Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The really interesting thing is that conservatives have finally woken up to the fact that they are conservatives and have started worrying about deficit spending, the debt, and a European style social safety net. After Bush's record of record spending with nary a peep from the right, one might even say it's cynically refreshing.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Money quote: "There is no conceivable force the United States can deploy to pacify Afghanistan."
Monday, January 26, 2009
I will admit that I am easily swayed by lofty arguments, so reading the above article helped alleviate some of the leftover anxiety from last week's op-ed by Robert J. Barro decrying Keynesian economics in the WSJ. I now know what taking a tranquilizer feels like.
The St. Petersburg Times has put together "The Obameter" to track the ~500 promises that President Obama made on the campaign trail. It's only fitting that our Tampa resident grizzley bear's home newspaper is putting this together. I haven't yet gone through each of the 500, but I'm guessing that I'm only going to want the President to keep about 2/3 of his promises.
You can browse the President's promises by subject here.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
That's a lot of balls to juggle. Here's to our new President's negotiation skills!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Future 2009 hikes include Mt. Humphreys, Reavis Ranch, Four Peaks, and Brins Mesa.
The second new activity is cycling. Not necessarily brand new, but new within the past two years. I bought my tri-bike almost three years ago, rode it for a year, then decided that I didn't like riding it as much as what I could be doing instead (i.e., running). Well one of my brothers decided to drag me back into cycling. So we compromised. On Saturdays, we now run 10+ miles and then bike 20+ miles. It's been a lot of fun. He tells me that cycling first, then running would be a different story, but for now, I don't believe him.
Before I forget dear readers, I thought you'd like to know that Liz likes it when I spend at least half of the day walking around the house in my cycling tights. I try and try to go get cleaned up, but she keeps making me food or asking me to stand on chairs and get things down or move this or move that. Gotta please the pregnant one!
And now back to our regularly scheduled news of war, famine, pestilence, and economic hardship (in that company, economic hardship sounds downright pleasant).
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
I think that Weird Al needs to remake "Rock Me Amadeus".
"Unemployment, unemployment. Unemployment. Oooh, rock me unemployment!"