Night & Day

September 8, 2005
Oh how time flies....
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I know, I know. I’m not doing so hot on that resolution to post more am I? It often seems that it is always feast or famine for me, and I have been swept away even more than usual by the events that are important in my tiny life, to say nothing of the events of the world at large that deserve attention as well.

So, in the interest of getting the ball rolling, I offer up some brief summaries on what is going on in my life.

  • My new job: Everything is going really well. Not only is it just enough out of my comfort zone to be a challenge, it’s also giving me an opportunity to learn more about a rare species.
  • Theatre: Night of January Sixteenth is going well. Two weekends down, two to go. Rehearsals have already started for Zoo Story and I’m super-excited to be doing the show again. (Even though more sleep wouldn’t hurt me right about now….) If you are in the area and have any interest in seeing me perform I strongly urge you to come to this one. (Unless you’re easily offended. If so, you should wait for whatever the next play is. Maybe….)
  • Ren Fest: Sadly, I have only made it out once for part of a day. I hadn’t realized when I took the role in NoJS that every Sunday show would be a matinee, which makes it nigh ridiculous to attempt to make it out to site. Couple that with starting my new job and rehearsing a new show and you may understand when the one day to sleep in has overshadowed my festing. (I’d also still have to leave early to make it back to White Bear Lake by 7PM.) I hope to make it out this Sat or next, and hopefully the whole enchilada of closing weekend.
  • Movieoke: Movieoke Idol has been rescheduled for 9PM on Sunday September 18th. It will still be @ The Local in Downtown Minneapolis. Raven & I are ready to Movieoke our heats out to win this trip and audience reaction is included in the judging. So again with the pleading: If you think this sounds interesting at all or even like me a little bit please come out on Sept 18th!
  • Politics: Haven’t had a lot of time for Politics lately. (See above) But a quick reminder for any St. Paul-ites out there to vote for Chris Coleman in the September 13th Primary, so we can send Republican Randy home.
  • The Internets: I’ve been doing a boatload of administrative work on my various sites. Chaos Effect & jackswastedlife.org underwent software upgrades recently, and I setup a Beta installation of the new Callboard as well. I also recently realized just how many damn people I know use LiveJournal, so starting with this post, I will attempt to cross-post to my account there whenever new ramblings boil over onto the virtual page.

I guess that more or less sums up my life at the moment. Hope all is as well as it can be with you and yours in these nationally troubled times.

Remember: It’s always darkest just before they turn on the lights.

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Stand Up

November 5, 2004

I Voted and all I got was this lousy President Messenger Bag


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Whether it is a good idea or not, I am getting more and more involved with politics. I don’t know that you can ever really take the sting out of the kind of results that we saw this last Tuesday, but I think you can gain perspective.

Sometime in the middle of the night this last Tuesday, I started to realize it wasn’t likely going to be the result I was hoping for. I think I started off with the usual disbelief, followed by anger. Once again I wondered about the viability of Canada.

Then something happened that I’m not sure has happened before. I could feel my resolve hardening. This wasn’t anger or despair, but a renewed sense of purpose and importance.

It doesn’t matter what they say. We stood up and fought. This election was not a crushing defeat. It was a near miss! I’m not saying no mistakes were made or that we can’t do better, but I’m already sick to death of these death-knells for the Democratic Party in the mainstream media. Let me fill you in on a little something that I think a helluva lot of people have lost sight of:

Government is all about compromise

Ya know, checks and balances? We’re not voting for Prom King and Queen here. It should be less about how charismatic or attractive they are, less about how closely they line up with you on the “issues”, and more about who has the better vision. You can support a candidate that isn’t “perfect”. NONE OF US ARE.

Now I’m not saying you shouldn’t look for the best we can do, but stop pining for the perfect one. A third party doesn’t solve anything. It only further muddies the waters. Also, I don’t ever want to hear anyone say the Democratic Party doesn’t represent them anymore. Have you ever been to a Precinct Caucus? Do you know how the Democratic Party works? It’s the ultimate in representative politics! If 30 percent of your precinct supports Candidate A and 70 percent supports Candidate B, that’s the ratio that goes up to the next level. There is no winner take all until the National Convention. The same thing is true of the platform. So in a way you’re right. It’s not representing you because you can’t be bothered to show up and be counted. If you don’t like the way this world is why won’t you work for the change you seek?

To be continued…

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Fingers Crossed

November 2, 2004

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Blog Action Alert #1

April 8, 2004

We interrupt this program for the following special announcement…

I was a little slow on the draw for this. However, the strike still hasn’t been resolved, so call today, and every day that you think of it until the buses are moving again!

CALL GOV. PAWLENTY – SETTLE THE TRANSIT STRIKE!

Call (651) 296-3391 or (800) 657-3717

Tell him:

– Come to the table directly and settle the strike
– You can’t balance the budget on the backs of transit workers
– Affordable health care is a right
– Transit is important to our communities

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog, already in progress…..

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Dennis’s Top Ten List

March 24, 2004

Top Ten Ways Dennis Kucinich Can Still Be The Next President Of The United States presented by Dennis Kucinich (stolen from David Letterman)

10. “Keep doing what I’m doing — I’m winning, right?”

9. “Constitution is amended stating presidents must be 35 or older, a natural-born citizen and named ‘Dennis’.”

8. “Act like a boob so people will perceive me as more Presidential.”

7. “You want crazy campaign promises? Fine! If I’m elected everybody gets a million bucks.”

6. “Enter and win next ‘American Idol’.”

5. “Announce your running mate will be a plate of fudge — people love fudge.”

4. “Just wait till I unleash my new campaign slogan: ‘Kucizzle in the Hizzle!'”

3. “According to the order of presidential succession, if George W. Bush were to resign today, along with Dick Cheney and about 300 other people, the presidency passes to a congressman from Ohio.”

2. “Get the governors of every state to rig the election.”

1. “I’m praying for a sex scandal.”

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