Really Congress?

Today’s headline:

“Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), will resign from Congress after being convicted of cocaine possession.”

Not all that shocking, Congressmen are people too, easily tempted by the opportunities afforded by their rock star like paychecks. But here is the story line that really caught my attention:

“The House Ethics Committee created an investigative subcommittee in December to determine whether any of Radel’s actions violated the chamber’s rules.”

Really Congress?  You need to form a committee to determine if it’s unlawful for Congressmen to purchase cocaine?  I’m kinda thinking that’s a no-brainer. but what do I know.

Post Election Supporters

At first, I thought it was just me.  Now I am POSITIVE it is happening.  Someone is stealing all the McCain bumper stickers and magnets!  It must be democrats; surely the proud Republicans wouldn’t strip them off that fast – many of them still show off their “W” stickers.  Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for stealing these from proud Republicans.  We should honor the right of ANYONE to proudly state their beliefs even when that belief is a proven loser.

Something even more peculiar though, is the increasing number of Obama stickers.  There are definitely way more proud supporters now than there were before the election.  How does that happen?  If you are one of those who just recently (post election) purchased, placed or uncovered weapons of mass Obama support, please let me know why by taking my exit poll below.

[Obama Poll closed]

Universal News

In a semi-surprise move by the International Astronomical Union, the planet Pluto has been downgraded to dwarf planet after years of criticism and suspicion by the Bush Administration. Bush has been hinting for sometime that Pluto is not spherical or large enough to maintain it’s planetary status with Earth and it’s neighbors.

In 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and then NSA chief Condelezza Rice sent a communicade to Pluto requesting immediate inspections. As of this date, no reply has been forthcoming.

The downgrading action is seen by many as just a forebearer to military intentions of the Bush administration. It is yet to be seen whether planetary aid will continue to be sent to the ex-planet.

Election Training ’05

Why did I do this? WHY? Apparently I blocked out all the madness from my election training last year by the time they called and asked me to do it again this year. Apparently, I had forgotten that I hated working the polls so much that I wrote a song about it and produced a video. Maybe because it’s only a special referendum election, I thought it would be simpler. Maybe since they asked me to be a manager this year which means different people and different classes, I thought things might actually be, well…different.  Continue reading “Election Training ’05”

The Poll Worker Blues

*12 bar blues – capo 1st fret

I just want to learn the process
So I thought I’d volunteer today
Although the county gave me training
It was in a very geriatric way

These blue haired’s are about to drive me crazy
Please stop me from killin’ Ida Mae
I got those Poll Worker blues baby
And I can’t wait to get back home today

On the day of the election
I watched ole’ folks puffin’ out their chests
They were strivin’ for perfection
finding fault in whatever you might suggest

These blue haired’s are about to drive me crazy
Please stop me from killin’ Ida Mae
I got those Poll Worker blues baby
And I can’t wait to get back home today

Don’t you know there’d be a run-off
Just one race on a rainy day
I spent 12 long hours in the school gym
trying to organize a friendly dodge ball game

These blue haired’s are about to drive me crazy
Please stop me from killin’ Ida Mae
I got those Poll Worker blues baby
And I can’t wait to get back home today!

Radcon TV

Well isn’t this special. TV stations across the country are now afraid to air the movie Private Ryan scheduled to be aired by ABC on Veterans Day. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, with Bush being re-elected, new Republicans in Congress and recent FCC fines, broadcast stations are running scared. So here in Atlanta, we get to see Return to Mayberry instead.

Darker Days

I tried to blog yesterday, but I just couldn’t do it. I woke up this morning thinking today would be better. I can move on now and quit arguing with people, even in jest, about this stupid freaking election. It is just a presidential election for Cry-sakes, they happen every four years and it’s just one person; more of a figurehead anyway. Right? Then why am I so down about this? Still. Continue reading “Darker Days”

Election Training

Well I am catching enough grief for this at home, I may as well post it here so everyone can have some fun at my expense. When it comes right down to it, that’s why I’m here.

Okay, so I love politics. I’m not sure why, but it just fascinates me. Take the whole election process for example, I love how it works. So much so, that I thought I might volunteer to be an election clerk. I thought it would be a great way for me to learn about the process and see how it really works so I sent in an application which was promptly accepted. I was excited about going to the training class but when I got there I had two surprises. Continue reading “Election Training”

Bushism

Long day included over 4 hours at my second job at the Flight School. Watched the Braves come from behind to beat the Astros then started packing for our weekend trip to Sea World. We’re having “Dinner with Shamu”. I have this mental image of a big giant fish sitting at a little table drinking from a cup while holding his pinky fin out. I’m pretty sure killer whales can’t talk, so how’s he gonna ask us where we’re from and did we have a nice trip? Oh well, he’s done this a million times, I’m sure he has the small talk covered. What do you bet he’s a steak eater?

“We will never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people.”

— George W. Bush August 5, 2004.