Monday, November 2

Meme Monday and the election blues!

I will be so glad when this election is over! For months now, we've been bombarded with Corzine vs. Christie ads. For those don't know, Jon Corzine's our current governor and Chris Christie is one of his challengers.

Jon Corzine has been, in my not so humble opinion, one of the worst governors it's been my displeasure to have to deal with. Since taking office, he's not only broken all his significant campaign promises (lowering taxes, ending corruption, bringing more jobs to NJ) he's also an arrogant jerk. He won't answer questions, he won't debate and he hasn't said word one about how he plans to address his shortcomings. He just assumes that he's going to sail in easily for his second term...and with the unions and "The Blob" (the corrupt politicians in Trenton) and diehard Democrats supporting him, it may just happen.

President Obama was here campaigning for this man yesterday and TB and I felt betrayed. I mean, I realize the president has to support Corzine because they're both Democrats but to speak so glowingly of the guy? Ugh!

We've lost our property tax rebate--all middle class home owners lost it and it hurts. We're not wealthy--why does the middle class always have to take such a hit? Property taxes have gone up so much and jobs have dried up as employers leave NJ for better locations in the south. I've read a lot about New Jerseyans moving out of state to less expensive places. Shoot, we'd move to Delaware if we could!

Corzine does nothing but sling mud in his capaign against Christie. First he started out with personal attacks, even ridiculing Christie's weight. Christie took the high road and didn't respond back. When the Christie ads did began running, the focus was on changes he could bring that would help us. Corzine's ads have become more strident and designed to inflame and scare the voters.

Enough already! I plan on voting against anyone who's in office--Corzine and whoever my district representative is. They haven't done diddly-squat! I sure will be happy when the polls close tomorrow night!

Most of the U.S. observed Daylight Savings Time yesterday. Is it easy or difficult for you to switch your body clock? Do you suffer from jet lag when traveling?
It's easier for my to go to standard time (fall back) that it is to go to daylight savings (spring forward). I think my biological clock is more in tune with standard time. Daylight savings time is something that was forced on us. :P

If you had to pick one place in your town to bring a tourist, where would you go? Around here? In town? There really isn't anywhere in this town. We could go places locally, like to the state forest or to Whitesbog Village or to the beach.

When you travel away from home, do you miss it?
Not especially.

Random 10

Ten songs on my playlist from this weekend:

1. Monster Mash
2. Time Warp
3. Thriller
4. It's Magic
5. Witchy Woman
6. Werewolves of London
7. Bad Moon Rising (it was in the movie American Werewolf in London)
8. Bad Moon Rising (see above)
9. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
10. Tubular Bells

Monday Movie Meme

Share on your blog mafia movies that left their mark with you and link back here at The Bumbles.

Since The Bumbles already mentioned Good Fellas, The Untouchables and The Departed, I'll say:

The Godfather: An all time classic, this was the first "modern" mob movie I ever saw. Previously, I'd just seen things like White Heat and Scarface (the original, not the one with Al Pacino).

The Road To Perdition: This one really affected me because of what happened to Michael--all due to one boyish prank. There was a lot of suspense and a lot of pathos!

Casino wasn't as thrilling as Good Fellas but it did have two of the actors: Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci. It doesn't get any better than that!


The Bumbles said...

I'm surprised I didn't see Casino listed often today! Good choice. And good luck with those election results!

Heather said...

Casino is one of those movies on my "to see" list that I somehow keep missing. Will have to watch for it to air again!

I chose a more comedic track this week. My list is HERE

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