I got some shit to say. And I'm lazy.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ahh, my Spurs

are surging again, winners of six straight and 9 of 10. I hope you decide to come back Brent. We love you!

P.S. does anyone even read this anymore?

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

And The Hits Just Keep Coming...

After waiting for what seemed a ridiculous amount of time to pull a lever, I walked towards the G train completely dejected. Not because of the candidates themselves, but because of the ineptitude or general lack of interest in the democratic process that the people running the polling places have. I feel bad for them, don't get me wrong, having to put up with people in a hurry (why employers don't grant people clemency on days like this is beyond me)and doing it mostly on a volunteer basis, but I mean, COME ON. When I got there it took them thirty minutes to figure out which district I was in, even though I live on the same block as the voting site! Then, and all apologies to the woman who looked me up, because she had apparently not brought her correct eye wear, she couldn't spell my last name. Everyone who reads this either lives in the same city and state that shares my surname, or is back in TX with that self same surname. Then, to add injury to insult, the man ahead of me had to stop them because they gave him a DEMOCRATIC ballot when he had flat out told them he was a registered REPUBLICAN. He had to loudly explain this to the voting booth operators several times. I felt bad for him. Although, apparently he voted for Mitt Romney, so I don't know how truly bad I can feel.

But this little tidbit brightened up my day. My guy may be out, but it's good to know his message meant something to some. Happy Primaries!!

No More 'Pink Houses' For McCain
By Brandon Barker
Feb 5th 2008 12:20PM

Whether he was lobbying for a John Mellencamp endorsement for his presidential bid or simply looking for a rousing, all-American song to rally his supporters, we will never know. Because, according to Rolling Stone, the popular heartland rocker has quietly asked Republican Sen. John McCain to stop playing "Our Country," "Pink Houses" or any other Mellencamp tune at his political events.

Mellencamp, a balladeer of middle class sufferance, is a Democrat and, until recently, a supporter of John Edwards' 2008 presidential campaign.

'There ain't no Pink Houses in Arizona!'

'I didn't mean THAT kind of Cougar!'

Me thinks that The Boss owes ole' Johnny Coug a cold one.

Super 'Tude Day

In the summer of 1992, right before the Democratic National Convention, it was announced that Bill Clinton would select Al Gore as his running mate. I remember this not from AP News bulletin or CNN, but rather my parents talking excitedly about it to one another in hushed tones at the dinner table. The old man had just come home from another day of making beer, and it was late summer. My mother was so excited she could barely contain herself. (this in and of itself is extremely rare.) She told him all about what she'd seen on the news that day, and he took it in, thoughtfully, as the old man takes in pretty much anything.

That image has stuck with me for the last 16 years, and now, as we are here, at the dawn of Super Tuesday, I find myself thinking on it again. I want to feel that excitement that they felt as we are down to the wire in essentially deciding what candidate the Democratic party will choose, and for that matter, the Republicans. The one I believed most in let himself be excused from the table last week, and make fun of me all you want, but dammit, I believed John Edwards when he spoke, and I got emotional watching his exit speech. I now have to pick someone, anyone, for tomorrow, and I am vasilating wildly. I think both Hilary and Barack have something to offer, but I'm not sure I totally buy into their whole package.

Anyway, that's it. Get out and vote, mofos.

Also, congrats to the New York Giants. What a great game. I'm sad that history wasn't made, but I'm also more sad at the way some people choose to celebrate victory. Making jokes about violence towards women is never funny.

Yea, never.

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