Jennifer Zelazny

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Politics Serenity Now!

Remember Your Manners and Keep it in Perspective

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For the past few weeks we receive anywhere from 2-4 calls a day from some politician or some group that supports some other politician with some “important” message. I have also been inundated with email full of “panic” and “need to act right now OR ELSE” messages against this candidate or that candidate. Read more

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Health Care Reform

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I was up late Sunday night watching the news coverage on this and I was happy I could witness this historical moment in our country’s history. Everyone has their own opinion on the bill that was passed and here is mine. I do not expect all to agree, but here is my take. As a small business owner I am delighted to hear that this is available. Trying to find affordable and quality health care for my business has been a nightmare – now there will be an option for people who would have been turned away due to pre-existing... Read More » Read more

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White House Blog

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I came across the new White House Blog today: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/. Although it is not WordPress 😉 – I will definitely follow this and see how they actually use it. If you have never been to the White House web site – it is definitely worth a visit. The site has all kinds of facts, videos, speeches, and of course – the blog. Read more

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The Vote: 2008

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I remember voting in 1996 – my first ever Presidential election. Back in those days I attended Young Republican meetings at Penn State and I voted for Bob Dole. The next two elections I voted for the democrats that ran and even attended my first rally (for Al Gore) in Daley Plaza with Ben and I have to say it was pretty awesome. I would have considered voting for McCain in 2000 – I thought he was a stronger candidate than Bush, but others disagreed with me. This election is huge. I was really hoping Hillary Clinton would be the... Read More » Read more

Games Serenity Now!

Overheard While Getting My Tire Fixed…

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Yesterday while I was at a certain repair shop (not the dealership) I overheard a conversation that blew me away. I was waiting to get my tire fixed (flat) and at the parts desk, I heard the following: Guy 1: “Did you watch the rebate last night?” Guy 2: “You mean the debate? I watched it and man John…(pausing because he cannot think of his last name)….” Guy 1: “McCain” Guy 2: Yes – man, I do not trust him…he lies so much. I think I even trust the other guy Osama more. At that point – I decided to... Read More » Read more

Politics TV

My New Favorite HBO Show: Real Time with Bill Maher

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I have been in a HBO slump for awhile now. The Wire and Sopranos are done. Curb Your Enthusiasm nor any other show I am really excited about is on…so I started to question why I was paying to get HBO. A few weeks ago I happened to catch Real Time with Bill Maher and really enjoyed it. I enjoy his humor, outlook on politics, and guests that really make for an interesting look at what is going on in politics today. I am sure Ken would pretty much hate him – but he does make an effort to bring... Read More » Read more

Life

Another Good First Tuesday in November.

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Even though I disapprove of our current administration, I still love being an American…and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, I love being an American even more. Voting is very important to me. Voting not only let’s me voice my opinion about the future direction of the government officially, it also gives me the right to then complain. Does one vote make a difference? Of course. Most of us have seen close elections in the decade and yesterday was no different (at least in IL). Not everyone I voted for won, but none the less, I... Read More » Read more

Politics Quotes

LBJ Quotes for the Weekend

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During college, I by chance, picked up a biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson and ended up reading in and many others in between games of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. By the end of the summer, I had a new and profound understanding of one of our greatest presidents of all time. After a hard week, I like to go back and find a quote or two to pick me up or remind me of someone who went through a lot more hard times than I hope to ever see. This week, these quotes seemed to work: Any jackass can kick... Read More » Read more

Life

A Proud Day

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It is once again the first Tuesday after the first Monday in Novemeber. I was proud to turn in my punched ballot this morning before I went to work, and I hope this election charges the country up for future elections because every vote does count. (but why are we still having problems counting these votes, especially after the Gore/Bush fiasco four years ago!!??) I think this year’s election is monumental in our country’s history. We are a nation that is falling apart: plagued my constant fear, tremendous debt, frivilous lawsuits, polarized politics, and lost hope. I hope the President... Read More » Read more

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Vote

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Perhaps people do not realize how important voting really is, perhaps people do not fully understand the President’s duties. Something to consider. Read more