FYI – Update for Adobe Acrobat Reader

I know I’ve posted a number of PDF files here, so I thought I would let folks know about version 9 that is available at …. 

I debated over whether to upgrade o not, but am glad I did, because version 9 loads probably twice as fast as the last version did, and they have started a new thing where you can store, share and create pdf files online for free.  if you go to you can get more details on this cool free feature.

For those of you that are wondering if I get some kind of kickback for posting this info, I can assure you I don’t get anything for it, and am posting this as a sort of public service announcement as a courtesy to folks who want faster access to the PDF files I post here.

Democratic Party Values

Here’s some info about the Democratic Party also from a California website with a link at the end.  As before with the other parties, I do not feel this is a comprehensive list of value held by the party, but it seems to be a good starting point.


With Iraq in a quagmire and the economy hurting, led by the housing crisis, America needs change.

After our primary, Democrats and Independents must rally around our nominee to ensure the change we need.

Democrats have long fought to create a vibrant economy, improve education, ensure public safety and national security, expand access to health care, and help the struggling middle class.

Democratic accomplishments and priorities under House Speaker Nancy Pelosi include:

First minimum wage increase in 10 years

Education reform to ensure America leads the world in research and technology

A military pay raise

New quality care standards for wounded troops and veterans

Tough rules to establish highest ethical standards in Congressional history

By electing a Democrat to the White House and Democrats to Congress, we will continue fighting for:

Responsible economic stimulation and job security for working Americans

A woman’s right to choose

Protection of Social Security and Medicare

An end to the war in Iraq

Greater energy independence

Voter Information Guide.

American Independant Party Values

  Here’s info on the values held by the American Independant Party taken word for word from a California website.  A link to the originating website is at the end of the post.  I don’t consider this to be a comprehensive statement on what defines the values of the independant party, but I do feel it is a starting point.


The American Independent Party is the party of ordered liberty in a nation under God. We believe in strict adherence to written law. We believe the Constitution is the contract America has with itself. Its willful distortion has led to the violation of our Tenth-Amendment-guaranteed right to limited government—which inevitably requires oppressive taxation. Its application will lift that burden.

Freed from the lawless oppression of Liberal rule we may then compassionately and justly use our energy and ingenuity to provide for ourselves and our families. We will then establish truly free and responsible enterprise and reassert the basic human right to property.

We believe in protecting all human life however weak, defenseless, or disheartened; endorse the family as the essential bulwark of liberty, compassion, responsibility, and industry; and declare the family’s right and responsibility to nurture, discipline, and educate their children.

We assert the absolute, concurrent Second-Amendment-guaranteed right of individuals to self-defense coupled with a strong common defense, a common defense which requires a national sovereignty not damaged by imprudent treaties. We oppose all illegal immigration. We support secure borders and immigration policies that invite the best of the world to join us in freedom.

Voter Information Guide.