Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Gov Huntsman 4th Most popular

My Republican friends (and by this I mean real people who are friends, not the generic term I sometimes use) often ask me how I think our leaders are doing. They have learned to not ask me about President Bush. The one I get asked about most is Gov Huntsman.

Well, the answer is that he hasn't pissed me off yet. And by occasionally pissing off conservatives, he's doing a fine job in my book.

Survey USA released July approval ratings for all 50 Governors. Gov Huntsman Ranked as the 4th most popular Gov with 68% approval ratings, 21% disapproving. Huntsman was behind the Dakotas and Connecticut, all with Republican Governors. The top Democrat was #5 from West Virginia of all places. To be fair, the bottom 5 were all Republicans also.


Thursday, July 7, 2005

Weak on Terror

President Bush claims he's Strong on terror, that we're winning the war on terror.

Why, then, was there a series of TERRORIST bombings in London this morning?

We're winning the war on terror as much as the insurgency in Iraq is in it's last throes.

Maybe Bush will go hold hands with the Saudis again.

We must tell the world: Bush is weak on terror.


Monday, July 4, 2005


Happy 4th of July!

Today, I will be talking about patriotism. First, let's define the word. As always, from

pa·tri·ot·ism n. Love of and devotion to one's country.

July 4th, the day we celebrate our declaration of independance. The day we gave a big "f-you" to our government. We wanted a better way. However, this was unpatriotic, based on the above definition. So, I'll change it a little, to say "Love of one's homeland."

Patriotism is not about waving the flag, dressing in red, white, and blue, and shooting off fireworks. It's about doing things because, well, I love this country, my homeland.

That is why I became a Democrat. Because, contrary to what Sean Hannity would have you believe, Democrats give a crap about what happens to this country. Contrary to the statements of Karl Rove, I cried on September 11. I was madder than Hell, and I wasn't going to take it. I wanted Revenge.

I'm still waiting to get revenge.

Our lack of fighting real enemies, and making up imaginary foes to fight, has ruined our country. We have now taken longer since 9/11 than it took to defeat both Japan and Germany after Pearl Harbor. We are spending more money than we are bringing in, borrowing money from our children.

And yet, I am called unpatriotic because I fight against these things. However, I do it because I love my country. I want to see her grow, to succeed.

I'm a Patriot!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Reaching across the isle

Sometimes, I come across things that are just too funny. Like this diary from DailyKos:


Dear Republican Friend:

by PBJ Diddy [Subscribe]Thu Jun 16th, 2005 at 18:34:28 PDT

In the spirit of healing our nation's wounds:

I'll take the blame for Clinton's blowjob if YOU'LL take the blame for Bush's war.

I'm sick of arguing about it, so you can pin the stained blue dress on me, and yes, the LIE about it under oath, and I'll swallow it.

But, and it's an enormous but; you MUST accept that your man might just maybe possibly have stretched the truth into non-truth, and then reprocessed it into truth-free food by-product, and fed it to the American people under the label "Rationale for War" (or in some parts of the south "'Cause us Belly").

You see, I'll be honest here...I never thought Bill should've diddled that girl, I wasn't surprised mind you, just shocked. In fact my wife's first reaction was, "Well -- at least she's legal!" You might say I was never welded to the idea that my man had impeccable personal character. But you -- your man, he RAN FOR ELECTION on "restoring honor and integrity" to the white house...I mean WTF?

Little did we know; Bush thought that honor and integrity were more words he had just made up! What subliminable, misunderestimated strategery indeed! But let's be Frank here (and Plutonium Page will understand) people died, and yes, I've checked Iraqis count as people too.
I'll let you in on a little secret: None of us on the left liked Saddam Hussein. Not. Even. Michael. Moore. But then again, most of us hate warts too, we just don't feel the need to chop our hands off when we encounter one.

War is not good for children and other living things, my friend. And he's made American soldiers into torturers...step up and claim your "personal responsibility" for these atrocities.
Well, I'm sorry this attempted reconciliation has turned into more of a screed, I really don't hate you, but to misquote Mickey Rourke: "I just feel a whole lot better when you're not around the levers of power." Having republicans control the executive, legislative and judicial branches is a bit like having the Manson Family in charge of refreshments at the elementary school bake sale (I'm sorry for that image, I've been trying to use it for sometime, and there really is no appropriate analogy, but hey!)

Finally, let's kiss and make up. Of course, not literally, since I know you feel that sort of thing leads to tolerance which you abhor, and me? Well, I avoid skin contact with reptiles. But I agree to disagree with you, and respect your right to be dead wrong about everything including my welfare, safety and intimate life choices. And I'll stipulate that you disagree with me and respect my right to whine while your "Man in the white house" attempts to burn, bury and berate me and my kind. (picture Barry Manilow singing "I am Music" while skinheads stomp on his neck; except it's me, not Barry, and instead of "Music" I sing "Democracy", and the skinheads are Bushies -- but the tune is the same -- again sorry for the image.)

I am not a praying man, but someone told me if there is a person who bothers you, to pray for him, so I am praying for you...praying for you to drop dead see the light.



Friday, May 27, 2005


I'm in the process of writing a letter to send to our elected officials regarding the new soccer stadium for ReAL Salt Lake (I'm still not sold on that name).

Here are my choices of most favorable, in order. As always, I'm free to change my mind, as has happened the past week.

1. Murray. This location, unlike two of the others, currently has a Trax station. It is an area that has redevelopment potential. Not only does Murray Mayor Dan Snarr (whose son is in Napoleon Dynamite, BTW) plan to build a soccer stadium, but he plans to build a mini-city around it. Make it the centerpiece to a Gateway-like development, similar to West Valley's e-Center. It also has easy access from I-15's 4500 South exit and State Street. Ample Parking would be included in the plans. It is also close to Midvale, home of many Hispanics.

2. State Fairgrounds. This location was proposed by Rocky Anderson this week. There are thousands of Latinos within walking distance. It is a stop on a proposed Trax line.

3. Downtown SLC. Next to hotels, a Trax station, and downtown. Could help to revitalize the south end of Downtown. However, no parking.

4. Rice-Eccles Stadium. OK, so this isn't a legit option. R-E is a great football facility, but sucks for soccer. Kinda like the Delta Center sucks for hockey, arena football, and any other sport not called basketball. But, it's still better than choice #5.

5. Sandy. The city that makes the rest of Utah look racially diverse. I won't get into why this site is logistically bad, but I will say that is Sandy continues with this dishonest and unjust funding plan (stealing money is against the law), then I have spent my last dime in Sandy.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2005

I suck

Gosh, I suck.

I suck at this whole blogging thing. I have a small flury of posts (a flury meaning 2) every2 months, then silence. Maybe that's why this blog won that award. My problem is, that whenever I have something of note to blog, I don't have time. When I have time, I never have thought. So, from now on, I will have no thoughts on my blog. I will just have random ramblings. OK, I won't say no thought, because I will have some thoughts interspersed with my random nothingness. Maybe I'll change the name from TW,ATM to Random Nothingness with Some Thoughts Interspersed. Who knows.

Maybe this will just become a real diary, stuff for me to write about what's really going on.

We'll see.


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

This blog is award-winning!

That's right. This blog has been named winner of the "Blogging the Obvious" award at Crushed by Inertia. How they found my little corner, I have no idea.

However, the fact that I won this award, and the fact that it has come to my attention over a month since I won is a sign that my blog sucks.

I'll liven it up some more. Or maybe I'll make it more Obviously Boring, so that it will be even more funny.

Oh, and I have a fan club of sorts...or at least a "movie" being penned about me....