Monday, May 31, 2010
As a state delegate I had a chance to interact with all of the candidates for the US Senate. I spent the most time with Cherilyn Eager, Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater. Each of these candidates were ones I could have supported because of their similar views on the role of government and the US Constitution. I decided to support Tim for the following reasons:
My brother, a paramedic with the Seattle Fire Department, recently gave a speech at a King County (WA) GOP Lincoln Day Dinner. He uses a personal experience to illustrate that critical battle we face is not against al-Qaeda, Communism, or Socialism. Additionally, he reminds Republicans of our roots and what we stand for He makes a number of very interesting points and reminds Republicans of their roots.
MOMENTS OF CLARITY
Miki Mann, Paramedic, Seattle Fire Department
2010 King County GOP, Lincoln Day Dinner
It was a cold and overcast day in November of 2006 when Nathan exhibited the kind of bravery only seen in an intoxicated twenty-six year-old trying to impress his girlfriend. In preparation for the deed, Nathan had consumed a large amount of alcohol and a sampling of the club drug ecstasy. While walking along the waterfront, Nathan had decided to demonstrate his virility by removing his shoes and diving into the frigid waters of the Puget Sound with the stated goal of swimming nearly two miles to Alki beach.
Despite his overarching enthusiasm Nathan’s pace began to slow at 50 yards and, finally, at 75 yards he simply stopped and began treading water while shouting lines from Braveheart to his audience on the pier.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The 5th commandment reads: "Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." (Exodus 20:12) We often hear how wise and smart the youth of today are and politicians regularly cater to the youth and even suggest that they often know more than their parents. Hmmm ... is this really true?