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I’m just sick! I’m disgusted with the state of the Republican party! How could a party that is suppose to be conservative, have someone so liberal as their front runner?! I just don’t see how these people that call themselves conservatives can vote for John McCain! THE MAN IS A LIBERAL! Make no mistake about it. JOHN MCCAIN IS A LIBERAL, A LIAR, AND A CON MAN, NO BETTER THAN CLINTON OR OBAMA!
I’m really fuming. What the heck is going on with the GOP? I just can’t believe people are falling for this stuff!
I’m just going to post a link to my friend Mike’s blog entry about tonight’s results in Florida.
http://michael.coxfam.org/index.php/2008/01/29/florida-primary-results/
Check out his entry and my comments on it. Pretty much sums it up. I’m sure I’ll have more to say on the subject, but I first need to calm down. UGGGGHHHHH!

Also, read this article by Mark Levin, The Real McCain Record.

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President Gordon Bitner Hinckley, Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, and President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away tonight. He was surrounded by loved ones and died of “causes incident to age.” He was 97 years old. He lived a life worthy of the highest glories of God. He has now joined his Heavenly Father, his beloved wife, and the prophets of old.
I joined the Church in June of 1996, when I was 14 years old. I immediately loved President Hinckley. Such a sweet and wonderful man that I have come to adore and admire. Whenever I heard him speak, I could just feel the Spirit so strongly and you could hear in his voice and see in his eyes an amazing outpouring of love for all of us. He genuinely loved all the members of the Church, as well as all mankind. He was inspiring. He was an active and strong leader. I couldn’t believe how much he was constantly doing, even in his 97 years of age. I’m sure his strength was given to him from the Lord. He will probably best be remembered for as the “Temple Prophet.” In a span of just a few short years, he more than doubled the amount of temples to over 120 worldwide. He was also known for his book Way to Be! He outlined some important things we need to “be,” like be clean, be honest, be smart.
He was an amazing man, and left an incredible legacy, and I will miss him.
Here’s the article from the Chruch’s website.

I’d like to post his testimony. It is truly uplifting and inspiring.

“I hope that all of you will remember that on this Sabbath day you heard me bear my witness that this is God’s holy work. The vision given the Prophet Joseph in the grove of Palmyra was not an imaginary thing. It was real. It occurred in the broad light of day. Both the Father and the Son spoke to the boy. He saw Them standing in the air above him. He heard Their voices. He gave heed to Their instruction.
“It was the resurrected Lord who was introduced by His Father, the great God of the universe. For the first time in recorded history, both the Father and the Son appeared together to part the curtains and open this, the last and final dispensation, the dispensation of the fullness of times.
“The Book of Mormon is all that it purports to be—a work recorded by prophets who lived anciently and whose words have come forth “to the convincing of the Jew and Gentile that Jesus is the Christ, the Eternal God, manifesting himself unto all nations” (Book of Mormon title page).
“The priesthood has been restored under the hands of John the Baptist and Peter, James, and John. All the keys and authority pertaining to eternal life are exercised in this Church.
“Joseph Smith was and is a prophet, the great Prophet of this dispensation. This Church, which carries the name of the Redeemer, is true.
“I leave you my testimony, my witness, and my love for each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.”
~President Gordon B. Hinckley

April 1, 2006, Sunday morning session of the 176th Annual World General Conference

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We won!

Yesterday, Mitt Romney won 51% in Nevada! So awesome! The next was Ron Paul with like 14%. So we really swept Nevada, even liberal Clark County!
The caucus experience was interesting. This is the first time Nevada’s done one, so definitely a learning experience. I’m glad they have 4 years to improve the process. Hopefully when it’s time to do it again, the Republican Party will be more organized about it, and make people more aware of it earlier.
So, I was the precinct chair over 3 precincts. In one, only 3 people turned out, and they each voted for a different candidate. In another, only one guy came. And in ours, we had nine people, and Romney got 6 votes. The other 3 votes were split between 3 different candidates. Our precinct got 5 delegates to the county convention. Adam and I are both going to be delegates. Two friends of ours from the ward are also going to be delegates, and one other guy is going.
All in all it was a fun experience, and I’m really glad I got to be a part of it. I think next time, I’d like to be involved earlier on in the process.
Last night we had a “caucus party” with a ton of our friends. That was fun, but it always is! We watched the results from South Carolina, where most of us were really hoping for a Thompson victory (as we knew Romney was not going to win there). I really like Thompson a lot, and I’m in favor of just getting McCain and Huckabee defeated. I’m really worried Thompson might drop out of the race now, which would be horrible. He’s got to stay in, at least to just take votes from those two. In my ideal world, I would LOVE to see a Romney/Thompson ticket! How awesome would that be?! Anyhow, we’ve got three wins under our belt (Wyoming, Michigan, and Nevada), and we are leading with delegates. So, we still had plenty of reason to celebrate. Let’s just pray that it keeps up this way!

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Tomorrow’s the day! I’m SOOOOO excited! It’s the Nevada Caucus! Woo-hoo!
I just can’t wait for the caucus tomorrow morning. I’m a temporary precinct chair, and hopefully the caucus chair, for the meeting tomorrow. I say hopefully, because technically there has to be an election to see if anyone else wants to do it. Adam and I are also going to try to be delegates to the county convention. That would be so much fun. I’ve spent time the last two days going and talking to my neighbors and leaving notes for those who weren’t home. Just trying to get people out to the caucus. It’s a great opportunity for us. The advantage of a caucus is that we get to have a say on the whole Republican party platform. That’s so cool. So here at the local precinct level, I have an issue that is important to me. We vote on it, and then it’s off to the county convention. They vote on it, and off to the state convention. They vote on it and bam, national convention. How cool is that?! And, anyone can go to the national convention as a delegate from Nevada. Same thing. Get elected at the precinct, then again at the county convention, then again at the state convention, and you are an official delegate from the great state of Nevada to the National Convention! I just think it’s way neater than a regular old primary because we have so much input.
Hopefully Romney will take the state tomorrow. I’m doing what I can to make it happen.
It’s just all so exciting for me!

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#1 in Michigan!

Mitt Romney came in first in Michigan! This is very exciting, and just what we needed! This puts the number of delegates for Romney at 42. Huckabee is next with 21, McCain has 19, and Thompson has 6. This is the second win for Gov. Romney! Hopefully it will carry over to South Carolina and here in Nevada!
Very Exciting!

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The Bishop’s New Plan

I think the Bishop has come up with a plan to make sure that I come to Church on time.
Sunday, he called me into his office and gave me two callings, one being to do the bulletins for Sacrament meeting (the other is to do the Church magazine subscriptions). Ok, no big thing, I thought. It didn’t register for me yet that I had to get there early on Sunday to make sure everyone got them. Adam later pointed that out to me. Doh! We were there early last Sunday, though. Hopefully the new start time of 10:15 will help. That extra hour makes all the difference in the world.
Then today, he asked me to be one of the speakers in Sacrament. Ugh! When I saw the topic, though, I knew why. Don’t they say that the speakers or teachers always get the most out of it? I think that’s going to prove to be true here, too.
So, I think this is the Bishop’s new plan to get me and the kids there on time. Maybe I’ll start getting things ready on Saturday. Novel idea, huh? We’ll have to see how it goes. But, it will be good for me, and I’m happy to have a calling again. There is something to be said for feeling needed in the ward.

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I’ve been pretty perturbed by the fact that everyone and their brother is talking about the caucuses and primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina, but no one says anything about Nevada. The problem could lie in the fact that ours and South Carolina’s are the same day. But still, Nevada matters! Very few candidates have done much campaigning here. (Of course our Romney campaign is going strong!) But what the heck? Why ignore Nevada?

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