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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

We're Getting Close

No matter where you live, the elections are getting closer everyday. It is a sad commentary that in our country many people think it is not important to get out and vote. I generally have a view that says if you don't vote, keep your opinions to your self.

I believe our country is better when we are part of the process and thereby part of the solution. None of us may like every decision our governmental leaders make, but at least we have a say in who is making those decisions. Folks in places like China, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, and Egypt have no real voice in choosing their leaders.

And so today, I would like to call your attention to three sites I check almost daily to keep up and stay informed as we draw near our individual election day. The first is Conservatism with Heart, from Dee Vantuyl. Dee is a conservative Christian mom from Missouri and part of the Republican Central Committee of her state. Which means she is pretty well connected. Since she is also from a battleground state, her take on Missouri politics is not to be missed. You can also catch her on Internet Radio.

Next up is Mike Miller. No, not my brother Mike that some of you know, but another Miller, from South Carolina. Mike's web site is called Mike's America. He is conservative, can't stand the liberal side of the equation, but is generally fair, albeit partisan. The best of his site is to be found in the comments. Mike is relentless in defending the GOP viewpoints, but will alway give you a chance to make your point. Unless of course you are just plain nuts, and then you get to become one of a growing number of Moonbats. So far, I have not made that list!

Finally, check out Truthdig. This is the online journal of former Los Angeles Times [back when it was a great newspaper] writer Bob Scheer. Scheer is a dyed in the wool liberal and will make some of you want to wring his neck, but I believe it is always best to look at an issue from all sides to understand it better. Scheer can also be heard on KCRW's political show Left, Right & Center.

So there you have it. Now it is up to you. Stay informed, and remember to vote. All of these links are also permantly posted on this blog so you can easily find them.

Comments on "We're Getting Close"

 

Blogger Mike's America said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Thanks for the link Dave.

Dave is also my father's name. Were you by chance in South Carolina in 1958?

And us Michael Millers are all genetic clones. Just wait until we take over. Don't worry, you're protected!

Here's a link to the Florida debate transcript:

http://www.cfr.org/publication/14580/republican_debate_transcript_florida.html

If people are interested in learning more about the issue position of the candidates it's often easier to do so from a transcript than view the more entertaining, but less informative, video.

88 days until the SC GOP Prez Primary!

 

Blogger Flag Gazer said ... (9:34 PM) : 

Thanks for the link, Dave...

My Grandfather used to say -
Voting is renewing your right to gripe! And, he would shush anyone who hadn't voted and wanted to gripe!

 

Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:16 AM) : 

Amen to that!

 

Blogger Dee said ... (3:27 PM) : 

Thanks Dave, you are quite a guy!!

I also could not agree more with this statement of yours:

"I generally have a view that says if you don't vote, keep your opinions to your self."

Some of the biggest whiners and complainers about our state of affairs are people that don't vote. My policy is if you don't vote you aren't allowed to whine.

 

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