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January 22, 2010 [ More archived home pages here ]

We Own All The Seats!


The above image is, Tea Party Fan

Today's song is Catch Us If You Can by The Dave Clark Five, released in 1965.

The United States Constitution starts out with these words in big bold letters,

We The People

and goes on to describe in that salient document how the people are, of, and for the government of these United States. We elect the official representatives, we own their seats--all of them!

This past Tuesday, the voters in the State of Massachusetts, intelligently reminded elected officials all across this nation that state's citizens own the the U.S. Senate Massachusetts seats. This lesson should not need to be repeated again elsewhere, but if it does, it should be enforced by those respective voters.

I admit, I didn't know much about Senator Scott Brown before this election. I listened to his victory speech and found favor in his words:

I am an Independent Centrist and vote as I see fit on issues and elected offices. I am also a fan of the Tea Party Patriots. I previously wrote about my Tea Party thoughts on April 13, 2009 and April 17, 2009. I joined their Facebook portal too.

It is important that we citizens of the United States stay in touch with what our elected representatives are doing in their respective offices. Having closed-door sessions in Congress for non-security related legislation or oversight needs to be eliminated. C-Span should be at every open session held. President Obama said he would provide us transparency in government and he has yet to deliver on that promise. Now is his time to go forward with transparency.

It may take subsequent elections to obtain the transparency this democracy needs to operate correctly and in the open. I hope the Tea Party helps the citizens of the United States reach that goal soon.

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On Tuesday I went to see the new movie, The Book of Eli. Denzil Washington plays an excellent character role of a person following his calling.

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Twenty-seven years ago, Apple Computer announced the Lisa Computer. I helped one of my former clients purchase two of those systems in May of that year after attending the first Apple Developer Conference held in Monterey, California, in April 1983. As soon as I saw the Lisa unveiled at that conference I knew I was witnessing the future of computing via the graphical user interface. The Lisa 7/7 Office Software consisted of: LisaWrite, LisaCalc, LisaDraw, LisaGraph, LisaProject, LisaList, and LisaTerminal.

In September 1983 I started teaching in the Adult Education Curriculum at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. I wrote a letter to the Assistant Dean describing my ideas for teaching. He agreed to my suggestions. I used the Lisa to prepare much of the documentation for those classes. I taught there until the end of May 1985.

I still have all my printed course descriptions and materials used in those classes. I have all the student evaluations of my performance as a teacher there. Their feedback helped me become a better teacher.

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My friend Jim, hast two more websites:

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One of my favorite applications, TextWrangler got an update.

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Found on the web links for January 21, 2010 [ Link since removed ]

Don


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