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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Election Results – 8 November 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

In my Blog “Power Corrupts” of  24 October 2006* I mentioned the mailings I was receiving from politicians seeking votes for the 7 November election. On 6 November we received no less than four of those large glossy cards – three in the mail and one delivered to our home. One of them was an obvious attempt to arouse fear in parents of minors. I guess “fear tactics” and “smear tactics” are a last resort for politicians who haven’t much of a record to stand on.

The mailings, as well as the TV ads, of one particular candidate seeking re-election were so nasty that they made me want to support the person he was attacking. Well, I can only speculate that his expensive, negative campaign back-fired with other voters, too. The result: He lost to his opponent!

This has certainly been an “interesting” election, to put it mildly! It proves to me that we have a great form of government, and it makes me feel blessed to be an American. The Fathers of our country really got it right, and I am grateful for them.

*This is the “Power Corrupts” Blog of 24 October 2006:

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