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My world suddenly brightened...

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s because she’s a former beauty pageant contestant. Maybe it’s because she likes guns and hunts. Maybe it’s because she not only challenged the Republican establishment in Alaska, but she won. Big. Maybe it’s because she knew her fifth child would be born with Downs syndrome and had him anyway.Oh, and maybe it’s because she’s a redhead and she’s hot. Sorry, call me petty and shallow, but if women can swoon over Obama, I’m allowed to swoon over Sarah Palin.I am laughing my ass off listening to Democrat, liberal, and progressive pundits trying to hack at her lack of experience. Are they really so oblivious to the fact that all such accusations apply even more so to The One? Someone actually remarked that she’s even less experienced than Obama, effectively acknowledging how inexperienced he is.There are a couple of key differences, however. The first should be obvious to anyone with a pulse: Palin’s not running for president, Obama is. She may, indeed, b…

My parents would weep

They were life-long, devoted Democrats. Either would prefer to be skinned alive then ever cast a vote for someone with an (R) next to their name. My father once said that Ronald Reagan, as governor of California, was Satan on earth. My mother espoused burning bras, bombing banks, and putting reactionaries up against the wall. There's no doubt they'd vote for Senator Barrack Obama.There's also no doubt they'd be wearing gas masks as they did so, the mere holding of their noses being insufficient.I've been voting in presidential elections since 1976. Never have I seen any party, major or otherwise, put forth a less qualified candidate than The One. Never. He's even worse than Jimmy Carter. The sheer scope of his inexperience is breathtaking, matched only by his colossal ignorance. (Or is that arrogance?)Stupid is defined as "lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity".In contrast, ignorance is "the lack of knowledge or education".So I am…

Roe, Casey, and a WtF moment?!?

So I met this bright and intelligent woman, only to discover that she’s a single-issue kind of gal. She’s going to vote Obama because electing McCain would enable Republicans to overturn Roe v. Wade. Sadly, she really believes that’s true, because that's what her degree in, I kid you not, the history of women's reproductive rights tells her, and so all other considerations are kicked to the curb.I suspect she’s not alone, especially given that to Progressives the only valid question of any judicial nominee is: “Will you support Roe v. Wade?”The ignorance is nauseating.Quick question: If the United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade today, could a woman get an abortion tomorrow?Indisputable answer: Yes. When the Court issued its Roe decision in 1973, the result was that every abortion statute in the nation was erased from the books. If Roe fell tomorrow, the old statutes would not rise from their graves like zombies from Shawn of the Dead. Each and every state legislat…

Just wanted to share, part two....

Ingredients:1.5 oz. Partida Anejo tequila0.75 oz. Partida Agave Nectar0.75 oz. distilled water1 freshly squeezed limeShake all ingredients with ice, serve over ice, "never use salt". I don't, as a rule, so that extra instruction is superfluous.Excellent concoction, well worth trying, especially if you actually like the flavor of agave. To really taste the agave, though, substitute Partida Silver for Anejo.

California dreaming (nightmaring?)

I am a civilian employee with the California Highway Patrol. Because I’ve said that, I am required to say...THIS PAGE CONTAINS PERSONAL OBSERVATIONS AND OPINIONS OF THE AUTHOR. IT DOES NOT REFLECT THE VIEWS, NOR REPRESENT AN OFFICIAL POSITION, OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. FURTHER, THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL DOES NOT ENDORSE OR APPROVE THE CONTENT OF, NOR IS IT IN ANY MANNER AFFILIATED WITH OR RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE.I have to quote that verbatim, uppercase and all, including the poor use of the word "nor" (personal bug of mine). It’s also supposed to be in 12-point font, so please adjust your browsers accordingly.I state where I work not because I want to discuss the CHP but rather, California politics and especially the budget. On July 31, 2008, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger cut my pay to the Federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour. It’s been a long time since I’ve worked for minimum wage, and at that time I had a wife, house, two cars, two kids,…