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It was supposed to rain today. And perhaps it did rain when I was asleep. Then I awoke to wet sidewalk and wet grass. However, the rain didn't return. It didn't matter. The grass was irrigated and that alone was enough. I turned on the television to hear the evening news. I hear that Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Party Nominee Donald Trump has been trying to organize a television debate. However, possible dates keep getting ruined because the only nights off that Hillary Clinton has coincides with nights that Donald Trump's favorite football teams are playing. We're talking about a guy who's wealthy enough to have his favorite football games recorded on TiVo if he really wanted to. Of course, it's easy to predict that Donald Trump would have a huge hang up about not wanting his television football watching time interrupted by a television debate because he once owned the United States Football League Football team New Jersey Generals between 1984 to 1985. Sadly, both the United States Football League and the New Jersey Generals went bankrupt in 1986. Gosh darn the luck.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
accomplished
Current Music:
Body Talk by Foxes
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I was much too tired to pay much attention to the television so I turned it off. Both the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention has been completed so it's not like I'm going to miss much. And what's on television right now is either reruns or television show programs that got approved for released, but hasn't gotten released yet. Still, for the person who paid a lot of money just to get the program out there, there probably was hope for me to witness the entire episode. Yet, with my state of exhaustion, I'm likely to fall asleep while watching it so I might as well keep the television off. It's going to save a tiny bit in the electric bill payment so it's all cool.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
hopeful
Current Music:
Shadows in the Moonlight by Anne Murray
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The Democratic National Convention continues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Tonight was the night for Hillary Clinton to accept the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States. There was a huge build up. Katy Perry performed a musical number leading up to Chelsea Clinton introduction to her mother Hillary Clinton. Following a biographical montage that is narrated by Morgan Freeman, it's time for Hillary Clinton to accept the Democratic Party nomination. She alone can't fix the nation. Rather, we'll all fix the country, the United States of America, together. And no, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hasn't gone to sleep. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was present and accounted for on the Democratic National Convention floor to witness Hillary Clinton accept the Democratic Party nomination to be President of the United States.
OTHER SPEAKERS ATTENDING THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
Reverend William Barber
Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta
Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York
Former Ronald Reagan Administration official Doug Elmets
Jennifer Pierotti Lim, Director of Health Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of Republicans for Hillary
Hillary for America Latino Vote Director Lorella Praeli
Marlon Marshall, Hillary for America Director of States and Political Engagement
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign
U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney of New York and LGBT rights activist Sarah McBride
Jennifer Loudon, Wayne Walker, Wayne Owens, Barbara Owens, family members of fallen police officers
General John R. Allen, U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
Captain Florent Groberg (retired), recipient of the Medal of Honor
Professional basketball player and African-American Muslim Kareem Abdul-Jabaar
Ted Danson and his wife Mary Steenburgen
Chloe Grace Moretz
Carole King
Sheila E. and Family
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
hopeful
Current Music:
Fight Song by Rachel Platten
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Virginia Senator and 2016 Vice President Candidate Tim Kaine officially became the official Democratic Party nominee for Vice President. Also tonight was the night for current Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Second Lady Jill Biden. Tonight was also the night that current President of the United States Barack Obama handed over the baton to Hillary Clinton and called her his natural successor to continue everything that made his Presidency among the best ever. The crowd was even more energized when Hillary Clinton made a surprise appearance to stand alongside Barack Obama to join hands before the enthusiastic cheering crowd. A whole new era in having the Democratic Party continuing to occupy the White House and hopefully Capitol Hill too continues on this night.
OTHER SPEAKERS ATTENDING THE THIRD NIGHT
The Reverend Jesse Jackson
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada
California Governor Jerry Brown
Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America
2016 Pulse Nightclub Survivors Christine Leinonen, Brandon Wolf, and Jose Arraigada
2012 Sandy Hooks Elementary School shooting survivor Erica Smegielski
2015 Charleston, South Carolina The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting survivor Felicia Sanders & Polly Sheppard
Former Arizona Representative Gabby Giffords & Captain Mark Kelly
Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Film director Lee Daniels
Sigourney Weaver
Lenny Kravitz
Star Jones (The View)
Angela Bassett
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
hopeful
Current Music:
Confident by Demi Lovato
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Yesterday had two candidates for President of the United States for the Democratic Party named Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Today there is only one candidate for President of the United States for the Democratic Party named Hillary Clinton. Having lost the Democratic Convention nomination process, Bernie Sanders dropped out of the election on this second day of the convention. Today having lost Bernie Sanders continued insurrection has taken on an all Hillary Clinton approach. Hillary Clinton has become the first female President of the United States candidate in the entire known history of the United states of Amercia. Former President of the United States and potential First Man of the United States Bill Clinton will speak about his wife, former First Lady turned Senator, turned Secretary of State turned possible future President of the United States Hillary Clinton. After Bill Clinton made his speech, his wife Hillary Clinton made a video address to the Democratic National Convention.
OTHER SPEAKERS FOR TODAY:
Georgia Senator Jason Carter (Grandson of former President of the United States Jimmy Carter).
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (She served under former President of the United States Bill Clinton)
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood
The Mothers of the Movement (mothers of children killed by gun violence)
Lauren Manning, American author, entrepreneur, and businesswoman also injured during 9/11 at the World Trade Center
Joe Sweeney, New York City police detective, 9/11 first responder
Former Attorney General Eric Holder (He served under President of the United States Barack Obama)
Tony Goldwyn
Meryl Streep
Elizabeth Banks
Lena Dunham
America Ferrara
Debra Messing
Andra Day
Alicia Keys
Erika Alexander (The Cosby Show and Living Single)
MISSING FROM THE CONVENTION:
The same as yesterday except former President of the United States Jimmy Carter might make a video address sometime during this four day convention somewhere.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
hopeful
Current Music:
Let the River Run by Carly Simon
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The tone of the 2016 of the Democratic National Convention is supposed to be unity. However, the problem is that there are two candidates for President of the United States. The first and official candidate is former First Lady and former Senator of New York as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Vice President candidate Virginia Senator Tim Kaine. The second and unofficial candidate is Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders who doesn't have a Vice President candidate. Bernie Sanders refuses to drop out running the risk of splitting the Democratic Party in half, but he not competing against Hillary Clinton either. So what is he doing? Well, he was busy getting booed by his supporters when he told his supporters to vote for Hillary Clinton. Bernie Sanders second speech at the Democratic National Convention is much more successful.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida used to be Chairwoman of the Democratic Party until Russia leaked e-mail that she sent campaigning against Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton causing Bernie Sanders to campaign successfully to get Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz to file her resignation.
First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama was among tonight's speakers and she's not borrowing text from Melania Trump. Michelle Obama made fun of Donald Trump's campaign slogan Make America Great Again, but she never mentioned Donald Trump by name.
Among the sixteen speakers lined up for tonight is U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III of Massachussetts and Senator Elizabeth Warren also of Massachussetts. Senator Elizabeth Warren gave a passionate speech against businessman Donald Trump. Other speakers at the first day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Al Franken, Sarah Silverman and Demi Lovato. Other people in attendance at the Democratic National Convention are Eva Longoria, Susan Serandon, Boys II Men and Paul Simon.
NOT ATTENDING THE CONVENTION
1. Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter. However, Georgia Senator Jason James Carter is speaking on the second night and he's the grandson of Former President of the United States Jimmy Carter.
2. Former Vice President and former Presidential Candidate Al Gore
2. Current Secretary of State and former Presidential Candidate John Kerry
3. 67th Governor of Massachusetts and former Presidential Candidate Michael Dukakis
4. Former Vice President and former Presidential Candidate Walter Mondale
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
hopeful
Current Music:
Somebody Has To Pay by Susie Van Der Meer
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So it's kind hot outside. And I was starting to sweat. I didn't turn on the air conditioning because of the expense involved. But I was starting to sweat from the heat. So what do I do when it's hot outside and I can't afford air conditioning? I open a few windows to allow a cool breeze through. I turn on a few electric fans and point the electric fan towards me. Now I feel comfortable as I type away on the computer. Having a small electric fan is just as good as air conditioning and it's vastly cheaper too. A fun tip for staying on budget.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
Trying to stay cool for the Summer
Current Music:
Cool for the Summer by Demi Lovato
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Who knew amnesia could cause so much problems. There are already six installments to the Jason Bourne series. So I'm watching the Bourne Identity on television. Not the 1988 version of the Bourne Identity starring Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith, but the 2002 version of the Bourne Identity starring Matt Damion and Franka Potente. One of these days, I'm going to need to read the Bourne Identity novel once again. It's nighttime and I'm just about finished with my dinner. Saturday is almost done and Sunday has almost begun. Thankfully, life isn't nearly as chaotic in real life as it is depicted as it is depicted in the movies.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
contemplative and calm
Current Music:
This Dreadful Life by Kay Hanley
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There used to be a grassy field behind the House That I'm Living In next to the Three Warehouses. Then two road extensions was built behind the House That I'm Living In. Six houses were built and have been completed. Four more houses are currently under construction. The grassy field is now a distant memory and replaced by a residential community which continues to grow with each and every progressive day. And yeah, I'm sort of conflicted about this. I miss the grassy field while at the same time excited to find out who will be the new neighbors moving into the brand new houses that will soon be available for sale.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
House construction can be fun
Current Music:
My Lovin' (You're Never Gonna Get It) by En Vogue
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The second and the fourth night of the Republican National Convention wasn't nearly as interesting as the first and the third night of the Republican National Convention. Tonight wasn't nearly as interesting for Liberal Democrats such as myself. Nobody at the Republican National Convention is quoting Michelle Obama nor was anybody at the Republican National Convention quoting President Barack Obama. Nobody at the Republican National Convention was insisting that Conservative Republicans vote for Democratic Party Candidate Hillary Clinton. Ivanka Trump spoke eloquently for her father, Conservative Republican Party candidate Donald Trump. Donald Trump will speak at the convention later tonight.
MISSING FROM THE FOURTH NIGHT OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION:
1. Everybody who was missing from the first three nights.
ATTENDING THE FOURTH NIGHT OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION:
1. Televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr. was unable to attend tonight because he on May 15, 2007, but his son Jerry Falwell Jr. was able to show up at the Republican National Convention instead.
As for the message of Donald Trump's massive 75 minute long speech, here is a shortened paraphrasing. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are weak leaders who left America vulnerable to deranged monsters of every conceivable manner and only ruthless, remorseless and swift action from Donald Trump can quickly destroy them all. It's a message of Donald Trump being at war within the United States and Internationally with each and every nation including Mexico (Who is supposed to be a peaceful ally of the United States). It was a very bleak and excessively fearful message. I'm feeling anxious just thinking about it. North America isn't Caucasian only territory which is what Donald Trump will have you believe. While Donald Trump wages war against Mexico, try to keep in mind that Hispanic-South Americans and Native American Indians were here in South America and North America since pre-historic times. Caucasians were only the most recent arrivals to North America when you look at the bigger picture. So building a massive wall between the United States and Mexico as if the two countries were about to enter a shooting war is kind of ignorant when you really look at it from a realistic and less paranoid and less fearful perspective.
Current Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Current Mood:
worried
Current Music:
Something's Got a Hold of My Toe by Traffic
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