Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Why I Haven't Blogged in Awhile

Facebook has taken me away from this blog for sometime now. Why? It's much easier to have flowing discussions on FB than here on the blog. For example, here's what I'm talking about today on FB:

My Status update - To quote Nate Silver, if Coakley blows it with an electorate that gives Obama 59% approval, that's very different than if voters are totally fed up with the Dems.

Michelle
I think Im going to be a libertarian from now on. I love Obama, just because he is such an inspiration, but I am fed up with big government, tired of them being in every little bit of business. Im just fed up with Politicians.

Christopher
Amen Michelle...I am going Independant


Susan
I think voters are just plain fed up. Neither party has answers! How disappointing that even though we have a Democrat in the White House, as well as Democrat Pelosi and all her minions in Congress, we're still at a stand still. I'm Republican on most counts, but I'm fairly certain no Republican would be doing any better.

Me
Voters aren't fed up. Most voters don't even pay attention to what's going on (if they did, we'd have much higher voter turnouts). There's a very vocal minority on both wings that are getting all of the press because it sells ad revenue. Most politicians, of both parties, actually care very much about the work they do, but differ on how to best help the country. It's easy to blame politicians, but you you know what? They didn't get there by themselves. We have elections - we put them in office. If we don't like them, we have this wonderful system that allows us to vote them out of office and replace them with someone else. There's so much that actually does get done on the Federal, State and local level that most people don't hear about because it's not mentioned in the 10 second soundbites on the nightly news or the talking heads on TV don't argue over it. Go to your legislators website, read the bills they're working on, write to them to tell them what you think. But most of all, vote. (this PSA brought to you by www.chazthinks.blogspot.com)

Me again
To qualify, voters aren't fed up with the person that "they" voted for, they're fed up with anyone who doesn't do exactly what they want them to do.


Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

Speaking as a black man, the reaction to Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize isn't that surprising - we've faced this our whole lives. None of us has ever deserved a promotion, been accepted into a college, or been qualified for any type of accolades that we've received - there's always a more deserving person who should have gotten it.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Awesomesauce!!!

"You are being shagged by a rare parrot"!!


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

And we're off!


All packed, now to get some sleep before leaving Wednesday for India. A quick flight from National to JFK, then a 14 hour flight to Delhi. Yikes!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

India


The Mrs. and I are leaving for India in a few days. Hopefully, we'll have plenty of 'net access so I can share our journey with anyone who's interested. Until Wednesday, Namaste!

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

This Makes Me Feel A Little Better

I've been concerned about the Obama administration's stance on Gay Rights, in particular their brief on the DOMA case. In reading James McPherson's "Battle Cry of Freedom" - a great book on the Civil War, I came across the following about Lincoln.

"Nor did he go as far as many other Republicans who called for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia and repeal of the fugitive slave law."


The real firebrand at the time in the Republican party was Seward. But it's because he was such a firebrand that he wasn't able to get elected to the Presidency.

Not to different from what we're saying about Obama today. But we don't remember Lincoln as the President who was reluctant to take action on slavery. Instead, we remember him as "The Great Emancipator".

Let's give the brother some time to get things done.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Disappointed

Haven't posted anything in awhile. Just wanted to say how disappointed I am in the administration's brief on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Hopefully, they know what they're doing. They've proven that they're playing the long game, not the short one, but on this one, I don't know.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ouch!

My right shoulder has been killing me for about 2 weeks now. It started when my dog, Kaleb, decided it would be fun to chase a squirrel while I was walking him. He ran off and nearly pulled my arm off. I didn't think much of it at first - I even played a game in goal the following Sunday.

This past Friday while at work - the pain suddenly became unbearable. I suffered through it and even went out for my friend Dan's birthday. Nothing like beer to fix your pain, right? Wrong. By Saturday, I couldn't lift my arm above my head and I finally saw the doctor today. Prognosis? It's my rotator cuff. It's not torn, but it is damaged. I'm looking at a month's worth of rehab now.

Good times.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Found a Blackberry

In a crowd as large as yesterday's, it was inevitable that a ton of cell phones, digital cameras, etc. would be lost. We found one yesterday in Crystal City. If anyone out there reads this and knows who's phone has the following number, leave me a message and I'll do the best I can to get it back to them.

781-718-1062

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What A Day!

video

Today Is The Day We Have Been Waiting For

It's like Christmas, New Years and a birthday all wrapped up together. My thoughts are a jumble right now, don't really know what to say or how to say it.

We're leaving around 7:00 tomorrow morning to catch the bus downtown - we were lucky enough to get tickets for the swearing-in. We've got plenty of under armour, hand warmers, etc. It's gonna be cold, but well worth it. Plenty of pictures and video to follow.