It is Sunday morning and I just awoke from a dream. I don’t remember all of it, which is common. I do remember the tail end. I was in an environment where there were sighted people learning a kind of 3D braille. In the dream I decided that it might be a fun skill to have. I started playing around closing my eyes, feeling the braille, then opening my eyes to see the shape. To start an educational project at my age would be ambitious. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” I hope this was not God’s subtle way of telling me that my diabetes was robbing me of my sight. Heavenly Father, please protect my vision…and my ability to physically take care of myself. [I never found "Mr. Right" and I don't have children.] AMEN!
Sunday’s vote sees Vladimir Putin hoping to become president again after four years as prime minister.
Mr Putin was Russia’s president from 2000-2008, but was barred by the constitution from standing for a third consecutive term.
He faces four challengers, three of whom he has defeated in previous elections.
The election is being held against a backdrop of popular discontent, sparked by allegations of fraud during December’s parliamentary elections.
Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm in each time zone, with the first opening in the Far East of the country at 20:00 GMT on Saturday, and the last in the western Kaliningrad region closing at 17:00 GMT on Sunday.
The Interior Ministry is bringing 6,000 police reinforcements to Moscow from the regions, according to Russian media reports. [BBC News] MORE
Sandra Fluke, a student, and not a public figure has had her good name, character and personal regard and safety assaulted by Rush Limbaugh et als. These men have first amendment rights but, IMHO, that does not include the horrible things said about her to entertain right-wing radio audiences. Entertainment is the dodge these men use to further the aims of conservative Republicans. Daily they spout character assassination to further the efforts of the GOP to destroy Barack Obama, Warrior of the Middle Class. Nothing can un-speak those horrible things said about Miss Fluke. The lost of money is the only recourse to stop these attacks. This matter deserves to be brought to court.
Rush Limbaugh has issued a so-called apology. Rush was not at school the day they taught what makes up an apology:
Weekly Address: Taking Control of Our Energy Future
TAX FAIRNESS: INFOGRAPHIC
Check out this new infographic showing how a typical American couple pays a higher tax rate than millionaires. President Obama’s Buffett Rule would close the tax loopholes that make this possible, and ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share — something many are glad to do. Share the infographic: