Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Shameless bating

This is mostly aimed at Nemesis, but others are more than welcome to comment as well.

Over the last year and a half, I have visited the Los Angeles area at least half a dozen times to visit my sister-in-law and her adorable (see pic) little girl (not to mention my best friend from high school). My expectations were not high, given the venomous hatred many of my fellow Bay Area residents harbor for our neighbors to the south. However, I have found the area to be just fine, with lots of culture to be had, in addition to the natural beauty and climate. On the downside, there certainly is a lot of traffic. But there is here, too. Down there, there are freeways that always have bad traffic, but we have places like that up here, too (880, anyone?).

So, L.A.-haters, what is it that makes SoCal so bad? Or is it just some bizarre NorCal inferiority complex?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

How to spot a baby conservative

Remember the whiny, insecure kid in nursery school, the one who always thought everyone was out to get him, and was always running to the teacher with complaints? Chances are he grew up to be a conservative.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Speaking of presidents...

and we're talking fictionally now, who would you vote for?

MacKenzie Allen
Jed Bartlet
Charles Logan
David Palmer


2008 is just around the corner...

I heard a bit on NPR the other day about Hillary as a presidential candidate. If you had asked me five years ago if I thought a woman would get ellected president in the next 20 years, I would have said "no." Maybe I'm not clued-in on this, or maybe things have changed. Anyway, it looks like this is now a strong possibility.

Thoughts? And who are the other viable candidates starting to emerge?