Navarrette: Attempts to destroy Obama backfire


Ever since Barack Obama began to pierce the inevitability that we were told surrounded the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton, I’ve wondered how the Clintonistas would react. Now we know: not well…. Last week, Billy Shaheen, Clinton’s co-chairman in New Hampshire, resigned from the campaign after floating the rumor that Obama, in his youth, may have been not just a drug user but a drug dealer.

Isn’t that special.

Here’s my problem. I really want to be able to vote for a democrat candidate for President this go around. The problem is that I can’t vote for HIllary. I really, really want the chance to vote for Barak Obama. The question is whether or not I’ll get the chance, or if he’ll get destroyed by the Clinton machine. It looks like the Clinton tactics are back-firing. One can only hope.

Utopias auction benefits Leary Firefighters

From Beer Therapy:

Jim Koch (right) of Boston Beer and actor Denis Leary have put together a charity auction at eBay with a 2007 bottle of Samuel Adams Utopias at the center.
Koch has autographed the bottle designed to look like a brewing kettle and Leary a “Rescue Me” coffee table book. The package also include a custom made […]

The current bid is up to $810. Remember, it’s for charity!

The greatest of these is Charity

Charity work spurs on Woods. Tiger Woods hopes he will be best remembered for his contribution to society rather than for his golfing success.

Woods, 31, has won virtually every major honour in the sport, but wants to leave a legacy that is not just about his achievements on the fairway.

As far as my tombstone is concerned, hopefully it will read more of what I am trying to do for kids. That would be so much more ultimate than winning any golf tournament. he said.

I seriously doubt that he’ll achieve this wish, that is, being remembered more for charity than his golf. But, if that turns out to be impossible, at least reaching for it will enable him to help a whole lot of people.

Driving in New England

So, I’m driving to work this morning. It’s early. It’s dark. There’s ice on the road, but not much traffic. I’m on a state highway coming into the center of a town. As I approach an intersection (that I don’t have a stop sign for), there’s a woman waiting to turn left. As I pass her by, she gives me the middle finger for not stopping to let her turn. And so begings my morning rant.

When did drivers in New England decide that because they want the right of way, they should have the right of way, and if someone doesn’t yield they’re some sort of jerk?

Let’s remember something: while driving, the right of way is something that you either have or you don’t. It’s not something that you TAKE. If you already have it, you can choose to give up, but you are under no obligation to do so, and not doing so doesn’t make it ok to treat you as some sort of vermin.

If you’re in that much of a hurry that you need to break the rules of the road, or that you expect others to treat you as some some sort of royalty and clear a path for you so you can get to where you’re going, leave a few minutes earlier and give the rest of us a break. You are not that important. Neither am I. This is the stuff out of which road rage is hatched, nurtured and eventually released in obscene gestures, or worse.

While I’m at it, let’s talk about turning left while at a light. You don’t have the right of way here either. When the light turns green, it’s not your turn. The people going straight in the other direction have the right of way. I don’t care how much of a hurry you’re in, or if you’re worried that you might not get to turn left… please go re-read the driver’s handbook!

One more thing… if you’re in a left turn lane, and there’s more than one left turn lane, and you’re not in the one that’s furthest to the left, don’t make a U-turn. If I’m in that furthest to the left lane, I’ll probably run you off the road. See…. my blood is boiling just thinking about it, and road rage could follow.

If we all were just a little bit more considerate and obeyed the rules of the road, the world would be a better place.

Can’t we all just get along? [[:-)]]