Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Freddie Mercury

A moment of silence for one of the greatest vocalists of all time, the one and only Freddie Mercury. He passed away eighteen years ago today.

I'll link to a vid later when I'm at home and not behind a firewall that blocks YouTube.

UPDATE: Here we go.

I get chills listening to him.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Obama on Facebook

Slate has been doing a great series where they have a faux-Facebook page for the President. It's all done for humor, of course, and the star of the show is Joe Biden. The current update has Biden volunteering to do mammograms for women that need them.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weekly Secret


Not knowing what happened thirteen years ago makes it hard to make any sort of judgment here, but I do know that there is a lot of pain here and there probably is on the other side as well. Now is as good a time as any to begin work to patch up any family rifts for anyone out there. Don't let more time go by.

A Charter School to Watch

This is interesting. I'm going to have to get more info on their curriculum and methods.

Lieberman is Worthless

Even when confronted with lies, Lieberman still peddles them.

"This is a kindof [sic] 11th hour addition to a debate that's gone on for decades," Lieberman told reporters tonight. "Nobody's ever talked about a public option before. Not even in the presidential campaign last year."

I asked in response, "How do you reconcile your contention that the public option wasn't part of the presidential campaign given that all three of the [leading Democratic] candidates had something along the lines of the public option in their white papers?'

"Not really, not from what I've seen. There was a little--there was a line about the possibility of it in an Obama health care policy paper," Lieberman said.


I said, "And at the time Senator Clinton, and John Edwards also had..."

"Edwards probably had it more than anybody else," Lieberman said. "But Clinton, Obama, McCain--I don't see it. Anyway, I'm opposed to it."

Thanks, Connecticut. You did good.

Not Worrying About the Next Election

This is a story I would like to read about more often. Michael Bennett (D-CO) has said that he will vote for health care reform even if it costs him his seat. Perhaps it's naively idealistic, but I wish more politicians thought like this. I think that they should stand up and do the right thing even if it means they lose a re-election bid. There is something craven about not supporting a position or cause because you are worried about losing your job especially when your job is in public service. Unfortunately for us, the vast majority of politicians are in politics to serve their own ends and are only concerned with doing what's best for themselves. Even if a member of Congress took a position that I disagreed with, I could respect them if they said they were more concerned with doing what they felt was right than getting votes.

I guess I like people with principles.