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Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans' Day

Happy Veterans' Day! The weather has been downright nasty. Today was all about running some errands, getting inside and reading a book. Nonetheless, Veterans' Day is a great holiday and it should be observed. So again, happy Veterans' Day.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Olympia is Cool!

This past weekend was spent with my old lady and a couple of nieces down in Olympia. We got a hotel room downtown and did the downtown/state capitol touristy thing. It was all pretty fun. I forget how much I really like the South Sound area. Anyways, a weekend away from the grind was really nice. It's easy to get caught up in everything and forget that you need to get away sometimes. So, my advice to you is to get out of dodge every once in a while. I'd suggest Olympia.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Husky Coaches Need to Go

Okay, I'm officially hoping that Jim Mora jumps ship from the Seahawks and comes over to Montlake to coach the Huskies. After the game today, it just appeared that we were yet again outplayed and outcoached. And to make matters worse, this current recruiting class is looking sketchy. Granted, four or five big-time players will ultimately decide if this upcoming class will be worth anything. But still, things aren't looking up overall. Thankfully, Jake Locker's touch passing the ball looks much improved. Tyrone Willingham really needs to re-evaluate how the team is preparing on the defensive end of the ball. We're breaking defensive records, but unfortunately their not the type of records to be proud of...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wildfires in California

I really feel bad about those California residents dealing with the wildfires. I couldn't even imagine what it's like to lose your home and all of your belongings in it. Hopefully the effort to help these people is adequate and effective. I don't really know of any outreach program to help these people yet, but I'm sure we'll hear of something soon.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Finally a Win!

Well, the Seahawks won a game. The Dawgs got whipped. I guess one for two isn't so bad. Still watching the Dawgs in their current state is pretty darn depressing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

An End to Poverty?

Attached is an interesting article about a possible answer to the question of helping the world's poor. With the gap between the world's wealthy and poor growing at an increasing rate, more should be done to consider the living conditions of the poor around the globe. Could this guy have a viable answer?

The Seattle Times

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Fan of Tim Ferriss

I'm a fan of Tim Ferriss. I think he's a great writer and is quite original. And trust me, originality is quite rare in our copycat society. Check him out below, maybe you'll learn something.

Tea is Good, Drink It

Instead of moaning and groaning about how we're all going to die a horrible death, I instead think you should read this nifty little article from the USA Today on why drinking tea is good. Hope you had a great weekend.

USA Today

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Political Fluff, Yet Misleading

We're getting into the season of the political TV ad. Talk about confusing and misleading. I'm not so sure that our Founding Fathers had these ads in mind when trying to find ways to guarantee the preservation of the Republic. There really should be a law that mandates more straightforward dialogue when debating the pros and cons of the proposed initiatives up for voting. How can the average joe even begin to understand the stakes involved when listening to truths that have already been half-baked and stretched? This blog post certainly can't even begin to formulate an answer, but I do find the problem annoying and possibly troublesome.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Not Nearly Enough

Attached is an article from The Tacoma News Tribune discussing the implementation of GPS devices to track sex offenders. Unfortunately, this is hardly the answer to this particularly horrible problem. Granted, it's a start in updating the monitoring and supervision of these criminals, but so much more is needed. I hope more people become aware of the situation and demand adequate justice to be served. I guess we'll have to see how this plays out for now...

The Tacoma News Tribune

Monday, September 17, 2007

Who Knows If It Will Work

Hilary Clinton is beginning to outline a plan for universal health care coverage for Americans. Who knows if the plan is viable or even realistic, but I’m happy that someone is bringing this very important issue to the forefront of politics. With so much debate over the war, there has been scarcely little debate over other pressing issues here domestically. It’s a start I guess. By the way, I saw a rerun of a skit where Kanye West runs into Mike Meyers before performing at Saturday Night Live. Hilarious, I tell you. And besides that, Kanye West really is a great rapper. I think we’ll be talking about how good he really has been years from now.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Britney Wreck

Man, I'm not a celeb gossip kind of guy, but this whole Britney Spears thing is like watching a train wreck in slow-mo. Really, can't someone pull her aside and talk some sense into this girl? Doesn't this girl still have some sensible parents, family, friends, managers, etc.? VH1 needs to film a celeb boot camp where they smack some sense into some of these fools... Danny Bonaduce, Kirstie Alley, Lindsey Lohan, and Flavor Flav would all be good contestants. That guy who trains the Dallas cheerleaders would be good for the show too.

So Close, But Two L's

Darn, the Dawgs and Hawks both choked up and lost. Just when we had a chance to get things rolling...well, there's always next weekend. By the way, if you turned off the Alabama/Arkansas game like I did (I did see the game winning TD however), you missed out on a hell of a game.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Good Football

Man, this last weekend was a really good one for Washington State football. First, the Huskies put a whoopin’ on Boise State. Then, the Seahawks beat up the Bucs. To knock a quarterback and running back out of the same game is a beat down and then some. It’s been a while since both teams have dominated their respective opponents during the same weekend. And to top it off, the weather was absolutely perfect. I was at the Husky game and Montlake could not have been any nicer. By the way, did anyone see Rampage Jackson’s post fight interview Saturday night? That was one of the funniest interviews I have ever seen.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

There’s a Smarter Way to Fight Terrorism

As it becomes painfully evident that our efforts in Iraq are becoming more ineffective on the war on terror, here we are presented with a story on how fighting terrorism can happen in a very intelligent manner. That is, by using intelligence and adequate policing. Unfortunately, it appears that the departure from effective intelligence gathering, covert operations and policing have left our current administration no other means to fight terrorism other than the use of the blunt instrument of war. But again, read the article below and imagine what could happen if we reexamined how we apprehend and confront this terror issue as it fights to make its way to Americans either here or overseas. A renewed emphasis on strong intelligence, cooperative international policing and covert operations may make more sense in this not-so-common time.

The Seattle Times

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Another “Decent and Upright” Politician Caught with His Pants Down

What’s up with these conservatives who fight for one ideal and practice something completely different? This guy deserves to be out of a job. Here we have someone actively lobbying to restrict the rights of a group of people but then he goes and acts in a manner completely inconsistent with his supposed beliefs and political affiliations. Really, this is ridiculous. If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve mistaken him for a homophobic conservative pastor (oh wait, that happened just a little while ago). Well, with the exception that the homophobic pastor is gay and does meth.