Monday, September 29, 2008

Boston Legal/Congressional vote on bailout? Deal or no Deal?

Ok.. I must go to sleep. The world has gone from odd to surreal in about 2 seconds..

The intro to tonight's episode of Boston Legal was a parody of Deal or No Deal? by one lawyer to another in a conference.

I just finished watching talking heads discuss today's congressional vote on the bailout.. Deal or No Deal?

Stock prices/value crumbled today, and lots of people status on social networking sites are mentioning 401K value. To buy stocks right now: Deal or No Deal?

What happened to the world today? Was the bailout a Deal or No Deal?


Nancy Pelosi: Chastise the current president AFTER the vote. -1 point to you.

Republican Leadership did you talk to your members and have a Deal (or No Deal?) -10 points

Republican members, I concede that the Speakers timing is poor. That's NO reason to scuttle a Deal (or No Deal). YOUR FIRED!

I told you I was tired.


In reply to: scottsigler I'm undecided. Both campaigns appall me. So Obamites, educate me: cease with the "nanner-nanner" posts, link to what makes him right for USA

I was going to layoff the politic thing, and not direct anything to you.. I wasn't sure you and I were in any way aligned politically. From previous posts, i think you might have a conservative leaning. Perhaps I'm wrong. This post makes me think you are more open minded, than i had previously though. A very good thing.

Perhaps this is just slightly the wrong perspective. Having said that, I will most probably be voting for Obama, primary because I think he is the more open minded and sophisticated of the 2 that will get the lions share of the votes. While I might agree with some of Ron Paul's fiscal ideas, I don't believe he has enough of a movement to garner a significant position in the election.

Back to what makes one or the other "right for the USA":

Social: Least important to me, Mcain should be "gov't out of your business", Palin choice doesn't back that up. Obama, appears more engaged. Despite Mcains protests, Obama does seem to "get it".

International: We NEED the rest of the world, especially now due to our financial situation. We need someone who the rest of the world thinks is listening. Mcain 1 point for some established relationships, -2 points for his reputation of " tantrum like behaviour". Obama speech in Berlin, may prove he is a rock star, but more importantly it proves people WANT to listen to him. US or abroad, Obama get the win on engaging people.

Fiscal policy: Mcain appears his most dangerous here. Phil Gram has a key responsibility in the original removal of regulation. He is a KEY advisor and is will protect moneyed interests.
Obama, No golden parachutes. He was on this track way before Mcain.

Overall, its more about US.. The electorate telling congress and the candidates what we want. I believe they should come to us.. NOT the other way around.


You, Scott, have peoples ear. As a successful podcaster, you have a slightly louder voice. I may disagree with your conservatism, but i respect your opinion. What i ask of you, and every citizen: Get others ENGAGED. Like you just did. WHY are we voting for our canidate. Just voting party line is WRONG. Make them come to us. BE SPECIFIC. Tell them what you want!

I want out of Iraq. We already won. They have a gov't. They need to step up to the plate.
I want reasonable regulation, taking of responsibility, TRANSPARENCY.
I want to be a PROUD AMERICAN. How can we NOT be the most respected country in the world. We have GOOD people.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

IPhone panorama

It's amazing what's possible on a pocket size phone.

The panorama program does an ok job of stiching.

Not bad.


Saw Eagle Eye last night and missed the debate live. Forgot we called the cable company to change out the DVR and take the recording of the debate..
Luckily the debate is "on-demand" Watching it now..

It really disturbs me when politicians are condescending..

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


nostalgia.. reconnection..

Strange thing this facebook. I never really got the whole FB meme until now. People from years past, in different states, with new jobs.

Very strange 'ting this FaceBook on the internet-tubes.

Its odd to be able to "catch up".. seeing kids grown 10 years since i last saw them.

Blogging was/is a stream-of-Consciousness experiment for me. A place for photo's and random thoughts.

I see how this gets people "addicted".

Sunday, September 21, 2008


We won!

Hawk gnome

Even the hawk gnome got winded getting up here

High altitude sickness setting in

Holy crap!

Seat RR23 is the highest seat number.
I know I Am out of shape. But this is nutz. $70 bucks each. Dayum.
All i can say is: 1. Seahawks better win and 2. The Rolling Stones
better play at half time!!

Takin the train

Were going to see the seahawks / st. Louis game

Hope we win!

Monday, September 15, 2008


The moon from my front yard the other night.
I wish there was a program that would allow you to give it coordinates
and it would give you moon rise on any range of days.
It would be so much easier to get moon rise over Mt Ranier.
Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Spider from Mars

Here is the picture I was trying to get the other day. Today the
spider was cooperative.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I needed to goer out to work on my tan

I'm soo white

Demanding attention

As I am trying to take the last picture, someone is demanding my
immediate attention


Sitting on the porch having a smoke. I was trying to get a pic of the
spider above my car. Damn bug would not cooperate. Couldn't get the angle

So I took this one instead.

Lamp & Rose:


Originally uploaded by lancehirakawa

Partially happy with this shot.
It only seems to happen once a year, the moon in proximity of the Mountain.
Raine was very excited when she came home, we both went down to take pics.
I don't think she has reviewed hers yet. Maybe she'll let me post them.