Friday, April 1, 2011

All Fool's Friday

So here's a...wait a minute. That's not a Boobie!
That's not either. Newt Gingrich may be a boob, but he's not a Boobie.
Ah, that's more like it. Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's A National Holiday

Yes, it's the opening day of Baseball! It's my second favorite holiday, and I fully intend to celebrate properly. Oh, and my beloved San Francisco Giants are the proud owners of this:

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Please Don't

Not as big as the national or world news, but I really didn't need to read that Ann Kirkpatrick is looking to run for congress again:

Former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a freshman Democrat ousted in last year's Republican tidal wave, is angling for a rematch against Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz. She told AZ/DC Tuesday that she has made the decision to run for her seat again in 2012.

Kirkpatrick, a Flagstaff resident, said she has heard from her former constituents that Gosar, a Flagstaff dentist, is not responsive to the 1st Congressional District's priorities.

"It's clear to me, now that Paul Gosar has a record, that he is toeing the party line rather than serving the district," she said. "The real key for me is the number of people who I've been hearing from in the district -- and this is Democrats, independents, Republicans and even folks who are actively involved in the 'tea party' -- that they feel he is deeply out-of-touch with the district."

Kirkpatrick said she hopes the 2012 political climate will be more hospitable to her candidacy because it is a presidential year and likely will have a bigger turnout.

Look, I like you, Ann. But you were totally ineffective during your term in congress. You're not a very good campaigner, which you proved by losing to an absolute whacko Paul Gosar. And I'm not saying this just because you turned me down when I volunteered for your campaign in 2010 due to our previous disagreements. It's that if you run, you will lose again.

We need a stronger candidate in AZ-01 for 2012.

Monday, March 28, 2011

There Were Giants In Those Days

Joe Bageant, 1946-2011

After a vibrant life, Joe Bageant died yesterday following a four-month struggle with cancer. He was 64. Joe is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Timothy, Patrick and Elizabeth, and thousands of friends and admirers. He is also survived by his work and ideas.

According to Joe's wishes, he will be cremated. His family will hold a private memorial service.

I hate it when I can't sleep and go online to news like this. R.I.P. Joe, you will be missed.