Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Speaking Of Failed Leadership

This evening I received this email from Cathy McMorris Rodgers just in time for the State of the Union speech.

Here are the hard numbers that Cathy McMorris Rodgers does not mention, which are the result of President Obama's "failed leadership". And she wants a five dollar donation. Instead, I think I'll buy a sandwich at a locally owned shop.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Published Again

Cool. My letter to the editor was printed in the Spokesman Review today.

Pedals2People Slow Ride

In conjunction with a beer festival at the Lantern Tap House, Pedals2People had a fun fundraiser Slow Ride competition. The competition was open to all. The rules were that you always had to be moving forward and your feet could touch the ground. I went with the small bike so I'd have a lower center of gravity and did the course in 14.5 seconds.

The fundraiser part came from the New Belgium Brewery Company. P2P received a dollar for every one of their beers purchased.

P2P board members Jeff, Liza, Sara, and Annie. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kids, Cans, and Craziness

Here is another fine example of how fear mongering is affecting our country. Read more of the story here and here. (This mistaken attitude towards keeping our children safe is not new.)

If walking to the park, playing at the park, and then walking home from the park without adult supervision puts our children in danger maybe we could mitigate the danger by arming them with cans of food.

If we're going to have shit for brains we might as well go all out.

Everyone should carry an 8-ounce can of food with them at all times for self protection. And we should amend the Constitution to make that a right. And no canned goods regulation should be allowed to infringe upon this right.

After all, if we outlaw canned goods then only outlaws will have canned goods. Convicted felons lose their right to canned goods. It's boxes of pasta or a cup of noodles for them.

And I have the right to carry a 104-ounce can of chili if I want to. (Yes, they exist, but they're expensive. Relatively speaking.)

If any bleeding heart liberal politicians tries to force background checks upon us, a brave constitution-loving patriot will appeal to my irrational emotions, and in a glorious moment of confirmation bias, stand up and tell us what is and is not the law. We will not comply!!!

Nothing takes the fight out of a man like a slug in the chest.

Got Me All Excited About Nothing

Yesterday I heard someone in our building rode a fat bike to work.

"Cool", I thought and hurried down to the basement to check it out. Then I saw the bike and a darkness fell upon my spirit.

There is a bright side. We have elevators so I didn't have to walk up eight flights of stairs to get back to work.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Shots After Work

I walked around downtown with the camera to kill some time before my dinner date.