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WTF?

Women who do this are selfish, evil bitches. And that's putting it mildly and politely.

It happens more than you think.

Trust me.

[Update]

I wanted to add a few more thoughts.

It may be considered 'old-fashioned' but to my way of thinking the ONLY way to approach having a child is when it's a thought-out and agreed upon step by two mature adults in a loving, committed relationship.

Otherwise, don't do it. Because when all is said and done, it is the child that will have to suffer for the actions of the selfish parent...in this case, the mother.


One Of Those Nites

* Shoveled snow at night. Just because I felt like it.

* Expressed an honest opinion about something even tho no one will agree with me. S'ok, it's still my opinion.

* Decided a night with peace and quiet is more important than watching tv.

* Am entranced by Flickr tonite

* In a really really pensive mood where I don't feel like talking to anyone

* Realizing that being anal retentive on balancing your financial life is a good thing

* Feeling mentally stronger than I have in ages

That's all I've got for now. Calling it a night.

NNSD.


Hate Is A Pretty Strong Word

But I hate drugs. I do.

FUCKIN' HATE THEM.

Hate how they are addicting.

Hate how they prey on weak people.

Hate that they ruin lives, families, reputations, legacies.

Hate how they drain you.

Hate how they make you wish for the phone to ring to find out if your loved one is dead or alive.

Hate the devastating toll they take on your whole entire family.

Hate how they drain bank accounts and 401(k) accounts and retirement accounts.

Hate how they change your family member.

I hate them, hate them, hate them.

And when I get the eventual call that says the love of my life - my nephew - is dead, I will hate them even more.


Giving Thanks...

* For my family and friends that have made such a positive, wonderful impact on my life over the last year

* For having the guts to risk change in order to follow my dream and start a new life in Denver

* For the new friends I have met since I've been here (talking to you, blogger buddies and DL gang)

* For the friendships that have been strengthened by my move...both in FL and here in CO

*For the natural beauty that is Colorado where each sunset is so spectacular that you think it can't get any better and then the next days sunset is so much better than the previous night

* For the faith needed to trust my gut feelings

* For not always getting what I want while still getting what I need

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, wherever and whomever you are.


Yet ANOTHER Survey/Quiz/Whateva

71 Random Questions

1. ONE WISH?
For the test to be negative

2. ARE YOU A LOVER OR A FIGHTER?
Both, depending on the situation.

3. WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?
Nuclear War

4. AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO MANIAC?
Nope

5. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY” TV?
Not much. Don't watch 'em.

6. DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?
Nope.

7. WERE YOU A CUTE BABY?
Adorable

8. IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU?
So far, not too shabby at all!

9. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD?
Apple White

10. DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?
Nope. In my truck, all the time.

11. HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED?
Nope.

12. ANY SECRET TALENTS.
But of course!

13. WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?
Colorado

14. IS JAY LENO FUNNY?
Not as funny as Jon Stewart

15. CAN YOU SWIM?
Yep

16. HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE “DONNIE DARKO”?
20 times minimum.

17. DO YOU GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE OZONE?
Yep.

18. HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE ROLL POP?
I usually wind up biting after 3 or 4 licks

19. CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS?
Not even.

20. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON AN AIRPLANE?
Get real. Yep.

21. ARE YOU AN ONLY CHILD?
Not even close...oldest of 5

22. DO YOU PREFER ELECTRIC OR MANUAL PENCIL SHARPENERS?
Hate pencils, never use them.

23. WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING?
As long as you give the animals guns, it's fine with me.

24. IS THERE MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?
Sorta kinda doubt it. Been there, done that. Single is better.

25. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Printing is decent when I'm not in a hurry.

26. WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?
Shellfish, Bees/Wasps, Penicillin (sp?)and all by-products

28. IS ELVIS STILL ALIVE?
Elvis Costello is the only Elvis that matters!

29. DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS?
Nope.

30. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
Scrambled

31. ARE BLONDES DUMB?
Only the dumb ones

32. WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP?
I never lose my socks.

33. WHAT TIME IS IT?
Your time

34. DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?
Kath, Meece, and my buddy Travis calls me Denise Renee- have no idea why

35. IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING?
Have been McDonald's-free since Jan '06

36. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR?
8:10 this evening

37. DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS?
Showers.

38. IS SANTA CLAUS REAL?
Yes, Virginia

39. DO YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR NECK KISSED?
Depends on who's doing the kissing

40. ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
Nope.

41. WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?
Sleep. And the internet.

42. CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER?
Crunchity Crunch

43. CAN YOU CRACK YOUR NECK?
Yep

44. HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE?
Nope.

45. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BRUSHED YOUR TEETH TODAY?
Three

46. IS DRUG FREE THE WAY TO BE?
For me, yes.

47. ARE YOU A HEAVY SLEEPER?
Oh yeah.

48. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?
Green

50. DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE?
Love it

51. LIQUOR OR BEER?
BOTH!!

52. ARE YOU PSYCHIC?
Scarily so at times.

53. HAVE YOU READ “CATCHER IN THE RYE”?
In high school.

54. DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?
Bass drum in HS marching and concert band. No band camp stories, tho.

55. HAVE U EVER STOLEN MONEY?
Never ever.

56. CAN YOU SNOWBOARD?
We'll find out soon enough

57. DO YOU LIKE CAMPING?
As long as we can bring along a generator for the blender for the margaritas

58. DO U SNORT WHEN U LAUGH?
If it's funny enough

59. DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
Yes

60. ARE DOGS A MAN’S BEST FRIEND?
Most definitely

61. YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE?
When you've reached the end of the road, it can be a blessing in disguise.

62. CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK?
Wouldn't even try

63. DO YOU MAKE A LOT OF MISTAKES?
Oh for sure

64. IS IT COLD OUTSIDE TODAY?
Brisk

65. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Leftover Mac & Cheese

66. DO YOU WEAR NAIL POLISH?
Nope

67. HAVE YOU EVER BEEN KISSED?
Yep

68. WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING COMMERCIAL?
The Volvo commercial where the little girl WILL NOT SHUT UP! And she is dressed funny, too.

69. DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE?
Nope

70. DO YOU SNORE?
When I've been drinking

71. FAVORITE SONG AT THE MOMENT?
30 Seconds To Mars 'From Yesterday'. It's great to scream along to.


OK, now who to tag??

The Chic from TX. The Homebrewer from DE. The Law Student from LA.

One lurker.

And 3 Denver Bloggers of your choice!


LiveBlogging The Mokey's Uncle

7:29 - Howard warms up the audience...what's all this shit about nouns and adjectives?

7:30 - Still trying to warm up the audience

7:31 Kyle shouts a number...80

7:31 The audience is starting to respond

7:32 - Now the fun starts...Howard starts...OMG...he is talking about LIVE BLOGGING...eek!!

7:33 - Being single apparently includes donkeys...who knew?? $89 to fix midgets? showing off monkey bars? cry cause your taint never came by? feeling warm and cool but oh yeah...he has an icky nose!

7:35 - ok , time to drink more beer!

(drinking interlude while HDW calls Heather to see where she is!)

(more drinking)

(HDW takes a pix of me wearing 3-D glasses)

Another segment starts.

Blonde Tina look-a-like and biker find an android!

Love and Androids?? Not so much!

Ohhh...a Jewish spy! Oy vey!

Kreplach...baked, not fried!

Mateo- Big Town Girl

Matt2- Hacker

Larry - Hyme Bond

Howard - Android

(Break. Heather is here!! Yay!!)

5th Year Anniversary for Monkey's Uncle!

New ditty? Nude Itty? Huh??

Howard puts his hands in his pockets cause he's NERVOUS!

A straight priest skit.

Larry has the key word of the skit!

Larry is stealing the show and HDW's face hurts from laughing!

Heather and HDW get shushed by Howard. Howard is King (Monkey). We must obey!

He needs a letter.

X is the letter.

Boy meets gopher.

The gopher loves an Xbox. Gopher ate the Xbox last time he played with it. But donuts are nicer..even tho they cause turds. Matt2 character loves Harriet. They run off to Target and live happily ever after.

Lovely Larry time. Ooh, we can't wait.

Rabbi Morty Baker

PTL- Pass the Lox...first Evangelical TV Show

The game is Jewish? Or Gay?

So far we are 4 for 4

Cute skit!

Klezmer music rocks!

Ooh...new game time!!

3 D glasses time!! Yay!!

Disasterpiece Theatre

Tulips are attacking the earth

They're heading fior Nebraska

Ahhh...the Monkeys ran into the audience...we are now wearingg our 3 d glasses

KEV AND ROSIE ARE HERE!!

YAY K&R!!!!

Talking about a Howard Blog post...Cold War Television

Kyle shouts out Cheers!


AKA Cheerski

Larry is Samski

Howard is Dianski and he wants to plant his seed in Samski...what else is new??

Matt2 is Normski!

Cliffski arrives!

A member of the protelariat

Cliffski is walking talking Wikipedia

Coachski on the scene

Uh oh...fortelling...Coachski is going byebye

Woodsky arrives!

Cliffsjki quotes Vinny Barbarino

Rebecca...Jenny Craig called...she said said STOP IT!!

Desert Island skit

Asking people in the back how they are feeling

WONDERFUL

Others shout hormonal

Wonderful / Hormonal/ Sucky

A place you would never take your grandma unless they paid her $20

7-11

I LOVE NACHOS!! I would just BATHE in that cheese

Uh oh...he gets hormonal

I CAME IN FOR SOME FUCKING NACHOS!!!!!!!!

OHHH..how WONDEFUL are the NACHOS!

God it sucks to bloat. I feel greasy!

My ovaries hurt.

(edit...not my own personal ovaries, hmmkay>>)

Ovary removal at 7-11!

I need mace.

OMG i'm 5'9'

Stupid bitch...I love you!!


Professor Smartypants knows everything about science...he used to work at Chernobyl...he used to push the yellow button...

What is faster? A tiger shark or an Afircan Swallow??

This answer is so convoluted you have to be here to believe it/

If everything evolves, why is there Arkansas??

They do not know how to pronounce their name. And they said Damn you Darwin, we will stop evolving.

What would happen if you walked into a black hole??

Samuel Becket invented black hole in 1973. There is a lot more closet space.

What is the coolest thing about being professor Smartypants?

GROUPIES!!!

Hangs out at Bill Nye the science guy conventions.

Why do priests, nuns and rabbi's walk into bars so often??

Again...you would have to be hear to fully grasp the complexity of the answer.

Children of the 70's and 80's in da house??

A Little After School Special

Bad Cafeteria Food

You're on the free lunch program cause you're poor!

Ewwww...a sloppy joe and you have to eat it.

Topped off with carrot sticks.

The coach wants everyone to try out for golf.

Not eatin' the bologney squares

You're all communists and I hate you!

Calling an all school assembly

Cafetria Food and It's Impact on Your Ever changing Anatomy

Matt2's character is lecturing!

Free food is nasty from Howard's character

Mateo is Becky and he says we don't have to eat cafeteria food if we don't want to. We don't have to take this. We are chanting ' We don't have to take this'.

I just want hummus!

Then move to Boulder you fuckin hippie!

Next week...Lesbian Gym Teachers!

Teenage Girl from the future that is HDW's daughter!

White Alabaster skin...HDW goes to Greenland to get a tan

My brother gets to sleep in a box and graduate in a year

I can't believe they locked out the camera codes..

Only poor people golf!

Anyone who is anyone has already hosted a cybercliche on MySpace

Let's go water the plants...my mom is so dumb..they are holographic plants...she still eats!

My mom named me Melissa..

My WWE...Worse Enemy Ever

We're gonna get iPod cerebral implants

Sugars's been banned

My mom is totally totally totaly cool cause she gave me this klog...why GAM?? No one dirbnks alcohol anymore unless you are homeless or an improv comedian!!

(Break)

These guys love nouns

Toaster, Poster, Chicken, Post-It, Syphon, Blog, Sqyuidm Hoola Hoop, Corderoy (sp>)
Rollerskate

101 Post It notes walk into a bar...we just wanted some scotch

101 Post It notes walk into a bar...the bartender says we don;t serve you here...the post it notes say ' Can we stick around'??

101 Baterium walk into a bar...the bartender says 'we don't serve you here...they say ' we bring you culture.

101 Blogs walk into a bar...the barender says we can't serve you here ...the blogs say no comment

101 teenaged Squid walk into a bar...the bartender says we don't serve you here...the squid say ok , well go the Mollusk


Battery and free WiFi about to end.

Will summarize as long as I can...and spelling will be corrected later tonite.

Thong vs Brief

Larry is for briefs

Mateo is for thongs

'Skid marks all over America's good name'??

'I sense a coverup'

A lighter approach would work.

Grandmother demographic has been plagued by VPL all these years

The audience is bulging with curiosity

I am absolutely against banana hammocks at any time

Wedgies and thongs are a terrible thing to waste

(break)


On Your Mark, Get Set,

BLOG!!!

Watch this space as live-blogging will be commencing soon. After HDW and I have chowed down on some yummy BBQ and strolled over to Jazz at Jacks to watch the one, the only, the ever as it is and ever shall be forever and ever amen MONKEY'S UNCLE troop de la comedy.

I bet you are soooooo freakin' jealous that you don't get to be here with us in Denver. Yeah, we feel your pain.

But never fear boys and chicks, pix will be taken so you can have the Denvery Bloggery Monkey experience from where ever you roam or call home.

For now, BBQ calls and HDW and I must answer.


Just Sittin' Here

Twiddling my thumbs, checking the internet, just hanging out in my home office.

Our servers in FL crashed about 55 minutes ago. I've been trying to re-connect every 10 minutes to no avail.

So....started a load of laundry, made my bed, caught up on some blogs, just killing time while trying to reconnect. Our other office in MA said they would call when we are all back up so I'm just sitting here waiting for the phone to ring.

Anyone wanna chat, now's the time to jump on Gmail chat :-)


Life's Simple Pleasures

When I moved to Denver last January, I had to get used to lots of new things. Coming from FL, one of those things was cold weather.

Nope, not complaining about the weather. Vowed I would never do that, seeing that Denver was the lovely salvation that erased all thoughts of humid Florida from my mind. I do love the Denver weather and all the different nuances it has, but it did take awhile to get used to the cold.

Have never ever slept with a blanket on my bed. Just a top sheet and a comforter and I was good to go. Well, that didn't cut it last Winter, so I put a cuddly fleece blanket on my bed...and shocked myself too many times to mention. The electrical sparks that were present after I turned off the lights were pretty awesome, tho.

For the comfort of my guests, I bought an electric blanket for the guest room.

About a week ago I went to look for the fleece blanket and got the wild idea of using the electric blanket on my bed. You know, mixin' it up a little.

Oh. My. Lord.

Electric blankets ROCK!

I turn both sides on about 5 minutes before I get into bed, then keep it on while I read for about 20 or 25 minutes. Turn off the blanket right before I turn out the light to go to sleep and instantly float away. Had no idea that an electric blanket could be so decadent.

One of my buddies asked what were my plans for tonite and I am sure he thinks I am the BIGGEST geek cause the first thing out of my mouth was 'read with the electric blanket turned on'.

Obviously still a big novelty item for me. And I'm enjoying every second.


Friday Is The Deadline

Haven't weighed in on which caller tune I should pick for my cell? Don't wait much longer.

Deadline for suggestions is 4 pm CO time TOMORROW, Friday 17 Nov.

On a sorta kinda related note, sometime between leaving my house for Boulder Drinking Liberally and returning home, my voice seems to have left me. In its' place there is a really sore throat that makes it pretty impossible to talk. Uh oh. Working tomorrow should be interesting.

Calling it a night. Hope my voice decides to come back while I sleep.

NNSD.


You Get A Say

Yep, you read that right. You get a say in my life. OK friends and lurkers, far and near. Here's your chance to stand up and be counted.

Sorta kinda election time in Kathyland.

For those of you that have called my cell in the last 4 months, the song you've heard is Kasabian's 'Clubb Foot'. I have T-Mobile Caller Tunes and gotta have music playing instead of the old ring ring ring.

Forget what it sounds like? No prob...call my cell...I'll wait.

(Cue Jeopardy theme)

Ok, now that you've heard what Kasabian sounds like, here's where you come in.

You get to pick...by majority rule...what my next caller tune song will be. Ooh, power over some aspect of my life. Dontcha feel all giddy and woozy? Yeah. Thought not.

Ok, here are the contenders.


Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day

Down With The Sickness - Disturbed

Original Fire - Audioslave

Ready To Fall - Rise Against

Talk Shows On Mute - Incubus

So there ya go.

Will leave this as my top post until Friday to give everyone a chance to vote. Of course, if I can't go that long without blogging (stop laughing...you know who you are) at least it will be in the top 3 posts on the page.

Ok lurkers, here is your chance to come out come out wherever you are and shine. And regular buddies, of course you have a say in the matter as well.

One vote per person of course.

My fate is in your hands...or something like that.


Hey Denver Bloggers!

If you're in Denver or plan on being in Denver (ahem, I'm talking to YOU!) next Monday 20 November, get your bloggy-butt over to laugh your bloggy-butt off seeing THEM!.

If you miss it, you really won't forgive yourself.

Cause not only will you have missed it (Loser!) you will have to put up with everyone that went talking about it for the following week.

So just give in and go...otherwise the terrorists will have won.

DL gang, even if you don't have a blog you'd best be there if ya know what's good for you! (oooh...Kath getting aggro!)

I promise that Howard did not pay me in small unmarked denominations to post this message. But he can!!


Wheeekend

Never had a weekend I didn't like. This one was no exception.

First Saturday in ages where I could sleep in. Sleeping in late is one of my FAVORITE things to do and I could totally get at least a Silver if Sleeping Late was an Olympic event.

Did the usual Sat am stuff...laundry, reading, blogging, staring out the window contemplating life's mysteries...you know, the usual.

Attended a Drinking Liberally/Daily Kos blogger get-together in the Baker Neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Really cool older house with oodles of character both inside and out. Food was great, company was greater and saw about 20 minutes of the Disney video 'The Lion King' which was a first for me. The sound was off so all I really saw was animals marching, a lion and a lioness frolicking and hanging out and I forgot how it ended. Yeah, not all that up on Disney kid videos.

After the party headed out to Tattered Cover in LoDo to see if I could snag an autographed copy of Barack Obama's new book....but parking was nowhere to be found and the more I drove around the more frustrated I got, so I said to hell with it, came home and watched 1/2 of 'Syriana' before falling asleep all cuddled up on the couch and eventually waking back up at 2:30 am.

Sunday morning I woke to snow falling. SO FREAKIN' PRETTY. Perfect weather to laze in bed and go back to sleep. So I did!

Eventually got up, vacuumed, cleaned, dusted...all the householdy type of stuff I've been putting off...then headed out for errands.


Windows at the Colfax Tattered Cover
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Can you see the snowflakes behind the window?
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Lunch at Snappin' Steve's - Dallas Dog, Fries and Limeade - YUM!
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Back to cuddling under a fuzzy blanket in front of a warm fire, blogging and watching the Food Channel. Am sorta kinda hungry but have no inclination to make anything. So I figure watching food being made will satisfy the urge to actually COOK something and eat it. Let's see how long this lasts.

So what did you do for YOUR weekend?


If You Live In Kansas

...go see Rise Against at the Beaumont Club tonite.

They were THAT GOOD last night.

Played tons of stuff from their 'Siren Song of the Counter Culture' CD as well as more tons of stuff from their current release 'The Sufferer and the Witness'.

The only odd thing last night...that had nothing to do with the band...is that alcohol sales were confined to the third tier. Of all the times I've been to the Fillmore since moving here in January (about 5-6 times) I've never seen that done before. Not only were the sales kept upstairs, but the booze was sequestered there too :-(

Not quite the same rockin' out without a Jager Bomb to sip, but I lived.


My 3 favorite songs from the concert :

'Swing Life Away'

Am I loud and clear, or am I breaking up?
Am I still your charm, or am I just bad luck?
Are we getting closer, or are we just getting more lost?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours first
Let's compare scars, I'll tell you whose is worse
Let's unwrite these pages and replace them with our own words

We live on front porches and swing life away,
We get by just fine here on minimum wage
If love is a labor I'll slave till the end,
I won't cross these streets until you hold my hand

'Blood To Bleed'

“I don’t love you anymore” is all I remember you telling me
Never have I felt so cold
But I've no more blood to bleed
'Cause my heart has been draining into the sea

Steps, I take in your footsteps
Aren't getting me closer to what is left
Of the dreams of what I once claimed to know
Within my bones this resonates
Boiling blood will circulate
Could you tell me again what you did this for?

'The Good Left Undone"

All because of you,
I haven't slept in so long,
when I do I dream,
of drowning in the ocean,
longing for the shore,
where I can lay my head down,
(inside these arms of yours)

All because of you,
I believe in angels,
not the kind with wings,
no, not the kind with halos,
the kind that bring you home,
when home becomes a strange place,
I'll follow your voice,
all you have to do is,
SHOUT IT OUT!


TGIF-Y Wishes

Let's hear it for Friday!

My mom is home from the hospital.

The really gross puke-a-thon I had going all yesterday is over.

PAYDAY, baby!

It's another GORGEOUS day in Denver.

And Rise Against is at the Fillmore tonite! Anyone else going? Let me know so we can meet up for Jager shots.

Happy Weekend :-)


Relief And Happiness

No, this isn't another election post.

My Mom is home from the hospital.

She was rushed to the hospital yesterday after experiencing weakness in her left arm while she was raking leaves. Her doctor decided to run a ton of tests and kept her overnight just to play it safe.

The diagnosis? T.I.A..

My skinny little mom, that a strong wind would blow away, seems to have developed high blood pressure AND high cholesterol. Make that my skinny little mom that never eats enough to keep a bird alive and has had low blood pressure all her life.

So now she is on Coumadin and several other pills.

This was a bit of a scare for me...and of course for my mom and the rest of our family. We're all incredibly close and I'm the only one not in CA so knowing she was hospitalized last night made all sorts of 'what if's' run thru my brain non-stop.

So this is a happy ending.

Thanks for all the well-wishes and good thoughts and prayers...they meant the world to me and my family.


Heading Into The Home Stretch

Tomorrow is election day. Love it or hate it, it's when we try to change what has not worked and hope for a new future in which something will work...unless the Diebold machines beat us to it. Sorry, I'm from Palm Beach County FL, you need to humor me when it comes to voting machines. I have personal experience with the Diebold machines.

Did a fair amount of canvassing for Ed Perlmutter on Saturday and Sunday and switched to phone banking in the late afternoon/evening. It was great meeting new canvass buddies, enjoying the gorgeous Fall weather, and go figure that certain parts of Arvada have really steep hills that made me realize how out-of-shape I am.

There was one registered voter that is really in a quandry on who to vote for. Immigration is his sore spot, since he has had his house, vehicles, property vandalized by the illegal immigrants in his neighborhood. I realize that a person's perspective is their reality, but in his mind Illegal Immigration is the highlight of this campaign. We went back and forth about who is the better candidate until he said that he called Beauprez personally and Beauprez promised a vote for him would improve the situation. He didn't say how or why, just that the caller should trust him.

So my response was 'what has Beauprez done SINCE he's been in office. The immigration problem didn't start over night.'.

He didn't have an answer for me.

Take that same question to a national level. The Republicans have been in power for 6 years. Both House and Senate. What good have they done? Anyone?? Ok, Bush did back up the end of Daylight Savings time for a couple of weeks. Give credit where credit is due, I know. But anything else?

Found this on my friend Amanda's MySpace page. Sometimes it's good to take a trip down memory lane to remind us of how far we have...or have not...come.

To be a Republican today, you must believe:

Jesus loves you and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton.

Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush I made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and a bad guy when Bush needed a "we can't find bin Laden" diversion.

Trade with Cuba is wrong because the country is Communist, but trade with China and Vietnam is vital to a spirit of international harmony.

A woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.

The best way to improve military morale is to praise the troops in speeches, while slashing veterans' benefits and combat pay.

If condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.

A good way to fight terrorism is to belittle our long-time allies, then demand their cooperation, money and men.

Providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing health care to all Americans is socialism.

HMOs and insurance companies have the best interests of the public at heart.

Global warming and tobacco's link to cancer are junk science, but creationism should be taught in schools.

A president lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, but a president lying to enlist support for a war in which thousands die is solid defense policy.

Government should limit itself to the powers named in the Constitution, which include banning gay marriages and censoring the Internet.

The public has a right to know about Hillary's cattle trades, but George W. Bush's driving record is none of our business.

Bill Clinton spent 8 years trying to secretly kill Osama Bin Laden without taking the lives of thousands of innocent people and American soldiers. He is accused of doing nothing and being the bad guy. Bush has spent 5 years trying to openly kill Osama Bin Laden while taking the lives of thousands of innocent people and American soldiers and invading two separate countries to do it, but he is a good guy.

Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you're a conservative radio host. Then it's an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery.

What Bill Clinton did in the 1960s is of vital national interest, but what Bush did in the '80s is irrelevant.

VOTE ON NOV. 7 (THAT'S TOMORROW). YOUR LIFE (AND CIVIL LIBERTIES) DEPENDS ON IT.


Read All About It

I've not been happy with the current administration since...well, since they became the current administation.

From rigging the election in 2000 to today's report of the RNC placing misleading Robo-calls intended to smear Dems running for office, I've not been happy with the whole gang.

Seems I'm not the only one.

NY Times editorial.

What's it gonna take to get these clowns out of office?