Saturday, November 29, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
If I can't irritate my brother who can I irritate.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Just got Ming the Merciless back from being fixed. The good news is that she seems to be feeling fine and doesn't hurt at all. The bad news is that she's feeling fine and doesn't hurt at all. All she wants to do is run and jump and play. Of course the instructions are none of that for ten days. Good luck.
When we got her they said that she hadn't been friendly. We ask if she bit anyone and they told us no that everyone was afraid to get close enough for her to bite. She growled at me until she realized who I was.
We've got her cage set up with a very nice doggie mattress. Unfortunately one of the cats has decided that is just the best place and she isn't letting Ming in right now.
Oh well, she'll be getting lots of treats for awhile.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Now who would have thought that the Democrats would have paid off a slimy second rate Quisling? When was the last time the Democratic Party as a party actually stood for something, do you think?
What do you think they are thinking about. I originally thought that we would have the time to build a progressive coalition, but now giving what is happing with the automakers, I seriously doubt it.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Went to a writer's conference yesterday. Well actually my wife was the person who (along with two others) organized it and put it on. It was put on by the writers group that I am a member of. I was day labor, so I just went around carrying things, selling things (writers love to come to a place where they get lunch for free and have a table to sell their books).
So while the writers were eating or schmoozing with others or giving their presentations, I sat at their tables and took money and sold their stuff. We discovered a couple of things that next year (this was the first year we did this) we will apply. First: only one person gets the food for breakfast (we had enough bagels to feed an army left over, there were no starving writers there). Second, brown paper lunch bags work just fine for keeping money that we've collected for each separate writer in.
It is amazing to me that there are so many real, not just wanna be writers, out there. There were twelve published -- and I mean really published -- writers there. Novelists, religious and non-fiction writers. Of course, the most popular speaker was the one who told how to make $100,000,00 a year writing. Everyone there is willing to write for nothing, but would not object if someone wanted to pay them huge amounts for doing it.
The other thing that amazes me is the number of people who can write and write well in a city as small as this one. The other thing that amazes me is that there is at least one novelist out there whose forte is writing Amish love stories. That is just weird. She didn't show, but sent some books to raffle off.
So in the end I got to see no presentation, but I did meet several writers and all were very pleased to meet me because I had money to give them.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So any rate we all need to remain vigilant and continue to fight, cause this thing isn't over by a long shot. The quote: "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Is noble, but kind of tiring when you think about it.
But hell, what else you gonna do? So the job has just started.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I gave to Obama and Mary Jo Kilroy who is running for congress in Columbus. She has been heavily involved in Columbus politics as a Democrat for about twenty years. You've got to figure that certainly is a dues paying time. She is a good progressive/liberal and I hope she wins. I first met her when I was in law school there.
Going out tomorrow to canvas for Obama. Keep your fingers crossed and remember our motto here at camp: Clean Mind, Clean Body. Take your pick.
No wait our motto here is: The best is the enemy of good enough. Go Obama. Socialism now, socialism tomorrow, socialism forever. (Don't tell anybody, it's a democratic secret.)