The Week of Nov. 14, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on November 16, 2011 by sjpenni

The Half-Blood Prince is roughly 8 months away from being born and I am not talking about Harry Potter. William and Kate are expecting. Kate, who wed prince William in April is six months pregnant. No Harry isn’t in the running for the name either. If it is a boy, the possibilities are Edward, Philip or Michael. If it is a girl, the possibilities are Alice or Rose.

Ok so this isn’t the half-blood prince everyone was hoping for, but millions of people are excited for the couple. Millions of people stayed up through all hours of the night to watch William and Kate wed. Millions more are snooping through articles and pictures of the  couple to get the details on the baby-to-be. 

This isn’t the first rumor of a child for the couple but a reliable source of the royal family says this time it is true. They state that William and Kate are preparing three nurseries for their future children. The royal couple is said to be wanting a girl for their first baby. The new rule of succession was passed this year, which states the oldest of the children is the rightful heir regardless of gender. The Queen is said to also want the first child to be a female.


The Week of Nov. 7, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on November 13, 2011 by sjpenni

If you live in Oklahoma, you are aware that we live in “Tornado Alley”, which is mainly the area between the Rocky Mountains and Appliation Mountains that frequently has tornado activity. But in the past recent weeks, earthquakes have hit at least once at week to the point where a majority of Oklahomans could feel it.

We have always had earthquake activity according to Austin Hollan with the  Oklahoma Geological Survey. We have on average 50 earthquakes a year and have had 1,800 since 1977. These earthquakes are only read on seismograph and generally are not felt by the public. On Nov. 5, 2011 this changed. A 4.7 earthquake was recorded in Lincoln County at 10:53 p.m. and an aftershock occurred Nov. 7 at 8:46.

Within this past year, Oklahomans have felt more earthquakes than everbefore. Many say that it is because of oil drilling in the surrounding states, others say there is a new developed fault line under our great state. Regardless of the reason, schools are now doing earthquake drills and earthquake insurance is being bought at an all time high.

The Week of Nov. 1, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2011 by sjpenni

By this time everyone has heard about Republican candidate Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment.  Now the count is up to four women who are accusing Cain of sexual harassment. The first two supposedly happened in the 1990s at  the  NRA . The third  and forth women was also employed at the NRA,  the third has decided to not discuss the case further except through her lawyer’s statements. 

First off  I find it ridiculous how Gloria Alred takes all these mistress’ cases of famous people. Tiger Woods and now Cain’s mistress’? Also, it isn’t unheard of people committing sexual harassment but on 4 people? If this did happen to the first one, the second and twelfth just make us believe that they all are lying.  These women just want to become famous and jump on the money train when they see an opening. 

Cain and his campaign have decided to go on the offense with these accusations. commercials of Cain discussing these accusations and how this is a “circus”. Also, Cain has been on talk shows such as Hannity, and stated “These are absolutely fabrication man”, and Cain says he wouldn’t even flatter women, let alone invite them to his apartment.

The Week of Oct. 24, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 30, 2011 by sjpenni

Even if you aren’t a baseball fan chances are you heard about the World Series this past weekend.  The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to game 7 Oct. The St. Louis Cardinals became World Series Champions  again on Oct. 29, 2011  s when they beat the Texas Rangers  6-2. Every news station, commercial and any other form of communication is incorporating the World Series or the Cardinals into their stories or forms of communication.

If the Rangers would have won their game against the St. Louis Cardinals, it would have been their first World Series win in history. Many people believe they have won before but this is not true. The Rangers are also an expansion team of the Washington Senators, who in return are an expansion team of the Minnesota Twins. The Expansion team has won the World Series but kept the title with the team, even though most of the team was traded and became the Rangers.

By association I am a Texas Rangers Fan. I hardly watch baseball but my friends do and have convinced me to root for the Rangers. I watched the Game from Buffalo Wild Wings and as soon as I saw the “Cards” jumping in a pile I asked the waitress if she could turn the TV off and the music on. This was supposed to the The Rangers Season and they fell short. The Rangers had a great season, and this is the closest time it has come to winning a World Series Game.

The Week of Oct. 17, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2011 by sjpenni

Libya was declared a “liberated” country, after their leader Moammer Gadhafi died on Oct. 20, 2011.  Apparently he died from a unshot to the head or from being captured and beat; different sources confirm different reasons. One possibility states that when he was found, he was found alive hiding in the drainpipes from the rebels.

The Libyan people seem to be pleased with his death; saying they were finally free while cheering in the streets. Gadhalfi’s body is still on display for the public to view.Gadalfi reigned from 1969 to 2011 and many of his people seemed to dislike him as a Head Of State. For a number of different reasons he was ruled as a tyrant and has been facing threat for quite some time. This is time for a new era for the Libyan people.

Libyan people have a chance to experience democracy and  free elections with in two years. They have a plan set to where hopefully within the next two years, they will have a leader whom they voted for and a stable environment. I do not want to say that it is a good thing that anyone lost their life, in any event it is a sad thing, but the positive effects that will come from this will only benefit the people of Libya

The Week of Oct.10, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 16, 2011 by sjpenni

For the past several weeks, the headlines have been focused on the occupy wall street and at other important buildings in the financial district of New York City. The movement has caused at least 25 other similar movements around the U.S.

The protesters are wanting the government to treat the public like it did the banks and bail them out of their debt. The movement has signs that say ” we are the 99 percent”, which is reenforcing their main idea; the government only helps out the one percent of the U.S. which is only the rich.

Whether you’re a liberal or conservative, you can agree that something has to change in our government. Being completely right-wing or left shouldnt be the main qualifications right now; it should be fixing our country that is in debt and helping our people. I am semi-conservative ,but i believe “occupying” anything will help to open our government’s eyes.

The Week of Oct. 3, 2011

Posted in Uncategorized on October 9, 2011 by sjpenni

This week there is no question to what the topic of my post will be. Yeah, I could talk about the protestors on wall street or Amanda Knox finally being released; but I think there is a bigger topic at hand. Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died  on Oct. 5, 2011, after battling  pancreatic cancer. I, along with the rest of the world, am deeply saddened ( as I write this post on my Mac Book).

Jobs started the company Apple in his garage at his house in 1996 and at once was fired from apple. In 1996, he was re-hired and was made CEO of Apple. He has a share in Disney and helped in the creation of Pixar. Without jobs, many of the technology and ideas we have today may not exist.

Jobs was seen as a visionary and revolutionized six different industries. Itunes, Ipad, Ipods, Iphones, Apps; all started because of Jobs. People gathered all over the world at apple stores to pay tribute to the man who started it all.