Joe the Plumber is the most famous person in America.Â If he isn’t referenced in an SNL skit something is wrong with this country.Â But who would win in an arm wresting contest, Joe Six Pack or Joe the Plumber?
In case you didn’t get a chance to see the Obama and Joe the Plumber conversation that was such the hot topic of the debate, you can watch it here.
I wish I would have heard of Current TV and Twitter’s idea of having live comments come in from viewers during the live debate two debates ago.Â It’s still like putting lipstick on a pig, but it made the debate much more interesting to watch.Â If they do this four years from now, there’s no way I’m watching the debate on another channel.
Bob Schieffer is retiring after the election, he’s the one Texan in Washington that I’m going to miss.
Obama may be leading in the polls, but I wouldn’t be surprised if McCain wins.Â Liberals are more vocal so I think they are heard more than Conservatives, and I have a feeling the young registered voters that make up so much of Obama’s base will simply stay in their dorms and play Halo and Madden come election day.
I use to shave everyday, but now it’s every other day.
Everytime I hear that Dick Cheney has a heart problem I’m still surprised to know he actually has a heart.
I’ve been a part of churches that sponsors those Hell Houses you see every Halloween season.Â Basically, it’s a Christian haunted house that shows you how the devil is at play and at the end the message of salvation is presented.Â I don’t like the idea of trying to scare people to Christ, at least I think that is the message that is usually communicated, although I guess I can appreciate the effort of evangelizing.
From my experience, the people that usually go to a Hell House are already saved, but go to support the event.
I remember one Christian friend of mine going through the salvation message at the end because he just wanted to make sure it was presented correctly.Â Another friend of mine use to say that guy was part of the Salvation Patrol.
One year I overheard several people after the event say they filled out a “I got saved card” to make event organizers feel better for putting so much effort into the event although they didn’t feel it was convincing, or that they made the decision to follow Christ.
A lot of those scenes are grossly exaggerated, but as I said, I appreciate the intent.
I like the idea of a Fall Festival much better.
I have friends that refuse to dress up and take part in any Hallaween party because that would be supporting the Devil’s holiday, but feel comfortable dressing up and going to a church event because that is totally different.
I’m tempted to drive to Hot Springs, Arkansas and stay at The Arlington for a weekend getaway.
I got in a long conversation about Presidential salaries which caused me to do all sorts of research.
Here is a list of historical salaries of U.S. presidents.Â Washington earned $25,000 in 1789, that’s over $300,000 calculated for today.
This Senate document will tell you everything you need to know regarding the retired president’s salary.
That whole conversation started when we were trying to find out what widowed former first ladies received as a salary.Â In short, they get $20,000 (plus mail privileges) if they refuse any other government pension.Â That document above will give you the details.Â Lady Bird was the last to receive this. Mrs Ford is accepting her husband’s congressional pension that is around $65,000 a year.