The candidates can talk taxes, national security, even a little healthcare but can they talk football? Get ready for a side of last-minute politicking with your Monday Night Football. Did I mention this week’s Redskins-Steelers match up is on Election Eve? Hmmm… Think the Senators will choose a team? With Pennsylvania votes increasingly important, would they dare shun DC to shill for votes? Do a little half-time analysis?
I think it would be nice to mix this one up. Sure, it’s a hugs audience and a major opportunity to reach voters, but if they don’t know what you stand for les than 12 hours before the polls open, they’ve got bigger issues. I say these two lighten up and talk a little football. Grab some wings, a beer and settle in with America for the night, and leave the stump speeches behind. Yeah, like that would happen!
There’s a squirrel problem in northern California, one that could give the rabbits a run for their money. At the University of California-Davis, the squirrel population has surged from zero to 400 in seven years, and now it’s time for action.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention ghosts today – it’s like not eating candy on Halloween! I believe in ghosts but am happy to report I have never met one. I’m sure there are plenty of lovely spirits, but I’d rather not find out first-hand. I babysat in a haunted house growing up, it creeped me out to no end. The mother of that family didn’t believe in ghosts at all, but she told me her ghost-believing friends (who felt “a kind, protective presence” in her kitchen…eek!) recommend speaking to the spirits and letting them know, politely, that you’d prefer they didn’t introduce themselves. So far, they’ve abided by my requests. Things rarely go that smoothly for the “Ghost Hunters”, however.
And a quick reminder to vote – not just on Tuesday, but today! It is nearly impossible to choose one CNN Hero when they are all such inspirational people, but the good news is you don’t have to choose just one. When it comes to CNN Heroes, you can voter early AND often, and it’s all legal! In fact, it’s encouraged.
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