The Republican Budget

I went to the budget hearing in Phoenix put on by the Democratic caucus tonight. It was great – the room was packed and lots of people were able to air their concerns about the proposed cuts in the REPUBLICAN BUDGET. I’m sure all of you reading this know that the proposals are bad. What […]

I know this is going to come as a shock to many of you, but I think Joe Arpaio might be lying

Sheriff’s Office to transport inmates via light rail Leaving aside that Arpaio is a sadistic creep who aims to use the light rail system as a modern-day version of public stockades, let’s examine his claim that the MCSO will save $72,000 in parking fees: 1. According to the airport, parking for Sheriff’s Deputies is free. […]

Obama Inaugurama – Down and Dirty Version

Sorry for the delay. Started writing this last week and didn’t get very far and didn’t have internet access. Got back last night and started packing more boxes – we’re moving on Saturday! This only covers events till Monday, but I’ll write about the rest of the inauguration when I can. January 17, 2009: We […]

“What would President Obama think if he saw you now?”

Hey y’all! I’ve been chastised, and deservedly so, for not doing my Inaugural blogging duty as promised. I did say I would try to do some posting while I was there, but like Ted Prezelski said when I ran into him at Jim Pederson’s shindig, “You can either participate in the Inauguration activities or blog […]

Where is all the inauguration love?

Donna and Krista both went to the inauguration and neither one of you has posted about it yet! What’s up with that??? It was really amazing watching it on TV when they showed the views of the crowd. Well, crowd is really an understatement. Anyway, I’d love to hear how it was actually being there. […]

So I guess it’s incumbent upon me to pick up right winger slack on this donut scandal

I wish I were kidding but this is an honest-to-goodness press release from the American Life League about Krispy Kreme giving out free donuts on Inauguration Day. Seems that the group (“largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States”) is taking issue with the company’s use of the phrase “freedom of choice” in its […]

Obama Inaugurama – The Tentative Itinerary

My adventure starts early tomorrow with a direct flight to D.C. – arriving around 4pm. When we heard we got tickets from Congresswoman Kirkpatrick, we initially thought we’d have to get from the airport to Kirkpatrick’s office by 5pm to pick them up. Not sure if that’s doable, so I put in a call to […]