01 February 2011

Let's try this again...

I'm going to try to post a little more from now on and not take two year breaks.

I'm doing this one from my iPad so hopefully the fact that I'm more mobile will let me do that.

Snowmageddon is upon us. The warning said that 14-18 foot waves hitting the lake sure with some potentially reaching 25 feet! Holy shit balls! Here's to hoping that my clinical gets cancelled tomorrow. I really don't want to be going to the hospital at 6:30 if I really don't need to.

With that said, I'm off to bed to make sure I'm up by 6 so I can check the status. Most likely I will be going...um, yay?

10 November 2008

Check your facts Elisabeth!

Josh always asks why I put myself through this. I almost always get worked up when I watch The View. Today they continued a conversation they started on Friday about the Prop 8 initiative in California. First I got worked up when Elisabeth, once again, got her facts wrong. She, more than once, said that 62% of the voters voted 'yes' for Prop 8. If fact, according to cnn.com, the final vote count, with 100% of precincts reporting, was 52% (5,424,916 votes) yes to 48% (4,932,086 votes) no (cnn.com). This 10% is very important!

This one really got me upset though. Elisabeth tried to squeak this one by, and so far, no one on the show picked up on it. She tried to contend that the right to marry was not being taken away. She said, and I quote: "no one is denied their right to marry, every citizen in the United States has the right to marry, you just have to marry the person of the opposite sex, no one is denied that actual right." Are you serious! If I can find the video clip, I'll link to it.

UPDATE: as promised, here is the video from today's The View.

It's so frustrating, and after watching this again, Whoopie and Joy pick up on an important point. If they didn't believe in your bible, Elisabeth, how could their marriage, not to each other, but in general, be blessed by you? This would include atheists, agnostics, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and countless other religions. I'm glad that these factions never had to fight for their right to marry. How can a land with no national religion rely so heavily on one to pass laws?

04 November 2008

Obama Wins!

May I introduce President-elect Barack Obama.

Tomorrow is truly, truly, a new day. Stand Proud America.

"I've never been so proud of Ohio"

A quote from my friend when they projected Ohio for Obama! Loves it!


CNN reporter is talking from the McCain rally and she said that they turned off the news and is just playing music to a somber crowd! This is so great!

Grant Park Pictures

I took some pictures today from the Sears Tower of the set up for the Rally for Obama.

Even though we decided not to go, I'm a little jealous of those who are.

I can't believe that people WITH tickets were lining up at 8:00 am this morning to get into this rally. WITH TICKETS!

Grant Park Ticket

I just wanted to post a picture of the ticket Josh won to get into the rally in Grant Park Chicago.

We ultimately didn't go because we had a few friends come over and didn't feel right canceling on them.

Note: I altered it because it's not transferable.

30 October 2008

OMG Exxon, OMFG!

I nearly forgot about this. I linked the BBC article because I like to get these kind of stories from a non-US based news agency. I don't really have much to say about this except for, wow!

Should we congratulate them? I know they didn't do anything 'wrong' but seriously?


I'm tempted to call this a self fulfilling prophecy. Here is the story. Palin has a problem with the "gotcha media." But when she has yet to do a press conference and there are only 5 days left until election day, what does one expect from the media beast? Moral: you don't have to pander to the media, just don't piss them off.

Via Politico.


It will be interesting to see how this plays out. How will a white nation in monetary trouble being forgiven be viewed? Here is the story.

This might be my socialist/not quite communist leanings, but what is the use of money if debt is just forgiven at this level, furthermore why do people get so bent out of shape when a group wants to make compassion (healthcare) open for everyone? The Gold Standard was proven to be a farce when currency was made to stand on its own and currency will one day be proven to the the same when we realize that our market isn't a market anymore. What's the use of a 'free' market system when companies are allowed to rise and fall in their own right? If one were to fail, then people would, god forbid, loose their job and be forced to get a new one. Why do we bail out? Because it's human nature to show compassion, although we don't like to admit it, these are socialist ideals and we'll be better people once we finally admit that fact.

Via Andrew Sullivan

This Saturday

Josh and I are going to the Purdue/Michigan game this Saturday. This will be the first time that I'm back at Purdue in roughly 5 years, perhaps more. Of course I'll be rooting for the Boilermakers but I'm really looking forward to showing Josh around. Even though I attended for only a year and I ended up leaving because I didn't like the direction I was heading, the campus is still beautiful. And Josh has gotten to show me around both Mizzou and Texas, so it's time I was able to return the favor.

This will also be a welcome respite from the election coverage, although it's still Indiana so I can't help but feel like something McCain-esque will happen which will infuriate me. We shall see.