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Remember this outdoor picture from 2009?
---but my post is NOT ALL about the event that took place outdoors in WASHINGTON last year. It's about a face....
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...A FACE IN THE CROWD...
Today, not only marks 1 year for Obama in office, [my vote counted] but with Massachusetts Republican vote for Brown it marks history being made. And I must add, I am pleased that the GOP was victorious for the Senate seat in the "Democratic" state! I think it speaks loud and clear that the Tea Party state comes through for the whole country. But...that's not my post content matter either--for the most part anyway, tho it's beginning to read like it is [more on my political view later]...after seeing her on Houston Chronicle's coverage of an historical event of such magnitude January, one year ago today.. as the many many cameras zoomed over the record attendance of Obama's inauguration and people stopping with their daily routine at work or on the streets of USA ---cameras throughout the country... her photo made an imprint on my mind. My post is just the one tear....and the dreams of a black race being recognized in a country which at one time had a significant black minority; speaking volumes. She was solemn looking, very simply dressed; meagerly attired with a straight cut, woolen coat, and wearing a stocking cap...One whose dreams have been realized. She was of the 'older generation' with graying strands streaking her coal black curls - tawny skin. That one single tear streamed down her cheek to her jaw...there was no covering up the fact. To me, I saw a new strength in a country, not her weakness. I don't think in my lifetime will I ever forget her face. She warmed my heart... for that one short minute I saw her face as she was seen through the photographer's lens.
This sketch I recently drew, I've entitled Vertie [her name, I wrote down on a piece of paper at the newsstand when I viewed the cover of the paper that day].
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MY Political View below:
I posted above I was pleased about Massachusetts' GOP Senate vote. I'm pleased as punch. I think the turn from Democratic to a Republican victory has a lot to do with this Washington/Obama blunder of health care and lack of 'running a country' has everything to do with the outcome...
......For instance as I've been in the hospitals around the states many a times, I've witnessed people off the street, vagrants, getting the medical attention they need...I've seen gang members bloodied with gun shots and knife fights in the E R...they [as in medical staff] don't stop to ask if the people have insurance...they save lives if at all possible, no matter. Now, I do agree that there needs to be something done to regulate the drug costs and the doctors' fees, and PRIVATE insurance [get some regulation in those costs]. The people who think the government would give "FREE" health care are blind I tellya...the tax on us ALL would be outrageous and unaffordable and UNFAIR [nothing, I repeat, NOTHING is given to us, nothing is free. -exception the bailouts which was a fiasco all in its own right..] a government run insurance policy is NOT the answer..that's my say, and I'm sticking to it! And to add...maybe NOW the dubs in Washington will get their heads out of their butts and run a country the way it should be instead of spending our money on health care bills and bail outs!!! I stand here this morning and cheer the Massachusetts' voters!
PS...6:05 A.M. [CSTzone] Sheila said it all! The very first comment. left for me this morning...her words are to the point and so well 'spoken'!! I vote for Sheila in 2012.
POSTED: Wednesday, January 20th, 2010