Racial attitudes have not improved in the four years since the United States elected its first black president, an Associated Press poll finds, as a slight majority of Americans now express prejudice toward blacks whether they recognize those feelings or not.
Today’s edition was late because I had to go to Santa Cruz this morning to take care of the “business.” Mea culpa.
Home sales are up. That’s certainly good news. Do you know the most expensive home for sale in the country right now? The White House.- Jay Leno
- Iraq bombings, house raids leave 40 dead
- Iranian Military Drill Near Iraqi Border
- UN Envoy Says Syria Situation Worsening
- Iran has pictures of restricted Israeli areas: Iran MP
- Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off Canadian coast
- Powerful storm kills at least 30 in Philippines, Vietnam
- Hurricane Sandy puts 50M people at risk
- Tone turns ominous at The Weather Channel
The Great Unthanked: The US Coast Guard
A helicopter rescue operation was under way Monday for 17 people who abandoned the HMS Bounty as the ship was sinking off the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Today Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama for president. This news surprised many elderly Americans who thought they were the same person.- Craig Ferguson
- Why won’t Romney go on any late night shows?
- Romney urges Ohio supporters to persuade Democrats
- Romney cancels N.H. rally amid concern over Sandy
- Dick Cheney back in Dallas with a new heart
Sarah Palin’s Lame Stream Media Endorses Romney
Poynter has a rundown of presidential endorsements from the largest swing state newspapers and finds that Mitt Romney leads President Obama 11 to eight.
The debates are over. All that’s left right now is to set up and rig the voting machines. – David Letterman
GOP Look To
Steal Gain Governorships.
Republicans are in position to extend their recent gains among governors as they compete for seats they haven’t won in a quarter-century.
- Obama balancing storm response with campaigning
- Obama cancels Florida event, to return to Washington to monitor storm
- Madonna’s mention of Obama in get-out-the-vote message at New Orleans concert triggers booing
- As election nears, cries of voter intimidation
President Obama flew to a rally in Las Vegas last night. However, he did not visit any of the casinos. You know why? When you’re $16 trillion in debt, they don’t let you in. – Jay Leno
- Oil falls below $109 as hurricane shuts refineries
- Hurricane to close Wall Street on Monday, possibly Tuesday
- AMR, Delta, United, US Airways Cancel 9000 Flights
- Euro Falls on Uncertainty Over Greece, Spain
- Nokia to Sell Phone Through Verizon to Step Up US Push
- Russian ship with 700 tons of gold ore missing
“I’m excited to get a chance to interview the first lady and excited about partying with her Secret Service agents after the show.” –Jimmy Kimmel
Is Your Name Sandy?
Is the National Hurricane Center secretly a puppet of the Obama administration?
People named Sandy are considerably more likely to have donated to President Obama than to Mitt Romney or another Republican primary candidate this year, according to a recent Yahoo News analysis of FEC records.
You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can’t Make It Drink
Saturday morning was the best time I have had in years.
I went horseback riding on the beach. And I’m going again next Saturday. Yee Haw.
I did pretty well considering I haven’t ridden in a couple of decades.
My guide was George, my lawyer’s nephew. George is a delightful gentleman who speaks English quite well.
Our ride began in Playa Brasilito, which is a lagoon like area surrounded by mountains. The Pacific was mild and the water was cool as we rode through channels that cut through the coastline. We rode in water up to our knees. I had so much fun with that beautiful auburn horse in the water. George turned to me and said, “Don’t worry, the horses can swim.” I said, “Good, cause I’m not going anywhere.”
We followed the beach till we reached the mountains where I took some photos. My camera was inconveniently malfunctioning but I finally got it to work on the ride back where I took a short bumpy video. (I tried to upload it to youtube but half of it was covered with strange green pixel thingys.) George led me by rope to the mountains but on the way back he told me to ride on my own. Which I did…I even got the horse to trot, which delighted George. Next week I’ll be barrel racing. Yeah, right.
On our way back , George’s horse repeatedly reared back because there was a big piggy snorting and squealing. We had to navigate around it and all I could think of was the game, Angry Birds. I wanted to explode that pig!
Playa Conchal is the next ride. It is loaded with shells so I will have double fun.
When I returned home a Brahma cow went galloping down the road, and in a flash, a cowboy charged the cow and reared the horse high until the cow reversed course. It was better than any big screen cowboy movie I’ve seen. I was about 15 feet away. Oh, I wish I had that on video but since I live on a fabulous cattle ranch I am sure those kinds of scenarios are common. Damn, I wish I got that shot, it would have been a great Time to Deflate photo.
The ride lifted my spirits even though it busted my ass.
I think I’ll bring a cowboy hat next time and definitely, a pillow.
Signing off from All Hat and Plenty of Cattle.
My camera malfunctioned.
Here’s George, my guide and now, friend.
A view from the north side of Playa Brasilito, looking to the west out on the Pacific. The next land mass is the Philippines.
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- Guards at Tomb of the Unknowns to remain during storm
- New Jersey weather service goes all Jersey in its warning
- Levi Johnston marries Sunny Oglesby
- Ronald McDonald violates restraining order after entering McDonald’s restaurant
Time To Deflate Photo
Beauty and the Beast
I pray for everyone’s safety. Photo of Hurricane Sandy 10/28/12/NASA