Thursday, October 28, 2010

John Stewart and Stephen Colbert rally this weekend

This weekend in Washington will be the John Stewart and Stephen Colbert rally-The March To Keep Fear Alive and March to Restore Sanity. It is a somewhat of a response to the Tea Party with a liberal twist. The only comical part of it is that rally attendees will not be making phone calls or doorknocking the final weekend of the campaign. Hopefully it will draw some attention to the current state of politics however I do not think it will sway too many opinions.

6 years ago this week

Boston Red Sox win the 2004 World Series...enough said. As for this year, Fox must be cringing about two teams from the West in the World Series between the Rangers and Giants. I myself am not really watching but I wouldn't mind seeing the Giants win. I would rather not see George W Bush celebrate any more than he will be on Election night.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Election Day is a few weeks out

We are just a few weeks out from the November 2 midterm election and people need to realize that no matter where you live it is important to get out and campaign and more importantly to get out and vote. Even Jim Moran, the Congressman in Arlington, is having a much closer race than in past election cycles and it has to do mainly with the possibility of low voter turnout-which has somewhat to do with the fact there is no presidential or statewide race for the 1st time since 1998. Democrats should not take any seats for granted or give up, Republicans cannot think that a most likely House or possible Senate takeover is a forgone conclusion either. It will make for a busy and exciting election night!

Miners rescued in Chile

All 33 miners trapped in the Chilean mine were rescued today. As much as they tried to keep the media away from it, it seems they find a way to provide extensive coverage of it no matter what. I found the miner rescue count on quite amusing.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

No hitter!

Roy Halladay threw a no hitter last night in his first postseason start with the Phillies. It is only the second post season no hitter in baseball history. However, I hope Philly fans don't get too carried away with this-they still have to win 10 more games to have full bragging rights. All Halladay has to do is give up a grand slam to (A-Rod, Jeter, or Cano) and opinions will change very quickly.

Westboro Baptist Church

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the case of the Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas church that protests outside of military funerals that the death of soldiers is America's punishment for tolerating gays. I cannot predict how the court is going to rule especially since a liberal/conservative opinion dividing line is blurred. However, the Justices were responding to the arguments of Westboro very harshly. The decision should be quite interesting.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I have returned

Sorry for the hiatus. I have had a busy couple of weeks. I may have missed stuff but here is a quick recap of recent events that might be of interest:

Europe wins Ryder Cup-They won 14.5-13.5 over the United States this past weekend at Celtic Manor in Wales. It came down to the final match and Hunter Mahan could not get the half point needed against Graeme McDowell to win. Frustrating loss for the United States but it was a great competition overall and it isn't appopriate to express to much nationalism for this event.

Patriots improve to 3-1-The Patriots beat Miami on Monday night to improve to 3-1 on the season. It was good that in their first shot in the division they only dropped one divisional game and the New York Jets and Miami have to come to Foxboro near the end of the season-advantage Patriots although there are several tough games even before you get to December.

Campaign season in high gear-Every seat is up for grabs, I am making sure I do some door knocking in Arlington for Jim Moran who is in a closer than usual election. Be sure to vote on November 2!