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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

 
Sorry for the lack of updates. Unlike 4 years ago, this time I'm ecstatic about the state of our country. A person of color has risen to the highest office in the land, something unprecedented in our history.



Hopefully, our country can move beyond it's differences and try to make things better.

posted by Bob R. 9:52 AM


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

 
Here's the text of Barack Obama's new ad:

In the past few weeks, Wall Street’s been rocked as banks closed and markets tumbled. But for many of you – the people I’ve met in town halls, backyards and diners across America – our troubled economy isn’t news. 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Paychecks are flat and home values are falling. It’s hard to pay for gas and groceries and if you put it on a credit card they’ve probably raised your rates. You’re paying more than ever for health insurance that covers less and less.

This isn’t just a string of bad luck. The truth is that while you’ve been living up to your responsibilities Washington has not. That’s why we need change. Real change. This is no ordinary time and it shouldn’t be an ordinary election. But much of this campaign has been consumed by petty attacks and distractions that have nothing to do with you or how we get America back on track.

Here’s what I believe we need to do. Reform our tax system to give a $1,000 tax break to the middle class instead of showering more on oil companies and corporations that outsource our jobs. End the ‘anything goes’ culture on Wall Street with real regulation that protects your investments and pensions. Fast track a plan for energy ‘made-in-America’ that will free us from our dependence on mid-east oil in 10 years and put millions of Americans to work. Crack down on lobbyists – once and for all — so their back-room deal-making no longer drowns out the voices of the middle class and undermines our common interests as Americans.

And yes, bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours. Doing these things won’t be easy. But we’re Americans. We’ve met tough challenges before. And we can again. I’m Barack Obama. I hope you’ll read my economic plan. I approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won’t solve the problems we face today. But a new spirit of unity and shared responsibility will.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONM7148cTyc

posted by Bob R. 2:31 PM


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

 
One of the lies being spread about Obama is that he will raise your taxes. To see for real, check this out:

http://alchemytoday.com/obamataxcut/

posted by Bob R. 10:43 AM


Sunday, June 29, 2008

 


Bink had to be put to rest yesterday. Bink was an extraordinary dog, living far longer than anyone thought he ever would. He was probably 11 years old. We found him in our front yard in 1997, and discovered that he was blind and afflicted by some nervous system quirks that made him shake occasionally and gave him quite a personality. He was obstinate, perceptive, sensing, and quite loving. We would take him to the dog park and he would immediately find the biggest dog (how did he know?) and pick a fight with it. But he loved to curl up on the couch or bed with you and once he stopped spinning around he would finally settle down and sleep.



Bink soon after we got him.



Going to the park as a little wipper snapper.



With his "sister" Chelsea a few years ago.

Sleep well, Bink.

1997 - 2008

posted by Bob R. 8:36 PM


Sunday, May 04, 2008

 

The Eucalyptus Teapot

posted by Bob R. 1:42 PM


Monday, December 17, 2007

 
We got a new roof! Bob is happy. Family is happy. No more leaks, and no more asbestos, at least on the roof. Our roofers rocked, and it looks great. Check it out!

New Roof!

posted by Bob R. 11:28 PM


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

 
Aloha.

Humuhumunukunukuapua‘a.

Mahalo.

posted by Bob R. 7:37 AM


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