Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Needless to say, his speech rocked. We were kind of far away...
So here is a fuzzy close up.
But no one told us that we needed to pack a bag. I didn't even take a purse with me. I felt so unprepared after I saw this:
Next time, I will remember to pack a bag to go to a rally. So tomorrow, MOTL is traveling to San Marcos to build and tear down another stage for Barack Obama. We've both early voted and look forward to caucusing on March 4th. We get to vote early and often! We've got Obama Fever!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
This quote brings to mind the shortcomings of quite a few of our former Presidents. Most of all, our current president. You know, the dummy that takes naps every day and has taken more vacation time than any other president. The results of his leisure are spectacular. We've been attacked on our own soil (by terrorists or by an inside job depending on your thoughts about conspiracy), we've gotten our selves into two wars that we can't get out of even though he declared "Mission Accomplished" years ago, and our economy is floundering.
But speaking of another President that was known for leisure on the job (aka blow jobs at work). Hillary Clinton opened her campaign headquarters in Austin this weekend. So naturally, Bill was here to celebrate. I guess she is too busy skipping campaign obligations elsewhere. And of course, the whole thing was televised on the local news. First of all, he was about thirty minutes late. MOTL and I speculated that he was too busy eating tacos and drinking margaritas at Guerro's to be bothered with being on time. Honestly, I don't know what his favorite dish is at Guerro's, but it is well known that he always stops there when he is in town. And when he did start speaking, he just wasn't as good as usual. Not so much annunciation (maybe he was drinking margaritas!) and quite a bit of rambling. We had considered taking a break from the packing to go see him speak, but decided we really didn't want to be spotted by someone we know at her campaign headquarters. Instead, we watched from the comfort of our couch. Besides, this way Laverne and Shirley could get their political fix for the day.
Well, Laverne wasn't having any part of Bill Clinton's speech. Her ears went flat on her head the way they do when she gets nervous and she ran to the bedroom to hide when he was talking about how great it would be to have a woman president, a black president, a hispanic president, or a president whose religion that had not been represented yet. We think she was offended that he didn't talk about how great it would be to have an openly gay president. I know that MOTL and I think that would be fabulous. Not to be rude and point to offensive stereotypes or anything, but the White House needs some serious redecorating. Some of our First Ladies have done some horrible things to that house. And don't you think there are dignitaries who would love it if they could go to a fierce party instead of some boring ass dinner party? I really think that could help with some of our foreign relations.
So when you spend some serious time reflecting on your favorite president today, do something special. For example, you could go to work in honor of James K. Polk, eat ketchup in honor of Ronald Reagan, take a nap in honor of George W. Bush, or get a blow job in honor of Bill Clinton. Come on people, be creative and honor your country!
Sunday, February 17, 2008
When I ran out of tape yesterday I had the choice of the wrong sized tape or the tape that came in a funky dispenser. So, the fool that I am, I went with the tape in the dispenser. It seems like once the tape gets tangled that first time, it just happens more frequently. Last night, the tape dispenser thing came apart a few times but nothing major. This morning there was some minor tangling, but things were pretty much under control. But then I was in a packing groove and sealing a box when the tape got inexplicably tangled beyond belief. At this point I cussed out the tape at the top of my lungs. It is possible that even a sailor would have been embarrassed by my tirade. This sent the dogs into panic mode and they fled from the safety of the coffee table to the backyard. I was listening to my iPod at full blast, but I'm pretty sure I heard MOTL laughing at me. So I am just wondering, have the people at 3M even bothered to use their products? I dare them to use this fucking tape dispenser to pack up the contents of a whole house because this thing just doesn't make packing any easier. It makes me hate engineers -- well at least the assholes that work in the scotch tape department at 3M.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
When Obama came to Austin, he drew a crowd of over 22,000. The last candidate that had a crowd rivaling that was Ronald Reagan. So, I don't think very many of us will get in to the debate (but I have signed up for the drawing so wish me luck). Needless to say, the people of Austin are pissed off. Obama's campaign is pissed off with the rest of Austin that the public can't get in to the public debate.
As a consolation prize, the democrats have rented a convention room at the Hyatt for a debate watching party. They have invited the candidates to stop by after the debate. Neither has committed to showing up. But if this is where you want to watch the debate it will cost you $50 (or $35 if you are a donor to the party). Whatever.
Obama's campaign is having a free debate watching party at Sholtz Beer Garden, a local watering hole that has a very famous political history. In fact, it is the place that I met Bill Clinton when he was running in his first primary. Actually, I got to meet all of the candidates but the rest of those guys didn't become president so why mention them? At last count over 400 people have emailed Obama's campaign claiming they will attend. Trust me, those 400 people can't fit in there.
So what does a Pineapple have to do to meet a candidate around here? I've met the last two presidents before they were elected. You'd think that if I had randomly met the last two presidents, that these people would want to meet their good luck charm. So, Barack Obama, I am always available for a lucky handshake. Just drop me a line.
Although we've had a law on the books that prohibited stores from selling sex toys, we have been able to purchase things like "personal massagers" because that isn't so obscene. Now our ever obtuse AG has 14 days to decide if his office will appeal this decision. Since Greg Abbott has a knack for pursuing the dumber issues and is often wrong in his interpretation of the law, I expect that he will. Texas is a leader when it comes to violating the right to privacy. And we are not afraid to take our fight to violate these rights all the way to the Supreme Court.