Archive for November, 2008
Today Dori Monson kept playing a clip from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. It was Dori’s theory that Mayor Villaraigosa was ignorant, which he hoped to illustrate by quoting a line wherein the Mayor says people need to talk about gay rights at their churches and shuls.
Dori said he didn’t know what a “shul” was and kept making jokes about it. He was obviously thinking that the Mayor meant to say “school,” but instead he just proved his own ignorance. “Shul” is the Jewish word for Synagogue.
I sent him an email to help him out, but he ignored it, probably because it would have ruined his point. And as we all know, Dori is never wrong.
UPDATE: Dori mentioned receiving some email that Shul was a Jewish synagogue. He said he had thought about that, but dismissed it because he didn’t think that was what the mayor was talking about. This just minutes after he said he had never heard of the word Shul. The man is simply incapable of admitting a mistake.
I think Jennifer Granholm of Michigan is.
Not only that, Mrs. Palin, but she’s smart, having a law degree from Harvard.
Unfortunately for us and fortunately for Sarah, Mrs. Granholm can’t run for President. She was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Developers in Ballard were so anxious to tear down our historic Denny’s, that as soon as the effort to save it was over they immediately demolished the building. Months later, the empty lot remains and now the developer has belated realized that nobody in Ballard wants more condos.
Read the entire story here: Ballard News Tribune
Hell, they haven’t even been able to sell the hundreds of condos they have already built.
And now the same thing has happened to the Sunset Bowl, which sits there forlornly after so many years of entertaining Ballardites.
Now Ballard has no Denny’s, no Sunset Bowl, no QFC, and no monorail either.
Thank you, developers, for once again screwing with this beautiful neighborhood.
I haven’t posted much during this wonderful election period, mainly because I kept busy reading all the other blogs out there. I wish to commend FiveThirtyEight.com especially for educating me about the polls. Because I’ve been reading them all along, I absolutely knew that Obama had won when Pennsylvania, and then Ohio, went Blue. At that point it was just a matter of waiting for the polls to close on the west coast, which is exactly what happened.
As it turned out, Virginia or Florida could have won the election for Obama by counting their votes faster, but instead the western states had the honor of putting Obama over 270 electoral votes.
The only place the polls didn’t even come close to predicting correctly was Alaska. Polls had shown that Senator Stevens was going to lose by at least 20 points, as well as Congressman Young. Instead, it appears that both of these corrupt politicians were re-elected by Alaska voters.
It appears that Alaskan voters are a perverse example of the Bradley effect, namely that they were ashamed to tell the pollsters that they were going to vote for Stevens and Young. Instead they told the pollsters one thing and ended up voting Republican instead.
What is wrong with Alaska anyway? Well, to begin with, Alaskans are beautiful beautiful and I love them and their state a great deal. But let’s face it, they are misfits. That’s one reason they live up there. Politically they are totally screwed-up. They claim to be Republicans and Libertarians, but everybody up there is on welfare, supported by the federal government, and jealous of their oil rebates. We are supporting them.
Well, they are deluded people, re-electing two very corrupt politicians. Stevens will probably not even be allowed to take his oath of office. Instead he will be forced to quit, perhaps he will even go to prison, and then a new senator will be appointed by Governor Sarah Palin. What do you want to bet that she will appoint Todd?!!!