Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Did I miss anything?

Ok, so I really didn't plan to be gone so long. I took some vacation days because we were supposed to go out of town for my son's birthday. We didn't end up going anywhere, but I still took the time off. I expected to post from home, but my computer is broken and I didn't feel like using any of the other ones. So anyway, sorry if anyone missed me. And thanks to Fixer for being the one person to actually notice I was gone.

Anyway, apparently some things happened while I was gone, so let's go over as much as I can remember. First, most importantly, It appears I passed 20,000 hits. Normally this would be a pretty nice milestone, but since October was my slowest month in quite some time, I'm not happy about it, and I blame all of you for not visiting enough, since it clearly isn't my fault.

Also, it was my son's third birthday, which meant the first one that he really got excited about, so that was a lot of fun. We took him to the zoo in his little skeleton Halloween costume, which was very cute, after we got him over being scared of it long enough to get it on him. Then he went trick or treating last night for the first time he could actually get interested in it, even though he kept asking where Halloween was, so he didn't completely get the concept, but he did understand that people would give him candy, so he had fun.

Let's see the White Sox won the first World Series in a long time that I had no interest in. I think I might have watched a total of 10 pitches, and that was just by accident. Anyway, congratulations Chicago.

The Cowboys head into their off week with a victory, but nothing to celebrate since they should have beaten Arizona pretty much as bad as they did. Big test in two weeks when they have a rematch against Philly on Monday Night. The Eagles look bad, and they're probably a little pissed about it, so it could be a good game. At least they blew up the Vet, so it won't be played in that shithole.

Let's see, I think there may have been some political news while I was gone also. Oh, that's right...indictment. Well, I probably don't have much to say about it that hasn't already been said, but only in this BizarroWorld we live in would people let this administration that was supposed to restore integrity to the White House celebrate the fact that only one of their staff was indicted. Congratulations, assholes.

Oh, and the smoke screen to push the indictment story off the fron page was of course the "withdrawal" of Harriet Miers, and the nomination of that fucknut, Scalia Jr. or whatever the hell is name is. Well, I'd like to say that I'm happy that someone as ridiculously unqualified as Miers won't be on the Supreme Court, and despite the objections of the crazy religous right, I don't think she would have been any less fucknutty than the new guy, but I don't think they really had any intention of putting her on the court anyway. They just wanted some big story to cover for their scandal. Again, congratulations assholes. Oh, and good job being able to say with a straight face how important it is for the new guy to get a vote after your crazy wingnut supporters ran off the last one without even getting to the hearings.

I'm sure some other stuff happened, but I was on vacation, so I wasn't paying any attention to it.

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Gary said...

Hey John...

Hope ya had a nice vacay!

Actually, there is something brewing today in the Judiciary Committee...Those bastards are trying to move the so-called "Marriage Protection Amendment" out of committee.

HRC claims Arlen Specter, the ranking member, is opposed and can stop it from leaving committee.

We need to call him and urge his opposition to said "amendment". The contact info is on my page. Please call him. Feel free to link and share anything about this on your site.

Your support is as always greatly appreciated!

Me4Prez said...

I have been trying to steal readers away, but they haven't been coming to me. I get excited when I get up to 30 hits a day and them it plummets. I also blame the readers. Maybe my genius is too much for them

John Howard said...

Yeah, blaming the readers is a good strategy, I think. I never read your blog anymore, since you just seem to steal my posts anyway, and now I feel guilty and will go visit, so it works well.

Fixer said...

I love ya, JRH. A day without ya is a day without sunshine. Florida sunshine that is ;)

sumo said...

I noticed you were gone...but was not aware that yet once again you went on a vacation. Some people have all the luck it seems. And...I checked to see if you'd reached the 20,000 mark...and you had by about 110 I believe. It's hard to believe that your minions may have dropped off...you'll just have to keep posting daily then...you have a public afterall.

Me4Prez said...

I don't steal your ideas. You steal mine before I have them. That is why I have switched from my Iowa Hawkeyes hat to a lead lined tinfoil cap.