And back avoiding grading. Don't judge me. :)
Actually, spent part of last night and this morning repairing my Imac (Mary and Anglican can stop smirking at this point, btw). Turned out to be a pretty easy fix and with TimeMachine, all my data is nicely backed up on a local drive. But an annoyance, nonetheless.
And the grading, my god the grading. Not that bad, actually, but it is very hard to force myself to get to it.
So while I am avoiding, I see that Colin Powell endorsed Obama this morning. Powell doesn't have quite the reputation he once had (thank you, George Bush) but it is still a rather striking endorsement. Game changer? I doubt it, but not helpful for the McCain camp. From what I read, he answered the whole "muslim smear" better than anyone. First, noting it isn't true, then asking "so what if he is?" Here, he speaks outside the morning show set, and is quite compelling:
The Minnesota rep he mentions is Michelle Balkman who called for an investigation into the unamerican activities of other congresspersons. That worked so very well the first time. Good God, have any of these Republicans read any history? Or did they simply see McCarthy as a good idea?
One bit of good news, in that the Obama campaign has raised a phenomenally huge $150 million in September. And added some 600,000 plus new donors, with an average donation of ~80 dollars. Unbelievable. Truly stunning and suggests that he is reaching a chord in people where they not only are tired of McCain's racist tactics and just deplorable acts by his supporters. Or this? Good God. McCain is not like this, but he and Palin have contributed to this kind of racism.
But perhaps people are turning against this kind of hatred, and are voting with their money in big numbers and that bodes well for Democrats this fall.