September 21, 2009 in Will It Never End
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September 20, 2009 in The Smokie Awards
Before we get down to the business of the awards, there is one matter that must be discussed. As you know, Rene Sance has selflessly volunteered to shoulder the burden of approximately 50% of the Smokies for us. Although new, he did an extraordinary job last week. However, one minor issue arose that demands attention. Virus, our employer, said: “@Rene: I think you should nominate yourself for a Smokie for that one. Made me snort like a little piggie, that did.” That “suggestion” was ignored.
August 21, 2009 in Rants
A loaded gun is a rich and dazzling metaphor in the poetry of Emily Dickinson. However, a real loaded gun brought into public, such as a crowd of protesters outside of a town hall meeting with the the President of the United States is not a metaphor. It is not a symbol. It is a serious threat to public safety. This is a matter of basic commonsense: bringing a weapon to a political rally is a provocation to violence.
In a first-person article posted on the conservative website Townhall.com on January 16, 2009, former Ohio Secretary of State – also former RNC Chairman candidate – Ken Blackwell encourages conservative members of Congress to vote against President Obama’s stimulus plan, which targets economic re-advancement and recuperation. (The bill aims for 80% privately created jobs, and could create more than 600,000 new federal jobs.)