суббота, 22 октября 2005 г.

October 22, 2005


Saturday, October 22, 2005
Speechless
There are very few things that render me incapable of speech.

This is one of those things.

(Here is a direct link to the song.)

Props to Wil Wheaton dot Net in Exile.

WF


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Anyone remember They Might Be Giants?
Bomp-ba-dee-dah, bomp-ba-dee-dah, bomp-ba-dee-dah, bomp-ba-dee-dah (repeat)

Minimum WAAAAAAAAAGE!

*whip* Yah!

In all seriousness, the minimum wage is worth less proportionally than it has been in quite some time.

And on top of it, the Davis-Bacon act, requiring workers to get paid a prevailing wage, has been suspended in the Gulf, ostensibly to "make the rebuilding process run faster." Halliburton and others promptly used this suspension to hire undocumented aliens so the corporate bigwigs could pocket MORE of the money - YOUR money.

My friends on the Right often accuse me of trying to incite "class warfare." The class warfare has been going on for quite some time - and it isn't the lower or middle classes that started it.

WF


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Friday, October 21, 2005
Open Thread
Busy this morning. Go nuts.

WF


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Thursday, October 20, 2005
Hey, at least it wasn't George Mikan.
So a convicted felon wanted a LONGER sentence so the number of years he served was going to be equal to the number on Larry Bird's jersey (33).

Y'know, if I'm in that situation, I start claiming I'm a Robert Parish fan.

(See, growing up in a basketball-crazy state like Indiana occasionally pays off.)

WF


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Good stuff
Some people accuse me of being hyper-partisan. While I am a proud and committed Democrat, I am not so blind as to not recognize when a Republican does something good - and something good is what former Gov. A. Paul Cellucci has done in giving some leftover campaign funds to MASS MoCA.

In my interview with Rep. Bosley (below), he mentioned that Cellucci Weld (since Cellucci was Weld's Lt. Gov., I interposed the two; from all accounts, though, Weld and Cellucci started at the same point and came around at about the same time - WF) was unsure of the project at first, but when the local leaders (Mayor Barrett, Rep. Bosley, then-State Sen. Swift) talked to him about it, he got completely on board.

I ask you, readers - can you see Gov. Red Speck getting behind a project like MASS MoCA? Mad props to Cellucci.

WF


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Wednesday, October 19, 2005
A dilemma (well, not for me)
MCLA and the North Adams Transcript are sponsoring a meet the candidates night on MCLA's campus in one week.

Normally, I'd go, but the MCLA Concert/Community Band is performing that night as well, and I'm the conductor.