Monday, July 16, 2007

Gateway and "Earth Spins off it's Axis"

Dan, Rae, the kids and I took Traxxxxx (how many x's are there supposed to be?) down to the Gateway to let the kids play in the fountain. At first Josh and Dylan didn't much care for it - ended up the kids watching the adults play in the fountain. Dylan finally did warm up to it - to the point of getting upset when we decided it was time to go get dinner. If you want to check out the pictures, click HERE.

"Hatch sides with committee Democrats in subpoena of White House, Cheney's office" or "Earth Spins off it's Axis, Devil Starts buying Long Underwear and Smoking proven to cure Lung Cancer"

I noticed an article in the Trib from a couple weeks back when I was cleaning up the newspapers for recycling. Couple of excerpts from the article:

The Senate Judiciary Committee subpoenaed the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's office Wednesday for documents relating to President Bush's controversial eavesdropping program that operated warrant-free for five years.

In fact, the Judiciary Committee's three most senior Republicans - Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, former chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah and Chuck Grassley of Iowa - sided with Democrats on the 13-3 vote last week to give Leahy the power to issue the subpoenas.

We're talking Orrin Hatch, the guy that whose nose was so far up Ronald Regan's rear that he found the guy's pollups. Regan could do no wrong. George Bush the First could do no wrong. And up until now G.W. seemed unable to do wrong. Man, if a Republican president can fall from Orrin Hatch's grace, he must be wallowing in one big mess.......


A Paperback Writer said...

Yes, I recall when that happened.
Who'd a thunk it. Kinda restores you faith in humanity, doesn't it?

Max said...

No, it actually ruins my faith in humanity. I mean, if you can't count on Orrin Hatch to blindly support the president no matter what, what can we count on? Next thing you know we'll see Gayle Ruzicka marching in the Pride Parade, or Bill Clinton in a room full of young ladies - with his pants on.

A Paperback Writer said...

Or possibly Utah voting Democrat in the next election!!! Gasp!

Max said...

Noooooooooo, not THAT!

A Paperback Writer said...

Oh a different note:
Did you see this article?

I'm fuming over this thing, but I'm too tired to blog about it tonight. Who the crap officially decided that reducing class size isn't the answer?! What are these people thinking?! More mentoring? That's not going to solve anything when a new teacher has 45 kids in a class!! Why are they wasting money on pretend solutions when they could use it to make a difference in at least one or two schools somewhere?!
REad it and rant.

A Paperback Writer said...

Howdy Max.
I took a photo just for you today. I think you'll spot it on the blog, but, just in case, it's the post labeled "For Max."