Thursday, January 26, 2006

Democrats growing a pair?

Between Sen. Kerry calling for a fillibuster of Alito and the passionate attack on the current administration Gore delivered last week, it seems like Democratic scientists may have made some progress in their decade-long attempt to grow a pair for at least one representative. Is this just the standard rumbling of the opposition prior to the State of the Union? Or is this a trend where the opposition party is actually starting to realize that they actually have to, you know, explain to the American people why they oppose something? I sure hope it's the latter, not because I necessarily agree with the Dems, but because I find it incredibly unhealthy to allow any party to run Washington unchecked for a decade.

Of course, this is a party that managed to find a way to lose the 2000 election despite the biggest and longest peace-time economic expansion in generations and that couldn't find a way to market a decorated veteran during a war against an incumbant with a "spotty" military record who had presided over a substantial economic recession in 2004. They also seem to have decided to oppose Alito at the 11th hour, without bothering to lay the framework of their objections far enough in advance to have any hope of persuading the American people, which I suspect is going to turn into a matter of "too little, too late". At least they're starting to wake up.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Beauty and NRAO

Beauty and the Geek series 2 premieres on the WB on Thursday. One of the contestants, Rubik's cubing genius Tyson, was a summer student at NRAO-Socorro last year!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Jon Stewart at the Oscars

Jon Stewart is hosting the Oscar's this year. It should be interesting and might actually make me watch the show...
His response to being asked to host the show was cute: "As an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can't help but be a little disappointed with the choice."