Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Interview

For me, this "Interview" started up at Red's blog. If you wish to participate and be interviewed, let me know. I'll send questions which you can copy and answer on your blog.

Here's the questions from Red and the answers from me:

If you could pass just one pearl of wisdom to your grandchildren, what would it be? Mine the Bible and inquire of God, all you need will be found in it.

Could Florida really have made a difference in the presidential election in 2000? I think Florida did make a difference in the 2000 election. I have some very strong views in this area which I won't expound on here other than I think Bush didn't actually "win" the election.

More so, after working so hard on testing the software for the new voting machines that evolved after the 2000 elections and knowing that the software probably STILL is not ready - even though laws were passed to make States compliant by now. Seems to me the fiasco in Florida bought on the fiasco of trying to change all the State's voting systems to meet certain Fed standards, and now the last I heard, Florida is dropping out. And Florida is a crucial state. And even then, with new and different voting machines and procedures, I'm not sure it would make an iota of a difference, not anymore. I believe in my heart now that no election is infallible, that there are multiple ways to tamper with an election. Seems the Feds wanted to make elections more unified from state to state. Before that, the states had a lot of leeway in setting up their elections. Maybe too much. And in 2000 Florida decides who will be president? Not the people, but the political powers? Now, in the backlash and hindsight I don't want to offend Republicans but forcing the states to become uniform seems to me to be opposite of the Republican leaning to make states more powerful and government less powerful. My paranoid nature wants to stand on the White House steps and demand an answer. Perhaps the 2008 elections will prove me wrong with my election worries. I hope.

Our governor is new - so far he seems to be moving in positive directions. Don't know where baby Bush is now. (And enough said about elections since I've become at least a small poster child for political whistle blowing.)

If you could travel through time -- both past and present -- where would you go and why? Oh my, I would do it like the Orient Express - I would start at one point and keep traveling, getting off the train so to speak where I may. Why? Because I have insatiable curiosity and desire to know everything I can know. First hand witnessing of events - yes! I would hang around for some time in the WWII era - because that's when I was born and the period of history fascinates me.

When did your love affair with Costa Rica start? When visiting there about four years ago (I think). Before that, my daughter visited there two years in a row and raved on for two years about Costa Rica. I thought, "yeh, yeh, yeh." But when I went, I too fell in love.

When did you last do something that you knew would be scary, but you went ahead and did it anyway (and feel proud of it now)? Traveling to Albania about nine years ago for my first "out of the USA experience."

9 comments:

mister anchovy said...

I'm game.

d34dpuppy said...

mmmme 2

Candy Minx said...

What a great interview...I have been enjoying these popping up on sites!

Funny how you got dragged kicking and screaming to costa Rica by your daughter and then you too fell in love with it. have you and your daughter ever gone together? Can we see some photos?

Candy Minx said...

I made comments on some earlier posts of yours...catching up sorry to be slow!

Gardenia said...

Candy, I posted photos long ago when I first started blogging (thanks to hattigrace)which I may have deleted when stalker shows up. I'll see what I can find and post up some.

d34dpuppy said...

tha books i read mostly r true murder books r fantasy i do liek history n biographys 2 art i liek escher, tha last piccy u posted bcos it is depression i liek some pollack n dali n joan miro not 2 much of picasso i did c a lotta degas wen i was in ny at tha museam there the best stuff in that museum is the egyptian stuff were i got in trouble 4 touchin a giant rock...mabe thay shouldnt put it were i can touch it if thay dun want me 2 it was cover wi v cool heiroglyphics u no wot i means neways also in there was armor n weapons from tha early days of it it was pretty fancy stuff n people were my size then
that is stuff that amkes me happy :o)

Hattigrace said...

me too.

Four Dinners said...

Go on then. Promise I'll only be economical with the truth.....

Red said...

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions so thoroughly, Gardenia! Great answers!