Down the Ballot

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Obama's Race in America Statement

Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race.  It doesn’t mean we’re in a post-racial society.  It doesn’t mean that racism is eliminated.  But when I talk to Malia and Sasha, and I listen to their friends and I seem them interact, they’re better than we are -- they’re better than we were -- on these issues.  And that’s true in every community that I’ve visited all across the country.

I think out of all the pontification and posturing that comes about from a discussion of subjects like Race in America or anything of a similar nature is that progress lies in the hearts and minds of those who are yet to come. This is an idea born back in the annals of epistemology and how we come to understand and know ideas. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Old Friends Catching Up

This is a small sample of something I started writing a few weeks ago. Typical fan fiction type of stuff. Use some characters in a pretty established universe and let your muse take you somewhere. Many talented people have used the Star Trek universe to tell all sorts of cool stories over the years. Some of them even get paid to write Star Trek stuff. Do your thing. Keep writing friends.

 Imagine for a moment you are an invisible observer on the bridge of the Defiant. Watching two old friends catching up with each other during a lull point of a mission. What do you think you would hear them talking about?

Monday, July 8, 2013

Oregon Outdoors: Hagg Lake

I took a trip out to Hagg Lake this last weekend to do some early morning fishing up by the rocks near the dam. Those of us that went loaded up the truck and were on the road by 6:15am. On the way we stopped in at the Lake Stop Grocery. It is a little bit better than your typical convenience store. It also serves as an excellent tackle shop. In the age of the big box store, you have to try and support the local folks where you can.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Ready for Hillary?

Got my free Ready for Hillary Sticker a few weeks ago. To get your free sticker you can visit here: free sticker!

Senator Ed Markey

A few weeks ago Ed Markey became the newest member of the United States Senate. He won his first race for congress in 1976, taking office the same year Jimmy Carter was sworn in as President. Unlike Carter, Markey held onto his seat in 1980 during the ensuing Reagan landslide and has been re-elected by more than 60% of the vote every time he has run for re-election. His lowest margin of victory was 62% in a three way contest during the 1992 election.