Down the Ballot

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jason Carter Running for Governor

I had no idea Jason Carter was running for governor...ok, well I had some idea. I was on facebook and saw some people post about it. Seems like it would be a pretty interesting campaign. I played around with some slogans. If you come up with a good one, I'll post it up.
Mel Brooks played a pretty good GUV so why not Jason too.
Regan doesn't have anything on Jason.
Come on...You think I could stop myself?
 I wish Jason the best of luck. Actors have done well in American politics in the past. There are a lot of shared aspects between his natural leanings and politicking. He likes going to parties, having drinks, meeting new people, telling stories. Well that's all a campaign is really. Telling your story...and then milking people for time and money :) If you win you gotta do a bunch of work, but at least if he's elected Governor he'll have a lot of help.

 He would not be the first Babylon 5 actor to pursue public office. Jerry Doyle ran for Congress and Bruce Boxleitner played a Governor of New York on tv.

See you on the hustings! No rotten boroughs here.



Sunday, May 18, 2014

Election Night Events 2014 Edition


Well friends it is that time of the Election again. When we will know the winners and/or losers by the end of the night. Regardless of the outcomes, go and enjoy victory or maybe help someone through a defeat with a drink and good cheer! As I learn of more events I'll post them. If you hear about one, put in a comment and I'll add it to the map. 




Friday, May 16, 2014

Good Year for Portland

I rarely write about sports of any kind. As a bowler with 20+ years under my belt, I don't have anything that enlightening to say on the lanes. I just go do my thing. I know very little about basketball. I can recognize a foul here and there, but I keep up with the game as best I can. You pick up things as you watch. The year has been very good to Portland Trailblazers fans. Very good. We made it to round two of the playoffs. Who saw that one coming?

I was attending a game with a friend and he has some season tickets. We were invited to some function where the team management come in and give some free beer and talk to you about the upcoming year. Changes and whatnot. While some of the people around me were diving deep into all the cool sports statistics, I was asked what I thought about the team.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Community is Done.

Has anyone else been secretly wishing this show to end since Season 3? Seems like it got way more life than it should have naturally had. NBC finally did what had to be done. The sadness I feel is the type of sad you get when tossing your favorite t-shirt that has faded and thinned due to excessive washing. There will be other shirts and other shows. You know you can't get those stains out anymore.

I liked the first two season for the most part, and they had me tuning in to watch regularly, but after that long hiatus, something about the quality just took a dive. Can't place it to be honest with you. I still found about half the episodes funny in the remaining two seasons. It just wasn't consistent. I was no longer watching them the night of and instead waited several days or even weeks before I would watch them on demand.

I did think the addition of John Oliver was great, but the stories (if you can call them stories) just didn't hold up anymore.

The show at times in the most recent seasons was a shadow of itself. We will miss you and hopefully dvd prices will go down so we can then again find joy in our study group.