Friday, February 18, 2005


A quick note:

For those that want to read up to the minute blogging from CPAC... go here:

Everyone else go here: The Red Button.

Thursday, February 17, 2005


Howard Dean, the man is a walking news story.
The New York Post reported recently that Dean wants Dem's to stop referring to themselves and the party as "Pro-Choice." Here is his quote:
I don't think we should use 'pro-choice.'
The Post explains that Dean said this because he feels the term implies that the party and it's members are "too pro-abortion."

Umm What?

Right Wing News talks about the Dean statements from the post article in their recent post: Howard Dean's Abortion Subterfuge

RWN lists various reasons why this is just absurd. But the best comment, actually came in the form of a 'comment' from Christopher Taylor on RWN blog:

"It's almost as if he's admitting that the Democrat Party's primary problem is that people are accurately perceiving their true nature." -- Christopher_Taylor

I don't know what to make of Dean's statement More below...once I figure this out...

I guess that Dean is worried that with this "shift" to the 'right' that this country displayed in the last election, that he wants to deflect attention from some hot button issues. Maybe, it is the old idea that if you say it enough times, you will start to believe it. Maybe if Dean can convince Democrats that they aren't "Pro-Choice" then they are simply something else... and therefore innocent of all attacks from the "Pro-Life" crowd.

I don't know, it seems to me that this is style over substance. Changing the meaning of Word's is clearly Clintonesque though, so who knows, maybe he can work wonders. I used to have some respect for him, but I guess I wish the big "D" could get people in their party like they used to... (i.e. Truman, Kennedy, etc...)

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

FIREFOX.... please.

It has come to my attention that anyone who uses INTERNET EXPLORER has been missing out on half of the WEBsite. The right side, which contains quite a bit of info... is missing.

Now I thought that everyone had switched from Explorer but I guess not. If you havent... go here:

Get Firefox!

Everyone I know that switches loves blocks pop-up's very nicely, loads faster, and is just a much cleaner browser.

Plus you get our whole site :)

Lights OUT Hockeytown!

Well, it is official. The NHL season has been cancelled by Communist Party Leader Gary Bettman. After several concessions by the NHLPA, the league (Read: upper echelon of the NHL) were unable to understand economics well enough to strike a deal. This was a clash between philosophical takes on economic markets. Unfortunately for now, we as fans lose, the players lose, and the owners lose. Read more below...

What has been lost in all of this "LOCK-OUT" talk, is that many of the owners are at odds with the whole situation. There are a few teams, teams that run their business well, that did not want this lock-out or much of a structure change. The players, they simply want their fair share. Sure you can call them greedy, and yes many of them make more than you or I put together, but that is not the point.

Generally I am not a union person, but in this situation, it is not a typical union situation. In fact, it is reversed. The union is asking to keep a free market free, while the league is looking for a more pluralistic or egalitarian (if you will) market. Gary Bettman simply screwed up a long time ago, and now that the league is in a whole, or should I say, part of the league, he is trying to use this lock-out to strong arm the players to fix his damage. Luckily the players have someone like Mr. Goodenow to protect their interests and their fair share at a free and open market.

It's just sad that it had to come to this...