing and finished with untruths about Obama’s record and being unknown….we have had Senators and Governors run for office that were not nationally known.  

I mean, you need to go to Hal Lindsey web site and download this mess,….I am serious….this type of stuff it off the charts….I did not write it as bad as it was….

Is that the deal now?  Bush was called a Nazi by the Bush haters and Now Hitler references and then Obama as President Elect is similar because he was not nationally known before his bid for office…come on….first one side and then another calling the party in power similar to Nazi and Hitler…..

Fun Christmas idea that goes along with Hope and Change that everyone can do

Take copy paper or construction paper.   Cut the pages in half.

Have everyone write wishes for themselves, the family, the nation, Obama, and fold them in half again and half again.  So that you have a half sheet folded over two times.

Take a hole punch or use a sharp pen or pencil, punch a hole in the corner.  Put in a ribbon and tie a knot to hold it closed.

Tie it to the Christmas tree, or plaace it on a Holiday table, or mantle. 

Open them all together, after the Holiday meal, New Years, or save uintil next year to see if they came true….

I am going to the office for a luncheon and tree trim.  We are realtors and maybe they want to put wishes for our office, that is doing ok inspite of the market.  Our group is making it. 

Oh, yeah, today is my Birthday, Tree trimming is my very most favorite activity on my Birthday.

Happy Whatever It Is You Celebrate…..we are all in this together..,…..V.

Life is on the other line…..V.
 
That is just a warm up….the Trolls have not yet awakened and are still in a groggy hangover….but the sun willl get lower in the sky and they will get high and it is all on again…..Blast ’em with Troll removal on the web site ….please….lots of good folks are leaving. 

I like that my Obama site is linked to my Facebook.  I can write here and link it to my page….I do not have to cut and paste.  That’s great….

I have a lot of business pages, social pages, and sites, I would like to link on ONE and add the others as additional pages.  Facebook does that somewhat, I have other things linked…but it confuses up the pass words and I have to go digging….what the ‘bleep’ did I write that one on…everything is enlarging at such a rate it is hard to manage….I spend more and more time grabbing areas to wrtie on and add to,…and i can add a lot of data in a day…..than I spend writing and it takes up my thinking time too…..

I would rather think about how to make things better and share it than think about all the stuff to make things work on a page or web link….the Obama web site is the pinnicle that the others should aspire too.

 

I love my Facebook space…I have a lot going on in it….but I just DUMPED all of the ‘cutsey’ applications ….hatchlings, fish, ornaments, trees, save the rain forest cutsey stuff….yuk…everytime someone sends you that stuff…and you click on it …it dumps you out of your page and what you were working on and opens a NEW browser EVERYTIME THAT IS CHANGES from a single click….just to clean up the daily ‘invites’ opens 7 to 10 browser windows in just a minute or two…does not take into but a few of the ‘requests’  …..again….yuk…..and it is not adult to have that on their…

It is supposed to drive people to your site….that is for LAME – O’S that do not have content to keep open a site on its own merit…..i have a link to Twitter….it just loaded the pass code for my Linkedin,….which does not work…

I refuse to dig for another passcode…I should just call a HELP LINE in a foreign country and ask….’yeah, you probably have all my passcodes, what is my code for Twitter?’   YA THINK?   …..V. 

Just heard the great news about doing an event 2nd week in Dec,…home parties for Change….that is good but just heard about it today….we need to hear Obama more often…we miss him….he is doing his job….but we are lonely out here for that voice and face….V.

Barack Obama Springfield Ill 02/10/07,…hear the voice, hear the people, hear the Joy, see the smiles in 12 degree Farenheit weather…..Standing in Sunshine in the Capitol of Ill where Abraham Lincoln announced his bid for the White House.

Hear the Joy one more time……turn it up….V.

 

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid416542522/bctid504627913

Victory gardens

Ration ourselves to what we absolutely need

Share

Prayer, what ever truth leads you

Zero waste

Save if you have it

Pare down expenses

Do your own hair

Wash your own car

Make fewer trips, even when gas has gone down

Take in an extra person that needs help, to help you out

A senior, sibling, teen, instead of day care

Double up the kids and rent a room out to someone that can’t pay housing alone

Hire folks to do yard work, and small jobs.  A neighbor teen might need money for school.

Hire a kid to walk your dog, take out the trash, for lunch money.

We are all in this together and YES WE CAN, like Rosie the Riveter with her sleeves rolled up.

Take a sack of groceries to a family.  Knock on the door and hand it to them,

Car Venders?….sneak into town….DC?

Did they use company cars and have a lot of drones riding in other cars to mask their arrival?

Wonder what it was like for them to ride in traffic in one of their vehicles?

Wonder what it would be like if they were in traffic worried about making a car payment and insurance bill that was at home on the desk that they had to choose to make or buy groceries for a house full of school children…or make a mortgage payment? 

How do you make the choice?…car payment for work and family transportation or house payment…try that stress and be on the freeway to a job that the boss is taking notes to let the next person go and you hope it is not you….and add….extended warranty and car scheduled repairs….

Upset kids and a worried spouse, aged parent or two, a sibling head of household that just lost a job and the utility bills with winter coming on…..and the price of groceries…..

I am not going through this but I am a Realtor and a member of my towns everyday folk in the business district.   We have people walking around asking for jobs to do anything that had a good office job in the last 60 days……

Go to a little coffee spot and listen to the talk…..maybe 30 days in downtown in a small town would help them come to grips with…

We need a vehicle that is

A.  worth the price, we would pay to cover union jobs, it the car would last.

B.  not tied to the ‘company store’ for repair and maintence, good marketing tool for the stockholders but you have sucked the life out of the working folks.

C.  Even if you sell them for a big price, we would pay it if it would last 10 years like the old ones did.  If we had something when it was paid for, at least for a little while.

D.  The finance terms were not blood sucking stupid.

E.  Their was life changing insurance and forgiveness for unexpected problems.

F.  A little grace time for real folks, and forgiveness for real problems to get started again.

IS THAT TOO REAL FOR YOU, MAYBE YOU NEED SOME MORE TIME ON MAIN STREET….V.

C.

By Verna ….v.o.b. – Dec 2nd, 2008 at 10:33 am EST

Host some events….we all need a pick me up….the joy of the movement is still here….we have the HOPE and have made a CHANGE….now the media is bringing us down….I found commercial funding….the media is digging a canyon in a road rut.

Let’s get together and express the joy hope and change that is being made….assess the need for more…..V.

By Verna ….v.o.b. – Dec 2nd, 2008 at 10:12 am EST

5:20 …let the cat out, radio has local news on had $200 Million expected expenditure by WA for ‘aerating an estuary’ and ‘land purchases’ sensitive enviornmental areas.  

The governor said in the debates that WA budget is sound, then it came out 3 BILLION deficit right after the election, then 5 BILLION and now estimated $6.2 BILLION deficit in just 30 days.

The 50 year old elementary school we had the caucus in does not have a cafeteria and the local law enforcement will have to lay off….but the fish will breathe.

We will have a new over $200 Million  library with a ‘Green Roof’ that itself will cost $2 MILLION just to grow grass up on top of a library in an area that it rains 9 months out of the year.  It is said to have an added ‘estetic green’ space added to the library to have this roof.   HELLO….WE LIVE IN A FOREST….AND HAVE LAKES, RIVERS, AND WATERFALLS RIGHT HERE IN TOWN….

6:10  Newspaper and Political discussions…..

6:30  Opening Bell on Wall Street

6:55 reading the blog, and Shiva posted a nice calming picture and I reset my head.  I left a comment thanking her for it….at 8:30 I will be at my desk and think of it instead of all of the above.

Object of this post….we all need each other…..V.

WHAT IS UP WITH YOU PEOPLE?

What is this stuff?   Where is JKF Fan with the mounty picture, ‘Mother of God’?

30-mile pile a symbol of FEMA delays
A 30-mile scar of debris along the Texas coast stands as a festering testament to what state and local officials say is FEMA’s sluggish response to the 2008 hurricane season.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28003364/from/ET/

 

Like the economy, government and the rest are the last to admit it….sad, too little, too late,

What is in place to get the truth out, like here in WA, the governor said in the campaign the economy is sound….then 3 Billion, then 5 Billion, then it is estimated that we in WA are 6.2 Billion in the red..

How does it get that way in less than 30 days, from the Gov of the State, from those in charge in every level of the government….who is standing watch?

Is it incompetence, no vision, no accountability, fraud, untruth to out right lying to the public?

How did we get here, what will turn it around?

How many millions of dollars are wasted on our Port Project….traveling to see other ports

multiple plans….and no end in site while a huge portion of our port city lies dormant.

Strange they had a televised meeting from a general purpose glass and steel structure that can open walls for a Farmers Market in the summer, close down tight for meetings in weather, lots of parking and virtually maintenance free.  The public owns it and the rent for use goes to us.

Why not do that at the water front?  No individual owners, an open floor plan that will change over time for multiple uses….not become dated because it is glass and steel.

But they did not ask me, besides I offered this for free and there is not a hip pocket deal for them in that….I thought of it while I watched them argue the point sitting in the structure.  

And who they would get to invest in it….that would create single owners and tie up the site and limit its use to one user….follow me on this….it would be constant use for the time for the utility, then someone else would use it and fund the city and county and the port……mmmmm….V.

We got together so much for the campaign….what’s going on in your area…someone would like to make plans for their area.

We followed the leader in here for events…let’s get some going….we need to get jazzed….

speaking of Jazz…..I just bought a Gregg Vail CD smooth jazz….gooogle  or facebook…V.

Here with the bloggers and now it is time for me to go to the office, pay online for my Commericial Brokers Update Class that we will car pool 60 miles for Wednesday,and answer why my open house yesterday did not sell…..

Did my open house yesterday…no takers…gorgeous home.  Home Theater, at least $200,000 under market at $499.950.  Such good shape it looks like the builder just stepped out of it.  Built in 2005,  a green belt behind, drops off to a creek below.  3 floors, 4 bedrooms, 3 .5 baths, 3200 sq ft.  3 vehicle garage, drive will hold at least 4 large vehicles.  It actually has 5 bedrooms, the front office that is large has a large closet. 

And with that my good friends I will leave you until later…..play nice…V.

 Dear JFK fan,,,,,that post last night is still getting to me

The ‘Mother of God’ post still has me in stitches just the mental picture of that mounty.

Dear Barack,

     We love you Sweetie Pie…..you are doing a great job.  We trust you to do what you think is best.  We are all there for you…..V…..V.O.B.

Stephanie Miller Radio on Air America this morning,  George Bush has been drinkiing since 9/11 and may account for the lost 5 days after the event.

He was reported to have drank his way after Katrina, and according to Laura Bush has a problem with ‘flatuence’.  Has been ‘gassing’ privately on purpose to be irritating and now does so in public at random……click on www.stephaniemiller.com and hear this mornings show about an hour into it. 

I should have listened to the entire show.  It sure explains a lot of things.

I know most of you think, so what?  A recovering Alcoholic should NEVER EVER consume ANY AMOUNT of alcohol.  It is estimated that 10% of the population has either a biological or genetic predisposition to alcoholism….the body does not process alcohol like the rest of the population and the brain has a chemical the rest of the population does not have.

It is the reverse of diabetes.   Diabetics have a low insulin output and should not consume sugar, and Alcoholic overproduces insulin and it is like gasoline on a flame.  The body goes on afterburner and overproduces more insulin…the pancrease and liver wear out and an alcoholic can become diabetic and not produce insulin because the over time the comsumption has burned out the organs.

If the medical industry would really put out the REAL news about alcohol it would be considered a REAL disease that it is like diabetes and would be accepted socially as such.  No hocus pocus and you would not offer a diabetic chocolate cake and it would be as easily accepted when an alcoholic, just said no.

I think they should name the condition, because the word alcoholic has degrading conotations, I think it should be named for the condition itself like diabetes is no longer ‘sugar sickness’.

Joe Scarborough made an awful, deliberate, calculated, comment just after the Obama line up presentation….it switched to the desk and he said a cold measured remark about the racial makeup of the line up and repeated remarks about the ‘two white males’….all before I could get the remote in hand…..ugh….backward….uncalled for….may never view MSNBC again when he is on the desk….I mean it…..it was that bad…..V.   V.O.B.

That stuff that people were tired of when the campaign was still on…..he was about to blow a fuse the other day…..no new stuff,…just OLD hate…..

got some new stuff for you……We trust Obama to do everything he feels like he needs to do.

Quit your B>>>>ching……I am done listening to the TV and radio until they get the idea….we really like this man Obama and we are not going to listen to your stuff until you get it…

Even CNN gets some veiled stuff in just feeling out a thing or two  to see if it has legs because they are missing us that were tuned in before…..

There is lots of news in America….America is a beautiful …interesting place.

What are the people doing to make a change for themselves?

I tell you this in all seriousness….if you do not stop the DEPRESSED talk you will talk us into a DEPRESSION…..

Roosevelt said,” you have nothing to fear but fear itself” 

you the media had better have a paradigm shift in your attitude…or you will sink the ship. 

Good Night and Good Luck

I did not like it when Keith Olberman was off his show for a few days….it stank….I know he deserves time off for the work he does…but it is not the same…..we are spoiled brats….I hope FOX does not get too lonely ….I watched them exclusively for YEARS…..then I could not believe my ears…what they were saying….then I found Obama on TV and then the web site….OH YEAH….It is about this time of  night on the west coast that I say …..

GOOD MORNING TO THE MEDIA ON THE EAST COAST SCAMMING THE BLOG FOR NOTES FOR TOMORROW…..WANT TO KNOW WHATS UP WITH US….

WE WON…..WE WON….WE WON……AND….FOX NEWS AND HANNITY TV AND RADIO ARE OFF THE CHARTS CRAZY…..

Make a written transcript of his radio program and read what he is saying…..it is evident that the folks at FOX don’t listen to it…maybe thay will read it and understand why the airwaves are in a vacumn.,……mmmmmm?

I can type now….got crosseyed trying to read some of the posts, I thought it was me….until I read JFK fan….V.  V.O.B….that’s hard to write…..is your keyboard different than mine….who came up with this anyway?
Just checking in tonight….can’t get a grip on what that guy with a funny name is writing but laughed myself silly reading JFK Fan’s take on it…in his words laughed so hard nearly wet my pants….that picture of the mounty with the pith hat was in my mind when I was trying to read what the gyy wrote….nearly woke up the rest of the house…..the cat is asleep on me and he did not like his sleep disturbed….V.   V.O.B. 
By Verna ….v.o.b. – Nov 29th, 2008 at 12:28 pm EST

I know,..the moment that they pick their dog,…that breed will be worth a lot of money….and will nearly be extinct from the open market like the little blond chihuahua for Taco Bell……all the breeders want their dogs chosen…..and many want to know the breed to be the first to grab up the supply of that breed….

I hope they get a dog and don’t tell anyone what kind it is…..and oh yeah….the mutt thing….

Well there are not any mutt people….each person is wonderfully made for their purpose for this world….would Obama be better if his lineage was anything but what it is…..perfection.

Back to dogs…..all dogs are cross breeds to develop the type..

You should be full of Gratitude if your life is so wonderful and all you have to write about is the next First Dog…. .V…V.O.B.

Think outside the box….a square box called a house…this is a thought provoking as it is beautifull…a  site as well for being green…..

http://weburbanist.com

Loose nut behind the keyboard……what do you have to offer in the way of positive ideas for the nation,….that you and others can fix?

Call to prayer or whatever truth leads you….we have a fight on our hands….we need some of the spiritual actions we took during the campaign….we got what we wanted and let down our guard….we have to keep it up…..Vera…where are you…some more you folks get in on this….the snarling repubs, the angst in the ranks over Obama’s actions….you name it…..

Like I said of the VP pick….when the blog was giving all the advice we could stomach to read….I said, ‘Let Obama pick the VP he wants to work with shoulder to shoulder every day…he has a big job to take on….we have trusted him with it….we must trust him to pick his people….amen…V.

Is it time for a National HOMESTEAD ACT?

1.  The home can not be used for collateral for any debt surety.

2.  The home stands alone for mortgage funds, no combined debt into funding.

3.  The home is exempt in bankruptcy proceedings.

4.  The home must go through a one year default phase before foreclosure to offset loss of job other major life changing events, like death of the breadwinner, allowing for time to sell and restructure the debt.

5.  The home is not a blank check for credit card companies to suck the money out of equity, nor a basis for auto dealers to tap the life blood of American families.

6.  The National American Homestead would be the ENTIRE value of the home.  Some states have a homestead act that covers only a small portion of the home.  This allows it to be taken and sold under value and a small portion of the funds given to the owner to move on….even these funds are not exempt from further attachment after it becomes funds owned by the original owner.

7   The National American Homestead  would set apart the American Home as the nest from which the American Spirit rises each day to go to school and work and is the backbone of stability in America.

8.  The National American Homestead would be anywhere the home is owned and is the primary residence of the entire family.  The family could be one person, or all that are listed as the primary residents of the home.

9.  The National American Homestead would allow all that are listed as residents, including children  and seniors the right to the value and peaceful pursuit of happiness in the dwelling.  No more are children the disenfranchised non-owners of a family failure or divorce. 

10.  The National American Homestead would again be the sanctuary it is intended

on demand hydrogen is a simple cheap fuel additive.  The idiocy of hydrogen tanks on cars is dangerous, and ties the car to ‘refuel’ at gas stations…on demand hydrogen is a small electric pulse in a pint of water under the hood.  No hydrogen tank….about a 45% increase in fuel savings.

How much money, federal funds have been wasted by the Auto Industry by using these funds for RESEARCH for hybrid, electric, hydrogen tank, propane tanks, and bio fuels that they know are dangerous and will never be used.

A motor will generate enough electric power to refuel its own battery cells…

The real fix is the on demand hydrogen. 

We lose out on every front with lack of knowledge.

Is it time for a National HOMESTEAD ACT?

1.  The home can not be used for collateral for any debt surety.

2.  The home stands alone for mortgage funds, no combined debt into funding.

3.  The home is exempt in bankruptcy proceedings.

4.  The home must go through a one year default phase before foreclosure to offset loss of job other major life changing events, like death of the breadwinner, allowing for time to sell and restructure the debt.

5.  The home is not a blank check for credit card companies to suck the money out of equity, nor a basis for auto dealers to tap the life blood of American families.

6.  The National American Homestead would be the ENTIRE value of the home.  Some states have a homestead act that covers only a small portion of the home.  This allows it to be taken and sold under value and a small portion of the funds given to the owner to move on….even these funds are not exempt from further attachment after it becomes funds owned by the original owner.

7   The National American Homestead  would set apart the American Home as the nest from which the American Spirit rises each day to go to school and work and is the backbone of stability in America.

8.  The National American Homestead would be anywhere the home is owned and is the primary residence of the entire family.  The family could be one person, or all that are listed as the primary residents of the home.

9.  The National American Homestead would allow all that are listed as residents, including children  and seniors the right to the value and peaceful pursuit of happiness in the dwelling.  No more are children the disenfranchised non-owners of a family failure or divorce. 

10.  The National American Homestead would again be the sanctuary it is intended to be.

Is it time for a National HOMESTEAD ACT?

1.  The home can not be used for collateral for any debt surety.

2.  The home stands alone for mortgage funds, no combined debt into funding.

3.  The home is exempt in bankruptcy proceedings.

4.  The home must go through a one year default phase before foreclosure to offset loss of job other major life changing events, like death of the breadwinner, allowing for time to sell and restructure the debt.

5.  The home is not a blank check for credit card companies to suck the money out of equity, nor a basis for auto dealers to tap the life blood of American families.

6.  The National American Homestead would be the ENTIRE value of the home.  Some states have a homestead act that covers only a small portion of the home.  This allows it to be taken and sold under value and a small portion of the funds given to the owner to move on….even these funds are not exempt from further attachment after it becomes funds owned by the original owner.

7   The National American Homestead  would set apart the American Home as the nest from which the American Spirit rises each day to go to school and work and is the backbone of stability in America.

8.  The National American Homestead would be anywhere the home is owned and is the primary residence of the entire family.  The family could be one person, or all that are listed as the primary residents of the home.

9.  The National American Homestead would allow all that are listed as residents, including children  and seniors the right to the value and peaceful pursuit of happiness in the dwelling.  No more are children the disenfranchised non-owners of a family failure or divorce. 

10.  The National American Homestead would again be the sanctuary it is intended to be.

Is it time for a National HOMESTEAD ACT?

1.  The home can not be used for collateral for any debt surety.

2.  The home stands alone for mortgage funds, no combined debt into funding.

3.  The home is exempt in bankruptcy proceedings.

4.  The home must go through a one year default phase before foreclosure to offset loss of job other major life changing events, like death of the breadwinner, allowing for time to sell and restructure the debt.

5.  The home is not a blank check for credit card companies to suck the money out of equity, nor a basis for auto dealers to tap the life blood of American families.

6.  The National American Homestead would be the ENTIRE value of the home.  Some states have a homestead act that covers only a small portion of the home.  This allows it to be taken and sold under value and a small portion of the funds given to the owner to move on….even these funds are not exempt from further attachment after it becomes funds owned by the original owner.

7   The National American Homestead  would set apart the American Home as the nest from which the American Spirit rises each day to go to school and work and is the backbone of stability in America.

8.  The National American Homestead would be anywhere the home is owned and is the primary residence of the entire family.  The family could be one person, or all that are listed as the primary residents of the home.

9.  The National American Homestead would allow all that are listed as residents, including children  and seniors the right to the value and peaceful pursuit of happiness in the dwelling.  No more are children the disenfranchised non-owners of a family failure or divorce. 

10.  The National American Homestead would again be the sanctuary it is intended to be.

Why the silence?  Where is the broadcast?  We get silent visual blips on the other news channel but not any of the testimony?……..What is there to hide?…..V.

Thank you for all the good words….I had to leave my office and drive home and got lots of comments I could not answer until now….yes I have friends here….ans yes maybe some of the long time friends I did grow up and away from in more than one way…..I can’t thank you enough all of you for being here…

here is the post I made:

have more to fear from my life long friends than Obama supporters I meet for the first time.

I really think that they would not offer me a cold drink of water in the Texas Heat if I were there. 

I think they believe I will go to hell for my political choice and them to if they are anyway even cordial to me….talk about being decieved…I wish they could hear themselves…V

Call to prayer…or what ever truth leads you for our President Elect and new administration

Call to prayer or whatever truth leads you….we have a fight on our hands….we need some of the spiritual actions we took during the campaign….we got what we wanted and let down our guard….we have to keep it up…..Vera…where are you…some more you folks get in on this….the snarling repubs, the angst in the ranks over Obama’s actions….you name it…..

Like I said of the VP pick….when the blog was giving all the advice we could stomach to read….I said, ‘Let Obama pick the VP he wants to work with shoulder to shoulder every day…he has a big job to take on….we have trusted him with it….we must trust him to pick his people….amen…V.

I have more to fear from my life long friends than Obama supporters I meet for the first time.

I really think that they would not offer me a cold drink of water in the Texas Heat if I were there. 

I think they believe I will go to hell for my political choice and them to if they are anyway even cordial to me….talk about being decieved…I wish they could hear themselves…V

 I am back on after a long day….I did not want to leave the discussion this morning about the CSPAN congressional hearing…..I am with you W.C. on your post…

I am an ‘Obamaican’…I had not read the posts before I put that one up just after yours…I have never seen such hatred and possible ‘terrorist’ in formally rational people in my life…it is frightening….V.

What is it?  Why do my repub friends who I love and respect believe this stuff?  I mean, you guys are not stupid?….I have never seen such hatred from normal folk in my life….I just do not understand.
 
The antichrist is not going to come until after the 4 horsemen and the rapture to deceive the undecided and new converts after the Holy Spirit is removed from the earth.
 
You need to read the entire series of LeHaye’s Left Behind series….
 
But the question for now….why do you hate so much?

I have heard that Bill Clinton and George Bush Senior were co-CEO’s of this corporation…..

There is a lot of Iraq oil money, and war dollars not accounted for……

The design for the Dubai City Tower is for 400 habitable stories topped by a 400 meter energy producing spire. The overall height of the project is 2,400 meters.

Read more at http://www.dubai-architecture.info/ »

This has been a great portion of the blog…how I wish I could just stay on…or bookmark the pages to get back to this section this afternoon….gee I hate to miss out on this discussion….V.

I read back a few pages on the blog and am, as many times, amazed how I had a thought and came on and it joined the feelings of the posts above it.  We have really put it in plain terms that the air heads in charge of the financial markets should get it….we are not taking it anymore.

She said, “you have abandoned the mortgage bail out…..and [paraphrased] how she had faith in him and stood up for him with her caucuses and told them that he Bernanke, was able to take care of it. 

On Demand Hydrogen…fuel…cheap…easy to put on all vehicles now.

on demand hydrogen is a simple cheap fuel additive.  The idiocy of hydrogen tanks on cars is dangerous, and ties the car to ‘refuel’ at gas stations…on demand hydrogen is a small electric pulse in a pint of water under the hood.  No hydrogen tank….about a 45% increase in fuel savings.

How much money, federal funds have been wasted by the Auto Industry by using these funds for RESEARCH for hybrid, electric, hydrogen tank, propane tanks, and bio fuels that they know are dangerous and will never be used.

A motor will generate enough electric power to refuel its own battery cells…

The real fix is the on demand hydrogen. 

We lose out on every front with lack of knowledge.

 

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4 Responses to “Verna…v.o.b. As Verna Sees It…Election Night until Inaugural of Barack Obama”

  1. Alvaro Says:

    Hey – whats up. Thanks for the info. I’ve been digging around for info, but i think i’m getting lost!. Yahoo lead me here – good for you i guess! Keep up the great information. I will be coming back over here in a few days to see if there is any more info.

  2. Talk Tuskegee Says:

    Hi Verna, I’ve trying to find some of the original VOB bloggers.

  3. Talk Tuskegee Says:

    Hi Verna. I’ve been searching high and low for the original VOB on the Obama site.

    Talkeasy

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