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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nothings impossible I have found
For when my chin is on the ground
I pick myself up, dust myself off, start all over again.

Don't lose your confidence if you slip
Be grateful for a pleasant trip
And pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tracks Of My Tears, Linda Ronstadt

Friday, November 02, 2012

The Official Kellie Endorsements for Election 2012!

For President: Gary Johnson, Libertarian.
OK, I know that he's not going to win. But the former two-term Republican Governor of New Mexico, excluded from this year's earlier GOP debates (and the national debates, despite achieving ballot access in enough states to, theoretically, receive the needed 270 Electoral College votes) had a very limited-government record as Governor, and espouses limited-government/small "l" libertarian ideas on a variety of issues to warrant serious consideration from those to whom limiting the size, scope, and intrusiveness of government, especially federal government, in areas domestic and foreign, is a virtue. Realistically, I realize that President Obama is going to easily carry Massachusetts and receive it's EC votes, hence I'll be voting my preference, my conscience, in this race. Of the two major-party candidates, and while I'm hardly enthusiastic for him, I would prefer to see Mitt Romney elected. On more issues I believe that he is more reasonable or, at the very least, less-committed to growing government. And most fundamentally, in my opinion President Obama's record has not warranted, and he does not deserve, another term in office.

For US Senate: Scott Brown, Republican.
Scott Brown has had a very bi-partisan record during his two years as our Senator. He has proven time and again that he is willing to reach across the aisle and work with Democratic Senators as well as more-conservative Republican colleagues to do what he perceives as being in the best interests of Bay Staters and Americans broadly. He has received the endorsements of several high-profile Democrats in Massachusetts. He is measured and reasonable. His opponent in this race is a Democrat of the Far Left in terms of philosophical leanings yet her record (she was- is? may be?- an attorney, she may possess a valid license to practice; she is currently a highly-paid law professor at Harvard, one of the 1% of whom she has railed against as an "intellectual founder" of last year's Occupy movement, she has claimed to be for the working man and woman but has taken cases for insurance companies against the very workers she now claims to be in solidarity with) has often been one at odds with her rhetoric. (I'll leave her American Indian heritage claims aside.) She has shown no willingness to work with members of both parties if she goes to Washington; she has received little- any?- support from any Republicans, anywhere. The choice here is easy- Scott Brown. (Sorry Babbs! :)

For US Congress: Karla Romero, independent.
Again, a long-shot. But she does seem to have a grasp of what is needed to stimulate the private sector, to empower individuals rather than government, to be a fresh voice willing to think outside of the box and not simply support the tired, statist, hyper-partisan bromides that the incumbent has, for too long.

A couple of other local Congress critters deserving of election/re-election:
Richard Tisei, Republican- 6th District.
Stephen Lynch, Democrat- 8th District.

Question 1, Massachusetts "Right to Repair" Initiative: yes.
Question 2, Massachusetts "Death with Dignity" Initiative: yes.
Question 3, Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Initiative: yes.

Happy voting!

(Off-topic, but I received very good news on my recent CT scan; no spread, no new growths, existing tumors had decreased dramatically in size. My oncologist was even slightly surprised at the response, better than even she had anticipated. Ten feet tall and bulletproof!)