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2008-03-03 - 12:29 p.m.

Well, this last weekend the winds picked up and the weather cooled down. It dropped down into the 50s for a day, and now it's back up into the 70s.

So the pro-AGW machine brought the temperature down, but those evil corporations brought it back up!



Those of you who read Brin's blog have noticed her railing at the new design of Diaryland's pages - not the diaries themselves, but the internal pages.

Personally, I wasn't a fan of the old splash page. There were child-like drawings of flowers and the link items were in a font to make them look child- and crayon-written. The other pages, such as the "add an entry" page, were fine - light pleasant colors. Now they've gone to a set of darker colors. Maybe it was to make it look more "tech", I don't know. But we've been told by Andrew, aka Da Boss, that there will be more adjustments as feedback comes in.

I'm currently neutral on the color scheme. I may form an opinion later - I really haven't interacted much with the new pages, since I don't post on the weekend. So maybe later in the week I'll have a yes/no opinion.

For right now...nothing.


Last Friday, I showed up for the gig and found that, while we DID have speakers, we did NOT have monitors...and it was too late to get ours there.

Well, we wound up playing without them, and we did okay. Bob's throat was shot, so I wound up singing most of the songs...including his. Some were a little shaky, especially the ones where I usually sing harmony since I'm used to MY part, and not Bob's. But we did pretty well, especially on "Midnight Special".

Hopefully he'll be back up to speed on Friday.


So there's a new Hillary ad showing a sleeping child and asking parents who they want answering the phone at the White House and keeping their children safe. Never mind that Walter Mondale ran such an ad when he was up against Gary Hart (which was about 20 years ago - maybe they thought no one would remember).

Okay. So what they're saying is, Hillary can handle crisis calls. How do we know this? What foreign policy crises has she handled to claim such experience? Well...

Responding to the release of HRC's new TX TV ad, which asserts in no subtle terms that only she has the experience to deal with a major world crisis, and, relatedly, to keep your children safe, Slate's John Dickerson asked the obvious question:

"What foreign policy moment would you point to in Hillary's career where she's been tested by crisis?" he said.

Go here to listen to the reply...or lack thereof. There was silence for several seconds. Then the answers they came up with were that she "stood up in China for women's rights" and that she was "endorsed" by "twenty-seven members or the armed forces", which they go on to name. No real answer to the question.

No surprise there. Her "experience" came from watching Bill...unless SHE was telling him what to do and say. If she was a puppetmaster running the Clinton presidency, she'll never admit to it.


This will be a busy week for me. I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday and the tax guy on Friday, along with the usual week-stuff.

And to top it off, I've started playing this game again.

Sleep? What's that?

Be seeing you.


1 comments so far

Brin - 2008-03-03 15:35:05 -
Actually, if the phone rings at three in the morning and Hillary answers it, the next thing out of her face would probably be "God dammit, Bill, I'm not gonna bail you out this time."


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