getting locally political

I was once a more active political creature in DC. These days, I pick my battles a bit more judiciously, preferring to expend my energy toward things that keep me interested, where the frustrations can lead to progress. But this current Democratic primary season (yes, I'm a Democrat, though one…

random thursday rant

A few random thoughts about recent happenings in DC: I'm dismayed that the DC Council's monthly breakfasts tend to be lavish affairs, especially when the Council is dealing with high levels of unemployment, corruption, and whatnot. Yesterday's breakfast had a rather flashy spread, complete with individual glass bottles of Voss…

monday musings – mid-week edition.

Stuff that's been in my head: Long before Markos at DailyKos said it, I argued that Obama's secret way of funding the bailout package is to name high-profile tax evaders to his cabinet and other high-level governmental positions: as they are named, they are vetted, smoked out and must pay.…

what a night!

Much more to be said once I get some sleep. Canvassing in Virginia was good - and Obama won both the state and the county where I volunteered! And Obama won the presidency by running an active race in all 50 states, showing that the only way to win is…

get out and vote!

Vote today! It matters no matter where you live in the United States! VOTE! I did it this morning, and so should you! VOTE! I'm now heading into Virginia to help turn out the vote for Obama and Biden. VOTE! To find your polling place, click here. To see my…

the stars align

In this case, the stars are Ron Howard, Henry Winkler and Andy Griffith.... ... ... ... supporting Barack Obama! Now Ron and Henry are no surprise, but Andy is a stunner. I would've pegged him as a McCain guy - I'm so happy to be wrong. Enjoy the short walk…

miscellaneous ramblings

Here's a summary of what's been going on in my life of late: Over the long weekend (a.k.a. Columbus Day weekend - or "Insanely Politically Incorrect Federal Holiday Weekend") sprite and I went to New England for three things: a wedding, visiting family, and a bike ride. We got to…

seven years later, i’ve moved on

I read a newspaper story today that said "The world hasn't stopped turning since the towers came down and the Pentagon smoldered and the earth was torn in a Pennsylvania field." Yet for the Republican party (and certain Dems and "independent Democrats"), it's as if the world did stop, then…
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