Personal Profile

Personal Profile

These questions about my personal life are from a questionaire I filled out for American Candidate. 


1.. WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP STATUS? CIRCLE AS MANY AS APPLY.

MARRIED

2. IN WHAT U.S.CITY AND STATE WERE YOU BORN? Torrance, CA

3. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR ETHNIC OR CULTURAL BACKGROUND? White, very white

5. DO YOU LIVE ALONE? NO

6. IF NO, WHO DO YOU LIVE WITH AND WHAT IS THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO YOU?
Michael Hancock – Husband

My son

Harry – Cat,  Sally – Cat

7. WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT YOUR LIVING SITUATION?
My husband. I love being married to him and hanging with him and all the domestic stuff that goes with it.

 

Political Profile

Political Profile

My political profile from the American Candidate questionaire.


8. ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? YES
9. IF YES, WITH WHICH POLITICAL PARTY ARE YOU REGISTERED? Democrat

11. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF POLITICALLY? I am a realist with liberal ideals. Very progressive. Economically – I am a follower of Hayuk, yet, liberally oriented in social policies and issues of civil and human rights.

12. HAVE YOU EVER RUN FOR OFFICE OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING STUDENT GOVERNMENT)?
NO

13. IF YES, TELL US ABOUT IT: n/a

14. IF YOU COULD DISTILL YOUR CANDIDACY TO ONE "BIG IDEA" (OR THEME), WHAT WOULD IT BE? Its time for a President who isn't afraid to actually solve our problems.

15. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE PRESIDENT? I feel I have a civic obligation to serve my country.

16. WHY WOULD YOU BE A GOOD PRESIDENT? Reasonable intelligence, lots of common sense, a good ability to analyze problems and come up with innovative and effective solutions to problems.

17. WHAT WOULD YOUR CAMPAIGN SONG BE?
Meet El Presidente – by Duran Duran on their Notorious album or, Time is on my side – by the Rolling Stones.

18. WHAT WOULD YOUR CAMPAIGN SLOGAN BE? It's Time

How I Think

How do I think?

From the American Candidate questionaire – questions and answers about my role models, what I would do with

a million dollars, etc.


27. WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?
Camus: He was a brilliant thinker, and willing to act on his compassion. His

stance on a variety of issues, his writings, especially his "Letter to a German Friend," "Return to Tipasa," and the speech he gave

to the Catholics ("An Unbeliever to the Believers") are very influential in my thinking about responsibility to my fellow humans.

28. IF

YOU COULD GIVE A MILLION DOLLARS TO ANY CHARITY, WHICH CHARITY WOULD YOU CHOOSE AND WHY? The one I work for. The Humanists of Florida Association. Most

other charities are already well established and while they need money, they have enough of a support base that my money won't make any significant

changes. A $1million endowment to my organization would provide base revenue to maintain a minimum level of support to create some stability for the

organization.

29. IF YOU WERE GIVEN A MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
I would happily pay the taxes due on such a windfall. Then,

I would pay off the mortgage on our residence, and purchase a Mercedes station wagon (my dream car). The rest (about 1/2million) would go into a

financial vehicle that would pay out income to my husband and me over time.

30. (FILL IN THE BLANKS)
AS PRESIDENT, my dislike of mediocrity

IS WHY I SHOULD BE FEARED.

31. AS PRESIDENT, my compassion for humanity IS WHY I WILL BE LOVED.

In My Whitehouse

In My Whitehouse

What kind of

individuals would I bring into my administration, and who would I steer clear of.


32. IN MY WHITE HOUSE, THERE WOULD BE: People with high I

Q s, Trans-gendered individuals, and no-discrimination except against petty stupid people.

33. IN MY WHITE HOUSE, THERE WOULD NOT BE: Anyone

who did not accept the basic tenet of science and/or rejected the theory of evolution. I want people who can think critically about claims to be part of

my administration. People who reject science and evolution are clearly unable to discern between competing claims what is true and what is false.

Without the best information available about the reality of any given situation, it is impossible to develop solutions to problems that actually work.

People, who dismiss reality for what they wish was real, are unable to solve problems effectively.

34. IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT, WHAT PUBLIC HOLIDAY

WOULD YOU INTRODUCE? Either Human Rights Day on Dec 10th, or International Workers Day on May 1st (the day the rest of the world celebrates the 40-hour

work week. – which was a right won by the American labor movement, but one that American workers have forgotten about.

Leaders

Political Leaders

Who do I admire, and who do

I dislike in politics (from 2004)


35. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE AMERICAN PRESIDENT?
Jackson WHY? Stud. Handsome stud. He's not on the

20 for no reason. He was our most handsome president. Oh, and he transformed the nature of the presidency through shear charisma.

36. WHO IS YOUR

LEAST FAVORITE AMERICAN PRESIDENT? Taft
WHY? Well, aside from the fact he was a fat slob, he also presided over a major financial scandal that

passed public oil land to his friends for pennies.

37. WHAT CURRENT POLITICAL LEADER (ACTIVE WITHIN LAST FIVE YEARS) DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
Koizumi, the Prime Minister of Japan WHY? Despite a scandal, he is a good reformer who has tried to take on the mafia and change the power structure

of the country and still get re-elected. He is not perfect by any means, but he is a very charismatic person with some good ideas about moving his

country forward, even though the thought of changing their constitution to allow for an offensive military scares the crap out of me.

38. WHAT

CURRENT POLITICAL LEADER DO YOU LEAST ADMIRE? Karl Rove
WHY? He is an evil fundie theocrat. Anti-American to the core.

Spirituality

Religion/Spirituality

HOW DO YOU DEFINE

YOUR RELIGION/SPIRITUALITY? I am an atheist and an agnostic. I don't know if there is a god or gods, but I don't believe that there are. That

being said, I don't think the question of is there or isn't there is a very interesting question to discuss. It is a personal matter of opinion,

nothing more. I agree with the Universal Church Triumphant of the Apathetic Agnostic. I don't know and I don't care. To me it is more important

to know if a person is a good person and it is perfectly clear to me that belief or non-belief is not an accurate predictor of goodness. As I said, no

group corners the market on stupidity. What I care about, and is a requirement for friendship with me is 3 basic qualities, that are independent of any

religion or creed. If a person is ethical, responsible and compassionate, they are a good person. If they are lacking even one of these qualities, they

are not someone I will trust or be friends with. Religious beliefs are irrelevant. I don't care how someone gets to the point that they have these

qualities, just that they have them.

 Philosophically – I am a Humanist!

Personal Qualities

Personal Qualities

67: WHAT ARE

YOUR THREE BEST QUALITIES?
1. Ethical

2. Responsible

3. Compassionate


68: WHAT ARE YOUR THREE WORST

QUALITIES?
1. Confidence that can be read as being egotistical

2. Self centered at times, it's all about me

3. I can be short with

people sometimes

69: DO YOU CONSIDER ANY TOPICS TO BE OFF-LIMITS IN CONVERSATION? No, but then again, there are plenty of topics I will not

introduce into a conversation myself. But if someone else brings up a subject, I will be happy to discuss it with him or her.

70: WHAT KINDS OF

SUBJECTS DO YOU TALK MOST ABOUT AROUND YOUR FRIENDS? Politics, movies, music, food.

71: WHAT KINDS OF SUBJECTS DO YOU TALK MOST ABOUT AROUND

YOUR FAMILY?
Science, politics, our work, and our suspicion that cats are superior creatures and are really gods, TV shows, bad commercials, what

we want to eat.

72: DO YOU EVER FEEL INTIMIDATED BY OTHER PEOPLE? IN WHAT KINDS OF SITUATIONS? Not normally. I am comfortable around all sorts. I

have dealt with people from all economic backgrounds and have stood my ground against people who have millions of dollars. I have quite an ego on me,

and view myself as the equal of any person. And, as a humanist I know that people are just people, they have the same concerns and fears I have, and

they all have to use the bathroom, same as me. I remember feeling really nervous when I met Spandau Ballet when I was younger. Martin tried to talk to

me and I was so nervous I just shrugged in answer to his question. I did manage to share a couple of words with Tony, but with Martin and Gary, I was

incapacitated by nerves.

Best and Worst Days

Best Day/Worst Day

74: DESCRIBE THE BEST DAY

OF YOUR LIFE THUS FAR: There are many days, like the day I first saw Loretta move on an ultrasound. The day I got married, or the day I met my first

dolphin. However, I have to say, my best ever day was a day I had while living in Los Angeles, which was a day I could only have in Los Angeles. I went

cross-country skiing in the morning. Went boogie boarding in the afternoon and went dancing at a club at night. It was a great day.

75: DESCRIBE

THE WORST DAY OF YOUR LIFE THUS FAR: Loosing my daughter Loretta.  

Crazy

Craziness

76: WHAT'S THE CRAZIEST THING

YOU'VE EVER DONE? Chinese Fire Drill on a bus in Shanghai or Hiking nude in Hawaii.

77: WHAT'S THE BIGGEST SCAM YOU'VE EVER PULLED?

It was more of an April Fools Day joke. There was a very bad volunteer I inherited when I began work at the LASPCA. Her name was Donna. Anyway, it

didn't take me long to fire her (and yes, you can and should fire volunteers when they are more trouble then help and this one definitely fit that

qualification). My boss, Lt. Havard, took some flack from Donna's supporters to keep her on, and I told him that I would not be responsible for her

actions, since she did not recognize the authority of any of the staff that had supervised her. He fired her the next week after she refused to adopt a

dog to Shari Bellefonte, despite the fact that it was not her decision to make. April 1st 2 years later, me and the shelter supervisor played a joke on

Lt.Havard and told him that Donna had called and was planning to come by and that she had something to discuss with him. He was so nervous he had a

really long meeting with our President in order to plan and prepare for Donna's arrival. He was so nervous and upset that we broke the joke early.

It was really funny because he was really upset.