Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sarah Palin: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid!

The Wall Street financial crisis has created a political stir in the presidential campaign. With John McCain committing for all intents and purposes political suicide by "suspending" his campaign so that he can place himself as the hero who saved America from certain economic doom, his running mate Sarah Palin is slowly convincing the electorate of her total ineptitude. For reasons that have now become very obvious, the McCain campaign has continually denied the media any kind of access to Palin. All one needs to do is watch Katie Couric's interview to discover why the McCain campaign doesn't want Palin attempting a Q & A with journalists. I don't know about anyone else, but does Palin's accent remind you of Marge Gunderson from the movie, Fargo? "You betcha!" "You darn tootin!" Here's the link to the scariest parts of the interview. ". . . a close eye on uh . . . the Russians because . . . uh . . . they're like right next door to our state." Are you kidding me? Be afraid, be very afraid!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Here's lookin' at you kid. . .

Here's another classic scene from Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Lots of good subtext going on in this bittersweet scene that went to to define both of these actors.


I just got done watching an interview with Barton Gellman on Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and I have to say, just when my opinion of Dick Cheney couldn't be lower, someone comes along and blows the whistle on yet another nefarious deed by this deplorable administration. Gellman is promoting his book Angler, which is Cheney's code name with the Secret Service. Gellman more or less confirmed my worst fears about Cheney's ruthlessness. Most notably, Cheney's role in the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. His behind closed doors meetings with Republican lawmakers to convince them of the debunked link of Al-Queda and Sadam Hussein and Hussein's "advanced" development of weapons of mass destruction. After all these years, why can't any Democratic lawmakers muster up some courage and start sincere impeachment proceedings other than Dennis Kucinich? Some years ago I can remember listening to a popular morning show here in Los Angeles on KROQ joking about sending their least favorite people on a rocket ship to space, never to return to earth. Well, here's my list of people I would put on that rocket.
George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
Karl Rove
Donald Rumsfeld
Condeleza Rice
John Ashcroft
Alberto Gonzalez
Dana Perino
Rupert Murdock
Roger Ailes
Bill O'Reilly
Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Geraldo Rivera
G. Gordon Liddy
Osama bin Laden
Pat Robertson
and last but not least, Paris Hilton.

Monday, September 8, 2008

A New Calling

This past weekend was eventful as my parents, my sisters Jill and Jamie, and Jamie's husband Dave drove up from San Diego to be a part of my new calling in the Church. I was called to be in our Stake High Council and my Dad was able to ordain me a High Priest. Within the Church there's the stigma of being in the "dry council", where every third Sunday you have to endure talks from the Stake. I hope I can avoid that label and give talks that will keep the congregation awake. Regardless, I'm looking forward to serving with the bretheren in the Council and our Stake President. Many of you have been requesting that I post more pictures of the family on this blog and I try to as new pictures are shot and imported into my laptop. I'll be importing pictures from Aimee's trip to Utah soon. I'm glad to have them back after they were gone for two weeks. I don't like being alone in the house. Yes, I'll admit I enjoyed the quiet for the first couple of days, but then I started feeling lonely and starting to miss the noise of three kids in the house. I don't think I want to let Aimee and the kids leave me alone for that long again. A week I can handle, but two weeks is too long.