Michelle Moquin's "A day in the life of…"

Creative Discussions, Inspiring Thoughts, Fun Adventures, Love & Laughter, Peaceful Travel, Hip Fashions, Cool People, Gastronomic Pleasures, Exotic Indulgences, Groovy Music, and more!

  • Love All Animals
  • Hello!

    Welcome To My OUR Blog!


    Michelle Moquin's Facebook profile "Click here" to go to my FaceBook profile. Visit me!
  • Copyright Protected

    Protected by Copyscape Plagiarism Checker
  • Let Michelle Style YOU!

    I am a "Specialist in Styles" Personal Stylist. Check out my Style website to see how I can help you discover, define, and refine your unique style.
  • © Copyright 2008-2016

    All content on this site are property of Michelle Moquin © copyright 2008-2016. All material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don't post it to my blog.
  • In Pursuit Of…

    Custom Search
  • Madaline Speaks

    For those of you interested in reading an Earthling Girl's Guide to a better Government, and a Greener world, check out the blog:
  • Contact Your Representatives and Senators Here!

    To send letters to your representatives about any issue of interest, Click here


    To send letters to your Senators about any issue of interest, Click here


    Get involved - Write your letters today!
  • On The Issues

    Don't be uninformed! Click here to see how every political leader on every issue voted.
  • Don’t Believe The Lies – Get The Facts

    FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. They monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Their goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.

    Click here to get the facts.

    Pulitzer Prize Winner Politifact.com is another trusted site to get the facts. Click here to get the facts.

  • Who’s Paying Who?

    On The Issues is a nonpartisan guide to money's influence on U.S. elections and public policy.
  • Blog Rules of Conduct

    Rule #1: "The aliens can not reveal anything about anyone’s life that would not be known without the use of our technology. The exception being that if a reader has a question about his or her health and the assistance of alien technology would be necessary to answer that question.”

    Rule #2: "Aliens will not threaten humans and Humans will not threaten aliens."

    Rule #3:

    Posting Comments:

    When posting a comment in regards to any past or archived article, please reference the title and date of the article and post your comment on the present day to keep the conversation contemporary.

    NOTE: You do not need to add your e-mail address when posting a comment. Your real name, an alias, a moniker, initials...whatever ...even simply "anonymous" is all you need to add in the fields in order to post a comment.

    Thank you.

  • *********

    Yellow Pages for San Francisco, CA
  • Meta

  • Recent Posts

  • Looking For A Personal Stylist?

    Michelle has designed and styled for the stars! She can be your "Specialist in Styles" Personal Stylist too. Check out Michelle's style website
  • Michelle’s E-mail:

    E-mail me! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
  • Care To Twitter? Come Tweet Me!

  • Disclaimer: Adult Blog

    I DO NOT CENSOR COMMENTS POSTED TO THIS BLOG: Therefore this blog is not for the faint hearted, thin skinned, easily offended or the appointed people's moralist. If you feel that you may fit in any of those categories, please DO NOT read my blog or its comments. There are plenty of blogs that will fit your needs, find one. This warning also applies to those who post comments who would find it unpleasant or mentally injurious to receive an opposing opinion via a raw to vulgar delivery. I DO NOT censor comments posted here. If you post a comment, you are on notice that you may receive a comment in language or opinion that you will not approve of or that you feel is offensive. If that would bother you, DO NOT post on my blog.

    27Mar2011
  • Medical Disclaimer:

    I am not a doctor nor am I medically trained in any field. No one on this website is claiming to be a medical physician or claiming to be medically trained in any field. However, anyone can blog information about health articles, folk remedies, possible cures, possible treatments, etc that they have heard of on my blog. Please see your physician or a health care professional before heeding or using any medical information given on this blog. It is not intended to replace any medical advice given to you by your licensed medical professional. This blog is simply providing a medium for discussion on all matters concerning life. All opinions given are the sole responsibility of the person giving them. This blog does not make any claim to their truthfulness, honesty, or factuality because of their presence on my blog. Again, Please consult a health care professional before heeding any health information given here.

    27Mar2011
  • Legal Disclaimer:

    Michelle Moquin's "A Day In The Life Of..." publishes the opinions of expert authorities in many fields. But the use of these opinions is no substitute for legal, accounting, investment, medical and other professional services to suit your specific personal needs. Always consult a competent professional for answers to your specific questions.

    27Mar2011
  • Fair Use Notice Disclaimer

    This web site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance the understanding of humanity's problems and hopefully to help find solutions for those problems. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. A click on a hyperlink is a request for information. However, if you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from me. You can read more about "fair use' and US Copyright Law"at the"Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School." This notice was modified from a similar notice at "Common Dreams."

The Day After

Posted by Michelle Moquin on November 5th, 2014

Bookmark and Share

What are the results?

Good morning!

Well, if you don’t know by now, it isn’t great news. It would’ve been wonderful had we retained the Senate plus some, and I was counting on it..HOPEing for it. But we lost seats all around, and the repubs are now in control.

What was the issue? Did the Dems not show up? Was the problem the gerrymandering, SCOTUS making voter suppression the law of the land, and election day disenfranchising. Did you hear about Texas? Or a combination of all the above?

No other two term president (Bush, Clinton, Reagan,) has ever had his party in the majority in his 6th year of his presidency – I thought Obama would make it a first, but that is just me with my HOPE and wishful thinking. Still it is very disappointing.

And, I still can’t believe that after everything repubs Scott Walker in Wisconsin, and Rick Scott in Florida have done and said (not to mention Mitch McConnell), that they all won re-election (even after Walker moved!). Shocking.

Interesting how the minimum wage got passed in states (Thank you Elizabeth Warren for fighting hard for this one!), and yet the repubs gained control – the party that was against it.

All I can say is it will be an interesting last two years for Obama. We will see what we the people get when we sit on our asses. I think we will certainly hear what women will say when they truly see that the repub men didn’t value them nor their vote.

I spoke with  girlfriend, a Dem, who voted but was considering not voting. She said she had thought that if the repubs took over, well then maybe something would get done. You would never hear a repub say that if in the same situation. That’s the thing with some Dems, they want to get stuff done…they want to see movement in Congress, even if it isn’t what most people want, it’s something. And the repubs, they’ll just continue to be the party of no, and would rather get nothing done even if the people want it, just because they don’t want to see Obama successful.

I know that what I’m about to say might sound overly “rah-rah” since we just lost big time. But the last thing we want to do over the next 2 years is become complacent. I know…I know…if we can’t even get voters to the polls for one day, how can we rile them up, and excite them enough to participate continually to get what we want? I don’t know, but sitting on our asses is not going to do it.

So…What will Obama do? Will he define his last two years or will he let the repubs define it? I am HOPEing that Obama will take it on. My gut instinct is he will. But that means WE have to take it on too. Grassroots movements need to keep on keepin’ on in spite of who’s controlling Congress.

For example, if we don’t want Obamacare to be repealed (because the repubs will most certainly go after this again), or unnecessary tampering with medicare and medicaid…if we don’t want the Keystone pipeline, or if we women are fed up with losing our rights of our bodies, or if you care when the repubs don’t honor the minimum wage raise…this is the time for us to voice our opinions, and voice them loud.

If Obama feels that there is a mandate in any of these areas, he will listen. But we just have to shout loud enough, and not let this bring us down to where we do nothing.

It is a tall order. Will the American people do it? Are we willing to put in the time? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

It was a long night and I had a very early morning…so…I’m done for now. Your turn. What are your thoughts about election day results? Blog me. 

Howie: Thanks for the update. I was getting concerned.

Vivv: Happy to hear you and Adam are back and safe. I HOPE you’re both doing well.

OC: I must’ve read your comment at least a few times. I felt sick from reading it because it is all so true. I felt sick last night when I kept seeing another repub win. It just goes to show you how strong racism is and that the love of money is more important than peoples’ lives, that yes they will vote against their own best interest, or not engage or vote at all…and then blame Obama when nothing gets done.

I kept thinking we would pull through, that women really would wake up and take their lives in their own hands. But as you can see from the results, not much shakin’ of the tree went on.

Florida Voter: That’s part of the problem…people didn’t vote and went to bed.

Peace & Love.

Lastly, greed over a great story is surfacing from my “loyal”(?) readers. With all this back and forth about who owns what, that appears on my blog, let me reiterate that all material posted on my blog becomes the sole property of my blog. If you want to reserve any proprietary rights don’t post it to my blog. I will prominently display this caveat on my blog from now on to remind those who may have forgotten this notice.

Gratefully your blog host,

michelle

Aka BABE: We all know what this means by now :)

If you love my blog and my writes, please make a donation via PayPal, credit card, or e-check, please click the “Donate” button below. (Please only donations from those readers within the United States. – International readers please see my “Donate” page.

Or if you would like to send a check via snail mail, please make checks payable to “Michelle Moquin”, and send to:

Michelle Moquin PO Box 29235 San Francisco, Ca. 94129

Thank you for your loyal support!

All content on this site are property of Michelle Moquin © copyright 2008-2014

me

“Though she be but little, she be fierce.” – William Shakespeare Midsummer Night’s Dream 

" Politics, god, Life, News, Music, Family, Personal, Travel, Random, Photography, Religion, Aliens, Art, Entertainment, Food, Books, Thoughts, Media, Culture, Love, Sex, Poetry, Prose, Friends, Technology, Humor, Health, Writing, Events, Movies, Sports, Video, Christianity, Atheist, Blogging, History, Work, Education, Business, Fashion, Barack Obama, People, Internet, Relationships, Faith, Photos, Videos, Hillary Clinton, School, Reviews, God, TV, Philosophy, Fun, Science, Environment, Design, The Page, Rants, Pictures, Church, Blog, Nature, Marketing, Television, Democrats, Parenting, Miscellaneous, Current Events, Film, Spirituality, Obama, Musings, Home, Human Rights, Society, Comedy, Me, Random Thoughts, Research, Government, Election 2008, Baseball, Opinion, Recipes, Children, Iraq, Funny, Women, Economics, America, Misc, Commentary, John McCain, Reflections, All, Celebrities, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Theology, Linux, Kids, Games, World, India, Literature, China, Ramblings, Fitness, Money, Review, War, Articles, Economy, Journal, Quotes, NBA, Crime, Anime, Islam, 2008, Stories, Prayer, Diary, Jesus, Buddha, Muslim, Israel, Europe, Links, Marriage, Fiction, American Idol, Software, Leadership, Pop culture, Rants, Video Games, Republicans, Updates, Political, Football, Healing, Blogs, Shopping, USA, Class, Matrix, Course, Work, Web 2.0, My Life, Psychology, Gay, Happiness, Advertising, Field Hockey, Hip-hop, sex, fucking, ass, Soccer, sox"

16 Responses to “The Day After”

  1. Lacy Says:

    Apathy and laziness won the day.

  2. Health Info Says:

    We no longer feel good about inserting the old sources of Health info. The service has been bought by corporation that uses it as a scare tactic to promote their clients’ products.

    We will find other sources less likely to be as bad. The 1% have just about purchased every medical information source on the planet. Most are now mere ifomercials for various products disguised as health information.

  3. Mike,TM Says:

    Yesterday was a tough day Michelle. But if the bulk of the lazy ones that didn’t bother to vote feel the sting the next two years from this crowd, maybe it will be worth it.

  4. Health Info Says:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/butter-vs-margarine_n_6074926.html

    BUTTER vs. MARGINE – What’s the difference?

  5. Jose Says:

    I like this:

    http://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/535/origin-story-2014?act=1

  6. Scambusters Says:

    Beware of Latest Auto Accident and ID Theft Scams

    By Keith
    Scammers try to trick auto accident witnesses into revealing personal details: Internet Scambusters #620

    In the heat of the moment after an auto accident, you may not have all your wits about you when someone asks for your personal or insurance details, whether you’re involved or just a witness.

    http://www.scambusters.org/autoaccident.html

  7. Kelly Says:

    Howie, what is new on the Vivv and Adam front?

  8. Louis Says:

    I live in Georgia. I voted but when the deck is stacked against you. It is hard to win. http://thinkprogress.org/election/2014/10/28/3585449/court-allows-voter-suppression/?elq=~~eloqua..type–emailfield..syntax–recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type–campaign..campaignid–0..fieldname–id~~

    Court Refuses To Intervene In Case of 40,000 Missing Voters In Georgia

  9. Zen Lill Says:

    Health info, anything/one running a for profit touts product, the issue is only when they’re touting BS and selling BS that has no VALUE!
    If someone presents a product or service or info that provides Value and real Content, they always serve 2 purposes: help people and make money
    … anything else is just garbage.

    I’m thoroughly annoyed with those that don’t show up, no vote, no ‘right’ to whine. That leaves the rest of us who did in an interesting position though…bc you know it’s ‘bragging rights’ to rethugs now, bc they allllwwaaaayyysss show up for the vote.

    Luv, Zen Lill

  10. Al Says:

    Well, we seem to have lost horribly to the republicans. I am wondering what is next. Guess that we will see soon enough.

  11. Debby Says:

    I too wait for that Al.

  12. Peter on Guam Says:

    Looks like even when the people get a win it is a lost. Now we are being told that even though 56% of the people voted for it the Guam marijuana law maybe for nothing.
    ———————————————-
    Guam marijuana law could be for nothing
    Updated at 3:30 pm today

    The Guam public’s resounding vote in favour of allowing the use of medical marijuana may be all for nothing according the Department of Public Health and Social Services.
    More than 56 percent of those who voted in the referendum this week said yes to medical marijuana.

    The Director of the Department of Public Health James Gillan, says this is partly because of island’s traditional use of herbal medicines and the ineffectiveness of prescription drugs.
    “Some of the attempts to continue to treat people in the stateside medical model get very expensive. And when there appears to be no hope why not use something that’s cheaper and perhaps helps with the pain management and with, sometimes with appetite increasing.”

    James Gillan says the Department of Public Health now has one year to draw up all the regulations for the use of the drug in the territory.
    But he also says it may all come to nothing as the territory may lack the power to adopt the relevant regulations.
    ============================
    One could just give up.
    Hafa adai

  13. Daniel Says:

    Hafa adai Peter. If the people don’t sit on their asses and allow their wishes to be denied by the minority of politicians that are against marijuana use they WILL take it away from them.

    It will be like what happened in the mainland. The democratic candidates distanced themselves from Obama, they didn’t want him campaigning for them. They allowed the republicans to paint his accomplishments as not good for the nation. They did not run on the better economy he gave them, they did not run on the ObamaCare he gave them, they did not run on the lower gas prices he gave them because of his alternate energy policy support, etc, etc.

    Instead they refused to say they voted for him. The result was they didn’t motivate their people who voted for Obama to come and and they didn’t motivate ANY of the voters that were going to vote color to change their minds.

    If the McConnel’s opponent had stood up proudly and said YES I voted for Obama and I am proud of it she would have motivated those in her state to come out but she didn’t do that instead she appealed to the bigots to just take the issues and decide. They did as the scorpion did on the back of the frog. They voted against their own best interested because as the scorpion said when he stung the from and they both began to drown.

    “That is what scorpions do.” So the democratic politicians should have learned that – That is what racists do, they vote color even if it is not in their best interest. So let the mainland drown in their own vile juices.

    I doubt the democrats have learned anything.

  14. Lill on Guam Says:

    This time around, however, Calvo and Tenorio will have the chance to work alongside retired Superior Court judge Elizabeth-Barrett Anderson who swept incumbent Leonardo Rapadas in the non-partisan race for attorney general.

    Barrett-Anderson, like Calvo, took to her Facebook page to thank her supporters. “We must recognize the enormity of the task presented by this election and the responsibility to honor each vote through hard work and intelligent leadership in the coming years,” Barrett-Anderson posted. “Thank you to all the 23,000-plus voters who gave me their personal approval.”

    Barrett-Anderson also acknowledged Rapadas’ supporters and said she looks forward to working with Rapadas and the Office of Attorney General to make for a smooth transition.

    Democrat Bordallo surpassed Republican candidate Margaret Metcalfe in the delegate race and will serve her 13th and 14th year as Guam’s representative in the U.S. Congress. GEC results showed Bordallo received 5,684 more votes than Metcalfe, with Bordallo getting 20,550 votes and Metcalfe receiving 14,866.
    =============================
    Imagine of almost 100,000 eligible voters only about 36,000 bothered to vote and that was the largest turn out in decades. Why because they came to vote on the marijuana issue. And unless they stick around in future votes the politicians will water down or ignore their wishes.

  15. Peter on Guam Says:

    Lill on Guam, Hafa Adai my beautiful sister. You are usually spot on but this time your figures are not correct. You were correct partially just not island wide. Here is better data on the island wide turn out.
    ===========================

    Tuesday’s General Election had the lowest turnout rate of any gubernatorial election in Guam’s history, according to election data.

    The Guam Election Commission recorded 37,131 ballots out of an eligible 51,975 registered voters, which is a participation rate of more than 71 percent, according to unofficial polling results published after the tally.

    The actual number of voters who participated in the election was the lowest in 28 years of gubernatorial elections. In the 1980s, however, there also were fewer registered voters, which boosted the overall participation rate.

    Tuesday night’s numbers correspond with August’s Primary Election, which was the lowest on record for a gubernatorial primary here.

    In that election, 44 percent of 49,110 registered voters cast ballots.

    The rate also corresponds with an overall drop in the number of registered voters. According to election data, fewer people were registered to vote in Tuesday night’s election than any gubernatorial election since 1990.

    Guam Election Commission Executive Director Maria Pangelinan said the drop in voter turnout could be related to a lack of interest from young Guamanians.

    “Young people are not getting registered,” she said.

    Pangelinan said the island needs to find ways to make elections “more palatable” to young voters, so they come out to the polls. She said though that she was impressed by campaigns’ usage of social media and technology to share their message.

    She also suggested a policy that would put a voter registrar in the island’s high schools and higher education campuses to improve turnout among youth.

    Pangelinan said she knows of professors who send their students to register and give extra credit for getting friends registered.

    The best way to tackle voter turnout as a whole would be to start looking at the island’s total population and working inward to target those who are eligible to register and vote, she said.

    Pangelinan also noted that turnout isn’t necessarily an islandwide issue.

    For example, she said, Hagåtña had a much higher turnout, closer to 80 percent of registered voters.
    =========================
    Hopes this helps. See you at the Fest.
    Peter

  16. Michelle Moquin's "A day in the life of…" » Blog Archive » This ‘n That Chit Chat Says:

    […] Health Info: Yep, that’s what I heard. Looking forward to getting info from your new sources. Ah…the Huff Po now? :) […]