Monthly Archives: January 2006

The State of the Union

“He shall from time to time,” reads the Constitution, “give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” And so it shall be. George W. Bush will be speaking tonight from the podium in the House of Representatives. Before […]

Wow, I’d be in trouble.

I got this story in email: UCLA Alumni Group is tracking “radical” faculty: A fledgling alumni group headed by a former campus Republican leader is offering students payments of up to $100 per class to provide information on instructors who are “abusive, one-sided or off-topic” in advocating political ideologies. The year-old Bruin Alumni Assn. says […]

… and then there were twenty-five.

Bayh, Evan (D-IN)Biden, Joseph R., Jr. (D-DE)Boxer, Barbara (D-CA)Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D-NY)Dayton, Mark (D-MN)Dodd, Christopher J. (D-CT)Durbin, Richard (D-IL)Feingold, Russell D. (D-WI)Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA)Jeffords, James M. (I-VT)Kennedy, Edward M. (D-MA)Kerry, John F. (D-MA)Lautenberg, Frank R. (D-NJ)Leahy, Patrick J. (D-VT)Levin, Carl (D-MI)Menendez, Robert (D-NJ)Mikulski, Barbara A. (D-MD)Murray, Patty (D-WA)Obama, Barack (D-IL)Reed, Jack (D-RI)Reid, Harry (D-NV)Sarbanes, Paul […]

Laundry day musings

I’m tackling the mountain of laundry tonight. Due to the lack of television stations and my laziness in changing the channel, “Wheel of Fortune” is playing in the background. Now, if you know me, you know I hate this game show. Here are a few of the reasons why I can’t stand “Wheel.” Why must […]

Top 100 best opening lines from novels

I’m happy to say I’ve read a quarter of ’em. (I don’t know why I always have to count how many I’ve read/seen whenever I encounter these types of lists) Isn’t it funny how an opening line can be so indicative of what is to come in the rest of the book? They’re also some […]

International week

It’s that time of the year again — International Week at the U of S. It’s odd, because I don’t really consider myself “international” — the only times I out myself as not from here is when it comes to voting, going through Customs at the airport, or when I inadvertantly call someone “Ma’am” or […]

Apocalyse, now?

So today, after a day of “hanging out” with the in-laws, we’re sitting around chatting and my father in law starts talking about the Anti-Christ. [My relational tip to you: if a conversation is ever lagging in material, simply bring up something apocalyptic or in the realm of eschatology — and voila! Instant talking material.] […]