Thursday, August 19, 2004

thursday blues

This morning, when I got up at 4:30 a.m., the humidex was 27 degrees. The air was thick and still and eerie. I was amazed that it hadn't rained overnight. Given the weather that's been happening down south over the last week or so, it was pretty amazing that it hadn't rained yet. About mid-morning, while I was sitting in a meeting, the rain finally came. We also had some thunder too, it was pretty cool actually. Where I was sitting, we could see the storm moving out over the lake. Fortunately, the air has cleared out and it's actually not bad outside right now. The only down part of it is that it's not sunny. It's grey and kind of blah.

Things at work have been going well this week. It's been busy but I'm getting the hang of it. The events I talked about last week are happening and we haven't had any reports of anything too bad happening (actually, nothing bad at all come to think of it) so that's good. It's just hard to believe that there is still another day of work left this week. I really hoped when I woke up this morning that it would be Friday, sadly, I was a little disappointed.

One thing that made me smile today: Hearing John Kerry finally stand up to those horrible television ads that have been airing, spreading lies about his war service. I know that many folks were wanting him to say something before now but I think the waiting was smart. It's pretty pathetic how many of the GOP ads are negative but I guess when you can't stand on your record and prove that you actually did good things for your country, you have to do the only thing you can. Sad huh?? In case you missed it, here is his response:

"Thirty years ago, official Navy reports documented my service in Vietnam and awarded me the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts. Thirty years ago, this was the plain truth. It still is. And I still carry the shrapnel in my leg from a wound in Vietnam ... Of course, the President keeps telling people he would never question my service to our country. Instead, he watches as a Republican-funded attack group does just that. Well, if he wants to have a debate about our service in Vietnam, here is my answer: 'Bring it on.'

"I'm not going to let anyone question my commitment to defending America-then, now, or ever. And I'm not going to let anyone attack the sacrifice and courage of the men who saw battle with me. And let me make this commitment today: their lies about my record will not stop me from fighting for jobs, health care, and our security - the issues that really matter to the American people.
" – John Kerry, August 19, 2004

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