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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 - 4:27 a.m.

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My Ideal Presidential Candidate... Does Not Exist!!

Ack! computer crash. Well, we will peppily redo this entry. Yup.

Thanks to Alternamommy, I was happy to read this entry by John Powers... just a wee bit of Bush slagging... go for it! And thanks to John Powers, I have gone to and checked out the 2004 American Presidential Candidate Selector... here we go!!

According to the
best matches my political views.

Who gets your vote?

Hehehehe! Well, I REDID the selector since I crashed the computer and I must've answered something differently... I got 9% match with Bush last time and this time I got 0%! hehe! Also I think the top candidate before was Kucinich and now it is Sharpton. I think I changed that the budget should be balanced, instead of social stuff at any cost. Does anyone know anything about these candidates? Not like, being a Canadian, I will vote anyways, but it is sort of interesting. Well here they are:

Your Results:

1. Your ideal theoretical candidate. (100%)
2. Socialist Candidate (83%)
3. Sharpton, Reverend Al - Democrat (75%)
4. Dean, Gov. Howard, VT - Democrat (70%)
5. Clark, Retired General Wesley K., AR - Democrat (69%)
6. Kucinich, Rep. Dennis, OH - Democrat (68%)
7. Moseley-Braun, Former Senator Carol, IL - Democrat (67%)
8. Green Party Candidate (61%)
9. Edwards, Senator John, NC - Democrat (58%)
10. Gephardt, Rep. Dick, MO - Democrat (57%
11. Kerry, Senator John, MA - Democrat (54%)
12. LaRouche, Lyndon H. Jr. - Democrat (39%)
13. Libertarian Candidate (37%)
14. Lieberman, Senator Joe, CT - Democrat (37%)
15. Hagelin, Dr. John - Natural Law (9%)
16. Phillips, Howard - Constitution (5%)
17. Bush, President George W. - Republican (0%)

Well, there ya go... I just read Sharpton's page, and other than he believes in Faith-based charity or somesuch (but not right-wing Christian charity), I would say I would probably not have a lot of arguments with the man. Who even knew before tonight that he even existed. Hell's Bells!! Thank god for Selectsmart! Go to it people!

Well, now I'm going to try to get some mail wrapped up for tomorrow. My friend Fuzzy's hat, which she forgot on a greyhound bus and was supposed to do something to get it back, ie I was holding it ransom for those tomatoes for the Great Guacamole... but hell, no tomatoes have been forthcoming in the past 4 months, and her hat is just taking up space. (she says she's broke. Goddamned tomatoes cost $1.19 for a can... jeesh!) So, off goes the hat back to Fuzzy. And anyone who wants to ship me some of them tomatoes, I will think of you every time I slurp away on great guacamole!! :)

Also my Mom's stockingstuffer package. I still feel like a dolt if I send nothing for my brother. I guess I'll get him a gift certificate downtown tomorrow. The guy really doesn't even MENTION if I send him presents. One year I handcopied all the family fave recipes he wanted, into a recipe book AND sent a double batch of our fave family Christmas cookies. I only know he got it cuz my dad said the cookies were good. Ack. Gratitude. Appreciation. Love of his big sis. Grrr. Little brothers!!!

I'm going to see if I can find some fun photo doubles to make a little album to give to Mom too. So gotta go. Ahhh... tomorrow I"ll write about the dream I had this afternoon... I shouldve gotten up when they brought my Dad's package, but no, I went back to bed and had lucid bizarre dreams featuring theft of large tropical houseplants. hehe. Bye for now and read my other two entries of today: The Guilt!, and Adult deluged by Paperwork. Tah!

oh! ps!! It was not a Christmas card from my aunt and uncle, but one of Those Letters... eeeeek! but it made me kind of homesick for Saskatchewan... and all those mentions of my cousins' kids going to school, and even being in university! eeeek! But ALSO!!!!! A registration form for a FAMILY REUNION next July! I hate to say how exciting this is to me!! Family! Family!! Over 100 people! I went to the last one 4 years ago... that's when I actually started talking to my Dad again, and he came to visit me here for the first time in 20 years that fall. I had such a great time.. I have about 12 female cousins within about 2 years older or younger than I, and it is a blast to hang out with them. Even the nasty ones have mellowed and are talk-to-able. And the family dance on Saturday night... it is so fun I cannot tell you... we do stupid stuff like the butterfly (does ANYONE know how that goes besides me?) and the polka. My uncles and cousins can polka you into the ground. Laughing til you drop and your feet fly through the air as they spin you around. So FUN!!

And I hate to say it, but with the gay themed comics I was my Dad's black sheep family pariah, but with the success in children's books I am the darling success. Last reunion my aunts spread all my books out and I got my picture taken with various cousin's kids, signing books for them, while Dad posed in the background. It is a very nice change from similar events when I was a kid, where we were terrified of our dad. Sigh. Well, that is the end of a super long ps. A nice one. July 2004 here I come! yay!!!!

Here is my horoscope for Tuesday, December 16:

Accept your situation at face value. Right now, this is as good as it gets. Your next real chance for improvement will come during the holidays. Do your best until then.

Don't know what is up with that... other than mounds of paperwork, I had a great day!

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