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    Anyone in the Philadelphia area, here is the information:

    NOTICE TO WSSD STUDENTS AND PARENTS

    PUBLIC EVENT

    SPEAKER: SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2008

    The Strath Haven High School gymnasium will be the site of a visit by
    Senator John McCain, the Republican candidate for President of the United
    States. Doors open at 8:45 a.m. and Senator McCain is scheduled to speak at

    approximately 11:30 a.m.

    Students of the Wallingford Swarthmore School District are invited to attend
    the event.
    Approximately six hundred tickets will be available for students and their
    parents in the main office of the high school, after 7:00 a.m. on Sunday.

    Hosting this event should not be construed to suggest that W-SSD and/or SHHS
    endorse Senator John McCain and/or support his positions on foreign policy
    or domestic policy. The administration regards this experience as a unique
    educational opportunity for our school community to engage in the current
    national political debate.

    Note: Clocks will be turned back one hour on Saturday evening / Sunday
    morning.
     

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    I just got unwittingly caught up in the McCain rally a couple of miles from my house. I was just trying to drive back from lunch, and it took me over an hour to make a ten minute drive.
    "Today, [the American voter] chooses his rulers as he buys bootleg whiskey, never knowing precisely what he is getting, only certain that it is not what it pretends to be." - H.L. Mencken
     

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    We change our clocks back tonite??

    I was working in Hershey last week (?) when McCain/Palin visited. Folks were waiting in line as early as 4AM to get into the Giant Center.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpy View Post
    We change our clocks back tonite??

    I was working in Hershey last week (?) when McCain/Palin visited. Folks were waiting in line as early as 4AM to get into the Giant Center.
    Yep, tonight is the change back day.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    Yep, tonight is the change back day.
    I thought it wasn't for another week or so. ha! good thing I checked in here.

    Are you going to the rally?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpy View Post
    I thought it wasn't for another week or so. ha! good thing I checked in here.

    Are you going to the rally?
    Yes. It's going to be a long day. But I figured what the heck. Last chance to see him. I hope there are seats. I will not be able to handle standing for 5 hours.
     

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    I just called my sister and my 10 year old nephew answered the phone. We chit chatted about school. His favorite subject is Social Studies. They're learning about the Constitution. Smart little kid whom I always enjoy talking to about various things (last year he was overly concerned about racism and I had to straighten him out about a few things, like the fact that the Japanese-American internment camps were not the same as the Nazi death camps. He understood the difference. But it still bothered him a bit that people would be put in camps just because they came from Japan).

    Anyway...I told him I was going to go see John McCain tomorrow and he said he wanted to as well. I've warned him that it's going to be a long wait once we get there, but he's up for it. I asked him who he would vote for and he said McCain. Now it's time to hear why.

    His parents aren't very political (and I just found out this year that my sister has been a registered Democrat since she was 18...I knew she wasn't very bright politically...but come on!!)

    Last I talked to my sister or brother-in-law about the election they were undecided. It will be interesting to hear his opinion and to try to figure out how much of it is influenced by his family, school, or what he hears in general.

    Okay, I admit, I have for years explained the connection of socialism and the democratic party to the kids. I have neat little examples about allowance, chores, and having to give some of their allowance to the lazy kid next door who doesn't complete his chores!! :)

    Kids always make it interesting!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I just got unwittingly caught up in the McCain rally a couple of miles from my house. I was just trying to drive back from lunch, and it took me over an hour to make a ten minute drive.
    That happened to me a couple weeks ago when Obama was in town. :mad:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillygirl View Post
    I just called my sister and my 10 year old nephew answered the phone. We chit chatted about school. His favorite subject is Social Studies. They're learning about the Constitution. Smart little kid whom I always enjoy talking to about various things (last year he was overly concerned about racism and I had to straighten him out about a few things, like the fact that the Japanese-American internment camps were not the same as the Nazi death camps. He understood the difference. But it still bothered him a bit that people would be put in camps just because they came from Japan).

    Anyway...I told him I was going to go see John McCain tomorrow and he said he wanted to as well. I've warned him that it's going to be a long wait once we get there, but he's up for it. I asked him who he would vote for and he said McCain. Now it's time to hear why.

    His parents aren't very political (and I just found out this year that my sister has been a registered Democrat since she was 18...I knew she wasn't very bright politically...but come on!!)

    Last I talked to my sister or brother-in-law about the election they were undecided. It will be interesting to hear his opinion and to try to figure out how much of it is influenced by his family, school, or what he hears in general.

    Okay, I admit, I have for years explained the connection of socialism and the democratic party to the kids. I have neat little examples about allowance, chores, and having to give some of their allowance to the lazy kid next door who doesn't complete his chores!! :)

    Kids always make it interesting!
    I will use that on my daughter before she votes on Tuesday...
     

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    The stories going around my nephew's school are certainly interesting. Let's see...2 snipers were caught in an office building near one of Obama's rallies; a government official called Obama a terrorist and called for him to be killed; and my personal favorite: when Obama worked at an ice cream shop scooping ice cream he used to put cocaine in the ice cream.

    Yes, I did my civic duty and told him all of those things were completely untrue. The last one pained me to do so. But if the kid is going to pick a president, he should do so honestly.

    I did tell him that he did drugs when he was young and that he was friends with a guy named Bill Ayers. My nephew can't understand how he could be nominated for president. He finally said "well, I guess some people will vote for anybody". He's right, unfortunately.
     

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