Thursday, September 28, 2006

Same old, same old...

The Democrats had a very unique opportunity this year to take back what was lost in 1994. Unfortunately they have blown it in a colossal way. Instead of spending time saying what they were going to fix, like the Republicans did in 1994 with the Contract with America, they've resorted to vague statements about "real" national security and how much better they are than the scoundrels that are currently in office. If they'd spent 2005 creating a detailed plan with easy to understand bullet points like the Republicans did in 1994, we'd be in for a landslide power shift.

Fortunately though, they haven't hurt their chances. All of the reputable polls show things shaping up to be a 50/50 congress and a 216D - 219R senate. All in all, not too bad, but it could have been a lot better.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Life in Iraq

I've never really understood what life was like in Iraq after the US invasion until now. This article makes me sad...

Friday, September 15, 2006


Overheard in the office today:

P: "It's 4:27am in Tehran (Iran) right now..."
S: "Which year?"


Friday, September 08, 2006

All in one room...

This just in from our friends at the FRC...

Washington Briefing: Value Voters Summit in Washington,
D.C. The speaker line-up matches any national
political/policy convention: Sen. Santorum, Sen. Brownback,
Attorney General Gonzales, Gov. Huckabee, Gov. Romney, Sean
Hannity, Ann Coulter, Newt Gingrich, Bill Bennett, Rep.
Marilyn Musgrave
, and so many more. As news reports
circulate about the values voter it's time to show that we
are a force to be reckoned with...this is not just a
convention, it's a call to ACTION.

(emphasis added by me)

If that concentration of extreme right wing ideology doesn't scare you, I have no idea what will. What's even scarrier is that our current sitting attorney general will be in attendance. While there is nothing illegal about it, it sure does scare the crap out of me...

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Bailey and the Trumpet

Today Bailey played his first real note on the Trumpet. It was a low C. He was able to match his tone to mine pretty well.