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Having A Wild Weekend
2008-08-25 - 12:49 p.m.
Geez, whatta weekend.
Friday night, Obama picks Joe Biden as his running mate. In this AP article, there's this mention:
After all, Biden is anything but a change agent, having been in office longer than half of all Americans have been alive. Longer than McCain.
And he talks too much.
On the same day he announced his second bid for the presidency, Biden found himself explaining why he had described Obama as "clean."
And there's the 2007 ABC interview in which Biden said he would stand by an earlier statement that Obama was not ready to serve as president.
It seems Obama is worried that some voters are starting to agree.
Biden has been in the Senate for 35 years...and remember, Obama once criticized McCain for being a "Washington insider".
Then, Saturday and Sunday.
After work, I'd come home and spend time cleaning the apartment. Now, anyone who knows me knows I'm a slob. But it was pointed out to me that it had really gotten bad and I needed to get the place tidied up. So I went to work.
The kitchen is now almost spotless - and I say "almost" because there are a few dishes in the sink. We're talking sweeping, vacuuming the small carpet, mopping the floor (and scrubbing what the mop couldn't get), removing everything from the counters and cleaning all the surfaces, scrubbing the stove, and so on. Roommate Jim came home Saturday night and declared the kitchen to be "amazing". Since I had mop water, I also mopped the bathroom.
Sunday I dusted, vacuumed, and removed junk from the living room. I also scrubbed the shower and cleaned the shower curtain.
There's still much more to be done - I haven't even gotten close to the bedroom yet. That will probably be Thursday or sometime next weekend.
On top of all that, the Angels won two games out of four against the Twins, splitting their series. Frankie Rodriguez picked up his 50th save Sunday, placing him within fairly easy reach of the record (57 saves in one season).
The Seattle Mariners' elimination number is 2, which is the lowest in all of baseball. Any combination of Angels wins and Mariners losses that add up to 2 will mathematically eliminate the Mariners. So it could happen as soon as tonight.
The Angels "magic number" is 16, meaning any combination of Angels wins/Texas Rangers losses that add up to 16 will clinch the division for the Angels. It would be interesting if it were to happen on September 11, which will be the game Brin and I are attending.
And now, just a bit of government news.
This article from the Wall Street Journal talks about how Medicare may have paid out as much as $2.8 billion in fraudulent claims in 2006. That's a 31.5% error rate. Democrat Pete Stark says it's all Bush's fault.
Uh huh. But Medicare is supposed to be the basis of "universal healthcare". Do we really want the government to run that?
Are you a teenager in Texas who skips school a lot?
Okay. There's still so much to get done.
One more week of the summer season at work.
Be seeing you.
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Bob - 2008-08-26 00:28:12 - http://shadowgm.diaryland.com