Daily Archives: July 26, 2008

>McCain flip flobs on Iraqi Timetable for Withdrawl

>The NY Times is reporting today yet another flip flop by John McCain. His current change in thinking involves a timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

For months John McCain has strongly opposed setting a timetable for withdrawal and has criticized Barack Obama suggesting one. The debate has shifted however in recent days as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, moved closer to Obama’s position.
Click on the headline and read the story in the NY Times

Leave a comment

Filed under Barack Obama, Flip-Flop, Iraq, John McCain, NY Times

McCain flip flobs on Iraqi Timetable for Withdrawl

The NY Times is reporting today yet another flip flop by John McCain. His current change in thinking involves a timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq.

For months John McCain has strongly opposed setting a timetable for withdrawal and has criticized Barack Obama suggesting one. The debate has shifted however in recent days as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, moved closer to Obama’s position.
Click on the headline and read the story in the NY Times

Leave a comment

Filed under Barack Obama, Flip-Flop, Iraq, John McCain, NY Times

>Corporate sponsorships a source of revenue for school district

>I have to say that when I first heard of the idea by the Middletown Board of Education, to seek corporate sponsorships for the school system I was very sceptical. The idea of selling the naming rights to the cafeterias and hallway did not seem to me as such a good idea.

Our kids today are bombarded with to many advertisements that shape and manipulate their choices, from the clothes and shoes that they wear, to the snacks and drinks that they consume. At this stage of their lives (K-12 grade) kids are very susceptible to outside influences and parents today must watch closely to ensure that those influences do not become negative or in some way harm their child’s development.
So when I saw that article, buried several pages inside of the Independent this week that reported the BOE had entered into an agreement with Corporate Marketing Associates (CMA) to seek corporate sponsorships to the school system I had to read it.
 I am now happy to report that I am not as upset over it as I could have been. It seems as though sponsorships will more or less be limited to signs at the high school fields,  flags on Web sites, or pages in an ad journal and not the selling out of the Middletown schools themselves. 
Click on the headline to read the article in this weeks Independent

Leave a comment

Filed under Corporate Marketing Associates, corporate sponsorships, Midddletown Board of Education, the Independent

Corporate sponsorships a source of revenue for school district

I have to say that when I first heard of the idea by the Middletown Board of Education, to seek corporate sponsorships for the school system I was very sceptical. The idea of selling the naming rights to the cafeterias and hallway did not seem to me as such a good idea.

Our kids today are bombarded with to many advertisements that shape and manipulate their choices, from the clothes and shoes that they wear, to the snacks and drinks that they consume. At this stage of their lives (K-12 grade) kids are very susceptible to outside influences and parents today must watch closely to ensure that those influences do not become negative or in some way harm their child’s development.
So when I saw that article, buried several pages inside of the Independent this week that reported the BOE had entered into an agreement with Corporate Marketing Associates (CMA) to seek corporate sponsorships to the school system I had to read it.
 I am now happy to report that I am not as upset over it as I could have been. It seems as though sponsorships will more or less be limited to signs at the high school fields,  flags on Web sites, or pages in an ad journal and not the selling out of the Middletown schools themselves. 
Click on the headline to read the article in this weeks Independent

Leave a comment

Filed under Corporate Marketing Associates, corporate sponsorships, Midddletown Board of Education, the Independent

It was a great night at the Monmouth County Fair

It was a great night at the Monmouth County Fair, the atmosphere was electric and the weather was beautiful. If like me, you haven’t made it to the fair in awhile I recommend that you go and have a good time. The carnival rides, games and food seemed to be enjoyed by many of those that attended.  And how can you pass up a chance to watch the always exciting pig races!

I spent most of my time meeting and greeting people while helping out at the Monmouth County Democrat’s booth. I was very surprised at how enthusiastic the people were when they stopped by to talk to us. We had a constant and steady stream of visitors and must have register 30 or more new Democrat for the upcoming general election on November 4th. It was also stunning to see how many young people came up to us and wanted to help out.

Democratic Candidate for Freeholder, Glenn Mason of Hazlet, was there all night meeting and talking to interested passersby who all seemed to be genuinely interested in his candidacy.

Also stopping by the booth was Josh Zeitz, Democratic Candidate for the 4th Congressional district. Josh spent a few hours with us and was also greeted warmly by crowds.
I met Josh briefly a few months back at the Monmouth County Democratic mini-convention but never had the chance to talk with him. This time around I found him to be a very nice, down to earth person, who knew the important issues that effected his district. He also had many ideas about how he could bring about change in our nation. I wish him a lot of luck in his uphill battle to unseat incumbent Chris Smith in the 4th district.   

Leave a comment

Filed under Glenn Mason, Josh Zeitz, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County Fair

It was a great night at the Monmouth County Fair

It was a great night at the Monmouth County Fair, the atmosphere was electric and the weather was beautiful. If like me, you haven’t made it to the fair in awhile I recommend that you go and have a good time. The carnival rides, games and food seemed to be enjoyed by many of those that attended.  And how can you pass up a chance to watch the always exciting pig races!

I spent most of my time meeting and greeting people while helping out at the Monmouth County Democrat’s booth. I was very surprised at how enthusiastic the people were when they stopped by to talk to us. We had a constant and steady stream of visitors and must have register 30 or more new Democrat for the upcoming general election on November 4th. It was also stunning to see how many young people came up to us and wanted to help out.

Democratic Candidate for Freeholder, Glenn Mason of Hazlet, was there all night meeting and talking to interested passersby who all seemed to be genuinely interested in his candidacy.

Also stopping by the booth was Josh Zeitz, Democratic Candidate for the 4th Congressional district. Josh spent a few hours with us and was also greeted warmly by crowds.
I met Josh briefly a few months back at the Monmouth County Democratic mini-convention but never had the chance to talk with him. This time around I found him to be a very nice, down to earth person, who knew the important issues that effected his district. He also had many ideas about how he could bring about change in our nation. I wish him a lot of luck in his uphill battle to unseat incumbent Chris Smith in the 4th district.   

Leave a comment

Filed under Glenn Mason, Josh Zeitz, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County Fair

>GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

>To those of you who are interested in, or are worried about voter fraud and the use of Diebold voting machines, should read an article that was recently written by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane of Raw Story. They wrote an interesting piece last week about how a leading cyber-security expert and former adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he has fresh evidence regarding election fraud on Diebold electronic voting machines during the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Click on the headline to read all about it.

Leave a comment

Filed under Diebold Voting Machines, John McCain, Larisa Alexandrovna, Muriel Kane, Raw Story, Stephen Spoonamore, Voter Fraud

GOP cyber-security expert suggests Diebold tampered with 2002 election

To those of you who are interested in, or are worried about voter fraud and the use of Diebold voting machines, should read an article that was recently written by Larisa Alexandrovna and Muriel Kane of Raw Story. They wrote an interesting piece last week about how a leading cyber-security expert and former adviser to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he has fresh evidence regarding election fraud on Diebold electronic voting machines during the 2002 Georgia gubernatorial and senatorial elections.

Click on the headline to read all about it.

Leave a comment

Filed under Diebold Voting Machines, John McCain, Larisa Alexandrovna, Muriel Kane, Raw Story, Stephen Spoonamore, Voter Fraud