Wili's Barbs
I Blog Therefore I Yam
March 19, 2008

It's a windy March day, sunny and cool, after hitting 95 degrees Monday. That's Texas for you. Boom or bust, in weather, politics, whatever. Clinton supposedly "won" the primaries here, but Obama walked off with more delegates. The GOPies have evidently decided he's their target now, and the firestorm has begun.



The ex – preacher of Barack Obama

perhaps, is no Dalai Lama.

But where in this spoof

is there something like proof

Wright is wrong in this media drama?

2008-03-19 21:51:11 GMT
Comments (6 total)
Hey ... my students want to know why Texas Dems get to vote twice (primary and caucus) ... can you 'splain? They liked the idea, figured you guys would choose to keep things interesting by voting for one candidate in the morning and caucussing (??) for the other at night!
2008-03-20 00:20:37 GMT
I'm as puzzled as anyone else. Happened when I was out of Texas. The reason, I'm told was to bring more activists into the party. I guess. From what I heard, Obama's supporters, who tend to be more afluent than Hillary's (here in SA) didn't have to rush home. Statewide testing (remember No Child Left Behind?) was scheduled for the next morning. That's the story we got waiting in line at our precinct. It took us 2 hours to get to vote and there was a really long line behind us, so we decided to forego the caucus. It does sound like fun, though, getting to vote again.
2008-03-20 03:03:23 GMT
Hi, Just keep writing and let the rest take care of itself. I'm glad to see you're up and posting again. I read these to Peter (remember him- the hungarian) and to my sweetheart - my insane lover... they both loved them too plus saw the humor in your expression.
2008-03-20 12:45:55 GMT
My ESL high school students are very interested in this election. We are always discussing, explaining and comparing US politics to politics of Peru, Haiti, Ecuador, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and India. You have inspired me to have them write some poetry about their thoughts on and experience with politics. Do you mind if I show them some of your work? Cuidate - Erica
2008-03-20 14:47:49 GMT
hey I love the last two...keep them coming, sorry about the health stuff....with your spirit I know you will lick it....
--Sue M.
2008-03-21 03:18:56 GMT
Erica: What a cool idea! Poetry is a great way to explore language and culture and build student's self esteem about their mastery of English. A good place to start is with haikus 'cause they're easy to do and almost always sound good.
2008-03-21 05:25:48 GMT