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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

IT IS ALMOST OVER!!!! (Well, for a couple of years anyway)

I will be glad when today is over with. I am tired of all this PBS. No, that isn’t a Public TV station. It is Political Back Stabbing or more to the point, Political BS. Don’t get me wrong, I know we have to know about whom we are voting for, but I do wish that those who are running for an office would spend more time concentrating on the issues and giving us answers instead of telling us that their opponent stole a candy bar from the corner drug store when he was 5 years old or got caught playing Dr with the girl down the street.

And the Proposals!!! Can anyone honestly tell me that they have a clear cut answer on ALL of them??? I don’t like to feel so stupid but when it comes to a couple of the Michigan proposals, I feel like a raving idiot! I don’t like to be a “fence rider”, but there is only about 3 of those proposals that I KNOW for sure how I’m going to vote.

Well, after tonight, time will tell how we all did with our vote…then we can start counting the days till the BIG election of 2008. And as we’ve all been told, if ya didn’t vote, don’t complain about the way things are. But what about those of us who DID vote and still complain...

Way back in the 70’s, there was a man who was Governor of California and decided to make a run for President. I totally supported this man. Even then I didn’t think he stood a chance of becoming President because he was a far cry from what we’d gotten use to seeing as a Presidential Candidate. That man was Jerry Brown. He carried an old beat up briefcase, didn’t need limos or extra attention. In fact when he became Governor of California, he had revolutionary ideas about state spending and refused to live in the huge new governor's mansion - renting a modest apartment instead, and nixing the governor's limousine in favor of a state-issued Plymouth. Brown was a leader in energy efficiency, sponsored and signed the first labor laws in the U.S. to protect farm workers, and began the California Conservation Corps. His appointments emphasized minorities and women, echoing the social awareness of his era.

He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nominations for president in 1976, 1980, and 1992 (against President Bush), and was the Democratic nominee for the US Senate in 1982. Brown is the Democratic nominee for California Attorney General in the November 2006 general election. Ya gotta give him credit for trying!

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