Friday, August 1, 2008

Odds, and a few Ends


* Well, my housing situation is stabilized (thanks to some help from an unexpected source. Thank you!) and I'll be in the same cave for another month. Not comfortable, but secure, which is better than being homeless. I'm desperately seeking a stable job and a stable new cave. Ah, the American dream.

* Now the media is finally acknowledging that the 2001 anthrax was from Fort Detrick. Due to my being involved in a peripheral part of the investigation (explained in the comments), I've known this all along. But it's awfully convenient that the prime suspect committed suicide before the story went to press. It's a sad side commentary that when I read the news, I assume that the government is lying.

* Can we simplify the 'Obama-McCain' debate? St. Sleazy McCain is REALLY, REALLY BAD! All of the worst of shrub, but with more temper. Obama is not the messiah, just another politician. But he seems to be intelligent and relatively decent. I'm not expecting miracles, just a functioning government. That would be a major step forward from what we have now.

* The indictment of Ted Stevens seems to be clogging up the intertubes. Since it was announced, all my connections have slowed down. Coincidence? I don't think so. At least I haven't been declared a "spam blog" like some have.

Another Friday, Another Boobie

 Blue-footed Booby
Welcome to the month of August.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Party for Shanker

For all my local readers (both of you), there's going to be a party for AZ-01 congressional candidate Howard Shanker ( on Saturday at 5:00pm at The Green Room (formerly Mogollon), and you're all invited. Free buffet, live music, and a chance to talk with a real, live candidate.
This is my favorite type of political forum, as people get into real conversations about the issues that matter to them. I've gotten to know Howard well, and I'm happy to be a volunteer on his campaign, but a lot of folks haven't had the chance to find out about him. This kind of informal "meet and greet" is their opportunity. So if you're in the neighborhood, please stop by the Green Room, 15 N. Agassiz, Flagstaff, AZ. Should be a real good time.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I'm Jealous

I'm jealous...a whole bunch of my river gear is off running the Grand Canyon with a friend of mine, but I can't go with it due to extreme poverty. I hope my gear (and my friend) have a great time.