Barack Obama

August 29, 2008 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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This morning, I was listening to a local rap station talking about Barack Obama. A listener called in, and expressed her distaste of Obama’s speech last night. Apparently, yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the “I Have a Dream” speech given by Dr. Martin Luther King. 

Obama never once mentioned Dr. King in his speech, except to reference him as a “preacher from Georgia.” The African-American community is not too happy about this, and Obama  has alienated many black voters because of it. I agree with them. It is a disservice, on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s monumental speech, to not give credit where credit is due.

If it weren’t for pioneers like Dr. King, Obama would have never had the opportunity today to even be considered for such a prestigious political office. In an attempt, to not offend potential white voters, Obama has managed to alienate his strongest supporters. 

I understand that you don’t want to be voted in based on color, race, or religion, but don’t be ashamed of one of your greatest historical fathers. I believe that this is just another example, of how Obama will throw off any foundational personal belief or ideal, in an effort to win votes. Obama is nothing more than a political spin machine

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Christmas!

August 19, 2008 at 9:23 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I don’t know why…but lately I have been really in the Christmas spirit. I don’t know what’s come over me. It’s August and all I want to listen to is “Silent Night” and “It’s the Most Wønderful Time of the Year.” I think it’s just because I love the month of December in general. It’s the month of Mike and I’s anniversary, Christmas, and best of all…bowl season! 

I’ve decided that I really want to see some snow this Christmas season. I’m going somewhere cold this year for sure. 

The Polls Are Out!

August 17, 2008 at 1:32 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Florida has been ranked number 5 in the first official NCAA polls for the upcoming college football season! Very exciting! The SEC is being well represented in the polls with Georgia being ranked number one. Mike and I are going to the Florida/Georgia game this year for my birthday. It should be a nail-biter of a game. Hopefully, the outcome will be better than last year.

In Urban’s autobiography..he makes mention of the rivalry with Georgia. Urban also mentioned how disrespected he felt when Mark Richt instructed his team to run out on the field after their first touchdown. I’m sure that Urban will be firing up the boys for this game more than any other, especially after the slap in the face they were handed last year. 

Go Gators!

U-S-A! U-S-A!

August 11, 2008 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

I don’t know about you, but I love the Olympics. Mike and I differ on this point. He doesn’t really care about watching swimming and gymnastics,  but will occasionally turn it on to see Lebron do his thing against China. However, I cannot get enough Olympics. I especially love to watch all of the swimming. Michael Phelps is awesome! 

The Olympics makes me feel so patriotic. I want the U.S. to dominate in everything. I often get choked up when I watch one of the Americans receive a gold medal in the medal ceremonies. 

Last night’s men’s 400 meter relay race was incredible. After a slow start, the Americans pulled off a gold medal by 8/10th’s of a second. This was after France was picked as a favorite, and also after they had talked a ton of smack to the American team. It made me wanna stand up and sing “I’m proud to be an American” at the top of my lungs!!

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Why I Love the SEC!

August 7, 2008 at 2:19 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

This weekend, I had the opportunity to go to Tampa to be a part of the regional Southern Area Conference for Youth for Christ. Besides our commonality in Christ, there was another kind of anticipation in the air…SEC football. This weekend I met Georgia fans, Tennessee fans, Gator fans, etc. We were all talking about how excited we were for football season to start. 

I met one girl in particular that was from Knoxville, Tennessee..but graduated from the University of Alabama. She discussed the mixed emotions that she felt being a Vols fan and a Bama fan, but more than that we were talking about SEC tradition. At SEC games, you stand for the duration of the game. One guy at the conference, who was a USC (Trojan) fan said that never happens at their games. SEC fans are passionate, and are usually standing and screaming for three hours straight.

Another SEC tradition that’s been going on for awhile at Georgia, but has started at other schools is dressing up for games. It’s kind of neat to me when SEC girls dress up in their school colored sundresses, and the guys wear their dress up pants.

Florida also has a tradition of wearing jean shorts at Georgia games for this very reason. The Georgia girls seem to go a little over the top at Florida/Georgia games, and look like they’re dressed for the prom. When I mentioned this to my new friend, she said that Tennessee has a similar tradition. They wear orange overalls to every Bama game.

Another reason why I love the SEC, is because I feel like the south owns their teams more than anywhere in the U.S. When I lived in Alabama, it wasn’t what you were doing on Saturday…it was where you were watching the game. The South loves football, and it’s definitely evidenced by the overwhelming fan support that you see in the SEC. 

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