Monday, November 11, 2013

Governor Christi of New Jersey

How does a Republican win in Blue State like New Jersey.

Well, first it's an off year. Second as Governor he moved the special election for Senator to replace the late Senator Lautnenburg to a week before, so that way the charismatic Mayor of Newark, Cory Booker leaves no coat tails for other Democrats to hang on to. Only 2,053,933 votes were cast,  meaning only about 40% or so of the state showed up to vote. Makes a person wonder what may have happened if the 24% from the Senatorial election would have made a difference in the Governors race. Maybe or maybe not, we'll leave that up to a statistic major.

One thing that hasn't changed is the legislature in Trenton, it still held by Democrats.

So, how is it that Governor Christi won, oh yeah showing up where he isn't wanted and working with legislature.

Oh but wait, this Governor who likes to pick a fight with a public school teacher in the middle of the beach. And then tell the teacher, now is not the place.....

So, for other Republicans hoping to duplicate the magic.

Good Luck.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Moms and kids

A note for parents and reminder for me in case of future events.

We went on Saturday to the Humble Convention Center, it was great fun learning about rocks, fossils and gems.

As a mom there certain rules you learn about human beings, especially little human beings, they a lll have a limit and its important to keep it in mind.

There was a young mom, who was meandering around the booths with a cute blond curly hair little girl, she was dressed in stripe legging, a kiddie t shirt with a purple jacket. She was adorable .. but she was tired. But mom kept dragging her from booth to booth. At one point even telling the girl stop embarrassing me. Are you kidding me...  At that point the kids and I broke off in different directions.

We ran into her again on the educational side of the convention hall, needless to say the little girl was in full meltdown. And her mom just as angry. The little girl was ruining her day.
One little girl on the floor and one mom trying to her to her feet. The mom actually thumps the girl on the back, Come on don't you want to see this..  ummm no She doesn't.

Mom finally gets the message, picks up her tow headed little girl and goes out the door  I told her as she passed by: It's ok, it's al right to go home.

But I didn't want too. she replied.

But she's too cute to say no to.

And she sailed out the door, still angry. But no so much with kid, but probably with me. But that's ok, she won't be so mad at her kid.

So, remember folks, what maybe tons of fun for you, isn't so much for the little kids you drag along with you.