Sorry folks, I know it seems like this website has turned into the Obama channel. I assure you that the Obama Channel is CNN. Our friend Stephen Webster attended the Obama rally last week in Dallas and sent this footage:
Oh, and just in case you are one of the 4 people in America left who hasn't seen this video: You've gotta watch. It's got super-babe Kate Walsh (Addison on Grey's Anatomy) in it too:
And then there's this one that Annatopia put together:Music: "Gotta Work" by Amerie
This restaurant, owned by CEC Entertainment (Chuck E. Cheese's) was a great place to take your kids. They have - had (can't get used to past tense) a 5 cent gameroom where your kids could run off and go play while the parents eat and drink.
The place was always busy when we went there. What in the hell happened?
I am bummed!
CEC Entertainment's website didn't have any sort of news posted about the closure(s), but their stock was up $.42 today. Their 4th quarter 2007 report said:
Richard M. Frank, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated that, "We believe sales and operating results in the 2007 fiscal year were negatively impacted by pressures on consumer disposable income. Although disappointed by the sales trend in 2007, we continue to believe our strategies will positively impact sales and earnings, and over the long-term will deliver an excellent experience for our guests and solid performance for our shareholders."
Well look at this! We now have 4 members to our team, "Cruisin' Caddys." Yea! I have a tent-mate! I was a litte worried that I'd be stuck by myself. yea Belinda!
I think we're off to a good start. Here it is February and we're already planning our first fundraiser. Team Crusin' Caddys will be having a garage sale on Saturday, March 8, 2008. I still don't have an exact time for y'all, but will post when I do.
Also in the works, Tracy and myself are planning on participating in the Getting Started meeting on March 6 in The Colony. So if any of you readers out there are doing the 3-Day and going to that meeting, come say hi. Maybe, if you don't have a team yet, you can attach yourself to us. :) I'm really looking forward to that event as it should give pointers on training.
Speaking of training... Mama needs some new shoes!
WhosPlayin presents this calendar of community events for those in the Lewisville, Flower Mound, Highland Village area of Denton County Texas:
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It's time to fund-raise for the Breast Cancer 3-Day. My team, "Cruisin' Caddys", will be having a garage sale March 8 in our neighborhood in south Lewisville. Specifics to come within the next week. Come by, check our our goodies and take some home with you. Remember, all proceeds go to the Breast Cancer 3-Day! Monetary donations are gratefully accepted.
But in the meantime, go DONATE and give as much as you'd like.
Over the past week, I've been floored with the number of people I've never met before who have become active in Democratic politics in support of their favorite presidential candidate. They want to help, and I want to put them to work, and not lose them after the election.
This posting is for you, the Obama or Clinton supporter who is new to the scene. I want to help you help your candidate and your party.
First, welcome. Whether or not you believe exactly the same as I do, or support the same candidate as I do, your energy and enthusiasm is valued.
Both Clinton and Obama have local groups. By signing up for local groups, you can exchange emails with groups of like-minded supporters. They'll share event information, and you'll get invitations to rallies, house parties, etc. You'll get to know other active Democrats in your area.
Your local Democratic Party operates all year, not just in Presidential election years. If you live in Texas, and especially Denton County, you need to know what's going on in your local politics. It may not make the news nearly as much as the national issues do, but that's just a reason to be more worried. Your county Democratic party needs your support to carry out their mission of finding and electing qualified Democrats to all level of offices.
What you want to do here is find out who your precinct chair is for your neighborhood. If there is not one, you may be interested in doing the job. If there is one, you should contact them and make yourself known.
Your precinct chair may not be explicitly endorsing your candidate, but even so, they're charged with turning out the Democratic vote. They'll need block captains to help get out the message about ALL of our eventual candidates for 2008, including your local U.S. Representative (All 435 are up for re-election) and a U.S. Senator (in Texas and most other states).
Now that you're connected, there are MANY ways to volunteer. I'll list just a few: - Host a house party for a candidate - Put a sign in your yard - Make get-out-the-vote (GOTV) calls on behalf of your Precinct Chair, or one of the campaigns (Presidential or otherwise) - Volunteer to work in the local party office or a candidate's office - Help organize others. Start a local group if there isn't one. Help connect people who are supporters but are not yet in a group. - Offer to set up or clean up after a local event. - Offer to carpool to a local event - Ask your Precinct Chair about block-walking and literature distribution. - Write a blog or a letter to the editor about why you support your candidate of choice. Keep it positive and avoid bashing other Democrats. - Be a block captain - Make copies of campaign literature, or use your laser printer and toner to help out. - Order a bunch of campaign swag from one of the campaign stores and hand it out to people you know. - Ask if your local party needs help working the polls. - Stuff envelopes for your favorite campaign or your local party - Wear apparel supporting your candidate. - Put a bumper sticker on your car - Get a "sandwich" sign and walk around near your early voting or polling location to support your candidate and/or bring voters in. - Get in touch with a local nursing home and ask if they need help getting voters to the polls. - Contact your County elections administrator and get deputized as a volunteer deputy voter registrar. Then you can register people to vote. - Let your friends and family know who you're supporting. You'll be surprised how many allies you'll find.
Don't Give Up!
You may find that your local Democratic Party is not well equipped to put its volunteers to work yet. You may have noticed that this year, our voters are more enthusiastic than ever. In Denton County alone, our voter turnout in Democratic Primaries is up over 1,200%. It's not that they don't want your help - they do; it's just that they're not necessarily organized for it.
If you volunteer and somebody doesn't immediately put you to work, try again. Call them. Email them. Bug them until they find something you can do that you don't mind doing. Contact a different club in your area. Contact a different group for the same candidate. Contact a candidate in a lower-level race.
Show up at the Caucus
Your vote at the primaries only counts for 65% of the total. Your candidate and your party needs you to come to the caucus at your election-day polling location (not necessarily the same as your early voting location) at 7 pm to caucus. Bring your proof that you voted in the Democratic primary, and sign in for the candidate of your choice.
Go to the County Convention
Each precinct has a certain number of delegates for each candidate that it can send to the county convention on behalf of that candidate. Volunteer to go to your county's Democratic Convention as a delegate for your candidate. Who knows, you might get to go to the Texas or National conventions.
Stay in Touch
If we want to win local elections, we need to stick together, even after this primary election and the Democratic nomination are decided. Your city, county, state, and country needs you to stay engaged. Consider joining your local Democratic club or County party and attending monthly gatherings of like-minded people. Join an email list or two. Read some excellent Texas Progressive Blogs
I hope this has been helpful. If you have questions you want answered, or if I've been a goof and forgotten something important, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT and I'll update the post.