Tag: politics

  • The first 100 days

    I was going to post my wishlist for the new President-elect, but I think that the ACLU has done a mighty fine job here.  See also the Flickr pool for posting picture messages.

  • Bad photo composition

    Picture from MSNBC’s front page… “McCain: He even vomits patriotism!”  Hey everyone, go vote tomorrow because I can’t.  If you can’t decide who to vote for, I can recommend Obama. 🙂

  • Lay off McCain/Palin?

    From MSNBC: McCain’s campaign on Wednesday angrily called for an end to questions about its review of Sarah Palin’s background, deriding a “faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee” for vice president. Don’t get me wrong here – I agree with what Obama said last week – family is off-limits, and […]

  • Clinton and Cleavage

    There you have it: two words that both begin with “C” that I never thought I’d write in the same sentence. Clinton. Cleavage. If you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, apparently Hillary Clinton wore a somewhat low-cut blouse on the Senate floor, and the Washington Post is tearing her to bits […]

  • Washington Initiative 831

    I just stumbled across a blog about Washington State politics called [HorsesAss.org](http://www.horsesass.org/). In the blog’s [About](http://www.horsesass.org/?page_id=2227) page, it talks about how it got its name. Apparently, the author of the blog (David Goldstein) submitted [initiative 831](http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2003-04/Htm/Initiatives/Initiative%20To%20The%20People/INITIATIVE%20831.htm) back in 2003. It’s hilarious, especially if you’ve been in Washington State for the past few years. Initiative text […]

  • HGTTG and Current Politics

    Watching TV this week, you can't escape the fallout from Rep. Foley's little escapades with e-mails and instant messaging with Pages on the Hill. Of course, the House Majority Leader is parading about on the news trying to minimize the fallout to the Republican Party. One thing that we've noticed is that Dennis Hastert has […]

  • Worst written news article ever

    So, I'm reading the MSNBC article talking about the denial-of-service attack on Joe Lieberman's website (article here). I'm always amazed with the over-simplification that journalists use when they write stories: The Joe2006.com Web site was hosted on a computer named ThePlanet.com, a Web server computer that also hosts about 70 other Web sites. Many of […]

  • Republicans standing up for … Democrats?

    Now, at first, that may seem odd. But the Republicans and this particular Democrat have something in common – apparent ethics problems. Seems the Republican leadership is saying that the Department of Justice has overstepped their bounds, and they're promising an investigation: WASHINGTON — The FBI's weekend search of the House office of a Louisiana […]

  • State of the Union, Follow-Up Actions

    So, after hearing the State Of The Union last night, I was looking forward to the next steps as far as getting the education system back in growth mode as it relates to math and sciences. Maybe, restoring some of the National Science Foundation budget that the Republican congress yanked out. Maybe boosting student loan […]

  • A Little R&R At Work

    I'm all for work life balance. I check the news websites quite frequently at work, I'll check my home e-mail while I'm at work, etc. But when things need to get done, or if there's something important going on, I'll push my personal life aside and bury myself in whatever it is I need to […]